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VEMBER 15, 2010 – VOLUME 8, ISSUE 15 CONTACT US
Welcome to another exciting, informative issue of the Matt Lafata’s Frisco
Community Newsletter, now in our 8th year with 41,000 weekly readers.
Full Circle Marketing was founded by
Erika Lafata and is the marketing
Be sure to check out the Newsletter Sponsor, Comedian Laura Bartlett and her
agency for Matt Lafata’s Frisco
stand-up comedy, “Four Funny Females” which has received great reviews from
Dallas-area press. Find out where the final performances will be held and how to get
tickets. Also, be sure to read my interview with the very talented Fran Reisner of
Frisco in the Newsletter Spotlight. Fran made the family portrait shoot with all 8 of
Lafata Family Web Site
us last year look like a piece of cake (see picture to the left). She really knows how to
capture the best of people and animals!
NEW - Erika’s Blog – Updated 5/15/09
Also, as you might be able to tell, „tis the season for Spring cleaning! There are a
Matt’s Blog – Last Updated 4/25/09
number of community and church garage and yard sales in Frisco the next few
weekends, including our neighborhood‟s this Saturday in Shaddock Creek Estates. I am
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sure there will be bargains galore!
The Puzzling World of HR Technology
Blog – Last Updated 5/15/09 Something that many of us have been anticipating happens late next week as Frisco‟s
first Whataburger opens its doors north of Preston at Lebanon. Their marketing
contact tells us they are aiming for late afternoon Thursday. So good to see that
orange construction almost complete knowing we only have to drive a few minutes to
get that Whataburger with cheese or mouth-watering taquito!
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 family portrait was taken in
ebruary 2008 of our family by Fran
Reisner of Frisco, also who is the
Newsletter Spotlight this week. Fran was
able to master getting 6 kids and a
Pomeranian to look like we do this all
he time! *Way to go Fran!*
NEW – NEWSLETTER SPONSOR - Comedian Laura Bartlett’s “Four
Funny Females” Stand-Up Comedy Show:
This Frisco Community Newsletter is
designed to bring us all a little
loser together each week by
providing coverage of different
happenings in our community.
There are so many amazing things
n this newsletter, as there are
every week. Please SHARE this
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neighbors and encourage them to
ign up to receive it themselves.
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as no citizen should be without this
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f there are non-profit community
vents, people or groups you want to Laura Bartlett's "Four Funny Females" has established itself as the stand-up comedy
ecognize, fundraising events, or any show to see in North Dallas during its year-long run in McKinney.
newsworthy items you would like to see
added and shared with more than forty Writing about the show, Dallas Morning News gave it the designation of “HOT
housand residents and businesses in TICKET” “Best of the Weekend” and said "McKinney is the new Comedy Central."
risco and the surrounding areas, please DMN’s QUICK’s cover story called the show she-larious!" and said "these girls bring
end us an email and we‟ll consider the funny." The show has also been featured in Plano Profile, WFAA-TV, TXA-21's
ncluding it. Morning Buzz and KLAK-FM.
f you received this from somebody Each of the girls brings a unique comic sensibility to the stage. Jodi Hadsell‟s geek chic
else and would like to be added to is the yin to Sherry Belle‟s snarky southern charm yang. Bartlett‟s blonde ambition
he list, just send me an email. Your prepares audiences to blast off to Linda Stogner‟s off-kilter planet of talking squirrels
email address will never be sold, and other strange observations.
ented, or given to anybody else for
any reason, as your privacy is of the The girls bid farewell to McKinney for a while with an 8 p.m. show on May 30 at the
utmost importance to us. All McKinney Performing Arts Center.
newsletters can also be found on
our newsletter web site. Following its McKinney bow, "Four Funny Females" heads to the
Eisemann Center in Richardson June 20th for two shows (6 p.m. and 8 p.m.)
Quotes of the Week: "Same funny show. Two completely different experiences," says Bartlett. "McKinney
has the whole historic vibe around the square, while moving the show to the Eisemann
People have no idea the giant capacity Center makes it easier for people in Richardson, Plano and North Dallas to check out
we can immediately command when we the show in a beautiful theater with a modern architectural edge."
ocus all our resources on mastering a
ingle area of our lives” – Tony Robbins “We‟ve enjoyed our run in McKinney and we‟re really looking forward to making our
debut at Richardson‟s Eisemann Center. We hope everyone who has wanted to see the
Stress is an ignorant state. It believes show in Collin County will get out to at least one of these three shows!” she said.
hat everything is an emergency." -
Unknown Tickets can be purchased online, over the phone 214-544-4630 or at the box office.
Tickets for Eisemann Center show, June 20th in Richardson can also be purchased
Matt Lafata’s Frisco Community online at the Eisemann‟s website or over the phone at 972.744.4657
Newsletter est. 2001 & now with
41,000 readers! 1 Visit www.FourFunnyFemales.com for show times, pictures, and videos or contact Laura
NEW – NEWSLETTER SPONSOR -
Comedian Laura Bartlett’s “Four
Funny Females” Stand-Up Comedy
NEW – NEWSLETTER NEW – NEWSLETTER SPOTLIGHT on Frisco Artist Fran Reisner:
SPOTLIGHT on Frisco Artist Fran
Reisner: 3 MATT: Fran, we’ve known you for years and how talented you are. Please tell
our newsletter readers a little about yourself.
NEW – Shaddock Creek Estates
Community Yard Sale this Saturday: FRAN: Thank you, Matt. I think of myself as an artist first, and photographer second.
4 Photography, like painting, is a true art form. I'm best known locally as a custom
portrait photographer, meaning I design and create custom portraiture of families,
NEW – Shaddock Creek Garage Sale children, etc. A bit like a commissioned artist I suppose, but my medium is
to Raise Money for Lou Gehrig’s
Disease Patient: 5 MATT: Please tell us what's so unique about what you do.
Frisco Farmer’s Market every
FRAN: What is unique is the custom nature of what I do, and the fact that I work very
Saturday at Frisco Square: 5 closely with my clients to create an image that fits their style and captures the essence
of who they are. Also unique is that I have a formal education in photography which
FriscoCoupon.Com is Now Online! 5 very few in this industry do, and after nearly 30 years in business I still have a strong
passion for my craft.
NEW – Fashion show Benefits Free
Fashion Academy: 6 MATT: What inspires you?
JAWS – A Jazz, Art and Wine FRAN: Life inspires me! It is such an amazing gift, don‟t you think? To be able to
capture the essence of life as I see it, in images that are appreciated by others, is truly
Social: 6 a blessing for me. In my portrait work it‟s my desire to capture the relationship, the
mood, the emotion and the character of each of my subjects while providing a lifelong
Creekside at Preston 2nd Annual memory. In capturing the beauty of this world in my Fine Art images, it is the light I‟m
Community Yard/Garage Sale: 7 drawn to, how it touches… whether delicately or dramatically everything around us,
creating dimension, enhancing texture and bringing color to life.
Boy Scout Troop 51 Annual Garage
Sale: 7 MATT: Yes, life is definitely an amazing gift! I know that you have been
honored in your field with awards and professional recognitions. Can you
Lone Star Ranch Neighborhood share some of those with our readers?
Yard Sale: 7
FRAN: I‟ve been fortunate enough to win numerous awards on an international level.
Westfalls Village Community Garage Locally I‟ve been honored three times as Dallas Photographer of the Year, but truly the
Sale: 8 best award for me is knowing, without doubt, how much my clients value the portraits I
create for them.
NEW – Panther Creek Estates 3rd
Annual Community Yard/Garage MATT: Fran, this is the part of the spotlight where people get to know a little
more about you. One of my passions is music and in fact I have about 6,500
Sale: 8 songs on my iPod. What kind of music do you like to listen to?
NEW - Eldorado Fairways
FRAN: My ipod is nicely stocked as well, but I can't say I have one particular favorite
Community Yard Sale: 8
kind of music. It usually depends on my mood. I just love music... anything that moves
me, or makes me want to move. On that note I'd like to add; I do a lot of speaking in
Steele Cage MMA - Frisco, Thurs. my industry, and one of the things I often share with my audience is that what we do
June 11 - Buy Tickets Now at a as artists is a lot like good music, or literature, or movies... if we are able touch the
Discount!! 8 heart, and evoke emotion, then we have done our jobs well.
