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SUMMER STAYCATIONS: THERE’S NO PLACE LIKE HOME LOCAL BANDS BRING OUT THE SOUNDS OF SUMMER


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AN ENDURING LEGACY Since May 7, 1979, TriStar Hendersonville Medical Center has been providing quality and compassionate care in the legacy of Dr. Thomas Frist, Sr., to the communities we serve. At TriStar Hendersonville, we are continually improving and expanding our service lines, medical staff, technology, facilities and the quality of care we provide for those who choose our hospital for their healthcare needs.

This milestone anniversary is an opportunity to reflect on the contributions HCA Healthcare and TriStar Hendersonville have made in Sumner County, and it is also a time to give thanks. From our family of physicians, staff, employees and Board of Directors, we thank you for trusting us to meet your healthcare needs. We look forward to serving you for another 40 years and beyond.


LIFESTYLE LETTER

JULY 2019 PUBLISHER

Lynn Bowles | lynn.bowles@lifestylepubs.com EDITORIAL COORDINATOR

Rick Murray | rick.murray@lifestylepubs.com CONTRIBUTING WRITERS

Lynn Bowles, Rick Murray

Summer

CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS

Rick Murray

SUMMER IS A MAGICAL SEASON. The kids are out of school, the sunshine seems never-ending and there’s no shortage of adventures that await. It is the time of the year that we celebrate our nation’s independence, host parties for our friends and family and enjoy the laid-back Southern lifestyle. In our July issue, we take a look at summertime in Hendersonville, and we bring you several great vacation ideas that you can explore in your own backyard. For example, we provide you a guide to some historical sites in Sumner County that are both fun and educational. In conjunction, we include an article about an awesome ride that can help you arrive at your destinations in style. To keep the fun rolling, we tell you how you and your family can take a RiverShip Cruise down Old Hickory lake to cool down on a hot summer day. Finally, we help you enjoy our local music scene by telling you about some great local bands who will be performing at area venues throughout the summer.

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There is so much to see and do this month, and we have only scratched the surface of what is out there; however, we hope this issue gets you off to a good start. Happy exploring, Hendersonville and Sumner County. We hope to see you around!

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INSIDE THE ISSUE JULY 2019

FEATURES 16 Style, Horsepower and Comfort The 2019 ROUSH Mustang Has It All

20 There’s No Place Like Home Summer Staycations for Fun and Education

24 Local Bands Bring Out the Sounds of Summer Hot Entertainment is Alive and Well in the “Music” City by the Lake

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30 Beat the Heat with a RiverShip Cruise Summer Fun on Old Hickory Lake with Captain Russ

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DEPARTMENTS 4

Lifestyle Letter

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Good Times

12

Around Town

16

Driver’s Notebook

24 Back Stage 28 Realty Report 30 Locally Owned 34 Lifestyle Calendar


GOOD TIMES 1.

2.

Goddard School Holds Ground-Breaking Ceremony in Gallatin

The Gallatin Chamber of Commerce hosted a ground-breaking ceremony for the Goddard

3.

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School at its new location on Kennesaw Boulevard in Gallatin May 2.

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1. Gallatin Area Chamber of Commerce President/CEO Kim Baker addresses the crowd. | 2. Guests are enjoying the moment during the ground-breaking ceremony for the Goddard School in Gallatin. | 3. Gallatin Mayor Paige Brown offers welcoming remarks. | 4. Dignitaries pose during the Goddard School of Gallatin ground-breaking. | 5. The Goddard School of Gallatin breaks ground. | 6. Gallatin Area Chamber of Commerce President/CEO Kim Baker shares a moment with Goddard School owner Leisa Byars.

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3.

TriStar Hendersonville Medical Center Celebrates 40th Anniversary The TriStar Hendersonville Medical Center hosted a 40th-anniversary celebration at its 355 New Shackle Island campus May 15. The event featured addresses by corporate and local dignitaries as well as facilities tours.

