Daughters of the American Revolution

Daughters of the American Revolution is a non-profit, non-political volunteer women’s service organization dedicated to promoting patriotism, preserving American history, and securing America’s future through better education for children.

The Halifax Conventions Chapter in Charlotte volunteers thousands of service hours annually in their local communities, including supporting active duty military personnel, assisting veterans, awarding thousands of dollars in scholarships and financial aid each year to students, and supporting schools for underserved children with donations. 

They support the Crossnore School in Crossnore, NC and Tamassee DAR school in Tamassee, SC and provide scholarships and awards to outstanding students throughout our country. DAR provides scholarship and funds to American Indian Children and schools, including the Chemawa Indian School in Salem, OR and Bacone College in Muskogee, OK.

Equestrian Show Brings People Together

33 local athletes competed in a Fun Horse Show hosted by Shining Hope Farms at their farm located off of Beatties Ford Road. Normally, Shining Hope Farms hosts an annual Special Olympics equestrian show, however this year they decided to host an integrated show for riders with disabilities as well as those who are able bodied, which was a unique opportunity all around. Everyone got to show off their hard work and skills to family and friends, socialize, and have fun!

Photography by Megan Rizzo

White Duck Comes to Charlotte

Asheville’s favored taco shop, White Duck Taco Shop, will take up roost in Belmont this fall! The popular eatery will set up shop in a new development on the corner of 10th and Seigle. Proprietors of taqueria have already expanded their tasty influence to other cities, like Johnson City and Greenville, and have long had their eye on Charlotte. With a quick-ish commute, they can keep an eye on their fledgling (or rather, duckling) location and bring their signature fresh fare to our ‘hood. So, what’s behind the name, anyways? The chef behind the eatery would catch flack for going into the kitchen and excitedly talking too much, earning her the nickname “La Pata Blanca,” or “white duck.” The name stuck and has now spread across the Southeast.

Art All Day at The Mint

In Art All Day, teens explore crafts & 3D art projects in the morning with projects ranging from fiber art to sculpting, and spend the afternoon developing drawing skills and experimenting with 2 dimension projects in mixed media and printmaking. Led by teaching artists, campers also sketch in the museum galleries and investigate the museum’s global collection of art at Mint Museum Randolph. Each week-long camp culminates in an exhibition of camper artwork for families and a visit the museum galleries. For more information and to sign up, visit mintmuseum.org/tags/age-12-15/