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VETERANS CELEBRATION SEPTEMBER 13-17, 2017

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VOLUME 2

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Chamber of Commerce Gala Happenin' At The Hollemans Austin Peay Celebrates 90 Years Predators Viewing Party Clarksville Rotary Club Celebrates 100 Years The Golden Knights The Healing Heart of Healthcare Loaves & Fishes Fundraiser Ladies of Fort Campbell Football Competition Cheers for Charity Flying High Preview Party United Way Annual Membership Meeting Military Appreciation Scavenger Hunt Centurion Golf Scramble [Title of Show] at the Roxy The Party Shop's 3rd Anniversary Celebration Bikers & Bogeys The Hayloft Barnsale FCSC Scholarship & Wellness Ceremony Gateway Chamber Orchestra Trappings Art Exhibit Business After Hours Brag N' Rights

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CHAMBER OF COMMERCE GALA S TO R Y & P H OTO G R A P H Y B Y L U C A S R YA N C H A M B E R S

The annual Chamber Gala hosted by the Clarksville Chamber of Commerce was held on May 9th at the Wilma Rudolph event center in Downtown Clarksville. This annual event, which gains in excitement each year, is presented to honor the community leaders who have made significant contributions to Clarksville in the past year. This year’s new board was also announced this night with Charlie Koon as the new chairman of the board for the Chamber of Commerce. It’s sure to be an exciting year! For a full list of events hosted by the Chamber of Commerce, visit www.clarksvillechamber.com

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CHAMBER OF COMMERCE Charlie Koon - Chairman Jay Albertia, Chair Elect 1st Vice Chair Keith Bennett, Chair-Elect 2nd Vice Chair Paul Turner, Military Affairs Chairman Katy Olita, Legal Counsel Geoff Livingston, Secretary/Treasurer Vicki Henson, Membership Services Chairman Phil Harpel, Public & Community Affairs Chairman James Corlew, Jr., Business Development Chairman Kevin Kennedy, JR. Clarksville Young Professionals (sub-committee of Business Development)

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James Satterfield & Dan Schwaab

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D OW N TOW N C L A R K SV I L L E

Happenin ’ at the Holleman ' s S TO R Y & P H OTO G R A P H Y B Y L U C A S R YA N C H A M B E R S

The Roxy Regional Theatre kicked off their 35th season on May 19th during the Happenin’ at the Holleman’s event in downtown Clarksville. The event, hosted by Mark and Ricki Holleman was a highly-anticipated night with a catered buffet that went along with the themes for this year’s lineup of shows that will be performed at the Roxy Theatre. The night included live music along with a chance for patrons of the theatre to sponsor the theatre this upcoming year. The first performance of this year will be a performance of “The Wizard of OZ.” The Roxy Regional Theater is located on Franklin St in the historic downtown Clarksville and has become a long-standing tradition for the city of Clarksville. For the full schedule and list of events that will be happening at the Roxy this year, visit www.roxyregionaltheatre.org

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A U S T I N P E AY S TAT E U N I V E R S I T Y

APSU Celebrates 90 Years S TO R Y & P H OTO G R A P H Y B Y L U C A S R YA N C H A M B E R S

Austin Peay State University celebrated its 90th anniversary this year. To mark the occasion, they hosted events all throughout the week and a formal ceremony to mark the event on April 26th. Austin Peay has become synonymous with downtown Clarksville and continues to grow by leaps and bounds each year. To find out more about Austin Peay, their events, and how you can get involved go to www.apsu.edu

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Clarksville Association of Realtors’ Casino Night 7pm Old Glory Distilling Co. www.clarksvilleaor.com Food Truck Round Up Hosted by Clarksville Food Truck Association 4-8pm 2068 Wilma Rudolph Blvd

2-3 Father Daughter Purity Ball *Daughters entering K-6 (ages 5 & up) 6:30 Doors open 7-9pm Program www.hopepregnancy.net/getinvolved

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The “Protect and Serve” Poker Run 9am Registration 10am Kickstands Up Appleton Harley-Davidson www.appletonhd.com Pirate Party For The Pirates of Penzance 12:30pm Roxy Regional Theatre www.roxyregionaltheatre.org

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2017 HP Pro Tour Open Horseshoe Tourney 10am Competition begins Civitan Park www.thehorseshoetour.com

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CAC Summer Sports Camps Martial Arts, Volleyball, Basketball, Cheer & Swim 9am-12pm or 9am-3pm Clarksville Athletic Club www.clarksvilleathleticclub.com

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23rd Annual Clarksville Chamber Membership Golf Scramble 12pm Lunch Served 1pm Shotgun Start 5:30pm Awards Ceremony & Dinner Swan Lake Golf Course www.clarksvillechamber.com

Splash Into Summer 4-7pm Back to Basics Dentistry www.Back2BasicsDentistry.com

“Mr. Eclipse” Fred Espenak 6pm HCC Auditorium www.facebook.com/VisitHopkinsville

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Dinner at the Drive-In 6:30-10pm The Silo Event Center www.museumsofhopkinsville.org

Father Daughter Purity Ball *9th - Daughters entering K-6 (ages 5 & up) *10th - Daughters entering 7-12 or college-age 6:30 Doors open 7-9pm Program www.hopepregnancy.net/getinvolved 9th Annual June Boom 3-10pm By Fuse Foreworks Sears Parking Lot at Governor’s Square Mall www.facebook.com/juneboomoverclarksville Movies in the Park Moana the movie Begins @ Sunset Heritage Park www.cityofclarksville.com

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Flag Day Celebration 12:15pm Customs House Museum www.customshousemuseum.org

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Field Day with Dad 9am Billy Dunlop Park www.cookingwithexcellence.com Flying High 2017 5pm Old Glory Distilling Co. http://customshousemuseum.org/calendar/flyinghigh

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NeoGraft Hair Transplantation Kickoff Event 9am-5pm Advanced Cosmetic Surgery Center of Clarksville- 919 Tiny Town Rd. www.advancedcosmetictn.com

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NeoGraft Hair Transplantation Kickoff Event 9-5 Advanced Cosmetic Surgery Center of Kentucky - 1011 South Main St. www.advancedcosmeticky.com

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Hand Crafted Wishes Clarksville Benefitting Camp Rainbow 6:30pm Wilma Rudolph Event Center www.hcwclarksville.eventbrite.com

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Wilma Rudolph Annual Road Race 6am-10am Sango United Methodist Church Lula Bazaar & Craft Fair 10am-2pm The Riverview Inn Rebound for Success 10:30am Clarksville Athletic Club www.flourishingfamilies.ticketleap.com Appleton Luau 5-8pm Appleton Harley-Davidson www.Facebook.com/appletonhd Dance Force Night at Jazz on the Lawn 6:30pm Beachaven Vineyards & Winery www.danceforceclarksville.com

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Big Daddy’s Car Show 10am-2pm Daymar College email crisis211bigdaddycarshow@gmail.com

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CAC Summer Sports Camps Martial Arts, Volleyball, Basketball, Soccer & Swim 9am-12pm or 9am-3pm Clarksville Athletic Club www.clarksvilleathleticclub.com

JULY 3

Independence Day Celebration 6pm Liberty Park Ampitheater www.cityofclarksville.com

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Clarksville’s Amazing Race 8:30am Check-in 10am Shotgun Start www.clarksvilleaor.com/amazingrace Movies in the Park The Lego Batman Movie Begins @ Sunset McGregor Park www.cityofclarksville.com

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80 Lace Ministry 1st Annual Christmas in July Craft Fair 9am-4pm 180 Free Will Baptist Church For more information, contact Colleen Allen (302) 668-6646 Lula Bazaar & Craft Fair 10am-2pm The Riverview Inn Movies in the Park Finding Dory the movie Begins @ Sunset Heritage Park www.cityofclarksville.com

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Celebrate Clarksville Fashion 7-9pm Smith-Trahern Mansion www.celebrateclarksvillefashion.com Clarksville Chamber’s Business After Hours 5-7pm Hosted by Cumberland Bank & Trust 520 Madison St.

