Simply Stated…It’s a Hill

 “We want every client to walk out with a treasure.”  –Connie Hill  Eddie and Connie Hill have been creating child and family portraiture for more than twenty years, offering beautiful photographic wall art and hand-painted pieces. So, what sets them apart from all the other photographers? It's simple. The Hills are true portrait artists. In a field that has been inundated…

Music in Her Soul

How did you get started in this business?  I’ve been singing for as long as I can remember. My parents told me that when I was 3 years old, I would remember song lyrics super easily and I was constantly singing something. My first performance was when I was 5 years old, and I sang at a fair. I was 11…

Remembering Fun Family Times

Alys Beach is a seaside community located along the Gulf of Mexico on Florida’s panhandle coast, six miles east of Seaside on the scenic Highway 30A. It's a new urban community that combines the harmonious forms of Bermudan architecture with the character of courtyard living. According to, the vision for Alys Beach embraces a commitment to architectural excellence and a…

How to Set Your Kids Up for Success

 Rebecca Frizzell  + Co-owner of Primrose School of Cool Springs   + Mom 

Paw Patrol

What is your background? I’ve been the senior manager of community relations with the Nashville Predators for eight years. I really wanted a dog, but with my crazy schedule, it was hard to have one. When I found out we could have a team dog that I could bring to the office every day, it was perfect.

Five Ice Cream Shops to Visit Before Summer Ends

Nothing tastes more like summer than some good, creamy cold ice cream. Make sure to hit these favorites!

Kids and Pets!

Summer freedom is drawing to a close, and the school bells will be ringing any day now. (Shhh, I’m secretly excited, but don’t tell my kids.) Since we dedicated an issue to both the men and women of our community earlier this year, it would only be right to celebrate some of our cutest residents: kids … Continued

August 2019 Around Town

City Opens Online Registration for Blue Bin Recycling The City of Franklin recently approved the use of blue roll-out containers to replace blue bag recycling beginning in 2020. Citizens can register online to receive their blue bins in January 2020 at Customers need their address and 10-digit utility bill account number. Those who opt-in for the new … Continued

CMA Fest Supporting Music Education in its 48th Year

CMA Fest is four-day musical event featuring more than 300 artists performing on 11 stages throughout downtown Nashville. Artists donate their time and talent so a portion of ticket proceeds can help fund the CMA Foundation's mission of providing students with access to a high-quality music education and providing educators the resources they need to create and … Continued

Local Ribbon Cuttings

Franklin seems to be the location of choice for a new business! Below are just a few of the ribbon cuttings that recently took place. Misty Westebee Photography: The Grilled Cheeserie: Franklin Fine Jewelry:

Franklin and Brentwood Lifestyle Magazines Party at Porsche of Nashville

It was a sell-out crowd at the "Whiskey and Wheels" themed event for Franklin and Brentwood Lifestyle magazines! Thank you to the following sponsors:  Porsche of Nashville Big Machine Vodka  Pork Belly Farmhouse  Nama Sushi Bar—Brentwood Nashville Selfies

Avenida Cool Springs

Avenida Cool Springs, the new 55-plus active adult lifestyle community located on Mallory Station Road, welcomed their first residents June 10. Residents were treated to a champagne lunch while exploring their new luxury homes and amenity spaces. Avenida offers a variety of floorplan options and an array of services and amenities, giving active adults the opportunity to simplify … Continued

Safety First!

Summer may be winding down, but with the Tennessee sun still sending temperatures soaring, many are still flocking to the pool in hopes of catching some relief. But did you know that every year, an average of 356 children ages 0-14 drown in pools and spas? According to the CDC, drowning is the number one cause of unintentional deaths in children…

Is Your Dog Dapper?

Meet husband and wife team Jesse and Hannah Davis, owners of Dapper Dog Grooming Co., a mobile pet salon operated out of a large, specifically designed, self-contained van equipped with everything needed to give your pooch or kitty a bath and haircut.

Girls on the Run

"Girls on the Run is the only national, physical activity-based, positive youth development program for girls with compelling evidence of program impact."