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Covering all things OTC culture, hear from residents, community leaders and more.

August 7, 2019

Culinary Arts on Four Wheels at 2nd Friday

The best type of dinner? Brought to you and served fresh, and prepared on four wheels! Here are all the must-eats you can find at the […]
August 1, 2019

Flour Power: The Culinary Education That We Could All Learn From

Located in the Antiquity Town Center, Flour Power Lake Norman is the ultimate cooking school experience for those of all ages. Yep, they work with everyone from kindergarteners to corporate professionals, and everyone in between.
July 21, 2019

Event Spotlight: A Window into the Minds of Children of War

This fundraiser and art show raised funds to benefit the Peace House Academy students in Afghanistan. The art for sale featured pieces from the students themselves.
July 19, 2019

TGIF! An Inside Look Into 2nd Friday Street Festivals

In honor of another 2nd Friday coming to a close, we thought we would share with you some of our #2ndFridayFestival memories! Between the food trucks, drinks, live music, and shopping, there is a lot to be excited about at 2nd Friday. Here are some of the highlights from our time at the July 12th Festival.
July 15, 2019

Artist Spotlight: Franklin Kernes

Franklin Kernes is an up and coming modern artist with graphic design roots and a passion for his family and community. His love for his wife and daughter set him apart, and motivate him to keep creating. Because he is an essential member of the Cornelius Arts Scene, we set out to get to know him a bit better through an interview. Let's see what he had to say!
July 6, 2019

Fitness & Fun: Kādi Fit’s Creative Movement Program

Creative Movement childcare classes are offered every Monday through Friday, 9:30am to 10:30am at Kādi Fit (19725 Oak Street #3, Cornelius, NC). When Aissa Vesely started […]
June 28, 2019

Dog Days of Summer: A Street Food Review

In honor of 4th of July festivities which are quickly approaching, we set out to get the scoop behind two of the people serving up an All American classic to the people of Cornelius, hot dog vendors Mary of Zima’s Steamin’ Dogs and Brandon of B’s Grill! Taking turns occupying Catawba Avenue, you can be sure to find a hot dog cart in the heart of Old Town Cornelius at any time of the week from Zima’s Steamin’ Dogs or B’s Grill.
June 25, 2019

Summer with a Cherry On Top: The Five Best Local Dessert Spots You Need To Try

Cool down this summer with these popular dessert spots. After a full day on Lake Norman, or exploring Old Town Cornelius, be sure to stop by one of these five businesses to treat yourself to a tasty ice-cream sundae or a flavorful snow cone.
June 5, 2019

Word on the OTC Street: Countdown to the Last Day of School

As the 90 degree Lake Norman weather seems to continue reminding us, summer is here and the last day of school is right around the corner! With the last day of school for Cornelius public schools being just around the corner, we set out to get some student and teacher perspectives on closing out another year. Let’s see what they said.
June 5, 2019

New Coffee Shop On The Block: Public Grounds

Living within the historic brick walls of Old Town Public House, Public Grounds has been bringing people together since April 2019. Overnight, the lively, bustling OTPH scene transforms into a warm and welcoming coffee shop with a hipster flare fully equipped with high-end ingredients and a professional espresso machine.