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Tour LearningRX North Charlotte – Brain Training

Tour LearningRX North Charlotte – Brain Training

Last week I had the pleasure of getting a grand tour of the new LearningRX North Charlotte facility located in Edison Square shopping Center in Concord. When I walked in, I was immediately greeted by Erin, and the Director himself, Brian Henderson. I immediately felt comfortable. The LearningRX facility is wide open, bright, and just […]

March/April 2014 City Unwrapped Advertisers

March/April 2014 City Unwrapped Advertisers

A BIG Thank You goes out to all of the March/April Advertisers! View the issue online! (Click the picture!) Contact us to advertise in the January/February issue of City Unwrapped. Maid Right of Greater Charlotte 11925 Sam Roper Dr., Suite D Charlotte, NC 28269  704-706-9275 LearningRx 10030 Edison Square Drive NW Concord, North Carolina 28027 704.499.8888 […]

Collins Cleaners – Same Day Service, Free Pick Up & Delivery

Collins Cleaners – Same Day Service, Free Pick Up & Delivery

Collins Cleaners prides as a owner operated, family business with over 18 years experience. Collins Cleaners is a full service dry cleaner including shoes, alterations, horse blankets, comforters, leather, table linens and more. Please inquire for any special need! The art of garment care…they practice it every day on everything from suits to shirts and delicate […]

Collins Cleaners – $20.00 Comforter Cleaning Special

Collins Cleaners – $20.00 Comforter Cleaning Special

Get your comforter cleaned for 20.00 at Collins Cleaners! And no need to bring it in! Collins Cleaners will come pick it up for you! Just print the following coupon!

The March/April 2014 Issue of City Unwrapped is now online!

The March/April 2014 Issue of City Unwrapped is now online!

Just click on the picture below to access the March April 2014 issue of City Unwrapped!

History, Art, and More

All About St. Patrick’s Day

All About St. Patrick’s Day

What is St. Patrick’s Day? St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated on March 17 annually, commemorating St. Patrick’s death, believed to be March 17th, 461. Saint Patrick is the patron saint and national apostle of Ireland. Born in England, he was kidnapped and brought to Ireland as a slave at the age of 16. He later […]

What Is That Mirrored Statue in Front of the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art?

What Is That Mirrored Statue in Front of the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art?

The mirrored statue in front of the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art is called “Firebird” and was created by pop artist Niki de Saint Phalle.  “Firebird” stands 17 feet tall and is meant to be touched, walked under, and it clearly makes a statement. In 2011, the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art hosted “Niki de […]

History Lesson – Civics 101 Part 1

History Lesson – Civics 101 Part 1

Did you know that in order to become a U.S. citizen you must have lived in the United States for at least five years? Or if  you are married to, and living with a U.S. citizen spouse, you can qualify after only three years? Did you know that you have to take  Citizen test to […]

What is Memorial Day?

What is Memorial Day?

When you hear ‘Memorial Day’ what is the first thing that pops into your head? Vacation day? Three day weekend? Barbecue? But do you really know what Memorial Day is? Memorial Day, also called Decoration Day, is a day set aside to honor those who died in service to our country. On May 5, 1868, […]

Historic Markers in Concord, NC

Historic Markers in Concord, NC

Within just a few minutes, and sometimes just a few feet, there are several historic markers located in Down Town Concord. The W.R. Odell Marker Located at the intersection of Church Street NE and Buffalo Street NW, on the right when traveling north on Church Street NE. Note: No parking available, it is literally kind […]

Home and Family

DIY Craft – Homemade Lip Gloss

DIY Craft – Homemade Lip Gloss

We made our homemade lip gloss when my daughter had her friend over. It is the perfect “do it yourself” craft for girls! Ingredients 1 Cup Vaseline 1 Package koolaid crystals, your choice of flavor, we chose Cherry! Lip gloss containers – We use empty containers we purchased at our local craft store. Directions 1. […]

Spring Cleaning Idea – Upcyle Your Storage Areas

Spring Cleaning Idea – Upcyle Your Storage Areas

Looking for new ways to up-cycle what you thought was trash? Why not try one of these unique storage ideas! Drawers a mess? Use ice cube trays to contain it! No where to put those plastic bags? Use an empty tissue container to store them! Use old Mentos containers to store nails, pins, and screws! […]

Create Your Own Hay Bale Garden

Create Your Own Hay Bale Garden

I love to garden, and I spent many years collecting perennials from friends and family, transplanting them and watching my garden grow. When I moved to NC three years ago, I was frustrated when I realized I could not even dig a hole in the hard clay in my backyard. I wanted to build raised […]

Maid Right – Home Cleaning Coupon in the Greater Charlotte Area

Maid Right – Home Cleaning Coupon in the Greater Charlotte Area

Maid Right of Greater Charlotte is offering a wonderful coupon for home cleaning in greater Charlotte area. Just print the information below!

