Mary Hance, The Tennessean

Mary Hance

The Tennessean

Nashville, TN, United States

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Tennessee State Parks experience dramatic increase in visitors amid coronavirus pandemic

Some parks experiencing 30+ percent increase in visitation → Read More

Ms. Cheap's Guide to Summer 2020: Yes, there are still things to do!

Many events in the Nashville area are canceled because of the coronavirus outbreak, but there are still plenty things to do Summer 2020 on a budget. → Read More

Free golf, anyone? Metro courses are open while clubhouses are closed

Public golf courses in Nashville are open during the coronavirus shutdown for walk-on golfing for free. → Read More

Take a hike: Get fresh air and social distance on less-traveled Tennessee State Parks trails

Several lesser-known trails at Tennessee State Parks offer a chance to hike while practicing safe social distancing amid the coronavirus outbreak. → Read More

Nashville-area summer camps cancel sessions because of coronavirus concerns

YMCA and MBA are still "waiting for guidance" → Read More

'This is memory food, this is comfort food': Recipes that remind us of Mom

Ms. Cheap share her and readers' favorite recipes from their moms in honor of Mother's Day. → Read More

Goodwill reopens its Middle and West Tennessee stores, but with precautions

Goodwill of Middle Tennessee announced that it will re-open its 30 Middle and West Tennessee stores Wednesday, with "numerous health and safety precautions" → Read More

Strawberry farms welcome pickers and berry buyers

Here are some places where you can pick berries in coming weeks. → Read More

Mack Prichard, the 'conservation conscience' of Tennessee, has died

Mack Prichard helped preserve untold acres of land for Tennesseans to enjoy. → Read More

'We can all do things to make the world a little cleaner': One teen's mission to promote sustainability

Nashville teen sees the coronavirus quarantine as an opportunity to encourage sustainability this Earth Day and all year. → Read More

Nashville garden centers expand online shopping for contactless pickup, delivery

Nashville area garden centers make contactless shopping easy with online orders and curbside pickup during the coronavirus outbreak. → Read More

Library launches summer reading challenge early this year

Reading just 20 minutes a day can combat the 'summer slide' for children, so the Nashville library is teaming with Metro Schools. → Read More

Just now noticing nature? Here's how to get free expert advice on gardening, lawn care, bugs and more

Tennessee agricultural extension offices provide free expert advice on home gardens, lawns, trees, insects and other horticultural topics. → Read More

Ms. Cheap launches virtual Pop-Up Penny Drive to restock Second Harvest Food Bank

Ms. Cheap's Pop-Up Penny Drive allows people to make online donations to help provide food for Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee. → Read More

How parents can make books fun on 'Drop Everything and Read' Day, and always

With coronavirus quarantine leaving us at home and looking for things to do, Drop Everything and Read Day could be the start of a daily reading habit. → Read More

Nashville restaurants' family meal deals offer value, convenience and a few jobs too

Several Nashville-area restaurants are offering meal bundles now that traditional dining is not allowed because of the coronavirus mandates. → Read More

'I Believe in Hope': Apparel company behind popular Nashville T-shirts offers face masks

The NashvilleTN Store company that sells "I Believe in Nashville" and "We will Rise" T-shirts is now distributing face masks with "I Believe in Hope." → Read More

Grandparents have to get creative to connect with grandchildren during coronavirus

Ms. Cheap offers advice for grandparents coping with not seeing their grandchildren during the coronavirus outbreak. → Read More

Goodwill, ThriftSmart and SmART accepting donations while stores are closed

If you are cleaning out and have clothing and household items to donate, Goodwill and ThriftSmart are ready to accept them. → Read More

How to use the Nashville Public Library without going to the library

Nashville library cards give you access to e-books, movies, children's programming, music and language lessons all from the comfort of your home. → Read More