It’s Time to Up Your Grilling Game

Summertime is here and that means it’s time to fire up the grill. Just step outside on any evening and you’re sure to smell some kind of smoky grilling going on. After taking in the tantalizing aroma of sizzling burgers or steaks, you may decide that it’s time to brush up on your skills or maybe even purchase a new…

Welcome to July! 
It’s time to slow down.

I’m the kind of person who never gets bored. No matter how dull the day, I’ll find something to do. Been that way since I was a child. Don’t get me wrong. I’m not someone who's always on the move. When my time’s up, I can go peacefully if I never run with the Pamplona bulls, climb Kilimanjaro or see…

Around Town

The spring semester concluded with some high-profile exposure for students at O’More College of Design. Senior Stephanie Caporella received the Distinguished Designer Award and junior Sara Hinkle received the Design Achievement Award at the college’s 18th Annual Fashion Show on May 12. Caporella and Hinkle were recognized for displaying exceptional talent in the creation of their respective collections that were…

July 2016 Good Times

Recently, the Heritage Foundation opened its headquarters in the newly-renovated Old Old Jail. Whit's Frozen 
Custard opened in Berry Farms and Kings Bowl opened in Cool Springs. The Williamson Chamber membership luncheon met at Embassy Suites and O'More College students painted a Zamboni for the Nashville Predators.

Family is the Main Ingredient

In large bowl, combine oats, nuts, coconut and brown sugar. In separate bowl, combine maple syrup, oil and salt. Stir with whisk. Combine both mixtures and pour onto two sheet pans. Cook for 75 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes to achieve an even color. Remove from oven and transfer to large bowl. Add fruit and mix until evenly distributed.

Host The Best Backyard Bash Of The Summer

Don’t bother to turn on the stove or set the dinning room table. Fire up the grill instead. It's time to get outdoors to eat, drink, and enjoy every glorious minute of summer. Here are the best tips to help you host the best backyard bash of the summer.

Serving a slice of authenticity

Most people have fond food memories from childhood. Cookies Mom used to bake. Hotdogs at the ball game. Popsicles from the ice cream truck and so many others. If you’re from Brooklyn, you may remember spending time at the local pizza joint. Just a taste of real New York-style pizza may be enough to send you straight back to a…

Shake-up & Stir Your Summer

When the heat and long days of summer take their toll on you, a refreshing summer cocktail is the perfect treat to enjoy while you relax and unwind. For a little heat-beating inspiration, we asked Shawn Spitaleri from the Honeysuckle in Franklin to share some drink mixing tips and recipes.

Summer for the Fun of It

Summer is here – that time of year when the temperature soars and so does the fun. Outdoor activities abound in the city of Franklin, and here are some highlights on what’s going on that can help make this your best summer yet.

Find Inner Peace in Your Outdoor Personal Space

When summer comes and the pace of life runs just a little slower, we all need a go-to retreat to unwind and be with our thoughts. For Franklin business owner and interior designer Jennifer Smith, that place is the front porch of her South Carolina-style home. She’s welcoming the warmest season of the year, and she’s shared a few tips…

Summer Essentials

This hammock is perfect for your next outdoor trip. It’s only four pounds, will keep the bugs away with a built-­in net, is weather resistant and can also be used as a tent! $169

Un-Roughing it at Reynolds Lake Oconee

Reynolds Lake Oconee is about 90 miles east of Atlanta and about 70 miles west of Augusta. By car from Nashville you’ll be in Georgia’s rolling lake country in approximately six hours. But don’t linger too long as Martin’s number one travel tip is to book early and not just for flights and hotels. Reservations for restaurants and activities fill…