The Friday, May 19 is our last issue for May. There will not be a printed edition on May 26. The Messenger will be on break May 22–29. We will be back in the office Tuesday, May 30 and in print on Friday, June 2 for the official start of summer on the Mountain. Deadlines for the June 2 issue are display advertising, Monday, May 29, at 5 p.m.; news/calendar, 5 p.m., Tuesday, May 30; and classified ads, noon, Wednesday, May 31.
Abbie Faxon and Allie Faxon of Sewanee recently received numerous awards, and scholarships for college. They are seniors at Franklin County High School.
St. Andrew’s-Sewanee School will host its commencement exercises during the weekend of May 19–21.
The Spring Festival of Artists and Authors at IONA: Art Sanctuary opened in May with readings and art exhibits. Readings begin at 5 p.m. at 630 Garnertown Rd. All events are free and open to the public. There will be an exhibition of photographs by John Willis through May 26.
Fresh foods grown in the area are plentiful and available in a number of locations.
The University of the South (Sewanee) in partnership with the South Cumberland Community Fund announce their sponsorship of the 2017 Summer Food Service Program (SFSP), which is administered in Tennessee by the Department of Human Services under an agreement with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The program is known as the South Cumberland Summer Meal Program.
by Leslie Lytle, Messenger Staff Writer
The Board of Trustees of St. Mary’s Sewanee: The Ayres Center for Spiritual Development announces that after serving St. Mary’s Sewanee as Executive Director for four years, the Rev. John Runkle is stepping down, effective June 30. Runkle will continue to live in Sewanee and will resume his practice as a historical architect with a focus on church buildings and other sacred properties. Runkle has devoted much of his ordained life to helping congregations and dioceses care for their places of worship.
Located on 230 acres atop Tennessee’s Cumberland Plateau, St. Mary’s Sewanee: The Ayres Center for Spiritual Development offers a place of natural beauty and quiet for retreat, renewal and learning. Its mission is dedicated to providing spiritual hospitality and welcome to persons of diverse religious and spiritual backgrounds, including church groups, nonprofits, small groups and individuals. St. Mary’s Sewanee’s calendar of programs is set through 2018. For a complete list of offerings and more information, please visit www.stmaryssewanee.org
The South Cumberland Farmers Market (Rooted Here) and Sewanee Dining are jointly sponsoring an On-Campus Farmers’ Market 1:30–4:30 p.m., today (Friday), May 12, on the lawn at Stirling’s. Customers can expect locally raised beef and pork, homemade pasta, washed and ready to eat salad mix and more—a great shopping opportunity for a graduation weekend feast! Sewanee Dining’s commitment to dedicating 30 percent of its budget to locally grown food and SCFM’s goal of making locally grown food readily available to consumers dovetail in a shared commitment to support local farmers. For many students, the market will be a rare opportunity to meet the farmers who raise the food they eat and, likewise, for community members who purchase online from SCFM and never have face to face contact with the farmers. All area farmers are invited to participate, not just those affiliated with SCFM.
by Kevin Cummings, Messenger Staff Writer