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Kingsport Chamber & American Job Center of Northeast Tennessee to host job fair at Kingsport Farmers Market

 

 

KINGSPORT, Tenn. – The Kingsport Chamber and the American Job Center of Northeast Tennessee are partnering together to host a job fair at the Kingsport Farmers Market on Thursday, Aug. 5 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

 

The event is free to attend and open to the public. Attendees are encouraged to bring copies of their resumes to hand to prospective employers, along with up-to-date contact information.

 

More than 60 employers with open positions are attending the job fair, including those in the administrative, industrial, manufacturing, medical, retail, restaurant and professional categories.

 

“Your Kingsport Chamber’s job fair, in partnership with the American Job Center, will bring together local businesses and our community’s skilled workforce to help businesses grow and positively impact our community and region,” said Lora Barnett, executive director of Government Relations & Workforce Development at the Kingsport Chamber.

 

“We know the pandemic has had a great impact on the hiring process, as many of our regional employers and job seekers have sought to utilize what may have been previously unfamiliar method of recruitment and career development,” said Barnett. “We are proud to host this in-person event to connect job seekers with employers.”

 

Those in attendance will also be placed in drawings for door prizes during the event. Food trucks will be parked in front of the Kingsport Farmers Market for individuals to stop and grab lunch while attending.

 

The Kingsport Farmers Market is located at 308 Clinchfield St., downtown Kingsport, at the intersection of Clinchfield Street and West Center Street.

Back to School with the Kingsport Aquatic Center
How to enjoy the rest of the summer season at the KAC

School will soon be back in session for the Kingsport area, but the summer season isn’t over just yet. The Kingsport Aquatic Center still has plenty of options for fun and fitness!

The KAC is a year-round facility, so the swimming never has to stop. Beginning on Monday, August 2, here’s how you can enjoy the pools at the KAC:

Indoor Pools incl. HMG Pool, PCF Warm Pool and Indoor Play Pool
Monday – Friday
     6 – 11 a.m. – Lap swim, swim team practice; only one lane in Warm Pool starting at 8:30 a.m.
     11 a.m. – 7 p.m. – Open swim, some lap lanes available; low diving board and rock wall
     available; water slide in Indoor Play Pool available at 4 p.m.
Saturday
     8 a.m. – 11 a.m. – Lap swim
     11 a.m. – 6 p.m. – Open swim; low diving board, rock wall and water slide available
Sunday
     Noon – 6 p.m. – Open swim; low diving board, rock wall and water slide available

Outdoor Lap Pool                     
Monday – Friday
     6 – 11 a.m. – Lap swim
     11 – 7 p.m. – Open swim, one lane available until 4 p.m.; basketball hoops available at 4 p.m.
Saturday: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. – Open swim
Sunday: Noon – 6 p.m. – Open swim

Outdoor Water Park
Saturday: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sunday: noon – 6 p.m.

The Kingsport Aquatic Center also has a full calendar of water aerobics classes this August, where you can hop into the water with the KAC’s instructors for some aquatic exercise that’s easy on the joints but fun for all. Plus, stay tuned for more details on the KAC’s Rock Wall Challenge on August 21. Do you have the best time to the top?

To learn more about everything the KAC has to offer, visit swimkingsport.com or call 423-343-9758.

Independence on the Frontier 

Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park 

Saturday, July 24th 



10 am – 4 pm

 

Step back in time 245 years to a colorful revolutionary world and witness life on the colonial frontier during a very tumultuous time. In the summer of 1776 colonial leaders met in Philadelphia to draft a document that would forever change the world. By today’s standards information traveled slowly in the 18th century. As our guests to Fort Watauga, you too can be part of the excitement as news of American Independence finally reaches the colonial frontier. What did the colonists think about a new nation? Walk among historical characters and hear their varied reactions to the Declaration, from fear of war to the hope of a brighter future.  

