Where the Wild Things Are: Exploring South Knoxville’s Urban Wilderness
Originally printed in the July/August 2013 edition of Cityview Magazine
If you live in Knoxville, you might have heard of it – that area, south of the Tennessee River with the strange assortment of neighborhoods and people, the body farm, those retro motels along along Chapman Highway sweetly paying homage to a time when South Knoxville was truly the gateway to the Smokies.
“Muffin is a good dog because she gives me kisses,” says Mooreland Heights student Alexis Jones as she scratches the top of Muffin’s head.
Muffin, a certified therapy dog, nuzzles against the kindergartener while keeping a watchful eye on the classroom activities.
Most people have experienced the therapeutic effects of a pet, and these days therapy dogs can be found in many health care facilities from hospitals to nursing homes. More recently however, therapy dogs have begun visiting schools thanks to the HABIT program (Human Animal Bond In Tennessee), run by volunteers and representatives from the UT College of Veterinary Medicine.
Printed in the Shopper News February 8, 2017
Vestal residents, Kevin and Cheryl Hill have no shortage of passion when it comes to living a healthy lifestyle. In fact, they’ve have made it their mission to help teach others just how easy it is to live the healthiest lifestyle possible. The couple will be opening the newest location for Uncle Lem’s Mountain Outfitters on Sevier Ave this spring, but this store will feature an entire section dedicated to health and nutrition.