Lake Norman & Mooresville


Local artist wins contest: Mooresville artist Jessica DeHart recently won the souvenir poster contest for the upcoming U.S. Figure Skating Championships at the Greensboro Coliseum.

DeHart created an oil on canvas of Madelyn Jordan, a 10-year-old juvenile competitive skater as her back was arched in a fast, side layback spin. It took DeHart about three weeks to finish the painting of the Charlotte skater.

DeHart’s winning piece and 43 other works will be exhibited during the championship.

Love your enemies lecture: Douglas Ottati, the Craig Family Distinguished Professor of Reformed Theology and Justice at Davidson College, will be the guest speaker at a free public forum 7:30 p.m. Jan. 28 in the C. Shaw Smith 900 Room in the Alvarez College Union at Davidson College.

Ottati will speak on “Love Your Enemies: The Teaching of Jesus and Dynamics of Reactionary Violence.” The forum is hosted by the Vann Center for Ethics.

Ottati will draw on several passages from the New Testament books of Matthew and Luke that include teachings of Jesus on love of enemies, nonresistance to evil and the parable of the Good Samaritan.

Admission is free, and the lecture is open to the public. For information, visit

Jazz Combo: The Davidson College Jazz Combo, just back from a concert tour of the Mexican Riviera, will perform 3 p.m. Feb. 8 at the Episcopal Church of St. Peter by-the-Lake, 8433 Fairfield Forest Road, Denver.

The performance is part of the Alexander Community Concert series. Admission is $15 adults, $10 seniors and students, and free for children under 12. For information, contact Ben Benoit at 704-489-6249 or e-mail


Health awareness workshop: Jim and Aurelie Ward will present “Goodbye Toxins Health Awareness Workshop” 10-11 a.m. Jan. 29 at Towneplace Suites, 139 Gateway Blvd., Mooresville.

The Wards will discuss how to make your home and workplace a healthy environment. Admission is free, and the workshop is open to the public.

To RSVP, call 704-871-1954 or email

Heartburn or heart attack: Dr. Adam Crilly, medical director of the Emergency Medicine Department at Lake Norman Regional Medical Center, will present “Heartburn or Heart Attack” 3-4:30 p.m. Feb. 4 in Community Rooms A and B. The program is part of the hospital’s monthly Senior Circle series.

Admission is free, and a question-and-answer session will follow. For information, contact Mitzie McCurdy at 704-660-4859 or

Stroke support group: Lake Norman Regional Medical Center will host a Stroke Support Group 1:30-3 p.m. Feb. 5 at the War Memorial Building, 220 N. Maple St., Mooresville.

The free program is open to everyone. For information, contact Mitzie McCurdy at 704-660-4859 or

Cancer support group: Lake Norman Regional Medical Center will host a Cancer Support Group at 11:45 a.m. Feb. 10 in the hospital’s Community Rooms A&B.

The support group meets at 11:45 a.m. on the second Tuesday of every month in the same location. No registration is required, and a free lunch is served.

For information, contact Mitzie McCurdy at 704-660-4859 or


Kindred Restaurant wins grant: The town of Davidson recently announced that Kindred Restaurant is the first recipient of the Davidson Main Street Solutions Grant.

The full service restaurant, which is chef-owned and operated, will be located at 131 N. Main St. by Davidson residents Joe and Katy Kindred.

The couple chose a historic building originally built in 1920 as the Main Street Pharmacy and have invested $1.3 million to renovate it. They are honoring the building’s history by making their bar look like a modernized turn-of-the-century pharmacy counter.

The Davidson Main Street Solutions Grant is a reimbursable, matching grant program designed to help small business owners in the local historic district who need assistance with the rehabilitation of older buildings.

Kindred Restaurant qualified for the entire $10,000 grant and will use the grant funds to replace the storefront, exterior windows and doors.

Annual business lunch: Edsel B. Ford II, the only son of Henry Ford II and a great-grandson of Ford Motor Company founder Henry Ford, will be the keynote speaker at the 2015 Celebrate Business Luncheon and Annual Community Excellence Awards 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Jan. 26 at The Cove Church, 197 Langtree Road, Mooresville.

The Mooresville-South Iredell Chamber of Commerce will present awards to the Business Person of the Year, Citizen of the Year, Duke Energy Service Award, Women in Leadership, Ambassador of the Year and Entrepreneurial Award.

Cost is $75 for chamber members or $1,000 for a table of eight. For more information, visit

Compiled by Leigh Pressley