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  NEW - The First Annual Frisco
    Masters Scholarship Golf
         Tournament 4
     Concierge-4-Critters LLC 4
   NEW – Candidate Drops out of
    Frisco City Council Race: 5            NEWSLETTER SPOTLIGHT – Spring into a Great Yard with Yards by
                                           Design – Most Yards Just $25:
  NEW – Message from Hope For
   Tiny Hearts Founder/Frisco
   Resident Michelle Duyck: 6
    El Dorado Mazda Has Great
           Incentives! 6
NEW - Kenny's Old School Fitness
              Corner 7
 DeBonair Custom Cleaning Has A
          New Look! 8
Join the Friends of the Frisco Public
              Library 9
 NEW – From Centennial Medical
 Center: Centennial Medical Center
    Receives Chest Pain Center
                                        For over 5 years, Yards by Design lawn maintenance and landscaping company of
          Accreditation 9               Frisco, Texas has been providing exceptional landscaping services to residential and
                                        commercial customers throughout the Dallas metro area. Services they provide include
NEW – You’re Invited to the Frisco      full lawn maintenance for residential and commercial customers, full landscaping,
  Women’s League Mother and             professional tree pruning, stonework, arbors and decks.
  Daughter Tea on May 8: 10
                                        They always offer FREE estimates.
NEW - Dr Pepper Dallas Cup XXXI
                                        Most yards are $25 weekly which include (mow, edge, line trim and blow).
    Soccer Tournament: 11
                                        For over 5 years, Yards by Design lawn maintenance and landscaping company of
NEW - The Real Estate Investor Tip      Frisco Texas has been providing exceptional landscaping and maintenance services to
        of the Week: 11                 residential and commercial customers throughout the Dallas metro area

Young North Texas Man in Fight for      Yards by Design is based in Frisco, Texas and serves surrounding areas including
His Life – Benefit on March 20th: 12    Frisco, McKinney, Plano, Prosper, Little Elm and The Colony. You can visit their website
                                        at www.yardsbydesign.net and also sign up to receive their newsletter for year-round
  Get Ready For Texas Tornado           yard and gardening tips. You may also call 214.770.5223.
Hockey Fan Appreciation Weekend:
                                        Note from Matt: We started using Yards By Design last year and have been very
              12                        pleased with how consistently great our yard looks. We hope you give them a try!
UPDATED - Easter Eggstravaganza:
 LADIES! 2010 Recession Reports
Got You Down? Just Snap Out of It!
                                        NEW - The First Annual Frisco Masters Scholarship Golf Tournament
      Frisco Garden Club: 15
NEW - Job Fair & Interviews at the      The First Annual Frisco Masters Scholarship Golf Tournament benefiting graduating golf
                                        team members from Frisco, Liberty and Centennial High Schools is being held Monday,
New Emler Swim School in Frisco:        March 29, 2010 at the elite TPC Craig Ranch golf course. This is a wonderful
               15                       opportunity for members of the community to play golf at an exclusive, private golf
                                        course while helping fund scholarships for golf team members of three area high
Greater Frisco Chapter Jack and Jill    schools.
 1st BIG BAT Softball Tournament
          FUNraiser: 15                 Golfers (team or individual) are needed as well as donated items for our raffle. The
                                        tournament is a four person scramble with a shot gun start at 1:00 pm. There will be a
 Frisco High School Choir Booster       putting contest, longest drive, closest to the pin, ball drop, raffle and awards ceremony
                                        at the end of the tournament. Individual player entry is $200 and raffle tickets can be
 Club Presents...6th Annual Spring      purchased for $5or 5 for $20 (no need to be present to win). Contact Ken Doherty at
        Shopping Fair: 16               214-213-9466 for player or raffle ticket purchase information or Kathy Harris by email.

  Heritage Association of Frisco
Sponsor the Kelly Miller Circus this
           Weekend: 16
 Women of Saint Francis Catholic        Concierge-4-Critters LLC
 Church Hosting Women’s Retreat:
  DayCamp "Winshape C3" from
Chick-Fil-A is Back this Summer! 17
NEW - Summer Camps for Kids: 17
   Frisco Republican Men’s Club
       Upcoming Meeting: 18
Fighting Cancer One Step at a Time:
American Cancer Society Relay For
                                        Concierge-4-Critters LLC is a new pet-care business located in Frisco that provides
 Life Frisco Event Set for May 7 18     “Top Notch” services to its clients. Owned and operated by Stefanie Domsky, their
                                        mission is to “cater their professional services to provide peace of mind when you are
 Golf Tournament next Monday            away!” And that happens to also be their mission statement!
Benefits Pediatric Stroke Research:
                 19                     The company was founded by Stefanie for several reasons:

  NEW – Landscape Design/Detail         Stefanie has loved and cared for animals her entire life and has found it difficult to
                                        locate TRUSTWORTHY, COMPASSIONATE and PROFESSIONAL pet-care providers in her
        (Mid March): 19
                                        area. Her dedication and love for animals is the foundation of Concierge-4-Critters and
                                        she aims to exceed her clients‟ expectations with the services she provides.
        Aqua Egg Hunt: 22
                                        What services does Concierge-4-Critters provide?
  DBU Leadership Empowerment            Dog-Walking, In-Home Pet-Sitting, Overnight Pet-Care (in your home or ours), House-
         Luncheon 22                    Sitting, Pet Chauffeur/Taxi Service, and Day-Care (in my home)

 NEW - Legacy Christian Marching        Here are just a few reasons that set Concierge-4-Critters “Pawz above the
Band Students Honored at TPSMEA         rest”:
         Competition: 22                      Fully Licensed, Bonded, and Insured
                                              Pet CPR and First Aid Certified by the American Red Cross of Texas
NEW - 2010 Neiman Marcus Willow               Secure key system that allows YOU to be in control of your keys at all times
                                              Book Appointments and Make Payments safely On-line
 Bend Stiletto Strut Benefitting Star         Eco-friendly paperless documentation system
      Children’s Charity: 23                  You will ALWAYS know who is in your home
                                              FABULOUS Referral program-refer a new client that books services with us,
NEW – Frisco Humane Society Yard               receive a credit of anywhere from $25-$50 for EVERY new client
Sale: We Can Take Your Unwanted
          Items Now 23                  So whether planning a vacation, business trip, dinner date, or simply staying late at the
                                        office, Concierge-4-Critters takes the STRESS out of your planning by offering many
   NEW - Frisco Family Services         types of dog-walking and pet-sitting services for you and your furry family member!
     Sizzling Salsa Night: 24           Give them a call today to set up a FREE “Meet and Greet” Consultation, so they can
                                        discuss your needs and the services they provide! Call (469) 554-2338 or email
NEW - Frisco Artists Open Up This       Stefanie. Visit their website for more information.
           Spring: 24
                                        When calling or emailing, mention Matt Lafata’s Frisco Community Newsletter
NEW - Commit Not to Quit Reaches        and receive 10% off your first month’s charges when you commit to a SIX
   Out to Feeder Schools: 25            MONTH WEEKLY dog-walking or in-home pet-sitting service.

   NEW – Frisco Police Hosting          Wishing you a “Paws-sitively” Wonderful Day!
      Fingerprint Fair: 25
 UPDATED - Frisco Police Blotter:
                                        NEW – Candidate Drops out of Frisco City Council Race:
 The Rotary Club Of Frisco Annual
   Charity Golf Tournament: 26
                                        …from the Dallas Morning News
     Spring has sprung at the
 MarketPlace at Frisco Square!! 26      Ethan Powell has withdrawn his name from the running for the Place 4 seat on the
                                        Frisco City Council.
 NEW - Bright Elementary Garners
                                           That leaves incumbent David Prince, former city council member Jim Joyner and
  "distinguished" designation: 27          political newcomer John Keating in the running for the May 8 election.

  NEW – Second Annual Watters              Powell said he believes the worst possible outcome would be for him and Keating to
  Creek Fine Arts Festival Taking          split the votes for people wanting a change and give Prince or Joyner enough of an
      Artist Applications: 27              edge to win. So he's withdrawn his name and will be supporting Keating.

 NEW - Municipal Court Closed for          "We see eye to eye," Powell, 34, said of Keating. "The best way to win is to join
  Staff Development March 23 and
           March 24: 28                    Powell said he hasn't ruled out running for city council in the future. But for now, he
                                           will be working on Keating's campaign to get him elected.
NEW - Capitol Steps – Submitted by
State Representative Ken Paxton: 28        Keating, 46, said he was honored to have Powell's support. "We are at a crossroads,"
                                           he said. "We need to get Frisco back to its conservative roots and maintain family
For advertising opportunities for
your business, please contact Erika
Lafata. While I continue to handle
 he content of the newsletter (the
bulk of the newsletter that is non-
paid announcements/non-profit
events), Erika handles the business
                                           NEW – Message from Hope For Tiny Hearts Founder/Frisco Resident
 ommercial opportunities, including        Michelle Duyck:
 he Sponsorship and Spotlight
 eatures as well as other marketing
 equests.                                  Dear Frisco, We need your help...We need your vote! Some of you may be familiar
                                           with our story -- We lost our daughter, Chloe, to complications that arose from the
We pride ourselves in not being a          heart defects she was born with. We have since worked hard to turn this story of
 business directory” but rather a          sadness into a story of hope as there is much to be done in the world of congenital
place where YOUR business can be           heart defects. We often ask for help, but it's rare that we have an opportunity where it
 howcased and not dwarfed with an          takes as little as clicking a link and voting! We have the opportunity to see Chloe's
overflow of advertising from your          spirit in action...And on, the racetrack of all places! We need to get as many votes as
 ompetitors. Your business will            possible in the next few days. Each computer you have access to can be used to vote
SHINE in this newsletter!                  one time per day on Sweet Chloe's car. With your help, we could raise awareness for
                                           Congenital Heart Defects as we remember our sweet girl that inspired us to make a
You can find an overview and media         difference.
kit of the newsletter here
                                           Want to help us even more? You can spread the word about this opportunity to help!
                                           We have an amazing community here in Frisco... If we can get the whole city of Frisco
                                           behind us in this effort, just imagine what we could do!

Newsletter Staff Members and               Here's the link. Also, you can go to the gallery. Search for Sweet Chloe and you'll
Contributors                               see our car!! Thank you so very much! –Michelle Duyck

Matt Lafata – Publisher – 214-336-

Erika Lafata – Editor and Marketing
Director–214-636-6614                      El Dorado Mazda Has Great Incentives!

Kaleigh Lafata – Junior Reporter for the
Texas Tornado Hockey Team

Glenn Kopanski – Landscape Design

Dr. Pedro Checo – Advice from Dr.

NEW! Ken Karnack – Kenny‟s Old
School Fitness Corner

City of Frisco Related Question of
                                           El Dorado Mazda has been serving McKinney, Allen, Frisco, Plano, and all of North
he Week:                                     Texas since 1992.

