Mint Hill native releases ‘Restaurant Personality’

Stephen Healy displays his new book, "Restaurant Personalities."

Stephen Healy displays his new book, "Restaurant Personalities."

Stephen C. Healy, who was raised in Mint Hill and whose parents still live in Farmwood, dropped by the Mint Hill Times office today to show us his new children’s book “Restaurant Personality.” The book, which was illustrated by Thomas McDaniel, tells the story of a restaurant that serves up personalities. Healy said he hopes children take away from the book the lesson of learning to be one’s self.
“It’s the retelling of the quintessential coming of age story but told a little differently,” Healy said.
One-third of the proceeds from the book go toward the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Healy said they have sold 1,200 books thus far, and he has plans to tour the Southeast for the next three months to promote the book. Healy has three more books coming out in the next year for Sleep Tree Publishing Co, two children’s books and a coffee cookbook for Dilworth Coffee.

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Empty Bowls Project hopes to fill bowls in Haiti

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Covenant Day School will feed six village orphanages in Haiti for an entire month from proceeds of their international Empty Bowls Project, “Sip Soup on the Sixth at Covenant Day School.”  Three thousand dollars was raised and 100 percent of these funds will be used to feed the hungry children in these Haiti orphanages. Empty Bowls is an international project to fight hunger around the world.  Four hundred seventy Covenant Day School lower and middle school Fine Arts students sculpted and hand painted ceramic bowls which were offered for a nominal donation in exchange for a simple meal of soup and bread.  The “Sip Soup on the Sixth at Covenant Day School” occurred  during their annual GrandFriends’ Day celebration.
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Queen’s Grant charter to take place in ‘World’s largest concert’

It’s being billed as the World’s Largest Concert. On Thursday, March 12 from 1-1:30 pm, Queen’s Grant Charter School will hold an assembly in the school gym with everyone singing and watching the 2009 World’s Largest Concert, where Queen’s Grant will be featured, while performing two songs. March has been officially designated by The National Association for Music Education for the observance of Music In Our Schools Month (MIOSM®), the time of year when music education becomes the focus of schools across the nation. Continue reading

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Local students earn high ratings at music festival

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On February 28 the National Federation of Music Clubs Piano Festival was held in Charlotte.  Seventy students from Charlotte Academy of Music participated in the Festival at CPCC. Students prepared two memorized musical selections each, one of which was from the required list published by the NFMC, and were evaluated by local professional musicians.  Many students also took the music theory exam on the same day. Continue reading

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Town seeks regular meetings with HOAs

Mint Hill Town Manager Brian Welch is asking each home owners association in Mint Hill to assign a representative to meet with the him on a regular basis (perhaps quarterly) to discuss issues and share ideas that affect the town.  Currently, Welch is attempting to compile a database of emails. Once this mailing list is complete, he will use it to set up the first meeting. Contact the town if you have any questions.

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