Archive for April, 2008

Community Blood Center to open Belmont Office

Monday, May 5 Grand Opening and ribbon-cutting at 10 a.m. for the Community Blood Center of the Carolinas new Gaston County Donor Center in Belmont.


The location is 1212 Spruce Street in the CaroMont Health Building.  This is the CBCC’s first satellite office.


It will collect whole blood and platelets.


CBCC is a nonprofit organization which provides more than 90 percent of the blood used at 14 area hospitals including Gaston Memorial, Piedmont Medical Center and all of the Carolinas HealthCareand Presbyterian hospitals in the Charlotte metro area.

For more details, call 704-972-4700 or visit




April 30, 2008 at 9:40 am Leave a comment

GROOVY Night Planned by Rotarians !


Get your tickets now for Rotary’s Taste of Belmont gala Friday night, April 25, at Stowe Manor.

Proceeds benefit Belmont Historical Society. Nine restaurants are preparing food and the Rockafellas band is performing. The theme is 1960’s and 70’s.

Tickets are $50 each and available from any Rotarian and at the Chamber office at 32 North Main in Belmont.

More information at or from Rebecca Wintsch at 704-825-1865

April 23, 2008 at 11:43 am Leave a comment

Friday Night Live 2008 begins May 16

The Belmont Downtown Merchants Association kicks off the 2008 Friday Night Live! on May 16 with Chairmen of the Board

Other dates are:
May 30, Rough Draft;
June 13, Jimmy Quick & Coastline;
June 27, The Tams; (turn on your speakers)
July 11, SwampDaWamp

SwampDaWamp Video

July 25, The Band of Gold;
August 8, Band of Oz
August 22, Coming Up Brass

 The CUB video

     IT’S ALL GOOD !

April 23, 2008 at 11:14 am 3 comments

Gaston To Welcome Olympic Hopefuls In Belmont’s Stowe Park Wednesday

Come see some future Olympians and welcome competitors in the 2008 U.S. Olympic Whitewater Slalom Team Trials in Belmont’s Stowe Park Wednesday, April 23, from 6:30 – 9 p.m.

About 130 competitors are in the area preparing for the trials this weekend at the U.S. National Whitewater Center. The City of Belmont is sponsoring the Stowe Park party along with the Belmont Downtown Merchants Association, Gaston Travel and Tourism and The Gaston Gazette.

There’ll be live music by the band Rough Draft and Whitewater Center exhibits. The Belmont Historical Society’s Cultural Learning Center will be open during the event at 40 Catawba Street.

There’s no charge for any of the activities.

April 23, 2008 at 9:38 am Leave a comment

Gotta Read This !!!

Read all the Numbers… Slowly and in Order!!
Be Careful not to MISS ANY
Scroll down   ………………..


It takes so little to amuse old people

April 17, 2008 at 10:23 am Leave a comment

We got one – did you?

Well, well, well, several of our crew got invitations to the Sue Myrick fundraising luncheon on April 28 in Charlotte.

For $50 per person or $75 per couple, you can be wined (really now, sweet tee’d) and dined on chicken and all the fixin’s and hear first hand just how far Ms. Myrick is trying to separate from President Bush.

April 10, 2008 at 2:09 pm Leave a comment

“W” Presidential Library – the inside edition

George W Bush Presidential Library is now in the planning stages. You’ll want to be the first at your corporation to make a contribution to this great man’s legacy. The Library will include:

  • The Hurricane Katrina Room, which is still under construction.
  • The Alberto Gonzales Room, where you can’t remember anything.

  • The Texas Air National Guard Room, where you don’t have to even show up.
  • The Walter Reed Hospital Room, where they don’t let you in.
  • The Guantanamo Bay Room, where they don’t let you out.
  • The Weapons of Mass Destruction Room (which no one has been able to find).
  • The Iraq War Room. After you complete your first tour, they make you go back for a second, third, fourth, and sometimes fifth tours.
  • The Dick Cheney Room, in the famous undisclosed location, complete with shooting gallery.

Plans also include:

  • The K-Street Project Gift Shop – where you can buy (or just steal) an election.
  • The Airport Men’s Room, where you can meet some of your favorite Republican Senators.


Last, but not least, there will be an entire floor devoted to a 7/8 scale model of the President’s ego.

To highlight the President’s accomplishments, the museum will have an electron microscope to help you locate them.

 When asked, President Bush said that he didn’t care so much about the individual exhibits as long as his museum was better than his father’s.


April 9, 2008 at 7:45 pm Leave a comment

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