The blog recognizes the display captured in these photos as the best Halloween decorations sighted in the Triad this season. The growing popularity of Halloween lights was duly noted. Non-Winston-Salem natives are often surprised by the Southern pronunciation of this neighborhood's name (Boo-na Vista). The oldest homes in Buena Vista were built in the late teens and early 20s of the last century, and the neighborhood is sometimes described as home to many leading "second and third generation" families. InWinston-Salem: A History, Frank Tursi notes that wealthy Winston-Salem citizens were happy to leave behind Victorian mansions on urban West Fifth Street for the "secluded enclaves of Country Club Estates and Buena Vista."
Jon and Susan are professors at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem. Jon is in the Department of Theatre and Dance. He has lived in Winston-Salem for 25+ years. Susan is in Biology, and has lived in Winston-Salem for 5+ years. Jon's neighborhood is Sherwood Forest; Susan's neighborhood is Ashley Forest. Maurice, who lives in the District of Columbia, serves as occasional capital correspondent.
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