|Honey Bunny Crafts, Gifts & Antiques is closing its doors in Murfreesboro, but local residents can take a trip down to Lynchburg to visit owner Barbara Spina.
The shop has called East Bell Street in downtown Murfreesboro home for nearly two years, but Spina said the location just wasn’t conducive to business.
She found a storefront on the downtown Square in Lynchburg, and while it is smaller than the current space, it offers better visibility.
“They don’t have anything like me down in Lynchburg,” Spina added.
She will re-open her shop as Honey Bunny Mercantile on Friday, March 1, and offer sewing services, gift items and souvenirs.
Until then, visit Honey Bunny on Facebook, or contact Spina at 931-307-8047.
Landscape paintings on display
The Center for the Arts in downtown Murfreesboro is presenting a new exhibit of recent landscape paintings by Tennessee artist Meg Garrett, beginning Sunday, Feb. 3.
A grand opening reception for the artist will be held on the same day from 3 p.m. till 5 p.m. in the Center's gallery, free and open to the public.
The exhibit will be on display until Thursday, Feb. 28, according to a press release.
Garrett lives in Beech Grove, and she is known for her light-filled impressions of the landscape. She is often seen in the area painting new impressions.
“Each season provides some new vantage point that I hadn’t noticed before,” she said. “Even familiar views are constantly renewed by ever-changing light and weather conditions, making them eternally compelling.”
A percentage of all sales will benefit The Center for the Arts.
The Center for the Arts is located at 110 West College St.
Special Kids recipients of grant
Special Kids recently received a grant from The Baptist Healing Trust, which awarded funds totaling almost $2.1 million to 56 local nonprofit organizations for a variety of healthy related projects.
The $35,000 grant awarded to Special Kids will provide programmatic support for the 2013 season of Camp Ability, an eight-week summer day camp for children with special needs.
It will also help fund Camp Ability Plus, which offers four additional days of camp throughout the year.
According to a press release, the Baptist Healing Trust fosters access to compassionate healthcare in Middle Tennessee through its grant-making and programs.
Recipients of the contributions include nonprofit organizations that work to create access to quality, compassionate health care services for the community’s most vulnerable.
This year’s grants bring the collective grant amount given by The Baptist Healing Trust to more than $59 million since 2002.
The Baptist Healing Trust was created when Baptist Hospital in Nashville sold to St. Thomas Health Services, a ministry of Ascension Health in St. Louis, Mo.