The Flight of Honor for World War II Veterans scheduled for October 2 has been postponed to Tuesday, November 9. The postponement was due to the complications of a rally in Washington the same day. The rally, called “One Nation Working Together,” will feature the N.A.A.C.P., the A.F.L.-C.I.O., the National Council of La Raza and the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force. Continue reading
There have been many great Farmer’s Markets which have popped up around the Charlotte region in recent years. But have you been to Mint Hill’s Farmer’s Market located at the Historical Society? August is a busy time at the Market–in addition to getting great deals on everything from fresh veggies and flowers, to eggs, to organic, locally raised beef, the Historical Society will have several programs in August. Check out the flier below for the schedule. Aside from all the great produce, you might also want to tour the Carl J. McEwen Historic Village where the MHHS has restored buildings such as a vintage doctor’s office, schoolhouse, a general store and more. It’s not a stretch to say there are few historical villages of its kind anywhere in North Carolina.
Don Putnam, one of the Korean War veterans spearheading the effort to build the NC Korean War Memorial in Mint Hill, said they raised more than $2,000 at last week’s fundraiser. This past weekend, they attended a service in Cherokee, NC to honor a Congressional Medal of Honor recipient, Charles George, who died in the Korean War. George, who was born in Cherokee, dove on a grenade during the war to save fellow comrades. It’s soldiers like George the Memorial will honor.
Historic Charlotte, Inc will honor the Morning Star Lutheran Chapel on Idlewild Road for its historical preservation. The awards will be given at Historic Charlotte’s annual Blast for the Past starting at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, October 15th at The Duke Mansion (celebrating its 95th year). Blast for the Past is open to the public. Tickets can be purchased online at www.HistoricCharlotte.
Four other Charlotte-area historical and preservation projects will be honored in addition to Morning Star.
Morning Star Lutheran Chapel was built in 1906 and has a long history in the Mint Hill Matthews community. Continue reading
A Historic Preservation Task Force appointed by Matthews Mayor Lee Myers has completed their work and presented their recommendations to the Matthews Board of Commissioners tonight.
The group began meeting in November 2008. They were charged with answering three questions: What is the future of the history in Matthews? Do we need a plan to preserve the history of Matthews? If so, what should the plan look like and whose responsibility is it to preserve the history of Matthews?
The Task Force was co-chaired by Mayor Pro-Tem Jim Taylor and Paula Lester of the Matthews Historical Foundation. The group made the following recommendations: Continue reading
This Saturday, June 6, the Charlotte Medical Clinic—Mint Hill will offer the second in a series of Health Talks presented by the doctors at the clinic. Dr. Stephanie Simon presented the first workshop on osteoporosis and provided free bone density screenings. (See picture.) On Saturday, Dr. Glen Powell will speak to visitors about menopause, at 10am in the Ashcraft Schoolhouse at the Carl J. McEwen Historic Village. Once a month during the Farmers’ Market, a doctor from CMC will speak on another subject and offer other free screenings.