Lake Norman Currents Magazinne

Page 1

JUNE 2020

Fox Sports’ NASCAR Reporter



Customized Shea Homes on your homesite from $400K to over $2 million Serving the greater Lake Norman & Charlotte areas 704.602.3333 We offer: Customized Shea Homes’ plans on your homesite | Homesite preparation and/or demo of existing home Modern Design Studio for your selections | Fixed Pricing Contracts Home Warranty | Large Plan Portfolio

Sales: Shea Group Services, LLC DBA Shea Realty (NC: C21630; SC: 10424). Construction by Shea Custom, LLC (NC: 68244; SC: G116078). This is not an offer of real estate for sale, or a solicitation of an offer to buy, to residents of any state or province in which registration and other legal requirements have not been fulfilled. Trademarks are property of their respective owners. Equal Housing Opportunity.


$4.999 M


$2.45 M


THE POINT | Mooresville

149 S Longfellow Lane | MLS 3617060 Laura Pegram 704-728-5122 Erika Moskowitz 704-728-1135

$1.39 M

$1.490 M




18332 Harbor Light Blvd. | MLS 3611126 Pam Boileau 704-905-0366


THE RESERVE AT STONERIDGE Huntersville 14041 Mccord Road | MLS 3593594 Melinda Meade-White 704-534-9208



NORMAN SHORES | Huntersville 16102 Cramur Drive | MLS 3618554 Erika Moskowitz 704-728-1135


16780 Green Dolphin Ln. | $1.2 M | 0.71 Acres 16806 Green Dolphin Ln. | $1.1 M | 0.70 Acres Lori Ivester Jackson 704-996-5686




Local Expertise, Tailored Service,





113 Keats Road (Lot) | MLS 3538678 | $840,000 113 Keats Road (SFR) | MLS 3574572 | $1.899 M Lori Ivester Jackson 704-996-5686

Christie’s Credibility.


18912 Peninsula Point Dr. | MLS 3578652 Pam Boileau 704-905-0366


16318 Stinson Cove Road | MLS 3601669 Meredith Hall 704-905-8400

BAHIA BAY | Cornelius

21312 Rio Oro Drive | MLS 3619882 Lori Ivester Jackson 704-996-5686



L A K E N O R M A N | C H A R LOT T E | AS H E V I L L E









OFFERING ADAM’S CAR CARE PRODUCTS Please visit us online at • 704- 235-6800 209 WEST PLAZA DRIVE • Mooresville NC 28117 M-F 8:00am-8:00pm Sat 8:00am-4:00pm

All Specials Expire June 30th, 2020

Across from Randy Marion Chevrolet West P

laza D


t Rd


Talbe r



D rs . M ichael c oleMan


M ichael F oran

Summer is here...And so are we!

When your dentist or orthodontist says: “It’s time for the wisdom teeth to come out” Call soon for best dates!

Wisdom Teeth | IV Sedation | Computer Guided Dental Implants Call our office today to schedule your initial consultation Drs. coleMan & Foran 19910 North Cove Road Cornelius / 704-892-1198 Lake NormaN’s TrusTed ChoiCe For oraL surgery siNCe 1985


Stay updated @

JUNE 2020




JUNE 2020



from Where I Sit

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

Publisher MacAdam Smith

Classic Memories


JUNE 2020


ou never forget your first car. I know I will always remember mine—and for several reasons. First, I look back at that time in my life and realize I had no clue how much cars and insurance cost and how blessed I was to even have one on the day I turned 16. I didn’t work and save up money so that I could purchase my own car, I expected my parents (who both worked hard but did not have the funds to purchase their only child a brand-new car) to provide me with one. I realize that was pretty presumptuous of me. Instead, my stepfather purchased a used car for me in cash from one of his friends. It was a 1986 red Dodge Charger. At the time, it was seven years old, but age didn’t matter to me. It was sporty, flashy and gave me my own set of bragging rights. The handle on the driver’s side door was broken and I would have to jiggle it a certain way to open it. It was also a five-speed and I remember both the joy of learning how to change the gears and the fear of pulling up to a stop sign perched on a hill (I lived in the

mountains of western North Carolina). Unbeknownst to my parents, my friends and I had plenty of adventures in that car, such as the time I got it stuck in a curvy, muddy ditch and a truck full of football players from our high school happened to drive by and lifted the car back onto the road on their own. Whoops. I didn’t take care of that car like I should have. I wish I would’ve because I’m sure many more adventures awaited. Instead, I drove with reckless abandon like the teenager I was, and almost a year after I got the Charger, I took another one of those mountain curves too fast and crashed the car into a rock wall in front of a church. Miraculously, I only

had a scratch on my neck from my seat belt. The car, unfortunately, did not make it. I thought about that wreck when the time came for my own daughter to start driving. Even though she is about as cautious as they come, I know teenagers. Driving can be tricky business, and I know accidents happen. We discussed options with her and decided to let her take the car I had driven for years (a Honda Pilot) because, as we joke, that thing is a tank and about a solid as they come. She spent a year practicing driving this car, took her driving test in it, and I purchased a newer vehicle for myself. I’m grateful she understood that we wanted her to drive an older vehicle for at least a year, see how it held up and then see if we needed to find another car. The funny thing is, I dropped her off at school on her first day of Kindergarten in that car and she now drives it to high school. Talk about a dependable car.

Advertising Director Sharon Simpson

Advertising Sales Executives

Carole Lambert

Beth Packard

Trisha Robinson

Event Coordinator Alison Smith

Social Media Specialist Lauren Platts

Design & Production idesign2, inc

Contributing Writers


Allison Andrews Trevor Burton Jill Dahan Aaron Garcia Grace Kennedy Bek Mitchell-Kidd Mike Savicki Lara Tumer

Contributing Photographers Lisa Crates Ken Noblezada

Mission Statement: Lake Norman CURRENTS magazine will embody the character, the voice and the spirit of its readers, its leaders and its advertisers. It will connect the people of Lake Norman through inspiring, entertaining and informative content, photography and design; all of which capture the elements of a well-lived life on and around the community known as Lake Norman.

We’re leading the way forward Every day, more than 32,000 people choose us for care. They choose us because we have the region’s largest number of cancer clinical trials, award-winning specialty care and our nationally ranked Best Children’s Hospital with the largest NICU between Atlanta and Washington, D.C. Whatever their reason, we remain strong in our commitment – setting a higher bar, pursuing a higher standard, to find better ways to care for all. JUNE 2020


Carolinas Medical Center


Contents June vol. 14 No. 6

About the Cover: Every car has a story.

21 Picture Perfect Readers share a few of their most prized classic cars

22 Navigators Allison Andrews plans 50 trips to celebrate her 50th birthday

26 Game On Fox Sports’ Kaitlyn

Vincie follows her heart to NASCAR reporting

30 Thoughts from the Man Cave Mike Savicki’s annual letter to his daughter

44 Your Best Life Tips for taking the JUNE 2020


best care of your skin

48 Renee Wants to Know


How hard is it to start a podcast?


Channel Markers

Movers, shakers and more at the lake

15 Classic Lady Motors is matchmaker for classic cars

16 For the Long Run —Mike Cook’s impressive car collection

18 Photographers use their talents to raise money for organizations

20 Live Like a Native — Personalized

22 Navigators

license plates get the point across

Lake Spaces

How we live at the lake

32 Dwellings

The Modern Mill House: Architecture of Davidson home retains roots in town history

Dine + Wine

26 Game On

Eating, drinking, cooking and fun

38 Wine Time

It took a pandemic to make us appreciate the dining experience

39 In the Kitchen with Jill Dahan Chicken Shish Tawook

40 On Tap

A craft beer itinerary for outdoor enthusiasts

42 Nibbles + Bites

Lake Norman Butchery serves up fresh meats, seafood and staples

32 Dwellings

Subscriptions are available for $30 per year.

Send us your name, address, phone number and a check made payable to Lake Norman CURRENTS at the address above and we’ll start your subscription with the next available issue.

10225 Hickorywood Hill Ave, Unit A Huntersville, NC 28078 484.769.7445 |

Lake Norman CURRENTS is a monthly publication available through direct-mail home delivery to the most affluent Lake Norman residents. It also is available at area Harris Teeter supermarkets, as well as various Chambers of Commerce, real estate offices and specialty businesses. The entire contents of this publication are protected under copyright. Unauthorized use of any editorial or advertising content in any form is strictly prohibited. Lake Norman CURRENTS magazine is wholly owned by Oasis Magazines, Inc.

