Things you should Know
Submitted by onetahiti on May 8, 2013 - 4:58am.
Jun 29 2013 - 10:00am
Jun 29 2013 - 7:00pm
Submitted by mushy on September 17, 2012 - 12:59pm.
A local fisherman's startling catch at Percy Priest Lake has people talking and wondering how and if an exotic fish from South America could end up in Smyrna.
Bill Haynes says there is no doubt what bit his bait Saturday is a Piranha; Native to Amazon, this one somehow ended up in a Tennessee lake and Haynes says it was likely at the hands of irresponsible pet owner.
He's been fishing his entire life and said even this took him by surprise!
It had to happen sooner or later! Watch out Watts Bar!
Submitted by onetahiti on August 21, 2012 - 11:42am.
Bring the whole family to the East TN/Roane County Labor Day Picnic in Roane County Park on Sept. 3 from noon to 3 PM. Cost: $10 adults, children under 12 free. Tickets may be purchased at the picnic or in advance by calling 865-332-1289.
This should be a wonderful feast of food and community. Park Overall will be the guest speaker. Tommy Santelli will be there too, for music and fun.
For more information, see: Link...
Submitted by onetahiti on August 21, 2012 - 11:20am.
Sep 3 2012 - 12:00pm
Sep 3 2012 - 3:00pm
Please attend (or donate to) the East TN/Roane County Labor Day Picnic (850kb PDF flyer attached).
Place: Roane County Park, 3515 Roane State Highway (Highway 70) in Harriman
It is a wonderful feast of food for the whole family. And, this year Park Overall will be the guest speaker. Tommy Santelli will be there too, for music and fun.
If you live in Loudon County, please email or phone Don Scott at drscott40 @ charter.net or call 408-1712. Don has tickets for $10 and knows from experience how good the food is!
Submitted by onetahiti on May 11, 2012 - 5:31am.
According to the U.S. Drought Monitor (Link...), Roane County is now officially in a condition of drought.
This drought combined with the excess fuel in our woodland areas means we are at a high fire danger. Residents should be extra careful about fire. Most wild fires start as "controlled burns."
Submitted by onetahiti on May 11, 2012 - 5:21am.
Roane County United Way is hosting its annual Family Fun Day on Saturday, May 12th from 11AM to 4PM at Roane State Community College, 276 Patton Lane, Harriman.
Bring the whole family for fun activities with refreshments and more! Festivities and entertainment will be provided by local charities and services. West Roane County VFD will bring a fire truck.
Submitted by mushy on May 7, 2012 - 9:36pm.
Well, I tried my hand at more moon shots Saturday evening. Can't say I'm gettin' any better, but I sure am less nervous now!
If you follow THIS LINK, there are a few more posted there. Just click on "Mushy's Captures" to be taken back to the beginning. You can then scroll down through the rest.
Let us know what you think, and if you took some of your own.
Submitted by onetahiti on November 5, 2011 - 9:06pm.
Join us December 3rd, 2011, at Roane County Park for the Park's annual “Shopping at the Park” event. Bring the whole family!
Shopping at Roane County Park is going to be a great place to meet your neighbors and pick up some neat gifts!
Submitted by onetahiti on November 5, 2011 - 8:56pm.
Dec 3 2011 - 8:00am
Dec 3 2011 - 3:00pm
Shopping at the Park
Join us December 3rd, 2011, at Roane County Park for our annual “Shopping at the Park” event. Bring the whole family!
Shopping at Roane County Park is going to be a great place to meet your neighbors and pick up some neat gifts!
For Vendors Only:
We welcome local crafters and home sales consultants.
Please complete the form below and return it to The Cottage at Roane County Park, 3515 Roane State Highway, Harriman, TN 37748. Or fax to 865-882-9040.
Please make checks payable to Roane County Parks. Booth space is $25 per 10’x10’ space. Vendors must provide their own set up equipment, electricity is very limited. You will need to supply your own extension cords. Setup is 8am to 10am; vendors must remain set up and open till 3pm. Home sales consultants will be limited to one per company. Consultants are welcome to work together and split a booth.
For more information please call Tony Brown, 865-882-2640 or Kym Abernathy, 865-399-5725.
Download and fill out 65KB PDF vendor form: Link...
Submitted by eaglelodge on November 1, 2011 - 9:45pm.
Submitted by mushy on July 15, 2011 - 10:03pm.
I know you all would much rather discuss boring politics, but take just a minute to smell the flowers!
I took several shots of the wildlife and wildflowers at the pond next to the entrance to K-25 today. GO HERE!
Submitted by mushy on July 12, 2011 - 9:27pm.
Submitted by onetahiti on May 15, 2011 - 1:22pm.
United Way of Roane County is holding its free annual Family Fun Day from 8 AM to 4 PM on May 21, 2011 at Roane State Community College. Bring the whole family, have fun, and check out Roane County's community services, resources, and volunteer opportunities. Attractions include:
Submitted by onetahiti on May 15, 2011 - 1:08pm.
May 21 2011 - 8:00am
May 21 2011 - 4:00pm
United Way of Roane County is holding its free annual Family Fun Day from 8 AM to 4 PM on May 21, 2011 at Roane State Community College. Bring the whole family, have fun, and check out Roane County's community services, resources, and volunteer opportunities.
