Ballantyne Magazine

FALL 2017

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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News Cues Events, activities and more Club to Host Candidates, Cook-Off The Ballantyne Breakfast Club will host the South Charlotte/Ballantyne Candidates Meet & Greet on Sunday, Oct. 15, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at The Ballantyne. Candidates will be individuals running for local offices. The event's chili cook-off, featuring competition among the fire, police and sheriff departments, will return this year. There will be other menu items available as well. Info: Ray Eschert, 704-651-1237, www.ballantynebreakfastclub.com. Youth Theatre Stages Fall Plays The Youth Theatre Company of the Morrison Family YMCA will present "Bye Bye Birdie" in the Black Box Theatre of the Ballantyne Arts Center Nov. 2-4. The company will also present "A Dickens Christmas Carol" Dec. 7-9 at the same location. Info about auditions, production times and tickets: 704-716-4600. School Introduces IB Diploma The British International School of Charlotte now offers the International Baccalaureate (IB) course of study and diploma program. College admissions officers see the IB as a top academic standard. To commemorate its inaugural IB year, the school is offering both part and full tuition scholarships to interested and qualified candidates. Details: www.bischarlotte.org. Restaurant Partners with Ciel Gallery Gallery Restaurant at The Ballantyne is now displaying a rotating, authentic art collection in partnership with Ciel Gallery. Patrons can enjoy the artwork while dining at the restaurant and then opt to take it home by purchasing it at the hostess stand. Inquiries: 704-248-4058. Hertel Wins Dance Award Anna Hertel, a senior at Ardrey Kell High School, won the prize for best dancer at the Jimmy Awards, hosted at Broadway's Minskoff Theatre in Manhattan, in June. Hertel was one of two students representing Charlotte after winning locally at the Blumenthal Performing Arts High School Musical Theater Awards, also known as the Blumeys. Elementary Schools Welcome New Principals Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS) recently named Kelly Dowdy and Ran Barnes principals of elementary schools in the Ballantyne area. Dowdy is at Elon, and Barnes is at Providence Spring. A graduate of Appalachian State University in elementary ed- ucation, Dowdy previously taught at Beverly Woods Elementary School and prior to that served as literacy coordinator at Endhaven Elementary School in Ballantyne. Most recently, Barnes was a CMS talent acquisition manager in human resources. He has also worked as a learning commu- nity curriculum coordinator, assistant principal and teacher in the school system. He earned his master's degree in science and certificate in educational administration from UNC Charlotte. Kelly Dowdy Ran Barnes Younger Set Spotlighting our kids and schools "Light of Day" by Jean Cauthen BALLANTYNE FALL 2017 16 Wire

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