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NEWS CUES BALLANTYNE | wire Developers Acquire Site Near Waverly Commercial developers Crosland Southeast and Childress Klein, along with the Matthews family, have partnered to acquire an 8.5-acre site on Providence Road adjacent to the planned Crescent Providence Farm residential community and next to Waverly, a master - planned development under construction. The venture plans to develop several single - tenant and multi - tenant retail buildings. Y Hosts Events, Camps, Preschool The Morrison Family YMCA hosts a Bench Press Clinic from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 10, and a Family Cooking Workshop from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 17. Registration for kids' summer camps begins Feb. 1. for Y members and Feb. 15 for nonmembers. Registration for the 2017-2018 preschool program also begins Feb. 1. Details: www.ymcacharlotte.org/Morrison. Breakfast Club Kicks Off 2017 with Priorities Meeting The Ballantyne Breakfast Club will hold its annual Priorities Meeting in February at The Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge at 9 a.m. For the meeting date, please check the club's website closer to the event. Meetings are free and open to the public. Details: firstname.lastname@example.org or www.ballantynebreakfastclub.com. Hawk Ridge Celebrates the Olympics Hawk Ridge Elementary School recently held a field day to celebrate the Olympic Games in Brazil. During the "opening ceremony," children exited the building to the Olympic theme song, holding up flags they had made in art class of various countries. Students also learned the national anthem and studied Olympic athletes. The field day ended with a medal ceremony. YOUNGER SET Metrolina Student Selected for Pageant Emily Inch, a resident of Pineville who is a fifth grader at Metrolina Regional Scholars Academy in Charlotte, recently participated as a state finalist in the National American Miss Pageant, where she told people about her charity, "Soles for Kids," which takes in new or gently used shoes for children who need them. Emily Inch BIZ BUZZ Realty Firm Opens Second Office Dickens Mitchener, a residential real estate firm, has opened a Ballantyne - area location at 7810 Ballantyne Commons Parkway, Suite 103, across from StoneCrest. More than 20 full-time real estate agents work at the new location. Info: 704-342-1000. CPCC Center Hires New Director Karla Shields has been named the new director of the CPCC Ballantyne Center, located at 11430 North Community House Drive. Shields, who has extensive experience in business development, will oversee a team focused on preparing south Charlotte residents and employees for career and professional success through year - round continuing-education courses and seminars. Karla Shields 16 BALLANTYNE MAGAZINE WINTER 2016-2017