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Sunset Hills is known for their Christmas decorations and Kirkwood is the Greensboro neighborhood most associated with the Fourth of July. The neighborhood festivities take place on, you guessed it, Independence Road. Independence, featured in the above photo, stretches all the way from Lawndale Drive to Colonial Avenue, parallel to and halfway between Cone Boulevard and Cornwallis Drive. It may only be seven blocks long, but it seems like miles and miles of Fourth of July fun. There were over 100 entries in the annual parade. This year was the 71st, as the first parade was held in 1949. Residents... Continue reading
Posted 2 hours ago at Greensboro Daily Photo
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Sanctuary Deliverance Church Of The Living Word is located at 3631 Summit Avenue in Greensboro. That location is really getting pretty far north of the city. The church sign above has a very powerful message, "Appreciate today because tomorrow is not a promise"! As we learned from their website, the church was formed in 1982. Vander D. Purcell Sr., and Vander D. Purcell, Jr. are the pastors. They meet at 9am on Sunday and are taking every precaution to keep COVID at bay. If you are interested in becoming d disciple through the word of Sanctuary Deliverance Church may be... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Greensboro Daily Photo
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The above photo was taken at the golf course at the Greensboro Country Club at their farm course. The land the course is built on was once part of the Carlson Farm and is now a golf course. Many people will be playing golf today. Last year on the Fourth of July, it seemed as if almost everyone in Greensboro was downtown for Fun Fourth. There was so much to do downtown, especially on Elm Street. Jack and Liz Grimes were even performing weddings. This year, plans will need to be very different as so much has been cancelled. it... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Greensboro Daily Photo
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This alley is a little taste of Europe right here off of South Elm Street. The combination of the bricks, plants, benches, lights, gates, and those fabulous awnings make this space so cozy. Those features, combined with the fact that the alley is narrow and off the beaten path, really contribute to the feel of Europe. The alley is located between a bakery, spa, and clothing store, and just north of Washington Street. The names of these businesses and the owners may have changed over the past decade, but great products and services continue to be available. During these times,... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Greensboro Daily Photo
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Scuppernong Books in downtown Greensboro is hosting a year-long reading series of contemporary fiction in translation from around the globe. The discussions are held the first July of each month. We are a day late in telling you about the July meeting, which snuck up on us and was held last night (see description, here). They met via Zoom and discussed a book from Israel/Palestine. But, it isn't too late to get the book for the August session. it will be from Morocco and is entitled, "The Butcher of Casablanca" by Abdellah Hadouchi. If you call Scuppernong, they will order... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Greensboro Daily Photo
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It is peach season in North Carolina. Every summer from June - September, with July being peak, some type of peach is available in North Carolina. While they are grown south of Greensboro, in the Sandhills, we have access to great peaches at a great price. The above photo features the peach display at the Harris Teeter at Friendly Center. The beautiful display is front row and center when you enter the building. And, just look at those peach-colored balloons. Common peach varieties in North Carolina are Biscoe, Candor, Carolina Belle, Derby, and Norman. According to the NC State extension... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Greensboro Daily Photo
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Percy Street is located in the Dunleath Neighborhood of Greensboro (Formerly the Aycock Historic District). It is just off of Yanceyville Street and North of the Greensboro Farmers Curb Market. The homes a mixture of Victorian and bungalow styles are well maintained and really reflect the personality of the owner. The above home, with its generous front porch with a rocking chair and porch swing, arbor, wind chimes, and lush plantings are a good example of the warm and inviting atmosphere of the street. The pink, blue, and purple paint make this home a standout. The home has changed so... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Greensboro Daily Photo
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Today's post features the State of the Art Engineering, Research, and Innovation Complex (ERIC) at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University (NCA&T). The four-story building is being constructed at the corner of North Dudley and East Market streets. You may recall that the Hayes-Taylor YMCA was located on this site. The 130,000 sq. ft., 90-million dollar facility will have a positive impact not only on Greensboro, but also on the entire state and region. Imagine the impact on the economy with not only the new jobs, but also with the dotting-edge discoveries and all of the innovation that will... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Greensboro Daily Photo
