CY Insider’s Guide

Since the first LampLighter issue in 1989, the number of businesses in the Cooper-Young community has grown tremendously. To keep you up to date on all that our neighborhood has to offer, we have once again compiled a business directory for 2012. This updated directory includes businesses located within the boundaries of Cooper-Young, as well as those outside that have supported the LampLighter and CYCA in the past year. If we have...

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Peabody Elementary School: CY kids collect books for neighbors in need

Students from Peabody and Idlewild elementary schools held a children’s book drive during December to join a new national campaign called Books Make it Better. The two schools collected more than 800 books that will be dispersed to neighborhood families in need as well as local Head Start families. Books Make it Better was created by a few moms who became aware of the achievement gap among socioeconomic classes. Their research found...

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Letter from the President – February

Dear Various Memphis News Teams, Thank you for your repeated and unnecessarily blown-out-of-proportion news coverage of our recent “crime wave” in Cooper-Young. The hovering helicopter was a nice touch, and although it scared the bejeezus out of our residents, it did give you guys a lovely 30-second shot of the MPD SkyCop before it was removed three days later. By the way, our crime rate is actually down 11 percent from this time last...

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February News Briefs

Historic Cooper Street church back on market Lifelink Church, which moved to Cooper-Young from Lakeland in 2008, is seeking a buyer for its historic building at Cooper Street and Walker Avenue. The church has made its location a hub for the visual and musical arts in the neighborhood, housing the Visual Community Music School, Gallery 210, a greenspace tended by Girl Scouts and a teen club called The Abbey, as well as several...

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New Moon Theatre hosting Valentine’s fundraiser

Join New Moon Theatre this Valentine’s Day weekend for a different take on love. New Moon Theatre will be hosting its first annual fundraiser on Saturday, Feb. 11 starting at 7:30 p.m. New Moon Theatre is a small independent theatre company in residence at Theatreworks, 2085 Monroe Ave. in Overton Square. Being a smaller theater company, they depend on the generosity of the public to be able to produce their productions. The...

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