Walk into the streets of downtown Murfreesboro, and you are sure to see the signs of Hip meeting Historic; from the light posts to the floral arrangements, our downtown is a beautiful place to be. Look a little further, and you will see the pillars of a Main Street community making this place so much more welcoming; the design of the buildings remaining intact to their historical selves, promotion of the well-organized Main Street events in tasteful presentations, as well as a true vitality of the businesses that keep downtown alive daily.
Among many events to honor 30 years of discovery and imaginative play for children that will take place all year, Secret Garden Week is one of the most anticipated of all. It’s a week that opens the doors of local, personal gardens for a peek behind the walls.
Chip Hoover and Jimmy McElhaney are hitting stride. Combined, they represent nearly 37 years of experience in the insurance industry. Both started their insurance careers after graduating from MTSU and then teamed up in 2014 when Jimmy joined the agency. Today, they have built an impressive office with clients across the United States.
As the city of Murfreesboro works on plans for growth and development, let’s take a step back and look at where the city came from. History is an excellent learning tool, and many bits of the past have been woven into two new studies completed by Regan Smith Associates concerning the North Highland area, and the Historic Bottoms.
You may have stumbled upon the courthouse square at some point in the last 35 years to find an intriguing group of international folk dancers, then only to be enveloped in the fun to watch the full performance. However, there is so much more to this event than a once a year, one time performance. This festival is a week full of cultural experiences throughout our community that begins long before July.
This year season ticket sales at the Center for the Arts are up 55% over last year. Since its beginnings as a theater and art gallery in 1995, it has struggled, but now things are booming. Executive Director Patience Long is excited to be part of the double-digit growth and a pile of community theatre awards.