Food

SEEDS' Spring Plant Festival inspires renewal

SEEDS’ Spring Plant Festival inspires renewal

A tiny commentary about this little thing happening in this little city, where little lives matter in big ways to those little people. I think there is a kind of energy in the world that is always ebbing, like a wave that washes onto a beach and clears the sand before drawing back, pausing, and then repeating. The Spring Plant… Read more →

SEEDS' Pie Social brings community together to celebrate spring

SEEDS’ Pie Social brings community together to celebrate spring

To celebrate the arrival of spring and the departure of a cold winter, SEEDS (South Eastern Efforts Developing Sustainable Spaces), a nonprofit educational garden in Durham, is hosting its seventh annual Pie Social on April 25. “April is a really fun time for people to come into the garden,” said Laurel Shulman, SEEDS’ office and communications manager. “We are all lacking sunshine… Read more →

LiMing provides authentic Chinese food for growing Asian population in Durham

LiMing provides authentic Chinese food for growing Asian population in Durham

A rapidly growing Asian population has led to a greater need for authentic Asian food in Durham. According to the U.S. Census, 3.6 percent of Durham’s population in 2000 identified as Asian. Within 10 years, the population increased by approximately 70 percent, with 5.1 percent of the total population identifying as Asian in 2010. Durham residents utilize LiMing’s Global Mart not only for groceries, but… Read more →

DurhamCares raises support for senior care

DurhamCares raises support for senior care

  Every Tuesday and Friday, Anne Aitchison pulls up to Meals on Wheels Durham, loads up her white hatchback Volkswagen with warm meals, a stack of Herald-Sun newspapers and an occasional can of pet food. Then she heads out on her route. “Good morning, Ms. Moser!” calls Aitchison, clutching a bag of food and a Valentine in one hand, knocking… Read more →

LiMing’s Global Mart caters to Asian community

LiMing’s Global Mart caters to Asian community

Every morning around 9 a.m., Zulin Yang, the general manager of the LiMing’s Global Mart, starts working in the store, hoping his efforts and enthusiasm will attract more customers to LiMing. “Need any help?” are the first words a customer hears as she walks into LiMing’s Global Mart. “I usually work 13 hours on weekdays and 14 hours on weekends,” he says. Yang… Read more →

Coming in from the cold at the Durham Rescue Mission

Coming in from the cold at the Durham Rescue Mission

When resident William Spencer left his friend’s house at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 12 to catch the bus, he expected to be back at the Durham Rescue Mission’s Center for Hope in 30 minutes. He had no idea what the light snowfall would soon become. An hour later, when the bus still had not arrived, he decided to make… Read more →