International Sandwich Fest

International Sandwich Fest

Come out on April 30, 2016 to enjoy  the Best Bites and Bands of East Charlotte.    The International Sandwich Fest will be an all day FREE event held at  Aldergate. The East Charlotte community is rich with neighbors from many cultures.  The International Sandwich Festival will be a day full of great food and family friendly entertainment for local residents.   Come out and join the fun and be sure to like the FB Event Page !  Share your pics with us on Twitter

Celebrating Social Media Day 2015

Social Media is a powerful platform that has changed the way  we all communicate.  It has offered new and more efficient ways for businesses, communitees and organizations to interact and get things done.   

To celebrate Social Media Day, June 30th, we are hosting our annual  Giveaway!!   
We are giving away a “Tweet Speak” Tee to 5 lucky winners

It is easy to enter,  just sign in the Rafflecopter Contest below!  

Entrants must  add a comment to this  blog post

Entrants can gain extra points:
-by tweeting about the contest
– following via Twitter.

If you have questions feel free to use the Voice Mail  app (left side of the page)
here on the site to contact us.

Winners will be  chosen at random and announced on Friday July 10th here on the East Charlotte Tweets Blog.  Winners will be notified via email and must reply by midnight on July12th.

Entrants must be  at least 18 years old  and able to receive  shipment to an address within a local Charlotte, NC  zipcode.

CAFM Health Ministry Team Promotes Wellness in East Charlotte

Members of the Central Apostolic Faith Mission Health Ministry Team were out in the community  taking blood pressures in the East Charlotte region of the Queen City.  Members of the community were offered free blood pressure screening so they could “know their numbers” The CAFM Health Ministry  Team will be partnering with several local businesses to support the community and promote healthy living choices.   Their mission is to teach the public what their blood pressure range should be and offer useful information about maintaining a healthy lifestyle.   On May 2 this team  was able to set up at  Food Lion  #1365.  They look forward to serving the local community at other area businesses in the near future.  If your East Charlotte business or organization would like to have a blood pressure screening station set up for a local event  please contact Central Apostolic Faith Mission.

America Recycles Day 2014 – Queen City Paper Shred Event

On Saturday November 15th citizens across our great nation will participate in America Recycles Day.  Here in Charlotte, as part of the Wipe Out Waste Campaign our County Solid Waste Services will host a one day paper shredding event at multiple recycling facilities.   

East Charlotte residents can safely dispose of old documents at the Hickory Grove Recycling Center located at 8007 Pence Rd between the hours of 8am and 12 noon.

For more information about this event please visit the Wipe Out Waste website.
Here is a list of the other Queen City  recycle centers  participating  the event:

North Mecklenburg Recycling Center — 12300 N. Statesville Road

West Mecklenburg Recycling Center – 8440 Byrum Drive

Foxhole Recycling Center and Yard Waste – 17131 Lancaster Highway

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 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)

Headlines Barber Shop Collecting Food Donations For Second Harvest Food Bank

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Post by Jan Pettis.

Headlines Barber Shop will be colleting food for the Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina thru August 16th.  Their goal is to raise 1,000 pounds of food!!  Be sure to drop off donations to support this great community effort.  – 5309 E. Independence Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28212 

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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