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The March First Friday was so much fun downtown. In addition to all the regular activities along Elm Street, the Greensboro Cultural Center on Davie Street was filled with performances, vendors, and opportunities to make and see art. The above photo features Joanne Rich facilitating a collage make-and-take. Joanne is an accomplished, award winning collage artist and currently has a piece showing at the Center for Visual Artists, which is located in the Greensboro Cultural Center. At the make-and-take, Joanne gave participants and much help as they wanted and worked on her own piece when workshop participants wanted to work... Continue reading
Posted 4 hours ago at Greensboro Daily Photo
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March is upon us and soon it will be spring. Also, on March 10th, Ramadan starts. The Islamic Center of Greensboro was established in 1984 and the local Muslim population has continued to grow since then. The majority of the residents who practice religion are Christians and only 3 cities in the United States have more churches per capita than Greensboro.* Christians will be celebrating Easter at the end of the month. Passover will not be until April this year and Orthodox Easter will not be until May. Many of the spring celebrations center around a rebirth of sorts. Flowers... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Greensboro Daily Photo
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The spring sports season is well underway and softball is the favorite of many. The above photo shows the UNCG women's softball team practicing on their home field at the corner of Walker Avenue and Josephine Boyd. Today, the Spartans are on the road at Elon University. The season will run into early May. The next home game will be Sunday, March 3rd at 1:00 pm in this stadium. If you are available, head out to watch the team, as the University is on Spring Break and so the players are working hard turning a time when many of their... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Greensboro Daily Photo
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Have you voted yet? Early voting seemed to be gaining traction yesterday. The above photo was taken at Lewis Recreation Center at 3110 Forest Lawn Drive. This center is one of Greensboro's ten recreation centers. If you go there to vote in the afternoon, you will see students enjoying the after school program. Early voting can be done anywhere. However, be sure to take a form of identification. You have today and tomorrow to vote early. We didn't see any candidates out, but we did see lots of signage. We expect we will see the results after voting on Tuesday... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Greensboro Daily Photo
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Closing out Black History Month, with an extra day this leap year, we find ourselves on the stairs of the Historic Dudley Memorial Building. It was originally the administration building on the campus of North Carolina Agricultural and Technical University (NC A&T). It was built in 1930, making it close to 100 years old. It is a beautiful brick building that now houses the University Galleries. The architectural style of the building is Neoclassical Revival; you can see the columns peeking on the outer edge of the photo. While the building isn't visible here, what is in view is the... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Greensboro Daily Photo
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Last night, Tamika M. Davis, MLS, MS (on right), presented a session on artificial intelligence (AI) in education. The session was hosted by the Beta Gamma Chapter of North Carolina Delta Kappa Gamma (DKG), and on the left is Brittany Roberts, President of the Beta Gamma Chapter. DKG is an international society of key women educators. Davis and Roberts are both key women educators. One of the goals of DKG is to apprise educators of trends and issues in education. AI is a rapidly evolving technology and it is important for teachers to know how to use it as a... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Greensboro Daily Photo
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When we were out exploring northeast Greensboro this weekend, we stopped by The Lusk Center, Caregiving Education Center. Located at 2501 Summit Avenue, the center is a palliative and hospice care collective. They specialize for tailoring care plans to meet the needs of their clients. End of life care is never easy, but it helps to have people listening to patients and caregivers. In front of the building is the sweetest statue. The Boy and His Dog, donated by Joseph M. Bryan, Jr., was created by Lloyd Le Blanc and Judith Holmes Dreary. This husband and wife duo have created... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Greensboro Daily Photo
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Yesterday, we posted on the Freedom Fridges at the East White Oak Community Center on 10th Street in northeast Greensboro. Today, we thought we'd take you inside this wooden building that has played a significant role in this community for over 100 years. We're not sure about the artwork. The mural on the left looks like a work in progress. If you are local, you probably know the people on the right. Those wooden floorboards in this hallway look like they've seen a lot of traffic over the last century plus. When it opened in 1916, it was originally a... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Greensboro Daily Photo
