Archive for February, 2009

Hear ye, wanna-be Community Gardeners

February 11, 2009

They hope to break ground on this project this spring. 

If you’d like a part and a plot in Fayetteville’s first Community Garden — or at least would like to know more about the project — you’ll want to attend a meeting on these very subjects on the last Saturday of the month.

garden-meeting-map2.JPGThe meeting will be at 10 a.m. on Feb. 28 in the J.S. Spivey Recreational Center at 500 Fisher St., off Old Wilmington Road. That’s the red star on the map –>. The garden, marked by the green X, is planned between nearby Vanstory and Mann streets.

I’ve written before about the plans for the garden. Check this post for that info, including an artist’s rendering of the garden’s design and associated links.

For more info, call 483-9028. The nonprofit garden is being sponsored by the Sandhills Area Land Trust.


NC National Guardsmen are the subject of a media project

February 11, 2009

homefront-hamlet.jpegC.M., who has a son in the Guard, had heard about this Associated Press project and wanted to know more. That’s the lead subject in today’s column.

company-e-of-the-120th-combined-arms-battalion.jpegAP will be following a number of members of this Guard unit for the next year, as well as the family, friends and neighbors they left behind at home, in the small town of Hamlet, N.C., which is in nearby Richmond County. The unit recently deployed back to Iraq — again (as is the case for so many service members).

Click here to check out the interactive AP project — and be aware it’s in its early stages so you’ll want to keep checking back. You’ll always be able to find the link here.