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22nd Annual Starry, Starry Night

Selina Robinson and Jessica Seegert, Co-Chairs of Starry, Starry Night, along with their capable committee, transformed the gymnasium of Saint Rose of Lima Catholic School into a fairy-land for a Roaring 20’s party.

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6th Annual Light Up Local Firefly Awards

Locally Owned Murfreesboro (LOM) and Smyrna Independent Merchants Association (SiMA) recently honored a full slate of deserving businesses at the Sixth Annual Light Up Local Firefly Awards.

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2023 Backstage Masquerade Bash

The Center for the Arts recently hosted their 2023 Masquerade Bash Fundraiser. Fancied in their cocktail attire and masks, guests enjoyed a fun and glamorous night out with a blend of elegance and mystery.

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Formwork: Sculpting SRM’s New Corporate Headquarters

On a hill overlooking I-840 and West Jefferson Pike sits the new SRM Corporate Headquarters. Made of glass and cement, it grabs attention. Not just because of its location, but because of its architecture. The design is something one would expect in a much larger city.

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VIProfile: Madelyn Scales Harris

Mama always said I was just like my Daddy, a public servant,” said Madelyn Scales Harris. “That’s why I got into politics, even though I swore I never would because of everything that Daddy went through being the first black man on the Murfreesboro City Council.”

A Lot of Urban Growth, A Lot of Country Charm

Ten years ago, Rutherford County had a population of 263,708. Since then, the population has grown almost 35% to 355,199 according to the latest census information. It does not look like growth is going to slow down any time soon...

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May Issue

Publisher's Letter

With our May issue it is our opportunity to celebrate the local businesses, stores and entrepreneurs that make Murfreesboro and Rutherford County so special. The mission of VIP Murfreesboro is to highlight the great things going on in this community and focus around the philanthropy that goes on each and every month. 

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TriStar Stonecrest Medical Center's Level III Trauma Center Receives Verification

TriStar StoneCrest Medical Center has achieved verification as an American College of Surgeons (ACS) Level III Trauma Center.  TriStar StoneCrest was designated a Level III Trauma Center by the State of Tennessee Department of Health in 2018 and has become the first hospital in Tennessee to receive this additional, national verification. 

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6 Hometown Heroes Presented Awards

District Attorney General Jennings Jones and Child Advocacy Center Director Sharon DeBoer presented the 2023 Hometown Heroes Awards at the 8th Annual Hometown Heroes Walk for Children on Friday morning to six community leaders who have dedicated their careers to making our community a better place for children.

Upcoming Events


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May 30, 2023

Location: Sam Davis Home

Start time: 10:00 am


May 31, 2023

Location: The Public House TN

Start time: 5:00 pm