If you want a nice afternoon of fitness and healthy living, here is an idea. Go walk the loop around the beautiful Duke East Campus, then walk across the street to Whole Foods for some good, nutritious food. Then after your food has digested, walk just down the street to 719 Broad St., where you will find the brand new Maitland’s Method Personal Training. Inside this new facility you can get some of the best exercise anywhere in Durham.
Q. I have been using cinnamon in capsules to help keep my blood sugar in normal range. I always take one or two before a high-carb meal. I use a costly one called Cinnulin, which is water-extracted. I am not diabetic, but get a reaction after certain foods that raise blood sugar quickly, like pizza, pie, pasta or potatoes.
The Triangle Jewish Chorale will debut a cantata by a Greensboro composer on Sunday at Goodson Chapel at Duke Divinity School. “Down Home: The Cantata” is the latest way of presenting North Carolina’s Jewish history following the “Down Home: Jewish Life in North Carolina” book, DVD and exhibit at the N.C. Museum of History a few years ago. The cantata will feature recordings from oral history interviews.
I was so excited to hear about Rise, the new doughnut and biscuit place at 8200 Renaissance Parkway in Durham.
Creating lower-fat, reduced-calorie, great tasting meals got many folks calling me The LeanWizard. My love of big-flavored, juicy hamburgers loaded with fresh onions, dill pickles, mustard and ketchup earned me the nickname Burger Boy. Since I’m a wiz at one-pan, get-it-to-the-table-fast stovetop cooking, not multi-step casseroles, no one’s ever called me The Casserole Kid.
After reading a Jill McCorkle novel or short story, you feel like you know the characters well enough that you could sit down at lunch with them and pick up conversations where McCorkle left off.
American Tobacco moving free concert series
Special limited releases from Merge Records of Durham and Yep Roc Records of Hillsborough will be available Saturday for the sixth annual Record Store Day.
Walking into Tyrone Geter’s exhibition and seeing the perfection of draftsmanship evoked a wow reaction from me. Drawing as a skill and the ability to make a charcoal line are essential elements in the making of art and demand discipline and perseverance to do it right.
Detroit has been the subject of documentaries with varying focus on its abandonment and resurgence, but “I Have Always Been A Dreamer” looks at the city in a different light. The former boom town’s status today is juxtaposed with mid-boom Dubai, the shiny, always-being-developed city in United Arab Emirates that was once just desert.
The Durham Earth Day Festival – a free afternoon featuring music, activities to learn about and celebrate the environment – will be held from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday at Durham Central Park on Foster Street.
The Durham County Library is inviting members of the Durham community of all ages to tell their stories using the visual medium of comics. The yearlong Durham Comics Project will begin Saturday as part of the library’s third annual Comics Fest.
Presbyterian seminary president to speak April 27
The Rev. Dub Karriker’s journey to the pulpit included Jesus music, singing on a cruise ship and landing in his wife’s hometown. Pastor of Christian Assembly Church since 2002, Karriker shared his story of answering the call to ministry and the 30 years it took to get there.
National Achievement Scholarship winners announced