Written by: Anna Starnes

Playworks Durham, Durham T.R.Y. teach cooperation, leadership to youths

By Anna Starnes

April 10, 2013

Providing youth and children with the power to prevent destructive behavior in themselves and their friends is the goal of many youth organizations in Durham. Playworks Durham and Durham Together for a Resilient Youth (T.R.Y.) work to promote community change by supporting local youth. Playworks Durham Playworks Durham, at 119 Market St., strives to improve […]

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Coalition helps those left behind

By Anna Starnes

March 30, 2013

The Villatoro living room presents a typical family gathering with kids and adults laughing with one another while lounging on plush, comfy couches. The animated discussions are undercut, however, by solemn reminiscing about a missing family member. Brother to some in the room and a father to others, Johnny Danilo Villatoro was murdered in December. […]

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Pete Street program helps residents cut energy costs

By Anna Starnes

February 20, 2013

Clean Energy Durham, a nonprofit organization focused on cutting energy usage and costs in neighborhoods throughout North Carolina, is working to promote energy efficiency through interactive workshops. Last year, employees produced a teaching program called Pete Street, which the organization sells to different communities in the state. So far, Durham, Chapel Hill, Wilson and Siler […]

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More than just a modeling agency

By Anna Starnes

February 6, 2013

J’Quan, 13, said he used to be uncomfortable performing in front of an audience before he joined the Patricia Taborn Modeling & Talent Agency, Inc. two years ago. “We have to model at different places, and you have to be brave,” he said. “I used to not be very brave in front of people. I […]

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