Graceworks Ministries: Donating from the Heart

Tucked away in two small buildings in south Franklin, and one in Fairview, is an organization providing so much care, compassion and love for its neighbors in Williamson County, it can literally take your breath away. Yes, Williamson County, the seventh richest county in the United States and also the wealthiest when it comes to helping neighbors in need.

Hemp Relief

With 500-plus products able to be made from hemp plants, medical researchers may be only beginning to discover its health benefit applications. However, innovative leaders of one Nashville company, LabCanna, are matching those discoveries with new product creations to provide therapeutic respite from a variety of health conditions and chronic illnesses.

Food for the Soul

Kitchen culture has always come naturally to Reuben Sliva. Since age 16, he knew he wanted to be a chef. Now more than 20 years later and in the deep end of his 30s, Reuben has a lot to show for it: years of experience as a sous chef in fine dining in Florida with James Beard recognition, experience building his…

Going Green

If April showers bring May flowers, then we all better buy boats! We’ve had enough rain in Franklin this winter to set a record. Wait… we did set a record! Mother Nature is fascinating, amazing and unpredictable. This month at Franklin Lifestyle, we bring you our Eco issue in honor of Earth Day on April 22. We … Continued

April 2019 Around Town

Ruby Sunshine Opens Its Doors in Downtown Franklin New Orleans-based restaurant Ruby Sunshine began serving all-day brunch last month in the heart of Downtown Franklin, offering Big Easy twists on Southern brunch classics, including Benedicts, pancakes and French toast, as well as eye-opening cocktails. The Franklin restaurant is the first of more locations to come across the Southeast, … Continued

Mardi Gras Ball Raises Money for My Friend’s House

At the largest fundraiser of the year for My Friend's House Family & Children's Services, held at Franklin's Marriott Cool Springs, attendees enjoyed a four-course dinner and dancing into the night. All proceeds raised make it possible for the boys they serve to have opportunities to improve their quality of life. Photography by Lisa Linn Manley … Continued

United Way Draws Support for HeART to Heart Luncheon

The annual HeART to Heart Luncheon, held at the Embassy Suites in Cool Springs in February, combines inspirational stories, a fabulous silent auction and a delicious luncheon to support the work of United Way of Williamson County. 

A Taste of ‘the Big Easy’ in Franklin

Blink and you’ll overlook Tchoupitoulas Street Snoballs when coming in and out of downtown Franklin. Located in the parking lot of Franklin Automotive Repair, 307 Fifth Ave. N, this food trailer, made to look like a street cart, serves Snoballs, handmade New Orleans treats. 

Going Green

Living Sustainably in Style Article Nicolette Martin Did you know that in 2016, world plastic production totaled around 335 million metric tons, according to the Earth Day Network? Although you probably can’t singlehandedly change the environmental toll of the amount of plastic pollution that comes from that kind of number, we’ve rounded up a few … Continued

A Corporation Leading the Way to a Healthier Planet

Many companies today are taking into account the impact their business practices are having on the environment and trying to find solutions that support sustainable growth. One company that has taken this to heart is Mars. A family-owned business that has operations around the globe, Mars has devised a plan that can improve the world now and in the future.