Posted on 02 December 2013.
Posted in Fund-raisers, Nonprofits, Sports, Transportation
Posted on 02 December 2013.
Horse-drawn carriage rides were offered Saturday during the Light Up Cornelius festival in downtown Cornelius. (More photos below. (David Boraks/CorneliusNews.net)
Santa met Olivia Busch, 4, and sister Malana, 6, during the Light Up Cornelius festival Saturday. (David Boraks/CorneliusNews.net)
Saturday brought a crowd to downtown Cornelius, for performances and a Santa visit at Town Hall, and a ‘Tawba Walk art crawl along Catawba Avenue and at the Oak Street Mill. A ceremony at dusk lit the tall Christmas tree behind Town Hall, signaling the start of the holiday season in Cornelius. Read on for a list of other events coming up in and around Cornelius, including pictures with Santa Friday at the Cornelius Arts Center, a YMCA Breakfast with Santa and the North Mecklenburg Christmas Parade Saturday.
Saturday’s ‘Tawba Walk was the sixth arts and music festival of its kind in downtown Cornelius over the past two years. It included local art and craft vendors selling their wares, as well as booths promoting local businesses. Bands performed all afternoon in the parking lot of the Oak Street Mill, and there were food trucks as well. Read the full story
Posted in Business, Calendar, Cornelius, Downtown and old Cornelius, Fund-raisers, PARC, Town Hall
Posted on 19 November 2013.
NASCAR isn’t the only racing story in the news. Cornelius resident Greg Cross, marketing manager for Penske Racing in Mooresville, is racing his way to a new fitness goal with sights set on qualifying for the Kona Ironman World Championship in 2015.
Before he can do that, however, he’ll have to train for his second Ironman in Panama City, FL, on Nov. 1, 2014, which he plans to do while raising money for a worthwhile cause. Choosing to benefit Children’s Tumor Foundation, Cross committed to raising $10,000 for the charity, whose mission according to its website “is dedicated to improving the health and well being of individuals and families affected by neurofibromatosis.” Read the full story
Posted in Antiquity, Around Cornelius, Cornelius People, Fund-raisers, Sports, Uncategorized
Posted on 13 November 2013.
Posted in Calendar, Cornelius, Davidson, Fund-raisers, Schools
Posted on 07 November 2013.
-John Quinn, president of the locally based Sinapi Foundation, introduced Maria Pacheco at Sunday’s event. (Jon Cox/CorneliusNews.net)
By JONATHAN COX
After frequent trips over the past 12 years to volunteer in the Guatemalan Highlands, John Quinn and Paul Streeter have learned that good intentions aren’t always enough to improve people’s lives. Years of working to help poor indigenous families by building classrooms or donating shoes have taught them that the practice of giving out handouts can backfire. Instead of empowering rural communities, their hard work could encourage an attitude of dependency in the very people they were trying to help become self-reliant.
That realization led Quinn to question what he calls the “handout model” of charity. Read the full story
Posted in Cornelius, Davidson, Nonprofit news, Nonprofits