Retail Notes

The Christmas in Davidson 2010 ornament is now available at The Village Store, 110 S. Main St., and Wooden Stone Gallery, 445 S. Main St., both in Davidson.

This year's ornament, created by Vermont-based studio Hot Glass Works, features the Davidson Public Library. All proceeds will benefit the library fund. Ornaments are $10 each and will also be available at the "Christmas in Davidson" celebration, scheduled for 6-9 p.m. Dec. 2, 3 and 4.

Best Acupuncture, 8213 Village Harbor Drive, Cornelius, is serving as a dropoff site for food and other donations to Huntersville-based Hope House, a transitional home for temporarily homeless women and their children.

Needed are turkey, ham, canned sweet potatoes/yams, Stove Top Stuffing, brown gravy, potatoes, elbow macaroni, cheddar cheese, paper towels, tissues and toilet tissue.

Drop off goods weekdays at the office or after hours in the basket outside Best Acupuncture's second-floor door. Items will be collected through Wednesday. Best Acupuncture also will arrange a pickup of any donated frozen items.

A live fashion show, 40 vendors and a full lineup of speakers will be featured at the "Head to Toe Holiday Woman's Show" from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 9 at the Charles Mack Citizen Center, 215 N. Main St., Mooresville.

Admission is free. Vendor space is still available; call 704-664-3898 or e-mail

Hampton Inn & Suites, Lake Norman Woman Magazine and d'lynne Boutique are sponsoring the show.

Lake Norman Realty's offices once again are collecting new, unwrapped toys for distribution as Christmas gifts to local children in need.

For the past 14 years, Lake Norman Realty has assisted the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve's "Toys for Tots" program.

Lake Norman Realty's offices in Mooresville, Cornelius, Denver, Statesville and Davidson will serve as collection sites for new toys.

Details: 704-892-9673;

Davidson is seeking applicants for the 2011 Main Street Solutions Small Business Grants Program.

The program provides matching grants of up to $200,000 for construction, renovation or rehabilitation projects that also create jobs.

Applications for the first round of the program are now available and are due Dec. 15.

Download a copy of the application at or pick up a copy at Town Hall, 216 S. Main St.

Details: Sandy Kragh, 704-892-7592.

The Huntersville and Charlotte locations of Beauty Brands Salon Spa Superstore raised $3,760 in donations for United Family Services' shelter for battered women.

The stores at 5335 Ballantyne Commons Parkway, Charlotte, and 8830 Lindholm Drive, Huntersville, completed their "It Takes Guts" campaign Nov. 7.

Since the campaign's inception in 2001, Beauty Brands has raised about $670,000 nationally for domestic violence shelters.