4th of July is special to me.

On my way to Florida to celebrate my youngest sons 4th of July birthday.
I’m so proud of his accomplishments and just love, love, love him. He’s had a tough time in his early years but struggled through to obtain a bachelors degree. Plus he has a great career in the medical field.

There are many festivities in Franklin and Nashville this weekend.

Franklin On The 4TH

NEWS UPDATE:

2016 “Franklin on the Fourth” in Downtown Franklin
The annual Independence Day celebration begins at 10 a.m. on July 4th.

Franklin, Tennessee – This year’s 4th of July Celebration will focus on family fun and include great music, quality crafts, tasty food, antique cars, and a large kids zone. Downtown Franklin is the perfect location to have a festival and community event such as “Franklin on the Fourth”.

The free festival kicks off at 10 a.m. on Monday, July 4th, with bluegrass music playing from the stage. Food vendors include everything from roasted corn on the cob to BBQ, ice cream to nachos; and corn dogs to smoothies. Craft vendors will fill the area with wood working, jewelry and other handmade items.

Our presenting sponsors, Kroger and Williamson Medical Center, will have booths right on the Square. Antique cars will line Main Street between the square and 4th Avenue. The kid’s zone on 3rd Avenue North will have inflatables, a petting zoo, and pony rides. The always fun Children’s Parade begins lining up at 4:45 and starts at 5 p.m. Registration for the parade is free and goes on all day at the Lions Club booth, which also will be selling water.

Live entertainment, including popular groups Mersi Stone, Tommy Jackson’s Rocky Top Revue, Williamson Branch, Adam Searan, and John England and the Western Swingers , continues throughout the day with a variety of music genres including Bluegrass, Country, Soul, Patriotic Music, and Big Band Swing. The final group of the day will be the 129th Army Band, “Guardians of Swing”, preceded by the presentation of colors and the “National Anthem”

Franklin on the Fourth ends at 8 p.m. to give attendees time to get to the Fireworks Display at the Park at Harlinsdale Farm. The display, put on by the City of Franklin and its sponsors, will begin at approximately 9 p.m.

“Franklin on the Fourth” is coordinated by the Franklin Lions Club and TN Events in conjunction with the City of Franklin. All proceeds benefit the Franklin Lions Club Charities.

REMEMBER !!
The tradition of the “Children’s Parade” will continue and begin at 5:00 p.m. (Children will begin lining up at a designated marked location at 4:45) There will be Prizes for best costume and decorated bikes and wagons. Pets are welcome!

10:00 a.m.
Festival Begins
Marty Crum Bluegrass
Vendor Booths and Kids Zone are Open!!

11:15 a.m.
Mersi Stone

12:05 p.m.
Williamson Branch

1:05 p.m.
Tommy Jackson’s Rocky Top Revue

2:00 p.m.
John England and the Western Swingers

3:10 p.m.
Adam Searan

4:15 p.m.
The Fabulous Suede’s

4:45 p.m.
Line up for the Children’s Parade Begins

5:00 p.m.
Children’s Parade Begins

5:15 p.m.
Speeches, Recognitions
National Anthem

5:30 p.m.
“Dixie Strutters”

7:00 p.m.
Presentation of Colors
National Anthem
The 129th Army Band
“Guardians of Swing”

10 Signs You’re From Franklin, TN

Outsiders should visit at least once in their life.
By Jenna Beaudin in The List on Apr 25, 2016

Franklin, Tennessee is not your everyday small town. Growing up there my whole life until I moved away for college is truly a blessing, and I wouldn’t have wanted to grow up anywhere else. With Nashville’s popularity on the rise, people shouldn’t forget about the beautiful town only 30 minutes southwest of the big city. If you’re from Franklin, I hope you agree that these are some things that only we will understand.

1. Always being tempted to explore the red caboose.

2. Knowing you’ll be late to school because of the one lane traffic, even when it’s a late start.

3. Going to Nashville on Saturday night and walking on Broadway only to laugh at the drunk people walking around.

4. Trying to be a hipster at Frothy Monkey.

5. When your only options to go out on the weekends are the mall, going to the movies, or walking around Downtown Franklin.

