Tuesday, 07 July 2020

The 4th of July 2020 will be remembered for many years as the year we couldn't have a party due to the Caronaviris. However, a few residents went all the way with decorations and a family events on their front yards. If we had awards I think the top home would be the winner.. Photos from Cyril Stewart.













































Posted on 07/07/2020 4:40 PM by bob
Saturday, 06 June 2020

 Next Friday on June 12th, WANA has arranged for two food trucks to come to the top of Carden Ave. at Whitland Ave from 4:30 to 7:30.

Califarmia fresh California cuisine using local ingredients will provide the main food.  Califarmia uses a web based link for its orders and payments (credit cards only) that can be ordered a few days in advance or during its time at Carden on Friday evening.

Bradley’s Creamery will provide ice cream for dessert. Bradley’s also has a link that will be provided and they will accept walk up orders and cash/credit cards. 




WANA has arranged this event for your convenience. Hopefully it will be fun and yummy, and we continue to encourage social distancing.  This event is a pickup, maybe mingle a little, and take home your dinner/dessert situation. We look forward to this fun option next Friday. 

Steve Curnettte, WANA Steering Committee Chair



Posted on 06/06/2020 4:06 PM by steve curnette
Saturday, 02 May 2020

These photos were all taken in March and April 2020. Keep Calm was a postcard made in Britain to during the First World War. It would be just as importtant today for the caronusviris disaster. The next four photos start with the flooding at Easter and show the creek on Carden Ave. following down to the bridge and high water on Rolland Rd. The final photos were all taken on May 2nd starting at MBA, then the corner at Rolland Road with the ugly dead tree. A great job of cleanup followed a crew of neighbors did a grate job. A happy family is having fun fishing at the new steps.which makes a grand ending. They all got out of the water quickly when they discovered the snake in the rocks.The last photo shows the dry bed of the creek at Leonard.

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Posted on 05/02/2020 4:49 PM by Bob Duthie
Tuesday, 21 April 2020

This coming Saturday we are going to have an informal creek clean up starting at 10:00 AM.  In order to observe social distancing we will not be providing any food or drink and we will split up with trash bags for the majority of the clean up.  There may be a little cutting of brush around the Leonard/Rolland intersection.  I suspect if several show up to assist we can probably finish way prior to noon.

Check out the upcoming  Dog Show  on our Facebook.com/whitlandnashville/  

Stay safe and I hope to see some of you this coming Saturday morning at 10:00 am at the Carden bridge.

Steve Curnutte

            This was the flood a few days ago. Now we need to clean up the trash that was left behind

Posted on 04/21/2020 11:29 AM by steve curnutte
Sunday, 12 April 2020

If you are out walking in Easter can you find the beautiful white azaleas under the magnificent dogwood in full bloom. It’s in the heart of WANA.

Photo by Cyril Stewart

Posted on 04/12/2020 7:57 PM by Cyril Stewart
Friday, 20 March 2020

Dear WANA Neighbors,

COVID-19 is having an unprecedented impact on the world and our country.  If you are an older member of our community and feel that you could use some assistance, whether simply taking trash cans out and back or you have more urgent needs like the dropping off of food, please consider this Google groups as a forum in which you can reach out for help.  Our community has shown time again that we are there to help one another, and the Google Group could function as a way to match those needing help and those able to do so.  Find the GoogleGroup.com and select Whitland.   If you have not registered yet then go to Whitland.org, click on the Google Group tab, and fill in the required information. Your request will be approved and you can then post information on the Google Group. The Google Group is for Whitland Residents only.

 Best regards

    Steve Curnutte, President, Whitland Area Neighborhood Association 

Posted on 03/20/2020 1:33 PM by steve curnutte
Thursday, 19 March 2020

Annual Meeting                     Sunday 1/26/2020

Eggs & Kegs                          Sunday 4/12/2020

Creek Cleanup                       Saturday 4/25/2020 10AM to 2PM Lunch Provided (Alternate Date 5/20/2020

Dog Show     POSTPONED    Saturday 5/16/20 3:00PM  (National Pet Month) & Movie Night (dusk}

Movie Night                             Saturday 9/12/2020

Yard Sale Day                        Saturday 9/19/2020

Porch Tours                            Sept or October tbd

Fall Cleanup                           Saturday 10/17/2020 10 am -2 :pm (lunch provided) Altenate 10/24/2020

