Second garden walk a blooming success
Jul01

Second garden walk a blooming success

The Cooper-Young Garden Club held its 2nd annual “Cooper-Young Garden Walk” May 20th and 21st. This botanical extravaganza was the perfect vehicle to showcase our beautiful, eclectic neighborhood while inspiring gardeners with creative garden ideas. It was great seeing community pride grow, with so many neighbors sprucing up their yards and blocks. Even with Saturday’s rain, 600 visitors marveled at the 75 private gardens and 10...

Read More
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...

Read More
Arboretum sprouts in Cooper-Young
Jun15

Arboretum sprouts in Cooper-Young

By Judi Shellabarger May was a busy month for the Cooper-Young Garden Club. We set a record with our annual Cooper Young Garden Walk, and we added a Level 3 arboretum to the neighborhood. The Cooper-Young Arboretum project was developed to encourage community involvement within our own urban forest. We started this project in the fall of 2015 when four Cooper-Young neighbors decided to enroll in the Urban Forestry Advisors class at...

Read More
Asian, Grecian influences mingle at peachy plum on Evelyn
Jun15

Asian, Grecian influences mingle at peachy plum on Evelyn

By Sharron Johnson Peachy keen is how I would describe 2005 Evelyn. It is located in the northwest quadrant of Cooper-Young. The caretakers are Sarah and Brad Gilmer. It’s a sweet little house painted a peach color on the clap board siding and trimmed with white. The house is a sort of blushing June bride, possessing three red brick porch posts sitting upon brick bases. The center base is three times as wide as the post and each is...

Read More
Early century infrastructure gains led to CY expansion
Jun15

Early century infrastructure gains led to CY expansion

In the 1970s, local preservationists and authors Peggy Jemison and Virginia Dunaway embarked on a project for the Metropolitan Interfaith Association (MIFA) to document the histories of eight historic Memphis neighborhoods, including Cooper-Young. Published in 1980, their work was the first real history of the area, which at the time was in a state of decay. Thirty years later, with the neighborhood having undergone a dramatic...

Read More
Local artist tapped to create 2017 Cooper-Young Festival poster
Jun11

Local artist tapped to create 2017 Cooper-Young Festival poster

The Evolve Bank and Trust Cooper Young Festival is pleased to announce that Rahn Marion has been named the official poster artist for 30th Cooper Young Festival. Marion is a native Memphian and graduated from MICA Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, Maryland. He majored in painting with a concentration in film. Since 2012, while in Maryland, his work has been shown at MICA’s Main Gallery and Lazarus Building as well as...

Read More