Aug 28 Ten-year-old AnneLeigh Twer is spending her summer helping kids in need. The first-ever Junior Honoree of the W.I.S.H. Society has a goal of raising $6,000, which is enough to grant a wish of a child suffering from a life-threatening medical condition. In partnership with Lake Norman Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, AnneLeigh will be holding a Lemonade Stand and selling baked goods on Saturday, Sept. 20 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to benefit Make-A-Wish Central and Western North Carolina.
Dear EarthTalk: Is it true that much of our food—including cereals and snacks eaten by children—is actually over-fortified with excessive amounts of vitamins and minerals that can be dangerous to our health?
Added nutrients in the processed foods we eat could indeed be too much of a good thing, especially for kids. According to a report from non-profit health research and advocacy group Environmental Working Group (EWG), nearly half of American kids aged eight and under “consume potentially harmful amounts of vitamin A, zinc and niacin because of excessive food fortification, outdated nutritional labeling rules and misleading marketing tactics used by food manufacturers.” EWG’s analysis for the “How Much Is Too Much?” report focused on two frequently fortified food categories: breakfast cereals and snack bars.
By Linda Daley
It is hard to believe this weekend is the official end of summer. The kids are back in school and the house is quiet again! So come out this weekend and enjoy the many events going on around the lake. If you are into sustainable living and the environment, please come out on Thursday evening to Campania for the monthly Green Drinks Meeting. Wynfield Clubhouse in Huntersville will host the musical duo Barnaby Bright with the Justin Taylor Trio. Monday kicks off the Chiquita Classic and is a great opportunity to see some great golf and enjoy the outdoors at River Run Country Club.
Aug 25 Cornelius Elementary teachers taking time out from preparing for the students to welcome them back for another great year.
Aug 26 Lake Norman – The Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce and Lake Norman Economic Development unveiled new logos during Thursday’s Power Luncheon at NorthStone Country Club in Huntersville.
“The new, contemporary look modernizes and energizes our mark, and, at the same time, reflects the great history and tradition of Lake Norman,” said Ryan McDaniels, Lake Norman Economic Development Executive Director.
This letter is from Mark J. Neroni, who lives on Sandyedge Drive in Cornelius. He is a former management consultant with Accenture. He is now a senior relationship manager for FNC, a mortgage lending software company. He has a BBA in finance from the University of Notre Dame and an MBA in MIS and marketing from Indiana University. He is also a volunteer for the WidenI77.org group.
Fool Me Twice, Shame On Me
By now, everyone in the Cornelius area has suffered through the congestion resulting from the Diverging Diamond Catawba Avenue bridge project over I-77.
Aug. 25 Huntersville’s Raymer-Kepner Funeral Home recently welcomed certified life tribute professional Terrie Anne Hintz as its funeral celebrant partner. These titles mean Hintz, who has degrees and certifications in mortuary science, funeral service science and arts and cremator operation, provides personalized services for non-religious deceased individuals instead of a generic non-religious service. She meets with the family to ask questions about the deceased, then customizes the service, writes the eulogy and officiates the service.
Aug. 22 The Sea Scouts, an arm of the Boy Scouts of America, is forming a new Ship on Lake Norman. A “Ship” is comparable to a troop. It will initially have 20 members, boys and girls ages 14 to 20. The kids will choose and plan activities such as boating, white-water rafting, and SCUBA.
The Ship will hold open houses for information and registration at the Peninsula Yacht Club Sept. 10th and Sept. 18, both from 7 pm to 8:30 pm. to provide information and register members. Weekly meetings begin in late Sept.
- NCDOT, Cintra held closed-door meetings with local officials on I-77 tolls
- Park Avenue Properties makes Inc. Top 5000 list
- Events all around town: August 21 through August 30
- North Meck Historical Association meets Sept. 9
- Rotary Club appoints new board
- Antarctica's Melting and its Impact on Coastlines
- Maze opening Sept. 12
- 'Tawba Walk is Sept. 13