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April 26th

Renaissance Man Finds Respite in Making Dolls

April 26, 2012

Louis Nunnery is somewhat of a Renaissance man with a thirst for knowledge. He savors life with an eyes-wide-open intensity.

Nunnery served in the Navy, which took him to many ports all over the world.

Nunnery is an artist — his paintings range from the surrealism of Dali to the Baroque style of the 17th century.

April 19th

Inaugural festival showcases original music and more

April 19, 2012

Don’t expect to see “Deadly Murder” onstage at Hickory Community Theatre in the Firemen’s Kitchen. Instead, be prepared to listen to an eclectic mix of musicians. Be prepared to laugh and then laugh some more at improv. Be prepared to wonder at the world of illusion.

March 30th

Artist commits to year-long challenge

March 30, 2012

Darbey Younce is head over heels in love. That’s what she says, but then, so do most 16-year-olds. She’s been in love since May 2010 when she was in New York City with her family for their first visit to the Big Apple. You see, Younce is in love with photography. This is what happened when she picked up a camera one day in New York City.

March 15th

Open the Hatch

March 15, 2012

The small sandwich shop on a busy corner in downtown Hickory opened inauspiciously two weeks ago. The lights went on and the door was unlocked, and Hatch Sandwich Bar opened without fanfare ... yet.

For owners Zach Harkins and Colin Makin, Hatch is their first venture as owners of a restaurant, but it’s a dream both have had for years.

Harkins attended UNC-Chapel Hill and Appalachian State University. He graduated from ASU in 2011 with a bachelor’s degree in communications.

Makin, originally from Boonsboro, Md., graduated from ASU in 2008 with degrees in philosophy and religion.

March 8th

ReSource of new life

March 8, 2012

Our nation is often times known as a throwaway nation, but as the old saying goes, “One man’s junk is another man’s treasure.”

Resource Warehouse & Gallery isn’t your grandma’s traditional resale shop. Eddie Broussard explains why.

Broussard serves on the board of directors for ReSource and Safe Harbor Rescue Mission.

March 1st

In Tune with the Arts

March 1, 2012

John Coffey and Jeff Hartman have a lot in common — both are extremely talented artists and are known and recognized “far and wide,” as the saying goes. They’ve known each other for 16 years but the ease of being around them together speaks volumes more than 16 years. It’s only natural for Coffey and Hartman to team up together in business. But to these artists, it’s more than business, and they don’t like to think of what they do as business....

They met at The Green Room Community Theatre’s 1996 production of Broadway’s longest running musical, “The Fantasticks.”

February 10th

Say ‘I Do’ on Valentine’s Day

February 10, 2012

They fell in love when he was 16, and she was 14. They never married, and there was never anyone else. Now, 14 years later Derick Willis and Angela Seagle will marry Tuesday, Feb. 14, at 5:30 p.m. And, they expect quite a crowd — in fact, a “courthouse” full of friends and family.

Willis and Seagle will make Valentine’s Day their wedding day by saying “I do” at the Register of Deeds office in Catawba County.

February 2nd

Dinosaurs invade Catawba Science Center

February 2, 2012

Slip back in time — way back — like millions of years ago and walk among dinosaurs in a lush, primordial swamp setting of misty pools and hanging vines. Impossible to miss amid delicate ferns are six not-so-delicate roaring, robotic dinosaurs.

The immersive, prehistoric setting in Catawba Science Center’s Carpenter Hall is home for the dinosaurs through Sept. 2.

January 26th

Spend the Day with Phalaenopsis Lovers

January 26, 2012

Phyllis Erikson’s passion for orchids began 30 years ago. As hobbyists, Erikson and her husband, Dale, filled their home with orchids. Soon, they ran out of room, moved the orchids to an outdoor shed and quickly filled it.

“That first winter, all our orchids froze,” she said. “That’s when we built the greenhouse.”

Erikson turned her hobby into an avocation, a vocation and now a business. Ironwood Estate Orchids is located behind the Eriksons’ home, nestled in the woods, with two greenhouses full of orchids in various stages of growth and bloom.

January 19th

Flapping Birds, Jumping Frogs: Know When to Fold ‘em

January 19, 2012

As a toddler growing up in Chicago, Catherine LeFevers tried to understand the ancient art of origami. LeFevers grew up surrounded by art — her parents attended Art Institute of Chicago. A collection of origami books, published in 1959, was nestled among many stacks of art books.

LeFevers, 51, and a resident of Newton, still has these books.
“I was intrigued with origami but couldn’t understand it,” she said. “I did fold paper as a child.”

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