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Dunbarton
Welcome
 
 
Our community website was developed to serve as an informative resource for both our neighborhood and our local community. If you are interested in moving to Dunbarton and have any questions, please contact our HOA President at: president@dunbartonnc.org.
 
COMMUNITY ALERT
Changes coming to Dunbarton for resident communication through "One Call Now"
 
With the assistance of Allenton Management, we have contracted with One Call Now, a national company providing the mechanics for quick, efficient and cost-effective message delivery in communities such as ours. Check them out at www.onecallnow.com.
 
Every resident is being asked to provide their preferred method of receiving messages. Options include text, a phone call or email. Allenton has mailed a form to each resident asking for contact info and preferred contact method. Please return the form as soon as possible. We are looking to get One Call set up this summer.  I am happy to answer any questions you may have. 
 
Carol Pinkasavage
President, DHA Board of Directors
President@dunbartonnc.org
 

NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS
Keep Your Pets Safe During The Hot Months!
Posted on Jul 18th, 2017
 
 

ALERTS
NO 18-WHEELER TRUCKS IN DUNBARTON!
The Dunbarton Board of Directors would like to remind residents of the following: Under our "Rules and Regulations, Policies and Procedures"  VI. VEHICLES AND PARKING, SECTION G, LARGE MOVING VANS (I.E. 18 WHEELERS) CANNOT SAFELY NEGOTIATE OUR STREETS AND ARE NOT ALLOWED IN DUNBARTON.  TRUCKS OF THIS SIZE MAY BE PARKED ON ALPINE ROAD WITH SMALLER TRUCKS USED TO DELIVER GOODS DIRECTLY TO A RESIDENCE.

DUNBARTON BOOK CLUB
Dunbarton Book Club members meet on the first Tuesday each month at 7:00 PM at the Dunbarton Clubhouse. Join us and share your thoughts, ideas, and interpretation of the monthly book selection. We always welcome new members! Come check us out!
 
April 4- Euphoria
by Lilly King
 
May 2- The Blood of Emmett Till
by Timothy B. Tyson
 
June 6- Orphan's Tale
by Pam Jenoff
 
July TBD- "Group's Dystopian Novel Choice"
 
August 1- The Chilbury Ladies Choir
by Jennifer Ryan
 
September 5- Summer Before the War
by Helen Simonson
 
Need more info? Call Marsha Booker-Hibbs at 919-401-6445 or email, mbhibbs@gmail.com

SAFETY AT HOME
Crime Prevention Tips
 
Thieves usually want to get in and out of a house quickly. Thus, they generally look for small, easy to carry items such as smart phones, jewelry, or prescription drugs (particularly pain killers). Since most of us keep our jewelry and prescriptions in the master bedroom and bath, these are often the first rooms a thief will enter. Consider moving these items to a secure location in another room.
 
Most robbers gain access to homes through sliding glass doors. Please purchase a kit from the hardware store which allows you to secure your sliding glass doors(s). You will still be able to open the door from the inside. Putting a stick in the track does little because robbers gain access by lifting the standard sliding glass door up and out of its track.
 
If you have expensive electronics, make a copy of the receipt, copy down the model and serial numbers, and take a picture of the item(s). This helps the police find and identify any stolen items.
 
If you purchase or own expensive jewelry which is not kept in a safe, take pictures of the items. Jewelry, as well as electronics, is usually quickly taken to a pawn shop by thieves, and pictures help the police. As with electronics, keep a copy of any receipts.
 
Consider adding additional motion detector lights to the outside of your house. If you do not want to go to the expense of hiring an electrician to wire in a motion detector light, consider a solar motion detector flood light. These lights do not have to be wired in and can be easily installed by a handyman (or a handy homeowner!). Solar lights are not a perfect solution but are better than no lights at all.
 
IF YOU ARE GOING TO BE AWAY FOR A WEEKEND OR VACATION, PLEASE MAKE ARRANGEMENTS TO HAVE A NEIGHBOR PICK UP YOUR MAIL, NEWSPAPERS, AND PACKAGES DAILY. ABOVE ALL, KEEP YOUR HOME AND YOUR CAR LOCKED!
  
 
Neighborhood Watch Committee

TIME WARNER CABLE
Dunbarton has a bulk account contract with Time Warner Cable for Dunbarton homeowners, payment for which is included in your monthly DHA dues. Recently, a number of residents mentioned they are being charged for the Digital Adaptors (DAs) that were free for the first year of installation. Check your TWC statement to make sure that you are not being charged for these DAs. Two DAs are included with the Dunbarton Bulk contract with TWC.
 
The pertinent details about this TWC contract, including the contract number and the telephone number to call for help is under "Community Documents."

DURHAM EVENTS
Wondering what to do in Durham...today or any day...?
 

Useful Links
Click on the newspaper of your choice to check on news stories, sports or obits that didn't run in your paper.
 
The Durham Herald Sun
 
The Raleigh N&O
 
The Chapel Hill News

 
DUNBARTON POOL NEWS
POOL SEASON IS SET FOR 2017!
The pool is open now through Sunday, September 24, 2017. 
 
All defined pool and clubhouse rules remain in effect during this time. These rules can be found on the website under, Community Documents. Look for the document called, Community Rules & Regulations.
 
 

DUNBARTON'S POLLINATOR GARDEN
The Pollinator Garden Project
by Phil Baer
Pollinator gardens feature flowering plants, bushes, shrubs, and small trees that are native to the region. In addition to providing food from early spring to early winter for butterflies, bees, and a wide variety of other pollinators, native flowering plants are essential for reproduction of these beneficial and beautiful insects. Although Dunbarton has extensive natural wooded areas and many attractive landscaping features, introduction and incorporation of native flowering plants is a way to benefit both residents and the environment.
    The main Dunbarton Pollinator Garden is located behind the pool and beside the barn and incorporates several mature trees and thus offering both sunny and shaded areas. Site preparation was done in late summer in 2016, and seed was sown, and bushes, shrubs and trees were planted in the fall. The plants are: New Jersey Tea, Alternate Leaf Dogwood, Red Buckeye, Painted Buckeye, Witch Hazel, Spice Bush, Ninebark, and Butterfly Weed. All but the Butterfly Weed are alive and thriving, with both kinds of Buckeye and one of the Ninebark blooming this spring. The pollinator seed mix includes 20 varieties, such as Black-eyed Susan, Spotted Bee-balm, Indian Blanket, and Common Yarrow. 
    Below are three photos taken of the garden early (Red Buckeye) and late April (the garden space and Common Yarrow beginning to bloom). The seed mix germinated very well and coverage is complete. 
    The pollinator garden will be in bloom from very early spring to early winter. It will attract, nourish and support an amazing array of insects, which in turn will pollinate our gardens and provide a natural food source for birds, especially during the spring nesting season.
    For much more information written by Phil, please go to the Community Documents section of our website and read the document called, The Pollinator Project.
 
 

DUNBARTON RECYCLING
Dunbarton Recycling Bins use the guidelines below put together by the City of Durham.
Please download and print this graphic for reference.
Recycle plastic bags at your local grocery store.
Do not use them to drop off
your recycled items to the bins.