Smoky Mountains Around Town / November 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. 11 Read online: FREE

By A. Jann Peitso

The cider-y aroma of Autumn begins to waft away from our

thoughts as the spider-y fingers of Winter creep toward us. The

Holidays of Autumn-Winter merge and we in Gatlinburg

begin celebrating. Chili Cook-offs, Veteran's Day, Winter

Magic Kick-off, Thanksgiving Day, Festival of the Trees, the

Christmas Parade and the annual Free Holiday Arts & Crafts

Shows at the Convention Center all put into motion the

observances of our area.

The Holiday Shows, promoted by Gatlinburg's Great Smoky

Arts & Crafts Community, have gained attention since 1982 as

“the place to shop for quality handcrafted work”. The

member's creations, along with those of invited guest

craftspeople from around the region, offer the same quality

assurance as the work from times' past.

These Holiday Shows, with no entrance fee, are the GSACC's

gift to the visitors and to locals. How long has it been that you

could visit a quality-filled craft show and not pay to enter?

These GSACC shows limit the number of exhibitors in a

category so that you, the attendee, will not be overwhelmed by

too many of any one type craft. Variety, quality of

workmanship and presentation all work together for these

master artisans to bring their craft to you.

The Arts & Crafts Community not only will celebrate the

holidays in the Gatlinburg Convention Center but most of the

shops, studios and galleries will remain open on the 8 mile

loop during show hours. Glimpse the heritage of these

craftspeople as you explore their environs along Glades,

Buckhorn, Bird's Creek and Hwy. 321.

Their award-winning scarecrow creations will give way to

snowmen roaming through these same roads and businesses.

Take time for photo ops as you make new crafty friends or

drop in with older ones.

The GSACC Holiday Shows downtown will open at 10 AM

each day, November 20 – December 2 and you just might find

a cider-y cupful during your visit to the shows or to the

community shops.


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

Trolley Routes & Schedules

Inside on Page 11

Find Artisans at Work

Arts & Crafts Community

read about them in this paper

Local Area Map

Inside on Page 9

Page 2 Around Town

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

Shop and Eat at Anakeesta’s Firefly Village

• 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

Stroll through our magical Firefly Village built

among the treetops in the heart of the Smokies.

Enjoy treehouse-themed shopping and dining

while taking in the numerous scenic overlooks

and our nearly 360-degree view of the

surrounding mountain range, including Mt.

LeConte as well as the extraordinary views of

sparkling downtown Gatlinburg.

Park Reopens Bull Head Trail and Sugarland Mountain Trail

Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials announced the

reopening of Bull Head Trail and Sugarland Mountain Trail.

Both of these trails extend from the highest peaks in the park to

the lower elevations, providing incredible opportunities for

hikers to enjoy fall colors over the next few weeks.

These trails have been closed since November 2016 due to

damage from the wind event and fire damage associated with

the Chimney Tops 2 Fire. Park trail crews spent several weeks

this year repairing over 500 feet of trail tread, cutting 758

downed trees, removing over 20 large rootballs and boulders

and repairing and replacing 53 trail drainage structures.

“The trail crews accomplished an amazing amount of work to

safely repair and reopen these trails under very challenging

conditions,” said Superintendent Cassius Cash. “We are

excited to offer this opportunity to hikers, but also want to

remind them to stay alert for trail hazards as they pass through

the burned areas.”

Both trails pass through areas in the park which burned at a

high intensity, including some sections where the entire tree

canopy was lost. Hikers should remain alert for hazards such as

loose rocks and falling trees or limbs and should avoid hiking

these trails during and after high wind or rain. At all times,

hikers should avoid lingering around standing dead trees.

The Friends of the Smokies provided $195,000 for this

rehabilitation. The donation was made possible thanks to the

generous support of donors from across the country who

responded to help fund park recovery needs following the


For more information about hiking safety, please visit -NPS-

Bull Head after

Winter at Ober Gatlinburg

Tennessee’s #1 Skiing, Snowboarding & Snow Tubing Destination

There is no better place to spend a winter day. Ober Gatlinburg

offers snow activities for anyone interested in playing in snow

AND plenty of things to do inside for those who prefer to stay

warm! The opportunity to Ski, Snowboard, Snow Tube, Ice Skate

or play in Cubbies Snow Zone presents the foundation for fabulous

winter memories! A continued winter tradition for many families,

Ober offers the complete experience. Board the Aerial Tramway in

Downtown Gatlinburg and arrive to the mountain without driving.

One question we hear often is: “SO, WHEN IS SKI SEASON?”

On average, our Ski & Snowboard season begins in early-mid

December and can last to mid-March. The exact opening and

closing dates for the ski slopes are determined by Mother Nature,

as our opening and closing dates are unpredictable… like the


Snow Tubing Season, however, IS predictable… We always open

Snow Tubing on the Saturday before Thanksgiving and we Tube

until April 1.

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

Smoky Mountain Harvest Festival

Till November 25 - Admission: FREE - Throughout

Gatlinburg Fall decorations, events, entertainment, and local

craft exhibits. Autumn in the Smokies is always a spectacular

show! Gatlinburg is expanding Smoky Mountain Harvest

festival to 12 weeks this year to fully embrace the Fall season.

The City is rolling out all the stops with over the top fall

decorations including NEW life-size, 3-dimensional

Scarecrow people! Visitors will find dozens of cheerful

scarecrows throughout the City in locations…

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

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

Around Town Page 3

By Cyndy Montgomery Reeves

Saturday, November 3rd

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

Bill LaBounty

Bill LaBounty will be Joining Bobby Tomberlin at

Crystelle Creek Restaurant and Grill, (1654 E. Parkway)

for an amazing #1 Hit Songwriter/Artist Songwriters

Round. Show time is 7:00 PM. Labounty has performed in

the Smoky Mountains Songwriters Festival the third

weekend in August every year since 201.

Bill Labounty is an American artist/musician/songwriter.

He was initially a singer-songwriter in the soft rock genre,

first as a member of the band Fat Chance, and later as a

solo artist. As a solo artist, LaBounty recorded six studio

albums, including four on Curb Records/Warner Records.

His first chart single, "This Night Won't Last Forever",

was covered in 1979 by Michael Johnson, whose rendition

was a Top 20 pop hit that year. LaBounty is also an

established songwriter for other artists, with successes that

span two decades which include cuts by an array of Pop

and Country artists including Patti LaBelle, Jimmy

Buffett, The Judds, Steve Wariner, The Temptations,

Brooks & Dunn, Steve Goodman and Phoebe Snow, Peter

Cetera and Tim McGraw.

