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Friday, December 30, 2011

Mountain Region Family Medicine now seeing patients in downtown facility

Mountain Region Family Medicine now seeing patients in downtown facility
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With the move to the Kingsport Press Building, Mountain Region Family Medicine combined three of its four Kingsport locations into one facility and now occupies the entire second floor of the Press Building. Mountain Region Family Medicine (MRFM) is ..

Discover why MeadowView won readers' poll


Discover Why MeadowView Conference Resort and Convention Center Won Readers' Poll
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Indian Path recognized for low cost of care, other quality measures

KINGSPORT - Indian Path was recently by the Premier healthcare alliance for several key quality measures, including low cost of care, delivery of evidence-based care, and low mortality scores. 

The QUEST High Performing Hospitals collaborative allows hospitals nationwide to share best practices and compare data on patient safety, clinical outcomes, cost of care, and patient satisfaction, with the goal of improving all metrics for the benefit of the patient. Participation in the collaborative is strictly voluntary.

Over the past 30 months, QUEST member hospitals have saved 25,235 lives and reduced health care spending by $2.85 billion through the delivery of high-quality, evidence-based care. While the average cost of care nationwide has increased 21 percent, cost at member hospitals has increased only 4 percent.

"We chose to participate in the QUEST collaborative because we want to be proactive in providing the safest environment, best clinical care for our patients, along with the best value for their health care dollar," said Tamera Fields, MSHA's vice president of quality. "When we collaborate to share our patient outcomes data and best practices with other member hospitals, we are able to take the very best of what works nationwide and apply it here at home."

Of the 120 facilities recognized as Top Performing Hospitals, 95 were eligible to receive monetary awards as charter members of the QUEST collaborative since 2008. All four MSHA facilities recognized will receive monetary awards.

Art Guild to exhibit at Kingsport City Hall


Public Art Kingsport presents The Kingsport Art Guild as part of its Art in Public Places program.  The Kingsport Art Guild is sponsoring the show "Face Up! Kingsport", a unique art project involving the citizens of Kingsport. Artists have asked permission to photograph random individuals in order to do their portraits.  All types of people are included: young, old, well known, not so well known.  Artists have executed these portraits in their favorite medium: oil, pencil, watercolor, collage, etc. and all levels of skills are represented. The portrayals are painted in a six inch square format and all will hang together at City Hall at 225 West Center Street during the months of January and February, 2012.

The public is invited to attend the reception at City Hall on Tuesday, January10, from 5-7:00 pm.   The exhibit and reception are free and open to the public.

 

 

 

 

 

Bonnie Macdonald

Kingsport Renaissance Center  Cultural Arts Division 

1200 E. Center St.   Kingsport, TN  37660

423-392-8416

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What you consider trash we turn to treasure


As you clean up from the holidays, consider donating and feel great about it!

Kingsport Theatre Guild is a 501(c)3 non profit  

All your donations are tax deductible!  

 

We are not only reliant and appreciative of your donations, we support up-cycling! Here at KTG we encourage you to prevent items from going to the landfill. We would love it if you would think to pass along your construction project leftovers. Paint, lumber, nails, hardware etc. As you are putting away holiday decorations and cleaning out closets, please consider donating unwanted items. Left over paint, even small amounts of any color is very useful. Costume leads can use your old curtains and large amounts of fabric. We are always on the look out for unusual items, funky shoes, wigs, costume jewelry, purses and hats. Office supplies such as printer paper, tape, notebooks....  

