Friday, December 8, 2017

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. Residents subscribing to the optional yard waste program may place up to 10 biodegradable paper bags at the curb for collection each week on their normal service day. The yard waste cart with a current sticker must be at the curb and filled before paper bags can be used. If a yard waste customer has more than 10 bags, the excess will be collected the following week or residents may call 650-4186 to schedule a bulky brush collection.

new 2018 board elected

Congratulations to the new 2018 HVNNA Officers:

President - CJ Broderick 
Vice President - Sandra Johnson  
Treasurer - Rebecca Lane
Co-Secretaries – Debbie Lidowski and Glenn Hartwell (shared duties)

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Hope Valley North General Meeting -Tues 12/5/17 @ 7pm Piper's Deli

Hope Valley North General Meeting HOLIDAY EDITION Tues 12/5/17 @ 7pm Piper's Deli
Come one! Come all! (Hope Valley North Residents only)

Piper’s Deli
3219 Old Chapel Hill Rd. Durham (minutes from the neighborhood)
Tuesday December 5th @ 7pm

We are having our last general meeting for the year and this one is our holiday edition. We will have food and beverages plus we will elect/choose our new slate of officers for 2018. If you or anyone you know is interested in any of the positions listed below please let me know and we will put your name on the agenda.

•             President
•             Vice President
•             Treasurer
•             Secretary
•             Information Guru

We encourage who ever attends the meeting to bring some homemade desserts but more importantly we would love if you brought canned or dry food that we will donate to a local charity (still needs to be determined). The food will be donated in the association’s name in time for the holidays. No other outside food or beverage allowed per Piper’s.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Durham Hosts ReUse Rodeo, E-Waste Recycling & Paper Shredding Event Oct. 21

For Immediate Release: September 27, 2017

Share! Got e-waste, reusable household goods or papers to shred? Attend our free Oct. 21 event open to all #Durham residents

Durham Hosts ReUse Rodeo, E-Waste Recycling & Paper Shredding Event October 21
Free Event Open to All Durham Residents

DURHAM, N.C. - Durham residents looking for an easy and free way to recycle electronic waste (e-waste), shred confidential documents and drop-off of their reusable household goods should attend the City of Durham's ReUse Rodeo, E-Waste Recycling & Paper Shredding Event next month.

The event will be on Saturday, October 21 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Durham County Memorial Stadium<> on the visitors side parking lot, located at 750 Stadium Dr. Staff will be on hand to assist with unloading old electronics, paper, clothing, etc.

Second Annual Durham ReUse Rodeo
The Second Annual Durham ReUse Rodeo will provide residents with an opportunity to drop off gently used items at this "one-stop drop" event to be repurposed back into the community. All items donated onsite will be given to participating non-profits, including TROSA, Families Moving Forward, Recyclique and Holt Elementary School. Accepted items include books, clothing, furniture, electronics, household appliances, cookware, tools, craft supplies, miscellaneous household items, and more. All items should be clean and in working order and donation receipts will be available for tax purposes. A complete list of acceptable items can be found on the ReUse Rodeo webpage<>.

E-waste Recycling and Paper Shredding
The e-waste recycling and paper shredding portion of this event, sponsored by the City of Durham Solid Waste Management Department, Sonoco Recycling, Shimar Recycling, Synergy Recycling, and Durham County Government, will accept nearly all electronic devices with a cord, including:
*        Computers, laptops, keyboards, mice, printers, monitors, speakers, copiers, scanners, circuit boards, hard drives, computer parts, etc.
*        Televisions, stereo equipment, tape players, receivers, amplifiers, record players, etc.
*        Kitchen electronics, such as microwaves, mixers, blenders, choppers, etc.
*        Telephones, cell phones, and fax machines
*        Hair dryers, curling irons, alarm clocks, and vacuum cleaners
*        Power tools, cordless tools, etc.
*        Electronic toys, such as keyboards and video game systems
*        This event will NOT accept large appliances, refrigerators, air conditioners or any other appliances that contain Freon in non-working condition.

Confidential paper shredding will also be provided on site. Requirements for shredding include:
*        Paper may contain paper clips and staples; however, hanging file folders will not be accepted.
*        Only paper should be brought for shredding. CDs, DVDs, and other non-paper items will not be accepted.
*        All paper should be loose and not in binders or other binding items made of non-paper.
*        Residents may be present to observe their confidential document shredding if the amount to be shredded can fit into one 96-gallon roll cart (approximately 240 pounds of material or approximately eight small, banker boxes of material).
*        Participants with larger quantities will have items placed in boxes to be shredded off-site at Shimar Recycling's secure facility.

