Rondo Avenue moved. The main artery gave life, commitment,
and courage to the community. Everything on wheels—bicycles,
cars, streetcars, and trucks—used Rondo Avenue. The activity
was constant. The energy was intense. Everything and everybody
added to the intensity of the neighborhood scene.

Dr. Margaret Ponder Lovejoy, EdD , a lifelong resident of the Rondo neighborhood, was taught by community elders to care for and love one another. This lesson has always lived in her heart: to care for the community. She has lived most of her life in the Rondo neighborhood and lives on the same property her parents bought before she was born.

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