 

To schedule a drop off please contact the office at 423-392-8427

 

Specific Needs  

  • Artificial Christmas Tree  
  • Old Classic Bomber Jacket  
  • PINK!! fabric, tights, socks, wigs, jewelry, gloves, skirts, vests, scarves and shoes

 

Thank You,

Sharon

 




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Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Musical Theatre Club & Youth Drama Workshops



Happy New Year,
Kingsport Theatre is pleased to offer two youth workshops. Keep kids active, learning and participating in the dramatic arts. In addition to drama classes the free musical theatre club is open to all ages. 'Blueprint' will hold it's first meeting  in January and meet regularly going forward. Register online or contact our office, Sharon

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Theatre Workshop Ages 13 - 18

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Theatre Workshop Ages 7 - 12
Youth Wrkshop
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5 Session Class $40  

 

 

Kingsport Theatre to offer youth drama workshops and a free musical theatre club for all ages to kick off 2012.

 

Love to sing? Enjoy musical theatre - show tunes - Love Broadway... Have a passion for live theatre? This group will begin meeting regularly in February 2012 with an initial meeting on January 5 at 7PM at the Renaissance Center Theatre. Serina Marshall & Scott Elliott will be guiding and directing your voices while bringing out the best in all of you as you make new friends and learn music. Open to all abilities and ages, no auditions, FREE to join. Under age 13 please bring an adult partner.  

 

Youth & Teen Workshops - Theatre is a Dream - Come explore some of our favorite theatre "-isms" including Surrealism, Symbolism, Expressionism and more... Practice with some "Super-realistic" material and finish by creating and performing in your own non-traditional, experimental theatrical pieces! Student's choice to perform on stage. Classes are appropriate for ages 7 - 12 & 13 - 18.

 

Teen Class 6:00PM - 8:00PM

Youth Class 4:00PM - 6:00PM

Performance January 20 at 7PM

Workshop instructor is Christy Vance. Cost for workshop is $40.  

 

Classes held at Kingsport Renaissance Center, 1200 East Center Street, Kingsport. 

423-392-8427 or Register online www.kingsportthaetre.org 


 


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Saturday, December 24, 2011

Beautiful Star of Bethlehem.

Sung in the rich tradition of the music of these timeless hills. Merry Christmas and happy holidays to you and yours. Check out this video on YouTube:

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Thursday, December 22, 2011

90.3 WCSK Radio Special Holiday Programming


Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays
from 90.3 WCSK Radio

Special Holiday Programming - Dec 23 - 25

6:00am - Christmas Special by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir

7:00am - KCS Holiday Concert
Dobyns-Bennett Orchestra & Chorus

8:00am - KCS Holiday Concert
Washington Elementary Troupe

9:00am - KCS Holiday Concert
Adams Elementary Headliner Choir

10:00am - Fibber McGee & Molly "Best Christmas Decorations"

11:00am - Christmas Special by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir

12:00pm - Favorite Story "Journey To Bethlehem" and Hallmark Playhouse "Silent Night

1:00pm - Sergeant Preston Of the Yukon "The Christmas Mite" and The Plot To Overthrow Christmas "A CBS Christmas Special"

2:00pm - Special Christmas edition of "FM Odyssey" part 1

3:00pm - Special Christmas edition of "FM Odyssey" part 2

4:00pm - KCS Holiday Concert
Robinson Middle School Band

5:00pm - Kim Burrell's Jazz Gospel Holiday Special from Lincoln Center in Washington, DC

6:00pm - KCS Holiday Concert
Sevier Middle School Band, Orchestra and Chorus

7:00pm - KCS Holiday Concert
Robinson Middle School Orchestra & Chorus

8:00pm - Favorite Story "Journey To Bethlehem" and Hallmark Playhouse "Silent Night

9:00pm - Sergeant Preston Of the Yukon "The Christmas Mite" and The Plot To Overthrow Christmas "A CBS Christmas Special"

10:00pm - Special Christmas edition of "FM Odyssey" part 1

11:00pm - Special Christmas edition of "FM Odyssey" part 2


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Church Circle Nativity Scene

I snapped this photo on the way to work this morning. The nativity scene at Kingsport's Church Circle

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Fastest growing states







Detailed tables


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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: WEDNESDAY, DEC. 21, 2011



Texas Gains the Most in Population Since the Census


First Population Estimates Since 2010 Show Slowest National Growth Since the 1940s



Texas gained more people than any other state between April 1, 2010, and July 1, 2011 (529,000), followed by California (438,000), Florida (256,000), Georgia (128,000) and North Carolina (121,000), according to the latest U.S. Census Bureau estimates for states and Puerto Rico. Combined, these five states accounted for slightly more than half the nation's total population growth.



