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About the Valley

Welcome to the the first 2010 issue of About the Valley. This issue talks about upcoming classes and workshops in Townsend, Tennessee, that you and your family will not want to miss.


2010 WINTER CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS

Townsend Visitors Center

7906 E. Lamar Alexander Parkway

Townsend, TN 37886

800-525-6834

January 23, February 21, and March 7, 2010:
2 ½ day Pottery Class
Carol Ware, instructor

For information and to register, call 865-984-0877

February 12-13, 2010:
Mandolin Workshop
Steve Kaufman, Instructor

Call 865-982-3808 for more information and to reserve a spot. Also, web site is http://www.flatpik.com/.

February 19-20, 2010:
Flatpicking Guitar Classes
Steve Kaufman, Instructor

Call 865-982-3808 for more information and to reserve a spot. Also, web site is http://www.flatpik.com/

January 16, January 21, January 28, January 30, February 4, February 18, February 27, March 6, March 25, and March 28 2010:
Basket Making
Karen Kenst, Instructor

Call 865-983-3352 to register and for more information. Classes are from 9:00am--5:00pm.

March 13, 2010:
Wool Applique Class
Joyce Jarman, Instructor

Call 865-805-2676 to register and for more information.

March 24 and March 27, 2010:
Rug Hooking
Carolyn McBride, Instructor

For more information and to register, call 865-379-9169 or 865-335-4470.

 

TENNESSEE TRIVIA

THEY GOT THEIR START IN TENNESSEE


Piggly Wiggly: This self-service grocery, the prototype of American supermarkets, was started in Memphis in 1916.

Shoney’s: Shoney’s Big Boy restaurant opened in Madison in 1959.

Cracker Barrel: The first restaurant opened in Lebanon, Tennessee, in 1969.

Krystal: Founded in 1932 by two Chattanoogans, the square-shaped burgers sold for a nickel along with a “good cup of coffee.”

 

 

PLAN TO VISIT PINE CONE LODGE IN 2010

Reservations are already scheduled for many of the weeks in 2010. Start planning your visit to the Smoky Mountains and Pine Cone Lodge now and make your reservations. Still open are July 4th weekend, Christmas, and New Year’s. All these are great times to visit the Smoky Mountains.

 

VISIT PINE CONE LODGE ON FACEBOOK

Pine Cone Lodge is now on Facebook. Please visit us and become a fan. You can view the latest photos and read about the latest news of the area and reservation rates/specials. We welcome your comments about Pine Cone Lodge and any questions about the cabin and the Great Smoky Mountain area.

 

TWICE-BAKED MASHED POTATOES

1 (22-ounce) package frozen mashed potatoes (Ore-Ida Frozen Mashed Potatoes)

½ (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened

½ cup sour cream

¼ cup chopped fresh chives

4 bacon slices, cooked and crumbled

½ teaspoon seasoned pepper

¼ teaspoon salt

½ cup (2 ounces) shredded Cheddar cheese

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare potatoes according to package directions.

Stir in cream cheese and next 5 ingredients. Spoon potatoes into a lightly greased 2-quart baking dish. Sprinkle with Cheddar cheese.

Bake for 20 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Yields 6 servings.


IF YOU ARE PLANNING A TRIP TO THE SMOKY MOUNTAINS, PLEASE CONSIDER STAYING AT PINE CONE LODGE. THE COMFORT AND CONVENIENCE OF A CHESTNUT RIDGE CABIN MAKE YOUR VACATION MORE FUN! CHECK AVAILABILITY AND RESERVE YOUR DATES EARLY -- MANY RESERVATIONS ARE MADE WEEKS AHEAD.

If you are interested in owning a vacation home or rental home in the beautiful Smoky Mountains, we are offering Pine Cone Lodge for sale. For purchase information, contact Timbercreek Realty & Cabin Rentals, 3121 Wears Valley Road, Sevierville, TN 37862, 1-800-837-7022, or visit www.timbercreekcabins.com. For a brochure describing Pine Cone Lodge, e-mail us at chestnut_ridge_cabins@comcast.net for more information.



Thanks for subscribing to About the Valley. We look forward to bringing you more news next month. As always, if you have any questions or comments or want to share your favorite place to visit in the Smoky Mountains, e-mail us at chestnut_ridge_cabins@comcast.net.

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