Spring/Summer Events Planning

Spring in here in Golden Belt & Summer Sounds Appealing!

Well we have been out of the loop, but nothing like a good birthday to spark that ‘things to do’ planning bug. With plenty of activities to choose from, all around and downtown we should all get out and enjoy. We are headed to checkout some of them tonight.

For today alone- here’s a link. There’s too many to list.


In our neck of the woods I would like to highlight

This Third Friday 4/19/13

Reclamation: Rough Travels for a Rare Thing Installation by Cora Lim

• Industrial Strength at Liberty Arts

 • open artist studios

• The Friends and Family Exhibit in the Scrap Exchange Green Gallery 6-9PM  opening reception for the Friends and Family show and it will be a fun one … Art, PBR, birthday cake, free Make-N-Take, and our very own Durham treasure, Ronnie Capps, on the piano!

Saturday April 20th 2013 LUEWWD VIII Ladies Arm Wrestling Fundraiser at Liberty Arts 7:30PM

This Sunday the Durham Earth Day Festival

@ Durham Central Park 502 Foster St. Noon – 5 p.m.

There is something for everyone …

Festival Host: Wes Hohenstein (NBC 17)
Live Music

Eco Lounge
Kids Area

Skate Park Safety Expo

Earth Day Parade

Earth Art Market

Sustainability Expo

Bike Valet

Golden Belt announced it’s GB Live concert series lineup includes:

• Friday, May 17  – Hammer No More The Fingers (Rock)

• Friday, June 7 – Michael Rank & Stag (Honky Tonk/Americana)

• Friday, June 21 – Kim Arrington (Neo Soul)

• Friday, July 5 – The Brand New Life (Afropop)

• Friday, July 19 – Justin Johnson and Skinny Bag Of Sugar (Blues/Rock)

With Mothers Day & Father’s Day around the corner here are some helpful sites.





The schools are listed by proximity, because we all know my preference for the Rams.


County Commissioners’ Forum 2012

·         ·  The InterNeighborhood Council of Durham has organized a County Commissioners’ Candidates forum for Wednesday, March 28, from 6:45 to 9:00 P.M. at the North Carolina Center School of Education Auditorium (710 Cecil St., Durham 27707). All fourteen candidates for Durham County Commissioner have agreed to participate that evening. Doors will open at 6:30 PM.
All five Commissioner seats are up for election this year, and, because there are only Democratic candidates running, the Democratic May primary may be tantamount to election. Bob Ashley, former editor of the Herald Sun and current Executive Director for Preservation Durham, will be the moderator that evening. If you are registered to vote as an independent or unaffiliated voter, you may vote in the Democratic primary.
You are invited to hear what these candidates have to say because five of them will make important decisions about life in our community as they govern the county.  It’s helpful to remember the difference between county and city services. Here’s a simple way to think about it: Durham County is responsible for “soft services”– education, social programs, etc., and the County Commissioners set priorities (and tax rates) for these. Durham City is responsible for “hard services” –fire, police, physical plant and city street maintenance, and Durham City Council members set priorities (and tax rates) for those.
There is easy parking near the auditorium. The auditorium is located at 710 Cecil Street, Durham NC 27707. Driving directions to the NCCU Campus may be found at http://www.nccu.edu/discover/drivingdirections.cfm
Durham InterNeighborhood Council (INC) organized in 1984, is a coalition of Durham’s neighborhoods and homeowner associations. Its mission is to promote the quality, stability and vitality of Durham’s residential neighborhoods

BLEND to lend space to GBNA

One of the hot new additions to the Golden Belt Neighborhood is restaurant/cafe Blend. This hip contemporary cafe and frozen yogurt shop is a morning must with their fresh brewed coffee and comforting muffins. I am hooked!

As owners Courtney and Camryn Smith of Sudie’s Fresh Baked Goods, blend with Howard Udell, of Yogen Fruz we have a new breakfast, lunch or snack option.

With our GBNA meeting held on 3rd Thursdays, we look to hold future neighborhood meetings in the shop.
Blend is open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Blend Cafe (twitter.com/blendgoldenbelt)

Golden Belt Home Tour: After the Tour

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The Home Tour was a great success:  we had around 200 people come through, and the event attracted a lot of attention in the Triangle.  See Jim Wise’s story in the May 2 News and Observer:

Durham neighborhood comes ‘back to life’ – Real Estate News – NewsObserver.com.

and Laura Oleniacz in the May 3 Herald Sun:

Neighborhood walk offers glimpse of restored homes and works in progress among Golden Belt’s mill houses

via golden community.

