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.

Tuesday, 06 May 2014

It's time for Movies in the Dark!

When:  May 17th

What:  First Feature:  Frozen  7:15 PM
           Second Feature:  Skyfall  9:00 PM

We are thinking about getting a food truck for the event. Please RSVP at the link below if you are able to attend and would be interested in purchasing food from a food truck.



Posted on 05/06/2014 8:40 PM by Bob Duthie
Wednesday, 02 April 2014

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

Please join us for the 4th Annual Whitland Neighborhood Easter Egg Hunt to be held on Easter Day, April 20th from 3-5:00! There will be something for everyone, including egg hunts for children of all ages, an inflatable bounce house and obstacle course, light refreshments, and the ever-popular Easter Kegg!

We need volunteers to donate filled eggs for the hunts. These may be filled with candy or toys/trinkets, but please make sure that the candy is packaged and try to avoid choking hazards. We have leftover plastic eggs from last year -- if you are interested in recycling some of these eggs, please contact Melanie Block at mmblock@comcast.net or 615-491-9087 to receive your bag of eggs. Delivery and pick-up service is available!

We will also need volunteers to hide the eggs and to assist with setting-up prior to the festivities, and to assist with cleaning up afterwards.

If you would like to participate in this fun-filled afternoon, please RSVP and sign up to help make this a wonderful event using this link below.


We hope you can join us!

Posted on 04/02/2014 8:42 PM by Bob Duthie
Tuesday, 18 March 2014

The Richland Creek Watershed Alliance will manage a neighborhood tree and shrub planting event on the bank of Kingfisher Creek on Saturday, March 29, at 9:00am.  Native species of trees and shrubs will be provided by the Tennessee Department of Forestry, with funding from RCWA and the Dan and Margaret Maddox Charitable Fund.  Please volunteer to help if you can.  Wear sturdy shoes or boots, bring a shovel and gloves.  Coffee and refreshments will be provided. Volunteers will meet at the footbridge at the end of Carden.

RAIN DATE: Sunday, March 30th at 10:00 AM

We look forward to seeing you on Saturday!!

Posted on 03/18/2014 8:44 PM by Bob Duthie
Tuesday, 17 September 2013

Affectionately known as Dumpster Day, the Whitland Area Neighborhood Association will host a collection of yard sales on Saturday, September 21, starting at 8am.  If you would like to conduct a yard sale at your house that day, please register your sale by emailing me at rmichael@healthcarerealty.com.

The neighborhood association makes it so easy, you can hardly resist.  Services provided by your friendly neighbors include

  • Advertising the sales
  • Posting signs that direct shoppers into the neighborhood
  • Marking your sale with balloons at the curb
  • Providing a map of all the sales

Denise Hawkins and Frank Smith have kindly arranged for the Goodwill truck and dumpsters to be here as usual, so clean out your closets.  If you plan to have a sale on September 21, please register by Revell Michael at the email address provided above.

Posted on 09/17/2013 8:47 PM by Bob Duthie
Tuesday, 17 September 2013
Posted on 09/17/2013 8:46 PM by Bob Duthie
Thursday, 05 September 2013

Join us on Thursday, September 12th at 6:30 PM at Blakemore United Methodist Church (corner of Blakemore and West End) for an informational meeting on the AMP.

The Transit Alliance's Ed Cole and StopAMP's Malcolm Getz will make presentations followed by questions and answers.

Questions will be taken in writing and can be submitted in advance to me via email or brought to the meeting or written up on site.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Posted on 09/05/2013 8:49 PM by Bob Duthie
Wednesday, 04 September 2013

What: Come join us on Saturday, September 7th for Movies in the Dark.

Where: Located at the end of Carden.

When: 6:30 - MegaMind  8:30 The Avengers

Bring lawn chairs and blankets, glow in the dark bracelets, and whatever food that will make you and your kids happy!!

Please invite your friends and family!

Thanks to Denise Hawkins and Bob Lyons!

Posted on 09/04/2013 8:51 PM by Bob Duthie
Friday, 05 July 2013

Click photo for SLIDESHOW 

A TRIBUTE by David J. Wasserstein

O say can you see by the dawn's early light

What descended on Whitland all through the night?

It was coming along to the fourth of July,

And the spirits of all the citizens were high!

Another year and another day of celebration

To feast the independence of our nation.

