July 2014

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Laura Mueller Laura Mueller

Lake Norman Social Scene

Pawz Too Run

More than 150 people and their pets competed in the 4th annual Pawz Too Run event in downtown Davidson Saturday, April 12.

Loch Norman Highland Games

The sun shone bright the weekend of April 12-13 as people gathered to celebrate all things Scottish at the 21st annual Rural Hill Scottish Festival and Loch Norman Highland Games in Huntersville.

An Evening for Dove House

Dove House Children’s Advocacy Center held its 13th annual An Evening for Dove House Saturday, May 3, at the Charles Mack Citizen Center in downtown Mooresville.

Lake Norman Social Scene

The 18th Annual John P. Campbell Memorial Golf Tournament

Barium Springs Giving Them Hope Annual Luncheon

An annual luncheon proves to be continuously making a difference in children's' lives.

Kelli Robinson

Out and About

Spring & Summer Pickin's!

Eat home grown without the hastle!

Easter Activities

The scoop on Easter outings in a town near you.

The search for kids summer camps

Spring into action now and begin looking for kids summer camps!

Get in the green spirit!

St. Patty's Day & March Madness celebrations!

This month as a Pittsburgher

March inspires me to do three completely unrelated things.

Chef Troy Gagliardo

Chef Troy's Recipes

Wedge Salad Makeover

The heat is on…so it is time to lighten up dinner, but that doesn’t have to mean dull or boring. Anytime time of week a good salad can make an awesome meal. For me the right toppings and a small portion of protein make for a satisfying dish.

Turkey Chorizo Burger

Summer time is the most popular time to grill our favorite dishes; and what better than a plump juicy burger.

Cinco de Mayo Celebration

Kick up your Cinco de Mayo celebration with this unique handmade savory treat.

BLT To new heights

B L T Sandwich with Bourbon Bacon & Fried Red Tomato

Classic Turned Turkey

A favorite dish, chicken marsala, with a unique twist.

Sam Boykin

From the Editor

editor's note

Welcome to our back-to-school issue

Trump talk

Welcome to our special golf issue

The joys (and woes) of home ownership

For most of us, buying a house is the biggest investment we’ll ever make, and we often pour our hearts, souls and dollars into making it our refuge.

Matters of the heart

For this issue, in honor of Valentine’s Day, we celebrate all things love — that wonderfully messy emotion that unites us all.

A new beginning

In the coming months, look for a great mix of fun and entertaining stories about the people, places and lifestyles of Lake Norman, as well as compelling, thought-provoking stories you won’t find anywhere else.

John Syme

Davidson Dispatches

Summer Break

Davidson College boasts a bounty of natural beauty and art

Discuss with the Writer

Soul of a People: The WPA Writers’ Project Uncovers Depression America by David A. Taylor, Davidson College Class of 1983.

Davidson Dispatches

Davidson College President Carol Quillen delivers insightful and inspiring speech

Red and Black Ball

Annual Davidson College fundraiser helps combat AIDS here and abroad

Thanksgiving Dog

My dog Dodger is reminding me to be thankful this Thanksgiving.

Rosie Molinary

Beautiful Musings

Happy Birthday, Beautiful You!

The daily guide to radical self-acceptance, Beautiful You, is still capturing hearts a year later.

Let the to-do list go and schedule playtime

The to-do list can get very long, so be sure to make a play plan and occasionally let things go.

Horses. Hope. Healing: A retreat for cancer survivors

Triple Play Farm in Davidson, North Carolina offers a one-day self-discovery and empowerment retreat for female cancer survivors.

What's your default?

My son's nickname, Happy, teaches a lesson about one's natural state.

In 1978, I invented GPS

In looking for directions in life, though, it's not as easy as asking your car where to go.