"These are the first set of Census Bureau population estimates to be published since the official 2010 Census state population counts were released a year ago," said Census Bureau Director Robert Groves. "Our nation is constantly changing and these estimates provide us with our first measure of how much each state has grown or declined in total population since Census Day 2010."



The United States as a whole saw its population increase by 2.8 million over the 15-month period, to 311.6 million. Its growth of 0.92 percent between April 1, 2010, and July 1, 2011, was the lowest since the mid-1940s.



"The nation's overall growth rate is now at its lowest point since before the baby boom," Groves said.



California remained the most populous state, with a July 1, 2011, population of 37.7 million. Rounding out the top five states were Texas (25.7 million), New York (19.5 million), Florida (19.1 million) and Illinois (12.9 million).



Among states and equivalents, the District of Columbia experienced the fastest growth between April 1, 2010, and July 1, 2011, as its population climbed 2.7 percent. This marks the first time it led states and equivalents in growth since the early 1940s. D.C. ranked 35th in percent growth between the 2000 and 2010 censuses.



Following D.C. in terms of percent increase between April 1, 2010, and July 1, 2011, were Texas (2.1 percent), Utah (1.9 percent), Alaska (1.8 percent), Colorado (1.7 percent) and North Dakota (1.7 percent). North Dakota was 37th in percent growth between the 2000 and 2010 censuses.



The only three states to lose population between April 1, 2010, and July 1, 2011, were Rhode Island (1,300 or -0.12 percent), Michigan (7,400 or -0.08 percent) and Maine (200 or -0.01 percent).



Nevada, the nation's fastest-growing state between 2000 and 2010, ranked only 27th in population growth between April 1, 2010, and July 1, 2011, increasing by 0.8 percent.



During 2012, the Census Bureau will release 2011 estimates of the total population of counties and incorporated places, as well as national, state and county population estimates by age, sex, race and Hispanic origin.



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The Census Bureau develops state population estimates by measuring population change since the most recent census. These are the first set of population estimates to be based on the 2010 Census. The Census Bureau uses births, deaths, administrative records and survey data to develop estimates of population. For more detail regarding the methodology see <http://www.census.gov/popest/methodology/>.



The 10 Fastest Growing States from April 1, 2010, to July 1, 2011



Percent Change


1. District of Columbia 2.70


2. Texas 2.10


3. Utah 1.93


4. Alaska 1.76


5. Colorado 1.74


6. North Dakota 1.69


7. Washington 1.57


8. Arizona 1.42


9. Florida 1.36


10. Georgia 1.32



The 10 States with the Largest Numeric Increase from April 1, 2010, to July 1, 2011



Numeric Change


1. Texas 529,000


2. California 438,000


3. Florida 256,000


4. Georgia 128,000


5. North Carolina 121,000


6. Washington 105,000


7. Virginia 96,000


8. Arizona 90,000


9. Colorado 88,000


10. New York 87,000



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Robert Bernstein


Public Information Office


301-763-3030/763-3762 (fax)



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Youth Workshops & Clubs Winter 2012


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Greetings,
Kingsport Theatre is pleased to offer two youth workshops in the gloomy winter to keep kids active, learning and participating in the dramatic arts. In addition to drama classes the free musical theatre club 'Blueprint' is scheduled to meet in January and meet regularly going forward. Register online or contact our office and we'll take care of you. Super fun clubs and workshops scheduled for January. Sharon

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Enjoy Musical Theatre - Show Tunes - Love Broadway... Have a passion for Live Theatre? Join Kingsport Theatre's Musical Theatre Club 'Blueprint'


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Theatre Workshop Ages 13 - 18
Theatre is a Dream - Come explore some of our favorite theatre "-isms" including Surrealism, Symbolism, Expressionism and more... Practice with some "super-realistic" material and finish by creating and performing in your own non-traditional, experimental theatrical pieces!

