'Ziti with your 'Sweetie' is Women's Club fundraiser

Jan. 25, 2014 @ 10:24 AM

How are you enjoying the Frozen Tundra?  Having just returned from New York, I not only experienced single digit temperatures, but 12” of snow!  Snowflakes began coming down at 9 a.m. Tuesday morning, and continued to fall until 6 p.m. Tuesday night.  But, despite the extreme cold, all the roads were clear by 9 a.m. Wednesday morning.  Route 495 (Long Island’s 485) was clear all the way to JFK Airport, like it didn’t even snow.  Of course, being accustomed to such weather, they should do a quick and great job.  Made the trip to see the “kids,” and join the celebration of my protege’s 50th birthday!  It was a blast.

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Let’s get down to Waxhaw business!  The Waxhaw Woman’s Club is holding a fundraiser, “Ziti With Your Sweetie,” on Valentine’s Day, Friday evening, February 14th, from 5:30 p.m. until  8 p.m., at the Waxhaw Woman’s Club, 200 East South Main Street, in Waxhaw.  Tickets are $20 per person, which includes the ziti with meatballs, salad, bread, cheese cake, and a complimentary glass of wine per adult.  You will also have the opportunity to purchase a rose for your Sweetie during dinner. This is a perfect way of enjoying Valentine’s Day with your “Sweetie,” as well as help the Waxhaw Woman’s Club raise funds. Tickets will be on sale January 27th, until February 12th, by cash or check at the following local merchants:  The Bead Merchants, 102 East South Main, Eight Legs Gallery, 310 East South Main, on Tuesdays through Saturday, from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m., or you may call Polly at 704-843-2006, or, another option, visit us at www.waxhawomans club.org  Tickets will be $25 at the door. In addition to the parking at the Woman’s Club, Eight Legs Gallery has offered guests their parking area. Sounds like a great way to spend Valentine’s Day with your Sweetie.

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    St. Gabriel’s Church Women’s Club is hosting their Annual Fashion Show February 17th, at 10 a.m. in the Ministry Center at St. Gabriel’s Church, on the corner of Sharon Amity and Providence Road. Admission is $12, but payment must be made no later than February 12.  Your check should be made out to St. Gabriel Catholic Church, and mailed to M. Widelski, 2322 Oberwood Drive, Charlotte, NC 28270.  Macy’s will provide the fashions, and Lancome will be on hand to provide all your cosmetic needs, and have products available for purchase.

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The Wesley Chapel Optimist Club is selling raffle tickets for Charlotte Bobcats 2 Club Seats.  Tickets are $5 per chance, and will benefit the Optimist Club, as well as Pediatric Cancer Campaign.  Drawing will be held February 4th at noon.  If you would like to buy a ticket, call me at 704-256-4404.

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    Another great event is planned by the Friends of the Union County Public Library today, at 3 p.m.in the Griffin Room at the Monroe Library.  Free admission, featuring A. J. Hartley, author of Macbeth, a novel, Tears Of The Jaguar, and Act Of Will.  Don’t miss this great opportunity for a cold, wintry afternoon.  Hope to see you there.

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Each time I read the newspapers or watch tv news programs, the soap opera “As The World Turns” comes to mind.  Every day the news gets worse.  I’m telling you, it’s worse than fiction.  For some examples, Justin Bieber, who our kids are paying millions of dollars to hear and see, (he’s a disgrace) the former Governor of Virginia, the Governor of New Jersey, last year it was the Governor of South Carolina, six years ago, it was the Governor of New York.  Doesn’t anyone get that our examples are extremely important to our children? (yours and mine)  I can’t help but think that raising children has become so difficult because of the examples that children see while growing up nowadays.  Look at Russia, would you want to go to the Olympics there?  The crazies  are ruining one of the best events in the world, and how about the unrest all over the planet.  It’s troubling - we have lots of work to do. Let’s start with eliminating the hate.

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 Have a good week, keep warm, schedule your mammo, but most important, remember how much “fina” it is to wake up in Carolina.