Bain recipient of field to fork garden

By Michele Dotson  dotson.michele@minthilltimes.com

Fuel Pizza Garden

Students at Rama Road worked with their teacher to grow vegetables and herbs used to make a healthy pizza last spring. Bain Elementary School has been awarded a Field to Fork pizza garden for the spring of 2014. Basil, tomatoes, onions, and green peppers are some of the vegetables that will be grown at the school located on Bain School Road.

Kids love to play in the dirt.

Kids also love pizza.

Organizers of a local gardening project are banking on this combination to give kids an opportunity to grow their own vegetables and herbs to make a pizza.

Fuel Pizza Café of Charlotte has partnered with Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS), the Mecklenburg County Health Department, Mecklenburg County Fruit and Vegetable Coalition, and LandSculptors, LLC to bring “Field to Fork” Pizza Gardens to fifteen elementary schools, including Bain Elementary School in Mint Hill.

Working with their teachers, selected students will plan, grow, and harvest their own vegetable garden. After harvesting the produce, they will take a field trip to FUEL Pizza where they will be taught how to use their own vegetables to make whole wheat vegetarian pizza.

The idea behind the project is to get children excited about eating vegetables they wouldn’t normally eat by fostering a personal connection to the gardens they tend. Continue reading

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Tiderman picks up 200th win

Screen Shot 2014-02-05 at 10.38.58 AMIndependence’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 outstanding wrestler. Porter Ridge was the over all champion as the Pirates posted a score of 188.5. Independence, who was the regular sea- son champions, took second place with a score of 163.5. Butler placed third with 126 points. Myers Park earned fourth with 89 points. Rocky River was fifth 59.5. East Mecklenburg, 49 and Gar- inger 43 took sixth and seventh in the tournament. PHOTO BY RON MORRIS

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Free Korean War memorial book available at Mint Hill Town Hall

By Michele Dotson  Dotson.michele@minthilltimes.com

Gift to veterans comes from Korean government with gratitude

Screen Shot 2014-02-02 at 8.56.46 PMThe town of Mint Hill has received hundreds of copies of a commemorative book chronicling the Korean War. “Korea Reborn-A Grateful Nation Honors War Veterans for 60 Years of Growth,” is a hardbound, color and black and white, commemorative book that is meant to go first and foremost to Korean War Veterans.

“We have been asked to be the gatekeepers of the book,” says Mint Hill town manager Brian Welch. “We want to make sure that these books get into the hands of the veterans.” Continue reading

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Local nonprofit to be featured on National Geographic show

Screen Shot 2014-02-02 at 8.49.54 PMThe 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. Continue reading

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Make your wedding day special

By Michele Dotson  Dotson.michele@minthilltimes.com
 
A bride never should never try a new hairstyle on her wedding day. Taking time to find a flattering style before the big day is a must. Brides-to-be got the chance to have their hair and makeup done as part of the festivities at the Bridal Showcase.

A bride never should never try a new hairstyle on her wedding day. Taking time to find a flattering style before the big day is a must. Brides-to-be got the chance to have their hair and makeup done as part of the festivities at the Bridal Showcase.

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. Continue reading

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Mint Hill Police Department to host Coffee with a Cop on February 4, 2014

MINT HILL POLICE DEPARTMENT to host Coffee with a Cop on February 4, 2014
Program offers opportunity to meet local officers, discuss community issues
On February 4, 2014, officers from MINT HILL POLICE DEPARTMENT and community members will come together in an informal, neutral space to discuss community issues, build relationships, and drink coffee.
 All community members are invited to attend. The event begins at 8:00 am on February 4, 2014 at Showmars, 6850 Matthews-Mint Hill Road, Mint Hill, NC. Please contact Chief Tim W. Ledford with questions: 704-545-1085. Continue reading
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