Nominate properties for Golden Leaf
Nominations are now being accepted to recognize Durham properties that illustrate the best visual or environmental contributions to the community.
The Durham City-County Appearance Commission, Keep Durham Beautiful, and the Durham City-County Environmental Affairs Board are seeking 2016 Golden Leaf Awards nominations, which recognize new developments, buildings, and landscaping in Durham County that provide positive attributes to the built environment.
Nomination categories include Neighborhood Garden & Landscape; Hearth & Home; Adaptive Reuse–Old Building New Design; Small Development (under 12,000 square feet); Large Development (over 12,000 square feet); Keep Durham Beautiful; and Sustainable Design.
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Homeowners, building owners, architects, landscape architects, developers, realtors, and anyone involved in design, planning, and construction are encouraged to enter projects completed within the last five years. Residents who think there are certain Durham properties that have outstanding curb appeal are also invited to nominate those properties.
Visit the Golden Leaf Awards webiste www.durhamgoldenleaf.com/ to review complete descriptions of the categories, submission criteria, and nomination forms. Submissions can be made through Sunday, March 13.
Winners in all categories will be honored with a Golden Leaf award at this year’s awards reception and ceremony, which will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 14, in the County Commissioners Chambers, located in the Durham County Administrative Building, 200 E. Main Street.
Camp registration around corner
DURHAM On Monday, March 14, Durham Parks and Recreation will officially begin registration for its 2016 Summer Camp season.
Beginning at 8:30 a.m., participants can register online or onsite at any DPR recreation center. Participants will need a login account and ID to register online. Instructions can be found at www.DPRPlaymore.org.
DPR summer camp will be held on Monday, June 13-Friday, August 12 from 7:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. The camp offers a safe, inclusive environment where all children are encouraged to participate. Participants will learn life skills through group activities and will be exposed to a host of diverse athletic, environmental and educational activities.
Patrons can apply for a sliding fee scale that can reduce the amount paid for summer camps. The sliding fee scale is based on income, number of members living in the house, and special circumstances affecting the applicant's ability to pay. Applications are available at www.dprplaymore.org, at the administrative office or any recreation center. If approved, the reduced fee is valid for one year.