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MAY 2021

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

Observations from a Mom


My mother and I have always had a complicated relationship, and I think that’s true for a lot of mothers and daughters. But as I’ve grown older and become a mom myself, there are so many things I would like to tell my mother.

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I understand that you can tell yourself that you may be the type of person who doesn’t need to have children, and then you hold your child for the first time and your heart becomes a messy puddle.

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You will realize there’s a huge difference between the ages of 1 and 2 years and become that person who proudly shares that your child is “Sixteen months old!”

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You may end up with a child who is so completely opposite from the way you were at that age, but you will still love and support them fiercely.

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I know now that becoming a mother requires a great deal of sacrifice—you have to learn to think of people other than yourself and how your actions and decisions will affect them.

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There will be days when you wish for nothing but a peaceful and quiet house, and then miss your children about an hour into that peaceful and quiet house. Parenting comes with many highs and lows—you have to mentally prepare yourself for the bad days as much as you do the good days.

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Giving yourself grace becomes a necessity—you aren’t always going to say the right things or react in the appropriate manner. But the most important thing is to love your child unconditionally and not be afraid to apologize if you think you’ve stepped out of line. I understand the words “tough love” so much more now, because sometimes you have to watch your children fail in order for them to learn the hard lessons.

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No matter how much you try not to, some part of you will always live vicariously through your children. And I think that’s okay and to be expected. You will probably have to endure more hours in a car than you’d like, when your child sits behind the wheel and you stomp on an imaginary brake. But it will all be worth it on the day you finally get to hang up your chauffer hat and they pull out of your driveway alone. My children are now 15 and 17 and I’m clinging on for dear life, trying to savor every moment I still have with them. My conversations with my own mother are so much different now, too, as we are both members of a club we’ve gone through with trial by fire. On May 9th of this year, my wish for you is that you make time to spend time with or talk to the mothers in your life that you know, admire and respect. And remember that being a mother stretches far beyond celebrating it one day each year in the spring—it’s a lifetime commitment. Editor

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About the Cover: Getting behind the wheel with LKN classic car owners.



LAKE SPACES How we live at the lake

50 Dwellings


A master bed and bath remodel in Davidson Pointe

Movers, shakers and more at the lake

17 David Lewis’s dream car 18 For the Long Run

The Welcome Committee

FEATURES In Every Issue

30 Thoughts from the Man Cave

LKN Cars and Coffee

40 Navigators

Hugh Sykes is a champion for Mooresville business

72 On the Circuit

A month of things to do on the lake


Shop + Tell Time for spring


Wellness for the soul all in one place


Bet You Didn’t Know John Moore’s ties to Mooresville


IN THIS ISSUE 28 Young Leaders


The fishing (lure) of Lake Norman

32 Behind the Wheel


A special section on cars

We’re Just Crazy About Totes at Nest and Bower

Eating, drinking, cooking and fun

64 Wine Time

Beaujolais at Wine Maestro

78 Renee Wants to Know

66 On Tap

Why do people love antiquing?

Brews and tunes

68 In The Kitchen

80 A Pet for You

Summer Fruit Lemon Curd Pavlova Tart

70 Nibbles + Bites

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CHEVY Marge Lewis surprised husband David with his dream car last year.

There’s just something about a Chevy. Classic car enthusiasts often seek out automobiles that are part of the “Tri-Five,” the 1955, 1956 and 1957 Chevrolet automobiles, in particular the 150, 210, BelAir and Nomad. These cars all featured a front-engine, real-wheel layout that remain popular among car collectors. For Cornelius resident David Lewis, he felt he’d hit the jackpot when, as a young adult, he managed to get his hands on a 1956 Chevy Bel-Air. It needed some work, and he figured he could invest a little money in it at a time to fix it up just the way he wanted it. It was about halfway restored when he proposed to his wife Marge and bought 20 acres of land in Michigan from his parents so they could purchase a mobile home for the two to live in as a starter home. In order to do that, he made the difficult decision to sell the Chevy to another car collector. David focused on raising his family with Marge but never forgot about that Chevy. He also enjoyed riding motorcycles, and owned several, including a Harley-Davidson Trike. David and Marge moved from Michigan to Cornelius several years ago to be closer to their grandchildren. But after several back surgeries, David began to think it may be time to give up the motorcycle-riding. With that, he began searching online auctions to see if anyone was looking to sell a 1956 Chevy Bel-Air. He came across a man in Richmond, Va. who owned a pro car shop and was auctioning a 1956 Chevy off on eBay. David knew

David Lewis and his dream car

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the value of this make and model was at least $65K, and the listing on the auction site was about $10K less. He reached out to the man directly and inquired about why he was offering the car at the lower price. “He said he had just had his third child and needed to buy a new house pretty badly,” David says. He laughed a little inside, relating to the man’s story and remembering he had sold his 1956 Chevy for very similar reasons. Unbeknownst to David, Marge reached out to their son-in-law and they worked out a plan to contact the Chevy’s owner directly in Virginia, coordinating a way for him to drive it down to North Carolina to surprise David on his 70th birthday last April. They asked David to come out to the driveway of their home in the Bailey’s Glen neighborhood, and he was shocked to see the car. He took it for a test drive and marveled at the restoration. It has a Vintage auto air conditioning unit installed for comfort and every upgrade he would have made himself if he had been able to complete the restoration of the same vehicle when he had it in the early 1970s. “I cannot take that car anywhere,” he says. “When I come out of a store people will be standing around, wanting to take pictures with it. You almost feel like a celebrity driving it. It registers for older people who had one and sold it over time, and young kids love it, too.” | MAY 2021


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Greeters with The Welcome Committee call on newcomers to the area with a useful basket of goodies.

You’re Welcome Here

Longtime committee helps newcomers settle into their new home

by Jean Spangler photography by Lisa Crates

Suzanne Meyer, the founder of The Welcome Committee, can be described as a high-energy people person. It shows in her face and in her enthusiasm for helping people feel welcomed in a new town or city. “Research indicates that moving is considered to be the third most stressful experience after death and divorce,” says Meyer. “I found it to be extremely helpful when someone welcomed me to the community almost 30 years ago.” Meyer, a native of Long Island, is a mother of three adult children. Soon after moving to the Lake Norman area in the 1990s, Meyer went to work for Welcome Wagon where she enjoyed meeting new people and putting her degree in mass communications from Boston University to use. When Welcome Wagon sold their name and switched formats to direct mail, Meyer incorporated to continue the face-to-face business model of connecting newcomers with local businesses. It was through the encouragement of sponsors that allowed Meyer to found The Welcome Committee in 1998 serving Huntersville, Cornelius, Davidson, Mooresville, Denver, Stanley and Iron Station. Today, Meyer, along with 10 Welcome 18


Suzanne Meyer founded The Welcome Committee in 1998.

