Smoky Mountains Around Town / March 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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Do you remember Clint Eastwood’s memorable

saying “Go Ahead and Make My Day”?

Well Gatlinburg Rotary Club is going to make

somebody’s day on March 19, 2019 at the Park

Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials

announced that a pavement preservation project

began, February 19 on Little River Road. A thin

pavement overlay will be applied to the entire

length of the 16.5-mile roadway between

Sugarlands Visitor Center to the Townsend Wye

along with associated pull-offs and parking lots

and the 1.5-mile Elkmont Road leading to the

campground. The project should be completed

by September 20, 2019, work schedules subject

to revision as needed for inclement weather.

Visitors traveling on Little River Road should

expect weekday, single-lane closures and traffic

delays through June 14 and again from August

19 thru September 20. Single-lane closures are

permitted from 7:00 am on Mondays through

12:00 pm on Fridays. The lane closures will be

managed with flagging operations. Parking

areas and pull-offs will be closed intermittently

for pavement application. To better

accommodate visitors during periods of high

visitation, no lane closures will be allowed

Vista in Gatlinburg during the 5th Annual

Gatlinburg Rotary Club Reverse Raffle

fundraiser as someone will win $10,000 cash.

This year’s theme will be a Western theme with

everyone welcome to wear their boots, hat,

shirts and belt buckles for a rompin-stompin

good time. Heavy hors d/oeuvres and wine and

beer will be complimentary with a cash bar

available. Door prizes will be given out during

the drawing.

March 19th festivities start at 5:30 pm and ticket

prices are $200.00 for up to 2 people. Need not

be present to win.

Hey Pardner we look forward to you coming out

and joining us!

Mingus Mill Foot Bridge Temporarily Closed

Great Smoky Mountains National Park crews

will be replacing the foot bridge leading to

Mingus Mill beginning Monday, March 4

through Thursday, March 14, necessitating a

temporary closure of the area. The repairs will

be made in time for the seasonal opening of the

mill later in April.

Mingus Mill is located a half-mile north of the

Oconaluftee Visitor Center. The parking area

and Mingus Creek Trail will remain accessible

to visitors throughout the work period.

Park Announces Paving Project on Little River Road

during peak summer months, weekends, or

holidays including the week before and after

Easter from April 12 thru April 26.

The Federal Highway Administration awarded

the $ 6.5 million paving contract to GC Works,

Inc. Road work will include the application of a

thin lift overlay to preserve the life of the

pavement. Potholes will be patched before

application of the pavement overlay.

In addition to this work, the park is also

overseeing tree removal work along various

roadways in the park including Little River

Road between Sugarlands Visitor Center and

Metcalf Bottoms Picnic Area, Elkmont Road,

Cherokee Orchard Road, Roaring Fork Motor

Nature Trail and Gatlinburg Bypass. Motorists

should expect delays due to single-lane closures

associated with this work thru April.

For more info about temporary road closure

v i s i t w w w. n p s . g o v / g r s m a n d f o l l o w

SmokiesRoadsNPS on Twitter. -NPS-

Park Announces New Chief Ranger

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

officials announced that Lisa Hendy has

been selected as the new Chief Ranger. In

April, Hendy will oversee employees in the

Resource and Visitor Protection Division

who perform law enforcement duties,

wildland fire operations, emergency

medical services, search and rescue

operations, backcountry operations, and

staff the emergency communications


Hendy brings a wealth of experience to the

position after serving at several parks with

complex ranger operations including

Yosemite National Park, Grand Canyon

National Park, Yellowstone National Park,

Arches National Park, and Rocky

Mountains National Park. She is currently

the Chief Ranger at Big Bend National Park

where she has fostered interagency

partnerships with local, state, federal, and

international organizations to manage law

enforcement and wildland fire operations.

“Lisa has demonstrated incredible

leadership in managing law enforcement,

fire, and search and rescue operations at

some of the nation’s busiest parks," said

Superintendent Cassius Cash. “She’s built

strong programs by investing in local

partnerships with neighboring agencies to

help make areas safer for visitors and

residents. She is going to be a great addition

to the park’s management team.”

Hendy has served in regional and national

leadership roles as a member of the

Intermountain Special Events and Tactics

Team, National Search and Rescue Working

Group, Pacific West and Intermountain

Incident Management Teams, National

Drowning Prevention Advisory Board,

National Preventative Search and Rescue

Working Group, and a lead instructor for

National Technical Rescue Training. She’s

also received several accolades for her

performance including being the recipient

of the prestigious Harry Yount National

Park Ranger Award in 2011. This is a peernominated

award and one of the highest

recognitions that a park ranger can receive

honoring excellence in protecting resources

and serving visitors. In 2007, she received

an Intermountain Region Exemplary

Service Award for life saving efforts within

Grand Canyon National Park.

Hendy grew up in Chattanooga, TN and had

her first backcountry experiences in the

Smokies where she backpacked as a youth.

She continues to be a tremendous outdoor

enthusiast and enjoys kayaking, climbing,

hiking, and canyoneering.

“I am looking forward to returning to my

home state in the park that provided my first

real outdoor adventures,” said Chief Ranger

Lisa Hendy. “It will be a pleasure to be

involved in the efforts to protect a place that

was so instrumental in defining my passions

and ultimately my career.”

Hendy received her Bachelor of Science

Degree from Auburn University with a

major in Park and Recreation Management.

She also received her Master of Science

Degree from Utah State University in

Biomechanics and Exercise Physiology. In

addition to her Federal law enforcement

commission, she is also a certified

paramedic and has certifications as a

structural firefighter, wildland firefighter,

aviation manager, technical and swiftwater

rescuer, and several leadership roles for

incident management teams. -NPS-


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Arts & Crafts Community Has a New Leathercrafter

What do you call someone who works with

leather? The short answer is a Leathersmith.

Those in the industry may have a different

opinion depending on their particular work

specialty. For example, a person who makes

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Arts & Crafts Community

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saddles may want to be called a saddle maker

while a person who processes leather may be

referred to as a tanner. In any case the end result

is beautiful pieces of art that feels good and

looks great.

