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Volunteer award given to Scott Higgins, PARC chair

Dec. 22. Antiquity resident Scott Higgins has received the prestigious Raburn “Rip” Jackson Award for his service on the PARC Advisory Board. He first joined the board as a commissioner in 2015, became vice-chair in 2016, and then chair in 2017, a position he still holds. Higgins, who was reappointed at the Town Board meeting […]

Walk With A Doc

Sept. 1. The Cornelius PARC Department and Novant Health’s Lakeside Family Physicians are resuming the Walk With A Doc program at the Antiquity Greenway in Cornelius.  The next walk is scheduled for Saturday, September 12, at 9 am. Walk at your own pace and distance and learn more from Dr. Phuong Nguyen at this free […]


Calling all doggies (and their humans)

The 19th Annual All American Dog Show will be held at Robbins Park from 3 pm to 6 pm today, with on-site registration beginning at 3 pm, and a K9 demonstration at 3:30 pm courtesy of the Cornelius Police Department. Here’s what the schedule looks like: 3 pm         On-site Registration Begins […]


Lake Norman Teen Council starts Sept. 10

Want to meet new friends or have something fun to do that looks great on your college application?  The Lake Norman Teen Council provides service projects, volunteer initiatives, workshops, fundraisers, and the opportunity to go on teen trips. Sample council activities include local festivals, attending youth forums, campus cruises, skating or bowling trips, conducting collections […]


Beware algae in nasty water

Aug. 13. Toxic algae blooms are making news across the country as hot weather heats up ponds and lakes. The blooms can kill a dog in about 15 minutes. Now the Town of Cornelius says an algae bloom that formed on the surface of the southern pond at Robbins Park—behind the tennis courts off Robbins […]


‘Park in the Dark’ sounds like fun

The Lake Norman Wildlife Conservationists and the Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation Department will hold “Park in the Dark” with the Cornelius PARC Dept. at Robbins Park Aug. 10. The family event will focus on the nightlife surrounding the Lake Norman area, especially the diverse moth population. Activities that Friday night will include a nature […]

Shades of Brown from Charlotte performed their soulfull jazz songs as the crowd grew at the innaugurial Old Town Cornelius Jazz Festival.

Jazz Festival is on!

Despite partly cloudy skies and “any rain to come,” the PARC Dept. says the Cornelius Jazz Festival is on. Town officials say bring blankets and maybe rain boots for the event, which runs from 5 pm to 9 pm. Four well-known bands are tentatively on deck, including Calvin Edwards, Shableek, Bradford Ray Bailey and Shades […]


Go gaga over GagaBall April 14

Registration is open until April 13 for the Cornelius PARC Department’s GagaBall Tournament Saturday April 14. The tournament, which runs from 9 am to noon, is at Robbins Park. Open to boys and girls, ages 7 – 14, the tournament fee is $5 for residents; $10 for non-residents. A championship shootout in each age division […]


Hop Into Spring at Rec Center (not Robbins Park)

UPDATED. ​It’s very cold for bunnies and sure as shootin’ it’s gonna rain tomorrow. That means the Hop Into Spring event at Robbins Park is being moved to the JV Washam Rec Center at 9611 Westmoreland Road. The Community Egg Hunt at Mt. Zion United Methodist Church will go on as planned at 11 am. […]

Black History Month celebration Feb. 24 at Town Hall

Feb. 15 – The town of Cornelius PARC Department and the Smithville CommUNITY Coalition will host an annual Black History Month celebration February 24 from 1-3 p.m. at Cornelius Town Hall. The event is free and open to the public and will feature live performances from local historically-black churches and offer children’s activities and refreshments. […]