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Posted on: October 7, 2019

‘Puppy Plunge,’ Stones River and Greenway Art Fests, more in October ‘In the City’


Murfreesboro’s artisan community celebrated another successful festival on the Greenway and water quality advocates promoted everything “water” at the 2019 Stones River Waterfest in Old Fort Park in the newest edition of CityTV’s ‘In the City.’

your source of what’s happening in the City of Murfreesboro, is available on YouTube and airing on CityTV through the month of October .

The October edition of “In the City” also features:

  • Cason Lane Academy opened its doors 25 years ago in Murfreesboro with a progressive vision worthy of celebration a quarter century later. Councilmember Bill Shacklett and Murfreesboro resident Mike Tansil share memories of the early days with Greg Lyles—the first principal of Cason Lane Academy

  • Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation is challenging you to Bring Your Own Water Bottle (BYOB).  The new campaign includes water bottles and filling stations for your convenience .

  • Chopped in the Boro’ has grown into a major charity fundraiser in Murfreesboro. Charity Chopped Director Shannon Wheeler shares the beginnings

  • If you’re a dog lover, you’ll love ‘Puppy Plunge.’ SportsCom marked the end of another summer pool season at BoroBeach. SportsCom Superintendent Bart Fite says an unseasonable warm September day brought out large numbers for P.A.W.S.

  • Minor repairs are made to Walter Hill Dam as part of routine rehabilitation. Learn about the renovation and history of a dam built in 1912 from Stones River Water Treatment Plant Manager Alan Cranford

  • The 17th annual Greenway Art Festival featured local artists, musicians and crafts, drawing art lovers from around Middle Tennessee. Over 70 vendors lined the Greenway in September with a variety of art, jewelry, and pottery

  • The 4th annual Stones River Waterfest showcased the importance of water quality with experts from federal, state and local government, non-profits and businesses. Parks & Recreation Assistant Director Rachel Singer shares the importance of collaboration and partnership in promoting environmental and conservation consciousness .

  • The third installment in a series of “What Watershed Do You Live In?” is featured in the October edition of ‘In the City’—Pristine Bushman Creek. Learn how your City is diligently working to protect our water quality

  • MT Boulevard was celebrated on the MTSU campus Aug. 2, 2019, as Mayor Shane McFarland, U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander, and former Congressman Bart Gordon joined MTSU President Dr. Sidney A. McPhee in recognizing the importance of the $18-million-dollar renovation creating a gateway into the campus .

  • Did you know that the Veterans Administration office on Lebanon Pike in Murfreesboro helps women with specific health needs through a VA Women’s Health Clinic? VA Women’s Health Program Manager Carolyn Smith explains how women who served in the military can benefit during Breast Cancer Awareness Month

  • Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore shared his father’s political legacy with the MTSU campus. The Albert Gore Senior Research Center and a display at the Walker Library are worth the visit in October

  • Plus, lifelong resident and volunteer John Verge receives the Key to City of Murfreesboro, Mike Philpott receives the City’s STARS Award and CityTV takes home national NATOA Awards for government programming.

    ‘In the City’ is hosted by award-winning multimedia journalist Michael Linn White and produced by Steve Burris every month in the studios located at Murfreesboro City Hall.

    The October 2019 episode is airing on CityTV throughout the month or anytime on YouTube and Facebook. The monthly magazine show airs every day at 8:00 a.m., 6:30 p.m., and 10:30 p.m. on Channel 3 and 1094 on Comcast Xfinity Channels 3 and 1094, Channel 99 on AT&T Uverse, Roku, Apple TV via Cablecast Screenweave app, and YouTube.

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