The first presidential debate is over. Many North Carolina voters will start Early Voting on October 18 (our closest polling place is the Cornelius Town Hall) but remember that you can request an Absentee Ballot be mailed to you and vote before that date (http://charmeck.org/mecklenburg/county/BOE). Something appealing about making your choices in the privacy of your home but many like to stand in line to feel a part of the hub-bub. Be advised that no electronic devices (iPads, cell phones) are allowed to be in use in the voting booths. A marked sample ballot is acceptable, however, to have in your hand. Exciting days ahead!
News today from artist Nancy Marshburn who was honored in NYC, and from the Wilgus family who have a new addition. A tidbit from the public library will make you smile. There is also a musical note from Cynthia Lawing. In addition, do check out the Noteworthy Notes about Halloween costumes and a book signing by Elisabeth Davis.
CRADLE ROLL – Foster Edwin Wilgus
Happy smiles from Robin and Dave Wilgus of Woodland Street when they received news that their first grandbaby had arrived. Foster Edwin Wilgus was born on September 17 in Raleigh. Baby Foster weighed 8 lbs. and stretched to 21 inches. Proud parents are Drew and Brennan Wilgus who live in Apex.
We know that there will be many trips east to Raleigh to check on new grandbaby, Foster, by Dave and Robin as well as by great-grandma Gladys Sanstrom of Cornelius. Maternal grandparents are Richard and Kay Drake of Carrboro. Aunt Dinah Wilgus is close by in Raleigh to help out.
Congratulations to the whole family.
A MEMORABLE READ
Davidson Library’s own Rosie Chapman is in charge of in-house book sales for the library as well as the big sale on Town Day. Patrons are always donating interesting volumes but this past Monday’s “find” took the cake. A lengthy tome entitled “Seven Centuries of Verse: English and American” must have been too tedious to wade through so the owner found a better use. Opening the cover, Rosie found a carefully chiseled space with a few baggies and packets of cigarette papers. Perfect spot to stash a little “weed?” No telling – but indeed, a rare find for the Book Sale table!
AN HONOR FOR NANCY MARSHBURN
It was a whirlwind two days in NYC but Nancy Marshburn and good friend, Cissi Lyles, got to the Big Apple in time to attend the awards ceremony at the National Arts Club in Gramercy Park. The gala event on September 23 was the opening of the show called the “2012 Pastel Society of America 40th Annual Exhibition: Enduring Brilliance, The Pastel Society of America at 40.” It was being held at the National Arts Club from Sept 4-Sept 29. Nancy was amazed to see her pastel piece, “Yamaha,” accepted in the juried show and hanging on the same wall with work from well-known artists she had followed in the Pastel Journal.
Nancy reminds us the she is the only Davidson artist participating in the 4th Annual Lakeside Artists Studio Tour on Friday October 19 and Saturday October 20 from 10 AM-6PM. Visitors will have the opportunity to visit artist’s studios where they will discover original, one of a kind works that come directly from the artist. Participating artists include oil and pastel painters, woodworkers and potters who work in a variety of personalized styles. You can download a map from www.LKNStudios.com and easily drop by the studios within a few hours’ time.
Nancy has an interesting art background. With a Master’s Degree in medical art from the Medical College of Georgia, she worked mostly in pen and ink doing surgical illustrations for textbooks and medical journals. Nancy and her husband, Dr. Paul Marshburn, and their two sons, Aaron and Jonathan, moved to Davidson’s Cabin Creek neighborhood in 1994. When the boys got older, Nancy turned her talent to fine art and began pastel painting in 2003. She focuses on still life and landscapes. Taking classes in Mooresville from Sue Zylak, Nancy is now working in oil as well. Be sure to take a look as some of her work at www.nancymarshburn.com. Congratulations to you, Nancy. What a nice honor.
BRAHMS WITH CYNTHIA
Nice to hear from Davidson resident, Cynthia Lawing, that she will be performing a wonderful recital of works for the piano by Johannes Brahms. She will be playing his shorter works including the Intermezzi, Capriccios and Rhapsodies which are audience favorites. This program, free and open to the public, is next Tuesday, October 9 at 7:30 p.m. in the Tyler Tallman Hall of the Sloan Music Centre on the Davidson College campus.
NOTEWORTHY NOTE – HALLOWEEN COSTUME SWAP
Same evening as the Brahms recital, but stop by Ben & Jerry’s a little early and take part in their First Annual Halloween Costume Swap from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, October 9, at the ice cream shop. What a great idea to recycle spooky togs that are too small or just using space in your closet.
“By applying the 3Rs-reduce, reuse, recycle-to every aspect of Halloween, parents can save money while sharing their old, gently used costumes with others in Davidson,” says Karen Toney, scoop shop manager. Just in time for the Davidson Halloween March on October 26th, the event offers face painting, costume swapping and FREE toppings for the evening. Everyone that swaps an outfit will receive a free small cone coupon from Ben & Jerry’s.
A DOGGONE GOOD READ – for children of all ages
AKC dog agility champions Harley and Mo, along with author/illustrator Elisabeth Davis, will host a book signing at the All American Dog Show on Saturday, Oct. 6, at Bailey Road Park in Cornelius. Harley and Mo, former throwaway puppies, are the subjects of Davis’ children’s books, and all proceeds from the books will be donated to Cornelius Animal Shelter. Between them, Harley and Mo hold five AKC agility titles and they are currently in competition for the ultimate title, Master Agility Champion (MACH). Both dogs are mixed breed rescues and live with James and Kristen Davis of Monroe. This will be the first book signing event at which both Harley and Mo have appeared. Come meet these champions and support animal rescue! The All American Dog Show is from 5 to 8 p.m. All are welcome to come out and cheer the participants.
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