At the close of our first full year, I would like to take a moment to introduce you to all the ways, LKNConnect® is Bringing Local to Life! This article is the first in a series of three articles describing each of the sections of the online magazine, Community, Health, and The Marketplace.


Read About Your Community


The Arts: Find where your favorite local artist, actor, dance group or band is performing in our events section. Read more about them and local arts organizations in our features. Improve your imagination and creative skills with activities and classes found in Start Your Week and This Weekend in Lake Norman columns.



B2B: The Lake Norman region actively supports its local businesses. Business owners—get free business and marketing advice through our popular columns ASK ALAN by Business Coach Alan Adler and improve your branding with Marketing Expert George Paul III.



Balanced Living: Read about ways to enhance your quality of life whether it’s drumming, salt spas, or homeopathic remedies.


Bon Appétit: Take a peek behind the scenes in local restaurants. Learn the skills and techniques shared by our featured chefs. Recipes and restaurant reviews.



Happy Hour: How to pair wine with food—what are the best wines at prices you can afford? LKNConnect is proud to feature two sommeliers: Adam Arlen from The Peninsula Club and Jennifer Roberts from Corks and Boards share their expertise curating superior wines for your seasonal celebrations.


Health & Wellness: The place to go for tips and advice on healthy living. This section has grown so much, we’ve given it a new domain: The new website includes health & wellness articles, featured providers, health-related events/seminars, and additional resources gathered in one place for your ease-of-use.


Hospitality and Tourism: Features attractions and unique lodging in the Lake Norman region.


Lifestyle: You won’t be bored this weekend—we’ve collected all the great events and activities in the Lake Norman region in one place. Our most popular article This Weekend in Lake Norman is published on Friday. Start Your Week is published on Monday and is your resource for activities and events during the week. This section is also the place to look for Outstanding Non-Profit organizations, advice about pets, gardening, featured events, local authors, book reviews, and other regional information.


Local Government: Don’t have time to go to your town’s board meeting? Read a quick summary of your local town board meetings from Huntersville, Cornelius, Davidson, and Mooresville. We will be expanding to include coverage of Troutman and Denver in 2020.


Moneywise: Great shopping tips and other ways to save money.


Write About Your Community

We offer experienced and novice writers the opportunity to share their expertise and expand their online portfolio. Community articles are short: 350 to 500 words, typically on one topic and in one of the categories shown above.

Contact Ellen Stafford, Managing Editor, for writer’s guidelines.


Share Your Events with Your Community

We welcome your events for our community calendar. We will feature them in This Weekend in Lake Norman or Start Your Week depending upon the event day(s). Please email: with the following:

Title of Your Event



Any Admission Fees

Description (a paragraph describing your event).

Let us know if your event occurs on a weekly or monthly basis.

Include at least one horizontal photo depicting your event.



What’s Next?

The Health & Wellness and The Marketplace sections will be featured in our next two articles. Click on each of the links to visit them now.