LNC July 2014

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Currents Maryline Roux hits the track 40 years of Big Daddy’s Summer hats for hot days

Pickleball Takes Off

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The Point Waterfront Old World elegance adorns European inspired interior on Lake Norman. Gracious living spaces on three levels. Gourmet kitchen is appointed w/custom cabinetry & professional appliances. Living room & breakfast area open to the kitchen with lakeside views & access to terrace. The lower level has spacious media-wet bar area & wood burning fireplace. 2nd master suite and exercise room. Pool, spa & pier.

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Casual lake living & great for entertaining. Spacious great room with vaulted ceiling and fireplace. Secondary living quarters on lake level with full kitchen, billiard, rec room. Lush landscaping, gentle slope, private covered pier with boatslip. Fabulous for a primary or vacation home.

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Stately full-brick home w/stone accents sits on level, lush corner lot. Open floor design, newly finished HDWD flrs, 2-sty foyer, dual staircase, fml DR. GR features massive built-ins flanking FPL, French doors lead to covered porch. Island style KIT for entertaining. Elegant owner’s suite w/private access to rear porch. Short walk to your dock.

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Magnificent all-brick home. Breathtaking view of the 14th green. Soaring customdesigned FPL in 2-sty GR. KIT has Wolf gas c-top, custom cabinets/island, granite. 36’x 24’ outdoor fieldstone terrace, firepit, Viking grill & cook top. Home has been completely updated, interior freshly painted, irrigation system. Located on cul-de-sac street.

Gracious full brick home just updated from top to bottom. Fresh paint, refinished HDWDs, new carpeting, lighting, new roof. Chef’s KIT with granite, natural stone backsplash, SS appls, gas c/top, island, breakfast bar. Screened porch overlooking lovely lot bordered by treed neighborhood commons. Pre-inspected and move-in ready.

MLS# 3008705 $599,000 Agents: Julie Lopez 704.451.4001/ Lori Ivester Jackson 704.996.5686

Gorgeous WF home! Plenty of outdoor living. Hardwoods. Kitchen with SS, granite, custom cabinetry, wine/beer cooler & more. Two stone FPLS. Great room on main and basement. Large MSTR suite w/deck, walk-ins w/ builtins & spa-like master bath. BSMT with exercise/office. Floating dock/pier. Over 250’ shoreline.

BRING YOUR BUILDER to these water front lots 10 & 11. Harbor Master is a quiet community of only 28 homes. Boat slip & dock recently constructed. Flat deep lots. 20 minutes to Uptown Charlotte and airport. Experience lake front living!

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DISTINCTIVE HOMES Cornelius Waterfront Charming oasis with quiet grandeur & enchanting views. 9000+sqft interior with master BR and 4 BR suites, exercise room, wine room & parlor. Home is richly appointed with intricately wrought iron & Brazilian cherry wood spiral staircase. Features are detail molding, architectural arches, art nooks, rare custom granite & onyx c/tops. Perfectly situated for total privacy with tropical splendor.

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The Peninsula Waterfront Elegant French Country waterfront estate. Exquisite detail & craftsmanship throughout. Gracious light-filled soaring entry hall w/stunning spiral staircase. Chef’s KIT w/family friendly GR & expansive view of lake. LL w/ summer KIT, outdoor living & entertaining, covered sitting areas, pool & hot tub. Private dock w/sitting area & boat & PW slips. Automatic iron gate, circular driveway, 3 car garage.

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Sherrills Ford Waterfront

Cornelius Waterfront

Cornelius Waterfront

Premier Lake Norman setting. Stunningly appointed style villa with unobstructed panoramic views. Dramatic 400ft entry drive to spectacularly landscaped custom built estate home. Polished & travertine marble floors, Mexican hand carved limestone hearth, mahogany & Brazilian teak wood trims throughout. Wide open views of Lake Norman and undeveloped Lake Norman State Park from all rooms, Sensational Home on point lot.

Fantastic updated Cornelius Waterfront with great casual chic flair. Large water side KIT with Wolf appliance package & rich walnut cabinetry. 2MSTR suites, elevator, flagstone terrace and screened porch overlook resort style pool and spa, complete with shoreline gazebo. Guest apartment over garage with gourmet KIT, private bedroom/bath and water view terrace.

Stunning lakefront stone & stucco tudor-style home. Gourmet KIT with huge island, coffered ceiling living room w/FPL, master suite with morning bar, dramatic curved staircase. Lake level family room with stone fireplace & bar entertainment area. Pier and covered gazebo. Even room for a pool.

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Cornelius Waterfront Lot

Cornelius The Peninsula

Cornelius The Peninsula

English Gothic style home to be “Built to Suit” per client’s needs. Located in beautiful Davidson Wood subdivision. Walking distance to downtown Davidson & Davidson College. Offering NAHB, Energy Star Light Fixture & appliances, engineered wood products, No/Low VOC paints, sealants & vanishes. Sealed crawl space, spray foam insulation & tankless water heater.

Winding wooded estate entrance to custom log home on 11 acres in Huntersville. Custom features, extensive custom cabinetry & trims, expansive gourmet KIT with granite and professional Viking appls. Comfortable GR w/stone FPL. Relax on rocking chair porch and enjoy the privacy of estate acreage. Property adjacent to the Northstone Club and can be subdivided.

Location and Location with Awesome Big Main Channel Waterviews!! Bring your own builder. Pier in place, no HOA, yet in the heart of The Peninsula area surrounded by multi-million dollar homes. Small step-down sandy beach

Gorgeous 4BR, full brick home! All formals, plus office and bonus room. Kitchen has granite, tile backsplash, large island w/Dacor cooktop, SS appls incl trash compactor and limestone tile floor. HW throughout main living areas, plantation shutters on all windows. Custom painting throughout. All closets have custom cabinetry. New roof 2014.

MLS# 2143607 $1,298,000 Agents: Julie Pfeffer 704.661.7590 / Lori Ivester Jackson 704.996.5686

MLS# 3001755 $1,199,000 Agents: Reed Jackson 704.713.3623 / Kristen Kosicki 704.231.0714

Stately brick home w/3 car garage (epoxy flrs), kitchen w/cherry cabinets, granite counters & new SS appls, new Airco & heating system. Upgrades include, HDWD floor in workout room, main bedroom & dressing room. Full sound system throughout home & on deck, wine cooler in butler room, EPI hardwood on deck, Beautiful gardens and private backyard.

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MLS# 2202763 $769,000 Agent: Lori Ivester Jackson 704.996.5686

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10 The Main Channel

What’s hip at Lake Norman


16 Porthole 26 Rip Currents

The Fourth Annual Curry Celebrity Classic

17 Captain’s Chair John Anderson makes sure everyone has a good time

— People

Davidson’s Maryline Roux is determined to compete

30 Game On Pickleball, anyone?

20 Rip Currents 39 Live on — Style Hold on to your hat

22 Thoughts from

the Man Cave

Navy SEALS swim to rescue, rebuild and restore



What really matters isn’t visible

40 The Galley

with Lynn and Glenn

Bacchus takes on tapas


42 Home Port

A Mooresville home that will knock your socks off

58 Currently

The best of Lake Norman, a farce and an outdoor movie


64 Lori’s Larks

Editor Lori K. Tate takes time to tube


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Maryline Roux hits the track 40 years of Big Daddy’s Summer hats for hot days

Pickleball Takes Off

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At The Helm


was never the first person chosen for the team when I was a kid. That said, I developed a strong fear of dodge ball that remains with me until this day. And I’m also scared of any kind of bat, as a plastic T-ball one struck me in the eye during fourth grade recess. Years later in high school, my athletic prowess didn’t improve much. In P.E. class a junior spiked a volleyball that jammed my little freshman finger, and I also realized that a granny shot was not an acceptable basketball move if you were playing a real game. During my junior year, my best friend and I joined the boys’ cross country team (there was not a girls’ cross country team at our school back then) simply because the boys were cute. A week later we turned in our running shoes because we just weren’t into sweating all that much, and in retrospect, I guess the boys weren’t really that cute. All of this is to say that athletics simply weren’t my thing when I was younger. That all changed in college when

ME TIME Exercise offers the great escape I began working out to avoid the freshman 15. While aerobics and running helped me stay in shape, I was surprised to discover that the mental rewards were even greater. When I went for a run, it was all about me. I could think, sort out problems, plan the rest of my day and even dream. This discovery has stayed with me ever since, as I try to make exercise a priority no matter how busy my schedule is. In our 24-7 world, it’s hard to carve out time for yourself without feeling guilty. Between work, family and community commitents and responsibilties, it sometimes feels decadent to take time out for a long run on the greenway or an hour at the lap pool, but it shouldn’t. At my first real job after graduating from college, I had a bad habit of working through lunch. My dad would constantly tell me that, “You have to sharpen the saw if you want to cut good wood all day.” After almost burning out, I learned that he was right and began at least going outside during

lunch for a few minutes each day. The same is true with exercise. If you want to put 100 percent into all aspects of your life, you need to be at 100 percent. Exercise is a way to get there. It’s amazing how much a quick run can change your perspective for the better. In 45 minutes, less than an episode of Scandal, you can have a clear head, as well as a new take on things. Most of my ideas for this publication pop into my head when I’m working out (or in the shower, but that’s a story for another column). The point is this, you have to take care of yourself before you can take care of anyone else. So this summer, find a way to be active that you enjoy. Walk your dog, learn to play pickleball, sign up for a 5K or take up Pilates. The choice is yours, but you have to make it and act on it. Thinking about it won’t get you anywhere. Just do it.