For Fathers, Family is Everything Remember Father’s Day Sunday, June 21, 2020

ENJOY TIME with Family Knowing You Have a Comprehensive Plan of Insurance Coverage Thank You for Trusting Us to Protect You and Your Loved Ones Every Day of the Year

Mike Griffin, CEO 135 Gasoline Alley Mooresville, NC 28117 (704) 664-9111

Leon Brown, III

139 East Broad Street, Statesville, NC 28677 (704) 871-8002

Erin Reiter 227 West Plaza Dr. Mooresville, NC 28117 (704) 664-9111

Alex Mullen 208 Stanford Rd. Lincolnton, NC 28092 (704) 735-6974

Leyda Martinez 7505 NC-73 F Denver, NC 28037 (704) 820-3904

Dennis Long 139 East Broad Street, Statesville, NC 28677 (704) 871-8002

Rich Schrader

227 West Plaza Dr. Mooresville, NC 28117 (704) 664-9111

AUTO | BUSINESS | FARM | HOME | LIFE | RETIREMENT Products underwritten by Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company and Affiliated Companies. Home Office: Columbus, OH 43215. Life insurance is issued by Nationwide Life Insurance Company or Nationwide Life and Annuity Insurance Company, Columbus, Ohio. Nationwide, Nationwide Is On Your Side, and the Nationwide N and Eagle are service marks of Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company. ©2018 Nationwide CPC-0435AO (09/17) 7248517


JUNE 2020


Legal Strategies for Real Life

channelMarkers Movers, Shakers, Style, Shopping, Trends, Happenings and More at Lake Norman

Matchmaker on Wheels Classic Lady Motors Connects Buyers and Sellers in Lake Norman and Beyond

JUNE 2020



eborah West is a modern-day matchmaker . . . for classic cars. With 18 years of experience working with classic car buyers and sellers, the Cornelius resident and owner of Classic Lady Motors has served as an automotive matchmaker for classic car enthusiasts from Lake Norman and points much farther down (or up) the road. West keeps a database of classic car collectors looking for buyers, and buyers looking for their perfect car. She also helps sellers market their vehicles without having to use an auction or showroom. Through her global marketing expertise and the buyers network she has honed over

nearly two decades, West has built a reputation as solid as the classic cars that she calls “rolling works of art.” The Louisiana native got started in the business after September 11, when businesses were making cuts. After being let go from her technology sales position in Illinois, she started selling antiques, jewelry and other items on eBay. When a neighbor approached her about putting his rare classic automobile on her site, she was game. After that car sold, she thought to herself, “I’d like to sell more of these cars. This is fun.” Her neighbor was more than happy to put his ten-car collection in her hands, since

the internet had proven to be cheaper and more efficient than driving to an auction, getting a room, trailering the classic car, and everything else that goes into traditional sales. After moving to Cornelius in 2003, West bought a 1970 Cadillac DeVille convertible, drove around to cruise-ins, and offered to help people sell their classic cars. Within four years she was managing 150 automobiles. People are emotionally attached to their cars— especially the classics. One of West’s favorite transactions was when a couple flew in from California to buy a 1955 Dodge Lancer to celebrate 50 years of marriage. The Dodge was

identical to the one the husband owned when the couple was dating. West recalls, “When he got in the car he said, ‘Honey, this is great. I feel like I’m pulling up to your grandfather’s farm and picking you up for our first date.’” And just like that, the match was made. For West, who also works as a realtor with Allen Tate Realtors, the stories behind the cars keep her job from feeling like work. “I’ve sat down on many front porches with the sellers just to hear their stories.” — By Grace Kennedy, Photo of Deborah West by Dr. Andy Pipas.

To learn more, visit


Deborah West matched this 1955 Dodge Lancer with a happy couple celebrating 50 years of marriage.


For the Long Run

High-mileage memories

Mike Cook’s car collection takes brides’ memories from special to classic


JUNE 2020


Mike Cook offers brides the use of a 1953 Cadillac named Victoria courtesy of the Heritage House Event Venue.

or some, Mike Cook’s cars are a welcomed bit of nostalgia when it’s needed most. For others, they’re a memorable accent to a special day. To Cook, they’re a chance to provide others what they’ve given him: memories. “For me, it’s all about the experience and realizing life is all about relationships and something they can take away with them,” says Cook, owner of Cavin-Cook Funeral Home & Crematory and a Mooresville mainstay for the better part of seven decades. He was recently honored as Funeral Director of the Year by American Funeral Director Magazine. Cook opened the Heritage House Events Venue on the property a few years ago and has since begun offering weddings. As a bonus he gives the brides a grand entrance via one of the cars in his fleet of classics, headlined by a 1953 Cadillac named Victoria. “It’s a unique thing, and the kind of thing they’ll be able to talk about for years to come,” says Cook. Cook, 68, first found Victoria in a garage in 1984, but the road to owning a 12-car collection was paved back when he was growing up on the “dead-end road called Cherry Street” that would eventually become Iredell Avenue. He’d regularly help his neighbors wash their cars, and on Sundays he’d climb in and pretend to drive the unsold autos at Cherry Motor Company on W. Moore Avenue. “I was always a car guy,” says Cook. Cook began working at the

Mike Cook with a 1976 hearse that reportedly transported Elvis Presley’s body back home to Graceland in Memphis.

Lodge, Shriners or the Oasis Color Guard, among others. But the ones that are? They give him something the others can’t. “I find myself riding down

Main Street (in Mooresville) and I catch myself looking in the reflection of the car in the windows as I go by—it takes me back to a simpler time, I

guess,” says Cook. — Aaron Garcia Photos by, Photos courtesy of Cavin-Cook Funeral Home & Crematory and Heritage House Event Venue

JUNE 2020

funeral home as a high schooler and became sole owner in 1995. He found Victoria while working a five-year stint as a funeral director in High Point and has since accumulated several other classics, many of which were once owned by friends or their relatives; a 1959 Buick, a 1967 Lincoln 4-door, a 1950-era Ford F1 truck that once belonged to D.E. Hardware – he even owns a 1976 hearse that reportedly carried Elvis Presley’s body from the medical examiner’s office in Memphis back to Graceland. They’re not all classics; his 2016 Cadillac CT6 is an everyday car, while his bright yellow Saturn Sky convertible is perfect for his fundraising efforts, whether he’s helping animal charities or working as a member of the Masonic



View from the Steps Local photographers support organizations in need through their craft

JUNE 2020

The Atkins family by LKN Images.


Beverly Barry by LKN Images.


he Front Steps Project TM began as a brainstorming session between Boston-area photographer Cara Soulia and her friend Kristen Collins. They wanted a way to highlight the faces of the community during a time when shelter-at-home orders of the COVID-19 pandemic was keeping people separated. Soulia and Collins spearheaded the group, called on other photographers, and began taking images of community members in Needham, Mass., asking participants to donate money to a local nonprofit. As word about this initiative

The Becker Family by Rachelle Anne Photography.

spread across the country, LKN had its own photographers who decided to participate in the #FrontStepsProject by offering to photograph community members and families in the yards of their homes (while maintaining a safe distance from those being photographed). Kathleen and Ed Martin, owners of LKN Images, decided to support FeedNC ( formerly Mooresville Soup Kitchen), by asking families to donate directly to the organization in lieu of compensation for their photographs. As of May 12, LKN Images had photographed more than 700 families and

The Thakore Family by Gayle Shomer Photography.

raised $46,000 for FeedNC. Ten daily. I am amazed by Ed and thousand dollars of this amount Kathleen, LKN Images, and the was donated by the medical staff Front Steps Project and what of the Lake Norman Regional community members can do Medical Center. to support each other when we “I could not possibly express come together.” my gratitude for their efforts during this time of crisis and how much of an impact it will have,” says Lara Ingram, Executive Director of the organization. “FeedNC is feeding close to 1,000 individuals weekly throughout this crisis The Lewman-Chris Family by Gayle Shomer Photography. with demand growing

Medical Staff at LNRMC by LKN Images.

As North Carolina enters Phase 2 of the re-opening plan, LKN Images is offering to help small businesses by photographing them in front of their businesses at no cost and helping them put together messaging for social media with updates on operation hours, etc. (https:// This Phase 2 initiative will be called #LKNOutFront and Kathleen hopes other towns and cities can get involved with their own variation of the hashtags.

