Posted on 23 July 2013.
Posted in Arts, Calendar, Cornelius
Posted on 17 July 2013.
Posted in Arts, Cornelius
Posted on 11 July 2013.
Posted in Arts, Downtown and old Cornelius
Posted on 08 July 2013.
Luke Abbott presented his check to Mayor Lynette Rinker at Monday’s Town Board meeting. (David Boraks/CorneliusNews.net)
Cornelius resident Luke Abbott loves frogs and other amphibians. He wanted to do something to help protect these neighbors, so he recently organized an activity-packed Frog Day
to contribute to the cause.
On Monday, the Cornelius Town Board accepted a check for $242.66 from Luke that will go toward protecting the frog habitat at Robbins Park.
“The money will be put toward the Robbins Park phase 2 improvements, which will include renovations to 2 ponds,” Mayor Lynette Rinker said as she accepted the check from Luke.
Mayor Rinker read the following:
Luke Abbott has always been passionate about animals especially amphibians. Luke believes our community should be doing its part to provide a healthy environment to attract and protect frogs and toads. He does not want to see these creatures endangered or extinct.
One of Luke’s favorite places to visit is Robbins Park. Robbins has many varieties of frogs and toads. Luke wanted to help these creatures as best he could and hosted a “Frog Day Fair” to raise money for Robbins Park. Luke sold original frog art, frog themed baked goods (donated by members of the community), created a toad house craft, developed a bean bag toss game, and held other various activities.
The funds Luke raised would be used towards Robbins Park Phase II improvements which includes renovation of the two ponds at Robbins. PARC staff is working with the NC Fish and Wildlife Commission and its consultants to ensure these ponds continue to provide a suitable environment for amphibians.
Posted in Cornelius, Environment, Life in Cornelius, Photo of the Day, Public art, Robbins Park, West Catawba Avenue
Posted on 11 June 2013.
The mural will decorate the front of this abandoned storefront at 21314 Catawba Ave. during long-awaited renovations. (David Boraks/CorneliusNews.net)
Local artist Elie Bou Zeidan’s mural was selected in a vote at last week’s ‘Tawba Walk IV to be installed on Catawba Ave.
By ANDREW WILKINS
The Cornelius Cultural Arts Group, a new non-profit focused on transforming downtown Cornelius into a hub for local artists and small businesses, plans to install a temporary public art piece soon at an abandoned Catawba Avenue storefront that has long been an eyesore downtown.
The building at 21314 Catawba Avenue, next to The Olive Branch, is scheduled for a renovation soon. The mural by Cornelius artist Elie Bou Zeidan is designed to improve the view while the work is under way. Read the full story
Posted in Downtown and old Cornelius, Public art