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Sunday, Jul. 17, 2011

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Matthews

Crestdale evaluation: Residents and any other folks who have an interest in the historic Crestdale Neighborhood in Matthews are invited to a Drop-In Open House on 1-7 p.m. July 20 at Matthews Town Hall, 232 Matthews Station Street.

Representatives from the American Planning Association will be on hand to hear ideas, concerns and dreams for the Crestdale Neighborhood.

Bring photographs, maps and historical documents you would like to share with the team.

A final reveal party will be held 11 a.m. - 2p.m. July 23 at Mt. Moriah Missionary Baptist Church, 381 Crestdale Road, everyone is invited to the party, which will detail the information, recommendations and visions from the panel. For details, call Matthews town hall at 704-847-4411.

New logo, website: The Matthews Chamber of Commerce unveiled its new logo and website (www.matthewschamber.org) last week.

"The chamber is very excited about having a fresh logo and updated web site that is a great resource for the business community and public," said Tina Whitley, executive director of the Matthews Chamber.

More than 170 Chamber members at the monthly meeting were the first to see the updated logo and web site, which were designed in collaboration by Jenny Prevatte and Darryl Parker.

For more information, call 704-847-3649.

Mecklenburg

Farm tour: The third annual "Know Your Farms" tour will take place Sept. 17-18.

The Charlotte Area Farm Tour takes place 12:30-5:30 p.m. each day and highlights 30 local farms.

The Charlotte Area Farm Tour is self-guided, and participating farms are located in clusters all around the Charlotte region for accessible touring.

To take the tour, get a map and purchase a vehicle ticket online at knowyourfarms.com/tour . The tour cost is $25 in advance per vehicle or cycle group. Proceeds support the work of Know Your Farms.

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