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7- Flowers

This one is a classic. When has mom ever turned down a beautiful bouquet of colorful, scented flowers? Never! Regardless of your plans, make sure you surprise her with her favorite flowers. You can never go wrong. If you are feeling really ambitious, purchase a decorative vase to go with her… read more about 7- Flowers

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8- Respect

Respect your mother. It's as simple as that. You may do this naturally, but do so especially on Mother's Day. Try to avoid arguments. Get along with her. Show her you mean well despite any differences you two may have. Respect what she has to say, listen to her and follow through with her requests.… read more about 8- Respect

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9- Mom-free day

Mom-free day means giving mom a day to forget about her everyday responsibilities and work. This might be just the perfect day to provide mom with every kind of spa treatment possible. Treat her to a manicure, massage and facial. What better gift than to feel even younger! PREVIOUS NEXT read more about 9- Mom-free day

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Summer Camps 2015

Check out a few of the exciting summer camps from the Herald Weekly's 2015 Summer Camp section: Academy of Dance & Fine Arts - Summer Camps Acrofitness - Summer Day… read more about Summer Camps 2015

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2- Bond with loved ones

Haven't spent enough time with family, friends or a significant other? Get that quality bonding time right on Lake Norman! Especially if you aren't a fan of fishing or water skiing. Perhaps you prefer to boat simply to get away from the television and instead, enjoy company with your loved ones.… read more about 2- Bond with loved ones

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3- A wave of rewards

Imagine how accomplished your children or friends will feel after catching a fish all on their own while out on the boat. Especially if there are plans to eat that fish for dinner! Boating promotes learning of all kinds and can be done to help others. Get out there and teach someone how to secure a… read more about 3- A wave of rewards

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4- Convenient

Residents are surrounded by Lake Norman, some closer to the lake than others. Get some fresh air and appreciate the water, even if it requires a little drive and time to transport the boat. Not to meniton, owning a boat means you and your family can take a mini-vacation last minute without having… read more about 4- Convenient

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5- Exercise

Are you tired of going to the gym? Is your daily neighborhood jog becoming routine? Consider a boat to help you stay healthy and physically active! Cleaning your boat, moving around on your boat and hanging out on the dock are great ways to get exercise. Water sports, such as water-skiing, tubing… read more about 5- Exercise

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6- Fame

Buying a boat means you have almost reached celebrity status. You will become nautically cool! Several of the rich and famous own boats and yachts, such as Rod Stewart, Steven Spielberg, Johnny Depp and Judge Judy.  PREVIOUS NEXT read more about 6- Fame

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7- Affordable

Okay, let's cut to the chase. Buying a boat has never been cheap. In fact, it can really put a dent in your wallet. But keep in mind, there are always alternate routes to get around paying a high cost for a boat. Buy a used boat even if it's only a year or two old. Just be cautious your boat could… read more about 7- Affordable

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8- Easy to learn

Whether you are a beginner without a clue or a pro looking to further your skills, don't fear learning to operate and maintain a boat! The Lake Norman area provides a handful of boating classes and courses that will teach you everything you need to know. Become a boating expert in no time. Get your… read more about 8- Easy to learn