Misty Westebee Photography Awarded by the TPPA

The Tennessee Professional Photographers Association (TPPA) recognized Misty Westebbe of Misty Westebbe Photography with several awards at its annual Fall Convention and Print Competition at Montgomery Bell State Park in August. Misty received a Tennessee top 10 award coming in fourth of the top 10. She also received Best of Show portrait, first place male, first place female and the highest score for Certified Professional Photographer.

Her top scoring portrait was “I Knew Elvis Before He Was King,” a portrait of Kenneth Herman, a Rockabilly Hall of Famer who played music with Elvis before he became “The Elvis.” 

Misty and her husband, Bruce, have their indoor/outdoor studio wonderland on 2 1/2 acres in downtown Franklin. The property has a hobbit house and a Nashville music cabin on the wooded trail and much more.       

Dr. Kemp Dances with the Nashville Stars to End Hunger

David Kemp, D.D.S., M.S., is raising money for Feed America First through Dancing with the Nashville Stars. The Brentwood orthodontist performs with professional partner Susanna Cranford of the National Dance Club of Franklin Nov. 5 at The Factory at 6 p.m.

“My passion to help FAF is personal. When I was in the fifth grade, my parents divorced, and Mom had a difficult time putting food on the table. I know firsthand the benefits of using Food Stamps and the ignominious blessing of eating ‘government cheese.'”  FeedAmericaFirst.com/David #DocKempStopsHunger

Mill Creek Brewing Company Now Open

Mill Creek Brewing Co is excited to announce its newest production and taproom space is open in Franklin at 216 Noah Drive, Suite 140. Food is not currently available on-site; customers are welcome to bring their own or order delivery to the taproom. Tours and reservations will be available soon. For questions regarding the Franklin facility, please email info@MillCreekBrewingCo.com or stay up to date on social media: Facebook: @MillCreekBrewingFranklin Instagram: @MillCreekTaprooms




Franklin Attorney Tony Turnbow Writes Book, Hardened to Hickory

Hardened to Hickory: The Missing Chapter in Andrew Jackson’s Life details Andrew Jackson’s command of the original Tennessee Volunteers down the Mississippi River and Natchez Trace against the turmoil of the War of 1812. It reveals a more human side of Jackson than has often been portrayed. Kirkus Reviews calls it “an impressive combination of scrupulous scholarship and powerful storytelling.”

A practicing lawyer in Franklin and an avid explorer of primary source documents, Southern author Tony L. Turnbow spent seven years tracking down unpublished documents to tell the story of Jackson’s first military command. Tony also wrote The Natchez Trace in the War of 1812 in The Journal of Mississippi History, and he has published articles in the Tennessee Historical Quarterly and The Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation journal. 

The book is available on Amazon. For more information, visit HardenedToHickory.com.

Mercy Community Healthcare Celebrates 20 Years

In honor of its place in the local community for 20 years, Mercy Community Healthcare is hosting a 20th Anniversary Celebration. The evening will begin with a reception and auction followed by dinner, music and a short program at St. Philip Catholic Church on Second Avenue in downtown Franklin. Tickets are $100, and all proceeds will support Mercy’s behavioral health services and suicide prevention efforts. To RSVP, email KristiS@MercyTN.org or call 615.790.0567 x235. Tickets may also be purchased at MercyTN.org/AnniversaryDinner



Jack + Jill Aesthetics Opens In Franklin

Franklin has a new cosmetic medical spa. Jack + Jill Aesthetics opened on Murfreesboro Road in the Maples Shopping Center where Massage Envy was formerly located. The skin care center offers treatments ideal for “prejuvenation” – delaying visible signs of aging – and for turning back the clock on fine lines, wrinkles, sagging skin, sun damage, hair loss, and many other concerns. Jack + Jill’s specializes in non-invasive and minimally-invasive procedures without the risks or recovery time of surgery. Their brand of aesthetic medicine combines science and artistry to deliver safe treatment with natural-looking results.

Medicare Open Enrollment; Tom Law Team Stands Ready to Guide

Medicare enrollment season is open only until Dec. 7, and many seek assistance with complicated, confusing options. Tom Law, licensed agent of HealthMarkets, says his team of experienced insurance professionals can provide free consultations and no-obligation quotes for Medicare seekers. 

For those younger than 65, the enrollment deadline for individual health insurance runs through Dec. 15. 

“Making an appointment with us as soon as possible is better so there’s enough time to consider options,” Tom says. “We get clients the best coverage by working with nationally recognized insurance companies to secure quality-driven, affordable insurance options and customized plans.”

He suggests making a list of questions and bringing existing insurance coverage information to the HealthMarkets consultations at 215 Centerview Drive, Suite 100. “We build plans that actually are good investments that save money for clients. We’ll compare the plans and prices, and find clients insurance plans that fit their needs,” Tom adds. 

Medicare appointments can be made by emailing TomLaw@HealthMarkets.com or by calling 615.828.1494.

HealthMarkets also offers individual, on/off-exchange health plans, supplemental options, and life, dental and vision insurance.