Smoky Mountains Around Town / October 2018 Issue


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 !

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of Gatlinburg


Calhoun’s Village 1004 Parkway, #301 Gatlinburg


7 Days A Week

9 AM - 9 PM

446 East Parkway

2 HR - $169

4 HR - $299

3 HR - $239

8 HR - $399

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Judy Jones Potter y

A Gatlinburg Pottery Gallery

Smoky Mountains Arts & Crafts Village

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


all supplies furnished - two or three hour classes

• 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

Anakeesta Wins Attraction of the Year Award

Dakota Hicks, Zip Line Manager, Bob Bentz, Managing

Partner, Karen Bentz, Partner, Michele Canney, Partner,

Kevin Canney, Partner

On Thursday evening, September 21st, members and

business leaders from the Tennessee Hospitality and

Tourism Association (TnHTA) announced Anakeesta as

the Attraction of the Year for 2018. The association also

awarded Anakeesta zip line manager, Dakota Hicks with

the Tourism Employee of the Year Award for a small


The “Stars of the Industry Awards” are presented to

individuals, companies and industry partners whose

commitment to hospitality and tourism has improved the

overall industry statewide.

We are honored to be recognized by our peers in the

tourism and hospitality industry,” said Bob Bentz,

Managing Partner of Anakeesta. “Our team has worked

hard to create a quality attraction where families enjoy

discovering the great outdoors together. Anakeesta offers

our guests an opportunity to immerse themselves in

nature, enjoy incredible views of the Great Smoky

Mountains National Park all right in the heart of

downtown Gatlinburg.”

The Tennessee Hospitality and Tourism Association is the

voice of the lodging, dining and tourism industry in the

state of Tennessee.

To access photos and b-roll of Anakeesta please see our

media kit here:

Oktoberfest at Ober Gatlinburg

Ober Gatlinburg is celebrating October with a fantastic

festival featuring Bavarian-style food, drink and music,

but you don’t have to don your finest lederhosen or

dirndls to be a part of the fun.

OktOBERfest returns to its Gatlinburg-style roots with

38 days of merrymaking from September 21 through

October 28 as the resort commemorates the 207th

anniversary of the popular festival held in Munich,


The Bavarian Fun Makers Band, in authentic costumes,

will perform traditional Bavarian folk dances,

schuhplattling, oompah music, sing-a-longs, yodels

and more with daily shows and multiple performances

every day during Oktoberfest. Special Oktoberfest

Biers will be served along with traditional German

wurst, schnitzel, sauerkraut, strudel, pretzels and more.

Oktoberfest was a popular event when the Heidelberg

Castle operated its restaurant at Ober Gatlinburg in the


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

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

The first Oktoberfest was not really a festival at all, but

the public celebration of the wedding of Crown Prince

Ludwig I and Princess Therese of Bavaria on October

17, 1810. Held on a large meadow named the

Theresienwiese in Munich, the party featured a horse

race, beer, food, music and dancing. Anniversary

celebrations continue each year, usually starting in late

September and ending in the first week of October, with

some six million people attending annually.

For more info on OktOBERfest call 865-436-5423 or


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

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

Every 2nd Monday of the month at t Crystelle Creek

Restaurant (1654 E. Parkway) the Smoky Mountains

Songwriters Festival's Songwriters Showcase hosted by

John Condrone and broadcasted live on internet radio by takes place from 6:15 – 9:00 pm. Six to

nine different singer/songwriters share their songs.

Crystelle Creek Restaurant has live music every night of the

week. Neesee is on the piano Wednesday thru Sunday

starting at 5pm. Ben Stroupe performs on the guitar every

Monday except for the second Monday. Tuesday features

New Rain and sometimes Craig Alan. Sometimes you have

the treat of seeing #1 Hit writers like Bobby Tomberlin “One

More Day” for Diamond Rio; Bill Labounty “Rock My

World Little Country Girl” for Brooks and Dunn and

“Somewhere in the Vicinity of the Heart” for Allison Klauss

and Shenadoah; Jerry Salley “When We Both Say Goodbye”

for Elton John; Mo Pitney Country artist/songwriters

“Clean Up On Aisle #5” his debut song on the Grand Ole

Opry. No telling who will pop in from time to time

unannounced. Check out the wall behind the fireplace when

you’re in the restaurant. Nashville Hit writers love Crystelle

Creek and think it’s a great venue to share their songs.

Thursday night each week starting at 8 PM is BAAM! Jam

Night at Three Jimmys (1359 E. Parkway). All musicians,

singers and songwriters are invited to bring their

instruments, voices and songs and jam along with Taylor

Brooks, Mark Meyer and Heather Maples. On Friday nights

starting at 7 PM Jim Braum runs Musical Trivia and gives

away lots of prizes for those in the audience who answer

correctly. Every Saturday night at Three Jimmy's you will

find a different band performing from 8 till 11 pm and yes

there is room where you can dance.

Denver Evans is on the piano at Tom & Earl's Back Alley

(651 Parkway Suite 110) Grill starting at 6 PM on Thurdays

and 7 PM on Friday and Saturdays.

Smoky Mountain Brewery (1004 Parkway #501) has live

music on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and

Saturday starting at 9 PM; and yes, there is dance room.

Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine Holler has bluegrass

music everyday starting at Noon. Plenty of rocking chairs

where you can sit and take in all the music.

Where to Find Live Music in Gatlinburg

October is the month that Ober Ski Resort (1339 Ski

Mountain Road) has OKTOBERFEST all month featuring

the Bavarian Funmakers Oompah Band. Shows are in the

Seasons of Ober restaurant. On Monday, Wednesday and

Thursday there are two shows one starting at 1 PM and the

other starting at 5 PM. Tuesday Shows are 1 PM, 3 PM and 5

PM. Friday, Saturday and Sunday shows are 1 PM. 3 PM, 5

PM and 7 PM.

Hogg's Upstairs Taverne (745 Parkway #10) has Karoke

during the week and Live Music on weekends. There is room

to dance even if you want to dance on the bar. Open till 1 am.

Loco Burros (735 Parkway #1) has live music on the roof top

every weekend and some times during the week. Open till 1


Crawdaddy's (762 Parkway #5) offers Karoke every night

starting at 9 pm. There is also room to dance to the Karoke

music. Open till 1 am.

If you are a singer/songwriter or a fan of live music check out

the Smoky Mountains Songwriters Festival that takes place

every third weekend in August at The

strip in downtown Gatlinburg becomes a Nashville Juke

Box. Hit songwriters and aspiring songwriters are

performing free live music shows in over a dozen venues

throughout the city.

Craft Lovers can CREATE - October 12 - 14

By Jann Peitso

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

373 Parkway, Gatlinburg • (865) 325-1411

Trick or Treat Kick Off Karnival

October 31 Downtown Gatlinburg Ripley's Aquarium Plaza

A fantastic family Halloween day event from 1:00pm to 5:00pm.

Fun for visiting guests and local residents – contests, costumed

characters, candy and a pumpkin contest plus trick or treat safety

from the Gatlinburg Police Department and fire safety from the

Gatlinburg Fire Department. 888-240-1358

Misty Mountain Soap Co.

A Healthier Choice In Skin Care

The Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community, while

celebrating Tennessee/American Craft Week, offers

visitors an opportunity to come into the studios and leave

with their own handcraft.

Learn a new skill or enhance one that you have let lie

dormant. Under the tutelage of master craftspeople on

Tennessee's Heritage Arts & Crafts Trail right here in

Gatlinburg, you take home original made-by-you

collectibles! “Hands On Gatlinburg”, Fri – Sunday,

October 12 – 14, offers that opportunity during the peak

season that crafts are celebrated for both their economic

and cultural impact on our society.

Go to and look up Events. View the list

of classes and sign up on the site.

You can visit and find the

October class information.

The GSACC webpage, will

guide you to events and then Hands On for all classes.

There are a variety of class instructions and studios in

which you will create. Your materials are furnished by

the artisans and are of the quality with which they create.

Pottery, painting, pastels, fused glass crafts, leather

crafts, jewelry-making, weavings, soap-making,

crochet, flintknapping, woodcrafts, woodturning,

woodcarving and silk marbling. You can even learn to

play a dulcimer and do not forget to explore the classes

for youngsters.

