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Contents June 2018 vol. 11 No. 6

About the Cover:

24  Make a Mess Davidson College’s Ed

Channel Markers

26  Thoughts from

15  Maria Campagna’s vision

Daugherty figures things out

the Man Cave

Mike Savicki’s annual letter to his daughter, Caroline

76  Out + About Big Brothers Big

Sisters Beach Bash

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

80  Lori’s Larks Editor Lori K. Tate takes the JUNE 2018

Power Squadron’s Boater Safety Education Class

Photo of ice cream cone at Carolina Cones in Cornelius by Brant Waldeck.

Movers, shakers and more at the lake

takes flight

16  For the Long Run —

Mooresville Arts celebrates 40 years at historic train depot

18  Live Like a Native — Buy it

fresh at local farmers’ markets

19  Take 10 — Driving laps for the team at GoPro Motorplex

30 L  et’s Play

Summer Fun from A to Z

20  Betty Easter completes her son’s bucket list

21  Shop + Tell — High fashion, plants and home decor

Lake Spaces



How we live at the lake

54  Dwellings

Jamie and Rebecca Cope’s lakeside retreat offers a vacation every day

Dine + Wine

40 T  rends + Style

Summer totes for the lake

Eating, drinking, cooking and fun

68  Wine Time

Trudi Zangardi opens The Barrel

70  On Tap

Your summer six pack

71  In the Kitchen

with Jill Dahan

Beetroot Ravioli with a Sage Pesto

72  Nibbles + Bites

Cowboy rides into Cornelius

42 G  ame On

Carolina Synchro is the ultimate team sport

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Between the Beacons Charting Your Course to Retirement

Finding Higher Yields in a Low Yield World

t seems that not long ago, you could build a reliable portfolio of income-producing investments with just a few simple steps. It’s not so easy these days with “safe money” options lucky to get 1%-2%. Since income should be your main priority in retirement, this is a huge issue that needs to be addressed. In my humble opinion, traditional fixed income portfolios could be in for a rude awakening since we’ve built a massive bond bubble. As the Feds raise interest rates, be prepared to see the value of your bond portfolio decrease. So, although bond strategies will continue to work, it’ll be very important to manage them carefully as time goes on. Recently, Roger G. Ibbotson, PhD of economics, came out with an extensive study urging people to consider using Fixed Indexed Annuities to replace the bond portion of their portfolio, and he gives you all the proof of why you should do so. I’d encourage everyone to read this study for yourself. We have it available, so just let us know if you’d

each year. The apartment and medical sectors have been particularly strong. 6% - 8% yields are possible, but you need to be careful when investing and ensure you understand what you’re getting into. Master Limited Partnerships – MLPs are publicly traded limited partnerships. Because of their organizational structure, they don’t pay corporate taxes and can pass much of their profits on to investors. I like energy-related MLPs, not only for their solid dividend yields often 6% or more, but because they are relatively stable investments and good for diversification strategies. Bonds - There are various types of bonds (US treasuries, municipal, corporate, high-yield, emerging market etc). High-Yield Bonds, those rated BB or lower, clearly come with more risk, but you can pick up substantial yields in excess of 7%. These can be purchased as bond funds, or through an ETF (exchange traded fund). Munis are tax exempt, so if you get one yielding 4.4% that’s equivalent to a 6.8% taxable bond if you’re in the 35% tax bracket. Munis are typically best positioned for high income earners. US treasuries and corporate bond rates are still pretty low, and as interest rates rise, bond values will decrease. So be prepared to hold onto them until maturity. Separately Managed Accounts – This is where we partner with Institutional Wealth Managers, who have developed specific portfolio strategies, using a blend of most of what we’ve discussed. They are actively managed, liquid at all times, and have averaged about 5% - 6%

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like a copy. Yields of 5% - 7% are still attainable, but you have to think “outside the box” of what might seem familiar. One must always balance risk with return (risk adjusted return) when choosing income options. Attaining a 5% - 7% income flow can be done relatively safely when structured properly. Here are a few choices with attractive yields to consider: Income Annuity Ladders - This is a method of “laddering” specific annuities to achieve a specific guaranteed stream of life income. Yields of 5% - 7% payouts are common, and inflation protection can be built in. We call this “income longevity insurance”. Hybrid Fixed Indexed Annuities have worked very well using these laddering techniques, combined with guaranteed income riders. Dr. Ibbotson’s study proves this point quite well. Dividend-Paying Stocks – The average yield for S&P 500 dividend paying stocks is approximately 2.5% - 3%. By sector, telecom companies have the highest yields at 6%, followed by utilities at 4.2%. Investors concerned about risk should look for companies that have raised their dividends for the past 10 years and aren’t straining to pay them. REITs – Real-Estate Investment Trusts have had strong returns in recent years. REITs are corporate entities investing in real estate (usually leasing apartment and medical complexes). Their purpose is to reduce or eliminate corporate taxes. REITs are required to pay out 90% of their taxable income to investors

from Where I Sit

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

Publisher MacAdam Smith

Jazzed for June

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JUNE 2018


he other night I spent 45 minutes looking for my daughter’s rain jacket. She had a field trip the next day, mostly outdoors, and the forecast called for rain. I looked in closets, under beds, behind the couch, on the back porch and in the car. I also yelled a few times and almost attempted a rain jacket rain dance to bring it back to us — still, no jacket. The next morning I got up a few minutes early to continue my search. Zilch. My daughter ended up going to school wearing my rain jacket from West Marine. She looked like a nautical scarecrow. I know that not being able to find a jacket isn’t a big deal in a world riddled with problems, but this happened during the month of May, and if you haven’t noticed, everything else does, too. Before you start thinking that I don’t know that this is the June issue, I assure you that I indeed do and I couldn’t be happier about it because it means that May is over. While I love spring and all the celebrations that go with it (especially Mother’s Day), May has a way of whittling my organizational and social skills to dust. Every day there’s a new e-mail requesting this or that for school, as well as any extracurricular activities in

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which my kids are involved. And then there are annual festivals and events that we don’t want to miss. (If you want to have fun, count how many big events were scheduled in the Lake Norman area on May 5 this year.) All of this on top of work and regular family commitments brought me to my wit’s end, so by the time I was searching for my daughter’s jacket on that May night, I was close to a break down. If I would have fainted that evening, the medics would have taken one look at me upon their arrival and simply diagnosed me with a case of May. And I’m not the only one. Most every time I ran into a friend, they would lament about how May was more hectic and stressful than December. They would yawn with exhaustion as they added one more thing to their to-do lists. All of us just wanted to jump into a van,

throw our smart phones out the window and head to the beach. Take that, SignUpGenius. After deep contemplation, I came to the conclusion that this malady doesn’t just affect moms with young kids. There is a manic quality about the month of May that turns every one of us into stress balls. We all want to get everything done in the spring so by the time summer officially arrives, we can vacation and just goof off. That was our thinking behind this month’s Summer Fun from A to Z feature beginning on page 30. We combed the Lake Norman area looking for ways to have a good time during the season of sun. From brewery hopping to miniature golf to kayaking to eating ice cream, our list offers plenty of activities to help you have a carefree summer. As I look at my calendar for June, there’s a lot of white space. Maybe I’ll fill it with adventures or maybe I’ll leave it blank and go nap on my hammock. Either way, I feel like I’ve earned a little leisure time after my May marathon. Happy summer!

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Find Your Wings Maria Campagna’s vision takes flight


Campagna hopes to do another community engagement piece soon.

JUNE 2018

Artist Maria Campagna created an interactive mural in progress on the wall at 132 South Main Street in Downtown Mooresville.

“There is freedom waiting for you, on the breezes of the sky, and you ask, ‘What if I fall?’... Oh but my darling, what if you fly?” — Erin Hanson These words inspired local artist Maria Campagna to create an interactive mural that is in progress on the wall at 132 South Main Street, Mooresville. “I knew that space cried out to be painted,” says Campagna. “It needed more than a paint job or a mural, it needed the community to be able to interact with it.” Approximately 22 feet wide and 7 feet high, the mural Campagna has painted features angel, fairy and butterfly wings with a space for people to take a photo, making it appear as if they have wings. She plans to continue adding more, including a peacock, dragonfly, bees and even wings of flames, allowing people to find a set of wings just right for them. Campagna created the hashtag #wingwallmooresville, which is unique to the mural. She checks social media daily to see all the images people have taken. Until this project, Campagna focused on privately commissioned, smaller-sized pieces. She has not received public funding for the project but hopes to do another community engagement piece soon. Using only paint, brushes and a ladder, she is often joined at the wall by her rescue dog, Bubba. “I love being onsite, interacting with the town as people move by,” Campagna says. “I had one woman stop and tell me the story of her daughter and how she envisions her with her wings in heaven.” — Bek Mitchell-Kidd, photography by Ken Noblezada


For the Long Run

Arts celebrates Art Appreciation Mooresville 40 years at historic Train Depot

JUNE 2018

All types of artists belong to Mooresville Arts.


