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Independence student chooses Columbia

One of Independence High School’s seniors, Devante’ Bledsoe, chose to attend Columbia University in New York on a full scholarship. He was also accepted to MIT and Georgia Tech.

“Devonte is bright young man with an amazing future in front of him,” said Principal Mark Bosco. “I am so proud of him  and it is a pleasure to work with him.”

Here are some comments from his teachers: […]

By |December 28th, 2009|Good deeds, Independence High School|1 Comment

Birthday Blessings helps give familes professional portraits

Every December during Birthday Blessings holiday parties at area homeless shelters, needy children and families are treated to family photos, which are taken, printed, and provided as gifts in frames or frame craft kits that the children create. But this year, that annual party
tradition will become part of something much bigger. On December 12, photographers around the world will share their skills and give back to those who are less fortunate as a part of the Help-Portrait movement started by celebrity photographer Jeremy Cowart, and the greater Charlotte area is no exception. […]

By |December 21st, 2009|Good deeds|0 Comments

Mint Hill holds 10th annual veteran’s breakfast

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The town of Mint Hill held its 10th annual Veteran’s Appreciation Day Breakfast Saturday at the Kerr Building at Philadelphia Presbyterian Church. More than 280 veterans showed up for the breakfast. The Colors were posted by Independence High School JROTC, and in addition to patriotic songs, music was provided by Mint Hill bluegrass legend Dwight […]

By |November 17th, 2009|Good deeds, Town Hall|0 Comments

Mint Hill Arts opening reception tonight

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. […]

By |November 13th, 2009|Arts|8 Comments

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. […]

By |November 9th, 2009|Good deeds, Non-profit|0 Comments

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

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. […]

By |November 3rd, 2009|Good deeds|1 Comment