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

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

6:57 PM

posted by HGN Secretary |

Neighborhood Clean-up: Saturday, May 5th

Saturday, May 5th
9:00 a.m.
Corner of 5th and Monroe

Our neighborhood needs a Spring Cleaning and we need your help!
We will gather for coffee and donuts and organize a quick sweep of the neighborhood streets and alleys. Bags, gloves and t-shirts will be provided.
See you there!

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6:55 PM

posted by HGN Secretary |

Reminder: Clean up after your dog!

It hardly needs to be said. We hesitate to even mention it. But, looking around the neighborhood, it is clear that a reminder is necessary:
Please clean up after your dog
You know why it's important, but anyway here are some excerpts from a a public health document distibuted by Metro:
Simply cleaning up after your dog in public places and on private property not only helps keep areas clean and hygienic, failure to do so leaves a mess for someone else to clean up, or step in!
Health concerns are also a big motivation to clean up after your dog. There are many parasites that can be transmitted to humans via dog feces (roundworms, tapeworms, etc.). Other pathogens that can be transmitted to humans via dog feces include strains of the bacteria E. coli, Staphylococcus, Salmonella, and Listeria, to name just a few.

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6:12 PM

posted by HGN Secretary |

Lost Puppy

Pam Boylan has found a lost puppy:
A little reddish brown puppy came up with my dog Haley today. She is in my screened-in porch now. She has the best disposition! My neighbor Kim came over and the pup just sat belly up on Kim for what seemed like forever. Very loving little girl. Jameson has taken to calling her Penny, but mommy doesn't want another dog right now! Soo...if you have lost a little dog or are looking to have a new friend in your home, this girl is for you. She is really precious!

Fwd: Lost puppy

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Wednesday, April 18, 2007

7:51 PM

posted by HGN Secretary |

2nd Informational Meeting and Discussion of Proposed Historic/Conservation Overlay


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


Tuesday, May 1st 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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7:45 PM

posted by HGN Secretary |

Meeting Notes from March 27th Posted

Meeting notes [PDF] from the March 27th open meeting about the proposed overlay have been posted to the HGN website in the overlay section

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7:35 PM

posted by HGN Secretary |

Date Correction: Garden Guzzle is Sunday, May 6th

A note from your Social Committee chairperson:
Because I can't tell the difference between Saturday and Sunday, the Garden Guzzle is actually going to be on Sunday May 6th rather than Saturday May 5th.

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7:24 PM

posted by HGN Secretary |

Construction at 4th and Monroe

Stacy Mosley has a message for residents around 4th Monroe:
I'm sure you have all been early risers this week with construction begin at 5:15 AM. Please know that we have talked to Randy, developer, and he has been very cooperative with a later start time. Legally, it looks like they can begin at 6AM Monday thru Saturday (see Metro codes below)
16.44.030 Construction sites--Restrictions.
It is unlawful for any person engaged in the construction, repair or
demolition of buildings, structures, land, driveways or appurtenances
thereto located within or adjoining a residential zone district within the
area of the metropolitan government, including transportation of materials
to and from a construction site, between the hours of nine p.m. and six
a.m., to emit, cause to be emitted, or permit the emission of any noise in
excess of seventy Db(A) from construction equipment as measured from a point
as close as possible to the outside walls of any residential structure
located on the property affected by the noise at a height of four feet above
the immediate surrounding surface.
(Prior code § 11-1-17.10(a))

16.44.040 Exemptions.
The following activities shall be exempt from the requirements of Section
A. Highway, bridge, road, street, dredging in navigable waters, or other
public works construction activities, utility work such as water, sewer,
gas, electrical or telephone construction activities and any vehicles used
to transport materials to and from such construction activities, so long as
the vehicles remain within the highway, road, street or construction
right-of-way or easement;
B. Emergency work;
C. Transporting and unloading of construction materials, other than blast
materials, between five a.m. and six a.m.
(Prior code § 11-1-17.10(b))

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Tuesday, April 10, 2007

11:11 PM

posted by HGN Secretary |

Cocktail Social @ Werthan

Friday, April 13th
5:30 pm - 7 pm

Enter Werthan off of 8th Ave.

Come share cocktails and appetizers with your neighbors!
We promise no black cats or ladders to walk under for a lucky Friday th 13th.

Question? E-mail the social committee of call 615.476.8787.

A social event co-sponsored by Historic Germantown and Werthan HOA

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10:55 PM

posted by HGN Secretary |

Save the Date! 2007 Social Events

Upcoming Germantown Social Events

April 13thHappy Hour @ Werthan
May 6thGarden Guzzle
June 10th June 23rdPicnic in the Park
July 22ndIce Cream Sunday
AugustIndoor Movie Night
Suptember 23rdNeighborhood Slide Show
October 4thBlessing of the Animals
October 13thOktoberfest
October 31stHalloween on 5th
December 16thNeighborhood Holiday Party
December 31stNew Year's Eve
January 27 (2008)Souper Bowl Sunday

Get to know your neighbors!

