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AmeriCarna Live is Nov. 25

Nov. 22. The 11th annual AmeriCarna LIVE! car show, hosted by Ray Evernham, will be Saturday, Nov. 25. at the Trane Technologies campus in Davidson. AmeriCarna LIVE! benefits IGNITE and the Autism Society of North Carolina’s community centers in Davidson, Greensboro and Raleigh. IGNITE offers programming that helps members work toward financial, educational, and employment […]

Boutique, silent auction Nov. 3 benefit preschool

Oct. 31. The Cornelius Early Scholar’s Benefit Boutique, featuring jewelry, accessories and decor, will be held 1 pm to 7 pm this Friday in the fellowship hall of First Baptist Church of Cornelius, 21007 Catawba Ave. All proceeds benefit Cornelius Early Scholars preschool.

‘Food Fight’ Nov. 4 supports Ada Jenkins Center

Oct. 18. The Ada Jenkins Center’s community “Food Fight,” a friendly competition among area chefs and restaurants, takes place Saturday, Nov. 4 from 11:30 am to 2 pm. Participating restaurants and chefs include The Crazy Pig, the Davidson Soda Shop, Much Ado Catering, Whit’s Frozen Custard, Flatiron Kitchen + Tap House, On the Nines, and […]

Tom McGinnis and Susan Hartman, PCF board members, Margi Kyle, founder, Tim Boone, president and Sharon Washam, vice president of Little Smiles

Peninsula Community Foundation grants $10,000 to Little Smiles

Sept. 6. The Peninsula Community Foundation presented a $10,000 check to Little Smiles NC, a Cornelius-basedd organization that provides toys, games, dolls and electronic learning devices to children with significant injuries, disabilities or long-term care needs. Margi Kyle, Little Smiles founder, accepted the check along with officers Tim Boone, president and Sharon Washam, vice president. […]


Big Day at the Lake: Year 19 in the books

Aug. 10. On Saturday July 22, more than 315 Bigs, Littles, Boat Hosts and volunteers gathered separately—is that even possible?—for the 19th Year of Big Day at the Lake. To explain: The full day of boating, tubing, lakeside activities, food and fellowship for kids in Big Brothers Big Sisters is organized via emails and online […]

E2D, now 10 years old, bridges the opportunity gap between those who have ready-access to computers and the internet, and those who do not

Ada Jenkins, E2D receive youth and young adult awards from CMCF

Aug. 7. The Ada Jenkins Center and E2D are two local recipients of grants from the Charlotte Mecklenburg Community Foundation (CMCF) which awarded $550,000 to 31 nonprofits that support local children, youth and young adults. —Ada Jenkins Center will receive $25,000 for their LEARN Works program, an after-school academic support and enrichment program. —E2D to […]

Ashley Nydish and Nicole Fiehley of Bags of Hope, flanking Andi Griffin, Pam Varghese and Caroline Stevens of the PCF

Peninsula Community Foundation donates over $150,000 to local non-profits

July 26. Thanks to the generosity of the local community, the Peninsula Community Foundation has just been able to award grants in excess of $150,000 to 14charities in the Lake Norman area. In addition to the “core” charities that the PCF historically supports, the Ada Jenkins Center, The Lake Norman Community Health Clinic, Caterpillar Ministries […]

Big Day at the Lake 18 / Nichie Cole photo

Big Day at the Lake picnic: A massive undertaking

July 21. The Big Day at the Lake picnic is a massive undertaking, with 400 to 500 attendees, games, inflatables and a live dee-jay. They’ll be well-fed: 250+ hamburgers (Dressler’s) 400+ hotdogs (Service Plumbing and Harris Teeter) 4 pans Mac n Cheese (On the Nines) Thousands of chicken tenders (Tenders) 40 lbs Vegan BBQ (Barvecue) […]

Mayor Rusty Knox, center, proclaimed July 22 Big Day at the Lake. With him are BDATL committee members Eric Dana, Shelley Mahl, Angela Swett and Kalishia Mitchell, with Big Brothers Big Sisters and her daughter

It’s official: Mayors declare July 22 ‘Big Day at the Lake’

June 23. The mayors of Cornelius, Davidson and Huntersville have proclaimed July 22 “Big Day at the Lake” during Town Board meetings in June. It’s been 19 years since Big Day at the Lake was first launched with the goal of providing a full day of fun for hundreds of at-risk kids in Big Brothers […]

Affordable housing

Davidson Community Foundation will assist westside residents impacted by reval

June 19. Davidson residents most severely impacted by Mecklenburg County’s new tax assessments may find relief thanks to a $22,000 grant from the Davidson Community Foundation to the Town of Davidson. The one-time grant can help up to 100 residents with immediate challenges around the town’s portion of property tax assessments. Mecklenburg County has additional […]