Q. If I know that the Right of Way for       If you have not seen the lineup of 2010 Mazda vehicles lately, you need to take a look!
 he street is 50 feet, can I measure 25      No matter what your needs, Mazda has many award-winning models to choose from.
 eet from the center of the street in        Need something to haul the whole family, but want something sporty and
order to locate a close location to the      sophisticated? Check out the 7-passenger crossover SUV – the Mazda CX-9. Or, if you
 take marking the corner of the              are looking for fuel-efficient and practical, but still want Zoom-Zoom, come drive the all
property? How deep might the stake be        new, all that 2010 MAZDA3, which was just announced as the ALG Award Winner for
buried if the home was built in 1999?        highest projected resale value in its class!

A. Yes this is generally true. Most          Right now, through the end of March, Mazda is offering some of the best incentives
 ubdivisions are controlled from the         ever on our most popular vehicles! Save big with offers like these:
 enterline of the streets and most Right
of Way‟s are based off of the centerline                 0% for 60 months, + $500 Customer Cash Rebate, + NO PAYMENTS
of the street. The problem is streets are                 for 90 days on the 2010 MAZDA3!
not always laid out exactly on the
 enterline. Typically property corners                   0% for 60 months, + $500 Customer Cash Rebate, + NO PAYMENTS
are marked with iron pins(e.g. ½ rebar)                   for 90 days on the 2010 MAZDA6!
or iron pipe. The pins are typically from
1 to 12 inches below the surface but                     0% for 60 months, or 2.9% for 72 months, on 2010 Mazda CX-9!
 ould have possibly been knocked out
during construction. They are tied with      Why wait to get that new vehicle you‟ve been longing for? Take the short drive to
 olored flagging so if you see flagging,     McKinney, and experience the difference at El Dorado Mazda. We have one of the
 ou are getting close. When someone          largest Mazda inventories in North Texas, and our experienced, knowledgeable Master
 loses on property, they are typically       Certified sales consultants can help you find the best vehicle to fit your needs. For
given a property survey or deed              more information on Mazda products and availability, or to schedule a test drive, give
description or plat with their lot and       us a call at 972-569-0101, or visit us on the web at www.ElDoradoMazda.net. Ask for
block referenced on the plat.                Eric Ziegler and test drive a Mazda today!
Dimensions and bearings are called out
on these drawings to guide you to find       El Dorado Mazda
 he evidence. The best thing to do is to     2150 N. Central Expressway
hire a surveyor to find the property         McKinney, TX 75070
 orners.                                     972-569-0101

This Day in History – March 18,
1852: Wells and Fargo Start
Shipping and Banking Company

 rom the History Channel…                    NEW -       Kenny's Old School Fitness Corner
On this day in 1852, in New York City,
Henry Wells and William G. Fargo join
with several other investors to launch
 heir namesake business.

The discovery of gold in California in
1849 prompted a huge spike in the
demand for cross-country shipping.
Wells and Fargo decided to take
advantage of these great opportunities.                            Ken Karnack
 n July 1852, their company shipped its                    Fitness/Weight Loss Expert
 irst loads of freight from the East Coast
 o mining camps scattered around             QUESTION: Hey Ken, I noticed that when I do cardio only, I never
northern California. The company             make any real progress in my weight loss regimen.
  ontracted with independent stagecoach      What else should I do? - James C. in Frisco
  ompanies to provide the fastest
possible transportation and delivery of      KEN: Well James, I would certainly add a resistance training program along with
gold dust, important documents and           your cardio. You should always be doing weights along with cardio, it is part
other valuable freight. It also served as    of the overall fitness equation. Doing strength, (weights) adds a 24 hours increase
a bank--buying gold dust, selling paper      than just cardio alone. I would recommend 3 days a week for beginners, and 4-5 days
bank drafts and providing loans to help      a week for those who are more advanced. Use weights that are difficult and push your
 uel California's growing economy.           limits, but not so hard that you can't walk or move for 3 days. Best rule of thumb if
                                             you feel like you worked out the next day, you did a good job. If you really sore to the
 n 1857, Wells, Fargo and Co. formed        touch, back off a bit.
 he Overland Mail Company, known as
 he "Butterfield Line," which provided      Old School Fitness was formed on the basic foundations of fitness, strength training,
 egular mail and passenger service          cardio and proper eating. Ken Karnack, owner and Frisco personal trainer has proven
along an ever-growing number of             that the “old school” fitness philosophy has worked, and worked well.
 outes. In the boom-and-bust economy
of the 1850s, the company earned a          Most of Ken's clients are busy moms & business owners that come to Ken for the right
 eputation as a trustworthy and reliable    formula for success. Ken's background is in weight loss , pre-contest preparation for
business, and its logo--the classic         fitness models & bodybuilding for women and men over 35. With 24 years exercise
 tagecoach--became famous. For a            and fitness experience, you will have the confidence to reach your goals with his expert
premium price, Wells, Fargo and Co.         advice and guidance. For more information visit his website or call (972) 821-6604.
would send an employee on horseback
 o deliver or pick up a message or

Wells, Fargo and Co. merged with
 everal other "Pony Express" and
                                            DeBonair Custom Cleaning Has A New Look!
 tagecoach lines in 1866 to become the
unrivaled leader in transportation in the
West. When the transcontinental
 ailroad was completed three years
ater, the company began using railroad
 o transport its freight. By 1910, its
 hipping network connected 6,000
ocations, from the urban centers of the
East and the farming towns of the
Midwest to the ranching and mining
 enters of Texas and California and the
umber mills of the Pacific Northwest.       DeBonair Custom Cleaning is very excited to announce the completion of our new logo,
                                            website and company mission statement. Debbie Viverito, DeBonair owner, would also
After splitting from the freight business   like to thank the many clients that have given us an opportunity to work with them in
n 1905, the banking branch of the           their homes. We have grown tremendously over the past 4 1/2 years by listening to
 ompany merged with the Nevada              our clients feedback and adapting our service in areas where needed and we will
National Bank and established new           continue to do so. Creating a company mission statement reminds us why we are in
headquarters in San Francisco. During       business and who our client is. We sincerely want to be the service that help moms in
World War I, the U.S. government            the Frisco area and make their lives easier. If moms work, we can help them by
nationalized the company's shipping         cleaning their home and if they need a part-time job and additional income, we can
 outes and combined them with the           help them with that too.
 ailroads into the American Railway
Express, effectively putting an end to                                   DeBonair Mission:
Wells, Fargo and Co. as a transportation     DeBonair Cleaning makes mommies happier, provides peace of mind and more family
and delivery business. The following                                            time.
April, the banking headquarters was
destroyed in a major earthquake, but
 he vaults remained intact and the
bank's business continued to grow. After
 wo later mergers, the Wells Fargo Bank
American Trust Company--shortened to
 he Wells Fargo Bank in 1962--became,
and has remained, one of the biggest
banking institutions in the United

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please contact Erika at
Erika@FullCircleDFW.com or visit            More for information regarding our weekly or bi-weekly service or if you are interesting
www.FullCircleDFW.com                       in becoming a cleaning associate for DeBonair, contact Debbie Viverito at 214-886-
                                            2588 or send an email to Debbie.

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        Join the Friends of the Frisco Public Library
 videnced of how I may act as a
member of any organization or group.
 nclusion of news, events and               The Friends of the Frisco Public Library is a non-profit organization that helps enrich our
other information in this newsletter does   community by inviting its members to volunteer for programs that promote public
not imply an endorsement; it merely         relations and fundraising opportunities on behalf of our library. Fundraising events
 erves as my effort to be of service to     include the sales of a unique historic holiday ornament, the annual Frisco Spelling Bee,
 he readers.                                and periodic book sales.

                                            The Friends of the Library collects donated Campbell's soup labels as part of the
                                            Campbell's Labels for Education program. They also host Author Luncheons.
                                            Membership is open to everyone. Meetings are generally held on the second Monday of
All About Frisco                            each month at 6:45 p.m. at the library.

                                            It's so easy to become a member of the Friends of the Library. Adult memberships start
Clubs, Groups and Organizations in          at only $10 per year, and there are junior memberships for kids and teens. Your
and around Frisco:                          membership goes directly to supporting the Library's collections and projects. And your
                                            membership provides the opportunity to participate in the many Friends' activities as a
 risco is home to a very diverse and        volunteer. You can also find the membership form HERE. Choose your membership
numerous set of clubs, groups and           level, and send in your check and the form, to Friends of the Library, PO Box 644, Attn:
organizations. If your group or             Membership, Frisco, TX, 75034 and you will receive your membership card in the mail.
organization is missing, and you would      It's a great way to show support for your Frisco Public Library!
 ke to get it listed, please send us an
 mail so we can list it and continue to     You may also contact them by email or pick up a flyer at the front desk.
maintain the most comprehensive list

AARP – 972-335-2478

Adopt A Pet – 972-668-4311                  NEW – From Centennial Medical Center: Centennial Medical Center
                                            Receives Chest Pain Center Accreditation
Al-Anon Family Groups For Friends and
 amilies of Alcoholics – 214-363-0461

Alcoholics Anonymous -- Frisco Chapter
– 214-394-0130

Alcoholics Anonymous Frisco Group –
                                            Centennial Medical Center in Frisco received full Cycle III accreditation status from the
Allen-Frisco-Plano Autism Spectrum          Society of Chest Pain Centers in February. The hospital previously held the
Parent Group                                accreditation and was scheduled to be re-evaluated. The current accreditation expires
                                            in 2013.
American Cancer Society of Collin
                                            The Chest Pain Center at Centennial Medical Center has demonstrated its expertise and
County – 214-819-1221
                                            commitment to quality patient care by meeting or exceeding a wide set of stringent
                                            criteria and completing on-site evaluations by a review team from the Society of Chest
American Legion Post 178                    Pain Centers. Key areas in which a Chest Pain Center must demonstrate expertise
American Red Cross of North Texas –
972-542-5642                                ·      Integrating the emergency department with the local emergency medical system
                                            ·      Assessing, diagnosing and treating patients quickly
Angel Food Ministries – 214-282-5576        ·      Effectively treating patients with low risk for acute coronary syndrome and no
                                            assignable cause for their symptoms
                                            ·      Continually seeking to improve processes and procedures
AroundTown Kids                             ·      Ensuring Chest Pain Center personnel competency and training
                                            ·      Maintaining organizational structure and commitment
                                            ·      Having a functional design that promotes optimal patient care
                                            ·      Supporting community outreach programs that educate the public to promptly
Arts of Collin County                      seek medical care if they display symptoms of a possible heart attack

Association of Frisco Retired School       “We are pleased that Centennial Medical Center continues to provide the excellent
Personnel – 972-335-3040                   standard of care its patients have come to expect,” said David Arai, Emergency
                                           Department director at Centennial Medical Center. “This recognition is just one more
                                           indication to Frisco and our surrounding communities that they can depend on our
Boy Scouts of America – 214-902-6754
                                           hospital and staff when they encounter an emergency.”

Boys and Girls Club                        Heart attacks are the leading cause of death in the United States, with 600,000 dying
                                           annually of heart disease. More than five million Americans visit hospitals each year
C.A.K.E. – Crimes Against Kids             with chest pain. The goal of the Society of Chest Pain Centers is to significantly reduce
Eliminated! Inc. – 972-955-1629            the mortality rate of these patients by teaching the public to recognize and react to the
                                           early symptoms of a possible heart attack, reduce the time that it takes to receive
CASA of Collin County – 972-529-2272       treatment and increase the accuracy and effectiveness of treatment.
                                           The Chest Pain Center‟s protocol driven and systematic approach to patient
                                           management allows physicians to reduce time of treatment during the critical early
Celebrate Recovery – 214-282-5576          stages of a heart attack, when treatments are most effective, and to better monitor
                                           patients when it is not clear whether they are having a coronary event. Such
Centennial Touchdown Club (Centennial      observation helps ensure that a patient is neither sent home too early nor needlessly
High School Football)                      admitted.

