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be picked up at a scheduled time. The library also offers a collection of e-books, audiobooks, magazines, TV shows and more on its website. The Durham Bulls canceled its 2020 season in accordance with Major League Baseball and Minor League Baseball. However, the Bulls are planning to host other events at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park and will provide updates when more information is known about health and safety requirements for the venue. Durham Bulls launched its Safe at Home Fund on June 16. The fund provides financial aid to the more than 200 Bulls’ seasonal employees who are unable to work because of the postponement of the Minor League Baseball season. “In times of such economic uncertainty, the Bulls want to make sure all members of our family are taken care [of ],” says Bulls Vice President of Baseball Operations Mike Birling.

In June, the North Carolina Arts Council provided the Durham Arts Council and NorthStar Church of the Arts $15,000 each to help reduce the impact of COVID-19 on North Carolina artists. The money will establish or create programs for artists to apply to in order to support their work. Author John Manuel’s literary adventure novel “The Lower Canyons” was published in May by Atmosphere Press. The novel is about a canoe trip on the Rio Grande River, where each character must fight to survive on the isolated river. The book is available at The Regulator Bookshop as well as various online outlets. The Forest at Duke sponsored American Dance Festival’s “The World is Our

Stage” online festival in June to support local choreographers, inspire creativity and engage audiences. Twenty North Carolina

choreographers sent in 60-second dance videos that dance fans then voted for. Kristi Vincent Johnson, director of dance at N.C. Central University, artistic director of The Repertory Dance Company at NCCU and founder of The Triangle Dance Project, received the first audience award for “The Rivers Are My Veins.” Cara Mossman won the second audience award for “Peel Off Your Fears.” ShaLeigh Comerford, Irish and Native American dancer, choreographer and artistic director of ShaLeigh Dance Works, won the third audience award for “Bound.” The three videos will be screened during the 2021 festival, and the choreographers received honorariums, rehearsal time at ADF’s Scripps Studios and two tickets to a 2021 ADF performance.

IN MEMORIAM

Dr. Albert N. Whiting, former chancellor of North Carolina Central University, died at

102 on June 4. He served as chancellor from 1967 to 1983 and was named chancellor emeritus when he retired. Albert made a lasting impact at NCCU by adding its School

Trinity’s Back-to-School Plan This season is a disruption for us all, but not a disruption in our mission. Things are changing every day, and we are prepared. We invite you to join us in

Moving Forward Together Trinity School of Durham and Chapel Hill is an independent Christian school serving students in grades TK–12. Learn more about our mission and our plan to return safely this fall:

www.trinityschoolnc.org/backtoschool

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