Showing posts from August, 2012

General Meeting reminder

The Next General Meeting is in a few weeks: Septemeber 11, 2012 @ 7:00 pm Harris Inc 3505 Hillsborough Rd Durham, NC 27705

Voluntary Simplicity - Starting in September at South Regional Libr

Voluntary Simplicity - Starting in September at South Regional Library
Looking for a simpler life? Learn the meaning of voluntary simplicity and reflect on how our choices affect us and our world in this six-session course.  Come find out whether the Voluntary Simplicity course is right for you at the no-obligation introduction.
Introduction:                 Tuesday, September 11, 7:00-8:30 p.m. Course (six weeks):      Tuesdays, September 18-October 23, 7:00-8:30 p.m. Location:                      South Regional Library Cost:                            Free
Registration for the course is on a first-come, first-serve basis. To register, go to, scroll down, and click on the name of the month or call (919) 560-7410.


Saturday and Sunday
September 8 and 9
noon – 3 p.m. Please join us for a two-day festival in our newest garden area.
- Make a seed bomb – create a vegetable print – learn about bees, chickens, compost and sustainable gardening.
- Enjoy a garden story, dance to live music, taste samples of garden produce.
- Talk to the experts from Bountiful Backyards, Durham County Master Gardeners, DIG youth from SEEDS, This and That Jam, the Durham Beekeepers Association, Carolina Coops, Interfaith Food Shuttle, and more.
- Tours at 1:30, 2 and 2:30 p.m. When: Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 8 and 9, noon-3 p.m.
Location: The Charlotte Brody Discovery Garden. Please follow signs from the lower parking lot on the opposite side from the Gothic gates. We will also have greeters to help guide you there.
Parking fees apply after 1 p.m.
Pollinator Gardens, with Debbie R…

North Durham Rotary Yard Sale Fundraiser

Northgate is pleased to announce the North Durham Rotary Club will hold a public Yard SaleSaturday, August 25, 2012 from 10:00am-6:00pm on The Plaza at Northgate in space #710 near Stadium 10 at Northgate Theatres. This event will raise funds to support North Durham Rotary’s grants and outreach programs that support needs in both the local and international community.
Open to the public, a multitude of well-priced items including clothing, exercise equipment, tools, books, house wares, furniture and sundry home and personal items will be available for sale at very low prices. 
The North Durham Rotary Club Yard Sale Saturday, August 25 from 10:00am-6:00pm will be held at space #710 on The Plaza at Northgate. Northgate Mall is located at 1058 West Club Boulevard, Durham.

We made the newspaper!!

National Night Out brings in the crowds The Herald Sun
The Herald-Sun | Bernard Thomas

Sister's Seanae (L) and Jasmine Thomas (R) with Jadiah Ballentine (center) are marching down Shrewsbury Street ,Tuesday August 07, 2012, during the National Night Out, in the Hope Valley North Neighborhood. slideshow By KEITH UPCHURCH; 919-419-6612

DURHAM – Two-year-old Danny Rollman swung his head around fast when a shiny, red Durham fire truck pulled up in his neighborhood Tuesday evening.

“Truck!” he said, with dilated pupils and an open mouth.

The fire truck signaled the start of a parade for the Hope Valley North neighborhood as part of its celebration of National Night Out, a crime prevention event held in neighborhoods across the nation.

Danny’s mother, Jennifer Rollman, has lived in the southwestern Durham neighborhood about three years and thinks the event is a good way to get to know other residents.

“There have been a lot of break-ins in the neighborhood, and …


Don't forget about Neighborhood Night Out tonight!! Parade and 5:30pm. Cook out at 6:00pm.

Break-in in our neighborhood

One of our HVN neighbors had their house broken into while out of town on vacation last week. Here are some tips to prevent residential burglaries.
1. Make sure that all exterior doors have sturdy, well installed dead bolt locks. Regular key-in the knob locks alone are not enough. 2. Sliding glass doors can be secured by installing commercial locks or putting a broomstick handle or dowel in the inside track to jam the door. To prevent the door from being lifted off the track, drill a hole through the sliding door frame and the fixed frame and insert a pin in the hole. 3. Lock double–hung windows with key locks or "pin" your windows by drilling a small hole at a 45 degree angle between the inner and outer frames, then insert a nail that can be removed only from the inside. 4. Instead of hiding keys around the outside of your home, give a neighbor you trust an extra key for emergencies. 5. When you move into a new home re-key the locks on all exterior doors immediately. 6. Burglars…