Sir Goony’s start pays off

Homegrown author credits career to imaginative beginnings

Growing up amid Sir Goony’s Family Fun Center’s whimsical golf course made for more than just a magical childhood for Shelby Rae Stringfield — it spoke to her very soul.

Now a competition-winning writer and soon-to-be doctoral student, she credits her upbringing and storytelling influences from her father, Johnnie Stringfield, with laying a foundation and sparking her creativity.

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‘Magic’ is Messing’s message

Michael Messing has been bringing magic wherever he goes — literally — for decades.

The West Knox County magician performs locally for area children and adults, most recently in various branches of Knox County’s Public Libraries.

He said he receives much more than he gives.

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Gone Fishin’

Families from Farragut and throughout Knox County found their spot along the banks at The Cove at Concord Park Saturday, June 12, to take advantage of Tennessee’s Free Fishing Day. The annual event allowed anyone to fish for free without a license in any lake and/or state park facility governed by Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency.

Morning Pointe adds memory care

Morning Pointe of Powell Senior Living will add a new Alzheimer’s memory care facility to its campus. Construction is scheduled to be completed in early 2022 on The Lantern at Morning Pointe Alzheimer’s Center of Excellence, the second phase of its state-of-the-art alzheimer’s care at this location, 7710 Dannaher Drive on the Tennova Healthcare campus.

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