Vol. 2, Issue 1 January 2020 KEEPING YOU UP-TO-DATE MONTHLY WITH THE LATEST DEVELOPMENTS IN SHELBY COUNTY, TN i LoveShe l b yCoun ty . com LETTER FROM THE EDITOR By Yvonne D. Nelson, Ph.D., CNC NEWSCENE WISHES YOU A HAPPY PERFECT VISION YEAR! As this new year begins, let us all begin to build upon our past efforts while remaining steadfast and on the right path to achieving all that we can grasp over the next 12 months. This 20/20 year is our opportunity to see through the shrouds that used to surround us. Remove every obscurity from our paths. Give us the knowledge to understand and the ability to clearly see what normal visual acuity allows us to see. Enlighten our every move! Please remember to follow us and to subscribe online at iLoveShelbyCounty.com. For those of you who prefer hard copies, thanks for your subscriptions. Subscribe to our printed editions online for $84/year, $42/bi-annually, or purchase a single copy for the low cost of $7/month. You can call us at 901-300-0250, subscribe and/or pay online, or make your check made payable to DI’MANS, Inc. We are always looking forward to getting your emails at NEWSCENEShelbyCo@gmail.com. We can also be contacted by mail at DI’MANS, Inc. dba NEWSCENE, I Love Shelby County.com, P.O. Box 9146, Memphis, TN 38190-0146. HAPPY 2020! Now let’s do this! Thank you, BRINGING IN THE NEW YEAR THE CHILDREN’S MUSEUM of MEMPHIS WAY Story and Pictures by Dr. Yvonne D. Nelson Not long after I relocated to the mid-south with my then 8-month-old son in 1986, I discovered the Children’s Museum of Memphis (CMOM), 2525 Central Avenue, Memphis, TN 38104. CMOM, a nonprofit organization founded in 1987 “focusing on children’s development through exhibits and programs designed to support early learning,” was our favorite destination for fun in those early years. As my family grew, I returned to being a member again with my daughter, and I have and continue to occasionally take other children to visit CMOM just so they too can experience learning in a fun and entertaining atmosphere. CMOM has expanded in both size and through new and enhanced exhibits over the years making every visit as exciting as my first one. I love CMOM! I returned to CMOM on Saturday, December 28, 2019, for their “2020 New Year’s @ Noon” celebration. Coordinated by CMOM Director of Education, Avis Robinson, the event featured glowing face painting by professional face painter Continued on Page 11

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