Entries by adrienne

Public Art Master Plan

The City of Kingsport’s Office of Cultural Arts is beginning the process of creating a Public Art Master Plan. Citizen input is welcomed and desired as the Cultural Arts Committee embarks on this journey. Please take 5 minutes and complete this short survey about the Public Art Program in the city – https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PublicArtMasterPlan. The Cultural […]

Casual Word Creative Writing Class

Does typing on a typewriter and expanding your creative writing skills sound like something you would enjoy? Join Langley Shazor for an afternoon of learning about poetry, prose, and typewriters in one of the two sessions of The Casual Word – Creative Writing Class. Published writer, Langley Shazor will be teaching a fun class about […]

Bays Mountain Presented with Best of the Mountains Award

Bays Mountain Park & Planetarium is proud to announce that it has won the following in Blue Ridge Country magazine’s 30th Anniversary “Best of the Mountains” reader poll: 3rd Place: Best Hiking Trail (non-AT). As part of its 30th Anniversary Celebration, Blue Ridge Country’s May/June issue is built around reader-poll results for the “Best of […]

Ribbon Cutting For Pavilion At Lily Pad Cove

Bays Mountain Park’s Lily Pad Cove is now home to a new pavilion. Join the city for a special ribbon cutting ceremony on April 25th at 2:00 p.m. to celebrate the newest addition to Bays Mountain Park. The Pavilion at Lily Pad Cove is an outdoor multi-use facility that can be used for a variety […]

Household Hazardous Waste Collection

Please review the poster for the upcoming State of Tennessee Household Hazardous Waste Collection events in Northeast TN.  It includes dates for collections in Sullivan, Washington, Carter and Unicoi counties. This event is only held once a year in each county and is the only opportunity to properly dispose of hazardous household materials. April 14 […]

Bays Mountain Park To Host Astronomy Day

Learn about all things astronomy at Bays Mountain Park! On Saturday, April 21st from 1 p.m. until 10 p.m., Bays Mountain Park and the Bays Mountain Astronomy Club will celebrate International Astronomy Day with displays, activities and planetarium shows. Spend an exciting and informative day learning about the science and hobby of astronomy. Check out […]

Fun for Kids – The Summer Program

Get your kids involved in a summer program with activities such as swimming, sports camps, games and more! The Kingsport Parks and Recreation summer program is open to children ages 6-12 and lunch and snacks are provided. The program starts May 29 and goes until July 19. Parents or guardians can register their children on […]

Early Voting 2018

Early Voting Begins April 11, 2018 Early voting is for the May 1, 2018 Sullivan County primary election. For Hawkins County, please click here. Locations Sullivan County Commission office (Blountville): Polls open April 11 – April 26 Civic Auditorium (Kingsport): Polls open April 19 – April 26 National Guard Armory (Bristol): Polls open April 19 […]

Pavilion at Bays Mountain Presented with Annual Excellence Award

Bays Mountain Park’s Newest Venue Wins Project of the Year Bays Mountain Park is pleased to announce that its newest venue, the Pavilion at Lily Pad Cove, has received the Associated General Contractors Excellence Award for Project of the Year. The Associated General Contractors of America, Tri‐Cities Branch, holds an annual awards event with awards […]

Outdoor Activities Spring Up At Bays Mountain Park

Spring is here and that means zip line and barge rides and canoe/kayak tours at Bays Mountain Park! Starting this week, guests can enjoy a range of activities at the park. Experience the thrill of a zip line ride on The Flying Squirrel. The Flying Squirrel is an exciting, 310 foot zip line that races […]