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- Monday, May 27, 2013
The Daily News’ offices will be closed Monday, May 27, in observance of Memorial Day. Offices will reopen Tuesday, May 28, at 8:30 a.m. and remain open through normal business hours.
Memphis Botanic Garden will host a Tuesdays on the Terrace wine tasting, featuring the theme “All Things Southern,” Tuesday, May 28, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the garden, 750 Cherry Road. Tickets are $25 for members and $35 for nonmembers; reservations are required. Visit memphisbotanicgarden.com.
- Saturday, May 25, 2013
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital will host free tours of the St. Jude Dream Home Saturday, May 25, and Sunday, May 26, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 45 Dalton Cove in Eads. The house will be raffled June 23; tickets are $100. Visit dreamhome.org.
3. Parks Controversy Back to City Council
- Wednesday, May 01, 2013
The committee recommendations are in for new names for three Confederate-themed city parks. And the long-running controversy about the parks is now back to the Memphis City Council.
The ad hoc committee of nine, which included several historians and two City Council members, held its final meeting Monday, April 29, and voted with little discussion on several ideas for what used to be known as Confederate, Forrest and Jefferson Davis parks.
4. Committee Split on Park Renaming Options
- Wednesday, April 24, 2013
The nine-member ad hoc committee that is supposed to come up with recommendations for the Memphis City Council on what to call three Confederate-themed city parks displayed a clear rift Monday, April 22.
5. City Council Approves Fairgrounds TDZ Request
- Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Memphis City Council members approved Tuesday, Feb. 19, plans for a tourism development zone to capture sales tax revenue in a large area for a renovation of the Fairgrounds property at first.
The boundaries of the zone go to the state for approval and city Community and Housing Development division director Robert Lipscomb said such a proposal could be at the state building commission in Nashville in April.
6. Voices of the Past
- Thursday, November 01, 2012
A new crop of historical markers and monuments is sprouting across the city in a move by several groups to broaden the span of the city’s recognized history.
Last week the UrbanArt Commission formally dedicated a statue by artist Vinnie Bagwell in Chickasaw Heritage Park that is the image of a Native American woman. Her sculpted cloak bears images from some of the history that followed the Native Americans who built the ceremonial mounds in the park around 1500 A.D.
7. River Walk Rehab
- Thursday, October 11, 2012
What is 2,000 feet long, 30 years old, has 20 cities and can carry a leaf from Cairo, Ill., to the Gulf of Mexico in 40 minutes?
The Mud Island River Walk, a scale model of the Mississippi River, has seen a lot of changes since it opened as the dominant feature of the river park in 1982.
8. Downtown Memphis Commission Celebrates Progress
- Monday, October 01, 2012
There was bicycle-powered smoothie preparation, an aerial circus-style art show, Beale Street Flippers, live music outside, a disc jockey inside, and food and drinks from Downtown restaurants and suppliers.
9. DMC to Honor Vision Award Recipients
- Thursday, September 27, 2012
Downtown Memphis Commission will present this year’s Downtown Vision Awards on Thursday, Sept. 27, at an open house party at its office, 114 N. Main St., from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m.
- Monday, June 04, 2012
Visible Music College will present a Visible Live concert Monday, June 4, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Cooper-Young gazebo at the corner of Cooper Street and Young Avenue. Darien Clea will perform. Cost is free.
11. Sounds of the City
- Thursday, May 24, 2012
When Downtown Alive was launched in 2008, the lunchtime performance series picked up top honors for Special Events and Projects from the International Downtown Association.
Four years later, the Downtown Memphis Commission’s weekday interactive program designed to bring art, culture, music and creativity to Court Square along Main Street is living up to that national prestige.
- Tuesday, April 24, 2012
The National Black MBA Association of Memphis will hold its Visionaries Breakfast Symposium Tuesday, April 24, from 7 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. at the Tower Room, 5100 Poplar Ave. The topic is “Great Minds Don’t Think Alike.” Cost is $10 for association members, Leadership Academy members and MBA students, and $15 for nonmembers. Register at nbmaavbs.eventbrite.com.
- Monday, April 23, 2012
The Society for Human Resource Management-Memphis’ Ethics Council will hold its second-quarter meeting Tuesday, April 24, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at International Paper’s Treetops Café, 6400 Poplar Ave., Tower 3, room 100. The topic is “Ethics Code: Do You Really Need One? Does Your Business Have One?” Cost is $5. Seating is limited and lunch is Dutch-treat. Email email@example.com by Monday, April 23, at noon to register.
14. Dead Reckoning With Ghosts Of Our Past
- Friday, April 06, 2012
GHOST OF A RIVER. Jimmy Ogle is a Memphis history savant. He knows things about people and places around here that even those people didn’t know in the first place.
15. Elmwood Cemetery Launches Education Initiative
- Monday, February 13, 2012
Historic Elmwood Cemetery, Memphis’ oldest active cemetery, has started its own “university” to educate Memphians about the lives of the individuals who helped shape a small river town into a modern metropolis.
16. Hometown Exploration
- Thursday, September 08, 2011
Cruise by Sun Studio any day of the week and you’ll see tourists from every corner of the globe taking photographs of its famous brown brick façade and queuing up for a ticket to the birthplace of rock ‘n’ roll.
- Monday, April 25, 2011
Rhodes College will host Memphis historian Jimmy Ogle who will present a continuing education class titled “Historic Memphis and its Highlights” Monday from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in Dorothy King Hall on campus. Seating is limited so reservations should be made by calling 843-3965.
