The Bark in the Park Top Dog Festival was held April 25 on the rolling green fields of Historic Rural Hill in Huntersville. Canines of all shapes, sizes and breeds walked, ran, jumped and fetched everything from rubber toys to flying discs. Some just lazed about, enjoying the free treats and company of other dogs. Several owners watched their pets charge down a portable dock, leap 25 feet in the air, land in an above-ground swimming pool and climb out only to do it all over again. Dogs competed for top honors in several competitions, including smallest dog, largest dog and top dog. There was even an owner-pet look-alike contest. Purina, Harris Teeter, Historic Rural Hill and Charlotte-Mecklenburg Parks and Recreation sponsored the festival. (Courtesy of Sarah Gillie and Chris Tittel)
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The Interiorities: A Decade of Inevitable Forms is a solo exhibition of sculptural works by Cort Savage, professor of art at Davidson College. The exhibition is on view in the Van Every Gallery from March 12 through April 12. Savage gave a short gallery talk at 6:30 p.m. during the opening reception March 12. Savage uses 3D printing in the sculpture lab and creates mixed-media kinetic sculptures and rubber-band based sculptures. (Photo courtesy of Sarah Gillie)
Theatergoers experienced an unforgettable time at the Encore Golden Jubilee event, which celebrated Davidson Community Player's 50th anniversary March 21 at The Peninsula Club. Guests enjoyed a silent auction, raffle, dinner and DCP performances. The fundraising event allows DCP to grow further to better serve the community. Last year’s Encore event raised more than $14,000, helping pay for upgrades to technical equipment. (Photos courtesy of Amy Pennell)
The Galway Hooker held its 2015 St. Patrick's Day "kegs & eggs" festival at 8 a.m. March 17. Guests enjoyed great drink specials, music in the pub, lots of delicious food and family fun. A portion of the proceeds benefit Ace & TJ's Grin Kids charity organization. (Photo courtesy of Sarah Gillie)
Huntersville resident Dorothy Anderson and her friends knew exactly what to do on their day off from school Feb. 26. The kids ventured out to North Meck Park to sled and hang out. They worked together to build a snowman and winter palace. (Courtesy of Dorothy Anderson)
Local resident, Michael Carter, sat inside Lupie’s Cafe for lunch and greeted by a jolly server during the Feb. 17 snow/ice storm. Kids went sledding in the Vermillion Community. (Photo Courtesy of Bobby Cochran)
During the Dec. 15 Cornelius town board meeting, Republican John Bradford steps down from the Cornelius board of commissioners to take on the duties of N.C. House District 98, former seat of Thom Tillis who now stands as the Senator-elect from North Carolina. Tillis expresses his honor to be a part of the ceremony and why he is proud Bradford is filling his seat.
A great kick-off was held this past Saturday night under the beautiful lighted boat parade at the Peninsula Yacht Club's 18th Annual Lighted Boat Parade! Food, fun and prizes was enjoyed by all! (Photos courtesy of Amy Pennell)
Cold and rain did not interrupt the 32nd Annual North Mecklenburg Christmas parade this past Saturday Dec. 6! Enjoy the pictures and see the floats that began in Davidson, traveled through Hwy 115 and ended on Hickory Street in Cornelius. Residents celebrated around high school bands, horses, tractors, school groups, civic organizations and more! The parade, presented by the Davidson Fire Department and Cornelius-Lemley Volunteer Fire Department, is one of the largest events to take place in North Mecklenburg. (Sara Sellers/Herald Weekly photos)
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)
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.