Not sure if there’s a greater gig than freelance journalism. It’s fun and easy.
- Work at your own pace
- Editor hits me up a couple times a week
- Breaks up norm
- Meet interesting locals
They’re just fluff pieces. Mostly nonprofits, local businesses and community events, which just so happens to be my fav. So, here are a few of my favs from my fav side job. 😉
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Alzheimer’s Association marks The Longest Day
Teams throughout the world are celebrating loved ones with Alzheimer’s disease by spending the summer solstice doing their favorite activity, symbolizing the challenging journey of what it’s like to live with or care for someone with the disease. From sunrise to sunset on Monday, June 20, people are spending The Longest Day raising awareness of the rapidly-growing disease and honoring their own loved ones with the diagnosis.
Speedway in Lights returns to BMS with new sponsor, added features
Two of Bristol’s powerful businesses, Bristol Motor Speedway and The Pinnacle, are partnering together to delight families at Christmastime with the largest Christmas light show in the Southeast, The Pinnacle Speedway in Lights Powered by TVA.
ASD Farm to Fork Gala highlights vibrant local food culture and its impact
Celebrating local food and farmers within 150 miles of Kingsport, Appalachian Sustainable Development (ASD) is holding its Sixth Annual Farm to Fork Gala on July 30 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at MeadowView Marriott Convention Center.
Now or Never artists offer custom-made artwork and emotional support
Two friends sit on a large leather sofa as one anxiously fills out paperwork. A tattoo artist brings the piece he drew for her ankle. She excitedly approves the design as they walk out of the waiting area that resembles more of an art gallery than a traditional tattoo shop.
Friends for the Fight: Groups unite to host benefit dinner for local cancer patients
Preaching Christ Church is partnering with Wellmont’s Cancer Institute to raise money for their Wellmont Patient’s Assistance Fund by hosting a benefit dinner at 5 p.m., May 9 at MeadowView Convention Center.
Karen Childress plays UNO with her two youngest children at the kitchen table, while her eldest son reads a book. The little ones shout out the colors and numbers, drowning out the sound of their brother slowly but correctly pronouncing each syllable on the page.
Local Girl Scouts nearing end of journey together
A troop of seven girls from Dobyns-Bennett High School can boast of something few ever achieve. They have navigated their entire Scouting journey together and forged a 12-year-long friendship, continuously brought together by their common love of community service and Girl Scouts.
FRIENDS, a local non-profit support group for families with Down syndrome, is hosting its 15th annual Buddy Walk at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 12, at the ETSU soccer warm-up field. Teams for the walk are made up of “buddies,” or families and caregivers of individuals with Down syndrome along with the individuals themselves. The walk, which is just shy of one mile, is being used to celebrate the individuals with Down syndrome. They will be cheered on as they pass through the archway, given a medal and a goodie bag, and have their picture taken with the event’s grand marshal, Claudia Byrd from Speedway Children’s Charities.
Visitors of Steele Creek Park experience nature at its fullest within the Bristol city limits. For the past year, visitors have been paying to enter the park. Cars pay $2, buses $10, or $50 for an annual pass with options to pay using a credit card or cash. Once drivers pay the admission fee, they can choose from an educational tour of the nature center, quiet fishing in a 52-acre lake, miles of gentle or strenuous hiking trails, tree lined walking/bike trails, a 10-minute children’s train ride, sports in an open field, disc golf, or a picnic under shade trees.
Kingsport Ballet expands its community outreach with new offerings
Kingsport Ballet’s 33rd season offers the community various new and exciting ways to engage and participate in the nonprofit’s activities.
Honor Flight gives back to those who have given so much
Honor Flight of Northeast Tennessee goes above and beyond to make sure America’s veterans receive the respect they deserve.