Ballantyne Magazine

SUMMER 2018

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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Restaurant Chooses Blakeney Northwood Retail announced that Shake Shack, a modern-day version of a burger stand founded in New York City, will open in late 2018 in Blakeney Shopping Center near the playground and Village Green. The restaurant will serve all the Shack classics, plus a selection of frozen custard concretes in collaboration with local food purveyors. Chiropractor Now at Robinson Farm Dr. Michael Buckingham recently has opened Buckingham Chiropractic in the Village at Robinson Farm. His chiropractic services include Class IV laser therapy, corrective exercises, nutritional therapy and acupuncture. Details: 980- 262-4457 or www.buckinghamchiropractic.com. Financial Firm Adds Office Pinnacle Financial Partners opened its fourth Charlotte office at 15025 Ballancroft Parkway. The office offers a full- service bank with two drive- through lanes and an ATM, a team of commercial financial advisers and the firm's mortgage operations for the market. Details: www.pnfp.com. To submit news for consideration in Wire — openings, charitable events, business and career updates or youth accolades — please email information along with related photos and logos to Nan Bauroth, nabjournalist@carolina.rr.com, by Friday, June 29, for the fall issue. We Want Your News! 2018 CONCERT SERIES S U M M E R Enjoy a free outdoor concert every Friday & Saturday 7-10 PM. #ShopBlakeney MAY 25 - SEPTEMBER 1 Full Schedule Available at www.ShopBlakeney.com Celebrate Autumn Drop by The Ballantyne Enjoy a variety of fall events and activities at The Ballantyne. Reservations are required for food and beverage occasions. Call 704-248-4100. Afternoon Teas Afternoon Tea is served Wednesday through Saturday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. year-round. Cost: $40 for adults and $20 for junior patrons (ages 5-12), plus tax and gratuity. Special teas this fall include: Champagne Tea with Jane Austen, Sept. 13 -16; Wizard Tea (inspired by Harry Potter), Oct. 25 -28; and Psychic Tea, Nov. 15 -18. Cost of special teas: $45 for adults, $25 for junior patrons, plus tax and gratuity. The Golf Club at Ballantyne On Veterans Day, Nov. 11, veterans play for half off the daily rate. Golfers must present valid military iden - tification on arrival. Info or tee times: 704-248-4383. Thanksgiving Brunch Celebrate Thanksgiving Day with brunch and live entertainment on Nov. 23 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cost: $85 for ages 13 and older, $35 for children ages 5-12 and complimentary for children 4 and younger (pricing does not include alcoholic beverages, tax or 24 percent service charge). Space for Holiday Events T he Ballantyne offers a diversity of event-space options for corporate and social events. For events hosted Sunday through Thursday in November and December, receive 10 percent off food and beverage pricing with 50 percent off room-rental fees and reduced guest-room rates. Food and beverage minimums apply. Inquiries: 704-248-4070 or sales@theballantynehotel. com. Whiskey Club A special Whiskey Club event on Saturday, Oct. 21, will showcase bourbons through afternoon tastings and seminars, followed by a cocktail reception and Whiskey Around the World Dinner. The Whiskey Club of Ballantyne meets monthly on Fridays from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. to explore whiskies and enjoy complementing small plates. Other upcoming events: National Bourbon Month Celebration, Sept. 29, and The Miraculous Rebirth of Rye Whiskey, Nov. 24. Cost: $65 per person (plus tax and gratuity) for the Sept. 29 and Nov. 24 events. There is special pricing for the Oct. 21 event. BALLANTYNE FALL 2017 18 Wire Younger Set Spotlighting our kids 1 Students Help Weave 'Time Capsule' To commemorate the 10th anniver- sary of Elon Park Elementary, stu- dents have collaborated with Victo- ria Sowers of Sandy Creek Weavers in Rocky Mount, North Carolina, to produce a Fabric Time Capsule. Two 9-foot-long weavings/tapestries have been created on a 300-year-old loom, with each child weaving into the capsule a special item represent- ing his or her interests and talents. The project — funded by the Arts and Science Council and the school's PTO — will be displayed at the school. 2 Pradhan Installs PC Labs in Nepal Ardrey Kell High sophomore Avideep Pradhan and his father, Abin Pradhan, a native of Nepal, recently partnered to supply computers and an interac- tive digital curriculum to technologi- cally disadvantaged elementary and middle school students in Kathmandu. Avideep funded his project, "eBlack- board," with $950 of his savings, which his father matched to purchase the equip- ment — which added back-up power sup- plies, monitors and keyboards to create a system that can run on solar power. When Avideep and his fam- ily arrived in Nepal last summer, two nonprofits helped them install com- puter labs in a pair of schools. Avideep and his father are now planning to install computer labs in five more schools in remote Nepal. Info and donations: www.eblackboard.org. 3 Commander Makes Surprise School Visit Navy Commander Bob Ramos and his wife, Toni, recently surprised their chil- dren, Desmond and Vivian, when Bob returned from deployment in Kabul, Af- ghanistan, and appeared at a flag presen- tation ceremony at the children's school, Elon Park Elementary. Bob also used the occasion to ask Toni to marry him again. 4 TV Show Features Treehouse Library The Omni Montessori School in Bal- lantyne was featured on Animal Planet's "Treehouse Masters" show in January to document the creation of the only known library treehouse on a school campus in the nation. The Owl's Nest Treehouse, as the library is called, was a gift from a generous, longtime family of Omni Montessori School and built by Nelson Treehouse and Supply. Info: www.omni-montessori.org. 4 3 2 1 BALLANTYNE SPRING 2017 25 Wire W I R E At a Glance What's happening in and around Ballantyne Northwood Office's Ted Mueller, Tom Pizzo and Hailey Rorie celebrate the donation to E2D with Pat Millen (second from the left), E2D president and founder. Ballantyne Donation Enhances South Meck Computer Lab O n behalf of its Ballantyne Corporate Park (Ballantyne) tenants, Northwood Office will provide a significant contribution this holiday season to Eliminate the Digital Divide (E2D). The nonprofit agency came about when 12-year-old Franny Millen wanted to address the digital divide between those with computers at home and those without. Since 2013, E2D has worked with 118 schools in Charlotte-Mecklenburg to provide more than 1,800 families with laptops, digital access and computer training. The contribution by Ballantyne will fund the buildout of South Mecklenburg High School's computer lab, including enhancements to its security and network, one year of payroll for lab tech supervi - sion, as well as purchase of new hardware, hot-spot devices and software licenses. In addition to the contribution, Ballantyne is encouraging everyone in the community to donate used computers to E2D. Info: www.e-2-d.org. Donations: www.goballantyne.com. Photo by Ray Sepesy BALLANTYNE WINTER 2017-2018 15 Wire BALLANTYNE SUMMER 2018 30 Wire

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