Posted on: November 4, 2016

Change your clock, Change your batteries

Remember to Change your clock and change your smoke alarm batteries.

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Posted on: May 25, 2016

Arson Awareness Week

Kids report any suspicious activity or persons by calling 9-1-1.

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Posted on: April 28, 2016

Wildfire Safety Awareness Month

Show your commitment to wildfire prevention by pledging to:
• Use caution and common sense before lighting any fire.• Understand that any fire created could become a wildfire.
• Understand and practice proper guidelines whenever outdoor fires are crea...Read on...

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Posted on: March 4, 2016

Change Your Clocks, Change Your Batteries

• Working smoke alarms save lives, cutting the risk of dying in a home fire in half. Smoke alarms should be installed and maintained in every home.

• Install smoke alarms in every sleeping room, outside each separate sleeping area, and on every level o...Read on...

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Posted on: February 17, 2016

Burn Awareness & Prevention

One of the primary causes of residential fire deaths and injuries in children under 10 years of age is playing with a heat source, which includes lighters and matches! Follow these safety tips!

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Posted on: February 17, 2016

Make Fire Escape Plans and Check Smoke Alarms

Every family member has a role to play in your home’s fire safety. Both adults and kids should be familiar with smoke alarms and fire escape planning.

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Posted on: January 11, 2016

Merry Christmas

Have a Safe and Merry Christmas!

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Posted on: June 29, 2015

Fourth of July Safety

Do not use any fireworks at home. Instead, attend public fireworks displays and leave the lighting to the professionals.

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Posted on: June 1, 2015

Summer time Grillin'

Propane, charcoal, and wood pellet barbecue grills must only be used outdoors. Indoor use can be harmful to occupants by causing either a fire or carbon monoxide poisoning.

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Posted on: May 1, 2015

Arson Awareness week May 3-9, 2015

Kids report any strange behavior to an adult before contacting the fire department or the police department.

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Posted on: April 1, 2015

April Fires are no Joke

Hey kids! It’s me, Blaze! I have some helpful tips to help you be more aware of outdoor burning!

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Posted on: March 3, 2015

Spring into fire safety

“Have Two Ways Out!”

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Posted on: February 2, 2015

February Fire Safety

Don't play with fire. Children 14 and under make up 10-15 percent of all fire deaths.

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Posted on: January 8, 2015

A New Year from Blaze

Fire incidences are highest in December, as well as the other winter months of January, February and March.

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Posted on: November 29, 2016

11/29/16 Emergency supplies needed to assist families displaced by wildfires

The Bristol, Tennessee Fire Department is seeking immediate donations of emergency supplies, particularly bottled water, baby wipes, and blankets that will be sent to assist families who have been displaced by the ongoing wildfires near Gatlinburg and the...

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Posted on: November 28, 2016

11/28/16 City announces second annual Spread the Glove initiative

With cold weather quickly approaching, winters like this are especially difficult for those less fortunate in the community.

Last winter the City of Bristol’s Spread the Glove campaign proved to be an overwhelming success, with over 1,000 items d...

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Posted on: November 17, 2016

11/17/16 City presents newest short film

Take a moment to view this new short film that says so much about our city, Bristol, TN.

There is something special about this place.
From the moment you see the grand arching sign at the top of the hill you know your home, you feel at home even if ...Watch here

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Posted on: November 16, 2016

11/16/16 Most City of Bristol Tennessee offices closed for Thanksgiving

Most of the City of Bristol, Tennessee offices, including City Hall and other non-emergency City operations, will be closed Thursday, November 24 and Friday, November 25 in observance of Thanksgiving. Police, fire and rescue services for life-threatening...Read on...

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Posted on: November 11, 2016

11/11/16 Officials break ground for construction of new fire station

City officials gathered at the future site of Bristol, Tennessee’s newest fire station to break ground for its construction to begin. The station, which will be located at 1404 Hwy 11W, will be the fifth in the City, and will be in prime location to provi...Read on...

