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Dilworth's officially on the map

Neighborhood News

A design company has developed an artistic map of Dilworth.

The 20- by 30-inch illustrated map highlights about 85 Dilworth businesses and includes all of the neighborhood's streets.

The map will be unveiled at The Map Shop, 1500 E. Morehead St., during a wine and cheese event from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 27.

The design company, Artizen, is also working on an interactive version of the map that will be available at dilworthmap.com.

Artizen owner Cary Murphy, a Dilworth resident, got the idea while walking through the neighborhood and discovering new businesses.

Businesses paid a fee to be included on the map, and proceeds from the project will benefit the neighborhood's community initiatives, said Laura Greeno, director of sales and marketing for Artizen.

Dilworth residents will receive a copy of the map with the next quarterly newsletter in September. The map will be available for free at The Map Shop, neighborhood businesses, the Visitor Center, and some Uptown hotels and museums.

YMCA Book Bash

The Gateway Village YMCA will hold its seventh annual Book Bash from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 16. Through the program, which promotes literacy and school readiness, the YMCA distributes backpacks, school supplies and books to 1,000 center city elementary school students.

The YMCA needs volunteers and donations of school supplies for the event. For more details on volunteering, contact Kristen at kristen.stockton@ymcacharlotte.org or call 704-716-4700.

Compiled by Amy Rainey, arainey@eyecharlotte.com

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