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MAGNOLIA Fieldstone Farms Community Magazine

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September 2010 • FREE


Congratulations Flippers!

The Fieldstone Farms Flippers Swim Team had a very successful summer swimming in the Williamson County Swim League. Led by head coach Lauren Harmon, assistant head coach Nick Benson, and apprentice coach Emily Terrell, the Flippers finished first in their division with an undefeated dual meet season. Competition included the Temple Hills Stingrays, the Franklin Area Swim Team (FAST), the Chenoweth Chargers, and the Maplewood Swim Team. The Flippers went on to swim in the Williamson County Championship Meet placing second in the division, and were led by 6&under swimmer Levi Tate, who won first place in his age group, and 7&8 year old swimmer Tommy Pitts who won 7th in his age group. Every swimmer did a fantastic job this season. Congratulations Flippers! The Fieldstone Farms Flippers Swim Team is comprised of 92 swimmers, 27 of which were new to the team this season. Swimmers range in age from 4 to 19, and there is a broad range of skill level and level of competitiveness throughout each age group. The goal is for each swimmer to learn all four competitive strokes and have fun doing it. The coaches focus on stroke development and stroke refinement, while incorporating plenty of drills, games, and an occasional doughnut or two! Swim season starts the week after Memorial Day and lasts through about the second week of July. Practices are Monday-Friday mornings (with the exception of meet days) for approximately an hour. The Flippers would love for anyone who is interested to join the team next year as we look forward to another great and successful season!


Letter from the Publisher

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n an effort to provide the most current and relevant information for Fieldstone Farms, Magnolia is always striving to bring you the best that the community has to offer. This would not be possible without our wonderful contributors. The amazing talent of the writers and photographers in your community is simply incredible! As with any community magazine, hearing the stories and viewing the images from within the community is highest on our priority list and we are grateful that you wish to better your community magazine by being proactive and sending us your content as only you can report. You will notice a vast improvement from the cover photo of our Premier Issue back in April and all the other cover photos since May. This would have not been possible without the very talented photography of Christi Kline. The world through her lens is absolutely beautiful and she possesses the ability to tell a complete story without using a single word. Once again with this issue, Christi has hit a home run with her photography of our good friend’s new baby. Having two small children herself, Christi’s plate is very full. Yet, she makes the time every month to send us some amazing imagery that has taken this magazine to whole new level and has us mentioned in the same sentence with some of the areas most established publications. So, a very special THANK YOU to Christi Kline, her family and all of the contributors and their families for making this magazine as special as it has become. None of this would have been or will be possible without you! Also, please keep in mind that this magazine is brought to you by our wonderful advertisers. The relationship between Magnolia, the advertisers and Fieldstone Farms is a symbiotic circle. Calling on the advertisers that you see within will keep them advertising, which in turn, will make it possible to continue this magazine for you. Most are small, local, family owned businesses that rely on you to keep the lights on, so make sure to check them out and let them know that their investment in Fieldstone Farms is not going unnoticed. A locally owned business returns approximately 73% of each dollar earned back into the community. So, think globally, act locally and shop hyper-locally!

“A healthy social life is found only, when in the mirror of each soul the whole community finds its reflection, and when in the whole community the virtue of each one is living” - Rudolf Steiner Austrian philosopher (1861-1925)

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Contents Credits

SECTIONS

Publisher

Joshua Carré

joshuacarre@magnoliapublications.com

Account Manager

Sally Carré

sallycarre@magnoliapublications.com

Fences • Phil Leftwich Real Estate Ask the Teacher • Kristi Carré

Account Executive

Kathryn Fitch

kathrynfitch@magnoliapublications.com

Creative Consultants

Joshua Cantu Amos Gaston Every Aiden Thomas

Mercy’s Franklin Classic

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Cuddly Companions • Oscar 10 Salon Utopia 12

Contributors

Kristi Carré

Fieldstone Farms Contributors

Christi Kline Susan S. Cheung Nancy O’Leary Scott Fishkind Phil Leftwich Pastor Gretchen Person

Yoga at Pinkerton Park 13 Community Calendar 14

Let’s Talk Moon Cakes • Susan S. Cheung 16

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Soldier Ride 17

Monthly Message • Pastor Gretchen Person 18 Wellness • Scott Fishkind 19

Fieldstone Fashion • LuLu’s Clothing 20

Business Buzz • Punch Kettlebell Gym 21 Walnut Grove Family Fun Night 22 Cub Scouts Pack 597 24

On the Cover September Cover Photo: Landon Wyatt Paschall. Born June 21st, 2010 to our dear friends Alex and Kenny. Photo by: Christi Kline (949) 302-5608

