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Charlotte Rose Society Rose Show

Charlotte Rose Society will hold its annual Rose Show October 3, at Porter Ridge Middle School, 2827 Ridge Road. Indian Trail.  It will be open to the public from 10 am to 4 pm. For more information, contact Jim Redington at 717-262-8737 or email

Golf Tournament

Matthews Help Center will hold its 5th Annual Golf Tournament September 22 at Raintree Country Club. Lunch and registration is at 11 am, shot gun start is at 1 pm. Players $125, foursome $500. Sponsorship opportunities are available. Call 704-841-2200 or email for more information. The mission of Matthews HELP Center is to help our neighbors and those in surrounding communities survive financial crisis by providing short-term assistance. […]

SonFest returns with live music, carnival features

By Leah Schmalz

St. John Neumann Catholic Church will be transformed into a fun-filled carnival next weekend for the fifth annual SonFest. The festival runs Friday, June 12 from 5 to 11 pm and Saturday, June 13 from 4 to 11 pm at 8451 Idlewild Road.

Sponsored by the American Burger Company, SonFest will offer all the food, rides and games that accompany a traditional carnival. In addition to classic carnival food like hot dogs, cheesesteaks and funnel cakes, there will be ethnic dishes available. Polish and Latin American plates are available both days, Vietnamese plates are available Friday and Eritrean plates are available Saturday.  […]

By |June 5th, 2015|Around Town, Arts, Featured Posts, Good deeds, History|0 Comments

Picadeli’s Community Blood drive April 4

By |March 26th, 2015|Around Town, Featured Posts, Good deeds|0 Comments

MARA dominates discussion at Feb. 23 Matthews BOC Meeting

The Matthews Athletic and Recreation Association was the topic of the evening at the Matthews Board of Commissioners meeting, which was held Monday, February 23.
The board heard from four speakers, a pair of concerned citizens and three MARA coaches regarding two separate issues – a rezoning from a rural zone (RU) to a conditional R/I zoning distinction, and a separate cellphone tower extension which would raise an existing but non-working cell phone tower from 80 to 120 feet.
Matthews Senior Planner Jay Camp began the discussion of the rezoning for the 14-ballfield complex, outlining how a switch from RU to R/I zoning would benefit the athletic complex located on 1200 S. Trade St. […]

By |March 9th, 2015|Around Town, Featured Posts, Good deeds|0 Comments