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Get ready to rock at Rock Zone PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, May 6, 2014

If you ask most adults why they gave up playing an instrument or singing, they’ll often say the lessons were boring and they “never really did anything with it.” 

Rock Zone Music School just opened at 11902 Lebanon Road in Mt. Juliet. 

It aims to make learning to sing or playing an instrument fun for all ages, and best of all, there’s the opportunity to be part of the Rock Zone band that performs at venues around Nashville, complete with professional sound, video and production. 

In fact, students are starting to ramp up their rehearsals for their first show at 

The Hard Rock Cafe in Downtown Nashville on Tuesday June 10th.

This is you or your kid’s chance to be a rock star, for real. 

What better way to encourage someone to practice and try new things than to say, “Hey, you and the band have a gig coming up—in front of the public!”

Rock Zone’s coaches are working Nashville musicians who work directly with students, offering valuable advice and guidance regarding the music industry and all it encompasses. 

In addition to Rock Zone’s rock band group lessons, private lessons are available, as well as a summer camp and songwriter bootcamp. 

Four key instruments are taught at Rock Zone: guitar, bass, drums and keys. Voice lessons are available as well.

For those who want to learn to play some of the best rock songs ever written and/or write original music and share it in public, Rock Zone School Of Music is the place to be in Mt. Juliet. 

Call (615)562-0070 to register for lessons or camps, or visit to find out more information and/or register online. 

CedarStone Bank to hold 10 year celebration PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, April 8, 2014

On Thursday, April 17, CedarStone Bank will host a community celebration of 10 years of service in Lebanon, Mt. Juliet and Donelson. The event, which is open to the public, is from 5 to 7 p.m. at the bank’s headquarters at 900 West Main Street in Lebanon. The celebration will feature live music by local favorite Tick Bryan and The CedarStones, refreshments, and fellowship. “We have coordinated efforts between the Chambers of Commerce offices in Lebanon, Mt. Juliet and Donelson for this event and expect a terrific turnout,” said CedarStone Bank President and CEO Robert L. McDonald.

In early 2003, a diverse group of business and community leaders in Wilson County began to visualize a new bank in Lebanon and Mt. Juliet – a bank that would be known for returning to the simple basics of banking: friendly, experienced bankers conveniently delivering superior services to both individuals and businesses. CedarStone Bank opened its doors for business in April 2004. Since that time, CedarStone Bank has become known as a true community bank, with a strong commitment to education and to developing a positive business climate.

“We are appreciative of what our bank has accomplished over the past 10 years,” said Nelson Steed, Chairman of the Board of Directors.  “Much of that can be attributed to our first priority of serving our customers and our communities.  Our bank’s name reflects this.  Cedar and Stone represents strength and integrity, which resembles our communities,” Steed continued.

The Board of Directors include:  Nelson Steed, Chairman, Jackie Cowden, Vice Chair, Kevin Bay, Secretary, Brownie Vantrease, Bancroft O’Quinn, Jr., MD, Don Moser, and Bob McDonald, President and CEO.  The Executive Officers helping to form the bank include: Hank Stuart, Executive Vice President and Tina Winfree, Senior Vice President.  CedarStone Bank is a full service financial institution with three offices:  900 West Main Street, Lebanon, 4140 North Mt. Juliet Road, Mt. Juliet, and 2900 Lebanon Road, Nashville.  For more information please visit us on our website at   

Dr. Bobo takes over at Hermitage Chiropractic & Rehab PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Kenny Howell

Managing Editor

When Dr. Greg Bobo closed his practice in Georgia, he was looking for the perfect place to start a new one. 

After some time in Louisville working with a friend, Bobo found the right fit at Hermitage Chiropractic & Rehab. 

Bobo, who lives in the Mt. Juliet area, said he loves the Mt. Juliet and Hermitage area. He is a scout master for Troop 439 in Mt. Juliet. He is an Eagle Scout himself. 

“The sense of community here, people haven’t lost it,” said Bobo. “It doesn’t feel corporate at all. That’s refreshing.”

Bobo said he helps treat patients mostly with headache, neck pain and back pain. 

“I try and simplify everything,” said Bobo. 

Bobo says he prides himself on customer service, and that he will not only give you quality care, but will do it quickly and efficiently. He doesn’t want you sitting in the waiting room, he wants to get you right back.

Right now, Bobo is offering free first visit exams and X-rays to see if his approach will be right for you. 

You can visit Dr. Greg Bobo, D.C. at Hermitage Chiropractic & Rehab at 3441 Lebanon Pike, Suite 117 in Hermitage. You can call for more information at (615)871-9000 or visit them on the web at

Orbit returns to Mt. Juliet PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Orbit Health Food Store has returned home. 

The business started in Mt. Juliet, and moved to several other locations, but the economy downturn forced owner Andy Needham to close up a few of his stores. 

However, when the chance came to come back to Mt. Juliet, Needham leapt at the opportunity to move into the building on 205 N. Mt. Juliet Road. 

In 1984, Needham was diagnosed with tribolar pnemonia. He was unhappy with the care he was given, so he sought out a different approach.  His sister referred him to  a health food store, and he believes that cured him. After a couple of years of research, Needham opened Orbit Health in Mt. Juliet, and people started flocking to him because his wealth of knowledge. Needham wants to help educate you on what will work for you. 

Orbit Health Food Store is part retail store, part private club. In the retail store they have over 9,000 products. They have supplements, herbs, groceries and many other products. As they expand, they hope to get more groceries to help fulfill Mt. Juliet’s desire for a healthier grocery option.  If there is a product they don’t have at the Mt. Juliet store, they can get it for you. 

In the private club, there are several services provided. You can get electro dermal screening, bio-feedback screening, voice stress assessment, ionic footbath, colonhydrotherapy, cold laser therapy and reflexology. 

Orbit Health Food Store is located at 205 N. Mt. Juliet Road. They are open Monday through Friday 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. You can reach them at (615)553-4916, or check them out online at 

Children’s Trove big sale to benefit those in need PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Kenny Howell

Managing Editor

Children’s Trove Consignment Store will be celebrating a few things when they hold their next big sale, Feb. 12-15. 

First will be the Spring and Summer kick off. Come in and get a lot of great deals on items for the warmer months. Over 7,000 items were ready for the sale as of Monday. 

Second will be the new store location. They will still be in Coolview Commons, but in an unit with twice the size right next to Cinco De Mayo. This will allow them to double their inventory, and have more great deals. 

The third will be their Cash Back Program, which will give a portion of the earnings to local group or person in need. 

“My husband and I grew up in Mt. Juliet,” said Owner Sherri Clifton. “Giving back is important to us.”

When you go into Children’s Trove, you can ask for a list of organizations that are participating in the Cash Back program. The organization of the customer’s choice will receive  10 percent of the sale. 

Organizations that are already registered are Mt Juliet Middle School, Winfree-Bryant Middle School, Iris Compass Foundation, Big Brothers of Mt. Juliet, Southside Elementary, Global International and a local girl battling cerebral palsy. 

Children’s Trove is looking for more organizations to participate. If one is interested, contact the store at (615)288-3996. 

There is a 70/30 split for consignors at Children’s Trove, 60/40 if you want them to do the tagging. 

The final day of the sale, Saturday, Feb. 15 will be a half price day. 

After the big sale, Children’s Trove will continue bringing great deals to the area in their new location. 

Children’s Trove is lcoated in Coolview Commons at 14823 Lebanon Road. You can reach them at (615)288-3996. 

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