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To our readers

New page? Yes, this section is now printed on paper with slightly reduced page dimensions. But the story type you are reading is the same size as before. We've launched a long-term project to convert the entire Observer to a page size that is now standard in our industry. This requires gradual changes in our production processes. We appreciate your patience as we work through these changes.


Global Theatre Series: The Children's Theatre of Charlotte will partner with the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library to bring multicultural stories through a two-week Global Theatre Series Tour of free family performances.

From July 25-Aug. 5, the Theatre's Resident Touring Company, the Tarradiddle Players, will visit all library branches to perform stories from "Brother Rabbit Spinning Free."

For a full Global Theatre Series Tour schedule, visit

Service awards: The Arc of Mecklenburg County recently recognized individuals and organizations for their service .

This year's award winners include: Kathy and Phil Armstrong and their Circle of Friends Group, Distinguished Service Award; Chris McCall, Aktion Club Member of the Year; John Dainotto, Kiwanis Member of the Year; Duke Energy, Business Partner of the Year Sponsored by Duke Energy; Alice Bostic, Advocate of the Year; Jocie Cremisi, Parent of the Year; Kathleen Montini of Myers Park High, Teacher of the Year Award Sponsored by Wells Fargo.


SilverSneakers Fitness: The Levine Senior Center, 1050 Devore Lane, Matthews, is now a partner in the SilverSneakers Fitness Program, an exercise and fitness program offered as a benefit to members of many Medicare plans. In September, the center will offer exercise classes they can participate. Visit or or call 704-846-4654.