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YOUR publisher’s l etter

Anna Robertson editor-in-chief

Shelly E. Robertson publisher

Dear Readers Spring has sprung! Despite Groundhog Phil’s predictions and the fact that we are just barely into March – the weather has already been sublime. I know; if everyone else is anything like me, spring fever has hit and I am ready for patios, balmy breezes, white shoes, spring dresses and spring break! Oh that’s right – at my age in life you don’t get spring break anymore. Sad but true. But hey, for all of you with kids in school enjoy this fabulous vacation opportunity and travel safe this month and next. For those of you who are not on spring break but still lucky to reside here in gorgeous Williamson County, I assure you there is plenty for you to do this month. Join the crew of YOUR Williamson as we enjoy lots of festivities coming up. Brewfest benefiting the Downtown Franklin Association will be held, most appropriately this year, on St. Patrick’s Day. Enjoy a bit of Irish celebrating in downtown Franklin at this festive event. Taste of Williamson will offer the culinary enthusiasts in our community, tastings from lots of local restaurants; very yummy, but don’t wear a belt! This delicious event also supports United Way of Williamson County so you can sacrifice the diet and bikini body pre work for one night! The annual Franklin-Williamson County Chamber Awards Banquet will be held this month to honor some excellent individuals, businesses and Chamber members from around your community. It is truly going to be a month filled with fabulous happenings, celebrations and hopefully a little a little luck! The YOUR Williamson Family would also like to say welcome to the newest addition – Zelda (a pretty kitty) adopted this past month from Happy Tales Humane. If you are looking to bring a new pet into your family, adoption is the way to go! Please look into your local shelters for your next family member. See adoptable pets online at www. happytaleshumane.com and your local Williamson County Animal Control at www.williamsoncounty-tn.gov. As always, every month there is growth and change, of the good kind, at YOUR. We welcome new staff members and so many new developments with the magazine and our Robertson Media Group family, that I can’t begin to list them all. But you will see …. And you cannot imagine the pride we feel when we can give back to this community we all love, by participating in and offering exposure to all the wonderful events and organizations here. We will keep working hard to be better, bigger and more valuable to you our readers and this community! We will do all we can to LEAD by example, so stay tuned and keep in touch.

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Phil Cobucci new media director

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YOUR Staff: new pictures coming soon!

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Andrea Davis Photographer Carrie Drury Photographer Gary Buchanan Distribution Manager Johnny Birdsong Director of Sales & Development

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What do these events have in common? Wedding receptions, rehearsal dinners, showers, corporate meetings, birthday parties and reunions All were made special by the amazing staff, delicious food and unique Factory venue offered by Stoveworks Restaurant & Catering. “Every meal a memory, every event an experience to cherish.” Stoveworks Easter Brunch on Easter Sunday from 11 am-2:30 pm Taking reservations now!

615-791-6065 www.stoveworksrestaurant.com Join us on Facebook for your chance to win a free lunch! Abide Studio • Act Too Players • Advantage Models & Talent • Always In Bloom • Amish Excellence • Annette Charles Fashion Boutique • Antiques at The Factory • Art Row at the Factory • Artisan Guitars Boiler Room Theatre • Boxwood Bistro • Dave's Barber Shop • Eric Lankford Metal Art • Essy's Rug Gallery • Essy’s Rug Gallery II • Franklin Farmers Market • Gulf Pride Seafood Happy Tales Humane • ISI Defensive Driving • J Kelley Studios • Jeremy Cowart Photography • John Cannon Fine Art • Journey Church • Juel Salon • J Chastain Photo • Imagine, Fine Art Gallery Little Cottage Children’s Shoppe • Little Cottage Toys • Liz & Bella's Gift Shoppe • Mark Casserly Architectural Woodworking • Music City Dog House • Nashville Film Institute Nature's Art • O'More College • Robinson Taekwondo • Saffire Restaurant • Second Impressions • SouthBranch Nursery • SouthGate Studio & Fine Art • Springtree Media Group Stonebridge Gallery • Story People Plus • Stoveworks Restaurant • The Sweet Shoppe • Third Coast Clay • Times Past & Present • The Viking Store • Tuscan Iron Entries • Wedding 101

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Black Tie Affair

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Young Professional Chamber Mixer

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Fabulous Friends for Africa Valentine’s Dance

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HeART to HeART Luncheon

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HeART to HeART After Dark

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High Hopes Strings & Stories

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BGA Songwriter’s Night

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Music Voyager: Tennessee

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Mardi Gras Ball Krewe Party

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Mardi Gras Ball

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BrightStone’s Music that Touches the Heart

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Hard Bargain’s Building Hope for the Future

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An Evening with Lady Luck

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Ground Hog Day Party

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Three Blind Vines

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community partner: marianne schroer

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your best interest: budd melone & co.

