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1. Greenline to Keep Growing in 2013
- Thursday, December 27, 2012
In the coming year, the Shelby Farms Greenline could move a bit farther west from Tillman Street, where it now ends, to the Poplar Avenue viaduct with a goal of linking up with the Broad Avenue Arts District.
2. Electric Charging Stations Create Driver Options
- Friday, September 28, 2012
Twelve of the parking spaces outside the visitors center at Shelby Farms Park come with a roof.
Construction of the solar-assisted electric and hybrid vehicle charging stations was completed in September.
3. Shelby Farms Parkway Still Unresolved
- Friday, August 31, 2012
The political road to a Shelby Farms Parkway that extends Kirby Parkway through the northwestern edge of Shelby Farms Park to link up with Whitten Road has a few turns and lots of mileage left in it.
4. Smartphone App Helps Memphians Stay in Shape
- Wednesday, July 25, 2012
The Shelby Farms Park Conservancy has teamed up with Baptist Memorial Health Care Corp. to launch a free wellness app called ShelbyFit, specifically designed to meet the health and fitness needs of Memphis-area residents.
5. Sprouting Up
- Thursday, January 26, 2012
It sounds like a simple enough project. Put solar panels over 10 parking spaces on the lot of the Shelby Farms Park Visitors Center and let electric vehicles and hybrids using electricity recharge there.
6. Girl Scouts Prepare to Celebrate Centennial
- Friday, August 26, 2011
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.
7. Shelby Farms Unveils New Playground
- Thursday, April 07, 2011
Wild songbirds provided the music for a springtime scene straight out of a fairy tale, as Snow White – illuminated in sunshine and surrounded by blossoming trees – read a story to a wide-eyed little girl seated at her side.
8. Greenline Galas
- Tuesday, October 05, 2010
For trail lovers across Memphis, it is time to rejoice.
The highly anticipated Shelby Farms Greenline will get its official christening with two big events this week. A ribbon-cutting ceremony takes place Tuesday followed by an all-day community celebration up and down the greenline’s corridor Saturday.
9. 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.
10. Wharton Applauds CSX Trail Decision
- Wednesday, April 01, 2009
The Shelby County Board of Commissioners has accepted a $4.7 million grant from Shelby Farms Park Conservancy to turn part of the old CSX railroad corridor into a walking trail.
11. Corporations Vital to Shelby Farms
- Thursday, May 15, 2008
A New York-based design firm soon will reinvigorate Shelby Farms Park by creating a new master plan for the 4,500-acre area, but local companies have been busy this spring adding their own touches to the park.
12. Changes Likely in Store for Shelby Farms in '08
- Friday, December 28, 2007
The year that passes in four days has been one of change for Shelby Farms. The coming year could see even more changes - in how the 4,500-acre park is run to actual changes in its landscape.
The Shelby Farms Park Conservancy signed on the dotted line in July with County Mayor A C Wharton Jr. for the group to take over management of the park. By July, the conservancy board should be voting to approve one of three master plans being developed by three planning firms competing for the project.
13. White Joins Junior Achievement As Exchange City Manager
- Wednesday, December 12, 2007
Michael White has joined Junior Achievement of Memphis and the Mid-South as Exchange City manager.
Previously, White has served in various youth development positions in the community including as a YMCA youth counselor and director of the Stax Music Academy Summer Camp. He earned a bachelor's degree in education from the University of Memphis.
14. Three Firms Chosen To Submit Plans for Shelby Farms
- Wednesday, November 14, 2007
Three national design firms have been selected as finalists to create a master plan for Shelby Farms, park officials announced Tuesday morning at a press conference.
Shelby Farms Park Conservancy, the nonprofit organization that oversees the 4,500-acre park, narrowed the pool from 33 applicants after a month-long review process.
- Monday, November 05, 2007
The Engineers' Club of Memphis will hold its weekly meeting today at noon at the Holiday Inn-University of Memphis, 3700 Central Ave. Cost is $12 and no reservations are required. Laura Adams, director of development and new engagement for the Shelby Farms Conservancy Group, will speak on "New Structure of Shelby Farms."
