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Pick Tennessee Products Names Its Best Local Products For 2016

 

The Tennessee Department of AgricultureNashville, TN – Six Tennessee food makers claimed winning titles at the 2016 Pick Tennessee Products tradeshow held in Nashville during the recent Tennessee Grocers & Convenience Store Association’s Food Expo. The products, all produced in Tennessee and part of the Pick Tennessee Products program, were judged on originality, taste and packaging.

Javaneh Hemmat’s “Hummus Chick” won first place, dubbed the “Pick of Tennessee.”  Hummus Chick is a Nashville based company built around freshly made varieties of hummus packaged for retail and wholesale markets.

Javaneh Hemmat’s “Hummus Chick”

Javaneh Hemmat’s “Hummus Chick”

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Montgomery County Health Department encourages Healthy Eating at Clarksville Downtown Market

 

Clarksville Downtown MarketClarksville, TN – On Saturday, June 18th, Clarksville Parks and Recreation held a Health and Fitness Day at the Clarksville Downtown Market. The Montgomery County Health Department had a booth and were giving out samples and the recipe for Citrusy Pico De Galio.

“A couple of times a year, Parks and Recreation invites us to come down to the Downtown Market and encourage healthy eating habits,” said Montgomery County Public Health Director Joey Smith.

The booth was so busy that they ran out of tortilla chips and had to go out for more.

Montgomery County Health Educator Megan Carroll was at the Clarksville Downtown Market this past Saturday handing out samples of freshly made Citrusy Pico De Galio.

Montgomery County Health Educator Megan Carroll was at the Clarksville Downtown Market this past Saturday handing out samples of freshly made Citrusy Pico De Galio.

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Grace Among the Leavings Debuts at the Roxy Regional Theatre

 

Clarskville's Roxy Regional TheatreClarksville, TN – Local author Beverly Fisher was present in theotherspace at the Roxy Regional Theater on Monday, June 20th, as her novella “Grace Among the Leavings” turned dramatic presentation debuted in Clarksville.

Based on Fisher’s family research and Civil War gleanings, “Grace Among The Leavings” tells the story of eleven-year-old Grace Meadows and her family’s hard times in the wake of war.

It features Ava DoVanne, a rising seventh grader, in the starring role. As Grace, DoVanne showed her command of the script and the stage in her performance.

“Grace Among the Leavings” at the Roxy Regional Theatre.

“Grace Among the Leavings” at the Roxy Regional Theatre.

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TWRA held their annual Youth Fishing Rodeo in Clarksville, Saturday

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRAClarksville, TN – Despite hot weather, 215 kids descended on the Liberty Park Saturday, June 11th for the annual Youth Fishing Rodeo held by the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) in partnership with the Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department. The event gives the youth of Clarksville an opportunity to enjoy a day of free fishing.

“Today is our annual free fishing day here with the Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department. This is our 14th year of coming out and offering this event for kids 16 years and younger,” stated TWRA officer Jereme Odom.

The annual TWRA Youth Fishing Rodeo was held Saturday at the Liberty Park Pond.

The annual TWRA Youth Fishing Rodeo was held Saturday at the Liberty Park Pond.

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Clarksville Writers’ Conference Speakers Again Are Tops

 

Clarksville Writers ConferenceClarksville, TN – From comic book contributors to best-selling romance writers to illustrators and more, the writers at this year’s Clarksville Writers’ Conference, sponsored by the Clarksville-Montgomery County Arts and Heritage Development Council, was again not only informative but full of essential hints that lead would-be-writers to success.

A heavy emphasis on self-publication was a new feature for conference goers. Many of the authors were either Clarksville or Middle Tennessee natives, including the keynote speaker Jim Squires or Crockett White, a Nashville native and author of West End among several other books.

Michel Stone presenting "Pursuing Your Passon: One Novelist's Advice on Staying the Course" at the 2016 Clarksville Writer's Conference.

Michel Stone presenting “Pursuing Your Passon: One Novelist’s Advice on Staying the Course” at the 2016 Clarksville Writer’s Conference.

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Summer Must Read: Crossing the Deadline by Dr. Michael Shoulders

 

Clarksville Book ReviewClarksville, TN – Clarksville resident, Dr. Michael Shoulders, has written Crossing the Deadline: Stephen’s Journey through the Civil War (Sleeping Bear Press) just in time for a must have summer read. With palatable feeling for the young 13-year-old Stephen Gaston, a Centerville, Indiana native who joins the Union Army to become a bugler for Colonel Eli Lilly.

Stephen’s older brother has already been killed in the Civil War and Stephen feels compelled to do his part. Little does he know that a long term in prison and a stint as a passenger on the Sultana await him.

Crossing the Deadline by Dr. Michael Shoulders

Crossing the Deadline by Dr. Michael Shoulders

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Applications still available for Clarksville Garden of Hope Community Garden

 

Clarksville Garden of Hope Community GardenClarksville, TN – Garden of Hope in Clarksville, TN is still accepting applications for plots at both locations. There is still time to plant.

The mission of the program is to grow and distribute fresh produce to local food banks and help feed hungry people in our community. Giving gardens like the Garden of Hope provides local residents opportunities to make a difference and connect to the environment.

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Clarksville Parks and Recreation announces Swimming Pools to open this Saturday, May 28th

 

Clarksville Parks and Recreation DepartmentClarksville, TN –  Clarksville Parks and Recreation is excited to open Beachaven, Swan Lake and New Providence pools on Saturday, May 28th for the summer season.

Pool passes are on sale now, and swim lesson and aquatic programming registration is currently underway!

Swimming Pools open Saturday, May 28th.

Swimming Pools open Saturday, May 28th.

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Clarksville Police Department hosted 5k Run/Walk for C.O.P.S. Saturday

 

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – On Saturday, May 14th, 2016, the Clarksville Police Department held a 5k Run/Walk to raise money for C.O.P.S. (Concerns of Police Survivors). The event was held at the Clarksville Police Department Headquarters located at 135 Commerce Street. The entry fee was $25.00.

“Today we had a 5k community participation event. I wanted the community and the police department to meet up with each other and have a nice event on a beautiful day,” said CPD Captain Scott Thornton.

Clarksville Police Department's 2nd annual 5k Run/Walk for C.O.P.S.

Clarksville Police Department’s 2nd annual 5k Run/Walk for C.O.P.S.

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Clarksville Garden of Hope Community Garden Now Accepting Applications

 

Clarksville Garden of Hope Community GardenClarksville, TN – Vegetables aren’t the only things that grow in the Garden of Hope in Clarksville. Hope grows there too.

The mission of the program is to grow and distribute fresh produce to local food banks and help feed hungry people in our community. Giving gardens like the Garden of Hope provides local residents opportunities to make a difference and connect to the environment.

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