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charitable self: davis house child advocacy center

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2012 Mardi Gras Ball King & Queen: Chris Vernon & Kate Yeager

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publisher’s letter

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Bob & Linda Kelly, Gilda & Jody Bowman

Mark Crowder, Penny Patterson, Robert Easley & Mary Bright Walker

Keith, Jessica & Nelson Luster Sr., Barbara Cook Brant Bousquet, Mary Mills & Tom Murdic

Shay Petway & Venisha Davis

Martha Dale & Mary Jordan

Ford E. & Ford R. Otey

Jayden & Philar Parker

story & photography by K. York Socialization Across Generations was the theme for the 11th annual Black Tie Affair celebration held at the Embassy Suites Hotel. The recognition of two of Williamson County’s oldest African American families paid tribute to Black History Month. The Harvey McGavock Otey family was recognized as a Pioneer Family tracing their roots in Williamson County back to 1850. The Grant Luster, Sr. family was recognized for owning and operating a farm in College Grove for more than 100 years. This annual event honors Williamson County’s rich history as it raises funds to support our county’s African American Museum, the McLemore House. Tom & Deborah Murdic, Juanita Patton & Kelvin Sales

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Sadie Wade, Bobby Cook, Ann Little & Brenda Hyden


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Jessica Smith & Moses Mwizerwa

Voted Best Sports Grill in Middle Tennessee

story & photography by K. York The newly renovated Four Points by Sheraton in Brentwood played host to the Young Professionals Chamber Mixer. This monthly event gives businesswomen and businessmen the opportunity to develop relationships and share ideas and interests. If you would like to know more about the Chamber of Commerce’s Young Professionals, go to www.brentwood.org/young-professionals and see the many opportunities available to benefit your business and your community. Elizabeth Mefferd & Allison Osler

Chris Robinette, Lindsay Wright & Chris Howell

“March Madness” Is a Brotherhood!

Joel Schrap & Josh Womack

Join us for Live Broadcasts with 102.5 The Game ESPN Radio during March We will be giving away tickets to the NCAA Games in Nashville Register for the trip to New Orleans for the Championship!

Sunny Sargent, Kim Ann Snodgrass & Sarah Vorhees Shawn Godwin & Casey Cron

Jonathan's Grille 7135 South Springs Drive Franklin, TN 37067 615.771.0355 www.jonathansgrille.com Holly Just & Mike Baker

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Y( )UR event Wilson & Linda Doyle, Martha & Eddy Cook

Steve & Laura Morris

Amanda Felber & Will Brown

Clara & Chris Deftloff Joel & Terri Hill

Daniel Harper & Emily Jelley

Sally & Tim McCorkle, Dale & Martha Garrison

David & Kristen Steele Barrett Ward, Allison & Adam Hodges

Lois Thormaehlen, Beverly Spellings, Kent & Sidell Tilghman

Anne & Jack Faris, Laura Eddleman

Gwen Oatsvall, Jeremy Miller & Suzanne Mayernick

Debbie Jamison, Katy Southern & Carolyn Denny

story & photography by K. York Fabulous Friends for Africa celebrated their fifth annual Valentine’s Dance at the Factory in Franklin. This enchanting event started as these Fabulous Friends proclaimed that becoming 50 years old was a momentous occasion that warranted a celebration like no other. They planned their first event, and five years later have raised $250,000 for African Leadership; buying Bibles, providing funds for a childcare facility, assisting with orphan care, helping build a vocational school and this year, supporting Amazima Ministries through 147 Million Orphans. A celebration which changes the lives of others is a celebration like no other!

Garrett, Marie & Dan Hurley

Eric & Melissa Hoffman

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Christi & Regis George

2013 Lexus GS Launch Lexus of Nashville unveiled the all-new 2013 Lexus GS at a special launch event, Cars, Cigars & Rum, on Saturday, February 18 at OZ, the area’s newest entertainment venue and former CAO Cigars headquarters. More than 1,700 guests turned out for an evening of world-class luxuries that shared the bold, confident and spirited characteristics of the redesigned GS. Guests enjoyed fine specialties including cigars from the Ozgener family private reserve and signature Zaya rum cocktails, along with a sampling of wines, hors d’oeurves and treats from Gigi’s Cupcakes. Guests mingled through the vast venue among a stunning art exhibit featuring a oneof-a-kind sculpture of the GS by artist Brian Somerville. While local favorite band Small Town Rock Stars, along with a special appearance by former lead Kansas members John and Dino Elefante, kept the lively crowd entertained well into the night.

