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

Friday, September 30, 2005

12:49 AM

posted by HistoricGermantown |

Neighborhood Clean-up for Oktoberfest, from Pam Boylan

"URGENT HELP!!! I just received a phone call from LaDonna Bowers regarding clean up before Oktoberfest. Unfortunatley I missed her email she sent so I'm just finding out that we are supposed to do a scheduled neighorhood cleanup before the big Oktoberfest weekend. Yes I probably should I figured this out for myself but hey I'm new at this. Sooooo...we are scheduling an impromptu clean up for Wednesday, October 5th at 6pm. Everyone can once again meet at my house and sign up for specific areas. Don't know if it will be as fancy as the last one with coffee and donuts but we'll try to provide water, gloves and bags for everyone like before.

So if you have a little time, and can offer to help:

Meet at Pam Boylan's house at 308 Taylor Street on Wednesday, October 5th at 6pm. If you have any questions please call at 943-4794. Thanks again and I'm sorry this is such short notice!!!

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Monday, September 26, 2005

8:27 PM

posted by HistoricGermantown |

Firehouse Update

Thanks to all those who came to the Firehouse tour. The Board is going to meet on Thursday, Sept. 29 6pm at the Buddeke Mansion to discuss particulars of the prospective purchase. As at all Board meetings, members are welcom.

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8:18 PM

posted by HistoricGermantown |

Break-in on 4th Avenue, from Rob Williams

Our house was broken into at 3:56 Saturday afternoon. Someone
kicked in our back door, toppled the entertainment center, dragged my
computer around the addition but only ended taking my ipod. Police were on
the scene in less than ten minutes.

The polic dusted for prints but unfortunately the perp is still at large. Be on the lookout.

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Thursday, September 22, 2005

9:16 PM

posted by HistoricGermantown |

Metro Water work in Germantown. from LaDonna Bowers

As many of you may have noticed, Metro Water was doing work last evening and this morning. I’ve spoken with Jeff Duncan (who attended our meeting) today and he thinks the work will continue at night through this week and possibly into next week, although he hopes to have the work completed this week. The reason they are working at night is so that we don’t experience water outages during the day. They will complete work at 5th avenue and work on Madison towards 2nd. Metro is trying to wrap up Stage 1 by the 4th of October

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Tuesday, September 20, 2005

2:07 PM

posted by HistoricGermantown |

Found Puppy, by Gary Pace

This morning I found a little brown puppy with a pink collar on my side porch. She is adorable and I'm sure someone is looking for her desperately. She is brown with floppy ears (beagle like) with a little black on the nap of her neck and tail. Her feet are like little dirty white socks. She will be well taken care of until her owner is found. If this is your cute little critter call Gary Pace or Trond Sandvik at 242-2668.

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Monday, September 12, 2005

10:47 PM

posted by HistoricGermantown |

Thank you for helping Katrina victims, from Rich Boyd

Thanks to everyone who brought items. to my home and contributed money
for hurricane victims in Mississippi. Joanie Dixon and I carried two
SUVs of items to Leipers Fork that will be part of a truck load that
left Thursday for the gulfport region. Butler Steltemier sends her
grateful appreciation to her friends in Germantown.
Rich Boyd
Executive Director
Tennessee Arts Commission
401 Charlotte Avenue Nashville, TN 37243-8559
Email: rich.boyd@state.tn.us
Web site: www.arts.state.tn.us

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10:45 PM

posted by HistoricGermantown |

More info on helping our guests affected by Katrina, from Pam Boylan

Several of you have called wanting to do whatever you can to help our neighbor Annie and her family from Mississippi who have lost their home to Katrina. This is why Jason and I moved to this neighborhood. I've never met more generous and compassionate people! Here's what we have worked out to keep help as organized as possible:

We have created a "hot meals" list at Stephanie Moore's house at 310 Taylor Street. This is the brand new greenish triplex right at the corner of 4th and Taylor. Stephanie has a sign up sheet on her side door (which sits right off of Taylor, go up the wood stairs to her side porch). Meals are taken care of up until Monday night, but after that we need neighbors to bring hot meals to the family. We have also created a category to say what you are bringing, that way the family is not eating too much of the same thing! Please go by Stephanie's and sign up to help this family with a hot meal. While talking to Annie she has stressed that it is , very hard to try to cook with so many kiddos running around and babies crying, so they need all the help they can get!

We also are taking cash donations (which you can slide through Stephanie's mail slot at 310 Taylor. Please put in an envelope to keep it together. You are more than welcome to make an anonymous donation if you wish but we would love to know who to thank afterward!). So far just in our little area of neighbors around 4th and Taylor we have raised over $450 for the family. Stephanie mentioned that others are trying to find a temporary home for the young family, so we are hoping that any future donations could go for rent assistance.

