North and South Carolina schools are preparing for high school students to visit for open house events. Use this guide to plan your tour of college campuses this fall.
Looking for ways to pass the time with your children this summer? Here are four inexpensive activities that teach children about earth science, sustainability and art.
“We call it an outdoor laboratory,” said Lannie McClelan, senior project manager with REAL School Gardens. “Our philosophy is to get the kids outside to learn.”
Make your own backyard an outdoor laboratory for your family.
Try one of these REAL School Gardens activities this summer: Bird nesting bundles, Ladybug rocks and Story rock.
Sneeze or cough, and a friend or family member responds with the offer of a tissue, throat lozenge or even the suggestion to see a doctor. Most people know how to extend help when a loved one has a physical ailment. And when the sickness or injury is more serious, schools, neighborhoods and faith communities may organize meals, child care or raise money to ease the family burden.
Do you love to travel or be outdoors? Were you the best counselor at camp? Were national parks your family’s go-to vacation spot – and you looked forward to it each year?
You can make a career based on these interests. Tourism and visitor’s bureaus, national and state parks, country clubs and city recreation organizations need people with training in parks, recreation and tourism management.
At first glance, The Yolk Café doesn’t inspire confidence: it’s the last storefront in a shopping center strip mall in Rock Hill, South Carolina. Step inside and instantly the sights, sounds and smells instill a comfort that makes you want to stay awhile.
My Dad shakes his head and says, “Change for change sake,” when he visits our home and notices new color on the walls. I like a fresh look and satisfy my need with paint and furniture and artwork re-positioning. I’m always budget-conscious and have used DIY classes, trial and error and interior designers to create a comfortable space for us.
Researching schools is empowering because you get to explore, and it’s also overwhelming because the list of things to do grows each day. Students who are in the middle of the process or who are just starting out may appreciate Anna Davis’s recommendations about testing, grades, applications, essays and more.
I never wanted to go on a cruise. When my best friend offered to treat me to one, I said no. When she came back a few days later with the destinations — Havana, Cozumel and Key West — I said yes. I couldn’t turn down Cuba.
If you’re like me, your jewelry-making skills don’t go beyond stringing colorful beads on a wire or a cord. I lack the creativity, patience and technique, but truly appreciate the work artists put into creating an original piece. There are many jewelry makers in Charlotte and surrounding areas using innovative, traditional and old-world methods and materials to design and hand-make earrings, necklaces and bracelets.
William Peace University, an independent private school, was founded in Raleigh in 1857. It’s a coeducational school with a Presbyterian affiliation. The more than 20-acre campus in the heart of a major city provides a traditional school setting with access to city activities and amenities such as restaurants, nightlife, festivals and transportation.
There’s no reason to go incognito with your science websites or lower the volume when you’re listening to your favorite science podcast. Embrace what you love – nature, engineering, animals, ecology, environment, physics, math and chemistry. Science is cool!
Many non-profit organizations have adapted their fundraising methods to include extreme adventures such as hiking, climbing or biking. Participants sign up for challenging activities that require physical feats and sometimes a commitment to long-term training. Friends and family show their support to the cause with a contribution to the organization.
Handmade jewelry using semiprecious stones and metals such as sterling silver, 14k yellow and rose gold fill. Kathleen Levren grew up in Michigan in a family of artists and entrepreneurs. She started making jewelry after moving to North Carolina. “I saw a piece of jewelry in a magazine that I really wanted, but could not afford,” she said. “I decided to make it myself.”
North Carolina and South Carolina are home to dozens of state parks and recreational forests with trails through woodlands and pastures and views of waterfalls. If you have the option to hike during the week, you won’t have to fight those weekend crowds. Choose a hike that fits your needs – are you going with a group with varying levels of ability? Do you want distance or a more difficult terrain? Are you more interested in the nature, views and photography aspects of the hike?
Built in 1892, the McNinch House's gardens, inviting porch and Queen Anne-style architecture entice a passerby to stop and look. It may seem an impossible luxury to go inside and see the original woodwork and fireplaces, and listen to the stories about the house. But it's not. In 1989, Charlotte native Ellen Davis opened the house as the McNinch House Restaurant after 10 years of renovations.
"I always wanted a restaurant and I always wanted an old house," Davis said. "So here I am."