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Movies in the Park Secret Life of Pets the movie Begins @ Sunset - McGregor Park www.cityofclarksville.com

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CAC Summer Sports Camps Martial Arts, Cheer, Basketball, Soccer & Swim 9am-12pm or 9am-3pm Clarksville Athletic Club www.clarksvilleathleticclub.com


AUGUST 5

Wonder Kids Triathlon 9am New Providence Pool www.cityofclarksville.com/ParksRec

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Movies in the Park Space Jam the movie Begins @ Sunset Liberty Park www.cityofclarksville.com

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Bazaar & Craft Fair 10am-2pm The Riverview Inn Handbags for Hope 6pm Doors Open 7:30pm Live Auction Begins Wilma Rudolph Event Center www.clarksvilleaor.com

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MB Roland Bourbon Experience At the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse www.mbroland.com

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The Food Initiative’s Fine Fettle 6-9pm http://www.thefoodinitiative.org

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Eclipse Con James E. Bruce Convention Center www.Facebook.com/EclipseConKentucky

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Clarksville Downtown Market June 3, 10, 17, 24 July 8, 15, 22, 29 August 5, 12, 19 8am-1pm Open-Air Market in City Hall Parking Lot www.cityofclarksville.com

Roxy Regional Theatre The Pirates of Penzance 6pm May 26,27,31 Jun 1,2,3,7,8,9,10,14,15,16,17 2pm Jun 3,10,17 Hedwig & The Angry Inch 8pm Jun 30 Jul 1,7,8,14,15 7pm Jul 5,6,12,13 www.roxyregionaltheatre.org

Planter's Bank Presents... 2pm Sunday Movies www.roxyregionaltheatre.org 06/04 The King's Speech 06/11 The Little Mermaid 06/25 Steel Magnolias 07/02 Forrest Gump 07/09 101 Dalmations 07/16 Hook 07/23 Jumanji 07/30 Swiss Family Robinson 08/06 Dirty Dancing 08/13 Up

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PREDATORS WATCH PARTY S TO R Y & P H OTO G R A P H Y B Y TO N Y C E N TO N Z E

The Clarksville Parks & Recreation Department along with CDE Lightband hosted a Predators Watch Party on Strawberry Allety Wednesday, May 31. Hundreds of local Preds fans came out to watch history in the making as Nashville's Predators and Pittsburgh's Penguins began the final series to claim the 2017 Stanley Cup. Local vendors, including Chick-fil-A, Letters From Home Pizza, and Big City Dogs were selling food. Beer and soft drinks were also available. Scott Chase of ESPN Clarksville hosted the event, which featured Predator merchandise giveaways and great viewing opportunities on multiple big screens, including a giant 17' x 30' monster screen. Jim & Amanda Cox & Jonathan Martin

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CLARKSVILLE ROTARY CLUB CELEBRATES 100 YEARS S TO R Y & P H OTO G R A P H Y B Y L U C A S R YA N C H A M B E R S

May 2017 marked the 100-year anniversary of the Clarksville Rotary Club. This year’s event was held at the Wilma Rudolph Event Center in downtown Clarksville for such a big celebration. Guests were treated to a wonderful dinner catered by Nicoletta’s Catering, artwork by this year’s signature artist, Lynn Griffey, and even a performance by the Roxy Regional Theater. For more information on the Clarksville Rotary Club and how you can get involved, visit www.clarksvillerotarytn.com

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O U T L AW F I E L D

THE GOLDEN KNIGHTS S TO R Y & P H OTO G R A P H Y B Y TO N Y C E N TO N Z E

Local business and community leaders, entertainers, and politicians had a a once- in a-lifetime opportunity during the last week of April. They could skydive with the US Army’s Golden Knights parachute team at Clarksville’s Outlaw Field. APSU President, Dr. Alisa White, Clarksville Chamber’s Charlie Koon, APSU Fotball Coach Will Healy and others did tandem jumps with the famous parachute team as part of a program sponsored by the US Army’s National Recruiting Battalion (NRB). Lt. Col. Kevin Polosky is Commander of the NRB. “We asked the Golden Knights to come out,” Polosky said. “We paired them up with our local community partners to give them the Army experience. This gives people a better idea of what the Army is about and allows them have some fun. Nobody backed out, and every person who landed said it was the greatest thing he had ever done.”

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The theme of this year’s National Hospital Week celebration is The Healing Heart of Healthcare. This is a fitting theme as hospitals are often at the very heart of communities, contributing to their physical, emotional and financial health. During National Hospital Week, Tennova Healthcare - Clarksville celebrated with many events throughout the week. Among those events was the signing of a steel beam by employees, volunteers and physicians. The steel beam will be set atop their new freestanding Emergency Room located near Exit 11 that is expected to open at the end of 2017. Other events such as the dunking booth and Car & Bike Show served as fundraisers for Tennova’s Relay for Life team. Chasity Harness, Shannon Gagne, Melissa Biggs & June Virgilio

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On April 24th Loaves and Fishes hosted a luncheon at the First Presbyterian Church on Foster Street to honor all of its hardworking volunteers. For all of the volunteers it was a day to celebrate and enjoy each other’s company. Loaves and Fishes is a non-profit organization that provides aid to those in need in Clarksville. Loaves and Fishes has been helping the community since 1999. It is a volunteer-driven organization. To find out more about Loaves and Fishes and how you can help in the future, visit loavesandfishestn.org.

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APSU Marketing Manager Nicki Cornelius hosted the first Ladies of Fort Campbell Flag Football competition Saturday, May 29 at Fortera Stadium. “We encouraged active duty soldiers and wives of soldiers currently stationed at Ft. Campbell to join us today,” Cornelius said. “They have been divided into four teams, each representing different units, and they are playing a double elimination tournament.” Cornelius said she and her APSU staff were really excited to work with our area’s military families, and she was pleased with the turnout for the first-time event. Emcee/D.J. Joe Padula entertained the players, their family members and friends, throughout the afternoon. Candice Ferris, Alex Clemmence & Brenda Sharp

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t’s never in anyone’s life plan to struggle with disease or illness, but it seems that no one can skate through their time on this planet without facing health issues of some form or another. Even if you’re healthy as a horse and never have to take a sick day, you could suddenly find yourself face-to-face with a condition you never expected: Alzheimer’s disease. It’s a disease that strikes people all around the world, robbing them of their independence, their ability to remember things, and their ability to process things mentally in a way that allows them to function normally. Initially, it affects the brain. But ultimately, it steals much more than memories—it steals life. And even if you’re not the one facing diagnosis of this devastating disease, you might be directly affected by it because a family member is struggling with it on a daily basis. Much like cancer, Alzheimer’s is an insidious disease that touches millions of people every day and seems nearly impossible to predict. It’s also incurable, which makes it all the more heartbreaking. “People don’t understand that everyone is affected by Alzheimer’s,” says Alzheimer’s Association Mid-South Chapter Manager of Development and Communications Fatemeh Delheimer. “Even if it’s not in their direct family, it might be within their extended family or arise somewhere in the future. Eventually Alzheimer’s in one way or another will affect everyone,” she continues. “Financially or personally, it will. Alzheimer’s is unlike any other disease in that, essentially, you’re losing the person twice. You lose them when they start forgetting all of their best memories, and then you lose them when they actually pass. Alzheimer’s is relentless and there is not enough focus on this dreadful disease.. While other top diseases such as HIV, cancer, and heart disease have all gone down in the number of deaths, Alzheimer’s has risen eighty-nine percent.” They are tragic statistics, by any stretch of the imagination; but research is being done to take that number down and wage a war against the disease. And while it may seem an uphill battle now, Alzheimer’s Association is hardly backing down and giving up the fight. “Our core missions here are to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research, to provide and enhance care and support for everyone affected, and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health,” Delheimer explains. “The Alzheimer’s Association is the world’s leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support, and research as well as the largest nonprofit funder of Alzheimer’s research. Our work is crucial right now because Alzheimer’s is on the rise and affecting more and more people each day; and, of the top ten causes of death today, it’s the only one that doesn’t have a treatment, a way to prevent it, or a cure.” That said, the Alzheimer’s Association has certainly been making great strides forward in accomplishing its mission. Literally. Each year, countless people step up to participate in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s annually, taking the fifth spot at the top of the list in peer-to-peer fundraising events in the Unites States. “During our most recent trips to Washington, D.C., Congress stated that advocates from the Alzheimer’s Association have been one of the most effective volunteer advocacy groups that comes to Washington,” Delheimer reports proudly. 36 • VIP Clarksville Magazine | Summer 2017

