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1. Shelby Farms Campaign Closes In on Last $100,000 -

The Shelby Farms Park Conservancy hopes to close out its $70 million capital fundraising campaign by Sunday, Feb. 1, for the “Heart of the Park” improvements already underway.

2. Local Shopping -

Modern Handmade Memphis has come back to Overton Square with another of its pop-up shops that showcases handmade goods, the latest such event hosted a few times each year by the duo who also captain the Memphis Etsy Team.

3. Paper & Clay Named as Runner-Up for Magazine Award -

“Garden & Gun” magazine has announced that Memphis-based handmade ceramics studio Paper & Clay is among the runners up in its fifth annual Made in the South Awards.

The awards honor artisans from across the region and celebrate Southern craftsmen making products in the categories of food, drink, outdoors, home and style and design.

4. McGuire Joins Insight Risk Management -

Myles McGuire has joined Insight Risk Management LLC as a corporate consultant. In his new role, he will consult with commercial clients and place them with the appropriate coverages to protect their business from risk and liability issues.

5. Hook, Line & Sinker -

In May, when the first guests at Big Cypress Lodge inside The Pyramid open the French doors in their rooms, they’ll be able to walk onto a patio overlooking the sprawling interior of the Bass Pro Shops store and attraction, including a re-creation of Delta cypress swamp and 600,000 gallons of water features.

6. Outdoors Inc. Cyclocross Championship Returns -

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.

7. Willow Lake Sales Positive News For The Market -

The sale this week of five properties inside Willow Lake Business Park and Corporate Park for $4.2 million was welcome news for several reasons.

For one, true owners tend to take much better care of properties and market them more aggressively than special servicers like Bethesda, Md.-based CWCapital Asset Management.

8. Outdoors Celebration -

A new Memphis outdoors event kicking off this weekend at Shelby Farms will celebrate the lifestyle of the outdoors and sporting enthusiasts, alongside a set of friendly and competitive off-road races.

9. Urban Wilderness a Paradise for Outdoors Enthusiasts -

Knoxville Urban Wilderness offers 42 miles of trails, four Civil War sites and the Ijams Nature Center on public and private lands, connecting parks, neighborhoods and schools.

It’s the perfect place for adventurous souls to hike and rent bikes, kayaks or paddleboats to get closer to nature in the midst of Knoxville.

10. New Tennessee Distribution Center to Bring 700 Jobs -

Officials say Academy Sports + Outdoors plans to build a distribution center in Putnam County, Tenn., which will bring 700 jobs to the area over the next five years.

Company executives said in a statement on Friday that the 1.6 million-square-foot distribution center in Cookeville would support continued growth for the Katy, Texas-based sporting goods retailer. It will be the company’s third distribution center.

11. Riverside Debate Reflects Pace of Riverfront Change -

On the day that the Memphis Grizzlies Foundation unveiled plans to add a soccer field, volleyball court and six-station fitness loop to Tom Lee Park, city engineers got an earful in the Beale Street Landing breezeway from critics of other changes to the stretch of Riverside Drive that runs by the park and the landing.

12. Tennessee Signs Out-of-State Firm for Ads -

NASHVILLE (AP) – Tennessee officials have signed a five-year, $60 million contract with a Kansas City, Missouri firm to produce the "Made in Tennessee" tourism campaign.

The marketing agency VML, which has opened a Nashville office, produced two 30-second TV commercials promoting getting outdoors in Tennessee. The ads feature with dramatic waterfalls, green rolling hills and horseback-riding amid a forest scene. The ads will play in about a dozen markets around the country.

13. Beale Street Landing Looks Beyond Early Curiosity -

The Riverfront Development Corp. is filling in a calendar of events at the newly opened Beale Street Landing that stretches into the fall and demonstrates the role of programming in holding the larger public’s interest beyond those coming to the landing now out of curiosity.

14. Downtown Stakeholders Talk Office Space, Riverfront -

Office space is moving east in Memphis for now.

But the head of the Downtown Memphis Commission says that doesn’t appear to be a long-term trend.

“I don’t disagree that that’s happened. I disagree that that will continue to happen over the next 20 or 30 years,” Downtown Memphis Commission president Paul Morris said on the WKNO-TV program “Behind the Headlines.” “If you look at it from the longer-term perspective across America, more and more offices are returning to downtown areas.”

