Dear Franklin:

First, a quick word of thanks as I recall all of the amazing people we’ve met since starting Franklin Lifestyle. I’m thankful to you, our readers, for providing feedback and accepting us into your homes each month. I’m thankful for the outstanding support we’ve received from local businesses and organizations. And I’m thankful for our amazing team of writers, photographers,…

Williamson Chamber Annual Celebration at 
The Barn at Sycamore Farms

The Williamson Chamber’s Annual Celebration presented by Williamson Medical Center was held over the holidays at The Barn at Sycamore Farms in Arrington. More than 320 community leaders attended the elegant and festive affair. USA Today’s Washington Bureau Chief, Susan Page, provided the keynote address.

February 2017 Around Town

Lieutenant David Prather, a 19-year Franklin Police veteran, graduated recently from the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Va. This 266th session of the program included 222 graduates from 48 states and 20 countries. Internationally known for its academic excellence, the National Academy offers 11 weeks of advanced communication, leadership, and fitness training to law enforcement leaders with proven records as…

EMBRACING 
many forms of 
EXPRESSION

As an artist poet, author and actor, Cory Basil is a ‘jack of all trades’ who defies labels. If you aren’t familiar with his work, you might recognize his larger-than-life sculpture, Fishboy’s Perilous Putt, on display at the Nashville Sounds’ First Tennessee Park. A collaboration between Basil and local sculptor Brian Somerville, ‘Fishboy’ sits in full view at the eighth…

Meet Hollie Alphier

Most working wives and moms are familiar with the hectic pace that comes with raising a family, maintaining a home and going to work. But few wear it as proudly as Hollie Alphier who lives in Franklin with her husband, Tony; his son, James (6) and her daughter, Hayden (7). You could say that the West Tennessee native is at…

Locally Brewed Lovin’

She was a Franklin native working at The Perch, and he was a Vanderbilt engineering student looking for a quiet spot to do his homework. She was the bubbly “coffee girl” with a contagious smile, and he was contemplative and methodical.

The Legend of The Stonewood Saloon

Tucked away in a residential golf course neighborhood somewhere in Franklin sits the Stonewood Saloon, the ultimate man cave for craft beer aficionados and a local legend in the making. Inside, you’ll discover a pool table, a fire roaring in the fireplace, a bar area, several bar stools, three refrigerators, a wagon mounted on the wall, mining artifacts, Wild West…

Valentine Gifts That’ll Warm Hearts … And Make You Look & Feel Real Cool, Too

Finding the right gift for Valentine's Day can be as elusive as your search for that special someone. That’s why we turned to Jamie Atlas. As Chair of the Fashion Department at O’More College of Design, Jamie is dialed-in when it comes to sources around town that feature unique gifts, many that are designed locally. Here are Jamie’s Picks for…

The Best at What They Do and How They Do It

Although Nashville is recognized across the globe for superstar entertainers, it’s cultivating an ever-growing roster of well-known culinary celebrities as well. But if you’ve ever wielded a knife or handled a sizzling pan in your home kitchen, you’ve probably wondered, “how does a chef do this every day?” As part of a Chefs Roundtable Discussion, we met recently at Brentwood…