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This OTC Life

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

September 27, 2019

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 […]
August 25, 2019

Start Your Engines! Foundation Moto Brings the Old Town Revival to OTC

Foundation Moto is a custom motorcycle company that is taking Lake Norman by storm, and has recently teamed up with Spinnerworks, an event management company to plan the Old Town Revival, a celebration of vintage and custom built motorcycles along with classic trucks, cars, and hot rods right here in Old Town Cornelius at the Oak Street Mill.
August 12, 2019

15 Food Trucks Battle It Out For Your Vote at the Cornelius Food Truck Invitational

On Saturday, September 7, food trucks from all over the Greater Charlotte Area will be putting it in park in the Oak Street Mill for the ultimate food truck throwdown to become the “Champions of Old Town.”
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.