Entries by Michael J. Solender

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SOUTHPARK MAGAZINE – On Pointe

July 1, Charlotte Ballet’s newly appointed artistic director, Hope Muir takes over the creative helm following the retirement of Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux. Muir comes to Charlotte from the role of assistant artistic director for the Scottish Ballet in Glasgow. She danced with English National Ballet before joining Rambert Dance Company, where she danced for more than […]

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SOUTHPARK MAGAZINE – Hole-in-One

PGA National Resort & Spa headlines a golf getaway in Florida’s Palm Beaches, a luxe destination where the fun only begins at the course.  Golf mania is in full swing this summer as Charlotte hosts the 99th PGA Championship, “The Season’s Final Major,” this August at SouthPark’s Quail Hollow Club. And while most of us […]

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BALANTYNE MAGAZINE – Paradise Found

Getaway to the Punta Cana delivers heaven for golfers and island enthusiasts. Charlotte’s hosting of the PGA Championship at the Quail Hollow Club in August is generating a new level of golf fever here leaving many seeking the ultimate golf holiday. A look south to the Dominican Republic’s Puntacana Resort & Club, reveals a shimmering […]

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CHARLOTTE HAPPENINGS – City on the Rise

There’s no questioning Charlotte’s prominence as a New South city and one of the fastest-growing urban hubs between Atlanta and New York City. Fueled by the boom in economic development and jobs in financial services, banking, technology and retail since the late 1980s, the city’s physical landscape—especially Uptown’s majestic skyline—has been reshaped to better accommodate […]

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LAKE NORMAN MAGAZINE – Good Times Roll On in Mobile

You’re never far from the water when in Mobile, Ala., nor do you want to be. As a sinking red-orange fireball sunset streaks across the coastline, I snake along the Mobile-Tensaw Delta on the “Osprey,” Wild Native Five River Safaris’ pontoon boat, enjoying an aerial show of brown pelicans, while nearby alligators soak up the […]