Chamber of Commerce                        With the rise of Chest Pain Centers came the need to establish standards designed to
                                           improve the consistency and quality of care provided to patients. The Society‟s
                                           accreditation process ensures centers meet or exceed quality-of-care measures in
Christian Community Action – 972-436-
                                           acute cardiac medicine.
                                           Centennial Medical Center is a 118-bed acute care facility located at Highway 121 and
Chronic Hugs: Chronic Pain Support         Coit Road in Frisco. For more information about testing and treatment of allergies
Group – 214-726-9060                       directly from an expert, please visit www.centennialmedcenter.com and click on “Find a
                                           Physician” on the left side of the Web page or call Centennial Medical Center’s
City of Frisco – 972-292-5000              physician referral line at 1-800-330-3819.

Collin County – 972-424-1460

Collin County Association of Realtors –
                                           NEW – You’re Invited to the Frisco Women’s League Mother and
                                           Daughter Tea on May 8:
Collin County Central Appraisal District

Collin County Community College            For 2010, we are having a Tea with Panache!

Collin County Community College            Come and show off your dashing style while sipping tea and scouting out the latest
Education Foundation                       fashions…

                                           Over the last 4 years, our Mother & Daughter Tea has entertained and created
Collin County Connection – 214-544-
                                           memories for hundreds of mothers, daughters, grandmothers, sisters, and friends. We
                                           have raised $33,000 for local charities and plan to raise $15,000 for Heroes for
                                           Children in 2010. Frisco Women‟s League invites you to join us for our fifth Annual
Collin County Early Childhood PTA –        Mother & Daughter Tea for an afternoon of delicious food, entertainment, and an
972-712-3634                               opportunity to support children in Texas who are battling cancer.

Collin County Event Professionals – 214-   Tickets are on sale now… please visit our BUY TICKETS page today!
                                           We are honored to have Janet St. James, Health Reporter, from WFAA Channel 8 as our
Collin County Gay and Lesbian Alliance –   mistress of ceremonies for a second year. Our 2010 Honorary Chair is Angela Paxton,
214-521-5342                               wife of State Representative Ken Paxton. We are very excited that these two
                                           distinguished ladies are joining us this year in raising awareness and money for Heroes
                                           for Children.
Collin County Genealogy Association –
972-231-4190                               Make sure you wear your fancy hat with panache for our Hats Contest! Miss Teen
                                           Frisco will help award prizes for the craziest, most elegant, and overall best hats. View
Collin County Republican Party             our photos page to see how much fun we had last year. We were honored to present
                                           Heroes for Children with a check for $11,000 in 2009!
Collin County Songwriters Association       Can‟t wait to see you there in May!

Dallas Athletic Rugby Club

Daughters of the American Revolution –
                                            NEW - Dr Pepper Dallas Cup XXXI Soccer Tournament:
Democratic Party of Collin County
                                            The Dr Pepper Dallas Cup is the oldest international youth soccer tournament in the
Denton County                               United States. Since its inception in 1980, Dallas Cup has played host to teams and
                                            referees from over 45 states, 100 countries and 6 continents. The tournament will be
Denton County Central Appraisal District    played at Pizza Hut Park Stadium in Frisco Sunday, March 28- Sunday, April 4.

Downtown Advisory Board – 972-292-          Dallas Cup entertains more than 160,000 spectators during the week; watching teams
5108                                        from all over the world participate in an extremely competitive tournament.

                                            For ticket information visit www.dallascup.com
Downtown Merchants Association – 972-


 C Dallas                                   NEW - The Real Estate Investor Tip of the Week:

 risco A&M Club – 972-897-7765

 risco American Business Women‟s
Association (ABWA)

 risco Al-Anon Family Group – 972-978-

 risco-Allen Texas Area Alumnae

 risco Aquatics Swim Team

 risco Area Children‟s Theater – 972-       By Zeke Zucaro
                                            Multiple Streams of Income
 risco Area Republican Women
                                            Creating Multiple Streams of Income is key to an Entrepreneur‟s success formula.
 risco Association For the Arts             Megan and I have believed and subscribed to this philosophy for years. However, I
                                            must tell you the lesson we have learned quite pointedly the last couple of years thru
                                            this economic rollercoaster is to not only have multiple streams of income, but to have
 risco Athletic Network
                                            multiple industries from which those streams of income originate. Here‟s what I mean;
                                            it does you no good if you derive your entire income, though it may be from different
 risco Bar Association                      revenue lines, from just Real Estate. You do this at your peril as we have all found out
                                            when the entire housing market took a dive. If you are going to be an Entrepreneur
 risco Baseball/Softball Organization –     then be the best one you can be and be sure to round yourself out with a varied set of
972-712-2288                                investing and business interests you participate in. Be careful not to become a One
                                            Trick Pony as you pursue you Real Estate Investing opportunities and be sure to
 risco Business and Professional Women      investigate all business opportunities that come to your attention. You never know
– 972-377-0335                              when the next Widget that will revolutionize the world may fall into your lap, don‟t be
                                            the guy or gal that misses the boat on investing the wheel or fire. Sometimes you just
                                            have to say what the heck and get in the ring and take a swing, because this just might
 risco Cares Children‟s Clinic – 469-556-
                                            be the next “World Greatest Thing!”
                                            Zeke Zucaro is a Full Time Real Estate Entrepreneur and National Speaker and Trainer
 risco Chamber of Commerce                  on Real Estate Investing. You can see more of Zeke at www.megazee.com
 risco Chorale – 972-335-4380 x104

 risco Citizens on Patrol (C.O.P.s)

 risco Community Band – 972-668-5315
                                         Young North Texas Man in Fight for His Life – Benefit on March 20th:
 risco Community Theatre – 972-370-

 risco Convention and Visitors Bureau


 risco Cycling Club

 risco Democratic Party

                                         On October 20, 2009 Eric was diagnosed with stage III Testicular Cancer with
 risco Dog Park                          metastasis to his lymph nodes and lungs. The tumors in his lungs were too numerous
                                         to count and he began the first round of BEP chemotherapy on October 23rd & finished
 risco Ducks Unlimited – 972-712-5049    his fourth on February 9th! The chemotherapy did the job and he was put into
                                         chemical remission, meaning that his tumor markers are finally back to normal. He will
 risco Early Childhood PTA               be undergoing a Retro-peritoneal Lymph Node dissection on March 25, 2010 to remove
                                         all of the lymph nodes from his abdomen and is possibly facing more chemotherapy
                                         and wedge resection of his lungs to treat any residual tumors. No matter what, our
 risco Economic Development
                                         Eric is a fighter and he will become a cancer survivor and advocate for Testicular
Corporation – 972-292-5150
                                         Cancer Awareness to prevent other young men form ignoring the symptoms.

 risco Education Foundation – 469-633-   Please join us on March 20, 2010 from 8 am - 4 pm to help Eric & his family!
                                         The Hope for Eric Benefit has two missions: help raise money to benefit the Richter
 risco Family Services Center – 972-     family during this time of need & bring awareness to the seriousness of self exams for
335-9495                                 men!

 risco Family YMCA – 972-335-3222                                  Shopping Fair, Raffle, & Door Prizes!

                                         Event Location:
 risco Fire Department – 972-335-5525
                                         Faith Lutheran Church
                                         6000 Morris Rd.
 risco Football League – 972-712-0558    Flower Mound, TX 75028

 risco Garden Club – 972-335-3812        For a more detailed look at Eric‟s journey, please visit
                                         Event website: www.hopeforeric.com
 risco Gymnastics Center – 972-377-

 risco Housing Authority

 risco Humane Society – 972-498-8980     Get Ready For Texas Tornado Hockey Fan Appreciation Weekend:

 risco Independent School District –
469-633-6000                             The end of the regular season is nearing and playoffs are coming up, and with the
                                         Tornado already clinching their playoff spot, the final homestand is all about one thing:
 risco Kiwanis Club                      You.

                                         March 18-20 is Fan Appreciation Weekend, meaning great things for all of the loyal
 risco Lacrosse Association              Texas Tornado fans.

 risco Lion‟s Club – 972-335-2487        For starters, this will be the weekend in which Tornado season ticket holders will
                                         receive their season ticket holder gifts. Additionally, Tornado season ticket holders will
 risco Music Teachers Association        be able to bring friends to the games by redeeming one complimentary ticket for every
                                         season ticket they own, in the same section, for each game of the series.
 risco Neighborhood Watch
                                            Special Ike coin banks will also be given away at the doors all weekend long while
 risco Pack 142                             supplies last.

                                            Live entertainment will be provided by acoustic jam band Eleven Dollars on Saturday
 risco Parents of Multiples

 risco Police Department – 972-292-         And finally, select beers will only be $1.50 throughout the series.
                                            The Tornado will take on their probable playoff opponent in the St. Louis Bandits
 risco Police Officers‟ Wives Association   Thursday, March 18 through Saturday, March 20, so preorder your tickets soon by
                                            contacting the Tornado office at 972.335.9800.
 risco Post Office – 972-335-7453

 risco Pride

 risco Public Library

 risco Quilt Guild

 risco Republican Men‟s Club                UPDATED - Easter Eggstravaganza:

 risco Republicans – 972-335-9176
                                            Saturday, March 20*
                                            Time: 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
 risco Residents of Color                   Location: Pizza Hut Park (stadium field), 6000 West Main St.
                                               PARKING & EGG HUNT FIELD MAP
 risco Rotary Club – 972-701-2801
                                            Egg Hunt for ages 2 and younger: approximately 2 p.m.
 risco RoughRiders                          Egg Hunt for ages 3 to 12: approximately 2:30 p.m.

                                            The Easter Bunny will leave every girl and boy baskets full of joy at the 18th annual
 risco Soccer Association – 972-712-
                                            Easter Eggstravaganza. More than 60,000 eggs are up for grabs this year. Bounce
                                            houses and face painting 'eggcellent' fun.

 risco Square                               Make and decorate an Easter bonnet or tie at home, wear it to the Easter
                                            Eggstravaganza, and enter to compete for prizes. The contest is open to all ages. Read
 risco Sunrise Rotary                       the contest rules.

 risco Swim Team                            *The rain-out date is Sunday, March 21. For weather and event updates call the special
                                            events hotline at 972-292-6520.

 risco Thunder Professional Football

 risco Veterans of Foreign Wars Post
#8273 – 972-712-5611

 risco Women‟s League – 972-712-8890
                                            LADIES! 2010 Recession Reports Got You Down? Just Snap Out of It!
 risco/Plano Christian Women‟s Club –
                                            Economic Pessimism Doesn’t Have to Depress You! Frisco Motivational Maven says,
                                            “Ladies, Gather Your Personal Power and Snap Out of It!”
 risco Youth Volleyball Leagues

Hall Office Park

Heritage Association of Frisco – 972-
                                                               DeDe Murcer Moffett

Heroes for Children – 214-256-5824          Move over Tony Robbins, there‟s a new motivational force in town and her name is
                                            DeDe Murcer Moffett. “What if you knew that YOU were the only one standing
                                            between you and the life of your dreams!” says Murcer Moffett, a women‟s motivational
nside Collin County Business             speaker based in Frisco, Texas.