 

The celebration takes place on Saturday, July 24th as members of the Washington County Regiment of North Carolina Militia, host living history organization at Sycamore Shoals State Historic Area, will be garrisoned in and around Fort Watauga. The militia muster will include a myriad of activities throughout the weekend allowing guests the opportunity to step back in time and experience daily life on the colonial frontier in 1776. The highlight of the day will be a special reading of the Declaration of Independence given inside Fort Watauga at 1:00 in the afternoon. The event is free and open to the public. 

 

Extend your Independence celebrations and bring the entire family out for a day full of history, patriotism, education, and family fun. The event will run from 10:00 am until 4:00 pm on Saturday, July 24th.  

 

Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park is located at 1651 W. Elk Ave. Elizabethton, TN 37643.

 

For more information about Sycamore Shoals please contact the park at 423-543-5808 or visit us at:

 

www.sycamoreshoalstn.org

www.tnstateparks.com/parks/sycamore-shoals.  

www.facebook.com/sycamoreshoals

ETSU to host Equity and Inclusion Conference

Registration open for virtual event Sept. 20-22 with new student track

JOHNSON CITY – Registration is open for the third annual Equity and Inclusion Conference at East Tennessee State University featuring keynote speakers and presenters from across the country. This virtual event is scheduled for Sept. 20-21, with a new student track on Sept. 22.

The conference theme, “From Discussion to Action: Bold Steps Toward Equity and Inclusion,” highlights the importance of personal action. Those who attend will build confidence when encountering situations that call for understanding, empathy and advocacy. Because these skills are relevant in a wide variety of settings beyond ETSU, the community is encouraged to take part.

Early bird registration for the Equity and Inclusion Conference is open until Aug. 31. Registration fees are $50 for ETSU employees and $60 for community members through Aug. 31; after that date, fees are $65 and $75, respectively. Student registration is free when students use their ETSU email address to sign up. Non-ETSU students may register for $25.

For registration or more information, including details on the agenda, speakers and panelists, visit the Equity and Inclusion Conference web page at etsu.edu/equity/conference.php, or call the ETSU Office of Equity and Inclusion at 423-439-4445. For disability accommodations, call the ETSU Office of Disability Services at 423-439-8346.

‘FL3TCH3R Exhibit’ calling for 2021 exhibition entries

International exhibit dedicated this year to ‘Protection of Voting Rights,’ adds new awards

JOHNSON CITY – Entries are sought for the 2021 “FL3TCH3R Exhibit: Social & Politically Engaged Art,” which will be held at East Tennessee State University’s Reece Museum from Oct. 4-Dec. 10.

This annual exhibit continues to represent the spirit of social and political movements of the country and world.

“There will be no general theme for entries except a focus on social and politically engaged artworks,” say co-directors Barb, Wayne and Carrie Dyer, who established the exhibition in memory of Fletcher Dyer, a senior ETSU art and design student who was in a fatal motorcycle accident in 2009. “However, this year’s exhibit will especially honor ‘Protection of Voting Rights,’ and continues this year to honor ‘Black Lives Matter.’”

The 2021 juror will be Michael Ray Charles, a contemporary American painter and Hugh Roy and Lillie Cranz Cullen Distinguished Professor of Painting since 2014 at the University of Houston’s School of Art. Charles was a participant in the PBS series “Art21” in 2001 and his work explores historic African American stereotypes from the Antebellum South.

The directors of the 2021 exhibit have issued their Call for Entries to artists through Aug. 23, with an extended deadline of Aug. 31 for an additional fee. A non-refundable fee of $40 is required for submission of up to three entries, with an additional $10 fee per artwork/title over three.

Artists may view the prospectus at fl3tch3rexhibit.com/downloads/prospectus.pdf.

A portion of the entry fees funds the Fletcher Hancock Dyer BFA Graphic Design Scholarship Award, which is given annually to an ETSU Department of Art and Design student.

 

For more information on Fletcher Dyer, visit fletcherdyer.com/about.html. To learn more about the “FL3TCH3R Exhibit,” visit FL3TCH3Rexhibit.com.

