Smoky Mountains Around Town / April 2019


What To See And Where To Be In The Smokies!

Smoky Mountains




What To See And Where To Be In The Smokies !

Volume 6, No. 4 Read online: FREE

“The Bees are Buzzing about April Do-zies”

Whether you visit the Great Smoky Arts & Crafts

Community along its 8 mile loop road and take classes or

attend the Easter Craft Snow in the Gatlinburg

Convention Center, you will experience an April filled

with quality handcrafted work, some even created by


“Hands On Gatlinburg”, April 12 – 14 gives you the

opportunity of making your own memory alongside an

experienced artisan.

Go online and choose from over 60 classes! or call a member in the

famous GSACC brochure and ask about additional


“GSACC 37th Easter Show,” April 17 - 20 puts you right

there with the craftsperson who actually created their


The quality of this work by these craftspeople is

outstanding. You will not see duplication along the

booths but you will see and be able to purchase works of

art. In addition to Gatlinburg artisans, you will find

craftspeople and artists that perhaps you have never met

creating truly unique pieces.

This show is for you, the Gatlinburg visitor, to enjoy and

meet true craftspeople who love what they do.

This show is free for your entire family so visit, meet old

friends and make new ones. Handcrafts are one of the

reasons that generation upon generation visit Gatlinburg.


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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

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!

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

Lil Bit of Gatlinburg Opens In the Glades

Recently, owners Diane and Flip Anderson

joined the many shops located in the Arts and

Crafts Community. Located at 575 Profitt Road

just off of Glades Road this business specializes

in many art mediums including original

paintings, wood, glass, pottery, jewelry, prints,

authentic gifts and décor.

In addition they have invited known artist to

display their work in the shop. One such artist is

Iva Prints.

For 50 years Iva has been creating her original

style of paintings throughout East Tennessee.

Another artist is Joe Adams. His unique work is

called Intarcia. This is when a sculpture of wood

uses multiple selections of different types of

wood in one. The bear carving “Cub On A Tree”

in this photo uses five different species of trees.

Also, Diane sews Bandana Quilts and creates

custom made bridal veils. For gifts purchased

there or anywhere they offer reasonably priced

gift wrapping. Stop by their shop, say hello and

check out the varied and unique art. The contact

n u m b e r i s 8 6 5 - 4 3 0 - 4 2 8 0 a n d v i s i t

Easter Sunrise at Ober

Smoky Mountains Arts & Crafts Village

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


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Kountry Antics

Get On The Trail With Friends & Missy

Now in its 21st year, Get on the Trail with Friends & Missy is one of

the oldest fundraisers for Friends of the Smokies. Since 1998, U.S.

Olympian Missy Kane has led hikers of all ages in our beautiful Park

and raised over $200,000 through the generous support of

participants and sponsors.

Every Wednesday in April and October, Friends & Missy are out on

the trail exercising, enjoying the park, and learning more about the

history, wildlife, and nature found right in our backyard. Special

events like Get on the Trail with Friends and Missy raise funds for

park projects and programs, including wildlife conservation and

trail maintenance.

To participate in one of our upcoming hikes, you must pre-register

by calling (865) 541-4500.

Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the

Eastern Band of the Cherokee Indians (EBCI)

finalized a gathering agreement that allows the

gathering of sochan (Rudbeckia laciniata) for

traditional purposes by 36 permitted tribal members.

Park Superintendent Cassius Cash and Principal

Chief Richard Sneed were joined by tribal council

members as they signed the historic agreement at

Oconaluftee Visitor Center on March 25.

“The signing of this agreement allows both

governments to strike a better balance in honoring the

rich Cherokee Indian traditions and also continuing

to protect these very special resources for future

generations,” said Superintendent Cassius Cash.

The park contains a rich abundance of consumable

botanicals and fungi that continue to be an important

component of Cherokee traditional diet and culture.

The Cherokee have a well-defined history of

sustainably harvesting edible plants through the

application of traditional ecological knowledge.

Through the Environmental Assessment process,

Soak up Easter Sunday sunrise

from the top of Mt. Harrison at

Ober Gatlinburg Ski Area during

this service sponsored by the

G a t l i n b u r g M i n i s t e r i a l


Gatlinburg’s Annual Easter

S u n r i s e S e r v i c e w i l l b e

enhanced by the beauty of the

Smokies when the community

and its visitors gather at Ober

Gatlinburg for this memorable

worship service.The 30-40

minute mountain service will

begin at 6:30 am and led by local

pastors of the Gatlinburg

M i n i s t e r i a l A s s o c i a t i o n .

Offering collected during

service will be used in assisting

those in need.

Finalized Agreement Allowing Sochan Gathering

managers determined there would be no significant

impact resulting from sochan gathering by a limited

number of permitted tribal members utilizing

traditional gathering techniques.

EBCI will select up to 36 enrolled tribal members

annually to participate in sochan gathering who must

complete an annual, mandatory training class. These

permittees may then gather a maximum of 1 bushel of

sochan leaves per week following the traditional

gathering techniques process beginning March 29

through May 31.

The park will monitor populations in harvest zones

and non-harvest zones to assess sochan abundance,

sochan population health, and incidental impacts of

harvesting such as trampling. The park and EBCI will

meet frequently throughout the gathering period to

discuss monitoring results and adjust the terms of the

agreement if necessary to limit any unforeseen

impacts. by following the link

titled “Sochan Gathering for Traditional Purposes.”

