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

Monday, August 28, 2006

9:48 AM

posted by HGN Secretary |

Friends of the Bicentennial Mall

Linda Hochberg, president of the new Friends of the Bicentennial Mall invites you to join so you can keep up to date with developments down at the park and maybe even help out.

Please use this application for membership to sign-up yourself or your whole family.
Please return completed applications directly to Linda at:
1402 4th Ave N.
Nashville, TN 37208

9:35 AM

posted by HGN Secretary |

Hands on Nashville Day

Paris Masters is leading a volunteer effort with Hands on
who are a community volunteer resource hub. They are organizing Hands on Nashville Day, saving the Metro Public School System over $100,000 on Saturday, Sept 30 from 8 AM to noon.

Paris needs volunteers to become a team - she has signed up to be the Team Leader. Please contact Paris to find out how you can help out on the Germantown Neighbors team.

Thursday, August 24, 2006

9:38 PM

posted by HGN Secretary |

Local Band to Play in Germantown, August 27th

Sunday, Aug 27th
6:00 PM
7th & Monroe
Germantown's own Joe Green and his band, Open Range, will be performing their all-original eclectic mix of music for the neighborhood.
Everyone is invited to this free concert on the lot at the corner of 7th and Monroe at 6pm on August 27th. Bring your blankets or lawn chairs and come hear great music performed by one of our own.

In the even of inclement weather, the event will be moved to the fellowship hall of the Monroe Street United Methodist Church.

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

8:19 AM

posted by HGN Secretary |

Waterfront Forum, Streets Forum

August 24, 2006
6:00 p.m
Adventure Science Center
800 Fort Negley Blvd.

Riverfront Redevelopment Public Forum

You are invited to a public forum to help create the future of Nashville's waterfront. Please come and invite your friends and neigbhors to come too!

August 17, 2006
5:30 p.m.
Civic Design Center
138 Second Avenue North
Suite 106

Urban Design Forum

A recent panel session at the Congress of New Urbanism Annual Meeting focused on physically improving strip arterial roads: both in terms of how they look and how they function. This is also a priority in The Plan of Nashville.
Metro Planning is now moving ahead on a push to get all of Gallatin Pike covered by SP (Specific Plan) zoning, and developing a master plan for neighborhood centers, more residential, less awful signage, and so forth. Dickerson Pike is close to starting a master plan process for roughly a mile of new streetscape. This could be the beginning of considerable coverage in the media on this topic, as well as community meetings related to the planning processes.

This roundtable discussion will engage individuals representing the leadership of various constituencies involved in "Reforming the Arterials," including Metro Planning, TDOT, Metro Public Works, MDHA, MTA, MPO, Metro Council, Community Activism, and the development community.

For more information, contact Stacy at the Civic Design Center.

Monday, August 14, 2006

9:52 PM

posted by HGN Secretary |

Landscaper Needed

Rob Earp is seeking a landscaping specialist and lawn care provider to enhance and maintain his small but challenging property at 427 Van Buren St. Rob can be reached at calling 400-0416.

6:45 PM

posted by HGN Secretary |

Apt for Rent

Jimmy Rollins has a unit for rent at 402 Taylor St.
  • $500.00 per month including
    • water
    • security system
    • lawn maintinance

Contact Jimmy Rollins at 615.242.9086

6:44 PM

posted by HGN Secretary |

Farewell from Greg Decker

Greg Decker wrote to let us know he'll be moving soon:
I am moving to Asheville NC, where I plan to continue
painting and teaching my workshops. Thanks so much
to everyone for being great neighbors, and good luck to
all in this wonderful neighborhood!!!
Greg Decker
35 Mulberry St.
Asheville/ Woodfin, NC 28804

6:41 PM

posted by HGN Secretary |

Seeking Pet Sitter

Karsten & Kate on 5th Ave are seeking recommendations for pet sitters.
Our former pet sitter is moving out of state. We have six cats, so recommendations of people known to be good with cats would be greatly appreciated. Please contact Karsten at 615-473-7315 or Kate at 615-364-5166. Thanks!

