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- Saturday, February 08, 2014
Memphis Botanic Garden will host the Green Your Home Winter Plant Sale Friday, Feb. 7, and Saturday, Feb. 8, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the garden, 750 Cherry Road. The sale will feature house plants, custom potting, terrariums and garden gift items. Admission is free. Visit memphisbotanicgarden.com.
- Thursday, February 06, 2014
The Association of Fundraising Professionals will meet Thursday, Feb. 6, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Christian Brothers University’s Sabbatini Lounge, 650 East Parkway S. Jeremy Park, president of the Lipscomb Pitts Breakfast Club, will discuss his book, “Giving Back With Purpose.” Cost is $20 for members and $25 for nonmembers. Visit afpmemphis.org.
3. Attorney Pierotti Joins Thomas Family Law Firm
- Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Nicholas J. Pierotti has joined Thomas Family Law Firm PLC as an attorney, marking the firm’s expansion to include probate issues. Pierotti, a third-generation attorney, joins founder Justin K. Thomas in the Memphis-based practice and will work with clients on both family law and probate matters, including wills and estates.
4. Supreme Court Will Take Up New Health Law Dispute
- Thursday, November 28, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) – The Supreme Court agreed Tuesday to referee another dispute over President Barack Obama's health care law, whether businesses can use religious objections to escape a requirement to cover birth control for employees.
5. GiVE 365 Grants $88,000 to 12 Nonprofits
- Monday, September 23, 2013
The Community Foundation of Greater Memphis made it easier for a dozen Memphis nonprofits to continue the good they do in the community when it announced the recipients of this year’s GiVE 365 grantees last week.
6. Birth Control Coverage Up for Federal Appeal
- Friday, May 24, 2013
DENVER (AP) – In the most prominent challenge of its kind, Hobby Lobby Stores Inc. is asking a federal appeals court Thursday for an exemption from part of the federal health care law that requires it to offer employees health coverage that includes access to the morning-after pill.
7. Couple Moves to Memphis to Launch Startup
- Monday, May 06, 2013
Pam and Tom Cooper are the co-founders of Boosterville, a Memphis-based startup with an app that helps school fundraisers raise money by connecting them with local businesses.
- Saturday, April 20, 2013
Ballet Memphis will present “Wizard of Oz” Saturday, April 20, and Sunday, April 21, at The Orpheum Theatre, 203 S. Main St. Visit balletmemphis.org for tickets.
- Saturday, February 09, 2013
Memphis Child Advocacy Center will hold its Works of Heart valentine auction, featuring works by more than 100 local artists, Saturday, Feb. 9, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Memphis College of Art, 1930 Poplar Ave. Visit memphiscac.org.
- Saturday, January 12, 2013
The Circuit Playhouse and Hattiloo Theatre will present “The Mountaintop” Friday, Jan. 18, through Feb. 10 at Circuit, 51 S. Cooper St. Visit playhouseonthesquare.org for times and tickets.
- Friday, January 11, 2013
Memphis Brooks Museum of Art will screen the British Arrows Awards Friday, Jan. 11, at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. at the museum, 1930 Poplar Ave. Tickets, which include admission to Brooks’ Mod Party from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., are $25 for members of the museum or the Memphis Advertising Federation and $30 for nonmembers. Additional screenings are Saturday, Jan. 12, and Sunday, Jan. 13, at 2 p.m. Cost is $6 for members and $8 for nonmembers. Visit brooksmuseum.org.
- Thursday, January 10, 2013
Rhodes College and Christian Brothers University will commemorate the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Thursday, Jan. 10, at 1 p.m. in the Spain Auditorium at CBU, 650 East Parkway S. Civil rights activist Ann Sullivan will speak, and the Memphis Police Department Peacemakers will sing. Visit rhodes.edu or cbu.edu.
- Wednesday, January 09, 2013
Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. will present the State of the City address at the Kiwanis Club of Memphis meeting Wednesday, Jan. 9, from noon to 1 p.m. at The University Club of Memphis, 1346 Central Ave. Cost is $18 for nonmembers. R.S.V.P. to firstname.lastname@example.org.