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Their drive is indeed strong; and in May 2017, Congress signed a $400 million increase in Alzheimer’s research funding into law, thereby increasing federal funding at the National Institutes of Health to reach nearly $1.4 billion. “The Alzheimer’s Association, the Alzheimer’s Impact Movement (AIM), and its nationwide network of advocates’ voices were heard,” Delheimer goes on. Money for funding research is crucial to achieving the goal of raising awareness and advancing care and prevention. According to ranking by the Thomas Reuters Corporation, the Alzheimer’s Association is the worldwide leader in having the greatest impact in Alzheimer’s research—but none of that would be possible without the generosity of contributors from all over the nation. “Our funding doesn’t come from Federal grants,” says Delheimer. “It comes from generous individual contributions from across the nation as well as events like the Walk to End Alzheimer’s and the Longest Day. All of these help bring communities together to increase awareness and raise funds, and those are both key to winning the fight.” As more individuals face this horrific and merciless disease, the Alzheimer’s Association’s work will become all the more needed. “Every dollar we raise advances the fight against Alzheimer’s, from providing care and support to raising awareness and focusing greater research toward treatment, prevention, and—hopefully, one day soon—a cure,” Delheimer says. “We provide in-person support groups, a free nationwide 24-hour helpline, and a number of sources and online message boards that are all geared toward offering support to the more than five million Americans living with Alzheimer’s and their 15 million caregivers. We provide free educational programs that help educate and raise awareness in the public, and we call on the government—at both the state and Federal level—to increase funding for Alzheimer’s research and to improve access to quality health care services for individuals living with Alzheimer’s disease.” Looking ahead, one can only hope that the fight doesn’t continue to be uphill, but that we soon see a day of victory when the statistics are reversed and Alzheimer’s is like a bad memory that we can happily forget. Alzheimer’s Association Mid South is located at 4825 Trousdale Drive, Suite 220, Nashville, TN 37220. For more information about fundraising events, Alzheimer’s information and support, and contributing to the cause, call (800) 272-3900 or visit www.alz.org/altn/.

Begun in the 1980’s, the Mid South Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association covers 116 counties in Tennessee, Alabama, Arkansas, and Virginia with offices in Nashville, Memphis, Johnson City, Chattanooga, Knoxville and Huntsville.


Want to participate in this year’s Walk on October 7, 2017?

Here are a few details to know... Time: Registration at 8:00 a.m., Ceremony at 9:00 a.m. Official Walk begins at 9:30 a.m.

Location: Liberty Park, 1190 Cumberland Drive, Clarksville, Tennessee 37040. For more information, call Fatemeh Delheimer at (615) 315-5880 or visit www.act.alz.org/clarksville

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SANGO EVENT CENTER

Cheers for Charity S TO R Y & P H OTO G R A P H Y B Y TO N Y C E N TO N Z E

Beth Nytko and Megan Simpson of the Junior Auxiliary of Clarksville were among the hosts of Cheers for Charity on April 29 at the Sango Event Center. Forty teams competed in a blind tasting featuring wines they brought. Prizes were awarded to the teams that brought the evening’s most popular selections. The annual fundraiser benefits the group’s local service projects. “We do a lot of projects in the community for children,” Nytko said. “For example, we had a gingerbread project during the Christmas holidays where we gave gifts and a holiday meal to children with the Department of Children’s Services. Recently the group helped with expenses and hosted a special birthday party for a local girl battling cancer. They also helped raise awareness for a local student who has Rett Syndrome, a severe neurological disorder. Currently the group has approximately 20 members and will be accepting new provisional members this summer. For more information visit the Junior Auxiliary of Clarksville Facebook page.

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Flying High Preview Party S TO R Y & P H OTO G R A P H Y B Y L U C A S R YA N C H A M B E R S

In less than a month, The Customs House Museum will host their annual Flying High event at the Old Glory Distillery located just off exit 4, but on May 25th they held their Preview Party at the Customs House Museum in downtown Clarksville. It was on this night that they unveiled just some of the art that will be auctioned off during the main event next month. Billy Renkl, who is this year’s signature artist, also unveiled the signature piece that he created specifically for the “Havana Nights” themed Flying High event next month on June 17th. To find out about how you can attend the Flying High event next month or for a full schedule of everything the Customs House has to offer, visit www.customshousemuseum.org

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AREA ATTRACTIONS Adsmore Museum House Badgett Playhouse Bravard Vineyards Eddy Grove Vineyard Fort Donelson Fort Henry Kentucky Dam Village Lake Barkley Kentucky Lake Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area Links at Novadell Patti’s 1880’s Settlement Purple Toad Winery The Elk and Bison Prairie The Golden Pond Planetarium and Observatory The Homeplace at Land Between the Lakes Turkey Bay Venture River Water Park

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ith its placement between Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley, it only stands to reason that the little area of Land Between the Lakes is named as such. It’s a self-explanatory name, to be sure; but its location doesn’t limit its potential for offering every kind of fun you can imagine— whether you’re an outdoorsy adventurer or a stargazer with your head in the clouds.

Land Between the Lake is just that—an expanse of land that’s full of diverse activities perfect for day tripping. This breathtaking 170,000 acres of forest and open lands is something to behold, with bison and elk roaming freely on the 700-acre drive-through prairie and endless networks of trails to hike and explore. “To put it into one word, Land Between the Lakes is an outdoor playground,” says Land Between the Lakes Communications Specialist Jennifer Wheatley. There’s free-range for fun here for anyone, providing a unique perspective of nature that you can’t find just anywhere—and that’s one thing that keeps people coming. “It’s a fabulous place for outdoor recreation, environmental education, and making memories with friends and families,” says Public Affairs Specialist Janice Wilson. High on the list of attractions are the Elk and Bison Prairie, where you can drive through and watch these quiet beasts roaming free in their natural habitat. Want to take a walk back in time? Check out the Homeplace 1850s Working Farm and Living History Museum, where you can take a tour and meet interpreters in period attire who keep the two-generation farm going, doing everything that would have been done during the 1850s and using the same period-accurate practices. You may watch men and women at work as they feed the livestock, cook meals, bring in the harvest, create beautiful quilts, and craft wooden furniture. If you’re curious about the sun, moon, stars, and planets, be sure to visit the Golden Pond Planetarium and Observatory, where you can watch an amazing re-creation of the night sky displayed on their 40-foot domed theater ceiling using the digi-fied awesomeness of their Konica Minolta Mediaglobe II digital projection system. Shooting stars and constellations will have your jaw dropping in amazement, while over at the Observatory you can take a peek through the computerized, Meade 16-inch Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope at all the wonders Summer 2017 | www.vipclarksville.com • 43


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of the universe. Golden Pond also has a special telescope made for safely gazing at the sun, which means that any time is the perfect time for scoping out the sky.

SOLAR ECLIPSE Land Between the Lakes is really getting in on all the action for the Total Solar Eclipse on August 21, 2017. For a full download on an entire week full of sunny fun, visit www.landbetweenthelakes.us/solar-eclipse-2017

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If you like getting up-close-and-personal with wildlife, visit the Woodlands Nature Station, where staff members can be your go-to guides for viewing the real locals. At their Backyard Exhibit Area, you can get face to face with a great horned owl or see how brave you are when coyotes and wolves are on the prowl. If you prefer taking the guided route, sign up for a sunset canoe trip, an afternoon nature hike, or a Sunday Safari. Kids will love participating in Cool Critters Day, story time programs, and up-close animal encounters, while nature-loving adults can take part in programs on wildlife, gardening, and nature photography. As a recreation area managed by the USDA Forest Service, Land Between the Lakes doesn’t actu-

ally have any of the shops, restaurants, or lodging that would typically be found within a town or community. Rather, it depends on its neighboring communities for that, but after a day full of activities at Land Between the Lakes, one could easily head off in any direction to take advantage of everything to be done in the surrounding areas, whether you tap into your GPS to take you North, South, East, or West. For a full list of the areas surrounding Land Between the Lakes, visit their website at www.landbetweenthelakes.us/ visit/community Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area is located at 238 Visitor Center Drive, Golden Pond, Kentucky, 42211. For full info on all of the attractions and camping facilities at Land Between the Lakes, call Land Between the Lakes National Recreation at (800) 525-7077 or visit www.landbetweenthelakes.us.