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Usually, we post something religious or spiritual on Sundays. Yesterday, we had a chance to attend the installation of the Freedom Fridge at White Oak Community Center on 10th Street. While people do have church services here, its primary function is not a house of worship. It is a community center where people come together to help each other, giving what they can, is pretty spiritual. The Freedom Fridge was stocked to the gills with staples. The pantry to the right is stocked with items not needing refrigeration. The food items are open to the public and is open 24... Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2024 at Greensboro Daily Photo
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This past Tuesday, February 20th, a statue was unveiled in Center City Park in honor of Justice Henry E. Frye and Shirley T. Frye. This inspiring Greensboro couple attended the event with their family, Governor Roy Cooper, Mayor Nancy Vaughn, and other prominent Greensboro citizens. It is so appropriate that both appear on the statue together as they are a team, united in their efforts to serve community and to live meaningful lives. Henry Frye has achieved many firsts in his life, Among them, he was the first African-American chief justice in North Carolina; the first elected to the North... Continue reading
Posted Feb 24, 2024 at Greensboro Daily Photo
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305 Kensington Road is a home in Sunset Hills, just down from The University of North Carolina Greensboro (UNCG). It is a property with a yard that has been well loved and tended. It was also the home of Fred Chappell, esteemed author, poet, and emeritus professor at UNCG from 1997-2002. He was poet laureate of North Carolina from 1997-2002. Fred Chappell was born in Canton, North Carolina (about 20 miles west of Asheville in Haywood County), in 1938. He died recently- this past January 4th- at the age of 86. If you want to know more about him, and... Continue reading
Posted Feb 23, 2024 at Greensboro Daily Photo
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Sometimes, driving around Greensboro looking for something to post on Greensboro Daily Photo feels like sleuthing. We were driving on Green Valley Road on a recent afternoon when the sun was low to the horizon and the cement and glass building above was shining brightly. We stopped to have a look and there was no sign of what happens in that building. We did notice the sign on the entrance said "ITG Brands". Returning home, we were able to research and learn that it stands for Imperial Tobacco Group. In 2015, Lorillard was one of four cigarette brands that divested... Continue reading
Posted Feb 22, 2024 at Greensboro Daily Photo
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Driving down Battleground Avenue yesterday, we did an about face and pulled into the Office Depot Parking lot to investigate the new construction at 2412 Battleground Avenue. This property has been many things over the years. This address needs a personal archivist to document all of the iterations of the space. Our earliest recollection is that 2412 Battleground was a bank. Then, in 2003, Bardy's Jewelry left Friendly Center to relocate here. After Bardy's, about 4 years later, Mythos Grill moved into the space. Mythos was at 2412 Battleground for about 13 years, before moving to across Battleground near Biscuitville... Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2024 at Greensboro Daily Photo
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Yesterday's post featured cross-country walker Holden Ringer. Today, we're featuring the venue where Holden made his presentation and answered our seemingly endless stream of questions. We met at Transform GSO, an event space at 111 West Lewis Street. This downtown co- working space dates back to 2014 when Andy Zimmerman and Ken Causey opened it as HQ Greensboro. In 2020, the space was rebranded as Transform GSO and has expanded to a location next door at 111 Bain Street. These spaces are transformative in that they bring community together and help entrepreneurs and start ups and early stage companies. The... Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2024 at Greensboro Daily Photo
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Last night, Bicycling in Greensboro and The Community Bike Shop hosted a potluck for Holden Ringer who is, literally, walking across America. Holden shared his journey with a group of about 20 people at Transform Greensboro at 111 West Lewis Street. Holden is 331 days into his journey that began in Washington State and will conclude in Connecticut. He has walked 3,800 miles and has about 700 more to go. Holden is an Emory University graduate, where he studied marketing, American history, and German. He is making this journey because he is committed to making America more walkable. He walks... Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2024 at Greensboro Daily Photo
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The Friendly Avenue Church of Christ at 5101 West Friendly Avenue has a new light up sign where the message changes after about a minute. Indeed, it draws attention, making you fix your eyes on the church. It is a large lot located between Lipscomb Road and Westland Drive and across the street from Trinity Church. Friendly Avenue Church of Christ is a dynamic congregation that hosts many events and has local and international ministries. They have a community kitchen partnership with Greensboro Urban Ministries. One of their upcoming mission trips is to the Dominican Republic. They also offer a... Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2024 at Greensboro Daily Photo
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How lucky the businesses and residents of Greensboro are to have so many great resources in our community. Two of those resources are right here in today's photo: Latoya Harris (left) and Amanda Smith (right). Ms Harris is an Organizational Development Manager and Ms. Smith is a Talent Acquisition Consultant for the City of Greensboro. Their offices are at 300 West Washington Street, where they work to help the people and culture of Greensboro. Currently, more that 3,500 people are employed by the City of Greensboro and they attended yesterday's career expo in the Elliot University Center at UNCG. The... Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2024 at Greensboro Daily Photo
