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Blue Suede Prom is first taste of royalty for couple

Blue Suede Prom is first taste of royalty for couple
Prom Queen Kaye Peltier and Bruce Beltier were married 45 years before they attended their first prom. That occasion came last week for them, when they were chosen Prom Queen and Prom King at Morning Pointe’s Blue Suede Night prom for adults. In addition to royalty, there was a buffet for the event, music from the ...
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Community Foundation issues call for grant applications

Community Foundation issues call for grant applications
The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee has announced its annual call for discretionary grant applications. Nonprofit organizations working to improve the well-being of residents of Middle Tennessee* are eligible and are encouraged to apply. Nonprofit grant guidelines and applications are available at www.cfmt.org. The application deadline is Monday, Aug. 1, 2017. Gra...
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WannaBeatles bring out the barefoot dancers in Brentwood

WannaBeatles bring out the barefoot dancers in Brentwood
The Eddy Arnold Amphitheater in Crockett Park welcomed the WannaBeatles on June 25. The Grammy-nominated, Nashville-based touring band does tribute shows based on The Beatles. Perfect weather and the popular group brought out a good crowd. The WannaBeatles were the fourth act in the Crockett Park summer concert series. The next free concert at Eddy ...
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Prepare for the fair: online entry is open now for competitions

Prepare for the fair: online entry is open now for competitions
Just 40 days from now The 13th Annual Williamson County Fair will bring farm animals, stage shows, cooking and craft competitions and carnival rides to the fairgrounds in south Franklin, and competitive event entries are now open online. Categories for children and adults ranging from Agriculture to Creative Arts, Culinary, Cultural Arts, Pageants and Vocal Performance are...
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“Raise the Roofs” parks fundraiser coming in August

“Raise the Roofs” parks fundraiser coming in August
“Raise the Roofs,” an annual fundraiser that raises money for parks improvements, is coming up again this August. The sixth-annual Friends of Franklin Parks “Raise the Roofs” event will include bites from some of Franklin’s favorite restaurants, plenty of equestrian-themed entertainment, and a polo match to cap off the evening, all presented in one of the ...
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Emergency radio network to operate 24 hours on batteries

Emergency radio network to operate 24 hours on batteries
Members of the Williamson County Amateur Radio Emergency Service (WCARES) will be participating in the national Amateur Radio Field Day, a 24-hour radio exercise on Saturday, June 24, at the Williamson County Public Safety Center. Since 1933, amateur radio operators across North America have established temporary radio stations in public locations during Field Day to showc...
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Jason Eskridge headlines 14th Blackberry Jam music festival

Jason Eskridge headlines 14th Blackberry Jam music festival
The 14th Annual Blackberry Jam  returns to the Boyd Mill Farm southwest of Franklin on Saturday, June 24, featuring music all day capped with acclaimed soul artist Jason Eskridge. The festival also features bluegrass and blues, with bluegrass favorite Irene Kelley and Piedmont Blues masters MSG Acoustic Blues Trio, and nine other artists bringing their gifts ...
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Pure Prairie League packs Franklin Theatre

Pure Prairie League packs Franklin Theatre
By DAVID WITTENBERG The Country/Rock group Pure Prairie League has a roster of country rock hit songs from the ’70s, and a list of alumni some 40-plus names long, including Vince Gill. The group was in town last week and performed to an enthusiastic sell-out Franklin Theatre audience Friday, June 16.        “Its nice to ...
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Wine Down Main Street now selling tickets online

Wine Down Main Street now selling tickets online
Online ticket sales are now open for this fall’s Wine Down Main Street, a unique wine tasting event that takes place along Historic Main Street in downtown Franklin. The event is 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4. Streets are closed to traffic; wines, beers and spirits, provided by Lipman Brothers, are poured in the ...
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