What's Happening by Kingfisher Creek
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.
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:
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.Rich email@example.com (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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
Bob Pitz 4th July Host Committee & neighbor 615-218-1955 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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, email@example.com.
For information on Nurseries and a List of Trees click here and download a PDF file..
Please join your neighbors and Council Member Kathleen Murphy for wine, cheese, and conversation.
Sunday January 28, 2018
***NEW LOCATION FOR 2018***
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.
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
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!
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 . . .
Saturday, June 17 is the Whitland Summer Social at the Mary Catherine Stroble Park at the end of Carden down beside Kingfisher Creek. The weather forecast is 92 degrees with a 16% chance of rain. The fun starts at 11:30 AM with food. Bring a dish if you would like to. Drinks, chicken nuggests, fruit, and bbq will be provided. Rumor has it an inflatable water slide for the kids will be setup on the roadway so bring towels.
Hope to see you there!
It was a good call to cancel our creek clean-up on April 20th. The weather was terrible!
But this Saturday, May 6th is looking much more promising and we will gather to cleanup Kingfisher Creek from 8:00 - 11:30 am at the Mary Catherine Stroble Park at the end of Carden. Please wear tough pants and shoes. We will have T-shirts, gloves and trash bags. Bring any tools that you may want to use. We will be focusing on the area between Bowling and the pedestrian bridge at Carden.
Hope to see you there!
Do your part for the neighborhood and for Earth Day by helping us clean up our lovely creek!
We will gather this Saturday, April 22 from 8:00 - 11:30 am at the Mary Catherine Stroble Park at the end of Carden. Please wear tough pants and shoes. We will have T-shirts, gloves and trash bags. Bring any tools that you may want to use. We will be focusing on the area between Bowling and the pedestrian bridge at Carden.
At 11:30 the celebration will continue with a creekside Easter egg hunt and lunch lovingly prepared by our own "WANA Bob" (Lyons), Lesley Omary and team including Pru Sherrill, Charlotte Covington, Bob Duthie, and Bob Glenn. The neighborhood association will provide smoked main entry, Chick-Fil-A nuggets, water and beer. Neighbors are asked to bring a salad, side dish or desert (emphasis on salads and side dishes). A bounce house will be provide for children. To keep it safe, please have a parent or responsible adult present and providing supervision for your kids.
We will have this Rain or Shine but will cancel if there is thunder and lightning.
Hope to see you there!
So many of us love to wander along Rolland Road to look down at our beloved stream or gaze into the water from the Carden Avenue walking bridge to see the fish who live and thrive there. But next time you’re fish-gazing there’s something new to look for: a Streamside Salamander, also known as an Ambystoma barbouri.
Can You Find One?
Back in the sixties, six populations of this salamander were spotted in the Green Hills area probably in fishless small streams with no other streams feeding into them. Sadly, the salamanders are so rare these days, they’ve become a protected species, and Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation would like to know if they still survive here. Rediscovery of this species would be an important find.
Look in Winter
A. barbouri lives hidden for much of the year, but are winter breeding. It’s only as they move towards their breeding site from mid-December to mid-March that they can be spotted. Though they’ll breed in streams that flow year-round, they are most often drawn to ephemeral streams. Think of the streambeds along the alleyway from Craighead to Leonard and along Rolland across from the Richmeade townhouses, streams that are dry in summer, but flow gently in wetter seasons.
Take Photos NOT Salamanders
You can identify these creatures by their grey and black speckles and by this photograph. If you see one, take a photo, please! And contact firstname.lastname@example.org who is a zoologist with the Tennessee Natural Heritage Program to let him know. But please do not turn stones looking for the salamanders, or disturb their delicate habitats. We want to encourage this rare friend to think of our neighborhood as his own!
The Whitland Area Neighborhood Association will host "Dumpster Day" on Saturday, October 1st. The main feature of this day are neighborhood-wide yard sales from 8:00am to 1:00pm.
We make this easy for you by providing the following:
- Advertising the sales
- Posting signs that direct shoppers into the neighborhood
- Marking your sale with balloons at the curb
- Providing maps to help shoppers locate all of the sales
All you need to do is empty out those closets/attics/basements, price your items, set them out by 8:00am on Saturday, October 1st and sell, sell, sell!
To register your sale, please send an email to Bob Glenn at email@example.com so your sale will be included on our neighborhood map of the sales so shoppers can find you!
The 2017 WANA updated Directory is available to residents for down-loading from this Website. Check the "Directory" tab