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http://www.FriscoCommunit y.com f you wish to be removed from The Frisco Community Newsletter list, please send us an email or visit the ite above. Established 2001 * Your Key To Community & now with 41,000 readers! RCH 7, 2011 – VOLUME 9, ISSUE 36 CONTACT US Dear Friends, Welcome to another exciting, informative issue of The Frisco Community Newsletter, now in our 9th year with 41,000 weekly readers. I started the newsletter when I was a member of the Frisco City Council as a comprehensive grass-roots initiative to let @FriscoCommunity people know what was going on in the city and for me to be able to communicate my @ErikaLafata thoughts about various issues. After being termed out after 6 years on council in May @MattLafata 2008, my wife Erika and I decided to still continue the weekly newsletter. We invite you to visit our website to find out how to submit your FREE community listing. Our readers are the key. This newsletter couldn’t happen without your eyes and ears letting us know what’s going on with your respective schools and organizations. We also want to make sure that we connect with you on as many levels as possible to Matt Lafata keep you informed of what’s going on in Frisco. Click here to see our Facebook, Erika Lafata LinkedIn and Twitter accounts and other contact information if you’d like to connect. Speaking of Facebook, we started a Facebook Page and would be so appreciative if you’d go here to “Like” our Page for The Frisco Community Newsletter and “Suggest to Friends” to your friends, too! Our Newsletter Sponsor this week is Adventure Bookshop. If you haven’t had a Matt Lafata chance to stop by you must do so soon! Nestled in an historic home on Main Street, Erika Lafata you will love the variety of paperback and hardbacks they offer for the whole family as well as the warm, personal touch by the owners – there’s nothing like it anywhere else OTHER LINKS in Frisco. They have two events coming up – this Saturday, they are co-sponsoring The Lafata Family's Website “Wild About Reading” along with Teacher’s Depot. Additionally, they are hosting an author book signing on November 13th with Patrecia K. Jackson-McCurdy, author of Erika’s Blog Where „Once Upon a Time‟ Began. More about both events below. Matt’s Blog The Puzzling World of HR Technology Be sure to read our Newsletter Spotlight interview with long-time Frisco business Blog owner Ken Andrews about his company, Precious Metals Exchange. We didn’t realize we were going to get such an education on why most people who turn in their gold and jewelry thinking they are getting a premium are really getting stiffed in most cases. You’ll not only hear about how his company really started the “Gold4Cash” craze 11 years ago, but also why this Frisco-based company is vastly different from others. Plus, all of you who need a fundraiser for your organizations: read through to hear how Ken has worked with Frisco area non-profit organizations on over 1500 successful fundraisers! If you haven’t done so yet, make sure you visit One 2 One Restaurant at Highway 121 and Legacy in Frisco behind Stonebriar Spa and Global Peace Factory Coffee House. This family-owned restaurant is the talk of the town and once you try it, you’ll be in the know! We absolutely love One 2 One and can’t wait for you to try it. Their cedar wrapped salmon is outstanding as well as their new tuna tartare appetizer – as is everything we’ve tried. Check it out this weekend! Also, if you’re a business owner, there are a few items in the newsletter that you may want to read about. First, make plans to attend the 2011 Business Planning Workshop scheduled for The Lafata family and The Frisco Thursday, December 9th with Rich Allen, Dennis Wagner & The ActionCOACH Community Newsletter would like to Team. Be one among over 150+ area business leaders committed to building a 2011 ongratulate the American League plan that will outline specific, weekly goals and actions. Erika attended last year and hampion Texas Rangers on a great went away with some great ideas and a renewed sense for the next year. eason. It was a lot of fun, a great ride Additionally, be sure to read about Frisco-based 360LifeByDesign.com. Their unique and something to build on for 2011. approach to maximizing a business’ ROI is effective when they introduce your business We’d also like to thank our friends at to their broad partner network in the Frisco and surrounding areas. Plus, non-profits One Source Virtual HR for their can list their organizations for FREE! The Frisco Community Newsletter is very excited generous hospitality in welcoming us to to be partnering with this innovative, local company. heir beautiful suite at the Rangers ballpark, where the above picture was Lastly, best of luck to Frisco’s own FC Dallas Major League Soccer (MLS) team as they aken. travel to Real Salt Lake Saturday night in the Western Conference Semifinals second leg. Speaking of sports, your Texas Tornado is in town for two games this Friday and This Frisco Community Newsletter is Saturday against New Mexico and next Friday and Saturday against Corpus Christi. Get designed to bring us all a little your tickets today at www.tornadohockey.com or call 972-335-9800. Don’t miss the loser together each week by coolest game around! providing coverage of different happenings in our community. We encourage you to visit our website to submit your community listing, inquire There are so many amazing things about advertising your business, check out the archives, and subscribe or n this newsletter, as there are unsubscribe to the newsletter. every week. Please SHARE this newsletter with all your friends and Have a blessed weekend! neighbors and encourage them to ign up to receive it themselves. They’ll greatly appreciate you for it, as no citizen should be without this mportant information at their ingertips. f there are non-profit community vents, people or groups you want to ecognize, fundraising events, or any newsworthy items you would like to see Erika and Matt Lafata added and shared with more than forty The Frisco Community Newsletter housand residents and businesses in Your Key To Community Since 2001 risco and the surrounding areas, please end us an email and we’ll consider ncluding it. f you received this from somebody else and would like to be added to he list, just send me an email. Your email address will never be sold, NEWSLETTER SPONSOR – Adventure Bookshop Author Signing: ented, or given to anybody else for any reason, as your privacy is of the utmost importance to us. All newsletters can also be found on our newsletter web site. Quotes of the Week: Where „Once Upon a Time‟ Began Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on after others have let go. A person can succeed at almost anything for which they have unlimited nthusiasm." - Charles M. Schwab Be a witness, not a judge. Focus on ourself, not on others. Listen to your heart, not to the crowd.” NEWSLETTER SPONSOR – You’re invited to attend a book signing for author: Adventure Bookshop Author Signing: 3 Patrecia K. Jackson-McCurdy NEWSLETTER SPOTLIGHT – Saturday, November 13th ** Adventure Bookshop, 7080 Main Street, Frisco Precious Metals Exchange in Frisco: Please join Patrecia for this special event and invite a friend! 4 If you already have a copy of: Where „Once Upon a Time‟ Began, UPDATED - One 2 One Restaurant & Bar 5 Buy one for a friend – this book makes a great gift! NEW – A Message from Rich Allen, We hope to see you there! Dennis Wagner & The For more information, please email author ActionCOACH Team: 6 Can‟t make the event? Click here to visit our online bookstore to get a copy! NEW – Attention Local Business For more information about Frisco‟s Adventure Bookshop, visit their website. Owners: GET CONNECTED! 6 UPDATED - Night of Dreams Gala Benefiting Orphan Angel International Foundation is THIS Saturday: 7 NEW – Wild About Reading – NEWSLETTER SPOTLIGHT – Precious Metals Exchange in Frisco: presented by Adventure Bookshop and Teacher’s Depot: 7 NEW – Texas Tornado Fight Against Childhood Cancer: 8 DeBonair Custom Cleaning of Frisco – Special 5 Year Anniversary Offer: 9 NEW – Women Enhancing Business (WEB) Bazaar THIS Tuesday: 10 We hope you enjoy our interview with long-time Frisco business owner Ken Andrews Golden Pride Booster Club Fall about his company, Precious Metals Exchange on West Main Street. We didn‟t Bazaar: 10 realize we were going to get such an education on why most people who turn in their gold and jewelry thinking they are getting a premium are really getting stiffed in most NEW - Frisco School of Music cases. Please read this Spotlight and you‟ll see not only that his company really started FREE Concert: 11 the “Gold4Cash” craze 11 years ago, but also why his company is vastly different from others. Plus, all of you who need a fundraiser for your organizations: read through to Chunk Your Junk: 11 hear how Ken has worked with Frisco area organizations on over 1500 successful fundraisers! Upcoming Frisco Area Republican Women Meeting: 11 NEW – Texas Business Women of THE FRISCO COMMUNITY NEWSLETTER: Ken, please tell our newsletter Frisco December Meeting – A Spa readers about the history of Precious Metals Exchange. Party: 12 KEN ANDREWS: Precious Metals Exchange (PME) was formed earlier this year as an NEW – Friends of the Frisco Library offshoot to our affiliate group of companies. I’d been thinking of starting this company for more than 11 years now. As my design team and I broke away from the affiliate Week – Celebrating 20 Years: 12 group, now seemed the perfect opportunity to make it a reality for the public. DBU Hosts Free Information PME is a company dedicated to the public, and stands entirely for the public’s benefit. Session: 13 As one of the largest ACTUAL jewelry manufacturers for the last 25 years, we (while part of the affiliation earlier) were one of the first companies 11 years ago to start the NEW - The Real Estate Investor Tip whole "Cash4Gold" idea as well as the home parties you hear about today. Gold was of the Week: 13 only $360 an oz. but we had so many clients come in saying they sold their jewelry at the only place you could back then (mostly Pawn Shops and some of the Gold and Flu vaccines for adults now Silver resellers) and were only given 30% value on the items. available; children’s doses to arrive later: 14 We finally had enough of it seeing people only get 30% value of their items and decided to would spearhead the public’s ability to sell un-needed materials for 85% Will’s Run, 5K and Family Fun market value. We needed the materials to smelt and recast into jewelry anyway, so it Run: 14 made perfect sense and aided the public at the same time. Kidz World Mother’s Day Out We want the entire Nation to know that they DO NOT have to settle and get only 30- Annual Craft Bazaar: 14 70% of market value. They CAN get 85-90% with the Precious Metals Exchange