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1. Johnson to Lead Pink Palace Fundraising Efforts -

Cathi Johnson has joined the Pink Palace Family of Museums as director of development. In her new role, she’ll design, implement and manage the museum system’s fundraising efforts, including individual and corporate gifts and sponsorships, grant writing, capital funds and planned giving.

2. 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.

3. 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.

4. 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.

5. 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.

6. 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.

7. 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.

8. 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.

9. 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.

10. 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.

11. 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.

12. 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.

13. 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.

14. 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.

15. 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.

16. 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.

17. 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.

18. 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.

19. 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.

20. 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.

21. 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.

22. 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.

23. 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.

24. 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.

25. 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.

26. 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.

27. 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.

28. 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.

29. 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.

30. 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.

31. 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.

32. 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

33. 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

34. 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

35. 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.

36. 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.

37. 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.

38. 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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39. 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.

40. 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.

41. Preservation Series Almost Here -

Today, Memphis neighborhoods like Annesdale-Snowden, the charming, tree-lined community surrounding Lamar Avenue and Bellevue Boulevard, are symbols of another time.

In the 1850s, Dr. Samuel Mansfield built a 200-acre estate there on the outskirts of Memphis, which he later sold to a Col. Robert Brinkley. Brinkley gave the property's Italianate mansion to his daughter as a wedding present, and her son, Robert Brinkley Snowden, later built a home of his own in the area.

42. Memphis Heritage Seeks New Funding -

When city leaders gathered at Pat O'Brien's on Beale Street Friday to examine plans for a new hotel near FedExForum, there was the usual applause for all the new development occurring throughout Downtown.

43. Downtown Developers Look Beyond South End -

Ten years ago, few people could have imagined the growth taking place in the South Main Arts District in Downtown Memphis. Five years ago, observers probably couldn't see past the distressed neighborhoods and run-down Hurt Village and Lauderdale Courts public housing projects to envision the revitalization that is now under way in Uptown.

44. Archived Article: Medical (lead) - While most of the public can identify with the vacant, former Baptist Hospital at the corner of Union Avenue and Dunlap Street

Medical Center Takes on New Life Variety of projects will reshape the Downtown district

ANDREW BELL

The Daily New...

45. Archived Article: Uptown (lead) - Uptown

Hurt Village Transformation Under Way

Construction begins on Uptown Village Apartments

LANCE ALLAN

The Daily News

Revitalization efforts in the Uptown community are pushing forward. Work began last week on Uptown Village Apartm...

46. Archived Article: Village (lead) - Mansion style offices, more homes planned for Village

Victorian Village Plans Gain Momentum

Ideas for district include mansion-style offices, more homes

ANDREW BELL

The Daily News

Plans to reconfigure and revive Victorian Village are ...

47. Archived Article: Vv (lead) - The Center City Commission has narrowed its selection for an urban planner for the Victorian Village area to four choices

Plans in Works for Victorian Village

CCC to name urban planner for the historic area

ANDREW BELL

The Daily News

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48. Archived Article: This Week - Childrens Museum holds golf fund-raiser

Childrens Museum Hosts Golf Fund-Raiser

Oct. 6

The Childrens Museum of Memphis Golf Tournament is scheduled to begin at 11:30 a.m. at Memphis Country Club. The tournament benefits the Yes, EVERY Child...

49. Archived Article: Calendar - Calendar of events May 19-25

Calendar of events May 19-May 25

May 19

Memphis Investors Group hosts Shelby County Commissioner David Lillard at 7 p.m. at the Memphis Area Home Builders Association, 776 N. Germantown Parkway. Lillard will dis...

50. Archived Article: Vesta-back - MAHBA breaks ground MAHBA breaks ground for Vesta Home Show By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News Members of the Memphis Area Home Builders Association held a ground breaking ceremony Thursday for the 1999 Vesta Home Show, scheduled for October in the Ne...