Smoky Mountains Around Town / July 2018


What To See And Where To Be In The Smokies!

Smoky Mountains


Photo: Ken Wayne Photograph



What To See And Where To Be In The Smokies !

Volume 5, No. 7 Read online: FREE

Around Town

Local Area Map

Inside on Page 9

Find Artisans at Work

Read about them in Smoky Mountains Around Town

Trolley Routes & Schedules

Inside on Page 11

Arts and crafts are an inherent tradition, woven deeply into the fabric of

Gatlinburg—home of the nation’s largest organization of independent

artisans. Inspired by the unsurpassed scenic landscape and culture

surrounding them, local and regional artists and craftspeople use

traditional techniques to create unique and beautiful works of art.

Gatlinburg’s arts and crafts community features shops and galleries that

showcase pottery, paintings, quilts, woodcarving, musical instruments,

leatherworks and many other mixed-media pieces.

Gatlinburg’s arts and crafts community offers an amazing variety of

imaginative works of art that offer a unique glimpse into life in the

Smoky Mountains that isn’t available anywhere else.

See over 100 artists and craftsmen in 8 mile loop of shops, studios,

galleries and eateries. Purchase handmade memories of your visit to the

Smokies. Shops are open year round!

13 Reasons to take a Smoky Mountain Workshop

Split Rail Eats Now Open

As supported by explores of land, science, self and OPRAH!

Everyone wants to feel like they are the one that discovered the


Christopher Robinson effect - you can discover new lands, new arts,

new techniques, new people.

Einstein effect - develop a new theory - you may develop a new

innovative to think.

Oprah Winfrey effect- you may find an “AHAH”!” Moment – you will

learn new things, the knowledge of others brings new enlightenment,

and easier ways, of seeing your projects.

Wayne Dyer effect - “Go for it now. The future is promised to no one.”

Don't let the world as you know it waist your time. Do it while you

can - this may be the last generation with the knowledge of their

heritage and the last of America's historic craftsman.

Siri effect – you have your own Siri at you fingertips– You have a

world of knowledge in your very own master craftsman or artist. Get

answers to your many craft questions.

David Copperfield effect- you will discover the magic of the Smoky

Mountains and secrets and tricks of creating art in the aura of natures


CERF & Kahn the WiFi effect - Are you searching online for answers?

You'll be searching on streams and waterfalls, on mountains, sunsets

and visions of nature and preserving them with your own hand in


David Suzuki's effect - the opportunity to prepare kids for the future,

Art enhances fine motor skills, hand-eye coordination, problem solving

skills, lateral thinking, complex analysis and critical thinking skills.

And art education increases creativity and open-mindedness. Creativity

is cited by business leaders as the top leadership competency for the

future. Walk the trails, climb mountains, walk on streams, away from

noise, machines, “roads of black top”.

Yoda effect- relax release and let someone else take the wheel and

make decisions. Release your stress.

Child in you effect- You can be carefree, you can make a mess, let go,

have fun, with no care or cleanup. Be Free!

DA Vinci effect- Exercise a new part of your brain. Is the creative part

of your brain underfed? Learn from hundreds & decades of experience.

You'll find an excellent way to get what you want out of your creative


Jerry Seinfeld effect - if all else fails laugh, go outside your comfort

zone, have fun doing something you've never done before. If all else

fails, you can laugh with others or just laugh at yourself!

The Smoky Mountain Effect – Great southern hospitality, the best

food, and the nations nicest people will teach you all they know and

give you an adventure to remember forever!

Why you should take a smoky mountain workshop. It's a value you can

not duplicate. These workshops are for everyone- painters, sketchers,

carvers, beginners or professionals, vacationers, families, couples.

Check out classes happening year round and especially “Hands on

Gatlinburg” every April & October when there's a one time chance to

participate in near 100 classes. Come create a time to remember in the

new you in the Smokies!

Paul Murray an award winning master of many mediums is offering

classes, to everyone ages 6 - 106, Classes July 21-22, Sept 22-23,

Oct 10-14, Nov 2-12

At Split Rail Eats, their mission is simple, they

just want to make good food for you. Whether

visiting from out of town or you're a local, their

goal is to make you feel at home and leave

happy each and every time.

Come dine in or grab something on the go. They

have freshly baked cookies and cupcakes

available from their bakery case or pre-order

them by the dozen. Call them and they can tell

you all about their yummy flavors. They also

offer catering.

Located at the Covered Bridge Shops, 849

Glades Rd, #1b1, Gatlinburg, 865-325-8445.

New Rock Wall

More exciting news at Ober Gatlinburg! Come

test your climbing at our New Rock Wall. Race

your friends, or just enjoy the view at the top.


7 Days A Week

9 AM - 9 PM


of Gatlinburg

446 East Parkway

Calhoun’s Village• 1004 Parkway, #301• Gatlinburg • 865-436-2500

2 HR - $169

4 HR - $299

3 HR - $239

8 HR - $399

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For nearly

twenty years, Robert A. Tino has interpreted the

landscape of the Great Smoky Mountains with

an eye, palette and brush stroke that meshed

realism with impressionism. His signature

meshing of transparent watercolors and gouache

(pronounced "gwash" - a little used opaque

technique) evokes the countless moods of this

mountain eden.

In the late 1990's, Robert integrated oils into his

portfolio because of the immediate accessibility

of blending that allows him to achieve a different

kind of softness. Whether the medium is

watercolor or oil, Robert preserves his personal

experience of the mountains with each scene in

remarkable detail, while exploring his

characteristic affinity for flourishes of color,

depth, and texture.

Since his first limited edition work issued in the

early 1980's while still a student at the University

of Tennessee, Robert has emerged as one of the

most gifted and celebrated artists in the

Southeast. Shown in fine art galleries across the

South, Robert's work enjoys a devoted following

of collectors - one that grows every year with

each new release. Many of his earlier works are

available only through sales from private


Abstraction, impressionism, realism... they are

Robert A. Tino

Originals, Canvas, Paper Prints

all branches of the same river. With the 2002

work, "Things Have Changed", Robert began to

follow intriguing turns down river in the journey

that he is taking with his collectors. The

relationship between the artist and his audience

is richer when the artist shares all of himself...

the creative influences and passions that catch

his eye and his attention. This sharing of the

diversity of his work gives his collectors an

intimate glance into the studio and the

opportunity to see things they would never

otherwise see.

Robert began looking at the ancient hills of the

Smokies from a different vantage. He picked up

his oils and a painting knife; and after a flurry of

fast and broad strokes - when he put the knife

down - something new had emerged from the

forest. An abstraction with thicker paint, primary

reds and blues mixed with muted sage, plum and

ochre, less detail, deeper intensity, more

vibrancy. And this fellow emerged, too... caught

in the middle of the change of seasons in the life

of an artist... looking to all the world as if he

woke up one spring morning after a long winter's

rest, glanced around, and discovered Things

Have Changed.

Neil’s Gallery

849 Glades Road, 2B6 • Gatlinburg - 865-430-4029

(located at the Covered Bridge in Gatlinburg)

Kountry Antics

Featuring Country Decor, Jams, Salsa

Handmake Soap, Cottage Candles

Come Browse Our Shop Filled With Treasures

(865) 436-0040

Arts & Crafts Community

600 Glades Rd., Suite 2, Gatlinburg

Judy Jones Potter y

A Gatlinburg Pottery Gallery

• Lead Free • Wheel Thrown

• Microwave & Dishwasher Safe

"Browse and watch potter at work"

(865) 430-3472

In The Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community

530 Buckhorn Road, Gatlinburg, TN 37738

Smoky Mountains Arts & Crafts Village

170 Glades Rd . 865. 436. 2363 cell 404. 216.


all supplies furnished - two or three hour classes

Summer in the Smokies, Family Fun at Anakeesta

Anakeesta is excited to host a series

of summer events packed full of fun! Summer in the Smokies

runs from June 1st - September 3rd. Every Wednesday through

Sunday enjoy live music featuring talented, local artists. Crafts

and game activities for kids will be offered weekdays, and

everyone will love story time on Mondays and Tuesdays.

Don't forget the s'mores! Each evening you can toast your own

marshmallow at Firefly Village, sandwich it with crunchy

graham crackers and milk chocolate to enjoy everyone's

favorite summertime snack.

Discover family fun and the magic in the mountains this

summer at Anakeesta!

Meandering Trails, Streams & Gnome Homes!

Vista Gardens, an enchanting botanical garden, features

walking trails that meander through lush gardens filled with a

variety of flowers and plants. This peaceful walk along the

mountainside takes you past a cascading stream, a pergola

where you can rest and enjoy the mountain views, a delightful

gnome village, informative signs to learn more about what you

are seeing, and a few other surprises along the way.

The Smiths

The Unique, The Unusual and the Hard-to-Find

• Handmade Knives

•Scrimshaw in Ancient Ivory

Unusual Antiques & Oddities

from Remote Corners of the World


Map Locator # on Page 9 21

680 Glades Road, # 2 • Gatlinburg

Elkmont Campground Reopens After High Waters

Elkmont Campground, Little River Road from Sugarlands

Visitor Center to Metcalf Bottoms Picnic Area, Metcalf Bottoms

Picnic Area, Upper Tremont Road, and Wear Cove Gap Road

have all been opened. Little River Road from Metcalf Bottoms

Picnic Area to the Townsend Wye will remain closed due to

down trees and rocks.

Overnight, the park received heavy rain at high elevations across

the park including 2.54 inches of rain recorded at Clingmans

Dome. Over a 6-hour period, Little River rose approximately 6

feet above the normal level at the Townsend Wye. The park

continues to monitor flood waters across the park.

Trails remain open at this time. Hikers are advised to use caution

throughout the park especially on trails with stream crossings.

