April Fools’ Day is celebrated in different countries on April 1 every year. Sometimes referred to as All Fools’ Day, April 1 is not a national holiday, but is widely recognized and celebrated as a day when many people play all kinds of jokes and foolishness. The day is marked by the commission of good-humoured or otherwise funny […]
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Via Wikipedia… A leap year (or intercalary or bissextile year) is a year containing one additional day (or, in the case of lunisolar calendars, a month) in order to keep the calendar year synchronized with the astronomical or seasonal year. Because seasons and astronomical events do not repeat in a whole number of days, a calendar that had the same number of days […]
America’s favorite holiday tradition returns once more to dazzle and enchant millions nationwide with its signature magic. On Thursday, Nov. 24, 2011 at 9 a.m., the 85th Anniversary Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade® will take to the streets of New York City with a cornucopia of whimsical treats for the whole family. From new giant character […]
Did you hear the teenage girls screaming in downtown Franklin a few weeks ago? They were cheering on Justin Bieber. Check out his holiday video below, filmed in our own historic downtown Franklin!!
With fall comes a new line up of television shows, some old, some new… there is quite the selection this fall. We want to know what your favorite show is! What do you set your DVR to record every week? Is it Whitney or the Ringer? What about Hart of Dixie or Pan Am? Cast […]
Top 10 things to do during Labor Day Weekend! Enjoy music at the Franklin Jazz Festival on Saturday and Sunday. Head out to Leiper’s Fork for Bluegrass in the Fort on Saturday around 6pm. Start Monday morning off right and support Mercy Children’s Clinic and run/walk in the Franklin Classic. Stop by whats-in-store for a […]
We love April Fool’s Day! A little prank here, a little laughter there… what’s not to love? Here are some of the biggest pranks in the history of April Fool’s Day via Wikipedia: “Taco Liberty Bell: In 1996, Taco Bell took out a full-page advertisement in The New York Times announcing that they had purchased […]
Planning a Mardi Gras party? Enjoy this deliciously sweet recipe!
By Polly Bibb Santa Lucia Day is coming up. In Sweden, the Swedes celebrate this day with a huge celebration. Young girls wear a lit wreath of candles on their heads and young boys dress as “star boys.” In the cathedrals, large services are held as Scandinavians gather together to celebrate with Christmas carols and […]
Aubade by Caroline Graham I remember The cayenne pepper and saffron on My tongue from afternoon paella, Bringing new spice to my words. The lull of siesta Buzzing up the faded yellow walls Of the alley outside my window, Muffled by ribbons of clotheslines. Hasta Luego, we would say. See you again. The blending of […]
Written by Caroline Graham A fresh graduate from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, the question I am constantly being probed with is "what’s next?" While for so many months I approached the inevitable question begrudgingly, now I am delighted to say I am reuniting with my Nashville roots and partaking in a summer internship […]
Despite all the devastation New Orleans faced in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, the despair lingers but they are city of courage. You see the courage in the faces that returned to the city, the faces of business owners that didn’t give up and the faces that manage a smile in spite of tremendous loss. […]
Rita. She came with that name. Three years ago my family adopted a one-year Clumber Spaniel puppy named Rita. She flew all the way from Indiana to North Carolina to be our dog. She’s the best. So you’re probably wondering what a Clumber Spaniel is. Many people recognize the breed from dog shows but other […]
By: Candace Hutchins Until last weekend, I had not left Williamson County or the greater Nashville area since I moved to Nashville on May 25th. The weeks working for FranklinIs.com have flown by, as I learn countless things at work everyday and have the opportunity to explore Tennessee on the weekends. I am fortunate enough […]
Like so many folks my age, I grew up on story songs. Those unforgettable tales always cut me to the quick whether they were heartbreaking or sidesplitting. I carried them with me, humming their melodies while I lived my young years through their stories. They taught me a thing or two about what life was […]