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What is Turtle Anarchy in Franklin?

Turtle Anarchy is a family owned microbrewery in Franklin that opened in July of last year. They specialize in craft brewed ales. Their beers are sold in over 50 restaurants, bars, grocery stores and hotels in the area, including McConnell House, Whole Foods, McCreary’s Pub and many many more. Turtle Anarchy is open Thursday and Friday starting at 5:00 pm and Saturday starting 4:00 pm. Like them on Facebook to hear about new ales and food specials.

Turtle Anarchy is located at 216 Noah Dr, Suite 140.

 

Where can I get some great Indian food in Williamson County?

Check out these two great places, both conveniently located in Cool Springs:

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Bombay Bistro

www.bombaybistrotn.com

9040 Carothers Pky
Suite B 111
Franklin, TN 37067

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Taste of India

www.tasteofindiatn.com

 101 International Drive
Franklin, TN 37067

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Where are some private gyms/personal trainers in Williamson County?

Now that your bellies are full of sweet holiday treats, it’s time to burn them off! If you’re looking for a trainer to motivate you and create a personalize work out program just for you, check out these great private gyms:

Fitness Together – www.fitnesstogether.com

Get In Shape For Women – www.getinshapeforwomen.com

Chadwick’s Fitness and Performance Training – http://chadwicksfitness.com

Franklin Boot Camp – www.franklinbootcamp.com

Temple Fitness – www.Templefitnessnashville.com

 

What’s the story behind Friendman’s of Franklin?

Proprietor and co-owner of Friedman’s, Carrie Drury and business partner Frank Friedman, have opened Friendman’s  at 1346 West Main in Franklin. If the name sounds familiar, it should. Frank Friedman is the son of the founder of Friendman’s Surplus and Outdoors, located in Nashville near Hillsboro Village. Friedman’s in Franklin will have a similar feel to its Nashville location, selling work, military and utility clothes. Drury will also be selling and renting canoes and kayaks out of Friedman’s as she also owns Franklin Canoe and Kayak Company.

For more, check out their Facebook page.

 

Where are some great pumpkin patches, in which my children can pick their own pumpkin?

It’s October, which means it is pumpkin carvin’ time. Letting your children pick their own pumpkin from a farm can be a great way to get into the fall season. Here are two great pumpkin patches to try:

  1. Gentry’s Farm | 1974 New Hwy 96 W Franklin 37064 – WebsiteWith over 25 acres of pumpkins, everyone is sure to find one they love! Pumpkin prices range from $1-$10, depending on size. Gentry’s Farm is open on the weekends through Oct 29th, so you’ve got plenty of time to get your Halloween pumpkin. Visit Gentry’s Farm on Saturdays 9a-5p, Sundays 1p-5p and Mondays 9a-12p. Reservations are not needed for Saturdays and Sundays. When visiting, bring cash or check; credit cards not accepted.
  1. The Cooper Trooper Foundation Pumpkin Patch – Website
    The Cooper Trooper Foundation was created to support families impacted by childhood cancer. Their wonderful pumpkin patch is located at the corner of Cool Springs Blvd and Mallory Lane (in front of Walgreens). The patch is open Mon-Thurs 10a-6p, Fri 10a-7p, Sat 9a-8p and Sun 11a-7p. Come pick a pumpkin for a great cause!

 

Where are some great haunted houses or trails?

If you want to get spooked this Halloween, check out these ideas:

  1. Leiper’s Fork Haunted Woods | 4108 Old Hillsboro Rd Leiper’s Fork 37064 – Website
    The “Trail of Fear” is open 7p-10p on Friday and Saturday nights. Proceeds from this haunted adventure will go to the Hillsboro Kids Christmas Fund.
  1. Haunted Franklin Tour via Franklin on Foot
    Learn all about the paranormal activity surrounding Franklin in an engaging haunted Franklin tour. Tour guests will hear ghost stories about many of the historic landmarks of Franklin, including the Carnton Plantation and Lotz House.Visit Franklinonfoot.com for more info and to purchase tickets
  1. Miller’s Thrillers | 1431 Carters Creek Pike Columbia 38401 – Website
    If you love to hate zombies, this is the Halloween event for you. Open weekend nights 7p-11p, Miller’s Thrillers not only offers Haunted Woods but also a Zombie Paintball Hayride. Yes, you read that correctly. Hop abroad the Miller’s Thrillers hayride and knock off a horde of zombies with a paintball gun.

