Ballantyne Weekly

News from the Ballantyne Area

Ballantyne Weekly February 16 2011

leave a comment »

Ballantyne Weekly

News from the Ballantyne Area

Thank you for subscribing.

Last week I looked at new tax values for homes that were for sale in 28277. I looked primarily at homes in the upper end of the market. Here are a couple of homes at the lower end.

15721 Kessler Drive near Ballantyne Village. Tax value actually decreased 12 per cent to $180,600. It’s listed for $209,000. See the listing here.

15635 Canmore Street. Tax value increased 7% up to $181,600. Currently listed for $210,000. See the listing here.

The tax value of this townhouse near Ballantyne Village decreased 12% in the recent county revaluation.

New Steak House Opening in the Ballantyne Area. Michael Arthur’s will open tomorrow, Thursday, in the Fountains at Ardrey Kell just off Tom Short Road. The owner is Michael Oreste. Michael Arthur’s will seat 45 in the dining room and 20 in the bar area. The restaurant will be open 7 days for dinner and Monday to Saturday for lunch. The website will be live tomorrow here.

Last week, SAS Cupcakes shipped 40,000 cupcakes to Victoria’s Secret. Congratulations to the Deleware-based company which has a store in Blakeney.

At last night’s Charlotte Checkers game, students from Polo Ridge Elementary School sang the National Anthem and they were totally brilliant, singing in superb harmony.

On Tuesday, February 22,  meet with officials from the Charlotte Department of Transportation at a public meeting beginning 5:30 p.m. at St. Matthew Catholic Church. Topic: design of the Ballantyne Commons Parkway and Elm Lane intersection. For additional information, call (704) 336-7277.


Jobs in 28277 and environs from…

Monster. Click here.

Career Builder. Click here.

Want to be in business for yourself but not by yourself? How about being in business with a company that has a solid 16 year history and a revolutionary product that is changing the face of communication? Contact Valerie Ganther, independent ACN representative through her website here.

I am looking for motivated individuals who want to generate additional income. I’m also looking for local non-profit groups who want to generate funds for their organization. Call me at (704) 517-0241 or leave a comment below with your contact information.

South Mecklenburg Presbyterian Church has a job seekers group that meets on the last Monday of each month. For additional information, go here.


Save the date for National Spa Week April 11-17. Thousands of spas and wellness facilities will offer high-priced, exclusive services normally costing anywhere from $100 all the way up to $500, for just $50 each. More on local spas participating soon.

Lowes Foods. Go here.

Harris Teeter (Ballantyne Commons East). Go here.

Trader Joe’s. Go here.

Earth Fare. Go here.

Ballantyne Village. Go here.

Aldi. Go here.

Harper’s has Wagyu beef back on its menu. The super rich meat, with its extensive marbling and delicious taste was an immediate hit with customers. It’s available at the Pineville location in Carolina Place Mall as well as other Harper’s locations. For Harper’s at Carolina Place, call (704) 541-5255. Click here for more information.

Betsy Mapes, owner of Dilworth Coffee in Ballantyne, is making the business available for sale. Call (704) 369-5120.


Ballantyne Village click here.

Stonecrest click here.


The “Active Adults” group meets at Elon Recreation Center to play cards (Bridge, Pinochle, Canasta and Poker) 4 times per week. Bridge lessons are also available for new players to experts. Visit or call the Elon Recreation Center or call Paul Mitchell at (704) 246-7774 for more info.

South County Regional Library

Events at the South County Regional Library over the next two weeks. Go here.


The Ballantyne Rotary Club is sponsoring this year’s Teacher’s Cup at Ardrey Kell High School March 11, 2011.

Ardrey Kell kicked off their registration for the inaugural Dance Marathon to benefit the Levine Children’s Hospital. The marathon will take place on Thursday, March 17th from 3 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Student participants will be seeking support for their dancing to benefit The Levine Children’s Hospital. Business Sponsorships are available. For more information visit this website, or contact Karen Stuart.

Ballantyne area schools are in the Southwest Zone of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools. For the area superintendent, go here.

School Board member Kaye McGarry has a website and blog here. She welcomes comments on her blog.

Elementary Schools

Ballantyne Elementary. Click here.

Hawk Ridge. Click here.

Elon Park Elementary. Click here.

Pineville Elementary School. Click here.
Polo Ridge Elementary. Click here.

Indian Land. Click here.

Middle Schools

Community House. Click here.

Jay M. Robinson. Click here.

Indian Land. Click here.

High Schools

Ardrey Kell. Go here.

