Monday, September 26, 2016

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Museum of Life and Science shifts to winter hours

The Museum of Life and Science has shifted to its winter hours through March. The museum is now open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday, and noon to 5 p.m., Sunday. It will be closed on Mondays.

Friday, September 9, 2016

Liberty Arts has a new home

Liberty Arts, the nonprofit metal-sculpture organization that created Major the Bull and sponsored the Bull City Sculpture Show, will be moving this month out of its space in the Cordoba Building to a 918 Pearl St., formerly home of Triangle Brewing Co. The Pearl Street building has 12,000 square feet allowing Liberty Arts the room to add a permanent space for glass blowing and rental space for artists who want to weld or use the glass-blowing equipment.

Thursday, September 1, 2016

West Durham's Hosiery Mills dye house to undergo transformation

Scott Bednaz, best known for the changes he’s already made to the Straw Valley Project properties in west Durham, wants to turn the old Durham Hosiery Mills dye house at 708 Gilbert St. into the next Durham hotspot. His idea includes fully renovating the interior, which could open it up for a mix of uses, including office space on the second floor, retail shops, restaurant space, storage and even room for a brewery or distillery operation.Plans to keep the heavy timber wood framing and steel trusses, which are original to the 1920s-era building, and other elements will allow it to maintain its status on the National Register of Historic Places. The estimated cost of the project is about $4 million. The project is pending city approval.

Monday, August 29, 2016

Multimedia Storytellers to Create New Interactive Conversations About Race

American Documentary, Inc., producer of the award-winning PBS documentary series POV (Point of View), and The New York Times announced the selection of three innovative digital producers for a new project; “Embedded Mediamaker.” Durham digital storyteller, Saleem Reshamwala was chosen as one of the three out of hundreds of applicants and will work with POV and The Times to create new forms of documentary and interactive content with a team of Times writers, editors and visual storytellers involved in Race/Related, a newsletter and reporting project exploring race as it is lived today.

New Disney movie "Queen of Katwe" has ties to Durham man

Troy Buder ,a Durham man, bought the rights to a story in 2009 and sold it to Disney. Buder got involved with an international soccer ministry and learned about a chess program in Uganda that changed children's lives. Then, local author Tim Crothers wrote an article in ESPN Magazine. That article became a book, published in 2012, and now the "Queen of Katwe" is coming to the big screen. Disney is scheduled to release the movie next month.

Labor Day closings and schedule changes for City of Durham

Most City of Durham offices will be closed Monday, Sept. 5 for Labor Day. The City will operate under normal business hours on Tuesday, Sept. 6. Police, fire, and rescue services for life-threatening or in-progress emergencies may be reached by calling 911. The Solid Waste Management Department will be closed Sept. 5. Collection for all services, including solid waste, recycling, yard waste and bulky items, will be delayed by one business day for the entire week.