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’m not much of a cook, or maybe I should say I don’t cook much. Actually, I like to cook and I’m not bad at it, I’m just not one of those creative cooks. You know, the ones who have every ingredient on the face of the earth in their pantry. The ones who can pull a recipe off Pinterest and make their version look exactly like the picture. Yeah well, that’s not me. I’m more of a stir-fry kind of woman; a one-pot wonder, if you will. I believe you can pretty much add any ingredient to some hot olive oil, stir it around, add some

pasta or rice, and voila, dinner is served! I try to eat healthy when I can and really love those bags of frozen veggies mixed with cauliflower

rice or zucchini pasta. Fortunately, my husband will eat pretty much anything and is easily fooled into believing the overcooked cauliflower is really mashed potatoes. I love entertaining. (you remember the good ‘ole days when we could have friends over and even have parties, right?) I especially love celebrating any kind of holiday with a group of friends. I typically google “easy holiday recipes” (emphasis on easy) and try to re-create whatever depicts the holiday at hand. I’ve tried the Santa strawberries, the red, white and blue Jello shots, the turkeyshaped veggie tray and recently thought I’d be the perfect grandma

and create cupcakes that look like fish for my grandson’s first birthday party. What I have learned from all these creative recipe designs on Pinterest, Facebook, Instagram, etc. is that the people making them apparently have kitchens as large as my entire house with countertop space a mile wide; plus every utensil, pot, pan and small appliance needed to make that picture-perfect “whatever.” I have finally decided that creative cooking is just not for me. This Fourth of July, I’m going to make a list of all my friends who consider themselves culinary queens and invite them to the party. I’ll concentrate on the decorations. Oh no, I’m not making the decorations, the Dollar Store has everything I need. Happy Summer everyone!

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Lake Norman is full of culinary experts and a variety of places to explore food.

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Explorers & Adventures 14 Carolina Pie Company serves more than pastry perfection

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Carolina Pie Company Serves More Than Pastry Perfection

BY » Karel Bond Lucander PHOTOGRAPHY BY » Lisa Crates

Steve Lindberg and family find more than joy in baking

Y From left: Barb and Steve Lindberg, grandson Micah Barker, daughter Melanie Barker and granddaughter Hana Barker.

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ou know a company is something special when Southern Living comes calling. The magazine recently featured Mooresville’s Carolina Pie Company in their roundup of “The South’s Best Pies.” Listed as North Carolina’s top pick, owner Steve Lindberg handcrafts his crusts from scratch and fills them the old-fashioned way, producing delicious results. “I love pies, I love making pies, but I’m not a factory,” he says. “We don’t make 100 pies; we make one pie 100 times.”

Barb and Steve Lindberg.

In 2011, Carolina Pie Company began, and in 2014 relocated to 136 Stutts Road. Since then, that’s where Lindberg, 66, along with Barb, daughter Melanie Barker, teenage grandkids and a small team of bakers make pie magic. For Lindberg, Carolina Pie Company is a calling and allows him to connect with the community. “I love meeting people

A third-generation baker, Lindberg’s grandfather owned two bakeries in Steve Lindberg is a third-generation baker. His grandfather owned two bakeries in Massachusetts and his father managed the second one. Massachusetts and his father to begin consulting, but the managed the second Great Recession hit, and and hearing their stories,” one. But before founding business slowed. Lindberg he says. “This place is a Carolina Pie Company began toying with opening little bit of a fulfillment of a with his wife, Barb, a pie shop but had an personal ministry. We try to Lindberg spent decades opportunity to work with deliver sunshine with our as chief financial officer Mom N Pop’s Country Ham pies; a pie and a prayer.” (CFO) of a multinational One of his regulars, former in Catawba County. The manufacturer. When Nascar driver Derrike Cope, night before he was to start their corporate offices has featured the Carolina there, a tornado blew the relocated from Boston Pie Company logo on his roof off of the facility. “That to Hickory, he moved his race car. Now managing a was a strong statement race team, he continues to family to Mooresville. that we were supposed to support CPC. In 2008, he left his position commit to pies,” he says.

