Friday, April 29, 2016

Free is good

This coming Sunday evening you have the chance for some good music in the park, just down the road in Murfreesboro. This event is of the Tennessee Valley Winds.

 Friends of the Greenway
"Concert in the Park" - Old Fort Park Pavillion #3
Spend a relaxing day in the park listening to tunes we all know and love.
Sunday, May 1, 2016
Time: 2 p.m.
Call time: 1:30 p.m.
Admission: Free

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Weekend activities for the whole family.

Hansel and Gretel is just a story, so don't get any ideas about leaving your kids at the Ceders of Lebanon state park...even if they deserve it. This is just good advice.

But....They do have some fun things scheduled for this weekend if you're up for it. A Wildflower Festival.

Cedar Glade Flower Hike via Motorcade or TDEC Bus—Leave from parking lot in front of Nature Center & next to Cedar Forest Lodge. 
9:00—11:30 am Caravan to Cedar Forest glade (learn from experts about cedar glade plants & glade natural history) Milo Pyne, Sunny Fleming, Darel Hess, Dennis Horn  
2:30—5:00 pm Caravan to Cedar Forest glade (learn from experts about cedar glade plants & glade natural history) Milo Pyne, Sunny Fleming, Darel Hess,
Dennis Horn
This and much more information is in the images included, or you can view it in PDF form.

They even have a Saturday meeting at 2:00—3:00 on Bee-Keeping in TN, Rod Vesterfelt will be the host for this event. Do you know that if you have a bees nest den chamber hive, you need to have it registered with the state? How the heck do you brand all those little bees? Sounds cruel to me.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Jobs and a job fair - good luck

From another Facebook page that does not allow sharing...I'm sharing. HAHAHA.

We are needing to fill reach truck positions in the Murfreesboro and Lavergne area. Must have stand up experience and a resume. please call office for information at 615-462-7266.


We need a carpenter here in Smyrna. Must have own tools. please call office at 615-462-7266. We need asap.

and a job fair happening Thursday this week.

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Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Consignment sale for a cause in May

The people at Crafters' Exchange (FB LINK)have a consignment sale to support the Fisher House. (Wow. Four links in one sentence).

The Tennessee Fisher House Foundation, Inc. is dedicated to financial, volunteer and emotional support for the residents of the Fisher House located at the Tennessee Valley Healthcare System in Murfreesboro and programs of the Fisher House Foundation. This “home away from home” enables family members to be close to a loved one at the most stressful time – during hospitalization for a disease, illness or injury. The program recognizes the special sacrifices of our men and women in uniform and their families and the hardships of military service by meeting a humanitarian need beyond that normally provided by the Department of Defense and Department of Veteran Affairs.

The Tennessee Fisher House is located on Alvin C. York VA Medical Center Campus, 3400 Lebanon Pike, Murfreesboro, TN.
The Crafters' Exchange Consignment Sale is free and open to the public. It is being held at the Lane Agri-park. It is open from May 12 at 9:30 AM to May 14 at 3 PM. Yes that does look like it is open for 53 1/2 hours straight, so recheck the time before you go.

We are excited to announce that for this spring sale, the fundraiser we are doing will be for the Fisher House. We are excited to be working with them to raise funds and to donate wish list items to their house in Murfreesboro. A Fisher House is “a home away from home” for families of patients receiving medical care at major military and VA medical centers. To find out more about the Fisher House, check out their website I will post final details about the fundraiser as soon as it's finalized.

TONIGHT - Free music

MTSU is hosting a free music recital for those interested.

Esther Park, piano
Wednesday, April 20, 2016 - 8:00 p.m.
Performing an exotic mix of French masterworks,
includes Debussy's Images Books I and II
Concerts are in Hinton Music Hall, Wright Music Building, MTSU Campus
Here is a performance by a Esther Park at the 2007 Int'l Piano Institute World Competition

Expose yourself to some quality music. While it might not be something kids would like, it is at least a brake break from the pap being played on the radio today.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Personal request

I have a want, not a need. I have come into a large amount of strawberries and instead of just freezing them, I plan on making some strawberry wine. The basic kits are not totally outrageous cost wise, but every penny counts. Does anyone out there have any carboys, primary fermentation buckets, siphons and such? I'm hedging my bet here. If I fail spectacularly at this, I can at least be happy I did not invest a lot into the effort. I'm looking for people that might have done this in the past and no longer do it, but they still have the basic setup.

Desserts for Dach

This is a good cause and if you have time, please drop by. Even if you don't win anything at the auction, you can still help a family that is trying to do the right thing in this world.

Desserts for Dach is a benefit to help bring Dacheley Afaayo home to the Dand family. Join us for an evening of family fun, desserts and shopping on Friday April 22nd from 6pm until 9pm in downtown Smyrna. Winners of the silent auction will be announced at 8:45pm. Donations accepted at the door for entry. We hope to see you there!

