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LSNA Teams With TV show ‘Nashville’ for Home Tour

November 18, 2014 in Christmas Tour of Homes, LSNA Home Tour, What's going on by Kevin Wisniewski

NashvilleThe Lockeland Springs Neighborhood Association is teaming up with the producers of the hit television show Nashville to offer a chance at a very special home tour.
Participants in this year’s 2014 Celebration of Home tour will be eligible to register for a random drawing. One lucky winner and a guest will be treated to a private tour of the Lockeland Springs home used in the show. The winner and guest will visit the show during filming, tour the house, and be treated to lunch from the catering company on a day to be determined by the winner and the location manager.
Advance ticket purchasers can enter the drawing at The Post East, Alegria, Pied Piper, or Art and Invention at the time of purchase. If you purchase tour tickets online or buy them on the days of the tour may enter the drawing at the Lockeland Elementary School on December 6th and 7th when you pick up your tickets. No purchase is necessary but you must register to win in person during the tour hours at Lockeland Elementary School, located at 105 S. 17th St. See additional terms below.

*In order to be entered in the random drawing for a tour of the Nashville set home in Lockeland Springs, you must provide your name, email address, street address, and phone number. Incomplete entries will not be considered. All entrants must be 18 or over. One entry per person. All entries must be received by 4pm on December 7, 2014. The drawing will be held at 5:00 PM on December 7th. The winner will be notified directly and the winner will be posted on our website.

For complete information on the tour please
click here.

2014 Celebration of Home Tour Tickets cost $15 and may be purchased in advance at Alegria Gifts, Pied Piper Creamery or The Post.
Pick-up your tickets pre-purchased through PayPal on the days of the tour at Lockeland Elementary School.

LSNA 2014 Home Tour

November 11, 2014 in Christmas Tour of Homes, What's going on by Kevin Wisniewski

2013 Celebration of Home Tour Poster

On December 6th, from 5:00PM until 9:00PM, and December 7th, from 1:00PM until 5:00PM, Lockeland Springs celebrates what it means to be at home in East Nashville.

Presented by The Lockeland Springs Neighborhood Association and Andy Allen of the Village Real Estate Group, the 36th Annual Celebration of Home Tour features ten private homes plus the 100 year-old Holly St. Fire Station. Local eateries including Eastland Cafe, Lockland Table, Margot, Mad Donna’s, Woodland Wine Merchant, Fat Bottom Brewery, The Post East, and Yeast, are serving goodies to tour goers.  Other sponsors include Nashville Scene, Abode, House on Holly, Metropolis, Beth Haley Design and The Dog Spot.

Tickets are available for $15.00 at Alegria Gifts, Pied Piper Creamery, The Post, Art and Invention Gallery or Abode. Tickets may also be purchased during the tour on Dec. 6th and 7th at the Lockeland Elementary School, located at 105 S. 17th St.

For more info about the homes on this year’s tour please see the tour guide published in the Nov/Dec issue of The Fountain, or use our interactive map.

The home tour is the only fundraiser for LSNA, supporting the development of Lockeland Springs Park, neighborhood conservation initiatives and the neighborhood grant program that assists Lockeland Springs groups in completing projects that enhance our neighborhood.

We appreciate your support and look forward to seeing you!

For more information contact Elizabeth Smith at 668.7188.

*Tickets pre-purchased through PayPal will be available for pickup on the days of the tour at our will-call desk in the lobby of Lockeland Elementary School, located at 105 S. 17th St.

2014 Christmas Home Tour Dates Announced

October 9, 2014 in Christmas Tour of Homes, What's going on by Kevin Wisniewski

The 36th Annual Celebration of Home Tour in Lockeland Springs is set for the weekend of December 6th and 7th. This year’s tour will feature 10 area homes, as well as the Holly Street fire station. Tour hours will be 5p-9p on Saturday and 1p-5p on Sunday. Please mark your calendars. Check back for further details or use the link below to follow us on Twitter for the latest information.

Holly St. Fire Hall Celebrates 100 Years

October 2, 2014 in What's going on by Kevin Wisniewski

Hollystfire old100th Anniversary of Station 14

The NFD  officially recognized the longevity of Station 14 on Holly St. as an historical structure and the contribution, peace of mind, and public service its Firefighters have made to the Lockeland Springs and East Nashville communities during the past 100 years in a ceremony on Oct. 1, 2014.

In 1913, when the City of Nashville announced plans to build two new firehalls in outlying suburbs, neighbors organized the Lockeland Improvement League and petitioned to get one built in their neighborhood.

The firehall, designed in the Colonial Revival style by James Yeaman, Nashville’s first city architect, was the first built specifically for motorized vehicles and the first designed to blend into a residential neighborhood. It opened with formal ceremonies on October 1, 1914, as the:
J.B. Richardson Engine Company No. 14

Richardson was a prominent businessman who had bought the Lockeland Mansion as his country estate and when he died in 1913, the City of Nashville named the Station in his honor.