Kingsport Carousel Celebrates Sixth Birthday

To celebrate the Carousel’s birthday, all rides will be free on Saturday, July 17! Enjoy some birthday giveaways throughout the day to celebrate the occasion.

The Carousel will be open for free rides on Saturday, July 7 beginning at 11 a.m. Come early and pick up your favorite produce or baked goods from the Kingsport Farmers Market, which opens at 7 a.m. The free cooking demo series, Saturdays with the Chef, will begin at 9 a.m. with free samples and recipes.

Event Schedule

  • Kingsport Farmers Market: 7 a.m. – 1 p.m.

  • Birthday Giveaways: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

  • Free Carousel Rides: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

The Kingsport Carousel is a volunteer-led project completed in 2015. Over 300 volunteers worked over 5 years to hand-carve and hand-paint platform and sweep animals for the working 1956 vintage Herschell carousel.  Since opening in July 2015 the Carousel has hosted over 225,000 riders. The Carousel is open to the public year-round and all rides are $1. Private parties and birthday parties start at $100 and can be booked by calling 423-392-8414.

The Carousel is currently open Wednesday through Sunday, from 12:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, please visit EngageKingsport.com, or call 423-392-8414.

Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park

History at Home

Seasonal Interpretive Programs – July 14 – 25

with Slade Nakoff & Matthew Simerly

COVID-19 GUIDELINES: Face masks are optional on park grounds and inside park facilities. Social distancing of 6 feet is recommended. The park visitors center closes Sat. between the hours of 11:00 and 12:00 for cleaning and disinfecting. Restrooms may close periodically for additional cleaning.

 

Program registration is requested, please visit www.tnstateparks.com/parks/events/sycamore-shoals

 

Carter Mansion Tour

July 16, 18, 22, 24 & 30                                                                                 1:30 pm

Adults – $9.00; Ages 7 to 17 years – $5.00; 6 and under free                    

Tax included                                                                                                   Max:  12

Registration required – www.tnstateparks.com/parks/events/sycamore-shoals

 

Join park Interpreter Slade Nakoff for a tour of Tennessee’s oldest frame house! Discover the secrets of this elegant frontier home and learn the history of the family who built it between 1775 and 1780.

 

The John and Landon Carter Mansion is located at 1031 Broad Street, Elizabethton, TN 37643

 

Accessibility to the home includes steps and an interior staircase. Tour may be subject to cancelation in the event of severely inclement weather.

 

Sabine Hill Guided Tour      

July 17, 23, 25, 29 & 31                                                                                 1:30 pm

Adults – $9.00; Ages 7 to 17 years – $5.00; 6 and under free

Tax included                                                                                                   Max:  12

Registration required – www.tnstateparks.com/parks/events/sycamore-shoals

 

Join park Interpreter Matthew Simerly for a guided tour of this stately home built by Mary Patton Taylor, widow of Brigadier General Nathaniel Taylor. The site has been described as one of the finest examples of Federal architecture in the State of Tennessee. During your tour you will have the opportunity to take in the colorful and architecturally detailed interior while learning about the influential Taylor family who called Sabine Hill home in the early 19th century.

 

Sabine Hill is located at 2328 West G Street, Elizabethton, TN 37643

 

Please note, only portable toilet facilities are available at this time. Accessibility to the home includes steps and an interior staircase. Tour may be subject to cancelation in the event of severely inclement weather.

 

Wednesday July 14th

 

2:00 p.m.        “Starting a fire with flint and steel” –Learn how to start a fire with flint and steel. Great for backpackers and hikers. Join seasonal interpretive ranger Matthew Simerly as he shows you how to make a fire quickly and easily. Matthew will show you where to find fire tinder in the woods and how to keep an ember alive until you can build a fire from it.

