Next Gen’s Three Blind Vines (Feb. 21) Boasts 88 Silent Auction Items

Those who enjoy glitz and glamour will be particularly taken with this year’s Three Blind Vines fundraiser at The Factory in Franklin on Friday, Feb. 21, 2014: the Next Generation Heritage Foundation has promised that the “Classic Hollywood” theme will offer a movie premiere-like ambiance with wine tastings, food pairings, live entertainment –and an extensive list of swanky silent auction items. Next Gen President Sean Carroll says that topping the string of sought-after pieces and packages will be one that goes along with the preservation organization’s mission: HISTORY’s American Pickers stars Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz have hand-selected a vintage corbel made of plaster and hay that dates back a century. Other notable takeaways from … [Read more...]

Jack Yacoubian Jewelers Holds “Open Your Heart” Silent Auction For Diamond Pendant

In downtown Franklin, our small business owners thrive on the word “community.” And that’s why more than 20 merchants will support nearly a dozen local charities this Friday, Feb. 8 through their sales as part of the “Open Your Heart” promotion coordinated by the Downtown Franklin Association (DFA). The participating DFA businesses will leave their doors open later and donate 15 percent of sales between 4 p.m. and 9 p.m. to a non-profit organization of their choice. Jack Yacoubian Jewelers, a new fine jewelry store on Third Avenue South, will support the American Heart Association (AHA)’s “Go Red For Women” campaign on Friday—but the store is also taking it one step further. Owner Jack Yacoubian said he will donate 100 percent of silent … [Read more...]