Pampered Pets and Their Parents

 Article Rick Murray | Photography Rick Murray and Lynn Bowles  Across the United States, pet owners are going to new heights in the care and pampering of their furry companions. Today, dogs, cats and other animals are not simply adopted and provided basic care. Instead, modern-day pet parents treat their animals like family members. From exotic foods to extended veterinary care to custom grooming and…

Celebrating Family and Our 2-Year Anniversary

When you think of family, what comes to mind? Maybe it’s the people you share your mornings with: the wife or husband who makes you breakfast, the toddler who wakes you up before sunrise or the dog or cat in the kitchen just itching for a full dish of food. Maybe it’s the people you … Continued

August 2018 Around Town

Former LAPD Detective Promoted to Vol State Dean James Brown has been promoted to dean of the Social Science and Education Division at Volunteer State Community College. For the last 10 years, he was an assistant professor of criminal justice at Vol State. James retired from the Los Angeles Police Department in 2006 after 33 years … Continued

Kid-Friendly Hangouts in Hendersonville

 Article and Photography Rick Murray  During summertime and holiday breaks, local parents are always looking for places they can take their children to keep them active and learning. Fortunately, Hendersonville has an abundance of kid-friendly destinations that offer safe, affordable entertainment. From parks and entertainment complexes to learning centers, the City by the Lake has something to keep every child occupied.  By definition, kid-friendly…

Apex Business Center Ribbon Cutting

The Hendersonville Area Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon cutting celebration for Apex Business Center on May 16 at its Gallatin office on 1528 Hunt Club Blvd.

Anderson-Perry Insurance Ribbon Cutting

The Hendersonville Area Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon cutting celebration for Anderson-Perry Insurance on June 6 at its Gallatin office on 1528 Hunt Club Blvd.

A New Day

 Article and Photography Rick Murray  Since she was a little girl, Rachel McAuley has always loved horses. Having grown up in Hendersonville, she has vivid memories of when the city had many acres of beautiful pasture land holding stables filled with beautiful horses.  She began pleading with her parents to buy her a horse. For years, she always received the same answer:…

Five Things I Love

 Article and Photography Rick Murray  Eight-year-old Rashawn Hoosier is always on the go. The son of Jerome and Christie Hoosier, Rashawn is a rising third-grader at Beech Elementary School in Hendersonville. Every day, he approaches both school and outside interests with a passion. Whether participating in team sports or playing video games, Rashawn always gives his best. Despite his interest in recreational activities, Rashawn does…

Hendersonville Area Chamber of Commerce Awards

The Hendersonville Area Chamber of Commerce held its annual awards ceremony at the Bluegrass Yacht & Country Club on June 5. During the event, the 2018 Large and Small Business awards were announced, along with the Chamber Volunteer of the Year award and the formal introduction of the 2018-19 board of directors.