Posted on 11 May 2015.
Daniel Gittleman and holocaust survivor Frieda Roos-Van Hessen.
By JONATHAN COX
The words “published author” have a nice ring to them, but Community School of Davidson junior Daniel Gittleman has learned just how difficult it can be to earn them. He wrote his children’s book “From Singer to Survivor,” an illustrated account of the life of Holocaust survivor Frieda Roos-Van Hessen, when he was 12. Five years later, after multiple revisions, fundraisers to pay for printing costs, and wrangling with Disney’s copyright lawyers over an illustration, the book finally has been published.
“There were moments when I doubted it would ever be published,” he said. Read the full story
Posted in Davidson history, People, Schools
Posted on 04 March 2015.
Posted in Calendar, Davidson history
Posted on 13 January 2015.
The mill house at 303 Delburg St., at the corner of Watson Street, was one of many on the street build in the early 20th century for mill workers.
By DAVID BORAKS
With redevelopment claiming old mill houses on Delburg Street at a rapid pace, one house got a reprieve Tuesday night. Davidson commissioners voted unanimously to designate as a historic landmark 303 Delburg St., which is described as one of a few remaining early 20th century houses associated with the town’s mill village past.
The vote clears the way for the Mecklenburg Historic Landmarks Commission to buy and renovate the building, said Stewart Gray, a Davidson resident and commission member. He told commissioners that the landmarks commission voted separately Monday to proceed with the purchase, pending the town board’s vote. Read the full story
Posted in Beaty-Watson-Armour area, Davidson history, Mecklenburg County, Planning & Development, Town Hall, West side