Jessica DeHart

Mooresville Arts makes its home at the historic Mooresville Train Depot.

he walls of the Historic Mooresville Train Depot are ever changing with the artwork of some of the Lake Norman area’s most talented artists. Mooresville Arts, a nonprofit organization that advocates for artists and serves as an artistic and cultural resource for Mooresville and the Lake Norman region, has called the depot building home for 40 years. However, the organization is much older. Founded as The Mooresville Artist Guild in 1955, the group started as a causal gathering of painters who wanted to work together. Over time it has evolved to include all artists from potters and photographers to

sculptors and jewelry makers. In 2014, the board of directors voted to change the name to Mooresville Arts to expand its arts focus beyond the visual arts. Mooresville Arts’ 250 members encompass Iredell, Mecklenburg, Cabarrus, Lincoln and Catawba counties. The group hosts monthly art exhibits, as well as classes and workshops for all mediums of art. Educational programs are not solely for adults, as Mooresville Arts also provides homeschool and after school art classes and summer camps for children. Jessica DeHart, Mooresville Arts’ president and gallery director, says her organization

has experienced growth alongside the town of Mooresville, especially in the last five years. “Our group is doing very well,” she explains. “We are very fortunate that we are not only surviving, but we are thriving.” DeHart adds that volunteers are the heartbeat of the organization. “We’re a volunteer-based organization. We’re all volunteers who are passionate about what we do,” she says. “Many of our volunteers are artists, but you don’t have to be an artist to volunteer.” This past January, Mooresville Arts completed the renovation of its front gallery. The next goal

is to renovate the warehouse space to expand the gallery and classroom space. A $25,000 anonymous donation helped kick off a fundraising campaign to match the generous gift. “There’s no HVAC or insulation in the warehouse,” says DeHart, adding that the space can only be used in the spring and fall. “We also want to rent out the space for events and weddings. We get requests to do this all the time.” — Holly Becker, photography by Ken Noblezada 

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Live Like a Native

Buy it fresh at the farmers’ market Photography courtesy of Davidson Farmer’s Market

Compiled by Lori K. Tate

The Davidson Farmer’s Market is a hot spot on Saturday mornings.

JUNE 2018


Many local farmers’ markets carry eggs and meat in addition to fresh produce.

Davidson Farmers’ Market

uring the summer at Lake Norman, the only reason people walk down the freezer aisle at the grocery store is to either cool off or get beer or ice cream. Everyone knows that frozen vegetables are a no-no when locally grown produce is so readily available. Here’s a roundup of the area’s farmers’ markets. — Lori K. Tate

Huntersville Growers’ Market

Lincoln County Farmers Market — Lincolnton

When: Every Saturday, May through September, 8 a.m.-noon Where: Veteran’s Park at Main and Maxwell Info:

When: Every Saturday, 8 a.m. until noon Where: Giles L. Martin, Sr. Shelter, 225 West Water Street (downtown Lincolnton) Info:

Lincoln County Farmers Market — Denver

Mooresville Farmers Market

When: Every Thursday, April through October, 3:30-6 p.m. Where: Pecan Park in historic downtown Statesville Info:

When:: Every Saturday, April through November, 8 a.m. until noon Where: Rescue Squad Park, 7835 Galway Lane Info:

When: Every Saturday, May through September, 8 a.m.-noon Where: Liberty Park, 255 East Iredell Avenue Info:

Farmer’s Market — The Park, Huntersville

Lincoln County Farmers Market — Lincolnton

When: Every Saturday, April through October, 8 a.m.-noon; first and third Saturday, November through March, 9 a.m.-noon Where: Next to Davidson Town Hall between Main and Jackson Streets Info:

The Evening Farmers Market of Statesville

When: Every Tuesday, May through August, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Where: Novant Health, 10030 Gilead Road Info: Look for Farmers’ Market — The Park, Huntersville on Facebook

When: Every Thursday, April through November, 8 a.m.-noon Where: Department of Social Services, 1136 West Main Street Info:

Troutman Farmers Market When: Every Tuesday, May through October, 4 -7 p.m. Where: Troutman ESC Park Pavilion, 338 North Avenue Info: Look for Troutman Farmer’s Market on Facebook

Take 10

Taking one for the team



his year marks the 10th anniversary of CURRENTS Magazine, and we couldn’t be more excited about it. As our staff looks back over the last 10 years, there are plenty of moments that stand out in our memories. That said, we’ve decided to share some of the best ones each month throughout 2018 in this column appropriately titled Take 10. One of the hallmarks of CURRENTS is that we’ve always worked as a team. Sometimes being a team member means doing something outside of your comfort zone. That’s where I found myself during the fall of 2014. We had recently launched the Lori’s Larks column, and I

was looking for something to write about. Sharon Simpson suggested I try driving at GoPro Motorplex in Mooresville. This is a state-of-art facility with a 7/10-mile track based on the Kartdromo Parma in Italy. It is the place to go in North Carolina if you want to drive a kart. (Keep in mind these carts can go up to 55 mph.) However, as one who is afraid of speed and sort of crashed a go-kart at the beach when she was a kid, this wasn’t the gig for me. Nevertheless, off I went. I managed to get in three laps at a record slow time, but I got what I needed for the story, and in the end, that’s all that matters. Teamwork! — Lori K. Tate, photography by Glenn Roberson




Lynyrd Skynyrd Tribute

TOO MUCH SYLVIA Top 40 and Beach


Genesis Tribute





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Editor Lori K. Tate drove out of her comfort zone at GoPro Motorplex in the fall of 2014.


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A Mother’s Fearless Love Betty Easter completed her son’s bucket list — 10,000 feet in the sky “There was a quietness while we were up there. I’d never been in a place that’s quiet like that.” — Betty Easter

JUNE 2018


In April, 86-year-old Betty Easter went skydiving in memory of her son, Dale.

Easter says that there’s really nothing to jumping out of an airplane.

hen Betty Easter was younger, she was afraid to go on roller coasters. To this day, she never jumps in the deep side of the pool, but those fears didn’t stop the 86-year-old from jumping out of an airplane 10,000 feet above the ground on April 21. Betty was inspired to go skydiving by her son, Dale Easter, who died three years ago from melanoma. Skydiving was on his bucket list, but he was too sick to cross it off. “I felt so badly that he didn’t get to do it,” recalls Betty, who lives in Cornelius. “I thought, ‘Why don’t I do it? I don’t know why I can’t do that in memory of him.’ ” After getting clearance from her doctors, Betty made

arrangements to jump out of a plane in nearby Maiden at Skydive Central North Carolina. The morning of her jump, her daily devotional just happened to be Deuteronomy 31:6 — “Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.” “I just thought, ‘Isn’t that appropriate for today,’ ” recalls Betty, who works out five days a week at the Lake Norman YMCA. Betty jumped in tandem with a young man named Matt, who is a student at UNCC. She asked him if he had ever lost anyone, and he replied, “We always find them.” Betty and Matt did a 4,500-foot free fall at 120 miles per hour and

then gently flowed down to the earth. “There was a quietness while we were up there. I’d never been in a place that’s quiet like that,” recalls Betty, who carried some of her son’s ashes close to her heart during the jump. “You could see the mountains and the lake. It was so beautiful. …It was a sense of accomplishment.” Fifteen of her friends, including one of her three daughters, watched her jump. Another daughter jumped after her. As for advice for anyone contemplating skydiving, Betty says to just do it. “There really is nothing to it,” she says. “Somebody else in control, you’re not.” — Lori K. Tate, photography courtesy of Betty Easter


Shop + Tell High-end fashion, beautiful plants and one-of-a-kind home decor

Monkee’s of Lake Norman recently moved into a larger space in Davidson on the ground floor of The Linden.

Pike Nurseries, which is based in Georgia, has opened a location in Cornelius. The fullservice garden company offers trees, shrubs, perennials and vegetable plants in addition to a collection of lifestyle products, such as pottery, fountains, patio furniture and birding supplies. (Be sure to pick up some ladybugs for your plants when you stop in.) Known for offering knowledgeable local garden experts, Pike Nurseries provides

Pike Nurseries recently opened a 40,000-squarefoot location in Cornelius.


Brand Sneakers, Loeffler Randall Shoes and denim by GRLFD, Moussy, AMO, FRAME, Mother, Citizens of Humanity and more. Says Bowers, “Our customers’ reaction to what we’ve got in the store has been so fun to receive.” Monkee’s of Lake Norman, 605 Jetton Street, Suite A, Davidson and 106-A South Main Street, Davidson, www. monkeesoflakenorman. com.

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Sandy Bowers opened Monkee’s of Lake Norman in 2008. Ten years later, the fashionista decided it was time to move her Davidson flagship store across the street to a bigger location on the ground floor of The Linden. “The original location is small [1,200 square feet],” explains Bowers, adding that the new space offers 1,000 more square feet. “It was hard to see and appreciate the collections — a beautiful dress may get missed because it is a tight neighbor with the new denim that we just received. Both are important and both deserve their own designated space.” Bowers took inspiration from her personal collection of Slim Aarons iconic photos for her new space, which has an elegant mid-century feel. While she still carries customer favorites such as Milly, Tory Burch, Sundry, and Frank and Eileen Tee Lab, she now also carries Golden Goose Deluxe

Home design enthusiasts need to check out WFV Designs in Downtown Mooresville. Not only does the store carry unique home décor items, as well as floral accents and gift items, it also offers artisan furniture services (think farmhouse tables, barn doors, industrial shelving and custom woodworking) and recast furniture services (general repairs, specialty repairs and vintage parts). WFV Designs began when a group of friends shared their passion for creating and designing furniture and home décor. The group began production on the deck of a Lake Norman waterfront condo and began calling themselves Water Front Villas. WFV Designs was a natural fit for their storefront’s name. WFV Designs, 128 N. Broad Street, Mooresville, Photography courtesy of Pike Nurseries

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As the Director of Davidson Outdoors at Davidson College, Ed Daugherty provides outdoor recreation outlets for students, faculty and staff.

ometimes a book captures your imagination as a child, and it stays with you throughout your life. For Ed Daugherty, that book was Andrew Henry’s Meadow. “Andrew Henry liked to build all of these wacky things, but they weren’t appreciated by his family. He finally leaves home to build all of his stuff in a meadow,” recalls Daugherty, 55. “He is joined by all of these kids who feel their passions are not welcome at home, and he builds them all in their own little place. …I have internalized Andrew Henry. It always resonated with me because of that need to build things.” As the Director of Davidson Outdoors at Davidson College, Daugherty is charged with providing an outdoor recreation outlet for students, faculty and staff. “We train a new cohort of student leaders every semester, and they go on to lead all of our backpacking, caving, whitewater paddling, challenge course opportunities and on-campus experiences,” he says. While some might think of these experiences as leaning more on leadership and safety training, outdoor adventuring demands a creative mind for visioning, gear and route adaptation, and group integration. “It’s an extension of the backcountry idea of problem solving and self-reliance in the woods,” Daugherty explains. “If something goes wrong, you have to use what’s there to fix it because you cannot make it back to the car. It’s primal creativity.” One adaption the program has made was planning a coastal paddling trip that didn’t require student leaders to keep up with multiple kayaks traveling at different speeds with participants of different

Daugherty values teaching practical, creative skills to his students.

is catamaraned, it is very stable and communal, and so you have everyone working together to move the boat, navigating, and looking out for other traffic,” he says. “When they encounter something special like a pod of dolphins, they are all together for it.” Though Daugherty’s job can sometimes be heavy on administration, he keeps his mind fresh by stepping away from his computer periodically.

