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AUGUST 2011

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when the gift has to be just right. Nordstrom Department Store (Opening September 2011)

Tiffany & Co.

Louis Vuitton

Burberry

Michael Kors

Tory Burch (Opening September 2011) David Yurman Kate Spade

The Cheesecake Factory

Omega Boutique Restoration Hardware

BCBG MaxAzria

Dillard’s

Macy’s

Juicy Couture

Sephora

Apple Store J.Crew

Lacoste

The Container Store (Opening November 2011)

Complimentary Mall Valet Parking Available

Gift Cards Available at the Mall Concierge

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Anna Robertson editor-in-chief

Jande Jackson creative director

YOUR publisher’s l etter

Shelly E. Robertson publisher

Dear Readers,

Ashley Robertson marketing & sales director

K. York writer/photographer

YOUR Community Magazine is a monthly publication of: Robertson Media Group, LLC P.O. Box 1091 Franklin, TN 37065 615.598.5849

Ninety days. I said it would take ninety days and lo and behold…. For once in scheduling and timing... I was right. I predicted and planned as part of my business plan just a few short 90 days ago that I needed three months to get my business started and determine success for our magazine launch. Clearly we felt success when the first issue in May launched. A huge accomplishment worthy of celebration. Then that second issue prints and you breathe a sigh of relief that it wasn’t just a first time fluke. The third issue is well… the start of the monthly drone really. Every month we are going to have to sell the ads, cover the events, edit, edit and edit again, design and publish a magazine? Yes that’s what goes through your mind at 2 am when you are on deadline. But when the sun shines and you go to press on your 4th issue with THIS adorable cover, you smile and know it’s all worth it and in 90 days’ time a dream is realized. The personal journey of starting Robertson Media Group and launching YOUR Williamson and YOUR Community Magazines is one that matters not to the community at large or appropriate in such a forum as this letter. However, the compulsion and desire to be here, present today as the Publisher of your community magazine is relevant in that I hope my personal success has been truly a community success. I want this publication to be something the community can be proud of. Something that they want to read every month. Something they look for and talk about and enjoy as they flip through the pages of a month in the life of their community. I hope we have succeeded in showcasing great events, great causes, great deeds and wonderful people. I hope we make building business and prospering possible through our affordable opportunities to advertise and our integrated marketing for local businesses – where we don’t just make money selling an ad, but truly care about your business succeeding and being a part of our county’s greatness. I have laughingly said many times, in this business, in this age, no one is here to get rich in publishing a community magazine! And that is so true. If money motivated me in that way, well…. I guess I would be doing something else. I have a “day” job so I can get my baby going and I relentlessly push myself and my staff to be better, do more and make it happen. After all, no dream came true, ever came to fruition, without effort and prayer and determination – sometimes sheer force of will. For those that actually know me, I have got all of those in sometimes annoying amounts! So here we are 90 days! Take that and step back because 90 months from now I look forward to celebrating another issue and in 90 years… well maybe my nephews’ grand children or perhaps my own great grandchildren will upload (or whatever happens in publishing in 90 years) their next issue of YOUR. In the meantime – enjoy THIS issue. Savor its summerness and all the great events of the last month. Gear up for fall Williamson County because we will bring it to you in September’s pages – in 30 days. Call me, email me, reach out and let me know what we did right. What we did wrong. And what you would like to see as we continue to evolve – for YOU!

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TABLE OF contents

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Auguest 2011 Volume I - 4

Blackberry Jam Festival

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Franklin Chamber Mixer

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Carnton Concert Series

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Networking, Wine & Light Fare

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Franklin on the 4th

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McConnell House Open House

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Downtown Franklin Open House Event

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Red Dog Wine & Spirits 10th Anniversary

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Mère Bulles Social

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Franklin Tomorrow Shrimp Boil

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Waggin n Braggin

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Art Folic at Cadence Bank

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History on Canvas

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United Way Reception “50 Years of Caring”

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Cool Springs Chamber Mixer

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Who’s Bad at Crockett Park

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Bethlehem UMC Fish Fry

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Pull Tight Banquet

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Noon Rotary Banquet

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community partner: Sally Poe

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featured event: BrightStone Bowlability

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calendar: August

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fashion: The Original Jokers and Jackpots

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charitable self: The Heritage Foundation

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scoop

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ribbon cutting

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fun & games: Summertime

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Ella Grace Brown & Audy Spain

at Franklin on the 4th on July 4, 2011 photo (Ashley Robertson)

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publisher’s letter

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Franklin on the Fourth Franklin Tomorrow Shrimp Boil Red Dog Wine & Spirits 10th Anniversary

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Y( )UR event Rachel Wills & Andreas Werner

Luther Jr. Cox & Andrea Paine

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Steve Young & Nancy Kilgore

June Warren & Joanna Roberts

Blackberry photos (submitted) story (K. York)

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Jam Festival

he 8th Annual Blackberry Jam Music Festival at Boyd Mill Farm featured a lineup of musicians, M.S.G., Billy Block and Ya Ya, Preston Johnson, Ericson Holt, The Interns, Tray Eppes, Tin Cup Gypsy, Jonell Mosser and Dale, Carol and Friends playing rock and roll , the blues and a little

Allison Mays & Martha Whitehead

Nora & Lisa Myers

Derby, Cassie, Derby & Maggie Jones, Emma, Madi, Jenny & Doug Majors Shari Lacy, Caron Warren & Meredith Gould

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something in between. It was a wonderful day for the whole family enjoying great music, activities for the children and delicious food, while helping to support the efforts of local non-profits, like this year’s recipients, Hard Bargin Mount Hope Redevelopment of Franklin and Hands on Nashville.