MARINA & RESORT rental condominiums in its collection of lakeside gems that have given it ranking as the largest premier marina and resort in the tri-state area. “Everything you could imagine is right here at your fingertips,” says Assistant Director of Marketing and Advertising Brian McDonald.

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hrough most resorts are comprised of towering structures with spacious, well-appointed suites and luxurious amenities including everything from full service spas and casinos to restaurants, shops, and cafes, Green Turtle Bay Marina & Resort takes a different approach, creating an actual community out of their resort grounds to give their guests the ultimate experience of easy living at the lakes. Since opening in 1983, Green Turtle Bay has proven itself to be a destination worthy of note, with more than 80 luxury vacation

Offering lakeside condos with as many as four bedrooms, Green Turtle Bay rents their units to guests and accommodates them with everything they need to enjoy their vacation including fireplaces, kitchens, washers and dryers, sleeper-sofas, and gas grills as well as linens, towels, and coffee to keep them perking right along. Ownership opportunities are open to anyone looking for an investment property, as well—so even if you’re not enjoying Turtle time for yourself, your condo could be bringing you happy returns. “Green Turtle Bay is truly a destination vacation that offers something for everyone, whether you’re actually young in age or just young at heart,” says McDonald. And playtime is certainly encouraged, as Green Turtle Bay boasts playground areas, two outdoor pools, shuffleboard courts, tennis courts, walking trails, and a variety of other ways to get out and enjoy the area.

It goes almost without saying that a big draw to Green Turtle Bay is the lake itself, as the resort sits at the edge of Lake Barkley on the Cumberland River. And so it seems only natural that the resort takes full advantage of that fact, with a marina where members can dock their boats and guests can play captain for the day by renting a pontoon or tri-tune with a slide. All that time in the great outdoors can certainly whet your appetite; and dining is a delight here—whether you’re dressing up for a meal at the lavish Commonwealth Yacht Club, digging in to some more casual breakfast and lunch fare at Dockers Bayside Grille, or sampling some of the unique eats at The Thirsty Turtle. “Our restaurants offer fantastic food that can satisfy any craving, and our guests love having that variety,” McDonald says. Even fashionistas and shopaholics can find ways to get their fix here, as guests can shop at the Ship’s Chandlery Store for the latest resort fashions, souvenirs, housewares, lake and boating supplies, and gifts. Time spent here is a gift of its own—as every minute is a way to come out of your shell and take a breath, to think like a turtle and let the pace of life slow down and soak in the beauty all around. Green Turtle Bay Marina & Resort is located at Cumberland River Mile 32, 263 Green Turtle Bay Drive, Grand Rivers, Kentucky 42045. For more information, call (270) 362-8364 or visit www.greenturtlebay.com.

For those who love a day at the spa, Jade & Earth Spa has everything from massages and facials to hair design and nail services. Health as a whole is high on the resort’s list, so guests can enjoy the use of the Health Club’s indoor pool, fitness room, weight room, sauna, and showers.

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Where to Shop: 13 Marion Street Blue Heron Sip O’ Tea Broadbent Food & Gifts Cadiz Antique Mall Cadiz Comfort Zone Cadiz-Trigg Farmer’s Market Cherokee Antiques Consignment World Cranberry Creek Rustics Darling and Distressed Boutique Fairholme Historric House Fox’s Den Gallery, Antiques, Gifts & Janice Mason Art Museum Gift Shop Land Between the Lakes Little Peanut and Paw Designs Mildred’s Flower Shop Never Grow Up Prickly Peach Queen Bee’s Market Place & Antiques Red Roof Alpaca Farm & Gift shop Stuff & Things Wild Zebra Your New Happy

SOLAR ECLIPSE: Cadiz is getting it’s own fix on the sun for the Solar Eclipse. Pedal on at the 24 mile-long “Solar Cycle” bike ride or the get all gori-fied in a costume for the “Zombie Run Walk.” Costumes are optional but encouraged. Want to go stargazing? Star Walks will be held on Friday and Saturday nights, and drive-in movie lovers will love the “American Graffiti Car Show and Outdoor Movie.” Bust a move and listen to great live music on Sunday, when three different bands will perform on three different stages from 4:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m. On August 21, observational areas will be located at the Trigg County Schools and the Trigg County Recreation Complex.

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he town itself might be on the smaller side, but there’s nothing little about the charm you’ll find in Cadiz, Kentucky, one of the South’s best-kept secrets located right along Lake Barkley and the Cumberland River. From the shops and restaurants that dot the streets downtown to the natural trails and forestry bordering this little Blue Grass treasure, there’s something for people of all ages and all interests to fall in love with. Take a peek at the history of the area as you drive down Highway 68 to see farmlands and family cemeteries dating back hundreds of years, and keep driving right on into progress as rusticity makes way for modernity with just enough antiquity to keep things quaint. Cadiz’s historic downtown district is shopper’s paradise with its unique little boutiques and shops full of both the old and the new as well as some great finds made by local crafters and artisans. For some culture, book a tour of a historic home where you can check out area artifacts, or get your fix of fine art at the Janice Mason Art Museum. Showcasing the talent that makes this place shine, the pieces on exhibit are a fantastic discovery, and you can test your own skills at one of the classes they offer. All that adventure is sure to make you hungry— and for some real Southern flavor, Cadiz is cooking something you’re sure to love, whether

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you crave “good farmer food” or prefer something a little more upscale. “Cadiz enjoys a slower pace of life and has really been a place that people love because they come here and feel a wonderful sense of small-town community, a low cost of living, and a location that’s perfect for all kinds of recreation with beautiful scenery all around us,” says Cadiz-Trigg County Tourism Executive Director Bill Stevens. “One thing that makes us unique is the people here—we’re a hospitality-minded, friendly community where it’s easy to talk to people, and we still wave at you even if we don’t know you.” Strangers become friends easily here, as everyone seems to share one common bond: A love of the great outdoors. Explore it all at Lake Barkley State Resort Park and Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area, where you can fish, hunt, boat, water ski, hike, golf, or do anything else you can imagine—even if all you want to do is sit and soak in the sounds, sights, and smells of what nature really is. Cadiz-Trigg County Tourism office is located at 5748 Hopkinsville Road, Cadiz, Kentucky 42211. For more information on Cadiz and updates on the event schedule for the solar eclipse on August 21, 2017, call (270) 522-3892 or visit www.GoCadiz.com.


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Fresh off the lake, the memories you make here will make your love of Kentucky run deep.

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or anyone who loves the laid-back leisure of a lake, Lake Barkley State Resort Park is heaven on earth, as this nature-rich park preserve has everything imaginable for those outdoor adventurers who crave some time spent living it up lakeside. From getting out there on the water in a boat or diving in for a swim, this lovely specimen of Kentucky glory boasts great fishing as well as a superb setting for getting back to nature, whether you’re hiking trails or getting sporty on horseback, teeing-up on the golf course, or aiming true on the archery range. “Lake Barkley is only five minutes away from Land Between the Lakes and has some amazing family-oriented facilities that offer something for everyone to enjoy regardless of their age or their interests,” says Lake Barkley State Resort Park Manager David Miller. If you love a great hunt, be sure to pack along your bird-watching gear or test your skills at orienteering. You’ll get lost in wonder at all there is to see and do, but you’ll never lose sight of how beautiful this place really is.

experience you choose, whether you love to rough-it or prefer to have luxurious amenities close at hand. “Lake Barkley Lodge really is something to behold and is the largest wood and glass structure east of the Mississippi. It was designed by renowned architect Edward Durell Stone using Western cedar, Douglas fir, and three and a half acres of glass to provide unobstructed views of the lake from almost every one of our rooms,” Miller says. With 120 rooms and four suites, Lake Barkley Lodge offers private balconies to each of their guests as well as a dining room with panoramic and scenic views from any seat in their light-filled restaurant and a menu full of freshly made dishes rich with local flavor. Fresh off the lake, the memories you make here will make your love of Kentucky run deep. Lake Barkley State Resort Park is located at 3500 State Park Rod, Cadiz, Kentucky 42211. For more information, call (270) 924-1131 or visit www.parks.ky.gov/parks/resortparks/lake-barkley/

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WILMA RUDOLPH EVENT CENTER

United Way Annual Membership Meeting S TO R Y & P H OTO G R A P H Y B Y TO N Y C E N TO N Z E

United Way of the Greater Clarksville Region (UWGCR) hosted its Annual Membership Meeting and Campaign Celebration Thursday, May 11. UWGCR CEO Ginna Holleman led the meeting with approximately 250 local supporters in attendance at the Wilma Rudolph Event Center. A highlight of the program was the presentation of awards to local businesses, organizations and individuals who contributed greatly to the success of this year’s campaign. The coveted Ben C. Parks Award was presented to Legends Bank. Norm Brumblay received the Ambassador’s Award, and Princess Lagan was named Volunteer of the Year. Trane/Ingersoll Rand won the Highest Giving Campaign Award, contributing $204,365. The meeting culminated with the giant event center doors being opened as a helicopter arrived and hovered outside. Garnett Ladd lowered a banner that announced the total of funds raised during the 2016-2017 campaign $1,081,065.

