Saturday, November 8, 2008

Pet Feature ~ Meet Bear and Bella

Pet Feature ~ Meet Bear and Bella

Today I received an email from Melissa, a local lady that read one of my blog posts. As most people who subscribe to my blogs know I blog a lot about localism in the Lake Norman and Charlotte areas, about living green, and about pets. I am a firm believer that pets have an innocent way of enhancing our life’s if given a chance.

Melissa had read my, ‘Operation Noah’s Ark’ post which was about the rescue of hundreds of animals in an animal hording case. In fact this post has created more emails and calls than any other that I have written thus far; emails and calls asking who to contact to adopt these animals.

For the past month I have wanted to have a pet of the week or month that needs to be adopted, in hopes of being a link in assisting pets get a second chance.

Today, I was given the sign that now is the time to do my part.

The reason Melissa emailed me today was to find out if ‘Operation Noah’s Ark’ could take on two more dogs that were left at her house. Although, the organization will be contacted, I really doubt that they will be able to take on two more, with the hundreds and hundreds that they have to keep until the case goes to trial ….

Trust me I know that most all shelters and humane societies are maxed out, but I just can’t help but think that maybe someone in cyberspace is possibility looking for a great pet and will see these pictures and fall in love with them and decide to adopt them.



So Melissa this one is for you ~ my very first Pet Feature goes to Bear and Bella!

Please Meet Bear and Bella







They are sisters, who are beagle mixed, approximately one year old. Since they are sisters and they have been raised together since birth, it is Melissa’s wishes to try and keep them together.



If you are interested in more information about Bear and Bella or if you have a pet that needs a new home that you would like featured please email me or call me at 704-458-1807. Pet Feature is FREE!


Teresa in Denver

About the author:

Teresa Harris is a Lake Norman Residential Real Estate Broker who can assist you with the purchase and/or sale of real estate in Lake Norman and surrounding counties. Please visit http://www.teresamharris.com/ for your relocation and/or your local needs.

Teresa Harris - Holbrooks Real Estate, Inc. - 704-458-1807 - Teresa@TeresaMHarris.com

Copyright © 2008 By Teresa Harris, All Rights Reserved...*Pet Feature ~ Meet Bear and Bella*

Friday, October 10, 2008

Hundreds of Pets Who Need Homes are up for ADOPTION in Lincoln County North Carolina

Hundreds of Pets Who Need Homes are up for ADOPTION in Lincoln County North Carolina




The Lincoln County Animal Shelter and the Humane Society Lincoln County will be joining forces to offer dogs and cats that are ready for adoption. Anyone that is in a position to adopt a pet is encourage to do so. If you live on a farm why not adopt several. . .

With the price of gasoline why not make one trip a double? If you are going to the Lincoln County Farmers Market at Rock Springs Elementary School Saturday morning just slip next door and pick out a furry friend for life! It has been said more than once that most times rescued animals seem to have a sense that they have been saved from a terrible life and they are most appreciative. . . . some make the best pets ever!
Saturday, October 11, 2008
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Old R-Anell Property (next to Rock Springs Elementary School)
3549 Highway 16 North
Denver, NC 28037


If for any reason you cannot make it this Saturday, and still want to adopt please go by:

Lincoln County Animal Shelter
650 John Howell Memorial Drive
Off Generals Blvd and Wilma Sigmon Road in Lincolnton
Beside the Lincoln County Sheriff's Department
Hours: M-F 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sat 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Sun 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
704-736-8517



Teresa in Denver

About the author:

Teresa Harris is a Lake Norman Residential Real Estate Broker who can assist you with the purchase and/or sale of real estate in Lake Norman and surrounding counties. Please visit http://www.teresamharris.com/ for your relocation and/or your local needs.

Teresa Harris - Holbrooks Real Estate, Inc. - 704-458-1807 - Teresa@TeresaMHarris.com

Copyright © 2008 By Teresa Harris, All Rights Reserved...*Hundreds of Pets Who Need Homes are up for ADPOPTION in Lincoln County North Carolina*

A New WWW Dot for Denver, NC . . .

V-TOPICS (Denver, NC)



A new citizens' group has formed in Eastern Lincoln County, Volunteers To Organize People in Ironton & Catawba Springs (V-TOPICS). It's focus is to implement strategies on organizing and linking neighborhood groups in the Ironton and Catawba Springs townships.

Many residents do not live in well defined neighborhoods V-TOPICS is hoping to united neighborhood groups in an effort to create a sense of community. V-TOPICS will provide a way for local citizens to quickly respond to actions of Lincoln County government and developers as needed.

Their website also has various presentations on issues important to Lincoln County. You are also able to provide the group with suggestions as well as concerns.



So if you are finding a need to find out information about local/political issues or have a comment please visit their website.

Access to the website is free and all contacts are kept confidential.


Teresa in Denver

About the author:

Teresa Harris is a Lake Norman Residential Real Estate Broker who can assist you with the purchase and/or sale of real estate in Lake Norman and surrounding counties. Please visit http://www.teresamharris.com/ for your relocation and/or your local needs.

Teresa Harris - Holbrooks Real Estate, Inc. - 704-458-1807 - Teresa@TeresaMHarris.com

Copyright © 2008 By Teresa Harris, All Rights Reserved...*A New WWW Dot for Denver, NC . . .*

October Fun at Historic Latta Plantation (Huntersville, NC)



Check out and see all the events happening at Historic Latta Plantation for October, 2008
Lot's to see, do, and experience ~ Fun for Everyone!!


