Friday, March 31, 2017

Grand Opening announced

My wife and I have been to the Habitat store in Nashville several times. This is a great addition to the offerings in Smyrna.

Rutherford County Area Habitat for Humanity (RCHFH) is excited to announce the Grand Opening and Ribbon-Cutting of their second Habitat ReStore in Rutherford County on Friday, April 21, in time to celebrate Earth Day, April 22, and the store's commitment to recycling items that can be reused and repurposed. The new store is located in the Gillsville Family Shopping Center at 413 Nissan Blvd, Smyrna and will start accepting donations on Saturday, April 8 and Saturday, April 15, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Regular store hours will be Tuesday - Saturday, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. They will also offer pick-up services for large items.

What is a community pass?

I belatedly noticed that Smyrna was using the Community Pass System to register for local events that administer. I had not heard of it, so I went to check it out.

https://register.communitypass.net/reg/index.cfm

Community Pass is your resource for registering to programs and activities within your community. To begin start by typing the name of the Community or Organization for which you wish to register.

Type ONLY 'Smyrna', and the auto pull down will show "Smyrna, Town of, TN"...if you quickly type in 'Smyrna Tennessee' it will not let you go forward...at least it would not allow me.

Then you create an account and register for local events.

This sounds like a lot of fun

I normally don't do Murfreesboro outside of their free movie nights, but this sounds like enough fun that I figured it was worth it.

Underwater Egg Hunt
Saturday, April 8
The Aquatics division would like to invite you to come take part in our one-of-a-kind Underwater Egg Hunt. Eggs aren’t just under cabbage leaves anymore! Help us gather all the eggs off the pool floor. There will be eggs to be found by all and even a few golden eggs for those who really search! Make sure to bring a bag or basket to hold your eggs while you are on your egg-hunting adventure in the water! Ages: 2 years to 9 years

Date: April 8, 2017
Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Time Details: Registration begins 1:00 p.m./ Jump for Ages 2-5 1:30 p.m./ Jump for Ages 6-9 1:45 p.m. Free swim and egg hunt water fun until 3:00 p.m.
Location: Patterson Park Community Center
Address: 521 Mercury Blvd.
Murfreesboro, TN 37128
Contact: 615-893-7439
Email: Carrie Clemmons
cclemmons@murfreesborotn.gov

Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital’s Mobile Health Unit

For those with a need there is a local health resource available for you in April.

Ministry in Motion, Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital’s Mobile Health Unit, is a part of Saint Thomas' mission to help serve the poor and improve the health of disadvantaged individuals and communities. It exists to help provide healthcare to individuals who can not afford it. A faith based institution, Saint Thomas is driven by its Christian principles to help serve those in need.
Ministry in Motion is in service 4 – 5 days a week. If you have any questions or would like additional information please contact Kathy Ferrell at kathy.ferrell@sth.org or call (615) 631-7739. 
MOBILE HEALTH UNIT SCHEDULE 
April 2017
Tuesday, April 11th, Smyrna Middle, 9 – 4
Tuesday, April 25th, Smyrna Middle, 9 – 4 
Guidance Center (behavioral counseling and support for children and adults)
Wednesday, April 5th, Smyrna Middle,  8 – 12
Wednesday, April 26th, Smyrna Middle, 8 – 12

EASTER!

Don't forget to take time for the local Easter Egg Hunt. This is put on by the Smyrna Fire and Police Departments.



April 8th at 1pm at Lee Victory Recreational Football Fields

Be on the lookout for

This might be the first crime I have posted about here on This is Smyrna that involves vandalism and cooking oil.





On Sunday 3/26/17 a vandalism occurred in the parking lot of the strip mall at the corner of Rocksprings Road and Old Nashville Hwy. The suspects pulled into a parking space in front of the Stop and Shop Tobacco store, then proceeded to dump a large quantity of cooking oil onto the parking lot surface. The vandalism has caused the oil to be tracked across the parking lot, and into all the surrounding business, producing a slippery surfaces and hazardous conditions. The suspects are a black male and female. The suspect vehicle is a gray Kia Soul. The male suspect goes into the Stop and Shop Tobacco store after dumping the oil and is captured on security video. Anyone having information are asked to contact Detective Stephen Hannah
615-267-5146 or stephen.hannah@townofsmyrna.org

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Purple Paws for PurrEver Love Cat Rescue

A local event for the sake of animals...and wine.


Let's Make Wine will be hosting Purple Paws Animal Charity's monthly fundraising event for specific Animal projects. We pick a Rutherford county based project or animal to help. We will take requests for where our assistance as needed. Animals may be Service, Domestic, or Wild to help. For sponsorship opportunities please email us at PurplePawsTn@gmail.com or call 615-530-0551. There will be a limited amount of sponsors per event to maximize exposure. These events are created to bring awareness, networking, and socializing to those who enjoy good wine, good people, and a love for animals. $20 at the door, wine samples and light apps provided.