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Sarah Simer, Vicki Burge, Edwina Smith & Kathy MacRander

Pam Pedrick, Pam Von Ehr, Debbie Moglin & Paula Sanders

Ben DeHaan, Deborah Lamping & Charles Rand

Steve & Shellie Jones

Kenny Young & Cheryl Harris

Franklin story & photos (Anna Robertson)

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Candace Revelette, Curt Revelette & Alan Revelette

Chamber Mixer

he Williamson County– Franklin Chamber of Commerce held a wonderful after hours business mixer in late June. The mix and mingling event was held at Maristone Senior Living

in Franklin and guests enjoyed yummy treats and beverages. There was a big turnout for this event and everyone came to network, or just meet with Chamber friends after a day’s work.

Gail Sanford, Wayde Bonomo, Rene Gould & Salvador Ferro

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Carnton

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Leigh Hestor

story & photos (K. York)

Concert Series

he storms held off until the 5 o’clock hour when the announcement was made that the 2011 Carnton Sunset Concert Series was on. The skies cleared and the Allman Brothers faithful followers and music enthusiasts gathered with blankets, chairs, coolers and tarps in tow to hear the great

Lizanne & Cade Speligene, Cheryl & Landry Kidd

sounds of the Midnight Riders. The Cumberland Valley Quilters Association always honored our military with the presentation of a beautiful handmade quilt for their service to our country. One of this year’s recipients was Franklin’s own, Leigh Hestor, the first female cited for valor in the war with Iraq.

Lisa Anweiler, Greg Turner & Kathy Cheatham Jim, Melissa, Sammy, Amelia & Robbie Jacanin David Davis, Kelsey Mohr, April Wideman, Cathy Davis, Joe Virgulak, Carrie Drury & Frank Feliccissimo

Kym Link & Rick Dismukes

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Riley Riley May May Restoration Restoration

Y( )UR event Erika Hurd, Lynn Hamond, Melinda Miller & Kristen McBryde

Painting & Faux Finishes 615.866.8662 RileyMayRestoration Danielle Griggs & Sherman Mohr

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story & photos (Anna Robertson)

he Greater Cool Springs Chamber and Blue Jeans Wines came together for a networking event held at Aloft Hotel in June. There were three pours of wine to enjoy, fabulous food and live music outside. Even in the scorching summer heat, this was a wonderful way to cool down after work. For more Blue Jeans Wines events, check out www.bluejeanswines.com.

Elena Perez, Kim McCullough & Tammy Taylor

Share your special day with YOUR community.

Debby Hill & Cheyanne Kinghorn

YOUR Williamson would like to showcase your wedding in our magazine. We offer full and half page wedding profiles. Please contact us for pricing and monthly availability for your Bridal Profile to be featured, anna@yourcommunitymag.com

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Y( )UR event Amy Sullivan, Rose Steagall & Mike Campbell

Kristyn Burke, Lauren Baulch, Antonio Panici & Talia Vaughan

Franklin Lori Sassen, Samuel, Chloe & Paula Walls

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story & photos (Ashley Robertson)

ranklin on the 4th is a true summer tradition in Williamson County! It brings a great number of people from all over the state and beyond to celebrate the 4th in our historic town! Hosted by the Franklin Lions Club and the City of Franklin, the festival was successful again in its 15th year! It featured

on the 4th a patriotic costumed parade, free music and entertainment on two different stages, a petting zoo, a display of antique cars and so much more. The end of the day was of course wrapped up with a spectacular firework show that wowed the whole town and all of its welcome visitors! Happy birthday America!

John & Kimber Shaw Josh Mighell & Adrian Labra

Victoria Manroe & Rachel Huff

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Melinda & Tony Simmons


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Bennett, Erin & Natalie Myers

Sawyer, Addison, Beth & Terry Green Chris & Annette Schwerkoske, Sarah & David McLemore

Bob Zimmerman, Autry Smith & Sharon Zimmerman

Sandra & Celeste Lee Celby & Clara Glass

Tracey, Emily, Molly & Gene Humphreys

Summer Stine & Kristian Bell

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featured event

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BrightStone Bowlability: August 15-16

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ark your calendar for BrightStone’s 3rd annual BOWLABILITY, set for Monday and Tuesday, August 15th and 16th at Franklin Family Entertainment Center. You will want to be part of the fundraising efforts for BrightStone! BrightStone’s BOWLABILITY is structured around teams of six or fewer who pay $150 to register and reserve their lane. Each bowler is then expected to fundraise a minimum of $100 each. Everyone

