Editorial Results (free)
1. Hillsboro High Land Sale: New School, Big Profit
- Saturday, November 22, 2014
Merritt Rowe knows her children will never personally benefit from any changes to Hillsboro High School in Green Hills, but as the parent of two current students and another starting next year, it is something she is willing to fight for and encourages other parents – especially those of future students – to do the same.
2. Master Plan
- Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Progress is usually expensive and seldom convenient. But the alternative?
Regression, at an ultimately higher cost, and eventually the realization that an opportunity slipped by.
Such was the mindset as University of Tennessee Health Science Center leaders launched a campus master plan designed to enhance UTHSC’s position as an urban academic medical center at the core of a larger revitalization of the Memphis Medical Center District.
3. Outdoors Inc. Cyclocross Championship Returns
- Thursday, November 06, 2014
Memphis might not qualify as a cyclocross racing hotbed. That description better fits Seattle, San Francisco, Denver and Boston.
But Memphis has something they don’t: the longest continuous running cyclocross event.
4. Marine Hospital, I-55 Roundabout Draw Interest
- Friday, October 24, 2014
The public’s first opportunity to get a look at the old U.S. Marine Hospital by Chickasaw Heritage Park earlier this year included a chance to walk around the old set of buildings and the grounds overlooking the Mississippi River.
5. Road to Better Mass Transit
- Saturday, September 20, 2014
Picking a new transit chief is critical for a city in transition.
Next year, Nashville residents will elect a new mayor and turn over its large Metro Council.
Davidson County also expects some 200,000 new residents over the next 20 years, and much of the success of future development will depend on the ease of navigating around Nashville – already the nation’s second-worst area for sprawl, according to Smart Growth America.
6. Park Progress
- Saturday, June 28, 2014
Shelby Farms Park has always seemed, in a way, like Memphis’ 4,500-acre backyard.
Venture to the park on any given day, and what’s liable to greet you is a cross section of Memphis that presents itself amid the park’s rolling hills, pastures, trails and lakes.
7. Editorial: Park Situation Speaks to Bigger City Issues
- Saturday, June 21, 2014
The parking controversy at Overton Park is probably the best place to begin to think more about what happens when we get our wish for more density within the parkways.
More people living and working or going to the same area or park, in this case, means change on a lot of different levels.
8. Brady: Zoo Parking Solution Difficult
- Friday, June 20, 2014
The president of the Memphis Zoo says solutions to the parking problem at Overton Park won’t be easy and likely will involve change for all of the park’s institutions.
“Overton Park is a community park. … It’s clearly not a neighborhood park,” Chuck Brady told The Daily News in his first interview since protests began in late May over the zoo’s use of the park greensward for overflow parking. “It’s easy to define the problem. But it’s difficult to carve out a solution.”
9. Marisol’s World
- Friday, June 13, 2014
When “Marisol: Sculptures and Works on Paper” opens Saturday, June 14, at the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, sculptor Marisol Escobar will be at her New York home, where she spends much of her time, working occasionally 40 to 50 years after being in the spotlight of the art world.
- Saturday, May 17, 2014
Bikesploitation 4 will be held Saturday, May 17, at 2 p.m. at the Metal Museum, 374 Metal Museum Drive. The event will include a live bicycle sculpture, photo booth, live music, film screenings and more. A bike parade and slow ride jam will begin at 11:50 a.m. at six starting points across Memphis. Visit bikesploitation.com for a schedule.
- Friday, May 16, 2014
Memphis Orchid Society will hold its annual show and sale Friday, May 16, through Sunday, May 18, at Memphis Botanic Garden, 750 Cherry Road. Parking and admission are free. Visit memphisbotanicgarden.com for a schedule.
- Thursday, May 15, 2014
Memphis in May World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest will be held Thursday, May 15, through Saturday, May 17, in Tom Lee Park on Riverside Drive. Hundreds of teams compete for more than $110,000 in prizes. Visit memphisinmay.org.
13. Beale Alterations Point to Possible Larger Changes
- Tuesday, February 04, 2014
As a brass band leading a lunch-hour parade on Beale Street last Friday passed Handy Park, a crew wearing the district’s new uniforms for maintenance workers were taking down the Performa Entertainment sign outlining the ground rules for the park area.
14. Our Kind of Street
- Friday, November 22, 2013
A DIFFERENT KIND OF ADDRESS. The sticker on the door of Elwood’s Shack – sort of on Summer and sort of in Lowe’s parking lot – said “Summer Ave. is my Poplar.”
15. Campus Connections
- Saturday, November 02, 2013
The University of Memphis is in the early stages of updating its campus master plan, and it will seek input from its neighbors as it moves into its next century of higher education.
