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Contents November 2018

O U T TA K E S 18 Clay & Land Insurance 50th Anniversary Party 20 Opening Night at GPAC

F E AT U R E S

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22 Zoo Rendezvous

Christmas at Graceland

Snow in July in Court Square, complements of movie magic.

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A Culinary Gem At The Village At Germantown The Village at Germantown is home to a culinary gem.

23 Vintage901 Presents Andrea's Cooktales 24 Ballet Season Opening Performance 24 Food Truck Garden Party Medieval Merriment 26 100 Women Who Care

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P.U.R.E. Youth Athletic Alliance is helping football player standouts reach their dreams.

28 One Smart Cookie Celebration 30 The Baddour Center Fashion Show & Luncheon 32 Indie Memphis Film Festival Preview Party 34 A Toast of Fall 34 RISE Foundation Annual Gala

P.U.R.E. Youth Athletic Alliance

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36 Brooks Outside: Outings Project 38 Tuxes & Tennies

Fashion: Kitchen Confidential Cooking up glitter and glam for your holiday festivities.

40 Down Syndrome Association Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting

Soul Food House in Tokyo The Soul Food House in Tokyo brings Southern comfort foods to Japan.

IN EVERY ISSUE 44 4Home: Kitchen: Where Function Meets Beauty 61 #ACStylist's November Must-Haves

40 Memphis Japan Festival 40 Paragon Bank Annual Day of Service

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62 Gallery: Ken Hall's November Art Events

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Women's Health: Just the Facts Truths - and debunking myths - about women’s health.

42 Four Seasons/Memory, Inc. 46 MIFA Golden Gala

64 4Art: 'Roar In' with the Grizz, by David Lynch 85 Memphis Impact

50 Arthritis Foundation 50 Pigtails & Crewcuts Opening 51 Josephine Circle Luncheon 52 Farm Fest 66 SPAYtacular Gala 66 Mempho Music Festival

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The Annual Culinary Issue Savory, tasty, yummy recipes plus great tips from Memphis chefs.

About the Front Cover Whole Roasted Duck with Fingerling Confit Potatoes, Carrots and Green Beans and Hot Toddy from Owen Brennan’s. Recipe on page 73.


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Clay & Land Insurance 50th Anniversary Party

Clay & Land Insurance celebrated its 50 years in the insurance business at a festive anniversary party held at their Memphis office located at Ridgeway Loop. Friends and colleagues enjoyed visiting and marking this momentous occasion.

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Trey Clay, Cathy Land & Mary Helen Butler

Danny Bozof, Jane Chapman & Philip Gould

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Susan Patrick, Milton Less, Brent Walker & Jeff Michael

Kevin Herman, Jim McDonnell, & Lynn Alford

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Opening Night at GPAC

GPAC kicked off its 2018-2019 season of amazing performances with a night featuring the Stax Music Academy a cappella group Street Corner Harmonies in the GPAC lobby, and then Bobby McFerrin took the stage to give a masterful and innovative performance.

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September 16, 2018

Germantown Performing Arts Center

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Parke Kennedy with Judy & Mickey McLellan

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Erma Elzy & Roosevelt Moody

Nathan Liebert & Samantha Pilcher

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John B. Smith, Gregory Childress & Terrence Hines

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Zoo Rendezvous

Zoo Rendezvous, the Memphis Zoo’s largest fundraiser of the year, may have been rainy this year, but the partygoers still had a great time! Delicious food, strolling around the zoo after hours and supporting the Memphis Zoological Society make this a popular annual event in the Bluff City!

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September 8, 2018

Memphis Zoo

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Mark O. Ramirez

Peterson Wellford, Kendall Hennessy, Allyson Dormois & Victoria Mette

Diane & Ronny Brower with Tan & Luke Yancy

Rachel Robicheaux, Leslie Russell, Lauren Hill & Melissa Eldred

Charlie & Camille Lebel with Jessica & Bill Ganus

Brandy Jackson & Stephanie Bennett

Walker McCullough & Abby Holliday

Carl & Felicia Mabry

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Elizabeth & Andrew King

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Angela Stevens, Elaine Gumbert, John Stevens & Greg Gumbert

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Jay & Dimple Kumar, Drs. Dharmesh & Purvisha Patel, Dara Vongphrachanh, Marcus Grandberry & Gage Antishin


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Vintage901 Presents Andrea's Cooktales The Vintage 901 wine event hosted Andrea's Cooktales for a book signing and tasting. The weekend was filled with fun events for foodies and wine lovers. For more information, visit vintage901.org.

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Ballet Season Opening Performance

Ballet Memphis celebrated their love of Memphis and love they get in return in their 2018-19 Season Opening performance. The Fall Mix performances run through November 4, and the holiday classic Nutcracker performances will be December 7-9 at the Orpheum Theatre.

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September 8, 2018

Ballet Memphis

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Pat Mitchell Worley & Steven McMahon

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Fred & Cecile Nowak with Bronwyn & Cynthia Saatkamp

Amelia Thompson & Carolyn McCormick

Cathy Allen, Cameron Yates & Sydney Hall

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Food Truck Garden Party Medieval Merriment

Guests enjoyed a fun and festive night at the Botanic Garden’s Food Truck party featuring a Medieval theme! There was delicious food from the Memphis Food Truck Alliance, crafts for the kids, live music and plenty of medieval merriment!

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September 12, 2018

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Brooklyn Culley & Kimberly Steele

Taylor Ross, David Dowell & Jasmine Holmes

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100 Women Who Care

100 Women Who Care, Memphis chapter, is a true “Giving Circle” of women who care about making a positive impact on their community by giving and doing. At their recent meeting, the membership presented $17,500 to DeNeuville Learning Center. The 100 Women Who Care’s next meeting will be held January 8, 2019.

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September 18, 2018

Madonna Learning Center

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Melanie Schild & Casey Condra

Jennifer Powell & Kristen Acuff

Elizabeth Williamson, Jill Hellen, Brooke Shannon & Madelyn Gray

Hollie Williams & Winter Reynolds

Brooke Shannon & Brenda Berry

Amy Keys & Jennifer Larizza

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Jill Hellen, Madelyn Gray, Lauren Yoakum, Kembree Darakshani, Brooke Shannon, Natalie Davin & Cheron Allbright

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One Smart Cookie Celebration

The Girl Scouts Heart of the South recently hosted the 2018 One Smart Cookie Celebration. The event honors “women who make it happen� in Memphis and the Mid-South. The special guest for the evening was chef, author, and Today Show contributor Elizabeth Heiskell. To find out about upcoming events, make a donation or volunteer, visit the Girl Scouts Heart of the South website.

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September 20, 2018

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Rebecca Lassiter, Hannah & Amane Glenn, Morgan Butler

Elizabeth Heiskell with Mary Ellen Rogers

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The Baddour Center Fashion Show & Luncheon

The Baddour Center welcomed the fall season with their spectacular Annual Luncheon and Fashion Show. Guests enjoyed lunch, a silent auction, and the latest in fall fashions by Betty Hays Boutique and Kittie Kyle. Guests were also treated to entertainment by The Miracles, Baddour Center residents, all to raise money for this wonderful facility serving a community for adults with intellectual disabilities.

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September 24, 2018

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Indie Memphis Film Festival Preview Party

Mid-South movie fans enjoyed an evening of drinks, food, and film in anticipation of the celebrated 2018 Indie Memphis Film Festival. The lineup for this year’s festival was announced, as well as the numerous film-related events taking place at locations across Memphis on November 1-5.

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September 25, 2018

The Rec Room

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Cheryl Mesler, Joseph Carr & Macon Wilson

Nicole Harris, Melody Bailey, Betsy Olim, Ryan Watt & Silvia Merediz

Augusta Campbell, Alicia George & Fyfe Nelson

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A Toast of Fall

Guests enjoyed an exclusive evening of fine dining presented by Memphis Zoo and Cornerstone Cellars at the recent Toast of Fall event. Two of Memphis' finest chefs, Jimmy Gentry and Erling Jensen prepared the exquisite four-course dinner, served with perfect wine pairings from Cornerstone.

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September 27, 2018

Memphis Zoo

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Mark O. Ramirez

Charlie Warner, Marne Anderson with Beni & Dr. Michael Dragutsky

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Dana & Kent Farmer

Henry, Katie & Tom Hutton

Pamela Hauber with R.D. & Vicki Singh

Tim Dalfiume with Elizabeth & Greg Smithers

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RISE Foundation Annual Gala

RISE Foundation, Inc. hosted their annual gala event, and the theme this year was An Evening of Change: On the Boardwalk. RISE is a nonprofit with the mission of empowering people to become self-sufficient by building and sustaining human and financial assets, and all proceeds from the gala support financial literacy in Memphis.

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September 27, 2018

Great Hall of Germantown

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Lauryce McIver, Jeffrey Moore, Ashley Finch & Harrison McIver

William Capooth, Karen Costa & Kristin Lockhart

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Mary, James, Lindsey, Parker & Lynn Nelson

Monique Hampton & Toya Washington

Ward McBee with Natalie Chamoun

Angela Gustafson, Bob Blankenship, Angela Dickson & Johnny Moore

Jamie Terry & Adalyia Parker


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Brooks Outside: Outings Project

Brooks Outside, an innovative curatorial program that launched in conjunction with the museum’s centennial in 2016, consists of an ongoing series of outdoor installations. This movement was launched by artist and filmmaker Julien de Casabianca, who is dubbed the “Robin Hood of Street Art.” The artist has installed his paper murals in more than 50 cities around the world – from Hanoi to Moscow, and Mumbai to Los Angeles.