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Today, we're featuring Thomas Hefner who is a North Carolina train host. Hosts volunteer their time to ride trains and assist passengers as needed. They answer questions about trains and area attractions. Mr. Hefner's fascination with trains began as a child in Catawba County County where the Southern/Norfolk Southern AS (née S)-line ran from Asheville to Salisbury and with the old Carolina And North-Western running trains south from Newton and tracks into Caldwell County from Hickory. A science teacher by profession, Mr. Hefner teaches chemistry, physics, and earth/environmental science at the Middle College at the University of North Carolina Greensboro.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 16, 2024 at Greensboro Daily Photo
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As you know by now, we love to explore Greensboro and Guilford County in our spare time, often getting lost in new places. Of course getting lost is not the same with GPS and digital navigation. A couple of weeks ago, we explored the southeast end of the county near Sharpe Road and Englewood Forest, right were East Gate City Boulevard and I-40 come together. The above house at 3503 East Lee Street caught our eye because it reminded us of housing in Mexico and other countries- especially the bright colors and the stucco. It evokes the feeling of a... Continue reading
Posted Feb 15, 2024 at Greensboro Daily Photo
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What are your plans for Valentine's Day this year? Such is the question being asked in the window of the Biltmore Hotel at 111 West Washington Street. According to its website, the Biltmore Hotel is Greensboro's oldest hotel. The hotel has a lot of provenance and, fortunately, the history of the hotel and all of the functions it has served during the many iterations. Fortunately the stories and documentation are available online (HERE). It has been under new ownership since 2007 and the new owner works hard to keep the hotel upscale, but cozy. The photo represents a fun window... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2024 at Greensboro Daily Photo
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Tis the season for hellebores to be blooming. These low growing plants make lovely ground cover. Ours love their location under a stand of trees. The five-petal, bowl-shaped flowers and the green foliage add a great pop of color when so much is brown. In our yard, they are the first flowers to bloom. They are also known as lenten roses because they are often in bloom during Lent. If you want a lovely selection, they are usually available in February at the Yanceyville Farmers Market. Also Gethsemane Garden & Nursery at 3707 NC-150 is a great place to start.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2024 at Greensboro Daily Photo
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This past weekend at the corner FARMERS MARKET, we finally met up with Kathy Newsom who is the manager of the corner market. As a result of the role she plays in the corner market it, indeed, seems as if she knows everyone. And, from the above photo, you can see she greets everyone with a smile. Kathy's involvement with the corner market dates back to its early beginnings in 2013 in the old location at Sticks and Stones parking lot at the corner of Walker and Elam. She was home schooling her children and wanted them to learn what... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2024 at Greensboro Daily Photo
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Today is Super Bowl Sunday, which means it is the last day to order soup from Saint Andrew's Episcopal Church. Church members will cook to bring you four different soup options. For $13 per quart, you can order corn chowder with bacon, Italian turkey sausage with white beans and spinach, West African sweet potato peanut, and hearty tomato bisque. You must order ahead of time- specifically by today. Soup pick up will take place on March 16th and 23rd at the Corner Market from 8:00 am- 12:00 noon, and at the St. Andrew's Parrish Hall on March 17th and 24th... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2024 at Greensboro Daily Photo
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Do you love to window shop? Some cities are knows for window displays, especially NYC. Downtown Greensboro, on Elm Street, some stores consistently have inspiring window displays Oscar Oglethorpe Optometry (OOO), on 226 South Elm Street, is one such place.The above photo features their current window display. The eyes play with the theme of what happens inside the store. The hearts are a nod to Valentine's Day. The pops of pink brighten up an otherwise gray winter day. The multi- talented Rafa, an Oscar Oglethorpe employee, designed the window. Oscar Oglethorpe is located in the Ellis Stone building, which was... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2024 at Greensboro Daily Photo
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As we head into the weekend, you will surely see us around town taking photos. The above photo features the 300 block of South Elm Street in downtown Greensboro. This is one of our favorite sections. We love getting a cup of coffee from the Green Bean and sitting there mapping out our weekend plans. It isn't First Friday, but there will still be plenty to do. We love buildings/businesses that date when they were established. The Green Bean says "Est 2002" and Natty Greene's says "Eat. 2004." We're not so sure we would have guessed that the Green Bean... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2024 at Greensboro Daily Photo