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Workshops will help agencies and nonprofits apply for parks grants

Workshops will help agencies and nonprofits apply for parks grants
The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) announced on Monday that the 2018 grant cycle for the Local Parks and Recreation Fund, the Land and Water Conservation Fund, and the Recreational Trails Program. TDEC’s Division of Recreational Educational Services will host three workshops across the state on Nov. 28-30 to assist communities interested in the...
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Hero Hangout at Children’s Hospital features food trucks and super heroes

Hero Hangout at Children’s Hospital features food trucks and super heroes
The first-ever “Hero Hangout” will bring kids up-close-and-personal with some of their favorite hero and princess characters on the Williamson Medical Center campus in Franklin on Friday, October 27. It’s FREE to attend, and runs from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. The “Hero Hangout” festivities will all happen at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital Vanderbilt at ...
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Cars, crafts coming to Ag Expo at 27th Holiday Craft Show

Cars, crafts coming to Ag Expo at 27th Holiday Craft Show
WILLIAMSON COUNTY PARKS AND RECREATION The 27th annual Holiday Craft Show and 14th annual Kris Kringle Kar Klassic is coming up on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 11 and 12, 2017, at the Williamson County Ag Expo Park arena, 4215 Long Ln. This annual family event is presented by the Williamson County Parks and Recreation Department and features an ...
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Symphony will perform new music in free Composers Lab and Workshop program

Symphony will perform new music in free Composers Lab and Workshop program
Free tickets are available for the Nashville Symphony’s Composer Lab & Workshop, featuring new music by four up-and-coming composers selected from a nationwide call for submissions. The program is 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017, at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center, featuring the Nashville Symphony conducted by Giancarlo Guerrero. Free tickets are available to the...
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Memphis TV co-anchor will sign her book at two Saturday events

Memphis TV co-anchor will sign her book at two Saturday events
  Katina Rankin, author of her first children’s chapter book and a popular Memphis TV anchor, will read and sign her book at two free Williamson County events on Saturday, Oct. 21. Rankin’s first appearance will be at 11 a.m. at the McLemore House African-American History Museum to introduce community kids to “Up North, Down South: City ...
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Brightstone raises $113,000 with tournament at Governors Club

Brightstone raises $113,000 with tournament at Governors Club
BRIGHTSTONE The “18 Holes for Special Souls” Jim Hinton Memorial Golf Benefit attracted 38 golfers and 25 support partners, raising more than $113,000 to support programs that provide essential job training and life enhancing opportunities for adults with special needs in the community. While most events invite golfers on the green for a pay-to-play fee, ...
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Mercy Community Healthcare dinner focuses on behavioral health

Mercy Community Healthcare dinner focuses on behavioral health
MERCY COMMUNITY HEALTHCARE For the first time ever, Mercy Ccmmunity Healthcare is holding a fundraising dinner dedicated to the importance of behavioral health, including stories of hope and faith from people who have overcome adversity through the power of prayer and love. The inaugural Mercy Prayer Dinner, to be held Friday, Nov. 3 at St. Phillip’s Church ...
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Heritage Foundation will doubly celebrate 50 years of preservation work

Heritage Foundation will doubly celebrate 50 years of preservation work
HERITAGE FOUNDATION OF FRANKLIN AND WILLIAMSON COUNTY The Heritage Foundation of Franklin and Williamson County has announced its 50-year anniversary celebration event, which will take place on Sunday, Nov. 12 at the Franklin Theatre. Two performances and receptions will be held, highlighting the organization’s rich history, along with the many preservation projects and ev...
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Food Truck Friday is back this week at Williamson Medical Center

Food Truck Friday is back this week at Williamson Medical Center
WILLIAMSON MEDICAL CENTER Williamson Medical Center has been helping the Franklin area answer the tough question, “What should I do for lunch?” with its popular “Food Truck Friday” series. On Friday, Oct. 20, the trucks will return to the WMC campus from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., bringing a diverse selection of options. Scheduled to appear ...
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After Nashville Mayor announces $5 billion transportation plan, Williamson County hosts transportation summit, asks leaders to brainstorm best solutions