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September 28, 2018

Brooks Museum

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Kenneth Alexander, Kathy Dumas, Julien de Casabianca & Jeff Hulett

James Patterson, Michelle Snowden & Joe Jennings

Pat Bogan & Whitney Jo

David McCarthy, Marina Pacini with Lynn & Maigot Zastoupil

Kea Woods with Amelie, Zoe & Adrienne Kornelsen

Cooper, Ben, Natalie & Evelyn Holloway

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Lewis Guess & Saj Crone

Jeff, Annie, Beatrice & Bella Hulett

Julie Ashby, Martha Lee Lacy with Lauren & Parker Taylor

Rachel Cope & Kathleen Schaefer

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Tuxes & Tennies

Partygoers donned tennis shoes with their tuxedos and dresses to celebrate 20 years of Memphis Athletic Ministries, and to toast to 20 more years! This festive event honored MAM founders, and local Memphis celebrities judged the cool and creative shoes for the snazziest pair.

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September 29, 2018

MAM Grizzlies Center

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Gina Neely & Eric Dunn

Marion Marr & Tiffany Brimhall

Tonya & Kasey Spencer with Sarah Gilmore

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Joel Katz, Stone Parnell & Norfleet Abston

Jordan Morice & DeMarcus White

Marcus & Jacki Jones

Jonathan & Janna Torres with Larry Lloyd

Stone Pannell & Jakob Eliason

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Downtown’s Court Square never looked more festive! The magic of Hollywood turned the tiny square into ”... a snowcovered Santa’s Village” in the middle of the Memphis summer.

Christmas at

Graceland

A Hallmark Channel holiday movie called “Christmas at Graceland.” What a perfect idea! A heartwarming story line shot at one of the city’s most beloved spots – and with high-paying jobs and a boost to tourism thrown in! We at The Memphis & Shelby County Film Commission love clients like this! Very selective, Elvis Presley Enterprises has allowed over the years only a limited number of films to shoot extensively at the Graceland mansion – most notably, “This is Elvis,” a docu-drama released in 1981. Shot way back in the day - before Memphis & Shelby County even had a film commission “This is Elvis” starred Knox Phillips as Sam Phillips, Jerry Phillips as Bill Black, and Larry Raspberry – wait, Larry Raspberry? – as Dewey Phillips! Legends surround this little-known film: I remember hearing from Knox that they had had unprecedented access to the mansion’s rooms for the dramatic re-creations. I, for one, can’t wait to watch it over the holidays - thanks to today’s technology and Amazon Prime Video. However, with apologies to Knox, Jerry and Larry, my money’s on “Christmas at Graceland” -- a love story shot on the grounds and in Elvis’ “front room” (as we say down South). Stars Kellie Pickler (“Pickler & Ben”) and Wes Brown (“True Blood”) portray reunited sweethearts who ponder a second chance at love which fate seemingly has thrown their way. Besides the rare Graceland locations and the appealing stars, the film also showcases some of Elvis Presley’s most memorable hits. “Christmas at Graceland” promises everything one could ask for in a holiday movie: romance, family values, Memphis looking its best and -- SNOW!

“Christmas at Graceland” will have its Memphis premiere November 15th on the Soundstage at Elvis Presley’s Memphis, the entertainment and exhibition complex across the street from the Graceland Mansion. Star Wes Brown and director Eric Close (“Nashville”) will both attend the 7pm premiere screening. The event will be preceded by the annual lighting of the Mansion at 6pm, where country music stars Scotty McCreery and Marty Stuart flip the switch on the traditional lights and decorations lighting up Elvis Presley’s iconic home. This time-honored tradition will feature a special performance by McCreery, an appearance by Santa and 100% chance of snow! The lighting is free and open to the public. The premiere is a ticketed, invitation-only event however complimentary tickets will be made available that night at the door, based on availability. Reserved seats are also available to anyone who purchases tickets to any Graceland attraction on November 15th prior to November 2nd. For additional information visit www.graceland.com/christmas. If you miss the Graceland premiere, be sure to tune into the television premiere of “Christmas at Graceland,” exclusively on the Hallmark Channel, Saturday, November 17th, at 7pm CT. The film is part of Hallmark’s famous “Countdown to Christmas,” the network’s #1 programming event. A Crown Media Family Networks Production, Hallmark’s “Christmas at Graceland” is a client of The Memphis & Shelby County Film Commission, of which Linn Sitler is the film commissioner. The film is also a client of The TN Entertainment Commission. In a previous life, Sitler has written for both local and national television, local and national magazines, and was a regular contributor to The Nashville Scene. Falling in love all over again! “ Laurel” ( Kellie Pickler) and “ Clay” ( Wes Brown) visit a “Memphis Christmas Festival,” set in downtown Memphis’ Court Square.

The largest department of the production, the special effects department, dealt only with the snow – with 12 skilled crew members – a coordinator, a foreman, “techs” and production assistants working throughout the shoot to keep a convincing blanket of artificial snow on the ground! SNOWBUSINESS of Hollywood provided the artificial snow – along with” ices” and “frosts” as needed. At Graceland, the staff unpacked the traditional Christmas decorations and lights months ahead of time -- holding a collective breath as the special effects department lay down the artificial snow on Graceland’s beautifully landscaped grounds. Special effects crew members stood by ready to refresh the snow at the slightest blemish. Besides the grounds of Graceland, other locations demanded pristine, pearly-white blankets of snow, including midtown’s Carr Avenue and downtown’s Court Square. The snow on the lawns and landscaping on Carr Avenue in Central Gardens literally drew a crowd as Memphians stared agog at what they’d never before seen – snow in Memphis in the summer! To add to the surreal feel, cast and extras played their parts, sweltering in coats and earmuffs in the 100-degree heat! However, towards the end of filming, “Christmas at Graceland” took its magical snow to the heart of downtown: Court Square. According to the film’s location manager, Martin Lane, the snow-covered Court Square set was so complex, the shoot took two days of “prep” and 2 days of “wrap” – for only one day of filming. “It was harder than I ever would have imagined creating Memphis in December in July!” Lane laughed. “But what a great production – we worked hard, but we had fun, too.”

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Memphis Japan Festival

The Memphis Japan Festival featured the sights, sounds and tastes of this magical country, all at the Memphis Botanic Garden. Bonsai, the fashions of kimono dressing, martial arts on the lawn, and sumo suit wrestling were all featured during the festivities!

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Diamond Starks, T'Erra Owens, Danielle Visor & Ashton March

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Paragon Bank Annual Day of Service Paragon Bank held their annual Day of Service in partnership with Catholic Charities of West Tennessee. During the Day of Service, the Paragon team assembled 1,000 food bags and 1,000 hygiene bags for the homeless in our community. The event was an abundant success and will help serve many in need.

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Down Syndrome Association Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting The Down Syndrome Association of Memphis recently relocated to Cordova, and hosted a grand opening celebration. The move doubled their space and capability to increase services for families of individuals with Down syndrome.

Abigail Huffstatler (Mrs. Mississippi International), Dyann Clark, Charlie Clark

Alexis Villarreal, Mary Carman & Daniella Malagon

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P.U.R.E. Youth Athletic Alliance Photos submitted by P.U.R.E. Youth

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ocated on three acres of land in Whitehaven is P.U.R.E. Youth Athletic Alliance (Progressing Under Restraints and Extremes), which is made up of seven of the city’s most talented teenage boy football players. Combined, this year there are more than 35 football scholarships by Division I college recruiters offered to these talented and highly-driven football players. P.U.R.E. Youth has brought these boys together, and it all came about because of a promise that Melvin Cole made to God. Melvin Cole, founder and executive director of P.U.R.E. Youth, was once these boys. He was an accomplished football player for Bowling Green State University, but an injury happened and then he went down a destructive path resulting in a 45-year jail sentence. During his time in prison, Melvin made a promise to God that if he safely made it out of jail he would do God’s good work. Amazingly, Melvin was released after only about 30 months in jail, and that is when his second chance at life began.

“These boys listen to me, because I am them, and they know if they don’t listen to me, they will soon go where I’ve been,” Melvin says. “I used to be them, and nobody helped me. So, I made a pact with God that if I got out of prison then I would commit the rest of my life to helping kids like me,” Melvin says. In 2011, Melvin opened a gym on Millbranch in Southaven called A-1 Fitness, training these high school boys physically for football and athletics. As time went on, Melvin realized these boys were excelling at athletics, namely football, but struggling with academics. The gym was successful, but he decided to shut it down and focus on training, mentoring and home schooling the boys to provide what they needed beyond the classrooms. Their parents were very supportive. “These boys listen to me, because I am them, and they know if they don’t listen to me, they will soon go where I’ve been,” Melvin says. Memphian Tammy Golwen was volunteering at Hanley School in Orange Mound, and Sherita Darden with Hanley School introduced Tammy to Melvin, asking if she could help Melvin by tutoring the boys. Tammy and Melvin realized how behind the boys were academically and with the help of the boys’ families and retired volunteer teachers they started an accredited homeschool program for the boys. The home school program includes all subjects plus agriculture/gardening and STEM projects, “We started the home school project in 2016, and we did it as a family. It was very holistic how it came about with the volunteers and the support of the boys’ families,” Tammy says. Tammy’s husband John, a managing partner at Bass, Berry and Sims, PLLC, became a mentor to the boys, teaching them civics, history and government. Since then, John has introduced several Memphis executives and local leaders to the P.U.R.E. Youth program, including Memphis City Councilman Kemp Conrad. Kemp was seeking a way he could give hands-on service within the community, and this was a great fit. “I go to the boys’ games, we go to weekly yoga classes together at Hot Yoga Plus (a vinyasa style power flow hot class that Hot Yoga Plus offers once per week complimentary to the boys). I took the boys to Memphis In May BBQ Fest, which was an experience the boys got to enjoy that they otherwise may never have gotten to experience. I have also taken the boys bike riding at Shelby Farms, where they are

Abraham Austin, Offensive Line Football Coach for Freedom Preparatory Academy

P.U.R.E. Youth boys at Hot Yoga Plus

P.U.R.E. Youth boys with Kemp Conrad exposed to the beauty that Shelby Farms has to offer,” Kemp says. “Melvin is their ultimate mentor / coach, but we all need mentors in life, so we are working on getting them other male mentors who can share their perspectives and experiences,” Kemp says. He also notes Mayor Jim Strickland’s statistic that at an risk-youth with a mentor is 55% more likely to be enrolled in college. It is a very exciting time for P.U.R.E. Youth as these boys are being recruited by universities including Texas A&M, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Oregan, Ole Miss, Arkansas, Alabama, Tennessee, Notre Dame and Baylor. Currently, the three-plus acres of land in Whitehaven is being developed into a place that the P.U.R.E. Youth boys will thrive at athletics, academics and residentials.

