HistoricGermantown

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

Sunday, March 26, 2006

4:07 PM

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Metro Offers E-Mail Reminders for Brush Customers

New Maps, Schedules for Alley Cleaning, Street Sweeping, Mowing and Litter Pick-up Also Added to Public Works Website

Davidson County residents can sign up to receive e-mail reminders about when brush collection trucks will be in their neighborhoods, thanks to a new website feature now offered by Metro Public Works (MPW).
New and updated information for Metro's street sweeping, alley and other public right-of-way cleaning services is also now available.
"These latest updates to our streets and roadway maintenance program are just in time for Spring and the increased outdoor activities that start as the weather begins to get warmer. It's another way we try to provide the best customer service possible to Metro taxpayers while fulfilling our responsibilities to keep the streets clean and safe."
- Public Works Director Billy Lynch

Through the combined efforts of Public Works crews and employees of Storm Reconstruction Services (SRS), Inc., Metro residents can have their brush, leaves, small limbs and other yard waste picked up five times a year. A map of the 12 brush routes and scheduled pick-up dates is posted, and now residents can sign up to receive an e-mail reminder when brush trucks will begin collecting on their route. Just click on the "sign-up for e-mail notification" link now displayed on each route description. If you're unsure what your brush route is, call 880-1000.

There are a few simple guidelines to remember when setting out brush and leaves for Metro collection, including:

* Brush needs to be out by the first specified day the trucks are scheduled to be in the area.
* Place all brush where your garbage is collected (at the curb or in the alley).
* Limbs should be no larger than 4 inches in diameter.

All guidelines for brush collection services are available on the Public Works website. Brush pick-up is provided for residents only and not commercial entities, such as for-hire landscaping or tree-trimming companies. Any business or individual paid by a homeowner to remove limbs or trees from private property is responsible for disposing of these items, and can be cited for placing them on a street, median or other public right-of-way. Metro crews routinely mow, pick up litter and clean alleys on a route system, and the new routes and scheduled dates for 2006 are now posted on MPW's website, along with - for the first time ever -- Metro's street sweeping schedule. Go to the streets page, then click on "Maintenance Route Schedules."

The new route maps were created to encompass the boundaries of more than 300 organized neighborhood groups identified by the Metro Beautification and Environment Commission and the Mayor's Office of Neighborhoods.

"Our intent is to have better coordination of what Public Works crews are doing with neighborhood clean-ups and other volunteer activities that residents want to organize in their communities."
- Veronica Frazier (executive director of Metro Beautification and Environment)

For more information about services provided by Public Works, call 862-8750.

Michelle Cummings Steele
Director
Mayor's Office of Neighborhoods
(615) 880-1811

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3:57 PM

posted by HGN Secretary |

"Jazz at the Workshop", April 8th

Jazz Workshop have their biggest event of the year on April 8th all day long.
From Jazz Workshop:


Jazz at the Workshop starts at 9:00 AM with registration, coffee, and pastries and at 9:30 AM we have classes, performances and sessions that last for the entire day. Two local high schools, Hume Fogg and Nashville School of the Arts will be featured. All of the classes during the daytime will be for musicians and non-musicians alike.
Our special guests this year are jazz legends, Ed Thigpen (original drummer with the Oscar Peterson Trio) and saxophonist Houston Person (originally with Etta Jones). They will be doing clinics during the day as well. This great day will be topped off with a all-star performance at the Belcourt Theatre with Ed and Houston with the Lori Mechem trio at 8pm.
This is a huge event for our community and our neighborhood restaurants have all agreed to participate in the lunch portion.


See the Jazz at the Workshop page for registration form and the schedule for the entire day.

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3:53 PM

posted by HGN Secretary |

Yard Sale Help from the Salvation Army

Holding a yard sale?
If you would like the Salvation Army (www.sanashville.com) to come by after your yard sale is over and help you clean up and pick up your things, set up a pick-up by calling 259-2348 x2.

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3:52 PM

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Save the Date: Oktoberfest 2006

Please Save the Date for the 27th annual Oktoberfest celebration on Saturday October 14th. Oktoberfest is both a fun celebration for the neighborhood as well as a fundraiser for our activities throughout the year. We rely on volunteers from the neighborhood to help out with everything from serving beer to helping out with the homes tour, so expect to hear more as we get closer to October.

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Sunday, March 19, 2006

3:45 PM

posted by HGN Secretary |

Seeking "Das Germantown Kochbuch"

Kay Poole recently found a "Best of the Best from Tennessee Cookbook" that had a reference to a "Das Germantown Kochbuch" that was published in 1980 by our two historic churches. It was written by Evelyn Kempson and Edythe Connelly. Of course, it's now out of print and can't be found on the usual online bookstores. Anyone that has or knows where to get a copy of this book, please contact Kay (KMP704@aol.com).

