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Peninsula Community Foundation reports nearly $250,000 in contributions last year

Jan. 24. Thanks to the Emerald Gala in November as well as donations throughout the year, the Peninsula Community Foundation was able to raise—and give away—almost $250,000 in 2022. Grants were given to local nonprofits like Bags of Hope, Ada Jenkins, Neighborhood CARE, YMCA camp scholarships, the Lake Norman Community Health Clinic, Bright Blessings, Make […]

Peninsula Foundation ‘Emerald’ gala is Nov. 19

Oct. 24. The Peninsula Community Foundation will hold a gala Saturday Nov. 19 at The Peninsula Club after a two-year COVID hiatus. The foundation, which has raised more than $2 million dollars since its founding in 2001, focuses on local nonprofits which often fall below the United Way threshold and therefore have a harder time […]

Rural Hill has Loch Norman Highland Games merchandise

With this year’s Loch Norman Games cancelled, you can still support the future of the Loch Norman Highland Games and Historic Rural Hill, by purchasing merchandise, such as T-shirts, pins, and Rural Hill Whisky Stones. These Scottish trinkets and wares are central to the festival’s success; although the highland games cannot be in person this […]

Big Day at the Lake XV needs Boat Hosts July 20

Big Day at the Lake XV is July 20, which means hundreds of children and youth from Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Carolinas will come to Lake Norman for a full day of fun. More than 100 Boat Hosts are needed to take the children—along with their mentors—out on the lake for a morning […]

Tilley retiring as Angels and Sparrows executive director

Oct. 10. When Sandy Tilley left her corporate job in 2007 to launch a soup kitchen in Lake Norman, some people thought she was crazy. First, there was the misconception that there were no poor or hungry people here. Secondly, why would a woman with a comfortable life—and nearing retirement age—attempt to create something from […]


Get in touch with your inner paparazzi, for a good cause

The Sandbox, a local nonprofit supporting the families of children who have been diagnosed with cancer or a life-threatening illness, is holding its 8th annual “An Evening of Believing” Prom” on Aug. 31 and they need paparazzi to make the evening sizzle. “Our vision for this event, in the beginning, was to create a magical […]


Big Day at the Lake XIV was really BIG

June 27. The community was all in for Year 14 of Big Day at the Lake this past Saturday. More than 150 at-risk children from Big Brothers Big Sisters were treated to a really big day on the lake by 100 Boat Hosts. All told, an estimated 600 people participated. Stormy weather before and after […]


Boat Hosts needed for Big Day at the Lake XIV

Big Day at the Lake has blown through its financial goals for 201​8—more than $113,000 will go directly to Big Brothers Big Sisters​—but Boat Hosts are still needed to take at-risk kids ​from BBBS out on Lake Norman ​July 21 for Big Day at the Lake. ​The deadline to register ​as a Boat Host ​is​ […]


Red, White & Bundled shower sends $80,000 in baby items to Fort Bragg

June 12. By Dave Yochum. Susan Tillis and a crew of volunteers in Cornelius loaded $80,000 worth of baby items that were shipped to military families at Fort Bragg. Tillis, an Allen Tate manager in Davidson as well as the wife of US Sen. Thom Tillis, said that all items will be bundled into welcome home […]


Red, White & Bundled returns to Town Hall May 10

Susan Tillis will host the 4th Annual Red, White and Bundled Baby Shower May 10 at Cornelius Town Hall. The event, which brings out political leaders and ordinary people alike, supports NC military families with such baby items as newborn and preemie diapers, wipes, onesies and sleepers (0-3), medicine spoons and gift cards to purchase […]