These boys are being recruited by universities including Texas A&M, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Oregan, Ole Miss, Arkansas, Alabama, Tennessee, Notre Dame and Baylor. The demand is so high for teenage boys in the community to be served and mentored that Tammy and Melvin have a vision and hope that P.U.R.E. Youth is to help underserved teenage boys from Memphis with a 24-hour holistic program. “The reason for this is to get these boys to a higher education,” Tammy says. For more information on P.U.R.E. Youth Athletic Alliance, visit www.pureyouth.org.

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Four Seasons/Memory, Inc.

Guests enjoyed an afternoon of fashion, wine and cheese hosted by Kittie Kyle to celebrate the fall season and benefit Four Seasons/Memory, Inc. Babbie Lovett commentated the beautiful Kittie Kyle fashions that were modeled down the runway. Garden District was on hand with signed copies of their book “Florists to the Field” by Garden District co-owners Greg Campbell and Erick New.

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Kittie Kyle

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Billie Jean Graham, Charlene Beeson & Rita Garrigan

Babbie Lovett, Sarah & Brandon Bell

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The Kitchen: Where Function Meets Beauty

Cindy McCord Design

1289 South DuBray Place Collierville, TN 38017 901.647.0064 cindymccord.com

The kitchen has long been referred to as the heart of the home. And with the exception of the kitchen oven there is probably no with feature that gets more use than the island. Not to mention the obvious use of functionality. It’s place where friends gather, meals are prepared and rich conversation is born around the preparation of cooking or marching through homework assignments! Whether in design or decoration the island is the pivotal point in the kitchen. I love a beautiful surface and fewer rather more items on the surface. There is nothing prettier than a beautiful flower arrangement or a unique big bowl with fruit to draw the eye inward to the simplicity of an island. A classic built-in island with a contrasting finish makes for a beautiful piece of furniture in a kitchen! A beautiful quartz top is always a winner! And while your island is primarily built for food preparation, if the truth be known we all will remember our island as a place where friendships deepened or homework assignments were tackled simply helping our little one with their second grade spelling words!

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Our expert designers weigh in on what makes a beautiful, yet workable/functional kitchen for entertaining, just in time for the busy holiday season. Cheers!

Warner Moore Partner in Allyson James Design

3566 Walnut Grove Road Memphis, TN. 38111 901.281.8687 allyson@allysonjamesdesign.com In the current design mode of an open great room and kitchen, the challenge of keeping the kitchen beautiful and workable is big. No room is as multifunctional as the kitchen. This space has evolved from a strictly utilitarian room into a versatile place to prepare food, entertain guests, and share meals. When contemplating kitchen ideas there are several aspects to consider. If you are remodeling, one should consider the layout and where to place large appliances. Next comes storage. Kitchens contain lots of utensils, so store things within easy reach. Last, your room should reflect one’s personality with its decor and verve. Also for consideration is using the tried and true working triangle - a simple idea that can save time and energy. The work triangle connects the three main work areas: sink, stove and refrigerator. Generally, the distance between these areas should be no less than four feet and no more than nine feet. When considering how to integrate practicality with the decorative aspect consider the rest of your home. The design needs to blend with your established taste. The colors should flow naturally from you other public rooms. Especially if it’s an open plan. Here are some basic design ideas: In a small kitchen consider extending cabinets to the ceiling to create a vertical line and sleek look; if there are upper cabinets that are not in use consider removing them altogether to free up visual space; use a light, monochromatic color scheme; and add a mirrored backsplash to visually extend the walls. If you want more color, consider pale upper cabinets and darker lower cabinets. For a dramatic touch use a colorful patterned marble or quartzite countertop. Plan good storage, and clutter-free countertop is a must.

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LIsa Hogue

The Feathered Nest 3098 Oakleigh Manor Cove Germantown, TN 38138 901.421.8185 lisahoguedesigns@gmail.com The kitchen has become the heart of the home. Regardless of the occasion, family and friends gather in the kitchen when they visit. People are drawn to the irresistible aromas and interesting activities that take place in this room. The kitchen and the preparation of food give us a way to express love to those we care most about, a way to give of ourselves to friends and family, and a place for culinary expression. Families probably spend more time in the kitchen than any other room in the home. This room should reflect your style and simplify your life. The space should be guest friendly, functional and welcoming. Gone are the days of having separate living, cooking and dining spaces. Cooking has become a social activity and the kitchen has become the epicenter of the home. Most everyone loves getting involved in cooking, therefore, the room has become a communal space where everyone wants to spend time.

Some might be surprised to learn that I love to cook and I'm actually pretty good at it! I really do enjoy the comforts of home, whether it's just my husband and I with our dogs, my daughter with her husband and their children, or our dearest friends. Inevitably, the kitchen is always the gathering space. For me, it's all about convenience because my personal kitchen is focused on cooking and baking. However, for many of my clients, the kitchen performs and entertains. There are several ways to add such distinction. First and foremost, whoever is doing the work needs a good amount of room and a functional layout. So, consider that when designing the space. The kitchen needs a certain layout with appliances in close proximity near the sink and good prep space, also termed as "landing space". Landing space is key for those who actually cook because it allows for enough room to prepare and assemble whatever recipe is being fulfilled. However, if the kitchen is doubling as a party spot, landing space is great for festive decorations. I'm not a decorator, but I do like to add accessories when I'm designing a space. In the kitchen, I like to add a bowl of fresh, seasonal fruits or vegetables and the holidays are perfect for showcasing what Mother Nature gives us. Anything from pomegranates to gourds, to nuts seem right during this season and I love to present these looks in something from the home that a client may already have such as family silver heirloom, a child's elementary school pottery project, a mixing bowl...anything that adds personality.

A workable kitchen will incorporate an island or bar if space permits. This allows all sides to be accessed for conversation, food prep, or simply being part of the fun. Keep the island free of decor to allow for ample space for its intended purpose. Incorporate seating around the island to make everyone feel comfortable. This allows for additional dining space as well.

"The kitchen will continue to be a favorite spot in the home and is evolving into the living room." Removing walls or widening door openings to adjacent rooms can give the area an open feel. This allows the room to appear more spacious and less segregated from the rest of the home. A well-planned kitchen can increase your home’s value and is often viewed as the most important room when it comes to selling your home. An open-kitchen concept will increase appeal to potential home buyers. In summary, the kitchen will continue to be a favorite spot in the home and is evolving into the "living room". Take a look at your space and consider improvements to help make your room more inviting and "the heart of your home."

"Landing space is key for those who actually cook because it allows for enough room to prepare and assemble whatever recipe is being fulfilled. However, if the kitchen is doubling as a party spot, landing space is great for festive decorations." I think kitchens have changed so much. Now, everyone has an island and that makes it easy to prep and entertain. More traditional homes don't, but they may have an eat-in kitchen with a family table that serves as the gathering spot. I love this, too, because it is so cozy to sit around a table and enjoy food and company while gathered around. The same ideas go for the table as the island and any landing space. Keep the decor natural and placed in a vessel that says everything about those you love. The "Happy Holidays" are around the corner, and the kitchen is one of my favorite spaces in a home.

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MIFA Golden Gala

MIFA celebrated their 50th anniversary with a Golden Gala. The evening included a special announcement of MIFA’s anniversary gift to Memphis – MIFA Center for CommUNITY, an interactive website devoted to volunteer service. Since 1968, MIFA has been uniting the Memphis community through service.

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Alison Wetter, Rev.Scott Walters, Melissa Wilkinson, Rev. Amber Carswell & Adele Walters

Bruce Hopkins with Aarpi & Mark Bowman

Kynnedy Tuggle

Nicki Brooks, Davielle Hotz & Margot Hewitt

B.J. Worthy & Dr. Skip Watson

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Michael & Ashley Robilio

James Seacat, Charlie Nelson & Scott Fowler

Linda Ashmore & Terry Ray

Fara Captain & Chris Claude

Caprice Snyder, Ed Wallin & Janice Vanderhaar

Dennis & Anne Richards

David & Jackie Caffey, Megan Jones with Ashley & Cody Gross

Alexis Lynn & Caroline Borron

Soleil Lum & Leslie Drummond


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Arthritis Foundation There was a hint of the holidays in the air at Lafayette’s Music Room when supporters of the Arthritis Foundation came together to celebrate the honorees for the 2018 Jingle Bell Run. Youth Honoree Trey McDonald, 11, diagnosed with Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis, gave a speech about his 10-year journey with the disease and was the highlight of the evening. For more information, visit jbr.org/Memphis.

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Pigtails & Crewcuts Opening The cute children’s salon Pigtails & Crewcuts recently opened at Laurelwood, and to mark the occasion a festive celebration was held.

Matt Plunk, Owner Maura Parks, "Penny", Sophia McElroy & Ethan, Carter & Danny Hyche

Joel Hobson, Terry Summerlin, Trey McDonald, Dr. Jim Beaty & Bobby Smith

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Josephine Circle Luncheon

The ladies of Josephine Circle and guests attended a lovely luncheon and fashion show featuring Betty Hays Boutique to raise money for The Josephine Circle, Inc., which has provided scholarships and interest-free loans to deserving young men and women pursuing a higher education.

