CYCA Resolves To Make Big Changes in New Year

By Kristin Schebler On Saturday, January 14th, the Cooper-Young Community Association board of directors got together and created a fantastic plan for 2017. Last year, we focused on learning about your needs through our 5 Year Plan process, and now we’re ready to start working on some of your great ideas. You can check out our specialized teams below to find what most interests you in the neighborhood plus take a look at the schedule...

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Holidays require extra diligence

By Sarah Frierson The holiday season should be nothing more than joyous and celebratory, but unfortunately this time of the year can present a few more challenges as we try to keep the neighborhood safe and sound. Here are a few safety reminders as we enter into December: • Don’t leave valuables in your car. It will be tempting to leave gifts in your vehicle until you are ready to wrap them, but don’t. Same goes for the items that...

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Volunteers Sought for Annual First Responders Gifts

The holiday season is a perfect time to give our thanks to the men and women of the Memphis police and fire departments. These dedicated civil servants help us all throughout the year, so let’s once again come together to show our love and appreciation for these brave individuals by stuffing treat bags for those officers and firefighters assigned to work Christmas Eve. Come on out to the Cooper-Young Community Association office at...

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Tips help make life around festival run smoothly
Sep01

Tips help make life around festival run smoothly

Tips help make life around festival run smoothly The Cooper Young Festival is organized each year by our friends at the Cooper Young Business Association. This is one of the biggest neighborhood events for the entire year, so it’s always wise to be prepared and keep some things in mind to help residents deal with the influx of visitors: 1. The festival runs on Saturday, September 19th from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. The whole event is free and...

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Watch Update: Camera program progressing
Jun08

Watch Update: Camera program progressing

Diligent efforts to reduce crime in our beloved neighborhood seem to be paying off. As of this writing (6 p.m. Saturday May 21st), there have been no residential burglaries reported this month! Obviously dumb luck is just as likely a factor as anything, but at least the respite is real. A much-needed bit of breathing room, for whatever reason, was a long time coming. On the camera front, we are in the final stages of systems testing...

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Watch Update: City grants back on track

After a one month delay, the City of Memphis’ grants to the Cooper-Young Neighborhood Watch are back on track. As regular Lamplighter readers know, efforts have been underway since mid-December to revamp the Neighborhood Watch program in Cooper Young. One of the first decisions organizers made was to divide our large geographic area into six zones. In February, each zone applied for — and was awarded — a $2,500 Neighborhood Crime...

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