Celebrate Durham is

 a collaborative partnership cultivating a vibrant multigenerational diverse community.

We welcome all businesses, non-profits, residents, community and campus groups. Our goal is to network, promote, and foster events and relationships that strengthen the greater Durham community. 

You can learn more about who we are and what we are planning at our contact page

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What's Happening in Durham

March 24, 2020

A lot has changed in a week.  The full force of the coronavirus has arrived and has dramatically impacted our routines.  UNH and Oyster River School Systems have moved to remote learning, and many local businesses have suffered significant reductions in customers.   Si...

January 15, 2020

The holidays have come and gone and we're on to 2020.  I know that cold, dark New Hampshire winters make it easy to be a curmudgeon, but every season has its highlights.  What are you looking forward to as we move through the year?   These are some things on my list:...

November 24, 2019

In 1990, the New Hampshire Legislature passed RSA 149-M, which established two interdependent objectives to deal with solid waste.  A preferred hierarchy for waste disposal was created and is shown in the chart above.   Landfilling is the least preferred option, while...

November 4, 2019

Over the last year, changes in recycling markets have had a dramatic impact on community solid waste programs.  As a result,  the Durham Town Council adopted a goal to develop a plan to make Durham's solid waste program economically and environmentally sustainable.  Th...

October 2, 2019

When we talk about Durham parking, we can't forget about spots for downtown business owners and their employees. Parking was a major concern in a recent survey by the Durham Businesses Association.  An examination of Durham's Business Permit Parking Program is good sta...

September 23, 2019

Over the years, one of the major complaints about Durham is the parking.   Last spring,  I attended a UNH Cooperative Extension Main Street Program and was able to hear other New Hampshire communities' parking experiences.   We are not alone. For some towns, it was an...

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