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LIFESTYLE LETTER

APRIL 2019 PUBLISHER

Athena West | athena.west@lifestylepubs.com MANAGING EDITOR

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Going Green

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IF APRIL SHOWERS BRING MAY FLOWERS, THEN WE ALL BETTER BUY BOATS! We've had enough rain in Franklin this winter to set a record. Wait... we did set a record! Mother Nature is fascinating, amazing  and unpredictable. This month at Franklin Lifestyle, we bring you our Eco issue in honor of Earth Day on April 22. We compiled an array of eco-conscious people and places making a difference right here in Franklin—food trucks, farm-to-table restaurants and donations all presented to you with an eco-friendly twist.  Whether or not you have a green thumb, we hope the stories in these pages invoke feelings of gratitude for the wonderful world we live in—and the wonderful people in our community who strive to sustain it. Happy spring!

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INSIDE THE ISSUE APRIL 2019

FEATURES 18 Improving Communities Mars Plan for Sustainability

22 Graceworks Ministries Donating from the Heart

26 Food for the Soul Chef Reuben Silva Adds to the Restaurant Landscape

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30 A Taste of ‘the Big Easy’ in Franklin Peek Inside Snoballs’ Food Truck

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DEPARTMENTS 6

Lifestyle Letter

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Good Times

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Around Town

18

Animal Kingdom

26 Hot Spot 30 Driver’s Notebook 34 Local Limelight 38 Lifestyle Calendar 42 DIY


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FIRST TENNESSEE FOUNDATION CONTRIBUTES $100,000 TOWARD FOOD SECURITY IN NASHVILLE First Tennessee Foundation recently presented the Nashville Food Project with a $100,000 grant to support the organization’s efforts to serve and nourish the Nashville community. The contribution will support the construction of the nonprofit’s newly opened, expanded facility, its operational and maintenance reserves, as well as the purchase of a new food truck.  The Nashville Food Project works to alleviate hunger in our city through its collaborative meals program and community-centered gardens,  bringing  people together to grow, cook and share nourishing food.

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MANY COMPANIES TODAY ARE TAKING INTO ACCOUNT THE IMPACT THEIR BUSINESS PRACTICES ARE HAVING ON THE ENVIRONMENT AND TRYING TO FIND SOLUTIONS THAT SUPPORT SUSTAINABLE GROWTH.  One company that has taken this to heart is Mars. A family-owned business that has  operations around the globe, Mars has devised a plan that can improve the world now and in the future. Mars' Sustainable in a Generation Plan, launched in September 2017, is focused on  business practices that support the planet and have a positive social impact. In order to achieve this, the company has chosen to apply its

five

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to act as a good corporate citizen, minimize our impact on the environment and use the natural resources of our planet wisely and  efficiently. Mars has always sought to create mutual benefits for our business and the people and communities whose lives we touch.”  Mars has identified three pillars that are essential drivers of sustainable growth: Healthy Planet – with the goal of reducing our environmental impacts in line with what science says is necessary to keep the planet healthy, focusing on climate action, water  stewardship and land management. Thriving People – with the goal of meaningfully improving the working lives of 1  million people in our value chain to enable them to thrive, focusing on increasing income, respecting human rights and unlocking opportunities for women.

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Waltham Centre for Pet Nutrition® Dog Play Area (Leicestershire, UK)

PEDIGREE® pet food production line – Mars Petcare Site (Birstall, UK)

Nourishing Well-Being – with the goal of advancing

According to the company, the new corporate office will

science, innovation and marketing in ways that help bil-

rely on windmill energy production to compensate for

lions of people and their pets lead healthier, happier lives.

25 percent of the facilities’ energy consumption. The

One example of this philosophy is the Better Cities for

new building will also be LEED certified. And all of

Pets program. Piloted in Franklin in 2017, it assists cities in

the Petcare facilities are zero-waste to landfill locally,

becoming pet-friendly, thus allowing for more people to

not just in Franklin.

reap the benefits of pet ownership. The four focus areas are shelters, homes, parks and businesses. Thanks to a coordinated effort between the Downtown Franklin

Association

and

the Williamson

Making these changes hasn’t been easy, but Mars feels that new, innovative approaches are needed to mitigate the numerous problems facing the environ-

County

ment. Of course, it also takes cooperation from others to

Convention & Visitors Bureau, more than 90 businesses

put these ideas into action, so they’re continually build-

have taken part by having a shared pet code of conduct,

ing new partnerships and action-oriented coalitions to

consistent signage and in-store education. The city also

find breakthrough solutions to sustainable growth.

now has pet waste stations which encourage visitors to bring their pets with them. Mars US Petcare, currently headquartered in Franklin, will be moving to a new location in town within the year.

