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

Friday, March 23, 2007

12:26 PM

posted by HGN Secretary |

Reminder: Don't Forget Your Friends with Foliage

New Additions to our Arboretum

As you know, with thanks to the Arboretum committee, Historic Germantown has thirty-six new trees this year. But, this season, they need water more than ever!

This is especially true because these past winter months have been officially declared the driest in a century.

Please Water the Trees

Walking about the neighborhood, you will see fourteen new flowering Yoshino
Cherries. Also, the Maples are sending out leaf buds and the Crepe Myrtles will come along soon.

All those trees need a good long drink on a regular basis. So, if there is a tree in front of your home, please take a moment to give it some water and keep the neighborhood green!

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Thursday, March 15, 2007

2:30 PM

posted by HGN Secretary |

Informational Meeting and Discussion of Proposed Historic/Conservation Overlay


Proposal to Change Design Guidelines and Design Review Administration for Germantown Area


Tuesday, March 27th 2007
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm


Monroe Street United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall
(entrance on 7th Avenue)


A draft copy of the proposed guidelines and the map indicating the proposed boundary visit the overlay information page


If unable to attend, please send any comments or concerns to:
Historic/Conservation Overlay
PO Box 281074
Nashville TN 37228
or via email to

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Saturday, March 10, 2007

11:41 AM

posted by HGN Secretary |

Plastic Recycling and Composting

Don't forget that CURBY now recycles all kinds of plastic.

From the Metro Recycling Program site:
You can now put the following kinds of PLASTIC into your curbside recycling cart and in the PLASTIC bins at drop off centers:
  • YES: All plastic bottles, and all dairy containers (margarine, butter, yogurt, cottage cheese, sour cream, etc.) labeled 1 – 7.
  • NO: No black plastic, baskets, clamshells (fast food take out), or Styrofoam.
Also, Metro has compost bins for sale!
The Earth Machine Compost Bin can be purchased through Metro Beautification & Environment Commission.

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11:40 AM

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Richland Creek Run, April 7

Greenways for Nashville announces the Richland Creek Run on April 7th:

Attached you will find the News Release for the Richland Creek Run planned for April 7, 2007, and organized by the Sylvan Park, Cheokee Park, and Richland West End neighborhood associations. The event will be a Celebrate Nashvile event, held in conjunction with the Mayor's Walk on the Richland Creek Greenway that day. The Mayor is also the start official for the race.

Runners Mark Your Calendars:
Inaugural Richland Creek Run Set for April 7, 2007

A five-mile timed and measured run through the new Richland Creek Greenway and Sylvan Park neighborhood is scheduled for April 7, 2007. This inaugural race will celebrate the Richland Creek Greenway and provide participants with the opportunity to preview the newest segment of the Greenway, which will officially open later this year. Net proceeds from this Celebrate Nashville event will benefit Greenways for Nashville, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the creation, protection, preservation, and promotion of Nashville greenways.

The race will begin at 8:00 a.m. outside of the Cohn Adult Learning Center, 4805 Park Avenue, and will wind through parts of Sylvan Park neighborhood before heading onto the Richland Creek Greenway and finishing back at Cohn. Mayor Bill Purcell will be the official race starter.

St. Thomas Hospital, The Wilson Group, Vanderbilt University and Montgomery Bell Academy are primary sponsors of the Richland Creek Run, which is being organized by the Sylvan Park, Cherokee Park and Richland-West End Neighborhood Associations. The race’s media sponsors are the Nashville Scene, Lightning 100, and Team Green.

The Richland Creek Run is one of the few five-mile events in the middle Tennessee area. The run will be an excellent pre-Country Music Marathon training event.

“The neighborhoods’ involvement in organizing the Richland Creek Run demonstrates the enthusiasm and anticipation the community has for this new greenway,” said Jane Laub, Coordinator for Greenways for Nashville, “and we hope to see the Run become an annual event and fundraiser for GFN.” Greenways for Nashville works in partnership with the Metro Parks Greenways Commission and is a member organization raising awareness of and support for the Nashville greenways initiative.

