Heaven on Earth: Daufuskie Island, SC

 Article Maria Dinoia | Photography Provided  The modern coastal farmhouse was designed with thoughtful elements like shiplap-covered walls, and low-maintenance finishes that are necessary on waterfront locations.  The oyster chandelier in the kitchen was selected to reinforce the beach concept with a touch of elegance while incorporating natural elements.

‘Country Boy’ at Heart

 Article Linda Dohse | Photography Teresa Ginn  Norm Gielda is a former Marine and law enforcement sergeant who served his country in the United States Marine Corps Reserve and the city of Santa Ana, California, as a law enforcement officer. After years of being away, Norm says he "found his way home” to the beautiful rolling hills of middle Tennessee.…

Grammy Nominee Matthew West’s Top 5

 Article Maria Dinoia | Photography Sean Hagwell  Franklin resident and Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter Matthew West recently released All In, his latest album and most personal project to date. The theme of the album is centered on what it means to go “all in” – with our faith, our family and the world around us. It’s all driven by what Matthew has felt stirring inside of…

Making Lists

I have a habit of making lists. Yes, I make the typical to-do lists and grocery lists. However, my longest list is also my favorite list. I have a “things to do” list on my phone. It currently has 71 places to visit around the area. Daunting? Perhaps. Doable? Absolutely! You see, when we moved to Franklin nearly four years … Continued

July 2018 Around Town

Jon Stolzer Selected For “Top 40 Under 40” Top 100 Magazine released its annual selection of the “Top 40 Under 40,” and Jon Stolzer, CEO of Stolzer Medical, a Williamson County business, was honored to be spotlighted among the 2018 list. This is a monumental milestone for the serial entrepreneur who launched Stolzer Medical in 2015 … Continued

Franklin Rodeo Parades through Town

Founded in 1949, the Franklin Rodeo draws more than 18,000 screaming fans year after year. It is one of the longest-running family events in Middle Tennessee and one of the largest rodeos east of the Mississippi. Photos by Tom Boone Thomson

Gilda’s Club Opens Williamson County Center

Gilda’s Club has been providing free emotional and social support to those affected by cancer, including family members and friends of those diagnosed. Gilda’s Club was founded in memory of the talented Saturday Night Live comedian Gilda Radner, who died of ovarian cancer in 1989. The new Williamson County Center is located at 4588 Carothers Parkway … Continued

O’ Be Joyful Whiskey and Burger Bar Opens

Gray's on Main owners Michael and Joni Cole have added another restaurant to their repertoire: O' Be Joyful, a new burger and whiskey bar. It's named after the nickname that Civil War soldiers used to call their homemade whiskey brew. The space was formerly occupied by Papa Boudreaux’s. 325 Main St., Franklin, Tennessee, 615.465.6168, OBJFranklin.com

Yummy Summer Sangria

 Article Provided by Olivia Olive Oil | Photography Provided  The dog days of summer are here, but as much as we all love a glass of wine, it can be a little heavy on a hot, lazy summer afternoon. Our go-to drink is wine's sister, sangria. Fresh fruits and spices will be sure to make this your favorite summer cocktail.…

Former Green Beret Equips Men for Battle in Body, Mind and Spirit

 Article Ashley Hutcheson | Photography Peggy Weatherford  Warrior Life Training sounds like an intense training program for the elite few who are going off to battle. That’s partly correct — it is an intense training program, or at least as intense are you want to make it, and you are training for battle, but not the type of battle you’d…