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Looks like y’all aren’t from around here

Living abroad for almost two years as a Peace Corps Volunteer has taught me a lot about having and being a good neighbor.
Living abroad in a small Azerbaijani town for nearly two years as a Peace Corps Volunteer has taught me a lot about how having and …

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Chalk it up


Here’s a great idea for a summer afternoon: get out the sidewalk chalk and participate in an international public art project.
It’s summer time and one the pleasures of summer is making sidewalk chalk. So today, NeighborsForNeighbors.org is launching Neighbor Chalk and we’re inviting you to …

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Get dirty with your neighbors

Kids Get Dirty At Annual Mud Day Festivities

Westland, MI knows how to get dirty and have fun. Today they are hosting the 25th Mud Day at the Nankin Mills Recreation Center (via Playgroundology). The county parks department combines 20,000 gallons of water with 200 tons of topsoil to make an incredibly filthy, oozy, …

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Parade the Fourth

Durham’s best Fourth of July parade is a neighborhood affair.

Our neighborhood July Fourth parade started way back in the 1950s and is now the oldest and best parade in the city. Today several hundred people came out to walk, stroll, bike and spectate while wearing …

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It’s all about the people


A promo video (via CoolTown Studios) about a redeveloped mill in Charlotte NC caught my eye. Turns out that the best part of the video is about the surrounding neighborhood, not the mill. The developers worked closely with the Greenville neighborhood, a tight-knit, historically black neighborhood. It …

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Making playborhoods: A conversation with Mike Lanza

The neighborhood is the only place where truly free play can happen. 
When he was growing up, Mike Lanza says, “Kids sort of made the neighborhood. They took the lead. They got to know other kids, and they were the social lubricant for the whole neighborhood.” But …

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On Kickstarter: The Driveway Tour in Minneapolis

Who doesn’t love a puppet show? How about a puppet show in your yard or your neighbor’s? Open Eye Figure Theater’s Driveway Tour has brought original family-friendly puppet theater into more than 500 backyards, driveways and parks in neighborhoods across Minneapolis and beyond.

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Neighborhood Nellie Bly scores scoops

What does a kid-run community newspaper supply that your average neighborhood newsletter doesn’t? Mainly, it’s a matter of perspective and vitality. Eleven-year-old Lucy (aka Lucy Goose) Newsom

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