Bill's hits include: Robbie Dupree's “Hot Rod Hearts”,

Michael Johnson's “This Night Won't Last Forever”, Steve

Wariner's #1 records “Lynda” and “I Got Dreams”,

“Somewhere In The Vicinity Of The Heart” (a Grammywinning

record by Alison Kraus and Shenandoah), Tanya

Tucker and Delbert McClinton's “Tell Me About It”,

“Tequila Talkin” by Lonestar, the #1 Shenandoah single “I

Want To Be Loved Like That” and Brooks & Dunn's

“Rock My World” (Little Country Girl).

Over the years Bill has accomplished at least 100 songs

recorded by other artists, resulting in 25 BMI Awards,

including 10 Million Performance awards.

LaBounty's musical direction was clear by the age of 19,

when he was signed with his rock band to RCA Records.

The Pacific Northwest native then took his act solo,

recording an album for Twentieth Century Fox Records,

followed by 3 albums for Warner Bros. Records, which

spawned the pop hits “Never Gonna Look Back” (with

James Taylor), “Livin It Up” and “This Night Won't Last

Forever”. Bill's album The Right Direction, co-produced

with Robbie Dupree, enjoyed success in Europe and Japan

with featured singles “The Right Direction” and “Mr. O.

In 1983 while working in Nashville, LaBounty met his

wife, songwriter Beckie Foster, which led to a joint career

Bobby Tomberlin

in Nashville and L.A. and resulted in Steve Wariner's #1

record “The Weekend” and Peter Cetera's “No

Explanation”, the end theme for the movie Pretty Woman.

LaBounty signed a songwriting contract with Curb

Publishing in 2001.

In 2011, Rhino France Records released a 4-CD boxed set

featuring 70 remastered tracks tracing Bill's solo career,

virtually covering the entirety of his solo albums. Also

included are 18 unreleased demos, 5 songs from Bill's

debut album "Promised Love" never released on CD (and

remastered in 2011) plus a 16-page booklet with

annotations of each title by Bill himself.

In 2014, Bill delivered his latest album “Into Something

Blue”. Recorded in a rawer, bluesier, more R&B vein than

usual, it includes not only Bill's new compositions but

some of his very favorite songs by Ray Charles, The

Drifters, and even Bob Dylan.

Songwriter/Artist Bobby Tomberlin is a Grammy, CMA,

and ACM award nominee. Tomberlin co-wrote the

number one Country and top five AC hit, “One More Day”

recorded by Diamond Rio. He also co-wrote the Top 10

single, “A Good Day To Run” with Darryl Worley and the

number one Country Gospel single, “That's The Way He

Was Raised” recorded by Josh Turner. Most recently

Barbra Striesand and Blake Shelton recorded Bobby's

duet “I'd Want It To Be You” on Barbra's latest album,

Partners. Currently in the top ten is “Country” which

Tomberlin co-wrote with Mo Pitney and Bill Anderson.

Tomberlin performs at Crystelle Creek Restaurant and

Grill several times a year and is on the advisory Board of

the Smoky Mountains Songwriters Festival.

Other venues with live music in Gatlinburg, TN include

Three Jimmy's, The Ship Pub, Ole Smoky Tennessee

Moonshine Holler, Sugarlands Distillery, Hoggs Upstairs

Tavern, Smoky Mountain Brewery, Marriott Courtyard

Bisto, Tom & Earl's Back Alley Grill, and Loco Burros.

Crawdaddy's is known for its Karaoke. Google their websites

for more information.

Every 2nd Monday the SMSWF Songwriters Showcase

takes place at Crystelle Creek Restaurant and Grill 6-9

PM. If you are a songwriter who would like to perform in

one of these showcases, please call John Condrone at


373 Parkway, Gatlinburg • (865) 325-1411

Misty Mountain Soap Co.

A Healthier Choice In Skin Care

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

Listening to lyrics written by John Denver, one can think of

the creative efforts of the arts & crafts community members

along the 8 mile looping road:

“You fill up my senses” Denver sings.

The atmosphere throughout this community can fill one's


The smoke wafting from a chimney to cut the morning chill

as a craftsman begins his work, fresh bread from the baker's

door and Dishpan Cookie-Making Day at the Cliff Dwellers

Gallery is enough to bring a hungry bear a'sniffing at the back


The feel of wet clay as one becomes a student of a master

potter and turns the wheel ever so carefully. How many

millions of first-time potters have experienced that initial

touch of clay throughout the eons of our earth's civilizations?

The touch of a basket stave bending under a calloused and

guiding hand reminds one of little Moses and the bulrushes, a

story told to children and sometimes forgotten until that story

is brought to life by a basket maker along The Loop.

The sounds of a hammer on a piece of steel, the saw blades

whirring as they spin and the wood carver's chipping away to

release what only he knows sleeps in that large rectangle of

wood, all pierce the quietness of a day for meandering.

Hot Cider on a chilly day, sourwood honey gathered here in

the mountain communities and sugar maple candy remind a

visitor of “what used to be” before we all became too busy to

follow our senses.

Recently, a travel publication listed ten places to enjoy

viewing the colors of autumn in E. Tennessee. The Great

Smoky Arts & Crafts Community 8 mile Loop Road was # 4.

When the leaves start changing as though a giant hand was

spreading its palette of color across the ridges and hollows,

there can be no more sensory experience than viewing that

color here among the everyday artisans as they produce work

that appeals to all of one's senses.

A visitor driving and stopping here and there among the

seemingly endless and interesting shops, may find himself or

herself, singing a bit of John Denver's words:

“You fill up my senses, come fill me again”.

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)


Five Star Rated Hot Dogs, Chili & BBQ!

We now have Soft Serve Ice Cream!

849 Glades Road, Suite 1A3 Gatlinburg

Chili Cookoff presented by Bush’s Chili Beans

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

968 Parkway, Downtown Gatlinburg (In the Elks Plaza)

Sunday - Monday - Tuesday

Nite Music at the Creek

A Smoky Jazz Feel with a Bluesy Rock Sound

Featuring: Ben E. Scott Stroupe

Offering mouth-watering recipes of homemade chili

ranging from mild and delightful to wild and adventurous,

the City of Gatlinburg hosts its annual Chili Cookoff

presented by Bush’s Chili Beans on Wednesday, November.

7 from 5 to 8 p.m. in downtown. Festival-goers will enjoy

free, live entertainment offered throughout the event.

The entertainment this year is The Petty Hearts—The

National Tom Petty Tribute Show

The Petty Hearts are a nationally touring Tom Petty tribute

band celebrating the life and musical legacy of Tom Petty’s

amazing 40-year career in rock and roll.

The Petty Hearts perform faithful renditions of Tom Petty

and the Heartbreakers’ extensive catalog including dozens

of his best known Top 40 hits along with some deeper album

cuts Petty rarely played live.

