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

Monday, June 26, 2006

7:23 PM

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Presentation of Plans for SE Corner of 8th & Monroe

A presentation of plans for a new mixed use building to be located on the south east corner of 8th Ave North & Monroe St. will take place 5 PM to 7 PM June 27th at 707 Monroe Street.
The presentation is to answer your questions, receive your comments and compliments and will be given by Hastings Architecture Associates in conjunction with Lawrence Bros., LLC. We look forward to your participation in the discussion of this exciting new prospect for development along the 8th Avenue corridor.
Skip Lawrence
Lawrence Bros., LLC

Sunday, June 25, 2006

10:50 PM

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Neighborhood Safety Reminder

A reminder to keep and eye out from one of your neighbors:
Germantown & Salemtown friends,

After losing several bird feeders to theft a few months ago and taking elaborate measures to secure what remained, this morning Karsten and I discovered our bird feeder pole and remaining feeders were gone. Not only gone, but the thief or thieves apparently got frustrated trying to remove them intact and bent the pole back and forth to break it off near the ground.

And actually, we were forewarned: yesterday we found that a small feeder had been stolen from the south side of the house, and the handle on one of the secured feeders in the front yard was twisted, as if someone had tried to break it off from the pole.

Not only are we frustrated at the property loss (the last theft included about $60 worth of feeders -- this time, the dollar value is more like $150), but it's upsetting on a much more significant level: the feeders were a memorial of sorts to my father, who always loved feeding the birds in his own yard.

Anyway, I filed a police report, and I'm letting you all know so you can be aware of the trend. You probably already know to secure your possessions, but here's a disappointing reminder to be extra cautious.

Take care and be safe,

- Kate O' on 5th Ave

10:39 PM

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Sundae Sunday, July 2nd

Sundae Sunday -- Sunday, July 2nd at 6 pm.

Monroe Street United Methodist Church would like to invite the neighborhood to Sundae Sunday.
We'll be serving ice cream, banana splits and, yes, ice cream sundaes.
Come on over to the fellowship hall off of 7th Ave and enjoy some delicious treats and fellowship with your Germantown neighbors.
Monroe Street United Methodist Church
Open Hearts - Open Doors - Open Minds.

10:37 PM

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Catfish & Cocktails 2006

Dear Friends,
The Catfish & Cocktails 2006 is just around the corner. We will be honoring Berdelle Campbell on Thursday, June 29 from 6:00 to 8:30 PM and raising much needed funds for the Cumberland River Compact. We have a long list of great donations for the auction, some of which are listed below.
If you plan on attending, please RSVP. This will be a fun and exciting evening that you won’t want to miss. We look forward to seeing you at this year’s Catfish & Cocktails.
- Skip Lawrence, Chairman, Catfish & Cocktails 2006
- Geralyn Hoey, Executive Director, Cumberland River Compact

