CY restaurants on the vine for Cash fundraiser
Apr03

CY restaurants on the vine for Cash fundraiser

In December of 1954, John R. Cash, Marshall Grant, and Luther Perkins stepped into the Galloway Methodist Church on the corner of Cooper and Walker streets in Memphis, Tennessee, to play their first performance together for the Pioneers Club, a lady’s church function. And the rest, they say, is music history. Johnny Cash and the Tennessee Two would go on to take the world by storm, but it all began here in the Cooper-Young community...

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Community yard sale turns trash into treasures
Apr03

Community yard sale turns trash into treasures

The Annual Cooper-Young Community Yard Sale is happening on Saturday, April 29th! If you’ve got a few extra items lying around the house, this is the perfect time to clear the clutter and make a few extra dollars while you’re at it. If you would like to get involved, just contact the CYCA by calling (901) 272-2922 or emailing us at info@cooperyoung.org. This year we’re asking all participants to chip in $5. This will help us advertise...

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New tax assessments bring questions

New tax assessments are in, and we bet you have questions. This year property taxes for Cooper-Young were re-assessed with many people experiencing surprising changes. In the coming weeks, the CYCA will host a Q&A with one of the legal advisors to the assessor’s office. Tax Assessment 101 will be 13th at the CYCA offices, 2298 Young, so mark your calendars and get your questions ready. Stay tuned to our social media on Facebook...

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CYCA schedules board vote
Apr03

CYCA schedules board vote

It’s election time again for the Cooper-Young Community Association, and we need your vote. This year we have the secretary and vice president offices up for election on Tuesday, April 11th. Our meeting will get under way at 6 p.m. with time to chat with the candidates and will finish up around 8 p.m.. Attendees are encouraged to come and go as they are able. Speaking of candidates, there’s still time to run! To be eligible, you need...

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Diverse optional schools offer parents greater education choices

By Dr. D. Jackson Maxwell What are Optional Schools? Well, the Optional Schools program was first initiated in 1976 with four schools. “The basic idea was to create high caliber schools that would specialize in either [sic] academic, artistic, or vocational subject areas,” states Marcus Pohlman in his book, Opportunity Lost. The Optional program required student applicants to meet pre-determined standards. After in-district students...

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Spanish park grows neighborhood canopy
Mar21

Spanish park grows neighborhood canopy

By Kim Halyak The next time you stroll through the Spanish Park Memorial, stop to admire the nine newly planted trees. Judi Shellabarger, Cooper-Young’s official Arboretum Chair, and Mike Larrivee, Beautification Committee, worked tirelessly with the City of Memphis Division of Parks and Neighborhoods to get permission to add more tree canopy to our neighborhood park. Shellabarger met numerous times with the division landscaper, Keith...

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