Friday, September 30, 2011
This sale is through next Tuesday.
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Monday, September 26, 2011
I can't wait until this sports season is over. Maybe then I can cook something during the week that is not in a crock pot or takes longer than ten minutes to put together!
Monday: Curry Chicken and Rice Casserole
Wednesday: Rice and Black Beans (made in Rice Cooker)
Thursday: Chicken Corn Chowder & Amish Bread
Friday: Meatloaf & Steamed Vegetables
Saturday: Chicken Lasagna
Sunday: Quiche & Pancakes
CHICKEN CORN CHOWDER
2 cans cream of potato soup
2 cans milk
1 can corn
1 large can boned chicken (or diced leftover chicken)
Combine all ingredients and heat over medium heat.
Sunday, September 25, 2011
Images by U.S. Marine Photographer Joe O'Donnell
An exhibition of images taken by the late Nashville photographer Joe O’Donnell in 1945 post-war Japan opens October 6 at the State Museum’s Military Branch.
The exhibit, entitled Japan 1945: Images by U.S. Marine Photographer Joe O’Donnell, will showcase 24 of the most compelling images O’Donnell took while serving in the U.S. Marines Corps in Japan.
O’Donnell enlisted in the U.S. Marines Corps in 1943 at the age of 20 and was assigned as a photographer with the 5th Division. In 1945, he was given the order to document the aftermath of U.S. bombing raids on the Japanese cities struck by atomic bombs, Hiroshima and Nagasaki. During the seven months he spent on assignment, he also photographed cities such as Sasebo, one of the more than 60 Japanese cities that had been firebombed.
Throughout this time, O’Donnell took thousands of official photographs and shot several hundred with his own camera. This camera, as well as other objects from his career as a photographer, will also be presented in the exhibition.
When he returned home from the war, O’Donnell put the negatives of his own photos in a trunk and locked them away, emotionally unable to look at them until after nearly 50 years.
In 1995, O’Donnell published many of the photos in Japan. A decade later, a book was published in the United States by Vanderbilt University Press, entitled "Japan 1945: A U.S. Marine’s Photographs from Ground Zero." He also lectured and exhibited in both countries. The State Museum used original negatives from Joe O’Donnell’s personal collection to create the exhibition.
"These powerful photographs were among the original images O’Donnell took as a U. S. Marine photojournalist in occupied Japan in the aftermath of war, showing both destruction and reconstruction. They provide a look at the world’s entry into the nuclear age," explained the museum’s Executive Director Lois Riggins-Ezzell.
The exhibition of O’Donnell’s photographs captures gripping images of Japanese children and adult survivors in their world as it was at the time.
"Not only do O’Donnell’s tragically beautiful photographs capture a hell on earth, they also embody his profound compassion and respect, making his haunting images precious not only as documentation but also as works of art," Donna Seaman said in a recent review of O’Donnell’s work for Booklist magazine.
After the war, O’Donnell was employed as a photographer with the United States Information Agency, an organization created in 1953, where he photographed American presidents, world leaders and important White House events. A case displaying objects from O’Donnell’s personal collection is included in the exhibition.
In the early 1980s, O’Donnell moved to Nashville, where he continued to take photographs, exhibit his work, and lecture until his death in 2007.
Japan 1945: Images by U.S. Marine Photographer Joe O’Donnell will be on view at the Military Branch Museum through September 2012. This museum, located in the War Memorial building on plaza across the street from the main museum, is closed on Sundays and Mondays.
For more information, contact Mary Skinner at (615) 253-0103 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Have you been thinking that you would like to blow the dust off an old instrument that you haven’t played in a while and begin playing again? Do you play at home now and then and think about what it would be like to be a part of a musical group and have a chance to perform again? Well, here is your opportunity… Join the Williamson County Community Band! Any and all instruments are welcome!!! Join at any time!!! Rehearsals are held at the Franklin High School Band Room every Thursday evening from 7:00pm to 9:00pm. Call Band Director Ken Krause at (615) 370-3462 for more information.
Don't miss these upcoming concerts by the Williamson County Community Band.
Saturday, October 1st - 5:00pm at Thompson's Station Park (Outdoors)
*In the event of inclement weather, this concert will be canceled.
Saturday, October 15th "Tunes & Treats" Dance - 7:00pm to 9:00pm at Brentwood Library, 8109 Concord Road
*Reservations are REQUIRED for this event, please call 790-5719 ext. 10 or stop by the Brentwood Library to register. Reservations are taken on first come, first served basis through Wednesday, October 12th unless the event is filled prior to this date.
