News About Town: Discounting a Council-approved 2013 text amendment to the UDO, the Town has asked Parks and Rec to add elements to the process of approval for public art. Next Wednesday, August 14, the Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Advisory Committee will host a meeting to develop ideas, concepts, and themes for future public art projects in Matthews. The session begins at 6:30 pm in the Community Center.
News Around Town: Matthews’ newest pro-soccer team is one step closer to reality. Stumptown Athletic held tryouts at the Sportsplex this week. Approximately 25 college seniors, free agents, and talented amateur players hit the fields for tryouts this past Monday and Tuesday. Head Coach Mark Steffens (former Charlotte Eagles coach and assistant coach for the Lady Eagles) will soon pick the inaugural team roster.
One Good Thing: Good Cup, a Matthews business based out of the Farmers’ Market, is partnering with Camp Gladiator to do good for the Town of Matthews. This Monday, August 12, they’ll be sweating up a storm in Stumptown Park, starting at 10:30. Rather than a boot camp workout, though, the group will clean the park, powered by cold brew coffee. The public is welcome to join.