#1 Happy New Year--Joy 365
January 1st, 2013 -- 9:52 PM

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Getting Rooked--The Spag Report
January 1st, 2013 -- 9:51 PM

America just got rooked by both parties. There will be no debt reduction and the can is kicked down the road again for my kids to pay or until it all comes crashing down like Greece, whichever comes first. So much for all of that campaign talk about a "balanced approach" to debt reduction- how about "no approach?" The rich get soaked a little more, but that isn't even close to the heart of my concern. That was just "boob bait for Bubba's" and assorted other morons who fell for the idea that raising taxes on 1% of the population...

Fiscal cliff deal: A slap to the face of taxpayers--Greensboro Guardian
January 1st, 2013 -- 9:16 PM

Among those who believe, as I do, that Washington’s problem is excessive spending rather than insufficient revenue, the fiscal cliff deal is the equivalent of a smack in the face. Our position—that government undertakes too much and consequently, spends too much–is premised on the Constitution, and specifically, Article I, Section 8, which details most of [...]

Black-eyed peas 'n greens for a lucky Southern New Year's feast--Eating up Greensboro
January 1st, 2013 -- 9:12 PM

black-eyed peas served felafel style
Felafel-style black-eyed peas garnished with aioli and scallion.
Despite the fiscal cliff, we are looking forward to a prosperous 2013, thanks to a dinner of black-eyed peas, collard greens--and fried chicken and cornbread--at Giovanna DeLorenzo's (aka Neighbor Pal).

black eyed peas patties frying in oil
Black-eyed pea patties dipped in panko and fried in a cast iron skillet.
Steaming hot collards, guaranteeing 2013 will bring us lots of greenbacks.
platter of fried chicken
Best fried chicken, lightly coated, crisp, not greasy.
Giovanna served up the traditional Southern meal for New Year's with flair.

The collards had just the right texture, acidity and heat.

The flavorful black-eyed pea mixture was a delicious surprise. A new take on felafel, it was fried up in panko-coated patties and served with aioli and garnished with chopped scallion.

The fried chicken was in a class by itself. [A secret DeLorenzo family recipe.]

New recycling rules take effect in Greensboro--MyFOX8.com
January 1st, 2013 -- 4:51 PM

GREENSBORO, N.C. — The City of Greensboro launched its “Recycle More, Save More” campaign on Tuesday. The campaign focuses on...

Welcome to the new Greensboro 101--Roch101
January 1st, 2013 -- 2:45 PM

The old is new again. It's a river of streams, a finger on the pulse, an end run around the gate keepers and a level playing field, lightly curated™. I hope you enjoy.

Triad Helps With The Presidential Inauguration--digtriad.com
January 1st, 2013 -- 1:53 PM

About forty Greensboro Police Officers will travel to Washington, D.C. to help with the Presidential Inauguration later this month.

New Year's Resolutions Versus Goals?--digtriad.com
January 1st, 2013 -- 1:42 PM

Many people are looking to quit smoking or lose weight, but how do we map out a plan to meet our goal? In reality, how do you stick with it?

A Liberal Manifesto--Vie de Malchance
January 1st, 2013 -- 1:05 PM

The first day of 2013 is a good time to reflect on issues the left should support if the Democratic Party weren’t captured only with the Republican Party by corporatists. I agree with most of them even though a current path toward implementation does not exist. From Bob Kall at OpEdNews: -end corporate personhood. Establish [...]

Meghan's Goal For 2013--digtriad.com
January 1st, 2013 -- 12:49 PM

Meghan Packer wants to increase her social media presence.

It Only Took Perkins A Year--East Greensboro Performing Arts Center
January 1st, 2013 -- 12:45 PM

To figure out what the rest of Greensboro knew all along: Greensboro neither wants nor needs GPAC. We don't envy Durham's pathetic little 4000 seat PAC, we have a 25,000 seat Coliseum! And an amphitheater! Durham ain't squat! Perkins says he's not married to GPAC, wants to hear other ideas. But I know for a fact he and the rest of the Greensboro City Council already know about the Downtown

A Must For Brides: Going To The Carolina Wedding Fair--digtriad.com
January 1st, 2013 -- 12:32 PM

If you're starting out the new year with a new engagement, we've got you covered. All week we're talking to wedding experts and getting the scoop on everything from  flowers to dresses to horror stories that you can learn from.  Don Freedman the founder...

Quit Smoking Successfully This New Year--digtriad.com
January 1st, 2013 -- 12:31 PM

If your New Year's resolution is to quit smoking, the Public Health Department has a new toll-free quit line aimed to help you towards your smoke-free goal.  1-800-QUIT-NOW is a easy way to find the support you new to achieve your goal.

Greener In Greensboro: Items You Can Now Recycle--digtriad.com
January 1st, 2013 -- 12:29 PM

The city is adding new items to the list of what you can recycle as part of its "Recycle More, Save More" campaign.

Best wishes!--Greensboro 101 Public Blog
January 1st, 2013 -- 12:06 PM

Good luck on your new project Roch. Have a great 2013.

Is GPAC Already Hurting Existing Arts Venues?--East Greensboro Performing Arts Center
January 1st, 2013 -- 9:45 AM

From today's News & Record: "Triad Stage will start the new year with a clean financial slate, if it receives $13,191 more in contributions by Friday to erase its deficit. " Just think of the money Triad Stage could have raised if almost a $Million Dollars of combined public and private money had not been wasted on the GPAC folly in the last 12 months. And tell me, isn't the roof still leaking

Your Congressman's Stand On The 'Fiscal Cliff'--digtriad.com
January 1st, 2013 -- 9:01 AM

As House Republicans in Washington, D.C. continue to discuss the fiscal cliff proposal, we wanted to hear from the elected officials representing the Triad.

Happy New Year 2013--Greensboro Daily Photo
January 1st, 2013 -- 6:44 AM

Happy 2013 Greensboro! We hope your year is off to a great start and, if you are inclined to making resolutions, that they will be reasonably attainable. The international city daily photo community, of which GDP is a part, encourages members to post their best photo of the previous year on January 1st. We've selected the 85th anniversary/birthday celebration of the Carolina Theatre for our post. The celebratory event, held Octover 29th, represents the best of the Greensboro community- people from all walks of life coming together to support the arts. In Greensboro, we are so fortunate to have great...

Oh Baby It's 2013: Piedmont New Year's Babies--digtriad.com
January 1st, 2013 -- 4:53 AM

The first baby was born in Alamance County three minutes after midnight. And one newborn shares her birthday with her dad!
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