Community

Star Bright Players will stage two matinees, two evening performances of Lion King Jr.

Star Bright Players will stage two matinees, two evening performances of Lion King Jr.
WILLIAMSON COUNTY PARKS AND RECREATION The Williamson County Parks and Recreation Department’s award-winning children’s theatre group, the Star Bright Players, presents Disney’s The Lion King Jr. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, June 29-July 1. Watch the African savannah come to life as Simba, Rafiki and friends journey from Pride Rock to the jungle and back ...
Read more

Highlights of the 4th Williamson, Inc. Transportation Summit include update on Mack Hatcher, analysis of failed transit vote

Highlights of the 4th Williamson, Inc. Transportation Summit include update on Mack Hatcher, analysis of failed transit vote
PHOTO: Beth Lothers, a county commissioner representing Nolensville, speaks about pathways in Nolensville to a panel of Franklin city officials during Williamson Inc.’s fourth transportation summit on Tuesday, June 19, 2018. / Brooke Wanser By BROOKE WANSER During the county Chamber of Commerce’s annual transportation summit on Tuesday, city and regional leaders discussed...
Read more

Parks and Rec outdoor swimming pools will be open on July 4

Parks and Rec outdoor swimming pools will be open on July 4
WILLIAMSON COUNTY PARKS AND RECREATION Williamson County Parks and Recreation announced Tuesday that the department’s four outdoor pools and Splash Park will be open on Independence Day, from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. ,Wednesday, July 4, 2018 (weather permitting). Outdoor pools are located at: The Franklin Recreation Complex, 1120 Hillsboro Rd., Franklin; The Longview Recreatio...
Read more

Blackberry Jam is back this weekend to benefit Hard Bargain Association

Blackberry Jam is back this weekend to benefit Hard Bargain Association
The 15th annual Blackberry Jam Music Festival, presented by Scout’s Pub, is bringing a diverse line-up of musicians together from noon to 10 p.m. Saturday, June 23, 2018 at Boyd Mill Farm , 3395 Blazer Road, Franklin. This year’s headliner is Grammy-winning multi-instrumentalist and Hall of Fame legend Charlie McCoy. Charlie has performed with musicians including Elvis Pre...
Read more

Glen Campbell family members, band member, and friends headline Studio Tenn tribute

Glen Campbell family members, band member, and friends headline Studio Tenn tribute
Glen Campbell’s daughter Ashley, and his sons, Cal and Shannon, are part of The Glen Campbell Legacy: A Tribute to the Rhinestone Cowboy. // STUDIO TENN STUDIO TENN GRAMMY Award-winning artists Steven Curtis Chapman and Carl Jackson, along with Glen Campbell’s daughter, singer/songwriter Ashley Campbell will headline Studio Tenn’s Legacy Series production of The Glen...
Read more

BOB MCKINNEY: What I know

BOB MCKINNEY: What I know
I know for a fact I have lost at least a couple of readers due to previous installments in which I touched on politics (which may bring my readership, if you don’t count my family, into the single digits), so it is with some reluctance I go there today. But sometimes the material is just too good ...
Read more

Bethlehem UMC’s massive fish fry is just over a month away

Bethlehem UMC’s massive fish fry is just over a month away
The area’s biggest backyard party, with more than 1,800 pounds of fresh catfish, is set for Friday, July 20 in the Grassland community as Bethlehem United Methodist Church hosts the 44th BUMC Fish Fry on the church’s shaded grounds at 2419 Bethlehem Loop Road off Hillsboro Road. Bethlehem’s new minister, Dr. Craig Goff, will be joining the church as senior ...
Read more

Wine Down Main Street advance tickets now on sale for November event

Wine Down Main Street advance tickets now on sale for November event
On Saturday, November 3, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. downtown Franklin comes alive with Wine Down Main Street, a unique wine tasting event that takes place along Historic Main Street in Franklin. The streets are closed to traffic; wines, beers and spirits, provided by Lipman Brothers, are poured in the shops; food samplings are provided by area restaurants; ...
Read more

14th Annual Juneteenth celebrates the end of slavery

14th Annual Juneteenth celebrates the end of slavery
Franklin’s historic McLemore House Museum is the site of the African American Heritage Society’s  14th Annual Juneteenth Celebration, a commemoration of the end of slavery in 1865. Juneteenth is the oldest national commemoration of the end of slavery in the nation. The tradition of the Juneteenth celebration began in Galveston, Texas, on June 19, 1865, ...
Read more

Learn communication strategies for the various stages of Alzheimer’s

Learn communication strategies for the various stages of Alzheimer’s
WILLIAMSON COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY Communication is more than just talking and listening – it’s also about sending and receiving messages through attitude, tone of voice, facial expressions and body language. As people with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia progress in their journey and the ability to use words is lost, families need new ...
Read more

Community Foundation issues call for grant applications by Aug. 1

Community Foundation issues call for grant applications by Aug. 1
COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF MIDDLE TENNESSEE The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee this week 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 ap...
Read more

Men of Harmony sing for the love of music

Men of Harmony sing for the love of music
PHOTO: The Men of Harmony perform their a cappella barbershop tunes at Spring Hill Public Library on Saturday. By ALEXANDER WILLIS The a cappella group Men of Harmony performed at the Spring Hill Public Library on Saturday to great cheer and applause. Men of Harmony is an all-male a cappella barbershop chorus group that was ...
Read more

UpStander 5K on Aug. 5 will raise money for anti-bullying programs

UpStander 5K on Aug. 5 will raise money for anti-bullying programs
The Friend Foundation, a Spring Hill-based nonprofit dedicated to the fight against the bullying of children is presenting the inaugural UpStander 5K run on Aug. 5 at Crockett Park in Brentwood. All proceeds go towards our “Friends to the Rescue” initiative that provides support to local schools to help prevent and stop bullying. The USATF Certified Course ...
Read more