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 – The sixth-annual Sportsfest sponsored by Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department was held Saturday, August 20th at the Wilma Rudolph Event Center located within Liberty Park at 1188 Cumberland Drive.
Scores of families attended the display of sports groups’ information and numerous activities outdoors.
From 9:00am to 11:00am and again from 1:00pm to 3:00pm, hummingbirds were banded by Cyndi Routledge, a master bander who has completed the five-year course taught by the Department of the Interior.
Information gathered at the banding is sent to Laurel, Maryland where a huge data base on hummingbirds is located under the auspices of the United States Geological Survey.
Clarksville, TN – The Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday Farmers’ Market at L&N Train Station at 189 Tenth Street in Clarksville features local farmers and fresh produce three times a week. Fresh tomatoes–both red and green– plus black-eyed peas, turnip greens, green beans, pepper–both sweet and hot–and all kinds of other vegetables and fruits abound.
In addition, you can find canned jellies, jams, relishes, sauerkraut, and vegetables and crocheted items. Open 7:00am to 1:00pm, the official name is the L&N Montgomery County Farmers’ Market.
Clarksville, TN – If your marriage has been happy, as ours was for the 23 years we were together, the idea of being a widow is not one you ever want to encounter.
My husband’s health had been deteriorating for 12 years but death was not something we considered an immediate possibility. Life had another scenario in mind so on February 1st, I became a widow.
Although we had discussed what arrangements my husband wanted at his death, I had not fully comprehended what was facing me.
Clarksville, TN – The Friends of Dunbar Cave sponsor Cooling at the Cave, a family event once every year. The event was held Saturday, July 30th. This year’s music was provided by Cumberland Winds Jazz Project, an 18-piece ensemble that was perfect for the venue.
Their cool jazz thrilled a crowd of more than 300—couples, families with small children, people with their well-behaved dogs, and jazz lovers of all ages. With songs like “String of Pearls,” Tuxedo Junction,” “Stardust,” and other favorites, Cumberland Winds enchanted the on-lookers with their finesse and pleasing harmonies.
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.
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