Thursday, June 30, 2011

Event reminder - TODAY!!!!!

Today is the day for fun.

Mark your calendars! The StoneCrest Women's Show returns on Thursday, June 30th, and it's bigger and better. Giveaways every 15 minutes! Free health screenings, food, live entertainment, wine tasting, cool jewelry, make-up tips and tricks, and demonstrations on Zumba and various cosmetic procedures! See the attached flyer for more details!


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Saturday, June 25, 2011

SImply Smyrna Summer Fest

A reminder about todays Summer Fest hosted by local businesses. Drop by and meet your neighbor.

Saturday June 25, 4 - 7pm.
HobNobSmyrna, Chick-fil-a of Smyrna, and Carpe Artista will be sponsoring the first "Simply Smyrna Summer Fest."

The event is free to the public and there will be games, inflatables, face painting, rock climbing wall, prizes, music, food while supplies last and much more. This is great time to get out and hobnob with people in the community and local business owners.
You still have a few hours before it starts...so dress cool and enjoy.

Event reminder


This is a good idea. A community document destruction service.

Consumer identity theft and fraud are a growing problem in our community. To raise awareness and to promote prevention, Town of Smyrna and the Smyrna Police Department along with ShredX Company have teamed up to host a Community Shred day event in Smyrna June 25th from 8:00 am until 2:00 pm "weather permitting". We will offer paper shredding services for local residents and small businesses. The event will be at the Smyrna Town Hall in the front parking lot area, and the service will provide fast available drop off service, while a state of the art High Speed Shredding unit will shred and destroy the paper as it arrives on sight.
This is happening today!

Friday, June 24, 2011

The musical days of Summer

Tracy Elliot is a local performer. Her country blues style on the songs I listened to were nice and I thought to share this one with you.

Tracy Elliott is a singer/songwriter/saxophonist based in Nashville, TN. Tracy writes and performs original music that can best be described as eclectofolkrockpopblues. She takes you on an eclectic journey through integrating the styles of folk, rock, pop, and blues, thus bringing to life a genre all her own. Whether it's through her passionate delivery or the words themselves, Tracy gives an intimate and honest approach to her music, appealing to the heart and souls of everyone.



Thursday, June 23, 2011

Event Reminder

The musical days of Summer

Todays performer is Lucci. Performing in a slow country style she really has a nice sound.

Pam Vettenburg (Lucci) writes from her heart.
She has laid pen to paper and written quite a nice mixture of
love, country, spiritual and blues songs.
Her unique voice will capture you immediately!



July 2nd?

Smyrna will be celebrating July 4h on July 2nd...okaaayyy!?!?!?

Music, Fun & Fireworks: Smyrna's Independence Day Celebration

Smyrna's traditional Independence Day celebration is set for Saturday, July 2, complete with Live Music from "Body and Soul", Food vendors will be there, inflatables for the kids, and also a Hot Dog Eating Contest.

Program begins at 5pm / Fireworks Show 9pm
Have fun all.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

The musical days of Summer

Blakk Roses is a Heavy Metal/Gothis group listed as being in Smyrna. For being listed as Heavy Metal the song chosen is rather mellow...hope they don't get offended. ;)

Blakk Roses started in 2004 as a studio band creating movie soundtracks. Lead vocalist/bassist/guitarist/songwriter Ashe Blakk formed the band in Nashville performing gigs on Music Row. In 2005, keyboardist/vocalist Toxic Nightmare joined the band and the song entitled Vampire/Succubus was an instant success. Blakk Roses had success in the European market with hits Neverland and I Am. Blakk Roses played in European venues in 2005 and 2006. Blakk Roses features a stage show with special effects and vampiric overtones showcasing their music. In 2010, they will release their first album of 14 songs entitle "Neverland". Release is due, not surprisingly, around October 31.




Kids can bowl free

Our Local bowling alley is taking part in a program for kids. This summer during certain times your child can bowl free...but you will need to rent shoes and pay for adults.

The Smyrna Bowling center has a page here where you can register your child for the program to receive the coupons. The times they can bowl free are...

Monday 12:00am — Midnight
Tuesday 12:00am — Midnight
Wednesday 12:00am — Midnight
Thursday 12:00am — Midnight
Friday 12:00am — 5:00pm
Saturday 12:00pm — 5:00pm
Sunday 8:00am — Midnight
This is for 18 and under so even high schoolers can take part in this great program.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Just $10

The Sam Davis home is having their Summer Soiree and you could go for the company, but stay for the exhibit.

