Local briefs

Nov. 27, 2013 @ 01:44 PM

Crafts, cocoa and caroling at Burwell School
HILLSBOROUGH – Join the Burwell School Historic Site on Dec. 7 at 10 a.m. for cider, cocoa, children’s activities and crafts provided by Ebenezer Baptist Church before the annual Hillsborough Holiday Parade. Set your chairs and blankets on the front lawn of our historic site and watch marching bands, floats and the cheery old man from way up north as the parade route passes the Burwell School.
Following the parade, enjoy a concert of holiday music performed by the Ebenezer Baptist Church choir on the Burwell House front porch. Admission to this event is free. For information, call the Burwell School Historic Site at 919-732-7451.

Pet pictures with Santa
DURHAM -- Northgate Mall in partnership with Independent Animal Rescue is inviting pet owners to dress up their cats and dogs and head to the mall for holiday fun.
All pets and their owners are invited to support IAR during the mall’s Paws and Claus on Dec. 8 from 1 to 6 p.m. at Northgate’s Center Court with Santa. Keepsake pet photos and packages begin at $13.
All net photo proceeds will be donated to Independent Animal Rescue, an all-volunteer pet rescue organization which provides rescue, adoption and care for homeless, abandoned, and abused animals through fostering and spay/neutering, vaccinations and education and outreach.
While visiting, be sure to view Northgate’s Charity Trees at Center Court. Each holiday season Northgate encourages mall visitors to donate to area charities by supporting its trees. This year the Salvation Army, Durham Rescue Mission, and Urban Ministries of Durham have decorated trees in support of their programs. 
Northgate Mall is at 1058 West Club Blvd.

Follow-up meeting slated to discuss Holland Street

DURHAM – Anyone wanting an update on the future of Holland Street should mark their calendar now to attend a follow-up meeting next week for the recent Holland Street Vision Urban Design Studio.
A public meeting is set for Wednesday at 5 p.m. in Conference Room GA (ground floor) of City Hall, 101 City Hall Plaza.
Hosted by the Durham City-County Planning Department, attendees will join the development team of the proposed Hotel Durham as they present a redesign of a portion of Holland Street and share how it fits in with the vision developed at the public workshop held Oct. 22. The street closing application has been withdrawn by the applicant, who is instead seeking a revocable easement for use of a portion of Holland Street.
For information on the Urban Design Series, visit http://bit.ly/O14Fcj or contact Sara Young at (919) 560-4137, ext. 28256 or by email at Sara.Young@DurhamNC.gov.