Sunday, November 30, 2008

Lincolnton Christmas Parade Rescheduled

Due to inclement weather, the 2008 Lincolnton Christmas Parade & Tree Lighting has been rescheduled for Sunday, November 7, 2008. The parade will begin at the Lincolnton High School at 4:00 p.m., and progress, via Court Square and East Main Street, to the intersection of Flint Street and East Main Street. The Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony will follow on the East side of Court Square. All activities surrounding the event will remain the same; only the date was changed in an effort to keep the many participants in the parade from marching/riding in the cold rain, and to retain the spectators that the weather may have otherwise deterred. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

On the 9th Day of Christmas shop Downtown at Kate McCall

Kate McCall, located at 317 E Pine St, offers a great assortment of gifts and Christmas ideas that will get you ready for the holidays!

For the home, Kate McCall has pillows, tree skirts, stockings, and other unique accessories. For holiday parties you will find invitations, Aspen Mulling Spices, and a great selection of hostess gifts that are wrapped and ready to give!

As always, Kate McCall’s children’s room is stocked with lots of fun items and great gifts. You can find collegiate gifts for guys, Trapp candles and jewelry for the girls, and the perfect couple gift…a personalized stamp or embosser.

Come take a peak at all the great things Kate McCall can offer and the beautifully decorated shop at its 6th Annual Holiday Open House on Friday Nov. 28th and Saturday, Nov. 29th 10 – 5:30 each day.

The Holiday Open House will feature evergreen wreaths and kissing balls!

For more information call (704) 748-6533

Holiday Open House

The Last Picasso will have a holiday open house this Friday the 27th, Saturday the 28th and Sunday the 29th from 10am until 5pm. Sunday from 1pm - 5pm.

21 artists, wood turners, potters and crafters will be on hand to pedal their original and handmade wares for Christmas.

It’s 3 DAYS ONLY and everyone is invited!!! It will take place on the first floor Lincoln Cultural Center.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

On the 8th Day of Christmas shop Downtown at Court Street Grille

Anyone on your shopping list will be pleased to receive a gift certificate from Court Street Grille. Located at 113 Court Sq, Court Street Grille offers a variety of cuisines for anyone’s taste buds. Great menu items include Homemade Pizzas, Tortilla Pizzas, Salads, Pastas, Calzones, Stromobli, Sandwiches, Subs, Pitas, Wraps, and Kids Meals.

Don’t forget about the daily specials, $1.99 beer specials, and fabulous desserts!

Enjoy Friends, Food, and Drinks at Court Street Grille this holiday season!

For more information call: (704) 732-3242

Monday, November 24, 2008

On the 7th Day of Christmas Shop Downtown at Heavenly Paws

This holiday season shop at Heavenly Paws located at, 213 N Aspen St, for your four legged friends or family members. Heavenly Paws specializes in dog grooming and has a great assortment of dog and cat bowls that start at $10 and up.
You will also find pet collars and pet care products.

Keep your furry friend warm this winter with a handmade coat or get a handmade dog tote to carry their favorite toys!

Heavenly Paws provides ordering services for pet products, gift basket options, and gift cards for all products and grooming services to make your hound’s holiday shopping easy!

For more information call (704) 732-8000

Friday, November 21, 2008

On the 6th Day of Christmas Shop Downtown at the Lincoln County Farmers' Market that will take place Saturday, November 22

“Find holiday food, decor, and gifts from local hands and local lands” at the Holiday Farmers Market located at 225 West Water Street.

Farmers and artists will have their goods for sale at the Lincoln County Farmers Market that will make unique holiday gifts for anyone on your shopping list. You will find unique items like woven baskets, candles, fiber crafts, wood crafts, and gourds amongst others.

The market opens at 8 a.m. Refreshments, entertainment and cooking demonstrations begin at 9 a.m.

For more information call: 704-736-8461

Thursday, November 20, 2008

On the 5th Day of Christmas Shop Downtown at Hi-Lites!

This Holiday Season shop at Hi-Lites located at, 116 E Main St, and save 25-70% every day on department store name brands, specialty store labels, and catalog name brands. Hi-lites offers Juniors, Misses, and Plus sizes.

