Rocky River apparel development students win top honors at fashion event

By Michele Dotson

Screen Shot 2014-03-27 at 8.26.04 PMOn February 22nd and March 1st, Rocky River High School’s Honors Apparel Development II Class won first and second place with a $600.00 prize for the best use of recyclable materials at The Recycle the Runway Event held at the Southern Spring Home and Garden Show in the Park Expo and Conference Center.

Seventeen students from the class designed and created the four winning garments.  The winners were chosen based on entries that incorporated the largest amount of recyclable materials.

Charlotte Solid Waste Services, Waste Reduction in Mecklenburg County, and MGR Youth Empowerment sponsored this event.   Continue reading

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Northeast Middle School honored at theater festival

By Michele Dotson

Northeast Middle School’s Theatre Department, under the direction of Mr. Brian Seagroves, brought home honors from the 2014 North Carolina Theater Conference (NCTC) Middle School Play Festival, held at Kings Mountain High School on March 15. Screen Shot 2014-03-27 at 8.38.26 PM

The group presented The Arkansaw Bear at the festival and was presented with the following awards; Excellence in Choreography, and Excellence in Student Design and Production – Scenic Design/Scene Painting.

Each spring, the North Carolina Theatre Conference presents the Middle School Play Festival at two regional sites across the state.

In 2014, more than 300 students from 13 schools participated in the statewide event, presenting 15 plays.  Continue reading

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Second annual 5K to benefit National law enforcement officers’ memorial fund

By Michele Dotson

Screen Shot 2014-03-27 at 8.26.16 PMThe second annual 5K run called Soles 2 Remember, will take place on Saturday, May 17 at 8 am beginning at Pine Lake Country Club.

Proceeds will benefit the National Law Enforcement Officers’ Memorial Fund

“The goal last year was $3,000,” says Sgt. Michael Gainey from the Mint Hill Police Department. “But we raised $8,000.”

Gainey feels the support was overwhelming because of the nature of the project. Continue reading

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Stations of the Cross – Ancient tradition continues today

By Michele Dotson
Staff Writer
dotson.michele@minthilltimes.com

The Easter season is marked by many different traditions in the homes and churches around Mint Hill.
An ancient, reverent, and little known custom called Stations of the Cross, is offered at St. Michael the Archangel Anglican Church on Margaret Wallace Road, St. Luke Catholic Church on Lawyers Road, and St. John Neumann Catholic Church on Idlewild Road, every Friday through Lent. Continue reading

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St. Luke’s Lenten fish fry continues

The annual Friday fish fry continues throughout the Lenten season, and funds are used to support Knights of Columbus Charities and outreach projects.

Food can be picked up as take-out, or eaten there at the church. Desserts are also available.

Plates are $7 and food is available from 4-7 PM each Friday.

Elise Schola received a $500 scholarship from the St. Luke chapter of the Knights of Columbus. Schola, a member of the church, is a nursing student at UNC Charlotte. She continues her membership in the church and helps out during the fish fry, volunteering her time to help serve food.

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