Blog Archives

Recycle or Landfill?

Sometimes rumors spread about recycling that can make you wonder if recycling actually “works.”  TP neighbor Matt Todd, Senior Consultant with Resource Recycling Systems (RRS, www.recycle.com), has worked in recycling for 25+ years, and assures us that recycling is as

Posted in Environment

Jerry and Neighborhood Hazardous Waste Pick-up

By Julia Borbely-Brown Several times in the past decades I have organized a hazardous waste collection morning to save you the time and effort of driving to Durham’s Solid Waste site on E. Club Blvd. On the morning of Saturday

Posted in Community development, Environment, Health and safety, Personal interest, Stewardship and beautification

Wetlands on West Trinity Ave.

By Scott Doron In May (2022) I attended a public information event about the South Ellerbe Creek Restoration project at 808 W. Trinity Ave. I wanted to learn more about the kinds of plants, landscaping, and amenities that will eventually

Posted in Environment, New Developments, Recreation, Stewardship and beautification

Update on Northgate Mall Re-development

By James Dobbins On the evening of August 25, Northwood Ravin, the developers of the Northgate Mall property, held a Zoom community meeting during which they presented a current plan for that parcel. The prior plan proposing a mix of

Posted in Advocacy, New Developments

Traffic Update

By Mollie Flowe Now that the I-885 connector is open, neighbors who live along or near Duke and Gregson have anecdotally reported lighter traffic, though it’s possibly fewer vehicles going at higher speeds.  We are in conversation about a meeting

Posted in Health and safety, New Developments, Traffic

Update on Local Historic Designation 

Thanks to all who are engaged on the question of Local Historic Designation in Trinity Park. Several neighbors have expressed interest in continuing the research process to determine the best course of action.  If you would like to participate in

Posted in Advocacy, TPNA

Some TLC for Ellerbe Creek 

In the coming year, Ellerbe Creek Watershed Association (ECWA) will be conducting a stream enhancement project at Pearl Mill Nature Preserve, along a 500-ft stretch of South Ellerbe Creek and the Strayhorn Branch, which flows into it.  These two streams

Posted in Environment, Stewardship and beautification

Duke Durham Neighborhood Partnership Grants + New Opportunity!

In a small ceremony on July 21, the inaugural Ellerbe Creek Hall of Distinction sign was re-installed along the trail between Knox Ave. and Club Blvd., after having been removed to correct an error.  Check it out and learn about

Posted in Arts and culture, Stewardship and beautification, TPNA, Volunteering

Meet Your Neighbor: Luke Murphy

Interviewed by Stacy Murphy Name and family members:  I’m Luke Nathaniel Murphy and I live with Stacy Murphy (mom), John Utz (step-dad), my sisters Shannon and Sam, two dogs (Lana & Gus), two cats (Salt & Pepper) and I have

Posted in Personal interest

Congrats to Our Membership Raffle Winners!

By Beth Sheppard Thanks to all who helped make the 2022 March Membership Madness contest a success!  30 neighbors joined TPNA or renewed their membership during March and April: 13 first-time members and 17 renewals, bringing TPNA’s current membership to

Posted in Membership, Personal interest, TPNA