Matthews Morning Minute: September 17, 2018

News About Town: The N.C. Department of Transportation previously scheduled a meeting regarding the McKee Road extension from Pleasant Plains to East John Street in Matthews today (September 17) at 4 p.m. This meeting is postponed.

Proposed thoroughfare plan for McKee Rd Extension, via the    Town of Matthews website   .

Proposed thoroughfare plan for McKee Rd Extension, via the Town of Matthews website.

News Above Town: Rain. Temperatures in the 80s, but who’s going outside to feel it?!? I think we all know what’s going on in the sky. Moving at a slug’s pace, Florence will be here for another day or so.

News Around Town: The storm has dumped more than enough rain to saturate the ground; creeks and streams are operating above capacity. Low-lying roads and greenways are flooding. Trees are shedding old and unhealthy (sometimes even healthy) limbs. Schools are closed on Monday and five are still being used as shelters for evacuees.

The culvert under Trade Street, Sunday Morning. Photo by Amanda Earley

The culvert under Trade Street, Sunday Morning. Photo by Amanda Earley

One Fun Thing: After (during?) all this rain, it’s time for some sun salutations. All skill levels are welcome to join Chris Robertson, Asheville-trained yogi and Matthews resident, for a lighthearted lunchtime yoga practice at the Matthews Community Center. Focus on movement and breath, then leave feeling refreshed for the day and week ahead of you. Wear comfortable clothes and bring a yoga mat. Drop-ins welcome for week-by-week participation. Register at the Community Center front desk. Sep 17, 2018 to Nov 5, 2018, noon to 1 PM, register here.