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Paul Brown and Terri McMurray gave a concert of old-time music on Saturday evening. The house concert was held in a historic home in Oak Ridge, just east of the Oak Ridge Military Academy. Paul and Terri are a dynamic husband and wife team, together for over three decades, playing music and enjoying life together. Paul has been playing old-time music since he was a child; learning tunes first from his mother and later from people who themselves learned tunes from musicians as far back as the 19th century. Paul, formerly a radio host at WPAQ in Mt. Airy, went... Continue reading
Posted 20 hours ago at Greensboro Daily Photo
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Tabernacle Baptist is an independent Baptist Church located at 1201 South Josephine Boyd Street. According to their Facebook page, they are inclusive in membership and conservative in philosophy. They offer services with casual and services with more formal dress. They have several services and opportunities to worship throughout the week. There is something inviting about the simple, rectangular architecture of the building. The church looks so empty when there are no cars in the parking lot; however, like most churches, this one comes to life as people start filing in on Sunday morning. Have a nice day... seventeen more until... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Greensboro Daily Photo
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Whoever thought we'd be roasting marshmallows on Elm Street. Last night the Festival of Lights was held in downtown Greensboro. Crowds of people strolled the length of Elm Street and over to Davie Street to take advantage of all the festivities. There was music on every block, dancers, stores offering treats, services, and great gift options. Everyone was in good spirits. And, the marshmallows were yummy. Today is the holiday parade, the Moravian tea, the Jazz Nativity at West Market Street United Methodist Church and so much more. It would be impossible to do it all, but, whatever you decide... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Greensboro Daily Photo
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The above photo features the scene in the front window of the restaurant, Embur Fire Fusion, located 107 Smyres Place. The food is cooked Peruvian style with a brick oven for making Italian style pizza. Their specialty is chaufa, a Peruvian chicken dish with vegetables and rice. The green and yellow sauces they serve with their food are tasty and unique for the Greensboro area. The purple wall above defines the bar area at the center of the room. Smyres Place is located just off Friendly Avenue, between where Southern Lights and Hams were located years ago. This is the... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Greensboro Daily Photo
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There is one block on Lawndale, around Rosecrest and between the Target plaza and the shops at Cornwallis that is all residential. The homes are about the same size but vary in age and style. At one time, the area seemed far from town and rather rural. Now, the homes are still charming, but appear to be a holdover from an earlier era. The above brick home used to have a giant oak tree in the front yard. The stump is about 6 feet in diameter. It may have been damaged from a recent storm. Hopefully, the owners will plant... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Greensboro Daily Photo
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We've featured the Patterson Street/Holden Road area more than once. However, as you can see in the above photo, the sky in that area is just so dramatic on sunny afternoons. This was the view on Monday. Perhaps it is the open space that makes the view seem so expansive. Or, the fact that the sun is still visible as it starts getting low to the horizon, a time when the color can be so intense. If you notice the photographer's shadow in the red splotch to the right, shadows were long on that sunny afternoon. This area is quite... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Greensboro Daily Photo
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This single-family house in the heart of the Glenwood neighborhood of Greensboro is charming and represents the old south. The large front porch looks so cozy and must be a real refuge for the residents on warm days. The red tin roof really makes the house stand out against the white exterior and the bright blue sky. The natural, scruffiness of the yard is actually much healthier for the environment than a manicured lawn. The Glenwood neighborhood came into being at the beginning of the 20th century and actually had trolley service. Glenwood was one of Greensboro's early planned residential... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Greensboro Daily Photo
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If you are local to Greensboro and celebrate Christmas, you will want to visit Körner's Folly at 413 S. Main Street in Kernersville. The intriguingly quirky brick house is full of surprises in every room. Plus, local decorators have been called in to compete for "best of show" since a different design team has decorated each room. Julie Gilmer Körner built the house in 1880 and some rooms in Körner's Folly look more typical of Victorian homes. Other rooms are long and narrow with 5 1/2 ft. ceilings. Many paths to the next level in this 3 1/2-story home consist... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Greensboro Daily Photo
