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This house at 910 Walker Avenue, between Tate and Mendenhall Streets is a vintage beauty. For having been built in 1906, it still maintains quite a bit of charm over a century later. Although it has a yard that looks overgrown, as you walk by, the yard has the feel of a micro-prairie. Not all cultures and not all decades favored the manicured lawns that are expected in many neighborhoods today. Urban micro prairies are valuable green space because they attract native insects and pollinators.* As Greensboro and Guilford County lose more and more land to housing developments, it is... Continue reading
Posted 20 hours ago at Greensboro Daily Photo
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Calvary Baptist is one of those small churches which used to be country and is now part of the suburbs. It is located on Rhondan Road in Summerfield, a road that used to connect to Highway 220, but is now a dead end. Calvary has Sunday school, Sunday morning and evening worship and Wednesday evening worship. For people who want to go to church on a quiet road in a church where everyone will know your name, Calvary of Summerfield may be just what you are looking for. As an added bonus, the people who live around the church are... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Greensboro Daily Photo
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It is pumpkin patch time in Greensboro and Centenary Methodist Church at 2300 West Friendly Avenue is ready to help you with your pumpkin/gourd needs. White pumpkins are trending this year and people are really getting creative at carving them. Profits will be shared with the Boy Scouts and other groups at Centenary UMC. The church invites preschools and daycares to bring children to have story time in the patch. This activity is especially fun at this centrally-located church- as long as the weather cooperates. Although you may pay a little more for your pumpkin at a fundraising patch, your... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Greensboro Daily Photo
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Lake Daniel Park runs parallel to Benjamin Parkway, at the northern end of Westerwood. The above photo is the stream that meanders through the park. In times of great rain, it tends to flood. The big round rocks along the edge help control the flow of water and help with erosion of the bank. We were impressed recently, during our walk along the stream, not a single piece of trash was spotted. As we were leaving the area, we noticed three 8-ish year olds biking towards the stream. One of them made a great kid comment. He leaned into his... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Greensboro Daily Photo
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Fall is here and it is not just the humans who are noticing the changes. Animals are scurrying around looking for food to stockpile for the winter- especially squirrels. The above photo shows a fig tree with lingering fruit. Some critter, likely a squirrel, took a big bite out of the fig and either decided it wasn't ripe or one bite was enough. Figs are very vulnerable to squirrel predation and they provide nourishment through many months of the year. This particular fig tree is in Westerwood where neighbors are very intentional about plantings; edibles, micro-prairies, and wildflowers are seen... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Greensboro Daily Photo
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The Double H Bluegrass Band played at Summerfield Farms on Monday night. They played an assortment of music from Johnny Cash to Delaney Bramlett's "Never-ending Love for You." This harmonizing duo has been a band since 2012. Kirby Heard and Bob Hight are based in High Point. The music on the farm is free and open to the public. They usually have a food truck and a wine bar, plus, you can go inside and purchase eggs, meats, snacks and even pumpkins, gourds, and beverage items in between listening to music sets. This organic farm hosts events that help us... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Greensboro Daily Photo
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The above photo was taken last night at Summerfield Farms on Pleasant Ridge Road. Summerfield Farms is a 600-acre working farm and event venue that opened to the public in 2012. This barn is where many special events are held. The photo shows the beauty of a clear, fall evening, just as late afternoon is transitioning to night. On Monday and Thursday nights Summerfield Farms offers free music on the lawn. Check back tomorrow to see a photo of Monday's music act. Head to the farm quickly and visit the food market as their beautiful selection of pumpkins and gourds... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Greensboro Daily Photo
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Did you or your children ever have a lemonade stand? The above photo features Westerwood's youngest entrepreneurs during their recent art tour. They were selling lemonade to people who walked by to tour art studios on their street. Children spend so much time inside and on devices these days. It is refreshing to see them out, interacting with neighbors,learning responsibility, and making some money. Adults let the children run the stand, but were always nearby for the safety of the children. For one afternoon, time stood still, and children shared the same experiences of children of previous generations. What a... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Greensboro Daily Photo
