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Carraway United Methodist Church is located on 16th Street at Fairview, in what used to be the heart of the mill district. In 2013, there was an article about the church, highlighting their successful Saturday hot dog sales. The cornerstone dates the church at 1938. Carraway UMC has worship at 9:30 am on Sunday and Sunday school at 10:45 am. It is a church within a church. On Sundays Iglesia de Dios Punto de Redención has Sunday school at 2:00 pm and church services at 3:00 pm. Carraway UMC is a dynamic church with meetings taking place other days of... Continue reading
Posted 9 hours ago at Greensboro Daily Photo
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Saturday is fresh produce day whether you are at the Greensboro Farmers Curb Market on Yanceyville Street, at the market on Sandy Ridge, or at all the farms and produce stands in between. The produce is glorious right now. The above photo is of a very articulate young woman who is a senior at Guilford College. She volunteers at the farmers market just to give back to the community. Unfortunately, we didn't get her name. Next time we see her, we will ask. She was handing out flyers of upcoming events, and encouraging people to head over to get a... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Greensboro Daily Photo
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Schiffman's is currently open in Friendly Center at the former Pier 1 location. In August, Greensboro's oldest and most established jewelry store will reopen in its original Friendly Center location. The above photo shows the exterior letters just before they were installed on Wednesday. By Wednesday afternoon, they were already in place, bringing the remodeling one step closer to completion. The store has expanded, building into the former Build-A-Bear space. The new store is rumored to be the nicest jewelry store in the southeast. They will have jewelers on site, will be able to repair Rolex watches on site, and... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Greensboro Daily Photo
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Have you had a chance to see any live music this summer? Whether the answer is yes or no, you should consider heading over to Mac's Speed Shop tonight for a bite to eat and some fabulous entertainment by The Gary Maverick Band. If you like good, upbeat rock and roll music, you will enjoy this local group. The above photo was taken when they played at Oden Brewing last Saturday night. Saturday night was a rainy evening in Greensboro, but no rain is scheduled for today. They will be there from 7:00- 10:00 p.m. Usually, they play multiple sets... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Greensboro Daily Photo
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Today, we're featuring Angela Cook (standing) who moved to Greensboro in 1988 to attend college and has been an active community member ever since. She worked as an educator for 16 years, and, over the past 12 years, Angela has worked with her husband to build Cedar Hill Physical Therapy & Wellness Center. While she loves working at Cedar Hill, her passion is art and creativity. For a long time she has been looking for a way to work in the field of art and to hone her own artistic talent. In the above photo, she is facilitating a creativity... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Greensboro Daily Photo
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On Saturday, it was a dark and stormy night... Greensboro had some strange weather this past weekend. On Saturday, the skies darkened early and there was rain, wind, thunder, and lightning. The northwest part of town was experiencing a lot of thunder and lightning. The above photo was taken in the parking lot of the Montessori School on Horse Pen Creek Road. The above photo was taken without any filters. The lighting in the parking lot casts a deep purple glow. As you can see back behind the school, in the eastern sky, it was not yet dark when the... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Greensboro Daily Photo
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Artimus Pyle is one of the drummers for the Gary Maverick Band, and he played with them this past Saturday night at Oden Brewing Company on West Gate City Boulevard. His drumming is energetic and his passion comes through as he plays . Artimus also played with the Lynyrd Skynyrd Band and survived the plane crash of 1977 in which three of the band members were killed. In 2006, Artimus and the other Lynyrd Skynyrd band members were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. It was pretty special hearing him play in such an intimate venue in... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Greensboro Daily Photo
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As we've mentioned earlier this week, Beef Burger closed in May and owner, Ralph Havis died on Tuesday at the age of 78. Ralph owned Beef Burger for 50 years and and managed it for ten years before buying it in 1971.* Ralph's visitation and service are planned for Monday. Here is his obituary. We posted another photo today, because we just realized that there is a lone cross in a booth on the east side of the lobby. We're wondering if it had been there for a while, or, if perhaps Ralph left it there as he left the... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Greensboro Daily Photo
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Today is BLT Sandwich Day at the Greensboro Farmers Curb Market on Yanceyville Street, across from War Memorial Stadium. The above vegetable photo was taken about a month ago. By now, there should be plenty of ripe tomatoes, whether you get them on the BLT, or to take home with you, or BOTH!! They usually start preparing sandwiches at about 8:30 a.m. and you know they will sell quickly. Usually, they are set up outside and there is live music at the Lawn Lindsay Street- the side of the curb market. Even if you don't like BLTs, the market is... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2021 at Greensboro Daily Photo
