International recording artist Mark Wood, an original member of the multiplatinum selling Trans-Siberian Orchestra and creator of the revolutionary Viper electric violin, SV Stingray, and Cobra cello brought his groundbreaking music education program Electrify Your Strings! This exciting event transformed the student musicians of local middle and high schools into a full-fledged Rock Orchestra! Mark performed with over 150 students from local schools comprising the All-Star Orchestra. The audience was entertained by Mark's original material, as well as music by Led Zeppelin, Cream, The Beatles, and more. The event was Open to the public with all profits going to the schools music programs. Photos by Patrick Nicholson.
The First Annual Huntersville Chili Cook Off was Cancelled due to lack of "chili cooking" participants... unfortunately we didn't get word of the cancellation so we showed up to support the support crew and took a few pictures. We LOVE the idea of a city wide Chili Cookoff - so hopefully next year we'll see more participants. Photos by Courtney Parlier.
ICE Martini's Fall Back party pulled the crowd in for excellent hand crafted cocktails in a comfortable and upscale environment. ICE Martini bar continues to grow it's loyal following week after week. Stop by for a cocktail and you'll understand why ICE Martini bar continues to build a great crowd week after week. Photos by Patrick Nicholson.
Hough High’s football team improved to 9-1 with a 37-14 road victory against North Mecklenburg in a MECKA 4A conference game Nov. 1. Huskies quarterback Josh Stilley threw four touchdown passes. The crowd was small due to it being the day after Halloween and it was also a CMS teacher work day... the weather wasn't the best either. Photos by Patrick Nicholson.
Birkdale Village hosted a Halloween Themed Scavenger hunt that was a HUGE hit with the kids and shoppers. Clue Sheets were available for participants to find items in the plaza's stores. Special Thanks to Birkdale for providing a great family friendly and safe event for our local families to participate in. Photos by Roger Benskin.
Jack's Corner Tap in Cornelius held a FANTASTIC Halloween Party for the Kids! We don't know what else you could ask for... Miniature Pony Rides, Bounce House, Fire Truck, and incredible weather to top it all off. Special thanks to Jack's Corner Tap for providing such a GREAT event for FREE for the Local Children. It started early in the afternoon, so lots of families started at Jacks then headed back to their Subdivisions for the neighborhood festivities... A FULL night of Family Fun. Photos by Roger Benskin.
Flatiron in Davidson offers one of the finest brunch menus around the lake. They top off their delicious menu with Incredible Live Bluegrass Music playing in the background. Just click on our Brunch Menu Button to see which of the many items you will crave. If you are looking for the perfect Sunday brunch... Look no further than Flatiron in Davidson. Photos by Nate.
Lucky Dog Bark & Brew held their 2nd Annual Doggie Costume Contest and Pawty on Saturday Oct 26th. 100% of the Entry Fee was donated to Project HALO! If you have a Dog... and haven't been to Lucky Dog yet - watch the Herald Weekly Calendar for their Daily Specials - Men - if your wives keep "hounding" you to wash the dog... How about Tuesday evening? A beer and a dog wash... only $15 - win/win! Photos by Patrick Nicholson.
The Hough Huskies had little trouble scoring in a 61-6 romp in a home game Oct. 25 against visiting West Charlotte. Hough improved to 8-1, including a 4-1 mark in MECKA 4A conference games. Hough led 42-0 by halftime, which pleased the boisterous Cornelius crowd. Photos of the Fans, HOMECOMING Court, and of course the Husky Players in Action. Photos by Patrick Nicholson.
Photos of the Crowd, Homecoming Court, the Action and of course game action of One of the lake area's hottest teams - Hopewell High, which beat Concord Robinson 47-0 on Oct. 25 for its third straight victory. The Titans (4-5), in front of a home crowd, played themselves into contention for a state playoff berth. Photos by Roger Benskin.
For over 17 years Dr. G's has helped over 70,000 people lose weight quick and safely. We joined Dr. G's for the grand opening of Dr. G's Weight Loss & Wellness located in Jetton Village. Many clients attended the grand opening and while they didn't really want their picture taken, they had Testimonial after Testimonial... Dr. G's is the real deal and everyone we spoke to regarding his practice had nothing but compliments. If you're interested in losing weight, give Dr. G's a call - they'll be happy to discuss the options with you and how each program is designed specifically for you. Call us today!
Fox & Hound in Birkdale just finished their new renovations and we LOVE the new décor and especially the new layout. Gone are the Bar and Back Room tables and IN with super long high tops that are perfect for socializing and meeting new folks. Fox and Hound was packed with patrons and the Charity Buffet was a HUGE success as well. Special Thanks to our friends at Fox and Hound for inviting us out - we'll definitely be back and we bet you will too! Photos by Nate and Courtney.