Norm Brumblay & Ginna Holleman

Jamie Wiesemann, Jason Miller & Sara Miller

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Ashley Lawton, Kristin Cain & Paige Shearon

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Valerie Guzman & Ian Pasley

Trissi Malcom, Jamie Byard, Dawn Beck, Aubrey Cagle & Emily Johnson

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Catherine Fearn & Sherrie Pickering

Sonja Williams & Helen Gross

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Terrie Williams, Diana Akin & Anita Atchley

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Walk to End Alzheimer’s - Clarksville Liberty Park, Saturday, October 7, 8:00am Join us for music, games, and festivities. Children and dogs welcome!

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Military Appreciation Scavenger Hunt S TO R Y & P H OTO G R A P H Y B Y TO N Y C E N T R O N Z E

Janie Corley of Christian Way Farm teamed up with Ft. Campbell Armed Services YMCA Program Director Kim Williams to host their annual Scavenger Hunt Saturday, May 13. “Kim brought this idea to us a few years back,” Corley said. “It’s a chance for us to do something for Fort Campbell families as part of Military Appreciation Month. There is a scavenger hunt and we offer free food, prizes, and discounted admission. “Kim and her crew give away hot dogs and popcorn. Our friends in Hopkinsville donated items. The people at Tangy Roots, Chick-fil-A, Joelle’s Bakery, Senor Lopez Cantina and many others were so gracious in donating door prizes.” Andrea Hunter, Melissa Plemmons, Larry Krieg & Kim, Bill & Linda Williams

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Ashley, Mae Leigh & John Hay

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Katrice Rivera & Kayla Bass

Cheryl, Ross, David & Brandon Duckett

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“With my new hip and his new knee, it’s hard to keep up with us!” Ginny’s hip hurt so much, she thought she’d never walk without pain again. But that was before her hip replacement at Tennova. As Ginny said, “Now, I exercise and do yoga with no pain whatsoever. And after Ron went through the process with me, he was so impressed that he scheduled his knee replacement just a few weeks later.” Ron said, “I had my surgery and was walking the same day. We’ve already referred several friends. That tells you a lot!”

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Don’t Skip The Doctor Brought to you by Tennova Medical Group Men lead morbidity rates for almost every leading cause of death in the United States. There’s a reason for that. Men aren’t proactive about going to the doctor. In fact, a 2009 report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that they’re 80 percent less likely than women to have regular medical care. Often when men do go to the doctor, it’s because they either have symptoms they can’t ignore, or they are pushed into their visit by a loved one. Reasons men frequently give for not going to the doctor include: 1. It Costs Too Much - Men tend to avoid doctor’s appointments because of concerns over whether or not they can afford it. Fortunately, many more people are covered by health insurance now, so the out-of-pocket expense might be less. It’s important to understand your coverage, including specific doctors and hospitals. 2. I Don’t Have a Doctor - Finding a doctor can be easy once you know who your insurance covers. Visit Tennova.com to find a primary care physician near you. 3. Avoiding Pain or Discomfort - Men sometimes worry they’ll have to undergo a procedure or test that will be painful or uncomfortable. Fear of the unknown is understandable and valid, but it’s also something that conversations with your primary care doctor can alleviate. 4. But I Feel Fine - Insisting there’s nothing wrong is another common excuse. While you might actually be fine, many conditions don’t show symptoms until they’ve already reached a serious state—lung cancer, for example. Some conditions, such as high blood pressure, might only be detected when something worse occurs, such as a heart attack or stroke. If you visit your doctor regularly, even when you feel fine, you can undergo the screenings that can identify an underlying problem. Together, you and your doctor can develop a plan to improve your lifestyle and lower your risk for health complications. Living a healthy life takes commitment and involves doing things you don’t always enjoy. Regular visits to your primary care physician, however, are worth it. Consider them an investment in your future—and in your family’s. Need a doctor? Tennova Medical Group is here to help. Our family practice office located on Tiny Town Road welcomes new patients of all ages. Call 931-502-2423 or visit TennovaMedicalGroup.com. Ask about our same- and next-day appointments. For more health and wellness articles like this one, visit our blog at TennovaWellness.com This publication in no way seeks to diagnose or treat illness or to serve as a substitute for professional medical care. Summer 2017 | www.vipclarksville.com • 55


CLARKSVILLE COUNTRY CLUB

Centurion Golf Scramble S TO R Y & P H OTO G R A P H Y B Y L U C A S R YA N C H A M B E R S

On May 8th, the Clarksville Country Club hosted the annual Centurion Golf Scramble. Dozens of golfers arrived early in the day to join in some friendly completion all to help raise funds for the Clarksville Christian School. Awards were given in multiple categories including closest to the hole and the longest drive in both men’s and women’s divisions. This tournament is held every year on the beautiful greens of the Clarksville Country Club, to find out more about the Clarksville Country Club, and next year’s event, visit www.clarksvillecountryclub.com

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Joel Ragland, Janie Ellis & Stephanie Travis

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On Saturday May 13th guests gathered to enjoy the final performance of [Title of Show] at the Roxy Theatre in Downtown Clarksville. This show, which was geared for a more mature audience, is a crowd favorite with guests returning each year to see the wonderful cast including the theatre director, Ryan Bowie. The Roxy Regional Theatre is one of the staples of Downtown Clarksville, and it has seen thousands of guests over the years. For a full schedule of future shows at the Roxym visit www.roxyregionaltheatre.com Jennifer Latourneau, Sam K & Laurie Matta

Daryl & Kim Taylor

Alyssa Siniard & Diana Zylstra

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nown for its calm disposition, smooth gait, and sure-footedness, the Tennessee Walking Horse could almost be the spirit animal for attorney Kevin Kennedy—and the comparison couldn’t be more apt, as the founder of The Kennedy Law Firm, PLLC, has been a skilled breeder and exhibitor of the well-regarded horses since the early eighties. It’s a passion one might be amazed he has time to pursue, with a daily agenda so stacked with everything he does at the firm, from meeting with new clients and taking their cases to trial to guiding his associates in any way they might need his expertise. And with more than thirty years of working in the legal system, Kennedy certainly has expertise to share. Since first entering the legal profession in 1984, things have definitely changed—not only in terms of litigation but also in the ways that the law has affected the world. “We live in a society of litigants, and the lifestyle that comes from that demands a legal sophistication in every area of life,” says Kennedy, who has an enhanced attention for criminal and civil litigation with an emphasis in automobile accidents, divorce, and wrongful death cases. “It’s wise for people to make legal knowledge a priority simply so that they can maintain their rights and have a better understanding of those rights.” A native of Clarksville who lives on a horse farm that has been in his family for more than a century, Kennedy has a passion for the people in his community that comes from loving his hometown and his steadfast Christian faith, coupled with his desire to serve. “My biggest reward as a lawyer comes from making my clients happy and satisfied and seeing people being treated fairly and justly,” says Kennedy, who founded the firm in 1995. “The motto ‘We are committed to helping people’ espous-