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JR Roper, Arnita & Tim Ozgener, Ellen Hollis

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Y( )UR event Tony Adler, Betty Distefano, Kathryn Honig & Bethany Honig

Cheryl Stewart & Nancy de Jong

Tammy Boone & Tracy Wade

Jill Hudson, Dru Otterpohl & Beth Lohman

Kelly Roy & Dana Scott

Julie Kroenig & Crissy Haslam

Ann Buchanan

Joanna Roberts & Martha Lawrence

photography by Caitlin Daschner The annual Patricia Heart Society’s “HeART to HeART” Luncheon was held at Embassy Suites, benefitting United Way of Williamson County. Julie Kroenig, News 2 Morning Anchor, served as the emcee for the luncheon and the keynote speaker was Tennessee’s First-Lady, Crissy Haslam. The Extraordinary Woman of the Year Award was pressented to Ann Buchanan for her involvement in the community and United Way of Williamson County. This event is a great way to recognize United Way and all of the ways it serves Williamson County and our community. For additional info, go to www.uwwc.org . Rick & Sallie Jansen, Evelyn Sanders

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story & photography by K. York The Patricia Hart Society Women’s Group of the United Way of Williamson County held their annual fundraiser at the Embassy Suites in February. This year’s theme was all about sports with James Franklin, Watson Brown & Rick Byrd serving as panelists discussing “the State of Collegiate Sports.” Guest auctioneer, Steve Gill, took bids on items such as a trip for two to your choice of any NFL, NBA, NHL or MLB regular season Ann Buchanan, Erin Daunic & Cheryl Stewart game. All proceeds benefit the 48 programs the United Way serves in Williamson County.

Rick Byrd, Watson Brown, Steve Gill & George Plaster

Scott & Beth Lohman, Jill & Marty Hudson

Wade & Suzanne Lindsey

Laura & Adam Wilczek

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Miriam’s Promise is a 501 c 3 non-profit organization founded in 1985 to offer hope and healing with those coping with issues of grief, loss and transition with a mission to ensure the well-being of children—before, during and after birth by providing pregnancy, parenting and adoption services.

Old Hollywood style will transform The Factory at Franklin’s Liberty Hall into a vintage movie studio for the March 24th “Celebrate the Promise” dinner and dance with popular big band, The Kadillacs, benefitting Middle Tennessee’s premier pregnancy, parenting and adoption services agency. With over a quarter century of service, Miriam’s Promise is hosting its annual benefit with regional artists Michael and Madonna Bush. Michael has created the event’s signature painting capturing the magic and whimsy of the night according to event chairman, Dietz Osborne. “In addition to the event’s signature piece, Michael Bush is creating several custom pieces benefitting the important work of Miriam’s Promise available for purchase that evening and generously allowing 50% of the art proceeds for the agency’s benefit. Also, Michael’s wife Madonna will have her one-of-a-kind jewelry available. With a delicious dinner presented by Chef Jason McConnell of Red Pony Catering and executed by Chef, Carl Schultheis and dancing to the hits from the Kadillacs, this is one of the year’s top events for fun while supporting a very worthy cause,” Osborne said. Last year, over 100 families were served by the non-profit organization including its service to incarcerated mothers in the Davidson, Rutherford and Sumner County jails in addition to the many expectant parents who sought counseling in the midst of a crisis pregnancy. Critical to the agency’s work are the tireless volunteers who give so generously of their time and talents. At this year’s event, Miriam’s Promise is honoring the contributions of founding board member Dr. Jan van Eys. Agency Executive Director Debbie Robinson said his support has been essential. “Children and families throughout the Middle Tennessee area have benefitted from the leadership and vision of Dr. van Eys. We are taking a moment during the night of music and fun to honor and celebrate his contributions to the families served by Miriam’s Promise,” Robinson said. Tickets are $125 per person or $900 for a table of eight and include dinner, dancing and adult beverages. Corporate partnership opportunities are also available. To purchase tickets or for more information, contact Miriam’s Promise at (615) 292-3500 or visit www.miriamspromise.org.