here in Frisco. Plus, they CAN: Registration Officially Open for all Receive 100% book value on coins Have custom Jewelry made for 1/3 retail price Sports in Winter Games of Texas: 15 Have antiques valued and be given advice on where to sell it for the highest dollar possible NEW – CTE Students Selected to Have a place to put 100% free consignment high-end jewelry Work with Chef Guy Fieri 15 Get extremely inexpensive repairs done NEW – October FISD Student Rotary Honorees: 15 TFCN: What interesting trivia that you really started the “Cash4Gold” idea all NEW – Frisco Reads Attendance those years ago! What recent changes have you seen in the gold marketplace Breaks Records: 16 that directly affects customers here in Frisco? NEW - Segments of Custer Road (click here to continue reading the interview and how Precious Metals Exchange can North of Stonebridge Drive Closed help your non-profit group!) For Five Days Beginning November 7: 17 NEW - WWII Veterans Honored As Grand Marshals At Frisco UPDATED - One 2 One Restaurant & Bar Community Parade To Be Held November 13; Registration Deadline November 9: 18 NEW - 10th Annual Gingerbread House Contest: 19 NEW - Blood Lead Testing Now Available for Residents of Frisco: 19 NEW - Five Tornado selected to NAHL Top Prospects: 20 One 2 One Restaurant and Bar is located in Stonebriar Commons, an upscale and NEW – Frisco RoughRiders 2011 dynamic area at the corner of state Hwy 121 and Legacy Drive in Frisco serves varied American Classics some with new twists, in a comfortable, friendly atmosphere under Anthem Auditions: 20 the watchful eye of Chef Jeff Moschetti. Chef Moschetti was an executive chef with Stephan Pyles and most recently, he was executive chef at the Warwick Melrose Hotel. NEW - Thanksgiving Canned Food He also spent time early in his career at Hotel Crescent Court in Dallas. Drive at Legacy ER: Give Thanks! Donate! 21 Family owned and operated, the owners have designed and built this concept as a family and with the help of close friends. Every aspect of their atmosphere and their NEW - It’s a Santa Celebration! American Cuisine is a reflection of their love for culinary excellence and desire to build Stonebriar Centre welcomes Santa a place that will bring family and friends together. Claus with a Watch Party on One2One has been designed to offer everyone just what they are looking for, whether Saturday, November 13: 22 it be a fun and hip place to relax and unwind in their lounge or on the patio; a quiet intimate dinner in their wine room; a gathering place for family and friends to enjoy UPDATED - Frisco Police Blotter: unbeatable cuisine in their open kitchen dining area; or a gathering of ten to eighty 23 friends or business associates in one of their private dining areas. NEW - LANDSCAPE For hours of operation, visit their website. DESIGN/DETAIL (Early November) ** NOW OPEN FOR LUNCH ON SATURDAYS ** 23 Enjoy Frisco’s cooler weather on the patio with $2.00 Margaritas (with purchase of NEW – The County Line…by Collin lunch entrée.) County Commissioner Joe Jaynes: 24 Reservations are always available through OpenTable.com. 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 NEW – A Message from Rich Allen, Dennis Wagner & The ActionCOACH Team: events), Erika handles the business ommercial opportunities, including he Sponsorship and Spotlight eatures as well as other marketing equests. We pride ourselves in not being a Wow...November already! Many business leaders would like to forget 2010 and put it rig business directory” but rather a place where YOUR business can be like you? So what will you do differently in 2011 to get different results? howcased and not dwarfed with an overflow of advertising from your Here's a suggestion...Make plans to attend our 2011 Business Planning Workshop schedu ompetitors. Your business will SHINE in this newsletter! December 9th. Be one among over 150+ area business leaders committed to building a outline specific, weekly goals and actions. Why not make 2011 your best year ever? She You can find an overview and media rock-solid business plan will help get you the results you're after! kit of the newsletter here Don't go into 2011 hoping that the economy will improve and business will just get bette strategy. Take Action! Register online at tourdeprofit.com or simply give us a call if you The Frisco Community Newsletter Staff and Contributors Best wishes, Matt Lafata – Founder – 214-336-3355 Rich Allen, Dennis Wagner & The ActionCOACH Team Erika Lafata – Sales and Marketing 214-758-7580 (w) Director–214-636-6614 469-519-0310 (f) Kaleigh Lafata – Junior Reporter for the Business Performance Center Texas Tornado Hockey Team 2401 Internet Blvd, Suite 103 Frisco, TX 75034 Glenn Kopanski – Landscape Design This Day in History – November 4, 1956: Soviets put brutal end to Hungarian Revolution NEW – Attention Local Business Owners: GET CONNECTED! rom the History Channel… A spontaneous national uprising that began 12 days before in Hungary is iciously crushed by Soviet tanks and roops on this day in 1956. Thousands were killed and wounded and nearly a quarter-million Hungarians fled the ountry. The problems in Hungary began in 360LifeByDesign.com is a Frisco-based company and serves as an essential tool to the October 1956, when thousands of marketplace and assists buyers throughout the purchasing process. This site provides a protesters took to the streets well rounded research process in one easy step. Decision makers now have the demanding a more democratic political guidance they want every step of the way, and clients have immediate access to a ystem and freedom from Soviet number of local Business Partners who provide the product or service they desire. For oppression. In response, Communist the Business Partner, this allows for streamlining the purchasing process of potential Party officials appointed Imre Nagy, a clients, providing: ormer premier who had been dismissed rom the party for his criticisms of Low Cost Acquisition + High Conversions = Strong ROI Stalinist policies, as the new premier. Nagy tried to restore peace and asked 360LifeByDesign.com streamlines the users’ experience through daily marketing he Soviets to withdraw their troops. campaigns which are executed to drive targeted traffic to the 360 site, using the latest The Soviets did so, but Nagy then tried News, Jobs, Business Listings, Promotions, Calendar Events, Articles, Classifieds, o push the Hungarian revolt forward by Whitepapers, Webinars, Training, Podcast/Videos, Industry Tips and Tools. abolishing one-party rule. He also announced that Hungary was Being in the top position of each category gets you listed in the 360 Life By Design withdrawing from the Warsaw Pact (the magazine, and positions you to capitalize on an exclusive turn-key lead generation Soviet bloc's equivalent of NATO). system. On November 4, 1956, Soviet tanks Additionally, non-profits can list their information for FREE as well. olled into Budapest to crush, once and or all, the national uprising. Vicious Call Rebecca today for details at 972-809-0115 or by email. treet fighting broke out, but the Soviets' great power ensured victory. At 5:20 a.m., Hungarian Prime Minister mre Nagy announced the invasion to he nation in a grim, 35-second broadcast, declaring: "Our troops are UPDATED - Night of Dreams Gala Benefiting Orphan Angel ighting. The Government is in place." International Foundation is THIS Saturday: Within hours, though, Nagy sought asylum at the Yugoslav Embassy in Budapest. He was captured shortly Night of Dreams Gala benefiting the Orphan Angel International Foundation will be held hereafter and executed two years later. THIS Saturday, November 6, 2010 at the Westin Stonebriar Resort in Frisco. Recently Nagy’s former colleague and imminent founded by Dallas area “Adoptive Dads” who have compassionately adopted children eplacement, János Kádár, who had from Eastern Europe, the Orphan Angel Foundation is a nonprofit organization designed been flown secretly from Moscow to the to bring hope and relief to orphan children around the world through humanitarian aid ity of Szolnok, 60 miles southeast of and orphan hosting programs. The fundraising gala includes a seated dinner, live and he capital, prepared to take power with silent auction, live entertainment and dancing. Moscow's backing. With more than 143 million orphan children around the world, many have no little hope The Soviet action stunned many people of being adopted or even a future. Most are expelled from state run orphanages at age n the West. Soviet leader Nikita 16 to fend for themselves which often results in prostitution, crime and suicide. The Khrushchev had pledged a retreat from “founding Fathers” of Orphan Angel International Foundation were haunted by the he Stalinist policies and repression of countless children they could not adopt who begged “take me too.” The Night of he past, but the violent actions in Dreams Gala will provide the necessary funding to implement programs including Budapest suggested otherwise. An Orphan Camps in the Dallas/Ft Worth area and bring hope to orphaned children. stimated 2,500 Hungarians died and www.OAIF.org 200,000 more fled as refugees. Sporadic armed resistance, strikes and mass DATE: Saturday, November 6, 2010 arrests continued for months thereafter, TIME: 7 p.m. ausing substantial economic disruption. LOCATION: Westin Stonebriar 1549 Legacy Drive Frisco, Texas 75034 naction on the part of the United States angered and frustrated many INFORMATION AND RESERVATIONS: www.OAIF.org or call 214-507-3564 Hungarians. Voice of America radio broadcasts and speeches by President DETAILS: Black tie, seated dinner, silent and live auction, live entertainment and Dwight D. Eisenhower and Secretary of dancing State John Foster Dulles had recently uggested that the United States CHAIRS: Larry & Martha Hansard upported the "liberation" of "captive peoples" in communist nations. Yet, as EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE: Richard & Adrienne Beauchamp, Joanne Kersten, Steve & Soviet tanks bore down on the Maureen Ellis, Bryan & Jennifer Harveston, Mary Hatcher, Rick Jarrell, Dow Monier, protesters, the United States did nothing Annette Pipes, Ted & Allison Wachendorfer,and Stacy Zonis beyond issuing public statements of ympathy for their plight. ORPHAN ANGEL INTERNATIONAL FOUNDATION (OAIF) is a non-profit organization that provides relief to orphan children around the world. OAIF provides relief by raising funds to provide humanitarian aid and sponsoring orphan hosting programs. Orphan For advertising opportunities, hosting programs allow children to visit the U.S. for several weeks to experience life please contact Erika at and culture outside the orphanage environment and provide them a potential Erika.Lafata@FriscoCommunity.com opportunity to become acquainted with adoptive families. www.OAIF.org or visit www.FriscoCommunity.com All the opinions, endorsements