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Ballantyne Weekly March 16 2011

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Ballantyne Weekly March 16 2011

Scott Martin, publisher, Ballantyne Weekly


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News from the Ballantyne Area

Dilworth Coffee in Ballantyne Village is now Rush Espresso. Their website is under development but here’s the link.

New Kohl’s coming to Ballantyne area. Raley Miller has announced a Kohl’s will come to Marvin Town Center, opening in October 2011. The store will be 87,000 square feet. There is 14,000 of adjacent retail space available. For more information, call (704) 321-1000 or (704) 246-1477.

Allen Tate at Ballantyne announced that Jeffrey Austin and Alex Frelier have joined their Ballantyne office.

Registration continues for summer camps at the Morrison Family YMCA at Ballantyne. Go here for more information. These typically sell out quickly.

The “Small Business Professionals of Charlotte” group meets every other Tuesday at Carolina Premier Bank from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Learn more here.

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.

Save the date for the Indian Land Rotary Cup Golf Tournament at Sun City Carolina Lakes. Monday, May 9 2011. For additional information, call Janet Gaglione at (803) 835-8922.

The Indian Land Middle School Market Place will take place Saturday, April 30 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Crafts, local businesses, food, car cruiser show, spaces for yard sale items. For information, email ILMSMARKETPLACE@HOTMAIL.COM.

For information about the Ballantyne Chamber of Commercego here.

For Carolina Wine Club events, go here.


Jobs in 28277 and environs from…

Monster. Click here.

Career Builder. Click here.

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


Half off Charlotte. 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.

Walmart Indian Land

Walmart Arboretum

Target Stonecrest

Target Blakeney

Stonecrest Main Site

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 now.


Ardrey Kell kicked off their registration for the inaugural Dance Marathon to benefit the Levine Children’s Hospital. The marathon will take place TOMORROW 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.

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.

April 2, 4, 5, Grade Fun Night at 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. No parents and no teachers…just fun with friends…everything from dancing to dodgeball and video games. $5 YMCA members and $7 non-members.

April 2. Infant/Child/Adult CPR, AED, and First Aid Classes. 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.. The YMCA now offers CPR and First Aid to YMCA members and the community. Cost is $70. Registration required.

April 3. 3 on 3 Streetball Tournament. Noon to 8:00 p.m. On the courts at Community House Middle School. Music, refs, concessions, and prizes. Two divisions…High school and Middle School. Cost is $40/Team.

April 4. Kids in the Kitchen—Eggscellent Creation 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Kids can get creative with us in the kitchen as we dye eggs for the upcoming holiday. Ages 8-14 years old. $20/YMCA members and $35/program members.

April 6. One Pot Wonders at 6:30-8:00 p.m. This cooking class will focus on one pot meals that will satisfy the hungriest of appetites! Cost is $25 YMCA members and $35 non members.

April 7. Lunch and Learn—Fuel Your Workouts at noon. Learn simple recipes and strategies to help you reach your workout goals. Free to the Community. Call (704) 716-4650 to reserve your space.

April 7 and 21. Open Mic Night at 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The Rachel Giblin Teen Center will host an Open Mic Night series. Talk with the Teen Center staff to reserve your time slot. FREE for YMCA Members and a Guest Fee applies to non-members.

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 March 16, 2011 edition of Ballantyne Weekly. If you have news leads, ideas, or feedback, leave a comment below.

Note: Ballantyne Weekly is NOT associated with Ballantyne Magazine, which is owned by The Bissell Companies.

© 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…”


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March 16, 2011 at 4:20 pm

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