Stephanie Costantini is one of those craft artist

that has come to the Arts and Crafts

Community in the Glades. She emigrated here

from France and first settled in Montana where

she learned the skill of working with leather.

She specializes in wallets, handbags and cases

for I-pads and tablets which keeps her busy

stocking her display shelf's. Check it out – it's a

really cool gift item.

Into The West Leather is located at 170 Glades

Road, #2 in Gatlinburg. You can visit the

website at Stop

by and watch her creating something you might

like! Please see their ad on Page 7

Grand Ole Opry member Blake Shelton and Ryman Hospitality

Properties, Inc. (NYSE: RHP) have now opened a third Ole Red

entertainment venue in the heart of Gatlinburg, Tennessee.

Ole Red Gatlinburg is a $9 million, multi-level 16,000-squarefoot

entertainment venue with a two-story bar and restaurant,

retail area, performance space, dance floor and exterior terrace.

Its chef-driven, Shelton-inspired menu will feature a few

Nashville classics like Hot Chicken & Waffles as well as BBQ,

burgers and additional Southern favorites.

Designed to embody the spirit of Shelton’s clever, irreverent hit

“Ol’ Red,” the Ole Red brand is part of Ryman Hospitality

Properties’ strategy to create digital content, retail products and

entertainment venues that celebrate the country lifestyle and

resonate with country music’s rapidly growing consumer base of

more than 100 million people across the United States.

Ryman Hospitality Properties Chairman and CEO, Colin Reed,

said, “With 12 million annual visitors and a rich country music

legacy, Gatlinburg is an ideal destination for the Ole Red brand.

We know the Smoky Mountain region is tremendously popular

with country lifestyle consumers, and we believe Ole Red offers

a unique entertainment experience that will attract even more

visitors to the area.”

Smoky Mountains Arts & Crafts Village

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


all supplies furnished - two or three hour classes

Blake Shelton / Ryman Hospitality Bring Ole Red To Gatlinburg

The venue will be equipped with state-of-the-art performance

equipment including concert-level production and sound

capabilities, along with LED screens throughout the space.

Programming will include curated concert line-ups, showcases

for up-and-coming talent and more to be announced as the venue

nears completion.

Blake Shelton said, “Gatlinburg is one of my all-time favorite

places. This part of the country is full of people who love good

food, great music, family and most importantly, a good time.

That’s what Ole Red is all about, and I am so happy to give my

fans another place to have fun in Gatlinburg.”

The Ole Red Gatlinburg announcement comes a few weeks

before Ole Red Nashville, a multi-level 26,000-square-foot

entertainment venue in the heart of Nashville’s famed Lower

Broadway opened. Ole Red Nashville includes a two-story bar

and restaurant, retail area, performance space, dance floor,

private event space, and a 6,000-square-foot rooftop with an

indoor/outdoor bar and restaurant featuring panoramic views of

Lower Broadway. Ole Red Gatlinburg and Ole Red Nashville

join Ole Red Tishomingo, which opened in September of 2017 in

Shelton’s hometown of Tishomingo, Okla.

Reed continued, “It was our intention to make this

announcement from Gatlinburg today. Unfortunately due to the

inclement winter weather, we had to change our plans. I would

like to sincerely thank everyone in Gatlinburg who was involved

in making this great venture possible. We are thrilled to be a part

of the city’s growth, and we look forward to coming back to

Gatlinburg very soon.”

Ole Red Gatlinburg is located at 511 Parkway, the main drive into

town from Pigeon Forge. Ryman Hospitality Properties holds a

long-term lease on the building and is working with Tuck-Hinton

Architects and Anderson Design Studio on the project.

Over 100 Artists & Craftsmen

Eateries, Bed & Breakfasts & Much 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 Arts & Crafts Community. With

o v e r 1 0 0 a r t i s t s a n d c r a f t s m e n ,

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

Ye l l o w Tr o l l e y f r o m d o w n t o w n


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

Sit, Relax & Enjoy Your Stay at Anakeesta

Pigeon Forge Corvette Expo

Come see some incredible corvettes when you are in the

Smoky Mountains! Corevettes will cruise from the LeConte

Center in Pigeon Forge to the Tail of the Dragon on March 15,

2019. Come and see all the beautiful autos!

The Corvette Expo brings fans of the American muscle car

from all walks of life to the Great Smoky Mountains.

The two-day

event features

hot cars and fun,

fast times for

those showing

a n d v i e w i n g

Corvettes at the


After a day of adventure sit back and relax with

family and friends in Firefly Village.

Camp up around our fire pit, kick back in a

rocking chair, enjoy a cold beer or ice cream

cone, listen to music, watch the sunset or even

listen to a story teller sharing Great Smoky

Mountains adventures or tales of days gone by

on our patio; however, you choose to relax at

the top of Anakeesta Mountain there are

panoramic mountain views to enjoy and fresh

mountain air to breath in.

The firepit at Anakeesta is a hub of activity so

come and enjoy the beauty of the Great Smoky

Mountains with the best view in Gatlinburg.

25th Annual A Mountain Quiltfest

Celebrate the art and heritage of quilting at the 25th Annual A

Mountain Quiltfest. Quilters from all around will come

together in Pigeon Forge for this ultimate quilting event. A

Mountain Quiltfest is a five-day long event from March 19 thru

23. Quilters have the opportunity to attend classes that are

based on skill level and technique. There will also be a quilt

show that displays a variety of quilts for your viewing pleasure.

Quilters can choose between different categories which they

can enter their quilts to compete. The winners will go home with

some great prizes! Check out the vendors’ booths for a variety

of quilting necessities and unique accessories. 865/ 453-8574

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

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Gatlinburg’s Largest Antique Shop

By Cyndy Montgomery Reeves

Jane and Gary Morris more popularly

known as New Rain are back performing

at Crystelle Creek on Tuesday nights.

Having shared the stage with or opened

for Gregg Allman, Three Dog Night,

Blood, Sweat & Tears and Lacy J. Dalton,

Gary's own "locomotive" style on his

shiny, black 12-string is soulfully suited

to his smoky voice. Blended with Jane's

pure, dynamic vocals and harmonies,

they are truly a magical duo that was

artistically destined to happen. To sum it

all up and borrowing a previous

description of Gary and Jane Morris,

"The combination of both voices together

creates a seamless harmony that fits every

song like a glove." That is New Rain.