A pick-up-only shop, Carolina Pie will deliver nearby and is also locally served at Joe Fish Casual Seafood restaurant and Killington’s Restaurant & Pub. Popular for weddings, birthdays and corporate meetings, once customers taste Lindberg’s pies, they usually come back for more.

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Carolina Pie Company offers more than 30 flavors, including Red Tart Cherry (pictured in Southern Living), Wild Maine Blueberry and Key Lime. The shop’s most popular is Apple (three versions), and most requested is Bumbleberry, a signature four-berry creation. Some pies are seasonal, like Lindberg’s favorite, Strawberry Rhubarb. For holidays, place your order months ahead. To order yours, visit or call 704.660.5200.

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explorers & ADVENTURES New Zealand Countryside

Where the Road

Takes You Mooresville couple creates travel blog in retirement BY » Renee Roberson PHOTOGRAPHY courtesy of » Martin and Libby Rose 16 | June 2020


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artin and Libby Rose have always worked hard and played hard. After owning and operating a Charlottebased marketing firm for more than 35 years, they started thinking about retirement. Libby was definitely ready, but she admits she was worried about how her workaholic husband would handle it.

When they came up with the idea to start up a travel blog sharing their perspectives on active traveling with fellow baby boomers and seniors, Libby relaxed a little. Having always been avid travelers, she knew chronicling their stories and creating photography and content for the blog would be just the thing to keep Martin engaged between their own

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travels. Martin and Libby have owned property in the Lake Norman area since 1985, sharing a weekend place with Martin’s parents for many years. In March 2018 they took up residence in the area permanently. Having been together since they were teenagers, the couple definitely have some interesting stories. Early on in their marriage they spent

a lot of time camping in the North Carolina mountains and South Carolina beaches, but their first vacation with any budget attached was a cruise to the Caribbean. “When we started a family, we knew we wanted to travel a lot,” says Libby. “We put money in our budget so we’d always have money to travel. Our kids are both travelers to this day.” | June 2020 17

explorers & ADVENTURES When things go sideways

One of their most memorable stories involves a week-long camping trip in the state of Virgina with their kids, who were then 3 and 6 years old. Libby hadn’t been feeling well and they finally ended up taking her to a local hospital emergency room, where they discovered she had Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever. There had been rain during that trip, but on one particular night it began lightning as they were setting up camp for the night. They ended up breaking camp and driving an hour and a half to a hotel in Charlottesville, dragging their exhausted bodies and wet, dripping clothes and tent through the lobby of an upscale hotel. They also admit on one trip they may have ended up driving on a pedestrian plaza in Switzerland, Chevy Chase “European Vacation” movie style. Martin says they are always prepared to experience things going “sideways” during their travels. “You may need to

let it go and not let it ruin a trip, but instead create a new adventure.”

Wandering Rose Travels is born

Martin estimates he spends about 15-20 hours a week creating content for the blog, and if they are working on a specific initiative, maybe more. Their daughter Elizabeth lives in Huntersville and also has a passion for travel and marketing, so she manages all the blog’s social media channels. A business acquaintance from their marketing firm days also contributes content and photography for the blog. The Roses say they want to be of service to the readers, but they also want to enjoy it. They’ve chosen to donate any money they make off ad placements or affiliate commissions to local and regional causes they believe in, such as Habitat for Humanity, Friends of the Smokies and People for Bikes. The blog includes various travel articles for destinations all across

Biking on Bridges the world, a section on trip activities, tips for travel photography and preparations, and even gear reviews. Libby developed asthma later in life and has written about the precautions she now takes traveling because she refuses to be sidelined. She also shares her experiences with ebiking (a type of electric bicycle that’s very popular in Europe, Asia and India) and hopes it will encourage cyclists to keep pedaling even if they have physical limitations. The Roses keep creating, and the




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readers keep coming. With only one year under their belt, Wandering Rose Travels’ article “Where the locals eat in Key West,” has been shared almost 1,500 times on social media. They’ve had more than 9,411 views of photos they took of Maine on Facebook. They’ve been named in the “Top

30 Baby Boomer Travel Blogs and Websites to Follow in 2018,” and the “Top 75 Boomer Blogs and Websites for Baby Boomers.” They’ve also garnered attention from places such as Visit North Carolina and Discover Jackson County NC, and Backroads and Burlington Free Press.

