Even a young Dr. William Kennedy was enthralled with things of the past. “I don’t ever remember not being interested in history, old buildings and old people,” said Kennedy. This phrase may not come as a surprise to the ones who know Kennedy. But for those who don’t, he is the go-to guy in Jonesborough for old homes and has spent much of his time working towards historic preservation in Town.
If you have walked down Main Street you’ve surely noticed the vibrant shop called Hands Around the World, where a cultural experience and a story tags along with each item sold.
They say the best chickens are free range- what about kids? Are the best kids raised free range as well? Lacey and Mike D’Avella think so. They have raised their very own free range kid, Ashton D’Avella. If you’ve spent time on Main Street, seen a play at the Jonesborough Repertory Theatre, been to the library or even had a picnic at Mill Spring Park then you’ve probably run into Ashton.
A Wyoming native, a military veteran, a park ranger, a pioneer in women’s leadership, an equine specialist, a coffee shop owner, and an adventuring enthusiast— this is Deb Kruse. She spent the 60’s immersing herself in the wilderness of Wyoming, fighting fires as a Park Ranger out West, working as an equine caretaker at three horse farms in the hills of Tennessee, and now she spends her days caring for each person who steps into her quaint coffee shop on the corner of Main Street Jonesborough.