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Clarksville’s Dunbar Cave State Park plays host to Cooling at the Cave

 

Dunbar Cave State Park - Clarksville TNClarksville, TN – Another successful Cooling at the Cave was held Saturday July 26th.  As in the old days, everyone gathered around the cave’s entrance to listen to the music and to let the constant cool breeze blowing from the mouth of the cave cool them off. Before air conditioning, locals gathered at the cave to cool off and have fellowship with others.

The entertainment this year was again provided by the extremely popular Cumberland Wind Jazz Project. They played big band music from the 1930?s to 1960?s. Several events goers took to the dance floor and enjoyed themselves greatly.

Cumberland Winds Jazz Project

Cumberland Winds Jazz Project

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Cooling at the Cave draws largest crowd to date

 

Dunbar Cave State Park's Cooling at the Cave in Clarksville, TN Clarksville, TN – On Saturday, July 27th, the Friends of Dunbar Cave held their Sixth Annual Cooling at the Cave event at Dunbar Cave State Natural Area from 3:00pm until 5:00pm. All ages were welcome and admission was free. It was estimated that between 250 and 300 people came out to the event.

“This is probably the best attended Cooling at the Cave so far,” stated Lionel Senseney, President of Friends of Dunbar Cave. “The weather was just beautiful today.”

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Fort Campbell soldier Sgt. 1st Class Matthew Loheide received Silver Star in Ceremony on Friday

 

Bill Larson, Master Sgt. Pete Mayes, Laura Boyd, and Fred Holly contributed to this piece.

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – It was June 27th 2010 and elements of the 1st Brigade Combat Team of the 101st Airborne Division were in Afghanistan participating in Operation Strong Eagle. Among these were 2nd Platoon  HHC of the 2/327th Infantry Regiment.

Their mission was to clear the Ghaki Valley working in conjunction with Explosive Ordinance Disposal Teams (EOD), Route Clearance, Civil Affairs, the Afghan National Army (ANA), Afghan Border Police (ABP), and the Afghan National Police (ANP).

A info graphic from the Stars and Stripes on Operation Strong Eagle

A info graphic from the Stars and Stripes on Operation Strong Eagle

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Clarksville Police Officers bring a Merry Christmas to 210 Children and their Families

 

Bill Larson and Officer Jim Knoll of the Clarksville Police Department contributed to this story.

Clarksville Police DepartmentClarksville, TN – On December 15th, 2012, the Clarksville Department in conjunction with the Clarksville Police Union and Fraternal Order of Police made the holidays much brighter for 210 local children by sponsoring the children to a holiday shopping spree at one of the three area, Walmart Supercenter’s.  The Police Union and Fraternal Order of Police spent over $20,000 to ensure these kids would have a Christmas to remember.

“In these tough economic times when we have so many parents being laid off or losing their jobs as companies downsize; for some of these children, this will be their only Christmas,” said Tyler Barrett,  President of the Clarksville Police Union.  “We reached out to these families and try to assist them and make sure that their children are able to have the Christmas they deserve.”

A Clarksville Police officer helps a young shopper keep a running talley of her purchases (Jim Knoll/Clarksville Police Department)

A Clarksville Police officer helps a young shopper keep a running talley of her purchases (Jim Knoll/Clarksville Police Department)

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The Wags to Witches Fur Ball Bash had another howlingly successful year

 

Clarksville, TNWags to Witches Fur Ball BashThe Clarksville-Montgomery County Humane Society transformed the Riverview Inn Ballroom on October 20th into a ghoulish place, but one with an important purpose. It was to serve as the site of the 6th Annual Wags to Witches Fur Ball Bash. The fund raising event drew 150 people many of them in costume to help raise money to help fund the operations of the local chapter of the Humane Society for another year.

Nearly $13,000 was raised. $3,616 of that was through the Mr & Miss Wags to Witches Pet Photo Contest, and another $4,000 through the live and silent auctions. six local companies sponsored tables for their employees and guests. “This event could not happen without the support of local businesses and individuals who donate items for our auctions, as well others who donating their services to help support the event such as advertising, linens, photography, and the free beer.” said Humane Society President Stacey Hopwood.

Some of the great costumes at the 2012 Wags to Witches Fur Ball Bash

Some of the great costumes at the 2012 Wags to Witches Fur Ball Bash

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Clarksville’s Native American Cultural Circle to hold 15th Annual Intertribal Powwow at Port Royal this weekend

 

Clarksville, TN – The Native Cultural Circle (NCC) of Clarksville will be holding their 15th annual Intertribal Powwow on October 13th and 14th; the festivities begin around 9:00am on Saturday, and 10:00am on Sunday. The Grand Entry that officially opens each day begins around Noon. Come out and take part in a two day celebration of Native American Culture and traditions. «Read the rest of this article»

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Gala Civil War Ball Benefits Fort Defiance

 

Friends of Fort DefianceClarksville, TN – Ladies in antebellum gowns featuring hoop skirts, frills and ruffles danced with gentlemen dressed in blue and gray uniforms. Sounds of the hammered dulcimer, fiddles and guitar accompanied the authentic dances of the Civil War era as the band, Red River Breeze played lilting reels and other music of the times.

Sponsored by the Friends of Fort Defiance, the annual Civil War Ball was held at the Emmanuel Center, 303 Fairview Lane, in Clarksville from 6:00pm to 10:00pm Saturday, January 14th. It was sponsored in part by the Clarksville Montgomery County Civil War Sesquicentennial Committee.

The Grand March

The Grand March

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“From the Sideline” to debut on WJZM 1400 AM on Monday

 

WJZM, 1400AM Radio StationClarksville, TN – A brand new sports-talk show, focusing on Clarksville area sports is set to debut Monday afternoon, exclusively on WJZM 1400 AM, and WJZM.COM.  “From the Sideline” with James Horne and Wade Neely will air weekdays, 3:00pm-6:00pm on Clarksville’s only news-talk-sports radio station, part of the new Clarksville Sports Network.

“We saw a great opportunity to provide Clarksville with the most extensive coverage of area sports with the Clarksville Sports Network” said Hank Bonecutter, president of Cumberland Radio Partners, and owner of WJZM. “We will have a daily talk show, a new website, at www.clarksvillesportsnetwork.com, photos, videos and more in 2012. James and Wade, along with photo-journalist Cidnie Brewington will have non-stop coverage of the Clarksville/Fort Campbell sports scene” said Bonecutter.”

The Talent behind the Clarksville Sports Network; Wade Neely, Cidnie Sydney-Brewington, and James D. Horne

The Talent behind the Clarksville Sports Network; Wade Neely, Cidnie Sydney-Brewington, and James D. Horne

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Come out and experience another culture right in your back yard with the NCC Powwow

 

Clarksville, TN – The Native Cultural Circle (NCC) of Clarksville will be holding their 14th annual Intertribal Powwow on October 9th and 10th; the festivities begin around 9:00am on Saturday, and 10:00am on Sunday. The Grand Entry that officially opens each day begins around Noon. Come out and take part in a two day celebration of Native American Culture and traditions. «Read the rest of this article»

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A Year In The Life Of Mag’s Coffee Shop

 

Written by Ken Bradford

Back in January 2010, somewhere in the middle of chasing dolphins and tromping through alligators in the Florida Keys, the idea of opening a “coffee shop” was born.

Everyone seemed to like the idea, so Maggie and Ashley started working on the color scheme for the shop and arrived at dark brown, golden yellow and turquoise. Ken began thinking of business names and working on the logo design for the business. «Read the rest of this article»

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