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Healing Housing teaches new life skills, offers support to women battling addiction

PHOTO: Olivia Mullin, the founder of Healing Housing, speaks with a group of women who wish to volunteer with the organization on Wednesday, August 8, 2018. / Brooke Wanser By BROOKE WANSER On a Wednesday

Chair of Heritage Ball embodies colorful tie-dye theme in life, giving spirit

PHOTO: Emily Magid at her Williamson County home on Monday, Aug. 6, 2018./ Photo by Brooke Wanser By BROOKE WANSER In the 45 years the Heritage Ball has been held in Franklin, there will likely

From A to Z: A comprehensive guide to happy hours specials at Franklin restaurants and bars

By BROOKE WANSER Want to save money while sipping, but don’t know where to look for the best drink deals? After countless times missing happy hour or going to a restaurant on the wrong night,

Cork & Cow named one of OpenTable’s Top Ten Diners’ Choice winners

By BROOKE WANSER OpenTable, a free restaurant booking website, has released diners’ top ten restaurant picks for the Nashville area, including one downtown Franklin restaurant. Cork & Cow, a top-ranked steakhouse known for their extensive

Downtown Franklin’s Jondie will host 10 year anniversary party on June 28

By BROOKE WANSER On Thursday, June 28, Downtown Franklin’s boutique Jondie will throw a party for the business’ tenth anniversary. From 5 to 9 p.m., Rebecca and Jondie Davis will be celebrating ten years at

Franklin woman launches personal assistant company to help busy women “inJOY” motherhood

PHOTO: Tessa Robert, the founder of inJOY, a personal assistant matching company for busy mothers. / Photo courtesy of Tessa Robert By BROOKE WANSER After Tessa Robert worked both as a missionary, then as a

PHOTOS: O’More Fashion Show wows Franklin Theatre audience during final semester in town

PHOTO: The "Supernova" collection by Kelly Nieser was inspired by her love for 1950s and 1980s music. / Brooke Wanser By BROOKE WANSER Ten senior student designers from O’More showcased fashion collections, their final school

Iris City Gardens blooms just in time for Mother’s Day this weekend

PHOTO: Macey McCullough gazes at a peony bloom during a tour of Iris City Gardens on Thursday, May 10, 2018 / Brooke Wanser By BROOKE WANSER Approximately 20 miles from downtown Franklin lies your best

O’More student fashion show will take over Franklin Theatre May 10; school prepares for move to Belmont

PHOTO: Dresses designed by O'More College of Art and Design students are on display inside the Abbey-Leix Mansion on Thursday, May 3, 2018.//Brooke Wanser By BROOKE WANSER Mannequins dressed in student-designed gowns guarded the hallways

Leiper’s Fork resident Chris Stapleton, Jack White, Lionel Richie, to headline 2018 Pilgrimage Festival

Pilgrimage Festival co-founder W. Brandt Wood speaks during the festival's launch lunch at the Factory, while co-founder Kevin Griffin watches from offstage.//Brooke Wanser By BROOKE WANSER The founders of Pilgrimage Festival on Tuesday announced the

Not just for the gentlemen: Franklin Road Apparel launches ladies’ collection

By BROOKE WANSER This article is sponsored by Franklin Road Apparel. When Franklin Road Apparel launched on Main Street in the fall, it was marketed as the only downtown clothing store for men. “It came

Taste of Williamson sampling event returns to Cool Springs Galleria Sunday night

PHOTO: Vendors at the 2017 Taste of Williamson event / Photo courtesy of United Way By BROOKE WANSER For the 16th year, Taste of Williamson will return to the Cool Springs Galleria on Sunday as

Five-year permit approved for Pilgrimage Festival at Harlinsdale Park

PHOTO: In September of 2017, Pilgrimage Festival at Harlinsdale Park saw crowds in excess of 25,000 to see headliner Justin Timberlake / Photo by Brooke Wanser By BROOKE WANSER At Tuesday night’s Board of Mayor

Suicide awareness forum set for Thursday to feature county sheriff, woman with tragic personal tie to issue

By BROOKE WANSER After publishing an investigative series on suicides from the Natchez Trace Bridge in January, Home Page Media Group will gather experts to discuss issues of mental health and suicide on Thursday evening.

VIDEO: Behind the scenes at Franklin’s new Biscuit Love

PHOTO: The "East Nasty," a biscuit creation and riff on East Nashville, served at Biscuit Love/ Photo by Brooke Wanser. By BROOKE WANSER After months of anticipation, Biscuit Love quietly opened in downtown Franklin this

Biscuit Love is open for business in downtown Franklin

Biscuit Love employees pose outside of the downtown Franklin restaurant just minutes after opening for the first day/ Photo by Brooke Wanser. By BROOKE WANSER As the sun rose Thursday morning, struggling to peek through

Nissan partners with rideshare app Hytch, pays you to carpool

A local app developer has partnered with Nissan to launch his new ridesharing concept.

VIDEO: Franklin’s first annual Taco and Tequila Festival

PHOTO: Three taco aficionados enjoy the offerings of the first Franklin Taco and Tequila Festival / Photo by Brooke Wanser By BROOKE WANSER Hundreds showed up for Franklin's first annual Taco and Tequila festival on

SNAPSHOT OF FRANKLIN: Not just a ‘fair-weather’ couple

By BROOKE WANSER The Mitchells, who reside in Franklin and in Florida, were out in downtown Franklin on Sunday morning looking for a bite to eat. They leave for Florida in two days. "You can

Holiday Gift Guide: Men’s gifts in downtown Franklin

Accessories inside Franklin Road Apparel, the perfect place to begin shopping for the man in your life/ Photo by Brooke Wanser By BROOKE WANSER Though there are endless options for gifts catered to mothers, daughters,

Downtown Franklin Holiday Guide: Quirky gift ideas

One of many signs for sale at Zula & Mac on Lewisburg Avenue/ Photo by Brooke Wanser By BROOKE WANSER Shoppers looking for special gifts should look no further than downtown Franklin. With a little

Downtown Franklin Holiday Guide: Gift ideas for mothers, wives

A shirt from Finnleys Good Findings, located at 435 Main Street // Photo by Brooke Wanser By BROOKE WANSER Shoppers looking for a unique, intriguing gift should look no further than downtown Franklin. With a

Holiday gift guide: Children’s gifts in downtown Franklin

Children smile for a photo at the 2017 Veteran's Day Parade downtown // Photo by Brooke Wanser By BROOKE WANSER Shoppers looking for a unique gift can look no further than our own backyard: downtown

VIDEO: Small Business Saturday

Photo by Brooke Wanser By BROOKE WANSER Franklin business owners celebrated Small Business Saturday with discounts, promotions, refreshments and open houses this weekend. Check out the video to see what 11 small business owners with

At CoolSprings Galleria mall, Black Friday morning is busy, not hectic

By BROOKE WANSER At 6 a.m. on Friday morning, the crowd at the CoolSprings Galleria mall looked much like it would on any other busy day during the holiday season. 'Silver Bells' played over the