The Remarkable Rise and Ride of Rise’s Tom Ferguson

By Dan Shannon | August 29, 2020

If the answer is birding, what’s the question? When Tom Ferguson launched his first Rise Biscuits & Donuts outlet in 2012, it was the start of something big. Over the next few years, Tom – formerly of Durham Catering Co., Only Burger and other well-known Durham food ventures – and […]

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10 Reasons to Attend WellFest 2020

Push the Reset Button: 10 Reasons to Attend WellFest 2020

By Durham Magazine | August 4, 2020

Register today for WellFest 2020 – a virtual weekend focused on mental and physical wellness. In the early days of the coronavirus shutdown, we witnessed a spike in wellness motivation. But what happened to those people who were sharing their Sunday meal preps or latest yoga pose achievement on social […]

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Tracey Hawkins Founder Thriving on the Spectrum Advocate for Autistic Children

Thriving on the Spectrum Founder Advocates for Autistic Children

By Marie Muir | July 22, 2020

By Marie Muir Illustration by Jillian Ohl Born and raised in Morehead City, North Carolina, Tracey found a home in Durham in 2004. She and her husband, Zack Hawkins, NC House Representative for District 31, their three sons – Zachari, 17, James Preston, 5, and Adam, 3 – and their 11-year-old golden retriever, Sophie, […]

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Stay Well and Spend Your Golden Years in Durham

By Durham Magazine Intern | June 26, 2020

Retirees are attracted to this area for its cost of living, world-class medical care, cultural events and opportunities for maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Many are attracted to the rich diversity of Durham as well as the easy access to Duke hospitals and cultural outlets like Durham Performing Arts Center and […]

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Woman Working on Bed Perri Kersh Pandemic Productivity Advice Blog

Productivity in a Pandemic, Expectation vs. Reality

By Perri Kersh | April 22, 2020

Perri Kersh of Neat Freak Professional Organizing in Chapel Hill, works with people to help them get organized – and stay that way. Even in a pandemic.

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How to Stay Sane At Home With The Kids During COVID-19 Shelter in Place

How to Stay Sane at Home With the Kids

By Durham Magazine | March 26, 2020

A family therapist shares eight ways for parents to make the most out of their time at home with the kids – all while trying to keep their sanity

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How to Successfully Work From Home During COVID-19 Shelter in Place

10 Healthy Practices for How to Successfully Work From Home

By Durham Magazine | March 26, 2020

Due to COVID-19, offices have closed, leaving many unemployed or working from home. We asked Dr. Patrick Jeffs how to succesfully work from home.

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Three refurbished basketball courts were unveiled at Hillside Park in April

Shoot Some Hoops at Hillside Park

By Amanda MacLaren | March 10, 2020

Three refurbished basketball courts were unveiled at Hillside Park in April 2019, a project subsidized by FILA and The Tamia & Grant Hill Foundation

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Families and Kids Enjoy Old Mill Farm Durham NC Beth Mann

10+ Ways to Have Fun with Your Kids

By Durham Magazine | February 26, 2020

Parents and their kids can spend quality time under the stars, at the museum or on the farm

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Running in the street

The Benefits of Chunking Things Down

By Perri Kersh | January 15, 2020

The Neat Freak on the advantages of baby steps in accomplishing goals

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