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LAKE NORMAN’S MOST Mediterranean Style Waterfront Estate This beautiful waterfront villa is located in the exclusive Peninsula area. Built in the Mediterranean style, the property boasts many exquisite details including seven fireplaces, groin-vaulted and handpainted tray ceilings, decorative moldings and travertine floors. Attached double garages flank the courtyard, which leads to a grand entry foyer with travertine marble columns and magnificent views of Lake Norman. Lake level is ideal for entertaining with its wet bar, wine room, and mosaic fountain.

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Absolutely stunning waterfront estate perfectly situated to incorporate main channel views from all living areas & bedrooms. Chef’s kitchen w/ 2 islands, granite, Viking Professional range & custom maple cabinetry. Unique layout provides luxury and privacy throughout the 6 bedrooms, library, media room, theater, secret room, and separate guest house. Gated entry, 3 car garage, porte cochere.

Waterfront villa remodeled with the finest materials carefully chosen for a most ELEGANT look. Magnificent double entry doors set the tone. Wide range lake views over pool & spa. Kitchen features 5 burner range, 2 dishwashers, Miele beverage center and custom cabinetry. Home includes beautiful Travertine floors and Brazilian Cherry hardwoods. Tile roof, 4 car garage, pier w/boat lift.

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.

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5 bedroom waterfront home features private pier, sandy beach, in-ground pool with spa and cul-de-sac location in The Point at Trump National Golf Charlotte. Open floorplan with two-story great room, study and master suite on the main level. Gourmet kitchen with professional grade gas range, adjacent screened porch and terrace with covered patio below. Lake level has recreation room with fireplace and entertainment bar, billiards, media room, exercise room and guest suite with full bath.

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

English Gothic Style Home to be “Built to Suit” per Clients’ Needs. Located in beautiful Davidson Wood subdivision. Walking distance to downtown Davidson and Davidson College. Offering NAHB, Energy Star Light Fixtures & Appliances, engineered wood products, No/Low VOC paints, sealants & varnishes. Sealed crawl space, spray foam Insulation & tankless water heater.

One of the last remaining waterfront lots in The Point that can have private pier/dock. Over an acre of mature trees and great views of Lake Norman in one of The Point’s most popular locations off upper Brawley School Road. Cul de sac street ensures privacy and minimal traffic.

Location, 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 to sandy beach.

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DISTINCTIVE HOMES Magnificent Waterfront Estate in Peninsula One of the best views on Lake Norman! Luxurious 5BR, 7BA, two story beauty offers privacy spanning 1.07 acres along the shores of Lake Norman. Impressive entry leads to living area & long range view; a dining area, cherry paneled study & generous master suite w/sitting room. Exquisite Chef’s kitchen w/center island open to breakfast area w/breathtaking lake views. Main level features a cozy family room w/fpl, guest suite, wine cellar & 4 car garage. Media rm, exercise rm, billiards rm, sun room & 3 BR suites on second level. Outdoor entertaining with covered summer kitchen, infinity pool, hot tub & sunset views!

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The Peninsula Waterfront Elegant French Country Waterfront Estate. Exquisite detail and craftsmanship throughout. Gracious, light-filled, soaring entry hall with stunning spiral staircase. Open Chef’s kitchen with family friendly great room and expansive views of lake. Lake level with summer kitchen, 1400 sq ft outdoor living and entertaining with covered sitting areas, pool & hot tub. Private dock with sitting area. Boat & 2 PWC slips. 135’ WF. Automatic Iron Gate, circular driveway, 3 car garage.

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The Peninsula Waterfront

The Peninsula Waterfront

Davidson Estate

Lake Norman waterfront retreat! Fantastic location with short walk to the Yacht Club. Private Gunite pool with spa, outdoor kitchen, covered dock & lift. Distinguished grand entry with wrought iron gate & courtyard. Impressive two-story great room & arched windows inviting in beautiful lake views. Gourmet kitchen w/Viking gas range, double ovens & keeping room w/fireplace. Lake level has guest suite, billiards room & recreation room w/fireplace.

Spectacular views of Lake Norman. Spacious open floorplan. 2-story living room with floor to ceiling windows, hardwood floors, cast stone and marble fireplace. Gourmet kitchen features custom cabinets, granite, undercounter lights, four burner range/oven w griddle/grill, refrigerator with panel exterior, and pantry. Lower level second living area/entertainment area with wine cellar. Screened porch. Boat slip w/lift. Social membership included.

Charming Charleston Style Home with wrap around porches. Beautiful walled & formal gardens. 2.5 Acre wooded property bordering farmland. Walk to Davidson, pool & tennis courts. Four fireplaces, circular drive with fountain. Master bedroom with private porch overlooking gardens. Tennis courts recently painted. Truly One of a Kind in Davidson.

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Signature 18th Hole with Waterfront & Club House Views. Open Terraces. Enclosed patio off kitchen. Recently refinished hardwood floors, new stainless appliances. Beautiful windows overlook the Lake & Golf Course from the Great Room & Master Bedroom. 2 Fireplaces in Great Room/Living Room. Open Foyer with lovely staircase, patio off Master Bedroom, Terraces off 2 Upstairs Bedrooms. Patio off Bonus Room, Mature Landscaping.

Stunning custom built waterview home loaded with architectural details throughout. Arched doorways greet you as you enter the soaring foyer and living room with built ins and fireplace. Chef’s gourmet kitchen w/double oven, granite counters, commercial appliances, and island w/pot filler opens to 2-story great room with additional fireplace. Master suite on main. Walk to your deeded boatslip!

Charming cape cod-style. Generous open floorplan w/two-story great room. Chef’s kitchen w/NEW stainless appliances open to breakfast & den w/fireplace. Updated master suite & a guest suite on main. Wine cellar & recreation room perfect for entertaining. Quiet, private property surrounded by mature trees to enjoy year round on covered front porch or enclosed patio.

Pastoral retreat in Davidson close to River Run CC and village of Davidson! Elegant 3 bedroom home w/ inviting wrap around porch, hardwood floors thruout, granite counters, stainless steel appliances, wet bar, screen porch. Cozy great room w/ stone fireplace. Your own private back yard retreat w/stone salt water pool, sauna, fire pit. Lots of land for your own garden space on this flat acreage. Close to everything but very rural!

Exquisite custom home in lake community! Designed for entertaining inside and out! Gourmet Kit w/granite, SS, veggie sink, 2 pantries. Dramatic foyer graced w/Travertine flooring and sweeping staircase. Custom detailing throughout! Luxurious master suite. Office on main. Huge bonus & loft. Extensive landscaping. Huge Deck!

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10 The Main Channel

What’s hip at Lake Norman


18 Captain’s Chair 26 Rip Currents Bill Lawing shares the sound of music at Davidson College

21 Thoughts from

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Adam Reid Wilson helps his students find their outlet through music

— Style

Lake Norman’s Next Top Model takes on fall fashion

30 Rip Currents

— Arts

The 2014 Fall Arts Preview

22 Live on Purpose 34 Grapevine Take stock of your life


The bright side of rot

38 Home Port

Reagen Roland’s Cornelius house feels like home more than ever


44 The Galley


with Lynn and Glenn

The love story of Millstone Bake House & Provisions

46 Game On For Ray Evernham, passion and love fuel the car collector “game”


58 Currently

A maze, a play and a little yoga

64 Lori’s Larks

Editor Lori K. Tate hits the shag floor


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At The Helm


don’t know if you’ve noticed, but there’s been a lot of ice falling lately. No, it’s not a cold front, it’s the ALS Association Ice Bucket Challenge. As of August 21, the nonprofit organization had raised $41.8 million by challenging folks to dump a bucket of ice water on their head or donate $100 to the association within 24 hours. In many cases people did both. I think this is wonderful, as I have a friend who has ALS. Though I’m no doctor, I can tell you that this is one of the most, if not the most, brutal diseases of our time. The sooner we find a cure, the better. As I watched my friends dump water over their heads on my Facebook feed this summer (I opted for the $100 donation), I was blown away by how fast kindness can spread. And it gave me an idea. On my 42nd birthday last month, I asked my friends (via Facebook) to go out into the world and do something kind for someone in honor of my big day. People actually did it — one friend invited her lonely elderly neighbor over for dinner. This gave me the idea of the CURRENTS Kindness Challenge. The world is a crazy place. As a journalism major, I’m a certified news

KINDNESS IS CONTAGIOUS Take the CURRENTS Kindness Challenge junkie, and even I have a hard time watching the news or reading the newspaper these days. The negativity of everything is so hard for me to shake off that I often tune it out and just focus on what’s in front of me. The problem with that is that the Exit 28 bridge is constantly in front of me, as I cross it four times a day just to get my kids to preschool and back. That doesn’t count the times I’m just running errands. While this is a first world problem and there are alternate routes, it has been the source of stress for a lot of folks in the Lake Norman area this past summer and will continue to be so this fall. Anywhere you go you hear someone grumbling about it, and I am no exception. Enter the CURRENTS Kindness Challenge. I’m not asking our readers to go out and help the construction workers build the bridge faster, I’m asking you to be kind to each other to get some positive energy going. There are 30 days in the month of September. What if you did at least one kind thing for someone each day? It can be your best friend or a complete stranger. You can let someone go in front of you in the grocery store line. You can wave “thank you” to

someone who lets you in front of them on Catawba Avenue. You can talk to an elderly person shopping for one at the grocery store. The more we do things like this, the better our community will be. Who knows? It might even become a habit. I remember lots of little life lessons from my childhood, but the one that sticks out the most is the sage advice a waitress at a fish camp gave me when I was about 8 years old. She told me, “It doesn’t cost anything to be nice.” I can’t remember the color of her hair or how tall she was, but I can clearly hear her saying those words to me to this day. Kindness is something that anyone can give or receive no matter what’s going on in their life. So this month, intentionally go out into the world and do something kind for someone else. If they ask what’s wrong with you, just tell them you’re taking the CURRENTS Kindness Challenge. P.S. Feel free to post your acts of kindness on our Facebook page.

