Thursday, July 26, 2012

National Night Out- August 7th

National Night Out

                             Tuesday August 7, 2012

Join us for the first NNO celebration in Hope Valley North!

We will have FREE food, a parade, music, a bike raffle, police, fire truck, EMS, an alarm company representative as well as games and face painting for the kids!

·         5:30- Children participating in parade meet at Hendricks Ct. to decorate bikes, wagons, tricycles (supplies provided-all kids welcomed and strongly encouraged to participate!)

·         6:00- Parade starts (Start at Hendricks Ct. then ends at Winchester Ct.)-Escorted by Durham Police Car

·         6:30- Cook-Out starts-FREE Hot Dogs, Hamburgers, Chips, Drinks and Ice Cold Watermelon!

·         7:00- FREE Raffle for the “LANDSHARK” Bike

              Free Raffle to win this awesome Bike!

(You have to be at the event to register and in order to be eligible to win)

                   Below is a picture of a landshark bicycle generously donated by Harris Inc. to be will be raffled (free) at our event.


                                To show support, please leave your front porch light on the night of August 7th!!

National Night Out is a community-police awareness-raising event in the US, held the first Tuesday of August. The event has been held annually since 1984 and is sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch in the United States and Canada. The event is meant to increase awareness about police programs in communities, such as drug prevention, town watch/Neighborhood Watch, and other anti-crime efforts.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Duke Heart Center and Northgate Mall Team Up for Senior Wellness Expo Friday, July 20, 2012

Duke Heart Center and Northgate Mall have lined up more than 40 exhibitors to participate in its Senior Wellness Expo, Friday, July 20, 2012 from 8:30am-1:00pm at Northgate Mall’s Center Court, 1058 West Club Boulevard, Durham. This event is free and open to the public.


“Whether you want to learn more about prescription drugs, home health care, disease prevention, or get tips on how to keep fit, this event will help you learn more about ways to preserve your health,” said Leatrice Short, Duke Heart Center Outreach Coordinator and organizer of the event. “This Expo will provide a one-stop experience for people who want to talk to health care and wellness professionals and learn about an array of area services.”

Exhibitors include Kroger, Duke Heart Center, Durham Regional Hospital, Senior PharmAssist, Durham Center for Senior Life, Duke Stroke Center, Croasdaile Village, AAA, Minority Women’s Health Project, Royal Alert, AARP, EPA, Meals on Wheels and dozens more.

Schedule: Free Educational and Entertainment Events 9:00am-1:00pm

9:00am: Welcome/Dare 2 B Different Dancers Platinum/Heart Healthy Cooking Demonstrationpresented by Kroger

9:45am: Ask the Pharmacist presented by Kroger

10:00am: Zumbawith North Carolina Central University Wellness Center

10:30am: Warning Signs of Stroke with Mark Constable, Duke Stroke Center

11:00am: Durham Divasspecial performance

11:30am: Safe Driving for Seniors presented by AAA of Durham

12:00pm: Belly Dancing Demonstration with Golden Genies Belly Dancers

12:15pm: Heart Healthy Cooking Demonstration presented by Kroger

12:30pm: Ask The Pharmacist presented by Kroger

12:45pm: Zumba with North Carolina Center University Wellness Center

1:00pm: Door Prizes

Northgate Food Gallery merchants will provide discount lunch specials for attendees; vendor door prizes including Kroger gift cards and free goodie bags from sponsors Kroger, Dasani Water, Boom Magazine among others will be distributed at registration.

Northgate Mall is located at 1058 West Club Boulevard , Durham

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Cars being egged in HVNNA

We know of at least one incident on Stonehedge Ave. where a car has been egged and a police report was filed. We have heard that other cars were egged. If this has happened to you, please file a police report so authorities realize there is a pattern.

Having your car egged is no joke. Damage to the paint is due primarily to the contents of the egg and not the impact. Eggs contain sulfur which is a component of two amino acids in both the egg yolk and white and can cause serious paint damage.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

next garden club meeting on July 9th

The next garden club meeting will be at 7pm on July 9th. Meeting to take place at Martha's house. Email for more details or call Debbie at 919-210-1450.

Durham police warn of door-to-door security sales scam (from

Durham police are warning residents to be aware of a possible door-to-door scam involving people claiming to be with alarm companies.
Investigators say they've received several reports recently in which a so-called salesperson claims to be selling security systems of offering existing customers upgrades.
Residents say they've also been visited by people claiming to be from an alarm company telling them they need their systems upgraded or repaired. In those cases, the visitors also references break-ins in the area.
Police say they don't have a specific number of incidents nor descriptions of any possible suspects. But they say they've received reports of the possible scam in the Old North Durham, Lakewood and Forest Hills neighborhoods. They've also had calls on Collier Road near Old Chapel Hill Road and Down Street.
The Federal Trade Commission, which warns of such scams on its website, urges people to be cautious and to always ask for proper identification before allowing someone they don't know into their homes.
Durham police say that most reputable alarm companies do not go door-to-door to solicit business. If there are questions about the validity of such a call, they urge residents to call the company to verify using a number they've gotten independently from the so-called salesperson.
Residents can also ask to see a city vendor permit or privilege license.
Another tip from police: Don't provide personal information, and call 911 for any suspicious activity.

Bring your trash cans in. No pick-up this week.

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