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Our community website was developed to serve as an informative resource for both our neighborhood and our local community. Please feel free to contact us with your comments and suggestions.

 

Neighborhood News
Do you know where the shut-off valve is for your home's water source?
Posted on Dec 4th, 2014
Do you know where to turn off the main water valve in your house? Its location should be easily accessible to you in the event of a water leak anywhere in your house. But do you know where it is? I didn’t and I learned the hard way.
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Mosquito deterrent recommended by Jack McCallus
Posted on Oct 1st, 2014
Dunbarton community resident, Jack McCallus has used "Cutter Backyard Bug Control" (www.cutterinsectrepellent.com) to repel mosquitoes from around his house and yard. He says that several Dunbarton residents were asking him about this at the annual meeting in September and this is the product that he has used successfully. Cutter Backyard Bug Control is available at Lowes and as with any repellent, read the label first to determine whether or not it is suitable for safe use around your home's exterior. There are a number of product reviews on the Internet if you Google the name of this product.
 
Durham Herald guest columnist Reyn Bowman remembers Margaret Haywood...
Posted on Sep 29th, 2014
By Reyn Bowman, guest columnist
Durham Herald Sun; September 27, 2014
 
With all due respect to a long-time friend and contemporary of mine who led the final charge, I have a suggestion should a statue ever be erected to honor the individual most responsible for the resurgence of Downtown Durham.
This person, who passed away earlier this year, was tiny and unassuming and yet a powerhouse of community activism.  She probably began in areas such as pioneering child-care for families with both parents who work.
When I arrived in Durham to jumpstart this community’s first official destination marketing organization in 1989, I was under no illusion that I was coming to the rescue.
It was obvious generations here had shaped a community worth loving and worth visiting, but it was not without battle scars.
Asking around about who had been most passionate about Durham in the decades before my arrival led to audiences with a number of individuals. None was more dynamic than Margaret Davis Haywood, then in her 70s.  Standing about 5’4” or so, she was unpretentious and humble but incredibly helpful and supportive.
Margaret Haywood, I would learn, fed up with the failed policies of urban renewal, had helped instigate what I call a “sense of place revolt” in her 50s.
You can read more here.

 
 
Copperhead snakes…something to watch for on Dunbarton roadways, especially at night
Posted on Sep 10th, 2014
Earlier this summer, there were two occasions whereby a copperhead snake bit a resident’s dog while they were walking at night on the main roadway. Perhaps the following information will make you aware of the habitat and habits of these slithering critters.
 
Copperhead snakes are venomous…meaning they bite and the “venom” is injected into you or your pet. These snakes prefer to live in wooded areas, among rocks, or near streams or ponds because prey is more plentiful in such locations. Favorite hiding places include stone walls, sawdust, garden mulch or compost piles, and under decaying stumps, in wood piles, under abandoned building debris, and under large flat stones. This snake will be seen basking during the day when weather is cool but not cold. During the heat of summer, it will stay hidden during the day and become active at night.
 
North Carolina holds the dubious title of the state with the most snakebite cases each year.
With such high numbers of Copperhead snakes in the places we live in, being the main reason for the great number of injuries.
 
Take a flashlight with you when you go out after dark. On cooler nights, a copperhead will rest on the roadway as the asphalt is warmer, having absorbed the heat of the day.
 
For more information, read the article posted by the Colony Animal Hospital at: http://www.cpah.net/snake-bites-and-your-pet/
 
 
 
“A Brief History of Dunbarton”
Posted on Aug 14th, 2014
On July 19, 2014, 53 neighbors and friends gathered at Rick’s Diner for our quarterly “Neighborly Nosh and KNowledge” get-together AND to hear our grounds supervisor Tim Parrish speak about the history of Dunbarton. Knowing there would be a real interest in recording this information, Barbara Germino took notes and wrote the following paragraphs about Dunbarton’s history. Please read about Dunbarton's history here.
 
If you would like to add a memory, a story, or if you have a correction to what is recorded here, please let me know, and we will add it or make your correction on our website and on paper for those neighbors who don’t use the Internet. 

Thank you, Barbara, for making this article come together. Thank you, neighbors, for making Dunbarton such a great place to live!

Karen Witzleben
137 Montrose Dr.
919-493-9178
kwitz@earthlink.net
 
Are You Moving?
Posted on Mar 6th, 2014
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 DIRECSTLY TO A RESIDENCE.
 
 
 
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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

Neighborhood Notices
Mystery, History, Suspense/Thriller, Classic, 
Crime/Detective, Fantasy, Biography – Name your genre!
 
Have you thought about joining the Dunbarton Book Group? Now is the time!
We gather the first Tuesday of each month at 7:00 PM at the Clubhouse. Join us! 
 
These books have been selected by the group for discussion on the following dates:
 
November 4, 2014 – Best Kept Secret (The Clifton Chronicles) by Jeffrey Archer
 
December 2, 2014 – Head Hunters by Joe Nebo
 
January 6, 2015 – Caleb’s Crossing by Geraldine Brooks
 
February 3, 2015 – A Long and Happy Life by Reynolds Price
 
March 3, 2015 – The Silk Worm by Robert Galbraith
 
Need more information, encouragement or cajoling call on me: Marsha Booker-Hibbs at, 
919-401-6445  or email, mbhibbs@gmail.com
 
 

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