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Frolic on Franklin now accepting Vendor Applications

 

Frolic on Franklin

Frolic on FranklinClarksville, TN – Applications are now being accepted for booth space at the 13th annual “Frolic on Franklin: A Celebration of the Arts.”

The event will be held on Saturday, September 15th, 2018 from 8:30am to 3:30pm, in the 100-block of Franklin Street in Historic Downtown Clarksville.

Coordinated by the Roxy Regional Theatre, the street event offers 30 vendor spaces where artists can showcase and sell fine arts and hand-crafted items, such as photography, paintings and drawings, pottery, jewelry, glass items, and more.

13th Annual Frolic on Franklin to be held September 15th, 2018.

13th Annual Frolic on Franklin to be held September 15th, 2018.

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Kids catch interest in outdoors, environment at Cheatham Lake Annual Fishing Rodeo

 

Written by Trey Church
Cheatham Lake Conservation Biologist

U.S. Army Corps of EngineersAshland City, TN – Kids caught fish and an interest in the outdoors and environment during the Cheatham Lake Annual Fishing Rodeo.

“The Fishing Rodeo brought about many smiles, healthy competition, education, and memories to last a lifetime,” said Amy Hill, an event participant.

Every child (up to age 15) who signed up for the event received a prize ranging from fishing rods, archery sets, sporting equipment, local gift cards, and tackle boxes. Every participant was also treated to lunch from event sponsors.

This boy and father celebrate catching a fish during the Cheatham Lake Annual Fishing Rodeo in Ashland City, Tennessee, June 16th, 2018. (Trey Church, USACE)

This boy and father celebrate catching a fish during the Cheatham Lake Annual Fishing Rodeo in Ashland City, Tennessee, June 16th, 2018. (Trey Church, USACE)

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TWRA reports Genetic Testing Confirms New Tennessee, Possible World Record Black Crappie

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA)

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) has verified through genetic testing that the crappie caught from a Loudon county pond last month is indeed a black crappie and the new state record.

Lionel “Jam” Ferguson from the East Tennessee community of Philadelphia landed the 5 pounds, 7.68 ounces trophy fish on May 15th, 2018. After a fisheries biologist visually identified the species and weight was verified with certified scales, a small fin clip was sent for genetic testing to confirm that the fish was not a hybrid.

Lionel Ferguson with record setting Black Crappie

Lionel Ferguson with record setting Black Crappie

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Tennessee Department of Agriculture gives “Berry” Good Tips for Fresh Fruit Now, Freezer Fruit Later

 

Tennessee Department of Agriculture

Tennessee Department of AgricultureNashville, TN –  The Tennessee Department of Agriculture says that now through August is prime fruit picking time in Tennessee. Blueberries are already available at many farms and farmers markets, beginning a summer-long parade of fruits. Expect varieties of raspberries, blackberries, and peaches in the coming weeks.

Even apples, which are mostly associated with autumn, have early varieties that will be ready to harvest by mid-August.

Blackberries grown in Tennessee are available at the Montgomery County Farmer's Market or you can pick your own.

Blackberries grown in Tennessee are available at the Montgomery County Farmer’s Market or you can pick your own.

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Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan hosts “Play Ball”

 

City of Clarksville teams up with Major League Baseball, Conference of Mayors

City of Clarksville - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan hosted more than 100 Clarksville youths in the Mayor’s Play Ball program June 22nd, 2018 at Heritage Park as part of her continued support of “Play Ball Summer,” a U.S. Conference of Mayors initiative that promotes baseball and softball as great pathway to an active and healthy lifestyle.

Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan explains how to confidently swing a bat to a participant during the Mayor’s Play Ball event June 22nd at Heritage Park. The Mayor's Play Ball event offered kids ages 5-18 the chance to hit several balls at Heritage Park’s baseball and softball fields.

Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan explains how to confidently swing a bat to a participant during the Mayor’s Play Ball event June 22nd at Heritage Park. The Mayor’s Play Ball event offered kids ages 5-18 the chance to hit several balls at Heritage Park’s baseball and softball fields.

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Downtown @ Sundown brings Live Music to Downtown Clarksville

 

Downtown @ Sundown Concert Series

Downtown at SundownClarksville, TN – Downtown Commons recently hosted the second installment of Downtown @ Sundown, Clarksville’s newest outdoor concert series, with hundreds of people coming out to enjoy live music by country music duo, Trailer Choir.

