Good morning, Nashville. Nashville’s Christmas tree will once again be chopped down instead of planted, despite Metro Council’s best efforts. You may remember the resolution passed back in August that asked Metro Parks & Recreation to consider planting a permanent Christmas tree in efforts to make the city a little greener, and well, that’s not going to happen quite yet. Parks & Rec cites the lack of a permanent planting spot in a prominent location as part of the problem. Either way, we’re getting a Christmas tree, and it will be up “sometime after Thanksgiving.” So there’s that!
- Hibernation prep. Free weatherization services are available to many low-to-moderate income homeowners and renters in Davidson County again this year from the Metropolitan Development and Housing Agency. The Weatherization Assistance Program served 1,025 homes last year, and will continue offering free services such as insulation, caulking and weather-stripping during the 2010-2011 winter. To learn more about the program and for application guidelines, click HERE (PDF alert!) or call 615-252-8500.
- Bookin’ it outta here. Many Nashvillians are mourning the loss of Davis-Kidd, particularly the parents and kids whose schools had book fairs scheduled at the store. Fans of Rachel Ray, George W. Bush and Santa Claus are also out of luck.
- You mean it can get worse? Traffic in Nashville could get much, much worse over the next 25 years if the population continues to grow at the projected rate. To combat these future traffic jams, the Metropolitan Planning Organization will present a 25 year plan on November 29 that includes light rail, bus service and an additional commuter rail service to Clarksville. The plan will be up for approval in December.
- Bits & pieces. Pekka Rinne’s impressive 30 saves and Marcel Goc’s 2 goals led the Preds to a 3-0 shutout against Montreal last night … Two ‘Dores-turned-entrepreneurs skipped out on their last year of football to open a vitamin store near campus … The Nashville Rifle Association’s 2015 convention will be at the Music City Center, and is expected to bring in up to 50,000 visitors … Nashville travelers don’t like the body scanners either … Now you can follow the Nashville Ballet’s Nutcracker characters on Twitter!
Photo by SeeMidTN.com.
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