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Provided by Humane Society of Charlotte
Breed: Doberman Pinscher/Purebred
Age: 6 years
Location: Kennel One
Animal ID: 12463948
Intake Date: 2/25/2011
Adoption Price: $110.00
I sure to be into my new forever home in a Flash! As you can see from my picture, I haven't had it very easy in a while. I am pretty thin, but with some good food and good care, I will return to the gorgeous boy that I am! I am very friendly, a real kissy face who will push my nose under your arm if you forget to pet me. I was living outdoors before, but I would be better suited for life as an inside. Us Dobermans are really devoted to our families and crave attention. Plus, my short coat doesn't keep me warm during cold nights!
mbrace Send2Benz Service
Today, mbrace launches Send2Benz, a new service that allows drivers to remotely send destinations to their in-vehicle navigation system, and even find friends on the go, all from your iPhone! You can download the application directly from iTunes starting today. Mercedes-Benz mbrace is giving you more ways to stay connected, anywhere, anytime with the newest innovation to its suite of services -- Send2Benz. For more information on mbrace, visit http://www.mbusa.com
You see your favorite designer’s version of this season’s must-have item. It is more than you want to pay, but you have to have it. You might be able to justify the purchase if it’s an item you could get a lot of mileage out of it. Here’s how to make the most of the money you spend on your wardrobe.
Step 1: Eliminate Waste
The best way to determine if what you’re about to buy is money about to be wasted is to review your past buying habits. The best way to determine your past buying habits is to go through your closet and throw away things you never wear but "had to have"-- such items may unfortunately include parachute pants, leg warmers, denim jackets, for example. This exercise will help you shop with caution.
Step 2: Categorize Needs and Wants
Satisfy your wardrobe needs first. Professionals need professional clothes. Athletes need athletic clothes. Moms need stain proof clothes. Your lifestyle dictates your clothing needs. Do you prefer leisure activities or formal activities? Do you prefer elegant night clubs or a night at the movies? Matching your wardrobe with your interests and habits will provide you with a sensible wardrobe. Once the needs are taken care of you can move on to the wants. Wants include a special occasion dress or maybe a short term fashion fad for that special vacation. It’s okay to invest in short term clothing as long as your long term needs are satisfied first.
Step 3: Invest in Quality
"You get what you pay for" is more than an annoying axiom your parents shared with you repeatedly. It’s good advice. It doesn’t matter how much money you saved or how nice the pair of jeans and sweater combo looks if it disintegrates in the dryer after one use. Remember that buying quality doesn’t always mean breaking your budget. You can get high quality used clothing with a little bit of searching at a secondhand store for the same or less money as new, poor quality clothing that will fall apart in a month. A good rule is to buy quality used clothing until you can afford quality new clothing.
Step 4: Buy the Essentials
Certain items never go out of style. This category includes a little black dress, black pumps, a white-collared shirt, a dark pair of jeans and a classic bag. Find items that complement your physical assets, and because you’ll wear these items more frequently, it’s especially important to spend more money to get higher quality.
Step 5: Maintain
Wardrobe maintenance incorporates proper care of your wardrobe and proper care of your body. No matter how timeless a piece of clothing is, no matter what the quality, and no matter how much you spent on it, no item of clothing will fit properly if you gain 30 pounds. In addition, failure to follow proper care instructions will turn the most durable piece of clothing into dish rags in no time.
Location and HoursDriving Directions
Sales Dept. Hours
- Mon-Thurs: 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
- Fri: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
- Sat: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
- Sun: Closed
Service Dept. Hours
- Mon-Fri: 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
- Sat: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
- Sun: Closed
Mark your calendars and get ready to have a good time!
Felix Sabates' Mercedes-Benz of South Charlotte located in Pineville, North Carolina is pleased to announce the "Mercedes-Benz Mixer" meet and greet series. At the end of every month from March thru October 2011, our "Mercedes-Benz Mixer" will be located at one of eight featured restaurants in Charlotte such as Ruth's Chris, Palm Restaurant and Georges Brasserie. Even if you do not own a Mercedes-Benz, join us for the opportunity to socialize and network with Mercedes-Benz owners, Charlotte's finest restaurants, as well as our family and friends!
There will be complimentary cocktails, hors d'oeuvres and a display of breath taking new 2011 Mercedes-Benz vehicles accompanied by The Ladies and Gentlemen of Mercedes-Benz of South Charlotte. For those who attend, your name will automatically be entered into a drawing to win a dinner for two at George's Brasserie, Mercedes-Benz engraved gift and a Mercedes-Benz golf shirt. In addition to our "Mercedes-Benz Mixer," George's Brasserie is also presenting their Thursday night Jazz series, which will add a pleasant ambience to the evening. Make sure you mark your calendars and join Mercedes-Benz of South Charlotte every month for our "Mercedes-Benz Mixer"at Charlotte's finest restaurants.
