Chamber founder presents lake memento

HUNTERSVILLE John Cherry presented Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce and Visit Lake Norman leaders a memento during the chamber’s luncheon celebrating the 50th anniversary of the lake. 

Cherry, who founded the chamber, has kept an original issue of The Charlotte Observer from Aug. 25, 1957, proclaiming “Duke Plans A King-Size Lake.”

John Foster, former chamber board member, presented the piece on Cherry’s behalf.

The newspaper article has a map of how the “Cowan’s Ford” lake was intended to look at that point in time. When the story appeared, the proposed lake had not yet taken on the designation of “Lake Norman.” 

Noticeably absent is Interstate 77, which had not been built in 1957. 

The article states that pending approval in Washington, D.C. for the construction of a new dam, “the result will create a whopping charge of electricity for Duke and a new sportsman’s playground for water-wacky Carolinians.”

The memento will initially be displayed in the Lake Norman Visitor Center in Cornelius.


Dann named to five-star list

HUNTERSVILLE – Dolf Dunn Wealth Management LLC was featured as a 2012 Charlotte Five Star Wealth Manager in the September issue of Charlotte Magazine.

The rating is based on his integrity, knowledge, meeting of financial objectives, post-sale service, value for fees charged and quality of recommendations.  
Five Star Professional surveyed 1 in 4 high net worth households (more than 56,000) and more than 4,500 registered financial services professionals in the Charlotte area.  Participants were asked to evaluate only those wealth managers they know through personal experience.  

The Five Star Wealth manager is an award based on client satisfaction. Respondents evaluate criteria such as customer service, expertise, value for fee charge and overall satisfaction.  


Rural Hill hires event director

HUNTERSVILLE – Lauren Michael Petervary has joined Rural Hill as the organization's event director. 

The Rural Hill fall events schedule kicked off with the opening of the Rural Hill Amazing Maize Maze. Other events under Petervary's direction are the Fall Food Truck Rally and Flashlight Maze kick-off, Antique Tractor Show, Huntersville Halloween at Rural Hill, and Rural Hill Sheepdog Trials and Dog Show.

A southern Louisiana native, Petervary has worked with Newell Rubbermaid and managed the Levolor brand for them, serving Lowe's Home Improvement and The Home Depot. 

Petervary and her husband live in Davidson.



Stillwater Plastic Surgery hosts open house

HUNTERSVILLE – Dr. Peter Capizzi will host a one-day open house, dubbed Be-Beautiful Saturday, at his practice Stillwater Plastic Surgery.

The open house takes place 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 28 in Birkdale Village.

The event offers an opportunity to engage one-on-one with Capizzi, his staff, and special-guest experts on advances in surgical and non-surgical solutions to help look younger.

Healthy refreshments will be served during the course of the day and attendees are invited to register to win one of a dozen prizes valued at over $2,000. Prizes include Botox, Juvéderm, Latisse, Obagi Skincare kits and Coobie bras.

Walk-ins are welcome, but RSVPs are encouraged to secure a private, complimentary consultation with Capizzi.

Details: 704-655-8988.