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.
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The More the Merrier! Drive-In Movies In OTC Moves To a Bigger Venue
Drive-In Movies in Old Town Cornelius is the event summer series of 2020. This social-distancing friendly event is bringing a classic idea to the streets of Cornelius…and now at a bigger venue — The Lake Norman YMCA!
Reflection Series: Part Three: Resolution of Peace and Justice
Several Shepherds, Pastors and Clergy of the Charlotte Mecklenburg region hereby submit a Resolution of Peace and Justice.
Reflection Series: Part Two: A Confession of Racism
Old Town Cornelius introduces this reflection series as a way to empower the voices in our community to express their thoughts and feelings about the uncertainty and discomfort of the current political and social climate. Throughout this series, we hope to begin the dialogue that is so important to initiate change in our community and in our world. Additionally, we hope that this series can document the current state of our world, and allow us to all reflect.
Local Students Organize Cornelius ‘Black Lives Matter’ Demonstration
Desmond Tutu, South African cleric and human rights activist, states that “If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.” This message has resonated with many in the wake of George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis, Minnesota. On June 3rd, 2020, several local students took the initiative to organize their own protest to have their voices heard on issues of systematic racism and police brutality.
OTC Spotlight: How Local Businesses Are Helping Out During COVID-19
In an effort to shed the light on the positivity in our community — that is oftentimes overlooked — we have compiled a list of all the different ways that some of our favorite small businesses and organizations are doing their part to help others during COVID-19.
Keeping up with the Cain Center
By Todd Olvis Lake Norman’s future looks bright, and it is about to get even brighter. We recently had the pleasure of sitting down to talk with North Carolina local and Executive Director of The Cain Center for the Arts, Justin Dionne. This story begins in 2013 when Cornelius residents approved a $4 million bond… Continue reading Keeping up with the Cain Center