Sunday, August 31, 2008

Evacuees and gas

Turns out that Smyrna is one of several evacuee sites in Tennessee for people from New Orleans and Louisiana.
Here is a list of the local shelters, and the time each is expected to open:

2pm - Smyrna National Guard Training Center, 400 Fitzhugh Blvd, Smyrna, TN (TEMA shelter)
2pm - Tullahoma National Guard Training Center, 400 Industrial Blvd, Tullahoma, TN (TEMA shelter)
after 4pm - Schrader Lane Church of Christ, 1234 Schrader Lane, Nashville, TN
after 5pm - College Hill Church of Christ, 1401 Leeville Pike, Lebanon, TN
after 8pm - Two Rivers Baptist Church, 2800 McGavock Pike, Nashville, TN
Sadly this is well planned due to the 'errors' of the last storm there.

Another side effect is that many gas and petro facilities are shutting down there and gas prices that have ben dropping so pleasently have started to climb.
Analysts say prolonged supply disruptions could cause a sudden price uptick for gasoline and other petroleum products. Gasoline prices rose this week for the first time in more than a month, and they continued upward Saturday. A gallon of regular gasoline jumped more than a penny overnight to a national average of $3.682, according to auto club AAA.
That means if you have a beast of a vehicle like mine with its 31 gallon tank, then fill up NOW because tomorrow it's going to hurt!

Friday, August 29, 2008

A little feedback please.

I received an email from the little used email link at the top right of the blog here with a request.
I have recently moved to the Smyrna area from Murfreesboro and I’m currently in the process with a friend of mine of obtaining a Federal Firearms License to start a gun business in the area. Most of our initial business will be online, but as we grow and expand we’d like to open a shooting range, similar to OnTarget in Murfreesboro or Gun City in Nashville. I’m still in the process of checking local laws on noise ordinance and condition of use, but I was wondering if you would mind helping us determine the level of interest in a range in the Smyrna area via the Smyrna blog. Thanks in advance, and I do dig the site. J
Now I for one am jumping with glee. The two nearest ranges are On Target in Murfreesboro, nice clean, but a bit costly, and the government run one on Hopson Pike, nice, outdoors, but a bit rigid and a little bit of a trip.

The idea of a range here in Smyrna really sets well with me and my gun-nuttery.

If there was a range in town what is your interest in going?

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

The Ocean... in Smyrna?

I came across a huge mural here in town the other day. And being the "arts guy" for this blog, I thought I'd share some pictures I took this morning.

I'm sure many of you have passed this undersea panorama while on your way to the Post Office. Located on the side wall of "Four Winds Quality Spas" ( at 251 Mayfield Drive, it's a huge piece of work and well worth stopping to see.

I tried to find out more about the artist and when this was painted, but was without luck. I left my card at the desk with the very friendly receptionist since the owner was unreachable when I dropped in. According to her, the building was previously a nuts and bolts factory. Which is a strange place to paint an image of the sea - but I'm glad someone chose to do so. And I thank the new owners of the building for keeping this monumental artwork intact.

One of the interesting things about this approximately 100' long painting is the fact that the muralist actually attached some 3D fish to the wall. As you get closer you notice that the Manta ray and one of the reef fish come out from the wall.


Unfortunately, the sun and elements have taken their toll on this piece. The paint is noticeably faded and peeling in some spots. It's signed at the bottom with the name "Lee Cagle" and a phone number. Maybe I'll give him/her a call.

If anyone knows more, I'd love to hear from them.


Monday, August 25, 2008

New Business website.

I commented on the town's plan of putting a new business listing up on their website. I just noticed that today the link went 'hot'.

The list seems to be one compiled from those that went through the planning commission.
New Smyrna businesses site plans as approved by the Planning Commission
Not as inclusive as the Murfreesboro Post list, but it is interesting to see just some of the hoops needed to start a business big enough to need it's own building.

The week has just started and already I am in the midst of a major headache due to school. This last week ALL my classes were removed from my schedule, thus I had to reregister, then I went to purchase books Saturday, but a letter of credit was missing so I had to return today, but the lady pulled wrong ones and forgot two so I will need to go back for a third time. Money is short, my temper is shorter, and I'm feeling frayed.

Let us return to the subject on hand.

The town governments meetings this week are as such:Next Town Council Workshop is: August 28, 2008 - 7:00 PM That's it.

