MADE 4 the Holidays at the Greensboro Farmers Curb Market Arts, Crafts, and Pottery Festival- November 16, 2014

The MADE 4 Holidays Market is scheduled for Sun., Nov. 16 at the Greensboro Farmers Curb Market, 501 Yanceyville St., 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Shoppers will find unique and beautifully handcrafted gifts for anyone on their shopping list. MADE 4 Holidays Market is the largest all local, NC made arts, crafts, & pottery show. From leather bound journals crafted by Lindsay Armistead to fine pottery by Charlie Teft, shoppers will find a variety of handcrafted jewelry, bath & body, fiber art, fine art, floral art, packaged artisan foods, and so much more! Enjoy live music throughout the day in the Harvest Room with Marcus Horth beginning at 1 pm - 2:30 pm followed by Stained Glass Canoe from 2:30 pm - 4 pm. Listen to a preview of Stained Glass Canoe at

In addition, two food trucks will be on site during the event. Urban Street Grill features tacos, burritos, ginger chicken and tofu options while Wright Up Ur Galley offers fish, chicken, burgers, and vegetarian options. Cafegency Coffee Truck will also be serving fresh roasted coffee to start your morning as well as smoothies and ice coffee. MADE 4 Holidays Market encourages the community to keep your dollars local and support talented artists in North Carolina. The market is an indoor facility with free admission, WiFi, and plenty of free parking as well as an ATM on site. The second MADE 4 the Holidays show will be held on Sunday December 7, 2014, 11 am – 4 pm.

About the Market

Greensboro Farmers Market, Inc. (GFM) operates the Greensboro Farmers Curb Market on behalf of the City of Greensboro. GFM is a “501c3” nonprofit. GFM provides greater Greensboro with opportunities to purchase and learn about local food and setting. GFM encourages and supports the growth of local foods and artisan goods businesses to improve greater Greensboro’s economy, support better health through healthy eating and build social and community connections.

Greensboro Chef Chris Blackburn to be Featured on UNC-TV’s “Flavor, NC”

Josephine’s award-winning Executive Chef prepares dishes celebrating truffles from NC

"Josephine’s Bistro Co-Owner and Executive Chef, Chris Blackburn, joins with Jane Morgan Smith of Keep Your Fork Farm in King, to create delicious dishes with locally sourced Black Winter truffles on the October 30 episode of “Flavor, NC,” the UNC-TV program showcasing North Carolina agriculture. The show will premiere at 10:30PM with an encore airing on November 2 at 7:30PM.
Chef Chris Blackburn and Jane Morgan Smith connected when Blackburn was on the lookout for unique North Carolina sourced ingredients for his restaurant, Josephine’s Bistro, in Greensboro.  “Autumn traditionally marks the start of truffle season and I was on a mission to find the best in the region. I had no idea I’d find them just an hour away,” Blackburn laughs. Keep Your Fork Farm specializes in black Périgord truffles, a gourmet item that fits perfectly with Josephine’s culinary approach of uniquely prepared dishes featuring ingredients raised or grown by local farmers. Blackburn expects to use Smith’s truffles in newly created recipes at Josephine’s this fall.
Smith, who also serves as the Executive Director of the North American Truffle Growers’ Association (NATGA), believes collaboration with Blackburn is important. “With the help of chefs like Chris, we are developing North Carolina as ‘the next Napa’ for truffle farming,” states Smith.
On “Flavor, NC” Blackburn, cooking in Josephine’s open kitchen, Blackburn prepares three exciting new recipes highlighting Keep Your Fork Farm’s black Périgord truffles.  Blackburn’s mouth-watering dishes include Roasted Cauliflower Leek Truffle Bisque, Truffled Chicken and Dumplings, and Black Truffle Pasta.

About Josephine’s Bistro
Aptly named after award-winning Executive Chef and co-owner Chris Blackburn’s grandmother, Josephine’s Bistro offers an appealing assortment of dishes inspired by the season and served in a warm and inviting atmosphere. Guests are encouraged to savor both the food and the company. A full bar and an extensive wine list are available to complement the menu and enrich the experience. Located on historic Spring Garden Street in Greensboro, NC, Josephine’s Bistro is open Monday through Saturday with convenient Car Park service offered Wednesday through Saturday evenings. Josephine’s Bistro will soon be open for lunch and is available for private events.

