Ballantyne Magazine

SUMMER 2016

Ballantyne Magazine covers news, events, real estate, restaurants, shopping, health, schools and business in the upscale Ballantyne Area of Charlotte, NC.

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What's happening in and around Ballantyne wire | BALLANTYNE Schools, TreesCharlotte Honor Arbor Day TreesCharlotte planted 230 trees at Polo Ridge Elementary School and Flat Branch Park on March 5 to celebrate Arbor Day. More than 250 volunteers attended, and the North Carolina Wildlife Federation provided children's activities. Keep Charlotte Beautiful and Keep America Beautiful sponsored the event. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS) Superintendent Ann Clark and City Council Representative Ed Driggs attended. Also in recognition of Arbor Day, TreesCharlotte provided educational programming about trees at Hawk Ridge Elementary School, planted a redbud tree on campus and gave away seedlings to students on March 18. TreesCharlotte, a nonproft dedicated to planting trees, held similar events at six other CMS locations as part of its Arbor Week celebration, in which it planted or gave away 1,200 trees and 2,500 seedlings. More info: www.treescharlotte.org. Hawk Ridge Elementary School students enjoyed planting a redbud tree this spring. SUMMER 2016 BALLANTYNE MAGAZINE 15

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