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Beauty Abounds with Ballet Folklorico Viva Panama at Rivers and Spires

 

Clarksville Rivers and Spires FestivalClarksville, TN – What’s beautiful about Ballet Folklorico Viva Panama? Everything. First, you see the many colors in the gorgeous costumes of the dancers. The beauty of the women and men who are dancing delights your eyes. The music is filled with happiness and joy. Just sit back and watch.

At least, that’s what was on tap at Rivers and Spires 2016 on Saturday. Vicky Schuler, mother of Mildred Verona, the leader of Ballet Folklorico Viva Panama, spent two months in Panama this past year gathering materials and beaded hair adornments for the elaborate costumes of the female dancers.

The Ballet Folklorico Viva Panama performed on the Third and Main Stage at this year's Rivers and Spires Festival.

The Ballet Folklorico Viva Panama performed on the Third and Main Stage at this year’s Rivers and Spires Festival.

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New Austin Peay State University class combines service learning with study abroad

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – On a cold, overcast morning in November, hundreds of well-dressed shoppers huddled against the wind outside a west London British Red Cross store. In America, this type of establishment is simply referred to as a thrift store, but in England, these shops tend to be a little swankier.

“What we think of as a thrift store is not really the same as their thrift stores,” Tracy Nichols, Austin Peay State University communication instructor, said. “Some of their stores are like upscale, New York boutiques.”

APSU Class Learns by Studying Abroad.

APSU Class Learns by Studying Abroad.

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Tennessee Volunteer Region Red Cross Responds to 932 Disasters in 2013

 

Effort part of overall Red Cross response to 146 large disasters nationwide

American Red CrossClarksville, TN – In a year that had deadly tornadoes, fierce wildfires and destructive floods in many states, the Tennessee Volunteer Region responded to 932 disasters in the region, part of the 146 large disaster relief efforts led by the American Red Cross in 42 states and territories between January 1st and December 1st in 2013.

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IRS Warns Consumers of Possible Scams Relating to Relief of Typhoon Victims

 

Internal Revenue Service - IRSWashington, D.C. – The Internal Revenue Service today issued a consumer alert about possible scams taking place in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan.

On November 8th, 2013, Typhoon Haiyan – known as Yolanda in the Philippines – made landfall in the central Philippines, bringing strong winds and heavy rains that have resulted in flooding, landslides, and widespread damage. «Read the rest of this article»

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APSU’s Hispanic Cultural Center hosting Day of the Dead events October 28th through November 1st

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – The Austin Peay State University Hispanic Cultural Center will host the Govs Cherish and Share: 2013 Day of the Dead/Dia de los Muertos Art Exhibit from October 28th-November 1st in the Morgan University Center’s Third Floor Gallery.

The exhibit is open to the public and part of the University’s observance of Day of the Dead. «Read the rest of this article»

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U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission reports APC Surge Protectors recalled by Schneider Electric Due to Fire Hazard

 

U.S. Consumer Product Safety CommissionWashington, D.C. – Schneider Electric is recalling APC 7 and 8 series SurgeArrest surge protectors manufactured before 2003 due to possible fire hazard. The surge protectors may overheat, melt and cause smoke and fire damage to property.

Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

APC 7 Series SurgeArrest surge protector

APC 7 Series SurgeArrest surge protector

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Fort Campbell Soldier re-enlists live on the radio during Air Strike a program hosted by Clarksville’s WJZM 1400 AM

 

2nd Brigade Combat Team - StrikeFort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionClarksville, TN – In what is believed to be a first for the U.S. Army, a Fort Campbell soldier from the 2nd Brigade Combat Team (Strike) re-enlisted on the air as part of the Air Strike program on Clarksville Radio Station WJZM 1400 AM.

As part of the 15th Episode of the highly entertaining program, Sgt. Joe Padula interviewed SPC Ilka Zaneta Luna, from Company B, 2nd Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault); a re-enlisting Strike Soldier, and her husband Jeramie.

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LST-325 is Open for Tours at McGregor Park until Sunday at 5:00pm

 

USS LST 325

Clarksville, TN – Great ships move through the early morning fog on the morning of June 6th, 1944 as the Allied invasion fleet heads towards the beaches of Normandy; it was D-Day, the invasion of Europe. More than 5000 ships were massed to carry the weapons of war to the newest front against the Axis powers. In addition to the battleships cruisers, destroyers, and the various troop transports of which you are most familiar from watching the various war movies of the landings , were 236 Landing Ship Tank (LST) vessels, including the USS LST-325 which is docked through Sunday at McGregor Park in Clarksville, TN. «Read the rest of this article»

 

Rivers and Spires Festival Bringing Fireworks To Its 10 Year Celebration

 

Rivers and Spires Festival 2012Clarksville, TN – The 10th Annual Rivers and Spires Festival, held April 19th-21st in Downtown Clarksville, is only a couple short weeks away and this year there will be a few special additions to help celebrate this milestone birthday.

Imagine seeing the Festival in a whole new way. Fly through the air with the greatest of ease if you are daring enough to strap into the zip line that will soar over Strawberry Alley. Be sure to wave to your family and friends as you zip by and, for the cost of five tickets, encourage them to get up there too! «Read the rest of this article»

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Bill to protect veterans’ spouses heads to Governor

 

Bill would extend property tax relief for surviving spouses
 
The Seal of the State of TennesseeNashville, TN – A bill by State Senator Tim Barnes to extend property tax relief for surviving military spouses will go to Governor Bill Haslam for his signature after passing unanimously in the House and Senate.
 
“Our military widows and widowers have gone through more than their share of grief and burdens, without having to worry about additional layers of bureaucracy,” Barnes said. “This bill will ensure that the promises made to them by the federal government won’t change in the future.” «Read the rest of this article»

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