Swanky With A Rooftop Bar

It’s new and it’s swanky….the developer of the Hotel Bristol project downtown unveiled his design plans for the interior and exterior of the former Executive Plaza property. The boutique hotel is planned for a Fall 2017 opening. The structure will feature a rooftop lounge.

Santa Pal Kickoff

It’s only the beginning of November and Santa is already making his rounds. Jolly ole’ St. Nick was in Bristol today helping the Santa Pal organization kick off its annual program. This is their 89th year serving children in our area. More than 700 children are part of the program this year. Visit www.santapalbristol.com to find out how you an become a sponsor.

The Old Fields Singers’ All Day Singing

The Old Fields Singers’ All Day Singing will take place on Nov. 5 at St. Paul’s A.M.E. Zion Church in Johnson City, Tennessee. The day long event features doses of culture, conviction and tradition.

Jamaica Farewell Thursday

JAMAICA FAREWELL is a true-life story, of Debra Ehrhardt. The story took place during the political unrest in the 1970s. Ehrhardt’s dangerous journey from the island of her youth to the country of her dreams can be heard Thursday night at the International Storytelling Center, in Jonesborough at 2 pm and 7:30 pm, all seats $20.

New Park Coming

A new park for Kingsport. In just two weeks ground will be broken for Centennial Park – part of the plan to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the city. The park will be located on the corner of Cherokee and Main Street and will include a history walk, a fountain and a multi-purpose area that can house a stage. The project is being funded from private donations and the city of Kingsport. The park is expected to be finished by June of 2017.

Top Honors for a local Army Reserve Center

Top Honors for a local Army Reserve Center. The Gray Tennessee Army Unit was presented with the Chief of Staff, Army Award for Maintenance Excellence this week. This unit services and maintains the largest engineer set in the southeast, which includes hundreds of pieces of equipment.

Veterans Honored

The men and women who have served this country will be honored with a luncheon given by Town of Unicoi and Town of Unicoi History Group. The celebration is set for this Saturday, Nov. 5, at the Town of Unicoi Tourist Information Center. All active and retired military personnel and their families are invited. The lunch will feature a free meal for all veterans and active military. Family members can purchase a meal.

Christmas CART

If you missed the sign up days for Christmas CART there will be a make up day this Thursday. Scott County can submit their applications at Gate City UNited Methodist Church between 10 and 2. Christmas CART prepares, packs and delivers Christmas gifts to families in need in Scott County. Last year, Christmas CART served more than 400 Scott County families and more than 1,300 individuals.

Community Coffee House

Andromeda Strong and Allison Broyles are the featured hosts for November’s First Saturday Community Coffee House at the Southwest Virginia Museum Historical State Park. The two girls started playing music together at an early age with the WiseJAMS Music Program which is a regional program for area school age children. The museum’s First Community Coffee House is an open mic event held the first Saturday of each month open to all family-friendly performers. Admission to the event is free.

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Nov. 2, 2016 3:01 AM CST
by kkelly

Community Coffee House

Andromeda Strong and Allison Broyles are the featured hosts for November’s First Saturday Community Coffee House at the Southwest Virginia Museum Historical State Park. The two girls from playing music together at an early age with the WiseJAMS Music Program, a regional program for area school age children. The museum’s First Community Coffee House is an open mic event held the first Saturday of each month open to all family-friendly performers. Admission to the event is free.