Cash landmark hits milestone; funds still needed for project
Jul06

Cash landmark hits milestone; funds still needed for project

By Chip Armstrong On May 1st, to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Sun Studio release of “I Walk the Line,” an historical marker was unveiled by Shelby County Historian Jimmy Ogle at the Cooper and Walker site of the proposed statue honoring American music great Johnny Cash. Among those commemorating the event were State Senator Lee Harris, Midtown city council representative Jamita Swearington, members of Cash’s family, his...

Read More
First Congo adds programs for seniors
Apr04

First Congo adds programs for seniors

First Congregational is expanding its programming for folks over 50 in Cooper-Young! According to Rev. Cheryl Cornish, senior pastor at First Congo, “We realize that there are many seniors in our neighborhood who would enjoy the opportunity to meet each other, socialize, and find support for some of their specific needs.  We want these programs to really build a happy sense of friendship and community!” Two programs started in March....

Read More
App puts community activism in your hand
Mar21

App puts community activism in your hand

There’s a new sheriff in town, and his name is SeeClickFix. How often do you hear: What can be done about this dilapidated property? Who do I call to report a street light outage? Or when are they going to fix this pothole? Or who has dialed 311, actually gotten through only to be placed on hold, and then not received a follow up to your complaint? Well, have no fear, a new app for that is here. Available free for both iOS and Android...

Read More

Recap: February meeting reads renters their rights

Cooper-Young is a diverse community in many ways, but our renters are often an under-served part of the neighborhood. With recent concerns over a few local landlords have come questions from renters and conscientious owners alike. To help answer these questions, the Cooper-Young Community Association invited Kate Anderson from Memphis Area Legal Services (MALS) to come speak with at our February community meeting. Anderson began with...

Read More
CYCA 5-year planning kicks off with a bang
Mar02

CYCA 5-year planning kicks off with a bang

Our 5 Year Plan is off to a great start, and it’s all thanks to you! On Saturday, February 13th, we hosted our first event of the planning process, and boy did we have a wonderful turn out. Over 25 people from all over the neighborhood came out to share their thoughts on Cooper-Young. Attendees were a good mix of new faces and old, renters and property owners, long-time residents and brand new community members; it was truly a treat...

Read More
Find your tribe: No matter your interests, Cooper-Young  Has A way for you to get Out & Get involved
Mar02

Find your tribe: No matter your interests, Cooper-Young Has A way for you to get Out & Get involved

By Kim Halyak Whether you’re a longtime resident of Cooper-Young or new to the neighborhood, there are many groups and organizations that welcome your membership, ideas, and participation. Resolve to get more involved in your community while actively pursuing your passions. Key: (FB=Facebook page; ND= Nextdoor event; MU=Meet-up Memphis, join through http://www.meetup.com/cities/us/tn/memphis/. (Call ahead to confirm meeting)....

Read More