April 21

As host for the Sunrise Service,

the staff of Ober Gatlinburg will

provide guests with free tram

rides to the mountain top

beginning at 5:30 am and

continuing at 15 minute intervals

until the service begins at 6:30

am. Complimentary parking at

O b e r G a t l i n b u rg w i l l b e

provided for those who prefer to

drive up the mountain. In the

event of inclement weather, the

Service will be held in the Ober

Gatlinburg Upper Tramway

Mall around the Ice Rink. A

breakfast buffet will be available

at Ober Gatlinburg’s Seasons of

Ober Restaurant from 7:15 am

until 10:30 am. (865) 436-5423

Our Gatlinburg-based theme park is a

great family value! Admission to

Anakeesta includes a scenic ride via the

Chondola to the summit of Anakeesta

Mountain where you enter our magical

Firefly Village. Enjoy spectacular views

of downtown Gatlinburg along the way.

At the top, you’ll experience majestic

scenic views of Mt. LeConte, quaint gift

shops and casual dining at our

Smokehouse BBQ food truck or savory

pastries, hot drinks, and of course ice

cream at Pearl’s Pie in the Sky. Look for

our new mountaintop restaurant, which

features a delicious menu, full-service

bar, and outdoor seating. Cliff Top Grill

& Bar is named after the majestic

mountain peaks that serve as the

backdrop to our dining pavilion, making

it the perfect spot to watch the sunset!

Stroll along the 16 bridge Tree Canopy

Walk 40’–60’ feet above the forest floor,

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

Your journey begins at Anakeesta

and explore our whimsical Treehouse

Village Playground with the kids. Follow

the Memorial Forest Walk to learn about

the November 2016 fire and how it

impacted our ‘mountain strong’

community, and discover our new Vista

Gardens botanical walk that features

walking trails that meander through lush

gardens filled with a variety of flowers

and plants.

For even more excitement purchase

tickets on our Dueling Zipline Adventure

and race side-by-side with friends on our

1,000+ foot zip lines soaring 125′ above

the ground. At each challenge tower, you

will experience the thrill of rappelling to

your next zip challenge. Everyone will

enjoy racing down the mountainside on

t h e n e w s i n g l e r a i l m o u n t a i n

coaster…the Rail Runner!

Discover the magic in the mountains and

find out more

Handmade Leather in the Glades

Marsha Fountain was born in

South Georgia and attended

Andrew College. She then moved

here and opened a leather shop.

Her career actually started when

she made a leather skirt for herself.

Her friends and relatives really

liked it and wanted her to design

and make them custom clothing.

Marsha now specializes in soft

leather including deer, elk and

bison. Typically, her custom made

pieces are skirts, coats, chaps,

pants, medicine bags and baby

moccasins. The style of her work

is buckskin Native American


Stop by her store Gatlin County

Leather located at 517 Glades

Road in the Arts and Crafts

Community of Gatlinburg and

w a t c h h e r c r a f t b e a u t i f u l

handmade leatherwear. And you

can call at (865) 430-5840

When One Man's Junk Becomes This Mans Art!

A fun afternoon of music, food and art

Sam Steffey is a truly unique artist. He sees beauty in scrap

metal that would usually be found at a local junk yard.

When we look at an old hubcap we see an old hubcap. Sam

sees a turtle. Who would have thought that metal sprockets

were dragonflies or a propane tank was a flamingo? He

does. A welder by trade, metal is his passion.

Some of his masterpieces include an owl named “Who?”

and a massive eleven foot tall Bald Eagle with a seven foot

wing span. His work can be found at Chef JDs in the Arts &

Crafts Community in the Glades. She will be introducing

Sam's Recycled Art at her store on Saturday, April 13th

from noon to 4 pm. Stop by at The Covered Bridge, 849

Glades Road in Gatlinburg for a fun afternoon of music,

food and art.

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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 8 21

680 Glades Road, # 2 • Gatlinburg

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)

By Cyndy Montgomery Reeves

Dates for the 8th Annaul Smoky Mountains

Songwriters Festival are Aug. 11-18, 2019.

Public invited to attend. Songwriters from all

around the world will be in Gatlinburg

performing their original songs. There will be

over 150 FREE Live shows in venues

throughout Gatlinburg as well as a couple of

ticketed concerts. The downtown strip

becomes like a Nashville Juke Box. It is a

great way to spend a late summer vacation in

the Great Smoky Mountains.

East Tennessee has always been rich in

bluegrass, country, folk, gospel, music. One

of the world's greatest songwriters, Dolly

Parton is right here from Sevier County.

Felice and Boudleaux Bryant prior to owning

a home in Gatlinburg wrote Rocky Top here

along with many of their hits for the Everly

Brothers. Momma Maybelle and the Carter

sisters were there in the beginning in Bristol.

Other greats East Tennessee can claim are

June Carter Cash, Kenney Chesney, Tracy

Atkins, Chet Atkins, Con Hunley, Dean

Dillion, Roy Acuff and Kim Williams. Even

Garth Brooks attended Knoxville Songwriters

Association meetings with Kim Williams

when they first starting writing songs together.

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. Tell

the lodging facility you are coming to the

Smoky Mountains Songwriters. Some the

lodging facilities offer special discounts to

SMSWF attendees.

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 Competition, the

deadline to enter the competition and to sign

up to perform is April 30, 2019. The SMSWF

also offers Workshops, Mentoring Sessions

with Hit Writers and Music Industry Pros, as

well as an actual Co-writing experience with

Hit Writers. The Public is welcome to

participate in these opportunities as well.

After all there is a song in everyone. Come,

enjoy and learn about the craft of songwriting.

For details on all the songwriter opportunities:

go to

April 8, 2019 the 2nd Monday SMSWF

Songwriters Showcase at Crystelle Creek

Restaurant and Grill (1654 E. Parkway,

Gatlinburg, TN 37738) will showcase Brad

Puckett, Stephen Clark, Greg “Jerzee” Daust,

and host John Condrone. If you are a

singer/songwriter who would like to

participate in the 2nd Monday SMSWF

Showcase please contact John Condrone 865-


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, Ole Red's and

Loco Burros. Crawdaddy's is known for its


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

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

Pet Friendly Sports Porch...Call Ahead!

