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VOL. 43 | NO. 29 | Friday, July 19, 2019

Sorry, millennials don't want your prized 'heirlooms'

Too much supply, too little demand as boomers downsize

Everyone loves Grandma’s mahogany-inlaid sideboard. Stories were told of the horrors of moving it when she wanted to polish the floor. Its underbelly was a favored hide-and-seek spot.

Estate sellers tell of their Antique Roadshow-worthy finds

There’s not always gold in them thar hills, and finding an original copy of the U.S. Constitution behind a thrift store painting is more the stuff of legend than reality.

How estate sales work

There are some variables in how estate sales come to be, but for the most part they are commission-based. A seller will come into the home, assess the contents, work up a general value and then sit with the client to settle on a commission.

Victrolas crank out profit for lilelong enthusiast

In the world of estates and antiques, there are always niche markets. Costume jewelry, particular types of furniture and appliances and collectibles of all kinds can always find a home.

Local Weather
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EVENTS

Don Sproles Memorial Wine & Shine. This benefit for the Volunteer Ministry Center will feature wine and Sugarlands Distilling moonshine tastings, gourmet food, live music, and silent and live auctions. Humorist and longtime News Sentinel columnist and humorist Sam Venable will serve as master of ceremonies. VMC’s programs support its twofold mission of facilitating permanent supportive housing for those who are homeless and providing services to prevent homelessness. VMC operates four main programs: The VMC Resource Center, The Bush Family Refuge, Minvilla Manor and The VMC Dental Clinic. Friday, 6:30-9 p.m. $70 per ticket. Crowne Plaza Knoxville, 401 W. Summit Hill Drive, Knoxville. Information

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MEDIA

Ledger wins five categories in state competition

The Knoxville Ledger has won five first-place awards in the annual University of Tennessee/Tennessee Press Association newspaper competition.

UT SPORTS

Retiring Thomas impacted generations of Vols

At least once a day, Donna Thomas would rise from her desk and walk around the Anderson Training Center at the University of Tennessee. The breaks not only helped Thomas stretch her legs, they rejuvenated her spirit and reminded her why she did her job.

ENVIRONMENT

Guesford’s goal: Restore native trees destroyed in 2016 fire

Cherise Guesford was driving to work one day in December 2017 – one year after deadly wildfires swept through the Gatlinburg area, killing 14, injuring nearly 200 and destroying 17,000 acres – when it suddenly occurred to her that, come spring, many of the homeowners who’d lost trees would probably replace them with non-native “big box” plants.

JOE ROGERS: MY TAKE

‘Veggie burger’ bill wilts on closer examination

Tennessee legislators may have dodged a bullet. Mississippi legislators definitely did not.

NEWSMAKERS

Bishop Stika hits service milestone

Bishop Richard F. Stika is now the longest-serving bishop in the history of the Diocese of Knoxville.

BRIEFS

EPA honors Clayton Home Building Group

Clayton Home Building Group, headquartered in Maryville, has been recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as a 2019 ENERGY STAR Certified Homes Market Leader.

BEHIND THE WHEEL

Upstart Genesis G70 holds its own with BMW 3 Series

Genesis is a new but growing luxury automotive brand that’s been winning over consumers with great value and high quality.

PERSONAL FINANCE

3 steps to help ‘solo agers’ lead happier, safer lives

Retirement coach Sara Zeff Geber visited several Northern California assisted living facilities to interview “solo agers” – people either single or coupled who don’t have children to help them as they grow older.

BUSINESS BOOK REVIEW

Feminine slant on avoiding common financial pitfalls

Find a penny, pick it up. The rest of that little ditty promises luck but whatever. You don’t see a penny as worth much, but how do you perceive money as a whole? In the new book, “Women with Money” by Jean Chatzky, the answer to that question may lead you to a better relationship with your wallet.

MILLENNIAL MONEY

Credit score doing OK? Build credit smarts, too

Well done, America. Credit scores across the nation are going up. On the other hand, knowledge of how credit works is declining.

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