From the mean streets of College Hill: News, warnings and coming soon to Tate Street: dumplings

Warning No. 1: Risk of bottoming out on Tate Street

a white car sits across a sidewalk avfter bottomong out while trying to enter alley off tate street

The alleyway running from the 100 block of Tate Street to McIver looks innocent enough, but when entering from Tate Street, watch out. This car bottomed out on the sidewalk Friday morning, requiring a tow truck to rescue it. The driver said he had driven up from McIver before and gotten out onto to Tate with no problem. He wasn’t the first driver this has happened to. Don’t take anything for granted there.

News from Tate Street: A non-pizza restaurant is coming

storefront with sign reading, "Coming Soon! May Way Dumplings"

It turns out there actually is one type of restaurant that hasn’t been tried on Tate Street: dumplings. The upfitting of the former University Laundry location, next to China Wok, appears to be nearly complete for the opening of May Way Dumplings. The restaurant looks to be a Greensboro location for a shop in Winston-Salem’s Reynolda Village.

For a limited time only: The ’60s come back to the Weatherspoon

pop-art portraits of james brown and others

“Boisterous prints by Robert Stanley, printed in bright colors on Day-Glo paper, glorify some of the important musical icons of the decade: the Beatles, James Brown, Dionne Warwick, the Rolling Stones, the Beach Boys, and the Shirelles.”

The Weatherspoon’s contribution to UNCG’s yearlong look at the 1960s is a lively exhibition featuring a large sample of the museum’s collection of works by Andy Warhol, Diane Arbus and Larry Clark, Roy Lichtenstein, and Robert Rauschenberg, among others. “1960s: A Survey of the Decade” will be up until February 17, and it’s a terrific example of why the WAM is considered one of the leading museums of modern and contemporary art in the Southeast. A separate exhibit features Warhol’s prints, Polaroids and photographs, also from the museum’s collection.

Another current exhibition, “Dread & Delight: Fairy Tales in an Anxious World,” also is worth a long look.

Warning No. 2: Parking tickets are no joke

pickup truck with not one but two Denver boots on it

The dreaded Denver boot on South Mendenhall Street on Friday

parking ticket crumpled up on the ground

Someone’s asking for it.

It’s not too unusual to see a car get the boot for unpaid parking tickets, but this scofflaw apparently had enough to merit the parking-enforcement version of double-secret probation.

Be advised: There aren’t enough parking-enforcement officers to ticket every culprit, but they do come around reasonably often. And when they’ve had enough of you, they will boot you.

 

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Voter information for the elections on Tuesday November 6: Congress, Legislature, judges and constitutional amendments

three women sitting at a table in front of the beautifully restored 919 Spring Garden Street

UNCG students and others walking on Spring Garden Street had easy access to voter information Tuesday morning. Susan Stone, Cathy Cordero and Betty Best (left to right) were distributing information on the election, including the highly controversial amendments to the state Constitution proposed by the state Legislature.

With a week left before the November 6 elections, there’s still plenty of time to learn about the issues, vote early or make your plans to get to your polling place next Tuesday.

Our precinct’s voting location is the Reynolds Center (the former YMCA), 1015 W. Market Street, at the corner of Tate and Market streets. College Hill’s district information for various offices on the ballot:

Voter guides produced by various partisan organizations:

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You can help the Tate Street Revitalization Project by filling out a short survey

view of tate street looking toward market street from the weatherspoon

A group of  MBA students at UNCG are working on a plan to revitalize the Tate Street business district. They’re seeking feedback from Tate Street customers and nearby neighborhoods. It would be very helpful to them if you could fill out this online survey. It’s short; I filled it out in less than five minutes.

Becky Paterson of Sister’s Jewelry and Gifts initiated the project with the help of Reggie Delahanty of the City of Greensboro Economic Development office and the Bryan School of Business and Economics. It’s independent of UNCG’s planning for a Visual and Performing Arts Millennial Campus, which is already taking shape on Tate Street.

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Two large trees brought down by Tropical Storm Michael

Tree hangs on utility lines over Tate Street

A large tree is suspended by utility lines over Tate Street on Thursday evening after Tropical Storm Michael passed through. The tree is in the 300 block. The city closed Tate from Carr Street to Walker Avenue.

Tree down on Walker Avenue

A tree was split in the 900 block of Walker Avenue by Thursday’s storm. It didn’t block traffic. Good Neighbor Joy Herndon was preparing to put her chainsaw to it just before dark, even though it’s on her neighbor’s property, not hers.

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Tate Street Festival: Saturday, October 13, 1 p.m. to 7 p.m., celebrating the art and music of the Piedmont

Poster for the Tate Street Festival, Saturday October 13, 2018

 

Click here or on the poster for more information.

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Double Oaks event Oct. 19 to benefit Rett Syndrome research and child of longtime College Hill resident Josie Clark-Tripodo

Poster for Rett research fundraiser

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Dog walkers, please note: Two new dog-bag stations installed

black dog sitting in front of the dog-bag station

Good dog Charlotte at the new dog-bag station at Spring Garden and Jackson streets. (Photo by Wes Gilbert)

Two new dog-bag stations have been put up in College Hill. They’re at the corner of South Mendenhall Street and Rankin Place, in front of the apartments at 200 S. Mendenhall, and on Jackson Street between Spring Garden Street and Morehead Avenue in front of 406 Jackson Street. Neighborhood pedestrians and dog walkers can thank neighbors Wes Gilbert, Clara Kelly and Lyddan Pawlowski for installing the new stations.