Item List for Catfish & Cocktails 2006 Auction
Sanibel Island, FL Condo and car rental - (Fort Myers or Tampa are the closest airports) -- One week lodging on Sanibel Island at the Sand Dollar Resort (accommodates up to 6 people). Private condo on the beach with swimming pool. Includes one week car rental from Dollar Rent a Car -Entire Package Valued at $2950. min. bid $1500. Website info - http://www.royalshell.com/vrmgr/rental/PropertyDisplay.aspx?PropertyId=79&WebCode=wksan&ReturnPath=/vrmgr/search/WebGroupList.aspx
Jackson, WY -- One week lodging and meals for two people at the Trail Lake Ranch including one-day private fly fishing trip. Valued at $2350. http://www.traillakeranch.org/index.htm
"Sunset along the banks of the Cumberland" -- by nationally recognized and innovative photographic artist John Guider. A full color photograph (21 1/2 x 14 ¼ inches) printed with archival inks on museum grade paper and is matted and framed (outside dimensions are 35 x 27 3/8 inches). Valued at $950.00 min. bid $500.
Tea, cookies and gardening with Berdelle Campbell -- If you have never spent time with Berdelle in her garden, now is the perfect opportunity. Berdelle and Ernest Campbell have spent over 25 years cultivating and nurturing one of the most spectacular and refreshing gardens in Germantown. Berdelle will spend the morning with you and three friends touring the garden, identifying the flora, and relaxing with tea and cookies. Value - Priceless
Segway guided tour of downtown Nashville and dinner at Germantown Cafe -- Take a fun guided tour of downtown Nashville with your friends (4 people) on two wheeling Segways. Finish the tour at Germantown Cafe for a wonderful dinner at one of Germantown’s hot spots. Value $360 min. bid $150.
REI weekend backpacking rental equipment for four people. Value $155 min. bid $60
Recipient is entitled to the rental of the following for one weekend
(1) REI 4-person tent
(4) REI polar pod +20 degree sleeping bags
(4) Standard thermarest sleeping pads
(4) REI Newstar backpacks
(1) Coleman propane stove
Taos, NM -- One day fly fishing trip for two people in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains and Carson National Forest with Orvis Guide and 2006 Fly Tier of the year Doc Thompson. http://www.flyfishnewmexico.com/ Value $350 min. bid $150
Fly-fishing on the Caney Fork River with Fly South owner and guide Jim Morees. Enjoy a day on one of middle Tennessee’s best fly-fishing rivers. Value $450 Minimum bid $250.
Lunch at Mad Platter -- Enjoy a break from the daily work grind by heading over to The Mad Platter in Historic Germantown for a wonderful lunch for two. Value $40 min bid $25
Dinner at Mad Platter - Dinner for two at The Mad Platter in Historic Germantown. Value $80 min bid $45
Oil Painting by Dr. Simon Mudd - Vanderbilt post doctoral fellow, Dr. Simon Mudd travels extensively and enjoys sharing his adventures through his oil paintings. This oil painting is of a mountainous landscape in vibrant colors inspired by New Zealand's South Island. Value $250 Minimum bid $100
Once Upon a Time Appalachian Mountain Adventure - Two nights at Once Upon A Time Lodge (2 people), includes all meals and your choice of: canoeing on the Little TN River to look for eagles, Hiking at Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest to see the big trees, Fly fishing on Citico Creek in Citico Creek Wilderness or you can relax at the lodge, read a book and hike on the property. Donated by: Ed and Arlene Decker, Maryville, TN. Located 30 min. SE of Maryville, TN (a 3 hour drive from Nashville) Lodging can be booked during the week or on a weekend, based upon availability. Valid for one year. Value $640 min. bid $250
Berdelle’s Sweet Gum - Handcrafted wooden bowl made by artist Brenda Stein from a sweet gum tree once growing (and recently fallen) in Berdelle’s garden. value $50 min. bid $20
Tin Can Art by board member Pete Kopcsak - votive candle holders, value $20 min. bid $12
Tin Can Art by board member Pete Kopcsak - “fireball”, value $20 min. bid $12
Hiwassee Kayaking Trip with Team Green -- you will hit the rapids in the Fall when the crowds have disappeared. Camping Friday and Saturday night provided as well as your choice of fun yak or sit-on-top kayak for a day of rapids on Saturday. Sunday we will hike Chilhowie National Park.
Backpacking Trip to Mt. Rogers, Virginia/Appalachian Trail with Team Green -- Fri-Sun., Aug 25-27, 2006. Team Green will hike along part of the Appalachian Trail on Saturday, seeing wild ponies and gorgeous scenery. Sunday will be a short hike back to the cars and drive back home. We should be just in time for blueberry pickin’!
Team Green Membership Package -- includes (1-year membership, t-shirt, water bottle and cd) Value $80 min. bid $20
Sweet 16th A Bakery -- gift card Ellen & Dan Einstein. www.sweet16th.com. value $16 min. bid $8
River Carving I and II (black and white photographs) by Kaye Savage -- Organic and dramatic shapes and shadows carved into granite by the Tule River. This pair of black and white photographs are archivally matted and simply framed (11” x 14” each) Hung together vertically, about 14” x 24”. Value $120 Min. bid $75
Little Pigeon River by David Duhl -- D. Duhl isthe Watershed Coordinator for TDEC and a Compact Board member. David's photographs have been widely published in state and national publications. Some of his images can be seen on the web at www.davidduhl.com and www.agpix.com/duhl. Value $150 min. bid $75
Painting by Phil Ponder - Phil is an established Middle Tennessee artist and is best known for his limited edition prints of skylines and famous buildings. Several of his original watercolors have been included in the Central South Art Exhibitions, sponsored by the Tennessee Art League. Value $50 min. bid $20
Christie Cookies -- internet gift card - A tin of 18 cookies and free shipping from Nashville’s own Christie Cookies. www.christiecookies.com. Value $30 min. bid $15
Enchanted Gingerbread - Gingerbread bakery and coffee shop at the Germantown Centre will create a “Holiday House” custom made for you. Value $60 min. bid $25
Nash Trash Tour -- 2 admissions to the world famous Nash Trash Tour (as seen on CMT, Food Network, BBC and the Travel Channel). The Jugg Sisters take you on a hilarious, trashy journey through the Music City. See Nashville like you’ve never before as the Juggs dig up the dirt from some of the cleanest, polyester, double-knit, sequined closets of your favorite country stars. www.nashtrash.com value $54 min. bid $20
Zola’s Gift Certificate -- Always an innovator on the Nashville fine dining scene, ZOLA's chef / owner Debra Paquette takes diners on a magical culinary journey around the Mediterranean. Spanish, Italian and French cuisine are the main influences on the menu, but they also serve Moroccan and Greek food. Value $25 min. bid $10
2006 US Open Tennis Tickets - 4 night tickets for September 1, 2 or 3 in New York City -- Arthur Ashe Stadium, upper promenade. You may do a combination of 4 tickets for 1 night or 2 tickets for 2 nights. www.usopen.org. Value $140 min. bid $80
The Kitchen Sink Sundae at Bobbie’s Dairy Dip, Charlotte Ave. Everything but! You’ll need family and friends to finish this one, so it comes with extra spoons. Giant towers of ice cream are flooded with gooey toppings and whatever other delicious things we have on hand into the bowl. Perfect for celebrating birthdays and life’s little victories! Value $15 min. bid $10
Lista’s Cheesecake -- Lista creates the best cheesecake you will ever taste. She custom makes each one to please the taste buds of the customer. Value $50 min. bid $20
Margaret Ellis Earrings -- www.margaretellisjewelry.com. Sterling silver/22k gold, cultured fresh-water pearls. This jewelry is about style. 22k gold, sterling silver, and unusual pearls and gemstones are the materials she uses. All her work is hand-constructed; nothing is cast. Each piece comes to life when you wear it.
Value $270 min. bid $150

