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Jokers & Jackpots Williamson County Fair BrightStone Bowlability Bluegrass Along Harpeth september | Y( )UR 1

Lexus of Nashville Sponsors Nashville Opera On Tour

Lexus of Nashville generously donated $5,000 to Nashville Opera education programs, which was matched by the Lexus Pursuit of Potential Fund for a total gift of $10,000 to sponsor the 2012 Nashville Opera On Tour. This award-winning program annually reaches over 25,000 students in 20 different counties throughout Middle Tennessee each spring. Since beginning in 1995, Nashville Opera On Tour has reached over a quarter-million children and adults with the power of opera. Artistic Director John Hoomes says “When we launched the program in 1995, we had to persuade schools to participate; now, the program is in such high demand, we have a waiting list every year!” The 2012 production will be Sid the Serpent Who Wanted to Sing, a 45 minute children’s opera in English that features four opera singers and a pianist. Nashville Opera On Tour not only provides needed arts education in schools but also a residency training program for opera singers. Director of Education and Outreach, Stuart Holt says “After auditioning over 100 singers in Nashville and New York City, we are thrilled to bring this group of high-caliber young artists to Middle Tennessee.” Sid the Serpent Who Wanted to Sing will travel to approximately 60 elementary schools and offer free performances throughout the community during its seven-week run. Participating schools receive an extensive study guide not only to prepare for the performance, but to supplement learning in the classroom. Lexus of Nashville is committed to arts education. General Manager JR Roper says, “Giving our future leaders access to arts programs in the schools is one of the most important things we can do to educate, inspire and set the stage for kids to be successful. Lexus of Nashville is delighted to be an Opera On Tour sponsor and recognize Nashville Opera’s dedication to education in Middle Tennessee.”

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Tiffany & Co.

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Michael Kors

Tory Burch (Opening Mid-September 2011) David Yurman Kate Spade

The Cheesecake Factory

Omega Boutique

Gus Mayer

Juicy Couture

Restoration Hardware

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The Container Store (Opening November 2011)

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Anna Robertson editor-in-chief

YOUR publisher’s l etter

Jande Jackson creative director

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 Printing Partner: K-FORMS Manafement

elcome fall! ! By now the kids are all back in school, routines are again the norm and there is a change to the light outside that lets us know – cooler temperatures and the rites of autumn are around the corner. Actually one of those is already in full swing – football! I cannot claim to be a huge fan, although there is something about the change of season every year about this time, that gives me a thrill at the thoughts of weekends filled with the sounds of football. I will be cheering my Ole Miss Rebels (I don’t acknowledge this change in mascot Bear thing) on as I do every year. Who is YOUR team? Tell us on Facebook please and this month share your favorite football season memory. High event season also kicks off in September. The busiest months of anyone’s social calendar inevitably are September – December. So here we are. Are you ready to swing into fun at the Harpeth River Water Shed Association’s annual Harpeth River Swing on October 1st? This fabulous event celebrates the historic and nurturing river that surrounds our community and raises funds for this wonderful organization that helps to keep it clean and intact – even through catastrophic and unheard of flooding as we saw last year. The 38th Annual Heritage Ball is this month and will feature a homage to old Hollywood and the decorating genius of Dorothy Draper. Very retro and chic and oh so fabulous too! Enjoy some jazz at the Jazz Festival this weekend as well as Mercy Children’s Clinic’s Franklin Classic. There are so many wonderful events this fall you may have to double book but make sure you do enjoy this beautiful month in Williamson County. There are big changes around the bend at YOUR! It has been a summer of evolution and growth for us already, a new magazine yes, but building off of the previous magazine we all had the privilege to work for for many years. We have set about the task of not reinventing the wheel but simply transforming it into a new and better model, but one which still feels like YOUR community, YOUR events, YOUR business, quite simply YOUR magazine. In coming months you will see more of YOUR – literally, as we increase and expand our distribution (call us if you want to be a drop site monthly), expand our staff – look for new faces in our next issue and at events this month – and increase our viability with more social media, online content and plenty of interaction daily with our readership, advertisers and the community at large. We welcome your input and insight – after all this is YOUR publication. Tell us who and what and where you would like to see us – and guess what – we will listen and do all we can to make it happen! @yourwilliamson

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TABLE OF contents


September 2011 Volume I - 5

Bluegrass Along the Harpeth


Christmas in July


Keystone Realtor Cook-Off Challenge


Heritage Ball Tasting Party


Wine Tasting for Floozies


AVA Jeffrey Steele Concert


Dog Days of Summer


Jokers & Jackpots


St. Paul’s Summer Cookout


Willow Hall Academy Reunion


Red White & Blue Golf Tournament


BrightStone Bowlability


Bootlegger’s Bash


Authentic Irish Festival


Roux du Bayou Band at Red Caboose Park


Williamson County Fair


Brentwood High School Reunion


Franklin High School All Class Gathering


Bridal Profile: Vandiver-Martin


publisher’s letter




finance: Joseph G. Budd


featured event: 2011 Parade of Homes


calendar: Sepetember


fashion: Heritage Ball


charitable self: Waterway Flood Recovery Project


palate: Cynthia Himmelfarb




ribbon cutting


fun & games: School Days


Julie & Charley McPherson photo (K. York)


Spring Hill Formals Tuxedos, Dresses, DJ Entertainment

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Y( )UR event Peyton White & Lauren Baker Bill & Jeanette Hackler, Buffalo Bill Shelia Drew & Beth Holloway

Bluegrass Along

Sue & Pat Terraglio, Ashley & Sidney Andersen


story & photos (Ashley Robertson)

luegrass Along the Harpeth preserves old time music and dance in a very authentic way. Competitions are held throughout the weekend’s festivities for all types of Bluegrass musicians and dancers. The event benefits The Williamson County Cultural Arts Commission, whose mission is promoting and encouraging

the Harpeth

the creative spirit in our world, as they believe the expression of creative spirit is the most precious commodity for all of us and it brings the human community closer. It was a success again this year and brought many music lovers from all over to enjoy some great performances.

