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Matthews Heritage Museum Project Researches Tank Town

By Hope Yancey It’s a raw December afternoon, and Barbara Taylor, director of the Matthews Heritage Museum in downtown Matthews, is at work inside doing some sleuthing. Unfurled on her desk are copies of old maps. She wants to know more about a historic African American neighborhood about a half-mile from her North Trade Street office.…

Aging In Place, More Than Just Home Repairs

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By Kayla Becoats We’ve all seen the commercials. In fact, the thought of our grandparents and even parents being helpless and alone in their homes is terrifying. Even if aging isn’t a top priority for the majority of people in the United States, for 47.8 million Americans age 65 and older, it’s a reality.…

A Place to Call Home: Options for Senior Living

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By Angela Lindsay As the aging population has sharply increased, so has the need for residential options for seniors. In fact, the real estate market for people 55 and over in Charlotte is booming. In 2015, about 20 percent of county residents were over age 55, up from about 16 percent in 2000.…

The Rundown: Things to do Thursday, February 14 – Sunday, February 17

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By Shawn D. Allison, II   Greetings Brothers and Sisters! The wait is finally over – NBA All-Star Shawn Allison shares all the places you’ll wanna be in the Queen City.  Weekend 2019 has arrived in the Queen City! There is LOTS to do this weekend, however on this list, I decided to focus on local events, businesses and services guaranteed to give you a true taste of Charlotte experience!…

Math Tutoring with Heart

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By Eren Simpson   A Charlotte nonprofit is helping to bolster area math scores 30 minutes at a time, with a whole lot of heart and help from volunteer tutors. Heart Math Tutoring was built from a partnership between Social Venture Partners (SVP) Charlotte, Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools and Communities in Schools, after identifying a need for willing volunteers to help struggling students after rigorous testing standards were introduced in 2013.…

MINT TO MOVE CULTURAL DANCE NIGHT

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WHEN: SATURDAY, SEP 15, 2018 (celebrating the Mint’s Grand Re-Opening and Latin American Heritage Month) 7:00PM – 11:30PM WHERE: Mint Museum Uptown at Levine Center for the Arts, 500 South Tryon Street COST: ADMISSION: $13 / $9.75 MINT MEMBERS; $1 OFF General Admission before 9 PM Mint to Move Cultural Dance Night began at Mint Museum Uptown in 2012 to reflect the region’s diverse and inclusive commUNITY through music, dancing, visual art, and cultural appreciation.…
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