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“When I was in high school, I took a vocational aptitude battery, and one of the outlets I needed was actually physically working with my hands. I have seen that is true. Eventually, I need to find a task that I can do,” Daugherty says, adding that he values teaching these practical, creative skills to his students. “I look around and say, ‘How do we make this work again with what we have here?’ It is this ‘MacGyverish’ creativity. We don’t tell every student that you have to solve the problems this way. We tell them these are problems you have to solve along the way, and you have to figure out how to do it your way,” he says. “It is really rewarding to me to have students come back and say, ‘The skills you taught me really help me at work or with my family or made me look at myself and think about why I do what I do.’ ”

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Life Lessons from a 5-Year-Old Mike Savicki’s annual letter to his daughter, Caroline

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Dear Caroline, For Father’s Day this year, I’d like to share with you five important lessons you have taught me in the five years since you were born. Beginning when you were just a little baby, I’d sit by your crib and read you book after book after book. We would go on adventures in the Hundred Acre Wood together with Winnie the Pooh and his friends, zip away in the Thinga-ma-jigger with The Cat in the Hat, explore a field or pond with Gossie and Gertie, fly with Peter Pan and Tinkerbell, go on a wild rumpus with Max to the land of the Wild Things, stroll the Paris boulevards with Madeline, and even sail across the night sky and back with Wynken, Blynken and Nod. When you learned to talk you began asking questions about each and every story. You helped me discover the magical worlds that live in stories far beyond the pages. You helped me rediscover the love of reading. I loved our time together with books, and I still do. I always will. In the last year, especially, you have taught me all about how talented you are and how you can already do so many amazing jobs. Only a top-level chef could expertly combine ingredients like food coloring, cheese, dozens of spices, sugar and even grape jelly into what should pass as a pizza. Only a magician could, in the blink of an eye, so quickly and deftly transform a clean bedroom into something that resembles a laundromat after a San Francisco earthquake. And with your insistent begging and

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Caroline and her Tinkerbell wind chime.

pleading for one more cookie, one more treat, one more television show before bedtime, you are already a trained negotiator. In a few years I’m sure you’ll have the skills to fall dictatorships and make bad guys admit to their crimes. I have also learned from you to see and consciously experience the beauty in the everyday world around us. Who knew on a simple ride to preschool we might notice not only a dozen different school and city buses but also Jeeps, dump trucks and sporty looking cars? We don’t look at jammed traffic on the interstate, we instead see trees and birds and planes and animals in farms. You remind me to slow down and look at a beautiful garden, a house being built, the sunset, clouds that look like mountains, the moon and stars appearing in the night sky. Thank you for reminding me to put away my phone. Thank you for letting me know all the things I’m missing when I’m too focused on so much that

is ultimately not really all that important. You CAN fly like Tinkerbell. Fairies really do come to your fairy garden. I’m glad you never tire of showing me. And speaking of beauty, each time you approach someone and say out of the blue, “I like your dog,” or “That’s a pretty dress,” or “Thank you for the ice cream,” or “I like your hair,” you bring smiles to faces and add cheer where it might be needed. Watching you do what comes naturally to you at age 5, I’m reminded of how different our world would be — how much kinder and friendlier, more compassionate, caring, tolerant and civil it could be — if we all followed your lead and brought attention to the good that exists instead of spreading negativity, promoting divisiveness and even holding grudges. Lastly, Caroline, I want to thank you for teaching me about how to be a Dad. If I had $1 for every time I told you that being a Dad doesn’t come with a handbook, we’d be well beyond


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the down payment on that red Shelby Cobra you said you want when you learn to drive. But since I don’t, thank you for understanding that I’m trying. I have been a lot of things in my life but, I’ll admit, being a Dad takes a deeper level of attention, focus, self-discipline, forgiveness, creativity, empathy, compassion and never-ending love, love, love. Can I tell you something, Caroline? I know there are those times when I grit my teeth and feel like I want to squeeze the stuffing out of a stuffed animal, when it’s hard to recognize and appreciate your artistic intent more than the Sharpie nature scene on the sofa cushions, or the fact that you spread every single one of the thousands of Legos you own across the dinner table simply because you were looking for that one specific piece to finish a Star Wars Star Destroyer. But I’m glad I’m learning to be more tolerant during playtime. I like that you say to me sometimes, “Daddy, I’m trying,” and I like that you hear me when I say, “Caroline, I’m trying, too.” All we can do is try, right? So Happy Father’s Day and thank you for being who you are and for trying like only you can. It is true that when you are a parent the days are long and the years are fast, but I’m glad our family is on the journey we are on together. And I know some day you’ll be a “Big,” but for now, promise me you’ll stay a “Little” just a bit longer — please? There is a lot more we all still need to learn from you, kiddo. Love, Daddy

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A » Attend a live music concert outdoors.


B » Go bowling.

When the temperature rises, head for the air conditioning at the bowling alley. The Lake Norman area is lucky to have two great facilities where you can knock the pins down. At Sparetime Entertainment in Huntersville you can bowl in one of its 33 lanes, play video games, as well as laser tag. In Mooresville at George Pappas Victory Lanes, you can bowl (40 championship lanes), play billiards or play in the arcade. On the third Monday of every month, the Lake Norman Big Band performs at The Finish Line, the sit-down restaurant portion of George Pappas Victory Lanes. Both places offer late-night bowling, so go strike out! George Pappas Victory Lanes, 125 Morlake Drive, Mooresville, www.; Sparetime Entertainment, 16317 Statesville Road, Huntersville, www.sparetimeentertainment. com/huntersville.


It’s summer! It’s warm outside, the days are longer and the flowers are blooming. In other words, it’s time to have fun, and there’s no better place to do that than in the Lake Norman area. So sit back as we take you through our alphabet of adventures and good times.

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There’s nothing better than listening to live music on a warm summer day, and the Lake Norman area has quite a selection of outdoor concerts from which to choose. One concert you don’t want to miss is the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra on Saturday, June 23 at the Bailey Road Park Bandshell in Cornelius. Statesville’s Rockie Lynne opens the concert, and there are even fireworks after the show (weather permitting), Other concerts to watch out for include: Davidson’s Concerts on the Green, Davidson, www.; LangTree LIVE, LangTree Lake Norman, 401 Langtree Road, www.langtreelkn. com; Lincolnton Alive After Five Concert Series, Downtown Lincolnton, Facebook; Mingling on the Greens, Birkdale Village,; Music On Main, Mooresville Town Hall and Lowe’s YMCA, Mooresville, www.


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If you and/or your children are climbing the walls with cabin fever during summer break, go climb the walls at Cliff Hangers in Mooresville instead. With indoor/outdoor climbing walls, as well as bouldering, Cliff Hangers is a great place to hang out. (I couldn’t resist.) There’s even a kids’ climbing section, as well as a fitness and yoga studio and café. Cliff Hangers, 326 Oates Road, Mooresville, www.

D » Go see

a Davidson Community Players summer performance.

For more than 50 years this award-winning theatre company has entertained audiences in the Lake Norman

area. The company offers shows throughout the year, as it has a permanent home at the cozy Armour Street Theatre in Davidson. However, during the summer, the company performs at the Duke Family Performance Hall at Davidson College. Past favorite productions include 42nd Street, Hello Dolly! and The Music Man. This summer Monty Python’s Spamalot is on the slate, as well as Robert Harling’s classic, Steel Magnolias. Davidson Community Players, www.

E » Get energized at the Duke EnergyExplorium. The Duke EnergyExplorium at McGuire Nuclear Station in Huntersville features interactive exhibits about the environment, electricity,

nuclear energy, weather and more. You can even take a virtual tour of McGuire Nuclear Station. The idea is to help kids (and adults) understand how electricity is produced and delivered. There’s also a large wall map of the Catawba River Basin and a huge deck with an expansive view of Lake Norman. After you check out the exhibits, be sure to walk the one-mile nature trail along the banks of the lake. Many of the trees and plants are labeled, so your outdoor adventure can also be a teaching moment. EnergyExplorium, 13339 Hagers Ferry Road, Hunterville, www.duke-energy. com/energyexplorium.

F » Watch a film outdoors.