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“I.C.U.”Aims to Keep Citizens Safe Three Davidson police officers take action

It was the tragic death of Davidson College professor Dr. Robert Whitton who was struck by a car in 2011 that inspired three Davidson police officers to create a special education and training program designed to increase awareness about pedestrian safety. In June, the Lake Norman Rotary honored those three officers — Corporal David Houk, Detective Vernon Siders and Police Officer Philip Geiger — for their work on the “I.C.U.” initiative. The three men believe that the key to pedestrian safety begins with educating children. Corporal Houk, a former graphic artist, created “Criss Cross,” a cartoon character that resembles a yellow caution sign as the mascot for the “I.C.U.” program. North Carolina law states that any vehicle upon a highway within a business or residence district must yield the right-ofway to a pedestrian crossing the road within a clearly marked crosswalk. The purpose of the “I.C.U.” program has five main points, Corporal Houk explains, including steps to increase awareness in both pedestrians and drivers. For example, a driver must yield to a pedestrian walking in a crosswalk and is encouraged to think, “I see you in the crosswalk. I will encourage you to cross safely.” Once a pedestrian is in the crosswalk, he is encouraged to make eye contact with drivers of all vehicles and bicycles and think, “I see you stopping, so I know it is safe to enter the crosswalk.” The goal of the program is to keep all citizens out of the ICU (intensive care unit). The officers are available to present the “I.C.U.” program to social and civic groups, including those with children. “We are a pedestrian and walking friendly community,” says Cristina Shaul, public information officer for the Town of Davidson. “We really just want to make sure all walkers, cyclists and motorists know what each other is doing.” — Renee Roberson, photography by Sarah Elizabeth Borst

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From left, Police Officer Philip Geiger and Corporal David Houk helped create the “I.C.U.” initiative with Detective Vernon Siders (not pictured).

THE SCOOP Visit for more information on the “I.C.U.” initiative. Those interested in the “I.C.U.” presentation can contact the Davidson Police Department at 704.892.5131.

In the Kitchen with Jill Dahan

Create Inside of the Box Tamara Budz’ Twined delivers arts and crafts to your doorstep “I want my customers to feel inspired,” says Huntersville’s Tamara Budz, and she designed her subscription-based arts and craft service, Twined, around that goal. Twined provides complete projects that people of any skill level can enjoy, delivered right to your door. Subscribers will receive a Twined parcel every other month that contains two projects — one piece of art and one craft. All of the necessary materials and instructions come in the box so that even the busiest hobbyist can find time to create. Typical projects could include texture painting, calligraphy place cards or a wine cork bulletin board. During the holidays, Budz plans to focus more on crafts that can be either given as gifts or used when entertaining guests. Budz began Twined so that anyone could enjoy crafting without the stress of finding materials, and she hopes that her customers will be motivated to pursue additional projects on their own.

Photography courtesy of Elke Talbot

Granola Bars with Raspberry Jam Filling

Tamara Budz of Huntersville has designed a subscription-based arts and craft service called Twined.

“If I can get people to look outside my box and see at what they have at their disposal,” Budz says, “that’s a win.” — Connor Roberson, photography by Glenn Roberson

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Spoon rests by Cupcakes & Cartwheels You might not ever get a chance to rest, but that doesn’t mean your spoon can’t. This adorable spoon rest by Cupcakes & Cartwheels gets to the point with its message “Give It A Rest.” On the back it reads, “ Your spoon works hard and does its best, when you show it some love and give it a rest!” You can purchase this spoon rest in assorted colors for $7 at The Fresh Market, 20623 Torrence Chapel Road, Cornelius, — Photography by Glenn Roberson

This spoon rest by Cupcakes & Cartwheels gets to the point.

My three boys, all their friends and all my friends love these bars. They are great for children’s lunchboxes, a mid-afternoon coffee break or an on-the-run breakfast when time is tight. These bars are not just sensational tasting, but they are nutritionally packed and low in sugar. They include “brain food” like coconut oil and almonds together with keep-you-going-longer-food like oats. Feel free to improvise and use whatever nut butter or jam you have on hand. Once you make these bars, you will never go back to box bars again. Ingredients 1/3 cup extra virgin coconut oil (I like Nutiva.) 1 ½ cups old fashioned or porridge oats 2 tablespoons of almond butter or another nut butter   (no sugar added) ¼ cup coconut sugar (I like Big Tree coconut sugar   with vanilla at Earthfare.) ¼ cup unsalted raw sunflower seeds or   slivered almonds 1/2 jar of all fruit jam (Raspberry is a favorite, and I   like St. Dalfour.) Instructions Combine oats, seeds or almonds, and coconut sugar and blend on low until fairly fine and all blended together. Add in almond butter and coconut oil, and continue blending until combined. Press 2/3 of the mixture down firmly in a 7x7-inch glass pan and top with the jam. Sprinkle the rest of the oat mixture over the jam. Don’t worry, as there will be jam peeking thru. Bake at 350 F for about 20-25 minutes until lightly browned. Remove from the oven and press down the mixture with the back of a spatula. Freeze or chill until firm. Slice while cold and serve bars frozen or at room temperature. Makes about 9-12 bars 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 11 lake norman currents | September 2014 |

Where all the cool treasures are this Summer From left, Velvet Nelson and Mike Murphy created Proctor Free in Cornelius to prevent online cheating.

No Cheaters Velvet Nelson and Mike Murphy created Proctor Free to make education more accessible

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Velvet Nelson was teaching online classes when she realized she had a problem. There was no way of knowing a registered student was actually the one taking the tests. Fellow teacher Mike Murphy had similar concerns, but the pair couldn’t find a good solution so they set out to create one. Murphy’s experience in military intelligence and Velvet’s background in higher education guided the development of a first-of-its-kind software aimed at preventing online cheating. Proctor Free was born not in the heart of the Silicon Valley but above Madalyn’s Coffee and Tea in Kenton Place in Cornelius. “The talent is here, but to find it you have to search in different places,” says Murphy. One of their best software developers used to be an auto mechanic. The program uses several technologies to continuously identify a student, including webcams and facial recognition. “We’re also looking for a series of patterns and behaviors that are typically associated with cheating,” explains Murphy. Proctor Free is $15 per assessment regardless of length, and there are corporate applications as well. Twenty-one colleges and universities have made commitments so far. For non-traditional college students, the software eliminates the need to schedule a proctor, or a visit to a classroom for a test. Says Nelson, “Our mission is to make education more accessible.” — Allison Andrews, photography by Ben Sherrill THE SCOOP For more information regarding Proctor Free, visit

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Old Music is New Again

L’Académie du Roi Soleil performs on both sides of the pond

From left, Margaret Carpenter, Nicolas Haigh and Barbara Krumdieck are members of L’Académie du Roi Soleil.

Davidson’s Margaret Carpenter went to Cambridge for an education but ended up finding love and French Baroque music, too. Carpenter, a soprano who majored in choral conducting, and her fiancé, Nicolas Haigh, an organist and harpsichordist,

met “by accident” through their love of classical music. Their combined talents form the backbone of L’Académie du Roi Soleil (The Academy of the Sun King). L’Académie is a chamber music ensemble with fluid membership and an appreciation for 17th century music. The group performs in both England and the Lake Norman area, with a varied list of members and instruments — the Davidson roster includes violin, flute and cello, alongside Carpenter’s voice and Haigh’s harpsichord. The group’s first performance was in York, followed shortly by a tour through North Carolina. Since then, the number of other performers in the area that Carpenter and Haigh have worked with has grown.“This area has a large audience of support for chamber music,” says Barbara Krumdieck, a local cello player and part of L’Académie. Churches are the ensemble’s most frequent venue of choice,

both because the acoustics suit their music and because few other spaces have a harpsichord or organ handy. Despite having performed throughout England, Carpenter and Haigh speak highly of their experiences playing in the Lake Norman area. “People really enjoyed hearing music they haven’t heard before,” says Haigh. “It’s interesting to see how excited people get about it,” Carpenter adds. “I’ve been impressed with how supportive the community members have been.” — Connor Roberson, photography by Glenn Roberson

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Estes Millner Professor of Music Bill Lawing is responsible for many of the musical sounds coming from Davidson College.

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Davidson College’s Bill Lawing shares his love of music with students as well as the community


he Davidson College performance halls are alive with the sounds of music. Estes Millner Professor of Music Bill Lawing is responsible for many of those sounds. He’s been at the college for 39 years and even longer if you count his years as a Davidson undergraduate. Lawing teaches and supervises the college’s electronic studio and directs the jazz ensemble, and wind and brass activities. He’s also performed internationally with his wife, Davidson College Artist Associate Cynthia Lawing. We recently talked to Lawing about the array of music options for the public this season at Davidson College.

What does the Davidson College Music Department have in store for the community this year?


We create many events that appeal to our area and region. Throughout the year, our faculty and students present many recitals, and our Concert Series brings in excellent national artists. Our student ensembles, especially the Symphony Orchestra, Jazz Ensemble and Chorale, give excellent concerts throughout the year.

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The Chorale Arts Society includes community members and performs great music with a full symphony, including Handel’s Messiah in November. All of our ensembles will come together for our Christmas Gala on December 2 and 3. In my activities of jazz, we have both the larger jazz ensemble and the smaller combo. We are especially looking forward to having Aubrey Logan, jazz singer and trombonist, join the Jazz Ensemble in April. Also, the Music Department will be collaborating with the Theatre Department for a wonderful production of Fiddler on the Roof in the spring.

How does the Davidson College Music Department help the community in terms of the arts?

