It’s hard to believe that in just a few weeks the kids will be back in school. So before that happens ask yourself these questions:
What memories did you create?
What special moments will you look back on?
If you haven’t made any yet, the good news is, there’s still time! Sometimes we just need a reminder to take action. Consider yourself reminded.
Now onto our very special summer issue.
Wilson County residents, Brandon and Linlee Allen shared some special family moments with us during our cover shoot this month. The Allens hosted the 2014 Patrons’ Party, Cumberland University’s premiere fundraising event that precedes the Phoenix Ball. Turn to page 16 to meet the Allen family and check out their beautiful home.
Unless you’ve been under a rock, you know we are in the middle of a very important election season. In fact, early voting begins on July 18. If you want change, there’s no better way to start than voting in your local elections. Not to say our presidential and congressional elections aren’t important, but understanding your local government is the first step to better understanding all levels of government. To commemorate elections, we created a link that gives you an opportunity to learn about candidates and cast a mock vote for your choice. See how your candidates fare on www.wilsonlivingmagazine.com.
Residents of Wilson County and its neighbors breathed a sigh of relief when word quickly spread that Lebanon treasure, Snow White Drive-In, would not be demolished. Instead Snow White owner, Billy Wyatt and staff will continue serving up signature dishes and desserts a lot of us grew up with. This good news made Snow White the perfect feature for “Living in the Past.”
In 2011, the first of the baby boom generation reached 65 years old. Since then analysts with AARP (American Association of Retired People) say for the next 18 years baby boomers will be turning 65 at a rate of 8,000 per day. This could be one reason there’s been an influx of adult residential developments popping up across the country. One of those developments is Del Webb Lake Providence in Mt. Juliet. While Del Webb amenities rival five star resorts, residents are serious about giving back to the community by volunteering. In fact, Del Webb’s Lake Providence volunteers have been awarded the President’s Volunteer Servicemaward three times. Learn more about our Del Webb neighbors on page 26.
The weather isn’t the only thing that’s hot in Wilson County these days. A few weeks ago, Lebanon resident, entrepreneur and star of TNT reality series “Private Lives of Nashville Wives,” Tina Brady, launched her hand crafted jewelry line, Music City Bling.
Since then, MCB has become a hot commodity among bling lovers across the country. Tina was kind enough to share fun facts about her new venture and gives readers a sneak peek at some of her creations in this issues’ Style & Trends section.
So have a seat, put your feet up and enjoy this very special issue.
Until next time, keep reading!
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- Angel Kane & Becky Andrews – Co-Editors
- Erin Brown, Denise Moore & Bess Anne Warren – Advertising Consultants
- Ken Beck, Dan Kane, Jana Pastors, Donna Neeley & Amy Rich enter – Photography
- Donna Neeley – Creative Art Design & Production
- Carrie Tomlin, Mary Anne Ferrell – Advertising Design
- Shelley Satterfield – Accounts
- Ken Beck, Dr Roy Harris, Randy Rudder, Sue Siens, Tiffany Cunningham, Amelia Morrison Hipps, Brody Kane, Sabrina Garrett, Elizabeth Scruggs, Amber Hurdle – Contributing Writers