News About Town: The Town of Matthews offers many opportunities for residents to get involved on a committee level. For those interested in the arts (and sciences), Arts and Science Council has a spot open for a Matthews voice starting Fiscal Year 2020. The first meeting will be held October 2019. The deadline to apply is May 31; appointments will be announced mid-August.
News Around Town: The Loyalist Market recently received a 3 Crown rating (the highest honor) as a Charlotte Green Crown award winner from Charlotte’s Office of Sustainability. The Office of Sustainability created the awards to encourage implementation and reduction of the use of natural resources in the restaurant industry. The Loyalist’s initiatives, such as replacing plastic straws with hollow pasta noodles, compostable carry out containers, and a bike rack at the door, have made The Loyalist a leader in sustainability in Matthews.
One Fun Thing: First through fifth grade Crown Point Elementary artists will have their works on display at McDowell Art Gallery (123 East McDowell St., Matthews) from May 4 to May 31. Sandy Wilkinson, Show Chairperson, and Paige Brown, Crown Point Art Teacher, have curated over 100 projects over the course of the school year to display in the show.