Aah, can’t you just feel it the air, the nice crisp feeling of fall being ushered in? Or in my case, growing up in middle Tennessee around Nashville, we could smell it in the air. In those days tobacco farmers would cure tobacco crops in the barns by a process known as “firing.” In today’s world, if you Google firing tobacco, it gives you this definition: “Fire curing produces a tobacco low in sugar and high in nicotine. Pipe tobacco, chewing tobacco and snuff are fired cure.”

Either way, if you feel it, or if you have been lucky enough to smell it, I’m sure we are all excited to finally have fall upon us.

October is one of the most beautiful times of the year in the Two Eighty area. Mornings are crisp but not cold. Afternoons are pleasantly warm but not obnoxiously hot. October always brings a blaze of color: crimson reds, buttery yellows and pastel pink ribbons. October is also Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and as a family that has been impacted by this terrible disease, it’s a cause we feel particularly compelled to support. There are numerous ways to support Breast Cancer Awareness Month around the Two Eighty area. The important thing is to join the fight!

This month in Two Eighty Lifestyle we take a look at what it takes to be the best football fan. We also offer suggestions on the ultimate tailgate, and we introduce you to a business that is making sure the athletes in this area are “Better, Faster and Stronger.”

Until next time, I hope to see you out in the Two Eighty area celebrating and enjoying the change of seasons. Whether it’s the temperature, the smell (if you haven’t smelled this you need to) or the colors, including pink, enjoy the season.