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October 2013

Found 8 blog entries for October 2013.

Portland is found just south of the Kentucky border and provides a home for about 11,000 residents. This is a hot destination found just off Interstate 65 and has been growing over the past few years. This middle Tennessee city hosts one of the best Strawberry Festivals in the country every May, along with plenty of other events.

Those looking to move to the middle Tennessee area with a preference to live outside of Nashville, may find Portland as a good home. However, this is also a great place to visit throughout the year if you decide to live in Nashville.

Other than just the week-long Strawberry Festival, which attracts a few thousands extra residents every year, residents can enjoy a number of attractions near the area. The 65-mile Highway 52

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Photo Credit: you love to create your own holiday decorations or you just enjoy crafting, you can find plenty of great places to pick up your supplies throughout the area. Whether you live in Dickson or downtown, there's a store perfect for your needs. Here's a list of the best craft stores in each of the areas in and around Nashville.


  • Angel Hair Yarn Company - 4121 Hillsboro Pike
  • Land of Odds - 522 East Iris Drive
  • The Beaded Bungalow - 2816 Bransford Avenue
  • Be Dazzled Beads - 718 Thompson Lane, Ste 123

These four shops provide all types of great choices for your crafting needs within the city.


If you live closer to Clarksville or plan to be in the area, you can enjoy crafts from three stores:

  • Unique Yarns & Crafts - 314
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Nashville is a city full of things happening and it doesn't matter what time of year, there's an event or festival scheduled for just about everybody. November is no exception and here are some of the top events that will be held throughout the month.

El Dia de Los Muertos - November 2nd

This is a celebration popular in the Latin American culture. It will be held at Cheekwood on Saturday, November 2nd and will include many live performances and activities from 11am to 5pm. Regular gate fees apply to non-members.

Alton Brown: The Edible Inevitable Tour - November 7th

Alton Brown is a cool and strange man with plenty of talent to share with his live audiences. This tour will show you some of the fun he has with culinary-science and will include

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Image Credit: is one of the most popular sweets on the market and finding the best chocolate in Nashville is necessary for some. When you're searching for great chocolate, you need to know where to go. Here are the top choices for gourmet chocolate throughout Music City.

Godiva Chocolatier

Godiva is one of the most well respected chocolatiers in the world and they have many locations throughout the city including one in Green Hills.

Ghirardelli Chocolates

Found in the Opry Mills Mall, the Ghirardelli Soda Fountain & Chocolate Shop is a local favorite. This is another well-known chocolate brand and they provide all types of interesting flavors.

Cocoa Tree

The Cocoa Tree is the place for incredible truffles. The Chambord Truffles are some of the

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Restaurant inspections are done throughout Nashville to give consumers an idea of how safe and clean each restaurant is for their dining needs. The inspections are done by the Metro Public Health Department and all of the food service establishments are inspected throughout the year.


Scores are based on an FDA-approved 44-poin food service inspection process. Weighted point values are used and each critical item is assigned a value of four or five. Some of the less critical times are assigned a one or two point weighted scale. The highest score an establishment can achieve is a 100.

Establishments receiving a 69 or below fail the inspection. When this happens, they must be re-inspected within ten days. If the score is below 70 two times in a

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Photo Credit: beautiful fall weather provides a great time of year for walking and hiking in Nashville. The city is full of beautiful colors and they can be seen in many of the parks and natural areas in the Nashville area. Here are a few of the top places to enjoy hiking and walking.


Richland Creek Greenway

As one of the best trails in the area and only four miles from downtown, the Richland Creek Greenway is a great place for walking and hiking. However, this isn't a true hiking trail and won't provide a huge challenge, if that's what you're after. The greenway provides paved trails, measuring nearly four miles and plenty of nature to enjoy.

The Warner Parks

Both Percy and Edwin Warner Parks are great choices for a good walk or hike. They cover

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If you're looking for a great show, date night or a chance to get away from the kids, the Tennessee Performing Arts Center is the perfect place for you. TPAC provides four venues, the James K. Polk Theater, Andrew Johnson Theater, Ware Memorial Auditorium and Andrew Jackson Hall. All of these venues provide excellent live shows, education programs and more.

Three performing arts organizations provide the entertainment, including the Nashville Opera, Nashville Ballet and the Tennessee Repertory Theatre. They provide all different types of shows including a series of Broadway Shows, throughout the year.

Upcoming events at TPAC include:

  • Potted Potter - October 9th to 11th
  • The Importance of Being Earnest - October 10th to 26th
  • The Pearl Fishers -
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It's not often we get to toot our own horn, but we are so excited of this accomplishment we couldn't wait to share. The Ashton Real Estate Group of RE/MAX Elite is honored to be one of the top 100 RE/MAX U.S. Team Leaders for commissions from January through August 2013.

We are listed as number 8 below and we couldn't be happier. This infographic exemplifies the trusted real estate leaders across the United States, and we are proud to be among this successful, dignified, and elite group. The infographic also shares some info about RE/MAX, such as its history, as well as facts and figures behind this prestigious company.  

Top 100 Remax U.S. Leaders

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