Monday, November 17, 2014

Morning Show: Today, we started a week long series focusing on the Affordable Care Act and the Health Insurace Marketplace. This weekend marked the start of the enrollment period. All this week, we are looking at the benefits of the insurance plans, the costs and the help that is available.  Click here for more information about the basics of the Health Insurance Marketplace. You can also get help by calling 888-531-8354.

Noon Show: In Clintwood, Va there are several events coming up. They include:

Ron Short & The Possum Playboys is Sunday, November 23rd at 7pm at the Jettie Baker Center. Tickets are $10. Call 276-926-8550.

The Ralph Stanley Museum Craft Show is December 6th from 10am-4pm. For more information call 276-926-8550.

"A Virginia Mountain Christmas" is Saturday, December 13th at 7pm. Tickets are $10. The Appalachian Express Chorus with special guests The Mellow Fellows will perform. Click here for more information.

Saint Paul’s Episcopal Church in Kingsport will hold its 6th annual Christmas Bazaar to raise funds for the church’s community outreach programs.  The Bazaar will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 22 in Berndt Hall at the church, located on the corner of Watauga and Ravine Streets.

Bazaar goods are handcrafted by parishioners who have held weekly workshops since September to create holiday décor, unique household items, woodworking, knitted and other needlecraft items, baked goods, and gifts for family and pets.  Also featured is a very popular jewelry booth with gently used jewelry donated by women in the church and friends.  A group of dedicated volunteers collects and organizes jewelry donations and prices items very reasonably to sell.

Lunch is available for $8 from 11:00 – 1:30, and a fashion show will be held at 11:30 showcasing featured bazaar items that will be modeled by Saint Paul’s Day School students.

Admission is free and the community is invited to stop by and enjoy the festive holiday shopping. Tickets for lunch will be available at the bazaar or may be purchased by calling the church office at 423-245-5187.  For more information, you can also visit their website.

Friday, November 14, 2014

It feels like winter and that's a good thing because Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge and Sevierville kickoff the 25th anniversary of Smoky Mountain Winterfest. Smoky Mountain Winterfest is family fun for all ages that begins November 10, 2014 and continues through February of 2015. Learn more about Winterfest.

Diabetes is a group of diseases marked by high levels of blood glucose resulting from problems in how insulin is produced, how insulin works, or both. People with diabetes may develop serious complications such as heart disease, stroke, kidney failure, blindness, and premature death. Click on Diabetes to learn more.

Food City is hosting a Diabetes-Friendly Supermarket Tour Tuesday, November 18th from 10am-11:30am at the Moreland Drive store in Kingsport, TN. Call 423-224-3575 to register.

On Saturday, November 22nd at 3pm at the Paramount Center for the Arts in downtown Bristol, The Bristol Music Club will present A Scholarship Benefit and Anniversary Gala in celebration of 100 years of the club. The event will include a fashion show by Massengill's of Johnson City, a musical program provided by Lydia Smythe, Piano, Martha Eason, Soprano and Daniel Blair, Violin and a festive reception in the lobby of the theater. A string trio comprised of Benjamin Dawson, Bethany Dawson and Cameron Lugo will be provide music for the reception.  All attendees will also be entered in a drawing for several wonderful door prizes.

Tickets are $20 and can be bought from any Bristol Music Club member or at the door.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

What does it take to make a winning football team? What does it take to go all the way to the sate championship. Ron Bales has written a book about his time as coach at Chilhowie High School. "From Young Braves to Mighty Warriors" is available. For a preview click here.

Shirley Jones is in the region. She will be at a celebrity event Thursday. All proceeds go to the Barter Theatre's annual fund for Artistic Excellence. The show is at the Barter Theatre Main State at 7:30pm. Tickets are $50. Click here for more information and tickets.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

This Saturday November 15, 2014 Scouts and adult leaders from the Sequoyah, BSA will be returning to neighborhoods throughout the region to complete their annual Scouting for Food Good Turn Project sponsored locally by Food City.

People who received bags recently are reminded to fill them with canned good items and set them on their porch early Saturday morning for pickup.  People not receiving bags may participate by taking canned good items to a local Food City Store or by purchasing an already stocked food bag at Food City.

The project annually collects more than 200,000 cans of food in the 16 counties covered by the Sequoyah Council.  The drive started last weekend as Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts and volunteers visited neighborhoods throughout Southwest Virginia and Northeast Tennessee to deliver more than 150,000 bags provided by Food City.

The bags have a list of suggested food items to donate.  Scouts will begin collected as early as 8:00 a.m. this Saturday.  The food will be taken to area collections centers where the food will be sorted, boxed and turned over to a local food distribution agency to benefit needy people in each community.

The good turn project is part of a nationwide appeal undertaken by The Boy Scouts, which has more than 3.5 million members.  Food City has served as the sponsor in the Sequoyah Council since its inception in 1988, provided the bags as well as physical and financial support.  More than 5.3 million cans have been collected in the 26 previous Scouting for Food campaigns.