His love for helping people has certainly not gone unnoticed, as Kennedy has received awards for his humanitarian heart and his good stewardship including recognition as the Montgomery County Citizen of the Year; Clarksville, Tennessee, Citizen of the Year; and Volunteer of the Year. “People often ask me what kind of attorney they should hire, and I feel that one thing that is paramount in making that decision is trust,” he says. “There’s a powerful bond of loyalty and commitment created between an attorney and his client that can be an overwhelming force to be reckoned with. The Bible says, ‘The wise seek the counsel of others,’ and we’re dedicated to being that wise counsel for our clients. The Bible also says that ‘two are better than one, and a threefold cord is not easily broken’; and so we always recommend hiring a lawyer who has a very strong team.” As his practice continues to expand and his team builds to include more lovers of the law, Kennedy walks steadily into a future he hopes will see justice served to a greater degree as more people are shown the heart of Christ. The offices of The Kennedy Law Firm, PLLC, are located at 127 South Third Street, Clarksville, Tennessee 37040; 2050 Ft. Campbell Blvd., Clarksville, Tennessee 37042; and 2167 Wilma Rudolph Blvd., Clarksville, Tennessee 37040. For more information, call (931) 645-9900 or visit www.kennedylawfirmpllc.com

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n recent years, litigation has become a possibility over everything from the way a candy wrapper reads to the wording in a will. Some legal cases may seem almost absurd when they show up on the docket for the day, but there are still certainly a number of circumstances where having a skilled legal professional in your corner is the answer to prayer. That said, how do you know the lawyer you’ve chosen really is going to pursue your case with integrity and passion? For 31 year-old Daniel Bryant, those are two of the characteristics at the top of his list in his practice at the law firm of Casey, Simmons & Bryant, PLLC. And for every client he represents in his specialty of family law and criminal defense, he takes personal care in ensuring that he wins their case and their rights are protected. “In my seven years of practice, one of the biggest drives for me has always been standing up for the freedoms and rights of my clients; and being able to alleviate their fears in some way is hugely rewarding for me,” says Bryant, who moved to Clarksville with his family in 2012. “I’m passionate about the law because this is one of the few professions where we can go head-to-head with an adversary and use our knowledge and skill as tools to overcome the opponent; and seeing justice served is like nothing else,” Bryant continues. It sounds almost simplistic, but the gray areas that seem to arise in law can certainly complicate things not the least of which is finding legal help that will meet your needs and win your trust. “It can certainly be hard to read people and know, going in, that they have integrity and authority,” Bryant acknowledges. “I would certainly advise anyone looking for representation to do their homework and meet with several attorneys before they

hire someone. It’s paramount that you go with the one that you trust the most.” After all, trusting that your attorney will get the job done and bring your case to a verdict that you’ve been hoping to hear is the very reason you’ve hired them. “Legal help is important—especially now—because your rights must be preserved. Once you’ve lost those rights, it can seem almost impossible to win them back.” Being right about your rights isn’t always easy, but the wide practice of law ranges in everything from civil and criminal defense to wills and estate planning, which means that, whatever you might be facing, someone will certainly be available to represent your needs. And Clarksville is one city that loves the law. “Practicing in Clarksville has been great because we have such truly skilled attorneys here and a solid set of judges on the bench,” Bryant observes. “That’s important when a case is brought to court because a fair trial needs fair minds.” And that’s one case that’s certainly worth defending. The Clarksville office of Casey, Simmons & Bryant, PLLC is located at 318 Franklin Street, Clarksville, Tennessee 37040. For more information, call (931) 683-0070 or visit www.caseysimmonsandbryant.com.

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FARMING faith S T O R Y BY L I E S E L S C H M I DT P H O T O GR A P H Y CO U R T E S Y O F C H R I S T I A N WAY FA R M

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hile saying, “he bought the farm” might be a turn of phrase for some people, there’s a literal meaning behind the words for Milton Corley and his family, who have been a part of the fabric of farm country in Christian County, Kentucky, since the ‘20s. Using the hard-earned money from his time serving in World War I, Milton’s grandfather Guy bought a parcel of land at the north end of the county and went to work, plowing the fields with nothing more than a few mules and strong hands and building his farm from the ground up. The Corley farm became quite the local gem, its fertile soil planted with crops and its grounds alive with the sounds of sheep and chickens roaming free. And as he watched the farm take root, so too did his family, though time and progress would scatter the Corleys like dandelion seeds in the wind. It was only a matter of time, however, that the pull of the farm would take hold of the heart of Guy’s youngest grandson Milton, who heeded the tug and headed back home in 1998, bringing his own young family with him. Much like his grandfather before him, Milton dug in deep; and after they built a home and planted a few pumpkins, the next generation of Corleys opened the gates to welcome a few visitors and start something that Guy might never have envisioned—a farm where memories grow as tall as any crop and fun is ripe for the picking. Offering time running free alongside the animals at the barnyards, Christian Way Farm isn’t just a working farm open to the public. Sure, they’ve got pens full of pigs, cows, chickens, and goats. But the cornfields here have been planted alongside greens of quite another kind…the kind where seeds and shovels are replaced by little dimpled balls and long-handled clubs. Much to the Corleys’ credit, they’ve built something unique out on the family farm, from the country store that was once a tobacco barn to the picnic areas and the mini golf course. “People are really surprised by the quality and challenge of the course, and we’ve really done everything we can to make the course interesting,” says Milton’s wife Janie, who works alongside her husband in keeping things running smoothly and greeting guests as though they’re family. Scattered throughout the course are farm tools and implements from the Corley farm as well as other farms in the area, adding special touches that you won’t find just anywhere. And that’s certainly part of the appeal. The sprawling spaces here are an attraction that people come from miles around to see and experience for themselves; and once again, it’s become a local gem that’s growing something invaluable as it brings commerce to the area and feeds the community’s economy.

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Christian Way Farm Miniature Golf Course

“We love sharing this blessing with people and watching them enjoy the time they spend out here with us,” says Janie. “Our business really is faith based. The name means what it says, and our heart is to run our business the ‘Christian Way.’ Our mission is to be the hands and feet of Jesus by caring for the people who come for a visit,” she goes on. “Our farm has been prayed over, and God has been invited here. As a result, there’s a sense of peace here. People feel that when they come, and while they might not know why it’s so peaceful, it’s definitely something that everyone experiences.” Peace that’s broken somewhat by the bray of donkeys, perhaps—but that’s just one more thing that people seem to love. That, of course, and getting to cuddle with their pick of animals or trying out some of the equipment, whether they’re shelling and grinding corn on the antique machinery or riding the lawnmower train. “We really thought about ways to make this place special to the people who visit our farm. We want them to feel at home and have fun and learn about how the farm works,” Janie explains. “We’re a working farm, but we actually use older equipment—not like the farms with great big modern combines and tractors, and that makes us unique.” It’s a unique place with unique people and a unique way of doing things—the Christian way—and that’s a seed that seems to have been thriving here since day one. Christian Way Farm is located at 19590 Linville Road, Hopkinsville, Kentucky 42240. Open Monday-Thursday 10:00 a.m.- 9:00 p.m., Friday- Saturday 10:00 a.m.- 10:00 p.m. For more information about rates and events, call (270) 269-2434 or visit www.christianwayfarm.com. Follow them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ChristianWayFarm/


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August 21, 2017 NOW ACCEPTING RESERVATIONS Get in on the excitement of the upcoming Total Solar Eclipse on August 21, 2017, by reserving a campsite at the farm! Christian Way Farm is an official viewing spot and is offering use of their land for the event, with space available for tents, RV’s, and pop-up campers. Site reservations provide complimentary farmyard fun, though tee time on the mini golf course requires an additional charge.

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Dawn and Kip Jenkins celebrated The Party Shop’s 3rd anniversary Sunday, May 7. The owners of the store, which makes everyone’s party dreams come true, hosted their own party in grand style, teaming with a list of preferred local vendors and inviting their loyal customers. “We’re so happy that so many of our regular customers came out to join us today,” Kip Jenkins said. “We get to know them over time and watch their kids grow up. Today we have the Fire & Ice food truck, Dos Margaritas, Pony Palace, providing pony rides and a petting zoo, Space Walk inflatables, and cupcakes from Sensational Eats.” “We even have live princesses from Snowflake Entertainment. All of us work together to help people organize the perfect event. We have party supplies for weddings, anniversaries, and birthdays. We have it all from balloons to pinatas. We’re a one-stop shop for everything you need to party.”

