MEMBERSHIP SPONSOR: Painted Planet/Healing Planet

By Donna Padgett Bowers Donna Padgett Bowers was asked to tell the LampLighter a little about Painted Planet and Healing Planet as well as her feelings about Cooper-Young and being a CYCA Membership Sponsor (if you are a CYCA member, Donna will give you a 25% jewelry discount on regularly priced items every time you show your card). Here was her response. Painted Planet has been in business for almost ten years and started right here...

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CY Festival bring Memphis together

By Tamara Cook The Cooper-Young Festival is a place where everyone feels comfortable. People from all over the city come to the Festival to celebrate together for one day, and the barriers that separate us go away. Those are some of the comments I heard during television interviews and videos from our recent Cooper-Young Festival on Saturday, September 17. I have also received emails, phone calls, and Facebook messages from people all...

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Memphis Hightailers support bicycling advocacy

By Alicia Cobbs This year, the Memphis Hightailers have agreed to donate proceeds from their largest ride of the year – The Bluff City Blues 100 taking place on Saturday, October 1 – 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 event. The Hightailers need...

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Be a STAR at Peabody!

By Ginger Spickler What can you do in an hour? Balance your checkbook? Catch a TV show? Clean out the fridge? It’s not a lot of time – less than 1% of your week, in fact. But in just one hour a week you can make a significant impact on not one, but two children’s lives by participating in the new STAR (Super Tutors Achieving Results) tutoring program at Peabody Elementary. The STAR program, which is being run jointly by Peabody’s PTA...

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Idlewild neighborhood supports restoration of the Peabody Park Pavilion

By Mary Baker At their regular meeting on August 2, members of the Idlewild Neighborhood Association (INA) voted to make a contribution to Preservation Memphis (PM) to support the restoration of the historic Peabody Park Pavilion. Idlewild neighbors learned about the fundraising efforts of PM through an article published in the July Lamplighter. There was immediate interest and support in the neighborhood because Peabody Park is...

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