52 Weeks of Neighboring - Week 52

52 Weeks of Neighboring - Week 52

Neighboring Tip of the Week - Happy Week 52! Let’s celebrate! Reflect on the neighboring experiments you’ve attempted, and share your stories on one of our 52 Weeks of Neighboring platforms (our website, email, or Facebook page).

We can hardly believe it has already been two years since we embarked on this 52 Weeks of Neighboring journey,…

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Episode 3: Rhonda Stevens Kickstarts Neighboring!

Episode 3: Rhonda Stevens Kickstarts Neighboring!

I can’t wait for you to hear this episode of our podcast! For episode 3 we sat down with Rhonda Stevens, who is one of our Neighborhood Animators. We talked about the ways that she has connected with neighbors and some of the obstacles to neighboring. The interview was both fun and powerful.

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Introducing our PODCAST!

Hello Neighbors!

We are proud to introduce our new podcast, “The Neighbor Next Door.” This is a podcast where we interview awesome neighbors to learn from them and be inspired by them. We also share neighboring tips along with the stories behind those tips. And sometimes we play folk music!

You can subscribe to our podcast (which will be coming out weekly for the first season) through iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, and Google Play. There are other podcasts called “The Neighbor Next Door” so be sure to look for our faces as pictured below.

And be sure to spread the word!

Working the Re-Cycle

Working the Re-Cycle

Last week we met with a few of the folks from Resurrection Community Church (RCC). We met to work through a decision-making/discernment process we call The Re-Cycle. RCC worships in the church-building across the street from our office. And they are feeling led to repurpose the education wing of their building into a community center.

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A Realization

A Realization

The other day I was talking with a neighbor and they began to say something that I disagreed with. As they talked, I felt my stomach begin to churn, my chest tighten, and my cheek bones burn, all warning signs. My body was afraid and telling me it was time to run away because the situation no longer felt “safe.”

I closed my eyes for a moment, took a deep breathe, and reminded myself, “My neighbor is not going to eat me, he is not a bear.”

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Grown Folks Clothing

Grown Folks Clothing

Last month I had the opportunity to check out one of our local businesses in SoCe called Grown Folks Clothing, just off of Broadway and E Harry St. As their name suggests, they have a fantastic selection men’s clothing, which includes everything from two and three piece suits, hats, dress shoes, socks, and generally anything you would want to have if you wanted to dress fancy.

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