The Flying Squirrel Bar keeps spirits soaring in the Southside.

Chattanooga CVB photo

Southside: Chattanooga’s Hot Ticket

When the Barnum & Bailey Circus paraded through Chattanooga’s Southside in 1903, the neighborhood thrived as an urban center of finance and commerce. But decades of decline turned the corridor into a seedy strip near the Chattanooga Choo Choo hotel. more »

Feb 1, 2015 12:00 AM Departments

Rolling Stone magazine called Asheville’s Orange Peel one of the top five rock clubs in the country.

Garret K. Woodward photo

Bright lights, city venues

As the festival season slowly starts to kick into high gear, music lovers who prefer a seat rather than standing shoulder to shoulder with strangers are reminded of the plethora of opportunities to hear high-caliber music in quality venues. more »

Feb 1, 2015 12:00 AM Music

Backpackers walk to get water from a spring near Mount Rogers in Virginia.

Holly Kays photo

Gear up for springtime adventures

Equipped with a school backpack, which was jerry-rigged with bungee cords to attach half of a tent and a 1980s-era sleeping bag of questionable warmth, I wore sporting jeans, sneakers, a long-sleeve tee and a cotton hoodie. more »

Feb 1, 2015 12:00 AM Outdoors

Cherokee NC photo

Ode to the Odiferous

By late April, we trust you’ve tiptoed into the woods, maybe under cover of darkness, pinched your nose with one hand and, fast as a rabbit, harvested your secret ramp stash using the other. more »

Mar 12, 2015 12:00 AM Cuisine

Answers always start as questions

Shortly after I became Smoky Mountain Living’s managing editor, I also took a teaching job at the local community college. I struggle to find the words to express how much it meant to me. My students all were at the lowest end of the spectrum. more »

Jan 1, 2015 12:00 AM Perspectives

Photo essay

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