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Sharing the Past with the Future Rachel Jeffreys remembers via Tales from the Great War


For Rachel Jeffreys, 2014 is more than the centennial of World War I. It is an opportunity to connect to the past and share the character and joy of her grandfather, Tom Jeffreys. She accomplished this by creating Tales from the Great War, a show that combines recordings, songs, film clips, slides, live readings and reenactments to provide a combination of entertainment and commemoration. Tom Jeffreys was the first man from his Welsh hometown of Llanelli to enlist, and he was proud of it. After weeks spent in Britain without action, however, Tom was anxious to see war-torn France. He deserted and enlisted instead with the Royal Navy, and although he never learned to swim, he traveled the world in service. The stories of her grandfather, captured in voice recordings, are the core of Rachel Jeffreys’ interest in WWI. She drew from these and the stories of other men from the war to make a successful radio program. In 2013, she began work on a stage adaptation, partnering with actors and historians to contextualize the experiences of individual men in the context of the greater world. You can see the fruits of her labor at The Warehouse Performing Arts Center in Cornelius on August 1 and 2. Tales from the Great War is a selective mix of people and voices, and although Rachel hopes that audiences will find it enjoyable and educational, Jeffreys has one main goal in mind for her audiences. “I hope that people will realize the importance of recording their relatives,” she says, “even just writing it down.” — Connor Roberson, photography by Glenn Roberson

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Above: Rachel Jeffreys wants people to realize the importance of recording their relatives. Left: Tom Jeffreys in 1919 wearing his dress uniform.

THE SCOOP Tales from the Great War will be performed on August 1 and 2 at 8 p.m. and on August 3 at 2 p.m. at The Warehouse Performing Arts Center in Cornelius. For more information, visit www.warehousepac.com.

From left, James Black and Steven Wall.

Not Too Shabby Chic About six years ago, Steven Wall and James Black decided to take a break from corporate America and began brainstorming business ideas that would allow them to express themselves creatively. They started out by creating custom lamps using pieces they found through architectural salvage. Then, during one of their outings at an antique store, they met a woman who suggested they try their hand at painted furniture. “Our first show we took six pieces and sold it all,” says Wall. The two men have since opened up a storefront on Williamson Road called Simply Vintage Interiors, where

they sell shabby chic and cottage-style painted furniture, wall décor made from vintage and upcycled items, and locally made upholstered goods. So far, their furniture and décor have been very well received, and they also set up a booth at the Metrolina Expo International Collectibles & Antiques Show once a month. In addition, Wall and Black take items to sell at The Depot at Gibson Mill in Concord. Wall says what makes their store unique is that they really try to personalize each piece. He and Black paint all the furniture themselves and will take custom orders upon request. They try to avoid carrying mass-produced pieces that could be found in other stores and note that the lamps they create and sell are “truly one-of-a-kind.” Some of their most recent creations showcased in the store include a pair of handmade blue bottle lamps, a vintage sunburst mirror and a hand-painted, white seven-drawer dresser. “We’ve definitely enjoyed this venture,” says Wall. “At first we thought, ‘Well, we’ll try it.’ And we grew to love it, especially after we saw that Mooresville liked us.” — Renee Roberson, photography by Ben Sherrill

THE SCOOP Simply Vintage Interiors 129-B Williamson Road Mooresville

We Just LOVE! Sweaty Bands

Add some pizazz to your workout with Sweaty Bands. Lined with a special fabric, these bands won’t slip out of your hair when you do burpees, or anything else for that matter. They come in a variety of sizes and colors. You can find Sweaty Bands locally at Omega Sports, NorthCross Shopping Center, 9747 Sam Furr Road, Huntersville, www.omegasports.net. Individual bands range in price from $15 to $18. — Photography by Glenn Roberson

In the Kitchen with Jill Dahan

Photography courtesy of Elke Talbot

Roasted Sweet Potato Salad

Potato salad can be potato/potahto but not if you swap your everyday spuds for some Japanese sweet potatoes and sprinkle generously with some creamy lavender goat cheese. These little purple skinned/white fleshed numbers not only deliver a whopping dose of vitamin A, C and B6, but they have a lovely creamy, sweet flavor and crunchy purple skin. Roasted, sprinkled with a lavender goats cheese and tossed in a lemon dressing this salad is elevated to a whole new level that promises to have your guests drooling for more. Ingredients 4 medium Japanese sweet potatoes (or other variety), scrubbed with skins 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil 1/2 cup goat cheese, crumbled (I love Cypress Grove Purple Haze.) 1 large garlic clove, crushed 3-4 tablespoons fresh lemon juice (depending on how much zing you want) 1 bunch green onions chopped finely 1 cup of pea shoots or fresh baby green leaves Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste Instructions Blend lemon juice, olive oil and garlic in a blender until creamy and set aside. Prick each potato a few times and bake whole at 375 F for 25 to 30 minutes until just slightly softened. Remove, cut into wedges and place wedges in a single layer on a baking sheet. Return to the oven and bake for an additional 20 to 25 minutes until lightly browned. Remove and place on a platter and toss with onions, salt and pepper to taste, and enough dressing to coat lightly. To serve, sprinkle with shoots and crumbled cheese and serve room temperature. Serves four. Jill Dahan lives in Cornelius and is the author of Starting Fresh! Recipes for Life. She also teaches cooking classes at Earth Fare in Huntersville. You can learn more about her at www.jilldahan.com. 11 lake norman currents | July 2014 | www.lncurrents.com

Shop & Tell Something fishy at Birkdale, Brazilian breezes and homegrown home design MPP Boutique opened last month in downtown Cornelius. The store is named for the private label line of handbags called MissPrettyPerfect. Owner La Toya Stevens says MPP Boutique will offer design-conscious locals a three-prong

approach to fashion. In addition to the trendy fashion accessories and high-end authentic designer consignments, Stevens will offer custom design services, as well as sewing and design lessons for a variety of skill levels. The workshops stem

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from the Charlotte Fashion Incubator (www.thecharlottefashionincubator. com), an organization she founded. Sewing and design lessons will be sold individually and as monthly memberships for those interested in having access to the studio, equipment and all classes. Workshops will range from beginner to advanced fashion designing. Stevens learned to sew from her mother, Courtrina, at the age of five. She nurtured the skill through college, where she earned a B.S. in Fashion Design and Merchandising from North Carolina A&T State University and an A.A.S. in Fashion Design from the prestigious Parsons School of Design. After college she worked under the tutelage of New York City handbag designer Ellen Eichel of EDE Handbags before starting her own line of handbags under the private label MissPrettyPerfect. “I’m thrilled to be able to take my love of design and fashion accessories to the next level with MPP Boutique,” says Stevens. “Once I fulfilled my dream of having my own line of handbags, I knew I wanted a storefront. Cornelius is the perfect place to see this dream come to fruition.” MPP Boutique, 19812-A South Main Street, Cornelius, 828.310.4736.

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Emily Jane Baldwin has opened Nellie Jane at Morrison Plantation in Mooresville. The home boutique features a fun mix of antique, new and vintage furniture pieces, plus lighting, mirrors, vintage jewelry and special trinkets. Baldwin opened the store in late May after working for Lowe’s corporate. Funky and modern

designs to timeless and traditional ones are all represented here. “Interior design is just a hobby of mine,” says Baldwin. “I remember buying my first piece of furniture with money I saved from babysitting. I’ve learned a lot from my mother’s taste and guidance and just developed an eye for home design.” Nellie Jane, Morrison Plantation, 105 Singleton Road, Suite 101, Mooresville, www.nelliejane.com. Johnson & Wales University graduate and chef Kester Kemp Jr. has opened Tyrian Blue Premium Seafood Market at Birkdale Crossing in Huntersville. You’ll find fresh New England cod and flounder, along with Florida red snapper, Maryland blue and soft shell crabs, wild Alaskan King Salmon, Maine shrimp, Hawaiian sushi-grade tuna, fluke from Montauk, New York, plus a vast selection of fresh North Carolina fish (think monkfish, rainbow trout, yellowfin tuna, wahoo, flounder and more). Drawing on sustainable guidelines established by the Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch Program, Marine Stewardship Council and Blue

Ocean Institute, Tyrian Blue carries seafood designated as Green Label (best choice) or Yellow Label (good alternative). Kemp buys his seafood directly and locally whenever possible. Tyrian Blue Premium Seafood Market, Birkdale Crossing, 9525 Birkdale Crossing Drive, Suite 101, Huntersville, www.tyrianbluemarket.com. Summertime is the best time to embrace the fashions of Brazil. At least that’s what native Brazilian Patricia de Souza thinks, as she opened Vanilla Brazil in Birkdale Village this past spring. The wife of Miguel Paluto, a professional racecar driver, de Souza constantly received compliments on her wardrobe after moving to the area about five years ago, so she decided to offer her favorite designers to Lake Norman. In her boutique, complete with a play area for children, you’ll find an extensive selection of Havaianas for everyone from babies to men, as well as beachwear by Cia. Maritima and ViX, and shoes by Melissa. Vanilla Brazil, Birkdale Village, Huntersville, look for Vanilla Brazil on Facebook.

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Minding Manners in the Modern Age Davidson’s Aimee Symington has the edge on etiquette “Kids, these days…” It’s a sentiment usually accompanied with rolling eyes and a sigh by older adults pointing out the faults of the younger generation. Today’s tweens often appear more concerned with texting and using their iPods than with common courtesies. But older adults aren’t the only ones to notice a lack of kindness and respect. A new survey by Davidsonbased Finesse Worldwide found that 84 percent of kids between the ages of 10 to 14 believe their peers need better table manners, followed closely by cell phone Aimee Symington says that good and social media manners. manners set you a apart in a Research shows competitive world. that people with good manners and social skills are more confident, maintain healthier relationships and thrive professionally. According to Karen Zauber of the National Education Association, parents “owe it to their children to teach them manners and etiquette if they truly want them to succeed.” Davidson resident and etiquette expert Aimee Symington of Finesse Worldwide agrees. “Good manners set you apart in a competitive world,” says Symington, who has developed an interactive class called Impressions™, The Modern Cotillion for a New Generation for rising fifth, sixth and seventh graders. She incorporates multimedia, games, group activities and a formal party. Symington’s survey also found kids feel most unsure making conversation with others, looking adults in the eyes and fitting in. All of these areas are addressed in the class. Gretchen Greene enrolled her daughter. “It’s important to me that my kids get out from behind their cell phones and iPads and learn to look people in the eyes and be good conversationalists,” she explains. “I also want them to learn to use social media in a responsible way.” — Allison Andrews, photography courtesy of Aimee Symington THE SCOOP The Impressions™ class will be held in Huntersville in September at the Birkdale Golf Club. Another class will be offered in Charlotte in October at Carmel Country Club. Classes are limited. For more information on Impressions go to www.FinesseWorldwide.com.