Much like they would have 150 years ago just after Tennessee seceded from the Union, Rutherford County residents will gather at the Sam Davis Home at 6 p.m. Thursday for music and food.
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A Summer Soiree at the Sam Davis Home is being held in conjunction with a traveling exhibit entitled “This Cruel War: The Civil War in Rutherford County,” which will be on display at the Sam Davis Home and Museum through first week of July. The exhibit was created by MTSU public history students under the direction of Dr. Brenden Martin for the Sesquicentennial Remembrance, sponsored by the Rutherford County Tennessee Civil War Sesquicentennial Committee.
Have fun.

The musical days of Summer

This weeks talent starts with 'Robert Allen'. Their country style is laid back and very easy listening.

Robert performs country music in all its styles: traditional, bluegrass, honky tonk, rockabilly, blues. He has fronted and played harmonica for Grand Ole Opry artist Stonewall Jackson for several years, formed and fronted several of his own successful bands, and has sung all over the US and in 10 other countries. He is also a songwriter with his original songs in movies and in network and cable television shows.



Monday, June 20, 2011

The musical days of Summer

Rosemary Lewis has no bio, but has a fresh sound and seems a good way to start a week. I picked a live performance as I feel music groups should be judged by live performances and not polished tracks...and Rosemary delivered a good performance.



Sunday, June 19, 2011

Dog of the Week: Moe

Description     Moe is a 3 year old shih tzu / papillon mix.  He is a healthy, well behaved family dog that is good with kids...which is fabulous since small dogs are notorious for not liking children!  He is very active & loves daily walks.
His family surrendered him due to new apartment restrictions & a new baby.

Primary Breed     Shih Tzu
Secondary Breed     Papillon
Sex     Male
Grooming Needs     High
General Color     White with Tan, Yellow or Fawn
General Age     Adult
Pattern     Patches
General Size Potential     Small

Personality and Behavior
Activity Level     Moderately Active
Exercise Needs     Moderate
Indoor/Outdoor     Indoor Only
Requires a Yard     Yes
Requires Home with Fence     Any Type
Energy Level     Moderate
Personality & Behavior Qualities     Crate trained, Likes toys

Compatibility Information
Good with Kids     Yes
Compatibility Qualities     Older/ considerate kids only, Good for seniors/ elderly, Hypoallergenic, Apartment appropriate

http://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/19771530

Cat of the Week: Gloria

We recently took in a 'probably pregnant' cat from someone who was about to take her to PAWS.  We waited several weeks waiting for signs that we were going to get kittens, but none showed.  So she is now spayed & ready to go to her furever home!  She is very loving & is ok with being held.

Primary Breed     Domestic Short Hair
Sex     Female
Altered     Yes
Grooming Needs     Low
General Color     Black and White
Pattern     Tuxedo
Ear Type     Erect
Eye Color     Yellow

Personality and Behavior
Indoor/Outdoor     Indoor Only
Reaction to New People     Friendly
Likes to Vocalize     Some
Personality & Behavior Qualities     Affectionate

Compatibility Information
Good with Adults     All
Good with Cats     Yes
Good with Dogs     Yes
Compatibility Qualities     Good for seniors/ elderly, Apartment appropriate

http://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/18274074

Friday, June 17, 2011

Suspects at large

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I like how words are used in press releases. "Suspect" and "person of interest" are neutral and lawsuit safe words. Here in Smyrna the police are looking for 2 'suspects' and would like your help.


Fraudulent/Stolen Credit Card

On June 7, 2011, an unidentified black male stole a wallet from a purse inside the Cracker Barrel in Smyrna. Around 6:19 pm on the same date, a heavy set black female used the credit cards from the stolen purse to purchase $636.00 worth of gift cards at the Wal-Mart on Nolensville Road in Nashville. The same woman then attempted to purchase and additional $500.00 worth of gift cards from the same location; this transaction was denied. The female suspect left the store and got into the passenger side of a black SUV, possibly a Chevy Yukon or Denali. The same female went to the K-Mart on Nolensville Road and attempted to purchase $1662.00 worth of gift cards with a stolen credit card but this transaction was denied as well.


