Posted at 4:28pm on Oct. 10, 2013
Three years ago, Terry Hogan Tiamd stood at the door of the Salvation Army waiting to meet a client.
Posted at 4:40pm on Sep. 26, 2013
Oyster roast, baked goods, Asian specials, new brunch, Cuban sandwiches top the list
Posted at 12:47pm on Sep. 20, 2013
Asian lunch specials and three-course dinners also available
Posted at 12:25pm on Sep. 20, 2013
Fashion fused with comfort is the focus of Cordani, a collection of footwear that features wedges, platforms and boots that are perfect for play yet wonderful for work. View the shoes at Sloan during its trunk show Sept. 26 - 28. All Cordani shoes will be offered at a 20 percent discount. Meet the owner/designer on Sept. 26 and 27.
Posted at 11:42am on Sep. 5, 2013
Fleming’s Steakhouse at the Epicenter uptown has unveiled a two-course filet and stuffed shrimp menu for September. Cost of the prix fixe menu is $32.95 per person; reservations must be made online to take advantage of the promotion. Menu includes a choice of a new wedge salad or French onion soup and a filet mignon paired with crab-stuffed prawns served with mashed potatoes. The promotion runs through Sept. 30. Enjoy happy hour nightly at Fleming’s with their 5 for $6 ’til 7 deal: five appetizers for $6 each until 7 p.m. at the bar. A sampling from the menu finds jumbo shrimp cocktail, Fleming’s prime burgers, roasted mushroom ravioli and sweet chile calamari.
Posted at 2:35pm on Sep. 2, 2013
Stacy Andrews, 42, knew something was wrong.
Posted at 1:47pm on Aug. 27, 2013
After changing its name in spring, Sedgefield United Methodist Church has welcomed a new pastor.
Posted at 6:49pm on Aug. 29, 2013
When I was growing up on Long Island in New York, in the ’50s and early ’60s, it was very cool to be Italian.
Posted at 12:56pm on Aug. 29, 2013
Jay Pithwa, 39, has always been a movie buff. He is not a fan, however, of movie-theater concessions.
Posted at 12:34pm on Aug. 27, 2013
Philip Thrash, a Boy Scout with Troop 55 in Charlotte, is helping conserve the local owl population. Thrash started his conservation project at Cane Creek Park in Waxhaw in February with the ambition of earning the Hornaday Award in Scouting for achievement in conservation.
Posted at 5:02pm on Aug. 29, 2013
Jill Conway’s first thoughts of becoming a doctor can be traced back to her early childhood in rural Kentucky, when a vet came to her family’s farm to fix an injury one of their horses had sustained after running into a fence.
Posted at 11:30am on Aug. 29, 2013
Charlotte Fashion Week and Girls’ Night Out slated
Posted at 1:07pm on Aug. 20, 2013
Johnson & Wales University: Mary Datta has received an Award of Excellence from VSA, The International Organization on Arts and Disability. She was one of 15 award recipients nationwide, and her entry will be displayed in the exhibition of emerging artists with disabilities at the S. Dillon Ripley Center of the Smithsonian Institution from Oct. 1 to Jan. 5, 2014.
Posted at 2:08pm on Aug. 23, 2013
As the summer of 2013 transitions into fall, there are several newsworthy organizations that begin to ramp up their activity.
Posted at 11:21am on Aug. 20, 2013
Time always flies, but when it’s time for my annual Tylutki-Stafiej Family Reunion in Michigan, I realize just how fast the year has gone by.
Posted at 7:31pm on Aug. 28, 2013
Looks from local designers can warm up your wardrobe. Head to The Boulevard at South End Wednesday from 6-9 p.m. to browse handmade headbands from Raw Sugar Couture and super hot song tag necklaces from Melvin Jewelry.
Posted at 12:34pm on Aug. 15, 2013
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Posted at 11:05am on Aug. 16, 2013
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Posted at 10:47am on Aug. 16, 2013
Swine and Wine takes place here Aug. 21: a French-Polynesian style whole pig roast with red, white and rose wine. The menu includes whole roasted pigs with Polynesian BBQ sauce and wine and cherry reduction sauce, sides such as roasted sweet fingerling potatoes, shrimp ceviche and pineapple wild rice and of course, wine. Dessert options: coconut macaroons, banana Napoleon or Pineapple Almond Cake. Cost per person is $65 plus tax and gratuity; payment accepted at time of reservation.
Posted at 3:45pm on Aug. 8, 2013
SouthPark’s Baoding at Sharon Corners celebrates 20 years in the business with a prix fixe menu throughout month of August. The menu: a summer shrimp roll to start, a choice of entrees including seafood with red curry, teriyaki beef and chicken or jumbo shrimp skewers. A dessert offering is also included. Cost for the promotional menu is $20 per person; the restaurant’s regular menu will also be available.