Tuesday, April 4 at 5 PM - 7 PM
109 E Main St, Murfreesboro, Tennessee 37130

A little about PurrEver Love Cat Rescue:

We are a non-profit cat rescue located in Murfreesboro TN. Message us to donate or to find your own PurrEver love!

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

This sounds tasty. sorry for the pun.

March 31st What does it eat?
Carnivores, omnivores, herbivores, oh my! Animal lovers will especially enjoy this program. The whole
family will have a chance to interact with live animals and learn about what they eat. All ages welcome.

Location: Smyrna Assembly Hall, 110 Front Street Time: 10:00am – 11:00am Cost: FREE
Registration is not required, but an RSVP email is appreciated!
Contact miranda.pewitt@townofsmyrna.org.

Movies at the library

At the local branch of the Linebaugh Library System  you have a chance to view one heck of a movie.


Smyrna Movie Night (in space)
Thursday, April 6
5:30 PM - 7:45 PM

Join us for a showing of a recent film about a ragtag team of space rebels on a quest to steal secret plans!

Come dressed as your favorite character for a chance to win a prize!

Popcorn and drinks will be provided, but feel free to bring your own snacks!

Thursday is busy

March 30th Preschool Program „TAKE A WALK IN THE PARK‟ DAY
Spring is here! We‟ll take a color walk to spy what‟s new in nature.
Make-and-take spotters help us focus on what‟s crawling, growing, or flying in our park!

Location: Hilltop-Rosenwald Park, 565 Mason-Tucker Drive Time: 10:00am – 11:00am
Registration Required Contact karen.hargrove@townofsmyrna.org for more information.


March 30th Chess in the Park
Ever wanted to learn how to play chess? Smyrna‟s Outdoor Adventure Center invites you to learn
how. There is no age limit and no experience is needed. This event is free of charge and

EXPERIENCED PLAYERS ARE WELCOMED.
Location: Sharp Springs Park, Patty King O’Connor Shelter Time: 10:00am – 11:00am
Contact patrick.carroll@townofsmyrna.org for more information

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Plan for fun this coming Wednesday

“WACKY WEDNESDAY”
Join us at the Smyrna Library for a „WACKY WEDNESDAY‟ program…it‟s wacky because you just never know what
you‟ll be doing until you walk in the door! Hint for this Wednesday‟s program is “Use Clues!”
Facilitated by the SOAC.

Location: Smyrna Library, 400 Enon Springs Time: 3:30pm – 4:30pm
Free of charge Contact karen.hargrove@townofsmyrna.org for questions

Monday, March 27, 2017

Help the Smyrna Police

RECOGNIZE THIS THEFT/FRAUD SUSPECT?


The pictured suspect used the victim’s credit card for over $350 in purchases. He was seen leaving in a dark colored minivan. If anyone has information or can help identify him, please contact Det. Anderson at 615.267.5433 or jason.anderson@townofsmyrna.org.

Tomorrow!

This sounds like a great activity for the youths in your life.


March 28th Easy Engineering 
Engineering is a great way to be creative! The hands-on challenges will develop problem solving skills and encourage participants to discover how things work. 
Location Hilltop-Rosenwald Community Building,
565 Mason Tucker Dr.
Time: 1:00pm – 2:30pm
Ages: 8 – 16 and families.
Contact courtney.morgan@townofsmyrna.org for more information.

Family Safety Expo

Family Safety Expo

In conjunction with the 2017 PrepareAthon! Event, the Town of Smyrna is hosting a Family Safety Expo. On Saturday, April 1st, from 9am - 3pm, you'll learn ways to protect your family and keep them safe. Have Fun! Learn! Be Prepared! Admission is FREE for this event at the Smyrna Event Center (100 Sam Ridley Parkway)

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Doing some police catch up

The following numerous people have been seen gracing the FaceBook page for the Smyrna Police Department. Take a moment and see if you can help them

The following suspect entered Target in Smyrna on two different occasions and pushed out a TV without paying for them. He was seen getting into a dark colored SUV, possibly a Ford Explorer. This vehicle was driven by a second suspect. If anyone can identify the suspect or has information on this case, contact Detective Anderson at 615.267.5433 or jason.anderson@townofsmyrna.org.




The pictured individuals are believed to be responsible for an auto burglary as well as the fraudulent use of a credit card. A vehicle was burglarized and damaged at Planet Fitness. A short time later, the victim’s card was used to purchase over $500.00 worth of merchandise at Publix. The suspects were driving a small, late model white sedan, possibly a Buick Verano. Both of these crimes happened in Smyrna on 3/1/17.
We realize that these photos are less than ideal, however if anyone can provide information or identify either of these suspects, contact Det. Jason Anderson at 615.267.5433 or jason.anderson@townofsmyrna.org
Smyrna Police reminds citizens to keep valuable items out of view while parking their vehicles.




On March 21, 2017 two suspects entered Darlin’s bar and grill located at 1203 Hazelwood Drive. The suspects took an ATM machine and cash from within the business. Anyone who may have information as to the identity of the two suspects or where the vehicle may be located is asked to contact Detective Allan Nabours with the Smyrna Police Department at (615) 267-5434.





