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Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office urges Christmas Tree fire safety

 

Tennessee State Fire MarshalNashville, TN – The Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office is reminding Tennesseans with natural, fresh-cut Christmas trees in their homes to take care to keep them in water because of the fire risk posed when they are allowed to dry out.

“Properly maintaining a cut Christmas tree’s moisture content of more than 100 percent by keeping it in water significantly reduces the chance that its needles will dry out and pose a fire hazard,” State Fire Marshal and Commerce & Insurance Commissioner Julie Mix McPeak says.

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Clarksville Downtown Merchants sponsoring Open House Saturday November 2nd

 

Historic Downtown ClarksvilleClarksville, TN -  The businesses in Historic Downtown Clarksville invite you to their Annual Downtown Open House event this Saturday, November 2nd, during regular business hours.  The retail businesses are gearing-up for the holiday season and hope you will be among those who have pledged to “shop local” this year.  Most businesses will be participating with special events, refreshments and door prizes.

Rogate’s Boutique will be hosting its first ever Waxing Poetic Trunk Show.  Samples of their sterling charms and chains will be available.  With a $50.00 purchase of Waxing Poetic merchandise, you will be registered to win a beautiful sterling necklace, valued at $249.00.  In addition, all costume jewelry (excludes Waxing Poetic) will be 20% off during open house.

Downtown Clarksville

Downtown Clarksville Tennessee

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Winter Market this Friday, November 1st at Smith Trahern Mansion

 

UT Extension OfficeClarksville, TN – It is going to be cooler and not supposed to be raining. That is good because we are moving outside for this Friday November 1st only.

Come shop the vendors, especially our fall vegetables were glorious last week and most everyone plans to be back Friday. «Read the rest of this article»

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Dunbar Cave State Park Recycling Your Christmas Trees

 

Clarksville, TN – The staff and Friends of Dunbar Cave State Park are asking for your family to drop off your Christmas tree so it can be recycled into mulch for the parks trails.

Please drop off your tree, free of all decorations and tinsel, at the park’s parking lot anytime between now and 11:00am, January 5th. «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office urges fire safety for Christmas trees

 

Videos show hazards posed by the holiday fixture if left to dry out

Tennessee State Fire MarshalNashville, TN – The Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office is reminding Tennesseans with natural, fresh-cut Christmas trees in their homes to take care to keep them in water, because of the fire risk posed when they are allowed to dry out.

“The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) reports that there is an estimated annual average of 230 home structure fires that begin with Christmas trees,” State Fire Marshal and Commerce & Insurance Commissioner Julie Mix McPeak says. “Properly maintaining a cut Christmas tree’s moisture content of more than 100 percent by keeping it in water significantly reduces the chance that its needles will dry out and pose a fire hazard.”

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Tennessee Department of Agriculture says Local Foods from Local Folks Make Great Gifts for Loved Ones and Local Businesses

 

Pick Tennessee ProductsNashville, TN – Shoppers who seek out local fare for gifts and their own holiday celebrations are part of a growing national movement to patronize small businesses.

One popular resource for Tennesseans is www.picktnproducts.org , a site maintained by the Tennessee Department of Agriculture as a free service to help consumers connect with local farmers and makers of farm-related products. «Read the rest of this article»

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Custom House Museum December 2012 Exhibits and Activities

 

The Customs House Museum and Cultural CenterClarksville, TN – The Customs House Museum and Cultural Center is located in historic downtown Clarksville, Tennessee. Come explore an entire city block featuring large gallery spaces filled with fine art, science and history.

In the month of December, the Museum will feature The Passion of Kitty Harvill, Denton Ridge: Mountains to Coasts, Main Street: A Vintage Holiday, Family Fun Day: Discovering Christmas Past and so much more.

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Tennessee Department of Agriculture reports Summer Drought did not decimate Tennessee’s Christmas Tree Crop

 

Nashville, TN – Most customers who visit local Christmas tree farms in the coming weeks won’t notice, but growers without irrigation this summer saw significant losses in seedlings planted over the 2011-12 fall and winter.

According to Kyle Holmberg, marketing specialist with the Tennessee Department of Agriculture, some growers reported new seedling losses up to 80 percent. Losses of mature trees ran between 10 and 20 percent in areas subjected to significant drought combined with excessive heat.

Ripshin Tree Farm in East Tennessee.

Ripshin Tree Farm in East Tennessee.

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Protecting Your Pet During the Holiday Season

 

Dr. Lorie Huston Discusses Potential Household Risks for Pets During the Holidays

GreeniesNashville, TN - The GREENIES® Brand has partnered with veterinarian Dr. Lorie Huston, author of the Pet Health Care Gazette and veterinary expert for petMD’s The Daily Vet, to share insights about the health hazards pet owners may not be aware of for pets during the holidays and tips on how to protect against them.

Holiday Havoc—The holidays can be a stressful time for pets. In many households, the holidays bring frequent visitors and major changes in the daily routine. As such, it’s important to provide pets with a private area of their own. This should be a room or area of the home where guests are not allowed. «Read the rest of this article»

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Support Local Christmas Tree Farms this Season

 

Think Local, Buy Local, Live Local! (Ad One Advertising)Clarksville, TN – This Christmas season do the planet a favor and select a natural Christmas tree from a local tree farm. Christmas tree farms grow a completely renewable and recyclable resource which contains no petroleum products and leaves a very small carbon footprint.

According to Tennessee Department of Agriculture’s Pick Tennessee Products, natural Christmas trees can be found close to home, just waiting to be transported from the farm to your living room.

While they’re growing, natural Christmas trees absorb carbon dioxide and other gases and emit fresh oxygen. Christmas trees are often grown on soil that doesn’t support other crops, and their root systems serve to stabilize soil, protect area water quality and provide refuge for wildlife.

A Christmas Tree Farm

A Christmas Tree Farm

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