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Tailgate Market's New Home - 02/28/08 08:04 PM
Charlotte's popular farmer's market, The Tailgate Farmer's Market, will be moving to a new location! The Tailgate Farmer's Market will soon be located in historic southend at 100 West Park Avenue (They'll be opening there on April 16, 2008) and will continue to offer fresh fruits and veggies, plants and herbs, eggs, plus dairy and honey as well from local growers committed to sustainable practices without using growth hormones or pesticides.
Best of the Best? We'll See About That! - 02/28/08 07:51 PM
Whether you're a Charlotte native, a transplant or a newcomer--we all want to know what's the "Best of the Best." The 2007 BOB Awards by Charlotte Magazine let you know what restaurants, establishments, shows, venues, events, etc. were the most awesome in the Queen City for 2007. Check it out and let us know whether you agree! If not, offer up some selections of your own! (0 comments)
A Silver Lining Our Current Southeastern Drought - 02/28/08 07:41 PM
The historic drought that the Southeast in currently in has one silver lining--construction isn't delayed as often because of rainy and frigid weather. Charlotte, with lots of homes still going up, can at least benefit from this, though new homeowners will still have to stick to mandatory water restrictions once they've gotten their keys. That being said, it might be a good idea to invest in landscaping that does well in drought-like conditions and cut down on the grand expanses of grass and perennials. The Carolina Home Pros Team would love to hear about what plants you've tried and have withstood the test of Southern heat (0 comments)
Larry the Cable Guy? Nope, I can "Get er done" myself... - 02/28/08 07:29 PM
A great article to check out by the Charlotte Observer, this piece has the top 10 things you should know how to fix in your home to save the money and often time of bringing somebody in. Just about anybody can handle these tasks once you know how and it'll certainly impress your spouse if you can handle them on your own! (0 comments)
Carolina Seafood + Giada de Laurentiis = TO GOOD TO BE TRUE - 02/28/08 07:21 PM
You've gotta love some good italian cooking--especially when it comes from the kitchen The Food Network's Giada de Laurentiis. It's about that time (isn't it always) to have a dinner party and this recipe for "spaghetti with pinot grigio and seafood" just looked so good that I had to share it with you! North Carolina has access to such great seafood that I know you'll enjoy spending time with your friends and family at home serving up this masterpiece of a dish. Let us know how your feast goes! Bon Appetit from the Carolina Home Pros Team to you and yours!!!
Back in the Saddle Again... - 02/28/08 07:00 PM
Bob Knight quit mid-season with the Texas Tech Red Raiders(www.texastech.cstv.com), but he'll back at work in a new job before their season is over. It's somwhat surprising given that the apparent reason for his retirement was fatigue from work--but leave it to Bobby Knight to "do it my way". Knight will be back in action with ESPN (www.espn.com) as a commentator as Tech plays in the Big 12 Tournament. But how will he feel talking about his team rather than running the show? I'm sure he'll have some interesting things to say and it will, of course, be full of his (0 comments)
Are They Heeeeerrrreeee yet? - 02/28/08 06:43 PM
Ikea is coming, but it can't get here fast enough for the thousands of Charlettoneans who have eagerly been awaiting it since the signs went up on the interstate in 2006. Though we still have one year of waiting before any Ikea purchases don't involve a treck to Atlanta or the most expensive shipping costs you've ever heard of, the prospect remains on-time for a Spring 09' opening and frankly, worth the wait. If you simply can't live without all things Swedish and affordable, visit www.ikea.com. (0 comments)
Casting Call - 02/28/08 06:29 PM
Renowned local filmaker and director John Schwert (Among Brothers) is looking for a place to shoot and extras to fill the scenes of his new film, In/Significant Others. His company, Fourth Ward Producations will begin filming within the next couple of months.Schwert is looking for several different types of locations in Charlotte--including a diner or coffee shop, restaurant or bar with a view of the Uptown skyline, a pair of apartments or duplex with a rear screen door and a home with a side porch. If you've always wanted to be in a movie in some way, shape or form--and you've (0 comments)
Blakeney Development to Expand - 02/28/08 06:21 PM
Talbots, J.Jill, and Justice Just For Girls will all be available at the Blakeney development in South Charlotte. They will open in stages spanning over the fall (2008) and early next winter (2009). For more information on the stores currently available, housing and plans for new additions at the Blakeney development visit: http://www.crosland.com/properties_services/mixed-use_development/blakeney/ (0 comments)
Wanted: New members at the Ballantyne County Club - 02/28/08 06:11 PM
If you've ever wanted in at the Ballantyne Country Club, now is your chance to make a move. The club is now offering memberships in greater numbers to its formerly highly exclusive facility. The club offers a Rees-Jones designed golf course, swimming, tennis and many members only events for the socially inclined. Visit http://www.ballantyneclub.com/ or membership director Maureen Kindred at 704.544.1404 ext.409 for more information on becoming a member. (0 comments)
Modern Meets Classical in Urban Condos - 02/28/08 09:39 AM
