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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CYCA schedules board vote
Apr03

CYCA schedules board vote

It’s election time again for the Cooper-Young Community Association, and we need your vote. This year we have the secretary and vice president offices up for election on Tuesday, April 11th. Our meeting will get under way at 6 p.m. with time to chat with the candidates and will finish up around 8 p.m.. Attendees are encouraged to come and go as they are able. Speaking of candidates, there’s still time to run! To be eligible, you need...

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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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By-laws revisions come up for vote

While the Cooper-Young Community Association strives for consistency, it is occasionally necessary to update the organization’s by-laws so that they are reflective of current structure, abilities, and technological resources. In 2016, the CYCA Board of Directors reviewed and proposed revisions to the organization’s by-laws; we have also consulted with legal counsel to further improve this document. Voting for these proposed changes...

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CYCA stretches out with monthly meet up

Join us on Wednesday, March 22nd, for another great Cooper-Young Community Association meet up! This month we’ll be getting out of the office and heading to CoYo Yoga Lounge for an evening of beginner yoga. The event begins at 6 p.m. at CoYo, 2163 Young. Not only is yoga great exercise for many ability levels, it’s also a wonderful way to slow down and relax in a peaceful and inviting setting. We’re also excited to support one of our...

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Lifetime of Giving Back Led Volunteer to Help Create Garden Walk
Mar01

Lifetime of Giving Back Led Volunteer to Help Create Garden Walk

By Stephanie Myers-Gonzalez It’s no coincidence that Kim Halyak’s volunteer career resembles how a garden grows. She started volunteering as a teenager, planting the seeds of service. Over the years, she took on more opportunities, cultivating that passion. And last spring, she experienced one of her crowning blooms, Cooper-Young’s first Garden Walk. Halyak was the 2016 recipient of the Cooper-Young Community Association’s Alexia...

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