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visit www.yourcommunitymag.com for event updates and interactive information

WAVES Celebrates the Arts Embassy Suites 5:30pm-9pm wavesinc.com Franklin Art Scene Downtown Franklin 6pm-9pm franklinartscene.com Ringside: A Fight for Kids Factory at Franklin 6pm-11pm charleyfoundation.org

Taste of Williamson Cool Springs Galleria 7pm-9pm tasteofcoolsprings. com Creating Yourself Power Hour Prairie Life Fitness 7pm-8pm forwardfirstcoaching. com

Tech Srategies Comdata Corporation 11:30am-1pm brentwood.org

Engineering Excellence Awards Marriott of Franklin 6pm 615.242.2486

Here Comes the Bride Bridal Show Factory at Franklin 1pm-5pm factoryatfranklin.com

Bead Mercantile Show & Sale March 10-11 Factoryatfranklin. com

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Chamber Monthly Breakfast Hilton Garden Inn 7:30am-9am greatercoolsprings.com Jeffrey Steele Benefit for Alex LeVasseur Franklin Theatre 7pm franklintheatre.com

A Men’s Event O’More Campus 6pm-9pm omorecollege.edu

An Evening of Stories “The Importance of Art Within Franklin Theatre Healthcare Settings” 7:30pm WC Public Library franklintheatre.com 11am-1pm www.artscouncilwc. org Young Prof. Luncheon Jackson National Life 11:30am-1pm brentwood.org

New Member Activation Brentwood Chamber Office 3:30pm-5pm brentwood.org Chef Stephen’s Wine Pairing Dinner Amerigo 6:30pm-8:30pm greatercoolsprings.com

Legacy Ball Embassy Suites 6pm williamsoncountycac. org Men’s Event Workshops O’More Campus 10am-12pm omorecollege.edu Living Well Marketplace Factory at Franklin 10am-6pm livingwellevents.com Dance Your Tail Off Bunganut Pig 11am-3pm 615.504.2554 snootygiggles.com

Franklin Farmer’s Market Factory Shed 9am-12pm factoryatfranklin.com

Membership Luncheon Brentwood UMC 11am-1pm brentwood.org

Main Street Brew Fest Downtown Franklin 6pm-9pm historicfranklin.com

An Evening of Hope Factory at Franklin nhafranklin.org Women’s Leadership Luncheon Boxwood Bistro 11:30am-1pm greatercoolsprings.com Member Connect Brentwood Chamber Office 4pm-5pm brentwood.org Chamber Annual Awards Banquet Marriott Cool Springs 6pm-10pm 615.794.1225

Franklin Farmer’s Market Factory Shed 9am-12pm factoryatfranklin.com

Young Prof. Mixer Drakes 5pm-7pm 615.794.1225

Women in Business TBD brentwood.org

Franklin Farmer’s Market Factory Shed 9am-12pm factoryatfranklin.com

Spring Hill Chamber Luncheon The Heron Center 11:30am-1pm springhillchamber.com

Miriam’s Promise Factory at Franklin 6pm-12am miriamspromise.org

Hope for the Future Gala Loveless Barn 6pm-9pm hopeclinicforwomen. org

Family Food Festival Independence High School 6pm springhillchamber.com

“An Artist’s Window” 5pm-8pm Factory at Franklin www.wavesinc.com

Franklin Farmer’s Market Factory Shed 9am-12pm factoryatfranklin.com

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Todd & Kristin Garner

Bonnie Richardson & Gail Powell

story & photography by K. York The third annual songwriter’s event for High Hopes Inclusive Preschool and Pediatric Therapy Clinic of Brentwood was held at the Factory at Franklin. The chic décor of Wedding 101, fabulous food and drink of local restaurants along with amazing entertainment by Jonathan Cain of the band “Journey,” 2001 BMI Songwriter of the Year Marv Green, singer/songwriter Leslie Satcher and rising duo Kate & Kacey provided the perfect setting for this intimate event. It was a very special evening for very special children! Steve & Paulette Walsh, Sarah & Craig McClory Ron & Margaret Wright, Stacy & Bill Spencer

Amy Dickerson, Kate Leiva, Ashley Hicks & Tiffany Walsh

Caren & Tommy Williams, Chandler & Rob Whitley

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We would like to recognize individuals in our community that make a difference and work towards bettering Williamson County and the people in it.

Marianne Schroer moved to Franklin in 1982 when she married John Schroer. John and Marianne have three children, Luke, Carly and Matt. Marianne has a Master of Arts degree in Counseling Psychology and is licensed as a Senior Psychological Examiner and worked as a counselor at Catholic Charities of Tennessee after her marriage.

