Posted on 17 June 2013.
MOORESVILLE – United Way of Central Carolinas’ has announced 2013-14 funding allocations for 16 nonprofit agency partners in the Lake Norman area. The Ada Jenkins Center, a regional community services center in Davidson, got just over $232,000, up slightly from this year. Mooresville Area Christian Mission received nearly $99,000 and other funding went to a wide range of agencies, from the Red Cross to Safe Alliance. Read the full story
Posted in Cornelius, Davidson, Huntersville, Mooresville, Nonprofit news, Nonprofits
Posted on 13 June 2013.
Cornelius Mayor Lynette Rinker goes up against Mooresville Mayor Miles Atkins.
Celebrity bartenders including local TV broadcasters and area politicians will go head to head to see who can raise the most money in the annual Celebrity Bartender fundraiser
supporting Big Brothers Big Sisters
of Greater Charlotte Thursday night. The event runs 5:30 to 9:30pm at Alton’s Kitchen & Cocktails, in Jetton Village at 19918 N. Cove Road.
Read the full story
Posted in Calendar, Fund-raisers, Jetton Village, Nonprofits, Politics
Posted on 10 June 2013.
Bikers swarmed Jay’s at the Lake on Statesville Road Saturday at the end of the sixth annual Poker Run for St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. (James Sanders/CorneliusNews.net)
Dozens of motorcyclists toured area roads and taverns Saturday in the 6th annual Poker Run, benefiting St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. Read the full story
Posted in Concord, Cornelius, Davidson, Fund-raisers, Huntersville, Photo of the Day, Statesville Road/US 21
Posted on 31 May 2013.
Prosciutto’s Pizzeria at Shops on the Green, Cornelius, will host an all-day fundraiser for Cornelius Elementary School on Wednesday, June 5. Meanwhile, the American Cancer Society will raise money at a 12-hour Relay for Life beginning Friday night at Bailey Road Park. And the weekend also brings the Mooreville Soup Kitchen’s annual “Lobsterfest.” Read the full story
Posted in Business, Cornelius, Davidson College, Downtown & old Davidson, Fund-raisers, Nonprofits, Schools
Posted on 17 May 2013.
E3D organizer Pat Millen (fifth from left) received a check for $10,320 from Peninsula Community Foundation chair Todd Wiebusch. With them are others associated with both End Davidson’s Digital Divide and the foundation.
The Lake Norman community is responding to the technology challenge issued earlier this year by Davidson-based nonprofit E3D, which wants to put computers in the hands local schoolkids who lack them. Organizer Pat Millen says help is coming in big and small ways – from donors as large as the Peninsula Community Foundation to events like the Biggest Lemonade Stand Day Ever planned in Davidson Saturday.
The Peninsula Community Foundation recently presented E3D with a check for $10,320 to help fund the group’s goal of helping close the digital gap among families in local schools. Working with local social service and school leaders, E3D is identifying students at public schools in Cornelius and Davidson who lack computers and internet connections.
May 17, 2013, DavidsonNews.net, “How to end the digital divide: lemonade stands and foundation grants”
Feb. 27, 2013, DavidsonNews.net, “E3D’s goal: Eliminate Davidson’s Digital Divide.”
Posted in Cornelius, Davidson, Fund-raisers, Nonprofit news, Nonprofits, Peninsula
Posted on 03 May 2013.
Amy and Jason Yon with Jayden (back) and Aubrey. They’re going to Kenya for the African Children’s Project. (Kevin Cole photo)
By DAVID BORAKS
This week, local pastors Jason and Amy Yon put their Mooresville house on the market and began getting ready in earnest for an adventure with service in mind: They’re relocating to Kenya in August to oversee development of an orphan care ministry for Huntersville-based African Children’s Project. Read the full story
Posted in Cornelius, Cornelius People, Fund-raisers, Mooresville, Statesville Road/US 21
Posted on 01 May 2013.
Scouts planted cucumbers on Saturday at the garden. From left, the boys are Ethan Dahmer (blue shirt), Tyler Owens (red shirt), Parker Miller (green shirt), DJ Willoughby (lower white shirt), and Ben Ziegler (top white shirt). See more photos below.
Boy Scouts from Troop 72 in Cornelius spent Saturday planting vegetables in the community garden across from Bethel Presbyterian Church, on Bethel Church Road.
This is the third year for the 1/4-acre garden, which is a community service project for the scouts. All food grown is donated to the Loaves & Fishes food pantries in Davidson and Huntersville, and the Angles & Sparrows and Bread of Life soup kitchens. In total over the past two years, the garden has yielded 4,500 pounds of produce annually. Read the full story
Posted in Bethel Church Road, Calendar, Church news, community service, Cornelius, Fund-raisers, kids, local food
Posted on 18 April 2013.
The town of Cornelius Parks, Arts, Recreation & Culture department will host its annual Cornelius Earth Day celebration on Saturday, April 20, off West Catawba Ave.
The event, organized with the help of Lake Norman Wildlife Conservationists, runs from 10 am to noon. Read the full story
Posted in Concord, Cornelius, Davidson, Environment, Fund-raisers, Huntersville, West Catawba Avenue