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Clarksville’s Riverfest served up great entertainment and fun for everyone

 

Clarksville's Riverfest CelebrationClarksville, TN – On Saturday, September 10th, 2016 the 28th annual Riverfest Celebration wrapped up with all day entertainment, music, games, food and more. Riverfest gives the community a great opportunity to come down to the Cumberland River at McGregor Park and enjoy all the wonderful music with family and friends. Best of all, it’s free.

Saturday got started with the annual Riverfest Regatta at 10:00am at the McGregor Park Boat Ramp. The race consists of boats made out of cardboard or plastic bottles that race down the Cumberland River. This year, nine teams competed in three heats for awards.

Country music singer Brandy Clark at the 2016 Riverfest Festival.

Country music singer Brandy Clark at the 2016 Riverfest Festival.

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Clarksville’s Riverfest Regatta Winners and Awards

 

Clarksville's Riverfest CelebrationClarksville, TN – The Riverfest Regatta, presented by U.S. Bank, is not your typical boat race. The boats racing down the Cumberland River Saturday morning, September 10th were made of cardboard or plastic bottles along with a few other approved materials.

Nine teams competed not only for bragging rights, but trophies were awarded to the first, second, and third place teams in each division.

Clarksville's Riverfest Regatta

Clarksville’s Riverfest Regatta

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28th annual Riverfest to be held this weekend, September 8th-10th, 2016

 

Clarksville's Riverfest CelebrationClarksville, TN – Join the City of Clarksville and Miller Lite along the banks of the Cumberland River at McGregor Park as we celebrate Clarksville’s river heritage at the 28th annual Riverfest Celebration, September 8th-10th, 2016.

This FREE, three-day music and arts festival features three stages of local and nationally-known and diverse entertainers, cultural groups, delicious food, and fun for the entire family.

Come out to Clarksville's Riverfest this weekend.

Come out to Clarksville’s Riverfest this weekend.

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Documentaries Exploring Clarksville’s Past, Present, and Future to be shown at Roxy Regional Theatre

 

Clarksville Arts and Heritage Development CouncilClarksville, TN – The Clarksville/Montgomery County Arts and Heritage Development Council and Roxy Regional Theatre will present during the month of September a series of six videos exploring people and events from Clarksville’s past, present and future.

The series will take place in the Roxy theatre on Sundays and Tuesdays and was made possible by a placemaking grant from the Tennessee Arts Commission. The showings are free and open to the public.

The videos run about 30 minutes and community members are encouraged to join in the discussion afterward exploring Clarksville’s unique character and how to maintain and enhance a strong sense of place in its citizens.

Documentary on the 1863-1890 diary of Clarksvillian Nannie Haskins Williams will be held Sunday, September 4th.

Documentary on the 1863-1890 diary of Clarksvillian Nannie Haskins Williams will be held Sunday, September 4th.

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APSU Graduate Student Megan Hart First Recipient of Robert M. Hatcher Scholarship

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – Megan Hart, a graduate student at Austin Peay State University, is the first recipient of the Robert M. Hatcher Memorial Scholarship.

The $1,000 scholarship is named in honor of Bob Hatcher, who served the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency for 38 years including serving as the Non-Game and Endangered Species Coordinator from 1987 until 2001.

Megan completed her bachelor’s degree in biology in 2015 with a perfect 4.0 grade point average. She is pursuing her master’s degree in biology, focusing on conservation and wildlife biology.

Megan Hart has received the honor of being the first recipient of the Robert M. Memorial Scholarship. To Megan’s right is Mr. Hatcher’s wife, Betty. Also pictured from left are the Hatchers’ daughter, Terri Hatcher Goodwin, TWRA Executive Director Ed Carter, the Hatchers’ son, Jerry, TWRA Bird Conservation Coordinator, David Hanni, Tennessee Wildlife Resources Foundation Executive Director, Julie Schuster, and TWRA Biodiversity Division Chief, Bill Reeves. The presentation was made on the campus of Austin Peay State University in Clarksville.