The Petty Hearts have performed across the country before

thousands of music fans at festivals, performing arts

theaters, amphitheaters and nightclubs. The band has

headlined at venues affiliated with Live Nation, iHeart

Radio, the Hard Rock Café, House of Blues, the Miami

Marlins, the Miami Dolphins, state fairs and dozens of

municipalities. The Petty Hearts are also the only Tom Petty

tribute invited to play the national Beatle fans convention

known as Abbey Road on the River.

Each band member has extensive live performance

experience and recognizes the audience’s desire for

entertainment as much as hearing those familiar songs. As

Performing 6:00 till 9:00

1654 E. Parkway

( Next To Dollar General ) Free Parking

one fan put it, “Your renditions of Tom Petty’s greatest hits

are outstanding and one can’t help but want to get up and

groove given the note-for-note approach you take.”

Tom Petty passed away in October of 2017 but The Petty

Hearts are committed to honoring both Tom and his

bandmates by recreating the live concert experience and

playing the songs the world loves and appreciates.

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

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

Classic Hikes of the Smokies

Chimney Tops November 13

Lace up your boots for the November Classic Hike on

Chimney Tops trail! Join Friends of the Smokies for this

strenuous 3.5-mile hike, which has a total elevation gain of

1,300 ft. and will highlight the newly constructed overlook

and the work of the Trails Forever crew. 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. Guided Hike


Snow Tubing

Ober Gatlinburg

Although the skiing and snowboarding season doesn’t start until

December, November is a great time to go snow tubing at Ober

Gatlinburg! With their powerful snow machines, the slopes at

Ober are expected to open for tubing starting in November.

Unlike other winter sports, snow tubing requires no prior

experience – as long as you can sit, you can enjoy a thrilling ride

down the mountain. Snow tubing is fun for anyone ages 3 and up.

Smoky Mountain Winterfest



Around Town Page 5

Local Pottery Classes Now Forming

Take home a memory that will last a lifetime!

865- 412-1003

1402 E. Parkway, #10 Gatlinburg

Draped in more than 5 million holiday lights, Pigeon Forge creates a

winter wonderland for locals and guests alike to enjoy during the

city’s annual Winterfest celebration. The lights of Winterfest shine

from early November through the end of February.

From winter light displays to captivating holiday shows and so

much more.

Winter Smoky Mountain Tunes & Tales

600 Glades Rd #10 Gatlinburg

Festival of Trees

Through the holiday season, visitors can meet

characters and storytellers and enjoy caroling

along the Parkway Friday and Saturday evenings

during this annual event!

Winter Magic Tunes & Tales will once again

present strolling Christmas entertainment on the

s t r e e t s o f G a t l i n b u r g , b e g i n n i n g t h e

Friday/Saturday after Thanksgiving, November

23-24 from 5:00-9:30 pm, followed by

performances again on November 30 and

December 1, 7-8, 14-15 and 21-22. Holiday music

will fill the air with a sacred-secular mixture of

Appalachia, Bluegrass, and Country. Visitors will

also enjoy visiting with Santa’s Elves-Frosty-

Rudolph, a little bit of history, humor and more!

This interactive program is a Holiday favorite,

staged against a backdrop of millions of

lights….making it truly a Winter Magical

experience in Gatlinburg!

Park Announces Foothills Parkway Opening

Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials

plan to open the long-awaited section of the

Foothills Parkway between Walland and Wears

Valley, TN on Saturday, November 10. The public

will be able to experience the entire 16-mile

roadway for the first time since construction began

in 1966, including the 1.65-mile section known as

the ‘Missing Link’ which is now connected by a

series of nine bridges.

“We are grateful to the visionaries in the 1930s who

conceived the idea of a parkway and to the

countless people who have tirelessly worked since

then to complete this spectacular section,” said

Superintendent Cassius Cash. “We can’t wait for

people to experience the unparalleled views offered

along this new Smokies destination.”

The completion of the roadway was made possible

due to a decades-long partnership among the State

of Tennessee, Tennessee Department of

Transportation (TDOT), the Eastern Federal Lands

Highway Division (EFLHD) of the Federal

Highway Administration, and the National Park

Service (NPS) at a total cost of $178 million.

Funding for the final paving was provided through a

$10 million Transportation Investment Generating

Economic Recovery (TIGER) VIII grant secured

by the Tennessee Department of Transportation

along with $15 million from the State of Tennessee

and $7 million through the NPS Federal Lands

Transportation Program. Continued to Page 7

The holiday season is rounding the

corner and so is one of Gatlinburg’s most

spirited events, the annual Festival of

Trees. Presented by Gatlinburg

Hospitality Solutions, the event benefits

the Boys and Girls Club of the Smoky


For over 30 years, this free event has

brought the joys of the season to visitors

of all ages and will continue the tradition

this year with even more exciting

activities such as a children’s craft and

play area, entertainment throughout the

week, photos with Santa Claus and, of

course, the exquisitely decorated

Christmas trees and wreaths that will be

available for purchase.

The festivities will officially kickoff

with Candy Canes & Cocktails Preview

Party and Silent Auction Tuesday,

November 20 at 6 p.m. Attendees will

have the opportunity to purchase silent

auction items, beautifully decorated

wreaths, and swags, and bid on their

f a v o r i t e C h r i s t m a s t r e e s . T h i s

spectacular event is sure to be a night of

fun and festivities with plenty of horsd’oeuvres

and signature cocktails.

Breakfast with Santa will be returning

this year on Saturday, November 24 at

8:30 a.m. and another session at 9:15

a.m. With a friendly visit from Santa,

delicious pancakes, and fun activities,

this event is sure to be a wonderful

family-friendly occasion. Breakfast is

$15 for adults and children.

Gatlinburg’s Festival of Trees will be

located at W. L. Mills Conference Center

in the Gatlinburg Convention Center at

stoplight #8, Historic Nature Trail. The

Festival will be open from 10 a.m. to 7

p.m. Wednesday, November 21 and

continue through 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. on

Sunday, November 25.

Critical Health News

Cancer is a sign of a body, tissues and cells

that have been exposed, malnourished and

abused for decades. Because cancer cells

are OUR very own cells (dysfunctional as

they may be) anything that "kills" cancer

cells is in essence suicide medicine that

ultimately kills the very body it is

s u p p o s e d l y h e a l i n g ! T h a t ' s w h y

chemotherapy is such a miserable

experience and is rarely if ever effective.

Healthy cells become cancer cells as a

survival mechanism in response to longterm

deprivation of oxygen and energizing

nutrients which leads to an inability to

produce energy AND eliminate toxins. The

net result is a starved, suffocated and toxic

cell which multiplies into billions of cells,

then tissues and organs. The hallmark signs

of a cell gone cancerous, i.e. rapid chaotic

growth/division and the huge increased

utilization of sugar and nutrients, represent

a cell’s desperate attempt to survive under

conditions of toxicity, nutrient deficiency

and oxygen deprivation.

