Somewhere, under a tree, hiding out in plain sight is a little-big area of town known as Smithville. Nestled at the cross roads of I-77 and Highway 21, entryway to the east side and Old Town Cornelius, in the rapidly growing area of Lake Norman, you will discover this community rich in heritage and heart. This community which is… Continue reading Smithville Reimagined
Calling all angels in the Old Town Cornelius community! This week we are highlighting some incredible humanitarian efforts happening around the neighborhood. Both allow opportunities to give back to others during the holiday season. This is something we could all use during this trying time! Neighborhood Angel Tree The Neighborhood C.A.R.E Center is running a… Continue reading Calling All Angels
It’s a bright, fall day. The birds are chirping, the leaves are turning a golden brown, and there’s a scarecrow casually reclining on an iron rod bench. This is the scene outside of Deborah Young’s photography studio, a quaint, homely space on Catawba avenue. You may know Deborah, as she’s been a photographer for the… Continue reading Getting to Know Local Cornelius Photographer Deborah Young
The Cornelius community has been waiting with baited breath to see progress in The Cain Center for the Arts, and on September 10th, a huge construction landmark was crossed; the start of demolition on the remaining buildings residing on the future Cain Center grounds. This is an exciting and invigorating time for everyone within the… Continue reading Cain Center Progress Update With Executive Director Justin Dionne
In a season of constant change, local hotspot Old Town Public House has not been immune to hardship. In early September, the community hub temporarily closed its doors after being designated as a bar. However, the people of Cornelius were determined not to let their neighborhood gathering place go dark for long. Community and Team… Continue reading Exciting Developments for Old Town Public House
Tucked away just moments from the town line, the Lake Norman YMCA is a microcosm of what Old Town Cornelius has to offer- community, recreation, and fun. Their mission to “put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all” seems even more relevant given the current state of… Continue reading New Community and Recreation Opportunities at Lake Norman YMCA
As we ease into cooler weather and adjust to life within the pandemic, families are looking for engaging activities to break out of the confines of their homes and connect with their communities while still staying safe. Since March, you may have made your way down the quarantine checklist, starting with baking bread, arts and… Continue reading Finding Fun During the Pandemic
For nearly 150 years, the YMCA of Greater Charlotte has had a prominent voice in our community. Their focus on youth development, social responsibility, and healthy living has supported countless people in their efforts to improve the world around them. That being said, the YMCA of Greater Charlotte is in a unique position, as their community is in greater need of support now, yet they have had to temporarily close all 19 of their locations. Because of this predicament, they have channeled their creativity to build new opportunities for community support, social-distancing-style.
On June 2, 2020, the Cain Center for the Arts Released its final design renderings for the future space. This highly-anticipated news has spurred excitement in the community, as the excitement to welcome the Cain Center for the Arts to the OTC Scene grows.