The Red Line

September 24, 2019 Andrew Jeske-Polyak 0
You’ve heard about the new Trolley Service to South Knoxville many times before. This is a testimonial, first hand knowledge of the most recent greatest step forward for our neighborhood. Andrew Jeske-Polyak walked to work this sunny autumn day. The […]

Chapman Highway Implementation Plan Now Available

September 6, 2019 Admin 0
A final report has been completed. The plan has been posted to the Knoxville Regional TPO website, and a press release and additional information about recent projects along the corridor can be found on the City of Knoxville’s Chapman Highway page. We also […]

SoKno Summer Suttree Social UPDATE

July 23, 2019 Admin 0
Come One – Come All . . . Bring your family, your next-door neighbors, your good friends, and your dog. Food & Beverages . . . Free hot dogs will be provided, while they last, or pack a picnic lunch, […]

SoKno Trolley Service to Begin

July 23, 2019 Admin 0
It’s official!  Trolley Service to South Knoxville will begin Monday, August 19.  Knoxville Area Transit has rolled out The Red Line which will follow a circular route, from the main Trolley stop on Main St., across the Gay Street Bridge, […]

Neighborhood Advisory, Vol. 12, No. 25

July 23, 2019 Admin 0
HEADLINES . . .  Tenant Association Celebrates Library Opening 5 Points Community Hosts Community Homecoming Edgewood Park Neighborhood Sponsors Free Concert The U.S. Census Is Hiring Three Different Organizations Hosting Candidate Forums PARC Announces Quarterly Meeting Street Cleaning and Upgrades […]

South Knoxville Trolley

June 12, 2019 Admin 0
In April, it was brought to our attention that Knoxville Area Transit (KAT) was in discussions with the City of Knoxville to expand trolley service to Blount Avenue, thereby finally linking South Knoxville to Downtown.  May 22, 2019, City Council […]

Neighbor Day Celebration

June 12, 2019 Admin 0
Neighbors Kevin & Drew are completely immersed in planning activities associated the big  Neighbor Day Celebration & Fundraising Event to be held at St. James Episcopal Church (1101 N. Broadway) on Saturday, September 28th.  This entertaining event will celebrate the service […]

Neighborhood Conference Recap

May 18, 2019 Admin 0
On Saturday (May 18) the City of Knoxville Office of Neighborhoods hosted the Neighborhood Conference at the Knoxville Convention Center.  This free conference provided a terrific opportunity for neighbors from all parts of the city to participate in four different […]

Neighborhood Advisory, Vol. 12, No. 18

May 9, 2019 Admin 0
HEADLINES . . .  1. No Newsletter for Two Weeks 2. Town Hall East Hosts Mayoral Candidate Forum 3. Lonsdale Market is opening this weekend 4. Vestal Community Celebrates Vestival 5. Which Neighborhoods Are Interested in Playing Wiffle Ball? 6. […]

Chapman Highway Phase 2 Survey

April 29, 2019 Admin 0
City Engineering and Knoxville Regional Transportation Planning Organization (TPO) planners are studying the 6.2-mile stretch of Chapman in the city limits between the Henley Bridge and Gov. John Sevier Highway.  Outreach efforts have included – two stakeholder workshops, a survey, […]

37 Tons

April 28, 2019 Admin 0
On April 6th, the 30th annual Ijams River Rescue presented by TVA with support from Lowe’s collected close to 37 tons of trash and tires from 33 sites in and along East Tennessee’s waterways. Volunteers and crews from the City of […]

Neighborhood Advisory – Vol. 12, No. 16

April 27, 2019 Admin 0
HEADLINES . . .  1. North Hills Garden Club Hosts Annual Plant Sale 2. Montgomery Village Thanks Donors 3. Neighborhoods Host Yard Sales 4. We Are One Month Out From The Neighborhood Conference 5. KGIS Workshop to Show Advanced Material […]

What Matters MOST?

