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Artist Brower Hatcher Completes Work on “The Gateway of the Open Book” Cornerstone

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Artist Brower Hatcher completes work on The Gateway of the Open Book Cornerstone.  This piece includes Brower’s framework with embedded items created by local artist Frank Russell in collaboration with students from the Warnersville neighborhood, Jones Elementary School, and Smith High School.  This piece will be stored in Rhode Island until the site is ready for installation, which is expected in Fall 2010.

Run 4 the Greenway Event Announced

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An 8k Run, a 1-Mile Walk/Run, and an after party at Center City Park will be held on Saturday, September 11 to raise awareness of and support the Downtown Greenway.  The route will begin and end at Center City Park, follow the Greenway detour route, and include the currently open section.  Registration for the event will be open in mid-July, so stay tuned for more information!

City Council Adopts 2010 Budget

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The 2010 Greensboro city budget includes $1,482,196 allocated for the Downtown Greenway, which allows for the construction of Phase 1A and the Eugene Street Pedestrian Refuge Island, as well as continued design work on the remaining sections of the Greenway.  This 2010 budget is a partial allocation of the $7 million in funds approved by voters for the Greenway in the 2008 Street Improvement Bonds.

Greensboro’s Downtown Greenway Takes Shape

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“Right around the perimeter of downtown, connecting these neighborhoods, there’s not really a good cycling route, and this will be a route that can be used by cyclists of all ages and of all abilities, including families with young children,” said John McLendon, Co-chair of the Greenway technical committee. Watch the News 14 Carolina television report.

Art Gets New Home Along the Greenway

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Triumph, Endurance, Hope, Strength, and Faith again have a place in the Warnersville community.  A group of Greensboro Parks and Recreation workers installed the much-discussed benches at their new home near the Freeman Mill Road exit to Lee Street early Tuesday  morning.  The benches are near their old location, but still within sight of the road.  Read the full Greensboro News & Record story here.

1st Organized Event Held on the Downtown Greenway

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Homeless people, who might have gone unnoticed by many, were recognized by a group of Greensboro residents Wednesday night.  Read the full Greensboro News & Record story here. Photo: Jona Khaosanga (left) and Sara O’Brien (right) joined others at the Downtown Greenway in the annual Greensboro Homeless Memorial Walk and Worship Service. (Credit: H. Scott Hoffman/News & Record)