Category Archives: General News

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 <>


Missing Cat

Update: Cat has been found!

Greetings All. A neighbor from the Bexley Ave and Hope Valley Road intersection has a cat that has gone missing.  Please be on the lookout for the cat picture below that I believe responds to the name of Lumen.  Please respond here to this post if you have found the missing cat.

Neighbor Has Lost Cat

Olivia is a small tortoiseshell (brown and black) cat with medium-length fur and green eyes. She is very friendly and is microchipped but not wearing a collar. She lives in the Bexley cul-de-sac and was last seen mid-day April 9. She is about 18 years old. Please call or text 919-451-9571 if you have seen her!

Update on locked cars reports

Another neighbor on 3000 block of Oxford recently reported $20, no tools or electronics, was taken from an unlocked truck, I called the Durham non-emergency line today and requested the police patrol our area during the next few days/nights. Hopefully this might help…

Unlocked Car

A neighbor on 3000 block of Oxford reported that sometime last night (Thursday) or early into this morning (Oct.23) someone went through the items in their unlocked car but it looked like nothing was taken. Just a reminder to lock your car ……