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Fridays Live kicks off May 17

Fridays Live kicks off May 17

By Kathy Hill Beginning Friday, May 17, Edge City Brewery will host the Fridays Live concert series every third Friday through November. MoRA began this FREE community concert series seven years ago at the Embrace Sculpture – our community gathering place at 6697...

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MoRA installs new bike racks along Monroe Road

MoRA installs new bike racks along Monroe Road

By Stephanie Marshall Cyclists on the Monroe Road corridor have new places to park and explore! MoRA recently created 12 custom-designed bike racks funded in part by a 2022-2023 Infusion Grant. The bike rack project reflects MoRA's advocacy for affordability, mobility...

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Nurture nature with the Mason Wallace Park Advocates

Nurture nature with the Mason Wallace Park Advocates

By Dave MolinaroMason Wallace Park Advocates Dear Neighbors, For years, our dedicated team of volunteers, the Mason Wallace Park Advocates, has been the heartbeat of Mason Wallace Park, transforming it into a vibrant sanctuary for all to enjoy. We’ve rolled up our...

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The ‘Everything You Need in One Store’ Store

The ‘Everything You Need in One Store’ Store

MoRA has heard for years that the UPS Store on Monroe Road has especially loyal customers. So when local small business owner Vikee Koh wrote and told us why, we wanted to pass it on. By Vikee KohDesigner Diva Media OK, it’s really called The UPS Store! But after you...

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Thank you Tricia Tam

Thank you Tricia Tam

Thank you, Tricia Tam MoRA's communications will look a little different in 2024 It’s daunting to write a thank you message to Tricia Tam. Because this is what she’s so good at. For the past few years, she has been the one crafting the MoRA message. And finding the...

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Dick Darlington remembered

Dick Darlington remembered

A MoRA Founder, Remembered Richard Stiles Darlington  1943 - 2023 In September, MoRA lost one of its founding members, a renaissance man with strong views and an open mind. Dick Darlington was foundational. Whatever he chose to spend time on seemed more important,...

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Concert for the Human Family

Concert for the Human Family

Friday, November 10 • 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. East Mecklenburg High School • 6800 Monroe Rd., Charlotte, NC 28212 “Pay as You Can” Tickets at eventbrite.comWhat could happen if barriers dissolved, preconceptions faded, and only the art and its message remained center stage?...

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Fall Activity Guide, October 15-31

Fall Activity Guide, October 15-31

With festive activities around every pumpkin-piled corner, October feels like a month of Saturdays along Monroe Road.   Month of October - “Pumpkins for Parkinson’s” at Vaulted Oak. All pumpkins are $10 or enjoy a pint + a pumpkin for $15. Proceeds benefit The...

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Marco’s Pizza opens on Monroe Rd

Marco’s Pizza opens on Monroe Rd

Former neighbor (and MoRA board member) Marc Seelinger, Jr. and wife Cherry have found their way back to the area. This time, as business owners of a new Marco’s Pizza. A lot of life has happened since their move to Belmont years ago. They welcomed two baby...

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Kick Cancer fundraiser & soccer match

Kick Cancer fundraiser & soccer match

East Meck Student Congress and Claire's Army invite the community to the 𝗞𝗜𝗖𝗞 𝗖𝗔𝗡𝗖𝗘𝗥 𝗙𝗨𝗡𝗗𝗥𝗔𝗜𝗦𝗘𝗥 at 5:30pm on Wednesday, October 11, 2023. Free admission to the game with a donation.   100% of the proceeds from sales snacks & baked goods will benefit Claire's...

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Live Jazz at Embrace, Oct. 15

Live Jazz at Embrace, Oct. 15

Live Jazz at Embrace FREE concert from Culture Blocks Sundays are made for relaxing with neighbors and friends...and listening to the soulful rhythms of jazz. Gather 'round Embrace to hear the powerhouse musicians of A Sign of the Times of the Carolinas, a west side...

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Latin Jazz, free concerts at Embrace

Latin Jazz, free concerts at Embrace

Latin Jazz live at Embrace Two FREE concerts from Culture Blocks Get ready for two Latin Jazz Concerts at Embrace this fall. The FREE music events are sponsored by ASC’s Culture Blocks - a community partnership funded by Mecklenburg County. Featuring:  A Sign of the...

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Free Shakespeare returns with Bard at The Barn

Free Shakespeare returns with Bard at The Barn

Shepherd Shakespeare Co. presents: As You Like ItIn collaboration with Levine Properties and MoRA   This project was made possible, in part, with funding from ASC, and the N.C. Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural & Cultural Resources. Bard...

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Roller Skating at Summer Breeze, Aug. 17

Roller Skating at Summer Breeze, Aug. 17

Join us for Roller Skating on Aug. 17 Roller skating enthusiasts and novices alike, come out to create some wonderful memories by joining the roller skating fun at our Summer Breeze concert on August 17. Thanks to Dr. Alyssa Sprowl and her A List Smiles Orthodontics...

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July at Independence Library

July at Independence Library

It's Summer Break! Take your imagination on a journey. Read, Learn, and Explore. Check out this sampling of FREE programming for children and adults at our local Independence Library—located at the corner of Conference Drive and Monroe Road. Children’s Services Weekly...

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MoRA Business Mixer, June 2023

MoRA Business Mixer, June 2023

Monroe Road businesses attended MoRA's Business Mixer on Tuesday night, June 27, 2023. The crew had such a good time that several stayed late and suggested that we host mixers more often. Bé-Em Asian Kitchen was the perfect venue, and owner Loan Tran welcomed everyone...

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How do you feel about Corporate Owned Rentals?

How do you feel about Corporate Owned Rentals?

Neighbors, HOA's, and local and state leaders are all looking for answers to address the surge of corporate owned rentals—single-family homes purchased by large institutional investors for the purposes of renting them out to generate rental income. The...

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Native Plant Sale 4/29

Native Plant Sale 4/29

Native Plant Sale  Saturday, April 29th, 2023 10am to 1pm (while supplies last) at Wild Birds Unlimited If you felt inspired by neighbors certifying their yards as Wildlife Habitats and are looking for ways to improve your landscape, then this event is PERFECT for...

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