Monthly Archives: May 2005

Another case for bottled water

You want proof that PTI Airport construction is severely degrading our water supply?  Roch Smith, Jr. has proof. The question is, will our local and state government continue to turn a blind eye so Fed Ex can absolutely, positively get built on time and within budget in order to improve Greensboro’s quality of life? Who’s in [...]

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Proof of Party

Update: Don Moore captured this magic out-of-tune moment on video – The Hogg sings (MPEG)  (If you use IE click here) HoggFest pictures.  Through Roch’s viewfinder.  Wharton’s.  Woody and Sara are still scanning.  Meanwhile fellow cook Rick Hollowell emailed a few. No Logie… it’s C, F and G… just like Louie Louie…  again.

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And the tote board says….

$9,171.00… …was raised through all HoggFest related activities yesterday.  Roch Smith, Jr. has been counting money all day to get the final tally.  He had to wait for Patrick to drag his butt off the golf course and for the good folks at the Flatiron to tabulate thier generous contribution of 10% of their bar’s sales. Now, [...]

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Say no to Dr. Linder

East Greensboro desperately needs an influx of new businesses.  Living in this part of town means we must travel great distances to find the kind of shopping choices that most of the rest of the city enjoys through a drive or walk of only a few minutes.  Beyond a few grocery stores, a dollar store [...]

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More HoggFest… check back for periodic updates

The numbers:  10:30a – HoggFest organizer extraordinaire Mebane Ham (N&R article) just stopped by our abode.  She placed the attendance yesterday at nearly 1000.  Is that possible?  Others put the attendance at 600 or so. 9:15p – Total raised – $9,171.00.  Damn. Bloggers weigh in: Mary Layton got home late and filed this report before going to [...]

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HoggFest after action report

Every now and again, when I wasn’t cooking or gabbing, I would step away from the crowd and go to a far corner of the HoggFest venue and take it all in.  It was an amazing event and the Hoggard clan is humbled and grateful beyond words. I’m sure someone got a count of bodies and [...]

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HoggFest preliminaries…

I drove the old oil-drum cooker down to the park across from the Flatiron at 6:30 this morning and fired it up.  Good barbeque has to cook a long time and I wanted most of it to be ready by the start time of 1:00 this afternoon. So far folks have donated 19 boston butts [...]

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Good local music

A couple of Sundays ago I was the M.C. for the musical portion of the Parisian Promenade held in the Bicentennial Gardens.  I’ve done this for a couple of years in support of Greensboro Beautiful’s effort to raise awareness of the Gardens and promote local artists. This year a local group of very talented folks who [...]

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Last school bus ride

I just kissed Jesse and saw him be the last Hoggard child to board a daily school bus.  The ritual that transpired this morning started ten years ago with now-15-year-old Jackson bravely struggling to get up that first high step under the weight of his Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle bookbag.  It was difficult for me to see him nervously [...]

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Bake sales to save power elite fine dining

The N&R’s Lorraine Ahearn thinks we should all come together and help save Greensboro’s ”only bastion of power, influence and salad dressings named after deceased insurance executives“.  She suggests that we need come together and ”save the City Club, the very symbol of what made Greensboro great. Or pretty good.” She also gives a very funny nod to [...]

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