HousingFest is happening on May 28th with the goal of bringing people together to end homelessness through the power of music. Each ticket costs $39 and is the same cost as keeping a person in permanent, supportive housing for one day. Charlotte has a goal of ending chronic homelessness by the end of 2016 and… Read More HousingFest is THIS WEEKEND!
While on any given weekend, you can find a handful of 5ks, 10ks and half-marathon races, Thunder Road is Charlotte’s only full-marathon. This year’s race is scheduled for November 14. Last year’s race drew 960 runners for the marathon, 99 more than 2013’s race. Masashi Shirotake won for the males and overall with a time… Read More Run Thunder Road!
Everytime I log into Instagram, I see tons of pictures posted of Charlotte’s skyline. No shame there. It is a pretty skyline. The sunsets have been magnificent lately, only making it prettier. The only thing better than staring at the skyline from your balcony, is taking a gander of it from above. Last week, I took… Read More Queen City Helicopters: Birds Eye View
The joys of boat ownership, without all the hassle and upkeep, are now accessible to just about anyone. Well, anyone willing to pay a monthly membership to a boat club. My brother is one of those people who was willing to join the boat club and I have twice benefited from this and enjoyed two… Read More I’m on a Boat!
Charlotte’s greenway system is one of the greatest things about the city – at least for active / outdoorsy individuals. The greenways offer trails and asphalt for running/walking, allow pets, and give you the feel of nature while still being in the city. Yesterday, I took a easy three-mile run on Little Sugar Creek Greenway,… Read More Little Sugar Creek Greenway
For those of you who made resolutions to get more fit in 2015, I’m sharing ideas on where and how to make that goal happen, outside of your traditional gym setting. If you’re into running (or want to be): Sign up for the Whitewater Race Series* at the USNWC. It includes cool races like the We Believe… Read More Fit Charlotte
A few weeks ago, I ran my last race of 2014 in the form of a trail race at the USNWC. The We Believe Santa 5k happened on a fabulously sunny December day and started near the new Pumphouse Biergarten which is going to be amazing in the spring/summer. Runners were able to participate in… Read More We Believe Santa 5k
Every year around the holidays, we attend a show or symphony at the Blumenthal Performing Arts Center in Bank of America Center uptown, for the past two years we’ve seen the Magic of Christmas (I also highly recommend seeing The Nutcracker). Albert-George “George” Schram is the most energetic maestro, conducting the symphony through a variety of… Read More Magic of Christmas
On Saturday, we ventured to Time Warner Cable arena to watch the Charlotte Hornets face off against the Memphis Grizzlies. The Hornets were Charlotte’s team from 1988-2002 and then left for New Orleans. The Bobcats filled in until last season, when the decision was made to bring back the buzz, in big part to Michael Jordan… Read More What’s all the buzz about?
Shoppers all over Charlotte are rejoicing in the fact that they no longer have to go to Concord Mills to get deals, now that the Charlotte Premium Outlets are open just outside of Steele Creek. While the outlets aren’t quite as large as Concord Mills, they offer an openess and feel that cannot be matched… Read More Shop til you drop!