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

Monday, August 20, 2007

9:27 PM

posted by HGN Secretary |

Come out and support Team Lederhosen

Nashville Dragon Boat Races are this Saturday August 25th at Riverfront Park
The event starts at 9:00 am and lasts till 4:00 pm (we will post Team Lederhosen's race time once we receive them)
Your fellow Germantown resident paddlers need your support - 21 of us will be braving the banks of the Cumberland to bring home paddling glory for the neighborhood. Awards will be given for team spirit and we will all hopefully be paddling so we need you to come out and yell.

Why is this important? The Nashville Dragon boat Race is a benefit for
The Cumberland River Compact - the basin's preeminent water education resource for elected officials, developers, builders, architects and engineers and other professionals. We believe that if we work in an atmosphere of open dialogue that is supported by easily understood data about our water quality, we can create imaginative solutions to new and old challenges - solutions that will work for all of us.We encourage you to join us to help speed this important work.

Tennessee Scenic Rivers Association is an all-volunteer organization dedicated to the preservation, protection and restoration of the scenic, free-flowing rivers of our state.

What is Dragon Boat Racing? According to legend, Dragon Boat racing originated in China more than 2,000 years ago when the popular patriot and poet, Qu Yuan, felt disenfranchised by a corrupt government and drowned himself in the Mei Lo River. Upon learning of his death, people raced to the river in their fishing boats and beat the water with their oars and paddles to prevent fish from eating Qu Yuan’s body. According to one myth surrounding this sport, the dragon is said to be the most venerated of the Chinese zodiac and symbolizes control over the water.

A special thanks to Bristol Development Group for their generous donation to the cause in covering the significant cost for the Germantown boat registration.


9:23 PM

posted by HGN Secretary |

Overlay Proposal is now a Final Draft

The Proposal to Change Design Guidelines and Design Review Administration for Germantown Area is now a Final Proposal.

You can view all the details and history of the proposed overlay.

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9:01 PM

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FS: Kompressor & Cherokee

From Mario Stoilovich:

We are sad yet excited to report that CAT is relocating the Stoilovich family temporarily to the Mobile Bay area and is in the process of selling our home and both vehicles.

2004 Mercedes-Benz C-Class C230 Kompressor Sport
Mileage: 24,875 Exterior Color: Black Interior Color: Black Leather
FEATURES: IMMACULATE! RARE!! LOW MILES!!! WARRANTY!!!! Cruise Control, Power Locks, Power Steering, Remote Keyless Entry, Leather Interior, Power Seats, Airbag: Driver, Airbag: Passenger, A/C: Front, Airbag: Side, Alarm, Anti-Lock Brakes, Fog Lights, Cassette Radio, CD Changer, CD Player, Premium Sound, Power Windows, Rear Window Defroster, Tinted Glass, Alloy Wheels, Sunroof/Moonroof.
This is a great car w/ both the luxury & sports package and rare find EURO 6-speed and all the EXTRAS (sorry no NAV). The car is under original warranty and was just serviced by Mercedes Benz of Nashville - have all records. Please email with any questions. CONDITION: Excellent condition! Garage kept. Accident free. Mainly used to commute to/from office. Great Price: $22,400
2000 Jeep Cherokee 4X4 Limited
Mileage: 101,320 Body Style: SUV Exterior Color: White Interior Color: Black Leather Engine: 6 Cylinders Transmission: Automatic Drivetrain: 4WD Doors: 4
FEATURES: IMMACULATE! RARE!! A/C: Front, Cruise Control, Power Locks, Power Steering, Remote Keyless Entry, Leather Interior, Power Seats, Airbag: Driver, Airbag: Passenger, Airbag: Side, Alarm, Anti-Lock Brakes, Fog Lights, Cassette Radio, CD Changer, Premium Sound, Power Windows, Rear Window Defroster, Rear Window Wiper, Tinted Glass, Alloy Wheels, Tow Package
This is an exceptional SUV loaded w/ rare find combo LIMITED & 4x4 package and all the EXTRAS... The Jeep was just serviced by Hansen Chrysler of Nashville - maintain all service records. Collector item - this is your chance to own the last year Jeep Cherokee production model.
Great Price: $8,900
Please email with any questions.
Gen & Mario


Tuesday, August 07, 2007

10:10 AM

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Mayor Purcell to Join Us for Night Out Against Crime

Mayor Purcell plans to walk with Salemtown Neighbors down to the Bicentennial Mall where he will join the Night Out event!
From Alan Maloney in Salemtown:
Just a quick note to remind everyone that we will be meeting at the 5th & Hume corner @ 5:00-5:15 to begin our walk. We have Candy to hand out to the kids, thanks to Jim & Jeremy of Trust Development and a flyer about the SNNA and our next meeting thanks to Kristen Knoll!

Once we've completed the walk, as discussed before in previous e-mails, we are all invited to join the Germantown Association at their party at the Bi-Centennial Mall. (6-8)

I hope many of the Germantown people will join us on the walk. ... We will be walking 6th Ave. No. and back down 5th through Germantown!

Bring your water and walking shoes!! I hope to see everyone tomorrow!!

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Monday, August 06, 2007

8:56 PM

posted by HGN Secretary |

7th and Taylor Proposed Development

The developer, Ed Swinger, met with a few neighbors Monday evening after the regular monthly board meeting. He and his development team, along with Coucnilman Ludeye Wallace, discussed their plans for the property.

