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  • Bachtoberfest
    Bachtoberfest II: Bach & Beer
    The best music, like the best brewing, is equal parts art and science. Relish the best of both worlds at Bachtoberfest! This great night of pairing great local beer with great German music will give you the perfect toast to the classics,...
  • RF
    What is new for the 2014 Renaissance Festival
    When you time travel to the Carolina Renaissance Festival weekends this October and November, a big dose of cheer is to be expected. The annual festival experience has always been about escaping from your modern-day cares and strolling about the...
  • Crawfish frenzy at Charlotte’s e2
    Crawfish frenzy at Charlotte’s e2
    It’s a sign of spring in Charlotte. Every March, e2 emeril’s eatery, strategically located between the Mint Museum and the Bechtler Museum in the Center City, kicks off the season with an authentic New Orleans-style Crawfish Boil on...
  • JJ’s Red Hots named fast-casual food champ
    JJ’s Red Hots named fast-casual food champ
    Charlotte’s JJ’s Red Hots, a mini-chain with just two locations in Ballantyne and Dilworth (plus a food cart dubbed Frank the Tank), went up against the big boys in FastCasual.com’s annual list of top fast food brands, the 2014...
  • Olive Garden expands diner options with new menus
    Olive Garden expands diner options with new menus
    Olive Garden fans who have been mourning the closing of several of the chain’s Charlotte locations will be delighted with the new restaurant recently opened in Northlake Commons Mall, just off I-77. (Additional Olive Garden locations can be...
  • Wing basket at East Coast Wings & Grill
    Teachers eat free at East Coast Wings this September
    Every Tuesday in September, teachers across the country eat free at East Coast Wings & Grill, a fast-growing family of upscale wing restaurants.Sam Ballas, CEO of East Coast Wings & Grill, said, “Teachers put forth tremendous...
  • Nothing More at Amos Southend in Charlotte
    Nothing less than the best from Nothing More
    Tons of new bands surface every year, but what does it really take to stand out above the rest? San Antonio native rockers Nothing More seem to have found a winning combo. In just a short year, they've gone from opening on tour with Chevelle,...
  • Prepare your garden this Autumn to add asparagus plants in early Spring
    Prepare your garden this Autumn to add asparagus plants in early Spring
    Asparagus is a delicious vegetable, but can be expensive to purchase. An asparagus bed in your kitchen garden can provide you and your family with delicious asparagus for years to come. Unlike many of the annual vegetables that we are familiar...
  • This Friday: Orange Crush to perform and host a live show, with Hopeless Semantics and Top Shelf,  at Studio 13
    This Friday: Orange Crush, Hopeless Semantics, and Top Shelf live at Studio 13
    Cornelius, N.C.—This Friday, August 8, at 8p.m., Orange Crush— the two-piece Surf-Punk band, from Charlotte, N.C.—will host and perform at the live, three-band event, at Studio 13, which will also include appearances from...
  • GanttFest!
    Gantt Center kicks off 40 year anniversary with GanttFest
    In 1974, the Afro-American Cultural and Service Center (AACC) began as the brainchild of Mary Harper, a doctoral student working under UNC-Charlotte professor Bertha Maxwell-Roddy. By 1976, the dream of these 2 women became a reality with the...
  • Potatoes from kitchen garden
    Peat Pots - good choice for starting tomatoes, not as good for potatoes
    Peat pots are a good option for growing many types of seeds. The materials in the planter break down into the soil, adding peat to the heavy clay of our area. However, for plants that require less water and more root space to grow vegetables, peat...
  • Fantasyland for Brides, they call it - The Design Studio at The Ritz-Carlton, Charlotte
    Back at The Ritz-Carlton, Charlotte, part 3: The Design Studio
    By Kathy M. Newbern and J.S. Fletcher © 2014(Part of a Series) Heidi Nowak, the petite, all-smiles, everything’s-possible director of sales and marketing for The Ritz-Carlton Charlotte, is nothing short of bubbly. Obviously, she’s...
  • U.S. Naval Sea Cadets
    Subduing the enemy with bare hands
    The U.S. Naval Sea Cadet summer training in Charlotte draws kids from across the nation. Before the week is out, many will experience transformative changes--conquering fears or beating a personal best.It's known as "Field Operations...
  • Why the WWE fired Aksana
    WWE rumors: Why Aksana was fired instead of other Divas
    The WWE cut 11 on-screen superstars last week in cost-cutting measures. While some of the released individuals made sense, others were questionable. Slowly, the news of why these particular stars were chosen has come out and now PWS reported on...
  • Former John S. Battle student murdered in Charlotte
    Former John S. Battle student murdered in Charlotte, N.C.
    Frances Harley Gutnick, a 1980 graduate of John S. Battle High School, was murdered in Charlotte over the weekend. According to a June 19 report on theCharlotte Observer.com,her 18-year-old daughter found the body on Sunday. The 52-year-old victim...