1654 East Parkway (Next To Dollar General)

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Crafts & Gifts

Hand-Crafted in the

Smoky Mountains

By A. Jann Peitso

One can hear Spring pushing up bursting buds and smell

its newest green color! The rushing around of the

craftspeople opening their windows and doors along

Glades and Buckhorn Roads beckons the visitor to “come

on in and visit a'while”.

Out on Birds Creek Rd. and East Parkway, the windows

are being washed and OPEN signs are blinking. April

shop openings around here are traditions that go back over

80 years. During the cold and damp of winter, craftspeople

stayed by the warmth of the pot-bellied stoves or in front

of the fireplaces, creating their newest collectibles to put

on display around the first of April.

So it goes in many workshops, galleries and restaurants

along the loop roads even today. But finally, “April starts

bustin' out all over”! April brings “Hands On Gatlinburg”,

a three day weekend event of making your own original

piece of art or a craft while working alongside a master

artisan. Taking home those pieces as your mountain

experience makes for life-long memories.

As you drive along the 8 mile loop road, April 12 – 14,

watch out for these visiting class enthusiasts as they drive

and stop, drive and make a quick turn to the left or to the

right or they just screech to a stop in the middle of the road.

They are just rushing to their next scheduled lesson.

Would you like to join them?

After “Hands On” weekend, some of the creative folks In

The Loop, pack their handcrafted creations and head to

the downtown Convention Center. There the arts and

crafts community presents a four day Easter Craft Show.

This show has been a gift to the Gatlinburg visitors for 37

years with no admittance fee. You will be delighted with

not only the work of members of this community but guest

artisans, carefully chosen to complement the unique work

of those In The Loop.

April is a great time to “Do The Loop, Do The Entire 8

Mile Loop”

A. Jann Peitso, art!


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We specialize in handmade soy candles,

soaps, and fragrant air fresheners

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By Jim Campe

American Legion Post 202 Gatlinburg

Hi Everyone, I am Jim Campe, Chief

Petty Officer United States Navy (Retired) and on behalf of

American Legion Post 202, I will be writing a monthly column

about the Gatlinburg American Legion Post and most important

our local veterans. Since this is my first column, I thought that I

would start from the beginning. One Hundred years ago the first

post of The American Legion was the General Joseph Pershing

Post Number 1 in Washington, D.C. They obtained the first

charter issued to any Post of the Legion on May 19, 1919. From

these small beginnings, we have grown to nearly 15,000 posts

worldwide and almost 3 million members, all who are Veterans

of the Armed Services. But let's talk about our local post and

what we do.

We honor our deceased veterans each year on Memorial Day by

placing an American flag on the grave of each veteran in the 20

known cemeteries in Gatlinburg and 6 in Pigeon Forge. We also

continuously provide American Flags to our local schools, and

provide ceremonial Flag burning services as needed. We will

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)

advise the time and location of the next Flag burning ceremony

in Gatlinburg. We are here to support our local Veterans and

their families in any way we can.

We award annually two college scholarships each to

Gatlinburg-Pittman and Pigeon Forge High Schools. We also

provide 3 scholarships each to the boys and girls to attend the

American Legion Boys State school and Girls State school.

We visit and provide comfort to our Veterans that are confined

to the VA Hospital in Johnson City Tenn. We also help Veterans

who need financial assistance.

We are here to support our local Veterans and their families in

any way we can. We always welcome new Members, so give me

a call or email me if you want more information and join us,

become part of a great group of brothers in arms. We meet on the

1st Thursday of each Month at 5:30pm. Our post is Located next

to Gatlinburg City Hall on route 321 North, so come by and join

us for a meal and program, then socialize with fellow veterans.

Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage

As winter fades and the colors of spring begin to sparkle

throughout the Smokies, Gatlinburg blossoms into the center of

all things botanical during Great Smoky Mountain

Association’s 69th Annual Wildflower Pilgrimage.

From April 24-27, everyone from the serious botanist to the

weekend gardener can experience unprecedented access to

some of the nation’s leading botanical experts as well as

Appalachian wildlife authorities.

“It is a rare opportunity for those with a personal love of flowers

to have the same access to leaders in the field as researchers,”

said Ken McFarland, a botanist, and professor at the University

of Tennessee. “Through seminars and intimate guided tours,

each participant will expand his or her skills and knowledge of

the unmatched flora and fauna of the Smokies.”

The Wildflower Pilgrimage, which dates to 1951, offers over

150 programs including an array of instructional walks and

guided hiking tours tailored to meet individual walking skill and

ability, along with demonstrations and guest lecturers. These

tours showcase the abundant varieties of wildflowers, plants,

ferns, mosses, trees and shrubs, as well as birds, reptiles and

amphibians, all native to the Great Smoky Mountains.

For more information, visit,

which is updated frequently.”

Earth Day 5K Run/Walk in beautiful

Gatlinburg. Funds raised will benefit the

Chamber Foundation’s initiatives in education

and green program.

Runners and walkers are invited to celebrate

Earth Week by participating in the annual Earth

Day 5k Run/Walk in beautiful downtown

Gatlinburg. This night race is scheduled on

April 26, 2019, at 10:00 pm. Athletes of all ages

are welcome to participate in this USATF

sanctioned event. Early registration is

encouraged to guarantee your shirt size. Race

night registration begins at 8:00 pm. Proceeds

benefit the Gatlinburg Chamber of Commerce

Foundation, a non-profit organization

providing local scholarships, donations to

schools, the Gatlinburg Goes Green Program

and educational events for the community.

