April 13, 2022 Admin 0
Sunday, May 15, 2022, 1pm – 6pm. Join us on Sevier Avenue to walk, bike, dance, and more. Open Streets Knoxville brings together community groups and local businesses, giving people of all ages and abilities the opportunity to walk, ride […]

Quarterly Assoc Meeting

January 20, 2022 Admin 0
Because of the high levels of COVID Omicron infections in Knox County, at this time, our quarterly Neighborhood Association Meeting will be on Zoom only this time. Topic: SWFT Neighborhood Assoc Quarterly Mtg Time: Jan 31, 2022 06:00 PM Eastern […]

Accepting Nominations Now

September 30, 2021 Admin 0
In just 3 years, SWFT has achieved many milestones as one of Knoxville’s newest neighborhood organizations.  Much of our success can be attributed to the level of neighbor engagement through communications via our Grapevine Newsletter and Butterfly Habitat Project, Game […]

One Riverwalk closed

August 2, 2021 Admin 0
At the beginning of July, Southeastern Development Corporation closed the riverwalk from the Henley Bridge to the Gay Street Bridge. Southside Waterfront Neighborhood Association is in constant contact with City Officials, namely Tommy Smith, District 1 Councilman, and Rick Emmett, […]

4th of July

July 2, 2021 Admin 0
Sunday, July 4 Under the “Big Tent” | Riverwalk Terrace | 1 pm – 9 pm Bring a Dish | Bring your favorite beverage Join Us.  It’s Free!

Memorial Day 2021 Party

May 18, 2021 Admin 0
Join us for our SWFT MEMORIAL DAY CELEBRATION Monday, May 31 Under the “Big Tent” | Riverwalk Terrace | 1 pm – 9 pm Bring a Dish | Bring your favorite beverage Join Us.  It’s Free!

COVID Vaccines Phase IV

May 17, 2021 Admin 0
The vaccine will first be given to priority groups as outlined in Tennessee’s statewide plan. The vaccine will arrive in small batches, trickling in over the upcoming weeks and months. KCHD will move to Phase IV, vaccinating all people 12 years […]

Tommy Smith for District 1

February 28, 2021 Admin 0
Campaign Kickoff Event by Tommy Smith – Knoxville City Council, District 1Baker Creek Bottoms Sunday, March 7, 2021 at 3 PM EST – 6 PM EST Price: Free · Duration: 3 hrs Open to the Public Join Tommy & family as […]

Happy VOLentine’s Day

January 31, 2021 Admin 0
Your Southside WaterFronT Neighborhood Association (SWFT) membership committee would like to invite you to get a little closer to your neighbors during this time when we are all practicing physical distancing.  So, we have designed some very special Neighborhood Volentine’s Day […]

Treasure Hunt Orientation

January 27, 2021 Admin 0
Watch this 12 minute video to find out more on how to participate with the Community Television of Knoxville Treasure Hunt, and financially support SWFT. If the video does not play, CLICK HERE.

Treasure Hunt Fundraiser

January 27, 2021 Admin 0
Timeline Now – Mar 26 | Treasures donated by businesses & residents Mar 14 – Apr 23 | Donated treasures showcased at Treasure Hunt website Mar 14 – Apr 23 (40 days) | Promotion on cable TV & social media (40 days) Apr 2 – Apr 23 (21 days) | Online […]

Asking for Help!

January 25, 2021 Admin 0
The Third Annual Community Television of Knoxville City of Knoxville Neighborhood Treasure Hunt will be held April 23, 2021. The CTV Neighborhood Treasure Hunt provides an effective low-intensity, high-yield strategy to help address communication, participation and funding for us and provides the […]

Pancake Breakfast-Cancelled

November 9, 2020 Admin 0
Due to the most recent spikes in COVID-19, the planned pancake breakfast is cancelled. Plans for future events are underway. The Southside Waterfront Neighborhood Association continues its mission to engage all residents including our students. Thursday, November 19th, SWFT will […]

W. Blount Closing

November 8, 2020 Admin 0
City of Knoxville Press Release Nov. 6, 2020                                                                           Contact: Eric Vreeland                                                                                                 865.215.3480 Office 865.258.3431 Cell SECTION OF WEST BLOUNT AVENUE TO CLOSE TEMPORARILY, Beginning November 16, 2020 AS PART OF KERN’S BAKERY REJUVENATION Restoration of the historic Kern’s […]

2021 Board of Directors

October 27, 2020 Admin 0
The Southside Waterfront Neighborhood Association is happy to announce its new administration for 2021. The officers are: Drew Jeske-Polyak, President Alan Cheatham, Vice President Debbie Mallard, Secretary/Treasurer Welcome them by sending an email to

2020 Holiday Safety

October 27, 2020 Admin 0
Halloween, Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, and Christmas are upon us. There have been numerous news reports concerning holiday celebrations, in this year of COVID-19, on how to stay safe and healthy. Family gatherings are expected to take place and we, in the […]

