We’re starting a new feature in the News & Neighbor this week called Now & Then. Periodically, we will dip into our archives and run some noteworthy photos of events that have taken place in Johnson City and Washington County.
During the first week of June in 2018, the Sesquicentennial Commission was making a presentation to the Johnson City Commission as the city prepared to celebrate its sesquicentennial in 2019. The presentation that took place that night resulted in the Legacy Plaza that now sits on the edge of King Commons. The Natural Adventure Area that is currently under construction also came about from that presentation.
On June 3, 2015, the News & Neighbor ran a story on the possibility of ETSU building a Center for Performing Arts adjacent to the Millennium Center, a project that has come to fruition. Ken Misterly, Millennium Center general manager, was photographed on a piece of land that is now occupied by a performing arts center that is rapidly nearing completion.
The June 1, 2013 edition of the News & Neighbor contained a story about the dedication of the Science Hill Veterans Memorial. Rep. Phil Roe was there for the opening along with Jenny Brock, a Science Hill graduate who sat on the City Commission at the time before going on to become mayor of Johnson City. The memorial was completed without any fundraising as all materials and labor were donated by area businesses and individuals.