Franklin High School Homecoming Parade

It was a sea of maroon and white in downtown Franklin as the Franklin High School Rebels paraded down Main Street showing off their school spirit. The homecoming parade has been a time-honored tradition at FHS since 1931. It begins at Five Points and travels down Main Street.

Best of Franklin Celebration at MAFIAoZA’S

Friends of Franklin Lifestyle convened recently at MAFIAoZA'S Pizzeria & Neighborhood Pub in The Factory at Franklin to celebrate the 2017 Best of Franklin winners. Publishers Jon Golczynski and Christian Houston presented winners with commemorative plaques, courtesy of Southern Trophy House ( | 615.256.7295). PHOTOGRAPHY BY LISA LINN MANLEY.

Menu Maker Catering & Carryout Ribbon Cutting

Menu Maker Catering celebrated the grand opening of its first stand-alone location at 102 Alpha Drive in Franklin. Carryout lunch, meat-and-three options, fresh-packed salads, frozen casseroles, and desserts are available. The store is open from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. weekdays. 
Photography by Williamson Chamber.

September 2017 Around Town

Ramsey Solutions recently broke ground on its new corporate headquarters in a private ceremony that featured remarks from CEO Dave Ramsey and Governor Bill Haslam. Also in attendance were representatives from the City of Franklin, the Williamson County Chamber of Commerce, Gresham Smith & Partners, and Solomon Builders.

Westhaven Independence Day Parade

The Westhaven community celebrated the Fourth of July with its annual Independence Day Parade. Neighbors decorated their golf carts and bicycles and lined the streets to enjoy this All-American tradition. PHOTOGRAPHY BY SAM ATLAS.

O’More Fashion Show Packs the House at 
Abbey Leix Mansion

The O’More College of Design Fashion Show was held recently in the Abby Leix Mansion on the school’s downtown Franklin campus. This year’s show featured collections by faculty and students, including custom designs for the children of Gigi’s Playhouse, a Down syndrome achievement center.

Main Street Music Festival

The Heritage Foundation's Main Street Music Festival was held April 29-30 in downtown Franklin. 
Inclement weather caused the event to close early on Sunday but not before thousands turned out for a weekend 
of music, arts and crafts, food and children’s activities.

Downtown Franklin Main Street Brewfest

A late-season cold snap couldn't stop the 2017 Main Street Brewfest in Downtown Franklin. The unofficial start to outdoor festival season was met with cloudy skies and a high temperature of 40 degrees – 19 below normal! But it was a festive occasion enjoyed by hundreds of hearty souls, nonetheless.

Making a Splash for Habitat

Hab-A-Splash was held on Saturday, February 25, poolside in Westhaven. Hundreds turned out for the fundraiser and dozens of brave souls plunged into the icy waters - air temps were in the 40s! - to raise money for the Williamson-Maury Habitat for Humanity. PHOTOGRAPHY BY

“The Gift of Music” Presented by 
The Dustin J. Wells Foundation

Stars took to The Ryman stage to give "The Gift of Music" on behalf of The Dustin J. Wells Foundation. The event was hosted by Dr. Dennis Wells of Brentwood, in honor of Dustin, his late son and a former Belmont music student. Proceeds benefitted the W.O. Smith Music School. PHOTOGRAPHY FRED BERGMAN.