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.
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.
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.
Employees from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) in Research Triangle Park helped a group of students from Lowe’s Grove Middle School in Durham show off their newfound science skills to family, friends and visitors at the 2014 WOW! event.
This past August the Rougemont Ruritan Club developed and opened a Little Free Library to serve the Rougemont community.
It was a friendly gathering of generations, families and faiths on Dec. 25. But the common ground was a desire to help the community by planting trees.
At the Oct. 20 meeting of the Roxboro Kiwanis Club at Clarksville Station restaurant, Paula Marie Taylor, Brenda Hunt Moore and Louise Wright Oliver presented a program on the activities of the Paula Marie Taylor, Louise Wright Oliver and Brenda Hunt Moore (CCAG). Taylor indicated that it was established in October 2011 as a nonprofit corporation and that its mission is to inspire and encourage those with a cancer diagnosis. She displayed the logo of the organization, which is a multi-color ribbon around the neck of a butterfly.
At its recent Annual Meeting/Awards Ceremony, Sister Cities of Durham presented five awards to individuals and organizations who have made significant contributions in helping Durham citizens expand their understanding and awareness of Durham’s international connections.
This award is a partnership between Sister Cities of Durham and the Office of the Mayor of Durham.
The General Davie Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution of Durham honored veterans and commemorated the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War Nov. 8 at the Hope Valley Country Club.
Duke Campus Club, the oldest organization on campus of women associated with Duke University, is 100 years old. The club was founded in March 1914 by Mary Few, wife of then-president William Few of Trinity College (which became Duke University in the 1930s).
Durham’s Latino Community and Duke University’s Spanish Language Program (SLP) celebrated the Day of the Dead at the university central campus on Oct. 31st. Latin American families living in the city, language instructors of Duke’s Spanish Program, and Duke undergraduates taking Spanish classes and engaged in social programs attended the event.
At the Oct. 6 meeting of the Roxboro Kiwanis Club at Clarksville Station restaurant, Bill and Barb Arel, co-chairs of Person County United Way, spoke about its activities in the community. Bill noted that he is also involved with Habitat for Humanity and that Barb is recently retired from Earl Bradsher Preschool, and that both of these organizations have been United Way grant recipients..
American Red Cross blood donors Michael Zapata Jr. and William ‘Dan’ Dye have been inducted into the Donation Hall of Fame, sponsored by Fenwal,Inc. The Donation Hall of Fame recognizes individuals nationwide who have demonstrated an extraordinary commitment to blood donation.
Kashauna Elaine Pointer of Durham has earned the Girl Scout Gold Award, the highest achievement in Girl Scouting.