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Monthly Archives: July 2011

‘The Smurfs’

‘The Smurfs’

by Hugh Fisher There aren’t a lot of diamonds left in the mines of 1980s childhood nostalgia. One of the remaining few, “The Smurfs,” pulls one of the best-known franchises… Read more »

‘Crazy, Stupid, Love.’

‘Crazy, Stupid, Love.’

by Ryan Hill Many critics are proclaiming the romantic comedy is either dead or dying – that the plots have become so ridiculous and convoluted the films themselves are almost… Read more »

Ballantyne dad raises record amount for diabetes research

Ballantyne dad raises record amount for diabetes research

Chris Little named a 2011 Father of the Year by Sarah Gilbert Chris Little, a Ballantyne resident and one of Charlotte’s 2011 Father of the Year Award recipients, has raised… Read more »

SouthPark orthodontist joins Smile for a Lifetime

SouthPark orthodontist joins Smile for a Lifetime

Group gives free orthodontic care to people in need by Mike Parks Valeriano Orthodontics is bringing Smile for a Lifetime to south Charlotte. Dr. Gregory Valeriano’s office, at 7812 Fairview… Read more »

Looking good, feeling even better

Looking good, feeling even better

Hospital launches cosmetic program for cancer patients by Josh Whitener Presbyterian Hospital Matthews is teaming up with the American Cancer Society to help boost the confidence and wellbeing of area… Read more »

Charlotte mom working to raise funds, awareness of mitochondrial disease

Charlotte mom working to raise funds, awareness of mitochondrial disease

by Sarah Gilbert Last October, Amber Greenawalt organized a team of family and friends who raised $10,000 for mitochondrial disease at Charlotte’s first-ever Energy for Life Walk. This year, she… Read more »

Join the fight with yoga warriors against cancer event

Join the fight with yoga warriors against cancer event

by Erica Oglesby Calling all yoga and cancer warriors: pick up your yoga mat and join Presbyterian Healthcare for Yoga Warriors Against Cancer. The third annual community fundraiser for Presbyterian… Read more »

Wheelchair basketball tournament coming to area

Wheelchair basketball tournament coming to area

by Zaach Estrada-Petersen It’s an all too common tale: a promising young athlete’s career is prematurely ended after suffering a debilitating injury. But for many, the story doesn’t end there…. Read more »

Sleep specialist opens south Charlotte practice

Sleep specialist opens south Charlotte practice

by Sarah Gilbert Dr. Jeannine Gingras, a double-board certified sleep medicine specialist, has opened a sleep clinic in SouthPark where she helps patients from babies to adults  get a good… Read more »

For south Charlotte’s Ballancrest, a healthy future starts in the kitchen

For south Charlotte’s Ballancrest, a healthy future starts in the kitchen

by Erica Oglesby A healthy future for a lot of children starts with healthy eating habits. That’s the message Healthy Futures Starting in the Kitchen wants child-care facilities to learn…. Read more »

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