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When Martin and Libby travel, they enjoy hitting what they call “the tourist highlights,” but they also like to leave time in a trip for “serendipity” to happen. “We ask where people like to eat, socialize, and then we try to become part of the fabric of where we are” says Martin. “Your appreciation of a place becomes so much greater.” Their son-in-law is also a traveler, and he once shared with them this quote: “A tourist takes the trip of a lifetime, a traveler takes a lifetime of trips.” The Roses say that’s something they’ve always aspired to.

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C’est La Vi French Market Café and Gourmet Shop offers French and English fare with a Southern twist BY » Grace Kennedy | PHOTOGRAPHY BY » Allison Hinman 20 | June 2020

ucked into the corner of Shops on the Green in Cornelius is a café unlike any other in Lake Norman. It’s a place where you can partake in a relaxed afternoon tea with a girlfriend or celebrate your birthday with a slice of carrot cake that people cross state lines to get their hands on. In this era of digital overload, it’s the rare spot that invites us to linger over conversation and enjoy the finer things in life. When Kathy and Bob Montbleau opened the French Market Café and Gourmet Shop three years ago, they were already well-known for their other restaurants and shops: Les Trois Faisans and The Village Cupboard in David-

son, and Ain’t Too Shabby in Cornelius. A chef with decades of experience in Charlotte and Lake Norman, Bob Montbleau contributes his famous quiches, soups, and daily specials to the café’s seasonal menus. And then there is Chef Bob’s Famous Carrot Cake—a rich, dense, and lovely to behold creation with its own following. As a Southerner who grew up celebrating the culinary traditions of her English and Scottish roots, Kathy Montbleau has curated a comprehensive seasonal tea menu featuring custom blends from Bruce Richardson, master blender with Elmwood Inn Fine Teas. Kathy’s design talent shines at the French Market, with Provence-inspired French country decor. Kathy and her staff delight in dressing up the teahouse for

Top: Bob and Kathy Montbleau, center, are the owners of French Market Cafe and Gourmet Shop. Bottom: Bob Montbleau creates quiches, soups and daily specials for the cafe’s seasonal menus.

events like April in Paris and Derby Day. They are happy to accommodate special occasions and often rent out the space for milestone celebrations like surprise parties and baby showers. “We have wonderful staff members who love to dress up and entertain people,” says Kathy. While coronavirus forced the café to close its seating area, Kathy and Bob have worked hard to keep serving fare that our community has come to love. They quickly pivoted and are now offering daily curbside

entrees, soups, to-go tea parties and more. Search “French Market Cafe & Gourmet Shop” for the daily menu. “I wanted to create a place where the art of conversation could be reborn,” says Kathy. The art of conversation, the art of high tea, and the art of the perfect slice of carrot cake—it’s all on display at the French Market Café. French Market Café 20920 Torrence Chapel Road Suite B-1, Cornelius 704.641.2201

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Pappy Knows Best

New book helps paci-fy common parenting struggle BY » Holly Becker PHOTOGRAPHY courtesy of » Frank Johns

ike most grandparents, Frank Johns likes to help his children when it comes to solving common parenting struggles. The Mooresville grandfather found a creative yet unusual approach to tackle the pacifier battle—he wrote a book about it! Known as Pappy to his five grandsons, Johns is the author of Paci Boy and the Ooey-Goey Slime Monster. Charlotte-based Warren Publishing published the book. Paci Boy is the imaginative tale of a little boy named J.J. who struggles to give up his paci habit until he must use his superpowers to con22 | June 2020

front the Ooey-Gooey Slime Monster. J.J.’s initials stand for Jasper and Jack, two of his grandsons who were particularly fond of the paci.

From beach idea to book

Johns thought of the idea for the children’s book during a family beach vacation. He watched his own children engaged in paci wars with his grandchildren. “I thought, I have a better idea,” he says. “I see the book as a way to help parents weaning children off of the paci in a more positive way.” Once he shared his idea with his family, the book project became a group effort. His children and grandchildren started brainstorming ideas.