15. University of Memphis Plans New Recreation Center -

The University of Memphis Student Government Association has approved a fee increase to fund construction of a new student recreation and fitness center.

The 192,500-square-foot center will be along Southern Avenue north of the existing center. Construction will be done in three phases, with the center scheduled to open in 2018. The $62 million center will be funded by a student fee increase of $307 for the 2014-2015 school year.

16. Schadt Reflects on ArtsMemphis Time, Looks Ahead -

Thirteen years is a long time to do one job and do it well, which explains why Susan Schadt already talks with an air of wistfulness about her imminent departure as president and CEO of ArtsMemphis at the end of this year.

17. University of Memphis Plans New Recreation Center -

The University of Memphis Student Government Association has approved a fee increase to fund construction of a new student recreation and fitness center.

The 192,500-square-foot center will be along Southern Avenue north of the existing center. Construction will be done in three phases, with the center scheduled to open in 2018. The $62 million center will be funded by a student fee increase of $307 for the 2014-2015 school year.

18. Events -

The U.S. Attorney’s Office, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law and National Bar Association will hold a continuing legal education program titled “Remaking America: 50 Years of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act” Friday, June 13, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, 1 N. Front St. Call 544-0122 for more information.

19. Events -

National Hispanic Professional Organization – Memphis will meet Thursday, June 12, from noon to 1 p.m. at the Hilton Memphis, 939 Ridge Lake Blvd. Shelby County Mayor Mark Luttrell and Sheriff Bill Oldham will speak. On-site registration begins at 11:30 a.m. Cost is free for members and $20 for nonmembers. Email info@nhpomemphis.us.

20. Taylor Promoted to Account Supervisor at Red Deluxe -

Kelsey Taylor has been promoted to account supervisor from account manager at Memphis-based advertising agency Red Deluxe. Taylor joined the firm in 2011 and leads the firm’s work for Baptist Memorial Health Care Corp. and the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation in Washington, D.C.

21. The Daily News Claims Four Awards -

The Daily News and The Memphis News earned first place honors over the weekend for editorials in the annual Tennessee Associated Press Managing Editors awards.

The editorials were judged the best among Division 3 newspapers across the state of Tennessee, newspapers with a circulation of up to 15,000.

22. MorGreen Shifts to Meet Changing Customer Demands -

When Mike Omar opened MorGreen in Collierville in 1987, it was as a traditional outdoor landscaping business, a garden center focused on selling items like fertilizer, mulch and sod and offering some landscaping work.

23. Book Blitz -

Literacy Mid-South is spending part of this month literally surrounded by books.

The nonprofit, which is promoting the national Read Across America initiative in March, is in the process of collecting some 3,000 books (valued at $48,000) to give away. And in the meantime, those books will need to be somehow stored in the organization’s 1,300-square-foot office.

24. US Manufacturing Boosted by Orders and Stockpiles -

WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. manufacturing expanded more quickly last month as companies received more orders and boosted their stockpiles.

A measure of production fell to its lowest level in nearly five years, likely a casualty of severe winter weather. But the rise in orders raises the possibility that factory output will rebound in coming months, economists said.

25. Tenn. Bill to Protect Outdoorsmen From Drones -

A proposal that would prohibit the use of drones to conduct video surveillance of outdoorsmen in Tennessee without their permission has passed the Senate.

The measure, sponsored by Republican Sen. Mike Bell of Riceville, was unanimously approved 31-0 on Thursday.

26. Tennessee Bill to Protect Outdoorsmen From Drones -

A proposal that would prohibit the use of drones to conduct video surveillance of outdoorsmen in Tennessee without their permission has passed the Senate.

The measure, sponsored by Republican Sen. Mike Bell of Riceville, was unanimously approved 31-0 on Thursday.

27. Hampline Recalls Overton Park Interstate Plans -

In a city with lots of markers and monuments showing where historic events happened, there is an increasing amount of attention to a different kind of Memphis historic event.

And it involves something that did not happen – the interstate that was supposed to go through Overton Park 50 years ago but was first delayed and then stopped for good in a U.S. Supreme Court ruling 43 years ago this coming Sunday.