Our first purpose is to create concert experiences for our students. We are lucky to have really brilliant musicians come to Davidson College, which in return, gives us the opportunity to offer some really great concerts to the public. It’s certainly easier than driving to Charlotte, and most of our performances are free. Our Concert Series is one of our only ticketed events.

Classically trained musicians tend to focus on one instrument because of a desire for perfection. I am very focused on the trumpet and have been since I was 10 years old. I grew up in Winston-Salem in a time when public schools introduced students to instruments in fourth grade. My previous piano background gave me a good foundation and ability to read music and pick up the trumpet quicker. There are so many ways I can play the trumpet, and it’s involved in about every genre of music. The trumpet allows me to continue to grow, and at the same time, there’s lots of variety. I think that’s why I love the instrument.

What do you enjoy the most about performing, and what do you enjoy the most about teaching music?

What motivates me when I’m performing is the pursuit of excellence. First, it technically has to been pristine and precise. Second, it has to be meaningful. I’m trying to communicate with a language that is nonverbal but still says something. I like teaching music because I have the opportunity to introduce students to music they may not know. I also like helping students hear music they may know and begin to hear details that they hadn’t paid attention to before, such as the relationship of the music to the words or why on this verse the music changes.

You’ve performed with orchestras across the region and in other countries. Is there one performance that stands out?

A highlight would have to be when I was in graduate school and playing with the Cleveland Orchestra, one of the greatest orchestras in the world, with Lorin Maazel, one of the greatest conductors in the world, at Carnegie Hall, one of the best performance halls in the world. THE SCOOP For a comprehensive list of concerts at Davidson College this season, visit

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meet, but one student grew to three, then four, then more,” he says. “It just blew up from there.” Seven additional years have now passed, and as the paint dries on a teaching studio in Old Town Cornelius named Learn Music NC, Wilson sees music differently — yet again. For both his adult and children students, music, he knows full well, enhances life. “Sports are perfect for some, and the outdoors for others, but there are kids who aren’t going to connect to something like football or hiking just because they aren’t wired that way,” he says. “That’s where music comes in, and I see it with every new student. I was the kid who couldn’t help but move when I heard it, and I was the kid who was always playing the drums on his legs even when he was little, and I see those kids now. I get so excited now when I see that same energy and attitude in the kids who come in for lessons. Music had a surprising effect on me, and I get so much meaning when I see what it does for others.” Music, he believes, can complete a lifestyle. “For adults who live in the nine-tofive world,” he continues, “music adds the dimension of creativity. Because so many of us just fly through life, and we are so focused on making progress on our “To Do” list, we lose perspective. Music becomes a tank filler.” Wilson says that for children, music lessons offer peace and progression, as it helps them slow things down if they are feeling confused and overwhelmed. “Lessons help them discover their own talents, passions and abilities,” he explains. “When they pick up a guitar and start playing, they become energized and happy.” When you have a gift, sharing it with others is one of the noblest things you can do. “Music speaks to me. It helps me understand myself and gives me a means to process how I feel,” he says. “And I love sharing what I have discovered through a life of music. It is the gift I intend to keep giving.”

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hen Adam Reid Wilson was 7 years old, he began asking his parents for a guitar. Begging, he says, might be a better term to use. After all, it was the ’80s and ’90s, and music was being dominated by hair bands. Guitar, drums and base filled the stage. And because the guitar was in the front, Wilson felt it was the right way to go. “It took four years and a ton of begging — I finally got that guitar for Christmas at age 11 — and it worked out to be the perfect time,” Wilson recalls. “I played and played and played and never put it down.” When Wilson became a teen, the guitar took on a new purpose. “I was into punk rock when I was younger, and I had all this teenage angst rising up in me. With that guitar in my hands, I finally had an outlet for it all,” he explains. The guitar helped him transition from boy to man. “Songwriting and playing helped me understand what I was feeling,” he adds. “The emotion was building up in me, and that’s when I’d write a song. When I sat and wrote a song, magical things happened. It was like the things I couldn’t express to people with words, and actions came out in my songwriting. It was like if I didn’t write a song, I felt like I’d explode.” In 2007, feeling a desire to step out on his own and discover a new path, Wilson moved from California to North Carolina with guitar in hand. He transferred his job at Trader Joe’s and, shortly after began to work at a south Charlotte location of the grocery chain. He soon learned one check alone wouldn’t pay the bills. So, Wilson placed a music instructor advertisement on Craigslist and soon after found his first student. As word of his talent, passion and custom teaching style spread, student numbers increased. Within a year, he left Trader Joe’s and began teaching full time. The decision ultimately changed his career path and added a new dimension to his musical life. Sharing his gift — and love — with others gave his life new meaning and a new dimension. “I was just hoping to teach a few lessons to help make ends

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Audit your time to find out what’s important to you My hair is so unruly. If only I could lose 20 pounds. Getting rid of these wrinkles would change everything.


e pin our hopes on our bodies. If we could just change our bodies, we tell ourselves, we could change everything. And so we go about our body projects if we have the cash or constitution, or we view our lives through our imperfect lens and keep obsessing if we don’t. I learned what my obsession was when I was in my 20s. Every day, I spent an hour trying to straighten my curly hair with the relatively limited hairdressing skills I had. Finally, I would look in the mirror, deem my triangle of hair adequate and then walk outside into the North Carolina humidity where all of my effort was almost immediately undone. One day, my arm awkwardly contorted over me, a thought came to me. If I did this five days a week for 50 weeks a year, then I was putting more than 10 days a year into doing my hair badly. If I kept going in this fight against my natural texture, then when I died it would be pretty fair to write “she spent over a year of her life doing her hair” on my tombstone. Next, I opened the bathroom drawer dedicated to my hair supplies and quickly did the math. There was well over $150 dollars worth of hair products in there, and yet, I was an almost always broke college student. More than one month of my expendable income was in that drawer. Both of those realizations challenged what I saw as my values. What better things could I be doing with that hour each day? What better use did I have for that money? Put that way, I could see the

incongruency between my obsessions and how I wanted to live. I needed to find a way out. Are you noticing that your obsessions are getting in the way with your living? Use these strategies to refocus your attention. Observe your obsessions. Chances are you aren’t aware of your obsessions. Spend the next week observing what thoughts you have about what you find wrong with yourself. See how your concerns impact your daily life. Do you shop more? Change your clothes so much you end up late everywhere? Spend way too much time in front of the mirror? Evaluate your values and behaviors. What are your values? How do your current behaviors reflect them? What would you rather be doing with your time and energy? Set some ground rules. Now that you know what you’d rather be doing, it’s time to create guidelines that will allow you to live as you would like. When I discovered my hair obsession, my ground rules included not spending more than 90 minutes maximum on my hair a week and finishing a hair product before I could buy a new one. Those rules drastically changed my behavior and my mind. See things in a new way. The foundation for living with “less obsession” really comes down to embracing the idea that nothing is wrong with you. Sure, there are ways we can always be growing and learning, but the truth is that all of life is a journey. What you have to figure out isn’t your hair or wrinkles or weight. Instead, you need to claim your values, how you want to live, and what choices, every day, will get you closer to your dream. For too long, we have been sold a false idea: that we will finally be content when our bodies change. In actuality, we will only be content when our minds change — when we give ourselves permission and the tools to be content. Change your mind and you change not just your world, but the whole world.

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Dr. Chris Brown of Cornelius has a strong interest in Leonardo Da Vinci’s art, in particular the Mona Lisa.


t began at the age of 6 or 7 when Chris Brown was growing up in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. Maybe it was his first visit to the National Gallery of Art as a child, but Brown says ever since then, he’s been interested in art in one way or another. That quest to understand art has grown into something much more.

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Uncovering the myth

Dr. Brown lives in Cornelius where his home is full of artwork that means something to him. His eye for art is much more than appreciating the subtleties for an artist’s work. For Brown, it’s much deeper. His curiosity was provoked with The Da Vinci Code, a mystery novel written by Dan Brown that plays out in France’s Louvre Museum. “The book made me look at art in a much different way,” recalls Brown. “I began what would lead into a very serious study of [Leonardo] Da Vinci and allow me to make several discoveries that have never been written about or understood until now.” Brown focused, specifically, on the Mona Lisa, which many believe was Da Vinci’s most popular work of art. Brown teamed up with Dr. Jean-Pierre Isbouts, a best-selling author with National Geographic. “With our combined wisdom, discoveries and scholarly research, we published the first of at least four books, The Mona Lisa Myth,” says Brown. The book reveals, among other things, that Da Vinci painted two Mona Lisa portraits, including one that turned up in a Swiss vault in 2012.

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When Brown isn’t working at his day job as a local oral surgeon, he spends countless hours researching this topic. His research on the Mona Lisa started in 2010, and it is his hope that The Mona Lisa Myth honors Da Vinci and shares his vision with a scholarly approach. “During his life, there were many restrictions such as the Inquisition, where all books were burned and blasphemy could lead to death,” Brown explains. “In many ways, Da Vinci pre-discovered things that Darwin, Galileo and others would describe in the future. He was the true Renaissance man, and we can learn many things even now from this man.” The book has now been turned into

a film, which was shot in Florence, Italy. Academy Award-winner Morgan Freeman narrates the movie. “Freeman is the consummate professional,” says Brown, who is currently meeting with distributors, including Netflix and Amazon so that the film will be easily available to the public to purchase and see. And it doesn’t end with the Mona Lisa. Brown is already dedicated to the next phase and the next book. “When we published The Mona Lisa Myth, we knew it would be the first of at least four books,” he says. “We’re currently working on our next book as it relates to the The Last Supper,” says Brown. They hope to turn each book into another documentary and again involve the talents of Freeman. Brown admits his exploration and passions have taken him on a wild ride. “Da Vinci is the most intelligent human being to ever live. His estimated IQ is 220 with Albert Einstein being compared at 160,” he says. “As a result, trying to figure out what this genius was thinking sometimes takes a multitude of directions and options before arriving at a conclusion.”

