Preston Laird Gets a Scholarship, Midtown Gets a Farmer’s Market
– Congratulations to University of Memphis basketball walk-on Preston Laird. Coach Josh Pastner made the guard from Germantown a scholarship player. I hope this means that Preston will see more action this season. Last season, Preston was only put into games when Memphis was winning by at least 30 points and there were less than two minutes to go. Usually, he was only put in after the entire crowd at the Forum started chanting “We want Preston! We want Preston!”. Pastner awarded him a scholarship for his work ethic, practice skills and team building. Congratulations, Preston!
– I love fall, but I hate that all of the local farmer’s markets shut down when the weather cools off. Whining and Dining had a story today about a new year-round, indoor farmer’s market that’s in the old consignment store space on Union (west of Belvedere). Go for meat, seafood, handmade pottery and soaps, produce, coffee and grits. They’re open Monday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
– George Clooney is producing a TV drama about a Memphis police officer. It’s called “Delta Blues” and is about a police officer who spends his evenings as an Elvis impersonator. The show is going to air on TNT. I hope the show films in Memphis (because I definitely wouldn’t mind some Clooney sightings).