April 13, 2019 Admin 0
Please fill out our 4 question anonymous survey about what matters most to you about Chapman Highway.  It will only take one minute, but it will be so helpful and you can help shape the future of this very important […]

Neighborhood Advisory, Vol. 12, No. 14

April 13, 2019 Admin 0
HEADLINES . . .  1. North Knoxville Gathers to Discuss Neighborhood Safety 2. Forest Heights Completes Certification as a Wildlife Habitat 3. Lonsdale International Food and Craft Market Is Back This Week 4. Uptown North Celebrates Easter 5. NAC to […]

Ijams River Rescue

April 6, 2019 Admin 0
Saturday, April 8, 2019, Neighbors Art M., Debbie M., Drew JP and Kevin JP along side 10 volunteers from the Sorority, Gamma Sigma Sigma participated in the 30th Annual Ijams River Rescue presented by TVA.  This popular, community-wide event focuses on […]

Meet Mayoral Candidate Eddie Mannis

April 4, 2019 Admin 0
On April 23rd at 6:30pm Knoxville Mayoral candidate Eddie Mannis will make himself available for a meet-and-greet in the CityView clubroom. This is a great opportunity to hear what visions Mr. Mannis has for our city and the south waterfront […]

PARC

April 2, 2019 Admin 0
The Knoxville Police Department Advisory and Review Committee will hold their Quarterly Meeting on Wednesday, April 24 at the Regal Cinemas Headquarters. The meeting provides citizens with a great opportunity to become updated on practices and policies of the Knoxville […]

Chapman Plan Update

March 31, 2019 Admin 0
The 2nd Community Workshop for the Chapman Highway Implementation Plan will be on Tuesday, April 16th from 5 pm to 7 pm at the South Doyle Middle School library. This is the second of two planned community-wide workshops. The main […]

Rachel Maddow

March 26, 2019 Admin 0
MSNBC, one of the preeminent news organizations on cable TV also has one of the most famous anchors in Television history.  Rachel Maddow hosts The Rachel Maddow Show, a nightly television show on MSNBC, and serves as the cable network’s special […]

SKNBC Highlights

March 26, 2019 Admin 0
Neighbors Kevin and Drew attended the March monthly meeting of South Knoxville Neighborhoods and Business Coalition (SKNBC).  Representatives from Colonial Village, View Park, Lake Forest, Lindbergh Forest, Old Sevier, South Woodlawn, SWFT, Vestal and SKA presented updates related to neighborhood […]

SoKno Renew Our Neighborhoods

March 26, 2019 Admin 0
South Knox Renew Our Neighborhoods is a program sponsored by the Knoxville-Knox County Community Action Committee.  It provides community outreach to serve the needs of low income and vulnerable people impacted by poverty, housing instability, opioid and substance abuse, crime, […]

Neighborhood Advisory, Vol. 12, No. 12

March 26, 2019 Admin 0
HEADLINES . . .  The Neighborhood Conference registration is Now Open! Fourth & Gill Elects a New Board Spring Cleaning Comes to Knoxville Neighbors Gear Up for Yard Sale Season Hunt for Treasures and Boost Online Auction Neighborhood Challenge… Who […]

In the News

March 23, 2019 Admin 0
The City of Knoxville has announced the expansion of the RiverWalk along the south banks of the Tennessee River.  A 0.6 mile extension will connect Suttree Landing Park to the River’s Edge Apartments,  passing underneath the James White Parkway Bridge.  […]

Neighborhood Advisory, Vol. 12, No. 11

March 23, 2019 Admin 0
HEADLINES . . .  Raise money for your neighborhood – Sell your old stuff South Knoxville addresses Homelessness Mechanicsville hosts Healthier TN at Beardsley Farms Neighborhood Safety Series begins in North Knoxville Learn how to use KGIS, Neighborhood Maps Historic […]
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Neighborhood Advisory – Vol. 12, No. 10

March 12, 2019 Andrew Jeske-Polyak 0
HEADLINES . . .  Which area will win? The Neighborhood Challenge is tomorrow! Lake Forest holds elections Office Survey is live Win a $75 Neighborhood Achievement Award Planning Commission meets March 14 Recode Knoxville Comments due March 15 PARC, KPD, and […]