Thank you for picking up this issue of evening is only $200, with additional exposure available through event sponsorships at $1000, $2500 or $5000. “There is something appropriate for every family, organization or company. Register online to reserve

can participate. Opportunities exist for businesses, churches and organizations, friends and families to register a team at $150. A lane sponsorship for an

your spot or call to learn more about sponsorship opportunities!” says Tina Majors, BrightStone Director of Fund Development. Teams will choose to participate in one of two bowling sessions offered each evening one at 5:30 p.m. or one at 7:30 p.m. BrightStone is a resource in the community providing job training and employment opportunities for adults who are developmentally disabled. If interested in learning more about sponsorship or team opportunities with BOWLABILITY, please contact Tina Majors by phone or by email. To learn more about BrightStone, visit www.brightstone.org.

Contact Tina Majors, Director of Fund Development, by phone at 790-4888 or by email at tina.majors@brightstone.org.

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Always in Bloom Atrium at 4th & Main BancorpSouth Battleground Brewery Bleachers Boxwood Bistro Cadence Bank Case Select Wine Character Eyes Coffee Beanery Daily Dish Dion’s South Dotson’s Faye Snodgrass First Tennessee Bank Franklin Antique Mall Franklin Athletic Club Franklin Chamber of Commerce Franklin Chop House Franklin Flower

Find us in YOUR community. Franklin Travel Grassland Market Green Bank Henpeck Market Historic Carnton Plantation Holiday Wine & Spirits Homestead Manor HRH Dumplins It’s Vintage, Baby! JAW Shoe Repair & Sewing JJ Ashley’s La Hacienda Landmark Booksellers Legends Club Marcia’s Patisserie Mellow Mushroom Nachos O’More College of Design Our Thrift Store Panchos Place PD’s

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green hills

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Jamie

Walgreens

home delivery to new residents Welcome Home Greeting Service

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Bradford Interiors The Curtain Exchange  BancorpSouth Borders Brentwood Chamber Cinco de Mayo Green Bank La Chique Boutique

Puckett’s Pulltight Theater Red Dog Wine & Spirits Riff ’s Burgers Shane’s Rib Shack Shuff ’s Music The Bunganut Pig The Factory at Franklin The Good Cup The Heritage Foundation The Iron Gate The Registry The Shop Around the Corner TMA Group True Value Vue Optique Wedding 101 Westhaven What’s in Store Williamson County Library Williamson Medical Center

leipers fork Puckett’s

Mere Bulles Moon Wine & Spirits Pear Tree Avenue Richland Country Club Wachovia

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A Moments Peace Alexander Infiniti Aloft Hotel Avenue Bank Belk Bob Parks Realty Boscos Community First Bank Cool Springs Chamber Cool Springs Galleria Durego First Farmers & Merchants Global Motorsports Jonathan’s Keller Williams Lexus Massage Envy

McDougal’s Mexicali Grille Miles Auto Spa Newk’s NHC Place Pie in the Sky Reliant Bank Salon P’Nash Sperry’s Starbucks at Carothers Stogie’s Studio Gaven Tennessee Commerce Bank The Tin Roof Woodhouse Day Spa Zeitlin & Co. Realtors


FR Chamber: RWB Golf Tournament

Lil’ Kid’s Movie

Westhaven Theater 10 am

Nashville Golf & Athletic Club 11:30 am – 5 pm

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Green Hills Summer Home Decor Event

Authentic Ireland Festival

615.463.2727

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The Curtain Exchange

Factory

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Rue du Bayou Concert

Temple Hills Country Club

615.794.1225

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August 5-13 Williamson County Fair Ag Expo Park 615.794. 4386

August 6-7 Authentic Ireland Festival

www.visitleipersfork.com

Keystone Title Realtor Cook-off Olivia Olive Oil 6 pm - 10 pm 615.815.7048

CS Chamber: Top 12 IRA Mistakes

Lawnchair Theatre

615.771.8062

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Behind Leiper’s Creek Gallery 7:30 pm

Edward Jones 12 pm – 1 pm

O’More College 8 am –1 pm

Red Caboose Park

CS Chamber: Monthly Chamber Breakfast

omorecollegeofdesign.edu

Franklin Farmer’s Market The Factory 8 am – 1 pm

www.factoryatfranklin.com

BW Chamber: Brentwood Farmers’ Market Brentwood Farmers’ Market 8 am – 12 pm

brentwoodchamber.com

Willow Hall Reunion Willow Hall Academy 3 pm willowhallacademy.com

Bootlegger’s Bash Carnton Plantation 6:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Durégo Events 7:30 am – 9 am

www.carnton.org

BW Chamber: Farmers’ Market

615.771. 1071

brentwoodchamber.com

WC Community Band Brentwood Library 3 pm 615.790. 5719

August 15-16 BrightStone Bowlability

NV Chamber: Pick Your Place

Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce 11 am – 1 pm

Franklin Family Entertainment Center 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm 615.790.4888

