Monthly Archives: July 2014

College Hill Neighborhood Assn to meet Monday, 7/28, 7 p.m.

The July meeting of the College Hill Neighborhood Association will be  held at 7 p.m. on Monday, July 28, 2014 in the Fellowship Hall of the Church of the Covenant, 501 S. Mendenhall St.  The Community Watch meeting will precede the meeting at 6:30 p.m. … Continue reading

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Reminder! Saturday, Music & Arts Festival, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

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Wednesday evening: Architectural walking tour downtown

From our friends at Preservation Greensboro, a free event Wednesday evening at 7, beginning at the Green Bean, 341 South Elm Street:Have you ever wondered why our Elm Street is considered by some to be the best-preserved “big city” main street in … Continue reading

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We can all be happy The New York Times and Vanity Fair are writing about Raleigh’s Oakwood and not College Hill

Is this house too modern to exist? In a historic district, at least? If it were being built across the street from you, would you rally around the credo expressed in a New York Times headline: “Don’t Like Your Neighbors’ House? Sue … Continue reading

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Time to Brag about College Hill!

Here’s our opportunity to brag about College Hill! The News and Record is asking for people to tell what they love about their neighborhood.  Please take a few minutes to contribute your thoughts. They are looking for information to use … Continue reading

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NC Preservation Consortium Offers Course: Preserving Historic Homes

Preserving the Historic House: Best Practices for Building Maintenance Sponsored by the North Carolina Preservation Consortium (NCPC) Salem College, Winston-Salem, NC September 27, 2014, 9 AM -4 PM  A registration form is available on the NCPC web site http://www.ncpreservation.org/events.html Identifying and prioritizing … Continue reading

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Spartan Open Pantry Seeks Food Donations

“Starving college students” is a cliché not so light-hearted when it’s real. At UNCG, 1,400 students every year are literally going hungry. Some are struggling to get by without family support; some are homeless. The good news: Help is available, … Continue reading

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Seeking recommendations on trades persons for new list

The neighborhood association for years has kicked around the idea of putting together a list of recommended trades persons so we all would have a reliable reference for our inevitable and often frustrating searches for competent carpenters, plumbers, etc. Now, … Continue reading

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Highlights of College Hill’s Spring 2014 home-sale season … plus the real (corrected!) price paid for 912 Spring Garden St.

Highlights of the spring real estate season in College Hill: 912 Spring Garden Street A correction: The sale price of 912 Spring Garden Street actually was $185,000, not $135,000, as we previously discussed on the blog. The sales price was … Continue reading

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University General Store closed for renovation

The small orange “CLOSED” sign on the door of the University General Store is temporary. Renovations are under way, though even when the door is open, it’s hard to see what’s being done. The plywood floor is gone; the freezers and … Continue reading

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