One of the best Charity Events we've been to in a long time. Special thanks to the Rotary Club of Lake Norman for Putting on this Spectacular event. Extra Special Thanks to Novant Health care for presenting this event. Photos of Patrons, Auction Items, Heart Felt Speeches, and the Event Overall. Photos by Patrick Nicholson.
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The "Weekly" photographer made it down to BLOCtoberfest (BLOC = Business Leaders of Charlotte) to capture the fun filled festivities of our Local Business Leaders. A great turnout for a great event. Watch the Herald Calendar for Daily activities you just might not be aware of... we do our best to keep the calendar full of great activities to attend around town. Photos by Patrick Nicholson.
Elements 4 Life (An indoor/outdoor furnishings shop) presented a night filled with AMAZING local artists and business' that collectively created an unforgettable night in celebration of the new fall season. Elements 4 Life is a little off the beaten path but if you are in the process or are thinking about Casual Lifestyle Decorations for either indoor or outdoors - Elements 4 Life should definitely be included as one of your shopping destinations. Special thanks to all the Sponsors and People who showed up to make this a great event. Click on Elements 4 Life Homepage for more information. Photos by Roger Benskin.
Denver Days 2013 was back and bigger than ever! ALL net proceeds from vendors, advertisers, sponsors and a percentage of the rides will be earmarked for construction of the planned "East Lincoln Rescue Park". Location: Corner of St. James Church Road and Highway 16. So special thanks to all the patrons who showed up in to support this much needed construction. Photos by Courtney Parlier.
Rural Hill Held their Annual Food Truck Rally from 5:30-9:30pm - More than 20 food and misc vendors were on site to make sure your bellies were full, and there were TONS of children's activities such as hayrides, bounce houses, and more. Live Entertainment kept the crowd entertained while they enjoyed this wonderful evening at Rural Hill. Stay up to date with what's happening around town by watching the Herald Weekly Community Calendar - we update daily.
North Mecklenburg Animal Hospital and Cornelius PARC hosted an Art Reception at North Mecklenburg Animal Hospital. Four esteemed judges, including Barbara McKay (TV personality) and Brad Howard (President, Langtree Group) will choose the top 3 art-dog finalists from 12 on display. Each piece was crafted by a different art class at Bailey Middle School. The Winners will be announced tomorrow 9/27 on Facebook. We will also post the winner and a photo of the winning piece on the Huntersville Herald Facebook Page. Some really GREAT art! Photos by Nate.
Taste of Birkdale was Rescheduled from Saturday to Sunday and it didn't Stop the Crowds from Showing UP! A great time was had by all, and we have to say that Birkdale made a GREAT call moving the event to Sunday. Special thanks to Birkdale and all the Vendors who showed up in support of this great event! Photos by Patrick Nicholson.
The 4th Annual Beerfest was hampered a bit by the ugly weather, but those who stuck it out had a BLAST! Photos of the event and folks enjoying their craft brews. FOR MORE PICTURES of BEERFEST visit www.lknfun.com and Click on Photos. Photos by Will McMurray/VMG. Enjoy.
Special thanks to Randy Marion and the YMCA for supporting our community... and all the Patrons who made the Community Support Campaign a smashing success! Randy Marion hosted the 5th annual YMCA charity event "Taste of the Lake" at his Waterfront Home - General Admission tickets were $75 per person and included incredible food by many of our local Lake Area Restaurants. Photos by Patrick Nicholson.
The Dove House Children’s Advocacy Center held it's third annual Luncheon fundraising event on Tuesday, September 10th, 2013 from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The Cove Church. Huge crowds came to support the Dove House in their efforts to keep our community safe. To learn more about how you can support this great cause contact Ken Wooten at Dove House: email@example.com or 704-883-9814
Every 1st and 3rd Thursday, Bella Love is proud to feature some of LKN's and Charlotte's most creative artists in a unique, collaborative setting. From musicians and visual artists, to comedians and poets, Bella Love's Open Mic Night makes it easy to get connected to the heart of the creative community, building powerful relationships and inspiring the soul! Join us in Oak Street Mill from 8:00 pm til midnight for an evening of awesome local entertainment, weekly drink specials, and the positive vibes you've come to expect! All ages and genres welcome. $5 cover.$3 CRAFT BEERS!$5 - Photos by Serge Skiba.
