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McKendree Village celebrates 50th Anniversary PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, April 30, 2013

On April 17,  McKendree Village  commemorated 50 years of service to the Mt. Juliet, Hermitage, Donelson and Middle Tennessee communities with  a celebration event featuring a rededication of the organization’s  mission as well as a  special closing benediction written by the  campus chaplain.   It is the  first event that  marks the start of  a  year long celebration of the organization’s heritage of caring. Quality service, strong foundations, active lifestyle and bright future, are just a few of the reflections celebrated during the ceremony.  

Joining in the anniversary celebration were many dignitaries and community leaders, including Mayor Karl Dean from Metropolitan Nashville/Davidson County and Congressman Jim Cooper. Also of  importance were representatives from the McKendree Village Resident Association whose quality living on the local retirement campus has spanned from less than one, to over thirty years! 

McKendree Manor was established in April of 1963 by the Tennessee Conference for the Methodist Church. The 30 acre campus on Lebanon Road was purchased to establish a home for older adults within the conference. Fifty years later that tradition continues at the site of the original Manor, which is now McKendree Village, offering active living and caring for senior adults with varying needs, in a faith affirming community. Home options include Independent Living, Assisted Living, Health Care, and Rehabilitation. Residents of the McKendree Village campus  benefit from a thriving and vibrant chaplaincy program, activities and services to meet the needs of residents wherever they are in life’s journey, and supportive and caring staff  who are available to share a love of people and commitment to servant leadership. There are also many volunteer programs and opportunities for community involvement.

Serving all of Middle Tennessee with particular focus on the Mt. Juliet, Hermitage, and Donelson communities, residents at McKendree Village will discover themselves immediately finding home, friends and family within a safe and secure environment. During the anniversary celebration many residents shared that they could not imagine their life without the quality services, friends, and new family in the place they now call home. A commemorative History Wall  was unveiled and is available for the public to enjoy viewing. The display  features  many noteworthy events and accomplishments of the organization over the past decades and pays homage to the rich heritage of excellence and service  from 1963 until present.  Additionally, exciting plans for new construction and renovations to be accomplished in the future were revealed during the week’s celebration. 

The anniversary event launched  a series of  special events that will be offered throughout the year to mark this momentous occasion for all of Middle Tennessee. The Mt. Juliet, Hermitage, and Donelson communities are invited to visit the campus and share in the excitement of McKendree Village, which is and will continue to be “The Heart of Hermitage”. 

For more information contact Mary Beth Wilson, Director of Marketing and Campus Activities at 871-8239.

Local Home Instead Senior Care business owner honored for Outstanding Business Performance PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Mt. Juliet business owners Maggie Julian and Rob Brown will be honored for outstanding business performance this week at the Home Instead Senior Care® network’s annual international convention held in Omaha, Neb.

The Home Instead Senior Care network is the world’s leading provider of non-medical in-home care and companionship to older adults with offices worldwide including the Hermitage, Wilson, Smith and DeKalb county area.

Julian and Brown are being recognized with a Presidential I and Cornerstone V award, at the April 24-27, 2013, event.  The awards are presented for superior sales and service satisfaction.

“I am pleased to be honored for serving this area’s older adults who represent such an important legacy to our community,” Julian said.  “We share this honor with our dedicated staff and CAREGiversSM and thank them for their tireless service.”

This year’s Home Instead Senior Care meeting Take the Lead highlights the importance of facing the challenges of an aging population with a sense of urgency and understanding for the needs that are sure to come, considering the number of baby boomers who are becoming seniors each day. Franchise owners are providing a variety of new products, services, tools and programs designed to enhance their role as a valuable resource for seniors and family caregivers in their communities.

With more than 950 independently owned and operated franchises in 17 countries, including the U.S., the Home Instead Senior Care network is the world’s largest provider of non-medical in-home care and companionship services for seniors. 

The network’s 65,000+ CAREGivers, including those in Mt. Juliet, provide more than 45 million hours of client service each year through activities that include companionship, meal preparation, medication reminders, light housekeeping, errands and shopping.


Founded in 1994 in Omaha by Lori and Paul Hogan, the Home Instead Senior Care® network is the world’s largest provider of non-medical in-home care services for seniors, with more than 950 independently owned and operated franchises providing in excess of 45 million hours of care throughout the United States, Canada, Japan, Portugal, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, the United Kingdom, Taiwan, Switzerland, Germany, South Korea, Finland, Austria, Italy, Puerto Rico and the Netherlands. Local Home Instead Senior Care offices employ more than 65,000 CAREGiversSM worldwide who provide basic support services – assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs), personal care, medication reminders, meal preparation, light housekeeping, errands, incidental transportation and shopping – which enable seniors to live safely and comfortably in their own homes for as long as possible. In addition, CAREGivers are trained in the network’s groundbreaking Alzheimer’s Disease or Other Dementias CARE: Changing Aging Through Research and EducationSM Program to work with seniors who suffer from these conditions. This world class curriculum also is available free to family caregivers online or through local Home Instead Senior Care offices.  At Home Instead Senior Care, it’s relationship before task, while continuing to provide superior quality service that enhances the lives of seniors everywhere.

