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21 Days to Shop Locally – Small Business Saturday

      This Saturday, November 29, 2014, has been designated Small Business Saturday, a day between Black Friday and Cyber Monday to celebrate and support small businesses in our communities. Personally, every day is a "shop small" day in my household. During the holiday shopping season it's an important reminder to support our local… Continue reading 21 Days to Shop Locally – Small Business Saturday


{Localista Picks} Nov 27 – Dec 3

Time for this week’s “Localista Picks” for your Eat~Play~Shop local consideration. Each week I highlight a few area activities and local businesses you might want to consider fitting into your very busy agenda (they’ll be worth the time. I promise). So, without further ado, here's all the latest: Eat Local With the holiday this week, you… Continue reading {Localista Picks} Nov 27 – Dec 3

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{Play Local} PopUp Exposes Bull City Secrets

So, you're walking along Main Street in downtown Durham and as you approach a certain restaurant your phone makes this funny little chirping noise. You take a look at it and see a notification on your screen that reads something like, "Pssst, hey you... yeah you. Go inside and order (some secret menu item I'm… Continue reading {Play Local} PopUp Exposes Bull City Secrets

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{Shop Local} Where in Durham is Waldo?

Oh, he's in lots of local businesses and libraries in Durham this month, thanks to co-presenters Sustain-a-Bull and the Regulator Bookshop. Starting today (and through all of July), when you spot a Waldo figurine hidden in a participating business you can collect special passport stamps and maybe win prizes! Collect enough stamps on your "Find… Continue reading {Shop Local} Where in Durham is Waldo?

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{Shop Local} and Sustain-a-Bull

***Just in time for your holiday shopping consideration, I start a new series focusing on independent retail & dining establishments found in pedestrian-friendly areas of the Triangle. Bring along friends & family and spend a fun day exploring our cities on foot while supporting local small businesses.*** For the past two holiday seasons Sustain-a-Bull, Durham's… Continue reading {Shop Local} and Sustain-a-Bull

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Localize the Holidaze

The remains of yesterday's feast are stored in the refrigerator, and I've reviewed some bookmarked recipes for repurposing some of those leftovers.  Next up on the "to do" list is some housekeeping, followed by pulling out the Christmas decorations.  Later, I'll visit the Rembrandt exhibit at NCMA.  Today's agenda does not include any Black Friday related events. … Continue reading Localize the Holidaze