Morning Minute: Friday, July 26, 2019

News About Town: There’s a new mural going up soon in downtown, this time on the side of the Planet Ballroom building (189 N. Trade Street). The mural, created by Matthews artist Carol Hambridge, will be printed on vinyl and adhered to the building. The design is a throwback to earlier times in Matthews and a reflection on the American dream.

News Around Town: We’re officially near the end of summer as today marks one month until the first day of school. Recent upheaval in CMS may cause some concern about the coming year, but local principals assure parents that students remain their number one focus. Start watching for those back to school sales!

One Fun Thing: It’s tomato tasting time at the Farmer’s Market! If you’ve never been to this annual favorite, the market sets up tables with plates for tasting. You’ll get a chance to try tomatoes of all sizes and varieties and then vote on your favorite. If you’ve never fully realized the nuances of tomato flavor, this is your opportunity. This Saturday, 9 am - 10:30 am at the Matthews Community Farmer’s Market, 188 N Trade St, Matthews.