Couple builds Dutch colonial dream house on blighted CY lot
Apr13

Couple builds Dutch colonial dream house on blighted CY lot

By Sharron Johnson April already? Yep, it is spring. It is a time of rebirth for shrubs, bulbs, trees, grass, and houses. Yes, houses are also awakened to the pleasant temperatures offering a hope for new life. Everything new and shiny like a new penny, which brings to mind the old ditty: “Make new friends but keep the old. One is silver and the other gold.” This was taught to my daughter when she was a child by her Brownie troop...

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Monthly column will explore landmarks status issues

By Kristen Schebler Ongoing efforts to seek landmarks status with the city Landmarks Commission have sparked lively debate and raised a lot of questions. This month we unveil a new column that will focus on providing updates and information about the effort to create a Cooper-Young Landmarks District. Up to this point, the organizing committee has worked hard to draft potential guidelines for the neighborhood. These guidelines were...

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Youth and family committee invites involvement

The CYCA Youth & Family Committee is seeking neighbors who are interested in bringing more activities and involvement for our Cooper-Young families. This committee will take part in the annual 4th of July Parade preparations and host a CYCA family Halloween party. We are also excited to announce that we are going to create two junior seats on the CYCA board for a high school junior and senior to give a voice to the younger...

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Community yard sale turns trash into treasures
Apr03

Community yard sale turns trash into treasures

The Annual Cooper-Young Community Yard Sale is happening on Saturday, April 29th! If you’ve got a few extra items lying around the house, this is the perfect time to clear the clutter and make a few extra dollars while you’re at it. If you would like to get involved, just contact the CYCA by calling (901) 272-2922 or emailing us at info@cooperyoung.org. This year we’re asking all participants to chip in $5. This will help us advertise...

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New tax assessments bring questions

New tax assessments are in, and we bet you have questions. This year property taxes for Cooper-Young were re-assessed with many people experiencing surprising changes. In the coming weeks, the CYCA will host a Q&A with one of the legal advisors to the assessor’s office. Tax Assessment 101 will be 13th at the CYCA offices, 2298 Young, so mark your calendars and get your questions ready. Stay tuned to our social media on Facebook...

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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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