November 2019 Around Town

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, … Continued

October 2019 Around Town

Visitor Spending Grows to $479 Million in Williamson County Visitor spending in Williamson County grew to an all-time high of $479.58 million in 2018, a 6% increase over the record-setting growth of 2017. Travelers to Williamson County in 2018 spent an estimated $1.3 million per day. In a report released last August by the Tennessee … Continued

September 2019 Around Town

Shellnut Insurance Opens New Office Shellnut Insurance is a family-owned, independent insurance agency that has been providing auto, home, life and business insurance for 25 years. They opened their new office at 130 Seaboard Lane, Suite A-5 in Cool Springs. Not only did they expand their business, but they also expanded their family! Insurance producer, Gavin Shellnut, married … Continued

August 2019 Around Town

City Opens Online Registration for Blue Bin Recycling The City of Franklin recently approved the use of blue roll-out containers to replace blue bag recycling beginning in 2020. Citizens can register online to receive their blue bins in January 2020 at FranklinTn.gov/BlueBin. Customers need their address and 10-digit utility bill account number. Those who opt-in for the new … Continued

July 2019 Around Town

Bone and Joint Institute Opens New Facility The Bone and Joint Institute of Tennessee, in partnership with Williamson Medical Center, opened their new $40 million, 121,252-square-foot freestanding medical office at 3000 Edward Curd Lane in Franklin. The facility is designed to accommodate orthopedic surgery, arthroscopic surgery, sports medicine and spinal surgery. Spaces include six orthopedic surgery operating rooms … Continued

June 2019 Around Town

Midnight Sun Scavenger Hunt Debuts in Franklin The scavenger hunt made its debut in April. Ten bronze horse statues—each slightly smaller than a football—have been strategically hidden and permanently installed at various locations with historic significance in the downtown Franklin area. Searchers will follow clues to find the miniature horse replicas created by Janel Maher all while … Continued

May 2019 Around Town

Franklin Jazz Artist Announces New Book As a jazz recording artist, Debbie Cunningham has entertained couples with songs of love and romance for more than a decade. Married to her high school sweetheart for more than 30 years, she began writing songs about the journey and celebration of committed love, and her latest album, A Million Kisses, … Continued

April 2019 Around Town

Ruby Sunshine Opens Its Doors in Downtown Franklin New Orleans-based restaurant Ruby Sunshine began serving all-day brunch last month in the heart of Downtown Franklin, offering Big Easy twists on Southern brunch classics, including Benedicts, pancakes and French toast, as well as eye-opening cocktails. The Franklin restaurant is the first of more locations to come across the Southeast, … Continued

March 2019 Around Town

Williamson Medical Center Recognized for Safety and Quality Williamson Medical Center has recently been recognized with a number of prestigious national and regional awards for outstanding patient safety and medical quality. CareChex, a division of Comparion, has named Williamson Medical Center among the top 100 hospitals for medical excellence in overall surgical care and top … Continued

February 2019 Around Town

Music, Moments & Memories: The Concert Event CCM United, Trinity Broadcasting Network and Yake Films are thrilled to team up to present two nights of the very best classic CCM (Contemporary Christian Music) artists at the historic Franklin Theater. This two-day event called “Music, Moments, and Memories: the Concert Event” will take place on Tuesday and Wednesday, Feb. 5 and 6 at … Continued

January 2019 Around Town

Vanderbilt Legends Instructor Receives PGA’s Horton Smith Award Joe Hallett, a PGA member in the Tennessee PGA Section and Director of Instruction at Vanderbilt Legends Golf Course in Franklin, is the recipient of the 2018 Horton Smith Award. This honor goes to a PGA member who exhibits commendable additions to the education of PGA professionals. … Continued

December 2018 Around Town

Code Ninjas Opens in Franklin Code Ninjas takes kids’ love of technology, games and having fun with friends and turns it into an engaging, game-based curriculum to teach essential programming and coding skills to children ages 7 to 14. Owned and operated by Williamson County residents August and Jeff James of Arrington, Code Ninjas is located at 1113 … Continued

November 2018 Around Town

Puckett’s Comes to Nissan Stadium The Puckett’s Trolley, affectionately known as Miss Trolley Parton, has taken up residence in the North End Zone of Nissan Stadium for home Titans’ games and in the South End Zone for concerts and other events. The bright red trolley will be serving up a variety of the brick-and-mortar restaurant’s popular dishes, including its famous … Continued

October 2018 Around Town

Williamson County Visitor Spending Tops $452 Million In 2017 Visitor spending in Williamson County grew to an all-time high of $452.59 million in 2017, a 5.9 percent increase over 2016’s then record-setting visitor expenditures. Williamson County remains ranked sixth among Tennessee’s 95 counties for visitor spending. Visit Franklin had recently announced that Williamson County welcomed … Continued

September 2018 Around Town

Studio Tenn Returns with Original Adaptation of Frankenstein Set to bring Mary Shelley’s original monster to life Aug. 31 through Sept. 9, Studio Tenn kicks off the 2018-2019 season with Tennessee’s newest live adaptation of the Gothic novel Frankenstein, taking the stage at the Factory at Franklin’s Jamison Theater. One of the most famous novels in literature … Continued