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Performing 6:00 till 9:00

1654 E. Parkway

( Next To Dollar General ) Free Parking

Sunday - Monday

Nite Music at the Creek

A Smoky Jazz Feel with a Bluesy Rock Sound

Featuring: Ben E. Scott Stroupe

Earth Day 5K - April 26

$20 Youth (17 & Under)

$25 Registration Before April 6

$30 Registration From AprilApril 26

$35 Race Day Registration (Register At Event

on April 26)


Around Town Page 5

Native American Legacies

• Books

• Jewelry

• Moccasins

• Beaded Jewelry

• Flutes

• Drums

• Artwork

• Silver Jewelry

• Rugs

• And Much More

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.

By Teri Pizza

When my cousin asked what I had planned for my day, I

misspoke and said I planned to make, California Pizza. I

began laughing at my Freudian slip; I meant to say,

Cauliflower Pizza. Thank your Pacific coast people for

thinking of this creation.


(Adapted from Pat Gratton's article in the June/July 2017

Village Crier, an Ocala, FL publication.)

Servings 2-3

1 head cauliflower

¾ cup mozzarella, shredded, divided

½ teas. dried oregano

½ tsp. dried basil

½ tsp. salt

½ tsp. garlic powder

1 egg

½ cup pizza sauce—your favorite

1.Preheat oven to 500F.

2.Discard leaves and stem of cauliflower; chop.

3.Rice the cauliflower by pulsing in food processor (or

shredding on a box grater.)

4.Once riced, transfer to large, microwaveable bowl.

Microwave 4 minutes. Let cool for before handling!

5.Transfer cooked cauliflower to a clean towel and wring

out as much liquid as possible. Cauliflower needs to be

very dry! This is the key to a successful pizza.

6.Place wrung, cooled cauliflower in bowl and combine

with ½ cup mozzarella and rest of ingredients. Mix well.

7.Line baking sheet with parchment and place mixture in

middle. Spread out in a circle, push along the edge to form

a rim.

8.Bake on lower rack of oven 15 minutes until crust is

golden brown.

9.Top with your favorite your pizza sauce and toppings,

Cauliflower Pizza & Bisquick Gluten Free Crust

Plus Info On Sourdough Crust

including the rest of the cheese—don't overload the pizza.

10.Bake on middle rack of oven another 5-7 minutes or

until cheese is melted.

(Husband says this was surprisingly good. Would work

well as a vegetable side.)


1 ⅓ c. gluten free biscuit mix

½ tsp. dried basil or basil/oregano mix

½ c. water

⅓ c. olive oil

2 eggs, beaten

1 8-oz. can pizza sauce

1 c. mushrooms or other vegetable

1 ½ c. (6 oz.) mozzarella, shredded

1.Pre-heat oven to 425F. Grease 12-inch pizza pan. Add

biscuit mix, seasonings, water, oil, and eggs. Mix well.

Spread in pan.

2.Bake 15 minutes; crust will crack.

3.Spread sauce over crust; place toppings over sauce.

4.Bake 10-15 minutes until cheese melts.

SOURDOUGH PIZZA CRUST requires the use of a

sourdough starter—available from Amazon. It uses

honey, a teaspoon of light rye flour, plus wheat germ,

bread flour and kosher salt. Check the March 2018 issue of

Coastal Living for the full recipe.

Let me know how these worked for you by sending me an


And, visit my website at

In the words of one of my favorite crooners: “When the

moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie, that's amore!

PS: Next month, we'll go grilling!

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Valley Pools & Spas

Sales • Supplies • Service • Repair

Swimming Pools

Hot Tubs

Game Tables

(865) 908-0025

3059 Birds Creek Rd, Sevierville


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.

Ice Bumper Cars

Where The Locals Go


and much more


(865) 436-3600

976 Parkway, Downtown Gatlinburg

By Pharmacist Ben Fuchs

In an article that was published in October of

2010 in the journal “Psychological Science”,

collaborating researchers from Harvard and

Columbia Universities found that humans and

animals can up-regulate (i.e. stimulate) the

production of healing chemicals by

intentionally assuming open, wide, spread out

expansive positions and postures. For

instance, holding the shoulder up and

widening the chest muscles for as little as two

minutes. In that short period of time,

according to the researchers, you can drop

your stress hormone levels and increase

testosterone and other anabolic building

hormones. All this can be done just by holding

the body in certain positions.

When was the last time you went to a doctor’s

office for your arthritis or osteoporosis or

autoimmune or degenerative disease and had

him tell you to keep your shoulder wide and

open up your chest? Probably never, but

strategies like these that can not only improve

our ability to heal in a completely non-toxic

fashion, but even more importantly, they can

keep us from having to interact with an

intrusive and ineffective medical model that

has presided over the most dramatic increase

in degenerative disease in the history of man.

The stress response, manifesting as elevations

in blood pressure, clotting of the blood,

suppression of the immune system and a

laxity of the digestive musculature, is the

unifying component in the development of all

degenerative diseases. It’s the one thing they

all have in common. Whether you’re dealing

with arthritis, osteoporosis, cardiovascular

health issues, digestive distress, autoimmune

issues or any of the 12,800 various diagnosis

that you can get from your MD, the one thing

all of these various pathologies have in

common is an underlying activation of stress

response chemistry.

The stress response is a survival response; it’s

the way the body handles a threat to its

existence, whether perceived or real. When a

threat is sensed, stress chemicals will enter

into the blood which will travel to the brain,

where they initiate various biochemical

Critical Health News

Reducing Stress and Weight with Posture

activities to dispatch the threat.

