Landmarks Decision: A meeting this month lays out the proposal for Cooper-Young getting Landmarks District status
May31

Landmarks Decision: A meeting this month lays out the proposal for Cooper-Young getting Landmarks District status

By David Royer After a year spent polishing up a set of proposed guidelines for a Memphis Landmarks District in Cooper-Young, committee members are ready to present their ideas and want your feedback at a public meeting set for June 22. The meeting will take place at 6 p.m. in the upstairs conference room at First Congregational Church at 1000 S. Cooper. There will be food and refreshments and, as much as possible, answers to your...

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Strano! hosts wine tasting

Cooper-Young restaurant Strano! Is hosting its first wine tasting event Thursday, June 8, at the restaurant, 948 S. Cooper. The event will feature Italian wines from Crown Distributors presented by Bobby Maulpin and paired with a four-course Sicilian meal prepared by Strano! Chef Josh Steiner.  Highlights from the menu include fig and burrata and honey, thyme, and ricotta bruschetta both paired with an Avissi prosecco and a pepper...

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Letter From the President: Greensward saviors rally before deadline
May31

Letter From the President: Greensward saviors rally before deadline

If you have lived in Midtown for any length of time, you are probably aware of the ongoing fight to “Save the Greensward.” For decades, the Memphis Zoo has used the main lawn in the heart of the park, known as the Greensward, as an overflow parking area. Unfortunately, the beautiful days that the zoo is busiest and needs overflow parking the most are the same days that citizens would like to enjoy one of the few public green spaces in...

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2017 Cooper-Young Garden Walk Guide-PDF Version

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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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Garden walk revives forgotten chapter of Cooper-Young history

EDITOR: One of the highlights of the 2nd Annual Cooper-Young Garden Walk May 20-21 will be an appearance by President Harry S. Truman at 1042 Blythe. More specifically it will be a wooden cutout, available for photos, of the 33rd President with a notable Cooper-Younger of the past, America’s Number One Chin Up Girl. The Lamplighter first shared this slice of Cooper-Young history back in 2014. Here we reprint that story for our...

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