Friday, November 24, 2006

Past News and Events

Fall Clean-up Day – Nov 4th

We invite the Eastwood Neighbors community to come out on Saturday, November 4th to help clean the streets and sidewalks of our neighborhood. We will meet at 8 am at Eastland Park (corner of Douglas and Chapel Avenues). Donuts and Coffee will be provided. Gloves and bags will also be provided by Metro Public Works.

Help keep Eastwood Neighbors clean and beautiful!!

October 2006 Brush Collection

Starting on Sunday, October 1st, Public Works will be conducting brush collection in the Route 2 area (bordered by Gallatin Pike & the Cumberland river, and by S. 1st St. to the Sumner County line). Collection trucks will begin the route downtown and work out to the county line.

You can review details for each route on the Public Works website at The next brush collection is currently scheduled for December 12th.

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at the numbers below, or you can contact Brandi Denton of the Public Works Department at 862-8716 or

Tuesday - August 8th, 7pm - General Association Meeting
Main topic on Agenda is Conservation Zoning

On the agenda is Tim Walker from the Metro Historical & Zoning Commission to talk about and answer your questions about Conservation Zoning. Eastwood currently has a Conservation Zoning overlay for a small portion of the neighborhood and many neighbors are interested in expanding the overlay to include more of the neighborhood. See our current boundaries and guidelines at this link:

I encourage all neighbors to come to this meeting in order to express your support (or non-support for that matter), concerns, ask questions, or just learn more about Conservation Zoning in general. Lockland Springs and East End both have Conservation Zoning (the least restrictive zoning overlay) and Edgefield has Historical Zoning, which is more restrictive.

Please also remember that you do not need to be a member of the neighborhood association in order to come to the meetings, although we do encourage joining in order to support association functions, such as printing the newsletter.

We look forward to seeing you Tuesday. Please remember to park in front of the church, if you can.

And remember, get involved…the world is run by those who show up!

Night Out Against Crime – Tuesday, August 1st, 6:30 pm

Eastwood Neighbors will be having a neighborhood “block party” at Eastwood Christian Church on Eastland Ave., beginning at 6:30pm. We will have snacks, music, games and activities for the kids, and an opportunity to meet your neighbors and local police officers.

If possible please walk to the church, you can bring a flashlight if you’d like, then we will have a “flashlight walk” home at about dusk. Please join us as we promote community spirit in East Nashville!

VOLUNTEERS Needed!! We need volunteers to help out on the night of ‘Night Out Against Crime’ and to help with food. If you can volunteer or help by bringing a finger food dish, please contact Amanda Beam at


Eastland Park Grand Re-Opening
Saturday, June 24th @ Eastland Park – Time is 10 am – 1pm

Join us in a celebration for the new and improved Eastland Park (corner of Douglas & Chapel Ave)!
• FREE food • Kid’s Activities • Moonwalk • Music
Invite your friends, come meet your neighbors & help us celebrate the renovation of Eastland Park!
This event is Co-sponsored by Eastwood Neighbors, Cora-Howe Family Resource Center, & Metro Parks and Recreation Department.

Eastwood Neighbor’s Neighborhood Clean-up Day!!
Saturday, June 3rd – 8 am @ Eastland Park
(corner of Douglas & Chapel)

Come one, come all and help us keep our neighborhood beautiful and clean!
Donuts and Coffee will be there to help get us all going.
T-shirts, gloves and bags will be provided by the city. This is a great opportunity to meet your neighbors, while cleaning up our sidewalks. Help keep our neighborhood beautiful and inspire others to do the same!

Dining in the Hood
Wednesday, June 7th – 7 pm

Dining in the Hood will be at Batter’d and Fried Boston Seafood House on Woodland Ave. This is a fun way to try a new restaurant if you haven’t already and to socialize with your neighbors! Dining in the Hood was created by one of our neighbors as an effort to support area businesses and to promote meeting your neighbors. Everyone buys their own meals, but we all sit together and have a great time.
Hope to see you there!

Community Meeting for Nature Center at Shelby Bottoms
by Metro Parks Dept, 6:30pm, Thursday, June 1
@ Warner Park Nature Center, 7311 Hwy 100, 352-6299

Mayor Bill Purcell’s Master Plan for Parks and Greenways has earmarked a total of $2.25 million to build nature centers in Shelby Bottoms, Beamon, and Bells Bend parks. The centers, a part of the Mayor Bill Purcell’s Master Plan for Parks and Greenways, will form a network of nature facilities in the Metro Park system. Each facility will have its own unique characteristics that will emphasize the natural habitat of the area, while all the centers will provide environmental education, outdoor recreation, and raise awareness and foster respect for the natural environment.