Writing a children’s book is a drastic departure from daily work as a clerk of court for the federal courts in Charlotte, Asheville and Statesville. Johns admits his book probably would have been a retirement project had he not been diagnosed with cancer. Now cancer free, he was quarantined to his house for four weeks during his cancer treatments. “It (the book) was kind of like therapy for me during radiation treatments,” he says. Johns dedicated the book to his grandsons, who range in age from 10 to 2. He affectionately references his grandsons in the book as “The Furious Five.” “It’s fulfilling to leave a legacy like this book behind. My grandsons will be able to show their kids one day when I’m gone and have some fun with it,” he says. Paci Boy and the Ooey-Goey Slime Monster is available at, Main Street Books and Amazon.





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COLOR June is Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Month BY: » Renee Roberson


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Store your fresh food properly

Know the best way to store your food. Root vegetables (such as potatoes, carrots and turnips) are best stored in a cool, dry place. They will last up to a month if stored properly. Store your foods in complete wholeness, otherwise you will break apart the cells and they won’t last as long. Avoid placing fruits or veggies in airtight bags as this will speed up decay. Keep fruits and vegetables with the right “partners.” Some forms of produce give off high levels of ethylene gas, which is a ripening agent. Highethylene producers include apricots, apples, avocados,

The USDA recommends you consume five to nine servings of fruits and vegetables per day.

cantaloupe, peaches, plums, pears and tomatoes, among others. It’s best to not store these fruits and vegetables with anything that is “ethylene sensitive,”

such as unripened bananas, spinach, cucumbers, carrots, green beans, kale, raspberries and watermelon. Greens in particular are very sensitive to ethylene gas.

Make a hearthealthy salad

Let’s be honest, sometimes salads can get a bit . . . boring. But they are a good way to add extra fruits and vegetables into our diet, and there are some pretty creative “salad in a jar” tutorials floating around out there. (Just remember to always put the dressing on the bottom of the jar to avoid making the rest of your salad a soggy mess when it’s time to eat). Help your salad pack a punch by starting with a healthy fiber, such as quinoa or brown rice. Next, top with leafy greens such as kale, spinach, romaine or arugula. Layer in other chopped vegetables like tomatoes and cucumbers. Find a nice, lean protein (think chicken, goat cheese, chickpeas, hard-boiled eggs, etc.) and then top with a

healthy fat. Healthy fats include salad dressings made from olive oil, nuts, or seeds (no more than ¼ cup of nuts or seeds because they are higher in calories and fat).

Sneak in more fruits and veggies

According to a recent study by the Centers for Disease Control, only 1 out of 10 Americans eat enough fruits and vegetables. With the USDA recommending five to nine servings of these items daily, it can seem a daunting task. Incorporating a few smart swaps can help you meet those daily guidelines. Instead of rice, try using any number of riced vegetables out on the market as a base for stir-fry or as a side dish. You can purchase packages of cauliflower and broccoli already riced, both in the fresh and frozen sections

of the store. Similarly, use vegetables noodles in place of pasta, such as ribbons of fresh zucchini or carrots. Instead of mayonnaise for a sandwich, mash up an avocado, add in some salt and lemon juice, and use this spread as a healthy replacement. Fold fresh or frozen berries into oatmeal or yogurt and chop up veggies to add into an omelet or a frittata. You can also use fresh fruits and vegetables in smoothies with plain non-fat Greek yogurt for a protein-packed treat. Summertime is a great time of year to try new types of foods, visit local farms to pick berries and get creative with meal planning. Making sure you store your foods correctly will help you make the most out of your finds.

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Whole Again A search for purpose leads woman to start camp for military families

Top: Eagle Rock Camp plays a critical role in preserving military families. Left: The programs reconnect post-combat veterans and their families at therapeutic retreats.

BY » Jean Spangler PHOTOGRAPHY courtesy of » Eagle Rock Camp


s each of us adapt to a “new normal,” nonprofits are stepping up to help those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The nonprofit world has always been an important part of the social fabric of our lives to help with affordable housing, food insecurity and mental health issues. And, there is one population that needs our attention and our help, now more than ever—our post-combat veterans and their families. Eagle Rock Camp seeks to serve that population. 26 | June 2020

Founded by Lynn Marilla in 2011, the program plays a critical role in preserving military families as they struggle with a range of issues such as marital difficulties, communication issues, financial stability, loss of connection between family and community. Children in military families also deal with feelings of fear and abandonment that result from parents who have returned with the adjustment issues that occur before, during and after deployment.

