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					                                                                  Test Out Your Chili

It’s Halloween
                                                                                                           F ALL 2007
                                                                  Making Skills
                                                                                                  Who: Residents of
                                                                  Whether your chili is spicy     Fourth & Gill
                                                                  or mild, vegetarian or meat,
                                                                  with onions or green            What: Halloween Party &

Party Time!
                                                                  peppers or . . . even with      Chili Cook-off
                                                                  grape jelly or chocolate, you
                                                                  could be the winner in this     Where: 1006 Luttrell Street
                                                                  year’s Chili Cook-Off! It is    (corner of Caswell & Luttrell)
                                                                  part of the Halloween Party
                                                                  and a great chance to get       When: Oct. 31st - 5-8 p.m.
It’s almost October and everyone knows what that means…           renowned accolade for your
time to start gearing up for the annual Halloween Party & Chili cooking! Assuming the             Why: So you don’t anger the
Cook-off. This is truly a Fourth and Gill tradition and is not to winner is willing to share      spirits, so you can have a good
be missed. So, don’t anger the spirits! Join us in the side yard their “secret” recipe, we will   time and so you can taste some
at Kay Newton’s house on the corner of Luttrell and Caswell       print it in the next edition    of the best chili around!
starting at 5 p.m. on All Hallows Eve.                            due out in early December.      Besides, seeing neighborhood
                                                                                                  children and adults in costumes
                                                                                                  is priceless!
The Neighborhood Organization will provide hot dogs with all      Web Site Upgrade
the fixin’s, chips and drinks.          It’s up to the rest       The Fourth and Gill web site
of you neighbors to provide              the entertainment.                                        News is published four times a year
                                                                  is getting an upgrade. We’ll
That’s right Kids (and                    grown-ups too),                                          by the Fourth & Gill Neighborhood
                                                                  be unveiling a new design                  Organization.
put on your best disguise                   and join the          and new software to let
costume parade. Prizes                       will be              multiple editors keep the         Please call 865/310-0379 with
awarded in three                     categories for the kids:     site current. When it’s           comments or suggestions or email
scariest, funniest                    and most original.                                
                                                                  ready, we’ll announce the
One prize                                   will also be          official launch on the email
awarded for                                 best overall          list at
adult costume. .                                                  group/fourthandgill
                                                                  neighborhood/, or keep
If you don’t want to dress up, you might still win a prize - by   checking the site at
bringing a pot of your famous (or soon to be famous) chili. If          The historic Fourth and Gill
                                                                                                  Neighborhood is located just
yours is voted the best, you will definitely win a prize. We
                                                                  We’ll have exciting new          north of downtown. Visit
also need people to help out with the party and serve as chili                                          our web site at
                                                                  tools to allow neighbors to
cook-off judges. If you would like to volunteer, please call
                                                                  upload pictures and stories         www.
Sarah Sexton at 216-5710 or email
                                                                  about their homes, a new
                                                                  calendar, and much, much         Our address is PO Box 3845
So come out and join in the fun! It will be a sight to see!       more.                            Knoxville, TN 37927-3845.
             P AGE 2                                                                              F OURTH & G ILL N EWS