After Nashville Mayor announces $5 billion transportation plan, Williamson County hosts transportation summit, asks leaders to brainstorm best solutions
Urban Design & Transportation Practice Builder Troy Russ with Kimley Horn, speaks at the Williamson County Transportation Summit on Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017/ /Photo by Brooke Wanser. By BROOKE WANSER It seemed like good timing that Nashville Mayor Megan Barry announced her $5.2 billion transportation plan on Tuesday, the day before Williamson County’s third annual tran...
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Sping Hill MOMS working to stock up Center for Hope shelter

Sping Hill MOMS working to stock up Center for Hope shelter
The Spring Hill chapter of MOMS Club International is accepting donations for the Center of Hope through the end of the month of October. The Center of Hope is a nonprofit organization based in Maury County that advocates against domestic abuse, sexual assault, stalking and human trafficking. They provide shelter, counseling, resources, case management and ...
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Goddard School diaper drive helps hurricane victims, local families

Goddard School diaper drive helps hurricane victims, local families
Families with children attending The Goddard School in Franklin (Cool Springs) collected 25,000 diapers for hurricane relief and for local families in need. In addition, on Thursday afternoon the chief executive officer of the National Diaper Bank Network will be at the school to accept a check for $2,000 for hurricane relief, which is just half ...
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Franklin’s Old Glory DAR chapter is 120 years old

Franklin’s Old Glory DAR chapter is 120 years old
DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION Franklin’s Old Glory Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution last week celebrated their 120th anniversary, honoring former leaders and placing flowers on the grave of the founder. Founded in 1897 by Franklin resident Susie Gentry, the chapter has actively promoted education, historic preservation, and patriotism, throughout...
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Loved ones affected by cancer spur women to start first Nashville-area Race to Cure Sarcoma

Loved ones affected by cancer spur women to start first Nashville-area Race to Cure Sarcoma
By BROOKE WANSER A month after graduating from Fred J. Page High School in 2015, 18-year-old Matt Fornero was diagnosed with rhabdomyosarcoma, a type of cancer usually diagnosed in children that affects the muscles. His mother, Jayme Fornero, said doctors discovered a tumor in his testicle, from which the cancer spread to his abdomen and ...
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Spring Hill’s Molly Wells represents class on Homecoming Court

Spring Hill’s Molly Wells represents class on Homecoming Court
MISSISSIPPI STATE UNIVERSITY Molly Wells of Spring Hill will be representing the Mississippi State University’s junior class at homecoming festivities this weekend in Starkville, Mississippi. She was chosen in campus-wide elections to be one of eight class maids on the homecoming court, and will be presented formally during halftime on Saturday [Oct. 21] of the MSU v...
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The Well Outreach seeks volunteers for trick or treating for food, other fall events

The Well Outreach seeks volunteers for trick or treating for food, other fall events
The Well Outreach is seeking individuals, families, small groups, churches, and businesses to help provide food to those in the Spring Hill/Thompson’s Station/College Grove/Northern Columbia community through a couple of different Fall holiday activities. For Halloween, The Well Outreach is asking groups to collect non-perishable items that will then be distributed to thos...
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Mayor praises Friends of Library for improvements, programs

Mayor praises Friends of Library for improvements, programs
Mayor Rick Graham and the Spring Hill Board of Mayor and Aldermen have joined Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam in proclaiming the week of Oct. 15 – 21, 2017, as Friends of the Library Week. In making this proclamation, Graham encouraged residents of Spring Hill to express their personal appreciation to members of the Friends for their work in ...
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Grassland Gallop 6K is next week: Run to help foster kids

Grassland Gallop 6K is next week: Run to help foster kids
The 5th Annual Grassland Gallop 6K race and 2K walk is fast approaching. Runners, walkers, kids and supporters are invited to come join the fun starting at 8 a.m. on Oct. 21 to race, walk or play in support of non-profit Love on Wheels. Love on Wheels provides new suitcases and new basic necessities to foster ...
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