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This past weekend, the Greensboro Summer Solstice event was held in the Greensboro Arboretum in Lindley Park. The event was started in 2005 to promote the beauty of nature and the diversity of Greensboro. The event, held this past Saturday featured a bazaar, entertainment, a parasol parade, a drum circle, and a fire finale. This year, there was an entrance fee of $5. Money collected made it possible to pay the performers. While, on the one hand, that may have prevented some individuals from being able to attend, on the other, it is unreasonable to expect professional performers to work... Continue reading
Posted 14 hours ago at Greensboro Daily Photo
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Sometimes you can tell a lot about people simply by driving down the highway behind them. The Greensboro workers in the above photo are very religious and a Christian. They work in a profession that requires the use of ladders, possibly painting. They are patriotic, as they have an American flag in their rear window. We're betting that today, Sunday, they are somewhere in a church in Greensboro. Hopefully, they are with family and are able to have the day off, a day of rest. Hopefully, you are having a good day, whether you are in Greensboro or elsewhere. Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Greensboro Daily Photo
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Today's photo features a cup of tadpoles. Yes, you read correctly, a cup of tadpoles. The above green concoction is actually algae growing in a container of cuttings from a fig tree that we have been trying to get to grow roots this past month. We've had no luck on growing fig trees, but after yesterday's rain and today's sunshine, the green liquid is growing tadpoles. Likely, they are tree frogs. They must be fairly hardy creatures as you can purchase them on eBay. Regardless, we're trying to make sure that they don't get too hot or that the rain... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Greensboro Daily Photo
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Happy Sumer Solstice today! In the northern hemisphere, today is the day with the most total hours and minutes of daylight. In Greensboro, the sun rose at 6:02 am and will set at 8:39 pm. After today, daylight will decrease slightly until December 21st. Greensboro has some fun solstice events. Today, is the 15th Annual WAM Summer Solstice Party at the Weatherspoon Art Museum, beginning at 5:30. Tomorrow, from 2-10, the Greensboro Summer Solstice Festival will be happening at the Greensboro Arboretum. Please consider donning an outfit as cheerful as the above sunflower and head out to celebrate, light, nature,... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Greensboro Daily Photo
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This purple martin habitat is located on Lake Higgins. If you notice, the gourd-like nests have slats, specifically designed to only allow entrance for the purple martins. At the 10:00 position, a martin is in position to squeeze into its nest. This nest design is important because, otherwise, European sparrows invade the nests. The purple martin population has suffered severely over the past century, almost completely diminished by the 1980s. Thanks to great conservation efforts, these birds are making a come-back. The above cluster of nests is maintained by Don and Trent Taylor, who are members of the Purple Martin... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Greensboro Daily Photo
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Happy Juneteenth, the oldest known celebration to commemorate the ending of slavery in United States, after the Civil War.* Today's photo features the bust of Dr. Martin Luther King that Wilbur Mapp originally made out of cement. The photo was taken on the MLK holiday this past January, just prior to the ceremony to rededicate the bust in its current location in Ole Asheboro. See here, for a photo of Mapp's family surrounding the work of art, with Jim Gallucci who cast the bust in bronze so that it would last longer. Dr. King worked tirelessly for equal rights, civil... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Greensboro Daily Photo
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The Greensboro Science Center, located on Lawndale Drive, just keeps getting better and better. The aquarium exhibit has expanded and provides so many different displays of ocean animals. From penguins to a giant octopus to everything in between, the aquarium is a fabulous experience. There are also many other science and animal displays. It is easy to spend an afternoon at the center- especially in summertime. If you are looking for a gift for a friend or family member, consider a membership to the Science Center. For less than $40, you can purchase a gift that will last all year... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Greensboro Daily Photo
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MUSEP 2019 has been in full swing for a few weeks this year. Greensboro's free concert series, "Music for a Sunday Evening in the Park," has been going strong in Greensboro for forty years. The concerts vary in style of music and location. Last night's concert was held in Barber Park in East Greensboro; the Philharmonia of Greensboro played Classical Music and Pops. The weather was a little hot, but no rain! Next Sunday, the concert will be held in Lindley Park at Starmount Dr. and West Market Street. It will be an evening of Americana and Nu Blu (Bluegrass).... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Greensboro Daily Photo
