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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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Keith Urban Pulls the Ripcord and Drops New Album on Music City with Free Concert in Nashville

 

Ripcord - Keith UrbanNashville, TN – Nashvillian, Australian and Grammy-Award winning musician Keith Urban played a free concert to a large hometown crowd on Monday, May 9th, 2016.

Thousands of Music City fans packed the plaza of the Bridgestone Arena and the closed off section of Broadway to watch the singer/songwriter/guitarist pull the string on his latest album called Ripcord.

Keith Urban plays a free show in Nashville on May 9th, 2016. (Richard J. Lynch)

Keith Urban plays a free show in Nashville on May 9th, 2016. (Richard J. Lynch)

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Hilltop Super Market’s Dwayne Byard Memorial BBQ Cook Off was held Saturday, May 7th

 

Hilltop SupermarketClarksville, TN – Saturday, May 7th, was a great day for the Dwayne Byard Memorial BBQ Cook Off held at Hilltop Super Market. It was warm with a cool wind. Great weather for the event.

The smell of rich, sweet smoke was in the air. The aroma of grilling meat set your mouth to watering.

The cook off was held in honor of Dwayne Byard who past away last year. Proceeds from the event are going towards a scholarship fund for Dwayne’s grandchildren.

Brian Morrison with Big B's BBQ won Grand Champion at the Dwayne Byard Memorial BBQ Cook Off that was held at Hilltop Super Market, Saturday.

Brian Morrison with Big B’s BBQ won Grand Champion at the Dwayne Byard Memorial BBQ Cook Off that was held at Hilltop Super Market, Saturday.

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Rivers and Spires’ Quilts of the Cumberland winners for 2016

 

Rivers and Spires FestivalClarksville, TN – Rivers and Spires held their annual Quilts of the Cumberland Quilt show on April 14th-16th at the Madison Street United Methodist Church. The show displayed a variety of quilts from traditional to one of a kind art quilts by local artists. The event was free and open to the public.

The quilts showed just how talented artists are in the area. They were simply beautiful. The event had juried exhibitions and non-juried exhibitions as well.

Vicky McCarty won Best of Show at the 2016 Quilts of the Cumberland Show with her entry "Jack’s Chain ".

Vicky McCarty won Best of Show at the 2016 Quilts of the Cumberland Show with her entry “Jack’s Chain “.

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Rivers and Spires Festival Sets New Attendance Record this year

 

Clarksville Rivers and Spires FestivalClarksville, TN – The 2016 Rivers and Spires Festival shattered previous attendance records, bringing over 49,000 people into downtown Clarksville over the April 14th-16th weekend. This year’s event was the largest Rivers and Spires to date with the 2010 Festival previously holding the record at 42,073 when the Charlie Daniels Band performed.

“The Festival definitely did what it was supposed to do; bring people downtown, promote the community and offer free family entertainment for all ages. We are very pleased with how the event went this year,” said Theresa Harrington, Executive Director of Visit Clarksville.

2016 Rivers and Spires Festival was the biggest one yet.

2016 Rivers and Spires Festival was the biggest one yet.

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Beauty Abounds with Ballet Folklorico Viva Panama at Rivers and Spires

 

Clarksville Rivers and Spires FestivalClarksville, TN – What’s beautiful about Ballet Folklorico Viva Panama? Everything. First, you see the many colors in the gorgeous costumes of the dancers. The beauty of the women and men who are dancing delights your eyes. The music is filled with happiness and joy. Just sit back and watch.

At least, that’s what was on tap at Rivers and Spires 2016 on Saturday. Vicky Schuler, mother of Mildred Verona, the leader of Ballet Folklorico Viva Panama, spent two months in Panama this past year gathering materials and beaded hair adornments for the elaborate costumes of the female dancers.

The Ballet Folklorico Viva Panama performed on the Third and Main Stage at this year's Rivers and Spires Festival.

The Ballet Folklorico Viva Panama performed on the Third and Main Stage at this year’s Rivers and Spires Festival.

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Fun Times at Rivers and Spires Festival

 

Clarksville Rivers and Spires FestivalClarksville, TN – What’s not to like about a free festival in the streets and venues of downtown Clarksville? Rivers and Spires Festival 2016 was all that and more with something for everyone.

You could eat everything from funnel cakes to corn dogs to fried Snickers at the street vendors’ wagons. You could hear all kinds of music from children’s choirs to rock bands. You could watch dancing from places like Hawaii and Panama or see youngsters just learning to dress up and boogie!

Country music artist Kellie Pickler closed out the 2016 Rivers and Spires Festival.

Country music artist Kellie Pickler closed out the 2016 Rivers and Spires Festival.

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