Brooke Wanser, Author at Style Home Page

About Brooke Wanser

Brooke Wanser is the associate editor for the Franklin Home Page, and can be reached at brooke.wanser@homepagemediagroup.com. Follow her on Twitter at @BWanser_writes or @FranklinHomepg.

CrossFit Goose Creek will host grand opening in Berry Farms in New Year

PHOTO: A new sign reveals the business in a long vacant space in Berry Farms' Town Center./Brooke Wanser By BROOKE WANSER A new CrossFit gym will hold their grand opening in the Berry Farms neighborhood

Bootlegger’s Bash doubles in size during fourth year at Carnton, raises funds for springhouse

PHOTO: David Peacock and Charlie Kaser pose at the beginning of the Bootlegger's Bash in front of Carnton on Friday, September 28, 2018.//Brooke Wanser By BROOKE WANSER The rain ceased and the night grew cool

Top “must-do” events and sights this fall in Williamson County

By BROOKE WANSER With the first day of fall just around the corner (Sept. 22), events season in Williamson County is already off to a rousing start. From annual traditions like Pumpkinfest to newer ones

Leiper’s Fork rockers Bishop Gunn will return to Pilgrimage Festival stage for second year

By BROOKE WANSER As Pilgrimage Festival rolls around for another year, the Home Page decided to check in with one of our  local bands, Bishop Gunn, a group that has experienced a big growth spurt

Local woman’s business aims to provide immersive cultural experience for traveling families

PHOTO: A Global CommUnity traveler takes part in the Zikra Initiative, an exchange program in Jordan to bring communities closer together. / Photo courtesy of GLOBAL COMMUNITY By BROOKE WANSER When Christie Holmes started Global

Southern Events continues to transform Eastern Flank Battle Field Park for Heritage Ball each year

PHOTO: Jill Cole consults her notebook full of event details for the 45th annual Heritage Ball, to be held on Saturday, September 15, 2018./Brooke Wanser By BROOKE WANSER This past Monday, crews appeared at the

Twice Daily partners with Pilgrimage Festival in two-year sustainability initiative

 Twice Daily stores have announced a two-year partnership with Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival in a new sustainability initiative to benefit the Nashville region and concert-goers. Twice Daily's new reduced emissions fuel program, Thrive, will

Ice cream social will kick off Constitution Week this Sunday at Williamson County Library

By BROOKE WANSER Beginning Monday, September 17 through Sunday, September 23, Williamson County will observe Constitution Week. At the Williamson County Commission meeting Monday night, Mayor Rogers Anderson read a proclamation, asking residents to note

Home Page Media Group to receive award from Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network at awareness event

With the advent of Suicide Prevention Awareness Month in September, the Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network will honor survivors of suicide and prevention partners at an annual day of observance. On Wednesday, Sept. 12, the Home

‘The year of the woman:’ Chukkers for Charity to field all-female polo team of decorated veterans

PHOTO: Attendees gather on the polo field at halftime to check out classic cars at the 2017 event. / Brooke Wanser By BROOKE WANSER In the 22nd year of the Chukkers for Charity polo match,

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