Halloween Fright Festival

Starting October 10th, 2008, Every Friday & Saturday From 6:30 PM to 11:30 PM

Here are the dates:

October 10th - October 11th
October 17th - October 18th
October 24th - October 25th
October 31st - November 1st


Latta Plantation Nature Preserve
6201 Sample Road
Huntersville, NC
704-992-1550



Mark your calendars for another fun event for our area. Latta Plantation Nature Preserve is offering Halloween Fright Festival including a Haunted Hay Ride! It's fun for the kids, young, and old.... The Haunted Hay Ride is $8.00 each. Pony Rides, Pony Express is $4.00 for each. Pick out your pumpkin from their Pumpkin Patch. And for the BRAVE . . . a SKIN CRAWLING!




Here are some other events happening at Latta Plantation Nature Preserve for October:


27th Annual Folklife Festival and Craft Show
October 11-12, 2008 (10:00 AM - 4:00 PM)

Interpreters will demonstrate the folk ways of the past across the plantation. Demonstrations will include open-hearth cooking, blacksmithing, gun smithing, woodworking, spinning, dyeing, weaving, and much more! Visitors can also do their Christmas shopping early as they visit many period and modern craft vendors selling baskets, pottery, jewelry, lace, gourds, Uncle Scott's Root Beer, yarn crafts, and much more! Enjoy live music and eat a hot lunch with the food vendor! Admission is $6 for adults, $5 for seniors (62+) and students, ages 5 and under free.


Celtic Music Night Fundraiser

October 11th, 2008 (5:00 PM - 8:00 PM)

Bring a chair or blanket and listen to live Celtic music by the carriage barn, brought to you by 'The Celtic Folkers.' Purchase a hot meal from the food vendor, shop at the silent auction, win raffle prizes, and more! All proceeds benefit the Capital Campaign. Tickets are $12 per person.


Ghost Tales in the Dark

October 17-18, 2008 at 8:00 PM

Have you ever wondered if Latta is haunted? Walk the house and grounds by lantern light. Your guide will share real experiences by staff members and volunteers, ghost hunters, and more. This will be a unique opportunity to tour the plantation at night in small groups. Admission is $12 per person. RSVP Required! Call 704-875-2312, ext. 302 to register!


Ghostwalk
October 24-25, 2008 (7:00 PM - 10:00 PM)

Take an explosive walk around the plantation at night! Don't get left behind as you experience ghostly battles between soldiers, ghouls in the haunted plantation house, slave cabin, and garden. You never know what grisly scenes you may come across as you tour the grounds and woods! Watch out for things that go bump in the night! Admission is $7 per person, ages 5 and under are free (but not recommended for ages 5 and under).


Weekends are full in October at Historic Latta Plantation!

Logo image courtesy of Historic Latta Plantation.

Teresa in Denver

About the author:

Teresa Harris is a Lake Norman Residential Real Estate Broker who can assist you with the purchase and/or sale of real estate in Lake Norman and surrounding counties. Please visit http://www.teresamharris.com/ for your relocation and/or your local needs.

Teresa Harris - Holbrooks Real Estate, Inc. - 704-458-1807 - Teresa@TeresaMHarris.com

Copyright © 2008 By Teresa Harris, All Rights Reserved...*October Fun at Historic Latta Plantation (Huntersville, NC)*

Lake Norman . . . Art Events for October, 2008 (Localism)

Lake Norman . . . Art Events for October, 2008


Here are some Lake Norman Art Events that you may not want to miss.




October 4
1st Annual Paint Out
Sponsored by Mooresville Artist Guild
Gallery 3
Depot Fine Arts Center
103 West Center Avenue
Mooresville, NC
704-663-6661




Artists will spend the day painting in the community. Artists need to check-in between 8:00 AM and noon at Gallery 3; artists will then head to the location of their choice and spend the day painting. The Guild will provide a list of suggested locations and a map.

Artists will need to submit their art between 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM in the Warehouse Room. A reception will be held in Gallery 3, followed by judging, and awards. All entries will then be displayed at the Depot Fine Arts Center through October, and available for purchase.





October 18 (7:00 PM)
1st Annual Art League Spectacular Show & Auction
Sponsored by Rotary Club of Lake Norman Huntersville & Lake Norman Art League
Northstone Country Club
Huntersville, NC

Now Through October 17
The Great Frame Up at Birkdale Village
Show can be viewed and silent bids placed; during regular business hours.




This show and auction will benefit Hope House and Lake Norman Free Clinic, at Birkdale Village. Show will feature 2 and 3 dimensional works. Artists interested in entering the show and auction need to go to Lake Norman Art and/or Lake Norman Rotary for more information.





October 31 – November 1 (9:00 AM – 5:00 PM)
2008 Quilt Show
Sponsored by Mooresville Centerpiece Quilters’ Guild
Show will be held at East Mooresville Intermediate School
1711 Landis Highway ~ Intersection of NC 150 and NC 152
Mooresville, NC
704-664-5086




A Pfaff Grand Quilter sewing machine will be raffled off. Quilts will be displayed and quilted wall hangings and other items will be sold. For more information please call the phone number provided or e-mail lakesail530@roadrunner.com.





Teresa in Denver

About the author:

Teresa Harris is a Lake Norman Residential Real Estate Broker who can assist you with the purchase and/or sale of real estate in Lake Norman and surrounding counties. Please visit http://www.teresamharris.com/ for your relocation and/or your local needs.

