Creative Connoisseurs

 Chris Thomas, Made South Market   Made South started as a subscription box business back in 2014. Chris says, "We would pull together 3-4 items we loved that were made by makers around the South and send them to our subscribers all over the country. Pretty quickly people started pitching us the idea of hosting an event that would bring all…

Natural Born Artist

Tori Nicole Sadler knew she'd be an artist from a very young age. She says,"I watched my grandmother joyfully tend her own garden, my father’s entrepreneurial career, my mother’s creative skill in her poetry, and grew up knowing that art and love was in our blood. Whether I was sketching on the walls of my childhood home or playing with fabrics, I…

Romantic Blairsville

If you’re looking for a romantic trip off the beaten path this Valentine’s Day, jump in your car and head Southeast on a scenic four hour drive to the small mountain town of Blairsville, GA. Located in the heart of North Georgia’s Blue Ridge Mountains is a town rich in history, full of outdoor adventure with plenty of shopping and…

Retirement Solutions Group Awards A Year of Mortgage Payments

Greg McGee knows firsthand the devastating effects a disease like Alzheimer's has on a family. Both his mother and father passed from the disease in 2016 and 2018, respectively. McGee, together with partner Ryan Moore wanted to use that precious experience with Alzheimer’s to give to those suffering through similar circumstances. So in their effort to give back in a more impactful and…

The Carousel Man

You may have passed his workshop when visiting The Factory and wondered what was happening in there while marveling at the carved masterpieces set about the space. Just as interesting as the pieces is Ken Means’ story behind his carousel creation. Most often carousels are created by a collection of carvings from multiple individuals, but Ken has singlehandedly created this collection, making the…

Starting A Company 101

Your entrepreneurial spirit is bursting with excitement over your idea for a new business. But where do you begin to execute this great new idea? According to Leah Jensen Bennion of Jensen Bennion Law, PLLC, a bit of work up front can save you time, money and heartache. Your choice of a legal entity is an important first step. Two primary factors to…

All You Need Is Love – And Art

The world always seems brighter when you’ve just made something that wasn’t there before.– Neil Gaiman    February is our month of art—making, collecting, admiring and learning. We love art because it gives us a glimpse of someone’s heart, the part of them we don’t see on the surface. We are all drawn to art in … Continued

February 2020 Around Town

Party Fowl Opens in Cool Springs Music City’s favorite one-of-a-kind hot chicken restaurant has announced plans to bring its fiery fowl to Franklin. Party Fowl—famous for its unique hot chicken dishes—will open at 1914 Galleria Blvd in Cool Springs this month, marking its fourth location to open in just five years. The restaurant, which opened its flagship location in … Continued

Franklin Christmas Parade

The Franklin Kiwanis Christmas Parade is held every year on the first Saturday in December. It makes its way through the streets of Historic Downtown Franklin and celebrates the traditions of the holiday season.

One Gen Away’s Mobile Pantry

15,000-25,000 pounds of food were dropped off at Fairview High School where volunteers sorted and distributed to neighbors in need. For more info, visit

Get Creative with Friends and Family

AR Workshop Franklin opened in August 2017, and co-owners Brandon Nunnally and Melissa Bowen have created a place where people want to come back to again and again. No matter your skill level, you can make a beautiful and unique handmade item to keep for yourself or to give as a gift. The workshop also has a retail section up…

Dr. Mary Lynn Moran Grand Opening

  Dr. Moran celebrated the grand opening of her facial plastic and reconstructive surgery office with raffles, giveaways, champagne….and puppies from Proverbs 12:10 rescue.

It’s Valentine’s Day!

Do you have a special someone you'd like to recognize this Valentine's Day? The feast of St. Valentine is not everyone's cup of tea, but some people do like a designated day to celebrate their romantic love. In that vein, check out this list of must-haves if you want to score some points with your significant other.  

Look Great Effortlessly

The Instagram influencers of @EffortlessStyle joined fashion forces with Debbi Kerrigan of Fab'Rik to come up with gorgeous date night looks for Valentine's Day! Whether your plans call for a dressy look, a stylish/trendy look or a more casual look, they've got you covered!

Move Over Meat

Historically, American dinner plates have featured meat as its mainstay with vegetables as tepid, secondary supporting players. Now the balance of power on the plate is shifting as fresh vegetables take center stage. Recent "food trend" studies show that more people are making vegetables the main course of their meals.