Julia Baker

Julia is a UNC-Chapel Hill grad who majored in Photojournalism and will become a double Heel upon completion of her Master's of Public Health at UNC's Gillings School of Public Health. She enjoys traveling, running, cooking, learning and speaking Spanish and watching Carolina basketball.

Julia Baker

Eat Your Heart Out: A Very Durham Wedding

Date July 1, 2018 Neighborhood Tuscaloosa-Lakewood Occupations Raina is the salon coordinator and product facilitator at Union Hair Studio, and Tracy is the owner/manager of Hutchins Garage.  Crossed Paths While grabbing a drink at Bull McCabes, Tracy’s friend Gee Barger (who would become their wedding officiant) and Raina’s friend Laura Jones encouraged each of them …

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Weekend at a Glance: Pickles, Picnics and Performances

The 11th Hour: Late Night Coworking – Thursday, 4-10pm – Calling all small business owners, service providers, food entrepreneurs, creatives, freelancers and anyone cultivating their first business idea: Gridworks is hosting an evening of networking and education on the many facets of business development. Kicking off their “Ask Me Anything” series, the collaborative workspace features LaTasha Best-Gaddy …

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Campaign Raises Funds to Promote Literacy Among Durhamites

Providing Durham County residents the opportunity to improve upon their quality of life through increased literacy skills, Durham Literacy Center (DLC) creates a more equitable pathway to prosperity. Through programs such as GED tutoring and English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) classes, DLC offers many avenues for both adults and youth to achieve their potential. …

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Sip on Spanish Wine and Enjoy Local Bites at TxakoliFest’s 10th Anniversary

Spend the afternoon enjoying a taste of Spanish wine country this Sunday from noon-4pm at TxakoliFest’s 10th Anniversary at The Rickhouse. After traveling to Spain’s Basque Country, Mattie Beason of Black Twig Cider House and Mattie B’s Public House wanted to instill in his fellow Durhamites an appreciation of Txakoli (pronounced chock-oh-lee), a sparkling, dry …

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Dr. Jeff Nunez with his patient, a golden retriever.Photo courtesy of Triangle Veterinary Referral Hospitals

5 Helpful Tips for Keeping Your Pet Safe This Summer

As summer approaches, we look forward to consistently warmer weather and sunnier days. We pull out our sunglasses and enjoy weekends by the pool and afternoons at the park tossing a Frisbee with our furry friends. Although our memories of summer are idyllic, the season also exposes our beloved pets to additional risks, such as …

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Anna’s Angels Gala To Raise Money for Duke Children’s

The 14th Annual Anna’s Angels Gala will be held Saturday, March 25, at Prestonwood Country Club. The elegant evening will benefit Down syndrome research at Duke Children’s Hospital. Enjoy a night of dinner, dancing, silent and live auctions and a keynote address by Duke Football Head Coach David Cutcliffe. The 2013 National Coach of the Year and mentor …

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Musical Chairs 2017: Turning Trash Into Treasure

Musical Chairs 2017, multiple events hosted by The Scrap Exchange and Durham Medical Orchestra, seeks to raise money and awareness for the local nonprofits. Twelve artists have been invited to adorn old chairs in a style inspired by the orchestra. The finished chairs will presented to a panel of judges who will award prizes to the …

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Celebrate Picnic’s First Anniversary with a Pig Pickin’ (or Two)

One pitmaster, one chef and one hog farmer. Three individuals who are separately esteemed for their knowledge of barbecue decided to combine their expertise to bring you a finger-lickin’ good culinary experience. For the past year, Picnic has served up wood-smoked, whole-hog barbecue revered by both native North Carolinians and visiting experts in food, appearing …

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How Do You #LoveDURM?

Calling all Durhamites! If you’re in love with the Bull City, here’s an opportunity to display your affection for its people, places and businesses. As Valentine’s Day approaches, Durham residents are encouraged to take part in the first annual #loveDURM photo contest. To participate, capture a moment that encapsulates just why you call Durham home …

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