The Great Charlotte Clean-Up
Every year, Keep Charlotte Beautiful participates in the Keep America Beautiful, Great American Clean-Up by hosting a local Great Charlotte Clean-Up. This clean-up effort is the nation’s largest community improvement program, built on a foundation of individual responsibility and civic pride.
This year’s Great Charlotte Clean-Up will take place April 27―29. All neighborhoods, businesses and individuals are encouraged to take part in a clean-up during this weekend. Visit the Great Charlotte Clean-Up webpage to register your clean-up effort or sign up to volunteer to help with a clean-up project.
For more information about Keep Charlotte Beautiful or the Great Charlotte Clean-Up, contact Aisha Alexander at 704-336-2175 or email@example.com.
BIKE! Charlotte: April 27-May 13
Where there’s a wheel, there’s a way! That’s the theme for the 12th annual BIKE! Charlotte; 17 days of bicycle-related events and promotions designed to encourage families, friends, and colleagues to break out the bike and use it as a means of transportation and recreation.
Events will take place April 27 through May 13 and include an agenda of exciting activities for children and adults. Through these activities, BIKE! Charlotte hopes to empower Charlotte residents to incorporate the bicycle into everyday life. For more information, visit bikecharlotte.org.
Bark in the Park
Animal Care & Control is teaming up with Charlotte-Mecklenburg Storm Water Services to host Bark in the Park. HomeAgain microchips will be available for only a $10 donation, which can be made via cash or check. Free registration in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Animal Care & Control database will also be available at the event.
Saturday, April 28
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
4431 Neck Road
Huntersville, NC 28078
Visit Animal Care & Control’s website to learn more about this and other Animal Care & Control events.
Community Conversation on Amendment One
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Community Relations, Mecklenburg Ministries, and the Community Building Initiative are co-hosting a community conversation focusing on the proposed Amendment One to the NC Constitution which defines opposite-sex marriage as the only legally recognized domestic union in the state.
Tuesday, May 1
Queens University Sports Complex
2229 Tyvola Road
Topics covered include:
• What are the legal implications of the proposed constitutional amendment?
• Why do some people believe we need this amendment while others feel so strongly that it will be harmful to NC?
• Is this a question of morality, religion, economics, and/or equality?
• How do we respect the views of people with whom we adamantly disagree?
To RSVP, please contact Willie Ratchford at 704-336-2195 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Click here to learn more about the event.
Small Business Month 2012
This year, Charlotte is celebrating small businesses during the entire month of May. The City and County, along with the other CharlotteBusinessResources.com partners, will be celebrating, educating and inspiring small businesses and local entrepreneurs throughout the month with special events and recognitions, including a kick-off event with the Mayor and City Council on May 2. The month promises to provide numerous opportunities for small businesses to participate and will end with the City/County Crowns of Enterprise Awards ceremony on May 24 where several local businesses will be honored.
For more information about Small Business Month, contact Gail Whitcomb, email@example.com.
Sign up to Stay in the Loop!
Register now at DNCinfo.charlottenc.gov for updates via email or text message; it’s the City’s official website to keep residents, business owners and commuters updated leading up to and during the convention.
After the site’s full launch in June, topics on the site will include:
- public safety
- public transportation
- street closures
- trash and recycling
- permits and ordinances
- ...and much more.
Residents can sign up using the Notify Me icon and will begin receiving alerts specific to their preferences or location. To learn more, see the March DNC Update.
Power2 Live Green Grant Success
Congratulations to all of the Power2 Live Green Grant recipients. Neighborhood & Business Services (N&BS) received 19 applications and was able to award funding to 11 neighborhoods:
· Graham Heights Neighborhood Association
· Enderly Park Neighborhood Association
· Park Crossing Owners Association
· Northwood Estates Community Organization
· Oaklawn Park Improvement Organization
· Washington Heights Community Assoc. Inc
· Plaza Midwood Neighborhood Association
· Commonwealth Morningside Neighborhood Association
· Queens Towers HOA
· Grier Heights Community Improvement Organization
· Revolution Park Neighborhood Home Improvement Project
For more information about N&BS Energy Programs, please contact Nicole Storey,
firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit the Power2 website to learn more about how Charlotte is setting the bar for how communities achieve energy efficiency and improve conservation.
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