nashvillechamber.com

Farmers Market Wine Pairing Dinner

Lawnchair Theatre

615.298.2986

visitleipersfork.com

Amerigo 6:30 pm

BW Chamber: HomeBased Business Mixer

Behind Leiper’s Creek Gallery 7:30 pm

wavesinc.com

615.790.6695

Caring for Your Loved Ones

Lawnchair Theatre

615.771.8062

visitleipersfork.com

Edward Jones 12 pm – 1 pm

CS Chamber: Young Professionals MBA Lunch and Learn

Reliant Bank Brentwood 11:30 am – 1 pm 615.771. 1071

bridgesdvc.org

Epworth United Methodist 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm

615.298.2986

Red Dog Wine and Spirits 5 pm - 8 pm

The Factory 7 pm – 11 pm

Summer Festival

Club Los Meganos 5 pm – 7:30 pm

Wines for Waves

Jokers and Jackpots GO WILD

Behind Leiper’s Creek Gallery 7:30 pm

Living Green Expo Ag Expo Park 9:30 am – 3:30 pm 615.790.5848

Concerts at the Nature Preserve Owl’s Hill Nature Sanctuary 5:30 pm owlshill.org

Sweet Tea Festival Homestead Manor sweetteafestival.com

Carnton Sunset Concert

Carnton Plantation 6 pm - 8 pm carnton.org

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Y( )UR event Fran & Jason McConnell

McConnell House Open House story (Anna Robertson) photos (K. York)

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new event venue was unveiled in July. The McConnell House, which is located at the historic Jail House on Bridge Street in downtown Franklin, opened its doors to the public for a viewing and open house. The McConnell House will have a focus on being

a signature event venue in Historic Downtown Franklin. Chef and owner, Jason McConnell, had a successful open house and had the opportunity to showcase how a beautiful historic building can be transformed into an amazing event location.

Nancy Smith, Gregory Flittner, Julia Haselden & Debbie Freeman

Shaun Petty, Patrice Petty & Bunmi Anifowoshe Kim Oldham & Jill Smith Begin

Stacy Blackburn & Thom Meek

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Paula Sullivan, Laurie Marks, Jill Arnold, Linda Stamm, Kristin Judy, Jason Marks & Barry Sullivan


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Downtown Franklin Open House Event

Donna Bishop, Jill Gaunt & Kim Briggs

story & photos (K. York)

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illiam Powell Company, Kaleidoscope and Foyers and Beyond hosted an Open House at their new Main Street locations recently. Rare and unique antiques, fine collectables and gifts along,

with the latest styles in carpet and flooring, will add more style and pizzazz to our quaint and fashionable downtown area. Shopping downtown Franklin just keeps getting better and better!

Bob & Margaret Martin Cindy Townsend, Jerolyn Smith, Will Powell & Cullen Smith

Dale Powell, Lillian Stewart, Mary Pearce & Becky Haun

Bill Powell & Bill Mullin

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Red Dog Wine & Spirits 10th Anniversary story & photos (Ashley Robertson)

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ed Dog Wine & Spirits owner, Bard Quillman, recently celebrated his 10th Anniversary. They wrapped up the anniversary week with a party and invited the community to join in! The store is well known for the largest single-malt scotch whiskey selection in the Southeast, as well as the extensive knowledge of wine and

spirits acquired by Bard and his staff. Red Dog participates at many events around the community, as Bard is a true supporter of so many organizations in Williamson County and they regularly hold wine tastings to educate customers. For more information on their regular wine tastings or the store, please visit www.reddogwineandspirits.com.

Nancy & Bard Quillman

Sandy Tinnon & Takkia Easley

Diane & Steve Smith

Jessica & Chris Dumoulin

Jeff Lynch & Joyce McDaniel

Teresa & Andre Jaeckle

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Ken & Lori Bedock


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Y( )UR event Shannon Applegate, Haley Russell, Beth Harrell & Krystal Anderson

Mère Bulles story & photos (K. York)

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he Social is Brentwood’s premier wine event. Dining on the veranda, enjoying fine wines, talking and laughing with friends echoes the true enjoyment of a southern evening and the Social at Mere Bulles has it all. A monthly event sponsored by Blue Jean Wines is your invitation for a work week recharge. It is an event you will want on your social calendar.

Gail Childress, Debi Granite, Carol Bigham & Vicky Garrett

Social

Alisa Adkins & Melanie Brown

Chris Myrack, Vicky Garrett & Darren Ross

Hillary Mohr & Mark Rogers

Chris & Erica Rains Sherman Mohr & Charley McPherson Pamela Oglesby & Margaret Edwards

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Just 20 minutes south of downtown Nashville, Camden Commons is the village to visit where you can shop, reside, dine & escape. Located at the corner of Franklin Road and Moores Lane Meet you at the barre.

(the first round is on us.)

Kimberly G. Brengle, DC, MS.

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Sales - Service & Accessories!