One of the first things that the brain will do is

signal the liver to release sugar, which

required for quick bursts of energy in

anticipation of handling survival needs via

“fight or flight”. Of course, if the stress is only

perceived and doesn’t require actual fighting

or fleeing, the sugar released from the liver

won’t get used, but will likely make its way

into a fat cell. In this way excessive

stimulation of fight or flight biochemistry,

without the actual fight or flight occurring, can

result in an increase in the size of fat cells. To

make matters worse, fat storage itself is a

survival mechanism. In other words, if the

body thinks it’s survival is being threatened,

all sugar will be readily converted into fat.

That means that in addition to all that excess

stress induced sugar released from the liver

that is going to get converted to fat, under

conditions of repeated and chronic fight or

fl i g h t s t i m u l a t i o n , a n y s u g a r s a n d

carbohydrates that we’re eating will get stored

as fat pretty efficiently as well. This is the

brain’s way of protecting us from what it

thinks is the main survival threat: starvation.

Repeated activation of survival biochemistry

is one if the main reasons for our obesity

epidemic. Until we figure out how to deal with

the stress response, it isn’t going to be going

away. If you’re one of the many folks who is

trying to lose weight, but can’t seem to do it,

this might be why. Weight gain is often times

the manifestation of a stress response. As long

as the brain thinks survival is being threatened

it can be very difficult to drop the pounds.

If you just can’t seem to drop the pounds

regardless of aerobic exercise and counting

calories, consider techniques to reduce the

stress response. Slow deep breathing works.

So do hot tubs and massage. Taking regular

naps can help. Reducing the intake of sugars

and processed foods, which can represent a

major stress burden is important too. Also,

because nutritional deficiencies are a major

survival threat, making sure you’re using the

Mighty 90 essential nutrients throughout the

day should be a pillar of any anti stress, weight

loss program.

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Mine For Your Fortune!

You’re never too old

to play in the dirt

and find some treasures

Fun For The Whole Family !

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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

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Hello Friend (Osiyo Oginali)

Some of you may remember suppers (dinner to some) of corn bread,

cold milk (from the cow) and (in their season) raw sweet onions,

tomatoes, cucumbers, hot grease wilted leaf lettuce mixed with

chopped green onion blades and bulbs; or, dutch oven corn bread, corn

meal gravy, a hunk of corn bread dunked into a bowl of soup beans or a

breakfast of Johnny cakes covered with honey or molasses?

A fact corn bread means different things to people of other sections

of the country. Some sections of the United States of America serve a

concoction made of YELLOW corn meal mixed with wheat flour,

eggs and sugar (of all things). They look you in the eye and seriously

proclaim this concoction to be corn bread. Can you believe it?

Not to a mountain breed, corn bread raised, Cocke County boy,

“Tain't CAWN BREAD, this hog feed”.

Corn bread begins with WHITE corn, preferably Hickory King,

ground between slow turning mill rocks. Slightly sift three heaping

cups of this meal into a mixing bowl, add a pinch of salt and soda and

one country eqq (debatable) mix fast and well and dump into a teninch

round cast-iron well greased HOT pan. (Must sizzle in the hot

grease). Give the pan a couple of shakes and pop into a hot oven and

bake until golden brown.

Some cooks (Cocke County has the best corn bread bakers in the

World) like to sprinkle a little water over the hot corn bread and allow

to steam a few minutes.

Slice a hand size wedge, fill the inside of the wedge with butter

(fresh churned from cow's milk) and eat while hot.

IMPORTANT: To keep bread from sticking to pan and reduce the

amount of grease needed, do not wash or bake anything else I the “

Bread Pan”.

Since Hickory King corn meal and country butter and buttermilk are

almost things of the past we must substitute cultured (??) buttermilk

and meal or meal mixtures that are available thus sacrificing some

taste. If you use yellow corn meal, “Hit shore ain't a-gonna make

cawn bread”.

Corn bread can be baked on a shovel over an open flame, in hot

ashes, on a rock surrounded by a ring of fire or simply boiled as mush.

Tis a fact stones have been found in Cocke County with bowl-like

depressions where ancient Americans placed grains of corn and

pounded them with another stone to make their daily bread.

Also a fact that the survival of some Cocke Countains, including me,

would have been in grave doubt had it not been for the nourishment

provided by corn bread.

“As told to me by my uncle”.

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

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170 Glades Rd, #15, Gatlinburg


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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

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Mountain Man Memorial March

military, reserve and guard units, veterans of

all services, family & friends of the fallen,

JROTC units, and even Cub Scouts Packs!

Due to the overwhelming success of this

unique event, The American Legion has

partnered with the University of Tennessee’s

Army and Air Force ROTC cadets to help

with this enormous undertaking.

The Mountain Man Memorial March is an

annual 26.2-mile trek through the Smoky

Mountains of Tennessee that will be held on

Saturday, April 27, in Gatlinburg as a tribute

to our men and women in uniform.

Originally organized in 2008, the march was

a personal tribute to the University of

Tennessee Army ROTC Cadet – 1LT Frank

Walkup, a 2005 UT graduate who was killed

in action in Iraq. To honor his memory, a

group of Cadets from the Rocky Top

Battalion marched 26.2 miles with each

Cadet carrying a 35-pound rucksack to

represent his sacrifice.

The following year the cadets challenged

ROTC units from across the Southeast to

honor several other local fallen service

members and their Gold Star Families

(GSF). ROTC units not only from Tennessee

but from Ohio to North Carolina responded.

Now, in its 11th year, this event has become

one of the largest events in the United States

to celebrate the service and honor the

ultimate sacrifice of these fallen heroes.

Along with more than 20 ROTC units,

participants now include active duty

The weekend begins with an emotional

ceremony in which the GSF meets the team

and provides a photo and a signed GSF flag.