Because cancer takes many years to

develop, reversal, while certainly possible

(according to medical researcher Anthony

Campbell ( over

20 research articles on spontaneous

remissions are available on Medline), for

the most part effectively addressing the

scourge of cancer requires converting the

body’s biochemical environs to a state that

is non-conducive to carcinogenesis.

Standard treatment plans which include

medical poison to “manage” the condition

Avoid Cancer with Proper Nutrition

By Pharmacist Ben Fuchs -

by killing both cancerous and healthy cells

is ignorant at best, exploitative ($) and

predatory at worst. Not that there aren't

charlatans and hucksters everywhere who

will be glad to exploit the sick, scared,

desperate, innocent and gullible by selling

"magic" cancer-"killing" formulas. As

always "Caveat Emptor", let the buyer


Avoid Cancer With Proper Nutrition

On the other hand, using supplements,

food/diet, oxygenation and other health

strategies are important for providing the

body with what it needs to maintain its

health, vigor, immunity and natural

defense systems. Vitamin C, glutathionebuilding

NAC and glutamine, organic

cold-processed whey protein, fermented

foods and probiotics, essential fats, The

Mighty 90 essential nutrients, CRON

(Calorie Restriction Optimum Nutrition)

Diet, laying off sugar and processed,

supermarket and restaurant foods are also

advisable. Bottom line: if you are dealing

with cancer or any other degenerative state

- rather than thinking of killing or curing,

consider supplementing and making

lifestyle choices (including spiritual,

mental and emotional techniques). Do

what it takes to create a healthy body and

biochemical environment in a manner that

is no different than addressing the needs of

a well body that is not confronted with a

disease condition.

The best defense is a strong offense! A

good strong healthy immune system!

NAG: One of the Good Sugars

Sugar is pretty interesting stuff. It’s also

misunderstood. For one thing, we all love

how “sugar” tastes, but we don’t

necessarily love its effects. That presents a

problem. Despite it’s well-documented

health hazards, just because we love the

stuff, no matter how much we try to

abstain, when it comes right down to it,

turning down that apple pie a la mode or

peach gelato, as much as we’d like to, can

be pretty difficult and at times impossible.

That’s because our brainy cells which are

fueled by the sweet and sticky substance,

are hardwired to love sugar! On the other

hand, the downside of sugar ingestion

includes weight gain, diabetes, eye

disease, hypertension, jittery-ness and

anxiety. Well, those we would rather do

without. Thus the love-hate relationship

we have with what is generally referred to

as “sugar”.

However, unbeknownst to many, there’s a

whole other side to the subject of sugar!

The chemical that most of us know as

“sugar” and the substance that is so

problematic is actually a special type of

sugar called “glucose”. As it turns out,

glucose is just one version of 8 different

sugars that are collectively, if not entirely

accurately, referred to as “essential”.

These 7 other essential sugars aren’t very

tasty or sweet but, importantly, they

provide lots of health benefits.

One of these essential sugars is called N-

acetyl glucosamine (NAG) from which the

arthritis-fighting nutritional supplement

glucosamine can be derived. NAG can be

especially helpful for skin health. The

body can use it as a raw material for the

production of the skin’s natural

moisturizer: hyaluronic acid. It can help

prevent and reduce fine line and crow’s

feet formation by activating collagen

making cells. It may even be used topically

to help lighten dark spots and improve

other visible signs of skin aging, including

thinning and wrinkled skin. Its digestive

system supporting properties can help

improve immune system health and reduce

t h e e n t r a n c e o f s k i n d e s t r o y i n g

inflammatory factors through the small

intestine. In fact, under conditions of

digestive distress, especially leaky gut

syndrome, it’s likely the body will divert

NAG away from the skin to help repair the

gut lining. That means less NAG available

for keeping skin youthful, moisturized and

robust. If you’re interested in using N-

acetyl glucosamine, it’s available in

supplement form; try a daily dose of 500 or

so mg. Good food sources of NAG include

aloe, shitake mushrooms and cartilage.

If you want to use NAG topically, antiaging

skin health benefits can be derived

by applying it directly onto the skin. Try

making your own skin lightening and

tightening toner by putting the contents of

one or two 500mg capsules of NAG in a

cup or two of distilled water or aloe vera

gel. Pour a little on cotton pad and rub it

gently on your face 4 or 5 times a week.

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A r st T ed Wolff

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



Open Monday - Saturday

Native American Legacies

• Books

• Jewelry

• Moccasins

• Beaded Jewelry

• Flutes

• Drums

• Artwork

• Silver Jewelry

• Rugs

• And Much More

Gatlinburg Trolley Ride of Lights

170 Glades Rd., Suite 2, Gatlinburg

Value. Everyday.

Open till 1:00 am

1219 E. Parkway, Gatlinburg

Veterans Day Celebration

Visitors can soak up the spirit of the season from the

comfort of a Gatlinburg Trolley by taking the relaxing

Gatlinburg Winter Magic Trolley Ride of Lights.

The specially designated trolleys carry their guests on a

memorable journey through downtown and adjacent

Hwy. 321, allowing everyone to experience the magical

wonder of Gatlinburg Winter Magic. Trolley times are at

6:30, 7:30 and 8:30.

Featuring one-of-a-kind LED lighting displays along

Gatlinburg’s famous downtown Parkway, adjacent River

Road, and the triangle juncture of the two, the latest $1.6

million-plus rollout of custom designed and fabricated

lighting displays are marked by sections reminiscent of

winter forests, evergreens and romance. The Hwy. 321

route features an injection of bright displays as well.

Gatlinburg has converted its entire winter lights program

to quarter-watt LED bulbs, replacing the 5-watt

incandescent bulbs and saving the City some 95 percent

in energy cost and allowing the City to light the entire

120 days of the program for what it once cost for three

days of electricity.

Displays featuring animals indigenous to Great Smoky

Mountains National Park including deer, foxes,

squirrels, and rabbits are part of the program. Many of

the timeless displays visitors have grown accustomed to

over the past 23 years have been converted to crisp LED

as well. Most recently, fanciful snowmen, dancing

fountains, a group of international children and a shiny

rocking horse have joined the lineup.

Trolley tours do not run on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day.

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

Join Gatlinburg in saluting America’s veterans of the

Armed Forces, featuring stirring musical numbers and

words of tribute on the Anakeesta Plaza.

Gatlinburg is honoring the valiant men and women who

have served and are currently serving our country during

this year’s Veterans Day Celebration on November 11 at

11:00 a.m. at the Plaza at Anakeesta.

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!


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

Titanic’s Thanksgiving Fireworks Celebration

Thursday, November 22 at 7:00 pm

Comic book pop culture superheroes will

be the superstars in this year’s live, annual

Thanksgiving Fireworks Parade and

explosive lightshow at the Titanic

Museum Attraction in Pigeon Forge, TN.

