Tangles Knitting on Main is business of month

Jul. 11, 2014 @ 11:38 AM

The 4th of July Parade was wonderful.  It was fun!  The Museum of the Waxhaws won 1st Prize as re-enactment representing the Colonial, 1812, the Civil War Eras, as well as a Native American, a School Master, and a Gold Prospector.  Congratulations!  An added surprise was to see former Waxhaw Commissioner, Joyce Blythe, dressed beautifully in a very patriotic outfit, as Grand Marshall!  Joyce certainly deserved that honor.  She is always doing something charitable and helpful in Waxhaw. Joyce, it couldn’t have happened to a nicer person.  Also, Mayor Daune Gardner looked pretty as a picture atop that convertible car, and Patsy McGee, was even more beautiful than ever! Seeing Gladys Kerr was definitely an added delight! Gladys has done so much, and is so knowledgeable about local history. Senator Tommy Tucker, Assemblyman Craig Horn were very visible, as were the Paul Fitzgeralds, and most enjoyable to see them participate - voters love to see their elected officials be a part in  these local events. In case I missed someone, I apologize, but the aforementioned are the people I saw. Looking forward to Waxhaw’s Christmas Parade - it can’t come sooner enough!

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The Museum of the Waxhaws is a history of the region and a memorial to Andrew Jackson.  In the land of Jackson, the Garden of the Waxhaws, history has returned.  The culture of the Scottish-Irish settlers, who courageously forged a new civilization in the Carolina backcountry, is now remembered in this lasting memorial. This wonderful museum documents events that took place in this region from 1650 to 1900.  These two hundred and fifty years shaped the course of a young nation and gave that nation many of her greatest sons, including William R. Davie, founder of the University of North Carolina and tenth Governor of North Carolina; and Andrew Jackson, our seventh President.  If you have not visited this museum, you don’t know what you’re missing.
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    The Indian Trail Presbyterian Church on S. Indian Trail Road is hosting a Fall Festival and Craft Fair, Saturday, October 18th from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.  Features planned are Face Painting, Hayride, Popcorn, Hot Dogs, Bake Sale, Vendors, Crafts and more.  For Vendor Application and more info visit itpcusa.org

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Waxhaw residents Judy and Fred Botzenhart are tickled pink to have their grandson, Dan Botzenhart, staying with them for part of the summer.  Dan  attends Campbelll University College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences.  He is a "Pharm D. Candidate "17." He is learning more about pharmaceuticals this summer at Moore Pharmacy in Concord. We met Dan at the Chartlotte Woodcarvers Club Summer Picnic, as Grandpa Fred is an accomplished carver.  Dan is a wonderful young gentleman, and it was delightful to meet him.  We wish him lots of good fortune in the future.

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    The Waxhaw Business Association recently selected “Tangles Knitting On Main,” owned by Elizabeth Climer as business of the month.  Elizabeth opened the doors in October, 2009, and the business has been growing ever since.  Elizabeth teaches knitting to beginners, and her Mom, Rita Brunson, teaches beginning crochet.  The store is so interesting!  Such unique items for you to purchase, including patterns, needles, books about anything you need to knit or crochet, as well as any yarn you may desire to work with.  Elizabeth and her husband are residents of Waxhaw, although Elizabeth was raised in Charlotte.  Gift certificates are available, classes can be scheduled by appointment.  For more info, call 704-243-7150.  Tangles is a delightful place to see!
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    If you have not heard about Turning Point, let me tell you some important info about it.  Turning Point turns lives around. Do you know that the leading cause of injury to women ages 15-44 is domestic violence? Do you know the most dangerous time for a woman is the day she leaves her abuser?  Eighty-one percent of the women completing Turning Point’s programs are living violence-free lives. One in four families in Union County is affected by domestic violence.  Turning Point provides a safe haven with our shelter for women and children, empowering families by providing them with tools to live independent, violence-free lives.  Turning Point always needs help - mentors, shelter volunteers, clerks in their thrift stores, child care, donations.  Interested?  Call 704-283-9150.
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    I want to wish belated birthday greetings to a true gentleman, and a friend of mine, Hugh Hall, who celebrated on the 9th of July.  Many, many more, Hugh.
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    Riddle Of The Week:  What is that which every man (and woman) can divide, but cannot see where it has been divided? Answer:  Water.
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    Joke Of The Week:  A patient asked a dentist, “How much to have this tooth pulled?”  “Ninety dollars,” the dentist replied.  “For just a few minutes’ work?” “I can do it slower if you’d like.”
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    What’s going on in Waxhaw?  The Ribbon Cutting was held at the Library Association of Waxhaw’s newly relocated used book store this past Friday evening, music at the tracks also on Friday, Line Dancing on Friday evenings at the American Legion Post, Bingo on Tuesday evenings at the Legion, remember, the Legion rents out its building for events, as does the Waxhaw Woman’s Club, Waxhaw’s Fall Festival will be here before you know it, as will the Waxhaw Woman’s Club’s biennial Tour of Homes.  The tour is scheduled for December 5th and 6th.  There is an assortment of lovely, historic homes on their agenda.  Get your tickets early!  Speaking of the Waxhaw Woman’s Club, did you see those ladies marching in the parade?  Each one wore a different ensemble representing styles during the past 125 years, in honor of Waxhaw’s 125th anniversary.  You go, girls!
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    Have a great week, take time to smell the roses, schedule your mammo, and colonoscopy, but most important, remember how much “fina” it is in Carolina.