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Controlling mosquitoes in our community

Controlling mosquitoes in our community

As the weather begins to warm up, we are all looking forward to spending more time outside. Unfortunately, warmer temperatures also mean the return of mosquitoes and the “itch”. Attend a free info session to learn about the most effective and safest ways to control...

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CATS seeks neighbor input on future Silver Line Rail Trail

CATS seeks neighbor input on future Silver Line Rail Trail

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (QUEEN CITY NEWS) — The Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) is continuing to move forward with plans to create a Silver Line Light Rail that would extend all the way from Belmont to Indian Trail. In addition to the train itself, the...

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Silver Line Rail Trail – 3/27 Open House

Silver Line Rail Trail – 3/27 Open House

If you’re interested in seeing how the Monroe Road corridor can be more bike and pedestrian friendly, plan to attend the Silver Line Rail Trail - Open House:   Monday, March 27 6 – 7:30pm (drop in) Independence Regional LibraryOpen House CATS (Charlotte Area...

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Charlotte FC is looking for local families for Homestay Program

Charlotte FC is looking for local families for Homestay Program

Charlotte FC Soccer Club is looking for families who live in the area (ideally close to McAlpines Center) to share their homes with youth Academy players, ages 14-18. Hosting an Academy player through the Homestay Program is a rewarding experience—you are helping a...

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Survey Results

Survey Results

The corridor has changed dramatically since MoRA formed in 2016, which means the needs of the area are also evolving. We as an organization are always evaluating how to best serve those needs. In late February, we published a survey to ask the community, "If you could...

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Superhero Stomp coming to McAlpine

Superhero Stomp coming to McAlpine

Grab those capes, tie up those laces, and get ready to take big steps for small heroes at 24 Foundation’s inaugural Superhero Stomp 5K, 10K, Kids Fun Run and Walk. Saturday, April 1 - 8am at McAlpine Creek Park, located at 8711 Monroe Road in Charlotte. MoRA will be...

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Community Meeting 3/23: New Recycling Center & Park

Community Meeting 3/23: New Recycling Center & Park

Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation has designated the 12.2-acre parcel of land located on Monroe Road—across from Sharon Memorial and south of Sharon Amity Rd—to be a new, full-service recycling location. This same property is, additionally, planned to be a park...

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Native Plants take root in Mason Wallace Park

Native Plants take root in Mason Wallace Park

Mason Wallace Park welcomes the first of three Native Plants Plots. The idea for the plots sprang after the park's revitalization celebration in May of this year. And Mason Wallace Park Advocates (MWPA) set out to make it happen.Stephen James designed the landscape...

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“El Mercadito” hosts Grand Opening on Dec. 17

“El Mercadito” hosts Grand Opening on Dec. 17

After four weekends of “soft launch” to perfect operations, El Mercadito invites the community to celebrate its Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on Dec. 17th at 11:00 a.m.Saturday’s festivities will include a “Latino Christmas Market, live music, tamales...

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Popular Giving Machine comes to CLT

Popular Giving Machine comes to CLT

This week, you can enjoy a holiday experience like no other—visiting the Mobile Giving Machine at The Promenade, December 13-17, 2022. Light the World Giving Machines are “vending machines” that work in reverse, giving users the opportunity to purchase much-needed...

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Winter Social + Sculpture Lighting 2022

Winter Social + Sculpture Lighting 2022

Bring a friend and gather ‘round Embrace for MoRA’s Winter Social + Sculpture Lighting from 6 to 7pm on Thursday, Dec. 1st. Free hot chocolate and donuts, compliments of OMG. Kids’ holiday crafts, compliments of McClintock Woods Women’s Club. Sculpture Lighting at...

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Appreciation Breakfast for East Meck Teachers

Appreciation Breakfast for East Meck Teachers

East Meck PTSO is hosting an Appreciation Breakfast on Thursday, December 8th, 2022 to honor teachers and staff, who do the good work of guiding students toward their potential. Here are two ways you can help: Sign up here to provide a food or non-food item Share...

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Oakhurst Fall Festival – Nov. 5th

Oakhurst Fall Festival – Nov. 5th

You're invited! The shopowners at Oakhurst on Monroe are pleased to invite you and your family to the 2nd Annual Oakhurst Fall Festival! Come out for a day of fall fun and frivolity, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2022. Festival go-ers will receive a goodie...

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Meant to Bee: Chippendale Local Honey

Meant to Bee: Chippendale Local Honey

Chippendale Local Honey “It all started in 2019,” says Erika Migeon. Erika's boyfriend, Luke Shover, had mentioned being interested in beekeeping, so as a Christmas gift that year, Erika enrolled them both in Bee School through Mecklenburg County Beekeepers...

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CSO Ensemble: FREE Community Concert in October

CSO Ensemble: FREE Community Concert in October

FREE CSO Concert at The Barn at MoRAFeaturing Musicians From Your Charlotte Symphony Orchestra   Sponsored by Lowes Made possible by Levine Properties  Join us at the historic dairy barn and silos for a free concert featuring an ensemble of strings and flute from...

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FREE Shakespeare at The Barn at MoRA this fall

FREE Shakespeare at The Barn at MoRA this fall

Shepherd Shakespeare Co. and ATC present "Twelfth Night"Sponsored by Levine Properties and MoRA, with special funding from North Carolina Arts Council. Special thanks to CPCC, Emily McCurdy, and our ATC family.  MoRA is proud to announce FREE Shakespeare for ALL — at...

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ATC live theater returns to The Barn at MoRA

ATC live theater returns to The Barn at MoRA

ATC performs Evil Dead, The Musical Presented by Levine Properties & Sponsored by Morris Costumes You watched them Rock The Barn last season with live musical performances of Rock of Ages and The Rocky Horror Show.  Now the ghouls are back in town! Don't...

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The Queens Court to perform TL finale

The Queens Court to perform TL finale

The Queens Court We're closing the season with one of the city's premier party bands, The Queens Court. When they're not lighting up crowds at home or playing a Panthers tailgate party, they're opening for international artists like Jason Derulo, Nelly, Fantasia, and...

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Neighbors seek Certified Wildlife Habitat designation

Neighbors seek Certified Wildlife Habitat designation

One of the things that unites people throughout the Monroe Road corridor is a shared love for the environment. Whether it’s protecting the tree canopy, organizing street and stream cleanups, removing invasives, or marveling at the beauty of plants and animals,...

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