Posted on 08 August 2011.
Elizabeth Garris, 8, of Cornelius (Left) won the Cowgirl Contest Saturday. She was joined on stage by cowgirls Kaela Rasenberger and Sydney Young. (Rachel Goldstein / CorneliusNews.net)
Hundreds put on their party boots and headed to Bailey Road Park Saturday night for Country Night in the Park.
Part of the Cornelius Parks, Arts, Recreation and Culture Department’s Summer Concerts in the Park series, the event featured the Chris Lane Band. Lead singer Chris Lane is a former American Idol contestant.
The Chris Lane Band performed Saturday. (Rachel Goldstein /CorneliusNews.net)
WANT TO CATCH THE NEXT CONCERT?
PARC plans its next and final concert, 70′s Night in the Park, Aug. 20 with The Throwback Band. The evening also will include fireworks.
Gates will open at 7 p.m.at Bailey Road Park for the free, family concert with children’s activities and concessions by Bruster’s Ice Cream, Nathan’s Hot Dogs and Heart 2 Heart Bakery & Cafe.
Free parking is available at the park and at Bailey Middle School. Coolers are allowed, but glass bottles, alcohol, pets or open flames are not permitted.
Posted in Bailey Road, Cornelius, Events, PARC
Posted on 05 August 2011.
Mecklenburg County, the N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources Division of Air Quality and CATS encourage Charlotte region residents to leave their cars and home Thursday and try out a different commute to work.
Residents of Mecklenburg County and surrounding areas who work in the Charlotte region, in observance of Don’t Drive Day, are urged to ride the bus, carpool, telecommute, ride the LYNX Blue Line, walk or ride a bike to and from work Aug. 11. In doing so, commuters will save money on gas, reduce traffic-related stress and improve the local air quality, according to a press release from the county.
Charlotte recently was ranked the 10th most smoggy city in the U.S. by the American Lung Association, and reducing the number of cars on the road is one way to improve the city’s air quality. Vehicle exhaust is the primary source of air pollution in the Charlotte region, according to county officials.
WANT TO PARTICIPATE?
Commuters participating in Don’t Drive Day can enter information about their clean commute online. They will be eligible to win prizes, including the grand prize, an Apple iPad donated by N.C. Air Awareness. Additional prizes donated by REI, Duke Energy, Harris Teeter and Alta Planning and Design will be awarded.
Posted in Environment, Events, Mecklenburg County
Posted on 03 August 2011.
Master Robert Nieto of Tang Soo Karate Academy breaks six bricks with one chop, part of a demonstration at National Night Out. (Christina Ritchie Rogers / CorneliusNews.net)
The Cornelius Police Department hosted a National Night Out event Aug. 2 in the parking lot of Town Hall. About 400 community members and around 30 local business owners turned out for the festivities, which included games, entertainment, music and food. Children enjoyed a Moon Bounce, face painting and balloons.
Sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch, the annual event aims to promote crime prevention and build positive police-community relationships.
Last year, more than 37 million people nationwide participated in National Night Out.
View photos from the event below. Read the full story
Posted in Cornelius, Events, PARC, Public safety, Town Hall
Posted on 28 July 2011.
Posted in Events, Fund-raisers, Lake Norman
Posted on 25 July 2011.
Zack Hall of Cornelius (right) enjoys the 'cooling station' with other kids at the Beach Bash on Saturday. (Rachel Goldstein / CorneliusNews.net)
Despite the extreme heat, about 800 people turned out to Bailey Road Park Saturday evening for a Beach Bash.
Part of the Cornelius Parks, Arts, Recreation and Culture Department’s Summer Concerts in the Park series, the event featured The North Tower Band, playing oldies, beach music, top-40 hits and funk.
In addition to the music, children enjoyed different activities, including the Coca-Cola Discovery vehicle with Wii games, a mist tent and surf simulator.
CorneliuNews.net was pleased to sponsor the event.
Click on the first photo to view as a slideshow. [Photos by Rachel Goldstein/CorneliusNews.net]
(L-R) James Davis, Chris Grunert, Jeff Hymes and Corey Markham broke out their flip flops for the Beach Bash at Bailey Road Park.
(L-R) Christina and Logan MacQueen came prepared for the festivities at Bailey Road Park on Saturday, including the Hawaiian Hula Skirt Contest.
The North Tower Band performs at the Beach Bash
Zack Hall of Cornelius (right) enjoys the ‘cooling station’ with other kids at the Beach Bash on Saturday. (Rachel Goldstein / CorneliusNews.net)
Posted in Bailey Road, Cornelius, Events, PARC
Posted on 21 July 2011.
Posted in Church news, Cornelius, Events
Posted on 20 July 2011.
The drinks at the Dirty Martini table were smokin'. Literally. (Christina Ritchie Rogers / CorneliusNews.net)
The Dirty Martini was among the vendors at the LKN Summer Soiree Tuesday night at The Palace.
Hosted by LKN Fun and My Uptown Fun, the event raised money for Autism Speaks and featured food and drinks from local vendors as well as live music from the band SuperGlide.
Read below for info on how to submit your photo of the day. And see previous photos of the day, CLICK HERE Read the full story
Posted in Cornelius, Events, Fund-raisers, Kenton Place, Photo of the Day