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Free Information Book Explaining the Coronavirus to Children

 

Nosy CrowLondonAxel Scheffler has illustrated a digital book for primary school age children, free for anyone to read on screen or print out, about the coronavirus and the measures taken to control it.

Published by award-winning independent children’s book publisher, Nosy Crow, and written by staff within the publishing company, the book has had expert input: Professor Graham Medley of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine acted as a consultant, and the company also had advice from two head teachers and a child psychologist.

Free Information Book Explaining the Coronavirus to Children, Illustrated by Gruffalo Illustrator. (Nosy Crow)

Free Information Book Explaining the Coronavirus to Children, Illustrated by Gruffalo Illustrator. (Nosy Crow)

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Nashville Zoo announces birth of Baby Binturong

 

Nashville ZooNashville, TN – Nashville Zoo is pleased to announce that Lucy, one of our Palawan binturongs, gave birth to a male kit (common name for a baby binturong) on March 13th, 2020. At birth, the kit weighted 279 grams (about 10 ounces) and is currently being raised by the Zoo’s veterinarian team. The public can see a live camera of the newborn daily from 9:00am-4:00pm on the Zoo’s website.

“Lucy has had kits before and has a history of not producing milk for her young,” said Dr. Margarita Woc Colburn, Nashville Zoo Associate Veterinarian. “Because of this, we are hand-raising the kit in one of our Veterinary Center Neonatal Care rooms.”

Palawan Binturong Kit born at the Nashville Zoo. (Kate Johns)

Palawan Binturong Kit born at the Nashville Zoo. (Kate Johns)

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Teddy Bears fill Clarksville-Montgomery County Windows, provide Entertainment

 

City of ClarksvilleClarksville, TN – As people are directed to “shelter at home,” teddy bears are filling the windows of Clarksville-Montgomery County homes and businesses to spread cheer.

Clarksville-Montgomery County Teddy Bear Hunt - #ClarksvilleMoCoBearHunt

Clarksville-Montgomery County Teddy Bear Hunt – #ClarksvilleMoCoBearHunt

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Habitat for Humanity of Montgomery County to benefit from sales of Clarksville Civic Pride Poster

 

The Clarksville housing ministry is offering the unique ‘There’s No Place Like Home’ prints for $25.00 each

Habitat for Humanity of Montgomery County TennesseeClarksville, TN – Habitat for Humanity of Montgomery County, Tennessee (HFHMCTN) is offering a unique custom-designed poster to support low income housing in Clarksville.

The posters, made by Hatch Show Print of Nashville, are $25.00 each (including shipping) and can be purchased online (http://habitatmctn.org/clarkville-habitat-for-humanity-donate/). Orders should include a full name and address for shipping. No pickups at this time. Additional posters are $20.00 each if combined in single shipment.

The Clarksville-themed Hatch Show Prints are available for $25.00 each. All proceeds benefit the home building program through Habitat for Humanity of Montgomery County, Tennessee.

The Clarksville-themed Hatch Show Prints are available for $25.00 each. All proceeds benefit the home building program through Habitat for Humanity of Montgomery County, Tennessee.

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TWRA announces 2020 Tennessee Turkey Season opens Saturday, April 4th

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – The 2020 spring turkey hunting season is set to be open for business in Tennessee beginning Saturday, April 4th, 2020. Turkey hunting is an excellent way to keep social distance, enjoy the outdoors, and take part in a popular activity which has seen tremendous growth in recent years.

The coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak has affected many aspects of normal life. Fortunately for the thousands of Tennesseans who head to the woods each spring in pursuit of the wily gamebird, the season will go on as scheduled through May 17th.

TWRA says 2020 Turkey Season will be Open for Business, April 4th.

TWRA says 2020 Turkey Season will be Open for Business, April 4th.

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Roxy Regional Theatre postpones weekend events due to Coronavirus outbreak

 

Clarskville's Roxy Regional TheatreClarksville, TN – Due to the heightened concern over the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak, the Roxy Regional Theatre is postponing this weekend’s opening of “A Streetcar Named Desire” and their screening of “The Little Mermaid” until next week.

Clarksville Mayor Joe Pitts has strongly recommended postponing the Roxy’s weekend activities for the safety of all concerned, so the Roxy plans to use the weekend to implement heightened disinfection of frequently touched areas of the theatre.

"A Streetcar Name Desire" will now open next Wednesday, March 18th, 2020 at 7:00pm. "A Streetcar Name Desire" stars (Clockwise from top left) Sara Anderson, Adam Zarowski, Emma Jordan and Matthew Combs.

“A Streetcar Name Desire” will now open next Wednesday, March 18th, 2020 at 7:00pm. “A Streetcar Name Desire” stars (Clockwise from top left) Sara Anderson, Adam Zarowski, Emma Jordan and Matthew Combs.

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APSU CECA Announces 2020 Ovation Award winners, final program lineup

 

CECA Advisory BoardClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University (APSU) President Alisa White and the APSU Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts (CECA, or “seek-ah”) invite community members of all ages to the 2020 Ovation Awards, a family-friendly celebration of the arts.

George Mabry Award – Solie Fott

George Mabry Award – Solie Fott

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‘Frozen II’ artist Heather Abels encourages APSU students to follow people who inspire them

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – On Wednesday, February 26th, 2020, the Austin Peay State University Department of Art + Design and the APSU Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts welcomed award-winning senior matte painter and environment designer Heather Abels to campus.

Senior matte painter Heather Abels works at her Clarksville home office.

Senior matte painter Heather Abels works at her Clarksville home office.

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Clarksville Parks and Recreation, Northeast High School ROTC plant trees at Billy Dunlop Park

 

Clarksville Parks and Recreation DepartmentClarksville, TN – Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department staff and 16 Northeast High School ROTC students teamed to plant 25 trees at Billy Dunlop Park.

A matching grant from the State of Tennessee’s Agricultural Enhancement Program paid for the trees, which will serve as a riparian buffer to protect the park’s riverbank from erosion.

The riparian buffer, planted February 15th, 2020 is one piece of a larger improvement project at Billy Dunlop Park that includes renovations to the pavilion and accessible restrooms.

Northeast High ROTC Students volunteer to plant trees along riverbank at Billy Dunlop.

Northeast High ROTC Students volunteer to plant trees along riverbank at Billy Dunlop.

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Latest Collectible Waterfowl Stamp Available Through Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) announces that the Best of Show drawing from the 2019 Tennessee Annual Junior Duck Stamp Art Contest is now a collectible waterfowl stamp.

Orders are being taken for the collectible stamp that is produced annually and sold for conservation education through the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency.

Erica Brock from Lafollette was honored as the 2019 Tennessee Best of Show last spring as announced by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, which hosts the annual contest.

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