10 Memphis schools to split $5 million grant
Ten Memphis schools, including Southwest Tennessee Community College’s new high school, will split $5 million in federal grant money designed to help launch new or expanded high-quality charter school options.
Parishioners protest priest reassignments across diocese
Should a Catholic parish be allowed to keep a beloved priest, no matter how long he has been there? Should a bishop be allowed to reassign any priest, or all priests, at any time, no matter what parishioners want?
New Center Will Serve Students with Specific Learning Differences
The Learning Center at Holy Rosary will begin in August 2017 and will serve students with specific learning differences in 1st-8th grade. Students in The Learning Center will receive multi-sensory (Orton Gillingham) instruction in a classroom with a 4:1 student to teacher ratio. Specific learning differences include: dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia, auditory processing, language-based learning disability. Please contact Anne Gardino at Holy Rosary Catholic School for more information. 901-685-1231
Chick Fila Movie Day
Event tickets are available exclusively via Chick-fil-A Mid-South 2017 Family Movie Day Eventbrite page. Malco Theatres is only a host site for these events and unable to sell, refund and/or exchange any event tickets purchased for the 2017 Chick-Fil-A Mid-South Family Movie Day.
Bike share program coming to Memphis in 2018, with fleet of 600 bikes
Memphis’ first bike-share program is set to launch with 600 bikes by Spring 2018. Local nonprofit Explore Bike Share announced its contract agreement with B-Cycle, which operates 1,250 bike share stations and more than 10,000 bikes in 43 communities nationwide.
City of Germantown Installs Public Art at Oaklawn Garden Thanks to Tennessee Arts Commission Funding
The Oaklawn Story Pole, created by well-known Germantown artist Mary Cours Burrows, was installed at Oaklawn Garden, 7831 Poplar Pike, on June 8. The project was funded through a Creative Placemaking grant from the Tennessee Arts Commission.
Overton Park Conservancy $1 million raised!
We are thrilled to announce that we have met our goal to raise $1 million for the Greensward project! We are overwhelmed with gratitude for the support of nearly 1,000 donors from all over the country, but mostly right here at home. If you ever wondered how much Memphians love and value Overton Park, the last two months have answered that question in a big way.
Developer snaps up two more Edge District properties
Once again, Gary Prosterman completed a purchase of Edge District property. Prosterman, president of Development Services Group Inc. (DSG), bought 407 and 411 Monroe Ave. on May 26 for $430,000. He said he bought the properties because they sit directly across the street from the former Wonder Bread bakery, which he bought last year.
$3M permit filed for St. Jude facility
A $2.7 million permit was filed June 13 for “interior renovations to an existing building, including drywall, ceiling work, new finishes, sprinkler and electric work, mechanical and plumbing.”
New tenant named for future Midtown development
Renasant Bank will open a branch in Loeb Properties’ new 7,500-square-foot retail center at 2046 Union Ave. The bank joins Chipotle as the announced tenants.