Demonstrating “Honor through Action“–

each of the five team members must

complete the grueling 26.2-mile course

though the Smoky Mountains wearing

service uniform – including boots – and each

carrying a 35-pound rucksack. And, to

exemplify the military’s creed of “no man

left behind”, all team members are required

to cross the finish line together or the team is


The MMMM consists of events for both

runners and marchers, military and civilian

participants, teams and individuals.

Runners- come to the beautiful Smoky

Mountains and compete in a challenging

marathon, half-marathon or 10 KM race;

marchers can compete as individuals or as a

team, in military or civilian categories,

heavy or light divisions and in distances of

26.2 miles or 13.1 miles.

The course takes you through downtown

Gatlinburg and then winds its way along

Highway 321 and then into the beautiful

Smoky Mountains. Come enjoy the scenic

views, the camaraderie, and challenge

yourself all while honoring the families of

our fallen heroes.

Morning Mist Village

Come and Visit Our Artists & Craftsmen

Hand Crafted Candles

Jams, Jellies, Nuts

& More


Beech Branch Crafts

Personalized Signs,

Pottery & Printing


Fudge, Gourmet Chocolate

& Other Confections


White Buffalo

Native American Jewelry

& Gifts


Morningmist Café

American Lunch Plates & Desserts


Smoky Mountain Gold

Leaves Covered in Gold


Leafs for Life

CBD Oils, Vitamins & Ancient Minerals,

Essential Oils, Estate Olive Oils, etc.


Henry Shop Parker Africa Gallery

Original African Print Crafts Art

Glades Soda Fountain

Ice Cream, Milk Shakes, Sundaies & Sodas


Wrapped Elegance

Wire Wrapped Jewelry


Simply Twisted

Wire & Glass Housewares

& Jewelry


Witten Britten Gallery

Photos of the Smokies

The Wood Cottage

Engraved Wooden Arts & Crafts


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170 Glades Road #2 Gatlinburg

How y'all doin??

Happy springtime from the Smokies.

Blooming here in the mountains and is

real pretty.

My first picture is of Jimbo and Mayor

Mike Werner at the Firemen’s run. The

Elks donate to this each year. Please vote

for Mike Werner. Dear friend of mine.

Don’t forget the Elks golf outing on April

24. ALL proceeds from this fun event go

to The Smoky Mountain Children’s

Home. You don't have to be an Elk to play

or maybe you would like to sponsor a

hole. Please contact me or Dave. Thank

you in advance.

My second picture is of me, Lori Moore,

and John at post office.

Next picture is me, VP TEBT, Al Grubb,

President of Tn Elks Benevolant Trust and

Jacklyn Morris, ER of Elizabethton Elks

when we were judging Elks Nursing

Scholarships. We are big supporters of

By Jim Yonan PER


We are in the process of getting shoes out

to children of Sevier co. We buy a lot of


Ask me or an Elk about joining. Have a

great month, Love y'all.


My picture below is an HONOR to post

here. Jimbo was rewarded with The Elk of

the year. What an honor. Hard work pays


Bob Dylan is a 4 year old Dachshund and

Doberman Mix waiting for a good home

and Kelsie is a 2 year old Domestic Short

Hair also hoping to be adopted soon.

Adoption fee for Bob Dylan is $125 and

$60 for Kelsie. Fees cover their first set of

vaccinations, spay/neuter and microchip.

The Sevier County Humane Society on

Gnatty Branch Road is open Tuesday

through Thursday from Noon until 7:00

pm and Friday through Sunday from

Noon until 5:00 pm.

For adoptions and more information call

John at Hidden Hills Animal Rescue:


Appalachian Bear Rescue

By Jon Evans

We here at Just Fer Paws Kennels are

beginning to gear up for the up coming

season, especially with Spring break on us.

There has been a baffling question that

Charlie and I battle with on a daily basis and

that is why people who travel with their pets

don't carry the vet records with them. We

get calls on a daily basis asking us to take

peoples' dogs for daycare and when we ask

if they have proof of vaccinations most

people say “no”. People tell us that their pet

is current and we would love to believe

them, but we need to know a pet is current

on their rabies vaccination.

We are quite lenient when it comes to

vaccinations, we love all the shots but

rabies is the one we NEED to see proof of.

Here is a helpful hint for dog and cat

owners. Go into your vet records that you

receive when your pet gets their rabies shot

and take a picture of it, with your smart

phone. You now have proof of your

vaccinations at hand year-round. Then next

year delete the old one and take a picture of

the new one. If you haven't noticed before

there is a different color rabies tag your pet

receives yearly from the Vet and that color is

A Healthy Pet is a Safe Pet

nationally recognized so take off the old tag

and put the new one on, that is just as

helpful. Always remember that you fourlegged

kids health is as important to us, as

your children's records would be important

to a hospital.

We also would like dog owners to know the

following information when bringing your

dog(s) to The Great Smoky Mountains

Nation Park: The Great Smoky Mountain

Nation Park is home to over 800 miles of

hiking trails, but please take note that dogs

are NOT allowed on most of them. They are

welcome on the Gatlinburg Trail (A 1.9-

mile hike from the Sugarland Visitor Center

to the outskirts of Gatlinburg, TN.) and the

Oconaluftee River Trail (a 1.5-mile hike

from the Oconaluftee Visitor Center to the

outskirts of Cherokee, NC). Dogs are also

allowed in the campgrounds, picnic areas

and along roads, but must be kept on a leash

at all times. As with most parks, your pet

should be well-behaved and you should

always clean up after them.