Pony Up Alyssa Amberge prepares for the experience of a lifetime Not everyone gets to fulfill a dream during her lifetime, let alone at the age of 13, but Alyssa Amberge is one such person. Next month the Huntersville resident will compete in the Large Pony Category of the 2014 US Pony Finals in Lexington, Kentucky. A rising eighth grader at Bailey Middle School, Amberge began riding when she was 5 years old and started going to equestrian camp at age 8. These days she trains with Robbie Hunt at Hunters Lane Farm in Huntersville. “I ride pretty much every day,” says Amberge, who currently rides a Warmblood Welsh named Jet Blue. “Riding really helps me focus.” Asked if she’s nervous about the competition, Amberge says that she’s simply looking forward to the experience.

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The 4th Annual Curry Celebrity Classic to benefit the Ada Jenkins Center

Photography courtesy of Media Arts Collective, LLC (Jon Strayhorn)

The Curry family not only has a passion for basketball and golf, but they also have a passion for their community. On Monday, June 16, Dell and Stephen Curry hosted The 4th Annual Curry Celebrity Golf tournament at River Run Country Club in Davidson to benefit the Ada Jenkins Center. Community partners included ACN, Bojangles, Carlisle and Gallagher Consulting Group, Chiquita, G&W Equipment, Hendrick Automotive, Ivester Jackson Distinctive Properties and Mountain Stream Appraisal. Golfers included Dell and Stephen Curry; Al Wood; former NFL players Phil Crosby, Frank Garcias, Tim McKyer and local meteorologist Brad Panovich. The group enjoyed golf followed by a prime rib dinner at River Run to end the day. The Ada Jenkins Center is a non-profit health and human services agency providing more than 21 programs and services aimed at assisting individuals become healthier, better educated and economically self-sufficient. The center supports the communities of Huntersville, Davidson, Cornelius and South Iredell County. For more information, visit www.adajenkins.org.

From left, Tamara Roach, Lisa Estes, Melody Hedger and Jane Cacchione.

Coach Bob McKillop with Stephen and Dell Curry.

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Captain’s Chair

FUN the business of

by Lori K. Tate photography by Ben Sherrill

J ohn Anderson makes sure everyone has a great time


o some folks, summertime means the living is easy, but for John Anderson, summertime means the living is busy. As the Recreation Center Program Supervisor for the Cornelius Parks, Arts, Recreation and Culture Department, Anderson oversees all of PARC’s summer camp offerings, which brought in more than 2,800 participants last summer. For the past 12 years, the 35-year-old Cornelius native has been making sure that children and adults in the community have access to fun. We recently spoke with him to find out what’s in store for this summer.

How did you get into this line of work? I’m one of the few born and raised from around here. I went to Pheiffer University where I got my human resources degree. I was working at the YMCA with the afterschool program there. This job came open, and I applied for it. It was right up my alley, just being able to get out in front of people and talk to them.

What does your position entail? I program the two recreation centers that we have. One is here at Bailey Middle School and the other one being J.B. Washam Recreation Center at the elementary school. We have a partnership with Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools where we get to program the schools in our section that are allotted to us for activities such as soccer camps, yoga, Pilates, things like that. We rent out the gym to local AAU (Amateur Athletic Union Boys Basketball) teams and also host a few tournaments. We’re lucky that we have this partnership because we didn’t have any space at first.

As the Recreation Center Program Supervisor for the Cornelius Parks, Arts, Recreation and Culture Department, John Anderson programs the town’s two recreation centers throughout the year.


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What do you enjoy about this job?

What’s going on for kids this summer?

I like working with kids. That’s one of things I like. We partner with Davidson and Huntersville Parks and Rec, and we have the Lake Norman Teen Council. I like seeing the kids grow up from the different communities, and I also like meeting so many different people. I can honestly say I actually love my job. I like coming to work every single day.

Our camps are really popular. We have a full-day camp that’s held here at Bailey Recreation Center. Then we also have a bunch of half-day camps for sports and also for the arts. Those are held throughout Cornelius.

What exciting things are planned for the summertime? We have partnered with My Aloha Paddle and Surf, Inc. to offer stand up paddleboarding. We’ll be doing some things with NC Sailing & Rowing to offer adult sailing. Of course, we have our outdoor movie series every year. One of the things we do is hold the outdoor boat-in, that’s the outdoor movie at Ramsey Creek. We put the movie screen where you can see it from land and water. Through a little device, you can hear the movie in your boat as long as you have a handheld radio or your antenna is out of the water. That’s another reason I like my job because I get to do so much.

that’s a group I’m trying to reach out to anyway, so we started a pickleball free play at J.V. Washam. If people come to us with a need, then we try to fulfill it. We even had a tournament for pickleball in May.

Are there spots still available? For the half-day camps, yes. For the full-day camps, they filled up in the first two days of registration. If you wait to sign up for the full-day camps, you’ll miss it.

Are the camps affordable for everyone? That’s another thing I love about this, is that we try to make it affordable for everyone. It’s a “don’t leave anybody behind” type deal.

It seems like you’re really on top of what people are interested in doing. That’s where it comes from, people asking for programs. When we do our evaluations we always ask people where they heard about us and are there any programs that they would like to see offered. We keep a database of that. If there’s enough interest, we figure out a way to offer it.

What do you think the function of PARC should be?

How do you decide what to offer?

For one, I think it should be affordable. The instructors I work with care about their jobs. They’re not just in it for the money; they’re in it for the partcipants.

We do surveys. We put it on our web site. People also come to us and ask for things. For instance, pickleball. A guy came to me and said he needed some space for pickleball. It’s a senior program, and

For more information regarding the Cornelius Parks, Arts, Recreation and Culture Department, visit www.cornelius.org.



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Take a closer look at summer’s hottest trend Summer Time Hat by Roxy, $32, IcyWakes Surf Shop, The Shops at The Fresh Market, 20601 Torrence Chapel Road, Cornelius, www.icywakessurfshop.

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Ribbon Crusher UPF 50+ Hat by San Diego Hat Company, $22, Charlotte Shoe Company, 202 S. Main Street, Davidson, www.charlotteshoecompany.com.

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Thoughts from the Man Cave

Shannon Rusch, a U.S. Navy Seal Team 4 veteran, led a team that swam more than 14 miles in Lake Norman last summer. He plans to do it again on August 1.

by Mike Savicki photography by Ben Sherrill

Twelve Miles A swim to rescue, rebuild and restore How far do I need to swim to help a brother? How far do I need to swim to heal their wounds and stop the pain and suffering that ripples through the veteran community? How far do I need to swim to reduce the number of soldier and civilian suicides that happen every single day in our nation’s cities and small towns?



hose are the questions Shannon Rusch, 37, a U.S. Navy Seal Team 4 veteran asked himself in early 2013 when he first looked at a map of Lake Norman and wondered what he could do to make a change in the lives of others. His answer was different than what you might imagine. To a Navy SEAL, distance isn’t something typically measured in miles. Numbers don’t really matter as much as the mission. The effort is what matters. So Mooresville’s Rusch simply chose two of his favorite locations on the lake — Queen’s Landing and Rusty Rudder as his start and finish points, and began planning. “Hey, man, how far did we swim that one time in BUDS [Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL]?” Rusch asked Rich Graham, a BUDS Class 236 friend and SEAL Team 10 veteran who now lives in Orlando, by phone. “Wasn’t it like 14 miles?” “No, it was more like seven,” Graham replied. “But it felt like at least 14.” So Rusch asked Graham if he wanted to join him on a 12-mile swim across Lake Norman. Knowing that he still had the passion to serve — Graham agreed.

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Then he called Troy Pusateri, another BUDS Class 236 friend who now lives in Charleston, and asked him to join forces. Pusateri agreed without hesitation. Six weeks later, on a hot early August morning, the trio took to the water with a new mission — a purpose unlike anything they had ever undertaken before. Leaving Queen’s Landing shortly after sunrise, they relayed their way in 30-minute shifts southward towards Rusty Rudder. “There is a team of Navy SEALS swimming across the lake right now,” boaters radioed to one another. An escort armada of boats soon surrounded the trio. Their plan was to cover the 12-mile distance in approximately eight hours, but because they swam so fast, and with such purpose, they approached Rusty Rudder well ahead of schedule. “Let’s add a couple miles,” Rusch said to his teammates. “We wouldn’t want to arrive at our party before the guests, would we?” After eight hours in the water, and what ultimately measured at more than 14 miles, Rusch had not only raised money and

awareness but also created quite a buzz. As Rusch, Graham and Pusateri entered the final stretch, police and fireboats showered them with a water cannon rarely seen on the lake. Their mission was complete. “The reality — and that’s why we got in the water — is that our warrior brothers return home from battle, whether they are soldiers or civilians, with wounds to the heart,” Rusch says. “And because those wounds have not been addressed or healed properly, whether they are recent or go back as far as Vietnam, they open up again, and the pain comes back when these guys are in stressful situations. “Healing goes beyond simply the warrior,” he continues. “It helps the spouse, the children, the family members, friends and co-workers reclaim something that is missing, too. When you think about how an illness can ripple through a community, and all the lives it impacts, it makes it that much more important to close the wounds and heal. Our goal last year, as it will be this August, too, is to restore that leader spiritually, emotionally and psychologically, give him back his life, and help the community grow stronger. It’s that simple.” How far would you swim to help a brother?

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The LKN SEAL Swim 2014 presented by Silent Shadow is scheduled for Friday, August 1, 2014. The event will begin with a swimmer’s send-off at Queen’s Landing in Mooresville and will conclude with a hero’s welcome party and silent auction at the Rusty Rudder in Cornelius. All proceeds will benefit Operation Restored Warrior, a national non-profit whose mission is to rescue, rebuild and restore the warrior at home. For more information, look for the LKN SEAL Swim 2014 on Facebook or visit www.silentshadow.us. Learn more about Operation Restored Warrior at www. operationrestoredwarrior.org.

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Blair’s Bits by Blair Miller photography by Ken Noblezada A local couple enjoys fresh oysters at Big Daddy’s in Mooresville.

