Smoky Mountains Around Town / February 2019


What To See And Where To Be In The Smokies!

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What To See And Where To Be In The Smokies !

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Americas Longest Suspension Bridge

CBD Oil Is Now Legal in Tennessee

The SkyBridge will be the longest

pedestrian suspension bridge in North

America, and the most spectacular and

awe-inspiring experience in the


From the top of the Gatlinburg SkyLift,

the SkyBridge quite literally crosses the

sky as it stretches 680 feet across a deep

valley. Guests will be able to walk across

at their own pace, taking in the views and

enjoying the spectacular setting before

walking back when they're ready. With a

height of 140 feet at its midpoint, the

SkyBridge is an absolutely spectacular

but easily attainable experience you'll

remember for a lifetime - especially as

you cross the glass-floor panels in the

middle of the span. If there's one photo

you'll want to share with family and

friends after your trip to Gatlinburg, it

will be of the SkyBridge.

The South has no shortage of beautiful

trails but there's always something

special about walking across an

adrenaline-pumping suspension bridge.

Gatlinburg SkyLift wants to take your

thrills to new lengths with the most

s p e c t a c u l a r a n d a w e - i n s p i r i n g

experience in the Smokies.

Gatlinburg SkyLift, a scenic chairlift in

the Smoky Mountains that takes you up

five hundred vertical feet to the top of

Crockett Mountain, is owned by North

American ski resort company Boynes

Resort. Now, Gatlinburg SkyLift is

planning to open a 680-foot pedestrianonly

suspension bridge in spring 2019.

The Gatlinburg SkyLift has been in

operation since the 1950s, and was

recently reopened in 2017 after the 2016

wildfires struck the region. From $13 per

child and $16 per adult, visitors can now

soak up gorgeous Smoky Mountain

scenery year-round.

In 1937 the hemp plant was made illegal by

the Federal Government. That law

criminalized marijuana but in the process it

also made the growing, possession and

sale of hemp a crime – even though it has

0% THC in it. THC is the active ingredient

that causes a person to get high and has

been used by man for 5,000 years. In fact,

Christopher Columbus wore clothes made

of hemp and the sails and ropes on his ships

were made of it. Hemp is far more durable

and stronger than cotton. During WW2,

the government allowed companies to

make products and supplies for the war

effort. Once the war was won, however,

they made it illegal again. That's our

government at work.

With the passage last November of the

Farm Bill Act of 2018 CBD (canabidiol)

hemp is now legal in all fifty states. This

now allows consumers to legally access a

natural herbal plant that was, until 1937,

the most used all natural nutrient in the

country. Apparently, this herb is so

effective that even after 81 years people

were still continued to use it thru the black

market. It's hard to understand that

government believes it can jail its citizens

for using a natural, harmless weed that was

put here on earth by God.

Since its decriminalization the sale of CBD

has skyrocketed. Brick and mortar retail

shops are springing up all over the country

along with hundreds of new sites on the

internet every month. It's easy to see why

this is happening. Testimonies from

thousands of people, both in person and on

the internet who are declaring how CB D is

helping them can't be wrong. Surely, they

are all not faking it. What would be the

purpose? In fact, farmers, processors,

distributors and retailers are experiencing

the type of phenomenal growth rarely seen

in business. Wall Street and big business

are paying attention. Farm land is being

acquired, processing plants are being built,

d i s t r i b u t i o n n e t w o r k s a r e b e i n g

established and, as mentioned, retail shops

are leasing space and trade shows are being

scheduled at convention centers in cities

all over the country. Six months ago this

industry didn't even exist! This CBD thing

is going crazy.

Obviously, the expediential demand for

this product is what is driving this. There

can be only one reason for this demand. It

appears that the nutritional benefits of

CBD really helps people with their health

issues. Over the years many fact-based

clinical studies have shown the efficacy

when used for certain medical issues with

literally no side effects. There has never

been a documented case of death from the

use of hemp.

The health benefits associated with the use

of CBD includes: Reduced risk of obesity

and diabetes, Better cholesterol profiles

and lowered risk of cardiovascular disease,

Relief for many types of pain, Reduced

risk of cancer, Brain health, Reduces

nausea, Suppresses muscle spasms such as

restless leg syndrome, Bone disease

protection, Anti-inflammatory benefits,

Anxiety and stress, Treats psoriasis, Slows

bacteria growth, Depression and mood

disorders and Sleep disorders such as

insomnia and apnea.

The body of research on CBD oil has

grown exponentially in the past decade.

Many doctors and scientist are now calling

for the medical community to come to the

realization that cannabinoids exist as a

ubiquitous signaling system in many

organs. Many of them believe that further

research both clinically and in the

laboratory is required.

If you have any questions please call

Smoky Mountain Organics at (865) 365-

1915. They are located at 2274 Parkway in

Pigeon Forge.


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 9

read about them in this paper

Local Area Map

Inside on Page 8

Page 2 Around Town

Brian Papworth Opens “Rampant Lion” in the Glades

Smoky Mountains Arts & Crafts Village

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


all supplies furnished - two or three hour classes

Judy Jones Potter y

A Gatlinburg Pottery Gallery

• Lead Free • Wheel Thrown

• Microwave & Dishwasher Safe

"Browse and watch potter at work"

(865) 430-3472

In The Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community

530 Buckhorn Road, Gatlinburg, TN 37738

Park Resumes Full Operations

With the enactment of the continuing

resolution, staff at Great Smoky Mountains

National Park resumed regular operations on

January 26. Many basic services were

accessible to visitors on weekends and

holiday periods throughout the shutdown

period using a combination of partner funds

and revenue generated by recreation fees.

Park visitor centers are now accessible seven

days a week and reservation services for the

frontcountry and backcountry are fully


Visitors may experience delayed openings

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

this spring at some park campgrounds, picnic

areas and seasonal roads due to a reduced

timeline for seasonal staff hiring and project

planning. An updated park operating

s c h e d u l e w i l l b e p o s t e d o n when available.

“On behalf of the employees of Great Smoky

Mountains National Park, I want to express

our heartfelt gratitude to our partners and

communities for their unwavering support

over the last five weeks,” said Park

Superintendent Cassius Cash. “In addition to

the monetary support offered by our partners

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



One of the Arts and Crafts area's longest

and biggest supporter for the last 20 years

is again helping to bring more life and

rejuvenation to our community. Brian and

his wife, Dana, have committed to

providing another restaurant/tavern

destination for both locals and tourist that

enjoy the food and ambience of a British

style establishment.

Brian came to Gatlinburg in 1995 and

after securing property on Glades Road

built the Fox and Parrot Pub which has

since become an eatery landmark in the

Smokies. Dana, a licensed PA-C health

care provider, has recently opened Echota

Family & Urgent Care facility right next

door to the Fox and Parrot Pub at 1065

we were moved by the number of people and organizations who

stepped up to organize litter pickups and outpouring of generosity

expressed to our employees mealsand gift cards.”