This free, family outdoor event heralds the

start of an exciting, holiday season at the

museum attraction, announces President,

COO and co-owner, Mary Kellogg.

“This year, Batman, Wonder Woman,

Captain America, Captain Marvel,

Nightwing, Spider Swen – Marvel and

DC Comic Superhero favorites (with

more to come) – will lead a spectacular

Thanksgiving Night Parade outside our

Pigeon Forge ship. They’ll be here to

delight and entertain fans – AND to light

the fuse that will sets-off this year’s

dazzling fireworks display,” exclaims


It’s a little Comic-Con and a lot of

‘MARVELous’ originality all together for

one glorious night. Everybody is

encouraged to come in costume, bring

cameras, take selfies with the Superheroes

and be part of the show.

Inside and out, Titanic will sparkle with

Edwardian Christmas decorations, a

welcoming ship’s crew and an enchanting

yuletide spirit of thanksgiving.

“While superheroes are purely fictional

characters, I remind our young visitors that

there were real, live heroes on Titanic –

women and men who saved lives at the risk

of their own. I share with them – I believe

there’s a superhero in all of us, ready to

save the day when the time comes.” says


Thank You For Not Feeding Us

We Do Like:

Valley Pools & Spas

Sales • Supplies • Service • Repair

Page 7 Around Town

Mine For Your Fortune!

You’re never too old

to play in the dirt

and find some treasures

Fun For The Whole Family !

849 Glades Road, # 1B1, Gatlinburg

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)

Hello Friend (Osiyo Oginali)

You have probably heard the old saying that, “an onion is an

onion is an onion”.

I learned toward the above belief until I munched on a well

cured sweet Vidalia Onion and then my belief changed with

the first bite.

Well, no not really, I had to take a second and third bite to

assure myself that the first bite was real.

Away with your Mexican sweet onion and the giant Texas

and Colorado sweet onions, they are delicious but the Vidalia

is in a class by itself.

When properly cured or dried, that is.

Only way to cure the onion that only makes you cry when

they are gone is the object of this public service article.

If you choose to use this method of curing Vidalia Sweet

onion then I offer the suggestion that you approach this

venture with caution and the wisdom of Solomon. Should you

suddenly find your marriage bliss turned to the fires of Hell and

the loving kitten you married suddenly changed to a screaming

clawing wildcat and your stay in the hospital a public

embarrassment it will be no less than what at least one other is

reported to have done when he rushed headlong into this onion

curing venture without consulting the book of wisdom.

Now, I do not know if Vidalia County, Georgia gave its name

to the Vidalia Sweet onion or Vidalia named the county and I

certainly will not get involved in the argument that other areas

can grow the Sweet Vidalia Onion to match the quality and

taste of Vidalia Onion anywhere.

Such mundane information has little bearing on the purpose

of this article, what does matter is the Vidalia Sweet Onion IS.’

In the spring I prowl the supermarkets with a salivating

hunger for Vidalia Sweet Onions and nearly always I am

disappointed with the taste and texture of the first Vidalia to

come on the market. I find these first so-called Vidalia Onions

are usually fresh dug, high in moisture content with a strong

taste and prone to rot in three or four days if bruised or placed

on top of each other.

My faith in Vidalia Sweet Onions wavers until a few weeks

later when the pancake shaped semi-dry Vidalia Sweet Onion

comes on the market and my faith is restored.

Sweet Vidalia Onion producers and packers please take

note: If I, a Sweet Vidalia Onion muncher for many years, find

my faith in your product slipping each spring think of how a

new customer must feel when first exposed to the tear

producing taste of the above product.

Marketing wisdom should find applications here.

Even the semi-dried Sweet Vidalia Onions are not the best

keepers. I struggled with this problem for many years and was

usually disappointed with my efforts to extend the eating

season a few months by proper storage.

I threw away many rotten onions until the late Lewis

Gizzard, a native Georgian, performed a great service to

mankind by writing an article of number of years ago on how

to store and dry the Sweet Vidalia Onion to extend the eating

season to Christmas if one so desired.

I can attest that the method of preserving the Sweet Vidalia

Onion recommended by Mr. Gizzard does really work.

Mr. Gizzard claimed to have stuffed a bushel of Sweet

Vidalia Onions into one pair of used ladies panty hose.

I have not been able to duplicate this feat for I have only been

able to carefully stuff thirty pounds of onions in the used panty

hose I was lucky enough to obtain. New panty hose will not

yield even this result; panty hose must be prestreched or used.

Now this leaves one to wonder if the Georgia ladies are a

little broader across the beam than Cocke County ladies.

Maybe Mr. Gizzard was a better onion stuffer than I.

I believe Mr. Sam Venable, the Venob of the Knoxville

News-Sentinel commented on Mr. Gizzard's article and

observed that one of the surest ways of a man to shorten his

days on this earth was to tell his lady that he could put a bushel

of Sweet Vidalia Onions in her panty hose.

Remember I spoke of the wisdom of Solomon at the

beginning of this article.

Well, here is where wisdom must be applied.

I wish you luck and I leave you now.

“As told to me by my uncle”.

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

Designs by Matoka

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

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

around the Ice Rink in our NEW Ice Bumper Cars!

Park Announces Foothills Parkway Opening

Continued from Page 5

The Foothills Parkway now consists of two finished

sections at either end of the 72-mile corridor. The western

section now extends 33 continuous miles from Chilhowee

to Wears Valley, offering a new recreational experience for

motorists and cyclists. The eastern section, completed in

1968, extends 6 miles from Cosby to Interstate 40

presenting breathtaking views of Mt. Cammerer.

Park officials plan to invite the public to preview the

parkway by foot, if conditions permit, before it opens to

motorists. This pedestrian opportunity is tentatively

planned for Thursday, November 8 during the morning

hours utilizing a shuttle operation. More details will be

provided by Friday, November 2 to help prepare people for

this special opportunity.

For more information about exploring scenic drives in the

p a r k , p l e a s e v i s i t t h e p a r k ’ s w e b s i t e a t

Appalachian Bear Rescue

ABR Update

By Kathryn Sherrard

Appalachian Bear Rescue released our Louisiana yearling

on October 19. The wildlife officer who had brought her to us

in May, when she weighed just 21 pounds as a sixteenmonth-old

yearling, returned to take her home. After her

stay at ABR, Magnolia Bear now weighs 80 pounds – a good,

healthy weight. She thrived while at ABR and is a beautiful

little bear, as her photo shows.

Now our population is down to the eight cubs, all nine

months old. Last month we wrote about the fall feeding

frenzy known scientifically as hyperphagia, which causes

bears to eat as much as 20,000 calories a day. All bears go

through this phase annually, and the incredible fact is that

these little orphaned cubs, who were never taught to

“overeat” by mother bears, are devouring all the food they

can get their paws on. They have become little “balls of fur

with very short legs,” so it seems when you look at them.

