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LY 22, 2010 – VOLUME 8, ISSUE 16               CONTACT US
                                           Dear Friends,

                                           Welcome to another exciting, informative issue of the Matt Lafata’s Frisco
                                           Community Newsletter, now in our 8th year with 41,000 weekly readers.
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                                           Make sure you check out our Newsletter Sponsor Studio Dance Centre of Frisco to
       Lafata Family Web Site
                                           find out about their summer classes. Also, make sure you read about Jamie Klimczyk
                                           of Frisco who has been chosen to represent Texas in the national Miss Jr. Teen United
NEW - Erika’s Blog – Updated 5/15/09
                                           States® competition.
 Matt’s Blog – Last Updated 5/17/09
                                           Don‘t forget to read about about Laura Barlett’s “Four Funny Females” whose final
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                                           McKinney performance is May 30, which we are looking forward to attending, before
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                                           her Eisemann Center performance June 20th. Save the date for Centennial Medical
 The Puzzling World of HR Technology       Center’s 5th Annual Healthy Hometown on June 13th. This heritage event from
     Blog – Last Updated 5/21/09           Centennial has become a favorite for Frisco residents—find out why!

                                           As mentioned in the past, a number of items in the newsletter are repeated as we add
                                           new subscribers every week. As a result, you will notice the word “NEW” in front of
                                           every item that is appearing for the first time and “UPDATED” for those items that
                                           have been in before but had some kind of change.

                                           If there is something going on in and around Frisco, you will find it here! This is a
                                           community newsletter, YOUR community newsletter, and as such, we want to
                                           encourage you to send us community events as well as write-ups about people or
                                           groups who should be recognized and/or commended for what they do or have done.
                                           This is a newsletter about Frisco for all of us to play a part in. It is designed to bring
                                           our community closer together so please submit stuff to me at any time. It is also an
                                           economic tool for our community where businesses have the opportunity to
                                           advertise their products and services to people who want to hear about them.

This Frisco Community Newsletter is
designed to bring us all a little
 loser together each week by               NEW – Newsletter Sponsor: Studio Dance Centre of Frisco:
providing coverage of different
happenings in our community.
There are so many amazing things           Studio Dance Centre is gearing up for a full summer of dancing fun! SDC offers a
 n this newsletter, as there are           uniquely non-competitive, family-friendly environment with full-time instruction by
every week. Please SHARE this              professional dance teachers. We believe that dance is about so much more than just
newsletter with all your friends and       steps and technique; it‘s also an investment in your child‘s education and personal
neighbors and encourage them to            development. That‘s why we‘re dedicated to developing creativity, confidence, and
 ign up to receive it themselves.          self-discipline in our dancers – from preschoolers to high schoolers. This is a great
They’ll greatly appreciate you for it,     time to try out some dance classes and enjoy a little fitness with your summer fun!
as no citizen should be without this       You can choose from any of our three three-week summer sessions in June, July, and
 mportant information at their             August. Register for as much or as little as you like, and with no summer registration
 ingertips.                                fee! Here is a sampling of our ―cool‖ summer-only classes:

 f there are non-profit community          Princess Mini-Camps (ages 3-6) – a once or twice a week ballet lesson, including
  vents, people or groups you want to      crafts and activities, dance etiquette, and a visit from a real ―princess‖ too!
 ecognize, fundraising events, or any
newsworthy items you would like to see     Kids Bop (ages 4-7) – a fast-paced once or twice a week pre-jazz and pre-hip hop
added and shared with more than forty      class, perfect for your budding young pop star!
 housand residents and businesses in
 risco and the surrounding areas, please   Combo Classes (ages 3-7) – just like our school year classes, with a mix of ballet,
 end us an email and we‘ll consider        tap, or jazz fundamentals and creative movement.
ncluding it.
                                           Try-It! Series (ages 7+ and 12+) – a once or twice a week class that introduces all
 f you received this from somebody           five of our dance styles over three weeks. The ideal sampler class for the kid who can‘t
else and would like to be added to           decide!
 he list, just send me an email. Your
email address will never be sold,            Modern/Dance-Making or Hip Hop/Freestyle (ages 7+ and 12+) – a once or twice
 ented, or given to anybody else for         a week lesson in Modern or Hip Hop, along with some creative dance exercises and
any reason, as your privacy is of the        improvisation.
utmost importance to us. All
newsletters can also be found on             Ballet or Jazz Workshops (ages 7+ and 12+) – a twice a week intensive lesson in
our newsletter web site.                     technique for the serious dancer (previous experience required).

                                             Feel free to Contact Us for more information about our classes, schedules, and
Quotes of the Week:                          prices. We‘re located at Main and Teel in West Frisco and we‘d love to have you stop
                                             by the studio so we can show you around and meet your family.
 Vision without action is a day dream-
Action without vision is a nightmare‖ –      Interested in our 2009-2010 school year classes? Ask us about what‘s coming up this
 apanese Proverb                             fall!

 What we can or cannot do, what we           Oh, and yes, Moms and Dads, your little boys are welcome in dance class too!
 onsider possible or impossible, is rarely
a function of our true capability." – Tony

  Matt Lafata’s Frisco Community             NEW - Laura Bartlett's "Four Funny Females” Limited Engagement:
  Newsletter est. 2001 & now with
         41,000 readers! 1
                                             ―Four Funny Females‖ has established itself as the stand-up comedy show to see in
 NEW – Newsletter Sponsor: Studio            North Dallas during its year-long run in McKinney.
    Dance Centre of Frisco: 2
                                             Writing about the show, Dallas Morning News gave it the designation of ―HOT
   NEW - Laura Bartlett's "Four              TICKET‖ ―Best of the Weekend‖ and said "McKinney is the new Comedy Central."
                                             DMN’s QUICK’s cover story called the show she-larious!" and said "these girls bring
     Funny Females” Limited                  the funny." The show has also been featured in Plano Profile, WFAA-TV, TXA-21's
         Engagement: 3                       Morning Buzz and KLAK-FM.

NEW – Frisco’s Centennial Medical            Each of the girls brings a unique comic sensibility to the stage. Jodi Hadsell‘s geek chic
  Center’s 5th Annual Healthy                is the yin to Sherry Belle‘s snarky southern charm yang. Bartlett‘s blonde ambition
                                             prepares audiences to blast off to Linda Stogner‘s off-kilter planet of talking squirrels
         Hometown: 3                         and other strange observations.
  NEW – JC’s Pet Sitting Services            The girls bid farewell to McKinney for a while with an 8 p.m. show on May 30 at the
     Taking New Clients: 4                   McKinney Performing Arts Center.

NEW - Frisco Girl Selected Miss Jr.          Following its McKinney bow, "Four Funny Females" heads to the Eisemann Center in
Teen Texas United States® 2009: 4            Richardson June 20th for two shows.

 NEW - Vendors and Shopping Tips             Tickets can be purchased online, over the phone 214-544-4630 or at the box office.
 or this Weekend's Farmer's Market:
                                             Tickets for Eisemann Center show, June 20th in Richardson can also be purchased
                 5                           online at the Eisemann‘s website or over the phone at 972.744.4657
 NEW - Collin County Songwriters             Visit for show times, pictures, and videos or contact Laura
      Association News: 6                    directly.

 NEW – Panther Creek Estates 3rd
 Annual Community Yard/Garage
            Sale: 6
NEW – Westfalls Village Community
        Garage Sale: 7                       NEW – Frisco’s Centennial Medical Center’s 5th Annual Healthy
  NEW – Shaddock Creek Estates
 Community Yard Sale June 6th: 7
FriscoCoupon.Com is Now Online! 7      The 5th Annual Healthy Hometown is scheduled for Saturday, June 13 from
                                       9am – 1pm. Join them for some uplifting, family fun.
Fashion show Benefits Free Fashion
                                       Fun is just what the doctor ordered! Join us:
           Academy: 8
                                       Centennial Medical Center
   JAWS – A Jazz, Art and Wine         12505 Lebanon Road, Frisco, Texas 75035
           Social: 8                   (Highway 121@Coit Road)

 Steele Cage MMA - Frisco, Thurs.      Centennial Medical Center‘s Healthy Hometown is your destination for healthy family
  June 11 - Buy Tickets Now at a       festivities. Kids will have more food, fun, and games than they know what to do
                                       with, while you get your cholesterol, glucose, blood pressure, and bone density checked
           Discount!! 9                for free! You‘ll even meet your hometown heroes: friendly, neighborhood firemen,
                                       policemen, and physicians.
   “Fusion 2009” Multi-Cultural
             Event: 9                  Here are a few more reasons Healthy Hometown is the talk of the town:
                                       • Free food and refreshments
   Frisco Schools Spirit Night: 9      • Healthy cooking demos for parents and kids
                                       • Exercise demonstrations
    The Dallas Koi Kichi Group         • Health discussions with your local physicians
    Announces 'A Dog Show for          • Free health screenings
           Fish!!'*: 10                • Arts and crafts
                                       • Face painting
   Frisco Career Connections: 10       • And more!

 Frisco Business and Professional      For more information, call 800-330-3819 or via email.
 Women Annual Wine Tasting: 11
  NEW - 'Riders Golf Classic: 11
 NEW - 1st Annual Homes for Our
  Troops Bowling Fundraiser: 12        NEW – JC’s Pet Sitting Services Taking New Clients:
   NEW - Liberty High School’s
    REDHAWK BAND “Grand                       Pet Care
   Champion” @ the Dallas Wind         .       Fresh food and water
                                       .       Playing, exercising, and walking your pet
    Symphony Invitational: 12          .       Yard scooping (as it happens)/ Litter box cleaning
                                       .       Administer medications, vitamins, prescribed oral and topical treatments
    NEW – DBU Frisco Evening           .       Personalized love and attention
     Information Session: 12
                                              Extra Pet Care Services (Per your request - $10.00)
  NEW - Heritage Association of        .       Bathe, clip nails, daily brushing
Frisco's Annual Art Contest – 2009:
                13                            Home Services (Per your request at $2.00 extra per day)
                                       .       Bring in mail, newspapers, and deliveries
   NEW – CAMP R.O.C.K. Deaf            .       Bring trash to curb and return cans to proper storage area
                                       .       Water indoor/outdoor plants.Additional charge depending on amount of plants
Children’s Vacation Bible School: 13   .       Basic security checks -- adjusting lights, drapes, blinds, TV/music, etc

  NEW – Health Fair at the Frisco      Pet(s) Fees: 1-4 Canines: $14.00-$20 per visit
       Public Library: 14
                                       Justin has over 5 years experience working in Veterinary Hospitals. Servicing Frisco,
   NEW - Leadership Frisco Now         Little Elm and Plano. Contact Justin at 214.554.2421 or 214.705.7977 for more
  Accepting Applications for 2009-     information or email.
             2010: 14
 NEW - Leadership Frisco Class 12
 Restaurant Days Raise Money for
            FFSC: 15
 NEW - The Frisco Area Children’s      NEW - Frisco Girl Selected Miss Jr. Teen Texas United States® 2009:
  Theater Proudly Presents 'The
    Magical Land of OZ': 15
     NEW - Frisco Business &
Professional Women Thursday, June
        2nd, 2009 - POWER
        NETWORKING! 16
    NEW – Little Giant Steps
 Neurodevelopmental Innovations
  Screening Announcement: 16
NEW – Numbers Prove Why Travel
 Matters to the City of Frisco: 17
 NEW - Annual Free Concert And        Frisco's very own Jamie Klimczyk has been selected as Miss Jr. Teen Texas United
  Festival benefiting 'Smiles for     States® 2009. She competes in the prestigious Miss Jr. Teen United States® 2009 this
                                      July in Las Vegas.
           Habitat': 18
                                      Jamie is an 8th grader at Roach Middle School. She is on the "Friends of Rachel" Team,
  NEW - Outdoor Aquatic Center
                                      participates in advanced theatre, and plays on the volleyball and basketball teams at
     Summer Opening: 19               Roach MS.

