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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.

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Octoberfest Beer Tasting presented by OMB

North Harbor Club and The Olde Meck Brewery present Octoberfest Beer Tasting!! OMB is released their Fall beer selection and they wanted you to have it first! North Harbor Club will provide an appetizer selection. The brewery will provide 12 oz pints of OMB's Fall beer from a fresh tapped keg! Passed appetizers provided by North Harbor Club. OMB will also sent all patrons home with a Pint glass and other OMB (Olde Mecklenburg Brewery) gear!

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Ladies Night Out - Tarot Card Reading

Join us the 2nd Wednesday, every month, from 6pm to 10pm, for a special Event at The Wine Cellar. The Nook Cornelius is presenting several different types of mediumistic readings. You may receive a palm reading, tarot reading, angel or word wizardry reading. Please join us for these wonderful examples of workers in the higher realms of consciousness.Every wednesday we offer a selection of bottles starting at $14.95, and sweet and salty treats are available to complement your drink(s)! Check our menu online! Photos by Nate.

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Rooftop 210 Alive After Five - 2014 Grand Finale

This week marked the end of the 2014 Alive After 5 at Rooftop 210 Music series. This summer has been one of the best AA5 series in terms of attendance and entertainment in the history of the AA5 Charlotte Series. Early Ray was on the Main Stage and the crowd was in GREAT spirits as one of our favorite local bands entertained the Uptown Crowd. Stay tuned to LKNfun for entertainment around the lake, and CLTfun.com for EVERYTHING Charlotte. As we move into Football season, make sure you check CLTfun before planning you pre and post game parties. DONT MISS OUR Have a HOOT pep rally on Saturday Sept 13th in the Parking Lot next to Hooligan's - it's going to be HUGE!

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Labor Day Weekend Celebration - US Whitewater Center

Labor Day weekend at the USNWC was an all-day festival on Sunday, August 31. The day began with 5K and 15K trailraces in the morning, followed by food, drink, and live music performances throughout the rest of the day. For those that don't have access to the Lake, this looks like the next best option in all of Charlotte for Labor Day Family Fun Festivities! From Zip lines to White Water to Live Entertainment... there's something for everyone. The festival wrapped up with a stunning display of fireworks over our man-made whitewater river. Photos by Patrick Nicholson.

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Rudder Labor Day Weekend with Early Ray

The Rusty Rudder stayed packed over the Holiday weekend and the while it was HOT outside, there's nothing better than hanging Lakeside at the Rudder. Don't forget - this coming Fri, Sep. 05 - Disco Lemonade and $2.50 Coronas, and Sat, Sep. 06 - Pushh and $5 Fireballs. Watch the LKNfun calendar for our daily specials and LIVE music at the Tiki Bar. Photos by Patrick.

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Labor Day Weekend Saturday at Sandbar - Packed

We scouted the Sandbar/Beachin Island all weekend, and Saturday was by far the largest turnout of the weekend. Monday everyone seemed to slow down a bit and found some quiet groups in Cocktail cove relaxing after a long weekend. We'll still be hitting the Lake and we'll be down at Panthers Tailgates with our partner CLTfun.com - So Happy Labor Day weekend and we'll see you soon!... either around the lake or down in Charlotte - check out CLTfun.com - Just like LKNfun - the ONLY website for accurate Dining and Nightlife information for Uptown and Surrounding Charlotte. Photos by Nate.

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MyFreedomSmokes.com Presents Have a HOOT at ICE

MyFreedomSmokes.com - a leading national distributor of e-cig components and e-cig juice sponsored Have a HOOT at Birkdale Crossing shopping center for their Thursday night music series. The crowd had a great time and everyone who tried the disposable e-cigs we handed out all commented on the great flavor. Special thanks to ICE Martini, and MJ PromotionZ along with the MyFreedomSmokes Models - We all had a BLAST! Stay tuned to LKNfun for our next big promo - you don't want to miss it. Photos by Nate. Aerial shots by Kenny.