All park staff, including biologists, engineers, education rangers

and administrators have resumed work functions critical for yearround

park operations. Employees are glad to be back at work

protecting resources and assisting visitors in having a safe and

enjoyable experience. If you are interested in helping take care of

t h e p a r k a n d i n f o t o b e c o m e a v o l u n t e e r :

Map Locator # on Page 9 21

680 Glades Road, # 2 • Gatlinburg

Glades Road. Basically, this is the only

medical care location in the Glades. If you

need non-life threatening medical

attention while visiting The Great Smoky

Mountains this is one of your few choices.

The Rampant Lion Celtic Pub and Wine

Bar will feature a typical British fare such

as Tattie and Neeps, Lamb, Bangers and

Mash and Cornish Pasty. The bar carries

more than 80 selections of wine from

around the world. Currently, they have 30

brands of whisky with plans to have more

choices. They are located in the Glades

Arts & Craft Community at 734

Powdermill Road. Turn at the flashing

light of the intersection of Glades Road

and Powdermill Road and go one block.

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

Anakeesta’s new single-rail mountain coaster

is the first of its kind in the United States! As a

single-rail line, riders can ride lower to the

ground on a single track creating a thrilling and

unique experience as you race through the trees

while flying down the mountain. It also allows

you to control your own speed so if you prefer a

slower pace you can do that too!

The Anakeesta Rail Runner takes you on an

exhilarating downhill ride with a 400 ft.

elevation change and can hit speeds of 25 mph.

The ride begins with 1,600 feet of downhill

twists and turns and ends with a scenic uphill

ride back to the top of Anakeesta Mountain.

Riders can ride solo or tandem with a small

Daycare • Boarding • Pick up & Drop off

We have an acre of land for your pets to enjoy while they're boarded

with us. We go the extra mile to keep your companion happy

and safe. Give us a call and our friendly, knowledgeable staff

will be happy to answer your questions.

All major credit cards accepted

817 Powdermill Road Gatlinburg

Rail Runner at Anakeesta

The only single-rail mountain coaster in the United States!

child. Our Rail Runner carts feature back and

headrests for a comfortable and safe ride.


Come and meet owners Brain & Dana and check out the menu which

celebrates the Celtic nations, including fish & chips, bangers & mash,

lamb and more ! With 80 brands of wine from around the world and

currently 30 brands of whisky with more to come.

734 Powdermill Road Gatlinburg 865-567-5217

Including Eateries, Bed & Breakfasts & More

The Arts and Crafts Community is the largest

independent organization of artisans in the

United States. As such it doesn’t disappoint in

the diversity of crafts you can see when you

visit. You’ll find a wide assortment of items from

dulcimers to stuffed bears to ceramics. The

artists often will talk with visitors and discuss

the history of their craft. Each shop offers plenty

of free parking.

Finding the perfect souvenir to remember your

Gatlinburg vacation is easy when you visit the

Over 100 Artists & Craftsmen

Arts & Crafts Community. With over 100 artists

and craftsmen, Gatlinburg’s Arts & Crafts

Community is a living, breathing tribute to the

history of Tennessee. The carvers, weavers,

watercolor artists, casters, soap makers, potters,

silversmiths and dozens of other artisans

skillfully demonstrate their abilities before

thousands of visitors. The community is located

on an 8 mile loop road that’s designated a

Tennessee Heritage Arts & Crafts Trail. The Arts

& Crafts Community can be reached using the

Yellow Trolley from downtown Gatlinburg.

Around Town Page 3

February Happenings & Smoky Mountains Songwriters Festival

By Cyndy Montgomery Reeves

Gatlinburg’s Largest Antique Shop


What are you doing for Valentines Day,

Thursday, Feb. 14th? If you are looking

for that special piano sound where you

can fall in love again or for the first time.

We know two great restaurants to find the

perfect place to dine with your Valentine.

Neesee will be on the piano at Crystelle

Creek Restaurant. Neesee is well known

for her 5000+ cover songs she so

eloquently plays. So whatever your love

song is, we are sure Neesee will know it.

Dinner Specials are being offered for

couples. To be sure you get a seat, call for

reservations 865-430-1551.

Mark Meyer will be on the keyboard at

Three Jimmy's. Couples receive a free

dessert and rose with their meal. There

will be a singles party at the bar.

Valentine meal specials will be served

along with the regular meal.

2nd Monday SMSWF Songwriters

Showcase on Monday, February 11th will

be featuring Erin Ott and her dad, Randy

Ott, and Perry Bonk with host John

Condrone. If you are a singer/songwriter

and would like to perform at one of the

2nd Monday SMSWF Showcases at

Crystelle Creek please contact John

C o n d r o n e a t 8 6 5 - 8 9 8 - 7 3 0 1 o r

The Smoky Mountains Songwriters

Festival is not just for songwriters. It is

also for those of you that love music,

songs. The SMSWF has over 125 live

music shows where #1 Hit Songwriters

tell you the stories behind the songs you

hear on the radio. Songs like Three

Wooden Crosses for Randy Travis, The

Dance, Thunder Rolls and Papa Love

Mama for Garth Brooks, One More Day

for Diamond Rio, Rock My World Little

Country Girl for Brooks and Dunn,

Somewhere in the Vicinity of the Heart,

Allison Kraus and Shenadoah, Check Yes

Check No for George Strait, Watching

You for Rodney Atkins, God Blessed

Texas for Little Texas, How Forever Feels

Mark Meyer

for Kenny Strait, Love Me Like You

Mean It for Kelsea Ballerini, What Part

of No for Lorrie Morgan, Golden Ring for

George Jones and Tammy Wynette, Why

Have You Left the One You Left Me For

for Crystal Gayle, You Lay So Easy On

My Mind for Bobby G. Rice, Loretta

Lynn, Conway Twitty, Roy Orbison,

David Houston, Kitty Wells, Jerry

Springer, Bill Anderson's Po Boys Band,

Pat Boone and Andy Williams. When you

hear these songs on the radio after

learning how the song came into

existence you will forever want to attend

the Smoky Mountains Songwriters

Festival and enjoy music in the

mountains while vacationing in

Gatlinburg. The SMSWF lodging

sponsors you see on the web-site offer

discount for room reservations for those

attending the Smoky Mountains

Songwritesrs Festival. Hotels supporting

the SMSWF are Park Vista Doubletree,

Sydney James Mountain Lodge, Zoder's,

the Historic Gatlinburg Inn, Greystone

Lodge, Edgewater Hotel, Courtyard at

the Marriott, Hampton Inn, Hilton

Garden Inn, Bearskin Lodge, Black Bear

Inn & Suites, Fairfield Inn & Suites

Marriott. Just tell them when you call to

make a reservation you are coming to the

festival and request their special room

rate for the SMSWF.

