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“Where are you from?”

By Michelle Leonard, Former PLC Board Member & Mayor Pro Tem of Bethania “Where are you from?”  It’s a commonly asked question here in the South and it’s one that sparks many fruitful conversations among friends and strangers alike.  I’ve lived in Bethania for 14 years now, but it was at my very first community gathering in 2001 that I learned what it really means to be FROM Bethania! It was the “Bethania Day” celebration and the Bethania Historical Society had planned an educational program and community gathering to honor the founding of the town in 1759. Being new to town, I was eager to get to know my neighbors ...

On dogs, partnerships and family hikes

By Greg Keener, PLC Development Director. This is our one of our family dogs, Pilot. He is new to our family, a rescue who found his “forever home” with us in October. He’s still learning some of the house rules (my slippers are not toys, Pilot) but overall he is fitting into life with the Keeners, including our 15 year old small dog, Radio, who has shown him how things work for the quadrupeds. His name was one of many we considered and we think it fits him pretty well. I think it’s just a good dog name, but it is also inspired by the town, state park and iconic knob that represent a part of our family’s life. We take to the trails ...

Why I Love My Job

By Kalen Kingsbury - PLC's Associate Director - After the dreary start to November, it's nice to look back on these beautiful October days. The crisp fall weather with low humidity and temps in the low 70s made it an ideal time to be outside in Piedmont NC. I’m lucky to have a job that sometimes requires me to do just that. Here are a few photos from my October "out of the office" but working time. Though not technically required for work, I was on my way back to the office from a meeting and I passed a hiking area I’ve been wanting to see for over a year.  The Shallow Ford Natural Area on Gerringer Mill Road in Alamance County is ...

A memorable evening at Price Park

By Kevin Redding. Last week I was on carpool duty. I had to take my son and his friend to soccer practice. Following drop off I had 75 minutes to utilize before it was time for pick up. Thankfully, soccer practice is a just a few miles down the street from Price Park. Price Park was at one time, and may still be, PLC’s most well-known project. In the late 1990s Jefferson Pilot was preparing to sell the property for development. In a whirlwind of conservation, PLC was able to raise the $3.5 million necessary to acquire the property. Then, as we often do with land, we turned around and gave it to the City of Greensboro to be used as a passive ...