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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 […]


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 […]

Tillis Baby Shower back at Town Hall

May 16. The Susan Tillis Foundation will host t​he ​thir​d annual Red, White and Bundled Baby Shower June 15​ ​at Cornelius Town Hall​.​ ​Everyone ​is asked to bring a baby item to donate​. All items received will be bundled into welcome home packages for newborns of junior enlisted at Fort Bragg​ where the ​annual income […]


United Way ‘Day of Caring’ needs volunteers

Sept. 16. The Mooresville/Lake Norman office of United Way of Central Carolinas is calling for volunteers for its fifth annual Day of Caring on Saturday Sept. 24. Nearly 500 volunteers are needed in order to complete community improvement projects across Cornelius, Davidson, Huntersville, Mooresville and Troutman. Day of Caring starts at 8 a.m. at The Cove Church on […]


Susan Tillis hosts Baby Bundle shower Thursday

May 17. Susan Tillis is hosting the Fort Bragg Armed Services Baby Bundle Shower on Thursday evening at Cornelius Town Hall. Her husband, Thom, a former Cornelius Town Commissioner and NC Speaker of the House, is a US Senator from North Carolina in his first term. Anyone can contribute baby items by bringing them directly […]

Davidson Rotary Christmas Tree Village

The Rotary Club of Davidson is accepting orders for Christmas trees that will be on the Davidson Town Green for display during the Christmas in Davidson 2015 celebration, Dec. 3-5. There are fewer than 10 remaining. Decorating the trees, which cost $250, is a great team-building event for businesses. More info: Call Tim Albertson at 336-314-7682