Friday, February 25, 2011

Free is still good

It is tax time and for those like me who look at the forms as a form of social torture..there is hope and help available at the Smyrna Public Library.

Free Tax Assistance

VITA, IRS-certified community volunteers, will be providing free tax preparation again this year at Smyrna Library. To see if the forms you are filing will be eligible, please see flyers at the library. Please bring your W-2 and 1099 forms, information for other income, information for all deductions and credits, a copy of last year's return, social security cards for yourself, your spouse, and your dependents, proof of ID for yourself and your spouse, and proof of account for direct depositing.

Sign-up for this service is first-come, first-served and begins at opening the day of the assistance.
The Dates they will be there are bellow.
February 19, 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
February 26, 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
March 12, 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
March 26, 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Free is good

This post will repeat the day before each tax assistance day. Good luck.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Free is good

It is tax time and for those like me who look at the forms as a form of social torture..there is hope and help available at the Smyrna Public Library.

Free Tax Assistance

VITA, IRS-certified community volunteers, will be providing free tax preparation again this year at Smyrna Library. To see if the forms you are filing will be eligible, please see flyers at the library. Please bring your W-2 and 1099 forms, information for other income, information for all deductions and credits, a copy of last year's return, social security cards for yourself, your spouse, and your dependents, proof of ID for yourself and your spouse, and proof of account for direct depositing.

Sign-up for this service is first-come, first-served and begins at opening the day of the assistance.
The Dates they will be there are bellow.
February 19, 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
February 26, 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
March 12, 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
March 26, 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Free is good

This post will repeat the day before each tax assistance day. Good luck.

Youth Spring Soccer

Already Spring sports is in the air.

Youth Spring Soccer

Date: 1/23/2011 TO 2/27/2011
Time: 12:00 PM
2001 Motlow College Blvd
Smyrna, Tn 37167

Phone:
615-220-9622

Event Description: Rutherford County Wide Youth Spring Soccer Registrations 1/23 - 2/27 Practices start the week of 3/14 Games run 3/26-5/14 Ages 3-11 $50 YMCA Members $75 Non Members YMCA Youth Sports Parent, Player and Spectator Code of Conduct To successfully accomplish our organization’s mission and the goals of YMCA Youth Sports, the YMCA encourages good sportsmanship and prohibits behavior which is negative, disruptive and not in keeping with the spirit of a program designed for the growth and enjoyment of children. The code of conduct’s primary purpose is not to be punitive, but to clearly communicate in advance that negative behavior carries consequences. The YMCA strives to maintain an atmosphere in which competition, fair play and gracious winning or losing exist under the umbrella of the YMCA’s Christian heritage and mission.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

The Bard is in Smyrna

Our local theatre group is hosting another production of A Midsummer Night's Dream.

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Date: 2/18/2011 TO 2/20/2011
Lamplighters Theatre
14119 Old Nashville Hwy
Smyrna, TN 37167
Event Description: Held at the Lamplighter's Theatre, 14119 Old Nashville Highway, Smyrna. Take the Shakespeare Challenge! We will make you laugh out loud or give you your money back. Friday & Saturday performances at 7:30 p.m., Sunday performance at 4:30 p.m., Tickets: Adults-$10, Seniors (55 and up)-$8 and children 4 to 12- $5. Contact: (615) 534-0148, www.lamplighterstheatre.net

Sunday, February 13, 2011

I welcome our robotic overlords

The Discovery Center at Murfree Spring is hosting an exhibit based upon the nature of robots.

Robotic Zoo Exhibit

Date: 2/1/2011 TO 5/8/2011
Time: 10:00 AM TO 5:00 PM

The Robot Zoo is a traveling exhibit that reveals the biomechanics of giant robot animals to illustrate how real animals work. Nature's engineering and human technology converge in this exciting exhibit featuring giant robot animals and more than a dozen hands-on activities!
There is a small admission, but the joy a kid would receive compared to a movie is worth it.
Admission
Adults & Children: $6.00
Children under two are FREE!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY

in effect until Thursday, Feb 10, 3:00 AM
...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 3 AM CST THURSDAY...

* ACCUMULATIONS: 1 TO 3 INCHES.

* IMPACTS: ROADS WILL BECOME SNOW COVERED AND SLICK.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW...SLEET...OR FREEZING RAIN WILL CAUSE TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SLIPPERY ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES...AND USE CAUTION WHILE DRIVING.

alas poor Smyrna High

From the Smyrna AM

The Smyrna High production of William Shakespeare's classic "Macbeth" has been postponed due to weather.

Shows originally scheduled for tonight and Thursday will take place at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday and 7:30 p.m. Monday.
I still have not seen a single snowflake today so far...maybe this is all Much Ado About Nothing..sorry, I could not resist.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

The word for today is...

de-annexation

On the agenda for tonight is a request by a company to have some land de-annexed. I really cannot remember the last time I've seen this request in front of the town council.

