Morning Minute: Friday, August 9, 2019

News About Town: It’s Food Truck Friday, which means swooping the family away to Stumptown Park (120 S. Trade Matthews). No cooking, no cleaning, and live music to boot. This time around, the town will have giveaways and Love Matthews tee-shirts to purchase. There are still a few weeks left of the Love Matthews celebration so you can show your love through actions and attire simultaneously. Food Truck Friday goes from 5 til 9 pm. Matthews love springs eternal.

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News Around Town: What started as a Girl Scout project has made its way to the Matthews Heritage Museum. Senior Girl Scout Payton Bjurstrom created the "Passport to History" program to engage school-age kids to learn about area history. The Matthews museum is now selling the history-based passports. Each booklet contains questions and activities for approximately a dozen sites. Complete the pages for the locale then have staff or volunteers sign the book to verify your visit. Once you've visited all the sites, and the passport is full, you (erm, your child) get a patch. The Matthews Heritage Museum is located at 232 N. Trade Street, Matthews, NC 28105. It is open Thursday to Saturday from 10 to 4:30.

One Good Thing: Salon Plaza (ok, they're at the Galleria, so they're technically in MoRA, not Matthews) is offering free back to school haircuts for rising elementary school-age kids. Bring in a donation of school supplies or hygiene items in exchange. The items will be given to Matthews' own HELP Center. Call 980-552-0058 for information or an appointment.