Waxhaw spreads its reach all the way to Hungary

Jan. 26, 2013 @ 05:03 PM

How do you like the “Big Chill?” Wow, it is cold all over the world!

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The Town of Waxhaw certainly has been busy in the last couple of months! But you would think it would slow down in the early part of the new year, but no, not in Waxhaw. It just keeps going.

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Carolinas Chiropractic and Spinal Rehab hosted its “Ribbon Cutting” this past Wednesday. Quite a crowd assembled to be on hand to wish Dr. Kyle B. Jones good luck in his new expanded office. Where? He’s at 101 D Waxhaw Professional Park Drive right in beautiful, historical Waxhaw. Although he has been here three years, he has been so well received Dr. Jones needed larger quarters. It was so great to see Waxhaw Mayor Daune Gardner, Commissioners Erin Kirkpatrick and Brett Diller, as well as Town Manager Mike McLauren attending the very happy Ribbon Cutting.

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Summerfield Tire & Service has opened their new location, right at the corner of Waxhaw Parkway and Providence Road, and hosted their “Ribbon Cutting” a week ago Friday. The exterior is so attractive, I had to find out what the interior looked like. It is beautiful, and so well laid out. There’s a place for the kids to play while Mom or Dad waits for the car or truck to be serviced. There are public restrooms for customers - just terrific. A Grand Opening is planned for sometime in the near future. Lots of good luck to you, Summerfield’s.

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Have you heard about ‘Labor of Love?’ Calvin and Gezell Fleming, Trainer and Wellness Coaches, the proprietors, want to help “”Creating The New You.” From all reports, I hear people saying they feel like “new” after several sessions with this dynamic duo. People tell me that Calvin and Gezell are considered “people whisperers” - that’s how good they are found to be. Besides being almost miracle workers, they are extremely nice, as well as very talented at what they do. They’re located at 3909 Providence Road South, in Suite C. Stop in and have a chat with this lovely couple. You’ll be glad you did.

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Rave reviews are what I heard regarding “God’s Man In Texas.” The next scheduled event of the Storefront Theatre is “An Evening of 10-Minute Plays” on March 2 at 7:30 p.m., and March 3rd at 2:30 p.m. Reservations recommended. mail@thestorefronttheatre.org, or call 704-243-7283.

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Kelly Hook, daughter of Diane and Larry, recently went to San Francisco, as she was hired by Prezi, a most innovative organization. Kelly hardly had time to unpack when the company informed her she had her first assignment in Budapest, Hungary. Kelly was assigned to Prezi’s Social Renovation Project in Hungary 2013. In receipt of an e-mail video, I witnessed Kelly and her team working very diligently renovating tattered and well worn homes that were in desperate need of repairs to not only keep the frigid cold out, but to make habitable. What I learned from the video is that this young team had truly undertaken a mammoth project. Amazing as it may seem, they were really enjoying every aspect of their plan, especially the Hungarian food, music, artwork, etc. Kelly, you go, girl.

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The Third Annual Spring Fundraiser of the Friends of the Ethel K Smith Library for Wingate University, will feature Wiley Cash, author of “A Land More Kind Than Home.” Friday, February 15, at 7 p.m. in the Rolling Hills Country Club, 2722 Roosevelt Boulevard, in Monroe. Tickets are $50 per person, with a buffet and cash bar. Reservations necessary, call Christy Inge at 704-233-8091.

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The Waxhaw Woodturners meet the first Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. Call 704-843-4907, or http://waxhawwt.com.

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The Carolina Regional Mustang Club meets the 1st Tuesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. at the Captain’s Galley restaurant on Independence Blvd. in Matthews. Call 704-572-0006, or www.ponytales.org.

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The Friends of the Union County Public Libraries has scheduled its 2013 Ladies Spring Tea for Wednesday, April 10th at the Rolling Hills Country Club, featuring Jennifer Niven. Jennifer Niven’s first novel, “Velva Jean Learns to Drive” was released July,2009. The second book in the Velva Jean series, “Velva Jean Learns to Fly,” was released in August 2011, and the third book of the series, “Becoming Clementine” was published in September 2012. Jennifer is now working on the fourth book in this series, “American Blonde,” which will be on the stands in 2014. Mark your calendar.

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The Garden Club of Waxhaw met this past Thursday evening (the organization always meets the 4th Thursday evening of the month) at the home of Maria and Leon Brinew. A very successful evening, to say the very least.

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Two of my favorite people passed on to greener pastures last week. I feel compelled to write about them. One, my brother-in-law, Frank Campo, whom I have known since I was fourteen years old. Frank was a career Air Force man. He served our country in WWII and Korea. He married my sister, Grace, in 1951, and when they were on leave from the Air Force, they always stopped in New York to see the family for part of their vacation. Frank was a good brother-in-law, husband, father, grandfather, but mostly a good friend. Frank was ecstatic when the entire family went to visit him this past October in Rockledge, Florida, for his 92nd birthday. He passed January 14th. He will be sorely missed. Another, and, coincidently, also 92. Stan “The Man” Musial. How Stan brightened my life when he would wave to me in Ebbetts Field in Brooklyn, when the Cardinals played the Dodgers. I’d yell to him “Hey, Stan”and he would wave to me. Some things are always remembered. He was my “hero.” More stars ought to be like him.

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Is it time for your cat or dog to receive his/her Rabies vaccination? The Union County Animal Service Bureau has scheduled a Rabies vaccination clinic for $10 per animal for Saturday, February 9th from 9:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. at Tractor Supply located at 1010 West Roosevelt Blvd in Monroe.

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Reminding you that the Waxhaw Weddington Rotary meets at the CMC Community on Providence Road at 7:30 a.m. every Thursday morning. Visitors are welcome. Rotary is a fantastic way of meeting people - requirements are to either be a professional or a business owner. Stop in at a Rotary meeting, and learn what you have been missing!

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First Friday is coming up this week - February 1st. It starts at 5 p.m. until 8 p.m., with discounts being offered by some of the restaurants and shops right on Main Street in beautiful, historic Waxhaw.

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The Union County Community Arts Council has planned a “Night For The Arts” on Saturday, March 2nd. Beginning at 6:30 p.m., the event will include dinner, dancing and show, featuring ‘Party on the Moon’ the band that has been named the #1 band in America for corporate and private parties.

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From reports that I have been hearing, it sounds like there are lots of ideas being considered to erect a new town hall with additional amenities that are much needed in light of the growth of this lovely little town. I just wish everything could remain the same, but I like to dream. But when you think about it, a new building could be built to look the same as the existing buildings downtown, couldn’t it?

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Reminder: The Union County Master Gardener’s annual tree sale is scheduled for February 16th from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m. at the Ag Center. People tell me that it’s a good idea to arrive early.

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Well, I sure enjoyed the Inauguration ceremonies and festivities. Washington certainly was busy that day! All those people were having a ball. Did you see Al Roker? Wasn’t he a riot? It was a great day.

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February 9th is the date the Union Symphony has scheduled its “Up Close and Personal” show. Where? The Monroe Country Club, at 1680 Pageland Highway. According to the press release, plans for the evening include delicious food as well as “romantic” dancing. Want more info? go on the organization’s website: www.unionsymphony.org.

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Have a great week, take time to smell the roses, schedule your mammo, but most important, remember how much “fina” it is to wake up in Carolina.