190 results for 'Williamson Herald'

Eighth annual Bowlability event raises funds for Brightstone

Eighth annual Bowlability event raises funds for Brightstone

By Susannah Marley • Staff Writer BrightStone’s Bowlability event was a lucky strike. Bowlers filled the lanes of Franklin Family Entertainment Center for the two-night event, raising more than $62,000 for BrightStone, a Franklin-based organization that provides services and enrichment for adults with special needs. “It’s a great blessing to live in a community willing […]

Williamson County Fair, Barnyard Mardi Gras opens, mayors’ roping delights crowd

Williamson County Fair, Barnyard Mardi Gras opens, mayors’ roping delights crowd

By Carole Robinson • Staff Writer Participants in the ribbon cutting for the Williamson County Fair, Barnyard Mardi Gras, showed up wearing Mardi Gras masks, hats and beads, ready to celebrate the grand opening and another fun-filled family fair. On behalf of their companies, major sponsors of the Fair, Steve Barbarick, Tractor Supply Company president […]

Next Sunset Concert at Carnton to feature music of Journey

Next Sunset Concert at Carnton to feature music of Journey

Herald Reports Fans of Journey might want to mark their calendars for Sunday, July 31, when Carnton Plantation holds its next Sunset Concert of the summer series on the East Lawn of the historic grounds. The Sunset Concert Series, a family-friendly outdoor series of outdoor musical entertainment, is a summer tradition providing monthly outdoor concerts […]

Realtors and families admitted to fair free on WCAR Appreciation Night

Realtors and families admitted to fair free on WCAR Appreciation Night

Herald Reports WCAR REALTOR® Appreciation Night at the Williamson County Fair will welcome association members and their families for free August 9. The appreciation night will be presented by Lockwood Glen, a Crescent community, in partnership with Pearl Street Partners. The sponsorship will provide complementary access to the fair for WCAR REALTOR® members and their […]

Brentwood Library hosts Harry Potter’s World exhibit

Brentwood Library hosts Harry Potter’s World exhibit

Herald Reports From now until Sept. 10, The Brentwood Library will host Harry Potter’s World: Renaissance Science, Magic, and Medicine, a six-banner traveling exhibition that explores the link between Harry Potter and the history of science and its roots in Renaissance magic, science, and medicine. It is located across from the reference desk in the great hall. Developed and produced by the […]

Bluegrass Along the Harpeth preserves old-style pickin,’ welcomes newbies

Bluegrass Along the Harpeth preserves old-style pickin,’ welcomes newbies

Herald Reports The 27th annual Bluegrass Along the Harpeth Fiddlers Jamboree, presented by the Williamson County Cultural Arts Commission, hosted over 20 bands competing for cash prizes on Franklin’s Public Square last weekend. The event was presented in honor of Sam and Kirk McGee, the first members of the Grand Ole Opry and in the […]

Spring Hill community comes together to support law enforcement officers

Spring Hill community comes together to support law enforcement officers

By Angie Mayes • For the Herald In light of last week’s shootings of five Dallas police officers, the Spring Hill community has come together to show support for members of the Spring Hill Police Department (SHPD). Many businesses and individuals have posted on the Facebook page called “I Heart Spring Hill,” offering free meals, […]

Clairborne & Hughes to hold grand opening for new sub-acute center

Clairborne & Hughes to hold grand opening for new sub-acute center

Claiborne & Hughes Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Franklin will hold a grand opening and celebration for its new sub-acute center Thursday, July 21, from 4-7 p.m. at its facility on Strahl Street. The public is invited to attend. Tours of the facility will be offered, as well as live classical music and light refreshments. […]

Happenings at the local library

Happenings at the local library

Williamson County Public Library Phone 615-794-3105 Delicious & Nutritious Summer Recipes:  2:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 13.  Do you like to cook or have a vegetable garden that is producing a bumper crop?  Join Patsy Watkins from UT/TSU Extension Services as she shares great recipes for using summer’s bounty. Yes We Have Chess!  The Library now […]

Battle of Franklin Trust to host 6th annual Bootlegger’s Bash

Battle of Franklin Trust to host 6th annual Bootlegger’s Bash

Herald Reports The Battle of Franklin Trust will host the sixth annual Bootlegger’s Bash on Saturday, Aug. 13, at 7 p.m. at Carnton Plantation. Guests will celebrate Williamson County’s unique history of bootlegging with a casual evening featuring local whiskey, a delicious Southern supper and live entertainment. All proceeds from this ticketed event will be […]

July’s FrankTalks has area youngsters interacting with Discover Center wonders

July’s FrankTalks has area youngsters interacting with Discover Center wonders

By John McBryde • For the Herald While previous FrankTalks monthly programs have focused on topics such as distracted driving, mass transit and various projects the city of Franklin has undertaken, July’s had more to do with chinchillas, snakes and – brace yourselves – hissing cockroaches. Now in its second year as a lecture series […]

Heritage Ball tasting sneak peek reveals a meal that won’t disappoint guests

Heritage Ball tasting sneak peek reveals a meal that won’t disappoint guests

By Cassie Jones • For the Herald If you are planning to attend the 2016 Heritage Ball in September, you are in for a real culinary treat.  The longest running black-tie event in Franklin, the Heritage Ball is celebrating its 43rd year in Williamson County. The 2016 Heritage Ball chairs, Mayor Ken and Linda Moore, […]

Commentary: The nest is lighter on Father’s Day

Commentary: The nest is lighter on Father’s Day

By Jodi Rall • Columnist There once was a little boy with curly hair and a sweet little lisp that made him all the more adorable. His mother couldn’t imagine a day when this boy would not be under her feet. As the boy grew into teen years he kept his parents on their knees […]

Carnton Plantation hosts Vintage Base Ball

Carnton Plantation hosts Vintage Base Ball

Herald Reports The Tennessee Association of Vintage Base Ball has announced the summer schedule, with games to be played on July 24 and Aug. 21at noon. The season culminates in a final tournament from Sept. 10 – 11 where eleven teams from the state vie for the Sulpher Dell Cup. Carnton Plantation, managed by the […]

Harriet Beecher Stowe: A literary soldier recognized at pre-Juneteenth program

Harriet Beecher Stowe: A literary soldier recognized at pre-Juneteenth program

By Carole Robinson • Senior Staff Writer Kicking off Saturday’s Juneteenth celebration of freedom, the African American Heritage Society sponsored the one-woman play Harriet Beecher Stowe: A Literary Soldier at the Williamson County Public Library Tuesday evening. The 1853 era play, written and performed by Elizabeth Davidson portrays Stowe confronting an angry Preacher Joel Parker […]