Thanks to all of the people who generously put their houses on the tour, the volunteers who helped show them, and to the businesses that helped underwrite the event:  Acanthus Construction, Bikram Yoga Durham, Labour Love Gallery,  Regulator Book Shop, Riverbank Custom Homes, Scientific Properties, Seagroves Realty and Urban Durham Realty.

Tour Property #8:  1211 Wall St.

The newest listing in the neighborhood

Two New Neighbors Bikram Yoga Durham studio & Dogstar Tattoo

Dogstar Tattoo &  Bikram Yoga Durham studio will be joining us in East Durham signing lease with Scientific Properties @ the Golden Belt Campus.

With the new FREE  Bull City Connector Bus (sponsored by the city of Durham and Duke University) running every 15 mins weekdays Monday- Saturday every 15 minutes from 7am-6pm weekdays, and every 20 minute the rest of the time, Traffic should start to pick up in the neighborhood. Hopefully enticing a restaurant to forge ahead and make Golden Belt home. Even though the Cotton Room and Mobile Caters have been great, it would be nice to have something more readily available.

BULL CITY CONNECTOR ROUTE – running through Downtown Durham, from Golden Belt  on East Main St. heading west through downtown, past Brightleaf Square and Ninth Street until turning up Erwin Rd. and terminating on Trent Dr. near Duke South.

Free Curbside Bulky Item Pickup

Durham Begins Free Curbside Bulky Item Pickup October 6

Roll-Off Containers Can Now Be Rented; Both New Services Available for
All Residential Customers

Durham, N.C. – Disposing of old furniture and appliances is now as easy
as dragging it to your curb. Effective Monday, October 6, 2008, City of
Durham residents that receive curbside solid waste and recycling
collection will now begin to receive free bulky item and white goods
collection as well.

According to Donald Long, director of the City’s Department of Solid
Waste Management, the new curbside service is an expanded opportunity
for residents to easily maintain the appearance of their properties.
“This new service allows our residents to get rid of bulky items and
white goods at the curb with a monthly pick up,” Long said. “In the
past, residents had to contact Durham One Call to schedule a bulky item
pick up. Now, they will just need to sit out their bulky items and
white goods on their scheduled day and we’ll handle it from there.”

Bulky items are considered common household items, such as furniture,
exercise equipment, vacuums, grills, and bicycles, which do not fit
inside the regular roll-out carts. White goods are items such as
refrigerators, freezers, window air conditioners, dishwashers, washers,
and dryers.

Residents should place no more than five bulky items and/or white goods
on the curb by 7 a.m. the day of their scheduled pick up. The new
collection schedule is as follows:

Bulky Item Curbside Pick Up

White Goods Curbside Pick Up

Residential Collection – Monday

* Bulky Item Collection – First Monday of the first full week of
the month (between 7 a.m. Monday and 5 p.m. Wednesday).

Residential Collection – Monday

* White Goods Collection – First Thursday of the first full week
of the month.

Residential Collection – Tuesday

* Bulky Item Collection – Second Monday of month (between 7 a.m.
Monday and 5 p.m. Wednesday).

Residential Collection – Tuesday

* White Goods Collection – Second Thursday of the month.

Residential Collection – Thursday

* Bulky Item Collection – Third Monday of the month (between 7
a.m. Monday and 5 p.m. Wednesday).

Residential Collection – Thursday

* White Goods Collection – Third Thursday of the month.

Residential Collection – Friday

* Bulky Item Collection – Fourth Monday of the month (between 7
a.m. Monday and 5 p.m. Wednesday).

Residential Collection – Friday

* White Goods Collection – Fourth Thursday of the month.

There are certain items that are prohibited from being included in this
new monthly curbside service. These items include rocks, dirt, building
materials, construction debris, loose leaves, large tree limbs, tree
stumps, tires, propane tanks or car parts. These items should still be
taken to the City’s Waste Disposal and Recycling Center at 2115 East
Club Boulevard, Durham. Hazardous materials such as chemicals and paint
are also prohibited with this new service and should be disposed of at
the City’s Household Hazardous Waste Center, located at 1900 East Club
Boulevard, Durham.

Jacob Lawrence Exhibition: The Migration Series Revisited

Thursday, September 25, 2008
Building 2, Floor 3
6:30 pm

Golden Belts Arts Campus will host a panel discussion on unconventional methods for organizing and displaying art exhibitions.  Enjoy wine and cheese while you view the Jacob Lawrence show and mingle with our panelists.  The talk will feature Peter Nesbett & Shelly Bancroft, co-directors of Triple Candie Gallery in Harlem, NY and the originators of the exhibition.  Also contributing to the discussion will be Courtney Reid-Eaton, exhibitions director for the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University, A.T. Stephens, director of Contemporary Art Museum in Raleigh, and elin slavick o’Hara, art professor for University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Admission is free.  Please r.s.v.p.