Summer art series brightens up CY

Join the Cooper-Young Community Association, Peabody Elementary, and 10-plus local businesses as we celebrate the first ever Peabody Summer Art Series! This art experience will turn beautiful drawings from Peabody Elementary students into outdoor displays for the whole community to admire and enjoy. Each piece of art chosen by Peabody staff will be made into a 3-foot-by-4-foot vinyl banner and hung at one of the participating...

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Free options abound in Memphis for summer family fun

Bt Dr. D. Jackson Maxwell Each year as summer break for the students begin, I like to dedicate my column to free or nearly free family activities. Here’s what I have found for this summer. Let’s start with downtown Memphis. A good outing is a visit to see the mighty Mississippi River. Visit the riverside greensward on Mud Island or Tom Lee Park and have a picnic. With the addition of the River Walk and Beale Street Landing, you can...

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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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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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Writer Makes Case for Grahamwood as Great Education Option
Feb15

Writer Makes Case for Grahamwood as Great Education Option

By Dr. D. Jackson Maxwell For those of us with young children, the time is drawing near to make a decision on choosing an elementary school. All children are unique and have their own needs and perform best under different circumstances and classroom environments. That said, parents know their children and must be proactive in selecting the school that best fits their child’s individuality. Parents today are fortunate to have school...

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Unprecedentedly ugly elections sad signs of political times

By Dr. D. Jackson Maxwell We are living in troubled times is a phrase repeated by every generation. However, the tone of this political season makes the phrase even more apropos this go around. In the past, when opposing parties disagreed there was usually a middle group willing to broker differences to find common ground and a mutually acceptable compromise. Unfortunately, this no longer seems true. Today’s message is that if you are...

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