Teresa Harris - Holbrooks Real Estate, Inc. - 704-458-1807 - Teresa@TeresaMHarris.com

Copyright © 2008 By Teresa Harris, All Rights Reserved...*Lake Norman . . . Art Events for October, 2008 (Localism)*

Carolina Renaissance Festival (Localism)

Carolina Renaissance Festival






October 4 – November 16 (weekends only)
Carolina Renaissance Festival
NC 73 at Poplar Tent Road ~ Between I-77 and I-85
Huntersville/Concord, NC
877-896-5544




Carolina Renaissance Festival is celebrating their 15th anniversary with entertainment, feasting, and games. The Festival is a re-creation of a 16th-century village on 22 acres between Concord and Huntersville, features 10 stages of entertainment. New entertainment including new features has been added this year.

Come out and enjoy the entertainment and sample the food; i.e.: Scotch eggs, potato pancakes, bread bowl stews, steak-on-a stake, gourmet sausages, and giant roasted turkey legs.

For more information please visit their website at RenFestInfo.





Teresa in Denver

About the author:

Teresa Harris is a Lake Norman Residential Real Estate Broker who can assist you with the purchase and/or sale of real estate in Lake Norman and surrounding counties. Please visit http://www.teresamharris.com/ for your relocation and/or your local needs.

Teresa Harris - Holbrooks Real Estate, Inc. - 704-458-1807 - Teresa@TeresaMHarris.com

Copyright © 2008 By Teresa Harris, All Rights Reserved...*Carolina Renaissance Festival (Localism)*

Where's the GAS?


Where’s the GAS?



I have to honestly say I have never seen anything like it before… we are literally running out of GAS! Passing gas station after gas station and the pumps are dry. The easiest way to tell if a gas station has gas is by the lines of cars waiting to get to the pump. So essentially we have gone from shopping around for the best price to just paying any price to have it.

This situation started a few days after Hurricane Ike hit the United States. We have been told that a fuel pipeline that supplies much of the southeast was shut down during the storm and the gas is flowing back to Charlotte at the rate of four miles an hour.

Industry experts are predicting that the problem should be resolved in about a week. I can honestly say that experiencing this brings new meaning to shopping on line for housing!



Is anyone else having this same issue??




Teresa in Denver

About the author:

Teresa Harris is a Lake Norman Residential Real Estate Broker who can assist you with the purchase and/or sale of real estate in Lake Norman and surrounding counties. Please visit http://www.teresamharris.com/ for your relocation and/or your local needs.

Teresa Harris - Holbrooks Real Estate, Inc. - 704-458-1807 - Teresa@TeresaMHarris.com

Copyright © 2008 By Teresa Harris, All Rights Reserved...*Where's the GAS?*

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

What is Hangar Skate Park? It's in Denver, NC

What’s Hangar Skate Park?



Denver, North Carolina has something new / something different / something good and that something is Hangar Skate Park! What’s that? Well it is the brain-child of 36 year-old student pastor Chris Sigmon (aka Siggy) of the 7X Youth Group at Denver Baptist Church here in Denver. It’s a Skate Park that reaches out to the young people to help clear up misconceptions about the kids who ride boards. It was created to offer a positive place where kids can skate and belong.

Tell me more . . . the park opened on June 21, at the former R-Anell Homes property (that Denver Baptist Church purchased about a year ago) the concept is jumping ramps on skateboards or BMX bikes then breaking for Bible study. Currently the skate park is outside and the ramps and benches are covered by a roof. The 10,000 to 15,000 square foot indoor park is expected to be complete by winter.




How Cool is That?!?!?!



Watch the YouTube clip!





If you want your children to come out and experience Hangar Skate Park here’s some more important details.

Tuesday’s 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Saturday’s 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Cost - $3.00

Helmets are required and available for rental.
Kids 11 and under are required to wear full pads.
Average age is 14, but participants have ranged from 8 to 18 years old

Parents are required to sign a liability waiver.






Teresa in Denver

About the author:

Teresa Harris is a Lake Norman Residential Real Estate Broker who can assist you with the purchase and/or sale of real estate in Lake Norman and surrounding counties. Please visit http://www.teresamharris.com/ for your relocation and/or your local needs.

Teresa Harris - Holbrooks Real Estate, Inc. - 704-458-1807 - Teresa@TeresaMHarris.com

Copyright © 2008 By Teresa Harris, All Rights Reserved...*What is Hangar Skate Park? It's in Denver, NC*

East Lincoln Book Club ~ Denver, NC

East Lincoln Book Club


The third Wednesday of each month the East Lincoln Book Club meets at the Florence Soule Shanklin Memorial Library at 10:00 AM. The Library is located on Fairfield Forest Road here in Denver, North Carolina. Their first meeting will be Wednesday, September 17, 2008.





Here is the monthly book schedule for the club.




September
The Owl and the Moon Café by JoAnn Mapson


October
The Devil in the White City by Eric Larsen


November
The Other Boleyn Girl by Phillippa Gregory


December
The Other Boleyn Girl (viewing of the movie)


January
The Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls


February
Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follet


March
A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini


April
Suite Francaise by Irene Nemirovsky


May
One Thousand White Women by Jim Fergus




Everyone is encourage to join this group and enjoy some great reading and great discussions.



Teresa in Denver

About the author:

Teresa Harris is a Lake Norman Residential Real Estate Broker who can assist you with the purchase and/or sale of real estate in Lake Norman and surrounding counties. Please visit http://www.teresamharris.com/ for your relocation and/or your local needs.

