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

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!…

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.…

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.…

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.…
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