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 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 11 May 2013.
Last weekend’s rain washed out both a Concert on the Green and a memorial march in honor of the late Professor Rob Whitton, who died after begin hit by a car on Concord Road in 2011 . Both events have been rescheduled for this Sunday night in downtown Davidson.
The Concert on the Green runs 6-8pm, featuring The Dickens, a reggae and variety band. It’s free and you’re invited to bring a blanket and a picnic basket. The concert is on the steps of the Davidson library branch on the Village Green, Main Street and Concord Road. Read the full story
Posted in Calendar, Davidson College, Life in Davidson
Posted on 05 May 2013.
Sybil Donaldson gets ready to serve a turkey leg at the Davidson Presbyterian Church tent. More photos below. (David Boraks/DavidsonNews.net)
Town Day in downtown Davidson Saturday felt a lot like the Town Days of old, with perhaps a few features you wouldn’t have found in festivals past.
There was plenty of the familiar. Boy Scout Troop 58′s rope bridge challenge another cohort of youngsters. Davidson Presbyterian Church served lunch as always from its massive portable grill. There were games – from ring toss to corn hole – and the “Cake Walk,” a musical contest with cakes and cupcakes for prizes. Read the full story
Posted in Business, Downtown & old Davidson, Health & Fitness, Life in Davidson, Photo of the Day
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 04 April 2013.
Professor Mike Dorcas (right) and student assistants showed off a 14 1/2 foot python at Reptile Day in 2012. (Cristina Mourao/DavidsonNews.net)
Davidson College Herpetology Lab presents its annual Reptile Day on April 6, a day to see, touch and learn about reptiles and amphibians. It’s free and open to the public and a local favorite among kids and adults. The day runs from 10am to 1pm at the college’s Blanche Knox Parker Garden, between Watson and Dana Science buildings, off Concord Road.
Info on the events calendar on Davidson.edu. See also our stories and photos from previous Reptile Days, under the Reptile Day tag.
Posted in Calendar, Davidson College, Environment, kids, Life in Davidson
Posted on 03 April 2013.
Davidson Farmer’s Market returns to weekly markets for the spring and summer season this Saturday in downtown Davidson, with a revised layout and eight new vendors. The new offerings range from food trucks to poultry and vegetable farmers to a scuppernong winemaker. We talk to market manager Courtney Spear for a preview of the coming season. IN FOOD & DINING»
Posted in Business, Calendar, Downtown & old Davidson, food, Life in Davidson, Nonprofit news