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big birthday The Lancaster family celebrates 40 years of service and seafood



fter all these years, it’s still hanging on the wall for everyone to see; the first $20 bill that was ever spent at Big Daddy’s of Lake Norman restaurant in Mooresville on Highway 150. The restaurant opened in June of 1974 and has been through a lot in its 40 years of business, but through it all it has developed into a mainstay for this part of town. Everything from oysters to lobster, from steaks to pasta, workers say the food is made fresh to order — nothing pre-made.

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Close to the water

Although Big Daddy’s has sat here since 1974, the idea for it started 232 miles away in Kure Beach, North Carolina. The Lancaster family opened the original Big Daddy’s there along the coast. The franchise eventually spread across the state as the family opened five locations including the one at Lake Norman. Freddie Lancaster, who’s been running the Mooresville restaurant since 1985,

The Lancasters keep their family tradition alive.

recalls it was all the work of his grandfather. “My granddaddy was Big Daddy. He bought this restaurant without even seeing it,” recalls Lancaster. “At the time, there were just a few gas stations here, but he said people would eventually come here because it was close to the water.” And his grandfather was right. The family says

the growing pains along with many of the local residents in this part of town. But while traffic congestion from construction has meant a slowdown in the past, it too has paid off. “All of the traffic has now brought more people to us,” Lancaster explains. “We just hope it gets better.” Lancaster enjoys the success of his family’s business and is proud to see its roots live on today. As Freddie turns 55 this year, he’s also looking to the next generation of his family to carry on the tradition. “I have two daughters who work here all the time,” he says proudly. Fresh food is a staple at Big Daddy’s. “I hope that one day one of them will take over the business, and it stays with the family.” While the restaurant celebrates its 40th year in business at Lake Norman, it’s an anniversary that will just come and go — no fancy parties — just business as usual. Big Daddy’s of Lake Norman continues on just like it started, with that $20 bill still proudly hanging on the wall.

A family tradition

Big Daddy’s sits right along one of Mooresville’s main arteries and has felt

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business has always been good, but when the restaurant went through a remodel in 1996, business took off even more and continues with much success today. Big Daddy’s has seen some big time names, too, including Charlotte Hornets owner Michael Jordan, NFL players and NASCAR drivers. Lancaster says NASCAR Hall of Famer Bobby Allison sometimes stops in a couple of times a week to eat. “We have plenty of regular customers who eat here three or four times a week,” he says. While the Lancaster family started with five Big Daddy restaurants across the state, only the Lake Norman location remains. The family wanted to hold onto this one because of the location and proximity to the water. The other four restaurants have since been sold. So what’s the secret to this location and being so successful for so long? Lancaster says it’s all about the quality and service they have provided consistently over the years. “We just try to do what we do best,” he says. “We focus on both the quality and service and do it better than anyone else. It’s paid off over the years.”

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n the back of Maryline Roux’s front door hangs a sign that reads, “Live with passion.” While a lot of folks have quotes hanging around their homes for decoration, Roux lives by this phrase. Every role she plays in life, whether it is wife, mother, athlete or artist, she plays with passion. This past year was especially passionate as the 47-year-old Davidson resident competed in three track and field Masters competitions back to back. In the Southeastern Regional Indoor Masters Championships she won the 400-meter at 1:06.09 in her age group. In March, she competed in the Nationals Indoor Masters Championships in Boston, where she won fourth in the 200-meter, fourth in the 400-meter and fifth in the 800-meter. Her relay team named Athena won the 4x400. Later in the month she flew to Budapest for the World Indoor Masters Championships. There she qualified for the semi-finals in the 200-meter and made the finals in the 400-meter and 800-meter. Though she ran an excellent leg (27’8) for her relay team, they finished fourth. “That was heartbreaking for me because it was the first time in my career that I did not medal,” says Roux, who admits that competing in three championships in a row was rough. “I am paying the price now, as I am quite tired for outdoor nationals, which take place this month at Wake Forest.” Tired or not, Roux never walks away from a challenge. It’s just not in her nature.

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Davidson’s Maryline Roux proves that you can always excel at something new

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Photography courtesy of Maryline Roux.

Left: Davidson’s Maryline Roux is passionate about everything she takes on. Below: Roux taking the lead in one of her many races.

Roux’s determination goes back to when she was a baby fighting for her life in Africa. Roux was born in the Ivory Coast village of Vieux-Badien to Therese Yei Meledje of Africa and Yvon Soulard of France. Her father met her mother while working as a chemist in the village. Roux developed diphtheria as an infant, and at the age of 1, her father took her to France for a better life. “In Africa, when babies are weak, they think it means that they are supposed to die,” explains Roux, who initially lived with her grandmother and aunt in France. “My dad would come back from Africa for vacation. I loved seeing my dad.” Tragically, her father passed away when she was 7, and her father’s sister soon legally adopted her. Despite having a home, Roux struggled with her identity. Not knowing her mother, she couldn’t connect to her African heritage, and in France she was the only kid she knew with dark skin. “The kids would make fun of me, but it makes you stronger,” she says. “It builds you up for the rest of your life.” Despite her setbacks, Roux excelled in gymnastics and other sports and continued to exercise throughout her life. However,

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Fighting for identity

Roux has competed in a slew of races during the past seven years.

10 years ago Roux took her exercising up a notch after reading an article in Cooking Light magazine about training for a triathlon. “I just kept coming back to that article. I was still breastfeeding my third son, Donovan, and I had 25 more pounds on me [than I do now],” she recalls. “Finally, I told my husband that I had to try a triathlon.” She trained for the Lake Norman Y triathlon and completed it. “My family was there, and it was really tough. I dehydrated, and the medic had to help me. My kids were crying,” she says. “I had done a sauna the night before, so I was dehydrated, worst mistake.” Despite the challenges (and mistakes),

she was hooked and discovered she was good at triathlons. Two years later she competed in the 2005 International Triathlon Union, Honolulu World Championship. Competing in triathlons eventually led to a career in track and field. That’s when things really began to get exciting.

Fostering her passion

Back in France, Roux’s best friend’s father was a track coach and was preparing to go to the 2007 World Masters Championships in Italy. He was 70, and Roux was about to turn 40. He encouraged her to compete after timing her, so she packed a bag and went, placing 10th in the 400-meter. Since then she’s competed (and medaled) in a slew of competitions across the world. Athena (her 4x400 team) holds the world record for the women’s 40-49 age group. One of her biggest competitive goals was to compete on the Ivory Coast team at the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London. She wanted to compete in honor of her late mother, who Roux, despite heartbreaking efforts, was never able to meet. For a while it looked as if she would be an Olympic athlete, Continued on page 29

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but a series of miscommunications left her off of the team’s roster. In the end, she was able to attend the games, tour the Olympic Village and dine with the Ivory Coast team and the country’s ambassador. For now her focus is on upcoming Masters competitions, as she trains with AJ Kaschak, an assistant track and field coach at UNC Charlotte. Her training is a mixture of speed endurance, long runs, TRX and weight lifting. She practices yoga in her home studio named La Vie Yoga Studio, French for Yoga Life. She also teaches yoga to various athletic team members at Davidson College. “I do my own practice every morning. I pray and meditate,” she says. “When I discovered yoga, my life changed. It really helps me stay centered …It’s nice to find that peace so you can focus on what’s really important, putting love first.” Though her family life growing up was confusing, stressful, and sad at times, she and her husband, Patrick, make sure her sons have a secure foundation so that they can thrive. And it looks as if they’ve been successful, as her oldest son, Cheyn, plays soccer on a partial scholarship at Capital University in Ohio. Her middle son, Tevenn plays with Carolina Rapids and 11-year-old Donovan moves to Barcelona, Spain next month to play soccer for FC Cornella for 10 months. He is the first kid from overseas to play for the team. Roux will be right there with him, giving him all the support he needs, as his dream is to eventually play professional soccer. No worries though, as she plans to continue training overseas for the 2015 USA Masters Indoor Track and Field Championships in Winston-Salem. “It’s ironic that I’ll have to fly back from Spain [in March] to compete an hour away from my USA home,” she says, adding that she’ll also be training for the 2015 World Masters Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Lyon, France. “With running there’s something really wonderful about competing with others who share that same passion. Within seven years [since I began running track and field competitively], I’m either running better or the same,” she says. “So in seven years, that’s really good.” Roux hopes that people will be inspired by what she and other Masters athletes have accomplished. “It’s amazing as you get older to realize what your body can do if you treat it well,” she says. “Nobody is going to tell me that I can’t do something. You should not wait to do something if it is important to you — do not wait.”

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Pickleball, Anyone?

Lake Norman seniors are leading the charge to America’s fastest growing sport O


ne of the first things you notice about the sport of pickleball is the sound of the paddle colliding with the ball. To the novice ear, the resulting “pop” can be alarming and startling. It makes you wonder if you are watching tennis, badminton, racquetball or some version of table tennis on steroids. Watch or play a little longer and the sound takes on new meaning. It becomes energizing, invigorating, addicting and flat-out fun. A good solid “pop” is usually followed by another, then another and another, as rallies

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are often fast and furious. Points happen quickly, and the action is quick. And what happens after a match has ended and the “pop” quiets? That’s where the game gets its spirit. You’ll likely see smiles and hear good natured claps, cheers and compliments extending from one side of the net to the other. Pickleball can be social, too.

A game of its own According to the website of the USA Pickleball Association, which officially began

governing in 2005, pickleball is played on a badminton-size court with the net lowered to 34 inches at the center. It is played with a perforated plastic baseball (similar to a Wiffle ball) and wooden or composite paddles that resemble large table tennis paddles. At 44 feet long, a pickleball court is a little more than half the length of a tennis court, with a similar layout. One notable difference is a seven-foot area on each side of the net, a no-volley zone called “the kitchen” that prevents players

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Game On

Robert Nibarger, a USAPA (United States Pickleball Association) Charlotte North Carolina Pickleball Ambassador who lives in Bailey’s Glen in Cornelius, says that kids as young as 6 enjoy the game, as well as folks into their 90s.

