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Did you know that the Greensboro Public Library System maintains sets of books that local book clubs can borrow? Usually each title has 10-15 books available. One person from the book club checks out the entire set, is responsible for distributing the books to members and getting them returned.* I learned about this program while at the Central Library interviewing Beth Sheffield about the "One City, One Book" kick-off event to be held this Saturday (August 24) at 6:30 p.m. in the Greensboro History Museum. By the way, the library has several sets of Trevor Noah's "Born a Crime" available... Continue reading
Posted 14 hours ago at Greensboro Daily Photo
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Monday afternoon brought quite a rain, wind, and hail storm through downtown Greensboro. The above photo features the 200 block of South Elm street after the storm swept through. A tree branch broke off in front of Crafted. The ginkgo biloba leaves created a carpet of green up and down the block. The female tree dropped her seed pods that smell like stinky fruit. Many of the businesses closed early. Some appeared to be without power. For the 5-6pm time slot, the roads were eerily empty. We took this photo after most of the storm had passed. We had sheltered... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Greensboro Daily Photo
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The first of more than eighty events for the One City, One Book initiative is happening this Saturday, August 24th, at 6:30 pm at the Greensboro Historical Museum. The above photo features Beth Sheffield holding a copy of the selection for this year, Trevor Noah's "Born a Crime." Beth is the coordinator of adult programming and book clubs for the Greensboro City Library. As Beth explained, events related to One City, One Book incorporate themes of the book that will be of interest and relevant to people of Greensboro. The Saturday event, features a visit by Osha Gray Davidson who... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Greensboro Daily Photo
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The Sunday evening music concerts hosted at the city parks, and brought to us by the City of Greensboro have been a fabulous Greensboro tradition for forty years. Last night's music was at Latham Park where the audience was treated to a Beatles tribute by Wonderwall and Funk, by Doby. Between bands, the UNCG art department rolled out a giant beachball and the under-ten crowd went wild chasing it around. It was so wonderful seeing the above crew have unbridled fun OUTSIDE, while their parents enjoyed talking with friends and sharing snacks. MUSEP does so much to build community and... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Greensboro Daily Photo
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Churches are so much more than just places to go to hear a good sermon and to receive spiritual guidance. Many also have food and clothing pantries, transport members to medical appointments, and more. The above photos shows Covenant Church of High Point as they transported young students to enjoy a visit to the Weatherspoon Art Museum of Greensboro. Covenant Church is 29 years old and they are one of those churches that do so much for their church community. They have small groups, music ministries, connections to churches in 125 countries, and plenty of programs for people of all... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Greensboro Daily Photo
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If you are heading from Greensboro east to Burlington on East Wendover/Burlington Road/Highway 70, you may see these road signs for the bypass. They have been sitting next to someone's yard, in an area that is becoming increasingly less rural. The signs are not too far from Knox Road and Eastern High School. It will be convenient to zip around the city faster and to alleviate traffic closer to town; however, a new road comes at the cost of losing more green average. These signs appear so much larger when you are actually standing near them. The road signs remind... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Greensboro Daily Photo
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Greensboro Dance Theatre has left the building on Battleground Avenue, next to the Rainbow Car Wash, near Cone Boulevard. They are still enrolling for fall and classes will begin in September in their new building on Westover Terrace. It is located behind IHOP and Outback Steakhouse. The new building allows the dance studio to expand, update, and not be right on a main highway. We will miss watching the little ones attempting pirouettes while waiting at the red light. We always wanted to do a photo shoot with this wall and sign in the background. Now it is too late,... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Greensboro Daily Photo
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Driving around the neighborhoods of Greensboro is so much fun. The above house is located on Robin Hood Drive, in the community between EarthFare and Bryan Boulevard. This house, a typical design for Greensboro in the 1990's, has been dubbed the French House. As you can see, the French flag is prominently displayed. Also, the shutters are painted the same blue as the top stripe on the French flag- identified with Saint Martin. Then their is the white painted second floor, and the bottom red brick represents the red on the stripe, for Saint Denis. Surely there is a back... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Greensboro Daily Photo
