Next week: Laura Clark on Renaissance West at old Boulevard Homes site.
Erin Bacon’s Observer story about Tuesday’s presentations by retiring Police Chief Rodney Monroe and District Attorney Andrew Murray is here.
Colette Forrest announced that a Know Your Rights event she announced last week to be held Monday, June 22 had been cancelled.
Ken Koontz announced that Mecklenburg County Commissioners had approved a contribution to the James L. Ross Scholarship Fund to support furnishing the Grier Heights Community Center opening soon in in the old Rosenwald School building behind Billingsville Elementary.
Carolyn Logan announced that the Blackberry Brunch sponsored by the Black Women’s Caucus will be held Saturday, June 27 at 11 a.m. at the Hilton Charlotte Executive Park Hotel, 5624 Westpark Dr. Tickets are $50.
Jackie Edwards Walton announced that the Campus Connection Black College Tour will hold information sessions from 10 a.m.-noon on Saturday, June 20 and Saturday, June 27 at Mount Carmel Baptist Church, 7237 Tuckaseegee Rd. Info: Gerald Baucom, 704-527-6168. Website here. Last school year’s schedule of visits for illustration here.
Brenda Robinson announced that her Aviation Camp of the Carolinas would not meet this summer, but she is working to convert it to a nonprofit and anticipates a camp in October.
Sarah Stevenson announced for Michael Barnes a panel discussion on “Financing Charlotte’s Growth: Transportation, Public Safety and Economic Development” on Tuesday, June 23 from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Charlotte Fire Department, 500 Dalton Ave.
Blanche Penn and others announced the death of Leila Waters, daughter of the late Dr. Vernon Herron. Funeral is Friday, June 19 at noon at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, 3400 Beatties Ford Rd.
Betty Howell Gray sent in an announcement of a community forum on Saturday, Aug 1 from 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, 3400 Beatties Ford Rd., to discuss boosting the student pipeline to historically black colleges and universities, and to discuss the My Brother’s Keeper initiative. Gray sent in a copy of Mayor Dan Clodfelter’s My Brothers Keeper Community Challenge Report; a city social media toolkit from the local action plan’s June 8 launch; and a flier for the Aug. 1 event.
Ariel Smith sent in an announcement that funeral services for Dorothy Doores Waddy will be held Wednesday, June 17 at noon at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, 3400 Beatties Ford Rd.
Jane Whitley sent in an announcement that Democratic Women of Mecklenburg would hold their Summer Luncheon on Saturday, June 20 from noon-2 p.m. Details here.
Greg Phipps sent in an announcement of a community shred event and sustainability fair on Saturday, June 27 from 9 a.m.-noon at the IKEA parking lot, 8300 IKEA Blvd. Flier here.
Dena Diorio sent in a copy of her June 15 Board Bulletin.
Ariel Smith sent in an announcement that on account of Fathers Day on June 21, the regular monthly meeting of the Black Political Caucus will be held Sunday, June 28 at 6 p.m.
Rodney Moore sent in a copy of his June 8 Raleigh Report.
Rita Miles sent in an announcement of a need for volunteers for Charlotte Fashion Week, Aug. 25-29. Details here.
Carla Cunningham sent in a copy of her May Legislative Newsletter.