28. Tour Shows Work Progressing in Pyramid -

The opening date for Bass Pro Shops at The Pyramid is still tentative.

But it appears to now be in December depending on who you talked with this week as the outdoors retailer offered a look inside The Pyramid.

29. Council Tours Pyramid, Weighs City Offices In Two Malls -

Memphis City Council members heard Tuesday, Feb. 18, that the administration of Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. wants to move some city government offices into the Soulsville Town Center in South Memphis and is weighing whether to renovate or tear down and build anew on the site of the Southbrook Mall in Whitehaven.

30. Council to Review Mall Conversions -

Memphis City Council members get a look at plans for the redevelopment of two shopping malls Tuesday, Feb. 18.

But the council’s last meeting for February apparently won’t include any presentation of a proposal to change the benefits of new city hires and city employees with less than 10 years on the job, as promised earlier by Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr.’s administration.

31. Bell Joins First State Bank as Commercial Loan Officer -

Jonathan Bell has joined First State Bank as vice president/commercial loan officer. Bell, who has more than 13 years of experience in the banking industry, will provide banking services for businesses in Collierville and the surrounding area.

32. Destination: Memphis -

On a slow Sunday afternoon Downtown with the Broncos and Chargers NFL playoff game on a bar TV screen, a trio of 20-somethings – two men and one woman – watched the game, speculated about whether the Grizzlies were playing a few blocks away and quizzed one another about their plans for the future.

33. Interior Department Ends Federal 'Blueway' Program -

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – A U.S. Interior Department program intended to recognize conservation efforts along the nation's waterways was dissolved on Friday amid opposition from landowners and politicians who feared it would lead to increased regulations and possible land seizures.

34. Beaten Path -

Footprints and fat tires have taken their toll on the Tour de Wolf Trail at Shelby Farms Park, and signs of its overuse are evident all along the roughly 6-mile path.

35. Indie Memphis Showing Movies Outdoors -

The Indie Memphis Film Festival is presenting a free movie double feature outdoors at the end of the week.

The double feature will be held Friday, Nov. 1, at Overton Square’s new Tower Courtyard, on Trimble Place behind Memphis Pizza Cafe and Golden India). The event, sponsored by FOX 13, will begin at 6:30 p.m. with Mel Brooks’ “Young Frankenstein.” FOX 13 at 8:30 p.m. will present an episode from Fox’s new drama “Sleepy Hollow,” then at 9:30 p.m., Tim Burton’s “Edward Scissorhands” will be shown.

36. RootMetrics: AT&T Top Memphis Mobile Provider -

Mobile phone carriers are scrapping earnestly among themselves to offer the flashiest phones to consumers, with offerings that cater to all manner of tastes and price points, but when it comes to actual mobile performance, a new study has found a clear winner in Memphis.

37. Green Growth -

Tioga Environmental Consultants is adding new staff and ramping up for an increased workload, due at least in part to new commercial regulations expected next year on lead-based paint in commercial facilities.

38. Kirby Finds Home With Harris Shelton -

When he was in the second grade, Matthew Kirby’s mother was told he needed to either be a lawyer or a preacher.

39. Bass Pro Shops To Begin Pyramid Work End of August -

Bass Pro Shops will begin installing its store and other attractions in The Pyramid at the end of August.

That is the date the city’s part of the work on the renovation of The Pyramid is expected to be completed according to a project update Tuesday, July 16, for the Memphis City Council and the Downtown Memphis Commission.

40. No Bass Pro Signage On Pyramid's Northern Face -

A revised plan for signage at The Pyramid by Bass Pro Shops shows the outdoor retailer has dropped plans for a large logo on the north face of the pyramid that faces the residential communities on Mud Island’s north end.

41. The Show Goes On -

Within the space of a week, Dan McCleary’s professional theater company lost major funding before almost simultaneously getting word that it has a big grant from Arts Midwest, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts.

42. Orvis Opens Store Inside Laurelwood -

Orvis has opened a retail store at 4556 Poplar Ave. inside Laurelwood Shopping Center.

Orvis, founded in 1856, made its name by becoming a leader in the mail order and catalog business. In fact, Orvis is the oldest continuously operated catalog company in the nation.

