Cheryl Lewis: Libraries provide way more than books

I’ve always been a library junkie. I love it all: the quiet, the rows upon rows of books, the adventures and knowledge within.  There’s never an excuse to pass a day in boredom if there’s a library nearby. It’s a great place to write letters, do homework, people watch or keep a diary. Best of all, of course: it’s a […]

New primary care providers support growing Sumner County

Sumner Regional Medical Center’s affiliated physician practice group, HighPoint Health Partners, has added several new primary care providers to help serve the growing population of Sumner County. Dr. Kaley Bevel and physician assistants Ilysa Crouch and Kaylee Mayberry are the newest members of the HighPoint Family Wellness clinics, which include Fairvue Family Wellness at Sumner Station and Gallatin Family Wellness. […]

Jamming at the historic Comer Barn

  The rolling grounds of the Comer Farm were filled with scents, sights and sounds as the 3rd annual Barn Raising Music & Fall Festival made its return on Saturday Sept. 16. Held in front of the historic Comer horse barn, the six-hour event offered a variety of family-friendly activities for festivalgoers, including live music, food trucks, a vendor marketplace, […]

Dozer Day – a peek at future career options

On Saturday afternoon, Sept. 16, the front acreage of the Comer Farm was transformed into magical hybrid of construction site and amusement park to the delight of young visitors and their parents. Filled with the sights and sounds of heavy equipment in action, the location served as the home of the inaugural Dozer Day, where children were able to experience […]

Charter hosts Day of Remembrance for first responders

Charter Senior Living hosted its annual 9/11 Day of Remembrance & Ice Cream Social at the assisted living center last week. All local emergency personnel and first responders were invited to stop by and enjoy Petite Perle Sno Balls and Bruster’s Ice Cream. Approximately 50 local heroes attended the event and visited with residents, staff and volunteers of the center. […]

Cheryl Lewis: The chilly reception for 60th birthday was great

I love surprises! As my milestone birthday kept creeping closer, I began to wonder whether there would be another big experience to celebrate. After all, my last decade bash was a humdinger:  backpacking in Peru! I spent plenty of time pondering how I wanted to welcome a new era of “being old” and began to live vicariously through the vacations […]

Pets of the Week: Meet Dixie and Delilah

Dixie is an adult female mixed breed. She is spayed and up to date on vaccinations. Her adoption fee is $250. Delilah is 4-months-old and currently weighs 6 pounds. She is house trained, spayed, and up to date on vaccinations. Her adoption fee is $125. If you’d like to meet them or other adoptable pets, or apply for adoption, visit […]

Let’s all ‘Walk Across Sumner’ for good health

The Sumner County Health Committee is celebrating its 11th Walk Across Sumner campaign, a four-week physical activity drive to encourage Sumner County residents to get physically active and move at least 30 minutes a day, six days a week!   Walk Across Sumner is a Sumner County Health Committee campaign that encourages physical activity and raises funds for physical education […]

The Jason Foundation: September is Suicide Prevention Month

September has come to be nationally recognized as a time for education and reflection on mental health needs. Government and non-profit entities promote Suicide Prevention Month and National Recovery Month during this time. Though it’s true that increasing access to mental health care and expanded conversations about the subjects in online spaces have allowed some people to feel more comfortable […]

tnAchieves needs 234 volunteers in Sumner County

As students across the state return to school and begin their college careers, tnAchieves is hard at work to recruit the 6,000 more mentors still needed to support the TN Promise Class of 2024. In Sumner County, 234 mentors are needed. The college-going process can be overwhelming and stressful for any first-time student. tnAchieves mentors help to alleviate and calm […]

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