Pease’s Masters week experience special

Tiger Woods, right, takes a break from putting practice in preparation for The Masters for some conversation with fellow PGA golfer Jose Maria Olazabal that produced smiles at Augusta National Golf Club, as captured by Gary Pease Wednesday, April 8. Taking in the unique scenery and atmosphere of Augusta National Golf Club during preparations for The Masters, which always includes the world’s top golfers, Gary Pease said he “had tremendously high expectations, and the actual experience way exceeded my expectations.”

Pease, a Farragut resident and avid golf fan, won a lottery that allowed himself and three others to visit Augusta National during Masters week Wedn-esday, April 8. One highlight was seeing legend Jack Nicklaus’ media-celebrated hole-in-one at No. 4 during the Masters’ annual Par 3 nine-hole tournament.

“I didn’t look until the crowd at No. 4 started reacting, and so I looked and saw the ball roll into the hole. I was able to get a picture of him taking the ball out of the hole,” Pease said about he and his group, who were stationed at No. 3 hole where Nicklaus and fellow past Majors champions Gary Player and Ben Crenshaw all birdied. “Seeing those three old timers for a guy as old as I am was a real thrill,” he said. “… We also saw Tom Watson.”
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Trash Run to clean up celebrates Earth Day April 22

Farragut families and friends can make a run to clean up their community. In celebration of Earth Day Wednesday, April 22, Keep Knoxville Beautiful presents its first Trash Run on and near the Turkey Creek Greenway. Participants will meet at 5:30 p.m. at Wild Wing Café, 11335 Campbell Lakes Drive, Farragut.

Residents are asked do their part in helping make the community a cleaner, greener place to live, play, walk and run, Allison Teeters, Keep Knoxville Beautiful executive director, said.

Participants are invited to celebrate the Trash Run and Earth Day afterward at Wild Wing Café, she said. Turkey Creek Greenway trail, located at Turkey Creek Road, connects Brixworth, Kingsgate and Sailview subdivisions with Anchor Park.

“[Trash Run is] something we’ve been talking about, and we decided Farragut would be a great place to hold it,” Teeters said. “Farragut lends itself to great greenways and sidewalks to keep our volunteers out of danger.
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SJN Spring Luncheon, Fashion show April 18

From left, Bethany Norton, Marilyn Derbyshire and Ashley Pettit enjoyed St. John Neumann Catholic Church 2014 luncheon and fashion show. St. John Neumann Catholic Church invites the community to attend SJN Women’s Club Spring Luncheon and Fashion Show.

The fourth annual event is slated from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, April 18, in the auditorium of St. John Neumann Catholic School, 633 St. John Court, Farragut. It will feature a lunch presentation, fashions by Veronica G Boutique in Turkey Creek, a chance to shop and camaraderie. All the while, it benefits charitable works of the Women’s Club and of women in the church parish, Jane Lubert, past president of St. John Neumann Women’s Club, said.
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Farragut Skate Date

From left, Zach Watts, Mark Johnson, Delena Diaz, Emily Julian, and Tyler Moore at Farragut Skate Date Farragut and area residents donned their ice skates and took to the rink for the annual Farragut Skate Date.

Town of Farragut and Cool Sports: Home of the Icearium partnered to hold

the event Saturday, Jan. 17, at Cool Sports: Home of the Icearium,

110 S. Watt Road, Farragut.

For more photos from this event, please see Westside Faces in our print edition.

You’re as organized as you choose to be

Every day I receive emails and comments from happy, enthusiastic, positive people who earnestly want to become more organized, efficient and happy in their homes. They’re so optimistic about a new way to be organized because they get inspired by others who have experienced success. Thank you to all of you who send those kinds of sentiments to me!

My goal in spending most of my days writing is to encourage positive change in a lighthearted way and I appreciate all of your kind words and that you take the time to write to me.

Occasionally I receive comments from sad, whiney, unhappy women who just don’t realize the power they have to change their circumstances. I answer every email and when I receive the sad negative ones, the only thing I can do is turn it over to God and write with love.
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