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Summer is quickly winding down in Greensboro. There are two MUSEP concerts remaining, and traditional public schools start on Monday, August 26th. Downtown still looks beautiful with the hanging baskets of purple flowers on the streetlights. The arms of the lights look as if they were made for the baskets. A 2013 article from the News & Record indicates that the flower basket program been a downtown tradition for over 15 years. The baskets are environmentally friendly with the selection of drought resistant plants and the use of gray water for watering. There are 245 baskets and they were installed... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2019 at Greensboro Daily Photo
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As gardens are winding down in Greensboro, wildlife seems to be abundant. The above photo features a pickerel frog hiding on a hosa leaf. The Piedmont is a key habitat for the pickerel frog. They have skin secretions that are toxic to many of their predators*; however, they perform a very important service in your garden, eating all of those mosquitoes, gnats, and bothersome flies. If you have them in your garden, it probably means that you have a water source not too far away. If you don't have frogs near your home, consider hiking around Country Park or on... Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2019 at Greensboro Daily Photo
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Have you seen a garden spider near your house yet? Now is the time the black and yellow argiopes are making their webs in Greensboro. The above photo was taken yesterday and the spider didn't seem to mind. The females lay their eggs and usually die by the time of the first frost. The baby spiders are on their own from the minute they are born. However, the mother has created the ideal environment for them because the strong web traps bugs that the baby spiders can feed on. If you allow your spider to live and her web to... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2019 at Greensboro Daily Photo
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Word Church of Greensboro is located on Holbrook Street between the Glenwood neighborhood and Gate City Boulevard. The pastor of this non-denominal, Christian church is Ruthine McCain. Services are held at 12:00 noon. So, if you are reading this in the morning, it is not too late to go try out this young church in Greensboro. We have been publishing Greensboro Daily Photo for ten and a half years, publishing something religious or spiritual in Greensboro every Sunday. So, to discover and share a new church this close to town brings us great joy. Glenwood is a diverse neighborhood with... Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2019 at Greensboro Daily Photo
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The above photo features Leanne Pizio on the left, the currently-featured artist at Irving Park Art & Frame Shop. The opening of her exhibit, "Birds, Bugs, and Beyond," was held last night. Above, you see the collage pieces she has in the show. The art in the background is also Leanne's. Out of range are the pottery ladybugs and cloth "taxidermy" animals assembled on the wall. Leanne has a fabulous assortment of two and three dimensional art available at this show. To the right is Reneé Lauver, owner of Irving Park Art & Frame Shop-- located at 2105 West Cornwallis... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2019 at Greensboro Daily Photo
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The S.H. Kress Building is an iconic building in downtown Greensboro. The Kress Company was a five and dime store that believed in selling inexpensive items in elegant buildings. This building at 212 South Elm Street is, indeed, elegant, especially the rooftop renovation. It is interesting to know that when Kress opened in the 1930s, the air was conditioned by an ice/salt mixture that was pumped through the building during the day. The building also played a significant role in the Civil Rights movement in Greensboro.* On an otherwise quiet day downtown, earlier in the summer, a man happened to... Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2019 at Greensboro Daily Photo
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SPROUTS Farmers Market has opened in Greensboro this week. Based out of Arizona, the company opened its first store in 2002. They have more than 300 stores and the above in their fifth in North Carolina. The store is located on Battleground Avenue at Westridge, in the same plaza with Kohl's and Planet Fitness. Yesterday, Sprouts was packed and the parking lot was more crowded than it has been in recent history. Sprouts specializes in fresh produce and organic foods. They are making a commitment to be "Zero Waste" by 2020. A noticeable difference inside the store is the open... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2019 at Greensboro Daily Photo
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National Night Out is held throughout the United States on the first Tuesday of August. The purpose is for police officers to build community with residents and for neighbors to get to know each other. The initiative started in 1984, which makes this year the 35th year of the event. People sit on their front porches with the lights on, children play outside, and officers stop by to meet and interface with residents. The above photo shows the Lindley Park neighborhood as people began to arrive for the gathering in the park-- beside the pool and in front of the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2019 at Greensboro Daily Photo
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Greensboro is so beautiful this time of year when the skies are blue, clouds are billowing, and animals are peacefully hanging out in a field. Such is the scene in the above photo, which was taken on Highway 150, out in front of the St. Thomas Pentecostal Church. It isn't clear as to whether or not the church owns the land, but it sure does buffer their buildings from Highway 150 in Summerfield, an area that gets increasingly busy and built up each year. Pastureland is still abundant in the outer perimeters of the county. If you get a chance,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2019 at Greensboro Daily Photo
