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It’s February, so get prepared for spring

Posted at 11:00am on Jan. 28, 2015

February, the year’s shortest month, is a quiet time in local gardens, but the soil is slowly warming and the days are growing longer.

Inspired by his mom, Jeff Hood cares for others

Posted at 10:19am on Jan. 22, 2015

Jeff Hood says everyone should have someone who cares about them, and he has committed his life to caring for others.

Passionate about working hard, being a salesman

Posted at 9:30am on Jan. 22, 2015

Maurice “Reese” Jones is a salesman who believes in hard work. He graduated from Olympic High School in 2007 after taking part in the International Business and Communications School program, an education initiative sponsored by The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

Charlotte woman’s birthday party benefits Assistance League

Posted at 1:14pm on Jan. 23, 2015

It was a party with a heart; instead of gifts, south Charlotte’s Kelly Henninger asked guests to bring donations for the Assistance League to her “Pay It Forward” 50th birthday party Jan.17 at Dilworth Billiards.

Restaurant news: Charlotte’s Mellow Mushrooms go for the heart

Posted at 11:36am on Jan. 16, 2015

All three Charlotte Mellow Mushrooms are celebrating American Heart Month in February by starting the celebration now.

Humanitarian’s efforts boost education with scholarship

Posted at 2:23pm on Jan. 15, 2015

John T. Crawford has helped so many people that I’m afraid I’m can’t do justice to this humanitarian.

‘Blessed Assurance’ will grace stage of Waxhaw’s Storefront

Posted at 10:02am on Jan. 9, 2015

The Storefront Theatre will present “Blessed Assurance” at 7:30 p.m. on Jan. 24 and 2:30 p.m. on Jan. 25. The play is based on a novella by Allan Gurganus and was adapted for the stage by Steve Willis.

Restaurant news: Queen’s Feast returns to the Queen City

Posted at 1:36pm on Dec. 31, 2014

Queen’s Feast: Charlotte Restaurant Week will hold its annual winter installment Jan.16-25.

His films feature strong female voices

Posted at 2:01pm on Dec. 30, 2014

Patrick Desmarattes has kept busy since I talked to him some years ago.

Library program targeting Jewish families

Posted at 10:10am on Dec. 24, 2014

PJ Library is a national literacy and engagement program that sends free Jewish-themed children’s books to families raising Jewish children.