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1910 North Church Street is a happy, standout sort of building. We captured this photo the other day when the sun was low to the horizon and the lighting was so beautiful. Normally, we try to take photos with the surrounding wires hidden; however, the wires in the above photo seem to add to the view. The yellow lines in the street add visual interest, too. This building houses: 1) Piedmont Cardiovascular, PA; 2) Medication Management, LLC; and 3) Piedmont Communities, Spay, Neuter, & Wellness Clinic. The red and pink paint immediately has us thinking about the heart and the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2021 at Greensboro Daily Photo
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On Tuesday, we went to photograph what was left of Beef-Burger and experienced great nostalgia for the boiled burgers and a business that had been on West Gate City Boulevard for decades- since back when it was Lee Street. It seems like the iconic black and white checkered floors and the yellow seats had been the same forever. As you can see in the photo, the OPEN sign is no longer in the window. The mechanical car and the vending machines remain- as if time is standing still. We learned that yesterday, owner Ralph Havis, the heart and soul of... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2021 at Greensboro Daily Photo
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Greensboro summers are meant for spending time outside, especially when you get to watch youth sports. The above photo was taken during a softball game last night at Revolution Ballfield. It is located at 2200 Yanceyville Street at Cornwalis Drive, right across from the former Revolution Mill. This park is known for being family oriented, which appeared to be the case last night when people of all ages brought their folding chairs and gathered behind the fence to watch the softball game. Back when the textile mills were active in Greensboro, whole communities grew up around them. The mills made... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2021 at Greensboro Daily Photo
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If you want to know what life was like at Hamburger Square about 100 years ago, Jim Scholsser's article "Hamburger Square Has a Past" is an outstanding place to start. It was published in the book, "27 Views of Greensboro". The Hamburger Square area had so many businesses, it makes one wonder how on earth they all fit. There were hotels galore, trains stopping all the time, and passengers boarding and exiting. There was a cigar factory, and yes, there were seedy aspects that kept Hamburger Square teeming with life. While those old businesses are gone, their architecture remains. The... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2021 at Greensboro Daily Photo
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Today's photo features the graveyard that used to be beside Reynolds Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, before the church sold their original property to BP and moved the church up the road to Hibler Road (featured on GDP yesterday). After recently reading Margaret Moffett Banks' 1/10/2014 News & Record article about the cemetery in the church's previous location, we headed out to find it. On one side is the Wyndam Hotel and a chain link fence. The rest of the property has a wooden fence and there is no hint of an entrance. If you walk in the lane for the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2021 at Greensboro Daily Photo
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Reynolds Chapel Missionary Baptist Church is located at 327 Hibler Road, in the Woodyside community. According to the real estate sites, it was built in 1990. Previously, it was at 628 Guilford College Road, but that land was sold to BP and became a convenience store and Reynolds Chapel relocated here. About a half mile north, there is a cemetery affiliated with the church at the site of the old property. In 2014, was in the news as a "forgotten" cemetery and at that point it got cleaned off. (Read Margaret Moffett Banks' News & Record article). It doesn't appear... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2021 at Greensboro Daily Photo
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Gorrell Street is located just southwest of downtown Greensboro, crossing over Morrow Boulevard and near Bennett College. We wanted to visit Station #4, photographed above and located at 401 Gorrell, because Logie Meachum writes about it in his reflection, "Sweet Magnolia, in the book "27 Views of Greensboro". Logie had to be bussed across town to attend a school that accepted African-American children. He made the most of the daily trip, ever eager to see what guests were playing at the Magnolia Hotel. Just down the road from the Magnolia was Fire Station #4, another favorite of his. Here's what... Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2021 at Greensboro Daily Photo
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Some days, we start the day wondering what we can photograph to feature on Greensboro Daily Photo. Other days, we're sitting around having a cup of coffee and a photo lands in our lap. This mother and her fawn were walking by right in front of us. We thought they were going to pass by without noticing us but the fawn noticed us, first! The little one is turning to the right, just about to run away and the doe was not far behind. Greensboro has so many deer within the city limits. Likely, this is the second round of... Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2021 at Greensboro Daily Photo