For more information on road closures, please follow

SmokiesRoadsNPS on Twitter. And call the road closures

hotline 865-436-1200 #2 --NPS--

Dog Boarding

Dog Day Care

Dog Grooming

Open 11 till 10 - Sunday 12 till 6

Serving The Area for over 10 Years

The ORIGINAL Ship Crew Is Back

Happy Hour 4-7

Full Menu • Appetizers • Salads

Over 40 Drafts To Choose From

(865) 325-1658

170 Glades Road, Gatlinburg, TN 37738

“OK, I’m ready for dinner”

We are located on highway

321, 5.5 miles from

traffic light #3 in Gatlinburg

Open all year round


Vet Records Required For All Services

Some tourist don't stay in a place this nice!

2159 East Parkway,Gatlinburg,TN 37738

Reservations Are Highly Encouraged

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By Cyndy Montgomery Reeves

Gatlinburg’s Largest Collection of Antiques

You owe it to yourself to stop by our antique shop in Gatlinburg for the

best selection of antiques, collectibles and antique furniture in the area

Carrie Tillis Hilary Williams Sam Williams

Saturday night's ticketed concert August 18th at the Glenstone

Lodge during the Smoky Mountains Songwriters Festival

“Descendants of the Legends” will showcase Hank Williams

Sr.'s grandchildren, Hank Jr.'s offspring Hilary and Sam along

with Mel Tillis' daughter, Carrie. This is one SMSWF Concert

Showcase Series you will not want to miss.

Carrie Tillis comes with a resume that jumps from opera to

Grand Ole Opry, Broadway to Branson. It seems like this Tillis

has turned what could have been a serious identity crisis into a

good thing. Any skeptics that once likened the idea of a Tillis

being more than country to something like an Earnhardt

Studying ballet, stand corrected as Carrie shifts gears easily

through the many styles she loves. While at Samford University

in Birmingham, AL, Carrie fell into what she calls the happy

accident of singing opera. Seems it was no accident as the

genetic influence of Dad's rich baritone mixed with her own lyric

soprano made for some serious singing chops. Carrie's CD

“Roundtrip” is her own self-penned country album.

Hilary Williams wrote the song “Sign of Life” and authored the

book “Sign of Life” coming out of a long healing process after a

terrible car accident with her sister Holly. Sign of Life gives

context to Hilary's place in the world by telling the stories of her

grandfather and dad, as only a close family member could.

Hilary recounts the challenges her grandfather faced and

addresses his untimely death. She draws parallels with her dad's

near fatal fall from the side of a mountain that forever changed

his life and ultimately led him to move out of the shadows of his

famous father and step into the spotlight as one of country

music's most innovative and celebrated entertainers. When you

are 3rd generation country music royalty, the world will always

see you differently, but it's what's inside that counts to Hilary

Williams. Her definition of being beautiful means “on the inside

and out, with a beautiful soul and spirit”.

Sam Williams is the spitting image of the late Hank Williams, Sr.

Sam reflects when you're literally “lil Hank Williams” in real

life, for better or worse, not just for social media. This reflection

shines in his debut video “The Lost Grandchild's Plea” which

exemplifies how his life is his art. It evolved from a little poem

thinking about if his grandparents were in his life, what it would

mean for him and what it would mean for them. This single

relates how sitting in that pondering felt to Sam. The depth of

this young mam's thinking enhances his songwriting ability.

Here is a sample of that in this verse he penned. “I poured

myself some TN Whiskey - In hopes I'd find something funny -

In how the universe works - And the pressure of this name”.

These children of the greats are sharing their talent in the music

world living under the shadow and presence of legendary great

families. You will find that Carrie, Hilary, and Sam all have their

own uniqueness in the musical world. They appreciate their

roots but are and have come with their own style and answers to

the tremendous amount of talent they have inherited. Rising

above the bar in those families is an incredible task but these

descendants study their family's heritages and plights and the

music produced by the Legends that gave them their birthrights.

Friday night's ticketed concert is showcasing Country Artist

Songwriters SYLVIA “Nobody”, “Drifter” and “Tumbleweed”,

Bobby G. Rice “You Lay so Easy on My Mind” and Leona

Williams, Merle Haggard's “You Take Me For Granted” and

“Someday When Things are Good”.

373 Parkway, Gatlinburg • (865) 325-1411

The 7th Annual Smoky Mountains Songwriters Festival August

13-22, 2018 will feature 33 #1 Hit Writers in free live music

shows along with 150 aspiring songwriters performing at the

following venues: Crystelle Creek Restaurant and Grill, The

Park Vista lobby lounge, Three Jimmys, The Ship Pub,

Anakeesta on the Plaza and up top, Drafts Sports Bar & Grille,

Loco Burros and on the Sound Biscuit stage at the Gatlinburg

Inn. Go to for details.

Ober Gatlinburg Presents

Come up the Mountain and be a part of our

inaugural Live Music Summer Series that

runs every Saturday through August 25th.

We will be featuring extraordinary local

talent and our artists will bring you: soul,

neo-soul, jazz, country, classic rock, and

today’s hits! This will be happening at our

restaurant Seasons of Ober on the main

stage from 6-8pm. Drive up Ski Mountain

Mike Snodgrass i s a n a s p i r i n g

Singer/Songwriter located in Knoxville,

TN. Starting out as a drummer at a young

age, Mike developed his musical talents into

guitar, vocals and harmonica. With rhythmic

guitar playing, soulful vocals and many

other surprises, Mike is sure to entertain a

variety of crowds.

Road or take our scenic aerial tram up the

mountain, grab a bite to eat and sit back

and get your fill of great music!

This fabulous date night opportunity is a

great chance for our locals in Sevier

County to take advantage of their FREE

tram privileges. Show a driver’s license or

proof of residency to take in the views of

the Smoky Mountains at no cost!

Every Saturday

6 to 8pm

Davis Mitchell is an

artist, singer-songwriter

and performer from

Knoxville, Tn. He has a

long history of leading

some of the regions most

successful bands through

the years like Bonnaroo

vets Dishwater Blonde.

W h e t h e r D a v i s i s

currently fronting his 7

piece R&B, Funk Band

or entertaining a crowd

with his refreshing array

of acoustic covers he’s

got one thing in mind, to

l e a v e y o u s m i l i n g ,

singing and dancing.

Original artwork in various mediums,

reproduc ons and scenic photography

Handmade jewelry, vintage glass and gi s

Greenbrier Pottery available here!

Linda is o en ‘at the easel’ crea ng art. Come and browse our gallery

680 Glades Road #5, Gatlinburg • 865-430-8777

Gatlinburg’s Fireworks Finale

Finish off the 4th in style with a

magnificent fireworks show visible from

the downtown streets of Gatlinburg!

Join the celebration in downtown

Gatlinburg to mark our nation’s

“Independence Day” with a spectacular

20-minute fireworks show starting at

10:00 p.m. The best viewing will be the

area around traffic lights #3 and #5. This

event is designated as a Top 20 event by

Southeast Tourism Society.

July Schedule

7 - Mike Snodgrass - Acoustic R&B, Soul, Pop, Today’s Hits

14 - TBA

21 - Davis Mitchell - Acoustic Covers, R&B and Funk

28 - Davis Mitchell - Acoustic Covers, R&B and Funk

Learn more at


Every Second Monday...

Smoky Mountain Songwriters Nite

Neesee on the keyboard

Hear Neesee Wednesday - Sunday & Local Ar sts Monday & Tuesday

Hundred of Flavors to Choose From

Open Daily 3 pm

Jams • Jellies • Honey

Sauces • Rubs • Relishes

Pickled Vegetables

Where The Locals Go !

Look For Our 150' Lighted Tree

Free Parking On 2 Levels

Easy Handicap Access

Appetizers • Salads • Soups • Entrees

Italian Dishes • Daily Specials • Desserts

Full Bar Service • Free Parking • In House Catering

Pet Friendly Sports Porch!

1654 East Parkway (Next To Dollar General)

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By A. Jann Peitso

“Doing the Loop, The Entire Loop” can be exhausting,

especially on a warmer-than-we-like July day.

Looking for the cooler places, the parking lots offering shade for

the cars or the shops handing out ice cream, cold drinks and

salads cool to the taste buds, visitors hover around those places

like butterflies along the riverbanks.

In Days Gone By, shops would advertise “Cool Inside” and the

door never shut with the patrons going in to cool down.

Most of the businesses In The Loop, that eight mile loop road

full of handcrafting artisans and restaurants, now welcome

visitors to their cool workshops and air-conditioned galleries.

Mountain breezes seem to follow the curves and flow along

Glades and Buckhorn Roads as the visitors meander along the

same route. These breezes seem to pick up the cool streams of

air and deposit them along the decks having colorful umbrellas

and offer another chance for a cone of ice cream or even chilled


In the evenings, the “foodies” find a different fare but still

umbrellas on decks catching the breezes and tossing them back

down The Loop, beckoning those travelers to linger a while

longer over a glass of wine or a glass of sweet iced tea and a plate

of fine tapas.

The evening wears on and lights begin to twinkle along the

ridges overlooking the creeks and roads of The Loop. Looking

closer, it is The People of The Loop as they prepare the next

day's art, whether it be the collectible that will leave as

someone's prized purchase or the baked goods and food that

hopefully, a visitor will purchase from the bakery in the early

morning hours, the lunch around noon or the evening meal and

after-dinner dessert.

In The Loop, action hardly ever ceases except for the few hours

sleep afforded these optimistic and hard-working souls. The

new morning tugs them awake to welcome the visitor, the

breezes of a hot July day and the promise of another busy day.

A. Jann Peitso, art!

170 Glades Road, Gatlinburg • 865-436-2363

Sparky’s Glassblowing

Ask About Our Glassblowing Classes!

