As the saying goes, time flies when you’re having fun. And time sure has flown by this year as we can’t believe we’ve put together the final issue of Franklin Lifestyle in 2019! It seems like just yesterday I was sitting down to write my January letter to all of you, talking about resolutions and renewal—and yet, it’s almost time to do it again. 

As the publisher of Franklin Lifestyle, I want to take a moment to express how appreciative I am of all our readers and supporters. Each month, our team strives to introduce you to people, places, events and businesses that make up our fabulous city. Thank you for your continued insight, suggestions and story ideas. Keep them coming! Everyone on the Franklin Lifestyle team lives here. Our children might go to school together with your children. We shop at the same local stores, and we love Franklin as much as you. 

I also want to say thank you to our Franklin Lifestyle business partners. There would literally be no Franklin Lifestyle for you to read without them. Shop local as they are proud to own a business that serves Franklin residents. 

With the holiday season upon us, we hope you make the time to take it all in. Enjoy your time with family and friends, bask in the magic of the winter season, reflect on past memories you hold closely in your hearts and keep the new ones you create in the present for as long as you can. We’ll take your lead, and we can’t wait to see you next year!

Athena West