Stephanie Moore at 310 Taylor is our new neighbor and has been instrumental in setting up and organizing this help for the family. As you can tell already she is a complete asset to our neighborhood. Stephanie has been checking on the family each day. If you have any questions or ideas on how we can help this family further please call Stephanie at home at 584-3082. If you need her immediately, you can contact her at her work at 373-9600.

Thank you again for all of the neighbors who have not hesitated to call and see how they can help. Don't we have a great community?

Pam Boylan

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Friday, September 09, 2005

7:27 PM

posted by HistoricGermantown |

Gardening Event Postponed One Week

NOTICE: The HGN Gardening event scheduled for this Sunday, Sept. 11th has been postponed for one week due to some unavoidable scheduling conflicts. We’re sorry for any inconvenience and appreciate your patience. We’re looking forward to seeing as many people as possible on the 18th at what we think will be an informative and fun event.

New info:

When? Sunday, Sept. 18, 4pm
Where? Susan Touchstone's house at 1206 5th Ave. N

Bring your own lawn chair and blanket

Questions? Contact Marilyn Dillihay at 242-2625

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2:12 PM

posted by HistoricGermantown |

Business meeting postponed one week

The business meeting has been postponed until Monday, September 19th at 6:00 pm at the Mad Platter.

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Thursday, September 08, 2005

9:03 PM

posted by HistoricGermantown |

Gardening Education Event--Sunday Sept. 11, 4pm

Learn the basics of winterizing your garden and planting bulbs. Here's your chance to listen to a local gardening expert talk about how to help your plants survive the winter and how to plant bulbs that will look awesome in the spring. We'll have a presentation by an expert form Bates Nursery, who will share some of their secrets for winterizing and bulb planting. Come for information, friendship, and refreshments.

When? Sunday, Sept. 11, 4pm
Where? Susan Touchstone's house at 1206 5th Ave. N

Bring your own lawn chair and blanket

Questions? Contact LaDonna Bowers at 259-7771

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8:39 PM

posted by HistoricGermantown |

Fire Hall -- Neighborhood Meeting Notice, from John Horton

Historic Germantown Nashville, Inc. has an opportunity ot purchase the historic fire station at 1312 3rd Avenue North for use as a neighborhood center. Neighbors are encouraged to view the property at a reception to be held on Thursday, Sept. 15 from 6 to 7pm. Please join us, tour the building, share your thoughts and be a part of the this important neighborhood decision.

Date: Thursday, Sept. 15, 2005
Time: 6-7pm
Location: 1312 3rd Avenue North

for questions or more information, contact John Horton at 615-579-3060 or contactjohn@comcast.net

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8:28 PM

posted by HistoricGermantown |

Volunteers need for Oktoberfest, by

We rely on volunteers for almost everyting related to Oktoberfest. Now is the time to sign up for your favorite event: Souvenir booth, beer tent, drink stations, wine tent, food grill, homes tour, Friday setup, Sunday cleanup. Questions? Contact Kim Unertl at unertl@mac.com or 476-8788.

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8:16 PM

posted by HistoricGermantown |

Please help the Katrina victims seeking shelter in Germantown, from Pam Boylan

Calling all neighbors. Here's another way you can help with hurricane Katrina victims. Our neighbor Annie (lives on the corner of 4th and Taylor in the gray house) recently had baby Olivia three weeks ago. As we all know this is very stressful. However, last night around 1am her sister Dana (with her three children ages 7, 14 months, and 3 months) came from Mississippi as their home was lost in the hurricane. They literally have NOTHING and are in dire need of whatever we can help them with (clothes, food, toys). Our neighbor Stephanie who lives catty-corner to Annie is going to Old Navy to get a $100 Gift Certificate for the family, and especially for the 7 year old boy as he will have to start school very soon. So here is what we are trying to do: 1) please donate at least $5 for the Gift Certificate for the family; if we get more than $100 we'll go back and get another gift certificate for them; 2) help the family with food, groceries, any toys that the kids can play with; and lastly, 3) we'd like to coordinate a hot meal once a day for the family, so any volunteers can get with me and I'll get this organized.

Our neighbor in need's name is Annie and her phone number is 477-5097. Please call her and set up times to bring stuff over. Donations for the gift card can be sent to Stephanie at 310 Taylor Street. If you'd like to coordinate a hot meal a day, email me at boylanjpj@comcast.net or call at 664-1157. I will work with Annie and set up a time so she does not feel overwhelmed.

Thank you neighbors for all of your help! This is two single moms with 4 YOUNG children and we need to rally around them!