This meeting is scheduled to give planners the opportunity to listen to the ideas of potential users of the centers. To date over $92 million has been appropriated to implement the Master Plan for Parks and Greenways.

Saturday, May 20, 10 am – 2 pm
Plowhaus Artists’ Cooperative and East Academy present “East of Center” Art Show & Artist’s Reception
May 19, 6-9 pm & May 20, 10 am – 2 pm
Location – Plowhaus Artists’ Cooperative, 211 S. 17th St.
Contact – Staci Brezinka 497-2541 or

Join Plowhaus Artists’ Cooperative as they host an art show & artist reception benefiting the fine arts programs at East Academy. The art show will showcase the artwork created by East Academy Students with the direction of Plowhaus artists. On Friday a private reception will be held for the media, Plowhaus patrons, East Academy parents and special guests. The community is invited to the ARTIST RECEPTION on Saturday, May 20th. In keeping with the theme, “East of Center”, children can enjoy ice cream for breakfast as well as other fun snacks, while adults enjoy mimosas and the opportunity to view and purchase one of a kind artwork. The event is free.

East Academy is a five-year-old independent school for grades K-7, located in East Nashville at 108 Chapel Avenue, across the street from Chapel Bistro. Proceeds from the event will be used to purchase supplies and equipment for the school’s performing and visual arts programs.

May 9th Eastwood Neighbors Association Meeting
This is a community meeting, all are invited!
Eastwood Christian Church at 1601 Eastland Ave at 7pm, upstairs

Agenda Items
Chapel Bistro – vote on beer permit
Development on Eastland – we will be hearing about the proposed "Waldon" development for the 18-1900 blocks of Eastland Ave, across from RosePepper, where the nursing home is currently. The developer, March Egerton, will be available to showcase what he has planned for this area. Also on hand will be Mike Jameson, our councilman; Tim Walker from the Historical Commission; and Rick Bernhardt from the Metro Planning Commission. Neighbors are encouraged to attend to ask questions, express any concerns and otherwise provide input into this development. Additional information regarding this proposal can be found in the following links to the Metro Planning Department analysis and the City Paper article. (Go to Item #3 on page 16 of this 77-page report);

April 11th – Community Safety Fair - Eastwood Christian Church, 7pm

All of East Nashville is invited to attend our Community Safety Fair that is coordinated in conjunction with Cora-Howe Family Resource Center. There will be representatives from the East Police precinct, Cumberland Hardware will be showcasing and selling items that can help to protect your home. There will also be 3 sessions of topics (of which you can attend two), talking about Home Safety, Safety in Schools with a focus on bullying, and Safety in your Neighborhood with a focus on how to report crime, how to give descriptions, among other things.

Childcare will be provided, as will refreshments and door prizes!!

Neighborhood Watch Meeting
Tuesday, April 11, 2006 @ 6 pm
Eastwood Christian Church
Information regarding the Metro Nashville Neighborhood Watch Project can be found here.

Eastland Park
If you have not driven or walked by Eastland Park at the corner of Douglas and Chapel for a while, please do so. They have put up the majority of the playground equipment and it looks fantastic. They still have some work to do and by summer the walking path and new swings will be up too, but the play structures that are currently being installed are a great addition in time for the approaching warmer days!

Coming Soon to Eastland Avenue
Portland Brew!!
That’s right, we get our own neighborhood coffee house! They could not give me a date, but they will be opening their 3rd location in Nashville on Eastland Avenue. Their other locations are in 12th South area and on Murphy Road near Sylvan Park.

Now at East End Body in Balance – Women’s Workouts
This is a pay at you go program. 6:15 pm Mon – Friday. Contact person is Laura at 227-3431 for more information. East End Body in Balance is located at 953 Main Street in East Nashville.

Cora Howe Elementary School
Cora Howe is recruiting senior citizens to tutor students in reading. They need more volunteers.
If you are interested in this program please contact Wanda Jordan-Chimezie for more information.

Nashville Auto Diesel College (NADC) Institutional Overlay
The initial proposal was disapproved by Metro Planning Commission to allow more time for meetings and community input.
Read the NADC Institutional Overlay