Almanac Sept 2017

For man, autumn is a time of harvest, of gathering together.  For nature, it is a time of sowing, of scattering abroad. — Edwin Way Teale Soft thuds of September apples tap at the windows of [...]

A Slice of Heaven

Joe and Liz Kelleher keep the home fires burning in their hidden Green Valley ranch By Jim Dodson   •   Photographs by Amy Freeman   “This,” Joe Kelleher says with a wry little grin as he [...]

A Walk in the Garden

A long and vibrant life, and memories of a beloved white peony By Ross Howell Jr.   Amy Forbis sits in an overstuffed chair by a window that looks out on her backyard garden. The garden is [...]

The Soul of an Urban Farmer

Innovative Aussie gardner, Stephen Johnson, makes his mark on Greensboro’s Lindley Park neighborhood Next objective: The City at large By Maria Johnson   •   Photographs by Lynn Donovan   If [...]

Paradise Reclaimed

From a dozen hidden springs comes fabled Buffalo Creek, a once-troubled waterway along which generations of Greensboro folks have played ball, pitched woo, made their morning run or evening walk. [...]


Dear Sylvia   I wait for you here with my coffee cup and newspaper, and I watch the sea. The dolphins head up the beach, and in the evening scallop down. The force of their numbers through [...]

Wandering Billy

Rites of Passage Remembering old friends and places, and welcoming a new life to the Gate City   By Billy Eye “I know he’s a gentleman because I saw him come out of a room that said so.” — [...]


Haunting Call of Summer’s End The plaintive song of the mourning dove   By Susan Campbell Doves are very much taken for granted, though they are almost everywhere we look. Their [...]

In the Spirit

Bar Staples Don’t come home without ’em   By Tony Cross This Month, I couldn’t resist sharing what I keep in my personal liquor cabinet — my home bar staples. I may be biased, but I’d say [...]

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