Agreement moves Cash statue step closer

A statue commemorating Cooper-Young as the site of rock and country performer Johnny Cash’s first professional engagement is another step closer to fruition. Legacy Memphis Inc., the 501(c)(3) non-profit dedicated to erecting statues and monuments honoring Memphis’ musical and cultural icons, has announced a contractual agreement with artist Mike McCarthy and the Lugar Bronze Foundry to create a statue of Cash. The intended site of...

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CY festival announces new music partnership

By Joshua Bursi As it prepares to mark a milestone anniversary, Evolve Bank & Trust Cooper-Young Festival has announced it is teaming with one of the city’s most venerated public institution to this year’s event. The Cooper-Young Festival, like the neighborhood it calls home, draws a diverse crowd every year. A new partnership with The University of Memphis to host one of the stages at this year’s festival expands their reach to...

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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...

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City government shake-up, community meeting shape Cooper-Young landmarks status debate

By Kristen Schebler June was a busy month for everyone keeping up with the Landmarks process here in Cooper-Young. Not only did the neighborhood’s Landmarks Committee hold its second public meeting, the Landmarks Commission downtown has seen some big changes in staffing and policy. As ever, the Cooper-Young Community Association is committed to facilitating this process, so I’d like to take a little space to outline some of these...

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CY starts planning Night Out

August is fast approaching, and that means it’s time for National Night Out! This annual event is held throughout the country to encourage neighbors to get out and meet each other. You can also register your party with Memphis Police Department’s Crump Station to arrange a friendly visit from one of our local MPD officers. It’s always great to meet up and know who helps us out throughout the year. How can you get in on the action? Get...

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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...

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