Performance slots, co-writes with Hit

Writers, workshops, mentoring sessions,

bluegrass camp and entry in the Smoky

M o u n t a i n s S o n g w r i t e r s S o n g

Competition at the 8th Annual Smoky

Mountains Songwriters Festival Aug. 11-


REGISTRATION. These songwriting

opportunities are not just for songwriters.

Anyone who is wanting to learn about the

c r a f t o f s o n g w r i t i n g c a n

p a r t i c i p a t e . D e t a i l s a t Like the Smoky

Mountains Songwriter Festival on

F a c e b o o o k t o k e e p u p w i t h

singer/songwriter events and activity.

Venues with live music in Gatlinburg, TN

include Crystelle Creek Restaurant and

Grill, Three Jimmy's, Ole Smoky

Moonshine, Sugarlands Distillary,

Hoggs Upstairs Tavern, Smoky

Mountain Brewery, and Loco Burros.

Crawdaddy's is known for its Karoke.

at Ober Gatlinburg

Sparky’s Glassblowing

Ask About Our Glassblowing Classes!

Come and watch

Gary at work!





Snow Tubing is now open for the Winter

Season, daily through March 31st, 2019.

Advance Tubing tickets are available

now. You may purchase online or in

person ( for sessions still available* ) at

Ober Gatlinburg.

Join Us at Ober Gatlinburg

for the first ever Snow Jam

presented by Ole Smoky


February 9th, the Po’

Ramblin’ Boys will be

pickin’ and playin’ in the

Loft Lounge, and we will

have special cocktails for

guests featuring spirits by Ole Smoky

Distillery, Tennessee’s first legal

Moonshine Distillery.

The Slopes will be open regular hours

for guests to enjoy until 10pm.

Afterwards, come and warm up by the

fire, sip on some Apres Ski treats and

jam with the Po’ Ramblin’ Boys.

1001 Parkway # 2, Gatlinburg

(865) 436-5423

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)

Now Open In Our New Location!

Every Second Monday...

Smoky Mountain Songwriters Nite


Open Daily 3 pm

Look For Our 150' Lighted Tree

Free Parking On 2 Levels

Easy Handicap Access

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

Pet Friendly Sports Porch...Call Ahead!

1654 East Parkway (Next To Dollar General)

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

Page 4 Around Town

By A. Jann Peitso

The month of February brings on a more reflective time,

hours spent just musing on whatever comes to mind as one

gazes out at the weather. Whether it be gray-tinged skies

about to spew another fit of snow or bright blue skies

holding cold that “cuts right through you”, February is a

time of looking and really seeing, maybe into the future or

right down the path to the past.

Valentines come to mind, handmade paper ones, one from

a secret admirer or the last one that you ever received.

There was that special one with initials that was carved on a

tree. What would that carving look like now after so many


Just what makes someone carve a name on a tree? Is it the

promise that it will remain forever as long as the tree

survives? What makes someone want to find a piece of a

tree limb and carve an object, not just a flat object but one

with shape and dimension like a bird that can be left warm

and life-like in ones curled palm?

How does some creative force emerge from the hands of a

carver? How does that carver know what lies beneath the

planed surface of wood? He starts chiseling, cutting and

carving as a scene evolves of a mountainscape with a

family working their farm or of a mother bear protecting

her cubs.

Perhaps his beginnings were the heart shape carved on a

tree with the initials centered just so.

Carvers of all skills and materials are at work in the Arts &

Crafts community along the eight mile loop road and along

its side roads. These craftsmen are at the heart of the

heritage of this renowned community.

Many are still working while some have passed their

knowledge on to others so that those skills will remain

forever, “as long as the tree survives”.

The very logo of the Arts & Crafts Community is of a

woodcarver and it was carved by a still-creating artisan.

Carry that logo on the brochure as you travel around the

winter-defying shops in the loop.

Visiting in the winter and in February may find less

workshops open but there are plenty for the curious

traveler who likes fewer people and less crowded times.

Some of the open workshops encourage you to come in

“out of the cold” and create.

Maybe you can begin a carving career or just carve for a


That heart carved on a tree could become a heart carved

from wood and placed in someone's hand, a warm

expression of caring or of love, a valentine gift.

As has been said, “some angels leave footprints on the path

of life while others leave handprints on the heart”. So it is

with a woodcarver, using his hands to touch our hearts in

the winters of February.

A. Jann Peitso, art!

170 Glades Road, Gatlinburg • 865-436-2363

We specialize in handmade soy candles,

soaps, and fragrant air fresheners

(865) 325-8142

Crafts & Gifts

Hand-Crafted in the

Smoky Mountains

Located at the Covered Bridge in the Glades

Gatlinburg's Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community

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)

Never Paint Your Nails Again!

No tools ! No heater ! Last two weeks !

Free Samples!

Contact me on Facebook:

My website:

Cheryl Massey

Five Star Rated Hot Dogs, Chili & BBQ!

We now have Soft Serve Ice Cream!

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

968 Parkway, Downtown Gatlinburg (In the Elks Plaza)

Just Fer Paws Is Dogs Best Friend

For All Your Health Needs

• CBD Oils • Salt Therapy •


Essential Oils Pet Products Skin Care

• Supplements •

Essential Oils

• • •

and so much more

(865) 365-1915

2274 Parkway, Pigeon Forge

Since 2013 this Gatlinburg dog and cat daycare and

boarding kennel is the perfect place that allows furry

critters to feel safe and happy. Now owned and operated

by Charlie Evans with the support from his husband Jon

Evans this team has brought professional animal care to

the Smoky Mountains. With his incredible love and

caring for animals Charlie knows what it takes to make a

kennel a safe and pet friendly environment.

Jon is a basic groomer and the office manager and was

originally trained at Norfolk County Agricultural High

School in Walpole, Massachusetts where he graduated in

1986 with a major in Associated Animal Science. He

spent seven and a half years at Holiday Kennels in

Brockton, MA where he learned grooming and the

running and operation of a animal boarding facility.

The kennel is situated on one acre of fenced in outside

play area and indoor temperature controlled facilities.

Individual attention is provided and, if requested, play

with other dogs is available. In addition to boarding pet

owners will find that day care is a good option if they can't

bring their pets to certain tourist attractions. They only

require that you pick up your pet by closing time (5pm)

and please have proof of up-to-date rabies vaccination

since it is required by law.

Along with your pet please bring a care kit including

food, a blanket that smells familiar, shot records and a

We Loan On Anything of Value!

Great Selections On New And Pre-owned Valuable Items

Gold • Diamonds • Guns

regular collar. No prong collars are allowed. To protect all

guest they do not accept unsprayed females over five

months of age. Unneutered males are possible on a caseby-case

basis, but are not guaranteed.

