HistoricGermantown

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

Saturday, October 29, 2005

5:47 PM

posted by HistoricGermantown |

NPD notes on Halloween

Police officers throughout Nashville will be keeping a close eye on
neighborhoods Monday evening and will take very seriously any attempts
to scare citizens by giving children anything harmful or by committing
any type of disruptive or criminal behavior.

"Our officers will take a zero tolerance approach to any conduct that
would disrupt neighborhoods," Chief Ronal Serpas said. "Adults and
juveniles will be charged with violating the law if warranted. However,
we expect this Halloween to be extremely safe, as it has been in prior
years."

Parents are urged to closely monitor their children's trick-or-treat
activities and to keep in mind these safety recommendations:

* Trick-or-treaters should carry flashlights.

* Persons should give, and children should accept, only wrapped
or packaged candy.

* Children should bring their treats home for adult inspection
before they are eaten.

* Children should wear light-colored clothing that is short
enough to prevent tripping. Reflective tape should be added.

* Make sure children can see well enough through face masks.
Consider make-up or face paint as an alternative.

* Keep costumed children away from pets, particularly dogs. The
pet may not recognize the child, become frightened and react in a
vicious manner.

* Use costumes that are flame retardant, and use props, such as
magic wands and swords made out of foam rubber or cardboard, rather than
metal or wood.

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5:46 PM

posted by HistoricGermantown |

Flu shot clinic

Metro Health Department Opens Flu Shot Clinics October 24

Metro Health Department officials today announced they will open their
Fast Track Flu Shot clinic October 24, offering flu shots to the general
public.

The Health Department will offer flu shots for a $10 fee (Medicare Part
B is accepted). Flu shots will be available at the Health Department's
Fast Track Clinic from 8 a.m. -3 p.m., Monday through Friday in the
Lentz Public Health Center auditorium. The Lentz Public Health Center
is located at 311 23rd Avenue North. Flu shots are offered on a walk-in
basis.

The Health Department recommends those who are 65 years of age and over,
and those who have chronic disease should get a flu shot. The best
available protection against influenza during the flu season is to get a
flu shot.

The health department will also offer the Pneumococcal Polysaccharide
(Pneumonia) vaccine. The health department recommends those with
chronic disease and those over 65 years of age get the Pneumococcal
vaccine in addition to the flu shot. The Pneumococcal vaccine is
offered for $15 (Medicare Part B accepted).

For more information and update on flu shots call the Health
Department's flu shot hotline at 340-2100 for a recorded message, or
visit our website at healthweb.nashville.gov (please note there is no
"www" in our web address).

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5:45 PM

posted by HistoricGermantown |

Oktoberfest thank you

On behalf of HGN Board, thank you for a successful Oktoberfest. Thank you to our neighbors who took leadership roles in organizing the event, thank you to those who volunteered your time during Oktoberfest, and thank you to those who came and supported the neighborhood through spending money at the event. We appreciate all your efforts.

Best wishes for autumn,

LaDonna

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5:44 PM

posted by HistoricGermantown |

HGTV coming to Nashville

“If Walls Could Talk,” a long running, hit series on Home and Garden Television, is looking for homeowners in the Nashville Area to be featured on the show! If you have renovated a historic home and made any amazing discoveries we want to talk to you. Or if you know of anyone who may fit the show’s description please let us know. The series premiered in 1998 and has aired over 150 episodes and visited all 50 states since. So if you or anyone you know are an energetic historic homeowners who have found items with interesting stories behind them, please contact research coordinator, Keri Grogan, AS SOON AS POSSIBLE at 303-712-3110 or by email KGrogan@highnoonentertainment.com.

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Thursday, October 20, 2005

5:22 PM

posted by HistoricGermantown |

Germantown Pumpkin Carving

Sunday, October 23, 2005
4:00 P.M.

Corner of 7th & Monroe

Bring the pumpkin and carving implements of your choice.
(A 12 inch or larger pumpkin will be needed for carving.)
Paint and brushes will be provided for the wee ones to safely decorate pumpkins.

Master Pumpkin Carver Tim Coffman will demonstrate pumpkin carving techniques.