Home Burglary Suspect

On May 31, 2011, around 9:26 pm, a white male broke into the garage of an elderly female at 316 Rosemary Street in Smyrna. He left the garage with a Black and Decker drill, a gas powered Black and Decker grass trimmer and a Roto Zip tool. This subject then left on foot in an unknown direction. This incident was captured on the homeowners surveillance camera. Images of the suspect are attached to this email.
If you can help the police in capturing these people please contact Detective Allan Nabours at (615) 459-9742, ext. 5434.

Thanks and have a happy weekend.

The musical days of Summer

Rick Stufflebean is todays performer. With no bio his music will have to deliver the whole message. He has 23 songs to enjoy, and I would describe his music as 'Whiskey sipping music'...but that's just how I see it. Enjoy as Rick is a good way to start the weekend.


Local Gunshow



For those interested there is going to be a gunshow in Murfreesboro and with this coupon you can get $1 off the entrance fee.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Helping you start your own business

There is going to be a seminar locally for those interested in starting your own business. Reservations are required to call now.

Starting Your Own Business
Date: 7/7/2011
Time: 4:00 PM TO 6:00 PM

3050 Medical Center Parkway
Murfreesboro, TN 37129

Phone:
615-898-2745

Event Description: Middle Tennessee State University’s Small Business Development Center, in conjunction with the Small Business Administration, will conduct a free seminar on starting your own business on July 7, 2011,from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce n Murfreesboro. The purpose of this seminar is to provide individuals interested in starting a business a broad overview of the many things they will be confronted with in doing so. It will introduce attendees to the Tennessee Small Business Development Center, the services available, and how it can assist in the development of their business venture. Sources for information gathering,research and databases available are also discussed. This seminar is intended for persons who have never been in business. There is no charge to attend the seminar, or for one-to-one counseling which is available, by appointment, after attending the seminar. Reservations are required and available on-line at www.tsbdc.org or by calling 615-898-2745. Please arrive and sign in 10 minutes prior to the startup of the seminar. Accommodations are available for the handicapped.
I'll repost this a week or so before the event so you can still make your reservation if you want to attend.

The musical days of Summer

Randy Stoneman is todays talent. Someone that has performed at the Grand Old Opry he says the following about himself.

Randy Stoneman has been playing and performing live since he was 12 yrs old with such influences as his grand father, country music hall of fame inductee "POP STONEMAN" and The Stoneman Family which won the first annual CMA vocal group of the year in 1967.and had a syndicated tv show "THOSE STONEMANS"!
Although their musical style may varie ,you can definitely hear the traditional styles of his family in the songs he writes.
Randy has performed on the "GRAND OLE OPRY",RALPH EMERY SHOW ,MIDNIGHT JAMBOREE,PTL CLUB,NASHVILLE GOSPEL HOUR



How dirty is your car?

The Smyrna High School band is having a car wash on June 25th as a fund raiser. Plan on taking your car and having someone else clean it.

A car wash from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 25 at Bob Parks Realty on Sam Ridley Parkway will benefit the Smyrna High School marching band.

A $5 donation is suggested.

The funds will help students pay for band camp

TOMORROW

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

The Angry chicken eats healthy

The Angry Chicken likes these numbers when it comes to eating healthy by using non-factory produced eggs.

1/3 less cholesterol
1/4 less saturated fat
3/2 more vitamin A
Twice the omega-3 fatty acids
Three times more vitamin E
Seven times more beta carotene
Four to six times more vitamin D.
The positive side of having healthy and clean backyard chickens is now enumerated.
The article does say that many other towns in Utah have joined the backyard chicken movement.
Over the past few years, Utah has participated in a growing nationwide trend of poultry urbanization. Salt Lake, Provo, West Valley City, Spanish Fork and Orem are just some of the Utah communities that recently approved or considered ordinances allowing residents to keep backyard chickens.
The Angry chicken wants to eat healthier...but it is hard to do when illegal.

The musical days of Summer

Brad Howard is here to perform some country for you as todays Smyrna talent. His bio tells a little of his history.