Residents who can't attend the October 21 event can still safely and conveniently recycle old electronics at the City's Waste Disposal and Recycling Center<>. The Center, located at 2115 E. Club Blvd., is open Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday from 7:30 a.m. to noon. For information about items accepted at this event or the City's recycling facilities, contact Durham One Call<> at (919) 560-1200 or visit the City's Solid Waste Management Department webpage<>.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

meeting tonight

We would love to see everyone at the Hope Valley North Neighborhood Association Quarterly Meeting Tuesday @ 7pm 9/19/17
Piper's Deli
3219 Old Chapel Hill Rd. Durham, NC
Guest speakers:
Elizabeth Poole - Training Coordinator Durham Communications Center - 911
Mike Dupree- Manager for Durham County Soil and Water. Looking to help homeowners in the neighborhood to take advantage of grants to improve property and the neighborhood.
Come on down and voice your opinion and be part of the greater good. Help your neighbors help the neighborhood!

Sunday, September 3, 2017

car break-ins on Winchester last night

Several unlocked cars on Winchester were riffled through last night. If you saw anything, please contact the police.

Remember to lock your cars.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017


(1058 W Club Blvd, Suite 252, inside Northgate beside Sears)
Saturday, AUgust 12, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. (Half-price sale, 2 – 4 p.m.)

Saturday, August 12 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. - come to the Friends of the Durham Library’s book sale at Books Among Friends, inside Northgate next to Sears. The book sale is open to the public. No membership is required, but please consider becoming a Friends member. Hardbacks are $3, trade paperbacks are $2, small paperbacks are $1, and children’s books are 25 cents to $1. Special books are priced as marked. HALF-PRICE SALE from 2 to 4 p.m.

Please also consider donating gently used books to the Friends of the Durham Library, especially children’s books and contemporary nonfiction. Book donations are accepted at Books Among Friends on Tuesday mornings from 9 a.m. to 12 noon. The donation drop off location is on the exterior of the mall between Sears and Catherines. Questions? Call 919-560-7159 or email Books are also available for sale during regular hours at the Durham Co-op Market, Stanford L. Warren Branch Library, and Durham County Library’s regional libraries.

National Night Out - TONIGHT!!

Today is the day for our 5th Annual Hope Valley North National Night Out! The event starts at 6pm and concludes at 8pm. We will have free hamburgers, hot dogs and drinks for everyone. In addition to that there will several free door prizes including movie theater vouchers, gift cards to Hope Valley Diner and a $100.00 gift certificate to Harris Teeter. There will be also be special kids door prizes as well.

Speaking of kids there will be a special play area for the youngsters including a bubble machine and other fun stuff. A special kids parade to kick off the event will start at Hendrick's Ct. and end up at Winchester. The prep for the event will start at 5:30. Have them bring bikes for the parade. We will have stuff for the them to decorate the bikes.

Of course we will have music and special guests from the city and from the police and other first responders.  Can't wait to see everyone there to support the community and encourage a safe environment for our families and neighbors.

Saturday, July 15, 2017


Did you know that every year, North Carolinians throw away enough trash to circle the earth twice? Recycling is one of the best ways you can help to protect the environment. Recycling saves natural resources, keeps reusable items out of landfills, and provides the materials needed to make recycled products.

Calendar for our neighborhood:

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Most City of Durham Offices Closed for Independence Day

From the city website (

DURHAM, N.C. – Most City of Durham offices, including City Hall and other non-emergency City operations, will be closed Tuesday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day.

Police, fire and rescue services for life-threatening or in-progress emergencies may be reached by calling 9-1-1. Non-emergency problems or concerns may be directed to (919) 560-4600. Residents are asked to take note of the following changes in other City-provided services and programs.

Solid Waste, Recycling, Yard Waste, and Bulky Item Curbside Collections
The Solid Waste Management Department will be closed on July 4. Regular Monday collections for solid waste and recycling will not be impacted this week. However, regular Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday collections for solid waste and recycling will be delayed by one business day for the remainder of this week. Collections for yard waste and bulky items will also be delayed by one business day this week with the regular Friday collection taking place Monday, July 10. The Waste Disposal & Recycling Center, Yard Waste Facility, and the Household Hazardous Waste Center will be closed on July 4.

Durham Parks and Recreation
Durham Parks and Recreation will close its administrative office, all recreation centers, and all indoor rental sites on July 4. Outdoor pools, spraygrounds, picnic shelters and City lakes will operate under normal schedules and picnic shelters are available for rental. For more information like, follow, or call (919) 560-4355.

GoDurham, GoDurham ACCESS, and Bull City Connector
GoDurham and GoDurham ACCESS will operate Sunday service schedules on July 4, but administrative offices will be closed. For more information like, follow, or call (919) 485-RIDE. For more information about GoDurham ACCESS, call (919) 560-1551. The Bull City Connector will not operate on July 4. For information like, follow, or call (919) 485-RIDE.

