World Habitat Day this Monday

The United Nations has chosen the first Monday in October to be World Habitat Day – a day to stand up and let it be known that affordable,  adequate housing should be a priority everywhere. For more information, read the Q and A in this week’s Mint Hill Times.

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Rotarians need help for funding Flights of Honor

Rotarians are appealing to individuals, companies, foundations and other organizations to help provide funding for Flights of Honor for World War II veterans to see the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C.
“We had 120 veterans on the first flight in April.  We have 120 veterans booked for the Sept. 19 flight and already have more than 60 veterans on a waiting list for the next flight,” said David McKnight of the Mooresville-Lake Norman Rotary Club and co-chairman of the Rotary District 7680 Flight of Honor Committee.  “These men and women are in their 80’s and 90’s, so we have only a small window of opportunity to provide these flights.  Since our April flight, three of those veterans have died.” Continue reading

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September is library card sign-up month

mint_hillSeptember is Library Card Sign-up Month, and the Mint Hill branch of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Library wants to make sure that all children in Mint Hill have the smartest card of all – a library card.
Studies show that children who are read to in the home and who use the library perform better in school and are more likely to continue to use the library as a source of lifetime learning.

Mint Hill Branch Manager David Sniffin said the library is a great place for kids and adults.

“There are a wealth of activities and resources for kids and their families, and we encourage them to visit us for the first time, or get reacquainted with your library and see the changes and how the library has grown.  There’s a lot happening at the Mint Hill Branch, and the best part for both kids and parents is that it’s all free with a library card!” Continue reading

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Mint Hill Arts unveils September exhibit

9-09 pic The summer may be winding down but the excitement at Mint Hill Arts is not. The September exhibit will feature works of art using a monochromatic palette. Monochromism is a painting, drawing, or other work of art utilizing a single color or various shades of the same color.

The exhibit opens with a gallery reception on September 11, from 7-9 pm and runs through October 1. MHA Gallery is open 10 amto 3 pm, Tues-Sat.  Go to minthillarts.org for details of events and classes.

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What’s closed in Mint Hill and Mecklenburg County for Labor Day?

Mecklenburg County and Mint Hill government offices and agencies will be closed on Monday, September 7, 2009 for the Labor Day holiday. This includes all units of the Department of Social Services, the Tax Office, Elections Office, the Register of Deeds Office, and the Land Use and Environmental Services Office.

The Main Library and all library branches will be closed on Monday, September 7, 2009.

All Solid Waste administrative offices and facilities will be closed on Monday, September 7, 2009 with the exception of Compost Central, which will be open 7 am – 3 pm. Mint Hill trash pick up will be pushed back to Tuesday. Continue reading

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