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Holocaust survivor speaks to Mint Hill Middle School students

By Leah Schmalz

When Irving Bienstock saw the Nazi military starting fires in synagogues, smashing windows, and raiding the houses of Jews on the night that is now known as Kristallnacht, his hope of survival wavered. “At that moment I thought I was going to die,” he said, as he recounted his story to eighth grade students at Mint Hill Middle School last Monday.

Bienstock covered his experience in Germany during the beginning of Hitler’s rise to power, when Jews weren’t permitted to ride buses, visit parks, or continue to run their businesses. Most of his extended family was killed and his father was forced to flee. Finally the rest of the family was able to escape the country. His father eventually made it to the United States in 1939 and the rest of the family joined him the following year. Bienstock entered the military and returned to Europe five years later to fight in World War II.  […]

By |May 22nd, 2014|Around Town, Featured Posts, History|1 Comment

Discover Mint Hilll

Discover Mint Hill, the annual showcase of the town’s civic, artistic and historical groups, was held Saturday, May 3.

The Lions Club was present selling brooms.

The Kiwanis had a prize wheel and participants of all ages spun for their chance to win a prize.

The blacksmith shop and the wheelwright shop were operational for demonstrations.

The date also […]

By |May 10th, 2014|Around Town, Arts, Featured Posts, Good deeds, History|2 Comments

Historic Bain Restoration supporters laid at cherry blossom wreath

Yesterday a group of Historic Bain Restoration supporters laid at cherry blossom wreath at the grave of John Bain, founder of the Historic Bain Academy  The tradition of the wreath-laying was revived in 2013 and continued this year. For many years following John Bain’s death on March 25, 1897, the ladies of Philadelphia Church laid […]

By |March 25th, 2014|Around Town, History|56 Comments

Semi-annual Masonic Lodge fish fry held 40 years and going strong

By Michele Dotson  Dotson.michele@minthilltimes.com

The semi-annual fish fry was held on Saturday, March 15 at the Masonic Lodge on Lawyers Road. About 1,200 pounds of fish was breaded and fried for the fundraising event which happens in October and March each year to benefit charities supported by the organization. […]

By |March 19th, 2014|Around Town, Arts, Featured Posts, Good deeds, History|2 Comments