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Kathy Menkel & Betty Hays

Betty Hays Models - Andrea Jones, Annie Taylor, Norann McManus, Margie Smidt, Lynne Pence, Nancy Boatright, Judy Jones & Laura Taylor

Former Presidents: Brenda West, Patti Russell, Eula Horrell, Billie Jean Ratliff, Pat McCaleb

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Laura Taylor & Suzanne Stevenson

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Farm Fest

The Memphis Farmers Market hosted the 13th Annual Farm Fest and Auction, and it was a fun night to support buying local. The event is their largest annual fundraiser, and the money raised provides funds for the successful launch and promotion of the 2019 market season. For one last chance, visit the MFM Holiday Market on Saturday, December 8, 9am-1pm for locally grown eats and handmade treasures.

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Grace Pepper, Fisher Hamilton & Tabby Schmitz

Cynthia, Andrew, Bronwyn & Jackson Saatkamp

Frank Llyod, Audra Farmer, Anna Brown & Allison Williams

Felicia Suzanne & Patrick Reilly

Kim & Shawn Snipes

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Lauren Dennis, Kelli Hobbs & Mary Washington

Michael McCaffrey & Nour Haddad

Cindy & Bill Flack

Dixy Young & Isaac Ramirez

Pasha & Mike Sieband with Asya Agulnik

Frank & Laura Howell with Ben & Beth Brock

Caroline Gillard & Anne Hotze

Rebecca & Steve Dyer

Jodie & Aaron Greer


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November ushers in the season of coziness and home entertaining. Everyone is making sure their homes are party-ready, and that also includes stocking up on what to wear when guests are on the way. Our editorial takes a creative look at what fashion is this time of year when festivities are in high gear and the stylish opportunities are abundant. Parties at home can vary and the following pages explore trends just as if our fantasy hostess were out on the town dressing in a cornucopia of chic ensembles. We’ve whipped up a few good looks with the help of local retailers who are keeping all of these great items in stock right here in Memphis. So there’s no excuse - having style is always in good taste.

Thank You: Susan and Jim Walker for hosting us in their home. McKendree Walker // Photographer Christen Dye // COLORS Agency Chef Erling Jensen & Chef David Krog Tiffany Vollmer Bishop // Makeup Artist, Eden Spa Jonathan Watkins // Hair Stylist, Eden Spa

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LET IT SINK IN

Simple classics rule, and sometimes the easiest is also the most stylish.

White Oxford button down blouse and washed silk trousers; both from Sorelle Boutique. Earrings and bracelets from James Gattas Jewelers.

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Earrings from Sorelle Boutique. Shoes from The Pink Door. Dress from Oak Hall.

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Chef David Krog is a pro as our hostess learns from his kitchen precision-all while wearing a fantastic outfit, of course.

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Be a cozy but couture-loving guest with pieces that radiate fashion confidence.

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TOMBOY CHIC

By now, the sneakers trend has made its mark. Glam kicks add comfort and really are pretty fantastic. Wearing them at a house party makes perfect sense, especially when paired with a glittery top and well-fitted pants.

Sneakers from Joseph. Earrings from James Gattas Jewelers. Top and pants from Betty Hays Boutique.

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Dress and earrings from The Pink Door. Necklace from Betty Hays Boutique. Sandals from Joseph.

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BAR HOPPING

If you're going to sit on the bar, you may as well look like you own the place. Being fancy is easy with this knock-out cocktail dress and stunning jewelry. Nobody will tell you to get off the bar if you're looking this good.

Bracelet and ring, both by Saundra Messinger. Earrings by Myrna Halpern. All jewelry and dress from Kittie Kyle.

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‘Tis the season for all that glitters, and thankfully Memphis retailers have plenty on hand to keep you shimmering day and night. Cheers!

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The fall is a zenith of activity for performing and visual arts. I delight in the opportunity to share this list with you each month (thank you 4Memphis!), and I hope that you get some pleasure from seeing the listings and hopefully attending. I am not a trained art critic or professional art dealer and certainly not a musician (even though I own instruments and occasionally try); what I am, and hope that you are, is an interested observer and enthusiastic supporter of our local art’s community. That leads me to this: the holidays are just around

the corner and the stress of picking out just the right gift should not be discouraging. Consider giving a membership to one of our museums or a pair of tickets to an upcoming performance (or season subscription) and every time the recipient sets foot in that museum or performance venue for the next year, they are reminded of your thoughtfulness and generosity. That gift both honors the recipient and supports an art organization – making two-for-one holiday magic! - Ken Hall

Leslie Barron In the Woods 24" x 24" Acrylic/mm/panel

NOVEMBER ART EVENTS

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Indie Memphis Film Festival

A superbly-curated and well-organized festival that will appeal to film buffs and casual movie fans, several screenings with guests – actors, directors, writers – in attendance to make remarks. For full schedule of locations and times, visit indiememphis.com. Through November 5th

Lee Anderson Barnett art opening 20Twelve, 6pm

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Lady Portraits-Balance art by Leslie Barron

Copland’s Fanfare for the Common Man

Memphis College of Art, 6pm

Awakening art by Sydney Gruber

GPAC, 8pm

Memphis Symphony, Cannon Center, GPAC, 7:30/2:30pm, through November 11th

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The Land Excavations at Lechaion Harbor

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Peter Pan

DCI Gallery, 776 Brookhaven Circle, 6-8:30pm

The Mousetrap

Germantown Community Theater, 8pm

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

Memphis Heritage, 7pm

Albert Herring

University of Memphis Opera, Harris Auditorium, 11/16 7:30pm, 11/18 3:00pm Composed by Benjamin Britten in the mid-1940s, this is a rare opportunity to see this chamber opera performance.

Ukraine’s Kurbasy

Buckman Performing Arts Center, 8pm

Bartlett Performing Arts Center, 2:30pm

The Ceruti Quartet

Brass Door, 5pm

Five Seasons film screening

Memphis Botanic Garden, 6pm The life and work of landscape designer Piet Oudolf.

Artspace Lofts grand opening 138 St. Paul, 4pm

Apprentice group show opening Metal Museum, 5:30pm ,

Tracking Happiness signing & talk by author Ellen Morris Prewitt Novel, 6pm

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University of Memphis – Harris Auditorium, 7:30pm What can you turn a door into? Several area artists and crafters push their creative thinking to new heights for this annual event.

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Playhouse on the Square, through December 30th

Crosstown, 430 N. Cleveland, 6-9pm A group show by University of Memphis sculpture students.

Adapt-A-Door

Pinocchio

Rhodes College – Blount Auditorium, 6pm Dr. Paul Scotton discusses the first three years of his archeological work at the site of ancient Corinth’s primary harbor.

R&D art opening

Theatre Memphis Next Stage, through November 17th

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GPAC, 5:30-7:30pm

Ellis Marsalis Quintet

Breathless art by Jean Holmgren

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Magellan’s Medicine art by Dr. Malini Gupta

St. George’s Art Show & Sale

L Ross Gallery, 6-8pm, through November 24th

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Youth Ballet Memphis, through November 11th

Jill Samuels art opening

1889 Wolf River Blvd., through November 3rd

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Perspectives

Infinitus string trio Halloran Centre, 10am

Wade in the Water concert

Christian Brothers University, 7:30pm

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Junie B. Jones is Not A Crook

Circuit Playhouse, through December 23rd

Les Miserables

Orpheum Theatre, through December 2nd

As You Like It

Tennessee Shakespeare Company, 7950 Trinity Rd., through December 16th

Understory art by Maysey Craddock

David Lusk Gallery, 6-8pm, through December 22nd


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The weekend of October 6 & 7 marked the second Mempho Fest, which is quickly becoming the new favorite on the national festival scene. Nestled amongst the trees at Shelby Farms Park, the lineup included megastars such as Janelle Monae and Post Malone along with hometown heroes of funky rock, soul, and blues. A signature upgrade to Mempho is the Super VIP Lounge, outfitted with sleek but cozy interior space and food catered by superstar chef, Karen Carrier. The lounge is perched stage left with a perfect view of the performing stars and the lush surrounding grounds, and 4Memphis had the exclusive peek inside.

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PALLAVI KHANNA, MD, FACOG, NCMP

Women have unique health care needs and issues. Sometimes we are quick to dismiss something because we don’t think it is important, or we’re simply so busy we allow it to slip into the category of “I’ll look into that later.” We have all been there. When we are busy and focused on other things, it is also very easy to accept things we’ve heard as truth. Many women go their entire lives believing myths about their health that simply are not true. When I joined Regional One Health a few years ago, I saw that there was a need for more gynecological care in our community beyond obstetrics. For example, I often see women who are menopausal, and they have been told “to just deal with it.” Society tells them their issues are normal and natural, but I can help them. It is important for women to establish a relationship with a gynecologist. Annual visits to a gynecologist are vital for all adult females to maintain their health and to separate the fact from fiction. The following are a few examples of some of the myths women believe that could affect their health.

" I often see women who are menopausal, and they have been told 'to just deal with it.' Society tells them their issues are normal and natural, but I can help them."

MYTH I don’t need a gynecologist. I’m not pregnant, so a primary care provider can meet all of my health care needs. FACT Maintaining a relationship with a primary care provider is important, but regularly seeing a gynecologist in addition is essential for women. Your gynecologist will address concerns a primary care provider may not. Gynecological visits are not only for pregnant women or to have tests such as pap smears. In addition to necessary screenings and providing counsel on reproduction health and plans, the gynecologist bridges the gap between the primary care experience and the patient’s personal questions in life. There are questions and concerns women have that they are often not comfortable discussing with their primary care provider. You can and should discuss concerns related to sexual health and hygiene with your gynecologist. We understand those issues and want to help. MYTH I can’t always remember to take my birth control pill every day, but taking a daily pill is my only option. FACT There are safe and effective options that give women freedom from a daily medication. Patients can have a hormonal implant inserted under the skin of their upper arm. There are also intrauterine devices (IUD) that may be either hormonal or non-hormonal. These devices will prevent pregnancy for 3 to 10 years depending on the type used. They also are easily removed if you wish to discontinue earlier. Talk to your gynecologist about what option is best for you.

