Stations of the Cross – Ancient tradition continues today

By Michele Dotson
Staff Writer
dotson.michele@minthilltimes.com

The Easter season is marked by many different traditions in the homes and churches around Mint Hill.
An ancient, reverent, and little known custom called Stations of the Cross, is offered at St. Michael the Archangel Anglican Church on Margaret Wallace Road, St. Luke Catholic Church on Lawyers Road, and St. John Neumann Catholic Church on Idlewild Road, every Friday through Lent. Continue reading

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St. Luke’s Lenten fish fry continues

The annual Friday fish fry continues throughout the Lenten season, and funds are used to support Knights of Columbus Charities and outreach projects.

Food can be picked up as take-out, or eaten there at the church. Desserts are also available.

Plates are $7 and food is available from 4-7 PM each Friday.

Elise Schola received a $500 scholarship from the St. Luke chapter of the Knights of Columbus. Schola, a member of the church, is a nursing student at UNC Charlotte. She continues her membership in the church and helps out during the fish fry, volunteering her time to help serve food.

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Historic Bain Spring Fundraiser Set for April 5

The Historic Bain Restoration Committee will hold a spring fundraiser on Saturday, April 5, in the Kerr Building, Philadelphia Presbyterian Church, 11501 Bain School Road, Mint Hill.

Visitors are invited to shop for attic treasures, books, garden plants, and food items at the Bain School Village between 9 am and 5 pm.  Featured village shops include Uncle Harley’s General Store, Miss Bertie’s Dress Shop, Bain Garden Shop, Antiques & Second-Hand Shop, and the Community Book Store. Organizers of the event are looking for new and used furniture, clothing, books, and other items to sell at the event. Continue reading

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Mint Hill Bloodhound is crowd favorite at Westminster

Screen Shot 2014-02-28 at 2.43.20 PMNathan the Bloodhound from Mint Hill won the hearts of all the spectators at Madison Square Garden in New York City earlier this month making every- one smile at his antics in and out of the ring. Three year old Grand Champion CH Flessner’s Internation- al S’Cess, better known at home as “Baby Nathan,” won the breed and went on to be the first Bloodhound to win the Hound Group at the 138th Westminster Kennel Club show and ad- vance to Best in Show.

Nathan was clearly the fans’ favorite and they let it be known as soon as the 135 pound gentle gi- ant put his big paw on the green carpet at the Garden. Their screaming and clap- ping every time Nathan’s droopy face appeared on the jumbo screen just made him that much more animated. Continue reading

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Local institutions help navigate college financial aid options

By Michele Dotson

Screen Shot 2014-02-28 at 2.27.23 PMOn Saturday, February 20, college bound teens and their parents converged on local public institutions offering help in deciphering the first step in getting financial aid; the Free Application for Student Financial Aid (FASFA).

Both Hickory Grove Public Library, and the State Employees Credit Union in Mint Hill (and all across the state) were open and staffed with volunteers to help take that first, vital step.

All students are expected to contribute towards the cost of their college education. But how much a student and his family will be expected to contribute depends on individuals’ financial situation. Continue reading

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