Trailer Choir features vocalists Marc Fortney and Vinny Hickerson who gained a wide audience in 2007 when they were signed to Toby Keith’s record label, Show Dog Nashville. The band has had a number of their songs make it onto the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts.

Downtown Commons' second concert of the 2018 season featured live music from country music duo Trailer Choir.

Downtown Commons’ second concert of the 2018 season featured live music from country music duo Trailer Choir.

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Clarksville Parks and Recreation, TWRA provides outdoor fun with Youth Fishing Rodeo

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRAClarksville, TN – The Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency partnered once again with Clarksville Parks and Recreation to host its annual Youth Fishing Rodeo at Liberty Park.

TWRA’s Nate Thompson talked about the event and why it’s important to his agency and the community it serves.

“TWRA has been doing this for at least 15 years, that’s longer than I’ve been here,” Thompson said. “This year we have at least 200 kids signed up. Today’s rodeo just gives them that fishing experience, and for many of them, it’s their first time.”

More than 200 kids at this year's TWRA Youth Fishing Rodeo spent Saturday morning fishing and competing for prizes at LIberty Park.

More than 200 kids at this year’s TWRA Youth Fishing Rodeo spent Saturday morning fishing and competing for prizes at LIberty Park.

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Clarksville Parks and Recreation installs upgraded playground equipment at Bel-Aire Park

 

Clarksville Parks and Recreation

Clarksville Parks and Recreation DepartmentClarksville, TN – Clarksville Parks and Recreation reopened Bel-Aire Park, a neighborhood green space on Marie Drive off of Peachers Mill Road, Thursday with new and improved playground equipment.

“When I became Mayor, one thing that was very important to me, was ensuring we had recreational opportunities, parks and other amenities for all children to enjoy,” Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan said.

Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan, joined by more than 50 children and staff from the Kleeman Community Center, cut a ribbon during the ribbon cutting ceremony at Bel-Aire Park June 7th, 2018. The ceremony marked the official reopening of the park, after it received much needed equipment upgrades. Improvements include a new playground that meets the current guidelines under the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan, joined by more than 50 children and staff from the Kleeman Community Center, cut a ribbon during the ribbon cutting ceremony at Bel-Aire Park June 7th, 2018. The ceremony marked the official reopening of the park, after it received much needed equipment upgrades. Improvements include a new playground that meets the current guidelines under the Americans with Disabilities Act.

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The Nightmasters kicked off 2018 Jammin’ in the Alley

 

Jammin’ In The Alley

Jammin in the AlleyClarksville, TN – Music is a year-round business for Ken Jolly and the members of The Nightmasters, but this past Friday another of Clarksville’s favorite concert series’ kicked off. This time, in Strawberry Alley, with Jammin’ in the Alley bringing hundreds of live music fans out for an evening of great entertainment in the heart of downtown.

“We’re excited to have Henry Rives back with us tonight,” Jolly said. “He’ll be sitting in on saxophone, and we are going to just blues/rock it up as usual. We take other people’s stuff, do it our own way, and it just seems to work.”

The Nightmasters opened the 2018 season of Jammin' In The Alley Friday, June 1st.

The Nightmasters opened the 2018 season of Jammin’ In The Alley Friday, June 1st.

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Clarksville-Montgomery County holds 2018 Memorial Day Ceremony

 

Clarksville-Montgomery County annual Memorial Day Ceremony

Memorial DayClarksville, TN – Clarksville-Montgomery County hosted its annual Memorial Day Ceremony at William O. Beach Civic Hall, Monday, with Guest Speaker Major (Ret,) Bill Summers, U.S. Air Force.

Hundreds of people filled the room to honor America’s fallen soldiers, both known and unknown, as local leaders took turns at the podium sharing their thoughts on the meaning of the heroic sacrifice so many have made for this country, and the impact that sacrifice has had on us all.

Clarksville-Montgomery County hosted its annual Memorial Day Ceremony at the William O. Beach Civic Center.

Clarksville-Montgomery County hosted its annual Memorial Day Ceremony at the William O. Beach Civic Center.

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