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Community Wholeness Event!

Divine Interventions is sponsoring a Community Wholeness Event on Saturday, October 15th from 12- 5 pm at 1214 Grove Street! The event is free to the public! There will be resources for mental and physical health, information on how to obtain a GED through CareLink & GTTC’s partnership, food, games, and activities for the whole family.

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October Programming for Children At the Glenwood Library

The Glenwood Library’s October is packed full of programming for youth! If you are interested, please contact Cindy R. Dye, Youth Specialist at the Glenwood Library at cynthia.dye@greensboro-nc.gov or (336) 297-5000.

Plarn Workshop on Friday, October 7 from 3-5 pm. This is a GCS Early Release day.
Plarn or Plastic Yarn can be used in many ways. This workshop teaches you how to make plarn, and to crochet it into bedrolls for the homeless. Bring at least 10 plastic shopping bags, like you would get at Food Lion (the blue ones are very pretty but any color will do) and a crochet hook size Q. This program is open to Tweens, Teens and Adults, ages 10 and up.

Teen Read Week Book Crush Makerspace, Sunday October 9 from 3-4 pm
Teen Read Week is October 9-15. Teens, ages 11-17, who love to read this program is for you!
Bring a friend and your creativity as we make jewelry, design T-shirts, and other items to show our book crushes.
National Friends of the Library Week is October 16-22.
Show your library some love! Volunteer, join the Greensboro Public Library Friends, or come check-out some books, music, or movies.
Ask about our free data bases for test prep, genealogy research, business building, and learning other languages.
Kids Konstruction, October 19 from 3-5 pm This is a GCS Early Release Day.
Come build with LEGOs, Lincoln Logs, Tinker Toys, KNEX, and Marbleworks. Help us build a library out of LEGOs.

Monster Mash Festival at the Glenwood Recreation Center on October 29 from 6-9 pm
Join us for fun and games, candy and stories, craft activities and music. We have even more to offer this year.
3rd Annual Zombie Walk for Teens, October 31 from 4-6 pm This is a GCS Teacher Workday.
Middle and high school students will start at the Glenwood Library at 4 pm for games, costuming, and Zombie make up. Zombie practice will begin at 5 pm and then the Zombie Walk will take us to the Glenwood Recreation Center for music and pizza.

A message from our newly-elected GGNA president

Hello Greater Glenwood,

Who is Greater Glenwood you ask? It is Glenwood, only greater! I am so honored to be your new President and I look forward to our exciting journey ahead! We are one of the most diverse neighborhoods in our city representing old and young from many cultures and many traditions. Interestingly there are some things which are common to many faiths and teachings. Some bear mentioning:

  • “Life and death are in the power of the tongue” …. from Judeo/Christian Proverbs
  • “A kind word with forgiveness is better than almsgiving followed by injury” …. from the Quran
  • “Words have the power to both destroy and heal. When words are both true and kind, they can change our world”…. Gautama Buddha
  • “If you cain’t say nothin nice, don’t say nothin at all”…. old Glenwood proverb

Please join me as we use the power of our words to build our neighbors up, to give life to new ideas and to heal our neighborhood!

Together we can change our world!

– Kathryn Golden Morris, GGNA President

Kathryn was elected president of GGNA at the May 5, 2016 GGNA meeting. Congratulations to Kathryn and to Patricia Wisneski (vice-president & treasurer) and Casey Thomas (secretary) who were also elected at the May meeting!

Neighborhood Clean- Ups Every Month

Early Smith has volunteered to coordinate a monthly neighborhood clean-up.  The clean-up activities will include parks, streams, trimming trees, trash pick up and more.   The clean- ups are the first Saturday of each month from 10 am to 12 noon.  Meet up at Morris Farlow Park.  Bring work gloves if you have them.  This is a great activity for neighbors of all ages.

A 2015 New Year’s message from GGNA President Elizabeth L. Keathley

The Greater Glenwood Neighborhood Association wishes all Glenwoodians a warm, happy, and productive 2015!

2014 was a challenging year for Glenwood, with divisions among neighbors over the UNCG development and code enforcement leading to condemnations and demolitions of neighborhood houses.  Our MOU committee working with UNCG reached an impasse, and the GGNA membership declared April 29th a “Day of Abomination” after UNCG destroyed the large oak trees on the Rec Center site.  GGNA President Fahiym Hannah resigned for personal reasons.

However, there have also been several positive and hopeful developments:  a GGNA committee has made progress working with the city to address traffic problems on S. Aycock Street and Lovett streets; GGNA members participated in a tree planting in Glenwood, primarily in Steelman and Old Peck parks; our annual holiday potluck attracted many neighbors, including the new community service group Al Shurah; and GGNA officers met with UNCG administrators to come to some accord on several important issues.

During that October meeting, Chancellor Brady made clear that UNCG will NOT buy any property south of the development boundary as shown in the “Revised Vision Plan” of December 2010.  This is a clear signal to homeowners and qreal estate developers in Glenwood that they should not delay rehabbing and making improvements to their property in hopes that UNCG will be buying it from them.  Chancellor Brady will be sending out a letter confirming this information.  That is very good news for Glenwood!

In 2015, let us re-focus on assessing the work we need to do to fulfill the mission of the GGNA, that is, to sustain and enhance the livability of our neighborhood and our natural and built environment.  This work both requires community and helps it flourish.

Let us begin by setting a plan for the year, with work goals, social events, and fun activities that everyone can participate in.  Please come to our first meeting of the year, Thursday, 8 January 2015, 7 pm, at the Glenwood Recreation Center on Coliseum Blvd., so you can participate in the planning.

“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.”

—Laozi

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A New Year, A New Plan for the Neighborhood 2015

This first meeting of the year is Thursday, January 8, 2015.   We will meet at the Glenwood Recreation Center on Coliseum Blvd at 7 pm.   This meeting will include discussion about what we want to accomplish this year as a neighborhood, to build our community, continue our traditions, create new traditions etc.  We need input from eveyone who lives in our wonderful neighborhood.

Bazaar time, too!

GLENWOOD HOLIDAY BAZAAR 2013

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 7th, 11am to 4pm

Glenwood Bookshop
1310 Glenwood Avenue, Greensboro, NC 27403

Glenwood Holiday Bazaar 2013

UNIQUE, LOCALLY PRODUCED, HANDMADE GIFTS!
GREAT FOOD! Lunch available for a donation!
BAKE SALE!
MUSIC!

More information can be found HERE!

It’s Holiday Potluck Time!

GGNA Holiday Potluck

Thursday, December 5th at 7pm
Glenwood Recreation Center, 2010 Coliseum Blvd.

Instead of a “business” meeting, GGNA will hold our annual Holiday Potluck …. bring something yummy to share and meet your neighbors in a fun and inviting atmosphere. Bring a main dish, side dish, dessert, drink, anything you want to share.

Hope to see y’all there!