May 20, 2013 by Mark
Summer here in North Carolina provides many sunny days activities for the whole family, although the rain and cold might leave us searching for fun wholesome activity suitable for the entire family. The Schiele Museum has come up with a possible solution for those days – going on safari.
Starting last Saturday, May 18, and continuing through until the end of the year, the Gastonia museum will be featuring ‘Mammal Safari Journey of Discovery’. Highlighting more than 10 live species of mammals, as well as dozens of mounted animals, the exhibit is the latest in a series of museum-created displays.
Last year’s exhibit was ‘Cowboys: Dust of the Trail’, while ‘Caves’ was the theme for 2011 and ‘Pirates’ was done in 2010. After focusing on cultural, historical, and natural history in past exhibits, the museum felt it was time to hone in on the animal kingdom. The live animals will include capuchin monkeys, a sloth bear, Jamaican fruit bats, and lemurs.
The ‘safari’ starts in the Stowe Gallery with an overview about mammals. From there, a variety of rooms, each focusing on mammals from specific continents will continue the exhibit.
Parents who home-school their children are likely to find this exhibit to be an excellent field trip. Ideally, the Schiele Museum will liaise with brochure printers to put together informational material. In that way, all parents can have the information available to remind their children of what they learned on their safari trip.
April 15, 2013 by Mark
In an effort to promote wellness, the Gaston Family YMCA is hosting a competition for various sized Gaston County businesses.
The winning company will receive the [Read more]
March 4, 2013 by Sarah
Gastonia residents making the trip over to Mount Holly this Spring may be surprised to see a herd of goats grazing on city property.
The Mount Holly City Council has [Read more]
February 28, 2013 by Mark
A comedy duo brought laughter to Gastonia this month when it introduced a new weekly comedy night, held at Freeman’s Pub and offering anyone who fancies it the chance to grab the microphone and attempt to [Read more]
January 26, 2013 by Sarah
It looks like the future holds not one but two possible new grocery stores for Gastonia. Grocery chain Publix is known to be looking at real estate in the area of New Hope Road. Its rival, Harris Teeter, is said to [Read more]
December 17, 2012 by Mark
November 15, 2012 by Sarah
Author John E. Batchelor was at the Gaston County Public Library on Garrison Boulevard on November 8, signing copies of his first book entitled ‘Chefs of the Mountains: Restaurants and Recipes of Western North Carolina’. The book outlines 40 of [Read more]
October 13, 2012 by Sarah
Today is Energy Day at the Schiele Museum, one of Gastonia’s premier heritage locations, and the city’s electrical department invites everyone to come on out and celebrate.
The second annual event [Read more]
September 13, 2012 by James
The free dental clinic for people who cannot afford dental care is set to get underway on September 21 and 22 but organizers say that that at least 30 more dentists will be [Read more]
August 22, 2012 by Sarah
The Schiele Museum of Natural History gets September underway by holding a Nightwatch Planetarium Show. The museum location is 1500 E. Garrison Blvd. in Gastonia, North Carolina, which is nearby for [Read more]