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AAA Urges Drivers to Safely Secure Real Christmas Trees

 

AAANashville, TN – This year, more than ever, families are likely eager to bring some holiday cheer to their lives. This could mean shopping (and doing so early) for a real Christmas tree.

However, nothing will make you say “bah humbug” faster than losing the tree you just bought on the drive home and creating hazardous situations for other drivers.  

Real Christmas trees can become dangerous projectiles if not properly secured. (AAA)

Real Christmas trees can become dangerous projectiles if not properly secured. (AAA)

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City of Clarksville offers Christmas Tree Recycling

 

Clarksville Parks and Recreation DepartmentClarksville, TN – Beginning Thursday, December 26th, 2019, the Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department’s Forestry Division, the Clarksville Tree Board, and the Clarksville Department of Electricity (CDE) will offer Clarksville residents fresh-cut Christmas tree recycling at Heritage Park.

Residents can drop off their undecorated, unbagged, fresh-cut Christmas trees during park hours, dawn until dusk, through Sunday, January 12th. Trees can be left in the designated taped off area of Heritage Park’s soccer parking area.

Residents urged to drop off trees at Heritage Park starting December 26th.

Residents urged to drop off trees at Heritage Park starting December 26th.

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National Christmas Tree’s rich History

 

US Capitol Christmas Tree and Other Forerunners to the National (Community) Christmas Tree

US National Park ServiceWashington, D.C. – The first community Christmas celebration in Washington, D.C. was on December 24th, 1913. The Christmas tree and related pageantry occurred on the East Plaza of the US Capitol on Christmas Eve. It was meant as a celebration for all of Washington, rich and poor, young and old, although a special emphasis was placed on the children.1

The forty-five minute program, replete with angel figures in white robes, nativity tableaux, carols, and Boy Scouts waving American flags, was modeled largely on community celebrations in other cities.

The 2012 National Christmas Tree lights up the Ellipse with the south side of the White House visible in the background. (NPS PHOTO)

The 2012 National Christmas Tree lights up the Ellipse with the south side of the White House visible in the background.
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Tennesseans to Remember Fire Safety Ahead of Winter’s Arrival

 

Tennessee State Fire MarshalNashville, TN – With the first day of winter (December 21st) less than two weeks away, the Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office, the Nashville Fire Department, and the National Fire Sprinkler Association are urging Tennesseans to remember fire safety this winter to help reduce home fires.

Representatives from all three groups gathered at the Nashville Fire Department Training Academy in Nashville to demonstrate the dangers of a Christmas tree when not properly maintained and the benefits of a working home fire sprinkler system.

The Tennessee State Fire Marshal's Office joined Nashville Fire and the National Fire Sprinkler Association to raise awareness of the importance of home fire safety and home fire sprinklers during winter on Dec. 11, 2019.

The Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office joined Nashville Fire and the National Fire Sprinkler Association to raise awareness of the importance of home fire safety and home fire sprinklers during winter on Dec. 11, 2019.

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AAA gives Tips for Driving your Christmas Tree Home Safely

 

AAAKnoxville, TN – AAA reports that on average nearly 30 million Americans decorate their homes with live Christmas trees, during the holiday season.

Picking the perfect tree is the fun part, but the process of bringing it home can be dangerous, if not done properly. 

Drivers who do not safely secure their Christmas tree risk damaging their vehicle and injuring others. (AAA)

Drivers who do not safely secure their Christmas tree risk damaging their vehicle and injuring others. (AAA)

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Clarksville City Hall Memorial Tree honors Gold Star Families

 

City of ClarksvilleClarksville, TN – A beautiful Christmas Tree has been raised in the lobby of City Hall to honor Gold Star families in the Clarksville community, and two Gold Star wreaths have been placed on the Eternal Flame monument in nearby Public Square.

Clarksville invites families to place star on tree at City Hall

Clarksville invites families to place star on tree at City Hall

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First Lady Melania Trump receives 2019 White House Christmas Tree

 

The White HouseWashington, D.C. – Christmas came early in Washington Monday, November 25th, 2019, as First Lady Melania Trump kicked off this season’s festivities by receiving the official White House Christmas tree.

Arriving by horse-drawn carriage near the front steps of the White House, the more than 5-meter-tall Douglas Fir will stand tall in the Blue Room, where it will serve as the centerpiece for the White House’s Christmas decorations this December.

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Dodging the Roadkill: Awareness

 

Dodging the Roadkill - A Biker's JourneyClarksville, TN – Bikers spend hundreds and THOUSANDS of dollars making sure they’re seen AND heard.  We realize that it’s important to “stand tall” in traffic because, well, motorists are just TOO DAMNED DISTRACTED!.  It’s a problem that I think is getting worse with no prospects of getting better.

Now, I hate to be so pessimistic, but I’ve put a lot of miles on the road over these last three and a half years, and I see a LOT of strange stuff going on behind the wheel of a car.  It’s frustrating and damn right criminal!

I’ve taken all of the safety courses, I’ve bought all of the gear, and I’m as responsible as it gets, so I’ve done my part. 

May is Motorcycle Awareness Month

May is Motorcycle Awareness Month

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Dodging the Roadkill: Merry Christmas

 

Dodging the Roadkill - A Biker's JourneyClarksville, TN – Well, we’ve reached another Christmas holiday together and I just wanted to wish all of you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

It seems like only yesterday when we were all staring at the Christmas tree and counting our blessings last year, but how quickly time flies, and once again we’re grateful to be here, and thankful for family and friends.

I never expected to make so many new friends through this blog and all while traveling on the back of a motorcycle.  I’ve heard some incredible stories, and learned some valuable lessons from all of you and I thank you!

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Clarksville Parks and Recreation announces City to Offer Christmas tree recycling

 

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Clarksville Parks and Recreation DepartmentClarksville, TN – Beginning Wednesday, December 26th, 2018 the Clarksville Parks and Recreation Forestry Division, the Clarksville Tree Board, and the Clarksville Department of Electricity will offer Clarksville residents fresh-cut Christmas tree recycling at Heritage Park.

Clarksville Parks and Recreation urges residents to drop off trees at Heritage Park starting December 26th for recycling.

Clarksville Parks and Recreation urges residents to drop off trees at Heritage Park starting December 26th for recycling.

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