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Q. I have several old computers in my garage that are just taking up space. Before I send them to the recycler, I wonder if there is anything useful I could do with them.

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The exhibition, “Illuminating the Word: The Saint John’s Bible,’’ will be at the Dixon Gallery and Gardens Oct. 11-Jan. 10. The Bible is a visual record of a new generation’s perception and artistic interpretation of an age-old document.

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En Plein Air painting: Every Sun. through Oct. 25. Participants are invited to bring their supplies and create work inspired by the autumnal scenery at the Memphis Botanic Garden. No charge except garden admission. For more info Email gina.harris@memphisbotanicgarden.com

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Beale Street may be the most famous street in Memphis history but Poplar Avenue has also done much to shape the destiny of the Bluff City by providing a transportation corridor connecting Memphis to rural Shelby County and beyond.

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Oct. 1 : The yellow fever epidemic altered the history of Memphis. In the1870s the city was stalked by what was called “the Yellow Death.” Also, the show will take a look at how music enhances our lives with Creative Aging, a non-profit organization. The organization brings the arts to the s…

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Pickleball started in the 1960s as a backyard game for children, but has had a 650 percent increase in numbers over the last seven years, according to USA Pickleball Association (USAPA). 

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The Orpheum Theatre Group said a mini-golf course consisting of nine Broadway-themed putting greens has taken over the empty historic stage.

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Despite the changes caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, there’s still plenty of fun to be had. In fact, seeking out fun activities may be even more important now. Doing something you enjoy can distract you from problems and help you cope with life’s challenges.

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WKNO-TV’s half-hour magazine-style series called “The Best Times” will premiere its 9th season Thursday, Sept. 10 at 7:30 p.m. on WKNO Channel 10.

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Q. I can’t print from my laptop computer. When I checked if my HP5255 was connected, I found a printer email address that ended with @hpprint.com. I also do not understand why that address is different than my regular email address.

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Memphian named Mary Yerger Raymond who wrote a series of romance novels published in the Memphis Press-Scimitar newspaper.

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Throughout much of its history Memphis has played a major role in the production of food for the United States and the world.

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The COVID-19 pandemic has forced venues to cancel or alter performance schedules for the season. Below are the schedules available to The Best Times at press time. Check with box offices for further changes and information.

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A “Jackson press” is a unique terminology to antique Tennessee furniture. About the time of Andrew Jackson’s first term as president, 1829-1833 and in honor of him, local cabinet makers began making the “Jackson press.”

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Singer Kate Smith expressed the feeling of people across America when her noontime talk radio show came on the air from New York 76 years ago on June 6, 1944,

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On Feb. 15, 1936, Memphian J. Garland Ogden walked into the YMCA building in Shanghai, China, and joined a card game. As he held his pasteboards and watched the other players, Ogden suddenly found himself in a world of trouble. Agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation rousted the play…

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WKNO-TV’s half-hour magazine-style series called ‘’The Best Times” features segments on the health, finance, and lifestyles of Mid-Southerners over 50, based on and produced in cooperation with this monthly publication of the same name, The Best Times.

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Dinosaurs: Now – July 5, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Last admission is at 5 p.m. at the Memphis Zoo. $4 members / $5 nonmembers Children 23 months and under free.

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Using a unique way to audition for stage productions because of the COVID-19, Theatre Memphis invited audio and video submissions via the internet to select its cast for the opening musical for the 100th anniversary season, “Hello, Dolly!.”

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“The Best Times” on WKNO/Channel 10 is the series that takes a look at life after 50. Check out the episode topics for this month:

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When Memphians living in the 1930s turned their radio dials to WHBQ at 9 on Wednesday nights, they heard the “Italian Serenaders” program hosted by Sophia Grilli.

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As public gatherings continue to be cancelled or postponed indefinitely, we are including a partial list of “virtual” events you may attend online.

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Dear Old Man: Our mother loved pretty things and was very giving to her children. My sister and I received as a wedding present Herend China Queen Victoria service for eight. We are wondering about its value and if it is still collectible. The grandchildren (my children) and my sister’s don’…

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In Roy Rogers movies and TV shows, the horse you often saw instead of the original Trigger was a little publicized horse called Little Trigger.

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The history of a community is often influenced by extreme weather conditions. This was true of Memphis in the summer of 1980 when a severe heat wave killed many of its citizens and strained the resources of city and county government.

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Q. I was tempted by an app on the Microsoft App Store but stopped when I saw the permission list: “Access all your files, peripheral devices, apps, programs, and registry.” Do I have to let them breach my security?

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Daffodil Show: Sat., March 21, 2-5 p.m. and Sun., March 22, 1-4 p.m. Dixon Gallery & Gardens Winegardner Auditorium. The annual Mid-South Daffodil Society show. Entries of daffodils and photographs of daffodils will be received Fri., March 20, 12-4 p.m. and Sat., March 21, 8-9:30 a.m. Br…

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There is a saying among anglers about prime fishing weather. It goes something like – The best fishing weather is the weather anytime you can go.

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On the sunny afternoon of April 14, 1955, David Norris and Cornelius Hopps left their African American school and headed home. Around the same time, two white teenagers, David Denton and Perry Wallis, were riding bicycles when they spotted a big stick floating in a drainage basin at the inte…

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Spring festival season will be here before we know it, and 2020 brings several new events for the foodies among us to enjoy. Here’s an overview of food- and drinkbased festivals and events to look forward to this spring and early summer in Memphis.

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WKNO-TV’s half-hour magazine-style series called “The Best Times” features segments on the health, finance and lifestyles of Mid-Southerners over 50, based on and produced in cooperation with this monthly publication of the same name, The Best Times. The program is sponsored by The Plough Fo…

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Have you ever stood in line for a drink at the northeast lobby bar and noticed people walking behind the bar at intermission? Perhaps you wondered where they were going? Or perhaps you have noticed the door at the corner of Main and Beale that is labeled Broadway Club, and thought, "What's that?"

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The Memphis Jewish Community Center presents the International Jewish Film Festival: now through Feb. 25. All films are $7 for community and $5 for MJCC members, unless otherwise noted. Series passes are $55 for MJCC members and $80 for community and include the “Short Stories, Small Bites, …

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As the United States records its highest single day total for new Covid-19 cases, infectious disease expert Michael Osterholm warns that the country will see some of the darkest days in its history until a vaccine is made widely available.

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A volunteer taking part in Brazil's trial of AstraZeneca's experimental coronavirus vaccine has died, according to the Brazilian health agency. CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta reports.

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By: National Lifestyle Content Desk October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, an annual campaign to raise awareness of the disease. To help learn more, this week’s Q&A is with Dr. Heather Richardson from Bedford Breast Center in Beverly Hills, California. Q: What do you want...

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From coffee that smells like burning tires, to garlic that smells like garbage, a growing number of people who contracted Covid-19 are reporting foul smells and tastes after getting sick.

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By: National Lifestyle Content Desk October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, an annual campaign to raise awareness of the disease. To help learn more, this week’s Q&A is with Dr. Heather Richardson from Bedford Breast Center in Beverly Hills, California. Q: What do you want...

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The number of people in Wyoming who were being hospitalized for COVID-19 treatment rose to 73 on Monday, a higher total than at any previous point in the pandemic.