Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN


January 10, 2013

AROUND THE TOWN: Made any ‘revolutions?’

CROSSVILLE — It is Jan. 11. You are 11 days into the new year of 2013. How are those resolutions going? Have you kept yours thus far? Did you even make any?

I stopped making resolutions when I realized as my friend so aptly said, “Do you feel like you could just copy and paste yours from the year before?” When I perused my previous year’s resolutions, I realized she was exactly right. I could have copied and pasted them as they always seem to center around the same two or three categories in which I wasn’t succeeding.

My nephew asked me prior to New Year’s if I was going to make any revolutions. I started to correct him and say, “It is resolutions,” but paused as I realized a true resolution should be a revolution. A revolution is a “sudden, dramatic change” and the resolutions I was able to copy and paste obviously weren’t revolutions or I wouldn’t have to keep making them over and over again!

If I were to make resolutions, one of them may include seeing more plays at the Cumberland County Playhouse. I love watching the live action comedies, musicals and dramas unfold on the stage and need to try and see all of them rather than just some or most of them. This year’s new CCP season looks very exciting and kicks off Jan. 19 with Steel Magnolias. Steel Magnolias is the fodder for two hit movies and now this funny, poignant show will land on the Playhouse stage. It will be followed by Footloose, Les Miserables, The Miracle Worker, 9-5,  Smoke on the Mountain, The King and I, Man of La Mancha, Ring of Fire, To Kill a Mockingbird, Ragtime, A Sanders Family Christmas, Suite Surrender and The Best Christmas Pageant Ever.

The Spring Dance Performance will be “Broadway Our Way” and will feature a triple threat extravaganza, with Cumberland County students singing, dancing and acting their way through Broadway oldies and newbies.

This means the 2013 season at CCP will feature 15 different shows either on the Main Stage or in the Obrien Adventure Theater. That is a lot of singing, dancing, acting and crowd pleasing! I personally can’t wait to see Footloose, Ring of Fire (about Johnny Cash), To Kill a Mockingbird and, as always, the annual Spring Dance Performance.


The TAD Center will host its annual Winter Basketball Tournament Saturday, Feb. 16 in the TAD Center’s gymnasium. The three-on-three events will feature three age groups: youth in grades 6-8; high school students in grades 9-12; and a men’s division. Call TAD Center Activities Director Shane Wyatt for additional information at 456-2859. Team entry fee is $20.

Text Only
  • FFG Resident Services Painting.jpg FFG Resident Services presents painting to the Pat Summitt Foundation

    A dramatic portrait of Pat Summitt, painted by Chuck Jensen, was presented to the Pat Summitt Foundation by Fairfield Glade Resident Services at its Community Information Event on memory care.

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • 127 seniors JosephZarolla-W6.jpg Zarola entertains 127 Seniors

    The members of the 127 South Senior Center met Friday, July 25, for bingo and Mexican Train domino game. Conversation, along with coffee and sweets, was enjoyed by all. Helen Lord called the bingo numbers, and the prizes were furnished by Eye Centers of Tennessee. Life Care Center checked everyone's blood pressures.

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • Marriage licenses (Published July 30, 2014)

    July 29, 2014

  • Habitat-Group photo-Crisp Dedication .jpg Habitat celebrates 55th home dedication

    Anne Crisp is excited that she and her two daughters have a home to call their own. Cumberland County Habitat for Humanity (CCHFH) dedicated the 55th home to be built in partnership with low-income families. Crisp put more than 500 hours of "sweat equity" into her home and has completed 50 hours of self-improvement, where she attended classes on budgeting, home maintenance and good neighbor among others.

    July 28, 2014 2 Photos

  • Gypsy Rose to visit Fair Park

    The Cumberland County Playhouse is currently performing the award-winning Broadway play “Gypsy.” A great American story set during the 1920s fading vaudeville circuit, "Gypsy" portrays the rise of famed burlesque performer and stage mother Gypsy Rose Lee as she journeys across the country with her mother and sister during a time when Vaudeville was dying and burlesque was born. The complex character of Rose could be described as bold and brassy, as she steamrolls everyone in her way to turn her daughters June and Louise into child stars.

    July 28, 2014

  • plateau gardening-springBlooms4361.jpg Match August garden tasks to plant biology

    During all seasons in temperate climates like ours the greenery around us is changing. New shoots appear and leaves pop out of swollen buds after spring rains.

    July 28, 2014 1 Photo

  • Pleasant Hill Ramblings.jpg Landis reunites with Japanese teacher

    There is a special lady living in Pleasant Hill who spent 42 years of her life in Sendai, Japan, teaching English at a Japanese Christian school and as a missionary with the United Church of Christ Board for World Ministries.

    July 28, 2014 1 Photo

  • Lion of Year.jpg Lions Club recognizes Lion of the Year

    Charles Loveday, charter member of the Crossville Lions Club, was recognized as the Lion of the Year at the annual installation of officers picnic July 8. Loveday earned this award for his service as first vice president, membership chairman, eye glass chairman and his help with fundraisers and other matters where needed. From left are Loveday and President Gary Laura.

    July 28, 2014 1 Photo

  • 8-8 counseling center-play with dolls.jpg Christian Counseling Center celebrating 12 years

    Help the Christian Counseling Center of Cumberland County (C5) celebrate 12 years of community service. Dine at Ruby Tuesday of Crossville Aug. 8, 9 or 10. Print the flyer from the center’s website,, and give it to the server.

    July 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • A Time 4 Paws collecting shoes to help Soles4Souls in fight against global poverty

    Attention anyone with a closet! Those shoes no longer wanted are desperately needed to fight the human tragedy of global poverty.

    July 24, 2014