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Horticulture Q&A at Garr’s Saturday
Tuesday, March 12, 2013

On Saturday, March 16, Garr’s Rental and Feed in Mt. Juliet will host a question and answer session with Wilson County Extension Agent Justin Stefanski.  Homeowners are invited to bring their horticultural questions, from how to prune roses to how to eliminate weeds in the garden.  

The free “hands-on, how-to” sessions will begin with a pruning seminar at 10 a.m., followed by a weed identification and control seminar at 11 a.m.  

Both sessions will include a slide show and question-and-answer throughout.  

Those attending the weed identification and control seminar are invited to bring a fresh sample of problem vegetation, roots and all, for identification.   

Seating for the seminar is limited; please R.S.V.P. to Garr’s at 754-2777.    

“This is an opportunity for customers to have their questions answered by an expert,” explained Roy Garr, president and owner of Garr’s Rental and Feed.  “Whether you want to learn the best time and method for pruning shrubbery, a fungus growing on your rosebushes, or a weed growing in the lawn, Justin can assist you.”  Garr added that customers are encouraged to bring plant samples to the session.  

Stefanski is the horticultural specialist at the UT & TSU Wilson County Extension office.  

His focus is on home gardens, trees and shrubs, and diseases and insects affecting plant life.  

“I invite homeowners to come out to Garr’s ready to ask questions and show samples.  I look forward to answering questions and helping homeowners achieve horticultural success this summer.”

The UT & TSU Wilson County Extension office and staff offers programs in agriculture, family and consumer sciences, 4-H youth development, and community resource development.  

The office is located at 925 E. Baddour Pkwy in Lebanon.  

Garr’s Rental & Feed is located at 11620 Lebanon Road in Mt. Juliet. Spring hours are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Sunday noon to 5 p.m.  For more information, visit   

Providence Marketplace Spring Fling
Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Come celebrate spring at Providence Marketplace’s “Spring Fling” on March 23 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.  Located in the Books-A-Million Plaza, the event will offer a chance to meet the Easter Bunny and other outdoor fun for all ages.    

Along with meeting the Easter Bunny, the event will feature trackless train rides offered by D&H Railroad, based in Mt. Juliet.  Trackless trains hold 16 to 20 people and are open to all ages, so parents can ride with their children!  The trackless trains will run through the Providence Marketplace town center from Books-A-Million to Regal Cinemas for the entire length of the event, so be sure to check them out!

The “Spring Fling” will also offer deluxe face painting to attendees.  Paintopia Face Painting uses the highest quality, FDA approved, cosmetic grade face paints, glitters, embellishments, and tattoo inks.  All face paints wash off with baby wipes and mild soap and water, so you don’t have to worry about removal.  

“Providence Marketplace is excited to welcome spring and celebrate with our patrons,“ said Erin Meek, Providence Marketplace Assistant Property Manager.  “The Easter Bunny, train rides and face painting are sure to be a fun afternoon for families with children of all ages.  We hope you’ll grab your camera and come join us!”

Providence Marketplace offers convenient parking and a family-friendly environment at all times.  It is located at 401 S. Mt. Juliet Road at Belinda Parkway.  With more than 50 retailers and 18 restaurants in its complex, Providence Marketplace is easily accessible from I-40 at exit 226.  For more information about Providence Marketplace, please call 615-773-2298.

Commander Run series set for April 13
Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Are you ready for the toughest run in Tennessee? Commander Run offers a fierce running series held on a challenging course with extreme obstacles where participants push their limits and celebrate the challenge of conquering nature at its best. You will be fed one tough endurance event that will be the adrenalin rush of your life. Mark your calendar for April 13.

From beginner trail racers and mud run participants to hardcore warriors, tough guys and marathon runners – there is something for everyone.  The Commander Run Series challenges athletes of any age or ability by offering three unique runs: The Extreme 5K, The Mini-Extreme and The Cross-Country 5K.

If you are up to the test of an insane obstacle race then The Commander Extreme 5K will demand every ounce of your strength, ingenuity and animal instinct. You will test your ability to run, climb, jump, crawl, and muscle your way through by having to conquer whatever obstacles get in your way. This race is for participants age 14 and older and will test your all-around toughness, strength, stamina, fitness, and mental determination. Upon your victory you will understand at the finish line why the reward is worth the challenge...then you can celebrate with friends and a muddy fist in the air.

For those not up to that challenge, there is The Commander Mini Extreme that offers a 1.6 mile course with obstacles designed to offer an alternative to the Extreme 5K. It is suitable for up-and-coming Extreme participants and is perfect for team building.  Participants join in the fun as they complete a shorter, less difficult obstacle course as the ‘Extremers’. This obstacle course tests your resilience, strength, stamina, quick decision making skills and ability to laugh in the face of adversity while building resolve and self esteem. 

The Cross Country 5K is an adventure race that requires participants to navigate a 5K trail-running course – minus the obstacles. It differs from other local 5K’s by going off-road - traveling trails through a beautiful course that gets you in touch with nature. It definitely will be one of the more unique social events of the year.

“We welcome everyone to join us for the Second Annual Commander Run.  The extreme race series is all about having fun and we have some new, extreme obstacles planned to compliment the course,” stated Jon Shoulders, President, Friendship Christian School.

The Commander Run is slated for Saturday April 13. The Commander Run Event Site is on the beautiful 50-acre campus of Friendship Christian School located at 5400 Coles Ferry Pike, Lebanon, Tennessee. The family friendly race features chip timing. Proceeds from the event benefit Friendship Christian School and are tax deductible. Mark your calendar and make a commitment to meet the extreme challenge of the Commander Run. Register online at 

In conjunction with the race weekend, on April 12 plan to come out to the Commander Carb-Out!  Prepare for peak performance with our pasta extravaganza. More information is available on the website. 

To register or for more information, please visit, e-mail us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 615.354.3017.  For information on becoming our ‘Partner in Grime’ in an official sponsorship capacity please contact Michelle Scharfman at (615)354-3017. 

Davis finalist for Robertson County job
Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Sabrina Garrett

Special to The Chronicle

Wilson County Director of Schools Mike Davis is being considered for a similar job in Robertson County, The Wilson Post learned Tuesday.

MJ ABC set to review liquor store applications
Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Kenny Howell

Managing Editor

The City of Mt. Juliet Alcoholic Beverage Commission is ready to review the 11 applications filed for those wanting to open the first liquor stores in Mt. Juliet. 

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