Pam Boylan
308 Taylor Street

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8:12 PM

posted by HistoricGermantown |

Add'l details of the theft at 4th Avenue North by Ron & Marcia Westphal

This past week two vehicles have been broken into and sound systems stolen on our block. Tonight the house across from us on 1400 block of 4th Ave N was broken into. We heard them and called the police. About six cruisers were here immediately, capturing one of the culprits right away. The other one is still at large, but they are looking for him with the K-9's. Fortunately, the woman who lived there had just moved out, so no one was there but the bad guys. Chances are, they knew that, too.

Please tell everyone to be on the alert!

Ron & Marcia Westphal

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8:10 PM

posted by HistoricGermantown |

Theft/arrest alert from Sgt. Rueff of the NPD

...our patrol officers jumped two subjects breaking into a residence on 4th Ave N. They caught a male white, 5’8”, 195 lbs, brown hair and multiple tattoos that lives at 1600 4th Ave N.

The other subject got away; he is a male black, 5’5”, 140 lbs.

Please encourage everyone to report all thefts (so we are aware) and be on the look out for the male black and this male white (should he make bond) that are roaming around in the neighborhoods.

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Tuesday, September 06, 2005

9:44 PM

posted by HistoricGermantown |

HeLen Walker looking good!

HeLen and Leo have been back in Nashville for several days. We took supper there Sunday evening and found her to say she was much better than a week ago. She feels she will be even better next week and as time goes by. As it turns out her stroke was not as severe as first feared. Only her eyesight was affected and this condition is improving daily.

HeLen reports that her doctors are confident she will make a full recovery.

Please keep our friends HeLen and Leo in your prayers.

Bill and Marlene Odle-Kemp

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Monday, September 05, 2005

10:20 AM

posted by HistoricGermantown |

Car break-in at Boylan's, from Jason and Pam Boylan

Our Honda Accord was broken into last night (between 10pm and 7:30am Friday/Saturday) right in our back yard parking spot. Outside security lights were on at all surrounding houses. Culprit only stole our ratty old CD player that had a CD stuck inside so unless they like the Beach Boys they're in for a world of trouble. Didn't touch our car seat in the backseat that was worth about three times as much. So a really smart thief. He/she smashed in our passenger side front window. Police report was filed. Please let all neighbors be aware.


Jason and Pam Boylan

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Friday, September 02, 2005

4:38 PM

posted by HistoricGermantown |

Katrina Relief Assistance from Metro

Nashville is helping refugees of the Hurricane Katrina with shelter, food, donations and services.

2-1-1, the community services help line, can provide information about services.

The Nashville Area Red Cross http://www.nashvilleredcross.org/ is setting up a service center at its offices at 2201 Charlotte Ave. The center will be open during the Labor Day Weekend on Saturday from 7 am - 3 pm, Sunday 9 am - 1 pm, and Monday 7 am - 1 pm.

The Red Cross is also providing shelters for refugees. The first Davidson County shelter is located at Crievewood Baptist Church, 480 Hogan Road, Nashville. The shelter opened its doors at 2:00 p.m. today

The Convention and Visitors Bureau http://www.nashvillecvb.com/ provides information about discount lodging rates. The CVB also has information about Nashville area attractions that are providing free admission for evacuees from the coastal regions.

Metro Nashville Public Schools http://www.mnps.org/ are enrolling students who have come to Nashville to seek refuge.

Several Nashville organizations are providing assistance to evacuees and are accepting donations.

Metro Parks and Recreation Department http://www.nashville.gov/parks/ will be accepting food donations during the Music City Jazz, Blues and Heritage Festival at Riverfront Park on Saturday and Sunday, and at the Live Along the Lake festival at Centennial Park on Monday.

Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee

http://www.secondharvestnashville.org/ is accepting donations of foo for evacuees.

The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee

http://www.cfmt.org/katrina.htm is accepting donations for the victims of Katrina.

The Office of Emergency Management http://www.nashville.gov/oem/ is coordinating work crews interested in providing disaster relief assistance to the coastal region with request from agencies in the affected areas.

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4:34 PM

posted by HistoricGermantown |

Assist victims of Hurrican Katrina by Rich Boyd

Butler Steltemeir, the artist and former resident of Historic Germantown, has arranged for a truck to Biloxi, Mississippi with a police escort into the city. She needs to fill the truck with items that are desperately needed by victims of Hurricane Katrina. Butler has friends from Leipers Fork already in Biloxi and they report regardless of the propaganda being put out by "the powers that be," the residents are in desperate need of basic necessities.

Specifically they need water, water, and more water. They need bleach and toiletries and basic clothing. The truck is leaving on Tuesday, September 6th for Biloxi. If you would like to contribute bring your items to my home by Monday, September 5th and I will get them to Butler.

Rich Boyd
600 Monroe Street
Mobile Phone 477-8916

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