Thursday July 15th

 

10:30 a.m.      Evolution of firearms” –Take a look through time and see the type of guns that the pilgrims carried up to the guns used in the Civil War. Join Matthew Simerly as he explains how firearms changed over time from Jamestown to Gettysburg. See a live musket fire in real time. Learn how these tools for hunting and war work, and the history behind them. Meet on the deck outside the visitor center. Duration 20 minutes.

 

Friday July 16th        

 

2:00 p.m.        “Meet with a Continental Soldier” –Come meet a continental soldier and hear about life in Washington’s Army. Learn about everyday life and duty in camp and the hardships that a common soldier would have faced. Learn reasons why he enlisted and fought. See and handle the weapons and equipment that a common soldier would have used. Presented by Matthew Simerly inside the fort. Meet at Fort Watauga. Duration: 30 minutes.

 

Saturday July 17th

 

10:30 a.m.        “Kids militia” – Join Matthew Simerly in this fun, hands-on activity for kids from ages 5 to 12. The kids will meet in the fort where Matthew will tell them about the role the Militia played in the Revolutionary War. He then will lead them through the basic drills that a Militia man would do throughout his day. Duration: 30 minutes.

Sunday July 18th

 

2:00 p.m.        “Chat with a Longhunter” –Meet and talk with a Longhunter as he explains why he would risk life and limb on the frontier, hunting for over a year at a time away from home. Listen as he explains about what he does daily as he tells about the dangers that he would face. Learn how the Longhunters opened up the lands beyond the Appalachian Mountains so the settlers could follow in their footsteps. Presented by Matthew Simerly inside the fort. Duration 30 minutes.

Wednesday July 21st

 

10:30 a.m.      “Starting a fire with flint and steel” –Learn how to start a fire with flint and steel. Great for backpackers and hikers. Join seasonal interpretive ranger Matthew Simerly as he shows you how to make a fire quickly and easily. Matthew will show you where to find fire tinder in the woods and how to keep an ember alive until you can build a fire from it.

2:00 p.m.        Tartan Weaving” –Join Slade Nakoff as he begins the journey of creating tartan fabric on a floor loom just as it would have been done during the 18th century. He will begin with a simple check, and then progress onwards towards more complex tartans. Meet in the Visitor Center.

 

Thursday July 22nd

 

10:30 a.m.      “Working Leather” –Join Slade Nakoff as he demonstrates and discusses the leatherworking trade during the 18th century while creating a Scottish sporran fit for a Jacobite. Meet in the visitor’s center. Duration: 30 minutes

 

2:00 p.m.        Dress to Impress” –Fashion was just as important to people in the 1770’s as it is for people today. From hats to shoes, seasonal interpretive ranger Matthew Simerly will show the ins and outs of the fashions of 1770’s including what men would have worn, from a gentleman in good standing to a pioneer on the frontier.

 

 

Friday July 23rd

 

10:30 a.m.      Evolution of firearms” –Take a look through time and see the type of guns that the pilgrims carried up to the guns used in the Civil War. Join Matthew Simerly as he explains how firearms changed over time from Jamestown to Gettysburg. See a live musket fire in real time. Learn how these tools for hunting and war work, and the history behind them. Meet on the deck outside the visitor center. Duration 20 minutes.

 

2:00 p.m.        The Colonial Gunsmith” –Join Slade Nakoff as he demonstrates and describes the work of a gunsmith during the 18th century, along with the methods of the trade. Meet in the visitor’s center. Duration: 30 minutes.

 

Saturday July 24th

 

10:30               “Finger Weaving” –Join Slade Nakoff as he demonstrates finger weaving while he works on a beaded strap for a powder horn. This is a program for all ages. Meet inside the visitor center. Duration: 30 minutes.

 

2:00 pm.         “Chat with a Longhunter” –Meet and talk with a Longhunter as he explains why he would risk life and limb on the frontier, hunting for over a year at a time away from home. Listen as he explains about what he does daily as he tells about the dangers that he would face. Learn how the Longhunters opened up the lands beyond the Appalachian Mountains so the settlers could follow in their footsteps. Presented by Matthew Simerly inside the fort. Duration 30 minutes.