Teresa Harris - Holbrooks Real Estate, Inc. - 704-458-1807 - Teresa@TeresaMHarris.com

Copyright © 2008 By Teresa Harris, All Rights Reserved...*East Lincoln Book Club ~ Denver, NC*

Benefit BBQ for Charlene Travis ~ Denver, NC

Benefit BBQ for Charlene Travis


Transplants from New Orleans 20 years ago, Herman and Charlene Travis decided to make Denver, North Carolina their home. Both generous beyond imagination are now finding themselves in need of help. Everyone here knows Herman, he’s always friendly; my husband has worked with him a few times in the past and he always takes time to say “Hello, how ya doing”.

Charlene is suffering from a disease called Sarcoidosis. The late football player Reggie White and comedian Bernie Mac suffered from the same disease. It is an inflammatory disease that affects the organs. It can cause the immune system to “overreact” damaging the body’s own tissues. This disease first showed up in Charlene’s lungs in October 1998. From there it has gone to her liver, but in the process she has difficulty swallowing and breathing, due to fluid building up in her diseased lungs because her liver is not functioning properly.

She has just been put on a nationwide transplant list. There is one procedure that she could have, to buy some more time, but if it is not successful then it would speed up her need for a transplant drastically and essentially she would be moved up to the top of the transplant list. Whether she has this procedure, their main goal is to help Charlene have a decent quality of life.

The Travis’ have insurance to help offset the costs of Charlene’s medicine, which is great, but there is still a difference and there are other living costs that are not covered. In an effort to help them a Benefit BBQ will be held this Saturday.


If you are not able to attend but would like to help please pray for Charlene and her family.

For monetary donations:

Mail to:

Holbrooks Real Estate, Inc.

ATTN: Teresa/Gail

PO Box 1101

Denver, NC 28037


Checks need to be made out to: Webbs Chapel United Methodist Church


If you live in the Denver area of Lake Norman, please come out in support.

I will probably be in my kitchen Thursday night baking some pound cakes for this event!

Benefit BBQ
When: Friday, September 12, 2008
Time: 11:00 AM – Until
Where: Denver Masonic Lodge on St. James Church Road
Cost: $8.00 per plate – includes pork, beans, slaw, bread, and dessert
Pre-Orders are available please contact the following:
Kevin Dellinger 704.913.0375
Gaynell Beacham 704.201.4910
Jeff Huffman 704.202.4076



Teresa in Denver

About the author:

Teresa Harris is a Lake Norman Residential Real Estate Broker who can assist you with the purchase and/or sale of real estate in Lake Norman and surrounding counties. Please visit http://www.teresamharris.com/ for your relocation and/or your local needs.

Teresa Harris - Holbrooks Real Estate, Inc. - 704-458-1807 - Teresa@TeresaMHarris.com

Copyright © 2008 By Teresa Harris, All Rights Reserved...*Benefit BBQ for Charlene Travis ~ Denver, NC*

Operation Noah's Ark Still Needs Help ~ Denver, NC

Update: I made a visit to the shelter today and I have some GOOD news! The good news is that all the cats will be placed in foster care homes by tomorrow. All Huskys' have been placed in approved foster care homes today. The shelter has more than enough food, litter, and bedding. They are hoping that the rest of the dogs will be placed in approved foster care homes by next week, if possible. They are still in need for volunteers to help out.



If you have an hour or two to spare please call Sharon at 703-851-3520.
Or you can always call me and I will relay the message.

Even after the animals are placed in foster care volunteers will be needed


to clean the facility.

The following is their current wish list:


Large Dog Crates
Medium Dog Crates
55 Gallon Trash Bags
33 Gallon Trash Bags
Kongs Various Sizes
Dog Toys - All Sizes
Laundry Detergent
Name Tags
Ear Cleaner



Operation ‘Noah’s Ark’ Still Needs Help


On August 26th, 393 animals ~ making up 17 different species, were rescued from a house here in Denver. This rescue took over ten hours, during which we were getting heavy bands of rain from the former hurricane Faye. I passed this place twice that day, while this rescue was taking place... what a bitter sweet sight. Just how does someone collect that many animals? How can anyone afford to feed that many?

You can only image the HUGE task of caring for all these animals; bathing, assessing, medicating, cleaning, walking, and feeding it all takes time, volunteers, and donations.

Our local Denver Baptist Church has recently purchased a 6 +/- acre track of land that included various buildings (the former R-Anell Company’s general office and manufacturing plant, which has moved to another part of the county) and it is here where the animals are being sheltered. As of last Tuesday it was reported that only a few have passed away, a few had to be taken to a vet hospital, and none have had to be “put to sleep” but this would be an option if it was deemed they were suffering.

Compact Animal Mobile Equipment Trailers (CAMETs) are being used at the Church shelter. CAMETs are stocked with all the necessities to set up an animal shelter; this is the first time for these to be used in North Carolina. All animals have been checked out by Dr. Kelly Farris, of the North Carolina State School of Veterinary School. Area vets are on the scene and are following the directions of Dr. Farris. Also, help teams have flown in from as far away as Colorado and Washington State to help in the efforts.

Since this is an ongoing criminal investigation it was first thought that authorities could not offer adoptions of these animals, due to legal issues. Now it sounds like they may have found a loop hole and will be able to start finding new homes for them soon.


Want to Help?


