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Teri’s Update – June 2016

Teri’s Next Adventure (A True Story) Let’s cut to the chase: In October I will be stepping down as leader of BFI. (I’m not kidding.)  In 2003, after many years of teaching children in wildly interesting settings (rich kids in Honduras, migrant kids in California, and...//more

BFI is Back!

UPDATED May 22, 2016 Despite damage from the March 9 gas explosion, we are still at work! Most recently:  Summer workshops are in prototype phase! Check here on May 31 to see the list and register! Tutoring and field trips continue through the end of the school year. We now meet just a...//more

Teri’s Update – April 2016

Dear BFI Fans, I was signing copies of Encyclopedia Greenwoodia at the Greenwood Senior Center book release party when one of our loyal readers reminded me it was time for an update. I’ll be honest: That was flattering and a definite reminder. A reader requesting an update! So here...//more

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Encyclopedia Greenwoodia

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BFI's newest book, a compendium of writings exploring our beloved Greenwood, takes on new meaning after the recent destruction in our neighborhood. Produced with a grant from 4Culture, Encyclopedia Greenwoodia is a sweet, smart, loving tribute to a one-of-a-kind neighborhood. Buy the book here or at Greenwood stores. All profits benefit the Greenwood Emergency Relief Fund. 

Encyclopedia Greenwoodia includes everything from kid-penned profiles of neighborhood artists to children's mystery stories set in neighborhood businesses to insightful maps and histories from professional-writer adults. The very first piece in the book, written by a BFI student, is about our departed neighbor, Mr. Gyros

Thanks to BFI all-star Bill Thorness, who spearheaded the creation of Encyclopedia Greenwoodia.