Project: Motion kicks off anniversary season at CY gallery

Project: Motion Modern Dance Collective celebrates its 30th anniversary season in July with STIR!, a season kickoff performance at the Jay Etkin Gallery in Cooper-Young July 8th-9th. The one-of-a-kind performance will reflect upon past works and set sights upon the creation of new ones. Founded in Memphis in 1987 by Judith Wombwell and Ann Halligan, Project: Motion is a not-for-profit modern dance collective devoted to the creation...

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Neighborhood love sparks passion for volunteering
Jun22

Neighborhood love sparks passion for volunteering

By Stephanie Gonzalez The welcoming porches that greet you at the face of almost every house are one of the defining characteristics of Cooper-Young. In fact, they’re what convinced Robert Hatfield, this month’s Volunteer Spotlight, to move here. “I had always had a home base in CY with some friends who lived on Felix,” he says. “When they moved, I didn’t know what to do without guaranteed CY porch access, so I moved here.” It wasn’t...

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Arboretum sprouts in Cooper-Young
Jun15

Arboretum sprouts in Cooper-Young

By Judi Shellabarger May was a busy month for the Cooper-Young Garden Club. We set a record with our annual Cooper Young Garden Walk, and we added a Level 3 arboretum to the neighborhood. The Cooper-Young Arboretum project was developed to encourage community involvement within our own urban forest. We started this project in the fall of 2015 when four Cooper-Young neighbors decided to enroll in the Urban Forestry Advisors class at...

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Asian, Grecian influences mingle at peachy plum on Evelyn
Jun15

Asian, Grecian influences mingle at peachy plum on Evelyn

By Sharron Johnson Peachy keen is how I would describe 2005 Evelyn. It is located in the northwest quadrant of Cooper-Young. The caretakers are Sarah and Brad Gilmer. It’s a sweet little house painted a peach color on the clap board siding and trimmed with white. The house is a sort of blushing June bride, possessing three red brick porch posts sitting upon brick bases. The center base is three times as wide as the post and each is...

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Lea’s Woods’ residents stuggle against development highlights landmarks issues

By Vaughan Dewar About 7 acres of land at the eastern corners of Sam Cooper Boulevard and East Parkway were purchased in late 2015 by Makowsky, Ringel and Greenberg, LLC (MRG).  Originally, this property had residential homes that were demolished during the state’s initiative to run I-40 through the heart of Midtown.  The I-40 highway project was overruled on March 2, 1971, when the U.S. Supreme Court issued a final decision on...

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