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3rd Annual Boots and Brews

The Third Annual Boots and Brews party, benefitting The Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Center, recently took place at the Copper Ridge Event Venue in Murfreesboro. The shindig boasted nearly 20 beer, wine and spirit vendors, predominately local to the middle Tennessee and surrounding area.

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5th Annual Firefly's Supper

The Fifth Annual Doors of Hope’s Firefly Supper recently took place at the Fountains of Gateway in Murfreesboro. With cocktails on the verandah and dinner inside at beautifully decorated tables, the unique event brought together local chefs for a “farm to table” dining experience...

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Barks and Bourbon

Amanda Oliver and her staff at Beesley Animal Foundation are ever creative in fund-raising ideas and this September event at Belle Meadows Farm in Lascassas was no exception. There were some real “party animals” in attendance...

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VIP at Home: The Burks

There’s an old saying that goes like this: A goal without a plan is nothing more than a wish. Nicole and Brandon Burks’ story is a good example of how that statement can be applied to building one’s dream home from the ground up.

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VIProfile: John Harney

John Harney is a lifelong resident of Rutherford County where he is a commercial real estate broker with the Parks Group and CEO of Part Trust Development. He began his real estate career in 1984 and in 1989 moved to Bob Parks Realty to help create the commercial sales division...

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.

November Issue

Editor's Letter

It’s November! In my opinion, it’s one of the “coziest” months of the year. The Tennessee heat finally settles, so we can snuggle up around a fire with friends and family while enjoying each other’s company on cool November nights. We finally have “sweater weather” where even our clothing seems to wrap us in comfort...

People & Places

Good Samaritan Pays for Pets' Adoption Fees at Local Shelter

A Rutherford County couple has paid for almost all adoption fees of the cats and dogs at the Pet Adoption & Welfare Services (PAWS) shelter.PAWS Animal Specialist, Baileigh Back, says the couple came up to her and simply wanted to help all the pets at the shelter find homes. “I went over the adoption fees of all the pets, and without hesitation they requested to pay for the fees of all the pets that were currently up for adoption,” says Baileigh Back.

People & Places

Children of Fallen Soldiers to Receive Christmas Presents

S.O.S. (Season of Sacrifice) Christmas is a pilot program that started in 2018 serving these special children with Christmas presents. We are excited to announce that we will be back in New York for the second year to serve even more children than last year! (SOS Christmas 2018)American citizens will be given the opportunity to sponsor a family, beginning November 1st, and drop presents off to an ASC drop-off location on December 14th. 

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. 

Upcoming Events


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November 22, 2019–January 20, 2020

The third annual Winterfest at Fountains at Gateway brings outdoor ice skating and holiday activities to Murfreesboro, November 22, 2019 through January 20, 2020. The festival creates a magical experience for all ages with beautiful holiday lights, decorations and music on the central plaza.