Sunday July 25th

 

10:30               Meet with a Continental Soldier” –Come meet a continental soldier and hear about life in Washington’s Army. Learn about everyday life and duty in camp and the hardships that a common soldier would have faced. Learn reasons why he enlisted and fought. See and handle the weapons and equipment that a common soldier would have used. Presented by Matthew Simerly inside the fort. Meet at Fort Watauga. Duration: 30 minutes.

 

2:00 p.m.           “A Shoemakers Work” –During the 18th century shoes were a long process to make. Join Slade Nakoff as he demonstrates and describes the everyday work of a cobbler during the 18th century while he continues work on a pair of colonial shoes. This event will be held inside the fort. Duration: 30 minutes.

 

 

1651 W. Elk Avenue- Elizabethton, TN 37643            423-543-5808

 

On August 6th the Johnson City Public Art Committee will host a 5 x 5 Art Exhibit & Fundraiser featuring over 50 area artists and over 170 artworks for sale. All 5-inch x 5-inch artworks will be sold for $25. Also on offer this year are ceramic vessels made by local ceramicists and accompanied by seasonal floral arrangements. Each vessel and flowers will be sold as a set for $50. As they peruse the exhibit, attendees will enjoy a live musical performance by jazz quartet Adrian Nuñez, Hunter Sparks, Noah Wise, and Parker Lewis.
As in previous years, all artworks will be sold on a first-come-first-served basis. Therefore, attendees are encouraged to arrive promptly. Proceeds from the fundraiser will benefit Johnson City Public Art.
The exhibition will be held on August 6th at The Pavilion at Founders Park, 105 W. Main St., in downtown Johnson City from 5:55 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
This event is free and open to the public. For more information on Johnson City Public Art visit https://jcpublicart.com/.

Co-ed Kickball League begins Tuesday, July 13
Who: Adult Co-Ed Kickball League
What: Sponsored by Believe in Bristol and the City of Bristol, Tennessee’s Department of Parks & Recreation. Games are self-officiated and disputes will be settled with a coin toss.
When: Tuesday, July 13. Games begin at 6:30, 7:30, and 8:30 p.m.
Where: Rotary Field, 401 Ash Street.
Play begins Tuesday, July 13, and will continue each Tuesday and Thursday night for six weeks. Each team consists of 10 to 14 players, including at least four female players and a designated team captain.

 

Keep out pollution—that’s the solution!
The local art contest raising awareness about stormwater is now accepting entries

Are you a local artist with a passion for keeping the environment and Kingsport clean? Do you have an artistic talent for conveying a message within your art? The City of Kingsport Stormwater Department, with the help of the Office of Cultural Arts and Engage Kingsport, is seeking local artists and creative minds to paint five storm drains to raise awareness about the importance of protecting our rivers, stream habitat and aquatic wildlife.

 

To enter the contest:

  • Send a color sketch of your proposed artwork around a storm drain. Entries will be accepted via mail or email.

  • Artwork may include the street, sidewalk or both.

  • Text is encouraged to convey the educational stormwater message.

  • Be sure to include name, phone number and email.

The deadline to submit entries is August 20. Five winners will be selected by September 3. The five winning artists will receive $100 and the chance to leave their artistic talents on the streets of local Kingsport locations.

 

Sponsors for this year’s contest include Barge Design Solutions, Kingsport Imaging, Mattern & Craig and Now or Never Tattoo Gallery.

 

The artists will each receive one quart of red, yellow, blue, white and black paint. Painting will begin the week of September 13. For complete rules and guidelines, please visit this link.

 

 

Be sure to like and follow the Kingsport Public Works Facebook page to see progress pictures of the storm drain art once the artists get started!

 

For more information on the storm drain art contest and stormwater in Kingsport, please visit this link.