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1. Forty-year veterans Dr. George Murphy, Karol Witherow and Connie Jones display their certificates of recognition. | 2. HCA Healthcare CEO Sam Hazen addresses the crowd. | 3. Chancellor Louis Oliver III addresses the crowd. | 4. Sumner County Executive Anthony Holt speaks at the anniversary celebration. | 5. State Reps. William Lamberth and Johnny Garrett present a proclamation to Hendersonville Medical Center CEO Regina Bartlett. | 6. Hendersonville Medical Center CEO Regina Bartlett offers welcoming remarks. 8

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GOOD TIMES 1.

2.

3.

UPS Store Holds Ribbon Cutting Ceremony The Hendersonville Area Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony for the

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UPS Store located at 170D E. Main St. May 17.

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1. UPS Store owner Stacey Riggins greets a guest. | 2. Guests are all smiles at the ribbon cutting for the UPS Store. | 3. Hendersonville Area Chamber of Commerce President/CEO Kathleen Hawkins shares a moment with Baskin-Robbins owner Teresa Gravele. | 4. Team members and guests celebrate after the ribbon cutting. | 5. The UPS Store holds its ribbon cutting. | 6. Linda Dotson, Lynda Evjen and Stacey Riggins share a moment before the ribbon cutting.

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AROUND TOWN

VOL STATE 'EDUCATE A WOMAN' LUNCHEON RAISES MORE THAN $37,000

House in Gallatin on Saturday, May 4. Among the graduates were 95 adults who were the first to graduate using the TN Reconnect tuition-free col-

The 2019 Educate a Woman luncheon raised more

lege program. Alumnus of the year Bill Sinks gave

than $37,000 to support scholarships for women at

the alumni speech, and Secretary of State Tre

Volunteer State Community College. Bestselling

Hargett delivered the commencement address.

author and syndicated columnist Ronda Rich was the

The Vol State Spring 2019 graduating class had

featured presenter for the sold-out event. A highlight

805 students eligible to earn their degree.

of the luncheon was an emotional video testimonial from student Anedra Moore, who has overcome many challenges to attend college and received scholar-

COUPLE RECEIVES WELCH COLLEGE'S 'STRONG AND COURAGEOUS' AWARD

ship support that is helping make her dream come

Congressman Diane Black and Dr. David Black

true. Since its inception in 2008, Educate a Woman

were presented the Strong and Courageous Award

has raised more than $300,000 for scholarships.

honoring their Christian faith and service in Sumner

VOL STATE HOLDS SPRING 2019 COMMENCEMENT CEREMONY

County, according to Dr. Charles Lea, special assistant to the president. The award was presented during the May 13 second annual Welch College

The spring 2019 Volunteer State Community

Strong and Courageous Banquet, sponsored by

College graduation brought hundreds of students,

Sumner Regional Medical Center and HighPoint

family members and friends to the Pickel Field

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&

Christmas in July Cocktail Party

HolidayFest and F&M Bank are proud to announce our Christmas in July Cocktail Party! Join us as we introduce the community to the 2019 charities who will benefit from this year’s HolidayFest events. This event is an opportunity for the attendees to learn more about and support the many charities we have in Sumner County and enjoy the hospitality of F&M Bank.

2019 Charities Salvus Center, Community Life Bridge, COMPASS, Bows and Ballcaps, Senior Citizens Center, Habitat for Humanity of Sumner County, Sumner County Museum, The Literacy Council of Middle Tennessee, Sumner County Food Bank, Monthaven Arts and Cultural Center, Community Childcare Services, After Breast Cancer (ABC), Make-A-Wish Foundation of Middle Tennessee, Veterans (VFW)

in Gallatin, the sold-out event raised more than $80,000 for student scholarships.

13TH ANNUAL MEMORIAL DAY CLASSIC The 13th annual Memorial Day Classic was held at Drakes Creek Park in Hendersonville on Monday, May 27.  The event consisted of 5K and 15K races which were

Attendees will have the opportunity to purchase tickets for HolidayFest events at early bird pricing and learn about unique marketing opportunities through sponsorships.

run on streets in and around the

This event is free. Festive dress attire requested. Please RSVP to Lynda Evjen at (615) 517-5714 or Info@HolidayFestTN.org

the Memorial Day Classic go to

park. The event also included a 1-mile fun run. All proceeds from the Cumberland Crisis Pregnancy Center. The center is a nonprofit  ministry based in Sumner County that provides counseling and  support to people experienc-

Friday July 19th 6 -8 pm

F&M Bank 221 Indian Lake Blvd Hendersonville, TN

ing unplanned pregnancies.

