Studio Tenn is presenting “Christmas with Patrick Thomas,” featuring performances from the acclaimed singer, on Tuesday and Wednesday, Dec. 17-18, at 7 p.m. each day.
High Hopes Development Center recently dedicated an occupational therapy room on its campus to Elliott Grace (Ellie G) Castro with funds raised after her unexpected death in September.
The Heritage Foundation of Williamson County’s 35th annual Dickens of a Christmas presented by First Citizens National Bank will have an abundance of entertainment and activities for the entire family.
Hearts 2 Honduras, a Franklin-based nonprofit organization, recently held a fundraising breakfast to benefit its efforts to fund a program that focuses on educating children with Down syndrome as well as raise money for the for a 15-passenger van to transport students to and from school, and…
The Williamson County Parks and Recreation Department will host a variety of family friendly entertainment in the coming weeks at the Williamson County Performing Arts Center at Academy Park, 112 Everbright Ave., located off of Columbia Avenue just south of historic downtown Franklin.
The children of High Hopes Development Center participated in the annual High Ho HoHopes Christmas Market Friday from 8:30-12:30 in the High Hopes multipurpose room. During the event, children had the opportunity to “shop” for gifts to give their family, and Santa was on hand for photos. Vol…
At my stage of life, with plenty of Christmases behind me, Christmas evokes memories, whether they are of my childhood or the childhoods of my children.
Early Saturday morning, around a dozen Spring Hill residents gathered at the Well Outreach food pantry on Main Street, all sharing one thing in common: everyone was dressed as Mr. or Mrs. Clause, save for one Grinch draped in green.
The luxury inn, spa and cottages may only now be under construction at Southall just outside of Franklin, but the agricultural and culinary operation behind it have been maturing for years.
What do we really know about ALICE? ALICE works, hard, but she is barely surviving. ALICE hasn’t had a raise in five years, but her household budget has increased by over 30% in that time.
Condoleezza Rice, secretary of state under former President George W. Bush, said “There’s no greater challenge and there is no greater honor than to be in public service.”
This column is dedicated to folks with an ex-spouse, ex-boyfriend or girlfriend, current and/or former co-worker, or a boss they are struggling to forgive. The title and the following “lyrics” represent a slight shift (approximately 180 degrees) from Lee Ann Womack’s "I Hope You Dance." I ac…
After he was pulled as the grand marshal of Nashville's Christmas Parade in 2018, Leiper's Fork's has asked Kid Rock to be its grand marshal this year.
Singer-songwriter Beth Nielsen Chapman, who has written seven No. 1 hit songs for a variety of artists through the years, is the featured performer at Tuesday night’s 19 Miles to Music Row at Franklin First United Methodist Church’s main campus just north of downtown Franklin.
Columnist’s note: It was a great Thanksgiving holiday, with lots of good food and family, but writing a column didn’t make it into the mix of activities. Accordingly, I’m re-running a piece from two years ago that ran the Monday after Thanksgiving. See you back here next week.
Elements Massage Brentwood and Elements Massage Franklin are teaming up to provide free massages for active and retired first responders and military personnel on Monday, Dec. 2.
In addition to helping a steady stream of customers at Savory Spice Shop in downtown Franklin, store manager Kelly Garteiz and her associates were spending a pre-Thanksgiving day getting the place ready for the post-Thanksgiving floodgates.
The Franklin Lions Club will hold its 31stannual Lions Pride Breakfast Saturday, Dec. 14, from 7-11 a.m. at St Philip Catholic Church at 112 Second Ave. in downtown Franklin.
He’s happy all the time. And it’s driving Santa Claus crazy. Meanwhile, thousands of miles away in New York, his father is on the naughty list, and his half-brother doesn’t even believe in Santa.
From Girl Scouts to Realtors, hundreds of people turned out for the annual Saturday-before-Thanksgiving food distribution event hosted by One Generation Away at Liberty Elementary School.
Studio Tenn is performing Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella in Jamison Theatre at the Factory at Franklin from Friday, Dec. 6 through Friday, Dec. 29, according to a release.