14. Portland Author’s Book Takes Off
- Thursday, July 26, 2012
Years ago V Jeffers of Portland, Ark., became fascinated with the Monarch Butterfly, the most recognizable of non-detested insects. With their orange-brown wings and black veins and borders, Monarchs are found in New Zealand, the Canary Islands, Madeira and North America. In the Southeast Arkansas hamlet that V and husband Carl call home, V raises caterpillars in her spare time.
15. Executive Coach Burtch Earns Int’l Designation
- Wednesday, June 06, 2012
Bill Burtch, founder and president of full-service management consultancy firm Harmony Coaching & Consulting, has received the Professional Certified Coach designation from the International Coach Federation, becoming the second PCC in Memphis. Burtch, who also holds the Senior Professional in Human Resources designation, focuses his consulting work in executive/team coaching, professional development training and human resources consulting.
16. Teens Awaken in Broadway Musical
- Monday, March 05, 2012
Love and flowers aren’t the only things that bloom in spring, at least according to an award-winning Broadway musical premiering at Circuit Playhouse in March.
In “Spring Awakening,” teenagers’ natural urges and unanswered questions combine in a rush of rock music to spell out the drama of becoming an adult.
17. Binkley Promoted to VP at Boyle
- Wednesday, January 04, 2012
Les Binkley has been promoted to vice president at Boyle Investment Co.
- Friday, September 30, 2011
Bank of America will host a free customer outreach event at which customers can meet face to face with home retention specialists to review options for home loan modifications Friday, Sept. 30, and Saturday, Oct. 1, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Memphis Cook Convention Center, 255 N. Main St. To register or for more information, visit www.bankofamerica.com/homeownerevent or call 1-855-201-7426.
- Thursday, September 29, 2011
The Harahan Bridge Project Lunch Presentation will be held Thursday, Sept. 29, at noon at the Cotton Museum, 65 Union Ave. Greg Maxted, executive director of the Harahan Bridge Project, will offer an overview of the obstacles and opportunities involved in bringing the vision to fruition. The event is free and open to the public. For more information or to reserve a space, email email@example.com.
20. Schools Planning Commission Begins Work
- Thursday, September 29, 2011
The 21-member schools consolidation planning commission goes to work Thursday, Sept. 29, in a conference room at the city-county Office of Construction Code Enforcement in Shelby Farms.
21. Luttrell Makes Picks for Schools Planning Group
- Tuesday, September 06, 2011
Shelby County Mayor Mark Luttrell has picked his five choices for the schools consolidation planning commission: two higher education officials, a corporate attorney, an Episcopal priest heading BRIDGES USA and an elementary school principal.
22. Luttrell Makes Picks for Consolidation Planning Group
- Friday, September 02, 2011
Shelby County Mayor Mark Luttrell has picked his five choices for the schools consolidation planning commission: two higher-education officials, a corporate attorney, an Episcopal priest heading BRIDGES USA and an elementary school principal.
23. Have ‘Mondegreens’ Had Their Day?
- Thursday, September 01, 2011
The word “Mondegreen” made it into the dictionary in 2000, 46 years after it was coined. I guess I haven’t written about it since before that time.
The word was come up with by American writer Sylvia Wright, in a 1954 essay in Harper’s. As a youth, Wright heard her mother read from “The Bonny Earl o’ Moray”: “They hae slain the Earl o’ Moray/ And laid him on the green.”
24. Loftus’ The Brass Door: ‘Pub Inside a Museum’
- Monday, August 22, 2011
Seamus Loftus sits down for an interview on the mezzanine of his new Irish pub, The Brass Door, looks over at a ventilation duct next to him, runs a finger along one edge and purses his lips in disapproval. He calls a staff member over. “Look,” he says, “I’m not mad, and I don’t remember who’s in charge upstairs, but there’s dust all over these vents. This is unacceptable. Just bring me a rag and I’ll wipe them off.”
25. Sanon Joins Agape As Director of Operations
- Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Julie Sanon has joined Agape Child & Family Services as director of operations.
Hometown: Leesburg, Fla.