Photos@ChristiKline.com

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Fences

the same street, or know one another by name, or as friends. We will all hold on to our memories of the flooding where fields turned for a few days into artificial lakes and the more adventurous could paddle a kayak or canoe. We will look back at digital by Phil Leftwich photographs of what still seems unbelievable. It will take a while for people who were hurt by the flood to fully recover, and some scars from the loss of belongings and rebuilding will remain and Robert Frost raised an impish question in his poem Mending occasionally throb when the rains pour down and lightning seers Wall about being aware of whom we are walling in, or keeping the sky. We humans don’t ever completely get over our losses, out. “Something there is that doesn’t love a wall,” he surmises though we find comfort as he and his neighbor from others and try to begin their spring ritual move on with life. re-stacking the stones Right now we drive that serve as their past fence posts still property lines. There is a muddy at the bottom resistance in nature and from the storms. As this the human spirit to walls. article goes to press we Though we don’t mend are watching the repair stone walls in Fieldstone of rails and a fresh coat Farms every spring from of paint where the storm winter’s icy upheaval of wreaked its havoc. For rocky partitions that need this resident, however, annual repairing, we are the fences are a reminder locally known and defined that they neither protect by our white fences. They us from the outside world feel inviting and friendly, by walling us in, nor do but in a large developthey keep others out. ment such as ours it is They simply provide an often hard to tell if we’re aesthetically pleasing good neighbors to one addition to what is a another, or not. Right great place to live. For now there’s some needed newcomers shopping repair work going on and for a house to make into repainting of the white a home, the fences are fences that define the a nice enticement. For boundaries within which those of us who have we live as a diversity of lived through the May people and families from flood they serve us well many places and different as a reminder of what our backgrounds. community is truly like. If we had ever Perhaps it might be a questioned our “neighgood idea to leave a little borliness,” however, May mud here and there as a 1st and 2nd became a gentle way of reminding litmus test of our sense those of us who survived of caring for one another the flooding of who we and our community. What are. has become known in Maybe Frost’s neighour region as “The Five bor was right as they Hundred Year Flood” walked their fence line tosummoned forth the gether mending the fallen best in us by bringing us Photo by Christi Kline wall that separated their together around the needs of those who suffered most from the land. At least his wording was correct, even if the meaning behind rising waters that had some of us contemplating how long a cubit is as we considered building an ark. The rescue efforts of ferrying it seems wrong to some. “Good fences make good neighbors,” he repeated, not going behind the saying he had inherited as truth. people from their flooded homes; the daily cleanup help that followed so quickly; and the spirit of encouraging those who had lost I am more inclined to turn this phrasing in a different direction more in the spirit of the poet’s inner questioning. I agree with his many of their belongings, or felt the devastation of the damage neighbor’s wording, but not the sentiment behind it. In the case of or destruction of their homes, are proof positive that Fieldstone Fieldstone Farms, “Good fences do make good neighbors.” The Farms is more than a collection of houses. It is largely a commuMay floods proved it! nity of people who care for one another, even if we don’t live on 6 Magnolia • Fieldstone Farms Community Magazine


Real Estate

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Ask the Teacher

Parent-Teacher Conferences with Miss Kristi

Parent-teacher conferences are one of the most important ways you can learn about your child. In these conferences, you can see how well your child is doing. You can meet the teacher face to face so that he/she can understand your child better. You can also ask for suggestions that will make it easier for you and the school to work together throughout the year. Here are four tips that can help you have a more successful parent-teacher conference: 1. Plan for it. Before you come to your conference, write out some questions that you would like to ask. Here are some suggestions: • Does my child get along with others? • How is my child’s behavior in class? • Does my child read at the level you would expect for this grade? • Is my child able to do the math you would expect for this grade?

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• What are my child’s strengths and weaknesses? (you will want to share your ideas about this as well) 2. Keep an open mind. Your goal is to work for cooperation between you and your child’s teacher. Even if the teacher says something you disagree with, try to listen to what she has to say. Later, you can add your own thoughts. 3. Ask to see your child’s work. There is no better way to see how your child is progressing than to look at his school work. You can judge for yourself whether your child is making progress. 4. Ask for suggestions. If your child is doing well, ask what you can do to keep things on a positive track. If there are problems, ask what you can do to help. If a teacher identifies problems, ask for ways you can work together to solve the problem. If ideas are not shared immediately, ask for a follow-up conference. Kristi Carré holds a Master’s Degree in Teaching with an emphasis in Reading and is a 4th grade teacher in the Franklin Special School District.


presents the

Labor Day Sept. 6 in historic downtown Franklin

CELEBRATE LABOR DAY WITH HISTORIC FRANKLIN RACE The 32nd Annual Franklin Classic Presented By Skanska

FRANKLIN, Tenn.- The 32nd Annual Franklin Classic, presented by Skanska, is scheduled for Monday, September 6 with proceeds benefiting Mercy Children’s Clinic, a nonprofit pediatric health care center where no child is turned away because of inability to pay. Events will include 5K and 10K runs, a 4K walk, and a 1K kids’ run. The 5K and 10K will be timed by ChampionChip, the premier race-timing organization in middle Tennessee. “Skanska is proud to support the Franklic Classic and the mission of Mercy Children’s Clinic,” Gary Cooper, Executive Vice President of Skanska said. “Without the support from the people who participate in this race, they would not be able to sustain the level of support provided to the children and their families who depend on their staff every day. We are glad to be a part of that effort.” The Franklin Classic is Middle Tennessee’s oldest race, drawing thousands of runners, walkers and cheering fans to historic downtown Franklin. Participants and supporters can enjoy the free kids’ zone, family activities and live music in Franklin’s main square. Runners can now register at Fleet Feet in Brentwood, Athlete’s House near Belmont and Dick’s Sporting Goods in Franklin. To register online, view race maps and registration fees, visit www. FranklinClassic.org.

www.franklinclassic.org

Additional sponsors include Darrell Waltrip Dealerships, Williamson Medical Center, Bancorp South, STAR Physical Therapy, Alphagraphics, Dick’s Spring Goods, Dental Bliss, Lee Company, Franklin Is, Fleet Feet, 102.5 The Party, The City of Franklin, Magnolia Publications, Stroller Strides, and The Williamson Herald. Mercy is a Franklin-based nonprofit organization that delivers comprehensive pediatric and mental health care and social services to children from all socio-economic backgrounds including those without health insurance or enrolled in TennCare. The Mercy family consists of Mercy Children’s Clinic, Mercy Family Services and the Mercy Chronic Care Home. Mercy has a staff of more than 40, including eight pediatricians and a psychiatrist. Since 1999, more than 9,400 children from 21 Middle Tennessee counties have called Mercy Children’s Clinic their medical home. For additional information, visit www.MercyTN.com or call 615.790.0567. Skanska USA is one of the largest, most financially sound construction networks in the country consisting of four business units: Skanska USA Building, which specializes in building construction; Skanska USA Civil, which is focused on civil infrastructure; Skanska Infrastructure Development, which develops public-private partnerships; and, Skanska Commercial Development, which pursues commercial development initiatives in select U.S. markets. Headquartered in New York with 33 offices across the country, Skanska USA has approximately 7,000 employees and its 2009 revenues were $5.7 billion, representing 32 percent of Skanska’s global revenues. Skanska has built several notable Middle Tennessee landmarks including Nissan North Americas, the Nashville downtown public library and LP Field. magnoliapublications.com • September 2010 9


