Author: Christina Ritchie Rogers

Farm to Label

Shifts in farming over the last decade have been dramatic, as farmers work hard to respond to a consumer base that is more interested in where food comes from. Theresa Allen has been farming for 10 years and for nearly five of them has served as manager of the Davidson College Farm, located on Grey Road in Davidson. She grows…

The Future Plays Now

Chamber music takes center stage in Davidson this month. Four of the most talented young ensembles from across the U.S. will travel to Davidson this month to compete in the Young Chamber Musicians Competition on April 23. Each will walk away with a cash prize, and one will win a recording session and paid gig. Hosted by Classical Public Radio…

Storied Style

Huntersville resident Cathleen Mackie started with a blank slate, and ended up with an eclectic abode. Cathleen Mackie’s walls can talk. So can her furniture, her floors, and her finishing touches. Amid the clean lines, warm palette and gorgeous details of her eclectic modern décor are carefully selected accents that reveal things about the designer. “I always like to add…

Q&A: Protecting our Pollinators

A new partnership between the Town of Davidson and Davidson Lands Conservancy aims to protect and grow the town’s population—its pollinator population, that is. In January the town board adopted a resolution to work toward making Davidson the 37th U.S. city with a Bee City USA designation. The goal of Bee City USA is to promote healthy, sustainable habitats and…

Talking Point

Conversation is a cornerstone of Davidson’s Main Street Books. When patrons walk into Main Street Books, chances are, owner Adah Fitzgerald knows their faces. It’s highly likely she knows their names—and the last books they read, their favorite authors, and the next books she will recommend for them. How? She talks to people. “Our days here are basically all conversations,”…

Helping Hands

Syrian students aim to start local chapter of medical relief organization. Though the war in Syria may seem far away for many living in the greater Charlotte area, for Adam Morin and Mohammed Willis it hits close to home. Both juniors at Davidson College, and both of Syrian heritage, they are fierce advocates for Syrian relief efforts on campus and…

Painting as Permission

Changing mediums allowed Tyler Helfrich to become a storyteller. Poet-turned-artist Tyler Helfrich found painting to be an unexpected antidote to writer’s block. After graduating from Davidson College with an English degree, she worked in the nonprofit realm for four years and, in 2012, decided to shift focus back to her true passion: writing poetry. But things didn’t go as expected.…