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A Visit With CMPD

Today a group of us from the Community Fund and First Ward Neighbors, Inc. spent some time with Captain Campagna of CMPD’s Central Division. We dropped-off a supply of Gatorade for the folks who will be on duty on Independence Day and talked First Ward. Each year the Community Fund supplies Gatorade as a way […]

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This Is First Ward

What makes First Ward special? First Ward is a neighborhood not a collection of sub-divisions. First Ward is a thriving community. Yesterday a young resident held a birthday party for her son. It was a great event and members of the community stepped up to make it so. Trinity Episcopal School allowed her to use its field so that […]

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First Ward Wednesday

First Ward Wednesday

  Don’t miss this month’s First Ward Wednesday! View this email in your browser YOU’RE INVITED…FIRST WARD WEDNESDAY   Wednesday, May 6th at 7th Street Public Market: 5:30pm – 7:00pm WHO: Anyone that lives or works in First Ward.WHAT:An informal meet-up with your neighbors.WHEN: Wednesday, May 6th from 5:30pm – 7:00pm (come when you can). […]

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Lunch With Friends

Today we had lunch with some of our friends from the Central Division. Catching up with both current and former members of our Division is great. It’s always nice to spend time together, but this year it is particularly gratifying to be able show support for the people who help to keep us safe. As […]

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Ground Breaking at First Ward Park

  Yesterday, Mecklenburg County held a ceremony to commemorate the ground breaking for First Ward Park. The Park is a much needed amenity for our neighborhood and the event was well attended. Bob Szymkiewicz, a long time resident and founder of the First Ward Community Fund, was a speaker at the event. Bob took time to […]

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CAT 5 Take The Siver Medal

It was a long strange trip but the ladies of CAT 5 emerged as the State Silver Medalist, in the fifty plus division, at the North Carolina Senior Games. The softball team had contests in Gastonia, Salisbury, Winston-Salem and finally in Raleigh for the finals. The Tournament was thrown into turmoil by epic rain and thus […]

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Independence Day at The 1 House

Traditionally, on the Fourth of July, the First Ward Community Fund provides lunch for the crew on duty at Fire Station One. This year’s feast was provided thanks to the Community Fund and generous donations from Reid’s Fine Foods and Harris Teeter. Once again, the Station was open to neighborhood residents for tours. Bob Szymkiewicz […]

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Lunch With Friends

Yesterday we took several, past and present, Central Division Officers to lunch. Those who attended enjoyed a great meal and those who had other commitments were missed (and yes, we talked about you). It was nice catching up with our friends who have moved to other areas of the city. Several have been promoted and […]

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Blanket Drive

Yesterday, Carlos W & friends delivered one-hundred-seventy new blankets to the homeless population of Charlotte. Several weeks ago Carlos mentioned, via social media, his desire to undertake this project. The response was rapid with many people offering to help. The First Ward Community Fund has a history of this type of giving and we too […]

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First Ward Park

First Ward Park

Get a Sneak Peek at the First Ward Park Saturday November 9th 2013 10am—11:30am UNC Charlotte Center City 320 E. 9th Street Charlotte, NC 28202 Renderings of the new park will be available with Staff there to answer your questions about the new park. COME JOIN US!!      

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