Committee “Greeters,” call on newcomers to the area with a beautiful basket of gifts including valuable coupons from local businesses and service providers. Newcomers also receive specialty products, along with physician directories, restaurant menus, special offers from sponsors such as hospitals, medical practices, hair salons, veterinarians and auto dealerships to name just a few. “Newcomers really appreciate receiving community information and special offers from our sponsors who wish them a warm and genuine welcome. It also saves newcomers a significant amount of time by having everything in one neat package.” The welcome basket also contains state and local maps, information on area sites and attraction, a N.C. Travel Guide, N.C. Wine Guide and much more. “It’s so much fun to represent and promote our beautiful state’s tourism attractions as well,” says Meyer. “After they settle into their new home, they can’t wait to start exploring what their new community and state have to offer!” To learn more about The Welcome Committee visit


Woodlawn School’s project-based approach nurtures lifelong learning, exploration, and excellence Dwayne and Karen Bowman had not planned to start a school when they moved to Lake Norman in 2000. They just wanted a school for their son like the one he had attended in Seattle – one that focused less on memorizing facts and more on integrated learning – an approach that ties together different subjects and applies the concepts in a real-world manner. Their search appeared fruitless, until they found a clue in an unexpected place – a teacher’s backyard, where she and a colleague were offering a totally non-traditional summer camp. The program emphasized writing, science and art. The Bowmans loved how the children created things, learned Spanish and science in the same lesson, and played in creeks to explore nature first-hand. “That was an eye-opener,” Dwayne said – and a life changer for the Bowmans. “It was the genesis of the idea that maybe there needs to be a school with some of these elements.”

Within months, the Bowmans and the summer-camp teachers, Debbie Lolla and Kim Lysne, were planning the launch of what would become Woodlawn School, a school based on the integrated learning principles they espoused.

Opening with three teachers and seven students, Woodlawn grew to 70 students within three years. Its enrollment grew steadily as word about this novel new school spread throughout the Davidson-Lake Norman area.

classes, and also trying to get to the ultimate college,” Dwayne says. “It turns out you can, if you have good teachers who can teach the rigorous material in a way that’s engaging and still have experiential-based learning, divided into grade learning.”

In August, Woodlawn will commence its 20th year of integrated learning, still guided by its original mission statement, on a forested 61-acre campus located just a mile north of Davidson College.

From the beginning, Woodlawn has emphasized project-based learning, community service, outdoor experiences and humility. Its students and families speak to the love of learning, curiosity, and life skills cultivated by the school.

Karen says that they stay in close touch with many of their graduates. A common topic is the confidence they feel in taking on new challenges.

Woodlawn School’s evolution from summer-camp inspiration to opening day took little more than a year, but the groundwork was laid long before. The Bowmans moved to Charlotte after working for two decades at the top of the technology explosion with firms like Amazon and Apple. Karen and Dwayne by admission knew little about starting a school. However, they knew well the benefits of cultivating a love of lifelong learning, and of empowering great teachers.

Woodlawn’s first graduating class, in 2010, had just two seniors. The K-12 school has 141 graduates at present with another 19 slated to graduate this June. Its alumni have gone on to some of the nation’s most prestigious colleges, including Yale and Princeton.

“They know that they can learn anything. If someone gives them a task, and they are not completely familiar with it, they’re not intimidated at all. They know that they can go figure it out.” “And a lot of them will say that started at Woodlawn, and they were taught to learn that way.”

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While the past year proved a tough time to start a business, many unique boutiques and retailers have weathered the storm of a pandemic and are offering a great way to give your closet or home a spring refresh!

Remedy Clothiers Anita Madalozzo has opened Remedy Clothiers in Jetton Village in Cornelius, and if you’re looking for cool and comfortable styles that are cozy and on trend, look no further. The store features men’s and women’s fashions at a variety of price points, including accessories such as jewlery, shoes and handbags and a whole wall of Johnny Fly sunglasses. You may also get some home décor inspo from their gorgeous seating area in the boutique! Visit them on Facebook and Instagram at ShopRemedyLooks or check out their location at 19911 N. Cove Road, Suite B in Cornelius.

Southern Sass Boutique If you’re looking to add a little pizazz to your wardrobe, look no further than Southern Sass. The store carries everything from denim to maxi dresses to rompers and accessories such as jewelry, handbags, hats, undergarments, shoes, loungewear and coolers and tumblers for a fun day on the lake. You’ll find a variety of great gift ideas there, too. Follow the store on Facebook at Southernsassboutiquellc and Instagram at Southern Sass Boutique. 174 N. Main Street, Mooresville. Handbags at Southern Sass.

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If farmhouse-style décor is your jam, make a trip to the Chair Factory shopping center in Cornelius across from Carolina Cones. Davidson resident Michael Fournier got the idea for the concept of the store when his wife Kim kept going out of town to shop for home furnishings and décor. In addition to a variety of home accessories such as textiles, wall art, candles and gift ideas, the store features refinished furniture along with supplies for anyone else looking for brushes and paint for their own home décor projects. Visit them on Facebook and Instagram at KnottyandBoardInteriors. 20700 N. Main Street, Unit 104, Cornelius.

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Another place to seek out home décor and gifts is Airlie Square on Williamson Road in Mooresville. The store is owned by a mother and daughter team who place emphasis on carrying brands by as many charitable companies as possible. You can find non-toxic beauty and bath products, home accessories, candles, décor, gifts and more. Staff at Airlie Square can also help you create a custom gift box using products from the store with a wooden or white box or rattan basket. They are on Facebook and Instagram at Airlie Square and 279 Williamson Road, Suite F, Mooresville.

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Holistic Help in One Place Soul Wellness Puts Practitioners Under One Roof by Jean Spangler photography by Jamie Cowles

Kristen Phillips saw a need and filled it. A former pharmaceutical rep with an interest in holistic medicine and practices, she realized how difficult it was to find such services in one location. That’s when she had the idea to provide holistic practitioners a place to offer their services and collaborate under one roof.

Above: Kristen Phillips founded Soul Wellness Holistic Center of Lake Norman in March 2020. Below: Soul Wellness offers 30 office suites that allow a variety of holistic practitioners a place to offer services all under one roof.