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Tis December 1st and today's photo is of Christ United Methodist Church in the Glenwood neighborhood. This is the front view of Glenwood UMC, the sibling church of Christ United Methodist Church on Holden Road. To the side is the educational building that has a cornerstone dating it to 1950. This church also hosts the Servant Center, offering services for housing the homeless and helping with disability assistance. There is also an AmeriCorps Partnership based out of the church. Twenty-first century churches need to work hard to serve those in need and Glenwood UMC is doing just that. To that... Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2019 at Greensboro Daily Photo
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Today, we are featuring Kathy Clark (in red above) and the Really, Really Free Market. Local artist and teacher, Kathy Clark has been organizing and hosting the event for several years now. Kathy's event is always held on Black Friday, with the idea that there alternatives to spending the day competing with each other for door buster specials. At the Really, Really Free Market, people bring items to give away and may take what they want for free. There is no obligation to bring something to take things. The only rule is that no money changes hand, well, and that... Continue reading
Posted Nov 30, 2019 at Greensboro Daily Photo
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The Thanksgiving sunrise in Greensboro was so beautiful yesterday. It was a perfect fall day with the temperature reaching 57 degrees. Evening was also a special treat with the waxing crescent moon visible in the wester sky just after the sun dipped below the horizon. This first phase of the new moon appears as a crescent sliver to the right and the whole form of the moon is visible. Those who braved Round 1 of Thanksgiving weekend shopping surely noticed this beautiful moon. As for today, a very special event is happening in the Glenwood neighborhood of Greensboro. Kathy Clark... Continue reading
Posted Nov 29, 2019 at Greensboro Daily Photo
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Finding Thanksgiving "spirit" houses is not nearly as easy as finding yards celebrating Halloween and Christmas. However, there is one great home on the westernmost edge of Kirkwood at 2306 North Lawndale Drive. These houses, just north of Rosecrest Drive have made a real effort to create a sense of community. The above single-family home was built in 1947. Today, we hope you have a chance to gather and celebrate family, friends, life, and fellowship. May you have a great Thanksgiving, and, if you drive along Lawndale drive, look for the single family dwelling with a yard full of thankfulness.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 28, 2019 at Greensboro Daily Photo
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This grainy, cell phone camera captures the pulse of traffic leaving and coming to town for the Thanksgiving weekend. The photo was taken on Battleground Court, which is about as close as you can get to Wendover Avenue without being on Wendover! The background captures the sun setting on the Greensboro skyline. The iconic, Lincoln Financial building is seen on the right. The red strip above the white car is the Sheetz station across from Red Cinema. If you are on the highway this weekend, be careful. If you are shopping, be extra nice to those employees who are helping... Continue reading
Posted Nov 27, 2019 at Greensboro Daily Photo
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Have you made your (shopping) list? Are you checking it twice? The iconic Friendly Center her been growing and changing since it was first built in August 1957. For over 60 years, it has been a major destination for the residents of Greensboro. The above photo features the "new" section, built at the area where Burlington Industries used to have a building. In the above photo, you see a pair of fiberglass jeans,* a series of artwork representing the textile industry in Greensboro. Behind the jeans is the Santa shed (between Ben and Jerry's and Harris Teeter). If you drop... Continue reading
Posted Nov 26, 2019 at Greensboro Daily Photo
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Yesterday, the CBS Sunday Morning Show featured a segment on redefining dining where malls are redesigning empty space into dining destinations. Often, in these spaces, people who don't know each other sit together. The above photo features the chef cooking at Sapporo Fantasy Japanese Steak and Seafood House. Sapporo, located on North Battleground Avenue in the same plaza as EarthFare, has been open for at least a couple of decades. They have seating people the communal dining format long before it was trending. Usually 8-10 people are seated around the hibachi grill and the chef comes in and performs his... Continue reading
Posted Nov 25, 2019 at Greensboro Daily Photo
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Westboro Baptist Church is known for its controversial signs that often incite anger in counter protesters. They came to town last Monday and visited several public spaces near schools. The group was founded by Fred Phelps and they held their first service in 1955. The core members are Phelps' decedents. They get a lot of media attention for their actions. In Greensboro, community members came out by the hundreds to counter protest and got their points across, yet to our knowledge, nobody was cited for responding inappropriately. Balancing freedom of religion and freedom of speech and believing in the inherent... Continue reading
Posted Nov 24, 2019 at Greensboro Daily Photo
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Quaker Village is getting a facelift! Trending on social media are those photos from 2009 and then, ten years later to 2019. We happen to have a 2009 photo of Quaker Village, taken in the first year of Greensboro, see here. In 2016, we published another photo with better information, here. The strip mall opened in 1964, so, now, it is officially a senior citizen 55 years old. The 44,000 sq. ft. shopping center across from Guilford College filed for bankruptcy in 2010, but appears to be back on its feet. The businesses are open, but it can be a... Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2019 at Greensboro Daily Photo
