Kristen Skovira, NewsChannel 5

Kristen Skovira

NewsChannel 5

Denver, CO, United States

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Past articles by Kristen:

Looking for a Nashville stay-cation? Now you can rent 'Sulfur Ridge,' Tennessee's luxury treehouse

Looking for a stay-cation? Or an Airbnb like nothing else in Nashville? The owners of Sulfur Ridge want you to unplug and just - listen. → Read More

The Natural Fiber Extravaganza returning to Middle Tennessee

'The Natural Fiber Extravaganza' is returning to Middle Tennessee this weekend → Read More

Blind piano instructor is the newest addition at Nashville Music Academy

The 25-year-old Belmont graduate is ready to teach students advanced jazz and commercial piano, including pop and of course -- country. → Read More

Red Panda 'Dr. Lily' no longer single; Male panda sent to Nashville from the Binghamton Zoo

This red panda is known as Dr. Lily and up until recently, she's been a single female. Now, she's got company. A two-year-old male named Rowan was sent to the Nashville Zoo from the Binghamton Zoo in New York. → Read More

East Nashville's Dive Motel & Swim Club set to open this summer

The weather is heating-up and so is the development around Dickerson Pike. Now, on the east side of Nashville, on what used to be the old Dixie Highway, sits a local dive. → Read More

Tennessee non-profit Blue Monarch has developed a (granola) recipe for recovery

Often times, escaping abuse and addiction takes a team. "Blue Monarch" has developed a recipe for recovery. The long-term residential recovery program is set on 50-acres in Monteagle, Tennessee. → Read More

High Garden Tea in East Nashville provides plant potions, tea, kombucha and herbs

Leah and her husband, Joel, run High Garden in East Nashville, where the walls are filled with her friends. → Read More

Homeless Nashville artist creates original leather-work, accessories and designs

With his leather backpack, satchel and shoes, Ean Greer makes his way around the city, wearing clothing and accessories he makes -- by hand. → Read More

Students have turned the Nashville Zoo into a virtual scavenger hunt

This year's project is an augmented reality map that takes zoo guests on a quest. Visitors can match more than 30 animals with their signs. → Read More

Nashville's 'BODE' is a group-friendly travel alternative

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Travel trends are changing. More and more guests are traveling in groups and looking for unique stays. Now there's Bode, Nashville's group-friendly travel alternative. It's not a typical hotel lobby. There's no designated-seating, no ornate decorations. Instead, it's fire-pits and swings, rocking chairs and ping-pong tables. There's a lounge and cafe -- even a place to… → Read More

NewsChannel 5 partners with Red Cross for blood drive

This season, the Red Cross is banding together with local businesses and community organizations looking for missing letters A, B, and O. → Read More

Franklin funeral home using therapy dog 'Mac' to ease difficult days

Saying goodbye to a dear friend - or family member - is never easy. A Franklin funeral home is using a therapy dog to ease difficult days. → Read More

The Great Smoky Mountains attracts synchronized fireflies and people who love them

For a couple of weeks, once the weather warms up, the area near Jake's Creek and Little River Trail attracts fireflies and the people who love them. → Read More

Tenn. Wildlife Federation says litter is such a problem we don't notice it anymore, asks for photos

Litter is a big problem in Tennessee. So big, the Wildlife Federation says most of us don't even notice it anymore. Now, there's a new campaign that wants us to send snapshots. → Read More

Man starts letter writing campaign to encourage his sister-in-law battling cancer

Dealing with a cancer diagnosis can make anyone feel alone. Now, it's one man's mission to #SENDSOMELOVE. → Read More

Nurse opens farmers market on St. Thomas Midtown hospital grounds, encourages heart healthy eating

Eating heart healthy starts by eating fresh! One St. Thomas nurse is bringing produce directly to patients. → Read More

Clothing line, 'The Mirror Project' created with positive self-talk in mind

It's easy to get down in a world so focused on image and perfection. Now there's a Nashville a clothing line, The Mirror Project, created with positive self-talk in mind. → Read More

Historic church now one of East Nashville's newest boutique hotels

A historic church is now one of East Nashville's newest boutique hotels. The Russell is a space ready for saints and sinners alike. → Read More

Nashville author writes children's book to challenge gender norms, promote confidence

Name-calling, even bullying can start early. Hannah Carmona Dias says the idea for her children's book came out of a conversation. → Read More

Imagine Recordings is taking the mystery out of a world once reserved for industry insiders

Nashville's "Imagine Recordings" is taking the mystery out of a world -- once reserved for industry insiders and artists. → Read More