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Special Loan Program Available To Downtown Property Owners

 

ddplogoClarksville’s Downtown District Partnership has developed a loan program coordinated  through six Clarksville banks  that will make loans available to downtown property owners for exterior building improvements. The Facade Improvement Loan Program was announced on January 22 during the Ten Year Tornado Commemoration breakfast hosted by the DDP, however details of the program were still being finalized at that time.

According to DDP Chairman, Scott Giles, “The Downtown District Partnership has been in discussion with local lenders to get this program up and running and we’re delighted to have great support from our banking community.” The intent of the facade improvement program is to encourage businesses or residential property owners to work with the participating bank of their choice. Each of the six banks has committed to making $500,000 in funds available to loan. These funds are offered to borrowers at favorable rates for qualifying improvements. «Read the rest of this article»

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Night Stalker Association Team Bass Tournament

 

bassThe Night Stalker Association proudly presents the 11th annual Night Stalker Association Team Bass Tournament on Saturday April 18th 2009 at the Paris Landing boat ramp. Registration starts at 4:00 a.m. Money raised in this tournament goes directly into the Night Stalker Association Fund for Children with Terminally Ill Diseases, children of fallen Night Stalkers scholarship fund, and the general scholarship fund. The Cost: $90.00 per team with an optional $10.00 big bass pot per boat. All checks should be made out to the Night Stalker Association. The weigh-in will be conducted by the Montgomery County Bass Club.

Come on out and have a great time and support a great cause! Entry fee includes a BBQ lunch and plenty of beverages!! plus, stick around after the tournament and be included in our raffle. Hundreds of great door prizes will be raffled off! «Read the rest of this article»

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Thursday evening Rivers and Spires kickoff promises incredible weekend

 

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Laying the wreath

Laying of the wreath

Rivers and Spires kicked off today with a wreath laying and symbolic re-lighting of the eternal flame. The flame honors our soldiers serving over seas and lights the path for them to return home. This annual remembrance kicks off three days of food, fun, entertainment, and shopping in historic downtown Clarksville, TN.

The award winning festival is organized by the City of Clarksville, Montgomery County Tennessee, and the Clarksville-Montgomery County Convention & Visitors Bureau, and is co-sponsored by many area businesses. «Read the rest of this article»

 


Trip to Muhammad Ali Center inspires youth

 

Muhammad Ali Center Louisville KentuckyLasting Improvements For Excellence Inc. (LIFE), and its founder Mr. Kenneth Albritton took 29 kids from Lincoln Homes and neighborhoods around the city and, on a field trip to the Muhammad Ali Center in Louisville Kentucky.

Van transportation to the center was provided by Faith Mission Ministries Church Clarksville, Pastors Harold and Gwen Browning. The trip was also made possible by the generous donations and support from Leonard and Michael Tharpe from Brandon Technologies Incorporated, Tennessee State Representative Joe Pitts, the local chapter of the Triple Nickel, Tennessee State Senator Tim Barnes, Terry & Wanda McMoore of the Urban Resource Center, Vision Construction Company, Sergeant Major Sidney Brown, along with several anonymous donors.

In a letter to the parents Mr. Kenneth Albritton reminded them of the accomplishments of Muhammad Ali, and stressed the mission statement of his organization LIFE. «Read the rest of this article»

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Clarksville-Montgomery County School System News

 

northeastbasketballNews about the Clarksville-Montgomery County School system provided by local parent Thea Agnew

The Northeast High School Boys Basketball Team  was recognized last night at the Board of Education meeting.

Congratulations to the Eagles for their accomplishments in basketball this year. The list includes:

  • Season District Champs!
  • Tournament District Champs!
  • 1st Sub State win in school history!
  • 1st State Appearance in school history!
  • Finished top four in state!
  • 27-7 record which was a school record!

We all have a feeling we will hear more from this team in the coming year! «Read the rest of this article»

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Sen. Kyle: ‘Return unused lottery funds to students’

 

Senate Republicans refuse to return $100 million in lottery money to students

jimkyleNASHVILLE – As more Tennessee students are finding that HOPE scholarships don’t go far enough for them to stay in school, Sen. Jim Kyle proposed returning $100 million in lottery funds back to the students.