Centennial Touchdown Club Annual MATT: Fran, Erika and I and our family and friends have received so many
Titan Spring Huddle: 9 compliments on our beautiful family portrait (pictured in the Newsletter today.)
They seem to be especially impressed with how you were able to get 6 kids
“Fusion 2009” Multi-Cultural and a dog to behave for the shoot! So how does someone find you to talk
Event: 9 about booking a session?
Heritage Association of Frisco: 9 FRAN: Well, let's just say I have a lot of good tricks up my sleeve! This is one of the
many areas where experience pays off. They can book a consultation with me by
Frisco Schools Spirit Night: 10 visiting my web site at www.franreisner.com and/or calling the studio at (972)529-
The Dallas Koi Kichi Group
Announces 'A Dog Show for MATT: Fran, is there anything else you would like to share with readers of this
Fish!!'*: 10 newsletter?
Angelman Syndrome Foundation’s FRAN: Well, yes... with the technology that we have available to us today it is easy to
DFW Area Walk-A-Thon: 11 get steered in the wrong direction. If you are looking for a photographer, I recommend
you research the style and type of images you want hanging in your home (e.g., casual
Frisco Career Connections: 11 vs. formal), establish a budget and then visit the web sites of some recommended
photographers. It is the eye of the photographer, not the technology we use, that
Frisco Business and Professional creates beautiful lasting memories.
Women Annual Wine Tasting: 11
NEW - Double Your Investment: 12
NEW - 'Riders Golf Classic: 12
NEW - Frisco Career Opportunity of NEW – Shaddock Creek Estates Community Yard Sale this Saturday:
the Week - sponsored by
CareersInFrisco.com: 13 The communities of Shaddock Creek Estates in Frisco (West of the Tollway at Eldorado)
have been busy spring cleaning…come find some “new to you” treasures!
NEW - Community Leaders Battle
For Title at Chamber Event: 13 THIS Saturday, May 16th 7am „til 5pm or it‟s gone, look for the signs to the
neighborhood‟s 3 entrances: 2 entrances Legacy south of Eldorado, and 1 entrance at
NEW - Retired Teachers Install Teel and Blackstone.
Officers: 14 Many estate items, futon, dinette set, BRAND NEW sample clothing-NFL, MLB, NHL and
college teams-sweats/t-shirts, holiday decor, clothing for all, yard items, pool table,
NEW – Curtsinger Student Wins T- lawnmower, refrigerator, baby items, MUCH MORE. www.Shaddock-Creek.com
Shirt Contest: 14
NEW - 1st Annual Homes for Our
Troops Bowling Fundraiser: 14
NEW - Texas Democratic Women of
Collin County (TDWCC) Meeting
NEW – Shaddock Creek Garage Sale to Raise Money for Lou Gehrig’s
Announcement: 15 Disease Patient:
NEW – Summer Theatre Workshops:
16 During the Shaddock Creek Estates Community Yard Sale Saturday, there will also be a
special sale going on specifically to raise funds for Libby, a woman fighting Lou
UPDATED - Frisco Police Blotter: Gehrig’s Disease. The sale will take place at 11069 Powder Horn Lane in phase 3 of
16 SCE (Legacy/Andrew Street south of Eldorado, west of the Tollway.) Libby‟s mother is
working several jobs to provide hospice care for Libby and needs as much help as she
NEW – Landscape Design/Detail can possibly get! All proceeds will go to Libby‟s care. Make sure you make room to
(Early – Mid May): 16 enjoy the baked goods and lemonade also being sold to raise funds. If you just want to
make a donation to Libby and her family please stop by 11069 Powder Horn Lane or
NEW - City of Frisco Final Voting contact Lorie.
Results, May 9, 2009 General
NEW - Museum of the American
Railroad and City of Frisco Finalize
Frisco Farmer’s Market every Saturday at Frisco Square:
NEW - Cool Thursday Concert
Series-Dallas Arboretum: 20
NEW – Capitol Steps from State
Representative Ken Paxton: 20
For advertising opportunities for
your business, please contact Erika
Lafata at or 214.636.6614. While I The Frisco Farmers Market was created at the request of Frisco residents to bring fresh
ontinue to handle the content of produce and handmade goods into our home town. Frisco Square provides location.
he newsletter (the bulk of the Frisco Noon Lions Club provides the volunteers. This event runs through September
newsletter that is non-paid each Saturday from 8am-1pm or until sellout.
Erika handles the business The market is located on the corner of Coleman Boulevard and Frisco Square Boulevard
ommercial opportunities, including across from City Hall and the Library. Local growers offer juicy melons, peaches, vine-
he Sponsorship and Spotlight ripened tomatoes, fresh corn on the cob and lots more. Also offered are baked breads,
eatures as well as other marketing meat from local ranchers, honey, arts & crafts and various other products. Please
equests. contact Lion Brandy Griffin for more information
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NEW – Fashion show Benefits Free Fashion Academy:
Dr. Pedro Checo – Advice from Dr.
Josette Golatt, designer for Josette Couture, will host a fashion show Sunday, May 31st
City of Frisco Related Question of in Plano, Texas in which portions of proceeds will go directly to her non profit An Eye
he Week: for Style Fashion Academy.
Q. Does Frisco have ordinances An Eye for Style Fashion Academy began in January 2003 in the inner city of West
prohibiting the ongoing parking of a Oakland, CA, now has a new location in Frisco, Texas. The academy plans to open in
railer (think small trailer, not 18 the historic downtown of Frisco in mid-June. This program provides free classes in
wheeler) on neighborhood streets? If so, Business of Fashion Design and Merchandising to youth.
what should I do to point out the
iolation to Frisco? Call the non- The purpose of the program is to inspire youth to dream big while being educated,
mergency police number or something inspired, challenged and supported by the fashion program. Golatt wants to reach out
lse? to inspire youth, who have little hope, to become entrepreneurs.
A. Yes we do and yes, please call “I have been blessed with the idea of this concept and that the concept actually came
972.292.6010 and an officer will be sent to life. A lot of people have visions but some of those visions don‟t get off the floor or
out. onto paper,” said Josette Golatt, creator and owner of An Eye for Style Fashion
The fashion show will feature approximately 50 of Golatt‟s pieces. “The best part of the
This Day in History – May 16, 1929: academy is that young people get a head start on their career. If they chose to
First Academy Awards Ceremony continue with fashion they are armed and ready to go,” said Golatt.
rom the History Channel… For more information on attending the fashion show on May 31st, please contact Josette
Golatt, designer/owner at 469-865-0217. Also visit www.josettecouture.com and
On this day in 1929, the Academy of www.aneyeforstyle.com.
Motion Picture Arts and Sciences hands
out its first awards, at a dinner party for
around 250 people held in the Blossom
Room of the Roosevelt Hotel in
The brainchild of Louis B. Mayer, head of
he powerful MGM film studio, the JAWS – A Jazz, Art and Wine Social:
Academy was organized in May 1927 as
a non-profit organization dedicated to
he advancement and improvement of When people come together they can truly impact their communities. What better way
he film industry. Its first president and to come together than in a socially relaxed setting where one can also make a
he host of the May 1929 ceremony was difference in a student‟s academic success. Come and enjoy a chilled glass of Pinot
he actor Douglas Fairbanks, Sr. Unlike Grigio or a robust Cabernet Sauvignon while being given the opportunity to view and
oday, the winners of the first Oscars-- purchase art works from noted DFW area artists. These featured artists‟ works will be
as the coveted gold-plated statuettes showcased by tenured gallery owner / expert Stephanie Ward, who has owned several
ater became known--were announced art galleries in both Dallas and Collin County.
before the awards ceremony itself.