Jammin for Critters held their fundraiser at Bit O Luck Equine Rescue and they had live Music and tons of Family Fun! There was a silent auction, BBQ Lunch, Raffle, Cash Bar and more - all proceeds went to benefit this great cause. For more information about how you can become involved please visit www.bitoluck.org. Photos by Will McMurray/VMG.
The 40th Carolina Balloonfest occurred this past weekend at Statesville Regional Airport. The CROWDS were so huge that most patrons had to be shuttled in from the Iredell County Fairgrounds. If you haven't attended a Balloon Launch - mark your calendars for next year - this is one unique event that you don't want to miss - pictures can't do this event the justice it deserves. Photography by Patrick Nicholoson.
The weather was a lot better than the game result at Davidson College’s homecoming against Marist on Oct. 19. The Wildcats lost 42-18 and fell to 0-7 on the season. Photos of the Action, Fans, Homecoming Court, and Event Overall. Photos by Will McMurray/VMG.
North Mecklenburg High improved to 4-4 – more victories than it won in 2012 and 2011 combined – when it beat Concord Robinson 30-14 in a MECKA 4A conference game on Oct. 18. Lots of photos of the Fans, Students, and Event. Photos by June Sadler.
Community School of Davidson snapped a five-game losing streak with a 9-7 win against Thomas Jefferson Academy on Oct. 18 at Hopewell High. The Spartans moved into second place in the Southern Piedmont 1A conference. Photos of the Action, Fans, and Homecoming Court. Photos by Patrick Nicholson
The 1st Annual MVK's Bachelor/Bachelorette Auction was a great success! The proceeds went to benefit the "Most Valuable Kids of Charlotte Metro", a nonprofit organization providing underserved children access to live sporting sporting events and entertainment through ticket donations. Special thanks to Harvey's Bar and Grill of Cornelius for Hosting this event. For more information how you can become involved with this organization visit www.mostvaluablekids.org. Photos by Courtney Parlier.
PHotos from the Lake Norman Chamber Salute Salute to North Mecklenburg Public Safety Officers and Volunteers. The luncheon was held at the Peninsula Yacht Club. We want to send a Special Thanks from Lake Norman Publications to all these fine Public Safety Officers - Your service is appreciated. Photos by Patrick Nicholson.
The Peninsula recently renovated their ground floor event facility and it's been remodeled perfectly for large events now. The Peninsula's Annual Business After Hours is typically one of the most attended After Hours of the year and this was no exception. Special thanks to the Peninsula for providing not only the venue but also the excellent appetizers and drinks. For More information about Peninsula Club Membership click on their homepage.
Lake Norman Lucky Cats hosted their FREE PawBrokers Party at Waterford Hall (Upstairs of at the Galway Hooker). This is a national event in honor of National Feral Cat Dat. Paw Brokers concept is very simple - donate your unused jewelry, and purchase new (donated) jewelry at their parties. 100% of the Proceeds go to LKN Lucky Cat. For more information about how you can help support this great cause contact Robin Byrd - email@example.com.
Port City Club has been operating in unadvertised “Soft Opening mode” for the past week. We would like to thank all of our customers, friends, neighbors and fans for visiting us and critiquing their experience at Port City Club. Many have expressed that they have really enjoyed the creative food selections and the remodeling of the building. With the tremendous response to our soft opening, we apologize for some of the longer than usual wait times. We are still training servers and staff as they take care of customers. We are addressing these problem areas and plan to stay in “Soft Opening mode” until they are solved. We STILL NEED TO HIRE about 50 people - APPLICATIONS in person from 12 – 4pm EXPERIENCED SERVERS, BARTENDERS, BUSERS and LINE COOKS with good customer service.
Trails for Tails is a major fundraising event benefitting Road To Home Canine Refuge and Great Dane Friends of Ruff Love that helps with the costs associated for the care of rescued dogs while looking for loving homes. The event featured not only a 5K but also a 1-mile Dog Walk for dogs and their humans. STAY TUNED to the HuntersvilleHerald.com Online Calendar to make sure you don't miss these fun events! The Herald Online Calendar is your source for What's happening around the Lake Norman Area. Photos by Courtney Parlier.
The "Weekly" photographer made it down to BLOCtoberfest (BLOC = Business Leaders of Charlotte) to capture the fun filled festivities of our Local Business Leaders. A great turnout for a great event. Watch the Herald Calendar for Daily activities you just might not be aware of... we do our best to keep the calendar full of great activities to attend around town. Photos by Patrick Nicholson.
Photos from our Weekend at the Charlotte Motor Speedway. We hit the track on Thursday and took pics all weekend. Our "Weekly" photographer captured the weekend activities including prepping and racing of both Nationwide and Sprint series teams. Photos by Melissa Gute.