Actually, the cubs are now entering the next stage of what

we might call the preparation for winter. As their bodies

sense that enough weight has been gained, the feeding frenzy

slows and bears become somewhat lethargic, taking more

frequent naps during the day. Their metabolism slows and

their heart rate decreases. This is not to say that they have

stopped eating – far from it. The curators have been throwing

more nuts (acorns, chestnuts, pecans and peanuts) over the

fence of the Wild Enclosure and the cubs crunch them with

obvious enthusiasm. Nuts are the most important food for

bears in the wild at this time of year. Since these are still cubs

(i.e. very young bears) they do have their playtimes and will

chase each other around the enclosure and into the

underbrush. Now and then they will engage in play-fighting

or wrestling, but just as suddenly as it starts, the cubs end the

activity and go to their favorite resting place, the sleeping

platform (nicknamed the “cubby dorm”) for a nap.

The ABR cubs are very healthy and have gained almost as

much as they can. Their weights won't be known until the

day of their release. Cubs their age that are still in the wild

with their mothers likely weigh considerably less, but those

wild cubs will den with their mothers whereas the ABR cubs

will be released in time to find dens and will spend the winter

alone. From our human standpoint, it seems unfair, even

sad. However, bears are programmed to be solitary

creatures, so denning alone will not be a problem for these

little bears.

It is possible that these cubs will be released during

November. Assuming that ABR will not be called on to

admit any other cubs until next spring, the organization will

use the “cub-less” time to accomplish needed repairs to the

facility and prepare for whatever 2019 may bring.

Follow the story of the eight cubs and their release, and find

out more about Appalachian Bear Rescue by visiting our

Facebook: New

photos are posted every day, so you can see what is going on

at the ABR facility and at 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. When you visit you can talk to

knowledgeable volunteers and purchase ABR merchandise

as mementos of your visit. You can even become a member

of Appalachian Bear Rescue and participate in a class to

learn more about bears. We'd love to see you there! You can

also visit our website at

and our blog at

NEWS FLASH: As we finished this article, ABR admitted

another cub, Bear#280, nicknamed Persimmon Bear. She

was hit by a car on November 20th in the Great Smoky

Mountains National Park. After being examined at the UT

College of Veterinary Medicine she came to the ABR

Recovery Center. Persimmon Bear has fractured ribs and

contusions on one of her lungs. She will be closely

monitored and will be taking the medicines prescribed. So

now our population is back to nine!

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I love Gatlinburg!

Happy it's still fall y'all

By Jim Yonan PER

My first picture is a great one of the Gatlinburg sign at the

convention center. Lots of pictures get taken there.

This is Jimbo, Chad and Vern Walters from Ohio and

Delaine and Mark Wright from Rhode Island. We had a

great visit and lots of fun. Chad and Erin are Elks.

Next picture are of dear friends from Palatine, Illinois,

Lori, Todd and Nicolette Lindberg and Justin by Salt &

Pepper Shaker museum by Winery Square.

Nicky and Justin are getting married here next year with

Above The Mist Wedding taking care of everything for

them and wedding is at The Event Center. Support our


The last picture is Jimbo and Megan passing out shoes at

Pittman Center School. The Gatlinburg Elks Lodge 1925

has a charity fundraiser so we can provide shoes to grade

school children in all of Sevier County. This fundraiser

supports our charity programs also. The dinner is

November 2nd.

Please see me or an Elk if you can help. I love The Elks

and what we do for OUR community. I just got back from

Elks State Convention in Jackson Tennessee.

I will see you Around Town

Love Kahuna


Photography / Gallery & Studio / Workshop

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

Sorry, Your Dog Actually Isn't The Cleverest, According to Science

by Michelle Starr

Not smarter than a cat.

Every time your dog does that thing you've trained her to do, you

pet her and praise her. "Clever girl," you say. "Who's the goodest

and cleverest girl of all?"

Well - it's probably not your dog. According to the latest

research, the much-vaunted canine intelligence may not actually

exist. Dog smarts, they have concluded, are simply


Recent research has found that when it comes to neuronal

density, dogs have cats beat hand over fist. But that neuronal

density doesn't seem to translate into intelligence, according to

the findings of psychologists from the University of Exeter and

Canterbury Christ Church University.

They conducted a meta-analysis of more than 300 studies on

animal intelligence, and found what they describe as several

It's October right now, so your doctor has prescribed that

you step outside and appreciate a cloud.

Or maybe you could write a worry onto a stone and throw it

into the sea. And then perhaps try to find 10 different species

of fungus (hopefully outside your home, not in it).

All the above are suggestions from a new 'Nature

Prescriptions' program being rolled out to GPs in Scotland's

Shetland Islands this week.

After a successful pilot at a surgery in Scalloway, all of

Shetland's doctors can now literally prescribe 'nature' to

their patients as part of their overall treatment strategy.

The project, jointly run by NHS Shetland and RSPB

Scotland, is thought to be the first of its kind in the UK, and

those behind it expect the scheme to improve patients'

blood pressure, reduce their risk of heart disease and

cases of "over interpretation" in favour of dogs, compared to

other animals such as wolves, cats, chimpanzees, pigeons,

hyenas, horses and dolphins.

"During our work it seemed to us that many studies in dog

cognition research set out to 'prove' how clever dogs are," said

psychologist Stephen Lea of the University of Exeter.

"They are often compared to chimpanzees and whenever dogs

‘win', this gets added to their reputation as something

exceptional. Yet in each and every case we found other valid

comparison species that do at least as well as dogs do in those


The team looked at five key areas: sensory cognition, physical

cognition, spatial cognition, social cognition, and selfawareness,

comparing dogs to three other groups of animals to

which dogs also belong: carnivorans (belonging to the order

Carnivora), domesticated animals, and social hunters.

The meta-analysis does have gaps in it - mainly because for

some aspects, there were no relevant comparison studies to be


For example, there were no comparable tests of olfactory ability

in other carnivorans or social hunters - but other carnivorans and

domesticated animals such as cats do have similar abilities, they


But where they could find comparable tests, "dog cognition does

strokes, plus give their happiness and mental health a boost.

"There is overwhelming evidence that nature has health

benefits for body and mind," says RSPB community

engagement officer Karen MacKelvie.

"So, we saw an opportunity to design a leaflet that helps

doctors describe the health benefits of nature and provides

plenty of local ideas to help doctors fire-up their patients'

imaginations and get them outdoors."

When doctors sees a patient whose health could benefit

from a nature prescription, they can give them the leaflet –

which explains ways in which spending time in nature is

good for the human body – along with a calendar that gives

ideas about what to see and do in Shetland's great outdoors.

In January, for example, you may wish to look at lichen. In

February, you could plant some bulbs in your garden. And

in March, why not borrow a dog and take it for a walk?

