Author: Claire Kuhlkin

The Top 5

July’s top events. July 2 Troutman Independence Day Parade: This free festival is the perfect way to kick off your July 4th weekend. The parade honoring veterans will begin at 11 a.m. and there will be happenings all day. Let the kids hang out in the kids’ zone while you nosh on yummy food and local beers. Be sure to…

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June’s essential dates. June 3 – 4 Repticon Charlotte Reptile & Exotic Animal Show: Looking for the perfect thing for the out-of-school kids? Bring them to this interesting and fun family event. See lots of amazing animals and learn about them in the live animal seminars going on throughout the day. Doors open at 10 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday, and tickets are $5 for children and…

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May’s essential dates. May 6 7th-Annual Timmy Belcher Memorial Rainbow Kidz Ride & Run: Get fit and benefit Rainbow Kidz, the pediatric program of hospice and palliative care during its annual 5K, 10K, and one-mile fun run and 10-, 30-, and 60-mile cycling routes. Rainbow Kidz supports patients and families who are dealing with a life-limiting illness or have experienced…

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April’s essential dates. April 2 The Bridal Showcase at Magnolia Woods: If you’re looking for some major wedding inspiration, this is the event for you. Whether you’re just beginning your planning journey or putting on the finishing touches, this compilation of vendors has everything you could need. Get to know top-notch photographers, bakeries, and more. Stop by Magnolia Woods from…

Fusion For All

Chef David Lucarelli of eeZ Fusion and The Cowfish is adding an American twist on Asian classics—and redefining comfort food. A new year tends to bring change—sometimes it takes time to adjust. Chef David Lucarelli found out first-hand when he took on the task of revamping the menu at eeZ Fusion & Grill, which launched earlier this year. The seasoned…