Due to the ongoing Pandemic, Duke Forest is limiting the size of groups visiting the Forest and they will not allow something the size of the Turkey Run at this time. We have already printed the Tshirts which are long sleeved and a great color combination. We don’t ever have dates on the Tshirts so we’ll be able to use them next year! We do plan on having the Turkey Run next year – November 12,2022 – so stay in shape. And stay safe! The Tshirt sponsors should be supported for donating funds for what turned out to be next year’s shirts and they are listed below.
9th Street Active Feet, in Durham
Family Fare Stores, all over the Triangle
Carolina Godiva Track Club
New Hope Animal Hospital, between Durham and Chapel Hill
Thanks everyone and see you next November.
Greetings, all residents of the New Hope area! The New Hope Improvement Association invites everyone to come out and enjoy some Ice Cream, music, outdoor games, and fellowship next Saturday afternoon from 2 to 4 pm.
To ensure everyone’s health, all the ice cream will be individually wrapped (like it fell out of a truck), and we ask that you wear masks when enjoying the AC indoors in our meeting hall, or when visiting the Fireman’s trucks in their Open House.
Come meet your neighbors, and cool down a little in this ‘still hot’ end of summer event.
Tuesday June 1, 7 PM
Porch of New Hope Improvement Association Building
Dr. John Parks, an ornithology expert, will present and discuss the intrinsic value and conservation of birds of prey – raptors – using live specimens from around the world. Please join us for this kid friendly, safe outdoor event.
Please join us on a hike next Saturday, March 20, at 10 am at Hollow Rock Nature Preserve on Erwin Rd.
Our quest – the hollow rocks on New Hope Creek that were visited by John Lawson in 1701 and described in his book in 1709. The book describes his journey through what is now North and South Carolina but few locations can be identified with as much certainty as this unusual rock formation in our own neighborhood. The route of our hike is relatively flat (one hill) and is dry right now but no guarantees. Please join amateur historians Steve Herman and Walter Fowler for a very worthwhile Saturday morning jaunt. There is more on the NHIA schedule that you will hear about soon.
We ask that all participants wear masks and practice social distancing during this event.
Thursday, May 14, 2020, at 7 p.m. Raptors. Speaker: Jon Parks, Professor Emeritus from Cornell University and former director of the Cornell Raptor Program.
The program will include live birds.
Monday, April 20, 2020, at 7 p.m. at the NHIA Building. Membership meeting that all members should attend.
Monday, April 20, 2020, at 7:15 p.m.The Rankest Rebel Town. Speaker: Ernest Dollar, Director, City Museum of Raleigh and M. T. Pope Museum.
Union soldiers fought their way into Chapel Hill in April 1865 under Brig. Gen. Judson Kilpatrick (given the unflattering name of Kil-Calvary by his own soldiers). The soldiers remained during negotiations with skirmishes in Orange County (and what is now Durham County). Learn about what life was like for soldiers and civilians at the end of the war in Orange County. Talk is suitable for all those in middle school and up in age.
Light refreshments will be served.
Johnson Mill Guided Hike begins at 10:00 am in the parking lot at 6001 Turkey Farm Rd, Chapel Hill, and will cover about one mile, with an optional trillium hunt/hike at the end.
Parking is limited so we encourage you to carpool. Carpoolers will depart from the New Hope Improvement Association at 9:45 am. (What a convenient time to also bring a PORCH donation!)
This event is FREE and open to the public.
From 9:00 am to 12:00 pm Drop off your donations for PORCH of Chapel Hill at the New Hope Improvement Association, 4014 Whitfield Rd, Chapel Hill (adjacent to the fire station).
- Low-sugar cereals
- Cans of tuna and chicken
- Cans of fruits and vegetables of all kinds
- Healthy snacks such as applesauce, raisins, peanuts, granola bars, peanut butter crackers, peanuts, etc.
- Pasta and pasta sauce
- Bags of rice and beans of all kinds
- Plastic containers of peanut butter and jelly
- Mac & cheese