 

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Where can I buy Halloween costumes?

Have a great idea for a Halloween costume but no idea where to buy it or the supplies needed to make it? Williamson County has several places where you can find a costume or get inspiration for one.

Check out:

Party City (8105 Moore’s Lane #1400 & 1630 Galleria Blvd in Brentwood) | Visit Website

Southern Wrag Co (5428 Parker Branch Rd Franklin) | Visit Website

Halloween Express Franklin (Seasonal Retail Store)
Halloween Express will be set up in an orange tent in the Macy’s Parking Lot at the Cool Springs Galleria.

How did Leiper’s Fork get its name?

Leiper’s Fork has seen quite a few name changes in its day. It was first known as Benton Town, after a man named Jesse Benton who purchased over 2,000 acres. Nancy Benton, Jesse Benton’s widow, renamed the town Hillsboro, after her home town in North Carolina. However, there was a legal snafu with the name “Hillsboro,” when the town opened a post office in 1818, because there was already a town called Hillsboro in Coffee County; therefore, the name was changed to Leiper’s Fork, after the Leiper Family who settled the land.

For more on the charming and historic town of Leiper’s Fork, visit here.

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Where can I go for a (nearby) get away?

Looking to get away and relax for the weekend or maybe just a night? Well, you can definitely relax at any of these great places, all located in Williamson County:

Farmhouse in the Fork

Blue Moon Farm

House Bed and Breakfast

 

What’s the story behind the new art gallery, The Copper Fox?

David and Lisa Fox are the proud owners of The Copper Fox, in Leiper’s Fork. Both are avid art lovers and will be showcasing original pieces ranging from pottery and sculpture to jewelry and blown glass. Check out The Copper Fox in person Tues-Sat 10a-5p and on Sun 1p-5p or check out their Facebook page!
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Where can I find a pet-sitter to watch my animals while I’m out of town?

If you’re in need of a pet-sitter and you don’t like taking your animals to a kennel while you are out of town, Fetch! Pet Care is who you need to call. They will match your needs with a pet sitter in your area. Fetch! Pet Care offers services ranging from daily in home visits to a pet-sitter who can stay overnight in your home.

For more information, visit Nashville.fetchpetcare.com.

 

Where do I go to vote?

Election Day is just around the corner. Williamson County residents can find their voting precinct here. If you’re not registered to vote, you can register here.

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Are there public tennis courts in Williamson County available for free?

Yes. If you’re interested in playing some tennis but don’t have a membership to a club or gym which has courts, there are several parks in the area with available tennis courts.

Check Out The Following List

Buckingham Park
1366 Buckingham Circle
Franklin, TN 37064

Jim Warren Park
705 Boyd Mill Avenue
Franklin, TN 37064

Crockett Park
1500 Volunteer Parkway
Brentwood, TN 37027

Where are car charging stations in Williamson Co?

Worried about running out of power while driving your hybrid or electric car? Don’t worry! Williamson County has many places to charge up, including the following:

2nd and 4th Avenue garages in Franklin
The Factory at Franklin
Cracker Barrell (on Franklin Commons Ct & Mallory Lane)
Brentwood City Hall
Brentwood Library
Embassy Suites in Cool Springs
Hilton Garden Inn in Cool Springs
Kohl’s

This is just a sampling of the places offering charging stations. Look here to find more stations. Simply put in your zip code to search for results or download the PlugShare or Blink App to get connected with the station nearest you.

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What is Blue Bag Recycling?
The city of Franklin is making it easier than ever to recycle, with curbside recycling pick-up. Simply purchase a box of transparent blue bags at your grocery store and use it for your recyclable items, excluding glass and Styrofoam. Place it on your curb by 7am on your scheduled pick-up day. By participating in Blue Bag Recycling, you’ll help your city become more eco-friendly.

Visit here for more information.
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Where is an after hours emergency vet clinic in Williamson County?