Knoxville SOUP

March 3, 2019 Kevin Jeske-Polyak 0
Knoxville SOUP is a community dinner – part pot luck and part planned. It is an opportunity for the community to gather, share and connect. It is an opportunity to support projects that, in some manner, benefit the community as […]

“Ministries in Motion”

March 3, 2019 Kevin Jeske-Polyak 0
If you are interested in having a short video produced featuring interviews with some of the volunteers associated with the various ministries within your Knoxville church, please contact neighbor Kevin.  He is currently working on a video series for Community […]

Easy Money

February 23, 2019 Kevin Jeske-Polyak 0
Please help SWFT raise money to support our neighborhood projects the easy way.  Donate something to the Knoxville Neighborhood Treasure Hunt & Online Auction and designate the proceeds to benefit the Southside WaterFronT (SWFT) Neighborhood Association.  Or, if you prefer, […]

Kern’s Bakery UPDATE

February 22, 2019 Andrew Jeske-Polyak 0
On February 21, 2019, the Old Sevier Neighborhood Association held their monthly meeting at which the new developers, (Mallory & Evans Development – Scottsdale, Georgia), presented their plans for converting the Kern’s Bakery site into a viable and productive campus […]

Neighborhood Advisory – Vol. 12, No. 7

February 22, 2019 Admin 0
HEADLINES . . .  1. The Neighborhood Challenge 2. City Council to discuss Neighborhood Zoning 3. Planning and City Meetings coming up 4. OON offered Grant Brainstorming Workshop 5. Win a $75 Neighborhood Achievement Award 6. OON thanks Neighborhood Conference […]

Neighborhood Advisory – Vol 12, No. 4

January 31, 2019 Admin 0
HEADLINES . . .  1. AIA and ETCDC Present Recode Design Charrette 2. Grant Opportunities Workshops Offered 3. Neighbor of the Year Nominations Are Open! 4. Local Breweries Join Together To Support Knoxville’s Neighborhood Conference 5. Healthier TN Helps Neighbors […]

SKNBC Highlights – Jan 2019

January 21, 2019 Andrew Jeske-Polyak 0
Neighbors Don and Drew attended the January monthly meeting of South Knoxville Neighborhoods and Business Coalition (SKNBC).  Representatives from Lindberg Forrest, Old Sevier, South Knoxville Alliance, Colonial Village, Southside Waterfront, and Island Home Park presented updates related to neighborhood projects.  […]

Neighborhood Advisory – No. 44

January 21, 2019 Andrew Jeske-Polyak 0
HEADLINES . . . 1. Unique fundraising opportunity through Community Television of Knoxville | 2. Office of Neighborhoods partners with Parks and Recreation to host grant opportunity workshops| 3. Neighborhood photos wanted | 4. Four properties to be addressed by Board of […]

Chapman Highway Improvement

December 25, 2018 Andrew Jeske-Polyak 0
Hosted by Mike Conger, Senior Transportation Engineer of Knoxville Transit, and Dawn Michele Foster, Redevelopment Director for the City of Knoxville, another Chapman Highway Improvement Implementation Plan Stakeholder Group Meeting was held December 12, 2018.  To review, the goal is to create […]

Neighborhood Advisory – No. 42

December 25, 2018 Andrew Jeske-Polyak 0
HEADLINES . . . 1. Montgomery Village Tenants Association hosts Caroling Party | 2. Mechanicscille provides warmth to neighborhood kids| 3. Office of Neighborhoods to release Best Practices Guide in 2019 | 4. Office of Neighborhoods asks for Feedback | 5. Office of Neighborhoods offers Introduction […]

Above & Beyond

December 9, 2018 Admin 0
Neighbor Don likes to take long downtown walks, even when it’s cold outside.  Here are a few photos he took during one of his walks this week.  See if you can determine the exact location from which each of these […]

