Nashville has so many attractions that warrant multiple visits in a year’s time.
When the Martin ArtQuest area first opened at the Frist Art Museum 20 years ago, I was thrilled to hear of a place where children could go make art with knowledgeable and patient art educators and not make a big mess at home.
The arrival of fall brings out the coupon books and cards that students and their families sell as fundraisers for everything from band and playground equipment to computers and student trips and other extras for their schools.
The back-to-school season always brings out a flurry of pop-up children’s consignment sales that feature gently used clothing, toys, books and equipment for infants through teens at prices well below their original retail price.
This year the Tennessee tax-free offerings have tripled — not only including the usual back-to-school weekend exemption on clothing, school supplies and computers, but expanding to offer a full week of taxless shopping on food and a whole year of tax-free shopping for gun safes and other gun safety features.
This week, I suggested to my walking group that we take a field trip to Centennial Park so we could see the finished product of a yearslong restoration project.
Right around the time we launched Main Street Nashville in March, I called Mary Hance (Ms. Cheap) to see if she would be interested in writing a weekly column for our newspapers. Mary had been sharing money-saving tips with people for years, and I knew our readers would love to read her feature stories and thrifty tips.
When our mother died after a lengthy illness, my brother donated her leftover medical equipment to the United Cerebral Palsy Equipment Exchange.