Events and dates might change! Please check your mailbox and the neighborhood blog for more information as events approach.

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10:37 PM

posted by HGN Secretary |

Contest: Design Our Bumper Sticker

$100 PRIZE

Submit your best slogans for a bumper sticker for Historic Germantown. The deadline for submissions is May 1st. We're looking for a short, snappy phrase that embodies Germantown's past, present and future. Any and all ideas are welcome. In addition to a prize of $100, the winning slogan will be featured on a bumper sticker printed by the neighborhood association. Contest open to neighborhood residents. Please send submissions with a subject line of "BUMPER STICKER" to contest@historicgermantown.org.


10:35 PM

posted by HGN Secretary |

Crime Report: Taylor St

Michael Darling sent in this report:
Auto break-in at 409 Taylor St.

In the early AM hours of Monday morning (sometime between 12:00-6:00 a.m.) a perp ransacked one of our vehicles that was inadvertently left unlocked. Satellite radio and all its components were stolen and the car interior was ransacked. Police report was filed. Remember to lock your vehicles, secure valuables left in your car in your home, and keep outside security lights on at all times.

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10:30 PM

posted by HGN Secretary |

Pizza Delivery (Continued)

Michaelangelos Pizza
(615) 329-2979
205 22nd Avenue North
Michaelangelos Pizza off Elliston Place also delivers in Germantown.

Teresa Blackburn says,
They are fast and their pizzas are good...both regular kinds and gourmets as well plus a variety of baked pasta dishes, Greek Salad, etc...large servings.

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Monday, April 02, 2007

10:33 PM

posted by HGN Secretary |

Litter Patrol

Germantown needs your help to stay clean!
The neighborhood needs a chairperson for the Clean-up & Litter Control Committee. If you can help your neighbors by
  • co-ordinating a few neighborhood clean-up days
  • managing clean-up volunteers
  • keeping an eye on neighborhood litter

please let us know!
If you're not the co-ordinating type, think about what you can do to improve the appearance of the neighborhood as you're out, walking around, enjoying the Spring weather: keep a bag with you for stashing unsightly litter and tossing it away in the corner trash cans.

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9:13 PM

posted by HGN Secretary |

Pasta Store Opening Soon

Lazzaroli Pasta is moving into the space in the 1300 block of 5th Avenue formerly occupied by Enchanted Gingerbread (1314 5th Ave N).

They've been selling their fresh pasta on Saturdays at the Farmer's Market for the past year or so, but their new store will also have fresh pasta sauces, Take & Bake meals, fresh bread, olives, and cheese. We'll keep you posted when we get more details on their opening date.

Welcome to the neighborhood, Lazzaroli Pasta!

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9:09 PM

posted by HGN Secretary |

Pizza (and More) Delivery to Germantown

My Dad's Pizza
1601 Buchanan St
(615) 770-2882

From Kim Unertl:
We recently tried out My Dad's Pizza after reading about it in a Salemtown blog. Their menu includes pizzas, subs, wings, and Middle Eastern specialities. One of the owners made the delivery himself - he and his brother own the restaurant and they've been open since last June. Both the pizza and the Middle Eastern dish we tried out were tasty, and it was nice to find someplace this good that delivers to our area. Thanks to Salemtown Mike for posting about this!
Do you know of other restaurants that deliver to Germantown that we should mention here? Let me know!

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Sunday, April 01, 2007

4:16 PM

posted by HGN Secretary |

Metro Emergency Support Unit Seeking New Members

Metro's Emergency Support Unit (ESU), one of city's long-standing volunteer rescue units, is looking for a few good men and women to join the team.

Established in 1951, ESU is an organization of non-paid professionals who augment regular emergency management services provided by the Office of Emergency Management (OEM) during periods of actual or threatened emergencies, search and recovery operations and public events throughout Nashville.

More information available at ESU's website.

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4:07 PM

posted by HGN Secretary |

6th Annual Crawfish Boil

The Boylans have announced their annual event:
Yep, It's that time again! The 6th Annual Crawfish Boil will be happening Saturday, May 5th (what better way to celebrate Cinco de Mayo than with crawfish and beer?), starting at 2pm. Come and go as you please. Eat and drink as you please. Besides the regular fare, we'll also have red beans and rice, snacks and desserts. Some come, enjoy, sit back, relax and let the good times roll!

What: 6th Annual Crawfish Boil
Where: 1323 3rd Avenue North; Germantown (backyard and deck...might spill out into the street)
When: Saturday, May 5th, starting at 2pm, ending at ???

Mark your calendars, and see you there!!!

A bit o Cajun humor to get you going:

Boudreaux and Thibodeaux were once again spending Saturday night at the City Bar, and after several hours of steady drinking, Thibodeaux suddenly fell backwards off of the bar stool and onto the floor, passed out cold. Boudreaux looks at Thib, looks up at the bartender, and remarks, "Dat's what I like about Thibodeaux. He knows when he done had enough to drink."