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Saint Francis Hospital – Bartlett welcomes first baby of 2018

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The staff at Saint Francis Hospital-Bartlett welcomed their first baby of 2018 when Khazi Robbins was born at 5:59 p.m. on January 1. Khazi’s parents are Kierra Smith and Domonick Robbins of Sommerville. The baby weighed 8 pounds, 2 ounces and was 19.5 inches long. “January 1 was actually my predicted due date, so I […]

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Bartlett Rec Center’s Aerobathon

Many braved the freezing conditions during the first week of 2018 to attend the Bartlett Recreation Center tradition of the Aerobathon. Those who were brave enough to take the challenge participated in Zumba, Yoga, Body Fit, Core Condition and much more. For more information about the Bartlett Recreation Center located at 7700 Flaherty Place, call […]

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New Women’s Leadership Institute begins February 2018

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MEMPHIS — 2018 will be the year of Women’s Leadership in the Memphis Area thanks to a new affordable leadership institute experience for women across the Mid-South called We Lead – Women. Elevated. We Lead, which is open to all women throughout the area, is being made available by Girl Scouts Heart of the South. […]

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Surrendering self to God’s will is critical to salvation

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Personal change is not easy. Anyone who advertises how wonderful it is to sacrifice, suffer and be uncomfortable probably has a degree in marketing. Even if we become experts on how to be successful, this does not automatically mean we will. Besides, beyond the motivational seminars and highly proclaimed formulas that are available, you are […]

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MLGW donates heaters, blankets via ‘Power of Warmth’

MLGW is once again teaming up with the Neighborhood Christian Centers to assist qualified low-income seniors and disabled residents of Shelby County through the Power of Warmth Program. The MLGW program provides space heaters and electric blankets to eligible MLGW customers. The Neighborhood Christian Centers will be accepting applications and screening eligible households for heaters […]

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Lifeblood urges donors to become a First Blood Responder

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MEMPHIS — Just like first responder groups, our blood supply must be at-the-ready when patients need it. Lifeblood is asking for donors to pledge to be a First Blood Responder and donate three times in 2018, starting in January. First Blood Responders will help ensure that blood is already at the hospital BEFORE emergencies and disasters […]

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Shelby County homeownership dropped for 2009-2015

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NEW YORK, N.Y. — Recent data shows that homeownership has decreased between 2009 and 2015, which indicates that owning one’s own home is becoming less grounded in American life. Specifically for Shelby County, there has been a decrease in homeownership across all age groups below 60. The information was produced by Gavop.com, which analyzed long-term housing […]

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BRC to host annual Aerobathon Jan. 6

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Eager to try a new exercise format or just needing a morning of cross training? The Bartlett Recreation Center has the ultimate “try it out” morning arranged for you. The annual Aerobathon will be 9-11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 6 at the BRC. It gives guests the opportunity to participate in a variety of group […]

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What about our box of chocolates?

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It’s hard to believe that 2017 is history. We have many things to be thankful for along with events and situations that brought sorrow, pain and disappointment. Forest Gump’s mom said, “life is like a box of chocolates” as we never know what we are going to get. We are not only unaware of what […]

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Beautiful holiday lights in Bartlett

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Plan now for January lawn care and gardening

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In the cold winter months we have time for a little reflection, and as a result January is often the time for resolutions to become our best selves. I would like to suggest that you consider gardening as it is one of the activities because it offers multiple dividends. It provides exercise for better health […]

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Free bridal event opens to public Jan. 14

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The Mid-South Wedding Association of Memphis is offering the free “Wedding University” Show and Seminar to the public. It will be noon-4 p.m. Jan. 14 at The Hilton, 939 Ridge Lake Blvd., Memphis. At Christmas time, there are more couples getting engaged than any other time of the year. Brides attend wedding shows and are […]

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