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Strawberries on Franklin’s Square

Fresh fruit is one of my favorite things on the planet, so when I found out Franklin had a strawberry festival, there was no question I’d be there. Though I came to this annual event for the strawberries, I stayed for the live music, garage sale, and classic cars that were also part of the event. […]

Franklin Guide to Vintage Shopping Part II

  Welcome to part two in the Franklin Guide to Vintage Shopping, where I’ll take you on a walk down the 400 block of Jefferson Street. This is Franklin’s antique/resale/vintage district, where you’ll find at least six different stores filled with treasures waiting to be discovered. Some of the shops are best for furniture, others for […]

The Franklin Guide to Vintage Shopping

Franklin is a small town of about 25,000 people. Like most small suburban towns in America, it has a movie theater, nice parks, a good library. But Franklin has something else: a downtown block lined entirely with vintage and antique shops, which sell everything from odd trinkets and plants to antique wedding dresses and large armoires.  These […]

Back in Time at the Artcraft

Bogart’s brooding voice poured through the speakers: “Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world, she walks into mine,” and I got chills. Hearing those famous words, and many more, coming from the screen of a 1920’s era theater was the closest I’ve ever come to movie-viewing perfection. Be prepared […]

The Juke Box Live

The Juke Box Live is considered by most Franklin, Indiana residents the Party Central of Franklin nightlife spots. With a friendly staff, daily drink specials, an extensive menu of tempting bar fare and tons of ongoing and special events, The Juke Box pulls them in, not only from hometown Franklin but from other nearby cities […]