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Announcements August 2009

ANNOUNCEMENTS from Aug. 4, 2009:
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Queen Thompson announced a back-to-school festival for this Saturday, Aug. 8 at Eastland Mall, 5400 Central Ave., from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. In addition to entertainment and refreshments, there will be vendor tables on afterschool and parent support programs. Info: Charlotte Weed & Seed, www.charmeck.org/Departments/CMPD/Patrol+Divisions/Eastway+Division/Weed+and+Seed.htm.
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John Lassiter announced that his mayoral campaign would hold a community breakfast at 8 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 22, at the old McDonald's Cafeteria on Beatties Ford Road at I-85.
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Laurie McElrath announced that the Black Political Caucus would hold a candidate forum at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 13 at Little Rock AME Zion Church at 7th and McDowell Streets downtown.
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Robin Bradford announced that her District 1 school board campaign would hold a meet and greet on Thursday, Aug. 27 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at The Grape at Northlake Mall.
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Ken Koontz announced that he still has copies of WENS-TV's Inauguration Week coverage for sale. He added that he had unearthed video from 39 years ago of current school board member James Ross "pontificating about Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools and what they needed to do and what was lacking, basically saying the same things he's saying now. So if anybody wants to see that video, let me know and we'll have a private screen with Jim and laugh about it." Contact Koontz at texheel22@yahoo.com
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Linda Butler sent in an announcement of the 18th Annual Hidden Valley Parade & Festival on Saturday, Sept. 12 at Hidden Valley Elementary School, 5100 Snow White Lane. Parade lineup begins at 9 a.m. at Mayfield Memorial Baptist Church, 700 Sugar Creek Rd. The parade begins at 10.
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Geri Crooks sent in an announcement that Brisbane Academy will have another Open House on Sunday, Aug. 16, from 3-5 p.m.
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Sarah Stevenson, noting that only coffee was available at Tuesday's Forum, made the following statement:
"The reason we did not have any food this morning, we were informed that we were out of compliance with health rules by bringing in cooked food, so I've got to talk to (Park & Recreation Director) Jim Garges before we bring in any more food. I called him, didn't get him, I went out of town and I forgot to call him yesterday. I know that we can have coffee and we can have prepared, not home-cooked food, brought in. So I'll talk to Jim Garges and see what we can have.
"I did get an e-mail from Polly (Little) who said that she went to the new Coffee Cup in the NoDa area and had breakfast after the trip to Johnson C. Smith last week. She is suggesting that we contact them to find out if they would do breakfast for us. So if you all want me to do that, I will, and tell me how much you want to pay for breakfast, just let me know."

