Posted at 10:54am on Dec. 26, 2014
On New Year’s Day, Roger Schmidt will start taking down his Department 56 Christmas Village for the last time.
Posted at 3:17pm on Dec. 12, 2014
David Molinaro formed The Monroe Road Community, with representatives from the adjoining neighborhoods, the school, the library and places of worship.
Posted at 12:24pm on Dec. 11, 2014
Make your calendars: Just about 10 months from now, at midnight Oct.1, the Matthews Woman’s Club Service League will begin taking reservations for its 2015 Victorian Christmas Teas.
Posted at 8:30pm on Dec. 9, 2014
December is time to band trees against cankerworms; plant bulbs, trees, shrubs and woody herbs; start early vegetables indoors; and prepare spring beds.
Posted at 1:29pm on Dec. 5, 2014
Holiday Events: The town of Matthews has planned several holiday events for residents:
Posted at 1:55pm on Dec. 5, 2014
Charlottean Dave Cook got his start in the food service industry at a very young age.
Posted at 2:23pm on Nov. 26, 2014
Tim Morgan retired Nov. 3 as Scoutmaster of Troop 119 at South Mecklenburg Presbyterian Church.
Posted at 2:22pm on Nov. 21, 2014
When I was asked to write a devotional for a new Advent booklet at my church, I found my niche.
Posted at 3:16pm on Nov. 21, 2014
Mike Suppa has joined midtown’s Vivace as its new executive chef.
Posted at 1:36pm on Nov. 14, 2014
Adapting to change isn’t always easy; however, author Jenifer Ruff has proven very skillful at handling change.
Posted at 5:17pm on Nov. 6, 2014
Executive chef Chris Coleman of The Asbury at The Dunhill Hotel Uptown has unveiled a new Campfire Menu for fall.
Posted at 2:44pm on Oct. 28, 2014
They say that nothing brings out your inner control freak better than letting a child “help” you.
Posted at 5:24pm on Oct. 29, 2014
Betsy Rosen serves on several Charlotte church and nonprofit boards and works to support groups like YWCA, Temple Beth El and other organizations.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Posted at 11:29am on Oct. 2, 2014
Something about yard sales makes us go a little nuts.
Posted at 4:02pm on Sep. 26, 2014
There are dairy and eggs in the yeast doughnuts, which are fried in leaf lard from pasture-raised hogs.
Posted at 2:11pm on Sep. 19, 2014
The club will host a fall festival Oct.25 that will be open to the public.
Posted at 1:45pm on Sep. 19, 2014
SouthPark’s AZN is celebrating its two-year anniversary at Piedmont Town Center throughout September.
Posted at 1:30pm on Sep. 17, 2014
Some 300 or so children and adults came to Matthews Squirrel Lake Park recently for Kids in Nature Day.
Posted at 2:06pm on Sep. 16, 2014
According to the National Bird-Feeding Society, more than 55million Americans feed birds, making it our second-most popular hobby, behind gardening.
Posted at 2:29pm on Sep. 12, 2014
The Storefront Theatre of Waxhaw will present the first production of the 2014-15 season 7:30p.m. Sept.27 and 2:30p.m. Sept.28 at Waxhaw Presbyterian Church.
Posted at 12:55pm on Sep. 12, 2014
Providence United Methodist Church’s new worship service, called “The Net,” is named after a Bible story in which Jesus instructs his disciples to throw their net on the other side of the boat.
Posted at 2:12pm on Sep. 9, 2014
Martin Wilkins still remembers what his parents told him in 2002 when he graduated from Duke University and decided to pursue a career in theater: ‘If you get down the road and it doesn’t work out, at least you’ll know you tried.’
Posted at 9:30am on Sep. 11, 2014
Internationally known singer-songwriter Matt Maher, who has performed for two popes and has had more than 20 songs on Christian radio, will headline the Pregnancy Resource Center of Charlotte’s annual fundraising event Sept.18.
Posted at 10:23am on Sep. 10, 2014
A graduate of Southern Illinois University–Edwardsville, Kyle Rhodes moved to Charlotte, attending Johnson and Wales University and working at Barrington’s. The past two years he has worked as chef de cuisine at 5 Church under Chef Jamie Lynch, reinforcing his kitchen techniques.
Posted at 1:22pm on Sep. 3, 2014
Moe’s has opened in Fort Mill off Exit 85 on Interstate 77 at 1751 Pleasant Road.
Posted at 12:05pm on Sep. 3, 2014
It’s time to prepare your gardens for the new plants you’ll set out next month, to shop for bulbs you’ll be planting in October; and to plant leafy greens that can mature in around 50 days.
Posted at 5:47pm on Aug. 20, 2014
Guests this year will be able to sample more than 350 beers from more than 100 breweries, check out local food vendors and enjoy live music from U-Phonik and Stella Rising.
Posted at 10:50am on Aug. 29, 2014
This month, Museum of the Waxhaws is focusing on key American wars.
Posted at 12:03pm on Aug. 28, 2014
Check out offerings at Lure Oyster Bar, the new Which Wich, Bar Cocoa and the Gallery Restaurant.
Posted at 1:52pm on Aug. 26, 2014
Sarah Rappe of Mint Hill had no idea a chance to throw the first pitch at the Charlotte Knights Baseball game July30 would lead to big surprise.
Posted at 10:48am on Aug. 27, 2014
At the beginning of 2015, after 72 years, Organic Gardening magazine will cease publication. Rodale Inc., Organic Gardening’s publisher, says it will rebrand the magazine as Rodale’s Organic Life, offering ‘a fresh spin on food, garden, home and well-being.’