Tim Yanke: Abstract Musings Art Exhibition

The Monthaven Arts & Cultural Center hosted a reception for abstract artist Tim Yanke on Dec. 8. The event was held in conjunction with his new exhibit, “Abstract Musings,” which will be on display at Monthaven through Feb. 10.

Tim draws his inspiration from the music he has playing whenever he is in front of a canvas with a brush or other tool in hand. He thoroughly enjoys incorporating both song lyrics and titles into his work in a “loose, illegible, scripty” manner.

Vol State Logistics Adds New Simulations

Volunteer State Community College is constantly modifying its logistics and supply chain management curriculum to keep pace with the evolving manufacturing and distribution landscape. The ultimate goal is to better align classroom education with real-world needs.

In support of this effort, the college has increased the number of “real-world” simulations available to students studying logistics and supply chain management. The classes now include weekly case studies that show how changing technologies are affecting the distribution industry.

Wreaths Across America

The annual Wreaths Across America memorial event was held at the historic Gallatin City Cemetery on Dec. 15. During the event, volunteers honored the memories of veterans by placing Christmas wreaths on their graves. In addition to Gallatin, the event was commemorated at more than 1,400 U.S. and foreign burial locations on both land and sea.

This year’s ceremony was highlighted by the laying of wreaths representing all branches of the armed services (Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and Coast Guard), as well as the Merchant Marine and POWs/MIAs.

Vol State Celebrates Fall Graduation

Volunteer State Community College held its fall commencement on Saturday, Dec. 15. During the ceremony, more than 800 students received their college degrees.

The fall graduating class was a diverse group, including students from 24 different countries. In addition, there were 302 TN Promise students who graduated under a special program designed to increase the percentage of college degree holders in Tennessee.

Station Camp Women’s Soccer Donates to After Breast Cancer Program

The Station Camp Women’s Soccer program donated a check for $1,400 to the Sumner County Family YMCA After Breast Cancer (ABC) program on Dec. 27. The donation will be used to help fund the ABC program, which provides physical, emotional and nutritional support for women who are recovering from breast cancer.


Sumner County Family YMCA Holds Frostbite Races and Plunge

The Sumner County Family YMCA hosted its annual Frostbite races and Polar Plunge on Saturday, Dec. 29. A record crowd of more than 450 runners participated in the 10K and 5K races. There was also a children’s run that was held indoors on the YMCA’s track. Following the races, 10 swimmers braved the 35-degree temperatures to take part in the annual Polar Plunge dive into the outside pool.