Sunday, December 25, 2011

Christmas Tree Chipper Service

Remember to drop off your trees at Lee Victory Recreation Park on Sam Ridley Pkwy.
Drop-off period will be December 26 - January 16
Please remove all lights and decorations from the tree and drop-off at the designated areas only.

The chips from this program will be placed on new and existing trails.

For more information, contact Monty Perkins,
Smyrna Parks and Recreation, 459-9742 X2612.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Our Town

Here are the monthly and year-to-date crime numbers from the Smyrna Police Department.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

A Fine Romance

Libraries just do not loan out books, but can be the site of travelling exhibitions. Thankfully Smyrna is going to be the site of this show and you are all welcome to visit.

The exhibit A Fine Romance: Jewish Artists, American Songs 1910-1965 will be traveling through San Francisco, Baltimore, and Houston during a 55-city tour celebrating the music of artists like George Gershwin, Irving Berlin, and Jerome Kern. One of the other stops it will be making is at Smyrna Public Library.

“We’re very excited to have this exhibit here in Smyrna,” said Carol Kersey, branch director at the library. “This will be a chance to celebrate diversity and to enjoy music that has really defined America.” The exhibit will be the key attraction of this year’s Walter King Hoover Winter Reading Program, which celebrates its tenth anniversary in 2012.

A Fine Romance was developed by Nextbook, Inc., a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting Jewish literature, culture, and ideas, and the American Library Association Public Programs Office. The national tour of the exhibit has been made possible by grants from the Charles H. Revson Foundation, the Righteous Persons Foundation, the David Berg Foundation, and an anonymous donor, with additional support from Tablet Magazine: A New Read on Jewish Life. Locally, Friends of Smyrna Library, the Vanderbilt University music department, Dance with Stacey, and the MTSU English department have given their support.

The grand opening of the exhibit will be January 13 at the library. Scheduled to appear are Dr. Jim Lovensheimer, professor of ethnomusicology at Vanderbilt University, and the Vanderbilt Jazz Quintet. Other events will be scheduled throughout the run of the event, which will conclude in late February.

Smyrna Public Library is located at 400 Enon Springs Road West in Smyrna. The Library is the cornerstone of our community, enriching lives through free resources for learning, fun, and opportunity. For more information, call 615-459-4884 or visit
I hope you can take time to go and visit this show. With live music I suspect it will be an enriching experience.

Another Nissan/Yates job fair

They have another job fair this weekend for those interested in working at Nissan.
Jobseekers in Rutherford and neighboring middle Tennessee counties are invited to apply to Yates Services, LLC, for positions located at Nissan’s factory in Smyrna, the state announced today.

The job fair will take place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Murfreesboro Career Center, 1313 Old Fort Parkway, according to the news release from the Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development.
Of course they are looking for ones with certain skills and qualifications.
o Must be at least 18 years of age:
o Must have a valid driver’s license (any state) and second form of ID;
o Must be able to speak, read, and write English fluently;
o Must be able to pass a criminal background check (no felony convictions);
o Must be able to pass a thorough drug screen (zero tolerance);
o Must have at least a high school diploma or GED equivalent;
o Prefer 6 months of previous industrial experience in a high-volume manufacturing environment reflected on résumé or application;
o Please note that if you have interviewed with Yates in the past 6 months, you will not be eligible to reapply.
It should be noted that if you CAN NOT make the fair you can just go to Yates during the week and apply. A relative applied earlier this week and they have already been hired. This job fair is not the only chance to get a job there, it is just easier to get job applicants all in one place.

Good luck.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

'A Christmas Carol'

In Dickens’ day it was traditional for the adults to tell the children Ghost Stories at Christmas time. It is a good thing for us they did because this tradition led Dickens to write one of the most enduring stories ever penned. Come experience Charles Dickens’ timeless story of redemption as Ebenezer Scrooge is guided by the ghost of an old friend and the spirits of Christmas past, present, and future to discover what really makes one rich. You might even learn something yourself, but for sure you will enjoy yourself.

This year’s production is Directed by Ronnie Meek and features Sam Dalton as Scrooge. It also features the classic setting for the tale. So bring the whole family (at least those four and up) and come to Lamplighter’s to enrich your Christmas season.

Friday and Saturday evening performances
begin at 7:30pm
Sunday matinees begin at 4:30pm

Adults: $10.00
Seniors (55+): $8.00
Students: $8.00
Children(12 and under): $5.00
Child rate applies to 4-12 years old

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Tickets on sale

Tickets for the 2012 Great Tennessee Air Show here in Smyrna are now on sale.
May 12th and 13th 2012
The Great Tennessee Airshow is back! Featuring the world famous U.S. Navy Blue Angels, Dan Buchanan, Matt Chapman, Rob Holland, and Corkey Fornof, with more acts to be announced! Come experience the excitement and the exhilaration of The Great Tennessee Airshow!

Buy your tickets today for a great family outing May 12th and 13th at the Smyrna Airport in Smyrna, Tennessee!
Like always I expect it to be a real blast.