43. West Nile Warning -

As summer approaches, Memphians who enjoy being outdoors in the evening might want to consider taking protective measures.

The Shelby County Health Department has detected mosquitoes infected with West Nile virus in Memphis, Bartlett, Germantown, Collierville and parts of unincorporated Shelby County – the earliest occurrence of positive West Nile Virus pools on record.

44. Corporate Contribution -

On a beautiful spring morning last week more than 100 local FedEx employees came together along the banks of the Wolf River to do a beautiful thing.

It was the 40th anniversary of FedEx, whose employees volunteered with the Wolf River Conservancy to pull up invasive privet, plant wildflowers and trees, paint sewer vents and build nesting boxes for indigenous birds.

45. Shakin’ Up Beale -

The newest addition to Beale Street is a Memphis music legend. Jerry Lee Lewis, the last living member of the Sun Records’ “Million Dollar Quartet,” is lending his name and personal items to a nightspot at 310 Beale St.

46. Long, Winding Road Brings Frulla Home for Legal Career -

Before exploring the hushed recesses of a law library and the endless indexes of a legal textbook, Chris Frulla of Rainey, Kizer, Reviere & Bell PLC wanted to explore some of the country.

His wanderlust took him from Memphis, where he’d attended White Station High School, to South Carolina and College of Charleston. He graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in anthropology and minor in geology and environmental geostudies.

47. Arena Transformation -

As the city of Memphis is nearing completion of its preparation of The Pyramid for Bass Pro Shops, the Springfield, Mo.-based retailer is slated to start its part of the project in March.

The city and Bass Pro Shops in January filed two building permits with the city-county Office of Construction Code Enforcement for $21.5 million and $7 million for renovations to 32-story The Pyramid arena at 1 A.W. Willis Ave.

48. Outdoor Retail Executive Picked for Interior -

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama on Wednesday nominated outdoor business executive Sally Jewell to lead the Interior Department.

49. Austin Takes Reins Of Wolf River Conservancy -

Commercial real estate lawyer Stewart Austin of Glankler Brown, PLLC, has been named the new board president for the Wolf River Conservancy as of Jan. 1.

50. Guscette Named Sales Representative at P.O.P. Solutions -

Ally Guscette has been promoted to sales representative at Germantown-based brand-marketing firm P.O.P. Solutions Group LLC. In her new role, Guscette will help businesses develop brand awareness through promotional products, press kits, print materials and point-of-purchase displays. She joined the company in 2011 as part of a sales team and begins Germantown Leadership training this month.

51. State Parks Sponsor Hikes to Begin New Year -

NASHVILLE (AP) – The Tennessee State Parks system is sponsoring hikes at the start of the new year to commemorate its 75th anniversary.

State Environment and Conservation Commissioner Bob Martineau says each state park will host its own special hike in the first few days of 2013.

52. The Gift for Those Who Have Everything -

What do you give someone who has everything? It’s the holiday season, time for us to reach out to those we know, love and respect offering gifts as a token of our feelings. Some of us get creative, finding the perfect gift. Others of us struggle, uncertain as to what would be the right gift. Some of us are fortunate enough to have the challenge of finding the right gift for the person who has everything.

53. Taking Stage -

The latest production from Tennessee Shakespeare Co. is a stage version of one of the silver screen’s most beloved morality tales – the one about an angel on a mission, the magic of Christmas and the futility of worrying over what might have been.

54. Retail Therapy -

The retail business has been described in recent times as Darwinian in nature to those in the industry, meaning formats come and go as competition intensifies each year.

That concept is apparent in retail chains having trouble finding the best real estate for new locations as antiquated strip centers retain high vacancies. Or in the resurgence of upscale retailers, while dollar stores are simultaneously expanding at a rapid clip.

55. Great Outdoors University Hits Milestone, Eyes Expansion -

The Tennessee Wildlife Federation’s Great Outdoors University program is fulfilling its goal to connect inner-city children with nature in meaningful, life-changing ways.

The youth conservation education and outdoor experience program recently surpassed the 12,000 meaningful experiences milestone and now prepares for expansion into North Carolina and Missouri, as well as growing in Tennessee.

56. Hardeman County RV Park on Auction Block -

A 211-acre RV resort in Hardeman County will soon hit the auction block.