Just Fer Paws Kennel has flexible hours and is open on

Sundays and holidays from 9 am to 7 pm and Mondays

from 9 am till noon. They are located at 817 Powdermill

Road just off of Glades Road. There team goes an extra

mile to keep your friend happy and safe so give them a call

at (865) 430-3383 and they will gladly answer any

questions you may have.

Charlie Evans

Jon Evans

Sunday - Monday - Tuesday

Nite Music at the Creek

A Smoky Jazz Feel with a Bluesy Rock Sound

Featuring: Ben E. Scott Stroupe

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

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

Performing 6:00 till 9:00

1654 E. Parkway

( Next To Dollar General ) Free Parking

Around Town Page 5

Native American Legacies

• Books

• Jewelry

• Moccasins

• Beaded Jewelry

• Flutes

• Drums

• Artwork

• Silver Jewelry

• Rugs

• And Much More

Local Pottery Classes Now Forming

Take home a memory that will last a lifetime!

865- 412-1003

Critical Health News

1402 E. Parkway, #10 Gatlinburg

Ice Bumper Cars

A r st T ed Wolff

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



Open Monday - Saturday

170 Glades Rd., Suite 2, Gatlinburg

By Pharmacist Ben Fuchs

When most of us hear the word yoga, we visualize super bendy,

gooey-muscled gurus and impossible contorted poses. If we

know a little more, we may think of relaxation or centering and

strengthening. While it’s true that yoga can be all of these things,

just 5 or 10 minutes of daily yoga can relax both body and mind,

releasing tension that accumulates in the muscles, and pacifying

an overworked brain. In actuality, yoga is so much more.

The term “yoga” comes from the Sanskrit word for unification,

as in to “yoke” or connect. Yoga was originally intended to

describe a complete physical, emotional, mental and spiritual

practice that linked of these four aspects of being. Historically,

this connection was solidified by activities that consisted of 8

fundamental elements which, when they were exercised

regularly and consciously, were said to support and promote a

joyful and actualized life through moral and ethical conduct and

self-discipline. This eightfold path, called Ashtanga – which

literally means “eight limbs” (ashta=eight, anga=limb) – directs

our minds toward our health and well-being, while helping us

acknowledge all aspects of our nature and the nature of others.

1. Ethical standards

This first limb encompasses our ethical standards and integrity

with regard to our behavior to ourselves, others and situations in

life. These universal practices and teachings can be summarized

best by what we know as the Golden Rules of “Love thy

neighbor as thyself” and “Do onto others as you would have

them do unto you.” The five ethical standards that determine

Yoga’s moral and ethical code, are:

• Living peacefully without engaging in violence

• Being truthful

• Not stealing

• Exercising self-control and restraint

• Neutralizing the desire to acquire and hoard wealth

2. Spiritual disciplines

This second limb further discusses self-discipline and also has

to do with spiritual observances including meditation, regularly

attending temple or church services, and taking solitary

reflective walks.

There are five spiritual disciplines to practice for spiritual health

and well being:

• Cleanliness

• Contentment with what you have and how life is at this very


• Keeping our bodies fit through regular, vigorous exercise to

literally burn up and cleanse it of those desires that stand in the

way of leading a spiritual life

• Spiritual study and self-examination

•Surrender to God (This is more about recognizing that we are

small in the scheme of life and knowing that there is or are a

higher power(s) that is (are) in charge of the universe and what

occurs throughout it—rather than worshiping a biblical

supernatural being.)

3. Physical postures

According to yogic precepts, the body is the sacred vessel that

carries the spirit. Taking care of the body is essential for spiritual

growth. Practicing the physical postures of yoga helps us to

develop the discipline, strength and concentration that are

essential to meditation. In more modern scientific terms,

holding the body in certain positions facilitates, improves and

modifies the flow of electrical energy through the muscles and

connective tissue.

4. Mental postures

As physical postures tone and energize the body, it is also

necessary to tone and energize the mind. This stage consists of

yoga breathing techniques that are designed to control our life

force, cleanse our lungs, oxygenate our blood and purify our

nerves, while clearing the mind of negative emotions like

hatred, passion, anger, lust, greed, delusion and pride.

5. Looking Within

While we live in an external reality, effective living requires

periodically turning our thoughts and awareness away from our

outer stimuli and placing our attention internally. Through selfexamination

and withdrawal from the sensual world, we can

better observe our cravings and bad habits that may be

interfering with our spiritual growth.

6. Concentration

This stage encompasses further honing our powers of

concentration. After relieving ourselves of outside distractions

by looking within, we are better prepared to deal with our own

active minds, loaded down with cares, distractions and desires.

To help slow down our thoughts, concentration has us place our

awareness on a single thought, a specific energy center in the

body, or the silent repetition of a sound. In this manner we turn

our attentions away from the external world and inward,

focusing our mind on a single point.

7. Meditation

Meditation comprises the seventh stage of Ashtanga.

Meditation is the uninterrupted flow of concentration. Although

concentration and meditation may seem like they are the same

things, as in, if you are doing the former, then you are doing the

latter, they are actually different practices. Concentration

involves focusing on one point, while meditation is the act of

being aware, yet having a quiet mind with few or no thoughts at

all. Though this is a challenging state to achieve, regular

practice will always bring progress.

8. Enlightenment

This final stage of Ashtanga is the reward for faithfully

practicing the other 7 limbs; it is a state of peace and

enlightenment that brings about feelings of being at one with the

universe and connected to all living things.

Cannabis Could Be Reversing Damage to Arthritic Joints

Patients report that cannabis puts arthritis into

remission, so the Arthritis Society funds the

research to find out if it’s true.

There’s good news for the 54 million people

who suffer from arthritis: A study commissioned

by The Arthritis Society is investigating avenues

toward developing breakthrough therapies

using medical cannabis.

Canadian researcher, Dr. Jason McDougall,

received a Strategic Operating Grant from the

organization to complete a three-year study on

the ability of cannabis to effectively repair

arthritic joints. McDougall is a professor of

pharmacology and anesthesia at Dalhousie

University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and one of

the world’s foremost pain researchers.

The study aims to discover if cannabis-based

medicine does more than simply dulls pain for

arthritis suffers—what if it can actually reverse

the damage? It’s the first research funded by the

organization to look directly into therapies

derived from medical cannabis.

“People living with arthritis pain are looking for

alternatives to improve their quality of life,”

said Janet Yale, president and CEO of The

Arthritis Society. “We need research to help

answer the many important questions around

medical cannabis and its use. Our goal is to give

Canadians the ability to make informed choices

about their treatment options and to give

physicians evidence-based guidelines to make

treatment recommendations for their patients.

This project is an important step to achieving

these goals.”

The research builds on previous work from

Chinese scientists who found that not only do

arthritic joints contain extremely high

concentrations of CB2 receptors, but that those

sites also suggest a pathway for treatment.

