$100,000 give-back milestone reached by Blue Ridge Yoga

Family, patrons and Town officials gathered at Blue Ridge Yoga & Wellness Center, 623 N. Campbell Station Road, Wednesday, July 14, to surprise its owner and celebrate its milestone in giving back $100,000 to its community.

Using yoga classes and other fundraisers, owner Jessica Mishu and her staff have raised funds for such organizations as Girls on the Run, American Cancer Society, Hoops for Hearing for Tennessee School for the Deaf, Shangri-La Therapeutic Riding Academy, The Muse and many more since it opened six years ago.

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No. 1 ‘Collagen Elixir’ shared by Farragut duo

The health benefits of collagen have been in the news for some time, with celebrities and health gurus touting its impact, but two local women are sharing a new product revolutionizing the movement.

Kristin Williams and Angie Brown of Farragut are partners and distributors for Isagenix, which earlier this year launched its new Collagen Elixir, which already is the No. 1 collagen product on the market today.

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Cook Out moves to Turkey Creek

Cook Out fast-food restaurant opened Wednesday, July 14, at 11113 Parkside Drive in Turkey Creek.

The chain’s soft opening was Tuesday, July 13.

“I feel what will make the difference (with Cook Out) is we have so many options for a cheap price,” said Cheyenne Turner, a trainer who is part of the travel team of the franchise. “We have a big variety of foods.

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• Mary Katsikas recently was promoted to regional clinical vice president at The McNabb Center. She will oversee nearly half of the center’s clinical services, including the children and youth continuum in Knox County, co-occurring family treatment services and all services in Blount, Cocke, Hamblen and Sevier counties.

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‘The Auction’ returns this fall to FWKCC FWKCC

Farragut West Knox Chamber of Commerce once again is hosting its auction, which is labeled “33rd Auction: An Evening Under the Stars.”

“We’re really, really excited to get to change some things up, and we’re excited to hopefully make the auction impact even bigger than it has been before,” FWKCC president/CEO Julie Blaylock said. “Because of the pandemic, we ended up having to go two whole fiscal years without the auction, which is our one signature fundraiser event that we host.

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