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Things To Do In Memphis: Cemetery Cinema

by Melissa Thompson


Elmwood's Cemetery Cinema offers visitors a chance to enjoy the beauty of the cemetery with a fun, unique film series. Cemetery Cinema takes place as the final light of the day washes away, and our show times are based on the setting of the sun. Films are projected onto the roof of the historic 1852 Cottage, a National Register Landmark since 1978.

All films are shown outdoors, so we encourage weather-appropriate attire. Guests should bring lawnchairs and coolers are welcome. Food truck wares and other libations are offered for sale.

A limited quantity of tickets are offered for sale for Cemetery Cinema events.

Elmwood Cemetery is excited to announce the following screening:

Friday, June 21st (rain date June 23rd), 8:45 pm - Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil

Parking will take place outside of the cemetery on Dudley Street. Security will be made available on Dudley Street for the duration of these events.

Please note the following:

Cemetery Cinema admissions are non-refundable past the day before the event. These special events raise funds for the maintenance of the cemetery, and rain dates are chosen in advance of each showing. Admission will be only honored for the title for which admission was originally purchased.

Children ages 12 and younger are not permitted at Cemetery Cinema events. Parents, hire a sitter and enjoy a date night! Pets will not be admitted at Cemetery Cinema events.

Tickets are not issued for these events; your Event Brite receipt will act as your only receipt. Please print the receipt or save it on your phone. Your name will be on a list at the admission point.

Proceeds from Cemetery Cinema events support the maintenance of the cemetery grounds.

Generously sponsored by Gant Systems

By and photo credit: http://www.elmwoodcemetery.org/events/elmwood-cemetery-cinema/

Open House in Germantown, TN!

by Melissa Thompson

3016 STEEPLEGATE CV, Germantown, TN

OPEN HOUSE Sun, 2:00PM to 4:00PM

$ Click for current price
4 BEDROOMS | 4 Baths (3 full, 1 half ) BATHROOMS |

For more information, contact Melissa Thompson at (901) 729-9526. Visit http://www.crye-leike.com/memphis/10048475 to view more pictures of this property. STUNNING Germantown Home You Have to See to Believe! Space,Space & More Space!New Roof,Fresh Neutral Paint,Smooth Ceilings,2Romantic Fireplaces,Wet Bar,Built-Ins,New Skylights,Beautiful Trim,New Gutters,Open Flr Plan,4BR,3.5BA,3Car Garage,Delightful Screened-In Patio,Workshop w/Bench,Ultraviolet Purifier,Gourmet Kitchen w/Granite Opens to Hearth Rm,Spacious Great Rm,Formal Dining Rm,Downstairs Master w/Luxury BA,Office,Huge Bonus Rm,Craft Rm,Laundry Rm w/Sink,Sec Sys! Germantown School District!

 

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93 W CAROLINA AVE, Memphis, TN

For Sale

$ Click for current price
2 BEDROOMS | 3 Baths (2 full, 1 half ) BATHROOMS |

For more information, contact Melissa Thompson at (901) 729-9526. Visit http://www.crye-leike.com/memphis/10054879 to view more pictures of this property. Great Location in Downtown Memphis Near Walking Trails! Spacious 2 BR, 2 BA w/Access to HOA-Community Pool. Recently Updated Kitchen with Stainless Steel Appliances, Stone Floors and Backsplash in the Kitchen. Also, Includes Recessed Lighting. Cozy Fireplace in Living Room and Dining Area. Master Bedroom with Nice Bathroom and Elongated Vanity. Second Bedroom with Full Bath can be an Office or Extra Storage. Security System. Oversized 2 Car Garage and Private Patio. Nearby Dining and Shopping.

 

The Perks of Living in an Active Adult Community

by Melissa Thompson


When confronted with the term “retirement community”, many people think of nursing homes or assisted living facilities. But today’s active adult communities are nothing like the ones of the past.  These age-restricted communities are built for independent living older adults (usually age 55 and over) who are ready to downsize and live a more maintenance-free lifestyle.  Whether you have retired, been widowed, or simply find your current home too large to manage, an active adult community may be the perfect place for you to start a new chapter in your life.  Here are some perks of living in a 55+ community:

