Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Tilting at windmills

The Lamplighter’s Theatre Company will be performing for the next two weekends the classic "Man of LaMancha"
Smyrna, Tennessee-based Lamplighter’s Theatre Company’s presented Man of LaMancha for its very first major musical in 2005. The show met with enthusiastic applause, prompting one theater-goer to respond, “The impossible dream is seeing community theatre this good!”
Seven years later, Lamplighter’s Theatre Company opens its 2012-13 A Journey of Discovery season with the return of the beloved musical. Roonie Meek and Nathan Owen are back to reprise their 2005 roles as Don Quixote and Sancho Panza respectively, and veteran director Greg Wilson is back to helm the production once more.
In 2005 our audience was only starting to discover Lamplighter’s Theatre,” Wilson mused. “Those who were there are delighted at the prospect of seeing Man of LaMancha again. Some of the most moving and powerful music ever written for the American stage combines with the timeless wit and inspiration of the story of Don Quixote to create an unforgettable evening at the theatre.”
Man of LaMancha runs September 7, 8, 9, 14, 15 &16, 2012.
This show contains mature themes revolving around the excesses of the Spanish Inquisition. Parents may wish to consider whether young children should attend.
Lamplighter’s Theatre is located on the campus of Springhouse Worship & Arts Center at 14119 Old Nashville Highway, Smyrna, TN. Tickets are available at For more information contact Lamplighters Theatre Company at (615) 852-8499

Here is a performance of the song "the Impossible Dream" by Peter o'Toole in a the 1972 movie of "Man of LaMancha"

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Disaster Preparedness Seminar

Smyrna suffered one heck of a flood in May 2010. It devastated the central area of Tennessee and dislocated many Smyrna residents. It also caught a lot of locals unprepared as few knew how quick things can change from the normal to the chaotic. Stonecrest Hospital is offering to you the chance to get some education on being prepared and it is at no cost to
Disaster Preparedness Seminar 
Date: 9/13/2012 
Time: 1:30 PM TO 3:00 PM 
200 Stonecrest Blvd Smyrna, Tn 37167 
Phone: 615-342-1919 
Event Description: Smyrna, TN, August 30, 2012 — In recognition of National Preparedness Month, TriStar StoneCrest Medical Center is offering a free disaster preparedness training class on September 13th at 1:30 p.m. September is designated as National Preparedness Month, which was founded after 9/11 to increase awareness and encourage action for emergency preparedness nationwide. The theme for this year is “Pledge to Prepare.” This free training class will help attendees be better prepared for disasters by instructing them on how to develop a family disaster plan, create disaster kits, and the types of disasters that may affect them. The class will be led by T.J. Burke, emergency preparedness coordinator and emergency department RN at TriStar StoneCrest Medical Center. T.J. assisted in disaster relief during hurricane Katrina and in establishing a relief station at the Smyrna/Rutherford County Airport. Registration is required. Call TriStar MedLine at 615-342-1919 or visit for more information or to make reservations. 
Directions: TriStar StoneCrest is located at , 200 StoneCrest Boulevard Smyrna, TN. The seminar will be held in the Medical office classroom

Movies in the Park - Friday

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Don't flush...seriously

A fact most people do not know is that while our water is tested for many things, it normally is not tested for drugs. In America over the counter drugs and illegal drugs are starting to show in our water supply.
A vast array of pharmaceuticals — including antibiotics, anti-convulsants, mood stabilizers and sex hormones — have been found in the drinking water supplies of at least 41 million Americans, an Associated Press investigation shows. 
To be sure, the concentrations of these pharmaceuticals are tiny, measured in quantities of parts per billion or trillion, far below the levels of a medical dose. Also, utilities insist their water is safe. 
But the presence of so many prescription drugs — and over-the-counter medicines like acetaminophen and ibuprofen — in so much of our drinking water is heightening worries among scientists of long-term consequences to human health.
Most people throw away drugs or worse, flush them to keep animals or kids from coming across them, but here in Smyrna the police department has an alternative that is safe, and anonymous ( for those odd pills you found that you really don't want to know what they are).
Drug Collection Box Available Smyrna Justice Center, 400 Enon Springs Road, East 
The Smyrna Police Department would like to announce the recent addition of a Drug Collection Box within the lobby at the Smyrna Justice Center. In an effort to provide medication disposal options for our citizens, this collection box has been installed so these medications may be properly disposed of without causing potential harm to the environment. 
“We encourage our citizens to come by the Smyrna Police Department and bring their unwanted or expired medications for proper disposal” said Sergeant Bobby Gibson. “Items that may be collected are non-narcotics, narcotics, over the counter medications, herbals, veterinary medicines and illegal drugs” added Gibson. Items that will not be accepted at this location include bio-hazard materials, items in liquid form or needles/sharps, unless they are in appropriate containers. 
The Smyrna Police Department would like to thank CADCOR (Community Anti-Drug Coalition of Rutherford County), the Cardinal Health Foundation and the Recovery Support Foundation for providing us with this important tool for medication disposal.