Morning Minute: Thursday, August 15, 2019

News About Town: The Park and Rec department would like their rhombicosidodecahedron back, please. The multifaceted form was stolen from the greenway earlier this month. The town filed a police report. The sculpture, created by artist and mathematician Robert Sebrosky, features 20 regular triangle faces, 30 square faces, 12 regular pentagon faces, 60 vertices, and 120 edges. Please report any leads to the police department by calling 704-847-5555.

News Around Town: Across the US recently, several dogs have died after exposure to cyanobacterial algal bloom in lakes and ponds. Thankfully none of those deaths have been in Matthews. Take precautions when swimming, and allowing pets to swim, in ponds and lakes. The CDC has a few tips to follow:

  • Don’t swim, water ski, or boat in areas where the water is discolored or where you see foam, scum, or mats of algae on the water’s surface.

  • Do not allow children or pets to play in or drink scummy water.

  • If you do swim in water that might contain harmful cyanobacteria, rinse off with fresh water as soon as possible afterward.

The NC Department of Environmental Quality tracks locations which have tested positive for cyanobacterial algal blooms.

One Fun Thing: Sciences and cultural enthusiasts of all genres are invited to join the Arts and Science Council on August 28, from 6 to 7:30 pm at the Matthews Community Center (100 E. McDowell St.) to learn more about ASC’s grant opportunities. The workshop will cover Cultural Vision Grants, Regional Artist Project Grants, Culture Blocks, and Community Supported Art. It is geared toward creative individuals and nonprofit cultural organizations who want to learn more about the grant application process. RSVP to save your spot here.

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The Beacon Crew