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The Rundown of Things to Do: March 28 – March 31

By Shawn D. Allison, II   Family, we have made it to the end of March and what a ride it has been! There’s lots to do this weekend and we’re going to end it with a serious bang! I’ll be very busy as usual, but if you’d like to keep up with my trail of trouble, check out my “Hot List!”   THURSDAY – Stimulus: Sound Works at The McColl Center THURSDAY – Screening of “Whose Streets?” at The Levine Museum of the New South FRIDAY— MARCHing to the Sound Christian Open Mic Night FRIDAY– Solstice Dance Party at Crown Station SATURDAY– I Still Love The 90’s Brunch & Day Party: West Charlotte Alumni Edition SATURDAY – Arts & Advocacy Experience 2019: Brooklyn to Biddleville SATURDAY – Depression Doesn’t Look Like Me: Christians + Emotional Health SATURDAY – AfroPop Charlotte: The Bantu Experience, Vol.…

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.…

The Rundown: Things To Do April 18- April 21

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By Shawn D. Allison, II  Shawn Allison shares all the places you’ll wanna be in the Queen City.   Salutations everyone! We have zoomed through this week and now it’s time to kick your shoes off and chill. There’s lot of relaxing and energetic digs to get into on The Rundown this week and as you all know, yours truly, The Black Ferris Bueller has got all the goods to lift you to a high place of euphoria!…

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.…
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