Archive for August, 2014
August 29, 2014
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That time of year has come around again…Festival Season!!  Summer is over, kids are back in school, the leaves are turning, and the weather is cooling (or so we hope here in West TN) equals a perfect time to celebrate the end of summer and kick off the fall! Festival Season is full of one-of-a-kind arts and crafts, great food, local music, contests, petting zoos, rides, and more! West Tennessee has many festivals…which one are you going to? 43rd Annual…

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August 22, 2014
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Phew! It’s hot out there!  A typical Memphis Summer has finally started. The forecast says mid-90s for the next couple of weeks.  It’s too hot for parks and outdoor activities. But, how do I entertain the kids or get out of the house and avoid the heat?  What about taking a DAY TRIP to a museum? West Tennessee has a variety of different museums that will enrich your imagination, challenge your thinking, and educate your brain while having a good…

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August 15, 2014
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Mid-80 degrees, clear blue skies, light breeze = perfect weather for a run, walk, or bike ride.  West Tennessee might not have mountains like Colorado or beaches like Cali, but we have flat land (perfect for easy runs and rides)!  The Memphis Runners Track Club has the 5th largest membership of the Road Runners Club of America and the Memphis Hightailers Bicycle Club has over 1,400 members! You don’t have to become a member to run or bike.  Hit the…

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August 8, 2014
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“In all of us there is a hunger, marrow deep to know our heritage…Without this enriching knowledge, there is a hollow yearning no matter what our attainments in life.”   – Alex Haley Look around you…Can you guess what everyone’s heritage?  German, Italian, Korean, Nicaraguan, Australian, Russian, Brazilian, Islamic?  The United States is a unique place to live, because of everyone’s different backgrounds. Almost 40 years ago, an author wrote a novel about the research of his heritage, one that wasn’t…

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August 1, 2014
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It was 37 years ago when we lost a King. No not King George VI (that was 1952), or Stephen King (he’s still living/writing), but the King of Rock n Roll…Elvis Presley.  Whether you swooned over his rocking hips, cried to one of his ballads, or didn’t even like him, he still goes down in history as changing the sound of music and introducing the world to Rock n Roll.  Over 1/2 a million people travel from around the world,…

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