Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Durham YouthWork Internship Program Hosts Youth Summit January 20th

For Immediate Release: January 13, 2015
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Durham YouthWork Internship Program Hosts Youth Summit January 20th
Free Event for Youth Ages 14 to 21; Businesses Invited to Learn More About
Becoming Youth Worksite During Orientation Session
What:              2015 Durham Youth Summit
Who:               Durham YouthWork Internship Program in partnership with Durham Parks and Recreation
When:             Tuesday, January 20, 2015 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Where:            Holton Career and Resource Center
401 N. Driver Street
Durham, N.C. 27703
Fast Facts
·         The Durham YouthWork Internship Program, a Durham City/County/Durham Public Schools initiative, is hosting the 2015 Durham Youth Summit next week in partnership with Durham Parks and Recreation.
·         Youth ages 14 to 21 and their parents are invited to attend this free event to explore and learn about various careers, community resources and educational opportunities.
·         Participants will also interact with businesses at the Career Fair, and they will have an opportunity to participate in workshops around three topics: Social Media, the Gaming Industry and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) careers.
·         Youth can also win prizes including a PlayStation 4, an HP laptop computer and a pair of Beats headphones.
·         Local businesses are invited to an orientation session where they will receive information on becoming a worksite for youth and hear from other businesses with experience in working with the Durham YouthWork Internship Program.
·         Youth pre-registration is preferred by sending an email – including full name, age and school/program – to DurhamYouthWork@DurhamNC.gov. Participants should dress in business casual attire.
·         For more information about the 2015 Durham Youth Summit, contact Employment Program Coordinator James Dickens with the City’s Office of Economic and Workforce Development at (919) 560-4965, ext. 15217 or by email to James.Dickens@DurhamNC.gov.
·         For more information about the Durham YouthWork Internship Program, visit http://durhamnc.gov/ich/cb/oewd/Pages/Summer-Youth-Works-Program-Durham.aspx.
About the Office of Economic & Workforce Development
Guided by the City’s Strategic Plan, the Office of Economic & Workforce Development helps ensure that Durham has a strong and diverse economy by increasing the city’s tax base through several revitalization initiatives, including new development efforts in the central city area. The department also plans and promotes cultural awareness and events, identifies and recruits target industries as well as assesses and trains Durham residents to fill new jobs. For more information, visit http://www.DurhamEconomicDevelopment.org.  

Monday, January 12, 2015

HVNNA Spring Fling Plant Sale and neighborhood yard sale- May 2


On Saturday, May 2nd, the Hope Valley North Neighborhood Association is again sponsoring a Spring Fling Plant Sale. On that morning there will also be neighbors having their own yard sales as well as food for sale! 

The Plant Sale will be held in the Shelly Place cul-de-sac and will feature hundreds of plants of various kinds.  All activities will begin at 7:00 a.m. and continue until 11:00 a.m. Maps will be provided to locate the yard sales.

More details to come, but mark your calendar!!

Energy Conservation Workshop - 1/27

Energy Conservation Workshop - 1/27

Durham County Cooperative Extension will host a free energy conservation workshop at Southwest Regional Library. This workshop will teach you how to reduce your power bills. Receive a FREE kit with a CFL light bulb & low-flow shower head. Learn how to qualify for the Home Assessment and Energy Retrofit Program.

Time: Tuesday, January 27, for time contact Deborah McGiffin at 919-560-0521
or deborah_mcgiffin@ncscu.edu

Place: Southwest Regional Library, 3605 Shannon Rd.

Friday, January 9, 2015

Crime Watch- HNV

We had an attempted break in last weekend. While a home owner was out of town, thieves kicked in the door to a house in Hope Valley North. An alert neighbor heard the house alarm and called police. Police arrived but the thieves fled the scene.

Please keep an eye out and if you see or hear anything suspicious....call 911!!

2015 HVNNA officers

We would like to thank the 2014 officers for thier time and effort as well as welcome the 2015 Hope Valley North Neighborhood Association officers:

President: Mo Darden
Vice President: Sandra Johnson
Treasurer: Martha Wilaby
Secretary: Beth Bader

President: Mo Darden
Vice President: Debbie Lidowski
Treasurer: Martha Wilaby
Secretary: Sandra Johnson

Spring Fling meeting on Sunday

Interested in volunteering at the third annual Spring Fling? We are having the first comittee meeting to discuss Spring Fling this Sunday (1/11) at Debbie's house at 3pm. Come by or call Debbie for more info: 919-210-1450.

Monday, January 5, 2015

2015 HVNNA dues

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, and printing costs of newsletters, fliers and signs. Support your community by paying your dues.

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

The City of Durham  Solid Waste Management Department  has suspended trash and recycling collections on Thursday, January 18. Road and weat...