Built in 1786, James White's Fort affords glimpses into the frontier lifestyles of America's forefathers while providing education on Knoxville founder and the fort's creator, James White. Each year, more than 10,000 visitors explore the residence, which was restored and opened to the public in 1970. Six cabins and a stockade wall surround the main two-story log house, where guests can experience hands-on interpretations of life as a pioneer by cooking on an open hearth or spinning retro cell-phone-charger cords on an antique loom. Special events held throughout the year keep a continuous line of visitors waltzing across the land of Tennessee's first capital, including an annual celebration of Cherokee heritage.
The soft squeak of squeegees whisking fingerprints from mirrors and shower doors drifts from the licensed and insured cleaning technicians who cleanse residential and corporate spaces. Starting from the floor up, crewmembers vacuums carpets and area rugs, eliminating dirt, dust, and refugees from ant farms. The professional cleaners also unleash their sanitizing prowess on begrimed kitchens and bathrooms. With weekly, biweekly, and monthly cleanings available, the crews keep homes and offices perpetually tidy.
The groomers and caretakers at Pups and Pals nurture dogs whether they're in need of a good shampooing or a place to stay while their owners are away. The staff cleans up scruffy pups with baths, haircuts, and grooming services and looks after furry friends during daycare and boarding stays.
Janice Ann’s Fashions curates a varied array of women’s apparel and accessories, designed as a one-stop shop for creating a complete outfit. Guests peruse sprawling selections of scarves and shoes, handbags and accessories, and earrings and necklaces.
YMCA of East Tennessee holds fast to its three-fold mission: to encourage healthy living, youth development, and social responsibility. Each of their five locations brims with cardio and weight equipment, as well as digital ActivTrax kiosks, which print out customized workout plans based on each guests' information. Instructors lead group fitness classes for adults and stacks of trench-coat-clad babies disguised as adults, offering sessions that range from kickboxing to water aerobics. In addition to specialized sessions for seniors, they also lead sports programs for kids, such as swimming, basketball, and karate, as well as host a youth-based leader's club.
The folks at YMCA of East Tennessee offer memberships to military families and host programs for kids who have dropped out of school or who have been suspended. Their scholarship program helps families send their kids to the YMCA's fun, safe, character-developing programs no matter their financial circumstances.