Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Neighborhood Christmas Party

Neighbors, we cordially invite you and your family to celebrate the season with us at our annual Greenwood Neighborhood Association Christmas Party!

Saturday, December 10, 2011, at 6:00pm
909 Manila Street

Please bring a covered dish or a dessert and one gift. Label your gift: man/woman, adult/teenager/child, boy/girl

For more information, please contact GNA President Anita Armstrong: 615-226-6960

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Neighborhood Cookout

Neighbors, please join us for a Greenwood Neighborhood Association cookout on Tuesday, October 11, at 6:00pm at the House on the Hill, 909 Manila St. The cookout will substitute for our regular monthly meeting. Please bring an item from the list below or another item to share and invite your neighbors to come with you!

Suggested Items to Bring
hamburgers and buns
hot dogs and buns
baked beans
potato salad
tea or sodas
pickles / pickle relish

For more information, please contact GNA Chair Anita Armstrong: 615-226-6960

Friday, August 12, 2011

Brush Pick Up for Area Between Dickerson and Gallatin

Metro Nashville Public Works will begin Brush and Leaf collections in Area 1 on Tuesday, August 23, 2011.

To ensure that your brush will be collected, you should have limbs and all other yard waste out and ready for pick-up on the date above. Place only limbs, branches and true yard waste by the curb for brush crews. Lumber, household trash and other types of debris found in your brush pile means it won’t get picked up.

Brush piles should not be placed close to mailboxes, utility poles, fences, trees or other stationary objects. The mechanical arm of the knuckle boom truck needs enough room to lift the brush pile up and into the trailer pulled behind the truck. Only the driver travels with each truck; no other crew members are there to move piles or separate items that don’t belong in a brush pile.

Place leaves in biodegradable paper bags only. Paper biodegradable bags can be purchased at most hardware stores, Kroger, Wal-Mart, Target, Home Depot, etc. Public Works also has a supply of these bags available for purchase at the Omohundro Convenience Center: 5 bags for $3.00 and 10 bags for $6.00. Plastic bags will not be picked up.

Route 1 boundaries are between Dickerson Pike and Gallatin Pike. From North First Street to the Sumner County line (excluding Goodlettsville).

For more info, review details for each route and the Brush "Do's & Don'ts".

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

2011 East Nashville Night Out Against Crime.

To: Greenwood Neighborhood Association
From: Anita Armstrong, GNA President
My contact info is 226-6960
see below. I will be there with our flyers for GNA.....please make plans to attend / volunteer!

We have been invited to be a part of the 2011 East Nashville Night Out Against Crime. The event will take place on Tuesday, August 2nd from 5 - 9 PM at Eastwood Christian Church, 1601 Eastland Ave. They will have live music, food, children's activities, prize drawings, informational presentations, commercial vendors and non-profit information booths planned. We have a facebook page at where you can learn more.
Some of the sponsors include US Bank (presenting sponsor), NCA Alarms, PEST, Inc, Fannie's House of Music and others.
In addition to neighborhood group tables, some of our nonprofit information groups include CASA, Park Center, Big Brothers/Big Sisters and others.
They are hoping to have strong presence from each of the neighborhood groups and to use this event to advertise and strengthen the neighborhood groups in East Nashville. We are thankful for our corporate sponsors who have provided funds to produce a fun event that benefits everyone.

Each group will need to provide its own table and chairs and tents/canopies if you have one. Each group will also need to provide volunteers to staff your table for the duration of the event.
The organizing committee is in need of volunteers to help us pull off this large event. Some of these areas include:
-Set-up (5 people)
-Staffing the welcome booth (1 per hour, 4 shifts)
-Monitoring the bounce houses and play area (2 per hour, 4 shifts)
-Helping out with the food tables (1 per hour, 4 shifts)
-Entertainment (2 to 3 people)
-Tear-down (5 people)

