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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Designer believes in “right plant in the right place”
Mar21

Designer believes in “right plant in the right place”

by Kim Halyak This is the third in a series of interviews with Memphis landscape designers. We hope these articles inspire you to create beautiful and functional gardens that best meet your family needs. This month’s designer is Tom Pellett, a well-respected, well-known, much-sought-after garden designer in the Mid-South. Additionally, he occasionally offers a class on “small garden design”, leads garden tours, speaks at numerous...

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Rehabbed CY Queen Anne reflects charms of its owners
Mar21

Rehabbed CY Queen Anne reflects charms of its owners

By Sharron Johnson CHARM, CHARM with a side of CHARM. That describes 2053 Oliver. How fortunate for all of the surrounding neighbors to enjoy the view. Speaking of view, anyone know or remember what a view finder is? Well, it was a device that you would put up to your eyes like binoculars, and you could click through a wheel of tiny photos. The photos came to life as if you were right there in full technicolor. The photos were a view...

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In its infancy, medical professionals nurtured Cooper-Young, residents
Mar21

In its infancy, medical professionals nurtured Cooper-Young, residents

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...

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St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Cooper Young
Mar09

St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Cooper Young

By Cooper-Young Business Association Join us on Friday, March 17 at 10:30 a.m. to celebrate all things Irish and Memphis in our 2nd Annual St. Patrick’s Day parade.  The parade is co-hosted by the Memphis Irish Society (MIS) and Celtic Crossing Irish Pub. The Memphis Irish Society has had a presence in Memphis for the last 200 years.  They foster education in and celebration of Irish heritage, culture and people.  Currently, there are...

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