September 19, 2008
GBNA had a successful meeting last night and Tuesday Night the Jacob Lawrence Exhibit open Night was a hit, a who’s who of durham so to speak. There was a great turn out. Tonight marks the opening of the Cartogaphy Exhit in Golden Belt along with the 3rd Friday Art Crawl. Should be an interesting evening.
August 16, 2008
District 1 Partners Against Crime – Durham County Government Forum
Durham PAC 1 invited County Commissioners, Durham Public Schools, Durham Judicial Branch, Durham Sheriff’s Office and other County Organizations to come to the table and discuss the issues that impact the community in a meeting at Eastway elementary school Saturday morning.
The meeting began with an introduction from Durham’s New City Manager -Thomas Bonfield. Then on to Sheriff- Worth Hill, who addressed the community with a law enforcement update.
With questions from members of the community & an open dialogue with the County Representatives, the meeting was a great success only marred by the absence of various County Department Representatives.
County Representative available for community questions such as Commissioner Michael Paige- Vice Chair demonstrated his commitment to PAC 1 and in moving Durham forward by answering questions from a member of the community regarding the proposed food tax referendum coming up this November. Currently the PAC has not taken a position on it, but interest appeared to reverberate in how the dollars generated will benefit the community with workforce development. In addition to County Commissioner -Michael Paige, Durham’s Public School Board of Education Chair- Minnie Forte-Brown, Judge Elaine M. Bushfan, Chief Magistrate Elaine Evans, and Joe W. Bowser were all available to address the issues that matter most to the members of the PAC and the community. I would like to thank all those in attendance, for taking the time to demonstrate their commitment to the PAC 1 community.
Aug 15, 2008
Golden Belt hosted a Art Walk in Building Three- The Third Friday Durham downtown art walk marks the Golden Belt artists’ official public opening.
Aug 5 2008
National Nite Out was a success with local residents hanging out for the evening & the officers on their bikes circling the neighborhood for the kids to cheer.
Duke’s Nasher Museum of Art & Scientific Properties hosted a public art event at Golden Belt celebrating the opening of Golden Belt’s contemporary art gallery, ROOM 100.
We have new neighbors the new residents & artist of Golden Belt Arts Campus and the Durham’s Neighborhood Improvement Services.