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DRIVER’S NOTEBOOK

Hot Wheels Make Summer Cruising Fun STYLE, HORSEPOWER AND COMFORT: THE 2019 ROUSH MUSTANG IS HOTTER THAN JULY! THE 2019 FORD ROUSH MUSTANG WITH A STAGE 3 PACKAGE IS REALLY HOTTER THAN JULY, AND WE ALL KNOW HOW HOT IT GETS IN THE MONTH OF JULY HERE. Sold locally at Town & Country Ford in Madison, the ROUSH packages are added onto Mustangs and F series pickups.  The Mustang packages are sold in stages from 1 to 3, with Stage 3 being the most expensive option. Additional performance and appearance items may also be added within each package.  

ARTICLE LYNN BOWLES | PHOTOGRAPHY RICK MURRAY

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The 2019 ROUSH Stage 3 enhancements make the Mustang one of the most powerful cars in America. The package pairs Ford’s 5.0L V8 engine and a ROUSH Phase 1 Supercharger to produce 710 horsepower and 610 foot-pounds of torque, giving it the power to handle any competition, on or off the track.  ROUSH stands behind each 2019 ROUSH Stage 3 Mustang with an industry-leading five-year, 60,000-mile powertrain warranty.  All vehicles are rigorously engineered and tested to prevent problems, but should they occur, owners can rest assured, knowing that Town & Country Ford and ROUSH are there to help. Town & Country Ford 101 Anderson Lane, Madison 615.865.1280, FordNashville.com

KEY ROUSH MUSTANG STAGE 3 CORE COMPONENTS ++ 710-horsepower ROUSHcharged TVS 2650 Supercharger Package ++ Quicksilver Cast 20-Inch Wheels with Continental ExtremeContact Sport Tires ++ Performance 1-Way Coilover Suspension System (Height-Adjustable) ++ Aero Corner Pockets ++ High-Flow Upper Grille with Iconic “3” Badge ++ High-Flow Lower Opening ++ Front Chin Spoiler with Wheel Shrouds ++ Hood Heat Extractors ++ Body Side Scoop ++ Hockey Stripe Graphic with Accent ++ ROUSH Fender Badges ++ “ROUSHcharged” Hood Graphic ++ Rear Blackout Panel with ROUSH Badging ++ Body-Colored Rear Decklid Spoiler ++ Rear Valance Aero Foils ++ ROUSH Front Windshield Banner ++ Stage 3 Serialized Engine Bay Plaque ++ ROUSH License Plate and Frame ++ Hood Strut Lift Assist ++ ROUSH Stage 3 Serialized Dash Plaque ++ ROUSH Design Instrument Gauge Cluster ++ ROUSH Embroidered Floor Mats ++ ROUSH Illuminated Door Sill Plates ++ ROUSH Supplement Owner’s Guide (download) ++ ROUSH Powertrain Supplement Owner’s Guide (download)

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SUMMER STAYCATIONS FOR FUN AND EDUCATION

There’s No Place Like Home

ARTICLE AND PHOTOGRAPHY RICK MURRAY

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SUMMERTIME IS VACATION TIME. It is a time when many folks are eager to travel afar to experience new and exotic locations. However, many people prefer the simpler pleasure of visiting interesting places closer to home. Fortunately, Hendersonville residents have many exciting places to visit right in our backyard. We are blessed to live in a city and a county that contain some of the most historic sites in the nation, all available with just a short drive and low admission fees. In addition to the entertainment value, local historic  sites also offer tremendous educational opportunities to keep younger minds active during their summer break from school. Let’s take a look at three area historic sites that are popular with both locals and tourists.

