Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN


October 14, 2013

Enjoy the sounds of our heritage with the Dulcimores

CROSSVILLE — The Appalachian dulcimer first appeared in the early 19th century among Scotch-Irish immigrant communities in the southern Appalachian Mountains. It is thought that early settlers were unable to make the more complex violin in the early days due to lack of tools and time. Later it became a parlor instrument, as its soft sound and volume is best-suited to small rooms.

The Dulcimores Group has about ten folks in their band, which includes a banjo, harmonica, violin, and a bass tub along with five dulcimers players. The group played at the Pioneer Day festival and also plays at other events in the area. They will be playing starting at 9:45 a.m., so come enjoy the mountain music, bingo and lunch.

The 2013-2014 Winter Eight Ball Pool League will be starting this month at the Fair Park Senior Center. Rules established from BCA. The league is for men and women, for those who are committed to attending every week during the season. It is established by number of teams and will probably last until April or May 2014. Teams will be picked on the first day according to handicap, on Tuesday, Oct. 29, at 12:30 p.m. Dues are due at that time. If you cannot commit to every week, please sign up to be a sub. For more information, call Mike Livingston at 788-6483.

It is not too late to get in on the Ring & Sing group with Faye Brandon. They are getting their act ready for Christmas, so if you enjoy Christmas songs you should come and practice with them!

Tom Fincher and the Southern Pride Country Band will playing for your dancing enjoyment this Saturday night, for the Saturday Night Country Dances at the senior center. They always have a special guest every week. It is for all adults, 6-9 p.m. every Saturday night, $5 at the door.  

The Fair Park Senior Center is the place for seniors 55+ in Cumberland County to make friends while having fun. It is located at 1433 Livingston Road in Crossville, and is open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. with some evening classes. Visit our website to learn more at or call 931-484-7416.

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