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The Rundown: Things to Do Thursday, December 13- Sunday, December 16

By Shawn D. Allison, II What’s good everyone! “The Hawk” may be out and Jack Frost is giving people the cold shoulder. However, we still keep cool under all the atmospheric pressure, you dig? Check this out, I know it’s rather chilly out there, but your man—The Black Ferris Bueller has found all sorts of goodies this weekend to heat your spirits up and bring warmth to your heart!…

Aging In Place, More Than Just Home Repairs

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.…

Discovery Place Education Studio Provides New Approach to Education

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By Kallan Louis School may have been out for the summer, but class was in session for dozens of educators in June and July, when they participated in the Summer Leadership Institute at Discovery Place Education Studio uptown. There were five four-hour open registration courses, providing hands-on experience on topics including “3D Printing and Design” and “Robotics and Coding.” “The whole focus of Summer Leadership Institute is how do we take any random teacher from any random school, and give them the opportunity to get the full depth of experience that we would normally provide to a full school or district over the course of a year, in four days,” said Doug Thompson, senior manager at the Education Studio.…

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.…

Helping People When It matters Most: ChemoCars

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  By Eren Simpson When someone is diagnosed with cancer, the last question on his or her mind should be, “How am I going to get to my treatment?” When his mom was being treated for stage four pancreatic cancer, Zach Bolster heard about the struggle some patients have getting to and from treatment due to lack of transportation, often leading them to quit treatment altogether.…

The Rundown: Things to do Thursday, July 12 – Sunday, July 15

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By Shawn D. Allison, II Greetings Family! The weekend has arrived and I hope everyone is Shawn Allison shares all the places you’ll wanna be in the Queen City. feeling alright out there. There’s quite a bit of festivals with some truly unique works of art taking center stage and screen and if you open your minds, you’ll be sure to truly experience and appreciate some wondrous creativity from your community.…

Closing the Gap in Charlotte’s Digital Divide

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By Angela Lindsay Many people rely daily on cell phones, laptops, activity trackers and smart watches. However, not everyone has access to the technology that has become increasingly necessary to keep up with and compete in our rapidly advancing society. According to DigitalCharlotte.org, more than 14 percent of households in Mecklenburg County (almost 56,000 households) have no internet access at all.…
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