MANKSER’S STATION Historic Mansker’s Station is located in Goodlettsville adjacent to Moss-Wright Park. The site features two primary attractions, the Bowen Plantation House and a reproduction of the original Mansker’s Fort. The Bowen House, built circa 1787, is a two-story structure that is the oldest standing brick home in Tennessee. The house was constructed for Revolutionary War Capt. William Bowen, and it was the birthplace of William Bowen Campbell, who served as the governor of Tennessee during the mid-1800s. The replica fort depicts a wooden log station that was common throughout Middle Tennessee during the late 1700s. It is particularly popular with children, who get to experience what frontier life was like in a fort. Mansker’s Station also has a Welcome Center that contains a gift shop and a visitors’ museum. In addition to regular operating hours, Mansker’s Station also hosts a variety of special events throughout the year. Historic Mansker’s Station 705 Caldwell Drive, Goodlettsville 615.859.3678 CityOfGoodlettsville.org/114/Manskers-Fort

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THERE’S NO PLACE LIKE HOME

(CON TI N U ED)

ROCK CASTLE Most Hendersonville residents are familiar with Rock Castle, an 18-acre historic property located on the peninsula at the intersection of Indian Lake Road and Rock Castle Lane. Built in the late 1700s by prominent surveyor and Revolutionary War veteran Daniel Smith, Rock Castle stands today as the oldest structure in Middle Tennessee. Along with the original house, Rock Castle is also home to the Smith family cemetery, which contains monuments dating back more than 200 years. Today, Rock Castle is a popular destination in Hendersonville. Each year, it hosts thousands of visitors who attend such events as Sumner Harvest Days, Songwriters’ Nights, a Folk and Bluegrass Festival and the Wonderland Easter Egg Hunt. Along with these public events, Rock Castle is also a popular wedding venue, playing host to more than 25 ceremonies each year. Rock Castle also offers an outdoor performance pavilion and a gift shop. Historic Rock Castle 139 Rock Castle Lane, Hendersonville 615.824.0502, HistoricRockCastle.com

ROSE MONT Historic Rose Mont mansion in Gallatin was built during the 1830s by Josephus Conn Guild, a notable lawyer, judge and politician. Featuring large decorative columns, covered balconies, a sculpted rose garden and an expansive front lawn, Rose Mont is one of the most beautiful and historic properties in Middle Tennessee. During its heyday, the Rose Mont property was the site of a thoroughbred horse and cattle farm that spread out over 500 acres. Today, Rose Mont serves as a popular wedding and event venue, hosting dozens of special occasions each year. Along with the mansion itself, Rose Mont also features a detached ballroom and reception/meeting hall that can accommodate up to 175 guests. These facilities are frequently used to host birthday parties, anniversary celebrations, bridal showers and more. Historic Rose Mont 810 S. Water Ave., Gallatin 615.451.2331, HistoricRoseMont.com 22

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LOCAL BANDS

BACK STAGE

BRING OUT THE SOUNDS OF SUMMER

HOT ENTERTAINMENT IS ALIVE AND WELL IN THE “MUSIC” CITY BY THE LAKE

ARTICLE AND PHOTOGRAPHY RICK MURRAY

THERE’S JUST NOTHING LIKE SUMMERTIME IN HENDERSONVILLE. It is a time when friends and families like to get together and enjoy life at a slower pace. No doubt about it, we all love this time of year. However, summer is not complete without our favorite tunes. While we usually listen to recorded music, there is nothing quite as satisfying as hearing our favorite songs performed live. Fortunately, Middle Tennessee is teeming with places to hear live music. Let’s kick off summer 2019 by taking a look at—or rather a listen to—four popular local artists.

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the bands

» TYME

» ERIK BLUE BAND

Tyme has been one of Hendersonville’s most popular bands

Erik Blue began his foray into the entertainment world at just

since the summer of 2011. Specializing in classic rock ‘n’ roll

9 years old when he first started taking music lessons. When he

music, the band performs regularly at venues all around Middle

turned 16, he began performing professionally as both a vocal-

Tennessee. Tyme is well-known locally for playing the Summer

ist and a musician. Since then, Erik has continued to hone his

Concert Series and the Pumpkin Patch Festivals held at the

performance skills, both with his own band and through guest

Streets of Indian Lake.

appearances with other musicians.

In addition to street festivals, Tyme also plays many other kinds

Erik has been molded by the musical styles of a wide variety of

of gigs, including honky-tonks, private parties and corporate

performers, including Chick Corea, Prince, Stevie Wonder and the

events. However, regardless of the venue, the band always stays

Beatles. These diverse influences have provided Erik with a broad

true to its rock ‘n’ roll roots.

catalog of music that lets him entertain all types of audiences.

