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Charm and Delight in the Roxy Regional Theatre’s Adaptation of the Engelbert Humperdinck Opera Hansel and Gretel


hanselandgretelLost siblings come across a sumptuous candy house, occupied by an old woman who has her own reasons for fattening up little children, in John McDonald’s enchanting adaptation of the Engelbert Humperdinck opera Hansel and Gretel, playing December 4 through 19 at the Roxy Regional Theatre.

Directed by John McDonald, Hansel and Gretel stars Drew Torkelson as Hansel, Alicia Kelly as Gretel, Brendan Cataldo as Father, Reischa Feuerbacher as Mother and Dr. Thomas King as Rosina Dainty-mouth. Dr. Vicki King provides piano accompaniment. «Read the rest of this article»

Newcomer Orientation scheduled at Fort Campbell


101st Airborne Divison at Fort CampbellFort Campbell agencies will host a newcomer orientation for Soldiers and families Dec. 3 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Family Resource Center, 1501 William C. Lee Road on post.

This interactive family orientation is designed to welcome and inform newly arrived Soldiers and family members by introducing them to various agencies across post. Representatives from Army Community Service; Morale, Welfare, and Recreation; Tricare; schools; Exceptional Family Member Program; housing; Army Family Team Building; Child, Youth, and School Services; Staff Judge Advocate; Family Readiness groups; Red Cross; and many more.

Lunch and a bus tour of the installation are included in the orientation. Childcare will be available.

Fort more information, call 270-798-9516.

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December’s First Thursday ArtWalk


Historic Downtown Clarksville You’re invited to join the merchants of Historic Downtown Clarksville for The monthly Art Walk, on November 5th from 5 – 8 p.m.

The December First Thursday Art Walk is bigger than ever this month with exhibits from over 40 artists in 9 different venues, including the Customs House Museum, and the brand new Austin Peay Downtown Art Gallery.

Come spend an delightful evening with many of the best artists in Clarksville-Montgomery County.

Kendall Welsh from ARTIfacts was kind enough to send us this information about December’s artistic extravaganza. «Read the rest of this article»

101st Airborne Officers to conduct unique professional development


101st Airborne Divison at Fort CampbellFORT CAMPBELL – Leaders of the 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division are set to conduct key leader engagement training in Brentwood, TN, Dec 1.

The purpose of the training is to aid in the professional development of the battalion staff’s ability to assess how a local government functions by engaging its key leaders.

By utilizing the township of Brentwood to replicate conditions in Afghanistan, officers of the 1st battalion will better understand the roles, responsibilities and dynamics of local governments.

The 1st BCT is set to deploy to Afghanistan as part of a normal rotation of forces in Spring 2010.

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Turkey Leftovers? Try This …


turkey-paniniDid you roast a huge turkey for Thanksgiving?  Do you like turkey but get just a little tired of  re-runs?  Here’s a great recipe for leftover turkey. I made Panini last night and my daughter said, “I knew you would be making those …Yay!”  Panini works best with a crusty, sturdy bread but you can use any bread you have on hand. Use your imagination and add ingredients to the Panini that you like. «Read the rest of this article»

The Clarksville Department of Gas and Water’s website is temporarily unavailable


Monday, November 30, 2009

CGWThe Gas and Water website is temporarily unavailable, however the department expects the site to be fully accessible within 24-48 hours.  Customers may pay their bill online at or visit the City of Clarksville home page and click on the Gas and Water link listed under the DEPARTMENTS tab.

The department apologizes for the temporary inconvenience and appreciates your patience and understanding.

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Learn your status to help prevent HIV/AIDS


World AIDS Day is December 1

Tennessee Department of HealthNASHVILLE, TN – The Tennessee Department of Health is collaborating with community partners across the state to call attention to the importance of HIV prevention and treatment through planned activities for World AIDS Day on December 1, 2009. This year’s theme is “Universal Access and Human Rights,” promoting the message that to stop the spread of HIV/AIDS people must know their HIV status, feel empowered to access treatment and know their rights to take action against stigma and discrimination.

“HIV has not gone away. The first step in stopping the spread of HIV/AIDS is to ensure that everyone knows his or her HIV status,” said Veronica Gunn, MD, chief medical officer for the Department of Health. “Everyone who is sexually active needs to learn about and practice effective methods to prevent receiving or transmitting HIV to others.” «Read the rest of this article»

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Govs rally comes up short


apsugovernorsAustin Peay State University’s late-game rally fell short as it dropped a 78-72 non-conference basketball decision to Drake, Saturday night, in Dave Aaron Arena.

It was the home opener for Govs, who fell to 2-4 overall, while Drake recorded its season first road win as it improves to 2-4.

APSU trailed by as much as 13 second-half points and by 10 with 2:16 left. However, APSU cut the lead to two with 1:05 left and had the ball in the final minute but could not complete the comeback, missing a layup and a follow with 41 seconds left.

Anthony Campbell scored a career-high 23 points in APSU's loss to Drake (Robert Smith/The Leaf-Chronicle)

Anthony Campbell scored a career-high 23 points in APSU's loss to Drake (Robert Smith/The Leaf-Chronicle)

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The Clarksville Parks and Rec Report


parksandrec1The Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department’s weekly 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:

  • R&B/Jazz Step Program
  • Zumba
  • Winter Gym
  • Youth Indoor Soccer Program
  • Crow Community Center Closing for Maintenance
  • Downtown for the Holidays
  • Christmas Cookie Bake-off
  • Jingle Bell Jog

The weather may be turning colder, but the Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department is ready to heat up your winter with programs designed to get you moving and keep you active. «Read the rest of this article»

Underground 9 exhibits at the Poston Gallery


talNashville, TN – A rogue group of artists, The Underground 9, present their themed exhibit, Sanctuary, at the Tennessee Art League’s Poston Gallery during the month of December. An opening reception with the artists will take place Saturday, December 5th, as part of the Nashville Gallery Crawl.

Terri Jordan, founder of the Underground 9 says “the group is a gathering of creative spirits who not only want to exhibit their art, but also to give back to the community.” While there is a core group of members, the participating artists in each show will change. The 9 invite a select number of artists from the host city to exhibit with them each time. Jordan states that the unique things about the Underground 9 are that each show will have a central theme and the group donates of a portion of sales to a local cause. For the Nashville show that cause is the Tennessee Art League’s community outreach programs.

Mark's Heaven by Diane Batson-Smith

Mark's Heaven by Diane Batson-Smith

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