Come and watch

Gary at work!

Gary Will Make You A Special Glass Piece

For Your Loved Ones Ashes

Glassblowing at its best!

Beautiful, handcrafted blown & sculpted glass

(865) 325-8186

Smoky Mountains Art’s & Crafts Community

849 Glades Road (Covered Bridge Complex)

We specialize in handmade soy candles,

soaps, and fragrant air fresheners

(865) 325-8142

Crafts & Gifts

Hand-Crafted in the

Smoky Mountains

Located at the Covered Bridge in the Glades

Gatlinburg's Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community

We Loan On Anything of Value!

Great Selections On New And Pre-owned Valuable Items

Gold • Diamonds • Guns

11510 B Chapman Highway, Seymour (865) 579-1026

1424 Winfield Dunn Parkway, Sevierville (865) 453-1512

Live Music & Tasty Food Make a Great Combination

Five Star Rated Hot Dogs, Chili & BBQ!


Join us for snacks, songs & shade!

968 Parkway, Downtown Gatlinburg (In the Elks Plaza)

DLIA & TVA Announce Bioblitze

July 14th 9:00am - 4:00pm

our own backyards can be just as phenomenal!

Bioblitzes also:

- Engage the community in biology and citizen


- Identify species that should be monitored or


- Generate data to help TVA better manage

natural areas

- Highlight the positive impact of natural

spaces in our lives

- And celebrate diversity with DLIA!

What is a Bioblitz? A Bioblitz is a short,

intense team effort to discover as many

different species as possible in one location.

These events allow people to work together to

find and identify as many types of plants,

animals, microbes, fungi, and other organisms

as they can. Discover Life in America (DLIA)

partners with the Tennessee Valley Authority

(TVA) to bring regional scientists, students,

teachers, families, and other community

members together, engaging people in a

biological inventory of TVA's public lands.

Why do we have Bioblitzes? Bioblitzes are

designed to increase public awareness of the

variety of life in our own neighborhood, as well

as, the services these species provide within

their ecosystems, which also benefit humans.

We usually hear the word "biodiversity"

regarding rainforests with their incredible

number of species, yet the diversity of life in

When:9 AM - 3 PM Saturday

July 14- Worthington Cemetery, Oak Ridge, Tn

Where:10 Thunder Road, Sheffield, Alabama

Elza Gate Park, Oak Ridge, TN


This event is free, family friendly and no

experience is necessary! Find Discover Life in

America on Facebook for more info.

DLIA's mission is to discover and understand

America's species through science and

education for conservation. DLIA's flagship

project, the All Taxa Biodiversity Inventory, is

a joint effort with the NPS to identify and

record every single species within Great

Smoky Mountains National Park. To date

DLIA has assisted in adding 9,196 new species

to the park's records and 986 new to science.

Steaks • Escargot • Lobster • Shrimp • Tilapia • Prime Rib • Trout • Pork • Chicken

Pasta • Appetizers • Soups • Salads • Desserts • Kids Menu • Full Cocktail Service


Photography / Gallery & Studio / Workshop

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Don’t Feed The Bears

Around Town

A Fed Bear

Is a Dead Bear



Misty Mountain Soap Co.

A Healthier Choice In Skin Care

Around Town Page 5

Mine For Your Fortune!

You’re never too old

to play in the dirt

and find some treasures

Fun For The Whole Family !

600 Glades Rd #10 Gatlinburg

Natural Soaps, Lotions & Bath Products

Hand Crafted In Our Shops!

601 Glades Road (Morning Mist Village)

849 Glades Road (Covered Bridge Complex)

Old Smoky Gem Mine

968 Parkway, #1, Downtown Gatlinburg

(865) 436-7112

(Located between lights #8 & #9 across from Ober Gatlinburg - Parking located in Elks Plaza)

Preserving the Last Flicker of Light of the Past–

One of Many Short Stories - A very Bear-ry Silly Short Story

How to choose the perfect eggplant

Photo: Opanas/Shutterstock

I didn't know this until recently, but eggplants

are classified as berries. Technically, they're a

fruit, even though they're almost always treated

as a vegetable. That's just a fun fact to keep in

mind as you search for the perfect eggplant this


by Paul Murray

One morning I was looking out the kitchen

window and saw all the bear-ries on the ground

I said “What kind of varment would do such a

thing” Kati Jane my wife knew what

happened, so I guess she was the bear-er of

the bear-y bad news. I couldn’t bear what she

had to say. So, right out to the barn I went

looking for some rope. I couldn’t find any, so

I used some bear wire and with my bear hands

I got the bear wire and tied up that weight

bear-ing black Bear-ybush. Then all of a sudden,

our little 3 year old comes a runnin’ out of the

back door, bear-foot and bear bottomed.

She’s so fast we could bear-ly catch her.

Then this old truck pulled into our driveway with a bear cage on the back, and a man and lady got

out of the vehicle and said, “would you happen to be Paul Murray the artist? I said “Yup”

and they said “we would like you to paint us bear naked” I said, “That’s not gonna happen,” then

I turned 3 shades of red. They just started to laugh at me and said, “You look like a shy little

Teddy Bear, “I said “Now look here I’m gonna give you the bear facts. This is the south, and we

down here don’t tolerate them kind of goins on.” They replied “We feel we have the right

to bear all!” I said you see that shot gun over there on the porch? I feel I have the right to bear

arms. So kindly get back in your truck and down the road you go!.”

My wife by this point said she was getting a head ache and was commencing to go to the store to

get some bear aspirin. I said “If you’re going to the store you’d better get some vittles – the

kitchen shelves are bear and the ice box is bear-en of food. But be smart and just get the bear

necessities. She said “Didn’t you want candy or pop?” I said, “Get me some gummy bears,

and some rootbear.” She said “you mean ROOTBEER!” I said, “Ya that’s what I said”.

“Anything else?”she said.“Ya, you better get me a can of paint. I have taken all of the pictures

and curtains down and have primed most of the rooms.” She asked“you mean all of the

walls are bear? What kind of paint should I get?” I said, “Get the usual Bear brand paint”

Then she aid,“You are going to have to come with me!” I said, “I can’t the funeral parlor

asked me if I would be one of the polar bear-er’s today.” My wife said, “You mean a

pall-bear-er. I said, “Ya, that’s what I said.” Then all of a sudden our neighbors drove by,

beeping the car horn, driving with a wee little baby next to them. I asked “You mean to tell

me they had another baby and my wife said” not a chance, she’s already had 29 kids. I suspect

her child bear-in days are over”. So as I was walking my wife to the car when I hear a big

ol’…Hold on just a minute folks as I am writing this short story I am hearing some noise

out the rear…I’ll be back soon…So excuse me a minute as I go look see.

O MY! Well folks I will have tofinish this short story another time. You see it is early Tuesday

morning as I am writing this story, and our neighborhood black bear and her bear cubs are back

again rearranging the trash cans, just a bit before the garbage men are to arrive. Even though we

try to keep our garbage bear proof, I just think they like to visit and reorganize the trash cans. So

it looks like I’ve got real big ol’ mess to clean up out there before the truck come’s to take the

garbage. I promise I will finish this very bear-ry short story sometime

down the road. Please just bear in mind that them bears just make a trashy mess. So please just

bear with me.-PAUL MURRAY

p.s. some of you might think I may be losing my bear-ings. Well it ain’t no news to me, my wife

thinks that’s ben goin’ on for years. - Preserving Mtn ways and legacy since 1970-

Paul Murray Gallery 1003 Glades Rd. 2.5miles down w/large girl on barn - in the midst of the

greatest, oldest, historical Arts & Crafts Society in America. Come stir your senses. 865-436-8445 March thru mid Nov.10:30 to 6pm

have a little give to it, but it shouldn't be mushy.

If you squeeze and it's hard, it was picked before

it was fully ripe. Although unripe eggplants can

ripen a bit after being harvested, it's difficult to

coax them from unripe to ripe, so you want what

you purchase to be close to this point already.

• Consider their weight. An eggplant should feel

a bit heavy, but there's no specific weight an

eggplant should be. If it seems lighter than you

think it should, it may have lost some of its water

weight and is no longer fresh.

Once you find some, you can make this:

Critical Health News

By Pharmacist Ben Fuchs

Everyone wants great skin. We are

bombarded daily by advertisements and

marketing proclamations that claim to

deliver it. The skin care industry is a 10

billion dollar business made up mostly of

products containing oils and waxes, solvents,

emulsifiers and chemical ingredients that

allow for the creation of cosmetic

commodities that modify the superficial

appearance of the skin, without actually

creating real changes.

Yet skin is naturally dynamic and normally

regenerates itself on daily, weekly and

monthly basis. It is the quintessential

renewing organ and this assures a constant

supply of youthful, healthy tissue. Within 4-8

weeks old skin cells have been completely

replaced. This ultimately means that, with the

right products and techniques, the

characteristics of less than healthy skin can

be transformed and your skin's naturally

beautiful, radiant and healthy appearance can

be restored.

To best leverage your skin's inherent healing

and renewing capacity, we need to

understand how the skin is constructed.

While to the naked eye it appears like a

covering that protects the inside of the body,

in reality it is a complex organ that is

structured in multiple sheets that can be

generally classified into two major strata. The

upper is referred to as the epidermis, which

makes up about 10% or so of the skin, and

underneath that, the remaining 90% is called

the dermis. The surface of the epidermis is

made up of a protective coating called the

stratum corneum.

