Provisionals in the Garden

Volunteering is one of the corner stones of the Junior League of Durham and Orange Counties. Every member of the JLDOC completes the Provisional program before becoming an “active” member. The semester-long course is designed to teach incoming members about the mission and operations of the League and, perhaps most importantly, to train them toRead More

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

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

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

Moving Toward Community Impact

If you have been a JLDOC member for a while, you have probably heard about the transition we have been making from a league that supports a diverse range of worthy initiatives to one that is focused on making a lasting impact in one area. For the next several years, that issue will be HeathyRead More

JLDOC’s Healthy Living Initiative

Making an Impact: Healthy Living One League; one mission; one community-based impact model. Background In the 2014-15 League year the JLDOC made a strategic, focused shift to take on one community issue rather than spreading our efforts among a variety of programs. The reason? We believe that by focusing our efforts we can make a strong, measurableRead More