NEW - Commemorate Members of          Jamie was diagnosed with Dyslexia in the 3rd grade. This year she scored a 100% on
he United States Armed Forces With    the reading TAKS and made Honor Roll at Roach MS. During her reign she plans to
  The Democratic Party of Collin      serve as a role model for children who have this condition. Jamie plans to visit schools
                                      to show how kids can learn strategies to overcome this disability.
            County: 19
                                      Jamie volunteers her time in the community with Habitat for Humanity and visits
 NEW - Frisco to host Arts Festival   residents of a local nursing home. Jamie is available for appearances for your business
    and Exhibits this Fall: 20        or charity. Please contact Amy via email, or by phone at 214-542-6748 to schedule a
                                      date to have this amazing young lady out to your establishment.
  NEW – All City Choir Keeps on
          Singing: 21
NEW – Daryl Trent Honored by Arts
        Association: 21
                                      NEW - Vendors and Shopping Tips for this Weekend's Farmer's Market:
    NEW – Frisco Education
 Foundation Scholarship Night: 21
UPDATED - Frisco Police Blotter:
 NEW – Landscape Design/Detail
    (Early – Mid May): 21
NEW - Newest Segment of the Sam       The Frisco Farmers Market was created at the request of Frisco residents to bring fresh
Rayburn Tollway to Open Ahead of      produce and handmade goods into our home town. Frisco Square provides location.
         Schedule: 23                 Frisco Noon Lions Club provides the volunteers. This event runs through September
                                      each Saturday from 8am-1pm or until sellout.
   NEW - NTTA Dedicates Sam
                                      The market is located on the corner of Coleman Boulevard and Frisco Square Boulevard
     Rayburn Tollway: 23              across from City Hall and the Library. Local growers offer juicy melons, peaches, vine-
                                      ripened tomatoes, fresh corn on the cob and lots more. Also offered are baked breads,
NEW - Lewisville Lake Toll Bridge     meat from local ranchers, honey, arts & crafts and various other products. Please
  Arch Almost Complete: 24            contact Lion Brandy Griffin for more information

 NEW - Dirt Keeps Flying on Bush      Rain or Shine
         Extension: 24                We frequently get asked if the market is on when it rains. Don't worry, if it's raining we
                                      are still there. If you hear tornado sirens though, stay home and safe!
For advertising opportunities for
your business, please contact Erika          Tips for Shopping the Market
Lafata at or 214.636.6614. While I                   Bring your own sturdy bags and smaller rigid containers for delicates like
 ontinue to handle the content of                     berries.
 he newsletter (the bulk of the
newsletter that is non-paid                         As the weather gets hotter, consider bringing a cooler for the car to store your
announcements/non-profit events),                    perishables if you're not going straight home.
Erika handles the business
 ommercial opportunities, including
                                                    Vendors always appreciate small bills.
 he Sponsorship and Spotlight
 eatures as well as other marketing
                                                    Don't buy at the first stand. Part of the fun is the shopping experience and you
                                                     don't know who has the freshest product (and lowest prices!) until you've
We pride ourselves in not being a                    checked everyone out.
 business directory” but rather a
place where YOUR business can be                    Shop often and get to know your growers. Forming relationships can get you
 howcased and not dwarfed with an                    special service.
overflow of advertising from your
 ompetitors. Your business will                     Not all vendors are equal. Some are growers, some are resellers.
SHINE in this newsletter!
                                                    If local produce is important to you, ask where it came from. There aren't any
You can find an overview and media                   pineapples grown in Texas!
kit of the newsletter here
                                                    Smell the freshness. The air-conditioned environment of the grocery stores
                                                     inhibits aromas, but you'll be able to tell exactly how ripe that Farmers'
                                                     Market cantaloupe is by taking a big whiff.
Newsletter Staff Members and

Matt Lafata – Publisher – 214-336-

Erika Lafata – Editor and Marketing

Glenn Kopanski – Landscape Design            NEW - Collin County Songwriters Association News:
Dr. Pedro Checo – Advice from Dr.
                                             For all the latest events that feature CCSA members, visit
                                    To see an outstanding selection of CCSA
                                             member videos, visit The site and the
City of Frisco Related Question of
                                             association now claim 72 active members and the number is growing almost daily.
 he Week:
                                             Anna Thomas will appear at Café Bohemia with NAMS founder, Matthew Gaskins, on
Q. Is there a point where the city or
                                             Saturday, May 23. The duo will appear from 6 to 8 PM, and the location is 2320 Los
police can get involved in someone
                                             Rios Boulevard, Suite 10 in Plano.
having 3-4ft long grass in their backyard
 hat is visible to the street (because the
                                             See Steve Anderson with Scott Berry and Friends on Saturday, May 23, from 7 to 9, at
 ence is dilapidated as well) and grass
                                             It‘s a Grind Coffeehouse at Lebanon and Dallas North Tollway. Steve specializes in
 hat has overgrown the sidewalk? Or is
                                             acoustic blues, and is the owner/operator of Anderson Guitar Gallery with his wife
 his a HOA issue?
A. It is Code Enforcement that handles
                                             Daddy Rocks, a classic blues/rock power trio, appears at Joe‘s Crab Shack in Mesquite
 hese issues. Please call (972) 292-5369
                                             on Sunday, May 24, from 6 to 9. The address is 1340 N. Peachtree Rd., and you may
or email at with
                                             contact the venue at 972-329-7111.
 he problem and address.

The HOA can address the issue also.
However, the City has more power to
 esolve the issue in a timely manner.

                                             NEW – Panther Creek Estates 3rd Annual Community Yard/Garage
This Day in History – May 22, 1843:
Great Emigration departs for Oregon
                                            Huge multi family sale on May 22 & 23, 7am – 2pm at Panther Creek Estates. Due to
 rom the History Channel…                   the weather last weekend there are still lots of goodies left. Furniture, adult and kids
                                            clothes, books, toys, tools, electronics, you name it! Come visit our fabulous
A massive wagon train, made up of           neighborhood and you may find a treasure or two!
1,000 settlers and 1,000 head of cattle,
 ets off down the Oregon Trail from         North on Preston, East on Eldorado, Left at Hillcrest, Right on Hillsboro to main
 ndependence, Missouri. Known as the        entrance. We are a large neighborhood covering from Panther Creek Parkway to
 Great Emigration," the expedition came     Eldorado - be sure to plan plenty of time to check out all the sales.
 wo years after the first modest party of
 ettlers made the long, overland journey
 o Oregon.

After leaving Independence, the giant
wagon train followed the Sante Fe Trail     NEW – Westfalls Village Community Garage Sale:
 or some 40 miles and then turned
northwest to the Platte River, which it
 ollowed along its northern route to Fort   The Westfalls Village spring community garage sale will be held on Saturday, May 30th,
 aramie, Wyoming. From there, it            from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Westfalls Village is located on the south side of Main Street,
 raveled on to the Rocky Mountains,         west of the Tollway, between Teel and FM 423.
which it passed through by way of the
broad, level South Pass that led to the
basin of the Colorado River. The
 ravelers then went southwest to Fort
Bridger, northwest across a divide to
 ort Hall on the Snake River, and on to
 ort Boise, where they gained supplies      NEW – Shaddock Creek Estates Community Yard Sale June 6th:
 or the difficult journey over the Blue
Mountains and into Oregon. The Great
Emigration finally arrived in October,      The communities of Shaddock Creek Estates in Frisco (West of the Tollway at Eldorado)
 ompleting the 2,000-mile journey from      have been busy spring cleaning…come find some ―new to you‖ treasures!
 ndependence in five months.
                                            Due to the weather last weekend, we‘ve rescheduled our sale for Saturday, June 6,
 n the next year, four more wagon           7am ‗til 5pm or it‘s gone, look for the signs to the neighborhood‘s 3 entrances: 2
 rains made the journey, and in 1845        entrances Legacy south of Eldorado, and 1 entrance at Teel and Blackstone.
 he number of emigrants who used the
Oregon Trail exceeded 3,000. Travel         Many estate items, futon, dinette set, BRAND NEW sample clothing-NFL, MLB, NHL and
along the trail gradually declined with     college teams-sweats/t-shirts, holiday decor, clothing for all, yard items, pool table,
 he advent of the railroads, and the        lawnmower, refrigerator, baby items, MUCH MORE.
 oute was finally abandoned in the

For advertising opportunities,
please contact Erika at or visit
                                            FriscoCoupon.Com is Now Online!

                                            If you were handed free money, would you take it? That‘s the idea behind
                                   This new online coupon website provides consumers a way to save
All the opinions, endorsements or
                                            money on everyday purchases around Frisco. also provides a way for
 ecommendations in this newsletter are
                                            businesses to advertise and encourage consumer spending in this tough economy. The
mine and Erika‘s alone and they do not
                                            best part about it all is that it‘s FREE. Free for consumers, free for businesses, and free
necessarily reflect the opinions or
                                            money for everyone.
 iews of any organization or group with
whom I am affiliated, or the individuals
                                   provides consumers with coupons for a variety of restaurants, retail
who are a part of such organizations
                                            and services around Frisco. Consumers can register on the Contact Us page to receive
and groups. You should not rely on any
                                            e-mail alerts when new coupons are added so they don‘t miss out on any savings.
 tatement made in this newsletter as
 videnced of how I may act as a
member of any organization or group.
 nclusion of news, events and
other information in this newsletter does
not imply an endorsement; it merely
 erves as my effort to be of service to
he readers.

