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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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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Block party showcases businesses

The unique mix of locally-owned businesses centered around the intersection of Blythe Street and Young Avenue in Cooper-Young are throwing a block party Saturday, June 10. All the participating merchants will have free events in their stores and most will also be offering special sales and discounts. There will also be live music at the gazebo This event is free and open to all ages. Go to blytheandyoung.com for more information and a...

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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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New concert series has community focus
May02

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
May02

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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