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Houston’s now has fresh grilled hamburgers and fries PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Kenny Howell

Managing Editor

Houston’s Meat and Produce is continuing to expand its kitchen, now adding fresh grilled burgers and fries. 

What makes Houston’s burgers different is that they come from the meat room inside the store, and are never frozen. The meat is ground right in the store, and cooked while you wait. 

Chris Houston said another reason they wanted to do it is because it gives north siders more burger options. 

“There are not a lot of places known for their burgers on this side of a town,” said Houston. 

You can still get all the favorites at Houston’s as well. Taco salads are on Thursdays, steak sandwiches on Fridays and smoked ribs on the weekends. You can also get their famous chicken salad as well. 

If you are interested in catering an event, Houston’s can handle 20 people to 1,000 any day of the week. 

Houston’s Meat & Produce is located at 3930 N. Mt. Juliet Road. They can be reached at (615)758-7226. 

Children’s Clinic opens new office in Lebanon PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Children’s Clinic East continued its expansion Monday, as they opened up a new office in Lebanon. 

This makes the third office for the practice, who also have locations in Hermitage and Mt. Juliet. 

Dr. Samuel Orr will be the lead doctor on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, and Dr. Donna Lett will be in the Lebanon office on Thursdays. 

While the office will be smaller than the Hermitage or Mt. Juliet locations, the doctors will still be able to do essentially everything they do at the other two offices. 

“In essence, it’s just a smaller version of what we have here [Mt. Juliet],” said Dr. Orr. 

There is a large client population that live in the Lebanon area, so expectations are that they will be pretty busy, pretty fast. 

The new location in Lebanon is located at 103 Physicians Way, Suite 100, Lebanon, TN 37090. They can be reached at (615)466-9770.


Dr. Samuel Orr

Dr. Orr is originally from Jackson, Miss. He attended undergraduate school at Vanderbilt University and the University of Mississippi. He graduated from the University of Mississippi School of Medicine, then completed his pediatric residency at Scott and White/Texas A&M in Temple, TX, going on to work for Scott and White in Waco, TX for twelve years. Wanting to get back closer to family and to the Nashville area, he has recently relocated to Lebanon.

Dr. Orr and his wife Kim have two daughters. They love to travel and go to concerts. He enjoys teaching and in fact was an assistant professor of inpatient medicine while with Scott and White. His interests outside of medicine include trail running and marathoning. 

Dr. Donna Lett

Dr. Donna Woodall Lett is a native middle Tennessean who has been practicing at Children’s Clinic East since 2002. After graduating from Austin Peay State University, Dr. Lett received her medical degree from the University of Tennessee Center for Health Sciences. She completed her pediatric residency training in Columbia, South Carolina at Richland Memorial Hospital/USC, Columbia. She practiced pediatrics in South Carolina and later moved to Chattanooga where she was an assistant professor of pediatrics at TC Thompson Children’s Hospital/UT Chattanooga. Her practice experience includes Level 2 NICU care, newborn nursery, pediatric emergency department, child sexual abuse evaluation, resident and medical student education, and outpatient pediatrics. She is Board Certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. She is a member of AOA Honor Medical Society. 

Dr. Lett lives in Lebanon with her husband and daughter. She and her family are very active members of their church and school communities. In her free time she enjoys running, weight training, cycling and singing. 

Dr. Lett is grateful for the opportunity to practice in Wilson County and to actively participate in the health and well-being of young family members.

Pier 1 Imports open for business PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Pier 1 Imports is pleased to announce the opening of its newest store in Mt. Juliet. 

The new store is located at 600 S. Mt. Juliet Rd., Ste. 104 at Pavilion at Providence West. The total retail square footage of the store is approximately 7,778 square feet. The store officially opened Monday, Oct. 14. 

“We are pleased to bring this new Pier 1 Imports to Mt. Juliet and hope that our new location will inspire customers to discover the eclectic and fun merchandise that is unique to Pier 1 Imports,” said Alex W. Smith, President and Chief Executive Officer of Pier 1 Imports. “Pier 1 Imports offers merchandise that fits all decorating styles, as well as a broad array of affordable holiday décor, furniture and gifts, and we look forward to sharing our unique shopping experience with the residents of Mt. Juliet and the surrounding area,” Smith said.

