Mary Hance, The Tennessean

Mary Hance

The Tennessean

Nashville, TN, United States

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Past articles by Mary:

Rotier's Restaurant to close after 74 years of serving one of Nashville's best cheeseburgers

Owners of the building that houses Rotier's said they "were going a different direction," but the restaurant owner said the it likely would've closed. → Read More

Ms. Cheap retires: 'Some days were so good, I couldn't believe I got paid for working'

Ms. Cheap retires after serving readers for 45 years at The Tennessean and Banner. → Read More

Room in the Inn determined to not turn away homeless on Christmas Eve

Serving the homeless becomes more complicated during the pandemic. → Read More

Merry Christmas to all, and to all a cheap week

Take a look at the festive Opryland Hotel, and get ready for the Nashville New Years Eve concert on TV → Read More

Christmas gifts can be simple and inexpensive, too

An amaryllis, or maybe some fun masks or inexpensive wines are easy gifts to find. → Read More

Second Harvest penny drive major donor sets example of generosity in hard times

Astonishing to see someone show up with a $300,000 donation for a charity. → Read More

Retired businessman plays Santa with surprise $500K donation to local nonprofits

A retired local businessman gave $500,000 in donations to the Ms. Cheap Penny Drive for Second Harvest, Room in the Inn and Catholic Charities → Read More

Last Minute Toy Store needs last-minute toys

There's still time to donate toys for Nashville's needy children → Read More

Affordable fun in mid-December is something we need in Middle Tennessee

A fun day trip to Granville, a museum open house and a bake sale are a few of the affordable options for things to do in Middle Tennessee in December → Read More

First December weekend in Middle Tennessee is filled with holiday freebies

Virtual Christmas parade, tree and menorah lightings and a chance to get free zoo tickets → Read More

Ms. Cheap Penny Drive: The need for food donations is great in Middle Tennessee

You can collect coins or you can donate online to help feed the hungry through Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee. Every penny counts. → Read More

Small Business Saturday is big chance to support local businesses

Small local businesses are offering discounts and other promotions to boost holiday sales. → Read More

Black Friday: Here come the shoppers, and the malls are ready

Shopping malls are closely following CDC guidelines for COVID-19 safety for shoppers and staff this holiday season. → Read More

Boulevard Bolt will not take place in person, but will still support Nashville's homeless

Still time to register and get a 2020 Bolt t-shirt → Read More

Ms. Cheap Penny Drive for Second Harvest kicks off to fill increased food need amid COVID-19

The 12th annual Ms. Cheap Penny Drive for Second Harvest Food Bank will be mostly virtual due to the COVID-19 pandemic. → Read More

What you need to know about Black Friday, Thanksgiving weekend shopping

We'll continue to spend at the holidays, but online shopping continues to surge, hastened by the pandemic. → Read More

'Thank you' deals for our veterans on this Veterans Day

In most cases, veterans just have to show your military ID to take advantage of these well-earned deals. → Read More

Logo Brands opening a temporary store featuring its discounted tailgating and spirit merchandise

Sale includes collegiate and professional merchandise including tailgate chairs, tents, coolers, stadium blankets, licensed apparel → Read More

This weekend: Free Ryman tours, symphony concert, shoe blowout sale, virtual haunted museum

The historic Ryman Auditorium is hosting a Ryman Community Day on Sunday with free self-guided tour admission for Tennessee residents. This is quite a deal since adult admission for these tours is usually $24.95. Tours start with the "Soul of Nashville," an immersive film which provides a dramatic introduction to this iconic Nashville landmark known as the "Mother Church of Country Music." The… → Read More

No Veterans Day Parade in Nashville this year and the Christmas Parade is going virtual

COVID-19 concerns block downtown Nashville parades → Read More