Ah, the "eclectic" look. Where anything goes--so long as it does actually go. Sometimes decorating a new (or reinventing an old) space can be daunting, but really the best way to get started is to look at what other people have done and learn from them. Take what you like and adapt it to your lifestyle--leave the rest for somebody else! It's all about your tastes and likes. That being said, I've got a little bit of inspiration for those living Uptown. Urban style condos have become very popular in Charlotte and they certainly bring their own aesthetic of modern luxury (0 comments)
Get Ready for a SOULabration in Charlotte This Weekend - 02/28/08 09:37 AM
If you drive around town this weekend and perhaps feel like Charlotte is a bit more crowded than usual--don't be surprised! Approximately 165,000 people will attend the six-day CIAA SOULabration being held in the Queen City for the third year in a row. The SOULabration is centered around the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association's Men's and Women's Basketball Tournament (www.theciaa.com). The CIAA is an NCAA Division II athletic conference of Historically Black Colleges and Universities and includes schools such as Elizabeth City State, Virginia State, Johnson C. Smith and Livingstone. But the SOULabration is about much more than just basketball. It's an full (0 comments)
Racefest Is Just Around The Corner - 02/22/08 11:34 PM
Mark your calenders now! The 2008 Charlotte Racefest Half Marathon and 10K (April 12) is less than 2 months away! I don't know about you, but after the holidays it always takes me a while to get back into a routine with my running. After parties and chocolate and too much time spent finding "the perfect gift", I've lost any semblance of an exercise habit (unless you count sprinting through the mall to get all shopping done in time). Signing up for an event always helps me to get motivated and get out there on the road. Another great tip is (0 comments)
New NoDa Gallery... - 02/22/08 10:50 PM
March 7, 6-10PM, the UMAR Arts Program will host a grand opening and gallery crawl to showcase the work of a group of Charlotte adults with developmental disabilities. The center, which is associated with the McColl Center for the Arts and Art in the Dairy, is the first gallery of its kind in the Charlotte metropolitan area and will feature artwork in many different mediums including photography, painting and clay. UMAR's website, www.UMARinfo.com, is a great resource for those interested in the program and the artist's work. It gives a good deal of information about the mission of the program and (0 comments)
Go Blue!!! - 02/22/08 10:29 PM
Tar Hell Blue or Blue Devils Blue? Or maybe you go for Clemson Orange? Whatever college colors you claim, Charlotte has a lot of ACC basketball fans. They'll be thrilled to know that the 2008 ACC Men's Basketball Tournament will be held in their own Bobcats Arena March 13-16--and that tickets can still be bought at www.theacc.com. This is a great family outing and a true show of our local passion for all things college basketball! Last year's Champion, the No.3 Carolina Tar Heels, are locked in a first place tie with the No.5 Duke Blue Devils at 10-2 in the (0 comments)
STOMP is here!!! - 02/22/08 09:58 PM
Those of you with children who love to entertain the family with musical escapes on their home-made drum sets (i.e. your pots and pans) may be interested to know that someday your kids could use these skills to make a living. STOMP, the internationally acclaimed production, will be coming to Charlotte's Belk Theater starting Tuesday, February 26 and will do an eight performance run in the Queen City. This creative display of rhythmic acrobatics and trash can drum solos has been thrilling U.S. audiences since 1994 and will dazzle Charlotte audiences with an array of unique musical instruments made from seemingly (0 comments)
Mint Hill Shopping Complex Finally Underway! - 02/21/08 07:00 PM
Ground broke February 7, 2008 for the new Bridges of Mint Hill shopping complex. Belk, Dillards, Barnes and Nobel and Consolidated Theatres are all on board for the Bridges. Similar to the Stonecrest complex in Ballantyne, The Bridges will contain freestanding stores and finished outdoor spaces. The 1.3 million square feet of shopping space is a welcome addition to the community for most, but has inspired some controversy. The main issue that arose concerned the dislocation of the heelsplitter, an endangered species. Secondary issues arose from questions about traffic troubles that could arise from increased use of Lawyers Road and Baines School Road. (0 comments)
A Melting Pot For Uptown - 02/21/08 06:29 PM
The Second Ward in Uptown Charlotte will be receiving a face-lift thanks to approved plans for a new mixed income and mixed use community by Spectrum Properties. The Brooklyn Village project will provide housing for the Uptown core workforce at more affordable prices than many other units inside the I-277 Belt. Urban condos ranging from $200,000-$400,000+ should hit the market by 2011. A 5-acre park, office park, several restaurants and an array of retail shops will also serve residents. Interesting note: The inspiration behind the name of The Brooklyn Project is the former Brooklyn Neighborhood that served as the nexus of Charlotte's African (0 comments)
At Carolina Home Pros, we've been encouraged by the slightly warmer temperatures hitting the Charlotte area these last couple of weeks. Though Spring is not quite here in full force, it's certainly on its way. Which means now is the perfect time to start thinking about your garden. Plants and flowers really make a home feel beautiful, both inside and out, so whether you plant a whole crop of vegetables and herbs or stick with landscaping that flourishes on a Southern diet of warmth and sunshine--without much help from you--here are some great ideas from Fine Gardening Magazine to help you in your horticultural (0 comments)
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