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Governor Perdue encourages North Carolinians to nominate volunteers for Governor’s Service Awards

It’s time to nominate volunteers to receive the Governor’s Volunteer Service Award by August 28.
“Countless North Carolinians dedicate their time to serving their communities, and too often their contributions go unrecognized,” Governor Bev Perdue said. “If you know someone who has made a difference in the lives of others, I encourage you to nominate them for the Governor’s Volunteer Service Award.  Let them know how much you value their dedication to service.”

Since 1979, the Governor’s Volunteer Service Award program has honored individuals, groups, teams and businesses that make significant contributions to their communities through volunteer service.  […]

By |August 4th, 2009|Good deeds, Raleigh|0 Comments

Statement from Mint Hill citizens: ‘CMS misleads voters’

When attempting to secure local public support for its 2007 bond referendum, CMS argued that the 2007 bond funding was essential in order to build a new high school in Mint Hill that would address the explosive growth in Mint Hill and its surrounding communities and would alleviate overcrowding at Butler and Independence High Schools. […]

By |August 4th, 2009|Schools, Town Hall|2 Comments

Monkey Joe’s teams up with local non-profit Birthday Blessings to host Family Fun Friday

This Friday, August 31, kids across Charlotte will be “bouncing for birthdays” at all four Monkey Joe’s locations to help benefit local homeless children.  Monkey Joe’s will host an area-wide Family Fun Friday event to kick off its new partnership with local non-profit Birthday Blessings, a Charlotte-based organization that brings birthday joy and support to homeless children and their families.
Family Fun Friday will offer a discounted admission of just $5 per child, along with $2 pizza and nachos and lots of free giveaways throughout the day.  20 percent of the day’s proceeds from each Monkey Joe’s location will benefit Birthday Blessings.  Event hours are 10 am to 8 pm at the Lake Norman, Matthews, Pineville, and University locations.  To benefit the recent expansion of the Blessings Baskets Program, donations of baby care-essentials and gift cards
will also be gladly accepted. […]

By |July 31st, 2009|Good deeds, Non-profit|0 Comments

Mint Hill dog park update: estimates in, committee to be formed

by SARhoundsTown Manager Brian Welch, in a memo sent to the Board of Commissioners last week, said estimates for building a dog park in Mint Hill came back from Mecklenburg County. Depending on the amenities in the park, it will cost between $75,000-$100,000. There are no funds set aside for the park, so money […]

By |July 23rd, 2009|Town Hall|0 Comments

Mint Hill Grill and Deli Hosts School Tools 2009 Collection Site

The Mint Hill Grill and Deli will serve as the central Mint Hill collection site for School Tools 2009, the eighth annual campaign to collect new school supplies for students in the Charlotte region, August 1 – 31. There are more than 80,000 students living in poverty in the Charlotte region and many of these students will show up on the first day of school empty handed.

“We encourage everyone to stop by and help us fill up the boxes for this worthwhile project,” said Tom Daly, co-owner and general manager of the restaurant. “Our Mint Hill citizens have come out in broad support for School Tools the past six years, and we expect that our boxes will be full well before the end of the official campaign.” The collection boxes are located just inside the restaurant. […]

By |July 20th, 2009|Good deeds|0 Comments

Teens could win cash prize in Public Library’s first teen talent competition

Take The Stage, the Public Library’s first talent competition for teens, is on a quest to find talented 12-18 year-olds. Teens that can sing, dance, or perform spoken word are needed to share their flair with the community. A $100 prize awaits the winner of the grand finale, set for August 8 at 2 p.m. […]

By |July 16th, 2009|Arts|0 Comments