The U of M has hired the Smith Group JJR of Ann Arbor, Mich., to lead the effort with Memphis-based LRK Inc. serving as the local partner.
16. Cyclist Protection
- Friday, September 20, 2013
The city’s third kind of bicycle lane has been taking shape for about a month on Overton Park Avenue between Bellevue Boulevard and Cleveland Street.
It’s the first of 15 miles of “protected” bike lanes that flip the position of parked cars and the bike lane to put the parked cars between the bicyclists and auto traffic. And it is green.
17. August 2-8, 2013: This week in Memphis history
- Saturday, August 03, 2013
1993: Shelby County Mayor Bill Morris kicked off his bid for the Democratic nomination for governor in 1994 with a series of press conferences in each of the state’s major cities, starting with Memphis.
18. Change of Scenery
- Saturday, July 20, 2013
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.
19. All Aboard
- Thursday, July 18, 2013
Central Station is poised to ride Downtown’s development momentum into its next phase of life.
Memphis Area Transit Authority officials are now reviewing requests for proposals for the next round of redevelopment at the iconic Downtown property.
20. Edge to Oversee Baptist’s $84.8 Million Cancer Center
- Monday, June 03, 2013
In his earliest days as a surgeon specialized in treating breast cancer, Dr. Stephen Edge was fascinated by disparities in cancer care.
21. CRG2 CEO Singer Named Women’s Biz Enterprise Star
- Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Mary Singer, CEO of CRG2 SustainableSolutions, has been named a 2013 Women’s Business Enterprise Star by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council. She was chosen by Women’s Business Council South, one of the national organization’s 14 regional partner organizations.
22. New School Media Blends Film, Music Into ‘Funky’
- Monday, April 08, 2013
In 2007, Sean Faust and business partner Brad Ellis came together with Memphis music icon Doug Easley to create a company offering full-service audio and video recording and mixing services.
23. Apple CEO Promises Investors ‘Great Stuff' to Come
- Thursday, February 28, 2013
CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) – Apple CEO Tim Cook sought to assure shareholders Wednesday that the company is working on some "great stuff" that may help reverse a sharp decline in its stock price.
24. Aging With Grace
- Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Overton Park’s combination party and fundraiser this past weekend celebrated a milestone birthday for the park.
But in addition to serving as a way for supporters to tip the hat in honor of the park’s 111th anniversary and enjoy drinks, hors d’oeuvres, music and dancing in the park’s “formal gardens,” the “Magical Night at Overton Park” event Saturday, Nov. 10, was something more. Tina Sullivan, executive director of the Overton Park Conservancy, said the event was the group’s first major fundraiser.
25. Public Hearings Begin On Main to Main Connector
- Friday, October 26, 2012
Downtown Memphis Commission president Paul Morris calls it “Main Street to Main Street Over The Harahan.”
The unofficial name for the $30 million project linking Main Street Memphis to Broadway Street in West Memphis via a bicycle and pedestrian boardwalk on the Harahan rail bridge across the Mississippi River draws fewer questions than the title that involves the term “intermodal connector.”
26. Grassroots Effort
- Thursday, October 04, 2012
Approaching the second anniversary of “New Face for an Old Broad” and the Historic Broad Avenue Business Association’s painting of its own bike lanes, the Binghampton district has seen activity increase exponentially on several fronts.
27. The Heart Beats
- Friday, September 14, 2012
THE HEART BEATS. AGAIN. A lifetime ago, screwdrivers with lifetime guarantees came from an art moderne castle, and screwdrivers with orange juice came from the only other Friday’s outside of Manhattan.
28. For the People
- Monday, September 03, 2012
It’s well-known that the Memphis area’s population suffers from a host of chronic health issues, from obesity to hypertension to Type 2 diabetes, making it ground zero for students and researchers dedicated to finding solutions to public health issues.
29. Hayes Returns to PR Following Role in Wharton Administration
- Friday, August 17, 2012
Kerry Hayes knows a thing or two about what makes a city tick.
He spent nearly three years as special assistant to Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr., where he focused on research and innovation. Hayes led the effort to secure a $4.8 million grant from Bloomberg Philanthropies, allowing Wharton to establish an “Innovation Delivery Team” of researchers to reduce handgun violence and accelerate economic development in the inner city.
30. The State of Green
- Monday, July 30, 2012
There are many shades of green.
And the use of the term “green” to describe public policies, business practices and other decisions designed to improve or sustain natural surroundings and our connection with them touches on so many other considerations.
