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A Stage for All Monica Pettiford’s Porch Productions youth theater company celebrates its 10th season. by Vanessa Infanzon More than 20 years ago, Monica Pettiford staged a sit-in on Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday at Queens University of Charlotte. The silent protest led by Pettiford, then an undergraduate at the liberal-arts university, was successful; it convinced the school’s president to…

Fostering Fitness

Try It For Life founder Alyse Kelly Jones helps women of all fitness levels meet their training goals. By Michelle Boudin Alyse Kelly Jones is all about empowering women. The 54-year-old managing partner at Novant Health Mintview OB/GYN is known for helping women improve their sex lives — her TedX Talk Charlotte was called “Shedding Sexual Shame (and Some of…

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Brew Master Lenny boy Brewing’s Townes Mozer discusses the synergies of brewing kombucha and beer, adding a kitchen at his South End taproom, and his role motivating staff. By Michael J. Solender Photograph by Nathan Villaume Townes Mozer brewed his first batch of kombucha in his college apartment building’s laundry room after a friend got him hooked on the slightly…