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1. Neely’s Receives Loan With Conditions -

The original Neely’s Bar-B-Que could be making a comeback if owners can pay off back property taxes.

The Downtown Memphis Commission’s Center City Development Corp. on Wednesday, April 16, approved a $67,500 development loan to bring Neely’s back to 670 Jefferson Ave. if owners pay back taxes on two closed restaurants.

2. Neely’s Receives Loan With Conditions -

The original Neely’s Bar-B-Que could be making a comeback if owners can pay off back property taxes.

The Downtown Memphis Commission’s Center City Development Corp. on Wednesday, April 16, approved a $67,500 development loan to bring Neely’s back to 670 Jefferson Ave. if owners pay back taxes on two closed restaurants.

3. Neely’s Eyeing Memphis Comeback -

After leaving the local restaurant scene nearly two years ago, Neely’s Bar-B-Que could be making a comeback to Memphis.

Tony Neely has applied for a development loan to help revive the original Neely’s restaurant at 670 Jefferson Ave. in the Victorian Village area just west of the Medical Center.

4. Neely’s Bar-B-Que Considering Memphis Return -

After leaving the local restaurant scene nearly two years ago, Neely’s Bar-B-Que could be making a comeback to Memphis.

Tony Neely has applied for a development loan to help revive the original Neely’s restaurant at 670 Jefferson Ave. in the Victorian Village area just west of the Medical Center.

5. Open House -

The historic James Lee house in Victorian Village is days away from a grand opening celebration, the culmination of a restoration several years in the making that has turned the property once home to the Memphis College of Art into a bed-and-breakfast inn.

6. Pittman Brings Love of Memphis to Yelp Role -

On a recent lunchtime visit to Mot & Ed’s, the restaurant at 1354 Madison Ave. specializing in Southern food with a popular stuffed burger, Joelle Pittman immediately got the owner’s attention after the owner introduced herself and found out Pittman works for Yelp.

7. Events -

Sales and Marketing Society of the Mid-South will meet Wednesday, Feb. 19, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The Racquet Club of Memphis, 5111 Sanderlin Ave. Susan S. Stephenson, co-founder, co-chairman and president of Independent Bank, will present “Make it Work Marketing: Sending a Message That Matters.” Cost for nonmembers is $30 at the door. Visit sms-midsouth.org.

8. Events -

Saint Francis Hospital-Memphis will host Zumba demonstration classes Tuesday, Feb. 18, and Feb. 25 from 3:45 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. and 4:45 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. in the hospital’s cafe, 5959 Park Ave. Visit saintfrancishosp.com.

9. Victorian Village to Host Fundraiser Feb. 23 -

Victorian Village Inc. on Feb. 23 will host a fundraiser dinner called A Taste of Elegance, a farm-to-table period dinner benefiting Victorian Village Inc. Community Development Corp.

10. Victorian Village to Host Fundraiser Feb. 23 -

Victorian Village Inc. on Feb. 23 will host a fundraiser dinner called A Taste of Elegance, a farm-to-table period dinner benefiting Victorian Village Inc. Community Development Corp.

11. New Housing Option Comes to Victorian Village -

Florence Hervery had been thinking about the next phase of her life for some time.

The 55-year-old Whitehaven resident had been mulling over a move Downtown, but she wanted a home, not a condominium or apartment, and was hesitant to move into the bustling Downtown core.

12. Pike Indulges ‘Museum Bug’ as Director of Pink Palace -

Steve Pike, director of museums for the Pink Palace Family of Museums, calls himself a generalist, happy to have his hands in all things theoretical and material. It’s a label that envelopes his interests, his career choices, and going back to his liberal arts education at Marian University in Indianapolis.

13. 100 Candles -

An appreciation of the past is practically a requirement for visitors of the Majestic Grille, 145 S. Main St., a storied Downtown eatery housed in a space with a terra cotta facade, beaux arts decor and even an old movie screen inside.

14. Change of Scenery -

After spending years or decades in their current form, longtime staples of the local real estate scene are about to disappear or undergo major changes that will forever alter the city’s built landscape.