5 Session Class $40


Theatre Workshop Ages 7 - 12
Youth Wrkshop
Theatre is a Dream - Come explore some of our favorite theatre "-isms" Practice with some "super-realistic" material and finish by creating and performing in your own non-traditional, experimental theatrical pieces! Designed for younger acting students.

5 Session Class $40

Kingsport Theatre Guild | 1200 East Center Street | Kingsport | TN | 37660


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Kingsport Blog

Monday, December 19, 2011

Parking Garage update

Parking Garage / Bonnie MacDonald: Public Art Kingsport committee recommends the call for a¡tists to execute large scale banners and custom benches for the Parking Garage facility. Calls will be issued January 7,2012, and responses will be due March 2. Public Art Kingsport committee is anticipating installation in the spring. Public Art Kingsport also recommends the purchase of 'Kavanaugh. Himself' by Jim Collins of Chattanooga for the parking garage. This piece is currently on exhibit in Sculpture Walk V. The whimsical piece features a depiction of lrish poet Patrick Kavanaugh on a unicycle with a crown on his head. Kingsport is a bike-friendlv community and has adopted the crown as a branding element

Sculpture Walk update

Sculpture Walk Vl / Bonnie MacDonald: Public Art Kingsport is accepting proposals for the 6th annual Sculpture Walk exhibit in downtown Kingsport. Artist stipends are sponsored by area businesses. The Sculpture Walk brings artists from all over the Southeast and from as far away as New York to Kingsport. Their work is displayed for 11 months. From the 5 exhibits held to date, 9 pieces have been purchased to stay in Kingsport

Greenbelt extension at Riverfront

Riverfront Redevelopment/Greenbelt / Steve Robbins / December 19, 2011: A contract with Duco Construction has been executed. Work began on December 12. Initial work will include tree clearing, erosion control, the extension of the Greenbelt to Barton Street and the installation of drainage pipe through the site.

Way finding Phase 2

Wayfinding / Tim EÍsea / December 19, 2011: Staff received one quote for the base construction. Byerley Construction has been awarded the bid at a price of $39,150. Construction should begin in January 2012. All necessary components are completed, and we are currently under budget.

Gibson Mill Road update

Gibson Mill Road Phase IV
Michael Thompson
December 19

The project was advertised for bids November 6, 2011. The bid opening scheduled for December 8, 2011, has been moved to December 14, 2011 at the request of several contractors due to the TDOT bid opening on December 9, 2011, Overhead utility relocations are currently underway, with AEP nearing completion and Charter Communication starting the week of December 4,2011. The bids received looked good. They will be submitted to the BMA for approval January 2012

Netherland Inn Road "bump out"

Netherland Inn Bump Out
Tim Elsea
December 2012

Thomas Construction Company is in the process of completing the ties onto the new water line. Both lanes of the new stamped concrete roadway have been placed. Traffic has been shifted onto the portion of concrete roadway that motorist travel into Kingsport on Netherland Inn Road. Fourteen days (from 12/10/11) are necessary before vehicles are allowed on the newly placed roadway section leaving Kingsport. Contractual construction timeframe is 150 days from August 8, 2011

Fire Station 8 - New Beason Well Rd

Fire Station Eight
Craig Dye
December 19, 2101

All block work has been completed except one small wall. Brick work has begun. Framing is going well with rooms taking shape quickly. Some sheet rock has begun also. Electrical work has begun with major wiring already being worked on. They are working on getting the building closed in so there won't be delays due to cold weather. Progress is coming along well on the project