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Lake Norman’s Next Top Model, Torie Costa, checks out the latest fall looks while visiting the arts scene in Old Town Cornelius

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Rip Currents- Arts

Step Afrika! performs November 4 as part of The C. Shaw and Nancy K. Smith Artist Series at Davidson College.


FALL ARTS Photography courtesy of Davidson College

CONCERTS Alexander Community Concert Series All concerts begin at 3 p.m. on Sundays at The Episcopal Church of St. Peter By-the-Lake in Denver (8433 Fairfield Forest Road). Adults $15, seniors (65 and above) and students $10, children under 12 free. 704.483.3460. Tryon Street Ensemble (September 21) This ensemble (featuring Alan Black, Principal Cellist of the Charlotte Symphony; Ben Geller, Principal Violist; and Joseph Meyer, Violinist and Assoc. Concertmaster) features the sounds of sumptuous, sensuous strings. Reception to meet the musicians, with refreshments, follows the concert. ETSU Bluegrass Band (November 2) Enjoy a lollapalooza of blues, jazz and country.

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Places everyone! It’s time to be entertained, enthralled, provoked and even a little tickled with this season’s line-up

Eighth Annual Cornelius Concert Series at Mt. Zion United Methodist Church All concerts are held on the campus of Mt. Zion United Methodist Church in Cornelius. A free offering is taken at each concert unless otherwise noted. Ed Kilbourne (September 7) This popular artist is known for his collection of moving music, quirky humor and insightful monologues. In addition to his concert appearances, Ed has earned a reputation as one of America’s cutting- edge religious communicators, a folk-theologian if you will, offering his teaching in story and song as a guest in churches across the United States. He combines acoustic guitar, singing and commentary with a storytelling style often compared to that of Garrison Keillor. Sunday morning worship, sanctuary.

Photography courtesy of Mt. Zion UMC

compiled by Lori K. Tate


Ed Kilbourne performs September 7 at Mt. Zion UMC.

Pepper Choplin (September 20) Pepper Choplin is a full-time composer, conductor and humorist. He has gained a reputation as one of the most creative writers in church music today. Beginning his music training at the age of 4, Choplin has a diverse musical background and incorporates varied styles such as folk, gospel, classical and jazz into his compositions. His published work includes more than 230 anthems for church and school choir, 13 church cantatas and a book of piano compositions. 7 p.m., sanctuary.

Christmas at Mt. Zion (December 14) Celebrate the season with Mt. Zion’s Chancel Choir, hand bell choir and orchestra, as they perform Love Came Down at Christmas by Joel Raney. 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., sanctuary.

Photography courtesy of Cornelius Arts Center

opening reception October 24, 6-8 p.m. with a brief gallery talk at 6 p.m. Van Every Gallery/Smith Galleries, Davidson College,

Davidson College Music Department

DCSO: Pyromania (October 1) The Davidson College Symphony Orchestra performs Stravinsky, Holst, Wagner and Hayden. 7:30 p.m. Free. Duke Family Performance Hall, Knobloch Campus Center. DCSO: Ablaze (November 11) Sparks will fly as winners of the 2014 Concerto Competition light up the Hall. 7:30 p.m. Free. Duke Family Performance Hall, Knobloch Campus Center. Jazz Combo Fall Concert (November 20) Under the new direction of renowned saxophonist Tim Gordon, the popular Davidson College Jazz Combo will offer an exciting evening of small group jazz literature and improv. 7:30 p.m. Free. Duke Family Performance Hall, Knobloch Campus Center. Choral Arts Society: Handel’s The Messiah (November 24) Davidson College Choirs, North Carolina Chamber Orchestra and guest soloists join together to perform a perennial favorite. 7:30 p.m. $5.36-$18.62. Duke Family Performance Hall, Knobloch Campus Center. Davidson Holiday Gala (December 2-3) The Davidson College Choirs, Symphony Orchestra, Jazz Ensemble and friends ring in the holiday season with the second annual Holiday Gala. 7:30 p.m. $10.73$36.24. Duke Family Performance Hall, Knobloch Campus Center.

Missing Piece by Bridget Conn is part of the Alchemy of Tea exhibit at Cornelius Arts Center this fall.

GALLERY EXHIBITIONS Alchemy of Tea (September 1-November 1) Alchemy of Tea brings together a group of American artists inspired by tea. This unique and stunning collection of work provokes viewers to ponder the transformation of tea in its consumable and degradable form into art objects. Reception September 13 6:30-9 p.m. Cornelius Arts Center Gallery, 19725 Oak Street, Cornelius, Re/Presenting HIV/AIDS (Through October 5) Re/Presenting HIV/AIDS, cocurated by Ann Fox, Dave Wessner, Lia Newman and Rosemary Gardner, features works of art examining the visual representations of HIV/ AIDS from science and art perspectives. The exhibition features 12 artists and a variety of media. Opening reception Thursday, September 4 6-8 p.m. with a brief gallery talk at 6 p.m. Van Every Gallery/ Smith Galleries, Davidson College, Jaume Plensa (October 16-December 16) This exhibition — Plensa’s first comprehensive exhibition in North Carolina — features works on paper as well as sculptural works in bronze and steel. Lecture, October 23, 7 p.m., Lilly Family Gallery;

The C. Shaw and Nancy K. Smith Artist Series This series offers a variety of entertainment for the community. All performances take place in Davidson College’s Duke Family Performance Hall in the Knobloch Campus Center at 8 p.m. Keigwin + Company (September 26) Keigwin+Company engages the audience instantly with costuming, staging and eye-absorbing movement. Dancers appear weightless and their movement invokes a sense of humor. Step Afrika! (November 4) The stepping tradition in the United States grew out of song and dance rituals practiced by historically African American fraternities and sororities, beginning in the early 1900s. The form is also spreading its wings to new venues and participants, such as Latino and Asian American Greek-letter organizations.

Keigwin + Company performs at Davidson College on September 26.

Photography courtesy of Davidson College

Concerts on the Green (September 21) Davidson College Symphony and Jazz Ensemble perform on the Town Green. Bring a blanket and pack a picnic. 6 p.m. Free. Davidson Town Green, Davidson.


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The Prophet (November 19-23) The Prophet presents a thrilling snapshot of private life in Cairo during the 2011 popular uprising. With political turmoil as a backdrop, a writer and his wife wade through guilt while their long-hidden secrets threaten to emerge and tear them apart. Times TBA. $10, seniors $8, faculty/ staff $7, students $5. The Barber Theatre, Davidson College.

Photography courtesy of Davidson College

Davidson Community Players

The three-time Grammy-winning contemporary sextet Eighth Blackbird performs on November 21 at Davidson College.

Eighth Blackbird Presents Electrically Charged (November 21) Three-time Grammy-winning contemporary music sextet Eighth Blackbird has been entertaining and provoking audiences across the country and around the world. This Chicago-based group puts a twist on the idea of music played by classical instruments.

THEATRE Davidson College Theatre Department She Stoops to Conquer (October 24-November 1) One of the great comedies of the English language, She Stoops to Conquer is a playful romp of extremes, poking hilarious fun at the gap between what we do in polite company and what we might do, well...otherwise. Recommended for ages 11 and up. Times TBA. $15, seniors $12, faculty/staff $10, students $6. Duke Family Performance Hall, Davidson College.

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All fall performances take place at Armour Street Theatre, 307 Armour Street, Davidson. Dixie Swim Club (October 2-19) Five Southern women, whose friendships began on their college swim team, set aside a long weekend every summer to recharge those relationships. Free from husbands, kids and jobs, they meet at the same beach cottage on the Outer Banks to catch up, laugh and meddle in each other’s lives. The play takes place over four weekends spanning three decades. As their lives unfold and the years pass, these women increasingly rely on each other to get through the challenges that life flings at them. Thu-Sat 8 p.m., Sun 2 p.m. $20, senior (65+) $18, student (under 21) $12. It’s a Wonderful Life (December 4-21) Step back in time and experience a live radio broadcast as this beloved American holiday classic comes to captivating life. With the help of a small ensemble that brings a few dozen characters to the stage, the story of idealistic George Bailey unfolds as he considers ending his life one fateful Christmas Eve and realizes the wide impact of his life. Thu-Sat 8 p.m., Sat-Sun 2 p.m. Confirm times before going. $20, senior (65+) $18, student (under 21) $12.

Davidson Community Players’ Connie Company Seussical Jr. (November 7-16) Oh the places we’ll go. This musical extravaganza excites our imagination as we follow the Cat in the Hat and Jojo on a whirlwind adventure. All of our favorite Dr. Seuss characters will come to life and delight

audiences with their fun-filled adventures discovering life lessons in loyalty and the importance of family and friendship. Fri 7 p.m., Sat 1 p.m. and 4 p.m., Sun 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. $10. Armour Street Theatre, 307 Armour Street, Davidson.

Warehouse PAC All Warehouse PAC performances take place at Warehouse PAC, 9216-A Westmoreland Road, Cornelius. Fuddy Meers (September 19-October 4) This American play by David LindsayAbaire tells the story of Claire, an amnesiac who awakens each morning with a blank slate as a memory. Her husband and teenage son are left with the job of imprinting the facts of her life on a daily basis. One day Claire is abducted, and things really begin to get interesting. ThuSat 8 p.m., Sun 2 p.m. Tickets TBA. Nana’s Naughty Knickers (October 1719) Nana’s Naughty Knickers serves as the second installment of Warehouse’s Plays and Pastries Reader’s Theatre. This hilarious comedy features a grandmother who designs, manufactures and sells lingerie for the senior citizen set; her hard-of-hearing lady friend; and her lovely granddaughter, who is not aware of Nana’s illicit enterprise. Readers Theatre is a style of theatre in which actors do not memorize their lines. Fri-Sat 8 p.m., Sun 2 p.m. Make your reservation 48 hours prior to a performance and your $10 admission will get you a pastry from La Patisserie. Rapture, Blister Burn (November 6-23) Women are running for president. Men are exfoliating. It’s all jumbled: you can’t read the signs. After University, Catherine and Gwen chose opposite paths. Decades later each woman covets the other’s life. Sparks fly in this witty comedy by Gina Gionfriddo. Times TBA. $20, seniors/ students $15.

