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Queen’s Grant students win national theater awards

By Michele Dotson, Staff Writer  dotson.michele@minthilltimes.com Students from Queen’s Grant Community School won a Freddie G Excellence in Acting group award at the 2014 Junior Theater Festival, held January 17, 18 and 19 at the Cobb Galleria Centre in Atlanta, GA.

The students also collected the Playbill VIP award.  The playbills for their next show will be printed and shipped to them free of charge by Playbill magazine.

Students Garrett Costin and Hannah Snyder were named to the Junior Theater Festival All-Stars, made up of two outstanding performers from each group attending the festival.  The All-Stars performed a song during the closing ceremony for all 4,500 festival attendees.

The Junior Theater Festival offers an opportunity for students and teachers to interact with thousands of others who share their passion for musical theater.   […]

By |February 5th, 2014|Arts, Featured Posts, Queen's Grant|0 Comments

Tiderman picks up 200th win

Independence’s Brian Tiderman picked up his 200th and 201st career wins at the 2014 Southwestern 4A Conference Wrestling Championship at Porter Ridge High School over the weekend. Tiderman won the confer- ence championship in the 220 lb. weight class with a first period pin over Butler’s Dean Looney. He was also voted the tournament’s most […]

By |February 5th, 2014|Around Town, Arts, Featured Posts, Good deeds, Independence High School|3 Comments

CWP Photo Booths

SPOTLIGHT ON BUSINESS

Since starting her photography business in 2012, Candice Wood of Mint Hill, focusing on wedding photography, saw the great demand for photo booths and decided to jump on board.  Photo booths are a great addition to wedding receptions, providing a fun way to add to the photographs you have from your special day.  Also giving your guests a keepsake print, which can take the place of wedding favors if you chose.  Offering a variety of props, backdrops, print layouts and sizes, digital downloads, albums, and more, each event is customized to make your experience unique and fun! Photo booths aren’t limited to wedding receptions; they can bring entertainment to any party or event. With the new “open air” design growing in popularity, it makes photo booths much easier to transport and fit into almost any location. CWP Photo Booths uses the newest technology to make the booth work very smoothly. From the easy to use touch screen, one button start, to having a print in your hands almost instantly. Every booth is accompanied by a professional attendant to offer assistance and answer any questions. […]

By |February 3rd, 2014|Around Town, Arts, Featured Posts|7 Comments

Local nonprofit to be featured on National Geographic show

The nonprofit Carolina Waterfowl Rescue will be featured on national TV next week.

The Indian Trail-based organization will be part of an episode of the show “We Move Animals,” on National Geographic’s Nat Geo Wild Channel, scheduled to air at 10 pm Saturday, Feb. 1 and re-air at 9 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 5.

The “Duck, Duck … Loose!” episode follows the Denicker family as they help rescue. Volunteers vaccinate, crate, relocate and release 100 rehabilitated ducks, geese and swans into the wild.

A National Geographic film crew spent about a week in September taping at the center’s Poplin Road facility. […]

By |February 2nd, 2014|Around Town, Arts, Featured Posts, Good deeds|0 Comments

Commissioners approve land purchase pending approval of grant

By Michele Dotson  dotson.michele@mintilltimes.com

Town of Mint Hill Board of Commissioners approved the purchase of property at 9801 Brief Road at its January 24 meeting.

The 27.558 acre purchase is pending the approval of a “PARTF” grant by the State of North Carolina which will cover half of the $670,000 purchase price.

The town has put $5,000 as […]

By |February 2nd, 2014|Around Town, Featured Posts|0 Comments

Make your wedding day special

By Michele Dotson  Dotson.michele@minthilltimes.com 

The 2014 Bridal Showcase held at the Charlotte Convention Center was packed with brides to be and their entourages looking for that special touch for an upcoming wedding.

There were vendors for venues, flowers, cakes, table linens, photography, wedding gowns, food, stationary, and entertainment.  All the things one needs to plan, prepare, and remember that special day.

But there was more.

Dance lessons, chiropractic care, photo booths, real estate, hair styling, weight loss, spray tanning, luxury portable restrooms for that outdoor wedding, and even officiates promising to make your wedding day the best it can be. […]

By |January 30th, 2014|Around Town, Featured Posts, Good deeds|0 Comments