February/March 2018 – Our 10th Anniversary Issue

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A decade ago, the first issue of Durham Magazine rolled off the presses with a promise on this same page, and with a distinctly younger picture of me:

“We are committed to making a positive contribution to our city,
we will honestly tell the stories and concerns of our neighbors, we will become an integral, organic part of our diverse community. Further, we will stand with our community; our local writers, readers and artists will talk to one another, neighbor-to-neighbor, friend-to-friend.”

The headline to the first editorial was, without irony, “An Unfinished Magazine.”

Durham Magazine is still an evolving work in progress, but our promise? I wouldn’t change a word.

After more than 80 issues created by three outstanding editors over 10 years – and who knows how many stories and photographs? – each month our team goes out, discovers compelling local stories and tells them well. Our readers have been generous with both their favorable and critical comments, and we take them to heart. Our advertisers, too, have walked with us through a recession, a growing economy and everything in between. (See some of the businesses that were here when we started on page 64.)

It’s fun to take a moment and savor our magazine’s successes – and longevity in publishing is no small accomplishment – but great editors look ahead, trying to imagine what’s around the next corner, over the next hill, and that’s what we are doing. We’re a lot more excited about the next 80 issues than the last.

But we are grateful, and humbled, to still be a part of the greatest city in North Carolina.

I’ll end this essay the way I ended the one I wrote a long time ago: “Our fate is twined with our unfinished city’s future [but] enough from me: It’s time for Durham Magazine to speak for itself.” – Dan Shannon, president and CEO

Click below to flip through our February/March 2018 issue and let us know what you think by dropping a line to editorial@legacy.durhammag.com.

To get to a specific section, click on the articles below.

FEATURES

38 COVER WORTHY
All 74 of our covers

42 WE BUILT THIS CITY
The people and places that laid the foundation for the city we know and love

54 HOW DURHAM ARE YOU?
Test your Bull City knowledge with this quiz

106 HOME, SWEET HOME
Our longtime staff photographer shares the details of her favorite rooms from the past 10 years

124 POTENTIAL, REALIZED
The Hill Center helps children with learning differences excel

132 SUMMER CAMP GUIDE
From STEM to outdoor adventures, nd a camp for your little ones in Durham and beyond

SPONSORED

64 The Originals
37 organizations that have stood the test of time

DEPARTMENTS AND COLUMNS

8 The Scene
PictureDURM helps us showcase images curated by locals

12 Go.See.Do.
Our top events for February and March

26 In Their Words
Duke’s Dr. David S. Pisetsky talks town-gown relations while author Carl W. Kenney II explains the draw of our city

30 Noted
What we’ve heard around town …

36 Adopt A Pet
Energetic dog Dizzy and curious cat Will await their forever homes at The Animal Protection Society of Durham

118 Deal Estate
How far does your dollar go in the current housing market?

146 A Second Wind for the Food Scene
Community staples spur spinoffs

148 Taste
Discover our city’s best restaurants

151 Sip
Clouds Brewing’s IPA is the J.A.M.

153 Savor
Piedmont changes course and its courses; this pasta dish is a prime example

159 Engagement & Wedding
Tying the knot, Bull City-style

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