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YOUR Community Magazine is a monthly publication of: Robertson Media Group, LLC 106 Battlefield Drive Franklin TN 37064

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great big thank you goes out to YOU, Williamson County, for all of the wonderful support we have felt over the last few weeks since we launched YOUR Williamson Community Magazine. We knew we had a great product and we knew we had a great audience and a great venue but still, the gratitude, the applause, the pats on the back, the gratification we have felt starting this new adventure has been more wonderful, more validating and more flattering than anything we ever imagined. So, thank you. Our first issue showcased some great people in the community who are doing great things. Did you read those profiles? Did you enjoy learning about some interesting and influential people in your midst that maybe you didn’t know about before? I hope so. It’s well worth it. Now here is our June issue. June? Did I just say June? Yes that’s right. Summer is here. Kids are out of school and now everyone’s mind turns to poolside and beach time and bbq’s. Its firefly time. Its popsicle time. Its party time! There are so many events and activities going on this month. Plenty of chances to be outside and enjoy some wonderful late spring weather. YOUR Williamson will be enjoying lots of equestrian outings in June – including the Music Country Grand Prix and Chukkers for Charity – both of which benefit one of our favorite organizations – Saddle UP! Don’t forget to dust off your blanket and picnic basket for the kick off to Carnton’s annual summer concert series. There is no better way to spend a lazy summer Sunday afternoon than on the lawn at this community treasure. For all the Dad’s out there – this is your month. Take your prince and princesses to the Prince and Princess Ball presented by Franklin Tomorrow this month and enjoy a night out with your one and only’s. There is nothing like Daddy and I want to send my own personal Happy Father’s Day love out to my Dad. Thank you for being the greatest! We hope you enjoy this 2nd issue of YOUR – please let us know your thoughts and suggestions. We are here for YOU so bring it on! If you have news and events for us to share with the community next month or for coverage – make sure to let us know by the 15th every month! We cannot wait to see you out and about again soon!

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TABLEcontents OF June 2011 Volume I - 2

Bridges Golf Scramble


Bling & Bowties


Belk Girls Night Out


Main Street Festival


Helping Healing Hearts


The Laughter Remedy


Eloise Fashion Show


Tour of Homes Summer Supper


Randal McGavock Society Dinner


Derby Day Party


SOL on Main Cinco de Mayo


Rodeo Round-up Casino Night


Franklin Rodeo


Iroquois Steeplechase


Newk’s Grand Opening Celebration


Taste of Williamson


Rotarian Classic Golf Tourney


Alicia King’s Book Signing


neighbors: Tour of Homes


fashion: Chukkers for Charity


YOUR publisher’s letter






featured event: Franklin Theatre Grand Opening


calendar: June


charitable self: Saddle Up!




fun & games: Your Favorite Tv Shows’ Dads


YOUR Cover

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story & photos (Ashley Robertson)

olf enthusiasts from all over Williamson County and surrounding areas came together to support a very worthy organization in our community. Westhaven Golf Club hosted the annual Celebrity Golf Scramble benefiting BRIDGES of Williamson County. The event was a huge success with participants enjoying the beautiful golf course, BBQ from Mickey Roo’s, a silent auction, as well as getting to meet and play alongside some of their favorite celebrities. Johnny Birdsong, Hanley Crawford, JoAnn “Chipper” Gore, Ron Cheatham & Andy Meldrum

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Bling & story & photos (Anna R. Keith)



ling & Bowties,� An Evening with the Arts, was held at the end of April at Gallery 202 in downtown Franklin. This event was presented by the Realtor Good Works Foundation of The Williamson County Association of Realtors. The proceeds from the art show go towards scholarships in Williamson County. The Realtor Good Works Foundation was established to give back to the community through raising funds for scholarships at the eight local Williamson County high schools.

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hat better way to enjoy a girl’s night out than by having one while shopping and with discounts, new fashions and cocktails? Belk held it’s Girls Night Out event at the end of April and provided a fabulous evening to have a shopping spree. New spring fashions were displayed, foods and drinks were enjoyed, giveaways and exclusives were won and a DJ entertained the guests throughout the evening. Y( )UR 11

Young Actors Yearly Summer Camp YAY Summer Camp—brought to you by T*Time Productions of Independence High School

Calling all aspiring students of the theater! We are looking for energetic, creative minds for our first annual summer camp! Does your child have a love for performing arts? Have they shown an interest in acting, singing, dancing, or the backstage happenings of the theatre?

This is the place for them!

