Friday, July 13, 2012

Roll Out Your Rock Star at Rock Camp

Actors Point Theatre Company is hosting Rock Camp on July 16th-20th, 2012.  If you would like to register, please visit their website at

Thank you for visiting Life in Hendersonville, Tennessee!


Wednesday, July 11, 2012

All Ages Can Audition for Alice in Wonderland

You can audition at  Steeple Players for Lewis Carroll’s “Alice in Wonderland,” Monday, July 30th and Tuesday, July 31st at 6:30 p.m. at the Steeple Players Theatre, located in the City Square Shopping Center at 260 West Main Street, Suite 204 in Hendersonville. Steeple Players is looking for adults and children of all ages to fill a cast of 35 delightful characters and an ensemble. Please be prepared for a cold read from the script. For any questions, please contact the Director, Kym Sims at 615-822-7828 or visit their website at  

Good luck!!


Sunday, July 8, 2012

Oh the Places You Can Go Where Your Kids Eat for Free!

So far, I've found 4 restaurants in Hendersonville where kids can eat for free. 

Brixx Wood Fired Pizza offers free dining for kids on Sundays-Saturdays and it's valid from 4 p.m.-close.  You have to purchase an adult entree and dine in the restaurant.  You must present a coupon.  The coupon link is  Brixx Pizza is located at 300 Indian Lake Blvd., Hendersonville, TN 37075 and their phone number is 615-826-5907. 

Shane's Rib Shack offers free meals for kids on Mondays and Tuesdays after 3 p.m. with the purchase of a plate.  Shane's Rib Shack is located at 203 North Anderson Lane, Suite 107, Hendersonville, TN  37075 and their phone number is 615-264-2597.

Your kids can eat free all day on Sunday and Saturday at Steak 'n Shake.  You get one free kid's plate per $8 spent.  Steak 'n Shake is located at 207 N. Anderson Lane, Hendersonville, TN 37075 and their phone number is 615-822-4188.

Finally, Qdoba lets kids eat free all day on Wednesday with the purchase of an adult entree and drink.  Qdoba is located at 300 Indian Lake Blvd., Hendersonville, TN 37075 and their phone number is 615-264-4806.

I hope this helps and please let me know if you have any questions.

Thank you!


Friday, July 6, 2012

Bring Out Your Inner Artist

On Monday, July 9th, 2012 from 6:00 p.m. til 6:30 p.m., you can learn to paint a night scene with the Monthaven Art Society at the Hendersonville Public Library.  You need to register at the library's reference desk.  The library's phone number is 615-824-065.

Thank you for stopping by Life in Hendersonville, Tennessee!


Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Grab Your Clubs for the Annual Volunteer State Golf Tournament

It's almost time for the 5th Annual Athletic Association Golf Classic for Volunteer State Community College. 

WHEN:                  Monday, August 6, 2012
WHERE:                Bluegrass Country Club - Hendersonville, TN
TIME:                    NOON shotgun start –Registration to begin at 10:30.

Volunteer State Bank is also honoring Paul Warren, who sadly passed away last year.  Please show support for Paul Warren and his family and friends.  Volunteer State Bank will present the Paul Warren Memorial Corporate Cup Challenge.

If you need additional information or assistance, please contact either Stacy L. Womelduff at 615-230-3509 or or Bobby Hudson at 615-230-3445 or

Thank you for stopping by Life in Hendersonville, Tennessee!


List of Hendersonville Schools

Here is a complete list of Hendersonville schools for elementary, middle, and high school students.  The list does include public, private, and home school information.  **Some principal contacts need to be updated, but I will be updating periodically. 

Sumner County Board of Education

695 East Main Street, Gallatin, TN
(615) 451-5200

Elementary Schools

Beech Elementary School
Brenda Green, Principal
3120 Long Hollow Pike
(615) 824-2700

Nannie Berry Elementary School
Kathleen Kimble, Principal
138 Indian Lake Road
(615) 822-3123

Gene Brown Elementary School
Doug Binkley, Principal
115 Gail Drive
(615) 824-8633

George A. Whitten Elementary School
Adam Cripps, Principal
140 Scotch Street
(615) 824-3258

Indian Lake Elementary School
Jewell Mcghee, Principal
505 Indian Lake Road
(615) 824-6810

Jack Anderson Elementary School
Carolyn Lassiter, Principal
250 Shutes Lane
(615) 264-5830

Lakeside Park Elementary School
Vicki Shelton, Principal
204 Dolphus Drive
(615) 824-5151

Madison Creek Elementary School
Jim Daniels, Principal
1040 Madison Creek Rd.
(615) 859-4991

Walton Ferry Elementary School
Danny Sullivan, Principal
732 Walton Ferry Road
(615) 824-3217

Middle Schools

Ellis Middle School
Darren Frank, Principal
100 Indian Lake Road
(615) 264-6093

Hawkins Middle School
Jeff Helbig, Principal
487 Walton Ferry Road
(615) 824-3456