Megan Hart has received the honor of being the first recipient of the Robert M. Memorial Scholarship. To Megan’s right is Mr. Hatcher’s wife, Betty. Also pictured from left are the Hatchers’ daughter, Terri Hatcher Goodwin, TWRA Executive Director Ed Carter, the Hatchers’ son, Jerry, TWRA Bird Conservation Coordinator, David Hanni, Tennessee Wildlife Resources Foundation Executive Director, Julie Schuster, and TWRA Biodiversity Division Chief, Bill Reeves. The presentation was made on the campus of Austin Peay State University in Clarksville.

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Segway Tour of Nashville Rides and Rolls Through Music City

 

iRide NashvilleNashville, TN – When the Segway Human Transporter – the first self-balancing, electric-powered transportation machine known to man – was introduced to the curious public back in 2001 the device was viewed as a space-age oddity that came packaged with big promises.

Emerging from the mind of genius inventor Dean Kamen proponents of the Segway claimed the product would transform the way people work and live by making urban environments more livable by providing a solution to short-distance travel. Jeff Bezos founder of Amazon.com predicted that “cities will be built around this device”.

Paul Freeman, Rich Lynch and the Batman Building in Nashville.

Paul Freeman, Rich Lynch and the Batman Building in Nashville.

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Riverfest Regatta now accepting registrations

 

Clarksville's Riverfest CelebrationClarksville, TN – Join us for the Tenth Annual Riverfest Regatta, presented by US Bank, as part of the Riverfest celebration at McGregor Park on Saturday, September 10th. Participants can enter as an individual or as a team for a chance to win awards!

This boat race is not like any ordinary boat race. Participants will compete in their boats made of cardboard, plastic bottles, or a few other approved materials. There will be several divisions all racing down the 100-yard long course on the Cumberland River.  To find out the complete list of materials, visit the Festival website at www.clarksvilleriverfest.com

Clarksville's Riverfest Regatta.

Clarksville’s Riverfest Regatta.

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Rally on the Cumberland provides fun on the water with competitive spirit

 

Clarksville Parks and Recreation's Rally on the CumberlandClarksville, TN – Thrilling, loved it, great event, are just some of the words participants of Saturday’s Rally on the Cumberland Canoe and Kayak Race used to describe the event. Everyone crossing the finish line had smiles on their faces and seemed to really enjoy their ride down the Cumberland River.

“We have about 32 participates this year. It is a 5 mile canoe/kayak race from the Montgomery County Conservation Club down to Freedom Point in Liberty Park,” stated Clarksville Parks and Recreation Program Superintendent Melissa Adkins. “It’s a great way to get people outdoors and to let them see the wonderful waterways that we have here in this county. It’s a great event.”

4th annual Rally on the Cumberland was held Saturday, July 16th.

4th annual Rally on the Cumberland was held Saturday, July 16th.

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Clarksville moves forward with Plans for Pat Head Summitt Plaza at Freedom Point

 

City of Clarksville - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – Civic leaders gathered Thursday to announce a major step toward the goal of honoring Pat Head Summitt, hometown hero and legendary University of Tennessee women’s basketball coach, with a statue and interpretative display along the Cumberland River in Clarksville.

Coach Summitt died June 28th from Alzheimer’s disease, five years after a diagnosis of early onset dementia forced her to retire from her legendary UT coaching career, during which her teams won a record 1,098 games and eight NCAA national titles.

Clarksville Leaders Unveil Plans for Pat Head Summitt Plaza at Freedom Point Thursday morning, July 14th.

Clarksville Leaders Unveil Plans for Pat Head Summitt Plaza at Freedom Point Thursday morning, July 14th.

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TWRA Reports Two Boating-Related Fatalities Over July 4th Holiday Weekend

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency reported there were two-boating related fatalities over the July 4th holiday weekend. The separate incidents involved victims following off a boat.

The first fatal incident occurred on the Cumberland River in Clarksville when a 59-year old Goodlettsville resident fell overboard Sunday night when he was apparently trying to pull up his anchor on a pontoon boat.

Two fatal boating accidents occured over the July 4th holiday weekend.

Two fatal boating accidents occured over the July 4th holiday weekend.

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