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Today's photo is of Bethel Baptist Church at 2230 Lees Chapel Road. Lee's Chapel is located on the eastern side of Greensboro and actually turns into Pisgah Church Road as it gets closer to Elm Street. Bethel Baptist has the architecture of so many churches. Brick veneer, A-line roof in the front, and white steeple with a cross on top. It was built in 1953 on almost an acre of land. It is possible the congregation pre-dates the building of the church. Unfortunately, they don't have a history on their website. If you have more information the church, please share... Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2020 at Greensboro Daily Photo
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Yesterday, we featured hydrangeas; today, we're sharing a photo of a backyard sunflower. Sunflowers are blooming brightly in Greensboro now. They are easy to grow and can be squeezed into just about any patch of soil, as long as it gets full sun. Our sunflower, while far from perfect, volunteered on the edge of our garden and is bringing us great joy. It is about 8' tall and has a 90º chunk that doesn't seem to want to grow, but we love it anyway. In 2007, Jerry Wolford, reporting in the News & Record, featured a Forest Oaks resident who... Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2020 at Greensboro Daily Photo
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Today, we continue with the garden theme and Greensboro has some beautiful gardens. The above hydrangea is a luscious pink that isn't seen as often as the blue/purple ones. Some hydrangea are developed for color, some are very susceptible to soil acidity, with the pinks liking a more alkaline soil. We don't know the backstory of this bush, but we do know that in Sunset Hills alone, several different colors are represented. Two very visible bushes, of different colors can be found on Paisley Street, downtown, behind our now-gone Smith Street Diner. Did you know there is a Hydrangea Court... Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2020 at Greensboro Daily Photo
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Meeting up with people to interview during the time of COVID is not easy. However, yesterday, we had a chance to visit Allen Tomlinson who was busy tending his garden. In the above photo, Allen is next to his bee balm. Allen lives in the north end of Kirkwood on Lafayette Street- in a house he purchased about three years ago. Allen has always loved gardening and finds a way to bring plants into his life whether in an apartment or house. His dream is to someday have a lot of land so that he can do even more gardening.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2020 at Greensboro Daily Photo
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Reading a good book is such a good way to spend time over the summer. McKay's Used Books, formerly Edward McKay's, is open from 10 am- 8pm. If you do not want to come in, they are offering themed bundles curbside. How fun! Wonder what they would say if you were really creative in your request. The Battleground Avenue location offers over 10,000 sq. feet filled with books, DVDs, books on tape, video games, action figures, and more. Their Facebook page is a lot of fun. This vista from Mill Street just seemed to jump out at us. The stark,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2020 at Greensboro Daily Photo
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Today's post is prompted by the above post card of the Manor Motel. The motel was located at 1045 West Market Street, across from the State Employees Credit Union at Tate Street. According to the post card, Manor Motel was a quiet and restful room with TV, telephone, tile baths, room controlled air-conditioning, heat, and a swimming and wading pool. It was owned and managed by Mr. and Mrs. S.T. Dickinson. Mrs. Dickinson was a teacher in the Greensboro City Schools and at Smith High School when Smith High opened. On p. 105 of her book "Greensboro," Gayle Hicks Fripp,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2020 at Greensboro Daily Photo
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If you ever drive on North Summit Avenue, you've likely seen the Clark, Farm, Lawn, & Garden building. Located at 4210 Summit, the building stretches for what appears to be a city block. Clark opened in 1945, making it 75 years old. Summertime is the time to do yard work and Clark is one of those places that can help you with any type of equipment you would need to make your lawn and garden beautiful. They also service the equipment as needed, too. It is so wonderful to know this locally owned business has been in Greensboro for over... Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2020 at Greensboro Daily Photo
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Lee's Chapel United Methodist Church is located on Lee's Chapel. The church was established in 1824 and is quickly approaching its 200th birthday! This church has so much history and has done so much for their church community. The building is a simple rectangular structure, but the stained glass windows absolutely make the sanctuary glow. There is also a large fellowship hall and several Sunday school classrooms. Outside, the property itself it so beautiful. As seen in the above photo, the lot has several mature oak trees. Beyond the church is a large cemetery. There is also an area for... Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2020 at Greensboro Daily Photo
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Have you ever eaten at Frosty's BBQ at 4836 Summit Avenue in Greensboro? This restaurant is the epitome of Americana of yesteryear; no frills, just delicious country cooking at reasonable prices. Currently, Frosty's is only available for takeout. But, if you want a good fried fish sandwich or some fresh BBQ, you can order it and find a place to go to enjoy it. They also serve breakfast and have daily specials. Frosty's is owned by Dale and Linda Simmons, who must be morning people because their hours are 6:30 am- 2:00 p.m. When this photo was taken at about... Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2020 at Greensboro Daily Photo