Find the perfect gift from a great selection of work wear, school wear, weekend and family wear, get-together and special night out apparel at outlet prices you’ll love!

New shipments arrive weekly so you can find the latest styles for all the ladies on your shopping list!

For more information call (704) 732-6761

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

It's Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas.....

It's that time of year again and it shows in downtown Lincolnton. The City of Lincolnton Electric and Public Works crews have been fast at work decorating the downtown commercial district for the 2008 Holiday Season. Downtown's holiday centerpiece - a 30 ft. Cedar Christmas Tree - was delivered this morning to round out the decorations of garland and bows that were put up last week.

Be sure to attend the lighting of our largest-ever downtown Christmas Tree on Sunday, November 30th following the Lincolnton Christmas Parade. For more information, call Lincolnton Business & Community Development at 704.736.8915 or email

The Last Picasso Grand Opening

The Last Picasso, located at the Lincoln Cultural Center, 403 East Main Street in Lincolnton, celebrated its Grand Opening on Tuesday, November 18, at 10:30 a.m. The event, sponsored by the Lincolnton-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce, was attended by several Chamber Ambassadors, City officials, fellow downtown business owners, and patrons of the new Cultural Center Gift Store.

The Gift shop features unique items that owner and artist Kae Wright along with other artists create. A few items in the store possess Lincoln and surrounding counties history.

Everyone who participated in The Last Picasso Grand Opening was very pleased with the shop and the contribution it gives to Downtown Lincolnton.

We invite you to browse the new Studio and Gift Shop.
For more information call 704.732-9055

On the 4th day of Christmas Shop Downtown at House of Trophies & Engravings/Classic Art & Framing

House of Trophies & Engravings/Classic Art & Framing offer personable gifts that will be special for everyone on your Christmas shopping list.

House of Trophies specializes in art preservation, custom framing, and custom shadow boxes and offers custom engraving for gifts you bring in or pick from a great selection of brass, pewter and glass gift items.

Its customizable gifts include pictures frames, photo albums, key chains, desk name plates and plaques that will commemorate your family and friends. Also shop the stores wide variety of original art and poster prints.

House of Trophies is located at 118 E Main St. For more information call 704 735-2668

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

On the 3rd day of Christmas Shop Downtown at Color Me Pretty!

This Holiday season, shop at Color Me Pretty for the women in your life. Color Me Pretty, located at 109 E. Main St., offers high fashion hand bags, jewelry and clothing any woman or young girl would love.

Also find a great assortment of fragrances, makeup, and hair products from the hair salon that make great stocking stuffers.

If you’re not quite sure what to get, gift certificates are offered for store and hair salon.

For more information call:
(704) 732-0270

Monday, November 17, 2008

Business After Hours with DDA & LEDA Nov. 20

Race on over to the Lincolnton-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours, Thursday, November 20th from 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., co-sponsored by the Downtown Development Association of Lincolnton and the Lincoln Economic Development Association.

The event will be held at LEDA's new offices, located at 502 East Main Street, with special guests Crawford & Crawford Racing and hometown favorite Doug Herbert. Plenty of food, drinks, and motorsports-themed activities will be on hand....and we may even have a few surprises along the way.

To reserve your pit pass, call 704.732.1511 or email

On the 2nd Day of Christmas Shop Downtown at Melamoose Scoops & Java!

Anyone on your holiday shopping list would be delighted to get a gift certificate from Melamoose Scoops & Java for a sweet treat!

Located at 119 E Main St, Melamoose Scoops & Java offers a little bit of everything for every taste including Pizza, Subs, Hotdogs, Ice Cream, and Espresso Bar!

You can never go wrong with a gift certificate for the holidays!

For more information call: (704) 735-0355

Friday, November 14, 2008

On the 1st day of Christmas Shop Downtown at Merle Norman!

Merle Norman located at 224 E Main St, offers a great variety of holiday gift sets which are sure to please your family and friends!