They call the Great Smoky Mountains of

Gatlinburg, TN home, but their music

will take you on an acoustical journey

through Folk, Rock, Blues and Classic

Country. Not only did New Rain tour for

years in the southeastern United States,

they also performed Europe, Mallorca,

Spain and Scotland when they played at

the international Edinburg Festival.

The SMSWF is proud to say New Rain

was part of the local founding

songwriters who performed in the 2011

Preview Event that started the Smoky

Mountains Songwriters Festival as well

as being a part of the first actual festival

itself. The SMSWF is now celebrating

it's 8th Annual Smoky Mountain

Songwriters Festival Aug 11-18, 2019.

Songwriters from all around the world

will be in Gatlinburg performing their

original songs. There will be over 125

Free Live shows and a couple of ticketed

concerts.The downtown strip becomes a

Nashville Juke Box. It is a great way to

spend a late summer vacation.

Wait till you learn the stories behind the

songs you hear on the radio. Hit writers

who have written songs like One More

Day for Diamond Rio, Three Wooden

Crosses for Randy Travis, Watching You

for Rodney Atkins, The Dance for Garth

Brooks, Somewhere in the Vicinity of the

Heart for Alison Kraus and Shenandoah,

Rock My World Little Country Girl for

Brooks & Dunn, How Forever Feels for

Kenny Chesney, Walk On for Reba

McEntire, Southern Star for Alabama,

Hearts Aren't Made To Break for Lee

Greenwood, That's What I Love About

Sunday for Craig Morgan, Check Yes,

Check No for George Strait, Just to See

You Smile for Tim McGraw and She's

Everything for Brad Paisley will be

performing throughout the weekend.

Plan to be back in Gatlinburg for this

great event now. Make your reservations

for the third weekend in August before

you leave to go home.

If you are a singer songwriter who would

like to perform in this year's festival or if

you have written a song that you would

like to enter into the 2019 SMSWF Song

c o m p e t i t i o n , p l e a s e g o t o to sign up.The

SMSWF also offers mentoring sessions

with Hit Writers, Workshops, as well as

an actual Co-writing experience with Hit

Writers.The Public is welcome to

participate; after all there is a song in

everyone. Come enjoy and learn about

the craft of songwriting. Deadline to

enter the competition and to sign up to

perform is April 30, 2019.

Performing at the March 11, 2019 2nd

M o n d a y S M S W F S o n g w r i t e r s

Showcase at Crystelle Creek Restaurant

and Grill will be Casey Clark, Amanda

Pruitt, Aaron Tessis, Kevin Mahoney

and host John Condrone. Starts at 6:30

pm. Venues with live music in

Gatlinburg, also include Three Jimmy's,

Ole Smoky Moonshine, Sugarlands

Distillary, Hoggs Upstairs Tavern,

Smoky Mountain Brewery and Loco

Burros. Crawdaddy's is known for its


If you are a singer songwriter and would

like to perform at the 2nd Monday

SMSWF, please contact host John

Condrone at 865-898-7301.

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,


average, our Ski & Snowboard

s e a s o n b e g i n s i n e a r l y - m i d

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 weather!

Snow Tubing Season, however, is

predictable… We always open Snow

Tubing on the Saturday before

Thanksgiving and we Tube through

March 31.

1001 Parkway # 2, Gatlinburg

(865) 436-5423

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)

New Rain on Tuesday Nights

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

Have you had a flu shot? Do you cover your mouth when you


Do you wash your hands after you play with the dog, after you

touch that money or after you use the grocery cart?

How do you keep from getting enthusiasm? How do you put up

barriers between you and creativity?

How do you protect yourself from excitement and imagination?

What is “awesome” and have you ever had a bout of it? Have

you been in places where you come in close contact with others

who are carriers?

Do you ever drag around for days, filled with “the blahs” and

having nothing to inspire you?

Then you haven't caught what is contagious In The Loop!

Driving through the 8 mile loop, the official “arts & crafts

community” of the Gatlinburg area, will protect you, for the

most part, from being affected by any contagious element

spreading there. But get out and start visiting shops, galleries,

and restaurants and even stay in the lodgings nestled among the

curves and rises of the roads and you will catch IT!

Curiosity brings on surprise at discovering craftspeople who are

skilled at what they do.

Enthusiasm for visiting the next and then the next handcrafting

member creeps over you like a warm blanket offering a chance to

enjoy a few more pages of a great book.

Your Imagination Quotient begins to climb as you think that

maybe you could create as these folks do. Each artisan is an

example of being imaginative, enthusiastic and creative while

still being able to survive.

This time of year, many of the arts & crafts members are creating

their work at home, not in the shops. They are used to winter

bringing on a period of time when they feel inspired to create

anew, when enthusiasm bubbles forth and their curiosity to try

something different added to their perfected skills seems to fill

them with new energy.

For you insisting on continuing your journey to those open

workingshops, be warned. You stand the chance of contracting

enthusiasm, excitement in creating, your imagination reaching

new heights and your innate sense of being able “to do” surfaces.

You may even be able to sit down with a master artisan and create

together, just ask.

To quote Albert Einstein.”Creativity is Contagious, Pass It On”

A. Jann Peitso, art!

170 Glades Road, Gatlinburg • 865-436-2363

We Loan On Anything of Value!

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Lynn’s Knotty Shop Opens in the Glades

Just wanted to take a minute to say hi and introduce myself...

My name is Lynn and I just opened Lynn’s Knotty Shop in the

Glades. I specialize in handmade crochet items including

Afghans, Vests, Hats, Jewelry and so much more.

I can also do custom work and special orders. I have dedicated

additional space for more accessories you may need to complete

your new look.

I also carry various other products you might want to check out as

there are new shipments arriving just in time for spring.

So stop in and say hello, you know all about me, let me learn

about you so I can serve you better.