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Today's photo of the home at 6104 Nile Place was inspired by Logie Meachum's piece, "Sweet Magnolia" in the publication 27 Views of Greensboro". Logie was a storyteller, teacher, and blues musician born and raised in Greensboro. Growing up, Lorenzo "Logie" spent a lot of time at his grandparents' house in the Woodyside community near Nile Place. The Woodyside community was established after the Civil War, when Quakers, John and Mary Woody, purchased land and made it available so that African-Americans could build homes.* This neighborhood, between West Market Street and College Road has seen many changes over the years;... Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2021 at Greensboro Daily Photo
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Today, we're featuring Custom Industries, Inc. located 215 Aloe Road. But, before we tell you about it, let us tell you how we got there. First, we're currently reading "27 Views of Greensboro" from the Eno Publishers' "27 Views" series. The book was published in 2015, and one of the twenty-seven pieces was by Logie Meachum (1952-2018). Logie writes about the neighborhood where he grew up and about spending time at his grandparents' house in Woodyside at Hibler and Aloe Roads. We've never featured Woodyside in the 13 1/2 years we've been publishing Greensboro Daily Photo, so a trip down... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2021 at Greensboro Daily Photo
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If you follow Greensboro Daily Photo, you probably know that we're big advocates of planting edibles. These blueberry bush is planted in a flowerbed (in lieu of flowers) in our back yard. This photo was taken late afternoon yesterday when we were picking the ripe berries. This was about the third time we had picked between a pint or two from a a single bush. Nature is good about not having them all become ripe on the same day. In Greensboro, blueberry bushes are readily available at the local nurseries. There are several varieties. If you are considering planting, they... Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2021 at Greensboro Daily Photo
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Happy July 5th. Well, the July 4th weekend is behind us, but according to the holiday schedule for the City of Greensboro, today is the day the Independence Day holiday is officially celebrated. So, it will be a Monday that feels like an extended Sunday. We hope you had some time this weekend to spend with family and friends and to celebrate America's independence from England. Today, we're showing a photo of the Greensboro Farmers Curb Market from a couple of weeks ago when it was blueberry pancake day. The pancakes were prepared by Cheesecakes by Alex and they were... Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2021 at Greensboro Daily Photo
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Happy, glorious, Fourth of July Sunday. Today's photo was taken at the Thursday Peoples Market in Glenwood. It is held at the Glenwood branch of the Christ United Methodist Church at the corner of Glenwood Avenue and Florida Street. This past Thursday was a light market day due to the Fourth of July holiday; plus, we arrived near the end of the market at around 7:00 pm. There were many tasty food options, a potter, skin care proeducts, some produce, and more. It is so nice seeing neighbors out enjoying each other and people building their small businesses. Christ United... Continue reading
Posted Jul 4, 2021 at Greensboro Daily Photo
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The Third is the New Fourth in Greensboro. Today is the day that Fun Fourth will be celebrated downtown. It will be a little different without vendors; however, the community has made a real effort to provide a fun time for everyone. There will be a variety of events throughout the day with the actual Fun Fourth beginning at 4:00 p.m. The above photo was taken from inside the fireworks tent in the Wal-Mart parking lot on North Battleground Avenue. People were buying personal fireworks, which are only legal in North Carolina for the Fourth of July. Just beyond the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2021 at Greensboro Daily Photo
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Yesterday was opening day for watermelon milkshakes at Cook Out and according to servers, "That's all customers want!". We always try to get one on opening day, bring it to our flower garden, and enjoy it with a few slices of watermelon on the side- which is exactly what you see in the above photo. The watermelon slices are cold with a hint of ice crystals, perfect for cooling you off on a hot day like today. (We won't tell you how Mr. GDP described the weather today). Anyway, Cook Out is a local company started right here in Greensboro... Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2021 at Greensboro Daily Photo
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The mimosa tree is an iconic part of the Southern landscape and they grow well in Greensboro. They are considered a "pioneer" plant, because they travel to any land that is newly clearled. They grow rapidly and seeds abound. Southern Living refers to the mimosa as a "wonderful, awful weed" and lament that they will grow anywhere, including cracks of sidewalks out of a week part of a wall; in other words, this deciduous tree is invasive. There are several colors; however the pink variety in today's photo is the most common. It is located at the end of Carlson... Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2021 at Greensboro Daily Photo