Charlotte Art League: an introduction

The Charlotte Art League, Charlotte’s oldest nonprofit art gallery, reopened in NoDa North at 4100 Raleigh Street in October 2018. Charlotte Art League, or “CAL” as its members refer to it, is the anchor tenant at the Station House, a mixed-use development campus located at the Sugar Creek Lynx Light Rail stop. The Station House…

What’s All the Hype About CBD?

We’d heard of CBD (Cannabidiol) and various claims from friends about its ability to help with pain and inflammation. But we had not really paid much attention to the places close to home that had added CBD products to their business lines until we saw a segment on the local news in February that mentioned…

Spring Buzz: This Open Streets 704 could “B” the Best One Yet

Bikes, Beer, and BOOM! are coming to a street near you as Open Streets 704 returns to its most popular route, from NoDa to Plaza Midwood, on Sunday, April 28, 1:00 to 5:00pm. Last spring’s Open Streets 704 event (just east and north of uptown) brought out more than 30,000 neighbors and friends into the…

An Avenue for the Ages

For the majority of NoDa residents, the name Guy E. Suddreth may mean nothing. But if you live on the 28206 side, you know that Ritch and Benard Avenues have a little brother. That little brother is Guy E. Suddreth Avenue: a street so short that it has no houses on it and dead ends…

The Sustainability Fair at Highland Mill Montessori School

Join parents, teachers, and students as they host Highland Mill Montessori’s (HMM) Sustainability Fair on April 27 from 11:00am to 1:00pm, as part of the school’s efforts to become more environmentally-responsible. The Sustainability Fair will be located at the rear of the school (rain plan: school gym) and will feature community organizations and vendors that…

NoDa ‘Shine

In the basement of the burgeoning Area 15 (a business incubator located at 15th and North Davidson Streets) you’ll find Dragon Moonshine, a small unassuming distillery, offering tours and tastes of their smooth-drinking, high-proof, “moonshine.” Technically speaking, Dragon Moonshine’s products are not moonshine, but they are certainly made in that spirit: distilled by two irreverent…

April 2019 TaroScopes

April – Renew YOU. Aries (Mar 21 to Apr 19) – 7 of Cups: It’s your time, Aries! Celebrate YOU by visualizing your desires. Stretch—don’t splatter—and be ready to roll up your sleeves to do the work. Reward yourself with a fabulous personalized piece from Custom Jewelry. Taurus (Apr 20 to May 20) – Tower…

Everyday Rhythms: Streams of Blessing

Every person has a moment in their lives in which they have been blessed. Sometimes it’s a deep and urgent need that arises and someone comes to the rescue. Sometimes it’s a very subtle word of encouragement that changes someone’s whole outlook. Sometimes it’s a family member or friend, and sometimes it’s a complete stranger….

Rebuilding NoDaRioty

After a hiatus of a few years, NoDa’s arts committee has reorganized under new leadership. Recently elected board member Sema Yap and former NoDa News editor Jillian Mueller are heading up the revamped NoDaRioty. After only two meetings, participation is high, and creative ideas are abundant. Potential projects for the near future include art skills…

#askingforme: New Year’s Fail

#askingforme is an advice column featuring Grace Sanders, a psychotherapist with over 25 years of experience helping people improve their “human-in-process” stuff. Find out more about Grace at www.gracesanders.com. Send questions for this advice column to: askingforme@noda.org (or use the anonymous form below). Dear Grace, Every year I make really good New Year’s resolutions, and every year…

NoDa Drinks and Thinks with our Historic Rosedale Neighbor

join us on March 28 at 6:00pm at the Evening Muse for a lively discussion about community history and engagement. We hope this experience will encourage you to visit the famous Historic Rosedale site and explore its connections to NoDa.

Let Your Inner Artist Out at Salud

Think of a traditional paint and sip–a couple dozen people in front of canvases with a drink in hand, led through a painting by a local artist–but NoDa style….

Homegrown Tomato Festival Growers Clinic

Growing guru extraordinaire, Erin Hostetler, owner of the Patio Farmer, will be hosting a tomato growers clinic at the Evening Muse on Saturday, March 30, from 11:00am to 1:00pm. All tomato growing skill levels are welcome. She’ll be discussing her best tips and tricks to grow your very own ripe and delectable ‘maters. The event is free, but please register…

March 2019 TaroScopes

NoDa’s Tarot-Forecast!
Pisces (Feb 19 to Mar 20) – 7 of Wands – Time to own your talents, gifts, and skills, because you have them and now everyone is aware of it. Make the most of this time while you are on top…

Inside NoDa’s Weekly Run Clubs

There is a different run club in the neighborhood almost every day of the week. Each of the local brewery’s run clubs has routes that are appropriate for everyone, from those who are just beginning their fitness to more seasoned runners. Get outside, meet your neighbors, and get some great discounts on beer and food at our local breweries….

Take What You Need, Leave What You Can @lilnodacupbrary

Brenna Johnson and Alexis Lefebvre came up with an idea for a dual library and pantry, for which they coined the term “cupbrary.” What was clear within minutes of speaking to Brenna was the heartfelt connection to our community plus passion and great ambitions for this tiny little box….

Monthly Costume Crawls, Starting this March!

This March starts the first of our new NoDa Costume Crawls! Playing off the success and well-loved tradition of the Gallery Crawls from bygone days, our neighborhood will be launching themed crawls this spring. The first Costume Crawl is March 14, and the theme is 70s-80s Throwback. Many longtime NoDazens miss the old Gallery Crawls,…

Where the Idlewild Drinks Are

Idlewild, Vincent Chirico’s new bar on the ground floor of Novel NoDa, is a cocktail bar with no cocktail menu. This turns out to be a good thing…

Four Dogs’ Annual Chicken Celebration Returns

Four Dogs Pet Supplies’ Queens Coop Tour will take place on Saturday, March 30, at participating coops. Come out and see how your Charlotte neighbors have set up living spaces for their backyard chickens.

Recognizing our NoDa Businesses

This year (and for each year to come), we want to make sure our Business Council Members can show our residents and neighbors that they are supporting our community. To do this, each business that is part of our Business Council will receive the window cling shown below to put on their store front and on their website…

Everyday Rhythms: Eating with Purpose

Eating: something that we all do, so it gives us all something in common. Of course we have to eat to survive, but it is also a way that we celebrate. Every event, from birthdays and holidays to baby showers and weddings, has some form of food to enjoy. “Festivity” and “feasting” both come from the same root word! Since the dawn of time, food has given us not only sustenance to live, but also a deep bond with family, friends, and cultures, providing us a safe place to share our lives with one another…

#askingforafriend #askingforme

#askingforme is an advice column featuring Grace Sanders, a psychotherapist with over 25 years of experience helping people improve their “human-in-process” stuff. Send questions to her at askingforme@noda.org (or use the anonymous form below). Hi Grace, I love how open our neighborhood is towards dogs, and greeting my neighbors out walking them is one of…

Back in the Day with Sanctuary

There are plenty of great places to grab a drink in NoDa, and new places are opening up regularly, but for many NoDazens, you just can’t beat the old stalwart that is Sanctuary Pub. Sanctuary isn’t a place to chase down the newest fad in craft beers or rare wines, but it can’t be beat…

NoDa Barbershop Opens

“A traditional, classic, old-school neighborhood barbershop.” That’s how principal owner Anthony Lane describes his vision for NoDa Barbers. The shop opened in NoDa on December 19 on the corner of North Davidson and E. 35th Streets, next to Fu’s Tattoos. Anthony, who grew up on the upper west side of Manhattan, moved his business from…