Today, Soul Wellness Holistic Center of Lake Norman is off and running in a 7,553 square foot center that includes 30 office suites and two classrooms that can be used for workshops, continuing education, yoga, Reiki classes and more. The Center offers providers of all modalities a place to rent a modern office suite by the month, or a furnished suite by the day or half day. Classroom space is available seven days a week. In addition, providers have 24/7 access to their suites to practice any time they desire. Soul Wellness includes a range of providers such as a functional medicine and nutritional-health coach, a skin esthetician, a doula practice offering Hypnobirthing®, a massage therapist, acupuncturist, personal trainers, an intuition coach and holistic psychotherapist, a prana/chakra healer, a chiropractor and a hypnotist specializing in rapid transformational therapy and more.

Phillips adds that providers also have free access to other amenities including Wi-Fi, abundant parking, spacious waiting area, break room, sales and marketing support and business coaching. “One of the strongest advantages of providers working under one roof is the synergy of working with like-minded providers who can collaborate on the care of their patients or clients,” says Phillips. Suites are priced from $750+ per month. A furnished flex suite is $80 a day or $40 for a half day. The 30 to 40-person classroom can be rented for $130 a day, or $65 for a half day. The five to 10-person classroom is $80 a day or $40 for half day.

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Phillips says Soul Wellness is one of a kind because it makes finding holistic practitioners easier and more accessible. A graduate of Virginia Tech, Phillips holds a degree in marketing management. She is also a Certified Professional Coach and a Certified Wellness Coach. “I feel the Center has already become the ‘go to’ place for holistic medicine,” she adds, “Helping people achieve wellness, mind, body and spirit, is so crucial to living our best life. It’s rewarding to see our wonderful providers help someone overcome a chronic illness or health issue.” Soul Wellness 500 S. Main Street, Suite 113, Mooresville

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Who was John Moore and how did he influence the growth of Mooresville? by Martin Rose | photo courtesy of Town of Mooresville

We know Mooresville for the lake, its race teams, and being headquarters for Lowe’s Home Improvement. But were it not for the path of a railroad built in 1856 and the vision of a local farmer named John Franklin Moore, we might still be a rural farming community named Deep Well (as the area was called prior to arrival of the railroad). Moore built a small depot on his land to serve the new railroad and encouraged others to help establish the small village of Moore’s Siding. Moore’s former farm is now the historic section of downtown Mooresville. Train tracks were removed during the Civil War and village growth stalled. After the war the tracks were returned the village prospered, incorporating in 1873 as the town of Mooresville. The railroad’s return bolstered economic recovery after the war and shaped Mooresville into a regional trading and textile manufacturing center. Moore also help establish the area’s first brick-making factory and built some of the first brick buildings on Main Street, giving birth to the commercial district of brick storefronts along Main and Broad Streets, adjacent to the railroad corridor. The railroad spawned many new businesses, including mercantile shops, restaurants, cotton and linseed oil gins, granaries, a library, a local school system, and the first town hall building. 24


The original frame train depot was replaced in the late 1910s by a larger, brick railroad station that remains today. The new station served the sprawling Southern Railway system which acquired the railroad line in 1894, linking Mooresville to a vast new network of regional markets and northern cities. Surrounding these commercial and industrial blocks on Main and Broad streets were many of the town’s largest houses built by its wealthiest residents. Between the 1880s and 1910s, several prominent families built homes along the 200 and 300 blocks of South Broad Street near the depot. As the town grew, blocks of fashionable homes appeared on North Main Street and west of North Broad Street along Academy Street, West Center Street and West McLelland Avenue. Seeking to preserve its rich history, the historical commercial and adjoining residential areas in Mooresville were listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1980. The commercial area was locally designated as the Mooresville Commercial Core National Register Historic District in 2013. Today, Mooresville’s historic downtown still embodies the railroad era architecture that typified small and mid-size communities of the 19th and early 20th centuries. Our thanks to Tim Brown and the Town of Mooresville for historic information and photos.

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Lures, Lake Norman, and Lifelong Memories Two cousins compete in bass fishing tournaments across North Carolina Calling the Lake Norman area home means a prime fishing spot is right at your fingertips, and 14-year-old Luke Bramhall and his 15-year-old cousin Jack Smith certainly take advantage of this. The two middle-schoolers have fished along Lake Norman their entire lives together and now are making waves as a team participating in bass fishing tournaments across North Carolina. The fishing duo recently won 1st place in the Junior Division and 3rd largest bag out of 60 boats for the North Carolina Bass Fishing Nation tournament, and all indications are this is only the beginning. For Luke, his love of fishing began at age 3 when he caught a sunfish on a pink rooster tail with his dad. He wasn’t interested in other sports growing up—he only wanted to fish. It quickly grew into a passion for bass fishing and competitive venture, which then led to a desire to join local fishing competitions. Jack was introduced to fishing from his Grandpa but didn’t take up competitions until his cousin Luke asked him to be his fishing partner. Bass fishing “involves skill and a lot of different techniques,” according to Luke. And as he and Jack have learned, there is major strategy involved in preparing for the tournaments. Beforehand, 28


they research the structure of the lake, how deep the water is, and where the deepest point is located. Water temperature is another important consideration, as well as weather, air temperature, barometric pressure, and trying to find where the fish are positioned. Once you have the information, then you pattern the fish on practice day to find the best spots. Since neither Jack nor Luke’s middle schools have a bass fishing team, they partnered with Charlotte-based not-for-profit organization, Riley’s Catch, to enroll in tournaments and fishing team events. Riley’s Catch helps youth get involved with fishing competitions across the Southeast, no matter where they go to school, while also focusing on building stronger character, minds, and bodies for students. A bonus to participating in tournaments is Luke’s dad, Tom Bramhall, is the boat Captain, making it a true family affair as well as a challenging competition. Luke and Jack aspire to be a part of a high school team, or maybe a college team one day, but no matter where the bass fishing competitions take them, it is guaranteed to be a bond the two cousins share for a lifetime.