Hunter Middle School
Carla Esterling, Principal
3140 Long Hollow Pike
(615) 822-4720

Knox Doss Middle School
Mike Brown, Principal
281 Big Station Camp Blvd.
Gallatin, Tn 37066
(615) 206-0116

High Schools

Beech High School
Frank Cardwell, Principal
3126 Long Hollow Pike
(615) 824-6200

Hendersonville High School
Joni Worsham, Principal
123 Cherokee Road
(615) 824-6162

Station Camp High School
Art Crook, Principal
300 Lower Station Camp Creek Rd
Gallatin, TN 37066
(615) 451-6551

E. B. Wilson High School (Night)
Patricia Brown, Administrator
201 East Main Street
(615) 264-6085

Magnet School
Merrol Hyde Magnet School
Brad Schreiner, Principal
128 Township Drive
(615) 264-6543

Private Schools

Davidson Academy
Dr. Bill Cheney, Director
(Private, K-12)
1414 Old Hickory Blvd., Nashville
(615) 860-5300

Goodpasture Christian School
Ted Bloodworth, Director of Admissions
(Private, Grades K-12)
619 Due West Ave
(615) 868-2600

Hendersonville Christian Academy
William Slater, Administrator
(Private, Grades K-12)
355 Old Shackle Island Road
(615) 824-1549

Hendersonville Montessori Academy
(Private, K-3)
162 New Shackle Island Rd, Hendersonville
(615) 264-3401

Pope John Paul Ii High School
Faustin Weber, Principal
(Private, Grades 9-12)
117 Caldwell Drive, Hendersonville
(615) 822-6226

Primrose School Of Hendersonville
Lynn Johnson, Director
(Private, K)
107 Springhouse Ct, Hendersonville
(615) 338-4361

St. Joseph School
Sister Marth Ann, Principal
(Private, Pre-K-8)
1225 Gallatin Rd S, Madison
(615) 865-1491

Sumner Academy
Bill Hovenden, Headmaster
(Private, Grades K-8)
464 Nichols Lane, Gallatin
(615) 452-1914

Home School

Aaron Academy
David Longoria, Principal
(Grades K-12)
645 E Main St, Hendersonville
(615) 826-2595

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Stretch Your Kinks Out in Serene Yoga Studio

My HOT YOGA Place offers hot yoga, vinyasa, and core strength yoga classes.  Certified yoga teachers instruct people of all ages and abilities.  Your first class is $10.  Two classes cost $25. 

If you want to view My HOT YOGA's current schedule and rates, please visit their official website,

My HOT YOGA is located at 393 East Main Street, Hendersonville, TN 37075 and their phone number is (615) 822-9642 (YOGA).

Thank you for visiting Life in Hendersonville, Tennessee.


Fancy Bakery Shop Makes Fabulous Sweets

Faboo Cakes & Desserts offers the following yummy treats:
  • Cupcakes
  • Cupcake Towers
  • Brownies and Blondies
  • Heirloom Cookies
  • Whoopie Pies
  • Fresh Tarts
  • Pastries including cream puffs
  • Squares and bars
  • Homemade marshmallows
  • Candy
  • Sweet treats 
  • Wedding Cakes
In regards to pricing, ready to go specialty cakes begin at $22.50.  

Pricing for custom cakes are priced per serving.
  • Buttercream cakes start at $3.50 per serving.
  • Fondant cakes start at $4.50 per serving.
  • 3-D carved cakes start at $5.50 per serving.
  • Wedding cakes start at $4.50 per serving.
  • Standard cupcakes cost $2.25. 
  • Fancy cupcakes (cartoon characters, animals, etc.) are $3.
  • Jumbo size custom cupcakes are $4.50 (minimum of 6).
You need to place orders at least a week in advance.

Faboo Cakes & Desserts also will work with you to create custom designed sweet concoctions.  They use fresh ingredients, including real butter, milk, flour, sugar, and eggs.

Faboo Cakes is located at 287 New Shackle Island Road, Hendersonville, TN 37075 and their phone number is (615) 431-0239.

Thank you for stopping by Life in Hendersonville, Tennessee!


Thursday, June 21, 2012

Beat the Summertime Blues in the Coolest Place to Be in Hendersonville

On Saturday, June 23rd, 2012, you can bring your kids to Career Day at 1:30 at the Hendersonville Public Library.  Teens are welcome to watch a movie at 1:00.
 The library is located at 140 Saundersville Road, Hendersonville, TN 37075.
Thank you for stopping by!

Be Unboring and Join the Unbook Club

The Hendersonville Public Library wants you to join their Unbook Club.  You can discuss what you are reading on the New York Times Bestseller's List with others.  Please come to the library on Monday, June 25th, 2012 at 2 p.m. to join the discussion.

The library is located at 140 Saundersville Road, Hendersonville, TN 37075.  Their phone number is (615) 824-0656.

Thank you for stopping by Life in Hendersonville, Tennessee!


Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Photo Gallery

Please peruse the views of Hendersonville I photographed.  I plan to add more photos throughout the year.  You can click on the photos to view a larger version.  I hope you enjoy!


