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Feel good Friday: welcoming new friends
It's Friday, Concord! This week we're highlighting Concord's partnership with our relatively new Sister City--Freeport, Bahamas. Representatives were in Concord last week to explore our community and meet officials. Sister Cities International works to promote peace through mutual respect, understanding, and cooperation — one individual, one community at a time. Established by President Eisenhower in 1956, Sister Cities International has worked to create global relationships based on cultural, educational, information and trade exchanges. Concord joined the program in 1991, and formed its first partnership with Killarney, Ireland in 1993. Freeport was officially added in 2014, and Siena, Italy became our third Sister City in 2016. We are proud of our community's involvement in this global effort of peace and understanding. See images from Freeport's visit on our Facebook page.

Concord in the Headlines:
Allegiant announces service from Concord to West Palm Beach
Concord’s new sister city – Freeport, Bahamas

During national wellness month, start a new routine with us
The well-being of all individuals who visit, live, or work in our city is a priority to us. Concord Parks and Recreation offers you top-of-the-line ways to enhance your mental and physical well-being. Our instructors offer an array of classes, many that you would never think of, at a minimal (and sometimes no) cost. There are fun, creative wellness classes offered at various times, for multiple ages, and different skill levels (including specialized training). Worried about the heat? DON'T FRET! We have you covered with indoor activities that enhance the mind and motor skills. Click here to learn more and visit concordparksandrec.org or call 704-920-5600 to register today!

A tower with a heart: CTW visits Atrium Health Cabarrus heart and vascular tower
Have you heard about the newest investment into our community's health that brings access to specialized care for the entire region? Come along with our friends at CTW for a tour of the new Atrium Health Cabarrus (formerly NorthEast) heart and vascular tower. The $115.2 million, 163,000 square-foot building is part of a multi-year modernization project to transform the Cabarrus campus. The state-of-the-art facility will house Atrium Health’s Sanger Heart & Vascular Institute services and interventional radiology services, offering new cardiac catheterization labs, electrophysiology labs, pre-and-post op care services, and a cardiovascular intensive care unit. Find out more at CabCoTV or atriumhealth.org.

Stormwater repair work planned on Cumberland Ct SW Aug 19-23
City of Concord Water Resources crews will begin a stormwater pipe replacement project on Cumberland Court SW on Monday, August 19. During a routine inspection, crews found multiple deficiencies in the existing stormwater pipe system in this area. To minimize the inconvenience to residents and motorists, multiple crews will work simultaneously to complete this project as quickly as possible. Due to site conditions, crews will close Cumberland Court SW in both directions between Plott Drive SW and Warren C. Coleman Blvd. This closure will begin on the morning of August 19 and continue throughout next week. Detour signs will be in place as needed to route motorists around the closure. All local residents will have access to their driveways. Weather permitting, this work is scheduled to be completed by August 23. Get more details at concordnc.gov.

Join our team!
Are you or someone you know looking for a challenging career with excellent benefits? We're hiring for full and part-time positions with a range of education and experience requirements, including employment opportunities perfect for students. Visit the Concord Careers Portal to get started or call 704-920-5100.

Parks and Recreation highlights: art for all ages
Please see the Summer 2019 issue of Leisure Times for a full list of programs offered by the Parks and Recreation Department. Registration and more available at concordparksandrec.org.

Register for adult fall softball leagues through August 31
The dog days of summer are winding down, which means it is time to sign up for our fall adult softball leagues. Men's open, men's church, women's open, and co-ed leagues available. Games are played at WW Flowe Field (99 Central Heights Drive), Registration is $375 per team with a guarantee of 8-10 regular season games and a post season tournament. Learn more and sign up at concordparksandrec.org or call 704-920-5600.

Java N’ Paint
For ages 18 and up. Our staff artist will lead you step by step through the whimsical motions of “Sunset Waves”. Enjoy complementary coffee while you complete a 16” x 20” canvas of this colorful sea painting. Class will meet Tuesday, August 20 from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. at David Phillips Activity Center, 946 Burrage Road NE. Register or cancel by August 19. Fee for City residents is $20; $25 for non-residents.

Expressive Art & Music
This specialized program is intended for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. For elementary and middle school ages. Express yourself through a multitude of artistic pathways. Each class challenges the imagination through art projects infused with music. Class will meet Thursday, August 22 from 10:00 – 10:45 a.m. at David Phillips Activity Center, 946 Burrage Road NE. Register by August 21 by calling 704-920-5604. There is no fee for this class.

City of Concord upcoming meetings
Unless otherwise noted, location is the Council Chamber of City Hall, 35 Cabarrus Avenue W.

August
19 at 6:00 p.m. Planning and Zoning Commission

September
10 at 4:00 p.m. City Council work session
11 at 7:00 p.m.
Historic Preservation Commission
12 at 6:00 p.m.
City Council regular session

Stay Connected!
Visit the City's website for the latest information and updates at concordnc.gov. Check out our new Instagram and follow us on Facebook.

Have you experienced great service from Team Concord?
If you have had an experience from our team that left an impact, we hope you'll let us know so we can recognize that coworker with a "High 5 for Excellent Service." You can get started by visiting concordnc.gov/High5 or call 704-920-6400 to submit your acknowledgement over the phone.

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