All organs of the body are composed of cells

as well as the stuff that cells secrete. The skin

is no different. The predominant cell type in

the dermis is called the fibr-o-blast, which is

responsible for producing tightening and

elastic fibers, like collagen and elastin, as

well as a water-trapping spongy material that

Naturally Leverage Skins Healing Renewal Capacity

gives the skin its dense and robust

appearance. The cellular star of the epidermis

is the keratin-o-cyte, which is the source of

moisture factors, protective defensive

chemicals, and a hard protein called keratin

that acts as an impermeable barrier makeing

up much of the ultra-thin stratum corneum

protective surface. The suffix “-cyte” is

derived from the Greek word for container.

Scientists use this designation to refer to

various types of cells. Thus a “keratin-ocyte”

is quite literally a “keratin making


Keratin is one of the natural world’s most

ubiquitous proteins. In addition to being

found in human hair, it comprises a large

concentration of the structural components of

feathers, hooves, horns and antlers. In

humans, it makes up the surface of hair

strands as well as finger and toenails. Via its

deposition on the skin surface, it’s also

responsible for much of the mechanical

barrier effects of the body’s largest organ.

Keratin-o-cytes, which are generally referred

to as “skin cells”, are born in the bottom layer

of the skin and they gradually rise to the top,

becoming more and more filled with keratin.

By the time a skin cell has made it from the

bottom layer to the surface, it is no longer

alive but is essentially a cell remnant or a

shell almost completely packed with keratin

to the point where it is actually a little more

than a hardened little speck of protein. At this

point, it is no longer called a keratin-o-cyte. It

is now known as a corneo-cyte which means

“hardened cell”. The coalescence of corne-ocytes

on the cutaneous surface comprises the

stratum corneum layer, the technical name

for the very tippy top of the skin which is

directly exposed to the environment. Stratum

corneum is Latin for “hardened layer” and it

gets its name from the corne-o-cytes (hard

cell) that compose it.

Continued to Page 8

I follow these tips for picking a ripe one from the

grocery store or the farmers market:

• Check the color. There are several different

colors of eggplant; the most common is the very

dark purple, but some are lighter purple, striped

or even yellow or white. Whatever the color,

make sure the eggplant is all that color — there

is no green, indicating unripeness. The skin

should be shiny, too. • Dull skin could mean the

eggplant was picked a while ago and is no longer


• Look for blemishes. Cuts and bruises mean

that the eggplant may have started to rot inside.

• Give it a little squeeze. The eggplant should

Photo: koss13/Shutterstock

My favorite way to cook eggplant is to lightly

fry slices (sometimes I bread them, sometimes I

don't), and then put some mozzarella cheese and

some chopped up super ripe summer tomato on

top of the slices and put them in the toaster oven

until the cheese melts. I drizzle a little balsamic

on top when they come out of the oven and voila

a savory, summer appetizer or side dish.

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Native American Legacies

• Books

• Jewelry

• Moccasins

• Beaded Jewelry

• Flutes

• Drums

• Artwork

• Silver Jewelry

• Rugs

• And Much More

Gatlinburg Pickers

by Danny Lewis

A r st T ed Wolff

H as S olely H andcra ed E ach K nife and S heath



Open Monday - Saturday

As a rule of thumb, I would typically write about an antique. This

time, however, I thought I’d feature “The Weathervane”. They

actually go back to the Viking era. They basically used them as

ornamentation - not to predict wind change and speed.

I have always loved them and the way people use them for

decoration. I’ve seen them mostly used in all the normal maneuvers.

I’ll run across a true antique weathervane on occasion and I now

have a rooster with decent age .

I generally keep eight to ten of them in the store. Anything from

cows, chickens, roosters, flying pigs, ducks, eagles, horses, birds,

dogs, etc. At least the ones we carry are all hand hammered, which is

nice. It’s just one of those fun items that it seems every time I sell one

people are so happy that I get hugs. We have a big 7 footer horse

hammered one out front. As you know our stores are known to be

rather eclectic and we will continue to keep unusual items.

So, if it’s t-shirts and squirt guns you’re looking for you won’t find

them....well I take that back...we do keep a few antique toy guns

from time to time.

Happy Trails...Danny

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Sunday - Monday - Tuesday

Nite Music at the Creek

A Smoky Jazz Feel With A Bluesy Rock Sound

Featuring: Ben E. Scott Stroupe

The Weathervane ”

170 Glades Rd., Suite 2, Gatlinburg

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6:00 till 9:00


Howard's Steakhouse has been in Gatlinburg since 1946 offering the traditional Howard’s menu. Seating is also

available outside next to a running stream. The bar is a long time locals favorite with a hometown atmosphere.



The Wild Boar Saloon located upstairs offers a lighter fare with tavern style appetizers

and specialty bar drinks. Offering a great night life atmosphere and with Karaoke.

Free Parking

( Next To Dollar General )

Motorcycle Fatality

Motorcycle Fatality along Little

R i v e r R o a d i n G r e a t S m o k y

Mountains National Park.

On Friday, June 8 at approximately

8: 4 0 p.m., Austin Breazeale, age 19,

of Maryville, TN was traveling west

along Little River Road in Great

Smoky Mountains National Park

when his motorcycle left the roadway

and struck a tree approximately 2

miles west of Sugarlands Visitor

Center. Park Rangers and the

G a t l i n b u rg F i r e D e p a r t m e n t

responded to the scene. Breazeale

was declared deceased by Gatlinburg

EMS who later transported him to Le

Conte Medical Center.

Where The Locals Go


and much more


(865) 436-3600

976 Parkway, Downtown Gatlinburg

First Independence Day Parade in the Nation

Gatlinburg celebrates the 4th of July in a big

way and this year will be no exception.

For 43 years, Gatlinburg has kicked off the

holiday with the first Independence Parade in

the Nation stepping off at 12:01 am on July 4.

Stretching more than a mile, the parade route

begins at Baskins Creek Bypass on East

Parkway, turning south onto Parkway at traffic

light #3 and traveling the length of downtown

to traffic light #10 at Ski Mountain Road.

Parade goers are encouraged to arrive early on

Tuesday, July 3 in order to secure the perfect

viewing area along the parade route.

Gatlinburg’s Fourth of July celebrations will

come to a close at 10:00 p.m. on July 4th when

The Great Smoky Arts and Crafts Community is

the largest group of independent artisans in

North America with over 100 artisans.

Established in 1937 this 8 mile loop weaves

through Gatlinburg, Tennessee. These

craftsmen and artisans weave, carve, cast, sew,

paint and whittle to create a vast variety of

collectibles such as jewelry, ceramics, dolls,

pottery, quilts, brooms, baskets, candles,

leather, silver smithing, wearable fashions,

artistic photography, oils and watercolor

paintings, stained glass and so much more. The

area also has numerous restaurants, cafes,

candy shops, soda fountains, tea rooms and


You'll discover one-of-a-kind crafts, treasures

and artwork, and you can watch the artisans at

work. Stop along the way and chat with a

painter or potter, or let a broom maker show you

how it's done.

This a great experience for the entire family or

just the two of you. There's plenty of free

parking at each shop throughout the trail loop.

visitors will enjoy the spectacular 20-minute

fireworks display in the heart of downtown,

with the best viewing areas around traffic

lights #3 and #5.

In addition to the Fourth of July events, the

streets of Gatlinburg are filled with

Appalachian music from Smoky Mountain

Tunes and Tales every night through August

11. The City offers free Parkway Trolley

service, spanning the full length of the

Parkway, daily through August 11 from 10 am

to 10 pm.

Join the Gatlinburg conversation via social

media: For

more information about the 43rd Gatlinburg

Fourth of July Midnight Parade and festivities

and other summer events, call 800-588-1817.

The Gatlinburg Fourth of July Midnight

Parade has garnered national attention and

award recognition for excellence in

entertainment. The parade has been named by

National Geographic Traveler Magazine as a

“Top Ten Parade to see in the US” and

recognized by as one of the

“Five Best Fourth of July Celebrations in

Smaller Cities.” Additionally, the event has

earned multiple Grand Pinnacle Awards by the

International Festivals and Events Association

and was named a Top 20 Event for 2016 by

Southeast Tourism Society.

Ride the "Craft Trolley" if you'd like to see it all

without the hassles of driving, a one-fare trip

will provide a great way to see everything

getting on and off as often as you like. Either

way you travel you won't be disappointed,

you'll see history in the making and it's the real


Turn at traffic light #3 in downtown Gatlinburg

on highway 321 and go three miles.

This sign at Route 321 and Glades Road is a

landmark to the Arts & Crafts Community

Page 7 Around Town

849 Glades Road, # 1B1, Gatlinburg

Hello Friend (Osiyo Oginali)

What one man considers a weed is another man's herb, food,

drink or medicine. So it tis with poke.

Poke is a four to ten feet tall branching perennial herb with

greenish white flowers and deep purple, juicy berries. It grows in

new cleared grounds, along roadways, old building sites and

fence rows from Ontario to Florida, and west to Texas and

Minnesota. The Plant has brilliant appearance in the fall as the

berries ripen. Some of it's common names are: poke, scoke,

piegonberry, pokeberry, inkberry, and red nightshade.

Why should plant be named poke?

Look to Webster and see the amazing difference in the meaning

of the word and you may ask yourself, as I did, why any plant

could be labeled with the unlikely name of poke.

Could it be that one of the meanings of poke is to push or thrust

and since poke is one of the first plants to push or thrust, or poke

its green leaves through the winter ground cover in early spring,

transmuting a verb into a noun, and being named for its actions.

Many of our ancestors valued poke as a good, medicine and drink

and it has served, and still serving our people well.

When they were besot with late winter doldrums and their

constitution was in dire need of an amendment many of them

looked forward to the time in late winter or early spring when the

poke root would send young tender shoots poking or thrusting its

way through the dead grass or mulch and they cold amend their

constitution with a mess of POLK SALLET.

The word sallet is very confusing to some people for sallet is a

rounded 15th century helmet, having a projection over the back

of the neck. You sure can't eat the dern thing.