Halloween                               Saturday 10/31/2020

Holiday Party                            Saturday 12/5/2020

Posted on 03/19/2020 2:28 PM by Bob Duthie
Thursday, 05 March 2020
Sunday, 01 March 2020

Annual Meeting                     Sunday 1/26/2020

Eggs & Kegs                          Sunday 4/12/2020

Creek Cleanup                       Saturday 4/25/2020 10AM to 2PM Lunch Provided (Alternate Date 5/20/20

Dog Show                              Saturday 5/16/20 3:00PM  (National Pet Month) & Movie Night (dusk}

Movie Night                             Saturday 9/12/2020

Yard Sale Day                        Saturday 9/19/2020

Porch Tours                            Sept or October tbd

Fall Cleanup                           Saturday 10/17/2020 10 am -2 :pm (lunch provided) Altenate 10/24/2020

Halloween                               Saturday 10/31/2020

Holiday Party                            Saturday 12/5/2020


Posted on 03/01/2020 1:48 PM by Steve Curnette
Monday, 13 January 2020

Please Join Your Neighbors for:

                                   Wine, Cheese, and Conversation

                                 A Review of 2019 & What’s New for 2020


​                                  Sunday, January 26, 2020 at 4:00 PM

MBA Pfeffer Auditorium

(located in Ingram Science Building)


Park in the garage located off Wilson Avenue.  The entrance is half-way between Rolland and Whitland.  Take the elevator or walk up to the football field level.  Go past the dining hall, with the football field on your left.  At the dining hall turn right and walk through the first quad and between the buildings to the quad closest to West End.  Go past the library (with the Ben Franklin statue sitting on the bench) and into the doors straight ahead.

Posted on 01/13/2020 11:26 AM by Bob Duthie
Thursday, 05 December 2019
Posted on 12/05/2019 3:34 PM by Robert Duthie
Sunday, 01 December 2019

Due to the forecast of heavy rain all day Saturday, the creek cleanup moved to Sunday at 2:00.  We met at the pedestrian bridge at Mary Catherine Strobel Park (end of Carden Ave.). We had enough tools for those who come with willing hands. Enjoy the photos.Due to the forecast of heavy rain all day Saturday, the creek cleanup moved to Sunday at 2:00.  We met at the pedestrian bridge at Mary Catherine Strobel Park (end of Carden Ave.). We had enough tools for those who come with willing hands. Enjoy the photos.

Posted on 12/01/2019 4:13 PM by Robert Duthie
Thursday, 31 October 2019

It was the coldest night since last winter but it brought out one of the biggest crowds along with the best chicken ever..Click on any photo to enlarge it 

That's all for this year. 


Posted on 10/31/2019 7:09 PM by Robert W Duthie
Monday, 07 October 2019

Yard Sale

 Our yard sales participated this year and reported good crowds of shoppers and sales. We were also fortunate to have a dumpster from Metro for those large bulk items as well as Goodwill involved. Thank you to Denise Hawkins for organizing both on our behalf. This event involves lots of moving pieces to both ensure there is adequate promotion to ensure we get enough traffic as well as facilitation to align and organize all of the third parties involved.  Thank you to the Board for support.

Fence at Whitland and Bowling

Many neighbors have complained about the fence erected at the corner of Whitland and Bowling. It violates Codes by being too close to the sidewalk as well as being too tall. This creates safety issues for cars, bikes, and pedestrians. The Whitland Area Neighborhood Association has, as have several neighbors, contacted the city and requested that the fence be brought into compliance with Metro Codes.

Movies by the Creek

Saturday, September 7th

Our annual fall Movies by the Creek featured two showings for young and old. Our early movie was Coco and the late show featured To Kill A Mockingbird. Movie candy, beverages, and popcorn were provided to round out the experience and enhance an already enjoyable evening.

Mutt Mitt Box

A new Mutt Mitt box with dog waste bags was installed just to the left of the main entrance into Brighton Close. Please use at your convenience and dispose of the used bags appropriately.

Fall Creek Cleanup

The fall Creek Cleanup is scheduled for the morning of October 26th from 9:00-12:00. In addition to our normal invasive plant removal and trash cleanup, we plan to install some new plants and ground cover near the new erosion control area by the Craighead Spring (where the swing used to be). This is always a spirited event and we encourage as many possible to join for the cleanup. Keeping the creek under control benefits our whole community.