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Franklin Tomorrow Shrimp Boil

new July tradition is the Franklin Tomorrow traditional Low Country Shrimp Boil – held to honor local volunteers and to present many awards to recognize their efforts in the community. These individuals have so willingly donated their time and efforts to different projects benefiting Franklin and the community and in many cases, sometimes go unrecognized. Well, not anymore thanks to

Kevin Benson & Mary Lankford Benson

Bob Parks, Gail Wallin Johnson & Mike Johnson

Cindy & John Thomsen, Bill Smith

the established Anne T. Rutherford award designated through Franklin Tomorrow for a deserving recipient each year. The community at large came to celebrate the success of these projects, nosh on some tasty fixings from Daily Dish and cheer on the award recipients. The fifth year of this event was great fun and the support of this caring community was definitely felt that evening!

Nancy Huffaker, Anne Rutherford & Cindy Thomsen

Deborah & Jim Varallo, Mindy Tate

Emily Magid & Art Helf

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David & Vivian Garrett

Bob Moore & Marianne Schroer


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Keaten Wade & Yvonne Helf Bryan & Laura Echols

Marcia Derby, Derby & Cassie Jones

Denise Andre & Richard Cash Nancy Conway & Tom Lawrence

Deborah & Dennis Miller

Jeff Williams & Ed Cagle Gina Cavanaugh & Alex Pareigis

Ralph Drury, Joey Davis, Jeff Long & Ken Moore

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Y( )UR fashion

Lisa Harkins is the Development Director at Bridges and working this year’s event. She wears a perfect little black strapless tiered bottom dress by Soda Blu and found at heyleeb.com Dr. Jim Tilley is a long time supporter of BRIDGES and also hosts the annual Art Show held at Character Eyes. Jim sports a tan Calvin Klein suit with a Nautica light purple button down, all found at BELK Department Store.

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he Original Jokers & Jackpots, benefiting BRIDGES Domestic Violence Center, is being held August 20 at The Factory at Franklin. This is a night to throw the dice and test your luck at the casino games! YOUR Williamson is here to help you win the hand with’ What to Where to’ this casino themed gala.

Christie Tostado is an Outreach Advocate at the BRIDGES shelter and a volunteer for the Gala. Christie is showing off a multi colored strapless Jessica Simpson dress, that YOU can find at BELK Department Store.

YOUR Community Magazine would like to thank The Factory at Franklin for our setting, BELK Department Store, heyleeB for styling and makeup, and our Jokers & Jackpots models. For styling questions or more information on the looks shown, check out www.heyleeB.com. 24 www.yourcommunitymag.com


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Waggin n story & photos (K. York)

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nimal lovers and their best friends gathered at Gallery 202 for a day of Waggin n Braggin. Williamson County Animal Shelter staff, volunteers, trainers and other rescue agencies gathered to

Braggin help educate the community on responsible pet care and facilitate the adoption of animals needing homes. Good food, drinks, entertainment and lots of love and attention were treats for everyone.

Debby Laddy & Randall Brown

Anne Cerasoli, Mary Ann Dotson, Katie Cook, Alecia Lohaus, Betty Mattingly, Carole Horlacher, Jolita Nemeth, Bob Donovan & Polly Jennings Sharon Gros, Stephanie Mullins & Terra Lovelace

Justin Adams Dameon Berry & Jamie White with “Caston”

Jodi Preis with “Harlan”

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he Heritage Foundation of Franklin and Williamson County can be found in historic downtown Franklin behind the post office at the corner of five-points. For those that do not know what this amazing 501(c) (3) not-for-profit organization does; The Heritage Foundation is dedicated to protecting and preserving our past by saving the places where great moments from history, as well as the important moments of everyday life, take place. They are helping revitalize neighborhoods and communities, spark economic development and promote environmental sustainability. Since 1967, the Heritage Foundation has sought to protect and preserve the architectural, geographic and cultural heritage of Franklin and Williamson County through ongoing revitalization of Historic Downtown Franklin and the surrounding communities and countryside throughout our beautiful community. They have been able to do this in part because for 38 years, the Heritage Ball has been and remains Williamson County’s most successful black-tie event and fundraiser. Quite simply,

Battlefield Park, adjacent to Historic Carnton Plantation, in Franklin. Cocktails are at 6:00 p.m. with a multi-course dinner and dancing to follow. Tim Pagliara, chairman and

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it has become a great night of food, friends and fun. The 38th annual Heritage Ball will be held on Saturday, September 24th at the Eastern Flank

chief executive officer of CapWealth Advisors of Franklin, has been named chair of this year’s Ball, with noted designer, Angela Calhoun, serving as the design chair. The event benefits the Heritage Foundation of Franklin and Williamson County’s efforts to protect and preserve historic resources in Franklin and Williamson County, Tennessee. For ticket and event info, or to get more information on how you can help to preserve our community, go to www.historicfranklin.com or call 615-591-8500.

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he ‘Art Frolic’ is a production of the Williamson County Cultural Commission. Cadence Bank in historic downtown Franklin hosted the art show which displayed the works of many local

artists. Local musicians, Bob Teague, Bob Bowers and Daniel Eaton serenaded the crowd as they admired beautiful paintings, captivating photography and unique jewelry pieces that were showcased for sale.

