ELECTION:  November 8, 2016

By Lynne M. Bahrami
November 8, 2016, is a date that will go down in history.  In addition to the election of the 58th president of the United States of America, Burch Avenue voters will also weigh their opinions on one United States Senator, one member of the House of Representatives, and the Governor of North Carolina, among others.
There are ample opportunities to vote in this election.  Early voting begins Thursday, October 20, 2016, and runs through Saturday, November 5, 2016.  On most days early voting begins at 9am and runs until 7:30pm.  From October 20 through October 26, the closest election site is the Durham County Board of Elections, which is located at 201 N. Roxboro St., in downtown Durham.  FromOctober 27 through November 5, the closest site is the Devil’s Den located at 309 Oregon Drive on Duke’s Campus.  The Board of Elections site will continue to be open during this time as well. 
If you miss early voting, on Election Day, the polls are open from 6:30am and close at 7:30pm.  Burch Avenue residents will vote at the Durham School of the Arts located at 401 North Duke Street.
Please be sure to exercise your hard fought right to vote! 
If you have any questions about voting or need a ride to a voting location, please contact Lynne Bahrami at lynnemarjon@yahoo.com, or stop by her house at 834 Burch Avenue to make arrangements.
Hilary Clinton (D)
Donald Trump (R)
Gary Johnson (L)
Jill Stein (G)
United States Senator
Deborah Ross (D)
Richard Burr (R)
Sean Haugh (L)
United States House of Representatives, District 1
G.K. Butterfield (D)
H. Powell Dew Jr. (R)
J. J. Summerell (L)
North Carolina Governor
Roy Cooper (D)
Pat McCrory (R)
Lon Cecil (L)

Fall Park Clean-Up Day Saturday, Oct 22st at 9:30am

By Girija Mahan

Join us for Fall Park Clean-Up Day!
Saturday, October 22nd from 9:30am – 12:30pm

Come one, come all as we spruce up the Burch Avenue Park for our upcoming Halloween celebrations! Activities include: Raking, raking, and raking, painting benches, yanking out weeds, picking up trash, and piling up branches.

BANA Halloween 2016!

By Annie Thornhill

It’s time for another exciting Burch Avenue Neighborhood Halloween Fest! Join us from 5:30 – 6:30pm on Monday, October 31st to celebrate Halloween. Starting at 5:30pm we’ll have games in the park, a costume bin for those that don’t have costumes ready, spooky stories, and food from local eateries. At 5:45 we’ll have an apple eating contest and the our now-annual costume parade and contest. This year there will be prizes for individuals and households (think families, roommates, pets, etc!) so start planning now. Around 6:30pm we’ll close out the festivities so that folks can begin trick-or-treating in the ‘hood.

See you on Halloween!

Mural Durham- Saturday, October 22nd from 1-4pm

By Amy Unell 

Saturday, October 22, 2016 | 1-4pm

Stop by anytime from 1-4pm to see Durham artists in action for an awesome afternoon of local food, music and live graffiti/mural painting at the Art Annex, a hidden gem maker space in Burch Avenue neighborhood and Duke campus on 404 Gattis Street.

Check out DukeCreate FREE workshops taught by Durham artists including ceramics and screen printing, plus hands-on painting, crafts and dance. Adults, kids, all are welcome! This will be the first of monthly workshops open to the community. The next community arts session is 11/12 from 2-4pm. See you on October 22nd!

Mural Durham connects Durham through creativity, one mural at a time. MuralDurham.com

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By Annie Thornhill

Congratulations to neighbors on the following exciting events!

  • John Froelich and Jennifer Lischer were married at Immaculata Church on Saturday, April 30, 2016. We welcome the whole family (JJ, Jenny and Elizabeth) into the neighborhood!
  • Caroline and Ryan Asher are excited to announce the arrival of their son, Bennett Stroud Asher, born on April 28. They are looking forward to him being a part of the growing number of BANA babies!