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LKN Cars and Coffee (once again) motors ahead and brings together area gearheads by Mike Savicki | photography by Ken Noblezada

Chris Potter’s first car was a self-proclaimed beater of an old Toyota pickup. It was a beater when he got it, it stayed a beater through all the teenage years he worked on it, and it remained a beater when he finally drove it into the ground and had to get rid of it. That pickup is what got him interested in cars and now, many decades and a few cars later, it’s one reason he is spearheading the return of LKN Cars and Coffee after COVID-19 caused an abrupt red light to the whole thing last spring. Eric Waters’ cars are a bit flashier, and his two decades plus job in the automobile industry keeps him close to top fuel, aftermarket mods, and cars that every now and then appear on TV. Together, Chris and Eric are like two Dodges, Potter a Charger and Waters a Challenger. Why the Dodge example? Well, that’s how the duo first met, showing their respective Dodges, and that’s when they decided to partner and bring to Mooresville a regular weekend gearhead gathering that is different than most. If you are looking for a car show that features preferred parking, velvet ropes, don’t-you-dare-touch-me cars, and certain make and 30


model owners hanging with their kind, well, this gathering isn’t for you. There are plenty of those around and each one, with awe, love, and all due respect to the promotion and growth of car culture, is definitely worth a visit. But what LKN Cars and Coffee offers, now as they begin their fifth year, is a different vibe, feel, rev, and idle. “It’s just a meeting, a gathering of gearhead-minded people,” Waters tells me as he and Potter prepare for their first Saturday morning monthly gathering of 2021. “When you come in, it’s not about who you are or how much you make, it’s about the love of cars, growing a culture, making friends, and simply enjoying everything that happens when you hang out with cool car people.” That includes coffee, donuts, a link to charities and giving back, plus the assurance of a good, safe time, something Potter and Waters are proud to promote as local licensees of the national Cars and Coffee “brand.” Imagine high end car owners from the lake area, Charlotte, Virginia, Asheville, Raleigh, Ft. Mill, and Rock Hill arriving in Bugattis,

Lamborghinis, DeLoreans, McLarens, and Ferraris. Now add in that teenager who is modifying his (or her) first late 90’s Honda Civic. Toss in Potter’s son, Dominic, and his own first car, a ‘99 BMW 323 he saved for and purchased all with his own money. And mix it all together with an open door, sit in the driver’s seat and start the engine, kick the tires, ask about every custom nut, bolt, belt, and super charge, and you have LKN Cars and Coffee. Following current COVID-19 guidelines, there is room for upwards of 160 cars in their host Kickback Jack’s lot so come early or come late, stay for an hour or park the entire time, share your car culture stories, and don’t forget to network. The cars are the stars at LKN Cars and Coffee but the people and the personalities are what make it unique. If every car has a story in its trunk, the stories of the cars and their owners that frequent this gathering are as unique, different, and head turning as a ‘57 Chevy is parked alongside a 2021 Corvette. When some Mooresville parents recently went looking for either a McLaren or Lamborghini owner so their 9-year-old car loving son could see one firsthand and get his fix, LKN Cars and Coffee made the connection and fueled a ride-along. If you want to get that next generation involved and interested in the gearhead car culture side of it all, LKN Cars and Coffee is welcoming, friendly, and stocked with personal energy and spirit.

Chris Potter is teaming up once again with Eric Waters for LKN Cars and Coffee once a month April-December.

“Park, share a smile, and don’t overdo it,” Potter shares. “And with everything going on in the world right now, we need as much positivity as we can get, and what better way is there than to start your Saturday mornings surrounded by those who share a love of cars and that positive car culture,” Waters adds. “It’s a melting pot of automotive gearhead greatness, it is just we need at the right time, and there’s no better place than Mooresville, Race City USA.” LKN Cars and Coffee happens the 4th Saturday of every month, AprilDec. 2021, 8-11 a.m. in the parking lot of Kickback Jack’s, 123 Ervin Road, Mooresville. Free and open to the public. Connect on social media and reach out for partnership and charity ideas or to learn more.

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John and Jonathan Cleveland parlay their love of cars into a business

John Cleveland never set out to be in the car business. He just always loved cars—finding them, fixing them up, selling them, and best of all, driving them. A career in software sales for Oracle originally brought him and his family to the area from Illinois, but after retirement his passion for cars unexpectedly morphed into a full-time business. John jokes that it only took about six months post retirement for him to burn through his wife Sally’s “honey-do” | MAY 2021



John and Jonathan ensure the team at Lake Norman Auto Exchange is like family.

list and develop blisters on his hands from golfing. He wanted, no, needed to do something else to keep himself busy. He began envisioning a business where he could make the car buying a fluid process, and Lake Norman Auto Exchange was born. He took the name from his background in computer software, and technology plays a huge role in sourcing automobiles and connecting with potential buyers all over the world.

The business of cars By merely stepping through the doors of the business, you realize a unique experience awaits you. Rows of about 20 luxury cars (you’ll see anything from a Mercedes to a Ferrari are housed in a 4,200-square-foot showroom, with other models outside) and John greets you personally with a handshake. Customers can make appointments so their time can be used more efficiently. “So let’s say that you have a lifestyle change and you’ve been driving a sedan but really need an SUV,” John says. “We help find 34


what they want. Then I can sell their existing car and help them get that next car at a lower price point.” Using his background in computer software, John is networked in with other auto dealers and collectors all across the world. If a customer is looking for a specific make, model and color of a car, chances are John can find it for them. He also works with buyers who enjoy purchasing cars, but don’t love the process of selling—he is happy to help with that. He also has vendors he’s been doing business with for years that can help with auto body and interior repairs and other services necessary for car maintenance and upkeep.

The business of building a business Cars have been in John’s blood since he was a teenager, and his son Jonathan grew up much the same way. Jonathan jokes that they always had different cars coming in and out of their garage at home when he was in high school and college, and he often helped hook up his college classmates with new rides. After graduating from UNC-Chapel Hill, Jonathan made the move to

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The Clevelands help clients find specific makes and models of cars and also assist collectors in selling.

Boston and started up his own dog walking and daycare business, growing it from the ground up and eventually building a brandnew facility from money he raised through a loyal customer base. When a buyer for the business made him an offer he couldn’t refuse, he made the move back down to North Carolina to join his dad in Lake Norman Auto Exchange. The two men bring that sense of family into their business, and they have employees that have started out in entry-level positions and worked their way up. They also employ a group of students as auto detailers from nearby Hough High School, and when each employee graduates they are in charge of finding their replacement.

Cruising around the lake John’s been a huge fan of Porsches ever since he purchased his first one and has been a member of the Porsche Club of America 36


for the past 20 years. He drives a 1997 911 model that has only 62,000 miles on it, and says he loves how easy they are to maintain while continuing to rise in value. Jonathan also shares that passion for all things Porsche, along with Fast Fords (Lightnings and Mustangs) and BMWs in the M series. Being networked into the Porsche Club of America allows John to attend meetings all over the country if he chooses, and he enjoys meeting other collectors and enthusiasts through the group, many of whom are women. Even during the pandemic, he was able to sell almost 50 Porsches last year from California to Florida and globally in places like France and Germany. The business was originally located in Mooresville but has since moved to Cornelius, and the Cleveland family has enjoyed driving the roads around the lake since 1990. Don’t expect to see John driving off into the sunset anytime soon, though, he’s found the perfect second career to keep him busy in the meantime.