“Hands On Gatlinburg” is a Family Event! These are just

a portion of what will be going on October 12-14 in the

arts & crafts community.

If you happen to arrive in Gatlinburg after these dates,

come on out to the community and check with the shops

and galleries. Many will still be offering classes on a

more limited basis but you will be able to CREATE.

After all, the Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community is a

Year-Round Craft Show celebrating Create Your Own!

Natural Soaps, Lotions & Bath Products

Hand Crafted In Our Shops!

601 Glades Road (Morning Mist Village)

849 Glades Road (Covered Bridge Complex)

Now Open In Our New Location!

Thanksgiving Dinner!

Traditional Thanksgiving Menu and our Regular Menu also available

Every Second Monday...

Smoky Mountain Songwriters Nite

Reservations Accepted - Open 11 am to 7 pm


Open Daily 3 pm

Neesee on the keyboard

Look For Our 150' Lighted Tree

Free Parking On 2 Levels

Easy Handicap Access

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

1349 E. Parkway, Gatlinburg • 865-436-5287

Pet Friendly Sports Porch...Call Ahead!

1654 East Parkway (Next To Dollar General)

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By A. Jann Peitso

This area of Gatlinburg, the Great

Smoky Arts & Crafts Community, is full of traditions that

bespeaks its heritage but what started the tradition of scarecrows,

historically speaking?

Earliest Egyptians used wooden frames covered with nets along

the Nile delta to scare the quail into the nets to keep them from

decimating the fields. The quail ended up in the dinner pots!

The Greeks and then the Romans carried the scarecrow idea as

they marched through and conquered Europe. As one area

became Germany, the scarecrows began to resemble witches.

The oldest surviving Japanese book, circa 700, features

scarecrows dressed with round straw hats.

Here in early America, German farmers made semi-human

looking scarecrows, tying red bandanas around their necks.

Native Americans had their share of scarecrow-type figures to

keep birds from crops. Nowadays, mostly our scarecrows are

whimsical, not menacing.

In Gatlinburg this year, the Harvest Festival is featuring

Scarecrows of all sorts, not to scare away anyone but to attract

those who would like photo ops. Many families are taking selfies

with the scarecrows throughout the community and downtown.

What memories these will make! What a great new tradition that

is being started here. Scarecrows are featured all along the

businesses in the Loop. Drive up to them. Click that camera! Go

inside the shops and visit the real people of the community.

Many of us grew up with the Wizard of Oz stories and our favorite

character was perhaps, the Scarecrow. He thought he had no brain

and went in search of one from the Great Oz. All he had to do was

start having experiences and his brain grew, all by itself.

As you visit along the Loop in the arts & crafts community, your

brain seems to almost burst with the new-found knowledge of

how real people create. If you take the time to visit in one of the

shops, studios or galleries where a master artisan shares with you,

through a class, the rudiments of creating a special work, you

leave with your brain filled with new-found knowledge.

Visiting up close in the shops, galleries, studios, lodgings and

restaurants, you view not only our heritage of scarecrows but our

most important heritage, what we create with our hands, our

hearts and with the use of our very experienced brains.

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)

Crafts & Gifts

Hand-Crafted in the

Smoky Mountains

We Loan On Anything of Value!

Great Selections On New And Pre-owned Valuable Items

Gold • Diamonds • Guns

We specialize in handmade soy candles,

soaps, and fragrant air fresheners

(865) 325-8142

Located at the Covered Bridge in the Glades

Gatlinburg's Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community

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

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

Great Smoky Mountains Salamander Ball

A biodiversity bash!

Have you ever marveled at the depth, breadth, and beauty of

wildlife in Great Smoky Mountains National Park? Then we

invite you to our eighth annual Great Smoky Mountains

Salamander Ball, one of the region’s premier fundraising

events. It’s a family-friendly masquerade, where we encourage

you to dress as your favorite Smokies critter, and to eat, drink

and be merry. All proceeds help DLiA support research and

conservation in our most beloved Park and we’ve got a special

announcement this year: a milestone reached on this, our 20th

anniversary! So come one, come all, to the Salamander Ball!


Thanks to Zoo Knoxville and all of our sponsors for making

this event happen!

Event details

The event will be held Friday, October 5th, 5:00 – 9:00pm

DLiA Executive Director, Todd Witcher, with Big Red the

salamanderLocation: The Ball will be held at Zoo Knoxville

(map), under a fabulous tent behind the Kid’s Cove. This is a

rain or shine event.

Parking: Free parking available at zoo’s upper and lower lots.

Food and drink: A selection of scrumptious hors d’oeuvres

from Holly’s Eventful Dining will be served (including

vegetarian options), as well as local beer provided by Elkmont

Exchange, wine, and non-alcoholic beverages.

Dress code: There is no dress code! Join us in your finest

masquerade attire to celebrate our favorite Smokies critter, or in

your favorite hiking attire; just join us!

Live music: We’re classing things up this year with live music

by A Touch of Classical!

Silent auction: As usual, the Salamander Ball will feature a

silent auction full of unique biodiversity-related treasures. All

proceeds go directly to helping DLiA fulfill its mission.

Science in the Smokies: At this year’s Ball, you’ll have the

opportunity to learn about some of the cool work DLiA and our

research affiliates are doing in Great Smoky Mountains

National Park, and we’ll have special guests to tell you all about

it. We’ll also have some live critters to touch and hold!

Big Red the salamander and friends enjoying the Great Smoky

Mountains Salamander BallFree zoo admission: Ticket

purchase includes free admission to Zoo Knoxville. To redeem

your free admission, visit the zoo’s ticket window and mention

that you have purchased a ticket for the Salamander Ball.

They’ll check your name on their list of ticket holders and grant

you free admission! Free zoo admission must be redeemed on

the day of the event (Oct. 5) during zoo hours (9:00 AM – 4:00

PM). Last admission is one hour before the zoo closes.

Ticket information:

All proceeds go directly to DLiA.

Individual tickets are $75.

Kids 12 and under are free!

Tables (for up to 10 people) can be purchased for $700 (a $50


Have questions? Need help purchasing tickets? Contact us at

(865) 430-4757 or

Five Star Rated Hot Dogs, Chili & BBQ!

We now have Soft Serve Ice Cream!

849 Glades Road, Suite 1A3 Gatlinburg

Join us for snacks, songs & shade! 865-325-1004

968 Parkway, Downtown Gatlinburg (In the Elks Plaza)

Park Hosts Stargazing Event

Great Smoky Mountains National Park will host a stargazing

event at the Appalachian Highlands Science Learning Center

beginning at 7:00 pm on October 5. Located on Purchase

Knob, the learning center provides one of the clearest views

of the sky in the park and in Haywood County, NC.

The Astronomy Club of Asheville will lead an exploration of

the night sky at this high elevation site with a 260-degree

unobstructed view of the sky. If skies are clear, visitors can

expect to see the Milky Way Galaxy high overhead that night,

along with the planets Saturn and Mars, the Andromeda

Galaxy, and many striking star clusters.

“National Park areas often offer a wonderful opportunity to

stargaze,” said Superintendent Cassius Cash. “Parks across

the country monitor and manage for natural night sky

conditions in much the same way as we do to protect our air

and water. Visitors are often amazed at the number of stars

that can be seen simply by entering into the natural darkness

of Great Smoky Mountains National Park.”

The event starts with an indoor presentation, which will be

held rain or shine, to discuss what can be seen in the nighttime

October skies. After that, participants will head outside,

weather permitting, to stargaze. The learning center is located

at 5,000 feet in elevation so visitors should dress in warm

layers. The program is free but limited to 80 people, so

reservations are required and can be made by registering

through Eventbrite, at,

or by calling


Purchase Knob is located off US 276 near Maggie Valley,

North Carolina. Park staff can provide reliable directions

when visitors make reservations.

Classic Hikes of the Smokies

Flat Creek Trail

Guided Hike October 9

Lace up your boots for the October Classic Hike on

Flat Creek trail! Join Friends of the Smokies for this

moderately easy 5.2-mile hike, which has a total

elevation gain of 700 ft. and features mountain vistas

and a Masonic Temple. This hike is $20 for current

members and $35 for new or renewing members. Your

registration supports trail restoration and

rehabilitation in the national park through the Trails

Forever endowment.