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Jeremy White, Riley Grantham, Julyah & Diana White

Jamie, Jonny, Angelina & Amanda Wilson

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Paisley & Patricia Sparks

Paislee, Faith & Elle Whaley

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Kathy & Aria Williams

John, Alexander, Leandra & Aria Atkins

Inari & Isaura Alarcon


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What’s Happening: K I D S JUNE 10

Movies In The Park Moana Sunset McGregor Park

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Tales & Rails Tuesdays Story: 10:15am & 2:15pm Model Trains: 10:45am & 2:45pm Customs House Museum

Creating with Clay 10am-11:30am Ages 6-13 Crow Reecreation Center cityofclarksville.com/parksrec

Back to School Splash 6pm-8pm Beachaven Pool New Providence Pool Swan Lake cityofclarksville.com/parksrec

JUNE 14-July 26

Appalachian Wednesdays 10am & 2pm Customs House Museum

JUNE 14

Youth Basketball Camp 3pm-5pm • Ages 9-14 Burt-Cobb Reecreation Center cityofclarksville.com/parksrec

AUGUST 12 Creating with Clay 10am-11:30am Ages 6-13 Crow Reecreation Center cityofclarksville.com/parksrec

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JUNE 16

Sportsfest 10am-2pm Wilma Rudolph Event Center

JUNE 23

Movies In The Park Space Jam Sunset Liberty Park

Silly Sculptures 10:30am & 1:30pm Customs House Museum Book Making Time TBD Customs House Museum Celebrate Wilma Rudolph’s Birthday 10am-5pm Customs House Museum

JUNE 30

Museum In A Box 10:30am & 1:30pm Customs House Museum

JULY 8

Movies In The Park The Lego Batman Movie Sunset McGregor Park

JULY 22

Movies In The Park The Secret Life of Pets Sunset McGregor Park

AUGUST 21

Solar Eclipse Viewing 10am-1pm Liberty Park

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Riverfest Film Festival Sunset Liberty Park

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On a picture-perfect day for golfing, Appleton’s Harley Davidson hosted the 13th Annual Bikers and Bogeys on May 7. This annual golf tournament is held at the Swan Lake Golf Course adjacent to Dunbar Cave State Park. The proceeds from the event benefit the St. Jude charities. Appleton’s Harley Davidson even gave the participants an opportunity to win a Harley Davidson motorcycle if they were to get a hole-in-one. This annual charity event is a long-time favorite for golfers and non-golfers alike. To find out about next year’s charity tournament and how you can enter visit www.appletonharley.com. The event center was filled with various sponsored booths hosting games and activities that kept kids and their parents busy throughout the afternoon. Nathan Clarks, Mike Robison, Brigg Robison, Michelle Groves & Mark Deering

Jarod David, Butch Thaxton, Erik Ranallo & Elliot Thaxton

Paul Junkmann & Doug Jones

Corey Arms, Jonathan Arms, Ben Drudy & Ryan Arms

Haskell Fink & Daniel Baggett

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H AY L O F T AT P O R T R OYA L

Barn Sale Pickin’ Party S TO R Y & P H OTO G R A P H Y B Y S H E R R Y M AY N A R D

The Hayloft at Port Royal Barn Sale kicked off during the Pickin’ Party, which was held on May 11th. During the weekend sale, visitors were invited to shop from numerous vendors set up in the old Amish milk barn and the surrounding area. Food was provided by various food trucks and visitors were entertained by live music. This event is held twice per year - once in the spring and once in the fall. The fall Barn Sale is scheduled to take place September 28th-30th. For more information visit www.facebook.com/shirleyannthomas.

Angela Baugh & Cathy Baugh

Shirley Thomas

Jessica Clark, Rachel Morris & Holly Bucy

Amber Garman, Tasha Pursley & Clare Garman

Dustine Wallace

Laura & Mattie Lue Vien & Teresa Turner

Julia Ussery & Etta Flegle

Jess Eckenrod & Tiffany & Emaline Yoder

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Wendy King, Lisa Stanley & Desi Yoder

Sherrie Everett & Katherine Mills

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Michelle Givens & Suzanne Cotthoff

Meg Jones & Whitney Milliken

Mary Combs & Amanda Hart

Lynda Harris, Gaye Palmore & Glenda Binkley

JoAnn Coblentz & Mable Williams

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The Good Life

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ummer is the time to start planning your vacation, and there’s nothing more synonymous with summer vacation than…yup, you guessed it: Sunshine!

You could go anywhere you please, of course. But Florida is the Sunshine State for a reason; and it’s been at the top of the destination list for, well, so long it seems almost never not to have been there. Its picturesque beaches are some of the most beautiful in the world, and the state boasts fishing spots so hot that people come in from all points on the planet to cast their lines in its limitless depths. And while the Keys might be funky and Orlando screams with theme park adventure, the once-tiny city of Destin has a draw unlike any other: sugar white sand and emerald green water so breathtaking that even millionaires drop their jaws at the mere sight of them. Million-dollar views aside, you don’t have to bank big bucks to make Destin your destination for the summer. When you play your cards right and plan things in advance, you can actually score some pretty sweet deals that can help you stick to a family-friendly budget. Depending on the size of your family and your interests, you can manage your vacay in a way that won’t sacrifice anyone’s college fund. And despite the fact that it’s billed as the World’s Luckiest Fishing Village, Destin isn’t all about angler appeal. It’s relatively small in size compared to other vacation hot spots around the country, but Destin is capitalizing in a big way on its wide demographic and huge tourism industry. In fact, it’s a veritable paradise for foodies and fashionistas, with some of the best shopping on the coast and restaurants owned by multi-starred chefs. It’s a once-hidden gem that’s become more sparkling and polished to be out on display in recent years, somehow managing to be not-quite-so-hidden yet still not over-run with flash. Whether you love the idea of being a beach bum with no set schedule or delight in shopping for days on end, there is any number of things to keep you happier than a clam. In fact, you’ll probably run out of days before you run out of things to do; so you might want to put Destin on your repeat list. Every year and every season, it seems, Destin has a reason to come see what’s new and what’s happening, but summer is by far the best time to visit. The beaches are alive and at their very brightest—the water’s

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warm and ready for you to dive right in for a swim or to try your hand at catching a fish worthy of causing a flurry of Likes on your Facebook feed. But even if you never venture a toe into the sand, you’ll never run out of ways to keep your days full of sunny fun—even if the sun isn’t actually in on the fun. All up and down the city are shops and restaurants and even entertainment venues where you can do everything from playing minigolf to testing your sense of adventure at water-slides and go-kart rides. There’s something to do for everyone, regardless of age, interest, and even budget. As the sun climbs higher and the days grow longer, set your sights on the GPS and plot a course for Destin. It’s one lucky village you’ll fall in love with and dream of seeing, year after year. It’s a friendly place to build castles in the sand and a beautiful city full of treasures just waiting to be found.


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FCSC SCHOLARSHIP AND WELLNESS CEREMONY S TO R Y & P H OTO G R A P H Y B Y TO N Y C E N TO N Z E

The Fort Campbell Spouses Club met at Cole Park Commons May 17 to hold its annual Scholarship and Welfare Ceremony. “ … And They’re Off “ was a Kentucky Derby themed luncheon where members of the club wore elegant outfits and Derbyinspired hats, but the day was about honoring the chosen recipients. “We are presenting more than $55,000 in grants this year,” FCSC President, Allison Beeman said. “We hold two major fund-raising events each year, including Vice Night in the Spring, and then present the awards at the fiscal year’s final luncheon.” This year, committees consisting of 10 – 12 club members were formed to review the applications. More than 30 were for high school and continuing education grants, more than 30 were for the club’s welfare grants. Names of committee members are not revealed, and applicant’s names are redacted. Colleen Murphy, Stella Hulse & Tia Slaughter

Deanna, Kaitlan & David Mclaughlin

Natalie Allen, Katherine D’Amato & Shannon Williams

Stacy Daniels, Betsy & Grace Gilland

Candace Woodbury & Keilah Dyer

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MABRY CONCERT HALL

Gateway Chamber Orchestra S TO R Y & P H OTO G R A P H Y B Y TO N Y C E N TO N Z E

Clarksville’s Gateway Chamber Orchestra gave its final performance of the 2016 – 2017 season on Sunday, April 30 at APSU’s George & Sharon Mabry Concert Hall. The GCO was formed in 2008 and is recognized as one of the leading new American ensembles. Conductor Greg Wolynec and a worldclass ensemble bring a fresh mix of traditional works, obscure musical gems and contemporary works to an appreciative Middle Tennessee audience. Celebrating Nature’s Beauty opened with works by George Butterworth, and John Luther Adams. After a brief intermission, the GCO, conducted by Gregory Wolynec, performed a flawless rendition of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 6 in F, Op. 68 Pastoral (1808). Sunday’s concert and reception at Fortera Stadium’s Governor’s Club was sponsored by Hand Family Companies and Budweiser.