18. Not Through Here
- Friday, March 04, 2011
National stop sign.
He’d been down there all alone for hours, his flashlight bouncing off the vaulted ceiling and green-tinted walls far beneath the city, following the course of the old Gayoso Bayou now captured in a gigantic storm drain. You think about history down there. And battery life. You see things few have seen. And you see “no signal” on your cell phone.
19. Free Courthouse Tours Begin Thursday
- Thursday, December 16, 2010
The free monthly tours of the Shelby County Courthouse offered by the Memphis Bar Association begin Thursday.
Historian Jimmy Ogle will take anyone who shows up through the 100-year-old courthouse, pointing out places of interest and the background of the building. The tour begins at noon on the southwest steps of the courthouse at Adams Avenue and Second Street.
- Friday, November 19, 2010
The Herff College of Engineering at the University of Memphis will hold an open house Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the college, located on Central Avenue near the Zach Curlin intersection. The open house is geared to middle school, high school and community college students and will provide the opportunity to meet faculty, staff, students and alumni and take guided tours. To register, call 678-4933 or visit www.memphis.edu/herff/eday/index.php.
- Thursday, November 18, 2010
The Center City Commission Board of Directors will meet Thursday at noon at 114 N. Main St. For more information, call 575-0540.
- Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Talk Shoppe will present “Real Police Department Services to Protect You During the Holidays” Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Better Business Bureau, 3693 Tyndale Drive. For more information, call 482-0354.
23. History on Foot
- Monday, November 01, 2010
Jimmy Ogle is taking the city’s history off the page and into the streets – and in some cases under the streets.
24. Courthouse Tours Kick off Thursday
- Thursday, October 28, 2010
The Memphis Bar Association kicks off Thursday free public tours of the Shelby County Courthouse at 140 Adams Ave.
25. Who Signed Off On This?
- Friday, October 22, 2010
What do we think of our vets? The University of Memphis has shown us a sign.
Two weeks ago, I wrote a column about my father and lots of fathers, about war and lots of sacrifice, about lasting tributes that don’t, and about public art that privately disappears. All of that is embodied in the tribute turned flowerpot in front of the new law school Downtown. All that remains is the inscription, the fountain sculpture above 40 years gone and all but forgotten. I wrote with a sense of melancholy for what we might consider important.
26. Animal Kingdom
- Monday, October 04, 2010
This time last year, the opening of the Teton Trek exhibit at the Memphis Zoo marked the latest step in an aggressive expansion plan that has placed the zoo No. 4 on the list of most-visited attractions in Tennessee and No. 1 in the Mid-South.
27. Architecture Month Highlights Industry’s Local History
- Friday, September 03, 2010
From “The Art of Architecture” exhibit that opens Thursday at 511 S. Main St. to the auction and finale happening on the last night of the month in the same space, the events lineup for Architecture Month 2010 is focused on a singular objective.
- Friday, April 17, 2009
The University of Memphis and the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis will host a rural development conference today from 1 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the university’s Fogelman Executive Conference Center. The conference is titled “Promoting Economic Development in Rural Areas and Small Towns During Tough Times: Lessons From the Field.” To register, contact Vickie Peters at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the conference center between noon and 1 p.m. today.
- Thursday, April 16, 2009
Christian Brothers University will present the first session of its “Family Business Enrichment Series” today from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. in the Spain Auditorium in Buckman Hall. The topic of the lecture is “What Does the New Credit Environment Mean for Your Family Business?” For reservations, call 321-3999 or e-mail email@example.com.
30. Sammons Picked For Temporary Council Post
- Thursday, September 11, 2008
Jack Sammons had been off the Memphis City Council for eight months when he returned to the elected body this week. And at the end of his first session back, Sammons joked that he might have made a mistake.
31. City Council to Pick Interim Member
- Tuesday, September 09, 2008
Memphis City Council members will pick an interim council member today to fill their ranks until the Nov. 4 election.
The November ballot includes a special election for the Super District 9 Position 1 council seat given up by Scott McCormick last month. McCormick stepped down to become executive director of the Plough Foundation.
32. Eleven File For Council Seat
- Friday, August 22, 2008
A field of 11 candidates had filed by Thursday’s noon deadline for an open seat on the Memphis City Council on the Nov. 4 ballot. Four of the contenders ran for the council just a year ago. Also at the deadline, three Memphis school board members were effectively re-elected when they failed to draw any opposition.
33. Eleven File For Council Seat
- Thursday, August 21, 2008
A field of 11 candidates had filed by today's noon deadline for an open seat on the Memphis City Council on the Nov. 4 ballot. Four of the contenders ran for the council just a year ago. Also at the deadline, three Memphis school board members were effectively re-elected when they failed to draw any opposition.
34. Archived Article: Daily Digest
- Tuesday, June 24, 2003
CVB doles out
CVB doles out
The Memphis Convention & Visitors Bureau recognized several individuals for contributions to the local tourism industry at the annual CVB convention last week.
The Stax Museum of American Sou...
35. Archived Article: Park (lead)
- Friday, September 03, 1999
Handy Park step Handy Park step closer to redesign By KATHLEEN BURT The Daily News When blues legend B.B. King takes the stage on New Year's Eve it should be on a brand new one at Handy Park. Plans to redesign the park are one step closer to reality...