Vanessa Infanzon

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5 things to know before The Batch House opens


When Cristina Rojas-Agurcia was pursuing her master’s degree in clinical mental health, she was also baking on the side. In 2017, it became apparent she needed a website, so her marketing-minded...

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Inside Mount Holly’s Lantern Parade


On Oct. 26, Mount Holly will host its second Lantern Parade. Hundreds of spectators will gather on the tree-lined streets to watch more than 350 people carry colorfully decorated and creatively shaped lanterns.

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Spooky tales of beheadings, murder and uninvited specters await in Charlotte


I went in search of Charlotte ghost stories, thinking I was assigned a difficult task. I was dead wrong.

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A new Mint exhibit uses light and technology to explore links between man and nature


Art and tech collide in the latest exhibit at the Mint Museum Uptown and it may change your mind about experimental art.

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A banker turned his passion for Latin American art into an NC ‘cultural institution’


LaCa Projects owner Walter Dolhare still has the Wassily Kandinsky and Joan Miró posters he purchased for $8 each in 1986.

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This Charlotte artist is about to head to the Arctic. ‘My life is going to be changed’


For almost a month now Charlotte artist Ruth Ava Lyons has been taking cold showers to prepare for her trip to the Arctic.

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Meet PCG Member – Julia Simon: Vegan Encourager, Educator, & Promoter


An experience at Grand St. Settlement in New York City changed the trajectory for PCG Professional Member Julia Simon.

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Meet PCG Member – Jamie Barnes: Elevating Fries and the Charlotte Culinary Community


Jamie Barnes and his business partner, Greg Williams, introduced What the Fries food truck concept to Food...

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A Stage for All


More than 20 years ago, Monica Pettiford staged a sit-in on Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday at Queens University of Charlotte. The silent protest led by Pettiford, then an undergraduate at the liberal-arts university...

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Truth in wine


Anthony Wesley remembers showing up to his interview at McNinch House Restaurant in 2002 not wearing any socks. He’d worn a suit but forgotten to adorn his feet on that hot summer day in Charlotte. 

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The Inspiration Challenge: We asked 4 people to take their role models to coffee


I serve on the steering committee for Special Olympics Mecklenburg County. 

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Art House


Last year, Nick Stout challenged his parents with a question: “Do you want to live in a piece of art or in a regular house?” His query came during Gray Stout and Heather St. Aubin-Stout’s search for a new home.

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Pillars of NC: Harvey Gantt makes history with architecture practice


Harvey Gantt’s always been a trailblazer. As a teenager, he sat at lunch counters closed to people of color. He became the first African American student to attend Clemson University in 1963.

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Pillars of NC: Sheila Ogle’s pioneering career


Sheila Ogle was among a small group of women business owners when she opened her marketing company, Media Research Planning & Placement Inc. in Cary, in the late 1980s. Photo by Christer Berg. 

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Mint Museum Randolph: Behind the Exhibition


Tony DiTerlizzi drew monsters and dragons as a kid. He still does. DiTerlizzi, 49, is a New York Times-bestselling author and illustrator. He’s known for his...

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The Levine Museum historian shares one of Charlotte’s best kept historical secrets


When he shared material from his master’s thesis on the origins of Charlotte’s thriving civil rights movement, Willie...

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This sculptor from the Charlotte area makes works of whimsy that are gaining attention


For the first time in 13 years, Debbie Whitsett answered a gallery’s call for artwork. Her sculpture, “The Dinner Guest,”...

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Exclusive: Popular Matthews Community Farmers’ Market booth expands to brick and mortar shop


Two years ago, Debbie and Joshua Chopas purchased Good Cup, a coffee booth at Matthews Community Farmers’ Market.

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Fancy yourself a writer? A poet? You can join the Charlotte Lit community


I hesitated when a longtime friend suggested we meet at Pen to Paper, a free writing workshop at Charlotte Center for Literary Arts. 

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This group helps take nonprofits to the next level


When nonprofit consultant Josh Jacobson realized he was having the same types of conversations with the founders of new nonprofit organizations, he came up with the idea for CULTIVATE.

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