West Tennessee Critter Magic

December 16, 2009

“What kind of critters do you have here?” asked the lady from a northern city after she had settled on a home in a Martin neighborhood.  How many times had I heard that question?  Rolly-polly oppossums, raccoon families, deer, as well as a screech or a barn owl and one big, black snake have all made an appearance at some […]

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What I Wish For You…

December 13, 2009

A dear, special friend passed from this life this morning.  I learned of his death while I was at church sitting in a pew close to where he and his wife always sat.  The grief that washed over me was not for him.  I know he is free of illness, and I rest in the assurance that he […]

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What Does Cleaning Out My Closet Have to Do With Anything?

November 24, 2009

I haven’t had time to clean out my closets.  They are crammed with memories in the form of kids’ school art, photo albums, 1990’s scarves and old jewelry.  Shelves are stashed with upcoming Christmas and birthday presents and with blue, pink, and yellow yarn balls from failed knitting projects.   There are also good jeans, sweatshirts and blouses in […]

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Neighborhood Highlight of the Week: Plantation Estates

November 20, 2009

Wanted:  A comfortable neighborhood tucked back into fields and yet close to everything.  Found:  Plantation Estates just off of Hawks Road in Martin.   Homeowners here have told me, over the years, that location and convenience are just a few of the many benefits of living in Plantation Estates.  Turning off the bypass at the University Commons business district, you only have […]

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Your Thoughts: Weekly Poll – How Will the New Homebuyer Tax Credit Affect You?

November 13, 2009

The updated Homebuyer Tax Credit, as it is called now, isn’t just for newbies anymore.  In its place is an extension of the previous first-time homebuyer credit and an additional incentive for current homeowners.  As the deadline approached for the initial homebuyer credit, I worked with several clients who were overjoyed to move from renting […]

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Is There a Budding Actor in the Family? Martin’s Readers’ Theater Sign-up Is Now.

November 11, 2009

“If you are a dreamer, come in.  If you are a wisher, a liar, a hoper, a pray-er, a magic-bean buyer…”* and so the debut readers’ theater play began with an opening quote from Shel Silverstein.  After five weeks of dedicated rehearsals, third, fourth and fifth-grade actors presented their work to guests gathered in Weldon Library’s story […]

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Your Extra Hour- What Did You Do With It?

November 10, 2009

On November 1, we rolled the clocks back yet again and “fell back” when Daylight Savings Time ended. A solid hour gained.  What a gift, especially these days when Christmas is lurking right in front of us, and time seems to be gaining speed and rolling faster toward those hectic holidays. What did you do with […]

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Neighborhood Highlight of the Week: Green Hills

November 5, 2009

Tucked in the north corner of Martin, Green Hills is a shining example of a variety of styles and comfortable living in our town. There are five diverse streets in the neighborhood: Weldon Drive, N. Virginia Ave., Roma and E. Roma Street, Lake Park Drive and Parish Road. Cliff Weldon and his wife, Virginia, both former Martin […]

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The Great Pumpkin is Here

October 28, 2009

Halloween Party for pre-K through 5th grade this Friday at Martin’s C.E. Weldon Library.

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Homebuyers’ Tax Credit- Extension and Expansion in the works?

August 31, 2009

Update on the first time homebuyers’ tax credit.  Read more about the changes that could be coming up.

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