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Bartlett woman recalls breast cancer diagnosis 20 years ago

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Twenty years have passed, but Andrea Petrowski of Bartlett remembers the stress of getting a breast cancer diagnosis. It’s a story she hasn’t told often because she prefers to focus on living a joyful life. She was a mom with two small children, recently separated from her husband and moved to Bartlett from Texas, when […]

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A pregnant pause: perspective from a mother diagnosed while expecting

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Foreword by Graham Sweeney, editor of The Shelby Sun Times and The Collierville Independent: My wife, Shannon, was diagnosed with Stage 2B breast cancer in August 2014 at the age of 36. She was pregnant with our second child at the time. Doctors scheduled a lumpectomy for October in order to establish the best possible […]

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AHS Homecoming Court

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Understanding breast cancer

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If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with breast cancer, it’s important to understand some basics: What is breast cancer and how does it happen? In this weekly section of the newspaper, readers can learn how breast cancer develops, how many people get breast cancer, what factors can increase risk for getting breast […]

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DAR hosts Constitution Day Luncheon in Memphis

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In celebration of Constitution Day on Sept. 17, the Memphis and Shelby County Regents’ Council of the Daughters of the American Revolution held a luncheon at the Holiday Inn-University of Memphis. This was the 230th anniversary of the signing of the Constitution of the United States of America. The speaker, Larry K. Scroggs, juvenile court […]

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Grab your grill and get fired up to win: It’s Bartlett BBQ Fest time

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Expect to see proud faces behind the grills Saturday when local teams compete for top honors in the 2017 Bartlett BBQ Fest, a Memphis Barbecue Network sanctioned event. These are people who savor good food and take their barbecue seriously. The aromatic and mouth-watering event is part of the Bartlett Festival at W.J. Freeman Park […]

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5k run to kick off Saturday’s Bartlett Festival

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Runners across the Mid-South are preparing to remember one of Bartlett’s own in an activity that has quickly become a city tradition: The Judge Freeman Marr Panther Pride 5K Run. The event is held alongside other Bartlett Festival activities, and the race kicks off at 9 a.m. Saturday at W.J. Freeman Park in Bartlett. It […]

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Go Jim Go! takes training ride through Bartlett

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Veterinary hospital accepting donations for pets in Key West

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When Hurricane Irma slammed into the coast of Florida, it wasn’t only people who were affected by the storm damage; their pets were affected, too. Day and Night Animal Hospital, located at 4670 Summer Ave., Memphis, has started collecting pet supplies to send to hurricane victims in Key West. On Sept. 18, Day and Night […]

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‘Starting over’: Grandparents take on the tasks, joys of rearing grandchildren

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Starting over. I guess that’s one way to look at it. And, at my age, looking at it that way is a little, well, let’s say daunting. I mean, if you’re in the middle of a movie and your spouse suddenly joins you, and she wants you to start it over, you’re looking at maybe […]

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Newest Bartlett ornament debuts

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Look for 150+ gleaming vehicles at Saturday’s car show

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If beautiful cars are your passion, clear your Saturday. The 21st annual car show of the Bartlett Festival is about to rev your engine. Here’s another fact to warm your heart: The event is a fundraiser for the Tennessee Baptist Children’s Home in Bartlett. Expect to see about 150 cars there at W.J. Freeman Park, […]

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