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Posted on: April 18, 2019

Dogapalooza: Where dogs socialize and their humans swap stories

A mother and two daughters bring their dogs to Dogapalooza.

COOKEVILLE – Dogapalooza is known in Cookeville as an event “for dogs and the people who love them” at Dogwood Park.

But it’s also a place for swapping stories.

Take Rachel Hof for example. She took her dog, Tara, a D...

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Leisure Services
Posted on: April 15, 2019

Storyfest in the Park returning to Dogwood Park May 4

Storyfest organizers and sponsors gather at Dogwood Park.

COOKEVILLE – Look for the big tent on May 4 at Dogwood Park and have a seat.

Then listen, laugh, maybe even cry a little, during the sixth annual Storyfest in the Park, a free event from 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. that features professional storytellers...

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Leisure Services
Posted on: April 11, 2019

Registration open for new Storyfest workshops for adults and children

Storytellers will be leading workshops

COOKEVILLE – An opportunity to unleash your inner storyteller awaits.

Cookeville Leisure Services’ sixth annual Storyfest in the Park on May 4 is now a two-day event with the addition of storytelling workshops for adults and children th...

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Leisure Services
Posted on: April 11, 2019

Leisure Services summer camp registration opens April 15

Children participate in summer Lacrosse Camp.

COOKEVILLE – Summer is a time for having fun and making new friends. Leisure Services offers the perfect opportunity through several day camps.

The camps include Recreational Day Camp, Basketball Camp, Lacrosse Camp and All Sports Camp. All will ...

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Leisure Services
Posted on: April 10, 2019

Docents and Cultural Arts Support Team celebrated during National Volunteer Week

Leisure Services volunteers

COOKEVILLE – “You’re a dough-what?”

As a docent at the Cookeville History Museum, Rex Bennett gets that question a lot. And he doesn’t mind explaining. In fact, he delights in the opportunity to tell about his passion for volunteering and why museums are i...

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Leisure Services
Posted on: April 5, 2019

New fish attractors improve fishing at Cane Creek Park

TWRA officials add brush to Cane Creek Lake.

COOKEVILLE – Some cedar brush here, a stake bed there.

That’s what it takes to make fish – and fishermen – happy.

“It puts anglers and fish together, which is what we really want,” Mark Thurman, Te...

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Leisure Services
Posted on: April 3, 2019

Cane Creek Park and City Lake Natural Areas both certified as arboretum

City staff show the arboretum at Cane Creek Park.

COOKEVILLE – Something new awaits trail users at Cane Creek Park and City Lake Natural Area – something that will improve their ability to identify native trees.

Sycamore, Red Maple, American Beech, Eastern Redcedar and dozens more have...

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Leisure Services
Posted on: March 27, 2019

‘Celebrating Nursing’ continues through May 11 at Cookeville History Museum

Nursing exhibit at Cookeville History Museum

COOKEVILLE – The contributions of area nurses are being highlighted in a new exhibit at the Cookeville History Museum.

“Celebrating Nursing in the Upper Cumberland” continues through May 11. Admission is free.

“Last y...

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Leisure Services
Posted on: January 17, 2019

Fish for rainbow trout at Cane Creek Park

trout fishing at Cane Creek

COOKEVILLE – A fish normally found in cold-water streams can now be caught at Cane Creek Park.

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency released approximately 5,000 rainbow trout into the park’s 56-acre lake in December and January through its annual statewide ...

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