If you have a pet emergency, after your regular vet office is closed, you will need to go to Blue Pearl, located at 1668 Mallory Lane. They are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You can call them directly at 333-1212 if you have a pet emergency or just visit their office.

 

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What’s the story with Wonki Ware on Main Street?

You may have noticed a new store in downtown Franklin called Wonki Ware and you may be wondering what they’re all about. Well, Wonki Ware offers an array of South African dinnerware and table accessories. Owner, Di Marshall began working with clay, creating beautiful pieces of pottery as a hobby when she lived in South Africa. Her hobby turned into a thriving business with the help of two other potters and their creations were sold all over South Africa and eventually worldwide. Now, Di Marshall calls downtown Franklin home to her creations.

For more, visit www.facebook.com/WonkiWare

 

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Is Porsche of Nashville and Audi Nashville moving into Mallory Park?

Yes, Mallory Park will have new tenants! Porsche of Nashville and Audi Nashville will be moving into the “flagpole property.” A groundbreaking ceremony will take place on Aug 30th at 11a for the two businesses. Officially opening in Fall of 2013.

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Is there an international market/grocery store in Williamson County?

While there may not be one market that sells foods of various ethnicities, these specialty markets can help you create that dish you’ve been craving.

For Indian fare, visit
Spice of India
9100 Carothers Parkway 37067
Call: 771-7311

For delicious Italian ingredients, visit
Giuseppes 1933
198 Edmond Ct 37064
Call: 595-9528

For authentic Mexican ingredients, visit
La Villa Toreilleria
1223 Columbia Avenue 37064
Call: 794-8550

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How can I help Pewitt’s Freewill Baptist Church in Fairview?

Due to a devastating fire on July 30th, Pewitt’s Freewill Baptist Church is seeking donations. With your help, this 76-year-old church and staple of the Fairvew community, can rebuild. Monetary donations can be made at Bank of America, under the name “Pewitt’s Chapel Church.”

Upcoming fundraiser events will be listed on www.hopeingod.us and on their Facebook.

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If the Olympic bug has bit your children, they may be itchin’ to try some new sports, like gymnastics or swimming. If so, hopefully these places will give you and your family a place to start!

Where can I sign up my children for gymnastics classes?

For the tumbling, twirling and jumping enthusiast in your family, check out classes at the Williamson Co Parks and Rec Center or Harpeth School of Gymnastics.

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Where can I sign up my children for swim classes?

For the mini Michael Phelps or Missy Franklin, again check out your local Williamson Co Parks and Rec and Excel Aquatics.

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How can my teenager (and their band) be considered for the Spring Hill Battle of the Teen Bands?

Bands should submit their CD by Aug 17th to Darlene Monk at the Franklin Recreation Complex (1120 Hillsboro Road Franklin 37064) or Longview Recreation Center (2909 Commonwealth Spring Hill, TN 37174). Contestants must be 13-18 years old, in middle or high school. Four bands will be chosen from the submissions received to compete in the Battle of the Teen Bands, which will be held Sept 8th at Independence High School.

Find out more in this Williamson Source Article.

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Will anything change at the Factory since it changed ownership?

The Factory at Franklin has been purchased by an investment group called the Factory at Franklin LLC; however, it has been reported that the new owners have no plans of changing the Factory. They wish to continue to modernize the facility as previous owner, Calvin Lehew, has done for years.

The shops will remain and no workers will be laid off.

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I’m new to the area, how do I get my children enrolled in Williamson Co schools?

To enroll a child in Williamson Co. schools, you will need to bring proof of residency, two utility bills and a photo ID to the Williamson County School District Building, located on 1320 West Main Street, Suite 202.

Please visit Online or call 472-4000 for more information.

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Where are the recycling centers in Williamson Co?

There are several recycling centers in the area, including the following:

Fairview Convenience Center (1928 Fairview Blvd)
Wilson Pike Recycling Drop-off Center (1301 Wilson Pike)
Southall/Mile End Convenience Center (1140 Mile End Road)
Leiper’s Fork/Hillsboro Convenience Center (5406 Pinewood Road)
Grassland Convenience Center (1493 Sneed Road)

Some of these locations are open 24/7, while others are only open during business hours.