                                          Fashion show Benefits Free Fashion Academy:
All About Frisco

                                          Josette Golatt, designer for Josette Couture, will host a fashion show Sunday, May 31st
Clubs, Groups and Organizations in        in Plano, Texas in which portions of proceeds will go directly to her non profit An Eye
and around Frisco:                        for Style Fashion Academy.

 risco is home to a very diverse and      An Eye for Style Fashion Academy began in January 2003 in the inner city of West
numerous set of clubs, groups and         Oakland, CA, now has a new location in Frisco, Texas. The academy plans to open in
organizations. If your group or           the historic downtown of Frisco in mid-June. This program provides free classes in
organization is missing, and you would    Business of Fashion Design and Merchandising to youth.
 ke to get it listed, please send us an
 mail so we can list it and continue to   The purpose of the program is to inspire youth to dream big while being educated,
maintain the most comprehensive list      inspired, challenged and supported by the fashion program. Golatt wants to reach out
available.                                to inspire youth, who have little hope, to become entrepreneurs.

                                          ―I have been blessed with the idea of this concept and that the concept actually came
AARP – 972-335-2478                       to life. A lot of people have visions but some of those visions don‘t get off the floor or
                                          onto paper,‖ said Josette Golatt, creator and owner of An Eye for Style Fashion
Adopt A Pet – 972-668-4311
                                          The fashion show will feature approximately 50 of Golatt‘s pieces. ―The best part of the
Al-Anon Family Groups For Friends and     academy is that young people get a head start on their career. If they chose to
 amilies of Alcoholics – 214-363-0461     continue with fashion they are armed and ready to go,‖ said Golatt.

Alcoholics Anonymous -- Frisco Chapter    For more information on attending the fashion show on May 31st, please contact Josette
– 214-394-0130                            Golatt, designer/owner at 469-865-0217. Also visit and
Alcoholics Anonymous Frisco Group –

Allen-Frisco-Plano Autism Spectrum
Parent Group

American Cancer Society of Collin
County – 214-819-1221
                                          JAWS – A Jazz, Art and Wine Social:

American Legion Post 178                  When people come together they can truly impact their communities. What better way
                                          to come together than in a socially relaxed setting where one can also make a
American Red Cross of North Texas –       difference in a student‘s academic success. Come and enjoy a chilled glass of Pinot
972-542-5642                              Grigio or a robust Cabernet Sauvignon while being given the opportunity to view and
                                          purchase art works from noted DFW area artists. These featured artists‘ works will be
Angel Food Ministries – 214-282-5576      showcased by tenured gallery owner / expert Stephanie Ward, who has owned several
                                          art galleries in both Dallas and Collin County.
AroundTown Kids                           Families & Residents of Color (FROC) is sponsoring JAWS…A Jazz, Art & Wine Social,
                                          Saturday, June 13 at 6106 Frisco Square in Frisco, where they will be highlighting an
Arts of Collin County                     afternoon of wonderful wines paired with an array of tasty cuisine. The event will be
                                          topped off with learning about the art on display from Stephanie. She will be happy to
Association of Frisco Retired School      answer any questions regarding any of the art work to be purchased. The atmosphere
Personnel – 972-335-3040                  will be further enhanced by smooth jazz sounds throughout the afternoon.

                                          10% of all proceeds will be donated to the Families & Residents of Color Scholarship
Boy Scouts of America – 214-902-6754

Boys and Girls Club                       Tickets for the JAWS Event are $15.00 for individuals, $25.00 per couple, $12.00 for
                                          senior citizens and $10.00 for children 16 and under.
CASA of Collin County – 972-529-2272
                                          For additional information contact Karen Griggsby at 972.978.3216.
Celebrate Recovery – 214-282-5576

Centennial Touchdown Club (Centennial
High School Football)
                                           Steele Cage MMA - Frisco, Thurs. June 11 - Buy Tickets Now at a
Chamber of Commerce                        Discount!!

Christian Community Action – 972-436-      Get your tickets fast at a discounted rate for the Steele Cage - Battle of the Texas
                                           Titans - headlined by Sunia Filikitonga vs Tyler East. Sunia is a former Dallas
                                           Cowboy and close to 300lbs and Tyler is 6'5", 250lbs. There will a total of 9 exciting
Chronic Hugs: Chronic Pain Support         fights on the card. Get a chance to meet Hall of Fame Referee Richard Steele!!
Group – 214-726-9060
                                           Also, check this Sunday's Dallas Morning News for event info.
City of Frisco – 972-292-5000
                                           Go to:
Collin County – 972-424-1460
                                           click on: Ticket Presale

Collin County Association of Realtors –    Enter the following code: stars
                                           This will get you $3 off the $25 and $50 tickets.
Collin County Central Appraisal District

Collin County Community College

Collin County Community College
Education Foundation                       “Fusion 2009” Multi-Cultural Event:

Collin County Connection – 214-544-        Fusion 2009 is a diverse kick-off to summer with outdoor events featuring sports, food,
0666                                       entertainment, music, shopping, and fireworks. This multicultural event is sponsored
                                           by Datta Yoga Center (DYC), the City of Frisco, Visit Frisco, Frisco Square, and a host of
Collin County Early Childhood PTA –        multicultural organizations.
                                           Fusion 2009 will be held Saturday, June 6, 2009 at Warren Sports Complex, 7599
Collin County Event Professionals – 214-   Eldorado Parkway in Frisco from 3:00 pm – 11:00 pm. It will bring residents from
542-1317                                   Frisco as well as other cities in Collin County together to experience a day of learning
                                           and enjoying what their multicultural neighbors will showcase in areas such as sports
                                           featuring volleyball, baseball, and cricket; food, artifacts, and entertainment from
Collin County Gay and Lesbian Alliance –
                                           different cultures of the world.
                                           For sponsorship, booth space, and ticket information, and all other additional
Collin County Genealogy Association –      participation information, you can visit the Fusion 2009 website at or contact Karen
972-231-4190                               Griggsby at 972.978.3216.

Collin County Republican Party

Dallas Athletic Rugby Club

Daughters of the American Revolution –
                                           Frisco Schools Spirit Night:
                                           The FISD Council of PTAs is hosting Frisco Schools Spirit Night with the Frisco
Democratic Party of Collin County          RoughRiders on Thursday, June 4th. The game starts at 7:00 p.m. Be sure and arrive
                                           early as there will be player autographs and judging for the most spirited school,
Denton County                              loudest school, and school with the largest attendance. Gunstream Elementary Honor
                                           Choir will be performing for the opening of the game and the RoughRiders are giving
Denton County Central Appraisal District   away a RoughRiders ball cap to tickets purchased from FISD schools. To wrap up the
                                           evening; a special fireworks show!
Downtown Advisory Board – 972-292-         Tickets are $10.00 per person. Order deadline is May 8th. Registration should be made
5108                                       through your attending school. If you have any questions please contact Dawn Burwell
Downtown Merchants Association – 972-

 C Dallas
                                            The Dallas Koi Kichi Group Announces 'A Dog Show for Fish!!'*:
 risco A&M Club – 972-897-7765
                                            Frisco Square
 risco American Business Women‘s            May 23, 2009
Association (ABWA)
                                            An Outdoor Festival-Style Event centered around:
 risco Al-Anon Family Group – 972-978-      Water Gardening
8757                                        Koi Show, Auction & Exhibits

                                            A FREE event for General Public
 risco-Allen Texas Area Alumnae
                                            Show hours are:
                                            Saturday 10am to 6pm
 risco Area Children‘s Theater – 972-       (Fish auction at 4pm on Saturday)
                                            * Actually, it is a judging and exhibition of Japanese Fish called Koi.
 risco Area Republican Women
                                            Koi is the Japanese word for Carp. Nishikigoi, another often used term, means fancy or
 risco Association For the Arts             brocaded carp. Yes, these beautifully colored and patterned fish are descendents of the
                                            common river carp which is found all over the world. However, the specimens you will
                                            see at our show have been selectively bred in Japan for more than 200 years, evolving
 risco Athletic Network                     into the beautiful varieties that you see today. Some of the koi grow to over 3 feet in
 risco Bar Association
                                            In our Koi show you will see all of the more popular varieties and some of the more
 risco Baseball/Softball Organization –     unique varieties. The "big three" are Kohaku, a white koi with a red pattern; Sanke, a
972-712-2288                                white koi with red and black pattern; and Showa, a black koi with red and white
                                            pattern. Among these big three, you will also find Tancho versions which have only one
                                            red marking, a single red crown on its head, similar to the Tancho Crane - so highly
 risco Business and Professional Women
                                            revered in Japan.
– 972-377-0335
                                            Koi shows are held all over the world. There are small club shows like ours for the
 risco Cares Children‘s Clinic – 469-556-   Dallas area, or larger regional or international shows that attract thousands of fish.
8452                                        Although many people consider them beauty pageants, the purpose of a koi show is to
                                            have your fish judged against fish in the same variety (and size) to see which more
 risco Chamber of Commerce                  closely match the "ideal". Some of the judging criteria used are shape or conformation,
                                            skin quality and luster, and overall balance of pattern and color. Prizes are awarded in
 risco Chorale – 972-335-4380 x104          all categories. There are several official bodies that provide specifically trained judges
                                            to officiate these shows.
 risco Citizens on Patrol (C.O.P.s)         There will be Retail booths, Garden displays, raffles, auctions, kids and family activities
                                            and Vendors from all parts of the country and our local Frisco community providing
 risco Community Band – 972-668-5315        information on Water Gardening, Koi Ponds and caring for Koi fish - called "Living
 risco Community Theatre – 972-377-

 risco Convention and Visitors Bureau
                                            Frisco Career Connections:
 risco Cycling Club
                                            Frisco Career Connections meets each Thursday at 7:00 pm at First United Methodist
 risco Democratic Party                     Church in Frisco. The church is located at 7659 Preston Road in Frisco. Everyone in the
                                            community is welcome.
 risco Dog Park
                                            This group was formed as a result of the downturn in the economy and job search
                                            needs. The mission of the group is to: Connect people with networking opportunities,
 risco Ducks Unlimited – 972-712-5049       providing job search skill development, and faith based support. We help those in
                                            career transition due to unemployment, under-employment or career change. The
 risco Early Childhood PTA                  meetings each week include networking, a job search technique presentation, and
                                            support. Over eighty percent of jobs are found through networking.
 risco Economic Development
                                            For further information and to see a list of upcoming meeting topics, please see our
Corporation – 972-292-5150

 risco Education Foundation – 469-633-

 risco Family Services Center – 972-
335-9495                                    Frisco Business and Professional Women Annual Wine Tasting:

 risco Family YMCA – 972-335-3222
                                            Come join members and guests of Frisco Business & Professional Women at a Wine
                                            Tasting from 6:30 pm to 9:00pm on Thursday June 18. Unwind after a long day, meet
 risco Fire Department – 972-335-5525
                                            new friends, laugh with old friends and share a glass of wine. Breathe that sigh of
                                            relaxation as you enter the door at Uncork, a hidden treasure in nearby Little Elm.
 risco Football League – 972-712-0558       Taste four different wines, share your thoughts and learn from some experts about
                                            great wine and food pairings. Find a bottle or two you like and buy some for your own
 risco Garden Club – 972-335-3812           table.

