News About Town: Once again it’s time to join Council members for coffee and conversation on February 27 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Brakeman’s Coffee ( 225 N. Trade Street). If you miss your chance to caffeinate with a Commissioner, you can grab a cup and meet the Mayor on March 2 from 8 to 9 a.m. at Miki's (1819 Matthews Township Pkwy). Both events are opportunities to discuss your thoughts on all things Matthews.
News Around Town: If you have a costly erosion problem at your home or business, the county may be able to help. The Urban Cost Share Program, a Mecklenburg County grant, provides funds for projects that will improve local water quality. Property owners throughout the county are welcome to submit applications for projects to stop stream bank erosion and address other water pollution issues. The grant may cover up to 75% of allowable costs (maximum of $7,500) for installation and implementation. More information is available here, and the application is available here.
One Good Thing: If you have a kid who likes to tinker or make things, Level Up! Innovative STEMulation (1307 Matthews-Mint Hill Road, Suite A) has early bird pricing on summer camps through March 31st. With this special pricing, summer camps are $130 a week and for rising kindergartners through eighth graders. Camps run 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (additional hours available for parents who need full-day care). STEM-based activities include robotics, Lego building, Pokemon, arts, horticulture, and more. For more info, call (704) 443-7016.