Collins Cleaners – $20.00 Comforter Cleaning Special

Collins Cleaners – $20.00 Comforter Cleaning Special

Get your comforter cleaned for 20.00 at Collins Cleaners! And no need to bring it in! Collins Cleaners will come pick it up for you! Just print the following coupon!

Recipes

Shamrock Shake Recipes

Shamrock Shake Recipes

MMMMMMMMMMMM…. Who can resist a Shamrock Shake? Or what about a Shamrock Shake with a Twist? Shamrock Shake with a Twist Recipe Ingredients 3 cups mint chocolate chip ice cream 1 3/4 cups milk Directions Blend ingredients in a blender until completely smooth. Pour into glasses and serve! Original Shamrock Shake Recipe Ingredients 3 cups […]

Chocolate Espresso Pudding Recipe

Chocolate Espresso Pudding Recipe

This yummy Chocolate Espresso Pudding recipe is easy to make and absolutely delicious! Chocolate Espresso Pudding Author: Katie C. Ingredients ¼ cup & 2 tablespoons sugar 2 tablespoons cornstarch 1 tablespoon & 1 teaspoon espresso powder from Rocky River Coffee 2 cups whole milk 1 cup bittersweet or semisweet chocolate chips 1 tablespoon unsalted butter 1½ […]

Easy Chili Cheese Dip Recipe – Debbie A.

Easy Chili Cheese Dip Recipe – Debbie A.

The Easy Chili Cheese Dip recipe was submitted by Debbie A. from Mooresville. This easy to make recipe is always devoured at our family get togethers! ~ Debbie A. Easy Chili Cheese Dip Recipe – Debbie A. Author: Debbie A. Recipe type: Appetizer Ingredients 1 lb ground beef 1 (16 oz) jar mild salsa 1 lb process […]

Best Taco Dip Recipe…EVER!

Best Taco Dip Recipe…EVER!

This is seriously the BEST TACO DIP RECIPE EVER! Super easy and super yummy, I bet people will be scraping the sides for the very last bit of it! Best Taco Dip Recipe…EVER! Author: Katie C Recipe type: Appetizer Ingredients (2) 8 oz. cream cheese, softened ½ cup sour cream 1 8 oz. can mild or medium […]

Easy Loaded Baked Potato Slices Recipe!

Easy Loaded Baked Potato Slices Recipe!

Super easy appetizer recipe; Loaded Baked Potato Slices! Easy Loaded Baked Potato Slices Recipe! Author: Katie C. Recipe type: Appetizer Easy Loaded Baked Potato Slices Ingredients Washed baking potatoes Butter Grated Cheese Bacon Bits Chives Sour Cream (if desired) Instructions Heat oven to 400 degrees. Grease a baking sheet. Wash and cut potatoes into sliced, not too […]

Opinions, Randomness, and Everything Else

All About the Month of March

All About the Month of March

Fun Facts about March The name March comes from the Roman god of war, Mars. Britain used March 25th as the beginning of the New Year until 1752. Each year March and June end on the same day of the week. In Old English, March was called Hlyda, or Lide, meaning ‘loud’ referring to the […]

What We Are Reading – Radium Halos by Shelley Stout – Local Author

What We Are Reading – Radium Halos by Shelley Stout – Local Author

Shelley Stout is a local Charlotte author and recently I had the chance to read her book, Radium Halos. The book is written from the view of Helen Waterman, a 65- year old mental patient who was part of a group of female factory workers, who, in the 1920′s, contracted radiation poisoning from painting luminous […]

Who Are You and Why City Unwrapped Magazine? #clt

Who Are You and Why City Unwrapped Magazine? #clt

Since we started this magazine I have been asked many times, who am I and why did I create City Unwrapped magazine. I suppose both of those questions are reasonable for both readers and advertisers. I mean, we did kind of just pop up one day and at the end of the day, people want […]

Random Facts About Panthers

Random Facts About Panthers

The Panther is not a distinct species itself but is the general name used to refer to any black colored feline of the Big Cat family, most notably Leopards and Jaguars. * The Panther has been called ‘the ghost of the forest’ because of how stealthy it is. * Panthers have an average life span of 12 […]

