Mint Hill Arts opening reception tonight

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The November 2009 art show at Mint Hill Arts will feature the smaller works of the artists. The opening reception for Small Treasures: “Good Things Come in Small Packages” is tonight from 7-9 pm. The exhibit runs through December 3. On Saturday, MHA hosts the 2009 Fall Jewelry Show from 10 am to 3 pm. The show featuring handmade, artisan jewelry crafted by its professional members.

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Saturday was a bazaar day in Mint Hill and Matthews

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Both Philadelphia Presbyterian Church and Levine Senior Center hosted bazaars on Saturday. The church bazaar was the 39th for the women of Philadelphia Presbyterian Church according to Susan Griffin. In addition to the bazaar, there was a breakfast,  chicken pot pie dinner, silent auction, and a yard sale on the front lawn of the church. The Levine Senior Center was taken over Saturday by the bazaar as cars overflowed the parking lot. They even had to have valet parking at one point. Books, quilts, crafts, raffles and baked goods were just some of the offerings during the day. Click the link below for photos of the Philadelphia Presbyterian Church bazaar. Continue reading

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Former pro athletes play golf to raise money for Samaritan’s Feet

Steven Aycock - Head Coach JCSU, Craig Thompson, Manny Ohonme - Founder of Samaritan's Feet, Leonard Wheeler

Steven Aycock - Head Coach JCSU, Craig Thompson, Manny Ohonme - Founder of Samaritan's Feet, Leonard Wheeler (PHOTO BY Mark Sward-swardpics.com)

On Monday October 26, Emerald Lake Golf Club hosted the 6th Annual Samaritan’s Feet Golf Classic.  More than 20 NFL, Boxing & Nascar celebrities joined nearly 100 other golfers to help raise funds and awareness for the international efforts of Samaritan’s Feet.  In total more $50,000 was raised to put shoes on needy children in over 50 countries throughout the world. Continue reading

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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 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.

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Tonight! Listen to great music and help support the Korean War Memorial in Mint Hill


Elvis Fan Club of Matthews-Mint Hill is supporting this benefit show Saturday, October 17 at 6 pm to raise money for the North Carolina State Korean War Veterans Memorial, to be built in Mint Hill Park on Fairview. The show will take place at the Indian Trail VFW, 100 VFW Lane in Stallings. Featured entertainers are The Carolina Blues Brothers, country singer Carrie Zohn, and Elvis tribute artist Chuck Ayers. Tickets are $25 a person, and includes the show and an Italian buffet dinner, with dessert.  Dinner at 6 pm, Show at 7 pm. Advance tickets can be bought by calling 704-496-4709 or 704-545-6618. Tickets will also be available at the door the night of the show. The KWVA is selling pavers to anyone who would like their loved one’s name immortalized in the memorial.  It is open to any veteran of any war and military service.  The pavers are a thick, beautiful granite and start at $200. They will be taking orders for pavers at the show.

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Next week’s meeting canceled; meeting with American Asset scheduled

A drawing of the proposed Mint Hill Commons

A drawing of the proposed Mint Hill Commons

Next week’s Board of Commissioners meeting has been canceled because of lack of business. Also,  town officials will meet with representatives of American Asset Corporation on October 28 at 7 pm to continue the public hearing, discussion and decision on Special Use Permit #09-4, a special use permit for the mixed use development on the land behind Mint Hill Festival. Developers have asked the town for permission to alter the parking lot so that there are more spaces. The anchors of the development said they need a certain amount of spaces before they can commit.

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