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Ms. Cheap's Guide to Summer 2018: 94 free things to do around Nashville

...largest inland stone fortification built during the Civil War. There's a visitor center at 1100 Fort Negley Blvd., which offers interpretative exhibits, interactive touch screens, artifact displays and videos about the Civil War...

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The super interactive "spray pad" at Cumberland Park, 592 S. First St., is open 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday-Friday and noon to 6...

The 12th annual Hot Chicken Festival is July 4 at East Park, 700 Woodland St. The rain-or-shine event starts with a parade of fire trucks at 10:30 a.m. You can try free hot chicken samples from numerous local hot chicken establishments. There is live music and kids activities.

Bells Bend Nature Park, at 4187 Old Hickory Blvd., will celebrate its 10th birthday June 9 with a day of hikes and other programs. The park also has a Pioneer Game Day scheduled for 10 a.m. June 16 for ages 6-12 and other programs through the summer. 

The Franklin Farmers Market is open 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays at the back of The Factory at Franklin, 230 Franklin Road. In addition to the produce, it features live music and family events, including a tomato festival on July 14 and a watermelon festival on August 18.

Nashville's 24th annual Movies in the Park will be in Elmington Park, 3531 West End Ave., on Thursdays in June. The schedule includes: June 7, "Coco;" June 14, "Legally Blonde;" and...

The City of Franklin offers outdoor family movies at 8 p.m. at Pinkerton Park, 405 Murfreesboro Road. On June 22, it is "LEGO Ninjago Movie," and on July 13, it's "Descendants 2."

Radnor Lake State Park, 1160 Otter Creek Road, offers ranger-led hikes, birds of prey programs, reptile programs and canoe floats during the summer. The programs are free, but some have a reservation fee. 

...on 17th Avenue North across from M.L. King Magnet School. Kirkpatrick Sprayground is at 620 S. Ninth St. in East Nashville. Open 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday-Friday and...

The band will also play at Harpeth Hills Church of Christ's annual "One Nation Under God" concert at 6:30 p.m. July 1. There will be free ice cream and a professional fireworks display on the church lawn, 1949 Old Hickory Blvd., Brentwood.

This concert series from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Thursdays in The Grove at Fontanel, 4241 Whites Creek Pike, runs through June 21.

...living history event is June 23 at the historic Amqui Station and Visitor’s Center, 303 Madison St. The event includes the living history encampment, guest speakers, vendors, exhibits, a Stage Door Canteen...

There are plenty of local galleries, and many have receptions for exhibit openings. They include: Vanderbilt's Fine Arts Gallery in Cohen Memorial Hall, 1220 21st Ave. S., where the exhibit through July 14 is "America Creative: Portraits by Everett Raymond Kinstler."

Goodlettsville has a Music on Main summer concert series with live music, food trucks, and a kids zone from 6:30-8 p.m. at Goodlettsville City Hall, 105 S Main St. The lineup: June 7, Martin Family Circus; June 21, Adam Cunningham from "The Voice;" July 5 South Street Players; and July 19, TBD.

    Ms. Cheap's Guide to Summer 2018: 94 free things to do around Nashville
    If you are looking for free summer fun, my " Ms. Cheap Guide to Summer 2018" is the ticket. My guide features free Middle Tennessee concerts, festivals, movies, family programs, hikes and nature events, ideas for learning new things, plus a list of free places to get wet and cool off in the 14 weeks between Memorial Day and Labor Day!
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May 11

Massive Edgehill apartment complex to be built around 8th Avenue Reservoir

Elmington Capital Group will build the first phase of the development next year, at the southwest corner of Edgehill Avenue and 8th Avenue South

    Massive Edgehill apartment complex to be built around 8th Avenue Reservoir
    A sprawling 23-acre, 1,200-unit apartment community was unanimously approved this week by Metro Planning Commission on an L-shaped parcel around the historic 8th Avenue Reservoir. Elmington Capital Group will build the first phase of the development next year, at the southwest corner of Edgehill Avenue and 8th Avenue South.
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Apr 27

Updates and Events/Meetings for April 27-May 5

Third reading: abandoning an easement at 700 Hamilton Ave.

CASE 2018-116: Ryan Snellen, appellant and owner of the property located at 924 Archer Street, requesting Item A appeal, challenging the zoning administrator's denial of a short term rental permit. Applicant operated prior to obtaining the legally required permit.