Board of Education / Chamber of Commerce update

Board of Education / Chamber of Commerce Building (70,000 sq. ft. buitding on Clinchfield Street to be reduced to approximately 55,000 sq. ft.) The building shell is complete with the remaining glass installation at the lobby connection underway. Site utilities are being installed in preparation for paving the parking lots. painting and ceiling grid installation has started on the third floor and sheetrock finishing is ongoing on the second floor. The anticipated move-in dates are the end of February 2012 for the City School offices and the end of April 2012 for the chamber of commerce office

I-26 Welcome Center Update

Charles Blalock & Sons, [nc. has started construction, with retaining wall construction and rock excavation underway. Excavation for the bridge pier in the median will begin soon. The contract currently has a completion date of October 2012. The Welcome Center Building is under a separate contract and is under design by Hastings Architecture. The schedule for the Welcome Center building construction is currently estimated to be June - December 2012

Cleek Road Improvements

Cleek Road Improvements Phase 2
Hank Clabaugh
December 19,2011

Design of this project is currently ongoing with construction anticipated to start in the summer of 2012. Property appraisal and acquisition are ongoíng. Phase 2 consists of completing an improved Cleek Road (including safety, stormwater, pedestrian mobility, and slope improvements) from the end of Phase 1 to a new connection point on Orebank Road. This new connection point will be in the vicinity of the intersection with Lamberth Street. Site distance improvements will also be made on Orebank Road

Job: Network Administrators

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TEKsystems is always looking for qualified Network Administrators in the Tri-Cities area. A qualified candidate will have a background working with Cisco Switches and Routers, troubleshooting network connectivity issues, routing protocols (BGP, OSPF) and knowledge of LAN/WAN. Having CCNP or CCNA is also desired.

Eastman breaks ground on China facility

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Eastman’s chemicals, fibers and plastics are used as key ingredients in products that people use every day. Approximately 10,000 Eastman employees around the world blend technical expertise and innovation to deliver practical solutions. The company is committed to finding sustainable business opportunities within the diverse markets and geographies it serves. A global company headquartered in Kingsport, Tenn., USA, Eastman had 2010 sales of $5.8 billion. For more information, visit www.eastman.com.

Details on Aquatic Center & YMCA Wellmont Center

Kingsport, Tenn. – After years of community consideration, the City of Kingsport and the Greater Kingsport Family YMCA broke ground Monday on the City’s Aquatic Center and the adjoining YMCA Wellmont Center in the MeadowView area. 

 

This project will serve the Kingsport area by offering aquatic events, lessons, and leisure opportunities to citizens and visitors, while also expanding the Y’s current ability to positively impact the everyday lives of children, adults, and families. 

 

Kingsport is building a $15.6 million Aquatic Center featuring three indoor pools and an outdoor water park area, while the YMCA, which will operate the aquatic facility under contract with the City, is building a $5.6 million Y facility that adjoins the Aquatic Center.  

 

Noteworthy in this project are the contributions of Eastman Chemical Company, which donated the land for the site and $1 million towards the Y effort, and Wellmont Health System, which donated $2 million to the Y.  Commitments on the part of both organizations illustrate their support to the improvement of health and well-being in the community.

 

“Today is the result of countless hours of public input and effort, and will result in a facility that meets community needs for years to come in a package that is equally attractive to visitors from around the region,” Mayor Dennis Phillips said Thursday. “From the bottom of my heart, I want to thank everyone who has contributed their time, effort and intellect to the project over the years. We all look forward to seeing this project constructed on-time and on-budget and opening to serve the citizens of Kingsport and the region early in 2013.”

 

Although the YMCA will be managing the Aquatic Center, membership in the YMCA will not be required to use the Aquatic Center.

