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Smoky Mountain Living magazine April and May 2023

Smoky Mountain Living magazine April/May 2023
Smoky Mountain Living magazine April/May 2023
Smoky Mountain Living magazine April/May 2023

It’s always a good mail day when the new issue of Smoky Mountain Living shows up. The April/May 2023 issue arrived last week and there is plenty to read about.

The cover article, featuring the iconic Dolly Parton sculpture, is titled Reimagining Sevierville. As stated by Amanda Marr, Sevierville Chamber of Commerce marketing director, “The history, culture, and warmth of our community shines in this historic district with an authenticity visitors can’t get enough of.” Make Sevierville part of your Smoky Mountains vacation plans.



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Jim Casada examines the simple biscuit in his article “Our Daily Bread: The Joy of Biscuits.” Be sure to take note of the recipes included. I am going to have to try the cheese biscuits!

Michael Twitty contributes to the “Crop Stories” program, offering an essay about collards.

Musician Jim Lauderdale answers a few questions in the Listen Here section. Lauderdale has issued over 30 full-length albums covering country, bluegrass, and Americana, styles of music. He’s a true legend in the field.


Great Smoky Mountain National Park Superintendent, Cassius Cash, discusses the “Park it Forward” program and how it will benefit the park and visitors. This article is short but quite important and will update you on the new fees at SMNP.

Looking for great bbq in Sevierville? SML suggests trying Trotter’s Whole Hog BBQ. After reading the article and looking at the website, I might have to agree.

Fourteen million visitors leads to a lot of waste and garbage. Read what Sevier County Waste, Inc. is doing to cope with all this trash. Their results are quite impressive.


Learn about the ten most beautiful spring wildflowers in the area.

This issue’s book review covers The Puppeteer’s Daughters written by Heather Newton.

Well written, with beautiful photography, Smoky Mountain Living is always a must have for your armchair traveling dreams.

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