I am located at The Covered Bridge, 849 Glades Road Suite 2B1

in Gatlinburg. See my ad on Page 2

Lynn & Meka

Indoor Gem Mine for All Weather Fun

Natural Soaps, Lotions & Bath Products

Hand Crafted In Our Shops!

601 Glades Road (Morning Mist Village)

849 Glades Road (Covered Bridge Complex)

Crafts & Gifts

We specialize in handmade soy candles,

soaps, and fragrant air fresheners

(865) 325-8142

Hand-Crafted in the

Smoky Mountains

Located at the Covered Bridge in the Glades

849 Glades Road # 2A1 Gatlinburg

Sunday - Monday

Nite Music at the Creek

A Smoky Jazz Feel with a Bluesy Rock Sound

Featuring: Ben E. Scott Stroupe

After doing local arts and crafts fairs for 12 years in the

Cleveland Ohio area I moved to Gatlinburg, Tennessee in

May of 2013 to open a shop, The Jewelry Spot on the Arts

and Crafts Loop and became a member of The Great

Smoky Arts and Crafts Community (GSACC). The

GSACC is a one of a kind community on an 8 mile loop

with over 100 independent artist in Gatlinburg.

I am also a member of The Foothills Craft Guild located in

Knoxville, Tennessee and the American Business

Women's Association (ABWA).

The Rock Spot came from my passion for creating jewelry

using gemstones, primarily precious and semi-precious

birthstones. Since opening The Jewelry Spot, I have

expanded The Rock Spot to have an ever changing

selection of quality rocks, fossils, crystals and more at

reasonable prices. I now have an indoor Gem Mine for all

weather fun.

Come see us at The Covered Bridge, 849 Glades Road,

S u i t e 1 B 7 i n t h e G l a d e s . 4 4 0 / 4 7 8 - 1 8 4 1 .

Performing 6:00 till 9:00

1654 E. Parkway

( Next To Dollar General ) Free Parking

Cherokee Orchard Road Loop to Close Temporarily

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)

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

officials announced that the Cherokee Orchard

Road Loop will be closed for tree-removal

work beginning Monday, March 4 through

Friday, March 15. This 1-mile, single-lane

loop section of Cherokee Orchard Road begins

just past the Noah Bud Ogle Cabin. The cabin

and parking area will remain accessible to


The loop will be closed to all vehicles,

pedestrians, and cyclists throughout the

closure period to allow for the safe removal of

damaged trees along the narrow road corridor.

Hikers are encouraged to use one of the other

trails to access Mt. Le Conte and to enjoy other

areas of the park during this temporary

Info on temporary road closures -

w w w . n p s . g o v / g r s m o r f o l l o w

SmokiesRoadsNPS on Twitter.

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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.

Native American Legacies

• Books

• Jewelry

• Moccasins

• Beaded Jewelry

• Flutes

• Drums

• Artwork

• Silver Jewelry

• Rugs

• And Much More

All major credit cards accepted

817 Powdermill Road Gatlinburg

Local Pottery Classes Now Forming

Take home a memory that will last a lifetime!

865- 412-1003

1402 E. Parkway, #10 Gatlinburg

Critical Health News

By Pharmacist Ben Fuchs

Essential oils (EOs) are volatile chemicals that

concentrate and contribute aromas and medicinal

properties to plants. They’re found in all

vegetation and can be extracted via distillation

techniques to exploit the pharmacological and

fragrance features.

While EOs have many health benefits for various

bodily systems, throughout history they’ve been

particularly valued for their ability to treat skin

health issues and to help maintain the health and

beauty of the body’s largest organ. They’ve been

topically applied to accelerate healing from burns

and wounds, included in skin preparations that

claimed to prevent wrinkles and visible signs of

aging and they have been exploited for their

supposed antimicrobial effects too.

Some of these benefits are associated with a skin

cell’s ability to, in effect, “smell” essential oils. As

it turns out there are actually little spaces on the

outside of a skin cell that can precisely fit with

essential oil molecules. These little spaces are

similar to the little spaces on the cells that line the

nasal cavity. They’re called olfactory (smell)

receptors and they allow us to distinguish the

smell of an onion form an orange or mocha from

manure. Recently it’s been discovered that skin

cells also have olfactory receptors and some of

these can hook up with components of essential

oils. When this occurs various elements of skin

chemistry can be initiated which may include the

growth of cells to speed healing, extrusion of

collagen fibers to prevent wrinkles and

stimulation of hydration factors to help maintain


Essential oils have another interesting property.

They can help improve the penetration of active

and medicinal ingredients in topical preparations

through the skin surface. Under ordinary

circumstance the outermost portion of the skin,

the stratum corneum acts as an effective barrier to

the penetration of these types of substances. Yet

the driving of materials through the skin

(scientists call this property “transdermal

delivery”) offers many advantages over oral or

intravenous dosage forms. For one thing,

medication delivered into the blood through the

skin bypasses liver detoxification which can

reduce the potency of medication. For another,

such delivery allows medication to get into the

body without depending on absorption through

the digestive tract which is oftentimes


I often hear: “I love your name!” I don't mind, I also love

all kinds of pizzas, humans included! I've read,

Americans eat 18 acres of pizza every day. Wow!

I've collected recipes for this yummy edible, including

breakfast and dessert pizzas for years. When your

publishers said I could send articles now and then, I

thought, ah ha, and asked, “Can I write about pizza?”

Many pizza doughs have similar recipes, some are

prepared using large hand mixers and others use food


Here's a recipe adapted from Cuisinart's Elite Collection

Recipe Booklet for 7-Cup Food Processor. It is tasty,

versatile, and easy to prepare. (A good electric mixer

recipe can be found in Better Homes and Gardens New

Cook Book and for professional recipes, visit

Basic Pizza Dough For Food Processors

Makes 2-9” crusts or one 14” crust.

1 Pkg. 5/16-oz. Active Dry Yeast

1 Teaspoon Sugar

⅔ Cup Warm Water (105-115˚f)

1 ⅔ Cup Unbleached, All-purpose Flour

1 Teaspoon Olive Oil + More To Coat Dough

¾ Teaspoon Kosher Salt

In liquid measuring cup, dissolve yeast and sugar in

warmed water. Let stand 5 minutes until foamy.

