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Call to Artists for next neighborhood artist bench

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We are seeking applications from artists for the next neighborhood artist bench on the Downtown Greenway. This is the fourth neighborhood bench commissioned for the Downtown Greenway. It will be located on a section of the trail that runs along Bragg Street at the intersection of Arlington Street. The artist will be asked to collaborate with residents from Greensboro’s Asheboro Square and Arlington Park neighborhoods through a Community Meeting and incorporate concepts generated by that collaboration into the design of the bench. Click here for information on the application process. Deadline for application submission is Wednesday, February 1, 2017.  Questions?  Contact Barbara Peck at jbpeck@mac.com.

It’s Not Easy Being Green Photo Contest Winner

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Congratulations Week 1 Winner (@octoberlight) on winning a $50 Deep Roots gift card! Want to join in? Here's how it works: Take a photo--- or a selfie--- while shopping, dining, or drinking at Crafted Art of Street Food, Preyer Brewing Company, Joymongers Brewing Company, or Deep Roots Market. Photos should be taken between now and January 1, 2017. During this time-frame, post your photos to a public Instagram profile. Each photo posted for consideration must include one of these three tags: #DowntownGreenway or #soGSO or tag @downtowngreenway via Instagram. Each Wednesday, between December 14, 2016 and January 4, 2017, we will announce a winner of a $50 gift card to one of the local establishments. Additionally, we will announce the "People's Choice Award" on January 4th for a $25 gift card to each of the four, totaling $100! Photos will be judged by a committee of Action Greensboro and the Downtown Greenway. The "People's Choice" prize will be given to the photo that receives the most "likes"... so share news of the contest with others and get them to vote! Prize Announcement Dates: Wednesday, December 21, Wednesday, December 28, and Wednesday, January 4

Greensboro Television Network features the Innovation Cornerstone on “This is Greensboro”

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Rosemary Plybon hosts This is Greensboro -- a block of programming produced by the City of Greensboro to promote new stories in Greensboro. Rosemary produces the segments about the people, places, and events that make Greensboro a unique and attractive city for residents alike. This is Greensboro airs from 6-8 pm on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, and at 12 noon on Saturdays and Sundays. Click here to go to the City's website to find out what channels you can find GTN. Rosemary features the Innovation Cornerstone at Woven Works Park on the Downtown Greenway.  Click here to see the entire segment about the park and all of the elements of play that can be found at the third of 4 cornerstones on the Downtown Greenway.

City of Greensboro Public Workshop on adding Bike Lanes on N. Elm Street

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The City of Greensboro is having an informational workshop on Thursday, December 15 from 4-6:30 pm at St. Pius X Catholic Church at 2210 North Elm Street.  The City will provide information and seek community input on the proposed bike lanes and road layout on North Elm Street from Bellemeade Street to Cone Blvd.  GDOT is proposing adding bike lanes along this section of North Elm Street.  For more information contact Daniel Amstutz at 336.373.2921 or daniel.amstutz@greensboro-nc.gov. Go to www.greensboro-nc.gov/gdot for the on-line survey. Deadline for comments is Friday, January 13, 2017.

NEA book on Placemaking features Downtown Greenway

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The National Endowment for the Arts features the Downtown Greenway as one of 13 case studies across the country that focus on creative placemaking.  The NEA's case study says: "The Downtown Greenway Project continues to reinforce the value of public art and the continued opportunity it presents to redefine and revitalize Greensboro."  Dawn Kane with the News & Record wrote a story about the case study; click here to read article. Click here to read the excerpt on the Downtown Greenway from the NEA Publication "How to Do Creative Placemaking: An Action-Oriented Guide to Arts in Community Development."  To read the entire publication, go to the NEA's website.

It’s Not Easy Being GREEN Holiday Photo Contest

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Here's how it works: Take a photo--- or a selfie--- while shopping, dining, or drinking at Crafted Art of Street Food, Preyer Brewing Company, Joymongers Brewing Company, or Deep Roots Market. Photos should be taken between now and January 1, 2017. During this time-frame, post your photos to a public Instagram profile. Each photo posted for consideration must include one of these three tags: #DowntownGreenway or #soGSO or tag @downtowngreenway via Instagram. Each Wednesday, between December 14, 2016 and January 4, 2017, we will announce a winner of a $50 gift card to one of the local establishments. Additionally, we will announce the "People's Choice Award" on January 4th for a $25 gift card to each of the four, totaling $100! Photos will be judged by a committee of Action Greensboro and the Downtown Greenway. The "People's Choice" prize will be given to the photo that receives the most "likes"... so share news of the contest with others and get them to vote! Prize Announcement Dates: Wednesday, December 14 Wednesday, December 21 Wednesday, December 28 Wednesday, January 4

Yes 4 Greensboro Bonds Passed!

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Thank you to all the who turned out to vote on Election Day and supported all four of the Yes 4 Greensboro Bonds! With the passage of these bonds, funding for construction of Phase 4 (the railroad corridor) of the Downtown Greenway has been secured as well as funding to extend the A&Y Greenway from Markland to Hill Street. Click here to read the article in the News & Record. Keep up to date on the Downtown Greenway construction timeline.

Fresh.Local.Good announces opening of Morehead Foundry

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The former building at 509 South Edgeworth Street has been renamed Morehead Foundry. Morehead Foundry will consist of the Fresh.Local.Good offices, as well as the new restaurants opening soon, Four Flocks & Larder and Revolution Burger. Also in the Foundry will be the Baker and the Bean, Carolina Event Rentals, the Public, and Hush, Greensboro's first true speakeasy. It will be a great destination for Greensboro that is located adjacent to the Downtown Greenway at Morehead Park between Spring Garden Street and Gate City Boulevard.  You'll be able to take a leisurely stroll on the Downtown Greenway and then pop into the Morehead Foundry for coffee or a relaxing dinner at one of their two new restaurants. Go to their website for more information about the businesses and timeline for opening.

Construction on the northern section has begun!

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Construction on the northern section of the Downtown Greenway has begun! The southbound lane from Eugene between Fisher Avenue and Battleground Avenue is closed for construction. The northbound land along Eugene remains open and parking is still accessible for all businesses- Crafted the Art of Street Food, Deep Roots Market, Joymongers Brewing Company, and Preyer Brewing Company. Anticipated timeline for construction of this section is 120-150 days at which time Eugene Street will re-open fully with two-way traffic.  This phase also includes the construction of the triangular park at Smith/Battleground/Eugene and work on this park is expected to happen in January/February.  The next phase will be on Fisher Avenue from Eugene to Greene and construction here will take place between March and July 2017. Click here to see plans for this section. Hear from Jim Jones, owner of Joymongers Brewing Company, in a TWC News story on the construction. Questions?  Contact Eric Tart at eric.tart@greensboro-nc.gov or 336.373.4313.

Workday at Woven Works Park at Innovation Cornerstone

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A volunteer workday is scheduled for Sunday, October 30 from 1:30-4:00 pm at Woven Works Park at Innovation Cornerstone located at the corner of Murrow Blvd and Lindsay Street. Bring work gloves and a shovel-- we'll be planting flowers in the Bird, Bee, and Butterfly Garden on the site. Snacks and water provided.  Questions?  Call Dabney Sanders at 336.387.8353 or email dsanders@actiongreensboro.org.