Bill Caller, principal auctioneer with Crye-Leike Commercial Auction Services, will host an auction for Big Buck Resort off U.S. 64 in Hornsby, Tenn., Nov. 10 at 10 a.m. The minimum bid is $500,000 – and the property was appraised last year for $2 million.

57. Return on Investment -

Most people already know some of the basic elements of the banking business. From the large national lenders with a Memphis presence to the community banks in the suburbs, one common element is they make money by charging borrowers more than the bank pays in interest to depositors.

58. Food Awareness -

On a recent humid September morning, a group of casually dressed students sat cross-legged in a field on the Rhodes College campus, deeply engaged in a discussion about the various preparation methods and cultural associations of yams.

59. Finding Relief From High Energy Bills -

Ray’s Take We just got hit with a whopper of a utility bill and I’m sure we’re not alone. With hotter summers to come and rising energy costs, I don’t expect things to improve. Like many, we’re setting our thermostat a bit higher and using its programmable features. However, these are passive measures. We’ve recently taken a step that will eventually let us actively control what we pay for energy.

60. Airwaves Charity -

Members of the media joined the children of Ronald McDonald House of Memphis Wednesday, Aug. 15, for an outdoors tricycle race on the nonprofit’s campus at 535 Alabama Ave.

61. Glankler Brown’s Humphreys Carrying on Family Name -

R. Hunter Humphreys Jr. considers himself a rare breed of law student – one that didn’t want to pursue a legal career in litigation.

Now an associate at Glankler Brown PLLC, Humphreys specializes in secured lending, commercial and residential real estate and general business transactions. He occasionally makes an appearance in Probate Court, but his practice does not typically require much courtroom activity.

62. Red Deluxe Launches New App for HGTV -

Red Deluxe Brand Development has launched a new app for HGTV Shelf.

The iPad publication, “Fast Fixes-Outdoors,” is the first in a series the Memphis-based creative agency is developing for HGTV that will include more “Fast Fixes” issues, as well as other special publications on more home improvement topics.

63. Response to Heat Wave Still Building -

Memphis drivers may have passed by Clear Channel Outdoor’s digital billboards in recent days and noticed the warnings.

The advertising giant, because of excessive heat around the country, began issuing heat advisory warnings on its billboards in Memphis; Cleveland, Akron, and Columbus, Ohio; Chicago; Milwaukee; and Indianapolis. The warnings in those areas, with cities like Memphis occasionally seeing temperatures rise into the triple digits, remind people to stay hydrated, keep pets indoors and to be mindful of elderly neighbors.

64. TDN Garners Nine Green Eyeshades -

The Daily News and sister publication The Memphis News won nine honors in the 62nd annual Green Eyeshade Awards.

The regional journalism competition recognizes outstanding journalism in 11 southeastern states: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and West Virginia.

65. Canoe and Kayak Race Slated for June 16 -

The 31st Annual Outdoors Inc. Canoe and Kayak Race will be held June 16 at 10 a.m.

The start of the race will take paddlers out of the Wolf River into the Mississippi River, down under the Interstate 40 bridge, past Mud Island River Park and up into the Memphis Harbor to finish.

66. USDA to Spend $32 Million on Wetland Restoration -

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) – A $32 million set of projects across seven states in the Mississippi River Basin will restore a variety of wetland types, from Iowa to Louisiana.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Tuesday it will work with state agencies and private groups to embark upon the water quality and wetland restoration projects.

67. RVC Outdoor to Sponsor Wounded Warrior Project -

RVC Outdoor Destinations – a Memphis-based owner and operator of upscale, resort-like campgrounds – has announced the launch of its Wounded Warrior Fishing sponsorship.

RVC Outdoor Destinations has partnered with retired U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. and current U.S. Coast Guard Capt. Mark McDuffie to offer the program, which is designed to help soldiers injured physically or mentally in Iraq or Afghanistan relax and enjoy the outdoors with their families.

68. Project: Motion ‘Blooms’ in Finale -

Visual arts frequently recycle junk into amazing works, but these days even dance can go green.

Project: Motion, Memphis’ modern dance collective, concludes its 25th anniversary season in May with dance works set around the many varied themes of “green.”

