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Patriot Life Line orients incoming IHS freshmen

By Leah Schmalz

Attending Independence High School for the first time this fall? Stop by the school on August 13 from 2 to 5 pm for Patriot Life Line, an orientation event.

“Patriot Life Line is a way for our rising ninth graders to be introduced to the campus,” said IHS history teacher Tamara Babulski. “We just want as many upcoming freshman as possible to come so they’re not overwhelmed.”

Members of the Indy Dream Team and student council will lead games and show groups of ninth graders around the campus. These upperclassmen then act as mentors for the students throughout the year, answering any questions and offering support.  […]

Blessed Assurance event supports community health, local families

By Leah Schmalz

Blessed Assurance Adult Day Care is collaborating with Novant Community Health Care Alliance and Walking By Faith Community Church to support community health and well-being this Saturday from 10 am to 2 pm.

The event combines two activities- a Back to School Extravaganza and a Community Health Fair- to offer free school supplies for children throughout the local area and free health screenings for people of all ages. Healthcare services include diabetic screenings, blood pressure checks and information on healthcare services available throughout the area. […]

By |August 7th, 2015|Around Town, Arts, Featured Posts, Good deeds, History|0 Comments

Charity Bazaar August 7 & August 8

There will be a charity bazaar and rummage sale Friday, August 7 from 1 pm to 7 pm and Saturday, August 8 from 8 am to 1 pm. The bazaar will be held at 5011 Quail Ridge Drive in Mint Hill. Included will be gift items, vintage style aprons, homemade pepper jelly, golf gift items […]

By |August 4th, 2015|Around Town, Featured Posts, Good deeds|0 Comments

HomeArama draws visitors to community, highlights Cheval

By Leah Schmalz

Visitors from as far as Asheville, Greensboro, High Point and Columbia are traveling to Mint Hill for the Charlotte HomeArama, held in the upscale equestrian community of Cheval through August 2.

Held every two years, HomeArama allows builders and interior designers to showcase their potential to the community. Cheval, developed by Keith Paris, was selected to host the event for the second time in a row- an unprecedented occurrence. “It’s an opportunity to continue to show the breadth of the housing opportunities in Cheval,” said Diane Austin, President of Builder Developer Advisors.

Mint Hill was chosen as the ideal location for Cheval due to its centrality. Homeowners who work in the Ballantyne, Southpark, Uptown and University areas can enjoy the peaceful atmosphere of the small town without sacrificing a timely work commute, especially now that 485 is complete. […]

By |July 30th, 2015|Around Town, Arts, Featured Posts, Good deeds, History|1 Comment