Brad was born in the North Georgia area, and his family moved to North Wilkesboro, North Carolina when he was two years old. North Wilkesboro is a small town about thirty miles from the Blue Ridge mountains. He started singing in church at a very young age while his dad would play the guitar for him. He eventually would begin singing in churches around the southeastern area. While in high school, he became part of a gospel trio that would perform in the local area until he graduated. After Brad graduated from high school, he joined the Air Force full-time. While in active duty, he concentrated more on his military service then on music. He would eventually transfer into the Air Force Reserves and get back to doing what he loved. He started performing again in churches located in the southeastern area, while working at industrial plants full-time. He would later get the opportunity to perform the national anthem for several minor league games in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Brad always had a deep love for country music and recalls singing along with artists like George Strait, Don Williams, Gene Watson and others as a boy. He decided to start writing and recording his own material. His desire is to keep real country music alive, and reach out to people with his music. Brad currently lives in Smyrna, Tennessee. He is a proud parent of a 11 year old boy from a previous marriage. He credits God for his supportive family, musical opportunities, and the inspiration needed to write songs.




Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Local theatre audition

I sadly missed this audition so the first date for children to audition has passed, but there is another Saturday.

Lamplighter’s Theatre Company announces auditions for Annie. Production dates are September 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, and 18.

Auditions will be held at Springhouse Worship and Arts Center. Parts are available for 7 young girls and 21 adults. Girls roles are for girls that appear to be between the ages of 6 and 13. No one under 6 will be allowed to audition. Great character roles are available for men and women of all ages.

All auditions will consist of acting, singing and dancing. Please dress accordingly. Bring a track or be prepared to sing a song from the show. Adult actors will audition with cold readings from the script. Children should also prepare a one minute monologue. This monologue will be the only acting audition for children. (Children will not read from the script.)

Children’s auditions are June 14 from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. and June 18th from 9:00 am until noon.

Adult auditions are on June 20th from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Children and adults will not audition together. If an adult is interested in auditioning, but can not audition on June 20th, please call 615-516-9058 to schedule an audition time.
Good luck.

The musical days of Summer

jUNK.38 is todays talent listed as "Hip Hop / Experimental / Punk Ethos". His music has mature themes, so listen with that in mind. His bio shows a desire to not just perform, but have a message in his tunes. Enjoy.

jUNk.38 was born out of a need for change...In a lyrical sense, to bring back the days when a person with a microphone in hand actually had something to say...In a musykal sense to experiment and manipulate audio waves that cause emotion and guide the listener on a journey...Whether that journey takes them to a dark place, a warm summer day, the inner working of my mind, or perhaps a new emotional experience the listener has yet to come across...I started producing my own beats out of necessity as I had no producer that could capture what I wanted to present...Until this incarnation of my musykal spirit I had previously played guitar in, and lent vocals to, a few punk bands, an industrial band and filled as lead guitarist for a folk band...So when I was told by a the producer/programmer of the industrial band, that "You [I] rap better than you [I] sing" thus was born the subliminal shadow of society known as jUNk.38...Check it out and as ever...KEEP IT STRAIGHT...Peasche






Crime in Smyrna

Each month the Smyrna Police Department posts online the folling information on basic crime numbers. I thought you might find them interesting.

These are the monthly and year to date calls for service that officers have responded to at the Smyrna Police Department. This is not the Uniform Crime Report that is submitted to the FBI and TBI.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Simply Smyrna Summer Fest

Some local businesses are hosting a Summer Fest for Smyrna. Smyrna used to have a Festival Organization that lasted many years and helped the community greatly. This is really what being part of a town is all about.

Saturday June 25, 4 - 7pm.
HobNobSmyrna, Chick-fil-a of Smyrna, and Carpe Artista will be sponsoring the first "Simply Smyrna Summer Fest."

The event is free to the public and there will be games, inflatables, face painting, rock climbing wall, prizes, music, food while supplies last and much more. This is great time to get out and hobnob with people in the community and local business owners.
Make plans and meet some great people.

The musical days of Summer

Mondays group is 'Bryson Weakley'. Described simply as "Five guys from middle Tennessee." I think they are a great way to start the week off.


Sunday, June 12, 2011

Dog of the Week: Fancy

Fancy is a doxie mix, about 3 years old.  She has a very sweet disposition. Animal control picked her up, found her owner, but her owner never came and claimed her!  She is about 20lbs, reddish brown, long hair.

