The Symphony of the Mountains has a strong and proud heritage. The orchestra began when a small group of musicians dreamed of having a civic orchestra in 1946. There are several upcoming events. For a list as well as prices, visit Symphony of the Mountains.

Greene LEAF, Local Educational Advancement Foundation, for Greene County Schools needs your help. If you would like to donate to the effort , you can call 423-430-3429 or send donations to:
Greene LEAF
P.O. Box 22
Afton, TN 37616

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Our Pet of the Week came to us from the C. C. Porter Animal Shelter in Abingdon, Va.  call 276-676-6210 or visit the shelter.

The Overmountain Weavers Guild is a group comprised of weavers, spinners, felters, knitters, and folks who love working with all kinds of fibers.

Their annual show at Sycamore Shoals involves a building full of education demonstrations and vendors selling handmade items related to this theme.  When guests enter the lobby they will be greeted by a fleece to shawl demo with several folks carding fleece, while others spin it into thread, and then one weaver will take it all and weave a shawl.  All in just a few hours. Additionally there will be full size floor looms in use, spinning wheels, fiber animals, natural plant dyeing, native plant fibers, and much more. The Overmountain Weavers Guild Fibers Show and Sale is Saturday, March 28th from 10am-4pm at Sycamore Shoals.

Monday, March 23, 2015

Come dressed in your 1920's outfit for a night of fun! Enjoy a four course dinner from the award winning Josh Young as The Emory & Henry Theatre department performs "Mountain of Crime." Can you figure out whodunnit? Dinner and show tickets are $75.  Guests are encouraged to "dress the part" in vintage 1920's attire. Tickets are limited and will go on sale until March 25 or sold out. Tickets may be purchased by calling the General Francis Marion Hotel at 276-783-4800 or visiting the hotel online.

Tax time is here. April 15th is the deadline to file your taxes. For tax forms and other information you may need to file your taxes, visit the IRS.

Friday, March 20, 2015

You can still get your favorite Girl Scout cookies. They are available at booths across the region through March 22nd. Customers can find a cookie booth in their area by clicking here and typing in your zip code and you’ll see local cookie booth locations and times.

In our Healthy Living segment we talked about Colorectal cancer. Of cancers that affect both men and women, colorectal cancer is the second leading cancer killer in the United States, but it doesn't have to be. Screenings save lives. Visit the CDC for more information.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

The Johnson City Symphony has a concert coming up on March 21st at 7pm. Click here for tickets. A fundraiser to benefit the Johnson City Symphony is Saturday, April 18th at 7pm. Fiddlin' on the Greens includes appetizers and drinks as well as music. It will be held at the Johnson City Country Club. Tickets are $100 each. Call the Johnson City Symphony for tickets at 423-926-8742.

The Bristol Bluegrass Spring Fest is Friday, March 27th and Saturday, March 28th. This event is at the Holiday Inn & Convention Center at Exit 7 in Bristol. Get your two-day early bird ticket for $50. Early bird one-day ticket is $25 for either day. Tickets at the gate on Friday are $30 and $35 on Saturday. Children 12 and younger are free. For discounted hotel rates call 276-466-4100. The event is sponsored by Appalachian Acoustic Promotions. Click here for tickets and the concert schedule.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Appalachian Sustainable Development will host its first fundraiser to celebrate its 20th year. Sunday, March 29th at Steele Creek Park in Bristol, TN, rain or shine, you can participate in the "Love Local... a Food Truck Event."
 It is recommended that you buy your tickets in advance by call 276-623-1121 or visit  ASD.

For over 20 years, ASD has been creating and implementing solutions to our region’s challenges by helping farmers stay on their land, teaching people where their food comes from, and providing food to those in need and working to keep forestland viable for future generations.

Enjoy delicious items from Slammin’ Sammy’s Sandwiches, Foodie Fiction&Toni’s Hawaiian Tacos, which will source as many seasonal ingredients as possible from local farmers and food producers.

Physicians with the Wellmont CVA Heart Institute and Bristol Regional’s Primary Stroke Center have developed the first-ever "Need for Speed Heart and Stroke Expo". This free event, which will be held Saturday, March 21, from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. in the Conference Center, will help the region understand risk factors for these potential conditions. Participants will also learn about the importance of seeking treatment immediately if they are experiencing symptoms.

The event includes a Seconds Count 5K which will begin at 9 a.m. on the Bristol Regional campus. Seconds Count participants can choose whether to run or walk the race, and everyone who preregisters is guaranteed a special-edition T-shirt. To register click here.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Our Pet of the Week segment came to us from the Black Jack Animal Rescue.  If you would like to adopt the pet or any of the other animals at the rescue call 423-340-2138.

It is time to help those in need. The Second Harvest Food Bank Northeast Tennessee will host its annual Food Drive this Saturday, March 21st. Members of Junior League will be at local Food City stores collecting donations. Learn more about the Second Harvest Food Bank.

Monday, March 16, 2015

Wellmont Hospice is hosting its first-ever Heroes Until the End conference, Wednesday, March 25, from 8:15 a.m. until 4 p.m. in Bristol Regional’s Conference Center. It will provide valuable insight and information for anyone who interacts with veterans at the end of their life. Preregistration for the conference is recommended, as space is limited. The event costs $20 ($10 for a half day) for the public and is free for veterans and their families. To register call 423-844-5252.