Salad does not describe this mess of spring poke greens.

From time immoral country folks have called it POKE SALLET

and I see no reason to change. No matter what you wish to call it,

gather the young shoots when they are four to eight inches tall

and parboil.

WARNING: If you do not throw the first water away and start

again with new water your stay in the outhouse may be a bit

longer than you had anticipated.

Cook the shoots until tender, drain and place in a pan of hot

grease and bacon bits, real bacon cut into little pieces and

browned, stir-fry for two or three minutes, stir in a few eggs,

lower heat and fry until eggs are done to your taste. Serve while

hot with cornbread and fresh churned buttermilk.

By Kathryn Sherrard

You can have many delicious messes of POOR MAN'S OKRA

in late spring and early summer long before the real thing matures

in your garden.

POKE ROOT BATH: Our ancestors valued the poke root as a

source of medicine. Poke roots may grow to be a wrist size two

feet long branching monster of a root. It could be used as

medicine anytime of the year, but the best roots were considered

to be those dug during the late fall and winter.

Chop about two gallons of the root and place in a wash tub with

about ten gallons of water. Boil until the water looks like the

Pigeon River of today. Strain one gallon of this vile looking brew

into a half tub of warm water. You now have a poke root bath.

Then: If you have the itch, (one, three, five or seven year itch, it

does not matter) ringworm,, shingles, dandruff, lice, crabs and a

host of other maladies that befall the human race; you divest

yourself of your long johns and settle yourself into the water and

poke medicine mixture.

When you come down off the ceiling and dried yourself to relieve

the burning sensations, you vowed to God that you would never

be enticed into a poke root bath again as long as you lived.

Those who have been exposed to a poke root bath do not need to

be preached to about the fires of hell – they know what the fires of

hell feel like.

Strain the balance of the uncut brew into a jug for future use.

When applied to infections, boils or athletic feet or other skin

infections this uncut brew done wonders as healing agent

according to the beliefs of some of our ancestors.

Pokeberries have been used to dye wool and cotton cloth, ink to

write letters, facial decorations and wine.

Although domestic fowls, wild birds, and wild animals eat the

purple red juicy berries seemingly without harmful effects there

exists this WARNING: Poke berries contain some type of poison.

With this warning in mind I will tell you that I have drank poke

berry wine, but I do not know how to safely make it. In this

endeavor you are definitely on your own.

Poke has served our ancestors throughout the four seasons for

well over two hundred years and even today poke in some form is

still utilized by many Cocke County people.

“As told to me by my uncle”.

“Do na da go hv i” (Till we see each other again)

POOR MAN'S OKRA: When the poke stalks reach eighteen to

Designs by Matoka

thirty inches tall gather them and strip leaves and outer skin from

Shaconage Stone Art and Jewelry

the stalks. Cut the stalks into wheels one-half inch thick, roll in

170 Glades Road, #15, Gatlinburg - 865-719-3999

meal and fry until brown. Serve as you would real okra.

Appalachian Bear Rescue

Last month we reported that ABR had received two cubs - #268

(Clementine Bear) on April 29th and #269 (Viola Bear) on May

11th. Clementine is a Tennessee cub while Viola is from

Kentucky. They are now almost six months old and are growing

fast and making good progress.They shared an Acclimation Pen

attached to The Cub House overlooking the Wild Enclosure

where they will spend the majority of their time at ABR.

On June 5th, another female cub arrived at ABR. She is #272 and

her nickname is Willow. From Cocke County TN, Willow Bear

was injured by a car that killed her sibling. Willow Bear was

smaller than the other two cubs, but she has a very good appetite

and proved to be an enthusiastic eater. In less than ten

days,Willow progressed from The Cub Nursery to the Recovery

Center to The Cub House and out to the Acclimation Pen to join

the other two cubs! During that time she also gained 5 pounds!

On June 20th, just two weeks from the time Willow arrived, all

three of the cubs were released into the Wild Enclosure!

In the Wild Enclosure the cubs have pools for drinking and

swimming, many tall trees to climb, culvert dens and underbrush

in which to forage and to hide. The curators are throwing food

over the fence for the cubs to find. They will practice “being

bears” and hone the skills they will need when they return to their

natural habitat in a few months.

Bear #270, who came to ABR from Louisiana just before last

• 3 carrots give you enough energy to walk 3 miles, and they

were first grown as a medicine, not food

• Carrots are rich in alkaline elements, which purify and

revitalize the blood while balancing the acid/alkaline ratio of the


• Carrots are a good source of potassium, which can help

maintain healthy sodium levels in the body, thereby helping to

reduce elevated blood pressure levels

• Carrots increase saliva and supply essential minerals, vitamins

and enzymes that aid in digestion

• Eating carrots regularly may help prevent gastric ulcers and

other digestive disorders

• Carrots kill harmful germs in the mouth and help prevent tooth


• Carrots are a rich source of beta carotene, which, can be

converted into vitamin A in the body to help maintain healthy


• Raw or grated carrots can be used to help heal wounds, cuts and


• Among the many beneficial phytochemicals that carrots

contain is a phytonutrient called falcarinol, which may reduce

the risk of colon cancer and help promote overall colon health

• Carrots are rich in carotenoids, which our bodies can use to

help regulate blood sugar

• Carrots are high in soluble fiber, which may reduce cholesterol

by binding the LDL form (the kind we don’t want) and

increasing the HDL form (the kind our body needs) to help

reduce blood clots and prevent heart disease

• The nutrients in carrots can improve the health of your eyes,

skin, hair, nails and more through helping to detoxify your

system and build new cells!

month's article was published, is another out of state bear. She is

nicknamed Magnolia (for the LA state flower) and is a yearling

bear, now nearly 18 months old. Magnolia Bear “graduated”

from the Acclimation Pen and is now enjoying her time in her

own Wild Enclosure where she forages on food thrown into the

enclosure by the curators. She has a pool from which to drink

and another in which to swim.

Another 18-month-old yearling and the only male so far, is Bear

#271, nicknamed Bumble B. Bear. Bumble B. arrived on May

31st. He was undernourished and dehydrated but with the

nutritious food provided at ABR he is making excellent progress

and is gaining weight and enjoying his life in his Wild Enclosure.

He, too, has the benefit of pools, trees and underbrush. He

spends most of his time resting on branches high in the trees.

As you can tell, 2018 is becoming a busy year for ABR. The

curators are challenged each day to come up with new ways to

care for the five bears and enrich their lives while in temporary

captivity, without actual human contact.

You can follow the progress of these five bears and any more

cubs or yearlings we may admit by visiting our Facebook page: Photos are posted

every day. You can also visit

and our blog at

If you are in Townsend, please stop by our Visitor/Education

Valley Pools & Spas

Sales • Supplies • Service • Repair

Hot Tubs

Swimming Pools

Game Tables

(865) 908-0025

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River Raft Regatta

July 4 - Free - Downtown Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg’s most-nail biting race of the summer

returns! Set against the backdrop of Gatlinburg’s funfilled

Fourth of July celebration, comes the evercompetitive

River Raft Regatta, an annual race of

unmanned floatables down Little Pigeon River.

All contestants will begin the day at the race’s starting

line at the Christ in the Smokies bridge, beginning from

10 a.m. to register their floatable. The race kicks-off at

noon and ends after all floatables have crossed the finish

line at Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies.

New this year, eventgoers can opt to enter a rented

rubber duck into the competition (or bring your own at

no cost) for the bargain price of $1.oo. All proceeds go to

the Gatlinburg Chamber Foundation and is a great way

to for everyone to participate in this fun, thrilling event.

This year’s River Raft Regatta is made possible through

the coordination of the City of Gatlinburg Special

Events Office and the Gatlinburg Recreation

Department and will issue trophies to those who finish

1st, 2nd and 3rd in the Treasure, Duck and Most Creative

Float categories.

Come be a part of the Fourth of July tradition beloved by

Gatlinburg visitors of all ages! 800-588-1817

Thank You

Hidden Hills Animal Rescue would like to thank the following

local businesses for their support:

Crystelle Creek Restaurant

1654 East Parkway, Gatlinburg

Foot Gear

1004 Parkway, #301, Gatlinburg

Ober Gatlinburg

1001 Parkway, Gatlinburg

Misty Mountain Soap

601 Glades Road, (Morning Mist Village) Gatlinburg

849 Glades Road, (Covered Bridge) Gatlinburg

The Smiths

680 Glades Road, #2, Gatlinburg

Kountry Antics

600 Glades Road, # 2, Gatlinburg

Fowler’s Clay Work

1402 E. Parkway, #10, Gatlinburg

Jim England Restaurant Group

Best Italian & Howards Steakhouse, Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg Elks Lodge #1925

968 Parkway #7, Gatlinburg

Chef JDs LLC

600 Glades Road #4, Gatlinburg

KaTom Restaurant Supply, Inc.

305 Katom Dr, Kodak, TN

Paul Murray Gallery

1003 Glades Rd., Gatlinburg

Holly & Willow’s Pet Barn

170 Glades Rd., Gatlinburg

Ship Pub

170 Glades Rd., Gatlinburg


576 Parkway, Gatlinburg

Smoky Mountains Songwriters Festival

P.O. Box 753, Gatlinburg

Center in the Trillium Cove Shopping Village on East Lamar

Alexander Parkway. It is open Tuesday - Saturday 10 to 4;

closed Sunday and Monday. You can view videos and photos of

the bears, adopt one, if you care to, and browse through souvenir

items. We'd love to see you there!

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Take home a memory that will last a lifetime!

865- 412-1003


I sure hope y'all are having a good summer. It

sure came in heavy and HOT. Sure hope you

like the humidity. LOL

The Gatlinburg Elks Lodge 1925 had our

annual Bud Rice memorial fish fry at Herbert

Holt Park. We had a big turnout again. About

70 this year.

