Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market Hiring in East Charlotte

Walmart is building  a new Neighborhood Market at  the corner of East W.T. Harris Boulevard and Albermarle Road.  They have began the hiring process for 95 available positions at this location.  Those interested in applying for available positions can  initiate an application at the careers.walmart.com page and designate store #4148.  

Walmart Neighborhood Market, Charlotte NC

Charlotte Neighborhood Leadership Awards

Neighborhoods and neighborhood leaders collaborate with City staff to accomplish great things throughout our community. While volunteering can be a thankless job at times, the 2014 Neighborhood Leadership Awards provides you with the opportunity to show your appreciation for the work that neighborhoods do to make our city a great place to live, work and play.
Several City departments have crafted special awards to celebrate accomplishments and inspire additional efforts.  The 2014 Neighborhood Leadership Awards categories, and the names of the City departments that will sponsor each award category, are below.
·   Community Safety Ambassador 
(Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department)
·   Moving Forward 
(Charlotte Department of Transportation)
·   Good Neighbors 
(Neighborhood & Business Services’ Code Enforcement division)
·   Sustainability Pioneer 
(Neighborhood & Business Services’ Community Engagement division)

Back to School 2014 Library Summer Festival

It’s here – we all knew it was eventually coming — BACK TO SCHOOL 2014!   It’s true, we must all begin the work @ wrapping our thoughts around the end of summer, school days and cooler weather.  The Charlotte Public Libraries at Hickory Grove and Sugar Creek will be host  their annual Back To School Festival  August 16th.  The festivities will kick off at 10a but to participate you must  register – which begins at 9A.

The entertaining and educational activiities will surely bring smiles and laughter to kids of all ages!! Registered attendees will also recieve FREE  school supplies.
For more information please contact :

Hickory Grove Public Library 

5935 Hickory Grove Rd.
Charlotte, NC 28215

Sugar Creek Public Library
4045 N. Tryon St. suite A
Charlotte, NC 28273

This local  event was shared with us by local junior  #EastCLT reporter J. Cin.  Many thanks for helping get the word out to the East Charlotte Community.  

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Groovy New Street Signs in the Grove Park Community

The East Charlotte Ninja was out and about recently and noted these very nice street signs added to the tops of the Harris Blvd street signs in the Grove neighborhood.  We think they are great!!  Wouldn’t it be nice if all the different areas could be “tagged” this way?  It truly adds a nice touch!!

If you have a nice addition to your East Charlotte neighborhood that you would like East Charlotte Tweets to share please drop us a line at eastclttweets(at)gmail.com.  We would love to share all that is  positive in the East!

East Charlotte Yard Art

Yard Art Day Project
Yard Art Day 

The East Charlotte Ninja was out and about this past Labor Day Weekend.  I got to see some great displays of beauty created by East Charlotte residents participating in the Yard Art Day 2013. Yard Art Day is an annual grassroots community event created by  Deborah T.  to encourage  local residents to express themselves creatively.  The Yard Art Day project supports all creative spirits within our metro area and provides us with a tremendous opportunity to share our unique view of ART! This type of sharing truly inspires a sense of community and connectedness.

Many thanks to the Eastside residents who took time to develop these great displays and brighten up our community.  I encourage all the residents of the Eastside to consider participating next year. To learn more about how you can join the beautiful fun please visit the website at YARDARTDAY.ORG

Memorial United Methodist Church Blankets Soldiers with Love

This past spring members of the Memorial United Methodist Church worked to hand craft 70 beautiful blankets for wounded warriors at Fort Bragg.  These Blankets for Recovery are a wonderful example of positive community service that truly makes a difference.  
If you would like to establish a Blankets for Recovery Project for soldiers please visit
Flags Across the Nation where you can find instructions about how to start such a project. 

We would love to cover your East Charlotte Community Service Project here at East Charlotte 
Tweets.  Please send an email or send a tweet to have your project featured right here!!

Creative Expression of Dance and Drums in East Charlotte

East Charlotte North Carolina Dance Class
The Albemarle Recreation Center (Idlewild Rd North) is now hosting a unique and exciting creative dance platform entitled Mufuka Works. The East Charlotte Community now can join the creative classes offered by Mufuka works on Thursday and Friday evenings at the Rec Center.

Under the direction of instructor Elsie Mufuka, students are encouraged to develop basic dance techniques and also learn to fuse Modern, African and Ballet movements. This amazing combination of traditional movements combined with contemporary dance is entitled AfroRusse and is the creative brainchild of Elsie. Her vision is provide dance classes and dance company performances which will educate  the Charlotte community about human life stories on all levels from youth to adult.

Mufuka Works offers students a variety of ways to experience dance and gain a broader understanding of the art form. Traditional Ballet techniques are explored by students weekly. They can also join drum classes offered by Mr. Chad. Ms Mufuka has explored dance history with her students and enjoys leading them  to reach their highest creative expressions.


If you would like to learn more about classes schedule or upcoming company performances showcasing  these  great East Charlotte creative classes visit the Mufuka Works website.

Diners Drive-Ins and Dives – East Charlotte Style

I just came across these two videos from the Food Network show Diners Drive-Ins and Dives.  It is one of my favorites to watch and I was really thrilled to see these two East Charlotte restaurants showcased by Guy Fieri!!   Have you visited either of these two places…what is your favorite item on the menu??   Jake’s Good Eats is located on Albermarle Rd and Landmark Restaurant Diner is over on Central Ave. East Charlotte has a wonderful range of places to get a great meal… What are your favorites??   I would love to feature them here!!

Jakes Good Eats
LandMark Restaurant Diner

Girl Scouts Share Holiday Cheer in East Charlotte

Girl Scout Troop 2922 Sings Christmas Carols in East Charlotte

All across the Queen City residents are enjoying the wonderful Holiday spirit.  Here in East Charlotte we have been blessed with many beautiful decorations along with expressions of merriment and cheer.  On December 22, 2012  Girl Scout Troop 2922 visited East Towne  Senior Living Center to sing Christmas Carols and visit with the residents   The Brownies and Juniors shared big smiles, candy canes and Santa caps while caroling throughout  common areas and halls. These young residents of East Charlotte are a wonderful shining example of  spreading Holiday spirit !!