¿Hablas español? The staff and members of the Lakewood YMCA in Durham want the community to know they do. The La Voz (The Voice) Spanish-speaking Advisory Committee aims to address the needs of the Latino community in the surrounding neighborhoods, as well as the greater city of Durham. The idea for the committee began as part of a project design initiative… Read more →
No matter how big or small, there’s a story to be told behind the door of every old house in a neighborhood. “All my life I have always liked old houses,” said Denise Harrison, a Durham homeowner and board member of Preservation Durham, a historical preservation society. Her affinity for houses is clear: Harrison has rehabilitated four residential properties in… Read more →
Twelve instructors. Three hours. One Zumbathon. Latin-influenced notes of salsa, bachata, merengue and cumbia will fill the Downtown Durham YMCA on Saturday, as participants of El Centro Hispano’s Zumbathon dance and shimmy into the night. Since 2011, the Zumbathon has brought hundreds of community members together for several hours of high-energy Latin dancing. Zumba Fitness is a Latin-inspired fitness program… Read more →
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Sofía Castro, originally from Colombia, has enjoyed spending the last 18 years in the United States and she plans to stay — but as a full citizen. “This country has very good people, of God, more than any other part,” Castro said. On Thursday nights, Castro, along with a handful of other students, attends the citizenship classes offered by El… Read more →