The kids get to catch the fish out of big tub, the

Elks clean and cook the fish. Is big fun for kids

and the adults. Then we did our flag day

ceremony, which I love to do. Is great history of

By Jim Yonan PER

our flag and our country.

Ask me or an Elk about joining. We do a lot for

our community including Christmas baskets

and shoe program for families.

When your reading this I'll be in SWEET

HOME CHICAGO enjoying the 4th of July

with friends.

Enjoy and get in the river.

Love y'all,


1402 E. Parkway, #10, Gatlinburg

NEW ~ Ice Bumper Cars - Bump, spin, and zoom

around the Ice Rink in our NEW Ice Bumper Cars!

Continued from Page 5

This transformation of keratin-o-cyte into corne-o-cyte is a

complicated affair. Defects in this process (known as

“differentiation”) are responsible for many skin issues

including acne, eczema and psoriasis. These health challenges

are generally referred to as differentiation diseases because,

while morphing into a corne-o-cyte, the keratin-o-cyte takes

on different shapes. The movement of cells from the lower

layer of the skin to the upper layer is tightly regulated. If there

are any defects in the structure or chemistry of skin cells (i.e.

keratin-o-cyte) this process can go awry and disease can result.

For example, if skin chemistry is somehow not proceeding

correctly (usually subsequent to inflammation, nutritional

deficiencies, and lack of oxygen as well as toxicity) cells may

produce way too much keratin, and the end result can be little

hard bumps called milea or keratosis. This type of biochemical

dysfunction is also associated with acne lesions and pimples.

Because all illness is cell illness, all disease is cell disease and

all physical dysfunction is cell dysfunction, if you think you

are dealing with milea or zits or any other skin issue, in reality

you have a skin cell (keratin-o-cyte) issue.

Skin cells, like all cells, make chemicals. The production of

these chemicals is dependent on fats and fatty vitamins, none

of which are more important than Vitamin A, which I call

The Gatlinburg Farmers Market would

like to invite everyone to join us for our

season in the Great Smoky Arts & Craft

Community at the Covered Bridge, 849

Glades Rd, Gatlinburg.

Products: Now in its eighth season, the

market provides Tennessee grown

produce, local products, and foods in a

friendly social environment. Patrons

will find a variety of in-season goods

that may include fruits, nuts, berries,

honey, jellies and jams, and vegetables.

Also available are plants, baked goods

and natural health and wellness


Events: Join in on the fun with music

and special events featuring the best of

the natural and cultural resources of the

Smokies. Youngsters will enjoy

participating in market activities on

Critical Health News

Gatlinburg Farmers Market

Kids Days during the summer, as well as

a scavenger hunt for local food

treasures. (Look in the Market Calendar

tab for these events.)

Internships: As part of the market's

goal to enhance the quality of life in the

Gatlinburg area and to educate people

o n n u t r i t i o n a l , e c o n o m i c ,

environmental, and social implications

of eating seasonally and locally, we have

developed internship opportunities for

youth and young adults interested in

earning community service merits and

letters of participation.

Directions to the Market

Traffic light #3 in Gatlinburg - turn north

on Hwy 321 toward Cosby. Go 2.7 miles

take a left on Glades Road. The Market

is 2 miles down Glades on the left at the

covered bridge.

Vitamin A-nabolic (anabolic = building) because it is so

fundamental for the construction of biological structures, i.e.

cells. While most vitamins are helpers, supporting the work of

other biochemicals, Vitamin A is no mere assistant. It

represents nothing less than a molecular “on- switch” for

activating chemical synthesis in keratin-o-cytes, and this

makes it the quintessential skin health nutrient. When it comes

to addressing bumpy skin or milea, or any other skin health

issue, making sure you’re getting enough Vitamin A from

foods and supplementation is very important

Vitamin A deficiencies can be approached from two angles.

The first angle involves the intake side of things, which means

supplementing. A daily 10-20,000 i.u. dose is a good place to

start. If your keratosis is really bad you may want to take

30,000 i.u. for a couple of days. Because Vitamin A and the

sunshine nutrient Vitamin D act as partners, you want to be

using both; make sure you’re getting some sun exposure or, if

that’s not possible, supplement with Vitamin D3 (maybe 5000

IU). Keep in mind the kind of Vitamin D that our skin cells

make in response to the sun is more effective than food or

supplemental Vitamin D.

There’s a second approach to take when it comes to milea and

the little bumps and that is to use topical Vitamin A. The best

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form is retinoic acid, which requires a doctor’s prescription.

Retinoic acid comes in various strengths of which 0.1% is the

strongest, and that’s what I’d be using for treating skin on the

body. For little bumps on the more delicate skin, like on the

face or underneath the eyes, or if you simply can’t handle a

0.1% strength, try one of the other strengths of retinoic acid,

either a 0.05% or 0.025% strength. You can also use a gentler

and more accessible Vitamin A substance called retinol which

can be just as helpful and doesn’t require a prescription.

However, because retinol is not as potent as retinoic acid,

you’re going to need a 2.0 to 5.0 % concentration for best skin

smoothing effects.

Exfoliation can also help reduce the formation of milea

bumps. You can use a loofa pad or even a washcloth to unclog

pores and eliminate bumps, or you can use alpha or beta

hydroxy acids. Look for cleansers and toners that contain

ingredients like lactic acid, glycolic acid or salicylic acid.

Don’t overuse, lest the skin becomes irritated. For most folks,

applying these types of products 2-4 times a week is enough to

change the quality and texture of the skin and permanently

eliminate milea. Applying retinol or retinoic acid after

exfoliation can create a synergistic effect that can produce

more significant results than you’ll get from using the two

ingredients separately.

Asteroid with a 13-mile-high mountain is now visible to the naked eye



Vesta, as captured by NASA's Dawn spacecraft in 2011, features a

mountain that rises more than 65,000 feet above the asteroid's south pole

Look up in nighttime sky anytime between now and July 16, and

you just might spy our solar system's brightest asteroid.

Vesta, a 326-mile-wide object residing in the asteroid belt

between Jupiter and Mars, is about to make its closest approach

to Earth in nearly two decades. But don't worry, unlike other

close calls with asteroids in recent history, Vesta is in a stable

orbit around the sun that will only bring it within 106 million

miles of Earth. Nonetheless, this convergence will make it

visible to the naked eye, with a magnitude brightness

approaching a maximum of 5.3 this week.

Unlike other asteroids, Vesta's internal geology mimics those of

terrestrial planets, with a metallic iron-nickel core covered by a

surface crust of basaltic rock. In fact, it's this "frozen lava" that

gives Vesta its beautiful reflectivity, casting back 43 percent of

all light that hits it. (For comparison, our moon only reflects

about 12 percent of all light.)

A 2011 visit by the NASA space probe Dawn confirmed Vesta as

our solar system's lone remaining protoplanet, an embryonic

remnant of the material that created future worlds like Earth.

"We now know that Vesta is the only intact, layered planetary

building block surviving from the very earliest days of the solar

system," Carol Raymond, deputy principal investigator for the

Dawn spacecraft, said during a 2012 press conference.

Vesta as it will appear in the night sky over the next several months.

The asteroid will be visible to the naked eye until the middle of July.

Ancient pedigree isn't the only feature of Vesta that makes it a

geologic celestial wonder. Its south pole is also home to one of

the tallest known mountains in the solar system.

"The south polar mountain is larger than the big island of

Hawaii, the largest mountain on Earth, as measured from the

ocean floor," Dawn mission investigator Chris Russell told

reporters. "It is almost as high as the highest mountain in the

solar system, the shield volcano Olympus Mons on Mars."

Whereas Olympus Mons rises nearly 14 miles (72,000 feet)

above the surface of Mars, the unnamed peak on Vesta is just

under 13 miles (65,000 feet) tall. It's located in a 314-mile-wide

crater, also one of the largest in the solar system, named

Rheasilvia, after the mythological vestal virgins of Rome. It's

theorized that Rheasilvia and its central peak were formed

roughly 1 billion years ago from a massive planetary scale

impact that delivered a glancing blow at an estimated 11,000

miles per hour.

"Vesta was lucky," Peter Schultz, professor of earth,

environmental, and planetary sciences at Brown University, said

in a statement. "If this collision had been straight on, there would

have been one less large asteroid and only a family of fragments

left behind." Schultz published a study on the asteroid's violent

past in 2014.

A eucrite meteorite, originating from Vesta, that fell

during a meteor shower over Australia in 1960

Vesta's scrape with disaster would turn into a rare opportunity

for scientists on Earth an eon later. The collision that rocked its

south pole is estimated to have ejected at least 1 percent of the

asteroid's mass into space, scattering a vast swath of debris

throughout the solar system. Some of those rocks later made

their way to Earth. In fact, it's estimated that some 5 percent of all

space rocks found on Earth originated from Vesta, making it

only a handful of solar system objects beyond Earth (including

Mars and the moon) where scientists have a laboratory sample.

While Vesta is our brightest asteroid, its distance and small size

still make it a sporting challenge to pick out with the naked eye.

Your best bet is to use some high-powered binoculars or a

telescope. Either way, follow these instructions from Bob King

at Sky and Telescope to locate the correct patch of sky.

"To find it, begin at Saturn then star-hop with the naked eye or

binoculars to 3.8-magnitude Mu (μ) Sagittarii. The asteroid is

located 2.5°–4° northwest of that star through mid-June. Despite

its location in star-rich Sagittarius, Vesta has little competition

from similarly bright stars, making it easy to spot."

According to those who have previously spotted Vesta, the

asteroid exhibits a yellowish hue and looks very much like a star.

Grab a lawn chair, ditch the light pollution and look up! Vesta

won't be this close to Earth again until 2040.

