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Valentine’s Day Aphrodisiacs: Appetizers to Stimulate Your Appetite

Every year I get into the same inner debate. . . . I wonder, is Valentines Day just a facade designed to fill the shopping void between Christmas and Easter? I mean, shouldn’t we celebrate love every day? Surely, love doesn’t get just one day. Surely a heart-shaped “be mine” candy or the act of […]

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MTSU Hosts Indigenous Peoples’ Powwow Feb. 24–26

The Native American Student Association of Middle Tennessee State University proudly presents the Indigenous Peoples’ Powwow this Feb. 24–26 at the MTSU Livestock Center. At one time, MTSU was included in the top ten powwows ranked in the entire country. This year, the Native American Student Association will renew this incredible tradition and sponsor an […]


Precious Angels Children’s Consignment Sale: Behold, Incredible Value When Clothing Your Little Ones

Precious Angels Children’s Consignment Sale, owned and operated by Angela Bauer and Jennifer Sherrod, may only be open for business about eight days each year, but by no means do the owners get the rest of the year off. A great deal of preparation, organization, promotion, cleanup and processing goes into each one of the […]

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Right Plant, Right Place

In last month’s issue, this column concentrated on converting storm water from runoff to property usage. This saves water, money and pollution impact. In assessing how to use the natural provision of water, I brought up the need for a landscape design of your property by planning with graph paper and drawing your “landmarks” to […]


Octavis Johnson, Zeke Cobb, John Turner, Zack Dobson Among New Blue Raiders Added on Signing Day 2017

Rick Stockstill and the Blue Raiders coaching staff finished wrapped up their 2017 recruiting class on Feb. 1, and it has stoked a lot of excitement amongst the coaches. According to, this year’s class is the best under coach Stockstill since his 2008 class which was ranked 64th nationally. While this year’s national ranking […]

Little Women: Catherine Birdsong plays Meg, Teri Beck Plays Aunt March, Haydin Oechsle plays Beth, Charlotte Myhre plays Jo, Ximena Lindsey plays Marmee, Bethany Hays plays Hannah

Onstage in February: Little Women, 9 to 5

Jo, Beth, Meg and Amy—Louisa May Alcott’s four little women—take center stage this February as Springhouse Theatre Company presents Little Women. Adapted for the stage from Alcott’s beloved novel, this timeless and enduring classic about the March sisters’ journey from childhood to maturity during the American Civil War has thrilled generations of readers since the […]

The Sun and the Moon - 48 x 30, oil on canvas, 2015, Mikey Winsor

Boro Art Crawl Is Back on Feb. 10, Event Features Local Artists Who Explore Color, Time and Space

Mikey Winsor will be one of the featured artists showing work during the Boro Art Crawl on Friday, Feb. 10, from 6–9 p.m., taking place in and around Murfreesboro’s Public Square. Winsor grew up in Marietta, Ga., and he has lived in Japan, Philadelphia, the mountains of North Carolina and, for the past year, La […]


From Equine Dentistry to Mounted Shooting, the Southern Equine Expo Celebrates All Things Horses Feb. 24–26

For the fifth straight year, Murfreesboro will again host both equestrian enthusiasts and their hooved companions participating in the Southern Equine Expo on Feb. 24–26. Located within the Tennessee Miller Coliseum, the Southern Equine Expo’s dedication to the improvement of horses’ lives through education and community involvement continues with an array of clinics, demonstrations and […]