                               Governor Bredesen has            high that others must aspire      Neighborhood
                               appointed Luttrell Street        to reach the new standard.
                               neighbor Kenneth Irvine,
                                                                The renowned Knoxville
                               Jr. to substitute for ailing                                       Neighborhood Bylaws
                                                                architect, George Barber,
                               Judge Ray Lee Jenkins as                                           Review
                                                                designed the Bob and
                               special Knox County                                                A group is forming to review
                                                                Melynda Whetsel house in
                               Criminal Court judge,                                              the Fourth & Gill
                                                                the 1890s. Over the years,
                               effective Aug. 20. Jenkins,                                        Neighborhood bylaws which
                                                                the structure became a
                               who passed away soon after,                                        defines how the neighborhood
                                                                boarding house. Even the
 Please send your noteworthy   had asked Bredesen to appoint                                      board is structured and
                                                                porch had been made into an
       news to cheryl@         a temporary replacement.                                           operates. If you have
                                                                apartment. Bob and Melynda    Irvine currently serves as an                                      questions, suggestions or want
                                                                Whetsel purchased the
                               assistant district attorney                                        to be involved in the group,
                                                                property and worked with
Welcome To:                    general for Knox County.
                                                                High Oaks Construction
                                                                                                  please contact John Jacobs at
Marshall McCauley and                                                                             300-8680 or
                                                                            Company to start
Anne-Marie Wiest, who          MPC Excellence                                           
                                                                            over with the
are renting on Caswell Ave.    Awards                                       original
Marshall is Assistant          recognized two                               architectural         TDOT and Fourth & Gill
Manager at Downtown            Fourth and Gill                              proportions.          Communication efforts with
Wine & Spirits, and Anne-      Residences!                                  Floors, mantels       TDOT are being coordinated
Marie is in her fourth year                                                 and stairs were       by Steve Mealor for the
at UT veterinary school.       Rarely does MPC                                                    neighborhood on all the
                               recognize a house                            painstakingly
They are both Maryville                                                     restored. A           ongoing projects. Contact
College alumni (Go, Scots!)    as an Excellence                                                   Steve at 456-0141 or
                               Award Winner in                              derelict property
                                                                            was transformed with any
Meet our neighbor, Isa         the Residential
                                                                            as another            questions or comments.
Infante, who bought a          category. The
house at 601 Gill St. in       John and Judith                              contributing
2005. Isa loves our            Neff home on                                 resource in the       DV Communications
neighborhood because of its    Gratz is an                                  Fourth and Gill       Becomes a Neighbor
proximity to downtown          exception because                            Historic District     The President, Steve
and the lovely old houses.     it is such an                                and was awarded       Kilpatrick, says they have
She is a candidate in the      outstanding model                            a Historic            purchased and are renovating
present Mayoral race.          for infill housing in                        Restoration           the Quality Wholesale Florist
                               historic districts.                          Excellence            building and will be moving
Jonathan and Cheryl                                                         Award.                their home office and
Ball purchased and moved       Just completed this
                               past year, its style                                               Knoxville operations to it.
into 121 E. Glenwood Ave
in June. Jonathan is a         and proportions
                               completely complement the        Congratulations to both           Birdhouse Laboratories
residential contractor and                                      John and Judith Neff and          This group rents space in the
Cheryl is a public relations   surrounding Victorian-era
                               neighborhood. Like older         Bob and Melynda                   Neighborhood Center at the
and marketing consultant.                                       Whetsel! For more                 corner of Fourth & Gill. This
                               houses of an earlier time, the
Rob and Amy Howard             development includes a           information on the MPC            group of various types of artists
have recently purchased the    carriage house and a             Excellence Awards and the         uses the space as a gallery,
Barber house at 816 N. 4th     wonderfully landscaped           criteria, visit the web site at   venue and workshop/studio.
Ave. next to Sassy Ann's.      backyard. A neighboring and look in       Events often highlight different
Rob is a Broker with Wood      developer noted that the         the about section.                artistic works and live music.
Realtors and Amy is the        Neff’s house set the bar so                                        For more information, check
Financial Controller at UT                                                                        them out at www.myspace. com/
ARMARK food services.                                                                             birdhouselaboratories.
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Hands-On Learning Featured at                                          Holiday Open House
                                                                       We are currently seeking neighbors to volunteer their homes
Beaumont Elementary                                                    for the Holiday Open House. The open house will take place
By Indya Kincannon                                                     on Sunday, December 16 from 5-9 pm. Unlike the Home
                                                                       Tour, this event is not open to the public, only to Fourth and
How would you like to learn about pioneer life by visiting the         Gill residents. It’s a great opportunity to relax, have some
Ramsey House? How about mastering map-reading skills                   refreshments, and get to know your neighbors. For more
through a treasure hunt at Ijams Nature Center? If this                information, please call Sarah Sexton at 216-5710 or email
sounds like a fun and effective way to learn, Beaumont       
Magnet Elementary School, one of our neighborhood schools,
is the school for you (or your children).                              2008 Historic Home Tour
                                                                       Although Spring 2008 may seem a long way off, it's not too
This school year Beaumont has started an innovative program            early to begin thinking about our next home tour. The home
to bolster science and social studies learning via short focused       tour is an excellent way to raise of our neighborhood and the
Learning Expeditions to area museums. Partners include the             importance of historic preservation. It's also the primary way
McClung Museum, Knoxville Zoo, Ramsey House, East                      the neighborhood raises money to fund activities. The home
Tennessee Historical Society, Knoxville Museum of Art and              tour will be part of the Dogwood Arts Festival which runs
Ijams Nature Center.                                                   from April 4 to April 20. The exact date of the home tour
                                                                       will be determined in the near future. We need to have 10
Beaumont’s teachers coordinate                                         homes committed to the tour by the end of the year. If you
closely with museum educators so                                       would like more information about having your house on the
the Learning Expeditions meet                                          tour, or are interested in being a member of the tour
curriculum goals. Children are first                                   committee to help plan the event, please contact John Jacobs
exposed to the material in the regular                                 at 300-8680 or The first home
classroom, then get a more hands-on                                    tour committee meeting will be September 26 at 7:00 pm at
opportunity to learn at the                                            1015 Eleanor Street.
museums. For instance, map reading
skills can be taught in two dimensions                                 The Ongoing Down-Low on Brownlow
at school, and then reinforced                                         Kinsey Probasco Hays owns the property and plans to
through a treasure hunt at Ijams.                                      develop it into approx. 30 condos with a move in date of
                                            Neighborhood residents     August 2008. A tentative date of Oct. 23 is set for an
This is differentiated instruction in      Erin and Sonny Frost with
action! The curriculum is also                   Dahlia Barton
                                                                       auction similar to the Candy Factory Lofts. Neighborhood
integrated into the Special Area                                       Chair, Melynda Whetsel was interviewed on WBIR recently
classes, such as Dance, Art, and Music. Every Beaumont                 saying, “This is our best chance that looks like we can work
student will have three Learning Expeditions per nine-week             with the developer and get something done.” We are all
period, for a total of 12 during the school year. These are not        hopeful and will keep you posted as we know more.
field trips, but rather short focused Learning Expeditions that
may take as little as two hours to complete.                                     Neighborhood Calendar
At the end of each nine-week unit the students will put on a           Board Meeting Mon. Sept. 17
school-wide exhibition open to the public to show off what
they learned. Students create the displays and serve as                Spring Home Tour Committee Meeting Wed. Sept. 26
docents to explain what they’ve learned to all visitors. There         Neighborhood Watch Meeting Tues. Oct. 9
will be four exhibition nights at Beaumont this year, all on
                                                                       Board Meeting Mon. Oct. 15
Tuesday evenings: 10/9, 12/18, 3/11 and 5/13. Stop by to
show your support and to see how much our children have                HALLOWEEN PARTY AND CHILI COOK-OFF Wed. Oct. 31
learned!                                                               Neighborhood Watch Meeting Tues. Nov. 13
For questions regarding this program contact the Knox                  Board Meeting Tues. Nov. 19
County Schools Magnet Office at 594-1731. For questions                Deadline for newsletter submissions Mon. Nov. 19
about public schools in general, contact Indya Kincannon, our
                                                                       Neighborhood Watch Meeting Tues. Dec. 11
neighbor and member of the Knox County Board of
Education at 546-7098 or                           Holiday Open House Sun. Dec. 16
Neighborhood Residents Step Up to the                                       Upcoming Bicycle Events                  :

