The Christmas Lights of Rocky Mount Are Turning On

Returning from the mountains after Thanksgiving with family, I could hardly wait for daughter Claire to turn on my street knowing my neighbors on either side would have finished their Christmas decorating. Absolutely beautiful, AGAIN! My autumn wreath still on the door looked finished for the season. The cull-de-sac street is short, no traffic, tucked … Continue reading The Christmas Lights of Rocky Mount Are Turning On

Troy Davis Cuts the Ribbon on Opportunity- The Davis Lofts on Main Street

Troy Davis Cuts the Ribbon for Davis Lofts A lovely evening: Friends, family, prospective renters and curious folks gathered last Friday night to celebrate the ribbon cutting for the Davis Lofts. The few photographs I took give away my interest in the brick walls that were left exposed, the paint and plaster that honor the … Continue reading Troy Davis Cuts the Ribbon on Opportunity- The Davis Lofts on Main Street

Wednesday – Podcast Day – Storytelling, Preservation, Restoration, Repurposing – City Council – Main Street and Beyond

TALKING MAIN STREET WITH STEPHENY CLICK ON: https://anchor.fm/stepheny-houghtlin If you live in Rocky Mount NC or care about preservation, want to stay caught up with Main Street success stories, you'll want to listen to Stepheny's take on things. This latest podcast links Charing Cross Road in London with the revitalization of Main Street and beyond. … Continue reading Wednesday – Podcast Day – Storytelling, Preservation, Restoration, Repurposing – City Council – Main Street and Beyond

Direct Your Feet to the Sunny Side of the Street

WASHINGTON STREET I grew up listening to my parents sing in the front seat of the car. (Stardust and Melancholy Baby were my father's favorites.) I knew the words to The Sunny Side of the Street by the time I started school. The melodies and lyrics that have followed me through my life play quietly … Continue reading Direct Your Feet to the Sunny Side of the Street