(Not) Home for the Holidays

 Geoffrey Manfre, firefighter, Franklin Fire Department  What is important about the holiday shift? Since both my wife and I, a nurse, can be on shift for a holiday, it’s important for there to be some type of group meal for the crew. It can be lunch or dinner, and often the crew’s family is invited to attend. The feeling and action of…

Giving Back to the Community One Pie at a Time

"No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted."

Get Your Turkey Day Workout On

Do 15 reps per exercise. Repeat for four rounds with minimal rest between exercises. 

Two Hens Styling & Design

Two Hens Styling & Design originally began as Two Hens and a Dresser a few years ago when the mother-daughter team Julie Peyton and Michaela Barrett rented a booth in an antique shop on the square in Columbia, Tennessee. They sourced furniture and decorative goods from flea markets, estate sales and even offered some handcrafted pieces for a curated farmhouse look. While…

Franklin Lifestyle’s End of Summer Party

Writers, photographers, advertisers, friends and family gathered together to celebrate summer's end. Special thanks to our event sponsors: Griffith Law, Steinway Piano Gallery and Cool Springs Wines & Spirits. 

The Franklin Wine Festival Celebrates 14 Years

You don't need a yet another reason to attend a wine festival, but we will give you one: Cool Springs Wines & Spirits presents the Franklin Wine Festival to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters supported by Nissan. The event is about to raise its glass and cheers to its 14th year and almost $2 million being raised for Big Brothers Big Sisters. The festival idea was born…

Favorite Kitchen Tools

Everybody has their favorite "go-to" gadget when they're preparing meals in their kitchens. Some cooking tools have very specific purposes while others can basically do just about anything. And the gadgets run the gamut from useless to useful, so how do you decide what to spend your money on? We asked executive chef Callie Cottrell from Menu Makers what she…

Friends of Franklin Parks Raises $260,000

The 2018 Raise the Roofs event held by Friends of Franklin Parks yielded commitments of more than $260,000 for the Harlinsdale Farm Main Barn project. 

Pick Me!

With the changing of the leaves and a chill in the air comes a new tradition that is becoming increasingly popular here in Franklin. Picking pumpkins is no longer about making a quick trip to the corner stand or grocery store. Going straight to the source with a visit to the pumpkin patch is giving families the perfect opportunity to spend some…

Sharper Style ‘Titans’ Up Our Team

 Article William Harwood  It was a spring fashion show for the fall season, but a mere catwalk would not suffice. Instead, a stage was needed, and a titanic one, too. Because upon it—and before a packed crowd standing shoulder-to-shoulder downtown last April—stood a group of larger-than-life hometown heroes: Jurrell Casey and Taylor Lewan, Kevin Byard and Delanie Walker, Brian Orakpo…