Families & Residents of Color (FROC) is sponsoring JAWS…A Jazz, Art & Wine Social,
At the time of the first Oscar ceremony, Saturday, June 13 at 6106 Frisco Square in Frisco, where they will be highlighting an
ound had just been introduced into afternoon of wonderful wines paired with an array of tasty cuisine. The event will be
ilm. The Warner Bros. movie The Jazz topped off with learning about the art on display from Stephanie. She will be happy to
Singer--one of the first "talkies"--was answer any questions regarding any of the art work to be purchased. The atmosphere
not allowed to compete for Best Picture will be further enhanced by smooth jazz sounds throughout the afternoon.
because the Academy decided it was
unfair to let movies with sound compete 10% of all proceeds will be donated to the Families & Residents of Color Scholarship
with silent films. The first official Best Fund.
Picture winner (and the only silent film
o win Best Picture) was Wings, directed Tickets for the JAWS Event are $15.00 for individuals, $25.00 per couple, $12.00 for
by William Wellman. The most senior citizens and $10.00 for children 16 and under.
xpensive movie of its time, with a
budget of $2 million, the movie told the For additional information contact Karen Griggsby at 972.978.3216.
tory of two World War I pilots who fall
or the same woman. Another film, F.W.
Murnau's epic Sunrise, was considered a Creekside at Preston 2nd Annual Community Yard/Garage Sale:
dual winner for the best film of the year.
German actor Emil Jannings won the Huge Community wide/multi family sale, on May 16th (Saturday), 8am - 4pm.
Best Actor honor for his roles in The Last Available for sale will be furniture, adult and kid's clothes, baby items, books, toys,
Command and The Way of All Flesh, tools, electronics, & much more. Come visit our neighborhood and see what treasures
while 22-year-old Janet Gaynor was the you may find.
only female winner. After receiving
hree out of the five Best Actress nods, Creekside at Preston is located North of Eldorado off of Preston and stretches all the
he won for all three roles, in Seventh way to Hillcrest. We have 5 main entrances to our neighborhood.
Heaven, Street Angel and Sunrise.
1. North on Preston, past Eldorado, and turn right on Mockingbird.
A special honorary award was presented
o Charlie Chaplin. Originally a nominee 2. North on Preston, past Eldorado, and turn right on Panther Creek Parkway. Follow
or Best Actor, Best Writer and Best road down to the 3 entrances.
Comedy Director for The Circus, Chaplin
was removed from these categories so 3. North on Preston, turn right on Eldorado, turn left on Hillcrest. Second to last street
he could receive the special award, a on the left.
hange that some attributed to his
unpopularity in Hollywood. It was the Be sure to come out with plenty of time to check out all of the sales.
ast Oscar the Hollywood maverick
would receive until another honorary
award in 1971.
The Academy officially began using the
nickname Oscar for its awards in 1939; Boy Scout Troop 51 Annual Garage Sale:
a popular but unconfirmed story about
he source of the name holds that
Academy executive director Margaret Please come visit the Boy Scout Troop 51 Annual Garage Sale, Saturday May 16th at
Herrick remarked that the statuette the First United Methodist Church on Preston Road (just north of Stonebrook, across
ooked like her Uncle Oscar. Since 1942, from Kroger's). Sale runs from 7:00am - 3:00pm and is a major fundraiser for Boy
he results of the secret ballot voting Scout activities. Kids and Adult clothes, Furniture, Electronics, Toys, Housewares...this
have been announced during the live- is a huge event - nearly ONE HUNDRED families contribute items for sale. For more
broadcast Academy Awards ceremony information, contact Doug Dodson (972) 668-3832.
using the sealed-envelope system. The
uspense--not to mention the red-carpet
arrival of nominees and other stars
wearing their most beautiful or
outrageous evening wear--continues to
draw international attention to the film
Lone Star Ranch Neighborhood Yard Sale:
ndustry's biggest night of the year.
The Lone Star Ranch neighborhood in Frisco will be hosting a community-wide yard
For advertising opportunities, sale on Saturday, May 16th, from 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. We will be selling a wide
please contact Erika at variety of items (clothing, electronics, furniture, household items, sporting goods, toys,
Erika@FullCircleDFW.com or visit and much more!), so be sure to check out the GREAT DEALS throughout LSR! Lone
www.FullCircleDFW.com Star Ranch is located in SW Frisco on Lebanon Road - East of 423 and West of Legacy
Drive. The main intersection is Teel Parkway, North AND South of Lebanon Road. (Zip
Code - 75034)
All the opinions, endorsements or
ecommendations in this newsletter are
mine and Erika‟s alone and they do not
necessarily reflect the opinions or
iews of any organization or group with
whom I am affiliated, or the individuals
who are a part of such organizations
and groups. You should not rely on any
tatement made in this newsletter as Westfalls Village Community Garage Sale:
videnced of how I may act as a
member of any organization or group.
nclusion of news, events and The Westfalls Village spring community garage sale will be held on Saturday, May 16th,
other information in this newsletter does from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Westfalls Village is located on the south side of Main Street,
not imply an endorsement; it merely west of the Tollway, between Teel and FM 423.
erves as my effort to be of service to
NEW – Panther Creek Estates 3rd Annual Community Yard/Garage
All About Frisco
Clubs, Groups and Organizations in Huge multi family sale on May 15 & 16, 7am – 2pm at Panther Creek Estates.
and around Frisco: Furniture, adult and kids clothes, books, toys, tools, electronics, you name it! Come
visit our fabulous neighborhood and you may find a treasure or two!
risco is home to a very diverse and
numerous set of clubs, groups and North on Preston, East on Eldorado, Left at Hillcrest, Right on Hillsboro to main
organizations. If your group or entrance. We are a large neighborhood covering from Panther Creek Parkway to
organization is missing, and you would Eldorado - be sure to plan plenty of time to check out all the sales.
ke to get it listed, please send us an
mail so we can list it and continue to
maintain the most comprehensive list
AARP – 972-335-2478 NEW - Eldorado Fairways Community Yard Sale:
Adopt A Pet – 972-668-4311
5/16 8am-1pm, From Dallas Tollway, go west.
Cross Teel. 3rd left Rio Grande
Alcoholics Anonymous -- Frisco Chapter
Alcoholics Anonymous Frisco Group –
Steele Cage MMA - Frisco, Thurs. June 11 - Buy Tickets Now at a
Allen-Frisco-Plano Autism Spectrum
Parent Group Discount!!
American Cancer Society of Collin Get your tickets fast at a discounted rate for the Steele Cage - Battle of the Texas
County – 214-819-1221 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
American Legion Post 178 fights on the card. Get a chance to meet Hall of Fame Referee Richard Steele!!
American Red Cross of North Texas – Also, check this Sunday's Dallas Morning News for event info.
Go to: www.drpepperarena.com
Angel Food Ministries – 214-282-5576
click on: Ticket Presale
AroundTown Kids Enter the following code: stars
Arts of Collin County This will get you $3 off the $25 and $50 tickets.
Association of Frisco Retired School
Personnel – 972-335-3040
Boy Scouts of America – 214-902-6754
Boys and Girls Club
CASA of Collin County – 972-529-2272 Centennial Touchdown Club Annual Titan Spring Huddle:
Celebrate Recovery – 214-282-5576 The Centennial Touchdown Club will be holding its annual Titan Spring Huddle on Sat.
May 16th from 11:30am to 1:00 at the CHS cafeteria. Come meet the Titans Football
Centennial Touchdown Club (Centennial coaches, tour the football facilities and get updated about the upcoming Titan Football
High School Football) Season. All incoming Freshmen and parents as well as all returning players and families
are encouraged to attend. Lunch will be provided. www.centennialtouchdownclub.com
Chamber of Commerce
Christian Community Action – 972-436-
“Fusion 2009” Multi-Cultural Event:
Chronic Hugs: Chronic Pain Support
Group – 214-726-9060
Fusion 2009 is a diverse kick-off to summer with outdoor events featuring sports, food,
City of Frisco – 972-292-5000 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 – 972-424-1460 multicultural organizations.
Fusion 2009 will be held Saturday, June 6, 2009 at Warren Sports Complex, 7599
Collin County Association of Realtors –
Eldorado Parkway in Frisco from 3:00 pm – 11:00 pm. It will bring residents from
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
Collin County Central Appraisal District featuring volleyball, baseball, and cricket; food, artifacts, and entertainment from
different cultures of the world.
