Good morning, Nashville. As it gets colder, a hot meal takes on a new meaning for many. The Nashville Food Project, an organization that provides bagged lunches to the poor in Nashville, has recently expanded their offerings to include more hot meals. While the sack lunches cost $2.50 per person, the hot meals cost just $0.42 per person and uses food that may have otherwise gone to waste. The meals are then loaded into the organization’s two trucks on Wednesdays and Fridays, and head to serve in smaller low-income neighborhoods that aren’t near downtown or a bus line.
- Flood art. Antioch, Delray, Bordeaux, Bellevue, East Nashville and Pennington Bend are set to receive public artwork commemorating the May 2010 flood. Metro Arts Commission is currently accepting submissions, and the selected artist will meet with residents to personalize the artwork for each neighborhood.
- Ouch. The Titans suffered a nasty loss yesterday at the hands of the Houston Texans. The 41-7 butt-whooping was the team’s worst loss in the history of LP Field.
- Still occupying. Occupy Nashville protestors are still camping out in Legislative Plaza, even as temperatures dipped toward to freezing last week. While many Nashvillians may not know exactly what they’re doing out there, it seems that all you have to do is ask. Protestors who told their stories to the Tennessean ranged from wounded veterans to a self employed massage therapist who can’t afford health insurance.
- Bits & pieces. Loretta Lynn was hospitalized over the weekend with pneumonia … The Preds ended their four-game losing streak on Saturday with a 2-0 win over the Calgary Flames … Tennessee colleges are exploring ways to increase out of state student enrollment … Montgomery Bell Academy’s fancy new mountaintop observatory that looks like a UFO is said to be one of the best … Governor Haslam has asked for a pay analysis of state workers with the intent of keeping state jobs competitive with the private sector … Good Morning America host Robin Roberts was in Nashville last week filming for an upcoming tv special.
Photo by Sara Figal.