What is a CB2 receptor? In layman’s terms, CB2

is a molecule in the cell wall that acts as a

doorway for cannabinoids to enter the cell. It’s

the cell’s way of flagging down helpful particles

that circulate past it during the day-to-day

functioning of the body.

W h i l e t h e b o d y p r o d u c e s i t s o w n

endocannabinoids that can attach and work on a

cell through CB2 receptors, cannabis-based

medicine also has the ability to walk through the

same door. Researchers believe this may be the

reason why cannabis is effective in treating

disorders like rheumatoid arthritis.

The thinking goes like this: If cannabis-based

medicine can use CB2 receptors to move inside

of cells and directly affect the firing of pain

signals in the joints, can the medicine also repair

joint damage while it’s there?

There are plenty of reasons to think so.

A study in the journal Philosophical

Transactions of the Royal Society B found that

the body’s endocannabinoid system releases

antioxidants that help repair damaged cells

when it becomes triggered by outside


And anecdotal evidence, such as the story of a

Maine woman whose use of cannabis smoothies

led to so much relief that her rheumatoid

arthritis symptoms went into remission, provide

further thought-provoking justifications to

delve deeper into the treatment possibilities of


What’s more: businesses are jumping on the

bandwagon. Canadian medical cannabis

companies Aphria, Inc. and the Peace Naturals

Project have each pledged $100,000 to the

Arthritis Society in order to help foot the bill for

Dr. McDougall’s research. When the market is

bullish on new research, it’s a good sign for


Continued to Page 7


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

Page 6 Around Town

Valley Pools & Spas

Sales • Supplies • Service • Repair

Mine For Your Fortune!

You’re never too old

to play in the dirt

and find some treasures

Fun For The Whole Family !

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)

849 Glades Road, # 1B1, Gatlinburg


Hello Friend (Osiyo Oginali)

We Americans are great ones to preach

freedom. We believe in Freedom. After two

hundred plus years WE ARE STILL NOT

SURE WHAT FREEDOM IS. We argue about

the meaning of freedom. Our Supreme Court is

often engaged in considering changes or

reinterpreting the Constitution of the United

States of America and the Bill of Rights to

broaden or redefine the meaning of freedom.

On December 15, 1791 the United States

adopted ten amendments to the Constitution of

the United States of America which is known as

the Bill of Rights and gave to citizens of the

United States of American the right to life,

liberty, property and the pursuit of happiness,

along with other rights.

We may not know exactly what freedom is,

but we know we got it.

The problem seems to have been that our

ancestors could not define who was a citizen of

the United States of America.

Strange to say that at the very moment these

great ideas were becoming law of the land

thousands of Americans were slaves and would

remain so for nearly a hundred years.

Were these Americans born slaves' citizens

of the United States?

Strange, also, is the fact, that at that same

moment, thousands of American Indians were

being deprived of life, liberty, property and the

pursuit of happiness. This trend would

continue, in some instances, even to our own


These are facts of our history and we do

ourselves and our descendents a grave injustice

when we try to hide unpleasant facts of our

history or explain them away in cloud of

meaningless words.

Patrick Henry, who shouted the immortal

words, “Give me liberty or give me death”,

which became the rallying, cry of the American

Colonies striving to throw off the yoke of

England. For a century later these words could

have been shouted from the cotton fields or

from Indian tribes being forced onto


You and I are not personally guilty of these

crimes and there is no justification for us to

assume a burden of guilt for the actions of our

ancestors. They did what they deemed

necessary at their time in history.

By the same token we have no right or

justification to condemn them for their actions.

Our ancestors lived and were responsible for

their time in history the same as we must live

and be responsible for our time.

It matters not that the white man took Cocke

County, this great land of freedom, from the

Cherokee, who had taken it from the Mound

builders who had taken it from the Early

Woodman Indians or that THEY had taken it

from some earlier Indian tribe so it goes on

back to the ancestors of the American Indian

who crossed the Bering Strait many thousands

of years ago. This is the way of the history of

people. Even the Holy Bible is rife with

histories of one tribe imposing their will over


Freedom, or liberty, is a constantly changing

or elusive ideal to strive for. The meaning of

freedom today had not the same meaning to the

colonies of 1776, nor will today's meaning be

accepted by future generations of Americans.

Our interpretation of freedom must be

constantly updated to comply with the needs of

desires of generation now living.






In this light, there exists a Museum of the

C h e r o k e e n e a r Vo n o r e , Te n n e s s e e .

Appropriately it is across highway 360 almost

in front of the entrance to the reconstructed

English Fort Loudon.

Every person who is remotely interested in

the history of our area should visit and study

these related exhibits of our heritage.

“As told to me by my uncle”.

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


Designs by Matoka

Shaconage Stone Art and Jewelry

170 Glades Rd, #15, Gatlinburg


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

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

Bird Deserves a Medal For Being Dad of The Year

Eastbend Automotive

The photo is not depicting some ten-legged mutant

bird and is not one of those hilarious birds with

arms memes. He's just one brave daddy bird

hauling his four chicklings to safety.

Comb-crested Jacanas are also known as

lillytrotters or Jesus-birds for their ability to

seemingly walk across water. Their gangly legs end

in long twiggy-toes, splayed wide to distribute their

weight across the surface of lily pads and the other

floating plants they walk on.

This allows the water plants to keep these 20 to 27

centimetre (8 to 11 inch) birds afloat as they dart

across the surface of their wetland habitats.

Sally Corte from Queensland, Australia captured

the jacana pictures displaying this species' unique

parenting behaviour. After she'd run back to get her

camera, the chicks were gone, so she snapped an

image of just the adult.

It wasn't until Corte processed the images she was

lucky enough to snap that she realised: "there were

actually 8 dangling legs!”

Comb-crested jacana dads literally pick up their

babies with their wings to carry them to safety.

Considering up to 80 percent of nests can be lost

before they hatch, it's no wonder they'll do

everything in their power to save their precious

chicks from any potential threats.

There have also been claims they relocate their

eggs by carrying them under their chin.

These jacanas can be found in wetlands from

Borneo, though to New Guinea and Australia's

north and east coast to the Canberra area.

Back in 2000, ornithologist Terrence Mace's study

on this species mating system found these birds are

polyandrous, meaning the larger female jacanas

mate with more than one male - between 2-3 males

on average.

After laying their eggs on floating nests, female

jacanas often fly off for fun times with another

lover, leaving their mate with full responsibility for

incubating these quite strikingly patterned eggs all

by themselves.

The males then become the sole carers for the

awkward floofs on stilts once they've hatched.

Mace believes this unusual mating strategy may

have evolved due to their high rate of clutch loss -

the more eggs laid, the greater the chance some

birds might make it.

“I've witnessed other male jacanas sheltering their

chicks in the same way from rain," Corte told us.

"What awesome dads!"