Reconnecting families

Based in Newton, Eagle Rock Camp reconnects families at therapeutic

retreats that build healthy, resilient families. Programs use evidence-based therapy models to develop a range of interactive workshops and therapeutic recreation to teach life skills that break the cycle of what’s going on at home, show families how to have fun again and most importantly, start them on a solid pathway of healing. All retreats are held in beautiful natural settings that help soothe and inspire families dealing with difficult issues. Currently, camps are held at church retreat locations and YMCA camps. “Our goal is to raise enough money to have one retreat site in a setting that allows families to heal in a place of nature,” says Marilla.

Finding her purpose

Marilla’s founding of Eagle Rock Camp came out of her own pain when she experienced a series of losses. Her husband died at age 38, leaving her to raise two teenaged boys. Then she became involved in caring for her aging parents as well as her brother who became quadriplegic after a tragic accident. A successful entrepreneur at the time, she became to realize the importance of having “purpose” in your life after the subsequent death of her brother and parents. “I knew I wanted to find a calling or purpose for my life,” she says. “I kept contemplating several options

until one night, I like to say, ‘God winked at me,’” she adds. It was through a conversation with a veteran that she realized it isn’t just the veterans who need help becoming whole again after combat deployment, but entire families. It’s been Marilla’s calling ever since. Since the beginning, Eagle Rock Camp’s programs have served more than 150 military families and has more than 800 on the wait list. Once families complete the program, they are connected with a sponsor in the towns and cities in which they live to further enhance their healing.

Witnessing miracles

“Our team witness miracles every day, “says Marilla. “I never say I ‘cry’ but that my eyes leak a lot,” she adds.

“I worked with a 10-year old boy on the brink of suicide and today he is thriving. Our focus is on the family and being with other families in similar situations. We see husbands and wives remember why they fell in love in the first place and kids who meet other kids who understand what it’s like being in a military family.” Marilla says the program and counselors have averted some 15 known attempted suicides. Most of the volunteers are former participants themselves. Today, Camp Eagle Rock is growing thanks to the support of donors and sponsors, but the COVID-19 pandemic has forced the cancellation of several fundraising events. Marilla explains much is needed to help them continue to serve the veterans and their families who have sacrificed

Lynn Marilla

so much for our country. According to Marilla, the organization needs chaplains, camp counselors, grant writers as well as those who have skills producing newsletters and other who can speak to civic groups.

To learn more about Eagle Rock Camp, donate or learn more about volunteer opportunities visit www. or contact Lynn Marilla at 704.650.5353 and by email at lmarilla@


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on the scene Photos courtesy of The Carolina Thread Trail.


Lake Norman is full of many trails made for walking and biking. Check out some of these greenways and trails and get out and do some exploring! To learn more, visit, and



Bailey Road Park – Length 1.7 miles (0.3 miles is part of CTT)

Length – 1.3 miles

Antiquity Greenway (CTT) – 0.6 miles

Caldwell Station Creek Greenway – Length 2.7 miles Jetton Park Mini Trail – 0.4 miles Jetton Park Trail – 1.5 miles Legion Park – 0.5 miles McDowell Creek Greenway (CTT) – 1.5 miles Robbins Park – 2.7 miles

Forney Creek Trail – Catawba Springs Preserve Segment (CTT) Forney Creek Trail- Kathryn G. Clark Segment (CTT) – 1.1 miles Rock Springs Nature Preserve Trail (CTT) – .5 miles


Murray’s Mill Trail (CTT) – 1.4 miles


Torrence Chapel Park Trails – 0.6 miles

South Prong Rocky River Greenway/Southeast Greenway/Davidson Greenway (CTT) – 6.0 miles

Walter Henderson Trails – 0.3 miles

West Branch Rocky River Greenway (CTT) – 1.1 miles


Blythe Landing Park Trail (CTT) – 0.2 miles McDowell Creek Dirtway – 1.7 miles Torrence Creek Greenway (CTT) – 2.36 miles Upper McDowell Creek Greenway – 1.52 miles

