SCW News Briefs Nov. 2

Tee It Up Fore Red raises $15k
The second annual Tee It Up Fore Red Golf Tournament at south Charlotte’s Providence Country Club raised more than $15,000 for the American Heart Association and Go Red for Women campaign.
Go Red for Women works to raise awareness that heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women, more than the next three causes of death combined. The movement provides knowledge and tools to empower women to make positive changes in their lives to reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke.

Sewer spill reaches McMullen Creek
A sewer spill in the 900 block of Bridlepath Lane on Oct. 26 reached south Charlotte’s McMullen Creek.
Officials with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Utility Department say kitchen grease and debris caused a blockage, which then caused the sewer to overflow. An estimated 2,080 gallons of wastewater reached the creek.
Crews responded to clean the spill within 29 minutes, and no dead fish were found.
Report sewer issues by calling 311.

Property tax bills in the mail
Mecklenburg County property tax bills were mailed this week to 97,000 property owners.
Most of this year’s bills went out in August, but a second billing was needed for certain properties whose value or tax records were being processed at the time of the first billing. Some of those involve property values being appealed for the 2011 tax revaluation.
Find more information at the county’s tax website,

Park-Woodlawn meeting scheduled
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Planning Department officials will meet with residents who live near the Park Road Shopping Center to discuss a plan for redevelopment in the area.
Planners have been working on an area plan for the Park-Woodlawn corridor since last year. The plan sets guidelines and suggestions for development in the area while also looking out for opportunities to connect neighborhoods with the county’s greenway system and local shopping areas, and finding ways to take more cars off the road.
The meeting is Dec. 4, a Tuesday, at 6 p.m. at Park Road Baptist Church, 3900 Park Road. Find more information on the plan at

Santa gets early start in SouthPark
Santa Claus will arrive at SouthPark on Wednesday, Nov. 7, for photos with kids.
Santa will be available from Wednesday to Dec. 24, and will take photos with pets on Dec. 2 and 9.
The SouthPark tree lighting celebration is Nov. 16, a Friday, at Symphony Park, 4400 Sharon Road. Events start at 5 p.m. with family entertainment, a trackless train, carriage rides and more. The tree lighting is at 7 p.m. with Santa and musical guests.
The event is free to attend.

Cancer patient partners with Charlotte Radiology
Suzanne Lindley, a cancer patient and executive director of YES! Beat Liver Tumors, partnered recently with Charlotte Radiology for an event to raise awareness for liver treatment options in the Charlotte area.
The Liver Seminar series is designed to provide patients and caregivers the opportunity to hear Lindley’s story, as well as the stories of local cancer patients to show there is hope despite a cancer diagnosis.
At a recent event with Charlotte Radiology, Lindley worked with Dr. Eric Wang, of Charlotte Radiology, Dr. Stuart Salmon, of Carolinas Hermatology-Oncology Associates, and Dr. David Sindram and Dr. Paul Schmeltzer, from Carolinas Medical Center.
Find more information at the nonprofit’s website,

AZN Azian Cuizine opens near SouthPark
The new AZN Azian Cuizine is open in the Piedmont Town Center.
The restaurant held a grand-opening celebration last month at the new location, 4620 Piedmont Row Drive. It’s open Sunday to Thursday, 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Friday and Saturday, 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Find more information on the restaurant at its website,

Brain health seminar is next week
The Ivey adult day-care center will host a seminar focused on brain health on Wednesday, Nov. 7.
The event, for people taking care of someone dealing with dementia, will teach people how mild dementia affects the brain and show them games and activities that keep the brain stimulated. Games will include reading and figuring out clues to puzzles, remembering visual details in pictures, focusing and recalling patterns and tricks for recalling names of people, objects and concepts. There’s no cost to attend.
Dr. Vicki Parker, founder and director of The Brain Trainer, will lead the seminar.
The event runs from 1 to 3 p.m. Registration is required by calling The Ivey at 704-909-2070.
The center is located at 6030 Park South Drive.

Local businesses collect warm garments
Four local businesses have teamed up for the Warm Charlotte program, aimed at getting cold-weather clothes to people in need.
Providence Property Management, Simplicity Organizers, Captain Clutter and The Queen City Style are collecting warm clothing for both adults and children that includes hats, scarves, blankets,
towels and more, that will be given to area shelters.
Find more information on how to get involved at

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