SWFT Second Monday

July 7, 2020 Admin 0
You are invited to our upcoming July SWFT Second Monday social event – this time via Zoom. When: Monday, Jul 13, 2020 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm EDT (US and Canada) Join the event by opening this post and […]

Merry Chrysalis

September 12, 2019 Admin 0
On September 9th, twenty-five residents from both CityView and 303 Flats were in attendance at our September Second Monday event featuring our celebration of Butterfly Chrysalis and a special guest.  Anna Compton joined us a a representative of the Office […]

A Second Monday Chrysalis

September 3, 2019 Admin 0
A chrysalis is the cocoon where the metamorphosis of a caterpillar to a butterfly takes place. Continuing to celebrate the successful installation of the Southside Waterfront (SWFT) Butterfly Habitat, we will be holding the third stage, of four, social called the […]

Meet Marshall Stair

June 27, 2019 Admin 0
The primary election is Aug. 27, with early voting from Aug. 7-22. The last date to register to vote for the primary is July 29. For the mayoral election, if no candidate gets 50% of the vote, the two candidates […]

SoKno Summer Suttree Social

June 25, 2019 Admin 0
SWFT and the other members of the South Knoxville Neighborhood & Business Coalition (SKNBC) are planning a very special summer neighborhood event at Suttree Landing Park on August 24 from 11 am until 5 pm.  The “SoKno Summer Suttree Social” will feature food, […]

Second Monday – May 2019

May 17, 2019 Admin 0
SWFT held its twentieth Second Monday Social Event (May 13) combining it with our second Butterfly Habitat (Caterpillar) Celebration.  Neighbors Debbie M, Drew JP, Kevin JP, Sally & Malcolm B, Terri & Steve D, Toni & Jim H, Julie H, […]

Meet Marshall Stair

May 17, 2019 Admin 0
Recently, one of our neighbors invited mayoral candidate Eddie Mannis to an informal “Meet & Greet” event at CityView.  Several neighbors attended the event and found it to be very informative.     At neighbor Alan’s request, mayoral candidate Marshall Stair has also […]

Second Monday/Caterpillar Social

May 9, 2019 Admin 0
Join us in the CityView Club Room this coming Monday (May 13) from 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm for our combined “Second Monday/Caterpillar” Social.  Come enjoy some tasty treats, delightful conversation, and door prizes (at 7 pm).  Bring your favorite […]

Fare-Free KAT Trolley?

May 9, 2019 Admin 0
At our April SWFT Board Meeting, a question was raised regarding a proposed fare-free trolley service that would link the downtown and south waterfront.  Neighbor Kevin pledged to find out more about the proposal.  Below, is a summary of what […]

Time Running Out

April 28, 2019 Admin 0
Time is running out to bid on more than 150 new and gently used “treasures” donated by community residents and local businesses in neighborhoods throughout Knoxville.  On-line bidding during the Knoxville Neighborhood Treasure Hunt at will END this Friday (May 3rd) with a live […]

Second Monday – March 11

March 12, 2019 Andrew Jeske-Polyak 0
We had another spectacular SWFT Second Monday social event on March 11.  The camaraderie of twenty-five neighbors was evident in the jovial, light hearted, festive atmosphere as everyone shared drink and food.  Neighbors present were Drew & Kevin JP, Don […]

Butterfly “Egg” Social

February 22, 2019 Kevin Jeske-Polyak 0
On February 18, SWFT held the first of what will become a regular quarterly Butterfly Social event.  The February event, dubbed the Butterfly “Egg” Social, was appropriately named to symbolize the beginning of these events and pay tribute to the […]

Love Butterflies?

January 31, 2019 Admin 0
If you love butterflies, or can’t imagine why other people do, you need to attend the first annual SWFT “Butterfly Egg Social” to be held Monday, Feb 18 from 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm in the CityView Club Room!  This […]

Second Monday – Jan 14

January 21, 2019 Andrew Jeske-Polyak 0
During our January 14 Second Monday Social Event approximately 20 neighbors gathered for food, friendly conversation and fun.  Attendees included Linda C, Mike and Lisa M, Kevin and Drew JP, Julie H, Jeanette C, Malcom and Sally B, Toni and […]

Light Up

December 9, 2018 Andrew Jeske-Polyak 0
Earlier this Fall, a call was put out to “Light Up” South Knoxville for the holiday season. Well, the holiday season has arrived and a night stroll through the SWFT neighborhood reveals that several residences have “lit up” their terraces […]

Thanksgiving . . . Friendsgiving

November 19, 2018 Admin 0
Friendsgiving is an event held on Thanksgiving Day for those who don’t have anywhere to go or can’t go home.  Increasingly, it has become a tradition among many college students throughout the country.  Young adults cook a turkey or some […]