In local events you might want to go purchase tickets for the Wings of Freedom Fish Fry. The Rotary club website has the following.
Wings of Freedom Fish Fry
September 13, 2008
Corporate Flight Management Hanger, Smyrna Airport
Dance to the music of The Boomers
View Corporate flight aircraft
Enjoy the music of The Francis Family
And as always enjoy the food, refreshments and hospitality!

Tickets are $40.00 and on sale now at these locations:

First Bank of Smyrna
417 South Lowry St.
Smyrna, TN 37167

Gils Ace Hardware
415 Nissan Dr.
Smyrna, TN 37167

First TN Bank
305 West Northfield Blvd.
Murfreesboro, TN 37129

Rutherford Chamber of Commerce
Contact Susan Sams 893-6565
I went to the last one and enjoyed myself greatly.

a fine educational historical event:
Fighting for Home and Hearth
August 30, 2008 - August 31, 2008
Held at the Stones River National Battlefield, 3501 Old Nashville Highway, Murfreesboro. Visitors will get a chance to watch Confederate infantry demonstrations and hear the stories of local soldiers and their families. Contact: Stones River National Battlefield, (615)893-9501
For the shootist/gun nuts in your life there is this:
Tennessee State Cowboy Mounted Shooting Championship Show
August 30, 2008 - September 06, 2008
Held at the Tennessee Miller Coliseum, 304-B West Thompson Lane, Murfreesboro, This exciting and fast action sport will keep you and the family entertained. Combining the skill and accuracy of target shooting with the speed of a horse, riders take aim while putting their horses through courses. Free admission. Contact: (615) 494-8961
This is Smyrna, TN. will be slowing down a bit as I will need to get a handle on this semester. I'll still post, just less then normal.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

The field is set.

The Rutherford county election commission has announced who will be running for local offices for the November election.
Smyrna Town Council: Three seats, currently held by council members Paul Johns, James Yates and Mary Esther Reed are available. Each has qualified to run for re-election and will be joined by newcomer Tim Morrell.
Tim Morrell is a member of the planning committee of Smyrna and has served on it for several years. Other then that I know squat.

I will admit surprise that there are only 4 candidates. In the November election of 2005 there were 8 candidates vying for three seats.
H.G. Cole Jr. (2nd)
Barbara Davenport
Catherine L. Dodd
Tony Dover (3rd)
Ed Garner
Lance Lee (1st)
Jerry Oxsher
David Stricklin
With the growth of Smyrna I would have expected a few 'wild card' candidates to try for a seat.

LaVergne has two Aldermen (Alderperson?)positions open.
La Vergne Board of Mayor and Aldermen: Seats held by aldermen Dennis Waldron and Senna Mosley are up for grabs. Both Waldron and Mosley have qualified and will be challenged by Mike Slinker.
I do not follow politics much in LaVergne, but I do know that Senna Mosley has reached out to get to know the bloggers and that has gained my respect for her.

Good Chiropractic Help

Two months or so ago I started experiencing some serious neck pain. Not being one to take care of things quickly, I ignored it and just took aspirin. It didn't go away. And my left arm started going numb and losing its strength almost completely.

That was enough to scare me. Particularly since I need both arms for my painting work. As an artist who works on murals, houses and canvases, I do a lot of repetitive work and physical labor.

So I asked a friend who had suffered with back pain if he would recommend a chiropractor here in Smyrna. He sent me to Dr. Robert Johnson.

Three weeks and about eight visits later, the pain is gone, my arm has regained strength, and the tension has left my neck. Amazing. Before going to the chiropractor, nothing would help the pain for very long.

All that to say, I highly recommend his service. And his assistant, a wonderful Midwestern woman, is excellent as well.

He's at:

240 Mayfield Dr # 108
Smyrna, TN 37167
Phone: (615) 355-1022

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Lockdown II

Here are some clips of the lockdown of the SHS and others schools Monday. Thanks to Horseplay08 for posting them online.

Local video

Hatch's Insane Games has this commercial for you to watch.

Not a bad selection. I might need to dust off my old Xbox and see if it still runs.

Layoffs in town

Companies are tightening their belts and that means closings and layoffs. Another company is laying off in Smyrna.
Tower Automotive has laid off 55 people from its Smyrna facility, according to documents filed with the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce.

