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2014 Portland Gospel & Christmas Singing
December 25, 2014, 1:00 p.m.
WQKR Radio, AM 1270 and FM 91.5
Singing by Leon Sherron
Free to all.
Please listen!



Wishing Everybody a Very Merry Christmas!



Portland Public Library Events for December 2014

 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, 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)

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)

December 17th    Reindeer Games!

December 24th    Library is closed for Christmas Eve.



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

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

December 26th   No lapsit story time today.



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



Have you ever seen the inside of Macy's Portland Distribution Center?
It's pretty incredible.
Take a look at this five-minute video: 



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;  



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   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:



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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