or ecommendations in this newsletter are mine and Erika’s alone and they do not NEW – Wild About Reading – presented by Adventure Bookshop and necessarily reflect the opinions or iews of any organization or group with Teacher’s Depot: 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 videnced of how I may act as a member of any organization or group. nclusion of news, events and other information in this newsletter does not imply an endorsement; it merely erves as my effort to be of service to he readers. All About Frisco Clubs, Groups and Organizations in and around Frisco: risco is home to a very diverse and numerous set of clubs, groups and organizations. If your group or organization is missing, and you would ke to get it listed, please send us an mail so we can list it and continue to maintain the most comprehensive list available. AARP – 972-335-2478 NEW – Texas Tornado Fight Against Childhood Cancer: Adopt A Pet – 972-668-4311 Al-Anon Family Groups For Friends and The Texas Tornado Hockey team, in cooperation with Children’s Medical Center, have amilies of Alcoholics – 214-363-0461 teamed up for the Fight Against Childhood Cancer weekend. During the Texas Tornado home games against the New Mexico Mustangs this Friday, November 5th and Alcoholics Anonymous -- Frisco Chapter Saturday, November 6th at 7:30pm at the Dr Pepper Arena in Frisco, the Tornado will – 214-394-0130 be wearing specially designed jerseys to commemorate the weekend of awareness. Following the game on Saturday night, the Tornado will host an auction for the public Alcoholics Anonymous Frisco Group – for the game worn jerseys by each player. A portion of the proceeds from the weekend 972.708.5086 sale of merchandise, sponsorship, tickets and the auction of the game worn jerseys will benefit the not-for-profit organization. Allen-Frisco-Plano Autism Spectrum Parent Group Each Texas Tornado player has been paired with a child battling cancer and pending their treatment schedule each child will attend the games with their family. That child’s name will be listed on the bottom of each jersey, below the player’s number. Each American Cancer Society of Collin child will also receive a jersey from the Tornado commemorating the event and County – 214-819-1221 honoring their courage. “Playing for a great cause like this in front of our fans when we are playing so well will make this event all the more worthwhile,” said Texas Tornado American Legion Post 178 Head Coach Tony Curtale. “Childhood cancer is a disease that needs to be kept in the forefront of everyone’s mind and we hope we can create some awareness and provide American Red Cross of North Texas – the kids with an experience that will put a smile on their face.” Tickets for the game 972-542-5642 and live auction are still available and can be purchased online or by calling the Tornado office at 972-335-9800. Angel Food Ministries – 214-282-5576 Children's Medical Center is private, not-for-profit, and is one of the largest pediatric healthcare providers in the nation. As the only academic healthcare facility in North AroundTown Kids Texas dedicated exclusively to the comprehensive care of children from birth to age 18, Children's provides patient care ranging from simple eye exams to specialized Arts of Collin County treatment in areas such as heart disease, hematology-oncology and cystic fibrosis. In addition, Children's is a major pediatric kidney, liver, intestine, heart and bone marrow transplant center. As the primary pediatric teaching facility for The University of Texas Association of Frisco Retired School Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, the medical staff at Children's conducts Personnel – 972-335-3040 research that is instrumental in developing treatments, therapies, and greater understanding of pediatric diseases. Boy Scouts of America – 214-902-6754 Boys and Girls Club C.A.K.E. – Crimes Against Kids DeBonair Custom Cleaning of Frisco – Special 5 Year Anniversary Eliminated! Inc. – 972-955-1629 Offer: CASA of Collin County – 972-529-2272 Official Partner of the Cleaning for a Reason Foundation, the non-profit providing free, Celebrate Recovery – 214-282-5576 professional house cleaning services for women undergoing treatment of cancer Centennial Touchdown Club (Centennial High School Football) Chamber of Commerce Christian Community Action – 972-436- 4357 Chronic Hugs: Chronic Pain Support Group – 214-726-9060 City of Frisco – 972-292-5000 DeBonair Cleaning makes mommies happier, provides peace of mind and more family time. Take advantage of our 5 Year anniversary and save $105.00 on an initial Codependents Anonymous Men's Group deep clean! of Frisco – 214-883-0762 We have a fantastic team that will come to your home and literally spend hours Collin County – 972-424-1460 cleaning everything on our checklist until everything is perfect and sparkling clean. Then, it is our job to maintain that cleanliness on a weekly, bi-monthly or monthly Collin County Association of Realtors – basis for you. Prices are based upon square footage. 214-618-3800 THE DEBONAIR DIFFERENCE Collin County Central Appraisal District You will immediately sense a difference in the level of customer service you will receive from DeBonair. The owner, Debbie Viverito, and all cleaning associates speak and Collin County Community College write in English. You will be able to successfully communicate with all associates. Collin County Community College DeBonair Checklist makes certain we conduct a thorough cleaning job each and every Education Foundation visit. We leave a copy of our checklist for your review after each cleaning. We also follow up to make sure you are a satisfied client. You may view our checklist here. Collin County Connection – 214-544- 0666 DeBonair is insured and bonded for your protection. If something is broken or damaged in your home, you can feel comfortable knowing that DeBonair stands behind our work. Collin County Early Childhood PTA – 972-712-3634 We recruit top notch cleaning associates to clean client homes. Most cleaning associates are home owners themselves, so they know the importance of keeping a Collin County Event Professionals – 214- home clean and taking care of the items within your home. Our recruiting niche has 542-1317 been stay at home moms wanting part time work. It’s a perfect match for our clients. Collin County Gay and Lesbian Alliance – DeBonair uses Shaklee Get Clean products. We care about our environment and the 214-521-5342 supplies used by our associates and in your home. You can trust that we use products that are safe and effective for all of your surfaces. Collin County Genealogy Association – 972-231-4190 How do you get started? Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call Debbie Viverito at 214-886-2588 for an estimate. Estimates are based upon your square footage. Debbie will schedule time to come and visit with you in your home and Collin County Republican Party learn more about your specific needs. More info can be found on the DeBonair website. Collin County Songwriters Association Dallas Athletic Rugby Club DeBonair Cleaning Associate of the Month Daughters of the American Revolution – At DeBonair, we realize that the key to happy clients and getting the job 972-307-5906 done is a happy staff of associates. That's way at DeBonair we recognize the associate with the most positive client feed back in the month with Democratic Party of Collin County the DeBonair Cleaning Associate of the Month award. October's winner was Margarita Rampone. So congratulations to Margarita on a job well done. The next winner will be announced at the end of the month, so if your Denton County associate is the best, be sure to let us know. Denton County Central Appraisal District Downtown Advisory Board – 972-292- 5108 Downtown Merchants Association – 972- 292-5108 NEW – Women Enhancing Business (WEB) Bazaar THIS Tuesday: amilyWatchdog.com The women's committee of the Frisco Chamber of Commerce, WEB is hosting a fabulous bazaar networking event on Tuesday, 11/9 from 5:30 to 7:30. C Dallas Tuesday, November 9th ** WEB Bazaar ** 10 Vendor tables of gift ideas! risco A&M Club – 972-897-7765 Great catering by Cater 10. Chance to network for many women in relaxed setting! risco American Business Women’s Association (ABWA) Event begins at 5:30 and runs to 7:30. We will have food and wine, games, shopping, fabulous door prizes and card exchange! risco Al-Anon Family Group – 972-978- 8757 Shop early for Christmas or just get to know some really special ladies! Table sponsors include: risco-Allen Texas Area Alumnae Panhellenic Natalie Paparella, Mary Kay Kathy Erickson, Engraved to Perfection risco Aquatics Swim Team Mary Dowling, Dowling & Associates Michelle Reed, Valencia Day Spa and her personal side business risco Area Children’s Theater – 972- Lynne Timm, MetLife 377-2675 Linda Martin, G’day!, Pet Care Samantha Reyes, Swypit risco Area Republican Women Dianna Stennett, Discovery Toys Phyllis Knowles, Frisco Cares risco Association For the Arts Where: Frisco Chamber of Commerce, event room, 6843 Main Street. For more information, contact Angela Reed. risco Athletic Network risco Bar Association risco Baseball/Softball Organization – 972-712-2288 Golden Pride Booster Club Fall Bazaar: risco Business and Professional Women – 972-377-0335 Greetings Crafters, Local Businesses, Artists and Vendors: mark your calendars for November 6, 2010 from 9am-4pm for The Golden Pride Booster Club Holiday Bazaar at risco Cares – 214-705-8200 Heritage High School. The Holiday Bazaar is held at Heritage High School in Frisco, Texas. This event is held to raise funds for our school's dance team known as the risco Chamber of Commerce Golden Pride Dancers. Our bazaar will have arts and crafts, local businesses, concessions, silent auction, a raffle, bake sale and many other fun activities. Our risco Chorale – 972-335-4380 x104 bazaar committee has been working very hard to make this the best show that you will participate/attend this year! We know how important is it to have great vendors and to risco Citizens on Patrol (C.O.P.s) advertise, advertise and advertise!! We will also have volunteers to help the vendors load and unload from their vehicles during set-up and breakdown, as well as during the risco Community Band – 972-668-5315 show. We are still accepting applications. Please visit our website at www.goldenpridedancers.com. risco Community Theatre – 972-370- 2266 risco Convention and Visitors Bureau riscoCoupon.com NEW - Frisco School of Music FREE Concert: risco Cycling Club The Frisco School of Music is holding a FREE Concert November 13th. risco Democratic Party Come and support young talent in Frisco and enjoy this Free family-friendly concert! Three shows 2:00pm, 3:30pm and 5:00pm. risco Dog Park The Frisco School of Music is located at 9255 Preston Road in Frisco. Please call risco Ducks Unlimited – 972-712-5049 214.436.4058 or