Jenna Slocum, Emily Webber & Michelle Prichard

Amanda & Elaine Laing

Mike Hayes, Judy Herbert & Kenny Young 8 Y( )UR |

Mary Schroeder, Shannon McGarrity & Jim Schroeder

event Dave Startup & Kelsey Waldon

Steven Alonso & Bradley Alvarado

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Megan & Mike Ostrander

Andrew Tatanish & Carrie Williams

Louis Frazor & Tommy Jackson Sean & Lana Bell, Rogers Anderson

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The Truth (Joseph Shall Set You Free G. Budd)

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ometimes when you hear a word it can bring about many meanings and thoughts. I was listening to a sermon and heard the word “Truth”. It reminded me of many things. It is one of those words that are woven into our culture and many aspects of our everyday lives. When you pay attention to the details, it can take on many new meanings. One can think of many titles and phrases that include the word “truth”. Jack Nicholson tells Tom Cruise, “You can’t handle the truth”, in the Movie, A Few Good Men. In the Movie, The Awful Truth, with Carrie Grant and Irene Dunne, much of the movie deals with what did Cary Grant do while he was out of town. Other phrases often heard are: truth be told, to tell you the truth, he wouldn’t know the truth if it bit him, truth or dare, truth or consequences, truth in lending, the truth is in the details, to tell the truth, his truth is marching on, the truth is scary. When using the word “truth” in a sentence, it can give different meanings and nuances to how someone will be perceived. If someone starts a sentence with, “To tell you the truth”, am I to assume that they normally don’t tell the truth and they are making an exception in telling me this next upcoming nugget of information because I am special or it is my lucky day? Truth in Lending was passed in 1968. One would assume that there should have always been truth in lending in any personal or business transaction? I’m sure it was always implied before 1968. The financial industry can sometimes perceived as less than forthcoming with the truth. Either the companies or the individuals can be perceived as lacking transparency. Regulators and industry checks and balances have been changed in recent years to improve the environment for consumers and the companies that operate in the industry. The CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERTM Board of Standards requires all those earning their designation, pledge to their code of ethics. Their designation can also be revoked for poor conduct. This is an example of being penalized for not being truthful in running your practice and in your business dealings. The Sarbanes– Oxley Act of 2002 is also known as the ‘Public Company Accounting Reform and Investor Protection Act’. This was passed as a result of the accounting scandals that were present at companies such as: Enron, Tyco Int’l, Adelphia, and WorldCom. These are the effects of not being forthcoming with truthful accounting practices. Another way of viewing the truth is when all known information is gathered and viewed. When a CFP® professional gathers the client’s data in the first step of the financial planning process, it is then analyzed and a plan is created and presented to the client. When the plan is presented to the client showing where they stand with respect to achieving their desired retirement and family goals, the truth reveals itself to the client. Then steps can be taken to change course or modify things to potentially help better the odds of the client meeting their financial goals. Truth be told . . . the truth shall set you free to pursue your goals. Joseph Budd is a Managing Partner and CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERTM professional with Budd, Melone & Co. LLC. Joe can be reached toll free at 877-293-5830.

Christmas in story & photos (Ashley Robertson)


hristmas came a little early at the Factory this year. Or Santa decided he needed a nice Tennessee vacation this summer! The first year for this Christmas in July event was great fun for the whole family, with an all weekend celebration complete


with Christmas carolers, a fashion show and an art show. Factory merchants pulled down the stockings and jingle bells from storage while shoppers enjoyed many discounts, reindeer games and more.

Aimee & David Frias, Pam Byrd

Amber, Christopher & Shelby Shuff

Allan McCall & Mariahn Watkins

Joseph Budd has provided this article for information purposes only. Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network did not assist in the preparation of this article, and its accuracy and completeness are not guaranteed. The opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and are not necessarily those of Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network or its affiliates. Investment products and services are offered through Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network, LLC, (WFAFN), Member SIPC. Budd, Melone & Co. LLC is a separate entity from WFAFN. © 2011 Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network, LLC. All rights reserved. 0211-1257.

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Keystone Realtor Cook-Off Challenge

Shuehli Ong & Taylor Jones

story & photos (Ashley Robertson)


ealtors from various local real estate companies brought their best and most creative dish made using one of Olivia’s Olive Oils’ oils or balsamics. Many people came out to support their favorite realtor chef and joined them for a fun evening and great

Roger Gore & Jennifer McClarney

food. The event was sponsored by Keystone Title Company and featured live music, a wine tasting by Moon Wine & Spirits, food from Drake’s, treats from Schakolad Chocolate Factory and of course olive oil tastings from the host Olivia Olive Oil!

Robin Queen, Susan Sanders & Lauren Jane

Denise & Mike Alexander

Traci McCormick, Katherine Melton, Robert & Julie Tomsett, Derek Renfroe Philip Stephens & Kyla Coleman

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2011 Parade of Homes: September 24 - October 7


illiamson County native Brandon Jenkins launched Grove Park Construction in 2005 at the age of 22, building a few houses at a time and developing a reputation for a focus on personal service, quality construction and attention to detail. Over the course of six years, the company has built more than 50 custom luxury homes, with most ranging from 4,500 to 12,500 square feet and $700,000 to $3.5 million. Grove Park is one of four builders invited to participate in the 2011 Parade of Homes, presented by the Home Builders Association of Middle Tennessee in Brentwood’s Annandale neighborhood September 24 through October 7. Jenkins says that, most often, he works with customers from the selection and purchase of a lot through the design, sourcing of materials and construction of the home. The company tailors solutions to each client, helping to guide them through this new era in the housing industry. “We own an electrical company, a tile company and a trim carpentry company, and we work with suppliers all over the country. The sky is the limit, and we’re able to make our clients’ dollars go farther,” Jenkins says.

