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Last night was the opening reception for an art exhibit at the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL) on 220 North near Owls Roost and Bur-Mil Park. Six artists have their work in a show, entitled, Unexpected Treasures (Kathy Brusnighan, Laura Clisset, Vicki Johnson, Susan Lange, Jean Smith, and Ashley Walters). The opening reception was very well attended with the parking lot full on a Friday night. There were nice snacks and the atmosphere was conducive to relaxing, admiring art, and even strolling the lovely grounds of the Center for Creative Leadership. Founded in 1970, CCL is committed to advancing the... Continue reading
Posted 18 hours ago at Greensboro Daily Photo
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This photo was taken yesterday, early evening (about 7:00 pm) at the People's Market in Glenwood. The market is held every Thursday, at the corner of Glenwood Avenue and Florida Street in the Glenwood neighborhood. Glenwood is a neighborhood just south of Gate City Boulevard between Coliseum Boulevard and Freeman Mill Road. The Glenwood neighborhood dates back to the early 20th century and is said to be THE most diverse neighborhood in all of North Carolina. The neighborhood works hard to celebrate its diversity and to get people at all income levels interacting and supporting each other. The clouds were... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Greensboro Daily Photo
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The weather in Greensboro has been a little crazy, ranging from storm warnings, lightening storms, and days in the mid 90s! It looks like the 90s are behind us for at least the next week. But, today may be rainy. The above photo was taken in northwest Greensboro; it is a sunset reflection off of a water feature on the Carlson Farms Golf Course. Sunsets always look better when reflected off of water. Also, if you notice the texture of the water, this is evidence that the wind was blowing. The water part of the above sunset looks like an... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Greensboro Daily Photo
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Yes we have Caribbean flamingos in Greensboro. If you have been to the Greensboro Science Center lately, you have probably seen this exhibit. The Caribbean flamingo is native to not only the Caribbean, but also South America and the Galápagos Islands. These interesting creatures are approximately 5' tall and weigh between 4-9 pounds. They can live up to 50 years. They usually only lay one egg at a time and it takes close to 30 days to hatch. The birds can be hard to get them to the point where they warm up to their keeper. However, the ones at... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Greensboro Daily Photo
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As many of you may remember from the post on Sunday, it was General Nathanael Greene's birthday. We know that the Guilford Courthouse National Military Park always has a lot happening in March, about the time of the Battle of Guilford Courthouse. However, we don't recall their celebrating his birthday in August. This past Saturday, they had a dedication of a new cannon that is a closer replica to what actually would have been at the battle than the cannon in he above photo. The young man in the photo, dressed in what would have been civilian clothes from the... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Greensboro Daily Photo
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The above photo features the Greensboro band Dulce Melodrama during band practice on Sunday evening. The musicians have been playing together for about three years and, if you like energetic, Latin alternative music, you will love this band. They have quite a versatile range and can take classic ballads in Spanish and add a modern twist. With Dulce Melodrama, the old is new! They are getting close to heading into the studio to record, but for now, you can hear them on Instagram (dmdmusic) and on Facebook (Dulce Melodrama). Even better, tomorrow night, they are playing at Ramkat in Winston... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Greensboro Daily Photo
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Greensboro became a city in 1808 and it was named after Nathanael Greene, who was a general in the Continental Army in the Revolutional War. He was born in 1742 in Potowomut Rhode Island and died in 1786 in Mulberry Grove Georgia, at the age of 43. While he was neither born nor died in Greensboro, he did fight in the Battle of Guilford Courthouse on the very spot where the visitor center is located, just off of New Garden Road. The above portrait of General Greene is located in the visitor center. Yesterday was such a busy day in... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Greensboro Daily Photo
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While parts of Greensboro threatened rain last night, downtown in the city parks, First Friday was going strong. The above photo features the crowd in front of LeBauer Park. Casa Azul was there teaching salsa dancing. For several hours, partners were dancing the night away while children were playing in the grass. The lighting really adds to the atmosphere. Great fun was had by all! At night, the new sculpture by Janet Echelman "Where We Met" looks so beautiful. It hovers over the park really capturing attention. To the left is the new restaurant, Parkside Pull-Up. Parkside that opened in... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Greensboro Daily Photo