Volunteers
Volunteers are needed who have training in animal care. But walk-ins are accepted too. Morning and evening shirts are available. Sign up is at the temporary shelter which is the former R-Anell location at 3549 North Highway 16, Denver, NC; which is across the street from Denver Baptist Church and next to Rock Springs Elementary School (almost in downtown Denver). They have a working calendar to schedule volunteers for feeding, cleaning cages, and washing animals. They will also introduce the animals to leads so that they will be able to be taken out to exercise.

Needs
Clean towels and newspapers are needed. These can be dropped off at Denver Fire Department at 3956 North Highway 16, Denver, North Carolina. So far food has been donated by several PetSmart stores in our area. Due to the humid weather, with volunteers in and out of heat, they are asking for Gatorade and water as well.

Contributions
Monetary donations are desperately needed. Anyone can make a donation at any First Federal Savings Bank in Lincoln County; North Carolina.



My hat goes off to all the volunteers and contributors.

Please join me as I plan to go by this week and see what I can do to help and you can help too!


Teresa in Denver

About the author:



Teresa Harris is a Lake Norman Residential Real Estate Broker who can assist you with the purchase and/or sale of real estate in Lake Norman and surrounding counties. Please visit http://www.teresamharris.com/ for your relocation and/or your local needs.



Teresa Harris - Holbrooks Real Estate, Inc. - 704-458-1807 - Teresa@TeresaMHarris.com



Copyright © 2008 By Teresa Harris, All Rights Reserved...*Operation Noah's Ark Still Needs Help ~ Denver, NC*

Monday, September 15, 2008

The Amazing Maize Maze ~ Huntersville, North Carolina

The Amazing Maize Maze ~ Huntersville, North Carolina




Are you ready to wander around a seven acre cornfield with approximately two and a half miles of pathways in a working cornfield? The Amazing Maize Maze at Rural Hill Farm in Huntersville, North Carolina is opening for their 7th season. The maze is an exciting adventure for families, friends, and groups to experience and explore. By working together you can explore the paths and solve the clues to make it through the maze.

Throughout the maze cool water is available and concessions are also available on site. The maze is designed to be navigated in 1-2 hours. Be sure to wear sunscreen and appropriate clothing , and shoes. Strollers and wagons are permitted. Handicap accessible restroom facilities are available.

Each season a theme is selected, one that represents the historical relevance of Rural Hill. This year's theme is the United States Constitution and Bill of Rights. Before you start your journey you will receive instructions from the First United States Congress regarding the rules and tools of this new frontier. James Madison is at the Victory Bridge (which you will pass over upon completion) to help travelers in need and at the maze tower, Thomas Jefferson is available to point you in the right direction. This year’s design of the maze offers symbols within such as spectacles, a quill pen, ink well, and the Constitution Scroll with “We the People” written on it.



Now go out and have some FUN .... see you in the MAZE!


September 11 - November 2, 2008
Thursday's, Friday's, Saturday's, Sunday's
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
$10 ~ adults (18 and over)
$7 ~ students (15 to 17)
$6 ~ students (5-14)
free ~ children (4 and under)


Need a BIGGER challenge? Explore the maze with your flashlight ...evenings of fun in Rural Hill's Flashlight Maze!

September 19, October 10, & October 31
7:00 PM
$15 ~ adults
$10 ~ youth (5 to 17)


For directions and other information please visit their website.

Rural Hill
4431 Neck Road
Huntersville, NC 28078
704-875-3113

Image courtesy of Rural Hill.


Teresa in Denver

About the author:

Teresa Harris is a Lake Norman Residential Real Estate Broker who can assist you with the purchase and/or sale of real estate in Lake Norman and surrounding counties. Please visit http://www.teresamharris.com/ for your relocation and/or your local needs.

Teresa Harris - Holbrooks Real Estate, Inc. - 704-458-1807 - Teresa@TeresaMHarris.com

Copyright © 2008 By Teresa Harris, All Rights Reserved...*The Amazing Maize Maze ~ Huntersville, North Carolina*

Carolina Raptor Center ~ Huntersville, NC

Carolina Raptor Center

We are truly blessed to have Carolina Raptor Center in our backyard in Huntersville right outside of Charlotte, NC. This center is incredible with its dedication to environmental education and the conservation of birds of prey through public education, the rehabilitation of injured and orphaned raptors and research.



Their environmental education programs reach about 40,000 students each year.



Raptors are leading scientific indicators of a healthy environment.

If you find an injured raptor please call 704-875-6521 ext. 111

and leave a message for their Rescue team.



Here are the last events for the month of August.



Backyard Tails -- a free flight program!


August 30, 2008 - Noon and 2:00 PM


Feel the rush as a great horned owl flies inches from your head during Carolina Raptor Center's free flight program!! Be amazed by raptors in the air and trees during Backyard Tails. Come early to get a space, as seats for this program are limited. This program is free with regular admission.

Weathering Program: Habitat, where are they at?


August 30, 2008 - 11:00 AM, 1:00 PM, 3:00 PM


August 31, 2008 – 1:00 PM, 3:00 PM


Raptors live in trees, on cliffs, in bird houses, in hollowed out trees, and even on the ground. Find out where raptors live, how long they stay there and if they like roommates! Free with regular admission.

Carolina Raptor Center

6000 Sample Road

Huntersville, NC 28078

704-875-6521

Teresa in Denver

About the author:

Teresa Harris is a Lake Norman Residential Real Estate Broker who can assist you with the purchase and/or sale of real estate in Lake Norman and surrounding counties. Please visit http://www.teresamharris.com/ for your relocation and/or your local needs.

