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Well Suited

By Dana Lange | December 29, 2014

Deep inside Northgate Mall a bell rings inside the office of Dress for Success (DFS) of the Triangle, symbolizing a fresh start – a job offer – for a woman who really needed it. As of this month, 5,000 Durham women have passed through the program on the way from hopelessness to self-sustainability thanks to one woman with a vision […]

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We Scream for (More) Ice Cream!

By Amanda MacLaren | December 15, 2014

Durham’s in for a real treat when The Parlour expands into the former Playworks space next door and adds an additional 1,000 square feet to its current footprint. The addition to the shop, which opened at 117 Market St. in April 2013, will allow the owners to expand the menu, seat almost 60 — […]

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The Giving Spirit

By Durham Magazine | December 15, 2014

In early December, Anita Brown-Graham and her husband, Phillip, co-hosted a Giving Gathering for Book Harvest and the East Durham Children’s Initiative. Book Harvest, which began three years ago, provides secondhand books to low-income children in the Triangle while EDCI strives to change the outcomes of children and families in East Durham. Ginger Young, the founder and executive director […]

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Voices for Education

By Sponsored Content | November 1, 2014

“The active, engaged, passionate parents make a true partnership,” says Channa Pickett. She is the director of Enlaces, a youth outreach program launched in October 2009 by Duke’s Office of Durham and Regional Affairs and nonprofit organization El Centro Hispano. The strengths-based program serves grades fourth through seventh at six […]

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Planting Seeds of Service

By Sponsored Content | October 1, 2014

Duke University’s annual Make A Difference Day, sponsored by Duke’s Office of Durham and Regional Affairs took place on a sunny October Saturday at the Ronald McDonald House of Durham and E.K. Powe Elementary. The service day focused on connecting university students to their surrounding community of Durham, establishing a […]

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Stay Centered

By Amanda MacLaren | September 22, 2014

Paintings, jewelry, photography, wooden sculptures and even humans pretending to be sculptures were in abundance at Durham Arts Council’s 40th annual CenterFest, a two-day street arts and community festival in downtown that featured 140 juried visual artists representing 17 states. This year, more than 70 acts performed on six stages, kids got […]

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Creating a Buzz in Durham Classrooms

By Sponsored Content | September 1, 2014

How might a local high school make use of a flying, camera-bearing quadcopter? Could Skype offer a novel way for students to connect with books? What kind of connections could be made between Duke students and an elementary school technology club? Tackling these questions is all in a day’s work […]

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Power to the People

By Sponsored Content | August 1, 2014

Anne Yeung always loved her experience as a Duke student, but during her sophomore year, she began to feel something was missing. “Being engaged in the community around me has always been important to me,” Anne says. “But I hadn’t yet found an opportunity to practice that at Duke in […]

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The Duke Homebuyers Club

By Sponsored Content | July 1, 2014

When Duke University kicked off its Southside Housing Incentive Program last year, the goal was to encourage Duke employees to become some of the first stable homeowners in the revitalized Southside neighborhood. The initiative, offered to employees meeting certain income qualifications, was one of several ways that Duke partnered with […]

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Txak Full of Fun

By Durham Magazine | June 16, 2014

Six Plates Wine Bar likens Txakolifest to the Superbowl – they pull out all the stops (er, corks). Revelers came out to sample endless pours of Txakoli (pronounced “chah-coli”), a tart, fizzy white wine from the Basque region of Spain that’s best served by holding the bottle a considerable height above a drinker’s […]

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