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A Load of Rot

by Trevor Burton

It might seem odd, but rotten grapes can produce ethereal wines


couple of really interesting things happen when grapes are left hanging on their vines for a longer time than the normal harvest. First, they build up more sugar than “normal” grapes. And, second, little by little they build up mold and start to rot. At first glance, wine from rotten grapes doesn’t sound that appealing, but these wines turn out to be some of the most spectacular in the world. They can command mind-bending prices. A search on the Internet produced a price of $3,900 for a bottle of Château Yquem Sauternes — a wine made from rotten grapes. Be of good heart, not all wines are priced like this, not at all. But the price does give you some idea of how great these wines can be.

Before the rot sets in


Let’s begin with grapes that are left on the vine for just a little while after normal harvest time. Wines made from these guys are called late harvest wines or the French term vendange tardive, which means exactly the same thing. The extra hang time does build up sugar, but it also adds complexity that passes through into the wine. For me, complexity is what it’s all about when it comes to defining a good wine, so there’s a lot to be said for late harvest wines. A great way to try some of this out is with German wines, specifically Rieslings. One of the determinants of the quality of a German wine is grape ripeness — how long they have hung on their vines. Pick out two Rieslings, one with Kabinett on the label and the second with Spätlese on the label. The Kabinett designation is the equivalent of “Reserve” that you might see on an American wine. The name came from the fact that, years ago, the wines were thought to be so good that they were set aside in a cabinet.

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Spätlese literally means late harvest. Spätlese wines are a click up the quality scale from Kabinett. Rieslings are high on my sip list. They have an amazing balance of sweetness and acidity, and they exude complexity. Try these two wines side by side. You’ll get to see the impact that extra ripening has. It will be interesting to see how your preferences turn out.

Breaking the mold As mentioned before, it might seem counter-intuitive to make wines from grapes that have gone bad, but several things are going on here, all of them nifty. Grape juices have time to build up a larger set of flavors. The juices get more concentrated; the fungus removes water from grapes, leaving behind a higher percentage of solids, such as sugars, fruit acids and minerals. And the fungus, itself, carries over a whole new set of characteristics — good ones. You might think it’s more than a little bizarre going on about wine made from grapes with a moldy fungus, but the wine is downright ethereal. The technical name for the fungus on grapes is botrytis cinerea, but you get a feel for what’s going on by its more usual name, noble rot. There are other fungi that are not quite so noble. They simply rot and cause a sodden, rotten mass that, if you were dumb enough to make wine from it, would create something that tastes like rotten fruit. Conditions have to be just right for nobility to emerge. They’re certainly there in the most famous source of these wines, Sauternes in the Bordeaux region of France. Sauternes is a tale of two rivers. Continued on page 37

Crème brûlée in a bottle. These wines are ethereal.

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The larger river, the Garonne, flows by Bordeaux’ left bank. It stays warm until late in the year. There’s a tiny tributary, the Ciron, which has cool autumn waters. As the cool waters of the Ciron flow towards the warmer Garonne, mists develop. They linger over the vines at the break of day, dissipating only with the warmth of the new day’s sun. Early morning moisture activates dormant spores of botrytis cinerea, causing the development of fungus. When the grapes dry out in the sunshine, the fungus tends toward noble rot rather than that nasty gray stuff. Harvesting rotten grapes is a rotten job — time-consuming and expensive. The rot is irregular, from one vine to another, from one grape to another. Harvest workers handpick only those individual grapes that have been properly infected with noble rot. Grapes can be picked only on the particular day that they are ready; and yields are not high. The shriveled, raisinlike grapes yield only a small amount of juice. Remember that expensive wine from Château d’Yquem? It takes a lot of grapes

to make that wine — the average yield is about one glass of wine from each vine. Which goes some way to explaining the expense of the wine.

Crème brûlée in a bottle But the big question is, what does the wine taste like? As I said earlier, it’s ethereal. These wines have been described as “crème brûlée in a bottle.” They have a gold color that is dense and dark. They have aromas of flowers and fruit that come together to create something of remarkable complexity and balance. There’s all sorts of stuff — almond, mango, pineapple, stewed peach, dried apricot and passion fruit. Sauternes wines have a powerful style that’s also extremely elegant. They’re intensely concentrated and sweet but have high levels of acidity to balance out the sweetness. It helps to have a little patience. The wines are delicious when young, but their true splendor shows only when they have decades of bottle age. These wines become complex, luscious and honeyed after 15 to 20 years and can last for a century or longer if properly stored. Something so beautiful from something

Something so beautiful from something so rotten. That, in itself, is a reason to seek out these wines.

so rotten. That, in itself, is a reason to seek out these wines. Don’t let the crazy price I mentioned put you off. You can fine much less expensive choices, maybe around $30. Not exactly cheap, but we all deserve a treat every now and then. Enjoy.

Home Port by Deb Mitchell photography by Ken Noblezada

making it

HER OWN Reagen Roland’s house feels more like home than ever thanks to the help of Jody Kurtz

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eagen Roland’s home in Cornelius is filled with the love of family and friends, in more ways than one. Roland grew up in the two-bedroom home her grandfather built in 1978 for her parents. The lot — once a part of the old Bustle Farm — sits just up the road from current and former homes of Roland’s extended family. “This house was here before The Peninsula was here, when Jetton was nothing but a gravel road,” says Roland, now a successful land sales consultant. Roland returned post college to live in the home on her own, and recently took the added step of buying it from her parents, making it finally and officially her own. Although her parents (both professional home inspectors) kept the home in mint condition, its dark woods and richly hued paints and fabrics didn’t suit Roland’s personal tastes. She needed her interiors to reflect her

From left, Jody Kurtz, owner of Kathryn Lilly Interiors, grew up with Roland and helped her transform her home into a showplace.

After Reagen Roland bought the home she grew up in from her parents, she updated its interiors to reflect her personal taste.

own lighthearted and fresh attitude, but with a strong connection to the past and a palpable sense of warm Southern hospitality thrown in. Continued on page 43

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Clockwise from top left, A covered porch now serves as an outdoor room. Kurtz updated family heirloom pieces in the dining room by changing out knobs, adding a short, flirty tablecloth and bringing in upholstered dining chairs with nail head trim, a tufted linen banquette and a modern beaded chandelier. Throughout the home, little touches, such as this bar of soap, echo the home's watercolor palette. Kurtz lent her touch in the master bedroom with an ornate white carved bed found at Oak Street Mill in Cornelius.

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Even small details like the blue glass vases made from Bombay Sapphire gin bottles and the reclaimed wood picture frames add the perfect dashes of vintage shabby to balance the girly chic furnishings, pillows and window treatments. Continued from page 39

Roland turned to childhood friendcum-interior designer, Jody Kurtz, for help in personalizing the home. As principal designer and owner of Kathryn Lilly Interiors (which she named after her grandmother and mother, respectively) in Davidson, Kurtz brought a fresh perspective to the home’s design.

A clean slate “We started by clearing everything out,” explains Kurtz, which included removing a sink basin Roland’s mother bathed her in as a baby. The pair kicked around ideas for a time, but the plan really took shape when Roland fell in love with a distressed blue coffee table at Dutchmans Casual Living store in Cornelius. The table, along with an extradeep, herringbone-patterned sofa also found at Dutchmans, set the tone for the home’s watercolor palette and cottage chic feel. Ironically, not long after moving the new sofa in, Roland broke her ankle and spent three weeks recovering on it, “Good thing it was comfortable,” she says. Kurtz had the public spaces in the house painted in fresh neutrals and faux finished the living room’s fireplace in a crackled gray and white. She brought in a railroad crossing sign and had an old porch column made into a floor lamp at Reinvented Charlotte to layer on vintage details. “What I really love about this house,” says Kurtz, “is that nearly everything has a story.”

Chic repurposing In the dining room, permanently altering Roland’s cherished family heirloom table, sideboard and hutch was out of the question. Instead, Kurtz updated the pieces by changing out knobs, adding a short, flirty tablecloth and bringing in upholstered dining chairs with nail head trim, a tufted linen banquette and a modern beaded chandelier. Rather than opting to downplay the small entry, Kurtz made it a show-stopping focal point. Pearlescent metallic wallpaper in a bold trellis pattern, a chandelier made of recycled Coke bottles and a vintageinspired mirror give the tiny space big personality. Roland’s childhood desk, made over with white lacquer paint and gold-dipped feet, stands in as an ultra-chic hall table. Kurtz lent her touch in the master bedroom with an ornate white carved bed found at Oak Street Mill in Cornelius. She had her father, Mitch Marre´, a skilled craftsman who often works on Kurtz’s projects, paint the guest bath cabinets and replace the home’s interior doors with new Craftsman style doors bearing glam “old town” glass door knobs. Even small details like the blue glass vases made from Bombay Sapphire gin bottles and the reclaimed wood picture frames add the perfect dashes of vintage shabby to balance the girly chic furnishings, pillows and window treatments. Roland says that while she’s sometimes tempted to look for a larger home, this one is just too special and full of potential. “There’s just so much we can do here,” she says, “Jody and I have ‘mucho’ plans for this house — ‘mucho’ plans!”

Feminine details accentuate the powder room.

Rather than opting to downplay the small entry, Kurtz made it a show-stopping focal point. Pearlescent metallic wallpaper in a bold trellis pattern, a chandelier made of recycled Coke bottles and a vintage-inspired mirror give the tiny space big personality.

