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Salvation Army opens door to new shelter

February 24, 2009

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Advisory Board Chair Jill Crow names new Salvation Army shelter to be named in honor of volunteer contractor James D. Amos

The Salvation Army officially opened the doors to its new $500,000 Kraft Street Shelter on Sunday in a ribbon-cutting ceremony that also named the facility after its volunteer contractor, James D. Amos. Amos, in a very brief statement, said he saw the need for the building, but “God was the power” in getting the job done.

Majors Grady and Shelly Pearson greeted over one hundred city and  business leaders, along with the general public, gathered for tours of the building, a “dream” that became reality because of strong community support.

“Finally, Clarksville has a new shelter. It’s a blessing to the community, and there is indeed a need for this,” said Advisory Board Chairman  Jill Crow in opening the dedication ceremony. “Because of all of you, dreams do come true.” [Read more]

Trio Verlaine to be showcased in Community Concert Series

February 24, 2009

trio-verlaineThe  Clarksville Community Concert Association will present  Trio Verlaine in concert on Friday, March 6 at 7:30 p.m.   in conjunction with the Mid-South Flute Festival being held at Austin Peay State University.

Trio Verlaine will perform a classical concert with flute, harp and viola on Friday, March 6,  at 7:30 p.m.  Trio Verlaine will perform a classical concert with flute, harp and viola.

The members of Trio Verlaine are drawn together by friendship and a strong desire to further this unusual instrumental combination first dreamed of by Debussy. Members are Heidi Krutzen, principal harp CBC Radio Orchestra and Vancouver Opera, David Harding, professor of viola and chamber music, UBC, and Lorna McGhee, former co-principal flute BBC Symphony Orchestra, London. [Read more]

Dunbar premieres new documentary in Cave history

February 21, 2009

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In a reception held Thursday evening at the Dunbar Cave Visitor’s Center,  the Friends of Dunbar Cave premiered a new 15-minute documentary on the history of the cave. the film will be run every on days when the center is open.

Over 25 people were filmed and interviewed by the Friends group, but Clean Cut used only four of them in this short introductory film. Cathy Lee and Jason Bagget were on hand  to meet those attending this event.

A few years ago Friends of Dunbar Cave made an agreement with Cathy Lee of Clean Cut Productions at Austin Peay, to make a short introductory film for the park. In exchange for a scholarship donation, Clean Cut took on the job of producing an 8 to 15 minute film about Dunbar Cave, the kind of film that someone coming to the park can watch to get an idea of the wondrous place he/she has entered onto.

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A few years ago Friends of Dunbar Cave made an agreement with Cathy Lee of Clean Cut Productions at Austin Peay, to make a short introductory film for the park. In exchange for a scholarship donation, Clean Cut took on the job of producing an 8 to 15 minute film about Dunbar Cave, the kind of film that someone coming to the park can watch to get an idea of the wondrous place he/she has entered onto.

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Shari Billger to host “Flower of Life” workshop

February 20, 2009

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Shari Billger, International Teacher/Healer

A Flower of Life Workshop will be offered at Visions Metaphysical Boutique, 101 Franklin Street, in downtown Clarksville on March 27, 28, and 29 from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

A free introductory lecture will be offered Thursday, March 26  (contact Hector A. Jusino at 931-552-3850 for details).  The cost of  advance booking of the Energy Exchange is $288, ($333 after March 11). A $100  deposit required to reserve space.

The Flower of Life, MER*KA*BA and Sacred Geometry is found in ancient sacred sites all over the world. The Flower of Life is considered to be the basic unit necessary for the creation of all material substance; one can experience profound changes at every level of life. The workshop is presented by Shari Billger, certified facilitator for Flower of Life workshops as taught by Drunvalo Melchizedek.

The MER*KA*BA, used to create this Waveform Universe, is a rotating, geometric, crystalline Light-Energy field that extends around the body. It is a visualization and breathing technique that activates the Human Light Body. [Read more]

Open House slated for Salvation Army Shelter

February 20, 2009

Contractor James D. Amos joins Majors Shelly and Grady Pearson in turning the "future home" of the Salvation Army into reality

The Clarksville Salvation Army  will celebrate the completion of its new Emergency Shelter on Kraft Street with an Open House on Sunday, February 22, from 1-4 p.m., with a special program at 1:30 p.m.

Clarksville Online toured the facility Thursday with Majors Grady and Shelly Pearson, and the shelter’s volunteer  contractor, James Amos. The Pearsons are  on their second tour in the Queen City, having been stationed here from 1997 through 2000.

Pearson said the new facility is “Phase I” of the Salvation Army’s project, noting that the new lawn in front of the building is “temporary.”

“Phase II is a church that will also be used as a multipurpose facility for the Salvation Army’s social services, children’s activities  and programs, and more.” [Read more]

Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!

