Find fall festivals in Franklin, Brentwood plus more local top stories from the week

The Cooper Trooper Pumpkin Patch opened Oct. 5. (Wendy Sturges/Community Impact Newspaper)
The Cooper Trooper Pumpkin Patch opened Oct. 5. (Wendy Sturges/Community Impact Newspaper)

The Cooper Trooper Pumpkin Patch opened Oct. 5. (Wendy Sturges/Community Impact Newspaper)

Read popular news on Community Impact Newspaper's website from the past week from the Nashville area.

Pumpkin patches, outdoor activities and festivals: 9 fall activities to add to your calendar in Franklin, Brentwood

The Cooper Trooper Pumpkin Patch opened Oct. 5.

City Farmhouse now open in Franklin

City Farmhouse opened Oct. 5 at 117 Third Ave. N., Franklin.



The shop, previously located in The Barn Door at 109 S. Margin St., Franklin, offers curated antiques and vintage home decor.

Kate & Lulu's Kitchen now open in Westhaven

Kate & Lulu's Kitchen opened Oct. 6 at 158 Front St., Ste. 110, Franklin, in the Westhaven community.

CoreLife Eatery opens in Cool Springs

CoreLife Eatery opened its newest location Oct. 1 in Cool Springs at 401B Cool Springs Blvd., Ste. 220, Franklin.

The restaurant offers salads, grain bowls, soups made with bone broth, rice bowls, tacos and protein-focused entrees.

Franklin announces 2020 Christmas events

In lieu of the holiday events traditionally held each year, the city of Franklin announced Oct. 1 a schedule of new, socially distanced holiday events for December.

Wendy Sturges contributed to this report.






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The Williamson County Schools Board of Education met for a work session Sept. 16. (Screenshot via www.wcs.edu)
Williamson County Schools likely to recommend extension of mask requirements in schools

According to Superintendent Jason Golden, staff is likely to recommend approving a mask mandate extension, citing a decline in cases since the mandates were approved.

Serrato's Steakhouse is slated to open soon in Franklin. (Wendy Sturges/Community Impact Newspaper)
See 5 businesses coming to Franklin; Bakehouse Wine & Spirits now open and more area news

Read the latest business and community news thus far in September from the Franklin area.

Owners Eric and Felour Shanklin opened the eatery in 2014. (Photos by Wendy Sturges/Community Impact Newspaper)
Pasta & Cream features fresh ingredients, unique recipes

Owners Eric and Felour Shanklin drew inspiration from their family for the menu when naming dishes—diners will find dishes like the Ivan ala Vodka and the Priscilla, each named for the couple’s children.

Wine & Design Franklin offers instructor-led painting session, including themes such as "Harry Potter." (Photos courtesy Wine & Design Franklin)
Wine & Design Franklin serves as creative space for parties, events

In addition to being able to choose from more than 6,000 different painting options, the studio also offers classes for themed paintings like fall landscapes or even Paint Your Pet classes.

Visit Franklin announced in September that tourism spending declined by more than 30% during 2020. (Courtesy Visit Franklin)
Williamson County sees drop in tourism for first time in 10 years

Tourism spending declined by more than 30% in 2020, according to Visit Franklin.

The boutique is now open in Franklin. (Courtesy CTGrace)
CTGrace now open in Franklin

The boutique is now open in downtown Franklin.

The city of Brentwood hosted a groundbreaking ceremony Sept. 10. (Wendy Sturges/Community Impact Newspaper)
Brentwood breaks ground on new fire station

The new station is slated to be complete in fall 2022.

The new studio opened near Columbia Avenue. (Courtesy The Lash Lounge)
The Lash Lounge opens in Franklin; cities to honor 9/11 and more top area news

Read the top business and community news from the past week from the Franklin and Brentwood areas.

The Project SAFE grant would go to school districts and local education agencies that had funding withheld for enacting mask mandates. (courtesy Adobe Stock)
U.S. Department of Education approves grant funding for school districts facing state punishment for mask mandates

The Project SAFE grant would go to school districts and local education agencies that had funding withheld for enacting mask mandates.

The new studio opened near Columbia Avenue. (Courtesy The Lash Lounge)
The Lash Lounge now open in Franklin

The lash studio opened in Franklin in late August.