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Fiesta Celebrating 25th Birthday

On a balmy September evening, Ken Stone graciously opened his fabulous Main Street home for a Fiesta to celebrate the 25th birthday of Center for the Arts. The party was complete with margaritas, wine and beer, as well as a Mexican feast...

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Charity Circle Tailgate Party

Football season was kicked off at the home of Dr. George Lien and Lynn Lien Friday night, Sept 20th. The event was the Charity Circle Tailgate Party where attendees came wearing the colors or their favorite teams.

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Featured Content

Fall Into Wine with Epsilon Psi

The lovely ladies of Iota Phi Lambda Sorority, Inc. Epsilon Psi Chapter recently hosted an elegant night of wine tasting and socializing at The Grove at Williamson Place in Murfreesboro...

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VIP at Home: @ Holmes By Design

Andy and Danielle Holmes are the dynamic husband-wife team behind Holmes By Design and together, they aim to provide customers with a one-stop-shop kind of service from selling their home, to building a new one, to better yet even furnishing the new one...

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VIProfile: The Hatcher's

Aesthetic + Wellness is just what is sounds like — it’s a medical practice devoted to helping people look and feel their best. Amy and Cary Hatcher are committed to offering clients a truly customized and exceptional experience all while making them feel right at home...

Stories from the Sidelines

There are sports fans, and then there are SPORTS FANS. The latter are the people who go out of their way to cheer on their team. Miles traveled adding into the thousands, a wardrobe heavily accented with a single color, and crazy adventures that land one in jail are the stories that “Big Fans” tell with pride. Something like the fisherman, the tales just keep getting bigger the later the season goes on.

Leading Ladies

Sonya Craig

Possibility Place is a nonprofit organization that focuses on providing opportunities for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Classes such as Life Skills, Vocation Skills, Social Skills, Health and Exercise, Life Enrichments, Current Events, Creative Arts, and Bible Study are offered as well as volunteer opportunities to help integrate them into the community. 

Leading Ladies

Meagan Flippin

United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties serves as the primary community solutions leader for human services, by identifying issues, developing partnerships, implementing a plan of action, and measuring and communicating results. Meagan Flippin began in a development role when she joined 10 years ago and took on responsibilities such as marketing, events, programs and services, and volunteer engagement over the years.

People & Places

SmartBank Making Large Investment in Murfreesboro

SmartBank continues to grow and invest in the Middle Tennessee market, recently expanding its Murfreesboro team by adding four key executives. The bank initially entered the market last year in both Tullahoma and Murfreesboro, and is currently evaluating future expansion. The four new team members include Brad Byrd, Freda Morgan, Bob Gerard, and Richard Fluharty...

October Issue

Editor's Letter

It’s no secret that women are the key to development and quality of life in our community. They are the “balancers of all things.” Busy doesn’t begin to explain the life of a woman: being mom, volunteer, cook, taxi driver, advocate and employee are just a few of the roles in her description...

Upcoming Events


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October 19, 2019

This is a family and dog friendly event sponsored by Rebellion Dog Rescue (recently launched in Middle TN to service overcrowded shelters, working to rebel against shelter dog stereotypes and be a resource to the local community).


October 21, 2019

The 2019 Portico Banquet theme is “For Such a Time as This,” featuring keynote speaker Sarah Hernandez, a young millennial actress fresh off the major success of the movie “Unplanned.” 


October 26, 2019

Are you ready for retirement? The decade before you retire presents you with some of the biggest decisions of your life - decisions that will affect you for 20-30 years after you make them.