30 artists showcased and sold handmade art and gift items up and down the charming Main Street of Downtown Davidson this past Saturday, Nov. 15. Fine art and textiles to pottery and baked goods were available! Art crawlers were treated to local music along Main Street as they enjoyed wine and beer tastings. Youngsters got their will be faces painted, made free crafts and drank delicious hot apple cider! (Photos courtesy of Amy Pennell)
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On November 8th Puppy Up! Walk Lake Norman raised over $18,000 dollars to help in ridding the world of its deadliest disease - cancer in both humans and pets. The 2 mile walk was held in Jetton Park in Cornelius. In March 2008 Luke Robison walked 2000 miles from Austin to Boston to fulfill the promise he made to his dog, Malcolm, who died from this horrible disease. The 2 Million Dogs Foundation is committed to discover the common links between canine and human cancers and the causes of these cancers. Each walk educates people along the way - one dog, each mile at a time. (Photos courtesy of Amy Pennell)
Many enjoyed the beautiful weather while attending North Carolina's finest juried art festival, the Greater Charlotte Fine Art Festival, in Birkdale Village this past Saturday and Sunday, October 25th and 26th! Pieces for sale included paintings, photography, sculpture, metalwork, digital art, jewelry, glass, ceramics and woodworking.
Many enjoyed the fun-filled, gorgeous weekend watching over 50 hot-air balloons take flight at the 41st Carolina BalloonFest at Statesville Regional Airport! Other festivities included tethered balloon rides, children's activities, food, live music and wine from North Carolina vineyards.
AnneLeigh Twer brought her Lemonade Stand and Bake Sale to Lake Norman Chrysler Jeep along with her dream to grant a wish through the Make-A-Wish Foundation. McAlister’s Deli donated the lemonade. Maddy’s Fattys Bakery donated some of the cupcakes, as well as donations from Linda Lee’s Confections, Tizzerts, Suarez Bakery, and some of AnneLeigh’s teachers, neighbors and employees of Lake Norman Chrysler made bake goods to donate. Between AnneLeigh’s sales and the donation from Lake Norman Chrysler, she raised $7,022!
Photos from this year’s GRIN KIDS Charity Auction! We kicked it up a notch this year with more fun than normal by adding in a little casino action with some great prizes. Open bar, hors d'oeuvres & cocktails, wonderful people to mix and mingle with - A Great Annual Event. Photos by Patrick Nicholson.
The 2nd Friday events take place the second Friday of every month, from 5-9 p.m. in the parking lot of Oak Street Mill, Cornelius. The evening offers a pedestrian friendly path of art, craft, culture and community. Area businesses also remain open through the evening. Artisans sell their wares in the physical spaces in between the businesses. Photos by Serge Skiba.
On Friday July 25th Langtree Lake Norman held their first "LIVE" Outdoor Music concert in the common area. For those who haven't visited Langtree at the Lake yet, you will be surprised at how many businesses have opened and how many people are already flocking to this GREAT new destination. Come try Bacchus Wine & Tapas, or if it's retail you're looking - Swell Board Shop (Surf shop), and Fab'rik are open and thriving just to name a few. Look for Kilted Buffalo's 2nd location Opening in Early September. Stay tuned to the Herald Calendar for more community events and promotions. Photos by Dana Pianowski.
Lake Norman Publications held their "Best of Lake Norman" results party at River Run Country Club in Davidson. We celebrated the Winners with free food and drink. BLUE Monday and DJ Bob kept the crowd in great spirits considering we had a torrential downpour! Special thanks to River Run Country Club - even with the rain the Tents kept everyone warm and dry. Congratulations to all the Winners and to over 8500 of our readers who went online and voted for their favorite locals in over 60 different categories. Photos by Patrick Nicholson.
Photos from 2014's 10th Annual Big Day at the Lake Cookout. Following a morning of water sports with volunteer boat hosts, it concludes with a picnic for some 600 participants at Duke Energy's Explorium and picnic area in Huntersville. Food is donated by local businesses for the picnic. Big Day at the Lake connects at-risk children from Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) with Lake Norman volunteers for a full day of fun on the lake. Photos by Patrick Nicholson.
Barnstock returned to Huntersville for its sixth year! The rainy day put kept the crowds to a minimum, but the people who showed up certainly made the best of the bad weather! Live entertainment played throughout the event. Proceeds from this year’s BYOB festival will benefit Headbands of Hope, the Davidson Fire Department, and Cannon School. This is an annual event you don't want to miss! Photos by Courtney Parlier.
The "2nd Friday" events take place the second Friday of every month, from 6-10 p.m. in the parking lot of Oak Street Mill, Cornelius. The evening offers a pedestrian friendly path of art, craft, culture and community. Area businesses also remain open through the evening. Artisans will be selling their wares in the physical spaces in between the businesses. Adult beverages are for sale, and the event is permitted for walking with adult beverages. Photos by Patrick Nicholson.