Grove Park is currently working on projects in neighborhoods including the Governor’s Club, Windstone, and Hampton Reserve in Williamson

County, as well as in Belle Meade and Green Hills. Projects have included indoor basketball courts, glassceiling wine cellars, computer-controlled shower spas and media rooms that deliver a world-class sensory experience. “We’ve flown in installers from around the

country who specialize in certain materials – tile roofs and rare hardwoods and hand-made mosaic,” adds Jenkins. The Parade home won’t disappoint, either. From the double foyer and free-floating staircase in the soaring entry to heated marble tile in the master bath, every detail was conceived with functionality and luxury in mind. The 6,400-sq. ft. Annandale home features five bedrooms, five full baths and two half baths, but it’s the custom paneling in the study, massive bath rooms with televisions, vaulted barrel ceiling in the master bedroom, a multitiered media room with a 110-inch screen and an old-world billiards room with topshelf electronics that set it apart. The kitchen features a hidden pantry, professional-grade appliances, 5 cm marble countertops and a gorgeous breakfast room that overlooks the den and the travertine patio with a stackedstone, wood-burning fireplace. The yard includes a separate stone fire ring, an outdoor kitchen, wet bar, and luxury spa. These are just a few of the countless details included in this dream home, and you’ll want to see it for yourself. Make sure to attend this year’s Grove Park Parade of Homes, so you can see all of this amazing beauty!

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Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011, 8 p.m. 3 CONVENIENT LOCATIONS

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Heritage Ball Special $20 off any tuxedo rental (excluding budget collection) 14 Y( )UR |

Historic Franklin Theatre A very special evening of music by the 2010 Academy of Country Music Top New Duo of the Year and 2008 CMT Can You Duet finalists Joey+Rory. Plus guests! Tickets $75—$100 —$125 Available at Franklin Theatre 615-538-2075 Thanks to our sponsors! Carhartt

Tennessee Equine Hospital Community Health Systems SunCrest Home Health A Step Ahead Mike & Karen Garfield

Janet Wilkins

Concert benefits:

Franklin Art Scene Downtown

Downtown Franklin Art Galleries 2 pm

September 3-4 Franklin Jazz Festival Franklin Square 5 pm - 10 pm

Bluegrass in the Fork 6 pm

Harpeth Bicycle ClubPancake Ride Hunter’s Bend 8 pm - 11 am

Labor Day Franklin Classic

Downtown Franklin 8 am

Franktown Open Hearts Benefit The Factory 5pm - 9:30pm

WAKM Senior Expo

The Factory 10 am - 2 pm

Franklin Farmer’s Market

Lawnchair Theatre

The Factory 6pm - 10pm

Behind Leiper’s Creek Gallery 7:30 pm

Fairview Nature Fest Bowie Nature Park

Fall Festival w/BBQ & Auction Hillsboro Methodist Church

Broken Wheel Festival Nolensville

Harpeth Bicycle ClubPancake Ride

Williamson County Community Band Franklin Recreation Complex 5 pm

March of Dimes Chefs Auction

NHC Golf Tourney

Vanderbilt Legends Club 8 am

Marriott Franklin 5:30 pm - 10 pm 615.399.3200


WCF:Young Professionals Mixer

Fun Scramble Golf Tournament


Embassy Suites 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

2011 Red Cross Raffle

Deer Ridge Golf Club 9:00 am

Aloft Cool Springs 6 pm

Franklin Theatre 8 pm

Wines of the World Lexus of Nashville 7 pm - 10 pm

Concert 4 the Cure


September 11-16 Reruns Are Fun

Joey+Rory Concert

Westhaven 7 pm

The Factory

Harpeth Bicycle ClubPancake Ride Hunter’s Bend 8 pm - 11 am

Celebration of Nations

WCF: Women2Women Lunch Franklin Marriott 11:30 am - 1 pm 615.794.1225

JES Open House/ Bake Sale

Johnson Elementary 6 pm – 7 pm

September 23-25 Remote Control Airplane Fly In

Thompson’s Station Fall Festival


Preston Farm

Peter Cetera at the Factory

O’More College of Design 8 pm - 9 pm

Heritage Ball Carnton 6 pm

The Factory 7 pm - 10 pm

Soldier Ride Nashville


Thompson’s Station Park 10 am - 5 pm

Battle Ground Academy 9 am

September 24-25 Bead Mercantile Show & Sale The Factory 10 am - 5 pm

Harpeth Bicycle ClubPancake Ride

Hands-On History Carter House 9:30 am - 10:30 am

LES Fall Chorus Concert

WCF: Business Technology Breakfast


Liberty Elementary 6 pm – 7 pm

Best Buy 8 am - 10 pm

September 30October 4 Descendants

Carter House 9:30 am - 10:30 pm

September 30 October 22 “Annie” Towne Centre

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what to wear?

he 38thAnnual Heritage Ball will be taking place on the Eastern Flank Battlefield Park at Canton Plantation on September 24th. The Heritage Ball is the longest running black-tie event in Williamson County and benefits The Heritage Foundation of Franklin and Williamson County. The Ball this year will have glamorous theme with a combined inspiration from the old Hollywood era of the 1940’s, also known today as Hollywood Regency, Dorothy Draper, an influential interior designer, as well as The Franklin Theatre, built in 1937. With YOUR look, we show you some ideas on how to dress for this classic glamour event.