All About the Month of January

All About the Month of January

All about the month of January – Holidays, Wacky Holidays, and Observances in the month of January Get Organized Month Bald Eagle Appreciation Days No Name Calling Week January 1 – New Year’s Day January 5- National Bird Day January 8 – National English Toffee Day January 11 – Learn Your Name in Morse Code […]

Around Town

4th Annual Cabarrus Puzzle Run for Autism

4th Annual Cabarrus Puzzle Run for Autism

Join the Cabarrus County Chapter of the Autism Society of North Carolina for the 4th Annual 5K Puzzle Run and 1-Mile Fun Run. This Autism Awareness event will be hosted at Cabarrus County’s beautiful Frank Liske Park. During this chip timed race, you’ll be surrounded by over 230-acres of family fun including a gorgeous 10-acre […]

St. Patrick’s Day Events in Charlotte and Surrounding Areas

St. Patrick’s Day Events in Charlotte and Surrounding Areas

There are a lot of things to do for St Patrick’s Day in Charlotte and cities around Charlotte. Check them out! St. Patrick’s Day Parade Downtown Mooresville March 8 – 3 pm A celebration of Saint Patrick’s Day including an Irish Pipe Band, an Irish Wolfhound, marching bands, dancers and more. Main Street from Iredell […]

Grand Opening – LearningRX Saturday March 1st!

Grand Opening – LearningRX Saturday March 1st!

Don’t miss the Grand Opening of LearningRX Saturday March 1st! When: Saturday March 1st 11 am – 4 pm Where: LearningRX 10030 Edison Square Dr NW Concord, NC 28027 What: Grand opening of Learning RX Games, raffles, tours, prizes, brain training activities and more! See you there!

Suzie’s Pride Presents: Lions & Tigers – A Masquerade Ball

Suzie’s Pride Presents: Lions & Tigers – A Masquerade Ball

Suzie’s Pride Big Cat Sanctuary is proud to announce our first ever “Lions and Tigers…A Masquerade Ball” a Formal/Black Tie Affair!! The evening will feature Hors d’oeuvres, Wine and Champagne. Photos, DJ and Dancing. Tickets $60 per couple March 1, 2014, 7:00pm to 11:00pm Venue: The Lakes A Wedding and Party Place 4577 Hilton Lake […]

Work For a Local Magazine – Sales Position

Work For a Local Magazine – Sales Position

Looking for a sales job in North Charlotte, Huntersville, Concord or surrounding areas? Then work for City Unwrapped magazine. Do you have extra time on your hands? What about working for a local magazine that allows you to visit businesses, work from home, part time or full time, and you can set your own schedule?!City […]

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| April 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

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Looking for a Fresh Start for Spring? Get Your House Painted! Happy Homes Painting

Looking for a Fresh Start for Spring? Get Your House Painted! Happy Homes Painting

| March 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

Even after all that Spring Cleaning, don’t you feel like something is still not right? When you walk into your home, does it yell “Blah, Blah, Blah”? If so, wouldn’t you rather it scream, “I’m beautiful, I’m comfortable, I am exactly what you were looking for!”? Painting a room, or rooms, is the quickest, easiest […]

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Maid Right of Greater Charlotte – Maid Services in Charlotte

Maid Right of Greater Charlotte – Maid Services in Charlotte

| March 1, 2014 | 2 Comments

Maid Right offers house cleaning services in Charlotte and surrounding areas. With one call for maid services in Charlotte, Maid Right will give you the time you want to enjoy the things you want to do. Maid Right is different from other maid services in Charlotte and surrounding areas because: Proprietary EnviroShield® technology goes beyond […]

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Sandy Alvis – Local Charlotte Realtor

Sandy Alvis – Local Charlotte Realtor

| March 1, 2014 | 6 Comments

Sandy Alvis Realty and Consulting is your Charlotte area realtor. Trust the Charlotte, Huntersville, Davidson, and beyond real estate expert when buying a house or selling a house. High standards, result oriented, but down to earth and approachable. You won’t go wrong with Sandy Alvis Realty and Consulting! Sandy Alvis Realty & Consulting425 E. Statesville […]

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Next Level Readiness – Emergency Management, Security, Training, Gear and Equipment for All-Hazard Incidents

Next Level Readiness – Emergency Management, Security, Training, Gear and Equipment for All-Hazard Incidents

| February 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

Next Level Readiness provides Emergency Management, Security, Training, Gear and Equipment for All-Hazard Incidents. Protecting your Family. Supporting your Recovery. Next Level Readiness wants you to be prepared in case of any emergency. Next Level Readiness is your source for gear, equipment and training for severe weather preparedness, all-hazard emergencies, hiking, camping, shooting sports and […]

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