Cornelius Town Board changes meeting date

CORNELIUS – The Town of Cornelius’ Board of Commissioners has rescheduled its April 1 meeting to April 8. The meeting will begin at the regularly scheduled time, 7 p.m. April 8.

 

Town of Davidson offices close for Good Friday

DAVIDSON – The Town of Davidson offices, including town hall at 216 South Main Street and the Parks and Recreation Department at 416 Armour Street, will be closed March 29, in observance of Good Friday. Offices will re-open for regular hours at 8 a.m., April 1.

 

Widen I-77 group holds debriefing on Raleigh visit

RALEIGH – WidenI77.org, a citizens group, invites the public, elected officials, public employees and the media to a presentation and debriefing April 3 on the group’s recent meetings with state legislators and transportation officials in Raleigh.

Members of WidenI77.Org met with legislators in Raleigh on March 27. The meeting will take place at 7 p.m. at Cornelius Town Hall’s Assembly Room, 21445 Catawba Avenue.

In addition to the responses from leaders in Raleigh, the group will discuss recent developments regarding the state’s proposed plan to widen Interstate 77 with toll lanes. 

The group says that, “the presentation will be from a resident’s point of view and promises to be a significant departure from prior presentations by managed lane consultants and NCDOT officials,” according to a press release.

The meeting will include a question and answer session, followed by a citizen’s comment period.

 

Golf tournament to raise funds for camp for homeless children

DAVIDSON – Golfers will tee it up at the 2nd Annual Swing Fore A Child’s Place golf tournament May 13, helping make it possible for homeless children to attend summer camp. 

The event, held at River Run Country Club in Davidson, includes a buffet lunch, golf, prizes, raffles and dinner, with all funds raised going directly to A Child’s Place summer camp program, called My Place.

In addition to tournament contests, players will also have the chance to win raffle prize like tickets to a Duke basketball game with a behind-the-scenes tour of Cameron Indoor Stadium.

The inaugural Swing Fore tournament, held last April, raised $74,000 for an additional camp site, allowing My Place to expand from 100 to 150 children.

Tee-off time is 1 p.m. May 13, with a buffet lunch open at noon in the clubhouse.

Registration is $250 per player or $800 per foursome.

Visit www.swingfore2013.eventbrite.com for details.

Email jennifersidden@gmail.com for sponsorship opportunities.

 

Davidson Lands Conservancy hosts Toast the Earth fundraiser

The Davidson Lands Conservancy will host the Toast the Earth fundraiser from 7 - 10 p.m. April 19 in celebration of Earth Day, April 22.

The mission of the land trust is to protect natural areas and open space in and around Davidson.

Toast the Earth will feature the work of eight local artists, who will be displaying and offering their works for sale. 

In addition to nature-themed artwork, there will be music, a silent auction and sampling of North Carolina wines served with companion foods.

Guests may place bids on an array of donated items and services, many of which can be viewed in advance at www.davidsonlands.org.

The event will be held at the River Run Country Club, 19125 River Falls Drive, Davidson.

Visit www.davidsonsonlands.org and select the ‘Upcoming Events’ tab to find the Toast the Earth link to purchase tickets for $30 each or $50 per pair.

If available, tickets may be purchased at the door for $33 each or $55 per pair.

Email the DLC at dlc@davidsonlands.org or call Roy Alexander, DLC executive director, at 704-892-1910 for more information.

Bethel Presbyterian Church hosts Rock & Roll Easter

CORNELIUS – Bethel Presbyterian Church will host its annual Easter egg hunt from 3 - 4:30 p.m. March 30 at 19920 Bethel Church Road, Cornelius. 

This year’s Rock-n-Roll Easter event will be held in the Family Life Center and will feature crafts, games and an Easter Egg Hunt for toddlers through 5th grade children in the community, along with a visit from the Easter bunny.

Citizen Scientists needed for observation project

The Community Collaborative Rain, Hail, and Snow network, or CoCoRaHS, is looking for new volunteers across North Carolina.

The grassroots effort is part of a growing national network of home-based and amateur rain spotters.

Through CoCoRaHS, thousands of volunteers, young and old, document the size, intensity, duration and patterns of rain, hail, and snow by taking simple measurements in their own backyards.

Volunteers can visit www.cocorahs.org to obtain an official rain gauge through the CoCoRaHS website for about $27 plus shipping.

Volunteers are required to take a simple training module online and use the CoCoRaHS website to submit their reports.

Observations are immediately available on maps and reports for the public to view.

“North Carolina has one of the most complex climates in the U.S.,” said Ryan Boyles, state climatologist and director of the State Climate Office, based at North Carolina State University.  “Data gathered from CoCoRaHS volunteers are very important in better understanding local weather and climate patterns.”

North Carolina CoCoRaHS can also be reached on Facebook and through Twitter @NC_CoCoRaHS.

 

Blood Center announces Lake Norman area blood drives for April

HUNTERSVILLE – April is Organ Transplant Month. An average of 79 people receive organ transplants daily.

Every transplant procedure requires a blood transfusion of several units of blood, but the blood must be compatible.

So, blood is always needed and the Community Blood Center of the Carolinas is looking for donations.  

The minimum weight requirement for blood donors is 120 pounds.

To make an appointment at any location, call 704-972-4700 or visit www.carolinadonor.com.

Donations are being collected at the following locations:

April 06

Asbury United Methodist Church

11724 Asbury Chapel Road

Huntersville, NC  28078

11:00 am - 2:00 pm

 

April 06

In Honor of Jeff Reid

Huntersville Fire Dept.

110 South Old Statesville Rd

Huntersville, NC  28078

10:30 am - 2:30 pm

 

April 08

Davidson Day School

750 Jetton St.

Davidson, NC  28036

10:00 am - 2:00 pm

(Free t-shirt to all donors)

 

April 13

Regal Theaters Birkdale 16

16950 Birkdale Commons Parkway

Huntersville, NC  28078

3:30 pm - 6:30 pm

(Free movie ticket to all donors)

 

April 16

William A. Hough High School

12420 Bailey Road

Cornelius, NC  28031

2:30 pm - 5:30 pm

(Free t-shirt to all donors)

 

April 17

CPCC Merancas

11930 Verhoeff Dr.

Huntersville, NC  28078

10:00 am - 3:00 pm

(Free t-shirt to all donors)

 

April 22

Lake Norman YMCA

21300 Davidson Street

Cornelius, NC  28031

8:00 am - 10:00 am

and

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

 

April 27

Regal Theaters Birkdale 16

16950 Birkdale Commons Parkway

Huntersville, NC  28078

3:30 pm - 6:30 pm

(Free movie ticket to all donors)