Cuddly Companions

Oscar

Dog About Town Hi! my name is Oscar Edward O’Leary, but you can just call me Oscar! I’m a “Havanese”. What’s that you ask? A mix of bichon and maltese. We’ve been around for 200 years and originate from Havana Cuba. I am a sturdy little fellow and boy do I love people! I’m the youngest in my family, well, that is until that parakeet showed up a year ago. I wanted to introduce myself because my house is the one that burned down two months ago. So, I had to tell everyone that I’m just fine. However, I miss my old friends from the hood. There’s a black lab named Phillie next door. We visit through a

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knot hole in the fence. A jack russel named Skipper lived behind me and then there’s Abby across the street. She used to like me. Darby moved in two years ago. While her dad was in Iraq she kept an eye on the home front. Mr. B keeps an eye on things too, he’s been here since I moved in! Polly is a sweet little southern poodle. She’d prance by my house everyday. Sigh! Oh, and I can’t forget the Hot Dog Brigade. The three of them are not too friendly with me, but I think that’s because I’m not a part of their click. I love to walk and make new friends. My regular route is past Sebastian’s house and then around the corner, where I believe Jeter lives. I was told he’s a Yankee! Now for my best friend Kody, a vishla who lives on Essex Park. He’s three times my size, but we get along great. I lived with Kody for a few weeks. His kid, Alissa, loves to take me for walks. I guess that’s because I’m just the right size for her. I still occasionally take my family for a walk past the old place. It’s good for them to remember where we belong. Oh! I want to thank the girls who bought me food when I needed it. They’re kinda smitten with me. Ahh...college girls!! I guess they go for the cute and cuddly type! I’m still living in the area, because Fieldstone is the best place for a dog to live! So, the next time you see me, say hello! I appreciate the opportunity to hang around the hood a little longer. Oh, and that bird...Yup! My mom rescued him before the fire too. I guess he’s not all that bad, but don’t let him know that I said that! If you would like to feature your pet in Cuddly Companions, we would love to have you! please write to us at FF@magnoliapublications.com


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Salon Utopia New Franklin Location!

years experience, specializing in excellent hair cutting, manicures, pedicures and eyebrows. And from southern Louisiana is Hope Melancon. Who specializes in precision cuts from cutting edge styles to contemporary classic cuts and excels in color techniques. Nichole James is offering to new clients $10.00 off manicurepedicure combination. And a free eyebrow wax or polish change with any hair cut. Hope is offering new clients only free hair cut with color or highlight. And half off cuts for Hunter’s Bend, Walnut Grove, and Grassland elementary and middle school students. Walk-ins are welcome. Stop by or call us at Salon Utopia. Fieldstone Farms resident Beverly Collier and the staff

Salon Utopia, owned by Beverly Collier, is a newly remodeled hair salon that just opened in May in the location where Carolyn’s Salon Today used to be. Beverly has over 20 years experience in Framesi European hair coloring and is educated in advanced hair cutting techniques. Coming from San Diego, California Beverly has a passion for hair artistry for the entire family. Salon Utopia is in a great location with plenty of parking and easy access right next to Stroud’s barbecue. Along with Beverly is Carolyn McCray who has many years of experience as a Framesi color educator, specializing in make-up and bridal party hair styles. Also on the Salon Utopia staff is Nichole James who has seven

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Yoga at Pinkerton Park Half Moon Yoga’s Global Mala at Pinkerton Park on September 19th Half Moon Yoga has been shining new light into the Franklin/ Cool Springs area since it came under new direction last year. Now Half Moon Yoga offers more options to explore from all levels of yoga in various traditions and has even added pilates, qigong,sing and sign language, meditation as well as energy work such as Indian Head Massage, Raindrop Therapy and Reflexology. They also offer workshops on Thai yoga massage, meditation, aromatherapy and feng shui. Last year they began offering a free quarterly community event but decided this year to offer one on a monthly basis and the one for September should be of great interest. September happens to be National Yoga Month so in celebration Half Moon is offering ‘bring a friend for free’ all month long! They will also be hosting a special free community event on Sunday September 19th from 5-6:30pm. This event is to honor Global Mala-Practicing yoga for Peace. Global Mala was created several years ago and yogis around the world celebrate this occasion of bringing more awareness to yoga and its benefits with the intention of also creating positive vibrations of peace to spread in their area. Last year Half Moon held Franklin’s first global mala at the studio, but this year it will be held in Pinkerton Park! Guaranteed to be a fun filled family friendly event as they host Blissful Flow for adults and YogaKids for children. Entertainment will also be

provided by Nashville’s own The Love Drums, a tribal drum group that ALL will want to groove with. Sarah Cherry will be creating an outdoor Labyrinth ( a walking meditation) for our event and Curtis Simpson will be leading the seated meditation. We will offer a few field prizes as well for those who attend. Imagine-a gathering of like minded people coming together for fellowship, drumming, dancing, yoga and meditation on peace for adults and a reading of The Peace Book for children. This is the perfect opportunity if you have been curious about exposing yourself to yoga and the time is NOW for us expand our capacity for peace in this highly driven stressed out world. As Gandhi once said “Be the change you wish to see in the world”, and we must first begin within ourselves so the ripple effects of peace can flow into our community. This can be cultivated through the practice of yoga, mindfulness and meditation. Bring a mat, towel or blanket to practice on and an expectation of floating away with a smile. Half Moon is located at 3326 Aspen Grove Rd. ste. 250 Franklin, TN 37067 (close to Tossed Salad) Review their schedule online at www.halfmoonyoga.net or call 615-496-2310 for more info.