Photography by Allison Phillips.

from smashing the ball at the net. The kitchen is one of the sport’s equalizers, as it forces players to use finesse and ball placement — not power — to score. And since the game doesn’t require as much lateral movement, it is easier on old knees and hips making it hugely popular for seniors, although the game’s appeal is beginning to extend to athletes much younger. Colleges and universities from coast to coast are beginning to offer pickleball on the intramural level, and public and private tennis facilities are beginning to introduce programs for kids. Robert Nibarger, a USAPA (United States Pickleball Association) Charlotte North Carolina Pickleball Ambassador who lives in Bailey’s Glen in Cornelius, says that kids as young as 6 enjoy the game, as well as folks into their 90s. “It’s easy to learn, fun to play and good exercise,” says Nibarger, who promotes the sport in the area, along with fellow ambassador Dan Kiurski. And how did the game get its name? Pickleball was invented in Washington State in 1965 by a father who was looking for a new way to keep his children active and occupied in the summer and, legend

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The Lake Norman YMCA has striped three courts on its main gymnasium floor for the sport and has hired a pickleball coordinator, Adrienne Phelan, to coordinate play, facilitate flow, and recruit, welcome and instruct new players.

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Davidson’s Lynn Brickels first played pickleball 10 years ago after noticing a flyer hanging at a recreation center in Huntersville. She was only one of six women to play and understood why the program was dropped. “When I read it was back,” Brickels says with a smile, “you bet I was excited.” Pickleball has exploded in popularity in the Lake Norman area during the past two years. South Creek Homes realized the potential of the sport when developing Bailey’s Glen and had five courts built in the active adult lifestyle community. “Recently, a traveler on I-77, with the goal of playing pickleball in all 50 states, stopped by for a visit when learning of our facilities,” recalls Nibarger. “Visitors and



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travelers often stop by to either play or look at our facilities. Our pickleball attendance doubled in the past year. …On average, 20 to 25 people play pickleball on a regular basis Bailey’s Glen.” The Lake Norman YMCA has striped three courts on its main gymnasium floor, dedicated weekly open play time and hired a pickleball coordinator, Adrienne Phelan, to coordinate play, facilitate flow, and recruit, welcome and instruct new players. She maintains a database of more than 60 active players who range in age, experience and ability level. “Just watch, look around the gym when we play each week and you’ll be amazed at what you see,” Phelan says. “We have a mix of so much — ages, abilities, backgrounds, men and women. You can play it as competitively or recreationally as you like, and there’s always someone at your ability looking for a game. The learning curve isn’t that tough and in no time at all, you’ll know the basics.” Mooresville’s Sara Nolan, a hiking friend of Phelan’s, began playing one year ago at her invitation. “I’m a former tennis player, but it has been 25 years since I picked up a racket,” Nolan says. “For me, pickleball is good

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First, get your arms around the region and then let your taste buds run wild


The prestige of Bordeaux wine goes back a thousand years, but once you get to know your way around, there are delicious nuggets to be found.

ometimes wine can be downright intimidating — too prestigious, out of my league, too complex, the list goes on. And who wants to appear like a neophyte when a sommelier asks if you’ve made a choice? If that’s the case for wine in general, it gets even worse when it comes to the wines of Bordeaux. And that drives me nuts. It really doesn’t have to be that way; even though there’s a horde of wine snobs (yes, they do exist) who revel in it. First, some background. It’s true that Bordeaux has been the standard for winemakers for hundreds of years. It’s also true that the region has been a magnet for the aristocratic

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bordeaux mystique


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and monied sets. And, one more truth, some of the big names in the region are putting out wines that sell for thousands of dollars — even more so as Bordeaux wine has become the status symbol of choice for newly wealthy consumers in China. In fact, counterfeit Bordeaux wine has become a huge problem there, but that’s a story for another day.

The wine of kings All this began over a thousand years ago when Henry II hooked up with Eleanor of Aquitaine in the twelfth century. Bordeaux is the capital of Aquitaine. Henry (AKA Hank

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Simple geography

Get to know the major areas of Bordeaux, and you’ll be able to get your arms around the region.

the Deuce) liked his wine, and local stuff made its way to his courts — royal prestige. Later, Richard the Lionheart, the son of Eleanor and Henry II, made Bordeaux wine his everyday beverage. It’s good to be king. Probably the most critical event occurred in 1855 when Napoleon III ordered a classification of the region’s wines. Some 62 winemakers were ranked from first to fifth “growths” or ‘Crus Classés. This gave these particular wines their own prestige, and these winemakers, recognizing the power of a monopoly, have kept the list to this day with just a couple of minor changes. I don’t care too much about these “classified” wines. Some are spectacular, but you’re paying a whole bunch just for the cachet of a wine being classified. And to think that wineries have remained unchanged in close to 160 years is plain silly. Because a château is on the list doesn’t necessarily mean that its wines are blockbusters. The 1855 classification may have been the birth of those wine snobs I spoke of earlier.

Cracking the mystique

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So, let’s break down the mystique. The region may appear complex. There are more than 8,500 producers or châteaux, and there are 54 sub-regions (appellations). But understanding Bordeaux is as simple as knowing your left from your right. The region straddles the Gironde Estuary, and so, like Paris, it has a Left Bank and a Right Bank.

The two banks are as different as chalk and cheese, and it shows in the wines. Actually, they are as different as clay and gravel. Millions of years ago, way before Henry and Eleanor did their thing, glaciers pushed down on the estuary and deposited piles of gravel on the Left Bank. The Right Bank was relatively unscathed. This is the first division of the region. Cabernet Sauvignon really likes gravelly stuff, while Merlot and Cabernet Franc prefer a little clay around their toes. On the Left Bank we find Cabernet Sauvignondominated wines; tannic, woody and earthy. On the Right Bank the wines are softer with their own style of earthiness. There may be 54 Bordeaux appellations but breaking the region into Left Bank and Right Bank brings some logic and structure. You can begin to get your arms around it. Now let’s get rid of the “château” business. Just because it says “château” on a label doesn’t mean there’s an imposing building where the wine is made. There certainly are some magnificent châteaux in the region but, for the most part, wineries are simple edifices like you’d find in any other of the world’s wine regions. Most of the money being invested in Bordeaux is in winemaking equipment, not in egotistical bricks and mortar. “Château” sounds high and mighty but, in the case of Bordeaux, it’s just another term for winery.

On the Left Bank we can drill down a little more. Remember, though, that French wines are defined by where they’re from, not the grapes they’re made with. You need to know just a few areas to really understand Left Bank wines and find a few nuggets for your taste buds. There’s an area called Haut-Médoc, and wines made from the area will carry that name on their label — very nice wines. But within Haut-Médoc, there are some smaller areas with special soil and climate, wines that carry the name of their local area. Margaux and Pauillac are a couple of these areas, and their wines are higher in price. But two of Haut-Médoc’s special areas are not so well known. Moulis and Listrac offer higher premium wines at prices that are not — around $20. Nuggets. Move a little along the Left Bank, and you come to the region named Graves. “Graves” is French for gravel; so you see the type of wine you’re getting into. You will find wines with the name Graves on the label, and they’re well worth seeking out. I really go for wines from a smaller region within Graves, called PessacLéognan. Not Tuesday night pizza wine, for sure, but not over the top when it comes to price. For more mellow wines we move over to the Right Bank. Here it’s Saint Émilion that dominates. This wine comes in at two levels. There’s the simple Saint Émilion, and there’s a Saint Émilion Grand Cru. Again, not budget busters by any means — around $20 for Saint Émilion and a little higher for the Grand Cru. But there are some real nuggets to find here too. Close to the Saint Émilion region are four smaller regions that carry the name but not the prestige and price. Saint Georges Saint Émilion is an example. So, forget the 8,500 châteaux (wineries) and the 54 appellations. A broader view of the Bordeaux region provides some structure and logic. Don’t let the bright lights, loud noise and hype of the big Bordeaux players dissuade you. There is so much good stuff to sip on besides all that. Keep it simple, and just stick with a few of the major areas, and you’ll really make your taste buds happy campers. Enjoy. Trevor Burton of Mooresville is certified by the International Sommelier Guild, he is founder of SST Wine Experiences and, along with his wife, Mary Ellen, conducts wine education and tasting tours to wine regions throughout the world.


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It's not your appearance Think back to the last time you were at the pool or lake. How much did someone else’s dress impact you? How much did it matter to you? How much time did you spend thinking about it? Here is what I have found. I can spend an hour in the closet, frustrated, until I finally find something I am comfortable wearing, and then I get to where I am headed and, really, the least important thing going on at the event is a critique of my wardrobe. Somebody might mention my necklace or shoes or lip color, but is she consumed the way I was in that closet? Absolutely not. No one cares as much as I do. They just don’t. If they care about anything at all that has to do with appearance, it’s probably their own appearance that is consuming them. Not mine. When I am paralyzed in front of the mirror and just need to get out of the house, I simply remind myself that no one cares as much as I do — no one is looking me up and down the way that I do. No one knows that I changed mascaras, foundation, blush or hair products, because no one studies me the way that I study me. I might think that my outfit or hair are not right, but no one else — wherever I am going — is going to be as consumed with how I look as I am.

how we make them feel. Do they feel heard, acknowledged, worthwhile, respected when we interact with them? Because, ultimately, that is what we all want: to matter. And our dress, hair and make-up cannot make someone feel like she matters. While we may not have control over a bad hair day or whether or not we can afford a new outfit, we always have control over how we make someone else feel. What stays with someone long after she leaves an event, experience, meeting or play date is the conversations had, the connections made and

the hope that was offered. So the next time you are stalled in front of that mirror, push that paralysis out of your mind and remind yourself of this truth instead: the only thing anyone will remember is how you made them feel, the connection you made, the way you carried yourself. Go out and enjoy what the Lake Norman area has to offer this summer and every day. Get out of your own way. Live with the awareness that it is what you offer and are willing to receive that matters most.

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hate summer,” a friend recently confessed when we ran into each other in the morning hours of what promised to be a hot day. “Oh, I know, the heat is just insufferable,” I said. “Right?” She agreed. “And I am expected to wear shorts? With these knees?” I wish I could say that was the first time I’d heard someone talk about hating her knees, but it’s not. Moreover, summer is primetime for our body hate to swell even further out of proportion as we navigate invitations to the lake or pool, garden parties, and even just how to dress for gardening. If you find that how you feel about your body is dictating what you feel like you can do or how you can dress this summer, I want to let you in on something that we don’t always realize. Nobody cares as much as you do.

