One of my better memories of last Christmas was a spur of the moment trip with a friend to see the Lighting of the Tunnel. Your chance to enjoy it at a more leisurely pace is coming next week.
The Kingsport Christmas Parade drew large crowds all along its roughly 1.5-mile route Saturday evening. And many of those who gathered to watch the parade stayed afterward for the tree-lighting ceremony at Church Circle.
The open houses are free and there will be music and light refreshments at each location.
They’re simple to make and you only use one pan. And they make great gifts this time of year.
Some celebrate Dec. 5 as Repeal Day, because Prohibition — which outlawed alcohol — was ended by a constitutional amendment which repealed an earlier amendment. The 21st Amendment’s repeal of the 18th Amendment is the only time such an instance has occurred in the nation’s history.
Visit Lady Mary’s bedroom. Take a tour of Mrs. Patmore’s kitchen. Peek inside Mr. Carson’s room and take a gander at the Servants’ Hall —complete with that wall of bells used to summon staff upstairs. The most sumptuous set is the dining room.
Honisoitquimalypense. I’m writing this on my 57th birthday and I’ve heard that since I was a very young boy. Probably before I knew one lick of spelling. When I say I heard it, it sounded like “honee-swah-kee-molly-pins.”
This year’s Winterfest, featuring 15 million LED lights, runs through February 17.
It will cost $30,000 for startup costs to operate the office for three months this budget year. Next year its annual cost is estimated at $114,184.
The goal is to move nonviolent inmates who haven’t yet been to trial from the overcrowded county jail to their homes.