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Community Calendar

Local September Events Sat 4th - Sun 5th 21st Annual Franklin Jazz Festival Downtown Franklin

Fieldston September 2010 Sunday

Sat 8th Fieldstone Farms Garage Sale! Sun 19th Half Moon Yoga’s Global Mala at Pinkerton Park

Monday

If you would like to print somebody’s Birthday or have an event to post, please write to us at FF@magnoliapublications.com

National Cheese Pizza Day

Sat 25th

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Soldier Ride Battleground Academy 11 am - Lunch at The Fieldstone Club

Williamson County School District Mon 6th - No School ~ Labor Day Fri 10th - Walnut Grove Elementary Family Fun Night ~ 5pm - 8pm Tue 14th - 1/2 Day ~ Parent/ Teacher Conferences Tue 21st - 1/2 Day ~ Parent/ Teacher Conferences Wed 29th - College Fair ~ Cool Springs Galleria ~ 5pm - 8pm

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National Grandparents Day

11 am - Lunch at The Fieldstone Club

Talk Like a Pirate Day

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The Fieldstone Club

New Fitness Classes and Schedule for Fall. Classes are Free for Members. Lunch Buffet: Wed-Sat 11-2 Dinner Buffet: Wed-Sat 6-9 Sunday Dinner: 12-3 Call 790-9124 for more information. All calendar content is not verified and is subject to change without notice.

11 am - Lunch at The Fieldstone Club

Good Neighbor Day

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11 am - Lunch at The Fieldstone Club

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Happy Labor Day! 6 am - Water Aerobics at The Fieldstone Club 9:30 am - Integrated Training at The Fieldstone Club

Happy Birthday Boompy

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HOA Board 21 Meeting 6pm Christ Community Church

6 am - Boot Camp Class at The Fieldstone Club 8 am - Pilates at The Fieldstone Club 9:30 am - Zumba at The Fieldstone Club 6 pm - Weight & Core class at The Fieldstone Club

First Airport Opened

Rosh Hash Begins at Su

9:30 am - Power Sculpt Fieldstone Club 11 am - Lunch at The F 6 pm - Dinner at The Fi 6pm - Tennis Mixer at T Club

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6 am - Boot Camp Class at The Fieldstone Club 8 am - Pilates at The Fieldstone Club 9:30 am - Zumba at The Fieldstone Club 6 pm - Weight & Core class at The Fieldstone Club

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6 am - Water Aerobics at The Fieldstone Club 9:30 am - Integrated Training at The Fieldstone Club

9:30 am - Power Sculp Fieldstone Club 11 am - Lunch at The F 6 pm - Dinner at The Fi 6pm - Tennis Mixer at T Club

Scooby Doo’s Birthday First cartoon debuted

First Railroad Station Opened

Crush A Can Day

Mary Had A Li Published in

6 am - Boot Camp Class at The Fieldstone Club 8 am - Pilates at The Fieldstone Club 9:30 am - Zumba at The Fieldstone Club 6 pm - Weight & Core class at The Fieldstone Club

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6 am - Water Aerobics at The Fieldstone Club 9:30 am - Integrated Training at The Fieldstone Club

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6 am - Water Aerobics at The Fieldstone Club 9:30 am - Integrated Training at The Fieldstone Club

Tuesday

First Departm Opened in

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Chinese Mid-Autu

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6 am - Boot Camp Class at The Fieldstone Club 8 am - Pilates at The Fieldstone Club 9:30 am - Zumba at The Fieldstone Club 6 pm - Weight & Core class at The Fieldstone Club

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6 am - Boot Camp Class at The Fieldstone Club 8 am - Pilates at The Fieldstone Club 9:30 am - Yoga at the Clubhouse 6 pm - Dinner at the Clubhouse 6 pm - Water Aerobics at the Clubhouse

Make A Hat Day

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6 am - Boot Camp Class at The Fieldstone Club 8 am - Pilates at The Fieldstone Club 9:30 am - Yoga at the Clubhouse 6 pm - Dinner at the Clubhouse 6 pm - Water Aerobics at the Clubhouse

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Great American Pot Pie Day

6 am - Boot Camp Class at The Fieldstone Club 8 am - Pilates at The Fieldstone Club 9:30 am - Yoga at the Clubhouse 6 pm - Dinner at the Clubhouse 6 pm - Water Aerobics at the Clubhouse

Safety Pin Invented

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6 am - Boot Camp Class at The Fieldstone Club 8 am - Pilates at The Fieldstone Club 9:30 am - Yoga at the Clubhouse 6 pm - Dinner at the Clubhouse 6 pm - Water Aerobics at the Clubhouse

Baby Safety Month National Courtesy Month Women of Achievement Month

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Uncle Sam’s Birthday Uncle Sam’s image was first used on this day in 1813.

