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I am not a wine connoisseur by any stretch of the imagination. in fact, I only know a red from a white because I am not color blind.  I wouldn’t know a Blush from a Bordeaux if you pointed it out, and sweet wines are generally not sweet to me, only less dark and bitter. – Arrington VineyardsI was at an event a few weeks ago at Arrington Vineyard, and naturally we participated in a wine tasting.  As the sommelier (of course I Googled the right word) described each of the wines we tested, I was enthralled by the idea that maybe with this sip I too would identify the aromatic notes of wild strawberry and black tea….  Nope.  Nothing.  Why is my palate so unrefined?!  I found myself envious of some of the people in our group who were thoroughly enjoying themselves,…
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One of the best parts of the holiday season is how bright and cheery normal streets become on the darkest nights of the year – and some areas are brighter than others! Here is a list of some great places to see Christmas lights in Middle Tennessee. Brew up some hot cocoa, hop in the car with friends and family, and feast your eyes!

Chad’s Winter Wonderland – Lebanon


Trinity Christmas City – Hendersonville

A Country Christmas at Gaylord Opryland – Nashville TN


Christmas on the Cumberland – Clarksville, TN


The Dancing Lights of Christmas – Nashville, TN

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High ceilings and brilliant windows make for a striking interior. This classic, pass-thru fireplace adds charm and ambiance. The kitchen breakfast bar provides both a gathering place and extra counterspace. Your collectibles will look great when displayed in the office with floor-to-ceiling bookshelves. You’ll find 4 bedrooms, 3 full baths and 1 half bath in this home. Rest and relax in the outdoor in-ground, heated, salt water pool. 


·      3658 SQFT

·      4 Bedrooms/3.5 Baths

·      3 Car Garage

·      Private professional landscaped backyard

·      In-ground salt-water pool w/fountain and whirlpool swim-out


·      Stamped-concrete patio

·      Black rod-iron fencing

·      In-ground sprinkler system


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Take a break from box office blockbusters and enjoy the quality of a movie handpicked by the Nashville Film Festival! NaFF has been named one of the best film festivals by both movie makers and audiences.



Films from previous years include future hits such as (500) Days of

Summer, Project Nim and many others, as well as Academy Award nominees I Am Love, Ajami and Dogtooth. Many up-and-coming filmmakers such as Craig Brewer (Footloose) receive their first breaks at NaFF, because only the best films are chosen. NaFF also provides for its music fans, hosting showcases and workshops for Nashville songwriters and Hollywood filmmakers to meet and hopefully collaborate in the future. 


Members can buy tickets online April 8th, and the general

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    As summer ends and our toes mourn the freedom of sandals, we start to think of all things Fall.  However, I never thought corn mazes would hit my radar.  I’m thinking about sweaters and fires and s’mores and a good pot of chili  (I use cocoa powder in my chili…really).  I was looking for something to write about because I just wasn’t sure this audience wants to see soups, stews and chowders – let me know if you do, I’d be happy to write about them!  But I digress – so I Googled ‘middle tennessee october events,’ and I learned that we sure are serious about our corn mazes here.  What an unexpected treat!     Corn Maze Fun Facts:   -Corn mazes date back at least 4,000 years to the time of Greek history. Back then, mazes were not…
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On Sunday, June 30th, The Tennessean announced the winners of the Top Workplace Awards.  Our employees bestowed upon Bob Parks Realty/PARKS a great honor: they made us the #1 mid-sized company in Middle Tennessee!

What a pleasant surprise – we had over 200 responses to the surveys administered by Workplace Dynamics on behalf of The Tennessean.  We know this is a great place to work, but now you all do too!


Why are we #1?  Bob would say he strives to instill a sense of balance in all of us, in terms of both work and home life.  In our manager’s meetings he wants to know how things are going in each office and that always includes time for what is happening in the communities we serve.  From our corporate sponsorship of the Make-A-Wish

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