Come on out, enjoy great food, make great friends, win great prizes and get to know the Best of the Best of Mercedes-Benz of South Charlotte.
Please RSVP to William Culp at 704-889-4444 x1011 or email firstname.lastname@example.org by March 17th to reserve your name and any guests you may want to bring.
The first "Mercedes-Benz Mixer" will take place at:George's Brasserie
Thursday, March 24th
6:00pm - 8:00pm
4620 Piedmont Row
Mark your calendar for upcoming "Mercedes-Benz Mixers"
- Ruth's Chris Southpark - Thursday, April 28, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
- Del Frisco's - Thursday, May 26, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
- The Palm - Thursday, June 23, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
- Ballantyne Spa and Resort - Thursday, July 28, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Recipe of the Month Brought to You by Georges Brasserie
Georges Brasserie is George Bakatsias' interpretation of French cuisine and tradition, offering joyful elegance and hospitality to guests. The Brasserie welcomes you into an atmosphere of warmth, radiance and delight. Guests can enjoy the ambiance, food and music in any one of our areas: Main Dining Room, Social Bar, Patio Seating, Raw Bar and Private Dining Room.
"Georges Brasserie is here to serve and add flavor to Charlotte. With our commitment and passion for service, we welcome you!"
Recipe makes approximately 15 six ounce crab cakes
1.5 # Jumbo lump crab meat
1 # Shrimp (any size)
2 Cups heavy cream
2 Egg whites
1/4 Cup diced red pepper
1/4 Cup diced red onion
1/4 Cup diced celery
1 Tblsp. chives
1 Tblsp. parsley
1.5 Tblsp. dijon mustard
1 Tsp. tobasco
1.5 Tblsp. lemon juice
3 Cups Panko bread crumbs
Salt and pepper to taste
Sautee red pepper, red onion, and celery until translucent then place in refrigerator to cool. Puree shrimp in blender or food processor until smooth, add egg white and puree for an additional two minutes then add heavy cream slowly. Do not overmix cream and shrimp puree. Transfer mixture into mixing bowl. Mix cooled sautéed vegetables and salt & pepper in shrimp mixture. Once evenly distributed slowly and gently fold in jumbo lump crab meat being careful not to over mix or break up crab meat. Gently spoon mixture into three inch metal round molds and cool in refrigerator until ready to prepare.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Place seasoned panko breadcrumbs in shallow pan. Take crabcakes and press into breadcrumbs. Then heat an oven-ready sauté pan on medium high heat on stove top. Add oil to coat bottom of sauté pan. Once oil starts to smoke slightly place crab cake in pan and sauté until bread crumbs are brown (2-5 Minutes). Then flip and place in preheated oven for 5-8 minutes until cooked through. Remove from pan and serve warm.
Chef Andrew Dodd
HOURS & LOCATION
MAIN DINING, BAR, PATIO & RAW BAR
Lunch Mon thru Fri 11:30 - 2:30 P
Lightfare Mon thru Fri 2:30 - 5 P
Dinner Mon thru Thurs 5 - 10 P
Fri & Sat 5 - 11 P
Sun 5 - 9 P
Lounge Fri & Sat until 1 A
Brunch Sun 11 - 3 P
4620 Piedmont Row Dr., Suite 110
Charlotte, North Carolina 28210
Located in Piedmont Town Center just West of Southpark Mall off Fairview Road
Mercedes-Benz Certified Pre-Owned
As a pioneer in pre-owned vehicle programs, Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) has introduced an enhanced extended limited warranty (ELW) for its Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) vehicles.
Effective February 2011, the Mercedes-Benz CPO ELW has additional mileage coverage for both the one and two year warranty packages: The one year will cover up to 120,000 miles (up from 100,000) and the two-year will cover up to 135,000 miles (up from 100,000).
Every Certified Pre-Owned Mercedes-Benz comes with a one year CPO warranty which covers the vehicle for one-year and up to 100,000 total vehicle accumulated miles. The MB CPO warranty begins after the Mercedes-Benz four-year/50,000 mile New Vehicle Limited Warranty expires by time or mileage, whichever comes first. The MBCPO Extended Limited Warranty begins after the Mercedes-Benz Certified Pre-Owned Limited Warranty expires. At this point, the new CPO ELW provides vehicle coverage for another 12 months or up to 120,000 total vehicle accumulated miles or 24 months, or up to 135,000 total vehicle accumulated miles. For those Mercedes-Benz CPO vehicles that are no longer covered by the New Vehicle Limited Warranty, the Mercedes-Benz CPO Limited Warranty takes effect at the time of delivery. This coverage extends to the engine and power train, steering, suspension, brakes (excluding wear of discs and pads), electrical system, climate control system and navigation.
