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"Get out & Play with Dr. Bob" at Tyson Park

"Get out & Play with Dr. Bob" at Tyson Park

(Information provided by Kathleen Gibi)

Residing near the University of Tennessee's campus in Downtown-West Knoxville, Tyson Park provides a wide array of recreational opportunities to Knoxvillians. Third Creek Greenway, which connects to Neyland and Bearden Greenways, is a popular place to run, walk, and bike.

New program aims to get kids excited about exercise

Lonsdale Elementary in Knoxville has a new program called the Cardiac Club. It's a 20-week program aimed at getting kids excited about exercise and being healthy overall.

Fourth and fifth graders are involved, and it isn't a mandatory class. The kids want to be there.

Teachers say they had to write an essay on why they should be allowed in the Cardiac Club.

"I'm hoping that what they gain from this, it's going to make such a life impact, that they're going to want to exercise for a long time to come," said Lonsdale PE teacher Julie Lowe.

Knoxville clinic clears menigitis fears via mail

Knoxville clinic clears menigitis fears via mail

Knoxville Orthopedic Clinic is stitching up patient concerns Friday.  The facility mailed 700 letters to patients informing them KOC is not connected to the current meningitis outbreak.

"Fortunately, I just hired a nursing assistant to explain everything [to callers].  It has made my life substantially better," said Dr. Michael Craig with KOC.

Dr. Craig gave 16 epidural steroid injections Friday.  Clinic patients have nothing to worry about, we're told.  KOC does not use compounded drugs, like the one in question.

Register to Vote!

Register to Vote!

You can register to vote now thru Monday, October 8.

If you are not registered by Oct. 8 you will not be able to vote for the Presidential and State General Election scheduled for November 6.

Early Voting starts Octoctober 17 and ends November 1.

Here's a couple handy links:

More mosquito spraying planned for Thursday night

Press release from Knox Co. Health Dept.

Knox County Health Department (KCHD) will be spraying for mosquitoes in five areas on Thursday, Oct. 4, between the hours of 9 p.m. to midnight, if the temperature is above 55 degrees.

Two sites, Broadway and East Knox, are repeat sprayings as specified in Centers for Disease Control and Prevention protocol. The other three locations, Fourth Avenue, Halls and Kimberlin Heights, have had new positive lab confirmation for West Nile Virus.

Don't Miss: Jazz, Baby!

Don't Miss: Jazz, Baby!

 

Don't miss an entertaining evening filled with re-hot Dixieland jazz to benefit special needs babies.

Thursday, October 4th, Friends of Tennessee's Babies with Special Needs is hosting it's annual musical funraiser at The Foundry in World's Fair Park

Along with great music, Jazz, Baby! boasts tasty & plentiful hors d'oeuvres and a fabulous live auction!

KPD hosting Bike Safety Fair this weekend

KPD hosting Bike Safety Fair this weekend

From the Knoxville Police Department:

Fall is a wonderful time of year to go bicycling.  The Knoxville Police Department wants all cyclists, particularly children, to stay safe while enjoying this sport.  That's why we (KPD) are conducting our annual fall Safety Fair at Safety City on Saturday, September 29, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Families are encouraged to come out to learn about pedestrian and bicycle safety.