The City of Charlotte Celebrates Its Public Spaces with Rocking Chairs

The City of Charlotte has installed 100 blue rocking chairs throughout the city as part of its Placemaking Program. The Placemaking Program launched in 2018 with the mission of transforming underutilized public spaces into revitalized, vibrant places for people to enjoy. The Urban Design Center in the City of Charlotte’s Planning, Design and Development department is leading the effort by implementing Placemaking Projects, such as the installation of the rocking chairs. Visit to find chairs closest to you and #RockWithCharlotte. 

Native Charlotteans Assume Ownership of Popular Local Gift Shop

Dilworth-based gift shop Paper Skyscraper has been purchased by native Charlotteans Sybil and Bill Godwin. The shop is favorite amongst locals and is known for its carefully curated selection of books, one-of-a-kind gifts, candles, games, greeting cards and more. Paper Skyscraper is consistently voted a top retail destination in Charlotte and was recently rated as the U.S.’s No. 1 local shop for finding the perfect holiday gift on Yelp. New owners Sybil and Bill are working closely with Paper Skyscraper’s founders, Tim Hamilton and Ron Wootten, to ensure the transition to new ownership will not disrupt the distinct culture of the shop. Bill has a background in retail and financial relationship management, and Sybil is an art purveyor and owner of nearby Shain Gallery on Selwyn Avenue. Paper Skyscraper is located at 330 East Blvd. in Charlotte.

Wells Fargo Championship Golf Tournament

The Wells Fargo Championship Golf Tournament was the highlight of the spring season again this year. Held at Quail Hollow Country Club in South Charlotte, the tournament serves as the principal fundraiser for Champions for Education, a Charlotte-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit that supports local and regional charitable organizations. It was created when the tournament was founded in 2002 by Wells Fargo, Quail Hollow Club and the PGA Tour. To date, Champions for Education has donated more than $20 million to local charitable organizations in Charlotte and Wilmington, North Carolina.

Acosta Heating and Cooling Celebrates July Fourth with Huge Giveaway

Acosta Heating and Cooling and The Link 107.9 will give away free tickets to a Charlotte Knights game and a $10,000 high-efficiency Lennox air conditioning system to one lucky winner after the game on July 4 and just before the Fireworks Spectacular Sky Show in Uptown, the Southeast’s largest outdoor fireworks show. (More information can be found about the Sky Show in our calendar). The “Coolest Seats in the House” promotion is sponsored each year by Acosta, The Link 107.9 and Lennox.