Monday News Update: First Day of School Edition

Posted by Holly Whitfield | August 6th 2012 576 0

Happy first day of school, y'all. I've packed you up a sack lunch full of Memphis news to take with you:

Photo by Merbe1 via Instagram

Photo of South Main Street by @merbe1 via Instagram. If you'd like to see your Instagram photos featured here, tag them #ilovememphis.

– Adorable news first: Z-Bo donated $10,000 to give a pit bull a better life. Here's the story, complete with super cute puppy pictures.

– There's a plan to connect Overton Park to the Greenline via Broad Ave. that's up for public review at two meetings on Aug. 16. Here are the details.

– Also, there are more bike racks planned for Madison Ave.

– Park(ing) Day Memphis is coming up on Sept. 21. The annual street festival invites people to turn parking spaces into temporary parks. If you've got a good idea for a tiny park, submit it to the Memphis Regional Design Center by Aug. 31.

– I'm not the only one who thinks about frozen yogurt when I see #YOLO somewhere, right?

– Lastly, we're still looking for activities for 901 Day (aka, Sept. 1 the first ever holiday celebrating Memphis). You can do whatever you like, just let us know about it.

As always, if you've got a tip or something you'd like to see featured on I Love Memphis, let me know. If you've got an upcoming event (or know about a good one), submit it to the blog's calendar.


Author: Holly Whitfield

I write about what’s going on with Memphis music, food, arts, events, sports, people, and culture. Memphians love Elvis and barbeque with a passion that must be seen to be believed, but there is so much more to this place.

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