News, events, and bulletins for neighbors living in Historic Germantown, Nashville, TN.

Wednesday, August 31, 2005

12:49 PM

posted by HistoricGermantown |

HGN Board Members Needed for 2006-07 Term

Interested in serving your neighborhood? The HGN nominating committee is looking for innovative, imaginative and hard-working neighbors who are interested in serving on the HGN Board. A slate of candidates will be presented to association members for election at the November 8th business meeting.

Members of the Board:
1. Attend monthly board meetings to assist in directing business of the neighborhood
2. Attend as many neighborhood functions as possible
3. Recruit neighbors to join association/serve as PR person, cheerleader and advocate
4. Work on other projects as the board directs

Terms are for two years and will begin January 1, 2006.

Please respond to jordanonfifth@comcast.net if you are interested in serving.

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Tuesday, August 30, 2005

3:28 PM

posted by HistoricGermantown |

Library 101: Nashville Public Library Online

The Mayor's Office of Neighborhoods will offer the following course:

Library 101: Nashville Public Library Online
We will tour an array of internet sources exclusively for Nashville.
See how to request and renew items in our catalog. Learn how your
community can connect with our public access computers and beginner's
computer classes.

Thursday, September 1, 6-8 pm

Presented by the Mayor's Office of Neighborhoods
Bill Purcell Mayor

For more information or to register, visit
http://nashville.gov/neighborhoods/training.htm or call Erin Williams at

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Monday, August 29, 2005

3:51 PM

posted by HistoricGermantown |

Emergency Preparedness Challenge--Metro in need of volunteers

The City of Nashville and Greater Nashville Homeland Security
District 5 will hold the 2005 Emergency Preparedness Challenge in
Nashville and neighboring Williamson, Wilson and Sumner counties on
September 23 and 24. The event is the district's first joint disaster
preparedness exercise for first responders, health and emergency
personnel in all four counties. The exercise will allow emergency
managers to validate disaster management practices throughout the
district. We will need your help in filling 18 staff support positions
for the upcoming exercise. Needs for Friday, September
23 and Saturday, September 24 are listed below

Friday, September 23 (11 people) :

VIP Check-in at Lentz 12:00p.m. - 2:00 p.m. _______________

VIP Check-in at Lentz 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. ________________

Real Medi/Observer
Check-in at Lentz 12:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

12:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Observer/Real Media
Check-in at Fire Academy 2:15 - 6:00 p.m.

2:15 - 6:00 p.m.

2:15 - 6:00 p.m.

Gate/check point 2:15 - 5:00 p.m.
Fire Academy

2:15 - 5:00p.m.
Real Media Observer
Escort/chemical site 2:30 - 5:00 p.m.

2:30 - 5:00 p.m.

Saturday, September 24, 2005 (seven people):

Real Media/Observer
Check-in Lentz 7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Distribute packets/credentials
7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Observer Check-in
Fire Academy 7:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

7:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Real Media
Observer escort
Fire Academy 7:30 a.m. -3:00 p.m.

- Gate to check point 7:30 a.m. - 3:00p.m.

Escort Hillwood HS 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

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3:46 PM

posted by HistoricGermantown |

Doug & LaDonna's shed broken into

Friday nate or Saturday morning, someone broke into the shed behind the home of Doug Himes and LaDonna Bowers. The summer theft season is still in high-gear, please continue to be vigilent and report all criminal activity to the police

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Thursday, August 25, 2005

1:51 PM

posted by HistoricGermantown |

Lost Puppy--Black & White--7weeks-- from Greg Decker

Greg Decker lost a puppy at 4th ave. north. It's a small black and white St.Bernard/collie mix with black eye-patches! 7 wks old. Contact Greg Decker (259-2313) if you've seen it.

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Monday, August 22, 2005

5:13 PM

posted by HistoricGermantown |

HeLen Walker has suffered a stroke

Nancy Hardaway reports that HeLen Walker suffered a serious stroke on Friday. She and Leo are at their Colorado residence. HeLen and Leo had plans to return to Nashville soon, however now they must wait until HeLen is able to make the trip by car. HeLen's doctor is concerned that flying could aggravate her condition.

HeLen and Leo's Colorado mailing address is:

78 Fireweed Ct.
Tabernash, Colorado, 80478

HeLen and Leo have been devoted Germantown neighbors, and they continue to work to enhance our community. They deeply deserve our love and support.

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3:22 PM

posted by HistoricGermantown |

Found: Black and White Terrier--Germantown Cafe

from Chris Lowry:

I picked up a dog wandering in the empty lot at 5th and Madison. He is a
little black and white terrier with a puple collar and vaccination tags. We
have him now, on the patio in front of Germantown Cafe.

Germantown Cafe
1200 Fifth Avenue, North, Ste. 100

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Sunday, August 21, 2005

7:00 PM

posted by HistoricGermantown |

New e-mail for blog and news submissions

When wishing to post info to the e-mail or blog, send your posting to rob_earp@hotmail.com My previous e-mail address at Ingram is now invalid.