Bays Mountain Park to Host ‘Cinema Under the Stars’
Park will screen ‘Friday the 13th’ in August, tickets on sale now

Spend Friday the 13th at Bays Mountain Park… if you dare! Knoxville TVA Credit Union presents Cinema Under the Stars: Friday the 13th (1980, R) on Friday, August 13.

 

Come out and watch this classic slasher flick in the Bays Mountain Amphitheatre, surrounded by the spooky woods. Think you can survive the night? Pick up an “I Survived Friday the 13th at BMP” t-shirt to commemorate the evening!

 

Tickets are available via Eventbrite here and are $10 per person. Please note that children under 17 must be accompanied by a parent or adult guardian in order to attend an R-rated movie.

The amphitheatre is bench seating, and you are welcome to bring stadium chairs for your comfort. Bag/lawn chairs and outside food are not allowed at Cinema Under the Stars.

 

Entrance to the outdoor amphitheatre opens at 7:45 p.m. The movie will begin around 8:45 p.m. Run time is 1 hour 35 minutes.

 

“I Survived Friday the 13th” t-shirts are $22 each and are available to bundle with your ticket purchase on Eventbrite. BMP will only have limited quantities of shirts at the event, and they’ll be $28 each then—so make sure you grab yours at checkout!

 

To learn more about Bays Mountain Park, visit baysmountain.com or call 423-229-9447.

This July, We’re Sharing Our Parks and Recreation Story in Kingsport

Month-long national celebration highlights the impact parks and recreation has on

communities across the country

 

This July, Kingsport is celebrating Parks and Recreation Month. A variety of activities are planned for residents of all ages and abilities — including a social media campaign requesting stories and pictures from the community, various summer camp activities and a free outdoor movie at Miracle Field.

 

Other programs and events offered by Kingsport Parks and Recreation this month include: an Outdoor Volleyball Tournament at Eastman Park at Horse Creek, the Eagles Nest Disc Golf Tournament at Borden Park, a One-Pitch Adult Softball Tournament at Brickyard Park, the Spin, Sprint and Splash Triathlon at V.O. Dobbins Sr. Complex, Allandale Mansion Open House & Tours, Croquet at Allandale Mansion and Pickle In The Park Pickleball Tournament at Riverview Park.

 

Kingsport is celebrating Parks and Recreation Month, an initiative of the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), by inviting our community to share their experiences, memories and stories about what parks and recreation means to them. Visit Kingsport Parks and Recreation on Facebook to share your stories and pictures!

 

“Kingsport Parks and Recreation strives to make our community a great place to live by providing opportunities for physical activity, family fellowship, experiences with nature and community engagement,” said Kitty Frazier, parks and recreation manager. “Keeping yourself active is key to a healthy lifestyle and we encourage everyone to enjoy our many wonderful city parks throughout the summer and year-round.”

 

To close out a month of celebrating, join Kingsport Parks and Recreation on July 30 for a free showing of the movie The Sandlot (rated PG) at Miracle Field. The event will begin at 8:00 p.m. with the movie starting as soon as the sun goes down. Free popcorn and water will be available, along with games and prizes, prior to the start of the movie.

 

NRPA encourages people that support parks and recreation to share their park and recreation story, as well as why their local parks and recreation professionals are important to them, with the hashtag #OurParkAndRecStory.

To learn more about Parks and Recreation Month, visit www.kingsportparksandrecreation.org and www.nrpa.org/July and be sure to follow along on Facebook.

 

This July, We’re Sharing Our Parks and Recreation Story in Kingsport

Month-long national celebration highlights the impact parks and recreation has on

communities across the country

 

This July, Kingsport is celebrating Parks and Recreation Month. A variety of activities are planned for residents of all ages and abilities — including a social media campaign requesting stories and pictures from the community, various summer camp activities and a free outdoor movie at Miracle Field.