Sumner County Vintage Vehicle Club Information

The Sumner County Vintage Vehicle Club meets on the first Thursday of each month at Mimi's Cafe at 7 p.m.  If you want to eat and or socialize, you need to arrive at Mimi's Cafe by 6 p.m.

The club also meets for a cruise in every Friday evening behind Regal Cinemas at The Streets of Indian Lake from 6 p.m.-9 p.m. 

If you want to learn more, please visit for more details.

Thank you for stopping by Life in Hendersonville, Tennessee!


Tuesday, June 19, 2012

A Little Thank You for Reading My Blog

I appreciate you reading my blog and I wanted to share this view of Old Hickory Lake in Hendersonville with you.  When you need a quick break from the world's worries, it's always mind clearing to sit by the lake and unwind and simply be still.

I hope you treat yourself to a trip to the lake soon.

Thank you for stopping by Life in Hendersonville, Tennessee!


P.S.  I edit my photos with  You can tweak your photos and add text.  It is free for now and easy to use.  

Rock Castle is a Clever Chameleon for All Occasions

Rock Castle effortlessly blends in with elegant weddings, feisty country music videos (Miranda Lambert filmed her video, White Liar, in front of the exterior), and rugged Daniel Smith days (coming up on September 15th-16th, 2012) and creates breathtaking views and everlasting memories.

Rock Castle was built circa 1785 and its 18 acres overlook the tranquil Old Hickory Lake.  

Rock Castle is located at 139 Rock Castle Lane, Hendersonville, Tennessee 37075.  Admission is $6 for adults, $4 for children, and $5 for seniors.  Rock Castle is open from January 15th through December 15th, Tuesday through Saturday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

If you would like to learn more about Rock Castle, please visit their official website at

Thank you for stopping by Life in Hendersonville, Tennessee!


Monday, June 18, 2012

Annual Freedom Festival Sparks Up the Sky

On Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012, you and your family can ring in Independence Day at Drake's Creek Park at 4 p.m. for the annual 2012 Freedom Festival and enjoy music, food, crafts, booths, and children's area. You can choose food from more than 17 food booths. 

Smaller children can play on eight large inflatable jumping toys, water slide, and pony rides.  Kids' Zone prices are $5.00 for an armband or $15.00 maximum for the whole family.  Other food and game fees may apply.

Older children and teens can climb a rock climbing wall, bungee jump, and ride a mechanical bull.

The entertainment is as follows:

5:30 p.m. Big Nose Kate.
7:00 p.m. COMPASS presentation.
7:30 p.m. Garage Band Revival.
9:00 p.m. Fireworks.
9:30 p.m. Garage Band Revival returns.  

Happy 4th of July to you and yours.

Thank you for stopping by Life in Hendersonville, Tennessee!


Sunday, June 17, 2012

Please Support Local Farmers at the Farmer Market

You can buy fresh produce from the Hendersonville Farmer's Market each Saturday during the growing season from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at The Streets of Indian Lake. 

If you need more information, you can contact Cheryl Puryear at (615) 838-8238 or via e-mail,

Thank  you for stopping by Life in Hendersonville, Tennessee!


Friday, June 15, 2012

Of All the Libraries in the World, You Need to Walk Into This One...

On Thursday, June 21st, you can watch Casablanca for free in the large meeting room at the Hendersonville Public Library.  The event begins at 5:30 p.m.  The library staff provides free refreshments and discusses the movie afterwards.

The library is located at 140 Saundersville Road, Hendersonville, TN 37075.



Rosemary's Fruit Tea Recipe

My sweet mother-in-law, Rosemary, shared her famous fruit tea recipe with me. I hope you enjoy it.  It is simple and so good.

7 family size tea bags or 14 regular size tea bags
1 can of Five Alive concentrate
2 cups of sugar

Boil the tea bags in a medium pot for about 5 minutes.  Do not squeeze tea bags because it will make your tea bitter.  Add 2 cups of sugar. Stir the sugar until it's completely dissolved.  Prepare Five Alive per instructions.  Add your tea to the Five Alive in your pitcher. Be careful with glass pitchers.  They will burst if the tea is too hot.

Sometimes I use 1-1/2 cups of sugar and use 1 bag of green tea to make the fruit tea healthier without sacrificing any flavor.


Johnny Cash Parkway

The Johnny Cash Parkway opened in Hendersonville on January 8th, 1982.  You can find the sign on Main Street heading towards Gallatin.  It's hard to believe the Man in Black has been gone since 2003.  If you would like, you can visit Johnny and June's grave at the Hendersonville Memory Gardens (I've written a post about it on this blog).


What I Found When I Went Out Wandering...

I discovered several glorious finds during a walk around different parts of Hendersonville.  Along my wanderings, I found 3 turtles sunning on a log, a diving turtle, wild blackberries, ducks, breathtaking views of a local Church, and more.

Please enjoy the following photos of several places in Hendersonville.