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MAIN STREET Hugh Sykes has been a board member of the Mooresville Downtown Commission for more than 12 years.

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Hugh Sykes’ 1963 Studebaker Lark.

You can take the man out of Mooresville, but you can’t take Mooresville out of the man. Although “hometown boy” Hugh Sykes visited 21 countries while stationed in Europe, traveled through 48 states and moved 35 times, he says, “Mooresville is one of the best places in the world to live. I just love the feeling of downtown. The architecture and the people; this town doesn’t put a lot of stress on you.” As a child, he grew up on Wilson Avenue and fondly remembers riding his bike through Main Street while his parents worked in the Mooresville Mills. He worked summers there as a teenager.

In 1967, he married his sweetheart, Connie, was drafted into the Army and deployed to Germany. A few years later, he returned stateside and became a mechanical and an industrial engineer. He spent years designing and manufacturing chemical processing equipment systems while Connie worked as a nurse. They enjoyed a good family life with their son, Ben. At 42, Sykes left the corporate world and founded an executive search firm in Mooresville. After a decade, he and Connie sold that business and continued running businesses in town, including Ye Olde Mantel Antiques Etc. | MAY 2021



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Now retired, Hugh and Connie live in a restored 111-year-old Victorian home on E. Center Avenue and own other downtown properties. For more than 12 years, Hugh has been a board member of the Mooresville Downtown Commission. As Executive Director Kim Atkins says, “The MDC’s executive board nominates the Downtown Mooresville Main Street Champion, and we nominated Hugh because he is a dedicated board member, a longtime volunteer and is devoted to the betterment of downtown Mooresville. He currently serves as treasurer for the board and is always ready to lend a hand, an ear or his support for any type of MDC initiative, putting in countless hours of his personal time.” Honored to receive this recognition, Sykes says, “We now have the best town management in place. Those in office have no political agendas; their whole drive is the people and the town of Mooresville.”

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The Sykes enjoy casual dinners at Epic Chophouse, wine tastings at 202 North Main, Uncorked & Artsy and Christmas on Main. The couple regularly visit and support downtown shops and businesses. Hugh sometimes ventures off Main Street to relax at JR Cigar’s Casa de Montecristo. An auto enthusiast, he also worked hard to help make Mooresville the June 26 overnight stopping point for more than 100 cool classic cars and their drivers participating in the “2021 Great Race.” “It’s another way to put Mooresville on the map, welcome new visitors and look at some great cars,” he says. The 2021 Great Race Brings Classic Cars to Mooresville

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“The Great Race has been going on for 40 years,” says Sykes. “It was cancelled last year due to COVID. We’re lucky to get them here.” An avid car collector, through the years Hugh has owned 32 Porsches. That includes a prized blood orange Porsche 914/6. “They only made 3,200 worldwide.” His garage now holds a 1963 Studebaker Lark and red Pontiac Solstice. His “daily drive” is a Miata. He looks forward to welcoming all the Great Race classic cars and drivers to downtown Mooresville. For more information, visit

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Light the way

“My clients really wanted a beautiful chandelier for the bedroom, and we loved the size and simple beauty of the main light fixture. We went with a black iron finish to coordinate with the window hardware, then changed things up with some of the lamps and sconces,” says Aguilar. She notes they particularly love the brass wall sconces in the bedroom that meets one of the big redesign goals of being able to relax and read in bed. Designer Tip: It’s okay to combine different finishes in lighting, as Aguilar often uses this technique so it doesn’t look like everything came from the same store or vendor.





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Remodeling a master bath and bedroom is known to cause commitment phobia. Questions tend to swirl. How much will it cost? Where will we sleep during construction? What if something goes wrong? Enter wife and husband team, Laura and Aaron Aguilar of Laura Aguilar Interiors, who recently helped a client located in Davidson Pointe, move the beyond design paralysis with a makeover that transformed their dated master suite into a sweet retreat. Familiar with Aguilar’s work, the client reached out to see how their space could better meet their needs.

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Deep-seated club chairs in the bedroom provide function and comfort—a place to put on shoes or relax with a good book or have a conversation. The chairs’ custom pillows coordinate with the nearby bedding and balance out the darkness of the wood furnishings. The large, upholstered bed was custommade in a soft linen fabric from a trade-only vendor and works well with the ceiling-height drapery to soften the lines of the pre-existing plantation shutters.



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In the bathroom, natural light streams in by way of a tall wide window which still maintains privacy in the shower. One of the clients is an avid runner, and by removing the bathtub Aguilar was able to significantly increase the size of the shower to allow more area for post-run recovery. “Since the new updated shower is so large, we needed to go with custom glass shower doors,” she says. The result is a seamless shower with a special-order height to accommodate the tall residents of the home. “The hardware finish coordinates with the plumbing fixtures in the room as well,” she adds. The shower’s 12” beveled slate blue tile is not too bright but still a bold choice. Aguilar used marble in the niche and curb and added a marble cobble mosaic floor. | MAY 2021



Storage Solutions

The new marble-top vanities with exposed legs allow for separate access and additional storage in the bath. The accompanying round mirrors with a brass finish bounces off of the blue of the shower tile and ties in the brass accents from the bedroom. Custom built-ins feature deep-set shelves for extra storage of towels and toiletries and conceal two-hampers for no-excuses containment of dirty clothes.



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Aguilar describes the flooring as timeless and durable. Wood tile flooring keeps the space feeling traditional, while the marble throughout the room in the vanity countertops and shower keeps the space fresh. “Choosing finishes that are timeless gives a sense of warmth and longevity to a space; you don’t have to fear the room will ‘go out of style’ when you select materials like marble and wood that have stood the test of time,” she says. | MAY 2021


Blue hues

Aguilar describes the style as timeless, traditional, and coastal. The clients frequent the beach, so she introduced a subtle nod to the seashore with soothing water-colored tones in the bedroom artwork and bathroom materials. Overall, the color palette is neutral with calming layers of white in both areas, dotted with deepblue-colored accessories.

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There’s nothing like the look and feel of a classic car. If you see any of these cars out on the roads, give them a friendly wave!

