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Emmie

11/16/2017 Bull City Blogs 0

Emmie is a very friendly girl who loves attention and affection. She’s playful, but doesn’t get overly excited. She would easily fit right in with most families. Emmie has been at APS for a long time, and would love to be in a new home for the holidays. Come meet her! For more information about […]

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Weekend at a Glance: Art, Animals and Attire

11/16/2017 Bull City Blogs 0

Counting House’s Fork + Bottle: Mas de Daumas Gassac – Thursday, 6pm – Counting House wraps up their popular dinner series with a four-course dinner by executive chef Thomas Card as well as wine pairings featuring southern French wines. The evening will kick off with a reception in the 21c Museum Hotel‘s art-filled gallery space. Savor […]

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A ‘Classic’ California Pinot Noir for Thanksgiving

11/15/2017 Bull City Blogs 0

I love Pinot Noir with a traditional Thanksgiving dinner. Not a French red burgundy, which are generally a bit too subtle and understated for this “free-for-all” meal. For it, I like the Pinots from California’s Santa Barbara region, made even more well-known by the movie “Sideways.” At their best, these are softer, richer and more […]

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Weekend at a Glance: Performances, Pies and Parties

11/09/2017 Bull City Blogs 0

Dinner with Carlo Dolci – Thursday, 5pm – The Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University hosts their themed dinner honoring the exhibit “The Medici’s Painter: Carlo Dolci and 17th-Century Florence”, allowing diners to taste the flavors and techniques from Italian kitchens during the 16th and 17th centuries –  from bistecca to cacciatore. The dinner […]

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A Chardonnay That’s Perfect for Pasta

11/08/2017 Bull City Blogs 0

Chardonnay is not usually most people’s “go-to” Italian wine. That is, unless you know of the few outstanding producers scattered throughout that country. (I fell in love with Jermann’s “Dreams” many years ago.) One that actually has roots in the 19th century is Frescobaldi’s Benefizio, Castello Di Pomino. At upwards to 2,400 feet in altitude, […]

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Weekend at a Glance: Music, Meals and Makers

11/02/2017 Bull City Blogs 0

‘Penelope’s Room’ – Through Dec. 2 – Check out a large-scale installation that turns 21c Museum Hotel‘s bank into a “woven chamber.” The room, designed by Durham artist Elizabeth Chabot, uses hand-woven textiles and repurposed materials. Duke School Book Fair – Thursday, Friday and Saturday – Feed your inner bookworm and head to The Regulator […]

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A Perfect Red for Cooler Weather

11/01/2017 Bull City Blogs 0

People in the know are excited about the 2015 vintage in Europe. Almost every region has reported a superior growing season. But this is not a reason to ignore 2014, when some terrific wines were also made. One area that thrived was the southern Rhône. I recently tasted a Côtes du Rhône red that pleases […]

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Local Extracurriculars to Keep Your Kids Engaged

10/29/2017 Bull City Blogs 0

SPORTS We are fortunate to have many specialized sports complexes and team leagues to help kids expend some energy and learn leadership and discipline skills along the way. Complexes like Baseball Rebellion (currently based in Hillsborough, but planning to move to Durham soon), Bull City Gymnastics, OC Gymnastics in Hillsborough and Chapel Hill Gymnastics offer […]

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How Downtown’s Development is Shaping Durham’s New Landscape

10/24/2017 Bull City Blogs 0

A FATHER AND SON AND THEIR VERY DIFFERENT CAREERS IN THE CHESTERFIELD BUILDING Among the thousands of new workers who’ve arrived in Durham in the last decade, with an estimated 20 more joining us every day, Sedrick White appears pretty typical, and in some ways he is. He is college educated, works in a technology […]