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Marianne is a very busy woman in our community! After her children were born, she was very involved in their schools serving for a period of time as the President of the PTO and on the PTO Advisory Board. She also worked on the committee for the BGA Antique show fundraiser for four years, has served as a volunteer for the Heritage Foundation, co-chairing the Patrons Party for the Heritage Ball; she has served on the Friends of Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital board chairing the Luncheon and Fashion Show on three occasions and then in 2003 she was asked to serve on the Carnton Board, going on to serve as the president for two years. Marianne has also served on the Animal Control Task Force for three years and is currently on the board of the Battle of Franklin Trust where she has served as Chair for the past two years. She is on the Board of Directors for Juno House and the Advisory Board for Project Transformation, a program designed to engage college-age-students in leadership development and ministry exploration, serves low income children and families and connects to churches in under-served communities. Between her job as coordinator of the 21st Drug Court and Chair of the Battle of Franklin Trust Board, she is one of our county’s busiest ladies! And that’s just her full-time volunteer roles. As for work, Marianne has also had a private practice for 10 years and worked for two years as clinical supervisor at Miriam’s Promise. She is now coordinator for the 21st Drug Court. As coordinator of the Drug Court, she was involved with their first fundraiser last October. It was a community breakfast designed to promote community awareness of the program and provide a fundraising opportunity. They were thrilled with the outcome, having over 100 civic and community leaders attend and raising approximately $15,000. It was such a success that it will be an annual event for the Drug Court. This program is very important to Marianne. The 21st Drug Court (not the DUI Court) is a 501c3. It is a problem solving court that consists of a two-year program connecting the criminal court judge, prosecutor, public defender, treatment professionals, law enforcement, probation and community agencies. Drug Court helps adult, non-violent addicted offenders address their substance abuse and underlying problems through weekly court appearances, immediate accountability, comprehensive treatment, intensive community supervision, weekly drug screens, and life skills education. When participants enter the program, they are suffering from addiction to drugs and alcohol, most are incarcerated, lacking a job or job skills, have family problems are in a hopeless place. By the time they leave our program they are drug free and living their lives as productive members of society. Some interesting facts: Incarcerating the participants in the local jail would cost the taxpayers $22,000 annually for each offender. By contrast, the Drug Court costs $34,000 annually for a participant. Also, recidivism rate for participants is about 25% as opposed to 85% for those who are incarcerated. But her commitment to the Drug Court has not diminished her role with the The Battle of Franklin Trust one bit. BOFT was created when the Carter House and Carnton Plantation affiliated to form a joint 501C3. The BOFT won the President’s award from the Civil War Trust for their efforts! Since the affiliation, they have increased revenue at both houses, done a great deal of structural improvement at both houses (particularly the Carter House) and achieved their goals of telling a fluid story of the Battle of Franklin and its impact on our community, the region and the country. Their next project for the BOFT, which is still in the planning stages, is a Museum/Visitor Center to give the public the opportunity to learn about Franklin and, in particular, the Battle of Franklin. On top of all of these activities, Marianne is also working on several other projects. The next Community Breakfast for the Drug Court will be held at Puckett’s on October 22nd, and they are currently planning a Food Truck Festival fundraiser for May 4th at the Factory to promote awareness and raise funds for the 21st Drug Court. She is involved with moving forward with plans to secure land and begin the fundraising process for building a state-of-the-art museum/visitor center to tell the story of the Battle of Franklin and it’s impact on everyone in our community. Marianne feels so fortunate to be able to call Franklin home, and her involvement shows how much she cares about her community.


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Stop and Ask For Directions By Joseph G. Budd, Managing Partner, CFP®, ChFC®

February 29, 2012—Do you remember when you were a kid and there was no GPS? Your Dad was driving and was lost and your Mom kept asking him to stop and ask for directions. Dad continued to drive and drive until it became obvious that he finally needed to ask for help. Mom sat there with arms crossed, frustrated. This is what retirement planning looks like in America according to the Employee Benefits Research Institute (EBRI) Annual Retirement Confidence Survey from March of 2011. According the (EBRI), only 4 out of 10 people have ever done a retirement calculation once in their lifetime. This is similar to going on a trip to a new, unfamiliar place without a roadmap to guide you. The Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards was established 27 years ago. The Certified financial Planner Board of Standards is responsible for granting the CFP® certification as well as upholding it as the recognized standard of excellence for competent and ethical personal financial planning. A lot has changed in the last 27 years. At a time, a common metaphor used for the elements of a good retirement plan is the three-legged stool. The three legs were: Social Security, Pension Plans, and personal savings. Two of these three legs have issues and we just finished a decade where most households had a tough economy and stock market impacting their personal savings.* Add on top of that the fact that most family’s single largest investment was either their family business or their home. The financial crisis of 2008 has taken its toll on both of those assets. And yet, a majority of people don’t want to pull over and ask for directions. Some might even conclude that in the future it could be tougher to achieve a retirement of dignity and independence than in previous generations. People are living long than ever and health care costs are rising, putting a cash crunch on seniors that have a fixed income. The longer life expectancy also makes it more important to consider inflation and the rising cost of living over a long retirement. So today we have GPS and most people no longer have to stop and ask for directions. With retirement planning it is much more complex that just making it to the daily destination. I feel as if there are long term consequences associated with not planning ahead on this trip of a lifetime. The investment plan also has to be updated to reflect the changes in your lifestyle and family situation. As your GPS would say, “Recalculating”. So ask yourself, “Am I driving around the same intersection and not getting to where I wish to travel?” With all that has happened over the last several years, there has never been a better time to stop and ask for help along your ongoing journey to retirement. 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. Joseph Budd has provided this article for information purposes only. Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network did not assist in the preparation or views 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. *The Social Security Administration and Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation have issued reports over the last decades reporting the future challenges of both of these benefit programs. Investments in securities and insurance products are: NOT FDIC INSURED/NOT BANK GUARANTEED/MAY LOSE VALUE. The material has been prepared or is distributed solely for information purposes and is not a solicitation or an offer to buy any security or instrument or to participate in any trading strategy. 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. © 2012 Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network, LLC. All rights reserved. 1211-3815.