Durham One Call
Durham One Call will be closed on July 4. Residents may submit a service request using the new smartphone app, complete and submit an online service request, or leave a message at (919) 560-1200. Durham One Call will forward all requests for City services to the appropriate department on the next business day. For information about the City’s holiday schedule and any other services that may be affected, contact Durham One Call at 919-560-1200 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday

Monday, June 19, 2017

meeting reminder

The HVNNA General Meeting will be held on Tuesday (6/20/16) at Piper's Deli @ 7pm. Come out and join us.

theft on Suffolk

Attention fellow neighbors:

Last Friday afternoon (616/17) a vehicle described as an older model Toyota sedan (possibly an Avalon) stopped in front a house on Suffolk. The driver described as a tall light skinned male aprox. 25-35 yrs old got out of the car and stole 2 expensive pieces of lawn equipment off of a lawn maintenance vehicle belonging to one of our neighbors. Witnesses were unable to get a license number. Police were called and a report was filed but no suspect has been apprehended.
This type of theft has happened before in this area. These types of thefts are usually done by folks looking for opportunities where the homeowner has temporarily left items on their front lawn or have their garage doors open and so on.
Please make sure that you keep an eye open for any suspicious activities or unfamiliar cars roaming the neighborhood. If you do see something unusual we encourage you to call 911.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Neighborhood Association Meeting - June 20

The HVNNA General Meeting will be held on Tuesday (6/20/16) at Piper's Deli @ 7pm. Come out and join us.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Spring means snakes are active

Early this week an AT&T contract was bitten by a Copperhead snake in our neighborhood. It is spring and snakes are active.

Copperheads are dangerous and bites require immediate medical attention. 


Not all snakes are dangerous. The following link is an article on Distinguishing between venomous & non-venomous snakes:

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

HVNNA meeting tonight!

I wanted to make sure that all of you were aware of the quarterly general meeting for Hope Valley North Neighborhood Association that takes place at Piper’s Deli (3219 Old Chapel Hill Rd. Durham) which is only minutes away from the neighborhood. 

It will be on 3/21/17 Tuesday evening at 7pm. Please join us as we discuss what is happening in our neighborhood and also some of the plans we have for the future. You will also have a chance to voice concerns, issues, ideas and so on at the meeting. More importantly you get to see some of your neighbors and hopefully get an opportunity to make new friends. 

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

2017 Durham Mardi Gras Parade

Next Tuesday is the 2017 Durham Mardi Gras Parade and After Party: the gathering on the plaza starts at 6:30 at 201 Corcoran St, and parade steps off at 7 pm. The jams get going once we get to MotorcoThe Blue Note GrillThe PitFullsteam, and The Bar Durham, featuring The Sunday SpecialCurtis Eller’s American CircusLakota John, and our perennial, Durham Mardi Gras favorite, the Bulltown Strutters.  Register your krewe, volunteer and donate – together we’ll make this the biggest one yet!

annual water treatment disinfection changeover process

Beginning Friday, Feb. 24, #Durham water customers may notice a slight change in the taste & smell of their tap water through March. Durham Saves Water is performing its annual water treatment disinfection changeover process. This process is required by federal & state regulations & does not affect the safety or quality of our drinking water. For more details visit

Saturday, January 28, 2017

break-in on Friday

On Friday we had a break-in in the neighborhood during the day. Police say there were actually several break-ins in the general area. Be on the look out for anything unusual and call the police!

Thursday, January 19, 2017

2017 dues

It's that time of year again. Dues to join the HVN neighborhood association are a mere $25 a year per household. Dues can be given to your block captain, the treasurer or mailed to the PO Box.

PO Box 51006
Durham, NC 27717

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

condolences to the Border's family

John Tyler Daye (father to HVN neighbor Virginia Borders)
June 17, 1921 – December 25, 2016
Mr. John Tyler Daye peacefully entered eternal slumber on December 25, 2016.He was born to the late Mr. Alfred Daye and Mrs. Alice Daye of Granville County, North Carolina.
He started his formal education at Little River High School and completed his education while serving in the United States Army.  He also completed coursework as a machinist, and secured a certification as an automobile mechanic through the veteran’s on-the-job training.
 He was a fast learner and worked his way up through the ranks to become a master repairer during his 30 plus years at American Tobacco Company. Also, as an astute employee during his tenure with American Tobacco Company he made several innovations to the manufacturing machines effectively increasing their efficiency and reliability.  After retiring from the American Tobacco Company he became the proprietor of a successful lawnmower shop that he operated for over 25 years.  He was recognized for his Christian work as a Trustee at Peace Missionary Baptist Church, a position he held until he departed life. He was an avid bowler receiving numerous trophies and was well known for his delivery; and he was a Free Mason. John was preceded in death by a daughter Nancy Daye, son John Anthony Daye (Ann) nine siblings.  He was married to Eloise Jamison Daye from that union three daughters and also married to Dorothy Williams Daye from that union one son.
 He is survived by his loving wife Anne Hamilton Daye of 55 years; daughters Virginia Daye Borders (Larry), and Katie Daye Monroe (Ronald), son Jeffrey T. Daye (Christine), loving sister Emma Daye Gentry. Grandchildren Tammy Minor(Sterling), Craig Daye(Stacy), LaQuettii Barnett(Rodney), Danielle Daye, Aaron Harris, Alan Harris, Stephen Waddell, Makena Daye, ten great grandchildren and a host of family and friends . 

Funeral service is Friday, December 30, 2016, 1:00 pm at Peace Missionary Baptist Church. Visitation on Thursday, at Holloway Memorial Funeral Home from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm.  

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...