Joyce Itin, Pam Francis & Terri Hutton

Virginie Jordan & Kristin Clemens Norene Re’

Karel-Grace Dye & Bill Colburn

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Manor, Harrison House and the Confederate Monument in Franklin’s Square. A portion of the proceeds benefited the Battle of Franklin Trust. For more information on the Battle of Franklin Trust and The Chestnut Group, go to www.carnton.org.

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Nelson Andrews & Connie Albright-Manteris

Jeff Wilson, Vincent Abernathy, Billy Williams & Dewayne Collier

Angela & Gene Leach, Ronnie & Donitta Reid

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he United Way of Williamson County recently celebrated a very huge milestone! Many of the supporters of the organization gathered at Andrews Cadillac in Brentwood to honor fifty wonderful years of caring in this community. County Mayor Rogers Anderson spoke to the crowd, highlighting several of the countless activities this organization

helps with throughout every year. Since 1961, they have brought together resources and people with passion and expertise to create innovative, positive and lasting change that improves lives. Cars from 50 years ago were parked out front to remind guests of what it was like in 1961 at Andrews Cadillac. It was a glimpse of the past, a trip back in time and a perfect way to celebrate “50 Years of Caring.”

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Cool Springs Chamber Mixer

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he Greater Cool Springs Chamber of Commerce hosted their “Mix, Mingle and Meet Our New Members” mixer in July at Tin Roof 2 in Cool Springs. There was a great turnout for the after-hours mixer and it was a fun opportunity to meet those involved with the Chamber. For upcoming chamber events, go to www.greatercoolsprings.com.

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Patisserie (puh-tis-uh-ree) a shop where pastry & breads are made and sold. Marcia’s Patisserie is like a day in Paris. The refined, elegant French Tea Salon where you can choose from 100 of the world’s best teas, or a luxurious cup of chocolate where daily Baguettes, Croissants, Macaroons, Monte Blancs, Crepes, Beignets, and Croque Monsieur are prepared.

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rentwood’s Crockett Park summer concert series welcomed Who’s Bad: Michael Jackson Tribute Band to the Eddy Arnold Amphitheater this July. Hundreds of people brought their blankets, lawn chairs, pets, food, drinks and dancing feet to enjoy the songs of The King of Pop. Who’s Bad had the crowd on their feet; everyone from old to young, all generations were dancing to the beats. The band is composed of two lead singer who greatly favor

Michael, Joseph Bell & Taalib York. There were accompanied by Andy Kleindienst, trombone player & dancer, Nyk Baglio, drummer, Patrick Cross, guitar, Darion Alexander, bass player & Raymond McCall, trumpet player. After the show, several concertgoers of all ages rushed to the stage to get everything, from autographs to sweaty towels, from the band members. For more information about the band, head to www.whosbadmusic.com.

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he 37th Bethlehem United Methodist Church Fish Fry was held in mid-July on a hot, hot, hot day! But the heat did not slow down the people coming out to enjoy the best all-you-can-eat catfish around. The BUMC Fish Fry is the largest community event held in

the Grassland community, bringing thousands out to eat, listen to live Bluegrass music, bid on a silent auction and purchase items at the many different vendors. The proceeds from the Fish Fry help to support several church missions; including the River of Life youth mission project and Kathy’s Backpacks program.

Cathy Palmer, Lee Lasley & Patti Graham

Alisa Maloney & Amaris Scott

Elizabeth Bury, Linda Henry, Sue Adams, Jan Speer, Judy Hollis & Pam Kirchoff

Alexander, Cari & Cate Bertheloto Maddie, Jeff, Robin & Wesley Barrett

Jeremy Squires, Ryan Bennett & David Rowe

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t was with much sadness I awoke a few Saturdays ago to read the news on Facebook, of all things, that Sally Poe had passed away suddenly the evening before. My mind immediately went to not a week prior when I had waved to Miss Sally on Main Street one evening as I crossed the street and she was standing outside her beloved HRH Dumplins’ restaurant – smiling and waving to everyone, friend or not, who passed down the street. I also had to think with a smile, of sitting behind she and her forever sweetheart, husband Bob, at a showing of “Gone with the Wind” during the opening weekend of the Franklin Theatre. Being around the two of them was so fun! There was never such a lively duo. Two things synonymous with this tiny but great lady – Franklin’s downtown and her great love with her husband. Whenever someone passes away that we know and thought much of, we are saddened. When it is without warning and unexpected, that sadness is coupled with poignant realization of how short life is and how our time here can go in a blink. It’s sobering to say the least, but it is also profoundly joyous when you think of how this person lit up a street and a community and all the wonderful memories she has fueled in recent weeks since her untimely death.