Collin County Community College
For sponsorship, booth space, and ticket information, and all other additional
Collin County Community College participation information, you can visit the Fusion 2009 website at or contact Karen
Education Foundation Griggsby at 972.978.3216.
Collin County Connection – 214-544-
Collin County Early Childhood PTA –
972-712-3634 Heritage Association of Frisco:
Collin County Event Professionals – 214- Heritage Association of Frisco Art and Multimedia Contest Award Ceremony is scheduled
542-1317 for May 14, 2009 at the City of Frisco‟s Council Chambers at 6101 Frisco Square Blvd,
from 2:00pm – 4:00pm
Collin County Gay and Lesbian Alliance –
214-521-5342 Students throughout the Frisco Independent School District are busily creating works of
art before the April 17th deadline for the Heritage Association of Frisco‟s Annual Art and
Collin County Genealogy Association – Multimedia Contest. Talented Frisco school students of all ages, K-12, are actively
972-231-4190 creating art and multimedia presentations to be judged in this year‟s Annual Art and
Multimedia Contest presented by the Heritage Association of Frisco and sponsored by
Collin County Republican Party Babe’s Chicken Dinner House www.babeschicken.com and the Richardson Bike Mart of
Frisco www.bikemart.com. The Award Ceremony will recognize children from every
school in the Frisco Independent School District with monetary cash awards for their art
Dallas Athletic Rugby Club
and multimedia creations based on this year‟s theme: Frisco In Motion: Exploring
Modes of Transportation Through Time.
Daughters of the American Revolution –
Deadline for entries is April 17, 2009 with artwork drop-off at Curtsinger Elementary,
attention Laverne Forwark and multimedia projects at the Career & Technical Education
Democratic Party of Collin County Center, attention Eva Coleman.
Denton County To add your name to this list of art supporters and caring sponsors, contact Marla
Denton County Central Appraisal District Fields, the Art and Multimedia Contest Committee Chair.
Downtown Advisory Board – 972-292-
Downtown Merchants Association – 972-
Frisco Schools Spirit Night:
The FISD Council of PTAs is hosting Frisco Schools Spirit Night with the Frisco
C Dallas 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,
risco A&M Club – 972-897-7765 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
risco American Business Women‟s away a RoughRiders ball cap to tickets purchased from FISD schools. To wrap up the
Association (ABWA) evening; a special fireworks show!
Tickets are $10.00 per person. Order deadline is May 8th. Registration should be made
risco Al-Anon Family Group – 972-978-
through your attending school. If you have any questions please contact Dawn Burwell
risco-Allen Texas Area Alumnae
risco Area Children‟s Theater – 972-
377-2675 The Dallas Koi Kichi Group Announces 'A Dog Show for Fish!!'*:
risco Area Republican Women
May 23, 2009
risco Association For the Arts
An Outdoor Festival-Style Event centered around:
risco Athletic Network Water Gardening
Koi Show, Auction & Exhibits
risco Bar Association
A FREE event for General Public
risco Baseball/Softball Organization –
972-712-2288 Show hours are:
Saturday 10am to 6pm
(Fish auction at 4pm on Saturday)
risco Business and Professional Women
– 972-377-0335 * Actually, it is a judging and exhibition of Japanese Fish called Koi.
risco Cares Children‟s Clinic – 469-556- Koi is the Japanese word for Carp. Nishikigoi, another often used term, means fancy or
8452 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
risco Chamber of Commerce see at our show have been selectively bred in Japan for more than 200 years, evolving
into the beautiful varieties that you see today. Some of the koi grow to over 3 feet in
risco Chorale – 972-335-4380 x104
In our Koi show you will see all of the more popular varieties and some of the more
risco Citizens on Patrol (C.O.P.s) unique varieties. The "big three" are Kohaku, a white koi with a red pattern; Sanke, a
white koi with red and black pattern; and Showa, a black koi with red and white
risco Community Band – 972-668-5315 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 Community Theatre – 972-377- revered in Japan.
Koi shows are held all over the world. There are small club shows like ours for the
Dallas area, or larger regional or international shows that attract thousands of fish.
risco Convention and Visitors Bureau 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
riscoCoupon.com 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 Cycling Club all categories. There are several official bodies that provide specifically trained judges
to officiate these shows.
risco Democratic Party
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 Dog Park
information on Water Gardening, Koi Ponds and caring for Koi fish - called "Living
risco Ducks Unlimited – 972-712-5049
risco Early Childhood PTA
risco Economic Development
Corporation – 972-668-5550 Angelman Syndrome Foundation’s DFW Area Walk-A-Thon:
risco Education Foundation – 469-633-
The Angelman Syndrome Foundation's D/FW Area Walk-A-Thon is set for Saturday,
May 16, 2009 in the Heritage Lakes neighborhood. The community parks and cabana
area is located at 3949 Village Blvd, Frisco. Breakfast and Check-In begins at 8 am and
risco Family Services Center – 972- the Walk is set for 10 am. Join us for food, music, fun and more surprises. The event is
335-9495 set to be a one-mile walk.
risco Family YMCA – 972-335-3222 This amazing event brings together families, friends, and members of the medical
community to raise the much needed funds that will continue to grow our
risco Fire Department – 972-335-5525 understanding of this neuro-genetic disorder.
Volunteers and food sponsors are still needed. If there is a skill that you are willing to
risco Football League – 972-712-0558 share with this growing event, we will find a place for you to use your skills to make a
difference together. For more information on this event, contact Angela Patterson, Site
risco Garden Club – 972-335-3812 Coordinator, at email@example.com or call 214-707-2544. To make a
contribution to this organization, visit the personal fundraising / awareness page
risco Gymnastics Center – 972-377- at www.angelman.org/TeamSydneyPatterson. To learn more about the syndrome or to
0888 register for the event, visit www.angelman.org
risco Housing Authority
risco Humane Society – 972-498-8980
risco Independent School District – Frisco Career Connections:
risco Kiwanis Club Frisco Career Connections meets each Thursday at 7:00 pm at First United Methodist
Church in Frisco. The church is located at 7659 Preston Road in Frisco. Everyone in the
community is welcome.
risco Lion‟s Club – 972-335-2487
This group was formed as a result of the downturn in the economy and job search
risco Music Teachers Association needs. The mission of the group is to: Connect people with networking opportunities,
providing job search skill development, and faith based support. We help those in
risco Neighborhood Watch career transition due to unemployment, under-employment or career change. The
meetings each week include networking, a job search technique presentation, and
risco Pack 142 support. Over eighty percent of jobs are found through networking.
For further information and to see a list of upcoming meeting topics, please see our
risco Parents of Multiples
risco Police Department – 972-292-
risco Police Officers‟ Wives Association Frisco Business and Professional Women Annual Wine Tasting:
risco Post Office – 972-335-7453
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
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 Public Library 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 Quilt Guild table.
The event will be held at UNCORK, a place of comfort, class and style. Network with
risco Republican Men‟s Club
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
risco Republicans – 972-335-9176 2832 Eldorado Parkway, #212, the S. E. corner of Eldorado and FM 423 in Little
Elm. Proceeds will benefit Frisco BPW Scholarship Fund for CollinCollege.
risco Residents of Color
Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Please contact Jenny Phung at (972)
risco Rotary Club – 972-701-2801 731-0165 or email. For more info regarding Frisco Business & Professional Women,
please visit our website.
risco RoughRiders 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 Soccer Association – 972-712- out is the learning from speakers every month. If you have limited time to give to
4625 yourself, you owe it to your personal growth to maximize every hour of every meeting.