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Plan a family event

Looks like there is a free family event that might get your attention.

"Chill Out" with Kona Shaved Ice!
Post Date:04/13/2016 10:49 AM 
The island-inspired Kona Ice truck will be at the Smyrna Town Centre parking lot Shaved Ice to hand out FREE cups of tropical shaved ice and complimentary Hawaiian leis to all who stop by on April 18th from 3pm-5pm. National “Chill Out” Day is one of the many ways Kona Ice is encouraging the nation to take a step back, relax and enjoy a Kona. So plan to come and Chill Out with a delicious cup of shaved ice, tropical tunes, flower leis and fun games!

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Be on the lookout


* At approximately 12:40 am Smyrna Police responded to a shooting at the Singh Bar and Restaurant at the corner of Sam Ridley Parkway and Weakley Lane
* The shooting occurred in the parking lot and one male victim had been shot in the face and is currently in critical condition at Vanderbilt Hospital
* The shooter fled the scene prior to police arrival
* Both victim and suspect had been in the Singh Bar and Restaurant prior to the shooting but it is unclear what led to the shooting
* The shooter is described as a black male, with thick dreadlocks, beard and a tall/thin build
* The shooter was wearing a light colored hoodie and a light colored ball cap and may have a girlfriend living in the Smyrna area
* The shooter is believed to have left in a light colored Cadillac CTS and may live in Murfreesboro
* The shooter may have a girlfriend living in the Smyrna area
Photos of the shooting suspect are below. A video of the shooting suspect is attached in the previous post.
We request anyone with information regarding the identity or location of the shooting suspect to please contact Smyrna Police at 615-459-6644.

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Robbery crash update

The crash that was mentioned earlier this week on this site has taken a turn for the worse. It seems that the individuals were robbing Gun and Pawn on Front street. I've been in that store several times and it is a well run local business. Sadly they were the victims this time of a robbery.

The attempt was interrupted by the SPD and a chase ensued. The earlier crash mentioned a death, but it seems that some ran from the crash and are still being sought.

Three suspects in the truck were injured a transported to the hospital for treatment. The Tennessean now says one of those injured suspects has since died. Another is still being treated while the third was released. 
Police say at least three more suspects fled the wreck and are being sought by authorities. It appears that most if not all of the suspects are juveniles.
Damn kids. They think they are invulnerable and immortal. Sadly this will derail the life of those involved that are caught, and reinforce the idea that they can get away with anything for those that escape.

Washington Times
Local 8 Now

Monday, March 28, 2016

The Local fun time contest

The Town of Smyrna seems to be hosting a contest this week. Have fun!

Spring Break Instagram Contest #followmethroughSmyrna Details:

Thursday, March 24, 2016

New Business in town

I try to keep ads down to Grand Openings/New Businesses, Going out of business sales and Charity events. I am overjoyed when new businesses come into town. I like the energy they bring.

Here is a new business in town called Smith Dental. It has had several write ups about it in industry media due to its unique motif and already have a web presence on FaceBook and Web.

They've had their Grand Opening and are waiting for the surf to come in. Ha. The theme of their practice is for the surfing culture from the West Coast and it might be just what a kid needs to relax. No plastic ferns here. The site has none of the industrial look that is so offsetting and just made to put you on edge. The colorful site might just be what a kid needs to put their mind at ease.

Dr. Smith, of Smith Dental, is a Harvard and Vanderbilt educated Dentist. He has sites in Spring Hill and Madison that are Ortho-only, but the new Smyrna site is a Multi-specialty site to meet all your needs.

A lot of work has gone into this new business here in Smyrna and if you have a need, try them out.

I'm happy to say they are not on Sam Ridley, but are at 1347 Rock Springs Rd. Smyrna, Tennessee. They're number to call them is  615-83-SMILE

I asked, what for me is a very important question. Do they have nitrous? "we have nitrous, and our hours are Mon-Fri 8am-8pm; Saturday’s from 8a-2p. However, until we build-up our patient base, we aren’t yet seeing patients every Saturday."

Steve Cram from Smith Dental also said that "We also offer in-house financing for orthodontics.". That right there is a positive in my view.

Local first aid class being offered

As part of the Family Safety and Preparedness expo that is going to be held, a first aid class is also being offered. While I believe that everyone should have this knowledge, people with kids should really think about taking this class. 