Community School of Davidson photography student Rachel Young.

the school she works for as a photography instructor, The Community School of Davidson (Shomer’s two children are also students at the charter school). She began reaching out to the administration and families


Ellie’s Ellie’sDiner DinerNOW on OPEN site

Come visit the largest antique mall in the South 88,000Square Square Feet Feet •• Over Over 725 Booths 88,000 625 Booths Comfortably air air conditioned conditioned Comfortably

325 McGill Ave. NW Concord, NC 28026 704-787-9351 Mon-Sat 10-7• Sunday 1-6


CURRENTS photographer Gayle Shomer Brezicki with Gayle Shomer Photography watched as the #FrontStepsProject began taking off across the country and wondered if she could do something similar for


JUNE 2020

Gayle Shomer Brezicki of Gayle Shomer Photography.

offering this service, since families were all together during the shelter-at-home orders. With the help of two of her photography students, Rachel Young and Krissy Oliver-Mays, and a few of their parents, the group photographed 160 families in just a few short weeks. At press time, this fundraiser had brought in $8,000 for the school, but the amount may have been higher after the final tallies. Another area photographer, Rachelle Thompson of Rachelle Anne Photography, offered to take photos of her neighbors in the Terrace Acres and Town Heights neighborhoods in Cornelius, asking them to donate money to local charities such as the Ada Jenkins Center and Bags of Hope. “I am passionate about photography and the significant role that it plays our lives,” says Thompson. “I think capturing this unusual time is important so that, in the future, we can go back and experience how we felt and relive the memories of this pandemic. I don’t think any of us will experience another event quite like this again.” As you can see, photographers took the seeds planted by the original Front Steps Project and got creative with the opportunity to photograph so many families and community members safely, while still supporting organizations that may have lost operating support due to the cancellation of spring/ summer fundraisers, etc. These professionals donating so much of their time and resources is truly an example of a community pulling together. — Renee Roberson

Where the OLD is the new NEW

Ju ne is defi nitely i n BlOOM


Live Like a Native

Instant (Metallic) Messaging When your license plate* does the talking…

JUNE 2020


Many drivers let their personalities shine through their license plates.


n this extraordinary time of social distancing and automobile drive-up, drive-by, and drive-thru, I’ve begun noticing more than ever before how many of us let our cars, trucks, and vans do our talking. Plates have long been used to do this and the messages they share run the gamut of emotion, allegiance, passion, and purpose. Seeing them on cars around us make us laugh, think, question, and wonder. Unless, of course, we know ITISLOVE. Love trumps all. Clever. Here’s a small sample of what’s been spotted out on our local roads…. Let’s start with emotion. When times are tough and we might feel HOPELESS, perhaps

we PRAYNOW, CHOOSJOY, DREAM8IG, HAVABALL or try to C@RPE DM. Sure, we should LOV L1FE and GIVITALL and be SOHAPP! but what if we are feeling SASSSSY? GUDVIBES come when you LIVEASIF, HAV PHUN, and HAVABALL so try to DOBETTER, spread GUDVIBES and make sure you are LVN HAPY. Unless, of course, you are LVN-LRG2. I’m a huge New England sports fan so I’m drawn to plates like $OX-PAT$, NEPATS#1, SOXNPATS, NEPATRTS, FENWAY19, #9-BOSOX, and REDSOXNH. And as a rival I begrudgingly took note of New York fan plates like NYYDYNST, YANK-1, and YANKS SS just to share with you.

I’ve spotted military plates that support the Army USMA 1953, Navy USNA 1989, and Marines GYSGT but I’ve yet to spot anything supporting the Air Force. Does a ZOMBSLYR and a NINJAH count as military? They are out there, too. Some plates share who we are and where we are from and also explain where we are heading. For example, TN GRL, HIPPYCHK, BAMA2LKN, DRTY WTR, and OH-2-NC!. Others reflect our love of the local lake. On SUNIDAZE, if WELUVLKN and LOVE LKN and WELAKEIT, it’s great to be BYTHWATR and a W8KESETR. Just ask #OTFLKN and 1 LKN. I always feel more

comfortable on the road knowing I’m surrounded by professionals who can keep me safe, sound, comfortable and alive. Like 1 OR RN, NICUNRSE, DMDMD, HEALTH4U, and CLMSN RN. It’s nice to know there is an ORGNDONR out there, too. Then there’s those who like driving and racing. ZOOMDBYU went flying by. He was right behind I M LLL 8 and I’M LATE. SLOW4ME and SLOW-ISH were far behind. If you are TRAKSIDE look for KURT#41, DALE3RCR, and RMBR #3. As for businesses, hobbies, and loves, the possibilities are as limitless as any eight letter, number, and character combination. In Davidson you might know DANCEDAV and CYCLPATH. Or perhaps someone who likes to IMA$$AGE, RUNALOT especially if you were BNTORUN, GOLF2DAY, GO DANCE, or DRESAGE. I’m guessing H2OHOMES knows a thing or two about boats. Anyway, license plates are pretty unique, agree? I’m sure, if you are the driving type, and you start at a starting line, you might be inclined to agree that there is NOFNSHLN. Oh, by the way, peace and NAMASTE2. *License plates mentioned in this story come from states including North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Ohio, Illinois, Kentucky, North Dakota, and Florida. — By Mike Savicki, Photography by Afterburner Communications





1962 Corvette Owner: Carmen Anastasio Submitted by: Paul Summerville

1965 Ford Mustang Owner: Roger Mayhew Jr. Submitted by: Courtney Pimentel 1936 Ford Sedan Submitted by: Dave Handy

JUNE 2020

1967 Camaro Submitted by Robert McCrary


1941 Chevy Coupe Submitted by Bill Walsh


1964 Corvette Stingray Submitted by Tom Cotter

1969 Camaro Submitted by Rick Turek

1966 Ford F250 pickup truck Submitted by Bobby Villanueva

1959 Chevy Belair Submitted by Linda Hedger

1969 2004 Camaro Corvette Lamanns Submitted Submitted by by Rick Paul Turek Summerville

We want to see your photos! For July, we want to see your summer fun photos. Boating, picnicking, outdoor adventures . . . send them our way! E-mail photos to




Enjoying a bucket list moment in Paris.

Unexpected Allison Andrews embraces the unknown during travel planning Story and Photography by Allison Andrews

JUNE 2020


TOP: A North Carolina bison ranch provided a quiet place of respite. RIGHT: A first-time trip to Burlington, Vermont.

pulled up to the renovated caboose in the middle of nowhere North Carolina. There was no one else around except for a herd of bison in a neighboring field. The trip was a short two-hour drive so I didn’t have to make any stops along the way. I was ready for a weekend of social distancing at its finest. It felt good to get out after weeks of looking at the same walls day in and day out, 24 hours a day. It was my first real trip since my plan to visit 50 places I’ve never been the year I turned 50 was brought to a screeching halt by the Covid-19 pandemic. I was forced to cut trip number 9 short, rushing back from Europe before

Navigators the borders closed with my daughter and goddaughter in tow. Actually, I suppose it’s fitting since the Milemarker 50 project started with my attempt to embrace the unknown. Four years ago I found myself facing an uncertain future. My 23-year marriage had come to an end. I had traded in the security of a regular paycheck for the freedom of becoming my own boss, and while I was facing 50, my daughter was facing high school.

Setting sights on a new future

JUNE 2020


In an attempt to feel a little more in control, I set my sights on a new future. Saving, sacrificing and planning for a year of travel was a fun distraction for my tired brain.

Most importantly, it laid a new foundation for allowing myself to dream about what my next chapter in life could look like. I certainly never expected it would include a mountain getaway during a pandemic. As my daughter and I unpacked the night’s dinner, I could feel my soul expanding in anticipation for what was to come, just as it had with each trip before. In Vermont, I let someone else plan the trip and learned I don’t have to make every decision for a happy ending. On my trip to Key West with my four sisters and mom, I was reminded that rising above adversity is in my DNA. I went back to my smalltown roots in Tennessee and rediscovered that bigger isn’t always better.

I came home from Palm Springs believing more than ever that thoughtful gestures however small make a lasting impression. When I stood in front of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, I realized the blinding power of grief as an unexpected twinge of sadness briefly overshadowed the bucket list moment and I felt heartbroken for my daughter that her dad was not here to share in her excitement. Trip by trip I am reminded that I am more than capable of creating a wonderful life even if it doesn’t look like I expected. 2020 isn’t turning out the way any of us imagined. The truth is before this pandemic life was just as uncertain, we just didn’t think about it. I stopped thinking life was certain four years ago.

Andrews with her daughter and goddaughter in Geneva, Switzerland.

For all I know, my quest can resume . . . or maybe it won’t. In the meantime, I’ll enjoy the simple moments, like watching the sun set over the mountains, for what they are worth.

You can follow Andrews’ journey at or on Instagram @milemarker_50.


We are OPEN!

Injectables - Smart Lipo - Laser

Exciting News! CAMI Rock Barn opening June 1st at Rock Barn Country Club located near Hickory

Please Vote for Us! Best of Lake Norman CURRENTS Awards Best Med Spa & Best Place to Pamper Yourself botl2020.html Check our social media to sign up for Newsletters and promotions

704.997.6530 Social@carolinaagemanagement

Support local, shop small Unique Home Decor & Gifts

Visit us at the Oak Street Mill in Cornelius 19725 Oak Street, Unit 10

OR - Shop us online @ Get FREE shipping on orders of $50 or more @bungalow_market

WANT TO TRAVEL AGAIN? No need to start a new Netflix series to pass the time in quarantine. Entertain yourself instead by planning a trip for when life gets back to normal. It will give you something to look forward to and distract you from the heaviness of facing the social distancing life every day. • Before choosing a location, consider how impacted an area was by the coronavirus crisis. The hardest hit areas may have the most restrictions. You want to be sure that you can safely enjoy the area you are planning to visit. • If you aren’t sure where you want to go, is a great site for finding the cheapest locations from any airport. • Flights right now are the cheapest they are going to get for awhile. Experts expect prices to climb sharply

as soon as travel restrictions lift. That makes now a good time to plan for travel at least six months out.

a staple of your travel pack regardless of restrictions in place at the time of travel.

