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Ballantyne Weekly March 23 2011

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Ballantyne Weekly March 23 2011

Scott Martin, publisher, Ballantyne Weekly


News from the Ballantyne Area

2nd Annual Adam’s 5K Race to Chomp Childhood Cancer taks place this Saturday, March 26, 2011
McAlpine Creek Park. 
8:00 a.m.. Register here.

Local Realtor Sees Slow Growth in Residential Real Estate Market…but there is growth. Broker/Owner Kathleen Rebhan reports that, according to the Weichert Realtors weekly “Activity Barometer,” the slow real estate recovery appears to be continuing. The report is a collection of customer data from nearly 500 real estate offices nationwide, including customer inquiries to the company’s Internet center, and the number of actual visitors to thousands of “enhanced” Open Houses held most every weekend by Weichert’s real estate agents across the country. As of February, customer inquiries to the Weichert Lead Network (WLN) were up 85% over 2010. Rebhan can be reached at Charlotte headquarters, telephone (704) 553-7777.

The Middle and Senior High youth of South Mecklenburg Presbyterian Church will lead all three worship services Sunday, March 27 on Youth Sunday. Services take place at 8:30, 9:30, and 11 o’clock worship services. The youth will also host a bake sale and cake auction from 9 a.m. until 12:15 p.m. in the church’s commons area. All proceeds benefit the SMPC youth program. Approximately 80 youth, ages 11-18, are actively involved in SMPC’s program.

Huntington Learning Center Celebrates Mathematics Awareness Month. In April 2011, Huntington Learning Center in Charlotte will participate in Mathematics Awareness Month. “Math education is absolutely critical to our nation’s progress, but on a smaller scale, math is a practical necessity for everyone, including young students,” said Jackie Pace, of Huntington Learning Center of Charlotte. For more information about Huntington Learning Center in Charlotte, contact Jackie Pace at (704) 542-5421. To learn more about Mathematics Awareness Month, go here. For Huntington Learning Center, go here.

NCAA “BIG GAME” SPECIALS AT Harper’s Restaurant—Carolina Place. During the tournament…following specials. $5 Burger and Brew. $10 Beer and Pizza Special. For more information, go here.

World War II Book discussed at South Mecklenburg Presbyterian Church. Unbroken a World War II story of survival, resilience and redemption by author Laura Hillenbrand, will be discussed in a small group setting at South Mecklenburg Presbyterian Church on Tuesday mornings at 9:30 a.m. beginning March 29. The discussion, in the church’s session room, will run through May 24. For more information, go here.

South Mecklenburg Presbyterian Church will host an April blood drive Sat., April 16, from 8 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. For more information, go here.

New and hotel and office building planned in the Ballantyne area. For details, go here.

Local mortgage company acquires another mortgage company. Go here.

Ardrey Kell High School will hold its 5th Annual Golf Tournament Fundraiser at Providence Country Club. Monday, April 11, 2011. 11:45 a.m. Registration. 1:00 p.m. Shotgun Start. Captain’s Choice Format. Contact Traci Schneider, Tournament Chair (704) 756-0741 or email

The Lower Providence Community House is beginning its 2011 lecture series on Sunday, March 27 at 3 p.m.. The guest speaker is Joe Howard Griffin Sr., a local author and historian. The history of “INDENTURED SERVITUDE” is the topic. Tickets are $10 and are available at the door. Lower Providence Community House. 9735 Community House Rd. (historic log cabin). Call (704) 905-8334 or email

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.

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.

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.


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.

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.



Allen R. Starrett

Charlotte Wills, Trusts, Estates and Business Law Firm


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.


Bonita L. Williams. Tandem Insurance


Financial Planning, Insurance, and more…THE TANDEM GROUP…based in the Ballantyne area. Bonita L. Williams CLTC, LTCP. Call (704) 540-1401 or visit the website here.


You have been reading the March 23, 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 23, 2011 at 3:04 pm

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