Summer is a magical season. The kids are out of school, the sunshine seems never-ending and there’s no shortage of adventures that await. It is the time of the year that we celebrate our nation’s independence, host parties for our friends and family and enjoy the laid-back Southern lifestyle.

In our July issue, we take a look at summertime in Hendersonville, and we bring you several great vacation ideas that you can explore in your own backyard.

For example, we provide you a guide to some historical sites in Sumner County that are both fun and educational. In conjunction, we include an article about an awesome ride that can help you arrive at your destinations in style.

To keep the fun rolling, we tell you how you and your family can take a RiverShip Cruise down Old Hickory lake to cool down on a hot summer day.

Finally, we help you enjoy our local music scene by telling you about some great local bands who will be performing at area venues throughout the summer.

There is so much to see and do this month, and we have only scratched the surface of what is out there. However, we hope this issue gets you off to a good start.

Happy exploring, Hendersonville and Sumner County. We hope to see you around!