Ordinary Miracles

The golden light illuminating the trees along the old wagon road on our property, lured me outdoors this morning.  The chipmunks and squirrels were...

Persimmon trees

Our persimmon trees are loaded down with fruit this year.  Last year the possums got to the fruit before I could harvest it.  I...

Treasure Hunt

I love a good treasure hunt! That is, I enjoy finding home furnishings for a bargain and re-purposing them. One of my favorite places...

Old Time Radio shows

Are you a fan of Old Time Radio shows such as Fibber McGee and Molly, My Friend Irma, Our Miss Brooks or Suspense? I started...

Apple Butter

Last week I finally hired an expert wool spinner to help me figure out how to use my inherited spinning wheel. I was determined to...

Ignorance Is Bliss

Growing up in the late 70s and early 80s was a magical time of adventure for my brother and me. I don't remember spending any...

Cioppino

We returned from a 10- day trip out west to cooler temperatures here in the Carolina Piedmont. When we left, it was full on...

Home-made ice cream

“Men’s stiff collars wilted by nine in the morning. Ladies bathed before noon, after their three-o’clock naps, and by nightfall were like soft teacakes...

Italian Bread and Tomato Salad

As a southern lady, I could wax poetic all day about the merits of growing your own tomatoes. Going out to your garden, salt...

It IS a Wonderful Life!

Last Saturday, I witnessed a scene in real life that reminded me of the great old movie –It’s A Wonderful Life. The only differences were,...

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Mint Hill Historic Village Has A Busy Autumn Agenda

MINT HILL, NC - If you need to get out during the historic pandemic, a great place to visit for a beautiful stroll into...

A Weekly Focus On Local Business And Our Chamber Of Commerce

Chamber Spotlight  Name: Andy Wood Business: Carolina Retirement Solutions Role: Financial Planner Why did you join the Chamber: "To get involved with the Mint Hill business community." Fun fact: "I went to Clear Creek...

Get Grit

MINT HILL, NC - What is grit and why is it important? My definition of grit is perseverance with a purpose. It’s knowing where...

Domestic Travel By Personal Transportation

CHARLOTTE - Everyone will be required to wear a mask when in a public area such as a Hotel Lobby, Restaurant, Resort public area,...

News You Can Use: Medical Professionals Weigh In On The Flu Shot

CHARLOTTE - What is the flu shot, and why do I need it? “The flu vaccine causes antibodies to develop in the body about two...

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Mint Hill Historic Village Has A Busy Autumn Agenda

MINT HILL, NC - If you need to get out during the historic pandemic, a great place to visit for a beautiful stroll into...

News You Can Use: Medical Professionals Weigh In On The Flu Shot

CHARLOTTE - What is the flu shot, and why do I need it? “The flu vaccine causes antibodies to develop in the body about two...

ECHO Training Offers Firearms Training For All Ages And Skill Levels

CHARLOTTE - ECHO Training, owned and operated by Michael Pegram, offers a wide variety of firearms training and safety classes for all ages and...

Queen’s Grant High School Finds Success With Blended Learning Plan

MINT HILL, NC - An average day at Queen’s Grant High School this fall begins in the carpool lane, where staff with iPads and...

Happy 100th Birthday Jane Christopher

MINT HILL, NC - Along with family and friends, the Mint Hill Police and Fire Departments, celebrated Jane’s 100th birthday with a “Ride Around”...