Saturday, August 30, 2008

"Smoky Mtn Reins" Show is coming to Murfreesboro




To reserve stalls, camper hook-ups, and warm-ups please contact Barbara Brookshire at 423.538.4457 or e-mail her directly at brookshire@wireco.net . Stalls are $35/night, with a 2-night minimum. Stall price includes 2 bags of bedding. Grounds fee (no stall) is $10/day, office fee of $10 applies per horse.

Entries for the first class each day close when the office closes the evening prior. The office will close at 9pm on Thursday evening... additional closing times will be announced throughout the weekend. If you cannot make it into the office by the closing of the class, please call the show secretary in advance at 770.378.2959 (Katy).

Visit the Tennessee Reining Horse Association website for more information.

Friday, August 29, 2008

1,000 Bikes at the Democratic and Republican National Conventions



What
Through a unique partnership between Humana, a Fortune 100 health benefits company, and Bikes Belong, a nonprofit biking advocacy group, the Freewheelin bike sharing experience will be in Denver and the Twin Cities during the conventions. Each host city will be outfitted with 1,000 bikes for free use during the convention week.
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Learn more at Freewheelin.

Watch the team work at the conventions HERE.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Belmont University and Vanderbilt University Partner with Zipcar to Bring Car Sharing to Nashville



Belmont University and Vanderbilt University today announced their partnership with Zipcar, the world's largest provider of cars on demand by the hour or day, to provide Zipcars on campus to university faculty, staff, and students as an environmentally friendly alternative to the costs and hassles of keeping a car on campus. The partnership marks Zipcar's entry into Nashville, bringing it to more than 50 cities, including operations in London, England and 27 North American states and provinces.



Beginning today, a total of seven self-service Zipcars -- five at Vanderbilt and two at Belmont -- will be available for use 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The cars will be available to all staff and students aged 18+, with gas, maintenance, insurance and reserved parking included in low hourly and daily rates. Zipcar was selected as the Universities' car sharing partner based on its superior technology and operations, membership experience and track record of providing peer universities with a proven, cost effective, and environmentally-friendly transportation solution.

"At Vanderbilt, we are aware of the impact our students transportation choices have on our campus, the Nashville community, and the environment as a whole," said Lance Hale, manager of Vanderbilt's Office of Traffic & Parking. "By bringing car sharing to our campus, we can encourage students to leave their personally owned vehicles at home during the school year, while teaching them to make sustainable transportation choices that we hope will extend beyond their college years."

Read the entire article in the Wall Street Jounals Market Watch.

Bullet train may link Nashville and Atlanta



Tennessee and Georgia transportation officials are discussing the feasibility of constructing a bullet train linking Nashville and Atlanta.

The train would use magnets to propel the train up to speeds of 310 mph.

According to a feasibility study, the Nashville to Chattanooga leg can be constructed for $5 billion.

The route would run along Interstate 24 and have stations in both downtowns, the cities' airports and in Murfreesboro.

Both legs from Nashville to Chattanooga to Atlanta would take an estimated 10 years to build.



Visit WSMV for more news from around Nashville.

Nashville Restaurant Health Scores Aug 27-Sep 2


HIGH SCORES:

Whitt’s BBQ
3621 Nolensville Road
Date Inspected: 08-20-08
Score: 93

KFC
290 Hicks Road
Date Inspected: 8-21-08
Score: 93

Deli Burrito
5324 Mt. View Road
Date Inspected: 8-19-08
Score: 92

Bombay Garden
4858 Nolensville Road
Date Inspected: 8-19-08
Score: 89

Midtown Café
102 19th Avenue South
Date Inspected: 8-20-08
Score: 89

Domino’s Pizza
539 Paragon Mills
Date Inspected: 8-20-08
Score: 89

LOW SCORES:

No low scores for this week.

UPDATES:

Yanni’s Grecian Garden
600 West Iris Drive
Passed Reinspection

Zoe’s Kitchen
4015 Hillsboro Road
Passed Reinspection

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Upcoming Horse Shows at Miller Coliseum in Murfreesboro, Tn



August 2008

Aug. 30-31
TN Cowboy Mounted Shooting South Central Regional Championship
Free admission
Visit the TNCMSA website for details.

September 2008

Sept. 2
Elk River Cowboy Mounted Shooting
Free admission
Contact Rob Williams (931) 433-0311 or email:robdeb@vallnet.com for more information.

Sept. 3-7
Eastern CMSA Championship Time: 8 a.m.
Free admission
Visit the CMSA website for details.

Sept. 9
State FFA Horse Judging Contest
Contact Steven Gass 615-532-2847 for details

Sept. 19-21
Music City Arabain Horse Show
Time: tba
Free admission
Visit the MTAHA website for details.

Sept. 25-27
International Grand Championship Performance Walking Horse Show
Time: tba
Visit the WHOA website for more information.