Friday, July 22, 2011

Nashville For All Of Us Seeks Pledge from Metro Council Candidates


Local community coalition Nashville For All Of Us recently asked all of the candidates in Metro elections to join in their commitment to ensure Nashville is a productive, just, and welcoming city where all residents are valued. They asked the candidates to affirm the following pledge:

As a candidate for the Nashville Metro Council, I pledge that I will support a Nashville that is built on shared values and aspirations; is committed to inclusivity, equality, and the ethical and moral treatment of all residents; encourages and values the contributions of all citizens; makes its services and benefits accessible to all; embraces every resident’s inherent worth and dignity; and encourages civil and respectful public discourse among its residents and their representatives.

According to a recent email from Nashville For All Of Us, the following candidates have committed to supporting this vision for the city:



Incumbent (I)



Incumbent (I)

Karl Dean



David Glasgow

District 18

Diane Neighbors

Vice Mayor


Erica Gilmore

District 19


Megan Barry



Curt Wallen

District 19

Renard Francois


Buddy Baker

District 20


Jerry Maynard



J. Gower Mills

District 20

Donald Ray McFolin


Mary Carolyn Roberts

District 20

Don O'Donniley


Seanna Brandmeir

District 22

Ronnie Steine



Emily Evans

District 23


Sajid W. Usmani


Jason Holleman

District 24


Lonnell Matthews, Jr.

District 1


Sarah Lodge Tally

District 24

Frank Harrison

District 2


James Michael Kaminski

District 25

DeCosta Hastings

District 2

Sean McGuire

District 25


Brady Banks

District 4

Chris Harmon

District 26

Eugene Batsuk

District 4

Greg Dooley

District 27

Scott Davis

District 5

Travis Danker

District 28

Priscilla Eaton

District 5

Tanaka Vercher

District 28

Dave Rich

District 6

Arnett H. Bodenhamer

District 29

Hans Schmidt

District 6

Karen Y. Johnson

District 29

Peter Westerholm

District 6

Vicky Tataryn

District 29

Anthony Davis

District 7

Isaac Okoreeh-Baah

District 29

Nancy VanReece

District 8

Jason Potts

District 30

Darren Jernigan

District 11


Fabian Bedne

District 31

Steve Glover

District 12

James Widrig

District 31

Anna Page

District 16


Markeith Braden

District 32

Sandra Moore

District 17


Jacobia C. Dowell

District 32

Burkley Allen

District 18

Carter Todd

District 34


A “Nashville For All Of Us” is not just a place to live, but a way of life for our city. It is built on shared values and aspirations. It is committed to inclusivity, equality, and the ethical and moral treatment of all Nashvillians. It encourages and values the contributions of all residents to their community and makes its services and benefits accessible to all. It embraces and defends all persons’ inherent dignity. It is a vision that will be a reality when we all speak up.

For more information on early voting and the August 4 election, visit the Davidson County Election Commission.

Members fo the Nashville For All Of Us Steering Committee:

Alistair Newbern, Chair

Stephen Fotopulos

Renata Soto

Krissa Barclay

Lisa Pote, Secretary

David Taylor

Kenny Byrd

Kathleen Murphy

Hedy Weinberg

Sonnye Dixon

Tom Negri

Anderson Williams

Mark Eatherly

Avi Poster

Stephen Zralek

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Video of District 5 Metro Council Candidate Forum

If you missed the forum for District 5 Metro Council candidates held on Thursday, June 30, you can now see what the candidates had to say by watching this series of videos on YouTube provided by Andy Reuter.

The forum was moderated by Joe White, state capitol reporter for WPLN, and sponsored by the following organizations:

Cleveland Park Neighborhood Association
Dickerson Road Merchants Association
Greenwood Neighborhood Association
Highland Heights Neighborhood Association
Maxwell Heights Neighborhood Association
McFerrin Park Neighborhood Association
Neighborhoods Resource Center
Renraw Neighborhood Association

Friday, June 17, 2011

Public Hearing on Community Plan Amendment for Corner of McFerrin and Chicamauga

The Metropolitan Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on a request to amend the East Nashville Community Plan at its meeting on Thursday, June 23, 2011, at 4:00 PM in the Howard Office Building Auditorium located at 700 Second Avenue South.

