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Things To Do In And Around Charlotte  This Weekend- December 19-21,  and Christmas Week

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If your family hasn’t been, a stop by the McAdenville Lights just a few minutes off I-85 is worth the trip.

It’s free, and you can visit through December 26 Monday – Friday until 9:30, Saturday and Sunday evening until 11:00. Mcadenville is a former mill town and the old mill houses are being replaced with the new, most folks enjoy the lights from their car, and it is about a 2.5 mile trip through town. Take exit 22 off I-85 (not the normal McAdenville exit) and follow the signs.

The Mint Museum features an exhibit of Andy Warhol paintings, more than 60, and they are here through January 10th

Most of us will  finish the weekend with Sunday Night Football:  The Carolina Panthers versus the New York Giants in the Meadowlands, a clash of the NFC leaders, most likely to determine home-field advantage throughout the playoffs. Wish I was in New York City for the weekend…

Tuesday the 23rd, ImaginOn offers, for those of you with young children who need to go somewhere,  what its calling “”Goof Off Day”- a free day starting at 11 making crafts, exploring e library, and more. Take the train, or the free underground parking, our choice. More ImaginOn Information here, a past post on ImagineOn on here.

Want more on the Panthers? Try these blogs, CarolinaPanthers Blog or this for a NFL Carolina Panther Roundup

Charlotte Business Updates- Charlotte  News

Interest Rates Fell to New Lows Stimulating the Refi Market

as folks scramble to get out of Adjustable Rate Mortgages when they heard that average rates on 30-year fixed-rate mortgages dropped to 5.19 percent, down from the year’s previous low of 5.47 percent, set last week.  This is a 30 year low! Mortgage rates began falling after the Fed launched a sweeping new effort in late November to aid the U.S. housing market.

Charlotte has submitted a $422 Million dollar request to the US Council of Mayors -sort of an Infrastructure Wish List,

projects “Ready to Go” to be on top of the in-basket when the new Obama administration looks at infrastructure in January. Included is over $131M for area roads, $200M for transit, $110M funding the Lynx Blue Line and $90 for buses, park and ride lots etc, and more than$75M on water projects, from waste water treatment, to storm water management, lake rehab’s and more-  if all the projects are funded, it is estimated they would add more than 3500 jobs here in Charlotte. See the Full Mayors Main Street Stimulus plan for Charlotte here.

Bank of America announced senior management cuts, The reductions are designed to eliminate redundancies created as a result of the merger with Merrill Lynch and to reflect the current recessionary environment, reports the WSJ

That’s all for today.. Wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas, or a warm happy Holiday, but a time  full of memories, and I’m hoping they are memories of what is best in life.


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