By Dave Vieser
Sept. 23 The resurfacing of Jetton Road from West Catawba Avenue to John Connor Road has been delayed until Spring according to the State Department of Transportation.
"The bids submitted were over our estimates, so we are going to advertise the project again in the spring," said DOT spokeswoman Jennifer Thompson. "The time frame to do this type of work would be too short before temperatures get too cold to re-advertise at this time."
Sept. 22 The Historic Preservation Committee is hosting its second annual Trash or Treasure: What’s in Your Attic? event Saturday, Sept. 27 from 9 a.m. to noon. The event, which will be held on the lawn of the city’s town hall, is Lake Norman’s own Antique Road Show. Experts from Savannah include Dennis White, Tom Boles and John Duncan. Local appraiser, Christina Whitson, will also evaluate art and fine prints for authenticity.
Sept. 23 The annual Big Sweep, an event meant to rid Lake Norman of trash, is Saturday, Oct. 4 from 9 a.m. to noon. Last year, 226 volunteers picked up a record breaking 6,400+ lbs. along a 29-mile strech of Lake Norman shoreline. The organization behind the Big Sweep is The Save Our Lake Organization. Leaders of SOLO recommend wearing old shoes, insect repellent, suncreen, work or rubber gloves, and weather-appropriate clothing.
By Dave Vieser
Sept. 22 The Town of Cornelius had decided to hold off on its own road resurfacing program until the Spring. Each year the town repaves a number of the local streets under their jurisdiction and this work was slated to start in October. "With all the work at Exit 28 on the DDI, we decided that there's enough road work going on in town right now" town Manager Anthony Roberts said. "We'll hold off on our town road resurfacing until spring to give our residents a break."
|Photo by Roger Smith; Clearcut: Greenpeace|
Dear EarthTalk: How is it that some food purveyors are contributing to the destruction of tropical rainforests by ditching unhealthy “trans fats?”
Most public health advocates applaud efforts by processed food producers, restaurants and fast food chains to get rid of so-called “trans fats”—partially hydrogenated oils added to foods to improve texture and extend shelf life but which can aggravate heart disease. In 2013 the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) proposed eliminating trans fats altogether, but it is unclear if and when such a change will take effect. In anticipation, many big trans fat buyers have switched to palm oil, much of which comes from former tropical rainforest lands cleared for agricultural production across Southeast Asia.
By Dave Vieser
Sept. 22 The long-awaited beach at Ramsey Creek Park is still on hold, awaiting the issuance of the required permits to Duke Energy by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. Mecklenburg County and Duke officials told approximately 40 residents at the Town HallThursday evening community information meeting that they don't expect the permit to be issued before the summer of 2016.
|Kayla and Anneleigh|
Sept. 21 Kayla Harrill, left, and AnneLeigh Twer, both 10-year-olds at Providence Spring Elementary, organized and manned a lemonade stand and bake sale at Lake Norman Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Make-A-Wish grants the wishes of children with life-threatening illnesses.
The local chapter grants more than 240 wishes each year at an average cost of $6,000 per. Robin Smith Salzman, co-owner of the dealership, is a 2013 honoree of the WISH Society—Women Inspiring Strength & Hope.
- Events all around town
- Free internet advertising on www.corneliustoday.com
- Papaya Papers ribbon cutting
- Pig Pickin' Oct. 3 features Thom Tillis at Peninsula Yacht Club
- Icy Wakes host Wake the Lake
- River flows to Mooresville, Calvary Chapel replaces it
- Habitat to celebrate Women’s Build Initiative
- Ada Jenkins Center gears up for annual BBQ event
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