Hey Davidson – Get ready for $5 buck Friday at The Jewel Box on Main.

Davidson, NC   The Jewel Box let us know that they are reviving their $5 buck Friday this week due to customer requests.  Stop by their new location Friday on Main Street next door to the Soda Shop and get a pearl necklace for just $5 bucks – while they last!

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Let’s Start Planning for the Weekend – Davidson!

Davidson, NC   Lots to do this weekend.  As always please support our local restaurants and businesses. Here are some fun activities this weekend.

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Friday – Sept 1

8-11pm Summit Coffee – LIve Music – Rusty Knox

Saturday – Sept 2

8am – 12pm  The Davidson Farmers’ Market – music – Queen City Bluegrass Jam

7pm Davidson College Wildcats Football vs Brevard

8pm Summit Coffee Live Music – Billy Jones and the Pocket

Sunday – Sept 3

2pm Sunday Softball – McEver Fields

3-5pm Babies and Beers – Summit Coffee

3-5pm Juggle for All – Ada Jenkins Gymnasium

6pm Concerts on the Green – Chicago Rewind

Visit Davidson Restaurants

See a Movie at Our Town

Please let us know of events/activities we should include – Thanks!

Main Street Books Davidson – Event – Aug 31

Davidson, NC

An Evening with Joy Callaway

  • Thursday, August 31, 2017
  • 7:00pm  8:00pm

From Joy Callaway, author of The Fifth Avenue Artists Society, comes an unforgettable historical novel based on the founding of the country’s first sororities. On August 31st, join Main Street Books in conversation with Joy Callaway on her newest novel, Secret Sisters.

We’re lucky to have a vibrant independent book store in Davidson.  Make sure you stop by and support them at another great event they sponsor.  See you there.

More details from Main Street Books

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Davidson College Football opens season Saturday night versus Brevard

Davidson, NC   Davidson College Wildcats Football opens their season Saturday Sept 2 at 7pm versus the Brevard Tornados at home at Richardson Stadium.

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Should be a fun night for the entire family.  Get dinner in town before the game at one of Davidson’s excellent restaurants.  See a list of all Davidson restaurants here.

Coach Hood Mic’d up – August 25th

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OK Davidson. Is a brew pub coming?

Davidson, NC   We came across a website for Off Main Brewing in Davidson.  Does anyone know when or where it’s coming?  We love the idea.  Please comment on our blog if you know anything.

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The site says:

Good beer. Good food.

Good times. Always on tap.

Welcome to Off Main Brewing! We have a passion for creating good beer for good times.

 While still under development, Off Main Brewing will create the Town of Davidson’s first, uniquely community-centric craft brewpub experience, providing  a place for family, friends and colleagues to gather, expanding upon Main Street’s historic legacy while pushing forward the art of craft beer.

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New Golf Front Condo Listing – Mooresville – $130,000

Just listed.  Live on Mallard Head Golf club in a 2 bed/2 bath 2nd floor condo.  Never rented, rarely used.  1 1/2 miles to Stutts Marina on Lake Norman.  Enjoy a community pool and golf course views from your 2 patios.

Listing courtesy of Clark Goff – Allen Tate Davidson

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Dining Davidson – Sabi Asian Bistro

Davidson, NC   From Davidson Foodie

Sabi is an excellent choice in Davidson for anyone craving Asian fusion. The other night we shared a selection of Sabi’s appetizers from their recently revamped menu. We ordered the Bang Bang Shrimp, the Crab Rangoon Dip, and the Tuna Poke Bowl, a tower of fresh tuna, mango, and avocado with a special sauce drizzled on top, all of which were delicious and perfect for sharing.

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Sabi also offers an extensive sushi menu full of creative and fresh combos with Davidson-inspired naming. With a varied menu sure to please anyone’s cravings, Sabi is a great choice for quality Asian fusion.

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This Weekend in Davidson, NC

Davidson, NC  It’s going to be a great weekend.  There are lots of things going on in Town.

