2012 volunteer orientation

The Mint Hill Historical Society and Carl J. McEwen Historic Village will hold a volunteer orientation on February 25 from 9:30 am to noon. The meeting will be held in the administration building. Working at the Village is fun and free. Village activities give volunteers a chance to meet people of all ages in many different forums. Register by phone, 704-573-0726 or by e-mail, info@minthillhistory.com.

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Biggers elected to serve as MUMPO chairman

Ted H. Biggers, Jr. was elected to serve as Mecklenburg-Union Metropolitan Planning Organization (MUMPO) chairman for the third consecutive year on January 18.    Mayor Linda Paxton was elected as the vice-chairperson. MUMPO’s coordinates transportation policy for 14 local governmental jurisdictions within the Mecklenburg-Union County Area.   The MPO is charged with the responsibility of preparing and adopting the long range transportation plan, the Transportation Improvement Program and the Unified Planning Work Program.

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Private family-care homes come to MH

What’s being hailedas a revolutionary family care community dedicated to dementia care is holding a ribbon cutting event  on Thursday, February 23, from 11 am to 2 pm. There will be guided tours of the new facility, food and entertainment.
Unlimited Possibilities Family Care Homes is introducing The Village at Mint Hill, a collection of private family-care homes located at 14009 Thompson Road.
The Village at Mint Hill will have a medical director affiliated with CMC, therapeutic activities and 6,000 square foot homes each with four private rooms.
The same company operates Unlimited Possibilities Family Home care in Charlotte at 5003 Tewkesbury Road.  Photo Courtesy of Unlimited Possibilities

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Super Bowl by the Numbers

• 35% of people who attend the game write it off as a corporate expense.
• 5% of Americans will watch the game alone.
• 8 million pounds of guacamole is consumed on Super Bowl Sunday.
• 14,500 tons of chips are eaten along with that guacamole.
• The NFL will use 72 footballs for the Super Bowl game
• One out of every 12 people watching the game only does so to see the commercials.
• In 1967, a 30-second television commercial cost $42,000. In 2011, it cost $3 million.
• The winners get $88,000 per man; the losers get $44,000 per man.
• The average ticket price on NFL Ticket Exchange is about $4,197.
• No sitting president has ever attended a Super Bowl, although Ronald Reagan tossed the coin via satellite from the Oval Office for the 1985 during Super Bowl.
• Jake Delhomme threw the longest touchdown pass in Super Bowl history (85 yards to Muhsin Muhammad) in 2003.

Real bets offered by bookmakers
• The color of Madonna’s hair (she’s the half time entertainment
• Whether Kelly Clarkson will show her bare belly (she sings the national anthem
• The number of times Peyton Manning will be shown on T
• Will Al Michaels say the word “miracle” any time in the first quarte
• Will either announcer say “Tebow” in the first quarter
• How many aircraft during the anthem flyover.

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Williams achieves Eagle Scout

Donald Williams, son of Nichole and Troy Williams, received his rank of Eagle Scout with Troop 144 at Blair Road United Methodist Church in Mint Hil.
His project was a stone path for the church between the parking lot and the pavilion.
He is a senior at Independence High School and has been with Troop 144 since he began in scouting in 2001.

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