Archive for September, 2014
September 26, 2014
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The weather is cooling, the leaves are turning, Starbucks line is hoping (more than usual)…it’s fall, or as some know it…Pumpkin Everything Season!  Pumpkin: spiced lattes, bread, muffins, cookies, pies, shampoo, facials, beer, candles, popcorn, soup, ravioli, and so much more. With pumpkins comes fun fall activities: pumpkin carving and painting, hayrides, corn mazes, bonfires, pumpkin patches, apple picking, and apple cider tasting.  Grab your kids, family, and friends and get outside to enjoy these fun activities.  West Tennessee has…

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September 19, 2014
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West Tennessee is blessed with so many opportunities to see live theater.  Yes, it probably costs more to go watch a performance live, but the talent these performers have is totally worth it.  They don’t have 700 takes to get it right…just 1.  As Neil Patrick Harris said in the opening of the 2013 Tony Awards, “See on Broadway we don’t need extreme close-ups to prove we are singing live.  We sing live 8 shows a week, check it.” (yep,…

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September 11, 2014
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Where were you on September 11, 2001 at 8:46AM? I was moving from math to history class in 8th grade, when I walked by the large TV as the 2nd plane crashed into the 2nd World Trade Center Tower.  It’s something I’ll never forget.  Where were you? This day comes around every year. Every year we are all hustling to reach deadlines and often forget about that tragic event that took place 13 years ago. However, when we sit at…

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September 5, 2014
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Everywhere we go we are surrounded by the past.  It’s not something we need to dwell on, but instead learn from it.  Buildings tend to hold the secrets and the history within their walls and it’s something that should be cherished.  You don’t have to be a Historic Preservationist to appreciate the plaster walls, a slate roof, flemish brick bond, or heart pine floors.  The beauty in these buildings are the details and craftsmanship.  They were designed to last over…

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