At BPW meetings you will learn something new, you will meet someone in a different
risco Square profession, you will have time to make a new friend, make a connection to get some
needs met personally or professionally, and have some fun.
risco Sunrise Rotary
risco Swim Team
risco Thunder Professional Football
risco Veterans of Foreign Wars Post NEW - Double Your Investment:
#8273 – 972-712-5611
Frisco Family Services Center has been challenged to raise $25,000 on Wednesday May
risco Women‟s League – 972-712-8890
20, 2009. The Communities Foundation of Texas and The Dallas Foundation will match
dollar-for-dollar the amount raised through DonorBridge, a new online database that
risco/Plano Christian Women‟s Club – makes mutual connections between nonprofit organizations, donors and supporters. To
972-668-4464 Double Your Investment, visit www.donorbridgetx.org on Wednesday May 20, 2009
and make your donation to Frisco Family Services Center. This could mean a single day
risco Youth Volleyball Leagues contribution of $50,000!! Your support will make a significant impact on the lives of
those in need or in crisis in our community.
Hall Office Park
Heritage Association of Frisco – 972-
Heroes for Children – 214-256-5824 NEW - 'Riders Golf Classic:
nside Collin County Business
Date: Tuesday, June 9th
KittiCo Cat Rescue – 214-826-6903 Time: 8:00 am shotgun start
Location: The Tribute Golf Club
abrador Retriever Rescue of North The Frisco RoughRiders will be hosting the Inaugural 'Riders Classic Golf Tournament at
The Tribute Golf Club in The Colony. This event benefits the RoughRiders Foundation.
egacy Christian Academy 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
ewisville Independent School District individual or $600 for a foursome.
Questions? Call Mara Simon-Meyer, Director of the RoughRiders Foundation, at
Meals on Wheels – 972-562-6996
Miracle League of Frisco
MOMS Club of Frisco – East Central
Chapter – 972-712-1789
MOMS Club of Frisco – South Chapter –
NEW - Frisco Career Opportunity of the Week - sponsored by
MOMS Club of Frisco – SE Chapter – CareersInFrisco.com:
The Frisco career opportunity of the week is for a part-time "Clothing Processor" at
MOMS Club of Frisco – SW Chapter –
Frisco Resale. To view details on this and other career opportunities in Frisco check out
www.CareersInFrisco.com. At this site you can search for careers in Frisco from
companies like Embassy Suites, IntegraSys, IKEA, Centennial Medical Center, Frisco
MOMS Club of Frisco – West Central ISD, Frisco YMCA, FC Dallas and Pizza Hut Park, and many others.
MOMS Club of Frisco – West Chapter –
NEW - Community Leaders Battle For Title at Chamber Event:
Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) – 972-
The Frisco business community and the Frisco Chamber of Commerce will ultimately be
the biggest winners; however, individual Team Hosts will be competing to see who is
National Alliance on Mental Illness of the Biggest Winner among a crowded and very competitive field on May 19-21. Local
Collin County – 214-509-0085 business leaders will compete to see which team will generate the most excitement and
Newcomer Friends of Greater Plano
During the day Tuesday and Wednesday, you will find reigning winner and FC-Dallas
North Texas Tollway Authority – 214- GM Michael Hitchcock, along with Randy Burks (Randy's Steakhouse), Gary Carley
461-2000 (North Dallas Bank), Dennis James (Bank of the Ozarks), Rich Allen (ActionCoach) and
Brandon Burden (Spectrum DFW) coaching their respective team members during four
shifts and working to help the local business community. They will be gathered for a
OU Club of Collin County – 972-797-
common cause - to explain the benefits of being a member of the Chamber, discussing
the strength of our local economy, and convincing their contacts to join in support of
the organization through a membership investment.
Overeaters Anonymous – 972-832-5263
This will not be merely a phone bank where participants will sit quietly and discuss the
Play Pals – 972-839-0312 merits of Chamber Membership - it will be a highly charged, energetic room that some
will liken to the floor of the stock exchange with bells ringing and loud cheering every
Prosper Independent School District time an investment is made.
"Events like this make a difference to the bottom line of the Chamber and help
Radio Free Frisco membership," said Tony Felker, President of the Frisco Chamber of Commerce, "but
they also serve as a way to bring different people together and give them common
Senior Center at Frisco Square – 972- experiences to build upon in the future. Business leaders that might never meet each
292-6550 other get together to help the local business community, discover new friends, and
have a great time doing it!"
SPCA of Texas – 972-562-7387
The Membership Event will wrap up with a celebration at 5:21PM at Dave and Buster's
on Thursday, May 21, 2009, where the winning team will be "crowned", and the final
Speak Up – Frisco Toastmasters Group –
numbers will be tallied and announced. Many of those working throughout the event
will be present.
Stonewall Democrats of Collin County The event is coordinated by Your Chamber Connection, a company that conducts
events such as this throughout the nation. Led by Jimmy Cusano, who at first sight will
Texas Democratic Women of Collin knock you over with his outrageous attire (Zoot Suits in animal print and every color in
County the rainbow), these membership events build a foundation that allows for extensive
membership growth in a very condensed period. This event must be experienced and
Texas Tornado Hockey seen to be believed. For more information, please contact the Frisco Chamber at 972-
Toastmasters Club of Frisco – 972-712-
Visual Arts Guild of Frisco
Volunteer Center of North Texas NEW - Retired Teachers Install Officers:
Voter Registration Information – Collin The Association of Frisco Retired School Personnel installed the officers for the coming
County year at the May 6 meeting held at the Maple Street Complex of the Frisco Independent
Voter Registration Information – Denton
County Special guest was Tonna Duke, a former coach from Richardson ISD. Duke led the
installation with a “star-studded” theme that included finding the perfect “star” song for
Women Encouraging Business – 972- each office.
The officers installed included Charles Mooneyham, returning as AFRSP president; Polly
Tadlock, first vice president; Charlotte Mooneyham, second vice president; Sandy
Word of Mouth Productions
Hansel, treasurer; Joyce Comstock, parliamentarian; and Charles Justus, past
WOVI-Frisco: Women of Visionary
nfluence – 469-252-4528 Charles Mooneyham presented several certificates of appreciation for service to the
organization during the past year. Certificates of recognition were given to Dr. Rick
Young Life Frisco – 972-424-6339 Reedy, FISD superintendent; the FISD Communications Department; Sarah Hosford of
FISD catering; and AFRSP members Sandy Hansel, Judy Smith, Catherine Fowler,
Galen Boren, and Charles Justus. The Mooneyhams were also presented with a fern
from the membership in appreciation for their service.
The organization has received several awards for volunteerism, membership retention
Churches and other Places of and the Bell Ringer Award, highest award a local unit may receive.
Worship in and around Frisco
One of the wonderful things about Frisco
s the many diverse religions you can
ind. If your Church is not listed, please
ontact us so we can list it and continue
o maintain the most comprehensive list NEW – Curtsinger Student Wins T-Shirt Contest:
The Frisco Arts Association held its Third Annual T-shirt Design Contest recently and
once again an FISD student artist came up with a winning design that captures the
Apostolic Temple – 972-712-5673
spirit of the organization. The contest is open to all FISD schools in the quest to find
that one unique work of art to grace the front of their yearly membership T-shirt. The
Alter Church of Frisco – 214-733-3069 winning artwork was created by artist Lindsey Morrison a 5th grader from Curtsinger
Elementary. Several other artists were awarded 1st, 2nd, or 3rd place honors in their
Assembly of God Cornerstone age divisions. Prizes ranged from $100 dollars for overall winner to gift certificates to
Community Church – 972-335-4704 Edible Arrangements, and each artist was presented with an award certificate. The
Curtsinger Art program was presented with a $500 check for producing the top winner.
C3 TrueNORTH Church – 469-287-5063 Capitol One Bank was the main sponsor for this event. The FAA and Capitol One Bank
held the awards reception which was complete with hors oeuvres‟ and a chocolate
Celebration Covenant – 214-387-9833
Central Christian Church – 972-377-
Church of God in Christ – 972-377-3649 NEW - 1st Annual Homes for Our Troops Bowling Fundraiser:
Church of Living Stones – 972-335-3499
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
Community Christian Fellowship – 469- condition as when they left. These severely injured soldiers really need our help to
252-0583 continue their lives after service to our country.