Posted at 11:41am on Aug. 7, 2013
Sophie Laliashvili-Belenky, 29, is a talented and gutsy young woman.
Posted at 1:14pm on Aug. 8, 2013
As the executive assistant manager for culinary/food and beverage at the Ritz-Carlton Charlotte, Jon Farace, 36, is often the first one in and the last to leave.
Posted at 11:52am on Jul. 31, 2013
CMS: A Child’s Place is asking for donations of new school supplies and public school uniforms before Aug. 9 for over 2,500 homeless children returning to Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools.
Posted at 3:08pm on Jul. 25, 2013
Emerging young artist Josh Brown will host a show 6-8:30 p.m. Aug. 2. Known best for his amusing artwork of animals, the 20-year-old will showcase 20 new paintings including zebras, donkeys, ostriches, elephants and more. Meet the artist while perusing his pieces.
Posted at 3:59pm on Jul. 24, 2013
A summer speaker series at Park Road Baptist Church is designed to help people develop an “informed faith.”
Posted at 2:42pm on Jul. 25, 2013
The Dilworth area will be another new Tex Mex spot by the end of the year. Tijuana Flats Burrito Co. plans to open at 1608 East Blvd. in the former The Original Italian Pie spot. Hand-rolled, toasted burritos and chimichangas are on the menu in three sizes from the Minijuana up to the Megajuana. Other options include fresh, made to order tacos, enchiladas and flautas. Chips, queso, guacamole and a Little Lizards menu for kids are also on tap. Catering from box lunches to bulk burritos and tacos will be available to order both online and over the phone. The restaurant group has 93 locations with three in the Triangle area in North Carolina with two more in the works for the Charlotte area.
Posted at 11:37am on Jul. 18, 2013
FS Food Group has sent the owner and pitmaster of Midwood Smokehouse to camp in Texas. The professional barbecue camp was put on by Texas A&M University and Texas Foodways.
Posted at 10:23am on Jul. 11, 2013
Now open in Ballantyne’s Toringdon Market, TSUKI is serving up house-made teriyaki, hibachi dishes, sushi including create your own rolls, noodle bowls and bento boxes. Lunch and dinner are served seven days a week, eat in or take out. Happy hour specials are on tap Monday through Friday.
Posted at 1:13pm on Jul. 10, 2013
The great artist Paul Cezanne once said, “The artist makes things concrete and gives them individuality.”
Posted at 10:53am on Jul. 5, 2013
The story how Julia McNally came to Ballantyne is steeped in history, luck and fate, as is true of so many immigrants who fled to the United States in the aftermath of World War II.
Posted at 3:30pm on Jul. 2, 2013
The Mint Hill Police Department recently marked its tenth anniversary.
Posted at 11:43am on Jul. 3, 2013
Opening this summer in Matthews Township Shopping Center is Pie Five Pizza Co., an interactive restaurant concept. Owned by Pizza Inn Holdings, the chain specializes in tailor-made pizzas that are prepped and cooked quickly.
Posted at 11:56am on Jul. 2, 2013
Charlotte’s semi-annual restaurant week, Queen’s Feast, will take place July 19-28.
Posted at 9:08am on Jul. 5, 2013
More than 300 area high school football players spent three days at UNC Charlotte recently as part of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes’ first summer sports camp in the Charlotte region.
Posted at 2:07pm on Jun. 26, 2013
The day before Indian Trail’s first Chick-fil-A opened June 20, more than 250 people arrived to camp out.
Posted at 1:26pm on Jun. 27, 2013
Spot the green dots and save at Creative By Nature Home, where hot weather calls for cool sales.
Posted at 1:51pm on Jun. 27, 2013
Penn Station East Coast Subs is expanding in the Charlotte area, with their newest location in Steele Creek’s RiverGate Shopping Center. Jon Dalton, managing owner, says, “After successfully opening two other Penn Station locations in SouthPark and South End and experiencing tremendous support from the community, we have no doubt the Steele Creek location will take off as well.” Majority owner Marc Nagy and his father-in-law Doug Rogers along with Dalton have signed a franchise agreement to open 10 locations in the Charlotte area by 2016. The team hopes to have at least five stores open in the area within the next four to five years; the restaurant group hopes to open 28 stores by 2016. Penn Station is best known for their Philadelphia Cheese Steak Sub, but also serves cold and/or grilled-to-order subs, hand-cut french fries and fresh-squeezed lemonade.
Posted at 11:32am on Jun. 24, 2013
Joseph MacDougall is quite proud of his Philadelphia toughness.
Posted at 1:10pm on Jun. 20, 2013
I believe the mother/daughter bond is the most powerful of all and can set the stage for how a woman’s life unfolds.