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Arts & Events

Seniors go green!

Oldies but goodies keep the senior crowd rocking. Guests of the Seniors 55+ Going Green Potluck Dinner had an early celebration in Lakeland on March 10 for St. Patrick’s Day and the coming of spring. Tables at the International Harvester Clubhouse were decorated with shamrock, coins, necklaces, and lapel pins detailed with popular Irish lingos […]

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Bartlett center to hold Midsouth Autism Conference

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Transformations Autism Treatment Center in Bartlett is bringing in national experts, vendors and special needs guests for its 2017 Midsouth Autism Conference from 8 a.m. on March 30 until noon April 1. The event will be at The Guesthouse at Graceland, 3600 Elvis Presley Blvd., Memphis. The conference offers medical, legal, parental, and professional tracks, […]

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SBA faces Pi Day

Students at St. Benedict at Auburndale High School weren’t going to let something like spring break spoil their usual Pi Day fun. Math Honor Society Mu Alpha Theta traditionally celebrates the famous number (commonly shortened to 3.14159) on March 14 (also known as 3/14). This year they celebrated it one week early. They sold slices […]

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Best-selling author, counselor advises on raising boys March 30

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David Thomas, nationally known speaker, author and expert in family counseling, will offer insights on raising boys in his presentation “Wild Things: The Art of Nurturing Boys” at 7 p.m. March 30 in Memphis. His presentation will be in the Veritas Research Center on the campus of St. Agnes Academy-St. Dominic School at 4830 Walnut […]

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‘Ready. Set. Grow!’ 5K set for April 8

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The “Ready. Set. Grow!” 5K will begin at 10 a.m. April 8 at the Delta Blues Winery, 6585 Stewart Road, Lakeland. It’s part of a statewide event to raise awareness about Keep Tennessee Beautiful (KTnB). All ages are welcome. The entry fee is $25 before race day or $35 the day of the race. Registration […]

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Youthful workers impress as they prep for ‘Willy Wonka’

The Bartlett Performing Arts and Conference Center is preparing for this weekend’s production of “Willy Wonka — The Musical.” The performance opens on Thursday, March 23, and runs through Sunday, March 26. Performance times are 7 p.m. March 23-25 and 2:30 p.m. March 26. Tickets are $10. “This is the second BPACC production that I have […]

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Miss Tenn. brings literacy tour to Bartlett

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Oak Elementary welcomed a visit from Bartlett native Grace Burgess, Miss Tennessee 2016, as part of the CITGO promotional literacy tour on March 2. She brought one of her childhood favorite Dr. Seuss books to read, and she talked about the importance and joy of reading. She also visited Altruria, Bartlett, Bon Lin, Ellendale and […]

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Lakeland cowgirl has barrels of fun

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A blanket of sun warms the snow-saturated air, and steam blows from the horse’s lips. Hailey Green walks around her horse, Pistol, as she reaches under his blanket to check his body temperature; he is warm, and she buries her hands under the blanket. She smiles as the feeling returns to her fingers and then […]

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Bartlett to open Expo doors March 23

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Vendors are gearing up to pack the Bartlett Recreation Center on March 23 for the annual Bartlett Expo. Known more formally as the Bartlett Business, Home, Health & Garden Expo, the event introduces local residents to area businesses, passes out goodies and door prizes, and lets business owners network. Last year’s Expo was on a […]

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Election Commission to hold deputy registrar classes

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The Shelby County Election Commission (SCEC) will hold deputy registrar classes for individuals who wish to register people to vote. The classes are free and open to the public. “We know there are some civic, church and club groups that may want to hold their own voter registration events, and we want to offer this […]

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Marine Corps League to honor 50th anniversary of Bartlett hero’s death

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The Sgt Walter K. Singleton Detachment #476 Marine Corps League will host a special remembrance ceremony on the 50th anniversary of when Singleton died. The St. Walter K. Singleton Memorial Day will be at 11 a.m. March 25 at Veterans Park in Bartlett. The park is adjacent to W.J. Freeman Park at the corner of […]

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‘Tea with Miss Tennessee’ boosts literacy program

Miss Tennessee Grace Burgess was in Bartlett Feb. 25 to promote a cause that’s close to her heart: Early childhood literacy. The Bartlett native was the main attraction at “Tea with Miss Tennessee,” an event designed to raise money for “Books from Birth,” a program that provides free age-appropriate books each month to children under […]

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