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bacchus takes on tapas


n Roman mythology, the merrymaking god Bacchus gave the world the gift of wine. The newly opened Bacchus Wine and Tapas in the LangTree Lake Norman development honors that giving spirit, with its extensive wine list, tapas and comfortable setting. “Our heritage is of Italian descent, and I have always been pretty passionate about cooking in my own home, and love entertaining for others,” says Brittany Amodio, who opened the spot with husband Daniel in the new waterfront development off Interstate 77 at exit 31.

Sharing the selection Tapas traditionally are small plates and bites that

LangTree adds a cozy tapas and wine bar to the mix

by Lynn Roberson photography by Glenn Roberson Brittany and Daniel Amodio with their son, Trysten.

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Seafood Ceviche Tostadas is a favorite menu item at Bacchus.

accompany wine. Over time, tapas have expanded from a simpler offering to include a broader array of food. The Italian- and Spanish-inspired tapas at Bacchus emphasize the experience of sharing the meal with a group of any size. “Our customers love our charcuterie and cheese platters, which are great for any time of the day or night, as well as our seafood ceviche, homemade gnocchi and lightly breaded calamari,” Brittany says. “We also make homemade soup every couple of days as a special, [and we have] panini lunch specials.” The lunch menu includes pasta bowls, such as Pasta Marinara, Pasta Puttanesca and Bolognese Pasta. Other lunchtime offerings include soup, salads and specials. The chef’s favorite panini sandwich comes with a small salad and features Porchetta, smoked Mozzarella and fresh tomato done panini style. At dinner, the panzanella features fresh spinach, toasted day-old focaccia bread chunks, Roma tomato,

Chicken Pomodro features fresh herbs.

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Laura Brosseau and Kevin Rose bought a Mooresville home that knocked their socks off



ou might expect a bead shop owner/jewelry designer’s home to be ultra girlie, but Laura Brosseau, owner of the Ain’t Miss Bead Haven Bead Shop in Downtown Mooresville, prefers the more masculine feel of the Tudor-style

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Mooresville home she shares with fiancé, Kevin Rose, along with Miles the dog and Tuco the cat.

A little history Brosseau and Rose bought the 2010

Lake Norman Homebuilders’ Association award winner upon moving from Fort Mill, where the pair first lived after evacuating from New Orleans postHurricane Katrina. Ironically, it was that catastrophe that brought the two together. “We’d been living in the same duplex,” says Brosseau, “but we didn’t really know each

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Laura Brosseau and her dog, Miles.

Laura Brosseau and Kevin Rose fell in love with this castle-like home in Mooresville upon first sight.

other. After the hurricane, Kevin was really smooth. He’d say to me, ‘Since neither one of us has a kitchen, why don’t we go get some dinner?’ ” The rest, as they say, is history. When the couple first toured their Mooresville home (which was a year old at the time) with real estate agent Doris Nash, they fell in love with its castle-like

architecture. “It knocked my socks off,” says Rose, “and I couldn’t get ‘em back on.” However, the lakeside home posed a challenge when it came to furnishings. Its Venetian plaster, richly stained wood trim, floor-to-ceiling stone fireplaces, Tudor peak arches, wrought iron detailing, and all manner of unique ceiling treatments offered an old world vibe Brosseau and Rose loved and wanted to preserve; but they wanted to ensure the home would, above all, feel comfortable. Having already been introduced by Nash to interior designer Wendy Yeakley, the couple turned to her for the project. Yeakley, who owns Homestyles Interior Design, brought more than 17 years of

Brosseau and Rose wanted to preserve the home's old world feel, but they also wanted the space to feel comfortable.


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Wendy Yeakley, owner of Homestyles Interior Design, helped the couple create the home they wanted.

experience to the table and quickly came up with a spot-on vision for a timeless design. “I didn’t want a home I’d have to completely redo every 10 years,” Brosseau explains. She and Rose put their full trust in Yeakley and her design assistant, Brittany Raines, to create a home they would love living in. Antique furnishings were the obvious choice for the home’s old world styling,

but its high ceilings and large scale rooms, not to mention the homeowners’ desire for fuss-free, comfortable spaces meant antique furnishings wouldn’t work. The designer sourced high-end reproduction items from quality makers such as Harden Furniture to bridge the gap between traditional styling and modern living. Leather, iron, tapestries and stained wood pieces match the architecture’s

visual weight. Rugs and fabrics are deeply colored to keep from getting lost against the home’s rich finishes. The only exception was an upstairs bedroom. “It’s the only

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room in the entire house with white trim,” Yeakley says, “Kevin came up with the idea of making it a fable-themed room.” Yeakley painted the walls a dreamy blue and outfitted the room with a pair of imported, wonderland-like twin beds. Custom artwork completes the space’s storybook aesthetic.

storage. A cozy home theater has a candy counter and seats that vibrate with the movie. A generous guest suite and multiple sitting rooms tucked into nooks offer plenty of room for guests to relax, together or individually. Outside offerings include a pool (complete with a waterfall and a slide),

covered and uncovered patio areas, and Brosseau and Rose’s favorite space — the sitting area atop the two-story boat dock. Grand, yet somehow still down-to-earth and cozy, the home seems to fit its owners. “But I still kind of want to put a knight in the foyer,” Brosseau says, laughing.

Grand extras Throughout the public rooms, light travertine flooring and lots of soaring windows keep things from seeming dreary. So much natural light streams inside, in fact, that Yeakley added mechanized window treatments so that Brosseau and Rose can control the light as needed. In playful homage to the homeowners’ New Orleans roots, Yeakley “hid” dozens of fleur de lis in plain sight throughout the home: stenciled on vaulted ceilings, adorning tops of porch columns, playing the lead role in custom artwork she designed along with Brosseau and Rose. Not surprisingly, a home this grand holds a few extras. Wall and ceiling nooks are artistically lit to add drama. The kitchen features an artful mosaic backsplash. Wood panels throughout the home conceal clever

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Amazing custom home! Master on main, hardwoods Light, bright home, spacious & open floorplan. 5 Bedrooms or 4 Bedrooms with Large Bonus thru Main floor, granite in kitchen & all baths, SS appliances, wrought iron stair railings, the list goes Room. Kitchen features granite counters, raised casual eating Bar +roomy Breakfast Area. No on. Large lot on cul de sac. Unfinished basement w/ tons of potential.Plumbed for 2nd kitchen, full BA, also carpet on Main Flr for easy maintenance. 2nd flr features brand new carpet! Backyard is large, space for 5th bedroom, media rm & den.Storage in level, fenced & Private! basement w/service door for lawn equipment.

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DETAILS: Striking home in a new simonini neighborhood on the edge of lake norman. Home in gated community overlooks a central pond, has a stucco and stone exterior and a three-car garage. An open floor plan, first floor master suite, gourmet kitchen, great room with coffered ceiling. Holly Gantt simonini.com

DETAILS: Stunning custom water view home. Arched doorways as you enter the soaring foyer and living room with built-ins, fireplace. Gourmet kitchen double ovens, granite counters, commercial appliances, 2 story great room with fireplace. Master on main. Walk to your deeded boatslip. Melinda Meade White 704-534-9208 Ivester Jackson Distinctive Properties / Christie’s International Real Estate

Details: Pristine 5 bedroom 3.5 Bathroom home with loft, bonus room and master down. Full brick with a fenced backyard and mature landscape. Formal lr & dr upon entry. Upgraded kitchen with granite counters, stainless steel appliances & updated cabinets. Two story great room and master on main with an updated master bath. Large, spacious deck – great for entertaining or relaxing! Christy Walker & Associates www.christywalker.com

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510 Liburdi Court Davidson Townhome

4329 Crepe Ridge Denver, NC $549,000 MLS #3008733

3 Bedrooms 3.5 Baths 2370 square feet

DETAILS: Meticulous custom home with deeded boatslip. Hardwoods, plantation shutters, great room with coffered ceiling and fireplace. Screened porch and huge master on main with sitting area. Frances Dawson The Lake Norman Group of RE/MAX Executive at the Lake 704-701-7599 www.HomesOfLKN.com

DETAILS: Immaculate Davidson townhome. Spacious 3 bedroom floorplan offers gourmet kitchen that opens to breakfast area & greatroom hardwood floors, granite, ss appliances & a bath on every level. Formal dining room with built-in bar. Huge bonus room with bath & attached 2 car garage. Home includes a one year warranty Jackie Morgan 704-578-6682 Alison Smith 704-996-6747 Ivester Jackson Distinctive Properties / Christies International Real Estate

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DETAILS: Enjoy year-round relaxing on the wrap-around porch, private backyard backing to mature trees. Outstanding features include granite, 42” cabinets, ss appliances, great floor plan, gracious owners’ retreat with fireplace in sitting area, huge bonus Rm. Pool/playground/ park, walk to restaurants & shoppes, great schools. Kim and Dick York Coldwell Banker United, Realtors 704-607-1256 www.CBUnited.com/TheYorks

DETAILS: Large corner lot in culde-sac. Stainless steel appliances, two story great room, large fenced yard, new roof and HVAC. This is the one! Cynthia Jordan Newport Properties 704-663-7779 www.TeamNewport.com

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Enjoy beautiful sunsets overlooking Lake Norman while sitting in your own infinity pool or hot tub. New dock, boat lift and jet ski lift. Media room and home office. TV’s convey. Many unique features you will want to see in this house. Private setting and no HOA’s. $1,075,000, (704) 236-2010 Susie Johnson, susie.johnson@allentate.com

BREATHTAKING WATER VIEW1785 DOGWOOD HILL DRIVE DENVER Waterfront home in Denver with fabulous views. New composite dock. Boat and jet ski lift. Flat back yard. Up fitted for a home office that looks over the water as well as an artist studio. Charlotte is only 20 minutes from this side of the Lake. $875,000, MLS #3013663, (704) 236-2010 Susie Johnson, susie.johnson@allentate.com

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Waterfront sanctuary appointed with every luxury. 7 bedrooms, 10 baths, two pools, elevator, helicopter access, 5 garages -- all on 1.34 acres of gated Lake Norman serenity. Ranked #5 of LKN luxury homes. No HOA. Peninsula Club membership avail. Paradise! $4,200,000, MLS# 2217962 , (704) 962-9991 Melissa Stone, Melissa.Stone@allentate.com

5BR/3BA Gorgeous ranch + bonus. Designer’s dream with Luxury finishes, lots of natural light, 1+ acre of privacy, gourmet Thermador Pro-series kitchen. Splendidly updated. Immaculate condition. Lake access, boat launch, day dock. Fabulous! $529,000, MLS# 2215987 , (704) 962-9991 Melissa Stone, Melissa.Stone@allentate.com

Wow! This fabulous 5BR/4 bath all brick home is a fantastic value! Over 4000 sqft of living space w open kitchen, SS Appliances and abundant cabinet space. Sought-after bedroom suite downstairs, oversized 3 car gar and beautifully-landscaped, fenced yard. Many updates in this well-maintained home. Close to uptown and I-485. $459,000, MLS# 2215442, (704) 578-2776 Kimberly Rowell, Kimberly.Rowell@Allentate.com


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he Best of T Lake Norman

Photography courtesy of Davidson Community Players

Compiled by Lori K. Tate

The Big Three The Best of Lake Norman, a farce and a movie on the water

From left, Roger Watson, T.J. Nelson, Lizzy Schwarz and Abigail Pagan rehearse Unnecessary Farce.

