Author of Tennessee Literary Luminaries: From Cormac McCarthy to Robert Penn Warren (The History Press, 2013) Sue Freeman Culverhouse has been a freelance writer for the past 36 years. Beginning in 1976, she published magazines articles in Americana, Historic Preservation, American Horticulturist, Flower and Garden, The Albemarle Magazine, and many others. Sue is the winner of two Virginia Press Awards in writing.
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Clarksville, TN – El Toro de Don Jose at 1200 Fort Campbell Boulevard has the best Mexican food I’ve ever eaten. Picture taco shells that are so thin, so crisp, so light that they wrap perfectly around a hefty portion of meat, cheese, and lettuce. Add some sour cream, beans and rice and you have a perfect meal.
One person I know actually ate there eight times in one week at El Toro. Why? Because everything he tried was perfection. According to this faithful customer, the fajitas are great–either steak, chicken or shrimp. He says they are the best in Tennessee and he’s eaten Mexican food from Memphis to Knoxville and no one else can touch them.
Clarksville, TN – Operation Stand Down Tennessee, located at 400 Madison Street next to Habitat for Humanity ReStore, is a military to civilian transition support program for veterans and their families.
By calling 931.896.2184 or walking in, veterans and their families can receive employment services, health service and benefits navigation, counseling services, legal consultations coordination, and housing assistance.
Served areas include Cheatham County, Davidson County, Dickson County, Montgomery County, Robertson County, Rutherford County, Sumner County, Trousdale County, Williamson County and Wilson County.
Clarksville, TN – Snapshotz Photography, located at 1860 Wilma Rudolph Boulevard in LEAP Plaza, features exceptional photography of families, models, homes, groups, students, portraits from individuals to entire sports teams to banquet guests, and commercial photography as well.
Owner Curtis L. Scott, a 22-year Veteran who served in Iraq with four deployments and lasting injuries, began his photography career in fourth grade. “I was taking shots of everything back then, but eventually focused more on portrait photography.”
Clarksville, TN – Granted, most guys do not travel to the Tilted Kilt at 2790B Wilma Rudolph Boulevard in Clarksville initially for the food. If you’ve seen the pictures of the wait staff there, you can’t help but notice that the waitress uniforms are explicitly sexy.
Jessica, our waitress, was a poster girl for Tilted Kilt with terrific service and all the other attributes that make Tilted Kilt a destination you don’t want to miss.
The amazing thing is that once you order anything on the menu, you find out that the food is extremely good.
Clarksville, TN – Wilma Rudolph, Clarksville’s runner extraordinaire, is the inspiration for Pat Zietlow Miller’s The Quickest Kid in Clarksville, a children’s book beautifully illustrated by Frank Morrison. Published in 2016 by Chronicle Books in San Francisco, it is a Junior Library Book selection.
Alta, a poor African American girl, dreams of running with Wilma Rudolph’s three gold medals around her own neck. Her shoes are full of holes that sometimes trip her as she runs, but she remembers that Rudolph was one of 22 children and had polio as a child.
Clarksville, TN – In 2014, the Tennessee Legislature passed a law that cursive writing had to be taught in public schools. The sequence of events leading up to this and the political influences that had caused cursive writing to be almost a lost art reveal the trends not only in education but in society itself.
Cursive writing is also called longhand, script, handwriting, looped writing, joined-up writing, joint writing, or running writing. This style of penmanship handwriting where letters or symbols are conjoined in a flowing manner. The original purpose of this type of writing was to make the process faster.
Clarksville, TN – With Independence Day approaching, if you can read only one book this year, let it be Blood River to Berlin. No, you aren’t going to find it on the best seller list available from a New York publisher. This book is written by your neighbor, Michael Freeland, who lives in Hopkinsville, KY.
Published by Proctor’s Hall Press in Sewanee, Tennessee, Blood River to Berlin: The World War II Journal of an Army Medic is the story of someone who started to school in a one-room schoolhouse in a remote community called “Blood River” in Henry County, Tennessee. He dropped out of high school, went to Detroit to work, and was drafted into the United States Army.
Clarksville, TN – West End by Crockett White, the pseudonym of Jim Squires, is described as “a novel of envy, revenge and dirty money.” According to Squires, a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist, the book relates events that happened to Nashville attorney and entrepreneur Frank Woods, civil rights attorney George Barrett, attorney Cecil Branstetter, civil rights activist and editor of The Nashville Tennessean John Seigenthaler, and John Jay Hooker, former Democratic nominee for Tennessee governor in 1970 and 1998 and a longtime attorney and interesting character in Tennessee politics.
Clarksville, TN – Lunch at Old Chicago Pasta and Pizza at 2815 Wilma Rudolph Boulevard in Clarksville has a menu that should give everyone a favorite selection. Our waiter, Wesley, gave perfect service even as we chose the fantastic buffet that featured several thick crust pizzas, thin crust pizzas plus bread sticks and sauces.
My lemonade was just right as was my lunch partner’s iced tea. Other drink choices included refreshers like red berry sparkle, ginger-pomegranate sparkler, energy drinks, root beer, sodas, juices and a full range of beers, ales, lagers, cocktails and wines.
Clarksville, TN – Written by Ken Davenport, “The Awesome 80’s Prom” at the Roxy Regional Theatre featured a cast that sparkled through the music of the era with not only audience participation throughout but sizzling singing and dancing.
Joe Filippo as Mr. Richard “Dick” Snelgrove, the principal, attempted to keep the boisterous cast in line as Stephanie Stafford as Mrs. Patty Lascalzo (or Mrs. L, the drama teacher) announced irrelevant interruptions such as the Alabama car parked in the wrong spot.
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