Street Artist And Local Nonprofits Use Public Art To Encourage Interaction With Nashville’s Waterways

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Internationally renowned street artist Beau Stanton will come to Nashville this October to launch a new campaign for stream stewardship: Rivive! Nashville. Stanton will paint Nashville’s next large outdoor mural, orchestrated by the Nashville Walls Project. The mural will be painted at Fifth Avenue North and Commerce Street in downtown Nashville, just steps away from the Ryman Auditorium, and takes inspiration from local waters and their importance to life, health and recreation. “We want to remind Nashvillians that the city thrives because of the river,” said Mekayle Houghton, executive director of the Cumberland River Compact and a Nashville Waterways Consortium … Read More

Mayor Megan Barry Extends Her Food-Saver Challenge to Include Food Retailers

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Oct. 6, 2017) – As part of Mayor Megan Barry’s Livable Nashville sustainability effort, a new challenge for local grocers and other food retailers was announced today to reduce the amount of organic waste sent to landfill by increasing donations to people in need, along with other strategies offered through the Mayor’s Food-Saver Challenge for Retailers. Representatives from the Mayor’s Office, Metro Public Works, Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee, and the Nashville Food Waste Initiative announced the Challenge this morning at the Rosa Parks Kroger. Through the Mayor’s Challenge, participating stores are asked to maximize their … Read More

Cumberland Consulting Group Named One of the Nation’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies for the Ninth Straight Year

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Aug. 16, 2017) – Cumberland Consulting Group, a leading healthcare advisory, implementation and outsourcing services firm, announced today it has been named to the Inc. 5000 list of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies for the ninth consecutive year. The firm is ranked 3,237 on the 2017 list. This is the company’s ninth year on the acclaimed list. Of the tens of thousands of companies that have applied to the Inc. 5000 over the past 36 years, only a fraction have made the list more than once, and a mere half percent have made the list nine times, according … Read More

Renowned Magician Returns To Opry Mills: Mario The Magician To Perform With 13-year-old Local Magician To Enchant Families Aug. 5

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Mario the Maker Magician, veteran of the New York City family entertainment circuit and award-winning maker and vaudevillian, will bring his magic experience to Opry Mills on Saturday, Aug. 5, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. as part of his “Get Lost and Find Yourself” tour. He will also be joined by Yohannes “Yo Yo Magic” Aguayo, a 13-year-old magician from Franklin, Tenn. Yohannes performs at various events in the Franklin and Nashville communities, including street shows and birthday parties. Mario has performed to full houses at iconic venues such as Brooklyn Bowl, the Domain in Austin, the Bell House … Read More

TriStar Centennial Medical Center To Open New Pediatric Emergency Room

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The Children’s Hospital at TriStar Centennial is celebrating the grand opening of its new pediatric emergency room with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Wednesday, July 19, at 4:30 p.m. Experts in pediatric emergencies will provide enhanced, around-the-clock care at this new facility, which officially opens its doors to patients on Monday, July 24. “As an ER doctor and as a mom, I know how important it is to have access to fast and convenient child-specific emergency care,” said Dr. Sheila McMorrow, pediatric ER medical director at The Children’s Hospital at TriStar Centennial. “Children have unique medical needs and the opening of our … Read More

Four Community Leaders To Be Inducted Into Public Schools Hall Of Fame

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Juvenile Court Judge Sheila Calloway will receive the Nelson C. Andrews Distinguished Service Award at the Nashville Public Education Foundation’s 13th annual Public Schools Hall of Fame luncheon on Wednesday, Oct. 4, at 11 a.m. Joey Hatch, Valerie Malyvanh Jansen, M.D., Ph.D., and Janet Miller, all prominent graduates of Metro Nashville Public Schools, will be inducted into the Public Schools Hall of Fame as Distinguished Alumni Award recipients. The event, which has become one of the city’s top annual events celebrating public schools, will be held at the Omni Nashville Hotel. The purpose of the event is to raise funds … Read More

Community Leaders Turn Out In Force To Support Public Schools

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Mayor Megan Barry, Director of Schools Dr. Shawn Joseph and other community leaders are coming together to host the Nashville Public Education Foundation’s (NPEF) 13th annual Public Schools Hall of Fame on Wednesday, Oct. 4, at 11 a.m. at the Omni Nashville Hotel. The members of the host committee represent diverse backgrounds and industries, but share a passion for improving public education in Nashville. “I’m honored to join this exceptional group of community leaders uniting the city around our public schools,” said Mayor Barry. “The NPEF’s Public Schools Hall of Fame is a great opportunity to recognize those who are … Read More

Mayor’s Office, Nashville Public Education Foundation Open 2017-2018 Applications For Parent, Teacher Cabinets

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Mayor Megan Barry and the Nashville Public Education Foundation (NPEF) announced today that applications are now being accepted for the 2017–2018 Parent and Teacher cabinets. These cabinets were created in 2016 to elevate the voices of parents and teachers on key education topics in Metro Nashville Public Schools. “We are thrilled to welcome the second class of Parent Cabinet and Teacher Cabinet members,” said Shannon Hunt, NPEF president and CEO. “These groups of individuals will help ensure that we are consistently engaged with community leaders and can provide authentic feedback to anchor the Foundation’s and the city’s efforts to improve … Read More

Junior Achievement Of Middle Tennessee Undergoing Massive Renovations Thanks to Generous Donation

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Junior Achievement of Middle Tennessee (JA) recently received a $500,000 donation from JA board member and Nashville businesswoman Pam Wright. The donation will go toward renovating JA BizTown, a fully simulated, hands-on “city” that helps educate students on entrepreneurship. JA BizTown serves children in fourth through sixth grades, and allows them to delve into personal finances. They learn to write a check, make a deposit, use a debit card and more. Each child attending JA BizTown has a “job” during his or her visit. The program helps students connect the dots between what they learn in school and the real … Read More

Champs Sports, Asics, And New Balance Join Roster Of Fitness Retailers At Opry Mills

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 8, 2017) – Opry Mills has added three new fitness apparel retailers to its store offerings: Champs Sports, Asics and New Balance Factory Store. Champs Sports, a member of the Foot Locker, Inc., family, is the most recent opening at Opry Mills. Champs is one of the largest mall-based retailers specializing in athletic footwear and apparel in North America. Asics, an international brand focusing on high-performance athletic footwear and apparel, opened in April. This location marks the only official Asics store in the Nashville area. New Balance, a Boston, Mass.-based athletic retailer, is a global leader in … Read More