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Roll of Honor – World War II Stories and Profiles

The following is the first in a series relating to a special honors program celebrating World War II men and women from the greater Charlotte area. A program is appropriately scheduled for November 11, Veterans Day.  Recovered after 70 years, the Roll of Honor photos celebrate more than 500 veterans from the greater Charlotte area.   “You can’t tell a story of war without faces. Faces carry history.” Stephanie Zacharek, Time Magazine, July 31, 2017. Can you imagine finding 550 World War II veteran photographs that have been absent from public view for more than 70 years? Last fall...

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CHS Orioles varsity football brings home another win

Friday, Sept. 8, the Charlotte Orioles made their triumphant return to the Capital Area Activities Conference.  The Orioles were on the road at Waverly High School. Charlotte earned its second victory of the year to push their record to 2-1 on the year and is currently tied for first place in the CAAC Red division. It was another night of running the ball and controlling the line of scrimmage for the Orioles. CHS had a strong game from some of the usual suspects and a few of their younger players. Dom Ghiardi rushed for 220 yards and had five...

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Connect the dots at HGB’s 5th Annual Gala

Hayes Green Beach Memorial Hospital is excited to welcome all to an evening of creativity and connection at its fifth annual fundraising gala from 7 to 10 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 14. This year’s theme is inspired by the Herman Melville quote, “We cannot live only for ourselves. A thousand fibers connect us; and among those fibers our actions run as causes, and they come back to us as effects.” “The theme of ‘connect the dots’ will be demonstrated throughout each element at the event,” said Barbara Fulton, HGB director of community development. “From clever photo opportunities and inspired auction...

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New family practice opens in Eaton Rapids

Health care providers from Charlotte Medical Group and Family Care Specialists in Charlotte have expanded their family medicine practice to Eaton Rapids as One Team Family Health. In addition to their current practices, Kimberly Friar, M.D., from Charlotte Medical Group, and Todd Otten, M.D., and Julie Coenen, N.P., from Family Care Specialists are now scheduling patients at the new Eaton Rapids location at 1415 S. Main Street, Suite C, in front of the Family Fare grocery store. “We care for quite a few Eaton Rapids patients in our Charlotte practices,” said Dr. Friar. “Our new location provides additional flexibility and scheduling options for those patients, as well as any local residents who are looking for a primary care provider in that area.” One Team Family Health is accepting new patients. The office is currently open 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Tuesday through Friday. Dr. Friar sees patients Tuesdays, Dr. Otten sees patients Wednesdays and Fridays, and Ms. Coenen sees patients Thursdays. The other days of the week the providers will continue to schedule patients in their Charlotte offices. Call (517) 663-4809 if you have any questions or to schedule an appointment in Eaton Rapids. The One Team Family Health practice manages care for patients of all ages. In addition to preventive medicine the providers specialize in men’s and women’s health, pediatrics, obesity management and diabetes. It collaborates with local...

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Full Circle to make debut on the Courthouse Square

Local band Full Circle will take to the Courthouse Square stage this coming Thursday evening, August 10, as part of the Summer Concerts on the Square free music series.  Created from members of the award-winning bands “Insol” and “Voodoo Chilli,” Full Circle will feature acoustic rock from the 1970s through the 1990s. Full Circle is one of the most local bands the series will feature this year, with members coming from both Charlotte and Holt. The band consists of Ken Merley on drums and vocals, Sean Bodell on guitar, harmonica and lead vocals, and Tom Baker on bass guitar...

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