This Biscuit Comes with a Pharmacist’s Note … and Copious Amounts of Bacon
Yeah, we know everyone has their eyes on Monday, but SATURDAY is International Bacon Day. We turned to our foodie friends, Kriska and Manny of @CLT.Remedy, to share their top five ways to celebrate this hallowed holiday in Charlotte.
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As if she wasn’t up to enough, Meredith is the founder of EmpowerCon, a conference “for inspiring and uplifting ALL of humanity by bringing together the trailblazers that encourage positive change and growth in Charlotte, NC.” Meredith invites us to join her to connect, learn, inspire and celebrate by attending diverse panel discussions and exploring our exhibit hall “Trade & Tryon” on Saturday, September 28, 2019. You can secure your tickets here.
And, now on to our questions …
If Charlotte were to pick an official color, what should it be? How should we use it?
This one’s a given. Dean’s List blue. Blue is calming, can be found in some the most inspirational places (sky, city skylines, and bodies of water), and of course, it’s the color of the Panthers. Thinking big here, but I’m imagining a giant blue slip ‘n’ slide coming all the way down Tryon Street in uptown.
If you had to have the same lunch from a Charlotte spot every day for the rest of your life, it would be …?
Sitting in Romare Bearden Park eating a large Sabor queso and a chocolate sea salt King of Pops I picked up from Rhino Market.
Have you ever laughed so hard, you actually fell over?
There are so many of these moments with family and friends (especially because I am pretty clumsy), but more recently, being a kid again at the world’s biggest bouncy house. Talk about pure joy falling into ball pits and running like children through giant inflatables!
Where’s the best place in Charlotte to go clear your head?
Noda Yoga for guided meditation or the US National White Water Center. It does unexplainable wonders.
If you HAD to hold a Dean’s List event underground, instead of on the top of a building (where you normally do), where would you go?
This one is good. I’ve always thought it would be the coolest thing to have an underground viewing area right next to The Fury rollercoaster at Carowinds. Sure, everyone would be really distracted, but how fun would it be to see people’s reactions as they are whizzing by on one of the country’s most fun and fastest coasters?
Frightening though it may be, we’re rounding third base on 2019 and heading toward 2020. Today, two of Charlotte’s most supportive programs for creative nonprofits announced the onset of applications for next year’s programs. So, get cracking!
This is a yearlong intensive program designed and implemented by Next Stage, a Charlotte strategy firm committed to Charlotte-based nonprofits. The 2020 program will select 6 nonprofits to join the new cohort in early December for 12 months of instruction and consultation designed to to help founders bypass the challenges of early-stage organizational development, operate with efficiency and make an immediate and enduring impact.
Applications are due October 1, 2019.
Over the course of two months, a class of twenty nonprofit participants receives training, coaching, feedback and mentoring on how to succinctly and powerfully tell their story. These efforts culminate in SEED20 OnStage — a high-energy event where ten members of the class compete to win cash awards by making three-minute pitches to a panel of judges and a community audience.
Applications open Sept. 17.
Sure we all love Labor Day, but the holiday just feels like it’s missing something. We’re thinking it needs an official dance move. So, we turned to Kara Vasseur of MiSFIT Dance Fitness. She crafted a quick move that’s the mullet of dances — hard work and business on the front end and celebration on the back, just like the holiday. This dance craze is sure to sweep the nation. Get in early.
And, speaking of Labor Day we decided to go another way and test your knowledge of famous people who were born (Get it? Labor?) right here in Charlotte. For example, who is the guy above and what did he do? If you don’t know it, don’t worry. Take the quiz below and learn about some of Queen Charlotte’s favorite sons and daughters.
It’s exciting to see murals popping up all over the Queen City, but some have been around for a long time — like this Coca-Cola painted ad that’s graced this building at 6th and N. Graham Street for decades. If you’re running the Around the Crown 10K on Sept. 1, try not to get too thirsty as you breeze past it on the way to Mile 5. But, if you’re just walking around, we’ve got good news for you! You can pop over to CVS across the street for a Coke and a smile.
This Queen City exploration is powered by OrthoCarolina.
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