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South Charlotte pediatrician releases first book

South Charlotte pediatrician releases first book

Can Doesn’t Mean Should offers advice for parenting in the 21st century Dr. Paul Smolen has been practicing pediatrics in south Charlotte for 33 years and doesn’t know what it’s… Read more »

Running with a mission

Running with a mission

South Charlotte resident finishes Boston Marathon while raising funds for pediatric cancer Todd Stancombe, a resident of Piper Glen, said running all six major world marathons is on his bucket… Read more »

South Charlotte women raise awareness for ovarian cancer

South Charlotte women raise awareness for ovarian cancer

Teal Butterfly Challenge encourages people to paint their nails teal If you see Ballantyne developer Smoky Bissell walking around south Charlotte with his fingernails painted teal, find solace knowing he’s… Read more »

South Charlotte doctor develops non-surgical disc restoration method

South Charlotte doctor develops non-surgical disc restoration method

Dr. Eric Shapiro has been treating patients suffering from spinal disc problems from his south Charlotte chiropractic office since 1996, but it was seven years ago when he realized many… Read more »

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Q&A with Ardrey Kell athletic trainer Jacqui Fristhen

Q&A with Ardrey Kell athletic trainer Jacqui Fristhen

For 2015’s second quarterly Health & Wellness issue, South Charlotte Weekly sat down with Ardrey Kell athletic trainer Jacqui Fristhen to talk about how she promotes health, safety and wellness… Read more »

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Sports Shorts

Ardrey Kell hires former Independence football coach Ardrey Kell has named former Independence coach Joe Evans as its next football coach. Evans called the opportunity to coach the Knights “a… Read more »

Father, daughter tandem big for Providence softball

Father, daughter tandem big for Providence softball

It’s been a special season for Providence softball, especially for Panther coach John Reid and his daughter, senior pitcher Haley Reid. Providence is 9-3 (6-1 So. Meck 8) on the… Read more »

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Sports Shorts

Charlotte Christian student athletes sign with schools Wednesday, April 15 was a big day for athletes at Charlotte Christian. The school had four student athletes sign National Letters of Intent… Read more »

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Annual 5K run supports students scholarship needs for 20 years

Annual 5K run supports students scholarship needs for 20 years

Area runners will lace up this weekend to help raise scholarship funds for Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC). The CPCC Foundation will host the 20th annual CPCC Charlotte Skyline Run… Read more »

South Meck HOSA ‘brushes up’ on dental health plan for special needs children

South Meck HOSA ‘brushes up’ on dental health plan for special needs children

Students from South Mecklenburg’s Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) will make a difference in dental health for children with special needs thanks to a lesson plan they created. Last… Read more »

Myers Park project to alleviate Charlotte-area food deserts

Myers Park project to alleviate Charlotte-area food deserts

Senior Audrey Huynh initiates and launches outdoor box gardens Myers Park High School senior Audrey Huynh placed many tasks on her “high school bucket list.” She checked one off of… Read more »

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Education Notes

Heart of a Champion Day registration begins April 24 Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools student-athletes can register to receive free sports screenings during the Heart of a Champion Day. Registration opens Friday, April… Read more »

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Charlotte Academy of Music ‘key’ to student’s success

Charlotte Academy of Music ‘key’ to student’s success

Like most moms, Jodi Stokes thought it would be fun for her then-6-year old son, Kyle, to learn piano. When she took him for his first lesson, his talent was… Read more »

Arts and Entertainment Notes

Arts and Entertainment Notes

Artists Skew The Masters to benefit The Arts and Science Council Ciel Gallery artists will take historical and contemporary masterpieces and recreate these works of art with a unique twist in… Read more »

Kings Drive Art Walk develops artist and audience

Kings Drive Art Walk develops artist and audience

Charlotte resident Alfreda Johnson always considered making Charleston Sweetgrass baskets a serious family hobby. By the time Johnson retired from Wells Fargo in 2011, she was ready to get serious… Read more »

Arts and Entertainment Notes

Arts and Entertainment Notes

Ciel Gallery bringing it “Back to the Garden” Ciel Gallery will display “Back to the Garden,” a national juried exhibition, for the fourth year from April 3 to 25. The… Read more »

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Culinary Notes

Culinary Notes

New pastry chef at Gallery Restaurant Within the Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge is one of south Charlotte’s critically-acclaimed restaurants – Gallery. Benjamin Kallenbach has been appointed Gallery restaurant’s executive pastry… Read more »

Bravo to Buca

Bravo to Buca

There was a time, not that long ago, when residents of south Charlotte had few restaurants to choose from, so when a new dining establishment was being built right next… Read more »

Tantalizing tastes of Mexico

Tantalizing tastes of Mexico

A small dining spot is nestled within the shops at the Tower Square Shopping Center on Pineville-Matthews Road. This place is a hidden gem for the palate. I only recently… Read more »

Viva flavor! Viva Chicken!

Viva flavor! Viva Chicken!

Thousands of vehicles travel by Toringdon Circle shopping center on Johnston Road in south Charlotte. A few restaurants have come and gone within the circle without success, and it’s clear… Read more »