 

Amenities will include a 50-meter indoor competition/lap pool with three spring boards, a zero-entry 25 yard warm water pool, particularly aimed at seniors, those undergoing physical therapy and swimming lessons, and an indoor leisure pool with a slide. This portion of the facility, called a natatorium, would cover 50,000 square feet and include seating and special purpose/event rooms. 

Outdoors, the water park area will feature two water slides, a water-activity/ climbing structure, beach volleyball court and gatehouse/concession stand. Future expansion could include a lazy river and mat racer or other features.  Construction timelines currently call for the indoor facility to open January 2013, with the water park following in May 2013.

 

“This project is far more than a pool replacement,” City Manager John Campbell said. “The Aquatic Center is a real difference maker for the community, improving our attractiveness as a community of choice for residents. At the same time, it continues to build our community as a tourism destination working in synergy with MeadowView Conference Center and Bays Mountain Park.”

 

On the Y side of the project, the YMCA Wellmont Center will be a 35,000 sq. ft. facility constructed adjacent to the Aquatic Center and is also slated for opening in January 2013.  Y members will have access to a wellness center, ChildWatch area, family adventure center/indoor playground, gymnasium, locker rooms, as well as access to all aquatic portions of the facility. 

 

“The Y is honored to have been selected to operate the aquatics center, and we applaud the City on having a vision for a project that focuses on family fun and health,” said Charles Glass, Executive Director/CEO of the Kingsport Y. 

 

Delores Bertuso, president/chairman of the Y Board, stated at the groundbreaking that, “Aquatic events provide much enjoyment and physical activity that will improve community health. Across the US, the Y has a strong reputation as a swim instruction expert; it’s our hope that lessons will aid in the prevention of drowning in our region.

 

“We’re further excited about the new Y facility as it allows us to expand the Y’s current ability to positively impact children, adults, and families for a better future. For more than 28 years, the Greater Kingsport Family YMCA has provided afterschool child care, summer day camps, teen programs, swim lessons, child care for children with special needs, and health and wellness programming. The new space will allow the Y to better accommodate the community’s increasing need for support and opportunities to learn, grow, and thrive.” 

 

The Y is the nation’s leading nonprofit committed to strengthening communities in the areas of youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility.  The Kingsport Y currently serves over 3,800 people in our community—regardless of age, income, or background—to nurture the potential of children and teens, improve the nation’s health and well-being, and provide opportunities to give back and support neighbors. 

 

For more information, please call the City of Kingsport at 299-9413 or the Y at 423.247.9622 or visit ymcakpt.org.

 

 

 

Kingsport is located on the Tennessee-Virginia border at the crossroads of I-81 and I-26 near the geographic center of the Eastern U.S. This city of 50,000 in a metro of 308,000, was planned by renowned American planner John Nolen in his office at Harvard Square. Located in the lush green foothills of the Tennessee Valley, it is surrounded by the Southern Highlands and mountain lakes. Kingsport is home to Marriott’s www.MeadowViewResort.com and thousands of acres of unique, natural amenities at Bays Mountain and Warriors Path Parks. The natural geography provides a temperate, well-balanced climate with four seasons and a natural shelter from extreme weather. Population growth has also been well-balanced, ensuring you will not outgrow your decision to relocate. With no personal property taxes, special assessments, or state income taxes on salaries/wages, you’ll find that Kingsport has a very low cost of living coupled with an exceptionally high quality of life (see for yourself at www.BestPlaces.net). The regional airport (TRI) has direct flights to Atlanta, Charlotte, Orlando and St. Pete/Clearwater with easy access, parking, and virtually no security lines. The public education system was planned by Columbia University and Newsweek has repeatedly recognized the local high school as one of the best in America. Year in and year out our graduates go on to the top colleges and universities (and without costly private school tuition fees). Harvard also recognized Kingsport in 2009 with the Innovations in American Government Award for its higher education initiative. What are you waiting for? It’s time to leave the high costs, traffic jams, and stress behind and discover this hidden gem.