15. Green Shoots -

The busiest time of the year along the Shelby Farms Greenline is also the busiest time of the year for Cheffie’s, an example of a business that is a direct beneficiary of being near the Tillman Street end of the greenline that extends east to Shelby Farms Park.

16. Historic Transformation -

Around nine years ago Scott Blake was walking to St. Mary’s Episcopal Cathedral when he noticed a window in the tower at the historic James Lee House in Victorian Village had been blown out, exposing it to the elements.

17. City Budget Debate Shifts to Larger Issues -

When city leaders gathered last week for the groundbreaking of renovation work on the James Lee House in Victorian Village, the talk among them was bound to turn to the city budget season’s recent end.

18. 19th Century Club, Lee House Facing Different Futures -

Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. said Monday, July 1, the Midtown mansion that has been home to the 19th Century Club on Union Avenue for most of the 20th century and some of the 21st will probably be demolished.

19. Events -

The Cooper-Young Business Association will feature Standby for Mars as part of the Red Hot Summer concert series Wednesday, July 3, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the gazebo at Cooper Street and Young Avenue. Cost is free. Visit cooperyoung.biz.

20. Events -

Downtown Memphis Commission, Victorian Village Inc. and the Association for the Preservation of Tennessee Antiquities will host a launch party for the James Lee House renovation Monday, July 1, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the house, 690 Adams Ave. Visit downtownmemphiscommission.com.

21. Events -

The South Main Art Trolley Tour will be held Friday, June 28, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the South Main Historic Arts District. Email info@southmainmemphis.net.

22. Events -

Girls Inc. of Memphis will hold its annual Celebration Luncheon Thursday, June 27, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at FedExForum, 191 Beale St. The luncheon will highlight Girls Inc.’s Eureka program, which promotes career paths and post-secondary education in science, technology, engineering and math. Visit girlsinc.org.

23. James Lee House Owner Files Construction Loan -

690 Adams Ave.
Memphis, TN 38105
Loan Amount: $1 million

Loan Date: June 4, 2013

Maturity Date: June 4, 2019

24. James Lee House Owner Files Construction Loan -

The new ownership group of the historic James Lee House at 690 Adams Ave. in Victorian Village has filed a $1 million construction loan for renovations of the property.

25. Lee House Renovation ‘Ready to Go’ -

The group that wanted to convert the historic James Lee House in Victorian Village has purchased the home and construction is expected to begin in the next few weeks.

26. Bearden Photos on Display at Leadership Memphis -

Willy Bearden is a local filmmaker best known for works such as his 2010 feature “One Came Home” and the Memphis Memoirs series on WKNO-TV.

He produced the video exhibitions for the Cotton Museum and has produced the New Year’s Eve telecast from Beale Street as well as the Blues Music Awards for the Blues Foundation.

27. Rediscovering the Past -

High-rise office buildings surround it on two sides and even the multistoried rectory at St. Peter Catholic Church offers a downward view of the Magevney House on Adams Avenue, east of Third Street.

28. James Lee House B&B Granted Development Loan -

The conversion of the longtime vacant James Lee House into a luxury bed-and-breakfast inn is moving along in Victorian Village.

The Center City Development Corp., an arm of the Downtown Memphis Commission, granted developers Jose Velazquez and J.W. Gibson a $130,000 development loan for The James Lee House Bed & Breakfast at 690 Adams Ave. at its Friday, Jan. 18, meeting.

29. James Lee House B&B Granted Development Loan -

The conversion of the longtime vacant James Lee House into a luxury bed-and-breakfast inn is moving along in Victorian Village.

The Center City Development Corp., an arm of the Downtown Memphis Commission, granted developers Jose Velazquez and J.W. Gibson a $130,000 development loan for The James Lee House Bed & Breakfast at 690 Adams Ave. at its Friday, Jan. 18, meeting.

30. James Lee House Bed & Breakfast Granted 10-Year Tax Freeze -

The James Lee House redevelopment is moving along in Victorian Village. 