The purpose of the Public Hearing is to provide interested persons the opportunity to express their views about the requested amendment. The East Nashville Community Plan, requested to be amended, is the policy document that the Planning Commission uses to guide its recommendations to Metro Council regarding requests to change the zoning of property.

This is a housekeeping amendment being undertaken at the direction of the Metro Planning Commission to make the community plan policy consistent with an earlier zone change that occurred in the area:
  • A zone change from RS5 Residential district to MUN Mixed Use district enacted by Metro Council on March 22, 2011, Ordinance Number BL2011‐854 for property at 731 McFerrin Avenue.
  • The Metro Planning Commission’s recommendation action on February 24, 2011: “Approve and direct staff to initiate a housekeeping amendment for parcels 307 and 308 on Map 082‐08.”
The requested amendment would change the named properties from "Mixed Housing in Neighborhood General (MH in NG)" to "Mixed Use in Neighborhood Center (MxU in NC)".

Additional information can be found on the Public Hearing Notice (PDF).

Thursday, June 9, 2011

East Nashville Night Out Against Crime

The annual East Nashville Night Out Against Crime will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 3, from 5:00-9:00pm in front of Eastwood Christian Church, 1601 Eastland Ave.

Organizers promise music, food, prizes, booths, child-friendly activities, great neighbors, goody bags, lots of crime prevention and emergency preparedness info and more!

More info is available on the Facebook page.

District 5 Candidate

Please join us as we celebrate the campaign kickoff for
Priscilla Eaton
for Council District 5!
6:00 P.M.
Contributions are greatly appreciated and suggested at $25, yet not required to be welcomed and attend.
*Light food and refreshments will be provided.*

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

District 5 Metro Council Candidate Forum

A forum for District 5 Metro Council candidates will be held on Thursday, June 30, from 6:30-8:00p at the Metro Police Department East Precinct. This will be a great opportunity for voters to hear from the candidates who are running to represent us on the Metro Council.

The forum will be moderated by Joe White, state capitol reporter for WPLN. The event is free and open to the public.2011 Election

WHEN: Thursday, June 30, 6:30-8:00p

WHERE: Metro Police Department East Precinct, 936 E. Trinity Lane (map)

Cleveland Park Neighborhood Association
Dickerson Road Merchants Association
Greenwood Neighborhood Association
Highland Heights Neighborhood Association
Maxwell Heights Neighborhood Association
McFerrin Park Neighborhood Association
Neighborhoods Resource Center
Renraw Neighborhood Association

Please share this information with your neighbors. Use this flyer to advertising this event in your neighborhood.

For more information email patrick [at]

Candidates for Metro Council District 5

As of May 27, the candidates to succeed Jamie Hollin in representing Metro Nashville District 5 include:

Scott Davis
Priscilla Eaton
Pam Murray

Tennessean reporter Michael Cass blogs that Amy Bryson had filed to run in the election, but now plans to move to Blacksburg, Va., later this summer. She did not withdrawal from the election by the deadline and so her name will still appear on the August 4 ballot.

Councilman Jamie Hollin, who beat Murray after defeating her in the 2009 recall election, isn’t seeking re-election.

Greenwood Neighbors sits near the southeast corner of District 5 (PDF map), which runs roughly from the Cumberland River to I-24, along I-65 to just north of Trinity Lane, to Gallatin Avenue and along Main Street back to the river.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Neighborhood Meeting Feb 8th 6 PM

The next neighborhood meeting is on Tuesday Feb 8th at 6 PM. We will be discussing the possible zoning changes to the McFerrin Property (Day care).

Bring a neighbor, bring a friend! We look forward to seeing you there.

Meeting location
909 Manila Ave