(Your neighbour will thank you.)

While the examples given are all delightfully twee, it's a

serious scheme designed to deliver important health

outcomes, helping people manage everything from

diabetes to depression to cancer.

"I want to take part because the project provides a

structured way for patients to access nature as part of a nondrug

approach to health problems," explains GP Chloe

Evans from Scalloway Health Centre, who oversaw the

pilot program that led to this.

not look exceptional," the researchers wrote in their paper.

"Taking all three groups (domestic animals, social hunters and

carnivorans) into account, dog cognition does not look

exceptional," said psychologist Britta Osthaus of Canterbury

Christ Church University.

"We are doing dogs no favor by expecting too much of them.

Dogs are dogs, and we need to take their needs and true abilities

into account when considering how we treat them."

This doesn't necessarily mean dogs are dumb, mind you.

Chimpanzees and dolphins, for instance, are regularly ranked

among the smartest animals on Earth. You could do a lot worse

than being compared to those two.

But it's clear that other animals, including cats, are smarter than

we've given them credit for, at least when compared to dogs.

For instance, a paper published in 2013 revealed that your cat

absolutely knows when you're calling it; it might just choose to

ignore you if it's enjoying the current situation more than what

you have to offer.

And we know wolves are probably smarter than dogs, too - not to

mention that some dog breeds are definitely smarter than others.

So, the science is not there to upset you. While your dog may not

be the sharpest knife in the animal world's drawer, she is still the

absolute specialist at loving you.

Doctors in Scotland are Literally Prescribing Nature to Their Patients

by Peter Dockrill

"The benefits to patients are that it is free, easily accessible,

allows increased connection with surroundings which

hopefully leads to improved physical and mental health for


The new rollout enables doctors from all 10 surgeries across

Shetland to prescribe nature to their patients, but with time

it's possible more areas and health boards in the UK will

adopt the scheme.

Already, some are saying it's a good idea to think about.

"The physical and mental benefits of connecting with

nature have been very well evidenced by numerous

studies," Makena Lohr, a spokeswoman for the Centre for

Sustainable Healthcare in Oxford, told The Guardian.

“It's high time that the healthcare sector became aware of


Those who don't live in Shetland don't have to miss out on

the benefits, either.

While some of the suggestions on the Nature Prescriptions

calendar are region-specific, lots of them could be done by

people living anywhere.

So why not tend to some plants? Turn over a rock and see

what's underneath. Go camping in the wild. Listen to some

birdsong. Feel the wind in your face.

And then look back on your year and see how far you've


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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

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To National Park



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M & O St.


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Map Is Not Drawn To Scale



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Map Location Numbers

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Local Area Map

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Forks of the River Parkway

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Biodiversity Inventory Reaches 1,000 New Species Mark

Lecanora sachsiana

Great Smoky Mountains National Park and its non-profit

partner, Discover Life in America (DLIA), recently

celebrated the 20th year of the All Taxa Biodiversity

Inventory (ATBI) with the announcement of a major

milestone of the project - 1,000 new species to science!

Over the last 20 years, many species have been

documented in the park for the first time, but the number

of species discovered that are completely new to science

- meaning they haven’t been documented anywhere on

Earth before - is truly amazing. The most recent additions

come from the work of lichenologists Erin Tripp, of the

University of Colorado, and James Lendemer, of the

New York Botanical Garden, who have added five more

new-to-science species to the tally, bringing the total up

pertusaria superiana

to 1,000. The past 10 years of their research, which is a

part of the overall ATBI, has increased the parks

knowledge of its lichen fauna by 130% over the original

diversity estimates. The five new lichens were named to

commemorate NPS staff who played a role in their work.

In 1998, the park and DLIA formed a partnership to

conduct the ATBI to discover and understand all the

species that inhabit the park’s 522,000 acres, including

plants, fungi, millipedes, crayfish, tardigrades (water

bears), worms, insects, and many other groups. The

project involves cooperating scientists from all over the

US and abroad, park staff, students, and volunteer

“citizen scientists.” Overall, the ATBI has more than

doubled the number of species known to the park, from

Leprocaulon nicholsiae

about 9,300 historic species records to 19,866 species

known to the park today.

ATBI research provides crucial information for park

managers and leads to a better understanding of

ecosystem function and how it is dependent on

biodiversity. The project involves students of all ages in

the process of discovery, which ultimately inspires them

to be the next generation of park stewards.

More info about science and research in the park: To learn

more about DLIA, and learn how to get involved in the

ATBI project: 865-430-4757, visit, or find

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In the autumn of 1929, Anne Morrow

Lindbergh and her husband Charles flew

across the Yucatán Peninsula. With Charles at

the controls, Anne snapped photographs of the

jungles just below.

She wrote in her journal of Maya structures

obscured by large humps of vegetation. A

bright stone wall peeked through the leaves,

"unspeakably alone and majestic and desolate

- the mark of a great civilization gone."

Nearly a century later, surveyors once again

took flight over the ancient Maya empire, and

mapped the Guatemala forests with lasers.

The 2016 survey, whose first results were

published this week in the journal Science,

comprises a dozen plots covering 830 square

miles, an area larger than the island of Maui.

The largest survey of the Maya region, ever.

The study authors describe the results as a

revelation. "It's like putting glasses on when

your eyesight is blurry," said study author

Mary Jane Acuña, director of El Tintal

Archaeological Project in Guatemala.

In the past, archaeologists had argued that

small, disconnected city-states dotted the

Maya lowlands, though that conception is

falling out of favor.

This study shows that the Maya could

extensively "exploit and manipulate" their

environment and geography, Acuña said.

Maya agriculture sustained large populations,

who in turn forged relationships across the


The Maya Civilization was far more Complex than we thought,

Major Discovery has Revealed

by Ben Guarino, The Washington Post

Combing through the scans, Acuña and her

colleagues, an international 18-strong

scientific team, tallied 61,480 structures.

These included: 60 miles of causeways, roads

and canals that connected cities; large maize

farms; houses large and small; and,

surprisingly, defensive fortifications that

suggest the Maya came under attack from the

west of Central America.

"We were all humbled," said Tulane University

anthropologist Marcello Canuto, the study's

lead author.

"All of us saw things we had walked over and

we realized, oh wow, we totally missed that."

Preliminary images from the survey went

public in February, to the delight of

archaeologists like Sarah Parcak. Parcak, who

was not involved with the research, wrote on

Twitter, "Hey all: you realize that researchers

just used lasers to find 60,000 new sites in

Guatemala? This is HOLY [expletive]


Parcak, whose space archaeology program has been described as the

love child of Google Earth and Indiana Jones,

is a champion of using satellite data to

remotely observe sites in Egypt and elsewhere.

