Entries by Hannah Purdy

Astronomy Day at Bays Mountain

We see the Sun and the stars every day, but how much do you actually know about them? On May 11, visit Bays Mountain Park & Planetarium at its celebration of Astronomy Day to learn about the celestial objects our planet calls neighbors. The Bays Mountain Astronomy Club hosts a yearly celebration of the International […]

Summer Swim Lessons at Kingsport Aquatic Center

Summertime is pool time, and the Kingsport Aquatic Center is here to make sure you or your children are ready to dive in and swim. Summer swim lessons begin this June. There are four sessions of summer lessons in June and July. All group swim lessons at the Kingsport Aquatic Center are American Red Cross […]

The Inventor Center Opens Its Doors

The first weekend in March marks the grand opening of the Inventor Center, a new community space for Kingsport’s creators, makers and artists of all kinds. The festivities kick off at 10 a.m. on Friday, March 1 with a ribbon cutting. Return to the Inventor Center on Saturday for classes taught by YouTube influencers, and […]

Kingsport Aquatic Center to Add New Outdoor Pool, Pavilion

The Kingsport Aquatic Center will begin construction on a new outdoor pool this year. The City of Kingsport Board of Mayor and Alderman approved the design and construction at its February 5 business meeting. The pool comes as part of a larger expansion, which includes a shaded pavilion outside, additional outdoor restrooms, an administrative area, […]

Downtown Kingsport Welcomes New Mural “Silent Skies”

A new flock of birds landed in Kingsport today—painted birds, that is. The installation of the “Silent Skies Mural Project,” which features portraits of all 678 birds on the endangered species list, began in downtown Kingsport this morning, Tuesday, February 5. This 24-foot by 50-foot vinyl-printed mural will hang at the corner of Market and […]

Kingsport Farmers Market Opens Applications for 2019 Vendors

The Kingsport Farmers Market began accepting online and paper applications for vendors on February 1 for its 2019 season. Every vendor must reapply for the market each new season. The application is available online by going to https://kingsportfarmersmarket.org and clicking on the “Get Involved” tab and selecting “Become a Vendor.” Those who prefer a paper […]

The 100 Mile Swim Club Takes the Ultimate “Swim” Trip

This year, the Kingsport Aquatic Center’s 100 Mile Swim Club is setting off on the Ultimate “Swim” Trip, its biggest challenge to date. The route is set: a 13,580 mile journey that stretches from Acadia National Park in Maine to the San Andreas Fault in California and every major U.S. landmark in between. The Kingsport […]