Primary Breed     Dachshund
Sex     Female
Altered     Yes
Up-to-date     Yes
Coat Length     Long
General Color     Golden/Chestnut
General Age     Young
General Size Potential     Small
Ear Type     Uncropped
Eye Color     Brown
Tail Type     Long

Personality and Behavior
Indoor/Outdoor     Indoor Only
Requires a Yard     Yes
Requires Home with Fence     Any Type
Reaction to New People     Friendly

Compatibility Information
Good with Kids     Yes
Good with Adults     All
Good with Cats     Yes
Good with Dogs     Yes
Owner Experience Needed     Breed        
Compatibility Qualities     Older/ considerate kids only

http://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/18621814

Cat of the Week: Tigger

Tigger is a declawed, 10 year old female. Her family had to move and couldn't take her. She acts a bit hostile when you aproach her, but once she learns you won't hurt her, she loves attention.  She was with her family her entire life and is scared, confused and unsure.

Because of her age, Tigger's adoption fee is $25.  She is also a candidate for our seniors to seniors program.

Primary Breed     Domestic Short Hair
Secondary Breed     Tabby
Sex     Female
Altered     Yes
Declawed     Yes
Coat Length     Medium
General Color     Gray and White
General Age     Senior
Pattern     Tabby
Ear Type     Erect

Personality and Behavior
Indoor/Outdoor     Indoor Only
Requires a Yard     No
Requires Home with Fence     No
Reaction to New People     Cautious

Compatibility Information
Compatibility Qualities     Good for seniors/ elderly, Apartment appropriate

http://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/19422114

Hug a furry face today...and buy a pastry

The "All About Animals Rescue & Adoption" group here in Smyrna is holding a bake sale for the support of their charges.

BAKE SALE
Saturday, June 25 · 11:00am - 3:00pm

We will be having a bake sale fundraiser at the PetSmart in Smyrna! Come by & meet our adoptables...and buy a cookie to help pay for their vetting!
The AAARA is a non-profit and that pretty much means they depend on the kindness of the community to do the best they can. On their facebook page they have a list of items that cannot get enough of.
dog food - puppy & adult (regular/large breed/small breed)
dog treats / bones
cat food
cat litter
paper towels
dog & cat toys
Heartguard
Frontline Plus
kennels/cages
printer ink
office supply store gift cards
gas cards
disinfectant wipes
wet/hand wipes
old towels, blankets, or dog beds
dog & cat collars / leashes
Some of the items are obvious, but a few surprised me. I know I have a few collars lying around that my cat looked at and said 'Oh heck no!' before they even went on.

The AAARA has their own blog where they post information on animals locally that are up for adoption. I've extended to them an invitation to do a weekly post here to help spread the news and information on their group I hope they accept.

Jobs coming to Smyrna

I'm not sure how many of these positions will be filled locally, but we have a number of temp jobs that will hit our town soon.

Rentenbach has worked on two high schools for Hamilton County Schools, Signal Mountain Middle/High and East Hamilton High, in the last few years. The Signal Mountain project was completed in 2008 at a cost of $42.5 million. That school is 262,000 square feet, compared to East Hamilton High, which is 287,000 square feet when it opened in 2009. The newer school cost $41.9 million to build.

Stewarts Creek, modeled after Siegel High, will be about 350,000 square feet.
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"When we built Signal Mountain, we had 250 to 300 people on the site. This project would take that many people or more," she said. "But that's steady employment those people will have for 22 months."
You figure the company has a core of employees, but most of the people will be local hires.

Construction should begin in July, so keep an eye on who wins the bid, and if I find out I'll post it. You might have a job if you go for it....I wonder if they need a fat out-of-shape liberal arts major to help build the school. I can hope can't I?

The musical days of Summer

This is going to be one of the rare "Musical days of Summer" as this talent is not local...or even from the United States. The Kelt Grass band will be at the Smyrna Public Library for you to enjoy

Kelt Grass Band
June 13, 10 a.m.

Join us for Celtic folk music for all ages.
This looks like a great family event and a way to expose your kids to a different taste of music. Here is a performance by them from europe. The band is in town for the Fold Festival that is happening this week in Murfreesboro.



Friday, June 10, 2011

Local free couponing seminar

This event might be of some use to our readers

A free couponing seminar is set for 10 a.m. to noon June 11 [2011] at River of Life Church, 596 Sam Ridley Parkway W., Smyrna.

Guest speaker will be manager of the Smyrna Publix store.
Every penny counts.

The musical days of Summer

The last talent for the week is Gabriel Redding. Classified on the site as 'pop' his bio shows that he is also a voice for fighting Multiple Sclerosis.