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The Friendship Friends Quaker Meeting is located in a former private residence at 1103 New Garden Road, directly across the street from the Frank Family Science Building at Guilford College. It is also located in Quaker Acres beside the Friends Home Senior Living Community. On the edge of the property, you can see the little path that has been forged by the senior Quakers who can walk to the meeting house. The room where services is held is filled with chairs around the perimeter. In traditional quaker worship, "(a)ttendees are encouraged to speak once "the Spirit finds you", thus meaning... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2019 at Greensboro Daily Photo
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If you are in Greensboro and looking for summer fun, consider going to see a movie, especially one outside of your favorite genre. For even more fun, give yourself a little tour of all the public artwork around the city, especially in Midtown. You can combine both of those activities by heading to Red Cinema where you will find these larger-than-life 3D glasses and some murals to look at through them. When the lighting is right, these 3D glasses make a great backdrop for photos, The murals are also photogenic and used by many photographers during photo shoots and by... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2019 at Greensboro Daily Photo
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Patty Tiska is one of those people who left the corporate world to teach, and hasn't looked back. She has been teaching in the Guilford County public schools for 14 years. Patty teaches English to students whose dominant/home language is not English. When she starts talking about teaching, her passion for her students comes through loud and clear. To stay fit, Patty swims with the Greensboro Community Y Masters' Program. If you notice her t-shirt and license plate, you will see that she is passionate about swimming, too. She first started swimming when she was eight years old. Her sister... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2019 at Greensboro Daily Photo
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Barefoot Modern is a young, energetic, four-piece band from Greensboro. In the above photo, they are featured playing live and singing, on Tuesday, during the taping of NPR's "The State of Things" at Triad Stage. They played between segments and closed the show. Lead singer, Tegan Dean, attends Lees-Mcrae College. The other three members are at Appalachian State in Boone. They classify themselves as a indie, with pop and rock mixed in. To be sure, when drummer, Caleb LeJeune and Dean sing, their sound is polished and powerful. LeJeune writes most of the lyrics on the topic of what is... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2019 at Greensboro Daily Photo
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Frank Stasio hosts his National Public Radio show, "The State of Things" for WUNC once a month from Greensboro. The live show is on air on Tuesdays, broadcasted from the 3rd floor space at Triad Stage. Attendance is free, as long as you send in your ticket request and space permitting. The venue is intimate and the cafe seating adds to the charm. One of the topics addressed on yesterday's show was housing insecurity in Greensboro. In the above photo, Stasio (left) is photographed with Richard Barron, a city reporter for the Greensboro newspaper, The News and Record. They discussed... Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2019 at Greensboro Daily Photo
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Golf course maintenance is big business in Greensboro because we have so many public and private courses in the area. From the Wyndham Championship, which is a professional tournament on the PGA tour, to high school matches to people out on putting greens, all levels of golf are available in Greensboro. The above photo shows someone smoothing out the sand on one of the sand trap features at the Farm Course of the Greensboro Country Club. This course is located at Carlson Dairy Road. This course has Zeon zoysiagrass which tends to be a little hardier than Bermudagrass.* As feasible,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2019 at Greensboro Daily Photo
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The Never Too Late Bluegrass Band from Pleasant Garden/Greensboro, NC, was formed in 2001. With a dobro, bass, banjo, guitar, and mandolin, this quintet is known for their fantastic bluegrass picking and performing. They perform regularly in the Piedmont area. This past weekend, they completed and performed in the Bluegrass Band Contest at the Mt. Airy Fiddlers Convention in Surry County, NC. Greensboro, and the surrounding communities, have so much live music, especially in the summer. While Never Too Late is not on the lineup this summer, MUSEP has started its free concerts in the park and there will be... Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2019 at Greensboro Daily Photo
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St. Benedict's Catholic Church is located on North Elm Street in downtown Greensboro. Built at the end of the 19th century, it is the oldest Catholic church in Greensboro. The sanctuary is small, but oh so beautiful. Recently, it underwent extensive renovation and is absolutely breeathtaking inside. See, here, where we featured the interior last year. However, this past week, we were driving by and noticed some exterior work being done. Possibly the brick was getting pressure washed. Since St. Benedict's is just down the street from the Tanger Center for the Performing Arts, it is nice that it looks... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2019 at Greensboro Daily Photo
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This Old Irving Park house, located at 300 Cornwallis Drive is so full of southern charm. From columns, to topiaries to large front porch, to a great lawn, the property has so much street appeal. It was built in 1961, has over 5,000 square feet of living space, and a full basement. There is no shortage of space indoors and out. When we feature homes in Greensboro, we often feature bungalow-esque properties or ones that maybe have fallen into disrepair, and may not be long for this world. However, especially to those from elsewhere, we don't want to misrepresent Greensboro.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2019 at Greensboro Daily Photo
