Retirement centers collect food for needy

Residents and staff from Plantation Estates in Matthews and Park Pointe Village in Rock Hill, recently collected 19, 725 pounds of food to benefit Matthews Help Center, Dorothy Day Soup Kitchen and Hope House. ACTS Retirement-Life Communities is a not-for profit, faith-based organization that is committed to the mission of serving the emotional, physical and spiritual needs of seniors. Continue reading

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Parent University course tonight at Mint Hill Baptist Church

Tuesday, October 13, 2009 Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools’ Parent University Course “Managing Stress for Teens” is offered at Mint HillBaptist Church, 7835 Matthews-Mint Hill Road, Mint Hill. The result of this workshop will be identification of stressors in the lives of teens and their families, and development of strategies to diminish stress for the entire family. Karen Thomas, CMS Executive Director for Pre-K – 12 Support Services, is facilitating the course. Complimentary dinner (roast beef, creamed potatoes, gravy, green beans, rolls, and dessert) will be provided (5:45-6:30) for those who pre-register, either with CMS or by telephoning the Church Office (704-545-0121). The course begins at 6:30 and concludes at 8:15.

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Help raise funds for Boy Scout Troop 65!

Be PreparedBoy Scout Troop 65 is currently selling tickets and soliciting donations in support of our Annual BBQ Fundraiser to be held on Saturday, October 17th, 2009, at Philadelphia Presbyterian Church. This event will be the only fundraiser scheduled for Troop 65 during the year, so the troop has set a goal of meeting all of its annual expenses with proceeds from the Barbeque. Troop 65 offers a variety of outstanding community service, camping, and leadership opportunities for more than 40 boys in the local area. Your donations will help keep scouting alive and well in the Mint Hill community.

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World Habitat Day this Monday

The United Nations has chosen the first Monday in October to be World Habitat Day – a day to stand up and let it be known that affordable,  adequate housing should be a priority everywhere. For more information, read the Q and A in this week’s Mint Hill Times.

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Rotarians need help for funding Flights of Honor

Rotarians are appealing to individuals, companies, foundations and other organizations to help provide funding for Flights of Honor for World War II veterans to see the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C.
“We had 120 veterans on the first flight in April.  We have 120 veterans booked for the Sept. 19 flight and already have more than 60 veterans on a waiting list for the next flight,” said David McKnight of the Mooresville-Lake Norman Rotary Club and co-chairman of the Rotary District 7680 Flight of Honor Committee.  “These men and women are in their 80’s and 90’s, so we have only a small window of opportunity to provide these flights.  Since our April flight, three of those veterans have died.” Continue reading

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