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Animal hospital donates oxygen masks to fire department

By Leah Schmalz

Dr. Allison Jones of Mint Hill Animal Hospital recently came across an online news video of a local house fire that occurred in January. The firefighters had been able to rescue the family’s cat, which had been hiding in the wall. But then Jones noticed that EMS personnel were administering oxygen to the cat through a mask meant for a human.

That gave Jones the idea to donate masks to Mint Hill Volunteer Fire Department. “I just wanted to make sure they had dog and cat masks,” she said.

Dr. Janet Gerardot, owner of the animal hospital, joined Jones at the fire department last Wednesday to donate the masks, explain how they work and even demonstrate on one of her dogs.

“We love them because it makes it so easy,” said Chief David Leath. […]

By |August 21st, 2015|Around Town, Breakiing News, Development, Featured Posts, Good deeds, History|0 Comments

MHVFD exercises skills with controlled burn

By Leah Schmalz

Residents of Mint Hill may have noticed a cloud of black smoke rising near Veteran’s Memorial Park last Saturday. The Mint Hill Volunteer Fire Department exercised firefighting techniques at a controlled burn at a house on Bartlett Road.

By |August 20th, 2015|Around Town, Arts, Breakiing News, Development, Featured Posts, Good deeds, History|1 Comment

Patriot Life Line orients incoming IHS freshmen

By Leah Schmalz

Attending Independence High School for the first time this fall? Stop by the school on August 13 from 2 to 5 pm for Patriot Life Line, an orientation event.

“Patriot Life Line is a way for our rising ninth graders to be introduced to the campus,” said IHS history teacher Tamara Babulski. “We just want as many upcoming freshman as possible to come so they’re not overwhelmed.”

Members of the Indy Dream Team and student council will lead games and show groups of ninth graders around the campus. These upperclassmen then act as mentors for the students throughout the year, answering any questions and offering support.  […]

Blessed Assurance event supports community health, local families

By Leah Schmalz

Blessed Assurance Adult Day Care is collaborating with Novant Community Health Care Alliance and Walking By Faith Community Church to support community health and well-being this Saturday from 10 am to 2 pm.

The event combines two activities- a Back to School Extravaganza and a Community Health Fair- to offer free school supplies for children throughout the local area and free health screenings for people of all ages. Healthcare services include diabetic screenings, blood pressure checks and information on healthcare services available throughout the area. […]

By |August 7th, 2015|Around Town, Arts, Featured Posts, Good deeds, History|0 Comments