I encourage you to wander around Hendersonville because you never know what you may discover along the way.  As always, thank you for visiting Life in Hendersonville, Tennessee.


Thursday, June 14, 2012

Haints Haunting Hendersonville

Ellis Middle School used to be Hendersonville High School.  It is rumored that a figure known as The Colonel lurks in the school's library.  A former custodian said he heard footsteps at night and others claim they have heard loud clanging sounds late at night.

Some believe that Colonel Barry haunts Hendersonville High School.  Custodians and staff members said they heard clanging sounds and witnessed fire doors opening and shutting.   A teacher sat on the bleachers and watched the cheerleaders practice their routines.  She heard  footsteps behind her, but no one was there.  She refused to go to the bleachers at night.

Others cite that a ghost with long black hair and black clothing haunts the grounds at Trinity City. 

I used to work at Hazel Path Mansion and a psychic came in the office and claimed she could feel the presence of ghosts in the mansion. One of the workers showed me a stairwell that leads to the cellar.  It definitely gave off a creepy vibe.

Please let me know if you have any stories you would like to share.

Thank you for visiting Life in Hendersonville, TN 37075.


Taylor Swift's High School

Please click on photo for a larger view.

Taylor Swift attended Hendersonville High School for her freshman and sophomore years.  Swift's high school experience inspired hit songs and videos such as You Belong to Me and 15 from her Fearless albumSwift met her best friend, Abigail Anderson in the 9th grade.

In order to accommodate her touring schedule, Swift transferred to Aaron Academy, which offered homeschooling.  Swift earned her high school diploma in 2008.

Swift donated $75,000 to Hendersonville High School for the lighting and sound equipment in the auditorium.  The Sumner County School Board unanimously voted to name the auditorium after Swift.

Hendersonville High School is located at 123 Cherokee Road, Hendersonville, TN 37075.

Thank you for visiting Life in Hendersonville, Tennessee.


Idyllic First Presbyterian Church Full of History and Charm

The First Presbyterian Church is one of my favorite places to look at in Hendersonville.  Even though it is on the busy main street, it exudes tranquility and stands out as a quiet remainder to slow down and focus on the important things in life.

In 1869, 17 people gathered together and petitioned the Nashville Presbytery to start a Church.  The Nashville Presbytery granted the petition and 12 members of the Gallatin Presbyterian Church became the first members of the Hendersonville Presbyterian Church.

The Church construction was completed in October 1869 along with the quick addition of the adjacent cemetery.  Many of the founders, Church family, and Confederate veterans are buried in the cemetery.  Major General Daniel Smith Donelson, Commander of the Department of East Tennessee is also buried in the cemetery. General Donelson originally owned the property.  His widow, Margaret Branch Donelson, sold the property to the new congregation. If you would like more information on Daniel Smith Donelson, please visit

You can visit the First Presbyterian Church at 172 West Main Street, Hendersonville, TN 37075.

Thank you for stopping by Life in Hendersonville, Tennessee.


Monday, June 11, 2012

Johnny and June Cash's Hendersonville Home in Ruins

Please click on photos for a larger view.

Bee Gee member Barry Gibb bought the late Johnny and June Cash's lakeside home in 2006.  Gibb planned to utilize the home as a vacation home.  However, a blaze started during renovations and ruined the majority of the structure.  Even though it is tragic that fire destroyed the Cash's home, it seems almost fitting that the home belonged mainly to Johnny and June.

Johnny and June entertained U.S. presidents, Billy Graham, Bob Dylan, Roy Orbison (he used to live next door), Marty Stuart, Kris Kristofferson, Bono, Tom Petty, and many fans and friends.  Johnny and June lived at their sprawling retreat from 1968 to 2003.  Part of Johnny's poignant video, Hurt, was filmed on his beloved sanctuary.

I photographed the property on June 11th, 2012. I have posted additional photos below if you like to view the photos.

June's favorite color was blue.  I thought this was a touching gesture.

If you would like to see photos of Johnny and June's home before the fire, you can visit website,

Thank you for visiting Life in Hendersonville, Tennessee!


Friday, June 8, 2012

Barnes & Noble Storytime Dates

Children of all ages can listen to stories, make a craft, and have a snack at Barnes & Noble every Monday and Saturday at 11 a.m.

Barnes & Noble's address is 300 Indian Lake Blvd., Hendersonville, TN 37075.

Thank for visiting Life in Hendersonville, Tennessee!


Murder Party at Nana Rosa's Restaurant

Nana Rosa's is hosting a murder party on Saturday, June 16th, 2012.  If you wish to reserve a space, please call (615) 431-0268.

Thank you!


Thursday, June 7, 2012

How to Contact Taylor Swift

You can contact Taylor Swift c/o Taylor Swift Entertainment, 242 West Main Street, PMB 412, Hendersonville, TN 37075.  If you want Taylor's autograph, you need to send a properly stamped and self addressed envelope (minimum size 8.5 x 4) with your letter and photo that you want her to autograph.  You can expect to wait at least 3 months for a response.

