Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

November 14, 2013

AROUND THE TOWN: What's my password again?

By Jan Boston Sellers
Chronicle correspondent

CROSSVILLE — If you are like me, and quite frankly, the majority of the United States population, you probably have numerous Internet passwords to remember: banking; online stores; work sites; payments, etc. If we have similar memories, or lack thereof, then you may struggle to recall the passwords when you need them.

Initially, my passwords were the same. It was simple and fool proof. Now, with the advent of so many additional online resources for both my professional and personal life, I am often left pulling my hair out in an attempt to log on to handle something needing my attention. I, as most of you probably are, am hesitant to write them down, giving access to any would be hacker that came upon them. As a result, I normally end up having to go through the change the password prompts that leave me even further removed from anything familiar.

But, I think I may have found a failsafe solution: a website that allows you to use one password to log on and set up a safe and secure site for all of your passwords. I read about the site in this month’s InStyle Magazine. It is called Dashlane. According to the blurb in the November edition, Dashlane automatically logs you into sites and automatically auto-fills. This, at least according to those savvy computer minds, is way safer than any other way to do it and it is free.

I checked it out before writing this article, and my initial browsing indicates its password managing capabilities are just what I am wanting. If you are having difficulty remembering all of your passwords and want some additional help, log onto dashlane.com and see if the site is helpful to you. If I am lucky, I can remember the one password I will need to log into it.

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At least three pre-holiday craft shows are happening this weekend in Cumberland County. The St. Alphonsus Catholic Church will hold its annual Christmas Craft Show and Bake Sale. The show and sale will be held both Saturday and Sunday at the church on Sparta Dr., just behind the Kroger shopping center. Organizers say many one-of-a-kind items will be available. Chili and soup lunches will also be available. Hours are 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. Call the church at 484-2358 for more information on this event.

Lake Tansi will be the site of the annual Christmas Craft show at the Thunderbird Hall. This will be both Saturday and Sunday, too, with hours of 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Art and craft exhibitors from Cumberland and surrounding areas will be at the Tansi show. Breakfast and lunch will be available.

A Friends and Neighbors Art Show, hosted by Picture Perfect/This Old Glove, will be held this weekend at Crossville Outlet Center. Hours are 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Saturday. Admission is free to this local artists’ display.

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A big chess tournament is taking place this Saturday here in Cumberland County. The 41st annual Cumberland County Scholastic Chess Championship will be held at the Cumberland County Community Complex. Sponsored by Highland Federal Savings and Loan, registration will be at 7:30 a.m. This tournament is open to Cumberland County students in their appropriate age level. Format includes a 5 Round Swiss System. Time control: Game/30. Rounds will begin on the hour at 10 a.m., with an awards ceremony getting underway at 3 p.m. Entry fee is $5 at the door. If you need additional information on this tourney, contact Harry Sabine at 484-9593 or email him at hdsabine@citilink.net. You may also visit the website at www.cumberlandcountychess.org.

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All girls between the ages of 8-13 are invited to a Mother Daughter Tea next Thursday, Nov. 21. This is a free event, but registration is required. Cumberland County Health Educator Ruth Lucas says it is designed to allow moms and their daughters to have a fun night of fun, sharing, learning and food. There will be door prizes, gift bags and a free photo of each mother and daughter. The Mother/Daughter Tea will be held at the new Cumberland County Health Department beginning at 5:30 p.m. Contact the health department at 484-6196 for more information or to register.

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Registrations are still being taken for the first annual TAD Center Reindeer Games. There will be a corn hole tourney for students, 5K run and youth and adult basketball tournament. Contact TAD Center Activities Director Shane Wyatt for additional information. His number is 456-2859.