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July 4th activity in Frisco

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If you are looking for an Independence Day festivity in an essential small mountain town, then Frisco’s Fabulous 4th of July will fit the bill with big town facilities and great amusement, but a small town feels. Frisco knows how to throw a party filled with activities for the whole family on Frisco’s enchanting Main Street and at the beautiful Frisco Bay Marina.

Begin the day off right with a pancake breakfast. In between you will find: a neighborhood parade with a kids’ bike designing contest, great concerts, a block party feel on Main Street and even a free fishing derby for the kids funded by the Town of Frisco, Trouts Frisco and Colorado Parks and Wildlife.

4 p.m – Party in the Plaza

Celebration in the Plaza festivities will certainly showcase even more of all the family favorites of the past consisting of a Community Stage with local dancers, performers and bands; a Children’s Expo, equipped with jump houses, face painting, strolling artists, and games; plus the Hometown Hero Exhibit, which showcases Frisco’s finest, the men and ladies of our Police and Fire departments, along with the tools they use to help keep our community safe.

2018 Fabulous Fourth of July

8:00  – 10:00am – Kids Fishing Derby 

11:00am – 12:00pm – Free concert with the Summit Concert Band (Frisco Historic Park Gazebo)

12:30pm – Fabulous Fourth of July Parade (Main Street from Madison Ave. to 6th Ave.)

1:30 – 3:30pm – Free concert with MarchFourth (Frisco Historic Park Gazebo)

7:15 – 9:15pm – Free concert with Buckstein at the Frisco Bay Marina

 

July 2, 2018 |

Frisco Rotary Farmer’s Market

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The Farmer’s Market is back!

Visit the Frisco Rotary Farmers Market every Saturday from April 21, 2018 through October 27, 2018, 8:00 a.m. until noon for farm fresh produce, meats, eggs, baked goods, preserves, handcrafted items and more.  Check out our calendar for entertainment special events and kids’ activities.

8821 4th St. 

Frisco, TX 75034

(Behind the Chamber of Commerce on Main St.)

Calendar of Events

Started in 2​007, the Frisco Farmers Market continues to grow in popularity. The market was founded by the Frisco Noon Lions Club for the benefit of our community.

Today, the Rotary Club of Frisco continues the farmers market tradition with proceeds from the market supporting our Frisco community and international projects.   

We find local growers who offer juicy melons, peaches, vine-ripened tomatoes, fresh corn on the cob and lots more. We also find the best local purveyors of baked breads, meat from local ranchers, honey, arts and crafts and other artisan products.

The market allows our customers to have access to locally grown, farm-fresh produce, provides farmers the opportunity to develop a personal relationship with their customers and cultivate consumer loyalty with the farmers who grow the produce. 

The Frisco Farmers’ Market was founded:

To give growers and producers of North Texas and other farm related products alternative marketing opportunities.

To promote the sale of Texas grown farm products.

To improve the variety, freshness, taste and nutritional value of produce available in the Frisco area.

To enhance the quality of life in the Frisco area by providing a community activity which fosters social gathering and interaction.

To preserve North Texas’ unique agricultural heritage and the historical role which farmers markets have played in it.

Proceeds from the Frisco Rotary Farmers Market benefit the Rotary Club of Frisco and their local community support.

May 14, 2018 |

Catfish Fishing Guide in Lake Lewisville

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If you want to go catfish fishing and live within the DFW area, Lake Lewisville is the perfect spot for you. The Lake is famous for its abundance of various catfish species like blue catfish, channel catfish and flathead catfish. The lake has been rated as one of the Top 5 clue catfish lakes in Texas, for several times already. The lake is situated just north of the Dallas-Forth Worth (DFW) Metroplex.

Lake Lewisville isn’t just ideal for a solitary fishing trip you can bring your family along with you because the area is surrounded by towns where food and lodging are available. Aside from these towns, there are also several state parks and RV parks nearby.

For a guided catfish fishing trip, you can contact North Texas Catfish guide. They can help you catch some eating sized blue catfish or channel catfish. They can guarantee excellent fishing all year round, so you can contact them any time of the year, and go fishing in Lake Lewisville in your most convenient time.