KittiCo Cat Rescue – 214-826-6903        Murcer Moffett, founder and president of The Snap Out of It Women‟s Network, Snap
                                         Out of It Radio Network, and creator of the upcoming Snap Out of It Women‟s
                                         Conference says “it‟s time to realize that Prince Charming is not coming, the
 abrador Retriever Rescue of North
                                         government has more to do to get things back on track, and NOW is the time for each
                                         one of us to move away from fear and hopelessness into joy and passion through
                                         realizing who we truly are.” Her relentless challenging demeanor demands that women
 egacy Christian Academy                 leave their limiting beliefs at the door and step straight into empowered action.

 ewisville Independent School District   Now, Murcer Moffett teams up with 12 other women‟s empowerment dynamos to
                                         challenge women to tap into their personal power reserve and gas up for the rest of the
Meals on Wheels – 972-562-6996           year. The Snap Out of It Conference, May 20, 2010, unites women with power, passion
                                         and practicality. “Women have been the backbone of so many challenging economies,
                                         and together we can accomplish anything. It‟s time for us to come together and move,”
Miracle League of Frisco                 Murcer Moffett said.

MOMS Club of Frisco – East Central       “The conference is not just about financial success,” said Murcer Moffett. “It‟s about
Chapter – 972-712-1789                   whipping out all of your personal power in all of its forms – physical, emotional,
                                         spiritual, intellectual – it‟s about power and soul.”
MOMS Club of Frisco – South Chapter –
214-336-8001                             The conference will support participants in snapping out of it by sharing:
                                          * The biggest CATALYST you can tap into in your life and business
                                          * What is REALLY holding you back and how this one awareness alone can move
MOMS Club of Frisco – SE Chapter –
                                            you toward FREEDOM
                                           * Why POSITIVE THINKING is a WASTE of TIME if you haven‟t decided what to
                                            CREATE in your life
MOMS Club of Frisco – SW Chapter –         * How to tap into FEARLESSNESS on a daily basis so you can move and leave
469-384-8002                                 worry behind
                                           * Tap into INSPIRATIONAL stories of women who have stepped into their personal
MOMS Club of Frisco – West Central       power and how you can too!
                                         “The rubber meets the road when we decide to get out of a situation that isn‟t serving
MOMS Club of Frisco – West Chapter –     us,” says Murcer Moffett. “We are talking about getting honest with ourselves so that
214-504-9223                             we can step into the inspirations and dreams that seem to taunt us. As one woman
                                         steps up she lights the way for hundreds more to follow. “When we come together as a
                                         group something magical and wonderful always happens. Expect it!”
                                         The Snap Out of It Conference is a conference that any woman (and, yes, even the
Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) – 972-    men who can muster up the courage to attend with all of the estrogen in the place) can
668-7458                                 access to increase their personal power and enjoy greater results than ever before in all
                                         areas of their life.
National Alliance on Mental Illness of
Collin County – 214-509-0085             DeDe Murcer Moffett has more than 25 years experience as a business woman,
                                         entrepreneur, and performer and today she is a radio host, recording artist and
                                         consultant-coach as well. She is founder and president of The Snap Out of It Women‟s
Newcomer Friends of Greater Plano
                                         Network, a Frisco, Texas-based organization that teaches hundreds of women how to
                                         eliminate limiting beliefs and plug into their personal power – both in life and business.
North Dallas Newcomers and Friends
                                         Snap Out of It Conference speakers include: DeDe Murcer Moffett "Wake Up, Stand Up
North Texas Tollway Authority – 214-     and Snap Out of It!" dedemurcermoffett.com; Dr. Pat Baccili "Unstuckable - Your Life
461-2000                                 on a Waterslide" thedrpatshow.com; Tina Ferguson "Now is the Time, You are the One”
                                         tinaferguson.com; Darlene Ellison "Shattered... but Picking up the Pieces"
OU Club of Collin County – 972-797-      darleneellison.com; Dr. Minette Riordan "Life's too Short to Wear Diamond Studs"
9708                                     minetteriordan.com; Kathy Garland "Fearless Women Taking the Big Leap"
                                         kathygarland.com; Kathy Light "Releasing the Song in Your Heart" kathylight.com; Kim
                                         St. Andre "Stay True to You" mypersonalmedium.com; Bonnie Bolin Peterson "In an
Overeaters Anonymous – 972-832-5263
                                         Abundant World, Where's My Stuff" bonniebolinpeterson.com; Bee Herz "You Don't
                                         Have to be Psychic to be Psychic" beeherz.com; Rita Reneaux "Revolutionary
Play Pals – 972-839-0312                 Relationships, Are you Ready?" http://yescompany1.vpweb.com/default.html; Michelle
                                         Barr "Healing Your Way to Prosperity" michellebarr.com; Kay Smith "Energy Dressing"
Prosper Independent School District      energydressing.com.

                                         For more information, contact DeDe Murcer Moffett at 469-358-9076 or at
                                         dede@dedemurcermoffett.com. For media inquiries, contact DeDe Murcer Moffett. Web
Radio Free Frisco                            Site: www.DeDeMurcerMoffett.com/Snap-Out-Of-It-Conference.html

Senior Center at Frisco Square – 972-

SPCA of Texas – 972-562-7387
                                             Frisco Garden Club:
Speak Up – Frisco Toastmasters Group –
972-881-9989                                 The Frisco Garden Club, Frisco's oldest civic organization, requests your support for our
                                             major fund-raising effort, the ANNUAL WILDFLOWER LUNCHEON, Thursday, April 29,
Stonewall Democrats of Collin County         2010 at Stonebriar Country Club. Proceeds from the event will be used for
                                             beautification projects around the city. You can support the Frisco Garden club in these
Texas Democratic Women of Collin             efforts by providing an item for the silent auction or giving a cash donation. Thank you
County                                       for your consideration in supporting the Frisco Garden Club as we seek to beautify
                                             Frisco! Our website: www.friscogardenclub.org
Texas Tornado Hockey


Toastmasters Club of Frisco – 972-712-
4611                                         NEW - Job Fair & Interviews at the New Emler Swim School in Frisco:

Visual Arts Guild of Frisco
                                             Emler Swim School, opening in April, is having a job fair to recruit teachers on Monday,
Volunteer Center of North Texas              March 22, 3:30-5:30 PM at 7151 Preston Rd in Frisco.

                                             Next Teacher Training Weekend is March 26th, 27th, 28th
Voter Registration Information – Collin
County                                       Visit Emler Swim School‟s website at www.iswimemler.com. You may Email Michelle
                                             Cox, or call 817-944-4877 for more information.
Voter Registration Information – Denton

Women Encouraging Business – 972-
                                             Greater Frisco Chapter Jack and Jill 1st BIG BAT Softball Tournament
Word of Mouth Productions                    FUNraiser:

WOVI-Frisco: Women of Visionary
                                             Jack and Jill of America, Inc. The Greater Frisco Chapter will host its 1st BIG BAT
nfluence – 469-252-4528
                                             Softball Tournament FUNraiser on Saturday, March 27, 2010 at Wilson Creek Softball
                                             Complex in McKinney, TX. This will be a day of fun for both adults and children. While
Young Life Frisco – 972-424-6339             the adults ages 18+ participate in the tournament; children will engage in batting
                                             clinics and homerun contests.

                                             The devastation in Haiti has touched our hearts, and moved our chapter to action. We
                                             want to give back and touch the lives of the children impacted by the earthquake
                                             through the American Red Cross North Texas affiliate. We also decided to support
Churches and other Places of                 the Jack and Jill Foundation which started back in 1968 and has acted to influence the
Worship in and around Frisco                 ongoing positive development of children. The Foundation promotes the excellent
                                             preparation of succeeding generations of children as leaders, in all walks of life, so that
One of the wonderful things about Frisco     they may attain their fullest potential as individuals.
s the many diverse religions you can
 ind. If your Church is not listed, please   That is why the proceeds from this tournament will be donated to the American Red
  ontact us so we can list it and continue   Cross North Texas - Haiti Relief Fund and the Jack and Jill of America Foundation.
 o maintain the most comprehensive list
available.                                   Should you need a registration package or simply have questions regarding the event,
                                             please do not hesitate to contact the Greater Frisco Chapter at GFC_PR@me.com

Apostolic Temple – 972-712-5673              WHAT: 1st BIG BAT Softball Tournament FUNraiser

                                             WHERE: 2010 Wilson Creek Softball Complex
Alter Church of Frisco – 214-733-3069
                                            TIME:    8am to 5pm
Assembly of God Cornerstone
Community Church – 972-335-4704             DATE: Saturday, March 27, 2010

C3 TrueNORTH Church – 469-287-5063

Celebration Covenant – 214-387-9833
                                            Frisco High School Choir Booster Club Presents...6th Annual Spring
Central Christian Church – 972-377-         Shopping Fair:

Church of God in Christ – 972-377-3649      Everyone is invited to come and enjoy this fun family event. The fair will be held on
                                            Saturday, April 10th from 9 am. to 4 pm at Frisco High School, 6401 Parkwood, Frisco,
                                            TX. There will be a variey of artisans, crafters and vendors featuring home décor,
Church of Living Stones – 972-335-3499
                                            gourmet foods and teas, spa and beauty products, baby items including on-site
                                            embroidery, apparel (for all ages), accessories, jewelry, kitchen tools, and much, much
Community Christian Fellowship – 469-       more.
                                            Admission is free. Live musical entertainment by elementary, middle school and FHS
Compass Christian Church – 972-335-         student choirs. Please come and bring your friends and neighbors to what will truly be
7546                                        a fun shopping day. All proceeds support the FHS Chorale program. For more
                                            information, contact Regina Quejada at fhschoirboosters@gmail.com or 214-914-5813.
Cornerstone Baptist Church – 972-335-

Cornerstone Christian Reformed Church
– 469-362-7844
                                            Heritage Association of Frisco Sponsor the Kelly Miller Circus this
Cornerstone Community Assembly –
                                            The Kelly Miller Circus is coming to Frisco Square located at Main and Coleman on
Cornerstone Community Church – 972-         March 19, 20, 21. The Circus, sponsored by the Heritage Association of Frisco, will
335-4704                                    have seven performances. If you have ever wondered what a camel‟s foot looks like, or
                                            how much an elephant eats, come out and see for yourself as the fun is there for
Crossroads Community Church – 972-          everyone. The Circus elephants will begin erecting the Big Top at approximately 9:00
712-0582                                    a.m. on Friday, March 19 and free guided tours are given to let everyone take part in
                                            the excitement. While the elephants are awesome, don‟t forget about the horses,
Crosswalk Community Church                  camels, llamas, ponies, and tigers. They will all perform for you along with the
                                            amazing acrobats and aerialists from around the world.