Teresa Harris - Holbrooks Real Estate, Inc. - 704-458-1807 - Teresa@TeresaMHarris.com

Copyright © 2008 By Teresa Harris, All Rights Reserved...*Carolina Raptor Center ~ Huntersville, NC*

Request My Free Relocation Kit ~ Don't Move To Lake Norman Without It!






Request My Free Relocation Kit.

Don't Move To Lake Norman Without It!




Moving your family to another town or state is a major event in your life! Helping people to achieve their dream of moving to our area is a priority that I commit myself to accomplishing.

If you anticipate moving to the Lake Norman area, we can correspond by email and phone. Together, we'll determine what type of home, price range, and neighborhoods you are interested in. I will send you details and photos of every home or property that is currently available that matches your criteria.

When you visit, we’ll be ready! We will visit the Lake Norman homes and areas that interest you the most.

In the meantime I will drop a free relocation kit in the mail to you for you and your family to be able to get acquainted with our area. The kit is filled with area information that may assist you with your decision.

Remember: As a specialist in Lake Norman homes, it's my job to know this segment of the market inside and out, and I want to make your transition as smooth as possible.

My gift to you…


Thinking of buying a home at Lake Norman? Let me help you. Just visit my website and complete the newcomers form and email it to me. Also, while here you can search our MLS. If you email me your completed form I will reimburse $100.00 per night for a total of $200.00 at closing. This offer is only valid upon an actual closing with me as your buying agent. To qualify you must fill-out the form below and reference this offer at our first meeting. Not valid with other relocation offers.

Corporate Relocation

If your company is relocating to the Lake Norman or Charlotte area and are planning on moving employees too, please contact me to discuss your needs. I feel sure that you will be impressed with the level of service you will receive.



Teresa in Denver

About the author:

Teresa Harris is a Lake Norman Residential Real Estate Broker who can assist you with the purchase and/or sale of real estate in Lake Norman and surrounding counties. Please visit http://www.teresamharris.com/ for your relocation and/or your local needs.

Teresa Harris - Holbrooks Real Estate, Inc. - 704-458-1807 - Teresa@TeresaMHarris.com

Copyright © 2008 By Teresa Harris, All Rights Reserved...*Request My Free Relocation Kit ~ Don't Move To Lake Norman Without It!*

Kudo's To Lowes' . . . Going GREENER





Kudo’s To Lowes’ . . . Going GREENER




Okay, I’m excited! Most will think I have totally flipped to be excited about this, but I am. This weekend I was in Lowes Home Improvement and saw that they are trying to go GREENER. They now offer reusable shopping bags and they are quality ones at that.







Lowes originally was started in North Wilkesboro, NC but has since moved to Mooresville, NC. It is really nice to see companies seeing the importance of trying to get away from the use of plastic shopping bags.


Seeing turtles dying from mistakenly eating plastic bags is all it took for me. Since then 95% of the time we take our own reusable shopping bags when we shop. The other 5% we mistakenly forget them and either purchase more bags or carry the items out to the car.


Teresa in Denver

About the author:

Teresa Harris is a Lake Norman Residential Real Estate Broker who can assist you with the purchase and/or sale of real estate in Lake Norman and surrounding counties. Please visit http://www.teresamharris.com/ for your relocation and/or your local needs.

Teresa Harris - Holbrooks Real Estate, Inc. - 704-458-1807 - Teresa@TeresaMHarris.com

Copyright © 2008 By Teresa Harris, All Rights Reserved...*Kudo's To Lowes' . . . Going GREENER*

Links For Pink


Links For Pink


Benefit Golf Tournament

Dust off that bag and get out and practice! A benefit to raise breast cancer awareness is around the corner. Enjoy a morning of golf, prizes, and lunch at the Westport Golf Course in Denver. Westport is a beautiful public course at Lake Norman. All proceeds will benefit the fight against breast cancer.



Westport Golf Course
7494 Golf Course Drive South
Denver, NC
October 10, 2008



8:00 AM ~ Sign-In
9:00 AM ~ Shotgun Start


$65.00 Per Player Includes Lunch, Prizes, and Games

* * A Chance to Win a 2009 Jaguar * *


Register with Melissa Smith
(704)577-4153
msmith717@hotmail.com
Registration Deadline October 3, 2008



Teresa in Denver

About the author:

Teresa Harris is a Lake Norman Residential Real Estate Broker who can assist you with the purchase and/or sale of real estate in Lake Norman and surrounding counties. Please visit http://www.teresamharris.com/ for your relocation and/or your local needs.

Teresa Harris - Holbrooks Real Estate, Inc. - 704-458-1807 - Teresa@TeresaMHarris.com

Copyright © 2008 By Teresa Harris, All Rights Reserved...*Links For Pink*

Latta Plantation Open Golf Tournament ~ Help Restore Some History!

Help raise the roof on Mecklenburg's two oldest log cabins!






Dust off that bag and get out and practice! A benefit to help restore two of Mecklenburg County's oldest log cabins is around the corner. Enjoy an afternoon of golf, prizes, and a steak dinner at The Point Lake and Golf Club in Mooresville. Designed by Greg Norman, with 13 of 18 holes on the water, The Point is a beautiful private course on Lake Norman. All proceeds will benefit Historic Latta Plantation's Capital Campaign to Preserve a Piece of Mecklenburg's Past. Latta Plantation has a rich past dating back to the 18th century. Once was a cotton plantation now is a living history farm.