Just Fer Paws Kennels • 865-430-3383

817 Powdermill Road Gatlinburg

By Kathryn Sherrard

In last month's article we revealed that

Appalachian Bear Rescue had admitted the first

bear of 2019. Bear #282, nicknamed Hartley

Bear is a yearling and was rescued in Kentucky.

He was literally starving, weighing just 12

pounds instead of the normal weight of 40-50

pounds for a thirteen-month-old bear. He

required lots of TLC from the curators as well

as a highly restricted diet for the first couple of

weeks. Now, after a month at ABR, Hartley

Bear has made progress! He has likely more

than doubled his weight, and the bald patches

from malnutrition are beginning to show

evidence of “five-o'clock shadow,” where his

fur is starting to come in! As soon as the weather

warms a bit he will be out in a Wild Enclosure.

On March 1st our bear population increased

when we received two sibling cubs-of-the-year

from Louisiana. The tiny, one-month-olds had

been rescued from a flooded den. Being so

young and fragile, they would have drowned if

not rescued, as they could not have escaped on

their own. Bears #283 and 284, nicknamed

Boudreaux and Beignet Bear were actually

flown from LA to TN by a kind pilot with a

private plane!

Both of the cubs were deemed to be healthy

when examined at the UT College of Veterinary

Medicine and they have been eating as much of

the bear milk replacement formula as they are

given. The amount they receive depends on

their weight and is increased as they gain. The

little male cub, Boudreaux, was nearly twice

the weight of his sister on arrival. He is still

noticeably larger, but little Beignet is making

progress – she reached the 3-pound mark,

having started out at 1.1 pounds. Boudreaux

weighed 2.4 pounds on arrival and is steadily

gaining ounces.

The ABR curators were kept busy caring for

these three little bears, but another yearling was

admitted on March 19th with the rescue of a

second malnourished and underweight yearling

who was found in Townsend, TN. This is bear

#285, a female nicknamed Sweetie Bear. She is

thirteen-and-one-half-months old and weighed

less than 10 pounds! The curators are limiting

her food intake as they did with Hartley Bear

until her system can process a more normal

amount. Though she is a yearling who had

undoubtedly learned to eat berries and other

natural foods, they must provide a very

restricted diet for the first week or two to avoid

refeeding syndrome.

April is the month when spring really kicks in

and plants and animals respond to the increased

sunshine and warmth. We humans respond

also, by spending more time outdoors. Please

remember that if you see a baby bear or any

other baby animal alone, the chances are that it

is not an orphan. Keep your distance and let the

mother return to care for her baby. It is not a

kindness to “rescue” that baby because you are

not going to be able to care for the critter in the

same way that its mother can.

We don't know what lies ahead for ABR this

year, but we encourage you to follow our small

yearlings, Hartley and Sweetie and the two tiny

cubs, Boudreaux and Beignet on our Facebook


Visit and our

blog If in Townsend

stop by our 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. You can even adopt one

of the 2019 bears! The center is open Monday

through Saturday from 1- to 4; closed on

Sunday. We’d love to see you there!

Kale is one of the most pesticide-contaminated vegetables

In less than a decade, kale has gone from a

garnish on salad bars to a staple item in salads,

smoothies, and side dishes across the US. It's

been turned into chips, crushed into powder,

and added to items like popcorn and soda.

It's also one of the most pesticide-contaminated

vegetables in the US, according to the nonprofit

Environmental Working Group (EWG), which

lists kale among its "Dirty Dozen" guide to the

most contaminated food products.

Despite not making the list in 2018, kale ranks

third this year, behind strawberries and

spinach. The news, though potentially

worrying for salad fans, could have even

greater implications for America's agricultural


After analysing 2017 tests from the US

Department of Agriculture, they found that the

average kale sample contained traces of more

than five different pesticides, despite the fact

that the samples were thoroughly washed.

More than 90% of the samples showed

detectable levels of at least two pesticides, and

the most contaminated sample had 18 different

pesticide residues.

While scientists are still figuring out the link

between pesticides and human disease, studies

h a v e l i n k e d c e r t a i n p e s t i c i d e s t o

cancer,diabetes,infant autism, and attention

deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in

children and young teens.

When it comes to kale, the EWG found that

60% of the samples tested positive for an

herbicide called DCPA, which is marketed

under the name Dacthal.

The chemical was introduced in the US in the

late 1950s as a weed-killer for strawberries,

vegetables, beans, and cotton. By the 1990s, it

was mostly used to tame weeds on golf courses

and residential lawns.

By 2005, the product's US manufacturers had

suspended most uses of Dacthal amid concerns

that it was leaching into groundwater.

The European Union prohibited all uses of the

herbicide on crops. Today, the only products

that contain Dacthal in the US are sweet

potatoes, eggplant, turnips, and kale.

Thus far, the EPA has found "suggestive

evidence" that Dacthal could cause cancer. The

organisation has listed the herbicide as a

possible carcinogen based on a two-year study

that linked DCPA to thyroid and liver tumours

in rats, but the effects on humans haven't been


As of 2018, the California Office of

Environmental Health Hazard has determined

that even a lifetime exposure to Dacthal in

drinking water would not present an adverse

health effect in humans.

Animal studies have shown, however, that

Dacthal may disrupt thyroid hormone

pathways and produce neurological effects like

decreased motor activity.

The EWG analysis also found that 30% of the

kale samples contained bifenthrin and

cypermethrin, two insecticides that have been

classified by the EPA as possible human

carcinogens based on studies in mice.

Excessive exposure to these chemicals could

cause nausea, headaches, and neurological

issues, such as tingling and numbness.

Though contaminated vegetables may wind up

at restaurants and grocery stores, farmers are

routinely exposed to higher quantities of

pesticides. Workers who grow kale run the risk

of coming into direct contact with herbicides

like Dacthal. Those spraying pesticides on kale

crops may also inhale chemicals that could

jeopardize their health.

