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OBITUARY: Mildred Frances Ray Harley

Mildred Frances Ray Harley, was born in Nashville, Tennessee, on May 17, 1927 and passed away on Jan. 6, 2019. She was raised in Old Hickory and graduated from DuPont High School. After getting married, she moved

To keep your resolutions, try being mindful, live in the present

How can you actually keep your resolutions that you've made in the new year? Your good mood New Year’s resolution success will live and die by the habits you put into place to secure your desired

RAMON PRESSON: Surreal estate and the Realtors who live/love It

As I write this at my bay window on a relaxing Sunday afternoon, I know that many of my Realtor friends are dodging traffic to drive an Open House sign into the frozen ground at a busy

JC BOWMAN: Lasting relationships are the best gift of all

THE BEST GIFT OF ALL By JC Bowman Humans are not designed to live alone. We are by nature designed to live together in community to reach our full potential. English poet John Donne wrote


Do you find it comical that you can find all kinds of tips for having “stress free holidays?” I know I do. As I write this, I just finished reading an article in which the

2019 Home Garden Vegetable Calendar now available from UT Extension

UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE EXTENSION Home gardeners and growers across the state can now utilize a free resource for planting in 2019. The Tennessee Home Garden Vegetable Calendar has been developed by the UT Extension Fruit

BODY BALANCE WITH V: What are you waiting for?

As we approach the end of the year, many of us are in the mind set that we will start doing something to take better care of ourselves at some point in the future. The old

TN Promise students have contributed 2 million hours of service since 2014 launch of scholarship

ABOVE: TN Promise scholarship students pose for a photo during a volunteer service opportunity in 2015. // FILE PHOTO   tnAchieves TN Promise scholarship students have volunteered at community events and for numerous organizations over the

RAMON PRESSON: PETA people picked a prickly pepper

I’m not making this up. This past week the PETA organization requested that we stop using the phrase “Bring home the bacon,” insisting that it is comparable to racist and homophobic language. The People for the Ethical

BODY BALANCE BY V: What are you really willing to do?

One of the more frequent conversations I have with clients surrounds the statement “I don’t understand why I am not losing weight” or “I don’t understand where this extra weight is coming from.” It’s one of those

Festival of Trees winners picked in fund raiser for The Arc disability rights and support groups

ABOVE: Pictured at the Festival of Trees from left are: Sharon Bottorff, executive director of The Arc Williamson County; Elise McMillan, JD, co-director of the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities and past president of

Gift card scammers have stolen 44% more from Tennesseans in 2018, compared to 2017

TENNESSEE DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE AND INSURANCE Tennesseans lost nearly $1 million – over $943,000 – through prepaid gift card scams in 2018, which is a 44 % increase compared to 2017, according to the Federal Trade


A couple of years ago, as my wife and I were on a several-hour car trip, she suggested we listen to a podcast that included an interview with Lin-Manuel Miranda, the creator of “Hamilton: An American Musical,”

JAROD TANKSLEY: Holiday decorating advice from a home stager/interior designer

Holidays are always a great way to showcase your home. I recently had a great conversation with Jamie Watford Owner/President of JW Nash & Co. Interior Decorator & Certified Home Stager and she suggested the

New leader named for Begin Anew, which provides support, education, job and language training to those in need

Begin Anew of Middle Tennessee, formerly Christian Women’s Job Corps, announced Wednesday that Heather Norvell has been named the ministry’s executive director, replacing 18-year Executive Director Rebekah (Becky) K. Sumrall. Begin Anew of Middle Tennessee is

RAMON PRESSON: Much a do-do about nothing

“petty” adjective. 1. of little importance; trivial. Synonyms: trivial, trifling, minor, small, insignificant, inconsequential, inconsiderable, negligible, paltry, footling, pettifogging adjective. 2. of secondary or lesser importance, rank, or scale examples: "petty cash, petty official, petty theft” 3.

BODY BALANCE WITH V: Are your habits the reason for your shoulder pain?

By Vanessa Hampton As a trainer, one of the most common issues I see people deal with is some sort of shoulder pain. It’s frustrating, I know. You raise your arm. It hurts. You lift


With Thanksgiving behind us, the Christmas season is now fully upon us. But let’s be honest. The Christmas season was fully upon us after Halloween. And no, this will not be another rant about how

RAMON PRESSON: The city that reflects our best and worst tendencies

I’m not really sure why it took me 58 years to visit Washington D.C. I’m just glad that I did so earlier this month. As an adult, a first trip to our nation’s capitol, especially taking in

BODY BALANCE WITH V: Surviving the holidays with your body intact

By Vanessa Hampton It’s that time of year again. The Thanksgiving holiday has officially kicked off the season of indulgent food at every turn, and a lot less time to stay in our workout routine. Some

Best-selling author Donna VanLiere shares hope in 10th Christmas novel, "The Christmas Star"

By MELISSA HAMBRICK If Christian/pop music recording artist Amy Grant is our area’s resident Christmas queen, then certainly Donna VanLiere resides in her literary court. The Christmas Star is the Franklin resident’s latest novel, the tenth holiday

Mill Creek Brewery loses brewmaster Hammond as she continues to climb in beer industry

Beer making is a science, and Becky Hammond studied science in college. Her specialty was marine biology. Her minor was entrepreneurship. Her passion was, and is, beer. After an illness that left her unable to


Full disclosure: this is almost a complete re-posting of my Thanksgiving column from 2012. When I read through previous Thanksgiving installments, I realized much of what I wrote that year would be true of this year,

State Library archivists will share genealogy research techniques on Family History Day next Saturday

TENNESSEE STATE LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES Thanksgiving is a time when many of us reconnect with family members and share stories. At the Tennessee State Library and Archives, families can also explore stories of their relatives

Carolina Herrera’s Wes Gordon is featured designer for 2019 Nashville Symphony Fashion Show

Cynthia Arnholt and Allison Schaufele, co-chairs of the 2019 Symphony Fashion Show, have named Wes Gordon – Creative Director of Carolina Herrera New York – as the featured designer for the 14th annual event next spring.