6. Scaring your friend with the “DTF?” text when really it means “Downtown Franklin?”

7. Getting to brag that Miley Cyrus basically grew up there and shows it off to her famous friends.

8. ….and that she loves our town so much she filmed that scene from the Hannah Montana Movie in our high school.

9. When we all thought the end of the world was upon us when the flood hit in 2010. (This is a grass field beside my house by the way)

10. When you’re visiting family from college and the night before you go back, you eat your feelings because college will never be Franklin.

I never appreciated how wonderful Franklin was until I left for college. Every time I go back, I cherish every moment. If you’re a senior graduating this year, go outside and breathe in that beautiful, clean, Franklin air, because college air is just not the same.

Jenna Beaudin
www.theodysseyonline.com

Pricing your home in the Nashville TN area.

Not Sure How to Price Your Home? Use These Expert Strategies to Hit the Sweet Spot

Pricing your home based on data, not emotion, can mean a swift sale.

You don’t need to be Bob Barker to know when the price just isn’t right. Just ask Candace Talmadge. She originally listed her Lancaster, Texas, home for $129,000, but “eventually had to accept the market reality” and chop $4,000 off the price.

The home’s location proved challenging: Buyers were either turned off by the area — a lower-income neighborhood south of Dallas — or unable to afford the home.

“Sellers have to keep in mind the location,” says Talmadge. “Who are going to be the likely buyers?”

Home pricing is more of a science than an art, but many homeowners price with their heartstrings instead of cold, hard data. Here’s why crunching the numbers is always the better route to an accurate home price — as well as what can happen when home sellers overlook those all important data points.

Read more: http://www.houselogic.com/home-advice/home-thoughts/how-much-is-my-home-worth/#ixzz435TRNUTV
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Franklin Party with a Pupose

Join us Saturday, October 19th from 10am to 2pm at Stoney Creek Farm in Franklin for an arts and crafts show featuring local vendors! You will be able to shop early for unique Christmas presents for your family and friends. Local Artisans in jewelry, crochet, monogramming, lamps, paintings, “to die for” fudge, jams/jellies, bread and baked goods, Christmas ornaments…and so much more! Bring the whole family for a Farm Fest Picture and then kids can play on the farm, see the chickens and goats and walk down the nature trail.

The Fall Fest will be benefiting “Leaving the Cocoon” – a ministry established for women reentering life after prison, through mentoring, counseling, and a ‘continuum of care’ services.

Complimentary refreshments will be provided. List of vendors coming soon. Hope to see you all there!

Please visit our Facebook Page and share with your friends to help us support “Leaving the Cocoon”.

https://www.facebook.com/stoneycreekPWP

Stoney Creek Farm
4700 Coe Lane
Franklin, Tennessee 37064
Phone: 615-591-0015
www.stoneycreekfarmtennessee.com

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Franklin TN real estate: Brentwood TN real estate

Franklin TN real estateFranklin TN real estate and Brentwood TN real estateBrentwood TN real estate residential sales were the best on record since July 2005.

Homes for sale in Franklin TNhomes for sale in Franklin TN tops the charts in the Monthly Market Stats.

The number of single-family residential closings increased by 32.1% in July 2013 compared to July 2012.

The median sales price for a single- family home was $350,000 in July of 2012 with an increase to $385,500 in July of 2013.

Closings Res. 538 Condo 27

Med. Price Res. $385,500 Condo $192,000

Avg. Price Res. $447,076 Condo. $207,329

DOM Res. 68. Condo. 70

The number of single-family residential closings increased by 32.1% in July 2013 compared to July 2012.

The median sales price for a single- family home was $350,000 in July of 2012 with an increase to $385,500 in July of 2013.

Days on the market decreased from July 2012 compared to July 2013.