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The Galley with Lynn and Glenn



by Lynn Roberson photography by Glenn Roberson

Millstone Bake House & Provisions fits right in with Davidson Fresh fare is a staple at Millstone Bake House & Provisions in Davidson.


he story of Millstone Bake House & Provisions is — at its heart — a love story. It’s a story of a love of downtown Davidson, a love of the earth and its bounty, and the love between owners Sara and Mark Hord. The tale of the new bakery and restaurant on Main Street in Davidson begins over a decade ago and more than 75 miles away, in the shadow of the North Carolina mountains.

Fate and a farm


“We were just starting to date, and she [Sara] was new to the [Morganton] area, and I knew of this beautiful daylily farm that I wanted to impress this pretty young lady with,” Mark recalls. “Knowing she liked flowers and outdoor things, I took her to the daylily farm.” They fell in love with the farm — and each other. Six months later, they owned Millstone Meadows Farm, complete with a historic log cabin, goats, ducks, chickens, sheep and Charlie the peacock. They offered events and dinners at the

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farm, opened a restaurant and sold at the Morganton farmers market They and their 16-year-old twins still call the farm home, although Sara and her night baker brother live in Davidson, where Mark and the family join them on the weekends. Mark works in management at the furniture company E.J. Victor. “My friends who have a farm in Morganton — Bluebird Farm — they had done this little circle of farmers markets within a 100-mile radius,” Sara explains. Their friends urged them to consider the Davidson Farmers' Market. They since have become a staple at the market. Sara developed her passion for sustainable practices working in the culinary industry in Santa Fe, Atlanta, California and Scottsdale, Arizona, plus a stint with Tony Mantuano, the chef/partner at Spiaggia, the only four-star Italian restaurant in Chicago. They soon set their sights on opening a storefront. “Two years into it, we knew we

Mark and Sara Hord opened Millstone Bake House & Provisions in downtown Davidson.

needed to set up shop in this area,” Mark says. “We knew location was critical.” Their dream came to pass when they connected with Brad Remmey, who owned the former JJ Wade Agency building at 206 and 208 S. Main St., next to Raeford’s Barber Shop. “We wanted to create something like where we go when we travel or where we go when we go out to eat,” Sara says. “We wanted to create a bakery because that was what was greatly needed, and that’s what

The Hords recognized that Davidson could use a bakery.

people knew us for, more so than me being a chef.” Their menu changes often, as Sara incorporates the herbs, lamb and eggs they raise and the products they buy at farmers markets and from local farms. Guests should check chalkboards for the fare and the website for the hours, which may change depending on demand and town events.

Talk and mingle The Hords plan to offer special events,

including a farm-to-bakery dinner in midOctober, a cider tasting, one to two wine dinners a month, an Italian night and events geared toward the holidays. They planned to build up their offerings gradually but find themselves now offering breakfast, lunch, dinner, and tasty morsels and wine in between. The community support and demand has driven the growth, which they expect will lead to opening up the second floor to provide an evening eatery with music and a private dining space. “I met Sara and Mark at the farmers' market, and, of course, I was charmed by their personalities,” guest Angela Katsavavakis says. “Both of them they are as warm and loving as they could be, but you can get only so far with your personality. Then, when I tasted the products — being from a European background I know good food, and I’ve traveled a lot — so when I tasted their products, I said, ‘Ahhh, this is top quality.’ ” The open layout, with its bar, communal table and tables on the sidewalk, encourages social interaction,

Katsavavakis says. “Every time you come here, you always find somebody that you know, and you are able to talk and mingle. There’s something about this place, when people come in, they leave their coats hanging.”

Specials fill the boards at Millstone.

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Game On by Mike Savicki photography by Ben Sherrill Ray Evernham was the crew chief who led Jeff Gordon to 47 victories and three of his four championships between 1992 and 1999. He has one of Jeff Gordon's race cars in his collection.

It's Not About


For one car collector, passion and love fuel the “game”



hen you hear the name Ray Evernham mentioned in the same sentence as the automobile, it’s a fair bet you equate the name with auto racing. After all, Evernham was the crew chief who led Jeff Gordon to 47 victories and three of his four championships between 1992 and 1999. And on the personal side, Evernham is a former NASCAR driver and team owner whose love for the sport began near his boyhood home in New Jersey. But there’s another dimension to

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Evernham that has to do with an entirely different aspect of the automobile. And in this space, Evernham might ultimately leave the biggest mark on cars and car culture across the country.

The roots of car culture As a collector, Ray Evernham is careful and precise. His collection is both personal and professional. And he has a passion for the automobile, as well as an appreciation for the place it holds in American society,

that transcends wins, races and record books. Spend a few minutes listening to the Lake Norman resident talk about his passion for the automobile, or visit his Mooresville restoration shop (which doubles as a private museum for his collection of sport, racing, muscle and vintage automobiles), and you will soon learn that Evernham is a car collector whose love for the automobile fuels him to keep the “game” of collecting on America’s radar through both his AmeriCarna LIVE

television program and auto shows. Evernham’s love of car collecting began with the desire to own a race car he saw as a kid. “When I was a young boy, there was a movie starring Mickey Rooney called The Big Wheel, and he was driving a midget race car that I fell in love with when I saw it on the screen,” Evernham remembers. “Years later, when I started my race team and had some extra money to spend, I bought the car that I remember seeing. The car has New Jersey roots, and it raced during the period of time of the movie, and it is a car I will never sell.” The black number 98 Kris Kraft midget became the first car he bought without the intention to drive, and it became the centerpiece of his collection. Many of Evernham’s other collectibles also have deep roots in American car culture. “Some of the cars I have are my trophies; they represent the races I’ve won. Some I’ve bought are personal to me, and some are collectible investments,” he explains. “So many of the older race cars are dear to me because they represent where I started. Then there are cars from my heroes, like Richie Evans and Charlie Jarzombek, the guys that I grew up watching race. I’m really proud to have one of the Wood Brothers cars here. We have AJ Foyt’s Indy car. And in restoration, we have Dan Gurney’s Indy car and Mario Andretti’s Indy car, too. So, to me, those three cars represent some of the greatest Indy drivers in history. He’s equally proud of some of the old, rusty coupes and sedans that he’s collected through the years as well. “You won’t see them with a big price tag but to be able to pay the stories of those cars forward is also what I try to do as a collector,” Evernham says.

Get in the game The game of car collecting is a personal undertaking that Evernham believes can build lasting memories spanning generations. To start a car collection, no matter the size or scope, Evernham says a collector must first have a passion for the automobile. Starting a collection with what you love is also how

Evernham’s love of car collecting began with the desire to own a race car that he saw as a kid in the movie The Big Wheel. The black number 98 Kris Kraft midget became the first car he bought without the intention to drive, and it became the centerpiece of his collection.

Evernham recommends a collector gets in the game. Having a personal connection to a certain automobile, or a type or automobile, he believes, is the correct way to grow car culture. “You’ve got to have a passion for cars. It’s that simple,” he explains. “It doesn’t matter what kind of car you love, or what type of car you have had in your life, you just need to have a love for the automobile and an appreciation for what it has meant in your life.” Then he says you just have to go out and get what you like. “Buy what you like, buy what you can afford


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Evernham's Mooresville restoration shop doubles as a private museum for his collection of sport, racing, muscle and vintage automobiles.

and grow from there,” says Evernham. and the passion that comes with it,” he “Some cars may only cost a couple thousand says. “If someone comes into my shop dollars, but if they have meaning to you and with a Studebaker they love, and they you know their story and history, then they have a true passion for it and want to tell are worth more than the price tag.” me all about it, then I’m going to have a Ultimately, Evernham believes car connection with that person and I’m going collecting is more than simply about the to enjoy spending time with them if for actual type of car (or cars) a collector has nothing more than their passion. What I in the stable. love to see in collectors is the passion more “It’s about the love of the automobile vehicle.” IRED-223 DeBerardinis Vein Print ad_Lake than Normanthe Currents_3.65x4.84_FIN.pdf 1 5/23/14


“Getting people together to talk about their cars is easy but to get people together to share a part of their lives, and their history is a home run,” Ray Evernham says of the upcoming AmeriCarna LIVE 2014 car show. “What’s neat about our car show is that we aren’t judging people or cars, we are simply recognizing and appreciating those cars that play such an important part in our lives and personal histories.” AmeriCarna LIVE will benefit IGNITE, the community center clubhouse Evernham funded in Davidson as a place for individuals living with Asperger’s and Autism to go to learn new skills and feel comfortable. As an addition to the AmeriCarna LIVE 2014 event, CURRENTS is looking forward to awarding the CURRENTS Magazine Choice Award. AmeriCarna LIVE 2014 will be held on the Ingersoll Rand campus in Davidson on Saturday, November 29. Keep up to date with Ray Evernham and learn about AmeriCarna LIVE by visiting and 9:33 AM



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The 2014 Rural Hill Amazing Maize Maze

If puzzles are your thing, you might want to check out The 2014 Rural Hill Amazing Maize Maze at Rural Hill in Huntersville. This seven-acre corn maze features more than two miles of interconnected paths, making it one of the largest in the Southeast. Depending on how you approach the maze, it can take hours to find all 24 hidden components of it — or less than 30 minutes if you’re just trying to find your way out. The average time is 45 to 90 minutes. Children are welcome to explore the maze, as the paths are stroller and wagon friendly. You can bring your own water or take advantage of water sold at strategic spots throughout the property. If you’re really feeling adventurous, you can tackle the maze at night with the famous Family Friendly Friday Night Mazes. Bring your own flashlight to navigate the maze and be prepared to listen to live music and hang out around the bonfire. Hayrides are also offered, as well as rounds of corn hole. Hello, fall! The 2014 Rural Hill Amazing Maize Maze takes place September 12-19, Fri and Sat 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m.; Sun 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; September 26-November 2, Fri, Sat and Sun 10 a.m. -5 p.m. $10, youth ages 5-12 $7, and children 4 and under are admitted free of charge. Visit website for Family Friendly Friday Night Maze information. Rural Hill, Center of Scottish Heritage, 4431 Neck Road, Huntersville,

3rd Annual Yoga on the Green

Working out is great, but working out outside is the best. On September 20, enjoy an afternoon of yoga under the sun at Yoga on the Green. Sponsored by Carolinas Healthcare System and Bindu Yoga, the third annual all-level yoga and family friendly festival takes place on the Village Green in Davidson. The event begins at 4 p.m. with a beginner’s yoga class. Physicians from Carolinas Healthcare System will speak on various topics later in the day, followed by a Vinyasa Flow class at 5:30 p.m. and free food and music by Billy Jones and the Pocket at 7 p.m. Admission is free, but donations will be accepted to support the Davidson Farmers’ Market. Free yoga mats will also be given to participants as long as supplies last, so come out and get your chakras in line. Yoga on the Green takes place on September 20 from 4-8 p.m. at the Davidson Village Green. For more information, visit www.

