Around Town – July 24, 2019

Photo by permission.

Town Bite

Woman at War on view tonight
Transition Town Charlotte is sponsoring a showing of an Icelandic film by Benedikt Erlingsson tonight at 7:00 p.m. in the Charlotte Senior Center. A $5 donation from viewers would be appreciated. For that, you will get the movie plus popcorn and drinks. A discussion of the film will follow. Woman at War was selected for showing at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival and the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival.

The movie’s central character is a 50-year-old independent woman who acts as an environmental activist by waging a one-woman war against the local aluminum industry. Following her adoption of a child in the Ukraine, she plans to wage one final battle, hoping to deal the aluminum industry a fatal blow.

The movie fits well with the mission of its sponsor. Transition Town Charlotte is a nonprofit agency that seeks to reduce our overall energy use while shifting from fossil fuel resources to renewable energy. It also hopes to increase green-collar jobs in the Charlotte region and produce vital goods and services needed in order to survive and thrive in the years ahead.

– is extended to family and firends of Betty Jean Dolliver of Charlotte who died June 5 at the age of 90. An active quilter and painter, she was also was a member of the Morningside Cemetery Association in East Charlotte. Her husband, Rodney, predeceased her after having been married to Betty for 72 years. Her surviving family includes her son, Richard, and his wife, Diane, numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. The family asks that those wishing to make a contribution in Betty’s memory consider giving to the hospice of the Visiting Nurse Association, 1110 Prim Road, Colchester, VT 05446. A celebration of her life will be held at a later date.


Ray Curtis, Fr. David Cray, John and Susan Zahn, Chris Sulva, Angela and Matt Zahn, Peter Zahn, Julie, Tricia and Ed Sulva, Eileen Curtis, Delanie Cynewski and Jack Zahn (left to right).

– to Matthew Zahn and Angela Sako who were married on the Capitoline Hill above the Forum in Rome, Italy, on May 26. Charlotte pastor Father David Cray, SSE, performed the ceremony.

Matt and Angela met at George Washington University. After both received their baccalaureate degrees, Angela earned a master’s degree in public policy, and Matt is pursuing his Ph.D. in economics at Johns Hopkins University. He is the son of John and Susan Zahn of Charlotte.

Twelve guests from Charlotte attended the wedding.