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MYTH Going months between cycles is just normal for some women. FACT This is not normal unless it is medically induced. Menstrual regularity is important, and not having a monthly cycle could be a sign of a serious problem. It is very uncommon for women to stop having monthly cycles before the age of 40. Keep track of when your cycle starts and monitor their regularity. If you have stopped having a monthly cycle before 40, see your gynecologist for evaluation right away. While pre-menopause is a possibility, conditions such as polycystic ovarian syndrome or PCOS could also be to blame. If left untreated, PCOS can lead to serious health problems including diabetes and cancer. MYTH Hot flashes, mood changes, difficulty having sex…there is nothing I can do about these issues during menopause! FACT Many women have been told they just have to “deal with it” when it comes to symptoms associated with menopause and pre-menopause. This is simply not true. A woman going 12 months since her last cycle signals menopause. Typically, in her 40s or 50s, women have a natural decline in reproductive hormones. However, it is not all about the hormones, and checking hormone levels is not always the answer. Your gynecologist can perform tests to rule out other medical conditions that could be causing these symptoms. Whether it is caused by menopause or something else, there are treatments and medications that can help. You do not have to “just deal with it.”

Dr. Pallavi Khanna is an OB/GYN with Regional One Health. She sees women of all ages for their gynecological needs. Dr. Khanna has a special interest in menopause and recently achieved the Certified Menopause Practitioner designation from the North American Menopause Society. Dr. Khanna sees patients at Regional One Health East Campus at 6555 Quince Road, located at the Kirby exit of 385. To schedule an appointment, call 901-515-3100. Or visit RegionalOneHealth.org.


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#CULINARY

The Annual 4Memphis

CULINARY ISSUE Memphis’ finest chefs dish their seasonal favorites and share professional tips and shortcuts to make your holiday cooking easy and scrumptious!

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Owen Brennan’s

Roasted Duck Breast with Cherry Gastrique Season duck breast with salt and pepper. Heat skillet, add a little butter in pan. Once the butter has melted, place seasoned duck breast skin side down for about 8 minutes then flip and continue cooking for about 5 minutes (for medium rare). Cherry Gastrique In a pot place 6 ounces of dark cherries (pitted), 1 cup of sugar, 2 cups of red wine vinegar, and 1 sprig of rosemary. Reduce until mixture thickens enough to coat the back of a spoon. Fingerling Confit Potatoes In baking dish place 3 cloves of garlic, 1 pound of fingerling potatoes (cut in half), 2 sprigs of thyme, 1 shallot (diced) cover with 2 cups of bacon fat. Cover and bake at 400 degrees for 1 hour. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Bacon Balsamic Brussels Sprouts In a mixing bowl add 12 ounces of brussels sprouts, ¼ cup of balsamic vinegar and 8 ounces of raw bacon (diced) and toss. Place on a sheet pan and bake in oven at 425 degrees for 20 minutes or until sprouts are tender. Hot Toddy Drink (on cover) 1 ¼ ounce Buffalo Trace Bourbon 1 ounce honey Squeeze of lemon juice Top with hot water and stir Garnish with an orange peel, a lemon twist, and a cinnamon stick

Harrison Estes OWEN BRENNAN'S

"A mandolin can be your best friend! It’s a cutting tool that allows you to perfectly julienne, slice and dice vegetables. Slice slowly and use the safety guard to prevent you from cutting your fingers." November 2018

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#CULINARY South of Beale

Seared Duck Breast with Roasted Brussels Sprouts, Braised Cabbage and Blackberry Reduction Roasted Brussels Sprouts 1 pound brussels trimmed ¼ cup canola oil 3 tablespoons pure maple syrup ½ teaspoon salt 4 slices bacon chopped Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Place Brussels sprouts in a single layer in a baking dish. Drizzle with olive oil and maple syrup; toss to coat. Sprinkle with bacon; season with salt and black pepper. Roast in the preheated oven until bacon is crispy and Brussels sprouts are caramelized, 45 minutes, stirring halfway through.

Braised Cabbage 1 head napa cabbage 1 cup unsalted butter 1 teaspoon salt Brown 1 cup of butter on high heat in a saute pan. Add chopped cabbage and salt and saute until brown. Blackberry Reduction 2 quarts beef stock 2 cups red wine 1 tablespoon cinnamon 1 sprig thyme Add all of the ingredients to a pot and then reduce the liquid until sauce is sticky or coats the back of a spoon.

Anthony Fenech

SOUTH OF BEALE

“Always rest your turkey before you cut into it. Let the thickest part of the thigh hit a temperature of 175 degrees, and then let the meat rest for at least 45 minutes before you cut it. Have a thermometer handy and don’t overcook. You’ll leave your guests wondering how your turkey is so juicy “

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#CULINARY

Salud! Cooking School at Whole Foods Poplar Maple Bourbon Sweet Potatoes with Walnut Crust 6 1 3 2 3 8 1 1

pounds sweet potatoes lemon, zested and juiced tablespoons pure maple syrup tablespoons light brown sugar tablespoons bourbon tablespoons butter, at room temperature ½ teaspoons salt teaspoon white pepper

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Place the sweet potatoes on a foil-lined baking sheet and roast for 45 minutes to 1 hour, until very soft to the touch. Remove from the oven and let cool 20 minutes. When cool enough to handle, peel them by hand and put the flesh in the bowl of a mixer. Using a paddle attachment, mix in the lemon zest and juice, maple syrup and brown sugar. Place the bourbon in a small saucepan and place over high heat. Let it come just to the boil and then tilt the pan slightly towards you to set it aflame. Add to the potatoes along with the butter. Mix well. Add salt and pepper and transfer

to a 13 by 9-inch oven-safe casserole dish. (Recipe can be made to this point, cooled to room temperature, tightly covered with plastic wrap and refrigerated for up to 3 days.) Walnut Crumb Topping ½ cup all-purpose flour ¼ cup packed light brown sugar 1 teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon ground white pepper Pinch dried thyme 1/ cup chopped walnut 5 tablespoons butter, chilled and cut into bits Mix the flour, brown sugar, salt, pepper, thyme and walnuts together in a small bowl. Add the butter and work with your fingers until a crumbly mass forms.

"Use a hand or stand mixer instead of a conventional potato masher when mashing sweet potatoes. A lot of the fibrous strings from the sweet potatoes will get caught up in the beaters/paddle, leaving you with silky smooth sweet potatoes."

Bake casserole for 25-30 minutes until warmed through and walnut topping is golden brown. Serve warm.

Erling Jensen

Pan Seared Hawaiian Bass, Chantrelle Mushrooms, Roasted Parsnip Puree 10 parsnips whole ¼ pound unsalted butter Pinch salt Pinch cayenne pepper ½ cup of vegetable stock

Bri Rogers

SALUD! COOKING SCHOOL AT WHOLE FOODS POPLAR

Parsnip Puree Cut Parsnips in half lengthwise. Place skin side up in convection oven at 350 degrees for 20 minutes. Place cooked roasted parsnips in blender and start machine slowly. Add in cayenne pepper and salt to taste. Blend on high until smooth. Add in softened butter and vegetable stock. Pass through a fine sieve.

Keith Clinton & Erling Jensen ERLING JENSEN

"If you're halfway through the recipe, and it just doesn't look right, go with your gut feeling."

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#CULINARY Lucchesi’s Ravioli & Pasta Company

Italian Stuffed Chicken Breast with Wild Rice & Asparagus Tenderize breast, then season with salt, pepper, Italian seasonings, garlic powder and fresh, chopped garlic. Make stuffing with a mixture of Lucchesi’s Italian Spinach, mozzarella and ricotta chesses, eggs, alfredo sauce, and bread crumbs.

Chris Robinson

LUCCHESI'S RAVIOLI & PASTA COMPANY

"Before cooking any meats, be sure to let it get to room temperature."

Stuff breast and roll to hold mixture (tie with kitchen twine, if needed). Dip in egg wash and Italian bread crumbs. Fry to a golden brown but not completely done through; finish cooking for approximately 25 minutes in a 350 degree oven. Top with warm marinara sauce. Serve with wild rice and roasted asparagus.

Bleu Restaurant & Lounge Cranberry Black Pepper Chutney

2/3 cup chopped shallots 2 tablespoon unsalted butter 12 ounces fresh or frozen cranberries (not thawed) 1 cup sugar 2/3 cup water 2 tablespoon raspberry vinegar 1 ½ teaspoon cracked black pepper ½ teaspoon salt Cook shallots in butter in a heavy saucepan over moderate heat, stirring occasionally until golden brown. Add in remaining ingredients and simmer uncovered, stirring occasionally until berries have burst and chutney is thickened – about 20 minutes. Cool to room temperature. Chutney can be made a week in advance and held in a covered dish in the refrigerator. Serve with salmon, turkey and pork.

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Carrie Ashley, Restaurant Manager BLEU RESTAURANT & LOUNGE

"Don’t be overly ambitious: Limit your menu and stick to it; if you’re trying something new test it out ahead of time; prep vegetables, casseroles, dressing and dessert in advance."


#CULINARY

Interim

Braised Short Ribs with Sweet Potato, Haricot Vert and Cranberry Demi Braised Short Ribs Short ribs Red Wine Tomato paste Minced garlic Celery Carrots Onion Beef stock Salt Pepper Thyme

Clean excess fat off of short ribs, season with salt and pepper and sear off in hot pan, after short ribs are seared place them in a deep, oven-safe dish and use red wine to deglaze searing pan, with a whisk stir in the tomato paste into the red wine and bring to a boil. Pour the mixture over the short ribs in the deep pan, then add chopped celery, carrots, onions, a few sprigs of thyme, and cover with beef stock until the short ribs are just covered with liquid. Cover with foil and put in the oven at 300 degrees for about 2 1/2 to 3 hours. When you check the meat, it should very easily pull apart.