Insert chopping blade into food processor. With FP

running, add rest of ingredients. Pour yeast mixture

through feed tube as fast as flour can absorb it.

Process until dough clings to sides and forms a ball.

Improving the penetration of active skin care

ingredients can also make it easier for nonmedicinal

active ingredients like vitamins and

peptides to provide skin health benefits. And the

transdermal effects of essential oils are not

insignificant. In an article published in the

International Journal of Pharmaceutics some

were found to increase the penetration of topically

applied medications into the blood by 30 times.

If you want to take advantage of essential oil’s

transdermal penetration try squeezing the liquid

out of a Vitamin A or E capsule, mixing it with a

little lavender or lemon EO in the palm of your

hand and applying it to your face after washing.

You’ll get skin health benefits from essential oil

and you’ll improve the activity of the blended

vitamins. By the same token you may want to be

careful about using EOs in creams or lotions that

contain preservatives as the penetration of those

potentially toxic materials can be enhanced too.

7 Interesting Essential Oils for Skin Health

•Lavender – helps heal burns, anti-bacterial and

anti-fungal, soothing and calming

•Germanium – dry and aging skin

•Patchouli - oily hair and skin

•Violet- anti-inflammatory, anti-acne

•Sandalwood- healing especially effective for

cracked chapped skin

•Bergamot – anti viral properties can help prevent

and heal cold sores

•Rose- soothing, ideal for sensitive skin

There is one simple reason why cannabinoid

based treatments have gone from being "taboo" to

highly sought after in a few short years.

"It Works”

You may not know that cannabinoids are found

naturally in many foods including black pepper,

flax, hops, dark chocolate and oregano. The

human body naturally produces cannabinoids as a

way of reducing inflammation and provoking

relaxation. Cannabinoids are present in breast

milk and may be critical to infants survival.

Whether suffering from stress, anxiety, insomnia,

digestive problems, inflammation, blood sugar

disorders, physical pain, slow healing, etc. etc.

you may, in fact, be suffering from a cannabinoid


By Teri Pizza


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.

Continue processing 30 seconds to knead dough. Dough

will be slightly sticky.

Lightly coat inside of a large bowl with olive oil. Add

dough, turn to coat with oil; cover bowl tightly with

plastic wrap and let rise in warm place 1 hour.

While your dough is resting, prep your toppings: sauce,

vegetables, and cheese. Cook and drain meat toppings

such as ground sausage.

To keep pizza from sticking, lightly oil pan and sprinkle

liberally with cornmeal.

After dough has rested, place it on a lightly floured

surface. Punch it down and with hands or roller, form it

into desired crust size. Build up edges. Place in pan.

Immediately bake 12 minutes or until brown. Spread

sauce on hot crust, then add rest of ingredients.

Bake 10-15 minutes 'til bubbly. Remove from oven;

sprinkle with seasonings, if desired.

Tip for cleaning sticky or pasty ingredients from a food

processor. Fill bottom third of device with hot tap water, add a

drop of dishwashing liquid; pulse 20-seconds to loosen material

trapped under blades. Repeat once or twice with hot water only.

Remove blades. Hand-wash attachments and bowl in soapy

water, rinse, and air dry. (Adapted from the book Brilliant Food

Tips & Cooking Tricks.)

Next month look for alternate crust recipes including

sourdough, cauliflower, and biscuit mix.

Please send your recipes or comments to me at

PS-It's great to be back.

Ice Bumper Cars

Where The Locals Go


and much more


(865) 436-3600

976 Parkway, Downtown Gatlinburg

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Mine For Your Fortune!

You’re never too old

to play in the dirt

and find some treasures

Fun For The Whole Family !

Valley Pools & Spas

Sales • Supplies • Service • Repair

849 Glades Road, # 1B1, Gatlinburg

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)

Hot Tubs

Swimming Pools

Game Tables

(865) 908-0025

3059 Birds Creek Rd, Sevierville

Hello Friend (Osiyo Oginali)

Sure, they do, and Cocke County is one of the few

places left in the world where you can still see trout love

in the making.

Slip to the unpolluted headwaters of some Cocke

County's mountain stream and find a sandy and pea size

gravel bottom pool where the clean, pure, sweet

mountain water falls into the pool generating bubbles of

air in the cool white water.

WARNING: Do not cast your shadow over the water,

talk loudly or throw rocks into the pool. The trout will not

make love if they hear or see you. You must be quiet and

still to see this miracle of nature.

In the first warm days of spring you might see a bright

colored male trout flashing all the colors of the rainbow,

his namesake, and less brightly colored female

performing their “circle of love”. With head to tail with

bodies arched the pair form a circle as they move over the

pond sometimes for days as they love each other.

Finally, their loves play becomes oh so gentle as they

settle quietly in an isolated sandy gravel spot in the pool.

There they will lay quietly side by side tail to head as they

slowly sweep a depression in the sandy bottom with their

tails. Soon the female will settle herself into this “Nest”

stiffen her body and deposit a few hundred pale white

eggs each the size of a county match head. Immediately

the male become quite agitated and settle himself over

the clutch of eggs and deposit his creamy white “Melt”

Value. Everyday.

Open till 1:00 am

1219 E. Parkway, Gatlinburg

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

over the eggs as they lay in the sand. Then they will again

lay head to tail as they slowly wag their tails covering the

eggs with sand and gravel. After and hour or so they will

slowly move away become strangers once again.

“As told to me by my uncle”.

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

Designs by Matoka

Shaconage Stone Art and Jewelry

170 Glades Rd, #15, Gatlinburg


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

When: March 7 - 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Where: Park Vista in Gatlinburg, TN

Cost: Free, open to the public

Register at

DLiA is excited to announce the Great

Smoky Mountains Science Colloquium,

co-hosted by DLiA and Great Smoky

Mountains National Park. This annual

event highlights the research, conservation

and education efforts being made to

understand, manage and restore the unique

biological diversity in the Smokies and


Scientists consider the GSMNP to be one of

the most biodiverse locations in North

America. In the midst of such species

richness, DLiA conducts an ongoing

project to inventory all species that exist in

the park. The All Taxa Biodiversity

Inventory (ATBI) seeks to catalog the

estimated 60,000-80,000 species living in

Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

The project continues to develop reports,

maps, databases, GIS tools, and natural

DLiA Announces 2019 Science Colloquium

IMPORTANT NOTICE Hearing lots of reports

coyotes are coming within 50 ft of decks and homes.

