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February reminds pet owners to brush teeth

Your dog’s bad breath might tell you more than what type of snack he found out in the yard.

Bad breath, along with red and swollen gums, brown teeth, frequent pawing at the mouth, and reluctance to eat hard foods, can mean that your pet has a dental disease.

National Pet Dental Health Month is an initiative by the American Veterinary Medical Association that encourages pet owners to brush and care for their animal’s teeth.

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By |February 28th, 2013|Around Town|0 Comments

Keeping an eye on mange

“Just imagine your dog with all its hair fallen out, and it smells like yeast, really badly.” That’s how Nancy Yaeger, veterinary technician at Heart and Hand Veterinary Clinic in Matthews, described mange.

Mange is a skin disease caused by parasitic mites that animals carry with them their entire lives, but only cause a problem if the dog is subject to high stress, or if the dog’s immune system is compromised for some reason.

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By |February 28th, 2013|Around Town|0 Comments

“Well Seen and Captured” opens at MHA

Visitors packed in Mint Hill Arts’ gallery last Friday night, February 8, to see more than 140 photographs for the opening reception of MHA’s annual photography-only show, “Well Seen and Captured.”

The walls in MHA’s gallery were lined from ceiling to floor with original photographs on a wide range of topics, including architecture, abstracts, portraits, and landscapes.

The show was sponsored by Biggs Camera and Fast Frame of Matthews, who donated the prizes. First, second, and third place prizes were $100, $75, and $50 gift certificates to Biggs Camera, and all four honorable mentions received $25 gift certificates to Fast Frames.

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By |February 15th, 2013|Around Town|0 Comments

Library’s Strategic Plan discussed at community forum

Citizens and Charlotte-Mecklenburg Library officials met at the Mint Hill branch library for a community forum Thursday, February 7, to discuss the future of the library.

The meeting was the last in a series of community forums at various library branches, all with the same goal of gathering community input on the library’s three-year strategic plan.

Topics discussed ranged from uses of meeting rooms, available materials, and operating hours, among many other topics.

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By |February 15th, 2013|Around Town|0 Comments

Women’s Club hosts noted author, attorney at monthly meeting

The Mint Hill Women’s Club will hold their regular monthly meeting February 11 at 7pm at the Mint Hill Town Hall.

The meeting will feature Josephine Hicks, a local, award-winning author and attorney, presenting “What to do or say when we don’t know what to do or say.”

Hicks won a Gold Medal in the Independent Publisher […]

By |February 8th, 2013|Around Town|0 Comments

Chamber brings business expo to Mint Hill

This Spring, the first Mint Hill Chamber Business Expo will bring together consumers and businesses in Mint Hill in one place. 

The expo is free to attend, and is scheduled for March 14, 4-8 pm at Blair Road United Methodist Church Family Life Center. 
The event is focused on the same three areas that the Chamber itself is focusing on, network, expand, and generate, ideas expressed in the logo, created by Sandy Barnett. 
Businesses and consumers will have the chance to get acquainted with local business leaders, and learn what types of businesses operate within the Mint Hill community.
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By |February 5th, 2013|Around Town, Government, Politics|0 Comments