Thank you for stopping by Life in Hendersonville, Tennessee!


The Streets of Indian Lake 2012 Summer Concert Series

The Streets of Indian Lake will host free summer concerts on Thursday nights and Friday nights, June 7th-August 30th 2012 from 6:30 p.m.-9 p.m.

Thursday Night Series
June 7        Two Bit Eddie
June 14      Texarkana
June 21      Jimmy Charles
June 28      Jacob's Ladder
July 5         Red Light 11
July 12       Peter Moon Band
July 19       The Howard Fine Band
July 26       Rebecca Martin Band
August 2    Chuck Thomas & Friends
August 9    Top Tier Band
August 16  3Mags
August 23  Soul Soup
August 30  Big Nose Kate

Friday Night Series
You can also enjoy Friday night jazz music on the following dates:
June 15      Jerry Tachoir Jazz Group
July 20       Jerry Tachoir Jazz Group
August 17   Jerry Tachoir Jazz Group

Thank you for stopping by Life in Hendersonville, Tennessee!


Wednesday, June 6, 2012

2012-2013 Sports Guide for Kids

The following listings are for non-profit organizations only.

Baseball, Softball, and T-Ball
Hendersonville Parks and Recreation
Spring and fall baseball for ages 5-15, summer baseball for ages 4-12.

Hendersonville Parks and Recreation
Youth league play for boys in grades 1-9 and girls in grades 1-12.  Sign-ups in September and October for a November-February season.

Hendersonville Knights

Hendersonville Inline Hockey Association
Inline hockey for ages 6U, 8U, 10U, 12U, 14U, and 18U.

Sumner County Lacrosse Association
Lacrosse for boys and girls in grades 3-5.

Hendersonville Soccer Club
Recreational fall and spring soccer for children U4-U18.

Hendersonville Parks and Recreation
101 Maple Drive North, Hendersonville, TN 37075
Tennis lessons for ages 6-18.

Thank you for stopping by Life in Hendersonville, Tennessee!


Super Science Guy Lives Up to His Title

Richard Askey recently entertained a group of young children at my daughter's 7th birthday party.  He was voted best children's entertainer in Middle Tennessee in 2011.  He will come to wherever you want to host your party.

He is very affable, humorous, and likable.  He also gets every child involved in hands-on science experiments.  He came to our birthday party site, called up the day before the party to confirm the details, and was prompt.

I really appreciated that he did not limit the number of guests, set up and cleaned up after his experiments.  He took a lot of hassle out of the party and most importantly gave my child a party that she will always remember. He performed experiments such as:
  • huge bubbles
  • dancing coins
  • fizzy surprise
  • silly putty
  • electricity
  • foaming experiments
  • electricity experiments

 A 1-hour birthday is $150.  You can purchase additional features such as:
  • rocket launch for $20.
  • speed racer car for $10.
  • a volcano cake (feeds 15-20 people) for for $30.
  • cotton candy for $20.
You can also purchase a complete birthday package for $215, which is a $15 discount.
You can also watch a video of his science experiments at  If you need more information, you can call him at (615) 589-1968 or e-mail him at

Thank you for visiting Life in Hendersonville, Tennessee!


Free Kids Fishing Rodeo on June 9th, 2012

Kids ages 14 and younger can participate in a free fishing rodeo at Memorial Park, 149 East Main Street, Hendersonville, TN 37075 from 7 a.m.-12 p.m on Saturday, June 9th, 2012.  Just bring your poles and tackles (bait is provided).  If you have questions, please call 822-3898.

Thank you for stopping by Life in Hendersonville, Tennessee.


Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Barnes & Noble Lego Building Event

On Saturday, June 16th, 2012 at 11:30 a.m., Barnes & Noble invites parents and children ages 4 and up to visit their local Hendersonville store for the Lego building event. You need to reserve your space by signing the in store sign up sheet by June 15th, 2012.  Barnes & Noble is located at The Streets of Indian Lake, 300 Indian Lake Blvd Suite 340, Hendersonville, TN 37075.

Thank you for stopping by Life in Hendersonville, Tennessee!


Join Hendersonville's Quilting Club and Change Lives

The Lakeshore Quilters, a local membership of the Tennessee Valley Quilt Association,  is a group of approximately 88 sewers that share their art and talent on the second Monday of each month at the First United Methodist Church in Hendersonville.

The quilters make pro bono quilts for those in need and they also donate quilts to U.S. veterans.

The Lakeshore quilters meet for social time at 9 a.m.  The meeting begins at 10 a.m. and lasts until 11:30 a.m.  If you need additional information, please call Gladys Robertson at 615-859-3187.

Thank you for stopping by Life in Hendersonville, Tennessee!


Monday, June 4, 2012

Important Numbers

You can find numbers below for emergency, various city, newspapers, and utilities.

