Allen Tate Realtors participate in Realtors Care Day

realtor-care-day-078Allen Tate Realtors from the several offices joined with more than 700 realtor colleagues to participate in Realtors Care Day.

The inaugural event, an initiative of the Housing Opportunity Foundation (HOF) of the Charlotte Regional Realtor Association, was held April 24. Realtor teams worked at 33 homesites throughout Mecklenburg and Iredell counties, helping homeowners make necessary exterior repairs on homes in critical need. Targeted homes were identified by regional Habitat for Humanity chapters and the City of Charlotte Neighborhood Development.

“This was an amazing opportunity to offer a helping hand to homeowners in our community struggling to make repairs to their homes and pay their mortgage during these challenging times,” said Judy Kendall, Branch Manager, Allen Tate Mint Hill office. “By giving of a few hours of our time, we helped make a huge difference in the lives of elderly and disabled citizens and those living in unsafe or substandard conditions.”

Nancy White and Judy Kendall from the Allen Tate Mint Hill Branch office participated in the day long project.

The event was made possible through the support of individuals, organizations and businesses throughout the community. HOF also received a $5,000 grant from the National Association of Realtors to help launch the initial Realtors Care Day, which is expected to become an annual community project.

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Mint Hill receives pedestrian/bicycle grant from state

Red bike Blue bikeMint Hill was one of 12 municipalities in North Carolina awarded a bicycle and pedestrian planning grant from the North Carolina Department of Transportation. The state DOT awarded the grants at its May 7 meeting in Raleigh. Deputy Town Manager Lee Bailey said the grant will allow the town to develop pedestrian and bike paths.

“This is next step after the Comprehensive Transportation Plan,” Bailey said. “This gets down to a deeper level where we begin to determine where and when they will be built.”

The state estimated the town would need $45,000 based on population. The state covers 70 percent, which is $31,500, while the town matches the grant with 30 percent. Continue reading

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Queens Grant Community Charter School hosts art show

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Queens Grant held its first ever art show for grades K-11 last Friday night. In the picture above, Queens Grant High School art teacher Sabryah Alghrary stands surrounded by students (l-r) Augusta Newton, Matt Evangelisto, Zack Joyner and Anna Sawyer at the art show.  Behind them are pieces created by Queens Grant High School students. In the photo below, art teachers Sabryah Alghrary, Toni Thomas and Dana Peele pose together. Photos courtesy of Leslie Southerland.

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Heathfield hosts yard sale, gives some of profits to MHFD

Assistant Fire Chief David Leath accepts a donation from Renee Wilson of Heathfield.

Assistant Fire Chief David Leath accepts a donation from Renee Wilson of Heathfield.

Heathfield subdivision in Mint Hill held a community yard sale in April. Several neighbors who participated in the yard sale donated a portion of their proceeds to benefit the Mint Hill Fire Department. Heathfield resident, Renee Wilson, organized the yard sale and delivered the contribution to the Mint Hill Fire Department. Please contact the Mint Hill Fire Department if you have a house or car that can be donated so it can be used to train fire personnel.  The fire department is always looking for training opportunities including vacant houses that can be burned and/or wrecked or inoperable cars that can be used in training fire personnel on using life saving techniques such as the “jaws of life”.

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