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According to Mars, “We're focused on implementing changes in a way that has a positive benefit not just for Mars but for the communities where our associates live and work, and for society at large.”


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T H E

H E A R T HEALING FOR THE SOUL ARTICLE LINDA DOHSE | PHOTOGRAPHY TERESA GINN

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Valencia Breckenridge, president and CEO


TUCKED AWAY IN TWO SMALL BUILDINGS IN SOUTH FRANKLIN, AND AN SO

ONE

IN

FAIRVIEW,

ORGANIZATION MUCH

CARE,

IS

PROVIDING COMPASSION

AND LOVE FOR ITS NEIGHBORS IN WILLIAMSON COUNTY, IT CAN LITERALLY TAKE YOUR BREATH AWAY. Yes, Williamson County,  the seventh richest county in the United States and also the wealthiest when it comes to helping neighbors in need. Meet GraceWorks Ministries, founded in 1995 when concerned area residents and  faith leaders came together and decided Williamson County needed a central place where people could go for help with food, clothing  and financial assistance. Church resources combined with private and public sectors, and GraceWorks was born. Today, GraceWorks has expanded upon these relationships to establish a referral  network with other agencies providing help for immediate and long-term needs. GraceWorks consists of four programs making up the a cronym F.I.S.H. —  F amily Support, Instructional

Programs,

Seasonal

Needs and Hunger Prevention. 9,722 Williamson County neighbors were served by the GraceWorks program this past fiscal year (July 2017 – June 2018).

FAMILY SUPPORT ++ 516 households in threat of eviction received financial assistance ++ 1,534

households

received

financial assistance to keep heat, water and other essentials on ++ 197 homeless neighbors were provided temporary shelter or transportation to a shelter

INSTRUCTIONAL

SEASONAL NEEDS

HUNGER PREVENTION

PROGR AMS ++ 4,021 ++ 60-plus

families

received

multiple weeks of free financial guidance mentoring ++ 183 mentor instructional hours provided to families in need

people

received

++ 8,665 neighbors received food

Christmas gifts through the holiday program, the Manger

++ 5,081

food

carts

left

GraceWorks for food pantries to ++ 2,400 children given back-

fill neighbors’ kitchens

packs filled with school supplies ++ 10 community mobile food ++ 446 families received free tax

pantries filled 6,900 trunks of

preparation, providing $304,983

food for neighbors in Franklin,

in returns

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“EIGHT Y-NINE PERCENT OF EVERY DONATION TO GR ACEWORKS WENT DIRECTLY INTO PROGR AMS THIS PAST YEAR, THANKS IN LARGE PART TO THE GENEROUS WORK OF VOLUNTEERS WHO DONATED 88,678 HOURS, CHANGING NOT ONLY THE LIVES OF NEIGHBORS, BUT THEIR OWN LIVES AS WELL.”

“GraceWorks formed because we had a problem to solve. A person had to go to many different churches and service

GraceWorks,” says Valencia Breckenridge, GraceWorks' president and CEO.

organizations to get help," says Alicia Bell, GraceWorks’

GraceWorks is a United Way of Williamson County

director of development. "We are blessed to inherit the

agency and a member of Community Foundation of

wise solution our founders imagined nearly 25 years ago.

Middle TN, Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle TN,

Now we have two community centers where someone in

Williamson County Chamber of

need can access many different resources simultaneously.

Commerce and the Center for Non

This type of wraparound care is now recognized as some of

profit Management.  GraceWorks

the most effective and preventative work we can do to alle-

Ministries received a four-star

viate poverty, and our community had been doing it for 24

rating from Charity Navigator,

years.” GraceWorks West opened its doors five years ago,

the most-utilized charity eval-

with a poverty rate more than double that of Williamson

uator in America. It has also

County; 8.3 percent and 3.9 percent, respectively.

earned the 2018 Platinum Seal

Fairview: 9:30 a.m. –2:30 p.m.

of Transparency from GuideStar,

Monday through Friday and

GraceWorks Thrift Stores raised more than $1 million for GraceWorks programs this past fiscal year.

which

Every item purchased helps change the lives of your

on 2.5 million nonprofit orga-

Williamson County neighbors.