 risco Gymnastics Center – 972-377-         The event will be held at UNCORK, a place of comfort, class and style. Network with
0888                                        and meet other professional men and women from the area, bring a friend or business
                                            associate or relax with friends and family in this cozy atmosphere. Uncork is located at
                                            2832 Eldorado Parkway, #212, the S. E. corner of Eldorado and FM 423 in Little
 risco Housing Authority                    Elm. Proceeds will benefit Frisco BPW Scholarship Fund for CollinCollege.

 risco Humane Society – 972-498-8980        Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Please contact Jenny Phung at (972)
                                            731-0165 or email. For more info regarding Frisco Business & Professional Women,
 risco Independent School District –        please visit our website.
                                            The Business and Professional Women (BPW) is a national organization of women
                                            helping women through education, support and advocacy. What makes the BPW stand
 risco Kiwanis Club
                                            out is the learning from speakers every month. If you have limited time to give to
                                            yourself, you owe it to your personal growth to maximize every hour of every meeting.
 risco Lion‘s Club – 972-335-2487           At BPW meetings you will learn something new, you will meet someone in a different
                                            profession, you will have time to make a new friend, make a connection to get some
 risco Music Teachers Association           needs met personally or professionally, and have some fun.

 risco Neighborhood Watch

 risco Pack 142

 risco Parents of Multiples                 NEW - 'Riders Golf Classic:

 risco Police Department – 972-292-
6000                                        Date: Tuesday, June 9th
                                            Time: 8:00 am shotgun start
 risco Police Officers‘ Wives Association   Location: The Tribute Golf Club

                                            The Frisco RoughRiders will be hosting the Inaugural 'Riders Classic Golf Tournament at
 risco Post Office – 972-335-7453
                                            The Tribute Golf Club in The Colony. This event benefits the RoughRiders Foundation.

 risco Pride                                Participants will have the opportunity to golf with the RoughRiders players and coaches,
                                            participate in contests on the course, and win great prizes. The cost is $200 for an
 risco Public Library                       individual or $600 for a foursome.

                                            Questions? Call Mara Simon-Meyer, Director of the RoughRiders Foundation, at
 risco Quilt Guild

 risco Republican Men‘s Club
 risco Republicans – 972-335-9176

 risco Residents of Color

 risco Rotary Club – 972-701-2801        NEW - 1st Annual Homes for Our Troops Bowling Fundraiser:

 risco RoughRiders                       As you know, there is no more rewarding experience than supporting our veterans.
                                         Even more worthwhile is supporting the soldiers who do not come back in the same
 risco Soccer Association – 972-712-     condition as when they left. These severely injured soldiers really need our help to
4625                                     continue their lives after service to our country.

 risco Square                            We are contacting you about the 1st Annual Homes for Our Troops Bowling Fundraiser
                                         on August 15th, 2009 at Plano Super Bowl in Plano, Texas to benefit Homes for Our
                                         Troops. We expect over 500 bowlers plus volunteers and other participating groups.
 risco Sunrise Rotary
                                         You would be able to support a worthy cause and let others in the community know
                                         they do so. This is strictly a volunteer effort held by people who care. This is not a
 risco Swim Team                         political event in any way. Our goal is to make this event successful and continue it in
                                         future years to help these severely injured soldiers who have already sacrificed for us.
 risco Thunder Professional Football
                                         We are soliciting sponsorships and donations (ex. gift cards) to support this worthwhile
 risco Veterans of Foreign Wars Post     event. A $500 sponsorship donation allows you to be a lane sponsor the day of the
#8273 – 972-712-5611                     event. A banner will be displayed in the bowling alley the entire month of August as
                                         well as recognition on the event website and on the individual lane the day of the
                                         event. (Or, Can be exchanged for Merchandise/services) A $250 Sponsorship donation
 risco Women‘s League – 972-712-8890     allows you to be a Banner Sponsor the day of the event. Homes for Our Troops is
                                         rated by the American Institute of Philanthropy as an A charity. This means the
 risco/Plano Christian Women‘s Club –    majority of the money raised is actually used to build specially adapted homes and very
972-668-4464                             little is used on administration overhead. Homes for Our Troops is a 501 c3 recognized
                                         charity with ID number 54-2143612. The event is already listed on the events calendar
 risco Youth Volleyball Leagues          at the above listed website as well.

                                         If you have any questions or need more information please feel free to contact Clark
Hall Office Park
                                         Clement at 214-923-3299 or you can email at

Heritage Association of Frisco – 972-

Heroes for Children – 214-256-5824

nside Collin County Business             NEW - Liberty High School’s REDHAWK BAND “Grand Champion” @ the
                                         Dallas Wind Symphony Invitational:
KittiCo Cat Rescue – 214-826-6903
                                         The Liberty High School‘s REDHAWK BANDS Wind Ensemble received the ―Grand
 abrador Retriever Rescue of North       Champion Windband‖ award at the Dallas Wind Symphony Invitational on May 9th,
Texas                                    2009. Additionally, the Wind Ensemble also received the ―Outstanding Large School
                                         Windband‖ and ―Outstanding Large School Woodwinds‖ awards.
 egacy Christian Academy
                                         ―We are very excited!‖ commented REDHAWK BAND director Alyson Keller. ―This was
 ewisville Independent School District   an important contest for us as we were up against several quality programs. This is
                                         exactly the momentum we needed as we enter into our third honor band qualifying
                                         performance later this month at the Murchinson Performing Arts Center in Denton.‖
Meals on Wheels – 972-562-6996

Miracle League of Frisco

MOMS Club of Frisco – East Central
Chapter – 972-712-1789
                                         NEW – DBU Frisco Evening Information Session:
MOMS Club of Frisco – South Chapter –
                                         DBU Frisco's next Evening Information Session will be on Tuesday, June 2, at 5:45
                                         p.m. The information session will involve a discussion of DBU's master's degrees as well
MOMS Club of Frisco – SE Chapter –
214-227-2418                             as detailed information on how an adult can gain up to 30 hours of college credit
                                         towards a bachelor's degree based on knowledge gained from life and work experience.
MOMS Club of Frisco – SW Chapter –       You can earn an entire bachelor's degree in Communication, Psychology, Business
469-384-8002                             Administration, and Management, as well as, a Master of Business Administration,
                                         Master of Arts in Management, Master of Education, Master of Education in School
                                         Counseling, Master of Arts in Counseling, and a Master of Arts in Christian Education at
MOMS Club of Frisco – West Central
                                         DBU Frisco. The information session will be held at DBU Frisco located at the corner of
                                         Warren and Internet in Hall Office Park (3211 Internet Blvd, Suite 100, Frisco, TX
                                         75034). If you have any questions or would like to reserve a seat please contact DBU
MOMS Club of Frisco – West Chapter –     Frisco at (214) 333-5777 or For more information about the new
214-504-9223                             Frisco location go to:

Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) – 972-
                                         NEW - Heritage Association of Frisco's Annual Art Contest – 2009:
National Alliance on Mental Illness of
Collin County – 214-509-0085
                                         The Heritage Association of Frisco's Annual Art Contest was a huge success Thursday,
                                         May 14th. Our sincere appreciation and thanks goes out to all the students, teachers,
Newcomer Friends of Greater Plano        and administration staff of the FISD, to the Heritage Association of Frisco's Board,
                                         Members and Volunteers, to our participating sponsors and to the City of Frisco. The
North Texas Tollway Authority – 214-     Council Chambers was the ideal spot for the ceremony with its double screens allowing
461-2000                                 for the projection of the student‘s artwork and microphones, which gave the students
                                         the special treat of announcing their own name and grade level as they received their
OU Club of Collin County – 972-797-      award. Not only did the ceremony recognize and celebrate the talent of these
9708                                     53 students and awarded $2,500 dollars in cash prizes, but also made mention of the
                                         teachers and instructors that inspired these young Picassos.

Overeaters Anonymous – 972-832-5263      For the past eight years, the Heritage Association of Frisco has donated all the funds for
                                         the awards, but this year two outstanding companies, Babe‘s Chicken Dinner House
Play Pals – 972-839-0312                 and Richardson Bike Mart of Frisco, kindly contributed to this special event with
                                         donations to benefit these talented and future artists. Twenty-seven elementary
Prosper Independent School District      students were awarded with a first place certificate and $25. A total of eighteen first
                                         and second place certificates and a prize of $75 or $50 were awarded to middle school
                                         artists while high school students (8) received $100 or $75 and a certificate for their
Radio Free Frisco
                                         entries. Local Frisco judges and talent, including Artist - Misty Oliver Foster,
                                         Photographer - Craig Maccubbin, Journalist - Jane Whitledge, Video Producer - Marla
Senior Center at Frisco Square – 972-    Fields, and Illustrator, Larry Daste, had a difficult time choosing from the 585 entries
292-6550                                 that best reflected this year's theme, "Frisco In Motion: Exploring Modes of
                                         Transportation Through Time".
SPCA of Texas – 972-562-7387
                                         The Art Contest has been a tradition of the Heritage Association of Frisco for nine years
Speak Up – Frisco Toastmasters Group –   now and is part of our mission of researching, preserving, and sharing our heritage
972-881-9989                             within the community while inspiring the City's youth. The winning artwork will be on
                                         display throughout the summer at the Heritage Museum and potentially within FISD
Stonewall Democrats of Collin County
                                         Visit for more information about this contest and preserving our
Texas Democratic Women of Collin         City's heritage.

Texas Tornado Hockey
                                         NEW – CAMP R.O.C.K. Deaf Children’s Vacation Bible School:
Toastmasters Club of Frisco – 972-712-
4611                                     Grace Avenue United Methodist Church with Lovers Lane United Methodist Churchwill
                                         be hosting a VBS camp forDeaf, Hard of Hearing, and CODA children. Siblings of
Visual Arts Guild of Frisco              Deaf/HH children are also welcome.

