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Contents April 2018 vol. 11 No. 4

24  Make a Mess Billy Jones’ Birdnest

offers more than music

34  Thoughts from the Man Cave The “case” for music

Photo of Emerson Carter at Old Town Public House in Cornelius by Brant Waldeck

Channel Markers Movers, shakers and more at the lake

15  Ryan’s Bridge gives adults with special needs a purpose

16  The Lake Norman Big Band

92  Out + About An Epic Evening at

plays for the love of it

the Carriage House

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

96  Lori’s Larks Editor Lori K. Tate

dances her heart out at Cornelius’ Ludmila

APRIL 2018


About the Cover:

Lake Norman Nuptials


Love, ceremony and celebration

48  A day in the life of a wedding planner

50  A bride overcomes her wedding day regret


19  Take 10 — An evening with Kellie Pickler

20  The Easton Mills Memorial Workout Challenge turns pain into strength

28 S  potlight

Emerson Carter’s subtle songs will reel you in

Lake Spaces

How we live at the lake

68  Dwellings

Ally Whalen transformed a Mooresville lakeside house into a home

Dine + Wine

Eating, drinking, cooking and fun

36 T  rends + Style Get springy with it

84  Wine Time

Flatiron’s triple play

86  On Tap

The 2nd Annual Craft Beer SpringFest

87  In the Kitchen

with Jill Dahan

Too-Good-to-Believe Fudge Brownies

88  Nibbles + Bites

Davidson Ice House offers mealtime choices for all types of palates

38 G  ame On

Bungee workouts bring a spring to your training

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Lake Norman Currents April 2018  

The magazine by and for the people who call Lake Norman home

Lake Norman Currents April 2018  

The magazine by and for the people who call Lake Norman home