What’s New(s) @ Good Neighbor?

Congratulations Morgan Koziol

Congratulations to Ms. Morgan Koziol, Good Neighbor’s Fall 2020 Public Relations and Social Media Intern from Baylor’s Professional Writing and Rhetoric program. She graduates this semester and has accepted a “graduate assistantship in the Sociology Ph.D. program at...

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2011 to 2021: Dr. Laine Scales

[Note: 10 years ago, Dr. Scales purchased the Good Neighbor property. Though this interview is not meant to be a retrospective, it invites us to appreciate ongoing commitments to the mission and vision first conceived 10 years ago.] For my (Sarah) final interview as...

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Mr. Jorge Vielledent, New Board Member

Last week, I had the pleasure of interviewing Jorge Vielledent. Mr. Vielledent is a new board member at Good Neighbor House. And though he has not yet assumed any specific roles, he says interested in working with Volunteers or with Finances. Mr. Vielledent works at...

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Easter Blessings

  Jesus said “ I have come that you may have life, and have it more abundantly.” At Good Neighbor we believe that a life of abundance is to be shared in community with others. Some of us live daily life together at the Good Neighbor House, others join for a few hours...

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Little Free Library Still Popular

Earlier this week, sitting on the porch of the house next door to the Good Neighbor House, we watched three different individuals visit the Little Free Library (LFL) on the corner of Colcord and 23rd. We managed to capture one of those visits in this photo. How...

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Meet Heather Deal

Meet Board Member Heather Deal, who moved to Waco from New York City a few years ago and joined the Board 2-3 months after she moved here, when Dr. Scales asked her if she wanted to join the community. Ms. Deal works very closely with Ms. De Laurell at Good Neighbor...

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Meet Rory Jones (part 1)

A few days ago, I had the pleasure of speaking with Rory Jones, the Good Neighbor Board Member who oversees (and does much of the) maintenance at the house. Speaking with him is interesting because he’s had a front-row seat, more than most, to the changes Good...

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Sarah Flores and “Third Places”

Before reading Joelle’s posts about third places, I was unfamiliar with that concept. Now that I think about ways I might have experienced third places in my life, I remember mostly spending time in bookstores and the occasional coffee shop. Otherwise, everything I...

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Spring Workdays!

Good neighbors, Resident Volunteers, members of the Leadership Team all joined on Friday and Saturday to help with yard work, scraping and painting, and power-washing and sealing the wood on our backyard deck. All of this is one way we continue to be "good neighbors"...

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