Entries by adrienne

Kids to Parks Day at Bays Mountain Park

Kids to Parks Day—that’s every day, right? Of course, but this year Bays Mountain Park is celebrating the official Kids to Parks Day on May 18. Kids to Parks Day, launched in 2011, is a nationwide celebration of the great outdoors. It’s designed to connect kids and families with their local, state and national parks […]

OPEN CALL for Vendor Applications for The 40th Annual Christmas Connection

Calling all artists, artisans, creatives, and craftspeople of all trades! Applications are being taken for those wishing to exhibit in this 3-day event, which is by invitation only. All applications are reviewed by a selection committee, taking various factors into consideration in order to create a high quality, attractive show having a good mix of […]

It’s All in a Name: Encouraging Citizen Input

The effort to name our region continues to move forward, and the next step is to ask our citizens. It is important we hear from those who live and work in our region. They have relevant stories to add and insight to offer, which will assist North Star, the consulting firm, in developing a name […]

Kingsport Farmers Market Celebrates Agriculture Literacy Week

In an effort to encourage students to learn about and develop an interest in agriculture and where their food comes from, the Kingsport Farmers Market in partnership with Kingsport City Schools, is hosting Agriculture Literacy Week May 6th – 11th. Throughout the week, in celebration of Agriculture Literacy Week, volunteers from the City of Kingsport, […]

Northeast students work with Kingsport’s IT Department

There are few things more valuable to a fresh college graduate than hands-on work experience. Recently, the City of Kingsport’s Information Technology Department partnered with Northeast State Community College to give students just that. “You’re always going to get that question at job interviews, ‘What kind of experience do you have?’” said Tom Huskisson of […]

Bring Your Mountain Bike to Bays

Load up the mountain bikes and head to Bays Mountain Park this weekend for two back-to-back biking days. On May 4 and 5, Bays Mountain Park and SORBA Tri-Cities bring you two exciting events perfect for bikers of any skill level looking to get out and have some fun. Whether you’re familiar with Bays Mountain’s […]

Kingsport Farmers Market kicks off 2019 season

The Kingsport Farmers Market officially welcomes you to its 2019 season this Saturday, May 4. To celebrate its grand opening, the market is kicking things off with a day full of live music, kids’ activities and more. Starting on May 4, you can find homegrown produce, handmade crafts and baked goods at the Kingsport Farmers […]

Celebrate the Moon Landing at Bays Mountain

Relive the excitement of the first-ever Moon landing in the year of its 50th anniversary by visiting Bays Mountain Park & Planetarium this summer. Bays Mountain Park welcomes two new shows to its planetarium theater beginning this week and will celebrate Astronomy Day on May 11. “First & Farthest,” the main feature, begins April 30 […]

An Effort to Unite Our Region

What do you think of, when you think of home? Our mountains, our history, all our people with unique stories—all of that’s home. It’s hard to put a name to, but that’s why we’re here. We want to create a name for our region that evokes all that pride and common experience—that sense of home—not […]

Limited Parking at Bays Mountain April 27-28

Bays Mountain Park would like to notify the public that there will be limited parking for visitors the weekend of April 27 and 28. On those days, construction crews will be completing paving efforts on the park’s new and updated parking lots. This includes the new lots, the maintenance building/overflow parking area and the road […]