July 11 - 15, 2011 Open to 1st - 8th graders (as of the 2011 - 2012 school year) Sample Daily Schedule 8:30 - 9:00 Check-in 9:00 - 9:30 Daily welcome and opening activity 9:30 - 10:30 Class #1 10:30 - 11:30 Class #2 11:30 - 12:00 Lunch 12:00 - 12:30 Group activity 12:30 - 1:30 Class #3 1:30 - 2:30 Class #4 2:30 - 3:00 Closing activity

Where? When? What’s the cost? Dates of Camp: July 11 - 15 Times: 9am - 3pm Monday - Friday Friday will include an afternoon showcase beginning at 4pm Needs: Comfortable clothes, daily lunch and water bottle (snack will be provided) Cost: $125 ($100 for each additional child)

What can you expect? Potential classes may include (based on number of registrants - some may also be combined): Improvisation, Comedic Acting, Dramatic Acting, Puppetry, Costuming, Make-up, Backstage Jobs, Characterization, Drama Games, Pantomiming, Musical Theatre, Theatrical Dance. A safe and compassionate learning environment, which engenders not only excellence in the theatre, but also works to improve reading skills, confidence, and social interaction. A public performance at the end of the Camp, in which all students participate!

About us: This camp is run by young adults who are or have been students of the theatre program at Independence High School and it is under the leadership of the theatre teacher, Rebecca Tertzakian and the support and supervision of theatre parents. The program at IHS continues to grow with students who have a true passion for the arts and wish to share it. The purpose of this camp is to encourage children in their talents, educate them in the aspects of theatre and have some plain ol’ summer fun!

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Main Street story & photos (Ashley Robertson)



owntown Franklin’s 28th annual Main Street Festival was, as always, a huge success again this year! Featuring more than 200 artisans & crafters, three stages, two carnivals and an international food court, this fabulous event attracts more than 100,000 visitors to our historic downtown for a full slate of family-oriented activities, non-stop musical entertainment and international flavors of more than 20 food vendors. Presented by First Tennessee and produced by the Heritage Foundation of Franklin and Williamson County and the Downtown Franklin Association, Main Street Festival is a true tradition in our community.

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Franklin Theatre Grand Opening: June 3-5


he Franklin Theatre is holding it’s Grand Opening Celebration June 3-5. The event will include a 1930s-themed street party in downtown Franklin. The Heritage Foundation of Franklin and Williamson County, which owns the newly restored Franklin Theatre, will close Main Street on the evening of June 3, pending approval from the city of Franklin, to celebrate the historic movie house’s re-opening. There will also be a swinging ’30s-themed party, to tie into the theme and era, as the Franklin Theatre originally opened in 1937. he outdoor festivities that are planned are from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., with Friday including extended hours for Franklin’s downtown merchants and restaurants as well as free live entertainment. A swing band will perform on a stage next to the downtown square. Refreshment vendors will be available and an old-fashioned speakeasy will operate in Gray’s Drug Store nearby. Giant movie screens will create Franklin’s version of a Hollywood back lot. Side streets where Fourth Avenue crosses Main will feature free simultaneous showings of two classic


’30s films — the original “King Kong” (1933), and everyone’s favorite musical fantasy “The Wizard of Oz” (1939) in Technicolor. Inside the Franklin Theatre, moviegoers will enjoy a late-night screening of “Gone With the Wind,” the 1939 classic starring Hollywood legends Clark Gable and Vivien Leigh. Friday night’s screening of “Gone With the Wind” immediately followings a redcarpet reception for major donors who helped underwrite the Franklin Theatre’s multi-million-dollar restoration. An additional showing will be at 6:30 p.m. Saturday. Rounding out events for the theater’s grand re-opening weekend will be a Saturday morning kids’ movie on June 4, “Charlotte’s Web”, followed by the additional showing of “Gone With the Wind” in the evening at 6:30 p.m. On Sunday, June 5, the theater will offer two evening screenings of the film classic “Casablanca” (1942).