Unnecessary Farce Davidson Community Players is known for producing hilarious farces during the summer, and its production of Unnecessary Farce this month is no exception. Written by Paul Slade Smith, this comedic play involves a cheap motel room where an embezzling mayor is supposed to meet with his female accountant, while in the room next door, two earnest but bumbling undercover cops wait to catch the meeting on videotape. There’s some confusion as to who’s in which room, who’s being videotaped, who’s taken the money, who’s hired a hit man and why the accountant keeps disrobing. “This is a fairly new play,” says Matt Merrell, executive director of Davidson Community Players. “It’s less than 10 years old, but it has gathered a tremendous amount of momentum. We’re proud to say that this is the regional premiere of the show.” Jill Bloede, an associate professor of theatre at Belmont Abbey College, is the director of the show. “Jill has worked at all of the premiere theatre venues in the Charlotte area,” says Merrell. “We asked her to direct this show because she is very skilled at physical comedy, and this is a show that features a lot of physical comedy.” Unnecessary Farce; July 17-27 at 8 p.m. (July 20 and 27, 2 p.m.); $24, seniors $22, students $12; Hough High School, 12420 Bailey Road, Cornelius, www.davidsoncommunityplayers.org.

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You voted and we tallied, now all that’s left is announcing the winners and celebrating all the wonderful things Lake Norman has to offer. On Wednesday, July 16 the CURRENTS staff hosts The First Annual Best of Lake Norman Awards Ceremony at Port City Club in Cornelius. Join us for food and fun, as we congratulate all of the businesses and people that make this area so spectacular. The CURRENTS staff will be there as well, including all of our sales staff, writers and photographers. So come out to see who wins their very own “current” award. We look forward to seeing you. CURRENTS First Annual Best of Lake Norman Awards Ceremony, July 16, 5-7 p.m., Port City Club, 18665 Harborside Drive, Cornelius, www.lncurrents.com.

T he 2014 Outdoor Cinema Series Boat-In

Sure drive-ins are cool, but what about a boat-in? Find out just how cool it is on July 19, when Cornelius PARC presents Delivery Man at the Ramsey Creek Boat-In. The Boat-In allows viewers to watch the film by land or by water. Boaters will be able to receive audio via boat radio or handheld radio. The movie is shown on the town’s inflatable “blimp” screen and will begin (weather permitting) at approximately 8:30 p.m. If you opt to watch by land, don’t forget to bring lawn chairs and blankets. Ramsey Creek Boat-In; 8:30 p.m.; free; Ramsey Creek Park, 18441 Nantz Road, Cornelius, www.cornelius.org; weather hotline, 704.896.2460, ext. 290.

A month of things to do in the Lake Norman area Date Night

CHILDREN Vanilla Ice Cream Day (July 23) Join the Town of Huntersville at Holbrook Park Shelter for homemade vanilla ice cream. The town provides the supplies, and you get to make the ice cream with your family. 1-2 p.m. Free. Holbrook Park shelter, 100 Sherwood Drive, Huntersville, www.huntersville.org.

CONCERTS Concerts on the Green (July 4) Pack a picnic and come out and enjoy the music. Simplified (rock) performs on July 4. 6-8 p.m. Free. Davidson Village Green, corner of Main Street and Concord Road, www.concertsonthegreen.com. Music on Main (June 6) Music on Main is a free outdoor concert series presented by the Town of Mooresville Cultural & Recreation Services the first Friday of the month through October. Ken Knox & Company (beach/ variety) perform July 4. 6:30-9:30 p.m. Free. Mooresville Town Hall Lawn, 413 North Main Street, Mooresville, www.ci.mooresville.nc.us. Mingling on the Green Come out to Birkdale Village every weekend through September 1 for live music. July 4 The Glass Hammers, July 5 Nita B. & Her Soiree, July 6 Exit 54, July 11 Hipshack, July 12 Ben Torres, July 13 Leslie & Friends, July 18 Angela Easterling, July 19 The Drive South Band, July 20 Anthony Cirillo, July 25 The Invaders, July 26 Dana & Susan, July 27 The Rowan Big Band All Star. Friday-Saturday 7-9 p.m., Sunday 4-6 p.m. Free. Birkdale Village, Huntersville, www.birkdalevillage.net. Live in the 115 This concert series celebrates local music and takes place in the heart of Downtown Mooresville every third Friday during the summer. 6:30-9:30 p.m. Free. John Franklin Moore Park (corner of Main Street and Center Avenue), Downtown Mooresville, www.downtownmooresville.com.

EVENTS The Lowe’s YMCA July 3 Summer Celebration (July 3) Celebrate with fun, family and fireworks at the largest Independence Day celebration in the Lake Norman area. Enjoy family fun, kids games, inflatables, live music and entertainment, vendors and, of course, fireworks. Free. 4-10 p.m. Lowe’s YMCA, Mooresville, www.ymcacharlotte.com. 10th Annual Fourth of July Celebration (July 4) Decorate your bike, watch a parade, get your face painted, dance to music and watch an exciting water fight between the fire stations. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. Birkdale Village, Huntersville, www.huntersville.org.

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Fourth of July Parade (July 4) Sport your red, white and blue as you parade through downtown Davidson. 5-7 p.m. Free. Downtown Davidson, www.davidsoncommunitycalendar.org. CURRENTS’ Best of Lake Norman Celebration (July 16) Come see who you voted as the Best of Lake Norman. From pizza to parks, we have all the categories covered, so come celebrate with us. 6-9 p.m. Port City Club, 18665 Harborside Drive, Cornelius, www.lncurrents.com. Rural Hill Summer Food Truck Rally (July 18) Enjoy eating from a variety of food trucks as you spend the evening at Rural Hill. The event features live music by The Moonshine Racers, a Kid’s Zone, corn hole, hayrides around the property (fee applies), hiking, local merchants and living history experiences. Time TBA. Rural Hill, Center of Scottish Heritage, 4431 Neck Road, Huntersville, www.ruralhill.net.

FILM Indies + Docs (July 5) Tim’s Vermeer is a documentary film, directed by the performer Teller, produced by his stage partner Penn Jillette and Farley Ziegler, about inventor Tim Jenison’s efforts to duplicate the painting techniques of Johannes Vermeer, in order to test his theory that Vermeer painted with the help of optical devices. 7 p.m. Cornelius residents, $8.60; non-Cornelius resident $9.65. Cornelius Arts Center, 19725 Oak Street, Cornelius, www.indiesplusdocs.com. Outdoor Cinema Series (July 9, 19) Bring your lawn chairs and blankets to watch a movie on the blimp screen, courtesy of the Cornelius Parks, Art, Recreation & Culture department. July 9 Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2, Kenton Place, 1711 Kenton Drive; July 19 Delivery Man, Ramsey Creek Park, 18441 Nantz Road; July 23 Despicable Me 2, Kenton Place. 8:30 p.m. Free. Weather hotline, 704.896.2460, ext. 290, www.cornelius.org.

GALLERIES Andre Christine Gallery & Sculpture Garden Artist Vision: Inside Outside. Through July. TueSat 10 a.m.-5 p.m.148 Ervin Road, Mooresville, 704.775.9516, www.andrechristinegallery.com. Cornelius Arts Center Introjection is a collection of old and new work created by local artist, Adam McGalliard. In this body of work, McGalliard explores the relationship between the internal and external human experiences. Projected layers add depth to seemingly traditional portraits and force the viewer to question the meanings. Adam states that these layers “can starkly reveal something that is hidden, like the writhing tattoos of the Illustrated Man, or they can mask an individual

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as a concealing veil or garment, that creates a protected outer hull.” July 14-August 15, opening reception July 18 from 6:30-9 p.m. Mon-Thu 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Fri-Sat 9 a.m.noon. 19725 Oak Street, Cornelius, www.cornelius.org. “Cotton” Ketchie’s Landmark Galleries Various exhibitions. The work of watercolorist ‘Cotton’ Ketchie. Mon-Sat 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 212 North Main Street, Mooresville, 704.664.4122, www.landmark-galleries.com. Depot Art Gallery Various exhibitions. 103 W. Center Avenue, Mooresville, www.magart.org. Foster’s Frame and Art Gallery Various exhibitions. Mon-Fri 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sat 10a.m.-4p.m. 403 N. Old Statesville Road, Huntersville, 704.948.1750. Four Corners Framing and Gallery Various exhibitions. Tue-Fri 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sat 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 112 S. Main Street, Mooresville, 704.662.7154, www.fcfgframing.com. Lake Country Gallery Various exhibitions. Mon-Fri 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sat 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Exit 36 – Mooresville, between Belk and Kohl’s, 704.664.5022, www.lakecountrygallery.net. Merrill-Jennings Galleries Various exhibitions. Mon-Fri 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sat 10 a.m.-3 p.m. 463 S. Main Street, Davidson, 704.895.1213, www.merrilljennings.com. Sanctuary of Davidson Various exhibitions. 108 S. Main Street, Davidson, www.sanctuaryofdavidson.com. Tropical Connections Various exhibitions. Tue- Fri 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. or by appointment. 230 N. Main Street, Mooresville. 704.664.0236. The Van Every/Smith Galleries Various exhibitions. Mon-Fri 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat-Sun noon-4 p.m. Davidson College, The Van Every/ Smith Galleries, 315 N. Main Street, Davidson, www.davidsoncollegeartgalleries.org.

