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In this difficult time of distance and separation, few things are as rewarding as finding a meaningful way to give back. As Tennesseans, we have a historic legacy of cooperative volunteerism to uphold; they don’t call us The Volunteer State for nothing! Having had the privilege of meeting and working with thousands of you through the years, we are confident the same bravery and warmth of heart runs through your veins as boldly as it did in those of our ancestors in 1812, 1846, and again during the conflict at the Alamo. 

Beyond the altruistic motivations that usually lead us to help others, volunteering has been empirically proven to give us a boost to both our mental and physical wellbeing! If you’re feeling down, lonely, or even simply bored, we

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Coffee drinkers, gather ‘round! We think you’ll agree that virtually nothing compares to a fresh, piping hot mug of coffee on a cold winter morning, and these local roasters and coffee shops are the best in Middle Tennessee. The shops featured here are all independently-owned, ensuring that your earnings continue to circulate locally here in your community. Supporting small businesses is more important now than at any other time, so we encourage you to pop on your mask and pick up a beverage and a delicious bite to eat at any one of the following delightful locations.

Brass Horn Coffee Roasters
Murfreesboro, TN
brasshorncoffee.com

Owned and operated by two local gentlemen, this spacious, high-end specialty coffee shop is famous for delivering

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It's that time of the month again! We are excited to announce November's LoLo gifts! There are so many unique, wonderful, local businesses in Middle Tennessee and it's time to celebrate them this month!

LoLo, Locals Supporting Locals, is an amazing program for your Parks REALTOR® to give to you! Each month, a completely free, new gift comes to your cell phone for you to enjoy. The gifts are selected by county and are only for local businesses, no nationwide chains!

LoLo helps remind us to shop local and support our friends and neighbors! Here are November's gifts to you!

Franklin Mercantile Deli

Williamson County

A local staple and tourist favorite, the Franklin Mercantile Deli has been owned and operated by Graeme and Corrie Asch

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As you plan some adventures to close out 2020, you probably need to keep an eye on your budget as we near the holiday season. Fortunately, Middle Tennessee is filled with frugal ways to entertain children, and a great many of them are fun for the whole family!

Today, we’ve lined up Parks’ top picks for Affordable Family Trips. Did we include your favorite? Let us know in the comments below.

Adventure Science Center
Nashville, TN
adventuresci.org

Rain or shine, Nashville’s Adventure Science Center is an outstanding educational destination for families with young children. Let your mind run wild at this ASTC Member museum designed to give kids and adults a place to interact with science in a personal, multi-sensory way. Explore a working

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It's that time of the month again! We are excited to announce October's LoLo gifts! There are so many unique, wonderful, local businesses in Middle Tennessee and it's time to celebrate them this month!

LoLo, Locals Supporting Locals, is an amazing program for your Parks REALTOR® to give to you! Each month, a completely free, new gift comes to your cell phone for you to enjoy. The gifts are selected by county and are only for local businesses, no nationwide chains!

LoLo helps remind us to shop local and support our friends and neighbors! Here are July's gifts to you!

Chill Spot

Williamson County

The Chill Spot is a must-visit for anyone in Williamson County! They serve healthy and refreshing wrap sandwiches, salads, Bubble Tea, and

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Real estate sales are primarily a localized market. That's why you wouldn't ask a Dallas real estate agent for assistance in purchasing a duplex in St. Louis. Likewise, you wouldn't ask a San Diego mechanic to winterize your Denver car or a Tallahassee-based educator what he thinks about the public school system in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

While it's true that a professional's industry knowledge will extend nationally, their expertise is specific to the local market they serve. The same goes for mortgage professionals. Here are more reasons to choose a local mortgage professional's expertise over a faceless, impersonal "rocket" one. 

The Neighborhoods We Serve Are Our Neighborhoods

Each neighborhood has a particular flavor that makes it

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Autumn has returned to Tennessee, and with it, a cape of riotous crimson and gold hues is rippling down the Great Smokies to the valley floors. Despite the hurdles the pandemic continues to raise, we’re proud to say that our local farmers have nevertheless been hard at work preparing beautiful corn mazes for children and adults alike to conquer.

Today, we’re sharing our picks for the Best Corn Mazes in Tennessee, from petite to mega-massive! If a homegrown challenge is just your speed, then don your pumpkin-patch boots, grab a sweater, and high-tail it over to a maze in your neck of the woods.

Please note: Due to current social distancing requirements, each farm has established new rules to keep each group of guests a safe distance from other patrons.

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It's that time of the month again! We are excited to announce September's LoLo gifts! There are so many unique, wonderful, local businesses in Middle Tennessee and it's time to celebrate them this month!

LoLo, Locals Supporting Locals, is an amazing program for your Parks REALTOR® to give to you! Each month, a completely free, new gift comes to your cell phone for you to enjoy. The gifts are selected by county and are only for local businesses, no nationwide chains!

LoLo helps remind us to shop local and support our friends and neighbors! Here are September's gifts to you!

Burger Republic

Davidson, Wilson, and Rutherford County

Who doesn't love a mouth-watering gourmet burger? Burger Republic serves some of the best burgers you'll

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Summer is drawing to a close, and soon it will be time to plant our fall selections. Fall’s riotous colors are a delightful addition to the yard and garden, provided one has a green thumb, right? Not so, at least not anymore! Gardening success is mainly contingent upon one main thing: learning and implementing the best information about caring for the already-healthy plants you decide to purchase. That’s precisely why the garden center you choose matters so much. Today, let’s talk about the best local garden centers in Middle Tennessee!

When the Parks team sat down to discuss this list, we knew exactly what kind of experience we wanted you to have. In short, the garden centers below were selected because they offer a specially curated selection of

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Once nearly a lost art in Tennessee, grape growing has resurged as the demand for tobacco crops has fallen since the 1980s. Though the hot and humid climate here has presented challenges, vintners have adapted, allowing grapes to become a major source of revenue once again. Now, Tennessee is proud of the many wineries that have sprung up to meet the community’s desire for local, well-made wines. 

This summer, we’ve been touring wineries throughout the region, and today we’re sharing our picks for the Best Vineyards in Middle Tennessee! 

Whether you head out now to take advantage of the last weeks of summer or visit the wineries during this fall’s crush, our local wineries are sure to appreciate your support more than ever due to this season’s

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