Agape Child & Family Services is hosting its 15th Annual HeartLight event June 15 at FedExForum, and it will feature Tim Tebow.
The event is focused on raising awareness and support for homelessness, orphan care and under-resourced communities in the Mid-South. Tickets are on sale now at agapemeanslove.org/heartlight-2013.
“The goal of this event is to raise awareness of, and support for, homelessness, orphan care and at-risk communities in Memphis,” said Brian Hoover, Director of Development for Agape. “Tim Tebow is a dedicated follower of Jesus and a significant role model to youth and adults alike. His life and his philanthropic interests directly connect with our mission. We are not concerned about the recent news around his career…we are very excited about having Tim in Memphis and telling his story on a grand stage like FedExForum. Tim has endured incredible scrutiny since leaving college but his character and consistency have remained the same. Tim’s story is not about football, it’s about how God is working in his life despite the circumstances. It’s a story that all of us in this city need to hear. We are excited to have him in Memphis soon.”
As anyone who owns property in Shelby County knows, 2013 is a reappraisal year.
During reappraisal years, the Shelby County Assessor of Property updates property values throughout the county. For years, it’s been the norm that property owners will automatically file an appeal, forcing the assessor’s staff to defend the new values, because the property owner has nothing to lose. If they win a reduced property value, it cuts their tax bill.
A letter sent out from the Glanker Brown law firm last week gives some insight into this. Tax representatives are naturally eager to represent clients in appealing their values to the assessor, but the Glankler Brown letter was even addressed by name to some potential clients who don’t actually own property.
“You may have already received your notice of reappraisal from the Assessor’s Office,” the letter reads. “Many people throughout the county have indicated dismay at the values reflected on these notices given the overall status of the real estate market in the past several years.”
The letter does not note that the assessor has publicly stated on several occasions that the economic slump of recent years will be reflected in the county’s aggregate tax base as a result of this reappraisal – in short, that the county’s tax base will shrink somewhat because of lower values.
The letter goes on:
“We have considerable experience in handling all steps of the appeal process and would greatly appreciate the opportunity to review your recent Notice of Reappraisal to determine whether there is anything that we can do to assist you in obtaining a lower appraised value and assessment than recently placed on your property.”
A unique pop-up shop is coming Downtown next month.
Oxford’s The End of All Music independent record store is setting up shop at Hoot + Louise May 15. The pop-up shop will feature treats from Muddy’s Bake Shop, Hoot + Louise’s unique brand of threads and accessories, plus new and used vinyl records from The End of All Music.
The record store will be peddling some record store swag plus some other unnamed exclusive items only available at the shop.
When: May 15, from noon to 7 p.m.
More details: http://theendofallmusic.com/pop-up-shop-in-memphis-at-hootlouise-on-may-15th/
Bob Dylan is coming to Memphis this summer.
He’s playing at AutoZone Park July 2. His supporting acts include Wilco and My Morning Jacket – also, at select venues, Richard Thompson and Ryan Bingham.
Downtown’s Bon Ton Café is adding something new next month.
Starting May 1, the restaurant will begin staying open for dinner. According to its Facebook page: “So all of you who just can’t get enough of us, or just don’t feel like cooking, will be able to stop by after work and get the best food and drink that money can buy.”