Sept. 29-Oct 4
NWHA National Championship Show
Free admission
Visit the NWHA website for more information and to purchase tickets.

Find more info at the Miller Coliseum Schedule

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Nashville Restaurant Health Scores August 20-26


HIGH SCORES:

Taco Bell
7659 Hwy 70 South
Date Inspected: 08-13-08
Score: 95

Waffle House
616 Old Hickory Blvd
Date Inspected: 8-12-08
Score: 90

Zola
3001 West End Avenue
Date Inspected: 8-11-08
Score: 88

LOW SCORES:

Yanni’s Grecian Garden
600 West Iris Drive
Date Inspected: 8-13-08
Score: 49
Major Violations:
· Chicken, pork tenderloin, gyro meat, lamb and beef are all out of temperature in the reach-in cooler
· Roaches crawling on reach-in cooler
· Storing raw meats, fish, beer bottles, eggs, milk and containers of yogurt in ice well and inside ice machine – ice is used for drinks

Zoe’s Kitchen
4015 Hillsboro Road
Date Inspected: 8-12-08
Score: 59
Major Violations:
· Hand-sinks are not accessible to employees because there are two big bowls in the sink
· Cooked chicken inside burrito wrap out of temperature under grill

UPDATES:

Opryland Cascades Restaurant
2800 Opryland Drive
Passed Reinspection

Music Row Café & Catering
99 Spring Street
Passed Reinspection

China Star
630 S. Gallatin Road
Passed Reinspection

China Spring
3946 Clarksville Hwy
Passed Reinspection

Dalton’s Grill:
7061 Hwy 70 South
Passed Reinspection

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Doggie Bag by Smokey: Noshville

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Doggie Bag by Smokey: Sonic ice cream

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She gave it a big slurp of the tongue and a wag of the tail. Perfect on a hot summer day.

3rd & Lindsley calendar; August 17-23



Sunday, August 17
Trey Lockerbie – 7:00 pm
Ernie Halter w/ Perrin Lamb – 8:00 pm

Monday, August 18
John Pierce – 6:00 pm
Cora Keller – 7:30 pm
MySpace Monday – 9:00 pm
The Ramblers, Aaron Wright, and Patrick Collum

Tuesday, August 19
"Live Animals"
Greg Foresman, Lou Toomey, Chuck Fields, Paul Chapman, Kevin Adams 7:00 pm
The Players
Brent Mason, Michael Rhodes, John Hobbs, Eddie Bayers, Paul Franklin 9:30 pm

WednesdayAugust 20
Jamie Lee Thurston 7:00 pm
The Wooten Brothers 9:30 pm

ThursdayAugust 21
RAINN Benefit
Will Kimbrough, Garrison Starr, Koby Lenker, Jim Bianco and Special Guests 7:00 pm

FridayAugust 22
RAINN Benefit 7:00 pm
John Paul White, Megan McCormick, Matthew Mayfield and Special Guests"Too Hot For The Boro" End of Summer JamThe Homegrown Band, Penguin, special guests 10:00 pm

SaturdayAugust 23
Trivia For the Children Benefiting The Nashville Childrens Alliance 2:00 pm
Steff Mahan 7:00 pm
Soul Cages "The Music of Sting and The Police" 10:00 pm

Friday, August 15, 2008

Nashville Restaurant Health Scores; August 13-19


HIGH SCORES:

Burger King
2104 North Gallatin Road
Date Inspected: 08-07-08
Score: 96

Domino’s
5631 Charlotte Pike
Date Inspected: 8-04-08
Score: 95

Minami Japanese Restaurant
6688 Nolensville Road
Date Inspected: 8-06-08
Score: 92

Jack in the Box
581 Murfreesboro Road
Date Inspected: 8-08-08
Score: 92

LOW SCORES:

Opryland Cascades Restaurant
2800 Opryland Drive
Date Inspected: 8-04-08
Score: 48
Major Violations:
· Sweet and roasted potatoes out of temperature
· Turkey @ 46º sitting in pan of ice
· Shrimp @ 47º on prep cooler
· Fruit flies present by server station
· Flies in storage room

Music Row Café & Catering
99 Spring Street
Date Inspected: 8-04-08
Score: 55
Major Violations:
· Roaches crawling on prep table
· Raw steak inside walk-in cooler is out of temperature
· Hamburger meat is out of temperature in walk-in cooler
· Roaches everywhere

China Star
630 S. Gallatin Road
Date Inspected: 8-05-08
Score: 55
Major Violations:
· Raw beef and raw chicken are out of temperature on prep cooler
· Salmon sitting on top of oven is out of temperature
· Shrimp inside of walk-in cooler is out of temperature

China Spring
3946 Clarksville Hwy
Date Inspected: 8-08-08
Score: 55
Major Violations:
· Chicken and shrimp out of temperature on drain-board near triple sink
· Egg rolls on prep table are out of temperature
· 15lbs of general chicken embargoed for being out of temperature

Dalton’s Grill
7061 Hwy 70 South
Date Inspected: 8-05-08
Score: 56
Major Violations:
· Employees not able to use handsink because there are boxes of food and other stuff blocking access
· Potato salad on top of two door prep cooler is out of temperature
· Raw chicken in tub, inside two door prep cooler, is out of temperature.

