Nonprofits help guide creation of inclusive parks in Franklin and Brentwood; My Bag My Story focuses on foster care gaps and more top Nashville-area news

The Tree of Life play structure, pictured in this rendering at right, is a focal point of Franklin's first inclusive park for all abilities,  Ellie G's Dreamworld, which is projected to open in 2024. (Courtesy-city of Franklin)
The Tree of Life play structure, pictured in this rendering at right, is a focal point of Franklin's first inclusive park for all abilities, Ellie G's Dreamworld, which is projected to open in 2024. (Courtesy-city of Franklin)

The Tree of Life play structure, pictured in this rendering at right, is a focal point of Franklin's first inclusive park for all abilities, Ellie G's Dreamworld, which is projected to open in 2024. (Courtesy-city of Franklin)

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Nonprofits help guide creation of inclusive parks in Franklin and Brentwood

As Franklin and Brentwood pursue building all-abilities playgrounds, local fundraising efforts are helping to drive the process of making the new spaces a reality.

Early voting dates, times and locations set for Williamson County May 3 primaries

The Williamson County Election Commission announced March 17 the time period and locations of voting centers for early voters for the county’s May 3 Republican and Democratic primary elections.


Caroline and Luke Bryan chairing WIlliamson Medical Center's $25M capital campaign

The Williamson Medical Center Foundation has enlisted Caroline Bryan and her husband, country singer Luke Bryan, to kick off its $25 million “More for You, Close to Home” capital campaign to help support a major construction project to add capacity at the medical center, according to an announcement from the foundation.

Transitional home for women opens in Franklin; board approves luxury condos and more top area news

Read the top business and community news from March 5-12 from the Franklin and Brentwood areas.

My Bag My Story focuses on foster care gaps

An adopted child herself, Cara Finger’s early experience as a foster parent quickly made apparent the disorientation and difficulties the children she interacted with faced. Before long, the Brentwood resident noticed one of the things most children in foster care in Middle Tennessee lacked were cloth bags for their belongings, Finger said.

Martin Cassidy contributed to this report.