Second garden walk a blooming success
Jul01

Second garden walk a blooming success

The Cooper-Young Garden Club held its 2nd annual “Cooper-Young Garden Walk” May 20th and 21st. This botanical extravaganza was the perfect vehicle to showcase our beautiful, eclectic neighborhood while inspiring gardeners with creative garden ideas. It was great seeing community pride grow, with so many neighbors sprucing up their yards and blocks. Even with Saturday’s rain, 600 visitors marveled at the 75 private gardens and 10...

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City government shake-up, community meeting shape Cooper-Young landmarks status debate

By Kristen Schebler June was a busy month for everyone keeping up with the Landmarks process here in Cooper-Young. Not only did the neighborhood’s Landmarks Committee hold its second public meeting, the Landmarks Commission downtown has seen some big changes in staffing and policy. As ever, the Cooper-Young Community Association is committed to facilitating this process, so I’d like to take a little space to outline some of these...

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CY starts planning Night Out

August is fast approaching, and that means it’s time for National Night Out! This annual event is held throughout the country to encourage neighbors to get out and meet each other. You can also register your party with Memphis Police Department’s Crump Station to arrange a friendly visit from one of our local MPD officers. It’s always great to meet up and know who helps us out throughout the year. How can you get in on the action? Get...

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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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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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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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