West Roane County Volunteer Fire Department will bring a fire truck and be on hand throughout the free event.
The CASA 5k Run & Fun Walk (Link...) starts at 8 AM. Call Bob Lepsig at 865-354-2076 for more information on the run.
The main events start at 11 AM. Some highlights:
Download and distribute this 8.5"x11" flyer in PDF format (374kb):
Submitted by onetahiti on May 13, 2011 - 6:20pm.
Summer Fest is an annual fun event in Roane County Park. Bring the whole family and stay the day! You'll enjoy delicious food, a 5k run/walk, a motorcycle event, a Law vs. Order ball game, disc golf, the new Splash Pad, and more. For more information, see: Link...
Submitted by onetahiti on May 13, 2011 - 6:04pm.
Jun 11 2011 - 7:30am
Jun 11 2011 - 9:00pm
Bring the whole family for a day of summer fun at Roane County Park:
For more information call:
Source: RoaneCountyPark.com; used with permission.
Submitted by mushy on May 13, 2011 - 3:35pm.
See more of my "Big Hole Tour" HERE!
Update! I just posted the last of 223 photos out of the 900 taken on my trip. I'll not bug you again!
Submitted by mushy on April 8, 2011 - 4:22pm.
Before you tell me they've been there awhile, let me start by saying I've just noticed them!
Emerald ash borer (EAB), Agrilus planipennis, attacks only ash trees.. It is believed to have been introduced into Michigan 15 to 20 years ago on wood packing material from Asia. Since then, the destructive insect has been found in numerous states including Tennessee. Typically, the emerald ash borer beetles can kill an ash tree within three years of the initial infestation.
Read more HERE!
Submitted by mushy on March 19, 2011 - 9:24pm.
Nor for semi-professionals!
There is a great learning curve in photography, especially with today's computer cameras! However, the learning curve in moon photography is much greater. I must have snapped 30 shots tonight experimenting with settings I had guessed at or speculated on, plus those suggested on the Internet. Finally, I took a few passable shots!
The key to shooting something 10 times brighter than a star is a fast shutter speed, even though it's dark out, and the proper ISO. I think my few successes came in with these settings: Nikon D7000 Exposure 0.006 sec (1/180) Aperture f/5.6 Focal Length 300 mm ISO Speed 100.
If you just point and shoot with your standard pocket camera the shot will more than likely turn our either very dark, or with a bright hot spot where the moon should have been. That's basically how past shots of the moon for me have been. I forgot that the moon is very bright and you have to shoot to that brightness and for the fact that the moon is constantly moving.
This means you must use a tripod, and you should use a remote shutter release, which I didn't tonight, and you must bracket your shots until you hit upon the proper setting.
I used a 300mm lens, and was still not getting the closeups I wanted. Thanks to Photoshop I was able to crop and enlarge my results.
Submitted by mushy on March 9, 2011 - 11:59pm.
If you've visited WhitesCreek Journal, you know there is a shadowy man sitting at a table, with Walden's Ridge in the background. Until recently, after being "friended" by Steve on Facebook, I really didn't know what this "masked" man looked like.
Submitted by mushy on February 17, 2011 - 4:27pm.
My wife and I got out and did a short 2 miler yesterday on the Wheat District Greenway. While the sunlight wasn't the best for photography, I did get a few good shots of the trail and church.
More Wheat shots HERE!
Today was better, so we did some yard work, but I only had the energy for about an hour's worth of effort. I'm still recovering from my last surgery, so I have to take it easy. However, I didn't want to miss the spring time type weather, so I got out there!
How 'bout you...are you gettin' out?
Submitted by mushy on February 15, 2011 - 11:36am.
Found these in my yard yesterday!
Here it is Valentine's Day and already spring flowers are poking their heads out!
It only takes a couple of full-sun days with 50 degree temperatures to arouse them from their winter sleep.
Submitted by mushy on January 12, 2011 - 2:26pm.
Back in my day (that's what old folks say) my parents would say, "Don't eat that snow...it's radioactive!" It was probably true, but I would sneak and eat 3 or 4 snowballs every time it snowed. Yesterday, all the advice offered to my granddaughter was, "Don't eat yellow snow!"
More on this story HERE!
Submitted by mushy on January 10, 2011 - 9:06am.
More snow shots HERE!
Submitted by mushy on January 7, 2011 - 11:35am.
More shots HERE.
Submitted by onetahiti on January 5, 2011 - 3:35pm.
The National Weather Service says rain and 39 degrees F, but here in Eagle Furnace in West Roane County we have big snow flakes falling. Our yard and driveway are white.
Submitted by mushy on December 28, 2010 - 8:30pm.
My brother-in-law hiked out of Tremont today...just off the Cades Cove road. He and his son-in-law did a 6 mile round trip in deep snow. I'd never have made it!
However, it was apparently worth the slog!
Submitted by mushy on December 12, 2010 - 9:14pm.
Submitted by onetahiti on October 21, 2010 - 10:47am.
Drought is back in West and South Roane County. According to the Tennessee State Drought Monitor (Link...), parts of Roane County are now officially suffering drought conditions.
Submitted by RoaneBooster on October 8, 2010 - 12:00pm.
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