Important Numbers

Emergency Numbers

  • Fire/Police/Ambulance - 911 Emergency Only
  • Police - (615) 822-1111
  • Fire - (615) 824-1119
  • Sheriff - (615) 452-2616
  • Poison Control - (615) 322-6435
  • Crisis Call 24 Hours - (615) 244-7444
  • Dog Bites - (615) 452-4811

Various City Numbers

  • Animal Control - (615) 452-2400
  • Auto License Tags - (615) 452-4063
  • Better Business Bureau - (615) 250-4222
  • County Public Schools - (615) 451-5200
  • Driver's License - (615) 230-2995
  • Garbage Collection - (615) 822-1016
  • City Hall - (615) 822-1000
  • Health Department - (615) 824-0552
  • Job Service - (615) 451-5800
  • TN Dept. Employment - (615) 741-2284
  • Library - (615) 824-0656
  • Comcast (Cable) - (615) 824-8543
  • Parks & Recreation - (615) 822-3898
  • Post Office - (800) 275-8777
  • Voter Registration - (615) 452-1456


  • Tennessean - (800) 342-8237
  • Hendersonville Star News - (615) 824-8480
  • The Hendersonville Standard - (615) 824-4044
  • Gallatin News Examiner - (615) 452-2561
  • Nashville Business Journal - (615) 248-2222


  • Nashville Electric - (615) 736-6900
  • Cumberland Electric - (615) 452-3703
  • Hendersonville Utility (water) - (615) 824-3717
  • White House Water - (615) 672-3073
  • Nashville Gas - (615) 734-0665
  • Bell South - (615) 557-6500
Thank you for stopping by Life in Hendersonville, Tennessee!


Saturday, June 2, 2012

Little Ones N'Reruns Children's Consignment Store Review

Little Ones n' Reruns prides itself on fine quality children's consignment clothing and accessories.  You can shop for both boy's and girl's clothing sized from newborn through age size 16 and juniors sizes 0 through 3.  You can find toys, equipment, furniture, shoes, jewelry, backpacks, and hair bows.

Little Ones n' Reruns store hours are Monday-Saturday 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.  Little Ones n' Reruns is located at 235 Main Street, Suite J, Hendersonville, TN 37075 and their phone number is (615) 826-7050.

Thank you for stopping by Life in Hendersonville, Tennessee!


Monday, May 28, 2012

Save the Date for Hendersonville Public Library's Carnival

Bring your family to the Catch a Shooting Star Carnival this coming Saturday June 2nd, 12:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.  The Library has planned games and activities for people of all ages. 

Thank you so much for stopping by Life in Hendersonville, Tennessee!


Friday, May 25, 2012

Save the Date for the Hendersonville Flea Market 2012 Showings

You can visit the Hendersonville Flea Market on the following dates:

July 13th-15th, 2012
August 10th-12th, 2012
September 7th-9th, 2012
October 12th-14th, 2012
November 9th-11th, 2012
November 30th-December 1st and 2nd, 2012

Show Hours:
Friday 2-6 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sunday 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

You do not have to park or pay to enter the flea market.  You can browse a wide variety of products from over 350 booths.  If you need further information, please visit the Hendersonville Flea Market's website at

The Hendersonville Flea Market is located at 90 Volunteer Drive, Hendersonville, TN 37075.

Thank you for stopping by Life in Hendersonville, Tennessee!


Thursday, May 24, 2012

Get Your Summer Reading and More at Hendersonville Public Library's Semi-Annual Book Sale

The Hendersonville Library Friends' semi-annual book sale begins on May 29th, Tuesday at 10 a.m.  The sale is at the back of the first floor.  You can buy hard cover books, paperbacks, CDs, DVDs, VHS tapes, and audio tapes for bargain prices.  

Proceeds benefit the library's special programs and projects such as the Summer Reading ProgramIf you need additional information, please contact

Thank you for stopping by Life in Hendersonville, Tennessee!  

Have a blessed day.


Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Hendersonville Public Library's Summer Reading 2012 Program

Readers of all ages (from toddlers to adults) can register to read books to earn prizes and participate in special events.  Registration begins on May 29th and ends on July 12th.

Please read the rules below on how to register.

Good luck to you and happy reading!


Children ages 1 to 12 can register in the Children's Department.  You will receive a reading log to complete and turn it in for prizes.   You don't have to be registered to attend the  weekly fun themed programs scheduled through the end of July.  Click the Dream Big Read picture to see the calendar of events.


Young adults will "Own the Night" with mystery, mayhem and monsters.  If you are between the age of 12 and 18, you can register in the Youth Room.  Read and enter to win in the "100 minutes to win it" weekly drawings.  There will be other opportunities to participate in games, crafts and contests.  Click on the Own the Night picture to go to the calendar of events.

We have prizes for adults who wish to participate in the Summer Reading program as well.  All you have to do is fill out a entry slip with your name and phone number and the title of a recent book you read.  Turn it in at the Reference desk to be entered into the weekly drawings for prizes.  You will automatically be entered for the grand prize of a Kindle Touch that will be awarded on July 28th. 

Monday, May 21, 2012

The Steeple Players Theatre Presents Heaven Can Wait

You can fly on over to The Steeple Players Theatre with your favorite angel and treat yourself to Heaven Can Wait.  The play runs through May 31st - June 10th, 2012 on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m.