The rain didn't stop the crowds from showing up for one of the coolest annual events put on by the Town of Cornelius - Symphony in the Park. Since the event is held on City Property, no glass bottles, containers, no pets, no smoking, and no open flames are the rules - but that only creates an incredible family fun atmosphere. We didn't hang out in the rain long enough to find out if the symphony ever played - but that didn't stop the children and families from having fun playing in the rain. Photos by Patrick Nicholson.
Birkdale Village holds 3 weekly concerts on the Green - Friday and Saturday from 7-9pm and Sundays from 4-6pm. Bring your lawn chairs and relax to some great tunes or just come on out to shop and enjoy the fun family friendly background tunes that can be heard throughout the village. Watch the Herald Calendar for Birkdale's weekly entertainment lineup. Photos by Courtney Parlier.
Local Celebrities served drinks to raise money for Big Day at the Lake, a program that takes children involved in BBBS out on the Lake. Local celebrities compete to see who can earn the most donations in tips. This annual event will be "the place to be" and you're sure to have a great time while networking and giving back to our local community. Photos by Nate.
The 2014 3rd Annual Brew Stash Bash was held at the U. S. National Whitewater Center, 5000 Whitewater Center Parkway, Charlotte. Locals came from all over Charlotte to taste and learn about favorite craft brews while enjoying live music throughout the day! The day kicked off 11:30 a.m. with the Brew Dash, a 6K that winds throughout the USNWC trail system, and the rest of the day was quite a bit more relaxing. Photos by Kato Ibeto.
The Annual Peninsula Poker run, sponsored in part by Aquesta Bank, was once again a smashing success! Poker Runs are NOT races, they are semi-scavenger hunts, and typically involve 5 different pickup locations. At each location a team picks up a "sealed poker card" - then everyone regroups (in this case at the Peninsula Yacht Club) and opens their cards to see who has the best poker hand. The winner held 4 Queens... if you're a poker player, well - you know, that's a tough hand to beat. At the end of the day it's all for a good cause and the proceeds went to benefit Big Brothers & Big Sisters of Lake Norman and Cornelius Davidson Children's development. Photos by Patrick Nicholson.
Second Friday has become a huge attraction for locals and families to come explore local artists work, and try some of the most flavorful mobile dining options from our vast array of food truck vendors. Live music is playing and "adult beverages" are allowed in the parking lot so you can feel free to roam or just relax and listen to some great live music. Children love the atmosphere and you'll almost always find some kids dancing by the stage. Watch the Herald Calendar for fun events for adults and family entertainment. Photos by Courtney Parlier.
Photos from our 2014 Art on the Walk Sunset Celebration, where locals browsed and shopped local artists' booths along our boardwalk at the Peninsula Yacht Club, while being serenaded with live music by the Tsunami Wave Riders! Photos by Courtney Parlier.
Patrons came to help raise some money and have some fun! Paw Print Keepsakes, BBQ, Raffles, Silent Auction and more! Please join TOESR to help raise funds to ease some of the financial burden for Violet, a 3 year old female Old English Sheepdog who has been very sick this past year. Her human family consists of a single mom and her 11 year old son. They have been through a year and a half of personal loss and struggles. Photos by Courtney Parlier.
Photos from 'Tawba Walk VII Music & Arts Festival! The 'Tawba Walk has captured the attention of artists, businesses and residents throughout the Lake Norman and Charlotte area. By highlighting the exceptional talent right here in our hometown, and keeping all aspects local, the event has become a staple for the increasingly popular arts district in Cornelius. The 'Tawba Walk is your all-access pass to discovering the best that local has to offer including:- over 50 local artisans/vendors - 5 of the area's top bands- live art demonstrations and performances - 4 food trucks - and beer from local breweries (yes, you can can now walk around with your adult beverages!) Photos by Patrick Nicholson.
The 6th Annual Giving Them Hope Luncheon “Open Hearts, Open Homes” at The Cove Church, 197 Langtree Road, Mooresville was a free luncheon for locals to learn more about Barium Springs and the children and families we serve. During the luncheon, attendees heard from community leaders, our President, and the children that have experienced change and hope! This is a great program for a GREAT cause. Photos by Courtney Parlier.
The Pearl and LA Studio for Fashion & Modeling will co-hosted a Fabulous Spring Fashion Show to benefit Little Smiles NC. Little Smiles is a local organization that helps put smiles back on the faces of children who need it most! The Pearl is the perfect location for events and gatherings and thanks to the partnership with Armin's catering... The Pearl and Armin's are your one stop spot for Event planning around the lake. Photos by Patrick Nicholson.
The 13th annual “An Evening For Dove House” was presented by Husky Rack and Wire at the Charles Mack Citizen Center in downtown Mooresville. This signature gala event was a memorable evening of fabulous food from over a dozen local restaurants, live music by The Buff’ugees and the Mike Hager Band, and a special speaker and silent auctions. This event sold out. Photos by Courtney Parlier.