Eat well and be well."

- A Press Release

City Offers Outdoor Adventure Day for Persons with Disabilities on October 25

"GREENSBORO, NC (October 23, 2014) – The Greensboro Parks and Recreation’s Mainstream Resources Unit, UNC Greensboro, and Bridge II Sports are offering an adapted outdoor adventure day for people with physical disabilities and their families from 10 am to 2 pm Saturday, October 25 at Lake Higgins, 4235 Hamburg Mill Rd. The outdoor activities include kayaking, archery, and fishing. UNCG therapeutic recreation students will be on site with a to assist. For more information or to register, contact Mainstream Resources at 336-373-2954 or via e-mail at"

- A Press Release

Police Chief Search Underway, Public Invited to Share Thoughts

"The City of Greensboro is kicking off its search for a new police chief this week and residents of the City will have the opportunity to weigh-in during the process. There will be a community meeting to discuss important factors involved in selecting a new chief at 6 pm on Thursday, Nov. 6, at the International Civil Rights Center and Museum, 134 S. Elm St. Residents who cannot attend the meeting can log online at and complete an opinion survey about the chief’s search.

The City has retained Developmental Associates LLC to conduct the search. The position will be advertised through mid-December, with candidate screening and assessments scheduled to take place in January and early February. The new chief is scheduled to be selected in mid-February."

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Greensboro Farmers Curb Market Hosts Apple Pancake Day on Saturday, Nov. 1st from 8 AM til 12 PM

"Greensboro, Oct. 17, 2014 – The Greensboro Farmers Curb Market, 501 Yanceyville St., is serving up apple pancakes as a part of our Apple Pancake Day. The pancakes will be prepared by Chef Alex Amoroso of Cheesecakes by Alex, a regular vendor at the market.

Customers will also be able to sample a wide variety of mountain-grown apples that are available in the market.

There will be live music all morning out on the lawn (weather permitting) starting with Rufus Webster at 8 am - 10 am followed by Dean Driver at 10 am - noon. Hear a preview of Dean Driver at

Pancakes will be $5.00 per plate with proceeds to benefit the Greensboro Farmers Curb

About the Market

Greensboro Farmers Market, Inc. (GFM) operates the Greensboro Farmers Curb Market on behalf of the City of Greensboro. GFM is a “501c3” nonprofit."

- A Press Release

Historical Museum Gets Spooky This Saturday

"Everyone loves a good, spooky tale and storyteller Cynthia Moore Brown brings something new to each story she shares. Join her on Saturday, October 25 at 2 pm in the First Presbyterian Church Cemetery behind the Greensboro Historical Museum for Ghost Stories in the Graveyard featuring family-friendly “spooky” tales. Even the most timid listener becomes involved in Brown’s stories, helping to create the mood and the sound effects—the leaves rustle, the doors creak, and the ghosts whisper.

Brown specializes in stories about historical mysteries in North Carolina and has published several books: Folktales and Ghost Stories of North Carolina’s Piedmont, Folklore and Food: Folk Tales that Center on Family and Food and Down-Home Cooking all of which will be available that day.

From 2:30 to 6 pm, revelers of all ages have the opportunity to explore the rest of the Cemetery during a Cemetery Walk. “Ghosts” of Greensboro’s past will be there to share their stories from long ago. And fans of classic films will also get to see the restored 1929 version of Phantom of the Opera at 2:30 pm and The Cat and the Canary, a spooky and comedic film from 1927 at 4:15 pm in the auditorium. The films are rated PG.
This event is part of the Greensboro Youth Council’s Ghoulash celebration, an afternoon of free and fun Halloween activities in the Cultural District.

The Greensboro Historical Museum, a member of the Smithsonian Institution Affiliation Program and accredited by the American Affiliation of Museums, is open daily except Mondays. There is no admission fee. For group tour information, call (336) 373-6831. For general visitor information, go to or call (336) 373-2043.


