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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All Aboard: A new entertainment complex opening this month  brings the old site of an area rail depot roaring to life
Apr03

All Aboard: A new entertainment complex opening this month brings the old site of an area rail depot roaring to life

In another era, the strip of land at the northeast corner of Cooper Street and Central Avenue, just north of Cooper-Young, rumbled with activity. The area was home to railroad substation, a busy transportation at a time when rail was still the primary mode of transportation. At all hours, the clang of steel filled the air as freight and passenger cars jockeyed their way through the neighborhood headed to their far-flung destinations...

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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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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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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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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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