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Print Edition 2015-05-22 – QNotes

Summer in the South

Pride fests, travel destinations, food tips and more

The summer is heating up in the South and we’ve got a boat load of cool places to visit, fun things to do and yummy food tips to wet your appetite. Read the following stories to set your course for your summer’s enjoyment.

Carolina day trips from the mountains to the coast

Grab some picnic goodies, take a tour and explore the Carolinas

There’s nothing quite like riding through the Carolina countryside. Friends and family piled in the car. Windows down. Breeze blowing through the car. Music playing on the radio.

Fire up your grilling game with expert tips and specialty cheese

Your backyard grill is calling out for you as summer rolls into season

Every grilling season presents a new opportunity to add recipes and tricks to your routine. This year, kick up your cooking skills with advice from the ultimate grill master, Chef Michael Symon, co-host of ABC’s “The Chew,” and author of three best-selling cookbooks and owner of several restaurants.

Our People: Q&A with Dianna Ward

HRC Steering Committee member, Charlotte B-Cycle director

Dianna Ward’s smile is infectious. Her spirit open and welcoming. She’s got principled views, a warm heart and open arms. I’ve had the pleasure of knowing Dianna for a while, and our conversations together have made me grow and reflect.