Friday, June 8, 2012
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Scores of volunteers needed for community projects planned throughout Davidson County
Due to an outstanding record of volunteer engagement year after year, Metro Beautification and Environment Commission (MBEC) -- the KAB affiliate for
Davidson County – was chosen as a “Featured Affiliate” and will represent the state of for the event. Other locations selected were Tennessee Oakland, Calif.; Los Angeles; Cocoa, Fla.; Indianapolis, Ind.; Cobb County, Ga.; Hampton Roads, Va.; Houston, Texas; Shreveport, La.; and . Philadelphia
“We are excited to represent all the terrific affiliates across our great state, and hope to make
proud,” Veronica Frazier, Metro Beautification & Environment Commission Director, said. “Our commissioners are hard at work planning multiple clean up projects in communities all over Tennessee , and our goal is to recruit 800 volunteers to make this National Day of Action successful. We invite anyone who wants to help to come out on April 28th and join this important volunteer effort.” Nashville
· Riverside Drive Beautification Project & Veterans War Memorial Monument to be refurbished, cleaned and re-dedicated by area veterans groups with a planting project around the memorial plaque.
· Community Garden - Monroe Street off Rosa Parks Blvd
Community Garden - , Mt. Lebanon Missionary Baptist Church
222 Franklin Limestone Road
. Partnerships for both gardens will be the Corinthian Missionary Baptist Church, First Unitarian Universalist Church, Nashville City Missionary Baptist District Association, BURNT, Vanderbilt University, Metro Councilmember Edith Langster, Mt. Lebanon Missionary Baptist Church and Givens Community Market. Fruit trees to be planted and compost bins donated by Metro Beautification will be installed on site. Continuing education on composting will be provided by the Metro Beautification staff.
, 455 Rural Hill Rd. Landscaping update on school campus. Project is to weed, plant and mulch. Lakeview Design Center
, 2087 Hobson Pike. Project is to weed, plant and mulch, and install stone walking path for students. Rework relaxation area in school courtyard by adding water plants. JFK Middle School
· Bell Road @ Cane Ridge Rd/Target Dr (in front of Shoney's, Carnival Kia, IHOP, Steak 'N Shake) TDOT and Public Works coordinating project to remove litter, overgrown weeds and shrubbery, and repair fence near I-24 ramps.
North Nashville Great American Cleanup National Day of Action - District 21. students conducting litter pickup along Join Fisk University
, D. B Todd, 18th Av N, 14th Av N and adjoining alleys.
Calumet Subdivision Great American Cleanup National Day of Action - District 33. Litter pickup.
· 3rd Annual Woodbine Spring Clean Great American Cleanup National Day of Action - District 16. Litter pickup.
· Litter pickup and illegal sign removal sites: Mt. View Rd/Bell Rd, near Kroger and Mazda Dealership; Mt. View Rd/Old Hickory Bv, off Bell Rd; Hickory Hollow Parkway/Bell Rd; Bell Rd to Nolensville Rd; Ocala to Nolensville Rd; Benzing Rd; Haywood Lane; Linbar Dr; Antioch Pk; Haywood Ln, near exit ramp 57, off I-24
· E-Waste Collection by Creative Recycling at Hickory Hollow Mall.
· Paper Shred Collection by
at Hickory Hollow Mall Iron Mountain
· Pharmaceutical Drop-off by the Metro Nashville Police Department
· TROY-BILT – Keep
America Beautiful National Sponsor; Randy Schon will have a tent at Hickory Hollow Mall to display an assortment of Troy-Bilt products and brochures. A drawing will be held for a TB60AF battery powered trimmer. Great Gardens
Friday, April 20, 2012
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Help us help you. When you turn a work order in, please be as specific as possible. If we receive a thorough work order, we can usually determine the problem without even looking at it. This ensures that we bring the proper parts and tools to repair the issue quickly.
Here are some things to note before calling the office.
Your air conditioning isn't working. Is there air blowing out of the vents, but the air isn't cold, or is there no air flow at all?
You have a leak from a sink or tub. Is it the faucet that's dripping when the water is turned off, or is something actually leaking. If it is a leak, where is it? Under the sink, at the base of the faucet, or from the vegetable sprayer?
You're calling in about your hot water. Do you have NO hot water, or does the hot water run out quickly?
Your garbage disposal isn't working. Is it clogged and the water won't do down? Is it humming, but the blade is not spinning? Or does nothing change when you flip the switch?
Something is wrong with your toilet. Is it clogged? Will it not fill back up with water? Does it not do anything at all when you push the handle? Is the water filling up slow? Is it running constantly, or just randomly flushing when no one's around?
Finally, in our two and three bedrooms, everyone uses a different room as the "master bedroom." When you call in a work order for a bedroom or bathroom, please be specific and say if it's the first, second, or third, rather than using "the master" as a description.
Being detailed with the information given will make sure your problem is fixed promptly and will help us move onto the next issue.
Thursday, April 12, 2012
I LOVE to garden, even though I’m not very good at it. I love to dig in the dirt, watch seeds sprout, pull weeds, and water my little babies. It’s one of the best forms of stress relief in my life. However, growing plants, flowers, fruits, or vegetables is often nearly impossible when you live in an apartment due to a lack of space and sometimes a lack of sunlight. I have scoured the web looking for ways to grow a garden with the conditions in which we live.
Herbs are awesome! Last year I grew basil, rosemary, chives, and sage. They all thrived on my shady balcony, and all but the basil survived the winter and are doing well. This year I’m working on more basil (I saved last year’s seeds), thyme, cilantro, parsley, and dill.
Leafy greens are also supposed to do well with minimal sunlight. You could grow turnip greens, arugula, spinach or collard and mustard greens.
Root vegetables are also good for us. You could try garlic, beets, radishes, carrots, or small potatoes.
In regards to flowers, Impatiens love the shade…so much so that they took over my garden last year. You could also use Geranium, Columbine, Hosta, Begonia, Crocas, or Violas.
This is not exactly a cheap way to relieve your stress and add color to your balcony. Pots, dirt, seeds, plants, and food can all cost you a pretty hefty chunk and anyone can tell you that I am WAY to cheap for all that.
1. Look around the apartment for unique items that could be used as planters. An empty coffee can or vegetable cans, chipped mugs, or old bowls are great for planting, and unique.
2. Find Containers at thrift stores and on sale racks. You might find an old basket or a tin pail at a thrift store to be used. Or wait until after a holiday and grab all the clearance décor like small trash cans and coffee cups…just paint over the Christmas tree, pumpkin, or turkey.
3. Choose Perennials that will come back each year.
4. This is my favorite tip…collect free seeds! If you see a spent impatiens at a friend’s house, ask if you can pluck the seeds for yourself. I’ve got seeds that I’ve collected and reused for YEARS and YEARS! It’s much fun to collect and label these, and to give them away!
Good luck gardening! But be sure to keep up with our Facebook page for more tips, and maybe even some free plants!
Thursday, March 29, 2012
Saturday March 31, 2012
10:00 am Gates open!
Leaders from our government, schools, churches and community come together to provide this fun day for the families in our growing multi-cultural community.
|Hunters who received Prize Eggs|
|Easter Bunny Photos|
Friday, February 24, 2012
|Just try to find Box Tops that didn't expire six years ago|
If you want to go a little farther with this program, you can sign up for several bonus and e-box tops on their website at BoxTopsForEducation.com. You can even earn those e-box tops by shopping online at several retailers that you're probably shopping at anyway.
Please, please, please don't throw away $.10. Put it into our community, our children, and their future.
The short list of BTFE products: