Welcome to the fall 2015 edition of the KP-SHA newsletter! This is our fourth newsletter published in a digital format, in addition to the traditional paper version. This digital format frees us from the space limitations forced by a paper version and allows us to include more articles and information, as well as color graphics. We can also include links to other files and even video. As we make the transition into the digital age, we expect to reduce the annual cost of the newsletter, which means we can use the funds to serve the neighborhood in other ways.
We realize that some will prefer to continue receiving a paper edition, and we will certainly accommodate this preference. However, the customary three-panel paper version (still in black and white) will not be able to include all of the articles and graphics included in the more substantial digital edition. We look forward to most people being delighted to receive the new online version of the newsletter.
Its official name may be The Shops at Western Plaza, but most of us just know it as Western Plaza. It was built in 1957 - the first shopping center outside of the downtown area - and early on housed a Woolworth and an A&P Supermarket and even had a bowling alley on the lower level. Although the site is now only the beginning of miles of Kingston Pike commercial development, it’s still the local shopping center for our Sequoyah Hills-Kingston Pike neighborhood.
We could be living in Looney’s Bend, instead of Sequoyah Hills. In 1796, Moses Looney (1750–1817), who had served in various capacities with the failed State of Franklin during the 1780s, acquired a 700-acre tract of land in what is now Sequoyah Hills. He and his descendants remained on this land for several decades, and the area became known as "Looney's Bend."
Another great KP-SHA Labor Day Picnic! The weather was lovely, and lots of neighbors were there. We’ve certainly got some seriously cute children in this neighborhood!
The City of Knoxville is competing against 49 other mid-sized cities in the Georgetown University Energy Prize to win a $5 million prize for reducing its energy consumption the most. Knoxville Scores is the residential side of this two-year contest that ends in December 2016. The contest comes out of the City Office of Sustainability. Knoxville Scores is the residential side of that contest. More than twenty organizational partners are leading the charge toward victory.
KP-SHA maintains a closed group Facebook page and you’re invited! We are 750 members strong and continuing to grow! This is a great place to share neighborhood news, ask questions, check on security issues, and or help a lost dog find its way home!
KP-SHA has had a tremendous response to the letters sent in April inviting neighbors to renew or join the neighborhood association. Many thanks to all of you who have already sent in your dues and donations. If you have not yet responded, we encourage you to go to the KP-SHA website, http://www.sequoyahhills.org/, where you will find the PAY 2015 DUES button.
After nearly four years of planning, Knoxville has a new sign ordinance for new on-premise signs that is designed to prevent the kind of clutter in this picture. Saddled for years with an outdated ordinance that allowed 50 ft signs almost everywhere, Knoxville’s commercial corridors are teeming with ugly sign clutter. The new ordinance, passed by City Council in July, will result in a more scenic city in the near future and beyond.
Oct 15 – Knoxville Interscholastic League championship race on Cherokee Boulevard
Oct 22 – New Neighbor Reception from 5 – 7 pm at the Plaid Apron. Wine and appetizers will be provided.
Dec 6 – Christmas Tree Lighting 6:00 pm on Cherokee Boulevard at the fountain
There comes a time in every person’s life where it’s time to let go of their computer.
It’s hard to know if your computer has a little more life left in it or if it’s time to upgrade. Maybe there are some things you can do to improve it!
You can follow these guidelines to evaluate for yourself.
**Preschool Storytime - Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. (ages 3-5)
Preschool Story Time
Tuesday mornings at 10:30 a.m.
November 10 - KSO Library Story Time - "Every Hero Has a Story"
A string quartet from the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra will combine children's literature with classical selections, sound effects, and hands-on learning. For pre-school aged children and their parents.
Yes, our neighborhood has been having its share of car break-ins recently. The best prevention is to leave nothing valuable in sight and keep the car locked. If you want to catch the thieves, video is always helpful.
Once again, if you see cars or people that make you suspicious, call the police right away. They have repeatedly told us they would rather know about things that don’t seem right, even if they’re busy or if everything checks out.
To everyone who finds a receptacle for their doggie bags instead of leaving them on the Boulevard
To all our faithful Facebook page members who offer advice about subcontractors, find lost dogs, pick up a piece of trash, keep an eye out for their neighbors’ property, and the countless other things that make this such a wonderful neighborhood