The Carolina Thread Trail is a regional network of connected greenways, Dye Creek Greenway trails and blueways that (CTT) – 0.5 miles reaches 15 counties, two states and 2.9 million people. There are Girl Scouts Hornets’ Nest more than 260 miles Council Trail (CTT) – 2.2 miles of trails and 170 miles of blueway open to the Statesville Greenway-The Fourth public – linking people to Creek Section (CTT) – 3.1 miles places, and communities to each other. The Statesville Greenway-Gregory Thread Trail preserves Creek Section (CTT) – 1.3 miles our natural areas and is a place for recreation, transportation and Richardson Greenway conservation.

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Farm fresh goodies found at Josh’s Farmers Market BY » Trevor Burton PHOTOGRAPHY BY » Trevor Burton


or a decade or so my wife, Mary Ellen, and I have been faithful customers at Josh’s Farmers Market on Williamson Road in Mooresville. I love all the goodies available there; fresh vegetables, fresh dairy products, fresh seafood and, occasionally, freshly cooked barbecue and freshly made

donuts. You’ll notice that the word, “fresh,” gets used a lot. That’s not marketing hype. Josh Graham spends a lot of early morning time hauling food from around the state to his market. As I’ve mentioned, there’s a plethora of great choices to be made, but it’s the eggs that get me all excited. Here’s why. On Sunday morning at our house, we have a breakfast tradition.

It consists of bacon and Josh’s eggs accompanied by oatcakes from my hometown back in England. Josh’s eggs are a thing of great beauty. They are from hens on a family farm in Mount Ulla in Rowan County. You’ve seen the phrase, “free range,” on supermarket eggs. It really doesn’t tell you too much. On the other hand, Josh’s hens are truly at home,

home on the range. They are grass fed, pastured hens that spend their day doing what chickens are supposed to do; hanging out and digging around to complement their diets with bugs, earthworms and other wild stuff you find in pastures. And that shows through in their eggs. The eggs are probably extra nutritious but it’s the flavor that gets me. It is frequently said that | June 2020 31

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people eat with their eyes first. People usually get to see the food before they taste it. A good visual appearance shapes their experience even before they taste the food. Pop the yolk on one of Josh’s eggs and, slowly, out runs a deep golden liquid. You know you’re in for a good time before the egg even gets onto your fork. Get a piece of bacon and a morsel of oatcake, add some egg and you’re in Heaven in Mooresville. So, I guess we should talk about oatcakes. I was brought up with them. They are a specialty of “The Potteries” area of England,

the city of Stoke-on-Trent in the midlands of the country. An oatcake is made from oatmeal, flour and yeast to form a dense pancake. They are cooked on a griddle. Back in the day, on Sunday mornings, oatcakes used to be sold directly to customers on the street from the windows of row houses. Potteries oatcakes have been copied and imitated throughout the rest of the country, but nothing beats the real thing. Whenever Mary Ellen and I go across the pond to visit family, we stock up on oatcakes and fill our freezer when we return. Getting back to that

Sunday morning pleasure peak; in a pinch, we’ve tried breakfast with store-bought eggs but they just don’t match up. Josh’s eggs are a key, indispensable ingredient. You could say we’re in a rut, I prefer to think that we’re in an area of comfortable certitude. Josh’s Farmers Market has established itself as an integral part of our community. Selfishly, Josh’s eggs have established themselves as an integral part of my Sunday morning breakfast—along with, of course, bacon and oatcakes. Some coffee in a mug made in The Potteries doesn’t hurt, either. Josh’s Farmers Market 189 Williamson Road, Mooresville


Eggs (from Josh’s Farmers Market), bacon and oatcakes are a Sunday morning staple at Trevor Burton’s house.

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This particular market is now working to connect customers and vendors through weekly offerings and scheduled pick-up times. Check their Facebook and Instagram accounts each week to see featured produce and other products.