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Posted on: November 7, 2016

11/07/16 Ceremony to be held celebrating completion of Beaver Creek Flood Damage Reduction Project

Officials from the United States Army Corps of Engineers and the Tennessee Valley Authority will gather alongside Bristol, Tennessee and Bristol, Virginia city leaders on Wednesday, November 9th, 2016 to commemorate the completion of the Beaver Creek Floo...Read on...

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Posted on: November 4, 2016

11/03/16 Smoke Alarms Save Lives Change Your Batteries

Daylight savings time ends Sunday, November 6th, and marks the 29th year of the Change Your Clock Change Your Battery® program. The Change Your Clock Change Your Battery Program reminds us to change and test the batteries in our smoke alarms and carbon m...Read on...

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Posted on: October 19, 2016

10/14/16 Now Hiring: More than 40 employers set to attend the Bristol Hiring Expo

The City of Bristol, Tennessee is hosting the Bristol Hiring Expo on October 18th in order to help local employers connect with job-seekers from throughout the region. More than 40 Bristol, Tennessee employers will be on hand seeking to fill over 1,000 cu...Read on...

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Posted on: October 6, 2016

10/06/16 Fire Department issues burn ban in face of Hurricane Matthew’s effect on region

The Bristol Tennessee Fire Department is issuing a burn ban notice effective immediately due to the passage of Hurricane Matthew’s expected effect on the southern Appalachian Mountains region.
The National Interagency Coordination Center (NICC) has rele...Read on...

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Posted on: October 6, 2016

10/06/16 Bristol Tennessee Fire Department to Host Open House

Fire Prevention Week, Bristol Tennessee will close out with firefighters hosting an open house at the Central Fire Station from 10 am until 2 pm on Saturday, October 15th. Fire personnel will be providing safety tips related to this year’s national theme...Read on...

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Posted on: October 4, 2016

10/04/16 Employer registration now open for Bristol Hiring Expo

The City of Bristol, Tennessee is hosting its second Bristol Hiring Expo on October 18th to once again help local employers connect with job-seekers throughout the region. Officials chose to hold this event again due to the success of the previous Hiring ...Read on...

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Posted on: October 3, 2016

10/03/16 Bristol Tennessee Fire Department Announces Appointments

Bristol Tennessee Fire Chief, Bob Barnes, recently announced promotional appointments to the positions of Fire Battalion Chief and Fire Lieutenant. A multi-component, highly competitive process measures qualifying candidates for each position in myriad c...Read on...

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Posted on: October 3, 2016

09/30/16 Full schedule of activities planned for 19th annual Wildlife Weekend

Local nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts are encouraged to attend the 19th annual Wildlife Weekend, hosted by the Bristol, Tennessee Parks and Recreation Department along with the Friends of Steele Creek Nature Center & Park. Organizers of the even...Read on...

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Posted on: October 3, 2016

09/30/16 Public meeting to be held regarding proposed Virginia Ave pedestrian improvements

Bristol, Tennessee City officials will hold a public meeting to provide information and gather input regarding a proposed Virginia Avenue Pedestrian Improvements project. The purpose of the improvement initiative is to install sidewalks, crosswalks, and A...Read on...

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Posted on: October 3, 2016

09/30/16 Sewer lines to be relocated along 9th Street

City crews will be relocating the sanitary sewer and the storm sewer lines along 9th Street between Windsor Avenue and Anderson Street beginning October 10, 2016. The project is anticipated to conclude by the end of November 2016, weather permitting.
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Posted on: September 30, 2016

09/30/16 Fall fun being served up at Ida Stone Jones Community Tennis Center

This October, the Bristol, Tennessee Parks and Recreation Department is providing young aspiring tennis pros with the opportunity to both learn and show off their skills on the court with two great programs. First, Reedy Toney, coach of the 2014, 2015, an...Read on...

