“What is a neighborhood? It is place and it is people… The importance of the neighborhood begins with the importance of citizenship.  To be a citizen is to participate in civic affairs.  ‘Participate’ is the key concept.  To simply live in a place, and not participate in its civil affairs, is to be merely a resident, not a citizen.  It is pointed out incessantly in political science discourses that not everybody wants to be a citizen.  The chore of participation is said to be beyond the energy or the skill of most people.” –Critical Issues 76, developed by the Institute for Urban Studies and Community Service, University of North Carolina Charlotte.

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Midwood Park Shows Us How news clipping


The Midwood area did not have a neighborhood park, so the Midwood Men's Club worked to create one. This drive to raise money and get support from the…

May 1982 Newsletter


This brief neighborhood newsletter discusses the upcoming home tour, discusses the Midwood Library, and has a calendar of events.

The Original Harris Teeter

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This is a photograph of the original Harris Teeter on 1704 Central Avenue from 1982.