Education: Psychology major from Oklahoma Christian University of Science and Arts
26. Burke Recognized As Outstanding Faculty Advisor
- Wednesday, July 06, 2011
Tracie L. Burke, director of the Honors Program and Chair/Professor of Behavioral Sciences at Christian Brothers University has been named Tennessee’s Outstanding Faculty Advisor by the National Academic Advising Association.
27. Davidson Hired as Manager of Habitat ReStore
- Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Joseph Yates Davidson has been hired as the manager of the new Habitat for Humanity ReStore, 7130 Winchester Road.
28. Building Futures … Literally
- Monday, April 04, 2011
Last week we spotlighted Ballet Memphis, which is raising the artistic bar with masterful performances, like upcoming “Romeo & Juliet.” This week let us explore Habitat for Humanity of Greater Memphis, a nonprofit Christian housing ministry that is helping eliminate substandard housing in and around our community by literally helping families build a new home and path to a brighter future.
29. Agricenter Gives Region’s Ag Biz Place to Call Home
- Tuesday, March 29, 2011
In the daily hustle and bustle of city life, it’s easy for Memphians to forget that the urban pocket they call home sits amid one of the nation’s richest agricultural regions.
And the world’s largest urban farm, nonprofit Agricenter International at 7777 Walnut Grove Road, is continually working to create more awareness about farming through educational programs and to advance agricultural technologies through research and trials.
30. NIH Renews Grant to CBU
- Tuesday, December 21, 2010
The National Institutes of Health has renewed for the second year Christian Brothers University’s Minority Health International Research Training grant.
The $242,208 award for 2011 is the second allotment of the more than $1 million grant that is funding the MHIRT program at CBU.
31. CBU to Bless Newest Building
- Friday, October 01, 2010
Christian Brothers University will celebrate Friday the launch of its most recent addition.
The Living Learning Center, adjacent to Pender Hall on campus, is expected to open in fall 2011.
A blessing of the ground will take place Friday at 12:30 p.m.
32. Brother Juniper’s: Proud of its Best Breakfast Status
- Tuesday, July 06, 2010
Brother Juniper’s – long known as having one of the best breakfasts in town – took a brave step about 18 months ago: It went breakfast only.
Most eateries must be open for at least two meals to be profitable, but owner Jonathan Koplin, 63, took a calculated risk.
33. Mayor Encourages Partnerships With Nonprofit Agencies
- Thursday, April 22, 2010
Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. urged leaders of nonprofit organizations Wednesday to forge new partnerships and secure funding by thinking beyond their core missions.
Wharton spoke before about 200 people at a morning workshop organized by the Alliance for Nonprofit Excellence and held at Christian Brothers University.
34. Holtgrewe Honored as Outstanding Engineer of the Year
- Friday, April 02, 2010
Josh Holtgrewe, 27, is not necessarily comfortable with having the reputation as someone “wise beyond his years.” However, he has heard the phrase many times.
Whether it is counseling college students, serving in leadership positions, taking an active role in the community or serving as a mentor, Holtgrewe is making the right moves.
35. Crichton College Sale Closes To California Entrepreneur
- Tuesday, January 05, 2010
255 N. Highland St.
Memphis, TN 38111
Sale Amount: $5.3 Million
Sale Date: Dec. 1, 2009
Buyer: SignificantPsychology LLC
Seller: Crichton College
Loan Amounts: $4.3 million and $1.1 million
Loan Dates: Dec. 1, 2009
Maturity Dates: N/A
Lenders: SunTrust Bank and Crichton College
- Wednesday, December 02, 2009
Talk Shoppe will present “Home Energy Conservation Federal Tax Credits: Go Green, Save Green” today from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Better Business Bureau of the Mid-South, 3693 Tyndale Drive. For more information, call Jo Garner at 482-0354.
- Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Rhodes College will host speaker Qubad Talabani, United States representative of the Kurdistan Regional Government of Iraq and son of the current president of Iraq, today at 7 p.m. in Blount Auditorium of Buckman Hall. Talabani will present “Iraq: As U.S. Forces Stand Down, Who is Standing Up?”
