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Letter From The Publisher

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appy Halloween Fieldstone Farms! This just happens to be my favorite holiday of all. When else is it perfectly acceptable for a grown adult to dress up in a costume and become one’s alter ego for an evening. Or, photoshop a Yoda image onto one’s face! It’s just fun. Since the kids usually don’t read this part (does anybody really ever read this part?), I will take this opportunity to talk to the adults. The kids live in a full-time fantasy world, so Halloween is just a day to receive candy for their usual antics and an opportunity to stay out after dark. Halloween has become a social “get out of jail free card”. A day to take a break from the typical politically correct world that we have to endure on a daily basis. This break is most welcome for me. From what I know about myself and human nature in general is that we all dream of being other things from time to time. Some of you may have dreamed of being a professional musician. I was a professional musician for years and dreamed (and still do dream) of being a Planetary Scientist, or a Police Officer, or a Jedi. All that I can say is to have fun with it. Take the opportunity to live out that deeply subdued alter-ego that just needs to spring forth every now and then. It always amazes me how people will effortlessly “stay in character” for the duration of their costumed experience. There will be plenty of time to get back to the real world on November 1st. Happy Birthday Sally! I love you!

“Clothes make a statement. Costumes tell a story” ~Mason Cooley

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Contents Credits

SECTIONS

Joshua Carré Publisher

Halloween • by Phil Leftwich

Every Aiden Thomas Editor

Real Estate

Sally Carré Advertising Director

The Bell Witch • by Kristi Carré

Joshua Cantu Creative Consultant

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Cuddle Companions • Guiding Puppy 10

Kathryn Fitch Account Executive

Magnolia Spotlight • Michelle Wilson 12

Contributors Kristi Carré David Jay Alison Carré

The Fieldstone View • with Maria Dinoia 14

Fieldstone Farms Contributors Christi Kline Maria Dinoia Phil Leftwich Christina Bender Karen Creason Scott Fishkind Michelle Wilson Brian Bachochin

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The Graves of Fieldstone Farms • by David Jay 16 Community Calendar 18

Health • by Christina Bender 22 Wellness • by Scott Fishkind 23 Monthly Message • Brian Bachochin 25 Gettin’ Crafty • Alison Carré 26

Business Buzz • Mobile Music Academy 27 Fieldstone Financial • Thomas Hall 30

On the Cover October Cover Photo: Happy Halloween!

Photo by: Christi Kline (949) 302-5608

Photos@ChristiKline.com

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Halloween by Phil Leftwich

Halloween Leaves crunch beneath the stalking feet of trick or treaters in the street from door to door they come to haunt knee high, or taller they do flaunt their ghoulish masks, or witchy dress while there are some who do impress with costumes spun of homemade charm or princess gowns that don’t alarm glow wands waving. . . bags in hand “Trick or treat!” is their demand and so we fill their sacks with care wishing not to take their dare of denying “trick or treat” and some dreadful end we’ll meet we hear their laughter’s glad echo as to our neighbor’s house they go All Hallows Eve falls once a year for young and old its message clear reminding hearts grown old or gray the fun of coming out to play we reminiscence beside the fire and think of when we did not tire of games at nighttime and the feel

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of Halloween and times we’d steal if we could reclaim such nights of ghouls and goblins. . . deadly frights and all the candy we did spread on the floor beside our bed like pirates bold we made our way “land lubbers” frightened were our prey until another Halloween when ghouls and goblins shall be seen roaming in their makeup bold that delights both young and old.


Real Estate

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The Bell Witch by Kristi Carré

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have always been fascinated by the story of the Bell Witch. Even before I moved to Tennessee, I knew about the entity that tortured the Bell family, and was eventually responsible for the death of John Bell. The family was plagued by this mysterious spirit for nearly four years, from 1817 to 1821. The haunting began in 1817 when the Bell family began to experience strange happenings, from scratching sounds to knocking to seeing strange creatures. The blankets were pulled off the beds, and the children’s hair was pulled. Elizabeth (Betsy) Bell was the focus of the attacks brought on by the spirit. She was slapped, pinched, and stuck with pins. The spirit began to speak, and identified herself as the “witch” of Kate Batts. Batts was a neighbor of the Bell family, and John had done business with her. Batts was not satisfied with the results of the business, and John was not a man who would com-

promise. Soon after the business happened, the attacks started. The spirit, whom the people began calling “Kate,” did not remain only in the Bell home. Reports from all over Robertson County came in stating that voices and sounds were heard. Andrew Jackson was even said to come to the Bell farm to see firsthand if the rumors were true. He had trouble and blamed the witch when his carriage wheels stopped and would not turn until the witch gave him permission. John Bell soon became ill, for which Kate took credit. She would never let him rest. One day, he went to bed and never recovered. He was found in bed, senseless, and a strange bottle was found nearby. There was a remnant of the liquid on his tongue. Not knowing what it was, a drop was placed on the tongue of a cat, and the cat immediately fell dead. John Bell soon followed. Kate screamed in triumph, and also made her presence known at his funeral. After the death of John Bell, Kate stayed around for a while, threatening Betsy to not marry Joshua Gardner, the man she loved. Kate did allow Betsy to eventually marry the local schoolteacher, Richard Powell. Kate left the family, but vowed to return in seven years. She did return, and tortured the family again for two weeks. She left and was not seen or heard from again. The Bell Witch Cave in Adams, Tennessee is a remaining landmark of the story of the Bell Witch. The cave is located on the land adjacent to the Bell farm land. The cave is supposedly the place where Kate went after she killed John Bell. Some believe that the cave is an entrance to a doorway where Kate could leave and enter this world. There is said to be strange phenomena surrounding the cave. The mouth of the cave opens widely, but to get to the cavern inside, you must go through a long tunnel. The cavern is said to be where you can hear footsteps and screams. Other strange happenings include people feeling like they are being pushed, slapped and held down. I visited the cave in August 2009 as part of a tour with the American Ghost Society. I did not experience any of the reported phenomena, but I did see a mist in one of the photos I took. So, maybe Kate made an appearance? I could not go into the cavern due to a bout of claustrophobia, but I felt good about what I had seen. Maybe one day I’ll go back and try again.

