Showing posts from October, 2013

Speed bumps

The speed bumps at the back of the neighborhood are going in today!!

Durham County Operation Medicine Drop!

Do you have expired and unused medicine for you or your pets, vitamins, dietary supplements or over-the counter medications just lying around your house? Don’t flush them or throw them in the trash! Safely discard them and help preserve our waterways, prevent overdoses, misuse of medicines and decrease crime.

Participate in Operation Medicine Drop October 26, 2013 from 10am-2pm at various locations throughout Durham County. For drop off locations visit: Duke Hospital (Front Lobby) 2301 Erwin Rd. Durham Durham 27710 25-OCT-2013 6:30AM 00-9:30AM Kerry Drugs 1812 Holloway Street Durham Durham 27701 26-OCT-2013 10:00AM -02:00PM Kroger 3457 Hillsborough Rd. Durham Durham 27704 26-OCT-2013 10:00AM -02:00PM Kroger 202 W NC Highway 54 Durham Durham 27713

Charge Ahead to a Greener Durham

Get ready to Charge Ahead to a Greener Durham in the coming year! Charge Ahead Durham is a fun, new program that makes it easy for you take actions in your everyday life to help the environment, save money, and improve your overall well-being. We will provide actions and clear guidance on steps you can take to save energy, conserve water, reduce waste, and connect with nature. You report back on what you've done and get entered to win awesome prizes every week. We will be launching in January, but you can sign up now to get notified when the program starts. Whether your motives are leaving a better world for your children, saving money or simplifying your life, Charge Ahead Durham has something for you. Go to to sign up now!

Charge Ahead Durham is designed to involve people from all walks of life and on all levels of current environmental awareness. If you would like to participate, but think you might want some extra help from someone in your neighb…

Durham E-Waste Recycling & Paper Shredding Event Saturday

Durham E-Waste Recycling & Paper Shredding Event Saturday Free, Convenient Event Open to All Durham Residents and Businesses What: E-Waste Recycling and Paper Shredding Event Who: City of Durham Solid Waste Management Department, Sonoco Recycling, Shimar Recycling, Synergy Recycling, and Durham County Government When: Saturday, October 26, 2013, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Where: Durham County Memorial Stadium 750 Stadium Drive Durham, N.C. 27704 Fast Facts: ·The event will accept nearly all electronic devices with a cord, including: oComputers, laptops, keyboards, mice, printers, monitors, speakers, copiers, scanners, circuit boards, hard drives, computer parts, etc. oTelevisions, stereo equipment, tape players, receivers, amplifiers, record players, etc. oKitchen electronics, such as microwaves, mixers, blenders, choppers, etc. oTelephones, cell phones, and fax machines oHair dryers, curling irons, alarm clocks and vacuum cleaner oPower tools, cord…

City may start charging for Ninth Street Parking

From Ninth Street Dance:

Help Keep Ninth Street Parking FREE
In a November 4th public meeting, the city council will consider a staff recommendation to begin charging for parking in the Ninth Street area. Details are still sketchy, but meters may go into the main parking lot on Ninth Street as early as March 1, 2014; street parking would also be metered at a later date. If you don't want to have to pay to park when you come to class or shop on Ninth Street, please e-mail Mayor Bell and the city council before Nov. 4. You can find a sample e-mail message and contact info here; feel free to modify it as you wish. Thanks!

Help your trick-or-treaters stay safe

Help your trick-or-treaters stay safe
By Attorney General Roy Cooper

Halloween can be a fun and creative time for families, but we also want it to be safe. Planning your kids' trick-or-treat routes and checking their costumes and candy carefully are the keys to celebrating Halloween safely. If you're a homeowner who expects trick-or-treaters to visit, take some simple steps to help keep neighborhood kids out of harm's way.

Tips for trick-or-treaters
* If your children plan to trick-or-treat, make sure they stick to neighborhoods they know well and visit only well-lit houses.
* A parent or other responsible adult should always accompany young children. Make sure older kids trick-or-treat in a group, and set a curfew.
* Plan the route your kids will take and tell them how you expect them to behave. Make sure kids know not to enter a house or get in a car without your permission.
* Check the sex offender registry at<http:…

Durham County Offers $10 Rabies Shots for Pets

Durham, NC -  Need to protect your pet from rabies? The Durham County Sheriff's Animal Services Division is offering rabies vaccines every Tuesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 2 to 4 p.m. No appointment is necessary to obtain the vaccination, but you will need your photo identification to complete the transaction. The modest $10 fee for the service must be paid in cash only. The Animal Services office is located at 3005 Glenn Road. For more information, please call 919-560-0630.

A Free Health Screening Clinic and More!

Touched by Grace A Free Health Screening Clinic and More! Where: Grace Lutheran Church 824 N. Buchanan Blvd. Durham, NC 27701 Phone: 919.682.6030 When: 12 October from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. All Services Are Offered Free of Charge for Adults and Children
Appointments made during morning registration for: Medical screenings – blood pressure, height, weightCPR classVision screeningsHaircuts
** Interpreters will be available ** Child care/activities will be provided
No appointment-required: Meal – lunch will be provided for all guestsFood pantry – one bag of nonperishable groceries per familyClothing for adults and childrenPrayer partnersThe following is a quick overview of the offerings at the health fair: Nurse screenings for diabetes, high blood pressure and other health conditions Vision screenings for both children and for adultsLinkages to follow up health services for identified needsDuke Medical Center is donating medical providers to teach the CPR course to parents. One class will be held at 10…