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photography by Carrie Drury Music Voyager: Tennessee took place in February at the historic Franklin Theatre with amazing performances from Keb Mo and Vince Gill. Also performing were Alison Brown, Ron Ickes and Gary West. The premiere of Music Voyager in Franklin, which was the second state so far in the lineup of shows, was something that state and Tennessee tourism officials hope brings many visitors. Music Voyager travels the world with performances shown in 140 countries and in 33 different languages. Vince Gill

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The pre- party for the 2012 Mardi Gras Ball was held at Cajun Steamer in Cool Springs, where smoked tuna dip and fried boudin balls were on the menu. The nominated Royal Court was scrambling for donations as they each hoped to raise the most money in order to become the 2012 Mardi Gras Queen and King. A “Journey Through the French Quarter” was the theme of this year’s event, which benefits My Friends House. Jeannie & Rick Kloete, Hillary Curtis

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photography by Andrea Davis Williamson County celebrated Mardi Gras with a Ball, benefiting My Friend’s House. The event was held at the Embassy Suites with plenty of beads and a theme of “Journey Through the French Quarter.” There was dinner and dancing along with the long awaited crowning of the Royal Court and the the King and Queen. This year’s court raised an unprecedented amount of well over $50,000 and included King Chris Vernon, Queen Kate Yeager. along with Janna Landry, Janet Cooksey and Jeff Chambers. Courtney Williams with Avenue Bank chaired the ball and couldn’t have been more thrilled at the success this year, with the most money raised to date for MFH. My Friend’s House is a group home for boys operated by Williamson County Youth, Inc. which began its operation in 1988. Ron & Amy Puckett

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There are so many beautiful homes in Middle Tennessee and here is one that has been completely redone. Roger Baskin and his partner, Joey Cooke, purchased the house in the fall of 2006. The renovations were done by Roger’s company, The Baskin Company, LLC., as he is a contractor. The house is a traditional four square which was built in 1912. The house had been converted into five apartments and had not been occupied for some time prior to purchase and was in need of major repair. The structure of the house was close to being in a “condemned” status. You had to walk through it with care because of the multiple holes in all the floors and the roof and eaves were basically falling. Roger says you could walk up and pull off a brick by hand, as they had used nails as brick ties when it was built. Everyone that came to see it all gave him the same impression “you’ve lost your mind!” The renovation took two years to complete. Roger and Joey basically gutted every wall in the house and had to run steel cables from corner to corner to keep the exterior walls from falling. The existing house was 2,636 square feet with an additional 1,000 square feet in the attic and basement. They added an additional 2,420 of new living space spread out from the basement to the attic, with four stories, for a total of 6,360 square feet. The house is in the historic overlay of Nashville, so the exterior was put back to it’s original appearance as a single family dwelling. The converted three front doors for apartments were taken out and replaced by a mahogany and glass door and triple large windows. The exterior of the home features yellow limestone brick, which were restored to new condition with an added anchoring system and reappointed mortar joints. They found a near exact brick that was used on the addition. The rear of the home features a large covered outdoor living space. When you walk through the front door you move from the traditional exterior to a more urban interior. The interior leans towards a warmer side of contemporary urban. The hardwood flooring is gray stained walnut and the first floor features a three story open foyer with stacked staircases with metal rails which are joined by a free hanging cat walk. The custom chandelier

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It was a sold out event for BrightStone as they celebrated the 10th Annual “Music That Touches the Heart” dinner, concert and auction at Liberty Hall in the Factory. Amy Grant and Trace Adkins were the headline entertainment for this year’s fundraising event with special guests, Jimmy Fortune, Sonny Lemay, J.P. Pennington, Chris Walland, Kenny Beard, Jack Grant, the Shadow Boxers and Wanderlust. Since 1999, the impact of this agency in our community has been extraordinary in helping developmentally disabled adults grow mentally, emotionally, physically and spiritually. Looking to the future the agency needs a facility that can serve these adults in meeting their every life needs. Acquiring the right piece of property to build such a facility would be an answer to their prayers.