Kristi Carré hold a Master’s Degree in Teaching with an emphasis in Reading and is a 4th grade teacher in the Franklin Special School District.

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Arts & Entertainment

presents

Leapin’ Lizards! The popular comic strip heroine takes centerstage in one of the world’s best-loved musicals. “Annie” is a spunky Depression-era orphan determined to find her parents, who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of a New York City Orphanage run by the cruel, embittered Miss Hannigan. In adventure after fun-filled adventure, Annie foils Miss Hannigan’s evil machinations, and finds a new family and home in billionaire Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary Grace Farrell, and a lovable mutt named Sandy. This Broadway version includes all the favorites like Tomorrow, Hard Knock Life, I Think I’m Gonna Like It Here, Easy

Street, and I Don’t Need Anything But You. The teens of Bravo Creative Arts Center along with a double cast of Bravo’s “orphan” children will give 4 performances at The Father Ryan Center For The Arts, 700 Norwood Drive, Nashville TN. Evening performances are October 7 & 8 at 7pm. Matinee shows are October 9 & 10 at 2pm. General admission tickets $8 / Reserved $10. For information: 599-5314 or www.bravocreativeartscenter.com

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Cuddly Companions

Guiding Puppy Our Puppy Raising Journey

As residents of Williamson County you and your family automatically qualify for membership.

“It takes a village to raise a puppy, especially if that puppy serves proudly as a Southeastern Guide Dog.” We are asking for our friends and neighbors in Fieldstone Farms to be our village as we start our journey to raise a puppy for Southeastern Guide Dogs. SEGD’s mission is to create and nurture a partnership between a visually impaired individual and a guide dog, facilitating life’s journey with mobility, independence and dignity. We have agreed to be volunteer puppy-raisers for Southeastern Guide Dogs and as such, will be welcoming a future guide dog into our home and our Fieldstone Farms community We are charged with the young puppy’s training and socialization. It is our job to help the puppy become comfortable with home life, learn basic obedience, and begin to experience the world. We will be taking the puppy everywhere - to work, out to eat, on trips, and even grocery shopping. This real-world training imitates the experiences the dogs need to successfully guide a visually impaired person wherever they want to go. The puppy will wear a blue “Puppy in Training” jacket in public which enables us to expose the future guide dog to a variety of public environments and situations. The jacket also prepares the puppy for the sensation of a harness. Here is one way you can help – if you see the puppy wearing the jacket, please do not pet the puppy. This lessens the confusion for the puppy as it trains – jacket on means working, jacket off means playtime. We will gladly remove the jacket, give the puppy the appropriate commands and allow you to pet the puppy. The puppy-raising experience requires a great deal of commitment, time, energy, and focus. We also hope our friends and the Fieldstone Farms community will assist us as we train and socialize the puppy so s/he may, in the future, assist another. For more information about Southeastern Guide Dogs, to volunteer to become a puppy-raiser, or learn about hosting a company jeans day, please visit their website at www.guidedogs.org. You can follow our journey at www.guidingpuppy.blogspot.com.

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Magnolia Spotlight

Michelle Wilson

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he Wilson’s (Corey, Michelle, Nick, Andrew and Tori) have lived in Fieldstone Farms for almost 3 years now. Prior to relocating to here with my husband’s company, we had lived pretty much all over California with our previous address being in Huntington Beach, CA. Surf & sun were great, however my husband and I felt that SoCal just wasn’t the best place to raise our family, so when the opportunity with Corey’s job came about, we decided to load the truck and move to Tennessee. The whole idea of selling our home in California was a very daunting considering the weakening housing market, however our children were worth it. We shopped realtors, just as most should, and found a husband and wife team that wasn’t your everyday agents, instead they were very eager and had the same values and interests we had. Based on their suggestions, we prepped the house to make it more appealing for potential buyers. (Remember all those things that you have been meaning to do, well now you have to do them and will get very little time to enjoy the result.) Once it was ready, our realtors were ready to do agent

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previews and open houses. The first month we had a number of people through the house (mostly other realtors), however after the first two months things started to slow down, a lot! With my husband having to commute back and forth to Tennessee every other week, plus the continued drop in the housing market, I decided to make selling our home one of my main focuses. My first step was to know my audience so I spent a lot of time talking with realtors and potential buyers to understand more about what did and didn’t like about our home. Based on those conversations I continually tweaked our home to make it more appealing and provided additional open houses outside our realtor, during times that were more convenient to people with children. It definitely wasn’t a quick process, however a few months later we sold our home and I got to enjoy my favorite part of the process, finding a place we could call “home”. Long story short, we found a “home” in Fieldstone Farms and I realized just how much I really enjoyed talking with people and the whole home buying and selling process. So a few months after we settled into our home, I decided that I wanted to be in the business of helping other families buy and sell homes. That was two years ago and I have to say I really love my job. I feel very blessed to find a career that I truly enjoy, while helping families find their dream home.


