As the holidays roll into town, Nashville celebrates in style

Beautiful blue-eyed Mildred Adkisson, wearing a tiara, enjoyed congratulations on her 104th birthday from neighbors who celebrated with her at The Green Hills Apartments.

Beautiful blue-eyed Mildred Adkisson, wearing a tiara, enjoyed congratulations on her 104th birthday from neighbors who celebrated with her at The Green Hills Apartments.

Happy Birthday: Lovely Mildred Adkisso​​n​ celebrated her 104th birthday this week with cupcakes, champagne​​ and lots of well-wishes from her friendly neighbors at the Green Hills Apartments. Manager Earl Melton offered a toast to Adkisson. She enjoys driving around Green Hills especially over to Whole Foods for groceries or to her hairdresser for a weekly “do.” Congratulations Mildred!
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White House Decorations: Tennesseans Allison Marvin Furr (Burns) and her father Jim Marvin (Nashville) helped First lady Melania Trump decorate the White House with the “Time-Honored Traditions” theme as a homage to 200 years of White House holiday customs. A press release from the White House states, “Throughout the month of December, the White House will host more than 100 open houses and many receptions. More than 25,000 visitors will walk the halls taking part in public tours.”

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Democratic Women’s Tea: Nashville’s Democratic Women hosted their annual Holiday Tea at the newly renovated home of state Rep. John Ray Clemmons (D-55) and his wife Tamara in the Belmont-Hillsboro neighborhood which was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980. The older neighborhood is a walk down memory lane with early 20th century bungalows, foursquares, tudors and sidewalks along every street. For more information on the Democratic Women click dcdw.weebly.com

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Suggah Hi: Davidson County Chancellor wanna-be Joy M. Sims’ kicked off her campaign at the newly established Suggah Hi Bakery and Cafe with the trademark theme “Dessert First Please!™” The cafe at the historic 1000 Dickerson Pike location is convenient to downtown, East Nashville and the Germantown area. Try Suggah Hi for your next sweet tooth craving!

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Hooligans: The Loyal Royal Secret Order of Hooligans, a green-jacketed brotherhood notable for producing the premier St. Patrick’s Day celebration, donned their greens to celebrate Christmas at Mere Bulles. Imagine their surprise when the waiter asked for autographs, mistaking the green-jacketed Hooligans for Masters Golf Tournament winners. Erin go bragh!

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Centennial Club: Sylvia Ganier in a Santa suit directed the musical ladies of the Centennial Club in the songs of the season. Former Nashville Opera Club president Marion Couch was on the front row of songsters. Couch is noted for her volunteerism in many charitable and cultural activities including​ the Nashville Sym- phony and the Humane Society. Deck the Halls ladies!

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