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Cougar DASH! Cornelius PTO in-house Fundraiser

The Cougar DASH was a fun way to promote healthy, active lifestyles amongst students while raising money for Cornelius Elementary. Students raise money by collecting pledges for their run/walk. The Cornelius Elementary PTO is committed to bringing all its fundraisers “in house” this school year, in an effort to keep 100% of the funds raised. Read a FUN ARTICLE about the Cornelius PTO by going to our News & Columns section and click Top Stories - Cougar DASH! TOMMY SHORES is a COUGAR! Google that Tommy. Photos by Nate.

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Wylies Wicked Wakefest 2014 - 4th Annual

The 4th Annual Wylie's Wicked Wakefest was a great success despite the weather forecast and rather cool temperatures. This event is typically full of costumed riders, but again due to the weather the riders still showed up, but not quite as many costumes as in years past. Thanks to Charlotte Ski Boats, the official MasterCraft dealer of Charlotte for presenting this great annual event! Photos by Patrick Nicholson.

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2014 LKN Rotary Wine Spectacular

The Crowds came out for one of the most anticipated Social Events of the Year - The LKN Rotary Wine Spectacular, this years theme was Mardi Gras and the supporters came dressed for the festivities. The proceeds went to the LKN Community Health Clinic and Little Smiles (The Official Charity of LKNfun) A great time was had by all and we hope you enjoy the photos. Photos by Nate and Patrick.

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0K Weiner Dog Race at Lucky Dog

Lucky Dog held their first 0K Weiner Dog Race with proceeds going back to local charities. The crowd as all smiles as these dogs ran for the Gold. It was a double elimination tournament and each race brought smiles and laughter. If you've never been to Lucky Dog, and are concerned about your dog fitting in, just come on in and give it a try. You'll likely be surprised how your dog behaves when in a "neutral zone" like Lucky Dog. Don't forget we offer grooming and boarding services at the best rates in town and your best friend will enjoy playing whether stopping in for an adult beverage or being dropped off for the day. Watch the LKNfun calendar for more fun events at Lucky Dog.

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Corkscrews 10th ANNIVERSARY Bash

The crowds came out to celebrate The Corkscrew's 10th Anniversary party. For those of us that have been here since before Birkdale, 10 years is definitely something to celebrate for one of the locals favorite wine bars. There were Tons of FREE Giveaways, Free T-Shirts, Free Etched Logo Wine Glasses, Free hors d'oeuvres, and CBS Radio was even onsite with a LIVE Broadcast. To top it all off, Brother Gravity played LIVE and kept the festive crowd dancing and relaxing while sipping their favorite wines (and beer).

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CELEBRITY Comedian Jon Reep at LKN Comedy Zone

Does this face look familiar? Maybe you remember Jon as the fifth season winner on NBC's "LastComic Standing" or have seen him on Comedy Central's "PremiumBlend" or the half-hour special "Comedy Central Presents: Jon Reep". If it’s not from his stand-up performances, then you probably recognize Jon from Dodge's popular ad campaign, "Hemi Guy", where Joni s known to millions as the redheaded hillbilly famous for leaning out of his rusty beater and uttering, "That thing gotta Hemi?" You also know Jon as the redneck farmer from “Harold and Kumar: Escape Guantanamo Bay” and television host of “Are you Faster than a Redneck” on the Speed Channel. Yes - we've been to a lot of comedy shows and Jon (being from Hickory, NC) knows Southern Culture and he was HILARIOUS.

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The 6th Annual Mooresville Great CHILI COOK-OFF

Mooresville Town Square was the location for the 6th Annual Great Chili Cook-Off from 4pm-9pm. There was LIVE music by Chasin' Fame and Back Road, Huge Kids Zone, Chili Tastings, Food & Craft Vendors, and of course Beer & Wine. Admission was only $10 and included Chili Tasting, Music, & Kids Zone. Stay tuned to LKNfun for all your Entertainment and Dining options around the Lake. Photos by Dana Pianowski.