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The Fieldstone View with Maria Dinoia

I love it. No separating, no driving to a collection site, cutting back 50% of household garbage---so easy I can’t think of an excuse not to do it. -- Judy Beaudin

Question: How do you feel about Franklin’s new recycling program and do you use it? Maria Dinoia is a part-time freelance writer who happily resides in Fieldstone Farms with her husband and three kids.

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I primarily like it because it is a cost savings not to have to sort the everyday garbage for recycling. Secondly, it’s good for the environment and helps show the kids some responsibility for their surroundings. For those reasons we will continue to use and support it. -- Ralf Ruiz I am very excited about Franklin’s new recycling program! I have to admit, our family has not been “recyclers” until now since you had to sort everything into different containers and take it somewhere. Franklin has made it pretty easy by being able to put everything into one bag and they come and pick it up! We have no excuses now! -- Amy Black We are really happy that Franklin has started a recycling pick-up program. We were paying a private company, but now we use the blue bags. We would love to see the city move toward using a recycling can as big as our trash can, because we often have more recycling than trash. -- Karen Mennenga


The Graves of Fieldstone Farms by David Jay

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few months ago, I discovered a little piece of history in Fieldstone Farms. A tiny plot of hallowed ground right smack in the middle of the Somerton Park Cul-de-sac in the Prescott Place sub-division. Lying below a couple of well-aged trees and behind an unassuming rod iron fence are two graves! One of them is a plant entangled stone crypt and the other, a head stone. Both graves are badly worn, making them impossible to read or even to get a good rubbing from. Who could this possible be in this quaint little cemetery? Why only two? At first, I assumed that it was a small Perkins family plot, away from the main house and in a quiet location near the river. But, after doing a bit of investigating, the mystery could not be greater. The Williamson County Archives and Museum in Franklin has the plot listed as The Hunt Cemetery. The official description is “Approximately two miles North of Franklin on US-431, on the farm presently owned by Charles Garrett Anderson, formerly owned by Paul Hinson. The two remaining stones (one crypt and one stone) are located directly in back of the home about 1/8 mile across the field in the first clump of trees.” The plot is also displayed as a small dot, in the field and by the bend in the Harpeth River on their large map of Williamson County. Two men are listed as being buried here, Sion B. Hunt and Thomas G. Mallory. Sion B. Hunt, who is the one buried in the crypt, is the son of Mary Rackley and James Hunt. He was born in present-day Franklin County, NC on September 30th, 1773. Sion became an early settler in Tennessee and was in Davidson County by October 1797. He was a witness when his brother Matthew purchased land on the Stones River in 1801. Sion married Rebecca Dunham on February 11th, 1801 in Davidson County at the age of 27, she was 24. They had an unknown number of children. On August 22nd, 1803, Sion and his brother John where named executors of their father’s will. By all accounts, Sion 16 Magnolia • Fieldstone Farms Community Magazine

received exactly $1 as did his brothers Henry, Moses, James, Shadrock and Matthew. Sion’s brother William received 100 acres of land “to begin at Samuel Weakley’s corner”. John, received 540 acres of land in an unspecified location. Sion is listed as a juror for the Circuit Court on Friday, July 12th, 1811 by the Williamson County, Tennessee County Court Minutes, May 1806 to April 1812. So he must have had a residence in Williamson County by then. Sion B. Hunt died on September 29th, 1826 at the age of 52 (the day before his 53rd birthday). The Petitions to Southern County Courts, Tennessee 1792-1868 recorded “Williamson County, Tennessee. The widow and heirs of the late Sion Hunt seek a partition of his estate. They submit that said Hunt died in 1826 intestate possessed of a considerable real and personal estate. They represent that the widow (Rebecca Hunt) is entitled to one third of said land during her natural life as and for her dower and that hunt’s children are each entitled to an equal half of said land and quality & quantity considered.” They do not mention where the land is. Thomas G. Mallory was born on November 16th, 1776. No information is available about where he was born or about his parents and siblings. Although there wasn’t a lot of information about Thomas, the stuff that I did find is completely provocative and worthy of even the most raunchy daytime TV. Sometime in the early 1800’s, Thomas Mallory married Peggy S. Dabney and their relationship must have been tumultuous to say the least. On January 16th, 1824, Peggy’s father John Dabney, released his Last Will & Testament. In his Will he stated “To retain that part of my said Estate which in the division according to my said Will shall fall to my said daughter, Peggy S. Mallory in their possession and subject to the entire control of them or the survivor of them upon trust nevertheless to receive and pay over to the said Peggy S. Mallory the annual or other profits of her said part in such a way that her present husband Thomas G. Mallory shall have no benefit or advantage thereby unless by the desire of said Peggy S.