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Cheekwood Nights Cheekwood 9pm

Tour of Homes 1pm-5pm

Conduit Mission Golf Tournament

Brentwood CS Chamber Young Prof. Luncheon

Forrest Crossing 1:30pm

Belmont University 11:30am-1pm


A Round to Remember

Music on Main

Music Country Grand Prix Brownland Farm 2pm

Greater CS Chamber BBQ Dinner 115 2nd Ave. Franklin 3pm-7pm

Tour of Homes 10am-5pm

Franklin Farmer’s Market

Mt. Pleasant Grille 6pm

Factory Shed 8am-1pm

Heels for Healing

Avenue Bank 3pm-7pm

The Governor’s Club 11am-8:30pm

Golf for Babies

The Governor’s Club 9am-5pm

Brentwood CS Chamber Ribbon Cutting

Greater CS Chamber Breakfast Durego 7:30am-9am

Brentwood CS Chamber Young Proffessional Mixer Boxwood Bistro 5pm-7pm

Brentwood CS Membership Luncheon

NHC Place 4:30pm-6:30pm

The Prince & Princess Ball

Franklin Farmer’s Market

Factory at Franklin 6pm-9pm

Factory Shed 8am-1pm

Chukkers for Charity Riverview Farm Gates open 2:30pm

BUMC 11:30am-1pm


Greater CS Chamber Women’s Leadership Luncheon Boxwood Bistro 11:30am-1pm

WC Franklin Chamber Mixer Maristone of Franklin 5pm-7pm 615.794.1225

Sunset Concert Series Kickoff Carnton Plantation 4:30pm gates open 6pm-8pm concert

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Helping Healing Hearts

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story & photo (Anna R. Keith)


he Third Annual Golfing for Hearts for Helping Healing Hearts was held in May at Forrest Crossings Golf Course. Helping Healing Hearts is a non-profit organization that helps raise awareness and funds for those that have suffered cardiac surgery and rehabilitation. They provide support groups, educational meetings, gym memberships and financial support. Golfing for Hearts was held on a beautiful day for golf, and the golfers started out with a luncheon before hitting the green.

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Kelly Burgess, Tiffany Mann & Lynnetta Lyons Chrissy Myers, Jennifer Robinson & Kelly Pasco

Shannah Poindexter & Nicole Mangrum Jeff Parrish, Mike & Betty Brent

The Laughter

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Brandi Woodard & Jennifer Russell Jim O’Dowd & Paula Ward

story & photo (Anna R. Keith)


he Alzheimer’s Association, Mid South Chapter, held The Laughter Remedy recently at The Factory at Franklin. The Laughter Remedy is a fun event with live music, a silent auction and fabulous food all to bring awareness and raise funds for the Alzheimer’s Association provides support, education and fundraising for the Alzheimer’s community and those with family or friends with Alzheimer’s. Sandy & Bruce Duncan, Melinda Vance, Pam Byrd Kathy Keith, Koreen Carillon & Pat Ernst

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Eloise story (Anna R. Keith) photos (Holly Hines Photography)

Tracey Little, Ashley Roberts & Carissa Weathers

Fashion Show


he 13th Annual Eloise Fashion Show for O’More College of Design, presented by Morgan Stanley and Smith Barney, was held in May at the James K. Polk Theatre of TPAC with a showcase of the design drawings starting the event, followed by the runway show. The student produced runway show featured collections from the juniors and seniors in the design program at O’More College. The show displayed a variety of designs from casual to evening wear and even couture. Tickets sales for this event benefited the O’More College Sponsorship Foundation. Jessica Hibler & Steven Fields

Shari Fox, Amy Shelton & Amy Hirt

Adrienne Komisky, Kathy Drury, Olia Zavozina & Austin Griffith

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Tour of Homes Summer Supper

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T Russ Wharton & James Amundsen Linda Moore & Connie Haley Reed & Laura Harrison

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he Heritage Foundation’s Town & Country Tour of Homes is a wonderful annual tradition in Franklin and it takes the hard work of many people to make it such a wonderful event. The Heritage Foundation held a party for the sponsors, homeowners and chair people thanking them for their time and effort spent for this year’s line up. Hosted by Connie & Carl Haley, the “Summer Supper” was provided by Puckett’s in Franklin. Neighbors and friends gathered together to celebrate another successful year!

Joe & Pam Storey Tour of Homes Sponsors

Heritage Foundation staff with party hosts Carl & Connie Haley Jenni Housley, Kristy Williams & Linda Moore

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Jackson & Holly Spain, Ann Frances & Michael Barker

Michael Lee, Pam & Sam Whitson

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The Heritage Foundation of Franklin & Williamson County’s 36th ANNUAL TOWN & COUNTRY



Franklin Theatre open from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. All other properties open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.


