By Dave Vieser
Sept. 22 The long-awaited beach at Ramsey Creek Park is still on hold, awaiting the issuance of the required permits to Duke Energy by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. Mecklenburg County and Duke officials told approximately 40 residents at the Town HallThursday evening community information meeting that they don't expect the permit to be issued before the summer of 2016.
|Kayla and Anneleigh|
Sept. 21 Kayla Harrill, left, and AnneLeigh Twer, both 10-year-olds at Providence Spring Elementary, organized and manned a lemonade stand and bake sale at Lake Norman Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Make-A-Wish grants the wishes of children with life-threatening illnesses.
The local chapter grants more than 240 wishes each year at an average cost of $6,000 per. Robin Smith Salzman, co-owner of the dealership, is a 2013 honoree of the WISH Society—Women Inspiring Strength & Hope.
Sept. 22 The Historic Preservation Committee is hosting its second annual Trash or Treasure: What’s in Your Attic? event Saturday, Sept. 27 from 9 a.m. to noon. The event, which will be held on the lawn of the city’s town hall, is Lake Norman’s own Antique Road Show. Experts from Savannah include Dennis White, Tom Boles and John Duncan. Local appraiser, Christina Whitson, will also evaluate art and fine prints for authenticity.
Sept. 18 - Oct. 4
By Linda Daley
This weekend features two great local athletic events. Davidson will host the 9th Annual Run for the Green. This race supports the Davidson Land Conservancy so please come out and support the runners! The Huntersville HFFA will be the site for the yearly Ramblin Rose Women’s Triathlon. If you have never been to a triathlon, I urge you to come out and support the ladies who compete in this sprint tri; many for the first time. You will be inspired! Volunteers are still needed for both events. The Lincoln County Apple Festival is this Saturday so grab the kids and come out to celebrate everything apple! Sunday evening enjoy the sounds of Pepper Choplin and the Mt. Zion UMC Chancel Choir at Mount Zion United Methodist Church.
Sept. 19 Has your retail business, shop or restaurant on or around Catawba Avenue been affected by construction at the I-77 bridge? We're glad to include free links on our active web site, www.corneliustoday.com
Call Gail Williams to get this under way, 704-895-1335. There's no charge, we're just glad to help the backbone of Cornelius business.
|Photo by Roger Smith; Clearcut: Greenpeace|
Dear EarthTalk: How is it that some food purveyors are contributing to the destruction of tropical rainforests by ditching unhealthy “trans fats?”
Most public health advocates applaud efforts by processed food producers, restaurants and fast food chains to get rid of so-called “trans fats”—partially hydrogenated oils added to foods to improve texture and extend shelf life but which can aggravate heart disease. In 2013 the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) proposed eliminating trans fats altogether, but it is unclear if and when such a change will take effect. In anticipation, many big trans fat buyers have switched to palm oil, much of which comes from former tropical rainforest lands cleared for agricultural production across Southeast Asia.
Papaya Papers, which moved to new, larger space in Jetton Village, held a ribbon cutting Thursday afternoon with the Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce. Local dignitaries attended, including Bill Russell, CEO of the chamber, and Cornelius Town Commissioners Dave Gilroy and Woody Washam. A Sotheby's International Realty office is going into the old Papaya space near the Harris-Teeter grocery store.
- Pig Pickin' Oct. 3 features Thom Tillis at Peninsula Yacht Club
- Icy Wakes host Wake the Lake
- River flows to Mooresville, Calvary Chapel replaces it
- Habitat to celebrate Women’s Build Initiative
- Ada Jenkins Center gears up for annual BBQ event
- Chambers partner for power luncheon Sept. 18
- Town Board OKs police support during heavy traffic times for Exit 28 construction
- Nightmare on Catawba Ave.: UNCC prof says DDI traffic flows decrease 7.6 percent during afternoon commute
The Diverging Diamond construction is wreaking havoc with retailers around Exit 28. Please support these valued Cornelius businesses. Click on the logos to go straight to their website for deals and information. These web links are free. If you're a merchant directly impacted by DDI construction, call or email us. We're glad to put up a link for you.