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1929 Ford Model A Standard Coupe Jimmy Freeze

1967 Volkswagen Beetle Mike Crowley

1963 Buick Riviera Randy and Tia McKnight

Vintage Motorcycles Richard Panuski

1969 Mercedes 280SL Mercedes Michael Salemi

1979 Toyota FJ Cruiser Ryan Fay

1936 Ford Dave Handy

1970 Plymouth Barracuda Mike Johnson

1929 Model A Closed Cab pickup Bernie Kunz

1969 Corvette Stingray Andy and Brenda Molodovitch

1936 Ford Slantback Danny Price

1969 Camaro Z28 Aimee K. Williams

1965 Ford Galaxy Don Wallace | MAY 2021



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Exploring Beaujolais at Wine Maestro by Trevor Burton | photography by Trevor Burton

Because of a well-intentioned marketing blunder, wines from France’s Beaujolais region are a great value. Let me explain why. “Beaujolais Nouveau” almost did the region in. Around 1950 someone had an idea about how to market Beaujolais wine: take the traditional harvest wine celebration of the new vintage, move the release date up to the middle of November, and take it to the bistros of Paris. This became the Beaujolais Nouveau celebration and fad. It soon spread around the world, including to this side of the Atlantic. But, boy, did the fad fade. The problem was that the celebratory wine was mostly vin ordinaire from the less prestigious south of the Beaujolais region. Consumers’ taste for wine had moved had up a notch and Beaujolais Nouveau was suddenly viewed as tacky and second-rate. Wine consumers bundled all of Beaujolais wines with the now discredited Beaujolais Nouveau. The whole Beaujolais region experienced a steep decline in demand. By the late 1990s, the area was in crisis. Unsold wine was distilled into industrial alcohol, and whole vineyards went unharvested as some farmers cut their losses by letting their fruit rot rather than turn it into wine. There are two main things that define all Beaujolais wines; the Gamay grape and a method of production known as semi-carbonic maceration. Gamay produces a light-bodied red wine, similar in taste to Pinot Noir. Gamay is a genetic cousin of Pinot Noir—the grape used to produce the famous and expensive wines of Burgundy, right next door to Beaujolais. Just like Pinot Noir wines, Gamay wines have delicate floral aromas and subtle earthy notes. Beaujolais wines do tend to be fruitier than their Burgundy brethren—due to grape characteristics and also to the maceration and fermentation process. The reputation of the top of the line, Cru Beaujolais, has been 64


seriously tainted by Beaujolais Nouveau. At this moment in time these are great wines that command a price below their true worth. They are typically aromatic, structured and complex wines in contrast to those from the south. There are 10 Crus of Beaujolais, all in the north and producing only red wine. Usually, the labels will simply state the name of the Cru. But this is where the similarity ends. Each has its own distinct personality, based on ‘terroir’– climate, soils, altitude, aspect and a host of other factors that are duplicated nowhere else. These wines are much more complex and will develop beautifully over time. Cru Beaujolais are not that hard to find, although they don’t appear on too many wine lists. That’s why I like to hang out at the Wine Bar at Mooresville’s Wine Maestro. Their wine list is massive—you can go next door to their retail operation and pick out wine for a meal from a huge selection and pay only a small corkage charge. That makes me a happy camper. So, I dove into Wine Maestro’s Beaujolais section and came up with a Cru wine, a Morgon. The other thing that made me a happy camper was to pair the wine with the Cottage Pie on the Wine Bar menu. I grew up with Cottage Pie’s culinary cousin, Shepherd’s Pie. An aside; at first I was a little queasy about the dish. Then my Mom explained that it was a pie made by shepherds, for shepherds and not of shepherds. I became a life-long fan. My Cru Beaujolais with the pie was perfect. As I said, the wine is a little nuanced and light. So is the dish. It consists of ground meat in gravy, lots of gravy. Then, with a covering of mashed potatoes, it is slowly and gently baked. A superb wine that’s a great value and a tasty trip down meat pie Memory Lane. Yes, I was a truly happy camper.

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With concerts still predominately halted, you can turn to some of the popular Lake Norman breweries to get your fill of live music throughout the spring and summer months. Picture a cold brew in hand, a warm breeze, and some of the best local music artists providing the tunes—the experience is almost the same. Many of the area’s breweries have started weekly music nights so you can know ahead of time exactly where and when you can bop to your favorite beats.

158 on Main in Downtown Mooresville offers live music to go along with a decadent cocktail menu.

first Friday of each month, commencing at 4 p.m. for those who want to start early. Additionally, tons of great artists are scheduled on both Friday and Saturday evenings, typically at 7:30 pm. A full schedule is available on the Primal Brewery’s Facebook page.

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11138 Treynorth Drive, Cornelius Live Music Friday is hosted several times a month, with an updated schedule available on the brewery’s website. Artists vary from week to week with a start time of 7-8 p.m. depending on the week.

7532 Royal Bliss Court, Denver This is a great spot for live music all week long. With gigs scheduled on most Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, there is tons of opportunity to catch your favorites. Bands showcasing the best 70s, 80s and 90s hits are crowd favorites, but there’s also a nice mix of acoustic guitarists, solo vocalists, and more. Check out their Facebook page for a full lineup of upcoming music events.

Eleven Lakes Brewing

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10228 Bailey Road, Suite 201, Cornelius Eleven Lakes Brewery hosts some of the area’s best local music artists, singers, and songwriters. Artists are scheduled regularly so fans can know well in advance when to mark their calendars for their favorite tunes. Taproom favorite, Sulli, is scheduled on the third Saturday of every month, while Matt McKinley is scheduled on the second Saturday of every month. Other bands and solo artists fill in on alternative Saturdays and some Fridays, bringing top 40 hits, country jams, and classic vinyl rock to the stage. Check out the brewery’s Facebook page for a full lineup of upcoming music events.

401 LangTree Road, Mooresville While it’s not a brewery, you might want to check out the unique opportunity to rock out to some live tunes at LangTree LKN. Every Thursday from 5-9 p.m. you can listen to some great live music while dining on the patio at one of the area’s restaurants. The full concert lineup is available on LangTree’s website.

D9 Brewing – Live Music Fridays

Primal Brewery 16432 Old Statesville Road, Huntersville Primal Brewery is bringing live music to the area on both Friday and Saturday evenings. A “First Fridays” DJ Series is ramping up on the



158 on Main 158 North Main Street, Mooresville For those who aren’t as into beer, the decadent cocktail menu at 158 on Main provides a great alternative and a regular roster of performers on an indoor stage Wednesday through Saturday. John Sullivan (the Denver native who competed on Season 19 of NBC’s “The Voice” recently performed!) Check their Facebook page for the latest list of musicians.

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All things seem possible in May, so what better way to boost your cheer factor then by whipping up and serving a slice of this dreamy tart to your loved ones? Newly-harvested summer fruits and crunchy pistachios are all enveloped in a light coconut cream, rippled with tangy lemon curd, and all piled atop a crunchy, marshmallowy soft base. This May and Mother’s Day spread love everywhere you go along with some yummy pavlova.

