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LBL’s The Homeplace 1850s Farm to host Traditional Independence Day Celebration

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLLand Between the Lakes, KY/TN – Visitors searching for a traditional family-oriented celebration may visit the Homeplace 1850s Farm on the Fourth of July at Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area.

Celebrate Independence Day from 1:00pm-4:00pm on Monday, July 4th, 2016 with races, skillet tossing, horse shoes, old-time music, toys, and games. Admission is $5.00 ages 13 and up; $3.00 ages 5-12; free for ages 4 and under, and includes all the day’s activities and programs.

Celebrate Independence Day the old-fashioned way--enjoy a slice of springhouse cooled watermelon at The Homeplace 1850s Farm in Land Between The Lakes! (Staff photo)

Celebrate Independence Day the old-fashioned way–enjoy a slice of springhouse cooled watermelon at The Homeplace 1850s Farm in Land Between The Lakes! (Staff photo)

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TWRA held their annual Youth Fishing Rodeo in Clarksville, Saturday

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRAClarksville, TN – Despite hot weather, 215 kids descended on the Liberty Park Saturday, June 11th for the annual Youth Fishing Rodeo held by the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) in partnership with the Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department. The event gives the youth of Clarksville an opportunity to enjoy a day of free fishing.

“Today is our annual free fishing day here with the Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department. This is our 14th year of coming out and offering this event for kids 16 years and younger,” stated TWRA officer Jereme Odom.

The annual TWRA Youth Fishing Rodeo was held Saturday at the Liberty Park Pond.

The annual TWRA Youth Fishing Rodeo was held Saturday at the Liberty Park Pond.

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Celebrate an 1850’s Independence Day at Land Between the Lakes

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLGolden Pond, KY – On Friday, July 4th, from 1:00pm-4:00pm at Land Between The Lakes , the Homeplace will host a traditional 1850’s Independence Day Celebration under the farm’s shade trees.

Special guest, Kentucky statesman Henry Clay, portrayed by George McGee, will entertain visitors with antics of 1850’s politics.

The Homeplace at LBL.

The Homeplace at LBL.

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Land Between the Lakes to celebrate an 1850’s Independence Day at the Homeplace

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLGolden Pond, KY – At Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area, Friday, July 4th, from 1:00pm-4:00pm, the Homeplace hosts a traditional 1850’s Independence Day Celebration under the farm’s shade trees.

Special guest, Kentucky statesman Henry Clay, portrayed by George McGee, will entertain visitors with antics of 1850’s politics.

The Homeplace at LBL.

The Homeplace at LBL.

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Celebrate the End of Summer at Land Between The Lakes (LBL)

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLGolden Pond, KY – Spend your Labor Day Weekend enjoying a variety of outdoor activities to celebrate the end of summer at Land Between The Lakes (LBL) National Recreation Area.

Join in the fun at The Homeplace Trades Fair, Saturday, August 31st and Sunday, September 1st, from 10:00am to 4:00pm each day. Celebrate the hard labor and hand skills of our ancestors.

Blacksmithing at Land Between the Lakes's The Homeplace

Blacksmithing at Land Between the Lakes’s The Homeplace

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Summertime is almost here in Clarksville Tennessee

 

SummertimeClarksville, TN – Have you noticed, it’s almost summer? Spring sneaked up on us while we were still in heavy sweaters and earmuffs—and did I mention raincoats and umbrellas. Tennessee is getting warmer by the day and the nights have lost most of their chill.

Flowers are beginning to peek out of Winter crusty homes.

Mini elephant ears are waving hello and butterflies are beginning to try their wet wrinkled wings before they try to fly.

Azaleas in full bloom

Azaleas in full bloom

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Tennessee Department of Agriculture says Despite Wilting Weather, some Great Produce still “Hot” at Local Markets

 

The Tennessee Department of AgricultureNashville, TN – It’s been hot, lately. Have you noticed? Tennessee’s crops have noticed, too, hit with a deadly combination of record heat and drought conditions. In such widespread and long lasting situations, many summer fruits and vegetables stop growing and stop producing blossoms or fruits, even if the plant survives.

After an early and auspicious start, Tennessee’s sweet corn has all vanished at local farm markets. Other crops anticipated for later in the season, like melons, may never make much of an appearance at all. «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee Department of Agriculture says “Not a Farmer? Be a Phone-er!”

 

Pick Tennessee ProductsNashville, TN – “Phoning it in” is not necessarily a bad thing, at least when it comes to putting local foods on the table.

“Not everybody can be a farmer, but everybody can find farms, farmers markets and pick-your-own patches nearby,” says Pamela Bartholomew, agritourism coordinator with the Tennessee Department of Agriculture. “Smart phone scanners make finding fresh, local foods so easy, you can literally phone it in!” «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee State Parks announce Middle Tennessee Events starting July 1st

 

Tennessee – The Fourth of July is a time for celebration and family fun – and Tennessee State Parks offer a variety of ways to spend Independence Day! Below are just a few great Tennessee State Park events before and after the holiday – so get outdoors and enjoy a state park near you.

Finding a state park in your own backyard is easy to do and you don’t have to spend a lot of gas money to get there!

Tennessee State Parks offer a variety of activities and events throughout the winter. From great hikes to bluegrass – there’s something designed for the entire family!

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Celebrate July 4th Weekend at Land Between the Lakes

 

Land Between the LakesGolden Pond, KY— Celebrate July 4th weekend with unique activities at Land Between The Lakes (LBL) National Recreation Area.  Whether you’re reliving the patriotic spirit of the 1850s or “picnicking” with the animals, there will be an outdoor activity for every member of the family to enjoy.

Join us for a day–or the entire weekend–LBL staff will be offering fun and educational programs all weekend long. The highlight of the weekend is Monday, July 4th, as The Homeplace (HP) hosts a traditional 1850’s Independence Day Celebration.  Kick off the day’s festivities at 1:00pm with the raising of the 1850’s USA 30-star flag. A favorite speech in the 1850s was the reading of The Declaration of Independence; join the group reading after the flag-raising.

Celebrate July 4th at Land Between the Lakes

Celebrate July 4th at Land Between the Lakes

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