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The postpartum doula business Emerald Doulas, located near The Streets at Southpoint mall, celebrated its first anniversary in February. Owners Suzanne Lee, Ashley Collins and Melanie Patrick have spent the year assisting more than 250 families through their doula services, classes and various support groups.
Liberty Arts Glass Studio is now open as a furnace-based, 1,000-square-foot, glass-blowing and cold-working shop at 918 Pearl St., where classes for all experience levels will be offered.
Giving Back Durham’s Partnership for Children teamed up with Barnes & Noble – Southpoint and their customers to collect 3,061 new books
Mission X Escape is open on Westgate Drive, featuring the room themes Mirage, Candy Land, Vampire Manor and Butcher Shop. The Durham Magazine team (pictured above) escaped Mirage with just minutes to spare.
| April 2017
for Durham County children during their 11th annual holiday book drive.
More than 75 caregivers and guests attended the third annual “Alzheimer’s Caregivers Appreciation Luncheon” at the Levin Jewish Community Center. The luncheon was sponsored and funded by the Rotary Clubs of Durham with businesses like Pulcinella’s, Bella Trio Spa and Salon, Watts Grocery, Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club and more donating raffle prizes to show their support.
Habitat for Humanity ReStore of Durham and Orange Counties celebrates its seventh birthday by transitioning to being open seven days a week.