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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New concert series has community focus
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New concert series has community focus

Memphis Made Brewing has started a concert series to support local musicians and benefit community organizations. Each month, the brewery, located in the Cooper-Young area, will host a local band with profits going toward a local non-profit organization. “We’re very focused on making Memphis a better place and this is a small way to do that while enjoying local beer and music,” said Andy Ashby, co-founder of Memphis Made. The first...

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Cooper-Young Pup Crawl  benefits Humane Society
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Cooper-Young Pup Crawl  benefits Humane Society

The Humane Society of Memphis & Shelby County will benefit from the Cooper-Young Pup Crawl on Thursday, May 11th, from 6-9 p.m. The Cooper-Young Pup Crawl is hosted by the Cooper-Young Business Association and presented by top sponsors Memphis Animal Clinic and Memphis Veterinary Specialists. Twelve Cooper-Young restaurants and bars will offer special canine-themed drinks during the Pup Crawl, and they will donate 10 percent of...

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Giveaway marks Compost Fairy expansion

Over the past year, the Compost Fairy has accepted hundreds of pounds of compostable food scraps at the weekly Cooper-Young Farmers’ Market. Now they’re excited to expand these efforts and work towards even more positive, sustainable practices throughout Cooper-Young. In celebration of this expansion, the Compost Fairy is giving away free, ready-to-use compost on Saturday, May 6th, at their CY Farmers’ Market location at First Congo....

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