It’s too early now, but by the end of March, it is possible we may start seeing ruby-throated hummingbirds in Charlotte! As the migration map shows above, April is the month for widespread arrival of these wonderful birds in the Charlotte area, but towards the end of March, we may be able to spot a […]


Stone Theatre Flashback Cinema – Classic Movies on the Big Screen

Redstone Theatres are hosting Flashback Cinema every Sunday and Wednesday. March 17 & 20 The Quiet Man (1952)   March 24 & 27 The Godfather Part II (1974)  March 31  & April 3 The Philadelphia Story (1940) Regular admission price applies. Please see the theatre website for show times. Related posts: Children’s Theatre of Charlotte Classic Movie Reviews – […]


Lennar’s 55+ Tree Tops

Our vision as a magazine is to be a resource for the needs and desires of the Charlotte 55+ community. An important part of that vision is promoting Charlotte as a retirement destination. Large community development corporations like Pulte and Lennar already understand where this real estate train is heading and are investing vast sums […]


Cruising the Fjords of Norway

By Bob Gloor ~ Established by the Norwegian government to facilitate travel along Norway’s long, jagged coastline, the Hurtigruten Cruise Line was founded in 1893 to sail along Norway’s western and northern coast between of the southern city Bergen and the northern city of Kirkenes, 1374 nm away (1600 miles). Hurtigruten ships sail almost the […]


Remedies for Fitful Nights

By Lisa M. Davila, B.S.N., M.S. ~ You feel as if you’ve tried everything, but a restful night’s sleep still eludes you. You are not alone. “In one study, 57% of older Americans complained of sleep difficulties and only 12% actually reported normal sleep,” says Matt Narrett, M.D., chief medical officer for Erickson Living. Although […]


How Should You Respond to Wild Swings in Financial Markets?

What’s going on with the financial markets? Specifically, what’s behind the price swings of the past several weeks? And, more important, how should you, as an individual investor, respond? To begin with, the recent volatility was not really all that extraordinary. The daily drops pushed U.S. stocks down about 10% from their recent record highs, […]