The Evening Farmers Market in Downtown Statesville

Every Thursday through October beginning at 3:30 p.m. Pecan Park in Historic Downtown Statesville

Huntersville Growers Market

The Market at DSS

Saturdays from 8 a.m.-noon Veterans Park at Main & Maxwell Streets in Huntersville Growers-Market

1136 East Main Street, Lincolnton Thursdays from 8 a.m.-noon

Troutman Farmers Market

Tuesdays from 4-7 p.m. Troutman ESC Park, 338 North Ave., Troutman TroutmanFarmersMarket

Denver Farmers Market

Saturdays from 8 a.m.-noon Pursuit Church, 3618 Hwy. 16 Business, Denver

Lincolnton Market

Saturdays from 8 a.m.-noon 225 West Water Street, Lincolnton

Editor’s Note: At press time, some of these markets are operating by pick-up appointments only, so be sure to check their websites before visiting.

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4 Reasons to Retire to Lake Norman


ake Norman is home to many retirees soaking up the sun, and for good reason. If you know anyone looking for a good place to retire, share these facts with them!

1. Being so close to Charlotte you have all the benefits of big city living including an international airport, uptown night life, dining, shopping and cultural options, including museums and theaters, while still being able to enjoy the feel of small town living. 2. There are 25 Active Adult/55+ Communities in the area. With prices starting in the low $200’s to over $700K and sizes from 998 square feet to almost 4000 square feet, there is something for almost everyone. Amenities vary widely. Some of these communities are age restricted and others age targeted. 3. The Lake Norman area is ideally located for many day trips to the local wine country region as well as to Blowing Rock, the Blue Ridge Parkway and Asheville. While driving to these destinations you will enjoy spectacular natural surroundings including mountain views and foliage. Overnight trips will get you to places like Charleston, Atlanta, Savannah, Hilton Head and Nashville, all within a 3-5 hour drive. 4. The cost of living in North Carolina is some of the lowest in the country with reasonable property taxes, affordable home prices and lower insurance rates. At present there are no homes in Active Adult Communities with Lake Norman water views, though there are a couple with lake access via a walking path for launching kayaks and paddle boards. One Lake Norman community offers Freedom Boat Club membership as part of its HOA dues.

Karen Spell, Broker, SRES, J.D., 55+ Community Expert Helen Adams Realty 321-279-1384

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True Wealth – Juggling the Possibilities


recent article I read featured this quote by Antoine de Saint Exupery, “A goal without a plan is just a wish.” Have you heard yourself use words like hope, wish or ‘if I am lucky” when describing experiences or activities desired in the future? Now consider that most people do not have just one dream, they have many. Dreams about travel, philanthropy, family, and maybe even education or a second home. Is this you? So where do you begin? For decades, executive leadership guidelines have encouraged making goals SMART: Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant and Time defined which establish benchmarks for achievement in pursuit of a job promotion, larger home, or material wealth, as examples. My True Wealth standards focus on experiences as goals, with the achievement benchmark simply being that you did it … you experienced it. A True Wealth Action Plan starts by making a list, with no restrictions, of as many things as you can think of that you want to do. Instead of benchmarking via SMART standards, use the 5 W’s of Planning: What, Who, Where, When, and Why. Here’s how it could work. Let’s say your goal is more travel — a common desire for most people heading into retirement. What: Travel Who: Me, Me & Spouse/Significant Other, Family Where: International When: Every year for ten years Why: See the world Add the details and a plan is now in place so you can “Pursue It.” And then, as Rene Russo encouraged Kevin Costner in the movie Tin Cup, “Just go for it Roy!”

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Consider Joining a Boat Club

The Benefits of Dental Implants

ave you wanted to go boating on beautiful Lake Norman, but have no desire to get involved with the preparation and investment required to bring satisfying boating days to life? The marine industry is working hard to satisfy boating needs at every level, from day rentals to private boat ownership, and lots of offerings in between. Boating is and inviting sport for all. The boat club model is one that opens the opportunity for people who, for a number of reasons, aren’t in a position to buy a boat. Freedom Boat Club pioneered this innovative alternative to boat ownership more than 25 years ago. The company now operates in over 200 locations across the nation with a fleet of more than 2000 boats. Freedom Boat Club has experienced a steady growth in membership based on its model of offering affordable, hassle free boating for a monthly fee. The industry has grown as well, with other boat clubs of similar business models starting up. Members of boat clubs not only have a choice of multiple boats to use at each location, but they also avoid the typical frustrations associated with boat ownership. For this reason, the boat club model works particularly well for retirees. A common sentiment shared by many other boating enthusiasts when they reach retirement age. “It is an unbelievable deal,” says Marcia Rose, who along with her husband, Jerry, retired to Jacksonville, Florida. “The boats are always ready to go. You simply climb on board, go out and have a great day, then return the boat and go home. There is nothing like it. ... We are thrilled this allows us to keep boating.”

