March 2017 Around Town

Thirteen members of the Brentwood Fire and Rescue Department were recognized for their professional achievements at a recent City Commission meeting. Each of the officers have met the criteria of the internationally accepted model of Professional Credentialing through the Center for Public Safety Excellence’s (CPSE) Commission on Professional Credentialing (CPC). The CPC recognizes competence in fire and emergency services and…

There’s no place like OZ Arts

When you hear the word “Oz,” you can’t help but think of things like Dorothy, Emerald City and the wizard. But the Ozgener family has given new meaning to the word with OZ Arts Nashville, a performance and event center for innovative and contemporary art experiences. It’s no secret that Nashville and the surrounding suburbs are growing by leaps and…

The Power of Print

I’m Christian Houston and I’m the new publisher of Brentwood Lifestyle. I have an extremely talented 14-year-old son who makes his mom proud! And I’m grateful to be able to raise him in such a warm and welcoming community with excellent schools.

“The Gift of Music” Presented by The Dustin J. Wells Foundation

Stars took to The Ryman stage to give "The Gift of Music" on behalf of The Dustin J. Wells Foundation. The event was hosted by Dr. Dennis Wells of Brentwood, in honor of his late son, Dustin, a former Belmont music student. Proceeds benefited the W.O. Smith Music School. PHOTOGRAPHY FRED BERGMAN.

Leading by Example by Following her Heart

To say Avery Billington has a lot going on is an understatement. The Brentwood Academy senior runs track, is captain of the girls’ soccer team, is athletic editor of the yearbook and is on the student leadership team, to name just a few activities. Yet, Avery still finds time for the pursuit dearest to her heart: volunteering with special needs…

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As an artist, poet, author and actor, Cory Basil is a ‘jack of all trades’ who defies labels. If you aren’t familiar with his work, you might recognize his larger-than-life sculpture, Fishboy’s Perilous Putt, on display at the Nashville Sounds’ First Tennessee Park. A collaboration between Basil and local sculptor Brian Somerville, ‘Fishboy’ sits in full view at the eighth…

The “Fix” is In

There was no large scale celebration when Scott Phillips opened his technology repair shop in the Marketplace at Maryland Farms. Instead, the opening presented an opportunity to give back to his community in a generous and heartfelt way: by presenting iPads, Otterbox cases and accessories to the Brentwood YMCA preschool.

It’s Time to Hoist the Mugs

Just in time for St. Patrick’s Day, comes the Main Street Brewfest! Held in Historic Downtown Franklin on Saturday, March 11 from 5-8 p.m., Brewfest is the first outdoor festival of the season and is expected to draw a crowd of close to 2,500 people. Last year, Brewfest had moved to May but this year is returning to its St.…

The Talk of the Towne

When it comes to paying it forward in the Brentwood arts community, no one does it better than the Towne Centre Players. The Towne Centre Players perform in Brentwood’s historic Towne Centre Theatre. Built in 1885, the building originally was the one-room home of Williamson County Schools, and became the Mount Lebanon Missionary Baptist Church in 1905 and later, Brooks…