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ANNOUNCEMENTS from Aug. 11, 2009:
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Robin Bradford announced that Little Rock AME Zion Church would hold a Family and Friends Weekend Cookout at Ramsey Creek Park, 18441 Nantz Rd. in Cornelius this Saturday, Aug. 15 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
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Robin Bradford announced that her District 1 school board campaign would hold a meet and greet on Thursday, Aug. 27 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at The Grape at Northlake Mall.
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Rodney Moore announced that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development had approved a Charlotte Housing Authority grant for redevelopment of the Boulevard Homes site on West Boulevard. He said meetings would be held from August through October to explain the project and seek public input.
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Nancy Carter announced a free shredding event for destruction of personal papers on Saturday, Aug. 29 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Eastland Mall, 5400 Central Ave. Limit three banker boxes per vehicle. Info: www.shredit.com/_minisites/charlotte/events.asp
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Rodney Moore announced that the N.C. Democratic Party State Executive Committee would hold its Aug. 29 meeting in Charlotte at the Hilton Charlotte University Place, 8629 J.M. Keynes Dr. Details: http://mecklenburgdemocrat.org.
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Nancy Carter announced a health fair to be held Aug. 29 from 3:30 p.m.-6 p.m. at Greater Mt. Sinai Baptist Church, 1243 West Blvd.
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Judge Linwood Foust left a message that the neighborhoods of Wesley Heights, Biddleville, Smallwood and Seversville would jointly open a farmers market at the old Ice House on Beatties Ford Road, beginning with Saturdays from 9 a.m.-noon during August. Information: Ja Tonya Adams, 704-516-8056.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS from Aug. 18, 2009:
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Jennifer Roberts announced that the Mecklenburg Board of County Commissioners would consider a resolution at its Sept. 1 meeting in support of national health care reform. "The counties are the ones who are paying for health care of the indigents whose voices have not been heard. They don't have money to pay lobbyists and marketing firms.... If you want to speak, come at 6 p.m. Sept. 1" at the Government Center downtown.
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Wayne Brown, a former WPEG vice president, announced that he would be commuting biweekly from Atlanta during preparation of a new edition of "Who's Who in Black Charlotte," which will contain 300 to 400 profiles of black Charlotteans. "I want to get it off the coffee table and put it in the hands of African-American children." More on Wayne Brown and Who's Who Publishing: www.whoswhopublishing.com/sections/black_charlotte/black_charlotte_publisher.shtml
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Thomas Moore announced that saxaphonist Harvey Cummings and trumpeter Ashlin Parker would appear Friday night from 7-9 p.m. at Cafe Monte near SouthPark.
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Charles Woodyard sent in a correction of an Aug. 11 announcement. Woodyard wrote that "the Housing Authority has NOT been awarded a Boulevard Homes HOPE VI revitalization grant yet. We will submit the grant application in a couple of months and I would guess that we would receive news about our award or rejection by the end of the calendar year. I wish that I could say we already have the grant, but we can all hope for the best. In the meantime we will have public planning and input sessions. We will notify you of the date and times and are anxious for your input."
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The Forum opens at 8 a.m. at the West Charlotte Recreation Center, 2400 Kendall Drive, just down the hill from West Charlotte High School. The phone number is 704-393-1560.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS from Aug. 25, 2009:
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Next week at the Forum: Charlotte Mayor GOP candidates Martin Davis and John Lassiter.
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Joyce Waddell announced a campaign event in her bid for the School Board District 3 seat. The "Afternoon of Jazz" will be Sunday, Aug. 30, from 4-6 p.m. at the Afro American Cultural Center, 401 N. Myers St. RSVP 704-549-4777.
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Ken Koontz announced that "we buried a pillar" with the death Aug. 18 of Carson H. Beckwith. He would have been 100 on Aug. 30.
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Laurie McElrath announced that the Black Political Caucus awards banquet would be held Friday, Sept. 11 at the Sheraton Airport. Keynote speaker is N.C. House Speaker Pro Tem William Wainwright. The event will include tributes to the late Judge Clifton Johnson and the late County Commissioner Valerie Woodard. Tickets are $50.
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Carlenia Ivory announced that she had copies of the CMS Parent University catalog of courses. All courses are free.
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Ken Koontz announced that Collaborative Ventures, a networking group of minority owned business owners, would present its 1st Annual Inspiration Award to Chauncey Mayfield, president of Mayfield Gentry, the Detroit owner of a real estate equity fund, at a meeting Sept. 17 at 6:30 p.m. at Grace Event Center, 219 S. Brevard St. Tickets are $25 in advance, $35 at the door. Details: www.collaborative-ventures.com.
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Joel Ford announced that early voting for the Sept. 15 primary election begins Thursday, Aug. 27. He also announced that the state Democratic Party's annual state executive committee meeting would be held in Charlotte this weekend at the Hilton Charlotte University Place. The Sanford-Hunt-Frye dinner Saturday evening would include Se. Kay Hagan and other officials, he said. Tickets for $30 per person may be ordered online at https://www.d4d.org/ncsanfordhunt2009.htm
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Nancy Carter announced a free shredding event for destruction of personal papers on Saturday, Aug. 29 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Eastland Mall, 5400 Central Ave. Limit three banker boxes per vehicle. Info: www.shredit.com/_minisites/charlotte/events.asp
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Nancy Carter announced a health care reform seminar for Saturday, Aug. 29 from 3:30-6 p.m. at Mount Sinai Baptist Church, 1243 West Blvd. Participants include Dr. Ophelia Garmon-Brown, "missionary, minister, vice president for diversity at Novant Health and incoming president of the Mecklenburg County Medical Society. Where can you hear somebody like that speak?"
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Joyce Waddell announced that Sarah Stevenson would be honored with an Award of Excellence by the Thurgood Marshall College Fund at its 6th annual awards dinner at the Westin Hotel. Other honorees include Dr. Yele Aluko, Mid Carolina Cardiology; retired N.C. Supreme Court Justice Henry E. Frye; Donnie Shell, retired Panthers Director of Player Development; and Southern Shows Founder and CEO Joan Zimmerman. Ticket and other information: 201-227-8427 or maryvjones@aol.com.
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Martha Gamble Hall announced a prayer vigil at C.N. Jenkins Memorial Presbyterian Church this Friday, Aug. 28 from 5:30-8 p.m. in the sanctuary at 1421 Statesville Ave.
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James Mitchell announced that the West End Urban Market would begin operating this Saturday, Aug. 29, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the old Ice House location in the 1600 block of West Trade St., "brought together by Seversville, Wesley Heights, Smallwood and Biddleville."
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Darrell Bonapart announced that the Smallwood community would hold its annual Reunion on Sept. 5 from 4-10 p.m. in the 2500 and 2600 blocks of Roslyn Avenue adjoining the site of the torn-down Belevedere Homes.
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Darrell Bonapart announced a home foreclosure prevention workshop for Thursday, Sept. 10 from 6-8 p.m. at a place to be determined. Sponsors include Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America. More information: Bonapart at 704-890-2771.
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Michael Sexton sent in an announcement of a fund-raiser to benefit United Family Services' Shelter for Battered Women on Saturday, Sept. 26 from 8-11 p.m. at Dilworth Neighborhood Grille, 911 E. Morehead St. $10 minimum donation at the door.
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Michael Sexton sent in an announcement that Sherry Barnes, director of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Forensic Medicine Program, would present at the next Domestic Violence Lunch and Learn session on Tuesday, Sept. 1 from 12:30-1:30 p.m. at St. Peter's Catholic Church, 507 S. Tryon St. Information: http://dvac.charmeck.org or 704-432-1568.

 

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