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Red, White and Blue Treats for the Fourth

It’s Independence Day! My family loves celebrating the Fourth of July. We love attending a parade and community celebration, cooking out with family, and...

20 summer boredom busters for kids

Summertime is lots of fun…until the kids get bored. Bored kids whine and fight and drive their parents crazy. At least that’s what my...

Pool Safety

School is out and summer is here! Summertime means pool time for my kids and me. When it’s too hot to do anything else,...

Old School Car Games for Kids

Summer is almost here and my family is looking forward to heading to the beach. Although I love beach vacations, I always dread the...

Spring break educational outings – Part 2

In my last column, I offered a few suggestions for educational (and fun!) day trips that would be great for spring break or summertime...

Spring break educational outings

Spring break is just around the corner! While I’m looking forward to the break from school, I’m also dreading the inevitable boredom blues. I’ve...

Benefits of board games

My family loves to play games.  Most nights before the kids go to bed, we pull out a card game or board game and...

Celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday by reading

Famed children’s author and illustrator Dr. Seuss was born on March 2, 1904. Now, 115 years later, his birthday is celebrated as National Read...

Make your own homemade bird feeders

Did you know that February is National Bird Feeding Month?  Neither did I until recently. It’s amazing what you learn when you have kids! National...

Valentine’s Day STEM fun

As a homeschooling mom, I love hands-on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) projects. The kids have fun and don’t even realize that they’re...

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Mint Hill Volunteer Fire Department transfers EMS services to Mecklenburg EMS Agency

The Mint Hill Volunteer Fire Department is transferring emergency ambulance transport service to Mecklenburg EMS Agency (Medic) in the near future. While final details...

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How TPMS Works

Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems, or TPMS, is an integral part of most cars sold in the last two decades. It's a great tool for...

Cruise Ships and Cruising Styles – Part 1

In this series we will try to understand the difference between cruise ships and cruising styles. We will talk about size and what that...

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Mint Hill Volunteer Fire Department transfers EMS services to Mecklenburg EMS Agency

The Mint Hill Volunteer Fire Department is transferring emergency ambulance transport service to Mecklenburg EMS Agency (Medic) in the near future. While final details...

Does size matter?

Size does matter when we're talking about image sizes for social media. A picture that works well on Instagram might get cut off on Twitter. Typically...

Korean War Veterans at Memorial Park in Mint Hill

Korean War veterans recently displayed Korea war artifacts at Veterans Memorial Park in Mint Hill to commemorate and show respect to their comrades who...

Kiwanis Club ready for 8th Annual Golf Fundraiser in August

The Mint Hill Kiwanis Club is getting ready to raise funds once again for children in our local surrounding Charlotte area. This year's event...

Mint Hill rolls past Pineville 9-3 in late innings

The Mint Hill American Legion baseball club has now won nine straight games in a streak that has improved their overall record to 12-3...