Models, Daniel and Stephanie Allen, are very involved with The Heritage Foundation of Franklin and Williamson County. Daniel wears a classic black tux with bowtie, cumber bun signature white button down shirt, provided by Street Tuxedo. Stephanie shows off a beautiful silhouette in a oneshoulder garnet dress, found at Jessica McClintock, along with a vintage diamond wrist watch from Walton’s Antique & Estate Jewelry.

Angela Calhoun is the design chair of this year’s Ball, and truly has incorporated this theme from the ground up. She wears an elegant black Tadashi Shoji gown from Saks Fifth Avenue, adorned with her own necklace to give it some flair, along with a vintage diamond bracelet with emerald accents from Walton’s Antique & Estate Jewelry.

Tim Pagliara is chairing the Ball this year, and gives his tux a bit of a personal look with some color. Tim’s tuxedo is a custom made Adrien Jules from Custom Rags. With a larger bowtie with blue accents, he is sure to stand out as this year’s chair of the Ball!

Thank you to Street Tuxedo, Jessica McClintock and Walton’s Antique & Estate Jewelry for providing some amazing looks for the Ball. Thank you to heyleeB. for assisting in styling our models. Also, thank you to Historic Carnton Plantation for providing the beautiful shoot location, and to our models for showing YOUR community how to dress for the Ball! 16 Y( )UR |


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Heritage Ball Tasting Party

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Emily Magid & Tim Pagliara

story & photos (K. York)


he Heritage Ball Tasting Party was held at the elegant home of this year’s Chairman, Tim Pagliara. The rural setting was the perfect place to indulge in some of Williamson County’s finest home grown products, which will be

Liz & Hank Delvin

Jill & Jason McMurray, Bard Quillman

featured on this year’s menu. Kate’s Catering prepared an array of delicious choices for the party to sample. The 38th Annual Heritage Ball will be September 24 at the Historic Eastern Flank Battlefield Park, Franklin.

Angela Calhoun, Phoebe Venable & Fran Stewart

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Fran Staley & Sarah Catlett

Monika Lee, Beth Miller, Lori Walker, Patricia Park & Adrienne Reed

Hillary Bell Curtis

Wine Tasting


story & photos (K. York)

loozies came together to enjoy open pours of tasty wine and the entertainment of the Saucy Sisters, the “wine experts with a twist” at the posh Durego-The Luxury Source, in Cool Springs . The event, ‘Wine Tasting for Floozies’ was sponsored by Blue Jean

Saucy Sisters

Charley & Julie McPherson, Ryan Donley, Mary Ann Trumble

Pam Duarte & Niki Yarbrough 18 Y( )UR |

Toumie Stacy & Renee Vaughn

for Floozies

Wines and featured their favorite summer wines, Bluebird Pinot Noir, Bluebird Chardonnay and Bluebird Cabernet Sauvignon. Delicious food, great wine, and lots of laughter made it the perfect Ladies Night Out!

Whit Adams, Madelyn Johnson & Patsy Reed

Mary Davila, Peggy Smith, Denise Carothers & Patrice Jessie

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Y( )UR event Ashley Roberts & Scott Kaiser


Goose & Chris Gossett

AVA Jeffrey Steele Concert

story & photos (K. York)


he harmonizing sounds and amazing musical talent of Pearl Heart opened for the rock and roll country music legend Jeffrey Steele at the historic Franklin Theatre. The smooth vocals of the hit making/

multi-award winning songwriter along with the powerful and talented sister trio electrified the crowd with an evening of musical entertainment. Mark & Lori Orme,Jill & Jay Luna

Ken & Ann Marie Buettner, Karen Hunter

Mindy Tate, Alii Mercer & Andrea Arnold Jeffrey Steele Pearl Heart

Ruth & Kevin Cleary, Chuck & Ronna Knox, Allison & Wally Smith

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410 Main Street Franklin, TN 37064 615. 790.0244 event

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Dog Days of Summer

story & photos (Ashley Robertson)


owntown Franklin merchants recently held a charity-shopping event to benefit Big John’s Relief Fund. Co-sponsored

by Chick-Fil-A, the event was visited by “The Cow” that encourages you to eat more chicken.

Lisa & Kellianne Conlan Melissa Salyer, Jill McMurray, Tammy Stephens & Karen Baker

Bob Roethemeyer, Jenny & Michael Soares

Sue Ellen Huff, Randi Johnson, Carol Bodnar, Elaine Thompson & Linda Harlan Christy Anderson, Susanna Keller & Dena Nance september | Y( )UR 21

Y( )UR event Sheba & Allen Cantrell

Dana & Porter Langfitt, Pat Wallace & Pete Langfitt

Art Helf, Victoria & Keith Lane

Jokers & story & photos (K. York)


he 12th Annual Gala benefiting BRIDGES was held at Factory’s Jamison Hall. Patrons were dazzled with music by the Clarence Dobbins Revue, $25.000 “cash” for the gambling tables, shopping in the live and silent auctions and delicious

Cyndi Brown & Nancy Nichols

Earl & Denise Lane with Oreo Christol Creason, Rosemary Evans, Martie Pratt, Liz Kinser & Ron Stewart

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Jackpots casual gourmet food by the best local chefs. The annual fundraiser enables the Williamson County Domestic Violence program to provide education, intervention and case management to victims of domestic violence.

event Dianne & Pat Petty

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Jay Singletary & Cathy Wheeler

PJ & Lisa Pate

Mark & Monica Neubauer & Keith Stiles


Scott & Melissa Farrar

Lynn & Connie Davis

Linda Crockett Jackson & Linda Woodside

Mary Weary, Lauren Smithson, Callie Cottrell & Michelle Soll

Brad & Donna Duke september | Y( )UR 23

Y( )UR event Julie, Blatz, Carly Blatz & Sydnie Palmgrer Charles Carlisle, Mark Basenburg & Greer Carlisle

St. Paul’s Summer


story & photos (Anna Robertson)

he 51st Annual St. Paul’s Summer Cookout was held in July at St. Paul’s Church. Church members and friends beat the heat with a fun afternoon outside on the church grounds and under a big tent. St. Paul’s Men’s Club put this event together each year. There were games


for the kids, and adults, and tasty barbeque and good southern sides. Susan Cowperthwaite with “Bishop” The proceeds from the cookout go to church related missions including World Vision, Habitat for Humanity, Spring Street Community, Saddle Up! and Food for Flood Relief.