69. Haversack CEO Kept Going Until He Found What Works -

Editor’s note: This is the fourth in a six-part series on entrepreneurs in the current round of Seed Hatchery’s “cohort” boot camp.

Josh Bell, an avid hunter and fisherman, is so pumped about Haversack, his new outdoors-themed startup that’s taking shape, that he at times finds himself unable to break away from making plans, tweaking this and researching that.

70. TSC Takes ‘The Tempest’ Outdoors -

William Shakespeare bids a fond farewell to the stage in Tennessee Shakespeare Co.’s next production, “The Tempest.”

71. St. George’s to Host Symposium -

The public is invited to learn about the importance of entrepreneurial citizenship during St. George’s Independent School’s 2012 Educational Symposium, slated for April 14 at Memphis Bioworks Foundation, 20 S. Dudley St.

72. Liddon Solves Problems for Relocating Companies -

When Robert Liddon began as a clerk at Heiskell Donelson after his second year in law school in 1974, there were about 25 attorneys.

Now the firm known as Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC is made up of about 600.

73. Sister Joan Byrne Finds Calling in Memphis -

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.

74. Redistricting Up for Second Reading -

Shelby County Commissioners will see Monday, Feb. 20, if there is still a seven-vote majority on the body to pass a new set of district lines and a new commission structure on the second of three readings.

75. Binkley Promoted to VP at Boyle -

Les Binkley has been promoted to vice president at Boyle Investment Co.

Hometown: Memphis

76. Thomison Joins PGM/Trumbull -

Dr. John Thomison has joined Pathology Group of the Mid-South/Trumbull Labs LLC.

Hometown: Nashville

77. Cyclocross Gains Speed in 25th Year -

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.

78. Cyclocross Championship Benefits Church Health -

The 25th Annual Outdoors Inc. Cyclocross Tennessee State Championship will be held Nov. 13, at Greenbelt Park in Harbor Town.

79. Location Integral to Paper’s News Coverage -

The Daily News Publishing Co. Inc.’s real estate presence over the past 125 years speaks volumes about its mission.

80. Mitigating Mold -

With fall in full swing, homeowners and property owners alike should be aware of the consequences of mold, which plays a significant role in seasonal allergies.

That’s why Cade Peeper and Tom Fisher came together last year to start Diversified Environmental Solutions, a company that inspects, provides remediation and completes required restorative construction for residential and business properties.

81. City Files Permit Application to Begin Pyramid Changes -

The city of Memphis has filed an application for a $2.5 million building permit to begin new construction work on The Pyramid.

The permit application is for interior modifications, which will include removing the seating bowl for the 20,000-seat arena the structure was originally built to hold.

82. Ghost River Canoe and Kayak Takes Clients on Wolf Adventures -

Mark Babb, owner of Ghost River Canoe and Kayak Rentals, is an adventurer. He’s a firefighter with the Collierville Fire Department, and when he’s not on duty, he’s busy floating the Wolf River, running, cycling, hiking and sailing.

83. West Nile Cases Double Last Year's Total in Tenn. -

NASHVILLE (AP) – Despite a much higher rate of infection among mosquito samples from Shelby County, there have been only eight human cases of West Nile virus documented so far this year statewide.

84. Outward Sound -

Over the next several months, Memphis music lovers will be outdoors frequently in anticipation of good company, a relaxing evening and great tunes.

And performers of all stripes and levels of success – from storytellers to Southern guitar gods to an orchestra pumping out the swinging sounds of the 1930s – will be on deck to give them all that and more.

85. Memphis is Music, Indoors or Outdoors -

In a city with extreme weather conditions that change radically and rapidly, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that Memphis musicians and those who include the city on their tour schedule increasingly find themselves making music in the elements.

86. TSC Brews Up Magical New Season -

By the pricking of Dan McCleary’s thumbs, something wicked this way comes. The artistic director of Tennessee Shakespeare Co. announced that the upcoming 2011-2012 season will feature two Shakespearian blockbusters themed on the magic.

87. Girl Scouts Prepare to Celebrate Centennial -

In the age of Photoshopped billboard images, teenage breast augmentation and “Toddlers & Tiaras,” the Girls Scouts of America is preparing to celebrate 100 years of countering the latest trends through building girls’ courage, confidence and character.

