Buy & sell

September 20, 2008 

Get a grip, and a mike, too

A new outfit called "Durham Committee for Media Center" is holding a planning meeting Oct. 4 on starting a public-access TV channel and production studio. See Interested parties might also like to know about Carolina Grip, a new firm in Durham that rents grip and lighting hardware and provides technical services to go with it.

Carolina Grip is a division of Mindworks Multimedia, a production company operating in Durham since 1988. It offers two rental "packages" and equipment rental "a la carte," and says it's available 24/7 in the Carolinas and Virginia.

See or call (919) 323-4866.

Learning at lunch

Preservation Durham is selling season tickets for its 2008-'09 Lunch and Learn series, which begins Wednesday with a program on "Trains, Trolleys and Cars: How transportation affected Durham's neighborhoods."

The monthly historical programs are scheduled third Wednesdays through April (taking December off) at Tosca Ristorante in West Village, between Morgan Street and Fernway Avenue. Season passes are $115, and include lunch. See

Enterprising early

Buy & Sell doesn't normally mention yard sales, because there are just too many, but there's one this morning with a twist: It's being held by a youngster in fourth grade.

Gus Beck of the Watts-Hillandale neighborhood advises that the fourth grader "is doing a large clean out" and holding a "kid's yard sale" from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. at 2120 Sunset Ave. No baby stuff, no grownup stuff -- kid stuff.

Last Wednesday

This coming Wednesday is the last that the Durham Farmers' Market will be open mid-week this year. The Saturday markets continue through November.

Fish for humanity

Dayspring Fellowship Baptist Church, 922 Ninth St. (across from E.K. Powe school), is holding a Fish Fry to benefit Habitat for Humanity and the Durham Rescue Mission on Friday, Oct. 3, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Fish, hushpuppies, slaw and potato salad $6, homemade desserts $1 extra; delivery available for six or more orders together. Call (919) 286-3135.

Musical meetup

The Durham Symphony is holding a meet-the-conductor-candidates event, with live jazz and a display of painted violins, Sept. 28 in Chapel Hill, of all places. Reservations due by Wednesday. See

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