“We love to take our audiences on a trip back in time to the great rock songs of the ‘60s and ‘70s,” says lead singer Joel Motel. “The Beatles, the Rolling Stones, the Kinks, the Animals and many other great acts influence our song list to this day.” Together, Joel and his bandmates love to help their audiences

Despite the diversity, however, there are two types of music he enjoys the most. “Jazz and R&B are my band’s specialties,” Erik says. “That being said, I’ve been known to surprise audiences with rock, pop, gospel and country selections,” he adds with a wink.

relive the glory days of AM rock. While their music is particu-

Erik has performed in and around Hendersonville on a

larly appealing to baby boomers, Tyme also enjoys introducing

frequent basis, most recently at the Plaza Grand Reveal

younger crowds to the rhythm and sound of classic rock ‘n’ roll.

Extravaganza at the Streets of Indian Lake.

“Our music is ageless, and it holds an appeal for all gener-

“I love playing at the Streets of Indian Lake,” Erik says. “My

ations,” Joel says. “If you love the songs from the early days of

band caters to people of all ages, and we feel right at home at

classic rock, come on out and take a trip back in time with Tyme!”

the family-friendly venue.”

615.264.2526, TymeRocks.com

Regardless of the venue, Erik is passionate about giving his audience a great musical experience.

UPCOMING PUBLIC PERFORMANCES

“We love what we do, and it shows,” he says. “We make our

AND VENUE:

audience feel like they are part of the performance.”

July 18 and Oct. 5 – Summer Concert Series, Streets of Indian Lake

ErikBlueBand.com/home

THE STREETS OF INDIAN LAKE GRAND PLAZA

UPCOMING PUBLIC PERFORMANCES AND VENUE:

300 Indian Lake Blvd., Hendersonville

July 3, 10 and 17 – Regi Wooten & Friends, Rudy’s Jazz

The Streets of Indian Lake Grand Plaza is a newly remodeled

Room, Nashville

outdoor venue located in one of the most popular shopping and dining districts in Hendersonville. Each Thursday night from

RUDY’S JAZZ ROOM

June to September, the Grand Plaza hosts area bands for free,

809 Gleaves St., Nashville

family-friendly concerts. StreetsOfIndianLake.com

Rudy’s Jazz Room brings the warm spirit and intimate environment of traditional New Orleans-style jazz clubs to Nashville. Located in the Gulch, Rudy’s is the home for some of the best jazz performers around, offering multiple shows and acts each day. RudysJazzRoom.com/home

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BACK STAGE

(CON TI N U ED)

» MIKE CLAIBORNE

» ERIC HOLMGREN

Bass guitarist Mike Claiborne has been performing his music

Country music artist Eric Holmgren first started playing the gui-

for almost 40 years. While he spent most of those years as a

tar in his rural Massachusetts home when he was 6 years old. Even

freelance musician, he finally formed his own band after releas-

then, he realized he had both a gift and a passion for performing.

ing his first album, The Diary Of…, in 2012. Mike has performed with a variety of artists, including tribute acts, event groups and cover bands. He has also played in a

“My first ‘real’ show was performing in the lead role of a musical at the age of 8,” Eric says. “However, I will never forget it. It was my first taste of loving a crowd reaction.”

variety of venues, including auditoriums, clubs, bars and special

Over the years, Eric continued to perform, eventually forming

events. Some of his favorite venues are the House of Blues and

his own rock band. However, it was not long before he found

the Ryman Auditorium.

himself drawn to country music.

As a freelancer, Mike plays all musical styles and genres.

“There is just something about country music. There are

However, his own compositions represent a melding of several

great stories in every song,” he says. “After years of listening to

styles derived from his favorite music artists.

the genre, I knew it was the direction for me to go.”

“Over my career, I have been influenced by a wide range

Eventually, he packed up his belongings and headed to

of musical talents, including Yes, the Beatles, Miles Davis and

Nashville to further his career. Since his arrival in Music City,

Charlie Parker,” Mike says. “All of my original music is instru-

Eric has taken advantage of every opportunity to hone his musi-

mental, and it is a fusion of jazz, funk, R&B, rock and reggae.”

cal craft, from collaborating with local songwriters to perform-

Whether performing with his band or with others, Mike is passionate about bringing the joy of music to his audience. “I want the audience to feel like they can escape from the

ing in venues all around the area. While Eric continues to craft his own musical style, he doesn’t stray too far from traditional country music. He has been partic-

cares of life for an evening,” Mike says.

ularly influenced by country performers who incorporate strong

MikeClaiborne.HearNow.com

acoustical arrangements in their music, such as Travis Tritt.

