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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: 13 LADIES! 2010 Recession Reports Got You Down? Just Snap Out of It! 13 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: 16 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: 26 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 forces." 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 values." 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- 3355 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. Checo 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 www.ElDoradoMazda.net 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 package. 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 States. For advertising opportunities, View our new website. 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 available. 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 – 972.708.5086 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 include: 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. 4357 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 – 214-618-3800 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 0666 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! 542-1317 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 – 972-307-5906 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- 292-5108 amilyWatchdog.com 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- 8757 risco-Allen Texas Area Alumnae Panhellenic risco Aquatics Swim Team risco Area Children‟s Theater – 972- By Zeke Zucaro 377-2675 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!” 8452 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- 2266 risco Convention and Visitors Bureau riscoCoupon.com 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! 6066 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 http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/ericrichter Event website: www.hopeforeric.com risco Gymnastics Center – 972-377- 3137 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 night. risco Police Department – 972-292- And finally, select beers will only be $1.50 throughout the series. 6000 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 4625 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 – 972-668-4464 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- 292-5657 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 Texas 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 214-227-2418 * 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! Chapter “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!” MomsOutLoud.com 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 email@example.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- 292-6550 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 TheParentHive.com 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 County Women Encouraging Business – 972- 335-9522 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: 2608 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. 252-0583 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 214-914-5813. Cornerstone Baptist Church – 972-335- 1974 Cornerstone Christian Reformed Church – 469-362-7844 Heritage Association of Frisco Sponsor the Kelly Miller Circus this Weekend: Cornerstone Community Assembly – 972-335-4704 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 9560 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 9830 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- 668-3696 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- 335-2882 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 632-4581 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 music. 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 materials. 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! 214-387-9602 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 9010 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 1010 Praise Fellowship Worship Center – 214- 387-9397 Preston Ridge Baptist Church – 972- Frisco Republican Men’s Club Upcoming Meeting: 712-7007 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 214-872-3788 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 2710 Shawnee Trail Church of Christ – 972- 377-9106 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 9264 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. 9968 “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 http://www.cancer.org/docroot/RES/RES_6_6.asp 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 712-7377 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” Hosting 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 Crestview 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 email@example.com Dominion at Panther Creek Hamburgers and Hot Dogs will be served following the event, as well as a Silent Auction! 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 Grayhawk 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: firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 eventually. 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. Stonebriar 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 email@example.com. 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. Journal 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 League 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 District 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 member 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 our readers to always anticipate and auction item, getting involved, or to purchase tickets, visit www.friscocenter.org or call njoy the valuable information that this 972-335-9495. ommunity newsletter delivers. f you currently use an anti-spam program or service, we ask that you ake just a minute or two to add this newsletter to your “safe” or NEW - Frisco Artists Open Up This Spring: permitted email sender list. This usually involves simply adding our 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. Erika@FullCircleDFW.com. 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 class. 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 teams. 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 (469-261-2366). 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 diversity. “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 students. “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 added. “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 Applications: 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 art. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 1.888.STAR.YES (1.888.782.7937).
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