Destiny‟s Place Ministries – 972-712-       Presale Tickets: $10 for adults, $6 for children under 12 (Available until day before
1130                                        performance)
                                            Presale tickets available: Tom Thumb at Preston and Lebanon and the Frisco Heritage
 aithbridge Presbyterian – 972-377-         Museum on Page Street next to Babe‟s
                                            Circus Day Tickets: $14 for adults, $7 for children under 12 (Available at Circus Gate
 ellowship of Frisco – 972-335-1700         only)

                                            Performances are scheduled:
 irst Baptist Church of Frisco – 972-335-
                                            Friday, March 19            4:30 and 7:30
                                            Saturday, March 20         2:00 and 5:00 and 7:30
                                            Sunday, March 21             2:00 and 5:00
 irst Pentecostal Church – 972-292-
3174                                        For more information visit the website: www.friscoheritage.org

 irst United Methodist – 972-335-4380

 our Corners Church – 972-867-3000

 risco Bible Church – 972-335-8150
                                            Women of Saint Francis Catholic Church Hosting Women’s Retreat:
 risco Church of Christ – 972-335-2118
                                           Christian singer, songwriter Jenny Klement speaks at a women's retreat at St. Francis
 risco Community Bible Church – 469-       of Assisi Catholic Church. March 27, 8am-3pm. Tickets $25. Call or email Connie to
362-5588                                   make your reservation today or call 972-377-2818.

 risco Community Fellowship – 972-

 risco Masjid – 972-898-8691               DayCamp "Winshape C3" from Chick-Fil-A is Back this Summer!

 risco Trails Fellowship Bible Church –    Winshape C3 will be held in Frisco June 28th-July 2nd at First United Methodist Church
972-731-5999                               Frisco. Held daily from 7:45am-5:00pm, this daycamp is open to children who have
                                           completed 1st grade through 6th grade Children have a choice of 19 different activities.
Genesis Metro – 469-450-6277               Visit www.winshapecamps.org for information and registration. For questions, please
                                           call Michele Morales at 972-335-4380
Grace Avenue United Methodist – 972-

Grace Church – 469-633-9104
                                           NEW - Summer Camps for Kids:
Grace Pointe – 972-292-3174

Hamilton Chapel Baptist Church – 972-      St. Philip's Episcopal Preschool is offering six weeks of fabulous summer camps for
377-3348                                   children from 3 and a half years old (birthday prior to Nov. 2, 2006) through 7 years
                                           old. We are offering half day Camps and Camp Plus for children who want to extend the
                                           fun. Check out the dates, focus for each week, and tuition costs below. You can go to
Harvest Church International – 214-
                                           our website, www.stphilipsfrisco.org and click on "Preschool" to print out a registration
                                           form or, stop by the school to pick one up. Spaces will fill up fast so don't delay!

Higher Dimensions – 214-551-3078           June 14 -18 A week of the Arts – We‟ll study famous artists and create special art
                                           projects, try our hand at acting and see the results on “the big screen”, and play a
Hope Fellowship – 972-377-8855             variety of musical instruments and experience a sampling of Classical, Jazz, and Rock
glesia Buenas Nuevas – 972-712-0946
                                           June 21 - 25 A week of Crazy Science – Get out the lab coats and goggles! This week
                                           will be packed with crazy science experiments and fun learning.
Kingdom Life Christian Center – 214-
618-1500                                   June 28 – July 2 A week of Space Travel and Space Games – Explore the planets,
                                           become an astronaut, create your own universe, and join in some special „space‟
 ebanon Baptist Church – 972-377-3348      games.

 egacy Presbyterian Church – 972-464-      July 12 – 16 A week of Tunnels and Channels - Learn about the world‟s most famous
8765                                       tunnels and channels and then dig, build, and create some of your own out of different
 iberty Baptist Church – 972-625-3546
                                           July 19 – 23 A week of Favorite Stories – Each day experience a favorite story in a new
                                           and interactive way and create visual aids to help tell the story. Then, write and
 ife-Changing Faith Christian Fellowship   illustrate your own story.
– 214-387-8040
                                           July 26 – 30 A week of LEGO Mania – This week you can create with LEGOs until ya
 ife Fellowship of Frisco – 214-886-7810   drop! We‟ll have fun individual competitions for the Dandiest Dwelling, and the Trippiest
                                           Transport, the most Creative Creation. We‟ll also have team a competition to build the
 iving Waters Family Worship Center –      most Magnificent Metropolis!
                                           Times: Morning session – 9am-11:30am, Afternoon session – 12:30-3pm
                                           Cost: $100.00 dollars per week per child, $20.00 registration fee, Snack is provided
 iving Word Baptist Church – 469-362-      each day
                                           Camp Plus!
 one Star Baptist Church – 469-358-        For children who attend the morning Camp Program but need extended care; after
7089                                       having fun in the morning programs these hardy campers will have lunch (provided
                                           from home) and be able to keep right on enjoying the company of friends and fun
Newstart Church of the Nazarene – 214-     activities. Here they‟ll be able to really concentrate on creating that Lego structure or
282-5576                                   get wrapped up in creating an imaginary world of their own. Afternoon campers will
                                           also enjoy some fun outside activities including water games and gardening in our own
Northstar Church – 972-712-8282            “backyard”. Younger children will be able to have a rest time as well.

                                           Camp Plus Hours: 11:30-3pm
Parkway Hills Baptist Church – 972-403-
                                           Cost: $100 dollars per week, No registration fee

Praise Fellowship Worship Center – 214-

Preston Ridge Baptist Church – 972-        Frisco Republican Men’s Club Upcoming Meeting:

Preston Trail Community Church – 972-      The Frisco Republican Men's Club is pleased to announce that State Senator Florence
668-1244                                   Shapiro, who represents the Collin County portion of Frisco will speak at our April 1st,
                                           2010 meeting. Senator Shapiro will share with us the current happenings in Austin. All
                                           are invited to attend. Meetings are held at the Texas Land and Cattle Co Restaurant on
Primera Iglesia Bautista De Frisco –
                                           Preston Road in Frisco. They start at 6:30 pm with a meet and greet, 7 pm dinner and
                                           speaker. Membership is open to both men and woman. For additional information you
                                           can visit our website at: www.friscogop.com.
Providence Church – 469-362-1240
                                           At the clubs March 4th meeting, new officers were elected as follows:
Rejoice Lutheran Church – 972-540-
6167                                       Ed Tamm Co-President Collin County
                                           David St Martin Co-President Denton County
Revolution Ministries – 214-649-0623       Bob Chambers Vice President
                                           Joseph Ellis Secretary
                                           Dan Bollner Treasurer
Rock Hill Church of Christ – 972-346-      Nelson Komaito Webmaster

Shawnee Trail Church of Christ – 972-

St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church –    Fighting Cancer One Step at a Time: American Cancer Society Relay
972-712-2645                               For Life Frisco Event Set for May 7

St. Philips Episcopal Church – 214-387-
4700                                       In less than two months, walkers will take to the track of Memorial Stadium to fight
                                           cancer during the American Cancer Society‟s Relay For Life Frisco.
Stonebriar Church of Christ – 972-712-
                                           This event, which is held nationwide, brings together more than 3.5 million people
                                           every year to celebrate the lives of those who have battled cancer, remember loved
                                           ones lost, and empower individuals and communities to fight back against the disease.
Stonebriar Community Church – 469-
252-5000                                   Relay For Life Frisco begins Friday, May 7 at 6:00 p.m. with cancer survivors and
                                           caregivers completing the first lap. For the next 12-hours, each team has at least one
Stonebridge United Methodist Church –      walker on the track at all times. Highlighting the evening is the luminaria ceremony
972-335-2882                               that takes place after dark to honor cancer survivors and to remember those lost.
                                           Luminarias line the track and are left lit throughout the night to remind participants of
Stonebrook Church of Christ – 214-705-     the importance of their efforts. The event concludes on Saturday, May 8 at 6:00 a.m.
                                           “Cancer survivors are at the heart of this event and they serve as an inspiration for
                                           those fighting the disease and their support system of family and friends,” said Kristen
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day   Scherer, Event Co-Chair.
Saints – 972-377-4724
                                           This year‟s event will also feature a unique opportunity for people to fight cancer
The Journey – 214-529-8873                 through research with the landmark Cancer Prevention Study-3 (CPS-3). The American
                                           Cancer Society will be onsite enrolling people into CPS-3, a long-term study that will
The Shawnee Trail Church of Christ –       help researchers better identify the lifestyle, environmental, and genetic factors that
972-377-9106                               cause or prevent cancer. For additional information about CPS-3, please visit
Turning Point CMA Church – 469-733-
                                           For more information about Relay For Life Frisco, to register a team or to participate as
3196                                      a survivor, please visit www.friscorfl.com

United Pentecostal Church – 972-712-      The American Cancer Society combines an unyielding passion with nearly a century of
5673                                      experience to save lives and end suffering from cancer. We save lives by helping people
                                          stay well by preventing cancer or detecting it early; helping people get well by being
                                          there for them during and after a cancer diagnosis; by finding cures through
Water‟s Edge Lutheran Church – 972-
                                          investment in groundbreaking discovery; and by fighting back by rallying lawmakers to
                                          pass laws to defeat cancer and by rallying communities worldwide to join the fight.

Frisco Neighborhoods and
Homeowner Associations:

 f your HOA or neighborhood is not        Golf Tournament next Monday Benefits Pediatric Stroke Research:
 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

Autumn Park

Bella Casa
                                                                          “Hagen‟s Tee Times”
Chapel Creek
                                                                    “Dawson‟s Cause” Golf Tournament!

Cheyenne Crossing                                       Attention all American Airlines Employees and Friends!
                                            Did you know that Pediatric Strokes is the 6th Leading Cause of Death in Children?
Country Club Ridge
                                          Unfortunately very little funding is available for continued research. Please help
                                          us change that by being a part of this exciting event. Fort more information on
Coventry Oaks
                                          pediatric strokes, log onto www.Dawonscause.org.