The Greensboro Historical Museum is a division of the City of Greensboro Public Library Department. The City works with the community to improve the quality of life for residents through inclusion, diversity, and trust. As the seventh largest employer in Greensboro, the City has a professional staff of 2,800 employees who maintain the values of honesty, integrity, stewardship, and respect. The City is governed by a council-manager form of government with a mayor and eight council members. For more information on the City, visit or call 336-373-CITY (2489)."

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The 29th Annual Piedmont Blues Preservation Society's Band Blues Challenge Sunday at the Blind Tiger

"The 29th Annual Piedmont Blues Preservation Society's Band Blues Challenge will be held Sunday, Oct 26, 2014 at the Blind Tiger, 1819 Spring Garden Street.  This year's challenge will host twelve (12) bands, five of which are from outside North Carolina; with entrants from Virginia, Tennessee, and South Carolina. The remaining bands are from Greensboro, Winston-Salem and Charlotte, North Carolina.

The nonprofit group, Piedmont Blues Preservation Society, as part of it's affiliation with the Blues Foundation in Memphis, TN has been holding Solo/Duo and Band blues challenge talent contests since it's inception in 1985. Winners of the talent contest advance to the International Blues Challenge held every year in Memphis. This past year over 250 International acts filled the venues on Beale Street to vie for top honors.

Two preliminary rounds of six acts will get underway at 1:00pm at the Blind Tiger, with the top three acts moving to the final round. Admission to the event is $5.00 for PBPS members, $7.00 for general public until 5:30 when general public admission rises to $10.00. Additionally, we are selling raffle tickets for a custom built Ambrosia Maple snare drum crafted by David Kindred valued at $1200.00. Raffle Tickets are available at the challenge and online at All proceeds from the ticket sales, raffle, and food sales at the blues challenge  will be used to defray the costs of travel for our first-place finalists in Solo/Duo and Band Challenges to Memphis, TN for the International Blues Challenge in January.

Here are the acts and preliminary round timeslots for each.  The top three places in each round will draw for their time slots in the Final Round after the second round has been tallied.
Round 1-
1:00 - Bobby & The Good Times
1:25 - 3 Cylinder Dynamo
1:50 - Amy & The High Lonesome Boys
2:15 - Marvelous Funkshun
2:40 - Flying High
3:05 - Smokestack Lightnin' Blues Band - Virginia
3:30 - Break for Score Tallies and announcement of top 3 advancing to Final Round

Round 2 -
4:00 - The Bell Hornets - Virginia
4:25 - Jake & The Comet Conductors - Tennessee
4:50 - Gene Gene and the Blues Machine
5:15 - Peter May & The Rough Band
5:40 - Raisin' Cain Band - South Carolina
6:05 - The Bush League - Virginia
6:30 - Break for Score Tallies and announcement of top 3 advancing to Final Round

The Piedmont Blues Preservation Society held it's Solo/Duo Challenge last Sunday with 12 solo/duo acts. First place in the solo/duo competition went to Peter May from Winston-Salem, Second place went to Todd Verts & Danie Jones of Greensboro, and Third place went to Morgan Geer, from Asheville.  We congratulate all that competed."

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New Winston Museum 'Living Out Loud in Winston-Salem'

"Please join New Winston Museum on Thursday, Oct. 23 at 5:30pm for our next Salon Series event, "Living Out Loud in Winston-Salem," in honor of National LGBT History Month. The discussion will feature a panel of local LGBTQ advocates exploring past accomplishments, joys and challenges facing the Winston-Salem community. Panel participants include Teri Hairston, Mark Maxwell, Gary Trowbridge and Frank Bendetti, Brent Morin and Li Hooper. 

This event is part of New Winston Museum’s 2014 Salon Series calendar. The monthly Salon Series features a broad range of local historians, artists, writers, musicians, crafts-folk and other specialists. Speakers discuss aspects of their work and their process to find interpersonal connections with their work and the broader community. This event is free and open to the public. Overflow parking available in the Old Salem Visitors Center lot. For more information contact us at 336.724.2842 or"

- A Press Release