Alyssa & Ben Pierce

Terry Griffin, Charles Hand & Mabel Larson

Brooklyn, Amy & Emily Greene & Linette Ortiz

Ann Silverberg & Michael Samis

Anne Black & Eric Branscome

Virginia Lowe, Linda Nichols & Diane McGuffee

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APSU ART & DESIGN BUILDING

Trappings Art Exhibit S TO R Y & P H OTO G R A P H Y B Y L U C A S R YA N C H A M B E R S

Trappings, an art exhibit by Steven Walker, was hosted by the Department of Art and Design at Austin Peay State University on April 24th. The event, which was a culmination of months of work,was not only the final art exhibit at Austin Peay for Steven Walker, but it was also the last senior art exhibit in the Trahern Building at Austin Peay. It was a highly-anticipated night complete with a caterer for all its guests, who were from all over the region. To find out more about Austin Peay’s Department of Art and Design and its upcoming events visit www.apsu.edu.

Hannah Burkhart, Alex Snyder & Ellie McLaughlin

Barry Kitterman & Jim Diehr

Billy Renkl & Susan Bryant

Chloe Clark & Sophia Eisenbart

Charles & Dorothy Kelley

Adam & Jennifer Flati

Bob Privett & Jim Clemmer

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The Art of Living

Manning THE GRILL STORY BY LIESEL SCHMIDT

We all know that summer is the season for getting the grill all fired up and ready to shine—and if you’re a manly man (and we all know you are, right?), this is also the season to show your mad skills at the grill. Every steak, burger, and dog you cook to juicy perfection is a veritable jewel in your crown, each beautiful char-mark proof that you—yes, you—are the tamer of the open flame. Your skills are matchless, and now is the time to sit high on your thrown and let the crowds be wowed, stunned into silence as they bite into your masterpieces of meat… Well, whether or not that was a glimpse into reality or just how you imagine yourself, summer is undeniably grilling season. And even if your time manning the grill doesn’t always turn out quite as boast-worthy as you’d hoped, you can still have fun breaking out the briquettes…or doing whatever it is you do to get your grill going. Which brings to mind the question: Is there a top dog when it comes to grills? Both charcoal and gas have their pros and cons, and so we shall take a closer look at what sets them apart. While gas grills might be easily ignited and maintain an even temperature, they’re by far the more expensive option (though who among us isn’t tempted to sink a tidy sum into one of those shiny beasts with all the knobs and gadgetry that make the pricey gas grills so…pretty? Two words, people: Stainless. Steel. Just sayin’.). To delve below the superficial (and did we mention shiny?) allure of gas grills, the gas flame doesn’t quite impart the smoky flavor inherent to grilling over charcoals or woodchips, so if you’re in love with the distinctive flavor and aroma that readily springs to mind when you think of summertime grillin’, you might want to scale back a bit and cast your eyes on traditional charcoal grills. But do remember: The charcoal method is neither for the impatient nor the overly tidy, as coal is generally messy and sometimes on the tricky side to ignite. Another downside? It can take a little while to reach the desired temperature. Once you’ve got your grill, the options of what you can cook on that grated-glory are endless, from the more expected array of meats to things that make you go hmmmmm…like pizza…and dare we say desserts? Tap into your imagination and let it run wild. This is your domain, so keep it conquered!

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How it’s

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SOME TIPS FOR GILLING THE BEST BEEF BURGERS FROM KENT WHITAKER, AUTHOR OF GREAT AMERICAN GRILLING & PAST Emeril Live BBQ Recipe Contest WINNER BY LYDA KAY FERREE, THE SOUTHERN LIFESTYLES LADY

• Grill your burgers over high heat to sear the outside. • Avoid using your spatula to press down on your burgers while cooking. • Flip your burgers only one time. Cook about three minutes on each side for medium rare plus. • If you get a flare up, cover the grill. • Allow your burgers to rest for a few minutes before serving.

Limoncello Grilled Pork Roast 1 (3- to 4-pound) pork roast 1⁄2 cup limoncello 1 tablespoon minced garlic 1 tablespoon minced onion

3 teaspoons rosemary 3 teaspoons thyme Parsley flakes Salt and pepper to taste

Place pork roast in a large heavy-duty zip-close bag. Combine limoncello with garlic and onion; pour over roast. Chill 2 to 3 hours. Remove pork roast from marinade and rub with rosemary, thyme, parsley, salt and pepper. Grill on a preheated medium-high grill, turning as needed. Keep grill lid closed as much as possible. About halfway through grilling process, remove pork roast from direct heat and place on several sheets of aluminum foil. Gently pour some of the remaining marinade over pork and wrap tightly. Finish grilling process on an upper rack, turning as needed. Grill to an internal temperature of 140°. Rest roast several minutes before slicing. Serve with Limoncello Sauce on the side. LIMONCELLO SAUCE: 1 cup ketchup 1⁄2 cup yellow mustard 1⁄4 cup minced onion 1⁄4 cup minced red bell pepper 1⁄4 cup Worcestershire sauce 1⁄4 cup limoncello 1⁄2 tablespoon brown sugar Salt and pepper to taste For Sauce: Combine all ingredients in a saucepan and simmer over medium heat until vegetables are soft. Serve warm. Great American Grilling by Kent Whitaker Summer 2017 | www.vipclarksville.com • 79 www.GreatAmericanPublishers


O’CONNOR’S IRISH PUB

business After Hours S TO R Y & P H OTO G R A P H Y B Y TO N Y C E N TO N Z E

The May installment of the Clarksville Area Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours was well attended Thursday, May 18. The event was once again hosted by perennial favorite, O’Connor’s Irish Pub. Warmer-than-usual weather moved this year’s effort inside, but O’Connor’s owner, Greg Parbs and his staff did a great job of making a packed house feel welcome. Local business and community leaders enjoyed complimentary food and beverages and a chance to network with their counterparts. The crowd was also treated to live music from Backroad Brigade.

Amanda Valdes, Mary Lynn & Danielle O’Neal

Janese Clary, Crimson & Heather Mayweather

Kathy Smith & Michael Szalapski

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Camille Santora & Shelley Hutchinson

Lynn Brake, Dwight Staggs & Valeri Donaghey


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HOPKINSVILLE GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB

Brag N’ Rights Golf Classic S TO R Y & P H OTO G R A P H Y B Y K A L A N A L D E R

The 2017 Christian County Chamber of Commerce BRAG ‘N RIGHTS GOLF CLASSIC was held on May 9th and 10th. This event occurs every year where teams come together to compete for special prizes. A variety of businesses around town will create a team to try and claim the top spot or have Brag N’ Rights. The classic has a scramble format with up to 32 teams competing each day, and a luncheon will be held.. Generous donations were given to make this event a success. Teams competed for 1st, 2nd, 5th and 12th place cash prizes. There were also chances to win a 2017 Chevy Cruze donated by Patriot Chevrolet Buick GMC, a one-year membership to the Hopkinsville Country Club, a Kubota X1140, donated by H&R Agri-Power, and a $10,000 cash prize donated by Heritage Bank. All of these awesome donations got the golfers pumped and ready to go each day. You could tell everyone was very happy to take a day off work and enjoy the day. For more information on the annual Golf Classic please contact the Christian County Chamber of Commerce by liking them on Facebook or visiting www.christiancountychamber.com.

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Joey & Scott Jackson

Jessie Dempsey

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VIP Clarksville Summer 2017  

The Gentlemen's Issue, featuring editorials on grilling, men's health, Father's Day gift suggestions, Attorney Profiles, a Land Between The...

VIP Clarksville Summer 2017  

The Gentlemen's Issue, featuring editorials on grilling, men's health, Father's Day gift suggestions, Attorney Profiles, a Land Between The...