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Spring 2013 Cooking Classes at Avanti Savoia’s La Cucina

Spring 2013 Cooking Classes at Avanti Savoia’s La Cucina

 

Knoxville’s very own gourmet food importing business is offering another set of cooking classes at their kitchen, La Cucina.  Featuring a wide range of cuisines and traditions, the classes always focus on efficient professional cooking techniques that will make any cook’s life easier – and more fun!

Pharmacists sell new meth-proof cold medicine

Local pharmacists are selling a new form of pseudoephedrine to help fight against meth production in East Tennessee.

Eight stores started selling Nexafed, a drug its manufacturer claims cannot be broken down to be used to make methamphetamine.

"It was intriguing to know there was going to be a new formulation made," said Jeremy Long, a pharmacist at City Drug Co. in Maryville. "I am a lab-rat, I'm a nut. I'm one of the crazy people that enjoys the science behind stuff"

The Knoxville Track Club Walking Program

The Knoxville Track Club Walking Program

 

Knox Walks is a fitness walking program aimed at helping participants make a healthy lifestyle change through regular walking. If you are looking to walk with a group and add more activity to your day, then please join us for exercise and camaraderie. Participants are asked to commit to attending one group walk every week for 10 weeks. In return, walkers will receive weekly educational material on fitness and nutrition, a t-shirt, other goodies, and entry to the KTC EXPO 5-Mile Walk on May 25th.

Find out more at the Knoxville Track Club's website.

Families get better idea of what Alzheimer's patients deal with

On Friday, a group of Knox County seniors learned first first-hand the impact of Alzheimer's.

The Halls Senior Center hosted a "Virtual Alzheimer's Tour, which helps seniors understand the mental and physical challenges of Alzheimer's.

Participants' vision, hearing and other senses were distorted, mimicking the disease's effects.

Free Child Car Seat Checkpoint Today

Free Child Car Seat Checkpoint Today

The Knoxville Police Department will conduct a free child car seat checkpoint on today from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at 917 E. Fifth Avenue.

According to the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHTSA), 80% of all child restraints are used incorrectly. 

During the KPD checkpoint, child car seats will be checked by a certified car seat technician.

The technicians will provide instructions and demonstrate the correct way to install your child's car seat.

Knoxville baby recovering from second open heart surgery

Thursday marks the beginning of Congenital Heart Defect (CHD) Awareness Week.

Meanwhile, a Knoxville baby is recovering from her second open heart surgery.

Nora Worley, 7 months old, returned to Knoxville last week after spending 22 days at Vanderbilt Children's Hospital.

"She was diagnosed with atrioventricular septal defect (AVSD) which is basically a hole in the center the heart and her left side is nonexistent," said Nora's mother, April Burger.

Burger went on to say, "First, we thought she was perfect. There was nothing wrong with her."

Child Safety Seat Checkpoint Feb. 9

Child Safety Seat Checkpoint Feb. 9

The Knoxville Police Department will conduct a free child car seat checkpoint on Saturday, February 9 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at 917 E. Fifth Avenue.

According to the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHTSA), 80% of all child restraints are used incorrectly. 

During the KPD checkpoint, child car seats will be checked by a certified car seat technician.

The technicians will provide instructions and demonstrate the correct way to install your child's car seat.