Bar-B-Cutie at Town Center opening soon PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Quick-casual BBQ chain, Bar-B-Cutie, releases today the projected opening of its newest store at 2037 North Mt. Juliet Road in downtown Mt. Juliet. 

Bar-B-Cutie, which began serving Nashville in 1950, is excited to share Mt. Juliet’s legacy of tradition, family values and unity. 

“Because Bar-B-Cutie has the same core values as the City of Mt. Juliet, I feel we are a perfect fit to the community,” comments Brett McFarland, COO Bar-B-Cutie Franchise Systems.

In an effort to celebrate and authenticate Bar-B-Cutie’s deep roots, Jim Anderson, Mt. Juliet’s owner, and Ronnie McFarland, CEO Bar-B-Cutie Franchise Systems, have added a few special touches to this new location. 

In this location, you’ll sit in “family grown” tables and chairs. The tables and chairs have been hand-made by the same family that cut and grew the wood. 

This location will bring back a menu item, the Original Treat Sandwich (now called the “Cutie Club”), that has not been served since the original Bar-B-Cutie on Murfreesboro Road relocated to Nolensville Road in 1979. Another uniqueoffering this location will bare is iced-down bottled Coca-Cola.

The Mt. Juliet Bar-B-Cutie will truly be the best of all worlds serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. 

“We are combining the traditional BBQ favorites such as hickory-smoked barbecue, baby back ribs & half chicken (boasting the memo “cooked and served daily until we run out”) with new “customer requested” favorites such as fried pickles, BBQ Pork Nachos and a Burger Experience,” says Ronnie McFarland. 

Breakfast at Bar-B-Cutie will also center on traditional favorites that are cooked to order such as sweet potato pancakes, eggs cooked just the way you like them and omelets with all the stuffings (tomatoes, onions, black & green olives, mushrooms, jalapenos) at no additional charge.

This is the first Bar-B-Cutie store for owner/operator, Jim Anderson. 

Mr. Anderson commented, “We’re very excited about bringing the Bar-B-Cutie experience to downtown Mt. Juliet next Wednesday, May 3, 2013! We are also thrilled about being a good neighbor to our community. I believe our menu offers a little something for everyone and our goal is to serve up great food at a fair price with smiling faces.”

About Bar-B-Cutie: Serving “The World’s Best Barbecue Since 1950®,” Bar-B-Cutie is a quick casual restaurant with a menu that includes everything from baby-back ribs, mesquite grilled chicken, Southern sides items, home-made desserts and more. The Bar-B-Cutie in Mt. Juliet is located at 2037 Mt. Juliet Road. Visit for more information.

Wilson Bank & Trust to hold 18th annual Antique Car Show Spring Meet PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Wilson Bank & Trust will host its 18th annual Antique Car Show Spring 

Meet at the Providence office on Sunday, May 5.  

This year’s event will feature 48 classifications of cars on display for auto enthusiasts to browse.

Registration will take place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., and awards will be presented at 3 p.m.  

The meet will also feature a flea market with automobile-related merchandise; live music; and inflatables for children, so there’s something for the entire family.

The Providence office is located at 709 South Mt. Juliet Road.

For more information on the car show, please contact Glenn Edwards at 444-7315 or Read Majors at 483-2661.  

Pre-registration forms may be picked up at any of Wilson Bank & Trust’s Mt. Juliet offices.

Wilson Bank & Trust (, member FDIC and an Equal Housing Lender, is a locally owned bank established in 1987 to provide personal and professional service in a hometown setting.  

One of the top banks in the South in stability, products, technology, growth and earnings, WB&T currently operates 25 offices in seven Middle Tennessee counties, offering a full range of financial products that include secondary market mortgage loans and online banking services.

Providence Animal Hospital honored PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Providence Animal Hospital & Pet Resort has achieved the highest level of veterinary excellence following a thorough evaluation by the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA). Providence Animal Hospital & Pet Resort earned AAHA accreditation after a rigorous review of the hospital’s practice protocols, medical equipment, facility and client service.  AAHA is the only organization in the United States and Canada that accredits companion animal hospitals based on standards that go above and beyond state regulations. The Association is an international organization of 6,000 veterinary care teams, comprised of more than 45,000 veterinary professionals, who are committed to excellence in companion animal care. Established in 1933, the Association is well-known among veterinarians for its leadership in the profession, high standards for veterinary practices and pet health care, and most importantly, its accreditation of companion-animal practices. The AAHA Standards of Accreditation, viewed as the standard of veterinary excellence, contain more than 900 individual standards, divided into 19 sections. These areas of focus include: patient care and pain management, surgery, pharmacy, laboratory, exam facilities, medical records, cleanliness, emergency services, dental care, diagnostic imaging, anesthesiology and continuing education. Only the top small animal hospitals in the United States and Canada have achieved accreditation by the Association. To maintain accredited status, Providence Animal Hospital & Pet Resort must continue to be evaluated regularly by AAHA.

The award winning hospital was honored in 2011 by ImproMed Infinity as the second most green friendly animal hospital in the United States. Providence Animal Hospital & Pet Resort, located at 113 Belinda Parkway - just down from Two Rivers Ford, can be reached at 553-2221.

For more information visit , or connect on Facebook and “like” Providence Animal Hospital & Pet Resort—Mt. Juliet.

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