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Merry Christmas from
Sarah's Busy Bee Florist
We're having a Christmas sale!

 

 


Visit with Santa
December 6, 2014
The city of Portland Parks and Recreation Dept. is having “Visit with Santa”  on Saturday, December 6, 2014, from 10:00 am to 12 noon at the Robert Coleman Community Center.  Refreshments will be provided, and a photographer will be there to take pictures that you will receive on site for $5. 

 

 


You may click here to go to Dorman's job site: https://jobs.dormanproducts.com/ 

 

 


Portland Author Releases her First Book
If you enjoy a good romance novel, you'll love Miranda Lynn's new novel Destiny Finds Her.  Miranda lives right here in Portland and works at the Portland Public Library. The book is available in paperback and as a Kindle download:  http://amazon.com/Destiny-Finds-Her-Book-ebook/dp/B00OZ8JZTU/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1415921030&sr=8-1&keywords=miranda+lynn 

 

 


2014 Christmas Parade

Saturday, December 6. 2014
This year's theme is "Winter Nights and Christmas Lights."
The parade starts at 5:30 p.m. on Freedom Driver.  It moves south on TN109 and turns left onto Main Street.  It then crosses the railroad tracks, turns left onto North Russell Street, and then returns back to Freedom Drive.  The official tree lighting ceremony will begin shortly after the parade and will feature music from our area elementary schools.

 

 


Portland Public Library Events for November/December 2014

Saturday, November 1st through Saturday, November 29th   Food for Fines Harvest  For every non-perishable item you donate to the Portland Public Library, $1.00 in fines will be waived on your account.  Expired or damaged goods will not be accepted.  Donations benefit the Portland High School’s Food Pantry.  Food collected will be distributed to teens in need over Christmas break.  For questions or more information, please call 615-325-2279. 

 Saturday, November 1st through Saturday, November 29th  Teens Serving Teens Drive  The Portland Public Library’s young adults are collecting hygiene products that will be donated to the Portland High School’s Food Pantry and then distributed to teens in need over Christmas break.  Items needed include:  Reusable cloth shopping bags, toothbrushes, toothpaste, razors, deodorant, body wash, shampoo. soap, hair brushes, combs, nail clippers, toilet paper and feminine products.  For more information please call 615-325-2279.

 Tuesday, November 4th – Saturday, November 22nd – Friends of the Library Silent Auction    The Friends of the Portland Public Library will be having their annual Silent Auction November 4th through November 22nd.  This is the perfect opportunity to do some early Christmas shopping and benefit the library at the same time.

Tuesday, December 2nd   Diorama Exhibit  5:00-7:00       The Portland Public Library invites you to join us at the opening reception for Andrew “Andy” Roderick’s Diorama Exhibit on December 2, 2014 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.  Andy’s work, recently featured on Tennessee Crossroads, will be on exhibit at the library from November 25, 2014 through February 28, 2015.  Visit our website at www1.youseemore.com/Portland  for a sneak preview and more information.

Wednesday, December 3rd    Writer’s Group  4:30-5:30    Special Writing Mini Workshop

 Wednesday, December 3rd  Computer Class – Creating Christmas Card with Snapfish  2:00–3:00  Bring your favorite family picture on USB or CD and learn how to create your own Christmas cards with Snapfish.  These cards can then be downloaded to keep and print as you like.  The class will be located in the small computer lab.  The registration sheet is available at the circulation desk or call 325-2279.

 Tuesday, December 9th Portland McKendree Methodist Church Bell Choir  6:00-7:00    The Bell Choir will present a musical bells performance at the Portland Public Library on Tuesday, December 9th at 6:00 p.m.  During this free event, the Bell Choir will perform a variety of musical selections, including classical pieces and Christmas songs.  Everyone is invited to attend this free event.

Friday, December 12th   Lucky Library Bingo 1:00-2:00  Join us for a few rounds of Bingo.  We have lots of fun, and there are fun, free prizes to choose from! 

 Saturday, December 13th  Saturday Movie Matinee 11:00    Family friendly movie.  Please call the library at 615-325-2279 for the name of the movie.

Wednesday, December 10th   Brown Bag Lunch and Movie  11:30-1:30  Bring your lunch and join us in the community room to watch a movie!  Please call the library at 615-325-2279 to get the name of the movie.

 Wednesday, December 17th  Piano Christmas Music at the Library All Day  We have the pleasure of hearing several pianists playing the grand piano in the center of the library.  This should put us all in the holiday spirit!

 Wednesday, December 17th   Writer’s Group   4:30-5:30   Christmas Celebration – Bring your favorite finger food to share.  Drinks will be provided.  RSVP to Miss Miranda by December 15th if you plan to attend.

 Thursday, December 18th    Portland Page Turners Book Club 11:30  Please join us if you love to read.  This month everyone will choose a novel which contains recipes.  At our December meeting, you will choose one of the recipes from your book and bring the dish to share with the club.  Join us for some fun!

 Thursday, December 18th   Crochet Club 1:00-2:30  Are you a beginner?  Would you like to learn more about crocheting?  Please join us as we learn lots and have fun socializing!

December 24th    Library is closed for Christmas Eve.

Thursday, December 25th  Library Closed for Christmas.

Wednesday, December 31, 2014    Noon Year Eve's Celebration.  10:30 to noon   All ages come celebrate a countdown to 12:00 noon.  The fun starts at 10:30 with a countdown, fun games and then lots of noise at 12:00 sharp!

