What's not to like about Thanksgiving? The women do all the work, and the men just sit around and eat. This has been the tradition in my family since my grandparents, who lived right across the street from us, invited us over for the big holiday meal.
Vibrant hues of red, orange and gold-colored leaves struggling to remain attached to the limbs from which they were born last spring signal the end of one and the beginning of another season.
The Kiwanis Club of Lebanon celebrated a great event on Monday, October 26, as the local civic organization hosted Edgar Harrell, USMC survivor of the embattled USS Indianapolis, to speak about his experience and rescue from the Pacific Ocean while stationed on the Naval vessel during World War II.
Now you have a choice. You can join the Volunteer Army and thus perform the vital function of protecting our nation. But a few years ago (about half a century) it was a little different.
Right this very moment, a thief or burglar is preparing to steal property belonging to hard-working and honest citizens who believe if you need something you get a job and work hard to make the money and pay for it yourself.
I just wanted to share this photo and stories about these four miracle babies! Besides all going to Tuckers Crossroads Elementary and being awesome kids by all accounts, four members of the TXR Cross Country team started out as fighters.
By now, I'll bet you've heard some version of this statistic: Our region is expected to grow by more than one million new residents by 2040. What you may not know is the bulk of that population growth is coming to the nine counties surrounding Nashville - including Wilson County - and many of those newcomers are going to commute into Nashville every day for work. If they bring their cars with them, that spells trouble for our already crowded interstates and major roadways that feed into and out of Nashville.
Cleaning up the garage the other day, I came across a stack of outdated items that I had almost forgotten about. There were two VHS players, still both functional but no longer used because everything is now blu-ray or DVD. I didn't want to throw them away, but there was no use for them anymore except maybe in the realm of educational toys.
Well, it's Halloween time again. With that in mind, I would like to encourage everyone to have a safe and happy Halloween. Below is a list of preventive steps I've prepared for the citizens. These are tips you may find helpful in making your Halloween a safe and fun adventure for all involved.
With school now back in full swing I thought I'd share a little information about the dangers and harm caused by bullying. Did you know that bullying is one of the biggest concerns of young people today? Bullying is a serious problem, with eight out of 10 children bullied at some point in their childhood.
This would be the 16th trip to Catacamas, Honduras to help out with the medical work in the remote village. Every year just when it seemed that things would not come together, we would somehow find enough people, supplies and energy to pull off a successful surgical safari.
I love watching the world fall asleep. Dark, low-hanging clouds cover the expanse like a soft blanket. Nature stands erect, stained in piercing crimsons and radiant golds. The intense beauty is a wonder to behold. And we do. As temperatures fall, humanity is drawn into the splendor. We can't help ourselves. It is in us to marvel at that we do not understand. And with synchronicity and precision, fall arrives, and we are compelled to dance in its shadows.
Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump visited The Factory in Franklin on Saturday.
Modern lives are virtual - our news, shopping and interactions are digested alone, usually on a smartphone. While technology certainly has its advantages and makes many tasks more convenient, people yearn for a connection, not only to a physical spot but a connection to the pulse, to the heart of a community. Recapturing or recreating a sense of community is what creative placemaking is all about.
After recently conducting a major trash pickup along various streets in the city, I found myself asking what would make a person disrespect their community, state or country by littering or illegally dumping.
As Wilson County students begin a new school year, returning to the classroom can signify many new challenges and many new opportunities for all students, both young and old.
Romance isn't dead, but it is receiving CPR. The day was fast approaching, but I forgot about it till that morning and then wondered what we could do to celebrate. Previous years had been marked by eating out and even special trips to Nashville, but when I suggested the options the response came back that we could just stay home.
When a community's citizens spend their hard-earned tax dollars locally, it is vitally important to that community's economy. With Mt. Juliet's rapid growth and new businesses literally opening daily, we're starting to see an even greater need to spend our tax dollars locally.
Well, it finally happened. After several years of cycling, I had a significant fall, breaking my right collarbone and scaring to death the two ladies on the square who came to my rescue.
Teens today face a complex and often complicated lifestyle.
As school bells ring across Wilson County signaling the beginning of another school year, many students will soon be confronting new challenges and new issues with which they must deal.
Most doctors say there is about 18 inches between the heart and brain of the average human being, which got me to thinking about life and the decisions we are faced with each and every day.
What was it about the famous landmark that made me sign up for an autumn trip to the region? I had heard of it all my life, mostly in the context of a honeymoon trip, but after 41 years of marriage this was definitely no honeymoon.
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