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Wilson Living

A Visit to the Culinary Center At Cumberland University

The Art of Food Preparation Cumberland University is fortunate to be part of an exciting new business venture in Wilson County. Thanks to many local advocates including State Representative, Stratton Bone, Linda Shelton of the Tennessee Department of Agriculture and Sue Sykes, President of Tennessee Gourmet, Lebanon has been chosen to be the home of the new Cumberland Culinary Center.

Cumberland University is the principle local business sponsor of the Tennessee Department of Agriculture program that will be located at 411 Tennessee Boulevard at a site near the Lebanon Vocational Center on the Lebanon High School campus.

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Ham For The Holidays
Regardless of whether your holiday festivities will be big or small, chances are that the holiday table in your home will have a succulent ham as its centerpiece. One of the places those from Wilson County can purchase this holiday staple is our new locally owned and operated HoneyBaked Ham Co. and Café.
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Meet Your Neighbor

One of the most beautifully restored homes in the area can be seen on a leisurely drive down West Main in Lebanon. The skillfully restored facility is known as “Mitchell House” and is the heart of the corporate headquarters for CBRL Group, Inc., the holding company for Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc.

The majestic stone mansion was originally constructed in the early 1900s by Dr. David Mitchell and his wife, Elizabeth. The Mitchells were originally from Pennsylvania where Dr. Mitchell had accumulated a fortune from the coal mining industry.

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Watertown B & B
Move over Tori and Dean, This B&B is the Real Thing… If the hustle and bustle of the pending holiday season has you prepared to cancel Christmas in favor of Festivus, it may be time to take a 24 hour breather. Rest and Relaxation can be found less than an hour from Nashville at the Historic Watertown Bed and Breakfast located just off the square in Watertown, Tennessee.

There’s something special about staying at that perfect, quaint B&B. Indulging in a morning curled up in a comfortable bed, waking to a mouth watering breakfast (that you don’t have to cook or clean up after) and beautiful surroundings that feel less like a hotel and more like home.

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Mature Lifestyles

Around The Area

The curtain goes up on the Nashville Ballet’s new Nutcracker, featuring the Nashville Symphony, on Friday, December 12.

Tennessee is on the cusp of its grand international Centennial Exhibition and the world is on the verge of an exhilarating new era – the twentieth century! Nashville Ballet’s grand, allnew Nutcracker charmingly recreates this beloved holiday entertainment in 1897 Nashville, when the Parthenon was just erected and cotton candy was becoming all the rage

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Many Retires Have Misconceptions

Five years after the release of MetLife’s first Retirement Income IQ Test, a national poll to gauge pre-retirees’ knowledge of retirement income issues, a new version of the study by MetLife Mature Market Institute, reveals that almost seven in ten (69%) pre-retirees overestimate how much they can draw down from their savings - with an alarming 43% saying they believe they can withdraw 10% or more each year while still preserving their principal - even though most retirement experts suggest a withdrawal rate of no more than 4% annually.

MetLife’s 2008 Retirement Income IQ Test also reveals that significant gaps exist around average life expectancy and other retirement income issues.

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General Lifestyle

Beef Up Your Holidays

Beef up holiday entertaining with luscious recipes that will make all your guests feel merry. Each lean beef recipe is rich in essential protein and nutrients needed to fuel and strengthen your body. This will help keep you energized and maintain balance in your diet throughout the holidays. Who knew healthy eating could taste so good?

Always use a thermometer to check the internal temperature of beef steaks and roasts.  Be sure to let roasts stand before carving to allow the temperature to rise to the desired doneness and for the juices to redistribute, resulting in easier carving and serving.

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