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The above photo was taken this past Thursday at the soccer fields at Proehlific Park at Jessup Grove Road. The young athletes seemed extremely excited to be back out on the fields. Soccer is a no-contact sport and mainly the goalie is supposed to touch the ball, and they wear gloves. In July, the Guilford County Schools will allow sports workouts to resume. So, slowly, people are starting to play sports again and it sure looks fun. Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2020 at Greensboro Daily Photo
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I-40 is the east/west interstate that cuts through the entire state of North Carolina. The first section of I-40 opened in 1957 and was a section between Greensboro and Kernersville. While the highway can get backed up at times, it is a little bit of a badge of honor that Greensboro was where it started. Now, it is 423.6 miles in North Carolina. The above photo shows I-40 east at the juncture where one can access 73, 421, 85, 73, and 840. As seen in the above photo, the interstates still aren't that busy yet. So, if you need to... Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2020 at Greensboro Daily Photo
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This beautiful thornless blackberry bush is located in front of Butler Lighting on North Church Street in Greensboro. This is such a fine example of planting edibles. The bushes line the sidewalk as you approach the main entrance to the lighting store. The bushes have examples of blackberries at every stage of development from blossoms to ripe blackberries. The more edibles we plant, the happier the birds and other wildlife will be, and, humans can also share the bounty. On the overcast rainy day, the bushes were such a bright welcome We should also add, that when we went inside... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2020 at Greensboro Daily Photo
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The Class of 2020, throughout Greensboro, their parents, teachers, and administrators have done a beautiful job of helping their respective graduates feel special and celebrate their graduation, in spite of being in the middle of a pandemic. Today's photo features the cooler at Delicious, the bakery located at the corner of Pisgah Church Road and Lawndale.It is filled with lots of special cakes. The cake in the middle is for a Western Guilford High graduate, the graduation cake to the left is for an individual student. Cakes always have a way of making people feel special and the ones at... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2020 at Greensboro Daily Photo
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About 8 years ago (in 2012), the Community Theatre of Greensboro entered a lease to purchase plan and moved from the Cultural Arts Center on Davie Street to the 500 block of South Elm Street. According to their website, CTG is the oldest arts organization in Guilford County. It was founded in 1949 and for over 70 years, has been giving community members an opportunity to learn to perform on stage and to do all of the many tasks involved in bringing good theatre to a community. While they haven't resumed face-to-face production yet, CTG is doing some very creative... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2020 at Greensboro Daily Photo
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Burnett's Chapel United Methodist Church is one of the southernmost churches in the Greensboro/Guilford County area. It is located on Burnett's Chapel Road at Old Randelman Road. The building has the traditional look of a southern church. As seen in the photo, it is brick, with stained glass windows and a white steeple. What is not obvious form this photo is that they are getting a new pastor; and, the pastor is a woman! Today, from 2-4 pm will be a drive through meet and greet. Her service to Burdett's will begin on July 1st. It is always an exciting... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2020 at Greensboro Daily Photo
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Here is an example of urban gardening at its finest. This home is located on Oak Street in the Glenwood neighborhood and just south of Gate City Boulevard. While many people have their gardens in the backyard, this one is in the front for maximum sun exposure. The terraced plots get a lot of sun during the day and are reaping crops and flowers for the owners. Imagine the conversations that happen as people walk by and get updates while the owners are gardening. We'll have to stop back by and see what is growing along the half-oval trellises. Also... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2020 at Greensboro Daily Photo
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In Greensboro, State Street is the closest thing we have to a "beach street". It is such a cute walkable part of town, a bridge between the mill villages of yesteryear and Irving Park. The above photo features Shenanigans, a gift store in the heart of the area. The OPEN sign is something of a metaphor for restarting, as businesses slowly find ways to adjust to Phase 2 openings and with continued physical distancing. In this photo, the unidentified mother, with child in arm, is the only hint of movement on the street. However, were we to turn around, you... Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2020 at Greensboro Daily Photo