Today, in observance of Thanksgiving, I will list some of what comes to mind as I think about what I’m thankful for, based on the past year or so of “What I know” columns:
Santa’s Trees — a new business in Brentwood where a portion of sales of the natural Christmas trees will benefit the Brentwood High School booster club — is now open.
The Williamson County Parks and Recreation Department will host a variety of family friendly entertainment in the coming weeks at the Williamson County Performing Arts Center at Academy Park, 112 Everbright Avenue; located off of Columbia Avenue just south of historic downtown Franklin.
As November draws to a close, many of us will gather with family and friends around a table laden with turkey and all its trimmings to celebrate Thanksgiving. Most of these will be people we know well, family who share not just our DNA, but also the stories of our past and often our dreams f…
Recently, while talking with a friend who is active in partisan politics, I asked him if he’d voted in the Oct. 22 municipal election, in which voters went to the polls to select Franklin’s Mayor and four at-large aldermen.
Blood Assurance is critically low on O-positive blood and in serious need of O-negative blood. Blood Assurance strives to have a five-day supply of each blood type to ensure every patient has what they need. There is currently only around 1 day’s supply of O-positive and O-negative blood ava…
Williamson County Parks and Recreation (WCPR) will host several holiday community events and programs during the month of December. All events are open to the public.
Editor's note: In Part 1 of "Where have all the court jesters gone?": Ramon Presson reminded us of some great bygone columnists who offered much-needed doses of humor.
The Lotz House is hosting a Christmas Candlelight Tour at the historic home every Friday and Saturday in December from 6-9 p.m. The tour will showcase the decorations of the period of the 1864 Battle of Franklin including fresh décor of pulled cotton, harvested nuts, fresh apples, magnolia b…
Franktown Open Hearts, a nonprofit that serves inner-city at-risk youth and their families in Franklin, will once again host Franktown Festival of Lights, presented by Franklin Synergy Bank, with over a mile-long Christmas-spirited experience that features thousands of sparkling holiday lights.
The Williamson County Parks and Recreation Department (WCPR) offers area seniors the opportunity to participate in a variety of day trips to visit area attractions throughout Middle Tennessee.
A collaborative effort by GraceWorks, One Generation Away and The Well will provide Thanksgiving fixings to low-income families at three sites Nov. 23.
As I wrote a few weeks ago when I reviewed the book Digital Minimalism, I have dialed back my web browsing considerably, especially news sites.
The Franklin Fire Department will celebrate the arrival of several new fire trucks with a dedication ceremony and open house Saturday from 9:30-11:30 a.m. at Franklin Fire Station 2.
From minor challenges to major crises, stress is a part of our lives. Sometimes, it can feel like you're under too much pressure from yourself, work, home or a combination of the three. It may not be easy to recognize the stress in your life and it's easy to brush things aside. Here are comm…
Partners and supporters of the Heritage Foundation of Williamson County had a chance to join staff and board members to get what one might call a bird’s eye view of the nonprofit’s accomplishments over the past year.
The Tennessee Department of Health is urging all Tennesseans who have not yet received a flu shot to get one as soon as possible, as seasonal influenza cases increase across the state.
With deer season in full swing and the holidays quickly approaching, Tennessee Wildlife Federation’s Hunters for the Hungry program is accepting donations in Williamson County to help feed local families in need. Statewide, more than 75 processors are collecting donations to feed fellow Tenn…
Patrick Cassidy, a longtime fixture in the performing arts community, has been named the new artistic director for Franklin’s Studio Tenn.
While the Children's Ballet Theatre's performance of The Nutcracker won't debut until Dec. 12, Spring Hill residents can get a sneak peak ahead this Thursday during a preview performance at the Spring Hill Public Library.
The Huff Project, an initiative to support lung cancer awareness and research, has finalized the lineup of top-tier talent for its second annual Songwriter Night at the Factory at Franklin’s Liberty Hall Nov. 22.
“Today we tend for them. We are called to our shared humanity with them, the enslaved African men and women and children, slaves no more. They were here. We are here. Lost in the shadows, previously buried in the weeds, they were forgotten. And yet we are called to remember, to witness, to cry out into this wilderness that they were here.”