At Market and Tate Streets, College Hill sign version 2

Sign @ Market & Tate: COLLEGE HILL Historic DistrictThe new neighborhood sign has been has been improved. The original had “HISTORIC DISTRICT” in large letters and “COLLEGE HILL” in small letters. This new one restores the neighborhood association’s original intent (to highlight the name of the neighborhood). It was produced and installed relatively quickly. The CHNA made a decision on the replacement less than two weeks ago.

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Do you recognize this wandering black dog? He seems lost

Small black stray dog, with a bigger yellow lab Small black stray dogA stray dog was roaming around Carr Street this morning. One of my dogs and I corralled him in our back yard. He’s a relatively small black dog with a white patch on his chest, not neutered. He looks pretty young, perhaps not full-grown. He may have been lost for a while. He appears to have a skin problem — he’s lost the hair on one ear and part of his back. Also looks underweight, though not severely. If he’s yours or if you know where he belongs, please email or call me, 456-1957. Thanks.

UPDATE: Charlie has been reunited with his owner. He lives on Morehead Street. Jason Paul of Walker Avenue got me in touch with the little guy’s owner. For future reference, if you see Charlie out loose — this isn’t the first time he’s taken off — Jason or I can give you the owner’s address and phone number.

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Parts of Edgar Street get attention from city, others don’t

Edgar Street with new gravel and dirt

From Carr to Rankin, a layer of new gravel

Several large potholes

From McGee to Carr, potholes remain

Two pieces of Edgar Street received loads of new gravel and dirt this week. The section between Carr and McGee, which may have needed it the most, got nothing. City workers were out for part of the day Monday, working on the Carr-to-Rankin block and the section from McGee to the Sushi Republic parking lot.

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Housing Summit 2016: Restoring Hope, Homes & Communities

Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2016, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., George K Event Center, 2108 Cedar Fork Drive, Greensboro, sponsored by the Greensboro Housing Coalition

The affordability, fairness and safety of housing is a community issue for Greensboro and for College Hill. And it’s an increasingly serious one. The Greensboro Housing Coalition’s annual summit will include breakout sessions on community revitalization, universal design and making homes healthy (asthma partnership demonstration).

  • Keynote speaker: Frank S. Alexander, Sam Nunn Professor of Law, Emory University Law School.
    Mr. Alexander is co-founder and senior advisor of the Center for Community Progress (www.communityprogress.net), an organization that helps communities integrate vacant, abandoned, and blighted properties back into their economic and civic life.
  • Tickets: $65 through February 15, $75 after February 15
  • More information
  • Registration
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Minutes from Dec. 7 CHNA meeting

Minutes from our December meeting, approved on January 25.

CHNA December 2015 Minutes

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Invitation: See 919 Spring Garden’s renovation this Sunday

919 Spring Garden as seen from across the street

919 Spring Garden Street, The Carrie and Charles Angle House

Preservation Greensboro will hold a fund-raising event this Sunday afternoon at 919 Spring Garden Street, the Carrie and Charles Angle House.

The house was vacant for a few years after a major fire in 2011. Once threatened with demolition, the house has enjoyed a complete restoration as a single-family home. The house was saved through a joint effort by Preservation Greensboro and the Preservation Greensboro Development Fund, the College Hill Neighborhood Association and the City of Greensboro.

Come explore this remarkable transformation. As a special fundraiser for Preservation Greensboro, homeowners Rick and Susan Stone are hosting PGI supporters and friends on Sunday from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. For a donation to PGI ($20 for members, $25 for non-members), come and see how this once-vacant house has been dramatically transformed into a charming home.

RSVP to Judi Kastner, 336-272-5003 or click here for email.

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Please let James Keith know if you’re interested in serving on the neighborhood association board; election set for Feb. 22

A message from James Keith, president of the College Hill Neighborhood Association:

Hello neighbors,

The time has come for neighborhood association board elections. The board is composed of seven members and four executive positions of president, vice-president, secretary and treasurer. We have been enjoying strong, forward-moving work between the association and the city over these past few years, and we want to keep that momentum going strong to start looking at larger, capital-scale improvements throughout the district. I would ask that anyone interested in serving on the board be willing to make every effort to be present at the meetings as well as be dedicated to helping, in whatever way they may be able, to pursue long-lasting improvements in our district.

If you or someone you know is interested in being a board member, please email me (click here for email) and express your interest or nominate someone else and they will have a chance to be recognized at our next meeting as an interested person for this next year’s board, and a vote will be taken.

Please be sure to be present at next month’s meeting, Monday February 22, 7 p.m., at the Church of the Covenant.

Even if you are not a board member, our meetings are for ALL residents of this special neighborhood. We are a unique, densely and diversely populated neighborhood that has a lot of room for growth but we need a strong community voice to communicate our concerns, needs, and desires to City Staff and City Council. We hope to see as many of you as possible over the course of this next year of improvements in College Hill.

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Disappointing news from Tate Street (non-snow related)

Thai Garden restaurant with "For Lease" sign in windowThai Garden appears to have gone out of business. I didn’t see the “For Lease” until today. I’m not sure whether they closed just this week or if it happened a while ago and I hadn’t noticed. It’s disappointing to lose another longtime Tate Street business. Thai Garden had been in business for 22 or 23 years, I think. It apparently changed owners in 2014. A review on Yelp says the original owners now run the Thai Garden Express restaurant on Aycock Street across from UNCG and also have a place in the Elliott University Center food court.

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CHNA Minutes from October 26 meeting

Hello all!  Attached are the approved minutes from our last meeting.  My resolution for 2016 is to get these out faster.  Thanks for your patience!  Our next meeting will be on Monday, January 25, 7 pm at Presbyterian Church of the Covenant.  All are welcome to attend.

CHNA October 2015

 

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Snow hasn’t brought life to a total standstill this morning

Snow on Tate StreetA family visits snowy Springdale ParkAs of 11 a.m., streets in College Hill are passable but risky. There is a little traffic out there, particularly on Tate and Spring Garden.

A few businesses on Tate Street are open, including New York Pizza, Tate Street Coffee House, College Mart, Jimmy John’s, Coffeeology and FedEx Office. How long they’ll be open is a good question. I didn’t see NYP or JJ’s making any deliveries when I was out, but that was well before lunchtime.

I didn’t see any streets that looked suitable for sledding — there appears to have been just enough traffic to mess up the snow. Springdale Park is probably the best bet for sledding.

For what it’s worth, a garbage truck made a quick pass through the neighborhood Thursday afternoon. They emptied the few garbage cans that were out but didn’t come back for the recycling. Maybe we’ll see them again before next Friday, maybe not.

 

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