A. A. Rozetta was Chief of Fire Department when Station 14 opened and today it’s the City of Nashville’s oldest active Fire Station.

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Lockeland Springs Park Updates

October 1, 2014 in Lockeland Park, What's going on by Kevin Wisniewski

lspark3If you’ve walked through the Lockeland Springs Park lately, you are sure to have noticed the many recent beautification updates.

This past July, fifty Vanderbilt University faculty, high school students and other volunteers took part in a field work day at Lockeland Springs Park and Lockeland Design Center.

Following the lead of Dr. Chris Vanags, Associate Director, Vanderbilt Center for Science Outreach, the students cleared and mulched a new path in the park from the Woodland street entrance down to the stream bed, removed brush, worked on park interpretation and display ideas, recorded the GIS locations of many trees planted last spring, and in collaboration with Bo Daniel Parr, created new garden beds at Lockeland Design Center.

Jennifer Tlumak, Executive Director of the Urban Green Lab, spoke with the students about sustainable living and provided leadership to teams in removing invasive species. Councilman Peter Westerholm shared thoughts on community service and the future of the park.

Additionally, Antonin Kouldelka, a member of Scout Troop 3, and candidate for the Eagle Award, recently completed a new bridge over the stream that flows through Lockeland Springs Park. Scout Kouldelka led the design, approval and construction processes for this bridge. The new bridge allows access to the masonry platforms, walls and tanks which remain from the historic water bottling operations which began in Lockeland Springs more than one hundred ten years ago.

Many thanks to our community leaders, colleagues and students for this tremendous contribution to our park. We encourage you to take a stroll and see this lovely bit of history in our own backyard.lspark6 lspark5

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Presidents Corner-September 2014

October 1, 2014 in President's Corner, What's going on by Kevin Wisniewski

LSNA LogoA new dress, a new pair of shoes and a new crop of teenagers marked my first day of this brand new school year. I love the first day. I love the expectant faces and the crisp new school supplies. When my children were in school I felt torn: I, their mother, should take them for the first day, but I, the teacher, could not reconcile missing the critical first day with my students. Thus, Dad got the honor of finding the classroom and picking up the supply list and learning first the answer to the summer-long question, which teacher did we get?

Things have changed a bit since then. Instead of waiting to find out which teachers would shape our year, many parents and children await the fateful lottery day with a mixture of fear and excitement. Will my number be one of the lucky ones? The process of planning a school career (that idea in itself is foreign) has become as complicated as strategizing for battle in wartime.

When I speak to young parents in our neighborhood about school choices, I see the weight of the world resting on their shoulders. Parents are accepting the charge of tending to their children’s education with a seriousness that is new in this era of educational fear. Even though we live in a neighborhood with a good school and sidewalks to take us there, not all of our neighbors get to go. The number of spots for new students is few and the number of families in Lockeland Springs with school-age children is growing. The neighborhood that we love suddenly starts to feel less welcoming and more exclusive when it is time to send the baby off to kindergarten.

It is easy for those of us whose children have successfully navigated the system and are off in the world making their own way to dismiss this concern as unfounded and concentrate our efforts on other causes. We know, based upon our experiences, that public school is a good place for kids. It is a uniquely American system that seeks to educate ALL children, not just the few. However, in recent years, reformers have changed the game. The level of worry for parents in 2014 is much greater than “am I a bad mother because I can’t take my child to school on the first day?” The effect of legislation like No Child Left Behind and policies like Race to the Top is a new public school system that relies more heavily on standardized tests to measure the success of children, teachers, and schools than any other era in our history. Combine this with a journalistic age that has moved off the page, where time and care was taken to report the story as objectively and thoroughly as possible, and onto the internet where getting the message out first regardless of the accuracy of the message now prevails, and we have a quagmire of information that parents must sort out. This is a problem that the entire neighborhood must move to the top of our priority list. We cannot leave our young families to manage this alone, or we will become a neighborhood of old fogies and carefree hipsters as the children are moved out by frightened parents choosing the suburbs to save their kids from schools that are not perceived as good or safe. Much of our charm will go with them.

To lead us in our efforts, this fall, before the MNPS lottery applications are due, ReDiscover East will host a seminar to discuss all of the options for children in East Nashville and explain exactly how the priority zone works and where those lines are drawn. Everyone is welcome at this meeting even if you are like me and your children are well beyond the kindergarten stage. As a neighborhood, we need to support all of our public schools and help teachers and parents make each of our elementary options as attractive as Lockeland Design. Making a home here means more than renovating a house or being able to walk to the nicest restaurants in town. Making a home here also means extending the culture of East Nashville to our schools and making it possible for parents to put down deep roots that will last into their golden years.

Elizabeth Smith

President, Lockeland Springs Neighborhood Association