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USDA gives safety tips for Barbecue and Food

 

USDA - U.S. Department of AgricultureWashington, D.C. – Cooking outdoors was once only a summer activity shared with family and friends. Now more than half of Americans say they are cooking outdoors year round.

So whether the snow is blowing or the sun is shining brightly, it’s important to follow food safety guidelines to prevent harmful bacteria from multiplying and causing foodborne illness.

Use these simple guidelines for grilling food safely.

Outdoor cooking.

Outdoor cooking.

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Come out to Land Between the Lakes to Recharge with Nature, History, and the Universe

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLOffice of Land Between the Lakes, KY/TN – Land Between the Lakes’ 2015 summer lineup of Special Events has something for everyone.

Visitors are encouraged to bring cameras, binoculars, and picnic lunches. Stop by the gateway communities for food and supplies. For a complete program schedule, go to www.landbetweenthelakes.us/calendar/

Canoeing at Land Between the Lakes. (LBL)

Canoeing at Land Between the Lakes. (LBL)

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U.S. Department of Agriculture Offers Summer Food Safety Tips in Advance of Memorial Day

 

Warmer temperatures call for extra attention to food safety when cooking and eating outdoors

USDA - U.S. Department of AgricultureWashington, D.C. – Memorial Day weekend marks the unofficial start to summer, and many Americans will celebrate with cookouts, camping, road trips and other activities that involve food.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is reminding families to take extra care not to let foodborne bacteria, which grows more quickly in hot weather, ruin the fun.

Outdoor Grilling

Outdoor Grilling

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Land Between the Lakes to hold Children’s Day on the Farm at The Homeplace

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLOffice of Land Between the Lakes, KY/TNChildren’s Day on the Farm is Saturday, May 30th, at The Homeplace 1850’s Farm in Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area. From 1:00pm-4:00pm, children can step back-in-time and do farm chores typical for children in the 1850s.

Homeplace admission is $5.00 ages 13 and up, $3.00 ages 5-12, and free for ages 4 and under.

Children's Day at Land Between the Lakes' The Homeplace -- activities included laundry chores, gardening, and a general store. (LBL Homeplace Staff)

Children’s Day at Land Between the Lakes’ The Homeplace — activities included laundry chores, gardening, and a general store. (LBL Homeplace Staff)

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Shortleaf Pine Planting at Land Between The Lakes

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLOffice of Land Between the Lakes, KY/TN – Land Between The Lakes has planted approximately 29,000 Shortleaf pine seedlings on 42 acres near Demumbers Bay.

Hardwood trees and Loblolly pines in this area sustained heavy damage during the 2009 ice storm and other wind events. Non-native Loblolly pines were removed from the area and replaced with native Shortleaf pines.

Shortleaf pines recently planted near Demumbers Bay area. (Yvonne Helton)

Shortleaf pines recently planted near Demumbers Bay area. (Yvonne Helton)

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Land Between the Lakes’ Golden Pond Planetarium and Observatory Summer Evening Shows and Star Parties

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLOffice of Land Between the Lakes, KY/TN – Summer Evening Planetarium Shows begin May 30th with Firefall at Golden Pond Planetarium followed by a Star Party.

Friends of Land Between The Lakes will present additional 8pm evening planetarium shows and star parties on select Saturdays during June, July, August, and September. Admission is $5.00 ages 13 and up, $3,00 ages 5-12, and free for ages 4 and under.

A child learning how to look through a telescope. (LBL Staff)

A child learning how to look through a telescope. (LBL Staff)

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Clarksville Parks and Recreation’s Summer Youth Program participates in Summer Food Service Program

 

Clarksville Parks and Recreation DepartmentClarksville, TN –  The Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department announces its sponsorship of the 2015 Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) which is administered in Tennessee by the Department of Human Services under an agreement with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).

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Laser Light Music Shows returns to LBL’s Golden Pond Planetarium with Brand New Projector

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLOffice of Land Between the Lakes, KY/TN Laser Light Music Shows at Golden Pond Planetarium begin Saturday, May 23rd, at 5:30pm on a brand new, multimillion color laser projector. People can see laser lights synchronized to popular music fill the 40-foot dome every Tuesday, Friday, and Saturday at 5:30pm and 7:00pm through September 4th.

Additional Saturday shows are at 8:00pm May 23rd, June 6th and 20th, July 18th, and August 1st and 15th. Laser shows continue to be offered Tuesdays and Saturdays at 5:30pm and 7:00pm through October 31st, at Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area. All seats are $7.00.

Golden Pond Planetarium Laser Image

Golden Pond Planetarium Laser Image

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Wildlife Celebration at Land Between The Lakes’ Woodlands Nature Station

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLOffice of Land Between the Lakes, KY/TN – The Wildlife Celebration at Woodlands Nature Station will be held Memorial Day Weekend, Saturday-Monday, May 23rd-25th. Visit with Smokey Bear, gobble with turkeys, and have up-close encounters with native wildlife in the Nature Station’s backyard at Land Between The Lakes.

All programs are included with Nature Station admission.

Red Wolf mom and her pup at LBL. (Brooke Gilley)

Red Wolf mom and her pup at LBL. (Brooke Gilley)

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38th Annual Special Populations Fishing Tournament to be Held at LBL’s Honker Lake

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLOffice of Land Between the Lakes, KY/TN – Kentucky Lake Bass Club and the Knights of Columbus of Aurora will sponsor the 38th Annual Special Populations Fishing Tournament on Saturday, May 16th.

This tournament develops the fishing skills of children and adults who are physically or mentally challenged. Land Between The Lakes hosts the tournament at Honker Lake, off Forest Service Road 135 near Woodlands Nature Station.

Fishing at Land Between the Lakes. (LBL Photo)

Fishing at Land Between the Lakes. (LBL Photo)

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