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Ballantyne Weekly April 6, 2011

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Ballantyne Weekly April 6 2011


Scott Martin, publisher, Ballantyne Weekly

News from the Ballantyne Area



Hope you didn’t get caught in all that mess yesterday. I was safely in the dentist’s chair at Aten Family Dentistry in Toringdon and could see the traffic crawling north from I-485 on Johnston Road. It was wonderful to see Dr. Aten and her staff and she’s expanded her office. It looks great. Her website is here. I thankfully avoided all the traffic.


Here’s a story from WFAE.

Letter from Sierra Club to the County Commission. Click below.

Solid Waste Disposal Options Concerns.

The Holy Trinity Middle School Bulldog Run takes place April 9 and will benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation and the school’s athletic association. For more information, go here.

PAWSitively Thrifty of Indian Land is holding a huge yard sale April 15 and 16 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (Rain dates April 22 & 23). Clothes, shoes, purses, luggage, TVs and lots of $1 or less items.  All proceeds go to Paws In The Panhandle. 429 Marvin Road, Fort Mill, SC, 29715.  Call (803) 802-PAWS for more information.

Charlotte Rescue Mission Holding Easter Turkey and Ham Drive. Now until Friday, April 15, 2011. Charlotte Rescue Mission. (704) 333-HOPE. Or go here.

DR. VICKI PARKER NAMED A FINALIST IN CHARLOTTE WOMEN BUSINESS OWNERS COMPETITION. Dr. Vicki Parker, founder of The Brain Trainer, has been named a finalist for the NAWBO Rising Star Award from NAWBO Charlotte—the Charlotte chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners. This award is presented to a member who has demonstrated entrepreneurial creativity and determination in successfully managing a business that is less than five years old. Parker’s company, The Brain Trainer, is an evidence-based brain training and speech therapy center in Charlotte. Clients include children and adults with reading and math difficulties, ADD/ADHD, autism and Asperger’s, and language and speech disorders.  The center also serves successful students and professionals who want to gain even more of an edge at their work.  The Brain Trainer is located at 11030 Golf Links Dr. in southeast Charlotte. Vicki Parker, Ph.D., is a speech language pathologist with a concentration in neuroscience who has worked in this field for nearly 30 years. Her website is here.

News from Apex Performance here.

News from Urbana CitySpa/Massage here.

The Lower Providence Community House is continuing their monthly lecture series on Sunday, April 10 at 3 p.m. “Antique Appraisals and Downsizing” is the topic and the speaker is Caroline Gray. She will be there to appraise and give a history of some of the items at the lecture. (No jewelry or fine art). Tickets $10 at the door. Lower Providence Community House. 9735 Community House Rd. (historic log cabin). (704) 905-8334.

Ardrey Kell High School will be holding the 1st Annual Southern Community Wellness Fair at Ardrey Kell High School on April 11th from 5-8 p.m. The Coordinated School Health Teams from both AK and Community House Middle School are sponsoring the Wellness Fair with 35 health and wellness organizations in Charlotte.

World War II Book discussed at South Mecklenburg Presbyterian ChurchUnbroken 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 yesterday. 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.

Skillets Restaurant, in the Ballantyne Corners Plaza, has officially opened its patio for breakfast and lunch. Skillets also is accepting reservations for its Pioneer Room adorned with historical photos. Accommodating up to 40, the Pioneer Room is available for business meetings and parties and get-to-gethers. 11324 N Community House Rd at Ballantyne Commons Pkwy. For more information, go here.

My series about marketing motivators is here.

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

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.


Recently listed jobs in 28277 and environs from…

Monster. Go here.

Career Builder. Go 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.

National Spa Week April 11-17 is coming up. 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 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.

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.

Bonita L. Williams. Tandem Insurance.


You have been reading the April 6, 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. 
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April 6, 2011 at 6:42 pm

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