//Let’s Take A Hike! January 28, 2021//

Lots of new trails coming!
Plus local chocolate bars, a free concert, and a Master Plan!

// The Good News //

a photo of greensboro's friend's home property from a drone

Friend’s Home has donated over six and a half acres of their property to connect and enhance their campus trails to the Bicentennial Greenway. This grows our already extensive trail network – Greensboro has almost 100 miles of trails and greenways, with more planned!

a drawing of greensboro's plan2play map of greenways in the city

Greensboro’s Plan2Play Parks and Rec Master Plan is quite extensive and works to connect eleven greenways and trail systems throughout the city? The Master Plan also has a cool history of our city’s growth, parks, and economy. Definitely worth a quick flip through!

// Local Flavor //

Joyland Provisions three chocolate bars with one opened at the top to show the bar under the wrapper chocolates greensboro nc

Valentine’s Day is approaching and we’ll make it easy for you – get your loved one (or yourself!) a chocolate bar (or two!) from Joyland Provisions. This company roasts their cocoa beans and pours their bars right here in Greensboro! We usually get our bars at the Greensboro Farmer’s Curb Market, but you can also find them at Scuppernong, Design Archives & online.

// Things To Do //

uncg's college of music collage performance

We’ve always wanted to experience UNCG School of Music’s Collage performance, and this year they are making it easy to watch from the comfort of your home! Just like the name implies, there will be a variety of musical performances that are sure to delight any music lover. Hit the trails during the day on Saturday and then sit back and enjoy this musical performance as a great way to end your day. They will be live streaming this Saturday night, January 30th at 7:30pm. Donations will be accepted and will go towards scholarships for their music students.

// Spaces //

a photo of a mural by gina elizabeth franco that is painted on brick with a black background and an image of a piece of paper torn from a notebook with the words I miss you so much and a small red heart grass is in the foreground of the photo

This is one of our favorite spaces and we visit it often since the mural changes every once in a while. Painted by muralist Gina Elizabeth Franco, this one was up this spring, there’s a new one up now. You can visit it behind Savor The Moment Bakery on Davie St. in downtown Greensboro.

// Parting Shot //

a photo of downtown greensboro at dusk with dark silhouette of trees on either side of the foreground


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//What’s Shakin’? January 7, 2021//

And the answer is… cocktails to go! Plus snow, cozy spaces & a cool new park!

// The Good News //

snow on a metal gate between brick buildings and a narrow alley with water fall

We could be getting snow! Look for 1-1.5″ to dust (or soak?) Greensboro on Friday. A sunny weekend means it won’t stick around, but it will be a beautiful time to get outside and play! Then we may get a little more on Tuesday, too!

// Did You Know? //

Alex Trebek of Jeopardy standing on stage holding his iPad

The answer is: Greenboro, NC.

The question: Where was Jeopardy’s first ever Champion from?

If you really want to feel nostalgic, catch Alex Trebek’s last episode this Friday on ABC, and check out his heartwarming Thanksgiving message, which seems as timely as ever. Ever wondered if you could make it onto the show? Take the Jeopardy test to find out.

// Local Flavor //

two mason jars of mixed drink sit on a wooden railing with dram and draught sign in the background

Takeaway cocktails have finally come to North Carolina! NC bars and restaurants are allowed to to sell cocktails for delivery and carryout. The only rule? Make sure to put your cocktail in your trunk (or out of reach of the driver’s seat) so you don’t run afoul of the law. It’s a great way to support your local drinking establishment while we’re distancing. We sampled a few of our faves from Dram & Draught last week. They’re as good as what’s served on site (and they come in reusable mason jars… hooray for no waste!)

// Spaces //

inside the farmers wife antiques store in greensboro nc wooden bread bowls hold green moss balls on a turquoise farm table with wooden shelves behind it

Winter is officially here and if you need a cozy spot to get some inspiration, The Farmer’s Wife in downtown Greensboro has plenty. They’re located at 339 S. Davie Street, behind Natty Greene’s. Be sure to make your way all the way to the back to see the tableau above (which changes regularly) and check out their fresh flower arrangements – they’re also a full service florist!

// Progress Report //

looking toward joy mongers brewery from lofi park with new permaculture plantings and tile concrete wall looking on from the intersection

That cool grassy area in front of Joymongers has just gotten cooler. This corner of Eugene and Smith Streets is officially named LoFi Park (short for Lower Fisher Park, not a lack of access to WiFi) and the space just got a remodel by the Greensboro Permaculture Guild whose work shows up all around downtown; along the Greeway in front of Deep Roots, and in the back alley between Elsewhere and SouthEnd Brewing Co. to name a few spots (which are totally worth finding!)

// Parting Shot //

a view of nathaniel greene statue with the setting sun