The Center City Revenue Finance Corp., a board of the Downtown Memphis Commission, approved a 10-year payment-in-lieu-of-taxes (PILOT) agreement for The James Lee House Bed & Breakfast at 690 Adams Ave. at its Tuesday, Jan. 8, meeting. The PILOT benefit over the 10-year term is $309,778.

31. James Lee House B&B Granted 10-Year Tax Freeze -

The James Lee House redevelopment is moving along in Victorian Village.

The Center City Revenue Finance Corp., a board of the Downtown Memphis Commission, approved a 10-year payment-in-lieu-of-taxes (PILOT) agreement for The James Lee House Bed & Breakfast at 690 Adams Ave. at its Tuesday, Jan. 8, meeting. The PILOT benefit over the 10-year term is $309,778.

32. Battling Blight -

The kickoff date to the Downtown Memphis Commission’s anti-blight initiative on April 1, 2011, is embedded in president Paul Morris’ memory.

33. Heritage Trail Plan Raises Concerns -

While the focus of the Heritage Trail Community Redevelopment Plan is on public housing projects Cleaborn Pointe at Heritage Landing and Foote Homes, the 20-year plan has far reaching implications for Downtown stakeholders, especially real estate developers.

34. Mallory-Neely House Reopening Seen as Boon for Victorian Village -

Thanks to a new roof and disability compliance, the Mallory-Neely House will be open to the public Fridays and Saturdays beginning Friday, Nov. 9.

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places and located at 652 Adams Ave. in Downtown Memphis’ Victorian Village Historic District, the Mallory-Neely House retains most of the original historic interiors, furniture and artifacts.

35. Neely’s Has Plans to Revamp Jefferson Store -

Pat and Gina Neely, Memphis barbecue entrepreneurs and celebrity chef couple from “Down Home with the Neelys” on the Food Network, have closed the two Memphis Neely’s Bar-B-Que restaurants, FedExForum concessions and catering business.

36. Pera's Name Placed on Forum Lease -

The Memphis City Council Tuesday, Sept. 18, approved adding the name of the new owner of the Memphis Grizzlies basketball franchise to the lease on FedExForum.

The city and county own FedExForum and the NBA franchise leases the forum from both local governments.

37. Council Delays Anti-Discrimination Vote For Legal Opinions -

The Memphis City Council amended an anti-discrimination ordinance covering city government to include banning discrimination based on sexual orientation.

But the council then delayed a vote on the ordinance for a month after the city attorney and the council’s attorney raised questions about whether the addition amounts to a change in the city charter.

38. Forensic Center Case Study of Slow Process -

When Shelby County Mayor Mark Luttrell cut the ribbon on the new West Tennessee Regional Forensic Center last week he motioned for Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. to join him.

39. Council Could Dissolve Coliseum Board -

Memphis City Council members take another step Tuesday, Sept. 4, toward an emerging new push for redevelopment of the Mid-South Fairgrounds by Mayor A C Wharton Jr.’s administration.

The council meets at 3:30 p.m. at City Hall, 125 N. Main St.

40. Council Approves Lee House Transfer -

Memphis City Council members approved the transfer of the James Lee House in Victorian Village Tuesday, Aug. 21, to a developer who will convert the antebellum home into a five-suite bed-and-breakfast inn. Jose Velazquez and his company plan to invest $2 million in private funding in the restoration of the house.

41. Council Approves Cut of City Funding For Vehicle Inspections -

Memphis City Council members voted Tuesday, Aug. 21, to end city funding for vehicle inspections at the end of June 2013.

The 10-2 council vote followed months of discussion among council members about Shelby County government or the state of Tennessee assuming responsibility for the car and truck inspections.

42. Lee House Development Could Propel District -

In the 19th century, Victorian Village was home to Memphis’ elite.

Nowadays, the 10-square-block area in Downtown Memphis has one of the highest concentrations of historic structures in the city, with 24 properties on the National Register of Historic Places within four blocks.

43. Council Mulls Funds for Fairgrounds -

Memphis City Council members take a step closer to redevelopment of the Mid-South Fairgrounds Tuesday, Aug. 21, with $1.7 million in sales tax revenue generated in the Tourism Development Zone that includes The Pyramid.

