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Explore the Mint Hill Farmer’s Market this weekend

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 […]

By |August 6th, 2010|Around Town, History|0 Comments

NC Korean War Memorial update

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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 […]

By |October 26th, 2009|Good deeds, History|1 Comment

Morning Star Lutheran Church honored by Historic Charlotte

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. […]

By |October 5th, 2009|History|0 Comments

Matthews redefines its historic preservation outlook

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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: […]

By |August 24th, 2009|History, Matthews|0 Comments

Health talk this weekend at MH Farmers’ Market

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 […]

By |June 1st, 2009|History|0 Comments

Independence High School FFA plants flowers for historical society

Last weekend students from John Hess’ (teacher) FFA club at Independence High School planted flowers, shrubs and trees at the restroom project here at the village. Judy Stanley, who creates the beautiful flower beds at the town’s properties, designed the plan and enlisted the students. I’ve attached a few pictures, and hope you are interested in using them in the paper. Students : Allie Valiente, Alfredo Valiente, Summer Stanley, Hayley Williams and Desmond Stephens. Courtesy of Sue McDonald, (Mint Hill Historical Society) […]

By |March 27th, 2009|History, Independence High School|0 Comments