The two new locations bring the total to four in College Hill. The others are at Springdale Park, on Spring Garden Street near Springdale Court, and on the pergola at the corner of South Mendenhall and Walker Avenue.

The College Hill Neighborhood Association cordially invites all of the neighborhood’s dog walkers to make the fullest use possible of these facilities.

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Condolences to the family of James ‘Dorn’ Yeattes

james yeattesJames “Dorn” Yeattes, 56, of Tate Street, died Thursday at his home. Dorn worked as a self-employed mechanic. He also was a gardener and sold produce at the weekly farmers’ market at Elam and Walker avenues. Survivors include his brother, Jeff Yeattes, and his wife, Karen, of Tate Street.

Funeral services will be held on Monday at 2 p.m. at Peace United Church of Christ. Burial will follow at Greenhill Cemetery in Greensboro. The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. at the church.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial contributions be made to Peace United Church of Christ, 2714 W. Market Street, Greensboro, NC 27403, “or in memory of Dorn, take time to do a good deed for someone.” Click here for more information.

 

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Spartan Open Pantry seeking donations of food and/or money to help feed homeless and hungry students at UNCG

Volunteers at the Spartan Open Pantry

Each year many new and returning Spartans are coming from families who are experiencing challenging economic times. This is presenting unique challenges for many of our Spartans that are trying to do well in school, “fit in,” and figure out what their future will look like. … Without support systems in place, these students, many of whom prefer to remain hidden during hard times, are facing these challenges alone while struggling to provide for their own livelihood.

— the UNCG Dean of Students office

We rarely think of undergraduates as poor, hungry or homeless, but there are low-income students who struggle to get by. The Spartan Open Pantry at UNCG helps provide food for these students and some staff members, and it needs support from the community.

Donations can be brought to the Associated Campus Ministries building, adjacent to the Walker Avenue Parking Deck. Monetary contributions can be made with checks written to the Wesley-Luther Campus Ministry, ACM Center, UNC Greensboro, 500 Stirling Street, Greensboro NC, 27403.

The pantry’s current specific needs include:

  • Dry pastas
  • Canned pasta sauce (no glass, please)
  • Canned meat
  • Canned fruits
  • Rice
  • Hot cereals such as oatmeal and granola
  • Any feminine hygiene products
  • Soaps
  • Shampoos

Two items the pantry has plenty of right now are canned beans and corn.

The pantry is run by Wesley-Luther. It’s located at College Place United Methodist Church at Tate and Spring Garden streets. It’s part of a program called Partners Assisting the Homeless & Hungry Spartan, operated by the UNCG Dean of Students Office.

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Neighborhood Watch: Recent reports of crimes nearby that we should be aware of

It may be a fluke, but there have been more serious police reports than usual in neighborhoods in our part of Greensboro recently. As followers of Nextdoor.com know, College Hill has had a few crimes reported this summer — including four reports of items being stolen from front porches — and it’s also worth being aware of what’s going on around us.

man in t-shirt and shorts outside house

Photo taken from surveillance video in the Brice Street neighborhood, from a Nextfdoor.com posting today

Most of the following appeared on Nextdoor, going back to the beginning of July. That does skew things a bit. Some neighborhoods — Brice Street, College Hill and Fisher Park in particular — are more active than others (Glenwood and Westerwood, for example) in using the site to report public-safety issues.

  • Brice Street neighborhood (2100 block of Spring Garden), August 20: “This man [the post included the photo at right taken from a surveillance video camera] walked down my sidewalk on spring garden and turned to come to my house I was at my desk and saw him coming and where I keep a .45 and he turned to my house and then stopped when he noticed the camera. I am positive he is holding a gun in his hand under his shirt/shorts. I am positive this man was intent on harm and it was clear I was home as lights were in tv playing and car in driveway. I took video to police and wanted to share.”
  • Fisher Park, August 19: “Heads up to everyone. Discovered early this morning all of my tires had been slashed. Never had any problems in the 6 or so years I have lived here. Car was parked on street as always. Just wanted all to be aware.”
  • Fisher Park, August 10: “The Fisher Park Community has a thread on Facebook where residents are sharing surveillance video and pictures of the man trespassing on their property. … The Fisher Park community is on alert after seeing the man pictured above wandering around the area, demanding money, falling asleep on porches, and even gaining access into apartment buildings.” (via WFMY-TV)
  • College Hill, August 8: “Unfortunately it looks like 12 chairs and two tables that belonged to Amy Solo were stolen from my front porch mid-afternoon today. According to James a white van pulled up in front of my house facing the wrong way (south), loaded up the items and drove off.  … Very distressing – first time in 40 years I’ve had anything removed from my front porch – and in the middle of the day??”
  • Fisher Park, July 19: “I want everyone in Fisher Park to know that I discovered early in the morning of July 19th that someone had picked up a block of cement and smashed the windshield of my car, then ripped up flowers in my wife’s garden. … I have lived in Fisher Park for 12 years with my car parked on the street in front of my house without incident prior to this vicious occurrence.”
  • Fisher Park, July 13: “Home Break-In during day — Friday morning 7/13 between 11am – 12noon the back door of my neighbor’s house on Magnolia Street was kicked in. Gold jewelry was taken and the bedroom ransacked. The police were called and said this has been a pattern.”
  • Brice Street, July 12: “FYI tonight just minutes ago a gang of young people were caught trying to break into my son’s vehicle on Milton St. My son chased them and the police used dogs and trapped them in a fenced area.”
  • College Hill, July 1: “Three robberies occurred within 10 minutes the evening of Sunday July 1. Greensboro Police report that three suspects have been arrested and charged with the crimes. The robberies were the first reported in College Hill since March.”
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