Participants can register in advance online at www.active.com or by completing and mailing a registration form downloaded from www.richlandcreekrun.com. Pre-registration is $17, and Race-day registration is $25. T-shirts are guaranteed to all pre-registered participants.

"We are very fortunate to have a community asset like the Richland Creek Greenway, and we want to encourage runners from across the city to come share in our celebration as we near the opening of the next phase of the city's greenway system," said race-committee chair Jason Holleman. "I think that everyone who comes out for this event will find that a tremendous effort has been made by a dedicated coalition of area neighborhood associations, local schools and businesses, and individual volunteers."

The Richland Creek Greenway's first segment opened to the public in the fall of 2005. The second and largest segment of the Richland Creek Greenway is scheduled to be completed by early summer 2007. The Greenway will connect the neighborhoods of Sylvan Park and Cherokee Park with the schools and businesses along White Bridge Road. This 2.5 mile greenway provides a scenic, natural experience in the midst of a bustling community.

For additional information about the Richland Creek Run, visit www.richlandcreekrun.com or contact Jason Holleman at 269-6365. For additional information about Greenways for Nashville, contact Jane Laub at 862-8400 or visit www.greenwaysfornashville.org.

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11:38 AM

posted by HGN Secretary |

Report Any Crime You See!

  • Life-or-death Emergency: dial 911
  • Non-Emergency Police: 862-8600

In the past month, neighbors have observed two incidents of theft (from a car and from a home) and one incident of lewd activity (in a parked vehicle) in and around Germantown, but all went unreported to the police.

Officer Chris Locke with the Nashville Police emphasized to the board at our last meeting the importance of reporting all incidents of crime to the police as soon as possible. He reminded us that the Nashville Police track patterns of crime across the Metro area and allocate resources on that basis.

So, if we don't report crimes when they happen in our neighborhood, we won't get the police presence that we need, so don't hesitate to dial 862-8600 when you've witnessed a crime!

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11:37 AM

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SkyWarn Storm Spotter Class, Openings April 14th

The Mayor's Office of Emergency Management is running classes to train people in spotting storms.

This is a program sponsored by the National Weather Service Forecast Service
in order to get the most people trained before our main storm
season is here (more eyes on the skies), we have scheduled YET ANOTHER
SkyWarn Storm Spotter (Advanced and Basic) class!

From the Mayor's Office:

Who: ANYONE interested in becoming a storm spotter and
learning how to help save lives
When: Saturday, April 14th, 1pm - approx. 4pm
Where: Emergency Operations Center, 2060 15th Avenue South,
How much: FREE!!

Pre-Registration is required for this class, and can be done by calling me at 615-880-2950 or emailing me back with your name, agency affiliation (or neighborhood watch groups etc.), email address and phone number in the event the class gets cancelled due to any unforeseen events. Please bring your drivers license or photo ID with you to class. If you do not pre register before class, you may not be allowed into the facility, so please make sure you pre-register.

If you have any questions, please feel free to let me know.

Thank you and I look forward to seeing everyone at the class!

Heidi J. Jordan
Mayor's Office of Emergency Management
2060 15th Avenue South
Nashville, TN 37212
(615) 880-2950 Office Direct
(615) 862-8530 Main Office
(615) 566-8614 Cellular
(615) 862-8534 Fax

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11:11 AM

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Last Chance: Predators Cup offer from NAJCC

Michael Darling sent us information about an offer for the Predators Cup from Nashville Area Junior Chamber of Commerce:

This is a one-of-a-kind event – the Predators Cup is the State High School Hockey Championship game and the Nashville Area Junior Chamber of Commerce is a co-sponsor. These are great prices on tickets – the event also includes a pre-game reception with pizza/hot dogs/sodas for $4! It also goes without saying that this is a great match up between two NHL Western Conference Powerhouse teams – Preds v. Stars!

More importantly, $5 from proceeds of each ticket sold will go to Nashville Area Junior Chamber of Commerce (NAJCC) Charities.

Folks can call our office or Tim Wilson, with the Predators, with any questions.

Use this 2007 Predators Cup Exclusive Offer order form to get your tickets.

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