Grace Oberholtzer, Katie Roth, Jacob Lindsey & Elizabeth Prickett

Brian Beathard & Bob Cowperthwaite

Pam Horne, Lynne Ferguson & Shelby Ferguson Mark Barenberg, Susan Nance & Sarah Nance

Robin & Cindy Soloman Jane Murphy & Sarah Paris

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Willow Hall story & photos (Anna Robertson)


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Chloe Puncochar, Hana Fishkind & Teri Lee Trumitch

Academy Reunion

illow Hall Academy staff, students, family and friends enjoyed a reunion in August on the school campus. Many came out to visit, eat good food, tour the campus and catch up. Willow Hall Academy is on a farm located off of Carter’s Creek Pike in Franklin, and is a smaller school devoted to

a no stress teaching style and environment. Many school activities incorporate outdoors, and even include horseback riding. For information on the school or for enrollment and class information, go to

Sloane Cargen, Lynne Cargen & Tory Wolf Lainey Davis & Nadina Torres

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he Red White and Blue Golf Tournament hosted by the Williamson CountyFranklin Chamber of Commerce was a summer favorite once again! Held at the beautiful course at Nashville Golf & Athletic Club, the event was a great success for the

Chamber’s fundraising efforts. An after hours mixer was held after the tournament for players and other Chamber members to eat, drink and network. Although the heat was a bit scorching, the players made it in and a fun time was had by all! Ron Shuff & Tiffany Wilson

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rightStone Bowlability was held at the Franklin Family Entertainment Center in August and was another huge success this year! Bowlability is great for the entire family and businesses to have their own team during one or both of the evenings of bowling.

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Waterway Flood Recovery Project 120 TONS of FLOOD DEBRIS REMOVED Since May 2010’s Historic Flood by the Harpeth River Watershed Association (HRWA)


hat do a blue whale, the space shuttle, 16 African elephants and a steam t-shirts. 776 volunteers put in over 3,500 hours last year in the Waterway Flood locomotive have in common? They all weigh 120 TONS, which is how much Recovery Project and pulled out 120 tons of debris! HRWA leveraged $37,000 in flood debris HRWA’s volunteers have removed so far since the historic May 2010 flood grant support for their core project staff into over $150,000 worth of work with that hit the greater Nashville region. Following the flood, HRWA began assessing the the help of volunteers and in-kind contributions. Because of their early experience damage and found huge amounts of construction debris (parts of homes, barns, sheds, with forming partnerships and organizing cleanups with volunteers, HRWA was etc.) and personal belongings like lawn mowers and furniture along with thousands instrumental in helping form the Nashville Waterway Recovery Project with Hands of downed mature trees, all along almost 60 miles of the Harpeth River. State and On Nashville, Impact Nashville out of Mayor Karl Dean’s Office, Cumberland River Compact, Richland Creek Watershed federal sources could not help fund any effort to Alliance and Metro Water Services to address remove the debris that was on private property or these same problems all over Metro Nashvillein the water unless it was immediately threatening Davidson County. There is still a need to public infrastructure, like a bridge. With several focus on removing the remaining inaccessible grants, totaling $37,000 from the two Disaster debris, some in large accumulations along Response Funds of the Community Foundation of rural areas of the river, which poses a risk Middle Tennessee, they have been able to organize to safety, water quality and/or property. It a hugely successful first year of clean-up. HRWA is now time to start addressing restoration targeted flood debris that was a direct hazard to those using the river as well as debris that had the needs targeting the severely eroded areas and potential to create debris dams and cause more landslides caused by the May 2010 flood. Over 10,000 mature trees along the river have localized flooding. They formed many partnerships been uprooted and now lie along the river. To with local governments, local businesses, volunteer get involved or gain more information on the organizations and employment groups to help with in-kind contributions such as clean-up supplies, Harpeth River Watershed Association, go to dumpsters and food and water for volunteers and Mark your calendars for the River Swing on October 1st, benefiting the HRWA!

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he first Bootlegger’s Bash, which benefited the Battle of Franklin Trust, was held in August at Historic Carnton Plantation, and was a huge success! This event included tastings of local flavored whiskeys, a country pig roast and southern


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he Cultural Ireland Tennessee group held an authentic Irish roots festival on the grounds of O’More College and around downtown Franklin. This festival was the real deal, even supported by the Irish government. With musicians, dancers and singers flown over from Ireland to perform and

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teach their beautiful and singular art form, as well as speakers connecting the musical traditions of Ireland to our Tennessee musical heritage, the country’s customs were certainly seen in a true light. The weekend was full of music and dance, old-style singing, Gaelic games and more!

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usic has been the center of Cajun social life for centuries and the tradition continued at Red Caboose Park, as the Roux du Bayou Band brought the emblematic music of Louisiana to entertain the crowd in Bellevue. The infectious beat had everyone knee

slapping, foot - tapping and dancing to the music. The bayou sounds and the hot, sultry temperature of the evening had everyone feeling like they were in Cajun country. The Roux du Bayou Band played as part of the Summer Concert Series hosted by Metro Parks.


