Lake Norman & Mooresville

Community

Holiday bazaar: The Mooresville-South Iredell Chamber of Commerce will sponsor a free Holiday Bazaar, 2-8 p.m. Dec. 5 at the Charles Mack Citizen Center in downtown Mooresville.

Displays of gifts, crafts, food, wine, art and more will be featured. The bazaar also is held in conjunction with the Downtown Mooresville Holiday Happenings with wagon rides, visits with Santa and many shops, galleries and eateries open for shopping.

For information, call 704-664-3898 or visit www.mooresvillenc.org.

Yard of Distinction: The Mooresville Beautification Committee recently presented its latest Yard of Distinction award to Michael and Mary Gautier of 104 Sugar Thyme Lane. The Gautiers were noted for their beautiful yard even after fall has arrived.

The Beautification Committee includes members who are residents of the town or who own businesses within the town’s corporate limits. To nominate a property for the Yard of Distinction award, visit http://beautificationaward.ci.mooresville.nc.us or call Irene Mann at 704-662-3191.

Submissions for exhibit: The Cornelius PARC Department and the Cornelius Public Art Committee will accept submissions for Beyond Walls, a celebration of art in public spaces to be installed at Robbins Park April-September.

Deadline to submit work is Jan. 5. A panel of public art committee members, art professionals, curators and Cornelius citizens will select five or six pieces for the Robbins Park exhibit.

Artists may submit two to three jpeg images of each public art piece and may submit up to three pieces for review. Submissions may be sent to publicartcommittee@cornelius.org.

For information, visit www.beyondwallspublicart.wordpress.com.

Cub Scouts honor veterans: Cub Scout Pack 377, which is sponsored by Rocky Mount Methodist Church on Perth Road in Mooresville, celebrated Veterans Day by assembling Christmas care packages to be shipped to service men and women overseas.

The Scouts put together more than 100 Christmas care packages that will be shipped to Marines serving in Afghanistan.

Five U.S. Marines also visited the Cub Scouts’ Nov. 15 meeting, bringing their combat gear and two combat vehicles for the Scouts to explore. In return, the Cub Scouts filled four large boxes of new toys for the Marines’ Toys for Tots program.

Business/Careers

Todd Payroll opens at lake: Marty Halloran CPA recently announced the purchase of Todd Payroll Services Inc.

Todd Payroll Services will share office space with Halloran CPA in the Park 21 Business Center on Statesville Road in Cornelius. Kelly Watson will serve as general manager.

Todd Payroll Services offers services such as payroll processing, tax filing, and quarterly and annual reports. The company also schedules clients’ tax payments to be drafted from their bank account to tax agencies on the date they are due rather than impounding and holding taxes.

For information, contact 704-896-7055 or info@hallorancpa.com.

Holiday open house: Brookdale Churchill will host a Holiday Open House 8:30-11 a.m. Dec. 16 at its senior living community, 140 Carriage Club Drive in Mooresville.

The open house will feature refreshments, fellowship and tours of the senior community.

For information, call 704-658-1200.

Toys for Tots: Lake Norman Realty is serving as a Toys for Tots collection site in support of the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve. This is the 18th year the realty firm has served as a Toys for Tots collection point.

New, unwrapped toys may be dropped off through Dec. 12 at Lake Norman Realty offices in Cornelius, Davidson, Denver, Mooresville or Statesville. Monetary donations also are accepted. Toys for Tots will distribute the gifts to less fortunate children in the local community.

For collection hours and office locations, visit www.LakeNormanRealty.com.

Associates elected: Three Lake Norman Realty associates were recently elected to state and local leadership roles.

General Manager Shantae Brown was elected as a new board member of the Charlotte Regional Realtor Association’s Board of Directors for the 2015-2017 term.

Sales associates Kay Davis and Gail Huss were elected to the Lincoln County Board of Realtors. Davis will serve as president for 2015, while Huss was named president-elect for 2015 and president for 2016. Davis also was selected for a second term as secretary of the Board of Directors for the North Carolina chapter of the Council of Certified Residential Specialists for the 2014-2015 term.

Medical

Hospital named top performer: Lake Norman Regional Medical Center was recently named a 2013 Top Performer on Key Quality Measures by The Joint Commission, an accreditor of health care organizations.

The honor recognizes hospitals that excel at stringent measurements for exemplary patient care. Approximately one third of U.S. hospitals achieved the distinction.

This is the fourth consecutive time Lake Norman Regional Medical Center has earned the designation. Less than 150 hospitals in the country have achieved the four-time honor.

Cancer support group: Lake Norman Regional Medical Center will host a Cancer Support Group at 11:45 a.m. Dec. 9 in the hospital’s Community Rooms A&B.

The support group meets at 11:45 a.m. on the second Tuesday of every month in the same location. No registration is required, and a free lunch is served.

For information, contact Mitzie McCurdy at 704-660-4859 or mitzie.mccurdy@hma.com.

Life support class: An American Heart Association Basic Life Support for the Healthcare Provider class will be offered 6-10 p.m. Dec. 9 in Community Room B of Lake Norman Regional Medical Center.

Healthcare providers will learn how to perform CPR and other life-saving skills in hospital and healthcare settings. Cost is $50, including a textbook.

For information, call 888-995-6762.

Blood drive: Lake Norman Regional Medical Center will host a Blood Drive with the American Red Cross 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Dec. 19 in Community Rooms A&B.

The blood drive is open to the public. Appointments are not required, but are recommended. Photo identification is needed to donate blood.

For information, call 704-660-4859 or visit www.redcrossblood.org.

Compiled by Leigh Pressley

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