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 15, 2019

With UNH classes for the 2019-2020 academic year underway,  sleepy summer Durham has transformed into a very busy place.  The blue and pink lines on the map above form a triangle that includes most what we think of as Downtown Durham.  The blue lines show long term par...

September 1, 2019

Each year it feels as though Durham's annual "Fall Fest" shrinks a little more. Luckily, the folks at the Community Church of Durham are still going strong! On Saturday, September 7th swing into town between 9 am and 2 pm and visit the Community Church at 17 Main Stree...

February 7, 2019

If you are  heading out to walk the dog in February, you are going to need a nice set of gloves or mittens.   As luck would have it, you can find a great pair at Main Street Makery.  In a stroke of genius, Millie Tarbuck developed a successful business u...

January 23, 2019

Tucked in  between the Candy Bar and the Durham House of Pizza is  Main Street Makery.  Owner Sarah Grandy's store houses an interesting  collection of  works from some amazing artists. 

One of her initial finds was jewelry made...

November 13, 2018

The holiday season is officially upon us!

The crowds at the mall and the chaos of Black Friday inspire me to make a quiet pledge to stick to the locally owned, small businesses this time of year. Celebrate Durham makes shopping locally around the holidays easier every y...

November 9, 2018

Is it possible to be an accidental artist?  Debbie Mueller of Durham would say yes , because she is one. 

Debbie is a wife, a mother, a crafter, an Obstetrician/Gynecologist and at the age of 56 discovered she is an artist. 

Debbie was raised by creative parents. He...

November 6, 2018

Celebrate Durham is making it even easier for you to shop local this holiday season by offering Shop L8 Fridays! 

Durham businesses will be staying open until 8 PM every Friday up until the holidays, so as you start your holiday shopping swing by Durham to grab dinner a...

October 9, 2018

Are you an environmentally-minded consumer? Or a college student on a tight budget? Do you need a whole new wardrobe for a new internship or job?

Durham has the answer: the Echo Thrift Shop!

Located at 17 Main Street in the backside of the Community Church of Durham, Ech...

July 16, 2018

Over the last year I've had a chance to visit and write about Durham.   One recurring theme I've found is the growth of small, locally-owned businesses.   The Town has encouraged this trend with the aim of retaining  our small-town character despite being home to a maj...

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