ental implants are currently the most advanced and effective way to replace missing teeth. Although the technology has been around for over 25 years, recent advancements continue to improve the success rates and decrease healing times. Dental implants are titanium screws that are placed into the bone where the teeth used to be. Implants are very small, ranging several millimeters in width and usually no longer than 15 millimeters. The placement process is quick, with minimal discomfort or down time following the procedure. Placement is tolerated as well as many other common dental procedures. After several weeks, the bone will heal to the implant and it will be ready to support teeth. Implants can support everything from a single tooth to an entire arch of teeth, depending on how many are used and where they are placed. Much like a house, an implant requires a strong foundation. That foundation is bone. If inadequate bone is present, grafting procedures can improve bone quality for implant placement. Oral surgeons are dental specialists who concentrate on procedures to gently removed diseased teeth, graft and prepare bone in the mouth for implant placement, and then place the implants to help improve your smile.


Jeff Weir, Owner Freedom Boat Club 17505 W Catawba Ave, Cornelius NC, 28031 888.781.7363 Freedomboatclub.ocm


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A PET FOR YOU! 2106 Charlotte Hwy., Mooresville 704.663.3330 E-mail:

These adorable animals are looking for their forever homes . . . Visit Lake Norman Humane website for a full list of adoptable pets.

Boo Boo and Yogi

These two adult male guinea pigs are straight out of Jellystone and looking for their fur-ever home together. They are 1 ½ years old, brothers and well socialized. Adoption fee for each guinea pig is $20. Their cage set-up can be purchased for an additional $30.


Eva is a sweet six-year-old pit mix who came to Lake Norman Humane from local animal control. She knows a few commands, is eager to please and loves to play ball. She has been spayed and is up-to-date on all shots. Her adoption fee is $200.


Chanel came to Lake Norman Humane after being surrendered to a local animal control. She had several health issues discovered after being surrendered, from a liver shunt; bladder crystals and eurothyroid. Barely under a year old, she is currently under the treatment of our vet and an internal medicine specialist. She does well with the medication she has been prescribed for these health concerns. Chanel needs an adopter willing to give her extra care for her special needs. Her adoption fee is $200.


Looking for a cat with a great personality? Sam is a six-month-old black cat ready to fill your home with love. He was brought in by a good Samaritan after caring for him for a few weeks. His adoption fee includes neuter, microchipping, deworming, and vaccinations up to the date of adoption. His adoption fee is $150.

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Articles inside

A Pet for You article cover image

A Pet for You

pages 38-40
Learn from local experts in LIMITLESS Learning article cover image

Learn from local experts in LIMITLESS Learning

pages 36-37
On My Plate: Farm fresh goodies found at Josh’s Farmers Market article cover image

On My Plate: Farm fresh goodies found at Josh’s Farmers Market

pages 30-35
Helping Hands article cover image

Helping Hands

pages 26-27
On the Scene in Lake Norman article cover image

On the Scene in Lake Norman

pages 28-29
New children’s by Frank Johns book helps paci-fy common parenting struggle article cover image

New children’s by Frank Johns book helps paci-fy common parenting struggle

pages 22-23
Mooresville couple creates travel blog in retirement article cover image

Mooresville couple creates travel blog in retirement

pages 16-19
Carolina Pie Company serves more than pastry perfection article cover image

Carolina Pie Company serves more than pastry perfection

pages 14-15
Health + Happiness article cover image

Health + Happiness

pages 24-25
French Market Café and Gourmet Shop offers French and English fare with a southern twist article cover image

French Market Café and Gourmet Shop offers French and English fare with a southern twist

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