88. TSC, Shelby Farms Form Partnership -

Shelby Farms Park offers space for running, kayaking, dog-walking, hiking and now, live theater.

A new partnership with the Tennessee Shakespeare Co. will finally give the outdoors-friendly company a long-awaited amphitheater site.

89. CCRFC Approves Bonds for Pyramid, Convention Ctr. -

The Center City Revenue Finance Corp. has approved the bond financing that should make it possible to begin construction Oct. 1 on the adaptive reuse of The Pyramid.

90. Classic Chianti Brings Heady Flavor to Glass -

Acouple of months ago in this column, I recommended the Bindi Sergardi Chianti Colli Senesi 2008, a 100 percent sangiovese wine that represents good value at about $15 or $16. Today, let me offer that wine’s sort of big brother, the Bindi Sergardi Chianti Classico 2007, made not in the hills near the city of Siena, but closer to and south of Florence, the cradle of Chianti Classico and the sangiovese grape.

91. Council Approves Expansion of Pyramid Project -

Memphis City Council members approved a bond resolution that expands the scope of The Pyramid renovation by Bass Pro Shops.

The project now includes a $75 million city buyout of the county’s interest in the Memphis Cook Convention Center, $5 million more for what had been a $10 million city purchase of the Lone Star concrete facility near The Pyramid and a $25 million seismic retrofit of The Pyramid and the land bordering the Wolf River Harbor.

92. Council Gets Details Of Pyramid Construction -

When Memphis City Council members hear Tuesday, Aug. 16, that the Bass Pro Shops conversion of The Pyramid is again ready to move, they also will be asked to approve a pair of resolutions to finance a city buyout of county government’s interest in the Memphis Cook Convention Center as well as the development of the nearby Pinch District.

93. Pyramid Construction to Begin in October -

The city of Memphis will announce Tuesday, Aug. 16, that construction to transform The Pyramid arena into a Bass Pro Shops superstore with other attractions will begin Oct. 11.

The Memphis City Council will get a briefing during Tuesday committee sessions from the Wharton administration on the project that stalled earlier this year over new concerns from the outdoors retailer about seismic standards. State officials said the reuse of The Pyramid would be required to follow stricter seismic standards put in place since the structure’s construction in 1991.

94. Pyramid Construction to Begin in October -

The city of Memphis will announce Tuesday, Aug. 16, that construction to transform The Pyramid arena into a Bass Pro Shops superstore with other attractions will begin Oct. 11.

The Memphis City Council will get a briefing during Tuesday committee sessions from the Wharton administration on the project that stalled earlier this year over new concerns from the outdoors retailer about seismic standards. State officials in Nashville said the reuse of The Pyramid would be required to follow stricter seismic standards put in place since the structure’s construction in 1991.

95. Rock for Love: A Benefit With Edge -

Five years ago, Marvin Stockwell and Jeff Hulett, the Church Health Center’s guitar-swinging public relations duo, decided to throw a benefit concert featuring local and regional bands.

96. On the Right Path -

Greenlines, greenbelts and greenways are already under way and are expected to grow and converge across the city in the years to come.

And while property owners should see increasing values as the Shelby Farms Greenline and other green assets become community fixtures and expand throughout the area, so far the depressed housing market is keeping all property values – no matter their location – in check.

97. Schutt Excels As Volunteer, Outdoorsman, Businessman -

When Peter Schutt bought The Daily News Publishing Co. Inc. from his father John Paul “Jack” Jones in 1994, it marked the fourth generation of ownership for the family-run business whose story dates back more than a century.

98. Outdoors Brings Back Canoe & Kayak Race -

The Outdoors Inc. Canoe & Kayak Race is back after its founder, Joe Royer, announced the race was canceled for good this past May.

99. Tennessee Shakespeare Co. has Record-Breaking Season -

Tennessee Shakespeare Co., the Mid-South’s professional classical theater, had a record-breaking performance season this year.

100. Knisley Sets ‘High Bar’ In Symphony VP Position -

The Memphis heat may be a new and uncomfortable feeling for Chicagoan Brandon Knisley, but the city has something that still makes him feel at home: a strong music culture.

“The city has a real identity,” he said. “You can immediately grasp that feeling.”