Holiday Bites

Tis the season for celebration. Festive parties abound, and it is easy to become overwhelmed with so many parties and so much to cook! Which recipes are simple and nice enough to show off to friends and family? Deviled eggs are a favorite among many of us in the Southern U.S. Easy to make, prettyRead More

Sharing Food, Sharing Warmth

The holiday season is in full swing. As we move from one obligation and abundantly satisfying meal to the next, it becomes easy to take our comforts for granted. The Junior League of Durham and Orange Counties is helping to make sure our fellow citizens in need also experience kindness and cheer. As part ofRead More

Membership Monday – Amanda Lumsden

Amanda Lumsden is this year’s JLDOC Treasurer. Amanda, a 4th grade teacher and longtime Durham resident, joined the League in 2011 to rediscover the community as a volunteer and advocate. Through her service on the Bargain Sale Committee she has also met many new people and created new friendships. Amanda’s experience on Bargain Sale beganRead More

Healthy Holiday Habits

For those of us who are fortunate enough to be near family, spending time with our loved ones is the best aspect of the holiday season. Love, laughter, and food often abound. Despite our best intentions, many of us find it difficult to prioritize healthy eating. Fabulous holiday spreads and cookie exchanges have led toRead More

Membership Monday – Shannon Gatlin

Shannon Gatlin is the current JLDOC Assistant Vice President of Finance. Shannon is a dental hygienist who joined the League in 2010 because she longed for a close group of girls she could hang out with. After graduating from UNC, all of her close friends moved away. Through the League Shannon has met additional life-longRead More

Giving Thanks for Our Sponsors

Earlier this week we posted about how our JLDOC members give thanks in our community. These opportunities would not be possible without our corporate sponsors, and today we give thanks for their support. The money donated by these generous organizations enables the League to fulfill its mission to promote voluntarism, improve our community, and develop women.Read More

Giving Thanks in the Community

There are so many reasons for us JLDOC members to be thankful: for our families, our friends, and our community represent just a few. This week the JLDOC undertook two service projects to thank its community. Every year Farmer Foodshare partners with Inter-Faith Council for Social Service (IFC) to provide holiday meals for people inRead More

Membership Monday – Carrie Harbinson

Carrie Harbinson is the JLDOC Finance Vice President. She joined the League in 2010 in search of an outlet outside of work that allowed her to make a difference and meet like-minded women. Since then, she has served on Event Planning and Bargain Sale, which she chaired in 2014. “My favorite experience in the LeagueRead More

Membership Monday – Halley Bogart

Halley Bogart is the 2016-2017 Vice President for Community Council. She joined the Junior League of Charlottesville in 2010 and transferred to the JLDOC after a year of service. The JLDOC was instrumental in helping Halley learn more about and meet people in her new community. She has served in many capacities during her LeagueRead More

Membership Monday – Kathleen Harrell

Kathleen Harrell is the 2016-2017 Community Council Assistant Vice President. She joined the JLDOC in 2009 to connect with her community and develop new friendships. Since joining, she has worked with the Face of the League and Community Connection. Kathleen most recently led the Issues-2-Impact (I2I) initiative to identify a community focus for the JLDOC,Read More