  • ACTIVE LIFESTYLE
    If you want to maintain an active lifestyle, then a 55+ community is the place for you!  There are a plethora of ways to stay active with workout facilities, pools, and handicapped accessible walking trails; and fun activities such as cooking classes, shuffleboard, and organized field trips.  And staying active doesn’t just mean strenuous physical activity.  Being social is an important part of maintaining an active lifestyle too.  Lots of these communities offer opportunities to socialize with things like book clubs, classes, bingo, charity work & service projects, coffee groups, and movie nights.  Staying active is so important to physical health and there are specific health benefits associated with being active and social in later years.  These benefits include: reduced risk of cardiovascular problems, increased longevity, reduced risk of stroke, stronger immune system, less risk of Alzheimer’s disease, lower blood pressure and better overall mental health. The Top 5 Reasons Seniors Should Stay Socially Active

     
  • SENSE OF COMMUNITY
    We’re using that word a lot, but community is what it’s all about! The sense of community felt among residents of a 55+ neighborhood is one of the main differences in living there versus a typical residential neighborhood.  This can have a huge impact on a person’s sense of well-being and quality of life. Neighbors in these communities are in the same stage of life and often share similar desires and goals.  They become a kind of “family” who look out for each other and take care of each other in times of need.

     
  • MAINTENANCE FREE LIVING
    Many 55+ communities offer maintenance-free living. What does that mean?  Well, it can vary, but it usually includes all exterior building maintenance including streets, sidewalks, roofs and driveways.  In addition, staff will typically: take care of weeds, fertilize lawns, blow clippings off sidewalks and driveways, spread mulch, edge the lawn along walkways and driveways, change hard to reach light bulbs, and make interior repairs on major appliances and exterior repairs to roofing, downspouts and more. 

     
  • RETIREMENT LIVING BEFORE YOU RETIRE
    You do not have to retire from your job to live in a 55+ community.  They are often referred to as “retirement” communities, but in truth the only restrictions for residents are age and income.  You can keep your job and still enjoy the benefits that will allow you so much more free time for fun and travel.

     
  • FEELING SAFE & SECURE
    Many active adult communities are gated and only allow residents and their guests to be admitted onto the property. Some will also have security staff on-site for residents’ protection.  Security may also include: lighted parking lots, sidewalks, streets, and common areas, working fire alarms and smoke detectors, emergency evacuation maps posted, and clearly marked exit doors.

     
  • DOWNSIZING BECAUSE YOU WANT TO, NOT BECAUSE YOU HAVE TO
    Downsizing on your own terms is so much better than the stress that comes with having to move due to an illness or injury. Moving while still healthy and active is an easier process and allows you to take your time and make thoughtful choices.  Selling your home is also less emotional and overwhelming when it is your choice and not something you are being forced to do.  Choosing to move into a 55+ community while you are still healthy and active allows you to be in control of your own future and how you want to spend your time and money. Downsizing Your Home: 3 Money Benefits

If you have recently become an “empty nester” and you or your partner are 55 or older, an active adult community might be just the place for you to start fresh. Melissa Thompson is an experienced, professional Realtor who can help you get the best price possible on the sale of your current home so that you can join in the fun of living in a 55+ community! Give her a call today at 901-729-9526!

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Things To Do In Memphis: Craft Food and Wine Festival

by Melissa Thompson


A celebration of culinary delight! A festival of breads, cheeses, fruit preserves, cured meats, beverages, oils and more that are made by skilled craftworkers, known as food artisans.

The Festival will be held on June 23rd, 2019. The Festival is comprised of two Tasting Sessions. Each Tasting Session runs for 2 hours. Tasting Sessions start at 4:00PM and 6:30PM. You will be given a small tasting board and wine glass upon entry that will allow for samples to be placed on this board while food artisans and local restaurants describe the item being showcased. 

Tickets are available online. Tickets range from $60 - $115 + taxes and fees. 

What does your ticket include?
Your ticket price includes tastings of artisan breads, cheeses, fruit preserves, cured meats, oils and more paired with beer, wine and cider. Best of all -- Craft Food and Wine Festival benefits Church Health-- so you will be enjoying your favorite craft foods and beverages for a great cause!

We are doing our part to make a more sustainable Memphis by making our Event Zero Waste.