Providence. Go here.

South Mecklenburg. Go here.

Indian Land. Click here.


St. Matthew. Go here.

Charlotte Catholic High School. Go here.

Charlotte Preparatory School. Go here.

Charter School

Metrolina Regional Scholars Academy. Go here.

The main Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Site is here.

Go here.

Upcoming events at the Morrison Family YMCA at Ballantyne this February.

February 17. Nutrition 101 at 11:00 a.m. Sign up at Member Services desk for FREE class to learn basics of healthy eating.

February 17. Jersey Mike’s YNight at 5:00 p.m. to close. Eat at Jersey Mike’s and a portion of the proceeds benefit our Annual Giving Campaign.

February 18. Teen Movie Night 8:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. Friends, movie, concessions and FUN! $2/YMCA member, $3/non-member. Registration required.

February 19. Middle School Madness 7:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. 6th-8th graders. Saturday night out with friends enjoying music, dancing, contests, video games, and much more.

February 22. Ask the Dietitian 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Registered Dietitian will be onsite to answer any questions about nutrition. Free.

February 22. Trader Joe’s Tour at 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Take a tour with our Registered Dietician and learn how to read the food labels and get ideas for healthy meals. Free. Registration required.

February 23. “Women’s Health Issues” presentation 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. CMC-Pineville Urology Specialist onsite to answer questions. Free.

February 23. Grocery Tour at Earth Fare 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Register for this free class with our Registered Dietician to learn how to shop for Gluten Free foods at local Earth Fare grocery store.

February 24. Heartwarming Soups 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Take a break from the cold and learn great recipes for healthy soups. Recipes and samples provided. Registration required.

February 26. Cake Decorating 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. This class will focus on simple cake decorating skills for beginners. Registration is required.

February 26. Teen Dodgeball Tournament at 6:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. Ages 13-18. You can register as an individual or as a team of five. Registration is required.

February 28. Chiropractic Clinic 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Carolina Sports Chiropractic will be onsite offering advice on performance enhancement and injury prevention.

Worthy Endeavors

Kiwanis Club of Ballantyne meets weekly, noon – 1 p.m., except for second Wednesdays, when meetings are at 6:30 p.m.; lunch meeting at City Tavern at Stonecrest, 7282 E. Rea Road; evening meeting location varies; contact Peter Rieke at (704) 575-1993.

The Meck South Rotary Club meets every Friday at TPC Piper Glen at 7:30 a.m.

Ballantyne Rotary Club meets every Friday at lunch from 12:30-1:30 p.m. at TPC Piper Glen.

Subaru South Blvd, 9201 South Blvd – across from the Lynx light rail station near I-485 is a collection point all year long for Classroom Central.

Faith News

Come to Pineville United Methodist Church and find Love at the Crossroads. Located at one of the area’s major geographical crossroads for more than 130 years, the church believes it’s called to meet and help people who find themselves at a crossroads in their lives. The church offers services at 9 a.m. and 11a.m. on Sundays and programs for everyone in your family. Visit us near the intersection of Pineville-Matthews Road (Highway 51) and South Polk Street (South Boulevard). For the website, go here.

Dogs/Cats for Adoption News

The PAWS in The Panhandle Rescue & Adoption Group Thrift Store is open in the Zimmer Business Park on Marvin Road in Indian Land Directions: Turn onto Marvin Road directly in front of Aldi on Highway 521. In 7 tenths of a mile, turn left into Zimmer Business Park and follow road straight into the Park until you come to building 7 on your left. The facility is located at the end of building 7 in warehouse #737. Donations can be dropped off at the store or call (803) 371-0897 for pick-up. All donations are tax-deductible. Purchases help PAWS reach its goal of building a true “no-kill” shelter in Indian Land.


Charlotte Wills, Trusts, Estates and Business Law Firm

Allen R. Starrett

Ballantyne attorney Allen R. Starrett helps families and business owners and delivers personal and prompt client service. Contact Allen at 704-887-4944 or You can also visit his website here. Allen’s office is located in the Hixon Building at 13850 Ballantyne Corporate Place.


You have been reading the February 16, 2011 edition of Ballantyne Weekly. If you have news leads, ideas, or feedback, leave a comment below.

© Scott Martin Creative Services, Inc. 2011
Important note to other news outlets. Material in this email is originally sourced. If you quote or mention a news item, you MUST cite“…as published in Ballantyne Weekly…”

Photos by Danny Noonan.


Written by ballantyneweekly

February 16, 2011 at 8:45 pm

Posted in Ballantyne Weekly

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: