Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Teens- Be a VOLUNTEER this summer!

Be a VOLUNTEEN this summer! Teens can sign up to be a Volunteer for the library's summer reading program. You'll help run the Summer Reading Desk, help patrons sign up for the program, track books, give out prizes, and more! Plus, you'll earn some community service hours.

Click on the link to find out more:

Monday, May 12, 2014

Steering comittee mtg on 5/13

Steering comittee meeting on Tuesday (5/13) at 7:00 pm at Martha's house. Block captains (and anyone else interested) should attend.

Monday, May 5, 2014

voting tomorrow

From INC blog:

Tuesday is a combined general election for school board, partisan primaries for offices such as US Senate and sheriff, and non-partisan primaries for judges.  Across Durham County, about 7000 people came to early voting -- out of about 200,000 registered voters, so we had 3.5% turnout.  I hope that means people are just waiting on Election Day!

A couple points about changes in the voting process:
  • Voters will be asked if they have an photo ID, but not for their ID. This has been pretty confusing.  What is going on is that the Board of Elections folks are trying to get contact information for people who need IDs so they can be ready for 2016, when they need a photo ID.  
  • Because it is a primary, votes will be asked which party they belong to so they can get the right ballot. Independents can choose to vote in at most one of the three partisan primaries.  Voters are not asked to state their party in general elections.
  • Not all the races are on all the ballots.  If your party hasn't recruited someone to run for, say Chief Ambassador of Entertainment (assuming CAE, a position I just made up for illustration purposes, is a partisan office), or has only one person who has filed to run for that office, you will not see that office on your ballot.  
  • They are being really serious about no cell phones or other electronic devices in the voting places.  If you need a list of candidates you want to vote for, make a paper copy to bring into the voting booth with you.
  • We no longer have the option of having ballots cast provisionally in the wrong precinct count.  

To find out whether (and how) you are registered, find your home precinct and see your sample ballot, go to enter your name. 

Friday, May 2, 2014

Durham Activities on Saturday

There is a lot going on this Saturday in and around Central Park in Downtown Durham:

TIS will include:

  • 2PM Bike Parade
  • 3-8PM Community Pot Luck (Bring something to eat to share by 5PM ) &
  • 8-10PM Lantern Parade & Illuminate Durham including Cirque de Vol, Paperhand Puppet Intervention, the Walltown Children's Theater, the Bulltown Strutters & more!

Leaves and Yard Waste Collection

The city of Durham does not have a leaf vacuuming program. Residents who rake or blow leaves into the street are subject to a fine. Resident...