Mallory and if it shall so happen that my said daughter Peggy S. shall die during her marriage with said Thomas G. Mallory then it is my desire that said property shall go to and be divided amongst the issues of said Peggy S. in the same way as if she had died intestate and unmarried. And if said Peggy S. shall survive her said covertures (husband’s control) then I give and bequeath said property to her and her airs forever”. I guess it is safe to say that Peggy’s daddy didn’t like Thomas too much. 1825 was a crazy year at the Mallory house. In that year, a Peace Warrant was issued against Thomas for the benefit of Peggy as well as a full blown divorce hearing. The Petitions to Southern County Courts, Tennessee 1792-1868 recorded “Williamson County, Tennessee. Peggy S Mallory, through her next friend, Charles A. Dabney, seeks a divorce from her husband, Thomas G. Mallory. Citing numerous examples of unprovoked abuse on his part and silent resignation on the part of your Petitioner, Peggy claims that Thomas has threatened her life on several occasions. She related to the court an instance where Thomas pulled her out of bed with much violence, struck her many violent blows, stripped her of every article of clothing and threw part of them in the fire, and then swore with most diabolical malignancy that he would throw her on the fire and burn her up. On another occasion, Thomas commanded your Petitioner to whip a ten year old daughter of hers by a former husband to which she declined. Peggy adds that Thomas is in possession of 130 acres of land that she inherited from her father’s estate. Peggy asks that she be granted a divorce and alimony and that Thomas be restrained from removing said property beyond the power of your Honour.” Thomas G. Mallory died on February 11th, 1832 at the age of

55. As administrator of his Will, Peggy was quick to get it out of the way. As reported in court documents from April 6th, 1832, “Peggy S. Mallory, administratix of Thomas G. Mallory’s estate, advertised for persons with claims against this estate file same promptly. Also, his perishable estate would be sold at his late residence on April 20th. His cotton crop weighing 10,000 pounds was to be sold at the Wood Warehouse in Nashville on April 30th, 1832.” There is little to tie Sion Hunt and Thomas Mallory together other than that they both had a man named Joseph Potts listed as the ward of each of them in 1827. I also did find that James Hunt (Sion’s brother) was married to Hannah Mallory in the early 1800’s but it is not clear if she was related to Thomas. Who knows what brought these two souls together for their eternal rest within six years of each other. Maybe they were friends and are waiting to take their yearly stroll around Fieldstone Farms on Halloween! A very special thanks to Charlie Sawyer and Hilda Reynolds at The Williamson County Archives and Museum, Franklin TN. Sources: worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com www.tngenweb.org www.smithselfgen.com Williamson County, Tennessee County Court Minutes, May 1806 to April 1812 The Petitions to Southern County Courts, Tennessee 1792-1868

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Community Calendar

Local Events Wed 6th Hunter’s Bend Elementary Picture Day. Thurs 7th - Sun 10th Bravo Creative Arts Center presents Annie! 599-5314 or www.bravocreativeartscenter.com Sun 10th Concert In the Park Motown Revisited 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM The Park at Harlinsdale Farm Wed 13th American Red Cross Blood Drive 2 pm - 7 pm Little House Animal Hospital Grassland (615) 792-9148 Sat 16th Stella & Dot Trunk Show 7 pm - 9 pm The Fieldstone Club Mon 18th - Tues 19th Williamson County Schools Fall Break - No School Sat 23rd Fifth Third Bank Fall Fest 10 am - 2pm Fieldstone Farms Branch Sat 30th Calvary Chapel & The Fieldstone Club’s Fall Family Fest 3 pm - 9pm The Fieldstone Club Sat 30th The City of Franklin’s Pumpkinfest 10 am - 6 pm. Downtown Franklin All calendar content is not verified and is subject to change without notice.

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Captain Kangaroo Day The show first aired on this day in 1955.

3pm - Zumba at The Fieldstone Club

Child Health Day First Monday in October.

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3pm - Zumba at The Fieldstone Club

Happy Halloween!

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World Teacher Day

Día de la Raza Celebrate in Mexico.

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HOA Board Meeting 6pm Christ Community Church

WCS Fall Break - No School

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Mickey Mantle Born on this da

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Pablo Picasso’s Birthday Born in Spain in 1881.

9:30 am - Integrated Training at the Fieldstone Club

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6:30 am - Boot Camp at the Fieldstone Club 8 am - Pilates at the Fieldstone Club 6 pm - Weight & Core class at Fieldstone Club

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Little Orphan Annie’s Birthday Comic strip character, in 1922.

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6:30 am - Boot Camp at the Fieldstone Club 8 am - Pilates at the Fieldstone Club 6 pm - Weight & Core class at Fieldstone Club

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Henry Cavendish’s Birthday Born in England in 1731.

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International Red Cross Organized In Geneva 1863.

6:30 am - Boot Camp at the Fieldstone Club 8 am - Pilates at the Fieldstone Club 6 pm - Weight & Core class at Fieldstone Club

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American Bandstand Premiered In 1957.

6:30 am - Boot Camp at The Fieldstone Club 8:30 am - Pilates at The Fieldstone Club 9:30 am - Yoga at The Fieldstone Club

9:30 am - Power Sculpt at The Fieldstone Club

National Poetry Day

9 am - “Out of Water” Aerobics at The Fieldstone Club

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9:30 am - Power Sculpt at The Fieldstone Club

Guggenheim Museum Opens in 1955

National Nut Day

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9 am - “Out of Water” Aerobics at The Fieldstone Club

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Fall Fest 10am-2pm Fieldstone Farms Branch

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National Organization of Women Founded In 1966.

Plush Animal Lover’s Day

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First Two-Way Telephone Conversation In 1876.