Volunteer Center of North Texas          Ages: 4 years old (as of 9/1/09) - 5th Grade
                                         Date: June 29th - July 2nd (Mon - Thurs) 2009
Voter Registration Information – Collin      Time: 9:00am - 12:00pm
County                                       Cost: $25 per child (includes t-shirt)
                                             $60 family max (scholarships are available)
Voter Registration Information – Denton
County                                       Contact Kim Meyers at 972.335.2882 ext. 513or

                                             Location: Grace Avenue United Methodist Church, 3521 Main Street, Frisco
Women Encouraging Business – 972-

Word of Mouth Productions

WOVI-Frisco: Women of Visionary
nfluence – 469-252-4528                      NEW – Health Fair at the Frisco Public Library:

Young Life Frisco – 972-424-6339
                                             Saturday, May 30 from 1 – 4 pm
                                             4th Floor McCallum Room, Frisco Public Library

                                             Check up on your health – for free! Baylor Medical Center of Frisco will offer free
                                             health screenings at the Frisco Public Library on Saturday, May 30, from 1 to 4 p.m.
                                             The Health Fair will be in the McCallum Room on the fourth floor of the library.
Churches and other Places of
Worship in and around Frisco
                                             Free screenings will be offered on a walk-in basis for glucose, cholesterol, bone density,
                                             and blood pressure. Fasting is not necessary. On-site consultation regarding the
One of the wonderful things about Frisco
                                             results of your screenings will be available. Don‘t miss this convenient opportunity to
s the many diverse religions you can
                                             take care of your health. For more information about this program please visit
 ind. If your Church is not listed, please
                                    or call 972-292-5669.
  ontact us so we can list it and continue
 o maintain the most comprehensive list

Apostolic Temple – 972-712-5673
                                             NEW - Leadership Frisco Now Accepting Applications for 2009-2010:
Alter Church of Frisco – 214-733-3069

Assembly of God Cornerstone                  The Leadership Frisco is looking for individuals from the Frisco area who are interested
Community Church – 972-335-4704              in learning more about the City as they prepare to become active leaders and
                                             volunteers in Frisco.
C3 TrueNORTH Church – 469-287-5063
                                             Leadership Frisco is a nine-month community leadership program sponsored by the
                                             Frisco Chamber of Commerce dedicated to developing a pool of well-informed, highly
Celebration Covenant – 214-387-9833          motivated individuals qualified to assume leadership roles in the community. Its goal is
                                             to expand the leadership skills of dedicated individuals who live or work in Frisco, to
Central Christian Church – 972-377-          deepen their sense of community responsibility and heighten their involvement in
2608                                         volunteer opportunities, neighborhood associations and the community as a whole.

Church of God in Christ – 972-377-3649       The program starts in September with a team building day, but includes one full day
                                             each month dedicated to exploring the inner workings of Frisco's government,
                                             educational system, economic development, service organizations, regional issues,
Church of Living Stones – 972-335-3499       leisure and culture, and public safety. Class participants also learn about and get to
                                             practice leadership skills critical to working with volunteers and groups in the
Community Christian Fellowship – 469-        community and their businesses. Members of the Leadership Frisco program will also
252-0583                                     choose a class project to be completed during their year which will benefit the Frisco
Compass Christian Church – 972-335-
7546                                         The class is limited to 20 participants; you must be at least 18 years of age and have
                                             lived or worked in Frisco for one year prior to June 15th. If you are employed you must
                                             have the endorsement of your employer, and be able and willing to give one Friday a
Congregation B‘nai Israel – 972-712-
                                             month to the program from September to May.
                                             For more information about the Leadership Frisco program, to inquire about applying
Cornerstone Baptist Church – 972-335-        for the 2009-2010 year or to find out about sponsorships available for this year, please
1974                                         contact the Frisco Chamber of Commerce at 972-335-9522 or visit
Cornerstone Christian Reformed Church Applications are due by June 19,
– 469-362-7844                              2009.

Cornerstone Community Assembly –

Cornerstone Community Church – 972-
                                            NEW - Leadership Frisco Class 12 Restaurant Days Raise Money for
Crossroads Community Church – 972-
                                            As a part of the ongoing i am frisco initiative, Leadership Frisco Class 12 sponsored two
Crosswalk Community Church                  restaurant days. The first event was held at Bonnie Ruth‘s on April 21st and the second
                                            event took place at California Pizza Kitchen on May 5 th. Twenty percent of the proceeds
Destiny‘s Place Ministries – 972-712-       went to support Frisco Family Services Center (FFSC).
                                            Leadership Frisco Class 12 is proud to announce that the combined events raised
                                            $1,000 on behalf of FFSC.
 aithbridge Presbyterian – 972-377-
                                            i am frisco is an initiative designed by Leadership Frisco Class 12 to benefit the City of
                                            Frisco by raising awareness, donations, and volunteerism. The goal is to create a
 ellowship of Frisco – 972-335-1700         community of involved citizens making a difference in the lives of those around them.

 irst Baptist Church of Frisco – 972-335-   See for more information and get involved today!
                                            Leadership Frisco is a community leadership program sponsored by the Frisco Chamber
 irst Pentecostal Church – 972-292-         of Commerce dedicated to developing a pool of well-informed, highly motivated
3174                                        individuals qualified to assume leadership roles in the community.

 irst United Methodist – 972-335-4380

 risco Bible Church – 972-335-8150

 risco Church of Christ – 972-335-2118      NEW - The Frisco Area Children’s Theater Proudly Presents 'The
                                            Magical Land of OZ':
 risco Community Bible Church – 469-
                                            Directed by: Jesse Nichols
                                            Musical Direction, Choreography, and Makeup by: Roxi Taylor
 risco Community Fellowship – 972-
668-3696                                    Wardrobe by: Kelsey Johnson
                                            Adaptation by: Tim Kelly
                                            Music & Lyrics by: Bill Francoeur
 risco Masjid – 972-898-8691
                                            Performance Dates: June 5, 6, 12 & 13 at 7PM
 risco Trails Fellowship Bible Church –     Saturday Matinee: June 6 & 13 at 2PM
                                            Performance Location: Clark Middle School, 4600 Colby Drive, Frisco
Genesis Metro – 469-450-6277
                                            $10 - General Admission
Grace Avenue United Methodist – 972-
                                            $5 – Children (10 yrs & under) and Seniors Citizens (65yrs)
                                            Enjoy additional performances for 50% off
                                            Group Discounts Available: call Ginny at (972) 977-8874
Grace Church – 469-633-9104
Grace Pointe – 972-292-3174                 This timeless tale, based on the L. Frank Baum classic, is retold in a rousing mini-
                                            musical. When Dorothy's house squashes the Wicked Witch of the East, she and her
Hamilton Chapel Baptist Church – 972-       dog, Toto, set out on the adventure that has charmed millions. With her friends,
377-3348                                    Scarecrow, Cowardly Lion and Tin Woodsman, this remarkable journey takes them to
                                            the great Oz... who will only grant them their wishes if they rid the world of the Wicked
                                            Witch of the West. This lively remake of the popular full-length musical Oz!, has the
Harvest Church International – 214-         same action and music that made the original a family favorite. Download color OZ
Higher Dimensions – 214-551-3078           flyer!

Hope Fellowship – 972-377-8855             Summer acting classes and workshops are forming.
                                           Program ad space available - see our completely new website for details!
glesia Buenas Nuevas – 972-712-0946
                                           NEW - Frisco Business & Professional Women Thursday, June 2nd,
Kingdom Life Christian Center – 214-       2009 - POWER NETWORKING!
                                           In today's economy, networking is one of the essential elements not only for business
 ebanon Baptist Church – 972-377-3348      owners, but for career professionals as well. We will have a discussion on ideas to
                                           expand your circle of business and job referrals. Professionals, bring your resume and
 egacy Presbyterian Church – 972-464-      contact information and see what opportunities lies ahead of you through this meeting.
                                           Frisco Embassy Suites is located at 7600 John Q. Hammons Drive, just west of
                                           Stonebriar Mall. We meet at the Cypress Grill on the 1st floor, and collect $25.00 at the
 iberty Baptist Church – 972-625-3546
                                           door for guests and non-members, the standard fee for members is $22.00. Casual
                                           networking begins at 6:15 p.m.
 ife-Changing Faith Christian Fellowship
– 214-387-8040                             Reservations are required. Please email Christine Thomas at or
                                           call 469-855-7217 to make a reservation or for more information. Guests are always
 ife Fellowship of Frisco – 214-886-7810   welcome.

 iving Waters Family Worship Center –      The Business and Professional Women (BPW) is a national organization of women
214-387-9602                               helping women through education, support and advocacy. What makes the BPW stand
                                           out is the learning from speakers every month. If you have limited time to give to
                                           yourself, you owe it to your personal growth to maximize every hour of every meeting.
 iving Word Baptist Church – 469-362-
                                           At BPW meetings you will learn something new, you will meet someone in a different
                                           profession, you will have time to make a new friend, make a connection to get some
                                           need met personally or professionally, and have some fun.
 one Star Baptist Church – 469-358-
7089                                       Visit for more information.

Newstart Church of the Nazarene – 214-

Northstar Church – 972-712-8282

                                           NEW – Little Giant Steps Neurodevelopmental Innovations Screening
Parkway Hills Baptist Church – 972-403-
1010                                       Announcement:

Praise Fellowship Worship Center – 214-    One screening per family. Reports will be given during evening seminar. This is not
387-9397                                   an evaluation and no individualized activity recommendations are part of this process.

Preston Ridge Baptist Church – 972-        Location: Plano, TX Area
                                           Date: June 2nd, 2009
Preston Trail Community Church – 972-
668-1244                                   Email Alysa to schedule an appointment at

                                           Ruth Young, a seasoned home school mom, a certified teacher in Texas and a certified
Primera Iglesia Bautista De Frisco –
                                           practitioner in neurodevelopment with Little Giant Steps, will be bringing a very special
                                           lifelong gift to the Plano area. She is offering neurodevelopmental screenings to the
                                           public on Tuesday, June 2nd for a nominal fee of $10.00. A screening is a snapshot of a
Providence Church – 469-362-1240           few areas of you or your child's current developmental function. This is not an
Rejoice Lutheran Church – 972-335-
6411                                       Screenings help adults assess their own or parents assess the status of their child's
                                           neurodevelopmental abilities. This ability indicates brain organization for employment,
Revolution Ministries – 214-649-0623       academics and overall function. It will be a guide for you or for parents to help reach
                                           for full learning potential.

