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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Board members form base of CYCA

Aside from the hard work contributed by our Executive Director, Kristen Schebler, all of the work done by the Cooper-Young Community Association (CYCA) is thanks to your neighbors who volunteer their time throughout the year. Because of your tremendous support and our terrific volunteer base in Cooper-Young, the CYCA, its projects, and responsibilities have grown tremendously over the years. The overall management of the organization...

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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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