1280px-Blue_catfish_tenn_aquariumBut if you have a preference for the catfish that you’ll catch, it might be best to consider the season. During winter trophy, blue catfish are the most abundant and they will weigh over 30 pounds. For a catch of blue and channel catfish, visit the lake around early October through the middle of spring. Your catch will usually average from 20-35 pounds. During summer, especially when it gets really hot, the fishing will be done early mornings or late evenings.

Regardless of what time of the year you decide to go catfish fishing, Lake Lewisville is a spot you wouldn’t want to miss visiting. This experience will surely be twice as memorable and exciting if you spend it with your family. And for a hassle-free fishing trip, contacting a catfish guide service is a good idea.

March 30, 2016 |

A New Headquarters for the Dallas Cowboys

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88735The entertainment district known as The Star in Frisco will be the site for the new training facility of the Dallas Cowboys. Majority of the work done last year has focused on the public portion including an indoor stadium, underground parking garage and two outdoor practice fields along with the headquarters building for the Cowboys.

This private development is a consortium among the Cowboys, the city of Frisco and Frisco ISD and is set to open this June 2016. Crews working on the project are putting in extra hours after encountering some setbacks due to the rainy weather to ensure the doors to the stadium open on time.

The project is on an upward direction due to the generosity of the team through its timely payment for all the upgrades done in the project. The project is at an estimated cost of $252.5 million but might lower to an actual cost of $219 million once payments for performance bonds from contractors are done away with.

One major task for workers on the project is the installation of the roof which requires a dozen 395-420 foot long steel trusses for support. These steel trusses can only be installed using a special crane for heavy lifting. But once the roof is in place, other indoor work can begin.

The stadium is 557,000 square foot and will seat 12,000 people. At its completion the stadium will serve as a hub for high school football games and other youth events aside from being the Cowboys’ training ground.

With the public portion well under way, construction of the rest of the project is getting started including the Cowboy’s headquarters consisting of two six-story towers, where most of the team’s operation will take place, although officials are looking into interested private companies or individuals to lease the some of the spaces for commercial purposes.

 

February 16, 2016 |

Spring Break Activities in Frisco

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Family outdoors smiling While other families plan trips for their week-long Spring break, other families prefer to stay at home. With this set-up, the kids have the tendency to be bored. But, there is no need to worry Frisco offers a lot of fun activities for free or at a low cost for you and your family. Make this Spring break a time to spend quality time with your kids and make it memorable for them by visiting these places.

Main Event offers a variety of adrenaline pumping activities. From multi-level laser tag arena to state of the art bowling lanes, surely your kids will not feel bored and will eventually earn new friends. You can also avail of their All You Can Play Activities which includes bowling, billiards, laser tag, glow golf and rock climbing. For a fee of $15.95/person (9am-4pm) or $17.95/person (5pm-close), your kids will have access to all these fun activities that they have to offer.

If your child loves jumping and you want to hang around with other families in a safe and clean environment, you can visit Pump It Up and avail of their Glow Jump (12pm-2pm) and Buddy Bounce (2pm-4pm). These activities costs $8/child while adults are free. But if you avail the Buddy Bounce you will only pay $5/child, but your child must have a buddy to avail of the special rate.

Spring Break Safety Classes are held in Safety town to teach children a wide range of safety topics.  Each program will start off with a short classroom presentation followed by hands-on activities. Also, children will be given bike time in the village. What’s more fun about these programs is they are for free and Safety Town have a fleet of children’s bike that your child can use. They only require parents to accompany each child when they go biking. Programs begin on March 9 and will end on the 13th starting by 10am up to 2pm.

For a family bonding that won’t hurt your budget visit Strikz Entertainment. Visit them every Tuesday to avail of their offered half prices for their activities all day long. Hourly rates for bowling, arcade games and laser tags are slashed to half. They open as early as 9am all day for the whole week of spring break.

Love basketball? Bring your kids to Dr. Pepper Star Center and watch the ball game of Dallas Maverick’s affiliate team Texas Legends, take on Delaware. Feel the excitement and cheer for your team right where the action is. This will be on March 12 at 7pm for a minimum fee of about $10.

So, don’t be jealous of families spending their Spring break on a vacation, because with all these engaging activities your kids can still share some incredible stories when they go back to school next week. You don’t need to spend a lot to have fun as a family all you need is to be on the look-out of fun activities in your local neighborhood this coming Spring Break.

