The Cornelius Police Department is looking for help to load up a patrol car with school supplies for the 2017-18 school year, which started this week for some students and will be in high gear when Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools opens its doors Monday, Aug. 28.

Wednesday, 16 August 2017 08:07

From the minds and hands of babes

CORNELIUS, N.C. -- A mixed media exhibition of artwork created by children who recently participated in the Cornelius Summer Arts & Recreation camps is on display now through Saturday, Aug. 26.

Housed at the Cornelius Arts Center gallery, “Home Grown: Sprouts” features works by children ages 4-16. The public is invited to the closing reception of the exhibition on Wednesday, Aug. 23, from 6 to 8 p.m. Meet the “sprouts” while enjoying arts, crafts, refreshments and more.

The gallery is at 19725 Oak Street. More information about the center is available by calling 704-896-8823.

Wednesday, 16 August 2017 08:06

Featured artists at M’ville gallery

MOORESVILLE, N.C. -- Mooresville photographer Dianne Crissman and acrylic/mixed media artist Sandie Bell are the featured artists at the Mooresville Arts Gallery through Aug. 31.

Crissman says she chose photography as her art medium many years ago, having loved art since childhood and experimented with other media. She goes on “photo adventures” and enjoys sharing the world as she sees it both through digital and film photography.

Wednesday, 16 August 2017 08:04

A cause to celebrate pets loved and lost

MOORESVILLE, N.C. -- Celebrate the love you have for your pets, past and present, at Pet Pilgrimage’s annual Pet Life Celebration on Sunday, Sept. 10, which coincides with National Pet Memorial Day. The program begins at 6:30 p.m. with a sign-in for luminaries, individual blessings of pets, fellowship and refreshments. The celebration ceremony begins at 7:30, and includes a “reflection walk” through the luminaries and the release of special dove-shaped biodegradable balloons.

Wednesday, 16 August 2017 08:03

Outdoor movie series comes to a close

CORNELIUS, N.C. -- The Town of Cornelius PARC department’s last free outdoor movie of the season will be shown on Saturday, Aug. 26, at Robbins Park, 17738 W. Catawba Ave.

Wednesday, 16 August 2017 08:02

Eclipse viewing on the lake’s west side

DENVER, N.C. -- Join the Lincoln County Libraries when they host a solar eclipse viewing event at Rescue Squad Park in Denver on Monday, Aug. 21.

The event will take place from 1:30 to 4 p.m., with the maximum coverage of the sun expected to be between 2:30 and 2:50 p.m. Games, crafts and displays will be available, as well as viewing glasses while supplies last. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own chairs, blankets and refreshments.

Rescue Squad Park is at 7835 Galway Lane in Denver.

Wednesday, 16 August 2017 08:00

This week’s ‘Hot Ticket’

Hot Rods and Hops
Eleven Lakes Brewing Company in Cornelius will host its monthly car gathering for auto enthusiasts of all ages and types of cars and motorcycles on Friday, Aug. 18, from 6 to 10 p.m. This free get-together is at the brewery at 10228 Bailey Road, in the Hyde Park Storage Suites. Couples and beer enthusiasts Jack and Teri Lippy, and Christy and Ray Hutchinson, opened Eleven Lakes earlier this summer, joining Lake Norman’s burgeoning craft beer scene. Learn more about their offerings and events at

Wednesday, 16 August 2017 07:58

Ministry offers free dance classes for girls

In His Steps, a non-profit dance ministry for girls entering its 10th year, will once again offer free dance classes for girls ages pre-K through 12th grade. Classes for the upcoming dance season begin in September.

Wednesday, 09 August 2017 08:08

Out of this world camp experience

Shail Londhe of Huntersville recently attended Space Camp at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center’s Official Visitor Center.