6:40 PM

posted by HGN Secretary |

Long-Time Resident Celebrates Birthday

Dee Ann Walker writes to tell us about a long-time resident of Germantown:
Meredith Herndon will celebrate her 26th birthday August 13. She's lived in Germantowntown since birth.

6:36 PM

posted by HGN Secretary |

Farmer's Market Event

Saturday, Aug 26
Saturday, Sept 30
Saturday, Oct 28

Eating For Transformation Living Cuisine Workshops

Fall 2006

Workshop 2-6 p.m. and Dinner 6:30-7:30 p.m. at The Nashville Farmers'

Eating For Transformation includes discussion of raw principles and
ways to integrate more raw food into the family diet. This course is
non-elitist and respects all eating paths. Omnivores are welcome!

Workshop includes instruction in main course meals and appetizers,
breads and cheeses, and desserts, including the local favorite, Cake of
Peace! And finally, an exquisite raw buffet dinner will transform this
workshop into the most unique dining experience in Nashville.

Space is Limited - Advance Reservations:
  • Workshop (including dinner) $125 per person
  • Dinner Only: $35.00 per person

Downloadable registration
form available

6:35 PM

posted by HGN Secretary |

Follow up: 4th & Van Buren Info Session

Core Development wishes to thank everyone who participated in our community information session regarding the 4th & Van Buren residential development. If anyone was unable to attend and would like to see a set of plans or has any questions, please send an email Core Development Systems.

Saturday, August 12, 2006

6:23 PM

posted by HGN Secretary |

Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure to Run Through Neighborhood

Nov 4th, 2006
The Nashville affiliate of the Susan G. Komen Foundation will be holding their Race for the Cure in Nashville on November 4th, 2006.

The race will commence at 8:45AM and finish around 10:00AM. The proposed course will run up and down 5th Ave. 6th Ave. 7th Ave., and 8th Ave. between the Bicentennial Mall and Taylor St.

Residents on the proposed race course will be affected primarly by parking restrictions on the day of the race. The streets will have to be free of parked cars from 5:00AM until the race is over (around 10:00AM).

Please let us know about any concerns you have about the proposed race course.

5:02 PM

posted by HGN Secretary |

Address for Returning Membership Applications

PO BOX 281074
Nashville, TN 37208
Please return any membership applications (or other neighborhood association correspondence) to the neighborhood post-office box (PO BOX 281074) instead of to Bill Odle-Kemp's home address, since he and Marlene have moved back to Texas.

Sunday, August 06, 2006

3:20 PM

posted by HGN Secretary |

Local (Blog) Interest

Andrew Sullivan's blog ("The Daily Dish") featured this photo of downtown Nashville from the window of new resident Sheila Weinberger.

3:11 PM

posted by HGN Secretary |

Resident Seeks Carpenter

Germantown homeowner needs assistance with fence-building project. Seeking referral for professional or journeyman with superior carpentry skills. I'm willing to pay up to $15 per hour, 10 hours max. for labor costs. If anyone knows of someone capable of working within these parameters and delivering quality workmanship, please contact me. This project does not require more than 10 hours of labor. Serious inquires only. Call Michael Darling at (615) 294-9680 or email

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

7:53 AM

posted by HGN Secretary |

Friday: Free Movie on the Bicentennial Mall (Rescheduled)

King Kong
Friday, July 28th August 4th
This Friday night, the Nashville Scene will be showing King Kong (2005) on the Bicentennial Mall. The movie will begin at dusk.

Food and drink vendors will open for business at 6:00 PM. Free watermelon will be provided by the Farmers' Market.

This event was rescheduled from last Friday.

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

12:50 PM

posted by HGN Secretary |

Cancelled: Neighborhood's Night Out Against Crime

Unfortunately, the Neighborhood's scheduled cookout for Nashville Night Out Against Crime has had to be cancelled.

As an alternative, Germantown neighbors have been to join Salemtown neighbors at 6:30 PM at 5th & Garfield for their walk through their neighborhood.