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World Traveler Glad to Call Mint Hill Home

By Charles Kelleher Harris

One could easily call Phil Angelo a globe trotter.

“I’ve been on 75 cruises, to 42 different countries and 146 resorts,” Angelo says.

This kind of experience is important in Angelo’s line of work. The Mint Hill resident is the owner and operator of Leisure Travel Exports. Angelo and his wife Barbara operate this traveling consulting business out of their home.

Angelo is always happy to return to Mint Hill where he has lived for almost 35 years.

“I enjoy the people,” says Angelo, “Talking to people. I wake up every morning and think about who moved into Mint Hill yesterday and what they think about it.”  […]

By |February 6th, 2015|Around Town, Featured Posts, Good deeds|0 Comments

Nonprofit Common Heart offers free tax preparation

Local nonprofit Common Heart is now making appointments to provide free income tax preparation for local residents.

This is the fourth year Common Heart has offered free tax services, which are completed by trained and certified volunteers as part of the national Volunteers in Tax Assistance, or VITA, program. Individuals and families with annual incomes of […]

By |January 29th, 2015|Around Town, Featured Posts, Good deeds|0 Comments

Mint Hill Kiwanis Club celebrates star students, supports schools

By Leah Schmalz

Each month, students at J.H. Gunn, Bain, Lebanon Road and Clear Creek elementary schools are recognized through the Terrific Kids program sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Mint Hill and the Chick-fil-A on Albemarle Road. This week, in addition to the program, Kiwanis presented each school with a check for $1,000 to purchase much-needed books.

Each teacher chooses one student they feel stood out for the month to be honored as a Terrific Kid. Teachers submit a short summary describing why the student earned the Terrific Kid title, which is read at the awards ceremony. Phrases like “ray of sunshine” and “enthusiastic learner” marked the descriptions at Clear Creek’s ceremony on Monday. The students also receive free ice cream at lunch and have their photos taken to display on a bulletin board in the school.  […]

By |January 29th, 2015|Around Town, Arts, Featured Posts, Good deeds, Schools|0 Comments

Morning Star Labyrinth honors memory, offers peace

By Leah Schmalz

In the back of the cemetery behind the historic Morning Star Lutheran Chapel, located at 12900 Idlewild Road, rests a legacy labyrinth to honor Shannon Christine Kennedy, who lost her life in 2011 at age 36 due to illness. Composed of over 9,000 pavers, the intricate design weaves circles around the Morning Star […]

By |January 25th, 2015|Around Town, Arts, Featured Posts, Good deeds, History|0 Comments