nizations. Both ratings are the

“GraceWorks is a place where neighbors who can

provides

information

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Kitchen culture has always come naturally to Reuben Sliva. Since age 16, he knew he wanted to be a chef. Now more than 20 years later and in the deep end of his 30s, Reuben has a lot to show for it: years of experience as a sous chef in fine dining in Florida with James Beard recognition, experience building his own catering business, and the honor of having his own restaurant—Reuben’s Smokehouse—named fourth best barbecue in the country by TripAdvisor, an accolade magnified by stories of his superlative smokehouse on CNN and Fox News. “It got crazy really fast after that,” Reuben recalls. “Lines wrapped around the building. I was smoking 600 pounds of meat a day, and a lot of times we were sold out even before dinner.” With success like that, Reuben clearly could have stayed put in Florida. Extended family is to thank for the fact that he and his wife, Erin, decided to move to Franklin in the summer of 2018. Having visited our area for years, the Slivas decided that Williamson County with our excellent public schools was the right place to raise their own family, four daughters, ages 5, 8, 10 and 13. Cool Springs was also the perfect place to launch Reuben’s newest venture, Franklin Soul. Named for the family’s life-changing decision to move here and for their deep Christian faith, Franklin Soul was meant from the get-go to offer family-friendly, affordable food—Southern eclectic at its best. “I wanted to still do barbecue,” Reuben says, “but not be pinned as a barbecue place.” Mission accomplished: Since its opening on Oct.

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1, 2018, Franklin Soul has offered not just barbecue, but soul food and Cajun cooking as well, all made from scratch and served hot and fresh in a friendly environment. The barbecue brisket is the most popular dish, but the meatloaf is not far behind. A good number of local craft beers are on tap as well with a full bar coming soon. Stop in and check out Franklin Soul for yourself, or have Reuben and his team come to you for catering events.

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baconwrapped meatloaf INGREDIENTS ++ 5 pounds ground beef ++ 5 eggs ++ 1 cup green pepper, minced ++ 1 cup onion, minced ++ 1 1/2 cups Ritz cracker crumbs ++ 1 1/2 cups ketchup ++ 1/2 tablespoon salt ++ 1/2 tablespoon black pepper ++ 1 cup brown sugar ++ 1/2 tablespoon granulated garlic ++ 1 pound bacon DIRECTIONS Mix all ingredients except bacon. Divide and form into two loaves. Cut bacon pieces in half. Lay pieces across the loaves until covered, approximately 8 halves per loaf. For the Sauce: Mix equal parts of your favorite smokey barbecue sauce or Franklin Soul house sauce with the same amount of ketchup.  Bake the loaves on a greased sheet pan at 350 degrees for 45-60 minutes* or until the center is 165 degrees. Slice, sauce, eat. Happy loafing! *All ovens vary slightly. Check on meatloaves every 20 minutes, starting at 20 minutes.   Bacon-Wrapped Meatloaf

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BLINK AND YOU’LL OVERLOOK TCHOUPITOULAS STREET SNOBALLS  WHEN  COMING IN AND OUT OF DOWNTOWN FRANKLIN. Located in the parking lot of Franklin Automotive Repair, 307 Fifth Ave. N, this food trailer, made to look like a street cart, serves Snoballs, handmade New Orleans treats.  Owner Mike Broussard missed this sweet taste of home, where people flocked to their favorite stands to enjoy the cold confections in hot weather. There was nothing like it in Franklin, and he saw an opportunity to open a food cart serving something different. “Tchoupitoulas” is an old New Orleans street name, after the local Native Indians. It had the very first Snoball stand,  Hansen’s Sno-Bliz, started by Ernest and Mary Hansen in 1939 and still operates today. Ernest invented the first ice shaving machine, and Mary made flavored syrups. Inside the truck, the centerpiece is the ice shaving machine, and not much has changed since Hansen’s design. Cranking the machine’s sharp blades, Mike shaves the old-fashioned square block of ice into fluffy, soft shavings, like powdered snow. It’s not to be mistaken for a snow cone with its crunchy ice. A cup is filled  halfway with soft  shavings then covered with a generous amount of the finest Louisiana cane sugar syrup, flavored with natural oils and extracts. Then, another layer of shavings and more syrup is added until the shavings are soaked through. The 33 flavors on offer—jewel-tone

Regular favorite Snoballs:

colors in glass bottles—make it a difficult choice. Flavors can be mixed.