Neighborhood Advisory – No. 40

December 9, 2018 Andrew Jeske-Polyak 0
HEADLINES . . . 1. Honoring community advocate and leader Gwen Winfrey | 2. Neighborhood Holiday Events | 3. City Neighborhood Advisory Council appoints 4 new members | 4. KPD community survey | 5. Office of Neighborhoods offers Introduction to Knoxville Government class  | […]

Neighborhood Advisory – No. 39

November 18, 2018 Admin 0
HEADLINES . . . 1. CTV Invites Neighborhood Holiday Greeting | 2. Lonsdale is Re-organizing | 3. Forest Heights elects New Board | 4. Eastport changes meeting date | 5. Parkridge Coordinates Neighborhood Clean-up  | 6. Active Knox Speaker Series Features Seth LaJeunesse | 7. […]

Quarry Lake Access Improvements

November 7, 2018 Admin 0
Kathleen Gibi (City of Knoxville Public Affairs Specialist) reports the Augusta Avenue entrance to Fort Dickerson Park and the quarry lake is closed as preliminary work has begun on a $1.77M project providing quarry access improvements. The project includes a gateway with stone […]

Neighborhood Advisory – No. 38

November 7, 2018 Kevin Jeske-Polyak 0
HEADLINES . . . 1. Southside Waterfront (SWFT) Elects New Neighborhood Board | 2. NAC Hears More on Affordable Housing | 3. Introduction to Local Government Workshop | 4. MPC Meets November 8; ReCode deadline extended | 5. Active Knox Speaker Series Features Seth LaJeunesse | […]

Neighborhood Advisory – No. 34

October 10, 2018 Admin 0
HEADLINES . . . 1. Montgomery Village Seeks Donations for Hallow-Fest | 2. Firefighter Experience Comes to Market Square | 3. PARC Schedules Quarterly Meeting | 4. Round Three of Recode Meetings Scheduled | 5. KAT Proposes Service Improvements | […]

Neighborhood Advisory – No. 33

October 2, 2018 Admin 0
HEADLINES . . . 1. 31 Neighborhoods Celebrate National Night Out | 2. Lonsdale Market Closing for the Season | 3. Town Hall East Hosts Community Conversation on Recode | 4. Five Points Up Hosts Fall Events | 5. City, […]

SKNBC Highlights – Sep 2018

September 18, 2018 Admin 0
Neighbors Kevin & Drew attended the September South Knoxville Neighborhood & Business Coalition meeting attended by representatives from nine South Knoxville Neighborhood Organizations, including:  Southside Waterfront, Colonial Village, Old Sevier, South Knoxville Alliance, Lake Forest, Lindbergh Forest, South Woodlawn, Island […]

Neighborhood Advisory

September 13, 2018 Admin 0
The Office of Neighborhoods publishes an almost-weekly newsletter, Knoxville Neighborhood Advisory, which covers news of interest to Knoxville’s resident-led, resident-controlled neighborhood organizations. Here are the headlines from the most recent edition: 1. No Newsletter Next Week . . . 2. […]

Neighborhood Advisory

September 7, 2018 Admin 0
The Office of Neighborhoods publishes an almost-weekly newsletter, Knoxville Neighborhood Advisory, which covers news of interest to Knoxville’s resident-led, resident-controlled neighborhood organizations. Here are the headlines from the most recent edition: 1. KKB Hosts North Knoxville Clean-Up . . . 2. Rev. Dr. […]

Open House

August 27, 2018 Admin 0
Neighbor Jeanette has previously reported on what is going on with the Chapman Highway Implementation Plan. On Wed, Sep 5, an informal open house workshop will be held from 5:30 – 7 pm in the South Doyle Middle School library. […]

SKNBC – Aug 2018

August 21, 2018 Kevin Jeske-Polyak 0
The South Knoxville Neighborhoods and Business Coalition is a combined group of South Knoxville Neighborhood associations that work together to encourage active participation by its residents. Neighbors Kevin & Drew attended the August meeting that was recently held at the […]