After registering, you will receive an email on the

Friday before the Classic Hike with carpool

information and a Classic Hike Suggested Gear List.


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

around the Ice Rink in our NEW Ice Bumper Cars!

600 Glades Rd #10 Gatlinburg

Please Don’t Feed The Bears

Around Town


A Fed Bear is a Dead Bear

Local Pottery Classes Now Forming

Take home a memory that will last a lifetime!

865- 412-1003

1402 E. Parkway, #10 Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg Pickers

Park Issues Safety Reminders During Elk Breeding Season

“Pickin The Pick”

By Danny Lewis

Howdy neighbors, Danny here from American

Sideshow Antiques, Art, Crafts & More. You know

for the first time in a while I took the time to walk up

the parkway and meet the shop owner folks and I just

haven’t done it in so long. I get so caught up in

working the store the last thing I want to do is go talk

to more people, especially after doing it all day here.

Must say, I was glad I did it, good to meet your

neighbors...heck we all do work, eat, sleep and live

here so that was a good karma day. Speaking of

karma this is the best compliment we get here at the

store. Feels friendly they say, love that, plus it

doesn’t cost a dime to be nice to our most valuable

assets - our customers. If it wasn’t for our repeats and

friendships with our customers we’d probably never

have made it this long. So, just a karma thing to share

with my other shop owner friends. Because without

the tourists we don’t have a job.

People come in here and say they came here because

we had a 4.9 rating and I didn’t even know what it

was. In fact, about four years ago a couple came in

and said they were here because our Facebook was a

4.8. I said we’ll get it to 10 one day and they laughed

and said no silly 5.0 is the best you can get. I was

clueless. I thought that stuff was for hotels and Oh well, guess you can tell I’m old

school but I get it now...I hope you do too.

God Bless...Later...Danny

American Sideshow Antiques

373 Parkway, Gatlinburg - (865) 325-1411

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

officials remind park visitors to exercise

caution as they view and photograph elk

to protect both the animals and

themselves. Elk have entered the fall

breeding season, known as the rut. As a

result, from September 1 through

October 31, fields in Cataloochee and

Oconaluftee are closed to all users. Even

when elk are not present, people are not

allowed to walk into the fields.

During the rut, male elk make bugling

calls to challenge other bulls and attract

cows. Dominant bulls use the fields to

gather and breed with harems of up to 20

cows. Bull elk actively defend their

territory by charging and sparring with

competitors using their antlers to

intimidate and spar with other males.

Bulls are much more aggressive toward

people and vehicles this time of year.

Encroaching too close may lead a bull to

perceive you or your vehicle as a threat

causing them to charge. “Bull elk, which

can weigh nearly 1,000 pounds, are wild

animals with unpredictable behavior,”

said park Wildlife Biologist Bill Stiver.

“To help ensure your safety, maintain a

distance of at least 50 yards from them at

all times. Park in a safe location and

remain close to your vehicle so that you

can get inside if an elk approaches.”

Visitors are encouraged to use

binoculars, spotting scopes, or cameras

with telephoto lenses to best view and

photograph wildlife. Feeding, touching,

or disturbing any wildlife, as well as

willfully approaching bears or elk

within 50 yards (150 feet)--or any

distance that disturbs or displaces

wildlife--are all illegal in the park. If

approached by an elk, visitors should

slowly back away to create space for the

animal to pass. If viewing elk near

roadways, pull completely off the road,

and remain in or next to your vehicle at a

safe distance from the animal.

For more information about elk in the

park, and to watch a short video about

elk viewing safety, please visit

Critical Health News

By Pharmacist Ben Fuchs

We humans love our nails. We spend nearly 8 billion

dollars a year on those hard dead shell like materials on

the tips of our fingers and toes. While adorning them with

polish, varnish and even art may imply “cosmetic” and

“superficial”, as it turns out, their condition, for better or

worse, is a function of the entire body, and if you’re

observant you can tell a lot about overall physical health

by looking at the nails.

Technically speaking, nails are an extension of the skin.

They’re a modified version of the epidermis, the top

layer that composes about 10 percent of the body’s

largest organ. Although it may look like one uniform

structure, in reality, the nail (like the skin) is composed of

numerous layers lying atop of each other. In fact, the

average fingernail is composed of 25 of these ultra-thin

slices that fuse into a firm, slightly elastic form by the

action of microscopic threads called keratin. This is what

gives them remarkable resilience and horse-hoof like

strength. Keratin is a hard, flexible protein substance that

is a common feature of hooves, horns, antlers, as well as

the outer sheath that coats human hair. In addition to

keratin, nails contain lots of minerals too, including:

Iron, Carbon, Magnesium, Selenium, Silica, Calcium,

Potassium, Phosphorus, Sulfur and Oxygen, all of which

contribute to their characteristic qualities. Interestingly

the nail appendage (technically called the “nail organ”)

also contains small amounts of the well-known cosmetic

ingredient called glycolic acid, which acts to trap water

and assure hydration.

Because of their rapid growth (healthy fingernails grow

up to 4mm a month) the nails are an accurate portal into

the inside of the body. While the eyes may be the window

to the soul, the nails can be thought of as windows to your

biochemistry. There’s a lot of information a good health

Health Warnings In Fingernails

care professional can glean from their appearance.

As they are part of the skin, most nail conditions are

assessed by dermatologists. Nail disorders account for

10 percent of all dermatological conditions.

Patients with soft, flaky nails that are prone to splitting

may be missing minerals, particularly selenium and

magnesium. “Terry Nails”, which are white nails with an

opaque, “ground glass” look that occasionally have

brown to pink bands, are associated with chronic liver

disease. And spoon shaped nails, the mark of a condition

called Koilonychia (pronounced: “coyl-oni-kia”), are

classically a sign of iron deficiency.

While normal nails exhibit a pink color, which indicates

healthy blood flow underneath, nails that are pale or

white may indicate circulatory problems such as a low

red blood cell count, anemia, and perhaps kidney

disease. On the other hand, nails that have a beet red hue

may point towards heart disease. Nails that are white and

grainy with a rosy red strip can be indicative of liver

cirrhosis, hyperthyroidism, diabetes, or HIV.

Sometimes, abnormal circulation in the nail bed creates

the appearance of horizontal white lines, most often in

the middle three fingers. Because this problem occurs in

the nail bed, it will not progress up as the nail grows. This

condition which dermatologists call “Muehrcke’s

Nails”, can be caused by liver disease and chemotherapy.

Other causes of horizontal white lines include Hodgkin

disease, kidney failure, system-wide infection, or

poisoning by arsenic, thallium, or other heavy metals.

Nutritional status also plays an important role in nail

health. Because of their rapid growth, shortages in key

nutrients will show up in the nails before any other part

of the body. As mentioned above a lack of magnesium

can lead to nail softening and shortages of iron can cause

them to spoon becoming concave, rather than convex.

Other minerals like calcium, sulfur, zinc and silica are

critical for nail strength and resilience. Vitamin D is

essential for calcium absorption and a dearth can also

have an impact. A lack of the B-vitamins (especially B-

12) and Vitamins A and C can affect nail shape and create

both horizontal and vertical ridges, and because the nail

is mostly made up of protein both lack of intake as well as

digestive impairment can lead to nail thinness and

fragility. Essential Fatty Acids are important and nail

cracking and splitting can result under conditions of

Omega-6 deficiency. Low levels of digestive juice (i.e.

enzymes and stomach acid) can compromise the

absorption of minerals even when they’re present in the

diet. Likewise, in the case of gall bladder disease or its

removal, mineral absorption can be compromised

resulting in unhealthy nails.

Did you know…

Nail biting which affects one out of three children

between the ages of 7 and 10 and nearly half of all

teenagers is considered to be a mental health issue and is

classified as a type of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.

Nails grow faster in the summer than the winter, grow

faster after illnesses and grow faster on the fingers of

your dominant hand. The nails of the middle finger

exhibit the most rapid growth and the thumbnail grows

the slowest.

According to the Guinness Book of World Records, the

longest fingernails ever recorded on a woman measured

over 28 feet. The nails were on the hand of a California

woman named Lee Redmond who started manicuring

them in 1979 until she lost them in an automobile

accident in 2009.

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Native American Legacies

• Books

• Jewelry

• Moccasins

• Beaded Jewelry

• Flutes

• Drums

• Artwork

• Silver Jewelry

• Rugs

• And Much More

Fall into Volunteerism with Smokies Service Days!