“The scale of information that we're able to

collect now is unprecedented," Parcak said,

adding that this survey is "going to upend longheld

theories about ancient Maya society.”

With support from a Guatemala-based heritage

foundation called Pacunam, the researchers

conducted the massive and expensive survey

using lidar, or light detection and ranging.

They mapped several active archaeological

sites, plus well-studied Maya cities like Tikal

and Uaxactun.

Lidar's principles are similar to radar, except

instead of radio waves lidar relies on laser

light. From an aircraft flying just a few

thousand feet above the canopy, the surveyors

prickled each square meter with 15 laser

pulses. Those pulses penetrate vegetation but

bounce back from hard stone surfaces. Using

lidar, you can't see the forest through the

invisible trees.

Beneath the thick jungle, ruins appeared. Lots

and lots of them. Extrapolated over the 36,700

square miles, which encompasses the total

Maya lowland region, the authors estimate the

Maya built as many as 2.7 million structures.

These would have supported 7 million to 11

million people during the Classic Period of

Maya civilization, around the years 650 to 800,

in line with other Maya population estimates.

Archaeologist Arlen Chase, a Maya specialist

at the University of Nevada at Las Vegas who

was not involved with this survey, said for

years he has argued that the Maya society was

more complex than widely accepted.

In 1998, he and archaeologist Diane Chase, his

wife, described elaborate agricultural terraces

at the Maya city of Caracol in Belize.

"Everybody would not believe we had

terraces!" he said.

He gets much less push back now, he said.

"The paradigm shift that we've predicted was

happening is in fact happening" Chase said,

which he credits to lidar data. He has seen lidar

evolve from a "hush-hush type of technology"

used by the military to map Fallujah streets to a

powerful archaeological tool.

Chase, who previously used lidar at Caracol,

where as many as 100,000 people lived,

compares this technology to carbon-14 dating.

Radiocarbon dating gives archaeologists a

much more accurate timeline.

L i d a r i s a b o u t t o d o t h e s a m e f o r

archaeologists' sense of space, particularly in

densely forested areas near the equator. Two

years ago, researchers used lidar mapped

dense urban infrastructure around Angkor, the

seat of the medieval Khmer Empire in


For all its power, lidar cannot supplant oldfashioned

archaeology. For 8 percent of the

survey area, the archaeologists confirmed the

lidar data with boots-on-the-ground visits.

This "ground truthing" suggests that the lidar

analysis was conservative - they found the

predicted structures, and then some.

"There is still much more ground to cover and

work to do," said Acuña, who will continue to

study the large ancient Maya city of El Tindal.

Could you imagine, Canuto said, what might

be found through a lidar survey of the

Amazon? With technology like this, no

forested frontiers are final.

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By Chef JD

I am in hopes that you all are enjoying

our cooler weather, I know that I am!

I don't know about you, but I could sit

and watch nature's activity for hours

on these beautiful mornings.

Noticing the calming of our native

animals and the little ones hurrying in

gathering their nuts and such for

winter, in which you can also give our

critters a helping hand in stocking up.

Helping our bird and critters can be

done in many ways, like leaving

craved pumpkins aside so they may

feast and shelter, clean out the bird

houses if you have them and leaving

out heaps of seeds and nuts out for all

(that means the squirrels and

chipmunks also).

Keeping the bird feeders full and

feeders for larger birds and small

critter to feed off will not only help

them to stock for winter, it will also

help the weak ones and young ones

that could not make the trip or lost

their way. Of course, in the small

feeders put your normal birdseed

into, in the other containers put larger

nuts and seeds, like shelled nuts and

the pumpkin seeds. Speaking of

pumpkin seeds... don't forget to save

some for you to munch on, which

brings me to pumpkins themselves.

I personally love the smell of

pumpkin pies baking on these crisp

days; it gets me in the fall mood. So

instead of the norm, because I'm not, I

decided to treat you with one of my

favorite fall breakfasts & desserts.

Pumpkin Pancakes


·1 1/4 cup Unbleached Flour

·3 tablespoons Sugar

·2 teaspoons Baking Powder

·1 1/4 teaspoon Pumpkin Pie Spice

·1 1/3 cup Milk

·1/2 stick Butter (1/4 cup), melted

·3/4 cup puree pumpkin, fresh or


·4 Eggs, large

·1 teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract


Mix dry ingredients together in large


In separate bowl, mix all wet

ingredients together until well


Add wet mixture to dry, mix until

well blended.

Over medium heat, with a non-stick

pan, coat pan with your choice of

butter or oil.

Use either a ladle or a 1/3 cup

measuring cup to portion your

pancakes in the pan. Cook about

2minutes on each side (flip when you

see bubbles forming).

Repeat cooking process

Pumpkin Cheese Cake


·1 1/2 cup Graham Cracker Crumbs

·5 tablespoons Butter, melted

·1 tablespoon Sugar


·1 cup Sugar

·24 oz. Cream Cheese, softened

·1 cup Pumpkin

·3 Eggs

·1 teaspoon Pure Vanilla

·1 teaspoon Cinnamon

·1/2 teaspoon Ginger

·1/4 teaspoon Nutmeg

·1/4 teaspoon Allspice


Preheat the oven to 350°

·Unlatch springpan, line bottom with

parchment paper, re-latch springpan

·Stir together first three ingredients,

until crumbs are coated well

·Press the crumbs to bottom of

springpan and up the side (a little

over half way)

·Bake 5 minutes, set aside while

doing the rest

·In a medium-large bowl, blend

together cream cheese, sugar, and


·Add eggs one at a time, spices &

pumpkin, blending until nice and


·Pour mixture into pan.

·Bake for 60-70 minutes.

·Cool completely on rack, about an

hour and refrigerator.

·Unlatch and remove side of


·Slide Cheesecake off to serving

plate, keeping parchment paper

under cheesecake

*** To help the Cheesecake to not

have cracks: Place small tin bowl of

water on bottom of oven

Next is something that I must

reintroduce, Lobster Newburg, one

of my old favorites. This dish is a

wonderful dish to serve to your

visiting guests or simply for you and

yours. Either way, it's to die for...

Lobster Newburg


·2 cups Lobster Meat, diced

·2 tablespoons Butter

·1/2 teaspoon Paprika

·Salt and Pepper

·2 egg Yolks

·1 cup Cream

·1/4 cup Sherry


Heat lobster & butter in a double

boiler, 3 or 4 minutes. Add your


Beat the yolks with the cream and

pour over lobster. Cook until the

sauce thickens. (Stirring lightly,

without letting it come to a boil.)

Remove from heat and add the sherry.

Serve on hot buttered toast or

crackers as an appetizer or place on a

bed of pasta of your choice for a meal

for 2.

Come and see me at my store and

taste some wonderfully tasty items!

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Arts & Crafts Community –

Gatlinburg, TN: Sandwiched

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