email Chris Duncan for more information. risco Economic Development Corporation – 972-292-5150 risco Education Foundation – 469-633- 6860 risco Family Services Center – 972- 335-9495 Chunk Your Junk: risco Family YMCA – 972-335-3222 Saturday, November 6 from 8 a.m. – noon at 6616 Walnut St. risco Fire Department – 972-335-5525 Frisco residents, the city’s Environmental Services division has the perfect opportunity risco Football League – 972-712-0558 for you safely dispose of items cluttering up your home or garage. The fall Chunk Your Junk event will be held on Saturday, November 6. risco Garden Club – 972-335-3812 Entry will be from southbound First Street only. Other entries will be closed. For directions to the facility, call 972-292-5900 or go to FriscoTexas.gov/recycle. risco Gymnastics Center – 972-377- 3137 For more information, please contact John Evans at JEvans@FriscoTexas.gov or call 972-292-6508. risco Housing Authority risco Humane Society – 972-498-8980 risco Independent School District – 469-633-6000 Upcoming Frisco Area Republican Women Meeting: risco Kiwanis Club Tuesday, Nov 9 at Stonebriar Country Club, 5050 Country Club Lane, Frisco risco Lacrosse Association Lunch at 11:30am; Program at Noon risco Lion’s Club – 972-335-2487 Featuring Guest Speaker George Purefoy, Frisco City Manager Meeting costs for all is $15 which includes buffet lunch, drink & tip risco Music Teachers Association WE WELCOME BOTH MEN AND WOMEN TO ALL FARW EVENTS! risco Neighborhood Watch Visit our web site at www.FARW.org for membership and meeting dates. risco Pack 142 risco Parents of Multiples risco Police Department – 972-292- 6000 NEW – Texas Business Women of Frisco December Meeting – A Spa risco Police Officers’ Wives Association Party: risco Post Office – 972-335-7453 Come celebrate the coming holidays with the Texas Business Women of Frisco’s Annual SPA Party on Thursday December 2nd. The fabulous Hollywood Nails & Spa in Frisco risco Pride will pamper and relax us with their incredible services. risco Public Library Hollywood Nails & Spa offers a complete menu of services from nail treatments to massages and facials. As a tradition for our holiday party, instead of a gift exchange, risco Quilt Guild please bring a small stuffed animal or two. We contribute the stuffed animals to Centennial Medical Center to offer some comfort to children entering the emergency room. risco Republican Men’s Club To reserve your service and time, please call Hollywood Nails at 469-362-8660. Be risco Republicans – 972-335-9176 sure to mention that this is for the TBW of Frisco Spa Party to ensure your special Spa Party Pricing! Hollywood Nails & Spa is located at 9166 Gaylord Parkway, Frisco. risco Residents of Color The fee is $15 and includes light hors-d'oeuvres and champagne. Cash and checks will be accepted at the door or pre-pay online at www.tbwfriscofrisco.com risco Rotary Club – 972-701-2801 Reservations are required. Please email Jenny Phung at email@example.com or call risco RoughRiders 972- 731-0165 to make a reservation or for more information. Guests are always welcome. risco Soccer Association – 972-712- 4625 Texas Business Women (TBW) is a state wide organization of women helping women through education, support and advocacy. What makes the TBW stand out is the risco Square learning from speakers every month. If you have limited time to give to yourself, you owe it to your personal growth to maximize every hour of every meeting. At TBW meetings you will learn something new, you will meet someone in a different risco Sunrise Rotary profession, you will have time to make a new friend, make a connection to get some need met personally or professionally, and have some fun. Visit www.tbwfrisco.com for risco Swim Team more information. risco Thunder Professional Football risco Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #8273 – 972-712-5611 NEW – Friends of the Frisco Library Week – Celebrating 20 Years: risco Women’s League – 972-712-8890 risco/Plano Christian Women’s Club – Celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the Friends of the Frisco Library during Friends 972-668-4464 Week, from November 14th through the 19th. risco Youth Volleyball Leagues Visit it the Book Nook (near the first floor entrance to the Library) during our celebration week and enter to win one of four stacks of books-- a Kid-Kaboodle, a Tween-Tower, a Mountain of Mystery and Romance Rendezvous, that have been Hall Office Park selected from among donated books. Drop an entry form into the jar (near each stack), winners will be drawn on Friday, November 19th at noon. You need not be Heritage Association of Frisco – 972- present to win. 292-5657 Free Commemorative Anniversary Bookmarks will be given out at the Borrow and Heroes for Children – 214-256-5824 Return Counter during the week-long celebration. Anniversary Cake will be served on Friday, November 19th at 11:30. Stop by the main nside Collin County Business entrance to the Library, to enjoy a sweet treat. KittiCo Cat Rescue – 214-826-6903 Join Us! The Friends of the Frisco Public Library invite you to join us in volunteering time and talents to help strengthen and enhance library services for students and abrador Retriever Rescue of North community patrons. Your membership donation helps us be a Friend of the Frisco Public Texas Library. Applications are available throughout the library and in the Book Nook. egacy Christian Academy When you become a Friend at the Madison Guild Level ($50.00), you will receive a Reading Journal to help keep track of books you'd like to read, books you've enjoyed ewisville Independent School District and notes about them. You'll be able to share your memories of your favorites with friends who need a lift, comfort, or just a good vacation read. Meals on Wheels – 972-562-6996 For more information, contact Judy Clark. Miracle League of Frisco MOMS Club of Frisco – East Central Chapter – 972-712-1789 MOMS Club of Frisco – South Chapter – DBU Hosts Free Information Session: 214-336-8001 MOMS Club of Frisco – SE Chapter – On Wednesday, November 17, at 5:45 p.m. Dallas Baptist University will host a free 214-227-2418 Information Session. The Information Session will involve a discussion on DBUs masters and bachelors degrees. You can earn an entire bachelors degree in MOMS Club of Frisco – SW Chapter – Communication, Psychology, Business Administration, and Management, as well as, a 469-384-8002 Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Arts in Management, Master of Education, Master of Education in School Counseling, Master of Arts in Counseling, and Master of Arts in Christian Education at DBU Frisco. The information session will be held MOMS Club of Frisco – West Central at DBU Frisco at the corner of Warren and Internet in Hall Office Park (3211 Internet Chapter Blvd, Suite 100, Frisco, TX 75034). If you have any questions or would like to reserve a seat please contact DBU Frisco at (214) 333-5777 or firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also MOMS Club of Frisco – West Chapter – go to the following link: http://www3.dbu.edu/frisco/infosessions.asp. 214-504-9223 MomsOutLoud.com Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) – 972- 668-7458 NEW - The Real Estate Investor Tip of the Week: National Alliance on Mental Illness of Collin County – 214-509-0085 Newcomer Friends of Greater Plano North Collin County Habitat for Humanity ReStore – 972-548-9112 North Dallas Newcomers and Friends North Texas Tollway Authority – 214- 461-2000 OU Club of Collin County – 972-797- 9708 Submitted by: Zeke Zucaro What do you do when you best Isn’t good enough? Overeaters Anonymous – 972-832-5263 Sometimes your best is not enough to get the mission done. If that is the case what Play Pals – 972-839-0312 do you do? You Must Do What Is Required! PRAYERville – Women’s Prayer Ministry In order to do that you may have to up your game. The human body and spirit is indomitable, the limits of which most of us have never been pushed to or been forced Prosper Independent School District to explore. Senior Center at Frisco Square – 972- When faced with incredible odds and impossible requirements it is in our nature to buck 292-6550 up and deliver. Do not shrink from great works and responsibilities; they often yield SPCA of Texas – 972-562-7387 great rewards. Speak Up – Frisco Toastmasters Group – In today’s soft society it has become all too easy to give up instead of put up. Push 972-881-9989 yourself. Trust you are made of the right stuff. Allow yourself to fail forward, but continue forward you must. Stonewall Democrats of Collin County Get Harder, Get Smarter, Get Faster, Get Going and by all means: Texas Democratic Women of Collin Get off the Couch and Buy A HOUSE! County Zeke Zucaro is Full Time Real Estate Entrepreneur and National Speaker and Trainer on Texas Tornado Hockey Real Estate Investing. You can see more of Zeke at www.megazee.com and email Zeke at email@example.com. TheParentHive.com Toastmasters Club of Frisco – 972-712- 4611 Visual Arts Guild of Frisco Flu vaccines for adults now available; children’s doses to arrive later: Volunteer Center of North Texas Collin County Health Care is offering flu shots for adults. Flu vaccinations for adults are Voter Registration Information – Collin available Monday through Friday from 7:30-11 a.m., and from 1–4 p.m., at the County county’s immunization clinic, 825 N. McDonald St., in McKinney. Medicare Part B is accepted, and health officials remind patients to bring Medicare Voter Registration Information – Denton cards to the clinic. For those who do not have Medicare Part B, the cost for the adult County vaccine is $20. Cash and checks are accepted. Please wear short sleeves if possible. Vaccinations for children will be available later. Women Encouraging Business – 972- 335-9522 For more information on flu, please log on to www.collincountytx.gov and type “Influenza information” into the search box. Word of Mouth Productions WOVI-Frisco: Women of Visionary nfluence – 469-252-4528 Young Life Frisco – 972-424-6339 Will’s Run, 5K and Family Fun Run: Will Steele, a resident of Frisco was recently diagnosed with Desmoplastic Small Round Cell Tumor Cancer and the prognosis is poor. There has only been one documented survivor of this disease in the past 15 years. Will is 33 years old and has 3 young Churches and other Places of children all under the age of 7. Please support Will and his family on November 13th at Worship in and around Frisco Will's Run. This is a 5K and Family Fun run put on by friends of the Steele's to help raise funds for their medical and living expenses. You can register or make a donation One of the wonderful things about Frisco for the run at www.willsrun.com. s the many diverse religions you can ind. If your Church is not listed, please ontact us so we can list it and continue o maintain the most comprehensive list available. Kidz World Mother’s Day