Compass Christian Church – 972-335- We are contacting you about the 1st Annual Homes for Our Troops Bowling Fundraiser
7546 on August 15th, 2009 at Plano Super Bowl in Plano, Texas to benefit Homes for Our
Congregation B‟nai Israel – 972-712- Troops. We expect over 500 bowlers plus volunteers and other participating groups.
2624 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
Cornerstone Baptist Church – 972-335- political event in any way. Our goal is to make this event successful and continue it in
1974 future years to help these severely injured soldiers who have already sacrificed for us.
We are soliciting sponsorships and donations (ex. gift cards) to support this worthwhile
Cornerstone Christian Reformed Church
event. A $500 sponsorship donation allows you to be a lane sponsor the day of the
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
Cornerstone Community Assembly – event. (Or, Can be exchanged for Merchandise/services) A $250 Sponsorship donation
972-335-4704 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
Cornerstone Community Church – 972- majority of the money raised is actually used to build specially adapted homes and very
335-4704 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
Crossroads Community Church – 972- at the above listed website as well.
If you have any questions or need more information please feel free to contact Clark
Clement at 214-923-3299 or you can email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Crosswalk Community Church
Destiny‟s Place Ministries – 972-712-
aithbridge Presbyterian – 972-377-
9560 NEW - Texas Democratic Women of Collin County (TDWCC) Meeting
ellowship of Frisco – 972-335-1700
The TDWCC held an informative meeting on Monday, May 11, 2009, to educate TDWCC
irst Baptist Church of Frisco – 972-335-
members and guests about the structure and role of the County Commissioners, what
they govern and how they are elected. This session was the first in a series, Politics
101, to fulfill their mission to promote political activity among Democratic women.
irst Pentecostal Church – 972-292- Other sessions that are in the planning stage will focus on the school board, city
3174 council, state and national offices.
irst United Methodist – 972-335-4380 Bill Baumbach, who writes the Collin County Observer blog
http://www.baumbach.org/b2evolution/blogs/index.php, and Victor Manuel, both
risco Bible Church – 972-335-8150 former candidates for County Commissioner, were very informative and answered
questions from the audience about the County Commissioners Court.
risco Church of Christ – 972-335-2118 “I had little knowledge about the County Commissioners, so I gained a lot from
tonight‟s meeting,” said Barb Walters, TDWCC President. “This info session was timely
risco Community Bible Church – 469- because Judge Keith Self will be guest speaker at the next monthly meeting,” she
risco Community Fellowship – 972- Monthly Meeting and Program
668-3696 Judge Keith Self of the Collin County Commissioners Court
Monday, May 18th, 2009 at 6:45pm
Collin College Preston Ridge - 9700 Wade Blvd, Frisco
risco Masjid – 972-898-8691
Judge Keith Self will present an informative session about the County Commissioners
risco Trails Fellowship Bible Church – Court at TDWCC‟s monthly meeting, Monday, May 18, 6:45 pm Collin College –
972-731-5999 Preston Ridge Campus, Frisco, Founders Hall Rm. F249. Please note different meeting
date due to Memorial Day holiday.
Genesis Metro – 469-450-6277
TDWCC is a dedicated group of Democratic Women, working to EDUCATE Collin County
Grace Avenue United Methodist – 972- citizens, ACTIVATE voters, and ELECT Democrats to local, state, and federal offices. We
335-2882 meet every 4th Monday at Collin County Community College.
MsBarbCole@gmail.com or Publicity@TDWCC.org - Publicity Chair
Grace Church – 469-633-9104 www.TDWCC.org
Grace Pointe – 972-292-3174
Hamilton Chapel Baptist Church – 972-
Harvest Church International – 214-
632-4581 NEW – Summer Theatre Workshops:
Higher Dimensions – 214-551-3078
Summer is just around the corner! Do you know what your kids are doing?
Hope Fellowship – 972-377-8855 Word of Mouth Productions Summer Theatre Workshops begin June 8th at the Frisco
glesia Buenas Nuevas – 972-712-0946
Spaces are still available but will be filling up fast.
Kingdom Life Christian Center – 214-
618-1500 Register online at www.mckinneyperformingartscenter.org
Deadline to register is June 1st!
ebanon Baptist Church – 972-377-3348
See our website for more details: www.womproductions.com or call (214) 734-7326
egacy Presbyterian Church – 972-464-
iberty Baptist Church – 972-625-3546 UPDATED - Frisco Police Blotter:
ife-Changing Faith Christian Fellowship The Frisco Police Blotter can be found on Crimeweb for those citizens who like to keep
– 214-387-8040 up with what is going on around the city from the police point of view. This report
covers the period of May 5 to May 11. Public Safety is a huge focus of mine and it takes
ife Fellowship of Frisco – 214-886-7810 all of us to keep our city safe. If you ever see something that just doesn‟t look right,
please don‟t look the other way. Please contact our fantastic Police department. Even if
it turns out to be nothing, they would rather you contact them and let them make that
iving Waters Family Worship Center –
iving Word Baptist Church – 469-362-
one Star Baptist Church – 469-358- NEW – Landscape Design/Detail (Early – Mid May):
Submitted By: Glenn Everett Kopanski, United States Navy (Ret)
Newstart Church of the Nazarene – 214-
282-5576 I first wanted to make a suggestion for your yard to consider which will enhance the
overall look of your landscape we see little of. I have two gardens I call islands in my
own yard and it sure adds attitude to any yard. It is called "Gardens in the Round". This
Northstar Church – 972-712-8282
means a garden separate from the house and plants around the house. The way I can
describe it is to design a figure 8. Buy some orange spray paint and spray the grass
Parkway Hills Baptist Church – 972-403- into a large figure 8. When you do that ensure you spray it wide enough for your
1010 mower to be able to ride along the outside, best suggestion is to have concrete curbing
installed. You can pick an earth tone color. My curbing is light sandy brown and blends
Praise Fellowship Worship Center – 214- in with the plants well. White stands out too much and way too loud for landscape
387-9397 design. Once you have sprayed the grass in the design you want start digging that soil
out, ensuring all grass roots are taken out. Next have curbing poured or place large
Preston Ridge Baptist Church – 972- stones into the design. Curbing is best because it keeps weeds out of the beds or grass
712-7007 from creeping underneath it. Curbing should be 2in under the ground level to ensure
creeping grass cannot invade the garden. Once that is allowed to happen it will be
difficult to kill it so ensure all roots are out of the garden and curbing is deep enough
Preston Trail Community Church – 972-
for future issues. When that is done then comes the fun part, Plant selection. I can give
you some good selections for this type garden to give you a few ideas if you chose this
type of garden. First on one side of the figure 8 garden plant one tree like a Chaste tree
Primera Iglesia Bautista De Frisco – or desert willow. Then you need inner plants like Mexican bush sage, confur lantana,
214-872-3788 gold star esperanza, Rosemary for aroma. Then you want to plant some flowers to run
along the curbing like Garden Phlox, Verbena, Black-eyed Susan's, Daylily's. A large
Providence Church – 469-362-1240 boulder would add a special touch located in the middle of the other end of the figure
8. I added tulip landscape lights in my gardens which really puts the icing on the cake
Rejoice Lutheran Church – 972-335- for a garden like this. Hope this gives you an option. This sort of garden is best used on
6411 corner lots but can be put in small lots scaled down. Key is to not plant gardens that
are straight lined and narrow, expanding and winding gardens will win your neighbors
Revolution Ministries – 214-649-0623 over and add a unique landscape to any community.