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Truck Show 7-9pm at The Fieldstone Club

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6:30 am - Boot Camp at The Fieldstone Club 8:30 am - Pilates at The Fieldstone Club 9:30 am - Yoga at The Fieldstone Club

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J. Frank Duryea’s Birthday Born in 1869. His brother, Charles, and him built and oprated the first automobile.

Grover’s Birthday Sesame Street Character.

6:30 am - Boot Camp at The Fieldstone Club 8:30 am - Pilates at The Fieldstone Club 9:30 am - Yoga at The Fieldstone Club

Peanuts Comic Strip First Published In 1950.

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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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Independent Stylist Kathy Caudill

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Presents

An Evening of Fashion Please join us on Saturday October 16th from 7pm9pm at The Fieldstone Club for an evening of the latest Fall Fashions Truck Show provided by Stella & Dot’s Independent Stylist Kathy Caudill. 20% of the net proceeds from the sale of pink items will be donated to Breast Cancer Research. Refreshments will be provided. Come on down and say hello to the Magnolia Team and enjoy the evening!

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Other great upcoming events at The Fieldstone Club Saturday October 9th, 10am-12pm

Ask the Experts: Learn about landscaping, outside flowers, urns, planters and more.

Master Gardener Barbara Wise is the infamous Dame de fleur (“Flower Lady”) of Southern Land Company and will be on hand to give tips on how to dress up your home through the art of urns, deck boxes, and planters. Barbara has been an integral part in making Southern Land Company such a renowned and well-recognized example of Horticultural excellence

Friday October 15th, 11:30am-1pm

Nourishing Our Children with Chef Shane Kelly

“Learn about how to stop feeding your children out of boxes and how to eat real nutrient-rich foods that nourish their brains and bodies. Shane will give you an overview of what an optimal, nutrient-dense diet looks like along with a practical and simple approach to eating real food. Shane will bring a couple of tasty recipes to hand out and her new book, “Fourteen Days of Eating in a Real Food Way!” will be for sale. So come on out and be inspired to make better food choices to begin your real food journey!” Bring your lunch or call The Fieldstone Club to reserve a catered Box Lunch

Friday October 22nd, 11:30am-1pm History of Fieldstone Farms and Franklin

You’ll be delighted to hear Susie Sims Irvin, Franklin author, poet and artist, who grew up on the land which is now Fieldstone Farms, and Rick Warwick, local author and Historian, as they relay stories and history of our neighborhood and city -about which you never knew.


Health

We Want Your Blood! by Christina Bender, MSN, RN

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ampires BEWARE! With Halloween just around the corner, now is a perfect time to introduce you to a blood thirsty neighborhood organization in need of individuals who will willingly give up their blood; The American Red Cross. Since blood cannot be manufactured and can only come from volunteers, The American Red Cross collects and provides blood to those in need. Greater than 60 percent of our population is not eligible to donate blood, so it is important for those who are eligible to do so. Blood is necessary to sustain life. Blood delivers oxygen and nutrients to every single cell of the body, removes waste products, and plays a vital role in the immune system. For a variety of reasons, people may need to supplement their blood volume in order to sustain their life. This is accomplished through a process known as a blood transfusion. A blood transfusion is a procedure in which a patient receives blood into one of their blood vessels through an IV line. Blood transfusions are common in our society and almost 5 million Americans need blood transfusions each year. Our knowledge base about blood and blood transfusions has

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dramatically progressed since the first human-to-human transfusion in 1818. Discoveries throughout the years have identified different blood groups, compatibility issues and resolutions, effective use of various blood products, and safer donation and transfusion techniques. Blood groups are classified by many factors, but the most common is the ABO Blood Group System and Rh factor. Individuals in these groups fall into one of 8 categories: O+, O-, A+, A-, B+, B-, AB+, AB-. In general, the universal donor is Oand the universal recipient is AB+. The most common group is O+ and the less common group is AB-. However, all blood types are needed for donation. Common blood types have many more individuals in need of that blood and less common blood types have fewer donors to give. There are many components of blood and just one donation can help multiple people. The primary components that can be derived from donated blood include whole blood, red blood cells, platelets, and plasma. Whole blood contains red cells, white cells, and platelets which are suspended in plasma; mainly used for open heart surgery and newborns. Red cells carry oxygen from the lungs to your body and take carbon dioxide back to your lungs to be exhaled; mainly used for trauma, anemia, and surgery. Platelets are cell fragments within blood whose main function is to assist with clotting and to stop or prevent bleeding; mainly used for cancer patients receiving chemotherapy. Plasma is a fluid comprising of water, proteins, salts, sugars, fats, hormones, and vitamins; mainly used for massive transfusions, burns, and hemophilia. Every 2 seconds someone in America will need a blood transfusion. Without blood donors, these patients would not be able to receive the blood needed to sustain their life. Becoming familiar with the donation process will assist in alleviating anxiety you may have about donating blood. Many fear the needle, and they are not alone. Others have trouble finding the time to donate. Some just do not know what to expect. It takes about 1 hour from the time you arrive until the time you leave. A typical donation is a 4 step process: registration, health history and mini physical, donation, and refreshments. Registration involves signing in, showing identification, and reviewing information about donating blood. During the health history and mini physical you will answer questions about your health and travel history during a private and confidential interview. Your blood pressure, pulse, temperature, and hemoglobin level will be checked. If you are eligible to donate, based on your history and physical, you move onto the donation process. An area on your arm will be cleansed and a needle will be inserted to draw the blood. Once approximately 1 pint of blood has been collected (about 10 minutes) the donation is complete and you will have a bandage placed on your arm. After the donation you will receive a snack and beverage and can leave the donation area after 10-15 minutes. Continue to stay hydrated and avoid heavy lifting or exercise for the rest of the day. Most importantly, accept the thanks of people whose lives were changed by your blood donation! Starve a vampire this month; grab a friend or family member, and go donate! For additional information, please visit: http://www.redcrossblood.org


