Loose leaf collection: Residents can rake leaves to the curb for automated pick up using vacuum trucks. Loose leaves are collected the day after your garbage. During the heaviest part of leaf season, trucks occasionally run one to two days behind schedule. Piles containing brush/branches mixed with leaves will not be collected. Place brush in a separate pile away from the leaves.
Leaves raked too close to cars, mailboxes or telephone poles will not be collected.
Update: MI-Connection added more video, data and voice customers from July-September than it did during the entire fiscal year last year. At their board meeting on Sept. 22, Transition Manager David Auger announced the system had increased its voice customers by 48 percent, video customers by 296 percent, and data customers by 2,248 percent over their first quarter last year.
Habitat contest: Wylie Cossar, owner of Aaragon Investigation Agency in Mooresville, raised the most money in the recent Biggest Cheese in Town contest for 2011, sponsored by Our Towns Habitat for Humanity. Cossar raised $8,400 during the annual contest. Runners-up were Bill Kinney of Kilwins, Huntersville, and Julia Austin of FiFi's Fine Resale, Cornelius.
Ironkids national triathlon: Several Lake Norman area kids recently competed in the Ironkids National Triathlon in Iowa.
Competing at the national event were Brandon Ellington, Hannah Ellington, Riley Gallagher, Ryan Hughes, Taylor Hughes, Karly Owen, Antonio Parades-Brown, Caleb Parades-Brown, Sean Powers and Hannah Wilder.
To see how each participant placed, visit www.xtremekidstri.com.