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“America’s Secret City”

Discover Oak Ridge this spring with your kids

Story and Photo by the Oak Ridge Convention and Visitors Bureau.

 

Untitled-1Are you always on the lookout for fun and interesting places nearby to take your children during Spring Break or even for a “staycation?” Oak Ridge is a convenient and educational city that offers kid friendly attractions and historical sites, all within a 20-minute drive of Knoxville. In today’s economy, staying close to home has become a staple for many families, but there are inexpensive and free activities your family can participate in while learning about the Secret City at the same time. Read more →

The real thing

The miracle of becoming parents in mid-life

By Anu Celly Narula, Ph. D.

Aug2013-AnuOpEdWe thought we had lost the chances, but we continued to nurture the dream up against some intimidating odds. The strength of our belief in the power of prayers and the might of medicine backed up our desire to bring children into our lives. Our nine year old marriage was beautiful, but the “real thing” was missing. It was the very same dream that we had discussed on that magical evening when we first met each other, across the span of continents. We had gotten married in a jiffy, almost in a fairy tale fashion, just a week after meeting each other. What brought us together in an “arranged love” match typical to our native country was not just the commonality of our humble beginnings, or our career graphs in diverse disciplines, but our desire to have a family. Read more →

They are all the fun years

By Paul Gentry

“I am trying hard to slow down, because time seems to be speeding up. My boys will be in college in just ten short years, growing into men with lives of their own.”

 

Melody, Paul, John, Luke and Andrew Gentry

Melody, Paul, John, Luke and Andrew Gentry

Eight years would have seemed like a long time, if you had walked up and started a discussion with me on the perception of time a few years ago. It was roughly eight years ago that my wife and I were going through fertility treatments, and, after four years of failed attempts, we found out things were finally paying off with positive results. That was June of 2006, and my wife’s pregnancy paid off…times three! My triplet sons will celebrate their eighth birthday this coming January, but it seems like decades ago since they were born, with little time to reflect on what has occurred since: running to work, home for supper, basketball practice, cub scouts, church, swim team meets, string recitals. The list goes on. Read more →

Discover “America’s Secret City”

By Wendy Bishop. Photo courtesy Oak Ridge Convention and Visitor’s Bureau.

 

Are you always on the lookout for fun and interesting places to take your children during spring break or summertime? While some families plan long trips over several days, others choose to stay closer to home. If your family is looking for a “staycation,” Oak Ridge is a convenient and educational city that offers kid-friendly attractions and historical sites, all within a 20-minute drive of Knoxville. There are inexpensive and even free activities your family can participate in while learning about the Secret City at the same time. Read more →