Open Monday - Saturday

170 Glades Rd., Suite 2, Gatlinburg

Value. Everyday.

Open till 1:00 am

1219 E. Parkway, Gatlinburg

Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials announce

upcoming Fall "Smokies Service Days” volunteer projects.

These unique opportunities allow community members and

park visitors to get involved and become stewards of Great

Smoky Mountains National Park! Individuals and groups are

invited to sign up for any of the scheduled service projects that

interest them including unique opportunities to help care for

park campgrounds, historic buildings, and other natural and

cultural resources within the park boundaries.

This volunteer program helps complete much needed work

across the park and is ideal for those seeking to fulfill

community service requirements, including high school and

college students, scout troops, civic organizations, visitors,

families, and working adults with busy schedules. Each project

will provide tasks appropriate for a wide range of ages.

Volunteer projects will begin at 9:00 a.m. and last until noon on

Saturday mornings, except for the November 23 service date. In

addition, each project will be followed by an optional

enrichment adventure to immerse participants in the abundant

natural and cultural resources of the park.

Tools and safety gear, including gloves and high visibility safety

vests, will be provided by park staff. Participants are required to

wear closed-toe shoes and other Personal Protective Equipment

(PPE) as directed. Volunteers planning to stay for the optional

enrichment activity must also bring a sack lunch.

Those interested in volunteering need to contact Project

Coordinator, Logan Boldon, at 865-436-1278 or prior to the scheduled event

date to register. Space may be limited.

Historic Building Preservation

Current service opportunities include:

October 6: Historic Preservation & Campground Maintenance

at Cataloochee

October 27: Picnic Area & Campground Clean-Up at Deep


November 3: Campground Clean-Up at Cosby

November 10: Litter Patrol at the Gatlinburg Park Boundary

November 17: Campground Clean-Up at Elkmont

November 23: Vegetation Management at Wears Valley

American Sideshow Antiques - 373 Parkway, Gatlinburg - 865-325-1411

Science at Sugarlands

October 19 - 1:00 - 3:00 pm at Sugarlands Visitor Center

Come out to Sugarlands Visitor Center to learn more about Beetles of the

Smokies with Claire Winfrey from The University of Tennessee.

Science at Sugarlands is a reoccurring event that falls on the third Friday of

each month starting in May and going through October, from 1-3 PM. Each

month DLIA brings a regional scientist or researcher in to give a talk about

their research and increase awareness of the biodiversity around us. This

event is free to the public and family friendly. Please come out and join us

to learn more about life that surrounds us all!


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.

Where The Locals Go


and much more


(865) 436-3600

976 Parkway, Downtown Gatlinburg

Smoky Mountain Trout Tournament

Annual Smoky Mountain Trout Tournament is

open to adults or children and equally

challenging for both visitors and locals, with

multiple categories to be contested in this trout

tournament in the Smokies.

Annual Smoky Mountain Trout Tournament is

open to adults or children – and equally

challenging for both visitors and locals, with

multiple categories to be contested in this largest

trout tournament in the Smokies. All Gatlinburg

Campground Clean-up

October 6 - October 7 - located in Gatlinburg

and state fishing regulations will be observed.

For information, call 865-661-3474 or email

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!

Park Continues Search for Missing Hiker

Over 40 Agencies and Volunteer Search and Rescue Groups Participating

Great Smoky Mountains National park rangers

are searching for a 53-year-old woman from

Cleves, Ohio who was last seen in the Clingmans

Dome area of the park on Tuesday, September

25. Mitzie Sue “Susan” Clements was hiking

with her daughter on the Forney Ridge Trail,

near Andrews Bald when the two separated. She

was last seen around 5:00 pm approximately ¼

mile from Andrews Bald.

Around 125 trained searchers and logistical

support personnel from more than 40 state and

local agencies and search and rescue

organizations are participating in the search

operation led by the National Park Service.

Searchers have hiked over 500 miles on trails

looking for Clements. In addition, experienced

search personnel, canine teams and drones with

specialized search and rescue equipment have

been used to conduct more intensive off-trail

“grid-searches” approximately 10 square miles.

A number of new organizations have joined the

search in the last two days, including Christian

Aid Ministries Search and Rescue, Gatlinburg

Fire Department, Haywood County Search and

Rescue, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, North

Carolina State Bureau of Investigation,

Tennessee Highway Patrol Rapid Response

Team, Tennesse Search and Rescue Team,

Tennessee State Parks, United States Forest

Service Cherokee Hotshots, as well as other

National Park Service personnel from Blue

Ridge Parkway, Chickamauga & Chattanooga

National Military Park, and Shenandoah

National Park.

The seven-mile Clingmans Dome Road remains

closed to accommodate the infrastructure

needed to manage this large-scale search. There

are no trail closures in effect at this time.

Susan Clements was last seen on Forney Ridge

Trail approximately ¼ mile from Andrews Bald

on Tuesday, September 25 at 5 pm where she

was hiking with her daughter before the two

separated with a plan to meet back at the

Clingmans Dome parking lot. She is a white

female with light brown hair and blue eyes, is

5’6” tall, and weighs 125 pounds. She is wearing

a green zip-up sweater, black workout pants over

black leggings, a clear rain poncho, and gray

Nike running shoes with light green soles.

Anyone who saw Clements on Tuesday

afternoon or since then is asked to contact the

National Park Service Investigative Services

Branch through one of the following methods:

1-888-653-0009, and click

“submit a tip,” email, or via a

m e s s a g e o n F a c e b o o k a t

“InvestigativeServicesNPS,” or Twitter


UPDATE: Search crews located the body of

Susan Clements in Great Smoky Mountains

National Park late this afternoon. Her body was

found approximately two miles west of the

Clingmans Dome parking area, and 3/4 mile

south of the Appalachian Trail. Our hearts are

with the family and friends of Ms. Clements. The

park would like to extend our appreciation to the

many agencies and organizations that

participated in the search effort. Further details

will be provided when they become available.

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Mine For Your Fortune!

You’re never too old

to play in the dirt

and find some treasures

Fun For The Whole Family !

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Hot Tubs

Swimming Pools

Game Tables

(865) 908-0025

3059 Birds Creek Rd, Sevierville

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)

How The Tourists Found Cosby

Hello Friend (Osiyo Oginali)

Cocke County had been blessed with many “characters in

her history. Now a few of these independent minded people

have been women.

We sometimes forget that women accompanied their men

into the frontier wilderness that was once Cocke County. They

anchored the home, bore the children, raised the garden,

milked the cow and sometimes fought off marauding Indians

and criminal white men who were sometimes worse than the

Indians. They raised cane with their men folks until schools

and churches were built to fill the educational and spiritual

needs of their children.

Theses strong pioneer women left a legacy that is found in

many Cocke County women even today.

Here is a tall tale about one of them.

She lived “well-up on Cosby” in a little one-chimney log

cabin with a yard sloping down to the dirt road. A little branch

gurgled by the edge of the yard into which a twelve feet strip of

poplar bark, dry curled until it formed a pipe of sorts was

inserted to carry a finger size stream of water splashing into a

wooden tub. A “two holler” outhouse set on a two locust poles

across the branch fifty feet or so below the drinking water tub.

Peas, cabbage, onions, lettuce and Irish potatoes were showing

green in the rock fence enclosed weed free garden in back of

the outhouse. Hens crackled, roosters crowed, guineas

chattered, dogs barked and children shouted as they all roamed

at will through the yard and the surrounding woods and fields.

The old mountain woman had a husband, of sorts, who

considered all work woman's work and spent his time roaming

the mountains, returning home at least once a year.

On this spring morning ewes with trailing lambs could be

seen nibbling the new green buds and sprouts on the hill above

the house. Fluffy lambs frolicked in the yard with the children,

chickens, guineas and dogs.

The old lady was dying wool thread she had carded from

wool sheared from her sheep.

Appalachian Bear Rescue

By Kathryn Sherrard

She had dug blood root from the beds growing wild in the

woods surrounding the little homestead. She had boiled the

blood root in the big wash pot and now had ten to twelve

gallons of blood red dye into which she was dipping loose

rolled coils of the wool thread. She swished the coils around in

the tub with a stick until they were dyed to her liking and then

she hung them on the clothesline to dry.

