Monthly Archives: July 2016

It’s Not Too Late! Plant a Fall Vegetable Garden At The Happy Hill Community Garden – Part 2

1208 Gay Street  There is great interest across the country in community gardening. They can be found in public parks, religious centers, schools, backyards, and even on rooftops. Individuals come together to grow food, build relationships, and celebrate their communities. … Continue reading

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Remembering L. W. Farmer -The Community Garden in the Happy Hill Neighborhood: A Public Treasure – Part 1

Remembering L.W. Farmer A Local Patron Saint At The Heart of the Happy Hill Community Garden There is no point writing about this special place at 1208 Gay Street, built upon the once flooded property close to Sunset Park, without honoring L.W. … Continue reading

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Celebrating the 1 Year Anniversary of the Launch of Main Street Rocky Mount 7-22-15-16

I invite you to FOLLOW a blog with an attitude. Republishing the opening post in celebration of the 1 year anniversary of this blog. THANK YOU everyone who is now following and leaving interesting comments. I’ve spent time with fabulous … Continue reading

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Welcome to Beal Street Square – Happy Hill – Part 4

Tell me what you see in this rendering of Beal Street Square that you remember from Part 2 of this series – What is a Shotgun House?  Do you recognize the gable roof lines, the narrow roof over the offset … Continue reading

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Visiting with Aunties Mary and Viola – The Vintage Roses of Beal Street – Part 3

“It is gracious to have old people full of vitality and endowed with wisdom in our society.” ― Lailah Gifty Akita I was taking photographs of the houses in the 800 block on Beal Street. It was Sunday, quiet, no … Continue reading

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Happy Hill – What is A Shotgun House? – Part 2

“A place without meaning is no place to be.” Wayne Gerald Trotman The Happy Hill Neighborhood has broken ground on a new project, Beal Street Square, a cause for celebration. I want to remind you about the architecture you find in … Continue reading

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A Rocky Mount Neighborhood – Happy Hill – Part 1

Pecan Trees Saved at the Neighbors Request “The pale stars were sliding into their places. The whispering of the leaves was almost hushed. All about them it was still and shadowy and sweet. It was that wonderful moment … a … Continue reading

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