Your Holiday Gift Guide

 Cool Springs Wines & Spirits  Cool Springs Wines & Spirits is a 21,000-square-foot wonderland of thousands of bottles of wine, spirits and beers. For more than 20 years, customers have shopped the best prices with the help of expert staff. You’ll find the perfect bottle for any occasion.  1935 Mallory Lane, Franklin, 615.771.7436,

Are You Ready to Retire Comfortably?

1. Social Security Benefits Social Security income is widely considered to be the foundation to one’s retirement income. Statistics show that on average, SS benefits account for 40 percent of income in retirement to the average earner. The timing of when to turn on lifetime benefits is more complex than most people realize. There are currently 81 age combinations and more than…

For Auld Lang Syne

Phew! As the saying goes, time flies when you’re having fun. And time sure has flown by this year as we can’t believe we’ve put together the final issue of Franklin Lifestyle in 2018! It’s been a year of change here at Franklin Lifestyle. We’ve expanded, made lots of new friends and enjoyed seeing our team and vision … Continued

December 2018 Around Town

Code Ninjas Opens in Franklin Code Ninjas takes kids’ love of technology, games and having fun with friends and turns it into an engaging, game-based curriculum to teach essential programming and coding skills to children ages 7 to 14. Owned and operated by Williamson County residents August and Jeff James of Arrington, Code Ninjas is located at 1113 … Continued

California Pizza Kitchen Opens at Cool Springs Galleria Mall

The upscale pizza chain added another location to its repertoire of more than 250 locations in 30 states and 11 countries.

Governor Bill Haslam Lends His Support to Tennessee Kids Belong

Tennessee Kids Belong served as the spearheading partner in the launch of the TNFosters Campaign alongside Gov. Bill Haslam, First Lady Crissy Haslam, the Tennessee Department of Children’s Services and other community partners. The TNFosters Campaign’s goal is to recruit more foster and foster-to-adopt families, as well as support for these families. Photos by John Sherlock

Fox News Co-Host Brian Kilmeade Talks History

Fox & Friends morning news anchor and best-selling author Brian Kilmeade visited Nashville's City Winery to discuss a little history and the paperback release of his most recent bestseller, Andrew Jackson and the Miracle of New Orleans. Photos by Lisa Linn Manley 

First Tennessee Foundation Contributes $100,000 to Fund Juvenile Court’s Restorative Justice Program

Nashville Mayor David Briley, the juvenile court and the district attorney’s office jointly announced at a recent luncheon the formation of Restorative Justice, a pilot program to reduce recidivism and nonviolent crime among at-risk youth in Nashville. First Tennessee Foundation is providing $100,000 in seed funding for the program.

New Year’s Eve Hot Spot

On Dec. 31, Homestead Manor will welcome 2019 with plenty of good food and fanfare. The restaurant located inside the antebellum home on the multi-layer property in Thompson’s Station will host a special three-course dinner featuring locally sourced ingredients and produce right from the Homestead Manor backyard farm, followed by a celebration held in the concept’s rustic events barn. 

Josh Turner Serves a Savior on New Album

Multi-platinum-selling country singer Josh Turner added a new dimension to his already acclaimed career: a gospel album.