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ynthia Himmelfarb is the owner of The Premiere Event in Brentwood. The Premiere Event is a fabulous party rental facility and business, that Cynthia has made a trusted party rental name. Cynthia is a party planning queen and in August she hosted a dinner gala for the Chaine des Rotisseurs. Chaîne is based on the traditions and practices of the old French royal guild of meat roasters. This organization is the world’s oldest international gastronomic society and was founded in Paris in 1248. It is devoted to preserving the camaraderie

and pleasures of the table and also promoting excellence in all areas of the hospitality arts. The dinner party had a French Country flair and theme, with tables adorned in yellow and blue printed cloths, white dishes and red roses. The menu for this evening was extremely unique, as each dish was tomato inspired and based and catered by Chef Johnny Haffner, Capers Catering. Champagne and assorted tomato hors d’oeuvres were served during a social hour and then the guests sat down for a beautiful and very summery meal.

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he County Fair with a Western Flair was the theme of the 2011 Williamson County Fair held at the Ag Expo Center. The crowds lined up for the new rides on the midway, shot hoops for the big prize and had their age guessed. Children enjoyed educational shows like the Great

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American Frontier and hands on exhibits like the Children’s Barnyard. Beauty pageants, BMX riding and bluegrass music entertained audiences. Mule pulling, fireworks and scrumptious food made it nine days of fun and entertainment for the whole family.

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Brentwood High School Reunion story & photos (Anna Robertson)


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rentwood High School’s class of 1986 held its 25th year reunion recently at The Factory at Franklin. With music, good food, cocktails, friends and classic stories, the night was a hit among fellow BHS Bruin classmates and friends. It is a great way to celebrate your high school and find out “where are they now?”.

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ld Hickory Lake was the backdrop for Reliant Bank’s Debbie Vandiver and John Martin, Jr. as they were united in marriage May 14th. Pastor Stan Mitchell of Franklin’s GracePointe Church conducted the ceremony as the couple’s three teenagers stood with them on the lakefront lawn of a family friend. The bride and groom were surrounded by close friends and family for the casual yet intimate ceremony. A bouquet of purple irises was carried by the bride as a symbol of her Tennessee roots. The wedding cake was chosen by the groom. A chocolate cake iced with white butter cream frosting, adorned with a delicate pearl pattern and topped with purple irises. The bride’s late

maternal grandparents had lived on Old Hickory Lake. With many weekends and summers spent on the water, the lake front setting was made even more special for the occasion. An unusually chilly day for mid-May was a blessing in disguise for this outdoor wedding as it held the thirteen year cicadas at bay. After the intimate ceremony, a sumptuous buffet was served with live bluegrass music being performed as gifts to the bride and groom. The newlyweds spent their wedding night in The Presidential Suite overlooking an atrium at Gaylord Opryland Hotel where they anticipated their week long honeymoon at the beach.

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Franklin Native Anna Anderson Joins Franklin On Foot As Tour Guide


ducator Anna Gregg Anderson, who directs the pre-school program at Walker Baptist Church, has joined local walking tour operator Franklin on Foot as a guide specializing in ghost tours. Franklin on Foot offers a variety of walking tours in and around the downtown historic district, including Classic Franklin, Haunted Franklin, Ghosts of the Battlefield at the Lotz House, Murder and Mayhem, Civil War and cemetery tours, and programs designed for children’s groups. All but the Murder and Mayhem tour – which explores the darker side of Franklin’s past – are family-friendly, and most groups

Friends of Franklin Parks, LLC, elects officers for newly formed non-profit entity


he Board of Governors of the Friends of Franklin Parks, LLC, met for the first time July 26 and elected officers for the organization, which was created to promote and improve park facilities by allowing individuals and businesses to contribute to improvements and facilities in a taxdeductible manner. Dr. Monty McInturff of Tennessee Equine Hospital was elected President of the Board of Governors, while Adam Ballash of Boyle Investment Company was elected by his fellow board members as Vice President. Rounding out the slate of officers is Amy Cross Nance, a

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


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 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

include adults and children of all ages. A popular I Spy! book and tour for kids five and up provides a hands-on experience that includes counting, reading and art components. A version for pre-schoolers was recently released as well. Anderson is an alumna of Battle Ground Academy and Middle Tennessee State University, where she earned a degree in elementary education. For more information on Franklin on Foot’s tours, or to customize a private tour, visit or call Margie Thessin at 615.400.3808. local attorney, who will serve as secretary, and Mary Lankford Benson, who will serve as treasurer. Of the city’s 16 parks, 56% of the parks are completed with the other 44% in varying stages of completion. While funding levels have decreased, citizens’ desire for park amenities and facilities has not dropped. Friends of Franklin Parks, LLC, was formed in April 2011 by Franklin Tomorrow, Inc., which is marking 10 years in 2011 as the community’s visioning organization. Franklin Tomorrow was founded in 2001 by a group of community leaders for the purpose of initiating and implementing a broad-based, community driven vision for Franklin’s future. Learn more about both organizations at 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. Venable is a member of the Nashville Society of Financial Analysts.

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Fitness Results at Tennessee Kettlebell Designed for Any Goal in Mind

utting its own spin on the popular fitness challenge, Tennessee Kettlebell hosted their first ever Body Transformation Challenge starting June 20th. Hosted by Tennessee Kettlebell, the Summer Challenge 2011 gave their clients and challenge participants a competitive atmosphere to get healthy for the summer. The Summer Challenge 2011 began on June 20th and concluded on July 16th. They opened up the challenge to non-members for a nominal fee to participate for a duration of 5 weeks. In the challenge they incorporated challenging

