Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN


November 25, 2013

Coat drive to assist Crab Orchard Care Center

CROSSVILLE — The Cumberland Medical Center Wellness Complexes at Crossville and Fairfield Glade are participating in a coat drive to benefit the Crab Orchard Care Center. Coats and jackets will be accepted at the Wellness Complex at Crossville, 130 Woodmere Mall on Hwy. 127, and the Wellness Complex at Fairfield Glade, 130 Stonehenge Dr.

The Complexes' Tai Chi instructor, Drew Landrus, a long-time organizer supporting the Care Center, will see the coats are delivered to persons in need. Landrus was in the U.S. military for 20 years, retiring as a Lt. Colonel. He was in special forces, as well as the Army space program. He worked an additional 13 years in the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office.

For additional information, about the Crab Orchard project, call the Crossville Complex at 456-8870. The Fairfield Glade Complex is at 707-8420.

The Crab Orchard Care Center, now in its ninth year of operation, is located at 87 Commerce St., Crab Orchard. The Care Center is open at 1 p.m. each Wednesday to provide food for those in need of supplementary support. On average 70 families are provided with approximately three days of food at each visit. Additionally, the Care Center provides weekend food through the Second Harvest Backpack Program for economically disadvantaged children attending either Crab Orchard or Pine View Elementary Schools.

Beginning in January 2014, the Care Center will work with the St. Mary’s Legacy Foundation of Knoxville to provide a twice-monthly free mobile medical clinic for persons without medical insurance or the means to pay for care.

According to Landrus, the Care Center needs canned food items, winter coats and financial support. The canned food items and winter coats can be dropped off at either of the Wellness Complexes. Checks for financial support should be made out to the Crab Orchard Care Center and sent directly to the Crab Orchard Care Center, P.O. Box 274, Crab Orchard, TN 37723.

Text Only
  • 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

  • Parkinson’s therapies help patients live big and loud

    Parkinson’s disease has famously affected the lives of celebrities like Michael J. Fox and Muhammad Ali. But whether a person with Parkinson’s is world famous or a next-door neighbor, new therapies are offering hope for a better quality of life.

    July 22, 2014

  • 8-5 CATS in Palace-Carole Jarboe Cullen - waterfall.jpg Local art event planned at CATS

    Plans are being made for an event sponsored by the CATS Gallery at the Palace Theatre, 72 South Main St., Crossville, Tuesday, Aug. 5, beginning at 6 p.m. There will be refreshments, music and an opportunity to view a performance painting by artist Chuck Jensen. A live auction of donated art pieces will begin at 7:30 p.m. with the opportunity to "Be a Cool Cat — Buy Local Art." There is free admission, but it is advisable to get a free ticket at the CATS Gallery in the middle section of the Crossville Mall, at the Palace Theatre or from any participating member of CATS. During the event, original art items including paintings, photographs, and jewelry will be offered for auction, such as this expressive waterfall painting by Carole Cullen.

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • Marriage licenses (Published July 23, 2014)

    July 22, 2014

  • fair park.jpg Heritage demonstrators welcome

    Most of Americans today never stop to think how different our lives would have been several hundred years ago. How many times a day do we wash our hands, and do we ever realize when we take those hot showers and lather up, the long all-day process our ancestors had to go through just to make a bar of soap? Not to mention packing water to the house and heating it up over a wood fire just to have a bath and wash clothes. Times are changing faster than ever.

    July 21, 2014 1 Photo

  • pleasant hill ramblings.jpg Mathes restores a bit of Pleasant Hill's history

    Miss Alice Adshead, RN, created a “wilderness trail” through the woods just down the hill from Uplands Sanatorium, the first hospital in Cumberland County once located on Main St. in Pleasant Hill.

    July 21, 2014 1 Photo

  • plateau gardening-hydrangeas5117.jpg Prune flowering shrubs: now or wait until February?

    Experts say, “Don’t prune woody-stemmed plants (shrubs, trees and some types of vines) after mid-August.” Do pay close attention to that advice. The purpose of this late-season pruning prohibition is to keep plants healthy.

    July 21, 2014 2 Photos

  • IMG_1850.jpg Burgess Falls offers a big payoff for a short hike

    At Burgess Falls, you can be out of your car and taking in the breathtaking view of the Falling Water River as it falls 136 feet in the third and final drop of the river with just a short walk through the woods.
    But even though the state park is close to civilization, this natural wonder retains its wild and scenic reputation.

    July 17, 2014 1 Photo 19 Links

  • 8-2 colonial dames.jpg Colonial Dames honors members with luncheon

    The John McKnitt Chapter Colonial Dames 17th Century held its May meeting at the home of Joyce Ernst. Those present were Sherry Sneed, Jessie Watts, Dot Brodhag, Kandy B. Smith, Lynn Constan, Donna Hamilton, Margaret Markum, Lana Davis, Sara Tripiciano, Jane Tavernier, Joyce Ernst, Kathy Wilson, Charlotte Reynolds, and Cheryl Chrobot. President Lana Davis welcomed the ladies and followed with the opening ritual.

    July 17, 2014 1 Photo