Last year corn, this year geese

A goose is nestling in the flowerbeds
around the Mint Hill Town Hall Christmas
tree. She and her mate are closely guarding
their nest of eggs, which should be hatching
any day now, according to Town Clerk
Beth Hamrick. She said the geese have been
there for at least three weeks. Last year
someone mysteriously planted corn around
the tree. “Last year corn, this year geese,”
joked Hamrick. The little goslings will be a
cute addition to the Town Hall landscape.

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Opening day at Mint Hill Farmers market

Joe and Wanda Stegall own Olive Branch Fresh Produce. It is their second year selling home-grown produce at the Mint Hill Farmers Market

Vendors provided a variety of products at the farmers market at the Carl J. McEwen Historic Village last Saturday. Fresh produce, baked goods, and wood working are just a few things available at the market.

 

 

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Mint Hill Highland Games

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The Mint Hill Highland Games had fun for everyone Saturday, May 5 at the Park on Fairview. Men threw heavy weights, Maidens IV performed for crowds, and children participated in Scottish athletics. The Mint Hill Scottish Society presented teh MacKenzie Clan with the Best Clan Tent award.

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Helping Hands knit for charity

Helping Hands knitted 162 hats for premature babies for local hospitals.

Almost a decade ago a group of knitters gathered together at the Mint Hill Library to make hats for premature babies and the homeless.  Today there are 25 members of Helping Hands that meet at Hobby Lobby to continue this charitable work.
The group donates their hats and blankets and scarves to various organizations.  Presbyterian Matthews receives the hats for babies, the Linus Project collects blankets for ill children, and the Special Olympics takes red and blue scarves.  Helping Hands also knits hats for chemotherapy patients and Charlotte’s homeless.  The group sends 40 pounds of goodies to Citizen Sam, an organization that sends stockings to soldiers overseas for Christmas.
Knitters of every skill level are invited to join the group.  Helping Hands meets the second and fourth Tuesday of each month.
“If anyone comes to us with a need we will do our darnedest to fulfill that need,” said member Nancy Kucera.

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Independence softball ready for playoffs

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Coach Ken Orsilio has a lot to be proud of this year when it comes to his Independence girl’s softball team. The squad has a record of 16-2 overall and 13-1 in the conference with its last regular season game this past Monday night against longtime rival Butler High School, which they won 10-0.
As they end the year in conference play and head into playoff territory, Coach Orsilio has high hopes for the team and his two brightest stars, Erin Standley and Katie Pearsall. The two have played together for years now, and their chemistry and experience playing together has really uplifted the team this year. Continue reading

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Spring Fling for F.U.E.L.

Spring Fling for F.U.E.L – May 12 from 10 am to 2 pm to benefit Bryson’s FUEL (A non profit organization that helps kids and their families with childhood cancer by providing gas cards, copay assistance, care packages etc.). www.brysonsFUEL.org. Idlewild Volunteer Fire Department, 10241 Idlewild Road. Vendors, bake sale, raffles, and more. For more information, call Kristin at 704-493-5689.

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