Strange weather signals garden walk
Apr03

Strange weather signals garden walk

I don’t know about you, but I’m confused. Is it winter or spring? Do I need a down coat in the morning or short sleeves? Is it time to get out of bed in the dark, or am I dreaming? Hopefully, all of this confusion will end soon. I know my biological clock will adjust to the time change. What I don’t know is if we will now experience exactly 16 days of spring and go straight to summer. Despite the strange weather, I know the...

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Landmarks year in the works

Since July of last year, a committee of your neighbors has been meeting to explore the creation of a Landmarks District in Cooper-Young. Most of the communities surrounding Cooper-Young are already enjoy this designation, conveyed by the city’s Landmarks Commission as a historic preservation measure. Because of this, Central Gardens, Rozelle-Annesdale, and Glenview, among others, have an extra layer of protection from demolitions and...

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Letter From the President: Spirit of Giving Comes to Cooper-Young

Every Christmas Eve, the Cooper-Young Community Association organizes snack bags for police and fire personnel who spend their holiday away from their families to protect us on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. If you can, please join your neighbors at the CYCA office on Christmas Eve to stuff bags for the first responders. If you can’t join us that night, please consider making some home-baked treats that we can put in the bags. We...

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Letter from the president: Volunteers make Cooper-Young work

Cooper-Young and the Cooper-Young Community Association would be nowhere near what it is today without the tremendous residents who volunteer and dedicate their time to improving our community. It is for this reason that the CYCA has an annual party in December to celebrate and recognize all of the volunteers from the past year. In addition, we will announce the winner of the Alexia Hampton Memorial Award to recognize a stand-out...

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Letter From the President: Beerfest volunteers deserve cheers

The 25th Festival Friday Four Miler and the 29th Cooper-Young Festival are now in the books, and it looks like it was another tremendously successful year. Next up is the 7th annual Cooper-Young Beerfest. This festival is particularly close to my heart because I have been involved in the planning and production since our first year in 2010. Like the other events that take place in our neighborhood, this event wouldn’t happen at all if...

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Letter from the president: Growing pains
Sep01

Letter from the president: Growing pains

While Memphis is not a “boom town” like Austin or Nashville, Midtown and Cooper-Young are experiencing slow but steady increases in popularity and development. In the 11 years that I have lived in Cooper-Young, the business district in our community has developed immensely: Overton Square has been redeveloped, a brewery has opened in the neighborhood, the Cooper corridor continues to grow, murals have popped up, and bike lanes have...

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