While her back was turned a wee lamb danced up and

jumped into the pot of red dye. The old lady fished out, shook

him off and set him down. She groaned, here was a two dollar

lamb lost, of course he would die.

The children laughed with glee as they began to chase the red

lamb with the black nose.

A “New York Tourist” drove by in his long black car and

spied the children chasing the red lamb. Strange thing, thinks

he, they grow red lambs on Cosby. I must check into this

strange thing.

He stopped the long black car and addressed the old lady,

“Madam, how much for the red lamb?”

The old soul was shocked to think anyone would want to buy

a lamb that was going to die in a few minutes, stuttered and

finally said, “Why, Lordy, Lordy, hit ain't worth but twotwo….”

“Twenty dollars, fine, fine, I will take it”, smiled the tourist,

as he reached the old lady a twenty dollar bill.

The old Mountain woman had never seen twenty dollars

before at one time in her entire life stood dumfounded as the

children helped the New York Tourist stuff the red lamb into

his long black car and sped away.

As the dust settled behind the fleeing car this old mountain

woman realized the potential of what had just happened to her.

Immediately she ordered the children to bring forth all the

lambs and she soused them all into the red dye. Every time a

new lamb was born he went splashing through the dye.

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Soon the old soul had more money than she ever imagined

existed. Her husband came home and demand his fair share and

she lay the twelve-gauge scattergun in his face and he became

content to set on the porch with his pipe, dogs and chickens.

In short the lamb dying business was so good that over the years

the old mountain woman was able to send four children through

college and one through the penitentiary, cost are the same.

The old mountain woman became the “BEST LAMB DYER ON

COSBY”. Repeat that a few times very fast.

This is a tall tale of how Cosby found that catering to the whims

of tourists is a lot safer than making moonshine and much less

work than growing an acre of corn and A HEAP EASIER TO


“As told to me by my uncle”.

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

Sunday - Monday - Tuesday

Nite Music at the Creek

A Smoky Jazz Feel With A Bluesy Rock Sound

Featuring: Ben E. Scott Stroupe

( Next To Dollar General )

Free Parking

Designs by Matoka

Shaconage Stone Art and Jewelry

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

Last month we wrote that Appalachian Bear Rescue was

caring for nine bears – seven cubs and two yearlings.

Since then we have released one of the yearlings, Bumble

B. Bear, and admitted another cub, Dash Bear, who was

injured by a car. So our total is still nine bears – now it is

eight cubs and one yearling.

The “Six-pack” of cubs in Wild Enclosure #4 is a rowdy

bunch. They are foraging busily and they wrestle and

play between foraging sessions. They also spend a fair

amount of time napping. They have grown and put on

weight, and they look very healthy with shiny fur coats

thanks to the good nutrition they receive.

Piccola, the little KY cub who was admitted in August

and was considered to be in a precarious state with a

perforated intestine, has responded to treatment and is

now in Wild Enclosure #3. She is still too small to be

introduced to the rambunctious group next door.

The newest resident, Dash Bear, had surgery to repair a

broken mandible and is still recovering in our Recovery

Center. We expect that very soon she will move into an

Acclimation Pen and then she will likely join Piccola in

her Wild Enclosure.

We see the unmistakable signs of hyperphagia, the

annual feeding frenzy that causes bears to eat increased

amounts of food in late summer and fall, to prepare for

winter and hibernation. Even in cubs that have not been

taught by a mother or older bear, the need to eat is

overwhelming. Our curators are kept busy providing

food to fill the tummies of all the bears.

Bears in the wild are responding to the same urges. They

are eating nonstop (as many as 20-22 hours a day) and are

consuming upwards of 20,000 calories each day!

Fortunately, the acorns have started to ripen. Acorns are

the most important fall food for bears, as they provide the

fat and protein needed for the long winter's sleep. If you

are in the park or along a roadway where there are oak

trees, watch for bears eating acorns. Please do watch for

them, as the fact is they are so focused on eating that they

are less inclined to be on the lookout for cars. We know

you wouldn't want to cause the death of one of these icons

of the Smokies.

In more northern regions bears may already be actively

searching for and preparing dens for their winter sleep. In

fact, some northern bears may have retired to dens by late

October. In our area, because winters are milder and

snow will not be so deep, our bears lag behind their

northern cousins in choosing and preparing their dens. In

fact, our Southern Appalachian bears will not be ready to

enter a den for another month or two. Even the sows who

will be giving birth to cubs in January probably won't

enter their dens until December.

In the fall it is vitally important to keep human food and

garbage away from any place where it might attract bears.

Remember, this includes pet food and bird seed as well as

what we ourselves regard as food. Although it has been

proven that bears will choose their natural diet in

preference to garbage, they are opportunistic and will be

tempted by an easy meal that provides a lot of calories all

at once. They are trying to consume so many calories each

day, if they can grab a feeder full of sunflower seed they

have a 1500 calorie snack! Think how many calories are

in Twinkies or doughnuts, to say nothing of other human

goodies. And these sugary treats are even more harmful to

bears than they are to us.

As you travel around the mountains this month enjoy

the colorful leaves and the sight of foraging bears but

please respect them by giving them space and by being

extra careful not to provide any food that might interfere

with their normal diet. We are sure that you wouldn't

deliberately offer food to a bear, but be very sure that you

don't feed them inadvertently by being careless with

picnic or barbecue leftovers. Remember the advice that

you “Leave no Trace” of your visit to the Smokies.

You can follow the progress of all of these bears and any

more cubs or yearlings we may admit by visiting our

Facebook page:

Photos are posted every day. You can also visit our

website at and our blog


If you are in Townsend, please stop by our

Visitor/Education Center in the Trillium Cove Shopping

Village on East Lamar Alexander Parkway. It is open

Tuesday through Saturday from 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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Photography / Gallery & Studio / Workshop

By Jim Yonan PER

Sure HAS been a GREAT summer here in East Tn. I got lot's

of river, lake and pool time in. Being a walrus like I am, is fun

to be in water.

Not much news at the Elks lodge this month so I have

different material.

This picture of the pocket crosses are made right in Arts and

Crafts Community next to the Covered Bridge by Nancy

Huff. She does all kinds of glass art there. The big white one

is my original that I have carried for a LONG time. Firefly

Glass Studio is at 830 Moyers Drive off Glades Rd. 865-206-

6083. Please tell her you saw it in Jimbo's artical.

The other picture is a fundraiser for Mountain Hope Clinic

that will be held October 6th. Appalachian Field Festival will

raise money for a great clinic that helps OUR Sevier County

residents. Buy a ticket and come see Jimbo Whaley play and

have a great meal.

Ask me or an Elk about joining the Elks. I'm going to a

convention in Jackson, Tn the 13th of October. Will be good

to see my Elks brothers and sisters.

Gonna miss you summer,

See y'all Around Town

Love Kahuna

Native Americans Left A Code Of 20 Rules For Mankind To Live By

Every great person, regardless of culture, religion, tribe, or

ethnicity, follows certain words of wisdom.

These words of wisdom transcend the differences between

people. This code of living shapes one’s character. It molds each

culture to be unique and unrepeatable.

Probably one of the most spiritually advanced and character

building code is The Native American Code of Ethics which was

originally published in the Inter-Tribal Times in October 1994.

It is a Code of Ethics that teaches everyone, American or not,

how to live the best life. Most of its teachings are reflected in

other beliefs and faith too.

1. Rise with the sun to pray. Pray alone. Pray often. The Great

Spirit will listen, if you only speak.

2. Be tolerant of those who are lost on their path. Ignorance,

conceit, anger, jealousy and greed stem from a lost soul. Pray

that they will find guidance.

3. Search for yourself, by yourself. Do not allow others to make

your path for you. It is your road, and yours alone. Others may

walk it with you, but no one can walk it for you.

4. Treat the guests in your home with much consideration. Serve

Occupants identified in auto collision

Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials have

identified the vehicle and occupants involved in the

fatal motor vehicle collision which occurred on

Foothills Parkway West on Monday, September 17.

