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  discover tremont
DISCOVER, Tremont Institute luncheon supports education programs
KNOXVILLE — Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont invites the public to “DISCOVER” on June 1, 2018 from 12:30-2:00 pm. The luncheon-style event celebrates Tremont Institute and the education programs that have inspired thousands of children and adults since 1969.
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  civil war minute man
Civil War historic destinations feature 11 seasonal events this spring

WASHINGTON – The Civil War Trust recommends 11 spring activities and programs at some of America’s most famous battlefields and historic sites.
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Tremont hosts Spring Open House on May 25
TOWNSEND, TN — Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont is hosting its third annual Spring Open House on Friday, May 25, 2018.
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Girl Scouts team up with The North Face
CHATTANOOGA, TN - Girl Scouts of the United States of America (GSUSA) have begun an exciting multi-year partnership with The North Face.
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cattywampus puppet parade
Cattywampus Puppet Council to host 2nd Annual Community Arts Giant Puppet Parade
ut gardens
UT Gardens’ May 2018 Plant of the Month
spring market day
Knoxville vendors invited to showcase goods at Tractor Supply’s spring Market Day
suffrage monument
Second Suffrage Monument to be unveiled
June 9th in Knoxville
rainbow falls trail
Rainbow Falls Trail project to continue
on weekdays
greenhouse
Buy locally grown flower,
vegetable plants confidently
health goals
Meet health goals by joining a CSA
ut gardens
UT Gardens opens Hummingbird Art Exhibit
national park
National Park increases frontcountry camping fee

solve summer camps
SOLVE summer child care crunch with
on-farm camps

Time for middle-schoolers to sign up for Trout Camp
Registration is now open for Great Smoky Mountains Trout Adventure Camp for middle school girls and boys.
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DOE’s 2018 Oak Ridge public bus tour season kicks off

OAK RIDGE, TN – The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) 2018 Oak Ridge facilities public bus tour has kicked off and will continue through November 2018.
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  tennessee farmer
Madison County farmer named Tennessee Farmer of the Year
KNOXVILLE — A third-generation farmer from Jackson who manages more than 5,000 acres of row crops has been named the Tennessee Farmer of the Year by University of Tennessee Extension. Johnny Verell, who farms in partnership with his father and grandfather, John Verell, Jr. and John Verell, Sr., rose to the top of the competition because of his business savvy, his land stewardship and his devotion to community service.
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Two first of their kind water slides debuting at Great Wolf Lodge Georgia
LAGRANGE, GA – Families visiting Great Wolf Lodge Georgia will have a howling good time at the nearly 100,000 square-foot indoor water park, filled with body slides, tube slides, raft rides, activity pools and splash areas designed to delight every age range and thrill level. Families visiting the water park at Great Wolf Lodge Georgia will discover cozy 84-degree temperatures year-round and a dozen different slides, including two new concept slides making their North American debut.
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  tva campgrounds

TVA campgrounds open for 2018 season

KNOXVILLE – With spring just around the corner, the Tennessee Valley Authority’s seasonal campgrounds are ready and waiting for visitors to return to the outdoors as the 2018 camping season opened Thursday, March 15 and runs through November 15.
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Sailor recruits help to harvest community garden
By Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Timothy Walter

NASHVILLE, TN - The harvest was plentiful, but the workers were few.

That is when Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Brandon Weintraut, a recruiter and career counselor here, had an idea. He had just spent the last year helping to recruit future sailors from around Kingsport, Tennessee, and now he thought about recruiting them for a more local mission: helping to harvest the community garden.

Weintraut knew the garden well. Since he lives with his wife in an apartment in Kingsport with no space for planting, he used a raised bed in the community garden that he tended to once a week. His wife had found the garden and signed him up for a free planting bed where he grew cabbage, broccoli and peppers “so hot they make your face hurt.”
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sailor recruits help
Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Brandon Weintraut, a career counselor, poses for a photo outside Navy Recruiting District Nashville Headquarters in Nashville. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Timothy Walter
Air Force to host 2018 DOD Warrior Games in Colorado Springs
CHICAGO (AFNS) - Defense Department officials have announced that the Air Force will host the 2018 DOD Warrior Games at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado, June 2018.
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