Backpack Awareness Day September 20 [ad] Did you know a backpack should weigh no more than 10% of your child’s weight? Wednesday, September 20 marks National School Backpack Awareness Day. This observance by the American Occupational Therapy Association informs physicians, educators and students to help avoid the pain and injury that can come from carrying heavy backpacks and bags. The pediatric physicians at Campbell Clinic want to encourage parents and students to learn how to correctly choose, pack, lift, and carry backpacks.
Be sure your child
- Packs heaviest items in the back of the backpack
- Bends down and lifts from the knees when picking the backpack up
- Uses both shoulder straps, the sternum strap and hip belt to even out weight
- Lastly, be sure the backpack does not extend above a child’s shoulders or below the hip bones
- If your child shows signs of back or neck pain, tingling or numbness in the arms and legs, or changes in posture, visit any Campbell Clinic location, call 901.759.3100 or visit campbellclinic.com.
Disney On Ice Dream Big Comes to Memphis FedEx Forum [ad] (enter EMM giveaway here)
Enter a world where adventure is awaiting and courage leads the way at Disney On Ice presents Dream Big. Through enchanted pixie-dust, Tinker Bell takes you on a journey of beloved Disney tales LIVE ON ICE. Make a splash with the fearless dreamer Ariel as she yearns to explore life above the waves. Watch Rapunzel, Cinderella and Belle as they learn about the power to make their own magic. Travel to the wintry world of Arendelle with sisters Anna and Elsa, and the hilarious Olaf from Disney’s Frozen as they learn that true love is the greatest magic of all. Be there to discover a whole new world with the daring Jasmine, and join Snow White, Aurora and Tiana as they remind you to always be strong, kind and fearless. High-flying jumps, daring acrobatics, breathtaking skating and lovable Disney friends make this an experience your family will never forget. Believing is just the beginning when Disney On Ice presents Dream Big skates into your hometown!
Memphis: October 6-8, 2017
Exclusive: Collierville to make its own pitch to Amazon for HQ2
The Town of Collierville is going to take a shot at convincing Amazon to build its $5 billion second headquarters there, throwing its hat in the ring with Memphis and numerous other cities across the country.
Site selector who worked with Bezos: Three reasons Memphis probably won’t get Amazon’s HQ2
Mike Mullis probably has as much of a read on Memphis’ chances of landing Amazon’s second headquarters as anybody.
Coliseum Coalition preparing ‘championship’ business plan
With talk of a youth sports complex leading conversations about the renovation of the Mid-South Fairgrounds, a grassroots group working to save the Mid-South Coliseum wants to “champion” the cause.
After 100 years, Brooks Museum may leave Overton Park
The Memphis Brooks Museum of Art’s board of directors recently passed a resolution that adds the possibility of relocating outside of Overton Park to its list of options for expansion.
Big River Crossing Receives Top Honor Among Global Waterfront Projects
The Big River Crossing, a key piece of the Memphis renaissance, was awarded the top honor in the 2017 Excellence in Design Awards from the Waterfront Center. Based in Washington D.C., the Center focuses on assisting communities across the globe in making the best decisions regarding waterfront planning, development, and culture.
Airport says goodbye to the Grindfather
As the off-season evolved and it looked as if Allen would sign to another team, the airport started to scale back most of the images and videos featuring the former Grizzlies guard.
Shawn Orphey first fell in love with Memphis seven years ago because it reminded him of a warmer version of his hometown of Detroit, which is one reason why the nomadic Midwesterner chose the Bluff City to plant roots and start his new company, Memphis Rickshaw.
Top of the Market: Richard Smith, son of FedEx founder, buys East Memphis home for $4.8 million
Located off of Sweetbrier Road in East Memphis, the 3.4-acre lot backs up to his father’s 12-acre estate. The 15,000-square-foot home, built in 2007, holds 21 rooms and has a 1,500-square-foot swimming pool in its backyard.
U of M preps bid for football facility
As the Tigers get ready to take on the UCLA Bruins Saturday, the University of Memphis scored a major win for its $19 million indoor football practice facility.
Phillip Ashley Chocolates headed to the Emmys
Attendees of a Hollywood awards show after-party this weekend will receive a taste of Memphis.
Redbirds revival seeing results on and off the field
In a 3-1 victory, Sept. 17, over the El Paso Chihuahuas — affiliate of the San Diego Padres — the Redbirds clinched the Pacific Coast League (PCL) title in game five of the playoffs. The Redbirds previously took home the top prize in the PCL in 2000 and 2009.
American Flag Exhibit Now at the Germantown Library
The American flag is a treasure. It is the world’s symbol of freedom – freedom of ideas, dreams, brotherhood and the souls of men, women, and children of all races and creeds. The Knights of Columbus, Holy Cross Assembly want to share the Exhibit of the American Flag with everyone so that they may reflect on the past, enjoy the present and preserve the future for the great symbol of freedom that is the American flag.
Trolleys one step closer to returning to Downtown
Memphians have been waiting for years to see the return of the trolleys to Downtown, and now they could be just months away from their return.
Crosstown High School lands surprise $2.5 million grant
The high school that will open next year inside Crosstown Concourse won a surprise $2.5 million grant as part of an initiative to redesign high schools in the U.S.