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Posted on: September 22, 2016

09/22/16 Resurfacing of Medical Park Boulevard scheduled from West State Street to Meadowview Road

City crews will soon be resurfacing Medical Park Boulevard from West State Street to Meadowview Road. The project is scheduled to begin on Monday, September 26, 2016. Some preparation work will be performed on Friday, September 23.

The project is anti...Read on...

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Posted on: September 21, 2016

09/21/16 “Dump the Pump” Transit Day set with free rides and lunch

The 11th Annual Dump the Pump- Transit Day will be hosted by the City of Bristol Tennessee and the City of Bristol Virginia on Thursday, October 13, 2016. The transit systems of both cities will offer free rides and a free lunch that day. Lunch will be ...Read on...

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Posted on: September 20, 2016

09/20/16 Hoop It Up in the Youth Basketball program

The Annual Youth Basketball program offered by Bristol Tennessee Parks and Recreation Department is being offered once again this year. Registration is currently open for boys and girls in grades 3 through 6. This includes children who are home schooled...Read on...

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Posted on: September 16, 2016

09/15/16 City Fire Department receives Service Award

he National Fire Safety Council presented the Bristol Tennessee Fire Department with its prestigious, Service Award. The department has participated in the Fire School Prevention Program for 33 years. The National Fire Safety Council makes available preve...Read on...

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Posted on: September 14, 2016

09/14/16 Bristol Tennessee Police use social media as a crime-solving tool

With the ever-increasing use of social media, a trend is emerging among law enforcement agencies of utilizing this technology to more effectively solve crimes. While social media platforms can be employed in a variety of different ways in this endeavor, o...Read on...

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Posted on: September 14, 2016

09/13/16 Upgrades to city waterlines scheduled along 8th Street

City crews will soon begin upgrading the existing water lines along 8th Street between Volunteer Parkway and Anderson Street.

The project is anticipated to conclude by the end of October 2016, weather permitting.

City Engineer Jacob Chandler said, “...Read on...

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Posted on: September 13, 2016

09/13/16 State Street Farmer’s Market closes Saturday for Rhythm and Roots festivities

The State Street Farmer’s Market will be taking a break for the Rhythm and Roots Festival on Saturday, September 17. “Keep in mind the market will remain open on Wednesday, September 14 from 2pm until 6pm, so come on out and get your fresh veggies and mea...Read on...

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Posted on: September 13, 2016

09/13/16 Full Moon Jam’s Thursday evening concert is on hiatus this week

The Full Moon Jam’s evening concert was not scheduled for this Thursday, September 15, in order to allow Rhythm and Roots organizers to prepare the venue for the upcoming festival. “The remainder of series will continue as planned, with the Thursday eveni...Read on...

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Posted on: September 13, 2016

09/13/16 Bristol Is Tradition

Tradition. This word tends to be used fairly frequently in conversations surrounding the various events, attractions, and general goings-on around Bristol. Its meaning, however, occasionally becomes a bit lost or even clichéd due to its frequent use. Some...Read on...

Posted on: September 13, 2016

09/12/16 Steele Creek Park Wildlife Weekend Photography Contest Announced

Friends of Steele Creek Nature Center and Park (“Friends”) will again be sponsoring an amateur photography contest and show. The event will be held in conjunction with the annual Wildlife Weekend celebration at Steele Creek Park. Amateur photographers of ...Read on...

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Posted on: September 2, 2016

09/02/16 Officials cut ribbon at Steele Creek Park Splash Pad

Officials from the City of Bristol, Tennessee and representatives of the Junior League of Bristol held a ribbon cutting ceremony for the new splash pad at Steele Creek Park. With nearly 3 weeks remaining until the official end of summer, and with warmer w...Read on...

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Posted on: September 2, 2016

09/01/16 Jerry Goodpasture Plaza Dedicated

In honor of Jerry Goodpasture, a treasured civic leader, a city park was dedicated in her name by City officials and her surviving husband Frank Goodpasture III. Members of Believe in Bristol along with former members of the Beaver Creek Walk group joine...Read on...