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This past First Friday, international recording artist, Joel Crafton, played at the gallery opening in the Greensboro Cultural Arts Center. Joel, also known as Black Pinoy, plays quite a repertoire of sounds and songs. He combines R&B, soul, and pop. This singer/songwriter is originally from New York, but fell in love with North Carolina and calls Greensboro home. What a gain for Greensboro! Black Pinoy takes his sound worldwide. He sings in English, Spanish, and Tagalog and identifies as American Ilocano, (The Ilocano inhabit Luzon, in the Philippines). He is a nice person and gifted at conversing with people from... Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2019 at Greensboro Daily Photo
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St. Thomas Chapel Pentecostal Holiness Church is located at 633 Highway 150, not too far from Northern High School. Above is one of the buildings on the campus. To the left of this church is a newer, larger building, also part of the property. St. Thomas is built way back off from the main highway and just behind a cow pasture. It is a great example of how farmland and animals have to learn to adapt to being around so much human activity. Bishop Tyrone Hunter has been pastoring the congregation for over 40 years. He is a devout believer,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2019 at Greensboro Daily Photo
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Charles Aris is an international executive recruiting firm, located at the intersection of North Greene Street and Battleground Avenue. Last night, they were celebrating their 50th anniversary. Founded by Charles "Mitch" Oakley in 1969, the organization has grown not only in number of team members but also in the size of the building. The corporate headquarters is 24,000 square feet. Last night, they celebrated fifty years of the firm's success. As seen in the above photo, the the 50th anniversary event was beautiful. The ground floor of the corporate office and the tent directly outside were filled with fine food,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2019 at Greensboro Daily Photo
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The above photo features the shadow of a cyclist along Hamburg Mill Road. Hamburg Mill connects Pleasant Ridge Road to North Battleground Avenue, and the Lake Higgins Marina is also in the area. The upper corner of the photo features a bed of sunflowers which, curiously, were not turning to face the sun. Saturday and Sunday mornings are prime time for cyclists to be out on the highway. These mornings have the least automobile traffic. If you want to try biking on the road, consider joining a group ride organized by one of the local bicycle clubs or through the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2019 at Greensboro Daily Photo
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Tucked into an unassuming lot at 4120 Causey Street in the Pamona neighborhood of west Greensboro are six tiny homes, A-F. This is the first tiny house community that the City of Greensboro has approved. In the era of large suburban homes, this little community reminds us that, at the end of the day, all we really need to live is a roof over our head, a place to fix warm meal, a way to get in out of the elements, and a place to sleep. As shared on their website (tinyhousesgreensboro.com), each has a living area, a kitchen with... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2019 at Greensboro Daily Photo
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Battleground Avenue starts all the way downtown at Greene Street and continues all the way north to Old Battleground where it becomes Highway 220. Each section has a special character and the northern end of the road has shown tremendous growth over the past few years. It is definitely the north/west pulse of the city. The above photo shows the intersection at Cornwallis Drive and Lawndale Avenue. This is the area between Kirkwood and Old Irving Park. You can see the Battleground Avenue sign clearly displayed in the middle of the intersection. It is always nice when streets are clearly... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2019 at Greensboro Daily Photo
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Blink and the Tanger Center for the Performing Arts is up, at least great progress has been made. The above photo features the Elm Street side of the building, which has this magical feature where the reflection off of the building across the street almost looks like an ancient script. They could project some interesting projects, movies, sayings, etc. onto the side of the building. This 85 million dollar 3,000 seat facility is scheduled to open in the spring. Do you have your tickets? Season ticket sales have been brisk. This will be a wonderful facility for Greensboro. Somebody appears... Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2019 at Greensboro Daily Photo
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Hamilton Lakes, a quiet suburb of Greensboro, was founded as a town in 1920. The lake in the photo is part of the community and open only to community members. While the town was annexed by the City of Greensboro in 1957, the lake and recreational amenities remain private through private contributions and neighborhood association dues. As you can see from the photo, Hamilton Lakes is very family oriented. There are two miles of trails, two lakes, a stream and many other recreational opportunities. When Greensboro businessman A.M. Scales began developing the 1,600 acres for residences, it was known for... Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2019 at Greensboro Daily Photo