Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween, LaVergne!

100_0110Don’t forget Trail of Treats today from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Park.

Don’t forget to turn OFF your porch light if you won’t be offering candy tonight.

Parents, go with your children.

Teen kids, stay in groups… stay with your friends.

Everyone, be safe!



Trail of Treats Accepting Canned Food Donations

funny-pictures-cat-has-finally-had-enough-pettingLet’s hope it doesn’t rain this Saturday – Halloween!  From 2:00 – 4:00 p.m., the Parks and Recreation department of LaVergne is hosting its annual “Trail of Treats” at Veterans Memorial Park.  The walking trail will be lined with various community organizations, businesses, etc. who will be handing out treats to kids.  In addition, there will be a spider web course, grave digging for prizes, and more.  Kids should wear their costumes!

Canned food items will be accepted for the local food bank at this FREE event.  I’ve heard that the shelves of the food bank are getting pretty bare right now… to the point that my office will also be accepting donations of non-perishable items in our front lobby of Bob Parks Realty on Sam Ridley Pkwy.

If you come, please stop by and say hello to me and my friends at the Tennessee Twirlers scenic overview (I couldn’t think of another name for a rest spot on the trail).  Our twirlers will be there showing their skills and may even give the young’uns a quick twirling lesson!

Photo by LOL Catz (of course).

Prescriptions May Be Turned In

My friend sent me this that she found on another news site:

UPDATED TO ADD FROM COMMENT:  The event has been moved to the front parking lot at City Hall.

The La Vergne Police Department is hosting a “Drug Take-Back” event at the Multi-Purpose Building from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Nov. 21st. Anyone with expired or used medicine is urged to drop it off at the building on that date.

Please leave the medications in the original bottles.  Mark through or tape over the labels from the bottles before you drop them off. Please keep drug information on the container. The drugs will be destroyed.  The Multi Purpose Building is located behind City Hall, beside the ball fields.

For more information, you can contact CADCOR at 893-9414, ext. 40

Looking for a Job?

Nashville Nov 4 JF Flyer-today2If you’re one in ten people who are unemployed right now, help may be close at hand.  A job fair is coming to Smyrna next week (Wednesday, November 4th) at the Smyrna Town Centre from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Here’s the DNJ article.

If you go, DRESS NICE and bring plenty of resumes.  If you think you don’t have access to software or a printer for your resume, you can go to the library and use their computer.   Need help with your resume?  Click here.

To register in advance for the job fair, visit Putting America Back to Work here.

Good luck everyone.


Congrats on Ruthie Awards

ruthies-dnjWarm congratulations to the following winners and finalists of the Ruthies…. I tried to find people I know from LaVergne, but it was difficult since we were combined with Smyrna this year. If I’ve left off anyone, please comment and we’ll update to include their kudos here!

WINNER First United Methodist Church – La Vergne – Favorite Place to Worship
WINNER Kym & Bev’s Grill – LaVergne – Favorite Place for a Quick Lunch
FINALIST La Vergne Flower Shop – Favorite Floristruthies-senna
WINNER Senna Mosley – Favorite Elected Official, LaVergne
FINALIST Ronnie Erwin – Favorite Elected Official, LaVergne
FINALIST Style America – Favorite Place to Get a Haircut
FINALIST Kathy Tyson – Favorite Real Estate Agent, LaVergne

I also want to congratulate my friend Gunner Miller – though he’s from Smyrna – for being a finalist in the favorite columnist category.  Also kudos to Bob Parks Realty for being recognized for a Legacy Award.

PS – Please accept my humble thanks to the people who voted for me, making me a first time finalist!

Photos from the DNJ.

Have you heard of SIMA?

I read in the newspaper the other day about a group of Independent Merchants in Smyrna.  They were banding together to keep the “little guys” in business and to not get “swallowed” by the big box stores.  I thought this was a fabulous idea!  The same day I went with my daughter to get her oil changed.  And lo and behold, guess what was on their countertop?  An application for SIMA!?!  So, I, of course, had to ask if La Vergne businesses could join their club…seeing as how we are the “little sister” of Smyrna.  I was told “NO!  It’s only for Smyrna businesses.  Why don’t you people in La Vergne start your own group?”  Okay, I’m paraphrasing, but you get the jest.

So, what say you, La Vergenians?  Would you like to compete with Smyrna or just be a business on the road to get to Smyrna?  My vote is “Battle!!!!”



The People of LaVergne

I’m thinking about a new writing project here on This is LaVergne. I could write about the housing market and that we’ve currently got almost 300 homes in LaVergne available. I could write about the Walden Pumpkin Farm and ask if you’ve gone yet this year. I could write about the upcoming production of Little House on the Prairie in Nashville starring Melissa Gilbert – who was once “Half Pint” – performing as “Ma.”

I could write references for repair people I know who are fabulous or mortgage companies who do wonderful work. To go along with our pigs in the neighborhood theme, I could write about how Paris Hilton now has a pet pig – teacup sized.

But I just feel … I don’t know … that I need some inspiration! I’ve been giving serious consideration to finding people from our community and featuring interviews with them on this site in November. A new person each day. Is this something you’d be interested in reading?