Entries by adrienne

Saturdays with the Chef Returns

This summer, join us for Saturdays with the Chef and discover how to take advantage of those peak season produce items with creative tips and new recipes from our local chefs. Saturdays with the Chef is a free cooking demo series showcasing local chefs and their recipes using produce available at the Kingsport Farmers Market. […]

National Trails Day

Each year people all across the country set out on trails in celebration of American Hiking Society’s National Trails Day. This year, in honor of the 50th anniversary of the National Trail System, American Hiking Society has set a goal to improve 2,802 miles of trail—the distance across the US—on June 2nd for National Trails […]

Public Works Day is May 25!

The week of May 20th through May 26th is National Public Works Week as declared by the American Public Works Association. Kingsport Public Works professionals will be on hand on Friday, May 25th, for the popular Public Works Day event. The event is from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Farmers Market Pavilion, with […]

Bays Mountain Launches New Website

With the warmer weather on its way, Bays Mountain Park is making it easier than ever to plan your trip to the mountain. With the launch of a new website this week, the park is inviting visitors to take advantage of all that Bays Mountain has to offer. The new website has a clean design, […]

Kids to Parks Day in Kingsport!

Join Kingsport is celebrating the 8th Annual Kids to Parks Day! With activities happening at Bays Mountain Park and with Kingsport Parks and Recreation, your kids will want to spend all day in a park! On Saturday, May 19th, Bays Mountain Park will host a day of outdoor fun! Kids to Parks Day at Bays […]

Kingsport Aquatic Center Outdoor Park Opens Monday

The outdoor water park at the Kingsport Aquatic Center will open its gates on Monday, May 14 at 10:30 a.m. Swimmers can enjoy two waterslides, the Eastman Credit Union 900-foot lazy river, climbing structure and play area with water cannons, lily pad crossing and concessions stand. New this year, guests can also rent one of […]

Kingsport Aquatic Center Celebrates National Water Safety Month

The Kingsport Aquatic Center will host International Water Safety Day on Tuesday, May 15 from 4:00 to 7:30 p.m. Prizes, such as swim lessons and Water Park passes, will be given out throughout the event. “It’s so important to be familiar with basic water-safety skills, especially during summer months when people are more often in […]

Kingsport’s Original Long Island Iced Tea

History of Kingsport’s Long Island Iced Tea The story begins in the 1920’s in the midst of prohibition. Charles Bishop, aka “Old Man Bishop” is known for creating the original Long Island Iced Tea recipe while residing on Long Island in Kingsport, Tennessee. Packing quite the “punch”, the original recipe includes five liquors and maple […]

BMA Moves Forward to Balance Budget

City Manager Jeff Fleming presented a balanced budget today with no tax increase. In order to balance the budget and deal with a shortfall of $644,000, cuts had to be made. As city manager, Fleming is required to present a balanced general fund budget each year. He shared city efficiencies, strong operations and a declining […]

Public Art Master Plan

The Kingsport community is invited to share their input for a Public Art Master Plan via a quick 5-minute survey. The link to the survey is at the bottom of this release. In addition, a discussion session to help plan for future public art ideas is planned for Thursday, May 10, at 4:00 p.m. in […]