Showing posts from January, 2014

Durham APS offering $20 spay/neuter vouchers

Spay/Neuter Your Cats & Dogs to Prevent Thousands of Homeless Puppies & Kittens. February 1st – 28th while resources last DURHAM, NC – The Animal Protection Society of Durham will be offering spay/neuter vouchers for a suggested donation of $20 redeemable at a participating veterinary hospital. APS staff will make the appointments when voucher is received. DURHAM COUNTY RESIDENTS ONLY. (Please bring State Issued I.D.) Offer available while resources last. Why spay/neuter your companion animal? Each year, 6-8 million dogs, cats, puppies, and kittens are left at animal shelters around the country. Sadly, 3-4 million of those animals have to be euthanized. Spay/Neuter surgeries are our best hope for preventing the deaths of millions of innocent animals. Take a moment to learn the facts and myths about Spay/Neuter. Good for Your Pet Spaying and neutering helps dogs and cats live longer, healthier lives.Spaying and neutering can eliminate or reduce the incidence of a number of health prob…

Solarize information session is still

The Solarize Durham information session is still on for tonight as planned. Details here.

There is also an interesting article about solar power in The Independent this week:

Solarize Durham Information Session

Solarize Durham Information Session
Thursday, January 30
6:30 p.m.
Eno River Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
4907 Garrett Road, Durham

Climate and energy nonprofit NC WARN has brought to Durham a highly successful program to expand solar power on homes and businesses.

Solarize Durham helps homeowners generate most of their own electricity and sell excess power back to Duke Energy. Power bill savings start the day the system is installed, locking in low-cost clean energy for 25 years or more.

Through bulk purchasing and neighbor-to-neighbor marketing, Solarize Durham cuts pricing by up to 32% from retail solar prices that have already fallen by 80% in recent years.
The more customers participate, the lower the price. An average-sized home might use a 3- to 5-kilowatt system.

Example: 3-kilowatt system (installed price)Average
Tier 1
(approx. 1-12 homes)Tier 2
(approx. 13-25)Tier 3
(approx. 26-50)Tier 4
(approx. 51-75)Tier 5
(approx. 76+)$14,000-

Increase in break-ins along American Tobacco Trail

From PAC3 Listserv:

Mon Jan 27, 2014 9:31 am (PST) . Posted by:
"Addison, David" Everyone,

Captain Andrews and I have noticed an increase in breaks in to motor vehicles in the parking areas along the American Tobacco Trail. We are sharing this information with you, so you can take extra steps to reduce the opportunities for criminals. These incidents are not unique to our community. Other municipalities are investigating similar crimes along their trails.

If you are leaving from home to use the trail for exercise or enjoyment, only bring what you need along with you. Usually, I will bring identification, a water bottle, a phone and for those listen to either music or audio files, an mp3 player or other device. The thieves looking into cars along the trail are stealing items in plain view or can see something which may give an indication that something is hidden inside the vehicle. Something which sparks a suspects…

First Coffee with Council Session of 2014 to be Held February 8

The first Coffee with Council session of 2014 will be held on February 8. The session is the first of five that will be held over the next couple of months. It will take place from 10 a.m. until noon at the Lyon Park Community Family Life and Recreation Center. During the sessions, residents will have the opportunity to provide feedback to council members on budget priorities for the 2014-2015 fiscal year.

Resident Spotlight from Hope Valley Living Magazine

Jazz Musician Reggie Leatherberry

Written by Hope Valley resident, Beth Bader
Reggie Leatherberry plays three instruments well: the flute and the alto and tenor saxophones. But he is best known to the musicians he plays with, his family and friends, and his audiences for his eloquence on the tenor saxophone. Reggie plays his tenor sax in four groups: the North Carolina Jazz Ensemble (NCJE), Moon and the Stars, the Ed Moon Trio, and his own ensemble, The Reggie Leatherberry Quintet featuring vocalist Wen DeVear. Reggie also is a member of the Music Ministry at Union Baptist Church on Roxboro St., Durham NC.
The NCJE travels all over the state playing big band jazz. Moon and the Stars are eclectic in the music they play – different styles of jazz as well as popular favorites. Reggie’s Quintet plays mostly jazz. Moon and the Stars, the Ed Moon Trio, and Reggie’s Quintet play at music venues and also at a large variety of events – parties, corporate events, wedding receptions, famil…

Social Event in 2014

Saturday, April 26- HVNNA will hold its third annual Spring Fling on Shelly Pl cul-de-sac in conjunction with neighborhood yard sales

Tuesday, August 5- HVNNA will participant in National Night Out on Herrick Place cul-de-sac

Friday, October 31- Neighborhood Youth Halloween Party on Shelly Place

Tuesday, December 9- Holiday party at Harris Inc., 3505 Hillsborough Road, Durham, NC 27705


Annual dues of $25 are due in January of each year. They can be received by your block captain or mailed to our HVNNA treasurer Martha Wilaby at the following address:

P.O. Box 51283
Durham, NC 27717

Check should be made payable to HVNNA

Your dues pay for improvements to our front entrance, refreshments at our events, welcome baskets to recognize new neighbors and new babies, bereavement/hospitalizations and printing costs of newsletters, fliers and signs. Support your community by paying your dues.

Mark your calendar

2014 General Meeting dates
March 11
June 10
September 9
December 9

Steering Committee dates

February 11
May 13
August 12
November 11

Meetings take place at 7pm.