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For tickets and information, please call 615.591.8500, Ext. 18, or visit $25 ADVANCE TICKET $30 AT THE DOOR ON DAYS OF TOUR One visit to each location over two days

Brownstone at First Avenue & Church St, 200 Emily Court


he Brownstones are an example of how new construction can fit into the National Register Historic District of Downtown Franklin. There are 25 custom-built town homes on this 2.2 acre lot that is part of the original town lots of Franklin created in 1799. This one belongs to Joseph and Pamela Storey, who purchased it from Brownstones developer Bernie Butler who built it as his personal home. Each of the townhomes is unique from floor

plans to material choices to exterior design, but collectively they are architecturally accurate to the 1840s-era town home. This particular one has Victorian architectural details but modern features including a media room and gourmet kitchen. The site for the Brownstones was a field hospital during the Civil War, and many artifacts were uncovered during excavation for the development. Later, the site was home to

workers at the Lilly Mills flour plant across the street (where you can still see the silos where grain was stored—the factory burned in 1958). The Brownstones bring vibrant new residential opportunities to historic Downtown Franklin, where residents have the benefit of walking to shopping, restaurants, and entertainment venues.

The Franklin Masonic Temple, Hiram Lodge #7, 1823


reemasonry in Franklin has centered around the historic building at 115 2nd Avenue South for more than 185 years and continues today. Hiram Lodge received its charter in 1814 and the state of Tennessee authorized a lottery in 1817 to raise funds for this building, which was completed in 1823. Franklin’s Masonic Temple is regarded as one of the most significant historic buildings in the south. It is a unique mixture of country craftsmanship and Gothic tradition,

and stands as the oldest Gothic Revival building in Tennessee. It combines the flatness of the Federal style with Gothic features such as pointed arches, battlements and finials on the pilasters. During the Civil War, the building was commandeered by Federal troops. During the war, it also suffered considerable damage, finally repaired in 1912 with compensation from the Federal government. It has since been added on to and restored several times,

most recently in 2009. Among its many significant events is the historic meeting between President Andrew Jackson and the Chickasaw Nation in 1834 which was a precursor to the Trail of Tears. It was used as a barracks for Union soldiers and later a battlefield hospital, and still bears soldiers’ graffiti on the second floor. Over the course of its history, every religious denomination in Franklin has held services here.

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Ewing-Green House, 1911 234 Fourth Avenue South


his restored home was built in 1911 by well-known and well-regarded local builder W.B. Vaughn for its first inhabitant, Kate Ewing. Vaughn built many homes in Downtown Franklin that are still in beautiful condition today. When first built, it was on the corner lot of the campus of the Tennessee Female

College, which was in operation on this site from 1857 until it burned in 1916. When built in 1911, it was valued at $7,000 and sold 37 years later in 1948 for $8,000. Since then, its value has increased tremendously. After Kate Ewing, it served as the home for Patti Rodes, Mrs. A.D. Gillespie, Mrs. Evelyn Moore and David

and Susan Morris, who did a complete renovation. It is currently owned by Jim and Kay Green. It is a four-square cottage with Craftsman-style influences.

Franklin Theatre, 1937


he Franklin Theatre re-opens during the 2011 Town and Country Tour of Homes after a 4 1/2-year absence from Main Street while the Heritage Foundation was raising more than $8 million in private funds to purchase and restore the 74-year-old facility. The renovation includes an addition on the back for some modern conveniences that the Vaudeville performers of its early days would envy. Tour-goers will get the backstage look at the new green room, catering kitchen and other backstage areas not usually open to the public. The Franklin Theatre is likely grander today than it has ever been, with state-of-the22 Y( )UR

art digital sound and projection systems making their unobtrusive home in the newly redecorated Art Deco facility. It is designed now to accommodate movies, both classic and new, as well as live performances and events, with enhanced concession stands. The Franklin Theatre first opened on July 15, 1937. Cumberland Amusement Company, owned by Tony Sudekum of Nashville, had a long history of bringing Hollywood to Middle Tennessee, since nearly every county seat had a Sudekum-operated theater. This facility replaced the old Hunter Motor Company, and also replaced an earlier

movie theater two doors west of this one. The first feature was Night Must Fall, starring Robert Montgomery and Rosaline Russell. Admission was 10 cents for children and a quarter for adults. Mrs. S.M. Fleming spent $14,000 on the structure and Mr. Sudekum expended nearly $12,000 for new sound equipment, machinery, draperies, carpet, seats, lights and the newest type of screen. The first floor had a capacity of 600 and the balcony 130. The balcony disappeared after public facilities were desegregated in the 1960s, but has been rebuilt as 48 premium seats as part of the renovation. The newly reopened Franklin Theatre has

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289 seats in the same shell that once held 730. The Heritage Foundation is very proud to have the facility completed, virtually entirely with private donations of more than 1,000 individuals, and welcomes tour-goers as among its first new guests.