ICE Martini Bar is the Lake Newest Hot Spot. ICE is located in Birkdale Commons next to Coral Sushi and across the parking lot from Hickory Tavern. ICE Martini Bar is designed for professionals looking for a nice place to relax and carry on a conversation without having to shout what you are trying to say to a person standing next to you... Yep - finally a place where you can relax, listen to some upbeat house music, and relax on a GREAT outdoor patio with the finest of Cocktails.
The second race in the Summit Twilight Racing Series broughtover 250 runners, volunteers, and spectators to Davidson on June 8—allcompeting in the 4-mile obstacle challenge. Summit Solstice had participantsrunning roads, trudging through a tire maze, hopscotching 100 yards,taste-testing Ben & Jerry’s concoctions and much more. For the second year in a row, Summit Coffee utilized therace to raise money for Nothing But Nets. The campaign extension of the UnitedNations Foundation was generated to raise awareness and funding to fightmalaria in Africa. Fundraising dollars go topurchasing and shipping long-lasting, insecticide-treated mosquito nets toAfrica—the goal of the grassroots campaign to cover Africawith lifesaving bed nets. Over $3,000 will be donated to Nothing But Nets from thisyear’s Summit Solstice.
Patriot Charities hosted the first Old Bags Luncheon on May 23 at the Peninsula Clubin Cornelius. The trademarked event has been held in New York City, Los Angelesand other cities across the country. The event exceeded its goal of $100,000.More than 300 people attended the luncheon and participated in the large silentauction. The auction featured many new and gently used designer handbags, jewelry,designer shoes and other premium items.The auction items were donated by a varietyof vendors and individuals, including Neiman Marcus, Louis Vuitton, Coach,Kate Spade and Dillard’s. The Patriot Charities is a nonprofi t thatraises money to assist local programs and nonprofi ts in the Carolinas concerningwounded military and their families. Since 2006, the Patriot Charities has aided in thefunding of more than 15 local wounded warrior programs.
The 5th Annual Giving Them Hope Luncheon was held on May 14 at The Cove Church in Mooresville.Barium Springs organizes this one hour program each year to educate the morethan 375 guests about their mission and successes. Barium Springs is a well-known and longstandingestablishment in North Carolina—providingsuffering children and families with a place of refuge as well as an array ofservices including: therapies, schooling, daycare, foster care services, andmore.
Denver resident andSouthLake Christian Academy senior Hannah Rhyne performs as Ivory Layne at her"Volume One" EP release party May 10 at the Cornelius Theatre. Layne performed for two sold-out crowds. Shedescribes her music as "quirky" and "different" as sheblends together thoughtful lyrics of the folk-music genre with the melodies ofpop music. "Volume One" consists of five songs Laynewrote and co-produced with Franklin, Tenn.-based music producer Ed Cash. Sheplans to release "Volume Two" later this year. Her album is available on iTunes and CDbaby.com.Her website is www.ivorylaynemusic.com. More than 4,800 people are followingher on Twitter, @ivorylayne. Read more about Ivory Layne at http://www.huntersvilleherald.com/news/2013/5/4/6990/local-student-turns-artist-sings-with-quirky-style
About 500 Boy Scouts from24 area troops participated in the 25th annual Boy Scout Encampment on May10-11 at McGuire Nuclear Station. Scouts spent the night on the EnergyExploriumlawn and took part various merit badge classes on May 11. Scouts could choose from 20 class topics, including nuclear science, aviation, communications, railroading andmusic. On May 10, there was a short ceremony celebratingthe partnership between Duke Energy and the Boys Scouts that has allowedthousands of boys to learn from professionals from different fields and beexposed to potential career options.
This year was marked the 42nd annual Davidson Town Day. Visitors enjoyed games, a bicycle tune-up station and obstacle course by The Spirited Cyclist, booths featuring Davidson organizations and businesses, as well as entertainment and food trucks. The Davidson Police Department will be registered dogs, cats and ferrets with proof of rabies inoculation, and will be educated citizens on pedestrian and driver safety.
Hospice & Palliative Care Lake Norman hosted their 13th annual Lake Norman Hospice Regatta Party at The Peninsula Club on May 4. More than 200 guests enjoyed the festivities and participated in bidding for silent and live auction items. Approximately 190 tickets sold for the event, which raised more than $59,000 in conjunction with the silent auction, live auction and “raise your paddles.” The event is held each year to raise awareness and money for hospice care in the community. Care teams provide extraordinary end-of-life care to patients at the place they call home – whether in their own home, a hospital, or long-term care community. And when a greater level of care is required, Levine & Dickson Hospice House-Huntersville is available for them.
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.
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.