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Car stolen from home 3100 Block of Oxford

A Hyundai Sports sedan was stolen from a home on the 3100 block of Oxford the night of August 13th. As the keys were not left in the car, it may have been hot wired. The police were notified.

If anyone has any unusual video footage from an outdoor camera of that evening that may lend a hand in identifying the thief or thieves please let the Durham Police Department know.

For those who have not, some neighbors have installed outdoor video cameras that have proven effective in deterring or solving crimes of this nature.

Stay cool and safe this month.



This year, Creek Week runs from March 18th through March 25th. Creek Week is one of Durham’s largest litter cleanup initiatives of the year; a collaboration of over 15 community groups, organizations, local government divisions, and businesses; and a week-long celebration of Durham’s creeks, streams, rivers, and lakes.

For complete Durham Master Gardener Blog article:

Get Ready for Creek Week! – Extension Master Gardener Volunteers of Durham County (

For more information:

Enjoy the spring ahead.

Happy Halloween message

Received the below from a dear friend in another state:

Happy Halloween.


The TRICK to health, happiness, and success in both your professional and your personal lives is …..

To TREAT Yourself by having:


>More sweet experiences -quiet times in front of fireplaces with hot cocoa or a glass of wine, sailboats and sunsets, ballparks and carnivals, breakfast in bed, still time to read that favorite book, laughter with friends, picnics and playgrounds, long soaks in the tub, hot tub moments, and parades.


>More memories with friends, family, and loved ones.


>More time to be still and to truly watch hummingbirds and butterflies, listen to the wind, watch the clouds.


>More time treating yourself with love, kindness, respect, and compassion.


>More time with positive energy people at work and at play.


>More positive affirmations and less negative self-talk.


>More balance of Work and Play.


>More doing what you want to do and not just what you have to do every day.


>More breathing, moving, laughing, sharing, and caring.


May this Halloween be not the least bit Frightful, but a reminder of the gifts of play and joy, celebration and creativity.


And please remember, on any day of the year, the importance of role modeling for your children, friends, family, colleagues kindness, compassion, inclusion, acceptance, understanding. The greatest treat you can give and receive is unconditional love. Please spread it everywhere you go.

Stay well and don’t let the Goblins Getcha!!

Hope Valley Elementary Walk, Bike, and Roll to School Event Oct. 28

Dear Neighbors,

Friday, October 28, is the Hope Valley Elementary Walk, Bike, and Roll to School Event. Students will be walking from three starting locations (Epworth United Methodist, Yates Baptist, and the Colonial Townhomes) and police officers will be helping direct traffic. Please allow extra time on Friday morning from 7 to 8 am and watch out for our walkers. Learn more about the event and direct any questions to If you have kids at Hope Valley, I hope you will join us in walking to school!


Jocelyn Dawson


University Estate Neighbors on Oxford, Yorkdale, Stanford and Bexley are invited to a block party on the Bexley Avenue 3000 Cul-de-sac block!

DATE: Saturday, October 8th



BYO Chairs

BYO Picnic

MUSIC BY: The one and only String Break

For additional questions see our organizers:

Molly Krueger <>
John Bonvechio <>