Friday, December 10, 2010

December 10th Update

Blog Update
The Cumberland Connection Blog is working with the Cumberland Avenue Merchants Association (CAMA) to promote and prepare businesses for the upcoming streetscape project. While construction is several months away, the merchants are investigating new opportunities (including an intern and possible web presence) to promote and bring business to the district. To that end, the City is offering to post links to business websites on this blog. You'll find those links on the right hand side of the page and thanks to Debbie Billings of Graphic Creations for being the first to submit a website link! If you would like to add your business, simply contact me, Anne Wallace, at and include your business name and web address.

KUB Update
From: KUB Community Relations (Contact No. 594-7988)
Re: Traffic Advisory – Road Closure for Utility Work (weather permitting)

Caledonia Avenue Road Closure – KUB contractor crews will close a section of Caledonia Avenue, between Twentieth Street and Volunteer Boulevard, daily from 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. on Friday, December 10, and Monday, December 13, in association with ongoing sewer system construction work in the area. This section of Caledonia Avenue will be reopened to traffic overnight and
throughout the weekend.

Cumberland Avenue Lane Closure [December 13] – KUB contractor crews will close the westbound curbside lane of traffic on a section of Cumberland Avenue at the James Agee Street intersection from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. on Monday, December 13, as sewer system work is completed. One westbound lane, the center turn lane, and both eastbound lanes will remain open on
this section of Cumberland Avenue during this closure.

Some utility-related closures may extend beyond the scheduled times, depending on the conditions encountered during excavation and construction. Appropriate traffic control measures will be in place at this location to assist motorists traveling in the area. Due to the ongoing presence of workers and equipment, motorists are advised to use extreme caution and expect temporary delays in this area.

Weekend Opportunities
Friday, December 10th
Comcast Christmas at Chilhowee Park
Chilhowee Park Grounds
6 pm to 9 pm
Annual Holiday event, FREE!! Family Friendly Fun!! Visit a winter wonderland at Chilhowee Park. Music, Food, Santa Claus photos, Horse drawn carriage rides thru the park's Christmas Light Tour, Marshmallow roasting, Caroling, Decorating cookies with Mrs. Claus and more! For more information visit:

Christmas Express Train Rides
Volunteer Landing
Dec. 10 & 11: 10:30 am, 2 pm & 5 pm
Dec. 12: 1 pm & 4 pm
For more information visit:

Saturday, December 11th
Market Square Holiday Market
Market Street
11 am to 7 pm
A holiday market featuring locally made crafts and artisan foods.
For more information visit:

Candle Making Workshop at Marble Springs Historic Site
Marble Springs State Historic Farmstead at 1220 West Gov. John Sevier Hwy.
This hands on workshop will teach visitors about lighting sources on the 18th & 19th centuries. Visitors will learn how to make beeswax candles by the open hearth. Hot drinks & baked goods will be provided. Reservations required by Dec. 5. Fee: $5 donation for cost of materials; Parking is free. For more information visit:

Sunday, December 12th
Nativity Pageant of Knoxville - 42th Annual
Civic Coliseum
Sun: 3 pm
Mon & Tues: 7 pm
FREE no ticket needed. The production features live animals, realistic sets, authentic costumes & an original script told by pantomime drama. For more information visit:

As always, thanks for your continued interest! Have a safe and fun weekend.

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