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Quotes abound about Sally. Sitting at her funeral, I was struck by the truly heartfelt and wonderful emotions of those blessed to have had her in their lives. The tearful eulogy of her co-worker was a testament to the ability she had to run a business well, but also love her employees as family. And she loved the diners in her restaurant, as well. She was always stopping to read the guest book daily and walk around whenever possible and personally greet her many customers from far and wide. An online memorial tribute was given by a man from New York who had, only the week of her death, met Sally and been in the restaurant. Tourists abound in downtown and I am willing to bet there are former guests from all over the world who would remember her feisty demeanor and grace. As a community magazine publisher, it’s sad to lose someone so much a part of the fabric of our community. And knowing Sally for a long time, I too have my share of memories. I first knew Sally through the Heritage Foundation, on whose board of directors she served. She often brought us leftover Dumplins’ rolls to the office! Sally never missed a Heritage Ball; she and Bob were always there dressed to the nines and dancing the night away. She was integrally involved in the Historic Presbyterian Church and was a Pink Lady. Her contributions to our world are great. A bright light has gone out but her memory will burn forever bright for those who knew her a little or a lot. Sally herself espoused the adage “beautiful is as beautiful does.” No truer more apt words can be spoken for her. -Shelly

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he annual Knot Awards Banquet for Pull-Tight Theatre was held on Saturday, June 25, at Otey Hall, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. The banquet celebrated Pull-Tight’s 42nd season by honoring those within the organization who have gone above and beyond in their support and in their talent within the productions. YOUR Community Magazine is proud to be a season sponsor of the Pull-Tight Players.

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Fundraising Event for Big John ‘Art Blooms’ During Historic StARTS Art Classes

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istoric StARTS art classes for children, sponsored by The Arts Council of Williamson County for children, ages three to six, will discover how “Art Blooms” on Tuesday, August 9, at 10 a.m. at the Carnton Plantation. The objectives of the class will be to learn how gardens were designed in the 19th century, hunt for shapes and colors to inspire individual work and explore watercolor as a medium. During the tour of the gardens, the children will also explore the scents created by the different herbs in the garden. The instructor for this class will be Casey M. Kirk, of Franklin, who was atelierista at Spring Hollow Early Learning Center in Franklin. Other teaching experience includes

Franklin Tomorrow Honors Attorney David Garrett With Anne T. Rutherford Exemplary Community Volunteer Award

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ranklin Tomorrow held its fifth annual Shrimp Boil Saturday, July 9, using the event to present the Anne T. Rutherford Exemplary Community Volunteer Award to Heritage Foundation immediate Past President David Garrett for his efforts to spearhead the restoration and reopening of the Franklin Theatre. Garrett is a partner in Cheatham, Palermo & Garrett, a law firm with offices in Nashville and Franklin.While

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visual arts teacher, K-5, at Piner Elementary in Morning View, Ky.; arts and humanities teacher, K-5, at Ockerman Elementary in Florence, Ky.; and pre-kindergarten lead teacher at Arlington Elementary in Lexington, Ky. To register for the classes, or for information about the program, please contact Nan Zierden at 615.585.1796, or e-mail her at nan@artscouncilwc. org. Interested participants also may go to www.artscouncilwc.org and check the ACWC Facebook page for updated information about classes.

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n July 11th Hard Bargain Mount Hope Redevelopment and Sweet Cece’s in downtown Franklin hosted a fundraising event for John Murphy, AKA Big John. Twenty percent of all of the proceeds of yogurt bought that evening at Sweet Cece’s, went to helping rebuild Big John’s home, which is located in the Hard Bargain development. Big John has been a resident of Hard Bargain his entire life, and on June 5th his home caught

fire. The home, which is located on 9th Ave. North, caught fire early one Sunday morning. Fortunately, a neighbor spotted the fire, banged on his door and notified John that his back room was on fire. Thankfully, John escaped unscathed and is healthy and in good spirits.

Heritage Foundation Announces 2011-2012 Board

E accepting the award, Garrett dedicated the $500 honorarium — and pledged he and wife Vivian would match it — to the newly formed Friends of Franklin Parks LLC, which was founded by Franklin Tomorrow in April 2011 to accept tax-deductible donations for park improvements in Williamson County. Garrett specifically donated his money for improvements at the Park at Harlinsdale Farm, a 200-acre facility located on Franklin Road which is often referred to as the birthplace of the Tennessee Walking Horse.

njoying their 44th annual meeting in the newly restored Franklin Theatre June 13, members of the Heritage Foundation of Franklin and Williamson County elected officers and board members. Outgoing president David Garrett recognized the hard work of hundreds of volunteers who have worked on preservation projects over the past year, especially the Franklin Theatre, Main Street Festival, Heritage Ball, Main Street Brew Fest, Tour of Homes, Pumpkinfest, and Dickens of a Christmas.The 2011-12 slate of officers elected by acclamation by the Heritage Foundation membership is:

Cyril Stewart-President, Fred Reynolds-Vice President, Connie Haley, Vice President of Membership & Development, Andy MarshallPresident of Downtown Franklin Association, Linda Moore-Vice President of Events & Fundraising, Jody Bowman-Vice President of Finance, Emily A. Magid-Vice President of Franklin Theatre, Michele Evans-Secretary. New Board members elected are: Angela Calhoun, Kelly Harwood, Angela Humphreys, Jason McMurray, Joe Walker. Returning Board Members include: Teresa Anderson, Julian Bibb IV, Tracie Dycus, Bryan Echols, Ann Johnson, Robert Moore, William Powell. To obtain membership information or to learn about becoming involved, please visit www.historicfranklin.com or call 615.591.8500.


