The Tennessean from Nashville, Tennessee on April 27, 2011 · V11
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THE TENNESSEAN FRANKLIN REVIEW APPEAL WEDNESDAY, APRIL 27, 2011 -11 LETTERS FROM HOME GRASSLAND Codes ruling brings end to guitar business hope I'm subtitling this week's column Red, White and Blue With Bureaucracy. No, it's not about the red wine I won't be buying at Publix anytime soon thanks to the state legislature's fifth-year failure to vote on the proposed bill to allow wine sales in supermarkets. It's not about the little white piece of paper with the smiley face on it that I have to purchase every year to prove my vehicle's emissions are acceptable before I can pay my wheel tax. And it's not about the blue city of Franklin logo on the water bill my husband shredded before realizing it was the crucial proof we needed to register our rising kinder-gartner into the Williamson County School District. This column is about me being red with frustration, white with embarrassment and blue with sadness over the ramifications of my April 6 column. That's the week I wrote about my dear friend and neighbor Tim Creek, who after four years of tireless labor was finally opening his guitar effects pedal shop in the outbuilding he'd renovated THOMPSON'S STATION El(Mmdt:J:El Help neighbors by watching for wrongful trash dumping Do you sometimes wonder how many people actually think? Or if they're concerned are about breaking the law, or just being plain considerate? A family living on Evergreen Road this past week told me about an incident they had. Apparently someone or some people just stopped on their property, backed up the driveway and unloaded a big load of brush. The home is near Lavender Road. That is why we have the convenience center nearby, so this can be disposed of properly. I can't imagine dumping it for someone else to have to remove it! There is a law on this. Let's hope that with friends and neighbors watching your area, which all of us should be doing, this won't happen to anyone else. Let's be really good neighbors! Be sure to check the Web page for the Williamson County Parks and Recreation Department. The department will soon open registration for CPR re-certification, which will be in May at the Brentwood complex. The department will offer family outdoor pool passes for the summer season beginning Sunday. The Longview outdoor pool is scheduled to open May 31. I received word this past week that Jim Whitta-ker is facing some serious health issues. Please remember Jim, his wife, Carolyn, and the entire family as they deal with these issues. Also, let's hope Daphne Lazenby and her mother, Daphne, are feeling much better now. They had a recent fire and are not sure whether their illness came from results of the fire. We do wish them well. Thought for the week: "Laughter is the sun that drives winter from the human face." Victor Hugo Thompson's Station resident Kaye Gibbs can be contacted at katietwo43bellsouth.net. behind his home for that purpose. On April 8 a mutual friend informed me that the Williamson County Codes Compliance Department had "shut him down." Despite the business license he'd successfully procured, despite the 30-year history of that building being used by previous owners for business purposes, despite all efforts on Tim's behalf to establish his business with utmost integrity, he was told he must close shop. The news devastated me. I'm simply a stay-at-home-mom who loves the Grassland community and desires to share good neighborly news with my readers. Tim's business story contained every aspect of what I love most as a writer: creativity, talent, perseverance and hard work. Naturally, I wanted to share the news with the world! And that's where the love ends and the bureaucracy begins. Needless to say, Tim is living a sleepless nightmare as he attempts to rescue his livelihood from a tangled web of red tape. Since my column ultimately got him into this mess, I pray it can get him out of it as well. Tim builds guitar effects pedals. He repairs music gear. He's not running a BestBuy or Guitar Center in his backyard. His business would merit no more foot traffic than the home-based hair salons, the in-home child care providers, or the closet music studios that are so common in our area. If this story resonates with you in any way and you have any knowledge about pursuing a variance or whatever it might take to allow this truly decent guy to make his living, please help me make this right! Grassland resident Angela Fox can be contacted at angelafoxbellsouth. net. Williamson County Parks & Recreation Summer Camp 201 1 DOWN ON THE FARM I I A. i 1 FtW 7 Week Program Monday through Friday June 6th to July 22nd "No Camp Monday, July 4th 7:30am to 3:30pm Ages 5 to 12 "Children MUST BE 6 years old by September 30, 2011 And CANNOT be 13 years old before June 6, 2011 Camp Fees: $17.00 per day, per child. Registration Fee: $25.00 per child At the time of Registration, you must pay the Registration Fee & 3 days of camp per child. Financial Assistance is Available. Application and Requirements are available on our website. Participation Eligibility: In order to be eligible to participate in the WCPR Summer Camp Program, participants MUST be able to function in a high-paced group setting without individualized attention ( 1 staff person for every 10 children ratio ) and they MUST be able to understand and comply with the behavioral rules and regulations. Parents MUST live or work in Williamson County for their children to be eligible to participate in the Summer Camp program. limmwiwmwiinnwMnmnn 2011 Summer Camp Locations 9 Bethesda Elementary Fairview Elementary Grassland Elementary Hunters Bend Elementary Lipscomb Elementary Nolensville Elementary Registration Information "First Come First Served88 You MUST register in person. Blank forms will be available at registration if you cannot complete them prior to registration. Hunters Bend Elementary AND Grassland Elementary Registration Registration Location: Franklin Recreation Complex -1120 Hillsboro Road, Franklin-Registration Dates & Times: Mon, May 2nd - 7am to 6pm or UNTIL FULL Lipscomb Elementary .VM Nolensville Elementary Registration Registration Location: Franklin Recreation Complex -1120 Hillsboro Road, Franklin- Registration Dates & Times: Wed, May 4th - 7am to 6pm or UNTIL FULL iethesda Elementary Registration in Sii ill Hill Registration Location: Longview Recreation Complex - 2909 Commonwealth Dr. Registration Dates & Times: Tues, May 3rd & Thurs, May 5th from 7am to 6pm or UNTIL FULL Fairview Elementary (NEW Location! Registration in Fairview Registration Location: Fairview Recreation Complex - 2714 Fairview Blvd. Registration Dates & Times: Tues, May 3rd & Thurs, May 5th from 8am to 8pm AND Sat, May 7th from 9am to 12pm FIELD TRIPS THEME DAYS BOARD GAMES ARTS AND CRAFTS OUTDOOR FUN ivww.ivcDarksandrec.coM 790-5719 ext )8 TN-0000702798 It's theVANDERBILT I sVnould how iryuj chofcsfepol CLINIC. j ;; The expertise and high level of care you expect from Vanderbilt are now available right here in your neighborhood. The board-certified physicians of Vanderbilt have five convenient locations in Williamson County to serve all of your primary care needs, from sore throats and minor infections to physicals and preventive care. Best of all, we have more physicians available so that we can serve you as quickly as possible. To make an appointment, call 615-794-8700 or visit VANDERBILT H EALTH 343 Franklin Rd 782 Old Hickory Blvd 2105 Edward Curd Ln 1025 Westhaven Blvd 3098 Campbell Sta Pkwy m

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