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Summer 2018 Vol. 18 No. 2 Publisher Northwood Office Editor-in-Chief Jodi Werner Greenwald Account Executive Lindsey Scheumeister Creative Director Larry Preslar Junior Art Director Genna Hardgrove Ad Design John Baxter Web Design Big Sushi Contributors Nan Bauroth Kat Carter Annie Dickeson Whitley Adkins Hamlin Mark Hanson Vanessa Infanzon Carolina Kramer Dawn Liles Kelsea Moore Matt Olin Amy Rogers Ray Sepesy Susan Shackelford Christina Thigpen Editing and Proofing Susan Shackelford Publication Design SPARK Publications Editorial Please send story ideas and comments to Advertising 704-248-2155 © 2018 Northwood Office S U M M E R 2 0 1 8 Behind the Scenes On the Cover Models Kellee Meadows and Matt Weight enjoy a picnic at Our Park in Ballantyne. Photo by Mark Hanson Meet Three of Our Contributors Nan Bauroth Love of the written word has propelled Nan's career as a freelance journalist. A longtime resident of Ballantyne, she focuses in this issue on experiences in our own backyard that will keep the vacation mentality going all summer long. "My inspiration was the opening of Timed Out, the Ballantyne area's first escape room." PAGE 56 Dawn Liles As a freelancer, Dawn has written about home remodels, gardening and the search for happiness. In stories for this issue, she takes readers to Marvin's Efird Park and shares expert tips for sticking to wellness goals. "By defining specific, measurable, actionable, relevant and time-bound goals, we can succeed and live more joyful lives." PAGES 84 AND 66 Susan Shackelford An award-winning writer and editor based in Charlotte, Susan loves working with publications and organizations to tell stories in a compelling way. When she visited Chicago last summer on a family trip, the idea for this issue's Escape was born. "Offering ease of access and lots to see and do, Chicago is a warm-weather jewel." PAGE 72 No part of this publication may be reproduced in any form without the written consent of Northwood Office. Ballantyne Magazine does not necessarily endorse the views and perceptions of contributors or advertisers. MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID FUN IN A FLASH: LOCAL ESCAPES CHICAGO: IDEAL SUMMER GETAWAY DINER WITH A 'BIG VIEW' SUMMER 2018 Vol. 18 No. 2 BALLANTYNE Savoring Summer WE MOVED! 11605 N. Community House Road Suite 600 | Charlotte, NC 28277 BALLANTYNE SUMMER 2018 10 Contents

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