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he Historic Lotz House museum in Franklin has been gifted another painting by the late artist, Matilda Lotz, who grew up in the historic home. After being open for only 32 months, this is the fourth painting acquired in the house collection. According to Lotz House Executive Director J.T. Thompson, the painting was a gift from an anonymous donor living in Helena, Calif. The piece is still held in its original gold leaf frame; it has a small golden badge in the center reading: “Matilda Lotz, Paris.” The painting, entitled “The Herd,” was completed in Paris between 1885 and 1886. Lotz was around 26 years old at the time. The donor told

Thompson how the painting survived the devastating 1906 San Francisco earthquake, but was damaged when it fell from the wall it was hanging on. The piece was repaired here in Nashville by conservator Sherry Oats; it is currently on display at the Lotz House Museum. The Lotz House is located at 1111 Columbia Avenue. The telephone number is 615790-7190 and the website is www. lotzhouse.com.

he Board of Trustees for Catholic Charities of Tennessee, Inc. has elected officers and new members for the 2011-2012 fiscal year announced Bill Sinclair, executive director of the non-profit agency that provides services each year to more than 67,000 people living in the 38 counties of Middle Tennessee. Board officers for 2011 - 2012 include Williamson County resident, Jason Grant as Treasurer.

ndependent investment advisory firm CapWealth Advisors LLC has added Phoebe J. Venable to its team of family investment professionals as managing principal, Tim Pagliara, chairman and chief executive officer, has announced. Venable joins a staff of professionals supporting

ercy Health Services has been nominated by Thomas Stearns, FACMPE as a candidate for the 2011 Fred Graham Award for Innovation in Improving Community Health. The Fred Graham Award recognizes a medical group practice that has gone above and beyond expectations to develop creative and innovative activities that enhance the effectiveness of health care delivery and improve the health of their community. This award is the highest form of recognition given to a medical group practice led by an MGMA and/or ACMPE member,

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Capwealth Advisors Investment Firm Expands Focus On Family Wealth Management; Hires High Net Worth Investment Officer

Mercy Children’s Clinic Receives National Award Nomination for Innovative Practices

the firm’s growing base of wealth management clientele throughout the region. A chartered financial analyst charterholder, Venable comes to CapWealth from the Nashville office of GenSpring Family Offices, an independent wealth management firm for ultra-high net worth families. In 2009, Venable launched the Nashville location and was the investment advisor for client families in the Southeastern United States. She also served on the company’s national leadership team and conducted family member education programs across the United States.

hen Peggy Blake took over as the chair of her company’s United Way campaign committee 21 years ago, she had no idea that her service would still be carrying on today. Since that time she has even furthered her commitment to the United Way of Williamson County by serving as a member of the allocations panel for the past eight years. The allocations panel, which is comprised of community volunteers, is responsible for distributing funds to United Way partner agencies. In addition to her already full workload, Blake has just completed a three-year term serving as a board member of the Medius Circle, a young leaders organization that promotes volunteerism and is sponsored by the United Way of Williamson County. “I choose to

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Banquet including the presentation of the prestigious honor of Rotarian of the Year to Patty Bearden. Noon Rotary provides 12 to 15 annual scholarships to Williamson County seniors. Anne Rainey was inducted as the 2011-2012 Noon Rotary President.

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LeAnne Constantine, Ed Barlow, Michele & Wayne Evans

Mark & Bambi Schweer Greg & Sandy Davis, Ed Smith & Pam Beaver

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When business is good, life is good in Williamson County. It’s amazing how many new businesses opened in our community in recent months. These are just a few submitted to us – make sure you visit their business and welcome them to our neighborhood! Congratulations – Business is good in Williamson County!

Patterson, Hardee & Ballentine 1889 General George Patton, #200, Franklin

CPR Cell Phone Repair 790 Jordan Rd Street 104, Franklin

Henpeck Village Market 1268 Lewisburg Pike, Franklin

Drake’s 553 Cool Springs Boulevard, Suite 100, Franklin

If you want to submit content for YOUR ribbon cutting, please do so by the 15th of every month to info@yourcommunitymag.com.

Library of Congress Traveling Exhibit 1314 Columbia Ave. (parking lot), Franklin

Velvet Trim Hair Spa 625 Bakers Bridge #101, Franklin

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Summertime From kids to adults, we all have our favorite summertime activities, movies and ways to stay cool. DOWN

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3. A period of stagnation or inactivity 4. It’s unhealthy, but everyone wants one in the summer 9. Sun looks like it is stinging still at the peak of its arc on this day 10. Keeps families amused during the summer 12. The original potluck 13. Literally means “lion’s tooth” 15. It’s believed we can thanks Roman emperor Nero for this summertime treat 17. Started out as a spicy, fermented fish sauce in Malaysia 18. Where YOUR publisher loves to go each summer

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