Newspaper Carrier Day

9 am - Circuit Training at The Fieldstone Club 6 pm - Dinner at The Fieldstone Club

9 am - Water Aerobics at The Fieldstone Club 6 pm - Dinner at The Fieldstone Club

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T.V. Dinner Day On this day, in 1954, Swanson sells it’s first T.V. Dinner

9 am - Circuit Training at The Fieldstone Club 6 pm - Dinner at The Fieldstone Club

Patriot Day

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9 am - Circuit Training at The Fieldstone Club 6 pm - Dinner at The Fieldstone Club

9 am - Water Aerobics at The Fieldstone Club 6 pm - Dinner at The Fieldstone Club

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POW/MIA Recognition Day

Native American Day

9 am - Circuit Training at The Fieldstone Club 6 pm - Dinner at The Fieldstone Club

Mary Poppins Debuted In 1964

9 am - Water Aerobics at The Fieldstone Club 6 pm - Dinner at The Fieldstone Club

For the latest Fieldstone Farms News and Information, please visit www.Fieldstone-Farms.com

Emergency..................................911 Poison Control......................936-2034 Crisis Intervention.................269-4357 Franklin Police......................794-2513 Williamson Co. Sheriff........... 790-5550 Franklin Fire Dept.................. 791-3275 Williamson Medical Center....435-5000 Animal Control......................790-5590 Schools Hunters Bend Elem...............472-4580 Walnut Grove Elem............... 472-4870 Grassland Middle.................472-4500 Franklin High........................472-4450 B.G.A................................... 794-3501 Columbia State C.C...............790-4400 Williamson Co. A.L.C............790-5810 Services Middle TN. Elec (Service).......794-1102 Middle TN. Elec (Outage)877- 777-9111 Comcast.......................800-266-2278 Direct TV........................866-505-9387 Local Government Franklin City Govt..................791-3217 County Clerk.........................790-5712 Franklin Library.....................595-1250 Veteran Affairs......................790-5623 Miscellaneous Recycling.............................790-5848 Senior Services....................376-0102 Voter Registration.................790-5711 Chamber of Commerce.........794-1225

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Let’s Talk Moon Cakes by Susan S. Cheung So, here we are a few weeks into the school year and, already, we have our calendars marked with dates – Labor Day, half-day school closings and, going forward, look for coupons for that special Halloween costume, or check for the best deals to visit family at Thanksgiving, or count off the weeks you have left to knit those scarves for Christmas. That seemed such a good idea at the beginning of the year; now, not so much. These well-known dates are acknowledged and accepted. There will be others that are important to you. Perhaps, you’re coming to the end of Ramadan, the Islamic month of fasting, or about to celebrate Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year. For our family, there are two significant dates. The Chinese New Year is the obvious one, but do you know about the Mid-Autumn Festival, or commonly known as the Moon Festival? This is the second most important holiday on the Chinese lunar calendar – the fifteenth day of the eighth month, which this year falls on Wednesday, September 22nd. I love the Moon Festival and think it should be better known because everyone should try moon cakes, which are, without doubt, the stars of the festivities – festivities that celebrate family, the harvest and the moon’s beauty. Throw away preconceived ideas of frosting; classic moon cakes are nothing like that. Four inches wide and two inches thick, bronzed sweet pastry envelopes dark sweet lotus paste that encases either one or four creamy, salted egg yolks. Modern moon cakes can be inventive. You want a green one, or a cell phone shaped one? Perhaps, a heart shaped one for your sweetheart? No problem for busy Hong Kong bakeries, as people choose decorated tins of cakes as gifts for family, friends and coworkers. Friends, new to moon cakes, shy away from the yolk and I have to encourage them to try it. Okay, it’s an acquired taste, but 16 Magnolia • Fieldstone Farms Community Magazine

once you start to enjoy it, you’ll be like Oliver Twist and ask for “More yolk, please!” There are many Mid-Autumn Festival stories. The one that appeals to my romantic sensibilities is the story of Houyi and Chang’e. Legend says there were once ten suns in the sky and the earth’s surface burned and the plants withered. Houyi, a famous archer, was commanded by the Emperor to shoot down all but one of the suns. He did and was rewarded by a pill, the elixir of life. Houyi didn’t swallow it straight away and hid it. Chang’e, Houyi’s wife, a beautiful and inquisitive woman, found the pill and swallowed it. Immediately, she started to fly and, just at that moment, Houyi came home and realized what had happened. Chang’e flew out of the window. Houyi gave chase half way across the heavens, but had to turn back because of strong winds. Chang’e reached the moon and there she resides. Houyi built a palace on the sun and, once a year, on the fifteenth day of the eighth moon, he visits his wife. That’s why the moon is full and beautiful on that night. When I was young in England, the Mid-Autumn Festival was just about moon cakes; I took the family get-togethers for granted. Now that we live so far away, the act of gazing at the luminous harvest moon during the Mid-Autumn Festival, and thinking of family we can’t be with, takes on a new poignancy. Living in Franklin is as far as you can get from any sizable Chinatown. My children won’t be able to see bright lanterns of all shapes and sizes lit up brightly and strung overhead. I have to work extra hard to tell them the old stories, like why we light lanterns on special days. One legend tells of the Jade Emperor’s anger towards the town’s people for killing his favorite goose. He wanted to send down a firestorm to destroy the town. A kind fairy warned the people to light lanterns. When the Emperor looked down on the town, it seemed to be on fire already and he was satisfied that his goose had been avenged. Since then, lanterns are lit in celebration and remembrance of being saved. On the Moon Festival, we’ll light incense for our ancestors and leave out offerings of fruit for them. We’ll cook a special meal with traditional red lucky foods, such as lobster, salmon, red apples, roasted peanuts and chestnuts. We’ve made friends in the neighborhood and, for the Moon Festival, it’s important for us to celebrate with them in lieu of family. So, on your walk in the evening on the fifteenth day of the eighth moon, if you see a group of people outside, eating and gazing at the moon, come stop by and, maybe, there’ll be some moon cake left for you to try!

