The newest waterslide to debut at Wilderness at the Smokies resort is an exhilarating experience for thrill seekers who want splash, surprise and the sensation of extreme free-fall.

Located in the River Lodge area of the Wilderness at the Smokies resort, the Lake Wilderness outdoor waterpark not only features The Wall and the Wild Vortex and Cyclone Racer extreme slides, it also features a lazy river and a wave pool for outdoor water fun as well as the Blue Gill snack area with food and drinks, the Cataloochee Creek miniature golf course, and 10 cabanas that can be rented per day and feature a private area with furniture and flat screen TVs as well as a cabana host to bring refreshments. for more information call 877-325-9453 or visit Wilderness at the Smokies.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Our pet of the week came to us from For Pete's Sake Animal Rescue. You can call them at 276-494-6718 or visit their website.

The Exchange Place Living History Farm hosts its annual Spring Garden Fair on Saturday, April 25, from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., and Sunday, April 26, from 12 - 5 p.m.  Now in its 31st year, the oldest garden fair in the region will feature thousands of plants for sale - perennials, annuals, trees and shrubs - with the emphasis on herbs, natives and a wide variety of heirloom tomatoes and plants. The event is located on a farm at 4812 Orebank Road in Kingsport. Admission is $3 for adults and free for children under the age of 12. For more information call 423-288-6071.

Monday, April 20, 2015

Wine, Women & Shoes is Saturday, April 25th at the Virginian Golf Club from 2pm-5pm. Sip fine wines, savor delicious food, shop the latest in shoes and fashion accessories. All funds raised will benefit the Wellmont Cancer Institute's breast cancer screening programs. Tickets are available for pre-sale until Friday, April 24, and will also be available at the door. Get tickets to Wine, Women & Shoes.

Project Glade, founded in 2007, is a non-profit community organization with a mission to support its local government, merchants, and citizenry in revitalization efforts and sustainable development. 

Project Glade is hosting two fundraising events:

•  Golf Tournament - May 18 at Glenrochie Country Club

•  TSCA County Flair - May 30 at Southwest Virginia 4-H Center

You can learn more about the projects and how you can participate in these events by clicking here.

For more information about the golf tournament, call 276-206-0104.

For more information about the County Flair call 276-429-1276.

Friday, April 17, 2015

Author, Chuck Walsh, has a new book. It is "Shadow on Iron Mountain." Walsh has family roots on Iron Mountain. He's signing his book Saturday from 11am-1pm at the Johnson County Library in Mountain City.

On our Healthy Living Segment, we talked about osteoporosis. The National Osteoporosis Foundation has additional information about what you can do to improve our bone health. Food City also has a library filled with important data.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Wellmont Hospice is hosting the annual Camp Caterpillar. It is Saturday, April 25th from 9am until 4pm at Stickley Farm. The camp  offers hope and healing for people who have lost a loved one. Anyone interested in participating in Camp Caterpillar or volunteering should call Wellmont Hospice at 423-844-5252. The event is free, but preregistration is preferred. Learn more about Camp Caterpillar.

Derby Day is Saturday, May 2nd from 5:30pm-9pm at the Olde Farm in Bristol, Va. The event is almost sold out. It's $150 per person. For reservations call 423-467-2087. The event benefits the Spine Health Founation. SHF is the only non-profit organization in the nation directly impacting lives by providing disadvantaged people access to specialized spine care. Learn more about Derby Day.  

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

To support Abingdon Earth Day’s 2015 theme of soil and land conservation, Appalachian Sustainable Development (ASD) will display its compost cube featuring compost lasagna. Abingdon Earth Day is Saturday, April 18th from 9am until 1pm at the Fields-Penn House. It is Free.

Emily Lachniet, ASD’s agroforestry program coordinator will discuss ways to enhance your yard or farm with traditional Appalachian fruits.  The Spring Garden Fair is Saturday, April 25th from 11am until 2pm. It's $3 for adults and children under 12 are free.

The 5th annual "Farm to Fork Gala" is June 6th at the Meadowview Marriott in Kingsport, TN.  For information call 276-623-1121 or email Sylvia Crum at Learn more about ASD.

The town of Marion has several events coming up. For a complete list, click here.