Category Archives: Cover Stories

Mayor Barry tours historic Two Rivers Mansion.

Fifty Foward group receives Metro support and Two Rivers Mansion funds a new project

  For the first time, Fifty- Forward will receive support from the Metro government that includes funding to support each center, including Donelson’s. Two Rivers Mansion will also receive $250,000…

A view of the 1918 crash. -Image courtesy of Tennessee State Library & Archives.

Speaker series will discuss the deadliest train crash in Nashville, U.S. history

Local historian and author Betsy Thorpe will talk about the deadly crash at Dutch-man’s Curve, located near present day Belle Meade. The “Lunch & Learn” will take place Thursday, July…

Demolition of the former Dillard’s building has already begun.

Deconstruction of old Dillard’s location will make way for retail and more parking

The project at The Mall at Green Hills, now in its third year, that will turn the old Dillard’s store into parking and shopping space, is expected to wrap around…

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How to know whether or not you live on a “complete street”

In efforts to make 51st Avenue more commuter-friendly, community organizers last week added a two-way turn lane, on-street parking, dedicated bike lanes and lowered speed limits. Multi-model transportation activist and…

While the number of curbside recycling bins in Nashville's Urban Services District rises, the amount of collected recyclables remains consistent.     - photo by David Smith

Nashville adds more green recycling bins as collection amounts plateau

What efforts are needed to get more residents involved in recycling? Possibly options other than adding more green recycling carts around the city. According to Metro Public Works, curbside recycling…

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Woodmont Park, Davidson Rd Sidewalks and Public Safety

Woodmont Park: Green Hills Rotary recently held their summer picnic at Wood- mont Park located at 812 Estes Road. Chairman Sharon Pakis’ invitation read, “Nothing says Summer like a good…

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Wildlife rehabilitation center in desperate need of more recourses, fewer walk-in cases

Walden’s Puddle in Joelton helps neglected and sick animals; however, efforts are hindered by limited space and lack of manpower. The organization wants a new, more direct link to potential…

State Rep. Brenda Gilmore, D-Nashville

Brenda Gilmore begins city-wide tour in Berry Hill on July 18

State Representative Brenda Gilmore will begin a city wide tour series at 6 p.m. on July 18    at the Berry Hill Community Center in South Nashville to discuss her recent…

The official NashvilleNext documents cover development and preservation issues, at 2,700 total pages.

Metro Planning refines the zoning process with updates to 25-year strategic plan

Nashville’s population is still booming and between new residents and new moms having babies, the metro area continues to gain almost 100 people every day — putting Nashville as a…

The Metro Charter lets the mayor recommend using reserve funds for repairs and updates.                  -photo by David Smith

A new metro-wide equipment upgrade is a $26 million dip into one of the city’s reserve funds

Mayor Megan Barry is asking for a $26 million chunk of the city’s reserve fund to be approved by the Metro Council for her to use where necessary, mostly for…