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East Buntyn neighborhood gearing up for ArtWalk

The East Buntyn neighborhood is gearing up once again for the East Buntyn Artwalk.

The sixth annual version of the festival that celebrates art and community kicks off April 18 (rain date, April 19), with homeowners hosting regional artists in their front yards. Those open-air galleries will display and sell work by neighborhood residents, as well as pieces by artists from around the Mid-South, representing an expected pool of over 60 artists.

St. James Church at 461 S. Prescott will serve as ArtWalk’s hub, hosting live music, a silent auction, food trucks and more. There also will be a silent auction tent, live entertainment and food trucks like Lickety Split and Rock’n Dough.

Sponsoring partners for the free event are University Neighborhood Development Corporation, Highland Area Renewal Corporation and St. James Anglican Church.

Additional festival information and Artist Applications can be obtained by going online to www.eastbuntynartwalk.com or by visiting East Buntyn ArtWalk on Facebook or Twitter.

Here’s a video of last year’s event:

Memphis street newspaper “The Bridge” celebrates second anniversary

This weekend will mark the second anniversary of the launch of “The Bridge,” Memphis’ first street newspaper that addresses the hardships of the some 2,000 Memphians living on the streets.

The first edition launched on March 21, 2013. The team behind it approached members of the homeless population and paid them to share their stories and artwork for publication, in addition to training them as vendors to sell the paper while keeping the profits.

According to Caroline Ponseti, a Rhodes junior who helped found the paper, $32,000 has been put directly into the hands of the homeless as a result of “The Bridge.” And the paper’s top vendors make up to $540 per month.

“The Bridge” on March 25 will host a two-year anniversary celebration at St. Mary’s Episcopal Cathedral, 700 Poplar Ave. that’s free and open to the public.

ZeroTo510 gets major honor

Some big news for ZeroTo510, Memphis’ medical device startup accelerator program –

According to ZeroTo510 co-founder Allan Daisley, today at SXSW and in Techcrunch, the program was announced as one of the top 20 accelerators in the U.S.

ZeroTo510 was ranked 15th in the nation by the Seed Accelerator Rankings Project.

From Allan: “We’d like to thank our team, our partners, our mentors, our board, and especially the entrepreneurs and graduates of ZeroTo510 for the hard work and collaboration that made this recognition possible.”

Grizzlies borrow page from Spurs’ playbook

Well, it’s official. The Memphis Grizzlies are serious enough about a deep postseason run that they are responding to this uneven stretch of play — 5-5 in their last 10 games — by going all Gregg Popovich and San Antonio Spurs.

The Grizzlies play at the Washington Wizards at 6 p.m. tonight, Thursday March 12, and the game is being nationally televised on TNT.

Doesn’t matter. Not only will point guard Mike Conley sit out with a badly sprained ankle, but center Marc Gasol, power forward Zach Randolph and swingman Tony Allen will not play.

The reason? “Rest.”

Yes, this goes against “Grit-n-Grind” at some level. But at this stage of the season, rest is an excellent idea.

And if it ticks off a TV network, so much the better.

Leonard Nimoy wrote a $10,000 check for St. Jude a month before he died

A month before he died last week at age 83, Leonard Nimoy – the actor famous for his role as Spock on “Star Trek” – sent a $10,000 check to St. Jude.

That’s according to Marlo Thomas, who serves as St. Jude’s national outreach director. She acknowledged the donation on her Facebook page.

“We got to know him a little bit through our friends, the Pogrebins,” Thomas wrote. “Always warm and gentle, good company. Just a month ago he sent me $10,000 for the kids of St. Jude. Even in his very hard, last days he was thinking of how to help others.”

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