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MCDP to meet for election event planning


The Montgomery Copunty Democratic party will hold their monthly meeting on Tuesday, August 26, at 7 p.m. at the new Democratic party headquarters, 534 Madison Street at 7 p.m. We will be accepting volunteers to staff the headquarters during this election campaign. For more information about the MCDP or to volunteer for the Election 2008 campaign, call headquarters at 931- 552-5523. The office will be staffed full time with the conclusion of the Democratic National Convention.

Duck Stamp exhibit features young artists


An exhibit of Duck Stamp art by area students is now on exhibit at the Custom House Museum in downtown Clarksville.

The exhibit is small, confined to a single wall panel, but features wonderful mixed media drawings and paintings by young artists. The Duck Stamp exhibit is part of a statewide initiative to bring awareness to local wildlife and its ecosystems.

The Duck Stamp exhibit is located on the lower level of the Custom House Museum

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‘Rodin: A Magnificent Obsession’ to be showcased at Nashville’s Frist Center


Rodin's classic tribute to love: The Kiss, from his epic The Gates of Hell.

At the peak of his career, Auguste Rodin was regarded as the greatest sculptor since Michelangelo.

Devotees of classic art are in for a very early holiday gift in September, courtesy of the Frist Center for the Visual Arts, which will showcase a stunning exhibition of the work of Auguste Rodin.

Rodin: A Magnificent Obsession, a collection from the the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Foundation, is the upcoming retrospective of Rodin. Among the 60 pieces in this exhibit are casts of The Thinker (circa 1880) and The Kiss (1881-82), both drawn from his classic The Gates of Hell. The exhibit opens September 12th in Nashville and will run through January 4, 2009.

The body of work by Rodin (1840-1917) “illustrates the artist’s innovative contributions to modern sculpture. This exhibit spans the length of Rodin’s career. He devised his own expressive language, conveying the vitality of the human spirit through a vigorous modeling technique that emphasized his personal response to the subject. «Read the rest of this article»

Heart Healthy Cooking Schools announces fall class schedule

Saint Thomas Heart announces a new season of free heart-healthy cooking schools

NASHVILLE, TN: Saint Thomas Heart has announced the Fall/Early Winter 2008 schedule for the Heart Healthy Cooking School, a series of free cooking demonstrations and tastings.

Registered Dietician Kitty Fawaz, L.D.N., and Executive Chef Julian Osmond will lead the classes, held at Saint Thomas Hospital, Baptist Hospital and various Middle Tennessee locations. This year’s classes will feature Saint

Thomas Heart cardiologists discussing the importance of healthy eating in improving overall cardiac health.

“Our schools are designed to help people make healthy choices while cooking. We believe a proper diet will not only make you feel better, but help you live longer,” said Fawaz. «Read the rest of this article»

Faith sustains us in tough economic times


This year is already marked by financial anxiety in Clarksville, in the United States, and around the world.Global markets are clearly declining in value. As we shop and check out, the total price distresses us; as we fill up with gas (even though that cost is dropping a bit, for now) we are shocked at the cost. As we paid for our gas purchase with our Sam’s Club credit card the price was twice what it was at this time last year.

We are befuddled and and disciplining ourselves on expenditures. We diligently search for ways to reduce our travel. My daughter in Reno is resolved to not use her car one day a week. As we evaluate our financial flight we have a discoerted feeling that this financial problem is not short term, it will not be over in a few months. Our financial nosedive and free fall won’t be over for a year or two. Maybe. «Read the rest of this article»

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