The driver, Kimberly Wallace Shields, 47, and two

passengers, mother Linda Gayle Janes, 70 and sister,

Shannon Rae Wallace, 45, were travelling in a 2017

Mazda 6 when the vehicle drove off the roadway,

struck a tree, and caught fire. All of the occupants

were pronounced dead on the scene. All were from

Jackson, GA. Park rangers, along with the Blount

County Sheriff’s Office and the Blount County Fire

Department, responded to the scene. Accident is

under investigation. No additional details are

available at this time. -NPS-

Searchers in Great Smoky Mountain National Park

found the body of William Lee Hill, Jr., 30, of

Louisville, Tennessee yesterday afternoon around 1

pm, off Rich Mountain Road, approximately two

miles north of Cades Cove. Park officials were

notified on Sunday, September 9, that Hill and a

companion, Joshua Morgan, came to the park on

Friday to look for ginseng. The two separated during

the day and Hill had not been heard from since. Park

rangers began searching immediately and worked

until after dark Sunday night.

The search continued throughout Monday, focusing

on high probability areas such as drainages in the area

where Hill was last seen. Hill’s body was found on

Tuesday, off-trail, approximately .5 miles from the

gravel Rich Mountain Road and less than a mile from

a residential area outside the park. “Our thoughts are

with the family and friends of Mr. Hill during such a

difficult time,” said park Superintendent Cassius


Evidence of wildlife scavenging of the remains over

the last several days was visible and an adult male

bear remained in the area, showing aggressive

them the best food, give them the best bed and treat them with

respect and honor.

5. Do not take what is not yours whether from a person, a

community, the wilderness or from a culture. It was not earned

nor given. It is not yours.

6. Respect all things that are placed upon this earth – whether it

be people or plant.

7. Honor other people’s thoughts, wishes and words. Never

interrupt another or mock or rudely mimic them. Allow each

person the right to personal expression.

8. Never speak of others in a bad way. The negative energy that

you put out into the universe will multiply when it returns to you.

9. All persons make mistakes. And all mistakes can be forgiven.

10. Bad thoughts cause illness of the mind, body and spirit.

Practice optimism.

11. Nature is not FOR us, it is a PART of us. Animals, plants and

other living creatures are all part of your worldly family.

12. Children are the seeds of our future. Plant love in their hearts

and water them with wisdom and life’s lessons. When they are

grown, give them space to grow.

13. Avoid hurting the hearts of others. The poison of your pain

will return to you.

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Located in back of Elks Plaza, across

Parkway from Hampton Inn & Friday’s

in Gatlinburg (865) 430-4090

Best Italian on the Parkway

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

Park Conducts Two Day Search, Finds Body of Missing Man

behaviors, for many hours, even as rangers worked to

recover Hill’s body throughout the evening hours.

Wildlife biologists responded to the area, trapped the

bear, and recovered human DNA from it. Out of

concern for public safety, park officials determined

the best course of action would be to humanely

euthanize the bear.

“While the cause of Mr. Hill’s death is unknown at

this time, after gathering initial evidence, consulting

with other wildlife professionals and careful

consideration, we made the difficult decision to

euthanize this bear out of concern for the safety of

park visitors and local residents,” said Superintendent

Cash. “This is always one of the hardest decisions a

wildlife manager has to make, and is one that we did

not take lightly. Over 2 million visitors come to the

Cades Cove area annually and there are several

residential areas very close to where we found Mr.

Hill’s body. We could not take the risk of allowing this

bear to approach or show aggression towards other


14. Be truthful at all times. Honesty is the test of one’s will within

this universe.

15. Keep yourself balanced. Your Mental self, Spiritual self,

Emotional self, and Physical self need to be strong, pure and

healthy. Work out the body to strengthen the mind. Grow rich in

spirit to cure emotional ails.

16. Make conscious decisions as to who you will be and how you

will react. Be responsible for your own actions.

17. Respect the privacy and personal space of others. Do not

touch the personal property of others – especially sacred and

religious objects. This is forbidden.

18. Be true to yourself first. You cannot nurture and help others if

you cannot nurture and help yourself first.

19. Respect others religious beliefs. Do not force your belief on


20. Share your good fortune with others. Participate in charity.

We may differ in our faith, religion, and culture, yet we all live

together on the same boat. We are only custodians and not

owners of The Earth, not its conquerors nor its destroyers.

If we strive to live by these rules, we not only bring peace to

ourselves, but also to others, to animals and the world as a whole.

Anakeesta’s Rail Runner Now Open!

First time record of wild praying mantis catching fish

By Jacinta Bowler

Thank You For Not Feeding Us

Anakeesta’s new single-rail mountain

coaster is the first of its kind in the

United States! Our gravity powered Rail

Runner coaster sits low to the forest

floor on a single track creating a thrilling

and unique ride as you race through the

trees. Loading from the top of the course

your experience begins with a thrilling

400' downhill track and ends with a

relaxing scenic uphill cruise back to the

top of Anakeesta Mountain where your

ride began.

You control the ride! Enjoy a relaxed

pace or feel the full force of the twists

Praying mantises catch and eat a lot of

different animals. All kinds of insects,

lizards, frogs, snakes, or small birds if it

comes to it. But scientists didn't think fish

were on the menu – until now that is.

Researchers have discovered a praying

mantis in India repeatedly enjoying a

meal of guppies in what they think is the

first time this kind of behavior has been

observed and recorded in the wild.

Mantids can be considered generalist

predators but they are known to feed

mostly on other insects, especially on flylike


We Do Like:

The team discovered the fishing mantis

because one of the researchers saw the

insect in his rooftop garden in Karnataka,

The incident remains under investigation. No India. The garden had a small, artificial

additional details are available at this time. -NPS- pond, filled with 40 guppy fish, as well as

water lilies and water cabbage, which is

Smoky Mountain Harvest Festival

and turns at speeds up to 28 MPH. Ride

solo or tandem with a small child so the

whole family can join in the fun.

what the mantis (or more specifically

mantid) was standing on to get to the fish.

During a five day study, the mantid was

observed capturing and devouring a total

of nine guppy fish. On the first four of the

five days, the mantid was observed to

hunt and devour two fish. The second fish

was hunted within 10 - 30 minutes of

consuming the first one. After five

consecutive days, the mantis no longer

returned to the pond.

Although the compound eyes of most

mantids are appositional, sensitive to

movement, and adapted to vision mostly

in daylight, this male was able to see and

catch the fish under the water at night and

to overcome refractive challenges. The

fish were caught near the water's surface,

always after sunset, sometimes late at

night and, in general, in low light.

The biggest one is how this mantis

learned how to do this. Although we

know of mantises learning to avoid toxic

prey, this is one big step further.

It’s popular belief that insects are simple,

hard-wired organisms. In reality, they are

capable of stunningly complex


To fully embrace the fall season, the City of Gatlinburg is

expanding Smoky Mountain Harvest Festival to 12 weeks

beginning Friday, September 7 through Sunday, November 25.

The extension of Harvest Festival offers visitors more time to

plan a trip to the Smokies during the peak of the fall season.

“We could not live in a more picturesque area for viewing Fall

color,” says Mark Adams, Gatlinburg CVB CEO/President.

“We want to capitalize on the seasonal beauty by extending our

Harvest Festival to the end of November thus giving visitors

more opportunities to experience Autumn in the Smokies.”

Fall events will continue as in year’s past including the

traditional Chili Cookoff on Wednesday, November 7. The

Winter Fest lights will be turned on that night, but there will not

be an “official” kickoff ceremony. The popular Trolley Ride of

Lights will begin as scheduled on November 8 and run nightly

through December 31, then continue only on weekends through

the end of January.

As the temperatures drop, the festivities continue during

Gatlinburg Winter Magic beginning November 30 running

through the end of February. Traditional holiday events will run

as scheduled including Festival of Trees on Thanksgiving

weekend, Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Holiday Craft Shows,

Fantasy of Lights Christmas Parade, Winter Magic Tunes and

Tales, Trolley Ride of Lights and New Year’s Eve Celebration.

Gatlinburg is rolling out all the stops with NEW seasonal

decorations. Gatlinburg Harvest Festival will feature over the

top fall decorations including new life-size, 3-dimensional

Scarecrow people. Likewise, Gatlinburg Winter Magic will

feature new decorations including very merry, life-sized Snow

people that capture the magic of the season. For more

information regarding Gatlinburg events visit

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!