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Creating Unique Hand Crafted Jewelry

• Wire Art • Enamels

• Gemstones • Sterling Silver

At the Covered Bridge in The Glades

849 Glades Road, Gatlinburg • 440-478-1841

The Ar tsy Olive

• Extra Virgin Olive Oils

• Balsamic Vinegars

• All Natural Sea Salts

(865) 254-8835

The Jewelry Spot


Located in the Arts & Crafts Community at Glades Village

680 Glades Rd #1, Gatlinburg



170 Glades Road #30 Gatlinburg

sometimes simple is really good


Delauders BBQ, 680 Glades Road at Blinking Light Behind Shops • 865-325-8680

Judy Jones Pottery

Lead Free

Wheel Thrown

Dishwasher Safe

Microwave Safe


"Browse and watch potter at work"

In the Arts & Crafts Community 16

530 Buckhorn Road, Gatlinburg

To National Park



Park Vista


Airport Road


Sugarlands Visitors




LeConte St.

M & O St.


Ski Mountain Rd.

David A. Howard


(865) 430-3387 10


170 Glades Road, Suite 32, Gatlinburg

Watch Glass Artist J. Hills




Art Glass

M&D Hills


Maples Lane

Riverside Road

Featuring Specialty Items Such As:

House Burger “The Blackened” hand pattied half pound charbroiled

with spicy blackened seasoning, swiss cheese, tangy

slaw & tomato on a brioche bun

Morning Mist Chicken grilled with granny smith apple,

gouda cheese & peach jalapeno jam on artisan bread

Cranberry Turkey Wrap with flour tortilla, cream cheese,

white cheddar, greens, pecan & cranberry jalapeno jam


Since 1998


Authentic British Pub

in East Tennessee!

33 Draught Beers

120 Bottled Beers

30 Hot Teas

Traditional British Food

436-0677 (865) 11

1065 Glades Road, Gatlinburg


170 Glades Rd. • 865-436-2363


Every Night !

Open Daily

3 pm


865-436-2500 1

(Located behind Calhoun’s Restaurant)

1004 Parkway, #301 • Gatlinburg

Neil’s Gallery

Best Friend

To Newport

2 12

Judy Jones


454 N.



Buckhorn Road

Duck Pond Lane

Skiddy’s Place


Pittman Center Road

Cardinal Drive

Birds Creek Rd. (Route 454)







Hidden Hills Rd.

King Rd.

25 22





Artist Crafts








Glades Road


Arts & Crafts



Duck Pond Lane

Watson Road




Traffic Lights



849 Glades Road, 2B6 • Gatlinburg • 865-430-4029


(865) 430-1551

Follow Me To The Tree

www. CrystelleCreek.


1654 East Parkway • Gatlinburg



17 7

Jayell Road


Powdermill Road


Map Is Not Drawn To Scale



E. Parkway (Route 321)


Post Office




Upper Middle Creek Rd

Map Location Numbers


Splash Country

Veterans Blvd.

Local Area Map

Gatlinburg-Pigeon Forge-Sevierville

Pigeon Forge

Traffic Lights

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Get On The Map! Call: 865-255-3557

Local Artist ...

Robert A. Tino

Originals, Canvas, Paper Prints

• Oil Paintings

• Acrylics 24

• Watercolors

Located at the Covered Bridge in the Glades


It’s Against The Law

Get On

The Map

Call- 865-255-3557

Roaring Fork


Dudley Creek






Ogles Drive West

Little Pigeon




Teaster Lane

Baskin Creek



Old Mill Ave.

Old Mill Rd

Biblical Times



Route 66




3 31




The Acquarium

Campbell Lead Road

Gatlinburg Bypass Road


Welcome Center


Route 66


Jake Thomas Road








Pine Mountain Road


Dolly Parton Parkway

Wears Valley Road

Titanic Museum

Little Pigeon River

Apple Valley Road

Forks of the River Parkway

To I-40

Watch Us Make Candles



In the Arts & Crafts Community

331 Glades Road • 865-436-9214

Kountry Antics

Featuring Country Decor, Jams, Salsa

Handmake Soap, Cottage Candles

Come Browse Our Shop Filled With Treasures

(865) 436-0040

Arts & Crafts Community


600 Glades Rd., Suite 2, Gatlinburg

Fowler’s Clay Works


Bar-B-Q,Wings & More


Covered Bridge in the Glades

849 Glades R oad # 1C1

Take home a memory that will last a lifetime!

865- 412-1003


In Wood Whi lers Complex @ Glades Rd.


1402 E. Parkway, #10, Gatlinburg

Value. Everyday. 27

1219 E. Parkway, Gatlinburg

Award Winning Sauces & Marinades

Pottery • Drinks • Gifts & More

(865) 446-0971

The Glades Center 25

600 Glades Rd, Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg’s Largest Antique Shop

325-1411 (865)

373 Parkway, Gatlinburg

Heartwood Galleries

“Your Art is Where Our Heart Is”


(865) 661-6207

1450 E. Parkway, Gatlinburg

Dine-in Available


At traffic light #10 turn right onto Ski Mountain Rd. go 1 mile

631 Ski Mountain Road, Gatlinburg


Sparky’s Glassblowing

Watch Gary at Work

Glassblowing at its best!

849 Glades Road




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Never Paint Your Nails Again!

Free Samples!

No tools ! No heater !

Last two weeks !

Smoky Mountains Songwriters Festival

Contact me on Facebook:

My website:

Cheryl Massey

Celebrating the area’s Appalachian musical

roots, Gatlinburg will host its annual

Smoky Mountains Songwriters Festival

August 13 through 22.

“Celebrating Our Appalachian Musical

Roots” 10-day festival downtown

Gatlinburg featuring “Hit” songwriters.

Public Invited. Free Live Entertainment.

S o n g w r i t e r O p p o r t u n i t i e s : s o n g

competition, workshops, co-writing with

hit writers, mentoring sessions and stage

spots. Rain or shine.

The SMSWF Mission is to promote

songwriters and to help their talents and

songs be discovered not only by publishers

and producers but also by all of us fans,

who simply love the songs that the stars


For more information call: 865-604-9066

or email: Like us on


Get the full entertainment schedule:

Trail Entrances: • Patriot Park • Butler Street at Ashley • Jake Thomas Road

The new Pigeon Forge Greenway runs

alongside the Little Pigeon River and

stretches four miles from one end of town to

the other connecting beautiful residential

areas and to bustling commercial zones.

Take a break from your run, walk or biking

venture at the Plaza at Butler Street and

Ashley Avenue. There you can access park

benches, the water fountain, and a memorial

dedicated to former City Commissioner,

English McCarter. The Pigeon Forge

Greenway is also a great way to enjoy the

scenery of Little Pigeon River.

The Riverwalk Greenway in Pigeon Forge

features a nice paved trail you can walk, run

or bike. The Riverwalk Trail is located on

the east bank of the Pigeon River and is

nearly two miles long at this time.

The Riverwalk Greenway is a beautiful spot

for locals and visitors alike to enjoy nature

and serenity without ever leaving the city.

The path is lit at night and there are benches

to stop and enjoy the scenery.

Smoky Mountain Tunes & Tales

To August 11

Tunes & Tales is a summer-long street

performance festival featuring costumed

musical performers, storytellers and artisans

portraying characters from time periods as far

back as the 1800s.

Gatlinburg will present the 13th season of

Smoky Mountain Tunes & Tales daily in

downtown Gatlinburg through August 11.

This popular event truly highlights one of

Gatlinburg’s greatest assets in the walkability

of the city and provides guests with an

interactive, educational and entertaining

experience the whole family can enjoy.

“Gatlinburg is a walking town. Tunes & Tales

enhances our visitors’ experience as they stroll

the Parkway in the evenings,” said Marci

Claude, PR Manager. “The performers bring

to life traditional Smoky Mountain heritage

and culture in a fun and interactive way.”

The collection of personalities and performers

arrive nightly at 6 p.m. in the center of town.

Visitors witness a magical transformation of

sidewalk to stage as the characters disperse

along the downtown Parkway for an evening of

entertainment and storytelling.

Like Smoky Mountain Tunes and Tales on


Ameri Air Heating & Cooling


Veteran Owned

Residential Commercial Service Calls Preventative Maintenance

We Finally Know Why There's a Bizarre Structure in Our Inner Ears

Sugarlands Distilling Co. Saturday Nights

Come out and enjoy our

spirit stage each Saturday

from 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

for some great music. The

spirit stage is located on the

b a c k p o r c h o f o u r

Gatlinburg distillery in


Live Music lineup:

J u l y 7 - B l u e g r a s s


July 21- Jon Hatchett Band

July 28- The Novel Idea

August 4- Clay Jamerson

August 18- Chamomile &


Looking for a special event

or festival? Gatlinburg is the

place to be. Whether you’re

looking for arts and crafts

shows, special concerts,

food festivals, or holiday

parades, Gatlinburg hosts a

wide range of events in

every season. Come join us

for exciting celebrations

throughout the year!

by Mike Mcrae

Diagram of the inner ear, missing some bits

Deep inside your ear there's a tiny thing you may not know

about - a dead-end tube called an endolymphatic sac. Details on

its function have been debated, but now scientists think they

have finally figured out what this odd structure is for.

A chance discovery in zebrafish has provided evidence

confirming its role as a kind of 'safety valve' in the inner ear.

This could be good news for those who have a condition known

as Ménière disease, which affects a person's balance.

The story behind the find starts several years ago when Harvard

Medical School systems biologist Ian Swinburne made a

connection between a pulsating blob of cells in a developing

zebra fish and that cul-de-sac thing poking out of our inner ear.