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Today's view is from Hamburger Square downtown, looking over at the building at 400 South Elm Street. This building is the Old Southern Railway Passenger Depot. It dates to the late 1800's when it was filled with people and goods coming and going, back when Greensboro was known as the Gate City. The depot used to have a pointed, chateauesque roof on it.* The building has not been a passenger depot since 1927, but has been used by Norfolk Southern Railroad as office space. It is a glorious, historic structure that will hopefully get some new windows and be restored... Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2019 at Greensboro Daily Photo
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Katie Drive is located in northwest Greensboro, accessed from Carlson Dairy Road. The above photo shows a typical house and lot; a midsize-large house of recent vintage; nice landscaping with a woodsy back yard. The wooded areas in the back are a nice buffer from North Battleground Avenue. The neighborhood is filled with families of all ages and stages. Usually there is one house or two for sale, at most, in this neighborhood located at the entrance to the clubhouse of the Greensboro Country Club, Farm Course. Most of the houses on Katie Drive have a well-manicured front lawn. The... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2019 at Greensboro Daily Photo
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Here you see crew working on the Tanger Center for the Performing Arts. The photo was taking last week and, as you can see, they are making great progress. Tickets are now on sale for the general public and they are selling well. This venue will do to the performing arts and indoor performance what nearby LeBauer Park has done for outdoor performing and gatherings. For the Broadway series, the packages are really reasonable considering you get passes for free parking and you get to see such great productions. Locals will no longer need to drive to Durham or Charlotte... Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2019 at Greensboro Daily Photo
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The McGee Street bridge is getting repainted and will be closed until June 17th. This is located at Hamburger Square, with Natty Greene's to the left. It is hard to believe that this is one of the main areas of downtown. Without any traffic, it almost looks like a country road. Unless you are a cyclist, you probably haven't noticed that the bike lane goes right down the middle of the road. The railroad tracks are above the blue tarp and the part being painted. The main inconvenience is when a train crosses South Elm Street; McGee is a main... Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2019 at Greensboro Daily Photo
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Lime scooters are back on the streets of Greensboro. The above photo features a young couple navigating the app and preparing to try them out. This collection of scooters is located at the corner of Walker and Elam. They tried them out and they seemed to work perfectly. Fortunately, in this part of town, there are bike lanes your alternative vehicle safety. The photo was taken from inside Fishbones Restaurant, where you can sit and watch all of the coming and going along the main intersection of Lindley Park. You can also eat some delicious fish and chips. If you... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2019 at Greensboro Daily Photo
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When the morning sun is shining, College Park Baptist Church looks like it is glowing. While its address is officially Walker Avenue, the entrance faces the street that was formerly Aycock and is now Josephine Boyd Street. Josephine Boyd Bradley, who died in 2015, was the first African American student to attend the all-white Greensboro City School, now Grimsley. The diversity of the congregation, and their belief in social justice, is to be commended. Were she alive today, Dr. Boyd Bradley would be happy to know that this Baptist Church, on the street named for her, is one that welcomes... Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2019 at Greensboro Daily Photo
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This is a different view of the intersection of South Elm and West McGee Streets, taken with Natty Greene's behind the camera. This area, known as Hamburger Square is a vibrant part of downtown with thriving businesses on three of the four corners and the fourth is green space. It is a fun part of town to explore on foot. If you want to know more about Hamburger Square, read this article archived at the Greensboro Public Library. One interesting fact is that at one time, in the early 1940s, there were eating establishments on all four corners and none... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2019 at Greensboro Daily Photo
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This is the Wrangler building on North Elm Street as it looks today. The word "Wrangler" remains and "Lee" has been added below, since Kontoor owns both brands. We don't know if Contour will add a sign more permanent than the vinyl banner, but for now, this is the view from the Tanger Center for the Performing Arts. Kontoor already has a box for special performances at the Greensboro Coliseum. We're wondering if they will have one at the Tanger Center. We already have an idea where employees will park while they go to performances across the street! Have a... Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2019 at Greensboro Daily Photo