Secret angels meet tonight

Jean Bonner, owner of Angels Rest Day Spa, is following up on a campaign promise even though she did not get elected mayor of Mint Hill last year. She is attempting to raise money for gifts to the elderly, policemen and firemen. Those who help she is calling Secret Angels. If you are interested in helping this holiday season, or if you want more information, you can call Jean at 704-545-0020. Jean and others will meet tonight at 6 pm in front of the Angels Rest Day Spa on Matthews-Mint Hill Road next to town hall.

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Movie tonight at HAWK meeting

Habitat and Wildlife Keepers (HAWK) a chapter of the North Carolina Wildlife Federation, hosts tonight a local premier of the short film, “The Story of Stuff.”
“From its extraction through sale, use and disposal, all the stuff in our lives affects communities at[singlepic=385,320,240,,right] home and abroad, yet most of this is hidden from view. The Story of Stuff is a 20-minute, fast-paced, fact-filled look at the underside of our production and consumption patterns. It exposes the connections between a huge number of environmental and social issues, and calls us together to create a more sustainable and just world. It’ll teach you something, it’ll make you laugh, and it just may change the way you look at all the stuff in your life forever.” Continue reading

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Plantation Estates celebrates 20 years

Matthews Mayor Lee Myers along with 300 attendees recently gathered to celebrate the 20 year anniversary of Plantation Estates. The ACTS Retirement-Life Community was first constructed in 1988. Today, it is home to more than 500 retirees and is one of three ACTS not-for-profit, faith-based life care communities in the Carolinas.

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In the photo:
From left: Mayor Lee Myers (Matthews), Paula Shedd, Rolland Gerrard, Madlyn Gerrard, Johnnie Stancil, Noreen Breece, Bill Breece, Peg Ostrander, ACTS’ Tom Strader, Executive Director of Plantation Estates Steve Messer, Bayne Clark. Front row from left: Juanita Aiken and Katherine White.

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Jimmie’s manager in jail!

And he needs your help–it’s all for a good cause. From Travis Carriker, manager at Jimmie’s Restaurant in Mint Hill:

I’m proud to tell you that I’m being locked up…that’s right, I’m going behind barsto help Jerry’s Kids and MDA. To be released on good behavior I have to raise bail and I need your help! All you have to do is click here to make a secure, online donation before 12/10/08. Your donation will help families living in our community and help guarantee me an early release.I can’t wait to add you to my list of contributors. Thanks in advance for your help. Don’t hesitate to call or email me with any questions. Together we’ll make a difference.

Click here to help Travis get out of jail!

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Another way to help the less fortunate during the holidays

This holiday season BI-LO Charities is teaming up with the Charlotte community to provide much-needed supplies for Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina.  With the current economic situation, the number of people requiring assistance increases daily. Members of the community can help their fellow citizens in need by purchasing a Holiday Hunger Relief Bag for $5 at BI-LO stores throughout the Charlotte area.  The program will continue through December 24.  All donations made at BI-LO locations in the Charlotte area will go directly to Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina to provide meals for those who are in need during the holidays.

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Want to help animals this holiday season?

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Budget Self Storage of Mint Hill is teaming up with CMPD Animal Care and Control as an official donation site. Wonder what to do with your old blankets, towels or bathroom rugs? Or how about those plastic bread or grocery bags? Donate them! For more information or to obtain a copy of the full “wish list” stop by Budget Self Storage or call 704-545-3490

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