Cycle Memphis holds monthly rides

By Barb Elder According to cyclememphis.com there will be monthly group bike rides on the first Saturday of each month. If you would like to participate, show up at the CY gazebo at the corner of Cooper and Young at 8pm. The next ride is scheduled for August 6, and everyone is welcome to participate. For more information, check out their Facebook...

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Yard of dreams

By Sydney Ashby Since moving to the United States from Vienna, Austria in 1956, Charlotte Dunn has spent all but three months in and around the Cooper-Young area. Those of you who have been in the neighborhood awhile may remember Charlotte’s Place on Cooper at Peabody (where Eclectic Eye is now), or as it was nicknamed in its heyday, “South Cooper Country Club.” Ms. Dunn started working there as a waitress and a few years later,...

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Midtown Nursery growing strong roots in the community

By Kristan Huntley Many may have thought Mike Earnest crazy when he decided to come out of semi-retirement and use his personal savings to begin Midtown Nursery. Three years later, Mike is still going strong, talking to customers and enjoying the outdoors, even in the Memphis heat. Prior to beginning Midtown Nursery, Mike Earnest was in charge of the plant department at the East Gate Ike’s location. He helped grow the lawn and garden...

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Volunteer opportunities for bicycling and walking advocacy

By Anthony Siracusa This year, the Memphis Hightailers have agreed to donate all of the proceeds from their largest ride of the year – The Bluff City Blues 100 – to bicycling and walking advocacy in Memphis! This is a huge step towards making Memphis into a bike and pedestrian friendly city, so let’s show the Hightailers how much we appreciate their support by volunteering at their upcoming “Red, White and Blue” club ride on...

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News Briefs

I Love Memphis mural on Cooper Street By Barb Elder If you have recently traveled south on Cooper Street and glanced at the parking lot across from Bluff City Sports under the Trestle Art, you’ve probably noticed a bright splash of orange and huge black and white lettering covering the retaining wall that use to be riddled with graffiti. Inspired by ilovememphisblog.com, a series of 10 murals are being painted throughout Memphis this...

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