“Always look on the bright side of life”

May is finally here and it’s in full bloom. The long-awaited spring weather draws our community together to enjoy local events, arts, festivals and outdoor concerts. It can also inspire us to spring clean, redecorate, and bring in new colors to brighten up our homes.

May 2017 Around Town

Linda Lynch was the recipient of this year’s tree dedication at the City of Brentwood’s annual Arbor Day Celebration. Lynch served as the City’s community relations director for 29 years before retiring last year. At Lynch’s request, a southern magnolia tree was planted in her honor in front of the Ravenswood Mansion in Marcella Vivrette Smith Park. Over the years…

Olive Vitality Ribbon Cutting

A large crowd gathered for the grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony for Olive Vitality. The specialty food store featuring gourmet oils, vinegars, teas and related items recently opened at 1910 Galleria Blvd. in Cool Springs. Photography Williamson Chamber.

Williamson Chamber’s Women In Business Luncheon

The Williamson Chamber's Women In Business Luncheon recently welcomed author and financial consultant Rachel Cruze of Ramsey Solutions. Rachel shared her thoughts and advice in a special presentation titled "7 Money Habits for Living the Life You Want." The event was held at Brentwood United Methodist Church. Photography Williamson Chamber.

Taking the Guess Work out of Painting Your Home

Whether you’re looking to paint one room or your entire home, sometimes the hardest part of the process is simply knowing how to get started. For advice, we turned to Jerry Prosise, owner of CertaPro Painters of Nashville & Middle Tennessee. Jerry provided insight into current color trends, along with some tricks of the trade that might prove to be…

Play Like A Girl. Come On. We Dare You.

As a graduate student in 2004, Dr. Kimberly Clay established Play Like A Girl as an organization to make sports an integral part of life for middle school-age girls. Two years later the organization was structured formally as a nonprofit corporation focused on providing women and girls with the knowledge, tools and resources necessary to adopt and maintain a healthy…

From Abandoned Junkyard to Preferred Destination

You know the old cliché: one man’s trash is another man’s treasure. For Rick and Nancy McEachern, a 76-acre property once filled with hundreds of tons of "trash," became their prize. But only after a transformational vision and lots of elbow grease.

Spring Fever with Cool Concepts for Organizing your Home!

Closets By Design can customize an attractive storage space for any area of your home, from the pantry to the garage and everywhere in between. For more information, stop by the showroom at 118 Fort Granger Drive in Franklin. To schedule a complimentary in-home consultation, call 615.261.8700 or visit ClosetsByDesign.com.

The World is His Palette

When he went away to college, Howard Wiggins aspired to be a veterinarian. But it wasn’t long before he called home to tell his parents he had a change of heart. “I told my parents I wanted to do design,” says Wiggins. “They said, ‘Well, O’More is down the street.’” And with that the lifelong Brentwood resident returned to Williamson…

Changing the World, One Design at a Time

Every year around this time, O’More College of Design students are immersed in preparations for the college’s spring Fashion Show. At the event on May 12, junior and senior students will showcase the hard work they’ve put in throughout the year, as is tradition. But this year, the Fashion Show will be a bit different—and even more meaningful.