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still watch movies on the big screen outdoors. Check out these outdoor movie series this summer. Cornelius Outdoor Cinema Series,; Movies on Main, Mooresville, www. mooresvillerecreation. org; Movies in the Park in Huntersville, www.

G » Play a round at LKN Mini Golf.

Summer is not complete without playing a round of putt-putt, aka mini golf, and LKN Mini Golf offers one of the best courses around. Billy and Dayna Irby recently purchased the course, and it’s better than ever with 18 holes of fun, plus

the Laser Maze Challenge and Saz’s Snowballs (80 flavors). The last hole is sure to bring a chuckle to everyone in your group, especially if you “flush” it just right. LKN Mini Golf, 18639 Statesville Road, Cornelius,

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Carolina Cones has been serving ice cream to Lake Norman residents for 35 years.

Let’sPlay H » Hike at Latta Plantation

Nature Center and Preserve.

If you want to get away without going too far, head to Latta Plantation Nature Center and Preserve in Huntersville. With 16 miles of trails, you can have all kinds of adventures in nature, and many with scenic views of Mountain Island Lake. Latta Plantation Nature Center and Preserve, 6211 Sample Road, Huntersville,

I » Eat ice cream at Carolina Cones.

For 35 years, kids (young and old) have enjoyed ice cream at Carolina Cones in Cornelius. Owner Gary Winge says that customers come for quality, quantity and price. (The train circling the ceiling of the ice cream parlor doesn’t hurt either.) This season, look for an updated gazebo, picnic tables for kids, new artificial turf and exterior/interior LED lighting. At this legendary spot, you can score a scoop of Doughnut Dough, Superhero Vanilla, Chocolate Raspberry Truffle and

more. If you really want to indulge, order the Brownie Boat Sundae. Carolina Cones is one of the few businesses in the area that still operates seasonally, so come mid-fall, the doors close until spring. That’s just another incentive to stop by for a treat during the summer. Carolina Cones, 20801 N. Main Street, Cornelius, look for Carolina Cones on Facebook.

J » Jog at Jetton Park.

If you’re running in the South during the summer, it’s going to be hot and humid. Cut the temperature a little bit with a run in the shade at Jetton Park in Cornelius. An asphalt trail through the sylvan 104-acre park delivers lake views, as well as peace of mind. Jetton Park 19000 Jetton Road, Cornelius,

K » Kayak at Lake Norman

State Park.

Need a mountain fix but don’t have time to make the trip? Go to Lake Norman State Park (LNSP). Located just off Exit 42 in Troutman (10 miles south of Statesville

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and 32 miles north of Charlotte), LNSP offers more than 1,900 acres of natural fun. Entrance into the park is free, and it’s just $5 per hour per canoe, kayak, pedal boat or paddleboard. You can also bring your own boat and launch it from the park’s boat ramp for free. If you’re into mountain biking, this is the park for you, as there’s the 30.5-mile Itusi Trail. If you’re into hiking, you can also hike the Itusi Trail, but you must yield to bikers. Also note that this trail closes when it’s too wet from precipitation. In addition, the beach is open daily for swimming during the summer from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. There’s a small fee when lifeguards are working. LNSP is open 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. (May through September hours). Lake Norman State Park, 759 State Park Road, Troutman, www.ncparks. gov.

L » Enjoy the summer

programming at your local library.

With three locations in the Lake Norman

area, the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library has a lot to offer during the summer (think story times, seminars and book clubs). The Summer Break program (June 1 through August 12) encourages kids and adults to read, write, create, explore, play and give. Register online and track your activity while you win prizes. Cornelius Branch, 21105 Catawba Avenue, Cornelius; Davidson Branch, 119 South Main Street, Davidson; North County Regional, 16500 Holly Crest Lane, Huntersville; www.summerbreak. The Mooresville Spinners offer action-packed baseball during the summer at Moor Park.

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M » Mooresville Spinners

Take yourself out to the ballpark to see the Mooresville Spinners play baseball. Part of the Southern Collegiate Baseball League, the Spinners play June through July against teams such as the Charlotte Crushers, the Lenoir Oilers and the Morganton Aggies. Look for special events like a Craft Beer Night, as well as a Jersey Auction. All home games are played at Moor Park, and general admission tickets are $5 each. Mooresville Spinners, Moor Park, 691 S. Broad Street, Mooresville, www.

N » Get to know Lake

Norman by taking a sightseeing tour aboard the Catawba Queen.

at the Lake!

at the Carolina Raptor Center.

A nonprofit organization dedicated to the conservation of raptors, The Carolina Raptor Center rehabilitates injured and orphaned raptors. In fact, The Jim Arthur Raptor Medical Center treats approximately 900 to 1,000 birds a year and releases almost 70 percent of them back into the wild. During your visit you can walk the ¾-mile Raptor Trail, where you’ll find more than 30 species of raptors and other birds of prey. If you’re lucky, you can visit a nesting pair of bald eagles at the Eagle Aviary. You can also visit a variety of exhibits at the center. Carolina Raptor Center, 6000 Sample Road, Huntersville, www.



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If you’re new to the area, one of the quickest ways to learn about Lake Norman is to take a sightseeing tour aboard the Catawba Queen, a beautiful Mississippi river boat. Enjoy a box lunch while you learn about the history of the lake, as well as some of the celebrities

who call it home. Queens Landing Sightseeing & Dinner Cruises, 1459 River Highway, Mooresville, www.

Let’sPlay The Quarry at Carrigan Farms is one of the most beautiful secrets around. Photography courtesy of Carrigan Farms

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fountain at Birkdale Village. Make a wish as you throw a penny in the fountain at Birkdale Village in Huntersville. Shop the day away, catch a movie or eat outdoors at one of the mixed-use shopping center’s restaurants (or do all three). The Mingling on the Greens Concert Series offers live music Friday and Saturday evenings June through August in the center of Birkdale Village. The concerts are so fun that you might wish that summer were a little bit longer. Birkdale Village, 16725 Birkdale Commons Parkway, Huntersville,

Q » Swim at The Quarry at Carrigan Farms.

The Quarry at Carrigan Farms is probably one of the most beautiful secrets around. This natural, spring-fed body of water was created when this section of land was mined in the late 1960s for its granite stone (some of which I-77 is made). It’s one of the best places to cool off in the area during the summer, not to mention its picturesque setting (think Hawaii in the Piedmont). You can even reserve The

Quarry in advance for private swim parties. The Quarry at Carrigan Farms, 1213 Oak Ridge Farm Highway, Mooresville,

R » Race at GoPro


We’re in racing country, so you might as well start your engines at GoPro Motorplex in Mooresville, the only outdoor rental karting track in the state. This 0.7-mile, 11-turn track is modeled after the historic Kartdromo Parma in Italy. At GoPro Motorplex, you can reach speeds of 55 mph while racing a 13-horsepower rental kart. All drivers must be 16 or older and have a valid driver’s license. Your ID must be shown before racing. GoPro Motorplex, 130 Motorplex Drive, Mooresville,

and Breakfast, 857 Concord Road, Davidson,; The Davidson Village Inn, 117 Depot Street, Davidson, www.davidsoninn. com; Lake Norman Bed & Breakfast, 187 Woodstream Circle, Mooresville, www.lakenormanbedandbreakfast. com; Silly Chickens Lodge, 1307 Oak Ridge Farm Highway, Mooresville, look for Silly Chickens Lodge on Facebook.

Charlotte Cycleboats offers the land-based pedaling party pub experience — on water. Photography by Brant Waldeck

T » Take a cruise on S » Stay at a local B & B for a Charlotte Cycleboats. getaway in town.

Who says you have to jump on an airplane to get away? Sometimes the perfect getaway is right around the corner. Check out these local places for a mini vacation fix. The Cedars Davidson Bed

Partying on the lake takes on new meaning when you hop aboard Charlotte Cycleboats, the area’s first pedal-powered, eco-friendly party boat. The brainchild of Rob Bennett, who also owns My Aloha Paddle and Surf, Charlotte Cycleboats

A variety of American Sailing Association certifications are offered at Lake Norman Community Sailing. Photography by Christy Lux

or competitively, and you can also earn various American Sailing Association (ASA) certifications (think basic keelboat, bareboat cruising, coastal navigation and a basic learn to sail class). If sailing is not your jam, you can also kayak and paddleboard at Lake Norman Community Sailing. Lake Norman Community Sailing, Blythe Landing, Huntersville,

V » Visit one of our local

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Norman Community Sailing in Huntersville. Set sail at Lake Norman Community Sailing at Blythe Landing Park in Huntersville, where adult and youth programs are offered at reasonable rates. Here, you can sail recreationally


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offers the land-based pedaling party pub experience — on water. There are five pedal stations on each side of a high-top table, which features two console coolers (you can bring your own cooler and the crew will load your goodies for you.) There’s also a padded bench in the back of the boat for four more passengers. Keep in mind that there are less than 25 of these boats in the country, so grab a seat and start pedaling. Charlotte Cycleboats LLC, 17505 W. Catawba Avenue,

If you love fresh and local produce, you’re in luck, as there are plenty of farmers’ markets to visit in the Lake Norman area. For a full list, see page 18.






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Let’sPlay This improvisation and sketch comedy company is based along the I-85 corridor and features fresh, original scenes based on audience input. In July, Melissa Ohlman-Roberge directs Dogfight: The Musical, where three young marines set out for one final boys’ night of debauchery, partying and maybe a little trouble in November 1963 before heading out to Southeast Asia. This musical is filled with impressive songs, an unexpected love affair, and a genuine and charming soul. Warehouse Performing Arts Center, 9216-A Westmoreland Road, Cornelius,

X » Have some super extra fun

with your friends at one of the many breweries in the area.