• Most airlines are making it easy to book and cancel flights at no charge if needed. Just be sure to check the fine print.

• Keep all your travel planning notes in one Google Doc. This allows you to share the information easily if you are planning it with someone else.

• Hotels have also eased booking and cancellation policies including for prepaid rates that are usually discounted and nonrefundable.

Under normal conditions you might not have had the time to fully research all the places to go and things to do in order to fully maximize your trip. See, there’s always a silver lining. Safe travels!

• Masks and hand sanitizer should be

JUNE 2020


For information about available seats for the 2020-2021 school year, please call 704-721-7199.

JrK – Grade 12 |


“I didn’t work on cars. My dad wasn’t a crew chief. I would have to learn everything from the ground up. So that’s what I started doing.”

JUNE 2020



Model by Aaron Garcia | photography courtesy of Kaitlyn Vincie

Fox Sports’ Vincie hopes her career inspires her daughter and others

Top: With daughter Kadence and husband Blake Harris. Left: On the set of Race Hub. Right: With Jeff Gordon. Bottom: Interviewing Dale Earnhardt Jr.

There have been moments over the past few months when Kaitlyn Vincie’s goals, hopes and accomplishments have intersected right in front of her eyes, but perhaps none have been more obvious than when her 2-year-old daughter, Kadence, stops toddling for a beat to watch her mommy on the television. Thanks to this spring’s stay-at-home orders, Vincie, a member of Fox Sports’ on-air racing coverage, would tape her programming each morning at 7:45 from a spare-bedroom-turned-studio in the home she shares with husband Blake Harris, an accomplished car chief for NASCAR driver Martin Truex, Jr. With several races postponed or cancelled throughout April, the family was typically together when Vincie’s face would pop up on the screen during the popular NASCAR Race Hub broadcast each evening. And in those moments, Kaitlyn Vincie was accomplishing exactly what she set out to do.


Best Kept Secret in the Lake Norman Area! We have something for everyone!

Open 7 days a week!

Come check out our unique collection of clothing, handbags, jewelry and we even have a beautiful collection of crystals.

JUNE 2020


155 Joe Knox Avenue | Mooresville, NC 28117 704-662-0946 |


Open May 26th Adhearing to CDC-recommended Covid precautions

Book your appointment now! All services 20% off » code: Covid20!

Visit our site to order SkinCeutical & MDPen

Skincare Lines 15% off » code: Covid15 Vote for Us for Best MED SPA Best of Lake Norman CURRENTS Awards botl2020.html

20619 Torrence Chapel Road, Suite 121; Studio 120 Cornelius, NC 28036


Vince hopes to inspire her daughter, Kadence, to follow her own passions one day.

A race to the start Vincie, now a Denver resident, had already decided to break into sports journalism when she first saw the pit area at the Richmond International Speedway as a college student. Visiting as a fan, she recalls being “fascinated” at watching the road crews behind the scenes. “I thought to myself, if I could become a journalist in that sport, I’ll feel like I’ve accomplished something because I didn’t grow up around racing,” says Vincie. “I didn’t work on cars. My dad wasn’t a crew chief. I would have to learn everything from the ground up. So that’s what I started doing.” Vincie dove in with a NASCAR column in her school newspaper and landed a

summer internship in Charlotte with what is now the CARS Tour, a lower-level racing circuit. She also noticed a relative dearth of female racing journalists, especially in comparison to stick-andball sports like basketball, basketball and football, a fact that helped motivate her while she was making just $100 per week in her first real job as a reporter and host of a racing show covering lower-tier racing at 9,000-seat Langley Speedway, just east of Newport News. “I still had to waitress and work at a tanning salon to pay my bills,” recalls Vincie. “But I knew in the end it was going to pay off doing the local level because it was still going to get (me) the experience (I) needed.

The rest of the story Her star began to rise in earnest, though, when she started producing her own NASCARfocused content on the side. Before long, NASCAR Illustrated magazine began sharing some of her YouTube videos on its SceneDaily web page, which introduced her to a much larger audience. From there she accepted an off-air position with the television channel SPEED, now known as Fox Sports 1. Within a few months, Vincie transitioned into an on-air role in 2012. In the time since, Vincie has become a mainstay of the Fox’s racing coverage. This season she added host of NASCAR Race Hub Weekend Edition to a workload that already included hosting the pre-race show for the NASCAR Gander RV and Outdoors Truck Series, as well as reporting

for RACE HUB and NASCAR RACEDAY. “I’m very fortunate that there are people at Fox Sports that believed in me, even when I probably didn’t deserve it,” says Vincie. “I think they knew how dedicated I was to it and how much I loved racing and how much I would put into this sport to really learn it, to really make the connections in the garage area and to be the best storyteller possible.” As Kadence gets older, Vincie says she hopes her daughter notices not just her image on the screen, but the opportunities it represents. She’ll hear about the hours spent waiting tables, cleaning tanning booths and making her own way. Most importantly, she’ll see the result. “I want to be one of those stories for her,” says Vincie.

We are Modern Day Pilates.

safety is our

core value Machines 6 ft apart 8 clients at a time Virtual CoreFusion & HITT Clean before & after class

3 classes for $40!

Get an additional $10 OFF using promo code LKN Limited time offer

FA S T R E S U LT S | I N S P I R I N G C O A C H E S The variety of our high energy, small group classes, include low impact movements that will sculpt, tone and transform your body both mentally and physically.

CORE LKN 20035 Jetton Rd, Suite B | Cornelius 704-726-8299 |

JUNE 2020

Learn more about Kaitlyn at: vincie Website: Instagram: Twitter:


From the 50’s through the 70’s, We’re Auto Restoration at its Best! Car Fever meets all your needs for your Classic Ride! Specializing in frame off, our associates at Car Fever are dedicated to providing quality service to keep you safe and happy.

Mechanical : Paint & Body : Rewiring Check out our photo gallery at


»»»»»»»»» 828-478-1678

Sherrills Ford, NC


Your One-Stop-Restoration-Shop

thoughts from the Man Cave

Moments & Memories in the Now… A father’s letter to his daughter

JUNE 2020


Dear Caroline, Every June for the past six years, I have written you a letter for Father’s Day. I’ve used this space to share silly stories like how I literally drove so far below the speed limit bringing you and Mommy home from the hospital that people thought we had either gotten lost or ran out of gas. And how I didn’t know enough about putting you down to sleep those first few nights, so I held you in my arms for hours on end while fighting off sleep of my own. I cherish this opportunity to write to you. These words are like a literal time capsule, an attempted snapshot of a fleeting life which seems to fly no matter how hard I try to slow it down. But these last three or four months in particular have been unlike anything any modern-day parent has even experienced so that’s what I’d like to write about this year. I’m

not smart enough to explain what a global pandemic is, but what I can do is share what it has been like to be your Dad as we spent nearly every waking, sleeping, eating, drinking, learning, loving, and playing moment together at home working to help make this pass. Maybe years down the road this time will seem like nothing more than a speed bump but in the moment—in the now—it has seemed like an overflowing Santa-sized bag of milestones, moments, and memories. To begin, proclaiming it was time for you to ride your bike without training wheels, you grabbed a wrench and made it happen. By the time I was done fumbling for my camera, you nearly had the pedals screwed on and were heading up the driveway with a huge grin and overflowing sense of pride. Great job. When it came time to begin

by Mike Savicki photography by Mike Savicki

Caroline remote learning and doing school at home, while I think neither of us really knew what to expect, you embraced it with more enthusiasm and energy than I could have hoped. I loved watching you prepare for Zooms, complete science experiments (making “rain” out of shaving cream, water, and food coloring was my favorite), doing math (and more math), and writing letters and drawing pictures for others (including Mo Willems). I was afraid being isolated would be difficult but what I saw was the opposite. In the absence of being with actual friends, you developed an amazingly alive and interconnected community of stuffed animals and dolls, going so far as to give every single one of them a name and a birthday then noting each date on the calendar. Who knew so many of them would have birthdays in

March, April and May? Truth be told, during this stay-at-home period, I have learned as much from you as I hope you have learned from me. I have learned that schedules can be flexible, it’s OK to sometimes stay in pajamas all day, you can eat breakfast for dinner, and children have voices. I’ve learned more about humor as medicine, too. And I have learned from you that it is OK to play all day. When this quarantine ends, I hope we continue to live this way. So, Caroline, thanks again for being you and for helping me become a better version of me this year. Thanks for forgiving me when I made mistakes and thanks for challenging me in everything from basketball and biking to fatherhood. I’m so proud of you. Love, Daddy

lake Spaces How we live at the lake

Builder Rodney Graham says the decision to vault the ceilings of the home was the most impactful design decision.

JUNE 2020


Photography by Ken Noblezada


p. 32 A modern mill house makes a move in Davidson.


