What’s closed for Memorial Day?
The Memorial Day holiday Monday, May 27, means closures in both towns.
All town buildings in Matthews and Mint Hill will be closed Memorial Day, including town halls, police and fire department administrative offices, as well as Matthews’ community center and Crews Recreation Center.
The regularly scheduled May 27 Matthews town board meeting will be held 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 28.
Garbage and recycling pickup will operate on regular schedules in both towns.
Charlotte Area Transit System, or CATS, bus routes and the LYNX Blue Line will operate on its Sunday schedule May 27. Express bus services will not operate on Memorial Day.
Mint Hill reschedules budget workshop
A Mint Hill budget workshop set for this week has been rescheduled.
Town commissioners will now meet at 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, May 29, in the flex room at town hall, 4430 Mint Hill Village Lane.
Matthews commissioners hosted a budget workshop Monday, May 20 and will allow residents to have their say on the proposal during a public hearing at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 28, at town hall, 232 Matthews Station St.
Scout leaders earn certifications
Two Boy Scout Troop 144 leaders recently completed training to become certified as Leave No Trace trainers.
Joe Balent, committee member for the troop, and Catherine Howard, den leader for Cub Scout Pack 144, attended a three-day trainer certification course May 3 to 5 at Camp Grimes in Nebo, N.C. The course teaches the basics of outdoor ethics and how to enjoy the outdoors responsibly.
“We look forward to being able to offer Leave No Trace awareness courses to our Scouts, their parents, other adult leaders and the Matthews-Mint Hill community,” Howard said in a news release. Troop and Pack 144 are chartered by Blair Road United Methodist Church, 9135 Blair Road, in Mint Hill. The Pack meets at the church at 7 p.m. Mondays and the Troop meets at 7 p.m. Tuesdays.
Calling all amateur bakers!
The Matthews Community Farmers’ Market will host its annual baking competition Saturday,
This year’s competition challenges bakers to incorporate in-season spring market produce as a main ingredient in their entry. The contest is open to amateur
Entries are due at the market, 188 N. Trade St., by 9 a.m. This year’s judges include master baker and author Chef Peter Reinhart of Johnson & Wales University, Sam Stachon, executive chef of King’s Kitchen and King’s Bakery, Chef Charles Semail of Chef Charles Catering and Kathleen Purvis, food editor of the Charlotte Observer. First, second and third place and “People’s Choice” prizes will be
Competition rules are available on the market’s website, www.matthewsfarmersmarket.com.
For more information, call Pauline Wood at 704-821-6430.