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21 Days to Play – Durham Bulls

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 Play – Durham Bulls

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A Fond Farewell to 2013

It's that reflective period at year end, when reviewing the past year's events seems most appropriate. I tend to relive the year's memories visually, through photos. The year began with a little snow, just a little, that soon melted away.  In February "More Love" opened at Ackland Art Museum in Chapel Hill (and I couldn't… Continue reading A Fond Farewell to 2013

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New Feature: Localista Eat~Play~Shop Weekly Picks

In an effort to deliver a more balanced message, I'm trying something new on the blog this week. My goal is to select upcoming events from each corner of the Triangle in each of the Eat~Play~Shop categories. Midweek look for the "Localista Picks" post to highlight a few area activities and local businesses you might… Continue reading New Feature: Localista Eat~Play~Shop Weekly Picks

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{Play Local} Food Trucks & Durham Bulls – The Perfect Pair

Food trucks are fairly commonplace in Durham, but the Durham Bulls baseball park was new ground for each of the eight trucks in attendance at the first DBAP Food Truck Fest held during the July 10th game against the Charlotte Knights. The food trucks in attendance that evening were Only Burger, Chirba Chirba, Parlez-Vous Crepe,… Continue reading {Play Local} Food Trucks & Durham Bulls – The Perfect Pair

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Triangle Staycation Suggestions for Labor Day Weekend

Another summer season's end is upon us.  If you're reading this, you might be staying in the Triangle this weekend and looking for some thing or some place "new to you" to explore, outside your usual neighborhood.  Feels like a mini-vacation when you venture beyond your normal haunts, doesn't it?  We're lucky to have so… Continue reading Triangle Staycation Suggestions for Labor Day Weekend

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Twelve Things to Look Forward to in 2012

I think our unseasonably warm late Fall/early Winter has fooled the tree outside my patio into blooming.  Though I know the remainder of this week will be more Winterish - less Springlike, I'm enjoying watching the bees take advantage of a few moments in the warm sun. I'm also looking forward to events and new business openings/reopenings in this new… Continue reading Twelve Things to Look Forward to in 2012