September 29, 2008


Sponsorships



  • Presenting Sponsor - $2,500

  • Title Sponsor - $1,000

  • Tee Sponsorships:

Gold Tee - $600
Silver Tee - $400
Bronze Tee - $200

Visit Latta Plantation for sponsorship benefits!



Player Registration
Individual: $175
Foursome: $150 each
Captain's Choice Format
Shotgun Start at 11:30 AM
Registration includes: green fees, cart fees, range balls, steak dinner, and prizes!


Registration form and payment due by Friday, September 12, 2008


Teresa in Denver

About the author:

Teresa Harris is a Lake Norman Residential Real Estate Broker who can assist you with the purchase and/or sale of real estate in Lake Norman and surrounding counties. Please visit http://www.teresamharris.com/ for your relocation and/or your local needs.

Teresa Harris - Holbrooks Real Estate, Inc. - 704-458-1807 - Teresa@TeresaMHarris.com

Copyright © 2008 By Teresa Harris, All Rights Reserved...*Latta Plantation Open Golf Tournament ~ Help Restore Some History!*

THERE'S A NEW KID ON THE BLOCK ~ DAVESTE VINEYARDS





THERE'S A NEW KID ON THE BLOCK ~ DAVESTE VINEYARDS



North Carolina has seen a lot of winery's pop-up in the past few years and we have a new one on our block! The very first winery in Iredell County is set to open, to the public, in late August. Daveste Vineyards, located in Troutman, is owned by Dave and Ester DeFehr. The 52 acre setting includes rolling hills, a pond with a waterfall, hiking trails, and picnic area. The winery will also include a tasting room and art gallery.

Planted in 2005, the vineyard includes malbec, merlot, chambourcin, cabernet franc, cabernet sauvignon, chardonnay, rkatsiteli, and chouchillon grapes. For more information please visit their website ~ Daveste Vineyards..



Teresa in Denver

About the author:

Teresa Harris is a Lake Norman Residential Real Estate Broker who can assist you with the purchase and/or sale of real estate in Lake Norman and surrounding counties. Please visit http://www.teresamharris.com/ for your relocation and/or your local needs.

Teresa Harris - Holbrooks Real Estate, Inc. - 704-458-1807 - Teresa@TeresaMHarris.com

Copyright © 2008 By Teresa Harris, All Rights Reserved...*New Kid on The Block ~ Daveste Vineyards*

YOUR GUIDE TO THE 2008-2009 SCHOOL YEAR, HERE IN DENVER, NC







YOUR GUIDE TO THE 2008-2009 SCHOOL YEAR, HERE IN DENVER, NC



Yep, it’s coming quickly. What’s coming quickly? The first day of the 2008-2009 school year for Denver, North Carolina and all of Lincoln County. So if you are new, old, or just thinking of relocating to our area and have a school aged child/children this blog is for you! Bookmark it, copy it, and/or save it, this contains everything you need to know about our school system ~ all at your fingertips!



Oh, just incase you are wondering,



MONDAY, AUGUST 25th is the FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL!!




Lincoln County Schools

PO Box 400

Lincolnton, NC 28093


(704)732-2261















First off you will need to know what school your child or children will be going to. There is a website to find that out; LINCOLN COUNTY SCHOOLS. All you have to do is enter your address and it will tell you what school(s) from K to 12, how cool is that?

After that you probably want to read about the assigned school(s) so here is a list of the Lincoln County Schools:















Elementary:

Intermediate:

Middle:

High:


With the price of gasoline my child/children will have to ride the bus, but which one? Well you can find that out here too. After you find the school then that school webpage will allow you to search the buses that are assigned to that school.

Thinking that you would like to see what the school calendar looks like, so you can make some plans for a mini vacation? Well that’s here too; SCHOOL CALENDAR!

What are the childen eating? The SCHOOL MENU has it all listed out!

Open Houses, oh yes we have those too; OPEN HOUSE DATES! Plus, we have LATINO PARENT NIGHT to make sure everyone is informed!

Are you in need of Forms? You will find Transfer, Student Health, and Insurance FORMS here.

I guess you are wondering what the test scores look like for this past year, well here they are too; 2008 PRELIMINARY ADEQUATE YEARLY PROGRESS RELEASED!

The 2007-2008 NC School Report Cards are not posted at the present time but you can take a peek at the 2006-2007 NC SCHOOL REPORT CARDS, which may give you some idea.

Hopefully, you have or will find this information helpful. For more information about the Denver area please visit: LAKE NORMAN HOMES BLOG and WHAT’S THE FUSS? IT’S ONLY A LAKE!

Thanks for visiting!


Teresa in Denver

About the author:

Teresa Harris is a Lake Norman Residential Real Estate Broker who can assist you with the purchase and/or sale of real estate in Lake Norman and surrounding counties. Please visit http://www.teresamharris.com/ for your relocation and/or your local needs.

Teresa Harris - Holbrooks Real Estate, Inc. - 704-458-1807 - Teresa@TeresaMHarris.com

Copyright © 2008 By Teresa Harris, All Rights Reserved...*COMPLETE GUIDE TO THE 2008-2009 SCHOOL YEAR, HERE IN DENVER, NC*

Waterfront Restaurants on Lake Norman

Waterfront Restaurants on Lake Norman


Enjoy a day on the lake and have lunch or dinner at one of these thirteen lake front restaurants. Whether its hot dogs or hamburgers, meatloaf or pork roast, spaghetti or oysters your craving these restaurants will have you covered. Heck if you start early enough you can catch breakfast at Midway! So you have no reason not to be on the Lake, Lake Norman that is....


