Thursday, 24 January 2019

Sunday, January 27, 2019

4:00 PM

Please join your neighbors for:

Wine, cheese, and conversation

A review of 2018

What’s new in 2019


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 01/24/2019 4:07 PM by Bob Duthie
Monday, 17 December 2018


                        A Craighead Snowman & Friend


Posted on 12/17/2018 2:59 PM by Bob Duthie
Sunday, 25 November 2018



Posted on 11/25/2018 4:19 PM by Bob Duthie
Sunday, 25 November 2018

How it works: Fill out the form below. Return it to Kevin Stack via email ( by December 15, 2018. Kevin will arrange for Mike Ridings of Lawnscapes to contact you to install your tree(s) a next few weeks. For all trees planted within 20 feet of the sidewalk, WANA will write you a check for $50.00 per tree. It is that simple! Step-by-step instructions below.  Double click on the line below.

/files/2728/File/Re-Leaf Whitland Tree Ordering Form 11-28-18.pdf

Print out the form and complete it. If you have the capability to scan the completed form on your computer you can then give the file a name and email it to Kevin as shown on the form. Otherwise you will need to drop it off at Kevin's House at 219 Carden Ave.


Posted on 11/25/2018 3:59 PM by Kevin Stack
Tuesday, 23 October 2018

Posted on 10/23/2018 10:08 PM by Christopher Ciavarra
Thursday, 16 August 2018




Costume contest!


Friday December 14th 6:00PM

Details coming

Posted on 08/16/2018 10:06 AM by Bob Duthie
Tuesday, 24 July 2018

Posted on 07/24/2018 5:10 PM by Bob Duthie
Saturday, 02 June 2018
Saturday, 02 June 2018

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 Wednesday, the 4th of July, 2018. This is the 4i5t 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 bedisappointed!

This notice also serves as a courtesy to inform you that on-street parking will beTEMPORARILY restricted in the area of Whitland Avenue on Wednesday, 4 July 2018 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 beticketed and towed at owners' expense.

We begin setting up for this event on Tuesday, 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 bethere for the duration of the event and will not be removed by the tent company until the morning of Thursday, July 5th . (see attached map please)

Blinker Ute 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 (Thursday AM, July 5, 2018).

We will have one port -a-pott y available on-site . Since this is a neighborhood event, if you see anyone in need, pleaseoffer them assistance at your home.

We employ Metro Nashville Police Department Secondary Patrol unit for 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) 880-3278. The after-hours pager number is 615-963-0230 One of the officers on duty that day can assist you whenever needed.

Other important contact information you need here: (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.Rich (615) 862-8597 Gordon can provide more detailed information about the Special Event Permit issued for this event.

David Fox, 4th July Host Committee and neighbor: (615) 218-3000

Denise Hawkins, 4th July Host Committee and neighbor: (615) 298-1880 or (615) 804-7645 necer@bellsouth .net

Carol Armes 4th July Host Committee & neighbor 615-305-7497 c for texts

Bob Pitz 4th July Host Committee & neighbor 615-218-1955

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 2018 and our on-street parking policy during the hours of the event on the 4t h 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 st reets. 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 oneof 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

Posted on 06/02/2018 4:51 PM by denise
Sunday, 13 May 2018

What: Superhero movie night with your neighbors. Bring
your family and friends for movies, picnicking, and Retro Sno.

When: Saturday, May 19, 2018

6:30 pm The Incredibles

8:15 ish Spiderman Homecoming

Where: Mary Catherine Strobel Park at the end of Carden
by the pedestrian bridge

Food: BYOB and BYOFFF(Bring your own food, friends and
family!!!) Retro Sno will provide snowballs!

Note: We have changed the name of our event to Movies By The Creek to avoid confusion with Metro's Movies in the Park (Elmington Park).

For more information, please contact Bob Lyons

Posted on 05/13/2018 5:30 PM by Bob Duthie
Sunday, 22 April 2018

A small group of about 10 showed up for the cleanup. We concluded that rainy days seem to bring out more people as we learned at the Easter Egg & Keg event.  Never-the-less piles of branches and trash were put beside Rolland Road from Leonard to South Wilson. While loitering on the Carden bridge over Kingfisher Creek we learned there was a complaint about the rough weathered railings on the bridge. After much discussion on how to fix this John Fleming came up wiith a brilliant idea.  Just turn the hand rails over and expose the smooth wood on the other side. It took about an hour for John and Tom Sherrill to pullout all the nails, filip the boads and hammer the nails back. Click on photos to enlarge.


