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Apr. 14, 2015 @ 09:58 PM

Internationals speak to Woman’s Club

At the April meeting of the Durham Woman’s Club, Triveni Padmanabhan from India and Aliya Myrazaliyeia from Kazakhstan presented slide show presentations about their native countries. The husbands of both women are in programs at Duke University, and they are in Durham for one to two years.


Apr. 04, 2015 @ 06:03 PM

Police Athletic League holds basketball showcase

Durham’s Police Athletic League held a Winter Basketball Showcase and open house March 21 at Lakeview School.


Apr. 04, 2015 @ 12:47 PM

Durham Women in Construction busy during special week

The Durham Chapter of the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) celebrated Women in Construction Week (WIC Week) March 1 – 7 as part of a national event.


Mar. 28, 2015 @ 07:52 PM

Smith students video conference with counterparts in India

Y.E. Smith Elementary Museum School students highlighted popular statewide sites such as  Kitty Hawk and the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse during their second annual videoconference with eight student counterparts and their teachers from Red Bricks School in Ahmedabad, India. 


Mar. 28, 2015 @ 10:26 AM

Officials, Head Start students plant trees downtown

As a part of the city and county’s joint Trees Across Durham Initiative, pre-school students, county commissioners and city council members planted six trees at the downtown Head Start facility, 215 W. Seminary Ave., March 19.


Mar. 28, 2015 @ 09:56 AM

‘Braving the shave’ to fight pediatric cancer

There were some hairy moments on a recent Friday at the Duke Children’s Health Center, where 28 people lined up to have their heads shaved to raise money for pediatric cancer research through the St. Baldrick’s Foundation.


Mar. 28, 2015 @ 12:36 AM

Officials, pre-school students plant trees at downtown facility

As a part of the city and county’s joint Trees Across Durham Initiative, pre-school students, County Commissioners and City Council members planted six trees at the downtown Head Start facility, 215 W. Seminary Ave.,  on March 19.


Mar. 25, 2015 @ 01:22 AM

Woman’s Club learns about Communities in Schools

Elizabeth Levene, director of community development for Communities in Schools of Durham (CIS), spoke at the March meeting of the Durham Woman’s Club. The General Federation of Woman’s Clubs of NC has encouraged its clubs to partner with Communities in Schools across the state this year


Mar. 25, 2015 @ 12:43 AM

Durham Habitat welcomes spring with two home kick offs

Welcome, spring!  After a long, cold February, spring arrived in Durham, seemingly overnight.  The season of rebirth and renewal is here.  As nature exploded all around us, Durham Habitat embraced the season with joyous action in Durham's inner city neighborhoods this past weekend. 


Mar. 18, 2015 @ 03:28 PM

Physicians group, Rotary explore work against nuclear weapons

A global physicians group working to build support for its campaign to eliminate nuclear weapons is turning to Rotary International to improve public awareness and seek grassroots help by speaking at clubs around the world.


Mar. 14, 2015 @ 12:54 PM

Valentine's Day tree planting puts 150 new trees in Trinity Park

As Valentine's Day dawned sunny and brisk, volunteers from all parts of Trinity Park gathered together to show their love by planting 150 trees throughout the neighborhood.


Feb. 28, 2015 @ 12:06 PM

We don’t close for snow days….

Once again it's cold and snowy. The news team advice is stay off the roads. I'm at my desk at Urban Ministries of Durham.


Feb. 28, 2015 @ 11:15 AM

Cold and snow no deterrent for Duke’s Greek community

Heedless of the snow and ice on the ground, 24 enthusiastic Duke students turned out last Saturday to spread mulch and stake trees along Main Street with the nonprofit Keep Durham Beautiful. Students were members of Sigma Chi Beta Lambda fraternity and Chi Omega sorority. Other partners helping on the snowy day were City Urban Forestry and City-County Sustainability Office.


Jan. 17, 2015 @ 12:52 AM

NIEHS tops $100K in donations for charity

Employees from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) in Research Triangle Park raised more than $100,000 in donations for the 2014 Combined Federal Campaign (CFC). The majority of these funds went to local charities.


Jan. 10, 2015 @ 04:48 PM

Rotary launches "100 Acts" campaign for centennial

The Durham Rotary Club has launched this year a "100 Acts" campaign to observe the club's centennial. Displaying a campaign logo on t-shirts that will be worn by Rotarians and other volunteers throughout the year are (from left) centennial chairman Don Stanger and committee heads Susan Ross, Brady Surles and Andy Esser.