Susan S. Cheung (known to many by her Chinese name, Shifay) is a Fieldstone Farmsbased writer originally from London, England. Her challenge this month is to see how creative she can be with scissors, red paper and glue as she makes lanterns for the Moon Festival.


SOLDIER RIDe Saturday, September 25, 2010

9:00AM BATTLE GROUND ACADEMY Registration Fees: $50 online and $65 the day of the event 7:00 – 8:30 am Registration Begins 8:45am Opening Ceremony 9:00am Ride Start (helmet required) Post-ride Community BBQ Come and join hundreds of people in a day of fun and celebra- wounded warriors restore their physical and emotional well being. tion while helping support our nation’s wounded warriors! ChalIt’s a unique two or four-day cycling experience that honors the lenge yourself to cycle and raise money for Wounded Warrior men and women of our military who sacrificed so much for all of Project. Mount your ride and spin you wheels on a course of acus. tion for up to 60 fun-filled miles. You don’t have to be a wounded Every year, Soldier Ride inspires spectators who marvel as warrior to join – just a proud American who wants to show your our nation’s wounded warriors courageously battle the physical support for our wounded warriors. and psychological damages of war. In response to requests from This year’s Soldier ride is being held in the memory of Father, warriors and spectators, Soldier Ride is now open to everyone Husband, and Soldier, Master Sergeant James “Tre” Ponder from – offering the public a chance to ride alongside as our warriors Franklin, TN. Tre made the ultimate sacrifice for his Brothers in promote their positive message of recovery. Arms on a rescue mission in Eastern Afghanistan on June 28, Soldier Ride raises funds for Wounded Warrior Project pro2005. He was killed when his MD-47 helicopter was shot down by grams and initiatives to ensure this generation of wounded warenemy fire on its way to rescue a Navy SEAL team in distress. Tre riors are well-adjusted in mind, body, and economically empowwas a member of the Army’s 160th Special Operations Aviation ered. Regiment. Sponsorship Opportunities are available. Please contact Tre’s commitment to his country was equaled only by his devo- Eric Scavelli at escavelli@woundedwarriorproject.org for more tion to his family , including his beautiful wife Leslie and their two information. daughters, Samantha and Elizabeth. Mac’s Harpeth Bikes in Franklin is proud to be associated with Soldier Ride is a Wounded Warrior Project initiative that Soldier Ride, so make sure to stop in to grab the gear you need provides adaptive cycling opportunities across the country to help and a tune-up.

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Monthly Message On Hospitality and Welcome by Pastor Gretchen Person

One of the common values among differing faith traditions is hospitality. As our beautiful summer morphs into a colorful autumn, it’s a wonderful time to give thanks for the ways in which we have experienced hospitality during the past summer and to plan ways in which we can share hospitality with new and old friends and neighbors during the new school year. Are there new residents on your block or in your neighborhood? New students in your child’s class? My faith tradition, as do other faith traditions, encourages showing hospitality to strangers; for by doing so one may entertain an angel or a messenger of God without knowing it! Did you know that one traditional way of showing hospitality and welcome is that of giving guests bread and salt? In fact, bread is a respected food in many cultures and is often associated with hospitality; salt has been associated with friendship. (In fact, I’ve read that when the Soviet space program began, this tradition of sharing bread and salt went cosmic! Apparently crackers and salt tablets were used in the Apollo-Soyuz spaceship, pieces of bread along with salt provided a welcome at the Mir space station, and cosmonauts have been welcomed back to earth with bread and salt.) Not only is giving bread a sign of hospitality, but more importantly, breaking bread together is a wonderfully earthy – yet even cosmic – way to share hospitality! If you have new neighbors, why not show hospitality by sharing some bread and salt? Offer a welcome! Your gifts of bread

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and salt will be a conversation starter. Consider inviting your new neighbors to break bread with you and your family! Your kindness will mean a lot and will be woven into the fabric of their memories of living in Fieldstone Farms. When you provide hospitality, you reflect the welcome of God. And you may be entertaining angels unawares! After college, I worked overseas in a metropolitan city of international scope. It was a fantastic opportunity to meet people of all backgrounds and, in the area where I lived, to help build a community where strangers became friends. Wherever one lives, there is always the opportunity to build community. The wonderful Magnolia Magazine is helping to create community; and all of us who live in Fieldstone Farms can also shape this community by the welcome and kindnesses we offer one another. If you are new to Fieldstone Farms, my family would love to share hospitality and a welcome with you. I invite all of us to be aware of new residents in our neighborhoods, new students at school, new visitors in our faith communities, or anyone with whom we engage in conversation. Maybe it’s no accident that you have met a particular person. I invite you to ask yourself if there is something you need to learn and if this person is the one who can share it with you. Show hospitality to newcomers and you may be entertaining an angel or messenger from God unawares! Peace to you in this new school year. Pastor Gretchen Person, Holy Trinity Lutheran Church 525 Sneed Road, Nashville, TN


Setting a Strong Foundation Part 1

by Scott Fishkind An Exercise In Patience One scenario I’ve seen far too often is when folks, who haven’t exercised in a long time, get inspired to suddenly put on their athletic shoes and go for a jog or run. Chances are the next few days are going to be filled with aching muscles and tender, painful joints. In some cases a moderate to severe injury can occur, especially in vulnerable areas like the knees and lower back. Even more serious are the consequences that can result from cardiorespiratory issues exacerbated by inappropriate exercise. When it comes to beginning an exercise program it’s extremely important not to be too impatient. It takes time for the cardiovascular and musculoskeletal systems to adapt to the stresses placed on them. You need to build a strong foundation and move from there. But before even starting there’s something else to consider. Medical Clearance As mentioned in the first article, it’s very important to make sure that you don’t have any pre-existing conditions that would make certain types (or intensities) of exercise contraindicated. Before any client of a Fitness Professional can begin their exercise program, they are required to fill out, in the minimum, a form called a”Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire” ( PAR-Q ). If someone answers yes to any question on the Par-Q, then often medical clearance and guidelines would be required from their health care provider. Unfortunately many people starting an exercise program don’t consider this important first step. They just assume that it’s safe to start. I’d highly recommend checking with your physician before starting to exercise on your own to make sure you are good to go!