Setting a Strong Foundation Part 2 “Warm-up and Cool-Down” by Scott Fishkind

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Wellness moving on to heavier loads. With my personal training clients I incorporate “Three dimensional warm-ups”. These utilize primary functional movement patterns, giving many benefits of both general and specific warm-ups. They also enhance their overall movement efficiency, making one less vulnerable to injury both during exercise and daily life. The Cool-down is extremely important on so many levels. • Gradually decreases the heart rate and overall metabolism. • Reversal of the blood shunt, helping to prevent post exercise venous blood pooling and too rapid a drop in blood pressure. This reduces the likelihood of lightheadedness or fainting. • Reduction in incidence of post exercise muscle spasms or cramping. • Reduction in the concentration of exercise hormones, thereby lowering the probability of postexercise disturbance in cardiac rhythm. For Cool-downs, low level activity, similar to that of the conditioning exercise is recommended. The length should be proportional to the intensity and length of the primary conditioning phase. A 30-40 minute conditioning phase at moderately high intensity should warrant a 5-10 minute cooldown. Stretching is also recommended after the cool-down focusing on the muscle groups most utilized in the conditioning activity.

e will now start discussing the elements of the actual exercise program. Although nutrition is definitely a key element for fat loss, it alone will not create fitness. True fitness is what enables one to radiate vitality, function better in every aspect of life, minimize pain and maximize well being. To achieve this level of fitness, exercise is the IT factor! Warm-up and Cool-down Unfortunately, folks are often in such a rush that they neglect performing a proper warm-up and/or cool-down. From a cardiovascular and musculoskeletal perspective it’s important to allow the body to move into and out of exercise gradually. Here are some benefits of a proper warm-up: • The blood is gradually “shunted” from the core of the body to the extremities, more safely preparing the body for exercise. This directs more blood flow to the exercising muscles, providing them with nourishment and helping to remove waste products. • Heart rate, blood pressure and oxygen consumption are gradually increased. • Lessening of premature onset of blood lactic acid accumulation (helping reduce the burning sensation in the muscles). • Warm-up helps reduce fatigue during higher level aerobic exercise. No matter • Increased elasticity of the active muscles. • Gradual increase in heat in the active muscle groups (reducyour situation, ing the likelihood of muscle injury) we’ve got a mortgage • The nervous system is primed to help recruit more motor units within the muscles, enhancing exercise performance. for that. • Prepares muscles for pre-exercise stretching. • Provides early awareness of potential musculoskeletal or metabolic problems that may increase at higher intensities. Call Thomas Hall Call 615-525-7805 This can help one avoid a potentially dangerous health situCall 615-525-7805 at 615-525-7805 ation. orinwalk in any orto walk any any help with of your • Mental preparation for exercise. mortgage needs Fifth Third Centertoday. • Length: Warm-ups are generally recommended for at least Fifth Banking Third Banking Center 3-5 minutes. However the duration should be adjusted delocation today. today. location pending on the level and intensity of the primary conditioning activity as well as the person’s fitness level. General and Specific Warm-ups: A general warm-up is one that is non-specific to the activity at hand. Examples are riding a stationary bike or walking on a treadmill before performing resistance training. A specific warm-up would resemble the primary exercise activwww.53.com ity. For example, bodyweight squats before leg presses, push-ups www.53.com Thomas Hall before bench presses, or walking to prepare for running. 615-525-7805 Subject to credit review and approval. Fifth Third Mortgage is the trade When performing resistance training, I highly recommend continu- name used by Fifth Third Mortgage Company and Fifth Third Mortgage – MI, LLC. mark ofto Fifth Thirdreview Bancorp. Member FDIC.FifthEqual Lender. credit and approval. ThirdHousing Mortgage is the trade ing the warm-up process by doing at least one warm-up set of Fifth Third is a registered serviceSubject name used by Fifth Third Mortgage Company and Fifth Third Mortgage – MI, LLC. about 15 or so repetitions of each resistance exercise before Fifth Third is a registered service mark of Fifth Third Bancorp. Member FDIC. Equal Housing Lender.

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A Change of Seasons by Brian Bachochin

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f the times throughout the year to watch the seasons change, this is my favorite. The explosion of colors overtaking the trees, the invigorating, crisp morning air - Fall truly is a beautiful, and even inspiring time of year. I didn’t always feel this way. Thinking back to when I was a kid, I remember that the transition from summer to fall used to bring me down. The cool breezes and shortening days spoke of summer’s passing - and I, like many kids, didn’t at all look forward the end of summer! But it wasn’t just that the close of summer meant the end of summer break - there was more to it than that. As I observed summer in its final throes prior to succumbing to the season’s change, a sort of melancholy would seep in, and in the midst of all of the vibrant colors of autumn the though of something slipping away only left me feeling blue. Funny how things change. Now that I’m a little older, I’ve come to appreciate the beauty in the changing seasons. Winter’s cold gradually gives way to spring’s warmth, eventually giving birth to the high heat of summer, which over time cools as fall makes its entrance. Each season has its own place in the order of time, and each brings its own unique beauty to bear upon its arrival. Seasons of life can be like that as well. One minute we’re off to our first day of school, the next we’re sending our own children off to theirs! Every experience becomes a page in our story; each moment a brush stroke, as though from the hand of some invisible