Rock Hill Church of Christ – 972-346-      On Tuesday evening, the 2nd, Ruth will conduct a free seminar where test results will
Shawnee Trail Church of Christ – 972-      be given. Participants will discover different options available to help brain
377-9106                                   development. This seminar equips you with tools to help improve abilities for success
                                           in school, job and life. It will also help you decide if additional intervention is
St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church –    advisable. Everyone regardless of age can benefit from these ideas. Bring paper and
972-712-2645                               pen along, so you can take notes, as parents, employers and educators alike will be
                                           equipped with techniques that help with reading, math, short term and long term
                                           memory, organization, and coordination. You will learn activities that help folks get
St. Philips Episcopal Church – 214-387-
                                           "connected" or neurologically efficient. When the brain connections are plentiful and
                                           working together well, then many of the learning issues disappear. This dramatic
                                           benefit happens because we work with root causes of academic underperformance.
Stonebriar Church of Christ – 972-712-
9264                                       If you'd like to take advantage of this offer, please email
Stonebriar Community Church – 469-
252-5000                                   Please feel free to pass this email on to friends and families that you think might be
                                           interested in a neurodevelopmental screening for a member of their family.
Stonebridge United Methodist Church –

Stonebrook Church of Christ – 214-705-
                                           NEW – Numbers Prove Why Travel Matters to the City of Frisco:
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day
Saints – 972-377-4724
                                           Positive News Highlights the Economic Impact of Travel & Tourism
The Journey – 214-529-8873
                                           A benchmark study commissioned by the Frisco Convention & Visitors Bureau and
The Shawnee Trail Church of Christ –       conducted by Destination Analysts proves why Travel Matters to the City of Frisco.
                                           In 2008 the City hosted 4.33 million visitors comprised of 3.83 million day-trippers
                                           from DFW and a 200 mile radius; 350,000 stayed in local hotels and 150,000 stayed
Turning Point CMA Church – 469-733-        with residents. Those visits resulted in $1.24 billion in direct visitor spending. The
3196                                       economic impact is astounding for a city of only 110,000 residents!

United Pentecostal Church – 972-712-       Executive Director of the Convention & Visitors Bureau, Marla Roe, comments, ―We are
5673                                       very pleased with the results of the study, but have our work cut out us to entice our
                                           day visitors into staying overnight.‖
Water‘s Edge Lutheran Church – 972-
712-7377                                   In the last 5 years, Frisco has made major strides in enhancing its reputation as a
                                           premiere leisure and business travel destination with 5 new hotel properties, new
                                           restaurants and shopping and annual concerts such as Jimmy Buffett and Kenny
Frisco Neighborhoods and
                                           Chesney. The expansion of the Dr Pepper Arena and the addition of Fieldhouse USA will
Homeowner Associations:
                                           only help increase the amount of visitors to Frisco in the future.

                                           The return on those investments and more have been $21.2 million in tax revenues
 f your HOA or neighborhood is not         with $18 million going toward sales tax and $3.2 million in hotel tax in 2008. Retail
 sted, please contact us so we can list    spending accounted for $396 million and meetings and conference spending
t and continue to maintain the most        contributed $41.4 million.
 omprehensive list available. For a map
of where each HOA is located, along        What‘s next for the City of Frisco when it comes to travel & tourism – Certified Tourism
with contact information for each HOA,     Ambassador training for employees within the areas of hospitality, restaurant,
 isit the City of Frisco HOA Directory     shopping, city emergency services and attractions in June.

Autumn Park                                ABOUT THE FRISCO CVB
                                           Founded in 2004, the Frisco, Texas, CVB has grown in tandem with the extensive
Bella Casa                                 growth of leisure travel, sports, and meeting facilities in the area. It‘s our mission to
                                           generate a positive awareness of Frisco as a premiere destination for meetings,
                                           sporting events, conventions, trade shows, and leisure travel and to positively impact
Chapel Creek                               the economic base of the City of Frisco. For more information, visit
                                           or call 877-GO-FRISCO.
Cheyenne Crossing

Coventry Oaks
Creekside at Preston

Creekside at Stonebriar

Crestview                             NEW - Annual Free Concert And Festival benefiting 'Smiles for
Custer Creek Farms
                                      A FREE family concert will be held in McKinney's Adriatica featuring the Maylee Thomas
Cypress Creek                         Band, Lone Star Attitude and headliner, country sensation Little Big Town and will
                                      conclude with a brilliant fireworks display. Festival activities located near the concert
Dominion at Panther Creek             will include rock climbing, bounce houses, face painting, obstacle courses and
                                      Games2U. Miss Texas 2006 Shilah Phillips will kick off the festivities with a powerful
                                      rendition of the National Anthem. The Smiles for Habitat concert and festival will
Eldorado Fairways
                                      celebrate months of hard work by hundreds of volunteers to make the dream of home
                                      ownership a reality for one McKinney family. There will be many vendors including
Estates on Legacy                     Mama Emilia's restaurant with concessions for sale. Each vendor will donate 20% of
                                      their proceeds back to Smiles for Habitat.
 airfield Estates
                                      The Smiles for Habitat concert and festival is made possible by generous donations to
 risco Fairways                       the North Collin County Habitat for Humanity. Funds raised by the 2009 Smiles for
                                      Habitat concert and festival will directly benefit the Osornia family of McKinney and the
                                      Smiles for Habitat planning committee could not be more excited. Smiles for Habitat
 risco Heights
                                      planning committee member Wendy Shelley attended the groundbreaking ceremony for
                                      the Osornia's home in January and said, "Its an honor to be involved with this project.
 risco Square                         The Osornia family is so deserving of this home. It was neat to experience the
                                      groundbreaking with them and see the joy in their faces."
Golden Gate Village
                                      Roberto Osornia and his wife, Carolina, have already earned more than their required
Grayhawk                              500 hours of sweat equity to qualify for their home. Roberto is employed by Aramark
                                      and works as a custodian for the McKinney Independent School District and Carolina
                                      cleans homes. Eager to move into their new home, the Osornias are very grateful for
Griffin Parc                          the opportunity provided by Habitat for Humanity to become homeowners. Their
                                      children, 5 year-old Jesse and 4 year-old Miriam, also cannot wait to move into their
Heather Ridge Estates                 new home. Miriam is already asking to get a dog to go with their new backyard.

Heritage Green                        Jake Tyson, the "Handsome Handyman" from Australia will emcee the event. He is the
                                      founder and owner of Redback tools, sold nationwide at Lowe's stores. His unique
                                      Maxistrike hammer was awarded "Best New Product in the World" at the US Hardware
Heritage Lakes
                                      show and is used by Australian celebrities including Russell Crowe and Eric Bana. At
                                      10am on May 23,2009 he will be at the 2009 Smiles for Habitat home located at 609
Heritage Village                      Pride Court McKinney to help build. He is working on a secret surprise for the Osornia
Hickory Springs
                                      In 2008, the Smiles for Habitat project raised $30,000 to benefit the Habitat for
Hickory Street Village                Humanity home of Glenda Alons and her three children. Also held over Memorial Day
                                      weekend in 2008, the concert entertained 6,000 people and featured Maylee Thomas
                                      and country and western singer Chris Cagle.
Hillcrest Estates
                                      Local orthodontist and McKinney Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year 2009 Dr.
Hillcrest Highlands                   Jennifer Buchanan hopes to increase donations and raise more funds this year. Dr.
                                      Buchanan founded Smiles for Habitat in McKinney with the dream of providing local
Hillcrest Lebanon/Cecile Place        support to McKinney residents who qualify for a Habitat for Humanity home and plans
                                      to be able to raise enough through the Smiles for Habitat project in the future to build
                                      several homes a year. "What I love most about Smiles for Habitat is the results are
Hillcrest Lebanon/Hillcrest Meadows
                                      tangible. The funds raised make the dream of home ownership a reality." states Dr.
Hillcrest Lebanon/Smith Estates
                                      "We are so excited to be partnering with Habitat to build a home for the Osornia family.
Hunters Creek                         Smiles for Habitat will be a great family event with the festival, live outdoor concert,
                                      and fireworks! Combining fun and charity is another way McKinney is "Unique by
Kings Garden                          Nature,"comments Dr. Buchanan.

                                      For more information please visit and click on "Smiles for
Kings Ridge
                                      Habitat" or
 akes on Legacy - Lakehill
                                   SMILES FOR HABITAT 2009
 akes on Legacy – The Lakes        Sunday May 24th 5:00-10:00 pm
                                   CONCERT INFORMATION
 akes on Legacy – The Villas
                                   Emcee - Jake Tyson the Handsome Handyman and creator of Redback Tools

 akes of Preston Vineyard          Concert: Harbour Stage
                                   4:20 Judicial Review - local teen band from McKinney
 onestar Ranch
                                   Concert: Main Stage (times are approximate)
Meadow Hill Estates                5:00 Color Guard
                                   5:10 National Anthem by Miss Texas 2006 Shilah Phillips
                                   5:30 Lone Star Attitude
Northridge                         6:30 Military Tribute and Presentation to Osornia Family
                                   7:00 Maylee Thomas Band
Oakbrook Park                      8:30 Little Big Town

Panther Creek Estates              Kids Festival: 5:00-sunset
                                   Rock climbing, Obstacle Course, Bounce Houses, Games2U, Face painting, Fireworks at
Parkside Estates
                                   ATM and Concessions on site:
Pearson Farms                      Rocky Mountain Fudge, Fried What?, Marble Slab Creamery, Mom and Popcorn, Miss
                                   Piggy's Cotton Candy, Mom's Funnel Cake, Starbucks Coffee, Mama Emilia's
Plantation Estates
                                   Restaurants located near concert site and are donating percentage of sales during
Plantation Resort                  concert to Habitat for Humanity:
                                   Panda Express, McDonald's, Amato's Italian Eatery
Plantation Resort 2                No coolers at concert please

Plantation Springs


Preston Estates
                                   NEW - Outdoor Aquatic Center Summer Opening:
Preston Gables
                                   The month of May marks the start of the summer pool season and our aquatics team is
Preston Glen                       gearing up for the opening of the Outdoor Aquatic Center at the Frisco Athletic Center
                                   on Saturday, May 23. Grab your swimsuits and make plans to join us. The first 250
Preston Highlands                  kids will receive a free Frisco Athletic Center summer t-shirt.

                                   The price of admission is included with a membership to the Frisco Athletic Center.
Preston Lakes/Lakes of Hillcrest
                                   Non-members may purchase a day pass. Prices are $6 for youth ages 2 - 17 and adults
                                   18 and older are $8.
Preston Manor
                                   The Outdoor Aquatic Center features a children's play structure complete with slides
Preston Oaks                       and spray features, a lagoon pool, two large water slides and a lazy river.

