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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.

First Bike Fix-It Station installed on the Downtown Greenway

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The first BIKE FIX-IT STATION has been installed at Morehead Park on the Downtown Greenway at Spring Garden and South Edgeworth Streets. It was given to Greensboro by BikeWalkNC as a thank you for Greensboro hosting the NC Bike Summit in 2015.  Recycles Bike Shop located at  908A Spring Garden Street has volunteered to maintain the fix-it station and make sure it is in top working condition for when you need to stop by and make a repair to your ride. Stop by and check it out!        

The RESULTS are in from the Run 4 the Greenway!

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The 7th Annual 4 for the Greenway was a HUGE success! We raised over $11,000 for the Downtown Greenway thanks to all the runner and walkers and to our GREAT sponsors for their support in the run! The RESULTS are in! The top winners are: Top 3 males-Andris Goncarous (1st place winner in 2015 and 2016!), Kenwick Brown, & Patrick Westervelt Top 3 females-Clare Cunningham, Hollis Oberlies (2nd place winner in 2014, 2015, & 2016!), & Heather Colleran Congratulations to all the runners and walkers! Click here to see all the results. Check out all the PHOTOS from the run and opening of Woven Works Park.  

7th Annual Run 4 the Greenway-September 24, 2016

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7th Annual Run 4 the Greenway Registration is Open! Mark your calendar for Saturday, September 24, 2016 for the 7th Annual Run 4 the Greenway! #Run4Greenway ANNOUNCING: CHANGE IN LOCATION AND RACE ROUTE FOR 2016! The race route has changed due to the opening of the Innovation Cornerstone later this summer. The event will be held at the Innovation Cornerstone/Cumberland Park at the corner of Lindsay and Murrow Blvd. Start and finish will be at the Innovation Cornerstone. A ribbon cutting for the newly completed Innovation Cornerstone will be held from 3-4 pm. 4 Mile Run: (Click here for the 4 mile route) On-line through September 11 (by 11:59 pm): $25.00 On-line through September 12-22 (by 9:00 pm): $30.00 Registration at Packet Pick-up on September 24 and Day of Race: $35.00 4 mile Family 4 Pack: $80.00 for 4 mile   One Mile Walk/Run: (Click here for 1 mile route) On-line through September 22 (by 9:00 pm): $15.00 (non-timed) 1 Mile Dog Registration: $20.00 1 mile Family 4 Pack: $50.00 for 1 mile Children 6 & under: Free (There is no fee for children 6 & under; however, we ask that you register and sign a waiver. No free t-shirt or beverage.) T-shirts are limited.  Register early to be guaranteed a race t-shirt.  All participants will receive a free beverage at the post-race event (except for children 6 & under). SCHEDULE: 3:00PM-4:00PM – Innovation Cornerstone Ribbon Cutting (remarks at 3:15PM) 3:30PM-4:45PM – On-site Registration & Packet Pick Up at Cumberland Park 5:15 PM – 1 Mile Walk begins 5:45 PM – 4 Mile event begins 6:30-7:00 PM – Projected awards ceremony (will be adjusted based on last finisher’s time) 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM- Music, Entertainment, Food at Cumberland Park For more information about the race course, packet pick-up, awards, or to register, go to the Jones Racing Company www.jonesracing.com . Not a runner and would like to volunteer?  Email Laura Lorenz at llorenz@actiongreensboro.org. THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS!

Downtown Greensboro Restaurant Week

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Mark your calendar for August 22-25, 2016 for the 2016 Downtown Greensboro Restaurant Week benefiting the Downtown Greenway! All restaurants and bars located in and around the Downtown Greenway have been invited to participate. By participating in Restaurant Week, 18% of proceeds from special offerings from each restaurant will go to the Downtown Greenway and you will be supporting the vibrant downtown restaurant community. The restaurants that are on board so far are: 1618 Downtown B. Christopher's Blue Denim Crafted The Art of the Taco Crafted The Art of Street Food Joymongers Brewing Co. LaRue Elm Manny's Universal Cafe M'Coul's Public House Natty Greene's* The Pour House The Table on Elm Tikihut Italian Ice Truck Undercurrent The Worx // 3e3;case"diversity":return g.fillText(h(55356,57221),0,0),c=g.getImageData(16,16,1,1).data,d=c[0]+","+c[1]+","+c[2]+","+c[3],g.fillText(h(55356,57221,55356,57343),0,0),c=g.getImageData(16,16,1,1).data,e=c[0]+","+c[1]+","+c[2]+","+c[3],d!==e;case"simple":return g.fillText(h(55357,56835),0,0),0!==g.getImageData(16,16,1,1).data[0];case"unicode8":return g.fillText(h(55356,57135),0,0),0!==g.getImageData(16,16,1,1).data[0]}return!1}function e(a){var c=b.createElement("script");c.src=a,c.type="text/javascript",b.getElementsByTagName("head")[0].appendChild(c)}var f,g,h,i;for(i=Array("simple","flag","unicode8","diversity"),c.supports={everything:!0,everythingExceptFlag:!0},h=0;h// // // // // // // // *Natty Greene’s is participating in Restaurant Week during their ‘Good Work Wednesdays’ program on Wednesday, August 17th and will give a percentage of sales that day to the Downtown Greenway. Are you a downtown restaurant or bar and did not receive a packet and want to participate?  Complete the participation form and email Nick Wilson at nick@1618concepts.com with any questions.

Have you wondered which plants & trees are on the Tradition Cornerstone site?

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Have you wondered which plants and trees have been planted at the edible orchard on the Tradition Cornerstone site?  Well... we have a complete list! Click here to see a list of plantings and see what plant might be producing fruit next. Did you know that the Edible Orchard on the Downtown Greenway at Tradition Cornerstone is the first public orchard in Greensboro?