Apple Cider will be served.

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5:20 PM

posted by HistoricGermantown |

Fall Leaf Collections Begin in Two Weeks

It’s leaf-raking time again, and Public Works is gearing up to help Metro residents dispose of their bagged leaves.

Beginning Monday, October 31, trucks operated by MPW employees will travel Metro’s 12 brush routes picking up bagged leaves left at the curb or in alleys. Crews will make a second sweep of the routes in early December. You should have your bagged leaves out by the first day of collection in your area, use only biodegradable bags, and place them where your trash is collected. Satellite cities (Belle Meade, Forest Hills, Oak Hill, Berry Hill, Lakewood and Goodlettsville) are excluded.
There are several ways to dispose of leaves. They can be mulched in place by a lawn mower, piled up in your yard for composting, or set out in bags for Metro’s collection service. Whatever you choose to do, please don’t rake your leaves into the street where they may plug up storm drains or cause other problems.
You can also take your bagged leaves to Metro’s Bordeaux mulch facility at 1400 County Hospital Road at no charge. If your leaves are bagged in plastic, please plan to take the bags back home with you.

For more information, call 880-1000, or visit www.nashville.gov/recycle.

Bagged leaves will be picked up on the following schedule:

Routes 1, 2 and 3 Oct 31 – Nov 7 Dec 6 – Dec 14
Routes 4, 5 and 6 Nov 8 – Nov 15 Dec 15 – Dec 23
Routes 7, 8, and 9 Nov 16 – Nov 23 Dec 27 – Jan 5
Routes 10, 11, and 12 Nov 28 – Dec 5 Jan 6 – Jan 14

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5:08 PM

posted by HistoricGermantown |

Halloween Party on 5th Avenue

Halloween Party on 5th

Please join your neighbors to celebrate Halloween

6:00pm, Monday, October 31st At 5th Avenue and Monroe

treats and eats provided

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Monday, October 17, 2005

11:03 PM

posted by HistoricGermantown |

Germantown Pumpkin Carving

Join your neighbors to carve pumpkins!

Sunday, October 23, 2005
4:00 P.M.

Corner of 7th & Monroe

Bring the pumpkin and carving implements of your choice.
(A 12 inch or larger pumpkin will be needed for carving.)
Paint and brushes will be provided for the wee ones to safely decorate pumpkins.

Master Pumpkin Carver Tim Coffman will demonstrate pumpkin carving techniques.

Apple Cider will be served.

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Sunday, October 16, 2005

1:28 PM

posted by HistoricGermantown |

Traffic Study

The HGN Board considered applying for a Traffic Study to determine general use of neighborhood streets. In order to qualify for the full study and solutions, the neighborhood would have to experience a minimum of 50% cut-through traffic. The Board feels it is unlikely that the neighborhood experiences such a high percentage, however there is no downside in applying to see if we qualify. Even if we do no qualify for the program, we can still show eligibility to receive other traffic-calming measures such as increased police presence, stops signs, and flashing speed-limit signs.

Businesses in the neighborhood will be put on notice of HGN’s application so that they will know to expect a heightened police presence in the area during the evaluation period.

Intersections of particular concern in the neighborhood have been identified as 3rd and Van Buren, 5th and Taylor, 7th and Monroe, 3rd between Jefferson and Madison, and 5th and Madison. Neighbors are encouraged to share other problem intersections with the Board by relaying their concerns through Rob Earp at rob_earp@hotmail.com.

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Sunday, October 02, 2005

5:33 PM

posted by HistoricGermantown |

Blessing of the Animals--Tuesday at 5:30 pm, from Michael Emrick

St. Francis Day
Blessing of Animals
Tuesday, October 4, 2005, 5:30pm

Germantown will celebrate St Francis Day again this year with a Blessing of animals, especially of the companion sort, at 5:30 P. M.

Assumption Church Schoolyard
1221 Seventh Avenue North

Tuesday, October 4th

Officiated at by Father Bob Hare and The Reverend Rosemary Brown

Light refreshments of an animal friendly sort will be provided

Please come and bring your pet, two-legged, four-legged, feathered, or otherwise

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