UPCOMING PUBLIC PERFORMANCES:

with a passion.

Regardless of the venue, Eric is committed to performing July 13 and Aug. 16  – Bicho Brothers, Acme Feed & Seed

“If you like your music filled with fun, energy and raw emotions, be sure to check out one of my shows,” he says.

ACME FEED & SEED

Edgeview Productions: 615.348.8355

101 Broadway, Nashville

EricHolmgrenMusic.com

Acme Feed & Seed is a popular music venue located on historic Lower Broadway in downtown Nashville. The multi-

UPCOMING PUBLIC PERFORMANCES:

level establishment features multiple bars and dining locations,

July 7, 14, 21 and 28 – AJ’s Good Time Bar

with live music being performed each night, featuring shows by a variety of established and up-and-coming performers,

AJ’S GOOD TIME BAR

AcmeFeedAndSeed.com

421 Broadway, Nashville Country music superstar Alan Jackson created AJ’s Good Time Bar to showcase the traditional country music that made Nashville Music City. Housed in a historic building on world-famous Lower Broadway, AJ’s Good Time Bar is the home for some of the best country music in town. AJsGoodTimeBar.com

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REALTY REPORT

REALTY REPORT

NEIGHBORHOOD

HENDERSONVILLE

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SOLD PRICE

%SOLD/ORIG

DOM

BDRMS

BATHS

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$598,750

$598,750

100

40

5

4

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$599,000

$578,000

96

56

5

5

101 Ashington Circle #102

$599,990

$590,000

98

55

4

4

982 Westbrook Dr

$612,238

$605,188

99

97

2

2

1005 Trails End

$614,900

$614,900

100

48

4

3

711 Shute Lane

$619,900

$612,500

99

42

5

5

1024 Club View Drive, Unit F303

$625,000

$610,000

98

37

3

2

1031 Franklin Rd

$630,000

$646,000

102

59

4

5

1006 Regency Ct

$649,900

$640,000

98

30

5

5

1024 Franklin Rd

$650,000

$650,000

100

26

4

4

504 Falcon Ct

$660,000

$650,000

98

31

4

4

201 W John Davis Rd

$664,900

$690,000

104

55

3

4

1470 Boardwalk Pl

$669,500

$653,500

98

51

5

4

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$689,000

$678,000

98

80

4

4

178 River Chase

$695,000

$635,000

91

23

3

2

337 Allen Rd.

$699,999

$685,000

98

26

4

5

501 Fern Valley Rd

$711,000

$700,000

98

74

4

4

203 Higginson Pl S - Lot 101

$714,950

$739,950

103

37

5

4

130 Nogs Gdn

$789,900

$750,000

95

28

5

5

2995 Cages Bend Road

$799,890

$775,000

97

38

4

4

920 Plantation Blvd

$996,500

$975,000

98

23

4

4

1695 Jacobs Dr

$1,150,000

$1,150,000

100

37

4

5

2151 Center Point Rd

$1,185,800

$1,203,300

101

1

4

5

1483 Boardwalk Pl

$1,350,000

$1,300,000

96

23

4

5

1549 Boardwalk Pl

$2,100,000

$2,000,000

95

46

7

10

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LOCALLY OWNED ARTICLE AND PHOTOGRAPHY RICK MURRAY

Beat the Heat w i t h a R i v e rS h i p C r u i s e SUMMER FUN ON OLD HICKORY LAKE WITH CAPTAIN RUSS CAPT. RUSS LEE WAS BORN FOR A LIFE ON THE

bring it back to Hendersonville. I was able to buy the busi-

WATER. As a tow boat and passenger ship captain, he has

ness from him, and I made sure to keep it in our city.”

been navigating area waterways since 1977. “I got into the boating business because of my family,”

Since taking over the business, Capt. Russ and his team have greatly expanded the company’s cruise and event offerings.

