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GPAC Presents Moscow Festival Ballet in Swan Lake

by Melissa Hayes Thompson

Germantown Performing Arts Center (GPAC) presents the Moscow Festival Ballet in Swan Lake on Sunday, February 26 at 7:00 p.m. A timeless tale of love's triumph over evil, Swan Lake is one of the most enduring love stories in the classical ballet repertoire. The ethereal beauty of the Tchaikovsky score provides the backdrop for this magical masterpiece. It's a not-to-be-missed evening!

TICKETS: Single tickets are $30, $40, $50, plus handling fee.
Call (901) 751-7500 or buy online at www.GPACweb.com.

Center for Southern Folklore

by Your Key to Memphis Team

Next week on February 22, 2012 the Folk Alliance is in town. Beginning on Wednesday at noon the Center for Southern Folklore has asked folks to perform Wednesday-Friday and Friday and Saturday evenings in the Folklore Store.

Here's the schedule:
Wednesday, February 22 at 12:00 to 1:00 Randal Morton & J.D. Westmoreland
Thursday, February 23 at 12:00 to 1:00 Joe Guyton
Friday, February 24 at 12:00 to 1:00 Lisa Lambert & The Pine Ridge Boys,
            6:00 to 6:45 David Olney (with Sergio Webb & Dan Seymour)
            7:15 to 8:30 Kevin Gordon
Saturday, February 25 at 7:30 to 8:30 The Jamie Davids Experience
                8:30 to 11:00 Devil Train
“The coolest place to listen to great music, eat yummy southern food, buy cool art and photographs and sip on your favorite beer!”

Lewis Marshall, Buyer Specialist for the Your Key to Memphis Team thinks Downtown Memphis is a great place to spend time in Memphis!

Cooper Young Chili Cook-Off

by Your Key to Memphis Team

Cooper-Young Chili Cook-Off Saturday - Memphis Stew - February 2012 - Memphis

The Cooper Young Chili Cook-off is Saturday, February 18, 2012 at 12:00 p.m. at the Peabody Elementary School. Winners will be announced at 1:30 p.m. Don't miss out on this fun event!

Memphis Real Estate Market Report

by Melissa Hayes Thompson

We have created an easy to read comprehensive report on the Memphis Real Estate Market. With interest rates being lowest in history, it is a great time to buy a home! The number of homes for sale is up from last month, which gives buyers more inventory to choose from. The number of pending transactions are also up from last month. The most significant market changes are by price level, zip codes & area and are included in our market report; just click to view the complete February Market Report! The data compiled is from January 2012.

 

 

Memphis New Years Eve 2012 Events

by Melissa Hayes Blume

Memphis New Years Eve 2012 Events 

Genesis Club Memphis - 5367 Knight Arnold Road, Memphis TN
 
Liberty Bowl Stadium - 335 South Hollywood Street, Memphis TN
 
Boondocks Bar and Gril - 11555 Old Baxter Rd, Memphis TN
 
Leominster Elks Club - 134 N. Main St, Memphis TN
 
Scooters Biker Bar - 151 June Bug Rd, Memphis TN
 
Discretions Memphis - 3035 Directors Row Bld. E, Memphis TN
 
Dec 31, 2011 8:00 PM
The Peabody Hotel is hosting this dazzling New Year's Eve celebration with live music from FreeSol and The Bo-Keys, balloon drop at midnight, and more!
 
Dec 31, 2011 8:30 PM
Head to Harvey's South Street Comedy Club and ring in the New Year with a ton of laughter and fun. Comedian, Cousin Ricky will perform alongside some great live music and more.
 
December 31, 2011
2nd Street to 4th Street, Memphis, TN 38103 Tel: 901-529-0999
Post Liberty Bowl Party continues with live music in Handy Park. "Bury the Blues" and Hard Rock's guitar drop at midnight is not to be missed.
 
December 31, 2011 - January 01, 2012
143 Beale Street, Memphis, TN 38103 Tel: 901-524-5464
Lisa G & Flic's Pic's Band 12:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Will Tucker Band 6 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. B.B. King All Stars 10 p.m. - 3 a.m.
 
December 31, 2011
50 Harbor Town Square, Memphis, TN 38103 Tel: 901-726-5128
Join the New Year's Eve Gala at Paulette's. Visit www.riverinnmemphis.com or call 901-260-3300 for more information.
 

Germantown & Collierville are Among State's Best for Quality of Life

by Melissa Hayes Blume

Germantown is Ranked Third and Collierville is Ranked Fourth Among State's Best for Quality of Life in Tennessee.