The Town of Smyrna is offering a FREE CPR and AED Class at the 2nd Annual Family Safety and Preparedness Expo on Saturday, April 9, 2016. The Expo will be held at the the Smyrna Town Centre, 100 Sam Ridley Parkway East. The class time is scheduled for 9:00am to 3:00pm. The class is limited to the first 75 registrations received. Click here to register
Program: CPR/AED 
The American Red Cross CPR/AED program helps participants recognize and respond appropriately to cardiac, breathing emergencies. The courses in this program teach the knowledge and skills needed to give immediate care to an injured or ill person and to decide whether advanced medical care is needed.  
Course time will be from 9:00am to 3:00pm 
The CPR/AED course being offered will consist of the following modules: 
CPR (Adult/Child/Infant)
AED (Adult/Child/Infant) 
Certification Requirements
Attend all class sessions.
Participate in all course activities and successfully complete written examination. Demonstrate proficiency in all required skills.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Very local Jobs.

The Sam David home has a job openings. The position is for Executive Director, so if you qualify and need a job, please apply.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Spring Break!

The Parks and Rec department for Smyrna is putting up a nice selection of activities for next week.

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Sunday, March 20, 2016

Job open for those interested

Help Wanted!!
Smyrna Bowling Center is looking for a Short Order Cook to work our 2nd shift. The hours would be from 3pm-11pm (Sunday - Thursday) or 4pm-12am (Friday and Saturday). Part time or full time hours available.

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Help the SPD

The Smyrna Police Department seeks the public’s assistance in identifying two men reported to be involved in a cash scam at Walmart in Smyrna and Murfreesboro on 03/12/2016.
Suspect #1 is described as a black male, mid 30`s, wearing a black hat, glasses, black jacket and blue jeans.
Suspect #2 is described as a black male, mid 30`s wearing black hat, black hoodie, and black pants.
Suspects are possibly driving a light colored truck.
You are asked to contact Det. James Scott at (615)267-5014 if you have information that would assist in identifying the two men.

Thursday, March 17, 2016

This one needs to be jailed ASAP

The below individual identified as Michael Rogers Hayes is currently being sought for the rape of a child and has active warrants for this offense. He is also sought for questioning in reference to the statutory rape of another minor child. Anyone who knows where this individual may be or sees this individual is asked to contact Detective Allan Nabours with the Smyrna Police Department at (615) 267-5434 or your local agency.

Help the SPD

The Smyrna Police Department seeks the public’s assistance in identifying the men in the photographs.
A college student reported their bank card compromised and used here in Smyrna on 03/07/2016.
After reviewing transactions and video from the store, it appears the person in the video tried to use several credit cards, including the victim’s, to make a purchase. The suspect is an older w/m, wearing blue jeans and a grey shirt with black sleeves. He also is wearing glasses.
A second man wearing a grey shirt and jeans exited and got into the vehicle with the suspect making the transactions. The second man appears to have a tattoo on the bottom of his left forearm.
If you have any information that might lead to the identity of the persons in the video contact Det. James Scott at 615-267-5014.

Good? It's great...and free

Do you want to have an enriching night of good music for yourself and others? Do you find the might numbing pap played on the radio just short of a kid banging on a kitchen pot?

Well there are local sites where good music can be found at no or low cost. I should have put this together long ago, but see if anything grabs your interest.

Keyboard Artist Series 2015-2016Featuring MTSU faculty and distinguished guest artists from around the world! 
All concerts and master classes are free and open to the public!
Concerts are in Hinton Music Hall, Wright Music Building, MTSU Campus 
Adam Clark, piano
Monday, March 21, 2016 - 8:00 p.m.
Performing works by Bach, Chopin, Mendelssohn, and Rachmaninoff
MTSU Faculty Recital   
Esther Park, piano
Wednesday, April 20, 2016 - 8:00 p.m.
Performing an exotic mix of French masterworks,
includes Debussy's Images Books I and II
Piano Master class - Wednesday April 20, 11:30-12:30 (Hinton Hall)

Free is good. Information on these two events can be found here.

Also from MTSU is the Stones River Chamber Players

All concerts begin at 7:30 p.m. in Hinton MUSIC Hall of the Wright Music Building on the MTSU campus and are free and open to the public.
April 11
Franz Schubert: The Shepherd on the Rock, D. 965 
Dina Cancryn, soprano; Todd Waldecker; clarinet; Eunbyol Ko, piano 
Bohuslav Martinů: Quartet for Oboe, Violin, Cello, and Piano, H. 315 
Laura Ann Ross, oboe; Andrea Dawson, violin; Christine Kim, cello; Eunbyol Ko, piano
Jamey Simmons: Premiere of a new work for 2 trumpets, tuba, trombone, sax, and organ
Michael Arndt, trumpet; Jamey Simmons, trumpet; Ben Miles, tuba; David Loucky, trombone; Don Aliquo, saxophone; Angela Tipps, organ

MTSU also has many student recitals on their calendar for you to drop by and listen to. These, like all recitals, span the range from beginner to highly skilled, but they are performed by trained music majors and would make something better to do than eating popcorn and watching the latest movie.