44. City Council Committee Approves Lee House Transfer -

The Economic Development, Tourism and Technology Committee of the Memphis City Council approved Tuesday, Aug. 7, the $1 transfer of the James Lee house in Downtown Memphis’ Victorian Village from the city of Memphis to The James Lee House LLC, a corporation led by local developer Jose Velazquez.

45. B&B Could Spark Victorian Village -

Following years of due diligence, the James Lee House in Downtown Memphis could soon be the centerpiece of the Victorian Village master plan.

46. B&B Development Could Spark Victorian Village -

Following years of due diligence, the James Lee House in Downtown Memphis could soon be the centerpiece of the Victorian Village master plan.

47. Bell Ringer -

Bricks are not normally seen as a sign of age. But walk past Downtown’s Calvary Episcopal Church and the weathered bricks on the church’s north side begin to tell the story of the oldest public building in Memphis still in continuous use.

48. City Council Approves Pink Palace Agreement -

Memphis City Council members approved on Tuesday, Feb. 21, the terms of a $20 million multiyear renovation of the Memphis Pink Palace Museum

The contract approved by the council with Memphis Museums Inc., a private nonprofit group, would require MMI to raise $10 million – half of the total – from private sources.

49. Council Approves Pink Palace Renovation and Elvis Presley Blvd Funding -

Memphis City Council members approved Tuesday, Feb. 21, the terms of a $20 million multi-year renovation of the Memphis Pink Palace Museum and advanced $16 million in funding over two fiscal years starting this June for improvements along Elvis Presley Boulevard in Whitehaven.

50. Design 500 Finds Passion Preparing Museum Exhibits -

Scott Blake’s home office in a historic building at 671 Jefferson Ave. is clearly the abode of a man with a deep love of art, history and design.

51. Lunchtime Provides Gateway to the Sublime -

Iwouldn’t have reviewed and written about restaurants for 23 years if I didn’t like eating out, but what I really love is dining out for lunch.

Eating dinner in a restaurant has an air of the official about it, of preparation and planning, of rituals that must be attended to, while lunch feels more spontaneous, almost illicit in its manner of getting us out of the office and away from people feverishly wolfing down food from a paper sack at their desks.

52. Memphis – With a Bow On Top -

GIVE MEMPHIS TO SOMEBODY YOU LOVE. Put a polar bear and a panda under the tree. But walk them first. You really don’t want all that on the living room rug. Do this yourself; don’t ask Santa. Polar bears make reindeer skittish.

53. City Council Approves Overton Park Deal -

Memphis City Council members approved Tuesday, Dec. 6, a contract between the city and the Overton Park Conservancy for the private, nonprofit group to run and maintain the city park.

The council vote was unanimous.

54. Council Passes Amended City Bonus, Rejects Water Rate Hike -

Memphis City Council members approved a $750 flat bonus for all full time city employees Tuesday, Dec. 6, and a flat bonus of $200 for part time city employees.

Just as the Shelby County Commission did Monday for county employees, the council departed from the mayoral administration’s plan for a bonus as a percentage of pay.

55. Victorian Village to Host Day of Fun, Race -

Victorian Village Inc. will host A Day of Fun in Victorian Village Oct. 22.

The daylong event will kick off with a 9 a.m. road run on a course that begins at Juvenile Court, 616 Adams Ave.

56. Events -

The Rotary Club of Memphis Central will meet Friday, Aug. 19, from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Holiday Inn University of Memphis, 3700 Central Ave. Scott Blake, executive director of Victorian Village Inc., will speak about historic sites in Memphis. Cost is $20 for nonmembers. To register, call Karen Shea at 683-9099.

57. Events -

The Downtown Memphis Commission will hold a public-sector focus group meeting as part of the Downtown Memphis Design Guidelines and Sign Code update Thursday, Aug.18, at noon in the DMC conference room, 114 N. Main St. For more information, call 575-0540.

58. Events -

The Center City Development Corp. board of directors will meet Wednesday, Aug. 17, at 9 a.m. in the DMC conference room, 114 N. Main St.