February 15, 2009

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A 2004 US Stamp honored the imagination of Theodor Geisel (Dr. Seuss)

The Cat in the Hat. Green Eggs and Ham. And to think I saw it on Mulberry Street.  Dr. Seuss’s ABC. Fox in Socks. Horton Hears a Who. If I Ran the zoo. Lorax.

These staples of children’s literature, created by author  Theodor Seuss Geisel (a.k.a. Dr. Seuss), were created in the mid 1950’s as a response to concerns about  literacy in young schoolchildren.

Youngsters can join in a birthday celebration of Dr. Seuss at the W. G. Rhea Public Library in downtown Paris, on Saturdsay, February 28, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. [Read more]

APSU Education Center to open on Fort Campbell

February 13, 2009

Austin Peay State University will celebrate the opening of the new Austin Peay Center @ Fort Campbell education facility next month.

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Architectural rendering of APSU Education Center at Fort Campbell

APSU faculty, staff and students are invited to attend the grand opening at 9 a.m., Wednesday, March 18 at the new classroom/office building across the street from the SSG Glenn H. English Jr. Army Education Center, Bastogne Avenue, Fort Campbell, Ky.

Several dignitaries, members of the Fort Campbell command group and APSU officials will be present for the ceremony.

If your vehicle is not registered on post, you will need to obtain a visitor’s pass from the welcome/registration center inside Gate 4. For the pass, you will need your driver’s license, proof of insurance and vehicle registration. The process will take approximately 45 minutes, so allow yourself time.

To get to the new Austin Peay Center @ Fort Campbell, travel on Fort Campbell Boulevard. Enter Gate 3 (Air Assault Street). Turn right at first traffic light onto Bastogne Avenue. On the right-hand side is the new facility.

The project, approved by the State Building Commission in 2007, is unique in that, as far as can be determined, it marks the only time in history a state university has been granted permission to build an educational facility on federal property through a 25-year, long-term land lease with the U.S. Army, with an option to renew for an additional 25 years.

At the English Education Center, APSU—which has the highest enrollment of the four institutions offering classes on post—had filled to capacity all of its available classroom seats.

Although APSU will use the same number of rooms in the English Education Center, the new facility will provide six additional classrooms, laboratory space and faculty offices.

Architects with Rufus Johnson Associates designed the new $3.4 million building. The University paid for the construction with bonds from the Tennessee State School Bond Authority. A&K Construction, Paducah, Ky., built the facility.

For more information, contact University Advancement, 221-7127.

Storm, high winds batter Clarksville

February 12, 2009

Repairing a power line severed by flying metal roofing

Clarksville Department of Electricity and Street Department crews are continuing the work of cleaning up and restoring power after a hefty line of storms and high winds swept through Middle Tennessee.

After repairing primary lines and transformers, crews are now working to restore power to individual homes and businesses affected by the storm.  That work should be completed by Friday.

A line of severe weather  slammed into Clarksville Wednesday with a mix of brief but torrential rain and winds in excess of 60 mph, causing widely scattered power outages, downed tree limbs and some structural damage.

In downtown Clarksville, Street Department crews in wet weather gear worked to clear a fallen tree from College Street even as winds continued to howl and rip roofing shingles off the “Biscuit Company” building. Throughout the downtown area smaller branches were riding the winds, and traffic lights and street signs were battered and bent. In some areas, roofing shingles were fluttering like flags and being ripped from rooftops. Several globes on some of the city’s ornate street lamps off College Street were shattered. A stockade fence was partially blown down.  At the Goble Law Firm, awnings on both sides of the building were shredded. [Read more]

Gatti’s Pizza: Great food, fun and value for all

February 9, 2009

img_3216.jpgClarksville has its fair share of pizza options, to be sure. This means to secure survival, there must be something special to make one stand out. With Gatti’s Pizza, 1273 Northfield Drive, that something special is the combination of a great selection of menu choices, in an enjoyable and accommodating atmosphere at an unquestionably great price.

Gatti’s Pizza, located within the Great Escape Commercial District on Trenton Road, past the Tiny Town Road intersection, is a family-friendly pizza/pasta/salad emporium that has been open just over five weeks. Business hours are Sunday to Thursday: 11 AM to 8 PM; Friday and Saturday: 11 AM to 9 PM. It is also accessible from the Tennessee Exit 1 on I-24. [Read more]

Used toys exempt from new product safety mandate

February 9, 2009

used-toysAugust 14th, 2008, former President George Bush signed and set in motion The Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008.  This Act was brought about by the large amount of recalled toys and baby products in the year 2007.

The CPSIA calls for any children’s product exceeding the amount of 600-ppm (parts per million) lead content cannot be sold in the United States.  Items that fall under this Act are children’s toys, cribs, pacifiers, children’s jewelry, baby bouncer seats, walkers and jumpers. Any product that can be mouthed, or ingested by a child under the age of twelve must be tested for safety.

This Act will begin today. One year following this date the lead count will drop to a strict 300-ppm, then continues down to 100 ppm. This law will also prohibit against children’s items containing PVC (polyvinyl chloride ) and the chemical phthalate. [Read more]

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