The auto parts manufacturer supplies the Nissan North America manufacturing facility in Smyrna, which recently offered buyouts to its employees and announced it would be reducing production. Despite the layoffs, the facility will remain open according to Tower Automotive spokesman Joe Kirik.
The article said layoffs were effective August 1st.

Monday, August 18, 2008

Lockdown today

Smyrna schools went into lockdown today over one angry father.
Twelve Smyrna-area schools were under a lockdown for several hours under the threat of a kidnapping at Smyrna High School, according to the Rutherford County Sheriff's Department.

A man who was in a dispute with his wife kidnapped a case worker from a domestic violence office before releasing her and threatening to kidnap his son, a student at the high school.

The man has been identified by authorities as William Doris Irwin, 40, of 211 Ashmont Lane, and is driving a black 2005 Nissan Altima with the Tennessee license 653-LCV.
Luckily no one was hurt as of yet, but he is still out there.

More >>>

A big hello to Smyrna and our two new posters. David has already started off with a fine post on the fire department, and soon the Village Farmer will follow suit.

This week the town government has scheduled only one meeting
Parks Advisory Board: August 19, 2008 - 6:00 PM
The board of zoning appeals was cancelled due to no applications. My meeting last week in the Storm Water advisory committee brought to my attention that I do not know Robert's rules at all. Our chair resigned and as vice-chair I was the one who ran it, and boy did I screw up error out a lot. I'm going to have to watch a few more town council meetings to see the game play from a different angle. Luckily new officers will be elected and I have already put forward the name of a member who has been on another towns council and is experienced.

But back to Smyrna

In local events.
Murfreesboro Symphony Concert: Retro Madness!
August 22, 2008
Held at the World Outreach Church, Murfreesboro. The Murfreesboro Symphony Orchestra presents an encore performance of last season's hit concert with music from the Beatles. Contact: Murfreesboro Symphony, (615) 898-1862
Tickets are $36 for adults, so be warned.

In Smyrna proper at the Sam Davis home we have a nice one planned
Dinner and Movie Night
August 23, 2008
Held at the Sam Davis Home, 1399 Sam Davis Road, Smyrna. Enjoy a classic Southern film and meal when you visit the Sam Davis Home for the Dinner and Movie Night. Please call for details about movie and evening events. Admission will be charged. Reservations required. Contact: Sam Davis Home, (615) 459-2341
Kids are back in school, and my school year starts in a few days also. Life is good...and busy.

Well that seems to be it for this week in Smyrna. If you have an activity or event you would like mentioned please contact me by email or in comments and I will do what I can.

NOTE: Small correction to the information on the Murfreesboro Concert.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Praise for Smyrna's Firefighters

As my first post here at "This is Smyrna, TN" I just want to send out a "thank-you" to our local firefighters. There's plenty of suspicion of government these days, and often rightfully so, but there still seem to be solid men and women who are serving this country and doing their jobs well. Particularly on the local level - and definitely here in Smyrna.

Last week, my sister took my three young children on a walk over to the Smyrna Library and its accompanying park. My kids (all under 4) LOVE fire trucks and firemen in general. So on their walk, my sister decided to take them by and see the fire station across from the park.

The gentlemen over there let them stand on the truck, see the equipment, and check out the fire station. Needless to say, the young ones had a blast. After coming home they sat all afternoon and colored the fire-related coloring books they'd been given and talked about the trucks and firemen.

I didn't get to go along this time, but I appreciate their generosity and neighborliness. Not to mention the fact that if there was ever a fire at my place, these guys would be the ones I'd want to see.

Cheers to our hometown firefighters! Keep up the good work!

(It's almost enough to make me want to buy a smoke detector!)

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Another shutdown in Smyrna

Graphic Packaging has announced plans to shut down a plant here in Smyrna at the beginning of the year. I cannot find out the number employed but hard times are happening for everyone.
Folding carton facilities in Greensboro, North Carolina and Richmond, Virginia, will discontinue production before the end of 2008 and another plant in Smyrna, Tennessee, at the beginning of next year.
I hope things get better quick.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

A new face

I would like to welcome a new face...or at least a new blogger name to 'This is Smyrna, TN.". David Goodman is a local artist, father, husband, blogger, and a good neighbor.

He will be part of the expanding line of bloggers here.

Monday, August 11, 2008

One loss and one 'change'.