Special Presentation by Old Glory Chapter of Daughters of American Revolution


he members of the Old Glory Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution made a special presentation to the men and women who serve in the Franklin Police Department and the Franklin Fire Department. Flags were presented to the Police and Fire departments to commemorate the 10th Anniversary of the 9/11 attack. The 9/11 flag was designed by a member of the DAR and has been produced by the DAR. The symbols include the Twin Towers; the Liberty Bell, representing the field near

workouts and guided participants to develop positive nutrition habits. By paying to enter the challenge the participants received 2-4 group exercise classes a week, take home or travel workout routines and 5 daily nutrition habits to follow. Teams were formed to help keep their participants accountable to achieving their goals. Measurements were taken at week 1, week 3 and week 5. Their total challenge measurement change from week 1 to week 5 was a total of 67 inches among 24 participants. That’s over 2 inches per person! Tennessee Kettlebell will follow up the Summer Challenge 2011 with their first ever Body Balance Transformation this fall. Go to for more information. Shanksville, Pennsylvania; and the Pentagon, all sites of major destruction and loss of life. They gave the flags in memory of all who lost their lives that day and in memory of the first responders who gave their lives to save others that day, remembering the sacrifices that were made and the bravery that was shown, and in honor of the men and women who continue to protect us and save lives today.

Art: Up Close & Personal, Monday, Sept. 12, At 6 P.M.

Association of R E A LT O R S ® inaugural Art Walk on September 22, 2011. The lecture series is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. The program is funded in part by The Tennessee Arts Commission Arts Build Communities (ABC) Grant Program. This series has been developed to educate students in the arts as well as those in the community who have an interest in the arts. Gall has been the manager of Visiting Artist Program for The Factory at Franklin; project manager for ART: pm, since 2005; and show director of Artfusion, since 2007. She is currently director of grants, from May 2009 to 2011, for the Arts Council of Williamson County Board of Director. For more information about the event or the Arts Council, visit or call (615) 428-3845.

Tennessee Commerce Bank Fundraising for Wounded Warriors

the Wounded Warrior Project, is pictured accepting a $500 check from the Tennessee Commerce Bank associates who coordinated the fundraising effort. Pictured left to right are: Krista Billingsley, Danielle Lewis, Becky Ross and Andra Nielsen. For more information about the Wounded Warriors Project’s SOLDIER RIDE, visit


illiamson County Fair artis,t Deborah Gall, of Franklin, will trace her career in art during the free educational program of the Arts Council of Williamson County (ACWC), “Art: Up Close & Personal,” Monday, September 12, 2011, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the Williamson County Public Library. Gall most recently was featured as the guest artist during the “Talk of the Town” segment taped during the Williamson County Fair. The painting she created, which is 30” x 24” in acrylic on canvas, will be on exhibit during “Art: Up Close & Personal.” After the meeting, the painting will be on display at Gall’s Abide Studio on The Row @ The Factory at Franklin, then auctioned off to benefit the Arts Council of Williamson County during the Williamson County


ssociates at Tennessee Commerce Bank recently initiated a fundraising project to benefit the Wounded Warriors Project that assists people injured while in military service to our country. The bank’s management matched the funds that the associates raised, added a little extra, and also agreed to host a bike stop in Williamson County during the Wounded Warriors Project SOLDIER RIDE on Saturday, September 24. Becky Ross, (third from the left), representing

James A. Crutchfield Receives 2011 Owen Wister Award


ranklin author James A. Crutchfield, whose writing career has focused on the early frontier and the American West, is the 2011 recipient of the Owen Wister Award for Lifetime Achievement in Western History and Literature. The award is given by Western Writers of America (WWA) as its highest honor and was presented recently at the organization’s annual convention in Bismarck, N.D. Crutchfield’s latest published work, The Settlement of America: Encyclopedia of Westward Expansion from Jamestown to the Closing of the Frontier, will be released this fall by M. E. Sharpe. The twovolume encyclopedia includes essays about

Two O’more Students Selected For Major Scholarships By National Foundation


wo rising seniors at O’More College of Design have been selected among dozens of applicants for $25,000 scholarships from the Angelo Donghia Foundation. The other recipients are students at prestigious design schools in Los Angeles, New York City and Florida. Brittany Scott and Kate Graham, who will complete studies for bachelor of fine arts degrees in interior design at O’More this academic year, were chosen by a panel of industry experts from 76 student projects submitted. The Donghia Foundation’s

the trans-Appalachian West as well as the O’more Student’s region extending to California and Oregon. Classroom Vision Inspires Crutchfield is also the author of several New Entrepreneur Center books by Franklin, Tenn.,-based Grandin In Nashville Hood Publishers, including corporate and hen Whitney Kane’s interior university histories. His book Historic design studio class at O’More Tennessee, published in November 2010 for Tennessee Preservation Trust, includes many College of Design was asked last spring to historic sites in Davidson, Williamson, and come up with concepts for a new Nashville Entrepreneur Center facility, she had no idea Maury counties. that it would become a real-world summer job for her. The architect, Thom Meek of DeNovo Concepts, was so impressed with Kane that he hired her as a summer intern. As the internship ends and her senior year begins, she’s about to watch elements of her proposal come to life. Construction begins on the Entrepreneur Center’s new facility in an old trolley barn on Rolling Mill Hill in downtown Nashville in a matter of weeks. 2011 Student Scholarship Daughter of Dr. Martin Luther Program in King, Jr. Stresses Help for Next Interior Design awarded 12 Generation scholarships of ver 300 attendees, including First Lady up to $30,000 each, which is to be applied to of Tennessee, Crissy Haslam, and First tuition, board, maintenance and books. The Lady of Nashville, Anne Davis, gather for privately held, not-for-profit Angelo Donghia Youth Foundation, Inc. is based in New York City. Life Foundation of Tennessee’s The Foundation was created under the will (YLFT) first Women and Girls Benefit of its namesake, Angelo Donghia, and it Luncheon with Dr. Bernice King, daughter launched the Student Scholarship Program in of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., as the event’s 2002 to support deserving students entering keynote speaker on July 28th at Lipscomb the senior year of a baccalaureate program in University’s Allen Arena. “Not enough of interior design. Since its founding in 2001, us have made the decision to help the next the Foundation has awarded more than $8 generation,” says Dr. King. King emphasizes million to the advancement of education in bettering the future of the world, not just interior design and other worthy causes.