UPDATES:

Waffle House
707 Stewarts Ferry Pike
Passed Reinspection

Chile Burrito
162 4th Avenue North
Passed Reinspection

Chat's with Dr. Chad episode 2

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Chat's with Dr. Chad (Episode 1)

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Monday, August 11, 2008

3rd & Lindsley calendar August 11-16


Monday
August 11
Chelsea Fields – 6:00 pm
Joe Purdy, Low Stars, Meiko, and Jay Nash – 9:00 pm
Tuesday
August 12
Nick Riggins and The Red River Playboys w/ Hunter Nash – 6:00 pm
The Players
Brent Mason, Michael Rhodes, John Hobbs,
Paul Franklin, Eddie Bayers – 9:30 pm
Wednesday
August 13
Josh Thompson – 6:00 pm
James Dunn – 8:00 pm
The Wooten Brothers – 9:30 pm
Thursday
August 14
The Wrights – 7:00 pm
Hightide Blues w/ Ben Deignan – 9:30 pm
Friday
August 15
Flatrock Revival opens – 8:00 pm
Kentucky Thunder
Vickie Carrico, Sheila Lawrence, Etta Britt, and Jonell Mosser – 9:30 pm
Saturday
August 16
The Midnight Riders
Allman Brothers Revue – 7:00 pm
Bekka Bramlett – 10:00 pm

Station Inn calendar August 11-16



August 11
The Time Jumpers, (Country & Western Swing music), $10

August 12
The Doyle And Debbie Show, 7 PM, $20
Mashville Brigade, 9:30 PM, $8

August 13
RedneckYacht Club w/Thom Shepherd & Steve Williams, $10

August 14
Tennessee Ramblers, $8

August 15
Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice, 9pm, $10

August 16
Kati Penn Band, $10

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Bluebird cafe calendar- August 10-16



August 10
6:30
Sunday Spotlight Delicious Blues Stew, no cover
8:00 Writers Night with special guest Paul Jefferson, no cover

August 11
6:00 Open Mic hosted by Barbara Cloyd, no cover
9:30 Mike Henderson Band with Willie Domann and Kevin McKendree, $7.00

August 12
6:00
In The Round Pam Belford, Barbara Cloyd, Chas Sanford, Kirsti Manna, Lorna Flowers, Rivers Rutherford, Dave Berg, Liz Rose, Chris Wallin, Arlos Smith and friends $30.00
– A Benefit for Gilda’s Club
9:00 In The Round with Rivers Rutherford, Liz Rose, Dave Berg, Thom Shepherd, Walt Aldridge, Brian White, Kacey Jones, Benita Hill, Chris Wallin, Jason Matthews and friends, $30.00
– A Benefit for Gilda’s Club

August 13
6:00
In The Round with Jarrod Doucet, Bill DiLuigi, Karin Paparelli and Melissa Bollea, no cover
9:00 In The Round with Tom Douglas, Marcus Hummon, Casey Beathard and Leslie Satcher, $10.00

August 14
6:00
In The Row with Larissa Bovetti, Kelly Archer, Jamie Prosser and Craig Monday, no cover
9:00 An Evening with Chuck Cannon and Tom Bukovac, $10.00

August 15
6:30 In The Round with Steve Leslie, Craig Waller, Michelle René and friend, no cover
9:30 In The Round with Travis Meadows, David Lee, Luke Laird and Ed Hill, $10.00

August 16
6:30 PanCan Awareness Night In The Row with Casey Kessel, Danielle Peck, Emily West, Kent Blazy, Christy Hoskins and friends, no cover
9:30 Russ Mason Opens for An Evening with Mark Germino, $12.00

Saturday, August 09, 2008

Free imaginary "flights" from JetBlue



Step up for JetBlue Airways Corp's trial of bag check and security systems at its new John F. Kennedy International Airport terminal, which is set to open in September.

New York-based JetBlue is looking for 1,000 of its frequent flyers to show up at JFK on August 23 to check bags given to them by the airline, go through security and wait at the assigned gate for their imaginary "flight."

In return, the airline is promising unspecified "giveaways," free parking and lunch.