SUMMER FRUIT LEMON CURD PAVLOVA TART 3 egg whites, from responsibly-raised hens 1/3 cup organic sugar and then ground fine in a blender 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 teaspoon cornstarch 1 teaspoon white wine vinegar Filling 1 can coconut cream or milk, chilled in the can (*see below for recommended brands) 1/4 cup lemon or lime curd 2 cups raspberries or organic strawberries, 1/4 cup pistachios, shelled and in pieces Curd Juice of 1 lemon or lime 2 egg yolks 1/4 cup sugar 1 teaspoon corn flour 2 ounces (1/4 cup) unsalted butter Wipe the inside of a clean bowl and the electric beaters with vinegar to ensure eggs whites beat up to their best. Place egg whites in bowl and leave for at least 30 minutes to get to room temperature. Beat whites on high about two minutes until soft peaks form and mixture is more than doubled in size. Gradually add sugar while continuing to beat then continue until stiff peaks and mixture is glossy; about 2 more minutes. Mix the cornstarch, vinegar, and vanilla in a cup and then fold completely into egg white mixture. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and pile the mixture onto it. Spread out to a 8-or-9-inch round and indent the center leaving an inch border higher around the outside. Bake on the center rack at 250F for an hour then shut off the oven and leave for at least another hour to cool. Use ready-made curd or make your own by mixing all the curd ingredients above in a saucepan and continually whisking while heating on medium heat just until it comes to a boil and the mixture thickens. Remove from pan and chill. Remove the tart from the paper and place it on a serving dish. To make the coconut lemon filling, open the coconut milk and remove the solidified part leaving the liquid for other uses like smoothies. Beat the hard coconut on high with electric beaters until smooth adding a little liquid if necessary. Gently fold in the curd and chill filling until ready to assemble the tart. Spread filling in the indented part of the tart and top with fruit and sprinkle with nuts. Can be assembled and chilled a few hours before serving. Cut into wedges and enjoy. Serves 6-8

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A Cuban

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Havana33 features Miami-style Cuban cuisine.

Havana33 brings a taste of Miami to Lake Norman by Lara Tumer | photography by Lisa Crates

Chef Renee Garcia is the heart behind Havana33, the first authentic and premier Miami-style Cuban restaurant in the Charlotte market. Located at the end of a peninsula in Mooresville, just off exit 33, Havana33 has made a mark in Lake Norman’s booming restaurant scene from the start. Garcia came to the U.S. in the 1980s and it had been his dream to be able to start a restaurant like this for some time. After working with Valentino Panizzut on some of his other restaurants, he was given the opportunity to lead the charge—designing the menu and organizing the kitchen from the ground up.

Opening in the middle of a pandemic did not stop the restaurant from developing a positive reputation quickly.

The restaurant opened in October 2020, showcasing a menu that features all the classics alongside some one-of-a-kind dishes.

The bar-centric attitude of the restaurant focuses on showcasing great drinks, delicious food, and superior service. Remodeling



Owners Eddie Chavez and Panizzut opened Havana33 with the goal of a restaurant that could be enjoyed year round. The style that Chavez and Pazzinut are bringing to the lake with both Havanna33 and their other restaurants (Juan Loco and Burrito Loco) is unique—designed to stand out against the masses.

A new destination

the entire restaurant was the first step in making Havana33 a true destination for anyone who wants this type of cuisine. What was once dark and moody has been replaced with bright and colorful vibe. Seating is available both inside and outside with heat lamps readily available for those chillier nights and a spacious pergola that protects from the mid-summer sun and heat. The lakeside location of the restaurant (formerly Prickly Pear) is certainly a bonus, allowing patrons to enjoy gorgeous water views while sipping on carefully crafted cocktails like the Cha Cha Cha, made with Stoli, Muddy River Carolina coconut, pineapple, and blue Curacao. Those who are looking for a destination by boat can pull up on the beach in front of the restaurant and walk over for a waterfront experience for either lunch or dinner or take food to go.

The best bartenders

Quality, craftsmanship, and authenticity when it comes to both food and beverage is unparalleled, but the menu is not overly priced, a combination that has led to large repeat sales. The bartenders are the best in the area—all vetted based on their extensive knowledge and, of course, their ability to make a great specialty cocktail. “If you take a look at the reviews, the majority of them have to do with our service,” says Ansel Brown, who runs the restaurant’s brand and marketing. The staff is friendly, wellversed in the menu, and is one of the main reasons people keep coming back.

Havana33 is located at the previous Prickly Pear location.

The Ropa Viega and Vaca Frita are two of the restaurant’s top sellers—with traditional savory Cuban slow cooked shredded beef and the contrast of sweet plantains. The Cuban sandwich is a must-try, with Cuban bread (sourced from a bakery in Florida), roasted pork, ham, swiss cheese, pickles, mustard. Guajiro fries are served on the side. Anyone with a sweet tooth can finish their meal with traditional flan or a more unique spin on a classic—an empanada filled with creamy hazelnut chocolate. Want to sample a little bit of everything? Stick to the tapas section of the menu, with tons of smaller bites to choose from. The restaurant has frequent specials, which can be found on their social media platforms, as well as periodic live music. Reservations can be made in advanced through their website. Havana33 637 Williamson Road, Mooresville 704.799.0875 |

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Davidson Farmers Market (Saturdays) 9 a.m.-noon. Next to Davidson Town Hall between Main and Jackson Streets, The Evening Farmers Market in Downtown Statesville (Thursdays) 3:30 p.m. Pecan Park in Historic Downtown Statesville,

Huntersville Growers Market (Saturdays) 8 a.m.-noon. Free. Veterans Park, Main and Maxwell Streets, Huntersville, Josh’s Farmers Market (Daily) Visit the new location near the Lowe’s YMCA. Mon-Thurs., 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m., Fri. and Sat., 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Sun., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. 170 Joe Knox Ave., Mooresville,


LangTree Live (Every Thursday) Enjoy live music every Thursday at LangTree Lake Norman. Blue Monday (May 6), Jill Goodson Band (May 13), Kids in America (May 20), Rockie Lynne Band (May 27). Concerts are kid and dog-friendly; no outside coolers permitted. 5-9 p.m. Free. LangTree Lake Norman, 401 Langtree Road, Mooresville, Cornelius Jazz Festival (May 22) Join Cornelius PARC and the Smithville CommUNITY Coalition for this year’s event, an evening filled with jazz, food trucks, and tasty beverages. Due to COVIDrelated mass gathering restrictions, attendance at the Cornelius Jazz Fest will be limited and pre-registration will be required. 5-8 p.m. Free. Smithville Park, 19710 South Ferry Street, Cornelius, 72



