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May 2 is Red, White & Bundled shower at Town Hall

Feb. 16. The Susan M. Tillis Foundation will hold the Red White and Bundled baby shower from 6 pm to 730 pm May 2 at Cornelius Town Hall. The showers held every year result in baby items worth tens of thousands of dollars for soldiers at Fort Liberty. Background The ​foundation grew out of a […]

Huntersville Happy Hour’s LKN Men Than Cook is March 17

Feb. 14. The Huntersville Happy Hour Rotary Club’s most popular event, Lake Norman Men That Cook, will be held at The Venues at Langtree on March 17. The family friendly event provides samplings of tasty cuisine prepared by cooking teams who compete for prize money for their favorite charity. Ticket sales support charities that serve […]

Freezin’ for a reason at the Y

Jan. 18. Saturday will be sunny and around 32 degrees—perfect for the Lake Norman YMCA’s Annual Polar Plunge & Chili Cook-off. Teams will be walk, jump and tiptoe into the lake to support funding for programs such as summer camp, Afterschool, Preschool, swim lessons and safety around water for all, regardless of ability to pay. […]

New HVAC in time for Christmas: NuBlue Plumbing, Peninsula Community Foundation and LKN Community Development with Cheryl Knox

Christmas ‘miracle’ in Smithville

Dec. 22. By Caroline Stevens. If you’re feeling a little Grinchy this holiday season, the cure may be some good news from Whoville—or, rather, Smithville—where a Christmas miracle happened for Cheryl Knox on Thursday. She had been heating her home, where she’s lived for years, with space heaters. Thanks to a committee of local elves […]


Art exhibit highlights work from participants at Hinds Feet Farm

Dec. 15. An exhibit in the Cain Center for the Arts gallery highlights and celebrates the original art of participants in programming at Hinds Feet Farm, a nonprofit that works to maximize the potential of persons living with brain injury. It’s called “Justifying our Lens” and it runs through Jan. 5 in the gallery on […]

The Charlotte Dragon Boat and Asian Festivals at Ramsey Park in Cornelius. Photo by Jon Strayhorn | ASC

Arts & Sciences Council announces grants; 2 have local impact

Dec. 12. The Charlotte Dragon Boat Association, which holds the Dragon Boat and Asian Festival held at Ramsey Creek Park each year, has received a $15,000 from the Arts & Sciences Council. Meanwhile, Smithville Community Coalition received a $12,850 grant from ASC to support “Don’t Lose Heart,” a live storytelling production that uses poetry, digital […]

Giving with Grace Foundation announces 10 awards of $25K each

Dec. 11. Giving with Grace Foundation announced 10 awards of $25,000 each to local nonprofits “to support their invaluable work in our local community” during the foundation’s “Giving Luncheon” last week,. The organizations include: Hope House Foundation, Youth Villages, Happy Tails Rescue, Carolina Wildlife Conservation Center, Cliffords Army Rescue Extravaganza, Feed NC, Anson County Animal […]

LKN Christmas Boat Parade on deck Dec. 16

LKN Lighted Christmas Boat Parade is Saturday, Dec. 16

Dec. 9. The Lake Norman Lighted Christmas Boat Parade will launch at 5:30 pm as planned on Dec. 16. Cornelius Police will help lead the parade—and keep it in deep water—with three major stops: Blythe Landing at 5:30 pm, then on to Ramsey Creek, continuing to the Peninsula Yacht Club and then Duke Energy Explorium […]

Peninsula Community Foundation gala raised $175K for charities

Dec. 4. The Peninsula Community Foundation raised over $175,000 at the 2023 Denim, Diamonds and Dancing Gala held at The Peninsula Club in November, bringing total donations to $376,000. “We are so grateful to our community, particularly to those who gave from their hearts at the gala, to bring us past our goal,” said George […]

Tips for Giving Tuesday

Nov. 28. Today is Giving Tuesday, a day when charities ask us to support worthy causes, of which there are plenty here and around the country. If you’re wondering which organizations to support or how much money to donate, here are some guidelines culled from Charity Watch and Charity Navigator. 1. Make sure you’re donating […]