Development: Erickson Living recently broke ground on the first phase of Windsor Run, a continuing care retirement community located on 60 acres at 2010 McKee Road. The first phase will include 216 independent living apartment residences with more than 30 floor plans and a 50,000-square-foot clubhouse. The first phase is scheduled to be finished in early 2018. Plans calls for the campus to hold 900 residential units when all phases are completed. As part of the approval process by the town, Erickson agreed to make a $3 million donation to the town for road improvements in the vicinity. For information about Windsor Run visit www.ericksonliving.com or call 800-515-0886 or 704-443-6300.
VFW Post honored: The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States announced that Indian land VFW Post 12136 has achieved All-American status. This is the second year in a row the post received this honor.
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VFW national Cmdr. John A. Biedrzycki Jr. said, “These All-American Posts have obtained this honor based on their outstanding achievements in membership growth and participation in VFW programs.
“They are a fine example of VFW Post’s achievements. Their hard work and dedication to the mission and values of our organization has rightly earned them this great honor.”
The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. is the nation’s largest and oldest major war veterans organization. www.vfw.org.
Coffee with a Cop: This is an opportunity for community members to ask questions and learn more about the department’s work in Mint Hill’s neighborhoods. Coffee with a Cop will be held 9 a.m. Aug. 2 at Happys Grill, 9229 Layers Road.
National Night Out: National Night Out was created to increase awareness about police programs in the community. Come to the Mint Hill Veterans Memorial Park, 8850 Fairview Road, at 5:30 p.m. Aug. 2 for an evening of family fun and information.
Citizens Academy: Aug. 2 is the last day to register for the program offered through the Police Department. Interested applicants must submit to a limited background investigation by the Mint Hill Police Department that will include a check of criminal history and driving record.
Acceptance into the program will be determined by the police chief. Students must be at least 18 years old by the first day of class. Class space is limited, but a waiting list will be held for future classes should the demand exceed available space.
Contact the police department for details and to apply. www.minthill.com.