In this issue, we’re introducing you to some of the people who are leading our community into the future, from the first Latina city council member to a doctor who is working to fight the opioid crisis to a woman who has become the champion of the honeybee. We’re calling them The Influencers, and we asked people who know them well to write their stories, which you’ll find starting on page 34.
Some of the folks we’re featuring have a significant impact in our business sector, a good pairing with the launch of our new Durham Inc. section in the magazine (page 45), which will run in every issue. Focusing on the companies and the people running them, our mission in this section is to cover the economic growth in our community fairly and responsibly. We’ve always been proud to feature leaders in business, but this new section is a chance to give a more in-depth look at ways to grow your business, network, learn about recent openings and closings, and much more.
We’re excited to give more coverage to the commercial side of the Bull City, and we’d love to hear your thoughts and business news – drop us a line at [email protected].
26 Island Escape
A Durhamite shares her top recommendations for Bald Head Island
34 The Influencers
Six people making an impact on our city, as told by fellow community members who know them well
68 Parental Guidance
Our unique family-friendly gems
82 Summer Camp Guide
There’s a camp in our area for almost every kid’s interest, from sports and science to arts and engineering
98 What We Love About Living in Forest Hills
Numerous parks, open green spaces and a close-knit community have drawn families to this neighborhood for decades
DEPARTMENTS & COLUMNS
Stop the Bleed classes educate the public on how to stop severe bleeding
32 Adopt A Pet
Meet a pup and a cat waiting on their forever homes at the Animal Protection Society of Durham
Discover our city’s best restaurants
127 Engagement & Wedding
Tying the knot, Bull City-style