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21 Days to Shop Locally and Give Back

Conventional wisdom advises that habits are ingrained after 21 days of repetition. If that theory holds true, then the eat~play~shop local habit requires time and effort to develop. Each month I’ll share “21 Days” of some event, place or organization in the Triangle, enabling (and I mean that in the most positive sense possible) your… Continue reading 21 Days to Shop Locally and Give Back

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Half Way through the FNS Challenge – Food is Everywhere and Social Media is Not My Friend

Although the meals I planned for this week's Food Bank of Central & Eastern NC FNS Challenge are pretty filling, I find myself craving those items I couldn't manage to squeeze into the budget. A fresh squeeze of lime juice would add so much flavor to the Cuban-style black beans. A few pecan pieces sprinkled… Continue reading Half Way through the FNS Challenge – Food is Everywhere and Social Media is Not My Friend

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FNS Challenge Day 1 – Preparing for the Challenge

The Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina has issued a challenge for the past couple of years, asking anyone willing to attempt to live on the average FNS benefit for five days. As they put it,  The Challenge will compel you to make food shopping choices on a limited budget, demonstrating how difficult it… Continue reading FNS Challenge Day 1 – Preparing for the Challenge

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21 Days of Local Art – Triangle ArtWorks

Conventional wisdom advises that habits are ingrained after 21 days of repetition. If that theory holds true, then the eat~play~shop local habit requires time and effort to develop. Each month I’ll share “21 Days” of some event, place or organization in the Triangle, enabling (and I mean that in the most positive sense possible) your inner Localista to come… Continue reading 21 Days of Local Art – Triangle ArtWorks

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We Interrupt Our Regularly Scheduled Blogging…

... to ask a tremendous favor of you, our beloved readers, followers and fans.  We (read: I) would greatly appreciate just a few moments of time and a couple of clicks of your mouse (or tap of your finger) to register an electronic vote for a very deserving non-profit organization in our community, Triangle ArtWorks.… Continue reading We Interrupt Our Regularly Scheduled Blogging…

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{Give Local} With a Few Characters

This year's crop of Christmas trees for the Triangle Tree Challenge were revealed on December 7th in the American Tobacco District. More than sixty trees have been decorated by area non-profits and businesses in this third year of the challenge. The challenge involves conveying the non-profit's mission and message via creative displays of holiday joy,… Continue reading {Give Local} With a Few Characters

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The Carrack Modern Art Celebrates Community Color

In June 2011 The Carrack Modern Art opened to the public as a unique zero-commission art space concept with a mission to "empower artists to forge productive cultural and socio-economic ties with the Durham community through professional exhibit opportunities in a setting that is not commercially driven." Essentially, the community "owns" a space where artists have the… Continue reading The Carrack Modern Art Celebrates Community Color

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Getting Creative with a Food Drive

Yesterday an article on the website The Atlantic Cities pronounced the Durham metropolitan area as leading the nation with the largest percentage of "creative class" citizenry.  Those creative types employ innovative thinking and endeavor to involve the community in finding solutions for problems.  Last October, MHAWorks harnessed the energy within the Durham community to address… Continue reading Getting Creative with a Food Drive