Ballantyne Magazine

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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PICK YOUR CHALLENGE x RUN! BALLANTYNE BALLANTYNE | going home Dr. Jack Scheaffer to raise money for children with cancer. In the view of the Greenes, Birmingham truly is Sweet Home Alabama, offering many interesting attractions but retaining a small-town feel. They dub it ���a collection of neighborhoods where everyone knows everyone else.��� 10K, 5K & Fun Run - May 18 C2 SURVIVAL RACE Held at Cane Creek Park June 22 Hosted by the Steele Creek YMCA TRI! BALLANTYNE KIDS TRI! BALLANTYNE July 13 Hosted by the Morrison Family YMCA Register online at YMCACharlotte.org/Morrison 92 BALLANTYNE MAGAZINE Photo by Hayley Brafford Hosted by the Morrison Family and Ballantyne Village YMCAs Todd and Geneva Greene and their sons. THE GREENES��� PICKS & TIPS Todd Greene moved to Birmingham when he was nine and lived there for 21 years. Geneva Greene is a native who grew up in Irondale and Cahaba Heights. Both attended the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Todd is a founding partner of Brader Greene, a CPA ��rm located in The Fountains at Ardrey Kell that focuses on small to medium-sized businesses. Geneva is human resources coordinator for Bonsal American, a manufacturer of packaged building materials. They have three sons, two loyal to Alabama���s Crimson Tide and the other to the Auburn Tigers. Driving: Take I-85 to I-20, but hit Atlanta after 8 p.m. to make it in six and a half hours (Birmingham is on CST). Dining: Surin West for sushi. Dreamland for ribs. The Golden Rule for pork barbecue. Hotels: Family friendly: The Sheraton Downtown. Historic: The Tutwiler. Splurge: Renaissance Ross Bridge Resort and Spa. Breweries: Good People, order the Snake Handler. Kid Fun: The Birmingham Zoo, followed by hot dogs at Sneaky Pete���s. ���In��� Places: Mementos: Download the convention and Bottles of Ollie���s BBQ Sauce, tourist bureau���s ���IN Guide��� for sold at grocery stores. top picks by locals. Cravings: Music: Cream Cheese Meltaways at Parkside, Zydeco or Saw���s Juke Savage���s Bakery, a Birmingham Joint (Taylor Hicks��� new music/ original. barbecue eatery). Tips: Manners are a must! SPRING 20 1 3

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