Friday

Live Music – Rusty Knox @ The Cabin 8-11pm

Saturday

Farmers Market w music by Brooklynville 8am-12pm

Live Music – Rick Spreitzer and the Antique Babies – Summit Coffee 8-11pm

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Sunday

Babies and Beers – Summit Coffee – 3pm

Davidson Concerts on the Green – Kids in America – 80s Variety 6-8pm

See them on Youtube

Ready to be blasted into the past? Kids in America is a high-energy, power-packed, 6 piece band paying tribute to the totally awesome 1980s. From New Wave to pop ballads and rock, Kids in America specializes in recreating visually and delivering musically all of your favorite 80s hits. Originating in Charlotte NC, Kids In America is comprised of 6 professional, hard-working, powerhouse musicians who share their love for all things 80’s. High energy, melodic harmonies, colors, teased hair and spandex are all part of a typical Kids In America show. We are proud to bring you a complete show that will bring you back to this iconic era!

12th Annual Run for Green benefits Davidson Lands Conservancy

Davidson, NC    Register by 9/13 for best deal.

The twelfth annual Run for Green benefits the Davidson Lands Conservancy. It is a morning of races that support our efforts to protect natural areas, open spaces, and greenways/trails.  This year’s Run for Green will be held on Saturday, September 16, 2017 and will again feature a half-marathon, 10K, and 5K.

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This year we welcome some of your favorites or soon to be favorites from the Carolina Renaissance Festival!  They will be out on the course to cheer you on as you run, they will be roaming the green post race, and a very special person will be on hand to announce your finish as you cross the line!

Website to register

Davidson Land Conservancy

You must register before September 8th to be guaranteed a t-shirt.

Davidson Restaurant News – Mandolino’s Brick Oven Pizza – Coming Soon

Davidson, NC   The owners of Flatiron Kitchen and Taphouse in Davidson are bringing a new pizza concept to Main Street Davidson in the space formerly occupied by Millstone Bakery.

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We noticed an ad on Careerbuilder today for a general manager so we know it’s coming soon.  New restaurants on Main Street in Davidson are always welcome.  Davidson is becoming a Foodie destination.

Win VIP Panthers Package for 4!

Hey Davidson Panther’s fans.  Here is your chance to win an amazing trip to see the Panthers.  Enter soon!  Enter by Oct 1, 2017.

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Win a VIP tour of the Panthers’ house and tailgate with everyone’s favorite feline, Sir Purr!

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On October 14, 2017, we’ll take 25 lucky winners and their three guests each on a behind the scenes tour of Bank of America Stadium.

One tour winner will win a grand prize for the December 24th Carolina Panthers vs. Tampa home game —

  • 4 suite tickets
  • 4 field passes
  • 4 replica player jerseys
Contest ends at 11:59 p.m. on October 1, 2017. Tour winners will be notified the week of October 2, 2017. No purchase is necessary. Contest is open to NC and SC residents who are 18 years of age or older at the time of entry. Guests must be age 5 or older. Contestants must provide a valid email address. Limit one entry per person.

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Main Street Books – Kids Event – August 23rd

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Based on Brain Dance research, Moving Stories with Camerin is a story time incorporating guided movement for kids aged 6 months to 6 years old.

This workshop combines dance, music, and stories to engage small movers and their caregivers in age appropriate mobility skill development. Movement is focused on Brain Dance techniques (Anne Green Gilbert) encouraging movement patterns that re-enforce the mind- body connection and contribute to brain development. Each class focuses on a book and uses the story as a catalyst for movement development and exploration. Care-givers are expected to interact one-on-one with their child, offering an exciting experience for student and care-giver alike.

  • Wednesday, August 23, 2017
  • 10:00am  – 10:30am
  • Main Street Books   126 South Main Street, Davidson, NC, 28036

Moving Stories is sponsored by CANNON SCHOOL, an independent JrK-12 college preparatory school.

http://www.mainstreetbooksdavidson.com/events/2017/7/22/moving-stories-with-camerin-a38ts-4dccj-dbjcl-4t657

Davidson College presents Time for Three

 

Davidson, NC  Get ready for some serious talent at Davidson College September 23rd at 8pm.  As part of the Artist Series, the DCSO joins forces with the exuberant string trio Time for Three. Known for their virtuosic crossover abilities, Time for Three blends an array of styles ranging from classical to jazz to bluegrass to funk. This performance is sure to captivate audiences of all ages and musical inclinations. www.tf3.com.

Tickets go on sale 8/23/17.

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Kindred’s Burger strikes again!