59. Renewed Vision -

Victorian Village Inc. executive director Scott Blake has spent the past five years diligently working to revitalize the neighborhood he calls home, and a slew of recent projects indicate Victorian Village could be on the cusp of a renaissance.

60. District Lines Up in Air as Races Near -

The fields for the 13 Memphis City Council races on the October ballot are forming ever so tentatively with about six weeks to the filing deadline.

And the tentativeness is partially a result of the uncertainty about where the council district lines will fall.

61. City Seeks Funding Swap for Loan Programs -

Two loan funds that are part of Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr.’s administration’s move to a broader minority and small-business development program are on Tuesday’s agenda at a City Council committee meeting.

62. Bearden’s Legacy Project Archives Present-Day Memphis -

The Memphis & Shelby County Room at the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library is a treasure trove of information about the area and its people.

Among the library’s catacombs of flat files, cabinets, boxes and shelves are hundreds of thousands of newspapers and magazine articles, maps, oral histories, school yearbooks and pamphlets.

63. Council Finishes Year with Look Ahead -

Memphis City Council members took their first detailed look at the terms of the move by Electrolux to the Frank Pidgeon Industrial Park in southwest Memphis.

City Chief Administrative Officer George Little walked council members through the paperwork of the 2012 move by the Swedish home appliance manufacturer from Montreal to Memphis. The move will bring over 1,200 jobs to Memphis.

64. Council Marks Year’s End With Full Agenda -

Memphis City Council members end their year Tuesday with an agenda that includes final approval of the Power Center planned development in Hickory Hill.

The council meeting begins at 3:30 p.m. at City Hall, 125 N. Main St.

65. City Council Kills Nondiscrimination Ordinance -

With no debate or discussion, a nondiscrimination ordinance for city government died on the second of three readings.

The Memphis City Council voted down the proposal, which would have banned city government from discriminating in hiring and employment on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity or expression. It got six votes, one short of the seven necessary to pass, on second reading.

66. Council Wants Mediation of MCS Funding Dispute -

Mediation is the latest direction in a complex school funding morass that is getting more complex by the day.

Memphis City Council members Tuesday voted to have their attorney file a motion in Chancery Court seeking non-binding mediation on how and how much the city should pay the Memphis City Schools (MCS) system in a two-year funding dispute.

67. School Funding Mediation on Table for Council -

As Memphis City Council members close out the third year of their current four-year term of office, the 13-member body continues to deal with the fallout from one of the first major actions the council approved.

68. Housing History Needs an Update -

We have the key to history. Open the doors.

Together, they are home to more than 300 years of Memphis.

In one, a pioneering schoolteacher lived and raised a family, holding the new city’s first Catholic mass in the tiny drawing room. In the other, several of the city’s first and foremost families held court in 25 rooms, standing on parquet floors beneath soaring, elaborately decorated ceilings.

69. Events -

The Memphis Central Rotary Club will meet Friday from noon to 1 p.m. at Chickasaw Country Club, 3395 Galloway Ave. Shelby County Election Commissioner Brian Stephens will speak about Rebuild Government. Cost is $25 for guests. For reservations, call Karen Shea at 683-9099.

70. Event Marks Juvenile Court Centennial -

Law professionals will celebrate the 100th birthday of the Juvenile Court of Memphis and Shelby County later this month with events that include a 5K run, a continuing legal education seminar and a documentary about the court’s storied past.

71. Council to Vote on Fate of Lee House -

Sometimes, a classic is allowed to gather dust indefinitely on the shelf, its value and artistic worth in danger of being forgotten.

That’s the fate historic preservationists have been trying to reverse for the Lee House at 690 Adams Ave. And now, after months of planning a new future for the home, they’re close to having a reason to celebrate.

72. Nonprofits Launch Anti-Child Abuse Web Site -

A group of local not-for-profit organizations and government agencies have launched a new Web site, www.MemphisStopsChildAbuse.org, and an accompanying campaign, Memphis Stops Child Abuse, in observance of National Child Abuse Prevention Month.

