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Tennessee Governor’s Early Literacy Foundation Announces 2nd Annual Summer K-3 Book Delivery Program

 

Delivering 500,000 Books Directly to Tennessee Students & Teachers at Home

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – To combat summer learning loss in Tennessee and support student learning in the home, Governor’s Early Literacy Foundation (GELF) today announced the second year of its K-3 Book Delivery program to deliver 500,000 books to teachers and students statewide, including every rising first-grader in Tennessee.

110,000 teachers and students statewide, including every rising first grader, will benefit from the program as part of GELF’s “Stop the Slide!” campaign to combat summer learning loss.

110,000 teachers and students statewide, including every rising first grader, will benefit from the program as part of GELF’s “Stop the Slide!” campaign to combat summer learning loss.

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Turn Off The TV, Get Off The Internet, Read A Book While Self-Isolating During COVID-19 Pandemic

 

The ChristophersNew York, NY – The ratings for TV are soaring and the internet is on the verge of crashing as Americans search for the latest news of the COVID-19 Coronavirus.  Many are also turning to books for a respite and an escape to adventure, history, and inspiration.

Some families have created a new highlight of the day by selecting a reading hour, and grandparents listen in at storytelling time on Facetime, Zoom or Skype.

The Christophers, who every year honor outstanding books, suggest several books for adults and young people to add to their reading lists during this National COVID-19 Coronavirus Crisis.

The Christophers, who every year honor outstanding books, suggest several books for adults and young people to add to their reading lists during this National COVID-19 Coronavirus Crisis.

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Back the Blue with a Book or Two

 

Back the Blue with a Book or TwoClarksville, TN – My name is Brittany Glynn and I am a Publisher’s Representative with EDC Publishing based in Clarksville, TN.

EDC is the home of Usborne Books, 2014’s IPG Children’s Publisher of the year, and Kane-Miller books, an award-winning publisher out of California, and both are recognized as a premier supplier of educational tools and books by schools and libraries all of over the US.

From now through Thursday, July 28th, we are kicking off our Summer Charity Book Drive to help the local police department. Our Clarksville Police officers have currently faced a lot of hardships and we want to show our support to the police officers while helping out children in crisis.

"Back the Blue with a Book or Two" fundraiser to give books and stuffed animals to the Clarksville Police Department.

“Back the Blue with a Book or Two” fundraiser to give books and stuffed animals to the Clarksville Police Department.

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9 year old donates Books to Montgomery County Jail

 

Montgomery County Sheriff's Office - MCSOClarksville, TN – You are never too small to make a difference is an expression Tyler Fugett takes to heart.

The nine-year-old hopes to make a big impact on the inmates in the Montgomery County Jail. He recently donated over 100 books to the jail library.

Fugett has been saving his allowance all summer and with the help of his mother, Rebecca Corkren, traveled to a dozen stores from Clarksville to Nashville to purchase books to donate.

9 year old Tyler Fugett donated over 100 books to the Montgomery County Jail library.

9 year old Tyler Fugett donated over 100 books to the Montgomery County Jail library.

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Nashville Zoo Celebrates Reading in November

 

Discount on Admission Offered for Donated Books

Nashville ZooNashville, TN – During the first two Saturdays in November, guests will have a chance to hear great stories while experiencing the Zoo’s animal habitats. During Nashville Zoo’s annual “Celebrate Reading” event, visitors will follow a story map to hear a different children’s book read to them every half-hour at various stops around the Zoo.

Celebrate Reading runs November 7th and 14th from 10:00am – 3:00pm each day.

The Zoo will offer a $2.00 discount on admission for anyone donating new or “like new” children’s books during the two Celebrate Reading dates.

Nashville Zoo's "Celebrate Reading" event.

Nashville Zoo’s “Celebrate Reading” event.

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You Don’t Want to Miss these Five Authors Books

 

Clarksville, TN – Summer typically provides at least a few more hours for reading, whether it’s during vacation or just because you have more daylight hours for relaxing. Here are some authors I consider worth reading:

1. Karen von Blixen-Finecke (Isak Dinesen). “I had a farm in Africa” in the romantic OUT OF AFRICA (first published in 1937) is one of the most memorable first lines in any book I’ve ever read. These six simple words somehow create an atmosphere of intrigue that extends throughout the book. If you have seen the movie and enjoyed it, you will love the book. «Read the rest of this article»

 

Clarksville’s Tilted Kilt Pub & Eatery’s Collection Drive for Sanctuary Inc. a Hugh Success

 

Tilted KiltClarksville, TN – Mrs. Tennessee Petite America 2014, Crystal Nyhus, hosted at collection drive for Sanctuary, Inc. on Saturday, August 9th, 2014 at Tilted Kilt Pub & Eatery in Clarksville.

Sanctuary, Inc. is a nonprofit agency committed to the provision of preventative and restorative services to victims of sexual assault and domestic violence.

Collection Drive for Sanctuary Inc. at Clarksville's Tilted Kilt Pub & Eatery (photo by  Crystal Mongold Eisenhofer, CEME Photography)

Collection Drive for Sanctuary Inc. at Clarksville’s Tilted Kilt Pub & Eatery (photo by Crystal Mongold Eisenhofer, CEME Photography)

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APSU Phi Kappa Phi chapter awarded literacy grant

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi (PKP)—the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines—recently presented John Blake, Austin Peay State University associate professor of engineering technology, with a 2014 Literacy Grant. Blake, president of APSU’s PKP chapter, is one of 14 recipients nationwide to receive the award.

Austin Peay State Univeristy’s annual G.H.O.S.T. (Great Halloween Options for Safe Trick-or-Treating) event, hosted by the APSU Phi Kappa Phi chapter.

Austin Peay State Univeristy’s annual G.H.O.S.T. (Great Halloween Options for Safe Trick-or-Treating) event, hosted by the APSU Phi Kappa Phi chapter.

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IRS Abuse of Power and Its Economic Impact

 

IRS - Internal Revenue ServiceOver the last couple years, the federal Internal Revenue Service has targeted conservative and “Tea Party” groups for unreasonable degrees of scrutiny.

IRS Commissioner Douglas Shulman, in testimony before Congress, has admitted the targeting was “‘inappropriate’ targeting of conservative political groups during the 2012 election to see if they were violating their tax-exempt status.” ( AP ) Another IRS Commissioner, Steven Miller, who knew about IRS targeting in 2011, was asked to resign, and has. ( TownHall.com ) «Read the rest of this article»

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Resources for Starting or Growing Your Business

 

ResourcesClarksville, TN – Whether your business is new or has been operating for a while, sometimes you need a helping hand. There are many resources available to you, whether you need business counseling services, a capital infusion (e.g., a small business loan, some venture capital, etc.), help applying for government contracts, or just basic resources to learn about aspects of business ownership or management with which you are unfamiliar.

Unfortunately, you may not know where to turn for reliable information about these resources. Let me help you with that. «Read the rest of this article»

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