Out Annual Craft Bazaar: Apostolic Temple – 972-712-5673 Alter Church of Frisco – 214-733-3069 Kidz World is a non-profit Mother's Day Out program out of Fellowship of Frisco and are holding their annual Craft Bazaar fundraiser on Thursday, November 11th from 9- 2:30pm. Many vendors are stay at home local Moms who have their own fledgling Assembly of God Cornerstone businesses and some already established. For more information, please contact Nish Community Church – 972-335-4704 Parham. C3 TrueNORTH Church – 469-287-5063 Celebration Covenant – 214-387-9833 Central Christian Church – 972-377- 2608 Registration Officially Open for all Sports in Winter Games of Texas: Church of God in Christ – 972-377-3649 The Winter Games of Texas doesn’t happen until January 14-16, 2011, but athletes of all ages and skill levels from amateur, to recreational, to Olympic hopefuls can sign up Church of Living Stones – 972-335-3499 now to participate in the games. Community Christian Fellowship – 469- The 6th anniversary of the largest multi-sport event in North Texas will draw an 252-0583 estimated 4,300 athletes and 17,000 spectators next year. The wide variety of sports at this annual event includes swimming, fencing, basketball, flag football, gymnastics, soccer, bowling, table tennis, wrestling, figure skating, ice hockey, taekwondo and Compass Christian Church – 972-335- volleyball at venues all around Frisco and will generate an estimated $2.75 million 7546 dollars for the area. Cornerstone Baptist Church – 972-335- The Winter Games of Texas was created as companion to the Summer Games of Texas 1974 by the Texas Amateur Athletic Federation, the Frisco Convention & Visitors Bureau and the Frisco Parks and Recreation Department. For more info on how to register, become Cornerstone Christian Reformed Church a sponsor or volunteer visit www.taaf.com or call 1-800-GoFrisco (463-7472). – 469-362-7844 ABOUT TAAF: Cornerstone Community Assembly – The Texas Amateur Athletic Federation (TAAF) is a non-profit organization established 972-335-4704 in 1925 to promote and organize amateur athletics in the State of Texas. The members of TAAF are primarily comprised of Parks & Recreation Departments, individuals and organizations who contribute time, energy and effort in this endeavor. TAAF offers Cornerstone Community Church – 972- athletic competitions for individuals as well as for teams. 335-4704 ABOUT THE FRISCO CVB: Crossroads Community Church – 972- Founded in 2003, the Frisco, Texas, CVB has grown in tandem with the extensive 712-0582 growth of leisure travel, sports, and meeting facilities in the area. It’s our mission to generate a positive awareness of Frisco as a premiere destination for meetings, Crosswalk Community Church sporting events, conventions, trade shows, and leisure travel and to positively impact the economic base of the City of Frisco. For more information, visit our website visitfrisco.com or call 877-GO-FRISCO Destiny’s Place Ministries – 972-712- 1130 aithbridge Presbyterian – 972-377- 9560 NEW – CTE Students Selected to Work with Chef Guy Fieri ellowship of Frisco – 972-335-1700 irst Baptist Church of Frisco – 972-335- Two FISD culinary arts students, Sophie Schaeffer and Mason Rougk, have been 9830 selected to be student assistants of Chef Guy Fieri on Friday, November 5, at Northeast Mall in Hurst. irst Pentecostal Church – 972-292- Fieri will be making his first department store appearance at Dillard’s, introducing his 3174 new line of kitchen knives and preparing his Hong Kong Noodle recipe. irst United Methodist – 972-335-4380 The FISD students, who attend culinary classes at the Career and Technical Education Center, are part of the Texas Restaurant Association’s ProStart team. Fieri has worked our Corners Church – 972-867-3000 with the ProStart program before and is known for encouraging future chefs. risco Bible Church – 972-335-8150 risco Church of Christ – 972-335-2118 NEW – October FISD Student Rotary Honorees: risco Community Bible Church – 469- 362-5588 Each month the Frisco Rotary Club that meets at noon honors outstanding Frisco ISD risco Community Fellowship – 972- seniors for their accomplishments and achievements. 668-3696 On Thursday, October 28, Rotarians recognized Centennial High students Blake Harrell risco Masjid – 972-898-8691 and Shivani Torres. Harrell, son of Jene and Julie Harrell, is a National Honor Society member and the risco Trails Fellowship Bible Church – varsity Baseball captain. He has held office in Fellowship of Christian Athletes and been 972-731-5999 active in Mu Alpha Theta, the Science Club and the Interact Club. Genesis Metro – 469-450-6277 His awards include: 9-4A 1st Team Academic All District; 9-4A 2nd Team All-District Pitcher; CHS Cowboy Up/MVP Award; Academic All Star; and being voted Class Favorite Grace Avenue United Methodist – 972- in 2008-2009. 335-2882 Harrell has participated in the Gary Burns Fun Run for five Years, the Small World Angel Grace Church – 469-633-9104 Tree Program, the Chili Challenge, Relay for Life and he has tutored students, worked at the Grace Avenue Pumpkin Patch and has been involved with the National Jr. Cotillion. Grace Pointe – 972-292-3174 He hopes to attend Rhodes College or Emory University and hopes to continue to play Hamilton Chapel Baptist Church – 972- baseball and study Pre-Med. 377-3348 Torres is the daughter of Alejandro Torres and Rachna Prasad-Torres. She is a member Harvest Church International – 214- of these organizations: National Honor Society; the National Art Society; National 632-4581 Spanish Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta, Science Club Spanish Club, Cultural Awareness Club; Varsity Soccer three years; Jr. Frisco Women’s League; she has played with the CHS Wind Ensemble and State Marching Band. She has been honored for Solo and Higher Dimensions – 214-551-3078 Ensemble Distinction. Hope Fellowship – 972-377-8855 She has served as an officer and committee chair for several of the above mentioned organizations. Her awards include: National Hispanic Recognition Program Scholar; glesia Buenas Nuevas – 972-712-0946 National Youth Leadership Conference Nominee; Academic All-Star in 08-09 and 09-10; six faculty awards in Pre-Ap Spanish II, II, AP US History, AP Psychology, and AP Kingdom Life Christian Center – 214- English. 618-1500 She is a Girl Scout with more than 180 hours of community service, a tutor (Spanish, chemistry, and English) at Kumon, Frisco Recreation Center lifeguard, and a Frisco ebanon Baptist Church – 972-377-3348 Soccer Association referee. egacy Presbyterian Church – 972-464- Torres hopes to enter the medical field and one day become reconstructive plastic 8765 surgeon. iberty Baptist Church – 972-625-3546 ife-Changing Faith Christian Fellowship – 214-387-8040 NEW – Frisco Reads Attendance Breaks Records: ife Fellowship of Frisco – 214-886-7810 One thing that Frisco ISD librarians know all too well, when asked about a topic - the iving Waters Family Worship Center – answer is “There’s a book for that!” 214-387-9602 “There’s a book for that!” was the theme of this year’s Frisco Reads event. Experienced iving Word Baptist Church – 469-362- authors, a new young author from Scoggins Middle School, therapy dogs and many, 9010 many librarians were out and about spreading the joy of reading and books both printed and electronic at the annual Frisco Reads event held at Heritage High School on Tuesday, October 26th. Leigh Ann Jones, Library facilitator, noted this is the ninth year one Star Baptist Church – 469-358- for the event and it has broken attendance records with more than 800 people 7089 attending. Though the majority of guests are FISD employees – more than 300 of the guests came from the community, she said. Newstart Church of the Nazarene – 214- 282-5576 Frisco Reads invited authors Gordan Korman, Sonya Sones, Anastasia Suen, Jason Henderson, Joseph Hughes and new author and FISD student Darlington Johnson to Northstar Church – 972-712-8282 visit with guests. But this year’s event was more electronic in its presentation as the theme may have suggested with its play on the familiar phrase of “there’s an app for Parkway Hills Baptist Church – 972-403- that.” The event included several break-out sessions to discuss new ways of enjoying 1010 books and creating stories. For instance, librarians Jill Fair and Amanda Hamilton led a Praise Fellowship Worship Center – 214- class in downloading free e-books to iPods, iPads or iPhones and librarians Michelle 387-9397 Mayo and Evelyn Piechocki held a show and tell session featuring various portable eBook readers. Librarians, teachers and parents also had the opportunity to get the Preston Ridge Baptist Church – 972- scoop on the popular graphic novels and manga books that capture the attention of 712-7007 tween and teen readers. Luke the Therapy Dog, who belongs to Curtsinger Elementary teacher Diana Gossett, Preston Trail Community Church – 972- was a celebrity guest at this year. Luke starred in this year’s Bluebonnet video. Luke 668-1244 visits children at the Ronald McDonald House and has participated in Paws to Read – reading program for children. Also joining Luke was Rosie the Therapy Dog who also Primera Iglesia Bautista De Frisco – works with children with special needs and is an official Canine Good Citizen. 214-872-3788 Younger guests enjoyed the Book Walk – a game designed on the Cake Walk theme but Providence Church – 469-362-1240 with books as the prizes. Children also had the opportunity to be teamed with Reading Buddies – older FISD volunteer students who took the time to enjoy the beautiful Rejoice Lutheran Church – 972-540- weather and read picture books with young readers. The children who read with a book 6167 buddy got to keep the book they read. Reading Buddies was organized by FISD National Honor Society sponsors. Books were provided for the book fair by Barnes and Noble. Revolution Ministries – 214-649-0623 Click here to read reporter Jessica Rush's article about Frisco Reads. Rock Hill Church of Christ – 972-346- 2710 Shawnee Trail Church of Christ – 972- 377-9106 NEW - Segments of Custer Road North of Stonebridge Drive Closed For St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church – Five Days Beginning November 7: 972-712-2645 As part of TxDOT’s widening project, different segments of Custer Road will be closed St. Philips Episcopal Church – 214-387- between Stonebridge Drive and US 380 during the day starting Sunday, November 7, 4700 and continuing through Thursday, November 11 (weather permitting). The road will close at 5 a.m. on Sunday and at 9 a.m. on the weekdays, and will reopen each night Stonebriar Church of Christ – 972-712- at 9 p.m. Each day a different segment of roadway will be closed. During these 9264 closures, Eldorado Parkway and Virginia Parkway will always be open for east-west traffic, but all through traffic on Custer Road will have to take an alternate route. Stonebriar Community Church – 469- Regional traffic should use Stonebridge Drive to the east or Preston Road to the west. 252-5000 Local traffic will have to follow the posted detour signs around the closures. The specific road closures and detours on each day are described below and are Stonebridge United Methodist Church – summarized on a map at www.friscotexas.gov 972-335-2882 Sunday, November 7: Starting at 5 a.m., Custer Road will be closed between Stonebridge Drive and Virginia Stonebrook Church of Christ – 214-705- Parkway during the first part of the day, and then closed between Eldorado Parkway 9968 and Virginia Parkway for the rest of the day. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day The road will reopen that night at 9 p.m.. During the closure, traffic on Custer Road Saints – 972-377-4724 should follow the posted detour and use Stonebridge Drive to go around the closure. Local traffic from the west side can also use Independence Parkway to go around the The Journey – 214-529-8873 closure. Residents of Winding Creek Estates will need to access their neighborhood from Eldorado Parkway via Half Hitch Trail. In addition, the only access to the Custer Star Kroger shopping center will be from Eldorado Parkway. The Shawnee Trail Church of Christ – 972-377-9106 Monday, November 8: Starting at 9 a.m., Custer Road will be closed between Eldorado Parkway and Virginia Turning Point CMA Church – 469-733- Parkway. The road will reopen that night at 9 p.m. During the closure, traffic on Custer 3196 Road should follow the posted detours and use Stonebridge Drive or Independence to go around the closure. Residents of Winding Creek Estates will need to access their United Pentecostal Church – 972-712- neighborhood from Eldorado Parkway via Half Hitch Trail. In addition, the only access 5673 to the Custer Star Kroger shopping center will be from Eldorado Parkway. Water’s Edge Lutheran Church – 972- Tuesday, November 9: 712-7377 Starting at 9 a.m., Custer Road will be closed between Eldorado Parkway and Virginia Parkway. The road will reopen that night at 9 p.m. The detours will be the same as Frisco Neighborhoods and described for Monday, Nov. 8. Homeowner Associations: Wednesday, November 10: Starting at 9 a.m., Custer Road will be closed between Eldorado Parkway and Virginia f your HOA or neighborhood is not Parkway during the first part of the day, and then a different segment will be closed sted, please contact us so we can list later in the day. It is expected that the road closure will change in the afternoon so t and continue to maintain the most that Custer Road will be closed between Virginia Parkway and US 380 for the rest of the omprehensive list available. For a map day. The road will reopen that night at 9 p.m. During the closure, traffic on Custer of where each HOA is located, along Road should follow the posted detours and use Stonebridge Drive to go around the with contact information for each HOA, closure. Local traffic on the west side can also use Independence Parkway to go isit the City of Frisco HOA Directory around the southern closure in the morning and use Preston Road to go around the northern closure in the afternoon. Autumn Park Residents of Winding Creek Estates and customers of the Custer Star Kroger shopping center will have the same limited access from Eldorado in the morning, but then will Bella Casa have access to Custer Road in the afternoon (weather permitting). Chapel Creek Thursday, November 11: Starting at 9 a.m., Custer Road will be closed between Virginia Parkway and US 380. Cheyenne Crossing The road will reopen that night at 9 p.m. During the closure, traffic on Custer Road should follow the posted detour and use Stonebridge Drive to go around the closure. Country Club Ridge Friday, November 12: No road closures are scheduled for Friday, but if weather delays any of the work Coventry Oaks described above, the road closures could extend into Friday. Creekside at Preston TxDOT has more detailed information about detours for the McKinney neighborhoods along Custer Road in their press release, which will be available Thursday, November 4, on the TxDOT website. Creekside at Stonebriar Crestview Crown Ridge NEW - WWII Veterans Honored As Grand Marshals At Frisco Custer Creek Farms Community Parade To Be Held November 13; Registration Deadline November 9: Cypress Creek Five World War II veterans will be honored as Grand Marshals at this year’s Frisco Dominion at Panther Creek Community Parade, to be held Saturday, November 13. The deadline to register to online to participate is Tuesday, November 9 at 5 p.m. To register, check out Eldorado Fairways www.friscoparade.com Estates on Legacy John McInerney, U.S. Marine Corp.; Orlan Schultz, U.S. Marine Corps; Bill Minter, U.S. Navy; Dean Baily, U.S. Army-Air Corps and Milton Weinberg, U.S. Army will lead the airfield Estates parade through historic downtown Frisco. All five men live in Frisco and are members of the Frisco VFW Post 8273. risco Fairways Beginning at 11 a.m., parade participants will leave Pizza Hut Park, traveling east on Main Street through historic downtown before finishing at North County Road. risco Heights The Frisco Community Parade is held in November to mark Veterans Day and celebrate risco Square community pride. The parade -- which was originally a homecoming parade when Frisco was home to one high school -- features floats, school marching bands, high school football teams, cheerleaders, scouts, civic organizations, youth sports teams, Golden Gate Village Frisco-based professional sports teams, not to mention local businesses. Grayhawk Parade registration fees are $150 for non profit and youth organizations and $200 for business and professional organizations. Proceeds from the parade entry fees support Griffin Parc student scholarships distributed through the Frisco Education Foundation. Heather Ridge Estates The City of Frisco is also looking for more volunteers to help with staging and monitoring crowds along the parade route. To volunteer, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org Heritage Green Heritage Lakes Heritage Village NEW - 10th Annual Gingerbread House Contest: Hickory Springs General Contest Information Hickory Street Village • Entry fee is $12 per entry for residents and $15 for non-residents. Checks should be made payable to the City of Frisco. Hillcrest Estates • All entry forms and fees must be returned to the Frisco Athletic Center (5828 Nancy Jane Lane, Frisco, TX 75035) or the Senior Center (6670 Moore St., Frisco, TX 75034). • Entries are limited. Registration deadline is Wednesday, December 1. Hillcrest Highlands • Entries must be delivered to 6106 Frisco Square Boulevard on Thursday, December 2 between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. All entries should be picked-up on Saturday, December 4 Hillcrest Lebanon/Cecile Place between 9 and 10 p.m. Houses not picked up by this time will become property of the City of Frisco Parks & Recreation Department. Hillcrest Lebanon/Hillcrest Meadows • All entries will be on display at Frisco Square (6106 Frisco Square Boulevard) from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday, December 4. Hillcrest Lebanon/Smith Estates Contest Rules • Entries and their foundations may not exceed 15 inches in width or length. There is Hunters Creek no restriction on height. Foundations must be sturdy for easy transport (cardboard is too flexible - plywood is preferred). Kings Garden • Children ages 12 and under may have adult assistance in creating and decorating their houses. Children ages 13 and up must construct and decorate their houses Kings Ridge without adult assistance. However, parents please assist and supervise all children when using stovetops, ovens, microwaves, etc. • Entries must be made entirely of edible materials (with the exception of the akes on Legacy - Lakehill foundation) and must incorporate the holiday or seasonal theme. • Entries must be original creations. Store-bought gingerbread houses or gingerbread akes on Legacy – The Lakes house kits are not eligible. • One entry per person/group. akes on Legacy – The Villas People’s Choice Award akes of Preston Vineyard Visit the gingerbread house contest display at Merry Main Street from 5-9 p.m. and vote for your favorite house and be entered into a drawing for a $250 Visa Gift Card. Presented by Rambling Oaks Courtyards. onestar Ranch Click here for more information and registration form. Meadow Hill Estates Northridge Oakbrook Park NEW - Blood Lead Testing Now Available for Residents of Frisco: Panther Creek Estates Exide Technologies has announced that testing for blood lead concentration is now Parkside Estates available for all residents of the City of Frisco, at no charge. Exide will be responsible for all expenses incurred for the blood draw and testing. Frisco residents interested in Pearson Farms the testing must go to the office of Dr. Vicki B. Davis at 8680 East Main Street, Suite 1E, Frisco, TX, phone number: 972-377-2447. Plantation Estates The blood testing can be done by appointment or on a walk-in basis. Please note that walk-ins may have to wait for staff availability. Citizens will be asked to confirm their Plantation Resort residency prior to the testing. Plantation Resort 2 All blood samples will be sent by Dr. Davis to ACL Laboratories for a lead concentration analysis. Results obtained by ACL will be returned to Dr. Plantation Springs Davis. She will contact residents to provide and discuss the results and answer any questions. Prestmont “We are offering this testing to all residents of the City of Frisco in order to provide Preston Estates peace of mind regarding blood lead levels,” said Don Barar, plant manager for Exide’s Frisco recycling facility. “I encourage any citizen who has a question about blood lead Preston Gables levels to take advantage of this testing.” For questions regarding the testing, please contact either Dr. Davis or Susan Jaramillo Preston Glen at Exide, (203) 699-9133. Preston Highlands Preston Lakes/Lakes of Hillcrest Preston Manor NEW - Five Tornado selected to NAHL Top Prospects: Preston Oaks The North American Hockey League (NAHL) has announced the rosters for next month’s Top Prospects Tournament, sponsored by SBK Hockey, which will be held from Preston Ridge Dec. 5-7 at the Iorio Ice Arena in Walpole, Mass. Five Texas Tornado representatives were selected including: forward and captain #21 David Rigatti, leading scorer #19 Preston Trace Estates Rock Einersen, the NAHL's leading goaltender #31 Jimmy Kruger and the NAHL assist leader #29 Ralfs Freibergs. Texas Tornado Head Coach Tony Curtale has been selected Preston Vineyards North as the Head Coach of Team Rafalski, one of the four teams in the tournament. Team Rafalski Roster Preston Vineyards IV At the event, four teams comprised of the NAHL’s top committed and un-committed college players, including the seven NAHL players recognized