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Happy Tuesday! A high of 72 today and AccuWeather describes today as mostly sunny and pleasant - perfect time to hit up a patio after work (or this afternoon if you decide to cut the day short...)
Lazy Summer days may not be all bad
What to Do with Your Kids This Summer

School is winding down - if you're a parent, grandparent, or caregiver, you're likely lining up camps, trips, and childcare for the summer. (If you're not in charge of a kid, you're likely planning on sleeping in a few extra minutes every day since your commute may be faster.)

Heather McConnell Brown took a look at how summers have changed over a generation and shares ideas for helping kids find their way back to boredom. Because, after all, it's often boredom that sparks creativity, ingenuity, and fun.

However, if you are looking to have a good balance between letting kids be bored this summer and keeping your sanity, Charlotte Parent has a great list of some of the camps offered in Gaston County.
Mini Series: Gaston County with Fresh Eyes
Nellie's Southern Kitchen at Sunset
photo via Nellie's Southern Kitchen

What's it like to experience Gaston County as an outsider?

We've all read the write ups from Charlotte Agenda, regional newspapers, and various travel blogs about visiting Gaston County. But, what if you really look at what others are saying they like about our area? 

Sometimes taking a closer look can inspire new ideas, new ventures, or new appreciation for the places that surround us every day.
Read more here:
What to Do This Week
5/16 Stowe Family YMCA, Vin to Yin Yoga
5/16 Gastonia, Creative Pollinators
5/17 Gastonia, National Bike Safety Month: Bike to Work Day
5/17 Mount Holly, Summer Concert Series
5/18 Charlotte Breezers : Hike Crowders Mountain
5/18 Gastonia, Free Community Wellness Day
5/18 Gastonia, Bug Day at Schiele Museum
5/19 Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, The Fashion Excursion
Keep These On the Radar:

5/22 Town of Cramerton, Goat Island games
5/25 Gastonia, NC Small Business Expo by Savoir-Faire Magazine
5/25 Belmont, Town-Wide Garage Sale
5/25 Belmont, 15th Annual Classick 5k & Fun Run
5/27 Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens, 3rd Annual Jazz Under the Stars
Featured Partner- Cali Pharms NC
Cali Pharms NC in Belmont, NC


Cali Pharms in Belmont is now open

The News- Observer reports that as of March 2019, there were 634 growers licensed to raise hemp on 7,922 acres and in nearly 3.5 million square feet of greenhouse space in NC. 

Finding retailers who source quality CBD products can be an issue - the latest retailer to open their doors in Gaston County is Cali Pharms NC (located at 294 Beatty Dr).

photo via Cali Pharms NC
Interested in becoming a featured partner and reaching people all across Gaston County? Our advertising team can help. Contact us today to talk about how we can help your business thrive.
Featured Pull at Your Heart Strings

Adoptable, HW negative.

Molly is very social and loves everyone she meets. Molly seems housetrained and gets along well with other dogs.
4-26 intake, owner surrender, Molly weighs 51 lb 

Breed: Terrier, Pit Bull / Mix
Age: 3y 1m Gender: Female
Color: Brown / White
Spayed/Neutered: Yes

Size: Medium

Interested in adopting? Apply here.
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