Kids & Family

Rio Paralympian Blazes His Own Trail

By Durham Magazine | February 12, 2017

Hillside High School senior Desmond Jackson started competing in track and field at age 8 with the Carolina Cruisers in Charlotte. “Most of my teammates were wheelchair users, and I joined as the first amputee,” says Desmond, whose leg was amputated above the knee due to a birth defect before […]

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Longtime Locals Talk Holiday Traditions

By Durham Magazine | December 22, 2016

Floyd B. McKissick Jr. N.C. State Senator “My father, Floyd McKissick Sr., had an office at 213½ W. Main St.; he was the only African-American attorney to have an office on Main Street at the time. You could overlook the entire parade right from his office. There was lots of […]

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Our Local Holiday Gift Guide

By Sponsored Content | November 29, 2016

Mynt Boutique A colorful and vibrant plaid scarf paired with a rich velvet blazer creates a bright and elegant look you can wear to any holiday event. (Blazer and scarf may be purchased individually.) $428 (Joie black velvet blazer) $145 (Wool plaid scarf) Rockwood Shopping Center, 2501 University Dr., Ste […]

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Local DEET-Free Insect Repellent Sends Bugs Buzzing

By Durham Magazine | July 14, 2016

As summer heat and humidity increases, so will the use of insect repellent. Raleigh-Durham is listed as one of the top 10 cities in the U.S. with the worst mosquito problems. TyraTech Inc., a local life sciences company founded in 2004 in Morrisville, launched the insect repellent Guardian in August 2014. It is a DEET-free, plant-based, […]

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Forget Pokémon. Find Waldo in Durham!

By Julia Baker | July 12, 2016

Where’s Waldo this summer? The famous children’s book character, with his red-and-white striped shirt and thick, black-rimmed glasses, has made his way to Durham! For the month of July, embark on a scavenger hunt to find Waldo as he makes pit stops at 36 local businesses across the city. You […]

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Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth with These Local Frozen Treats

By Durham Magazine | June 25, 2016

Take the “100 Flavor Challenge” at Pelican’s SnoBalls. “Each season we have dozens of people start, but only a handful finish,” says Miles Abbason, co-owner of Pelican’s SnoBalls in the north and central Durham locations. For a cool spot to watch fireworks this July 4, head to their Fayetteville Street […]

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Pitch Perfect: The Voice Behind the Bulls

By Durham Magazine | June 25, 2016

Could there be a more perfect person for the job? Tony Riggsbee was born at Watts Hospital in 1953. He grew up on Trinity Avenue. He went to Bulls games as a kid. He graduated from Durham High – where he served as official scorer for the baseball team. He’s […]

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After 23 Years in Business, Spartacus Restaurant Closes Its Doors

By Durham Magazine | June 22, 2016

After 23 years, Spartacus closes its doors June 26. To commemorate one of Durham’s longest established restaurants, we reflect on a Thanksgiving story we wrote four years ago that demonstrates how the restaurant was a hub for family, tradition and healthy portions. The owners’ love for authentic flavor – and […]

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‘Dr. Drizzle’ Inspires Discovery Education in Durham Public Schools

By Amanda MacLaren | June 2, 2016

With 20 years of teaching under her belt, Dacia Jones holds degrees in elementary education, science and music, her “true passions.” She regularly presents at the National Council of Teaching Mathematics conferences in addition to the National Science Teachers Association and International Society for Technology in Education, among others. She […]

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55 Events Not to Miss in Durham This Year

By Durham Magazine | January 25, 2016

JANUARY KwanzaaFest The African-American Dance Ensemble’s annual Kwanzaa festival features a children’s village – with dance classes, arts and crafts, and a face painter – plus drumming and dancing classes; food vendors; and entertainment from dance ensembles and more. Durham Armory, 220 Foster St.; 919-560-2729; africanamericandanceensemble.org Carolina Godiva New Year’s […]

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