Media reports quick sales and a lack of necessary inventory across the country. Williamson County’s real estate market is experiencing many of these same effects on our market as consumer confidence in housing grows in both Franklin TN homes for saleFranklin TN homes for sale and Brentwood TN homes for saleBrentwood TN homes for sale.

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Art Crawl in Franklin, TN

Art Crawl

Every First Friday of the Month……

Franklin brings you an art crawl that takes you through its beautiful downtown core and historic buildings! The Franklin Art Scene includes more than 30 galleries and working studios dispersed through an area thriving with spots listed on the National Register of Historic Places in downtown Franklin.
This monthly event provides both the novice and the art connoisseur an opportunity to see a sweeping variety of magnificent work, from blown glass to turned wood to mixed media and more.
You can begin at any participating location! The event is free, but a $5 unlimited trolley ticket runs all night to take guests from spot to spot. Many of the locations serve complimentary wine and hors d’ouevres and are within walking distance.

The next Franklin Art Scene is Friday Aug. 2nd from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Come be seen at the Scene!

Franklin Special School District

The FSSD is a K-8 school system with approximately 3,850 students enrolled. Students are served by seven schools: four elementary schools, one intermediate school, one middle school, and a K-8 school.

Teacher-pupil ratio requirements, with ratios at: 1 to 20 in kindergarten through third grade, 1 to 22 in fourth grade, and 1 to 25 in grades 5-8.

The Franklin Special School District gets its unique name from a Special Act of the state legislature that provides the Board of Education its own taxing authority, enabling the schools to be funded appropriately in order to maintain “Excellence in Teaching and Learning for All.”

Franklin Special School District

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Clovercroft Elementary, Franklin, TN

Clovercroft Elementary started off the 2012-2013 school year earning a trophy for being the highest academic achievement in WCS

The teaching staff, the front office staff, the teaching assistants, the Parent Teacher Organization, the Student Council, parents and of course the students all work together to make Clovercroft a special place of learning. The partnership between home and school cannot be underestimated in its affect upon the students who ultimately move on to further their academic careers. (Principles message).

Proudly:

– Nearly 100% attendance at parent-teacher conferences
– PTO purchased 5 IPads for the school
– PTO raised enough money to purchase a mobile computer cart with laptops
– Our PTO hosted many events to build community spirit – Moms and Muffins, Dads
and Donuts, Daddy/Daughter Dance, Mother/Son event, class parties
– A steady and dedicated volunteer force that helped in classrooms, the workroom,
office, lunchroom, library, art room, music room, PTO events, etc.
– A student who made it to the statewide Geography Bee
– Student clubs focused on serving our community by recycling, cleaning and
gathering clothes, food, and money for communities in need

Clovercroft Elementary is located near the intersection of Wilson Pike and Clovercroft Road.
It is walkable from Breezeway and Chardonnay subdivisions.

http://www.wcs.edu

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Chardonnay subdivision, Franklin, TN

Chardonnay is a beautiful planned community on 163 acres in Franklin, TN. The natural beauty of Williamson County has been maintained by building around existing tree lines,
gently rolling hills and a four acre lake. Over 75 acres have been preserved for green-space.

Built by Turnberry Homes, the executive homes are their “Chauteau Vin Collection” consisting of unique home exteriors perfectly blended with the elements of cedar, stone and brick.

The HOA fee of $80 per month covers the European designed clubhouse with fire pit and a community pool.

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Woman Cave -The New Trend

It’s popular to give men their own “man cave”, so they have a place to call their own in their home.

I think the man cave was created to keep the man out of the woman’s hair. Let him watch his sports with his buddies or play poker with his friends, etc.

Well, the times are changing. The new trend is the “woman cave”!

In Franklin, TN, my friend created her own “woman cave.” She wanted an area for entertaining, particularly for grilling and parties. She finished

  • her garage with paint (the beams are a different shade) sealed the concrete floor and added a wall of cabinets. She finished with a beautiful counter top and a refrigerator was added too.

    Her place, her style and we’re having lots of parties!

    I would love to hear your ideas too.

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