Plate (literally)
Welcoming cool                                                              Meet at Market Square Sept. 15 at 9 a.m. for a bicycle
breezes blew across the                                                     version of Knox Heritage’s trolley tour of George Barber
lawn at Central United                                                      houses in Old North, Fourth & Gill and Parkridge. Free
Methodist Church on                                                         bicycle safety checks from 8-9 a.m. by Cedar Bluff Cycles.
Sunday, July 15 as Lola                                                     Organized by Knox Heritage and the Knoxville Regional
McGill and the                                                              Bicycle Program. Helmets required. All ages and skill levels
Timberwinds, a local                                                        welcome.
bluegrass and gospel                 Barbara Simpson assembles fruit cups
group entertained congregants, friends, fans and neighbors.                 Urban Bike Challenge Sept. 16 - 3 p.m. Learn how to run
Fourth & Gill neighbors assembled bag suppers at Melynda                    errands using back roads and carrying things on your bike.
Whetsel’s home (including Barbara’s now famous Rosemary                     On this ride, we’ll stop by at Tennessee Valley Bicycles, then
                                   Honey cookies, Kay Newton’s              head to the new Food City in Mechanicsville. Plus, you’ll be
                                   recipe gleaned from the Fourth           entered in a drawing for two gift baskets from Mast General
                                   & Gill newsletter) for the event.        Store. Ice cream treats provided. Adults only. Helmets
                                   The evening was a wonderful              required.
                                   way to relax in the company of
                                   friends and neighbors, listening         Street Skills for Bicyclists class, Sat., Sept. 29 at 8:30 a.m. to
                                   to great music, and enjoying a           1 p.m. Want to learn how to ride your bike safely and
                                   respite from the heat. Thanks to         confidently in traffic? This class combines classroom learning
                                   neighborhood volunteers:                 with on-bike exercises and a practice ride in traffic. Register
                                   Virginia Douglas, Betty Henault,         online……
                                   Diane McCarn, Kaye Osborne,
 Virginia Douglas and Sarah Sexton Sarah Sexton, Susan Shoeten,             For more information on any of these events visit
          make sandwiches          Barbara Simpson and Melynda    

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