The bad news is that Demos will not be coming to Smyrna...but still might in the future. I got the following letter from Demos
Dear Mr. Miller:
Thank you so much for your interest in a Demos’ Restaurant in Smyrna. We too are disappointed we have to temporarily suspend our plans.

After receiving four bids, we learned that the cost of construction had exceeded our estimates and combined with the cost of the land made it too risky to proceed at this time.

With uncertain economic conditions, the increasing cost of gas and food, an impending minimum wage increase, increasing unemployment taxes and possible income tax increases, we feel we should wait.

We love Smyrna and are very disappointed we will not be locating there at the present time. We will keep the property and hopefully will be able to build sometime in the future when conditions improve.

Thank you again and I hope we will continue to serve you in Murfreesboro, Hendersonville or Lebanon.


Doris Demos
Well we will have to wait, but the future for Smyrna still might get a Demos.

In other news that says a lot. The news a few months ago was about illegal immigrants working in Smyrna.
Federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents raided at least two businesses owned by restaurant entrepreneur Stanley Wang Tuesday, including Chef Wang's in Murfreesboro and the Famous Chinese Restaurant in Smyrna.
Famous Chinese is at 350 S. Lowry. In new business licenses there is one for the same address.
Famous Chinese Cuisine, Restaurant, 350 S Lowry Street, Smyrna, 37167, Shao Fang Dong
Looks like a name and owner change implies that it soon will open again. Who knows. Online there is only one real hit on Shao Fang Dong, and that is the license list in the Murfreesboro Post.

There we have it. One loss and one change.

New Business licenses

Here is a small gathering of licenses issued to Smyrna addresses in July.

1st American Sedans, Personal Services, 947 Seven Oaks Boulevard, Smyrna, 37167, Everett McCarley
Capstone Conceptions, Coffee Cup Sleeves, 313 Constitution Ct., Smyrna, 37167, J. Scott Law
Ace of Shine, Auto Detailing, 1001 Mason Tucker Drive, U 167, Smyrna, 37167, Johnathan Germano
Crew Cleaning, Cleaning Services, 658 Baker Road, Smyrna, 37167, Trina Lee Williams
Alexander Painting, House Painting, 8901 Florence Road Lot 2054, Smyrna, 37167, Alex Colindres
Carpenter’s Pride, Crpenter, 822 Powder Horn Drive, Smyrna, 37167, Billy Martin McMurtry
Menjivar Framing & Roofing Co., General Building Contractors, 117 Edgewood, Drive, Smyrna, 37167, Rodin A Menjivar
Cellular Concepts, Cellular Phones, 811 Industrial Boulevard, Suite 610, Smyrna, 37167, Melanie Davenport
Bob & Donna Gibbs DBA Ana Merr Distributing, Vending Machines, 241 Peebles Drive, Smyrna, 37167, Robert M. & Donna Gibbs
Los Cabos Mexican Restaurant, Eating Places, 568 Nissan Drive, Smyrna, 37167, Marlen Aviles
The Gift Gallery, Lasered Gifts, 204 Lowry St., Smyrna, 37167, Jerry R Smith
Roper’s Discount, Used Merchadise, 186 Delacey, Smyrna, 37167, Johnny Roper
Cool. I like used merchandise places. Good ones are great for finding odd stuff.
Sawdust, Hansyman Services, 309 Windell Circle, Smyrna, 37167, James White
Smyrna Toy & Hobby Center, Toys & Hobby Shop, 439 Sam Ridley Pkwy, West, Smyrna, 37167
This could be so many different things, but more specialised stores are very welcome into Smyrna.
Sedona Body LLC., Wellness & Nutrition/ Consulting, Bolton Drive, Smyrna, 37167, Bridget Fielder
Famous Chinese Cuisine, Restaurant, 350 S Lowry Street, Smyrna, 37167, Shao Fang Dong
Red Robin America’s Gourmet Burgers & Spirits, Eating Places, 975 industrial Blvd. Smyrna, 37167, Red Robin International, Inc.
Fat Mo’s Burgers, Eating Places, 298 Sam Ridley Parkway East, Suite 100, Smyrna, 37137, Daham Shwani
Two Fat Mo's. Hot damn! Best fries in the county...after Karens CustardsWith a cold and cruel hand mealand Ragland at the Smyrna AM told me this was the one already here. A single tear was silently shed today...sniff

Fighting against ourself

A simple question. Should the town use your tax money to fund a 'business' that openly competes with private businesses?