Friday, August 08, 2008

Two drunk ladies and a security guard

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Nashvlle Restaurant Scores August 6-12



HIGH SCORES:

The Pie Wagon
1302 Division Street
Date Inspected: 07-31-08
Score: 93

Papa John's
222 Thompson Lane
Date Inspected: 8-01-08
Score: 91

Whitt's BBQ
114 Old Hickory Blvd
Date Inspected: 7-28-08
Score: 91

Pronto Pizza
3701 Nolensville Road
Date Inspected: 7-29-08
Score: 91

Loew's Vanderbilt Plaza Grill
2100 West End Avenue
Date Inspected: 7-28-08
Score: 91

Carol Ann's Kitchen
407 Murfreesboro Road
Date Inspected: 7-31-08
Score: 90

LOW SCORES:

Waffle House
707 Stewarts Ferry Pike
Date Inspected: 7-28-08
Score: 59
Major Violations:

  • Many flies present in the store
  • Hamburger and chicken in drawer-cooler by grill at 51º and 49º, respectively, must be 41 or below
  • Half smoked cigarette on the floor by hand-sink in back kitchen area

Chile Burrito
162 4th Avenue North
Date Inspected: 7-30-08
Score: 59
Major Violations:

  • Cooked chicken on hot line at 122.9º (embargoed 3lbs)
  • Fruit flies on mat under three compartment sink
  • Live roach on floor in mop sink

UPDATES:

Bourbon Street Café
5252 Hickory Hollow Mall
Passed Reinspection

Sakura Japanese Restaurant
3451 Lebanon Road
Passed Reinspection

Blue Sky Buffet
900 Conference Drive
Passed Reinspection

Mexican City Grill
1000 Rivergate Pkwy
Passed Reinspection

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Free Admission at the Frist Center for Visual Arts



FREE Admission for everyone and other great deals!

Thursday, August 7, 10:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m.
The Tennessean's Ms. Cheap's gives us all great advice on how to pinch our pennies. We want to celebrate great deals with a Ms. Cheap Appreciation Day at the Frist. Join us on August 7 and meet Ms. Cheap in person and take advantage of FREE admission and other great deals:
  • FREE admission to the Frist all day
  • Ms. Cheap will be at the Frist from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., and will be available in the auditorium to talk about how to stay cheap and answer visitors' questions.
  • Enjoy a Ms. Cheap lunch special in the Frist Center Cafe: Grilled chicken breast with a black bean and pineapple salsa and chipotle mashed potatoes, all for $5 (drink not included).
  • 25% discounts on all posters, earrings and tote bags in the Frist Center Gift Shop
  • $5 off Frist Center Memberships
  • FREE music in the lobby from 6:00–8:00 p.m.

Joe Shaw will be at the Farmer's Market again



Learn more at the Farmers Market website.

3rd & Lindsley calendar August 6-9



August 6
George Ducas w/ Chuck Thomas – 6:30 pm
The Wooten Brothers – 9:30 pm

August 7
Livin The Music Benefit for the Lili Claire Foundation – 6:00 pm
Shelly Fairchild and The People w/ Laurianne Cates, fORMER, Andrew Adkins, Mercy Stevens, Steve Goodie, Wendy Newcomer, Kendall Morgan, Melissa Bollea, Garry Jackson, Kimberly King, Joel Alan Lehman, Steve Haggard, Josh Preston, RawKin Band, Maureen Murphey, Jennifer Kober, and Special Guests

August 8
Jonell Mosser – 7:00 pm
Tom Hambridge and The Rattlesnakes – 10:00 pm

August 9
Pat Buchanan – 7:00 pm
Joe Firstman, Patrick Davis, Tony Lucca, and Brian Wright – 10:00 pm

Station Inn calendar August 6-9



August 6
Off The Wagon
$5

August 7
Chatham County Line
$10

August 8
Shawn Camp, Mike Bub & Friends
$12

August 9
Nashville Bluegrass Band
$10

Bluebird Cafe calendar August 6-9



August 6
6:00
ASCAP Presents: In The Row with Alyssa Bonagura, Deanna Johnston, Shawn Rorie and Rick Orozco
no cover

9:00
An Evening with Joe Croker
$10.00

August 7
6:00

In The Row with Gary Gullbergh, Chip Martin, Ray Sisk and Susan Shann
no cover

9:00
An Evening with the Buddy Mondlock Trio with Mike Lindauer and Don Henry
$8.00

August 8
6:30

A "Chicks With Picks" Special Event In The Round with Roxie Randle, Sabrina, Kimber Cleveland and Lori Rowton
no cover

9:30
In The Round with Maia Sharp, Randy Sharp, Don Henry and Craig Carothers
$10.00

August 9
6:30

In The Round with Jim Parker, Brandy Clark, Casey Kessel and Walt Aldridge
no cover

9:30
In The Round with Danny Flowers, Gordon Kennedy, Bill Lloyd and Austin Cunningham
$10.00

Sunday, August 03, 2008