February 3, 2016 |

15 Minute Kitchen Clean Up

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clean your kitchen in 15 minutes to sparkle shineOf all the rooms in your home, the kitchen needs attention every day. If you are not careful though, you can find yourself stuck cleaning the kitchen many times a day. In just 15 minutes you can go from dirty to sparkling clean in your kitchen.

Difficulty: Easy

Time Required: 15 Minutes

Here’s How:

  1. Grab all of your needed supplies together (listed below.)Don’t underestimate the value of this step. Trying to find cleansers, dishcloths, sponges, etc. not only eats up time, but increases the risks of distractions that let you forget what you were working on in the first place. Gather all supplies together before you begin.
  1. Run a sink of hot, soapy water.If you have a double sink with a garbage disposal on one side, make sure to use the disposal-free side. Keeping the disposal side free will allow you to scrape leftovers down the drain quickly while you work.

How To Make A Space Feel Brighter

  1. Scrape off all the dishes into the trash or garbage disposal.If step 2 has blocked your disposal, scrape the dishes off onto a dirty plate.
  2. Place dishes that need to soak into the water.Try to choose the dishes that are going to give you or your dishwasher the most trouble to get clean. Put the heavily soiled dishes on the bottom. Large dishes like pans and bowls can be filled with hot soapy water and set on the counter to soak.
  3. While the dishes are soaking, go through the kitchen clearing out trash from your floor, countertop, cupboards, etc.Don’t worry about things that are out of place, or don’t belong in the kitchen. Worry only about trash.
  1. Move on to gathering all the items that do not belong in the kitchen. Put all these items into a basket (see supplies).If you have a helper (willing or unwilling) send them off to put away these items. Do not stop working on the kitchen to take these misplaced items to their homes.
  2. Put away all of the items that belong in the kitchen but are not in their proper places.Don’t allow yourself to get distracted by rearranging cabinets, drawers, etc. Simply place the items that are out back where they belong.
  1. Load the dishwasher or wash by hand.If you do not have a dishwasher or don’t like to use one, this process of cleaning the dishes may take more time. If possible grab a couple of other people and form a wash, rinse, dry and put away assembly line. This is a great way to catch up with family members. Empty the dirty water and scrape the plate of food off into the disposal if it was previously blocked. Add the plate to the dishwasher.
  2. Wash down your countertop, appliances, and sink.Rinse out sponges and rags. If needed put them in the dirty clothes. We’re not heavy duty cleaning here. I literally mean wash down the visible surfaces. Don’t open the microwave and scrub it out. We’re not cleaning the crumbs out of the toaster. Quickly wipe it down.
  3. Sweep and mop, or vacuum.
  4. Take out the trashIf the trash is full, or tomorrow is trash day, take the trash outside and reline the trash container so that it is ready for tomorrow’s trash.15 Minute Cleanup Index

Tips:

  1. The more people you have who live and eat in your home, the more time this process is going to take. But, you have an advantage, more people to make messes means more people to clean them up. Make cleaning up the kitchen after dinner a family affair. Divide the steps between your family members, and you really can have the kitchen done in a short time.
  2. Train your family members to clear and rinse their own plates after each meal. This simple act takes little time for each person, but saves so much time for the dish person later.
  3. Run a sink of hot soapy water before food preparation begins. As mixing bowls, cutting boards, knives, etc, become dirty, quickly wash them out to prevent food from drying and sticking.
  4. Create some “Family Clean up CD” and let each person contribute a favorite song. Kid’s will be a lot more likely to help out if they feel they have some input into the job. Letting them choose the music can go a long way.
  5. This quick cleanup is designed for daily maintenance. It can also be used for a fast fix when unexpected company is on the way. Doing this routine will not substitute for the inevitable need to clean more deeply on a regular basis.

What You Need:

  • Trash container.
  • Basket for stuff that does not belong in the kitchen.
  • Dish soap.
  • Other cleaners you normally use.
  • Dishrag or sponge.
  • Scrubber for stuck on food.
  • Broom, mop, or vacuum.

This article originally appeared on about.com.

January 17, 2016 |

Steve Harvey talk show gives full scholarship to a Frisco single mom

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During a recent taping of the Steve Harvey Show, the founder and executive of Frisco Symphony Orchestras, Endrell Dawson, was chosen to be given a full scholarship for Strayer University. She was welcomed in the show to talk about her nonprofit musical education for children in Frisco. She was not able to finish her college degree when she became a single mother after high school.

At the age of nine, Dawson began playing violin by ear and her progress was outstanding. With the help of Suzuki method, she then became a performer.

The $10,000 worth scholarship will help Dawson complete her education.

March 17, 2015 |

Preschool in Frisco TX

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Best Preschools in Frisco TX

There are currently three exceptional preschools in Frisco, Texas, namely Preston Kiddie Kollege, Sunny Days Christian Preschool and Apple Creek Private Preschool.

1. Preston Kiddie Kollege

Preston Kiddie Kollege has an excellent early childhood program that promotes educational and emotional advancement for a child. The school’s curriculum has themes that highlight letter, color/shade, shape/form, number, values, social roles and literary samples of poetry and music on a relevant level for each age. Children are introduced to new pair of topics in relation with the monthly theme to keep their mind activated throughout the year. Lesson plans for a specific week are ensured to be up-to-date and posted in every classroom so the parents would know what their child is learning every day.

Activities for the day are, but are not restricted to: table time, gym/outdoor play, audio and visual, art, science, library sessions and individual plays. Preschool students are offered with special programs namely Spanish class, Tech Zone and Science Laboratory.

Preston Kiddie Kollege likewise brings in outdoors resources, for instance Frisco fire and police department, pediatric dentists and more to offer the kids more chance for hands-on, real-life realistic experiences. The 13,000 sq. ft. development center for a child is designed to mirror the school’s philosophy of supporting a secure, reliable and integrated environment for the students.

2. Sunny Days Christian Preschool

Sunny Days Christian Preschool was established for families who either claim their faith in Jesus Christ or wish for their children to be introduced to His words and be involved in traditionalist and strong academic program. Throughout the day, bible principles are being taught and form a fundamental part of the child’s education program.

The school utilizes top quality phonics based early education system for age group 2 to 5 based on the ABeka curriculum. They instill values such as obedience, responsibility, helpfulness, patriotism and love for God.

Sunny Days Christian Preschool utilizes the entire ABeka curriculum which is considered as one of the best requirement for early childhood education. Enhancing the memory and widening the child’s attention span are accomplished by storytelling, role playing and application of the lessons practically.

The school also offers art, music, computer and Spanish lesson. They make sure that the child learns to read and to pronounce the alphabet properly.

 3. Apple Creek Private Preschool

Apple Creek Private Preschool is dedicated to teaching younger children in an optimistic as well as productive environment. They commit to provide a top quality education to help build up a child’s self-confidence through positive reinforcements and learning enrichment activities.

Several reasons to choose Apple Creek Private Preschool are because they are accredited by National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and certified by Texas State Center for Early Childhood Development as a Kindergarten Ready Program. The school is equipped with professionally trained teachers, developmentally relevant school rooms, award-winning curriculum and strong parent involvement.

Apple Creek Private Preschool offers programs for ages 2 to 4 as well as pre-kindergarten age. They believe that a child’s individual needs are provided through a wide range of learning opportunities for social, educational, physical and cognitive growth that’s why they a build strong foundation of love for learning.

March 8, 2015 |

Veterinary in Frisco TX

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The Best Veterinary Facilities in Frisco

Like humans, animals need medical support as well and that is the reason we have veterinarians to keep an eye on their needs. This article will feature three veterinaries in Frisco, Texas, namely LazyPaw Animal Hospital, Frisco West Animal Medical Center and Stonebrook Veterinary Clinic.

LazyPaw Animal Hospital

LazyPaw Animal Hospital was established in 2005 by Dr. Brent Bilhartz and Dr. Julaine Hunter. It was and is intended to be a unique kind of animal medical facility. They hire individuals who earnestly love animals and who have effectively changed this energy into a profession. Staffed and trained to give triage and treatment of all the more difficult medical and surgical cases. Clients can be guaranteed that LazyPaw Animal Hospitals group of veterinary medical experts will give the absolute best in compassionate patient care and first rate client service.

Intentionally designed to satisfy the needs of their patients and owners, their on-site lab, radiology and surgical suites were constructed to yield quick results and treatment. Their online drug store gives an advantageous approach for your pet’s medicines from doctors you trust. Knowing that your pet’s prescriptions have been taken care of and gets stored by trusted veterinary staff is the mission of the facility. The costs of medication and treatments beat out those of national pet drug store chains. Their objective: Make the remedy storing process convenient and affordable for their customers.

