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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,
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                                            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

                                            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!
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 ign up to receive it themselves.
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as no citizen should be without this
 mportant information at their

 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
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 risco and the surrounding areas, please
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 ented, or given to anybody else for
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utmost importance to us. All
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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!
                                                      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
 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 **
                                        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

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
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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

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
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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
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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

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
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-

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.
                                                                       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 –
                                           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 dviverito@debonaircleaningfrisco.com 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-

Downtown Merchants Association – 972-
292-5108                                   NEW – Women Enhancing Business (WEB) Bazaar THIS Tuesday:

                                           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
                                           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 –
                                           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
 risco Community Theatre – 972-370-

 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-

 risco Family Services Center – 972-
                                         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
 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-
                                            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
 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 mail@tbwfrisco.com or call
 risco RoughRiders                          972- 731-0165 to make a reservation or for more information. Guests are always
 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.
                                            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:

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
                                         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 dbufrisco@dbu.edu. You can also
MOMS Club of Frisco – West Chapter –     go to the following link: http://www3.dbu.edu/frisco/infosessions.asp.


Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) – 972-
                                         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-

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!
                                             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 z@megazee.com.

Toastmasters Club of Frisco – 972-712-

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

                                             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
                                            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.
                                            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-

 aithbridge Presbyterian – 972-377-
                                            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
                                            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-
                                            Each month the Frisco Rotary Club that meets at noon honors outstanding Frisco ISD
 risco Community Fellowship – 972-          seniors for their accomplishments and achievements.
                                           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
                                           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.
                                           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.
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.
                                           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.
                                           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!”
                                           “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
                                           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
                                           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.
                                           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
Revolution Ministries – 214-649-0623
                                           Click here to read reporter Jessica Rush's article about Frisco Reads.
Rock Hill Church of Christ – 972-346-

Shawnee Trail Church of Christ – 972-
                                           NEW - Segments of Custer Road North of Stonebridge Drive Closed For
St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church –    Five Days Beginning November 7:

                                           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,
                                           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
                                           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 –
                                           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


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
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


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
                                      “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 gwilhelm@ridersbaseball.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 ahunt@ridersbaseball.com.
                                            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 gwilhelm@ridersbaseball.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!
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:
      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.
      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.
      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.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:


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

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

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

Government behind closed doors does not serve our citizens in an honest way.

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