WillCo Arts

PHOTOS: Raise the Roofs raises money for Franklin parks on warm evening

PHOTOS: Raise the Roofs raises money for Franklin parks on warm evening
PHOTOS BY NICOLE FLINT Raise the Roofs at the Park at Harlinsdale Farm was a great success. Despite the heat, many patrons came out to support Friends of Franklin Parks, dine togther and bid on four walking horses. A fantastic Americana roots band, “Boy Named Banjo,” entertained throughout the afternoon at Tractor Supply Co. Arena ...
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Sunset Middle violinist part of Symphony’s Accelerando class

Sunset Middle violinist part of Symphony’s Accelerando class
Above, The Nashville Symphony Accelerando Program Second Class is, from left, McKane (Max) Robinson, Angelina Bautista, Riya Mitra, and Xayvion Davidson. // Sally Bebawy/Nashville Symphony NASHVILLE SYMPHONY The Nashville Symphony has announced that four local students, including one from Sunset Middle School, have been selected for the second class of Accelerando, the gro...
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Puckett’s restaurant group supports culinary study with scholarship

Puckett’s restaurant group supports culinary study with scholarship
A. Marshall Family Foods Inc., parent company of the Puckett’s restaurants, Homestead Manor, and Scout’s Pub, has awarded a new scholarship to an aspiring restaurateur from East Tennessee. Madison Suit, a rising college freshman from Sevierville, Tenn., has been named the first-ever recipient of a $5,000 scholarship from A. Marshall Family Foods Inc., in partne...
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Nolensville wishes Chase Goehring good luck as he heads to Hollywood

Nolensville wishes Chase Goehring good luck as he heads to Hollywood
Family, friends, fans and well-wishers came out Friday to cheer Chase Goehring of Nolensville as he prepares to compete in the next level of America’s Got Talent. He is scheduled to compete in live performance Aug. 29 and 30 on the NBC talent show. U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn was among the well-wishers, as well as ...
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New nonprofit helps developmentally disabled adults as parents age

New nonprofit helps developmentally disabled adults as parents age
Above, Susan Cooper with her parents Pat and Charlie Cooper. // SUBMITTED “What will happen to me when my parents are no longer around?” This question may give some adults a momentary pause, but if you’re one of the estimated 40,000 Tennesseans with developmental disabilities who are living with mom or dad, the question is tantamount. Springboard Landings, ...
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Movie composer Williams’ Nashville Symphony debut will be broadcast, live streamed

Movie composer Williams’ Nashville Symphony debut will be broadcast, live streamed
NASHVILLE SYMPHONY John Williams’ first-ever Nashville appearance on Sept. 9 at Schermerhorn Symphony Center will be broadcast live by Nashville Public Radio’s 91Classical, giving fans of the legendary composer the chance to experience the sold-out concert on the radio, online and via mobile app. An Evening with John Williams & the Nashville Symphony – which kicks off...
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Franklin woman’s art now adorning postage stamps

Franklin woman’s art now adorning postage stamps
By CLIFF HIGHTOWER A Franklin artist now has her artwork commemorated on postage stamps. Elizabeth Brandon traveled to South Dakota this week for the ceremony by the U.S. Postal Service and representations of flowers she painted will now be adorning stamps. “It was an amazing event,” Brandon said. “It was a moving event.” Brandon said ...
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Jacobson will present “Our Civil War and a New Discussion” Aug. 24

Jacobson will present “Our Civil War and a New Discussion” Aug. 24
BATTLE OF FRANKLIN TRUST Eric A. Jacobson, CEO of the Battle of Franklin Trust will speak at Williamson County’s new Performing Arts Theatre at Academy Park on Thursday, Aug. 24 for his lecture “Our Civil War and a New Discussion.” He will be joined by Greg Wade, Franklin Charge board member and founder of the Franklin Civil War ...
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Fork & Vine farm-to-table dinner benefits foster families

Fork & Vine farm-to-table dinner benefits foster families
Tickets are on sale now for the Third Annual Fork & Vine Dinner, a farm-to-table experience at the Gratidude Ranch in western Williamson County. Fork & Vine benefits S.A.F.E., which serves foster youth and foster families in the area by hosting monthly birthday bashes, annual Easter Egg hunts for all foster children and foster families, along ...
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Statewide historic preservation conference coming in September

Statewide historic preservation conference coming in September
This year’s annual Tennessee Preservation Trust statewide preservation conference is set for Sept. 20-22 in downtown Franklin. The Franklin Marriott Cool Springs is the headquarters hotel for the out-of-town guests expected at the conference. This year’s theme is Preservation and Placemaking Possibilities – that exist across Tennessee. The conference is d...
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Meet Mary Weary, Middle Tennessee’s original “menu maker”

Meet Mary Weary, Middle Tennessee’s original “menu maker”
Above, Ben Parsons, Mary Weary, Christa Harris and Micheal-Holmes are the Menu Maker catering team. // SUBMITTED By SUSAN T. LEATHERS Mary Weary didn’t set out to create one of America’s favorite restaurant side dishes; the then-young food broker just wanted to sell Cracker Barrel her client’s potatoes. Before starting Menu Maker Catering 25 years ago, Weary ...
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“Death by Chocolate” program is this week at Grassland fce

“Death by Chocolate” program is this week at Grassland fce
University of Tennessee Extension Agent Patsy Watkins, MPH, CFCS, will be presenting an informative program called “Death by Chocolate” at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Grassland Family and Community Education (fce) Club meeting at the Bethlehem United Methodist Church, room 201. The program discusses the health effects of chocolate. Bethlehem United Methodist Churc...
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Dreamy “Secret Garden” opens Aug. 11 at Towne Centre Theatre

Dreamy “Secret Garden” opens Aug. 11 at Towne Centre Theatre
The enchanting classic children’s book, The Secret Garden, becomes a beautifully scored and staged live musical at Towne Centre Theatre in Brentwood with performances from Aug. 11-26, 2017. The novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett is scripted for theater by Marsha Norman, with music by Lucy Simon. The director for Towne Centre’s production is Tim Larson, highly regarded ...
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Symposium will examine “Forgotten Battle” of Dec. 17, 1864

Symposium will examine “Forgotten Battle” of Dec. 17, 1864
LOTZ HOUSE CIVIL WAR HOUSE MUSEUM The Lotz House announced the Civil War house museum will host a two-part symposium reflecting on the “Forgotten Battle of Franklin – Dec. 17, 1864,” as well as the “10,000 Secrets Unearthed,” the largest caches of Confederate bullets ever unearthed in Middle Tennessee. Lotz House Executive Director J.T. Thompson said, “We’re ...
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State Parks points program offers rewards for healthy activities

State Parks points program offers rewards for healthy activities
TENNESSEE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENT AND CONSERVATION Being active outdoors is not only good for your health – it can earn you Tennessee State Parks merchandise, golf rounds, free camping or even cabin stays thanks to a new program. Tennessee State Parks and the Tennessee Department of Health have partnered to develop a web application called ...
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Raise the Roofs returns Aug. 19 with food, music, polo

Raise the Roofs returns Aug. 19 with food, music, polo
More than a dozen local restaurants, Americana music and a polo match are some of the attractions at the sixth-annual Friends of Franklin Parks “Raise the Roofs” event on Saturday, Aug. 19, at the Park at Harlinsdale Farm. The event, from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Tractor Supply Co. Arena in the park, is an equestrian-themed ...
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