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Mint Landscaping Hardscape and Waterscape Photo Gallery

MINT Landscaping - The Premier Lake Norman Landscaping company offers more than just landscaping and maintenance.  We offer our clients fairytale gardens, rolling greenscapes and the soothing sounds of water on warm spring nights. We know that a landscaping done properly provides you with more than just a beautiful yard, but a haven right outside your door.  Our expert team has the knowledge and experience to provide you with an affordable landscape tailored to suit your vision and lifestyle.  Our services extend far beyond greenscaping. We also provide expert installation of waterscapes, pools, hardscapes, full service gazebos, to fencing and irrigation systems.

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2015 PUG FEST at Lucky Dog Bark and Brew

PUG FEST is all about PUGS! Mid Atlantic Pug Rescue was here Saturday from 12 - 6pm with all kinds of fun events! Silent Auction, Contests for cutest curliest tail, bobbing for bones, and a professional photographer for pictures with your pug (non pugs welcome too LOL) and much more! Our famous PUG shots will be on special for only $5. Lucky Dog also offers the best rates on Overnight Boarding and Doggy Day Care - call us to learn more. LKNfun's Boston (Ziggie) spends the night at Lucky Dog on regular occasion and she LOVES Lucky Dog and we love having a happily tired dog when we get home from vacation.

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Harveys Huntersville Block Party 2015 with D9

Harvey's in Huntersville is still going strong and serving some of the best pub food we've ever had. For those of you who enjoyed Harvey's Cornelius - don't forget they still have a location at exit 23! A great crowd showed up to their Vermillion Community location and it was the perfect family friendly block party with Live Entertainment, Arts & Crafts, and of course activities for the kids. Watch our Calendar or Visit their website for their daily specials - at a minimum click through and check out their menu - Harvey's puts a slick twist on just about every dish - we love their FOOD!

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Have a Heart Benefit for Josh Fowler at On the Roxx

The local friends and businesses that supported this Benefit for Josh were AMAZING! Josh is in Congestive Heart Failure, with an EF of 15%. Since his diagnosis in December it hasn't gotten any better and the bills continued to mount up. Monday, March 30th he had an Internal Cardiac Defibrillator placed to protect him and keep his heart safer. Thankfully, everything went perfect according to his cardiac surgeon - and Josh was able to attend! Thanks also to the Lake Norman Locals who came out to support Josh - a man who has served just about every person at Lake Norman an adult beverage... usually with a smile... occasionally with a growl.

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2015 Mac and Cheese Cookoff with Kids Fashion Show

The Future Fashion Designers 3rd Annual Mac & Cheese Cook Off came to the Mooresville Arts Depot in Downtown Mooresville. The annual cook-off featured a Fashion Show with designs from the students of Future Fashion Designers, plus some Mac & Cheese inspired fashion! There were raffle drawings throughout the evening – the proceeds from the raffle benefits the Mooresville Art Depots renovation fund. Photos by Dana Pianowski.

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2nd Friday at Oak Street Mill with Bella Love

Join us at 2nd Friday's and discover local talent like you've never seen before at Cornelius' hottest monthly art crawl series - every 2nd Friday each month! Join Bella Love and Cornelius Cultural Arts Group as we showcase the area's most talented an innovative artisans, live performances, food trucks, local craft beer, business specials and much more located at the Oak Street Mill behind the Cornelius Police Station off of Catawba Ave.

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2nd Friday at D9 Brewery and Taproom with 1065 TheEND

D9 Brewing Company and tap room held their first 2nd Friday Event with 106.5 TheEND with Great Beer, Fun Patrons, LIVE entertainment, and a food trucks onsite! D9 is located North of Charlotte in Cornelius, with the purpose of creating and sharing Fanatical Ales. As a 10 barrel production brewery, D9 is reimagining some of the worlds most unique and trusted styles of beer. Our styles include American Ale, English Ale, Viking Heather, Cascadian Ale and many others. Come on in and try our craft beers for yourself - we're sure you'll be back! We've already had to expand and this is our new location.