Before I get to my weekly Tree/Shrub/Flower of the week I wanted to touch base on a
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few things I highly suggest in each column. May/June is the time to inspect your
property and home for infestations. Bees are looking for homes now and they can fly
into small holes inside your home or air vents on top of your home possibly entering
Shawnee Trail Church of Christ – 972- your attic. For heavily shaded homes I highly recommend you prune as many trees and
377-9106 shrubs as you can. Reason for that is that wonderful shade we all love in Texas can be
your worst enemy. By that I mean your foundation will begin to crumble from constant
St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church – moisture or wind not being allowed to flow correctly drying your foundation. It is so
972-712-2645 very important to pay attention to detail as I used to say in the military when it comes
to your home. Not doing a monthly inspection around your home and landscape can be
St. Philips Episcopal Church – 214-387- very costly so catching issues ahead of time can be affordable, letting things go can be
4700 costly big time. Looks for mud tunnels as we have sub-terrain termites in Texas and if
they can build tunnels to the wood on your home or gain access through a small hole
you could be dealing with serious issues you will never see. Termites are active in Mid
Stonebriar Church of Christ – 972-712- May and stay that way through early July when our weather turns hot daily. Also look
9264 to see if any tree branches are rubbing against your home or roof, if so prune them off
right away over time damage can begin to be seen especially against wood. Fireants
Stonebriar Community Church – 469- are a serious issue now as well, use a product called Andros those pellets get taken to
252-5000 the queen and once she is dead the ants loose direction and die.
Stonebridge United Methodist Church – Now for my selections of the week:
Tree of the week: Lavender Tree - Fast growing small ornamental tree is also named
Chaste Tree. Multi-Trunked makes for a unique look. Spikes of Lavender blue flowers
Stonebrook Church of Christ – 214-705-
appear all summer and fall. Leaves are aromatic as well. Pink and white selections are
available as well. Total Hgt: 20ft Spread: 15ft. Great selection!
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Shrub of the week: Burning Bush - Dense shrub that is remembered for its brilliant
Saints – 972-377-4724 deep red colors for fall foliage - Great background garden plant - Plant this pick against
any evergreen and your pick will ensure neighbors walking by will stop and talk about
The Journey – 214-529-8873 it. Hgt: 5ft Spread: 5ft.
The Shawnee Trail Church of Christ – Flower of the week: Coral Honeysuckle - Brilliant blue-green foliage with dark coral red
972-377-9106 flowers blooming from early spring to early fall. This is more a vine than flower but I
wanted to give you a great selection for any trellis. You will have constant visits from
our Hummingbird friends. Known to climb 8-10ft. You can train this pick though to
Turning Point CMA Church – 469-733- grow low to the ground. Consistent pruning will ensure this plant does not get out of
United Pentecostal Church – 972-712- I know you may get sick of hearing this from me but I still stress water conservation.
5673 We have been blessed with much needed rainfall and we are all grateful for that but I
try to remind all to conserve. With population booms in N. Texas and lakes that can
Water‟s Edge Lutheran Church – 972- barely keep up I believe it is wise we all conserve. Sprinkler systems can be shut off for
712-7377 awhile. Less is best is my motto, the more you water lawns the more reliable that grass
becomes, the roots from grasses will be shallow if over watered, less watered the roots
climb to water tables and becomes much stronger. Another constant issue I see is
Frisco Neighborhoods and
cigarette butts on our roads, disposing them is the best policy and also disposing trash
in cans is requested to keep "Frisco Beautiful".
I have some more ideas next week for you. Until then take care all. If I can be of any
f your HOA or neighborhood is not assistance please email me at: email@example.com.
sted, please contact us so we can list
t and continue to maintain the most
omprehensive list available. For a map
of where each HOA is located, along
with contact information for each HOA,
isit the City of Frisco HOA Directory
NEW - City of Frisco Final Voting Results, May 9, 2009 General
Autumn Park Election:
Chapel Creek The following information details final voting results for the City of Frisco's May 9, 2009
City Council, Place 1
Harold Colvin: 284, 11.38%
Bob Allen: 2212, 88.62%
Total Votes: 2496
Creekside at Preston
City Council, Place 3
Creekside at Stonebriar Pat Fallon: 1647, 57.35%
Hunt Reifschiender: 279, 9.71%
Crestview Rhonda Martin: 892, 31.06%
Phil Ramierez: 54, 1.88%
Total Votes: 2872
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Dominion at Panther Creek
Eldorado Fairways NEW - Museum of the American Railroad and City of Frisco Finalize
Estates on Legacy
This week, Museum of the American Railroad officials signed, and the Frisco City
airfield Estates Council approved, a formal agreement that finalizes plans to move the Fair Park
collection of trains to a new site in Frisco. The City Council passed by unanimous vote
risco Fairways the Development Agreement and Lease that enables the museum to move from the
planning stage to Phase I design and construction. The Museum of the American
risco Heights Railroad joins an exciting array of attractions in this North Texas city including the
Frisco Heritage Center and Museum. It will also be adjacent to a system of planned
outdoor spaces and recreational areas to be known as Grand Park.
Last year, the Museum of the American Railroad entered into an agreement with the
Golden Gate Village City of Frisco that initiated serious discussions between the two organizations. The two
quickly arrived at terms that were mutually beneficial and an engineering firm was
Grayhawk hired to prepare a conceptual engineering site plan. The plan, prepared by Lunsford
Associates of Arlington with Wilson & Company of Fort Worth, calls for nearly a mile of
trackage and future exhibit buildings totaling 94,000 square feet. The museum‟s
priceless collection will also be covered by a train shed reminiscent of turn-of-
Heather Ridge Estates
With the Council‟s adoption of the formal agreements, the railroad museum will now
Heritage Green finalize its site plan and prepare engineering specifications for Phase I construction.
Phase I calls for some 5,000 feet of track to be laid at the museum‟s new Frisco
Heritage Lakes location, including 3,000 feet of exhibit track that will accommodate the current 36-
piece rolling stock collection. The museum‟s two landmark structures will also move to
Frisco and compliment the historic locomotives and railway passenger cars.
The City of Frisco will provide 12.34 acres of land for the project. Located on Cotton Gin
Hickory Springs Road, the new site is adjacent to the Frisco Heritage Center and borders the BNSF
Railway line to the east. The museum currently resides on a 1.8 acre footprint in Fair
Hickory Street Village Park and stores one quarter of its collection offsite.
A majority of Phase I funding will come from Frisco to construct the basic facilities
necessary to relocate the museum from Fair Park. The museum will raise their portion
of the funding privately. Upon completion of Phase I, the museum will open for
Hillcrest Highlands business at the new site. “We are very excited to get to this point; it‟s been mostly
planning until now. We‟re getting close to turning some dirt and watching the wheels
Hillcrest Lebanon/Cecile Place roll. The area railroads have pledged their support and we should be moving equipment
in early 2011,” said Bob LaPrelle, MAR‟s President & CEO.
Hillcrest Lebanon/Hillcrest Meadows
The museum will continue operations at its present Fair Park location until the rolling
stock begins moving to Frisco. Educational programs for Dallas area schools will also
Hillcrest Lebanon/Smith Estates
continue through late 2010. While the collection will be relocating to Frisco, the move is
Hunters Creek viewed by museum officials as an operation becoming more regional rather than one
leaving the Dallas market.
With nearly half a mile of locomotives and cars weighing almost 3,600 tons, the move
of the museum‟s historic rolling stock collection will be an event in and of itself. The
museum has fielded calls from as far away as New Zealand since the announcement of
the move last year. The museum‟s Big Boy steam locomotive, the largest ever
akehill constructed, will attract interest from all over the world when it begins to roll to its new
akes on Legacy
The museum has worked closely with Frisco city officials to finalize plans and create an
akes of Preston Vineyard attraction that embraces the city‟s rich railroad heritage. Frisco derives its name from
the St. Louis-San Francisco Railway Company which established a water stop there
following construction in 1902. Initially satisfying a thirst for steam locomotives, the
onestar Ranch area was later subdivided and plots were sold by the railroad. A few years later the
town of Frisco was officially incorporated and has grown in population to just over
Meadow Hill Estates 100,000 today.
Northridge While the museum will endeavor to tell the story of railroads on a local level, its
collection is national in scope. In 2006 the museum, with the aid of M. Goodwin
Associates of Los Angeles, created a Strategic Plan that identified its strengths and
addressed limitations at its present site. The Plan acknowledged the significance of the
collection as one with great potential that tells the story of the American Railroad on a
Panther Creek Estates national level.
Parkside Estates The new facilities in Frisco will allow for expanded programming and house the
collection in a setting that is befitting of its heritage. Future buildings will present the
Pearson Farms trains in the context of a large, urban train station while featuring all the amenities of a
museum. Visitors will climb aboard trains that once arrived and departed stations at
nearly every major city in the nation.
