Posted on 13 April 2015.
Sophia Sanders inspecting the new bridge at Robbins park Friday. The town plans a dedication of park improvements April 25. (James Sanders photo)
Cornelius invites residents, families and friends to the Robbins Park Phase II Grand Opening on Saturday, April 25, at 10am, at the park, 17738 W. Catawba Ave., Cornelius.
Come see improvements including: Renovation of two ponds, paved trails linking the Westmoreland Athletic Complex to Robbins Park and the ponds, observation piers, picnic areas, gaga pit and sand volleyball court. This grand opening will coincide with our annual Earth Day Celebration. Enjoy a morning filled with free “green” activities including arts & crafts, demonstrations, wildlife habitat improvements, nature walks, and more.
March 26, 2015, “Fishing ponds, trails, new courts open at Robbins Park April 25.”
Posted in Cornelius, Photo of the Day, public spaces, Robbins Park, West Catawba Avenue
Posted on 06 April 2015.
A canker worm swings from a tree in Charlotte Sunday. The little green worms are back. (David Boraks/CorneliusNews.net)
Those little green worms are returning, a sign of spring many of us would rather not see. Cankerworms, sometimes called “loopers,” are with us every year, occasionally in larger than normal numbers. What will this year be like?
RELATED COVERAGE AND LINKS
March 22, 2015, “Take down those cankerworm bands”
April 17, 2014, “Green worms are back, and now they’re being studied”
Dec. 10, 2013, DavidsonLands.org, “How to band a tree for cankerworms”
Davidson College cankerworm research page, http://sites.davidson.edu/cankerworms/
Feb. 18, 2013, WFAE.org, “A Trifling Place” podcast, “A Trifling Place, Episode 6: When Cankerworms Attack”
March 27, 2012, DavidsonNews.net, “Pets or pests? What are those little green worms?”
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Posted in Environment, Photo of the Day
Posted on 03 April 2015.
One group worked on a St. Ayles skiff, a Scottish racing boat. (David Boraks/CorneliusNews.net)
By DAVID BORAKS
DAVIDSON – A group of Community School of Davidson High School students spent this week building a 22-foot St. Ayles skiff, a traditional Scottish racing boat. Elsewhere in the school on Armour Street in Davidson, other groups learned ping pong, painted murals, and recorded a CD of their own songs. Still others were off campus, working at a horse farm or participating in their own version of “The Amazing Race” in downtown Charlotte.
It was the third year “Intersession” at CSD, a week of fun just before spring break. Organizers said it gives kids a chance to do activities that are way beyond the daily grind of reading, writing and arithmetic. Read the full story
Posted in Davidson, Photo of the Day, Schools
Posted on 18 March 2015.
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Posted on 16 March 2015.
Posted in Huntersville, Photo of the Day
Posted on 21 February 2015.
US Sen Thom Tillis (R-North Carolina) offers a handshake to another guest at Saturday’s North Mecklenburg Rotary Pancake Breakfast at Bethel Presbyterian Church. (James Sanders photo)
Hundreds turned out for the North Mecklenburg Rotary’s annual Pancake Breakfast on Saturday morning at Bethel Presbyterian Church. The event is one of the club’s biggest fundraisers, supporting club charity projects.
This year’s event was dedicated to the memory of longtime member and volunteer Sam Wilson, who died last September at age 71.
North Mecklenburg Rotary website
Posted in Bethel Church Road, Fund-raisers, Photo of the Day