Author: Shoshana Cenker

Inspiring People: Meggan Wurzburg Kiel Runs for Memphis City Council, District 5

A local member of the Jewish community has her sights set on public service. Meggan Wurzburg Kiel is proudly running as a candidate for Memphis City Council, District 5. After graduating from Duke University with degrees in Political Science and French, Meggan started her career in Boston at the international headquarters of Facing History and Ourselves. She then earned her master’s in education from UMass-Boston, as a member of the first cohort of the Boston Teacher Residency. “But my goal was always to return home to Memphis, where I wanted to raise my children and make a deep impact...

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Pampered Pup

The Lowell family’s fur baby, Lily, is living the good life. Parents, Ari and Shana, and kids Gavi, Ilan and Nadav, dote on her all day every day. “Her proper, full name is Liliana von Barkenshnousen,” explained Ari. “But everyone calls her, Lily, pronounced lee-lee.” So, what you need to know is that Ari jokingly (and hilariously) trash talks this sweet pup, but he’s the one who loves on her the most. In fact, they share a special bond – Ari holds Lily over his shoulder, rocking back and forth like she’s a baby, singing her songs he made...

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