31. Schools Referendum Foes Face Heavy Legal Burden
- Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Shelby County Commissioners seeking to stop the referendums on municipal school districts have a heavy legal burden going into Thursday’s hearing on the matter in U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee.
32. City Kicks Off Neighborhood Innovation Effort
- Wednesday, July 04, 2012
Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr.’s administration is set to begin a concerted effort to bring back neighborhood retail in three parts of the city.
Wharton and his Innovation Delivery Team, funded by the Bloomberg Philanthropies of New York, rolled out the first moves Monday, July 2, for parts of South Memphis, Binghampton and the Madison and Cleveland area.
33. Sister Joan Byrne Finds Calling in Memphis
- Friday, March 16, 2012
When Sister Joan Byrne completed her high school education at a boarding school run by the Irish Sisters of Mercy in County Westmeath, Central Ireland, she made the biggest commitment of her life: to stay on and join the religious order.
34. Cyclocross Gains Speed in 25th Year
- Friday, November 11, 2011
In 25 years, the annual Outdoors Inc. Cyclocross Championship has had three homes – Shelby Farms Park, Sea Isle Park in East Memphis and its current home in Greenbelt Park on Mud Island.
35. Victory Bicycle Spins its Wheels In Roomier Space on Broad
- Monday, November 07, 2011
Victory Bicycle Studio recently opened the doors to its new store at 2549 Broad Ave., just more than a year after its original location caught fire.
36. Staub Brings Small-Business Message Home
- Friday, September 30, 2011
Small-business coach Robert Staub couldn’t have chosen a more ideal day and setting than Wednesday, Sept. 28, at Shelby Farms Park to complete his month-long, statewide “Grow Your Business Tour,” bringing strategy, support and camaraderie to Tennessee’s small-business owners.
37. FBI: Violent Crime Down by 6 Percent Last Year
- Wednesday, September 21, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) – Violent crime dropped 6 percent in 2010, marking the fourth straight year-to-year decline, while property crime was down for the eighth straight year, falling 2.7 percent, the FBI said Monday, referring to crimes reported to authorities.
38. Fullilove Calls Madison Bike Lanes 'Disaster'
- Friday, August 19, 2011
Add Memphis City Council member Janis Fullilove to the list of those opposed to dedicated bicycle lanes on Madison Avenue between Cleveland and Cooper streets.
39. Grow Your Business Tour Takes Message Across State
- Tuesday, August 02, 2011
Mid-South small-business coach Robert Staub is preparing to embark on a monthlong, statewide tour to bring his growth strategies to small-business owners in 13 Tennessee communities.
- Monday, July 25, 2011
The Memphis Library and Information Center board of trustees will meet Monday, July 25, at noon at the Frayser Branch, 3712 Argonne St. For more information, call 415-2846.
41. Shifting Restaurant Scene Sometimes Hard to Track
- Monday, July 11, 2011
I was surprised to hear – from a friend in the wine business, which is how a great deal of restaurant news travels – that Karen Ross had left Erling Jensen: The Restaurant after serving as chef de cuisine for four years. Ross and executive chef and owner Erling Jensen made a good team and worked together extremely well in that kitchen.
42. Madison Bike Lane Debate Heats Up
- Tuesday, April 26, 2011
More than 60 business owners along the Midtown leg of Madison Avenue are coalescing around the idea of something other than a dedicated bicycle lane in both directions on the street.
Their idea is that bicycles and motorized traffic should continue sharing the curb lane in both directions with no new lane markings. That would keep two lanes of motorized traffic both ways.
43. Switch Creative Designs On Local, National Levels
- Monday, April 18, 2011
Switch Creative is a Memphis-based design firm that has made a name for itself on a local and national level in the advertising world.
With high-profile clients such as MTV, Oakley and Ride Snowboards, creator Michael Carpenter has been able to turn out top-notch designs on everything from snowboards, apparel and CD covers to posters, business cards and logos.
44. Harahan Boardwalk Backers Plan Return to Omaha
- Wednesday, March 30, 2011
The Memphis group working with Union Pacific Corp. to build a bike and pedestrian boardwalk across the Mississippi River will be at the railroad’s Omaha, Neb., headquarters next month.
45. Connection Challenge
- Thursday, December 09, 2010
The search is on for dozens of connections among Shelby County’s major greenways and greenlines, which will enhance the area’s overall “green print.”
The recent openings of the Wolf River Greenway’s first mile and Shelby Farms Park’s pedestrian/bicycle bridge were reminders of an emerging off-road trail network that is still under development.
46. Park Progression
- Friday, September 17, 2010
The Shelby Farms Park Conservancy is gearing up to debut two new major park enhancements by the end of the year, with more on tap for early 2011 and beyond.
