Landmarks Decision: A meeting this month lays out the proposal for Cooper-Young getting Landmarks District status
May31

Landmarks Decision: A meeting this month lays out the proposal for Cooper-Young getting Landmarks District status

By David Royer After a year spent polishing up a set of proposed guidelines for a Memphis Landmarks District in Cooper-Young, committee members are ready to present their ideas and want your feedback at a public meeting set for June 22. The meeting will take place at 6 p.m. in the upstairs conference room at First Congregational Church at 1000 S. Cooper. There will be food and refreshments and, as much as possible, answers to your...

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Summer art series brightens up CY

Join the Cooper-Young Community Association, Peabody Elementary, and 10-plus local businesses as we celebrate the first ever Peabody Summer Art Series! This art experience will turn beautiful drawings from Peabody Elementary students into outdoor displays for the whole community to admire and enjoy. Each piece of art chosen by Peabody staff will be made into a 3-foot-by-4-foot vinyl banner and hung at one of the participating...

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Letter From the President: Greensward saviors rally before deadline
May31

Letter From the President: Greensward saviors rally before deadline

If you have lived in Midtown for any length of time, you are probably aware of the ongoing fight to “Save the Greensward.” For decades, the Memphis Zoo has used the main lawn in the heart of the park, known as the Greensward, as an overflow parking area. Unfortunately, the beautiful days that the zoo is busiest and needs overflow parking the most are the same days that citizens would like to enjoy one of the few public green spaces in...

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CY volunteer says it’s the small things that matter

By Stephanie Gonzalez You don’t have to be a long-time Cooper-Young resident to recognize Debbie Sowell. In fact, when my husband and I moved onto the same block as Sowell and her husband, Chris McHaney, it only took them about 12 hours before they stopped by to welcome us to the neighborhood … and tell us to join the Cooper-Young Community Association, of course! Sowell, this month’s Volunteer Spotlight, is familiar to many as one of...

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Cox Street bungalow, second-generation owner share a long history
May02

Cox Street bungalow, second-generation owner share a long history

By Sharron Johnson Alas, May has arrived, and it is time for the Cooper-Young gardens to come alive. With so many types to choose from, where does one begin? Well, I receive nominations from neighbors and folks I come to meet that want the rest of the community to recognize the beauty that they appreciate. Sometimes, I stumble across a garden and just cold call them up. The reactions are all different. Some are ecstatic with joy and...

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Landmarks update: voting process explained

Many of the questions surrounding the proposed landmarks status in Cooper-Young continue to revolve around the process required to achieve this status. In order to attain landmarks status with the Memphis Landmarks Commission several steps have to be accomplished. Currently, several members of the neighborhood are hosting public meetings and receiving feedback on proposed guidelines in order to create a document that represents the...

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