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The Big Three One challenging maze, an amnesiac and yoga under the sun

 uddy Meers at F Warehouse PAC

Award-winning playwright David Lindsay-Abaire delivers a deliriously funny, yet oddly touching play in Fuddy Meers, which Warehouse PAC in Cornelius performs September 19 through October 4. The play explores the journey of Claire — an amnesiac who wakes up every morning a blank slate — and her valiant attempt to understand herself amidst her zany family. On the day the play opens, Claire meets her chipper, yet nervous husband; her stoner son; a limping, lisping man in a ski mask; a mildmannered escaped convict whose alter-ego is a foulmouthed sock puppet; a hard-luck woman posing as a police officer; and her dear, clearheaded mother, a recent stroke victim whose speech has been reduced to utter gibberish. Every twist and turn in the plot brings Claire closer to revealing her past life and everything she thought she’d forgotten. Fuddy Meers is one roller coaster ride after another, as this poignant comedy traces one woman’s attempt to regain her identity amidst a curio cabinet of bizarre characters. Directed by Marla Brown, the cast includes area favorites such as Francis Bendert, Vito Abate, Amy Wada, Mara Rosenberg and Caleb Warren. Fuddy Meers will be performed September 19 through October 4, Thu-Sat 8 p.m., Sun 2 p.m. $20; seniors, students, groups $15. Warehouse PAC, 9216-A Westmoreland Road, Cornelius,

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


Music on Main (September 5) 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. Gal Friday Band performs August 1. 6:30-9:30 p.m. Free. Mooresville Town Hall Lawn, 413 North Main Street, Mooresville, Concerts on the Green (September 6 and 21) Simplified performs at the Chiquita Classic at River Run (September 6), Davidson College Symphony and Jazz Ensemble on the Town Green (September 21). 6-8 p.m. Free. Davidson Village Green, corner of Main Street and Concord Road, Eighth Annual Cornelius Concert Series (September 7) Ed Kilbourne is known for his collections of moving music, quirky humor, and insightful monologues. In addition to his concert appearances, Ed has earned a reputation as one of America’s cutting edge religious communicators, a folktheologian if you will, offering his teaching in story and song as a guest in churches across the United States. He combines acoustic guitar, singing and commentary with a storytelling style often compared to that of Garrison Keillor. Sunday morning worship, sanctuary. Free, love offering encouraged. Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, Cornelius, Alexander Community Concert Series (September 21) The Tryon Street Ensemble ensemble (with Alan Black, Principal Cellist of the Charlotte Symphony; Ben Geller, Principal Violist; and Joseph Meyer, Violinist and Assoc. Concertmaster) features the sounds of sumptuous, sensuous strings. Reception to meet the musicians, with refreshments, follows the concert. 3 p.m. Adults $15, seniors (65 and above) and students $10, children under 12 free. The Episcopal Church of St. Peter By-the-Lake in Denver (8433 Fairfield Forest Road 704.483.3460. Davidson College Symphony Orchestra: Pyromania (October 1) The Davidson College Symphony Orchestra performs Stravinsky, Holst, Wagner and Hayden. 7:30 p.m. Free. Duke Family Performance Hall, Knobloch Campus Center, Davidson College, Mingling on the Green Come out to Birkdale Village every weekend through September 1 for live music. September 1 Jon Benson Band. Friday-Saturday 7-9 p.m., Sunday 4-6 p.m. Free. Birkdale Village, Huntersville, 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,


The 2014 Rural Hill Amazing Maize Maze (September 12-November 2) The 2014 Amazing Maize Maze is honoring agriculture

with its farm theme. The Maze has been cut to include a barn, windmill, and tractor within the labyrinth. The Maze is an imaginative use of a cornfield, so comfortable shoes are suggested. Water stations are onsite, and visitors are permitted to bring in their own food and beverages. Vendors will be onsite with snacks, ice cream, soft drinks and water available for purchase. Hayrides and additional children’s activities are available for a small charge on select days. Additional experiences include Living History demonstrations in openhearth cooking, blacksmithing, and cabin building. September 12-19, Fri and Sat 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m.; Sun 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; September 26-November  2, Fri, Sat and Sun 10 a.m. -5 p.m. $10, youth ages 5-12 are $7 and children 4 and under are admitted free of charge. Visit website for Flashlight Maze information. Rural Hill, Center of Scottish Heritage, 4431 Neck Road, Huntersville, ‘Tawba Walk Arts & Music Festival (September 13) Enjoy a day of culture in Old Town Cornelius. Bands, artists, food trucks and more will be there. 2-8 p.m. Free. Old Town Cornelius, Hinds’ Feet Farm Golf Classic (September 14-15) This two-day event is packed for entertainment for the whole family. Come together to honor returning veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan, playing on behalf of their fellow soldiers who have sustained Traumatic Brain Injuries and to celebrate the hard work of the members and staff of Hinds’ Feet Farm. Sunday, September 14 6 p.m. pre-tournament dinner; Monday registration begins at 9:30 a.m. with a shotgun start at 11 a.m. Both events take place at NorthStone Country Club, Huntersville, Yoga on the Green (September 20) Enjoy all levels of yoga on Davidson’s Village Green. Donations support Davidson Farmers’ Market. Free yoga mats to all participants (quantities limited). Sponsored by Carolinas Healthcare System and Bindu Yoga. 4-8 p.m. Davidson Village Green, IMF Charity Golf Tournament (September 20) Play golf to benefit Ada Jenkins Center. 12-12:30 p.m. check in, tournament 1:30-7 p.m. $65 per player. Skybrook Golf Club, 14720 Northgreen Drive, Huntersville, 22nd Annual Peninsula Cup Regatta (September 19-21) The Peninsula Yacht Club on Lake Norman will be hosting the 22nd Annual Peninsula Cup Regatta. The regatta is open to any and all sailboats on Lake Norman that have a PHRF rating established. This is one of the premier sailing events on Lake Norman each year and draws both competitive and casual racers alike. There are divisions for each. The festivities at PYC make it all that much more fun as they host the regatta party, alongside its annual Oyster Roast. For more information, visit The 20th Annual Bethel Presbyterian Barbecue (September 25) Enjoy this yummy annual tradition that benefits Barium Springs Home for Children in Statesville. 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Bethel Presbyterian Church,19920 Bethel Church Road, Cornelius,

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Family Fun

Keigwin + Company (September 26) Keigwin+Company engages the audience instantly with costuming, staging and eye-absorbing movement. Dancers appear weightless and their movement invokes a sense of humor. This part of the The C. Shaw and Nancy K. Smith Artist Series. 8 p.m. Tickets TBA. Duke Family Performance Hall, Knobloch Campus Center, Davidson College, Fall Food Truck Raly (September 26) Enjoy the food truck frenzy at Rural Hill. Time TBA. Rural Hill, 4431 Neck Road, Huntersville, Trash or Treasure: What’s in Your Attic? (September 27) Experts in ceramics, paintings, books, prints, toys, folk art, collectibles, furniture and other categories will examine your items to help uncover the history and potential value. Is it trash or treasure? Prizes will be awarded for items of special interest or significance. The Cornelius Historic Preservation Committee presents this event. 9 a.m.-noon. Free. Cornelius Town Hall, 21445 Catawba Avenue, Cornelius, Jane Austen Tea & Fashion (September 27) Enjoy a beautiful Regency era tea party on the lawn at Historic Latta Plantation. Learn tea, fashion and etiquette customs as children enjoy Olde Time Photos dressed in vintage attire. All visitors will enjoy the plantation grounds, museum and an openhouse tour. 11 a.m., 2 p.m., registration upon arrival. $3 plus regular admission ($7 Adults, $6 seniors/students, children 5 and under free). Historic Latta Plantation, 5225 Sample Road, Huntersville, First Annual Pumpkin Regatta (October 4) The Peninsula Yacht Club will host a youth sailing regatta on Lake Norman to benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. This junior sailing event is open to sailors 17 and under from anywhere in the Carolinas. Entrants are encouraged to raise charitable donations for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Making this extra special is a presentation and dinner event at PYC featuring renowned sportscaster, sailor, author and speaker, Gary Jobson. Those individuals raising as much as $200 will be invited to Gary’s presentation. Boats will be available to rent for the event if you don’t have your own and any centerboard vessel is eligible to participate. All levels welcome. For more information, visit The 14th Annual All American Dog Show (October 4) Watch the area’s dogs strut their stuff for an evening of fun. 5-8 p.m. Free. Bailey Road Park Track & Field, Cornelius,


Radiant Life Fellowship Church’s Movies in the Park (September 5) Come see a movie under the stars. September 5 Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2. festivities begin 6 p.m., movie starts around 9 p.m. Free. North Mecklenburg Park, 16131 Old Statesville Road, Huntersville, www.