Preston Ridge                      Food and drinks are allowed (no alcohol or glass containers) in the Outdoor Aquatic
                                   Center, but may not be brought inside the Frisco Athletic Center.
Preston Trace Estates
                                   Click for a complete list of pool rules, summer schedule and hours of operation.

Preston Vineyards North

Preston Vineyards IV

Quail Meadow Village               NEW - Commemorate Members of the United States Armed Forces
                                   With The Democratic Party of Collin County:
Queen‘s Gate
Red Bud Estates                           The Democratic Party of Collin County will host its annual Memorial Day Picnic to
                                          commemorate veterans, Saturday May 23 from 3 PM until 6:30 PM at the Frisco
Russwood Acres                            Commons Park, 8000 McKinney Road, Frisco, TX. Frisco Commons offers several great
                                          amenities, such as fishing* and nature trails. The general public is invited.
Saddlebrook Village
                                          You will also be able to enjoy horseshoes, face painting, staged pictures with Obama
                                          and pictures at the beautiful veteran's memorial, contests (texting, hula hoop and
Shaddock Creek                            more) caricatures and best of all...great food and conversation with fellow Democrats.
                                          The DPCC will also honor living veterans. All veterans are welcome to join the DPCC
Shenandoah Village/Villages of            Picnic.
Stonebriar Park
                                          The DPCC will provide grilled hot dogs. All guests are encouraged to bring a side dish or
Shepherds Hill                            dessert: A-M please bring vegetables, salad or casserole and N-Z please bring dessert.

                                          For more details or to volunteer, please contact, or
Starwood                                  972-578-1483.

Sterling Ranch                            The Memorial Day Picnic will be a fun-filled event designed with the entire family in
Stewart Creek Estates
                                          *Children under seventeen are not required to have a fishing license. For an adult
                                          fishing with the youth under seventeen a fishing license is required which may be
                                          obtained from a sporting store. A one day fishing license may be purchased for ten
Stonebriar Country Club Estates

Stonebriar Creek Estates

Stonebriar Village

Stonelake Estates
                                          NEW - Frisco to host Arts Festival and Exhibits this Fall:

Stonelake Estates West                    The Guild was proud to have Richard Oldham, Public Art Manager for the City of Frisco,
                                          as a guest speaker at our May 13 meeting. Richard informed us of two important
Stonebrook Estates                        upcoming arts events.

The Chase at Stonebriar                   The Frisco Association for the Arts will be hosting an Arts Festival at Newman Village in
                                          Frisco this October 16-18. This event is scheduled to be a large festival, with many
                                          musicians and performing arts groups, a large food area, a children‘s play area and
The Creeks on Coit                        over 100 artists represented. As a benefit to members of the Guild, we are being
                                          offered a discounted rate on booth rentals, a waived jury fee, and all members will
The Enclave at Stonebriar Creek Estates   receive a tent covering for free. That is over $300 in savings for our members!
                                          Applications are available at Upon applying online, you will need
The Trails of West Frisco                 special codes to receive your discount. Please contact Richard at
                                 to get these codes. The deadline for submissions is June 15,
                                          in order to receive the Guild member discounts. For more information about the
The Village at Frisco Lakes
                                          festival, visit

The Villas/Lakes on Legacy                If you would like to participate, but do not want to have your own booth, the Guild will
                                          also have a large tent for showing members‘ work. More details will be provided as we
The Vintage/Lakes on Legacy               get closer to the event. If you would like to volunteer to help the Guild with our booth,
                                          please contact the board at
Townhomes of Tuscany Square
                                          The City of Frisco will be taking applications for the new Art in the Atrium exhibit to go
                                          up this fall in the George Purefoy Municipal Center. Look for the Call for Artists to come
Turnbridge Manor
                                          out later this summer. Meanwhile, consider that the City is looking to establish a
                                          collection of art that represents the heritage and direction of the City of Frisco. Some
Tuscany Meadows                           art works entered into the Art in the Atrium exhibit may be considered for purchase by
                                          the city.
Villages of Hillcrest

Villages of Lake Brook Farms
Villages of Stonebriar Park

Villages of Willow Bay

Waterford Falls                             NEW – All City Choir Keeps on Singing:

Westfalls Village                           The Frisco ISD All City Choir celebrated 10 years of singing Tuesday, May 19, at Grace
                                            United Methodist Church in Frisco. The current choir, made up of fourth and fifth grade
Willow Pond                                 students from throughout the school district performed and the choir's founding
                                            directors - Tadlock Principal Kellie Rapp and Smith Assistant Principal Terry Walsh, both
Windsor Place                               former elementary music teachers, were special guests. Other teachers who have
                                            worked with the program over the years were also in attendance.
                                            The choir performs a variety of songs including American folk songs, blues and classical
Woodstream Hills

About Matt Lafata:

Matt Lafata and his wife Erika share six
  hildren between the two of them. In       NEW – Daryl Trent Honored by Arts Association:
 anuary 1999, Mr. Lafata moved to
  risco from Gloucester, MA. Matt has
helped build several successful             Dr. Daryl Trent, Frisco ISD Director of Fine Arts and the founder of the current FISD
businesses for more than 20 years. A        band program, as well as director of the Frisco Community Band, was honored for his
ong-time business consultant,               service to the arts by the Frisco Association for the Arts at a concert at Liberty High
  ntrepreneur and human resources           School Tuesday May 19. Dr. Rick Reedy joined Jerri Grant Robertson of the arts
professional, he is the Vice-President of   association board in honoring Trent for his dedication to the fine arts in Frisco. Reedy
Sales & Marketing with the Frisco-based     described Trent as "Frisco's Music Man."
HR strategy and technology consulting
 irm HRchitect. He is also the founder of
The Matt Lafata Marketing Group.
Previously, Matt was an Executive Vice-
President of a computer software
  ompany where he was responsible for
  orporate development, marketing,
                                            NEW – Frisco Education Foundation Scholarship Night:
  ales, product development and more.
He studied finance and business
management at Salem State College in
                                            Since its founding in 1999, the Frisco Education Foundation, alongside outside donors
Salem, Massachusetts.
                                            from community organizations, corporate entities, school organizations and caring
                                            individuals, has awarded over $1.8 million in scholarship monies to FISD graduating
                                            seniors. The Foundation awarded 275 deserving FISD graduating seniors with
Matt Lafata has been involved in
                                            scholarship awards totaling over $365,000 at the annual FEF Scholarship Night on
numerous organizations throughout
                                            Thursday, May 14, at Stonebriar Community Church.
 risco in the last 10 years. As a former
 wo-term Frisco City Council Member, he
s or has been involved in the following…
                                            UPDATED - Frisco Police Blotter:

       Former Deputy Mayor Pro Tem         The Frisco Police Blotter can be found on Crimeweb for those citizens who like to keep
        on the Frisco City Council          up with what is going on around the city from the police point of view. This report
       Former Planning & Zoning            covers the period of May 12 to May 18. Public Safety is a huge focus of mine and it
        Commissioner                        takes all of us to keep our city safe. If you ever see something that just doesn‘t look
       Graduate of Leadership Frisco       right, please don‘t look the other way. Please contact our fantastic Police department.
       2005 recipient of the ―21           Even if it turns out to be nothing, they would rather you contact them and let them
        Leaders of the 21st Century‖ by     make that determination.
        Inside Collin County Business
       Graduate of the Frisco Citizen‘s
        Police Academy
       Youth sports coach
       Past board member for the           NEW – Landscape Design/Detail (Early – Mid May):
        Frisco Family Services Center
       St. Francis of Assisi Knights of    Submitted By: Glenn Everett Kopanski, United States Navy (Ret)
       Columbus Member
      Member of the Frisco Heritage       We are now heading to the most challenging parts of the year where different issues
       Association                         will begin to show or develop. I wanted to go "Green" on Pest, so I have just a few tips
      Member of the Frisco Area           that will cover the most destructive pests we deal with in this part of Texas. First of all
       Children‘s Theatre                  this product called BT will destroy Caterpillars, Beetle Larvae, Fly Larvae, Mosquito
      Member of the Frisco Association    Larvae as well. Horticultural Soap will wash the insect's protective coat making it
       for the Arts                        dehydrated. Horticultual Oil will suffocate any insect. Those are just a few products that
      Member of the Frisco                are safe to our environment and to an animal‘s health that would come into contact
       Community Theatre                   with chemicals that are not Earth friendly. I myself use little chemicals around my
      Community Advisory Board            property, basis soap can take care of pests that attack our trees.
       member for the Frisco Women‘s
       League                              I like giving tips that I have done in the past 30+ year's, for instance have you thought
      Friends of the Frisco Public        about extending one of your gardens out some and placing large egg size rocks in place
       Library Member                      making it look like a stream? You can use Mexican Pebbles which are much larger than
      Board member for the Frisco         the name makes it look. Throwing in large boulders can add a different touch to any
       Square Municipal Management         yard especially placing them close to the homes front door. Planting low lying blue rug
       District                            Juniper around the rock or moss can add in some attitude. Using the imagination can
      City of Frisco Technology           transform your yard that matches your personality and certainly makes the house look
       Committee member                    different than those around your neighborhood. I find Landscaping brings in a sort of
      City of Frisco Budget and Audit     friendship around you that develop relationships in your neighborhoods add in a benefit
       subcommittee member                 sense of class as well. Pea-gravel walkways to a sitting area can add in a peaceful
      Tax Increment Finance board         setting in any yard. I also always highly recommend a large birdbath on anyone's
       member                              property which attracts our favorite birds. Bird houses will attract a certain type of bird
      Co-Director of the Mrs. Texas       as most birds use foliage in our trees and shrubs as their breeding grounds. Our
       United States Pageant               sparrows love birdhouses whereas a Dove will nest in a Leland Cypress. Cardinals will
      Honorary Chair for World AIDS       nest in trees usually and if there are Blue Jays around they will stake their own
       Day 2007 in Collin County           territory as beautiful as they are they will invade any nests to keep competition at a
      On the PR Committee for the         minimal for their babies. One bird that fascinates me is the Hummingbird. These birds
       2008 Boys and Girls Club of         are attracted to trumpet type flowers so if you want this bird in your yard purchase any
       Collin County Gala                  plant that puts out a long stemmed flower or spike, there are too many to mention but
                                           if you want a list please e-mail me at my home's email address I will provide below.
Since 2001, Matt has produced this very
popular e-newsletter that goes out         Mid-Late May is the best time to finish planting if you have not already done so. Texas
 very week to over 41,000 people and       heat will become dominate in June. After June 1st it is time to maintain and sit and
businesses and keeps the Frisco            relax with a glass of Iced Tea and enjoy your nature and garden. I recommend you
 ommunity in touch with local events       continue to De-Head your flowers once they have finished blooming, give them a
and businesses. There has never been       haircut and that promotes new growth and flowers. Our Crepe Myrtles will be blooming
nor will ever be a fee charged to          in late May, I cannot stress this enough if you have this plant to keep a close eye on
 chools or non-profit groups to run        them. Many Myrtles in this area have been hit hard the past few years, why I cannot
 n the newsletter. As of July 2008, the    tell you but if you see leaves wrinkling up or turning yellow begin to spray the entire
newsletter‘s limited commercial            plant with Bacterial soap. Use a spray bottle and soak the entire trunk and leaf areas,
opportunities for local businesses         this will control the Afhids. If the trunk begins to turn black spray it and scrap off the
 Sponsorship, Spotlight and Advertorial)   fungus. I almost lost 2 of them last year, what I did was cut each stalk to the ground,
are handled by Full Circle Marketing.      they are healthy and back to where they were 2 years ago before this fungus attacked
                                           it. Key is to maintain.