From the town Fitness center website.
As part of the Parks Master Plan the town has started the design of the addition and renovation of the town's only fitness center located on Sam Ridley Parkway. Although the construction is not funded at this time the Town of Smyrna has hired Barge, Waggoner, Sumner and Cannon to design the project. The plan includes the addition of gymnasiums, indoor walking track, renovated outdoor aquatic areas, renovated park offices and renovated fitness space. We are extremely excited about this project for many reasons.
These are services provided by private gyms, the YMCA, and other businesses. Should the town compete with them?

I'm glad that the town has such an impressive park system, but this part of it has always been a little questionable to me.

Hello Smyrna. Looks like a fun week in our town and a good meeting schedule...for me.
Next Town Council Meeting is: August 12, 2008 - 7:00 PM
Project Assistance: August 12, 2008 -5:30PM
Storm Water Advisory Committee: August 14, 2008 - 6:00 PM
The storm water advisory committee meeting will be using the new format that is more like the other meetings.

In local events it should be obvious that the railroad across Enon Springs road is closed today and will be till tomorrow morning.

In fun events this week it is a bit barren
Hallowed Ground: A Lantern Tour of Stones River National Cemetery
August 16, 2008
Held at the Stones River National Battlefield, 3501 Old Nashville Highway, Murfreesboro. Hallowed Ground is an hour long tour through the Stones River National Cemetery. Visitors will learn to look beyond the stones and into the stories of the men and women who felt the impact of war. Reservations are required and must be made by phone starting at 9:00 a.m. the Monday preceding the program. Contact: Stones River National Battlefield, (615)893-9501
That is about it.

If you have a news event you want posted please email me at the email link on the top right of this webpage.

Friday, August 8, 2008

Bad News?

update: Confirmed. Sadly we lost one due to the economy

I have not been able to confirm this information, but will find out tomorrow if I can. A little birdy told me that the plans for a Demo's in Smyrna has been put on hold due to construction cost and other issues.

If this is true then I am a bit depressed, as I was happy that a local restaurant that had succeeded would be coming to Smyrna to find the franchise hell that Sam Ridley had become. A lot of people were excited that it would become part of the scene here.

I truly hope that the information I got is wrong.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

No cars made before 1986?

I need a new set of tires on my truck and since i don't drive much a used set would be nice. Of course some used sets are costly also, so I figured I would check Walmart first. I don't need a high-end set, just a set.

When I went to check by vehicle I noticed the years only go back to 1986. I guess before that we were all on foot.

I figure I will go to tire world and try to get a used set.

Monday, August 4, 2008

Hello Smyrna. This is the first full week of August and it is looking to be simply beautiful. The new school year is approaching for young and old alike so we need to squeeze from these last halcyon days all we can before the drudgery of life seizes us in its vice like grip.

The Smyrna town government has a few meetings of note.
Beer Board: August 4, 2008 - 7:00 PM
Sister City Committee: August 5, 2008 -6:00 PM
Beautification Committee: August 5, 2008 - 6:30 PM
Planning Commission: August 7, 2008 - 7:00 PM
I can easily recommend a visit to the beautification committee. I was surprised at how busy they were with multiple projects and ideas being thrown about. This is a true 'working' committee. The beer board on the other hand should be avoided until they start offering free samples. A few Sam Adams would get more people involved in my opinion...and make the town government a more welcoming institution.

There had been a Storm Water advisory committee meeting scheduled, but it has been moved to Thursday of next week.

Remember that there will be a school supply giveaway later this week. The economy and rising prices have made it hard on everyone.

In local events there is a photograph exhibit occuring all of the month of August.
Historic Preservation Photograph Exhibit
August 01, 2008 - September 01, 2008
Held at the Heritage Center of Murfreesboro and Rutherford County, 225 W. College Street, Murfreesboro. This exhibit displays the top photographs submitted to a historic preservation contest. They include a black and white close-up of an 18th century water wheel, to an art deco advertisement from the 1950’s, scenes from the Smokies to the Mississippi River, and more. Contact: The Heritage Center, (615) 217-8013
Finally the big event this week. The Night Out against crime
Smyrna To Join Cities Nationwide for "America's National Night Out Against Crime"

It's called the Neighborhood Watch event of the year, when the Town of Smyrna joins forces with thousands of other communities nationwide to give crime and drugs a going away party. National Night Out 2008 will be held on Tuesday, August 5th at Lee Victory Recreation Park from 5pm to 8pm.