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Over the past few years, the Lake Norman area has become a mini mecca of breweries. What’s more fun than sitting with a friend at a picnic table as you discuss life’s mysteries (or sports) over a beer? Not much. For a comprehensive list of breweries in the area, visit www.

Y » Take a paddleboard class at the Lake Norman YMCA.


Find your inner bliss, as you take a paddleboard class at the Lake Norman YMCA, which is one of two YMCAs on the water in the United States, by the way. You must sign up in advance to reserve your board — go/60b0b45aeab2da0f49-lake. Lake Norman YMCA, 21300 Davidson Street, Cornelius,, also look on Facebook for the Lake Norman YMCA Fitness page for updates.

Z » Get wild at Zootastic

Park of Lake Norman.

Visit a variety of exotic animals from giraffes to tigers at Zootastic Park of Lake Norman in Troutman. Book a 60-minute Safari Encounter with baby animals during your visit if you want to get up close and personal with these creatures. This might entail hands-on playtime with ringtail lemurs, black and white ruffed lemurs, a kangaroo, a kinkajou and/or a fennec fox. You might even run into a two-toed sloth or a white lion. Oh my! Zootastic Park of Lake Norman, 385 Ostwalt Amity Road, Troutman,


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The Original Deano Tote by Scout in Bee’s Knees, $40, The Perfect Home & Gift, NorthCross Shopping Center, 9755 Sam Furr Road, Huntersville, Facebook.

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Carolina Synchro is comprised mostly of athletes between the ages of 6 and 18 who call the Lake Norman area home. Depending on the level, swimmers practice anywhere from one to six days a week.


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Synchronized swimming combines grace and power above and below the surface

In nine years, Anne Schulte (pictured) and her assistant coaches, Rebecca Hinson and Dayna Auten, have grown Carolina Synchro into not only the only synchro program in the area but also one of the newest teams on the national circuit

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ave you ever been part of a human pyramid, the kind you build with family, friends or colleagues at school, camp or on a teambuilding outing? If you have, then you know what happens when one member stumbles, even a little. The pyramid collapses, and what could have been a thing of beauty and grace transforms into a ragged, misshapen pile of flailing arms, legs and torsos. Now let’s say you’ve had some success at it and are looking to make the maneuver just a little more difficult. Try doing it in water without touching the sides or bottom, with some members of the structure completely submerged, others with only a fraction of their bodies visible above water and the very top person trying to balance on top while making it all look easy. There’s one more thing to add pressure, from the edge of the pool a panel of judges are


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The sport of synchronized swimming takes an incredible amount of strength and teamwork.


Carolina Synchro

Carolina Synchro is comprised mostly of athletes between the ages of 6 and 18 who call the Lake Norman area home. Depending on the level, swimmers practice anywhere from one to six days a week. The program is supported by the Carolina Synchro Parent Booster Club, a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization that helps swimmers offset expenses as they compete regionally throughout the Carolinas, Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C., as well as Texas, Arizona and the West Coast. For more information, visit www. or look for Carolina Synchro on Instagram and Facebook.

watching closely, scanning for errors and deductions. Executed properly in the sport of synchronized swimming, this lift maneuver is a thing of beauty. It is a show of superior teamwork, incredible power and exceptional grace. As one of several required elements in routines that often last four minutes, it tests teams of up to seven athletes who, it just so happens, have trained to hold their breath for more than half of their routines as they twist and torque while inverted under water, constantly moving and almost always in perfect synchronicity. How’s that for a pyramid?

From a ripple It was nearly a decade ago when former collegiate synchronized swimmer and young mom, Anne Schulte, learned that the Huntersville Family Fitness & Aquatics Center (HFFA) would be hosting an elite level synchronized swimming competition. Hoping there might be interest generated around the event, she organized a novice clinic and began

spreading the word. “I felt it was perfect timing,” Schulte says. “I was hoping the girls might get to work with the United States Junior National Team who were competing, and parents and families might get to see the sport up close. It was a really cool beginning for us and, looking back, a great way to see what interest, effort and involvement can do.” Thirty-one girls attended, and the seed for Carolina Synchro was planted. “In hindsight, I was just hoping for an acceptable turn out, and I knew there was some interest but never knew it would be as big as it was. I had even taken to begging everyone in my neighborhood to attend just in case,” Schulte remembers. “After that first clinic, I knew we were onto something.” In nine years, Schulte and her assistant coaches, Rebecca Hinson and Dayna Auten, have grown the program into not only the only synchro program in the area but also one of the newest teams on the national circuit. (Some West Coast clubs and elite level programs have been in operation for more than 50 years.) continued on page 46

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Athletes in the program are not only earning varsity collegiate scholarships but are also being selected for elite level junior national development teams.

Carolina Synchro teams consistently place in the Top 12, and athletes are not only earning varsity collegiate scholarships but are also being selected for elite level junior national development teams. “I attribute the growth and success of the program to the girls. They want it, and they do whatever it takes together, all together,” explains Schulte. “What I also love about these girls is they do so well in school. They learn time management, self-discipline, how to get through their day,

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Carolina Synchro teams consistently place in the Top 12.

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Reclaimed barn wood adds texture to Jamie and Rebecca’s outdoor space on the lake in Cornelius.

Harry Schrader, architect and owner of Schrader Design in Charlotte, pulled the pool up to the outdoor living space to make it an integral element in the design.


efore Jamie and Rebecca Cope put in an offer on a Cornelius lakeside home, the couple had Harry Schrader come take a look at it. Schrader, a friend and architect, had designed a resortinspired outdoor living area for the Copes’ Denver lakeside home. They wanted to know if he could work his magic on this dated house with a challenging kitchen footprint.

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The Copes’ lakeside retreat offers a vacation every day


dwellings Schrader, a Huntersville resident and owner of Schrader Design in Charlotte, saw potential and proceeded to design a timeless kitchen and outdoor space. Chris Hoffman, president/founder of Southern Cottage Distinctive Homes and Renovations in Cornelius, and his team constructed the vision, which won the top tier Best Outdoor Living Project at the 2017 Lake Norman Home Builders Association’s Best of the Lake Design Competition.

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From left, Rebecca, Jamie and Sophia Cope enjoy entertaining friends at their lakeside home.



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change how the entire home worked, so we tore out a bunch of walls and we changed the footprint,” explains Schrader, adding that big glass walls were incorporated into the space to blur the line between the inside and the outside. A cozy bar and den area, complete with a sectional upholstered in Cub Phur by Lovesac, now sit in the corner where the original kitchen stood, while a slatted wood ceiling adds to the casualness of the space. The new kitchen, centered in the middle of the home’s first floor, features a long island of Blanc du Blanc granite coupled with custom cabinets painted in a custom shimmering gray. A niche was carved into the island to accommodate a square table from High Fashion House with leather chairs from Restoration Hardware for convenient seating. A flush-

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Originally a pinkish brick, the exterior of the home was updated with a coat of Sherwin Williams’ Incredible White. This fresh color effortlessly blends with the neutral palette of materials used in the outdoor space. Ipe wood, a dense Brazilian wood known for its durability,

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integrated into the living space. “You could easily step down and put the pool in the yard, but by pulling this pool up to the outdoor living space, it becomes a part of it,” explains Schrader. “We raised the platform, and it minimizes and engages the steps.” The result is a terrace effect that allows for comfortable transitions. “One of their [the Copes] challenges or prerequisites was that they didn’t want the pool detached,” says Schrader. “They wanted to sit in this pool and watch TV and talk to people.” Off to the side of the pool, the living area is punctuated by a vaulted ceiling that features reclaimed barn wood. A fireplace constructed of fieldstone was carefully placed in the design so as not to take away the best lake views. Schrader enclosed one corner of the space to make it feel more like an outdoor room. Large windows with custom

service outdoor kitchen so there’s no running back and forth into the house. Rebecca’s favorite thing for Jamie to grill is Harris Teeter burgers. “We tell people, ‘Hey, we’re cooking burgers, and they’ll say, ‘We’re there,’ ” she says. Steaks are near the top of the favorite list, too. With entertaining in mind,

Schrader had a 1,000-pound concrete table custom cast for the space. It serves as a buffet or a bar. “It’s transparent. It’s going to last forever,” says Schrader of the table. “The palate of materials we used is timeless. They’re not going to be dated.” That’s a good thing because the Cope family has no intention

of moving. “There are so many things I like [about this renovation],” says Rebecca. “We entertain a lot.” “There are plenty of people who have these features but don’t use them,” adds Schrader. “But one thing I’ll say about these guys, and it helped that I had done this last project for them, is that this is how their lifestyle really is.”

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plantation shutters allow a refreshing cross breeze. As a master griller, having a top-notch grill kitchen outdoors was imperative to Jamie. His kitchen includes a Green Egg, as well as a Wolf grill. Custom cabinets, a sink and refrigerator, as well as granite countertops make food preparation a cinch. The idea was to create a full-

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Linear planters made of fieldstone help direct people through the space comfortably.

Lakeside Dining Eating by the lake is summer fun at its best Apps & Taps —This laid back restaurant features live music, as well as barbecue and sliders. In addition you’ll find appetizers such as mac and cheese bites, potato skins, nachos and entrees like flatbread pizzas, chicken wraps and salads. This place is known for its live music scene. Dress code is casual. 155 Pinnacle Lane, Mooresville, 704.677.7648, look for Apps & Taps on Facebook; just north of Highway 150 bridge by water.

