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About: Bill Larson


    Bill LarsonBill Larson is the Creator and Publisher of Clarksville Online, and works as a network administrator for Compu-Net Enterprises. He is politically and socially active in the community. Bill serves on the board of the Clarksville Community Concert Association, and is a member of the Friends of Dunbar Cave.

    You can reach him via telephone at 931-249-0043 or via the email address below.

    Email: clarksville@clarksvilleonline.com



Bill Larson's Articles:

    What to do when a repairman tries to take advantage of you

     

    Clarksville, TN – I took my lawn mower to a local repair shop, because I had mistakenly left some gas in the tank last year and it went bad. This generally requires that the fuel line and fuel pump or filter be cleaned out.

    The shop I took it to immediately started going on about the carburetor being clogged, and added that it may not be cleanable, clearly forgetting that the reason lawn mowers have a priming bulb is that fuel drains out of the carburetor after sitting for just a few hours.

    This didn’t give me a good vibe, so needless to say I didn’t have them do the repair. «Read the rest of this article»

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    Clarksville held 5th Annual Spring Eggstravaganza at Heritage Park on Saturday

     

    Spring EggstravaganzaClarksville, TN – On Saturday the city of Clarksville held their 5th Annual Spring Eggstravaganza at Heritage Park. Thousands of Clarksville’s children came out to enjoy the Easter one day early. The event featured over 20,000 Easter eggs spread out over eight different egg hunting sessions on the City of Clarksville’s baseball fields.

    “This is our fifth year having the Spring Eggstravaganza at Heritage Park. We have over 20,000 eggs, inflatable’s, petting zoo, and a visit by the Easter Bunny of course. We’re looking to have a great time today,” said Matthew Dixon, Special Events Coordinator for the City of Clarksville’s Department of Parks and Recreation.

    Children gather eggs at the City of Clarksville 2014 Spring Eggstravaganza

    Children gather eggs at the City of Clarksville 2014 Spring Eggstravaganza

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    Fort Defiance played host to a one day Civil War Artifacts Exhibit

     

    Fort Defiance Interpretive CenterClarksville, TN – John and Nikki Walsh have been collecting Civil War antiquities for many years. During that time they have established a museum quality collection of historic Civil War artifacts from throughout the middle Tennessee region.

    On Saturday many of these items came to Clarksville for a one-day exhibit at the Fort defiance visitors center.

    Fort Defiance Civil War Park & Interpretive Center

    Fort Defiance Civil War Park & Interpretive Center

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    Clarksville Department of Parks and Recreation holds third annual Wettest Egg Hunt at Indoor Aquatic Center

     

    Indoor Aquatic Center - New ProvidenceClarksville, TN – The Indoor Aquatic Center once again played host to one of the most popular Easter events in Clarksville, The Wettest Egg Hunts. On Saturday, April 12th, thousands of brightly colored eggs were put into the swimming and wading pools, to await the hundreds of children who would plunge in to seek out a variety of prizes.

    Many of the eggs floated, but some were weighted causing them to sink to the bottom of the pool.

    Children gather eggs from the Pool at the Indoor Aquatic Center during the Wettest Egg Hunt on Saturday

    Children gather eggs from the Pool at the Indoor Aquatic Center during the Wettest Egg Hunt on Saturday

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    Clarksville’s Roxy Regional Theatre’s Les Misérables is a show you should not miss

     

    Roxy Regional TheatreLes Miserables at the RoxyClarksville, TN – the Roxy regional theaters currently staging their production of the Victor Hugo Classic Les Misérables. Called Epic, grand and uplifting, Les Misérables has captured the hearts of audiences around the world with its powerful affirmation of the human spirit. The Musical is running through May 10th.

    Will Sevier stars as the noble Jean Valjean, who has been released after 19 years of unjust imprisonment in pre-revolutionary France, only to find nothing in store for him but mistrust and mistreatment. Breaking his parole in hopes of starting a new life, he initiates a life-long struggle for redemption during which he is relentlessly pursued by police inspector Javert (played by Donald Groves), who refuses to believe criminals can change their ways.

    The Master of the House

    The Master of the House

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    Grégoire Maret Quartet closes out Austin Peay State University’s 53rd Annual Midsouth Jazz Festival

     

    The Clarksville Community Concert AssociationAPSU LogoClarksville, TN – The Clarksville Community Concert Association in conjunction with Austin Peay State University brought the Grégoire Maret Quartet to the Midsouth Jazz Festival on Saturday evening. The Midsouth jazz Festival closes out Clarksville Community Concert Association’s Community Concert Series each year.

    The Grégoire Maret performance at the Midsouth Jazz Festival like all great jazz, seemed to be either a love it or hate it experience; with a sampling of audience members going each way. But as they say it takes different strokes for different folks.

    The Grégoire Maret Quartet performing at Austin Peay State University

    The Grégoire Maret Quartet performing at Austin Peay State University

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    Author Sue Culverhouse Speaks at the Woodward Library Society at APSU

     

    Clarksville, TNThe Woodward Library SocietyOn the first day of spring, the Woodward Library Society held their much delayed Winter Program featuring author Sue Culverhouse, the author of Tennessee Literary Luminaries at the Woodward Library on the campus of Austin Peay State University. The program was originally scheduled to be held in February 2014, but was delayed due to inclement weather.

    Author Sue Culverhouse speaking at the Woodward Library Society's WInter Program

    Author Sue Culverhouse speaking at the Woodward Library Society’s WInter Program

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    Clarksville Community joins to honor Northeast High School teacher Debbie Wilson for 20 years service

     

    Clarksville-Montgomery County School System - CMCSSClarksville, TN – The Clarksville community gathered together at Northeast High School on Saturday to honor Ms. Debbie Wilson for her 20 years of service bringing the arts to students in the Clarksville-Montgomery County School System.

    “It’s an amazing thing when you realize that you done something for 20 years,” said Debbie Wilson shortly before the concert was to begin. “I am humbled that my students and alumni chose to honor me this evening.”

    Debbie Wilson at the Choral Show on Saturday at Northeast High School

    Debbie Wilson at the Choral Show on Saturday at Northeast High School

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    Clarksville’s Icy roads made for dangerous driving

     

    Clarksville, TNCity of Clarksville - Clarksville, TNYou know it’s a bad day to be driving around Clarksville when even the Clarksville Street Department’s snow plow drivers occasionally needed a good Samaritan to come and get them unstuck with the icy roads that plagued our city yesterday.

    As I drove around Austin Peay State University I spotted a Clarksville Street Department backhoe loader driving down Robb Ave. Since I was done at APSU I decided to follow and see what was going on. We didn’t have far to go.

    The Clarksville Street Department's Backhoe Loader heading to Gill Street

    The Clarksville Street Department’s Backhoe Loader heading to Gill Street

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    The Clarksville-Area Chamber of Commerce’s Home and Garden Show Continues Today

     

    Clarksville Chamber of Commerce Home and Garden ShowClarksville, TN – The fifth annual Clarksville-Area Chamber of Commerce Home and Garden Show continues today at the Wilma Rudolph Event Center at Liberty Park (Highway 13/48) from noon through 5:00pm. This year the event is brought to you by Furniture connection.

    Just in time for Spring, this year’s Garden show will boast over 50 vendors who will be there to assist you in planning all your home improvement projects. Whether it be landscaping, painting, education, furniture, or roofing.

    The 2014 Clarksville-Area Chamber of Commerce Home and Garden Show

    The 2014 Clarksville-Area Chamber of Commerce Home and Garden Show

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