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August vol. 11 No. 8

24  Make a Mess Joy Warner empowers teachers and students

26  Thoughts from the Man Cave Mike Savicki’s take on winning

74  Out + About The Peninsula Yacht Club’s Hands Across the Water

76  On the Circuit What’s happening at Lake Norman this month

78  Lori’s Larks Editor Lori K. Tate eats AUGUST 2018

her way around Davidson with Tour De Food

Cover design by Kerrie Boys.

Channel Markers

Movers, shakers and more at the lake

15  Walls of Books comes to Cornelius 16  For the Long Run — Bob

McIntosh’s passion to serve

18  Live Like a Native — A round-up of Lake Norman-area charter schools

19  Take 10 — Creating CURRENTS’ Best of the Lake Contest

20  Karen Smith helps folks move to the next chapter

Lake Spaces

32 The Best of Lake Norman

These are the champions

How we live at the lake

48  Dwellings

New England prep meets southern charm lakeside in Mooresville

Dine + Wine


Eating, drinking, cooking and fun


68  Wine Time

Mestizo’s tango of tastes

70  On Tap

40 T  rends + Style The best of the best

Ahoy, Jolly Roger Brew

71  In the Kitchen with Jill Dahan Berry Wonderful Muffins

72  Nibbles + Bites

Sabor brings Latin America street food to the lake

Back to School

Everything you need to hit the books

60  Aimee Symington’s tips on how to temper back-to-school anxiety


42 G  ame On

Justin Best has what it takes

64  La Escuelita San Alban Bilingual Preschool has a big heart

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Lake Norman Currents Magazine  

The Magazine for the people of Lake Norman by the people of Lake Norman.

Lake Norman Currents Magazine  

The Magazine for the people of Lake Norman by the people of Lake Norman.