Capt. Russ says. “My father was a ship’s chief engineer, and

“Today, we are open to all types of events,” he says.

my uncle was a captain. Following them out on the water just

“We specialize in bachelor/bachelorette parties, wedding/

seemed natural.”

anniversary celebrations, birthday parties and corporate

Today, Capt. Russ is the owner of Hendersonville’s RiverShip Cruises, which offers a wide variety of passenger cruises on Old Hickory Lake. Through his company, he helps thousands of people celebrate their special occasions each year out on the lake and on the Cumberland River.

getaways. The Vagabum makes a great little venue for any special occasion on the water.” Dinner cruises are particularly popular, and the company offers its patrons far more flexibility than its competitors. “We have our own catering team now with a custom menu

“We have a good reputation in Hendersonville, and we

offering everything from appetizers to full-course dining,” he

provide a great service,” he says. “We give all of our custom-

says. “We also permit our guests to use external caterers or

ers a great experience on the water.”

to bring and prepare their own food. We have a lot of sum-

Capt. Russ is particularly proud of his ship, The Vagabum. Unlike most vessels in the area, it is a true ship, equally at home on the ocean as it is in freshwater rivers and lakes.

mertime customers who like to bring their own burgers and steaks and cook them over our ship’s built-in grill.” While RiverShip Cruises does not serve alcohol, custom-

“The Vagabum is a 65-foot, all-weather vessel con-

ers are free to bring their own beer, wine or liquor. Before

structed out of solid steel,” he says. “She was designed to

each cruise, The Vagabum is fully stocked with drink mixes

cross the Atlantic Ocean, making regular round-trip runs

and barware to accommodate customer needs.

from Florida to the Bahamas.”

This year, RiverShip Cruises added a special 15-passen-

When operated by RiverShip Cruises personnel, the

ger chauffeured bus to transport guests to and from The

ship has a capacity of 12 guests. Each cruise has its own

Vagabum. While the primary purpose of the bus is to shut-

professional captain as well as a dedicated cruise director.

tle cruise passengers, it is also available for group charter

However, the company also offers guests the option to char-

excursions, e.g., tours of Nashville.

ter The Vagabum on a “bareboat” basis, where they provide their own crew. In this situation, the vessel can accommodate up to 25 guests.

While the warm months of summer are peak cruise periods, The Vagabum is capable of operating year-round. “We normally offer most of our cruises from April

Capt. Russ has owned RiverShip Cruises since 2017, after

through mid-December,” Capt. Russ says. “We try to

purchasing it from well-known local Dr. Burkett Nelson.

reserve the late December through March time period

Before the sale, Dr. Nelson had operated the cruise line out

for ship maintenance. However, we do host some special

of Hendersonville for 11 years.

events during the downtime, including Christmas parties

“I think that we actually saved RiverShip Cruises from leaving Hendersonville,” Capt. Russ says.

and Valentine’s sweetheart cruises.” Booking a cruise on The Vagabum is as simple as call-

“Dr. Nelson had moved The Vagabum down to Mississippi

ing RiverShip Cruises. However, during the warm summer

for some drydock repairs. While the ship was there, he

months, availability becomes tight as more customers

decided to retire, and he wasn’t sure that he was going to

schedule their special occasions.

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F r o m bac h e l o r e t t e pa rt i e s  to m o o n l i t d i n n e r c r u i s e s, RiverShip Cruises offers t h e p e r f e ct v e n u e f o r e x p e r i e n c i n g t h e s i g h ts a n d s o u n d s o f O l d H i c ko ry L a k e .

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“This time of year, we are booking some dates as far out as five months or more,” Capt. Russ says. “All of our cruises are scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis. Customers who book early are able to get our best rates, which currently range from $500 and up.” Although Capt. Russ stays busy with The Vagabum, he has future plans of bringing an even larger vessel to Hendersonville. “We get a lot of requests to handle parties for 100 persons or more,”

Creekwood Marina, C Dock

he says. “Dock space for such a ship is very limited in our area. However,

259 Sanders Ferry Road, Hendersonville

whenever the right dock becomes available, I will bring in a new boat.”