- Friday, November 02, 2007
Rhodes College will present Qubad Talabani, representative of the Kurdistan Regional Government to the United States and son of the current president of Iraq, who will speak on "The Other Iraq" today at 5 p.m. in the Blount Auditorium of Buckman Hall on the Rhodes campus. The lecture is free and open to the public. Call Dr. David Romano at 843-3572 for more information.
17. Shelby Farms To Be Reinvigorated Under Master Plan
- Friday, October 12, 2007
It's not often that a 4,500-acre property gets treated to an extensive makeover, but Shelby Farms is on the verge of having a new look, a new feel and a new vibe.
Earlier this week more than 30 organizations filed request for qualifications (RFQs) with the Shelby Farms Park Conservancy in hopes of being selected to redesign the county's crown jewel, a sprawling, multiuse park that has something for everyone - paddle boats, playgrounds, bike paths, even a bison range.
18. Design Proposals For Shelby Farms Due Today
- Wednesday, October 10, 2007
Time's up for groups who want to redesign and reinvigorate Shelby Farms, the county's 4,500-acre crown jewel.
Noon today is the deadline for Request for Qualifications (RFQs) documents to be considered for the park's Innovative Design Competition.
19. New Group Takes Charge of Shelby Farms
- Friday, July 27, 2007
It's Tuesday evening at Shelby Farms as runners, bikers and skaters traverse the park's myriad trails, kayakers paddle through the waters of Patriot Lake and families toss bread crumbs to geese.
In the distance, drivers stop to snap pictures of the bison herd's newest members - three babies born just weeks ago.
20. Goldstein Named MAAR Associate of the Year
- Wednesday, March 21, 2007
Crye-Leike Realtors associate Pat Goldstein has been awarded the 2006 Realtor Associate of the Year Award by the Memphis Area Association of Realtors. Goldstein has worked as an agent for 23 years and specializes in residential, relocation, first-time homebuyers and new home real estate sales.
21. Back to Nature
- Monday, February 12, 2007
Laura Adams remembers when children played outside and not in front of the television. As executive director of the Shelby Farms Park Alliance, she is interested in getting kids and their families back to those days.
22. Community Panel To Discuss Living Green
- Thursday, February 08, 2007
A panel of environmental experts will hold a community discussion about green living options and opportunities at the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art Feb. 25 at 2 p.m. The event, called "Living Green: A Community Panel," is
23. Green Light?
- Wednesday, January 03, 2007
You don't have to look far to find examples of U.S. cities that are going green.
St. Louis, for example, has paved the way for an intricate greenway system that stretches some 400 miles throughout the city. Nashville has poured $250 million - roughly what the city of Memphis spent on the FedExForum arena - into a first-class parks and greenways system.
24. Park Alliance Changes Name, Elects New Board, Restructures
- Thursday, August 17, 2006
The Shelby Farms Park Alliance - formerly known as the Friends of Shelby Farms Park - has restructured its organization and elected a new board of directors, spanning the top talent of many local businesses and civic org
25. New Road to Curl Through Shelby Farms
- Tuesday, March 07, 2006
A few years ago, when Dan Johnson lived in Cordova's Countrywood subdivision, he clocked his average morning commute at 45 minutes. He learned to live with it, even though he says it should have taken only 20 minutes to get to his office in East Memphis.
26. With Easement, Shelby Farms Won't Be Strip Mall Bait
- Monday, February 13, 2006
Shelby Farms, which is one of the largest urban parks in the country, is getting closer to having a permanent buffer against the suburban sprawl that's lapping at its outer edges.
A 15-member committee put together by Shelby County Mayor A C Wharton Jr. is hashing out the finer points of how to enact a conservation easement for Shelby Farms, which would prohibit any future development on its 4,500 acres.
27. County Committee to Select Shelby Farms Planner
- Friday, October 14, 2005
The latest development in the long-running debate over Shelby Farms centers around a number that Shelby County Mayor A C Wharton Jr. mentioned this week.
Wharton said it could cost as much as $500,000 to draw up a master plan for Shelby Farms' bucolic, 4,500 acres of parkland. He offered up the figure on Monday to yet another committee that's studying the park, which has been examined off and on over the last several decades by various panels, most of them with lofty goals for the park's future.