Halloween Celebration and Costume Judging

WANA will again have its annual Halloween celebration and costume contest at the end of Carden near Mary Catherine Strobel Park on Halloween. There will be awards for best costumes based on age-ranges.  This has historically been a fun and well-attended event and a great way to kick off the night. Costume judging will begin at 5:00.

WANA Youth Committee

WANA is setting up a Youth Committee for high-school aged kids living in WANA. This is an effort to get our neighborhood young persons involved in our community’s activities like the Creek Clean Up. It is being spearheaded by Oscar Fox. If you wish to learn more or are interested in learning more, please email Oscar directly at williamfox21@email.usn.org.


Your contribution helps support all the work WANA does on the neighborhoods behalf including beautification, events, newsletters, area representation, etc.  Do so by paying annual dues of $30 with a check to the Whitland Area Neighborhood Association and mailing it to our Treasurer, Neely Coble, 3817 Whitland Avenue, 37205 or pay your dues online at  HYPERLINK "https://www.whitland.org/"https://www.whitland.org. Just click the "Donate" button and pay with PayPal or a credit card.  

Just click on the "Donate" button where you can pay with PayPal or a credit card.

Stay in Touch!

If you’re not part of our Google Groups, you’re missing important messages from and about neighbors. Go to  HYPERLINK "https://whitland.org"whitland.org and click on the Google Group tab to get instructions. This is a closed group, only open to residents of Whitland. You shouldn’t be swamped with ads or unnecessary messages. Once you’ve been approved, posting is easy. Just type  HYPERLINK "mailto:whitland@googlegroups.com"whitland@googlegroups.com into the address bar in your email and write your message to the neighborhood.

Holiday Celebration

Mark your calendars for the annual WANA Holiday Party on December 7, 2019. More specific details to come via our emails and the Bulletin Board at Carden/Rolland.

Posted on 10/07/2019 3:21 PM by Christopher Ciavarra
Thursday, 26 September 2019

Thanks to the photographer that took each of these photos. They were edited and titled by Bob Duthie.

Posted on 09/26/2019 12:11 PM by Bob Duthie
Monday, 16 September 2019
On Saturday, September 21st, from 8am until noon, WANA will be supporting a number of our neighbors having yard sales.  We encourage you to join the fun.  Some will be selling on Friday as well.
There are always things that don't sale.  So, WANA has arranged for a Goodwill Truck to be in the parking lot of Blakemore United Methodist Church between 1:00 and 2:30.
Then there are things not good enough for Goodwill.  WANA has arranged with Metro Nashville to have a dumpster on Whitland, in front of 3800 Whitland, between 8:00am-1:00pm.
We always seem to overflow the one dumpster so a second dumpster has been ordered (paid for by your dues) to be located at the corner of Whitland and Wilson.  It will probably be there from Friday until sometime Monday.
We hope you enjoy the yard sales and encourage you to get with your neighbors and have a hot dog and chips picnic.  Maybe call it, "Eat junk and talk trash"!
WAIT THERE IS MORE YOU NEED TO KNOW !! Scroll down the page

DATE: Saturday, September 21, 2019
TIME: 8:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M.
LOCATION: 3800 Whitland Avenue
Nashville, TN 37205

Denise Hawkins @

Mayor’s Office, Councilmember Kathleen Murphy-District 24,
Metro Public Works, Metro Beautification & the TDOT Litter Grant

• Bicycles • Mattresses/Box Springs
• Exercise Equipment • Sofas/Couches
• Furniture • Stoves
• Lawn Mowers • Toilets & Sinks
 Hot Water Heaters • Washers & Dryers

 Air Conditioners • Paint
• Batteries/Hazardous Waste • Refrigerators
• Carpet & Carpet Pad • Rock, Brick, Concrete & Dirt
• Fencing • Roofing & Construction Debris
• Landscape Materials • Storage Sheds
• Lumber & Tree Limbs • Televisions or Electronics
• Tires
Posted on 09/16/2019 5:50 PM by Robert Duthie
Thursday, 13 June 2019

Dear Whitland Neighbors 
This notice contains as much information as possible about the 4th July on Whitland Avenue event 
which will take place beginning at 11 AM on Thursday, the 4th of July, 2019. This is the 42nd year of this annual fun-filled family celebration which involves a patriotic program with speaker, a wonderful 
musical presentation, fellowship, & family-styled picnic. If you have never attended before, I can 
promise that you will not be disappointed! 