                                           Now for my Tree/Shrub & Flower of the Week:

                                           Tree of the Week: Globe Willow - This is a large spreading up Tree, rounded top -
How to “Whitelist” this Frisco
                                           Heat/Drought tolerant - Handles poor soil. Plant this selection away from the house in a
Community Newsletter in Your
                                           part of yard that is wasted space. This is not as invasive as a Weeping Willow. Hgt: 60ft
Spam Filter:
                                           Max Spread: 60ft.
With the advent of outrageous volumes
                                           Shrub of the Week: Mediterranean Fan Palm - Grows in clumps - Used in containers or
of unwanted email these days, of which
                                           often used as specimen plants - I have had many of these, great Palm handling Cold
we get a ton, it‘s unfortunate that
                                           well/Drought well and handles Full Sun or Shade. Hgt: 10ft Spread: 8ft.
egitimate email publications like this
are not being seen by some of the
                                           Flower of the Week: Turk's Cap - Showy bright red flowers that never really open
 eaders who enjoy those publications.
                                           completely - Great for borders blooming from early spring to late fall - Attracts many
There is much fear today that the email
                                           Hummingbirds-Dies early into the winter but bursts out in late February for another
publishing/marketing industry is in
                                           year of enjoyment.
  erious trouble, due to mistakes in
 iltering when legitimate email is
                                           That is it for this week. Before I sign off I have to encourage water conservation. With
  rroneously tagged as unwanted email.
                                           all the wonderful rainfall we have had it will not take long to deplete the lakes again.
                                           With population growth in North Texas and higher demand for water I believe in my
While we applaud the anti-spam               own opinion it is wise to keep conservation minded. We have had enough rain to
ndustry for removing the plethora of         sustain our grass and plants for several weeks but for plant containers water will be
unwanted email from many of our              needed as that soil is elevated and can dry faster. As far as our turf though the
mailboxes, from time to time, some           sprinklers can be shut off for awhile. Over watering means more dependence your
egitimate email publications are             grass will get and when we hit long dry spells this summer over-watered grass will turn
mistaken as unwanted.                        brown faster than a lawn that is watered once per week. I like to also mention we live
                                             in a unique city with much diversity keeping Frisco clear of litter is always encouraged
Sometimes, this results in our mailings      and for the smokers those butts need to be placed in an ashtray not on our streets and
bouncing back, with requests for us to       a threat of grassfires as well during dry spells. It is always an honor to serve Frisco and
 espond to challenge/response                I always like to thank my two best friends Matt & Erika Lafata for allowing me to give
messages to prevent future filtering.        this service to you. If you have any questions please contact me at:
However, due to the size of our list, it‘s I will be more than happy to assist you in your concerns
nearly impossible for us handle the          or advice, nice thing about this is it is free!! My Best Frisco, Glenn
 olume of such requests.

To that end, please realize that we want
our readers to always anticipate and
 njoy the valuable information that this
 ommunity newsletter delivers.
                                             NEW - Newest Segment of the Sam Rayburn Tollway to Open Ahead of
 f you currently use an anti-spam            Schedule:
program or service, we ask that you
 ake just a minute or two to add this
newsletter to your “safe” or                 A progress report delivered to the NTTA System Projects and Operations Committee in
permitted email sender list. This            May indicated that Segment 3 of the Sam Rayburn Tollway (SRT) is likely to open to
usually involves simply adding our           traffic ahead of its January 2010 anticipated completion date.
 ending address to your whitelist,
 afelist, or list of privileged senders.     ―If construction continues to progress on schedule, the project could reach substantial
This is commonly known as whitelisting       completion by fall,‖ said Elizabeth Mow, NTTA director of project delivery.
a publication. Simply add the email
addresses of,            Segment 3 is approximately 6.88 miles long and extends from Hillcrest Road to Hardin, and                   Boulevard. It is the next segment in the SRT corridor, which stretches approximately                     26 miles southwest to northeast, linking the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport and
                                             growing communities in Collin, Dallas and Denton counties.
  If you wish to be removed from             Segments 1 and 2 are open to traffic and extend from Denton Tap Road in Coppell to
  this newsletter, please send an            Hillcrest Road on the Plano/Frisco line. Once complete, Segment 3 will round out
 email to and            nearly 23 miles of vital roadway needed for improved mobility.
simply put the words REMOVE in the
             subject line.                   The SRT has two additional segments to be constructed:
                                             • Segment 4 – 2.94 miles, from Hardin Boulevard to east of Medical Center Drive
                                             including the SRT/U.S. 75 interchange; scheduled to open by January 2011.
                                             • Segment 5 – .33 miles, consists of adding direct-connect bridges to the SRT at the
                                             Dallas North Tollway; scheduled to open by January 2012.

                                             When complete, the SRT will feature six main lanes and all-electronic toll collection.
                                             For more information on the SRT and other NTTA roadways, visit

                                             NEW - NTTA Dedicates Sam Rayburn Tollway:

                                             The NTTA will formally dedicate the Sam Rayburn Tollway during a ceremony at 10
                                             a.m. on Friday, June 5.

                                             The NTTA Board of Directors approved the new name on March 16, 2009, after months
                                             of deliberation and input from the communities along corridor as well as the general

                                             The June 5 ceremony also will celebrate 54 years of distinguished public service by the
                                             roadway‘s namesake – Samuel ―Sam‖ Taliaferro Rayburn. ―Mr. Sam,‖ as the iconic
Texan was affectionately known, served in elected office for 54 consecutive years.

Rayburn represented the Fourth Congressional District, a 16-county area that once
included Collin, Grayson, Rockwall and Fannin counties. He remains the longest-serving
speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives.

Rayburn helped bring electricity to rural parts of this region, farm-to-market roads,
multiple federal projects and economic development opportunities to this region. He
was known for his integrity, patriotism, fairness and his love of North Texas.

The ceremony will be held on the Exchange Parkway just off the northbound service
road in the city of Allen, where a commemorative plaque will be built into the project.
Speakers include NTTA Board Chairman Paul N. Wageman and Sam Rayburn
Foundation Chairman Dee J. Kelly.

The Sam Rayburn Tollway remains under construction by the NTTA. The first two
segments of its 26-mile stretch in Dallas, Denton and Collin counties are open to traffic
and feature all-electronic toll collection.

The remaining segments are opening in phases, with the tollway expected to fully open
to traffic by January 2012.

NEW - Lewisville Lake Toll Bridge Arch Almost Complete:

Crews continue to work diligently to finish the Lewisville Lake Toll Bridge (LLTB), which
will provide a much needed east/west connection in Denton County north of Lake
Lewisville. As work on the arch nears completion, crews focus on bringing the concrete
decking to meet the signature steel arch.

The bridge construction began with the drilling and placement of 248 drilled shafts to
support the structure. The bridge has 194 concrete columns connected by 566 concrete
beams. On top of the beams, crews laid a thick concrete slab that makes up the road
surface. Once complete, 150,000 tons of concrete will have gone into the 64-foot-wide
and 1.7-mile-long bridge structure.

The NTTA still anticipates opening the bridge to traffic in August 2009. The LLTB will
give motorists, area residents and boaters and easily recognizable landmark in
southern Denton County. Plans are underway for events that will allow the public to
view this magnificent structure.

More information about the LLTB project can be found at

NEW - Dirt Keeps Flying on Bush Extension:

As construction on the President George Bush Turnpike (PGBT) Eastern Extension
progresses, one thing is for certain – crews will be up to their ears in dirt as they begin
the ―messy‖ task of moving more than one million cubic yards of dirt to make way for
the eastern expansion of the PGBT.

The NTTA is building Sections 28-31 of the 9.9-mile extension, which will lengthen the
PGBT southeast from State Highway 78, over Lake Ray Hubbard, to Interstate
Highway 30. The Texas Department of Transportation is building the lake bridge
(Section 32). Construction began in October 2008, and the road is expected to open to
traffic in late 2011.
Along its length, the extension will have a variety of profiles – from well-below grade to
ground level and back to well-above grade. Section 28, from the Firewheel Town
Center in Garland to west of Miles Road in Sachse, is largely below grade, beginning its
westward trek beneath the bridge at Crist Road and also passing underneath Firewheel

As a result, crews must dig down as much as 30 feet in spots, displacing slightly more
than 1.2 million cubic yards of dirt, rock and other ground materials in the process –
about 480,000 loads for the average full-size pickup truck.

While some of this dirt will be used to build embankments within the project, large
haulers are standing by to cart most of it away to various off-site locations.

Now, weather permitting, crews are stripping and stockpiling the topsoil for re-
spreading when the major earthwork and construction are done. This involves
removing about four inches from the entire length, except areas that will not be
disturbed in the construction.

The majority of the built-up areas, or embankments, for this project are at the bridge
abutments, which is considered a short haul accomplished with track hoes, large eject
trucks and paddle scrapers. That material is excavated, hauled, spread and compacted
without access to a public roadway.

The remaining excess material requires loading onto semi-tractor trailers and hauling
over public roadways in legal loads of about 40,000 pounds of material per trailer. That
equates to about 12.5 cubic yards per truck, or about 62,440 truckloads.

In coordination with the corridor cities of Garland, Sachse and Rowlett, contractors
already have placed some of the dirt on an adjacent property for its future
development. The City of Garland will receive 50,000 cubic yards, or 4,000 truckloads
for future use in the C.M. Hinton Jr. Regional Landfill in Rowlett. PBGT EE Section 30
will require about 120,000 cubic yards, or 9,600 truckloads.

The remaining material will be sold and hauled to places yet to be determined.

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