David Todd

INTERIM RESTAURANT & BAR

“I enjoy using fresh, local ingredients in creative ways... and I feel the ingredients and flavors should always drive the cuisine and speak for themselves.�

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#CULINARY Libro at Laurelwood

Beef Filet and Mushrooms with Cream 4 petite filets, 5-6 ounces each 3 oyster mushrooms, sliced 3 shiitake mushrooms, sliced 2 baby bella mushrooms, quartered 1/2 quart heavy cream 2 pinches salt and pepper 15-20 baby new potatoes 2 sprigs rosemary 4 tablespoons demi glace (or 2 beef bouillon cubes if demi not available) Potatoes Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Cut and rinse new potatoes, and let dry. Toss with a couple pinches of salt and pepper, and a few tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil. Place on a baking sheet, lay sprigs of rosemary on top of the potatoes. Bake for 15-20 minutes until tender but the potatoes should still have a little “bite” in the center. Mushroom Sauce In a hot saucepan, add a few tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil, and sear mushrooms until semi soft. Add cream to the mushrooms, and a few pinches of salt and pepper. Let the cream come to a strong simmer, then add demi glacé or bouillon. Stir well, and bring heat down to very low. Let the sauce reduce, while stirring occasionally, until desired thickness (anywhere from 15 minutes for a loose sauce to 30 minutes for a thick sauce) Steak Take steak out of refrigerator 15-20 minutes before cooking (if you cook a medium-rare steak straight out of the cold box, the center will be chilly when done. Never cook a cold steak) Get a pan very hot. Season steak liberally with salt and pepper (this will create a beautiful crust on your steak). Sear 2 minutes on each side, including the ends Place steak in 400 degree oven for 2 minutes for rare, 4-5 for medium rare, and 6 minutes for medium, depending on the thickness of your steak) Remove from oven and let your steak rest on a rack for 3-5 minutes. This will let all the juices in the steak evenly disperse and won’t leave you with a pool of steak juice if you were to cut it straight from the oven. To serve, slice your filet in 4-5 strips and place over the potatoes. With a small spoon, lightly place the mushrooms over the steak, then drip some of the creamy sauce over the mushrooms and steak.

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Armando Gagliano LIBRO AT LAURELWOOD

"Always remember, when cooking anything

at all, keep it simple. Buy high-quality ingredients and treat them with respect. Let your ingredients be your flavor. Spend the extra few bucks on a quality cut of meat if you are wanting to prepare a rare or mediumrare temperature steak. A lot of times, the only seasoning needed is a little kosher salt and fresh cracked black pepper. I cannot stress enough how much more important fresh cracked black pepper is compared to the powdered processed stuff."


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Java Crusted Lamb Lollipops 1 rack New Zealand lamb rack 2 tablespoons oil 4 teaspoons dark roast coffee 4 teaspoons black pepper 2 teaspoons garlic powder 1 teaspoon smoked paprika 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper 2 teaspoons kosher salt Trim lamb rack of all fat, usually racks can be found already frenched. If not, remove all fat so that the bones are exposed and clean. Slice rack in between each bone to create lollipops.

In a mixing bowl combine coffee and seasonings and mix well. Dip lollipops in seasoning mixture until both sides are coated. Set a sauté pan over high heat, and once hot add oil. Sear lollipops on each side for about a minute. This needs to be very hot so that the exterior of the lamb sears and locks in the juices and flavor. Transfer lamb to a 400 degree oven. Bake 4 to 5 minutes for a mid-rare to medium center. Serve with balsamic reduction and red pepper jelly.

’Mise en place’ is French for ‘everything in its place.’ Anytime you're in the kitchen, no matter what you are cooking, you want everything set up and ready to go before you begin. Have your pots, pans, utensils out and ready to go, and have all your ingredients measured and near by. If you have proper preparation you can practically guarantee a successful outcome for any dish you are executing.”

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Kooky Canuck Cretons Frit

1 pound ground pork 1 medium onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced ¼ teaspoon allspice Pinch of ground clove 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon pepper 1 cup milk ¼ cup dry bread crumbs

Cretons Preparation Place the ground pork, milk, onion and garlic into a large saucepan. Season with salt, pepper, cloves and allspice. Cook over medium heat for about 1 hour, then stir in the bread crumbs. Cook for 10 more minutes. Adjust seasonings to taste. Transfer to a small container and keep refrigerated. Once Cretons have been cooled, roll into small balls and then bread in flour, buttermilk, and panko bread crumbs. Deep fry until golden brown. Serve with maple mustard.

"Reverse seared ribeye steak: heavily coat with kosher salt and let sit at room temperature uncovered for at least 1 hour. Place on a baking rack over a sheet tray then place in oven at 275 degrees F. Cook to medium rare, or preferred temperature; remove and let rest for 10-15 minutes covered under foil. Once steak has rested, sear in a preheated skillet on both sides including the edges; finish with butter, coating the entire steak and serve immediately." November 2018

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he Village at Germantown is a beautifully designed retirement community esteemed for providing exceptional living amenities and a true culinary experience led by Jesse Crittendon, VP of Operations, and Chef Roel Mesta. Jesse joined The Village shortly after its opening in 2005, and knew right away that he wanted to create an experience unlike any other, and that he has done. In 2017, Jesse added Roel Mesta, a native of Naples, Florida, to his staff and together they continue to be creative and offer menu items that you won’t find just anywhere. Chef Roel is able to be as creative as he wants to be Chef Roel & Jesse Crittendon with chef specials and seasonal menu items. “I have been here two years, and I enjoy the fact that there’s no culinary boundaries- the sky’s the limit,” Chef Roel says. The menu options at The Village rival those of a five-star restaurant. A few of Chef Roel’s favorite dishes to prepare are Seared Duck Breast with Pancetta Hash and Hamachi Crudo with Ponzu. There are three dining venues at The Village giving residents, their families and guests a variety of culinary options: the Bistro is a casual experience serving fresh soups and salads, along with specialty sandwiches and entrees; The Polo Lounge features spirits and unique fare such as crab cakes and Asian ribs; and The Monarch Dining Room, hosts an upscale menu, including chateaubriand

with haricot verts, and dry pec scallops with spaghetti squash. Jesse and Chef Roal agree that lamb is always popular, whether its hazelnut crusted or pulled in a shank ragu, it’s definitely a crowd pleaser. As for the many delicious dessert options, the lemon tiramisu is a classic but favorite. With the popularity of specific menu items and the growing request for “to-go” meals, Jesse added an extensive catering menu for the residents of The Village, their families, private parties, churches, weddings, and more. With the catering option and the newly expanded auditorium and private dining room, The Village Chef Roel Mesta provides a perfect setting for weddings, receptions and private parties. “It has really caught on and is more popular than we could’ve imagined,” said Crittendon. The combination of Jesse Crittendon and Roel Mesta has given The Village at Germantown residents the dining experience of a lifetime.

LEMON TIRAMISU 2 Meyer lemons 1 cup limoncello ½ cup granulated sugar Ice 16 ounces mascarpone 1 cup powdered sugar 2 cups heavy cream 40 ladyfingers

powdered sugar. Use the whisk attachment and whip for one minute.

Zest and juice lemons. Set the zest aside and combine the juice with limoncello and granulated sugar in a medium saucepan. Bring to a simmer and cook for 5 minutes to let the sugar dissolve.

Dip the ladyfingers in the syrup, one by one and place in the bottom of a 9 x 13 baking dish in a single layer, breaking them in half if needed to make them fit.

Pour syrup into a measuring cup and add enough ice to make two cups, stir and set aside. In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine mascarpone, the zest from the lemons, and sift in the

Add in heavy cream. Whip on medium speed until mixture thickens slightly, then on high until thickened.

Top the ladyfingers with half the cream mixture, then repeat the ladyfinger layer and top with the remaining cream mixture. Cover in plastic wrap and let sit for at least 6 hours or overnight in the fridge before serving.

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Soul Food House in Tokyo:

LaTonya & David Whitaker Share Their Roots

Photos courtesy of LaTonya & David Whitaker

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raditional culinary options in Tokyo, Japan, do not typically include Southern favorites such as gumbo or country fried steak. But when a couple born and raised in the South relocate to Tokyo and open a restaurant, their heritage can’t help but impact the fare they serve. For LaTonya and David Whitaker, the Soul Food House is an opportunity to share their roots and the comfort foods of the South. LaTonya grew up in Clarksdale, Mississippi, before attending the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg. She went on to Atlanta, Georgia, to attend Mercer University McAfee School of Theology for a Master of Divinity and Counseling. “Moving to Atlanta was the best thing because I fell in love with David there,” LaTonya said. David grew up in Atlanta and attended Campbell University in North Carolina. While in seminary, LaTonya and David became close friends with a Japanese pastor and his wife. “When it was time for them to return to Japan, they invited us to Tokyo to lead a mission trip. We had never considered going to Japan, but it sounded like an amazing opportunity,” LaTonya recalled. “For that trip, we ended up bringing 25 kids and adults to Japan for two weeks.” It was on that trip the Whitakers felt called to return to Tokyo for an extended time. They did return and planned to stay for two years of mission work. “Two years turned into three. Three turned into five, then 10, and now we have been here for 13 years,” LaTonya said.