This notice also serves as a courtesy to inform you that on-street parking will be TEMPORARILY
restricted in the area of Whitland Avenue on Thursday, 4 July 2019 from approximately 9:00 AM until 3:00 PM that day. Please plan to park your vehicle in an alternate location on the event date. Any 
vehicles left in NO PARKING areas during the times listed above will be ticketed and towed at owners' expense. (please refer to attached map). 
We begin setting up for this event on Wednesday, the 3rd July. Although the time is not certain, Crown Tent & Awning will be here sometime during the day (most likely afternoon) of July 3rd to install the 
large tent at the very small block between West End Avenue & Whitland Avenue at Carden. The tent will be there for the duration of the event and will not be removed by the tent company until the 
morning of Friday, July 5th (see attached map please) 

Blinker Lite provides us with barricades for street closures. They will be placed at West End Avenue so that no cars can enter Carden Avenue from West End where the tent is installed. There will also be 
barricades at the intersection of Whitland & Cantrell on the day of the event {4th July) and also at the 
intersection of Whitland & Craighead Avenue the day of the event. This is to insure the safety of all the guests, as the event primarily takes place between these blocks on Whitland Avenue {please refer to 
attached map). The Whitland barricades are removed once the site is cleaned up and everyone has 
safely left the event. The barricades where the large tent is located (see map) will not be removed until the tent is removed (Friday AM, July 5, 2019). 
We will have one port-a-potty available on-site (see map for its location). Since this is a neighborhood event, if you see anyone in need, please offer them assistance at your home. 
We employ Comprehensive Security for the safety of our guests and security at our event. There will be two officers present at all times during the day of the event. Contact telephone number for their office is (615) 485-0800. One of the officers on duty that day can assist you whenever needed.

Other important contact information you need here: 
Tracy.Luton@nashville.gov (615) 862-8782 Tracy is with Metro Public Works who can provide more detailed information about the street closure permits issued for this event 
Gordon.Richard@nashville.gov (615) 862-8597 Gordon can provide more detailed information about the Special Event Permit issued for this1 event. 

David Fox, 4th July Host Committee and neighbor: (615) 218-3000 dfox@mpf.com 
Paul Rigsby, Special Events Supervisor, Comprehensive Security, Inc. (615} 485-0800 
Denise Hawkins, 4th July Host Committee and neighbor: (615} 298-1880 or (615) 804-7645 

Additional Comments about Parking 
While this is a neighborhood event and most guests walk to the event, if you have relatives or close friends planning on attending, just make sure they are aware of the temporary street closure 
(barricades) on Whitland Ave. the day of the event on 4th July 2019 and our on-street parking policy during the hours of the event on the 4th• There are side streets of Leonard Avenue or Craighead Avenue 
where visitors may park. But we ask that you make sure that no homeowners' 
driveway is blocked. Please be courteous at all times of others who live in our neighborhood. Carden & Cantrell Avenue side streets are dead-ends and are very narrow - - please do not use these streets for parking unless you reside on these streets. We need to make sure that residents on these narrow dead-end 
streets have access to emergency needs should that arise and parking along these two streets makes that very, very, difficult. 
In the event of an emergency, please notify one of the hosts listed above who will be on-site and available during the days leading up to the event and the day of the event. We will assess the situation and take all measures necessary to insure the absolute safety and comfort of our guests. 
Thank you! 
Please have a safe & happy 4th July 

                                              Whitland 4th July Notification 2019



Posted on 06/13/2019 6:00 PM by Denese
Wednesday, 29 May 2019
Posted on 05/29/2019 12:40 PM by Bob Duthie
Monday, 27 May 2019

Five volunteers and a great dog donated a serious amount of time on May Day painting the Bridge over Kingfisher Creek and the two picnic tables in the park. Click to enlarge photos.



Posted on 05/27/2019 11:23 AM by Bob Duthie
Saturday, 18 May 2019
Posted on 05/18/2019 5:21 PM by Bob Duthie
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