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Aquesta HUNTERSVILLE Branch Grand Opening

Photos from a GREAT celebration of the first Aquesta Branch to open in Huntesville. Aquesta pulled out all the stops and had an incredible parking lot party packed with local vendors and family friendly activities. The new branch is located in the Northcross Shopping center in front of Marshall's, Staples, and Petco. Aquesta is your community bank and you can definitely FEEL the personal difference between Aquesta and the other banks when they put on community events like this. Aquesta has all the technologies of the "big" banks along with customer service that truly feels like your next door neighbor - what more could you ask for? Photos by Nate.

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Langtree LIVE! Disco Night Costume Party

Photos from Langtree LIVE Disco Night. The 5 piece band was incredible and their tunes could be heard throughout the complex which is now filling up quickly with new shops and restaurants. The Disco Costume Contest was held at Kilted Buffalo Langtree, and several of the photos are from the outdoor patio of Bacchus Wine and Tapas. Mark your calendars for their Art Fair coming October 4th from 11am-7pm. Langtree Lake Norman, developed by RL West, is located at right off Exit 31 on I-77. It is a remarkable mix of retail, restaurants, office and residential. Look for more information about the shops and retail at Langtree click their profile page for direct links to the Official Website and links to their active social media pages. Photos by Nate

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Kilted Buffalo Langtree with Jeremy McComb LIVE

Kilted Buffalo Langtree's Grand Opening was only last weekend and as you can see from the photos, it was packed with locals who came out to listen to this amazing Nashville Country Music artist Jeremy McComb. The newest Kilted Buffalo now converts the Salon into the Stage at night so they have an even better setup than the original location in Birkdale. Stay tuned to the LKNfun Calendar for more info about what's happening at both Kilted Buffalo locations and Langtree community events. Photos by Nate.

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Introduction to Iron Thunder Saloon Mooresville

A Photo introduction to Iron Thunder Saloon & Grill in Mooresville - located behind Chick-fil-a off Exit 36. It was Custom Classic Night and Legal Limit Band rocked the Parking Lot for a Great time both Outside and Inside. Iron Thunder is known for their beautiful waitstaff known as the "Thunder Girls" so come on by for great food and scenery. Our outdoor patio is a perfect place to chill in the Fall Weather. Watch the LKNfun Calendar for our Daily Special and entertainment. Photos by Nate.

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Wake the Lake 2014 - People, Boats, and Event

Photos of the Spectators, Boats, and overall event from Wake the Lake 2014 - the biggest turnout ever. The weather was just about perfect and the Shoreline was packed with people watching their favorite riders and some pretty incredible ski/surf boats lined the shores. This event brought people from multiple states around the region. Special Thanks to ICYWAKES surf shop for continuing to put on this GREAT event, and to Eddie's Seafood for hosting this event. Photos by Nate.

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Rusty Rudder with DJ C-Nile

It appears we got our "wires crossed" here at LKNfun - Early Ray was on the Calendar, but DJ C-Nile turned out to be the entertainment for the night. Rudder had a good turnout, but nothing like we're used to seeing for a typical Early Ray Performance at the Rudder. DONT FORGET next Saturday Sept 27th is BLUE MONDAY - and you can be sure the Rudder will be packed with a FUN crowd! Photos by Patrick Nicholson.

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Charlotte Beerfest 2014 at BB&T Ballpark

The Charlotte Beerfest moved from it's home base of the Galway Hooker to BB&T Ballpark in Uptown Charlotte, home of the Charlotte Knights. The festival ran from 5pm-9pm with exclusive VIP tasting from 4pm-5pm. 3 Bands - 100 Beers - LIVE entertainment by: Charity Case at 4:30pm, Simplified at 5:45pm, and Blues Traveler at 8pm. We couldn't have asked for a better venue or weather! The crowd was in GREAT Spirits! For more info on what's happening in Charlotte - check out CLTfun.com. Photos by Kato Ibeto.

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Oyster & Shrimp Festival at Langtree Lake Norman

The Lake Norman Wildlife Conservationists held their annual Wildlife Oyster & Shrimp Fest featuring food, music, fun and a chance to visit the new LangTree of Lake Norman - now with MANY shops open! This fabulous event, catered by Big Daddys of Lake Norman, started at 5 p.m. Live music by Little Johnny Trailer Trash added to the fun. Live and silent auctions throughout the evening helped raise funds for this great cause. Photos by Patrick Nicholson.