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Posted on: August 31, 2016

08/31/16 City Offices Closed in Observance of Labor Day

In observance of Labor Day most city offices will be closed on Monday, September 5, 2016. Bristol residents are asked to take note of the following changes in city services:

• Garbage Collection: Monday routes will be serviced on Wednesday, Septembe...Read on...

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Posted on: August 23, 2016

08/23/16 Allman Brothers tribute band to play free concert at Bristol’s Downtown Center

The season for concerts is about to hit its crescendo. Downtown is leading up to Battle of Bristol Weekend featuring the Chesney concert and, of course, the annual Rhythm and Roots festival.

The annual Full Moon Jam concert series will be hitting its f...Read on...

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Posted on: August 19, 2016

08/18/16 City Officials welcome new energy company

City of Bristol officials along with Sullivan NETWORKS welcomed Contura Energy to its new downtown location. The recently formed Contura Energy has confirmed their move to offices located at 340 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard in Bristol, Tennessee. Con...Read on...

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Posted on: August 16, 2016

08/15/16 Parks and Recreation kicks off NFL Flag Football season

Registration is open for boys and girls seeking to play in the Bristol Tennessee Parks and Recreation Department’s NFL Flag Football league. Teams within the league consist of 10 players and will play in divisions separated into 1st & 2nd, 3rd & 4...Read on...

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Posted on: August 15, 2016

08/15/16 Bob Helton Building Ribbon Cutting Ceremony to kick-off

As summer winds down The Mountain Empire Tennis Association (M.E.T.A.) will be celebrating its 25th silver anniversary of community tennis. The celebration will be held at the new Ida Stone Jones Community Tennis Center on Friday, August 19, 2016. Festiv...Read on...

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Posted on: August 2, 2016

08/02/2016 Bristol Tennessee Police Department Re-Accredited

The Bristol Tennessee Police Department accepted its seventh accreditation award from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) on July 30, 2016 in Baltimore, MD.
Prior to receiving this award, the police department underw...Read on...

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Posted on: August 1, 2016

08/01/2016 11W/Island Road Median Project Announced

City crews began minor road work in the median of Highway 11W at the Island Road / Steven’s Trail intersection on August 1, 2016. The work will improve safety and stacking capacity for vehicles making left turn movements from Highway 11W onto Island Road...Read on...

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Posted on: July 29, 2016

07/29/16 Public input being sought for Long-Range Transportation Plan

City officials and members of the Bristol Tennessee/Virginia Urban Area Metropolitan Planning Organization will hold two public information meetings regarding the Regional Long-Range Transportation Plan Year 2040. This plan provides an overview of existin...Read on...

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Posted on: July 27, 2016

07/26/16 Local officials respond to Teleperformance expansion, creation of more than 500 jobs

On Wednesday, Teleperformance announced plans to expand operations at their Bristol, Tennessee facility, bringing with it the addition of more than 500 new jobs. The decision to expand was made in response to increased demand from the business clients tha...Read on...

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Posted on: July 20, 2016

07/20/16 Come out and share some Night Moves with Bob Seger tribute band

The City of Bristol’s Full Moon Jam tribute series kicks-off this Thursday at the Downtown Center with a crowd favorite from years past. The System will be back on the Downtown Center stage for a night of music and fun. The band is paying tribute to one...Read on...

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Posted on: July 19, 2016

07/18/16 City of Bristol, TN taking steps to educate employees and the public about Zika virus preve

This spring the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) sounded a warning that the Zika virus could be ‘Scarier than we initially thought.’ Many local governments are working to control mosquitoes that spread the virus by encouraging community members to remove...Read on...

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Posted on: July 19, 2016

07/18/16 Heroes and Villains to take over Bristol’s Viking Hall 31st Annual Rob Con Convention set

Heroes and villains will be coming to life at Viking Hall on Saturday, July 30 and Sunday, July 31, from 9 a.m. to 5p.m. Admission is $15.00 for one day or $25.00 for two days. Children 12 and under are admitted free.