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Blue Parrot Grill — Enjoy a spectacular sunset on the deck of this eatery where the crab cakes are winning folks over. Sandwiches, wraps and entrees are on the menu. Cover-up friendly. 169 Pinnacle Lane, Mooresville, 704.663.1203, www. Just north of Highway 150 bridge.

The Cabin — Craft beer, live music and organic wines can be found in this cozy Davidson spot on the lake. 400 N. Harbor Place Drive, Davidson, 704.237.3629, look for The Cabin on Facebook. Channel marker T4. Eddie’s Seafood & Raw Bar — A consistent lake favorite, Eddie’s draws a laid-back crowd with its vast selection of seafood, Italian specialties, burgers and sandwiches. Cover-up friendly. 643 Williamson Road, Mooresville, 704.799.2090, www. Channel marker D11.

named it one of the best new restaurants in the country. 20210 Henderson Road, Cornelius, 704.997.5365, www. East of channel marker D6. Jack’s Dockside Grill — Jack’s offers fresh seafood, prime meats, produce, pasta and bread (with every meal). Beach your boat and come on in. 1459 River Highway (Queen’s Landing), Mooresville, 704.663.2628, www. Channel marker 17A.

Lake Norman Cottage — Wine tastings with food pairings reign supreme Hello, Sailor — Owners here. Nothing beats a Katy and Joe Kindred class of wine by the water have established a stellar with friends. 200-A North reputation in the restaurant Harbor Place, Davidson, world with downtown 704.237.3629, www. Davidson’s Kindred. Hello, Sailor is just as satisfying Channel marker T4. with its contemporary take on the fish camp The Landing — Best experience. GQ recently known for its fall-off-the-

bone ribs, this family atmosphere establishment has been around for almost 20 years. Coverup friendly. 4491 Slanting Bridge Road, Sherrills Ford, 828.478.5944, www. Channel marker M4. Midway Boathouse Grill — The Bang Bang sauce on the mahi sandwich and shrimp po’boy make them standouts. Also known for blue-plate lunch specials and nightly features. 8693 N.C. Highway 150 East, Terrell, 828.478.3078, www. midwayboathousegrill. com. Channel marker 17A.

www.northharborclub. com. Channel marker T4. Port City Club — Whether you dine inside or outside, Port City offers a casually elegant atmosphere for lunch or dinner. Look for a fresh selection of fish, plus an interesting mix of cuisine. 18665 Harborside Drive, Cornelius, 704.765.1565, www. Channel marker R5.

Prickly Pear — Enjoy contemporary Mexican cuisine served lakeside. This restaurant previously enjoyed a successful nine-year run in Downtown Mooresville. Cover-up friendly. 637 Williamson North Harbor Club — Road, Mooresville, The place to go to for an 704.799.0875, www. upscale casual meal with a Channel waterfront view. Seafood, marker D11. steaks and pasta are prepared with a creative Hours tend to change flare. Dress code is casual. seasonally so please call 100 North Harbor Place, before going to these Davidson, 704.896.5559, establishments.


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Dine + Wine Eating, drinking, cooking and fun

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Photography by Allison Hinman

Trudi Zangardi does it again with The Barrel, p. 68 Your summer six pack, p. 70 Beetroot Ravioli with a Sage Pesto, p. 71 Cowboy rides into Cornelius, p. 72

The menu at Cowboy Restaurant revolves around six basics — rib eye and filet steaks, beef ribs, beef brisket, rotisserie chicken cooked over a woodfire grill, and chicken tenders.

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he Barrel in Mooresville is Trudi Zangardi’s expansion from her Lake Norman Cottage in Davidson. As casual and comfortable as the Cottage, The Barrel feels like an exclusive private club with plush armchairs and a good amount of mahogany. (When I’m there, I feel like I should be whispering.) What it shares with Lake Norman Cottage is Zangardi’s extensive knowledge of wine and an engaging personality that makes everyone feel at home. Certainly I like the feel of the place, but what makes it a stand out is that wine knowledge. Recently, after a wine dinner, my wife, Mary Ellen, and I, together with a group of friends, stopped at The Barrel for a glass of wine to close out a superb evening. Our wine dinner had centered on Spanish wines, and I was in the mood for something a little different. I casually threw in a request for “something from Bordeaux.” Zangardi stopped for a moment to think and then vanished into her back room. A few minutes later she emerged with a bottle of Côtes de Bordeaux. Clearly, she must have read my mind because what I wanted was a simple wine, not one of the Bordeaux big boys — just something to wind down with and share with friends. I would call it mind reading, but, in reality, it’s an ability to anticipate customers’ needs and having the wine and wine knowledge to meet them. My second example is a kind of fallout from the first. I was in the planning stages for a wine seminar for a group of wine

by Trevor Burton | Photography by Ken Noblezada

Trudi Zangardi makes The Barrel in Mooresville more than just a collection of elegant furniture

Trudi Zangardi, top right, hangs out with customers at her newest venture, The Barrel, in Mooresville.

enthusiasts, so we all started brainstorming to come up with an interesting topic. We ended up with a trip around the wine regions of South America. Not a real trip but a session at The Barrel involving a presentation and tastings of several South American wines. A few days later, Zangardi and I put our heads together to come up with a list of interesting wines. We agreed that one of them would be from the Tannat grape. Tannat is usually linked to Uruguay, but the wine she suggested hails from the wine regions of Southern Brazil. Over the last few years Mary Ellen and I have visited Brazil a number of times, and I’ve often tried Brazilian wines. I never

found one that I wanted to bring home. But I never tried a Brazilian Tannat; maybe none was offered or maybe I overlooked them. Duh! Talk about an obvious choice. Southern Brazil is close to the wine regions of Uruguay where Tannat is a standout. So you could expect Tannat to do well in nearby Brazilian regions. The verdict? This one I brought home. We may be onto something here. We may be seeing more and more Brazilian wine on Lake Norman wine lists. There are a couple of places in the banking city to the south where you can find these wines, but I don’t know of any in our area. I guess I do know of at least one, now. Obrigado, Trudi

Zangardi. Yes, I’ve rambled on about wine, but I do have a point. You can have the most comfortable and elegant facility, but if it’s not coupled with good, interesting wines and somebody who knows a thing or two about them, its just furniture. Zangardi is what makes a place like the Lake Norman Cottage and, now, The Barrel work. An exclusive, club-like atmosphere and a chance to explore wines. It hits the spot for me. The Barrel 1082 A Brawley School Road Mooresville Look for The Barrel on Facebook.


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On Tap YOUR SUMMER SIX PACK by Mike Savicki


Whether you mix and match a six pack of cans or bottles, grab your growler and head to a craft brewery or two, or just chill at one of the area’s many craftinspired and seasonally hopping hangouts, this season (and all the beer that comes with it) is for you. Fill your coolers with — • OMB’s Horne’s Nest Summer Seasonal (A summer seasonal hefeweizen) • Primal’s Lemon Haze Pale Ale (a combo pale ale and wheat beer made with lemondrop hops) and POJO IPA (a light colored, medium bodied American IPA) • D9’s Hakuna Matata (Tropical IPA) and Swell Rider (Tangerine Session IPA) • Granite Falls’ Tropical Falls (Fruited Sour Ale)

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Fill your souls with craft beer (and cool vibes) at — • Primal’s German-Inspired Beer Garden • Port City Club (with your feet in the sand) • Hello, Sailor’s outside deck (come by boat) • Inside outside at D9’s tasting room • North Harbor Club and The Cabin nearby (come by boat) • Live music and neighborhood love at Cornelius Drafthouse • Musical nights at OTPH • Bottled and Tapped’s crafts from across the country • The lawn at Crafty Beer Guys • Pop into DBC (Davidson Beverage Company) to see who you see • Ultimate Ales and On Tap are both craft beer anchors

Photography by Mike Savicki

Fill your growlers with — • Bayne’s Mountain Red Ale or Penny Pale Ale • Eleven Lake’s Sandbar Blonde or LKN IPA • Ass Clown’s Lemon Blonde, On the Lake or Ass Clown IPA • Ghostface’s Banshee IPA or Pink Kitty Hibiscus Wit

With all of the local breweries at Lake Norman, you can choose your own adventure.


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In the Kitchen with Jill Dahan 2 to 3 medium to large golden or candy stripe beets, peeled with greens removed 1 1/2 (6 ounces) garlic and herb goats’ cheese rounds 2 cups baby fresh spinach 2 to 3 tablespoons avocado oil


Jill Dahan

Sage Pesto Ingredients 1 cup fresh sage leaves 1 cup Italian flat leaf parsley leaves 1/3-cup walnuts or pine nuts toasted in a pan for 3 to 4 minutes 1/2-cup (2 ounces) Parmesan, freshly grated 2 medium garlic cloves, crushed Finely grated zest and juice ½ to 1 lemon — 2 tablespoons 1/3-cup extra virgin olive oil

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Photography courtesy of Jill Dahan



Beetroot Ravioli with a Sage Pesto

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Beet’s natural sweetness means that they’re a truly versatile ingredient that can be used for cakes, pasta, hummus and even frosting. Beets are a super-charged veggie full of protein, phosphorus, zinc, fiber, vitamin B6, magnesium, potassium, copper and manganese. And you can use the beet greens in a salad, as they are chock full of vitamin A, vitamin C, calcium and iron. The best part is that this ravioli requires no dough making or rolling. Just slice and sauté. This is a great side or main dish that will have people thinking you are a kitchen genius.