Monday, September 19, 2011
Sunday, September 18, 2011
Friday, September 16, 2011
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Anyway, Food Saver does have a great deal on store brand canned vegetables. Including the 10% add-on, their cans of green beans, corn or peas are .32 each. It is a great time to stock up but be careful of purchasing other items as many are not really deals when you add on the additional 10%.
Monday, September 12, 2011
Since all three of my children are in one activity or another most every evening, I have to cook quick or set up in the morning for dinner. I try to do a little of both so I don't burn out one way of the other. For the Six Can Chicken Tortilla Soup, I have found that I can throw all the ingredients into a crock pot between work and child pick up for football practice, set it to high for 3 hours, and it is perfect when we get home. If I am really crunched for time, I discovered that you can successfully put a bag of frozen chicken in the crock pot along with a bag of baby carrots and pour Italian dressing over it and set it to cook all day. It tastes great. If all else fails, there is always Chef Boyardee!
Monday: Six Can Chicken Tortilla Soup
Tuesday: Ranch Crockpot Pork Chops & Mashed Potatoes
Wednesday: Beef Goulash
Thursday: Hurry Up Black Bean Soup & Corn Bread
Friday: Shepherd's Pie
Saturday: Peachy Dump Chicken - Crockpot
Sunday: Hot Dogs at the Fair
Ranch Crockpot Pork Chops
6 pork chops, 1/2 inch thick
1 packet dry Ranch Dressing Seasoning
10 oz can Cream of Chicken Soup
Place pork chops, Ranch seasoning and soup into a medium sized crock pot over high heat for 4 hours or low heat for 6 hours.
Serve with mashed potatoes.
Peachy Dump Chicken
1 1/2 Pounds Chicken Pieces -- (4 to 6)
1/2 tablespoon orange peel -- grated
1/3 cup orange juice
1 tablespoon Soy Sauce
2 teaspoon honey
1 1/2 teaspoon ginger -- grated
1 Medium Peach -- peeled, seeded, chopped
Mix all ingredients in the crock pot and cook 4 hours on high or 6-8 on low.
Sunday, September 11, 2011
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Thursday, September 8, 2011
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Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Monday, September 5, 2011
Sunday, September 4, 2011
9:30 a.m.-noon, Saturday, Sept. 24
Williamson County Main Public Library
1314 Columbia Avenue, Franklin, TN 37064
Who is in your family tree? Rich man, poor man, beggar man, thief? Doctor, lawyer, Indian chief? Attend this workshop and find out!
Seating is limited, so preregistration is required. This event will be held in the Library Computer Lab and will require basic computer skills. Call today (615) 595-1246, ext. 1, to sign up.
Saturday, September 3, 2011
How did the ancient Greeks and Romans treat their dead? Most people know about Egyptian mummies, but what do we know about the funerary practices of other ancient peoples in the Mediterranean?
On Thursday, October 7, Dr. Joe Rife, Associate Professor of Classical Studies and Anthropology at Vanderbilt, will discuss his archaeological research in the important cemeteries at Kenchreai (pronounced Ken-kray, accent on the second syllable), the eastern port of Corinth in southern Greece. Recent discoveries by his international team of collaborators include human skeletal remains, burial goods, and abundant evidence for rich chamber tombs.
This multidisciplinary research program reveals a great deal about not only the uses of mortuary space and funerary ritual in an ancient community of the Roman Empire, but also how members of that community identified and created a lasting memory of themselves. The ongoing study of burial grounds at this one Greek port sheds light on several larger processes in the Roman provinces, such as the nature of cosmopolitanism, the construction of elite identity, and the impact of Christianity.
As an expert in the history, archaeology and literature of the Greek world during the Roman to Early Byzantine periods, Dr. Rife has held several teaching and research posts, from Cornell University and Macalester College to the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton and the Center for Hellenic Studies of Harvard University in Washington, D.C. He has published widely on several topics, and since 1990 has conducted field research in the Mediterranean basin, focusing on southern Greece. Since 2002 he has directed the survey, study and excavations at Kenchreai.
The lecture will take place at the Parthenon at 7:00 p.m., with a reception following. Admission is free, but reservations are required (862-8431).
Friday, September 2, 2011
If you are local in Franklin, TN, you can register for Pack 151 on the following dates:
6:30 - 7:30
6:30 - 7:30
at the People's Church, 828 Murfreesboro Road, Franklin, TN 37064
Contact Laura Joyner at 615 394-1349 or email@example.com for more information.