Museum officials have chosen a style of architecture for its new main building that
Plantation Resort compliments neighboring structures in Frisco Square. A Neoclassical style is
represented in the museum‟s proposed building that borrows elements from the great
Plantation Resort 2 train stations of the past. To be constructed as part of a Phase II capital project, the
facility will feature a grand hall and concourse that will serve as a museum facility by
day and a venue for community activities after hours. “We envision this building being
a center for local activities and events – a place that is at the heart of a community just
as train stations were in their day,” said LaPrelle.
The new museum will also serve as an anchor arts & cultural institution in Frisco. The
Preston Estates facility will provide educational programming for Frisco ISD and surrounding school
districts through interactive tours and in-class programs. The museum‟s grand hall will
Preston Gables also act as a venue for the visual & performing arts.
Over the past year the museum has consulted with Freeman Ryan Design, an
Australian company, to develop spatial requirements and visitor flow patterns for the
new main building and train shed. Specializing in creating museums around large
Preston Highlands objects, the Sydney-based company has addressed the architectural considerations
associated with housing and presenting the museum‟s extensive rolling stock collection.
Preston Lakes/Lakes of Hillcrest
Using the latest technologies, the museum will entertain and educate visitors and
students with exhibits on the cultural history and technology of railroading. Programs
will also explore the role of the railroad as a solution to the nation‟s transportation
challenges. Where railroad museums have typically been viewed as looking back, the
Preston Oaks new Frisco museum will also look forward and showcase what the rail industry has to
offer now and in the future.
The City of Frisco has generously provided the railroad museum with offices and 800
Preston Trace Estates square feet of exhibit space in the new Frisco Heritage Museum. Located at 6455 Page
Street, visitors can enjoy exhibits on Frisco history, including the arrival of the railroad
in 1902. With offices and programming already established in Frisco, the railroad
Preston Vineyards North
museum is on its way toward building a brand and engaging in fund
raising and development.
Quail Meadow Village
Queen‟s Gate With today‟s vote, the City of Frisco and the Museum of the American Railroad have
solidified a partnership and created much excitement toward establishing the premiere
Red Bud Estates museum of railroad history and technology in the Southwest.
The Museum of the American Railroad would like to extend its most sincere gratitude to
the City of Frisco and its citizens. Their generous contributions and endorsement of our
museum will ensure its future role as a cultural history center and educational resource
Saddlebrook Village in North Texas.
Shaddock Creek Consistent with its mission of …sharing the rich history and heritage, as well as the
current and future development of the institution of the American Railroad through
Shenandoah Village/Villages of artistic, cultural, and educational programming & outreach…, the Museum of the
Stonebriar Park American Railroad is about to embark on the greatest journey in its 46-year history.
For more information about the museum and its move to Frisco go to
Shepherds Hill www.dallasrailwaymuseum.com
Stewart Creek Estates
NEW - Cool Thursday Concert Series-Dallas Arboretum:
2009 Cool Thursdays Spring/Summer Concert Series line up:
Stonebriar Country Club Estates • 5/21 Asleep at the Wheel - Kings of Texas Swing presented by Atmos Energy
• 5/28 Emerald City
Stonebriar Creek Estates • 6/4 Brave Combo - Grammy Award Winning Contemporary Polka
• 6/11 Dallas Unlimited - Hits of the Decades presented by Sendero Business Services
• 6/18 Kraig Parker - Elvis Tribute Show presented by Morgan Stanley
• 6/25 Reality Bites - Classic 80's and More
• 7/2 4 Way Street - Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young Tribute
Stonelake Estates • 7/9 Christies Ex - Billy Joel Tribute
• 7/16 The Crawfish Band - Vintage Rock `n Roll Favorites
Stonelake Estates West • 7/23 Le Freak - Disco Fever
• 7/30 Fast Lane - Premiere Eagles Tribute
2009 Cool Thursdays Fall Concert Series line up:
• 9/17 Hunter Sullivan - Sophisticated Swing
The Chase at Stonebriar • 9/24 Key West - Nautical Island Hits presented by Jackson Walker L.L.P
• 10/1 Briefcase Blues - Area-Favorite Blues Brothers Tribute
The Creeks on Coit • 10/8 Tuxedo Junction - Golden Era Big Band Sound
• 10/15 Natchez Trace - Country Classics
The Enclave at Stonebriar Creek Estates • 10/22 Petty Theft - Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers Tribute presented by Fidelity
• 10/29 M80s - 80's Dance Hits
The Trails of West Frisco
The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden is located on the southeastern shore of
The Village at Frisco Lakes White Rock Lake at 8525 Garland Road, Dallas, TX, 75218. For more information on
these concerts and other events, call (214) 515-6500 or visit the Arboretum's website
The Villas/Lakes on Legacy at www.dallasarboretum.org. Concerts go on rain or shine.
The Vintage/Lakes on Legacy The Dallas Morning News is the principal partner of the Dallas Arboretum. The
Arboretum is supported, in part, by funds from the Dallas Park and Recreation
Department. American Airlines is the official airline of the Dallas Arboretum.
Townhomes of Tuscany Square
Villages of Hillcrest NEW – Capitol Steps from State Representative Ken Paxton:
Villages of Lake Brook Farms $170 Million Tax Exemption for Small Businesses Passes in the Texas House of
Villages of Stonebriar Park
This week, the Texas House of Representatives passed House Bill 4765, which I joint-
authored, to provide tax relief to small business owners. House Bill 4765 raises the
Villages of Willow Bay
franchise tax revenue exemption for businesses from $300,000 to $1,000,000.
Waterford Falls Texas' small businesses need immediate relief during these tough economic times in
order to create jobs, maintain current employment and salary levels, and maintain
Westfalls Village current levels of employees' insurance. Small business owners are our State's job
creators, representing 70 percent of all new jobs created in Texas.
By raising the small business tax exemption from $300,000 to $1,000,000,
approximately 230,000 additional businesses will qualify to exempt from paying the
Windsor Place margins tax. Decreasing the tax burden on small businesses allows for continued
growth and expansion of Texas businesses during this strenuous economic climate.
Woodstream Hills This bill allows the expanded exemption thru 2011. Placing a two year sunset provision
on the exemption will force the Legislature to re-evaluate the margins tax during the
About Matt Lafata: The margins tax was created in House Bill 3 in 2006. The effects of this tax hit hardest
on the small business owners of Texas. House Bill 4765 extends relief to those
Matt Lafata and his wife Erika share six businesses that continue to provide Texas with a healthy economic environment.
hildren between the two of them. In
anuary 1999, Mr. Lafata moved to This legislation has been sent to the Texas Senate for consideration, and will be heard
risco from Gloucester, MA. Matt has by the Senate Finance committee.
helped build several successful
businesses for more than 20 years. A
ong-time business consultant,
ntrepreneur and human resources
professional, he is the Vice-President of
Sales & Marketing with the Frisco-based
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,
ales, product development and more.
He studied finance and business
management at Salem State College in
Matt Lafata has been involved in
numerous organizations throughout
risco in the last 10 years. As a former
wo-term Frisco City Council Member, he
s or has been involved in the following…
Former Deputy Mayor Pro Tem
on the Frisco City Council
Former Planning & Zoning
Graduate of Leadership Frisco
2005 recipient of the “21
Leaders of the 21st Century” by
Inside Collin County Business
Graduate of the Frisco Citizen‟s
Youth sports coach
Past board member for the
Frisco Family Services Center
St. Francis of Assisi Knights of
Member of the Frisco Heritage
Member of the Frisco Area
Member of the Frisco Association
for the Arts
Member of the Frisco
Community Advisory Board
member for the Frisco Women‟s
Friends of the Frisco Public
Board member for the Frisco
Square Municipal Management
City of Frisco Technology
City of Frisco Budget and Audit
Tax Increment Finance board
Co-Director of the Mrs. Texas
United States Pageant
Honorary Chair for World AIDS
Day 2007 in Collin County
On the PR Committee for the
2008 Boys and Girls Club of
Collin County Gala
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