Williamson Mayors Boot Scoot Their Way to a Tie


t the Boot, Scoot & Boogey contest sponsored by Tennessee Commerce Bank during the Williamson County Fair, the Williamson mayors line danced for their chance to win a champion belt buckle. Dance instructors from the Wildhorse Saloon in Nashville demonstrated line dance routines to the mayors. Then the Mayors performances were graded by audience applause. The Boot Scoot and Boogey contest resulted in a tie between County Mayor Rogers Anderson and Franklin Mayor Ken Moore. Pictured during the buckle presentation are (left to

Touch of Gold Car Show


he Nashville Corvette Club and O’More College of Design will present the Fall Open Car Show on September 24. It will tae place at O’More College of Design. With 46 classes and specialty awards, the car show will feature antiques, street

Haslam Appoints Bivins To Court Of Criminal Appeals


ennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today announced the appointment of Jeff Bivins to the Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals, Middle Section of Tennessee. Bivins currently serves as Circuit Court Judge for the 21st Judicial District which includes

rods, modifieds, originals, trucks, sports cars and many more. There is a $20 registration and it takes place from 10am-12pm and awards will be announced at 3pm. Free to the public and all procees benefit NCC Charities. For more information, go to Hickman, Lewis, Perry, and Williamson counties. He served as assistant commissioner and general counsel for Tennessee Department of Human resources during the Sundquist administration and was the executive vice president and general counsel for the Parker Bath Corporation in the private sector.

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Meek says Whitney has been a self-starter who has a lot of talent but is eager to learn from those with more experience. Michael Burcham, Ph.D., is the chief executive officer of the Nashville Entrepreneur Center. Burcham says that Whitney’s work stood out during the classroom presentations, and he’s been continually impressed with her approach to the project. Burcham says he expects to break ground on the new facility in less than a month, with a grand opening in the spring. The Entrepreneur Center’s mission is to connect entrepreneurs with investors, mentors and the critical resources they need to accelerate the launch of startup businesses. through words but with action by helping today’s youth. Haslam and Davis brought a local approach to King’s address. All proceeds will support YLFT’s eight Youth Life Learning Centers, after-school enrichment programs for at-risk youth. To learn more, visit

Catholic Charities Names Mark Barry Inaugural Director of Marketing

outreach and resource generation - volunteers, household goods donations and specific needs required to make the Center more efficient - as well as the Center’s day-to-day operation. For two years prior to joining Catholic Charities on a full-time basis, he provided the Agency with guidance and assistance with general administration and marketing matters as a management consultant. For additional information, visit

Historic StARTS Art Classes for Children. “Walk on Paint”

class (including the supply fee) is $10 per child, and no charge for the parent or caregiver who is expected to stay throughout the class with the child. In fact, in some of the classes, the parent or caregiver is involved in helping the child in the learning process. Future programs are scheduled at Carnton Plantation on October 11 and November 8 at 10 a.m. 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@ Interested participants also may register and pay online at .

T right): Tamara Kelly, Wildhorse; Brentwood Mayor Paul Webb, Tennessee Commerce Bank Senior Vice President Mary Lankford Benson, County Mayor Rogers Anderson, Tennessee Commerce Bank Chair (retired) Art Helf, Franklin Mayor Ken Moore; Nolensville Mayor Jimmy Alexander and Christine Lamborn, Wildhorse Saloon.


he Catholic Charities of Tennessee, Inc. has announced the appointment of Mark Barry as the Agency’s inaugural Director of Marketing. Barry has been on staff since June 2010, joining the Agency as Operations Director for the Flood Relief Distribution Center established in Bellevue to provide May 2010 flood survivors from throughout Middle Tennessee with basic household needs. In this role, Barry’s attention was focused on community


istoric StARTS art classes for children, sponsored by The Arts Council of Williamson County will teach children how they can “Walk on Paint” at the Carnton Plantation on Tuesday, September 13, at 10 a.m. In this second class for children, ages three to six, at Carnton Mansion, children will discover the types of floor coverings at the historic site. The children will find out how floors were built and decorated in the 19th century by touring the rooms and porches. To learn about geometric shapes, they will use wood blocks, canvas squares, wallpaper samples, sponges and acrylic paint for printmaking and collage. The instructor for this class will be Krista Barré, preschool art facilitator, of Nashville.The fee for the

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ranklin High School Alumni came together for the evening, gathering classes from multiple years to mingle, eat drink and do the “Rebel Yell!” Hosted by the classes of 1976 through 1981, nostalgia was definitely in the air at this


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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


“Loved the quality of construction, and the ‘extras’ which were considered to be standard. Chris, McClain and Lorraine have treated me as family. All subs have been prompt and polite. I LOVE MY HOME!” - Jackie B.



• Granite Countertops Throughout • Stainless Steel Appliances

• Avalon- From the $690s

• Gas Cook Tops

• Kings Chapel- From the $490s

• Covered Porches on Every Plan

• Sunset Park- From the $460s, Sales &Information Center Open Wednesday-Monday 1-5

• Wood Shelving in all Closets • True Sand and Finish Hardwoods in all Living Areas

• Tollgate Village- From the $280s

• Extensive Trim Work

• Woodlands of Copperstone- From the $540s

• Tray and Coffered Ceilings

• Custom Luxury Division- Tennessee Valley Homes can build to suit or you can choose from one of many outstanding floorplans

• Security System Pre-wire • Surround Sound Pre-wire in Bonus Rooms

McClain Holloway 615.405.2603


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