Scott Pridemore and Mike Hege think Charlotte's got a great story to tell. Roughly 15,000 people a year move to the Queen City, and let's face it -- they all have to live somewhere. Their stories of how they find their homes, and more importantly why they chose to live where they live, make every story as unique as the individual who took the journey to home ownership here.
Charlotte Community Talk: Laurie Martin
So you want to put the house up for sale, but the thought of going through all of your stuff is too intimidating? Or maybe you just want more room in the house you live in now? We know that downsizing your possessions can be exhausting and emotional. But like any journey, it starts with that first step -- and maybe some help from the pro's.
Laurie Martin is that pro. She is a professional organizer and for the past 16 years, has helped people downsize, let go, or organize what they own. She owns Simplicity Organizers in Charlotte and has some good advice for us now about keeping it simple.
Charlotte Community Talk: RunCharlotte
We know road races have been canceled because of COVID-19, but runners are still out there training and staying in shape. In fact, a lot of folks have picked up running as a new sport because gyms are closed but greenways, parks, and neighborhood streets are wide open. Now.. they want a place to put their skills to the test.
A lot of events have become virtual races, but one allows you not just flexibility.. but a great way to see some of the Queen City's favorite views, on 6 set routes, at your convenience. The RunCharlotte Neighborhood Tour checks out some of the best routes around the area. Tim Rhodes and Jeff Cooper are here with us on Charlotte Community Talk to give us the scoop.
Charlotte Community Talk: Terrell Huntley
We all love a big family meal, especially at times like this. But a big community meal is something we're missing -- meals like the kind that brought our communities together during civil unrest of the 1960's and other times when things got tense.
The community table returned to Charlotte last year, in a regular event called Civil Gatherings. It's on hold for right now, but organizers have used this time to do good in our community when they couldn't bring people together around a table. Terrell Huntley is here to tell us about all that's going on.
Charlotte Community Talk: Jeff Gaeckle
This time of the year is when our neighborhood pools open and the kids can't wait to get there. This year, however, is a little different. Pools closed during the COVID-19 pandemic, and only opened under Phase 2 of the reopening process -- with new restrictions.
Luckily for us, we have one of the foremost experts on pools the Charlotte area here with us on the Charlotte Community Talk Podcast today. Welcome to Jeff Gaeckle, a well-known name in swimming circles -- from SwimMAC to the UltraSwim Swim Meet to Carolina Pool Management, he's got 40 years of pool experience to answer our questions.
Charlotte Community Talk: Ben Cooley
The economy is stretched right now with so many businesses that were forced to close down during stay at home restrictions, but one essential business that picked up pace is bike shops. Since outdoor exercise has been allowed and even encouraged, a lot of folks either dusted off old bikes, or bought new ones to take advantage of outdoor opportunities. Ben Cooley is the owner of Bicycle Sport on Selwyn Avenue in Myers Park and is here to fill us in on this new in-demand activity.
Charlotte Community Talk: Jordan Dollard
As we debate the future of brick-and-mortar retail, pop-up markets have attracted shoppers in greater numbers than ever. We have quite a few of them here in Charlotte, and a lot of you have probably visited one to do some holiday shopping during December. Someone who has really grabbed ahold of the idea of organizing pop-ups ins Jordan Dollard, of Esther and Elsa. Once a retail store owner herself, Jordan changed gears to organizing markets for a number of popular venues -- and business has taken off.
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