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Ballantyne Weekly February 23, 2011

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Scott Martin, publisher, Ballantyne Weekly

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Local resident and entrepreneur Michael Torcellini is continuing to experience success with his “Small Business Professionals of Charlotte” group which meets every other Tuesday at Carolina Premier Bank from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Learn more here. The next meeting is March 8.

The Ballantyne Chamber Orchestra is holding a concert this Friday, February 25 at 7:30 p.m. at South Mecklenburg Presbyterian Church. For more information go here. The program includes Mozart’s Symphony No. 40.

Sunday, March 13 and Sunday, March 20, South Mecklenburg Presbyterian Church welcomes Douglas W. Oldenburg, retired President of Columbia Theological Seminary in Atlanta and Moderator of the 210th General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (USA). Dr. Oldenburg will present “Pulled Between Two Stories: Culture and Gospel” in the church’s chapel during the 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Sunday School hour. For more information, go here.

Work on a key Ballantyne area intersection won’t start until late next year. One of the busiest and most dangerous intersections in the area, at Elm Lane and Ballantyne Commons Parkway next to St. Matthew Roman Catcholic Church will be revamped but actual construction work will not take place until late 2012, according to the Charlotte Department of Transportation. Improvements will take a year to complete.

Registration continues for summer camps at the Morrison Family YMCA at Ballantyne. Go here for more information.

Those of you interested in Internet marketing will like this article about the most useful websites on the Internet.

New Steak House opened last week in the Ballantyne Area. Michael Arthur’s opened Thursday in the Fountains at Ardrey Kell just off Tom Short Road. The owner is Michael Oreste. Michael Arthur’s seats 45 in the dining room and 20 in the bar area. The restaurant is open 7 days for dinner and Monday to Saturday for lunch. Click here for the website.


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.


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.

Ballantyne Village location here. Mothership location here.

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.

March 2. Ragin’ Cajun at 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Gear up for Mardi Gras with a taste of Louisiana cooking. Registration is required.

March 3. Sports Nutrition Presentation at 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. with Alicia Fogarty. Free.

March 8. Trip to…Italy 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Learn to prepare authentic Italian cuisine. Registration is required.

March 9. Grocery Tour at Earth Fare 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Free class. Registration required.

March 12. Parent’s Night Out 6:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Enjoy a night out while children play games, eat pizza and watch movies with friends in a safe environment! $15/YMCA and $20 non-members.

March 12. Shamrock Snacks 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Parent/child class. Learn easy recipes for St. Patrick’s Day. Registration is required.

March 14. Goodbye Gluten at 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Learn tasty gluten free recipes. Registration required.

March 15. “Ask the Expert.” Vitamins and Supplements at 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. This seminar is with CHS Pharmacist and Natural Medicine Specialist, Kim DeRhodes. Free.

March 16. Lunch and Learn. Meal planning made easy at noon to 12:45 p.m. Registration required.

March 19. Middle School Madness 7:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Event open for 6-8th graders.

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 23, 2011 edition of Ballantyne Weekly. If you have news leads, ideas, or feedback, leave a comment below.

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February 23, 2011 at 6:44 pm

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