Please visit Here to find a recycling center near you.

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When is the back-to-school tax free weekend this year?

This year’s tax free weekend will be Aug 3rd-5th. Save big on back to school items, including electronics, clothes, etc..

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When and where can I catch the Puckett’s trolley?

Puckett’s food trolley has become a huge hit in Franklin, as well as Nashville. The best way to grab a bite to eat from the “Trolley Parton,” is to check their Facebook or Twitter.

With constant updates, you’re sure to find the trolley.

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What are the firework laws in Williamson County?

Lighting fireworks is illegal in the cities of Brentwood and Franklin. Fireworks can be set off between the hours of noon to 11p only on the Fourth of July in Spring Hill. In Fairview, fireworks may be used on July 3rd-5th also from noon to 11p. Government officials ask that those participating in fireworks should take precautions by lighting fireworks away from grassy areas and on a hard surface, such as concrete. It’s also a good idea to have a bucket of water nearby for safety purposes.

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Is there a place my child can go and learn a second language this summer?

Yes! Brentwood United Methodist Church is hosting a Foreign Language Summer Camp from July 9-13. Camp hours are 9a-12p every day. This camp is perfect for children K-3rd grade. For more information, visit www.tfli.org or call (615) 741-7579

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Where is the career center in Williamson County & what services
do they offer?

The Williamson County Career Center is on the second floor of the Williamson County Public Library. The library offers one-on-one 30 minute sessions with a staff member, computer classes and other resources to help you on your job search. The class schedule can be found at Here. One-on-one sessions are by appointment only and one must have a library card.

Please call 595-1243 to schedule an appointment or sign up for a class. To see what else the library has to offer, visit their Website.

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Where can my family watch fireworks on the Fourth?

Check out the following locations, which will have fireworks, games and more:

The Park at Harlinsdale Farm (239 Franklin Road) | Website

Crockett Park in Brentwood  (1500 Volunteer Parkway) | Website

Nolensville Ball Park (2310 Rocky Fork Road) | Website

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I’m on a budget, but want to take my family to the pool. Is there a place where we can swim without being a member?

Yes. Williamson County residents can swim at several locations. Try, the Williamson County Indoor Sports Complex, Longview Recreation Center in Spring Hill or Fairview Park and Recreation Complex.Admission to swim is $3.00 at these locations.

Check out what these centers have to offer at www.wcparksandrec.com

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What’s the story behind the new antique store in Spring Hill?

Antique lovers have something to cheer about! Henrietta’s Haul, a multi dealer antique store will open on June 11th in The Commons at Spring Hill. Not only do antique shoppers have a new store to hit up, but if you are an antique dealer, Henrietta’s Haul has vendor space available. The store’s hours will be 10a-5p Monday-Saturday and 12p-4p on Sundays.

Call 302-8080 or visit their Facebook for more information.

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Is Franklin getting a Frothy Monkey?

We sure are! One of Nashville’s most beloved coffee shops is expanding to Williamson County. This fall, Frothy Monkey will have a second home in downtown Franklin, across from the post office.

Go ahead and get aquatinted Here.

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What’s going on with the pictures on the board at the Downtown Franklin Starbucks?

The City of Franklin Planning and Sustainability Department is joining forces with photographer, David Braund, and Starbucks to host “My Historic Franklin” photo contest. A panel of judges will determine which photos are the best and the Top 25 are displayed at Starbucks and the top two photographers will win a Historic Franklin prize package.

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What’s the story of the Irish step dancing school on General George Patton?

Irish step dancing is a fast-footed variety of dance made popular by Michael Flatley. Champion dancer and performer, Kristin Butke, is passing on her passion of dance to student of all ages and abilities at her dance school—Kristin Butke School of Irish Dance.

Visit www.kristinbutkeschool.com for more information.

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Is it true that several stores will close to widen Hillsboro Road?

Yes, Franklin officials are negotiating the purchase of Mary Helen’s Pottery and an Advance Financial check cashing service, both located on Fifth Avenue. The purchase of these businesses will allow the city to widen Hillsboro Road. Mary Helen’s Pottery has been a staple of Franklin for 17 years.

 

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