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November is good for eating, not so much for planting

Posted at 9:33am on Oct. 29, 2014

This month, stay on top of basic garden chores: Clean up summer crop remains, prepare for frost, bring houseplants indoors, hoe and mulch against cool-season weeds. Band trees against cankerworms between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day.

Charlotte’s Reid’s Fine Foods open second location, in Fort Mill

Posted at 2:13pm on Oct. 28, 2014

Reid’s Fine Foods has opened a second location, in Fort Mill, with the original at 2823 Selwyn Ave.

Following a dream for a college education

Posted at 9:54am on Oct. 22, 2014

Charlie Espinosa’s life is different in the United States than it was when he lived in South America.

Several restaurants unveil fall menus

Posted at 9:28am on Oct. 23, 2014

Bonterra executive chef Blake Hartwick is focusing on incorporating local, seasonal ingredients procured from local farmers into his fall menu items. Hartwick is excited to showcase New Southern Cuisine with his fall menus. New starters include a fried green tomato BLT and crispy pork belly. Entrees on the fall menu: North Carolina monkfish osso bucco, shrimp and Byrd Mill grits, JD’s fried lobster tail and quick sear ahi tuna with foie gras.

Father, daughter to discuss church issues

Posted at 2:51pm on Oct. 15, 2014

Sarah Howell didn’t intend to become a minister, even though she grew up surrounded by church influences.

Grants of nearly $50K help pastors take 3-month sabbaticals

Posted at 4:15pm on Oct. 8, 2014

The Reverends Mark Upton, co-pastor of Hope Community Church, and Randy Forrester, senior pastor of King of Kings Anglican Church, recently were notified that they received the grants from the Lilly Endowment National Clergy Renewal Program.

Charlotte’s Connie Strain has wisdom and goals to spare

Posted at 10:24am on Oct. 9, 2014

When you meet Connie Strain, be prepared to meet a 90-year-old who has goals and wisdom.

Community gardening strong in Charlotte area; Asheville meeting planned Oct. 25

Posted at 8:39am on Oct. 9, 2014

N.C. Community Garden Partners, a statewide nonprofit, will have its popular annual community gardening conference Oct. 25 on the campus of UNCAsheville. It will offer workshops designed to strengthen community gardening skills.

Barbecue heads uptown in Charlotte

Posted at 2:02pm on Oct. 3, 2014

The annual Q-City Charlotte BBQ Championship will be in uptown Charlotte from 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Oct.17-18.

Fall is time for the bizarre bazaars

Posted at 11:29am on Oct. 2, 2014

Something about yard sales makes us go a little nuts.