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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 , 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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Land Between the Lakes announces Winter Eagle Viewing Trips


Land Between the LakesGolden Pond, KY – Bundle up in your favorite sweater, come outdoors, and experience the enchanting sights on a bald eagle viewing trip, presented again at Land Between The Lakes (LBL) National Recreation Area. Van trips and river cruises will be offered.

Several opportunities are available to participate in eagle viewing trips during January and February. LBL guides take visitors to the best wildlife viewing hot spots on the 170,000-acre National Recreation Area. «Read the rest of this article»

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Thanksgiving’s History

The First Thanksgiving 1621

The First Thanksgiving 1621

Throughout history, people have given thanks for many reasons. Thanks is given often in joyful celebration and sometimes in solemn, even prayerful, ceremony.

The United States, over hundreds of years, has come to observe a national holiday for giving thanks.

It is a time to celebrate family and friends, the arrival of crisp fall weather, the turning of the leaves, football, turkey, cornbread dressing and pumpkin pie. «Read the rest of this article»

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Is it Dressing or Stuffing?


Martha White®Nashville, TN – No matter what you call it, dressing or stuffing is a revered holiday tradition all over the country.

“What you call it and whether it’s made with bread or cornbread is probably dictated by family tradition and where you grew up,” said the Martha White® baking expert Linda Carman. “Southerners generally call the famous accompaniment dressing, not stuffing, and prefer to make it with cornbread and bake it in a pan alongside the turkey.”

Sausage Cornbread Dressing with Apples and Pecans

Sausage Cornbread Dressing with Apples and Pecans

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Thanksgiving Day Dinner to be served at some Local Restuarants


Thanksgiving DinnerClarksville, TN – On Thanksgiving Day, most of us will be gathering with friends and family members to enjoy the traditional holiday meal together. For those who do not wish to cook, the options are somewhat limited as most of the restaurants in town will be closed.

The following sit down restaurants are going to be open on Thanksgiving Day: «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee State Fire Marshal asks Thanksgiving cooks to be aware of Turkey Fryers’ risks


Fires, burns make them perilous for the home

Tennessee State Fire MarshalNashville, TN – Outdoor, gas-fueled fryers cook up juicy turkeys in a fraction of the time it takes to roast one in an indoor oven. However, the State Fire Marshal’s Office is joining the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) in discouraging the residential use of outdoor gas-fueled turkey fryers because they pose an enormous risk for injury.

“Outdoor fryers heat gallons of cooking oil to very high temperatures to cook the turkey. The risk of this oil being spilled is significant, and the resulting injuries can be severe,” State Fire Marshal and Commerce & Insurance Commissioner Julie Mix McPeak says.

Oil splatters out of a fryer, causing a burst of smoke and flames that can easily burn a house, or even worse, an adult or child.

Oil splatters out of a fryer, causing a burst of smoke and flames that can easily burn a house, or even worse, an adult or child.

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Enjoy Thanksgiving without raising risks of Diabetes


Tennessee Department of Health Shares Healthy Holiday Cooking, Eating Tips

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – If your Thanksgiving plans include lifting weights for 10 hours or going for a seven-hour run after dinner, enjoy your meal without worries. That’s how much activity it takes to burn the 4,000 calories many will consume as they work their way through turkey with all the trimmings.

But if you plan to linger around the table and take a nap or spend time on the sofa after eating, your future might hold glucose meters and insulin injections, both part of life for Tennessee’s growing number of individuals with diabetes. While blood sugar testing and shots may not seem too difficult to handle, blindness, kidney failure and loss of limbs are the serious consequences for some who develop diabetes. «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennesse Governor Bill Haslam and Senator Lamar Alexander Name Rocky Fork as Proposed Site for Tennessee’s 55th State Park


Tennessee State Parks 75th AnniversaryErwin, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam, U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander and Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation Commissioner Bob Martineau joined members of the Tennessee General Assembly, local elected officials and members of the community for a special ceremony announcing the future conveyance of more than 2,000 acres in the Rocky Fork area of Unicoi County, that will eventually become Tennessee’s 55th state park.

The property is part of the 10,000-acre tract acquired by The Conservation Fund and U.S. Forest Service in 2008, and will be conveyed to the state of Tennessee in the coming months.

Rocky Fork to be Tennessee's 55th State Park.

Rocky Fork to be Tennessee’s 55th State Park.

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Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency says Deer Archery Hunting Season to open September 22nd


Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – Tennessee’s 2012 deer archery-only season opens statewide on Saturday, September 22nd. The archery season dates in all three of the state’s deer hunting units are the same. The dates are September 22nd-October 26th and October 29th-November 2nd.

The antlerless deer bag limits by units are four in Units A and B deer management areas and three per day in Unit L areas. The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Commission approved the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency’s proposal to increase the antlerless archery season bag limit in Unit B to four deer per season at its 2012-13 seasons setting meeting in May. «Read the rest of this article»

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Land Between The Lakes 2012-2013 Archery Season


Land Between the LakesGolden Pond, KY – The Kentucky portion of Land Between The Lakes (LBL) National Recreation Area archery deer season opened Saturday, September 1st, 2012, and runs through Monday, January 21st, 2013. The only exception is for quota hunt days and the day immediately before each quota hunt.

The quota hunt days for the Kentucky portion are October 27th-28th and November 17th-18th. The archery season for the Tennessee portion is September 22nd to January 6th. The quota hunt days for the Tennessee portion are October 20th-21st, November 9th-10th, and November 24th-25th. «Read the rest of this article»


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