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Nathan Ward, Terri Polston, Paul & Lynda Kngsborough

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Steven Jernigan & Billy Lovett

Sheree Hill & Jon Schlitt Mona Martin, Jenan Merrill, Candy Sullivan & Debbie Saunders

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photography by Carrie Drury The Fourth Annual Building Hope for the Future, benefitting Hard Bargain Association, was held in February at The Factory at Franklin. During the event guests enjoyed fabulous soul food, entertainment by the McCrary Sisters and an update from Big John Murphy. The mission of Hard Bargain is to impact lives and preserve history by restoring existing homes, building quality affordable housing and revitalizing generational neighborhoods. For more information on Hard Bargain Association, check out www.hardbargain.org. Vicki Stout & Kim Helper

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Statistics Illustrate the Problem: 1 in 4 girls & 1 in 6 boys Will Be Victims of Sexual Abuse by the time they reach age 18. These are our children! The purpose of the Williamson County Child Advocacy Center is to combat child abuse by coordinating services to children and their families in crisis and providing community education focused on early intervention. WCCAC provides over 1,700 direct and ancillary services to children and families in crisis annually. Please go to www.williamsoncountycac.org or call 615-790-5900 x 101 to for more information or to find out how to donate.

The Williamson County Child Advocacy Center (WCCAC) hosted the Legacy Ball 2012 “A Night at the Oscars” on Saturday, March 3rd with a wine reception and silent auction at Embassy Suites in Cool Springs. The Legacy Ball 2012 raises funds and awareness to benefit abused children served by the WCCAC with a fun evening of dinner, dancing and auctions. Also, the Board of Directors of the Williamson County Child Advocacy Center has approved a name change and has stated that it will conduct business activities in the future under the name “Davis House Child Advocacy Center”. This was unveiled at this year’s Legacy Ball along with the new logo. The name change was adopted primarily due to the following reasons: 1) Williamson County Child Advocacy Center does not accurately reflect the service area of the Center, which includes Hickman, Lewis, Perry and Williamson counties (which collectively make up the 21st Judicial District of Tennessee) ; 2) opportunities for community engagement and local support are greater with a name that does not single out one service area; and 3) constituents incorrectly assumed the Center was an agency of county government. The Center’s new name both reflects and honors the historical impact on the Center from its inception of Ronald L. Davis, former District Attorney for the 21st Judicial District and former Chairman of the Board of the Center until his death in 2008; as well as the contribution to the Center’s success of his widow, former executive director and current board member, Brenda Davis. The Center will begin implementing its name change beginning in March 2012 and anticipates the transition will be complete by July 1, 2012, the start of their new fiscal year. The Child Advocacy Center serves children who have experienced severe physical and/or sexual abuse and is committed to providing a safe environment where a child’s voice is heard and respected. The Center works to empower non-offending parents to protect their children and supports the state mandated Child Protective Investigation Team as they investigate reported cases of child abuse. National statistics indicate that one in four girls and one in six boys will be victims of sexual abuse by the age of 18. Money raised at this year’s event will continue to fund services provided by the WCCAC where last year 412 children were assisted and over 1700 services were provided to these victims and their non-offending family members, free of charge. The Williamson County Child Advocacy Center combats child abuse by coordinating services to children and their families in crisis and providing community education focused on prevention and early intervention. The Center serves Hickman, Lewis, Perry and Williamson Counties. For additional information about the Williamson County Child Advocacy Center and the services provided, please visit www.williamsoncountycac.org.

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photography by Andrea Davis An Evening with Lady Luck is a fun filled event of casino style gambling and entertainment benefiting the many educational programs of the Brentwood Cool Springs Chamber of Commerce. The evening was held at Andrews Cadillac and guests enjoyed plenty of gaming and yummy food provided by Puffy Muffin. For more information about the Chamber and the many programs they support go to www.brentwoodcoolsprings.org.

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The Fifth Annual Three Blind Vines event was held in February at The Factory at Franklin. Hosted by JJ’S Wine Bar, this event is organized by and benefits the Next Generation Heritage Foundation of Franklin & Williamson County, which is a group of devoted Williamson Countians under the age of 40 with a focus on preserving and maintaining Williamson County’s history. Three Blind Vines is the large annual event for Next Gen which raises funds for the Franklin Theatre. Over 500 were in attendance at this year’s event, which included a blind wine tasting, silent auction, yummy foods, dancing with a live band and a winner at the end of the evening in the wine tasting Dan & Susan Hays contest. With it’s 1920’s speakeasy theme, this event is truly one of a kind and full of fun costumes. Whether you are a wine enthusiast or just a lover of the roaring 20’s big band music, this was an Kaitlyn King, Evan Freeze & Erica Raines event not to miss!

