MOORESVILLE, N.C. -- Lake Norman Regional Medical Center will host the American Cancer Society's "Look Good ... Feel Better" program Monday, June 17, from 6:15 to 8:15 p.m. in the private dining room at Lake Norman Regional Medical Center. A complementary dinner will be provided. Guided by volunteer cosmetologists, female cancer patients who participate in this class will learn how to use make-up and skin care techniques to overcome the appearance-related effects of chemotherapy and radiation.
HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. -- Historic Latta Plantation will help visitors step back in time every Saturday, June 15-Aug. 17, during Living History Saturdays by touring the last remaining Catawba River Plantation open to the public.
Tours of the circa 1800 Latta home are available daily. Visitors can also tour the 11 outbuildings, kitchen and garden, and see rare and endangered breeds of historic livestock.
HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. -- The effort to help one of their own continues for members of the Huntersville Fire Department, which is distributing tickets as part of a month-long fundraiser to benefit a fellow Huntersville fireman. Firefighter Jeff Reid, who has served the Huntersville community for more than three decades and also works with the Charlotte Fire Department, is awaiting a bone marrow transplant as the latest treatment in his ongoing battle with chronic lymphatic leukemia.
Matthew Crowley, of Huntersville Boy Scout Troop 156, has earned the distinction of Eagle Scout after completing all of the merit badge requirements as well as installing a "sound garden" for The Children's House in Davidson for his Eagle project. The sound garden is a structure featuring instruments such as cowbells, xylophones, tin drums, tambourines, wind chimes, a triangle and a gong. It is designed to not only be a piece of playground equipment, but also a musically interactive environment for the children. Crowley is the son of Stephen and Leslie Crowley. Troop 156 is sponsored by the Huntersville Congregation of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
The next Concert on the Green in downtown Davidson will be Sunday, June 16, 6-8 p.m. featuring the party/rock/variety sounds of Pushh. Concerts on the Green are regularly held the first and third Sunday evenings of the month on the Davidson Village Green.
Emma Casso Tovar
Mrs. Tovar, 93, of Churchill Assisted Living in Mooresville died Sunday, June 2, at Levine & Dickson Hospice House. She was born Feb. 24, 1920, in El Paso, Texas, to the late Thomas and Adela Solis Casso. She taught English as a second language for 14 years and was a former owner of a flower shop.
She is survived by her daughter, Karen Tovar of Cornelius; sons, Martin Tovar of California and Rick Tovar and wife, Pam, of Wisconsin; sister, Mary Lou Flores of California; 16 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Toby Tovar, daughter, Yvonne McLaughlin; and son, Toby Tovar Jr.
A funeral service was held in El Paso. Memorials may be made to Levine & Dickson Hospice House, 11900 Vanstory Drive, Huntersville, NC 28078; or Little Smiles, Att. Margi Kyle, 17748 Kings Point Drive, Cornelius, NC 28031. Raymer-Kepner Funeral Home and Cremation Service is serving the family.
Ewell Washington Hopper Jr.
Mr. Hopper, 88, of Charlotte died Sunday, June 2, at his residence. He was born July 21, 1924, in York, S.C., to late Ewell Washington and Maggie Paire Hopper. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy
He is survived by his wife, Marion Hopper; son, Douglas Hopper and wife, Debra, of Huntersville; two grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Services were private. James Funeral Home of Huntersville is serving the family.
Walter Wright, Sr.
Mr. Wright, 85, of Mooresville died Tuesday, June 4, at Lake Norman Regional Medical Center. He was born Feb. 8, 1928, in Farmville, Va., to the late Jack and Sarah Wood Wright. He was a retired mechanic after 40 years of service.
He is survived by his children, Barbara Duncan and husband, Bryant, Francis Covington, Patricia Dedrick and husband, Dennis, Walter Wright Jr., David Wright, Gary Wright and wife, Rose, Scott Wright and Dustin Wright; sisters, Della Howell, Mary Minnick, Peggy Fair and Blanche James; brothers, Robert Wright and Charles Wright; and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by sister, Sarah Sloan; and brothers, Joe Wright, Horace Wright and Otis Wright.
A funeral service was held Friday, June 7, in the chapel at Cavin-Cook Funeral Home with Joyce Mills officiating. Cavin-Cook Funeral Home of Mooresville is serving the family.
Sara Hooker Blanchard Erickson
Mrs. Erickson, 87, of Davidson died Wednesday, June 5, at The Pines at Davidson. She was born July 5, 1925, in Niagra Falls, N.Y., to the late Ralph and Margaret Hooker Blanchard.
A graveside service was held Monday, June 10, at the Salisbury National Cemetery. Raymer-Kepner Funeral Home of Huntersville is serving the family.
Diane Mayhew Day
Mrs. Day, 71, of Mooresville died Wednesday, June 5, at Gordon Hospice House in Statesville. She was born April 10, 1942, in Iredell County to the late Ford and Dessie Talbert Mayhew. She worked as a bank teller for more than 30 years. She was an active member of McKendree Chapel United Methodist Church, where she was a member of the UMC Women's Circle.
She is survived by her husband, Richard Day; children, Melissa Taylor and husband, Wayne, and Duncan Day and wife, Leslie; brothers, Ricky Mayhew and Grady Mayhew; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by grandson, Duncan Day Jr.
A funeral service was held Saturday, June 8, at McKendree Chapel United Methodist Church with the Rev. Susan Heun officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Gordon Hospice House, 2341 Simonton Road, Statesville, NC 28625; or McKendree Chapel United Methodist Church, 291 McKendree Road, Mooresville, NC 28117; or Levine Cancer Institute, 1021 Morehead Medical Drive, Charlotte, NC 28204. Cavin-Cook Funeral Home of Mooresville is serving the family.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The U.S. National Whitewater Center will host the second annual Brew Stash Bash, an all-day festival that invites guests to taste and learn about various craft brews while enjoying live music performances on Saturday, June 15. The festival will begin with the Brew Dash 6K, followed by an afternoon of craft beer sampling and live music.
MOORESVILLE, N.C. -- The Mooresville Art Guild at The Depot will feature Annie Glacken in Gallery 1 beginning June 11. A native of St. Louis, Mo., she and her husband have lived in Louisiana, Texas and Virginia before settling in North Carolina. Her chosen medium is watercolor because of its spontaneous traits. She has studied with Susan Crouch, Sterling Edwards, Jan Groenemann, A. J. Schexnayder, Jennie Tomlin, Wes Waugh and William Youngblood. Her work has been exhibited in juried and judged shows and has won several awards.
MOORESVILLE, N.C. -- Grammy and Indie Award-winning Al Petteway and Amy White will perform Sunday, June 16, at 7 p.m. as part of the Saint Patrick's Episcopal Church's Solas Leighis concert series. Currently residing in Asheville, the duo offer a blend of original, traditional, contemporary Celtic- and Appalachian-influenced music with occasional nods to rock and jazz.
HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. -- Emphasis on a green build and healthy living theme from an outdoor garden right down to the building materials, Forrestal Academy, a preschool that will serve ages six weeks through pre-kindergarten, last week broke grown on its new campus in The Park Huntersville.