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Posted on: December 10, 2019

Christmas Forest opens Dec. 14 at Cookeville History Museum

A woman hangs an ornament in the Christmas Forest.

COOKEVILLE – Wispy branches, twinkling lights and fanciful ornaments… it’s the sort of forest you’d want to get lost in.

The Cookeville History Museum welcomes holiday enthusiasts to experience the wonder in its fourth annual Christmas Forest exhibit, whic...

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Posted on: November 27, 2019

Follow the Merry & Bright Christmas Tour of Lights map to find festive homes

Merry and Bright Tour of Lights map

COOKEVILLE – Putnam County has plenty of must-see holiday homes. But where are they?

Fortunately, there’s a map for that.

Cookeville’s third annual self-guided Merry and Bright Christmas Tour of Lights – which include...

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Posted on: November 25, 2019

Christmas in the Park kicks off with tree-lighting ceremony Dec. 1 at Dogwood Park

Christmas in the Park sleigh and tree at Dogwood Park

COOKEVILLE – Holiday magic is just a few days away in Cookeville.

It starts Dec. 1 at 6 p.m. with the city’s fifth annual Christmas in the Park Tree-Lighting Ceremony and Christmas Celebration Service at Dogwood Park.

“People s...

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Posted on: November 8, 2019

Tickets on sale for ‘A Christmas Carol’ at CPAC

A Christmas Carol-Tim Lowry

COOKEVILLE – A holiday classic is coming to the Cookeville Performing Arts Center stage: Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol.”

The one-man show, presented by professional storyteller Tim Lowry of South Carolina, will...

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Posted on: November 1, 2019

Registration open for Merry & Bright Holiday Home Challenge, Tour of Lights

A house is decorated for the Merry and Bright Holiday Home Challenge.

COOKEVILLE – Let there be lights.

Registration is open for the third annual Merry and Bright Holiday Home Challenge presented by Cookeville Leisure Services and Upper Cumberland Association of REALTORS.

“This contest gives citizens who e...

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Posted on: October 16, 2019

‘It lifts me up in spirit’: Health and wellness classes helpful to many

A man participates in a chair yoga class.

COOKEVILLE – As a person with multiple sclerosis, Jim King had been looking for ways to keep his muscles flexible.

When he found out a friend was taking Chair Yoga at Cane Creek Recreation Center, he decided to give it a try. Three years later, he’s still ...

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Posted on: October 3, 2019

Girl Scouts suggest healthy options when feeding ducks, geese at Cane Creek Park

Girl Scouts show their duck feeding sign at Cane Creek Park.

COOKEVILLE – Cane Creek Park’s waterfowl love the people who visit them – and the treats they bring.

But these wild ducks and geese don’t know that some of those treats are bad for them. Neither do those who take joy in watching them waddle up the lake ban...

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