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​Sewanee Fourth of July Call for Volunteers

Planning begins for the best Fourth of July yet. The theme for 2019 is “Peace, Love, and Fireworks,” so get your tie-dye and peace signs ready for a groovy celebration. It takes many volunteers to Read more...

‘This Ain’t No Cakewalk’ Opens March 29

by Bailey Basham, Messenger Staff Writer For César Leal and Courtney World, putting together the newest University Art Gallery exhibit was hardly a piece of cake. It took over a year of Read more...

​Bruce Named Teacher of the Year; School Board Approves Easement

by Leslie Lytle, Messenger Staff WriterSewanee Elementary School (SES) librarian Kathryn Bruce was named the Franklin County School District teacher of the year for grades Pre-K through four. Director Read more...

​The Little Bakery that Could

by Sarah Beavers, Messenger Staff WriterOn March 23, Sweet Southern Spirit Bakery will officially open a new location in Cowan. Paige Jones, owner, started in the baking business 13 years ago, Read more...

​SCA’s Sustainability Lesson Has Broad Implications

by Leslie Lytle, Messenger Staff Writer“Sustainability is about our relationship with the natural world and how we interact with the world around us,” said Jess Wilson addressing members and Read more...

​Student SVFD: What’s Needed and Why

by Leslie Lytle, Messenger Staff WriterThe student arm of the Sewanee Volunteer Fire Department (SVFD) needs a home. The student firefighters have lodged together in Wiggins Hall for more than 20 Read more...

​Kennerly Family Legacy Alive and Well

by Kevin Cummings, Special to the MessengerJoel Kennerly, now a free man, decided to begin a new life on the Mountain, leaving behind the plantation in Prairie Chapel with Gum Creek sidling softly Read more...

Village Update Meeting: BP Construction Plans

by Leslie Lytle, Messenger Staff Writer“We don’t want to create internal competition. It’s not a big village. It’s not to anyone’s benefit for anything to go dark,” said Jim Cheney, Vice Read more...

Viola and Piano Concert March 10

by Bailey Basham, Messenger Staff WriterViolist Hillary Herndon and pianist Bernadette Lo have a few things in common. Their instruments play a large role in their lives. And the reason they each Read more...

​‘Taming of the Shrew’ Takes the Stage This Weekend

by Bailey Basham, Messenger Staff WriterThe theatre department at the University will stage William Shakespeare’s “The Taming of the Shrew” this weekend. “The Taming of the Shrew” is a Read more...