Covering the Cost of Aging

Ensuring the quality of a long, healthy life is not always easy. In fact, according to, about 70% of individuals older than 65 will require at least some type of long-term care services during their lifetime. Individuals who require long-term care are not always "sick" in the traditional sense but are unable to perform two of the six activities of daily living such…

The House that wasn’t a Home

Nashville’s Parnassus Books co-owner and bestselling author Ann Patchett’s latest novel, The Dutch House (Sept. 24), drops readers into a sprawling mansion full of strained family connections. As World War II comes to an end, Cyril Conroy catapults his family from poverty to enormous wealth as he builds his real estate empire. To celebrate his success, he purchases the Dutch House, an opulent…

Make Your Dream Closet a Reality

Sandra Sokol and her husband, Mark, were looking for a business where they could use both of their individual skills. With her background in design and his in installation, Closets by Design was the perfect fit.

Summer Fruit Surplus?

Simple enough to make at home and tasty enough to please your family, this recipe for Mixed Berry Cobbler is a great way to use your surplus of summer produce. It also features ingredients that are likely already stocked in most pantries and freezers, including brown sugar and orange juice. 

Turning of the Seasons

Earth, Wind and Fire sang about it. Neil Diamond sang about it. Even Frank Sinatra sang about it. September! I can think of a good 20 songs about the month of September. So what is it about this time of year that makes us want to sing about it? September marks the end of summer … Continued

September 2019 Around Town

Shellnut Insurance Opens New Office Shellnut Insurance is a family-owned, independent insurance agency that has been providing auto, home, life and business insurance for 25 years. They opened their new office at 130 Seaboard Lane, Suite A-5 in Cool Springs. Not only did they expand their business, but they also expanded their family! Insurance producer, Gavin Shellnut, married … Continued

County Historian Rick Warwick Discusses Latest Book

Library patrons were treated to a tour – a pictorial tour that is – through Rick Warwick’s latest book, North and East of Franklin’s Public Square: A Pictorial Tour. The Williamson County historian has more than 20 books to his name on local history. He’s lived in Franklin since 1970, and has collected locally-made furniture … Continued

Makeup Artist to the Stars

Paula Turner has been a makeup artist for 25 years. She started in the business long before social media and websites were the norm. After a stint at a makeup counter department store in London that provided her excellent hands-on training, she decided to go out on her own to pursue her makeup career. After moving to Nashville, she hit the pavement herself calling…

Hair Art

Female franchised and run, Blo Dry Bar is different from other salons. With its fun, modern and lively environment, the team at Blo is focused on great, consistent results. You know what you are getting when you walk in. All hair services come with a wash, dry and style with seven signature styles to choose from. Blo’s chosen products use only non-harsh chemicals in…