Creekside at Preston                      When: March 22, 2010
                                          Where: Diamond Oaks Country Club
Creekside at Stonebriar                   5821 Diamond Oaks Drive North
                                          Fort Worth, Texas 76117
                                          Start Time: 2:00 pm. **Two Man Scramble**
                                          (Max players is 144. If our numbers exceed 100, start time will change to 1:00 pm.)
Crown Ridge
                                          Entry Fee: $60.00

Custer Creek Farms                        Pick your Own Team or we can assist with placing you!
                                          To register for this event, please contact Patti Quiroz at 214-566-8338 or email
Cypress Creek                             pattiq1967@aol.com

Dominion at Panther Creek                 Hamburgers and Hot Dogs will be served following the event, as well as a Silent

Eldorado Fairways

Estates on Legacy

 airfield Estates
                                          NEW – Landscape Design/Detail (Mid March):
 risco Fairways
                                          Submitted By: Glenn Everett Kopanski, United States Navy (Ret)
 risco Heights

 risco Square
Golden Gate Village


Griffin Parc

Heather Ridge Estates

Heritage Green

Heritage Lakes
                                            Glenn Kopanski
Heritage Village
                                      As we move into Spring this next week I wanted to touch on a subject few know and
                                      that is the care of your Perennial Flowers and Plants. These are all plants that Re-
Hickory Springs                       Generate every year unlike the Annuals which require replacement every year and
                                      should be kept in Pots and Containers due to their delicate care and ability to survive
Hickory Street Village                Texas Heat and the intensive sunlight we get this far south. It is imperative you know
                                      your selections before you purchase them. It can save you a lot of money and hassle.
Hillcrest Estates                     It is also very important you jot down in that journal I mention to keep and list the
                                      area in which your selection was placed so you do not repeat the mistake again the
                                      following year. If your selection says Full Sun I highly recommend you place it is part
Hillcrest Highlands                   shade, remember our sun is much more intense then areas to our North. If you need
                                      selections that can tolerate Full Sun in this Zone of Texas and the country I can assist
Hillcrest Lebanon/Cecile Place        you with those selections. Contact me at my home email address:
                                      glenn.kopanski@sbcglobal.net. I will do the research for you and reply with my
Hillcrest Lebanon/Hillcrest Meadows   recommendations. Routine annual care means to cut off old foliage to the ground so
                                      new foliage will Re-Appear in the Spring bringing you a Lush look and the fact the plant
                                      can show off its thing. Cut those plants to the ground each November last week that is
Hillcrest Lebanon/Smith Estates
                                      in the event we have a late Indian summer. If you are going to prune off foliage at this
                                      time it is okay but remember to place the old into a recycle yard bag for pickup
Hunters Creek                         because they may have a disease on them or they have been infested with Ants or
                                      Slugs already.
Kings Garden
                                      With any Perennial is it recommended that you prune off all dead foliage after they
Kings Ridge                           have bloomed, doing this ensures the plant will grow again and provide you with
                                      multiple blooms all summer. Plants like Mexican Sage, Aster, Garden Phlox, Autumn
                                      Joy, Mums will all develop upwards so it is imperative you prune these down so T-
 akes on Legacy - Lakehill            storms knock them down and snap them off leaving an open invitation for pest. Next
                                      important step I wanted to let you know is checking on your Perennial routinely and
 akes on Legacy – The Lakes           De-heading them when needed, I call it that because it means you pinch off old
                                      flowerheads allowing the plant to rejuvenate new growth. Keeping any garden with
 akes on Legacy – The Villas          Perennials clean is a must. It can get junky looking in no time. Also clipping any Bulb to
                                      the ground after it has produced is wise. Those yellow leaves or branches can take the
                                      look of any garden away.
 akes of Preston Vineyard
                                      Mulching your gardens should be done now. Almost all Trees including our Oaks have
 onestar Ranch                        dropped their leaves so go ahead and replace that so it can look clean. I highly
                                      recommend you use a spade or shovel and break up that soil, it is likely rock hard from
Meadow Hill Estates                   the winter weather. Replacing mulch can be costly as well. All old should be removed
                                      and replaced in the even there is a Mold or a Mildew that has likely formed underneath.
Northridge                            Check for any Trails of termites especially along the house. If you see them it is wise to
                                      crumble them apart and spray heavily in that area. We have entered the Termite
                                      season and they can literally destroy a home or wooden fence. That is why I
Oakbrook Park                         recommend metal post on all fences, termites love wooden post. If you already have a
                                      wooden post look on the top if you see any jagged areas you likely have termites. Run
Panther Creek Estates                 a pocket knife down the post if you see dust coming from it replace that post
                                      immediately in the meantime spray it so they do not spread to other neighbors fences
Parkside Estates                      or homes.

                                      Now for an important subject this time of March and that is our wonderful Pests.
Pearson Farms
                                      Aphids, Beetles, Grubs, Grasshoppers, Caterpillars, Spider mites, White Flies, scales,
                                      Slugs, Snails, and so on and on, what can we do about this yearly issue. I could list a
                                      thousand products for you but only a few would work and what would we do to our
Plantation Estates                 friendly wildlife trying to kill these suckers. We'll it has been my savior all along
                                   protecting wildlife and yet controlling some of these critters, it is called Bacterial Soap
Plantation Resort                  or Refined Mineral Oils will control 75-80% of all those I listed and is safe for our Dogs
                                   and Cats and other friends like Birds. I try not to encourage chemicals because they
                                   are so harmful and if used heavily enough could get into the soil deep enough to affect
Plantation Resort 2
                                   small streams or rivers, so try those products before going straight to a Chemical. Also,
                                   consider pellet fertilizer vice Chemical for those who have Chemical companies doing
Plantation Springs                 the job for you, they have it but you have to tell them to use those pellets.

Prestmont                          Most grasses have begun their cycle for this year so using a good fertilizer is highly
                                   recommended at this time. If you do your own yard one tip is to ensure no grass is
Preston Estates                    beginning to spread over the sidewalk, if that happens you will likely see your sidewalk
                                   crumbling and cracks will begin to show. For your info replacing a sidewalk these days
                                   has gotten extremely expensive as I am told there are concrete shortages nationwide,
Preston Gables                     so ensuring your walkways and driveways are crack free is important. You can buy Pre-
                                   mixed concrete at any local store like Lowe's and Home Depot. The work has been
Preston Glen                       done for you it only needs placing and smoothed over saving you a lot of money and
                                   does not put the rest of the concrete at risk. Key is to be Proactive when owning or
Preston Highlands                  renting really.

                                   I have one more tip here for you. Driving around Frisco I notice a lot of homes with no
Preston Lakes/Lakes of Hillcrest
                                   Gutters. Mine included when I bought it in 2004 in the Trails of west Frisco and a lot of
                                   homes around me. I had gutters installed right away. Doing this will ensure you have a
Preston Manor                      less possibility of Erosion. This is a subject being played all around us these days. Any
                                   home with any kind of slope will deal with Erosion and once started it is only time
Preston Oaks                       before you see stress to your foundation and if that happens your foundation may
                                   crack then you‟re looking at a lot of money many of us to do not have these days, once
Preston Ridge                      again being a Proactive person keeping on top of priorities can truly pay you back one
                                   day. Gutters will divert water from digging into the soil and taking it to another location
                                   like a sidewalk or street, a street is preferred. I myself do not believe in putting a
Preston Trace Estates              downspout underground because that could lead to a sinkhole under the soil without
                                   anyone even knowing it. Take an extended downspout to a street if possible. Terracing
Preston Vineyards North            a Landscape too can keep soil in place. If you see Erosion beginning on your property
                                   please take note and see how to fix it.
Preston Vineyards IV
                                   Now, for my picks of the week for Trees/Shrubs/Flowers/Groundcovers/Palms and
                                   Ornamental Grasses.
Quail Meadow Village
                                   Tree of the Week: Desert Willow - This is a Fast-growing tree that gives more an open
Queen‟s Gate                       and airy look then others Trumpet shaped flowers from May-October attract my
                                   favorite Hummingbirds. This Tree comes in multiple colors like Pink/White/Rose or
Red Bud Estates                    Lavender. This pick handles the hottest of summers and driest as well and can tolerate
                                   little to no water. Hgt: 25ft Spread: 15ft Width.
Russwood Acres
                                   Shrub of the Week: Bottle-Brush - My Favorite plant showing off spectacular Crimson-
                                   Red flowers blooming at different times from early Spring to late Summer. This is
Saddlebrook Village
                                   considered a Specimen Tree or Shrub depending on size. Hgt: 8ft Spread: 5ft.

Shaddock Creek                     Flower of the Week: Coreopsis -Native to Texas explodes each spring with color with
                                   massives of yellow colored flowers that forms clumps in any garden you have. This is
Shenandoah Village/Villages of     one that will fill your garden with color for many years to come and requires little care.
Stonebriar Park                    Great for Heat and tolerates frequent drought. Hgt: 1ft Spread: Up to 5ft in width
Shepherds Hill
                                   Palm of the Week: Mediterranean Fan Palm - This pick grows in clumps and can
                                   tolerate North Texas's climate well. It is used in containers as well but when it is it is
Starwood                           suspect to dry conditions due to it being elevated so containers it needs a lot of water if
                                   grown in the soil it needs little water. Hgt: 10ft Spread: 8ft Width.
Sterling Ranch
                                   Ornamental Grass of the Week: Dwarf Pampas Grass - Grown in clumps with white
Stewart Creek Estates              flower heads that wisp in the wind. Great for any garden requiring little care at all but
                                   must be cut to the ground in the Fall. Hgt: 5ft Spread: 4ft. This is a Dwarf variety.
                                   Groundcover of the Week: Purple Wintercreeper - Trailing glossy green groundcover
                                   that shows off its color in the winter presenting itself with a purple-red color. 2ft tall at
Stonebriar Country Club Estates            max growth.

Stonebriar Creek Estates                   That is it for this week. If you need any advice or assistance I offer it for free and it will
                                           be my pleasure for doing so. I ask all to keep on a conservation level when we are
                                           talking water. Our dry months are ahead and water can be taken as fast as it was
Stonebriar Village
                                           given. If I can give one piece of advice when we are talking about Green lawns it is this
                                           "Less is Best.". Take care all and have a nice week. My e-mail:
Stonelake Estates                          glenn.kopanski@sbcglobal.net. My Best, Glenn

Stonelake Estates West

Stonebrook Estates
                                           Aqua Egg Hunt:
The Chase at Stonebriar
                                           Saturday, March 27 from 11 a.m. - noon
The Creeks on Coit                         Location: Frisco Athletic Center, Indoor Aquatic Center (5828 Nancy Jane Ln.)
                                           Cost: $12 per person
The Enclave at Stonebriar Creek Estates
                                           Dive in and join the hunt! The Easter Bunny will leave behind toy-filled eggs in the
The Trails of West Frisco                  Indoor Aquatic Center pools. Mesh bags will be provided for collecting eggs in the pool,
                                           but make sure to bring your own basket or bag with you to carry your collection home.