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2:54 PM

posted by HGN Secretary |

Street Party, Saturday, Mar 25th

Please join your neighbors for live music, good food, and good times! The Entertainment Committee is holding a street party on Saturday, March 25th from 3-6PM on Monroe St. between 4th Ave and 5th Ave.
Please bring a side dish or a dessert to complement the fried chicken and biscuits that will be provided.

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2:53 PM

posted by HGN Secretary |

Hands On Nashville Event, Disaster Preparedness, Apr 7th-8th

This is an opportunity to participate in one of middle Tennessess's largest volunteer efforts. Hands on Nashville (http://www.hon.org) is participating in a Metro area disaster simulation, the Emergency Preparedness Challange (http://www.HSD5exercise.org). Groups and individuals are needed to help play injured and exposed adults and children.
More details are available at http://www.hon.org/specialevents/viewSpecialEvent.php
Contact Hand On Nashville at (615) 298-1108 or exercise@hon.org with any questions.

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11:10 AM

posted by HGN Secretary |

Black and White Beagle Found

Monday, Mar 13, Leigh Maples at the Mad Platter corralled a black and white beagle running scared in the road.
It is a male dog about 3 to 6 years old. His tags are Georgia and the phone number is out of service.
The rabies tag is registered to Julie Wanis but for a Shihtzu dog.
Contact Leigh Maples, 242-2563, madplat@aol.com

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11:09 AM

posted by HGN Secretary |

Knitting Club Meeting Weekly, Saturday Mornings 9-11

The Historic Germantown Knitting Club welcomes all those who, knit crochet, etc. You are invited to join them at Enchanted Gingerbread between 9:00 AM and 11:00 AM every Saturday.
Enchanted Gingerbread is located on 5th Ave N between Monroe and Taylor.
Contact Kim Unertl (unertl@mac.com) with any questions.

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Sunday, March 12, 2006

11:29 PM

posted by HistoricGermantown |

House for Rent

308 Taylor St. Germantown historic district. 3 br 2full bath, bilevel duplex. 1450 sf, hdwd flrs, granite c-tops, stainless st appliances. Walk to d-town, bicentennial/farmers mkt. fenced in side yard. Off street parking. Pets okay. 1450/mos obo. Call Jason before 9 pm at 944-5881. or email boylanjpj@comcast.net

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4:32 PM

posted by HGN Secretary |

Metro PD Newsletter-March

The March edition of the Metro Police Department newsletter is now available.

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Friday, March 03, 2006

6:52 PM

posted by HistoricGermantown |

Reminder:

Reminder:

HGN Education Event

Sunday, March 5 at 4 p.m.

Lawrence Bros. offices at 707 Monroe Street

Neighborhood developers will share their plans with and welcome questions from the community. The meeting will feature presentations by Lawrence Bros., Germantown Partners and Core Developers about future development plans as well as those projects already underway.

Please mark your calendars and plan to attend this very informative meeting. Light refreshments will be served.

If you have any questions, please contact Marilyn Dillihay at 242-2625.

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6:44 PM

posted by HistoricGermantown |

Road Work--Take care where you park

W.L. Hailey Construction Company has informed the neighborhood of the upcoming paving project to smooth the roadways disturbed by the recent water line work. Milling will begin Monday March 6, 2006, with paving to follow. Work will begin at 8th and Buchanan (Salemtown), proceed toward 5th, south on 5th to Madison, continuing on Madison in both directions until completion. All paving should be completed in the Germantown area within two (or so) weeks. On most days, work will start between 7 and 8 AM and continue until 5 PM. Use your judgment in parking on the street around these times; provided that if your car is left on the street during milling or paving operations on your street, the contractor may attempt to knock on your door or may tow the vehicle -- no parking notices have been posted and will continue to be posted during the project.

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Thursday, March 02, 2006

1:30 PM

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DOG FOUND

A young, mixed-breed, female dog showing German Shepherd markings has been found by Jason and Pam Boylan. The dog is healthy and well-groomed though it lacks identification and has an injured back leg. If you have information on the owner of this dog, please contact the Boylans at 615-943-7494.

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Wednesday, March 01, 2006

8:05 AM

posted by HistoricGermantown |

UPS package containing artwork stolen from porch

One of our Salemtown neighbors Michelle Renee (5th and Hume) reported a recent theft of a UPS package from her front porch. The package contained unique artwork and cannot be replaced. If anyone has seen anyone with an unusual package or persons trying to sell or discard artwork in the neighborhood, please contact Michelle at 259-8964.

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