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Summer Reading List May 25, 2022




In This Issue:


- Summer Reading List: We asked staff writers, vendors, volunteers, interns, and others to tell us what they've been reading. Take a moment to look through our picks and plan some reads for your summer!


- Ridley Wills details the history of Hadley Park Community Center and Library in our Nashville History Corner.


- In her posthumous memoir, Tallu Schuyler Quinn reflects on the ingredients of a good life.


- Vendors write about God, their customers, art galas, and local rapper Jelly Roll.


- For this issue's Moving Pictures, Joe Nolan takes a look at some of Norm McDonald's iconic roles.

Register today to attend The Contributor Annual Spring Breakfast and Vendor Awards! April 06, 2022

A morning you won't soon forget!  We are so excited to say The Breakfast is ON! May 11, 7 AM.  Join us as we celebrate our Top 15 Contributor newspaper vendors as they are honored for their achievements!!!  It's a special day for sure.   And we are pleased to announce our Keynote Speaker will be Megan Barry, her topic- Between Shame and Hope:  One Family's Story of Substance Use Disorder.  Please rsvp at www.TheContributor.org to reserve your free spot. Reserve a table for 8 and sit with your friends!  Special thanks to Belmont University for sponsoring the event so we can honor our neighbors experiencing homelessness and all of their hard work!


See you at the Awards!!!

Cathy Jennings

Executive Director

Thank you from the vendors, volunteers and staff at The Contributor December 31, 2021

?As the year closes, my heart is filled to the brim with gratitude for the people who touch my life.  I am lucky to know our vendors- hardworking, determined, quirky and some of the most generous folks I know.  I know many of you feel the same way because I am always amazed, every year, as the contributions come in.  Thank you.  We have a passionate group of staff and volunteers who believe in our neighbors experiencing homelessness and poverty, and work so they have every available opportunity for a better quality of life. 


May you and yours be blessed with health and happiness.  Thank you for being part of our Contributor family.


My very best,

Cathy Jennings

Executive Director

It's that time again!!! November 02, 2021

I love new issues of The Contributor!  This issue:  Meet Chakita Patterson, an amazing women whose business, United Streets Tours, is ALL about eradicating racism in Nashville,  Michael and Nell launch their album "Welcome Home" and Carl J shares his sales AND spiritual strategies, plus John Henry's walk with God, movies with  Joe Nolan, and HOBOSCOPES!!!

Read all about it!  https://issuu.com/the-contributor-live/docs/09.02.2020-digital

June 25 Digital Edition! November 02, 2021

What are the options for a tenant during the pandemic???  The Contributor looks at tenants' rights in the time of COVID-19. As times get tighter for many people, our writer Hannah Herner writes an in-depth explainer on just what landlords can do once the moratorium on evictions is up. Three local photographers also provide a look at Black Lives Matter protests all over Middle Tennessee, our vendors write about their experiences and our Spanish insert shows just how difficult it can be to get into housing.  Read about it here!

Enjoy!



Your June 25 Digital Edition! November 02, 2021

What are the options for a tenant during the pandemic???  The Contributor looks at tenants' rights in the time of COVID-19. As times get tighter for many people, our writer Hannah Herner writes an in-depth explainer on just what landlords can do once the moratorium on evictions is up. Three local photographers also provide a look at Black Lives Matter protests all over Middle Tennessee, our vendors write about their experiences and our Spanish insert shows just how difficult it can be to get into housing.  Read about it here!

Enjoy!




June Digital Edition! November 02, 2021

Your next digital Edition of The Contributor is here! 


Are you concerned about the homeless during the pandemic?  Read "Notes from a Homeless Pandemic" and our  Vendor's quarantine stories.  


Nolan's review of the movie "Detroit" Metro News and Hoboscopes will keep you coming back for more.  


Thank you for supporting and caring about your Middle TN Contributor neighborhood vendor.  


https://issuu.com/the-contributor-live/docs/06.10.2020-digital!

It's a must read... November 02, 2021

A fantastic new issue just hit the streets!  Cover story:  100 Years of Women's Votes:  A Q & A with Miranda Fraley who curated "Ratified! Tennessee Women and the Right to Vote!   More news on how our people experiencing homelessness are handling Covid as well as how the nonprofits have rebooted, and some of your favorite vendor writers, horoscopes and Joe Nolan movie review.  Read it here:  thecontributorlive!

It's a must read... November 02, 2021

A fantastic new issue just hit the streets!  Cover story:  100 Years of Women's Votes:  A Q & A with Miranda Fraley who curated "Ratified! Tennessee Women and the Right to Vote!   More news on how our people experiencing homelessness are handling Covid as well as how the nonprofits have rebooted, and some of your favorite vendor writers, horoscopes and Joe Nolan movie review.  Read it here:  thecontributorlive!

It's a must read... November 02, 2021

A fantastic new issue just hit the streets!  Cover story:  100 Years of Women's Votes:  A Q & A with Miranda Fraley who curated "Ratified! Tennessee Women and the Right to Vote!   More news on how our people experiencing homelessness are handling Covid as well as how the nonprofits have rebooted, and some of your favorite vendor writers, horoscopes and Joe Nolan movie review.  Read it here:  thecontributorlive!

New Digital Edition. November 02, 2021

How are the homeless in Nashville experiencing the shelter at the Nashville Fairgrounds during the pandemic?   Do Nashville children born in poverty have a chance to make it out?  Our reporting on the Community Needs Evaluation, Hoboscopes, Nolan's movie review and your favorite vendor writers:  Mary B, Norma and Vicky.  All inside this weeks Digital Edition here.


Thank you for supporting the men and women who sell The Contributor, working hard to improve their quality of life and climb out of homelessness!