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William Powell Company Home and Garden, 1935 504 West Main Street


his charming row of retail was built in 1935 by Irby Watkins. It replaced a grand Victorian home, the Harrison House, that occupied this corner as a landmark for decades, but was torn down because it was simply too expensive to maintain during the Depression. However, much of the grand old house remains in today’s structures. The stone on the front was reused in 1935 from the 1880 Harrison House, which used the materials of an earlier house on the


apledene was built in 1881 for Capt. George W. and Sallie Henderson Smithson by Green Williams on Lot 22 of Hincheyville, Franklin’s 1819 subdivision—the first subdivision of Williamson County. According to Beers 1878 map, the house of this period is not the same as Mapledene of today. In an article of the Nashville Daily American on January 5, 1882 we find the following: “During

property built around 1830. William Powell is just finishing the most recent restoration of this property to convert it from a chiropractor office into a home and garden store that specializes in antique architectural building materials, hardware and fixtures. During the renovation, they found square nail heads in all of the studs, indicating they were part of the structures of the previous homes at this site. The 1930s building has also served as a pool hall, and a trove of pool chalk and beer

the past year our city has participated in the general march of improvement, the permanent signs of which appear on every hand. Among the more prominent, I may mention the splendid residence of James W. Harrison on Main Street, recently finished at a cost of $22,000 for building and grounds; the elegant residence of G.W. Smithson, Main Street, nearly completed, $5,000, hotel, livery stable and store, built by Short & Hughes, Main

cans were found in one of the walls— replaced during reconstruction as a time capsule within its walls. It also served as a restaurant when Franklin Elementary School stood across the street (the school burned to the ground in 1963). It’s appropriate that the building, made from materials recycled three times, will now house a collection of historic building materials to be recycled into other homes, old and new.

Street, $10,000; elegant residence of Mrs. T.J. Watson, approaching completion, $12,000.” The McLemore House on the corner of 9th and West Main was not built until 1911. Today, Mapledene is the home of David Ogilvie.

Mapledene, 1881

908 West Main Street

Mordecai Puryear House, 1830 1251 Lewisburg Pike


ordecai and Sarah Reese Puryear were from two of the most respected families of Williamson County in 1830 when they built this home. He


his is a home dedicated to the breeding and training of worldclass Quarter horses, and the charming carriage house and barn revolve around their equestrian purpose. The beautiful property is one of the most historic scenic landscapes of Williamson County, being situated on the county’s oldest Federal road. The structures were built in the late 1990s on a gated property leading to

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was a director at the Bank of Franklin, and they had one child, Susan Catherine, who was born in this house in 1831. Coincidentally, current owner Pam Oglesby has one daughter, now grown, who came home from the hospital to these rooms. The house and land (originally 277 acres) was one of the first selfsustaining plantations in the community. It’s one and one-half stories and built of handmade brick, which was made by the slaves on the plantation. The floors downstairs are made of ash and upstairs

are made of wide yellow poplar. Mantels in the front two rooms are beautifully handcarved. The back porch was originally a latticed ell shape and the kitchen was a separate structure connected to the house by a walkway. The land and buildings were severely damaged during the Civil War. The cotton gin was burned, and the house was ransacked. The center hall burned, and the floors in this hall were not replaced with the wide ash wood of the original house. A grove of magnificent beech trees once surrounded

the house, but only one of those trees is still standing. In 1900, a two-room addition was added, which later became the dining room and kitchen. In 1987, a sunroom, master bedroom and bath, and laundry room were added. In 1980, the Heritage Foundation and Williamson County Historical Society presented the Preservation Award to the owners for their restoration efforts. In 1988, the house was certified by the Tennessee Historical Commission to be placed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Harrison Carriage House at Bella Reed Farms, 1998 a tree-lined drive that brings you to this oasis of equestrian lifestyle. The main house features stone pillars, marble and hardwood floors and a combination of Southern elegance and European style. Additional features include a separate guest quarters, 4-bay garage, 7-stall barn and an all-weather arena. The farm has produced horses that compete on the international level in various hunt classes, accomplishing

multiple high point all-around champions as well as individualized circuit champions. Owned by Bart and Laura Harrison, their daughter, Isabella, and her horse that was trained here received the national youth high point all around champion. The barn has served as a home to both people and horses, depending on the day.

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Randal McGavock story (Anna Keith) story & photos (K. York)


he annual Randal McGavock Society Dinner was held at the end of April at Carnton Plantation. The evening began with hors d’oeuvres and cocktails on the back porch and was followed

Society Dinner by an elegant dinner served at the Fleming Center. The Society Dinner is to honor and thank the major donors for The Battlefield Trust.

