South Charlotte

Briefly: News in South Charlotte, Aug. , 2016

Mint Hill

Vendors sought: The town and the Arts and Science Council will be sponsor Sunday Afternoon in the Park on Aug. 28. The arts festival will be held 1-6 p.m. at Mint Hill Park on Wilgrove, 5233 Wilgrove-Mint Hill Road. The event will feature artists of all types, music and traditional festival foods. Bring your blankets and chairs and enjoy an afternoon in the shade of majestic oak trees while surrounded by the arts.

Vendor applications are now being accepted. Forinformation, contact Tina Ross at katrinar87@earthlink.net or 704-545-6231.

Pineville

Pop Up Artisan Market: More than 40 artists, craftsmen and vintage dealers selling their wares will be on Main Street on Aug. 13.

The family friendly event will also include food trucks and live music. Adele Mahan is coordinating the Pop Up Artisan Market. Wendy Favreau and a team of local artists also are helping. Mahan and Favreau own businesses on Dover Street in the downtown area. Mahan’s shop is Fresh Start Transitions and Favreauis is the owner of Unwind Tea and Coffee.

Most of the vendors participating sell in online marketplaces such as Etsy. On Aug. 13, the venders can connect with their buyers face to face.

Details: Adele Mahan, 843-415-1155, or info@freshstarttransitions.com; Melisa Verch, 704-236-8999, mverch@windstream.net.

Indian Trail

Moment of Silence: The Town Council has added a moment of silence to the beginning of each council meeting. The council has in the past held a moment of silence to show respect following international tragedies, or to honor lives lost here at home, but will now pause at each meeting to allow council members and the audience to reflect as they wish. Council considered adding a secular prayer or a Christian prayer instead, but unanimously approved a moment of silence in order to be inclusive.

Town Hall work to resume: Crews will resume work on the new Indian Trail Town Hall this week of Aug. 8 following a pause to accommodate changes in the revised design and the arrival of structural steel. Once complete, the Matthews-Indian Trail Road building will house government offices, a new council meeting chamber, Community Center space and more. Details: www. indiantrail.org.

Website: The town has begun work on developing a new website, and will soon be posting a survey online and speaking to residents to find out what they would like on the website. The new site will make it easier for the public to access town information and stay up to date on town news. The website will be unveiled in spring of 2017.

Gardening

Scraps for composting available: Do you tend a garden that composts? Friendship Trays keep its kitchen scraps for gardeners. If you you are interested, you will need to come by Friendship Trays Inc., 2401-A Distribution St., Charlotte 28203 to collect. Call 704-333-9229 for details.

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