Oil Changes, Tires, Brakes, Tune-Ups and Friendly Service!

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

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

Around Town Page 7

Elks Care and Elks Share

By Jim Yonan PER

Hope y'all are staying warm. Winter has arrived in

the mountains, it is 21 degrees as I type this.

Glad to see 2019 here. It’s going to be a good year

for all of us.

My first picture is of Tennessee Elks Charitable

Trust Raffle tickets. They are only $20 and $5 goes

to our lodge and then a $500 winner out of each 100

we sell, then into the $5000 draw. Please buy one as

they help fund our nursing scholarships. Call me at

865-567-7345 and I'll get you a ticket. Thank you in


My next picture is six new Elks members initiated

Monday, January 28th. Welcome new members.

That could be a picture of you when you talk to me

about joining while buying your ticket.

My last picture is of Kahuna and Dolly Neese

Chandler who is here in Gatlinburg hiring bands to

play at their new business Ole Red Gatlinburg

opening in March 2019. It's a 9 million dollar, multi

level 16,000 sq ft entertainment venue. Bringing

Nashville classic menu with them. Blake Shelton

will be here from time to time. Welcome them to


I hope y'all enjoy the rest of winter and our little

groundhog will be out February 2nd to let us know.

Remember, Kahuna loves you!!


Photography / Gallery & Studio / Workshop

Sadie is a 1 1/2 yr old Husky Mix

looking for a good home and Wiz is

a 5 year old Domestic Short Hair

Mix also hoping to be adopted

soon. Adoption fee for Sadie is

$125 and $60 for Wiz. Fees cover

their first set of vaccinations,

spay/neuter and microchip. The

Sevier County Humane Society on

Gnatty Branch Road is open

Tuesday thru Thursday from Noon

until 7:00 pm and Friday thru

Sunday from Noon until 5:00 pm.

For Adoptions

Call John at Hidden Hills Animal

Rescue: 865-255-3557

Cannabis Could Be Reversing Damage to Arthritic Joints

Continued from Page 5

The reality is that cannabinoid receptors

play a crucial role in the regulating the

body’s immune system. What’s not clear

is exactly how they operate. From a

strictly biological perspective, autoimmune

disorders like rheumatoid

arthritis, and chronic disorders like

osteoarthritis don’t make much sense.

Why would the body attack itself or be

unable repair such crucial functions, like

joint dexterity? The discovery of

cannabinoid receptors at inflammatory

sites may provide an answer.

Thanks to a litany of previous works in

this arena, McDougall’s team already

knows that cannabis-based medicines act

directly on CB2 sites and suppress

inflammation and pain by mediating

immune responses at the sites of

inflammation. This suggests that the

body’s reaching out for molecules to help

it reconstruct its vital elements.

The next step will be to see if changes to

the medicine create different responses

in the body. If researchers can discovery

new ways in which cannabinoid

receptors take up or use medicines, it

could open a window of treatment

possibilities. So much of our current

knowledge is in the theoretical sphere,

with most doctors and patients simply

t h a n k f u l f o r e f f e c t i v e p a i n

treatment—whether it’s understood or

not is a secondary concern.

As our knowledge of the body’s

endocannabinoid system grows, and we

look further into the means by which

cannabis-based medicines reduce

inflammation and affect nerves, we’re

likely to discover novel ways of

treatment—and possible ways to reverse

the long-lasting joint damage of arthritis.

While McDougall’s research has yet to

be completed, results are expected soon.

By Kathryn Sherrard

You may know that the black bears cared

for at Appalachian Bear Rescue in 2018 have

all been released back into their wild habitats.

It was a successful year for ABR as we

released a total of three yearlings and nine

cubs-of-the-year. The final releases of cubs

occurred in December, so currently the

facility has no bears in residence. This

permits the curators and volunteers to

perform needed cleanup and repair tasks to be

ready for the first rescued cubs of 2019.

In fact, some of those 2019 cubs are being

born as you read this. All bears are born

during the winter – from mid-January through

mid-February, while the mother is

hibernating. ABR has chosen the date of

January 22nd as the “official birthday” of all

ABR bears. This is an arbitrary date, of

course, but it falls approximately in the

middle of possible dates when cubs are born.

The birth of bear cubs is truly remarkable.

The mother bear (sow) mated in June or July

of 2018. She may have mated with more than

one male (boar) during her brief estrus period.

Therefore, multiple cubs may have different

fathers.Any blastocysts that form are “put on

hold,” that is, they do not continue to develop

but float within her uterus until the sow is

ready to hibernate several months later. At

that time, if she is healthy and has gained

adequate body weight, the blastocyst(s) will

implant into the uterine wall and eventually

develop into a cub(s). However, if the female

is underweight and/or unhealthy, the

By Pelican Water

Disposable plastic water bottles are an environmental

nightmare. A million plastic bottles are purchased every

minute across the globe, but only nine percent are

recycled. Most of those bottles are made from

polyethylene terephthalate, which takes over four

hundred years to naturally decompose.

Appalachian Bear Rescue

Happy Birthday, Bears!

blastocysts never implant or produce cubs,

saving the lives of both the mother and her

p o t e n t i a l o ff s p r i n g . T h i s a m a z i n g

reproductive strategy of the black bear is

known as delayed implantation.

Assuming that all has gone normally, the

mother will give birth to her cubs in January

or early February, while hibernating.

Although a litter may have from one to six

cubs, the typical litter size is two or three. The

sow is semi-awake and experiences labor

pains (hard to believe since the cubs weigh

less than a pound and are about the size of a

cola can). The mother pulls them to her

abdomen, where the nearly hairless newborns

absorb some of their mother's body warmth as

they suckle. They grow rapidly on the sow's

rich milk that is nearly 30% fat (as compared

to 3% fat for human's or cow's milk).

Cubs develop quickly; born blind, deaf and

with no strength in their hind legs; within a

month they are active, rambunctious balls of

fur. Alternating between playing, sleeping

and nursing, they develop muscular strength

that will be required when they leave the den

in two or three months. Meanwhile their

mother alternates between sleeping, nursing

her young and cleaning up after them (a

mothers' work is never done!) To illustrate

how quickly they grow, in recent years ABR

has admitted six-week-old cubs that weighed

almost three pounds - a weight gain of half a

pound per week! The sow and her cubs will

remain in the den until spring.

What about other bears? It's possible that

you may see an adult or sub-adult bear out of

the den during this month. Bears are solitary

animals and do not share a den with another

bear. Because their body temperature only

drops a few degrees they are able to rouse and

move around, often even changing their den

site during the winter. Therefore, if you

encounter a bear in the woods or elsewhere

during the winter, you should not be alarmed.

Simply keep your distance and do not attempt

to get close to the bear. Watch from a distance

and enjoy the sight. Just as during the rest of

the year, under no circumstances should you

try to feed the bear. Bears do not eat, drink,

defecate or urinate during their hibernation

period, so they do not need any supplemental

feeding during the winter.

