Tag Archives: Main Street Rocky Mount

Tell Me I’m Not Wrong About The ‘Band of Brothers’ on Main Street

I tend to romanticize things on Main Street…..I offer no apology. This tendency explains how I came to believe there is a Band of Brothers changing the scene in historic downtown. I love meeting and writing about individuals from various … Continue reading

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Checking On Main Street – It’s a New Dawn, It’s a New Day, A New Life For Us

“A city is not an accident but the result of coherent visions and aims.” Leon Krier, The Architecture of Community Like you, I have been at home practicing patience. I haven’t checked on things downtown for awhile. Since a grocery … Continue reading

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It’s a Lovely Day Today – A Morning With SFH on Main Street

A June 4th morning – I have taken myself off to NABS  (Never A Better Sandwich) for a fresh baked Cinnamon bun, and dare I admit, sweet (tea). I am sitting outside listening to soft jazz, the most divine breeze stirring … Continue reading

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Don’t Lose Sight Of The Issues At Hand With The Rocky Mount City Council

An Editorial on Main Street Rocky Mount – SFH Who Stayed Up All Night and Thought of This? That was my original reaction to the announcement of a new city manager. She came with a dark cloud over her head … Continue reading

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‘Planting Your Flag in the Ground’ – Another City Council Meeting

“If you have eyes to see past the broken glass and boarded facades, if you look up as I do, you will see what I see. Commercial architecture holding the heartbeat and stories of Rocky Mount.” -Stepheny Houghtlin This quote … Continue reading

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Where Are We Today? Grab Your Coat and Get Your Hat – Take My Hand

I grew up listening to Paul Harvey and the rest of the story on WGN radio. The program was followed by Orion Samuelson, who was the “Voice of American Agriculture.” Corn was up soybeans down. Iowa farmer  (somebody) lost his crop … Continue reading

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“The Most Beautiful ‘Main Street’ in the Entire World”

A Pollyanna image for ‘MAIN STREET’ in the New Year This blog post and others I am writing will make more sense if you CLICK HERE TO VIEW THIS CHARMING SHORT CLIP FROM THE MOVIE – POLLYANNA  One of my … Continue reading

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Main Street Christmas Reflection with Love from Stepheny

The year is winding down and within all of us remain the children we once were who still anticipate Christmas. Based on comments you have left on this blog, Christmas memories are some of your favorite when remembering Main Street Rocky Mount; … Continue reading

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Partnering With Stepheny – Beginning February 2019

l Preservation of our architectural assets needs a critical mass of people who are interested in having a voice in the matter. As a board member, I’m heading up a new Advocacy committee for Preservation Rocky Mount. I know many … Continue reading

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Main Street Is In Need of a Jewish Grandmother

For years my daughter, Claire, and I have enjoyed a little in-house ‘Jewish Mother’ humor, a response when she tells me that she is headed off on an adventure lasting a few days, be it work or fun. I have … Continue reading

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