Hip Donelson Farmers Market

Donelson Non-Profit News – March-April 2017

The Hip Donelson Farmer’s Market has big news for us for the upcoming 2017 season!  The first change is that they’ll be open one month early on Friday, April 7th from 4-7pm, with a Grand Opening celebration on Friday, May 5th.  Also coming to the market will be a “Farm 2 Car” option for those that want to order ahead and pick up at the market.  Additionally, the Music Valley Farmer’s Market will be the second location at Music Valley Village located at 2416 Music Valley Drive behind Cracker Barrel. It will run from 9am to noon on Saturday’s beginning May 6th.  See the full press release below for all the details.  I look forward to seeing you at the Hip D Farmer’s Market!

 

Hip Donelson Farmers Market

Hip Donelson Farmers Market

The Two Rivers Mansion continues to preserve, restore and advance the 14-acre and surrounding property with the addition of signage and a beautiful fence that will stretch across the front of the property.  That is made possible by a donation by Mr. William Bransford Blundin, who is a cousin of Mary Louise Bransford McGavock, the last member of the McGavock family to live in the home.  Also check out the Two Rivers Mansion Master Plan, which was just released and yet another successful project led by the Friends of Two Rivers Mansion.  This master plan will guide the preservation, restoration and advancement of the site for years to come.  It’s a fascinating read and I encourage you to check it out.

Two Rivers Mansion New Sign - Jeff Syracuse Metro Council District 15

I was happy to see GROW Enrichment make great progress on the area they are utilizing at Two Rivers Park in between the Dog Park and Two Rivers Middle Prep.  They participated in a State-wide event called “Weed Wrangle” in helping clean-up Parks all across the State.  Thanks to Goat Guys as well for donating their services in helping clear out that area of the Park.  They gave a big effort of clearing out invasive species from an underutilized area of the park and it will serve as an educational opportunities and after-school programs for kids.  I stopped by to lend a hand for a bit and below is the “Politician Action Shot” taken of me. J

GROW Weed Wrangle  - Jeff Syracuse Metro Council District 15

GROW Weed Wrangle  - Jeff Syracuse Metro Council District 15

Donelson Community Gardens is back and ready to rent out 4 x 8 raised garden boxes and participation in their communal row garden is open as well.  You can even make a tax-deductible donation to sponsor a row as well.  Visit their website registration page here for more info and to sign up to volunteer and/or participate.

Big thanks go to the Tennessee Beer & Wine Festival, who has donated over $125,000 to local charities.  Just this past year alone they donated $30,000 to non-profits such as The Donelson Gateway Project, Fifty Forward Donelson Station, Buchanan Log House and others.  These non-profits make a big impact in the community because of these donations, so please continue to support the TN Beer & Wine Festival, which will be held October 21, 2017 at Two Rivers Mansion.

Tennessee Beer & Wine Festival 2017

Author

  • Jeff has called Nashville home since 1998, moving here to complete his music degree at Middle Tennessee State University. He went on to complete his MBA in Technology Management from the Nashville campus of University of Phoenix, located in Donelson. Jeff was a first-time homebuyer in Donelson Hills in 2002 and soon became involved in his neighborhood and community.Jeff was born in Buffalo, New York. Jeff’s Dad retired from the Army as a Lieutenant Colonel while stationed at Fort McPherson, Georgia after serving 20 years of Active and more than 11 years of Reserve service in Buffalo, NY, St Louis, MO and Atlanta, GA. Jeff’s parents are happily retired in Marietta, GA and enjoy the  warmer weather. His dad was President of the Georgia Department of the Reserve Officer’s Association and both he and his Mom stay involved in their neighborhood, civic organizations, and church. Jeff has one son, Joey, who attends Meigs Middle Magnet School.Jeff has been very active in the Donelson community for over a decade and has a deep appreciation and understanding of its rich history and a strong vision for a bright future.

Donelson Non-Profit News, Jeff Syracuse, Metro Council District 15


Jeff Syracuse

Jeff has called Nashville home since 1998, moving here to complete his music degree at Middle Tennessee State University. He went on to complete his MBA in Technology Management from the Nashville campus of University of Phoenix, located in Donelson. Jeff was a first-time homebuyer in Donelson Hills in 2002 and soon became involved in his neighborhood and community.Jeff was born in Buffalo, New York. Jeff’s Dad retired from the Army as a Lieutenant Colonel while stationed at Fort McPherson, Georgia after serving 20 years of Active and more than 11 years of Reserve service in Buffalo, NY, St Louis, MO and Atlanta, GA. Jeff’s parents are happily retired in Marietta, GA and enjoy the  warmer weather. His dad was President of the Georgia Department of the Reserve Officer’s Association and both he and his Mom stay involved in their neighborhood, civic organizations, and church. Jeff has one son, Joey, who attends Meigs Middle Magnet School.Jeff has been very active in the Donelson community for over a decade and has a deep appreciation and understanding of its rich history and a strong vision for a bright future.