1 2 3

Chocolate cream Café au lait Pina colada

Tchoupitoulas Street Snoballs is open from noon to 6 p.m. most days, except for inclement weather, from April 1 to Sept. 30. Check opening times on Facebook and Twitter.

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Relief LABCANNA HELPS IN THE FIGHT AGAINST PAIN AND ILLNESS

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“CURRENT STUDIES SHOW CBD HAS POWERFUL ANTI-INFLAMMATORY, ANTIANXIETY AND ANTI-DEPRESSANT QUALITIES.” WITH 500-PLUS PRODUCTS ABLE TO BE MADE FROM

CBD. LabCanna manufactures a range of products, from

HEMP PLANTS, MEDICAL RESEARCHERS MAY BE ONLY

pure CBD isolate to full lines of tinctures, topicals and

BEGINNING TO DISCOVER ITS HEALTH BENEFIT APPLI-

edible products. By manufacturing products with THC

CATIONS. However, innovative leaders of one Nashville com-

(tetrahydrocannabinol) that are under the legal limit of 0.3

pany, LabCanna, are matching those discoveries with new

percent THC, Josh says there are no psychoactive effects

product creations to provide therapeutic respite from a variety

from consuming the products.

of health conditions and chronic illnesses. LabCanna officially started in January 2016 after

Current studies show CBD has powerful anti-inflammatory, anti-anxiety and anti-depressant qualities.

co-founders Joshua Camp and Ian Leadon  participated in

Medical and scientific results indicate CBD also is used

Tennessee’s Industrial Hemp Research Program under the

successfully as seizure treatments, cancer fighter, tumor pre-

federal 2014 Farm Bill. A few months later, Ian met Matt

ventative, sleep aid, neuro-protectant and cognitive enhancer.

Chapman. Because the two instantly connected over the potential behind this medicinal plant, Matt is now LabCanna chief operating officer and partner.

“Additionally, CBD supports healthy heart function, vascular health and gastrointestinal health,” Joshua says. Joshua says the LabCanna teams use both a closed-

In April 2016, LabCanna was awarded Tennessee’s first-ever

loop, super-critical carbon dioxide extraction process

hemp processing license, and its owners recently opened a retail

that creates phase changes from very cold temperatures

store in Nashville located at 1006 Gallatin Ave.

and high pressure and a cryogenic ethanol extraction

Hemp is one of the oldest U.S. domesticated crops and is

process to remove desired components from the plant.

used in hundreds of eco-friendly products, including clothing,

Next, a winterization process removes fats and lipids;

building materials, renewable plastics, food and fuel.

then all residual solvents are removed. Finally, a complex

Joshua says their products work through a healing ingredient called cannabidiol, commonly referred to as

distillation process is used to isolate individual compounds, such as CBD.

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“Not only are our products safe, but they can also be taken by kids and animals. Our bodies are designed with two types of receptors for compounds such as CBD. That means you cannot overdose on CBD, and only small amounts are needed to experience the benefits,” Joshua says. Most people report that between 20 milligrams and 60 milligrams of CBD per day are effective, he says, while anxiety or chronic pain consumers usually would need more. “CBD has roughly a nine-hour half-life in the body, so the initial recommendation is to take it only twice per day,” Joshua says. In the spring of 2017, a study was published in the New England Journal of Medicine that found CBD reduced the number of convulsive seizures in children with Dravet syndrome, a severe and often fatal form of epilepsy. Furthermore, the Epilepsy Foundation states that “some people living with uncontrolled seizures have reported beneficial effects and reduced seizure activity when using medical cannabis, especially strains rich in CBD, or CBD.” LabCanna offers products for humans and pets  in the forms of capsules, supplements, pain creams, salves, foods, tinctures, gummies and skin care products. Joshua says the predominant inquiries they receive are about inflammation, children with epilepsy, Crohn’s disease and multiple scoliosis. He says they recently opened one of the best processing facilities, which will enable international partnerships. “To have helped so many people in such a short time and realized this level of growth is nothing short of a genuine blessing. I don’t go a day without recognizing this path is my God-given mission in life,” he says. 36

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and an extensive silent auction. Tickets

The primary fundraiser for the Frist

are $89 per person, which includes a $30

Center, the gala supports the museum’s

CUMBERLAND HEIGHTS’ ANNUAL ‘REACHING NEW HEIGHTS’ LUNCHEON

gift card to Deacon's New South. Limited

education and outreach programs. The

walk-up tickets will be available the night

2019 Gala will take its thematic inspira-

of the event for $115. NHL.com/predators

tion from the Frist Center’s presentation of Van Gogh, Monet, Degas and Mellon.