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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

Judy Jones Pottery

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While cabins, chalets and RV rentals are a fun way to

enjoy the Great Smoky Mountains, there is nothing quite

like camping in a tent under the stars! When staying at the

Greenbrier Campground in a tent, you can fully enjoy the

delightful sights and sounds of the Smokies! Here are the

top 4 reasons why tent camping in the Smoky Mountains

is the ultimate outdoor experience:


If you are planning a family camping trip to Greenbrier

Campground, tent camping can be an educational and fun

experience for your kids! Your children will love being

involved with setting up the tent, learning about nature

Top 4 Reasons Tent Camping In The Smoky Mountains Is The Ultimate Outdoor Experience

by Greenbrier Campground

Name a Species

Water Bear

Every year researchers discover many

new species of life here in the

smokies. The cost to name one of

DLIA’s newly discovered creatures

ranges from $2,500 to $10,000.

and enjoying our campground facilities. We have all types

of fun things for kids to do, including a private swimming

area and recreational activities such as volleyball, corn

hole and horseshoes! After an exciting day in our

campground, gather around the campfire at your site and

create wonderful family memories that are sure to last a



In this modern world of cell phones, laptop computers and

other devices, it is easy to be distracted from the natural

joys of our beautiful planet! When tent camping in the

Smoky Mountains at the Greenbrier Campground, you

can reconnect with nature and fully appreciate the great

outdoors! While we do offer complimentary wireless

internet access at our campground, take a few days to

disconnect from the outside world and enjoy everything

that the Smokies have to offer!


While there are certainly many places across the country

where you can decide to camp, there is just something

special about the Smoky Mountains! Whether it is the

crisp mountain air, the stunning wildflowers or the

gorgeous mountain peaks, a tent camping adventure at the

Greenbrier Campground is the perfect way to enjoy the

Smokies! Our campground is particularly appealing as it

Donors who name a species will

receive a print of their named

organism, as well as a copy of the

scientific publication in which it is

first described. The species naming

process typically takes a year or

longer to complete, as the scientific

process of careful research, paper

s u b m i s s i o n , a n d r e v i e w f o r

publication is very involved.

Questions? Interested in naming a

species? DLIA is happy to help. Call

us at (865) 430-4757 or email

is surrounded by the Little Pigeon River, which offers

excellent trout fishing along the banks. If you plan on

exploring the trails at the Great Smoky Mountains

National Park, the Greenbrier entrance to the park is less

than a half mile away from our campground!


It is not necessary to be an outdoor expert to enjoy tent

camping in the Smoky Mountains, as anyone can do it!

Whether it is your first time staying overnight in a tent or

you are a seasoned veteran, you will love every minute of

your stay at the Greenbrier Campground! You can also

take comfort knowing that we have plenty of facilities for

your use, including a luxury bath house and laundry

facilities. Our campground facilities are accessible to

everyone, and we even allow your furry companions to

join you on your camping trip! As a pet-friendly

campground, we love our four-legged friends, and we

would be happy to welcome your beloved pet to our


Check out all of our information about tent camping in the

Smoky Mountains and make your reservation today to

enjoy the ultimate outdoor experience! We look forward

to seeing you soon at the Greenbrier Campground!

Eastbend Automotive

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(Next to 1885 East Parkway, at the corner of Highway 321 and Mills Park Road)

103 Mills Park Road, Gatlinburg • (865) 325-8266

Fall colors schedule by month in Gatlinburg and the Great Smoky Mountains

The notion that peak color season in Great

Smoky Mountains National Park happens in

mid-October is a misconception. The

marvelous colors of autumn actually light up

the Smokies for seven weeks or more as the

peak elevations move down the mountainsides

from the highest elevations to the foothills.

Autumn in Great Smoky Mountains National

Park is a special time when a glorious leaf

season of several weeks is enjoyed by visitors

as fall colors travel down the mountainsides

from the highest elevations to the foothills. The

kaleidoscope of fall colors in the Smoky

Mountains is magnificent and varied because

of the amazing diversity of trees. Some 100

species of native trees live in the Smokies, the

vast majority of which are deciduous. The

timing of fall color change depends upon so

many variables that the exact dates of “peak”

season are impossible to predict in advance.

In the Smoky Mountains, autumn color

displays above 4,000 feet start as early as mid-

September with the turning of yellow birch,

American beech, mountain maple, hobblebush

and pin cherry, clearly visible from such

vantage points as Clingmans Dome Road.

The fall color display usually reaches peak at

middle and lower elevations between mid-

October and early November. This is the park’s

most spectacular display as it includes such

colorful trees as sugar maple, scarlet oak,

sweetgum, red maple, and the hickories.

By the later stages of September, the right

ingredients are beginning to emerge, the time

when cooler temperatures and sunny days mix

with some rainfall to bring on a spectacular

autumn color display in Great Smoky

Mountains National Park. The timing of color

change and leaf fall is primarily sparked by the

calendar; that is, the increasing length of night.

As days grow shorter and nights grow longer

and cooler, chemical processes in the leaf begin

to paint the landscape with Nature’s autumn

palette in the Smoky Mountains.

While the typical peak of fall leaf color is at the

middle to lower elevations where the greatest

diversity of trees live, emerging changes above

4,000 feet begin the parade of fall colors, which

then moves down the mountainsides into the

valleys of the Smoky Mountains. The high

country is still predominantly green.

Sourwood, dogwood, maple, sassafras and

birch trees are the first to make the change,

turning red, orange and yellow. At this point,

there is just a hint of fall color change among

those early autumn starters. Perhaps more

notable now are the autumn wildflowers in the

Smoky Mountains, including cardinal flower,

black-eyed Susan, coreopsis, great blue

lobelia, skunk goldenrod, southern harebell,

ironweed, and a variety of asters, as well as the

bright fruits on trees and shrubs such as heartsa-bustin.

September suggested scenic drives

for seeing fall colors in the Smoky Mountains

include: Parsons Branch Road, Newfound Gap

Road and Clingmans Dome Road.

September’s suggested hikes for seeing the

Smoky Mountains in autumn: Albright Grove

and Sugarland Mountain Trail as well as high

elevation hikes to Andrews Bald or Mt.

LeConte would be time well spent.

Another colorful fall foliage opportunity

includes a motor tour of the recently reopened

Parson Branch Road, an eight-mile one-way

narrow, low speed byway. The road provides

motorists an opportunity to drive through a

large area of mature second growth forest and

experience the quiet and solitude a back-inthe-woods

journey has to offer.

By the beginning of October, trees in the

Smoky Mountains high country that are now

showing bright fall colors are the yellows of

American beech and yellow birch and different

shades of reds on mountain ash, pin cherry and

mountain maple. In the lower elevations, a few

early color changing species such as sourwood

and sumac are showing bright reds now, but are

scattered. Some dogwoods and maples are

beginning to turn different colors in some areas

as well. Fall wildflowers such as goldenrod and

asters are colorful throughout the park and

some blueberry and blackberry shrubs are also

changing color, as well as the Virginia creeper.

Bright golds and yellows of American beech,

yellow birch, and yellow buckeye and different

shades of reds on mountain ash, pin and black

cherry and mountain maple are painting the

landscape. The big rounded leaves of witchhobble

are showing fine displays of color

ranging from yellow to red.

The majority of the deciduous forest at 4,000

feet elevation and below is still predominantly

green, but now with splashes of color dotting

the slopes. Sourwood and sumac are showing

bright reds; some dogwoods and maples are

turning different colors in some areas as well.

Fall wildflowers such as mountain gentian,

black cohosh, and goldenrod are colorful

throughout the park and some blueberry and

blackberry shrubs are also in color, as well as

the Virginia creeper plant.

Because the Great Smoky Mountains provide a

range of elevations between 875 and 6,643 feet

in the Park with differing moisture conditions

and habitats, many trees will still produce

significant color as the Park moves into its peak

autumn season. High elevation trails such as

Sugarland Mountain Trail and Appalachian

Trail, accessed at Clingmans Dome or

Newfound Gap, would be good hikes for this

time of year. Also, roads leading into the high

country, including Newfound Gap Road,

Heintooga Ridge Road, Foothills Parkway

West and East, and Rich Mountain Road out of

Cades Cove, are the best options for seeing fall

colors in the Smoky Mountains.