The Village at Frisco Lakes                Admission includes egg hunt, day-long swim pass and a special treat from the Easter
                                           Bunny. An adult will need to stay in the water with any child seven and younger staying
The Villas/Lakes on Legacy                 to swim after the egg hunt. Sign up

The Vintage/Lakes on Legacy                This event requires pre-registration. Registration ends March 25. No refunds given.
                                           Registration is available online at www.FriscoFun.org
Townhomes of Tuscany Square

Turnbridge Manor

Tuscany Meadows                            DBU Leadership Empowerment Luncheon

Villages of Hillcrest
                                           On Wednesday, April 7, from 11:30am-1:00pm, Dallas Baptist University Frisco will be
                                           having a Leadership Empowerment Luncheon. Dr. Wright Lassiter will present a lecture
Villages of Lake Brook Farms
                                           on "Creative Leadership for Nonprofits." FREE LUNCH will be provided! RSVP at
                                           http://www3.dbu.edu/frisco/leadership_luncheon.asp or call 214-333-5777.
Villages of Stonebriar Park

Villages of Willow Bay

Waterford Falls
                                           NEW - Legacy Christian Marching Band Students Honored at TPSMEA
Westfalls Village                          Competition:

Willow Pond                                Students from the Legacy Christian Academy Bands performed at the TPSMEA Solo &
                                           Ensemble competed in the Texas Private School Music Educators Association
Windsor Place                              (TPSMEA) Instrumental Solo & Ensemble recently held at the Greenhill School in
                                           Addison. LCA had 26 students perform at this event. Congratulations to the following
Woodstream Hills                           students for receiving a superior rating on their solo and or ensemble Evan Beck,
                                           Amanda Brown, Riley Chapman, Brock Crawford, Tyler Cruz, Kate Fain, Bryce Gillett,
                                           Ian Huxham, Jerin Jones, Seth Lisle, Sami Saucedo, Eric Sweet, Cole Watson, Sean
                                           Whitney, Lauren Whitney, Mickey Willis, Kelly Pahl, Tucker Paxton, and Andrew Hunt.
About Matt Lafata:
                                           From this competition, LCA has 13 students who will be advancing to the TPSMEA State
                                           Solo & Ensemble May 29. Congratulations to Brock Crawford, Tyler Cruz, Bryce Gillett,
Matt Lafata and his wife Erika share six
                                           Kate Fain, Ian Huxham, Jerin Jones, Seth Lisle, Cole Watson, Sean Whitney, Lauren
 hildren between the two of them. In
                                           Whitney, Kelly Pahl, Tucker Paxton and Andrew Hunt.
 anuary 1999, Mr. Lafata moved to
 risco from Gloucester, MA. Matt has
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   NEW - 2010 Neiman Marcus Willow Bend Stiletto Strut Benefitting Star
Sales & Marketing with the Frisco-based     Children’s Charity:
HR strategy and technology consulting
 irm HRchitect. Previously, Matt was an
Executive Vice-President of a computer      The shoe-lovers of Collin County are strutting for the children on May 6th at the
  oftware company where he was              Neiman Marcus Willow Bend Stiletto Strut benefitting Star Children‟s Charity. This is a
 esponsible for corporate development,      not-to-be missed opportunity to show off a runway-worthy strut in your favorite shoes
marketing, sales, product development       and join girlfriends for an evening of high fashion, fun and philanthropy for the children
and more. He studied finance and            of Collin County. Chaired by Jan Richey, she has combined well-heeled members of
business management at Salem State          Star Children‟s Charity to lead the cause including Carrie Benson, Linda Bucy, Pam
College in Salem, Massachusetts.            Braley, Jean Callison, Nora Carter, Paula Delzell, Mary Ellen George, Lori Greer,
                                            Michelle Brennan Hall, Ronelle Ianace, Macie Jepson, Julie Karnes, Liz Kimberlin, Daniel
                                            Lewis, Charlotte Patterson, Brenda Snitzer, Susan Spindler, Chuck Steelman, Justine
Matt Lafata has been involved in            Sweeney, Stacy Urtso, Stephanie Weeks and Dr. Fiona Wright.
numerous organizations throughout
 risco in the last 11 years. As a former    “We are strutting for the children of Collin County. Each day the demand grows for
 wo-term Frisco City Council Member, he     services to meet the safety, health and well being of our children. Neiman Marcus
s or has been involved in the following…    Willow Bend and Star have partnered to create a fun event to raise the much needed
                                            money to support the nonprofits of Collin County who serve children. It is an honor to
                                            chair the inaugural Stiletto Strut. The community is invited to strap on their heels and
       Former Deputy Mayor Pro Tem         strut for the children,” shares Jan Richey, Stiletto Strut chair and Star member.
        on the Frisco City Council
       Former Planning & Zoning            "Neiman Marcus Willow Bend is excited to partner with Star Children's Charity on our
        Commissioner                        first annual Stiletto Strut event. We know women in Collin County love designer shoes
       Graduate of Leadership Frisco       and we have the best selection from vendors like Chanel, Manolo Blahnik, Christian
       2005 recipient of the “21           Louboutin, Prada, Gucci and more. The event will be an evening of fashion and fun
        Leaders of the 21st Century” by     while raising money for seven Collin County non-profit agencies," states Marcus Wyss,
        Inside Collin County Business       Vice President and General Manager for Neiman Marcus Willow Bend.
       Graduate of the Frisco Citizen‟s    The evening includes a strut throughout the Shops at Willow Bend with stops along the
        Police Academy                      way for shopping and goodies. The strut concludes at Neiman Marcus Willow Bend for
       Youth sports coach                  cocktails, bites, make-up artists, sample spa treatments, celebrity shoe auction,
       Past board member for the           designer shoe raffle, runway workshop to refine your strut and swag for all guests.
        Frisco Family Services Center
       St. Francis of Assisi Knights of    The evening is dedicated to raising $100,000 funds for the children of Collin County
        Columbus Member                     through Star Children‟s Charity which provides significant financial support to efforts to
       Member of the Frisco Heritage       improve services for medical, education, enrichment and safety through nonprofit
        Association                         organizations in Collin County serving children. The beneficiaries include Boys and Girls
       Member of the Frisco Area           Club of Collin County, Children‟s Medical Center at Legacy, CITY House, Crossroads
        Children‟s Theatre                  Family Services, Plano Children‟s Medical Clinic, The Samaritan Inn and Texas Health
       Member of the Frisco Association    Presbyterian Hospital Plano.
        for the Arts
       Member of the Frisco                Sponsorships and ticket reservations for the Stiletto Strut are available at
        Community Theatre                   www.StarChildrens.com or by calling 972.943.3344. Packages begin at $100.
       Community Advisory Board
        member for the Frisco Women‟s
       Friends of the Frisco Public
        Library Member
       Board member for the Frisco
                                            NEW – Frisco Humane Society Yard Sale: We Can Take Your Unwanted
        Square Municipal Management
                                            Items Now
       City of Frisco Technology
        Committee member
                                            It‟s time to start thinking about fundraising again. Unfortunately many of the dogs and
       City of Frisco Budget and Audit
                                            cats we rescue require medical care far exceeding our adoption fees so we rely on
        subcommittee member
                                            fundraising and donations to keep our rescue group going.
       Tax Increment Finance board
                                            We have two major fundraising events every year, Barktoberfest in October and a Yard
       Co-Director of the Mrs. Texas
                                            Sale in May. Advantage Storage on Legacy and Warren has been the home of our Yard
        United States Pageant
                                            Sales for the past two years. They have been successful beyond our wildest dreams.
       Honorary Chair for World AIDS
        Day 2007 in Collin County
       PR Committee for the 2008 Boys       The folks at Advantage are amazing and play an integral part of our fundraising – they
        and Girls Club of Collin County      give their time tirelessly for Frisco Humane Society as well as providing a venue for the
        Gala                                 community and their clients to donate unwanted items to benefit homeless animals.

Since 2001, Matt has produced this very      Mark your calendars now! Just in time for a good spring clean, we have set the date for
popular e-newsletter that goes out           this year‟s sale. The 2010 Yard Sale will be held on Friday, May 7th and Saturday, May
 very week to over 41,000 people and         8th.
businesses and keeps the Frisco
 ommunity in touch with local events         March 1st thru May 3rd , please start taking your unwanted items to Advantage
and businesses. There has never been         Storage (on the corner of Legacy and Warren). The telephone number for Advantage
nor will ever be a fee charged to            Storage is 972-334-9190 – just give them a call if you have any questions about what
 chools or non-profit groups to run          can be donated.
 n the newsletter. As of July 2008, the
newsletter‟s limited commercial              Frisco Humane is a 501(c)3 charity so all your donations can be tax deductible.
opportunities for local businesses
 Sponsorship, Spotlight and Advertorial)
are handled by Full Circle Marketing.

                                             NEW - Frisco Family Services Sizzling Salsa Night:

How to “Whitelist” this Frisco
Community Newsletter in Your                 Frisco Family Services signature fundraising gala, one of Frisco's premier social events,
Spam Filter:                                 is just weeks away and is one of the many highlights of FFS's busy 15th anniversary
                                             year! This annual event raises funds to ensure homelessness and hunger are prevented
With the advent of outrageous volumes        in the Frisco community. "During these challenging economic times, it is important
of unwanted email these days, of which       that we continue to have a top-notch event that focuses attention on those in need or
we get a ton, it‟s unfortunate that          in crisis in our community" states Joni Klarin, FFS Development Director. "In a year
egitimate email publications like this       when client numbers have increased more than 35% and we are anticipating serving
are not being seen by some of the            more than 6000 individuals by year end, the support of our sponsors, donors,
 eaders who enjoy those publications.        attendees, and volunteers is crucial."
There is much fear today that the email
publishing/marketing industry is in          FFS is proud to announce the honor of having AmerisourceBergen Specialty Group as
  erious trouble, due to mistakes in         the title sponsor of this year's annual fundraising gala, Salsa Nights, to take place on
 iltering when legitimate email is           Saturday April 17, 2010 at the newly renovated Dr Pepper Arena in Frisco. FFS
  rroneously tagged as unwanted email.       anticipates welcoming more than 900 guests who will dress in their Latin themed and
                                             party attire and enjoy an evening of entertainment, friend-raising and fundraising to
While we applaud the anti-spam               benefit those in need or in crisis in our community. Guests will dance the night away to
ndustry for removing the plethora of         the music of one of the top Dallas Party bands- Signed Sealed Delivered, enjoy
unwanted email from many of our              sumptuous food from area restaurants, try their luck at the casino and have the
mailboxes, from time to time, some           opportunity to bid on an expansive array of silent auction items. The auctioneer, Craig
egitimate email publications are             Meier, and his spotters will orchestrate the always exciting live auction, giving guests
mistaken as unwanted.                        the opportunity to bid on exceptional big-ticket items. Back again this year is an
                                             exclusive, luxury raffle for an opportunity to win a $10,000 Visa gift card or a 5 night
Sometimes, this results in our mailings      vacation in Paris, France with a LeCordon Bleu cooking experience. Raffle tickets are
bouncing back, with requests for us to       $50 each and only 1500 tickets will be sold. Restaurant partners that will be at the
 espond to challenge/response                event serving their sumptuous cuisine are: PF Changs, Palio's Pizza, Roy's Hawaiian
messages to prevent future filtering.        Fusion, III Dimensional Catering with Baylor Medical Center, Lochrann's Irish Pub &
However, due to the size of our list, it‟s   Eatery, Cristina's, Hooters, and more.
nearly impossible for us handle the
 olume of such requests.                     Everyone is encourage to attend. General reservations are $75 per person or $1000 for
                                             a reserved table for 10. With another sell out expected, make your reservations now
To that end, please realize that we want     and get your raffle tickets soon! For more information on sponsoring, donating an
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 ending address to your whitelist,         "Getting to Know You" is the Visual Arts Guild of Frisco's Spring Member Show 2010.
 afelist, or list of privileged senders.   This exhibit runs at the Frisco Arts Center 6827 Main St. from March 1 until March 27.
This is commonly known as whitelisting     The VAGF's members have filled the Frisco Arts Center with a beautiful mix of artwork,
a publication. Simply add the email        from traditional to contemporary, with each piece revealing a little about its maker. The
addresses of Matt@MattLafata.com,          Spring Member Show 2010 includes 23 of the VAGF's artists and exhibits 40 original
Matt@MattandErika.net, and                 works of art.
                                           The Visual Art Guild's Open Gallery Saturdays began March 6, with the Frisco Arts
                                           Center open from noon until 8pm and culminating in the Spring Member Show Opening
 If you wish to be removed from            Reception starting at 6pm. At the Opening Reception, members of the community had
 this newsletter, please send an           the opportunity to meet the artists. The Guild had visitors from all over Collin and
email or visit www.fullcircledfw.com       Denton Counties, and as far away as Rockwall.