“Brace for a Rob-Con of epic propo...Read on...

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Posted on: July 13, 2016

07/13/16 City of Bristol goes mobile with official My Bristol TN app

The City of Bristol Tennessee is pleased to announce the launch of a new communication tool for the community and visitors as well. My Bristol TN is the City’s new mobile app. It provides a link from a mobile device to a number of the City’s website’s mo...Read on...

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Posted on: June 28, 2016

06/28/16 Most City of Bristol Offices Closed for Independence Day

Most City of Bristol offices will be closed Monday, July 4, 2016 in observance of Independence Day. Police, fire and rescue services for life-threatening or in-progress emergencies may be reached by calling 9-1-1. Non-emergency problems or concerns may ...Read on...

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Posted on: June 22, 2016

06/22/16 Practice campfire safety this summer

Bristol Fire Rescue and the Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office understand that summertime weather signals the start of outdoor recreation and travel, including camping trips. While camping can create many wonderful memories, it can also result in devas...Read on...

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Posted on: June 20, 2016

06/20/16 Friends of Steele Creek Nature Center and Park begin Nature Center fundraising campaign

The City of Bristol Tennessee has begun a $1 million expansion of the Nature Center at the 2200 acre Steele Creek Park. This is the first major renovation of the facility since it was built in 1996.

The Friends of Steele Creek Nature Center and Park i...Read on...

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Posted on: May 27, 2016

05/27/16 Fire Marshall reminds community about Sky Lantern hazards

With summer festival and wedding season ramping up, Bristol Fire Rescue and the Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office reminds Tennesseans that sky lanterns – which are unmanned airborne paper lanterns fueled by flame, cause numerous hazards when they fall...Read on...

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Posted on: May 25, 2016

05/24/16 City’s Comprehensive Trails and Greenways Plan seeking community input

The city of Bristol, Tennessee is in the process of preparing the Comprehensive Trails and Greenways Plan and would like your input. The Trails and Greenways Survey is intended to obtain information on local bicycling and walking habits, conditions, and n...Read on...

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Posted on: May 25, 2016

05/24/16 City conducts community survey as final step in branding process

The City of Bristol, Tennessee continues to take steps to find a brand that fits the City and describes to others what Bristol is about, who we are as a community, and the direction in which we are headed. In that effort, a survey has been created to gain...Read on...

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Posted on: May 17, 2016

05/16/16 1st Annual Young Filmmakers Competition slated for summer

The City of Bristol, Tennessee is holding its 1st Annual Young Filmmakers Competition for high school students. The objective of the competition is to engage young filmmakers in the region by providing them with a platform to showcase their creativity alo...Read on...

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Posted on: May 13, 2016

05/13/2016 City Offices Closed in Observance of Memorial Day

City administrative offices will be closed on Monday, May 30, 2016 in observance of the Memorial Day holiday. All city emergency services will be fully operational during the holiday; however, please remember to only use 911 in the event of an emergency....Read on...

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Posted on: May 13, 2016

05/13/2016 Job opportunities available at Bristol, Tennessee Hiring Expo

In response to the rapid economic growth and development in the area, the City of Bristol, Tennessee is hosting a Hiring Expo on May 19th in order to help local employers connect with job-seekers throughout the region to fill available positions. More tha...Read on...

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Posted on: May 13, 2016

05/13/2016 Media Advisory - Community EMS Week

Who: The Bristol Tennessee Fire Department
What: Community EMS Week Awareness Bash When: Saturday, May 14, 2016, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Where: Anderson Street ParkContact: Assistant Fire Chief, Jack Spurgeon at 423-989-5...Read on...

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Posted on: May 13, 2016

05/13/2016 Summer’s coming and so are Steele Creek nature camps

Are your kids counting down the days until the end of the school year and getting excited about summer? Are you beginning to stress over what to do to keep them occupied during summer break?

The City of Bristol’s Department of Parks and Recreation may ...Read on...

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