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Tim & Bess Kearns

Marianne & John Schroer

Doug & Linda Edell Howard

Robin & Peggy Hood Leigh Bowcom & Rebecca Robinson

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Derby Day


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story & photos (Ashley Robertson)

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he annual Race to Victory Derby Day party is Franklin’s answer to the Kentucky Derby. Well, at least watching it on TV and sharing the festivities with friends – all for a great cause! Guests enjoyed a Derby simulcast, traditional Derby day food and drinks and music by The Chill Band. The Soroptimist Club of Franklin along with the Franklin Men’s Club hosted this fabulous event. Folks were bidding all night on silent auction items, helping two great causes! All proceeds went to benefit Women’s Scholarships to Columbia State Community College and Bridges Domestic Violence Center.

Kelly & Corey Spalding Brandi Woodard & Jennifer Russell

Doug & Amy Ware

Ginna Campbell & Barbara Leech

Tom Powell, Carl Campbell, Bill Burch & Mike Leech

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inco de Mayo is one holiday that Williamson County knows how to celebrate! SOL Restaurant recently hosted their now annual Cinco de Mayo celebration. Main Street was closed off from Fourth Avenue to Five Points and the street party featured vendors, food, drinks and a huge stage for live bands to perform throughout the evening. SOL also attempted to set a Guinness world record for the most people taking a tequila shot at the same time in a group. The celebration benefited Mercy Children’s Clinic.

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ith summer comes equestrian events, and one of the not-to-miss events in June is Chukkers for Charity. Chukkers is a polo match held at Riverview Farm in Franklin and benefits Saddle Up! and the Rochelle Center. This year’s theme is “Hot & Cool in Havana” and with that oh so cool theme the

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style watch is on. YOUR Fashion is here to help you dress for this signature summer event. Models Cathy Brown, Valerie Lévay & Theresa Menefee are all chairs of this year’s Chukkers and model Zulu Scott Barnes is a polo player involved with Chukkers.


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Valerie wears a black Zulu brings in the style for men with a lightweight cotton black button down by Robert Tolbert with linen pants by Peter Millar and a belt to complete the look by Wiley Belts.

light-weight dress trimmed in a beautiful off-white sheer by Fumblin’ foe.

Theresa shows off a beautiful

Michael Kors cream cotton dress accented with a tobacco colored trim.

Thank you to our June fashion contributors; Gus Mayer, The Oxford Shop, heyleeB., photography by Gomez Photography & vehicles provided by Infiniti. Special thanks to Damon Bagwell and Bagwell Macy.

Cathy is bringing in a hot Havana color with the orange belted dress by Akris Punto.

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here are a number of wonderful organizations in YOUR community. With June being a month to celebrate several equestrian events, one organization in particular stands out. Saddle Up! is right here in our community. Saddle Up! is a non-profit therapeutic riding program for children and youth with disabilities. Founded in 1990 and incorporated in 1991, Saddle Up! is the region’s oldest and largest recreational therapeutic riding program and it is the only one exclusively serving children and youth with documented disabilities as defined by federal law including: Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome, Spina Bifida, Pervasive Developmental Delay, Autism, nonverbal disorders, visual and hearing loss, developmental and learning disabilities and many others. Saddle Up! is also one of only four programs in Tennessee to earn the Premier Accredited Center designation from NARHA (formerly known as the North American Riding for the Handicapped Association), the national organization that sets the standards for quality and safety. Saddle Up! is run by those who love children and horses and understand and know that there is a significant purpose that horses can contribute to the healing of children physically and mentally. Equine therapy is overlooked, for the most part and it is a

“Where all children are equal in the saddle.” remarkable way to condition those with disabilities by both the physical (muscles, balance, strengthening, coordination) and the mental (trust, directions, goals, encouragement). Research shows that students who participate in therapeutic riding can experience physical, emotional and mental rewards. For individuals with impaired mobility, horseback riding gently and rhythmically moves their bodies in a manner similar to a human walking gait. The rider must continuously contract and relax muscles to re-balance, improving balance, strength and flexibility. Saddle Up! is where “horsing around” really makes a difference. Saddle Up! could not operate if it was not for all of the devoted volunteers in our community who give their time and efforts to help this organization. Many of your community neighbors and friends have volunteered with Saddle Up!, including YOUR editor, Anna R. Keith. She feels that the moment she pulls into the drive at Saddle Up!, her very own therapy begins. Seeing the riders, teachers, volunteers and the horses relaxes the mind, body and soul.