The summer was in highest gear

For here was yet another year.

The weather too was playing its part

And entering fast into each one's heart.

The heat was lower than we could remember

It was not of July but rather November.

Humidity was there almost none

Despite the fierceness of the sun.

The preparations had all been made

A feast was made and also a parade.

They called the mayor - he said he would come

The band, the children too in sum

All Whitland every girl and boy

Made plans to feel enormous joy.

We went to bed on Wednesday the Third

The weather forecast none had heard.

But when we awoke on our sacred day

We thought we were going to have to pray

For during the night with all its might

Rain poured down and created a plight.

All was wet, few dared go out

To face the rain and sing and shout

To hail the day and dance along

To join our hands in feast and song.

We walked along our long straight street

With dampened heads and soaking feet,

And saw the folks of our festive Committee

And all we could feel inside was pity,

For they had worked for months on end

In order a message to all to send.

Yet for now the rain put a damper on all

All was washed out, we felt a pall.

But say, what comes but a mail from Denise!

We read it in fear, but we feel a release

The feast will go on! Rain cannot diminish us.

The feast will go on! The day is too serious.

A hurray along Whitland for all who so gave

O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave.

Photos by Bob Duthie

Posted on 07/05/2013 8:52 PM by Bob Duthie
Tuesday, 25 June 2013
Posted on 06/25/2013 8:57 PM by Bob Duthie
Wednesday, 31 October 2012

The Halloween party is held annually on or about October 31st at the park beside Kingfisher Creek at the bottom of Carden Ave. There is food, drinks, and contests for the best costumes. It's fun for all ages.

Posted on 10/31/2012 8:59 PM by Bob Duthie
Wednesday, 08 August 2012

Mavis Duthie captured this photo of a red tail hawk on the back porch of her home on Carden Ave.

Posted on 08/08/2012 9:02 PM by Bob Duthie
Wednesday, 04 July 2012

This is by far the biggest event each year attended by 1,000s. At the 2012 event when this panoramic photo was taken, Senator Bob Corker was one of the speakers. Following a concert and a few speaches a massive 6 lane pot luck lunch is held. As if that wasn't enough the best hot dogs you have ever eaten are served at a barbeque managed by Whitland Residents. The event has been held for over 20 years.  Click here for a video of the reading of the Declaration of Independance.

Posted on 07/04/2012 9:04 PM by Bob Duthie
Sunday, 26 September 2010

It was September 25-26, 2010 that our most recent Whitland Neighborhood Home Tour was held. An entire website was developed for this event which has been retired and no longer available.

The following is the content from the page which appeared on this website and is preserved here for future Home Tour committees.

This year's sixth annual home tour promises to be even better than ever with several locations being readied for tours. The Whitland neighborhood, located directly south of West End Avenue between Bowling and Wilson Avenues, is once again inviting the public to walk its tree-lined streets and tour several homes and the always a hit - - Fire Hall #17.

The Whitland neighborhood was once part of the Peach Blossom plantation, which became known as Whitland Farms in the late 1800s. Part of the land was subdivided and the neighborhood was created in the early 20th Century. Adding to the rich historical presence of the neighborhood is the former burial site of Charles Dickinson, son-in-law to Capt Joseph Erwin (original Peach Blossom builder & owner), who was killed in 1806 by Andrew Jackson in a duel. His remains were re-interred in the Nashville City Cemetery in June 2010.

The neighborhood was also once home to entertainers Dinah Shore and Dawn Wells, who played Mary Ann in the popular sitcom "Gilligan's Island," as well as a host of other well-known figures such as senators, mayors, poets, entertainers and sports figures.

"There has been extensive renovation to many of the homes in the neighborhood in recent years, and the character and charm of the neighborhood has actually been preserved and enhanced by these renovations," stated Amy Dennison, co-chair of Whitland's home tour committee. "Our neighborhood is excited to open its homes to Nashville." The wide, tree-lined boulevard of Whitland Avenue and its quiet, family-friendly side streets boast an architectural diversity that ranges from stately mansions to comfortable bungalows. Touring the neighborhood is reminiscent of a time when trolley cars were the primary means of commuting to downtown Nashville. A bus will provide free transportation throughout the neighborhood during the tour.

