Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Doing Good in the Neighborhood Community Care Grant Awards Announced

Duke University’s Office of Durham and Regional Affairs announced the 2010 recipients of the Doing Good in the Neighborhood Community Care Grant Awards.

Fifteen non-profit organizations were selected to receive the grants; the maximum grant is $2,000.

  • Child and Parent Support Services, for expansion of the Healthy Families program;
  • Citizen Schools, to create vibrant, hands-on learning experiences for at-risk middle school students;
  • Crayons2Calculators, for monthly school-supply giveaways for Durham Public Schools teachers;
  • Durham Economic Resource Center, to fund outreach to Durham’s Latino community;
  • Durham Literacy Center, for expansion of the Escuela de la Familia, a literacy program for Latino families in Durham;
  • Durham Rescue Mission, to provide backpacks filled with school supplies to children at the group’s annual back-to-school party;
  • Durham TRY, for the Living in Future Tense program to help teen dads and moms connect with each other in support of their children;
  • Genesis Home, for an expansion of their after-school tutoring and mentoring program for school age children at the shelter for homeless families;
  • i4m, for the Innovation for Motivation Scholarship program to provide intersession programming for low-income students at Chewning Middle School;
  • New Horizons Academy of Excellence and The Reality Center, for a grant to integrate the two facilities to serve at-risk youth;
  • SeeSaw Studio, for the expansion of their Youth Designer Mentoring Program;
  • TROSA, for expansion of TROSA Grocery's product selection;
  • Urban Ministries of Durham, for the Suds for the Shelter project, to purchase supplies for the community shelter's laundry room;
  • Voices Together, for the expansion of the Little Voices program to support therapeutic choral groups for young children with developmental disabilities;
  • YO: Durham, for expansion of the YO: Durham Parent Academy.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Self-Serve Yogurt Opening

Tutti Frutti, a self-serve yogurt shop, is opening in the Hope Valley Square Shopping Center.

New Store in Northgate Mall

A Sea of Learning, an educational store, is now open in Northgate Mall.

1000 West Main Street 100% Occupied

The Futures Group is moving from Meridian Parkway to the entire second floor of the 1000 West Main Street Building.

Golden Belt Welcomes New Tenants

Bikram Yoga is now open in Golden Belt. Dogstar Tatoo and graphic design firm, Cuberis LLC, are both in the process of moving from other locations in Durham to Golden Belt.

Women's Center at NCCU Honorees

The Women's Center at N.C. Central University is honoring Jacqueline Waddell-Johnson, Baiyina W. Muhammad, and Regina Alston with their Unsung Leaders Award and Minnie Forte-Brown, Kay Thomas, and Yvonne Scruggs-Leftwich with The Heroine Award.

Contract Post Office Open in Northgate Shopping Center

A new Contract Post Office with virtually all postal services has opened in The Shops at Northgate shopping center.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Casbah Hires

Steve Gardner was hired by Casbah to plan bookings and shows for the music venue.

Durham's Partnership for Children Honored

The Board of County Commissioners presented Durham's Partnership for Children, a Smart Start Initiative, with its Commissioners' Community Circle Award.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

New Head Chef

Chef Chris Holloway is taking over duties at the Faculty Commons at Duke University.

Ground Breaking for New School

Officials broke ground for the construction of the City of Medicine Academy, a three-story, 40,000-square-food structure on Crutchfield Street. The school is expected to open for classes in one year.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Dogstar Tattoo to open in Golden Belt

Dogstar Tattoo is moving out of its building on Ninth Street to a new location in Golden Belt near the new Bikram Yoga Durham studio.

New Rescue Mission building plans on track

The Durham Rescue Mission submitted plans to the Durham city planning department for a two-story building to serve as a multipurpose building at its center on East Main Street with constructions planned for 2011.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Old Havana Sandwich Shop Opening this Fall

The Old Havana Sandwich Shop is prepping for a fall opening at 310 E. Main Street.

604 West Morgan Italian Eatery Opening Soon

The former Tosca Ristorante Italiano site has undergone a transformation and will open as a new restaurant: 604 West Morgan Italian Eatery which will include a trattoria featuring Cinelli's Pizza, relocated from the Ninth Street area.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

New Park Opens in Durham

Durham Parks and Recreation will host the official ribbon cutting ceremony for Old Chapel Hill Road Park (3751 SW Durham Dr.) on August 26 at 5:30 pm.

Monday, August 16, 2010

New Salon on Guess Road

Encanto, a new salon, will open on Guess Road August 21.

NCSSM Names Chancellor

Todd Roberts, a Durham native, was named chancellor of the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics.

Foster's Market Expanding

Foster's Market received city approval for expansion plans to add about 1,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor dining area to the restaurant, a paved parking lot with 102 spaces, and a new two-story building with 7,000 square feet of leasable retail and office space.

DCABP Honors Pair

The Durham Committe on the Affairs of Black People will honor William J. Barber II and Sharon Elliott-Bynum, co-founder and executive director of CAARE Inc.

Friday, August 13, 2010

West End Billiards Opening

West End Wine Bar is opening a West End Billiards a couple doors down from their current location on West Main Street.

Storch Appointed to Commission

Durham County Magistrate Steven Storch was appointed to serve on the N.C. Domestic Violence Commission.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Friday, August 6, 2010

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Dance Studio Opens Downtown

Hot Club of Durham, a new dance studio in the Trotter Building in Downtown Durham, is now open and has classes and dances open to the public.

Casbah Plans Opening

Casbah, the music venue at 1007 W. Main Street in the Brightleaf Square area, is planning a late September opening.

Motorco Music Hall Opening

Motorco Music Hall, located at 403 W. Geer Street, is planning for a mid-September opening.

RDU Terminal 2 Phase II complete soon

Phase II of Terminal 2 at RDU International Airport is set to be complete by January of 2011.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Duke University Names New Campus Rabbi

Rabbi Jeremy Yoskowitz was named the new campus rabbi at Duke University.

Durhamite Wins Commerce Job

Henry McKoy, the chairman and CEO of Durham-based Fourth-Sector Financial, was appointed assistant secretary for community development at the N.C. Division of Commerce.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Quintiles Hires New Executive

Quintiles, a Durham-based drug-research firm, hired Kevin Gordon as its new chief financial officer to oversee its financial health.

King's Sandwich Shop Opens

King's Sandwich Shop, located at Geer and Foster streets, is officially opening Tuesday, August 3.