Monday, December 29, 2008

Greensboro Blogger interviewed by News and Record

Follows is a copy/paste of an email exchange between me and Keith Brown. He was interviewed in the Sunday paper. Keith watches our blog from time to time.


Mr. Heavner please go ahead and post my e-mail to everyone.
Your neighborhood was on board for awhile and hopefully this article and when these developers start bringing up ridiculous rezoning cases like the one at elm and cornwallis it is time to let the citizens know that Protest Petitions are in every city in this state but not Greensboro.

If anyone needs some history on this issue please let them know my phone number 336-xxx-xxxx, sometimes it is better to talk than write in a e-mail.

One main thing we are doing is wanting to fill the Greensboro chambers on January21, 2009 where Protest Petitions is on the agenda. We need as many people as possible to come to make a statement to council.

Take care and want to let you know that I will be on vacation from till . Thanks for your support, I sound like the bartles and james guys from the commercial.


--- On Sun, 12/28/08, Charlie Heavner wrote:
From: Charlie Heavner
Subject: RE: 10 Questions Interview with Keith Brown in Greensboro News and Record
Date: Sunday, December 28, 2008, 5:47 PM

Hey Keith,

We enjoyed reading your interview in the paper today.
Congratulations on the recognition!
You deserve it.

I'd like to post your email on my Blog:

I know that the members of "The DDLP" neighborhood would find the info interesting.
I'm sure that they will enjoy bookmarking the links to your two blogs as well.

Thanks and Happy New Year to you as well,

From: keith brown []
Sent: Sunday, December 28, 2008 11:14 AM
To: ; Charlie Heavner;
Subject: 10 Questions Interview with Keith Brown in Greensboro News and Record

Dear Friends of Keith Brown on e-mail list,

To all my friends on my e-mail list. There was a Greensboro News and Record article out today Sunday December 28, 2008 which interviews local people and ask them 10 questions. With my 2 blogs Triadwatch and Protest Petitions for Greensboro, the Greensboro News and Record wanted to interview me for the paper. Here is the link to the article and to my 2 blogs.

Have a Happy New Year.

Keith T. BrownCoalition of Concerned Citizens of the Triad

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Holiday Safety Tips from our Neighborhood Watch Captain

Here's info that may be helpful during this holiday season

Joan (our Neighborhood Watch Captain) has received an informative file from Community Resource officer Cayton.

*Click on the image below to see a larger version of the news release

TheDDLP talent celebrates Winter Solstice 2008

Well, the "AWAKE THE WHITE AND WINT'RY QUEEN" Living Brush, A Winter Solstice Concert at the Carolina Theatre was quite enjoyable.

It was good to see some other neighbors at the event supporting our talented Betsy Bevan.

Betsy's in the middle behind the keyboard and yes...that's my 22" Wuhan wind gong shining in the background.

*note: It was a surpise to see Brad Spencer, a high school classmate up on stage with his mandolin (I'd forgotten that he'd been part of this production, last year). Read more about Brad at:

*note: I also enjoyed seeing Sandy Blocker again. I've gotten some great percussion instruments from him over the years and he is always a joy to see and hear.

Thanks to our new neighbors Bob and Jen for their hospitality post-event. It was a cool evening as we waited for the Winter Solstice which began at 3:30am EST. You can get more info about the 2008 Winter Solstice here:

*Check out Betsy's latest CD recording with Will Ridenour at (Will was on stage with the group last nite):

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Betsy to perform at Winter Solstice festival

Betsy Bevan , a DDLP neighbor and musician came over to the house the other day and borrowed my 22" Chinese gong.

She's gonna use it in a performance with a dozen other musicians for a Winter Solstice show.
It's supposed to be front and center on stage.
That's kinda hilarious 'cause I didn't wanna spend big bucks on a gong stand.
I made a stand out of a wrought iron porch planter.

The show will take place at the Carolina Theater, downtown on December 20.

Here's a link to info about the event:

Happy Winter Solstice, Charlie