The Modern

Mill House ARCHITECTURE OF DAVIDSON HOME RETAINS ROOTS IN TOWN HISTORY by Bek Mitchell-Kidd photography by Ken Noblezada JUNE 2020



here’s always something happening in Davidson, but an entire house rolling down the street isn’t something you’d normally expect to see. The 90-year-old former mill home was traveling from its original location of Delburg Street two miles down the road to Dogwood Lane. “The most memorable part of the move was when the house went by the Brickhouse Tavern’s outdoor patio,” says Rodney Graham, builder and owner of John Marshall Custom Homes,

JUNE 2020


Interior design for the home takes its inspiration from European cottages, Scandinavian lake houses, early 20th century Southern homes, and California beach bungalows. Builder Rodney Graham added a front porch to the home after its move to Dogwood Lane.

Inc. “This was pre-COVID-19 of course, and there were a lot of jokes by patrons remarking that they didn’t realize they’d been drinking so much. It’s not every day you see a house drive by.” Moving a mill home to the spot on Dogwood Lane wasn’t in the original plans, though. “I actually had a contract to build a much larger, new home on the Dogwood Lane lot, but opted to move the mill house over because it seemed to be a better fit. It was also appealing to save a historic home

rather than tear it down,” says Graham. “I believe the mill house is a perfect fit for this corner lot, and the neighbors who have reached out seem to agree. It looks like it has always been there.” According to town history, The Delburg Cotton Mill originally opened in Davidson in 1907 and the surrounding mill village housed around 300 people in its heyday. The mill closed in 1947 and now houses offices and the aforementioned Brickhouse Tavern.

A myriad of design inspiration

After the move, Graham partnered with interior designer, Mary Alice Mitchell, owner and lead designer at Blackwell Interiors. Mitchell brought a mixture of design elements to the home drawing inspiration from European cottages, Scandinavian lake houses, early 20th century Southern homes, and California beach bungalows. Working together, Graham and Mitchell


Your Skin. Our Experts. Your Home.

The bathrooms have a clean and modern design while featuring streamlined design features that give a nod to the architectural styles of the 1930s.

JUNE 2020


What are the odds you can still see your dermatologist while you’re safely at home?

Excellent. We now offer telemedicine for new and established patients. Visit with our board-certified dermatologists using live face-to-face video in the comfort and safety of your home. We promise: ✓ A live video visit with your board-certified dermatologist. ✓ A secure and HIPAA-compliant connection. ✓ Your insurance will be billed just like an in-office visit. ✓ An immediate evaluation of your skin condition. If we feel we need to see you in person, we will schedule an in-office appointment for you.

In these uncertain times, we are still here for you. Your Skin. Our Experts. Your Home.


9735 Kincey Avenue, Suite 102, Huntersville 335 Penny Lane, Concord | 203-B Mocksville Ave, Salisbury

were able to keep much of the original roofing, siding, flooring, and most of the framing, which was in great shape. Bumping out the walls increased the square footage from 1,000 to 1,225 square feet, but it was the decision to vault the ceilings that really maximized the space of the tiny-esque home. “Without question the decision to vault the ceilings, and support the roof with large beams, was the most impactful design decision. It really opened up the house, and created the opportunity for a loft, and the beams and plank ceiling create a stunning visual effect,” says Graham. “The loft was a huge selling point for me,” says Joe Noto, a 16-year Lake Norman resident who purchased the home. “The higher ceiling added light and airiness making it feel like a much bigger house. My youngest daughter loves the loft for hanging out and she even sleeps up there sometimes.” The home is an open concept. When you walk in the front door you can see straight back to other side of the house where the master bedroom is located. “Conversely, I can just see through the front door window when lying in bed. It’s nice having so many windows in the house. I love all the light,” says Noto. The kitchen is a great illustration of how to do a lot with a little. Graham and

Mitchell made smart use of the space, with a nod to the past in an area clearly crafted with the conveniences of today. The cabinetry in the kitchen perimeter is recessed. The exterior wall was bumped out approximately two feet, and the refrigerator and pantry sit in what was originally one of the bedrooms. Mitchell kept the color palette to white, blue, and grey, bringing out warmth with touches of wood, polished nickel, and brass. The beams are whitewash which helps maintain a cozy cottage feel.

An essential add-on

One thing Graham knew he would be adding, even before the move, was a front porch. “Front porches bring you out to the front of the house where you can interact with your neighbors and pedestrians, as opposed to backyard decks that can keep you isolated.” Noto adds that the front porch makes the house feel bigger, saying, “With the COVID-19 lockdown and social distancing, more folks are taking walks. Saying hello to my new neighbors from the beautiful front porch as they walk by has been really nice.” A native dogwood tree was added by the front porch. “Its understated beauty nestles in perfectly with the neighborhood on Dogwood Lane,” says Noto. “Just like this house.”

Love Your Bath CUSTOM

holiday cakes and cupcakes

Visit to find the treat truck and follow us on social media to find our next stop @yappyhourbakery

Stay In The Know!

JUNE 2020

Find us on Facebook!


Two convenient Kohler Showrooms

HUNTERSVILLE 16235 Northcross Dr | Huntersville, NC 28078 704.892.6466 |

SOUTHPARK 621 South Sharon Amity Rd. | Charlotte, NC 28211 704.366.9099 |


Creating Beautiful Kitchens and Baths

! r e m m u S y Happ from Randy Marion Subaru

10% service /parts



301 W. Plaza Dr. | Mooresville 28117 Mon -Fri. 7:30am - 8:00pm | Sat 8:00am - 8:00pm JUNE 2020

Service Appointments: 704-663-4994 |

& accessories with this ad


Yo u r f a v o r i t e b r a n d s i n o n e n e w f a c t o r y o u t l e t Hickory Furniture Mart- 2220 Hwy 70SE Hickory NC 28602 Level 1 South Entrance 828.322.4440 W W W. R H F F U R N I T U R E O U T L E T. C O M

Dine + Wine Eating, drinking, cooking and fun

JUNE 2020


p. 38 Realizing how important the local dining scene is. p. 39 Chicken Swish Tawook p. 40 A summertime craft beer itinerary.

Dine + Wine

Wine Time

by Trevor Burton

Culinary Contemplation

After being closed for dining, restaurants slowly opening again


JUNE 2020


t was that well-known philosopher, Joni Mitchell, who said it best, “Don’t it always seem to go, that you don’t know what you’ve got ‘til it’s gone.” Echoing Mitchell, I don’t think we really appreciated what a wonderful dining environment we had in our lake area until a nasty, scrawny, 120 nanometers in diameter virus took it all away. My wife, Mary Ellen, and I moved to the lake area from northern New Jersey some 25 years ago—a decision that, like fine wine, seems to have improved as the years have gone by. Back in the day, fine dining, here, was sparse. And so, we would head down to that banking city to the south in order indulge ourselves. We had season tickets to the Charlotte Symphony— dinner and a concert was a great night out. It seems downright hilarious, now, that we were so pleased with ourselves. Driving down to Charlotte was such a breeze compared to the warfare of getting into and out of Manhattan for a concert at Lincoln Center; not to mention the huge cost involved. But then, gradually, we found ourselves going into Charlotte less and less often. Finally, we attended just one concert in a whole season and decided not to do it anymore. There had become so many choices for dining in our own back yard. What we used to consider a breeze had transformed into a major undertaking when there were so many delicious options, locally. Today, we have a large selection of wine bars with knowledgeable owners and proprietors; some wine bars have their own executive chefs. We have excellent choices of fine, Italian dining. We have, a favorite of mine, some wonderful contemporary Mexican cuisine. And more, very much more. I have a couple of vignettes that show how lucky we are. Some years back, a friend, a high-level executive at a large bank, joined us for dinner at Epic Chophouse in Mooresville. The bar was set pretty high, he was used to dining in some of New York City’s best steakhouses. During our meal he kept looking out the window at downtown Mooresville and

Trevor Burton is counting down the moments until he can dine at some of his favorite wine bars and restaurants in person.

shaking his head. He was astounded that an establishment as good as those he was used to back in the Big Apple could be found in little-old Mooresville. Let me throw in that he was much taken with Epic’s onion soup, so am I. I wish we’d had more time together. I could have shown him that Manhattan doesn’t have a lock on fine Italian cuisine, either. Also, I conduct several wine tasting and seminars at wine bars and dining establishments in our area. Each event is centered on a specific wine region or wine topic. Whether I’m focused on South American wines, wines from California’s Central Coast region or anywhere else, I’m

always pleased to find an array of wines that are available for my topic. When it comes to wine, we simply have an amazing choice at our disposal. I even had a wine from southern Brazil at one event. Now, that’s something you don’t come across too often. So, back to Joni Mitchell. She got it just right. I think we had all gotten used to the culinary excellence and availability around the lake. Maybe we even took it for granted. It took that nasty little virus to make us realize how good we have it. I’m definitely going to be, strenuously, making up for lost time. I highly recommend it as a course of action.

Photography by Glenn Roberson

Photography courtesy of Jill Dahan

In the Kitchen with Jill Dahan Ingredients 4 boneless skinless chicken thighs


Marinade 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice 5 large garlic cloves crushed 2 tbsp sheep or cow’s milk yogurt 1/2 tsp dried thyme

Jill Dahan

Awesome after marinade sauce 3 tbsp fresh lemon juice 1 large garlic clove crushed 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil

Instructions Dad’s Chicken Shish Tawook

ill Dahan lives in Cornelius and is the author of Starting Fresh! Recipes for Life. You can J learn more about her at To learn more about her nonprofit, Sunninghill Jill Kids, visit

A more natural, holistic approach to your medical problems.