28. Archived Article: Gov
- Friday, June 17, 2005
Report Spells Progress for Shelby Farms Plan
The Daily News
In the ancient world, as history tells it, all roads led to Rome. In Memphis, long-range road plans call for more than 30 new lanes of traffic all leadin...
29. Archived Article: Lead
- Monday, June 06, 2005
Memphis among top cities for relocating families
Memphis Ranks on Relocation Survey
City scores among top locations for moving families
The Daily News
Once tagged as Americas Cleanest City and Americas Quietest City during t...
30. Archived Article: Newsmakers
- Wednesday, April 20, 2005
U of M Honors Outstanding Alumnus
Transplants Foundation Names Board Officers
The National Foundation for Transplants announced the election of the following officers of its board of directors: Larry Pardue, chairman; Sandra Livesay, vice chai...
31. Archived Article: Gov
- Friday, April 08, 2005
By Andy Meek
Plans Progress for Shelby Farms Roadway
The Daily News
When it comes to building a practical roadway, wider and straighter isnt necessarily best.
A 17-member panel has a different concept in mind for a new road ...
32. Archived Article: Lead
- Tuesday, March 01, 2005
By Andy Meek
Victorian Village Readies for Rehab
New homes go up in historic, but neglected, neighborhood
The Daily News
New homes are becoming more common in Victorian Village, the Downtown Memphis neighborhood known for it...
33. Archived Article: New Main (lead)
- Wednesday, March 31, 2004
Developers Work Toward a New Main
City marks first opening on revitalized Downtown block
The Daily News
Cities typically dont designate a roadway Main Street for the heck of it theres usually some significance to ...
34. Archived Article: Comm Focus
- Friday, October 10, 2003
Terry Ramsey, Vice President of RidAll Pest Control
Calvary a Beacon Throughout Citys Changes
The Daily News
In Downtown Memphis, the sounds resonating from Beale Street point to the citys significance as a musical and cultur...
35. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, April 28, 2003
Calendar of events April 28-May 4
Calendar of events April 28-May 4
U.S. District Judge Bernice B. Donald will discuss Striving for Social Change and Equal Justice at 7 p.m. in Rhodes Colleges Blount Auditorium. She presides over t...
36. Archived Article: Tech Briefs
- Wednesday, October 23, 2002
Ethics of Electronic Information in the 21st Century will be at the Universitys Fogelman Executive Center at the University
Ethics of Electronic Information in the 21st Century convenes Thursday through Sunday in the Fogelman Executive Center at ...
37. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, April 22, 2002
Calendar of events Jan Calendar of events: April 22-April 28 April 22 Mississippi Museum of Art, 201 E. Pascagoula St. in Jackson, Miss., presents Ms. Booths Garden: Photographs by Jack Kotz, a collection of photographs by Santa Fe-based photographe...
38. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, April 15, 2002
Calendar of events Jan Calendar of events: April 15-April 21 April 15 Mississippi Museum of Art, 201 E. Pascagoula St. in Jackson, Miss., presents Ms. Booths Garden: Photographs by Jack Kotz, a collection of photographs by Santa Fe-based photographe...
39. Archived Article: Law Briefs
- Thursday, April 12, 2001
The Memphis Bar Association presents Tips on Bankruptcy Chapter 11 from 9 a The annual spring "Employee Benefits Law and Practice Update" will be shown by tape delay at noon May 18 at the Memphis Bar Association, One Conference Square, Sui...
40. Archived Article: Heart P.2
- Friday, June 09, 2000
Memphis board gives from the heart Memphis board gives from the heart Memphis Heart Gala Inc. will present a $235,000 check to the American Heart Association at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at Chickasaw Country Club. This is one of the largest-ever single dona...
41. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, May 11, 1998
May 11 May 11 The Laurelwood Business and Professional Women will meet at Davis-Kidd Booksellers. Dinner is at 5:30 p.m., and the meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call Jane McGoldrick at 685-0495. Public Issues Forum will meet at th...
42. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, May 04, 1998
May 5 May 5 The Greater Memphis Association for Quality will hold its annual awards dinner from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the Peabody. The cost is $40 per person. For more information, call Jim Lippy at 383-4611. May 6 The Greater Memphis Associatio...
43. 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...