So for extra money, I decided to give teaching the cooking classes a try, and that turned out to be one of the best decisions I ever made! Unknowingly, it helped lead to the beginning of Soul Food House,” she said. While traditional Southern foods are a part of the Whitaker’s heritage, neither of them had a culinary background. “We never intended to open a restaurant. If anything, we just wanted to open a cafe to give a space and a voice to local musicians,” LaTonya said. “We just love people and want them to enjoy good food. In Japan, the image of American food is a hamburger, hotdog, and steak. America has so much more to offer to the culinary world, and we wanted to share that.” LaTonya initially thought sharing American cuisine through the cooking classes she was teaching would accomplish that desire. “But when I found out I was pregnant, all that changed!” The Whitakers were told they could not have children, but after 13 years of marriage, LaTonya became pregnant with their son, Jonas, now four. As a Southern girl, she was craving soul food when she was pregnant. “I love Japanese food but there was nothing I wanted to eat in Japan,” LaTonya laughed. “I wanted some catfish, mac and cheese, and chicken and dumplings. I wanted to eat a good steak and cheese sandwich, gumbo and so much more. I had that feeling of ‘I love it in Japan but I just need a taste of home.’ So we decided to open Soul Food House to share our love of southern comfort foods.” It was not an easy or simple journey to open the Soul Food House. With the support and kindness of investors, coupled with the grace of God, their restaurant became a reality. Since opening in August 2015, their Southern cuisine has been embraced in the bustling neighborhood of Azabu Juban, Tokyo. “The Japanese love the gumbo, chicken and waffles, hot chicken, spare ribs, anything pulled pork and even the catfish. Most Japanese are afraid to try catfish for the first time because in Japan, catfish are mainly used to tell when an earthquake is coming. Because they are bottom dwellers and not good for sushi, catfish from Japan is really not considered tasty. So when they try catfish for the first time at Soul Food House, they are very surprised and love it,” LaTonya said. David and LaTonya would like to start a culinary student exchange with the institutions in the Delta so that young people can see the possibility that exists beyond their local area, through getting a different perspective on food, community and society. What is their favorite thing about life in Tokyo, which is so far from their Southern roots? LaTonya replied, “The appreciation of what we do.” Being thankful for soul food is universal!

The first year the couple was living in Tokyo, their Japanese friends suggested they host a Thanksgiving party to share a bit of the American culture. “About 40 people came to the first party and it was an amazing time. We did this party for 10 years. Forty people grew into about 200. We invited people to just come and celebrate what they were thankful for and just eat. No money needed. After a while, half of the party we didn’t even know - friends invited their friends, and we all became a big family,” David said. Word of LaTonya’s scrumptious cooking spread, and she was asked to teach cooking classes for Niki's Kitchen World Cooking (International Cooking Class). “Originally, I thought I was too busy and said ‘no’ to the offer. Then I remembered telling my nephew he could come to Japan after he graduated, and I would pay for it.

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Earle visits with Diego Winegardner, founder of Mempho Music Festival.


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ContributOrs Mempho Music Fest

My name is Madison Grinder, and I am a Senior at Hutchison School. I’m currently the Lifestyle Editor and Social Media facilitator, and I have been a part of the 4Memphis Impact staff since the very beginning!

Memphis Murals: “I Am A Man”

My name is Mary Katherine Thomas, and I am a Senior at St. Agnes Academy. I am so thrilled to be apart of Memphis Impact and to be the Arts Editor. I am beyond honored to work on this magazine with such amazing staff members and I look forward to the future of the magazine!

EDITOR-IN-CHEIF

Langston Myers BEAUTY

Haley Clift, Editor Mary Hunter Adair Merrill Culpepper FASHION

Sports Injuries

Memphis Murals: “Nosey 42”

My name is Robert Ayotte, and I am a junior at Memphis University School. I joined the 4Memphis Impact staff last year as a Sophomore and hope to continue through Senior year.

My name is Laila Travillion, and I am a Junior at Collierville High School. I am one of the writers for Memphis Impact’s Arts Staff. I’m so grateful to be apart of Impact and love connecting with my community.

Manna House: Sanctuary for Women My name is Mary Katherine Kruczek, and I am a Senior at St. Agnes Academy. I have been on the 4Memphis staff since last year and I absolutely love 4Memphis Magazine; I am thrilled to be a part of the Impact staff!

Memphis Murals: “Girl With A Hoop”

My name is Annelise Griffin, and I am a Sophomore at St. George’s Independent School. I recently joined the 4Memphis Impact Staff, and I am so excited to be involved, serving on the Arts staff--we have so many great things planned for this next year!

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Caroline Weakley, Editor Embry Bird Hannah Hussey Shade Webb LIFESTYLE

Madison Grinder, Editor Ella Coffey Mary Katherine Kruczek Sophie Stockstill SPORTS

Memphis Murals: “Redux” My name is Ruth Ellen Berry and I am a Junior at St. Agnes. I work on the Arts staff for Impact. I am very honored to be apart of the 4Memphis Impact team.

Graphic Designer My name is Annie Leatherman, and I am a Senior at St. Mary’s. This is my second year working on the Digital Media stafff for Impact as a Graphic Designer. I am so excited for another great year working on the 4Memphis Impact team.

Ellie Weeks, Editor Robert Ayotte Jaylen Bass Kara Kane Emmaline Sheild ARTS

Mary Kate Thomas, Editor Ruth Ellen Berry Annaliese Griffin Laila Travillion DIGITAL MEDIA

Emma Yates, Editor Mary McAuley Annie Leatherman PHOTOGRAPHY

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PDS FALL BREAKAWAY: DA VINCI DAYS It’s two days before fall break in an all-boys school. Imagine the energy. Our solution to keeping boys engaged in the learning process two days before fall break is to step away from the regular routine and embrace two days of STEAM-infused learning called Fall Breakaway.

First-grader Luke is ready to test out his flotation device prototype.

This year’s Fall Breakaway was inspired by the work of Leonardo da Vinci, a man with extraordinary talents and interests. To kick off our Da Vinci Days, PDS boys were invited into da Vinci’s workshop and given a challenge: Learn as much as you can about Leonardo da Vinci and become his valued apprentices. Over the course of the two days, PDS boys explored da Vinci’s work through the lenses of a scientist, artist, mathematician, musician, engineer, and dreamer.

Leonardo the Dreamer

More than anything da Vinci dreamed of designing machines that would enable humans to fly. He was mesmerized by the flight of birds and produced over 500 designs covering the topic of flight. PDS boys dream, too. They dream of studying the principles of flight while competing in paper airplane contests! Fourth- through sixth-grade boys designed airplanes and competed in contests for speed, longest flight, and most rotations while flying. First through third grade also dreamed of flying while exploring Leonardo’s designs of the ornithopter (human flying machine) and helical air screw (precursor to the helicopter).

Chrishton and Charlie work together on their parachute design.

Leonardo the Scientist

Catapults, bridges, giant crossbows, and more! Da Vinci was proud of his engineering skills and filled page after page in his notebooks with ideas for improving on existing ideas. He designed at such a quick pace that he didn’t test out many of his ideas. That’s OK because PDS boys were happy to give several of da Vinci’s designs a try!

Daniel is shocked by his sculpting abilities!

Leonardo the Musician

While many quickly identify da Vinci as an artist or scientist, others rarely know of his musical talents. PDS boys were surprised to find out that he was a gifted musician and even spent time sketching plans for a new musical instrument, the Viola Organista. This session called for the boys to design their own musical instruments. Of course, we had access to a bit more technology than Leonardo ever had. From cardboard guitars to banana pianos, this session was LOUD!

Fifth-graders, Remon and Carter, tap out a tune on the banana piano.

Sixth-grader Sam poses as the Vitruvian Man.

Charlie and James, test their crossbow design by taking aim at the target.

Are PDS boys true Vitruvian Men? Fifth and sixth graders worked together to see if their own body measurements were in line with Leonardo’s display of ideal human proportions. As the boys worked through Vitruvius’ detailed measurements, it became clear that they still have some growing to do! First through fourth graders explored the mathematical principles of geometry and symmetry while studying Leonardo’s notebooks filled with sketches of nature, architecture, and cartography.

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Leonardo the Engineer

Did you know that da Vinci’s notebooks reveal his fascination with water and buoyancy and reveal primitive designs for life jackets and scuba gear? First through third graders took time to study these journal entries and explore materials that sink or float before designing and testing life-saving flotation devices for action figures. Fourth through sixth graders investigated Leonardo’s parachute design and considered air resistance as they launched their own eggcarrying parachutes from a second-floor gym track.

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Elliott, Phillip, Miles, and Greyson build catapults and compete for longest launch.

Many great moments took place during this year’s Fall Breakaway. The greatest moment, however, was PDS boys discovering that da Vinci’s success was not due to his genius but instead his relentless curiosity, willingness to collaborate with others, and his determination to persevere even when his plans didn’t work out quite as he had hoped. After two days of serving as Leonardo da Vinci’s apprentices, the boys celebrated the close of this year’s Da Vinci Days with a special treat, Mama D’s Italian Ice! They are already dreaming about next year’s Fall Breakaway. After all, they have learned to dream like da Vinci. >>de signe d by EMMA YATES


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Sanctuary for women

By: Mary Katherine Kruczek

Manna House This year I have been applying to colleges and many of the applications ask for both of your parents occupations. Additionally, growing up as a kid, people always asked the question “What does your mom do?” When I am forced to answer this question I struggle because according to the college applications… my mom, Kathleen, is technically unemployed. However, when I explain in person what she does it’s a very complex answer because her life is dedicated to volunteer work. When I was five years old my dad offered to buy my mom a new car for her birthday. She turned that idea down and instead said she wanted this small house on Jefferson Street in Memphis, Tennessee to serve the homeless. He was completely on board with this idea. This house is called Manna House Memphis and it is a place of hospitality for homeless men and women of the city. On Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 8-11:30 people are offered warm showers, changes of clothes, shoes, toiletries and hot coffee. My mom has always told people she dreamed of taking Manna House a step further and being able to provide shelter. She said in an interview, “I want to create a home for the mamas and babies on the streets. I’ve found with Manna House, that when you restore a little bit of dignity in people, they go on and do great things. I want to restore some of that dignity, infuse hope, give some love, and watch the women with their children soar to better places in their lives.” So, all of the regular volunteers of Manna House have kept their eyes open for the perfect place to make the dream of shelter come true. Manna House has a bank account with money saved up from various donations, so, as a team the main volunteers decided to make the dream a reality by purchasing a house. On September 18th, 2018 Kathleen and her husband Pete Gathje signed the papers and 1081 Greenlaw Ave became the property of Manna House Memphis. This house will be called the Manna House Sanctuary for Women and it needs a lot of renovation but many people of the Memphis community have already shown enthusiasm to help and support this dream come true. The Manna House Sanctuary for Women will offer Room In The Inn services exclusively for women and children. Kathleen said, “Our hope is to become emergency shelter seven nights a week. For now, our goal is two nights a week by December. In keeping with Manna House tradition, we will be an all volunteer staff. Our greatest need right now is financial support as well as manual labor to complete renovations. Feel free to check out the Manna House Memphis’ Facebook page to get in contact with us or see updates as we work!” Now you can see that yes, by technicality my mom is “unemployed” but I would argue— although I’m a little biased — that anyone who devotes all of their time and energy to volunteer work, is far from unemployed, especially my mom.