- Monday, September 21, 2009
Methodist Hospice will sponsor the “Red Slipper Women’s Golf Tournament and Caddie Auction” today at the Windyke Country Club, 8535 Winchester Road. Registration beings at 11:30 a.m. with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. Each team member will receive lunch, a push cart and 18 holes on the par 3 course for $65. To register, call Dee Flood at 516-1727.
39. Highland Hip
- Monday, July 27, 2009
The Highland strip is growing a skyline. The Stratum on Highland Street, a five-story apartment complex, was the first new structure west of the University of Memphis to sprout last August on the storied commercial strip itself.
40. Luxe Green Helps People Make Eco-Friendly Choices
- Monday, July 20, 2009
Dominique Pryor-Anderson helps people put together party favors, stock their kitchen pantries and plan their vacations with an all-natural flair and a low-carbon footprint.
She is the owner and founder of Luxe Green Gifts & Concierge, a new business inspired by the birth of her daughter, Kiya. She and her husband, Tim, already had an organic lifestyle, but the birth of their child made them more committed to making eco-friendly choices.
41. Methodist University Hospital Names Essex Assistant Administrator
- Wednesday, July 01, 2009
Jeshahnton “Shaun” Essex has been named assistant administrator at Methodist University Hospital.
Essex will be responsible for environmental services, mail services, food and nutrition services, laboratory, radiology and facility and engineering services. Essex has served as assistant administrator at Methodist North Hospital the past four years.
42. Covenant Bank Names Burnett Executive VP
- Wednesday, April 08, 2009
Charles R. Burnett has been hired as executive vice president for Covenant Bank.
43. ALCO Management Makes Investment in Frayser
- Tuesday, September 04, 2007
Memphis-based ALCO Management Inc. is in the midst of a $5.5 million overhaul on a trio of Frayser multifamily properties, a move that company officials hope will spark further rejuvenation in a community struggling with high foreclosure rates.
44. Foreclosure Deepens Mysteries Surrounding Westwood Church
- Thursday, May 10, 2007
A small wooden shack stands alone at the corner of Mitchell and Rochester roads in Westwood. Padlocked and surrounded by foot-tall weeds and a crumbling parking lot, it's the last remnant of a church that once called 357 W. Mitchell home.
45. New Dental Practice Cuts its Teeth Downtown
- Friday, February 09, 2007
When opening a business of any kind, it's good to differentiate from the competition.
Jodi E. Rump is doing that with a modern and progressive approach she will bring to dentistry at her new Downtown office.
46. Wood Taps 'Gift of Gab' in Community Involvements
- Friday, October 13, 2006
Bill Wood must have a hat rack the size of the International Space Station.
Involved with groups as diverse as the Memphis Chess Club and the Optimist Club, Wood wears more hats than a mannequin in the window of a Stetson dealer.
47. ... Look Who's 40
- Tuesday, August 29, 2006
As a teenager, John Fry made regular trips to the Satellite Record Shop on McLemore Avenue, where Estelle Axton would sell him 45s over the counter and play him new recordings from countless music labels.
48. Collierville and Germantown Chambers Host Political Candidates Mixer
- Monday, July 17, 2006
The Collierville and Germantown Chambers of Commerce Government Relations Committees host a "Political Candidates Mixer" from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Ridgeway Country Club, 9800 Poplar Ave. The event will provide an opportunity for attendees to meet and greet many of the candidates who will be on the Aug. 3 ballot in state and federal primaries and the general election for the county offices of mayor, county commission, sheriff, trustee, county clerk and state and county judges. For more information, call 853-1949 or 755-1200.
49. Downtown's Condo/Entertainment Trend Moves East Despite Moratorium
- Monday, June 12, 2006
The condominium boom that's driven much of Downtown Memphis' residential growth in the past year is stretching beyond the city's redeveloped urban core.
One example is a new project being handled by John Elkington, CEO of Performa Entertainment Real Estate Inc. He's working with a Chicago-based development firm that wants to transform 67.2 acres of prime real estate on the eastern fringe of Memphis into an upscale retail and entertainment destination with condos.
