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.

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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!


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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

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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

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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

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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!