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Doing fieldwork in Tanzania and Kenya in college, Charlottean Meghann Sehorn visited Nkoaranga Orphanage in Arusha and became particularly close with young Maasai triplets — Helena, Mathayo and Yusufu. She was inspired. Thirteen years later, the organization she founded, The Foundation for Tomorrow, addresses the vulnerability of Tanzanian children through educational initiatives. Today, Meghann shares her story with our partner, People of Charlotte.
According to WBTV, a statue of Bigfoot was stolen from Mountaineer Landscaping in Linville last Friday night. Investigators are asking anyone who saw anything unusual outside the business overnight to call the Avery County sheriff’s office. Here’s what these stock images had to say about it. Tell us what you think at firstname.lastname@example.org
One of our joys is taking a little peek into the day to day lives of Charlotte’s creatives. With students headed back to school, social media is flooded with photos of holding signs saying “First day of [INSERT GRADE LEVEL HERE]!” But, what milestones are other Queen City creatives celebrating this week? This one got us laughing. Providence Day School’s power couple, Andrea and Jessee Downs, are commemorating the 1,237th time they yelled up the stairs, “Are you ready YET?”
The Queen City is a generous place accented by talented creatives who lend their skills and resources to nonprofits and community initiatives. Here are two with looming deadlines.
Make-A-Mark Charlotte 2019
The deadline to submit your project in need of free creative aid OR to volunteer your services as a creative volunteer developing solutions for the selected projects is this Saturday, August 31. Click here to apply.
HUG (Helpful Unfettered Gift) Micro-Grants
Each month at CreativeMornings/Charlotte, creatives who need a little push or leg up to move an idea forward (nonprofit or for-profit) are awarded $250 strings-free micro-grants. The deadline to be considered for September is Friday, August 30. Click here to apply. (Psst! You can also donate to the cause.)
When you’re running the Around The Crown 10K on Sept. 1, you’ll take a short jaunt on Church Street just past mile four. For a little extra motivation, look right after you pass the Frederick Building. You’ll see a purple a pink house built in the 1890s — the McNinch House. It was long home to the McNinch family (four of whom served as mayors) and President Taft slept there in 1909 when he traveled to the city to celebrate Meck Deck Day. (Take THAT, naysayers!)
After careful restoration, it’s been one of Charlotte’s premier restaurants and a place to celebrate special occasions for decades. Which brings us back to the race. Why not get a reservation to reward yourself for a race well run. Just bring a change of clothes — sandals, flip flops and shorts are not allowed. It’s OG CLT like that.
This Queen City exploration is powered by OrthoCarolina.
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