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Update: Downtown Commons Winter Ice Rink to Open Wednesday

 

Downtown Commons Ice RinkMontgomery County, TN – Downtown Commons Winter Ice Rink opening night was delayed due to rain. On Wednesday, November 27th, the rink will open at 10:00am. $5.00 Specials will be running on Thanksgiving Day and Black Friday and sessions start at 4:00pm both days.

The ice rink will be open through January 20th, 2020. Regular operating hours will be Thursdays and Fridays from 4:00pm to 9:30pm, Saturdays from 10:00am to 9:30pm, and Sundays from 2:00pm to 9:30pm. Hours will vary on holidays, during school breaks, and special events. Ice Skates are provided.

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Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic Helps Make Marriage Work for Military Families

 

Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at CenterstoneClarksville, TN – In a time when nearly half of all marriages end in divorce, the Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at Centerstone is using technology to help couples realize their happily ever afters.

Therapists at the Cohen Clinic, located at 775 Weatherly Drive in Clarksville, recently made it easier to nurture these relationships by breaking down the time and geography barriers to care by offering its first marriage workshop live online.

Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at Centerstone

Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at Centerstone

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Dodging the Roadkill: Traveling Solo

 

Dodging the Roadkill - A Biker's JourneyClarksville, TN – When I bought my first motorcycle, the first trip I took was to Texas.  I have close friends who live in San Marcos, and I wanted to make sure my first trip was to visit them.  It was one of the most exciting trips I’ve ever been on.  I never thought twice about going it alone.

I’ve traveled all of my life.  As a young military brat, travel was just part of the deal.  I flew from Okinawa to the states in 1969, leaving my family behind to attend a military academy.  It was no big deal, but the world was a different place back then.

When I returned home from Texas, I got numerous calls and texts from friends who told me how proud they were that I did that.  Several made it out to be a really big deal, but I didn’t think anything about it.

Hank Motorcycling in the Mountains.

Hank Motorcycling in the Mountains.

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Dodging the Roadkill: The People I Meet

 

Dodging the Roadkill - A Biker's JourneyClarksville, TN – The one recurring theme that runs through this blog is the people I meet.  Since the first time I threw my legs over a motorcycle, people came into my life that I would have never met without it. 

My recent trip to Texas was no different.

We started with 7 motorcycles and 8 people.  From the starting point, I immediately met two veterans who were joining us.  Once we reached our destination, I met two more, and our “group” was set.

I’ve been blessed to ride with, and become friends with, first responders, veterans, mothers, sisters, and businessmen. They don’t want anything from me.  They just want to ride.   

Meeting People on the Road

Meeting People on the Road

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Dodging the Roadkill: Chronic Pain and Riding Motorcycles

 

Dodging the Roadkill - A Biker's JourneyClarksville, TN – Chronic pain affects millions of people.  Normal everyday people.  By no fault of our own, and the older we get, stuff just breaks down, or wears out. 

I’ve had two hip replacements, two wrist surgeries, and I deal with rheumatoid arthritis.  I didn’t ask for it, but that’s where I am in my ripe old age.  With titanium in my hips and my joints affected by the arthritis, it can get uncomfortable.

I don’t complain about it because there are MANY people who struggle with more serious issues, even life threatening illnesses and I’m blessed to be relatively healthy at this stage of my life.

But chronic pain is just that.  It’s a PAIN.  

Chronic Pain.

Chronic Pain.

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APSU Director of Athletics Gerald Harrison donates 100 free tickets to Federal Employees

 

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Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University (APSU) director of athletics Gerald Harrison has announced a donation of 100 general admission tickets to the Governors upcoming Ohio Valley Conference basketball doubleheaders against Tennessee State (Thursday, January 24th) and Belmont (Saturday, January 26th).

During each home game this season, the APSU athletics department has provided 100 free general admission tickets to military personnel and their families. This week, Harrison’s donation will provide an additional 100 free general admission tickets for federal government employees and military personnel.

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Nashville Sounds’ first homestand begins Tuesday at First Tennessee Park

 

Nashville SoundsNashville, TN – The Nashville Sounds Baseball Club returns to First Tennessee Park for Opening Day and the first homestand of the 2018 season on Tuesday, April 10th.

The fourth season at First Tennessee Park begins with the Sounds welcoming the Triple-A affiliate of the Chicago Cubs, the Iowa Cubs, for a three-game series from April 10th-12th, and the Triple-A affiliate of the Kansas City Royals, the Omaha Storm Chasers, for a four-game set from April 13th-16th.

Opening Day, Two Fireworks Shows, Multiple Giveaways Highlight Homestand. (Nashville Sounds)

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Montgomery County to unveil new Imagination Playground at Downtown Commons on April 21st

 

The CarMax Foundation and KaBOOM! Kick Off “Weeks of Play” to Celebrate Military Families.

Montgomery County Government TennesseeMontgomery County, TN – Montgomery County will host an event for military families to unveil its new Imagination Playground™ on April 21st, 2018. The community will come together to use the new creative play product at the Downtown Commons.

This celebration is one of several events happening across the country during The CarMax Foundation’s “Weeks of Play,” in partnership with KaBOOM!, to make play more accessible to kids of veterans and military families. Events are taking place during this time frame because April is the month of the military child.

New Imagination Playground unveiling ceremony to be held at the Montgomery County Downtown Commons.

New Imagination Playground unveiling ceremony to be held at the Montgomery County Downtown Commons.

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Youth deserve ability to make an informed decision about their future

 

Written by Maj. Gen. Jeffrey Snow
Commanding General for U.S. Army Recruiting Command

U.S. ArmyFort Knox, KY – Unfortunately, the growing divide between the military and society was apparent last week when a teacher’s inaccurate and misinformed statements about the quality of America’s armed forces made national headlines.

As a U.S. Army officer for more than 30 years, I can tell you our nation’s military services are among the most respected organizations in the world, and the individuals who choose to serve deserve the support of our nation’s people.

About 50 percent of young Americans today admit they know little to nothing about our military. As a nation, we are failing them, and we are failing ourselves.

Major General Jeffrey Snow

Major General Jeffrey Snow

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Dodging the Roadkill: It’s A Journey Not A Destination

 

Dodging the Roadkill - A Biker's JourneyClarksville, TN – You see this “meme” all over social media. “Being a biker is a journey, NOT a destination.” Or, “It’s about the ride, not the destination.”

Have you ever wondered just WHAT this journey is? Does it matter?

In my short time as a biker, I’ve discovered that this one theme is the common thread that connects us.

To me, it speaks volumes about how we don’t ever want the “journey” to end. We want to ride forever. We don’t want there to be a “destination” because that implies that the journey is over.

Too deep?

Motorcycle Sunset

Motorcycle Sunset

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