Hi, I’m Jay. 
And I like beer, too.

Yes, it’s true. I like beer. A lot. Over the years, I’ve been fortunate enough to do a bit of traveling and have enjoyed local brews on four continents and a few islands, too. Though we may have been playing catch-up to Germany and Belgium, I can honestly say that the American craft brew scene is my favorite in the…

October 2016 Around Town

Kicking off its second decade of partnership with Habitat for Humanity, Franklin-based Nissan North America recently announced a $1 million grant to help build more homes with families in need of decent, affordable housing. Nissan's cash contributions to Habitat for Humanity in North America total more than $14 million over the past 11 years.

Seriously Seersucker Soiree at O’More College of Design

Guests celebrated a seriously splendid summer soiree at the Seriously Seersucker event at O'More College of Design. 
The annual fundraising event attracted a large crowd to the campus of the acclaimed fashion and design college 
on the edge of Downtown Franklin.

First Tuesday Business Mixer at The Honeysuckle

First Tuesday Business Referral Mixer is Williamson County’s newest and fastest growing networking event. Sponsored by LifeStyle Publications and hosted by Dr. Alvin Augustus Jones of DrAlvin.com, a diverse group of high-performing professionals from various industry sectors meet to share ways to help their businesses grow.

O.P. Jenkins Comes To Franklin

O.P. Jenkins Furniture & Design, a the high-end interior design retailer, is now open in Franklin and an enthusiastic crowd gathered for the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony. Located near Whole Foods at 1556 West McEwen Drive, O.P. Jenkins is open for business Monday-Friday until 5:30 p.m. and Saturday's, 9-6.

Williamson County Fair Opening Ceremonies

Opening Ceremonies at the Williamson County Fair attracted a number of dignitaries and children of all ages. 
Photography Williamson Chamber.

Discovering a Lost History in Williamson County

History, passion, honor, and tradition are a selection of words that define Lee Kennedy, Proprietor and Master Distiller at Leiper’s Fork Distillery. At the age of 16, a copper still sketched on a cocktail napkin sparked a passion inside Kennedy, who sought to learn the history behind distillation in Williamson County and the science behind crafting spirits.

The Next Great American HopSpot

When you think about Nashville, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Southern cuisine? Friendly people? Hot chicken? The music industry? Beer?
Although not traditionally known for its beer scene, a dedicated and enthusiastic group of Nashville brewers are quickly and forcefully transforming Music City U.S.A. into Beer City U.S.A. Yes, it’s true, beer is booming in Nashville.
Over the past…

Your Guide to Nashville’s Craft Breweries

Like savoring a pint of your favorite ale, Nashville's craft breweries are best when experienced at a leisurely pace. So take your time and enjoy some conversation, a snack or a hearty meal with your brews. Remember: you don't have to do it all in one day!

Defining Franklin Hospitality at Gray’s On Main

If you were able to travel back in time and stroll along Franklin's Main Street 70 or 80 years ago, you’d probably notice a lot of activity and foot traffic going in and out of Gray’s Pharmacy. The original Gray’s operated from 1926 until 1998 and during that time it was an important gathering and meeting-place for locals. Thousands of…

What’s Shaking in Franklin’s Finest Cocktail Lounges

October is a great time of year for all sorts of spirits. And if you favor spirits in a glass over those that come knocking on your door asking for treats, there are plenty of establishments in Franklin that are willing to introduce you to something that’ll do the trick.

Meet Rebecca Frizzell

You remember the one about the customer who was so impressed with a particular product that he bought the company? Rebecca Frizzell, this month’s Real Wife of Franklin, can share a similar story. “It was through a simple Internet search when looking for childcare for my 2-year-old son that I first became involved with Primrose Schools,” she says. “Subconsciously, I…

Hops in the Kitchen

Stout Chocolate Brownies