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Join Park Rangers for Smokies Service Days

Join Park Rangers for Smokies Service Days

Great Smoky Mountains National Park has extended the “Smokies Service Days” program into December with the addition of four new opportunities. These single-day volunteer projects help complete much needed work across the park and are ideal for people interested in learning more about the park through hands-on service. Each project will provide tasks appropriate for […]

Temporary Closure of the Noah Bud Ogle Cabin and Nature Trail

Temporary Closure of the Noah Bud Ogle Cabin and Nature Trail

Great Smoky Mountains National Park Officials announced the temporary closure of the Noah Bud Ogle Cabin, Noah Bud Ogle Nature Trail, and associated parking area along Cherokee Orchard Road on Wednesday, November 15. No public access will be allowed during the closure due to the removal of numerous hazardous trees.The area is expected to reopen […]

Park Celebrates Bridging the Foothills Parkway ‘Missing Link’

Park Celebrates Bridging the Foothills Parkway ‘Missing Link’

Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials hosted a celebration for the bridging of the Foothills Parkway’s ‘Missing Link.’ Lane Construction Company of Charlotte, NC recently completed a seven-year project to design and build five bridges at a cost of $48.5 million. This marks the first time that vehicles can travel the entire 16-mile section of […]

Fee/Hedrick Theaters Offer Sevier County Days

Fee/Hedrick Theaters Offer Sevier County Days

The Fee/Hedrick Family Entertainment Group, one of the largest show production companies in the southeast, is holding Sevier County Days from now until Nov. 10, 2017 in Pigeon Forge, Tenn.  Shows including: “The Comedy Barn®,” “Christmas at The Smoky Mountain Opry™,” and “The Smith Morning Show” are all $9.95 plus tax for Sevier County residents and […]

Single-Lane Closures on Park Roads

Single-Lane Closures on Park Roads

Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials announced temporary, single-lane closures along the southbound lanes of the Spur (US 441), the Gatlinburg Bypass, and Cherokee Orchard Road beginning Monday, November 6 through Friday, November 17 for the removal of trees along the roadways. In addition, roadside brushing work will take place during the same time period […]

Delayed Opening of Cades Cove for Loop Lope Event

Delayed Opening of Cades Cove for Loop Lope Event

Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials remind park visitors that access to Cades Cove will be delayed on Sunday, November 5 until 10:30 a.m. for the Cades Cove Loop Lope. The event has been planned to minimize disturbance to visitors for this once-a-year opportunity for pre-registered participants to run a choice of a 10-mile or […]

Gatlinburg Announces Winter Magic Kickoff and Chili Cookoff

Gatlinburg Announces Winter Magic Kickoff and Chili Cookoff

With a roster of winter activities and nostalgic charm on every corner, it’s the most wonderful time of the year in Gatlinburg. The winter season officially kickoffs the 28th year of Smoky Mountain Winterfest with the annual Gatlinburg Winter Magic Kickoff and Chili Cookoff on Wednesday, November 8 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in […]

6 Things You Can’t Miss in Gatlinburg this Halloween Season

6 Things You Can’t Miss in Gatlinburg this Halloween Season

Surrounded on three sides by Great Smoky Mountains National Park and its scenic beauty, it’s no surprise that Gatlinburg is a prime destination to experience the excitement of the autumn season with those you love. There’s a little bit of something for everyone here in Gatlinburg, including Halloween enthusiasts looking for the most thrilling and […]

Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center to Host 10th Annual Quilters’ Roadshow

Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center to Host 10th Annual Quilters’ Roadshow

The Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center will host the 10th annual Quilters’ Roadshow on Saturday, October 28, 2017, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., in a celebration of color, creativity and vitality of fall in the Smokies. Roadshow visitors will have the opportunity to learn from Quilters Hall of Fame member Merikay Waldvogel – an author […]

Nellie Johnson Honored

Nellie Johnson Honored

Nellie Johnson was honored at the Eastern Region Family Community Education Club Conference as a Fifty Year Member, however her membership has been 66 years. During those years she served in various leadership positions, as well as very active in the community and her church. Recently in 2015 members voted her the FCE Best of […]

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