Another great meal with the Trobs and Rufus and Sarah! … and the bacon braised spinach was to die for … no joke.

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Jake’s Good Eats –.

Great lunch yesterday At King’s Kitchen with the Trobs!

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“EAT SOME CHICKEN AND FEED SOMEBODY”

*Biscuits and Cornbread are served with an order of a Meat & Three, or are available upon request

John had — The King Burger … huge, very good with TONS of fries.

Joni, Bob and I had the traditional MEAT & THREE.

Bob and I choosing Aunt Beaut’s Pan-Fried All Natural Chicken with Tomato Soup, Iceberg Salad & Spinach (me) and with Tomato Soup, Iceberg Salad & Pan Seared Cabbage (Bob).

Joni had Bennon’s Pot Roast with Rosa’s Fried Green Beans, Sea Island Red Peas & ?

All very GOOD and definitely worth a return visit!

Where you FEAST TO FEED SOMEBODY.

We’re a not for profit restaurant serving up southern cuisine made with fresh, local ingredients from right here in our community. And the proceeds go back to the community, helping to feed those in need. So, come on in. Because when you dine, the whole community thrives.

The King’s Kitchen.

The King’s Kitchen is a not for profit restaurant that fuels economic vitality, growth in Charlotte’s Center City and the greater metropolitan area creating jobs and supporting community development. First, the restaurant will employ a segment of our community that is considered unemployable, from people who have come out of prison and rehab, to youths that are at high risk from dropping out of school. Once employed, they will receive training to run a full service restaurant from the front of the house to the back. They will also receive leadership and spiritual training as well in order to gain the life skills that are necessary to be successful in today’s job market. Secondly, the profits from The King’s Kitchen will provide funds and/or foods for established feeding centers in the community to provide meals for those in need. Designed to operate profitably, all profits will be used to help feed the hungry here in Charlotte, surrounding areas and in other parts of the world.

via The King’s Kitchen Restaurant – Charlotte, NC | OpenTable.

Kudos to Sara, Anne and the other Watson Fellows! … and kudos to Sara’s proud parents … Lisa and Thomas!

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Sara Bates, Davidson College

Delivering Hope: A Comparative Study of Midwifery Programs and Practices

New Zealand, Indonesia, Chile, Ethiopia

While childbirth is often a positive and fulfilling experience, for too many women it is associated with fear, suffering, ill-health, and even death. Today, midwives remain the primary providers of health care for childbearing women around the world. Midwifery encompasses the care of women during pregnancy, labor, and the postpartum period, as well as care of the newborn. My project aims to explore the cross-cultural factors of midwifery in order to further my knowledge of the techniques midwives use and struggles they face on a daily basis.

Anne Temmink, Davidson College

Women, Sewing, and the Globalization of Fashion

Ghana, India, Indonesia

Clothing communicates many things about the history of a culture as well as an individual’s origins and affiliations. Historically, women throughout the world have occupied roles in many facets of clothing making. My proposal will take me to study in three countries each with an identity strongly tied to its particular style of dress or textile traditions. By working alongside seamstresses and dyers, I will explore the histories and trades that surround clothing production to see the effects of Western clothing on the livelihood of female artisans.

via The Watson Fellowship: Our Fellows.

A tragedy struck an event a good friend coordinates. Condolences to the family and friends of the volunteer.

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The loss had an emotional impact on the weekend-long event, said meet director Barb Frith.

“All the coaches are visibly shaken,” Frith said. “And we can all understand that you leave home at 7 a.m. for a swim meet and at 7:20 a.m. life is changed forever.”

via Team swims through grief for committed volunteer – CharlotteObserver.com.

Kudos to Mal Murray, a very special friend to my family. He has served Habitat for many years.

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Mal Murray received Habitat for Humanity International’s 2010 Clive Rainey Lifetime Achievement Award for his efforts to help make simple, decent, affordable housing possible in partnership with low-income families.  Meanwhile, Our Towns Habitat for Humanity received a $2,500 grant recently from Charlotte-area Realtors

Each year, Habitat for Humanity International recognizes four volunteers in the United States with the Clive Rainey Lifetime Achievement Award.  Award winners act as builders, fundraisers, advocates and more to further Habitat’s mission of eliminating poverty housing.

via Habitat gives Mal Murray its lifetime achievement award | Real Estate.

 

Kudos to Joni Trobich

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Very proud of my good friend Joni for her continued support and dedication to Charlotte’s public schools.

At least one Charlotte-Mecklenburg school board member may want to let PTAs raise money for teacher salaries, but national and state PTA rules forbid that, the head of the Mecklenburg PTA Council says.

“Anyone who has ever been involved with PTAs’ financial operations should be aware of that prohibition,” Council President Joni Trobich said in an e-mail after reading about board member Tim Morgan’s proposal.

Parents started talking about raising money to save teacher jobs last summer, when Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools was laying off hundreds. Trobich and Superintendent Peter Gorman shot the idea down then, saying it raises a host of ethical and practical questions.

via PTA official: We can’t pay for teachers – CharlotteObserver.com.