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Clarksville, TN – On Saturday the City of Clarksville held the official lighting of the city’s Christmas tree on public square. Normally the lighting is held in conjunction with the city’s Christmas parade, however with inclement weather forcing the cancellation of the Christmas parade, that was not possible this year.
Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan officiated short ceremony before lighting the city’s tree with Santa and Mrs. Claus.
Clarksville, TN – The City of Clarksville kicked off Christmas on the Cumberland, a Holiday Tradition unique to Clarksville-Montgomery County. The display lights up McGregor Park in historic Downtown Clarksville, and features over one million lights. New for this year includes trees wrapped in brilliant blue lights for an eye catching sight.
Christmas on the Cumberland will be open nightly from 5:00pm-10:00pm, Sunday through Thursday and 5:00pm-11:00pm, Fridays and Saturdays through January 4th, 2014. Admission to the event is free.
Written by Sgt. Brian Smith-Dutton
Fort Knox, KY – The 1st Squadron, 33rd Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team “Rakkasans,” 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), traveled across Kentucky to train at Fort Knox’s cavalry grounds during a two week Field Training Exercise from October 28th to November 7th, 2013 to exercise their cavalry skills as a squadron.
“The purpose of this trip is to build on our core competency of providing reconnaissance expertise for the brigade,” said Lt. Col. Jason Curl, Commander of 1st Squadron, 33rd Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team “Rakkasans,” 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault). “Fort Knox provides an unparalleled capability for both gunnery and mounted maneuver.”
Customs House Museum opens “Becoming Clarksville: Celebrating Legacies of Leadership” in the newly remodeled Clarksville Jaycee’s Heritage Hall
Through the prism of leadership, the exhibit explores the history of Clarksville and Montgomery County, focusing on the stories of individuals who helped shape the city, featuring unique interactive and video elements. Becoming Clarksville also serves as a legacy for the Clarksville Jaycees, remembering its history and contributions to the people of Clarksville.
ilitary service is one of the highest forms of patriotism and with our close proximity to the Fort Campbell Army post Clarksville-Montgomery County is home to a significant veteran population. They are part of the fabric of our community.
A quick glance at a world precipitation map shows that most tropical rain falls in the Northern Hemisphere. The Palmyra Atoll, at 6 degrees north, gets 175 inches of rain a year, while an equal distance on the opposite side of the equator gets only 45 inches. Scientists long believed that this was a quirk of the Earth’s geometry – that the ocean basins tilting diagonally while the planet spins pushed tropical rain bands north of the equator. But a new University of Washington study shows that the pattern arises from ocean currents originating from the poles, thousands of miles away.
The findings, published Oct. 20 in Nature Geoscience, explain a fundamental feature of the planet’s climate, and show that icy waters affect seasonal rains that are crucial for growing crops in such places as Africa’s Sahel region and southern India.
Area Native Americans, community supporters, and dancers from across the nation gathered together to celebrate their heritage. The event is open to the community and several hundred people took part throughout the two-day event.«Read the rest of this article»
Clarksville Community Concert Association kicked off 2013-14 Community Concert Series with a performance by the Toomai Quintet
Clarksville, TN – The Clarksville Community Concert Association (CCCA) held this season opener at the George and Sharon Mabry Concert Hall on Austin Peay State University Friday evening. The concert featured the Toomai String Quintet and what was the first quintet to be featured in a Clarksville community concert series event.
The program was entitled songs without words and featured a selection of choral music played with their five instruments performing the role of the voices. It was sublime. These five performers were able to draw the emotional complexity from the music with apparently effortless ease.
Clarksville, TN – The Roxy regional theaters is currently staging their production of the classic Rodgers and Hammerstein musical South Pacific. This show features an amazing cast without exception, along with the incredible vocal talents of John Boehr and Alicia Kelly.
“South Pacific” is set on an island paradise during World War II and centers on an American nurse Nellie Forbush (Alicia Kelly) stationed on the island who falls in love with a middle-aged French plantation owner Emile de Becque (John Boehr) but struggles to accept his mixed-race children.
Fort Campbell, KY – The never ending cycling of soldiers between the battlefield to the home front and vise versa continued Wednesday evening with the return of the final flight of 259 soldiers from the 1st Brigade Combat Team (Bastogne).6
For the past nine months the 1st Brigade Combat Team had been in the Nangarhar Province of Afghanistan as part of SFAAT Blackhorse which has been working to help prepare the Afghan National Army’s 1st Kandak, 4th brigade, 201st Corps for the upcoming transfer of authority as U. S. Forces prepare to withdraw from that country.
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