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Lessons From My Father

Generosity, patience and martinis with a twist — a writer’s remembrance in honor of Father’s Day. by Michael J. Solender I think of my father most often early in the mornings. Many years ago, when I was a teen, it was in those pre-dawn hours that we connected so deeply, our Minneapolis home dark and shuttered as my mom and…

To-do list

June this month’s five essential dates 5/30 – 6/23 What do you get when you cross Saturday Night Live, Broadway and the Queen City? Charlotte Squawks, of course. For 15 hilarious years, this group of talented local performers have come together to crack jokes about pop culture, sports, politics and life. Spend a side-splitting night at the group’s Quackceañera at…

My Favorite Things . . .

In this new feature, we ask a Charlotte tastemaker to share his or her best-loved vendors, restaurants, getaways and other other can’t-live-without-it obsessions. This month, we feature Whitley Adkins Hamlin of the Queen City Style, a wardrobe stylist and personal shopper and a regular contributor to SouthPark magazine.   “I love nostalgia and anything that triggers a happy memory or…