RootsRated: 11 Ways to Experience Memphis’ Great Outdoors

RootsRated: 11 Ways to Experience Memphis’ Great Outdoors Known as the Birthplace of Rock ‘n’ Roll and Home of the Blues, Memphis attracts more than 10 million visitors annually. People visit from all over the globe to experience the culture, food, and history unique to Memphis—but there are plenty of opportunities to get in tune with nature, too. We put together this list of some of the best activities Hoop City has to offer to help you get started and get outside. 1. Experience the Big River Crossing One of the newest attractions in downtown is Big River Crossing: a … Continue reading RootsRated: 11 Ways to Experience Memphis’ Great Outdoors

LocalMemphis: Teenager With Down Syndrome Starts Her Own Business

LocalMemphis: Teenager With Down Syndrome Starts Her Own Business A DeSoto County teenager’s bath bomb business is booming with success. Lewisburg High School student Morgan Tibbens has Down syndrome, but she’s determined to be successful. She started making bath bombs last year and selling them to friends and family. Today, “Da Bombs by Morgan Tibbens” are being sold in stores all across the country. Morgan Tibbens is a teen entrepreneur. “Make bath bombs. It’s fabulous.” 18-year-old Morgan Tibbens shows us how it’s done. “Baking soda. Epson salt. Lemon grass,” she said. Her business “Da Bombs by Morgan Tibbens” has exploded … Continue reading LocalMemphis: Teenager With Down Syndrome Starts Her Own Business

LocalMemphis: Surgeon Who Helped Pulse Victims Trained At UTHSC In Memphis

LocalMemphis: Surgeon Who Helped Pulse Victims Trained At UTHSC In Memphis It’s been one year since the deadly attack on Pulse nightclub in Orlando. Monday, the victims were remembered. … 49 people died and more than 50 others were wounded when gunman Omar Mateen opened fire in the popular gay club. … The on-call trauma surgeon that night at Orlando Regional Medical center says his training at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis helped guide him in treating the dozens of victims that came through the emergency room. “We got 35,36 patients in about 30 minutes,” says … Continue reading LocalMemphis: Surgeon Who Helped Pulse Victims Trained At UTHSC In Memphis

MDN: Memphis to Start Employee Student Loan Repayment Plan July 1

MDN: Memphis to Start Employee Student Loan Repayment Plan July 1 A Tennessee city is starting a new program that will help employees repay their student loans. The city of Memphis said Thursday that beginning July 1, eligible city workers will receive monthly contributions of $50 for repayment of their student loan principal. Those who qualify must be active, full-time employees for at least 12 months. Alex Smith, the city’s chief human resources officer, says the program is being viewed “as an important investment in our employees.” The program is being administered by Tuition.io, a platform for employee student loan … Continue reading MDN: Memphis to Start Employee Student Loan Repayment Plan July 1

MDN :Explore Bike Share Launching 600-Bike System in Memphis

MDN :Explore Bike Share Launching 600-Bike System in Memphis Getting around in Memphis is about to get a whole lot easier, as Explore Bike Share has announced an agreement with B-Cycle to bring a 600-bike system to the Bluff City. The system, known as the B-Cycle Dash, is expected to launch in the spring of 2018 and include a fleet of bikes equipped with a forward-facing touch-screen GPS that will offer route recommendations and directions. Once implemented, it will the largest bike-share system of its kind in the U.S. … Explore Bike Share, a nonprofit that was established in early … Continue reading MDN :Explore Bike Share Launching 600-Bike System in Memphis

MBJ: Brewery announces opening date in Cordova

MBJ: Brewery announces opening date in Cordova The Memphis-area’s latest brewery will open in the coming weeks. Meddlesome Brewing Co., located at 7750B Trinity Road near Shelby Farms Park, will officially open at 4 p.m. on June 30. The 5,000-square-foot building includes a 1,500-square-foot tap room that can hold 80 people, as well as chairs, tables and a kid’s area complete with chalkboard wall. “We wanted it to be a family-friendly place to go and hang out,” said co-owner Ben Pugh. Beer will be available for purchase via pint, flight, growler or keg. There will also be a food truck … Continue reading MBJ: Brewery announces opening date in Cordova

MBJ: Bike share program coming to Memphis in 2018, with fleet of 600 bikes

MBJ: 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. In Memphis, Explore Bike Share proposed a service area of Downtown, Midtown, South Memphis, Orange Mound and Binghampton. The organization has a mission “to enter equitably and resourcefully for all Memphians and tourists — whether for transportation, health or cultural leisure.” Explore Bike Share was … Continue reading MBJ: Bike share program coming to Memphis in 2018, with fleet of 600 bikes

MDN: Le Bonheur Rated High For Pediatric Heart Surgeries

MDN: Le Bonheur Rated High For Pediatric Heart Surgeries Consumer Reports has named Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital a top hospital for pediatric heart surgeries based on surgical outcomes from its Heart Institute. The study used data compiled by the Society of Thoracic Surgeons, a professional group representing heart and chest surgeons. In 2015, STS launched a voluntary public reporting program for congenital heart surgery, with 117 hospitals agreeing to submit data. Fifty of the hospitals agreed to share that information with Consumer Reports, making this the first such ratings of hospitals that perform pediatric heart surgery. To rate a hospital, … Continue reading MDN: Le Bonheur Rated High For Pediatric Heart Surgeries

HGN: Gestalt Community Schools plans citys first community rugby field

HGN: Gestalt Community Schools plans citys first community rugby field The city of Memphis’ first community rugby field and its first turf rugby field will open up this fall at Gestalt Community Schools’ Power Center Academy in the Hickory Hill area thanks to a $250,000 grant from Republic Services through its National Neighborhood Promise community engagement initiative. Republic will work in collaboration with the school and Memphis Habitat to complete the field along with additional volunteer and neighborhood revitalization projects. “We started rugby about five years ago through the Memphis Urban Rugby League,” said Yetta Lewis, co-founder and CEO of … Continue reading HGN: Gestalt Community Schools plans citys first community rugby field

NextAvenue(MN): 10 Gardens Where the Arts Are Growing

NextAvenue(MN): 10 Gardens Where the Arts Are Growing America’s public gardens are embracing the arts in relaxed, natural settings. Whether it is a large botanic garden or a small green space, these respites from the hustle and bustle of modern life are filled with opportunities to engage with the arts from now through September. You can explore the gardens in your community or while traveling. Use the American Horticultural Society’s online directory to locate a garden. Review the garden’s website to find concerts, performances, movies, author readings, chef demonstrations, floral design instruction, plays, photography lessons, art classes and more. … … Continue reading NextAvenue(MN): 10 Gardens Where the Arts Are Growing