If you really enjoy Greek food, music, dancing and Old World hospitality, you have two choices this weekend: You can fly to Athens for a quick trip or, if that doesn’t fit in your schedule, you can go to the Greek Festival at the Dormition of the Theotokos Church at the corner of Friendly Avenue and Westridge Road Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 6 p.m. For more information, call (336) 292-8013 or visit dormition.nc.goarch.org.
The next Rhino Times Schmoozefest is Thursday, Sept. 29 from 6 to 8 p.m. at The W on Elm in downtown Greensboro, 324 S. Elm St. Business professionals who sign in and wear a name tag are invited to enjoy free beer, wine and hors d’oeuvres.
And with kids back in school, it’s just a matter of time before the holidays. The Rhino Times is asking loyal schmoozers to help make Christmas special this year for the 470 children in Guilford County foster care by bringing an unwrapped toy for a child or a gift card for a teen to Schmoozefests through November. Tax-deductible donations can also be made out to Celebrate the Children, the organization that will distribute the presents.
According to an email that I received from the News & Record, the daily has dropped its home delivery price to 50 cents a week, less than the cost of one daily paper. If they drop the price any further, the News & Record and the Rhino Times will be the same price.
As part of my job this week I had to spend some time looking for a photo in my old Page High School yearbook. I wouldn’t want to do it everyday, but once every 10 years or so is a lot of fun. I had no idea I was in the Latin Club. Maybe I wasn’t, but I am in the Latin Club yearbook photo.
The Muse and I spent the weekend in Nashville. I thought I might be discovered as the next huge country star but I believe the fact that I can’t sing and can’t play a single musical instrument may have held me back.
Still, Nashville is an impressive place. I didn’t count them but was told there were 22 construction cranes currently in operation in downtown Nashville. I do know that it seemed like there was some construction project in every block that you had to go around.
The place is booming. Nashville has a population of about 700,000 and has a combined city-county government with 40 elected officials on the metro council. It’s definitely a different form of local government, but whatever they are doing sure is working.
I don’t know how I missed it, but evidently Greece has been in such financial trouble that it sold the Parthenon to Nashville.
I know my slow moving left lane friends out there will be up an arms again, but having spent 14 hours on the road last weekend I am more convinced than ever that the biggest troublemakers on the road are the drivers going slower than the prevailing traffic in the left hand lane.
It’s hard to believe that a formerly reputable newspaper would include this sentence on its front page: “The NCAA’s decision would immediately cost Greensboro $16 million in tourism revenue.”
Nobody knows how much it will cost Greensboro in tourism revenue. It might cost the city $14.2 million or $17.8 million. Tourism figures are estimates, not real numbers. The fact that a round figure – $16 million – is used is proof that it is a guess. “An estimated $16 million according to the Greensboro Area Convention and Visitors Bureau” was all that was needed to make that obviously false statement into something that is defendable.
I know the N&R is short on reporters, but have they fired all their editors also?
Downtown Greensboro Inc. (DGI) has taken over the Christmas Parade. The Jaycees were glad to hand over the leadership reigns to another organization and with DGI President Zack Matheny thinking up ways to make the parade bigger and better there is no telling what it will become. But you can safely bet it won’t be boring.