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We also have an exciting new park on the horizon: Azafrán Park, next to Casa Azafrán. Everyone is invited to the grand opening of Azafrán Park on Friday, May 18th at 10 a.m. at 2187 Nolensville Pike. Neighbors can RSVP here.

...the meeting at 1 p.m. at the Sonny West Conference Center, Howard Office Building, 700 2nd Ave S. You can also write to the BZA at bza@nashville.gov, but you must email...

CASE 2017-430: Brian Carter, appellant and Woody Welch, owner of the property located at 414 Woodycrest Avenue, requesting a setback variance from fence requirements in the IR District, to construct a masonry wall along the front of property line.

CASE 2018-047: Grover Collins, appellant and Victoria Fields, owner of the property located at 2225 10th Avenue S, Units 201, 202, 203 and 207, requesting an Item A appeal of the cancellation of four short term rental permits based on SP zoning district restrictions.

CASE 2018-104: Bob Bernstein, appellant and owner of the property located at 952 Clayton Avenue, requesting a variance from sidewalk requirements in the R10 District, to construct an addition and convert the detached garage into a second single family residence.

CASE 2018-124: Paul Chinetti, appellant and owner of the property located at 1255 1st Avenue South, requesting an Item A appeal, challenging the zoning administrator's denial of a short term rental permit.

CASE 2018-137: Richard Fewell, appellant and owner of the property located at 1419 Edgehill Road, requesting Item A appeal, challenging the zoning administrator's denial of a short term rental permit. Applicant operated prior to obtaining the legally required permit.

CASE 2018-139: McLean Construction, appellant and Affordable Housing Resources, Inc., owner of the property located at 41 N. Hill Street, requesting a variance from sidewalk requirements in the R6 District, to construct a single family residence. 

Seay-Hubbard UMC (1116 1st Ave S) Fish Fry starting at 9 a.m.

    Updates and Events/Meetings for April 27-May 5
    This Saturday is the Rock 'N' Roll Marathon, which means road closures in portions of District 17. You can see our portion of the race in the map below; portions of the following streets will be closed (times in parentheses): 17th Ave S between the roundabout and Magnolia Blvd (5:45-9:30 a.m.)
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Apr 23

  • Outdoor Student-Centered Environment

    Ms. Porter is asking for $538.71:
    My students need two storage units for our school garden supplies, tomato cages, and a Plant Cells kit to learn about gardening outdoors.
    Rose Park Magnet Middle School Comment

Apr 18

  • Gearing Up Our FIRST Robotics LEGO League

    Ms. Porter is asking for $1710.55:
    My students need FIRST Robotics Lego League notebooks, 3 Chromebooks, storage containers, and Lego Mindstorms replacement kits to compete nationally.
    Rose Park Magnet Middle School Comment

Apr 17

Apr 16

These nearby schools are looking for financial help on DonorsChoose.org:

  • Outdoor Student-Centered Environment

    Ms. Jemison is asking for $914.87:
    My students need a storage unit for our school garden supplies, tomato cages, and iPads with cases to learn about gardening outdoors.
    Rose Park Magnet Middle School Comment
  • Outdoor Learning & Science

    Mrs. Vincent is asking for $969.15:
    My students need 3 Chromebooks and outdoor seating to learn outside with our school garden.
    Rose Park Magnet Middle School Comment

Apr 14

  • Gearing Up Our FIRST Lego League

    Ms. Porter is asking for $2112.38:
    My students need 6 new iPads to go along with FIRST Lego League kits to compete nationally.
    Rose Park Magnet Middle School Comment

Apr 13

  • Outdoor Learning Through Gardening

    Ms. Porter is asking for $999.22:
    My students need 80 bags of garden soil, raised garden beds, and an Ipad to expand our outdoor garden.
    Rose Park Magnet Middle School Comment

Apr 06

  • Volleyball Madness

    Ms. Jemison is asking for $403.32:
    My students need volleyballs to use in our growing volleyball club.
    Rose Park Magnet Middle School Comment

Mar 30

Mar 29

These nearby schools are looking for financial help on DonorsChoose.org:

  • Volleyball Knee Protection

    Mrs. Vincent is asking for $374.19:
    My students need volleyball knee pads as dive and slide to victory.
    Rose Park Magnet Middle School Comment
  • Bridging Computer Science & Science

    Ms. Porter is asking for $2421.14:
    I need to attend the Pathfinders Summer Institute to learn how to incorporate Computer Science into Science.
    Rose Park Magnet Middle School Comment

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