Thursday, January 19, 2017

2017 dues

It's that time of year again. Dues to join the HVN neighborhood association are a mere $25 a year per household. Dues can be given to your block captain, the treasurer or mailed to the PO Box.

PO Box 51006
Durham, NC 27717

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

condolences to the Border's family

John Tyler Daye (father to HVN neighbor Virginia Borders)
June 17, 1921 – December 25, 2016
Mr. John Tyler Daye peacefully entered eternal slumber on December 25, 2016.He was born to the late Mr. Alfred Daye and Mrs. Alice Daye of Granville County, North Carolina.
He started his formal education at Little River High School and completed his education while serving in the United States Army.  He also completed coursework as a machinist, and secured a certification as an automobile mechanic through the veteran’s on-the-job training.
 He was a fast learner and worked his way up through the ranks to become a master repairer during his 30 plus years at American Tobacco Company. Also, as an astute employee during his tenure with American Tobacco Company he made several innovations to the manufacturing machines effectively increasing their efficiency and reliability.  After retiring from the American Tobacco Company he became the proprietor of a successful lawnmower shop that he operated for over 25 years.  He was recognized for his Christian work as a Trustee at Peace Missionary Baptist Church, a position he held until he departed life. He was an avid bowler receiving numerous trophies and was well known for his delivery; and he was a Free Mason. John was preceded in death by a daughter Nancy Daye, son John Anthony Daye (Ann) nine siblings.  He was married to Eloise Jamison Daye from that union three daughters and also married to Dorothy Williams Daye from that union one son.
 He is survived by his loving wife Anne Hamilton Daye of 55 years; daughters Virginia Daye Borders (Larry), and Katie Daye Monroe (Ronald), son Jeffrey T. Daye (Christine), loving sister Emma Daye Gentry. Grandchildren Tammy Minor(Sterling), Craig Daye(Stacy), LaQuettii Barnett(Rodney), Danielle Daye, Aaron Harris, Alan Harris, Stephen Waddell, Makena Daye, ten great grandchildren and a host of family and friends . 

Funeral service is Friday, December 30, 2016, 1:00 pm at Peace Missionary Baptist Church. Visitation on Thursday, at Holloway Memorial Funeral Home from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm.  

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Changes in City-Provided Services & Programs due to Holidays

Most City of Durham Offices Closed for Christmas and New Year’s
Residents Asked to Note Changes in City-Provided Services & Programs
DURHAM, N.C. – Most City of Durham offices, including City Hall and other non-emergency City operations, will be closed Friday, December 23, Monday, December 26, and Monday, January 2 in observance of Christmas and New Year’s. Police, fire, and rescue services for life-threatening or in-progress emergencies may be reached by calling 9-1-1. Non-emergency concerns may be directed to (919) 560-4600. Residents are asked to take note of the following changes in other City services and programs.
Solid Waste, Recycling, Yard Waste, and Bulky Item Curbside Collections
The Solid Waste Management Department will operate under its normal collection schedules for yard waste and bulky items on December 23. Trash and recycling collections for the week of December 19−23 will not be impacted. However, the department will be closed on December 26 and January 2, therefore trash and recycling collections will be delayed by one business day for the weeks of December 26−December 30 and January 2−January 6.
Yard waste and bulky items collections will operate under their normal schedules the weeks of December 26−December 30 and January 2−January 6.
The Waste Disposal & Recycling Center, Yard Waste Facility, and the Household Hazardous Waste Center will be closed on December 24, December 26, and January 2. These facilities will operate under their regular schedules on December 23 and December 31.
Residents are reminded to place their carts at the curb by 6 a.m. the day of their scheduled collections. Residents are also encouraged to recycle during the holiday season. Paper holiday waste, including wrapping paper (non-metallic only), cardboard boxes, and greeting cards may be placed in the blue recycling cart.
Curbside Christmas Tree Collection
Non-Yard Waste customers must contact Durham One Call at (919) 560-1200 to have a “Christmas Tree Collection” service request created between January 3 and the end of business on February 2. Once a service request is made, the tree will be added to a Saturday collection route which will occur on January 14, January 28, and February 4.
Yard Waste customers may place their trees on their curbs between January 3 and February 2 to be collected as part of their regular service. Trees will be noted by their weekly yard waste collection crew and the location automatically added for a Saturday collection on one of the dates noted above. A Christmas tree collection will not count as a one of their free brush collections if it is set out during this timeframe.
In addition to free curbside collections, the Waste Disposal and Recycling Center will accept live Christmas trees at no charge from January 3 through February 4. Trees delivered after February 4 will be subject to the usual disposal fees.
Requirements for live Christmas tree disposal for curbside or drop-off service are as follows: trees taller than six feet should be cut in half; all decorations and hardware should be removed including tinsel, lights, garland, ornaments, nails, and stands; and trees should not be placed in bags.
Durham Parks and Recreation
Durham Parks and Recreation will close its administrative offices on December 23, December 26, and January 2. All recreation centers will be closed December 23−December 26 and January 1−January 2. Special use facilities will only be closed on December 24 and December 25. For more information, like, follow, or call (919) 560-4355.
GoDurham, GoDurham ACCESS, and Bull City Connector
GoDurham and GoDurham ACCESS will provide holiday service on December 24, in which hourly service is provided from 5:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., and will not operate on December 25. GoDurham and GoDurham ACCESS will operate its regular Saturday service on December 31 and its regular Sunday service on January 1. GoDurham’s administrative office will be closed on December 23, December 26, and January 2. For more information, like, follow, or call (919) 485-RIDE. For more information about GoDurham ACCESS, call (919) 560-1551. The Bull City Connector will operate until 7 p.m. on December 24, but will not operate on December 25.  The Bull City Connector will operate its regular Saturday service on December 31 and its regular Sunday service on January 1. For more information, like, follow, or call (919) 485-RIDE.
Durham One Call
Durham One Call will be closed will be closed on December 23, December 26, and January 2. Residents may complete an online service request or leave a message at (919) 560-1200. Durham One Call will forward all requests for City services to the appropriate department on the next business day. For information about the City’s holiday schedule and any other services that may be affected, contact Durham One Call at (919) 560-1200 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Monday, December 19, 2016