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NCAA Championship and March Madness HQ for Mooresville

Hotshots Sports Bar and Grill in Mooresville is know for "All the Games - All the Time" - Not just watching sports games, but Hotshots has games for the patrons as well! Hotshots holds Pool Tournaments on Wednesdays, has 6 dart board lanes, and Cornhole on the outdoor patio to keep everyone entertained. Thursday and Saturdays are Ladies Night with Half of ALL wine and plenty of drink specials. Tuesday is Pint Night and 50 Cent wings - click the Hotshots profile page for all of our daily specials and entertainment. Photos by

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Simplified LIVE at Rusty Rudder

Take a look at these photos from the Rusty Rudder. The Rusty Rudder has a whole new crowd these days. Cornelius in general has grown up a lot over the last 10 years and you can see from the photos that just about anyone that enjoys live music will now feel comfortable at the Rudder. No longer is it just a bunch of young party people - The Rusty Rudder has become THE venue for Live Entertainment and Dancing at Lake Norman - where everyone of all agees and backgrounds can feel comfortable and enjoy a night of dancing in a clean, friendly environment. Photos by Patrick Nicholson.

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2nd Annual Rhythm and Brews 2015 at Penninsula Club

The 2nd Annual Rhythm and Brews benefit for Pat's Place was a HUGE success. Special thanks to all the supporters who showed up and the Vendors: D9, Bayne Brewing, and Birdsong for their support. Stay tuned to LKNfun as we transition to providing more information about similar events and local business promotions. LKNfun - we're growing UP with the Lake and providing the information local consumers are looking for in the most convenient digital format. Photos by Patrick Nicholson.

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Best Gift Shop for Sports Fans and Lake Lovers - Rivals

Introducing Rival's Sports and Home - Your new "go to" gift shop for sports fans and lake lovers. We offer unique gifts that you likely didn't even know existed much less were conveniently available locally at Rivals Sports and Home in Jetton Village. From Sports Team fishing lures to Rivalry Series Powerplay Desk or Mancave décor - take a look through this album - we're sure to have something for the person in your life who already "has everything"

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St Patricks Day Galway Hooker 2015 - Packed AGAIN

The Galway Hooker was once again THE place to be. We have long said that St. Patricks Day is the biggest party day at the lake and 2015 was no exception. While we thought the huge crowds over the weekend might have slowed the Tuesday night festivities... we were wrong! Special Thanks to Chris Boukedes for putting on these incredible street festivals - no long lines, all happy revelers! Enjoy - and stay tuned to LKNfun for what's happening at Lake Norman - we cover: Huntersville, Cornelius, Mooresville and Davidson. Let your favorite watering holes know they need to join the LKNfun program. The only Website with year over year growth for over a decade.

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Kilted Buffalo Birkdale on St Patricks Day 2015

The Kilted Buffalo had a great crowd. Kilted Buffalo in Birkdale always has great specials - especially in March - Sat: March Madness and DJ / karaoke starting at 10 pm Sun: March Madness, Beer Specials Tue: Open Mic / Live Music Wed: Live Trivia 8 - 10 Thur: New Music Mania Bingo 8 - 10 pm & March Madness Open every night until 2:00 am with daily drink specials - $1.50 Jello Shots and $3.50 Malt Moonshine shots. Bookmark LKNfun from your cell phone - no app needed - all the local information you're looking for from the convenience of your mobile device.

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Kilted Buffalo Langtree - St Patricks Day Festivities

The Kilted Buffalo in the New Langtree Center off exit 31 has quickly gained a great crowd of locals who come for the incredible atmosphere of a Irish Pub coupled with a Barber Shop - it may sound like an odd combination but there's just something about it that makes you feel at home. Click the Kilted Buffalos profile page for more information about our daily specials and live entertainment line up - there's always something fun happening at the Kilted Buffalo Langtree.

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Galway Hookers HUGE PRE-St Patricks Day Festival 2015

The Galway Hooker packed the streets once again for the largest Annual St. Patricks Day festival at Lake Norman. The weatherman was wrong once again and the weather was just about perfect for an outdoor festival. The Bands played and the crowd danced throughout the day. DONT FORGET - this Tuesday March 17th 2015 (actual St. Patricks Day) the Galway opens early for breakfast and they'll have an all day party again! If you weren't able to celebrate this past Saturday - join us this Tuesday for what is sure to be a full day of FREE fun and festivities - just might be a good day to get the Irish Flu. Photos by Dana Pianowski.

