Kids & Family

Check Out These Unique Local Story Hours For Your Little Ones

By Durham Magazine | October 10, 2017

Committed to literacy, these businesses, nonprofits and libraries go above and beyond to provide exciting programming for our children. Story hours can be found among butterflies and honeybees at outdoor spaces like Chapel Hill’s Honeysuckle Tea House or Durham’s Funny Girl Farm and Sarah P. Duke Gardens. Local bookstores, coffee […]

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Club Blvd. Elem. Students Take a Hike on Monthly Walk-to-School Days

By Durham Magazine | October 9, 2017

October is International Walk to School Month. The monthly tradition of Club Boulevard Elementary’s Walk-to-School Day is the product of former Club Boulevard parent Mark Dessauer’s passion for promoting physical activity in young students. Mark and his wife, Betsy’s, sons, Theo, 11, and Oscar, 14, attended the school, and, back […]

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The Hill Center Celebrates 40 Years with The Monti

By Durham Magazine | September 28, 2017

After 40 years, there are bound to be some stories to tell. The Hill Center celebrates its four decades of impact on the community with The Monti, a nonprofit that encourages people to share their unscripted personal stories. Tales for the evening will be centered around the theme of courage, inspired […]

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Durham Mom Offers Simple 6-Day Plan for Prepping Dinners Each Week

By Durham Magazine | September 19, 2017

Central Park School for Children (CPSC) kindergarten teaching assistant Liz Clark requires a course of action to get dinner on her South Durham table for her family: Jordan High School student Aidan, 14; CPSC student Avari, 11; and husband, Cary, who works at medical nonprofit International Society on Thrombosis and […]

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Prep For the New School Year With These Helpful Hints

By Durham Magazine | August 23, 2017

Is it OK to be friends with my child’s teacher or past teachers on Facebook? Social media can bring people together, but when it comes to your kids’ teachers, it has the potential to complicate things. Many schools have policies in place that prevent teachers from being Facebook friends with […]

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Soak Up the Last Days of Summer With This Outdoor Itinerary

By Amanda MacLaren | August 3, 2017

SPRAYGROUNDS An easy way to cool off with the kiddos is at one of Durham Parks and Recreation’s spraygrounds – playgrounds equipped with water features. All are open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., with the exception of Hillside’s sprayground (see below). Find one at your closest park: • East […]

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Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth with Locally Made Caramels

By Durham Magazine | June 24, 2017

Treats without the toothache. That’s what Dr. Jenny Citineni of Triangle Kids Pediatric Dentistry was after. While running a rural children’s dental clinic in New York City, “Jenny became frustrated at how hard it is to really instill healthy eating habits,” says husband and co-founder Tom. “In particular, sugar is […]

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Local Beekeeper Helps Kids Experience Their Food Ecosystem Firsthand

By Dana Lange | June 20, 2017

Food insecurity is a reality for more than 50% of the children in Durham Public Schools (DPS). They qualify for the free or reduced price lunch programs and often have little connection to where fresh food comes from. This is one problem Stan Holt works on as a vice president […]

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Empowering Durham Students to Succeed in College and Beyond

By Durham Magazine | May 11, 2017

Seven years ago, Bettina – who grew up in Raleigh and majored in middle grades education at UNC – spent a summer in college as a part-time teacher at Durham-based Student U, a college-access nonprofit that supports students from middle school through college. After graduation, Bettina became the organization’s third […]

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Durham Nativity School Creates a ‘Pipeline for Success’

By Durham Magazine | May 9, 2017

Drivers racing north on Roxboro Street might not notice the boys in French blue dress shirts and striped ties milling about near the sidewalk, or the sign at the intersection with East Trinity Avenue that reads “Durham Nativity School.” But those familiar with the institution say it’s one of the […]

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