All the communities ranked on the list have a very successful educational system, extraordinary housing stocks, and phenomenal economic bases.

If you live in Germantown or Collierville, these results probably aren't a surprise. See the entire story here.

Give a Special Video Message from Santa Claus!

by Melissa Hayes Blume

Give a special video message from Santa Claus!
In just a few easy steps, you can create a personalized video from Santa Claus for your children, friends, family members or colleagues. All you do is provide a few little details about the person. It is fun, special, and something they will enjoy watching! Just Click Here to get started!

 

Memphis Monthly Event Calendar

by Melissa Hayes Blume

Find Out What is Going on This Month, Only in Memphis; We are Your Key to Memphis!

 

10 Tips for Winterizing Your Home

by Melissa Hayes Blume

Now that Old Man Winter is here, it is time to prepare your home for winter. 
Here are 10 easy tips for winterizing your home:

  1. Wrap those Pipes
    Before freezing nights hit, make certain the water to your hose bibs is shut off inside your house (via a turnoff valve), and the lines are drained. You can also install Styrofoam cups with a screw attachment to help insulate spigots. Look for other pipes that are not insulated, or that pass through unheated spaces and wrap them with pre-molded foam rubber sleeves or fiberglass insulation, available at hardware stores.
  2. Cover those Windows and Seal those Doors
    Check around windows and doors with a candle or a light piece of thread on a windy day too determine where drafts are. This will reveal problem areas in need of immediate attention. Remove and replace damaged caulk and weather-stripping. Self-stick foam and rolled rubber weather stripping are easy to install. An inexpensive method of weatherizing windows involves attaching thin, clear plastic film to the window trim inside of the house using two-sided tape. The film is then stretched tight using a blow dryer to remove wrinkles and creases. Closed shutters, window shades, blinds, curtains, and lined draperies all help save energy and insulate windows. Consider installing efficient replacement windows, or storm windows and doors to make your home more energy efficient.
  3. Check the Furnace
    First, turn your furnace on, to make sure it's even working. A strong, odd, short-lasting smell is natural when firing up the furnace, but if the smell lasts a long time, shut down the furnace and call a professional. Check your furnace filter monthly and replace it as necessary.
  4. Reverse Ceiling Fans
    Set your ceiling fan at its slowest speed and reverse it in order to gently push warm air down from the ceiling without generating a breeze.
  5. Don’t forget the Chimney
    A chimney should be inspected before use each year. Just ask for a Level 1 inspection, in which the professional examines the readily accessible portions of the chimney. Most certified chimney sweeps include a Level 1 service with a sweep. Buy a protective cap for your chimney, with a screen. This will keep out foreign objects (birds, tennis balls) as well as rain that can mix with the ash and eat away at the fireplace's walls. To keep out cold air, you should keep the chimney's damper closed when the fireplace is not in use. Add glass doors to reduce heat loss as the fire dies down.
  6. Check Smoke Detectors
    Check the operation and change the batteries on your home's smoke detectors. Test them with a small bit of actual smoke, not just by pressing the "test" button. Also, make sure your fire extinguisher is still where it should be, and still works.
  7. Clean Gutters
    Once the leaves fall, remove them and other debris from your home's gutters, so that winter's rain and melting snow can drain. Clogged drains can form ice dams, in which water backs up, freezes and causes water to seep into the house. Also, make sure the downspouts are carrying water away from the house's foundation, where it could cause flooding or other water damage.
  8. Trim Trees
    Take time now to trim any weak branches that look as if they could cause problems during winter storms. Trimming the trees during mild weather is much easier than trying to do it when it is frigid outside.
  9. Add Insulation
    Adding insulation is one of the best ways to save energy all year round. During the winter months, that extra insulation makes your home feel warmer. Most homes require 12 to 15 inches of insulation in their attic.
  10. Mind the Thermostat
    In the winter your home does not need to be quite as warm when you are away from the house, so remember to turn the thermostat down before you leave. You may want to invest in a programmable thermostat, which can tell your home’s heating system to gear up for your arrival after work, or to knock off a bit until an hour or so before you get up in the morning.

Black Friday Deals 2011

by Melissa Hayes Blume

Black Friday Deals 2011

Click Here to find out about Black Firday Deals at Wal Mart, ToysRus, BabiesRus, Best Buy, Target, K-Mart, JC Penney, Kohl's, Macys, OfficeDepot, Sears, Staples, Walgreens and More!!

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Melissa Thompson
Crye-Leike Realtors
6525 N Quail Hollow Road
Memphis TN 38120
(901) 729-9526
(901) 756-8900
Fax: (901) 435-0620