Huntersville is getting into the holiday spirit and preparing for its Town Center tree lighting on Friday, Dec. 4, followed by the Huntersville Christmas celebration on Saturday, Dec. 12. Huntersville Parks and Recreation Department staff members Chris Haseley (left) and Sean Bradley recently put the finishing touches on the nearly 30-foot tall tree at the corner of Gilead and Old Statesville roads.
Emma Lippiner was among the third graders from Davidson Day School who spent a good part of Tuesday delivering food to help local families in need. During a two-week food drive leading up to the Thanksgiving season, DDS students set a goal to collect 3,000 cans of food, and they ended up delivering more than 4,600 canned food items to the Ada Jenkins Center and the Loaves and Fishes food pantry on Tuesday.
Davidson Day running back Cade Carney, who has committed to Wake Forest University, carries the football, along with a host of Charlotte Latin tacklers, during last Friday night’s NCISAA Divison I championship football game. Davidson Day defeated Latin 31-13.
Students, faculty, parents and about 100 veterans attended a Veterans Day program at Blythe Elementary School on Monday. The students sang patriotic songs for the veterans, heard speeches from some of the veterans and later treated them to lunch in the school’s media center.
Ghosts, goblins and even the occasional fairy, princess and ... even Gilligan ... took to the streets of Blue Stone Harbor, as did this group, as well as other neighborhoods throughout the Lake Norman region on Halloween night in search of confectionary delights under the threat of the tricks for failing to deliver. Pumpkins, bags and even pillow cases were filled with enough to keep dentists busy for months before the costumes were put away to wait another year.
Becky Behan holds a poster with photos of her son, Kevin Carosa, while addressing the winning teams and volunteers at the conclusion of Saturday’s sixth annual Live Awesome Flag Football Tournament at Richard Barry Park in Huntersville. Behan handed out awards for the winning and second-place teams in the recreational and competitive divisions as well as the Kevin Carosa Spirit Award. The tournament is held to raise money for research and awareness of the rare germ cell cancer that took the life of Carosa in 2009 at the age of 21.
Fourteen-year-old Grace Haynes of Huntersville was the guest of honor at the first KIC (Kiss It Cancer) 5K race Saturday morning at Grand Oak Elementary School. Along with a large crowd of runners who turned out to help raise money for her battle against osteosarcoma was this furry friend who helped keep her warm.
In pedestrian-friendly Davidson, International Walk to School Day has evolved into an annual community-wide celebration. Multiple schools participate in the health and safety awareness program along with business and community leaders, and this year athletes from Davidson College pitched in as supporters and chaperones. Last Wednesday on the Davidson Town Green, athletes from the college, including members of the Davidson football squad (shown above at the front of the line) formed a welcoming committee to greet students and take part in the morning stroll to school. Students from Davidson Elementary, Community School of Davidson and Davidson Green School all participated in the event, created to raise awareness for pedestrian safety, environmental conservation and the importance of physical activity while also strengthening connections between families, schools and the broader community.
The scale of a huge uprooted oak tree at 105 Maxwell St. in downtown Huntersville is evidenced by homeowner Cody Fowler standing next to the root that was slowly peeled back from his saturated front yard by high winds Saturday morning. The tree didn’t really crash to the ground, it basically settled. Limbs stretched from the house into the street and parts of the tree covered the Fowlers’ vehicles, which escaped with just minor dents and scrapes. Some limbs were cut away from the house and street during the weekend.
Sue Colbert reads a statement about her daughter, Kenan Colbert Koll, and her eventually fatal battle with ocular melanoma prior to the start of last Saturday’s Lookin’ For A Cure 5K, which drew nearly 450 participants raising nearly $50,000 in the inaugural event at The Park Huntersville. Holding the microphone is Kenny Colbert, Sue’s husband and Kenan’s father.
Stephen Curry made a surprise visit to Davidson College Sept. 17 and the NBA MVP and former Wildcat superstar brought along his daughter, Riley, and the Larry O’Brien Trophy his Golden State Warriors secured as NBA champions. Curry sank the first shot in Davidson’s new practice facility, took questions from students, signed autographs, posed for selfies and even ate chicken curry, just like in the ESPN commercial.