The annual Mint Hill Town Hall Christmas tree lighting was held last Thursday. Following the official lighting of the tree, Town Hall was open to the public for cookies, music, drinks, and visits with Santa.
By Michele Dotson dotson.michele@minthilltimescom
At 8:30 am on Saturday, December 7, about 50 volunteers converged on Independence High School to prepare for the annual senior citizen Christmas lunch.
In just under two hours, 600 gift bags were prepared, 600 places were set for lunch, tables were decorated, food brought in, drinks prepared and prizes displayed.
Just before the opening remarks by emcee meteorologist Larry Sprinkle, organizer Mike Cochrane pulled some young volunteers aside for a little pep talk.
“Thank you all for coming out today,” says Cochrane. “There’s nothing better than giving of yourselves, your time and effort.” […]
The Mint Hill Chamber of Commerce recently honored attorney, Tony C. Johnson for his 10 years of service to the board of di- rectors. Johnson, who has served as the organization’s secretary, will still offer his legal counsel to the 2014 board.
New officers and di- rectors elected for the Mint Hill Chamber will begin their […]
By Michele Dotson
On December 20, Rocky River High School will sponsor its 3rd Annual Festapallooza.
What started three years ago as a collaborative project between the special education class and the drama teacher has turned into a school-wide, two community agency, and 10 visiting high schools event, featuring a play, a lunch, and a Special Olympics basketball exhibition.
“The first year Rocky River opened, I was teaching an adapted version of Hamlet,” says special education teacher Ann Lake. “I approached the drama teacher, Mr. Webster as a possible collaborative effort. My students were reading the story and acting it out in class. The first year, we took five scenes and invited the parents, the administration, and a few CMS support staff.” […]