Today, February 3, 2020 marks the 50th anniversary of Oak Ridge’s renowned family owned pizza restaurant, Big Ed’s. Big Ed's has been a fixture of the Oak Ridge community since 1970 when Ed Neusel, his wife Ginger, and their three sons converted the old Service Drug Store to where Big Ed’s still stands today. [...]Read More
Did you know that Oak Ridge’s Crafter’s Brew was voted the best sports bar in the state by Yelp? It’s true! Crafter’s brew is a combination of “sports bar, pub, and casual backyard hangout spot all in one.” While Oak Ridge has an abundance of recreational areas, history and activities to enjoy - there’s [...]Read More
Blog Post Provided by Steven Paul Here in the South we call them Musky, while in northern states such as Minnesota and Wisconsin many opt for the spelling: Muskie. The Ojibwa First Nations tribe named them Maashkinoozhe, while some folksy old-timers still refer to them as Jacks. Regardless of native tongue or physical location, [...]Read More
"At the same time Hanford scientists were refining plutonium, Oak Ridge, Tennessee technologists were refining uranium. The Manhattan Project sites lie within the boundaries of Oak Ridge National Laboratory, which puts visitors through security paces. Public bus tours venture beyond the gates weekdays from March to November, and reservations must be made in advance. [...]Read More
Oak Ridge school teacher and city council member Jim Dodson has made a family tradition out of participating in the Secret City Half Marathon and 5k. For the past five years, Dodson, along with his wife, daughter, and son-in-law have been running this event together. Find out what makes that special for the Dodson [...]Read More
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