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This OTC Life

Columnists Jack Conrad Jr. and Carol Bradfield on Old Town, then and now.

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 […]
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 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 10, 2019

Get Real with Reel Talk: Dinner and Movie with Community

Summer is a time for self-care, whether that be splurging on that pair of sandals you’ve been eyeing, taking some time to read a good book under the sun at your neighborhood pool, or picking up a new favorite hobby. Oftentimes, when we are taking care of ourselves we tend to overlook a crucial component of our wellbeing, our mental health. So, take some time to yourself this summer to relax with your neighbors, watch a film, and enjoy a healthy meal, with ReelTalk by Tipping Point Wellness.
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.
June 3, 2019

Midsummer Solstice Celtic Concert at The Warehouse

U.S. National Scottish Fiddle Champion Jamie Laval will perform a concert in Cornelius on the longest day and shortest night of the year, June 21.  In […]