5:02 PM

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Monell's 11th 4th of July Big Band and Clam Bake Celebration

Monell's 11th 4th of July Big Band and Clam bake Celebration
1st seating at 6:30 pm
2nd seating at 8:00 pm
Fireworks from 9-9:30
Dancing to the 24 piece Big Band Radio Daze - 9:30 pm - midnight

Menu: Clam bake, bbq ribs, grilled shrimp, fried chicken and all the fixings. Limited Seating. $37.50 per person, plus tax.

Monday, June 19, 2006

10:39 PM

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Neighborhood-wide Development Survey

Even if you missed the meeting this past Saturday, we need to know how you feel about issues of property development in your neighborhood!
These three surveys will help us come up with a plan for addressing new development in Historic Germantown:
More details are available in this committee's Development Committee Booklet.

10:32 PM

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Metro PD Newsletters

Metro Police Department newsletters are available online. The newsletter from June 16, 2006 is the latest.
Don't forget to check back every few weeks!

10:12 PM

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Community Testing Day

Community Testing Day
Saturday, June 24th, 12PM - 5PM

Hadley Park, 28th Ave N (near Tennesse State University)

Music, Entertainment, Dance Contests, Gospel Showcase, Prizes
Free Confidential HIV Testing, Dental Screenings, Blood Pressure Checks, Other Health Checks

Call (615) 297-0783 for more information.

