Servant’s Heart auctioning off crystal vase
MINT HILL – Servant’s Heart of Mint Hill will auction off a Bombay 24 percent leaded crystal vase made in Poland through its monthly silent auction.
Though pre-owned, the large vase is in mint condition and has the original manufacturer’s sticker.
Bidding starts at $35, with increments of no less than $5, at 10 a.m. Oct. 10 at Servant’s Heart, 9229 Lawyers Road. The auction ends at 5 p.m. Oct. 22.
Future auctions will be announced at www.facebook.com/ServantsHeartofMintHill/. Email manager Tracy Doyle at tracy@servant sheart.org for details.
Cheap Joe’s manager to give demonstration
MINT HILL – Brandon Henri, store manager at Cheap Joe’s, presents “Mark Making from the ‘Ground’ Up” at an upcoming Mint Hill Arts demonstration.
This will be an in-depth discussion of creating art, describing the ground or coating applied to canvas, panels and paper; explaining various mediums; and discussing the drawing tools available to apply the mediums.
The free demonstration will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Oct. 23 at the gallery, 11205 Lawyers Road.
A gallery of Henri’s work can be found at www.bdhart.com.
Input sought for proposed McKee Road Extension
MATTHEWS – The N.C. Department of Transportation invites the public to give input on a project under development to extend McKee Road from Pleasant Plains Road to East John Street.
The project was initially submitted for funding consideration to improve connectivity and access both to Pleasant Plains Road and East John Street.
The community may drop in to a public meeting from 4 to 7 p.m. Oct. 15 at Pleasant Plains Baptist Church, 3316 Pleasant Plains Road. Residents may submit comments in writing, by phone or email through Oct. 29.
Contact Sean Epperson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 704-983-4400 to send comments or learn more. Submit comments in writing to 716 W. Main St., Albemarle, N.C., 28001.
Delay requested for South Trade Street project
MATTHEWS – Garry Smith requested Matthews leaders defer their decision on his rezoning request from Oct. 8 to Nov. 12.
Smith, of BrookChase Properties, has sought to add a 13-home subdivision to 2.3 acres at South Trade Street, but he’s been met by citizen resistance, including Mark Tofano.
Tofano has purchased ads in the Matthews-Mint Hill Weekly urging residents to attend meetings and oppose the project. He worries how the project will affect the nearby greenway.
BrookChase Properties has since adjusted the plan to preserve more green space, including moving homes closer to the center of the property and modifying the stormwater pond.
Pawsitively Matthews will have 50-plus vendors
MATTHEWS – The Town of Matthews will host the fifth annual Pawsitively Matthews with more than 50 pet-friendly vendors, including area pet stores, veterinarians, treat bakeries, groomers, trainers and petsitters.
The festival takes place 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 3 in Stumptown Park, 120 S. Trade St. Admission is free.
Dogs will be available for adoption from several area rescue groups, as well as an adoptable dog parade in the afternoon.
Activities include off-leash areas for play, rabies vaccinations, micro-chipping, food trucks, beer/wine “Pawvilion,” music from the Coconut Groove Band, rock-climbing wall, K-9 demonstration (2:30 p.m.) and frisbee show (11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m.)
Visit www.matthewsfun.com for details.
Developer removes three homes from project
MATTHEWS – Gary Stephens requested town leaders defer a decision on a rezoning project at Phillips Road to Nov. 12.
Stephens, of Cochrane Properties, noted how the development team reduced the proposed project from 20 to 17 homes at the corner of Phillips Road and Matthews-Mint Hill Road.