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Ferntop Nature Preschool

EDUCATION Ferntop Nature Preschool Nature’s World at a Child’s Fingertips By Shari Lacy Robert Louis Stevenson once said, “The world is so full of a number of things, I’m sure we should all be as happy as kings.”  It certainly is full of many things these days.  Not all are great for the soul and [...]

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EVENT SPOTLIGHT: The Big Five

Stay in the mix with these Williamson County “must attend” events compiled by Polly Douse Bibb Main Street Festival Presented by Xfinity, the MSF takes place in historic downtown Franklin on April 25 – 26. Saturday, April 25, opens at 10 a.m. and closes at 10 p.m.  Sunday, April 26, opens at 11 a.m. and [...]

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The Profile: Nancy Jones

THE PROFILE: Nancy Jones Honoring Local Legend, George Jones By Will Jordan As you push the button at the front gate to the Jones’ house in Franklin, George Jones’ famous melody, “He Stopped Loving Her Today,” pours through the tiny security speaker. It’s a haunting reminder that the legendary country singer is no longer with [...]

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Restaurant Spotlight: Drake’s

Come Play at Drake’s, Eatery for All Ages By Vicki Stout “Drake’s is like Disneyland for adults,” says Chas Villanova, general manager of the Cool Springs eatery nestled between Starbucks and Carrabba’s in Thoroughbred Village.  The 184-seat establishment has four expansive paned glass “garage” doors that open to the parking lot to create the perfect [...]

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YOUTH EVENT SPOTLIGHT

Students Demonstrate How the Kids Rock Nashville Marathon is done By Shari Lacy Edmondson Elementary School Physical Education teacher Daniel Quesenberry’s enthusiasm for what students at Edmondson Elementary School are accomplishing is obvious.  With the largest student participation numbers of any other elementary school, Edmondson has something to shout about.   “As a PE teacher, [...]

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BEYOND OUR DOMAIN: Barnsley Resort

By Vicki Stout My travel bucket list is bottomless.  My worn and bedraggled copy of 1,000 Places to See Before You Die is in permanent residence on my bedside table. So many destinations; way too little time left. Because my list is infinity based, it’s rare that I re-visit places I’ve been.  Not because I [...]

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BEHIND EVERY GREAT SONG

By Will Jordan It’s a Wednesday afternoon and Quintavious Johnson is sitting at the dining room table in his grandmother, Shirley Ann’s home in Franklin. While his younger brothers are lounging and watching cartoons, “Quin” is listening to his new single, “App for Your Love,” on an iPhone with his manager, Jana Officer. He’s hoping [...]

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A DAY IN THE LIFE: Ellie Westman Chin

A DAY IN THE LIFE: Ellie Westman Chin By Polly Bibb Douse Ellie Westman Chin arrived in Franklin, Tennessee during the summer of 2014 to serve as the President and CEO of the Williamson County Convention and Visitors Bureau (WCCVB).  Settling into her new role, Chin’s feet have not missed a step.  During her first [...]