                                           "This is an exciting time the Guild right now. We have so many great artists that are a
                                           part of our group, and our membership continues to grow," said VAGF President Misty
                                           Oliver Foster.

                                           The VAGF has several exhibits scheduled during the spring season and Open Gallery
                                           Saturday provides Frisco with more opportunities to view VAGF exhibits than ever
                                           before. For the month of April, the VAGF will host a Juried Photography Show, and May
                                           will showcase the Frisco ISD Faculty and Staff Art Exhibit. All of these exhibits are at
                                           Frisco Arts, located at 6827 Main Street, in historic downtown Frisco.

                                           VAGF's Open Gallery Saturdays continue throughout the spring with Frisco Arts Center
                                           open on the first and third Saturdays of each spring month from noon to 4pm March
                                           20, April 3 and 17, and May 1 and 15. One can satisfy their "spring fever" by spending
                                           the afternoon downtown shopping, eating and soaking in the culture.

                                           NEW - Commit Not to Quit Reaches Out to Feeder Schools:

                                           Commit Not to Quit has expanded its mission this year – reaching out past the halls of
                                           Frisco High School to future students who attend two of the high school‟s feeder
                                           schools – Bright Elementary and Staley Middle School, according to Vicki Perkowski,
                                           associate principal at Frisco High School.

                                           Commit Not to Quit is a dropout prevention program instituted at FHS last year. The
                                           program uses posters, literature and videos to educate students, parents, staff and the
                                           community about the warning signs of students in danger of dropping out of school and
                                           the life challenges that face a high school drop out. More than 800 students, 180 staff
                                           members, 50 dignitaries and 75 business people signed promise cards last year
                                           committing to the education of all FHS students.

                                           Commit Not to Quit is a program funded by Grants for Great Ideas, a grant program
                                           sponsored by Frisco Education Foundation to support innovative educational programs.

                                           This year FHS is visiting Bright and Staley with a celebration of the importance of high
                                           school graduation and with promise card signings. Dignitaries from throughout the
                                           district and community were invited to visit Bright, Staley or FHS during specific time in
                                           March and sign a promise card during lunch periods where students may witness the
                                           signings. The motto of Commit Not to Quit is “the tassel is worth the hassle,” and FHS
                                           leaders are dedicated to spreading that message from kindergarten to this year‟s senior

                                           NEW – Frisco Police Hosting Fingerprint Fair:
The Frisco Police Department will host its first Fingerprint Fair from noon to 4 p.m. April
17 at police headquarters. Parents are invited to bring their children 12 and younger to
do a complete identification card that includes fingerprints, a photograph of the child
and DNA. The event will also include face painting, free popcorn, a storyteller and
appearances by Cell Phone Sally and McGruff the Crime Dog.

UPDATED - Frisco Police Blotter:

The Frisco Police Blotter can be found on Crimeweb for those citizens who like to keep
up with what is going on around the city from the police point of view. This report
covers the period of March 4 to March 10. Public Safety has always been a huge focus
of mine and it takes 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 determination.

The Rotary Club Of Frisco Annual Charity Golf Tournament:

The Rotary Club of Frisco will hold its annual charity golf tournament on Thursday April
22, Rain or Shine, at The Tribute Golf Club, in The Colony, Texas. This tournament
provides support for a broad range of humanitarian and educational programs and
activities designed to improve human conditions. Funds from this tournament support
community functions such as Books for Babies, Building Together, Christmas Toys,
Coats for Kids, Frisco Family Services, College Scholarships for Frisco High School
students, Habitat for Humanity, and many more.

The format is a 4 person scramble. Prizes will be awarded to the top three finishing

Registration begins at 11:00 AM, Lunch is at 12:00 Noon. There will be Putting and
Hole-in-One Contests. The Shot Gun Start is at 1:00 PM. The Awards Dinner will be at
6:30 PM.

Charges are $170 per player or $650 for a Foursome. This includes Golf shirt, cart,
green fees, lunch and dinner. Sponsorships are available.

For more information, or to sign up, contact Rich Allen (214-697-6178) or Gerald Perrin

Spring has sprung at the MarketPlace at Frisco Square!!

MarketPlace at Frisco Square introduces four new merchants:

Amy Winslow Designs – Handcrafted belt buckles
Daisy‟s Boutique – Chic ladies appareil
Simplicity – Eclectic home accessories
Two Sisters Shop – Fashionable women‟s apparel and gifts

On Saturday, March 27th, from 2-4pm, the merchants of MarketPlace will be in the
store to tell you about their products; offer customer order options, and meet with
customers. Refreshments will be provided and there will be drawings for prizes.
MarketPlace at Frisco Square, located at 8861 Coleman Blvd., hosts more than 20
boutique businesses selling a variety of specialty items, such as women‟s and children‟s
clothing and accessories, home décor, toys, gifts, and more. Store hours are M-Th
11:00 am – 8:00 pm, Fri & Sat 11:00 am – 9:00 pm, Sun 11:00 am – 6:00 pm. For
additional information about the MarketPlace at Frisco Square, contact Julie Wakefield
at 972.377.9400.

NEW - Bright Elementary Garners "distinguished" designation:

The Texas Education Agency recently awarded Bright Elementary the designation as a
No Child Left Behind “distinguished performance” school. This is the first such award for
a Frisco ISD school.

At a recent school board meeting, Superintendent Rick Reedy introduced Susie
Graham, principal of Bright Elementary, speaking to her leadership and
accomplishments at Bright. Ms. Graham introduced the following support members
from Bright and thanked them for their service to Bright: Laurie Richmond (4th grade
teacher), Julie Parker (PTA president), Lisa Dominy (3rd grade teacher) and Audie
Adkins (Community Resource Liaison) and Becca Bustillos (Assistant Principal). Ms.
Graham described the partnerships with the community which helped with the success
at Bright, including St. Philips and other community partners. Three years of data is
evaluated in determining receipt of this award including student performance on TAKS,
meeting Adequate Yearly Progress, and being an Exemplary/Recognized school. To be
considered, 40 percent or more of a school‟s student population must be on free and
reduced lunch. The Bright attendance zone is an area with great economic and cultural

“It is an honor to receive the Title 1 Distinguished School award. The faculty and staff
at Bright work here because they want to be here. They do not teach for the accolades;
however, when you do receive an award like this it makes you very aware of the
impact you are having on the future ,” Graham said upon learning of the award.

“Our teachers work hard each and every day to make sure all students are making
progress. Bright's partnership with St. Philip's Episcopal Church has had a tremendous
impact on our students and families. They (St. Philip‟s volunteers) help lead our
Summer Reading Program, ESL classes for parents, Job Fair, Band of Brothers, Circle of
Sisters and Bright Readers,” she said. She also noted individual volunteers, the
Assistance League of Greater Collin County, which volunteers with the homework club,
and the various groups and businesses that donate time and funds to assist needy

“Our PTA has been instrumental in helping us raise money to defray the cost of field
trips for all students, presenting our students with a different program each and every
month, funding special projects and volunteering numerous hours for teachers,” she

“This award not only goes to our faculty, staff and students, but to all the volunteers
and mentors who have helped us along the way,” she said.

NEW – Second Annual Watters Creek Fine Arts Festival Taking Artist

Calling all artists! Applications are being accepted for the second annual Watters Creek
Fine Arts Festival in partnership with Allen Arts Alliance set to return this spring Friday,
May 7 through Sunday, May 9.
The first annual Watters Creek Fine Arts Festival, held in the spring of 2009, was a
tremendous success, with over 50,000 visitors, families and art lovers in attendance.
The juried show will line Village Green Drive in the heart of Watters Creek, a resort-
style development that includes meandering pathways through beautiful landscape with
more than 500 trees and water views, providing an inviting backdrop for the displayed

Exhibitors may purchase tented booth space to display and sell paintings, woodwork,
sculptures, glass, mixed media and other works of art. Applications and event policies
are available on www.watterscreek.com. The deadline to submit completed
applications is Monday, April 5.

NEW - Municipal Court Closed for Staff Development March 23 and
March 24:

Frisco‟s Municipal Court will be closed for judicial and clerk training on Tuesday, March
23 and Wednesday, March 24, 2010. The court will be open regular business hours on
Thursday, March 25, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. Any filings or payments due to the court on
March 23 or March 24 will be received as „on time‟ on or before March 25, 2010.

Payments and paperwork may be mailed to the Frisco Municipal Court at 6865 Main St.,
Frisco, TX 75034. The U.S. Postal Service postmark serves as the submission date.
Payments may also be made online. To make a payment by phone, dial 972-292-5570
or 972-292-5571.

NEW - Capitol Steps – Submitted by State Representative Ken Paxton:

Texas Trade Up Appliance Rebate Program Offers Unique Savings

The Texas Trade Up Appliance Rebate Program will offer Texans rebates to replace
energy-hungry appliances with more efficient models. Through this one-time
opportunity, Texans can receive rebates for ENERGY STAR qualified appliances
purchased between April 16 and April 25. The program will offer an additional rebate
for the proper recycling and disposal of the older appliances.

Texans interested in participating in the Texas Trade Up Appliance Rebate Program
must first reserve their appliance rebate starting April 5th. Information on how to
reserve a rebate may be found at www.texaspowerfulsmart.org. Rebate reservations
will be distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Each household may qualify for up to two different appliance rebates. The rebates may
apply to eligible appliances only, including ENERGY STAR qualified refrigerators, clothes
washers, central air conditioners, hot water heaters and air source heat pumps.
Televisions, computers, stereos and clothes dryers do not qualify for a rebate.

Once an individual has reserved their rebate, they may purchase an eligible ENERGY
STAR-rated appliance in-store at a Texas retailer between 16 April and 25 April. The
rebate does not apply to appliances purchased on-line. Consumers will then have 60
days from the day that they reserved their rebate to install the appliance and submit
their paperwork for the rebate.

The Texas Trade Up Appliance Rebate Program also offers rebates of $75 for recycling
old appliances that are replaced by new ones purchased through the program. For
example, if a household purchases a new refrigerator, then it may only receive a
recycling rebate for its old functioning refrigerator upon providing proof of recycling.
Although the program offers rebates for replacing old appliances, it does not require
that they be recycled.

The program offers significant savings for purchasing energy efficient appliances. A
family purchasing an ENERGY STAR qualified 14.5 or greater cubic foot refrigerator
may receive $315 in rebates if they recycle their old unit. Purchasing a 5.0 gallon per
cycle dishwasher while recycling an older dishwasher could qualify for a $215 rebate.

Texas received over $23 million from the US Department of Energy to establish the
Texas Trade Up Appliance Rebate Program. The program will be administered by the
State Energy Conservation Office within the Office of the Texas Comptroller of Public
Accounts. The amount of money available is limited, so individuals interested in
participating should do so as quickly as possible.

For more information about the program, please visit www.texaspowerfulsmart.org.
 Persons with questions regarding whether an appliance is ENERGY STAR qualified may
contact the ENERGY STAR Hotline at hotline@energystar.gov or 1.888.STAR.YES

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