Hello Huntersville (May 2) Visit this art and music event located in downtown Huntersville that highlights local/regional area artist and musicians. New this year will “Chalk the Block.” The town encourages all visitors to share their artistic talents, grab some chalk and color a block of the sidewalk. Shop, support art and enjoy local breweries, food trucks, and live music by local bands. 2-6 p.m. Free. Veterans Park, Main and Maxwell Streets, Huntersville, Ales & Autos Cruise-In (May 8) Check out this monthly muscle car cruise-in with the Wrecking Crew Mustang Club. All makes and models are welcome. Proceeds benefit Fight the Good Fight! Grab a beer or two and see some of the area’s hottest cars. 1-4 p.m. Free. Eleven Lakes Brewing, 10228 Bailey Road, Cornelius, www.facebook. com/pg/elevenlakesbrewing/events/ Memorial Day Ceremony 2021 (May 31) The Town of Huntersville and American Legion Post 321 would like to invite you to participate in the 20th Annual Memorial Day Ceremony. This year’s Memorial Day Ceremony will be held in person and recorded live, following COVID-19 requirements. 11 a.m. Free. Veterans Park, Main and Maxwell Streets, Huntersville,


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A Treasure Trove Browsing antiques in LKN is a new favorite pastime

by Renee Roberson photography by Renee Roberson

You can often find old glass bottles and vintage furniture at LKN antique stores.

When I was a kid, I use to love spending the day at flea markets with my family. We would browse the vendor booths, snack on popcorn and sodas, and generally leave with a few different items and a lot of conversation starters. When I was in my 20s and 30s, I was so consumed with work and raising kids that visiting antique stores fell off my radar for a time. But now that I’m (ahem!) a bit older and find myself with more leisure time on the weekends, I’ve rediscovered a love for visiting antique stores.

show my kids, since they had played with the more modernized version as toddlers. I also saw a vintage orange Crockpot much like the one my mom had in our kitchen growing up. There was also a decorative plate on display commemorating the bicentennial celebration in 1976. I’m a “bicentennial baby,” so I was tempted to bring that home with myself, too, as I used to remember how my mom made a big deal out of finding the bicentennial quarters when I was a child.

I recently checked out the Oak Street Mill Antiques in Cornelius, ashamed I’ve lived here for so many years without ever having visited. First off, the location is perfect. What better place to put an antique store than in an old mill? The floors are gloriously wooden and imperfect and creak as you walk along them, checking out the various vendor booths. I like that there are newer items mixed in with the old—if you’re looking for home décor items or boutique clothing or handbags and accessories, you’ll also find it them at Oak Street.

A few things have changed when I look at antiques now. When I was younger, I used to walk past antique pieces of furniture, more focused on finding old books, posters and record albums. Now, I also pause when I find older pieces of technology, such as typewriters (well, I am a writer!) and Polaroid cameras and calculators. I also pay more attention to pieces of furniture now (like a bright blue and wood midcentury chair I found) and objects d art that would make great conversation pieces sprinkled throughout my home. I also couldn’t help but smile when I saw a bookshelf in the antique store featuring nothing but books on . . . antiques. I plan to spend more afternoons browsing the treasures at places like Oak Street Mill Antiques, Main Street Antiques in Mooresville and Old Gibson Mill in nearby Concord. I guarantee I’ll never have the same experience twice.

Sense memory plays an important part of browsing antiques. I came across an old Fisher Price Little People Farm playset and remembered that I had played with the exact same version as a child. I almost wanted to purchase it so I could bring it home and 78




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Daisy Daisy, a pit bull terrier mix, was pulled from a high-risk shelter and has been fostered by a wonderful family. She is around 4 years old, spayed, heartworm negative and on prevention. Daisy loves to go ride and will sit shotgun any chance she gets. She’s absolutely house trained and holds it for a long time when necessary. She loves all people and is crate trained. Daisy doesn’t like all dogs and needs to be the only pet. While she loves to go for a walk and does well on a leash, she’s also a lazy girl and is happy to just lay around in the same room as her people. She weighs around 60 pounds. Daisy has a high prey drive and will need a fenced in yard. Due to her size and lack of manners (jumping) she will need to go to a family with older children, preferably 10+. The adoption fee is $175 and includes: spay/neuter, parvo/distemper series of shots, rabies (if dog is old enough), bordatella, heartworm preventative while here, worming, and microchip.

Dimitri and Nikolai Dimitri and Nikolai are 8-year-old bonded brothers whose owner unfortunately died of cancer. They are super sweet and love people. They are big affectionate babies. They both just had a checkup and updated shots and are very healthy. They must be indoor only kitties. The adoption fee is $100 for both and includes: spay/neuter, kitten series of shots, rabies (if cat is old enough), bordetella, heartworm preventative while here, worming, and microchip.

Fiona We cannot say enough good things about foxy Fiona, a Chow Chow mix. Whenever she meets people or dogs she rolls on her back. She loves running around with her canine friends and adores her people. She loves her toys and is ready for a family of her own. Fiona would love a playful dog in her new home. Fiona is just under a year old and weighs 30 pounds. We don’t think she will get much bigger. He fluffy coat makes her look bigger than she really is. The adoption fee is $225 and includes: spay/neuter, parvo/distemper series of shots, rabies (if dog is old enough), bordetella, heartworm preventative while here, worming, and microchip.

Georgia Georgia, a hound mix, is a world-class snuggler. She is a sweet girl who loves to play with other dogs and has no problem hanging out with cats and kids. This sweet girl weighs about 35 pounds and is 2.5 years old. Georgia would love a playful, canine sibling and a fenced yard. She still has lots of puppy energy. The adoption fee is $195 and includes: spay/neuter, parvo/distemper series of shots, rabies (if dog is old enough), bordetella, heartworm preventative while here, worming, and microchip.

Grady Grady, a Great Pyrenees mix, is a real head-turner. Everyone comments on his great looks while out on his walks. He’s also very loyal and loves to spend time with his family, so someone who is home for part of the day would be ideal. Grady is a good leash walker and enjoys both people and dogs. He weighs about 60 pounds and is 11 months old. Grady still has some puppy nipping tendencies, so he needs a family with older children. The adoption fee is $225 and includes: spay/neuter, parvo/distemper series of shots, rabies (if dog is old enough), bordetella, heartworm preventative while here, worming, and microchip. 80