Heaven Can Wait tells the story of a boxer, who is mistakenly taken to Heaven by an overeager angel before his time.  He is allowed to return to Earth and live out the rest of his life.  However, his body has been cremated and he has to inhabit the body of a crooked investor.  The boxer sets out to transform the crooked man's life.  Does he has the skill and luck to make it through his 2nd chance at life?

Please treat yourself to the very talented cast and crew's production of Heaven Can Wait.  I hope you enjoy the show!


Friday, May 18, 2012

Streets of Indian Lake Stadium 16's $1 Summer Movie Schedule

The Streets of Indian Lake Stadium 16  kicks off their summer movies on June 5th.  They will show movies on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings at 10 a.m. for $1.  Regal Cinemas will donate a portion of the proceeds to the Will Rogers Institute.

Here is a following schedule of the upcoming movies and dates. 

June 5th, Tuesday (10 a.m.) and June 6th, Wednesday (10 a.m.)
Journey 2
Kit Kittredge:  American Girl

June 12th, Tuesday (10 a.m.) and June 13th, Wednesday (10 a.m.)
Dolphin Tale
Happy Feet Two

June 19th, Tuesday (10 a.m.) and June 20th, Wednesday (10 a.m.)
Legend of the Guardians
Yogi Bear

June 26th, Tuesday (10 a.m.) and June 27th, Wednesday (10 a.m.)
Cats and Dogs:  Revenge

July 3rd, Tuesday (10 a.m.) and July 4th, Wednesday (10 a.m.)
Adventures of Tin Tin
Puss in Boots

July 10th, Tuesday (10 a.m.) and July 11th, Wednesday  (10 a.m.)
Kung Fu Panda 2

July 17th, Tuesday  (10 a.m.) and July 18th, Wednesday (10 a.m.)
Spy Kids:  All the Time

July 24th, Tuesday (10 a.m.) and July 25th, Wednesday (10 a.m.)
Hoodwinked Too

July 31th, Tuesday (10 a.m.) and August 1st, Wednesday (10 a.m.)
Arthur Christmas

I hope you all enjoy your summer!  The Streets of Indian Lake Stadium 16 is located at 300 Indian Lake Blvd., Building T., Hendersonville TN 37075 and their phone number is 615-824-6817.

Thank you for stopping by Life in Hendersonville, Tennessee! 


Cafe Rakka's Lamb Rakka Recipe

Cafe Rakka's Lamb Rakka Recipe
  • 4 ounces coconut oil or peanut oil.
  • 4 to 5 Syrian black cardamom seeds
  • 1/2 tablespoon ground cardamom
  • 1/2 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 tablespoon coriander. 
  • 4 cloves of garlic,  smashed
  • 1 stick cinnamon
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 tablespoon turmeric 
  • 1/4 tablespoon celery seeds
  • 1/4 tablespoon ajowan 
  • 2 pounds boneless leg of lamb, cubed
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • Kosher salt
  • 1/2 tablespoon saffron
  • 16 ounces tomato puree
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup yogurt
  • 2 ounces sour cream
  • 4 dried figs, quartered
  • 1-ounce dried sweet cherries 
  • Fresh cilantro leaves, for garnish
  • Cooked basmati rice, for serving

In saucepan add 2 ounces of coconut oil, 2 black cardamom seeds, 1/4 tablespoon cardamom, 1/4 tablespoon cumin, 1/4 tablespoon coriander, 2 cloves of garlic, and 1/2 stick of cinnamon, 1bay leaf and 1/2 tablespoon turmeric. Cook over medium heat to toast for about 2 to 3 minutes, then add the lamb, 1 tablespoon lemon juice and salt, to taste. Let it simmer for 20 to 25 minutes stirring occasionally. When meat is cooked add the saffron and turn off the heat.

In medium saucepan add the remaining 2 ounces of coconut oil, and the remaining black cardamom seeds, cardamom, cumin, coriander, cinnamon, bay leaf and turmeric. Add the celery seeds and ajowan and toast for 2 to 3 minutes over medium heat. Stir in the remaining 2 garlic cloves and the tomato puree, and mix well. Add the remaining 1 tablespoon of lemon juice and cook for 10 to 15 minutes over low heat. Stir in the milk, yogurt, sour cream and salt, to taste. Cover the pan and simmer for 45 minutes to 1 hour, stirring every 5 minutes, until the color turns bright orange. Add the figs and the cherries and cook for 1 minute. Stir in the lamb, cook for 2 minutes, then turn off the heat.

Add a few cilantro leaves to the bottom of each serving bowl and ladle in the lamb korma. Garnish with more cilantro and enjoy it with basmati rice.