• NOW OFFERING MEDICAL ACUPUNCTURE. • Vitamin Testing; Delayed Food Allergy Testing (Food allergies have been linked to many chronic illnesses.)

• Evaluation and treatment of Dementia, Multiple Sclerosis, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Neck and Back Pain, Parkinson’s Disease, Neuralgia, Headaches and Epilepsy.


Luxury & Performance at the Lake!

• BOTOX™ for migraine prevention.

• FDA approved medical supplements for the treatment of Insomnia, Fibromyalgia, Peripheral Neuropathy, Joint Pain and Chronic Pain. • Distributor of the Fisher Wallace Stimulator. FDA approved for the treatment of Depression, Insomnia, Anxiety, Chronic Pain & Obesity.

Visit our Health & Wellness Store!

Official Distributor of Green Roads CBD Hemp Oil (20% Off MSRP) Products available in our office.

RANDYMARIONCADILLAC.COM Visit Randy Marion Cadillac for all your service, parts and accessory needs

Lori Schneider, M.D.

New York University School of Medicine

Awards received last three years running “Patients’ Choice” Award • “Compassionate Physicians” Award


19615 Liverpool Pkwy., Ste. A • Cornelius • NC 28031 Shop online at

220 W. Plaza Drive I-77, Exit 36, Hwy. 150

Open 7:30 am - 8:00 pm Weekdays 8:00 am - 4:00 pm Sat.

Offering unsurpassed Concierge Service and Roadside Assistance

704-235-6502 Cadillac Direct • RANDYMARION.COM


Lakeside Neurology

JUNE 2020

This dish is a regular on our dinner table thanks to its simplicity, ease, and deliciousness. It is a very popular skewered chicken dish in the Middle East where shish means skewers and tawook means chicken. Fresh tasting and chock full of goodness, this is a lunch or dinnertime summer staple. Whip this up and bring the Middle East to the Southeast!

Mix marinade ingredients together in a flat bowl and marinate chicken pieces for at least four hours and preferably overnight night in the fridge. Remove chicken from marinade and skewer on soaked wooden skewers or rosemary sprigs. Cook in frying pan on medium high heat or on the barbecue or oven at 400F for 7-9 minutes per side until juices run clear. Remove and place in a serving dish and drizzle with after marinade sauce. Serve with tzatkiki (Greek yogurt, diced cucumbers, and onion) if desired.

Dine + Wine

On Tap

by Lara Tumer

A Craft Beer Itinerary for Outdoor Enthusiasts SOAK UP THE SUNSHINE AND SUPPORT THE BEST IN LOCAL BEER

Aloha Paddle Sports in Cornelius.

Carbonation Craft Beer and Wine Shop.


JUNE 2020


ummer is brewing up in Lake Norman, a favorite time of year to enjoy the warm weather, lake water, luscious green parks, and time outside with family and friends. This year, though, it may take place at a distance. Enjoying a cold craft beer is a great way to cool off, relax, and unwind between activities, and even if some of Lake Norman’s favorite beer gardens and tap rooms are closed, breweries are offering unlimited alternative options so you can still grab your favorite brews to go. Spend the day soaking up the sunshine with a few stops along the way supporting the Lake’s best local beer serving businesses.

Early Risers Paddleboard Session Start the day on the lake, arguably the best time to get on the water. The current is calm, and you won’t be fighting speed boaters and jet skiers for space. Paddle boarding isn’t only fun, but it’s a great way to sneak in

some exercise. Aloha Paddle Sports (located at 17505 West Catawba Avenue in Cornelius) offers paddleboard rentals from Tuesday to Sunday starting as early as 9 a.m., if you don’t own your own. Reservations and online payment is required for minimal contact and safety procedures.

Fuel Up - Park Picnic & Growlers To-Go After an hour or two of paddle boarding around the lake, head to Eleven Lakes Brewery located at 10228 Bailey Road in Cornelius. Weekend hours begin at noon and you can grab any of their noteworthy small batch beers like Sandbar Blonde or LKN IPA for just $10 a growler. Make sure to pack some sandwiches, snacks, and a picnic blanket so you can head around the corner to Bailey Road Park for a midday picnic.

Prep for Happy Hour Don’t forget local favorite D9

Brewing. Their website makes it easy and seamless to order 4-pack cans in over a dozen selections with seasonal limited releases and standing favorites both in the mix. Simply pull up and pop your drunk for curbside pickup. Throw a cooler in your car to chill your beer while you tackle the afternoon’s outdoor activities and don’t forget to stock up on a few extra cans to have at home. If you don’t have time to make the stop D9 is offering daily deliveries with an easy to use online ordering system so you can have beer delivered right to your home.

Get Moving – Mid Day Hike & Afternoon Swim Mostly shaded, Jetton Park is the perfect place to escape the sun and enjoy an afternoon hike or bike ride, depending on your preference. The loop is an approachable 1.4 miles in total and can easily be completed by the whole family with a paved path that’s easy to navigate and stroller friendly. You can pop off at

one of the park’s picnic tables and crack open your beer if you simply can’t wait. Perhaps you’ve worked up a sweat. Take the 2-3 minute drive around the corner to Ramsey Creek park to take a dip in the lake.

Stock Up for Sunset Sips Breweries aren’t the only place to buy local and regional brews. Before you head home, hop over to Carbonation Craft Beer and Wine Shop ( found at 20910 Torrance Chapel Road in Cornelius). They’re selling craft beer and wine for carry out and filling growlers with quality craft beer. You can check out a list of the breweries that they carry or give them a call for personalized recommendations if you’d like to try something new. If you’re looking to create your own beer tour, head to, with a full and comprehensive beer and wine trail map, organized by neighborhood.

We’re Here For You Before, During, & After the death of a loved one

Simply the best... for your pet!

Claudia, John, Lindsey, Jonathan Kepner

• Advanced Medicine & Surgery • Laser • Wellness Plans • Online Pharmacy • Boarding • Grooming • Vaccines/Dental Care • Exotic Pet Medicine/Boarding

Funeral arrangements are a deeply personal choice. Pre planning provides you with the time needed to make practical, detailed, decisions that reflect your standards, lifestyle, taste and budget while giving your loved ones peace of mind.

Services also include, burial, on site cremation, out of town assistance, after care and monuments.

Convenient location Adjacent to Petco & Target 10110 Northcross Center Ct, Suite 100 Huntersville, NC 28078

16901 Old Statesville Road Huntersville, NC


Alycen Adams DVM 704-439-0600

Alisha Fennell DVM

Air Conditioning, Furnaces & Heat Pumps


704-664-2665 (COOL) 704-664-4328 (HEAT)

Maintenance Agreements


Fully Stocked Service Trucks

Mention This Ad For A 15% Discount Per Visit Off Repairs Only

Significant Discounts for ESA Customers

Coupon not valid with other coupons or discounts FINANCING AVAILABLE

80 Years of Quality Contracting & Service





JUNE 2020

Call today for a FREE preplanning guide or to learn more about our aftercare program

Dine + Wine

Nibbles + Bites

by Lara Tumer |

photography by Lisa Crates

The Shop in the Neighborhood

LAKE NORMAN BUTCHERY SOURCES SELECTION OF QUALITY PRODUCTS neighborhood has done a great job of welcoming and supporting us,” they say. For several weeks, Lake Norman Butchery was one of the only local places people could find access to fresh meat and seafood with many grocery store shelves wiped clean. A few customers visited for the first time out of necessity and have returned for the superb quality. “We have some repeat customers coming every other day which is the best feedback you can get.”

JUNE 2020

Quality offerings



ith an extensive background in restaurants and food sales, opening Lake Norman Butchery was an organic next step for Sam Buttine. After moving to Mooresville just about a year and a half ago, Sam and his wife and co-owner Catherine realized there really wasn’t a business of this kind in the Lake Norman area. They set out to find a space where they could offer patrons restaurant-style meat and seafood. It’s the quality of their product that really sets them apart from your typical grocery store. It took over six months to find the perfect space for the shop. The Buttines went into the search with a very specific checklist that

included details as specific as the side of the street. They landed on a new build, which ultimately pushed back their opening date a bit but gave them a shiny new space that they could not be more pleased with.

