|Diane “Dee” Gilroy: True believer|
By Dave Yochum
There’s nothing like a true believer, a person with passion who puts her thoughts into action. Dee Gilroy is like that.
A Spanish lecturer at UNC-Charlotte, mother of four girls and wife of Cornelius Town Commissioner Dave Gilroy, she has embraced the crisis around emotionally and physically wounded soldiers returning from the Middle East as if she had a son over there, as if she were the wife of a soldier.
|Alain Jeantet, owner The Wine Cellar on West Catawba Avenue|
By Dave Yochum
In a town with streets names like Cabernet, Chablis and Chardonnay, it stands to reason that wine would one day help put Cornelius on the map.
Sandy McAlpine, the founder of an online meet-up group called Lake Norman Wine Enthusiasts, has 1,067 followers on the internet who make their way to various local establishments for wine tastings at least once a month. The Blue Stone Harbor resident runs one of meetup.com’s largest groups in North Carolina.
Eighth annual Cornelius Concert Series sponsored by the music ministry of Mt. Zion United Methodist Church
July 28 The eighth annual Cornelius Concert Series at Mt. Zion United Methodist church will begin on Sunday, September 7. The series will feature Ed Kilbourne and Pepper Choplin.
July 7 - July 20, 2014, as reported by the Cornelius Police Department.
Mylett, Patrick Michael (W M, 20) Charge of Underage Consumption, M (M), at 21698 Crown Harbor Dr, Cornelius, on 07/11/2014.
Johnson, Leonard Wade (W M, 47) Charge of Poss. Of Drug Paraphernalia, M (M), at 11000 Will Knox Rd, Cornelius, on 07/11/2014.
July 28 The Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce is accepting applications for Class IV of Junior Leadership Lake Norman. The program, open to high school rising juniors, is administered by the Chamber of Commerce. Students will learn more about their community during this eight-month long program. The program involves educational seminars and interaction with various decision makers of local businesses, government agencies and civic organizations.
Earth Talk is a weekly online feature that focuses on our environment and the challenges we face.
Dear EarthTalk: Recent news coverage of the disappearance of Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 reminded us all again of how much debris, including plastic, is in our oceans. To what extent is this a real problem that threatens ocean or human health? -- Margaret Ainsworth, Philadelphia, PA
The so-far in-vain search for Flight 370 has indeed stirred up interest in the growing problem of ocean debris as objects thought to possibly be plane parts have repeatedly turned out to be just floating trash.
July 28 The Cornelius Police Department will be hosting its annual Pack the Patrol Car to donate school supplies for the upcoming 2014-2015 school year.
From July 28 to Aug. 21, donations of school supplies can be dropped from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm in the lobby of the Cornelius Police Department.
On Friday, Aug. 22, officers will deliver all the donated items among the four Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools in Cornelius: Cornelius Elementary, J.V. Washam Elementary, Bailey Middle School, and W.A. Hough High School.
The Foundation for Respect Ability partners with the Huntersville Police Department for a back to school forum on bullying and cyberbullying
July 25 The Foundation for Respect Ability, founded by Peninsula resident Arlene Berkman, has teamed up with the Huntersville Police Department for a community back to school open forum on bullying and cyberbullying. The forum will provide a dialog for parents and children to address issues with bullying and cyberbullying with a panel of area experts and to create awareness of available resources. The forum is on Tuesday, August 19 from 4-6 pm at the Huntersville Police Department, Community Room, 9630 Julian Clark Ave, Huntersville, NC 28078.
- New principal introduction event at J.V. Washam Elementary School
- Community Arts Project will dissolve
- Community teacup project seeks handmade teacups
- LKN Kiwanis Club Golf tournament just 3 weeks away
- Events all around town: July 25 - August 6
- Widen I-77 group plans info meeting July 24
- Movies@McGuire features 'Rio 2' on July 25 at the EnergyExplorium
- More change at Exit 28 DDI coming in August