This is the 19th Pier 1 Imports location in Tennessee, and it will feature the new store concept. On average, the store will employ approximately 12-15 associates throughout the year. Associate hours fluctuate based on the needs of the business and the season. As the holiday hiring season progresses, the store expects to hire additional temporary associates to support the business and unique customer experience during the busy holiday season.

New Store Concept

Pier 1 Imports was pleased to announce the unveiling of its new store concept in fall 2011. The new store design is a natural evolution of the Pier 1 Imports experience that utilizes a new interior finish-out, including natural-colored floor tiles, rustic ceiling elements, enhanced store lighting and lit shelving units lining the walls, all of which help customers visualize the end-use of the products within their own home. The new look is complemented by the use of “open stock” merchandising, designed to enhance the shopping environment by giving customers the opportunity to see, feel and interact with the product. The exterior design features bamboo window awnings and a signature bamboo door with rustic metal door handles that will mark the entrance to Pier 1 Imports’ unique shopping experience. The features of the new store will allow easier navigation all while maintaining the “treasure hunt” feel and continuing to make Pier 1 Imports a great place for discovery and spending time browsing.

The Community

Pier 1 Imports is dedicated to supporting the communities in which its associates live and work, as well as the international community from where it imports much of its merchandise. Since 1985, Pier 1 Imports has contributed more than $52 million to philanthropic organizations through international, national and local efforts including UNICEF (the United Nations Children’s Fund) and the United Way.

About Pier 1 Imports

Pier 1 Imports, Inc. is the original global importer of imported decorative home furnishings and gifts.

Information about the Company is available on

Snap Fitness can help you reach fitness goals 24-7-365 PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Kenny Howell

Managing Editor

No matter your fitness level, you can find the right work out for you at Snap Fitness. 

“We welcome all fitness levels with open arms,” said Snap Fitness’ Bill Hancock. 

If you are a person who just likes to run on a treadmill or eliptical, Snap Fitness has you covered. But if you want something a little more, like personal or group training, Snap Fitness has certified staff to help you meet your goals. 

“Our people are going to be what sets us apart,” said Hancock. 

Jason J. Cronan, Debbie Rose and Ginny Brown all hold several certifications, and run many personal and group training. If you buy a membership, right now just $8.95, you get a free consultation with one of them to help determine your fitness goals.

Hancock said their excellent staff is matched with high end equipment. 

With the current special rate of $8.95, you will your get your own personal webpage to help with your fitness needs. There will be tips, work out information, and much more.  

For a little bit extra, you can buy a monitor that will analyze your workout and will talk to your webpage so you can have all the information. 

Snap Fitness is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. The key card you get with a membership can be used at any Snap Fitness location across the country. 

Snap Fitness’ Mt. Juliet location is at 2037 North Mt. Juliet Road, Suite 130. You can call them at (615)288-2177 or check them out on the web at 

Provision Living celebrating National Assisted Living Week PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Provision Living at Hermitage will celebrate National Assisted Living Week (September 8-14, 2013) by opening the doors of its communities, and the hearts of its staff and team members, as an invitation to seniors and their families to experience the positive changes that assisted living solutions provide, every day.

National Assisted Living Week is an opportunity for assisted living providers to speak to the challenges seniors face in adapting to daily life in the decades following retirement. Whether it be a financial concern related to the affordability of assisted living, or a concern regarding personal independence following the move to assisted living, Provision Living aims to use National Assisted Living Week as a time to listen carefully to the concerns of prospective residents, as well as to highlight the overwhelming success of our current residents.

 “We want to dispel the myth that assisted living is too costly, or results in a decrease in personal independence, and instead share what we actually see daily in our communities, which includes increased participation in healthy, social activities, new friendships and a strong sense of community,” said Todd Spittal, president and CEO of Provision Living.

Each of their 23 properties will be holding special events for residents, families and visitors throughout the week, with a theme of “Open Doors, Open Hearts” to demonstrate that life in Assisted Living is full of independence, choice and engagement.

Lauren Grant, Executive Director of Provision Living at Hermitage, sees the event as a way to help people overcome their fears. “There are so many people out there who just need a little reassurance that a move like this will work out well for them. We hope people will take this opportunity to see for themselves that we are a vibrant community of interesting people.”

As a special promotional event during National Assisted Living Week, people who tour between September 1st and 14th will be entered into a drawing for a free month’s rent, credited on move-in by October 31st, 2013. One winner will be drawn for every Provision Living property.

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