In the year they are born, bear cubs are

called “cubs-of-the-year” or “spring cubs.”

The latter is because they are not seen until

spring, when the sow brings them out of the

den. Many people assume this name means

that they are born in the spring, like many

other animals. But it simply refers to when

they make their first appearance in the outside

world. ABR is unlikely to admit any 2019

cubs until April at the earliest. We will be

ready for the first arrival.

If you want to learn about that first cub and

a n y o t h e r s w e r e c e i v e v i s i t :

Photos are posted every day, so you can see

what is going on at the ABR facility and at our

Plastic #7 bottles may leach Bisphenol A (BPA), a

synthetic chemical capable of affecting estrogen activity

in both women and men. Not all #7 plastics contain BPA.

Bottles made from #1 plastics may Leach DEHP , a plastic

softener used to increase bottle flexibility.

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!

Yo u c a n a l s o v i s i t o u r w e b s i t e a t and our

blog at

Why You Shouldn’t Refill Disposable Water Bottles

considered less likely to release harmful chemicals than

#1, 3, 6, and 7 plastics. These plastics are considered more

durable and less likely to leach or break down over time.

Even so, they should be recycled if they show signs of

cracks or other damage, or if they become discolored.

Avoid exposure to excessive heat or sunlight.

Even for people who try to avoid plastic, single-use plastic

bottles are often unavoidable. If you buy soda or fruit

juice, chances are it comes in a plastic bottle. In an attempt

to minimize their environmental footprint, many people

reuse disposable plastic bottles, filling them with tap

water or water from whole house water filters.

Unfortunately, this may not be as safe as you’d think.

Is It Safe to Reuse Plastic Bottles?

Plastic bottles made from #1 and #7 plastics can leach

harmful chemicals into water and other liquid over time.

As the plastic ages, cracks and other damage appear in the

bottle, increasing the amount of chemicals absorbed by

the liquid contained in the bottle.

What types of chemicals are we talking about?

Can You Get Cancer from Reusing Plastic Water Bottles?

High levels of DEHP have shown adverse effects in

animal testing, delaying sexual maturity in test subjects

and damaging the livers of rats and mice. The effect of

DHEA on the human liver is unknown, but the

Department of Health and Human Services considered the

compound to be a possible carcinogen.

BPA’s ability to disrupt normal estrogen levels is linked to

an increased risk of breast and uterine cancer. The

chemicals is also linked to lower testosterone levels,

miscarriages, and impaired childhood development.

Which Number Plastic Bottles are Safe to Reuse?

Plastics designated as #2, 4, and five plastics are generally

Is Plastic #5 Safe to Use?

Made from polypropylene, #5 plastics are one of safer

plastics to use and reuse/ Polypropylene is considered

microwave and dishwasher safe, but not this means only

that the plastic does not warp when it’s heated, and is not

an indication of the plastic’s safety for human use.

As a rule, choosing non-plastic drink containers is better

for you–and much better for the environment. Stainless

steel water bottles are well-suited for outdoor use, while

glass bottles, porcelain, and ceramic containers can be

used indoors. Fill your non-plastic, reusable containers

with tasty, clear water from a whole house water filter, and

you can drink without worrying about what chemicals

might be leaching out of your drinkware.

Page 8 Around Town

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



Wings, Subs & More

Dine-in Available

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


631 Ski Mountain Road Gatlinburg

To National Park



Park Vista


Airport Road



Sugarlands Visitors




LeConte St.

M & O St.

Neil’s Gallery


Ski Mountain Rd.

Best Friend

Local Artist ...

Robert A. Tino

Originals, Canvas, Paper Prints

• Oil Paintings

• Acrylics 24

• Watercolors

Located at the Covered Bridge in the Glades

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

Watch Glass Artist J. Hills




Art Glass

M&D Hills


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

Maples Lane

Riverside Road

170 Glades Road #30 Gatlinburg

Judy Jones Pottery


Need Medical A en on While Visi ng


1065 Glades Road Gatlinburg

Since 1998


Authentic British Pub

in East Tennessee!

33 Draught Beers

120 Bottled Beers

30 Hot Teas

Traditional British Food

436-0677 (865) 11

1065 Glades Road, Gatlinburg


170 Glades Rd. • 865-436-2363


Every Night !

Open Daily

3 pm

(865) 430-1551

Follow Me To The Tree

www. CrystelleCreek.


1654 East Parkway • Gatlinburg



Lead Free

Wheel Thrown

Dishwasher Safe

Microwave Safe


"Browse and watch potter at work"

In the Arts & Crafts Community 16

530 Buckhorn Road, Gatlinburg



734 Powdermill Road Gatlinburg 865-567-5217


865-436-2500 1

(Located behind Calhoun’s Restaurant)

1004 Parkway, #301 • Gatlinburg

To Newport

2 12

Judy Jones


454 N.




Buckhorn Road

Duck Pond Lane

Skiddy’s Place


Pittman Center Road

Cardinal Drive

Birds Creek Rd. (Route 454)






Hidden Hills Rd.

King Rd.

25 22




Artist Crafts








Glades Road


Arts & Crafts


Duck Pond Lane

Watson Road



17 7





Traffic Lights




Jayell Road

Powdermill Road


Map Is Not Drawn To Scale



E. Parkway (Route 321)





It’s Against The Law

Upper Middle Creek Rd

Map Location Numbers

Post Office


Splash Country

Veterans Blvd.

Local Area Map

Gatlinburg-Pigeon Forge-Sevierville

Pigeon Forge

Traffic Lights

Pigeon Forge/Sevierville


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


Gatlinburg Farmers Market

Roaring Fork


Dudley Creek






Ogles Drive West

Little Pigeon




Teaster Lane

Baskin Creek



Old Mill Ave.

Old Mill Rd

Biblical Times



Route 66




3 31




The Acquarium

Campbell Lead Road

Gatlinburg Bypass Road


Welcome Center


Route 66


Jake Thomas Road








Pine Mountain Road


Dolly Parton Parkway

Wears Valley Road

Titanic Museum

Little Pigeon River

Apple Valley Road

Forks of the River Parkway

To I-40


Covered Bridge in the Glades

849 Glades R oad # 1C1

Kountry Antics

Featuring Country Decor, Jams, Salsa

Handmake Soap, Cottage Candles

Come Browse Our Shop Filled With Treasures

(865) 436-0040

Arts & Crafts Community


600 Glades Rd., Suite 2, Gatlinburg

Fowler’s Clay Works

Take home a memory that will last a lifetime!

865- 412-1003


In Wood Whi lers Complex @ Glades Rd.


1402 E. Parkway, #10, Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg’s Largest Antique Shop

325-1411 (865)

373 Parkway, Gatlinburg


Sparky’s Glassblowing

Watch Gary at Work

Glassblowing at its best!