LazyPaw Animal Hospital provides extensive pet products and services including the following: preventative treatment, spaying dogs and cats, dental treatment, medical treatment, veterinary surgical treatment, on-site pharmacy, online pharmacy, on-site laboratory, radiology, and boarding for patients.

Frisco West Animal Medical Center

As a functional and dynamic veterinary clinic, Frisco West Animal Medical Center is a result of Dr. Tucker’s determination to create an animal center that emphasizes customer education and understanding on the welfare of their pets.

Communication is important. From the telephone call to the center, to the day the client and the staff meet up and facilitate a pet’s concern, Frisco West will stay committed to being compassionate and genuine in their communications. They strive to give the most astounding quality veterinary care possible and will surpass client expectations by giving tender patient care and committing themselves to excellence in every part of veterinary service.

Frisco West Animal Medical Center strives to meet all the animal medical needs of its customers. Being a full-time pet clinic means they give everything including pet immunizations, preventive care, general medical services, internal medicine, intensive care and surgery.

Stonebrook Veterinary Clinic

Stonebrook Veterinary Clinic is focused on giving quality veterinary care for your pet. Their services are intended to aid in preventive care for young, healthy pets, early location and treatment of illness as your pet ages. They understand the role your pet plays in your family and are devoted to becoming a partner in your pet’s health care. They treat your pet as they would their own.

 Their objective is to practice the most astounding quality medical treatments and surgery with emphasis and compassion. The whole team is focused on giving individual care regarding the concerns of the pet owner.

At Stonebrook Veterinary Clinic, they prioritize pet’s medical needs. They are focused on giving exceptional service to their client and compassionate care to their pets. Their services include Wellness Care, Diagnostic Care, Surgical Services, Dentistry, and Other Clinic Services such as Boarding, Grooming, and Adoptions.

March 4, 2015 |

Montessori Schools in Frisco TX

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The Best Montessori Schools in Frisco

The Frisco area in Texas has the following three top Montessori schools namely: Starwood Montessori School, Warren Montessori School and Cypress Creek Children’s Montessori Frisco.

Starwood Montessori

The Starwood Montessori follows a totally different approach than traditional schools because their focus is based on the full scope of what the student is taught. They do not teach the student to memorize the material in order to get excellent grades but educate them in a way to gain a wider knowledge and instill the passion for learning new things. This means that the student works harder but is equipped to handle life and the obstacles presented to them in the future. The method used makes the student think critically about the lessons and at the same time take note of the world around them.

The student body consists of students from age two to twelve with programs geared towards the specific needs and requirements of each age group. The toddle classes are for age’s two to three and are designed in a way to assist them for transition in the pre-school classes. The program is a means to make this transition as smooth as possible and introduce them to the new and exciting environment of pre-school.

The next stage is a program for students between the ages of three and six years where they are taught a number of skills in key areas of their development to perfect. These key areas are mathematics, reading and using computers. This intentional curriculum teaches the students valuable traits such as self-reliance and confidence in a way best suited for their individual personalities and needs.

Warren Montessori School

When the Warren Montessori School opened on January 05, 2004 it had only 75 students. Currently the number of students has grown to 220 and all staff members are fully qualified AMS, AMI and MACTE certified teachers. Parents are important in the development of their children and the school welcomes their participation in parent education nights and multicultural event celebrations.

Warren Montessori School was designed with large spacious classroom and covered playgrounds make this ideal when environmental or weather conditions become a problem. The school also features an indoor gymnasium where students can exercise and play.

Cypress Creek Children’s Montessori School

The Cypress Creek Children’s Montessori School in Frisco was established because of the love and dedication towards education for the children. Located in an area that is ideal for this type of school with large and spacious classrooms. The students include infants, toddlers and young students. The school is affiliated with the American Montessori Society. To encourage the involvement of the parents the school has adopted an “open door” policy allowing the parents to visit at any time to discuss any specific needs or developments required for the students.

The Director of Cypress Creek Children’s Montessori has forty years of experience in the field of education and owned schools internationally. Cypress Creek Children’s Montessori School has a mission to enrich the child’s experience in life by providing the perfect environment and trained dedicated staff members.

February 25, 2015 |
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