615.824.8511, RiverShipCruises.com

At RiverShip Cruises, Capt. Russ and his team are committed to providing their customers with the best boating experience available on Old Hickory Lake. “We go beyond expectations in delivering the best possible customer service,” he says. “Our professional crews are dedicated to providing each of our guests with a VIP experience they will always remember.”

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JULY

LIFESTYLE CALENDAR

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event held on the banks of Old Hickory

and merchandise. For a great time,

Lake at Historic Rock Castle. On July 5

bring lawn chairs, family and friends

HENDERSONVILLE FREEDOM FEST

and 6, enjoy world-class Shakespeare

and enjoy the music on the square.

at its finest. Admission is $10/adult

Drakes Creek Park

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and $5/child (10 and under).

Bring your family to Drakes Creek Park and help Hendersonville celebrate our nation's independence. Join us on July 3  for a huge fireworks show, local

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SUMMER CONCERT SERIES: TYME The Streets of Indian Lake

MUSIC ON MAIN FEATURING DRE HILTON

Local classic rock band Tyme will

Main Street, Goodlettsville

of Indian Lake on July 18 from 6–9

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Come and enjoy a special kids-

p.m. Come hear Tyme perform  your

themed edition of Music on Main

favorite rock 'n' roll songs at the all-

GALLATIN FOURTH OF JULY CELEBRATION

featuring children’s entertainer Dre

new grand plaza at the Streets. This

Hilton. Dre Hilton is known for his

event is part of a concert series that

dancing and electrifying energy on

will take place each Thursday night

Triple Creek Park

stage. The free show will run from

during the summer.

The annual Gallatin Independence

10–11:30 a.m. on Saturday, July 6. In

Day celebration will be held at Triple

addition to the concert, there will

Creek Park on July 4. The celebration

also be food vendors and a special

will feature music, art, crafts and

Kids' Zone.

vendors, food trucks, a kids' zone, live music and so much more!

perform a free concert at the Streets

IF THESE LOGS COULD TALK: BODY SNATCHERS

games for visitors of all ages. The family-friendly event begins at 2 p.m. and concludes after dark with one of the area's largest fireworks shows.

4 GOODLETTSVILLE FOURTH OF JULY CELEBRATION

8–12

Historic Wynnewood

HENDERSONVILLE – FUN WITH PHYSICS & ENGINEERING

Learn about body snatching in the 18th and 19th centuries as presenters recreate the life of grave robbers

Hoppity Hop Inflatable Play Center

and their body snatching at Historic

FUN-damental forces is the physics

Wynnewood!

camp where kids discover how and

Jarboe will explain the tools, tech-

Carol

and

Frank

why things work. Come and explore

niques and risks of the body snatch-

Moss-Wright Park

the forces of nature with Mr. Bond

ers who once provided cadavers for

The annual Goodlettsville Indepen-

and the Science Guys. This fun,

the medical community. Admission:

dence Day celebration will be held

educational camp features hands-on

Adults, $5 per person. Children

at Moss-Wright Park on July 4 from

learning where kids design, build

under 12 free.

4–9 p.m. The celebration will feature

and test their creations. The five-day

a large kids' zone, fireman's foam, face

camp will run from July 8–12. Camp

painting, pony rides and food vendors.

fees: $270 per child (ages 5–12).

After dark, the event will conclude

22–26

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CAMP MANSKER

5–6

THIRD THURSDAY ON MAIN CONCERT: ROCKLAND ROAD

beginning July 22 and ending July

SHAKESPEARE ON THE LAKE: HENRY V

July’s

with a large fireworks show synchronized with patriotic music.

Historic Mansker's Station

Camp Mansker is a five-day camp 26 from 9 a.m.–noon daily. The camp will provide children ages 8–14 with

Historic Gallatin Square

Main

an exciting and enriching summer

concert is headlined by Rockland

experience. Each day will be filled

Arts

Road, a local family band that will

with games, songs, crafts and great

Festival is proud to present William

be playing all of your favorite songs.

learning opportunities! Camp is lim-

Shakespeare’s Henry V as its inaugu-

Downtown merchants, restaurants

ited to 20 students at a cost of $75

ral offering of a unique annual summer

and bars will be offering food, drink

per student for all five days.

Historic Rock Castle

The

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