Posted on 13 June 2013.
NBA basketball stars Dell (retired) and Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors are combining their passion for golf and love of community through the Curry Celebrity Classic, at River Run Country Club on Monday, June. 17. Proceeds from this tournament will benefit the Ada Jenkins Center in Davidson. That’s one of several Ada Jenkins fundraisers on tap in the coming days. Also ahead: A Celebrity Bartender Fundraiser Thursday at Alton’s Kitchen to aid Big Brothers Big Sisters of Charlotte. Read the full story
Posted in Business, Calendar, Cornelius, Fund-raisers, Huntersville, Mooresville, River Run, Sports
Posted on 06 June 2013.
Jane Cacchione has joined the Davidson-Cornelius Child Development Center as development manager. Meanwhile, the center’s next fundraiser is this Saturday at Davidson Farmer’s Market, where market-goers can taste breakfast dishes using fresh local ingredients by guest chefs, including the center’s own chef Betsy Verhey. Also, the center recently held its annual family picnic, which drew a crowd not only of parents, but also board members and supporters. Read on for the details. Read the full story
Posted in Calendar, Cornelius, food, Fund-raisers, Nonprofit news, People, West side
Posted on 31 May 2013.
The annual Collier Lilly Ride 4 Life kicks off from Davidson College Saturday morning, while a “Saving Little Hearts of Nicaragua” 5K run begins around the same time on the Davidson Village Green. Meanwhile, the American Cancer Society will raise money with a 12-hour Relay for Life beginning Friday night at Bailey Road Park. And the weekend also brings the Mooreville Soup Kitchen’s annual “Lobsterfest.” Read the full story
Posted in Business, Calendar, Cornelius, Davidson College, Fund-raisers, Huntersville, Mooresville
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