Paw Patrol

What is your background? I’ve been the senior manager of community relations with the Nashville Predators for eight years. I really wanted a dog, but with my crazy schedule, it was hard to have one. When I found out we could have a team dog that I could bring to the office every day, it was perfect.

Is Your Dog Dapper?

Meet husband and wife team Jesse and Hannah Davis, owners of Dapper Dog Grooming Co., a mobile pet salon operated out of a large, specifically designed, self-contained van equipped with everything needed to give your pooch or kitty a bath and haircut.

Girls on the Run

"Girls on the Run is the only national, physical activity-based, positive youth development program for girls with compelling evidence of program impact."

Recognizing Franklin’s Culture & History

 Carnton Plantation  Carnton is a two-story plantation mansion built in 1826 and completed in 1830 by Nashville Major Randal McGavock. The land was used for farming wheat, corn and potatoes as well as raising thoroughbred horses. After Randal passed in 1843, his son John inherited the plantation. In 1864, during the five-hour Battle of Franklin, John and his family converted their…

Sweet Holiday

If you've never been on a cruise, you are missing out! A cruise is the best worry-free vacation there is. You simply book your trip and show up—hotel, dining and entertainment are all done for you! It's an exceptional, stress-free way to explore a good majority of different places. And there's nothing quite like the views. 

Telling Stories Through Photos

Meet Misty Westebbe, a unique Franklin photographer who derives extreme joy, not only from the beautiful photos she takes, but also from the inspiration and experiences she shares with her clients at every photo shoot.

Giving Back is Good for the Soul

Franklin and Williamson County are lucky enough to be home to many nonprofits, charitable groups and businesses that focus on giving back. Often when you speak to an owner, ambassador or volunteer of one of these organizations, much time is spent praising the local generosity and open arms of this community. These three local organizations rely on that community support and…

Happy Father’s Day!

With Father’s Day just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about a gift for dear ol' Dad. Luckily, all it takes is a quick trip down Main Street to find something to suit every taste. Here are just a few ideas: 

The Art of Assemblage

You may have been impressed by one of his largest works hanging in Tupelo Honey Cafe depicting two large quilt blocks, but you’ll definitely be fascinated by Nick DePalma’s creative process. A Middle Tennessean for decades, Nick graduated from Vanderbilt with a fine arts degree in the 1970s and later received his second degree in architecture from the University of Tennessee.…

Healthy Body, Healthy Teeth

We all know the numerous benefits working out can have on our bodies. But did you know exercising can also provide significant health benefits for your teeth as well?

June is for Gents

OK, gentlemen. You’ve waited patiently for your turn. Last month, we brought you our Ladies issue—it is ladies first, after all—and this month, we present our “Gents” issue, celebrating all things masculine. To gather information for this issue, we looked to the experts: the men of Franklin! You might even recognize a few faces. I … Continued

Women in Business

"Amazing" knows no description, but its location seems to be Franklin. Walking around town, you could pass by a "for sale" sign, be searching for chic decor for a party or need help at the Williamson County mayor’s office and encounter these inspirational women. Their accomplishments and outlook encourage everyone they meet.

The DAR Difference

Throughout Aubrey Williams' deployment, she and more than 400 soldiers received thoughtful care packages and letters from Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) members. After her five years in the Army, she accepted a job in Franklin and decided to join the volunteer organization that helped her through her military service. Now the Tennessee State Chairman of the DAR Service for Veterans and…

Now Serving: A Cup of Love

One of the first things you may notice when walking through the doors of The Café at Thistle Farms is the unique teacup artwork that hangs from the ceiling in the entryway, displaying more than 1,100 different teacups. Hal Cato, CEO of Thistle Farms, shares that the project was designed by the interior team at McAlpine House and executed by Andy Harding, a local…

The Registry Is Not Just For Weddings

Kathy Berry and Jane Dungan have known each other since their children were in middle school at Battle Ground Academy. They started working together at The Registry, a bridal registry and fine gifts store begun by two of their good friends in 2003. It was the perfect fit. Both ladies like helping others and love entertaining friends and family. When the…