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David Dewhirst

in Knoxville

Revitalizing Knoxville

PRESENTED ON MAY 12, 2016
IN KNOXVILLE @ VOL 19

David Dewhirst discusses how the revitalization of Knoxville continues to save the city's unique architectural heritage while fostering the growth of a strong, connected and passionate community. 

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Mary Boyce Temple House

BY BRIAN PITTMAN
@ VOL 12 ON AUG 19, 2014

Brian Pittman is a man of many talents. Many of us know him as the CathedralGuy and as a local architect. We have followed his inspiring contributions to the renovation to the last remaining single family home in Downtown Knoxville's core. This presentation focuses on what life is like after construction is complete.

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Brigid KO Designs

BY BRIGID OESTERLING
@ VOL 13 ON NOV 11, 2014

Designer Brigid Oesterling of BrigidKO creates couture costuming and clothing made primarily from innertubes and recycled materials. Her focus has been to use innertubes from cars, motorcycles and bicycles. Not your typical recycled-wear, the recycled rubber material often has a leather look which the designer masterfully balances with other materials, often masking the identity of the innertube. Her work is innovative and, these unique pieces are both delicate and bold. 

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A Writers Journey: From Abject Failure to Marginal Success at Inside of Knoxville.com

BY ALAN SIMS
@ VOL 13 ON NOV 11, 2014

Alan Sims focuses on his blog about the culture and life of downtown Knoxville after his failed attempt in pursing song and short story writing. His blog centers around the development, events, business, and issues of his city.

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Nourish Knoxville

BY CHARLOTTE TOLLEY
@ VOL 14 ON FEB 12, 2015

Charlotte Tolley has served as the director of the Market Square Farmers’ since its inception in 2004.  She describes the history and growth of the MSFM and how it has built community in Knoxville, and how it informed the start of its new umbrella organization, Nourish Knoxville.  As a 501c3 organization, Nourish Knoxville is cultivating relationships between farmers, artisanal producers, and the community through connections local food. 

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Restoration from the Rubble - Medic Samaritan

BY CHAD BECKER
@ VOL 19 ON MAY 12, 2016

In this presentation Chad Becker discusses the efforts of Medic Samiratan, which was established to offer medical support in Haiti for mission teams and the residents they served following the catastrophic earthquake in January 2010 which devastated the already impoverished Third World country.  Evolving from its founding objective, Medic Samaritan now enters into healthcare concentrated endeavors that facilitate access to shelter, education, and clean water within the rural mountainous communities of Beloc, Camatin, and Decouze, Haiti. The Medic Samaritan SEWing Sustainability model (Shelter, Education/Engagement, Water), focuses on empowering Haitians through projects that promote long-term, community health development and sustainability.

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Making Knoxville Dementia Friendly

BY ANGELA GRANT
@ VOL 20 ON AUG 18, 2016

In this presention Angela Grant speaks about a grassroots movement to make Knoxville the first dementia friendly city in the US. Alzheimer’s and dementia are thieves…they steal memories, finances, independence, and relationships. Norm MacNamera of Torquay, England started this movement and it finally landed in Knoxville. The Purple Cities Alliance is working to make Knoxville dementia friendly through basic educational trainings, hospital bracelets and public events. They were featured in Parade magazine and that exposure caused other cities across the US to get involved and join the cause.

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The Great American Farmhouse - An Iowan's Untold Story

BY CATHERINE PORTH
@ VOL 23 ON MAY 11, 2017

Born and raised in Burlington, Iowa, Catherine Porth always knew that one day her parents would move back to the dilapidated family farmhouse her father treasured. What she never predicted was the incredible beauty it would become. This is the story of a German immigrant, the farmhouse he built, and his great-great grandson’s amazing renovation in a forgotten place we call Iowa.

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1 Hour From Knoxville

BY KEN SMITH
@ VOL 24 ON AUG 17, 2017

Within a one-hour drive of PechaKucha Knoxville are so many odd, quirky, hidden, strange, extraordinary, and bizarre things to see that it would be impossible to cram them all into six minutes and 40 seconds. But Ken Smith will do his best to try.

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Why Knoxville Needs Central Cinema

BY WILLIAM MAHAFFEY
@ VOL 24 ON AUG 17, 2017

Knoxville has grown into an incredibly cool city over the last few years, and a one screen indie theater could be the perfect addition to the growing list of awesome things to do in our city. The mainstream movie going experience has become less and less desirable over the years, and William Mahaffey informs how Central Cinema can become a hub for all of the film lovers seeking a better cinema experience here. We will also provide a fitting home for the many film festivals that have sprung up here over the years. On top of that, it will help with the growth of the North Knoxville/Happy Holler commercial area and make it an even more desirable hot spot for the Knoxville community.