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Clarksville’s Public Art Trail filled with Murals, Sculptures, Fountains and Flames

 

Visit Clarksville TennesseeClarksville, TN – Clarksville unveiled its 21st public art piece this month. Twelve of the pieces – at least – are in a proximity that’s easily walkable within the city’s downtown core.

Murals, sculptures, fountains, and flames are among the art pieces you’ll see showcased along city streets, urban trails, buildings and throughout the campus of Austin Peay State University, which is adjacent to downtown. Many of the works were designed or created by Clarksville artists.

Frank Sutton sculpture on Franlin Street

Frank Sutton sculpture on Franlin Street

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Gifts that are the Greatest

 

The Greatest GiftClarksville, TN – We should give some serious thought to the process of giving and what it really means to show our love to others during Christmas time.

I suspect that if most of us tried to remember the best gifts we’ve ever received, we’d find that many of them didn’t necessarily cost a great deal of money. Instead they had a lovely share of thoughtfulness behind them.

One of the gifts I received that I’ll never forget was from a blind man who sat for several hours at his tape recorder and taped for me music he believed I’d enjoy and some of his own words about what my friendship for him had meant.

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Greatest Gifts of All

 

Greatest_GiftClarksville, TN – Christmas is the time of year when we should give some serious thought to the process of giving and what it really means to show our love to others.

I suspect that if most of us tried to remember the best gifts we’ve ever received, we’d find that many of them didn’t necessarily cost a great deal of money. Instead they had a lovely share of thoughtfulness behind them.

One of the gifts I received that I’ll never forget was from a blind man who sat for several hours at his tape recorder and taped for me music he believed I’d enjoy and some of his own words about what my friendship for him had meant. Another gift I’ll never forget came from a student and her mother who made a CD of favorite Christmas songs for me. I listen to that CD in my car every Christmas because it has so many classics like Bing Crosby’s “White Christmas” and James Taylor’s “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas.”

Other gifts I’ve received are on a different scale.

Jesus in the Manger

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A Season to Honor Family Traditions

 

The City of Clarksville Tennessee's Christmas TreeSetting aside financial and other concerns as the year-end holiday season arrives can make this one of the most pleasant times of year. For a few days – well, at least for a few hours – focusing on the happiness of family and friends allows us to create the kind of deep-seated happiness that few other events can match.

Rather than an arms-extended touchdown moment, this season can offer a quiet, reflective kind of exhilaration. At least, that’s how it seems to me. This time of year allows me to break away, at least briefly, from the repetitive routines that can dominate so much of the year. «Read the rest of this article»

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The Greatest Gifts of All

 

Greatest_GiftChristmas is the time of year when we should give some serious thought to the process of giving and what it really means to show our love to others.

I suspect that if most of us tried to remember the best gifts we’ve ever received, we’d find that many of them didn’t necessarily cost a great deal of money. Instead they had a lovely share of thoughtfulness behind them.

One of the gifts I received that I’ll never forget was from a blind man who sat for several hours at his tape recorder and taped for me music he believed I’d enjoy and some of his own words about what my friendship for him had meant. Another gift I’ll never forget came from a student and her mother who made a CD of favorite Christmas songs for me. I listen to that CD in my car every Christmas because it has so many classics like Bing Crosby’s “White Christmas” and James Taylor’s “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas.”

Other gifts I’ve received are on a different scale. «Read the rest of this article»

 

Lighthouse Baptist Church to hold first Amigo Fiesta on Friday evening

 

iglesiabautistafarodeluzLighthouse Baptist Church invites you to their first Amgio Fiesta which will be held on Friday on May 1st from 6p.m. to 9p.m. at First Baptist Church Parking lot (435 Madison Street).

There will be lots of food, fun, and music at the Fiesta. The event is children friendly and special children’s activities are also being provided. The event is sponsored by First Baptist Church in Clarksville.

La Iglesia Bautista Faro de Luz, los invita el viernes 1ero de Mayo a las 6:00 p.m. en el estacionamiento de la Iglesia First Baptist a una noche familiar totalmente gratis.  Tendremos comida, actividades para niños y mucha música.  ¡Los esperamos!

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“Like It Was the Last Day” staging finale April 12th

 

Dynamic and reaffirming drama production brings spotlight to Nashville theater circle. Sunday’s presentation will include a cast talkback at the play’s conclusion. An original production by Jeff Obafemi Carr, staged at the Amun Ra Theater, the play is a product of the theater’s own New Playwrights Series and is part of the ART 2009 Step Into the Future Season.

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The “play date…”

 

"Woman getting ready..."

Play dates are funny things.

The morning of, maybe even the night before you set about planning what you will wear. It’s kind of like when you were in high school and were going on a date with a guy, only difference is the debate over what you wear is now a little different.

As a teen you wanted to have it all together, smell nice, hair a certain way, and make- up just perfect.

As a mom on a play date, same thing, only this time you strive to not make it look like you have it all together.

You want to be approachable, right? You don’t want to give the impression that Gucci and pearls are the norm for you. Or maybe that’s just the impression you want to give, and if that’s the case then I think someone needs to tell you

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Opinions are like Belly Buttons…

 

I am finding recently that a lot of opinions are being tossed about. With this being an Election year it seems everyone has something to say. Everyone thinks what they have to say is the truth. Everyone thinks what they have to say is important. So I say to everyone, you are right.

We all have a constitutional right to say what is on our minds. Our country was founded on that belief. However, more and more it seems that what someone has to say is not always welcome. In some cases even its forbidden, or even chastised. Who are we to slap a hand or remove a blog, or delete a comment that someone has posted just because its what they perceive to be as right, whether we agree with it or not!

It’s a delicate time we are living in. You must be careful what you say to someone. You must always be politically correct. You must always be conscious of someone’s feelings. «Read the rest of this article»

 

Efforts underway to improve breastfeeding rates among black women

 

August played host to World Breastfeeding Week during its first seven days. More hospitals are reaching out to new mothers to boost breastfeeding and their babies health.

City of Clarksville July 4th fireworks displayAn April report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta found that African American mothers, who are less likely than white or Latina women to breastfeed, have reversed that trend and are now doing so in impressive numbers. Sixty-five percent of black women have nursed their infants at some point. This compares to a 36 percent rate 14 years ago. Still, only 20 percent of black mothers reach the government’s target goal of exclusively breastfeeding when their infants are six months old. Breastfeeding can help address health problems that plague both African American mothers and infants alike. Breastfeeding is the most natural and beneficial way to strengthen your baby’s immune system and provide the best possible nutrition for yourself, as a mother, and your baby. «Read the rest of this article»

 



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