 

 

YOUNG ADULT ACTIVITIES (6th – 12th grade)  

Thursday, November 27th. Library Closed.  Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Friday, November 28th.  Library Closed.  Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Thursday, December 4th  4:00-5:00   Wii Game Day “Rock Band”  Will you rock the guitar, drums, or the microphone?  Come find out in the battle of the bands!

Thursday, December 11th  4:00-5:00   Waterless Snow Globes  Come make this unique craft and have something for the holidays.  Supplies provided.

Thursday, December 18th  4:00-6:00  Teen Movie Enjoy a new film and snack on popcorn and drinks!  Call 325-2279 for the movie title and rating.

December 24th    Library is closed for Christmas Eve.

Thursday, December 25th  Library Closed for Christmas.

 

 

Children's Activities

Preschool meets Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. (ages 3-5)

November 26th   Turkey Tales!  It’s all about the turkey with a turkey craft.

December 3rd    Camels – 1 hump, 2 hump, 3 humps and more!  Songs, stories and activities.

December 10th    Hee Haw Donkey!  Songs, stories and more.

December 17th  Reindeer Stories – Rudolf and more.  Songs, activities and a craft.

December 24th    Library is closed for Christmas Eve.

 

 After school meets on Wednesdays at 3:30 p.m. (school age)

November 26th   In honor of Thanksgiving – we’ll celebrate the turkey.

December 3rd   Traveling by camel, what a way to go!  Camel art too!

December 10th   The Wonky Donkey!  Such a silly song.  

December 17th    Reindeer Games!

December 24th    Library is closed for Christmas Eve.

 

 

Lapsit meets Friday at 10:30 a.m. (ages infants and toddlers)

November 28th     LIBRARY IS CLOSED 

December 5th    Animals you can ride (songs, rhymes, stories and stickers.) 

December 12th   Reindeer Stories (songs, rhymes, stories and stickers)

December 19th   Christmas Stories (songs, rhymes, stories and stickers)    

December 26th   No lapsit story time today.

 

 


Have you ever seen the inside of Macy's Portland Distribution Center?
It's pretty incredible.
Take a look at this five-minute video:
http://www.macysjobs.com/featuredstores/logistics.aspx 

 

 


Photo sent in by  Bryant Donovan.  Thanks!

 

 

Highland Rim Historical Society Fundraiser
Notecards of Historic Cold Springs School (Summer and Winter scenes) are available for sale at the Chamber of Commerce.  The cost is $10 for 10 cards.  Funds are used for ongoing preservation and maintenance of this historic building, located in Richland Park.  In addition, HRHS is trying to acquire other items (e.g., school books and blackboards) to restore the school to its original condition as a one-room schoolhouse.

 

 


New Area Code Coming!
Middle Tennessee is getting a new area code.  Area code 615 is almost at capacity, and it will be joined by area code 629.  Please get in the habit now of writing your phone number with the area code.  Be sure your area code appears on your business cards, checks, signs, and other items.  In early 2015, it will be mandatory to dial a 10-digit phone number to make a local call.  It is important to note that all cities and towns in Middle Tennessee will have some phone numbers in area code 615 and some phone numbers in area code 629.  Theoretically, you could have a phone number of (615) 234-5678, and your neighbor across the street could have (629) 234-5678.  For more information, please see;  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Area_code_615  

 

 


Citizens Awareness Group for Portland, Tennessee
Established in November of 2012  
The Citizens Awareness Group is an organization of everyday citizens of the Portland, Tennessee, area. The CAG considers their group a place where residents can voice their concerns, wishes, and desires in regards to issues within our city. CAG's goal is to be helpful to the community, and not a thorn in their side, by building a bond with the City's governing body and working as a team to help resolve issues and build better community relations. The Citizens Awareness Group is currently established as a Facebook group and can be followed at   http://www.facebook.com/pages/Citizens-Awareness-Group-for-Portland-Tennessee/298042093597657   All you have to do is click on "Like this page," and whenever CAG has a status update, you will see it in your status feeds. From there, you can read, communicate, and follow the activity. [Note: the CAG is not run by, nor associated with, this website.]

 

 

 

 

 


A special Thank You for all of the men and women from Portland who are serving, and have served, in the Armed Forces.  Thank you for what you do for our country!

 

 


Tourism Website!
We've put together a web site of tourist attractions along Tennessee Highway 52 from I-65 through Portland, Westmoreland, Lafayette and Red Boiling Springs, then down to I-40 through Carthage.  Please take a look at the site: www.TN52.com.

 

   

Portland, Tennessee
Country: U.S.A.
State: Tennessee
State Abbreviation: TN
TN Region: Middle Tennessee
County: Sumner County TN
ZIP Code: 37148
Latitude*: N36° 34.820'
Longitude*: W86° 30.837'
Elevation: 818 feet
Telephone Country Code: 1

Telephone Area Code: 615
Population (1990 Census): 5,539
Population (2000 Census): 8,458

Population (2004 Special Census):10,046
Population (2007 Special Census): 10,941
Population (2010 Census): 11,480 
Portland's Birthday (First Election in the new City of Portland): May 2, 1905.

Time Zone: U.S.A. Central
During Daylight Savings Time, Portland's UTC/GMT offset is -5 hours.
During Standard Time, Portland's UTC/GMT offset is -6 hours.

*At the flag pole at City Hall. 

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