73. CASA Seeks Saturday Volunteers -

Memphis CASA (Court-Appointed Special Advocates) is seeking volunteers to help plant stakes with blue ribbons in the Victorian Village Park Saturday at 10 a.m. for an annual display to raise community awareness about an unmet legal needs for children.

74. Back to Life -

A new chapter is about to be written in the story of a historic Memphis neighborhood once populated by statesmen, land barons and wealthy cotton merchants.

Area stakeholders have several projects in the works to breathe new life into Victorian Village.

75. Victorian Village CDC Receives $18K Grant -

The Victorian Village Inc. Community Development Corp. has been awarded an $18,000 grant from the University of Memphis, Community Foundation of Greater Memphis and United Way of the Mid-South.

76. Victorian Village Restaurant Seeks CCDC’s Aid -

Memphis restaurateur Karen Blockman Carrier has applied for a $50,000 retail forgivable loan from the Center City Development Corp. in an effort to revive Mollie Fontaine Lounge, the restaurant she runs out of an historic Victorian Village home.

77. There Goes the Neighborhood: New hope emerges in one of Memphis’ roughest areas -

Hope and despair have co-existed for a long time along the stretch of Poplar Avenue between Danny Thomas Boulevard and Decatur Street. And for the past two years, the area has seen more change than just about any other inner-city avenue in Memphis.

78. City Launches Effort To Reopen Historic Homes -

Two of the most historic structures in the city shuttered several years ago because of budget cuts are one step closer to reopening.

The city of Memphis is looking for a private management entity to operate and market the Mallory-Neely House, a 25-room mansion at 625 Adams Ave. built in 1852, and the Magevney House, a small clapboard cottage at 198 Adams Ave. built in the 1830s.

79. Events -

The Greater Memphis Chamber Humana Health Series will be today from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. at Crescent Club, Poplar Ave., Suite 909. The speaker panel will include Craig Becker of the Tennessee Hospital Association, Bob Gordon of Baptist Memorial Health Care and Dave Archer of Saint Francis Hospital. For reservations, contact Angela Michaels at 543-3546 or amichaels@memphischamber.com.

80. Concerted Preservation Effort Needed to Save Historic Properties -

Our efforts at historic preservation resemble our efforts to chronicle our history – scattered in different places.

We’ll leave the history books to historians and wait for the massive Memphis tome to come.

81. Decaying Heritage: Historic preservation reaches ‘tipping point’ -

Historic Memphis is rotting faster than the deteriorating economy.

Tight credit markets, long foreclosure lists, frequent mortgage flipping and financially struggling property owners have proven to be bigger threats to the city’s landmark structures than bulldozers. Demolition by neglect is rampant, and preservation leaders don’t yet know what to do about it.

82. Victorian Village Leader Honored for Preservation -

The Victorian Village Inc. Community Development Corp.’s executive director, Scott Blake, has been given the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution’s Historic Preservation Medal.

83. CASA Calls for More Juvenile Advocates -

Volunteers waded through soggy grass and braced against a brisk wind Saturday morning as they erected 3,000 stakes to symbolize the number of abused and neglected children who went through the court system last year without a volunteer advocate.

84. Victorian Village to Hold All Saints’ Day Event -

A unique celebration of All Saints’ Day will be held in and around Victorian Village Nov. 1, with events including everything from a traditional Irish wake to gospel music for the public to enjoy.

Advance tickets are $50. The evening will begin at 7:30 with choral music at St. Mary’s Episcopal Cathedral. A bagpipe procession then will make its way to the Woodruff-Fontaine House, where – among other things – guides will tell stories from the yellow fever period of Memphis history and will tell ghost stories.

85. Victorian Village Documentary To Premiere in August -

A new documentary about an iconic Memphis neighborhood by local filmmaker Willy Bearden will premiere on WKNO next month. Bearden’s film, “The View From Adams Avenue: 19th Century Memphis,” tells the story of Victorian Village, a historic district that harkens back to an era when statesmen, land barons and rich cotton merchants occupied the neighborhood’s stately homes.

86. Victorian Village Stakeholders Look To Reshape Park -

The six-acre park at Poplar Avenue and Manassas Street has two basketball courts, two playground areas, a medium-size pavilion - and a bad reputation.