Wellness spine so if they are tight there is already considerable tension there (imagine a “tug of war” with muscles pulling against your spine). Now picture the additional forces that jogging or running would place on that badly misaligned pelvis. Every step creates potentially hazardous impact not only in the lower back itself but throughout the whole body (ouch!). So here we have what would appear to be a “healthy activity” fraught with potential danger! It’s important never to ignore and push through pain. Well known Physical Therapist Grey Cook refers to this as “Putting training on top of dysfunction”. Yet so many people do push through, assuming that once they “whip themselves into shape” they’ll be okay. Let’s consider a better strategy. Instead of moving straight into a high impact activity such as jogging, we would first release the tight areas and start to strengthen overstretched areas. From there you build a strong physical foundation by increasing the stability and strength throughout the body. We would also use very low impact movements, gradually progressing the intensity as appropriate. This gives the body time to properly adapt through each level of intensity.

Assessing Before Progressing For the sake of illustration I will describe how I progress a client in the beginning. This may give you an idea of how to begin. Once cleared, I always start clients by slowly working through various simple movements which I carefully observe and assess. I also listen to the verbal feedback they give me about how each movement feels so I can make note any tightness or pain they experience. I also scan for any postural deviations that need to be considered. One common concern is an over exaggerated arch (lordosis) in their lower back. Let’s consider this particular physical issue in relation to jogging. Often tight hip flexors are the culprits that pull the top of the pelvis forward into an anterior pelvic tilt. This creates an exaggerated curve in the lumbar spine. Two of the hip flexor muscles (called the Psoas major and minor), attach directly to the Lumbar magnoliapublications.com • September 2010 19


Fieldstone Fashion

fall fashion trends A new kind of ladies boutique has come to Franklin , and with prices you love! Lulu’s Clothing Company, has been in business since 2003, with a store that traveled from city to city, but recently opened their first store front in downtown Franklin at 145 2nd Ave. North . “Due to a high demand from our customer base, to open a store front year round, we had been in search of just the right location, and are excited that we have finally found a place to call home”, says Shelly Newman part of the mother-daughter team that makes up Lulu’s. Lanie and Shelly travel across the country in search of the hottest fashions, but put their own unique twist on them. Merchandise changes rapidly, so there is always something new and fresh to see from small to plus size. “Some of the new trends for fall are reminiscent of years gone by, very romantic in nature, roses abound in prints, as adornments and even in the hair. Lace, is a key element as well, paired with something unexpected like jeans and lace-up boots. Look for

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bold accessories, necklaces that double as belts, fun and funky leggings or thighhighs paired with a pair of clogs, and a plaid skirt.” “What we love is to mix the trends, with everyday pieces that are comfortable and that you will want to live in, but still have the style with out the price tag,” says Newman. As we are writing this article, the “Team” is at market, selecting those must have’s for your fall wardrobe. Be sure to stop in, meet the pair, and pick up something new for you or for that special someone.

Lu Lu’s Clothing Company lulusclothingcompany.com 615-556-5858 or look us up on facebook


Art of Strength is Reshaping Tennessee Lives Punch Kettlebell Gym

It is neither a typical gym nor a place you will get a conventional workout – but you will sweat, your heart rate will increase and you will lose body fat! At Punch Kettlebell Gym in Franklin, TN there are no treadmills, no machines, and no limits. During a class, you might use a kettlebell, barbell or dumbbell -- you might pick up sandbags and throw them down on the floor or you might even flip a giant tractor tire or hit it with a sledgehammer. “The premise of our workouts is to push our clients beyond their comfort levels and help them accomplish tasks that they didn’t know they were capable of,” said Michelle Novak, owner and Fieldstone Farms resident. Our motto is “Work Out Loud!” Every routine consists of core, cardio and strength training and you have to experience it to truly understand it. “We have redefined what it means to be fit and what it takes to attain true fitness,” says Novak. Gone are the days of boring isolation movements and endless minutes on a cardio machine. The Art of Strength training regimen is a blend of fitness philosophies and structures which guarantees a vibrant and effective workout for your body and mind. Forget about walking into a gym where you are just another number left to your own devices about what you should do for a workout that day. At Punch Gym everything is taught, coached and instructed. Novak says, “All you have to do is make the commitment to show up and the plan is in place for you each time with individual instruction available to tailor the workouts to your specific needs.” Recently, there has been coverage in the local news about both the Titans and Predators adopting the Art of Strength training system into their programs, due in large part to the fact that this is a system based on individual movements and corrective strategies. “My husband, Jason, is the Assistant Strength Coach for the Titans, and he brought

Business Buzz kettlebell training to them in 2004. What we learned was that a lot of the team’s staff and players wives etc….wanted to learn this style of exercise because the players were getting such tremendous benefits from it. That is where the idea to open Punch Gym came from…..the opportunity to provide such high level training for everyone to get their hands on. On a personal level, I am the mother of two kids with another on the way and these workouts have done wonders for me to regain my fitness levels after pregnancy. It really made me want to help more women “get their body back” and this was the only thing I found that helped tighten and tone my midsection after child birth.” People of all ages, abilities and fitness levels can be found in Punch Kettlebell Gym classes….each having the common story of being tired of the “same old, same old” workout routine and looking for something new. The client list ranges from age 15 all the way up to 64 with both men and women. “Our clients are very special to us and unique in that they have made an amazing commitment to improving their health and fitness,” said Novak. “It takes a very special person to work this hard every time they come to our gym. Obviously, they must be fully committed to the workouts, but most importantly they must be fully committed to improving themselves. Once that happens, the sky is the limit for what they can accomplish.” For more information about Punch Kettlebell Gym and to schedule a FREE orientation to begin your journey with the Art of Strength go to www.punchnashville.com or call 224-9898.