Davidson, NC     Kindred remains an excellent option for lunch. With reasonable prices and scrumptious food, there is something there for everyone. Of particular note is the skillet burger, a double patty affair with cheddar cheese, grandfather pickles, onions, and aioli sauce. Arguably the best burger in the Lake Norman area, you can’t go wrong for $11.00. You also get your choice of side from a fairly extensive side menu, including cucumber salad, potato frites, coleslaw, and pickles. Of personal importance, the coffee is also excellent at Kindred, with each serving brewed to order in small batches. While Kindred has a renowned dinner selection. Those looking for a great, and more reasonable lunch will find that Kindred has the perfect offerings.

Contributing Author: Davidson Foodie

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Weekend Events – August 18-20 – Davidson, NC

Davidson, NC   The weather looks great this weekend.  We checked out the newly re-opened Fisher Farm Park yesterday and enjoyed the new paved paths.  Great for biking or walking, the new trails are similar to the Greenway.  This weekend get outside and enjoy our great Davidson parks.

Friday August 18th

7:30pm Davidson College Wildcats Women’s Soccer vs Gardner-Webb

Saturday August 19th

8:00am-12:00pm  Davidson Farmers’ Market – Music under the tree with Karl Plank

6:00pm Davidson College Wildcats Men’s Soccer vs Campbell

8:00pm Summit Coffee – Live Music with Paul Atkinson

Sunday August 20th

2:00pm Davidson College Wildcats Women’s Soccer vs Wake Forest

3:00pm Summit Coffee – Babies and Beers

6:00pm-8:00pm Concerts of the Green – Gospel Sing

See you around town.  If you have other events in town we should note please reach out to us.  Thanks!

Fisher Farm Park/ Greenway update from Town of Davidson

Fisher Farm Reopens; Both Gates at Abersham Park to Close

Following a final walk-through, work on the construction of the greenway at Fisher Farm comes to substantial completion today, Tuesday, August 15. This project is part of the Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation Master Plan. Fisher Farm is now open for users to enjoy, but we ask that you please remain on the paved greenway and the mountain bike trail areas. Due to recent heavy rains, the contractor will be coming back to complete hydro-seeding in some areas and some other items noted during the walk-through.

Simultaneously, Mecklenburg County will be closing both entry gates to Abersham Park in order to begin that phase of their greenway project.  The Abersham paved path will be repaired and widened to meet county standards along the full length of the greenway. In addition, significant road repairs throughout the park will be performed as part of the project and a small picnic shelter will be installed for park users to enjoy.

We currently anticipate the entire project being completed no later than December 31, 2017.

For more information on this park project, go to http://www.ci.davidson.nc.us/1074/AbershamAllison-Park or contact the North Mecklenburg Region Office at Northparkregion@mecklenburgcountync.gov or 980-314-1001.

Sierra Hull to play Davidson College

Davidson, NC.   OK. I am guilty.  Whenever I talk about Davidson I say how great it is to be in a college town because of the great cultural opportunities.  But, I rarely take advantage.  This time is different.  I like all music, but Americana music is special.  When I learned Sierra Hull was playing at Davidson College next April I went to youtube and checked her out.  I know she was considered a virtuoso mandolin player at age 11.  Now she is an accomplished touring artist in her 20s.  Check out these youtube tracks.

Someone Like You

River of Jordan (Live)

Here is info on her performance:

Duke Family Performance Hall – Davidson College

April 10, 2018 7:30 PM
General public tickets are $18.65
So I hope to see you at the show.  Make your reservations today for a nice meal in downtown Davidson followed by an event at Davidson College – Sierra Hull Live.

Davidson Elementary Earns 10 out of 10 stars

Davidson, NC   Davidson Elementary earned 10 out of 10 stars on Carolina School Hub.  Congrats to that great school.  We appreciate what these ratings do for our town and kids.

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Davidson Singer/Songwriter releases single – Hibernation

Davidson, NC.    Davidson resident and UNC Chapel Hill Sophomore, Cassidy Goff, released a new alternative song written and produced with UNC classmate Robby Wingard.  Cassidy was born and raised in Davidson, attending Cannon School in Concord and now studying Chinese at UNC.  Music has always been a passion and she looks forward to returning to college to continue working on her music.   One of her earlier songs, Carnivore, was featured on Morning Drive on WMVY radio on Martha’s Vineyard.

She is partnering with start-up record label, New Galaxy Records , also made up of college students aspiring to make an impact in the music industry.  Enjoy with plenty of bass!

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