on last month's NHL Quail Meadow Village Central Scouting Bureau’s “Players to Watch” list for 2011 draft-eligibles, will play a three-game round robin. "I am happy for all four of the selections from our team. It's Queen’s Gate hard to argue with the Tornado players that were selected for this great event with the type of seasons they have had thus far," said Head Coach Tony Curtale. "I wish we would have had more players selected because there are certainly some just as Red Bud Estates deserving, but it is part of the prestige of the Top Prospects event and how popular it has become." Russwood Acres To recognize four of the NAHL’s more prominent alumni, the Top Prospects Tournament Saddlebrook Village teams are named Team Miller (after Buffalo Sabres goaltender Ryan Miller, who played in the NAHL as a member of the Soo Indians); Team Rafalski (after Detroit Red Wings Shaddock Creek defenseman Brian Rafalski, formerly of the NAHL’s Melvindale Blades); Team Legwand (after Nashville Predators forward David Legwand, who skated with the NAHL’s Compuware Ambassadors); and Team Weight (after New York Islanders forward Doug Shenandoah Village/Villages of Weight, who developed in the NAHL as a member of the Bloomfield Jets). Stonebriar Park The Top Prospects Tournament will also feature the third North American Prospects Shepherds Hill Hockey League (NAPHL) event of the season, in which all Midget Major and Midget Minor teams will compete from Dec. 3-6 at both the Iorio Ice Arena and Foxboro Sports Starwood Center in Foxboro, Mass. For more details on the Top Prospects Tournament, including the schedule, tickets and scout information, visit www.nahltopprospects.com. Sterling Ranch Stewart Creek Estates Stonebriar NEW – Frisco RoughRiders 2011 Anthem Auditions: Stonebriar Country Club Estates Auditions to sing the National Anthem at Dr Pepper Ballpark for the 2011 Frisco RoughRiders baseball season will be held here at the park on Saturday, November 6, Stonebriar Creek Estates 2010 from 9am-4pm. If you would like to sing the Star Spangled Banner at a Riders game in 2011, then please email the Director of Game Entertainment with your Stonebriar Village completed audition form at email@example.com for an audition time. You may also call the Entertainment office at 972.334.1946 to schedule an audition time. Stonelake Estates Auditions are scheduled in 5 minute increments. Only the first 72 applicants can be guaranteed a time slot. After the 72 time slots are filled, those interested in auditioning Stonelake Estates West will be placed on a standby list. Standbys can arrive anytime during the day and are called in between audition times on a first come first served basis. Walk-ins will only be accepted if time permits and they are not guaranteed an audition. There will be a break Stonebrook Estates in auditions from 12:00-1:00pm. During the 2010 auditions we saw 125 applicants from 9am - 4:00pm. No one was turned away. Previous performers should expect to The Chase at Stonebriar audition again. Any church or school groups that are interested in having a choir perform at a game The Creeks on Coit need to contact Anthony Hunt at 972.334.1972 via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Singing groups that are not affiliated with a church or school are welcome and are The Enclave at Stonebriar Creek Estates required to audition as well. The Trails of West Frisco We will not be accepting CDs, DVDs, .mp3s, or YouTube videos as substitutes for auditioning live. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. The Village at Frisco Lakes Who can audition: Whether you're an adult or child, like to sing solo, sing with a friend, sing with a group The Villas/Lakes on Legacy or choir, or play an instrument, we want you! No age restrictions apply. When you arrive at the ballpark, come in through the Main Gate at the corner of The Vintage/Lakes on Legacy RoughRiders Trail and Diamond Drive. Please arrive approximately 15 minutes early for sign in. The audition sign-in form is posted on our website. Please fill it out and send it Townhomes of Tuscany Square via email to email@example.com. If you are unable to send it, then please print it, fill it out, and bring it with you to auditions. There will also be audition forms at the sign in table. Turnbridge Manor For directions to Dr Pepper Ballpark in Frisco and information about parking, click here. Tuscany Meadows There is no cost for parking on the day of auditions and applicants are allowed to park in any available parking space, with the exception of those marked for WFAA. Villages of Hillcrest About the audition: Villages of Lake Brook Farms The audition consists of singing the National Anthem only. The Star Spangled Banner must be sung a cappella in 100 seconds or less and be the traditional rendition. Anyone going over that time or singing a version of the anthem that is not considered the Villages of Stonebriar Park traditional version will not be considered to sing. Auditions will be held rain or shine. If the weather permits, we will be outside on the field, so come dressed appropriately as Villages of Willow Bay if it were game day. An example for gentlemen would include a pair of pants (khakis, slacks, etc) and a nice shirt (polo, pullover, button up, etc.). An example for ladies Waterford Falls would include a knee length dress or skirt and blouse. Pants matched with a blouse and pant suits are acceptable as well. Please no shorts or jeans. Once you have finished singing, you are free to leave. We will notify all performers via letter or email on Westfalls Village whether or not they will perform at a game next season. Specific dates are assigned to performers throughout the season instead of all dates being assigned prior to the start Willow Pond of the season. We look forward to seeing you Saturday, November 6, 2010. Windsor Place Woodstream Hills NEW - Thanksgiving Canned Food Drive at Legacy ER: Give Thanks! Donate! About Matt Lafata: Matt Lafata and his wife Erika share six Legacy ER Urgent Care and Emergency Room center in Frisco is celebrating hildren between the two of them. In Thanksgiving this year by hosting a canned food drive for Frisco Family Services. Frisco anuary 1999, Mr. Lafata moved to Family Services is a non-profit organization with the mission of providing social risco from Gloucester, MA. Matt has assistance to underprivileged families in Frisco, helping them to achieve a good quality helped build several successful of life. This type of support is needed even in an affluent city such as Frisco, where the businesses for more than 20 years. A number of families in financial crisis, due to loss of employment, divorce, medical ong-time business consultant, issues and death has increased from past years. Starting today until November 15th, ntrepreneur and human resources Legacy ER will be a collection site for Thanksgiving canned food items. As an professional, he is the Vice-President of appreciation to the community’s support, Legacy ER will be giving away “Legacy ER Sales & Marketing with the Frisco-based bucks.” For every canned good donated, Legacy ER will give away $1 “Legacy ER HR strategy and technology consulting bucks,” so the more items you bring the more “Legacy ER bucks” you will receive. This irm HRchitect. Previously, Matt was an coupon may be used towards your next visit at Legacy ER, and more than one “Legacy Executive Vice-President of a computer ER bucks” may be used in a single visit. oftware company where he was esponsible for corporate development, Here is a brief list of Thanksgiving items needed: stuffing mix, canned broth, cranberry sauce, canned vegetables, cornbread mix, dry pinto beans, dry rice, mayonnaise, marketing, sales, product development mustard, potatoes (5 lb bag), canned yams, canned fruit, macaroni & cheese, cookie and more. He studied finance and mix, cake mix, cake frosting, pudding/jell-o mix, cooking oil, gravy mix, salt and business management at Salem State pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, canned pumpkin pie mix, canned pie filling, College in Salem, Massachusetts. condensed milk, evaporated milk, pie crust mix, sugar, flour, salsa, tortilla chips, crackers, pancake mix, pancake syrup and more. Matt Lafata has been involved in Legacy ER invites the community to come together and support Frisco Family Services numerous organizations throughout between now and November 15th. Legacy ER is located at 9205 Legacy Drive at Main risco in the last 11 years. As a former Street in Frisco and is open 7 days a week, from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm. You may stop by wo-term Frisco City Council Member, he anytime during their hours of operation. Your donation will help families in Frisco to s or has been involved in the following… have a happy Thanksgiving holiday. Thank you Frisco for your support! For more information please call Legacy ER at 972-668-6020. Former Deputy Mayor Pro Tem on the Frisco City Council NEW - It’s a Santa Celebration! Stonebriar Centre welcomes Santa Former Planning & Zoning Claus with a Watch Party on Saturday, November 13: Commissioner Graduate of Leadership Frisco Santa arrives on a fire truck and there will be a magic show, free breakfast and a 2005 recipient of the “21 special heart-pounding, floor-stomping live performance by David Chicken Leaders of the 21st Century” by Inside Collin County Business Santa’s coming and bringing all the fun to Stonebriar Centre on Saturday, November Journal 13. The celebration starts on 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 13 and everyone’s Graduate of the Frisco Citizen’s invited to come and join the fun as Frisco counts down for Santa’s arrival from the Police Academy North Pole. Youth sports coach Past board member for the The party starts at 9.00 a.m. near the Play Area by Dillard’s when the Emmy-winning Frisco Family Services Center David Chicken will delight everyone with a heart-pounding, floor-stomping, jump-out- St. Francis of Assisi Knights of of-your-seat live performance that’s fun and healthy for the whole family. Part Columbus Member superhero, part Elvis and 100% fun, David will have everyone dancing and he’ll teach Member of the Frisco Heritage everyone how to scackle! David’s also bringing along a new performance favorite, Association Super Chachie, his Superhero Chihuahua. Member of the Frisco Area Children’s Theatre Adding to the festivities, many of Santa’s friends will be on hand, including cuddly Member of the Frisco Association Bearemy from Build-A-Bear Workshop, the clever cow from Chick-fil-A, the giant cookie for the Arts from great American Cookie company and the friendly pretzel from Auntie Anne’s Member of the Frisco Pretzel. Children will be entertained with the antics of stilt walkers and listen to stories Community Theatre read by Mrs. Claus. Little ones can also have their faces painted and watch as a balloon Community Advisory Board