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Rodeo Round-up Casino Night


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story & photos (Anna R. Keith)

he 62nd Franklin Rodeo came to town in May and was kicked off with a night at the tables! The 7th Annual Rodeo Roundup Party, hosted by the Franklin Noon Rotary, was held at the Factory and folks came out in their boots, buckles and brimmed hats. What a way to kick things into high gear for this year’s Rodeo. There was a silent auction, a feast catered by Puckett’s Restaurant and cocktails. The Rodeo kick-off continued with the Rodeo Parade the next morning in historic downtown Franklin. Andrew Barrett, Sherrie Upton & Luke Aust

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Franklin story & photos (Ashley Robertson)


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he opening night of the Franklin Rodeo was full of fun, food, and of course cowboys and cowgirls from all over! The evening featured the nation’s top rodeo competitors making for a night of action and entertainment. Bedazzled boots and hats were the top fashion choice for ladies and most of the children were all decked out in full western gear. From bareback riding, to barrel racing and bull riding, the three nights were packed full of events to keep all the folks entertained! Produced by the Franklin Noon Rotary, the event is always a huge attraction in this community and this year was no different.

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ig hats, fascinators and colorful wraps took center stage at this year’s Iroquois Steeplechase benefiting Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital. The 70th year of these festivities was rainy, muddy and cold, but the weather only played a creative role in the day’s fashion show of the year! No one’s spirits were dampened or too chilled as they enjoyed the multiple runs and plenty of socializing with 25,000 friends who came to enjoy this wonderful tradition in Nashville! Mary McGee Lyell & Barry Caldwell

Robb McCluskey & Barry Grinder M.J. Garrett, Karen & Frank Forsyth, Melissa & Russ McBryde

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John & Peggy Franks, Doug & Brenda Hale

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Newk’s Grand Opening Celebration

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he new restaurant in Cool Springs that has everyone talking, opened their doors for a soft opening recently and many people in the community went to check out their fabulous food and service. A surprise visit from Carrie Underwood and her husband, Mike Fisher, made for a very memorable

night! The restaurant is located where Atlanta Bread Co. was previously, and these days, to get a seat at lunchtime, you have to get there early! Their fresh approach to quick and casual dining is becoming a popular trend and these folks know how to do it! NWK6334 CoolSprings(Murfreesboro)NowOpenAd.indd 1

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Andrea Arndt, Connie Thurman, John Arndt & Jim McCord

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he annual Taste of Williamson was held in May at Cool Springs Galleria, presented by Vanderbilt University Medical Center and hosted by the Brentwood Cool Springs Chamber of Commerce and Cool Springs Galleria. With nearly 20 participating food and beverage merchants, this was a tasty event! Williamson Countians came with their appetites to sample tastings from a variety of local Williamson businesses including restaurants and caterers. Taste of Williamson benefits the United Way of Williamson County, which focuses on education, income, health and rebuilding lives.

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ing’s Creek Golf Club in Spring Hill hosted The 3rd Rotarian Classic, a charity golf tournament. Over 30 teams came out to swing, chip and putt their way through the 18 holes. Walgreens, Williamson Medical Center, Nike, LP Builders and several others sponsored the event to benefit the Gabe’s My Heart organization. Gabe’s My Heart provides a stuffed duck named “Chemo Duck,” parents’ resources and an activity book to family with children going through chemotherapy. Founder, Lu Siros, created Chemo Duck after her son Gabe was diagnosed with cancer, so she could educate Gabe on what was going to happen to him. To get information about The Rotarian Classic, head to For more information about Gabe’s My Heart go to

Rotarian Classic Golf Tourney

story & photos (Jande Jackson)

Armando SanMiguel & Lu Sipos

Jeremy Todd, Zach Lockhart, Ben Stephenson & Jonathan Henderson

Huntly Gordon & Leslie Garside Bill Buckles, Jim Shaw & Stanley Bond

Matt Sykes, Mike Fisher & Rusty Corroll

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YOUR Local Architect Receives Design Scott H. Wilson, Chief Manager of Scott Wilson Architect LLC in Brentwood, TN, has been awarded a Citation in the AIA Middle Tennessee 2010 Design Awards, Built category, by the American Institute of Architects, Middle Tennessee Chapter, for his renovation of the historic Pope-Cross Building, located at 114 Third Avenue in Franklin. The 2010 Design Awards jury was challenged to evaluate projects for their design excellence and encouraged to recognize and acknowledge environmentally sensitive design approaches in the submitted projects as part of the normal deliberations and utilize the AIA Committee on the Environment’s annual Top Ten Green measures as the benchmark for evaluation. Scott Wilson Architect LLC is a Brentwood-based architectural firm specializing in residential and commercial architecture. The firm’s commercial design projects cover a broad range, including corporate offices, retail stores, churches, club houses, visitor centers and recording studios. For information please visit or at (615) 377-9131.