A welcome surprise Lake Norman Butchery opened its doors just weeks before many businesses were forced to temporarily close due to statewide stay-at-home orders. Sam and Catherine are shocked at how well business is doing given the circumstances and attribute their success to a few factors. Social media and word of mouth has played a huge role in getting the word about their offerings. “The

The Buttines put quality and freshness at the top of their list when it comes to their offerings. They work with a combination of local North Carolina and regional farms to be able to offer organic, natural, and grass-fed options. You’ll find local favorites like Joyce Farms and Cheshire Pork on their list of suppliers in addition to tons of seafood that comes straight from the North Carolina coast. Sam adds his personal touch with specialty house made marinade, sauces, and spice blends. In addition to meat and seafood, the shop is filled with a number of hand-picked local products like beer and wine, elderberry syrup, and an array of pastas straight from Pasta Provisions in Charlotte. You’ll also find top-of-the-line deli meats that far exceed anything you’ll find in a grocery store. They’re constantly looking to expand and build their lineup of products but always want to make sure it’s the right fit. Currently in the works is the offering of prepackaged boxes including a grab

and go boat snack box filled with gourmet meats, cheeses, and accompaniments that can be enjoyed during the summer months on the water.

Bringing the work home Like most chefs, Sam works hours that aren’t conducive to cooking an elaborate dinner when he gets home (often at 9 p.m). Both Sam and Catherine aim to lead an active and healthy lifestyle so they traditionally opt for simple, easy, and quick to cook meals that involve only a few ingredients. “The best thing you can do when you don’t have much time is to use quality ingredients.” For the Buttine’s this usually involves grilling steak or fish with vegetables. This sentiment of quality above all else is echoed throughout the business. When they do have some extra time, Sam loves the art of smoking meat—a technique that’s long and slow, resulting in tons of flavor. Those who are looking to see a menu of their offerings should check out their website where everything neatly listed by category. If you don’t see what you’re looking for, custom orders are not only accepted but encouraged. They’re able to source pretty much anything— from quail to frog and more. Lake Norman Butchery 356 Morrison Plantation Parkway, Suite B1 Mooresville Instagram: @ lakenormanbutchery Facebook: LKN Butchery

Dine Out & Wine Down

Lake Norman’s Finest Restaurants, Pubs and Wine Bars

Any hour can be happy hour when you’re on our patio!


Gourmet New York Style brick-oven pizzas and calzones made from the best ingredients

Outdoor Bar


Brunch Food & Drink Specials

Serving the LKN community for 15 years

Dog Friendly Rotating Local Craft Beer

Award winning wings, pizza and pasta in a warm, family pub atmosphere

Authentic Pub Menu

We deliver our own food! Mon through Thurs 4pm to 10pm Fri, Sat , Sunday 11am to 10pm


@theharpandcrown @theharpandcrown

JUNE 2020

Vote for Us for Best Breakfast Best of Lake Norman CURRENTS Awards

19930 W Cataba Ave, Cornelius NC 28031 704-892-9641 •


Providing the option to wait from your car Practicing social distancing Disinfecting after each patient

Requiring facial covering to be worn in every office

Options for Care

In Office Visits

Video Visits

Secure Email Visits




We Are Open. We Are Here for You.

YOUR BEST LIFE by Renee Roberson

A Firmer Foundation Tips on slowing the effects of aging on our skin


There’s nothing better in the summertime than basking in the glow of the sunshine by the lake, beach or pool, but neglecting our skin is one of the quickest ways to see premature aging. It’s inevitable that over time our skin will experience changes, such as skin becoming drier and finer, developing visible lines on our faces and losing elasticity. According to the American Academy of Dermatology Association, taking preventative action can help slow the effects aging has on our skin. Here are a few ways they recommend reducing premature aging: 1. Protect your skin from the sun

every day. Use a sunscreen that is broad-spectrum, SPF 30 or higher, and water-resistant. Seek shade wherever possible and apply the sunscreen to all areas not covered with clothing. 2. Apply self-tanner rather than getting a tan. The sun, tanning beds and indoor tanning equipment all emit harmful UV rays that can accelerate how quickly your skin ages. 3. Exercise most days of the week. Studies suggest moderate exercise can improve circulation and boost the immune system, giving the skin a more youthful appearance. 4. Cleanse your skin gently. Scrubbing the skin can cause irritation, which accelerates aging.

Washing your face gently can safely remove pollution, makeup and other substances. 5. Apply a facial moisturizer every day. Moisturizer traps water in the skin, also helping it look younger. Also, smoking can be a hard habit to kick, but it’s worth it in order to keep your skin in tip-top shape. In addition to increasing your chances of contracting cancer, experts at The Mayo Clinic say smoking contributes to wrinkles, depletes the skin of nutrients and oxygen that are important to skin health and damages collagen and elastin, fibers that give your skin strength and elasticity. The Mayo Clinic also points to healthy eating as a way to keep a

youthful appearance, suggesting we incorporate a diet balanced with whole grains, lean proteins, fruits and vegetables and fish and avoid the addition of too many unhealthy fats. Managing stress is also an important way to treat your skin right. In today’s hustle and bustle, it can be hard to remember to slow down, care for yourself and get plenty of sleep. But the pros of being intentional about decreasing stressors well outnumber the cons. With a combination of self-care, a balanced diet, skincare routine, exercise, and the expertise of trained professionals, keeping a vibrant and youthful appearance will be a breeze.

Sponsored by:

Expert Orthopedic Care In Your Neighborhood Orthopedic Center 704.658.0956 544 Brawley School Road, Mooresville

You deserve to be free from bone and joint pain. From diagnosis to treatment to recovery, Iredell Orthopedic Center can help. Dr. Jason Batley is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon with experience treating everyone from weekend warriors to Olympic athletes. Whatever it is you want to do again, it’s time to get your pain out of the way. This is your health — don’t settle for anything but the best.

Scan the code to request more information.


Living Well Your local resource for health and wellness services near you Acupuncture

Family Medicine

Best Acupuncture Deleon Best LAc Tom Cohen LAc Raven Seltzer LAc

Iredell Family Medicine Jodi Stutts, MD Lori Sumner, PA Kristie Smith, MSN, FNP

8213 Village Harbor Drive Cornelius NC 28031 • 704 655 8298


PHC – Lake Norman Ear, Nose & Throat Megan Mathis-Webb, AuD Susie Riggs, AuD Del L. Hawk, Au.D 140 Gateway Blvd. Mooresville, NC 28117 • 704-664-9638


PHC – Cardiology Gary K. DeWeese, MD, FACC Jips Zachariah, MD

359 Williamson Road Mooresville, NC 28117 • 704-235-1829


PHC – Mooresville Dermatology Center Naomi Simon, MD Scott Paviol, MD Kristin Prochaska, PA-C Lauren Wilson, PA-C Gina Noble, PA-C 128 Medical Park Road, Suite 201 Mooresville, NC 28117 • 704-235-1827

PHC – Wolfe Dermatology Steven F. Wolfe, MD Molly Small, PA-C

114 Gateway Blvd., Unit D Mooresville, NC 28117 • 704-663-2085

Riva Aesthetic Dermatology

“Imagine your skin at its Best!” General Dermatology for the Family, Botox, Fillers, Laser/IPL & more

Kerry Shafran, MD, FAAD Lindsay Jayson, MPAS, PA-C Erin Dice, MPAS, PA-C Ashley Noone, MPAP, PA-C Nikki Leahy, MSBS, PA-C Mari Klos, LME

704-896-8837 Cornelius, Mooresville, Denver

Sona Dermatology & MedSpa

Dermatology CoolSculpting Botox

Michael J. Redmond, MD Shane O’Neil, PA-C

14330 Oakhill Park Lane Huntersville, NC 28078 I-77 & Gilead Rd, Huntersville • 704-834-1279

544 Brawley School Road Mooresville, NC 28117 • 704-360-5190

PHC – Nabors Family Medicine Emily Nabors, MD

142 Professional Park Drive Mooresville, NC 28117 • 704-696-2083

PHC – Lake Norman Family Medicine Timothy A. Barker, MD Heather C. Kompanik, MD Bruce L. Seaton, DO Amanda H. Bailey, DO Sherard Spangler, PA Daniel King, PA-C 357 Williamson Road Mooresville, NC 28117 • 704-664-7328

PHC – Sailview Family Medicine Tiana Losinski, MD Courtney Mastor, FNP

206 Joe V. Knox Ave. Suite J Mooresville, NC 28117 • 704-360-4801

PHC – Full Circle Family Medicine James W. McNabb, MD Ann Cowen, ANC-P Jacqueline Swope, FNP 435 East Statesville Avenue Mooresville, NC 28115 • 704-663-5056

PHC – Fairview Family Medicine Golnar Lashgari, MD Jennifer Scharbius, MD

150 Fairview Road, Suite 210 Mooresville, NC 28117 •704-235-0300

PHC - Troutman Family Medicine Amrish C. Patel, MD Amanda Honeychuck, NP Lauren Brannon, NP Denton Mow, PA-C 154 S Main Troutman, NC 28166 • 704-528-9903


Charlotte Gastroenterology and Hepatology John H. Moore, III, M.D. Steven A. Josephson, M.D. Scott A. Brotze, M.D. Michael W. Ryan, M.D. Devi Thangavelu, M.D. Vinaya Maddukuri, M.D. Nicholas R. Crews, M.D.

