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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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Back to School Bash on Saturday, Aug. 27

Back to School Bash on Saturday, Aug. 27

Back to School Bash It’s that time of year again! School is almost back in session, but that doesn’t mean the fun has to stop. Come out for Neighborhood Hope's "Back to School Bash" on Saturday 8/27 from 12pm to 2:30pm.  WHO:  Everyone is welcome. WHAT: Games,...

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Charlotte FC number one fan talks about new HQ location

Charlotte FC number one fan talks about new HQ location

Yesterday's announcement regarding the Charlotte FC headquarters locating to the Monroe Road corridor surprised many -- including us. Because MoRA happens to have Charlotte FC's number one fan as one of our board members, we decided to ask Corey Inscoe for his...

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Social Pet mural gives love to the locals

Social Pet mural gives love to the locals

Social Pet mural on Monroe Road In the midst of all that was happening in 2020, Bill and Amy Hillis—owners of Social Pet on Monroe Road—commissioned a mural to express their solidarity, love, and commitment to the local community.They enlisted the help of Charlotte...

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“Best Studio in Charlotte” moves to Monroe Rd

“Best Studio in Charlotte” moves to Monroe Rd

Holt School of Fine Art Moving from SouthEnd, Holt School of Fine Art opened in their new space at Oakhurst on Monroe in January of this year. Holt Cleaver (creator of Holt School) and her business partner Kate Stewart say they have felt welcomed by the Oakhurst...

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UltimaNota takes us to the tropics

UltimaNota takes us to the tropics

UltimaNota Above image by Professional Photographer, Hector Vaca Cruz. It might be back to school time, but UltimaNota is going to take us to the tropics first. Hailing from Venezuela, Mexico, El Salvador and Dominican Republic, this local Charlotte band is known for...

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Minute Market – 1961

Minute Market – 1961

Minute Market - 1961 By Susan V. Mayer This small shopping center at 3200 Monroe Road has two things I love about architectural history—a forgotten story and interesting materials!The History First, the story with some context: The supermarket became the...

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DJaM with us in July

DJaM with us in July

Get jazzy with us on July 21 with The DJaM Collective's saxophone, keyboard, and drums. This Charlotte-based group just released their debut album, Perception, on June 30th at Petra's. DJaM will be laying down Jazz, Blues, Latin, Funk, and Fusion at the Embrace...

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FREE dance camp for students, ages 6-13yo

FREE dance camp for students, ages 6-13yo

FREE Dance Camp You read that right... it's a FREE dance camp for local students in Monroe Road area schools, ages 6 to 13 years old (Greenway Park Elementary, Rama Road Elementary, Oakhurst STEAM, Idlewild Elementary, and McClintock Middle.) Your family is invited!...

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MoRA rents selfie museum for East Meck grads

MoRA rents selfie museum for East Meck grads

Attention: East Meck Grads, Class of 2022! MoRA has rented out Picture Project CLT for you after your graduation ceremony on June 16! Bring your families and loved ones to one of Charlotte's biggest selfie museums. You will have nearly 4,000 sf of space and 30+ photo...

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Country artist Caleb Wolfe to rock Embrace

Country artist Caleb Wolfe to rock Embrace

Country artist/singer-songwriter Caleb Wolfe is a homegrown talent who fostered his love of music in church pews and around campfires. His first single, “Slow Dancing In A Parking Lot” was released in July 2011. After putting his music career on hold to serve in the...

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East Meck student-athletes have hearts and minds of gold

East Meck student-athletes have hearts and minds of gold

MoRA caught up with East Meck Athletic Director, Jason Fowler, who shared the following successes and celebrations of some incredible student-athletes at EMHS. (He conveniently left out that he was recently awarded the staff Golden Eagle Award by Principal Rick...

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FREE Ice Cream Social on June 8, 2022

FREE Ice Cream Social on June 8, 2022

Dr. Alyssa Sprowl and her stellar staff at A-List Smiles Orthodontics are hosting a FREE Ice Cream Social for students and families to celebrate the end of the school year.WHO:  Students of all ages and from all schools are invited! WHAT:  Ice cream truck, TikTok...

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The Frame, a new creative space opens this week

The Frame, a new creative space opens this week

Entering The Frame at 4732 Monroe Road, we enter the world of motivated entrepreneur Camille Hughes. A professional photographer and native Charlottean, Camille realized there weren’t many natural light studios or creative spaces available for rent. She set out to...

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MoRA awarded grant to benefit local youth

MoRA awarded grant to benefit local youth

A Unique Partnership MoRA, in partnership with Charlotte Cirque & Dance Center (CCDC), has been awarded a Neighborhood Matching Grant (NMG) by the City of Charlotte, Housing & Neighborhood Services.In step with MoRA's mission to increase the vibrancy and...

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Barcerado Funk at Thursdays Live in May

Barcerado Funk at Thursdays Live in May

"Barcerado was formed on the fateful day that Bootsy Collins and Marvin Gaye fell into a volcano at the same time, instantly spawning the 7 members in the ensuing explosion." —Barcerado   We didn't know about the volcano, but we saw a clip of these guys playing...

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Mason Wallace Park revitalization celebration

Mason Wallace Park revitalization celebration

Join the fun as we celebrate the revitalization of Mason Wallace Park! WHEN:  11a-2p on Saturday, May 21, 2022 WHERE:  Mason Wallace Park at 7301 Monroe Rd. Charlotte, NC 28212   Event Line Up Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation's ribbon cutting ceremony at 11:00...

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Residents stand up for the ‘Oak’ in Oakhurst

Residents stand up for the ‘Oak’ in Oakhurst

Lauded for one of the lushest tree canopies in Charlotte, the Oakhurst neighborhood celebrated its 100yr anniversary in 2015. They created sign toppers featuring an iconic oak tree, designed and selected by the neighborhood. Now residents are passionately standing up...

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Late Night Special kicks off Thursdays Live

Late Night Special kicks off Thursdays Live

MoRA's Thursdays Live, presented by Edge City Brewery, is launching the 2022 season with one of our favorite bands—Late Night Special! Live Music Fronted by electric singer-songwriter Fred Heintz, Late Night Special delivers a soulful groove of rock, pop, and funk....

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MoRA nominated for a sustainability award

MoRA nominated for a sustainability award

Sustainability Award Nominee On Earth Day - Friday, April 22, 2022 - MoRA will be attending the 10th Annual Charlotte Sustainability Awards Presented by Duke Energy to celebrate individuals and organizations making "incredible strides toward a smarter and more...

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