Congratulations to the town of Cornelius, named an Outstanding Traffic Safe Community for its population at the 2013 N.C. Traffic Safe Community Awards by the AAA Carolinas Foundation for Traffic Safety.This is the fourth time Cornelius has received this recognition. The annual Traffic Safe Community Awards are presented to recognize cities and towns that offer programs and initiatives that make Carolinas roads safer. Patrolman Vaughn Griffin accepted the award during a ceremony in December at the Washington Duke Inn and Golf Club in Durham.Leaf collection extendedBecause of all the bad weather we’ve had, and the fact that lots of leaves still need to be picked up, curbside leaf collection has been extended through Jan. 22. After that date, you’ll have to put your leaves in clear plastic bags to have them picked up on your regularly scheduled yard waste collection dayBeginning cheerleadingThe Cornelius Parks, Arts, Recreation and Culture Department is offering a beginner cheerleading class for ages 5-12, taught by Hough High cheerleading coach Jenna Anderson.Participants will work on proper techniques and use them in cheers, sideline chants and a dance.Classes will meet from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesdays March 5-April 9 at Bailey Road Recreation Center. The cost is $70 for Cornelius residents and $80 for others. For more information call 704-892-6031, ext. 188, or visit www.cornelius.org/parc.Date changeThe start date for the new “Mommy & Me” fitness class has been changed to Jan. 27. Classes will meet from 10 to 11 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, for a total of 18 classes in six weeks. The class will still meet at No Limit Training Co. in Cornelius. For more information visit www.cornelius.org/parc.MovieThe indie+docs series announces the next movie screened will be “The Broken Circle Breakdown,” showing at 7 p.m. Jan. 31 and Feb. 1 at Studio-C Cinema in the Cornelius Art Center. The film is in Flemish and English with English subtitles. It’s about a Belgian couple who love American culture and live in modern Belgium and their young daughter who becomes seriously ill. The film has already won best actress and best screeplay awards at the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival and the Audience Award Best Feature Film at the 2013 Berlin International Film Festival. It is Belgium’s entry for best foreign film for the 2014 Oscars.Tickets are $8 for Cornelius residents, for $9 others and $5 limited student rush. More information and advance tickets are at www.indiesplusdocs.com.
Friday, Jan. 17, 2014
Town honored for traffic safety
Lisa Daidone is a freelance writer for Lake Norman News. Have a story idea for Lisa? Email her at email@example.com.
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