Republicans on the Senate Education Committee said no and struck the bill down Tuesday on a 5-4 vote along party lines.

“We have some of our best students who’ve worked hard to earn these lottery scholarships, and they can’t afford to stay in school,” Sen. Kyle said. “We have cash in hand to help them out, and the majority says no.”

In 2008, the state Senate voted by a one-vote margin to divert $100 million from scholarships to start an energy-efficiency program for school systems. «Read the rest of this article»

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Hummingbirds spotted!

 
My first hummingbird of the year

My first hummingbird of the year

Hummingbirds are fascinating creatures; you can watch them for hours as they try to dominate your feeders. They seem fearless to everything except each other. You can welcome these hungry travelers by putting out some food for them.  If you maintain your feeders correctly you’ll provide an important source of food and hummers will return year after year to raise their families near your home. I have postponed vacations because the hummers need me to change their food twice a day (four feeders with 2 cups of food in each). I was feeding at least 40 hummingbirds (how can you count them?) and their babies.

I saw my first hummingbird on Monday, April 13 and I told Marilyn and Beth Rachlin about it today. A few hours later Beth said they had put out a feeder and she saw a hummingbird at it. «Read the rest of this article»

 

Experience the World without leaving home; host an exchange student

 

afsEver wonder what you can do to help change the world? Open your home and family to a high school student from another country and help build bridges of intercultural understanding at a time when the world really needs it.

This year more than 2,700 young people from 50 countries will arrive in the U.S. to study at high schools across the country. Enjoying daily family life, meals together, and community activities will make a world of difference to a young visitor who is eager to experience what it’s like to live as a member of a family, school, and community in the U.S.

Host families provide a bed and meals, and the same guidance and support to students as they would to their own son or daughter. Medical insurance is covered by AFS (American Field Service Intercultural Programs). Host families and students receive support from local AFS Volunteers. Single and retired folks in their late 20’s to 70’s, with or without children or grandchildren, make great host families.

Host an AFS Exchange Student and build bridges of intercultural understanding. «Read the rest of this article»

 

Personal observations on Cats at the Roxy Regional Theatre

 

Poster for Cats at the Roxy Regional TheatreThe opening night performance of “CATS” sold out at the Roxy Regional Theatre.  All the pay-what-you-can night hopefuls were disappointed because so many fans paid full price to reserve and get in to this extraordinary show, which will only get better.  Those who wish to see CATS are encouraged to get their tickets early; the show runs Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 7 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., and Saturday, April 18 at 2 p.m. through May 2.

Artistic Director John McDonald opened the show by telling our audience that this production is a “dream come true” for the Roxy. It is a dream unfolding for lucky Clarksvillians who get to enjoy this ambitious live theatre production.  We’ve watched the Roxy take on bolder and more expensive productions like this, giving year after year of continuous shows of quality in our community.  We, the audience, can help them by going to the shows and supporting this artistic endeavor.

The live theatre experience is different each time we go.  Performers make it different; so do the audience. «Read the rest of this article»

 


Governor Identifies 450 Transportation Projects for Funding

 

Projects to be funded through Recovery Act, Bridge Bonding and Traditional Funds

roadworkNASHVILLE– Governor Phil Bredesen yesterday released a final list of projects to be funded with American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds (Recovery Act), proposed bridge bonds and TDOT’s regular funding mechanisms. The three-tiered program represents more than 450 projects statewide touching every county in Tennessee.

“The Recovery Act is fundamentally about creating and retaining jobs during one of the toughest economic times our nation and state have faced since the Great Depression,” said Governor Bredesen. “This three-tiered program represents a record investment in Tennessee’s transportation system. The Recovery Act, along with the bridge bonding and TDOT’s regular program, will put thousands of Tennesseans to work rebuilding and strengthening one of Tennessee’s largest economic drivers, our transportation system.” «Read the rest of this article»

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