MONTHLY EVENTS Carolina Raptor Center Live bird presentations, flight shows, behind-thescenes tours and more take place at Carolina Raptor Center throughout the month. Visit carolinaraptorcenter.org for more details. The Artisan Market Craft Crawl (First Saturday) Formerly known as the Mooresville Craft Crawl, this market features baked goods, clothing, embroidery, jewelry, paintings, pottery, quilts and woodcarvings with an edge. 5-9 p.m. Free. Mooresville Town Square across from Lowe’s Foods. www.facebook.com/artisanmarketnc. Downtown Mooresville Cruise-In (First Saturday) Check out the chrome and


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sparkling paint at this Downtown Mooresville tradition. Here you’ll see all types of classic cars. It’s a great chance to show off your car and chat with other car enthusiasts, surrounded by the architecturally historic backdrop of Downtown Mooresville. 4-8 p.m. Free. Broad Street in Downtown Mooresville, www.downtownmooresville.com.

Don’t let a little bridge construction keep you away from some of Lake Norman’s best boutiques, restaurants, professional services and entertainment venues!

Blue Planet Water Environmental Center Tour (First Tuesday, Third Thursday) Learn about water and wastewater through a hands-on tour. Fun for all ages. Tours are available the first Tuesday and the third Thursday of the month on a first-come, first-served basis. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Admission TBA. Call 704.621.0854 or e-mail Bplanet@ci.charlotte. nc.us to schedule a tour. Eden Street Market (Every Thursday, Friday and Saturday) Buy fresh fish and produce during the week. Thursday 3-6 p.m.;Friday 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 106 Eden Street, Davidson. 2nd Friday Art Crawl Every Second Friday, Cornelius Cultural Arts Group invites the community to experience downtown Cornelius in style! Hosted by Bella Love, this monthly art crawl features some of the area’s most talented and innovative artisans as well as live performances, food trucks, and special events at local businesses. 5-9 p.m. Free. Oak Street Mill, 19725 Oak Street, Cornelius, www.bellalove.org.

Encourages you to brave the dust and slower traffic at Exit 28 in Cornelius for a few months as our area continues to grow and improve traffic flow for all of us. Continue to support our small businesses on both sides of the Diverging Diamond construction. They’re definitely worth driving a little out of your way to save big and enjoy all the unique goods and services they’ve offered the Lake Norman over the years. Please be patient, drive safely, and show our local business owners that no matter what obstacles may temporarily get in our way, the people of Lake Norman will continue to support and encourage them. That’s what being a good neighbor is all about!

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Davidson Farmer’s Market (Every Saturday) 8 a.m.-noon. Free. Next to Town Hall between Main and Jackson streets in downtown Davidson, www. davidsonfarmersmarket.org. Downtown Mooresville Farmer’s Market (Every Saturday) 8 a.m.-noon. Corner of Church Street and West Iredell Avenue. Huntersville Growers’ Market (Every Saturday) 8 a.m.-noon. 103 Maxwell Street, Huntersville, www.huntersville.org. Lincoln County Farmer’s Market — Denver (Every Saturday) 8 a.m.-noon. Rock Springs Elementary School, 3633 Hwy. 16 North, Denver, www. lincolncountyfarmersmarket.com. Meeting Street Market (Every Tuesday) 5 p.m.-dusk. Morrison Plantation (in the parking lot behind the live/work townhomes near Bruester’s Real Ice Cream). Troutman Depot Farmers Market (Every Thursday) 3:30-6:30 p.m. 137 Main Street, Troutman.

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Mooresville Museum (First and Third Saturday)View exhibits and artifacts from Mooresville’s past and present. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. 132 E. Center Avenue, Mooresville, www.downtownmooresville.com. Open Air Market at the Crossing (Every Saturday) Buy local flowers/plants, jam/honey, soap, candles, baked goods, handmade crafts and more. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. 9525 Birkdale Crossing Drive, Huntersville. Richard’s Coffee Shop & Veterans Museum (Every Saturday) Enjoy a community music jam every Saturday. 9 a.m.noon. Free. Richards Coffee Shop & Veterans Museum, 165 N. Main Street, Mooresville, www.downtownmooresville.com.

THEATRE Unnecessary Farce (July 17-27) Two cops. Three crooks. Eight doors. Ready, set, go. In a cheap motel room, an embezzling mayor is supposed to meet with his female accountant, while in the room next door, two earnest but bumbling undercover cops wait to catch the meeting on videotape. But there’s some confusion as to who’s in which room, who’s being videotaped, who’s taken the money, who’s hired a hit man, and why the accountant keeps disrobing. In the tradition of Lend Me a Tenor, this new play will keep you laughing from the opening curtain. Performed by Davidson Community Players. Thu-Sat 8 p.m., Sun 2 p.m. $24, senior (65+) $22, students under 21 $12. Hough High School, Cornelius, www. davidsoncommunityplayers.org. The Little Mermaid Jr. (July 25 August 3) In a magical underwater kingdom the beautiful young mermaid Ariel longs to leave her ocean home and her fins behind and live in the world above. But first she will have to defy her father King Triton, make a deal with the evil sea witch Ursula, and convince the handsome Prince Eric that she’s the girl whose enchanting voice he’s been seeking. The Mooresville Community Children’s Theatre performs this production. July 25-26, 7 p.m.; July 27, 3 p.m.; July 31-August 2, 7 p.m.; August 3, 3 p.m. $10. Charles Mack Citizen Center, 215 N. Main Street, Mooresville, www. mooresvillechildrenstheatre.org. The Chuckleheads (July 26) This improv group performs a family friendly show at 6 p.m., followed by a show for mature audiences at 8 p.m. Tickets TBA. Warehouse PAC, 9216-A Westmoreland Road, Cornelius, www.warehousepac.com.

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Lori’s Larks


by Lori K. Tate photography by by Melissa Lemons and John G. Tate

t’s funny how you can forget how old you are when you’re at a certain place. Take for example hanging out at the lake. When I’m near the water, I’m anything but 41 years old. I’m more like a 12-year-old who wants to either be in the water all the time or participating in water sports as much as possible. It’s just how I grew up. One of the water activities my friends and I enjoyed immensely when we were younger was tubing. When I was about 10, my dad brought home a giant yellow tube, complete with two handles and a Sun Drop logo on it. Who knows how many bottles of Sun Drop he had to drink to get it, but that’s beside the point because this gizmo was priceless. My dad would pull my friends and I behind his boat on that tube for countless hours. We’d lean out

places on the Chariot with our friends, Emma and Kate Lemons, and off we went. The first few minutes were completely exhilarating, as the boat climbed to the proper speed for the tube to plane off. As soon as we hit the first wave, the tube went into the air, and I truly thought my son, Graydon, was going to explode with delight. The further we got out into the channel, the rougher the waves were, and the more excited my children grew. Graydon yelled out, “This is awesome,” in the completely adorable way that only 4-year-olds can, while Margot kept a perpetual grin on her face. Their excitement was contagious, as I just laughed with every bump. We rode for at least 25 minutes. When we got back to the pier, my husband couldn’t believe I lasted as

Time for Tubing The gang hanging out on the circa 1984 Sun Drop tube.


long as I did. “You’re a team player,” he said as he patted me on the back. Though he would love to tube with the kids, a previous leg injury prohibits it, so this parental responsibility falls into my column, while subjects like math fall into his. I didn’t think about how long or bumpy the ride was. To me it was just fun to visit my inner kid and play for a while. So what if I was a little sore the next day? My kids had a blast and tried something new that we can do together. Aching muscles are a small price to pay for that. Soon after our ride, I started browsing the Internet for a tube of our own. This is one investment that I know will deliver years of fun for the kids and for me. All we have to do is hold on and smile.

when dad turned the boat in the hopes of getting over the wake, where it seemed there was no speed limit. Even though our arms would be sore from holding on, we begged for more. So with those memories in mind, it’s understandable why I jumped at the chance to tube with my 4-year-old twins a couple of weeks ago. Though we still swim with our Sun Drop tube (my dad has a tendency to keeps things immaculate), we opted to ride on our friend’s tube — a SportsStuff Chariot War Bird to be exact. Equipped with 32 handles and the size of a queen-size mattress, this tube is the Rolls Royce of tubing. (Seriously, I wanted to take it home and sleep on it.) The Tater Tots were beyond excited, as they had never tubed before. I was excited for them (and for me because I hadn't tubed since high school). We took our

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Lori K. Tate takes a bumpy ride down memory lane

From left, Kate Lemons, Margot Tate, Lori K. Tate, Graydon Tate and Emma Lemons prepare to take off on the Chariot War Bird.



There are only a few days left to get your votes in so go to our website at www.LNCurrents. com/BOTL2014, simply take two minutes and choose your favorite in each category (multiple choice). WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED AT A SPECIAL AWARDS CEREMONY ON JULY 16 where winners will receive their very own current Award and inside our August (Best of the Lake) issue!

categories represented on our website. For the full list, go to our website and VOTE NOW! Get your friends together and have a voting party; call your mom & dad and walk them through the voting process; get your coworkers in on the action; email your clients and customers; do whatever you can to make sure your favorites are crowned the BEST OF THE LAKE!


Watch Your email for details on the Awards Ceremony July 16.

Here are a few of the top five winners you chose as the best of Lake Norman! BEST BURGER • 131 Main Restaurant • Five Guys • Char-Grill • Pinky’s Westside Grill BEST PIZZA • Brixx at BIrkdale • Brooklyn South • Davidson Pizza Company • Mama’s Piza Express • Prosciutto’s... These are just a few of the


Be sure to encourage your clients and customers to vote for your business today. Add the link to your website, announce it on facebook and twitter. Get in on the excitement and have fun with it! Congratulations to all of you!

CURRENTS Magazine is the first and only publication in the Lake Norman area presenting its winners with their very own “current” award perfect to display in your place of business to show the world that your business was voted the Best of Lake Norman!

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