The plans will next be presented on Tuesday (8/7) for third reading before the Metro Council, where Councilman Wallace has stated he will defer the third reading until the last council meeting on 8/21.

After that, the plans will be re-presented to the planning commision on Thursday (8/9). The planning commission has given their plans an Approval with Conditions.


Sunday, August 05, 2007

10:59 PM

posted by HGN Secretary |

Correction: Formosa Retail

Pam Boylan sent in a correction: Formosa Foods does not do retail business during the school year, only the summertime.


10:40 PM

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United Methodist Church: Backpack Collection Drive

In Tennessee, 291,000 children live in poverty. Tennessee ranks 47th among the states in the well being of children.

You are invited …

Without our help, many children will begin school August 13 without the basic supplies they need. For many years, the people of Monroe Street United Methodist Church in Germantown have collected backpacks bursting with notebooks, paper, pencils, and crayons so that more children could have a bright start. This year, we invite our neighbors in Germantown to join us in this important effort.

If you’re willing to help, fill a backpack or two or three with the supplies listed below and drop them off by August 19th to one of the locations below:
· Monroe Street United Methodist Church, corner of 7th and Monroe, any Sunday morning from 9 to 11
· Werthan Lofts #407, Sam Nugent, Todd Stutts
· 1320 7th Avenue North, Robert and Tina Benson
· 506 Monroe Street, Nancy Hardaway

This list of supplies was developed by a Metro 3rd grade teacher:
· backpack
· pencils- 24 count at least
· supply box, small
· spiral notebooks, 2-4
· notebook paper, 2-4 packs
· crayons, 24 count
· colored pencils
· scissors
· glue bottle
· glue sticks
· folders, 2 with prongs and pockets, 2 without prongs, but with pockets
· 1 inch 3 ring notebook

It is not essential that the packs be filled with every item on the list, but it certainly is helpful when they are.

Optional, but fun:
· small pencil sharpener, highlighters, pencil grips, ruler, markers

The packs will be delivered to the Board of Education and then distributed to schools most in need. Thank you for your help with this worthwhile cause!


9:56 PM

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Germantown Developers Offer Tour

Discover Germantown: Eat, Drink, and Tour with a Jazz Chaser

What: The developers and retail businesses in Historic Germantown will host a tour of the neighborhood’s new residential developments, to be followed by a musical performance and art exhibit.

Attendees can tour lofts, townhomes and single family homes in Monroe, Madison Square, Summer Street Lofts, 4th & Monroe, Morgan Park Place East, Morgan Park Place West, Werthan Lofts, 8th & Monroe and Metropolitan 8. A shuttle will be available to transport visitors to tour stops. Each stop on the tour will include refreshments and giveaways.

The tour features a wide variety of contemporary and historic homes, including a $1.2 million mansion and $159,000 lofts. Seven units are decorated by designers such as Mad Mod, Euro Décor, KatZeit Designs and Accentuate Your Home.

When: Sunday, August 12, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Samba Nové, a nine-piece Brazilian ensemble, will perform at 3 p.m. at the Nashville Jazz Workshop.

Who: The public is invited to attend this free event.

Where: Information and shuttles will be available at the intersection of Fifth Ave North and Madison Street, directly across from Germantown Café.

Why: Recently listed as the Hottest Neighborhood by Nashville Lifestyles Magazine, Germantown has historic homes and new construction available to potential residents.

For more
information: Fred Lawrence, Morgan Park Place East, (615) 668-6060
Tony Werthan, Morgan Park Place West, (615) 533-3776
Lori Mechem, Director of the Nashville Jazz Workshop, (615) 403-8922
Brian Parker, Parker Designs, (615) 262-7400

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9:33 PM

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Night Out Against Crime

Tuesday, August 7th

6-8 PM

Bicentennial Mall

UPDATE: Mayor Purcell plans to walk with Salemtown Neighbors down to the Bicentennial Mall where he will join the Night Out event

Historic Germantown has partnered with the Nashville Farmers Market, US Smokeless Tobacco, SalemTown Neighbors, JUMP and Hope Gardens to celebrate National “Night Out” Against Crime.

This is a night for neighborhoods to come out and stand united against crime. It’s a wonderful opportunity for our community to promote police-community partnerships, crime prevention, and neighborhood camaraderie.

Activities will include:

  • Appearances and demonstrations by MNPD, MNFD and Army National Guard
  • Scooby Doo Mystery Machine Bounce Center and Huge Slide
  • Neighborhood Watch materials and Child ID Kits

Salemtown residents have invited us to join them for their walk through the neighborhoods. They will be meeting on the corner of 5th & Hume at 5:00PM. They will be walking 6th Avenue North to the end, coming back down 5th all the way through Germantown, and ending at Bicentennial Mall.

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Wednesday, August 01, 2007

2:03 PM

posted by HGN Secretary |

Metro General Election Day is Thurs, Aug 2

The Metro General Election is Thursday, August 2nd! Don't forget to go to the polls and vote for the mayor, our council district 19, the at-large candidates, and a ballot amendment. The election commission has the list of all candidates.

Be prepared! Here is the sample ballot for District 19 [PDF].

Metro provides a web page to help you find your polling place.
House Number:  Street:  Zipcode: 
You should check your own address, but most addresses in Germantown will vote at: 15TH AVENUE BAPTIST CHURCH, 1203 9TH AV N, 37208

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