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Hope Chapel is located at 908 N. Josephine Boyd Street in a church building that was formerly Westover Terrace Church. Westover Terrace relocated as it outgrew this location and several other churches have been here prior to Hope Chapel. In 2013, Daystar Church was there. Hope Chapel (different link) started in 2008, based out of Lindley Elementary. Next, in 2011, they moved to Spring Garden Street, behind the Blind Tiger and have now relocated to the above building. While many churches suffer with declining enrollments, many, like Hope Chapel, Daystar, and Westover Terrace, continue to expand, needing larger facilities. Maybe... Continue reading
Posted Oct 13, 2019 at Greensboro Daily Photo
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Reconsidered Goods, on Patterson Street, is a creative reuse center that resells donated goods and teaches people to make things out of items that might otherwise end up in landfills. After a few years of holding classes and make-and-take events in the resale store, they have opened a second space, right behind the first, for classes. What was formerly a Cross Fit box for rigorous fitness is now a space for sparking creativity. Today is the big day! From 12:00 - 5:00 pm, Reconsidered Goods is celebrating the grand opening of their event space. In the above photo, taken yesterday,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2019 at Greensboro Daily Photo
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Today is Friday, which means it is a fabulous time to get out and enjoy Greensboro. The above photo was taken last weekend when the clouds seemed to be molding themselves to the shape of the trees near the railroad tracks, at Martin Luther King Jr. Drive. Regardless of what you decide to do this weekend, or how much you have to work, please try to allow yourself a little time to get out and admire nature. Fall is such a lovely time to do so. Enjoy! Continue reading
Posted Oct 11, 2019 at Greensboro Daily Photo
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Participatory budgeting happens every two years in Greensboro. This democratic process allows residents in each of the five city council districts to vote on how to spend $100,000 in their district. A half a million dollars has been set aside to fund projects that residents want to make enhance their district. Some projects are city wide- as an example, a weekend trolley that would run in downtown Greensboro to help alleviate traffic as people try to venture from point A to point B. The program was approved in 2014 and the process began, with funding, for the 2015-2016 cycle (reference... Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2019 at Greensboro Daily Photo
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Greensboro seems to be a city of runners and walkers. This past weekend alone, there was the Women's Only 5K Walk and Run, supporting mammography for those who need financial assistance; the Crop Walk was held on Sunday, to help end poverty and hunger in our community. Also, Gibbs Hundred held their Growler Gallop on Sunday. The above photo features runners lined up at the start/finish on State Street. The first wave featured those running a 10 K which involved running up a tough hill in Irving Park, TWICE! The next wave was for the 5K runners. All of these... Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2019 at Greensboro Daily Photo
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As promised, today is the close up of yesterday's photo of music on the porch at 405 North Mendenhall Street in Westerwood. The 1922 Craftsman style home has a front porch that works well for playing music for the neighborhood. The above quartet of saxophones played everything from "I'll Fly Away" to "I Like to Be in America" from West Side Story to classical/jazz. Anyone who walked by was treated to a free concert. And many people stayed for a whole set. It is people who make a neighborhood great and music is known to be therapeutic. Westerwood has great... Continue reading
Posted Oct 8, 2019 at Greensboro Daily Photo
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Today, we feature STOP 16 on the 2019 Westerwood neighborhood Art & Sole event held this past saturday. Hosting at 405 North Mendenhall Street was Mark Engebretson where music was played on the porch at 11 am, 12 pm, 1pm, and 4pm. And, young Finn Phoenix played at 2pm. Above, a crowd was gathered for the 12 pm session to enjoy the lovely music which lilted throughout the neighborhood. We are glad to see that 405 Westerwood is still filled with art and joy. We featured it seven years ago when artist Kathy Reese lived there. Kathy is no longer... Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2019 at Greensboro Daily Photo
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On yesterday's walking tour of the artists' studios in Westerwood, we spotted this sign at 406 North Mendenhall. The people in the house seem like they are very inclusive. All, all, all, and all! The house may be tired and in dire need of a paint job, but the people inside will make you feel loved. Regardless of your religion or belief system, they will embrace you. We'd love to talk to the people who put the sign up. In the meantime, it is great food for thought for a Sunday, the holiest of days for Christians! Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2019 at Greensboro Daily Photo
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Greensboro's electric busses are beautiful inside and, when you are on them, they are pretty quiet. Gone are the chugging, loud sounds of diesel busses. Yesterday, the Greensboro transportation department had an electric bus parked in the lot at the corner of MLK Drive and South Elm Street during First Friday. Greensboro transportation employees, Kevin Elwood and Cari Hopson, were on hand to answer all questions about Greensboro's latest mode of public transportation. They were so nice and knowledgeable and really make you feel as if the transportation department is in good hands. Currently, Greensboro has 13 electric busses and... Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2019 at Greensboro Daily Photo
