Make your wedding day special

By Michele Dotson  Dotson.michele@minthilltimes.com
 
A bride never should never try a new hairstyle on her wedding day. Taking time to find a flattering style before the big day is a must. Brides-to-be got the chance to have their hair and makeup done as part of the festivities at the Bridal Showcase.

A bride never should never try a new hairstyle on her wedding day. Taking time to find a flattering style before the big day is a must. Brides-to-be got the chance to have their hair and makeup done as part of the festivities at the Bridal Showcase.

The 2014 Bridal Showcase held at the Charlotte Convention Center was packed with brides to be and their entourages looking for that special touch for an upcoming wedding.

There were vendors for venues, flowers, cakes, table linens, photography, wedding gowns, food, stationary, and entertainment.  All the things one needs to plan, prepare, and remember that special day.

But there was more.

Dance lessons, chiropractic care, photo booths, real estate, hair styling, weight loss, spray tanning, luxury portable restrooms for that outdoor wedding, and even officiates promising to make your wedding day the best it can be. Continue reading

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Mint Hill resident pushing for more pedestrian access to downtown

Ty Cain speaks to the Board about the need for bike paths in Mint Hill

Ty Cain speaks to the Board about the need for bike paths in Mint Hill

Ty Cain lives in Olde Sycamore in Mint Hill, and to venture downtown he has to load the car up and drive the short trip, since the stretch on Highway 218 is too dangerous. He has the same problem even going to the Mint Hill Park at Fairview, only a mile or so from his house.

Cain is pushing for running/walking/biking lanes to connect the big neighborhoods of Mint Hill to the downtown area. Olde Sycamore, Plantation Falls, Ashe Plantation, Country Woods East, Cheval, Heathfield and Mint Lake Village are all among the neighborhoods that could benefit from peestian access to downtown.

Highway 218, according to Cain, has become a sort of de facto Monroe bypass for truckers coming off of I485 and heading south, allowing them to skip the traffic of Monroe. This has made Hwy. 218 that much more unwelcoming to bikes and pedestrians.

Cain started a Facebook page, WBR (walk, bike, run) Mint Hill, which started getting likes as soon as it went up, and at time of this writing, the page has 67 likes, all community members looking to improve pedestrian access from the neighborhoods in Mint Hill to downtown.

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Mint Hill resident sending Christmas spirit to Jersey Shore

Renee Ribera moved to Mint Hill from Fords, New Jersey 20 years ago but as the largest Atlantic hurricane on record made landfall on the shore of her home state on October 29, it definitely struck home.

“It breaks my heart that the shore won’t be the same,” Ribera said. “It will never be the same again.”

Toy donations can be made November 25 and December 2, from 3-5 pm at Olde Sycamore at the corner of Fairview Road and Olde Sycamore Drive. PHOTO BY DEREK LACEY

Hurricane Sandy caused at least $20 billion in damage and caused power outages from Maine to Manhattan to North Carolina.

After the hurricane, Ribera began to figure out a way to help.

“It got me immediately thinking, what can we do, we’re here, everybody’s fine, we have power, we have resources,” Ribera said.

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