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Twelve years on Greensboro Daily Photo, we featured the 2 bedroom 1 bathroom, round house at 2416 Walker Avenue. We decided to return after over a decade and see if anything had changed. Well, the actual house still looks the same (see here). In a way, how are you going to change a round house? If you add on, it will no longer be round. Adding a second floor would be hard. Indeed, the house looks the same, but the big difference is the yard. It has going from being a fairly empty 1/4 acre lot to now being filled... Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2022 at Greensboro Daily Photo
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Those penguins at the Greensboro Science Center are so absolutely adorable and they capture the hearts of all who see them. The penguins at the science center are about 2 feet tall. They are African penguins, native to the beaches of southwestern Africa. Their favorite food is herring, and they love playing with cat toys. As you can see from the above photo, they are also very adept at entertaining themselves. According to the website of the Greensboro Science Center, the penguins are crate trained, trained to come up for food, get on the scales for their monthly weigh ins,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2022 at Greensboro Daily Photo
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National Night Out (NNO) is always the first Tuesday in August. The seeds of the initiative began in 1970, in the western suburbs of Philadelphia.* It is an initiative to help build safe communities, for neighbors to get to know each other and their surroundings. It is a way for law enforcement and community members to get to know each other. NNO brings law enforcement and neighbors together for a positive reason. There are 38 million "neighbors" and 16 thousand communities registered. However, who knows how many people participate who do not formally register. On "sure bet" neighborhood we knew... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2022 at Greensboro Daily Photo
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The Cole Family Monarch Conservation Center and Butterfly House is now open at the Greensboro Science Center. It is a new (permanent) exhibit, located in the front of the building. As you can see from the above photo, while the butterfly area is enclosed, it is open to the outside, with netting to keep butterflies in, yet making the area open to the outside. It is a fabulous way to see butterflies up close and to watch their behavior as they travel through the wildflowers. Inside, there is a temporary, traveling exhibit about butterflies. Children traverse a maze learning about... Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2022 at Greensboro Daily Photo
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Happy August 1st. As of today, some Guilford County Schools are back in session with workdays starting for teachers. Traditional schools start later in August. As the 2022-2023 school year is rolling out, it seems fitting to feature a school. The above photo is of the entrance to the Doris Henderson Newcomers School in northwest Greensboro. The school was initially built as Guilford Primary, a traditional elementary school. However, in 2007, it opened as a school to bridge the language gap for students in 3rd- 12th grade who are new to the United States and with novice level proficiency in... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2022 at Greensboro Daily Photo
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New Goshen UMC was erected in 1970. It is located at the corner of Randleman Road and Shoffner Court, just down the road from the Wal-Mart on Elmsley Street. The church is located on the site of the original home of the Greensboro Red Wings, a community Negro baseball team that was organized in the 1930s. Goshen School was also located on this site. The school was built in 1930, and closed in 1950 when Rena Bullock School opened and replaced it. Thomas E. Alston, who played for the Redwings, became the first Black man to play with the St.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2022 at Greensboro Daily Photo
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2021 saw the opening of the Murrow Boulevard section of the Greensboro Greenway and, now, in 2022, we have the above work of art installed! If you have driven past the southeast corner of Murrow Boulevard and East Market Street, likely you have noticed the intricately detailed 13' tall mosaic sculpture, Vigilance, by Chapel Hill artist, Theresa Arico. The above piece is a central candle with three surrounding benches; each segment contains excerpts from Amanda Gorman's inaugural poem, "The Hill We Climb". This piece of public art, located on the Greensboro Greenway is installed for all to enjoy. Imagine being... Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2022 at Greensboro Daily Photo
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As you are planning out your weekend, on Saturday, consider heading over to St. Francis Episcopal Church on Lawndale Drive for a pop up book event. The event will be much smaller than their traditional shows. They are making a real effort to be COVID safe. Also, only paperbacks will be offered- two dollars for the larger paperbacks and one dollar for smaller format books. Book sales are a key way for St. Francis to raise funds and, the money they earn, goes right back into the community. As an example, after the last sale, they were able to help... Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2022 at Greensboro Daily Photo
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This is what it looks like when a thunderstorm is about to roll in in northwest Greensboro, and there have been several this week. The greens range from chartreuse to dark forest green. Grays range from almost white to charcoal to onyx. The different textures of the grasses and shrubbery really stand out as the skies darken. Such was the view of the Farm Course of the Greensboro Country Club this past Tuesday. About the time we took this photo, the "clear the golf course" siren started blowing. Lightening had been seen and it was too dangerous to continue playing... Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2022 at Greensboro Daily Photo