2017 HVNNA board members

The 2017 HVNNA board remains unchanged from last year!

Joe Lidowski- President
Sandra Johnson- Vice President
Martha Wilaby- Treasurer

Valerie Haig- Secretary

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Recycling (from City of Durham website)

 Recycling from

Did you know that every year, North Carolinians throw away enough trash to circle the earth twice? Recycling is one of the best ways you can help to protect the environment. Recycling saves natural resources, keeps reusable items out of landfills, and provides the materials needed to make recycled products.

Recycling is collected every other week. Verify your recycling collection week online by entering your address. View the 2016 Recycling Red Calendar or Blue Calendar for your specific days of service.



In Durham, it's easy to recycle. Place all acceptable recycling items in 1 container. There is no need for any sorting.
All paper must be clean and dry. Discard anything that is wet or contaminated by dirt, paint, chemicals, food, etc. Boxes with wax coating and/or grease and food residue are unacceptable. Do not bundle or place anything in bags. Shredded paper must be placed in bags. Only paper or clear plastic bags are acceptable. Hardback books will not be accepted.

Glass & Metal

Only glass bottles and jugs are acceptable. Anything with grease and food residue is unacceptable. Fluorescent bulbs should be taken to the Household Hazardous Waste Facility. Please, no drinking glasses or mirrors.


Rinse containers to remove grease and food residue. Do not place anything in the cart longer than 2 feet or heavier than 40 pounds. Do not place anything in the cart that has come into contact with petroleum products or hazardous waste.Foam
We do not accept any foam or Styrofoam material in the City of Durham recycling program.

Exclusion List

  • Empty motor oil containers
  • Food containers with debris
  • Plastic Bags  (We do not accept plastic bags in our blue bins but you can find a store close to you that does)
  • Styrofoam
  • Window blinds

Other/ Miscellaneous

Most of these items can be taken to the Household Hazardous Waste Facility or the Swap Shop (only if in good working condition).
  1. Recycling Drop-Off Sites

    The City of Durham owns and operates 1 staffed recycling center.
  2. Recycling Guidelines

    See a guide for recycling online.
  3. Recycling Laws

    In 1997, Durham passed an ordinance making it unlawful to place target recyclables in the garbage.
  4. Waste Disposal & Recycling Center

    View information about the Waste Disposal and Recycling Center in Durham.

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Durham County Department of Public Health conducting community surveys

Picture of Executive Officer to the Chief of Police Marianne Bond

Strangers in your neighborhood - upcoming two weeks

Executive Officer to the Chief of Police Marianne Bond from Durham Police Department
Photo from Executive Officer to the Chief of Police Marianne Bond
Good afternoon,

I recieved the following message from Neighborhood Improvement Services today and they wanted you all to be aware that volunteers may be walking around your neighborhood in the upcoming weeks.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to call or email the folks listed below.

The Durham County Department of Public Health (DCDPH) is conducting community surveys in neighborhoods Thurs. – Sat. (this week, 10/6-10/8, and next week, 10/13-10/15). Hours will be 9:30am-6:30pm.

Survey volunteers will wear neon blue t-shirts with the DCDPH logo. They will also have a letter from the County confirming they are a volunteer.

If volunteers visit your residence, please participate. This survey is your change to help DCDPH identify and plan for our community’s future health priorities.

Please help us spread the word- let your friends and neighbors know our volunteers may visit their homes to ask to conduct a survey.

About the survey: Every three years, the DCDPH completes a health assessment for the entire county, which includes an opinion survey. The survey is conducted at randomly selected households throughout the county. The information collected is used to help community members and organizations set health priorities and to help inform programming needs for nonprofits, government agencies, and hospitals in the area.

For more information, please contact Denver Bailey with the DCDPH.

Many thanks,

Laura M. Biediger
Community Engagement Coordinator
Neighborhood Improvement Services, City of Durham
807 E. Main Street
Durham, NC 27701

P 919-560-1647 X34259
F 919-560-1790

Friday, September 16, 2016

General Meeting 9/20 @ 7pm

The HVNNA  Fall Quarterly General Meeting will be held this Tuesday 9/20/16 at Piper's Deli @ 7pm. Please come out and join us.