Children with parental supervision are also welcome to play at the playground of Blakemore Children's Center, located in the neighborhood. A Patrons' Party will be held on Friday, September 24th to kick-off the event. Home tour admission and tickets can be purchased at any of the open homes on the days of the tour for $15 or 2 for $25. Tickets for children under 12 are $8. Advance home tour tickets can also be purchased at a discounted price of $12 each through September 24th at Davis Kidd Booksellers, 2121 Greenhill Village Drive at the Green Hills Mall and at the Harris Teeter located in Belle Meade Theatre Building.

Please refer to http://www.whitlandhometour.org/ for the most up to date information about the 2010 Home Tour!

Posted on 09/26/2010 9:07 PM by Bob Duthie
Tuesday, 02 March 2010


The linked document is the Memorandum of Understanding offered by MBA to our neighborhood as a commitment following our conversations since last fall. Many of you have been part of those conversations. This document has been executed by MBA and, after review by the Whitland Area Neighborhood Association Steering Committee, if approved, will be executed by our President. This document applies only to our neighborhood association. The people along Kippalong have a separate document.

Please review the document and send any comments to Chad Greer at chadgreer@comcast.net. Please copy me as well so I can work to resolve issues that arise. My e-mail is cyril.stewart@vanderbilt.edu.

The bill to allow MBA to go forward with the closure of Brighton has been introduced and is scheduled to be heard in second reading at the Metro Council on March 16th. Note that this is not a public hearing so Councilman Holleman would like to hear from us, and hopefully have the Memorandum of Understanding executed before then.

Thanks so much to our Councilman and all our neighbors who have labored to make this project beneficial to the neighborhoods as well as to MBA!


Posted on 03/02/2010 9:09 PM by Bob Duthie
Thursday, 08 October 2009

Click Photo for SLIDESHOW

Posted on 10/08/2009 9:15 PM by Bob Duthie
Saturday, 01 November 2008

Thank you Weaver Family for hosting a fabulous party this year! Thank you Patron's!

Click photo for SLIDESHOW

Posted on 11/01/2008 9:18 PM by Bob Duthie
Tuesday, 13 May 2008

Good neighbor Karen Tabor took these great pictures of the Eastern Screech owl who returned to Whitland - - same tree - - to raise her two little ones. Thank you Karen!


Posted on 05/13/2008 9:19 PM by Bob Duthie
Sunday, 11 November 2007

Neighbors gathered together on a Sunday afternoon in October to enjoy some great chili and cornbread and witness the dedication of the first granite bench installed in the neighborhood by the Whitland Area Neighborhood Association.

The association chose to honor Pat & Dan Burton for their longstanding support of our neighborhood and for their generosity and hard work, particularly when the community is welcomed with open arms each year at the 4th of July on Whitland celebration.

The granite bench is inscribed and the Burtons were grateful and honored by this gift. Enjoy a few pictures from the lovely day in October!

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Posted on 11/11/2007 9:23 PM by Bob Duthie
Thursday, 04 October 2007

The 2007 Whitland Home Tour was a true success - - we were blessed with glorious weather, lots of happy visitors and smiling volunteers. We should all be very proud! A lemonade stand, capably manned by several neighborhood children even added to the bottom line this year. These generous kids donated a portion of their earnings to the Whitland Home Tour which ultimately benefits Habitat for Humanity by our gift of 10% of our overall total proceeds. That's the true spirit of Whitland - - opening our hearts & homes, giving, sharing and having a great time doing it! Thank you everyone for all the hard work! Enjoy a few photos from the weekend!



Posted on 10/04/2007 9:34 PM by Bob Duthie
Wednesday, 15 August 2007

We were officially notified today by E. Patrick McIntyre, Jr. , Executive Director and State Historic Preservation Officer for the State of Tennessee that a portion of the Whitland Area Neighborhood has been listed on the NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES effective July 24, 2007.

The application for a portion of the Whitland Area Neighborhood being considered for listing in the National Register of Historic Places went before the State Review Board on May 16, 2007 at 9:00 a.m. at the State Historic Preservation Offices on Lebanon Road. The Review Board unanimously approved our submitted application and it will now be submitted to the Keeper of the Register for listing. If you would like to read the 74 page application submitted for the Whitland Area, please click here.  It contains the 1910 plan and  descriptions of every historic home in the area. Also, to learn more about the National Register of Historic Places please go to their website: www.cr.nps.gov/nr

Posted on 08/15/2007 9:49 PM by Bob Duthie


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