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Ada Jenkins bringing back mobile dental unit, with partners

April 14. The Ada Jenkins Center, Lake Norman Community Health Clinic and the Matthews Free Medical Clinic are joining forces to bring back the AJC Mobile Dental Unit, which was forced to park due to COVID. The Mobile Unit served more than 150 dental patients during the 2019-2020 program year, but ceased operations during the […]

LNCHC will take over and expand Ada Jenkins medical services

April 7. The Lake Norman Community Health Clinic (LNCHC) of Huntersville is taking over the services of the Ada Jenkins Center Free Medical Clinic. Effective immediately, LNCHC is welcoming uninsured patients formerly served at AJC. “By not duplicating services, we are able to work together to touch more lives in a more efficient manner,” said […]

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Big Day at the Lake aiming for July 24

March 31. Big Day at the Lake looks like it will be back this summer—July 24 to be exact, but somewhat streamlined. The event, which supports Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Carolinas, brings Boat Hosts and at-risk children together for a fun day on Lake Norman. The traditional picnic for 600 or more participants […]

Sweet treats for Ada Jenkins

‘Confections for Good’ fundraiser has amazing recipes for Valentine’s Day

Feb. 1. February is the month of love, right? So the Ada Jenkins Center has a plan to help everyone prepare a little something sweet for someone sweet. Through Feb. 11, local chefs and home cooks are competing with awesome recipes in the “Confections for Good” competition: bit.ly/SweetsForTheSweet Votes are $5 each and benefit families […]

Hope House collecting shoes for novel fundraiser

Jan. 18. The Hope House Foundation, which provides transitional housing to women and children experiencing homelessness, is conducting a shoe drive fundraiser now through March 15. Called “Kick Homelessness to the Curb,” the first goal is to collect more than 2,500 pairs of gently worn, used shoes. The subsequent goal is then to collect a […]

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New co-chairs at Cool Kids

Jan. 12. Cool Kids Campaign, a non-profit organization devoted to improving the quality of life for pediatric oncology patients and their families, has new co-chairs. Tiffany and Jon D. Kalupa will head up the local chapter which runs the Cool Kids Clubhouse in Huntersville. It hosts fun activities and events for cancer patients and their […]

Rural Hill has Loch Norman Highland Games merchandise

With this year’s Loch Norman Games cancelled, you can still support the future of the Loch Norman Highland Games and Historic Rural Hill, by purchasing merchandise, such as T-shirts, pins, and Rural Hill Whisky Stones. These Scottish trinkets and wares are central to the festival’s success; although the highland games cannot be in person this […]

N. Meck Rotary leaving Peninsula Club for Harvey’s starting July 1

June 19. A long-standing tradition in Cornelius is coming to an end: After 25 years the North Mecklenburg Rotary Club will no longer hold their Wednesday lunch meetings at The Peninsula Club. There was apparently a proposed price increase that club leadership felt was too steep for “business owners [who] have suffered greatly during this […]

Tilley retiring as Angels and Sparrows executive director

Oct. 10. When Sandy Tilley left her corporate job in 2007 to launch a soup kitchen in Lake Norman, some people thought she was crazy. First, there was the misconception that there were no poor or hungry people here. Secondly, why would a woman with a comfortable life—and nearing retirement age—attempt to create something from […]

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Get in touch with your inner paparazzi, for a good cause

The Sandbox, a local nonprofit supporting the families of children who have been diagnosed with cancer or a life-threatening illness, is holding its 8th annual “An Evening of Believing” Prom” on Aug. 31 and they need paparazzi to make the evening sizzle. “Our vision for this event, in the beginning, was to create a magical […]