GABRIEL produces modern pop/rock music with twist of classic, electronic, and world instruments. His shows are a demonstration of catchy melodies, stunts, and his self-taught ability to play over 50 instruments, in some cases two or three at a time, all in stunning 4.1 digital surround sound, completely enveloping the audience in his remarkable world of sounds and sights. Gabriel Redding is also drummer for the modern rock band, the Redding Brothers, and has opened for Boys Like Girls, Hinder, Lady Antebellum, Jason Aldean, Jason Mraz, Bo Bice, Joan Jett, Gin Blossoms, KC and the Sunshine Band, and has performed in the middle-east for the troops on a USO tour. He performs at colleges and military bases all over the US, coffee shops and movie theaters, and where ever else he finds to play. From June 29th to August 10th, 2009, GABRIEL bicycled across the continent, from Virginia Beach, Virginia to Seattle, Washington, totaling 43 days and 3204.3 miles to raise money and awareness for the Multiple Sclerosis Society.





Stay tuned as I think Reverbnation has enough classified as 'Smyrna TN.' to keep the tunes rolling.

"Rock Your World" Summer Rock Camp

This is the second of the two programs being offered locally by Carpe Artista.


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As the previous event they recently announced the following.
pssstt...I have a secret to share....Register for carpe camps before June 20th and use promo code 0112 to receive $50 off your registration. Offer ends June 20th so don't delay!
If interested give them a call and enjoy.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

The musical days of Summer

Todays performer is Cliff Moore and he performs in the Christian genre of music. His bio describes himself as such

The Vision...

It's pretty simple... Music and Worship combined. In the Gospel of John chapter 4 a conversation takes place between Jesus and a woman who has come to a well to draw water. During this encounter Jesus reveals a truth about worship. He instructs the woman that a day is coming when people will worship the Father in "spirit and truth", and that the Father is looking for these types of worshipers. Cliff Moore Music is dedicated to providing an atmosphere for people to accomplish this. Through simple songs we hope to inspire the listener to examine themselves, and lift high the name of Christ!
I hope you enjoy the song I picked and are enjoying some of the local talent we have here in Smyrna.


From Smyrna to the ROO

Looks like Smyrna is a jump off point for a big bike trip to Bonnaroo.

For concertgoers looking for a way to avoid traffic snarls and long lines for this year’s Bonnaroo Music Festival June 9-12 in Manchester, Tenn., festival organizers have just the thing – a 60-mile, overnight bike ride to the event.

The inaugural Roo Ride literally takes the scenic route and cuts down one’s carbon footprint. The ride departs June 11 from the city of Smyrna to Manchester, taking in points of interest along the route such as Civil War battlegrounds. The route ends a short distance from festival grounds where riders can camp and enjoy the event, bike back or hitch a ride back with Roo Ride organizers.
This is pretty cool. Odd that it starts AFTER the concerts have already commenced, but it still looks like fun.

Creative Clash Visual Arts Camp

Carpe Artista, a local arts project has planned for the summer a few programs for youth you might be interested in.


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Carpe Artista describes their impressive plan of action and what they desire for the future.
Locally, the strategy of Carpe Artista is to revitalize the historic part of Smyrna by infusing the physical area with the arts and development of the arts community. The vision is to create a hub of artistic activity through the creation of an artist development center based in a coffee shop. This will be located in one of the historic buildings on Front Street.

The coffee shop will provide a perpetual venue for the presentation of art to the community. It will be a place for ongoing teaching of curriculum for artists in their specific art form as well as leadership and character development. In addition, Carpe Artista will work to connect other arts organizations throughout Smyrna, Rutherford County and the greater Nashville area
On their facebook page they gave this update for the program.
pssstt...I have a secret to share....Register for carpe camps before June 20th and use promo code 0112 to receive $50 off your registration. Offer ends June 20th so don't delay!
If interested give them a call and have fun.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Angry Chicken wants a bike

A local Backyard chicken group has organized its THIRD Coop Tour to show people backyard chickens. This community outreach seems a good wayt o show people how they can go about starting their own chicken program. Sadly it pretty much has to already be legal to do something like this.

Walk it. Drive it. Or bike it. Alameda Backyard Chickens has teamed up once again with Bike Alameda to sponsor the Coop Tour 2011.

