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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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Clarksville Parks and Recreation Report for March 30th, 2014

 

Clarksville Parks and RecreationClarksville, TN – The weekly Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department Recreation Report provides Clarksvillians with a glimpse at the activities and events that are available from the Parks and Recreation Department for them to enjoy together as a family.

This weeks highlights include: the “Spring Eggstravaganza,”  Hershey Track & Field Program, Archery, Coaches Meeting, and Zumba.

Kids scoop up Easter Eggs at the City of Clarksvile's Spring Eggstravaganza

Kids scoop up Easter Eggs at the City of Clarksvile’s Spring Eggstravaganza

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Can’t Wait for Fresh Local Veggies? You Don’t Have To! Try Local Fresh Frozen

 

Pick TennesseeNashville, TN – Where’s the freshest produce in your grocery store this time of year? Hint: It’s NOT the produce aisle.

You can still find fresh local produce, even when this summer’s homegrown tomatoes and sweet corn are still a couple of months away. Fact is, the “freshest” local produce available now is most likely in the freezer section at your local grocery store. Pictsweet brand fresh frozen produce, located in West Tennessee, is available year round in the frozen foods sections of most grocery stores across the state.

Fresh Vegetables

Fresh Vegetables

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Clarksville’s Customs House Museum and Cultural Center hosting Family Ties exhibit by Sher Fick in the Bruner Gallery

 

Clarksville's Customs House Museum and Cultural CenterClarksville, TN - The Bruner Gallery of the Customs House Museum greets visitors with a series of suspended “straight jackets”. Using vintage fabrics, hospital baby blankets, and a wedding dress as the textiles, these jackets date the phases of a woman’s life.

Surrounding walls at first glance appear to display whimsical pieces of children’s clothes and trinkets housed in floating Petri dishes. The playfulness of objects in Family Ties invites you in but the messages expressed are much deeper, if not much darker.

Two items from the Family Ties exhibit by Sher Fick  currently on display at the Customs House Museum

Two items from the Family Ties exhibit by Sher Fick currently on display at the Customs House Museum

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Volunteer Clarksville & Clarksville Sunset Rotary invites community out to paint a commemorative tile for the Pillars of Hope Memorial Art Project

 
The Pillars of Hope is a commemorative piece of public art to honor and remember those who serve.

The Pillars of Hope is a commemorative piece of public art to honor and remember those who serve.

Hands On ClarksvilleClarksville, TN – The Pillars of Hope is a commemorative piece of public art to honor and remember those who serve. The project began in 2012, a collaborative project of Volunteer Clarksville and Hand on Nashville with support from the Corporation for National and Community Service, and part of the September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance initiative.

The effort was first established to inspire the tradition of engaging in charitable service on 9/11 as an annual and forward-looking tribute to the 9/11 victims, survivors, and those who rose up in service in response to the attacks.

“The Pillars of Hope” memorial art project is meant to help people of all ages express their reactions to the September 11th event and to celebrate the spirit of service and unity. «Read the rest of this article»




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-Area Chamber of Commerce crowns 2014 Miss River Queen & Teen

 

Rivers and Spires FestivalClarksville, TN – Bailey Piercefield has been named Miss River Queen 2014, while Macy Moyer will reign as the new Miss River Teen. The new titleholders were crowned at the pageant held Saturday, March 8th at Austin Peay State University’s Clement Auditorium. They will be moving on to compete at the Miss Tennessee USA and Miss Tennessee Teen USA Pageants.

Runner-up Rachel Warren (left) congratulates Bailey Piercefield (right) as she is named as the 2014 Miss River Queen.

Runner-up Rachel Warren (left) congratulates Bailey Piercefield (right) as she is named as the 2014 Miss River Queen.

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Banker’s To Bowl for Kids’ Sake

 

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Clarksville hosts annual event

Big Brothers, Big Sisters of ClarksvilleClarksville, TN – Clarksville area bankers are challenging each other to raise the most funds to support Big Brothers Big Sisters as it kicks off it’s 31st Annual Bowl for Kids’ Sake this evening, March 4th, 2014 at The Pinnacle Family Entertainment Center. 

Last year the Banker’s Challenge collected over $30,000 for the local charity with ten of Clarksville area banks participating. F&M Bank raised over $6,500 in support of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Clarksville’s mentoring programs. «Read the rest of this article»




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