Columns at One Commerce Square
​40 South Main, Memphis, TN 38103
​901-552-4732

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10177 SORRENTO PL, Cordova, TN

Pending

$ Click for current price
3 BEDROOMS | 2 Baths (2 full ) BATHROOMS |

For more information, contact Melissa Thompson at (901) 729-9526. Visit http://www.crye-leike.com/memphis/10054419 to view more pictures of this property. Quaint 3 BR, 2 BA Cordova Home is in a Wonderful Location and in a well Established Neighborhood! Home Well Maintained! This Home Features an Open Floor Plan in Great Room with Fireplace/Gas Logs and Dining Room, Fully Functional Kitchen with Appliances, Wood Floor, Master Suite with Walk In-Closet and Full Bath, Tile in Master Bath, Fenced Patio, Laundry Room, Storm Door and 2 Car Garage. Make This Home Your PLACE! Convenient to Shopping and Dining.

 

Staying Physically and Mentally Fit as an Empty Nester

by Melissa Thompson


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Studies show that staying mentally and physically active in your senior years is vital to your overall well-being.  Socializing also has a positive impact on your health as you age. Adopting healthy habits and behaviors and staying involved in the community will contribute to your ability to live a full and meaningful life. There is no better place for seniors to stay active, both mentally and physically, than an Active Adult Community!  With a community of peers that are in the same stage of life as you, you will be able to find many people with common interests and goals.  And built in activities will make it easy for you to participate and meet people.  Here are some of the most popular activities offered in 55+ Communities in the Memphis area:

Swimming: Some communities include swimming pools. Swimming is a great, low impact way to stay physically fit, while also getting fresh air and a healthy dose of vitamin D.  The swimming pool is also a fun place to socialize and cool off on hot summer days!

Exercise Rooms: No need to join a gym elsewhere because most 55+ communities have their own exercise rooms available to residents. Get your heart pumping on the stationary bike or treadmill, lift some weights to maintain strength, or take a yoga class for relaxation.

Multi-Purpose Rooms: Keep your mind sharp by meeting up with fellow neighbors to play card games are to do arts & crafts in the multi-purpose room.  Some communities will offer classes; remember, you are never too old to learn something new!


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Walking & Biking Trails: When the weather is nice, no need to stay indoors to exercise. Take advantage of beautiful walking and biking trails that many communities offer.

If you have recently become an “empty nester” and you or your partner are 55 or older, an active adult community might be just the place for you to start fresh. Melissa Thompson is an experienced, professional Realtor who can help you get the best price possible on the sale of your current home so that you can join in the fun of living in a 55+ community!  Give her a call today at 901-729-9526!

6608 WOODPARK LN, Bartlett, TN

Pending

$ Click for current price
4 BEDROOMS | 2 Baths (2 full ) BATHROOMS |

For more information, contact Melissa Thompson at (901) 729-9526. Visit http://www.crye-leike.com/memphis/10054310 to view more pictures of this property. Beautiful Home in Bartlett 4BR, 3BA, in a Great Neighborhood! Large Country Kitchen with Island and Appliances, Great Room is Vaulted, Dining Room Features Vaulted Ceiling, Master Suite with Luxury Bath, Built-in Skylights and Impressive Walk-in Closet, New Carpet, New Paint, Patio with Deck, Rain Gutters Installed Around Home, Fireplace, Storage Space, 2 Car Garage, Two Pull-down Attic Stairs, Laundry Room, Don't Miss Out on This Wonderful Traditional Bartlett Home. Great Bartlett Schools!

 

5370 TWISTING RIDGE CV, Memphis, TN

Pending

$ Click for current price
3 BEDROOMS | 3 Baths (2 full, 1 half ) BATHROOMS |

For more information, contact Melissa Thompson at (901) 729-9526. Visit http://www.crye-leike.com/memphis/10054164 to view more pictures of this property. Great Home, 3 Bedroom, 2.5 baths, 2 car attached garage, private backyard with beautiful inground pool. Efficiency Guest House in back w/2 rooms efficiency up. Lot of storage underneath. Removeable wall that could allow for 2 car garage. Separate driveway entry.

 

Things To Do In Memphis: Fringe Festival

by Melissa Thompson


Voices of the South presents The Memphis FRINGE Festival - 50 Shows over TWO WEEKENDS!

June 7 – 9, 2019 & June 13 – 15, 2019

The McCoy Theatre on the Rhodes College Campus

Tickets: $10/Show OR $100 Festival Pass

The mission of Voices of the South as a theatre company is to create, produce, and perform unique theatre from diverse Southern perspectives.
 

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Memphis TN 38120
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