Which Hendersonville Celebrity Are You? Quiz

Your Personal Style:
A.. You like romantic clothing and frequently wear ethereal dresses, sequins, glitter, and cowgirl boots.
B.  You frequently wear all black clothing and you are not a flashy dresser.
C.  You turn heads with your wild and bright clothing.  You are not afraid to stand out in a crowd.
D.  You are down-to-earth and you are comfortable wearing jeans and a baseball hat or dressing up just for fun.
E.  You are very practical and always wear your military uniform with pride.

Your Personality Style:
A.  You love anything crafty and you faithfully pin ideas on Pinterest.
B.  You are very spiritual, humble, creative, generous, and unpredictable at times.
C.  Your friends describe you as naturally entertaining, hard working, and a bit over the top.
D.  You frequently entertain family and friends at your cozy home and you excel at cooking and keeping everyone happy and secure. You are a nurturer.
E.  You fear practically nothing and you possess a strong sense of work ethic and patriotism.

One Word Description of You:
A.  Sparkly.
B.  Stoic.
C.  Showstopping.
D.  Authentic.
E.  Patriotic.

Your Favorite Color/Colors Are:
A.   Purple, pink, or white.
B.   Black.
C.  Bright yellow and orange.
D.  Neutral.
E.  Blue.

Your Favorite Place/Places to Hang Out Are:
A.  Coffee shops, bookstores, and craft stores.
B.  The lake.
C.  Sports events.
D.  Your home.
E.  Historical sites.

If you answered mostly A's, you are like country sweetheart, Taylor Swift.

If you answered mostly B's, you definitely favor, The Man in Black himself, the legendary Johnny Cash.

If you answered mostly C's, you are like professional wrestler Jeff Jarrett.

If  you answered mostly D's, you are like country music singer and cookbook author, Trisha Yearwood.

If you answered mostly E's, you are like historical Hendersonville founder, Daniel Smith.

Thank you for stopping by Life in Hendersonville, Tennessee and taking the quiz.  Please share with your friends.


Monday, May 14, 2012

Free Movie Night at the Library on Each 3rd Thursday

The Hendersonville Public Library wants you to come by at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 17th,  for their movie club in their large meeting room.  They provide refreshments for free.  The library will be showing The Help and having a discussion afterwards. 

The library shows free movies on the 3rd Thursday of each month from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Thank you for stopping by Life in Hendersonville, Tennessee!


Saturday, May 12, 2012

Red Rooster Cafe Review

If your mouth automatically waters at the mention of meat and three restaurants, you need to skedaddle and make a bee line for Red Rooster Cafe.  Red Rooster Cafe's food is the mother of comfort foods and offers a variety of Southern cuisine.

I appreciated the friendly service, the cleanness, and the delicious meal.  Loyal costumers swarm Red Rooster Cafe like frenzied bees around a hive.  If you are in a hurry, you definitely need to arrive before noon. It is more spacious than I expected and we did not feel crowded or rushed to finish our meal. 

It is located at 801 West Main Street, Hendersonville, TN 37075.  The hours are Monday - Friday 6am-2pm Saturday 7-2 and Sunday 8-1.

Thank you for stopping by Life in Hendersonville, Tennessee!


Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Then and Again

Then and Again is a thrift store that features second hand furniture and home decor and antiques.  One customer said, "My favorite place to find "treaures! The owners are friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. Their consignment payout beats the local competition and I've taken a number of pieces down and had success. I've also found some awesome buys! I stop by often to see what's in."

It is located at 235 East Main Street, Suite P, Hendersonville, TN, 37075.  The hours of operation are 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM Tuesday through Friday and Saturday 10:00am-2:00pm.

For more information, please feel visit their website at  

Thank you for stopping by Life in Hendersonville, Tennessee.


Thursday, February 2, 2012

Nana Rosa's Italian Food

I have been waiting for over a year to go to Nana Rosa's.  It was worth the wait. 

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed every minute of our date night.  Nana Rosa's romanced me with an authentic old world Italian feel with hand painted murals, a red rose on each table, photographs of Italy, candle light, and a piano player.

Our server was extremely friendly, talkative, and hard working and she gave us A+ service.  We ordered artichoke dip, bread with olive oil, cheese ravioli, and spaghetti with meatballs. We enjoyed each tantalizing morsel and I definitely had to get a to go box for my portion.  My favorite part of the meal was the tiramisu. It's a cool creamy concoction artfully blended with bitter coffee and sweetly soaked ladyfingers.

You do need to get reservations on Friday and Saturday nights and for special occasions such as Mother's Day and Valentine's Day.

Another unique feature is that Nana Rosa's offer gluten-free selections.  You will find that the fine people at Nana Rosa's will bend over backwards for you.

Nana Rosa's was voted "Best of Taste" at the 2011 Taste of Hendersonville, People's Choice at the 2010 Taste of Hendersonville, Best Dessert at the 2009 Taste of Hendersonville.
Nana Rosa's is located at 109 Walton Ferry Road, Hendersonville, TN 37075 and their phone # is 615-431-0268.

Their hours are:
Monday-Thursday:  Dinner 5-9 p.m.
Friday-Saturday: Lunch and dinner 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Thank you for visiting Life in Hendersonville, Tennessee!