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The Dunleath Historic District is so diverse. You can find people in all walks of life at this neighborhood, formerly known as Aycock. The above photo, taken a couple of weeks ago is of a resident cooking Cajun food on a grill on the front lawn and, oh how great it smelled. Hopefully, you will have a little time to drive around and enjoy the beauty of Greensboro this weekend. If you are at the Greensboro Curb Market on Yanceyville Street, take a little detour around the Dunleath neighborhood. To be sure, people are friendly and they take a lot... Continue reading
Posted Nov 22, 2019 at Greensboro Daily Photo
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Gilbarco Veeder-Root is located on W. Friendly Avenue right where it feeds into West Market Street. The company is headquartered in Greensboro and has a manufacturing plant here. In 1994, the company received recognition for being one of America's top 10 plants. They launched a production system known as Continuous Rapid Improvement System of Production or CRISP. The company supplies automatic tank gauging and fuel management programs, so it makes sense that they are located by all of the storage tanks off of Market Street and Burnt Poplar Road. The company was founded in 1870, so it has been around... Continue reading
Posted Nov 21, 2019 at Greensboro Daily Photo
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This past Sunday, the sky over Greensboro was filled with wavy clouds. The sun was shining, but it was cool, and the clouds looked like visible waves of wind. The above photo was taken on Gallimore Dairy Road, facing north in the direction of the airport. It seems like fall weather is conducive to interesting skies. Are you a skywatcher? If so, pay special attention to the fall sunsets. Let us know if you have suggestions for the best places in Greensboro to weather watch. We often get that question, especially regarding viewing a full moon low to the horizon.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 20, 2019 at Greensboro Daily Photo
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Yesterday, a group that pushes the envelope with respect to First Amendment rights, assembled in several places around Greensboro and High Point. Westboro Baptist Church assembled and with signs that incited very strong reactions from the liberal groups they were targeting. Above was part of the crowd at one of their Greensboro stops; specifically, at the corner of Josephine Boyd and Spring Garden Streets. The counter protest of people assembled was peaceful, determined to send a message of tolerance and love. There was an impromptu band in the background that, at one point, was playing Baby Shark. Throughout there were... Continue reading
Posted Nov 19, 2019 at Greensboro Daily Photo
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Local crafter Peggy Wynn does it all! Her first profession was in healthcare and her second was as a librarian. Now, Peggy is retired and makes craft items. We caught up with her yesterday where she had a booth at Temple Emanuel, selling her tote bags made from feed sacks. They are so colorful, durable, and reasonably priced. Peggy likes the idea of up cycling and keeping plastic bags out of landfills. She loves the fact that most of her friends with animals send the empty feed sacks her way. Peggy also makes soaps from essential oils. She is a... Continue reading
Posted Nov 18, 2019 at Greensboro Daily Photo
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Northside Baptist Church is part of the Revolution Mill Community. Many of the community members have ties to the neighborhood that date back to the beginning of the 20th century. Cypress, Maple, Church, Cornwallis, Yanceyville, are all streets is the local area. The church, located at 1100 East Cornwallis, was founded in 1907. The building and congregation have changed quite a bit since the early years. However, the vision of loving Jesus and glorifying Christ and sharing God's love through worship remains constant. To add a little perspective, Greensboro was founded in 1808 and a Baptist church was first consecrated... Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2019 at Greensboro Daily Photo
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Blink and all of a sudden it is the fourth quarter of the year, winter is almost here, and it is cold. However, as seen in this recent photo, taken at the corner of Walker and Elam, fall is still holding on. If you are reading this post on Saturday morning before noon, hopefully you know that the Corner Market will be going strong. Since 2013, the organizers have worked hard to build community, nourishing both body and soul. There is usually a nice variety of produce, meat and dairy, baked goods, and arts and crafts. On the day the... Continue reading
Posted Nov 16, 2019 at Greensboro Daily Photo
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For some reason this view on Mill Street, from the parking lot of the Red Collection, is just so beautiful. Even now that these trees are browning, they look so beautiful. The stripes on the road and the parking lot edging, as well as the wiring, frame the photo. Sometimes photos that are more monochrome make a statement. Greensboro has been unseasonably cold this week. Hopefully your heating system is working and you have changed the filters. Today the temperature is predicted to reach 50 degrees. That will feel like a heat wave! Have a great weekend. Take some time... Continue reading
Posted Nov 15, 2019 at Greensboro Daily Photo