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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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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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This mural hangs in the Central Division office in First Ward

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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Bob Szy... with Marguerite Caputo Suppa and Tom Seaver.

Take a Slice Out of Cancer V

Last evening several residents of First Ward and members of our board attended the fifth annual Take a Slice Out of Cancer fundraiser at Villa Francesca. Each year the event gets bigger and better with a veritable who’s who of Charlotte in attendance. Now, while the event is a party, the emphasis is on defeating […]

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Bob Szymkiewicz talks education in First Ward.

School Supplies for First Ward

Today the First Ward Community Fund donated nearly $1,500 in school supplies to sixty-five children living in First Ward. Thanks to a generous donation from the NATCA Charitable Foundation we were able to supply our young residents with school supplies for the upcoming school year. In addition to these supplies, the High School and Middle […]

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bill and cecil

Happy Fourth Y’all

Today I spent some time with our  friends at the CMPD Central Division Office. It’s always nice to catch-up with Lt. Cunningham and Officer Rowland. I did get to meet the new members of the leadership team and just hang out with the Police and chat. It seems all is well and solid plans are in […]

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Central Division Commander Captain Hulsey

CMPD January Newsletter

Happy New Year! What’s your 2013 Resolution? How about considering crime prevention? What’s more important than your family’s safety? We’ll use thus month’s newsletter to review some quick and easy crime prevention tips. The ultimate goal of Crime Prevention is to reduce the risk of being a victim. In order to do this effectively, it […]

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Bob Szymkiewicz presents a donation on behalf of the First Ward Community Fund

Tis The Season

Today, after a guided tour, the First Ward Community Fund donated $600.00 to Safe Alliance’s new Clyde and Ethel Dickson Domestic Violence Shelter. The shelter, which is featured in this Charlotte Observer article, is incredible. With 40,000 square feet and 80 beds Safe Alliance will no longer have to turn victims away. The Community Fund […]

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VK, Bob Szymkiewicz and Stan

Take A Slice Out Of Cancer

Today several members of the First Ward Community Fund board delivered a donation and few items which will be auctioned at the annual Take a Slice Out of Cancer event at Villa Francesca. Stan Washington, VK Simpson and I had the chance to spend some time with Louie Suppa who is the brains behind this […]

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Mayor Foxx talks about the importance of the Neighborhood Watch Program

National Night Out – 2011

The 28th Annual National Night Out (NNO), a unique crime and drug prevention event sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch (NATW), has been scheduled for Tuesday, August 2, 2011. Charlotte, North Carolina, August 2, 2011: The First Ward Community Fund and Charlotte Housing Authority will host their annual “Party with the Police” as […]

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