 

Other programs and events offered by Kingsport Parks and Recreation this month include: an Outdoor Volleyball Tournament at Eastman Park at Horse Creek, the Eagles Nest Disc Golf Tournament at Borden Park, a One-Pitch Adult Softball Tournament at Brickyard Park, the Spin, Sprint and Splash Triathlon at V.O. Dobbins Sr. Complex, Allandale Mansion Open House & Tours, Croquet at Allandale Mansion and Pickle In The Park Pickleball Tournament at Riverview Park.

 

Kingsport is celebrating Parks and Recreation Month, an initiative of the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), by inviting our community to share their experiences, memories and stories about what parks and recreation means to them. Visit Kingsport Parks and Recreation on Facebook to share your stories and pictures!

 

“Kingsport Parks and Recreation strives to make our community a great place to live by providing opportunities for physical activity, family fellowship, experiences with nature and community engagement,” said Kitty Frazier, parks and recreation manager. “Keeping yourself active is key to a healthy lifestyle and we encourage everyone to enjoy our many wonderful city parks throughout the summer and year-round.”

 

To close out a month of celebrating, join Kingsport Parks and Recreation on July 30 for a free showing of the movie The Sandlot (rated PG) at Miracle Field. The event will begin at 8:00 p.m. with the movie starting as soon as the sun goes down. Free popcorn and water will be available, along with games and prizes, prior to the start of the movie.

 

NRPA encourages people that support parks and recreation to share their park and recreation story, as well as why their local parks and recreation professionals are important to them, with the hashtag #OurParkAndRecStory.

To learn more about Parks and Recreation Month, visit www.kingsportparksandrecreation.org and www.nrpa.org/July and be sure to follow along on Facebook.

 

Free, fun, family event~ come see hotrods, show cars, muscle cars, ratrods, gassers, drag cars. Lots of great Food Vendors, BBQ, ice cream, fried potatoes, pizza, chicken & burgers to name a few. Wyldeheart & “The Man in Black” will be providing some great live music, you can have your pictures made with “Smokey the Bear,” and maybe even Barney Fife.. burnout competition at 4pm as well as a 50/50 raffle to benefit St.Jude’ Children’s Research Hospital. Largest car show in Western North Carolina, and only in Poplar! Call 828-688-3612 or email mistyhughes@mcsnc.org. Sponsored by Carolina Pushrodz.

KSC@LynnView, a branch site of the Kingsport Senior Center is looking for an exercise instructor on Fridays between the hours of 8am – 2pm. Must be certified. Please text or call 423-341-3856 for details.

 

ETSU Health hosting July COVID-19 vaccine clinics for anyone age 18 and older

JOHNSON CITY – ETSU Health will host several upcoming Janssen Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine clinics throughout July. This single-dose vaccine is free and available to anyone age 18 and older. No appointments are required. 

The July clinics are as follows:

  • Thursday-Friday, July 8-9

  • Wednesday-Friday, July 14-16

  • Wednesday-Friday, July 21-23

All of these clinics will be on the second floor of the D.P. Culp Student Center from 2-4 p.m. Enter on the second-floor entrance off of Seehorn Road (below the third-floor ramp).

The ETSU Health vaccine clinic will administer Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen COVID-19 vaccine, which only requires one shot.

Following a pause of the Janssen Johnson & Johnson vaccine and a thorough safety review, the CDC and the FDA determined that the recommended pause of the vaccine in the U.S. should be lifted and use of the vaccine should resume. The FDA has determined that the available data show that the vaccine’s known and potential benefits outweigh its known and potential risks in individuals 18 years of age and older. More details about the decision is available here.

Faculty, students and staff from ETSU Health colleges, including Quillen College of Medicine, Bill Gatton College of Pharmacy, the College of Nursing and the College of Public Health, will be administering the vaccines and assisting with patient intake and registration.

For more information about the ETSU Health vaccine clinic, call 423-439-EVAX (3829). Patients with questions about the vaccine should contact their physician.