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Tomorrow is the first Saturday in October, which means that it is time for the annual Art & Sole art event in the Westerwood neighborhood in Greensboro. Located between West Friendly Avenue, North Josephine Boyd Street, and Benjamin Parkway, Westerwood is a neighborhood filled with artists and people who take great pride in their neighborhood. The above house is an example of both. The architecture and landscaping is stunning and, as you can see in the front yard, this house will be a stop on the self-guided, walking art tour this year. Thanks to potter, Ann Lynch, for ten years,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2019 at Greensboro Daily Photo
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The little brown house at 2022 Walker Avenue looks so charming against the blue sky and the wildflower garden bordering the driveway. There is some mowed grass in the front, but it looks like the owners are making an effort to balance the mowing with some natural habitat. Also, the yard hints at an artist living there. While they are almost camouflage against the dark colors, metal sculptures are found throughout the property. This three bedroom, one bathroom house was built in 1927. Located between Lindley Park and UNCG, surely, this place has seen a lot in its 90+ years.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2019 at Greensboro Daily Photo
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In Greensboro, autumn is the perfect time to take long walks. Days are getting shorter, but the sun casts such beautiful, golden shadows when it is low to the horizon. The sounds and smells are breathtaking. The above photo shows a walkway along a golf path in northwest Greensboro. One of the greatest parts of golfing is being outside in nature. However, if you don't golf, or belong to one of Greensboro's many golf courses, the city parks offer many great options, including a vast assortment of trails and greenways. It is supposed to be hot for the next couple... Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2019 at Greensboro Daily Photo
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October opens with a photo of the vultures roosting on the tower at the corner of Old Horse Pen Creek Road and 220 North Battleground. Right behind the CVS, on the northeast corner of the intersection, the tower is full of vultures. On the east coast, vultures are expanding their range and they have moved here by the dozens. Vultures can be a nuisance, but they are part of the ecosystem, devouring animals that get killed on the road. Vultures are social, monogamous, and maintain strong social bonds throughout their lives. Basically, while they loom above Battleground, waiting for their... Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2019 at Greensboro Daily Photo
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The above shoppers are leaving the Liberty Antiques Festival late Saturday afternoon. The big sellers this year were furniture, especially primitive, and all things metal. Vendors reporting having a good show; however, the general consensus was that the extreme heat kept people away. It is hard to believe at the end of September temperatures were in the 90s. This was such a busy weekend in the Greensboro area. In addition to all of the regular happenings in town and the Liberty Antiques Festival in Randolph County, the Greek Festival was held, Triad Local First held an event, there was an... Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2019 at Greensboro Daily Photo
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For one weekend in September and one in April, during the Liberty Antiques Festival, it is as if Liberty is part of South Greensboro. Highway 421 South is filled with people heading from Greensboro to Liberty for all the antiques, not only at the main festival, but throughout the entire community. The above photo features a side view of Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church of Liberty. The congregation, steeped in the teachings of Martin Luther, formed in 1911. The above church building was constructed in 1915. It has lovely stained glass windows and, like many churches, evidence that the original building... Continue reading
Posted Sep 29, 2019 at Greensboro Daily Photo
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"And Still We Create" is a pop up art show & sale this weekend at Bell Campus at 2400 Summit Avenue, behind the Hospice facility. Bobby Craddock has done it again, assembling works by artists 50 years young and beyond. The above photo features artists and patrons enjoying talking about art and spending time together. A wide range of art is available for purchase; from whimsical faces assembled out of old metal vessels to detailed oil paintings- and everything in between. If you want to enjoy the show and find some nice art for your house, stop by 2400 Summit... Continue reading
Posted Sep 28, 2019 at Greensboro Daily Photo
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Today, we once again feature the Greensboro Aquatic Center. It has being receiving so much deserved praise lately for the addition of a fourth pool. The new pool was built with generated revenue. Swimmers and their families from around the country come here to compete. The above photo features the entrance. Look how beautiful it is, especially on a sunny day when the clouds reflect on the glass facade. The gray stone facade and metal around the doors accentuates the geometric shapes found throughout the facility. To the right, you see one of the fiberglass statues of blue jeans seen... Continue reading
Posted Sep 27, 2019 at Greensboro Daily Photo