9:58 PM

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Picnic in the Park

Sunday, June 24th
5pm at
Morgan Park

Bring a blanket and your favorite dessert and join us for a fun-filled summer evening in Morgan Park.
Hot dogs and burgers will be on the grill and cool drinks will be on ice.
See you there!

9:20 PM

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New Neighbor: Charles "Charlie" Kennedy Boylan

A new resident has arrived in Germantown!

Jason & Pam Boylan and big brother Jameson welcome a new addition to their family: Charles "Charlie" Kennedy Boylan!

May 19. 2006, 7:52 AM
7 lb., 10 oz.
19 inches

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

8:19 AM

posted by HGN Secretary |

Development Committee Zoning Forum this Weekend

Germantown Meeting Notice

The HGN Development Committee was established to investigate and
analyze the current zoning and design standards for our neighborhood.
The Committee needs your input on past development and standards that
should apply to future development.

Join us for a general discussion regarding the current density, height,
parking, set-back, design, greenspace requirements as well as other
zoning devices such as Historic Zoning, Conservation Zoning, Urban
Design Overlays or possible amendments to the Phillips-Jackson
Redevelopment District Design Guidelines.

Date:June 17, 2006
Time:10:00 a.m.
Place:Fellowship Hall
Monroe Street United Methodist Church
Monroe & 7th Avenue North

The Committee will use the information and suggestions from this
meeting to develop recommendations, if any, to the Board of Directors
for possible changes in the current development standards. This could
affect the way Germantown grows and looks in the future.


The Development Committee Handbook with copies of all
relevant zoning and development materials is available for download.

The Committee will also provide an update on the current status of the
neighborhood’s purchase of Fire Engine Co. No. 1 on 3rd Avenue North.

For additional information contact John Horton at 579-3060 or contactjohn@comcast.net

Monday, June 12, 2006

9:20 PM

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Furniture for Sale

Marianne Himes is downsizing and after a huge moving sale, she still has a few items to offer which may be of interest to some in the neighborhood.

  • Stanley brand desk. Cherry finish with pewter hardware. Keyboard storage printer/computer storage/ file drawer/cord control. In near perfect condition. Bought at Crescent furniture less than 4 years ago for $1400. Asking $500. (31" high, 29" deep, 60" wide)

  • A brown rug with a stitch pattern. It is a 3x5 handtufted wool rug from Pottery Barn. Asking $50.

  • Crescent furniture light wood Mission style coffee table and end table in excellent condition (less than 2 years old). Asking $300 for set.

  • A King size mattress set. In very good condition, less than 4 years old. Asking $100.

Contact Doug Himes for photos or more information.

9:17 PM

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Jazz and Blues Returns to Jefferson St. for Citywide Festival

Historic Jefferson Street will once again ring with the musical sounds that made the area famous during the sixth annual Jefferson Street Jazz and Blues Festival.

The event, which will be held from noon to 11 p.m. June 17 on Jefferson Street between 26th and 27th avenues will be sponsored by the Jefferson Street United Merchants Partnership - J.U.M.P. The all star and diverse lineup will include Rod Magaha, Herschel Bailey, the Jefferson Street All-Star Band featuring Johnny Jones, Marion James and Nick Nixon, and the nationally renowned saxophonist Joe Johnson.

Food and art vendors will line Jefferson Street, area businesses will be open and many participating artists will be available to meet fans and sign autographs.

Prior to the all day event, J.U.M.P. will also sponsor the Bridging the Gap Mixer from 8 p.m. to midnight June 16 on the Shelby Street Pedestrian Bridge. The mixer, which began in 2003 as a way to bridge uptown Jefferson Street with downtown Nashville, will include three stages of music, Jazz -West stage, Brazilian/Latin band-East stage, and a D.J. and dancing at center stage and a cash bar.

Volunteers and vendors are still needed for both events.