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As the Eastern Music Festival (EMF) is coming to a close this week, you have only a few more opportunities to hear wonderful classical music by EMF students who have spent the summer honing their performance skills. This year, there are about 250 students from 41 US states and nine countries.* EMF has been special to us in Greensboro since its origin 61 years ago. It is a chance to showcase our city to all of the participants from elsewhere. The above photo features Dr. Judie Davie Wright and John Keane. John is the 2022 recipient of the Dr. Kieth... Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2022 at Greensboro Daily Photo
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Greensboro is a great city for baseball and we have team options from youth T-ball and baseball programs for school aged children to a triad adult baseball team to the minor league baseball team, the Grasshoppers. There are also all levels of play from YMCA recreational ball to Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) programs. The above AAU game was being held in the World War Memorial Stadium on Yanceyville Street; former home of Greensboro's minor league team- then known as the Bats. Now, the World War Memorial Stadium is where the NCA&T Aggies play their games. The stadium is located on... Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2022 at Greensboro Daily Photo
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Today's photo features the alley between the downtown Marriott Hotel at 304 North Greene Street and the parking lot beside it. Straight ahead in the photo is a view of 348 North Elm Street, a single-story, flat-roofed building near Tanger Center. We don't tend to think of Greensboro as an angular city full of bold, geometric shapes. However, this photo, in black and white, really emphasizes the angles in the scene. The stripes on the pavement, the squares near the top of the N. Elm Street building, and the sunny/shaded (chiaroscuro) section on the pavement all come together to add... Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2022 at Greensboro Daily Photo
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So often we associate spirituality with a religion, a place, a doctrine, or even a building, However, at the end of the day, spirituality is about the people, what they believe, and their community of practice. The above photo features a few of the people (Janis Antonek, Katja Brown, Mary Bryan-Stewart, Dave Stewart), all from Greensboro, who drove to Winston-Salem to hear RevMariela and to be in her presence. On July 10th, RevMariela delivered a sermon at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Winston-Salem. The smile on her face, the flowing, white cotton dress and the long, blue scarf are characteristic... Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2022 at Greensboro Daily Photo
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Summer to us means having the opportunity to interact more with nature. In Greensboro, in the right environment, butterflies abound. The above female, eastern tiger swallowtail spent a lot of time in our yard yesterday morning. We know it was a she because of the iridescent, blue wash on her wings. Often, in nature, the males are more colorful; not true in the swallowtail kingdom. The swallowtails utilize many host plants, but really love trees. We have wild black cherry and tulip trees in our yard; both favorites of the swallowtail. They like to come lower to the ground for... Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2022 at Greensboro Daily Photo
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That was quite a lot of rain on Greensboro yesterday afternoon. However, rain was just what we needed; the crops were thirsty! The above sunset is from Wednesday and taken in northwest Greensboro near Lake Higgins. This is not the time of year when the sunsets fall directly over Lake Higgins, at least not from Carlson Dairy Road view. However, there are still open fields in the northwest part of town, including the farm golf course for the Greensboro Country Club, so there are plenty of angles to get a nice view of the sky. If you are in Greensboro... Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2022 at Greensboro Daily Photo
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Today's 8 ft. x 26 ft. dress is a piece of sculpture from the exhibit entitled "Ostensibly So"at the Weatherspoon Art Museum at the corner of Tate and Spring Garden Street on the UNCG campus. The artist, Leslie Dill, fashioned it out of a mannequin, oil paint, oil pastel, fabric, paper, wood, silver and gold leaf. The words and images relate to Dill's concerns: Cruelty and violence, lust, forgiveness, reflection, and transcendence. Today from 12 noon to 1pm. there will be a free talk at the Weatherspoon about the three dimensional objects in the gallery. The presenters at these events... Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2022 at Greensboro Daily Photo
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WFMY News 2 is located at 1615 Phillips Avenue. It has been a landmark on Phillips Avenue since 1949. While the building looks fairly nondescript on the outside, once inside, it it clear you are in a news studio. It is a whole separate world in there; fitted with sets, lighting, computers, cameras, and everything to interview, write, and deliver the news. This facility was actually the site of the first live television broadcast in North Carolina in 1949 and the second television station in the state.* The first was in Charlotte. Their coverage extends between Charlotte and Raleigh. They... Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2022 at Greensboro Daily Photo