Neighborhood Watch groups throughout Smyrna will show their stand against crime on Tuesday, August 5th. Neighborhood Watch groups all across the country unite on the first Tuesday of August each year to celebrate National Night Out. The purpose is to forge active crime prevention efforts in neighborhoods, strengthen community-police partnerships, develop better social and communication ties among neighbors, and to discuss and develop solutions to neighborhood issues.
This is one I can easily recommend you go to, and enjoy.

We also would like to say "Welcome back" to Mark from your hiatus from this great town.

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Waiting and waiting and etc.

In a recent column I openly commented on the bad habit of the town government not getting information out to the people in a quick and easy manner until after the decisions have been made. A fact that does not sit well for me.

I talked about the specific problem of them asking during a town council meeting for comments on the budget that was not available to people. On June 10th during the meeting I emailed one council member to ask them how they can ask for such comments when the budget was not online, or free, or easy to acquire.
I hope you get this while the meeting is occurring.

How can you have public comment when the budget is not online? Most people cannot afford to purchase a hard copy or cd.

Regretfully they could not connect to the net, but my column a few weeks later did ask. The council member did reply and said that they would ask the town manager, but since then I have not heard anything back.

To my joy I noticed early last week the following words on the town website. The line reads "2008-2009 annual budget and capital improvement plans". "About damn time" was my first thought...followed by "why the hell is the link not working?" Yep. The words are there, but like a tease at a aint getting anything from them.

Sadly this budget which is put together in another county, and voted on two times, and only available in formats that cost a damn bit more then I can afford, is still not online. Here we are into the second month of the 2008-2009 fiscal year and the town is still up s**t creek when it comes to knowledge.

I'm not saying this budget is earth shaking, and I have no idea what a lot of it means, but the simple fact that such an important piece of information is not readily on hand for EVERYONE to get easily shows the nature of small town governments. I have decided to kick my push for a more open government to the next level.

More to come...and some will not be happy.

If you drop by the website and the link is fixed leave a note in comments. My wife says they will fix it the second they have the post brought to their attention. I'm voting on them removing the words.

I am back in Smyrna Tn

It seems to me that I always end up coming back to Smyrna. The little town I grew up in and have moved away from time and time again but now folks I am back and a proud home owner in the downtown Smyrna area. I found cute 2 bedroom home in the historical area of Smyrna and moved in this weekend with housewarming party yesterday and everyone fell in love with the little house that was built in 1945. I decided to purchase a home and with the help of my dear friend and realtor Kathy Tyson we found the right home for me. It is so good to back home and closer to work. If you see me out and about do stop and say hi!

Friday, August 1, 2008


Local Smyrna artist David Goodman has announced that he will be showing some of his artworks at a local show.

Middle Tennessee-based artist David Yener Goodman is pleased to announce the debut of his new work "STAKEOUT" at the Plowhaus "HEROES AND VILLAINS" art event.

"STAKEOUT" is the latest in his B-movie and film noir-inspired black and white painting series. It will be hanging alongside his three B-movie portraits "Killer From Space," "Scream!" and "Mean Old Lady."

You're invited to stop in, enjoy free refreshments and enjoy art from David Goodman and other local comic-book and pop artists. Even better, the art is for sale – providing you with a once-in-a-lifetime chance to find the perfect piece to decorate your secret hideout.

The opening reception will be held TOMORROW night, August 2nd (Gallery Crawl Night) at the Plowhaus Gallery (the 2nd floor of the Tennessee Art League Building – 808 Broadway, Nashville TN) from 6 to 10pm. Food, wine and entertainment by DJ will be provided. The show runs through August 30th, 2008.

Bring your super art-enjoying powers to "HEROES AND VILLIANS" - TOMORROW at the PLOWHAUS!

David Goodman's art has been featured in venues across Nashville and beyond. He originally hails from South Florida and has been painting and showing professionally for almost ten years. His pieces are in multiple private collections across the country. For more information, visit or write:
David is a regular commenter on This is Smyrna, TN. and we are wishing him the best. I have always like the Film Noir art pieces and his echo back to some of the great movie posters.