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SPRING 2013

Ballantyne Magazine covers news, events, real estate, restaurants, shopping, health, schools and business in the upscale Ballantyne Area of Charlotte, NC.

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BALLANTYNE | wire NEWS CUES Street Name Don Lochman Street Name Honors Former Councilman The Ballantyne Corporate Park Owners Association has renamed a portion of John J. Delaney Drive to Don Lochman Lane. The road is located across from Conlan Circle in Ballantyne Corporate Park, immediately off Johnston Road. A former District 7 City Council member, Lochman represented south Charlotte for eight years. ���Don Lochman will be forever remembered for his ongoing commitment to doing what was best for the entire city of Charlotte,��� says Smoky Bissell, chairman of the Bissell Cos. Cricket Club Seeks After-School Sponsors, Players Theatre Program Offered The Charlotte Ballantyne Cricket Club has started its sponsorship drive for 2013, and is seeking new players as well. The club is also working with Ballantyne schools to set up a coaching clinic for children during the summer. Last year, the club reached the ��nal four of its league���s T20 Championship and was only two games away from winning the title before losing in the semi��nals. Learn more: www.ballantynecricket.com. The Ballantyne Chapter of the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce will meet on March 7, April 4 and May 2. The group���s annual Ballantyne Business Bash will take place on June 6 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Ballantyne Corporate Park. Lunch meetings are from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge. Fee is $20 in advance and $25 at the door subject to space availability. Register at www.charlottechamber.com. The Ballantyne Breakfast Club will meet this spring on Saturday, April 13, and Saturday, June 8. The club will hold its annual Tommy Bahama Party & Fashion Show in May. Meetings, which are free and open to the public, are held at The Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge. Breakfast gatherings start at 9 a.m., with attendees gathering at 8 a.m. to enjoy complimentary coffee and refreshments. Info: Ray Eschert at 704-651-1237 or reschert@aol.com, or visit www.ballantynebreakfastclub.com. BALLANTYNE MAGAZINE Drama Kids of South Charlotte, a new after-school drama program, is now offering classes at Elevation Blakeney, Sports Connection and Charlotte Preparatory School. Drama Kids is also an approved vendor for the CharlotteMecklenburg Schools��� after-school enrichment program and is planning to begin classes at a local school this spring. Director Bonnie Davidoff has years of experience in the theatre, including directing musicals at theatre summer camps and traveling with the Parker Playhouse Children���s Theatre in Ocean City, Md. Learn more: 704-612-1441 or www.dramakids.com/nc2. Reserve Your Spot for Chamber Meetings Breakfast Club Sets Spring Schedule 14 YOUNGER SET Champion Smokies At Bat Again The Ballantyne Smokies, who won the Southern Collegiate Baseball League World Series last summer, will hold their ��rst home game of their second season on June 3. The game starts at 7 p.m. at Ardrey Kell High School. Cost is $5 for adults (children 12 and under are free). The Smokies will also hold their weekly Hustle Baseball Camps again through the Morrison Family YMCA this summer for children ages 5 to 12. Camps conducted by Smokies players start June 17 and July 15 and run Monday to Friday. Cost is $99. Follow the team on Twitter: @Ball-Smokies or www.ballantynesmokies.com. SPRING 2013

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