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MyFreedomSmokes Promo Kicks off Pool League

My Freedom Smokes came to help kick off Opening Night of Irish Cue's Pool league, a 14 week tournament held every Thursday night for the next 13 weeks. There were a LOT of "Vaper's" (Slang for people who smoke e-cigs) - Vaping is the act of smoking an e-cig - since it's not smoke - it's water vapor with flavoring and nicotine. We handed out many sample flavors and we consistently heard that the Flavor from MyFreedomSmokes tasted better than what they were currently using! If you've never "vaped" watch for our next promo - if you currently Vape - give my freedom smokes a try - we're sure you'll be amazed at the difference between our juice and the competitors. Photos by Nate.

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Lake Norman Fun Run 2014 - HUGE performance boat event

The 2014 Lake Norman Fun run was a HUGE success with one of the highest participation levels we've seen in several years. For those who aren't familiar with Fun Runs - It's NOT a race, it's simply a group outing with a designated route and approximate times. Very similar to a poker run, but no cards, no prizes, no hassle - JUST FUN! These events are now run "underground" - so if you were wondering what all the noise was on Saturday - it was about 50 High Performance Boats driving safely around the lake and just having a good time with a LOT of horses pushing these beasts around the lake. Thanks to the organizers who will remain unnamed to keep the traditional media off their backs. Photos by Nate.

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That 70s Theme Party - On The Roxx Cornelius

On The Roxx had a great crowd. Pretty much the only people who wanted their pics were dressed for the Theme... but one thing is for sure... everyone was having a great time! DJ Bob was decked out in his 70's attire and brought the 70's tunes to keep the crowd dancing Old School! Watch the LKNfun Calendar - Labor Day weekend is sure to be PACKED at on the Roxx! We'll see you there.

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Introduction to Wine and Design Lake Norman

Whether you are looking for a fun night out with your children at one of our kids painting classes or need an adult night out with the ladies, Wine and Design has you covered. Worry you don’t have any experience painting? Don’t, because we cater to all ages and talents so whether you are a regular Picasso or have never picked up a paintbrush, we are sure you’ll be entertained at our studio. Our local artists teach all of our attendees step-by-step instructions how to get the masterpiece they desire. All you have to do is sign up, show up, sip up and paint. Photos provided by Wine and Design LKN.

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Lucky Dog 2nd Anniversary Pawty

Lucky Dog was packed with loyal patrons for their 2nd Anniversary Pawty! For those unfamiliar with Lucky Dog - they are a full service bar and dog park all under one roof-roof. They also offer grooming, training, and boarding for your pooch. Give us a call - we have some of the best prices in the area for boarding. Watch the LKNfun calendar for our daily specials and events. Photos by Courtney.

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Sandbar HUGE Saturday Raftup after weeks of bad Weather

The Sandbar was PACKED on Saturday after weeks of bad weather kept the boaters to a minimum. This weekend is USUALLY one of the slowest as it is typically a school "transition" weekend. We had hoped to have time to swing by Cocktail cove, but the Sandbar was so busy it was 5pm by the time we'd driven the paddleboat through the multiple raft lines. Football season is just around the corner - don't forget about CLTfun.com - your source for "What's Happening" in Charlotte. We will also have some "Lake People" tailgate parties listed in the LKNfun calendar as well. Stay tuned through the Fall transistion - there is a lot of FUN coming our way! Photos by Nate.

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Patio Palooza with Live Music by Vanilla Cornbread

Hickory Tavern in Huntersville located across from Birkdale continues to be one of our favorite venues for consistent laid back live outdoor entertainment. Vanilla Cornbread is a GREAT local band - so watch the LKNfun calendar for where they'll show up next. As we approach the Football season Hickory Tavern is known for being one of the best sports bars at the lake. They have it all - great food, great service, tons of TV's, and always a drink special! Watch for Hickory Tavern Mooresville information - coming soon to LKNfun! Photos by Nate.