Planning Commission Report:i. Consideration of an ordinance relative to the de-annexation of property located on Tax Map 28, part of Parcel 62.02, comprising approximately 2.327 acres, (requested by Mid- South Logistics). Property is located off Chaney Road behind Cedar Grove School. First Reading.
I wonder what reasons they have to leave us.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Help me get home


We have a found lost dog looking for its home.

My wife who is the director of the La Petite here in Smyrna found this puppy outside her building. We are just trying to find his owner. Please let me know if you have any questions and if you can’t do it I understand.
This is the listing on craigslist with images.
Found - Male blue heeler/beagle mix on Hazelwood in Smyrna (Smyrna)...On 2/7/11 I found this sweet little boy that I nicknamed "Little Ricky". If he belongs to you or if you know who he belongs to please send me a message. I would like nothing more than to return him to his rightful owner.
Anyone know little guy?

Comprehensive Plan Public Meeting - February 10, 2011

This looks like something a few of you might be interested in. When Smyrna did their comprehensive plan the turnout for non governmental people was rather lite.

A small edit here. For those who might wish to view this plan they have it posted online here. Enjoy.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Great American Clean Up

Keep America Beautiful is a nation wide effort to keep our communities as lovely as we would want them to be.

Keep America Beautiful's Great American Cleanup, the nation's largest community improvement program, takes place annually from March 1 through May 31, involving an estimated 3 million volunteers and attendees. The hardworking volunteers donated more than 5.7 million hours in 2010 to clean, beautify and improve more than 33,000 communities during more than 30,000 events in all 50 states and beyond. Activities included beautifying parks and recreation areas, cleaning seashores and waterways, handling recycling collections, picking up litter, planting trees and flowers, and conducting educational programs and litter-free events.
As part of the local effort the town of Smyrna is holding their 6th annual stream clean up. For anyone who enjoys fishing, boating, or just sitting and watching the stream flow past, this gives you the chance to keep the area the way you would want it to be.
6th ANNUAL
TOWN OF SMYRNA
STREAM CLEANUPS

AS PART OF THE NATIONWIDE
GREAT AMERICAN CLEANUP EVENT

**********
STREAM CLEANUP #1
MARCH 12TH
(3-26-11 makeup date)
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STREAM CLEANUP #2
APRIL 30TH (no makeup date)
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STREAM CLEANUP #3
MAY 14TH (5-21-11 makeup date)
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ALL SATURDAYS
**********
8AM – NOON
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YOUTH GROUPS, SCOUTS, CHURCHES, FIRMS, &
INDIVIDUALS ARE ALL WELCOME
**********
HERE’S YOUR CHANCE TO TRY OUR EQUIPMENT
“FUNDED UNDER AN AGREEMENT WITH TWRA”
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STREAM CLEANUP MEETING SITES:
TO BE ANNOUNCED
**********

FOR MORE INFORMATION & TO SIGN-UP
CALL GREG Upham @ 355-5701 (or email)
If you like to join in please give Greg a call and make plans for the days listed.

This post will repost the Friday before each scheduled date.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Smyrna Rotary Club

Taylor Loyal of the Smyrna AM did a nice writeup about the history of the Smyrna LaVergne Rotary club.

The Rotary Club, an international service organization with 1.2 million members in 33,000 clubs worldwide, got its start in Smyrna and La Vergne because one man was on a mission, the charter members explained in the interview. William M. McNeil, a member of the Murfreesboro Rotary Club, went to each prominent business here, sat down with their owners and managers and asked them to help him start a new chapter of the club.
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McNeil kept going until he had 36 members by the time the Smyrna Rotary Club was chartered on March 22, 1971. The club had its first meeting on April 24, 1971 at the Stones River Country Club with McNeil as the group's first president.
The Rotary club is well known for their yearly fish fry that brings in several hundred thousand dollars for our community.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

The Nissan Battery plant is on schedule.

Construction is progressing on Nissan's manufacturing facility in Smyrna, Tenn., which will produce lithium-ion batteries to power the Nissan LEAF zero-emission vehicle. The all-electric Nissan LEAF will be produced at Nissan's vehicle assembly facility in Smyrna beginning in 2012.

The foundation is laid, structure being erected and roof being installed on the vehicle battery manufacturing plant, which at 1.3 million square feet at full capacity will be one of the largest in the country. The battery plant will be capable of producing 200,000 advanced-technology batteries annually. It is located adjacent to Nissan's vehicle assembly plant, which is being retooled to accommodate production of Nissan LEAF and will be capable of producing 150,000 electric cars annually. Combined, Nissan LEAF and battery production will create up to 1,300 U.S. manufacturing jobs when the plants are operating at full capacity
The 1,300 job number looks very nice. I know people have spoken harshly against Nissan for using temp workers and the payouts, but you would be hard pressed to view this in a negative light.