If you missed seeing it on your high school biology exam, don't

worry about it. You won't often find the endolymphatic sac on

diagrams of the inner ear; possibly because none of us know

what it actually does.

Imagine your inner ear as a long tube shaped like a weird snail.

At one end, it curls into a shell-like structure called a cochlea. At

the other – where the snail's eyes would be – there are three

perpendicular loops called a labyrinth.

Fluid in the snail-shell part transfers waves we interpret as

sound, while the fluid in the loops acts like a biological spiritlevel,

sloshing about to tell you which way is up.

Between these two structures, behind the window where a tiny

hearing bone called the stapes plugs in, there are two chambers

called the utricle and the saccule. These chambers in turn

connect to a short, thin tube ending in that mysterious sac.

While nobody is certain about what it does, there are some

clues. It's understood to have a starring role in Ménière disease,

a condition characterised by symptoms that include vertigo and

tinnitus. The disease is presumed to be caused by excess fluid in

the inner ear overinflating the structure, and since surgery on

the endolymphatic sac has been shown to help alleviate

symptoms, the sac probably has something to do with fluid


Circumstantial evidence is a good place to start, but Swinburne

and his zebrafish offered an opportunity to do a compare and

contrast on this weird bubble of tissue.

Watching the endolymphatic sac at work inside something as

dense as a human head is easier said than done. But in the zebra

fish, Swinburne could use dyes to watch and record the

movement of fluid slowly flow in and then quickly out of the

tiny structure.

"We had all these movies where you could see the whole

structure pulsing, and when Ian injected dye into the sac we

could see fluid flowing out," says Swinburne's postdoctoral

advisor Sean Megason.

"It wasn't clear how that fluid was getting out. It seemed like

something weird was going on." Then in a separate zebrafish

study, a mutant fish with a variation of a certain genetic

regulator happened to have an endolymphatic sac that was

larger than usual. Whatever this mutated gene did, it seemed to

cause the structure to overfill and fail to deflate properly, hinting

at a structural difference that might show how a normal sac


Using high-resolution electron micrographs the researchers

found their answer. Inside the sac there were overlapping, flaplike

projections called lamellae poking out of the cells.

"Biologists like to say that structure determines function," says

Swinburne. "When we saw the lamella for the first time, it all


The cells lining the endolymphatic sac appear to have spaces

between them to allow fluid to pass. Those lamellae plug the

gaps, but as the pressure builds they slide apart, until suddenly

the whole sac can leak like a sieve.

A closer look using more advanced microscopy techniques

showed that this was indeed what was happening. "It looks like

a cell that's migrating, but they are part of the epithelium. It's

really weird cell biology," says Swinburne.

People who suffer problems maintaining the balance of fluid in

their inner ear, new information about the endolymphatic sac's

role as a pressure release valve could one day come in handy.

And maybe we can finally add it into those anatomy text books.

Gatlinburg Trolley

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

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More Than 100 Locations Throughout The City To Board Our Trolleys -

Anywhere You See The Street Trolley Sign














MAY 1 7


JUNE 1 7


JULY 1 7








Free Parkway Trolley

To August 15

Around Town

Visitors to Gatlinburg have an additional means to explore the

Parkway via this shuttle route which is free for the summer and it will

be even more convenient to travel through Gatlinburg.

The free specially painted open-air shuttles will operate from 10 am to

10:00 pm daily to August15. Extra stops have been established along

the special route to bring the number to 40 along Parkway.

Approximately 800,000 patrons use Gatlinburg’s Trolleys annually,

making it the fifth-largest Mass Transit System in the state. It

originated in 1980 with only six Trolleys, but the fleet has grown to

20-plus Trolleys servicing approximately 50 miles of Trolley routes.

All Gatlinburg Trolleys are handicap accessible.

You can now hop aboard the Gatlinburg Trolleys all day long for just

$2 a day with unlimited access to the Red, Blue, Purple, Yellow and

Green Trolley routes. The $2 Pass is sold at City Welcome Centers as

well as at City Hall and the Mass Transit Center, plus numerous

Gatlinburg lodging facilities.

Watch a video about Gatlinburg’s Mass Transit System or view the

current location of Trolleys or for info:

Click on the GPS Trolley locator, a City map will appear pinpointing

Trolleys in service. The box color indicates the Trolley route color.

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Contribu ng Writers:

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Chef JD

Kathryn Sherrard

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Ken Wayne

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Jim Yonan

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Paul Murray

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Heartwood Galleries

1450 E. Parkway

Gatlinburg, TN 37738

(865) 661-6207

“Your Art is Where Our Heart Is”

Largest selection of sculptured

wood artifacts in Galinburg

DIRECTIONS: In Gatlinburg turn onto Route 321 at traffic light #3.

Go 3 miles. We are on the right.

Neil’s Gallery

Best Friend

Located at the Covered Bridge in the Glades

Local Artist ...

Robert A. Tino

Originals, Canvas, Paper Prints

• Oil Paintings

• Acrylics

• Watercolors


849 Glades Road, 2B6 • Gatlinburg

By Chef JD

Are you ready for your grillin'

weekends and vacation? There's

nothing better than having your friends

and family getting together for a BBQ,

but PLEASE, remember to keep cold

food cold (like your salads), and eat

your hot foods, while they're still at

temp. There is nothing worse than

getting food poison at a party or

afterwards. So let me cut to the chase...

The following 2 recipes are for your

grill. You can prepare them ahead of

time, so that you can just fire-up that

grill and get grillin'. Furthermore, you

may also substitute my sauce &

marinade for the dressings and such in

the recipes (info will follow).

Grilled Vegetable Packet•

•1 large Red & Yellow Bell Pepper,

deseeded & cubed

•1 large Eggplant, 1/2” slices &


•1 Yellow Squash, 1/2” slices & halved

•1 Zucchini, 1/2” slices & halved

•1 Onion, chopped

•1 small bottle Italian dressing **

•Salt and pepper, to taste


In large bowl, mix the vegetables with

Hello my Summer Grillin' People!

the Italian dressing

Salt and pepper, to taste

2 Large sheet of heavy duty foil

Place vegetable mixture into the middle

of one of the sheets

Place other foil sheet on top of veggies

Fold foil along sides together, like an


Cook the packet 7-8 minutes on a hot


Turn packet over; cook another 7-8


Remove from heat

Carefully open (due to, there will be


Hot & Sweet Chicken Wings

16 Chicken Wings

1⁄4 cup Hot Chili Sauce

1 tablespoon Olive Oil

2 tablespoons Soy Sauce

2 tablespoons Dark Brown Sugar

1 teaspoon Ginger

Vegetable Oil

Salt & black pepper


Remove any extra skin from wings

Coat wings with vegetable oil, sprinkle

with salt & pepper

Place wings on hot grill

Mix remainder of ingredients together **

The Best Italian Bakery in Gatlinburg

Turn wings and brush on glaze

Keep doing this about every 3 minutes,

2 to 2 more times

Serve with glaze, ranch or any other


**You may wish to use my award

winning Chef JDs Sauce & Marinade or

freshly made Ranch Mix with NO

chemicals of any kind, instead of the

Hot & Sweet Sauce and the Italian

Dressing (since you all are asking me

for other ideas for my sauce). In which,

you may come directly to my store or

contact me & I'll send it out to you.

Now I would like for you all to welcome

the new kid on the block (Glades Rd.),

Corbin. Corbin has just opened a new

eatery at the Covered Bridge in the Arts

& Crafts Community called; Split Rail

Eats. At this time he is open 6 days a

week: Tuesday thru Saturday from 7 to

7, Sunday 7 to 2. Yup, you actually can

now have breakfast before heading out

for the day, yeah! So stop in, say hello,

grab a cup of Joe, have something to eat

there or take it to go. I know that I'll be

stopping in from time to time...

You all have a wonderful day & hope to

see ya'll soon! Chef JD

Closed on Mondays

Smoking Bar

Come in

Enjoy FREE


of FUDGE or

samplings of Chef JDs

Award Winning

Sauce & Marinade!


Beer To Go

680 Glades Road Gatlinburg (865) 640-1222

Park Hosts Cherokee Storytelling Series in Cades Cove

Pet Friendly Outside Deck, Pool Table & Kornhole Games

Directions: Take Glades Road to its end.

Turn left and go one mile. On the right.

4133 Birds Creek Road • (865) 325-8384

Kathi Littlejohn

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

invites the public to join master Cherokee

storyteller Kathi Littlejohn in Cades Cove

for a series of storytelling sessions

beginning Thursday, June 21 from 12:00

pm to 2:00 pm at Cades Cove Campground


Kathi is a member of the Eastern Band of

Cherokee Indians and has been telling

stories since 1986. She is well known for

delivering her stories in a dramatic,

entertaining, expressive and down-toearth

style. Additional storytelling

sessions will be held on Saturday, July 14

at 8:00 pm at the Cades Cove Campground

Amphitheater and on Thursday, August 2

from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm at the Cades Cove

Visitor Center area near Cable Mill.

Kathi is a board member of the NC

Folklore Association and was a featured

artist at various events including the 2017

Solar Eclipse Event at Clingmans Dome,

the National American Indian Museum in

Washington, D.C., Colonial Williamsburg

in VA, and the Museum of Cherokee

Indian in NC. She is featured in “Living

Stories of the Cherokee,” an award

winning collection of stories published by

the University of North Carolina Press,

and is regularly consulted by universities,

organizations, and schools for her cultural


For more information about the program,

please contact Park Ranger Beth Bramhall

at 865-448-4123 or by email at

The Original Best Italian

Located in back of Elks Plaza, across

Parkway from Hampton Inn & Friday’s

in Gatlinburg (865) 430-4090

Best Italian on the Parkway

Between Aunt Mahalia’s Candy & World of

Illusions traffic lights 6 & 8 (865) 436-4345

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