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MJs Birthday Bash Extravaganza at ICE

ICE is the place to be on Friday nights! ...this past Friday was certainly NO exception. Local Socialite MJ Daya celebrated his 50th Birthday at ICE Martini Bar (MJ's favorite LKN Hangout! If you still haven't been to ICE - it's pretty obvious that the Locals are catching on to this GREAT venue. ICE Martini is designed for those that love to get dressed up and socialize in a classy and comfortable environment while still keeping it FUN! Dress to Impress and we'll see you at ICE. Photos by Nate.

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Sexy Saturday with DJ Mike and $5 Lemon Drops

On The Roxx continues to be the late night LKN destination for fun and dancing - no matter what night of the week, you're sure to find a fun group of people at On The Roxx. Wednesdays are - "Wasted Kickball Wednesdays", Thursdays are $3 Beers and Beer Pong with DJ Bob, and Friday $2 Bud Light with DJ Bob, and Saturdays $2 Miller lite with DJ Jaws. We'll see you at On The Roxx Cornelius! Photos by Patrick Nicholson.

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Burning Bright at Rusty Rudder

Next Friday and Saturday at the Rudder are going to be HUGE! Fri, Aug. 15 - Jay Mathey, Mr. Pink, and $2.50 Coronas - $5 Fireball Shots and $2.50 Corona/Corona Lights & Fish Fry Friday. Sat, Aug. 16 - White Chocolate Acoustic and Pushh - $5 Bloody Marys, $3 Mimosas, and $5 Fireball Shots! Music by White Chocolate Acoustic at Tiki bar and Pushh on main stage! Photos by Patrick Nicholson.

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2nd Friday August 2014 - Artisans, Musicians, Food

Every 2nd Friday, Cornelius Cultural Arts Group invites the community to experience downtown Cornelius in style! Hosted by Bella Love, this monthly art crawl features some of the area’s most talented and innovative artisans as well as live performances, food trucks, and special events at local businesses! Craft Beer for $3 Glasses of Wine for $5. Join us and show your love for EVERYTHING Local! Photos by Serge Skiba.

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Cocktail Cove and Sandbar - Dont trust the Weather Man

Once again the Weather Man/Forecast kept the crowds off the lake on what turned out to be one of the most beautiful August days we've had in years. The temperature was mid 80's and relatively low humidity compared to this time of year. Saturday rained off and on all day... and next weekend kicks off Pre-Season Football... WOW - we're already approaching football season! Watch the CLTfun.com Calendar for all your Pre-Game and tailgate festivities! Over the past 4 years, CLTfun has slowly taken significant market share from the legacy players... if you're looking for something to do in Charlotte - CLTfun.com is the most comprehensive source in Charlotte! Check it out! If you love how LKNfun provides useful information for the Lake Area... CLTfun is now the new online destination for happenings in the Charlotte Area. Photos by Nate.

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Eddies Celebrates 1 Year Anniversary

Eddie's Seafood and Raw Bar, located on Williamson Rd. just off exit 33 celebrated their 1 year anniversary of serving Lake Norman the best Seafood, and Italian fusion specialties. Eddie's is waterfront with boat access, and if your boat is too large to make it under the Williamson Bridge, Eddie's now offers a shuttle, so you can anchor out, and they'll come pick you up from your boat! Just call 704-799-2090. If you haven't been to Eddie's, you're missing out on what we think is the best combination of Food and Waterfront dining at the Lake. Congrats Eddie! We're fans for sure!

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THROWBACK - Sandwicks Lake House Luau Party 2006

THROWBACK! Some great memories from back in the day when we had lake house parties almost every weekend. I think this ended up being the first and last Lake House Luau... Photos are from Saturday July 8th 2006. Typically we try to reserve the "Lake Throwback" pics for winter, but since I was out of town (Jetfest at the coast) last weekend, and my boat crew bailed on me this past Saturday... so I figured... why not post some pics from some of the best parties we ever had on Lake Norman... and Sandwicks Luau made the cut. Photos by Nate (8 years ago)