AND OUR FINAL INDIVIDUALS ARE.......(drum roll).......


RECOGNIZE THESE THEFT SUSPECTS?
On March 16th, a customer of the Shell Station on President's Place unknowingly dropped his wallet in the doorway. The pictured man and woman began to enter the business. The woman picked up the wallet and placed it in her purse. They left the store and drove away in a black Jeep Cherokee (pictured). Anyone who may be able to identify the man and woman is asked to contact Detective Allan Nabours at (615) 267-5434.





From our town council

Friday, March 24, 2017

Get rid of those old cans of paint

It is in Murfreesboro, but it is still a good thing to do.

Oil-Based Paint Collection

Oil-based paint only will be collected and properly disposed of on Saturday, March 25th from 8:00am – 11:00am at 1140 Haley Road in Murfreesboro. This collection is for households only. Oil-based paint is only considered minimally hazardous and is no longer accepted at the annual Household Hazardous Waste Collection. This is in compliance with standards set by the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC).

Latex paint, also called acrylic paint, will NOT be collected at this or any other event since it is not actually a hazardous material. Instead it is a nuisance waste that should be dried at home before disposing of in the regular trash. If it is not dried before disposal it will leak and splatter onto roads and cars during transport to the landfill. For more information on proper solidification and disposal methods please refer to the county website at www.rutherfordcountytn.gov/environmental and then click on the “Education” link. Flyers can also be mailed by calling (615) 542-4633.

Refer to the label to determine if paint is either latex or oil-based. The clean up process for latex paint is just soap and water, but the clean up for oil-based paint, also referred to as alkyd, requires solvents to clean brushes and rollers.

Click here to read even more information

For more information, please call either (615) 898-7739 or (615) 542-4633, or send an e-mail.

Town of Smyrna, Tennessee
315 S Lowry St
Smyrna, TN 37167
(615) 459-2553

Activities to keep the youth busy for next week.

Spring Break Week Activities

March 27th - March 31st

The Smyrna Parks and Recreation Department along with the Outdoor Adventure Center will host fun family activities during spring break. The program is designed to encourage children to get out and enjoy our beautiful parks system. Parent are welcome to attend or drop your child off if you prefer.

Monday, March 27th
Leave No Trace - Bike Ride
Help us keep our parks clean and welcoming while joining us in a Leave No Trace park clean up event while enjoying a nice bike ride!

Location: Sharp Springs Park
Time: 10:00am - Noon
Contact Emily Morris for more information or if you have any questions

Tuesday, March 28th
Easy Engineering
Engineering is a great way to be creative! The hands-on challenges will develop problem solving skills and encourage participants to discover how things work.

Location: Hilltop-Rosenwald Community Building. 565 Mason Tucker Drive
Time: 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Ages 8-16 and families
Contact Courtney Morgan for more information or if you have any questions

Wednesday, March 29th
WACKY WEDNESDAY
Join us at the Smyrna Library for a ‘WACKY WEDNESDAY’ program…it’s wacky because you just never know what you’ll be doing until you walk in the door! Hint for this Wednesday’s program is “Use Clues!”
Facilitated by the SOAC.

Location: Smyrna Public Library, 400 Enon Springs Road West
Time: 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Contact Karen Hargrove for more information or if you have any questions

Thursday, March 30th
Preschool Program: Take a Walk in the Park Day
Spring is here!  We’ll take a color walk to spy what’s new in nature. Make-and-take spotters help us focus on what’s crawling, growing, or flying in our park!

Location: Hilltop-Rosenwald Park. 565 Mason Tucker Drive
Time: 10:00am - 11:00am
Contact Karen Hargrove for more information or if you have any questions

Thursday, March 30th
Chess in the Park

Ever wanted to learn how to play chess? Smyrna’s Outdoor Adventure Center invites you to learn how. There is no age limit and no experience is needed. This event is free of charge and EXPERIENCED PLAYERS ARE WELCOMED.

Location: Sharp Springs Park, Patty King O’Connor Shelter, 311 Jefferson Pike
Time: 10:00am - 11:00am
Contact Patrick Carroll for more information or if you have any questions

Friday, March 31st
What Does it Eat?
Carnivores, omnivores, herbivores, oh my! Animal lovers will especially enjoy this program. The whole family will have a chance to interact with live animals and learn about what they eat. All ages welcome.

Location: Smyrna Assembly Hall, 110 Front Street
Time: 10:00am - Noon
Registration is not required, but an RSVP email is appreciated!
Contact Miranda Pewitt for more information or if you have any questions

Thursday, March 23, 2017

There are 5 jobs listed for the Town government. A few are seasonal, but money is money.

Free is good, and can save a life.

The Town of Smyrna is offering a FREE CPR and AED Class at the 3rd Annual Family Safety and Preparedness Expo on Saturday, April 1st. The Expo will be held at the Smyrna Event Center, 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.

Purpose
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.

Length: Course time will be from 9:00am to 3:00pm.

Courses: 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.