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Centennial High School students donate handknit caps to cancer patients at WMC If you want to sumbit content for YOUR scoop, i.e. business announcements, personal news, school happenings, etc, please do so by the 15th of every month to info@yourcommunitymag.com.

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Centennial High School’s Knitting Club recently donated 20 hand-knit caps to patients battling cancer at Williamson Medical Center. Pictured from left are WMC assistant Oncology director Jana Hershberger, B.S.N., club members Kristin Choi, Meredithe Coots and Laine Ansel and faculty advisers Karen Roberson and Wendy Wilson. Club members not pictured are Matt Oleis, Hannah Peters, Reagan Petty and Abby Poff. Williamson Medical Center is a 185bed hospital fully accredited by The Joint Commission that provides comprehensive inpatient and outpatient care including emergency services, with credentialed physicians in 53 specialties and sub-specialties. The community-focused hospital offers a wide range of wellness services, screenings and classes. For more information about Williamson Medical Center, visit www.williamsonmedicalcenter.org.

The Cruise In and Car Show for Multiple Sclerosis was held in February at Sam’s Club of Cool Springs. Hosted by Cause Factory, Rendezvous Point, Jason Alford and Sam’s Club, this event benefitted and raised awareness for Multiple Sclerosis in our community. The show brought car enthusiasts from around middle Tennessee and even out of state. The parking lot of Sam’s Club was packed with car exhibitors, showing off their wheels, along with free food. Three trophies were awarded at the end of the event: Best of Import, Best of America and Best of European. Evan Lemons founded Cause Factory in 2010 with a mission to bring his passion for motor sports to the community with automobile events and competitions raising money for local non-profit organizations. Cause Factory also hosted Driftober Fest and Cars for the Cure to raise funds for Williamson Medical Center’s Breast Health Center. The Cruse In and Car Show sponsors also included Hallmark Volkswagen, Carma Performance, Alexander Xtreme Green Vehicles, Music City Car Meets, O’Reilly Auto Parts and Moe’s Southwest Grille of Cool Springs. For more information on upcoming events, check out www. causefactory.com.

of Design spent many weeks designing the layout of the new store and Hinson Miller Kickirillo Architects have been instrumental in executing the design. Additionally, Tenant Building Group donated much of the labor to complete the improvements to the space. The ReStore carries everything from construction building supplies and appliances to furniture and housewares and is a great resource for treasure hunters and do-it-yourself decorators. For additional information visit www. habitatwilliamson.org.

Buffalo Wild Wings opens in Franklin. A ribbon cutting celebration was held at 320 Spring Creek Dr. in Franklin to open Buffalo Wild Wings followed by a buffet of their delicious menu items.

Williamson County Habitat ReStore relocates to larger space March 17th

Catholic Charities Volunteer Wins Titans Community Quarterback Award: Prize Includes $10,000 Grant for Caring Choices Program Sue Hillman (center) recently received the 2011 Titans Community Quarterback Award in recognition of her loving foster care of more than 100 babies. In winning the award, she also earned a $10,000 grant from Titans owner K.S. “Bud” Adams, Jr. and the Tennessee Titans Foundation for Catholic Charities of Tennessee and its Caring Choices Adoption and Pregnancy Counseling program. Pictured at the awards presentation are Don MacLachlan, Executive Vice President of the Titans; Sue Hillman; and Donna Thomas, Director of the Caring Choices Department at Catholic Charities of Tennessee. Photo by Donn Jones/Tennessee Titans.

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The Habitat ReStore, Habitat for Humanity of Williamson County’s retail store, which carries items found at home improvement and furniture stores at a fraction of the retail price, is relocating to a larger space on March 17th. The new space, located at 1725 Columbia Avenue in Franklin (next to the YMCA Sports fields, Sodium and Fellowship Bible Church’s Franklin location), will replace the ReStore’s current location in Cool Springs. The 12,300 square foot facility provides customers with a larger, more open retail floor space and plenty of parking, as well as greater visibility on busy Columbia Avenue. To enhance the shopping experience for customers, several local organizations have teamed up with Habitat. Students from O’More College

A new playground concept opens in Franklin. Inside Out Play Park, LLC celebrated a ribbon cutting at their new location on 615 Bakers Bridge Ave.

Lifetouch & Prestige Portraits opens their new sales office in Franklin with a ribbon cutting at 109 Noah Dr., Franklin. A celebration of a new photography studio will take place in March 2012 at 212 East Main Street.

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