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Tuesday, August 16, 2005

1:30 PM

posted by HistoricGermantown |


It's that time of the year again - time for everyone to volunteer to help out with Oktoberfest. We need people to work in the setting up, serving beer, food, and wine, clean up after Oktoberfest and several other areas. If you volunteer for at least four hours, you also get a free meal! Here's a list of places and times that we need people.

Information/souvenir tent -- 1 person from 10 am - 2 pm, 1 person from 2 pm - 6 pm (mostly to provide information if there are any questions about the neighborhood, where stuff is, etc)
Beer Tent -- Volunteers starting at 7 am all the way until 6 pm (first shift includes setting up, last shift includes closing & clean up) -- need lots of people all day long!
Drink Station (non alcoholic) from 1 pm - 5 pm -- need 3 people
Wine booth -- from 10 am - 6 pm, several people
Platter and grill stations -- still waiting to find out times and #'s of people
Set up on Friday afternoon
Breakdown on Sunday
Homes Tour: We need two people per home from 1-3 pm.

Please email Kim Unertl (unertl@mac.com) or call her at 476-8788 with where you want to work and what time. Volunteer for as many spots/areas as you'd like. Sign up now so I don't have to call and beg later!

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1:29 PM

posted by HistoricGermantown |


The Nashville public library offers homework helpers at several branches, including the North Branch. All you need to be a homework helper is knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel) and internet research skills. Because you'd be working with kids the library needs to do a background check and they also ask that you commit to volunteer for at least 50 hours in a year to recoup the background check costs. The homework helper hours at North Branch are on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4-7 pm. You don't need to be there every week - if you could come just twice a month you could really help. If you're interested, contact the library volunteer coordinator Christine McMeans at 862-5754. They also need helpers for other days and times at other library branches, so if another area would be more convenient for you, give Christine a call to talk about it.

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Monday, August 08, 2005

10:17 AM

posted by HistoricGermantown |

Link to Biosolids and Odor-Control Update

Copy, paste, and insert into internet browser to view entire report:


Excerpt below:

Biosolids and Odor Control Project Update August 2005

Metro Water Services (MWS) is pleased to provide this update on the status of the Biosolids and Odor Control Project. There are three separate project elements included in this effort to upgrade our Central and Dry Creek wastewater treatment facilities, protect the environment and become a better neighbor to the community.

Please Join Us at a Community Meeting for Central Biosolids Project on August 23
Design and pre-construction activities for the Central Biosolids Project are underway with the design/build team composed of Archer Western, Earth Tech, Barge Wagonner Sumner & Cannon and Tighe & Bond. To kick off this $117.8 million project, a community meeting will be held on August 23 to share details regarding the site layout, architectural features and appearance of the completed facility.

What: Community Meeting for Biosolids Project
When: Tuesday, August 23 at 6 p.m.
Where: Neuhoff Complex on Monroe Street in East Germantown

1. Update on the status of the biosolids and odor control project at Central
2. Introduction of the design/build team
3. Presentation on site layout and facility architecture
4. Opportunity for community comments and questions
The scope of the project calls for construction of a new solids handling facility, including the addition of digestion and heat drying facilities, which will convert sludge into biosolids for reuse as fertilizer.

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Tuesday, August 02, 2005

1:17 PM

posted by HistoricGermantown |

Thefts in alley btwn 4th and 5th

The alley the runs parrallel to 4th and 5th Avenues, between Taylor and Monroe, has had several thefts in recent weeks. Both last week and this week, Amy and Rob Williams of 4th Avenue have had their storage unit broken into. The first time, the thief made off with a lawnmower. The second, the their was scared away before he was able to break in. The Williams' neigbhors also almost lost their lawnmower but the theif, who had it in tow, abondoned it when he was scared away.

The thefts and break-ins have been reported to the police.

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1:14 PM

posted by HistoricGermantown |

Illegal Dumping from Metro

The link below allows you to report illegal dumping directly to Metro Public Works. Keep this information for your records and share it with other neighbors.


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Monday, August 01, 2005

5:03 PM

posted by HistoricGermantown |

Condo for Rent, from Cindy Jones

I recently moved into 1410 5th Avenue and I have a great condo that I would like to rent. It is a 2 bedroom in City View Lofts in Edgefield with a great view of Downtown. The details can be seen at the following link for now.


or I can be reached directly at 615-726-4050.

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12:57 PM

posted by HistoricGermantown |

Greetings from the Jazz Workshop,

We wanted to let you know about an event being sponsored by our friends at the Tennessee Jazz & Blues Society Sunday August 7. The next Concert on the Lawn at the Belle Meade Plantation features the great trumpeter and NJW faculty member Rod McGaha. With Rod will be:
Chester Thompson, drums
Jerry Navarro, bass
Kelli Cox, piano
Gates open at 5 pm and the concert begins at 6 pm. Admission is $15($10 TJBS members, $5 students), and people are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, picnic baskets, etc. (Note the new location on the rear lawn) for more information visit www.jazzblues.org

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