Wednesday News Update: River Arts Fest Tips, Teacher of the Year, Vegan Pork Rinds and More

Posted by Holly Whitfield | October 24th 2012 899 0

Today in Memphis, a local wins state Teacher of the Year honors, the Chisca gets a temporary facelift, and there's a legitimate way to get into River Arts Fest for free. Also, vegan pork rinds are a thing that exists.

Stax Museum of American Soul Music, Memphis, Tenn.

The Stax Museum at magic hour, taken last night by yours truly. If you'd like to see your photos here, post them to Instagram and tag them #ilovememphis.

– First, congratulations to Richland Elementary's Allyson Chick. She was named Tennessee Teacher of the Year, the first Memphian to earn the honor in 29 years. 

Paul has a tip on how to get into this weekend's River Arts Fest for free (and I don't feel bad re-posting it because the festival originally pointed it out on Facebook).

– Being a vegan no longer means missing out on the joy and wonder of pork rinds.

– We might not agree on everything, but I think we can agree that until construction begins to restore the long-empty hotel Chicsa, it's kind of an eyesore. In the meantime, though, the fencing around the building is getting a facelift from elementary school students.

– In openings and closings, Orvis, a high-end outdoors store, is moving into Laurelwood on a 10 year lease and six local Back Yard Burgers are closing.

– Finally, it's not often that I find a Craigslist Missed Connection that's cute, sweet and makes me really hope that the people involved find each other. This ad, from a girl to a cute grocer, is one of those ads. Does anyone else want to turn the whole internet into a machine to help these people find each other?

If you've got a tip or something you'd like to see featured on I Love Memphis, let me know, If there's an event you want to share, please 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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  1. Amanda says:

    That Craiglist ad is quite possible the cutest thing ever. 

  2. Kelsey says:

    It's a little lame that you have to ride the trolly in to give your business to regular hang out spots especially for those of us that are locals on this end and like to have friends over on the weekends. We never got wristbands for entry into the area since parking has been re-allocated to other areas. I am just hoping that the weekend goes smoothly because I like the idea of people being exposed to this end of Main more.

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