Mooresville:

  • B.J. Ducks, Queen's Landing, 1459 River Highway, Mooresville, NC, (704)663-2628, Near marker 17 - south of NC 150 bridge


  • Dockside Deli, 169 Pinnacle Lane, Mooresville, NC, (704)663-5252, Near marker 17A - north of NC 150 bridge

  • Exit 36 Grill, 167 Pinnacle Lane, Mooresville, NC, (704)799-6210, Near marker 17A - north of NC 150 bridge

  • Moe's, 155 Pinnacle Lane, Mooresville, NC, (704)662-6623, Near marker 17A - north of NC 150 bridge

  • Vinnie's Sardine Grill & Raw Bar, 643 Williamson Road, Mooresville, NC, (704)799-2090, Northeast of marker D11

  • Wise Guy's, 637 Williamson Road, Mooresville, NC, (704)660-9517, Northeast of marker D11



Huntersville:

  • Dockside Cafe, Blythe Landing, 15901 NC 73, Huntersville, NC, (704)876-9555, Near marker R4


Catawba:

  • J.B. Frogs, Bill's Marina, Hudson Chapel Road, Catawba, NC, (828)241-3438, Near marker 25 - north


Denver:

  • The Landing, Lake Norman Motel, Restaurant & Marina, 4491 Slanting Bridge Road, Denver, NC, (828)478-5944, Near marker M4


Terrell:

  • Midway Marina, 8693 NC 150, Terrell, NC, (828)478-2333, Near markers 17 and 17A






Cornelius:

  • Midtown Sundries, 18665 Harborside Drive, Cornelius, NC, (704)896-9013, Near marker R5

  • Rusty Rudder, 20210 Henderson Road, Cornelius, NC, (704)892-9195, Near marker D6


Davidson:

  • North Harbor Club, 100 North Harbor Place, Davidson, NC, (704)896-5559, Near marker T4



Teresa in Denver

About the author:

Teresa Harris is a Lake Norman Residential Real Estate Broker who can assist you with the purchase and/or sale of real estate in Lake Norman and surrounding counties. Please visit http://www.teresamharris.com/ for your relocation and/or your local needs.

Teresa Harris - Holbrooks Real Estate, Inc. - 704-458-1807 - Teresa@TeresaMHarris.com

Copyright © 2008 By Teresa Harris, All Rights Reserved...*Some of The BEST Waterfront Restaurants on Lake Norman*

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Eastwind Cove in Denver, NC (Lake Norman)

Eastwind Cove

Eastwind CovePurchase a lot and bring your builder. Home plans are subject to architectural review. Eastwind Cove is one of the new neighborhoods in the Lake Norman area right off of Webbs Road in Denver, NC.It is a family-oriented neighborhood, which includes a swimming pool, play ground, and of course the lake! Eastwind Cove offers wooded home sites, waterfront, and water view, county water and sewer, curb and gutter, and boat storage. Basement lots are available.

Other pertain information:

Price Range of houses: $370's to almost $1 Million (for waterfront)
Lot Size Range: .45 Acres to over 1 Acre
Square Footage Range: 2,800 to 6,000
Home Styles: Traditional, French Provincial
Schools: Rock Springs/North Lincoln




Teresa in Denver
About the author:

Teresa Harris is a Lake Norman Residential Real Estate Broker who can assist you with the purchase and/or sale of real estate in Lake Norman and surrounding counties. Please visit http://www.teresamharris.com/ for your relocation and/or your local needs.

Teresa Harris - Holbrooks Real Estate, Inc. - 704-458-1807 - Teresa@TeresaMHarris.com

Copyright © 2008 By Teresa Harris, All Rights Reserved...*Eastwind Cove in Denver, NC (Lake Norman)*

My Backyard is Growing Again ~ Chesterbrook Academy is OPEN!


My Backyard is Growing Again ~ Chesterbrook Academy is OPEN!

We are growing again here in Denver, NC at Lake Norman. Yes, I understand that you may have a Chesterbrook Academy in your backyard but this is the first for our backyard! In 1985, when I moved to the area there was only one daycare (that was open from 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM for infants to pre-k) for children in Denver and that was Our Gang Day Care. If you were a full-time working mother working eight hours a day and you didn't get a spot at Our Gang, you would have had to creatively find a place for your child or children. Mind you that this was a time before employers offered daycare for their employees; i.e: Bank of America and Wachovia. But as the years have pasted Ms. Ems was added, then Mini Academy Day Care, and others.

Chesterbrook offers care for infant to Pre-K2. They are currently accepting enrollment for the 2008/2009 school year. Open House is August 9th from 10:00 Am to 1:00 PM. For more information please check their website out Denver's Chesterbrook Academy.


Teresa in Denver

About the author:
Teresa Harris is a Lake Norman Residential Real Estate Broker who can assist you with the purchase and/or sale of real estate in Lake Norman and surrounding counties. Please visit http://www.teresamharris.com/ for your relocation and/or your local needs.
Teresa Harris - Holbrooks Real Estate, Inc. - 704-458-1807 - Teresa@TeresaMHarris.com

Copyright © 2008 By Teresa Harris, All Rights Reserved...*My Backyard is Growing Again ~ Chesterbrook Academy is OPEN!*