Watch your pets, supervise all times, on leash. A coyote

can clear an 8 ft fence and kill medium size pets.

WARNING The next 4-6 weeks is mating season for

coyotes! Do not let your dogs out alone and don’t allow

your outdoor cats to roam. Although coyotes are

prevalent in outlying and rural areas, they’re also

thriving in suburban and urban areas.

Coyote breeding typically peaks in late February and

early March, gestation period averages 58 to 63 days.

Male coyotes can become more aggressive during this

time, coyotes always pose a risk to your dog and other

small pets. That risk increases during mating season.

Spay or neuter your pet. Coyotes are attracted to and

can mate with unspayed or unneutered domestic dogs.

Unspayed female dogs in season can attract male

coyotes. Un-neutered male dogs can be lured away by

the scent of a female coyote in her ovulation cycle.

Additionally, male dogs can be lured by the female

coyote’s scent and killed by male coyotes. You should

also be mindful that clever coyotes learn the daily

schedules of people and their pets. If you let your dog

out every evening at 9 pm, chances are that a coyote is

well aware of your routine. He might be waiting in the

shadows at 9 pm sharp. So change your schedule a bit,

walk your dog on leash close to you and always keep a

close eye on them.

history profiles that describe the biology of

this rich landscape. These tools enhance

park management and provide information

to a wide audience in an effort to promote

science and conservation of biodiversity.

Research partners will present on a variety

of topics of research in the park, including

· the effects of the 2016 Chimney Tops fire

on life in the park

· an exploration of the park's vegetation


· ongoing research investigating nuisance

black bears and hogs

· understanding how climate change is

affecting the park's fish

· salamanders and dung beetle species in the

park, and more.

A special workshop will be held this year

from 3:00 to 4:00 PM to introduce Species

SnapIt & MapIt, a program designed to

engage citizen scientists to help map the

species of the Smokies using their

smartphone. This workshop is free and

open to anyone who wants to learn more

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

rangers are recruiting volunteers to

adopt a monitoring plot in areas

throughout the park. In an effort to

track nature’s calendar, or phenology,

volunteers will collect information as

part of an important research project

tracking seasonal biological data such

as plant flowering dates and the

presence of migratory birds.

Previous experience is not necessary

but an interest in science and love for

nature are characteristics of a

successful volunteer. A 3-hour training

workshop is provided and will include

topics like tree identification

techniques, stages of tree change

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about the biodiversity of the Smokies and

help with this fun project. Visit to


call 865-430-4757 - and follow us

on facebook

Park Recruits ‘Adopt-a-Plot’ Volunteers

throughout the year, fruit and flower

identification and phenology data

collection protocols. Volunteers must

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

opportunities which will be held at

Sugarlands Visitor Center on Saturday,

March 9 from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm and

at Oconaluftee Visitor Center near

Cherokee, NC on Saturday, March 30

from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm.

Plots are available for adoption near

parking areas at several locations in the

park. Volunteers will monitor their

adopted plot at least two times per

month from the first leaf bud in spring

to the final leaf drop in fall. The Adopta-Plot

project helps us better

understand how changing weather

patterns affect our diverse ecosystem

and the seasonal timing of wildflower

blooms and fall color.

If interested in this volunteer

opportunity, contact Paul Super at or 828-497-

1945. More on phenology research

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

Around Town Page 7

By Jim Yonan PER

170 Glades Road #2 Gatlinburg

How y'all doin??

Looks like we are on our way out of

winter here in the mountains. Shorts

are back and Kahuna is happy about


My first picture is of dear friends

Jim and Sandi Burns and me. They

are members of Elks Lodge #684 in

Frederick, Md. They come to

Gatlinburg a lot and we have a great

time when they’re here. They will

be retiring here too. Love them.

My second picture is of Bec's Grill

& Bar where Skiddy’s used to be.

Elks members Becky and David

Hadden have opened up there. Stop

in and have some food and a

beverage. Let's support local

business. Tell them you saw it in

Kahunas article.

My third picture is of the Elk in

Cherokee. They are beautiful and

out in the field a lot. Was raining the

day I was there and they were still

out. Up over the mountain and there

they are.

If you notice my theme in my article

is usually about The Elks. I am a

member and past Exalted Ruler of

Gatlinburg Elks Lodge 1925 and

would like to talk to you about

joining our lodge. WE do a lot for

OUR community including shoe

programs for kids and Christmas

Baskets, Nursing Scholarships,

Trade Scholarships and we have a

fish fry for kids and guests. We also

have activities at the lodge.

Come on Spring time and RIVER


Love y'all, Jimbo

The 5 Healthiest Types Of Rice

By Matthew Kadey, MS, RD

Sable is a 1 year old Pit Bull Mix looking for a new

home and Alaska is an 18 month old Domestic

Short Hair Mix also hoping to be adopted soon.

Adoption fee for Sable is $125 and $60 for Alaska.

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 p.m.

and Friday thru Sunday from Noon until 5:00 P.M.

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

By Kathryn Sherrard

On Valentines Day ABR received the first

bear of the year. Bear #282, nicknamed Hartley

Bear, is a very small yearling. At 13 months of

age, he should weigh around 50 pounds, but

little Hartley weighed only 12 pounds when he

was brought to us by a KY wildlife officer. He

had been found in a ditch and was emaciated,

malnourished and literally starving to death. In

addition to his tiny size, he had many ticks and

had significant alopecia (hair loss) around his

face, on his legs and paws, and on his belly. He

was truly a pathetic looking little bear, as you

can see from the pictures. We do not know

how he became separated from his mother,

with whom he should have denned during the

winter, but it was fortunate that he was spotted

by a motorist who reported the bear to the

Kentucky wildlife agency.