Hillwood Country Club

The Cumberland Heights Annual “Reaching New Heights” Luncheon on April 3 will feature Tara Conner, who was crowned Miss USA in 2006 and is a television personality and recovery advocate. The mission of “Reaching New Heights” is to highlight

8 ALTERNATIVE GARDENING: WALLED, WINDING & WETTER WAYS TO GROW Williamson County Main Library

13 RUN FOR THE HEALTH OF IT 5K/8K

the women’s programs at Cumberland

As part of the Garden Talk Series presented

Heights, to raise funds to help women in

by the Williamson County Master Gardeners

Emerging Leaders United, a leader-

treatment and celebrate women living in

Association Speakers Bureau, "Alternative

ship

recovery. CumberlandHeights.org

Gardening" explores unconventional ways

program at United Way of Williamson

to grow plants. Discover options that help

County, is hosting “Run for the Health

mitigate space, time and physical limitations

of It,” the inaugural United Way 5K/8K

both indoors and outside. For more infor-

on Saturday, April 13. The race begins

mation, visit EngagedPatrons.org.

at Franklin Bicentennial Park. Live music

5 PREDATORS FOUNDATION 14TH ANNUAL WINE FESTIVAL & TASTING Bridgestone Arena

The festival will feature more than 225 higher-end wines, beer, a spirits tasting, food samplings from 25 local restaurants

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professional

development

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Hillsboro Road and Third Avenue Franklin

provided by Three Car Garage. For

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For more information, FristCenter.org.


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26 at Carnton. The signature black-tie

WATER LANTERN FESTIVAL

NASHVILLE EARTH DAY

live entertainment. For more information,

The Water Lantern Festival brings

Nashville’s Earth Day Festival is a free,

people together in a magical night

family-friendly event with live entertain-

that includes food, music and beauty

ment throughout the day featuring exhib-

as the lanterns light up the water.

its and hands-on activities aimed at

WaterLanternFestival.com

educating Nashvillians about protecting

Parthenon

Centennial Park

our environment and living green. With

vres and a gourmet dinner, in addition to visit BOFT.org.

27–28 MAIN STREET FESTIVAL

Main Street in Downtown Franklin

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more than 100 family-friendly booths,

The Heritage Foundation of Williamson

hosted by community groups, environ-

County’s

ARBOR DAY CELEBRATION

mental organizations and government

Festival will take place Saturday, April

agencies. For more information, visit

27 and Sunday, April 28. One of the

NashvilleEarthDay.org.

largest events in the Southeast, the

Pinkerton Park

The City of Franklin Parks Department along

with

the

Franklin

Tree

Commission invite you to celebrate Arbor Day.  The event includes tons of fun in the trees with opportunities in tree climbing,  kids’ activities, food, information and free tree

Street

THE BATTLE OF FRANKLIN TRUST LEGACY DINNER

WilliamsonHeritage.org/events.

Carnton

ages Carnton and Carter House, will

call 615.794.2103.

host its Legacy Dinner on Friday, April

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about 100,000 for a fun-filled weekend of

The Battle of Franklin Trust, which man-

more

Annual

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information,

For

36th

festival is expected to draw a crowd of

email parksinfo@franklintn.gov  or

saplings.

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affair will feature cocktails, hors d’oeu-

music, arts and crafts, food and children’s activities. For more information, visit


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DIY

going green REUSE YOUR WAY TO SUSTAINABLE LIVING

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03 01 Silicone straws + straw squeegee, SoftyStraw.com, $11.99 (via Amazon) | 02 Bamboo straws, BambuHome.com, $10 | 03 Twin set straight and curved glass straws + brush, SimplyStraws.com, $19.50

BAGS 01

02

03 01 Baggu reusable grocery bag, Bando.com, $10 | 02 French market basket, WellEarthGoods.com, $60 | 03 Cotton canvas tote bag, CottonAndCanvasCo.com, $18.99

BOTTLES 01

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03 01 Paradise S’well water bottle, SwellBottle.com, $50 | 02 H20 fruit infusion water bottle, Amazon.com, price varies | 03 Yeti Rambler vacuum water bottle, REI.com, $40

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