Around 11:00AM Bob Lyons brought a truck down loaded with very good beer. At noon he unveiled a beef briskit cooked to perfection using his secret reciple and equipment. Others contributed beans and snacks. Download the video to see Bob in action.


Posted on 04/22/2018 2:10 PM by Bob Duthie
Saturday, 14 April 2018
What: Camaraderie with neighbors while cleaning up our Kingfisher creek. Please bring weed-eating and pruning tools if you have them.

Food: A potluck lunch will immediately follow at Mary Catherine Strobel park (at the pedestrian bridge at the end of Carden). WANA will provide a brisket and beverages.

For more information or if you’d like to help set up or
cleanup, please contact Cyril Stewart (615-207-5959,
Posted on 04/14/2018 11:17 AM by Lynne Falk
Monday, 02 April 2018


Posted on 04/02/2018 9:06 PM by Bob Duthie
Saturday, 24 March 2018

Hippity! Hoppity! Easter's on it's way!

Please join us for the 8th Annual Whitland Neighborhood Spring Social and Easter Egg Hunt to be held on Easter Day, April 1st  from 3-5:00! There will be something for everyone, including egg hunts for children of all ages, light refreshments, and the ever-popular Easter Keg!  The event will take place at Strobel Park at the bottom of Carden Ave.

Creek Cleanup, Saturday April 21










This year we will work the creek from the Kingfisher Bridge .(bottom of Carden Ave.) to MBA. A potluck luncheon will follow at about 11:30AM at Strobel Park. 


Posted on 03/24/2018 4:29 AM by Bob Duthie
Sunday, 28 January 2018

Tree - a woody perennial plant, typically having a single stem or trunk  and bearing lateral branches.  Let's preserve the beauty of our neighborhood and plant trees.

WANA is investigating adding arboretum status to our neighborhood.  If you have a tree in the public right of way or within 10 feet of the sidewalk that you would like to include the arboretum please contact Melissa Donahue, 


For information on Nurseries and a List of Trees click here and download a PDF file..


Posted on 01/28/2018 9:28 PM by bob duthie
Tuesday, 23 January 2018

Please join your neighbors and Council Member Kathleen Murphy for wine, cheese, and conversation.

Sunday January 28, 2018

4:00 PM


MBA Pfeiffer 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 01/23/2018 2:45 PM by Lynne Falk
Friday, 15 December 2017

Join us for the

WANA Holiday Party!

Saturday December 16, 2017

6:30 – 10:00 pm



At the home of

Jay & Melissa Wellons

3801 Whitland Avenue


We’re supplying wine & beer, ham & turkey

Please bring an appetizer, a side or dessert

Posted on 12/15/2017 1:14 PM by Jennie Fields
Friday, 27 October 2017

        You are invited to the

Neighborhood Halloween Party!!

Tuesday, Oct. 31st

Kickoff to show those costumes:  4:45 pm 

Costume Judging to Start:  5:15 pm sharp [Note 15 minutes earlier than last year]

End of Carden Avenue

Light Refreshments Served

Come on Down!!!

Sponsored by the Whitland Area Neighborhood Association

Prizes for individual kid costumes ages 1-4, 5-9, 10+ and family prize too!


Posted on 10/27/2017 3:51 PM by Bob Duthie
Sunday, 03 September 2017

New Slide Hill in Our Park












This large tree was uprooted by the storm and fell on the powerline to 230 Carden. Power was restored by NES. We now have a new slide hill in the park that the kids have discovered. A plan will be needed to remove the tree and root ball.











Carden Bridge Damage

In addition to the felled tree, a tree that was cut down a few weeks ago at 235 Leonard and and improperly dumped in the creek was floated by the flood downstream and hit the pedestrian bridge at the bottom of Carden.  Neighbors cleaned the brush off the bridge but one board is missing so watch where you are going when you walk your dogs across.












Obviously we are going to need help to straighten this mess out.  More to come . . .


Posted on 09/03/2017 1:05 PM by Bob Duthie
Wednesday, 14 June 2017
Printed copies of the newsletter with an invitation to the July 4th Celebration are being delivered to each home in the Whitland Area. You can also get a PDFcopy here.
Posted on 06/14/2017 11:20 AM by Bob Duthie


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