artist twists up some fun. As a special treat, kids can enjoy complimentary breakfast member for the Frisco Women’s snacks. League Friends of the Frisco Public At 9:45 a.m., sirens will signal the appearance of Santa himself, who will arrive in a Library Member shiny, vintage fire truck and come inside to greet the boys and girls. Santa will walk Board member for the Frisco through the crowd, greeting the boys and girls, and make his way to his workshop Square Municipal Management nears Sears where he will settle in to visit with fans one-to-one. District City of Frisco Technology The party ends at 10:00 a.m., and Santa Claus will get to work, sitting in his workshop, Committee member visiting with children one-on-one, listening to holiday wishes and, of course, posing for City of Frisco Budget and Audit photos. subcommittee member Tax Increment Finance board Santa Claus will be at Stonebriar Centre every day through Friday, December 24 at member 6:00 p.m. Every child who visits with Santa will receive a Holiday Coloring Book and Co-Director of the Mrs. Texas crayons. Parents/ caregivers can have photos of the little ones taken with Santa, with United States Pageant photo packages beginning at $20.00. Santa does have to take breaks throughout the Honorary Chair for World AIDS day to feed his reindeer, so parents/caregivers should check with one of the workshop Day 2007 in Collin County elves, call 972.668.6255 or visit www.shopstonebriar.com for a complete schedule. PR Committee for the 2008 Boys and Girls Club of Collin County Mrs. Claus is coming to visit in December. At 1:00 p.m. on Fridays, December 3, 10 Gala and 17, Mrs. Claus will be at Stonebriar Centre to visit with all of Santa’s little friends. She’ll be reading holiday stories to little ones while Santa takes a break. The first 100 Since 2001, Matt has produced this very children will receive, while supplies last, holiday stickers and a plush mini-toy as a popular e-newsletter that goes out souvenir. very week to over 41,000 people and businesses and keeps the Frisco Pics with the pets, too. Santa loves all creatures and he’s inviting pet owners to bring ommunity in touch with local events their cats and dogs to visit with him on three Mondays during the holiday season. He and businesses. There has never been even has little costumes to get his furry friends in the spirit. St. Nick’s Pet Pics are nor will ever be a fee charged to scheduled for Mondays, November 29, December 6 and December 13. [Cats and dogs chools or non-profit groups to run on a leash or in an appropriate carrier only, please. Animals, other than those servicing n the newsletter. the disabled, are not allowed in the shopping centers other than during St. Nick’s Pet Pics. Pet owners are asked to use the entrance on the lower level near Sears.] Experience the magic of snow. Imagine that! Even though the temperatures in Texas might be warmer than the North Pole, Santa Claus is bringing snow flurries to How to “Whitelist” this Frisco Stonebriar Centre. Every day, there will be faux snow that falls on Santa in his Community Newsletter in Your workshop. Snow Shows are: Monday through Saturday, at 10:00 a.m., 12:00, 2:00, Spam Filter: 4:00, 6:00 and 8:00 p.m. and Sunday 12:00, 2:00 and 4:00 p.m. With the advent of outrageous volumes That’s entertainment. Santa is quite the popular guy, and some days, so many people of unwanted email these days, of which come to visit that it takes a while to get to talk with him. To entertain guests waiting in we get a ton, it’s unfortunate that the Santa line, Stonebriar Centre has arranged for some kid-friendly entertainment to egitimate email publications like this make the time pass faster. Children and adults alike will enjoy elf magic and a balloon are not being seen by some of the twister during the afternoon/evening on Santa’s busiest days. The Santa-line eaders who enjoy those publications. entertainment is scheduled for Saturday, December 11; and every afternoon/evening There is much fear today that the email from Saturday, December 18 through Friday, December 24. publishing/marketing industry is in erious trouble, due to mistakes in There is no charge to attend the Santa Watch Party, to enjoy Story Time with Mrs. iltering when legitimate email is Claus or to visit with Santa. Reservations are not needed. Parents/caregivers must rroneously tagged as unwanted email. remain with the children at all times. While we applaud the anti-spam ndustry for removing the plethora of unwanted email from many of our UPDATED - Frisco Police Blotter: mailboxes, from time to time, some egitimate email publications are mistaken as unwanted. The Frisco Police maintain Arrest reports and Incident reports on their web site for those citizens who like to keep up with what is going on around the city from the police Sometimes, this results in our mailings point of view. These reports cover the period of October 25 – October 31. Public Safety bouncing back, with requests for us to has always been a huge focus of mine and it takes all of us to keep our city safe. If you espond to challenge/response ever see something that just doesn’t look right, please don’t look the other way. Please messages to prevent future filtering. contact our fantastic Police department. Even if it turns out to be nothing, they would However, due to the size of our list, it’s rather you contact them and let them make that determination. nearly impossible for us handle the olume of such requests. To that end, please realize that we want our readers to always anticipate and njoy the valuable information that this NEW - LANDSCAPE DESIGN/DETAIL (Early November) ommunity newsletter delivers. By: Glenn Everett Kopanski, United States Navy (Ret) 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 permitted email sender list. This usually involves simply adding our ending address to your whitelist, afelist, or list of privileged senders. This is commonly known as whitelisting a publication. Simply add the email addresses of Matt@MattLafata.com, Matt@MattandErika.net, Matt.Lafata@FriscoCommunity.com, and Erika.Lafata@FriscoCommunity.com. Glenn Kopanski I have prepared a list of things that can be done at this time. Please note all plants I If you wish to be removed from list in my weekly selections are Texas friendly and can be planted at this time if you this newsletter, please send an choose to do that now but can also be planted in late Winter as well. If you need any email or visit further assistance with more choices then email me at the address below at sign off. www.FriscoCommunity.com Now is the time to clean out your planters. By that I mean to remove all soil from them and instead of throwing that good soil away use it to place in low spots in the yard removing only the roots of the plants you had in those planters, wash them out and store them for the colder months. If you leave that nutritious soil in any planter the soil acidifies and turns hard as a rock. If you still want to add colder weather color in them then I would only select (Pansies - Mum's - Marigold's) They are colder hardy but last until the first killing frost which is typically in this Zone right around Thanksgiving. Another very important thing you and the family can do is to thatch the turf. It will take a tooth rake, a regular leaf rake and large brown paper sacks that can be purchased at Lowe's Home Depot and even Kroger's. That is placed next to your Trash/Recycle bins on trash day picked up and turned into free Mulch for all residents, if you want to get that Mulch take a copy of your latest water bill to ensure you pay for pickup service. De-Thatching the Turf will enhance the overall look next Spring. I did part of my lawn a few days ago and raked out an entire bag full of debris like old leaves, pebbles, flower pod's. If this procedure is not done once every two year's your Turf will be faded and unhealthy. Most of us use a mulching mower so that debris tends to build up in the soil. Consider doing a Lawn aeration or coration leaving little turd type plugs all over the lawn and walkways. Allow the soil plugs to melt down with future rainfall that is all decent soil. If you have your Turf fertilized at this time that is great but ensure that any pellets or chemicals are not left on any concrete/brick surface because water will ensure any concrete to get stained so tell the Landscape company to blow off any pellets that are noted so your sidewalks and streets are presentable. One more thing that I need to mention is to get any weeds up at this time, our weather varies and weeds will thrive right now so do not let it get away from you because some chickweeds can take over a lawn in a matter of weeks and once their presence are known it may be too late as the soil will become very acidic from those very weeds. If you want to plant a new Tree, now is the time. If you look at a Tree in any Nursery it is hard to imagine what that Tree will look like 5-10 years down the road. It is imperative you pick the right Tree because you may find out later that perfect wonderful Tree has turned your life into a nightmare. Knowing how invasive Tree roots are is Nr 1 on your list, Nr 2 is to know the Width and Spread this Tree will have upon maturity. Nr 3 should be the following (Will my pick tip from High Winds-how strong are its branches and how even will this Tree be meaning larger branches are on one side smaller branches on the other side - not good!!). Once again Crepe Myrtles are having trouble with Spider Mite's if you see evidence of this it is imperative you wash the branches down with Insecticide soap or anti-bacterial soaps repeat soaping is down washing all effected branches off 2 times. If single branches are affected I would prune that complete branch down for the winter and apply a Dormant Oil over the entire plant. If you see the white milky substance on any Myrtle do not leave it alone treat them all if need be so you can have a healthy plant next Spring. …click here to continue reading Glenn’s article NEW – The County Line…by Collin County Commissioner Joe Jaynes: Again…Transparency The commissioners court met last night and chose to go into executive session under the following agenda item: "Discuss potential legislative actions involving County relationship with NTTA, County Judge." The major flaw with this item is that the only time you can legally go into executive session (behind closed doors) is if there are possible litigation, real estate or personnel issues. Discussing legislative issues does not legally apply to executive sessions. In the interest of transparent government I chose not to participate. I am committed to keep our issues out in the open with full transparency. To see the court's violiation of the Open Meetings Act click on this link and forward to 13.38. Government behind closed doors does not serve our citizens in an honest way.
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