Architect builds better CY
Mar21

Architect builds better CY

By Stephanie Gonzalez Whether you’re new to Cooper-Young or have been in the neighborhood for decades, you probably know Aaron James. He’s a fixed face at every community function, you might have even bought some salvaged home fixtures from his “compound” on Felix. And for just over the past year, he’s been the tireless face of the Cooper-Young Neighborhood Watch. He’s this month’s Volunteer Spotlight. I know your family has a long...

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Spanish park grows neighborhood canopy
Mar21

Spanish park grows neighborhood canopy

By Kim Halyak The next time you stroll through the Spanish Park Memorial, stop to admire the nine newly planted trees. Judi Shellabarger, Cooper-Young’s official Arboretum Chair, and Mike Larrivee, Beautification Committee, worked tirelessly with the City of Memphis Division of Parks and Neighborhoods to get permission to add more tree canopy to our neighborhood park. Shellabarger met numerous times with the division landscaper, Keith...

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Club contest honors creative containers

Love Plants? Like to garden but don’t have a lot of space? Enjoy being creative? Here’s your chance to help beautify our neighborhood for the upcoming garden walk with your creative designs. Enter the Cooper-Young Garden Club’s inaugural “Outdoor, Creative, Colorful Container Garden” Contest! This contest is open to all residents and businesses of Cooper-Young. It’s easy to participate: • Choose a container—any size, store bought,...

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GiveCamp gives big to Cooper-Young Garden Club

A huge round of applause to GiveCamp Memphis for the amazing help they provided to our Cooper-Young Garden Club, Garden Walk, and Arboretum project. Their unselfish generosity of time, talent, and hosting costs have taken our group to a whole new professional level. GiveCamp Memphis is a once-a-year charity technology marathon that seeks to help nonprofits solve problems through technology, marketing strategies, and graphic design....

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Buffalo vacation inspires CY garden walk

By Kim Halyak This summer, my sister and I returned to Buffalo, NY, for the 20th annual Buffalo Garden Walk. The largest garden walk in the United States, Buffalo welcomed over 60,000 visitors that weekend. My sister and I happily managed to see 95 of the 440 gardens on tour. Buffalo’s success was the inspiration for creating our 1st Annual Cooper-Young Garden Walk last May. Buffalo accentuates their gardens with beautiful...

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Rehabbed CY Queen Anne reflects charms of its owners
Mar21

Rehabbed CY Queen Anne reflects charms of its owners

By Sharron Johnson CHARM, CHARM with a side of CHARM. That describes 2053 Oliver. How fortunate for all of the surrounding neighbors to enjoy the view. Speaking of view, anyone know or remember what a view finder is? Well, it was a device that you would put up to your eyes like binoculars, and you could click through a wheel of tiny photos. The photos came to life as if you were right there in full technicolor. The photos were a view...

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