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Young Leaders Council seeking members for 2019 Williamson class

Young Leaders Council seeking members for 2019 Williamson class
Young Leaders Council (YLC), a Nashville-based nonprofit organization that has trained more than 2,600 men and women to effectively participate on the boards of nonprofit agencies in the middle Tennessee area for the past 34 years, is now accepting applications for its 2019 Williamson Chamber class. Partnering with Williamson, Inc. for the seventh year in ...
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Next Finally Friday summer concert features Ike Ladd and Friends

Next Finally Friday summer concert features Ike Ladd and Friends
NOLENSVILLE HISTORICAL SOCIETY Ike Ladd and Friends will perform at 7:30 p.m. June 28 as part of the Finally Friday free summer concert series put on by the Nolensville Historical Society. Boots will start scootin’ at 6:30 p.m. with free line-dancing lessons in the gym of Historic Nolensville School, 7248 Nolensville Road. The Jack Wiesner ...
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Toastmasters name Gilfillan Communicator the the Year

Toastmasters name Gilfillan Communicator the the Year
Kelly Gilfillan, publisher of the Home Page Media Group hyperlocal news publications, has been named Communicator of the Year by the Brentwood Early Risers Toastmasters. Gilfillan founded the Brentwood Home Page in 2009 with partner Susan Leathers. The company has grown to include Franklin, Spring Hill, Nolensville, Bellevue and Sumner Home Pages, and in October, ...
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Franklin on the Fourth offers a full day of fun capped by fireworks at Harlinsdale

Franklin on the Fourth offers a full day of fun capped by fireworks at Harlinsdale
Thousands are expected to attend the popular Franklin on the Fourth celebration on the square happening Thursday, July 4th in Franklin and sponsored by the Franklin Lions Club and the City of Franklin. Festivities begin at 10 a.m. on the Franklin Public Square, and continue for the next 11 hours until fireworks begin over The Park at ...
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Lee Roy Parnell will debut new custom Gibson guitar as Blackberry Jam headliner

Lee Roy Parnell will debut new custom Gibson guitar as Blackberry Jam headliner
Gibson Brands, the Nashville-based professional musical instrument maker, will debut its “Custom Shop Lee Roy Parnell Signature 1959 Les Paul Standard in Abilene Sunset Burst” in Williamson County next week when Lee Roy Parnell performs at the Blackberry Jam festival, at Boyd Mill Farm between Franklin and Leiper’s Fork. The Grammy-winning singer songwrit...
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Chukkers for Charity tickets are on sale for September polo match, classic car show

Chukkers for Charity tickets are on sale for September polo match, classic car show
Nissan’s Chukkers for Charity returns on Saturday, Sept. 7 for the 23rd annual polo match and car show held north of Franklin in the Grassland community near Old Natchez Trace. This year’s theme, “Divots & Downton: An afternoon of Polo & Ponies,” will celebrate award-winning British historical drama Downton Abbey. Chukkers for Charity raises funds ...
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Registration opens for MTSU’s September math and science conference for girls

Registration opens for MTSU’s September math and science conference for girls
MIDDLE TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY Registration is under way for the 23rd annual Expanding Your Horizons in Math and Science Conference at MTSU, which will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, on the Middle Tennessee State University campus. Middle school and high school girls — rising fifth- through 12th-graders — are welcome to attend. The ...
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Baseball favorite ‘Field of Dreams’ returning to big screen in time for Father’s Day

Baseball favorite ‘Field of Dreams’ returning to big screen in time for Father’s Day
We were once told in a movie favorite, “if you build it, they will come.” Now, “if you screen it, they will come.” Cool Springs’ AMC Thoroughbred 20 will show the beloved baseball movie Field of Dreams, starring Kevin Costner and James Earl Jones, on June 16 (Father’s Day) and June 18 on the big ...
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Brentwood launches Summer Concert Series at Crockett Park

Brentwood launches Summer Concert Series at Crockett Park
By RACHAEL LONG The city of Brentwood’s summer concert series will kick off this Sunday evening in Crockett Park, featuring local talent. Community Relations Director Deanna Lambert says the featured artist for the city’s first concert of the year is a fan favorite, Rubik’s Groove. The Nashville-based ’80s and ’90s tribute band performs high-energy, character-driven ...
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Season’s first Music at the Mansion event set for next Friday at Rippavilla Plantation

Season’s first Music at the Mansion event set for next Friday at Rippavilla Plantation
Photo by Alexander Willis By ALEXANDER WILLIS Music at the Mansion, a brand new music event held at the Rippavilla Plantation, is set and ready to launch on Friday, June 14. The event is free to attend, with guests encouraged to bring picnic blankets, chairs, or anything needed to get comfortable. Held on Friday, June ...
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Local boys’ band ‘Next Door Boys’ to open Sunday Summer Concert Series at Crockett Park

Local boys’ band ‘Next Door Boys’ to open Sunday Summer Concert Series at Crockett Park
By RACHAEL LONG Nashville, the city where budding musicians get their start, chase their dreams of being signed at a record label and sometimes even make it big. A group of young people in the Brentwood/Franklin area are doing just that. The five-member boy band calls itself the “Next Door Boys.” Just like it sounds, ...
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Author will tell stories of woman soldiers in the Civil War at Round Table event

Author will tell stories of woman soldiers in the Civil War at Round Table event
FRANKLIN CIVIL WAR ROUND TABLE Author and historian Shelby Harriel will present at the Sunday, June 9, 2019,  Franklin Civil War Round Table the unique stories of female soldiers who stood shoulder to shoulder with men on the firing lines. Harriel is the author of Behind the Rifle: Women Soldiers in the Civil War at the ...
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Fish with a Fire Fighter attracts a crowd to Children’s Home

Fish with a Fire Fighter attracts a crowd to Children’s Home
UNION SPORTSMEN’S ALLIANCE More than 80 local youngsters participated in the Fish With a Fire Fighter event at the Tennessee Children’s Home Spring Hill Campus on Saturday, June 1. A joint effort by the Union Sportsmen’s Alliance (USA) and International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) locals 4381 (Columbia) and 4628 (Spring Hill), the free community ...
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Franklin Theatre honors silver screen favorite Doris Day with retrospective

Franklin Theatre honors silver screen favorite Doris Day with retrospective
Though Doris Day, one of Hollywood’s Golden Age legends, has recently left us, Williamson County film fans can still revisit the late actress’s most memorable roles in a retrospective series over the next week or so. The Franklin Theatre is programming three of her most notable films over the next week. They’ll feature Day’s western ...
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