Monthly Message artist, adding depth and detail to the portrait of our lives, until one day we find ourselves revisiting the previous chapters; pondering the fuller picture, every detail bringing us back in time. In Ecclesiastes chapter 3, the Bible reminds us that “To everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under heaven: a time to be born, and a time to die” ...and frankly, time for only so much in between. The man who wrote those words spent a lifetime accumulating experiences of every kind. Having spent the larger portion of his life in so many diverse pursuits, eventually the author, Solomon, in the autumn of his life came to discover a depth of wisdom that can only flower with age and experience (Ecc. 12:13-14). The years that pass in our lives eventually come together to form the eras of our lives, marked by various milestones and labeled in terms like “the good old days.” And even as we look back on days past with fondness, there can sometimes seep in a melancholy as we realize that a new season may be upon us. In those times, I’m reminded that God leads us into every new season in our lives with the intention of showing us the unique beauty of each. As busy as things can get in life nowadays, I do try to enjoy this colorful time of year - taking a drive through some of the beautiful wooded areas, and maybe head out to a Fall Fest or two. When I do, I find myself appreciating the Artist behind each season’s scenic masterpiece - and it always reminds me that His skillful hands are leading me through the seasons of my life as well.

Pastor Brian Bachochin

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Gettin’ Crafty

Homemade Haunted House by Alison Carré

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all is in the air! The days are getting shorter, the nights are getting cooler and your little Monsters have begun to plan what their costumes will be for Halloween. It’s the time to dress up, gather candy and celebrate the Ghouls and Goblins that come out to play. In this article, I will tell you how to make a Haunted House in your garage or backyard that will be sure to frighten the masses!

What you will need: • (All the items can be found in your home or at a local convenience store) • Grapes • Spaghetti Noodles • Oreos, Pudding, Gummy Worms • Large Black Trash Bags • 3 Small Boxes- Shoe Box will work great • 3 Small Bowls • 3 Small Tables • Thread- Any Color • Black Lights or Spot Lights Preparation: • Cut the trash bags so that they lay flat • Cut the thread at different lengths, be sure to keep the pieces long • Flip the small boxes upside down and cut a small hole in the bottom, large enough so a hand will fit through • Peel the Grapes, cook and cool the Spaghetti Noodles • Crush the Oreos, prepare the Pudding • Make 3 signs that read, “Eyeballs”, “Brains” and “Grave” Set-Up: • Hang the trash bags to designate the path that you would like the guests to walk through, twist the direction almost like a maze. • Set 3 small tables at random points through the walk for the guests to stop at • Set the Black Lights or Spot Lights along the floor or overhead to light the path so the guest will see while the main lights are turned off. You can also use Twinkle Lights (Christmas Lights) to run along the floor of the designated path • Place the peeled Grapes in a bowl and the cooked Spaghetti Noodles in a bowl • In the 3rd bowl, mix Pudding and Oreos with the Gummy Worms Final Set-Up: • Hang the thread at different lengths to resemble Spider Webs. As the guest walks through, they will feel the thread brush against their face and it will trick them! • Set the bowl of Grapes on one of the small tables, put a small box over it and label it “Eyeballs” • Set the bowl of Noodles on another table with a small box over it and label it “Brains” • On the 3rd small table, set the Pudding/Oreo/gummy Worm mixture with a small box over it and label it “Grave” ***When the guest reaches into the boxes, they will feel the items without being able to see what they are!*** Congratulations! Your Haunted House will be sure to terrify even the bravest souls!

Ali’s Tip

Be aware of your target age group. For the older kids or adults, don’t be afraid to get scary! If you have any volunteers, have them dress up in scary costumes and jump out from around hidden corners or follow the guests through the maze without making a sound! Additional decorations can be placed throughout the maze as well for an added effect. 26 Magnolia • Fieldstone Farms Community Magazine


Mobile Music Academy The Music Comes to You!

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obile Music Academy is Middle TN’s leading In-Home Music Lessons Company. Established in 2008 MMA has taught hundreds of students and thousands of lessons and has helped “bring music back to the home” for many families. Three things that set us apart: 1. In-Home Lessons: no more mom & dad running the kids to yet another activity. We have found that In-Home music lessons help the student progress better as they feel more comfortable in their surroundings. In addition, a teacher can see the setting for the students practice time and can give helpful suggestions to help enhance their practice, such as instrument tuning, practice lighting, etc... 2. Our rates: We have some of the lowest out there. We are competitively priced with local lesson studios that make you come to them and lock in you into long contracts that penalize you if you need to stop. With MMA, you pay at the end of the month after the lessons have been completed and

Business Buzz can stop lessons at any time without penalty. Our student retention rate is very high so we do not worry about trapping people into taking lessons. We have students ranging from age 4-74 playing classical piano to bluegrass fiddle and banjo so if you want to learn it, we can teach it. 3. Our Teachers: We like to think we have some of the best teachers in all of Nashville. Mobile Music Academy has over 20 qualified, pre-screened instructors who make the lessons fun and interesting while maximizing the student’s musical potential. We are a BBB accredited company and have won the “Best of Parenting” award for 2008 and 2009. Instruments Taught include: Piano, Guitar, Bass, Violin, Cello, Viola, Drums, Voice & Stage Performance, Flute, Saxophone and many more. Call us at 615.301.8589 or visit us on the web at MobileMusicAcademy.com

