Saturday, October 17, 2020
I, like most of you, have given this COVID-19 pandemic a lot of thought. Please understand, I fully grasp the seriousness of its impact. Early in the outbreak I lost a friend who was as fine a man as I have ever known. A few months later, one of my younger brothers had a frightening close ca…
HGTV started as a good idea. The hosts, often a female and her male counterpart, would walk viewers through the process of replacing bathroom tile, installing a stone façade to a fireplace, or converting an electric stove to gas. They would go from demo to completed project in one hour.
Thursday, October 15, 2020
Historic Granville Tennessee’s Mayberry Town is featuring an Old Time Craftsmen Festival during the month of October.
Tuesday, October 13, 2020
If it’s on the internet it must be true, right? Well, maybe not. Anyone can create a website and put information on the internet, whether it’s true or not. The internet is a valuable source of information, but we must be cautious to ensure the information is correct. Here are some ways to ch…
Neither rain nor COVID-19 could stop Watertown’s annual Fall Mile Long Yard Sale on Saturday.
Fall is my favorite time to garden since the bug pressure and heat are both minimized. I’ve got my turnips growing and I’m building some frames to put over my spinach and lettuce to see how long I can keep them growing this winter.
Saturday, October 10, 2020
A week or so back, I decided to go visit an old friend. So, I packed up some gear and headed for the Brim Hollow. I took two chainsaws, a 12 gauge shotgun, and my favorite little ax; but most importantly, I took my time.
The Phantom Fiddler of Fiddlers Grove presents Ghosts in the Grove on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 17.
I’m one of those people who dresses for the season ... not the actual weather.
Watertown’s Annual Fall Mile Long Yard Sale is bringing antiques, collectibles, food and more to the city square starting at 7 a.m. on Saturday.
Wednesday, October 07, 2020
The city of Lebanon is encouraging residents to celebrate Halloween responsibly and recommends that parents, children, and homeowners take precautions while participating in fall holiday activities, according to a city news release.
Tuesday, October 06, 2020
Handwashing is an easy, inexpensive, and effective way to help your family stay healthy. Studies have shown that handwashing can prevent 1 in 3 diarrhea-related sicknesses and 1 in 5 respiratory infections, such as a cold or the flu. When your family is healthy, you don’t have to worry about…
With the influx of home gardening this year, fruits are at the forefront of being the most popular. It’s a great experience to be able to walk outside and harvest fresh fruits and vegetables. This year has shown many people that gardening can be a reality with a little bit of work.
Mt. Juliet’s Town Center Trail greenway was nearly 20 years in the making, and the city celebrated its opening with a ribbon cutting on Monday.
Fred VanHook has hosted Wilson County’s Gospel Music Fest for 47 years straight, but he was fully prepared to break that streak in 2020.
Saturday, October 03, 2020
It has been a year of many challenges for many of us on a personal level and also in the world around us. The years seem to fly by more quickly as we grow older. When we were young the time would seem to creep more slowly than we wanted. Our anxiety to reach the age we thought would be the u…
I once heard a successful businessman say the difference in success and failure in life comes down to about a half-dozen things. He didn’t elaborate on what those half-dozen things were, but I understood where he was going with the idea.
Buckeye Drugs in Lebanon recently presented a $3,000 check to Sherry’s Run as part of their sponsorship for the Sherry’s Run 5K Run/Walk.
Cumberland University Community Arts Council is presenting the first annual Chalk It Up! Virtual Art Fest. The virtual art festival will run from Oct. 10 through Oct. 24.
According to Social Media (for most of us):
Tuesday, September 29, 2020
Tennessee Master Farm Manager is a new educational Extension program. The course will focus on solid business principals and efficiently utilizing resources on the farm. The Zoom-based webinar sessions will be held on Tuesday nights for eight weeks starting 6 p.m. Oct. 13. Registered partici…
UT Extension is teaming up with the National Fire Protection Association to promote this year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign, “Serve Up Fire Safety in the Kitchen!” The campaign works to educate everyone about simple but important actions they can take to keep themselves and those around th…
Saturday, September 26, 2020
My earliest memories of a cornfield take me back to a time when I was 4 years old. In those days my father harvested corn by hand. The process was called “gathering corn.” Two mules would pull a mule wagon through the cornfield. The mules and wagon would knock down two corn rows while my fat…
Do you know when I finally realized I was an adult?