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ANOTHER MINUTE: Used guitar shop to join Square

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Murfreesboro’s historic Square will soon have a vintage sound to it.

Forrest York Guitars is scheduled to open in early January to offer local musicians guitar and voice lessons, instrument repairs and consignment.

After spending 15 years as manager and repairman at Chambers Guitars near the corner of West Main and Walnut streets, York decided it was time to branch out on his own. He didn’t move too far -- York opted for a space next to City Café on East Main Street.

“It’s been a long time coming; it’s overdue,” York said, adding that his shop will open Jan. 9. “I’ve always wanted to do this, and this is just the right time.”

He explained how his son has operated Rock School -- lessons and band recording for younger musicians -- in the rear portion of the building located at 123 E. Main St., and his wife offers piano lessons nearby.

“When the building opened up in front, right on Main Street, it was too awesome of an opportunity to pass up,” York continued.

Forrest York Guitars will offer its customers primarily pre-owned guitars.

“People are looking for bargains, for deals … people are also looking for something a little different. I want to carry some cool guitars that have cool character, and I just think consignment is the way to go. A lot of consignment businesses are doing well right now; this just the economy for consignment.”

For more information, visit www.forrestyorkguitars.com or call 615-556-1525.


Through its “Our Mission in Motion” program, Saint Thomas Health has provided Middle Tennessee with the region’s first Mobile Mammography Coach, a news release announced.

RutherfordCABLE, MTMC, Saint Thomas Health and Daymar Institute partnered on Dec. 13  to “drive home” the importance of early breast cancer detection for women by offer free mammograms to eligible women at Daymar Institute via the mobile unit.

“The purpose of Our Mission in Motion is to provide mammography for underserved and underinsured populations in 16 Middle Tennessee counties in hopes of increasing early detection of breast cancer for the best possible long-term outcomes for patients,” the news release states.


The Master Gardeners of Rutherford County have announced they are accepting registrations for a limited number of seats remaining for their annual Garden Basics class series.

The five-week classes are held on Monday evenings from 6-9 p.m. on Jan. 23, 30 and Feb. 6, 13 and 27 at the Lane Agri-Park building located at 315 John R Rice Blvd. in Murfreesboro.

“Garden Basics 2012 is designed to help those new to gardening or horticultural activities, those new to Middle Tennessee soils, and for the ‘experienced gardener’ looking to better understand what goes on in their garden,” the news release states.

All Garden Basics classes are taught by Certified Master Gardeners, in cooperation with the local University of Tennessee and Tennessee State University Extension Service.

Class topics include information on site selection, landscaping, basic botany, composting, proven varieties, soil fertility, pest management, pruning, garden design, problem solving and more.

Registration Fee is $45 and includes all course materials, drinks and snacks, instruction from Certified Master Gardeners, plus the opportunity to fellowship with other gardeners. Class size is limited to the first 45 registrants.

For details, call 615-898-7710 or visit mastergardeners-rc.org.
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