Taken to UT College of Veterinary

Medicine, Hartley was examined, treated for

the ticks and other parasites, and hydrated. He

was released to the care of ABR curators, with

the precaution to proceed very slowly with

feeding, to avoid the possibility of refeeding

syndrome. He was housed in the Cub Nursery,

which is usually reserved for cubs-of-the-year

who are not much bigger than this little


During the 20+ years of existence, ABR has

admitted a few other bears in March. Most of

these were yearlings like Hartley. When we

received a COY (cub-of-the-year) in February

or March we were sometimes able to foster

them to a wild mother, in a den with cubs of her

own. This is the best option, as a wild mother

is better able to care for a tiny cub than we are.

Sometimes it isn't possible, however, which is

why we have continued to develop our facility

to include the Cub Nursery, the Rehabilitation

Center for injured bears, and the Cub House.

Additional Cub Houses are being constructed

now, but the construction project will be put on

hold until we no longer have bears in


In early March of 2013, ABR admitted

triplet cubs from SC, weighing not quite 3

pounds each. The cubs became “famous,” as

news media related their story and continued to

follow the progress of the cubs. We don't know

if we will receive a cub this month, but if a cub

is in need of our help we are ready. In the

meantime we will focus on our little Kentucky


Hartley Bear is progressing, albeit slowly,

and in the week since he arrived he has quickly

lapped up the small amounts of bear milk

replacement formula that the curators give him

every four hours. At the suggestion of the UT

veterinarians, Hartley is now getting a bowl of

Pedialyte to keep him hydrated. He actually

climbed up the side of his pen, too, showing an

increase in energy that hadn't been seen before.

Hartley sleeps a lot on his soft bed; rest is


Appalachian Bear Rescue

As you are out and about in the park and

surrounding areas, you may begin to see bears

who are emerging from their winter dens. At

this time of year the bears are somewhat

groggy. There is not much food available yet,

so they are still living off of the fat they stored

last fall. Please remember that it is important

for you to keep your distance – the park rule

that you should be no closer than 50 yards (150

feet) from a bear is an important one to follow.

You should be at least that far away from sows

with new cubs, as you don't want to do

anything to alarm the nervous mother bear.

And of course, the rule about not feeding bears

applies all year long.

Although we probably will not admit any

more bears until April, you can follow our tiny

yearling, Hartley, and watch for the first COY

to arrive. Just visit our Facebook page: You

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 If you are in

T o w n s e n d y o u c a n s t o p b y o u r

Visitor/Education Center in the Trillium Cove

Shopping Village at 125 Painted Trillium Way.

You can see photos and videos of cubs we’ve

cared for in the past, talk to knowledgeable

volunteers and purchase souvenirs of your

visit. The center is open Tuesday through

Saturday from 10 to 4; closed Sunday and

Monday. We’d love to see you there!

Rice is an ancient staple for billions of the

planet's modern denizens, but it has come

under attack in recent decades. First came the

low-carb craze, which considered eating rice

an express ticket to Pudgeville. Now the

upswing in Paleo eating has spurred a new

generation of rice bashers into full gallop.

For many cultures, this humble grain

symbolizes nourishment, prosperity, beauty,

and even fertility—hence the custom of

tossing rice at newly wedded couples). For

people who train hard, rice can provide a

winning mix of the nutrients an active body

needs to perform its best.

Though other gluten-free grains like quinoa

and amaranth are all the rage these days, rice

remains a nutritious choice if you know what

to look for. Here's how to get the most out of

the world's most abundant foodstuff.

1. Brown Rice - Varieties of brown rice such as

Jasmine or Basmati still contain their germ and

bran layers, meaning they provide fitness buffs

with a range of important nutrients including B

vitamins, bone-building phosphorus, and

magnesium. Although data shows that about

half of all Americans don't consume their daily

quota of magnesium, this mineral is needed for

proper muscle functioning. Low levels of

magnesium may also contribute to or at least

predict heart disease.

T h e d i e t a r y fi b e r t h a t b r o w n r i c e

provides—about 5 grams in each cooked

cup—can help quell the hunger pangs that lead

to gut-busting junk-food binges by slowing

down digestion. Brown rice has a great nutty

flavor absent from the white variety.

Directions for a perfect pot of rice every time:

1. Place 1 cup brown rice, 1 1/2 cups water, and

a couple pinches of salt in a medium-sized


2. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, and

simmer covered until rice is tender; it takes

about 30 minutes.

3. Remove from heat and let stand covered for

10 minutes.

4. Fluff rice with a fork.

For better flavor, cook your rice in coconut

water. One taste of the finished extra-sweet

rice and you'll never go back to using regular

water again.

2. Wild Rice - It looks like rice and grows like

rice but, botanically speaking, wild rice is not

rice at all. Native to North America, wild rice is

a seed of an aquatic grass traditionally

harvested via canoe by indigenous

populations. Much of the modern wild rice on

store shelves has been tamed, cultivated in

man-made paddies.

You can still find some organic, handharvested,

lake-grown wild rice in certain

speciality stores. Wild rice delivers an

impressive range of nutrients: phosphorus,

immune- and testosterone-boosting zinc,

magnesium, and B vitamins, including the

cancer-protective folate.

Wild rice has a chewy texture and smoky, nutty

flavor which stands up well to rich-tasting

items like game meats or when used in soups

and salads. The only downside is that wild rice

can take up to 60 minutes to cook, so consider

preparing a big batch. Or soak the grains

overnight, which will slash the cooking time

by about 30 percent.

3. Sprouted Rice - If you want the most

nutritional bang for your buck, pick up a bag of

sprouted rice. To make sprouted rice,

companies kickstart the process of

germinating the grain. The process encourages

the rice to start growing into a plant—which

increases its nutritional value.

A "Journal of Functional Foods" study found

that germinating brown rice caused an uptick

in levels of gamma-aminobutyric acid

(GABA), a compound which may support

your mood and heart health. Sprouted foods

such as rice are easier to digest and are quicker

to cook since the hard outer shell is softened

during the sprouting process.

Made with California-grown sprouted brown

rice, Planet Rice is a top-notch brand.