Cut across the beets to the thickness of leather (about 1/8-inch) and place in stacks of two. Sauté the spinach in a dry frying pan until just wilted and mix into the goats’ cheese. Place one round from each stack in a single layer in a large frying pan wiped with a tablespoon of avocado oil. You might need to do two to three batches. Mound a teaspoonful of cheese mixture onto the center of each round. Cover with the other rounds, and cook on medium-high covered for about four to five minutes. Flip each, and cook the other side about three to four minutes until just fork tender. Serve warm with a drizzle of pesto over each and a shaving of Parmesan or manchego cheese. For the pesto, blend all of the ingredients together, and serve drizzled over the cooked raviolis. Makes about a dozen. Serves about four.

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Nibbles + Bites

The Cowboy Way by Holly Becker



Photography by Allison Hinman

Cowboy Restaurant

STATS Cuisine

Steak, chicken, ribs



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Attire Casual


Mid-century casual Long community tables inside create a casual, engaging atmosphere for customers to interact at Cowboy Restaurant.

estaurateur and Commercial Real Estate Developer Joe Douglas enjoys traveling the country (and the world) to find inspiration for Captiva Restaurant Group, LLC. For example, Cowboy Restaurant in Cornelius, was inspired by a trip to Texas. Douglas was fascinated with the service concept he observed while eating at one local eatery. “You placed your order at the counter and you sat down and all of a sudden there is this guy giving you everything you need,” says Douglas.

Versatile entertainment Douglas’ Texas restaurant experience was five years ago. Now, Douglas has finetuned a concept to fit his fast, casual dining environment. “Cowboy is a different style of service, a hybrid between counter and full service,” he explains. The building evokes a California-esque, mid-century look with low ceilings and a low profile roofline, a projected canopy over the patio and painted brick. Long, community tables inside

create a casual, engaging atmosphere for customers to interact. “The community seating gives you an opportunity to meet other people. You may come in and meet someone next to you, or maybe not, and maybe walk away with some memories,” says Douglas. Cowboy’s expansive patio includes several common areas for folks to gather, including a fire pit, a putting green and corn hole games. The versatile entertainment areas cater to families, as well as singles.

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Embellish with the basics Like his flagship restaurant 131 Main, Cowboy has no freezer on site. Everything in the kitchen is fresh and scratch-made. The menu revolves around six basics — rib eye and filet steaks, beef ribs, beef brisket, rotisserie chicken cooked over a woodfire grill, and chicken tenders. Douglas takes the basics to further expand menu offerings, such as tacos, salads and sandwich entrees. “The menu is about 14 items, but we feel they are the best available on the market,” says Douglas. Three house-made barbecue sauces — the Cowboy House

BBQ, Tangy Texas and Peach Habanero — are on the tables for customers to sauce meats to their liking. Sides include fries, macaroni and cheese, baked beans, Mexican street corn salad, collard greens, coleslaw, Brunswick stew, black bean soup and a Cowboy salad. The usual suspects — chicken tenders and cheese quesadillas — round out the children’s menu. Cowboy also offers party packs for entertaining at home or on the lake. “This is a local business that is designed to accommodate the Lake Norman community,” says Douglas. In addition to fountain drinks, tea and lemonade, Cowboy serves fresh-pressed juices and

hand-spun milkshakes. A minibar features 12 wines, as well as beer from Lake Norman craft breweries: D9, Primal and Ass Clown.

A bakery, too A unique feature of Cowboy is its bakery. Breads (loaf, buns, fresh rolls) and pies are made in-house and available for customers to purchase and take home. Douglas says the breakfast bread, made with fresh fruit, is perfect for taking home and toasting for breakfast the next day. The Bahama Bread, which has a sweet coconut flavor, is inspired from Douglas’ travels to the islands. He loved the bread so much he had it

FedExed from the Bahamas and worked on creating his own signature Bahama Bread. Douglas has big plans for the property he owns at the corner of Bailey and Statesville Roads. “We are planning more development next door that will include some additional and new Captiva Restaurant concepts,” he says. “Captiva is also adding a research and development kitchen to our 131 Main [location] in Cornelius.” Cowboy Restaurant 9615 Bailey Road Cornelius Hours- Sun-Thu 11 a.m.-9 p.m.; Fri-Sat, 11 a.m.-10 p.m.


Restaurateur and Commercial Real Estate Developer Joe Douglas enjoys traveling the country (and the world) to find inspiration for Captiva Restaurant Group, LLC.

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Out + About

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Big Brothers Big Sisters Beach Bash Photography courtesy of Freedom Boat Club he Freedom Boat Club of Lake Norman and Lake Wylie franchise raised and contributed $3,000 to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Carolinas-Charlotte on April 19 at the Big Brothers Big Sisters Beach Bash. Franchise owners Jeff and Perry Weir presented the donation during the event at the Peninsula Yacht Club in Cornelius. Freedom Boat Club is the boating and lunch sponsor for Big Day at the Lake, which is scheduled for July 21. Friends, neighbors and businesses who had a vision of sharing the lake with at-risk children who would not otherwise experience Lake Norman founded Big Day at the Lake 14 years ago. For more information, visit www.




at the Lake

a month of things to do at the Lake Date Night

The 4th Annual Pinkyswear Kids Triathlon (June 2) This triathlon for kids raises money and awareness for the Pinkyswear Foundation’s mission, which is to help kids with cancer and their families meet basic needs, such as housing, food, and transportation, and provide experiences that create emotional support. This is a non-timed and non-competitive race for kids ages 6 through 18 of all abilities. Registration capacity is 300. There will also be a 5 and under Fun Run with a registration capacity of 100. 8 a.m. opening ceremony. Triathlon, $40; Fun Run $30. Ingersoll Rand Campus, 800 Beaty Street, Davidson,



LangTree LIVE Concert Series (Every Thursday) Enjoy live music every Thursday night at LangTree Lake Norman. On May 3, The Stranger — A Billy Joel Tribute band performs. 7-9 p.m. Free. LangTree Lake Norman, 401 Langtree Road, Mooresville, Mingling on the Greens Concert Series (Through August 25) Come hear live music every Saturday and Sunday night throughout the summer. 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Free. Birkdale Village, Huntersville, The 2018 Music on Main Concert Series (June 1) On June 1, Chunky Daddy performs classic and modern day party hits. On July 3, Kids in America perform (at Lowe’s YMCA). 6:30 p.m. Free. Mooresville Town Hall Lawn, Davidson Concerts on the Green (June 10 and 17) Band of Oz performs June 10, while Part Time Blues Band performs on June 17. 6-8 p.m. Free. Davidson Village Green, www. Lake Norman Big Band (June 18) The Lake Norman Big Band plays every third Monday night at The Finish Line Restaurant in Mooresville. The show features favorite hits from the big band era and more. 7-9 p.m. $20 cover (includes buffet

Family Fun

Me Time

dinner). Call 704.664.2695 for reservations. The Finish Line Restaurant at George Pappas Victory Lanes, 125 Morlake Drive, Mooresville, www. Symphony in the Park (June 23) The Charlotte Symphony Orchestra performs a mixture of patriotic, classical and pops. Statesville native Rockie Lynne will open for the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra and will also perform a number of patriotic songs. The evening will conclude with a spectacular fireworks display (weather permitting). Be sure to bring your blankets, chairs and a picnic basket. No glass containers of any kind, no pets and no open flames. 6-10 p.m. Bailey Road Park, 11536 Bailey Road, Cornelius, Lincolnton Alive After Five Concert Series (June 28) On the last Thursday evening of the month you’ll find Lincolnton’s Main Street full of music and merriment. On June 28, Band of Oz performs. Prior to live music, a deejay gets things moving. Bands play from 7- 10 p.m. Free. On the East side of Court Square in downtown Lincolnton, rain location is the Lincoln County Farmer’s Market. Look for more information on The Downtown Development Association of Lincolnton’s Facebook page.


Civil War Reenactment (June 2-3) The three-day battle of Gettysburg, to many, is considered the turning point of the American Civil War. The Sample Family, who lived in the Latta House during this time in history, had four sons; John, James, David and Hugh Sample. Each of these sons served in the 53rd North Carolina, Company B (Mecklenburg Grays) and were at Gettysburg during the horrible bloodshed which occurred. This reenactment event will draw attention to the Old North State and what her sons did during the infamous Battle of Gettysburg. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $9 for adults, $8 for senior citizens age 62 and up, $8 for students, children 5 and under are free. Historic Latta Plantation, 5225 Sample Road, Huntersville,

Photography courtesy of Mooresville Farmers Market.