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Memphis Murals All around our city artists have taken brick walls and buildings and turned them into works of art. With each brushstroke, these murals tell the story of our city and bring Memphians together to admire the bright and colorful work. Here are a few of 4Memphis Impact’s favorite murals.

Redux OVERTON SQUARE By: Ruth Ellen Berry With its bright colors and whimsical style, Overton Square - Redux has become an iconic mural in Memphis’ Overton Square. Redux means to present something in a new way, and that is exactly what the mural does, placing a fun spin on a beloved Memphis locale. Artist, David Lynch was inspired by the unique location and its ability to attract people from all areas of Memphis when he painted the mural in 2013. The mural, intending to mimic the Overton Square experience, features several local establishments and landmarks, such as Playhouse on the Square, Boscos, and the Overton Square Chimes. Lynch added an additional four feet of masonry to the top of the building to create a one of a kind shape that resembles the Overton Square skyline. Complete with a vintage Overton Square sign, the mural perfectly portrays the area of town that all Memphians know and love.

Girl With A Hoop Willett St. By: Annelise Griffin Located on the underpass of Willett St, the memories and participants behind last year’s 2017 Paint Memphis remain to impact our city in a unique and visual form; for these pieces scattered around the city can reflect a new message, or the creator’s intellect. Reaching out to a mother that was involved in Paint Memphis, Tiffany White, I learned the intriguing background of her creation and it’s process. Mrs. White explains how her mural is intended to illustrate a young girl with a hoop around her head, as she practices the popular activity of hula hooping. The girl in the respectable presence of a few flowers also sends a separate metaphor. “I desired for this hula girl to be portrayed as symbolic for the topic of the circle of life...these flowers sprouting around her really was to emphasize the natural state of it,” explains Mrs. White. She has considered hula hooping to be a great hobby for about 5 years and believes that her desire behind the mural and its overall visual is to signify power and freedom to Memphis communities.

I AM A MAN South Main By: Mary Kate Thomas In response to the tragic death of two Memphis sanitation workers in 1968, black men who worked in the sanitation business went on strike to protest the injustices that they faced in their line of work. It was Rev. James Lawson’s proclamation that inspired the slogan “I Am A Man”; “for at the heart of racism is the idea that a man is not a man, that a person is not a person. You are human beings. You are men. You deserve dignity” stated Lawson. In 2014 Marcellous Lovelace, who describes himself as the “Afro Urban Indigenous Folk Artist”, modernized the 1968 photography by Richard L. Copley. The “I Am A Man” mural designed by Lovelace embodies the fight and struggle for equality that took place in Memphis during the Civil Rights movement. The mural was installed at South Main in Downtown Memphis by local artist BLK75 and has become an icon and a memorial to those who paved the way for equality.

Nosey 42 Wisacre By: Laila Travillion This eccentric, eye-catching mural by Brandon Gaia Marshall aka “nosey42” is definitely a convivial site for any devoted Memphian. The artist specializes in street art and graffiti paintings and has traveled across the country to reveal his undeniable talent. One of his most recent paintings of 2018, features the many legendary rappers of Memphis painted on the side of a shipping container located in front of WISEACRE. By capturing the soul, and cultural essence of Memphis, he aims to create a positive impact by instilling individuality and self-expression throughout the community

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Mempho music fest By: Madison Grinder & Ella Coffey

This year, Shelby Farms hosted the second annual Mempho

Partnering with the producers of Mempho has allowed

Music Festival on October 6th and 7th. For years, Shelby Farms Park Conservancy has been dedicated to creating

Shelby Farms to bring in more visitors and introduce people from all around the country to one of America’s greatest

an engaging, sustainable, and active environment for the people of Memphis. As the park continues to change and

urban parks. With partners such as Mempho, Shelby Farms is able to attract a larger group of people to the park and

expand over the years, partners, such as Mempho, contribute immensely to the growth and development of the park. Additionally, Shelby Farm’s partnership with Mempho

encourage more people, in and outside of Memphis, to understand the role that urban parks serve in the community. Going forward, Shelby Farms hopes to sustain their

has allowed the Conservancy to highlight the importance

partnership with Mempho as they continue to foster a

of sustainability in Memphis. For example, the festival encouraged the use of reusable water bottles. The vendors

space that encourages fun and civic engagement with the environment. The Conservancy’s hope is that Shelby Farms

did not sell plastic water bottles while the park provided watering stations instead. Small contributions such as these

will continue to be a place that illuminates the vibrancy of Memphis for the greater good of the public, and, with the

set an example for other festivals and events across the country toward maintaining an eco-friendly relationship with the environment.

help of partners like Mempho the sky is the limit.

From 1929 until 1964, Shelby Farms operated as a penal farm through the Shelby County Government. After the city began to realize the potential of the land, Shelby Farms was opened for recreational purposes in the 1970s; however, it wasn’t until 2007 that the park partnered with public and private non-profit organizations to achieve the dream of an urban park like no other. Years later, Shelby Farms is continuing to flourish and develop. The Shelby Farms Park Conservancy currently stands as a nonprofit that oversees the park and greenline through a private-public partnership with the Government of Shelby County. From enlightening nature trails to state-of-the-art playgrounds, the park offers numerous activities and events for the public to take advantage of. New instalments and upgrades are put in place on the park’s 4,500 acres each year to maintain a modern and upbeat persona. >>de signe d by MARY GRACE MCAULEY

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Sports Injuries By: Robert Ayotte

The door opened and Stephen Christenbury shuffled in. One look at his misshapen saunter was enough to recognize the severity of the injury. One of his legs was covered from thigh to ankle in a stiff cast, forcing the MUS senior to shuffle awkwardly across the room as if he had an ancient wooden prosthetic. He cautiously lowered himself into a seat, careful to keep his leg from bending. Christenbury, an offensive tackle on the MUS line, was in a football game last month when another player collided into the side of his knee. His leg buckled inward. “I heard and felt it pop so I knew right there that I tore something,” Christenbury said. Having spent almost a month already in the leg brace, physical therapy is still needed before he rejoin his teammates back onto the field. For many high-school students, coping with various injuries is routine when participating in athletics, as almost one million athletes check into the emergency room each year. For others, however, sustaining an injury grants them newfound appreciation and love for their sport — a certain realization that only comes with the sport’s vanishing right before their eyes. All it takes is one wrong step, one awkward landing, one hard collide, and an entire year is changed. Having played football all his life, Stephen has grown accustomed to the afternoon practices and Friday night games as if they were part of his lifestyle. The sudden departure of the sport from his life was almost like a part his identity was stripped away as well. “When you’re younger, it’s almost like a vacation from sports when you are injured, but being a senior, I really want to be out there since I’m running out of time,” he said. “Time is precious when you don’t have a lot of it.”

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game despite the pain. A visit with the trainer and one MRI later, it was revealed that he had a severe neck injury — one that would keep him separated from CBHS’s Tom Nix Stadium forever. “I won’t ever be able to play football again,” said Darnell. “I had to accept that it was all over and I had to walk away.” At the drop of a hat, practices that once seemed routine and repetitive suddenly became nostalgic. Seasons that players so desperately wished to end suddenly became cherished. Despite the injury, his involvement in football is far from over. Remaining an active participant in athletics while injured is important — as is adapting to new circumstances. “Cheering on my team from the sidelines is the thing that helps me the most because it makes me feel like I am still on the team even though I can’t play,” he said. “It’s nice to know I can still be useful coaching and leading the younger guys without being on the field.” Suddenly being denied access to an activity so ordinary and commonplace leaves many students with an empty void in their lifestyle and identity, gaining new appreciation and love for a sport they’ve taken for granted their entire lives. Many end up feeling incomplete or unsatisfied once something so essential and important is abruptly ripped from their daily routine.

of soccer with some of the most amazing girls that I have grown up with my whole life,” she said. “The hardest part is watching the game and not being able to play and make an impact.” Luckily, Micaela is expected to recover and continue her athletic career at the University of Mississippi, where the coaches and staff are eager to help her on the road to recovery. After an opening kickoff, it’s not long before cheers erupt, before friends roar with excitement as their team puts the night’s first numbers up onto the empty scoreboard, before more hoops and hollers echo over the field to the opposing side. And before the cheers quickly die in awkward confusion and a mournful silence takes its place throughout the stands, as eyes rest on a player lying motionless on the thirty yard line. Severe injuries are becoming increasingly more common in high-school athletics. Many athletes’ careers are ending prematurely, and countless seniors are forced to watch their team from the sidelines. It isn’t until an activity so routine and conventional as sports — something that so many take for granted — is stripped away when athletes realize a piece of their own identity has been taken as well.

Suffering an injury as a senior is especially traumatizing, as their entire athletic journey screeches to a halt a year too early with no warning whatsoever. Micaela Dusseault, a senior at Hutchison, was in the middle of a soccer game when she collided with another girl as they both dove for the ball. The force of the hit pushed her knee inward. “They thought the injury was just my MCL at first, so I was rehabbing for an MCL injury for two months,” Micaela said. “then I finally got an MRI and it turned out to be a total ACL tear.” With a recovery range of six to nine months, Micaela is expected to miss the entire rest of her senior year. “The hardest part is not getting to play my senior year >>de signe d by ANNIE LEATHERMAN


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