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Posted on: October 9, 2020

‘Come As You Aren’t’ virtual costume contest Oct. 19-26

virtual costume contest

COOKEVILLE – Get those “boo-tiful” costumes ready.

Cookeville Leisure Services is offering a new “Come As You Aren’t” virtual costume contest Oct. 19-26 with categories for children, adults and groups.

“If you love getting dressed up for Halloween, we encou...

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Posted on: October 9, 2020

Carving Up Cookeville: Registration open for new pumpkin carving contest

Carving Up Cookeville contest

COOKEVILLE – A fun Halloween tradition just got competitive.

Carving Up Cookeville, a new pumpkin carving contest presented by Cookeville Leisure Services, is open for registration.

“This contest is a great way for everyone, adults and c...

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Posted on: September 29, 2020

Cookeville Depot showing free classic films Fridays in October

People watch classic movies at the Cookeville Depot.

COOKEVILLE – The beloved extraterrestrial with a glowing fingertip will charm moviegoers this Friday during Classic Cinema at the Depot.

“This is an opportunity for families to catch a free classic film on the Cookeville Depot grounds w...

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Posted on: September 16, 2020

Dogwood Park fountain repairs unlikely this fall

Dogwood Park fountain off

COOKEVILLE – Dogwood Park’s interactive fountain is likely off for the season.

The fountain has been inoperable since Sept. 3 due to a pump house failure that resulted in damage to vital control parts.

“We apologize for any inc...

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Posted on: September 4, 2020

Dogwood Park fountain closed for repairs

Dogwood Park fountain is closed for repairs

COOKEVILLE – Dogwood Park’s interactive fountain is closed due to mechanical issues.

Pumps have malfunctioned and compromised valves and control equipment.

“We’re still evaluating the damage and needed repairs,&rd...

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Posted on: August 18, 2020

‘Suffrage Centennial 1920-2020’ opens Aug. 21 at Cookeville History Museum

A museum docent looks at the Suffrage Centennial 1920-2020 exhibit at Cookeville History Museum.

COOKEVILLE – It was a landmark moment in American and Tennessee history – the ratification of the 19th Amendment on Aug. 18, 1920, giving women the right to vote.

Cookeville History Museum is marking that moment 100 years later with the...

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Posted on: June 10, 2020

Cookeville History Museum documenting local COVID-19 quarantine stories

COVID-19 mask-Richard Fielding Cooke

COOKEVILLE – “What was life like during the pandemic of 2020?”

Cookeville History Museum is preparing for the time when future generations will ask that question by collecting as many local “quarantine stories&rd...

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