This Weekend in Lake Norman – Jan. 27th – 30th

This Weekend in Lake Norman – Jan. 27th – 30th

Food trucks and breweries — seems like a great marriage! There are over 40 food trucks listed in our Guide to Lake Norman Food Trucks. And then there are over 30 breweries and other great places to get a cold glass of truly delicious beer in our Breweries, Wine &...

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SERVING WITH LOVE: Sweetwater Farms – Huntersville

SERVING WITH LOVE: Sweetwater Farms – Huntersville

Bringing a fictional farm to life! In part 2 of this 2-part series, LKNConnect's Director of Non-profits & Special Services, Margi Kyle, interviews Susan Lurz, Owner of Sweetwater Farms in Huntersville, NC about the teaching farm and its history. Click here to...

INSPIRATION: Taking Your Book From Dream To Reality!

INSPIRATION: Taking Your Book From Dream To Reality!

Publisher and Author, Melanie Houston, talks about her journey. It's not easy getting a book published, there are unexpected challenges and surprising blessings along the way. In an LKNConnect video interview, Melanie Houston, publisher and author of My Afrikah Hair,...

Let’s Take A Walk: McDowell Creek Greenway

Let’s Take A Walk: McDowell Creek Greenway

The newest gem on the Cornelius Emerald Necklace. Last Wednesday afternoon, I had rushed around, running errands, and doing grocery shopping – and, I felt, well, grumpy and annoyed. My last stop was at Publix near Magnolia estates and as I packed my groceries away...

LKN HIDDEN TREASURE: Sweet Dreams Mattress & Furniture

LKN HIDDEN TREASURE: Sweet Dreams Mattress & Furniture

Dreams Really Can Come True! Do you need to redecorate a room in your home, purchase a new mattress or just receive a dose of kindness and the warmth of a friendly smile? If the answer to any of these questions is “YES”, then you need to visit Sweet Dreams Mattress...

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BEST OF 2021 – In the Kitchen

BEST OF 2021 – In the Kitchen

Our most popular recipes! You have been sharing your favorite recipes with us for over 2 years now! We started in 2020 when everyone was stuck inside and looking for new and delicious recipes. (See our 2020 cookbook.) All of our recipes have step-by-step instructions...

BEST OF 2021 – LKNConnect Restaurant Reviews!

BEST OF 2021 – LKNConnect Restaurant Reviews!

LKNConnect connects you with the best dining in the Lake Norman area. In 2021, we started with our Restaurant Guide, our Quick Guide to Pizza, our Quick Guide to Half-Price Wine specials among others, and of course, our Restaurant Reviews (click here for the full...

IN THE KITCHEN – Your Favorite Recipes & More!

IN THE KITCHEN – Your Favorite Recipes & More!

LKNConnect is Your Guide to Local Shopping, Dining & Living in Lake Norman. There is lot of great cooking (and eating!) here in Lake Norman. LKNConnect makes it easy to find your favorite recipes with our NEW Recipes guide. By selecting Recipes from the Quick...

ASK THE BUTCHER: Making a Great Beef Stew

ASK THE BUTCHER: Making a Great Beef Stew

Starts with the right cut of beef! Remember, fat is flavor. The best, and actually, the least expensive cut that’s the most delicious, is boneless chuck roast. Don’t pick the leanest piece because we need internal fat (marbling) to get the best flavor. Your favorite...