Study has found that exposure to certain

pesticides may increase farmers' risk of non-

Hodgkin's lymphoma, a cancer that develops in

the lymphatic system. Around 10,000 to 20,000

agricultural workers are diagnosed with

pesticide poisoning each year.

For those still worried about putting kale in

their salads or smoothies, there isn't much to

fear. There's far more evidence to suggest that

the vegetable actually benefits your health.

A single cup of raw, chopped kale gives you

more than 200% of your daily allowance of

vitamin A and nearly 700% of your daily

allowance of vitamin K. It's also full of B6,

calcium, vitamin C and potassium.

In the future, scientists could discover new

health risks related to pesticides in food. The

consequences for farmers may be even more

devastating than the effects on consumers.

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• Extra Virgin Olive Oils

• Balsamic Vinegars

• All Natural Sea Salts

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The Jewelry Spot

Creating Unique Hand Crafted Jewelry

• Wire Art • Enamels

• Gemstones • Sterling Silver

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170 Glades Rd. • 865-436-2363


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Fowler’s Clay Works

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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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Smoky Mountains Songwriters Festival

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170 Glades Rd., Gatlinburg

Judy Jones Pottery

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Smoky Mountains Around Town

Around Town

P.O. Box 368, Gatlinburg, Tennessee 37738

Publisher: John F. Pa

Editor: Elizabeth Pa

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Jim Yonan

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Heartwood Galleries

1450 E. Parkway

Gatlinburg, TN 37738

(865) 661-6207

“Your Art is Where Our Heart Is”

Largest selection of sculptured

wood artifacts in Galinburg

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

Go 3 miles. We are on the right.

Neil’s Gallery

Best Friend

Located at the Covered Bridge in the Glades

Local Artist ...

Robert A. Tino

Originals, Canvas, Paper Prints

• Oil Paintings

• Acrylics

• Watercolors


849 Glades Road, 2B6 • Gatlinburg

Best Italian Bakery in Sevier County



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

Come and join us for....

afternoon fun, music, food & art !

600 Glades Rd #10 Gatlinburg

By Chef JD

Hello my inquiring people!

I am in hopes that everyone's Easter will be blessed &

fulfilling. The weather hopefully will be perfect, the birds

will be singing, and you may smell the grills barbequing all

the splendors that they will offer before and after the Easter

feast... which will help the introduction to Spring and the

forthcoming of Summer.

Speaking of introductions... April 13th from 12 to 4pm, I

am introducing Sam's Recycled Art, here at the Covered

Bridge (where my store is located), as stated in his article on

page 3 and my ad on this page.

There will be live music, free samples & discounts

throughout the complex.

Plus, we are welcoming Body of Christ Church & Lynn's

Knotty Shop to our complex.

Please come and join us rain or shine!

Speaking of Spring once again and how much we love the

rebirth of the earth and the awakening of the sleeping

beasts, please beware. Please be aware of our furry sleepy

hungry friends out there! Again, beware of the fact that they

are hungry and most are not in a friendly mood. Plus, Spring

time is baby time which makes the mothers truly protective.

Therefore once again, I must bring up a few things for your


·DO NOT feed the bears

·DO NOT try to take pictures with the bears

·DO NOT encourage the bears by putting honey on oneself

or child

·Hike in pairs

Bottom line is; Think before doing & everything ought to

go well and you will enjoy your time with us in the Smoky's.

Now that is said, let me give you a Grillin' recipe, I am sure

you will enjoy this one!

BBQ Grilled Salmon with Grilled Vegetables & Potatoes


·4 Salmon Steaks

·½ cup Pineapple Juice

·2 ½ tablespoons Lemon Juice

·4 ¼ teaspoons Chili Powder

·1 teaspoon Cumin

·¼ teaspoon Salt

·2 ½ tablespoons Brown Sugar

·2 ¼ teaspoon Grated Lemon Rind

·¼ teaspoon Cinnamon

·1 of each: Green Pepper, Orange Pepper, large Red Onion

·4 of each: Red Potatoes & Ears of Corn

·2 teaspoons Chopped Parsley

·Cooking spray

·Garnish: Lemon Wedges (1 lemon)

Baking Dish:

·Combine juices together & lay salmon flat in dish,

marinade 30 minutes

·Flip salmon over, marinade 30 minutes


·Rinse peppers & potatoes and shuck corn

·Cut tops of peppers off, slice in half, deseed & sliced each

half in half.

·Peel & quarter onion

·Cut each potato in quarters

·Place 4 quarters on sprayed tinfoil, salt & pepper

·Add 2 teaspoons of butter, ½ teaspoon of parsley & tinfoil,

wrapping the edges tightly so no liquid comes out while


Spray grill with cooking spray

·Place potato tins on grill & cook 10 minutes

·Fill tins and cook another 10 minutes, then move from

center to sides of grill


·Combine seasonings & sugar, in a bowl

·Remove salmon from marinade, throw-out marinade

·Coat salmon on both side with mixture, set aside

After potatoes are put on the sides

·Add to grill: Salmon (to center), corn (around salmon),

peppers & onions (around the corn)

·Cook salmon 6 minutes on each side

·Turn corn, peppers & onions every three minutes

Place on plates & garnish with lemon

Have fun & see you on the other side

Chef JD –

Afternoon fun, music, food & art !

Introducing Sam Steffey’s Recycled Art

On Saturday, April 13th - Noon to 4 pm

Sam's Recycled Art

The Covered Bridge, 849 Glades Rd. Gatlinburg

Please Don’t Feed The Bears

A Fed Bear is a Dead Bear

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