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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 […]

Taste of Autumn: Another Year of Success

Taste of Autumn: Another Year of Success

Last Thursday evening marked another successful year for Taste of Autumn, the City of Gatlinburg’s annual fundraising event to benefit the United Way of Sevier County. The fundraiser was conceived 20 years ago, and this year’s turnout solidified the event’s continuing popularity as people from all across the USA and abroad came to enjoy the […]

Park Hosts Volunteer Trail Opportunity for National Public Lands Day

Park Hosts Volunteer Trail Opportunity for National Public Lands Day

Great Smoky Mountains National Park is hosting a volunteer trail maintenance workday on Saturday, September 30 in celebration of the 24th annual National Public Lands Day. Participants are invited to participate on a trail rehabilitation project along the Clingmans Dome Bypass Trail from 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Volunteers will perform trail maintenance including installation […]

Park Hosts Star Gazing Event at Cades Cove

Park Hosts Star Gazing Event at Cades Cove

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, in cooperation with the Smoky Mountains Astronomical Society, will offer a stargazing program in Cades Cove on Saturday, September 23, 2017 beginning at 7:30 p.m.  Experienced astronomers and numerous telescopes will be on hand to provide a discovery of the spring sky’s position of stars, galaxies, and constellations, including the […]

Bohanan Reunited with Family After 11 Days

Bohanan Reunited with Family After 11 Days

After spending 11 nights lost in the backcountry of Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Austin Bohanan walked out of the woods along Panther Creek and flagged down a passing boat for help on August 23 at approximately 2:30 p.m. He was quickly reunited with his family who has gathered daily near the site since his […]

Is it Really “Just an Eclipse”?

Is it Really “Just an Eclipse”?

One sentiment that’s made the social media and water cooler rounds lately has been, “it’s just an eclipse…” While millions anxiously awaited today’s celestial event, it seemed a sizable number of people were unimpressed by the prospect of a total solar eclipse. In 2017, we have more intricate knowledge of space than ever before. We […]

TDCI: Don’t Let Eclipse-Related Scams Compromise Safety

TDCI: Don’t Let Eclipse-Related Scams Compromise Safety

Big events draw crowds – and unscrupulous scammers looking to cash in at others’ expense. The August 21, 2017 total solar eclipse is no exception. As thousands of consumers make plans to view the eclipse at parties and other gatherings across the Volunteer State, the Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance’s (TDCI) Division of Consumer […]

Park Reminds Visitors about Clingmans Dome Road Closure for the Solar Eclipse Event

Park Reminds Visitors about Clingmans Dome Road Closure for the Solar Eclipse Event

Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials are reminding visitors that Clingmans Dome Road will be closed to all access beginning at 11:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 19 through the evening of Monday, August 21 following the event. No overnight parking will be allowed at Clingmans Dome Parking Area or pull-offs, parking areas, and trailheads along […]

Half-Day Closure of Cades Cove Loop Road

Half-Day Closure of Cades Cove Loop Road

Great Smoky Mountains National Park announced a half-day closure of Cades Cove Loop Road on Thursday, June 29 due to a critical maintenance issue. The half-day closure will begin at sunrise and remain in effect till noon. No other work is planned at this time. Motorists, cyclists and pedestrians should expect the road to be […]

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