4. Wehani Rice - A creation of the forwardthinking

Lundberg Family Farms in northern

California, Wehani is a russet-colored, slightly

chewy, long-grain heirloom rice which fills the

house with the appetite-inducing aroma of

buttery popcorn as it cooks. Its flavor is

somewhat reminiscent of brown basmati rice.

Keep an eye out for stellar black Japonica rice.

As with other whole-grain rice, Wehani is rich

in complex, slow-digesting carbohydrates

needed to fuel hard-charging muscles. While

we love all protein does for a sculpted

physique, it's important to remember that

carbohydrates deliver most of the energy

needed to sustain those high-intensity gym

sessions. Think of a side dish of whole-grain

rice with your meal as fuel for your engines

during workouts.

But beware: Go easy on Wehani and other lessprocessed

rice types shortly before its time to

hoist that iron; the extra fiber may leave your

tummy crying foul mid-workout.

5.Black Rice - This striking variety is

cultivated in China and possesses a praiseworthy

sweet, nutty taste, and chewy texture.

Recent research discovered that the bran layer

of black rice contains a surfeit of

anthocyanins. These are the same type of

antioxidants, found in dark berries such as

blueberries, which sweep through a body

looking for cell-damaging free radicals to

knock out.

Look for Chinese black rice at some healthfood

stores and Asian markets. A reliable

brand is Lotus Foods, which sells the grain

under the name Forbidden Rice ... folklore

says that the prized grains were once only

served to emperors in ancient China.

Not to be confused with wild rice or Thai black

sticky rice, this non-sticky medium-grain rice

becomes a vibrant purple when cooked and

can add a real "wow" factor to mealtime. It's

especially good in a stir-fry or salad.

Rice consists of three components: the

endosperm, the bran, and the germ. The bran is

where much of the dietary fiber is found. The

germ harbors a bundle of vitamins and

minerals. When brown rice is processed to

make its ghostly counterpart, the bran and

germ are removed, leaving behind what's

mainly just endosperm.

In the endosperm, you find little more than

quick-digesting carbohydrates, making white

rice a nutritional dud compared to more

nutrient-dense brown. By encouraging a

sudden rise in blood sugar, forkfuls of white

rice can also spiral into fat gain. For this

reason, it's best to prioritize the whole-grain

guises of rice discussed below.

Page 8 Around Town

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• Extra Virgin Olive Oils

• Balsamic Vinegars

• All Natural Sea Salts

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(865) 436-0040

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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


Sparky’s Glassblowing

Watch Gary at Work

Glassblowing at its best!

849 Glades Road



Heartwood Galleries

“Your Art is Where Our Heart Is”


(865) 661-6207

1450 E. Parkway, Gatlinburg


1065 Glades Road Gatlinburg

Apple Valley Road

Since 1998


Authentic British Pub

in East Tennessee!

33 Draught Beers

120 Bottled Beers

30 Hot Teas

Traditional British Food

865-436-0677 11

1065 Glades Road, Gatlinburg


Celtic Pub And Wine Bar 13

734 Powdermill Road Gatlinburg 865-567-5217


865-436-2500 1

(Located behind Calhoun’s Restaurant)

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from Hidden Hills Animal Rescue

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1654 East Parkway, Gatlinburg

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680 Glades Road, #2, Gatlinburg

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1003 Glades Rd., Gatlinburg

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170 Glades Rd., Gatlinburg

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Heartwood Galleries

1450 E. Parkway

Gatlinburg, TN 37738

(865) 661-6207

“Your Art is Where Our Heart Is”

Largest selection of sculptured

wood artifacts in Galinburg

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

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Neil’s Gallery

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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

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The Covered Bridge, Glades Rd. Gatlinburg

Hello my beautiful people!

By Chef JD

Happy Saint Patrick's Day!! The indication that Spring

is finally knocking on our back door, yeah! I can't wait

for that wonderful fresh smell and bold fresh colors

from the trees, flowers, vines and grass... bursting open

and reaching for the warmth of the sun. Besides nature

smiling upon the Spring we too tend to do the same.

This time of year we tend to open our doors and

windows to welcome nature into our homes. We tend

to do Spring cleaning to welcome the new beginnings

& start planning out what we are going to do for the rest

of the year. Isn't life grand? So let's get cooking!

Irish Soda Bread

Preheat oven to 350°


· 3-1/4 cups Flour

· 1/3 cup Sugar

· 1 teaspoon Baking Powder

· 1 teaspoon Baking Soda

· 1 teaspoon Salt

· 1 stick Butter, cold

· 1-1/3 cups Buttermilk

· 1/2 cup Currants or Raisins


· In large bowl combine all dry ingredients

· Cut in the butter with either a pastry blender or 2

knives until mixture becomes crumbs

· Add currants & buttermilk; blend until everything is


· A on floured surface, knead dough until everything is

well blended together

· Shape dough into an oval shape

· On a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, place

dough in the center

· Slice an X in top of dough & sprinkle with about a

tablespoon of sugar

· Bake for about 50 minutes or until golden brown

· Remove from oven, place on a rack to cool

Simple Prime Rib

Preheat oven to 450°

4-5 pound Prime Rib, boneless

· Place in shallow baking pan, sprinkle on Italian

Seasoning, Salt & Pepper

· Then let it sit for 20 to 30 minutes

· Put into the oven, uncovered for 15 minutes

· Turn oven down to 325°

· Continue baking for 1 hour

· Check for 135° temperature in the center of Prime Rib

· If temp is not reached, bake another 30 minutes

· Remove from oven and let it rest for at rest 15 - 20, the

temp will rise another 5 to 10 degree (which will make

it a perfect medium-rare)

Now there you have it, a nice bread & main entrée. Just

add your favorite sides and desert.

Since St. Patrick's Day is on a Sunday this year... You

may wish to join me at 11am at the nondenominational,

The Body of Christ Church, just a few

doors down from me in the same Plaza. Then

afterwards, drop by my store and pick-up some

wonderful Fudge, a beautiful platter to serve your

Prime Rib on, or a gift for yourself, your partner, host

and or hostess.

The Covered Bridge Plaza 849 Glades Rd -

Gatlinburg, TN - in the Arts & Crafts Community

Enjoy & see you all soon!!

Chef JD

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