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Walnut Grove Elementary School Family Fun Night & Silent Auction September 10, 2010 ~ 5:00-8:00 Dear Parents, Let me take a moment to introduce myself. My name is Lisha Pope. I will be serving as this year’s Family Fun Night Coordinator. Family Fun Night is an annual event that brings families and Walnut Grove staff together for a wonderful evening of games, great food, and fun! This event acts as our fall fundraiser and we encourage everyone to take part in this wonderful night. The Silent Auction is our main money maker for this event. Each class is asked to donate a basket to be auctioned at the Silent Auction. A theme will be assigned to your child’s class. You will be informed of your class basket theme during Open House. A parent volunteer will be needed to coordinate the basket for your child’s class. This basket can be as creative as you want to make it. It is possible that the items you collect will make more than one basket. Obviously, the more baskets we have, the more money we can raise. If you have any questions regarding the baskets or you are interested in assisting with the silent auction, please

either contact me via e-mail at lishapope@aol.com or attend the meeting on August 20th. Donations are not limited to the basket put together by your child’s class. We would welcome any items or services that you would be willing to donate in addition to the class baskets. All correspondence regarding Family Fun Night will come home on blue paper. Ticket sales will begin shortly after school starts. Your quick response to food and ticket orders is extremely important. I can’t tell you how excited I am about this event. I hope to see you there! Thank You, Lisha Pope lishapope@aol.com 591-4996 Family Fun Night Chair 2010

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1. Admission to Family Fun Night will be $5.00 dollars per person 2. (2 and under FREE) ($20.00 dollar max per family) This includes unlimited use of all activities! 3. We will also be serving Papa John’s large pizzas this year . (At a cost of $8.00 per large pizza) you must preorder your pizza when you order your tickets . 4. You may order as many large pizzas as your family will eat (at $8.00 dollars per pizza) 5. We will have a dunking booth - please encourage your teachers to take a dunk! 6. We have increased the number of inflatables to six. 7. Silent Auction, Funky Disco, and Cake Walk are back by popular demand! 8. “Kiddie Koral” (designed for children 5 and under) with small inflatables and activities. To help you better understand the ticket purchasing process please refer to the examples below. Examples: Ticket and Food Orders 1. A family of 4 will pay $20 admission. If they order 1 pizza the total becomes $28. 2. A family of 6 will pay $20 admission. If they order 1 pizza the total becomes $28. If they order 2 pizzas the total becomes $36. 3. One parent and one child will pay $10 admission. If they order 1 pizza the total becomes $18.

If you have a school event or fund raiser and would like us to help spread the word, please contact us at FF@magnoliapublications.com. We would be happy to help!

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Cub Scouts Pack 597 Since 1910, Scouting has helped mold the future leaders of this country by combining educational activities and lifelong values with fun. The Boy Scouts of America believes and understands that helping youth puts us on a path toward a more conscientious, responsible, and productive society. The Boy Scouts of America provides fun, adventure, and moral values that last a lifetime. In Middle Tennessee, nearly 38,000 youth and adults participate in Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, co-ed Venturing Crews and Exploring Posts every year. The Middle Tennessee Council serves local youth from first grade to age 20 in a 37-county area, plus Fort Campbell, Kentucky. Cub Scouts Pack 597 serves approximately 40 boys in Hunters Bend Elementary School District. The Pack consist of five different dens: Tiger, Wolf, Bear, Webelos I,& Webelos II. Each den is specific to a

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respective grade level between 1st & 5th grades. Each den has their own meetings usually once or twice a month to get together to work on their requirements, go on field trips and prepare/work on responsibilities for upcoming Pack meetings. In additional to the den meetings, there is a monthly Pack meeting, where all the dens come together and share what they have worked on, share skits and entertainment, as well as have a good time! Pack 597’s biggest fundraising activity is selling popcorn in the fall. Last year, the boys sold over $7,500 in popcorn, with some scouts selling as much as $1,000 individually. The Pack uses proceeds from their popcorn sales to pay for camping and exploration adventures, Pinewood Derby races, as well as Advancement Awards. Be on the lookout for fall sales…Pack 597 greatly appreciates your support. Throughout the year, the Cub Scouts participate in many group activities: • Camping • Hiking • Sporting activities • Educational field trips • Fundraising • Community Service projects • Pinewood Derby • Overnight (a.k.a. “resident”) and Day Summer Camps • High Adventure camps such as Space Camp in Huntsville, Ala.


Pack 597 recently returned from its summer camp experience at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, AL. While at “Space Camp,” the boys had the opportunity to learn about U.S. space exploration history, including the origins of the Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo rocket series. They were able to build their own model rockets and test launch them on a pad at the Rocket Park. They also had the chance to visit the Star Wars Museum traveling exhibit. This traveling exhibit included actual costumes, props, models, and characters from all six of the Star

Wars movies. Pack 597 is currently looking for new boys that want to join the pack! Boys of elementary age grade 1-5 may join the Pack at any time. Joining is simple, quick, and easy. You will be off to a great start in scouting if you join now. If your son would be interested in having fun and sharing quality time with you, please contact Andy Pulliam [andy.pulliam@ gmail.com] or [615-613-5808]

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