Friday, April 26, 2013

Passing of a neighbor

Beverly Ann Smith Evans DURHAM - Beverly Ann Smith Evans, was born November 13, 1943 in Guilford County, NC to parents, Miranda Margaret Stephens Smith and Junius Smith, both deceased.
Following a two-year struggle with complications related to cancer, Beverly died on Monday, April 22nd at home, surrounded by family and friends.
She is survived by her husband of 48 years, William P. (Bill) Evans; one son, Paul Franklin of Greensboro, NC; one daughter, Mira Williams (Eric Jerome) of Decatur, GA; five grandsons; three granddaughters; and a host of other family and friends.
A Memorial Service will be held on Monday, April 29th at St. Joseph AME Church, 2521 Fayetteville St., Durham, NC. The Rev. Dr. Philip R. Cousin Jr. officiating.
Walter Sanders Funeral Home of Smithfield, NC is serving the family.
Visitation starting at 12 noon.
Ivy Behind the Wall Ceremony at 12:30 p.m.
Memorial Service at 1:30 p.m.
PLEASE, in lieu of flowers, send contributions to the
C/O William P. Evans
1104 Stonehedge Avenue
Durham, NC 27707.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Spring Fling Plant list

As you know, Spring Fling is coming up on Saturday, April 20th (4-27 is the raindate). We will have over 80 plants propagated from neighborhood gardens for sale.  Here is a partial list of plants we will have available for sale:


Rose champions


Tick seed

Black eyed susan

Lamb’s ear



Winter aster

White wood aster




Lirope variegated


Plants will be prices between $2 and $10 dollars.

Congrats to a neighbor

Congrats to one of our own neighbors for his promotion to Deputy Chief!!!!/DurhamPoliceDepartment

Durham Police Chief Jose L. Lopez Sr. has announced the promotion of five officers including one deputy chief, one assistant chief, one captain, one lieutenant and one corporal. [The top ranks of the Durham Police Department include one police chief, two deputy police chiefs and four assistant police chiefs]. For more information go to

Thursday, April 4, 2013

HVN neighbor youth available to help out neighbors

                                  To:  Hope Valley North Neighborhood Association  members
                                  From: Hope Valley North Youth Neighborhood Association members
       Good for: One hour of services from a HVNYNA member.
Can be used for baby sitting, tutoring, pet services, light yard work or other small jobs.
Contact HVNYNA President Jasmine Thomas to coordinate services at (919) 419-0685.

Spring Fling Reminder


April 20, 2013-- 10am to 1pm

Shelly Place cul-de-sac


·         HUGE plant sale

·         garden tour

·         food

·         information from recommended service vendors

·         FREE face painting for kids


Our neighborhood has a number of gardeners. For the past year we have been dividing plants from our gardens and potting them to sale at prices far below the big box stores. We currently have more than 80 plants potted and ready to go and will likely come up with more this spring!!

In addition to having many gardeners, several different neighbors have taken part of the CCAP program and have rain gardens and cistern as well. After the spring fling, there will be a walking tour of selected gardens throughout the neighborhood.

Neighbor recommended service vendors (handymen, electricians, arborist, etc) will set up tables with contact information. All vendors have been used by and recommended by neighbors in order to be invited to attend.

The spring fling will take place between 10:00 am and 1:00 pm. During that time, sign up for the garden tour that will take place right after. The rain date for this event is April 27.

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

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