Posted on 26 April 2013.
Alex Johnson, 8, ponders a move at the after school chess program at Community School of Davidson. (Gayle Shomer/DavidsonNews.net)
“When someone wins, we just shake hands and I don’t care if I lose”, says Alex Johnson, 8. He and other novice players, recently joined seasoned Chess Club members for four weeks of Chess After School Enrichment at Community School of Davidson.
They learned basic moves, strategy and how to lose graciously. Read the full story
Posted in Gayle Shomer Quiet Moments, kids, Photos, Schools
Posted on 22 March 2013.
LaToya Stevens used recycled materials for a spring window at FiFi’s in Cornelius. (Gayle Shomer/DavidsonNews.net)
At the intersection of fashion and design is FiFi’s Fine Resale in Cornelius. Selling used apparel, the perfect recycling balance takes place and LaToya Stevens is one of the visionaries.
Stevens, the new creative director at Fifi’s, spent 3-4 hours making the window display using recycled materials.
“I’m the type of person that I just pick up things and start creating. I’m good at improvising with what I have”, says Stevens.
The flowers are built with recycled materials that she spray-painted. The dress emerged from leftover tissue paper and old donated newspapers. Read the full story
Posted in Business, Cornelius, People, Photos, Small business spotlight
Posted on 16 March 2013.
Youth rowers coordinate the move of the newly dedicated “Parents 2012″ boat after the dedication ceremony. (Chuck McShane/DavidsonNews.net)
By CHUCK McSHANE
HUNTERSVILLE - Back in 2005, Larry Vitez had an idea. He wanted to give the broader public – not just yacht club members – a chance to learn about rowing and sailing, two of Vitez’s lifelong passions.
So it was appropriate that when the North Carolina Community Sailing and Rowing center unveiled some of its newest donated rowing shells, the first was named “Vitez’s Vision.” Read the full story
Posted in Huntersville, Lake Norman, Photos, Sports
Posted on 26 February 2013.
Stephanie Bloom and son Sam at Crossfit Davidson. (Gayle Shomer/DavidsonNes.net)
“Ken and I have made exercising and staying healthy a priority”, says Stephanie Bloom of Davidson. “Both of our families battle obesity so we shift our schedules a lot to make it happen.”
Sometimes this means bringing Sam, 4, to the child watch at CrossFit in Davidson, on Depot Street.
Stephanie and Ken alternate morning or evening classes to ensure they work out daily and they have Charlie, 7 and Sam, 4, enrolled in at least one exercise activity. The boys love CrossFit Kids, so their parents take them as often as possible. Read the full story
Posted in Business, Gayle Shomer Quiet Moments
Posted on 25 January 2013.
This week we introduce “Quiet Moments,” a new feature by Gayle Shomer. That’s what Gayle’s co-workers called her feature photos when she worked at
Tru and Simba (Gayle Shomer photo)
The Charlotte Observer. She’s a Mooresville resident and a frequent contributor here. She’ll produce this feature on the fourth Friday of the month, focusing on people and places in the Lake Norman area.
TRU AND SIMBA
Tru Kim and her dog, Simba, greet customers like family. Read the full story
Posted in Business, Cornelius, Exit 30 area, Gayle Shomer Quiet Moments, Huntersville, Mooresville, People, pets, Photos
Posted on 01 January 2013.
Quite a year wasn’t it? With 2012 now in the history books, we take a look back at some of our favorite stories and photos from last year. Enjoy! Read the full story
Posted in Downtown & old Davidson, Exit 30 area, Life in Davidson, Photo of the Day, Photos
Posted on 01 January 2013.
Oh, what a flirt! Sgt. Scott Misenheimer posed Monday with Rebecca Clark (left) of the Davidson Village Inn and Elaine McArn of the Needlecraft Center. (Brenda Barger/DavidsonNews.net)
The New Year starts in Davidson today and it starts without Scott Misenheimer on the Davidson Police Department. We will miss him, but after 30 years of wearing a gun on his hip while he walked his beat, it is time to let our friend wear a fish stringer on his belt as he ambles down the path to his favorite fishing hole.
(See Dec. 31, 2012, “Call him a retiree: Sgt. Scott’s last lap on Main Street.”) See a Scott Misenheimer photo gallery below.
Scott Misenheimer was born almost 54 years ago (his birthday is Jan. 19) in Rowan Regional Medical Center and grew up in Salisbury. He married his high school sweetheart, Andrea, at East Rowan High School 26 years ago and the couple has raised two sons, Ethan and Avery. Ethan, 22, is a senior at UNC-Asheville, and Avery, 19, is a sophomore at Appalachian State. Andrea works as the Medicaid Program Director of Cardinal Innovations Healthcare Solutions in Kannapolis. She laughs at the suggestion Scott is retiring to go fishing, saying she will have to continue working to fund the graduate school programs their sons are considering. Read the full story
Posted in Around Davidson, Davidson history, Downtown & old Davidson, Public safety
Posted on 30 November 2012.
Santa posed on Engine No. 2 just before the festival’s start Thursday. (David Boraks/DavidsonNews.net)
Santa Claus climbed onto the old Davidson Engine No. 2, the siren sounded, and Thursday just before 6pm they headed to the Village Green to kick off the 25th annual Christmas in Davidson. Thousands of people from Davidson, surrounding towns, Charlotte and beyond strolled along Main and South Main streets taking in the sights and sounds of the season.
More photos by DavidsonNews.net’s Brenda Barger and David Boraks below. Read the full story
Posted in Business, Calendar, Downtown & old Davidson, Life in Davidson, South Main Street