Posted on 11 October 2011.
North Mecklenburg Woman’s Club
Enjoy seeing different holiday decorations? Then you will love “Over the Tabletop – 2011 Holidays.” This year more than 25 area designers, shops and florists will take “fork on the left, knife on the right” to a whole new level at The Peninsula Club in Cornelius on Nov. 11. Read the full story
Posted in Calendar, Cornelius, Fund-raisers, Mooresville
Posted on 10 October 2011.
Stand-up paddle board racers hit the water Saturday in Mooresville for the first annual Aloha Cup, hosted by My Aloha! Paddle Sports and Fitness. (Tammy Cox / Our Towns Habitat)
More than 38 community members on Saturday ‘stood up’ for Habitat, participating in the inaugural Aloha Cup Paddle Board races. Hosted by My Aloha! Paddle Sports and Fitness, the Stand-Up Paddle event (SUP) drew folks from as far as Asheville and raised $950 for Our Towns Habitat for Humanity.
“It was an amazing day for evolution of Stand Up Paddling on Lake Norman,” My Aloha owner Rob Bennett said. “Traffic on Williamson Road bridge slowed to a crawl from everyone taking notice.” Read the full story
Posted in Cornelius, Fund-raisers, Huntersville, Lake Norman, Mooresville, Photos
Posted on 09 October 2011.
Paul Hollar gets a hug from a friend at Saturday's Hollarpalooza, a fund-raiser to help pay bills from his treatments for throat cancer. (David Boraks/DavidsonNews.net)
By DAVID BORAKS
Hundreds of relatives, friends and members of an extended community of old area families gathered at the Hollar farm east of Davidson Saturday to do something they’ve done for generations – help one of their own in a time of need. They were there for “Hollarpalooza,” a daylong music festival organized to help pay the medical bills of Paul Hollar, a Davidson resident who is recovering from throat cancer. Read the full story
Posted in Cornelius, East Davidson, Fund-raisers, Huntersville, Life in Davidson, Mooresville, Photos
Posted on 02 October 2011.
Deb Estes and Tara Moore have been teaching at the Children’s Schoolhouse for 3 years. They posed with students (Rachel Goldstein/DavidsonNews.net)
Annie Magee of Huntersville enjoyed the “Surprise House” game at the 2011 Children’s Schoolhouse carnival. This year’s carnival is Saturday, Oct. 20. (Rachel Goldstein/DavidsonNews.net)
Aleksei Sample-Kietrys of Davidson, a student at the Children’s Schoolhouse, sits for a portrait, in a hand-crafted chair on sale to benefit the Schoolhouse. (Rachel Goldstein/DavidsonNews.net)
Zoe Helfrich enjoys the pony rides with her Grandma, Nancy Gardner, at the Children’s Schoolhouse fair. (Rachel Goldstein/DavidsonNews.net)
Layla Carter (pink) of Cornelius won a cake in the CakeWalk at the Children’s Schoolhouse Fair on Saturday. (Rachel Goldstein/DavidsonNews.net)
The annual Children’s Schoolhouse Carnival
took over the Village Green Saturday, drawing a crowd of kids and parents to raise money for the pre-school in Huntersville. The day included bounce houses, pony rides, face painting, music and food. The Children’s Schoolhouse was established in 1971.
Posted in Cornelius, Downtown & old Davidson, Fund-raisers, Huntersville, Life in Davidson, Mooresville, Photo of the Day, Schools
Posted on 30 September 2011.
Former Davidson firefighter John Allen and company at last year's "Fill the Boot" campaign for MDA
Davidson firefighters will once again be raising money this Saturday for the Muscular Dystrophy Association’s annual “Fill the Boot” campaign. Watch for emergency personnel stationed at the intersection of Main Street and Concord Road from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Volunteers will be accepting donations as drivers wait at stop lights, but donations may also be sent to the Davidson Fire Department at P.O. Box 579, Davidson, NC 28036. Firefighters ask that checks written directly to the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
Meanwhile, firefighters put out a fire in a gas line that had ruptured and ignited during Sunday’s severe thunderstorm. Also this week, three students were freed from an elevator that was stuck in the Davidson College Chambers academic building, and firefighters assisted Mecklenburg County Medic ambulances with patients at two separate vehicle collisions (2 hurt in Concord Road crash).
Details on these calls and more (along with a tally of the week’s medical calls) may be found below.
Read the full story
Posted in Cornelius, East Davidson, Exit 30 area, Fire calls, Fund-raisers, Public safety, South Main Street, West side
Posted on 29 September 2011.
Davidson United Methodist Church's Great Pumpkin Patch was scheduled to open Thursday at noon at the McKay Youth House on South Main Street. (David Boraks/DavidsonNews.net)
DUMC's pumpkin patch is open on South Main Street. (David Boraks/DavidsonNews.net)
An army of young volunteers unloaded pumpkins from trucks Wednesday to stock the Great Pumpkin Patch for Missions at the Davidson United Methodist Church’s Molly McKay Youth House on South Main Street.
The Pumpkin Patch was scheduled to open Thursday, Sept. 29, at noon and run through Halloween, Monday, October 31st. Items for sale include pumpkins of all sizes, decorative corn, gourds, baked goods, and more. Proceeds will go toward youth mission trips at the church. Read the full story
Posted in Calendar, Cornelius, Downtown & old Davidson, Fund-raisers, Huntersville, kids, Life in Davidson, Mooresville, Photo of the Day, South Main Street
Posted on 20 September 2011.
By DAVID BORAKS
Valerie Carlock and Sandra Gonzalez are counselors for United Family Services in the Lake Norman area. (David Boraks/DavidsonNews.net)
The Lake Norman region’s growth in recent years has brought not only an influx of new neighbors, but also new challenges and needs, especially when it comes to social services. Since 1999, the nonprofit United Family Services has been growing to meet those needs, offering consumer credit and housing counseling, mental health counseling and help for domestic violence victims.
This Saturday, the agency hosts its 2nd annual Cruise for Change on Lake Norman to help support the regional office in Cornelius. Saturday night’s cruise includes music and refreshments, a silent auction and a drawing for an iPad2. (Details below) Read the full story
Posted in Cabarrus County, Calendar, Cornelius, Fund-raisers, Huntersville, Mooresville, Public safety
Posted on 18 September 2011.
Runners in the Run for Green races ran part of the way on the town's greenways (David Boraks/DavidsonNews.net)
Davidson Lands Conservancy director Roy Alexander (right) shakes hands with Kalib Wilkinson, winner of Saturday's Run for Green Half Marathon. (David Boraks/DavidsonNews.net)
It was a grey day, but a Green Day Saturday morning on the Village Green, where hundreds of visitors flocked for the 2011 Green Day Festival, a fundraiser for Davidson Lands Conservancy. Executive Director Roy Alexander called it the best festival in the DLC’s history.
The day included a half-marathon, 10K and 5K races, as well as a collection of booths from local businesses and nonprofits, many promoting environmentally friendly themes. There also was music and food. Read the full story
Posted in Cornelius, Downtown & old Davidson, East Davidson, Environment, Fund-raisers, Huntersville, Mooresville, Photos, River Run