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VOL. 45 | NO. 9 | Friday, February 26, 2021

Stitch in time for Ramsey House executive director

Lifelong love of history serves both of her endeavors

Bewitched by the down-to-earth history lessons her fourth grade teacher brought to life for the class, Kelley Weatherley-Sinclair remembers thinking, “This is the coolest subject in school, no question. I don’t care about the rest.”

Parents scramble for fewer summer camp slots

The need to register children for summer camp before sessions fill up creeps up on busy parents every year as moms and dads struggle through the last few months of school, racing from one extracurricular to another, barely able to leave the office in time to do it all.

JOE ROGERS: MY TAKE

Tennessee Legislature keeps ‘vital’ legislation on track

Like many others – including our mail carrier, newspaper deliverer, trash collector and Gigamunch meal provider – lawmakers recently took a snow break from duties.

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EVENTS

Virtual Job Fair. Minority-owned, women-owned, veteran-owned and small businesses interested in working with local governments can meet virtually with representatives from 11 local government departments and five local nonprofits Thursday during the East Tennessee Purchasing Association’s third annual Diversity Business Expo. The event will be held virtually from 8:30-11 a.m. Attendees can meet representatives with small-dollar purchase authority who often make purchasing decisions that do not require formal bid processes, such as warehouse clerks, purchasing (P-card) holders and those who prepare purchase requisitions. Participating departments include police, EMS, information technology, fleet, engineering, library, health department, schools, public works, agriculture and parks and recreation. Participating nonprofits include Knoxville Area Urban League, Tennessee Small Business Development Center, SCORE, Knoxville Chamber and Knoxville Entrepreneur Center. Registration is free for attendees and is required. Register

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NEWSMAKERS

Girl Scouts pick Kane as honorary hiker

Missy Kane has been chosen as an honorary hiker for the “Reach for the Peaks” virtual event in March to help the Girl Scouts of the Southern Appalachians raise much-needed funds due to the effects of the pandemic.

BRIEFS

Marathon to make its return in October

The 17th annual Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon race weekend is scheduled to take place Oct. 2-3.

BEHIND THE WHEEL

Three smart methods for getting out of your car lease

Lacie Romano, a Los Angeles resident, is stuck paying for a vehicle she no longer needs. Like many Americans, her situation has been upended by the pandemic.

PERSONAL FINANCE

Owners seek the next gig after losing their company

As airlines slashed flights and furloughs appeared inevitable in the early days of the coronavirus pandemic, Mike Catania sensed there would be little need for a service that helped airline crews find short-term housing.

CAREER CORNER

Working remotely exacerbates disconnect with co-workers

We’ve now been living in a pandemic for almost one year. And just when it seemed things couldn’t get any stranger, the last two weeks happened.

MILLENNIAL MONEY

5 tips to negotiate pay in a tough economy

The pandemic-related recession has altered many job descriptions. For Haley Jones, a 24-year-old resident of Michigan, the coronavirus changed the needs of her company, and as she adapted to meet them her responsibilities were no longer confined to her marketing specialist role.

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