It’s Getting Closer: Grizz Release Preseason Schedule

The Memphis Grizzlies have announced their 2015 preseason schedule, including exhibition contests against three of the four teams that advanced to this past season’s conference finals. The Grizzlies will play a total of seven preseason games.

Memphis will tip-off preseason action at FedExForum against the Houston Rockets at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 6. The Grizzlies will host three additional preseason games against Maccabi Haifa of the Israeli Basketball Super League (Thursday, Oct. 8), the Oklahoma City Thunder (Friday, Oct. 16) and the Minnesota Timberwolves (Sunday, Oct. 18).

The Grizzlies also will travel to point guard Mike Conley’s alma mater in Columbus, Ohio, to play the Cleveland Cavaliers (Monday, Oct. 12) at Value City Arena at The Jerome Schottenstein Center on the campus of The Ohio State University.

They also have road preseason contests against the Atlanta Hawks (Wednesday, Oct. 21) and Orlando Magic (Friday, Oct. 23).

Single game tickets for all Grizzlies preseason and regular season home games will go on sale at a later date to be announced. Tickets for these contests will be available for purchase by calling 1-800-4NBA-TIX, at all Ticketmaster locations,, the FedExForum box office or

– Don Wade

Harbor of Health reopens

Regional One Health has re-opened Harbor of Health in Harbor Town.

According to Regional One Health senior vice president of ambulatory services, the reopening of the clinic – at 718 Harbor Bend Road – comes “with a new framework for service delivery.”

“From the personalities and expertise of the providers to the business operations of the practice, we are creating a health care experience focusing on the needs and priorities of our patients,” she said in a statement about the opening.

The clinic provides primary care services, including pediatrics, and it’s currently staffed by a nurse practitioner, Tamika Bolden, with additional providers including a certified nurse mid-wife to come on board in the future.

Harbor of Health currently offers extended hours to fit the busy schedules of patients, including 7 a.m. appointments and same-day appointments. As new providers join the group, extended hours including night and weekend appointments will also be available.

Road closures to make way for TV filming

A reminder, several roads will be closed Downtown this weekend to accommodate the filming in town for the Cinemax show “Quarry.”

The show, set in the 1970s, focuses on a Marine sniper named Quarry played by Logan Marshall-Green, whose credits include Prometheus and 24.


Saturday’s (Aug. 1) road closures:

6 a.m. to 10 a.m. – East McLemore Ave. from Neptune to Cummings

8 a.m. – 6 p.m. – Willie Mitchell Blvd. from Trigg to Olive

4 p.m. – 9 p.m. – Court Ave. at 3rd St.


Sunday (Aug. 2) road closures:

8 a.m. – 12 p.m. – Poplar Ave. from Front St. to Main St.

10 a.m. – 6 p.m. – 2nd St. from Jefferson Ave. to Union Ave.

2 p.m. – 9 p.m. – Union Ave. from Riverside Dr. to 2nd St.

7 p.m. – 12 a.m. – Monroe Ave. at Danny Thomas Blvd.


Monday (Aug. 3) closures

7 p.m. – 4 a.m. – Poplar Ave. from Angelus St. to N. Evergreen St.


Memphis startup wins international competition

GlucosAlarm, a startup participating in the current cohort of the ZeroTo510 medical device startup accelerator, has won first place in the Tech-I competition that took place over the weekend at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Nairobi.

The competition in which GlucosAlarm – which created a technology to measure glucose in diabetic patients’ urine and simplifies the testing procedure – participated is sponsored by the Global Innovation through Science and Technology, an initiative of the U.S. State Dept.

GlucosAlarm competed as one of 15 start-ups in the world out of hundreds of applications.

St. Jude Wins $1.7M federal grant

St. Jude has picked up $1.7 million in federal grant funding for its St. Jude Lifetime Cohort Study.

Begun in 2007, the study hopes to identify a large group of pediatric cancer survivors and track health outcomes over the course of their lives. The larger purpose: to gain insight into the long-term effects of the illness and treatments used on children.

The study is currently made up of patients age 18 and older who got their diagnosis at least 10 years ago. The new funding will help expand the scope of the study to those diagnosed between five and 10 years ago, as well.

Some of the funding will also go toward meals, housing and the transportation of patients.