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Clarksville’s Riverfest to feature rising Country Music star ALEE

 

2014 RiverfestClarksville, TN – The 2014 Riverrfest festival will feature the rising Canadian country singer Alee in her first performance in the United States, opening for festival headliner Tracy Lawrence on Saturday, September 6th 2014.

Within the first few tender notes of an Alee concert, it is clear that this rising star is a natural talent. Her powerful voice, undeniable charisma, and pin-drop stage presence combine to create an unforgettable live experience.

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Clarksville Department of Parks and Recreation Hosts 4th Annual Dog People Party

 

Clarksville Parks and RecreationClarksville, TN – The City of Clarksville’s Parks and Recreation Department in conjunction with Alicia’s Complete Holistic Petcare, and Gateway Realty/A+ Property Management hosted the 4th annual Doggie Pool Party at the Swan Lake Pool on Saturday.

The event part of the Fun with Fido program which seeks to give pet owners fun activities they can take part in with their pets.

A dog leaps into Swan Lake pool after a ball tossed by his owner during the Clarksville Department of Parks and Recreation’s Doggie Pool Party.

A dog leaps into Swan Lake pool after a ball tossed by his owner during the Clarksville Department of Parks and Recreation’s Doggie Pool Party.

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Clarksville Parks and Recreation to hold new session of Tai Chi for Arthritis program at Crow Community Center

 

Clarksville Parks and RecreationClarksville, TN – The Crow Community Center, located at 211 Richview Road, will host a new session of Tai Chi this fall!  Tai Chi will take place Wednesdays from 4:00pm to 5:00pm, August 20th through October 8th.

Instructed by Stuart Bonnington, this program is open to adults of any age who may reap the benefits of Tai Chi such as better balance, increased flexibility, and reduced stress.  «Read the rest of this article»

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2014 Mayor’s Summer Night Lights program ends with a scholarship announcement

 

Clarksville Parks and RecreationClarksville, TN – The 2014 Mayor’s Summer Night Lights program concluded on July 30 with a great gift for one lucky person.

Julia Dorsett was awarded a scholarship to attend Real Estate School by Summer Night Lights sponsor, Clarksville Real Estate Education School.

Julia Dorsett after being presented with her Scholarship

Julia Dorsett after being presented with her Scholarship

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Clarksville Department of Parks and Recreation’s 2nd annual Rally on the Cumberland was a big success

 

Clarksville Parks and RecreationClarksville, TN – The City of Clarksville Department of Parks and Recreation held the second annual rally on the Cumberland on Saturday. This canoe and kayak event is a five-mile course which starts at the Clarksville Conservation Club boat dock and ends at Freedom Point in Liberty Park.

“It’s a beautiful day! We’re very happy with the turnout this year,” said Melissa Adkins, the program superintendent for the Clarksville Department of Parks and Recreation. “We have 33 boats with a total of 39 participants who are taking part in the second annual Rally on the Cumberland.”

The second annual Rally on the Cumberland  is underway

The second annual Rally on the Cumberland is underway

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2014 Riverfest Headliner announced at City of Clarksville’s July 3rd Independence Day Celebration

 

2014 RiverfestClarksville, TN – At the City of Clarksville’s July 3rd Independence Day celebration Mayor Kim McMillan gave the surprise announcement that the headliner for the 2014 Riverfest celebration would be country music superstar Tracy Lawrence.

Easily one of the most recognizable voices in Country music with songs such as “Paint Me A Birmingham,” “Time Marches On,” “Alibis,” and “Find Out Who Your Friends Are.” The entertainer has enjoyed twenty-two songs on the Billboard top ten charts with eighteen number one singles, selling over thirteen million albums.

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City of Clarksville opens North Ford Street Mountain Bike Trail Park

 

Clarksville Parks and RecreationClarksville, TN – The City of Clarksville cut the ribbon on the North Ford Street Mountain Bike Trail Park during a short ceremony on Saturday.

The new park consists of a 2.2-mile, advanced-level trail loop designed for experienced mountain bikers. The 2.2 miles is only the beginning as eventually the Park will have miles of trail designated for advanced, intermediate, and novice riders. It is anticipated that another ¾-miles will be open by mid to late August, as trail development continues weekly.

Mark Tummons, the Director of the Clarksville Department of Parks and Recreation took a few minutes to speak with Clarksville Online about the new trails after the ribbon cutting ceremony.

The ribbon was cut by Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan, Clarksville Department of Parks And Recreation Director Mark Tummons, City Councilman Gino Grubbs, Drew Sanford who led the construction, along with members of the COGS Mountain Bike Club who provided volunteer manpower.

The ribbon was cut by Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan, Clarksville Department of Parks And Recreation Director Mark Tummons, City Councilman Gino Grubbs, Drew Sanford who led the construction, along with members of the COGS Mountain Bike Club who provided volunteer manpower.

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Youth DreamChaser’s Olympics

 

LEAP OrganizationClarksville, TN – May 31st, 2014 marked the conclusion of the 2013 – 2014 DreamChasers Program with a Youth Olympics competition between the 4 mentoring sites. This after school program is in its 2nd year and is a partnership between Clarksville Parks and Recreation and the LEAP Organization.

The purpose of this event was to unite youth enrolled in DreamChasers at the LEAP Plaza, Burt Cobb, Kleeman, and Crow Community Centers to participate in a competition that fostered team work and health/wellness while developing pride in their community. The games that the youth competed in were the Water Balloon Relay, Fitness Challenge, Basketball Shoot Out, Scooter Relay, and Rock Wall Climb Relay with the Crow Community Center under the leadership of Site Lead Jacqueline Irons winning 3 of the events to take home 1st Place.

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Clarksville Downtown Market provides fresh produce, handcrafted items to Clarksville residents

 
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Clarksville Downtown MarketClarksville, TN – The Clarksville Downtown Market opened last week to a spectacular reception. The market has been getting bigger and bigger every year since it was founded 6 years ago. It is a one-stop shop for produce, baked goods, as well as an incredible selection of arts and crafts.

“We’ve got 19 new vendors this year,” said Matthew Nixon, an event planning specialist, and the Downtown Market Manager for the City of Clarksville’s Department of Parks and Recreation when he was asked what’s new at the market this year. “We’re doing kids crafts every Saturday now. We got four food trucks which were very proud of. So we’ve got a little bit of new things here and there, and if you look around we have grown a little bit since last year.”

The lower section of the Downtown Market in Historic Downtown Clarksville, Tennessee.

The lower section of the Downtown Market in Historic Downtown Clarksville, Tennessee.

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City of Clarksville held 36th Annual Queen City Road Race on Saturday

 

Clarksville Parks and RecreationClarksville, TN – On Saturday the City of Clarksville’s Department of Parks and Recreation held their 36th Annual Queen City Road Race on the campus of Austin Peay State University.

“The Queen City Road Race was first ran 36 years and is intended to get people out and about, it encourages fitness, and helps to get and keep the participants healthy,” said Queen City Road Race Director Tina Boysha.

Clarksville Resident Terry Tobin as she crossed the finish line at the 2014 Queen City Road Race

Clarksville Resident Terry Tobin as she crossed the finish line at the 2014 Queen City Road Race

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