Archive - Outlook
October 28th, 2011
Emily Perry, 16, began dancing when she was six years old and hasnât stopped. As soon as she was old enough to help in the kitchen, she started baking.
Little did she know that her skills in the kitchen would help her dancing career. Her dancing, however, led her to use her culinary skills. Hence, âCupcakes4 Ballet.â
From the time she was 6, she danced, and she danced on pointe to where the increase in the intensity of her ballet training caused her to wear out two to three pairs of pointe shoes per month.
Lawyer Eades is now hailed as folk artist Eades
Robert Oren Eadesâ first art show was at Hickory Museum of Art in 2006.
âI sold all my stuff and had fun,â Eades said.
That day was pivotal â Eades closed his law practice and turned his attention to art â 3-D folk art.
As a resident of Sherrills Ford, Eades spends his days creating more folk art in 3-D.
Eades recalls a childhood of drawing and always making things.
âI donât recall taking art lessons,â Eades said.
Some people would look at the building on 1717 Highland Ave NE in Hickory and just see an old building, but Jeff and Carol Anne Hartman see much more.
âItâs an old house, so itâs not super fancy,â Carol Anne said. âIt doesnât have all the bells and whistles of a new building, but it has charm and character of a space where you just want to soak in everything thatâs been there for the last 70 years and let it create something.â
Dr. Richard Griffin recently returned from Bolivia. Again.
Griffin, 78, was 34 when he made his first trip to Bolivia. After 44 years, he lost count of the number of times he traveled to Bolivia.
âOh, I guess 30 trips, something like that,â Griffin answered softly.
The gentle-mannered doctor is accustomed to the hectic pace of a busy ophthalmology practice. Griffin â born and raised in Hickory â was in practice with his father for many years, the late Harold Griffin. He continued in the family practice when his father retired. Then, Griffin signed on at Graystone Ophthalmology.
Ellen Ball cannot imagine life without art and creativity.
âAs jazz great Miles Davis once said, âI would just wanna be dead if I couldnât create,ââ Ball said. âFor me, it is as intrinsically necessary to being as breathing.â
Ball, 50, grew up in HIckory with creative parents in a household that included a painting studio, sewing room, workshop full of tools, art, music and books.
âThere was no way I could not be an artist,â she said. âOne of my first drawings was on the living room wall.â
Although the Balls Creek Campmeeting is a month away, âtentâ owners are beginning to prepare for the 158th year of the historic campmeeting.
The wooden shacks, called tents, are cleaned, painted and aired out in anticipation of Sunday, Aug. 14, opening day for the annual campmeeting.
Campmeeting will commence with the 7:30 p.m. service and will close with the 7:30 p.m. service on Sunday, Aug. 28.
According to Robert Eades, chairman of the Board of Trustees for Balls Creek Campground, a workday will be held Saturday, July 16.
Mountain biking with a large family isn’t always easy. There are different speeds to consider, questions of endurance, child seats perched on the back of bikes versus toddler-sized carriages, and of course, those who don’t even care to bike. It is because there are so many factors that the location becomes imperative. Biking with friends, I found the perfect place that not only met everyone’s needs, but proved to be enjoyable even for non-bikers. It was a place as unique as its name: The Virginia Creeper Trail.
Four musicals, a Shakespeare classic and a âback by popular demandâ comedy highlight the Hickory Community Theatreâs 2011-12 season.
Leading the fun on the Jeffers Theater main stage is the timeless classic musical âThe Sound of Musicâ in September. It is followed by âDisneyâs The Jungle Book âKidsâ showing in October.
When the news broke about 10-year-old Zahra Baker, a city reeled in shock and pain. Soon, shock waves resounded throughout the world as millions learned of her death and dismemberment.
A Hickory teenager, deeply moved, wrote a song for Zahra.
Catawba County Agri-tourism Day will be held Saturday, June 18. The day offers free family fun, self-guided tour of Catawba County farms and farm-related events.
The Agri-tourism Day is made possible with funding support from the North Carolina Agricultural Development and Farmland Preservation Trust Fund. Agricultural District signs are located on farmlands where the farmers committed to preserve the agricultural way of life.