Skincare Stars - $25.00
Includes: Cleanser, Toner, Clay Mask and Preventage Moisturizer
Lip Stars - $25.00
Includes: 4 Merle Norman Lipsticks and Carrying Case
Brush Stars - $35.00
Includes: Foundation Brush, Blush Brush, 2 Eyeshadow Brushes, Eyeliner Brush, Carrying Case, and Brush Cleaner
Merry Kisses - $ 35.00
Includes: Carrying Case, 3 Lip Pencil Plusses, and Sharpener
Angel Eyes - $38.00
Includes: Eye Makeup Remover, Xtra Length Mascara, Perfecting Eye Base, Wrinkle Eye Smoother
Let It Glow - $ 40.00
Includes: Derma Peel System, Energizing Concentrate, Wrinkle Smoother

Come take a peak at all the great things Merle Norman can offer at its Holiday Open House Friday, November 14th and Saturday, November 15th (refreshments provided). And don’t miss Merle Norman’s exclusive FREE gift offered through the month of November with any purchase.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Downtown for the Holidays

Tis’ the season for holiday shopping! Business and Community Development along with Downtown Businesses would like to help you get your holiday shopping done early with our own version of the 25 days of Christmas!

Starting Novem
ber 14th a new holiday gift idea from downtown businesses will be featured on the blog each day. So make your list, check it twice and bring it to Downtown Lincolnton.

The best way to avoid being a holiday Grinch is to avoid busy malls during the holidays!

If you are a business and have a great holiday gift idea please contact us!
704-736-8915 or

Monday, November 10, 2008

Veteran's Day Parade and Ceremony

Please join and Salute the Veterans of Lincolnton Tuesday November, 11 as they gather to remember past and present wars.

The parade will begin at 11:00 a.m. around Flint St. and E. Main St. (across from the Police Department) and will end in front of the James W. Warren Citizen’s Center. No application is required to be a part of the parade. Entries are to line up on Water Street before the start of the parade.

A ceremony will be held immediately following the parade on the west side of the court square to honor veterans. The ceremony will feature a speaker from the new VA Clinic in Hickory and will include the presentation of the Veteran of the Year Award.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Veterans Appreciation Cruise-In Sunday

The semi-annual Downtown Lincolnton Veterans Appreciation Cruise-In will take place this Sunday, November 9th, from 1:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. The event is being hosted by Holy Cross Lutheran Church and the Downtown Development Association of Lincolnton.

All cars and trucks manufactured before 1974 are welcome to cruise in to the event, which will be held in the 100 through 400 blocks of East Main Street. Organizers request a $2.00 flag donation from attendees, and ask that no cruisers arrive before 12:30 p.m.

LEDA Art Invitational

On November 3, 2008 The Lincoln Economic Development Association (LEDA) announced its Third Rotation of the LEDA Art Invitational 08’.

The Leda Art Invitational is a collaborative effort between the Economic Development Organization and invited professional artists that have worked or lived in Lincoln County. The purpose of these exhibits is to showcase the cultural richness of Lincoln County to visitors who visit the LEDA facility.

Featured 2008 artists:

Karen Banker
Ginny H. Boyd
Lynn Dermott
Tom Owen
Dene Scott Smith
Zac Vinson
Kae Wright
Beth Yarbrough

This exhibit will run through January 7, 2009 in the LEDA Board Room Gallery located at 502 East Main Street Downtown Lincolnton. View times are Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm.

If you missed the Second Rotation it is not too late. The artists have donated their work from the Second Rotation to be displayed again at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church from November 2 to November 30. Show hours for the Second Rotation are Mon-Thurs 9 am-12:00 pm. For additional availability call 704-732-9179.

A reception will be open to the public on Friday, November 21 from 7:00 to 8:30 pm at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church located at 315 North Cedar Street Lincolnton, NC.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

November's Book of the Month!

Find our Book of the Month on the right side of the blog. Go to the Charles R. Jonas Library and order the book through inter-library loan
or for your own copy call North State Books 704-732-8562

November's Book of the Month is:
New Towns For Old: Achievements In Civic Improvement In Some American Small Towns And Neighborhoods by John Nolen