We’ve all experienced that moment in the grocery store – you’re standing in the produce section, uncertain if that apple you’ve got in your hand is actually edible. While most supermarkets adhere to quality standards, it’s important to self-test each item before purchasing to ensure you’re getting the freshest produce possible. For your next grocery…

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Safer home for the holidays- keep your charlotte home safe

Safer Home for the holidays Gearing up for guests this holiday season? If so, now’s the time to ensure your home is safely prepared for company. According to the remodelers of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), homeowners who expect visitors, especially elderly individuals, should assess their homes for hazards, and, if necessary, increase…

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Remodeling Tips. When remodeling, homeowners see significant returns on their investment—in fact, most feel positive about a remodeling project whether selling or staying put. But that feel-good experience can easily be marred by a negative encounter with a contractor. Hire smart and your home will be in good hands, says Angie Hicks, founder of Angie’s…

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Piercy Woods Court Master Bedroom 2

Revamp your space:  Packing up your children’s belongings and moving them into a college dorm or even their own apartment can be overwhelming for parents who are used to having their family close at hand. While many parents choose to keep their child’s room as is, a growing number are taking advantage of the extra…

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ramsey-creek-beach

Will Ramsey Creek Beach be better this year? Officials hope so Everyone has high hopes for a smoother sail this summer at Ramsey Creek Beach on Lake Norman. “We learned some lessons last year and are aiming for an improved start on the front end this year,” Greg Clemmer, Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation superintendent,…

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Lake Norman is about to get artsy! As the north Mecklenburg and south Iredell area continues to grow, so does interest in establishing local programs for the arts. Nowhere is this more evident than in Cornelius, where residents have approved $4 million in bonds to establish a new downtown arts center. Each of the towns…

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French Culture Festival Nevin Community Park Charlotte July 16th, Great food, wine, crpees, music, dance, and petanque initiation and tournament.

French Culture Festival at Nevin Park in Charlotte Celebrate the Charlotte French Culture Festival, July 16th at Nevin Community Park in Charlotte, from 11am to 6:30pm. Join us for the First Charlotte French Culture Festival, and celebrate the rich and entertaining French culture. Get ready to enjoy great food, wine, crepes, delicious pastries, music, dance…

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2001 E. 7th St Charlotte, NC 28204 • Hours: Monday-Saturday: 7 am – 7 pm; Sunday: 7 am – 4 pm • Website           Sunflour Baking Company is a family owned bakery and café dedicated to scratch baking in small batches every day. Their food is prepared without preservatives, no artificial…

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232 East Peterson Dr. CHARLOTTE, NC 28217 • Tours are $10, offered Saturdays at 4 p.m. and 5:30 P.M • Website           Dr. Richard Porter, the grandfather of Andrew Porter (Owner & Distiller) was the inspiration and the name behind this venture. Brewing and Distilling have always been a passion for Andrew…

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Sugar Creek Brewing Company 215 Southside Dr, Charlotte NC 28217 • Hours: Mon – Wed: 4pm – 9pm; Thursday: 4pm – 10pm; Friday: 2pm – 11pm; Saturday: 11am- 11pm; Sunday: 12pm – 8pm • Website                     The Sugar Creek Brewing Company is dedicated to brewing high…

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