Bring the entire family to Peace Free Will Baptist Church in Morristown, TN, July 12 – 16 each night from 6:00 – 8:30 pm for Mystery Island VBS. We will track down the one true God who is revealed in the Bible. There will be skits, Bible lessons, games, crafts, music, and dinner nightly. To pre-register, call the office at (423)587-6773. The church is located at 600 S. Davy Crockett Parkway, right beside Walters State Community College.

Kingsport Customer Service Center Moving to New City Hall
Customer Service center to open at 415 Broad St. on July 12 

 

Kingsport residents accustomed to paying utility bills or property taxes or applying for a business license in person will do so at a more convenient location starting next week.

 

The City of Kingsport Customer Service center will open in the first floor of the new City Hall at 415 Broad St. on Monday, July 12. This move is a major milestone in the city’s consolidation of four government buildings and multiple departments into one location to better serve the community.

 

Residents should note that the existing Customer Service center at 225 W. Center St. will close on Thursday, July 8, at 5 p.m. for the transition. The Payment Annex at 109 Clay St. will be open through Friday, July 9, from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and close after that date, consolidating with the Customer Service center in City Hall starting July 12.

 

The night deposit box at 225 W. Center St. will close on July 6.

 

“When Customer Service opens in our new City Hall on July 12, it will mark the completion of moves for the majority of our teams, allowing us to better serve residents in one convenient location,” Kingsport Deputy City Manager Ryan McReynolds said. “I appreciate the patience and support from the community and the diligence of our city employees for making this transition as smooth as possible.”

 

The new location is ADA-compliant with more than 270 nearby parking spots, including 75 at the new City Hall building. Parking is also available on Clay Street and New Street and at Kingsport Library and 5 Points.

 

All departments except the Building Division and Maps will be open in the new City Hall building by July 12 in the following locations:

 

Floor 1

  • Building Division –  opening July 14 in City Hall

  • City Clerk

  • City Information Desk

  • Code Enforcement

  • Customer Service/Bill Pay

Floor 2

  • Budget

  • City Manager

  • Economic Development

  • Planning

Floor 3

  • Board of Mayor and Aldermen Board Room

  • Human Resources

  • Legal/Risk Management

  • Public Information & Communications

Floor 4

  • Finance

  • Purchasing

  • Leisure Services

Floor 5

  • Archives Staff

  • Maps – opening TBD

Floor 6

  • Information Technology (IT)

  • Kingsport Employee Health Clinic

  • Kingsport Metropolitan Transportation Planning Organization (KMTPO)

  • Public Works Administration

The Chillin & Grillin in the Glades BBQ & Music Festival will be held on July 16th & 17th on Main Street in Downtown Wise, VA. There will be a steak contest, kid’s cookoff & BBQ contest that is open for anyone to enter. There will also be a kid’s corner, craft vendors, the Grillmaster 5K run, a food court with plenty of delicious BBQ and concession foods, as well as 2 days of great concerts culminating on Saturday evening with ZZ-KC and Big Gun, two of the top tribute bands in the nation!

Lyrics On The Lawn 2021 in Greeneville Tn @ The Dickson-Williams Mansion.
Thursdays in July from 7-9pm.

July1- Smooth Sailor

July 8- Mic Harrison and The High Score
+ Chaz

July 15- Samantha Gray Band
+ The Color 7

July 22- Brandon Rohr
+ The Dependents

July 29- Barstool Romeos
+ Lonesome Pine

******FREE ADMISSION*******
Food Vendors available at 6:00. Bring your chair or blanket.

Kingsport Public Library’s New Summer Hours

Kingsport Public Library is excited to announce new summer hours.

The library will be opening 30 minutes earlier every day to accommodate community members that are out early. In addition, the library will be open every day until at least 6:00 p.m. to allow community members to stop in after work to use the computers or to pick up books, DVDs or video games.

The library’s new hours will begin Tuesday, June 1 and will be in place through Labor Day.

The new hours will be as follows:

Monday – Thursday    8:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Friday – Saturday        8:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

 

For more information, please visit www.kingsportlibrary.org or contact Kingsport Public Library at 423-229-9465.

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