Calendar updates

Due to the number of changes caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, The Connection is overhauling its community calendar.

If you wish to have an event posted, submit items to news@news-herald.net. Submissions should include the time and place, contact information and any additional details. Items may be edited for length and content.

Library reopening

The Public Library at Tellico Village started phase one of reopening to the public Monday. Hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday and 9 a.m.-noon Saturday. No more than 10 patrons will be allowed in the library at any time. Someone will be at the front door monitoring people coming in.

Wear a mask and do not visit if you have a fever, dry cough, shortness of breath, loss of taste or smell or have been in contact with someone with COVID-19. Please keep a 6-foot distance between others while in the library. Books, DVDs, CDs, literacy backpacks and telescopes can be checked out. Interlibrary loans are also available. Public restrooms will not be open.

Bench-side pickup will still be available. Call 865-458-5199 or email tvlibrary.org@gmail.com to request items or to put an item on reserve.

Donations are accepted but should not be brought into the library. Someone will manage the service. All in-house classes and lectures are suspended until further notice.

Flag retirement

The Tellico Village Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 12135, Tellico Village Volunteer Fire Department and Boy Scout Troop 770 in Lenoir City will conduct a flag retirement ceremony at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 14, at the volunteer fire department station, 210 Chota Road, Loudon. Old, heavily worn or damaged flags to be honored and retired may be placed in a drop box at the Marathon gas station on Chota Road. All are welcome. Masks and social distancing will be required.