Posted on 20 May 2013.
A Pine Road lemonade stand Saturday was staffed by, from left, Peter Snynder, Rachel Stewart, Sam Ruppenthal, and Liam Wright.
A stand at Woodland and Lorimer. (E3D photo)
That gauntlet of lemonade stands set up on Davidson’s streets on Saturday really delivered, and that means computers for local school kids who need them. Organizers with E3D (Eliminate Davidson’s Digital Divide) said Sunday night the effort raised $3,134 – the equivalent of about 10 new or 30 refurbished computers.
The nonprofit E3D estimates there are 50 students at Davidson Elementary School alone who don’t have the advantage of a home computer with an internet connection. Founded in February by town residents, the group is working with public schools in Davidson and Cornelius as well as the Ada Jenkins Center to obtain computers and provide technical support. Read the full story
Posted in Downtown & old Davidson, Fund-raisers, kids, McConnell, Photos, River Run, St. Alban's neighborhood
Posted on 17 May 2013.
E3D organizer Pat Millen (fifth from left) received a check for $10,320 from Peninsula Community Foundation chair Todd Wiebusch. With them are others associated with both End Davidson’s Digital Divide and the foundation.
By DAVID BORAKS
E3D stands for Eliminate Davidson’s Digital Divide.
The community is responding to the technology challenge issued earlier this year by Davidson-based nonprofit E3D, which wants to put computers in the hands of local schoolkids who lack them. Organizer Pat Millen says help is coming in big and small ways – from community foundations and events like the Biggest Lemonade Stand Day Ever in Davidson Saturday. Read the full story
Posted in Business, Calendar, Cornelius, Davidson College, Fund-raisers, Life in Davidson, Neighborhoods, Schools
Posted on 13 May 2013.
More than 700 runners joined in for the Run Wild 5K and Wild Child Fun Run in Huntersville’s Birkdale neighborhood Saturday, raising $30,000 for the African Children’s Project. Davidson-based Olympian Anthony Famiglietti won the race in one of the fastest 5K times in the area in recent memory. Claire Naisby of Davidson won the women’s division. See results and photos in our latest Running column, in SPORTS»
Posted in Cornelius, Fund-raisers, Huntersville, kids, Photo of the Day, Sports
Posted on 11 May 2013.
From left Cailin Santos, Jae Marshall and Jill Stierli served strawberry shortcake during the annual feast at the Davidson Farmer’s Market Saturday. More photos below. (David Boraks/DavidsonNews.net)
Waiting for whipped cream. (David Boraks/DavidsonNews.net)
It’s strawberry season. How do we know? The Davidson Farmer’s Market was serving up lots of succulent red (and locally grown) berries topped with whipped cream Saturday during its annual Strawberry Shortcake Day fundraiser. A dish was $5, with proceeds helping to pay for market operations.
The Market is open every Saturday 8am to noon, with more than 35 local vendors selling a wide variety of producer-only goods. Cooking demonstrations, live music, special events, Growing Kids Club and other children’s activities are planned throughout the season. Read the full story
Posted in Downtown & old Davidson, food, Fund-raisers, Life in Davidson
Posted on 09 May 2013.
Charlotte area police officers started their Bike to DC in Charlotte Thursday morning. (Cindy Mills photo)
Officer Melvin Waller just before pedaling off on the Ride to DC. That’s Kaybri, the daughter of fellow Davidson officer Paul Lowry, with him. (Paul Lowry photo)
Davidson Police Officer Melvin Waller climbed onto his bike in Charlotte Thursday at 9am and began pedaling the first of what will be a 500-mile ride to Washington, DC, over the next few days. Waller and about 85 other officers from around the area are taking part in their annual Bike to DC, which honors fallen police officers.
Waller has dedicated his ride to officers including Mark Allen Swaney, a Davidson officer who died on Christmas Day 1997 in an exchange of gunfire that also killed a suspect on Davidson’s West Side.
Read the full story
Posted in Beyond Davidson, Cornelius, Davidson and the World, Fund-raisers, Huntersville, Mooresville, People, Public safety
Posted on 05 May 2013.
Just like the first Robert Whitton Tribute last year, this year’s event will include a musical march. Click to watch a video from last year. (David Boraks/DavidsonNews.net)
On Sunday, May 5, Summit Coffee and the Birdsnest in downtown Davidson will team up for a day of music in the 2nd annual Robert Whitton Memorial Benefit Concert. Whitton, a popular math professor at Davidson College and a lover of local music, died in November 2011 after being struck by a car on Concord Road.
Live music will be flowing at Summit from noon to 8 PM, kicked off with the Brian Burton Jazz Trio from 12 – 3. The Birdsnest will also host music from 2:30 – 6:00. The celebration will culminate with a New Orleans style march from Summit at 7 PM, followed by a closing set from Davidson College’s acapella group: The Delilahs. Read the full story
Posted in Davidson College, Downtown & old Davidson, Fund-raisers, Life in Davidson
Posted on 30 April 2013.
Area businesses will be helping to raise awareness and money during May for Davidson-based A Giving Spirit Foundation, which provides financial assistance to mothers in the region who are suffering from debilitating diseases or other unforeseen health challenges. Special events at local restaurants and shops begin Wednesday, May 1. Read the full story
Posted in Business, Calendar, Cornelius, Fund-raisers, Huntersville
Posted on 30 April 2013.
Weather couldn’t keep local canines and their owners from frolicking at the 2013 Bark in the Park Top Dog Festival on Saturday, April 27, at Historic Rural Hill in Huntersville. Thousands of visitors came for a variety of activities, from live music to demonstrations to dog contests. Our photographer Gayle Shomer was there to record the scene. See her photo gallery in PETS & ANIMALS»
Posted in Fund-raisers, Huntersville, pets, Photo of the Day