Adopt-a-Student for a Meal

November 19, 2018 Admin 0
Students eat SO MUCH PIZZA and other quick food and its not healthy, which only adds to stress levels.  They know they need to eat nutritiously, but parents and other relatives who used to regularly assist in that regard live […]

November “Second Monday”

November 19, 2018 Admin 0
Attendees at our November SWFT “Second Monday” bi-monthly social event included neighbors: Jeanette & Steve,Dennis, Eric, Linda, Kara, Malcolm & Sally, Debbie & Art, Pete, Terri & Steve, John, Julie, Josh, Mari and Sam, among others.  During the event, Malcolm […]

NeylGate – Vols, Missouri Game

November 19, 2018 Admin 0
The 2018 Tennessee Football Season may have been mediocre but our inaugural game day activity, dubbed “Neylgate” events was a raging success.  Neighbor participation by both CityView and 303 Flats residents during these activities exceeded 100 throughout the football season. […]

Second Monday – Nov 12

November 7, 2018 Kevin Jeske-Polyak 0
Join us for our bimonthly SWFT Second Monday social event this Monday, Nov 12 from 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm in the CityView Club Room.  Come enjoy music, conversation, and fresh popcorn popped using our new SWFT popcorn machine!  Then, […]

Welcome 303 Flats Engagement

October 30, 2018 Kevin Jeske-Polyak 0
The Welcome 303 Flats Party sponsored by SWFT was held on Saturday, October 27th in the 303 Flats Clubhouse Room.  During the event, neighbors from CityView interacted with neighbors at 303 Flats for the first time.  With a total of […]

SWFT Election – Vote NOW

October 22, 2018 Andrew Jeske-Polyak 0
The nomination period for new SWFT Neighborhood Association officer elections has closed and voting has begun. Listed below are the names of all current eligible voters, based on having received their membership applications during the past year. If your name […]

Welcome Party This Saturday!

October 22, 2018 Andrew Jeske-Polyak 0
Final Reminder . . .  All residents at CityView and 303 Flats are invited and encouraged to attend a very special party that will celebrate the arrival of the residents at 303 Flats this Saturday, October 27th from 4 pm – 6 pm.  The […]

Neylgate – Alabama vs TENNESSEE

October 16, 2018 Admin 0
Fresh off a thrilling road win against Auburn, the Vols will face the Crimson Tide this coming Saturday (Oct 20) here at Neyland Stadium. With kickoff set for 3:30 pm, neighbor Don will be hosting our game day Neylgate event […]

Creature at Cityview

October 3, 2018 Admin 0
It was a typical Wednesday night at approximately 5:42 pm when Cityview neighbor Kevin became suddenly aware that a wild creature had entered his condo.  Startled, he quickly engaged the assistance of Drew in an effort to subdue the creature […]

Party! Oct 27, 4 pm

October 3, 2018 Admin 0
The date and time for the Welcome 303 Flats Party sponsored by SWFT has been set.  It will take place on Saturday, October 27th from 4 pm – 6 pm.   All residents at Cityview and 303 Flats are encouraged to attend […]

A “Tents” Situation

September 24, 2018 Admin 0
The disappointing Tennessee loss to Florida on Saturday (Sep 22) was more bearable because of the wonderful time had by all who attended the third SWFT Neylgate event of the season.  Four tents on the terrace at Cityview plus two […]

Neylgate – Florida vs TENNESSEE

September 15, 2018 Admin 0
The Vols will face the Gators this coming Saturday (Sep 22) here at Neyland Stadium.  With kickoff set for 7 pm, neighbors Kevin & Drew will be hosting our game day Neylgate event on the terrace at Cityview from 3 […]

Second Monday – Sep 2018

September 14, 2018 Admin 0
Attendees at our September SWFT “Second Monday” bi-monthly social event included neighbors: Chris K, Terri, Yar & Eric, Mike & Lisa, Kevin & Drew, Jane, Malcolm & Sally, PeTe & Marsha, Toni & Jim, Audrey & Vicki, Debbie, John C, […]

Neylgate – UTEP vs TENNESSEE

September 13, 2018 Admin 0
Kickoff for the Texas El Paso vs Tennessee game will be high noon on Saturday!  That means our “Neylgate” activity will take place between 8 am and 10 am, so that means breakfast foods like casseroles, fruit, croissants, coffee cakes, […]

Donations Welcome

September 7, 2018 Admin 0
Recently, Neighbor Don donated a party tent to be used at SWFT events like Second Monday on the Terrace and our regular Neylgate Events.  As SWFT is a nonprofit organization with no membership fees, we welcome donations of practical items that assist us in sponsoring […]

Neylgate – ETSU vs TENNESSEE

September 7, 2018 Admin 0
Join us on the terrace at CityView in the shadows of Neyland Stadium this Saturday anytime between noon and 2 pm.  Neighbors Debbie and Art will host our first 2018 Neylgate Event before the Tennessee vs ETSU game (kickoff at 4 pm).  Come spend some time […]