47. Self-Realization: Dunderhead
- Monday, June 07, 2010
There is a time in your young life when you realize you are a mechanical dunderhead. One such realization came when I was trying to unscrew a strange screw on my bicycle that I had never seen before. It had no slot. It looked like the point of a knife would turn it, so I proceeded to break a few tips off mom’s steak knives before my dad appeared.
48. Baptist-DeSoto a Beacon for Nursing
- Thursday, March 25, 2010
The 11-story Baptist Memorial Hospital-Desoto may tower over Southaven, but its nurses are grounded in the community they serve.
They stage health fairs, teach children bicycle safety and send gift packages to soldiers. Besides their community outreach efforts, they constantly work to improve the quality of care by keeping current with innovations, continuing their educations and sharing their knowledge with one another.
49. No Room at the Inn
- Monday, February 08, 2010
The bed came with a view of a sparkling Mississippi River on a winter day that was about 10 degrees on the warm side of crisp. The trees were bare and no one appeared to be at home near the concrete floodwall that ends just south of The Pyramid.
50. White Touches on Local Commercial Real Estate Market
- Thursday, November 19, 2009
Barry F. White, a member of Farris Bobango Branan PLC, has been named to the Best Lawyers in America 2010 edition in the area of Real Estate Law.
White also practices in finance, secured transactions, commercial law and commercial contracts law.
51. Hidden Bookstore Offers Escape for Patrons
- Monday, May 11, 2009
Tucked in a corner and barely visible from Madison Avenue, The English Major Bookstore is the perfect place to browse for a good read without worrying about pocketbook woes or stumbling over crowds.
52. New Beginning
- Monday, September 24, 2007
Less than a year after its merger with AmSouth Bancorp. became official, Regions Financial Corp. is ready to start a new chapter in the annals of Memphis banking.
On Oct. 26, Birmingham, Ala.-based Regions officially will open the doors to all its local branches with new signage, new branding and a new attitude.
53. After Ignoring Others' Advice, Gilbert Discovers Enjoyable Legal Career
- Thursday, May 10, 2007
Allison T. Gilbert likes to go against the grain.
When she was searching for a job after college and without a specific career in mind, the people around her advised not to go to law school. So that was exactly what Gilbert did. Almost 10 years later, Gilbert is now a member at Harris Shelton Hanover Walsh PLLC. She focuses her practice in the areas of commercial and industrial real estate.
54. Chopping Block Looms for Libertyland
- Thursday, January 26, 2006
After 18 years of auctioning off anything from furniture to industrial equipment, Ken Roebuck is preparing for what might be his auction company's most attention-grabbing sale.
Bidders at the event would be vying for such items as an old-fashioned wooden carousel with 48 hand-carved horses. Roller coasters, amusement park equipment and a bevy of other items could also be up for grabs.
55. Archived Article: Gov Focus
- Friday, October 08, 2004
Katherine Turner, Memphis MPO Senior planner:
Officials Examine Bike, Pedestrian Options
The Daily News
Many Memphians are relying less on cars and more on biking or walking to get from here to there, and at the moment, the cit...
56. Archived Article: Comm Briefs
- Friday, August 23, 2002
The grand re-opening of Handy Performing Arts Park is 6 p
The Childrens Museum of Memphis and Coca-Cola Bottling of Memphis entered into a 10-year partnership agreement for the new vending area inside the museum. Children can enter a drawing thro...
57. Archived Article: Standout (forsdick)
- Friday, August 11, 2000
By SUZANNE THOMPSON A grace filled life By SUZANNE THOMPSON The Daily News When Lance Forsdick Jr. began his construction company in 1996, he wanted to give it a name that would exemplify his life. He only had to look as far as his family for the an...
58. Archived Article: Comm Briefs
- Friday, May 19, 2000
The 11th annual Memphis Italian Festival is set for June in Marquette Park in East Memphis The 11th annual Memphis Italian Festival is set for June in Marquette Park in East Memphis. The festival is 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. June 2 and 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Ju...
59. Archived Article: Opd (bott)
- Thursday, April 08, 1999
By LAURIE JOHNSON Depot wants increased priority on I-240/Airways interchange By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News Several amendments to the roadway program of the citys Long Range Transportation Plan will be considered today by the Memphis/Shelby Count...
60. Archived Article: Comm Focus
- Friday, June 13, 1997
By SUZANNE THOMPSON Pedaling patrols Police department bicycle patrol units give officers accessibility squad cars lack By SUZANNE THOMPSON The Daily News If youve noticed more bicycle patrolmen in the Midtown area, it isnt because the Beale Street ...