A Season of Giving

As we turn the page of this year’s calendar to December, it seems like it was just yesterday we were singing carols, unwrapping gifts and toasting to 2017. Now—as unbelievable as it may seem—it’s time to do it all over again.

Once Upon a Time Ribbon by Amy Ribbon-Cutting

The Hendersonville Area Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon-cutting and grand opening celebration for Once Upon a Time by Amy 
(Amy Robinson Sparks) on August 31 at 1050 Glenbrook Way, Suite 440, in Hendersonville.

Sumner County Child Safety Day

The third annual Sumner County Child Safety Day was held September 23 at Triple Creek Park in Gallatin. Several hundred children and adults attended the event which provided four hours of fun, food and entertainment.

Pumpkin Patch Festival

The annual Hendersonville Pumpkin Patch Festival was held Saturday, October 14,  at the Streets of Indian Lake. Under clear blue skies, 
thousands of children and their parents enjoyed the food, music, magic shows, costume contests and selecting Halloween pumpkins.

A Taste of Hendersonville

The 2017 Taste of Hendersonville was held September 29 at the Streets of Indian Lake. Produced by the Hendersonville Area Chamber of Commerce and primary sponsor the Goddard School, the event featured more than 50 restaurants/vendors who were visited by hundreds of attendees.

December 2017 Around Town

The Sumner County Family YMCA hosted its first From Discovery to Recovery Breast Cancer Awareness luncheon on September 26 at the First Baptist Church in Hendersonville. Coinciding with the October arrival of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the event provided an exploration of the breast cancer cycle, from detection to post-treatment recovery.

Hendersonville HolidayFest

During the holiday season, many communities around the world host signature events that are built around local customs and traditions.  These events, ranging from tree lighting ceremonies to parades, help bring residents together each year in a spirit of good cheer and fellowship. In Hendersonville, however, the holiday season is not limited to just one or two such events. Instead, the…

Cheers to the New Year

With the holiday season just around the corner, we asked a few local community members to share what 2017 has meant to them and what they look forward to celebrating in 2018. 


As Sandy Lovett, director of the Literacy Council of Middle Tennessee, shares a story about a student who was struggling with classwork, and then, with the help of the center, is now on the honor roll, she gets emotional. It is clear that serving as the director of the council and being an educator is deeply important to her. She…

Inside Hendersonville Lifestyle’s Cookie Jar

"In March of 2013, I went from the security of corporate life to the adventure of being an entrepreneur with Cookie Advantage," Bruce Lange says. "We are a customer appreciation company, and our goal is to wow the clients and customers of the companies we work with. We send fresh-baked goodies in custom tins and even include the recipe for…