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Fun Halloween Facts

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ecause of the unknown, Halloween is the one of the most captivating holidays, often celebrated by both adults and children. The element of surprise makes it fun and unpredictable. Enlighten yourself with Halloween trivia and fun facts to enjoy the holiday even more. Take the trivia and make a quiz for your next party! • Orange and black are Halloween colors because orange is associated with the Fall harvest and black is associated with darkness and death. • Jack o’ Lanterns originated in Ireland where people placed candles in hollowed-out turnips to keep away spirits and ghosts on the Samhain holiday. • Pumpkins also come in white, blue and green. Great for unique monster carvings! • Halloween was brought to North America by immigrants from Europe who would celebrate the harvest around a bonfire, share ghost stories, sing, dance and tell fortunes. • Tootsie Rolls were the first wrapped penny candy in America. • The ancient Celts thought that spirits and ghosts roamed the countryside on Halloween night. They began wearing masks and costumes to avoid being recognized as human. • Halloween candy sales average about 2 billion dollars annually in the United States. • Chocolate candy bars top the list as the most popular candy for trick-or-treaters with Snickers #1. • Halloween is the 2nd most commercially successful holiday, with Christmas being the first.

• Bobbing for apples is thought to have originated from the roman harvest festival that honors Pamona, the goddess of fruit trees. • Black cats were once believed to be witch’s familiars who protected their powers.

Have a Fun and Safe Halloween!

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The need is constant. The gratification is instant. American Red Cross

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DONATE and TAILGATE Red Cross Blood Drive and BBQ at Little House Animal Hospital Wednesday, October 13th 2pm - 7pm

Support your community and enjoy free burgers and dogs! Located in the Red Cross Bus Schedule your appointment at www.redcrossblood.org and enter sponsor code GRASSLAND or call (615) 792-9148. The Grassland Community Blood Drive is held quarterly.

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Fieldstone Financial

Is a Refinance Right for Me? by Thomas Hall

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am excited about this opportunity to provide a financial forum for my neighbors in the Fieldstone Farms/Franklin area. Over the next few months, I plan to provide tips and strategies that can save you money and build your overall net worth. Over the past two years, we’ve experienced economic and stock market challenges. Many of us may have experienced declines in the value of our retirement savings or equity in homes, which overall impacted our net worth negatively. At the same time, interest rates are at their lowest in years, presenting an opportunity to save money by refinancing at lower interest rates. By choosing to refinance now, homeowners can increase their net worth by tens of thousand dollars in 15 years without any out of pocket costs or increased monthly payment. A common question I receive is “What difference in the rate is necessary to make sense for me to refinance?” Many people assume you need a full point difference in the rate to have a benefit. The two biggest factors are the length of time that you will continue to own your home and the remaining balance being refinanced. Since most of the closing costs are fixed, the larger the loan amount the less of an interest rate difference needed to create a savings benefit to you. Frequently homeowners are fearful of refinancing because of closing costs. There is often a mental calculation of the amount

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saved monthly and then the amount of months it would take to recoup the initial cost. This comparison ignores the cost of actually staying in your existing mortgage. What is the cost of staying in my existing mortgage you might ask? It’s the interest cost. When evaluating your refinance options, a total cost analysis is necessary. A total cost analysis considers the cost of staying in your existing mortgage (the interest cost) and compares it with the combined cost of the closing costs and the interest cost of the new mortgage over a defined period of time. Here’s an example to illustrate. Let’s begin with the assumption that I’m satisfied with my current mortgage payment. I had originally financed $280,000 at 5.25% in Oct 2008. My mortgage balance is now 272,069 and my monthly payment is $1546.17. The refinancing option I’m considering is a 30 year fixed term, at a fixed rate of 4.625% (.625% lower rate) and closing cost are $3,000. The principal & interest payment on the new mortgage of $275,069 is 1414.24 Refinance Comparison @ 5yrs Current Mortgage 30 Year @ 4.625% Total Payments: $92,770 $92,774 Principal Paid: $21,981 $32,742 Interest Paid: $70,789 $60,033 Balance Remaining $258,019 $242,327 Closing & Points $0 $3000 Total Cost: $70,789 $63,033 Net Savings: $0 $7,756 If I take the extra $132 savings in the new mortgage and apply it to principal, then in just 5 years I will have almost $16,000 more in equity. In 15 years, the increase in equity is 42,000 and the new mortgage will be paid off 3 years sooner without any additional monies out of pocket. By refinancing your existing mortgage and continuing to make the original payment, you can increase the principal that is being applied, thereby accelerating the payoff of your home. You are closer to being free from a monthly mortgage payment! If you roll your closing costs into the loan, you effectively have the bank pay up front for a plan that significantly increases your net worth (assuming your home value stays the same or appreciates). If you have any financial questions you’d like addressed in our monthly column please email them to ThomasS.Hall@53.com


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Fieldstone Scrapbook

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These photos were captured the day of the Fieldstone Farms Garage Sale and the Fire Department Open House. If you or a member of your family is in one of these photos and you would like a digital copy, please write to FF@magnoliapublications.com

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