849 Glades Road



Value. Everyday. 27

1219 E. Parkway, Gatlinburg

Award Winning Sauces & Marinades

Pottery - Drinks - Gifts & More

(865) 446-0971

The Covered Bridge, Glades Rd.

Gatlinburg 25


Heartwood Galleries

“Your Art is Where Our Heart Is”


(865) 661-6207

1450 E. Parkway, Gatlinburg

For icy steps and sidewalks mix one teaspoon of Dawn dish

soap, one tablespoon of rubbing alcohol and 1/2 gallon of hot

or warm water. Pour the solution over these areas, they won’t

refreeze. The benefit of using this method as opposed to road

salt - no more salt eating away at your concrete.


Watch Us Make Candles



In the Arts & Crafts Community

331 Glades Road • 865-436-9214

Gatlinburg Trolley

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Around Town Page 9

Around Town

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

Anywhere You See The Street Trolley Sign














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JUNE 1 7


JULY 1 7








Thank You to the following businesses for your support

from Hidden Hills Animal Rescue

Crystelle Creek Restaurant

1654 East Parkway, Gatlinburg

Foot Gear

1004 Parkway, #301, Gatlinburg

Ober Gatlinburg

1001 Parkway, Gatlinburg

Misty Mountain Soap

601 Glades Road, (Morning Mist Village) Gatlinburg

849 Glades Road, (Covered Bridge) Gatlinburg

The Smiths

680 Glades Road, #2, Gatlinburg

Kountry Antics

600 Glades Road, # 2, Gatlinburg

Fowler’s Clay Work

1402 E. Parkway, #10, Gatlinburg

Jim England Restaurant Group

Best Italian & Howards Steakhouse, Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg Elks Lodge #1925

968 Parkway #7, Gatlinburg

Chef JDs LLC

600 Glades Road #4, Gatlinburg

American Sideshow

373 Parkway, Gatlinburg

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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Around Town

Smoky Mountains Around Town

Around Town

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P.O. Box 368, Gatlinburg, Tennessee 37738

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Chef JD

Kathryn Sherrard

Danny Lewis

Ken Wayne

A. Jann Peitso

Jim Yonan

Ben Fuchs

Paul Murray

Sandi Oliver

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Neil’s Gallery

Best Friend

Located at the Covered Bridge in the Glades

Local Artist ...

Robert A. Tino

Originals, Canvas, Paper Prints

• Oil Paintings

• Acrylics

• Watercolors


849 Glades Road, 2B6 • Gatlinburg

Heartwood Galleries

1450 E. Parkway

Gatlinburg, TN 37738

(865) 661-6207

“Your Art is Where Our Heart Is”

Largest selection of sculptured

wood artifacts in Galinburg

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

Go 3 miles. We are on the right.

Please Don’t Feed The Bears

A Fed Bear is a Dead Bear

The Best Italian Bakery in Gatlinburg



118 Bruce St, Sevierville, TN (865) 412-1200 Visit us on Facebook

By Chef JD

600 Glades Rd #10 Gatlinburg

Come in

Enjoy FREE


of FUDGE or

samplings of Chef JDs

Award Winning

Sauce & Marinade!

The Covered Bridge, Glades Rd. Gatlinburg

Hello my fellow readers & Happy


Yes winter it is! Cabin fever is

setting in and the roads have

become quieter. This is the time of

year when you contemplate what

you, and or, your loved ones plan

on doing for the year; vacations,

changing jobs, growing your

business, or maybe relocating.

Whatever it may be, don't forget to

cuddle up to your honey this

Valentine's Day.

Valentine's Day is supposed to

remind us to love each other on a

one special day, however, should it

not be each and every day? Should

we not be grateful for the love that

is given to us, shown to us, and the

love that we bestow on others? Just

like Christmas, I believe that we

should give and share our kindness

and love year round, not just on

designed reminder days. So on that

note... lets us start by putting a

smile one's face from eating a

sweet from a sweetheart. Plus, this

will also put a smile on your face

because it is simple.


Blueberry Mini Cakes

*Preheat oven to 350°


1 Box – Plain Muffin Mix (or cake


2 cup Blueberries, frozen

2/3 cup Brown Sugar, packed

1 tablespoon Cinnamon

4 tablespoons Butter, melted


·Using individual muffin tins or

small baking ramekins; pour

melted butter to just cover the


·Cover brown sugar evenly over


·Place blueberries on top of brown


·Follow Muffin Mix directions and

add Cinnamon

·Carefully place mix on top of

blueberries, filling to 3/4 full

·Bake 20 – 23 minutes

·Cool for 15 minutes, on rack Run

paring knife or butter knife around

sides of muffins

·Place small plate on top of muffin,

flip over and slowly remove baking

vessel from muffin

Now we cannot forget the easy one

dish comfort food. Can we? No we

cannot... Who likes chicken? Who

likes apples? So why not combine

them, yummy!

Baked Chicken & Apple Dinner

*Preheat oven to 350°


·2 pounds Chicken Breast, skinless

& boneless (you may substitute for

5 lbs of thighs or legs)

·1 cup Honey

·1/2 cup Brown Sugar

·1/4 cup Teriyaki

·2 Golden Delicious Apples,

seeded and 1/2 inch wedges

·1 tablespoon Parsley


·In bowl combine everything but

chicken, mix well

·Spread chicken out evenly in a

13x9 baking pan

·Pour mixture on top of chicken

·Bake 90 minutes (1-1/2 hours),


You can serve the above just as it is

or, poke a couple of holes in a

couple of washed potatoes; add a

dab of butter before wrapping with

foil and bake along the side of the

baking dish, the last 45 minutes.

In closing I would like to get a tad

off track... As you may know, I am

located at The Covered Bridge on

Glades Road here in the Arts &

Crafts Community - Gatlinburg,

TN. and so is many other shops and

such. We are not going anywhere

any time soon. Yes, hours and days

have changed when we are all open

for the first couple of months of the

New Year, but we're still here. So

here is who is here at The Covered

Bridge: Miracles on Manes

(salon), More than a Candle (soy

candles), Serendipity (ceramics),

Spit Rail Eats, Chef JDs (a must

see), Lynn's Knotty (needle

works), Misty Mountain Soap, The

Jewelry/Rock Spot, Neil's Gallery

(paintings & more), Hills Creek

Gallery (many beautiful gift ideas

for you & yours), Sparky's Glass

Blowing (watch, buy or take

classes) & Cupid's Pedal (florist,

quilt shop & more). Last but far

from least... Body of Christ - a

nondenominational gathering on

Sundays - Everyone is welcome!

I will have more info in the next

month write-up, on all what is

offered and when, here at The

Covered Bridge.

Enjoy the heartfelt month and may

it extend throughout the year!

Chef JD

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