By mid-October at the lower elevations, fall

color is nudging along. It is the sunny days and

cooler nights that instigate the biochemical

processes in the leaf to begin. The Park

continues to experience very dry and warmerthan-normal

conditions. These conditions will

affect the timing, duration, and intensity of fall

leaf season. The peak of color at the lower

elevations is over a week away. In the valleys,

black gum, dogwood, sumac, and sourwood

trees continue to show vivid reds. Golds are

coming along on tulip tree, black walnut, birch,

beech and hickories. A few scattered maples

and oaks are showing the first signs of fall

colors in lower regions of the Smoky


A succession of warm, sunny days and cool

crisp, but not freezing nights will bring about

the most spectacular color display. At this part

of the autumn season, some areas of the Smoky

Mountains are showing more reds throughout

the landscape than in other years. This may be

due to the fact that the pigment anthocyanin,

which gives color to such familiar things as

cranberries, red apples, and blueberries, is in

high production because of drought

conditions. Anthocyanin is produced in

response to lots of light and excess plant sugars

within leaf cells. The carotenoids which

produce yellow, orange, and brown colors are

present in the green leaf but begin showing

after the chlorophyll breaks down.

As the leaf color increases, so does the number

of autumn leaf peekers. While scenic drives are

a good way to see fall colors in the Smoky

Mountains, taking to the trails is a wonderful

way to enjoy the splendors of autumn.

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Thank You

Hidden Hills Animal Rescue would like to thank the following local businesses for their support:

Crystelle Creek Restaurant

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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


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Smoky Mountains Songwriters Festival

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Contribu ng Writers:

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wood artifacts in Galinburg

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

Go 3 miles. We are on the right.

By Chef JD

Besides being my

birth month, October is a truly wonderful

month. The leaves are changing color, the

air is becoming brisker and refreshing,

and everyone is getting ready for

Halloween and embracing Oktoberfest.

Yes, Oktoberfest! Oktoberfest has been

going on now for over 200 years, which

began in Munich, Germany just as a

wedding celebration between the Prince

of Munich and a Princess from Bavaria, in

the Month of October in 1810. Now the

celebration has spread throughout the

world, over the many years.

I f y o u h a v e n e v e r e x p e r i e n c e d

Oktoberfest you're in the right place,

Gatlinburg, Tennessee. Ober celebrates

Oktoberfest this year until October 28th.

You may wish to take the mountain tram

up to Ober and enjoy the views, music,

dancing, drinking and eating. Speaking of

eating, here are some wonderful German

& Bavarian recipes that I am in hopes that

you will enjoy also.

Oktoberfest German Potato Salad


·3 lbs Small Red Potatoes, washed &


·1 large Onion, diced

·1/2 cup Cider Vinegar

·1/2 cup Mayo

·1/4 cup Olive Oil

·3 tablespoon Sugar

·3 tablespoon Parsley

·Salt & Pepper to taste


In large pot, place potatoes and cover with

water an inch above potatoes. Bring to a

boil, cook for 15 minutes. Drain potatoes,

add diced onion, let cool. In large bowl,

add all other ingredients, mix well with a

whisk. Add potatoes and refrigerate for an

hour before serving.

Hello my adventurous people... Happy Oktoberfest!

Brotsuppe (Bread soup)


·2 lbs beef stock bones

·2 lbs Stew Meat

·2 Garlic Cloves

·2 Celery Stalks, chopped

·1 Leek, cleaned and sliced

·2 Carrots, peeled and chopped

·1/2 teaspoon each - Salt and Pepper

·4 Onions, cut in half and sliced thin

·3 tablespoons butter

·1 Loaf Rye Bread, sliced into thin strips

·Garnish with: Fresh Parsley, cleaned and

minced & Heavy Cream


·In large pot or medium stock pot, place

first 7 ingredients pot and cover 1 inch

above ingredients with water; bring to a

boil then simmer for 1- 1/2 hours. Skim

sentiments from the top as it forms.

·Meanwhile, preheat oven to 350°.

·In a pan, over medium-high heat melt

butter & sauté onions, until browned.

Remover half on to a paper towel and the

rest can go into the pot.

·On a sheet pan, place rye strip and bake

until golden (about 5-7 minutes).

·Strain stock pot to another pot

·Place toasted strips & onions evenly

between soup bowls

·Pour broth over toast & onions

·Garnish with Parsley & float Cream in the


What is left of the stock, save for a sauce

starter, for later use (freeze for up to 6

months or refrigerate for 2 weeks).

Bavarian Pot Roast


·3-lbs Boneless Pot Roast

·2 tablespoons Oil

·1-1/4 cups Water

·3/4 cup Beer

·1-8 ounce Tomato Sauce

·1/2 cup Onion, chopped

·2 tablespoons Sugar

The Best Italian Bakery in Gatlinburg

·1 tablespoon White Vinegar

·2 teaspoons Salt

·1 teaspoon Cinnamon

·2 Bay Leaf

·1/2 teaspoon Pepper

·1/2 teaspoon Ginger

*Cornstarch and water, optional


In a large cast iron pot, (Dutch Oven),

brown roast on all sides in the hot oil.

While the roast is browning, wisk together

in a bowl; water, beer, tomato sauce,

onion, sugar, vinegar, salt, cinnamon, bay

leaf, pepper and ginger. Then pour the

mixture over the browned meat and bring

to a boil.

Bring boil to a simmer, cover and simmer

for 2-1/2 to 3 hours, (until roast is tender).

Remove the roast and let it rest.

Remove the Bay Leaves from the pot.

*If you wish to make the sauce thicker:

Combine 1/4 cup of cornstarch and 1/2

cup of water, then whisk into the sauce in

the pot.

Slice or pull apart roast into chunks &

place on a shallow serving tray or large

shallow bowl. Pour sauce over the roast

and serve.

Well that is about it for the recipes this

month. I am in hopes that more will follow

on my site. However, if you're in need of

recipes, sauces mixes, gifts and so forth,

come see me at my store in the Arts &

Crafts Community! I am located at The

Covered Bridge, sandwiched between

Split Rail Eats (Great Food), and The

Jewelry/Rock Spot.

In closing, I am in hopes that you are

enjoying your stay in our beautiful Smoky

Mountains this fall. Just please pay

attention on the roads & please do not feed

the bears, it's the law.

See you soon,

Chef JD,

The Covered Bridge, Glades Rd. Gatlinburg

Smoking Bar

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Suggested easy to moderate rated hikes

through hardwood forests include Lower

Mount Cammerer, Baskins Creek Falls, Little

River, Old Settlers and Porters Creeks Trails.

For the more hardy outdoor enthusiasts hikes

that provide scenic overlooks include

Sugarlands Mountain, Low Gap, Appalachian,

Mt. Sterling, and Goshen Prong Trails. Roads

providing views of good displays of fall color

are the Foothills Parkway segments on the east

and west side of the Park; Newfound Gap Road

(U.S. 441) with its many scenic overlooks;

Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail; Balsam

Mountain Road; and Cove Creek Road.

As October begins to fade away up top, autumn

colors at mid elevations, from 3,000-5,000

feet, are at or slightly past peak and are very

impressive. Reds are more pronounced now

than in recent years, especially on the North

Carolina side of the park. Colors at the very

highest elevations are now past peak.

At the lower elevations of the Smoky

Mountains, fall colors are quickly developing.

The first frost of the season occurred this week

in the low elevations, so the remaining leaves

should begin to change color within a few

days. Black gum, dogwood, sumacs, and

sourwood trees continue to show vivid reds.

Golds are present on tuliptree, black walnut,

birch, beech, spicebush and hickories. The

peak of color at the lower elevations is a few

days away and will spill over into November.

It is not unusual for some autumn color to last

through certainly the first week of November

in the Smoky Mountains, but if weather

cooperates autumn displays could last through

Directions: Take Glades Road to its end.

Turn left and go one mile. On the right.

4133 Birds Creek Road • (865) 325-8384

Fall colors schedule by month in Gatlinburg and the Great Smoky Mountains

mid-November as well.

While fall colors are past peak in the Smoky

Mountains high country and many trees have

already shed their leaves, a number of species

of trees in the middle elevations are still

showing color. Oak trees are just beginning to

change color, although their hues are

somewhat muted compared to maple, hickory,

and other trees. Some pockets of green can still

be seen at middle to lower elevations so there is

still some new color to appear in these isolated

areas if mild weather continues.

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