Clarksville, TN Online: News, Opinion, Arts & Entertainment.


Topic: Santa Claus

NASA looks back at Apollo 8 spending Christmas at the Moon

 

NASA

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationWashington, D.C. – Christmas Eve, 1968. As one of the most turbulent, tragic years in American history drew to a close, millions around the world were watching and listening as the Apollo 8 astronauts – Frank Borman, Jim Lovell and Bill Anders – became the first humans to orbit another world.

As their command module floated above the lunar surface, the astronauts beamed back images of the moon and Earth and took turns reading from the book of Genesis, closing with a wish for everyone “on the good Earth.”

The famous 'Earthrise' photo from Apollo 8, the first manned mission to the moon. The crew entered lunar orbit on Christmas Eve, Dec. 24, 1968. That evening, the astronauts held a live broadcast, showing pictures of the Earth and moon as seen from their spacecraft. (NASA)

The famous ‘Earthrise’ photo from Apollo 8, the first manned mission to the moon. The crew entered lunar orbit on Christmas Eve, Dec. 24, 1968. That evening, the astronauts held a live broadcast, showing pictures of the Earth and moon as seen from their spacecraft. (NASA)

«Read the rest of this article»

Sections: Technology | No Comments
 

Fort Defiance held annual Christmas in Occupied Clarksville celebration

 

Fort Defiance Interpretive CenterClarksville, TN – On December 15th, 2014 Fort Defiance Interpretive Center held their second annual Christmas in Occupied Clarksville. The allows visitors to the Civil War Fort to experience the holidays as soldiers and civilians would have during the 1860s.

“The public reception to Christmas in Occupied Clarksville as been absolutely overwhelming,” said William Parker, the Historical Interpreter at Fort Defiance. “We are very very very pleased at the turnout, we didn’t expect this many people but by golly we’re glad they came to celebrate the Christmas season with us here at the Fort Defiance Interpretive Center.”

Phyllis Smith from the Friends of Fort defiance talks to the visitors to the Fort Defiance Interpretive Center during Christmas in Occupied Clarksville

Phyllis Smith from the Friends of Fort defiance talks to the visitors to the Fort Defiance Interpretive Center during Christmas in Occupied Clarksville

«Read the rest of this article»

Sections: News | No Comments
 

Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Clarksville Celebrates Christmas

 

Big Brothers, Big Sisters of ClarksvilleClarksville, TN – Big Brothers, Big Sisters held their annual Christmas party for their Littles and Bigs at The Pinnacle Bowling Alley on Saturday December 6th.

When I arrived, Amy Carroll, the executive director of Big Brothers, Big Sisters was busy handing out shoes to the arriving bowlers. She spoke with my between helping the new arrivals, “It got a little hectic because everybody started showing up at the same time, so I just came back here behind the counter and started handing out shoes.” She quipped, “I’m no stranger to bowling alleys.”

Amy Carroll, the executive director of Big Brothers, Big Sisters manning the counter at the Pinnacle Bowling Alley

Amy Carroll, the executive director of Big Brothers, Big Sisters manning the counter at the Pinnacle Bowling Alley

«Read the rest of this article»

 


It’s the Night Before Christmas

 

Written by Clement Moore
Illustrated from Drawings by F.O.C. Darley

A Visit from Saint NicholasTwas the night before Christmas, when all through the house;
Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse;

The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,
In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there;

The children were nestled all snug in their beds,
While visions of sugar-plums danced in their heads;

And mamma in her kerchief, and I in my cap,
Had just settled our brains for a long winter’s nap—

A Visit from Saint Nicholas

A Visit from Saint Nicholas

«Read the rest of this article»

 

NORAD now tracking Santa Claus this Christmas Eve

 

Norad Tracks SantaPeterson Air Force Base, CO – For more than 50 years, NORAD and its predecessor, the Continental Air Defense Command (CONAD) have tracked Santa’s flight.

The tradition began in 1955 after a Colorado Springs-based Sears Roebuck & Co. advertisement misprinted the telephone number for children to call Santa. Instead of reaching Santa, the phone number put kids through to the CONAD Commander-in-Chief’s operations “hotline.”

NORAD tracks Santa «Read the rest of this article»

Sections: News | No Comments
 

Clarksville Parks and Recreation to hold “Christmas in Occupied Clarksville” Sunday, December 14th

 

Clarksville Parks and RecreationClarksville, TN – The Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department invites you to the Fort Defiance Interpretive Center Sunday, December 14th, 2014 from 3:00pm to 6:00pm, to experience the holidays as soldiers and civilians did in the 1860s.

2014 Christmas in Occupied Clarksville «Read the rest of this article»

Sections: Events | No Comments
 

Fort Campbell D.W. Recreation Center Activities for December 2014

 

Fort Campbell's Morale, Welfare and Recreation - MWRFort Campbell, KY – Join MWR’s D.W. Recreation Center for lots of fun activities in December!

As always, you are invited to participate in these recurring events: Play in a 9-Ball Tournament on Monday at 6:00pm; Madden 25 Tournament on Tuesday at 6:00pm; Spades Tournament on Wednesday at 7:00pm; Dominoes Tournament on Thursday at 6:00pm, Table Tennis Tournament on Friday at 7:00pm; and an 8-Ball Tournament on Saturday at 2:00pm. «Read the rest of this article»

Sections: Events | No Comments
 


The North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) Prepares to Track Santa during his Christmas Flight

 

Norad Tracks SantaPeterson Air Force Base, CO – The North American Aerospace Defense Command’s NORAD Tracks Santa website, launched today featuring a mobile version, a holiday countdown, new games and daily activities and more.

The website is available in eight languages: English, French, Spanish, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, and Chinese.

NORAD tracks Santa

«Read the rest of this article»

Sections: News | No Comments
 

Clarksville Parks and Recreation Report for November 30th, 2014

 

Clarksville Parks and RecreationClarksville, TN – The weekly Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department Recreation Report provides Clarksvillians with a glimpse at the activities and events that are available from the Parks and Recreation Department for them to enjoy together as a family.

This weeks highlights include: Water Fitness Classes, Queen City Road Race T-shirt contest for kids and Christmas on the Cumberland.

2014 Christmas on the Cumberland «Read the rest of this article»

Sections: Events | No Comments
 

Clarksville Parks and Recreation reports Santa Claus to visit Indoor Aquatic Center for Swim with Santa

 

Clarksville Parks and RecreationClarksville, TN – This year your child can swim with Santa at the Indoor Aquatic Center! Santa will be visiting the pool, located at 166 Cunningham Lane, on Saturday, December 13th from 2:00pm until 4:00pm.

Swim with Santa

Swim with Santa

«Read the rest of this article»

Sections: Events | No Comments
 


Page 1 of 812345...»

Personal Controls

Archives