NextDoorLife Holds Closet Sale

Franklin residents Reagan King and Polly Fleming, the bloggers who run The Nextdoor Life on Instagram, hosted a closet sale at downtown's newest Airbnb, the Little Franklin House. You can follow the fashion influencers at @nextdoorlife and the Airbnb at @little_franklin_house. 

Antique & Garden Show of Nashville Hosts Kick-Off Event

Guests gathered to kick off the celebration of 30 years of Antiques & Garden Show of Nashville, which will take place at Music City Center Jan. 31–Feb. 2, 2020. The event was hosted by the Caldwell family at their beautiful 100-year-old historic home, Cliff Lawn, in Belle Meade. Photography by Kim Thomas   

Worldwide SHE Radio Hosts One-Year Birthday Bash

Internet radio sensation SHE celebrated one year "on the air!" Fans and friends gathered at Live Oak for music and fun to celebrate! Worldwide SHE is an internet station dedicated to supporting women in country by playing the hits, classics from the legends, current stars and Americana along with independent and unsigned singer-songwriters. Listen at

Transformative Dermatology Opens

Dr. Jill Fichtel, a board-certified dermatologist, expanded her practice and opened Transformative Dermatology. She now offers a full complement of medical and aesthetic treatments to heal and rejuvenate the skin, hair, face and body so her patients achieve total wellness and well-being. Photography by Feiten Photography

Fifth Annual Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival a Huge Success

While the sun-drenched audience basked in the fields, their presence supported a local initiative central to the festival’s mission: giving back to the community that supports the festival. Pilgrimage added four area nonprofits—Graceworks, Brightstone, High Hopes Development and Mercy Community Healthcare—joining previous years’ ongoing charitable partners—MusiCares, Friends of Franklin Parks, Dark Horse Institute and Heritage Foundation of Williamson County—as festival … Continued

Franklin Ribbon Cuttings

Franklin continues to be a booming epicenter for new businesses! Here a just a few ribbon cuttings from the last month. Photos courtesy of Williamson, Inc. Elevated Wealth Management  Renasant Bank  Matt Cole, State Farm Insurance    

Costco Celebrates 20 Years in Brentwood

Costco, the big-box retailer, turned 20! The store held a special 20th-anniversary celebration with the mayors of Williamson County, Franklin and Brentwood in attendance. 

County Historian Rick Warwick Discusses Latest Book

Library patrons were treated to a tour – a pictorial tour that is – through Rick Warwick’s latest book, North and East of Franklin’s Public Square: A Pictorial Tour. The Williamson County historian has more than 20 books to his name on local history. He’s lived in Franklin since 1970, and has collected locally-made furniture … Continued

CMA Fest Supporting Music Education in its 48th Year

CMA Fest is four-day musical event featuring more than 300 artists performing on 11 stages throughout downtown Nashville. Artists donate their time and talent so a portion of ticket proceeds can help fund the CMA Foundation's mission of providing students with access to a high-quality music education and providing educators the resources they need to create and … Continued

Local Ribbon Cuttings

Franklin seems to be the location of choice for a new business! Below are just a few of the ribbon cuttings that recently took place. Misty Westebee Photography: The Grilled Cheeserie: Franklin Fine Jewelry:

Franklin and Brentwood Lifestyle Magazines Party at Porsche of Nashville

It was a sell-out crowd at the "Whiskey and Wheels" themed event for Franklin and Brentwood Lifestyle magazines! Thank you to the following sponsors:  Porsche of Nashville Big Machine Vodka  Pork Belly Farmhouse  Nama Sushi Bar—Brentwood Nashville Selfies

Avenida Cool Springs

Avenida Cool Springs, the new 55-plus active adult lifestyle community located on Mallory Station Road, welcomed their first residents June 10. Residents were treated to a champagne lunch while exploring their new luxury homes and amenity spaces. Avenida offers a variety of floorplan options and an array of services and amenities, giving active adults the opportunity to simplify … Continued

Franklin and Brentwood Lifestyle Magazines Celebrate Women of Influence

OP Jenkins Furniture and Design hosted Franklin Lifestyle and Brentwood Lifestyle magazine's Women of Influence luncheon. It was an afternoon of celebration, networking and female empowerment. Guests were treated to lunch by Chili Spot, cookies by Sugar Drop and raffle prizes from local partners.

Franklin Jazz Artist Debbie Cunningham Celebrates Release of New Book

Debbie Cunningham celebrated the release of her first book, Dancing in the Kitchen: Hope and Help for Staying in Love at Champion Ballroom in Cool Springs. The evening featured speakers, including Debbie herself, hor deuvres, cocktails, singing and of course, some ballroom dancing instruction! 

Local Horse Awarded Diplomat of the Breed Award

The American Saddlebred Registry named R. Haitian Legacy the Diplomat of the Breed! “Olaf,” as he is affectionately known, is an American Saddlebred that teaches, promotes and, most importantly, positively affects everyone around him. Olaf is a 13-year old gray saddlebred that received the honor for his contributions in breed promotion and service to the future generations of the Saddlebred industry.