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Studio C Cinema (September 6-7) Journalist Jep Gambardella has charmed and seduced his way through the lavish nightlife of Rome for decades in The Great Beauty. Since the legendary success of his one and only novel, he has been a permanent fixture in the city’s literary and social circles, but when his sixty-fifth birthday coincides with a shock from the past, Jep finds himself unexpectedly taking stock of his life, turning his cutting wit on himself and his contemporaries, and looking past the extravagant nightclubs, parties, and cafés to find Rome in all its glory: a timeless landscape of absurd, exquisite beauty. A film by Paolo Sorrentino. Adult content.7 p.m. Cornelius residents, $10.70; non-Cornelius resident $11.70. Cornelius Arts Center, 19725 Oak Street, Cornelius,


Andre Christine Gallery & Sculpture Garden Various Exhibitions. TueSat 10 a.m.-5 p.m.148 Ervin Road, Mooresville, 704.775.9516, www. Brick Row Art Gallery Work by Tim Shannon is on display. Through September. Tue-Sat 10 a.m.-6 p.m. or by appointment. 21325 Catawba Avenue, Cornelius, look for Brick Row Art Gallery on Facebook. Cornelius Arts Center Alchemy of Tea brings together a group of American artists inspired by tea. This unique and stunning collection of work provokes viewers to ponder the transformation of tea in its consumable and degradable form into art objects. Reception September 13 6:30-9 p.m. Mon-Thu 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Fri-Sat 9 a.m.-noon. 19725 Oak Street, Cornelius, “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, Depot Art Gallery Mooresville Arts presents Artoberfest, featuring work from some of the finest artists around. September 30-October 31. Opening reception and awards presentation, October 10 6-8 p.m. 103 W. Center Avenue, Mooresville, 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, 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, Sanctuary of Davidson Various exhibitions. 108 S. Main Street, Davidson,


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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 (Through October 5) Re/Presenting HIV/AIDS, co-curated by Ann Fox, Dave Wessner, Lia Newman and Rosemary Gardner, features works of art examining the visual representations of HIV/AIDS from science and art perspectives. The exhibition features 12 artists and a variety of media. Opening reception Thursday, September 4 6-8 p.m. with a brief gallery talk at 6 p.m. 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,


Carolina Raptor Center Live bird presentations, flight shows, behindthe-scenes 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. https://www. Downtown Mooresville Cruise-In (First Saturday) Check out the chrome and 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, 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@ 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, Davidson Farmer’s Market (Every Saturday) 8 a.m.-noon. Free. Next to Town Hall between Main and Jackson streets in downtown Davidson, www. 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, Lincoln County Farmer’s Market — Denver (Every Saturday) 8 a.m.noon. Rock Springs Elementary School, 3633 Hwy. 16 North, Denver, www. 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. 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, 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.


Chiquita Classic (September 1-7) Come see some of the biggest names in golf play at River Run Country Club in Davidson.

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Davidson College Football Come out to cheer on the Wildcats. Catawba (September 6, 7 p.m.), Morehead State (September 20, 1 p.m.), Dayton (October 4, 1 p.m.). Richardson Stadium, Davidson College,


Fuddy Meers (September 19-October 4) This American play by David Lindsay-Abaire tells the story of Claire, an amnesiac who awakens each morning with a blank slate as a memory. Her husband and teenage son are left with the job of imprinting the facts of her life on a daily basis. One day Claire is abducted, and things really begin to get interesting. Thu-Sat 8 p.m., Sun 2 p.m. $20; seniors, students, groups $15. Warehouse PAC, 9216-A Westmoreland Road, Cornelius, Dixie Swim Club (October 2-19) Five Southern women, whose friendships began on their college swim team, set aside a long weekend every summer to recharge those relationships. Free from husbands, kids and jobs, they meet at the same beach cottage on the Outer Banks to catch up, laugh and meddle in each other’s lives. The play takes place over four weekends spanning three decades. As their lives unfold and the years pass, these women increasingly rely on each other to get through the challenges that life flings at them. This is a Davidson Community Players production. Thu-Sat 8 p.m., Sun 2 p.m. $20, senior (65+) $18, student (under 21) $12. Armour Street Theatre, 307 Armour Street, Davidson,

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Cardiology Piedmont HealthCare Gary K. DeWeese, MD, FACC 359 Williamson Road Mooresville, NC 28117 704-235-1829

Dermatology Piedmont HealthCare Naomi Simon, MD Scott Paviol, MD Kristen Prochaska, PA-C

128 Medical Park Road, Suite 201, Mooresville, NC 28117 704-235-1827

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

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435 East Statesville Avenue Mooresville, NC 28115 704-663-5056

Piedmont HealthCare Emmett Montgomery, MD Rebecca Montgomery, MD 191 West Plaza Drive Mooresville, NC 28117 704-664-4000

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Piedmont HealthCare Andrew J. Braunstein, DO Ryan Conrad, MD Craig D. DuBois, MD Douglas Jeffery, MD

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Urgent Care Piedmont HealthCare Express Care Frederick U. Vorwald, MD Lori Sumner, PA-C Ayanna Galloway, PA-C

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Orthopaedic Surgery Piedmont HealthCare Byron E. Dunaway, MD Scott Brandon, MD Kim Lefreniere, PA-C Sherry Dawn Repass, FNP-BC 359 Williamson Road Mooresville, NC 28117 704-235-1829

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Hair Technics. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62 Huntersville Rotary Wine Spectacular . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 Iredell Health Systems. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Ivester Jackson Properties. . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 JerryGardner-Allen Tate. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 John Rose Allstate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62 Jones, Childers, McLurkin . . . . . . . . . . . . 62 Ken Noblezada. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62 Lake Norman Chrysler. . . . . . . Back Cover Lake Norman Ortho & Spine. . . . . . . . . . 13 Lake Norman Realty Luxury Divison. . . 56 Lakeside Neurology. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 Learning Rx. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Living Well. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61 LKN Antique Mall . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63 Madabolic LKN. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Make-a-Wish Foundation. . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Massage Envy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 McIntosh Law Firm. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Monkee’s Of Lake Norman. . . . . . . . . . . . 20

Nationwide Insurance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Newport Properties. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 Papaya Papers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Permits 4 U. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62 Perry’s Jewlers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Piedmont Healthcare. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Piedmont Stairworks. . Inside Back Cover Progressive Pilates. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Randy Marion. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Randy Marion. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Sea Ray of Lake Norman. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Sotheby’s. . . . . . . . . . . . Inside Front Cover Stickley. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Team Nadine. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Tilley Harley Davidson. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Titan Builders. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 Uniquities. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Wheeler & Company CPAS. . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Wine & Dine. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Your Karma . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63

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Lori’s Larks by Lori K. Tate photography by by Ben Sherrill


Live, Love, Editor Lori K. Tate just might become a shagaholic

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here are many items on my bucket list — learn to play the ukulele, visit Scotland, paddleboard in Hawaii and so on. Lucky for me, I was able to begin crossing one item off of my list thanks to Patty McIlroy and T.K. Robinette. I learned how to shag. As a southern girl, this dance is a rite of passage, right up there with pledging Chi Omega and registering for wedding china (check both of those off). While I dabbled with shag lessons in high school, I never learned how to do the dance properly. To officially check this off of my list, I wanted to dance like Pudge (Annabeth Gish) in the 1989 movie Shag. So I called McIlroy and Robinette to see if my husband, John, and I could attend one of their Tuesday night shag classes at Cowan’s Ford Golf Club in Denver. Both members of the Lake Norman Shag Club, as well as the Charlotte-area Shaggers Hall of Fame, McIlroy and Robinette are the king and queen of shag in these parts. Pudge could even learn a thing or two from them. McIlroy grew up in Charlotte dancing the shag as a teenager, and Robinette grew up in Cornelius doing the same thing. They’ve been teaching the dance together since 2001. “This is part of our generation,” says McIlroy, adding that she also teaches shag lessons at Davidson College. “It’s nice that it’s continued to thrive. …You’re going to have fun when you shag.” When I set up the lesson, McIlroy and Robinette advised me that we should wear leather- or suede-bottom shoes, as rubber soles tend to stick to the dance floor.

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McIlroy and Robinette teach editor Lori K. Tate how to count the basic shag step.

T.K. Robinette and Patty McIlroy float across the dance floor.

John and I rustled up what we could find, left our twins with the grandparents and headed to the west side of the lake to get our groove on. John was nervous, as he erroneously doesn’t think he can dance. He’s also a jazz musician, so he was worried about the counting being contrary to everything he’s ever learned about music. As for me, I was tired. It had been a long day, and though I was grateful for the lesson, I was grumpy and ready for bed. As soon as we started dancing, our happy switches flicked on and we were different people. For the basic shag step, ladies start with their right foot, and men start with their left foot. Although you count to six, there are eight beats that correspond to eight movements. You move to the front, middle, back, and return to the middle. The counting goes as follows, one-and two, three-and-four, five-six. No matter what, you never move the same foot twice in a row.

My husband, the so-called bad dancer, caught on immediately and proclaimed 10 minutes into the lesson that he was addicted to it and wanted to take lessons regularly. I eventually caught on when I stopped looking at my feet and stopped talking. Robinette thought I was doing well enough that he asked me to dance. As I stomped out the basic step, he said he was going to turn me. Visions of a twisted ankle flashed through my head, but I went along with it — and I did it. In fact, he turned me about eight times during the song, and I got every one of them right. He later told me that I could say that I learned how to shag. John and I had a great time learning something new together. By the end of the evening, we were dancing pretty well. Although we only know two steps, we know enough to get by on the dance floor (at a wedding). The other members of the class have been taking lessons together since January and have become great friends. As they practiced their fancier steps, they laughed as they joked with one another, understanding that camaraderie is one of the best parts about the dance. So no, I can’t dance like Pudge yet, but I’m well on my way and I’m going to have a lot of fun getting there. THE SCOOP For more information about the Lake Norman Shag Club, visit

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