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Jacks Corner Tap 4th Annual St. Patricks Day PRE-Party

Jacks was the Galway overflow destination as the crowds at Galway could be a bit much for many to handle - so Jacks was the perfect place to recharge with some food while still "pre" celebrating St. Patricks Day. DONT FORGET - JACKS will be throwing a REAL St. Patricks Day party THIS Tuesday with Live Music by Kenny Floyd - those of you who have been around the Lake KNOW KENNY FLOYD has a special way of getting the crowd involved and Kenny usually has as much fun as the crowd if not more. We'll see you out and about on Tuesday - it's sure to be a FUN day and Night - click Jack's Profile Page for more information about Tuesday's event. Photos by Dana Pianowski.

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Hotshots is Mooresvilles Best Sports Bar and Pool Hall

Hotshots Sports Bar and Pool Hall is Mooresvilles game destination - whether you're going to watch televised sports, or coming for our bar games - Hotshots in Mooresville has something for everyone. If you haven't been to Hotshots - click the Hotshots Profile page for more information about our daily specials and all the bar games we have to offer - 6 Dart boards, Pool Tables, Skeeball, and more! You're sure to have a great meal and good time with your friends! We'll see you here. Photos by Jonathan Messer.

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Lucky Dog St. Patricks Day Pawty like a Boston Terrier

IRISH I could Pawty Like a Boston Terrier Pawty! This was Lucky Dog's 3rd annual St. Patricks day Boston Terrier Rescue of the Carolina's charity event. So far in 2015 - Lucky Dog has raised over $11,500 for local charities! If you have a dog - Lucky Dog Bark and Brew is a MUST visit. Have no fear - even if your dog is rambunctious around other dogs - they quickly figure out how to play well with others at Lucky Dog. We (Nate & Carrie) have a little Boston Terrier that LOVES Lucky Dog and we take her at least 2X/month to play and Overnight Board her there when we go out of town. Ziggie (our Boston) loves it there and when we get home from a trip, she's excited, but not bursting with energy as Lucky Dog's boarding program has more play time than any of the other facilities we've found. Love Lucky Dog Bark & Brew!

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Pauly Shore Standup Comedy Show at Lake Norman

Pauly Shore is ingrained in the brains of many of us in our 30s and early 40's and Pauly knows his core audience. While he shys away from some of the "iconic" periods of his past, he focuses on material that is relevant to those of us who grew up watching him on MTV. Pauly loves being on the road, and doesn't stick to a standard routine - it feels pretty off the cuff and dialed in for each audience. Pauly doesn't resort to "overly crude" to get a laugh - sure, it's a R rated show, but after going to many celebrity shows Pauly does a good job of riding the fine line of risqué and hilariousness. Thanks Pauly for a great show and continuing to put smiles on the faces of middle America.

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Rusty Rudder Outdoor Patio and Tiki Bar - Beautiful Day

The weather has been absolutely CRAZY around here, so when the sun decided to poke it's head out again for the first time since early February the crowds came to their favorite outdoor patio and Tiki bar overlooking Lake Norman. Dave and Woody started at 4pm and we missed most of the crowd that came for them. Don't worry - spring is just around the corner and we'll be at the Rudder documenting the FUN as always.

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Big Day at the Lake 2015 Luau Kick Off Party

The 11th Annual Big Day at the Lake Benefit is officially underway for 2015. Big Day at the Lake benefits Big Brothers / Big Sisters of Charlotte and over 100 children annually get to spend a day on the Lake with a volunteer boat host on July 18th 2015, after the morning of boating there is a Lunch Celebration at Duke Energy where all the Bigs, Littles, and Boat Hosts come together to finish off a great day of boating and lake activities. For more information about how you can participate or become a boat host visit: http://bigdayatthelake.com/ the official website for this great event.

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Miciahs Mooresville with Sony Skyzz Live

Miciahs is a GREAT laid back bar and entertainment venue right off exit 33. Miciahs consistently has live music on weekends and they always have their daily specials listed on LKNfun - if you're looking for a place to hang out and avoid the wild party yet have great entertainment - look no further - Miciahs will deliver that night you've been looking for.

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Kilted Buffalo Langtree with Live Music by GTTG

The Kilted Buffalo in Langtree is consistently packed with a great local crowd and friendly faces. Just like Kilted Buffalo in Birkdale - it quickly becomes "like home" - The owner has done a great job of providing entertainment through live music and the areas best jukebox when they don't have entertainment. They have tons of fun bar games such as pop-a-shot, shuffleboard, ski ball, darts and more. Stay tuned to LKNfun for all the fun at Kilted Buffalo Langtree AND Birkdale.