50. 100 Black Women Coalition Shows How to Fine-Tune Finances
- Monday, February 06, 2006
National Seminars Training presents "How to Motivate, Manage and Lead a Team" from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Marriott East Hotel, 2625 Thousand Oaks Blvd. Cost to attend is $199. Call (800) 258-7246 or visit www.nationalseminarstraining.com to register.
51. Redevelopment Scenarios 'Like a Chess Board'
- Wednesday, November 30, 2005
TDN: LRK offered several different scenarios to the fairgrounds committee regarding reuse of the property. Could you give a brief summary of these scenarios?
FR: Yes, there were six redevelopment scenarios presented to the committee, but all of these used the same guiding principles that we were provided as a rulebook for the engagement. We looked at what's on the site now, what kinds of things should be there and how that might happen. Since the site is fully occupied at this time, it's like a chess board with too many pieces. There is no place to move, so you have to take out a piece before you can add one. The pieces that could not be moved are the Liberty Bowl Stadium and its adjacent parking and the Children's Museum. Everything else was "in play." Of the six scenarios we presented, all were feasible, but some had higher impact. We basically offered a new game board of ideas and concepts. The most important challenge for us was to present a long-term development strategy that would be adopted and nurtured over time. The concepts cannot be implemented all at once, so part of our challenge is staying on focus and shepherding the plan over time to keep it on track. When you look at an aerial view of the property now, what is most striking are rooftops and asphalt. We need to take as much asphalt out as possible and create an open recreational space that can still be used for parking in peak events. The first step is to create a "festival green" that has a park-like character and pedestrian activity. This would incorporate the old main entrance on East Parkway and create a focal point for the street pattern to help arrange the property. This civic green would be an attractive, open and inviting space for recreation, as well. Additionally, Young Avenue would be brought across Parkway to connect with Early Maxwell Boulevard. This would allow the look and feel of the Cooper-Young area and its antiques district and restaurants to extend into the park. It also creates a large square with Early Maxwell, Central Avenue, East Parkway and Young. Along Central, we proposed some neighborhood commercial and residential mixed-use developments to encourage and take advantage of the year-round activity in the park.
52. Archived Article: This Week
- Monday, June 27, 2005
SBA Presents Community Express Loan Workshops
SBA Offers Community Express Loan Workshops
The U.S. Small Business Administration and Service Corps of Retired Executives, or SCORE, present Community Express Loan Workshops at 10:30 a....
53. Archived Article: Newsmakers
- Wednesday, February 09, 2005
Rotary Club Presents Public Servant Awards
Rotary Club Names Public Servant Award Winners
The Rotary Club of Memphis East selected Shelby County District Attorney Bill Gibbons and chief administrative officer of the Shelby County Registers Off...
54. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, August 11, 2003
Calendar of Events Aug. 11-17 Aug. 12
The Bartlett Chamber of Commerce hosts its monthly luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Holiday Inn-Sycamore View, 6101 Shelby Oaks Drive. A presentation will be given by Lifeblood of Memphis. Cos...
55. Archived Article: Benchmark
- Thursday, June 19, 2003
Oracle boosts PeopleSoft takeover bid
Oracle boosts PeopleSoft takeover bid
Oracle Corp., the No. 2 U.S.-based global software maker, Wednesday sweetened its hostile cash bid for PeopleSoft Inc. by 22 percent to about $6.3 billion, the latest ...
56. Archived Article: Law Briefs
- Thursday, March 13, 2003
Law briefs 03-13-03
Litigation Support for Geezers and Dummies, sponsored by the Memphis Bar Association, is noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday in the MBA conference room, One Commerce Square, Suite 1050.
Topics include choosing and using case managemen...
57. Archived Article: Cme (lead)
- Monday, November 25, 2002
CME Church 228-lot subdivision on tap CME Church plans 228-lot
By MARY DANDO
The Daily News
A plan to provide affordable housing in the Third Street corridor for middle-class families will go into action sometime next year, if approved by t...
58. Archived Article: Comm Briefs
- Friday, November 22, 2002
Many rare birds are flying into Memphis from across the United States as the Exotic Bird Fair lands at Southwest Tennessee Community College, 5983 Macon Cove, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 30 and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 1. For information,...
59. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, July 10, 2002
John C. Trusty of Memphis was recently elected to serve a two-year term on the Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants board of directors as an at-large member. Trusty began his term June 20 at the societys 72nd annual Convention...
60. Archived Article: Tickle Story 2
- Thursday, May 02, 2002
Friend of faith Author Phyllis Tickle explores the sacred in life By HOLLY H. FAVA Special to the Daily News Phyllis Tickle, one of Americas foremost authorities on religion, made friends with the mystery quite by chance some 60 years ago...
61. Archived Article: Comm Focus
- Friday, October 26, 2001
Pull on a mask, Halloween is steeped in tradition
By MARY DANDO
The Daily News
Wednesday, trick-or-treaters will be shining their flashlights throughout the Mid-South running from house to house as they celebrate an old America...
62. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, October 17, 2001
Judge Judy Broffit, Kenneth May, William C
Judge Judy Broffit, Kenneth May, William C. Menkel and William S. Reeser were appointed board members of Youth Villages. Broffit is a judge of General Sessions, Division 9 and the Frayser Community Court...
63. Archived Article: Comm Briefs
- Friday, February 09, 2001
A grant-writing workshop is 8:45 a A grant-writing workshop is 8:45 a.m. to 3 p.m. today in the Bell Conference Room at Lindenwood Christian Church, 2400 Union Ave. Jim Kovaik, author of "How to Write a Proposal," is the facilitator. The c...
64. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, May 05, 1999
National Commerce Bancorporation Karla Merritt has joined OConnor Kenny Partners as associate art director. She is a graduate of the University of Memphis. Sue S. Hunter has been appointed director of attorney recruitment for Baker, Donelson, Bearma...
65. Archived Article: Real Briefs
- Tuesday, April 27, 1999
The International Paper Co The International Paper Co. Foundation recently presented a check for $21,900 to the Memphis Housing Development Corp.s EntreSource Program. The goal of the program is inner-city revitalization through entrepreneurship tra...
66. Archived Article: Tech Focus1
- Wednesday, December 09, 1998
Pick a topic, any subject, and it can be found on the Internet Hes a soul man The Rev. Al Green takes his religious message global through Internet site By KATHLEEN BURT The Daily News Pick a topic, any subject, and it can be found on the Internet. ...
67. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, April 20, 1998
April 21 April 21 The Society for Human Resource Management will meet at 11:30 a.m. at the Racquet Club, 5111 Sanderlin. The speaker will be U.S. Navy Capt. Ann E. Rondeau. The cost is $25 for nonmembers. For reservations, call Eloise McGee at 375-5...
68. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, April 13, 1998
April 13 April 13 The Shelby County Republican Women will meet at 11 a.m. at the Adams Mark Hotel. The speakers will be seven candidates for the Shelby County Commission. For more information, call Libby Pritchard at 272-2755, Adrienne Stock at 761-...
69. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, November 19, 1997
Donna W Donna W. McNatt has joined Bean & Ison, PLLC, CPAs & Consultants, as a tax associate. McNatt most recently was employed by Armstrong, Allen, Prewitt, Gentry, Johnston & Holmes, Attorneys. McNatt is a certified public accountant a...
70. Archived Article: Standout
- Friday, July 18, 1997
By SUZANNE THOMPSON Democratic pride Joseph Kyles, newly elected president of Tennessee Young Democrats, is excited about helping the party grow and prosper By SUZANNE THOMPSON The Daily News When Joseph Kyles leaves Memphis headed for the National ...
71. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, June 11, 1997
Ruth D Ruth D. Young has been promoted to bereavement coordinator and social work supervisor. For the past three years, Young has been a hospice social worker and supervisor. She has a bachelors degree from Texas Christian University and a masters d...
72. Archived Article: Da Adopt Schl
- Friday, December 20, 1996
12-23 notes Adopt-a-school angels Program fosters acheivement of students career goals By GABRIELLE C.L. SONGE The Daily News Red and green paper chains and silver stars hung from the ceiling, poinsettias dotted the stage and six wreaths adorned the...