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Taste of Birkdale with a Twist of Fashion

Photos from Birkdale Village Fall Fashion Show and Taste of Birkdale. The fashion show was MC'd by Guenn and the apparel was provided by several shops in Birkdale promoting their fall wardrobes. Taste of Birkdale included bite size entrees from restaurants in Birkdale, and wine selections from Total Wine & More. Photos by Patrick Nicholson.

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Wake the Lake 2014 - Outlaw Division Riders

Photos of the Outlaw Division and 2 Riders from the Wake Skate Division. There were at least 3 pros riding Outlaw, and each of the 3 placed in the top 3. Arnie Watkins placed 1st (first picture), Stephen Pierce placed 2nd (second picture), and Austin Hair placed 3rd (third picture), pictures 4 and 5 are just HUGE air pictures that we've only seen from behind a Super Air Nautique G23... those aren't "double up" flights. The other riders were: Corey Conder, Darin Faller, Killian Grondin, Michael Sutherland, Daniel Miles, Lucas Holmes, and Parker Hooten. Thanks to all the Sponsors who made this great event possible. Photos by Nate.

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HOTSHOTS 1 Year Anniversary Party

Photos from Hotshots 1 Year Anniversary Customer Appreciation Party... and WHAT a PARTY it was! We arrived around 9pm, and Hotshots was packed both inside AND outside! $0.25 Beer kept the crowds in good spirits and there were smiles everywhere we looked. If you haven't been to Hotshots, you're missing one of the best Sports and Activity destinations at the Lake. They offer everything from Cornhole, Giant Jenga, Golden Tee, Pool Tournaments, Dart Tournaments, and more! Don't forget it's NFL Season and we're known for "ALL THE GAMES. ALL THE TIME." We'll see you at Hotshots Mooresville. Photos by Nate.

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Daveste Vineyards Wine and LIVE Music Event

We made it out to the Daveste' Vineyards weekly Wednesday Wine and Live music event for the first time ever... and we can say with confidence that it won't be the last. If you're looking for something extraordinary to do on Thursday nights - Daveste' Vineyards is the answer. The grounds and setting of the vineyard set the stage for relaxation and the low level music playing in the background is perfect for conversing with current friends and meeting new friends with like interests. Take a look at this album, and make plans to attend one of their events - you won't be disappointed! Photos by Nate.

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Cornelius PTO - Investing in Excellence Fundraiser

Photos from Cornelius Elementary PTO'S 1st Annual Investing In Excellence Silent Auction/Fundraiser! More specifics on how much was raised at this great event coming soon. It sounded like it may have been one of the most profitable fundraisers that Cornelius Elementary has held. One thing is for sure - the parents had at least a brief reprieve from the kids in almost a "date night" format and of all the fundraisers we've been to over the years this was clearly a passionate event for the parents as many of the parents made incredible donations - they even auctioned off 2 parking spaces! One parking spot went for $500, and the other went for $700!... Thanks to the Cornelius PTO for organizing such a great event for a great cause. Photos by Patrick Nicholson.

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GRAND OPENING - D9 Brewing Company

Photos from D9 Brewing Company's Grand Opening of their NEW 5,000 Sq. Ft. brewery. Since D9 initially started pouring their Craft beers, locals have been raving about D9's beers! It didn't take long for them to outgrow their former location and now they are all set up with plenty of tables inside along with bar games and more. A great crowd came out to support this great new addition to the Lake Norman scene. Photos by Patrick Nicholson.

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INT League Wakeboard, Wake Skate, and Surf Tournament

Photos from stop 10 of the INT League Wake & Surf Event on Lake Wylie -INT events are designed to encourage men, women and children of all ages to challenge their abilities at non-intimidating, fun events. The INT League likens themselves to the "Little League" of Water Sports and are committed to attracting water sports enthusiasts and to giving families and friends the opportunity to spend quality time together at a professionally run event. Photos by Patrick Nicholson.