Monthly Archives: June 2020

Charlotte Community Talk: Terrell Huntley

We all love a big family meal, especially at times like this. But a big community meal is something we’re missing — meals like the kind that brought our communities together during civil unrest of the 1960’s and other times when things got tense.

The community table returned to Charlotte last year, in a regular event called Civil Gatherings. It’s on hold for right now, but organizers have used this time to do good in our community when they couldn’t bring people together around a table. Terrell Huntley is here to tell us about all that’s going on.

Charlotte Community Talk: Jeff Gaeckle

This time of the year is when our neighborhood pools open and the kids can’t wait to get there. This year, however, is a little different. Pools closed during the COVID-19 pandemic, and only opened under Phase 2 of the reopening process — with new restrictions.

Luckily for us, we have one of the foremost experts on pools the Charlotte area here with us on the Charlotte Community Talk Podcast today. Welcome to Jeff Gaeckle, a well-known name in swimming circles — from SwimMAC to the UltraSwim Swim Meet to Carolina Pool Management, he’s got 40 years of pool experience to answer our questions.

Charlotte Community Talk: Ben Cooley

The economy is stretched right now with so many businesses that were forced to close down during stay at home restrictions, but one essential business that picked up pace is bike shops. Since outdoor exercise has been allowed and even encouraged, a lot of folks either dusted off old bikes, or bought new ones to take advantage of outdoor opportunities. Ben Cooley is the owner of Bicycle Sport on Selwyn Avenue in Myers Park and is here to fill us in on this new in-demand activity.