Telfair Turkey drive tomorrow

Want to help out the less fortunate this Thanksgiving? Telfair and David Weekly Homes is sponsoring a Turkey Drive tomorrow between 11 am and 1 pm Wednesday. Stop by their main office in Ballantyne or drop a frozen turkey off at any of their model homes. Continue reading

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Independence students seek to blast hunger

[singlepic=324,320,240,,left]Independence High School media specialist Jeff Jones passed along a few photos from this Saturday’s CANstruction event in downtown Charlotte. They had 13 students from Independence who worked from 9 am to 2 pm to create the “CANnon” in the One Independence Center lobby in downtown Charlotte. The students were able to create a great sculpture that represented not only Independence but also the Second Harvest Food Bank’s attempt to “Blast away Hunger” this holiday season.

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More pics from the VFW meeting Tuesday

The VFW Post 4059 of Mint Hill held a POW/MIA ceremony on Tuesday. The post was presented with a POW/MIA flag so they can fly it on the grounds. Here’s more pics from the ceremony.

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Kids save a buck at MH Earth Echoes Children’s Musuem

Kids from Girl Scout Troop 3652 got to make Halloween masks recently at the Mint Hill Earth Echoes Children’s Museum. The girls meet at Philadelphia Presbyterian Church. Watch for the museum’s two new displays: Holidays Around the World and an exhibit on the Sister Cities network. If you haven’t been to the museum yet, it’s worth the trip. Jerry and Sue Helms’ collection of artifacts they have collected from many years of travel is truly astounding.

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Korean War Memorial plans released

[singlepic=243,320,240,,center]Don Putnam came by the office of The Mint Hill Times to show the latest architectural rendering of the North Carolina Korean War Veterans Memorial that will soon be constructed at Fairview Park in Mint Hill. If you would like to purchase a paver to honor a veteran, you can go the N.C.K.W.V.’s Web site or contact Don Putnam at donput@juno.com.

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Cheval to partner with Levine Center

cheval.jpgTwo great organizations are getting together. Cheval Equestrian Community in Mint Hill announced this week a  partnership with the Levine Senior Center in Matthews. Cheval developer Keith Paris:

“I am delighted that Cheval is able to partner with The Levine Senior Center. It’s organizations such as this one, that foster fellowships and touch lives that impact the entire community. It’s what makes Mint Hill and Matthews so special,” Paris said.

The partnership details are still being finalized however the arrangement is a long-term relationship between the two entities that is designed to provide community support for both.

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