It's the third running of the event showcasing eight homes -- along a nearly four-mile trek -- that have a variety of chickens and chicken coops proudly displayed in their yards. Its purpose: to educate Island residents about raising and keeping backyard chickens.

"It's not as straight forward as it sounds. You have to have a safe, clean place for them to sleep. The coop has to be safe from predators like raccoons, aggressive neighborhood cats or chicken hawks," said Jacqueline Cooper, 48, a two-year member of Alameda Backyard Chickens and co-organizer of the tour. "I have an aviary coop, one woman has a tiki themed coop, another has a much more developed urban farmstead with meat rabbits and vegetable plots. So, it's to show people a variety of coops, chickens and answer any questions they may have about raising their own."
Angry Chicken finds his short legs make biking hard....so very angry.

StoneCrest Women's Show

This looks like something you might want to plan on attending...plus a chance to win free stuff.

Mark your calendars! The StoneCrest Women's Show returns on Thursday, June 30th, and it's bigger and better. Giveaways every 15 minutes! Free health screenings, food, live entertainment, wine tasting, cool jewelry, make-up tips and tricks, and demonstrations on Zumba and various cosmetic procedures! See the attached flyer for more details!


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The musical days of Summer

Todays musical days of Summer is a group NOT from Smyrna, but one that will be performing here this coming Friday and you're invited. The Parks and Recreations department will be hosting them Friday as part of the 'Music in the Park' program.




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Of course you need to hear them to enjoy them, so from Youtube we have them performing "Walking in Jerusalem (Just Like John)"

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

New Business and a rumor

I was asked if two specifics stores were moving into the strip mall next to Krispy Kreme. I checked and found that I could confirm one and thought some of you might be interested.


From their facebook page they describe themselves as such.

Papa Murphy's Take 'n' Bake Pizza of Middle Tennessee
Founded September 6, 2006
About Papa Murphy’s is the largest take ‘n’ bake pizza company in the world with over 1,150 stores in 32 states. We were voted “Best Pizza Chain in America” by consumers nationwide for the last seven years! Nobody tops a fresher pizza!
Company Overview Papa Murphy's of Middle Tennessee is operated and held by U.S. Pizza, LLC. This group holds the franchise rights to all of Middle TN and will build approximately 40 locations in the area. There are currently 16 open for business.
Products Take and Bake Pizza, Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough, Cheesy Bread, Cinnamon Wheels, Salads and Beverages
The other restaurant inquired about was Panera Bread. Sadly I cannot find anything on them moving into Smyrna, but we can hope. I'm just glad to see any movement and growth in Smyrna.

Now there is no news on hiring as of yet, but their online job section is taking applications in general and getting in early never hurts...for the most part.

Prevent Identity Theft Smyrna Shred Day


This is a good idea. A community document destruction service.

Consumer identity theft and fraud are a growing problem in our community. To raise awareness and to promote prevention, Town of Smyrna and the Smyrna Police Department along with ShredX Company have teamed up to host a Community Shred day event in Smyrna June 25th from 8:00 am until 2:00 pm "weather permitting". We will offer paper shredding services for local residents and small businesses. The event will be at the Smyrna Town Hall in the front parking lot area, and the service will provide fast available drop off service, while a state of the art High Speed Shredding unit will shred and destroy the paper as it arrives on sight.
I'll repost the information the day of the event for those interested.

Here is a PDF with much more information on the event.

The musical days of Summer

Todays music is from Onny Rachelle. She has no bio posted, but the music is listed in the Country genre.




She also had posted the song 'Crazy', but I thought a less well known one would show her talent better.

Monday, June 6, 2011

The musical days of Summer

Being near Nashville Smyrna has a lot of musical talent that many do not know of or have ever had the chance to hear. I figured that I would share with you some local talent to show the wide range of music in our town. At the website Reverbnation Smyrna is represented by everything from rap to death metal to religious music. I have made a random selection and plan for the near future to share with you one a day. I hope you enjoy today’s selection as it is wild start to a new series.

Today's group is Dyer Road and list their group as Metal/Deathcore/Basedcore. Their bio says...

We are Dyer Road from Smyrna, Tennessee. We're a 4 piece deathcore hardcore metalcore black metal death metal band, pretty much a mix of all things heavy. We've been writing and playing together since July 2010, went through a few vocal changes, but now have a solid line up that's ready to keep going forward and take over the world.







Remember that I warned you it was wild. Tomorrow will be a lot 'calmer'.