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Jim and Chris Talk About Inside Matthews

Inside Matthews

Release Date: 12/24/2021

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Inside Matthews

The Town of Matthews has quite a few fantastic parks. From our “premier” event park, Stumptown Park, to small pocket parks like Country Place and KP Parks, there’s a place for everyone.   In this episode of Inside Matthews, Jim sits down to talk to the Director of the Town of Matthews Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Department, Cory King and Scott Rawls, our Parks Manager.       Connect with Inside Matthews on the , , and . We’d love to hear from you to. If you have any comments, questions or ideas, please use our .

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Thanks for listening to the award -winning Inside Matthews podcast, voted by the readers of the as their favorite local podcast. Jim is back in the studio this week having a conversation with an outstanding member of the “Matthews Family”, Tina Whitley.   Tina has been instrumental in many of the happenings in Matthews over the years including Artfest and . She’s been active with the , and was Executive Director for the for many years. In this episode, Jim talks with Tina about her initial involvement with the town, why she became so engaged in her community and what she’s up...

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Inside Matthews

Jim invited Chris back from behind the computer to in front of the microphone to talk about the Inside Matthews podcast and share a few, little know historical facts about the Town of Matthews like, why is so much named Fullwood around here and where the Matthews name originated from. Our two hosts also share with you their proudest moments and long term vision for Inside Matthews. Please listen, like and subscribe to the award-winning Inside Matthews podcast on your favorite podcasting platform. Chosen by the readers of the as their favorite local podcast, Inside Matthews is your opportunity...

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Our hometown theater group in Matthews, NC is and since 1995, they’ve “enriched the lives of children, adults and families by inviting them to participate in the world of the performing arts and education”.   Earlier, in our 6th episode, we met June Bayless, Howie Labiner and Cassie Prodan of the “Playhouse” and in this new installment of the Inside Matthews podcast, we invited the new Managing Director , Sarah Baumgardner, to stop by the studios and have a conversation with Jim. Sarah catches us up on the current happenings around Fullwood Theater and gives us a little info...

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For folks in , is our local, hometown soccer team. As a member of the , Stumptown AC plays at the “crown jewel” of the athletic world in Matthews, the Mecklenburg County owned, . Earlier this fall, the team at Inside Matthews was invited to and offered behind the scenes, VIP access to Stumptown AC’s match against . Before, during and after the match, Jim Taylor walked around the pitch with club President, Alex Kantor, chatted with team General Manager, Mike Squire under the Canopy Club and had fun tailgating with fans and supporters our in the parking lot. If you’re a fan of soccer in...

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The , in essence, connects community non-profits in and around Matthews, NC. Their mission is to “enhance the quality of life for the people living in the Matthews area by collaborating and being the driving force with local agencies, organizations and institutions to help resolve community needs”. In this episode of the Inside Matthews podcast, recorded in the , Jim sits down to talk to HSC Board President Bill Helms and Vice President Kathy Shumacher about the history of their organization, it’s impact on Matthews area non-profits and the Nancy Glenn Community Service Award. “The...

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Earlier this year, Commissioner Jeff Miller made the decision to not seek re-election to the Town of Matthews Board of Commissioners. Not including his time on the Park & Recreation Advisory Committee, Jeff has proudly served the citizens of the Town of Matthews for over fourteen years. During this time, Matthews has certainly grown and become quite the destination not only for restaurants, entertainment venues but for it's parks and cultural resources as well.  Listen as Jim Taylor, the former and 17th Mayor of the Town of Matthews, sits down with Jeff to talk about his time as a...

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For well over twenty years, Nate Huggins has been a fixture in the Matthews Community. Always having a contagious, positive attitude, Nate embodies what we at Inside Matthews love to share; the special people and organizations that make Matthews, Matthews. Now in their third decade, Nate's organization, Blessed Assurance Adult Daycare provide a necessary service to seniors in the Matthews Community. Listen as Jim has a conversation with Nate about his community involvement, as well as the history and future of Bless Assurance Adult Daycare.

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We're thrilled to kick of the second season of our award winning podcast that features the special people and organizations that make Matthews, Matthews. In this episode, Jim takes you behind the scenes of Inside Matthews and has a conversation with Chris Melton. Chris edits and produces the podcast and, along with Jim, shares his vision and mission Inside Matthews.

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Justin Vick and Adrian Garson are the editor and publisher of our community's local newspaper, The Matthews - Mint Hill Weekly. Each week, they're responsible for publishing and distributing thousands of copies throughout Matthews, and neighboring town Mint Hill, and they also create content for two additional publications, plus twelve social media sites.  In this episode of Inside Matthews, Jim talks to Justin and Adrian about what goes in to producing one of the area's top publications as well as their engagement with the business and civic organizations in the Matthews Community, plus,...

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Jim invited Chris back from behind the computer to in front of the microphone to talk about the Inside Matthews podcast and share a few, little know historical facts about the Town of Matthews like, why is so much named Fullwood around here and where the Matthews name originated from. Our two hosts also share with you their proudest moments and long term vision for Inside Matthews.

Please listen, like and subscribe to the award-winning Inside Matthews podcast on your favorite podcasting platform. Chosen by the readers of the Matthews – Mint Hill Weekly as their favorite local podcast, Inside Matthews is your opportunity to hear former Mayor Jim Taylor have conversations with local business, civic and political leaders from Matthews, NC to hear about what’s happening Inside Matthews.

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Production services for the Inside Matthews podcast are provided by Downtown Podcasting. To start a conversation on how you can have a podcast, send an email to [email protected]