Though the chilly weather kept many recreational boaters off the lake, it didn’t stop the 38 teams in this year’s Charlotte Dragon Boat Festival Race from competing. The boat race was part of this year’s Asian Festival, which took place May 4 at Ramsey Creek Park.The festivals were hosted by the Carolinas Asian-American Chamber of Commerce and included the Miss Asia Carolinas pageant with 23 contestants, cultural performances and traditional Asian food and crafts.
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Rural Hill held their 12th annual Scottish Festival & Highland Games on April 20 and 21. The festivities included traditional Scottish games, dancing and of course plenty of bagpiping.
The 12th Annual Evening for Dove House was held Saturday, April 20 at the Charles Mack Citizen Center in downtown Mooresville. Restaurant Row served cuisine from more than a dozen of the area's best restaurants. Hundreds of items were donated for both the silent and a live auctions. The live auction was run by Larry Sprinkle of NBC 6.
Community Arts Project - Community Arts Project (CAP) in partnership with Fresh Market in Cornelius held the fourth annual Taste of Art Wine Gala on April 11. Food and paired wines were provided by Fresh Market for guests as they browsed the art created by local artists and CAP instructors. All art was on display for the silent auction. Local chef from Fox News Rising, Troy Gagliardo was apart of the evening’s festivities, along with a raffle. Fresh Market has been the exclusive partner for this event and CAP since its opening several years ago.
HUNTERSVILLE – Hopewell High School’s Junior ROTC has proven itself a force to be reckoned with in the classroom and on the field.Not only does the group boast a 100 percent graduation rate and impressive grade point averages, they also hope to claim the top prize this year at the CMS Superintendent’s Cup competition at Bojangles Coliseum on April 18. Pictures are from this year's competition and from a ramp build the cadets did for Mrs. Julian. Photos courtesy of Hopewell High Junior ROTC and Jeff Greenberg. Special thanks to Catherine Greenberg, Michelle Wirth and 1st Sergeant Daniel Ferriero.
The results are in! On March 30, 2013 115 runners and walkers enjoyed a healthy and fun Rotary Run through Birkdale Village in Huntersville. Proceeds from the Run will ensure quality medical care through the Lake Norman Community Health Clinic whose staff and board members volunteered at the Run coordinating registration and awards!
More than 250 guests, includingparents, fraternity members, other Davidson College eating housemembers, and members of the Davidson community attended the BosomBuddies Gala on Saturday, March 23. Members of Davidson College’s ConnorHouse volunteered their time as servers or set-up and clean-up crewsfor the event. This year’s fundraiser netted morethan $70,000 for Earlier.org, a nonprofit devoted solely to finding abiological test for early detection of breast cancer. In the past 10 years, Connor House hasraised more than $425,000 for the group, funding more than 10 $40,000research grants. photos by Stacie Mounts
A few months ago, the children of Musical Minds were learning the fundamentals of musical rhythm on buckets.Now, thanks to a financial donation from the Davidson United Methodist Church and help from their minister of music and worship, Kevin Turner, the 25 Blythe Elementary School students each have their own violin.Once the students get to a certain skill level, they will be able to take their violins home.Frank Albert, owner of Davidson Violins, helped with tuning and repair of the violins and will be teaching classes along with Jennifer Worsham of the Lake Norman Symphony.
The Coffeehouse LKN in Cornelius hosted its first farmer's market from 7 a.m. - 12 p.m. March 9. The weekly farmers' market is held Saturdays in the parking lot behind the coffee shop, 9606 Bailey Road, Cornelius, N.C., 28031.Check back for more details on Coffeehouse LKN's future events.
Margaret Edson, the Pulitzer prize-winning author of the play Wit joined donors and patrons of Davidson Community Players prior to the March 9 production of Wit for dinner at Campania Restaurant in Davidson. Ms. Edson, a school teacher in Atlanta, attended the Broadway revival of Wit in 2012 which was nominated for several Tony awards. As a tremendous supporter of community theaters across the nation she agreed to attend this local production and share her thoughts on the play.
The Lake Norman Kiwanis Club held its pancake breakfast March 2 at First Baptist Church in Huntersville off North Old Statesville Road.The event attracted roughly 400 people and raised $3,400, according to Kiwanis Club Secretary Pat Jackson.The money raised from the event will benefit local organizations. Jackson said the Ada Jenkins Center will receive a check for about $2,200 of the proceeds on March 21.The remainder will be split up among several organizations.
Photos from the 18th Annual Rural Hill Sheepdog Trials and Dog Festival in Huntersville, N.C.