Morning Minute: Friday, July 12, 2019

News About Town: There are a handful of projects in the works for downtown Matthews, and the Board was presented with updates at Monday’s meeting. The projects include the Downtown Mobility Plan, the Trade St. Streetscape Design, and an Intersection Improvement for Matthews Station Street and North Trade Street. Next month the board will receive a presentation by Alta Design for the Matthews Station/Trade St. improvements. In November of this year The Board will receive an update on the downtown mobility study, which covers parking, pedestrian and multi-modal access and safety. The Streetscape Design, a “curb to building” examination and plan, will create a cohesive design for sidewalks and landscaping stretching Trade St. to improve aesthetics. The design is expected to be presented to the board in May 2020.


News Around Town: Are you a karaoke king or soprano señorita? Matthews Alive is looking for someone to sing the National Anthem this year. Submit your video on Facebook and a small panel of judges will narrow the group to five semi-finalists. The winner will be chosen by a poll on social media.

One Good Thing: 101 Dalmatians is coming up at Matthews Playhouse, and we’ve got tickets! Want to see the show?Head over to our Facebook page and comment on the giveaway post with your favorite Disney villain. The winner will be randomly selected from the entries.