The Mixer is $10 and the Jazz and Blues Festival is free, but organizers are asking for a $2 donation.

9:17 PM

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Summer Grill Fest

Take a bite out of summer at the Nashville Farmers'
Market 'Grill Fest' on June 17th & 18th from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sample
divine grilled veggies, listen to great local music and support local
agriculture and artisans.

Hot weather barbeque usually means charred chicken and crispy
hot dogs, but at the Farmers' Market is means deliciously marinated
fresh and local vegetables. Come sample the array of local vegetables
available from local farms. Just some of the great produce and foods
you'll find are heirloom cabbages, fresh goat cheeses, organic lettuce,
English peas, heirloom tomatoes, summer squash, eggplant and much more.

Help the Farmers' Market celebrate local agriculture in our 'Producer
Only' section at the market with the bounty of the summer harvest. The
new section is at the exterior front of the Interior Market Hall and
will feature the best of local growers and artisan food producers.
Select from farm fresh veggies, herbs, hand-made pastas, artisan cheeses
and fresh flowers every weekend thru October.
Catch great music from noon to 2 p.m. inside the Market Hall as well.
Saturday features John England and the Western Swingers and spend Sunday
lunch with Les Kerr and the Bayou Band.

Sunday, June 11, 2006

5:19 PM

posted by HGN Secretary |

"Celebrate Nashville!" this Year

Nashville will be turning 200 years old later this year and the city is going to celebrate for nine months straight, beginning October 1, 2006!

Germantown has been invited to participate, so if you have ideas for how we can contribute to this celebration of 200 years of history, please let us know!

Remember, think big and outside of the box for your neighborhood's signature event! Let me know if the Office of Neighborhoods can be of assistance in your planning.
- Michelle Cummings Steele

You can also get involved directly with the Mayor's Office of Neighborhoods

5:15 PM

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Seeking Housecleaning Help

If you can recommend anyone who is available for hire for housecleaning, please contact Jason Lehning (jklehning@comcast.net).

2:41 PM

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"History and Music of Miles Davis" Class at Jazz Workshop

The Nashville Jazz Workshop have recently started teaching non-musician classes. They are half price ($90).
Their upcoming class (starting June 19th) is a History and Music of Miles Davis.
We will be talking about the many different eras that Miles went through and who he played with, stylistic changes and what he has done to change our history of Jazz. It is a 6 week course every Monday night at 6pm for 2 hours. No tests, no pressure, just a lot of fun learning!

Check the schedule at www.nashvillejazz.org for more info or call 242-5299 to sign up.

Sunday, June 04, 2006

8:09 PM

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Fresh local goat cheese at the Farmer's Market

In case you haven't stopped by the Farmer's Market lately, a local farmer has been coming on Sunday afternoons to sell goat cheese. His name is Jim Tanner and he produces goat cheese (spreadable and log form) as well as goat feta at Bonnie Blue Farm in Waynesboro, TN. If you're interested in fresh local products, stop by the Farmer's Market from 11 am - 5 pm on Sundays. This week, Mr Tanner was in the shed closer to 7th Ave. Speaking from experience, the spreadable goat cheese with chives and garlic was really tasty.

8:04 PM

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Neighborhood resident WJ Cunningham exhibition

Neighbor WJ Cunningham currently has a show at NorDys Gallery in Birmingham, AL. The show runs through June 10th and features a series of paintings which he has titled "The Robustos". More information is available from the gallery.

7:55 PM

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Jefferson Street Jazz and Blues Festival, June 17th

The 6th annual Jefferson Street Jazz and Blues Festival will be held from noon-11 pm on Saturday June 17th on Jefferson Street between 26th and 27th Avenues. The lineup includes: Rod Magaha, Herschel Bailey, the Jefferson Street All-Star Band featuring Johnny Jones, Marion James and Nick Nixon, and the nationally renowned saxophonist Joe Johnson. In addition, there will be food and craft vendors and many area businesses will be open.

The event is sponsored by J.U.M.P. (Jefferson Street United Merchants Partnership).