Name the project
The City of Durham is searching for a name of the South Ellerbe Stormwater Project. (The former Duke Diet and Fitness Center (808 W Trinity Ave) will be demolished, and stormwater from part of downtown and nearby neighborhoods will be filtered through the area. The site will be repurposed to provide more green space to the community.) Click here to submit your idea by Sunday, October 15, Members of the Durham City Council will go through the names and choose the one they like best.
Is NCCU invisible?
Wow. Just got the new “yp” phone book delivered to my door. I see that it says “Chapel Hill • Durham” and not “Durham • Chapel Hill,” so it’s perfectly understandable to have the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on the cover. That’s fine. But when I flipped through the book, I felt that something was missing … a really big Something. I stopped on page 7, with the header “University.” It seems that whoever put this phone book together did a nice writeup on UNC–Chapel Hill, of course, but then took a superhuman, Herculean leap all the way over to Duke University.
Did they dare distribute a phone book in This neighborhood just a few blocks from Lawson St while leaving out North Carolina Central University? Where are they from, anyway? Did they not know that NCCU ranks #2 when it comes to HBCU (historically black colleges/universities) law schools? (Kinda hard to beat Howard.) And the traffic tie-ups and reroutes alone should alert Somebody that NCCU puts on some pretty important, and well-attended, sporting events. And how many schools around here have NPR radio stations (WNCU)? Around here we look forward to NCCU’s theatrical productions, homecoming celebrations, jazz concerts/festivals … and even those of us who didn’t even attend NCCU would say that it’s an irreplaceable part of the community. And when I say community, I mean Durham, and not just my side of town. The next time yp delivers a phone book to my door, I hope they correct this glaring omission, because right now it is useless to me.
The folks at the Chicken Hut (3019 Fayetteville St) have found an intriguing solution to “the fly problem.” There’s nothing more irritating than competing with flies for your own food. Found hanging on the wall next to the side entrance is a plastic baggie half-filled with water. When I asked Ruth about it, she explained that the bag of water somehow keeps the flies away. She had no explanation as to how it works, but it apparently does. I couldn’t find a scientific basis for this practice, but if you want to keep the flies away, give this a try. And if you can figure out how this works, then, by all means, let us know!
Let’s help our neighbors
Lately it’s been really frustrating trying to keep up with crowdfunding campaigns, and there are so many crowdfunding sites nowadays that I have definitely lost track. And it’s also frustrating when someone I know tells me about a failed crowdfunding campaign after the fact, when I know I could have helped with an online interview, custom video, etc, etc.
So here’s a new feature--Let’s help our neighbors—where I will help promote your crowdfunding campaign by posting your Vimeo or YouTube video. For a fee of $25/month (payable via PayPal), I can post your video + conduct an online interview (which will also be a YouTube video)! Let the Durham Skywriter and TV Skywriter help you raise the money you need—call 919-809-9682 or write to firstname.lastname@example.org today.
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