Currently, more than 70 percent of the Mercedes vehicles sold since 1954 are still on the road. While the typical MBCPO model is a two to three year-old vehicle, cars up to six model-years old with up to 75,000 total vehicle accumulated miles are eligible. To qualify for Pre-Owned Certification, a Mercedes-Benz vehicle must meet stringent criteria and pass a rigorous inspection process which includes bumper to bumper inspection of the appearance and mechanics of the car.
Visit www.mbcharlotte.com to give Mercedes-Benz of South Charlotte the opportunity to provide you an extended limited warranty (ELW) on our current pre-owned inventory or your current Mercedes-Benz vehicle.
An Affordable Option for your Company's Transportation Needs
Mercedes-Benz U.S.A. has stepped up to the plate with several fleet programs tailored to fit the different needs of different companies of different sizes. Where does yours fit in?
Does your company have more than 15 vehicles currently registered? Do you receive a company car allowance? Does your company work with a Fleet Management company? Or would you like to be able to offer your employees the option of driving a Mercedes-Benz at a special discount?
Let Mercedes-Benz of South Charlotte help you figure out what option best suits your wants and needs. Felix Sabates' Mercedes-Benz of South Charlotte offers free car washes, a service loaner with a service visit and we will even bring your new car to you at work. Serving your companies' needs is what we do best.
With our special Fleet Incentive Programs and knowledgeable staff, you are sure to find a program that works. Please call Darrell Kimrey at 704-889-4444 or email email@example.com or visit www.mbcharlotte.com/mercedes-benz-fleet.htm for more information.
In a class of its own
It is in a class of its own with its expressive and dramatic design. Once you sit in the driver's seat and press the pedal down, the powerful direct-injection engine pushes you back in your seat with comfort. From the flowing lines and a car that drives just like it looks the new C-Class Coupe offers sheer dynamism!
The new 2012 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe was debuted at the Geneva Motor Show on March 1 and it is making its way to U.S. showrooms in September. The 302-hp C350 and 201-hp C250 include the progressive technology featured on the upcoming 2012 C-Class sedan, but packaged in a coupe design that combines pure driving fun with exemplary efficiency.
- In a class of its own: expressive, dramatic coupe design
- Drive and vigor: two powerful direct-injection engines to choose from
- Helping hand: numerous assistance systems available
- Connected: new generation of telematics
"By extending the C-Class portfolio, we are consciously targeting new customers," says Dr. Joachim Schmidt, Head of Sales and Marketing at Mercedes-Benz Cars. "The new model is youthful, stylish and expressive. What we are offering is an exceptionally sporty way to enter the world of the Mercedes-Benz coupe."
Dramatic design with classic coupe proportions
From the side, the new coupe captivates the onlooker with its compact proportions, low silhouette (1.5 inches flatter than the sedan) with powerful shoulders and a narrow C-pillar in a classic three-box design. Typical coupe features include the short front overhang, long hood, steeply raked windshield and long, sloping roof. The greenhouse extends far beyond the rear axle to an aggressive short rear end.
While the wedge-shaped, sloping beltline provides a link to the C-Class sedan, its strong upsweep into the C-pillar is an entirely distinctive element. This part of the beltline trim moves sharply upwards to meet the roofline trim and not only adds an aggressive touch to the side windows but also enhances the powerful shoulders.
Front and rear: truly a coupe, truly C-Class
At the front, the new coupe shares the same styling as the latest C-Class sedan and yet still has its own personality. The front view is dominated by the prominent radiator grille surround including the bumper. The center air intake opens upwards, forming a visual base for the radiator grille, which has the double-louvre style typical of a coupe. Two chrome louvers extend on either side of the central star, tapering off at the outer edges and creating an aggressive, arrow-shaped horizontal sweep which gives the front end a pronounced V-shape.
This continues into the side sections which extend from beneath the headlamps and blend into the feature lines along the vehicle's length, thereby linking the front end with the sides. The side air intakes in the bumper featuring integrated horizontal daytime running lamps are positioned low, giving the coupe a road-hugging appearance. The shape of the clear-lens headlamps creates a dramatic impression, and acts together with the hood, radiator grille and bumper trim to reinforce the pronounced front section.
From the rear, the new C-Class Coupe looks athletically compact. The appearance of length is reduced by the flowing roof beyond the rear axle, steeply raked rear window and fluid C-pillars. A wide groove at the top of the trunk lid, which is based on the side panel, emphasizes the rear's compactness. Positioning the tail lights as far apart as possible emphasizes width. This particular impression of depth is achieved by a centrally located LED indicator, which appears to float in front of the red upper and lower lights with their more deeply set LEDs. Continuous, horizontal light-catching contours in the bumper further accentuate the broad, deep-set effect. A diffuser towards the bottom of the rear bumper between the tailpipe trim makes the rear end look lighter and gives the vehicle a distinctively sporty and dramatic quality.