Girls’ Night Out

Caitland Farms is a regular at the Mooresville Farmers Market on Saturday mornings during the summer. 2018 Arts at the Mill (June 15-17) This three-day arts festival is a partnership between The Mill and Mooresville Arts. The work from all types of artists and artisans will be showcased. Fri 4-8 p.m., Sat 10 a.m.-8 p.m. and Sun 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. 500 S. Main Street, Mooresville, John P. Campbell Memorial Golf Tournament (June 20) Two flights of golfers will tee off at Mallard Head Golf Course in Mooresville for the 24th Annual John P. Campbell Memorial Golf Tournament. This event is the longest-running fundraiser for Hospice & Palliative Care of Iredell County (HPCIC), and has raised more than $600,000 over the past 24 years. Shotgun starts at 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. Entry is $75, with a two-person Captain’s Choice format for men’s and women’s divisions. Entry includes green and cart fees, hotdogs and hamburgers served all day, gifts and refreshments. The field is limited to the first 240 paid entries. Mallard Head, 185 Mallard Way, Mooresville,


2018 Cornelius Outdoor Cinema Series (June 2) Bring your family to see Despicable Me 3 under the stars. The movie is shown on a state-ofthe-art inflatable “blimp,” and families are encouraged to

bring lawn chairs and blankets. Children’s activities will begin at 7 p.m., and concessions will be available for sale throughout the evening. Weather permitting, the movie will begin at dusk (approximately 8:45 pm). Free. Smithville Park, 19710 South Ferry Street, Cornelius, Warehouse PAC Cinema (June 9) Buena Vista Social Club will be screened. This documentary by lauded German filmmaker Wim Wenders follows renowned guitarist Ry Cooder and his son, Joachim, as they travel to Cuba and assemble a group of the country’s finest musicians to record an album. Among the artists included in the project are singer Ibrahim Ferrer and pianist Rubén González, who are both interviewed and featured in studio footage. Eventually the ensemble travels to the United States to perform in front of rapt audiences. 8 p.m., doors open 30 minutes prior to screening. $10. Warehouse PAC, 9216-A Westmoreland Road, Cornelius, Movies in the Park (June 21) Come see Ferdinand at Veterans Park in downtown Huntersville. Presented by Novant Health. Around 8:30 p.m./sunset. Free. Veterans Park, Main Street and Maxwell Street, Huntersville,


Cornelius Arts Center By Land …By Sea is a nature-inspired exhibit featuring found object sculptor Amy Hart. (Through June 8). MonThu 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Fri-Sat 9 a.m.-noon. 19725 Oak Street, Cornelius, Foster’s Frame and Art Gallery Various exhibitions. Mon-Fri 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sat 10a.m.-4p.m. 403 N. Old Statesville Road, Huntersville, 704.948.1750. Four Corners Framing and Gallery Various exhibitions. Tue-Fri 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sat 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 148 N. Main Street, Mooresville, 704.662.7154, www. Lake Country Gallery Various exhibitions. Mon-Fri 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sat 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Exit 36 – Mooresville, between Belk and Kohl’s, 704.664.5022, Mooresville Arts Gallery Various exhibitions. Tue-Fri noon-4 p.m., Sat 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 103 W. Center Avenue, Mooresville, Tropical Connections Various exhibitions. Tue- Fri 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. or by appointment. 230 N. Main Street, Mooresville,


Carolina Raptor Center Live bird presentations, flight shows, behind-the-scenes tours and more take place at Carolina Raptor Center throughout the month. Visit carolinaraptorcenter. org for more details. 2nd Friday Street Festival (Every second Friday) This event features many of the area’s most talented and innovative artists and craftsmen while showcasing a fabulous lineup of entertainment including local bands, performance groups, live art demonstrations and much more. Area businesses will be out to impress, offering special sales and incentives to event guests, who can also enjoy a variety of food and drinks from local breweries and food. 6-10 p.m. Free. 19725 Oak Street, Cornelius,

Troutman Farmers Market (Every Tuesday) 4-7 p.m. Troutman ESC Park Pavilion, 338 North Avenue, Troutman, Facebook. Lincoln County Farmers Market — Lincolnton (Every Thursday) 8 a.m.noon. Department of Social Services, 1136 West Main Street, Davidson Farmers’ Market (Every Saturday) 8 a.m.-noon. Next to Town Hall between Main and Jackson streets in downtown Davidson, www. Huntersville Growers’ Market (Every Saturday) 8 a.m.- noon., corner of Main and Maxwell Streets, Huntersville, Lincoln County Farmers Market — Denver (Every Saturday) 8 a.m.-noon. Rescue Squad Park, 7835 Galway Lane, Lincoln County Farmers Market (Every Saturday) 8 a.m. – noon. Giles L. Martin, Sr. Shelter, 225 West Water Street (downtown

The Mooresville Spinners play baseball at Moor Park through July. Lincolnton), Mooresville Farmers Market (Every Saturday) 8 a.m.noon. Liberty Park, 255 East Iredell Avenue, Mooresville,


Mooresville Spinners (Through the summer) Come out and watch the Mooresville Spinners play baseball. The Spinners are a summer collegiate baseball team in the Carolina Virginia League. Concord Athletics (June 1, 7 p.m.), Morganton Aggies (June 2, TBA), Mooresville Post 66 (June 3, 6 p.m.), Lenoir Oilers (June 5, 7 p.m.), Race City Bootleggers (June 6, 7 p.m.), Charlotte Galaxy (June 8, 7

p.m.), Carolina Vipers (June 9, 7 p.m.), High Point Locos (June 10, 5 p.m.), Charlotte Crushers (June 13, 7 p.m.), LKN Copperheads (June 14, 7 p.m.), Piedmont Pride (June 16, 7 p.m.), Statesville Owls (June 20, 7 p.m.), Morganton Aggies (June 22, 7 p.m.), LKN Copperheads (June 23, TBA), Lenoir Oilers (June 25, 7 p.m.), Charlotte Galaxy (June 28, 7 p.m.), Carolina Vipers (June 29, 7 p.m.), Concord Athletics (June 30, 7 p.m.). $5 per person per game, $100 season pass. Moor Park, 691 S. Broad Street, Mooresville,


Hairspray (June 20-24) Community School of Davidson Summerstock presents Hairspray, a musical about plump

teenager Tracy Turnblad’s dream is to dance on The Corny Collins Show. When she wins she becomes a celebrity overnight and meets all kinds of characters along the way. The show highlights individuality and the importance of everyone coming together to become revolutionary. Directed by Melissa Ohlman-Roberge. Wed-Thu 7:30 p.m., Fri 8 p.m., Sat 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., and Sun 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. $10 online, $15 at the door. Community School of Davidson High School Blackbox, 404 Armour Street, Davidson, Monty Python’s Spamalot (June 21-July 1) Lovingly ripped off from the classic film comedy Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Spamalot is an irreverent parody of the legend of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table, featuring a bevy of beautiful show girls, not to mention cows, killer rabbits and French people. A huge hit on Broadway, Spamalot won the 2005 Tony Award for Best Musical. Produced by Davidson Community Players. Thu-Sat 8 p.m., Sun 2 p.m. Davidson College, Duke Family Performance Hall, Knobloch Campus Center, Davidson,

JUNE 2018

The Evening Farmers Market of Statesville (Every Thursday) 3:30-6 p.m. Pecan

Park in historic downtown Statesville,

Photography courtesy of Mooresville Spinners.

The Van Every/Smith Galleries Various exhibits. Mon-Fri 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat-Sun noon-4 p.m. Davidson College, The Van Every/Smith Galleries, 315 N. Main Street, Davidson, www.


Lori's Larks

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by Lori K. Tate JUNE 2018


photography courtesy of Lori K. Tate


grew up around boats. From a young age, I would sit on my dad’s lap, steering our Galaxy around Lake Tillery. When I was a little older, I would drive while he sat in the passenger seat. When I got married, I drove my husband’s boat while he sat in the passenger seat. This summer I want to take things a step farther. I want to be able to drive our kids and my girlfriends around on our boat without a chaperone, so to speak. (And I also want to be able to dock it without having to file an insurance claim.) In other words, I want to take the helm, but I want to do it safely. That said, I enrolled in the Lake Norman Sail & Power Squadron’s (LNSPS) Boater Safety Education Class. I’ve wanted to do this for years, but the class takes up a whole Saturday and something always came up. This year I was determined, and I reasoned that one Saturday was a small

Editor Lori K. Tate takes the Power Squadron’s Boater Safety Education Class

sacrifice to make for the confidence and independence I would gain on the water. The LNSPS was established in 1977 and now has approximately 100 members. The group holds monthly meetings, offers a blessing of the fleet each year and also does community projects for the less fortunate, but the most important thing it does is educate boaters on what to do and what not to do on the water. I preregistered for the group’s May 12 class, which was held at Mt. Zion United Methodist Church in Cornelius. I expected a handful of people to be there and was happily surprised to find I was taking the class with 67 other students. Last year the LNSPS graduated more than 120 students and is recognized for being one of the top squadrons in the nation in service to its community. This year it is on track to reach 200 boaters. Class began at 8 a.m., as the curriculum is divided into four

Above, Editor Lori K. Tate learns to tie a marlinspike. Below, Russ Klein, education officer of the LNSPS, awards Tate her certificate and ID.

sections. Our first instructor, Jim Barbara, told us to clear our tables of everything but our notebooks because he was going to throw things into the audience. Sure enough about 20 minutes in, a Type III life jacket landed in front of me. (If you’re a boater who doesn’t know what this is, you need to take the class.) Barbara, along with all of the other instructors, was informative, yet entertaining. I didn’t doze off once and was engaged the whole time. After lunch, which is included in the registration fee, we delved into charts and maps, anchoring, adverse conditions and emergencies, as well as communications and water sports safety. At the end of the last session, it was test time. In order to receive a certificate and an ID stating that you took the class, you have to pass a 60-question exam. This is a good time to point out that I’m a terrible test taker and that I equate taking a multiple choice

test with getting a cavity filled. Nevertheless, I dove into the test. Some of the questions were easy, but many of them were tricky. I took my time and was one of the last people to turn in my answer sheet. Two thoughts went through my mind as I took the exam. One, if I don’t pass it, I need to find another Lori’s Larks for June — fast. Two, how will I face my father-in-law, Garren Tate, if I don’t pass the test? Did I mention he was one of the charter members of the LNSPS? No pressure at all. In the end, I did more than pass the exam, and I walked out of the class with a laminated photo ID stating that I did so. The next day, I went out on the pontoon with my husband, and I docked it perfectly — twice. I still need more practice, but I’m ready to get underway — safely. Lake Norman Sail & Power Squadron


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Lake Norman Currents June 2018  

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

Lake Norman Currents June 2018  

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