Ears, Nose and Throat

Lake Norman Offices: 13808 Professional Center Dr. Huntersville, NC 28078 115 Commerce Pointe Blvd. Mooresville, NC 28117 Appointment Line: 704-377-0246 Locations also in Charlotte, Mint Hill, Matthews, and Ballantyne

140 Gateway Blvd. Mooresville, NC 28117 • 704-664-9638

PHC –Northlake Digestive Care Carl A. Foulks, Jr., MD Chi Zuo, PA-C

PHC – Lake Norman Ear, Nose, & Throat Keith Meetze, MD Thomas Warren, MD Herb Wettreich, MD Fred New, Jr., ANP

359 Williamson Road Mooresville, NC 28117 • 704-878-2021

PHC –Comprehensive Digestive Care Center Vivek Trivedi, MD Tiedre Palmer, FNP-C

359 Williamson Road Mooresville, NC 28117 • 704-878-2021

Internal Medicine PHC – Internal Medicine & Weight Management Manish G. Patel, MD Julie Abney, PA Andrea Brock, PA-C

128 Medical Park Road, Suite 101 Mooresville, NC 28117 • 704-658-1001

PHC – Lake Norman Internal Medicine John C. Gatlin, MD LuAnne V. Gatlin, MD 548 Williamson Road, Suite 6 Mooresville, NC 28117 • 704-660-5520

Stout Internal Medicine & Wellness Dr. Sam Stout Andrea Colvin, NP

Occupational Medicine Iredell Occupational Medicine Joe Wolyniak, DO

128 E. Plaza Dr., Unit 3 Mooresville, NC 28115 • 980-444-2630

Orthopaedic Surgery Iredell Orthopaedic Center Jason Batley, MD

544 Brawley School Road Mooresville, NC 28117 • 704-658-0956

PHC – Piedmont Bone & Joint Scott Brandon, MD Byron E. Dunaway, MD Brett L. Feldman, MD Alex Seldomridge III, MD Kim Lefreniere, PA-C Sherry Dawn Repass, FNP-BC

359 Williamson Road Mooresville, NC 28117 • 704-235-1829

Orthopedic Surgery – Spine PHC – Piedmont Bone & Joint Alex Seldomridge, III, MD

444 Williamson Road, Suite B Mooresville, NC 28117 • 704-360-9310

359 Williamson Road Mooresville, NC 28117 • 704-235-1838


Physiatry –Interventional Spine Care

PHC – Neurology & Sleep Medicine Dharmen S. Shah, MD 359 Williamson Road Mooresville, NC 28117 • 704-873-1100

PHC – Lake Norman Neurology Andrew J. Braunstein, DO Ryan Conrad, MD Craig D. DuBois, MD Douglas Jeffery, MD Roderick Elias, MD

124 Professional Park Dr, Ste A Mooresville, NC 28117 • 704-662-3077

PHC – Lake Norman Neurology Andrew J. Braunstein, DO Ryan Conrad, MD Craig D. DuBois, MD Douglas Jeffery, MD Roderick Elias, MD

9735 Kincey Avenue, Ste 203 Huntersville, NC 28078 • 704-766-9050

NeuroSurgery- Spine Iredell NeuroSpine Peter Miller, MD, Ph.D.

544 Brawley School Road 28117 Mooresville, NC 28117 • 704-954-8277

Obstetrics/Gynecology PHC – Lake Norman OB/GYN James Al-Hussaini, MD Laura Arigo, MD Katie Collins, DO Grant Miller, MD James Wilson, MD Nicole S. Wellbaum, MD Coral Bruss, ANP-C

131 Medical Park Road, Suite 102 Mooresville, NC 28117 • 704-663-1282

PHC –Govil Spine & Pain Care Harsh Govil, MD, MPH Thienkim Walters, PA-C April Hatfield, FNP-C

359 Williamson Road Mooresville, NC 28117 • 704-235-1829

Primary Care

Iredell Primary Care for Women Eva Imperial, MD, FAAFP

114 Gateway Blvd, Suite B Mooresville, NC 28117 • 980-435-0406

PULMONOLOGY PHC –Pulmonology Enrique Ordaz MD Jose Perez MD Ahmed Elnaggar, MD

125 Days Inn Drive, Mooresville, NC 28117 • 704-838-8240


PHC – Rheumatology Sean M. Fahey, MD Dijana Christianson, DO

128 Medical Park Road, Suite 101 Mooresville, NC 28117 • 704-658-1001


Caring for Your


n our world today, there are game-winning strategies, finance strategies, and at this point even strategies in place to protect our people from viruses like COVID-19...but what about an Anti-Aging Strategy? If you never want to fear a mirror... keep reading! At Carolina Age Management Institute, Dr. Giordano and his award-winning team are dedicated to your skin health and body goal success —quarantined or not. Here’s the top 3 ways to combat aging.

JUNE 2020


1) 3 Wisemen: This laser combination treatment, named and developed by Dr. Giordano himself, has become a staple

for patients that are fighting the most prominent signs of aging: discoloration, fine lines and wrinkles, and enlarged pores. Using three different laser modalities, this treatment at CAMI works above and below the surface for glowing, smooth, even toned skin! Patients love this treatment and it is a great option while practicing social distancing because of its minimal downtime. 2) Dermaplane Hydrafacial: Because dead skin results in lackluster, greyish, dull tones, our family of Licensed Estheticians love for patients, ranging from preventative stages all the way to more corrective stages,

to have this “instant result” treatment done. When combined in a single session, patients find their skin glowing instantly due to a deep exfoliation of dead skin cells and infused medical grade serum leaving pores healthy, clean, and unnoticeable. With repeat visits, fine lines and wrinkles can be diminished and prevented too! 3) Advanced Injections: When in doubt, inject to perfect your appearance with Dr. Giordano and his team of experts at CAMI. The great thing about neuromodulators like Botox and Fillers like Juvederm are that when injected, lines are smoothed and sunken,

depressed or sagging areas become volumized. Concerns like jowls, deflated lips, hollow cheeks, small chin, and poorly contoured jawline can all be corrected almost instantly, with minimal to no downtime showing optimal results in two weeks or less. LEARN MORE:

8712 Lindholm Drive, #302, Huntersville New location: CAMI Rock Barn, located inside of the Rock Barn Country Club and Spa, Hickory 704.997.6530


JUNE 2020


PhotosBy: Old South Studios

Weddings Receptions Corporate Events

Vote for us for Best Golf Course at Voting Ends June 1 so vote today!

www.TrumpNationalCharlotte.Com | 120 Trump Square Mooresville, NC 28117 | 704-799-7300


Celebrate in Style!


How Hard is it to Start a

Podcast? by Renee Roberson photography by Renee Roberson

JUNE 2020

A graphic artist friend of mine from California created the cover art for the podcast.



t was while interviewing Davidson resident Stacey Simms about her Diabetes Connections podcast for CURRENTS several years ago that I first learned about podcasts. For anyone unfamiliar, a podcast is an episodic series of spoken word digital audio files that a user can download to a personal device for easy listening. There are now more than 800,000 active podcasts available worldwide, if that tells you anything about their popularity. When a friend started telling me about some true crime podcasts a few years ago, I started wading my way into the podcast waters. I loved studying the different formats, the choices of music and sound effects, and the way all the elements could come together to tell a compelling story. How hard would it be to create

my own podcast?, I thought to myself more than once. In my spare time, I would jot ideas down in a notebook. What type of equipment would I need? What would the format be? How would I learn all the technical aspects of production? How would I find content? I even attended a specialized writing conference in Raleigh last summer, “MurderCon,” so I could glean more ideas and network. Finding myself with extra time on my hands thanks to COVID-19’s shelter-at-home orders, I gave myself a deadline to finally get a podcast up and running. I honed in on a topic (missing people) and came up with a title, “Missing in the Carolinas.” I bartered services with a graphic artist friend of mine to create the cover art (she needed editing done for her online business).

I began writing scripts. I bought a microphone and started playing around with GarageBand on my computer. I begged one of my teenagers for help with the software. I bought stock music and created an introduction that could be used at the beginning of each episode. I tried recording the first episode, and quickly learned a read-through of each script is mandatory before hitting the record button. I also may have deleted the audio more than once when I was only trying to erase part of the recording. I researched the best media hosts for the podcast, because you have to buy a membership to one before you can get it to “feed” into places like Apple podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher, etc. This was uncharted territory for me. It was much harder than I anticipated. But after producing

the first few episodes, I realized it would be silly not interview guests if I could find them. After recording one interview via Zoom, I wasn’t entirely impressed with the audio quality and am now looking for other options. Although it’s been a slow process, I’m proud of the new skills I’ve taught myself— audio production, recording, interviewing, media hosting, creating an e-mail list, script writing—just to scratch the surface. So far, I’ve invested a small amount of money into this project and am not receiving compensation. It’s a complete passion project, but one that I hope will grow over time and generate more interest. And if it can be used to help solve a missing persons case, well, that would be worth the time invested. Wish me luck.

JUNE 2020


JUNE 2020



Issuu converts static files into: digital portfolios, online yearbooks, online catalogs, digital photo albums and more. Sign up and create your flipbook.