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BrightStone Adults Win Big at Special Olympics BrightStone adults competed in the Special Olympics, held at Brentwood High School, in late April. BrightStone had competitors in the men’s softball throw, women’s softball throw, bocce ball games, wheelchair races, 50 meter relay and 25 meter walk and took home dozens of ribbons. BrightStone’s adults with developmental disabilities enjoy preparing to compete in the Special Olympics each spring. According to Dru Victory, Program Coordinator, “Our adults get excited about the games and have a lot of fun working together to get ready for their events.” Dru added, “We are so proud of their sportsmanship and determination. It’s great to see our group and others cheering each other on.” BrightStone is a resource in the community providing job training and employment opportunities for adults who are developmentally disabled. If you are interested in learning more, scheduling a tour, or scheduling a visit from the BrightStone Choir for your church or organization, visit

New Hope Academy participates in Financial Literacy Program


tudents from New Hope Academy in Franklin surround Mike Sapp, chairman and CEO of Tennessee Commerce Bank, for a photo on the last day of the financial literacy program that was organized by Doris McMillan of New Hope Academy and Mary Lankford Benson with Tennessee Commerce Bank. The program was conducted by Lisa Justice, Rossana Raucoules and Mary Lankford Benson at the school for participants in New Hope Academy’s after-school Kids Zone. Students pre-k through 6th grade participated in the four week program that introduced them to concepts including opening an account, saving money, understanding banking services, avoiding identity theft, and setting financial goals. The last class was a field trip to Tennessee Commerce Bank for a behind-thescenes look at banking operations, to set up savings accounts for the students, and a graduation party. This is the first year that Tennessee Commerce Bank has conducted the program for New Hope Academy students.

AT&T Volunteers Sparking A Green Clean Tennessee


T&T Pioneer Volunteers and Keep Tennessee Beautiful completed numerous clean-up and beautification projects on May 14. Over 500 volunteers cleaned up parks, removed litter and beautified numerous locations across the state. This project was part of the Great American Clean Up. The AT&T Pioneers Mission Statement is, Pioneers is a network of volunteers who effect immediate tangible change in local communities in partnership with its sponsors. Gary Buchanan, AT&T Pioneer Tennessee Project Manager for AT&T Volunteers Sparking A Green Clean Tennessee stated, “This project is true to our mission statement and we are pleased state wide with our initiative to further beautify Tennessee the Volunteer State”. Part of the Resolution to honor the volunteer includes, “Whereas, held on May 14. 2011 this laudable event is part of a nation-wide effort to educate and rally every citizen to become good stewards of the earth and take personal responsibility for improving his or her local environment”.


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Mike Turner, Alicia King & Nancy Baker John Stockdale, Jane Samola & Jill Ellis

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Alicia King’s Book Signing

story & photos (Jande Jackson)


ocal Franklin author, Alicia King, signed copies of her newest book, “Healing: The Essential Guide to Helping Others Overcome Grief & Loss” at Landmark Booksellers store in historic downtown Franklin. After going through the grieving process a couple of times, King realized people often have problems knowing exactly to do and say during the grieving process. This book is about “what to do and what not to do” as someone grieves. It also address the issue of hospice care, thus King has a representative from Caris Healthcare at all her book signings. For more information head to King’s blog at

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Your Favorite Tv Shows’ Dads We all know YOUR dad is your favorite star. Here are some famous fathers from television shows past and present. 1

DOWN 1. This retro Wisconsin father with a fiery attitude 2. Father of Princess, Bid and Kitty 3. D’oh! 4. Leave it to this dad to help you out 5. Chicago police officer always wanted his nerdy accident-prone little neighbor to “Go home!” 6. A doctor married to a lawyer 8. “Hidy-ho, neighbor!” he would hear from behind the fence 9. This Long Island doctor will show you his smile again 10. Moved with his daughter from the Brooklyn to Fairfield

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ACROSS 3. This dad will help you say, “Goodbye grey sky, hello blue.” 7. Kept his little house in order 11. Raised his 3 daughters with two other men 12. Guys like him had it made 13. Barney was his right had man 14. Protestant minister with many children


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