Area stakeholders say Morris Park, which covers an entire city block, regularly attracts drug dealers and homeless people. Recent crime data are similarly unflattering. More than 100 criminal incidents were reported within a half-mile of the park in the past month alone, according to The Daily News Online, www.memphisdailynews.com.

87. Bearden Film PremiereScheduled for May -      Local filmmaker Willy Bearden's documentary about the 150-year-old Memphis neighborhood known as Victorian Village is scheduled to premiere next month.
     That event, to be held on the law

88. Victorian Village DesignatedPreserve America Community -      The Victorian Village neighborhood has been designated a Preserve America Community, an initiative led by first lady Laura Bush that directs national recognition and grants, among other things, toward strengthening the c

89. Events -

The Memphis Public Library and Information Center will host photographer, author and historian Willy Bearden, who will present a photo archive of the historic Victorian Village district, today at 5:30 p.m. at the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library, 3030 Poplar Ave. The event is free and open to the public. For more information call 415-2700.

90. Events -

Team in Training will host the first Wedding Crashers fundraiser event to benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of the Mid-South Saturday from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the Jay Etkin Gallery, 409 S. Main St. Guests will get to eat wedding cake and dance to wedding songs. Door prizes and a silent auction will be available. Tickets are $50 and can be bought by calling Chris Albonetti at 825-1159.

91. Filmmaker to DonateVictorian Village Archive -      Memphis filmmaker, photographer, historian and author Willy Bearden will turn over an extensive photo archive of the historic Victorian Village neighborhood to the Memphis Public Library & Information Center Monday. His

92. County Commission AgreesTo New Forensic Center Site -      The Shelby County Board of Commissioners has seconded the idea of a new Regional Forensic Center on part of the Juvenile Court parking lot. County Mayor A C Wharton Jr. announced the site last week after a three-year sea

93. County Commission Back Morgue Site, Prepares To Talk Spending Cuts -

Shelby County commissioners gave their blessing Monday to a site for the new Regional Forensics Center. The resolution approved at Monday’s session refers generally to county-owned land between Poplar Avenue and Washington Street that is now parking for Juvenile Court.

94. County Commission Back Morgue Site, Prepares To Talk Spending Cuts -

Shelby County commissioners gave their blessing today to a site for the new Regional Forensics Center. The resolution approved at today's session refers generally to county-owned land between Poplar Avenue and Washington Street that is now parking for Juvenile Court.

95. Bearden to Chronicle Memphis Starting With Victorian Village -

Willy Bearden is a prolific filmmaker and author whose projects over the years have tackled local subjects as diverse as Memphis' garage band scene, Elmwood Cemetery and the importance of King Cotton.

96. Victorian Village EffortsHelped by $10K State Grant -      A nonprofit group that's working to build interest in the historic Memphis neighborhood known as Victorian Village has been given a $10,000 community enhancement grant from the state of Tennessee.
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97. CDC Forms To Preserve Victorian Village -

It's going to take a village to shore up - a village.

That's apparently the sentiment driving a group of people who want to breathe new life into Victorian Village, the historic cluster of stately mansions, 19th century homes and small businesses on the eastern edge of Downtown Memphis.

98. Bioscience Sector Proliferates Subtly but Powerfully in Medical District -

Elvis was a patient there, not to mention the vast number of babies who have been born in the hospitals of the Memphis Medical District.

But while several hospitals still operate in the Downtown district - including some that are undergoing major expansions and renovations, such as Le Bonheur Children's Medical Center - the face of the medical center is changing.

99. Memphis LandmarksFace Uncertain Future -     The Tennessee Preservation Trust recently released its annual list of the top 10 most endangered historic places in the state, and several Memphis landmarks were featured.
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100. Events -

Memphis Heritage presents "Victorian Village: Memphis' Silk Stocking Suburb" as part of its 2006 Preservation Series today from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Trinity Methodist Church, 447 N. Evergreen St. Registration for the four-part series is $60. Call 529-9828 or visit www.memphisheritage.org.