Holiday Open House at Irving Arts Center

Travel back in time to Victorian England for the annual Holiday Open House from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Dec. 2 at the Irving Arts Center, 3333 N. MacArthur Blvd. The Open House will feature photo opportunities with Santa, a wonderland of festive trees, an art display by local elementary students and a free one-hour performance […]

Outdoor ice rink open for skating at Frisco Square

Outdoor ice rink open for skating at Frisco Square

The Lights On Ice Outdoor Ice Rink at Frisco Square is open for skating through Jan. 8, 2012. This real ice skating rink is 50’ x 85’; located at the southwest corner of Main St. and Coleman Blvd. across from Pizza Hut Park in Frisco. This daily event is in addition to the already popular, […]

Rowlett Stampede brings casino gaming, western flair

Rowlett Stampede brings casino gaming, western flair

The Rowlett Chamber of Commerce is continuing its an annual tradition of fun, live entertainment and gaming as its hosts its 22nd Annual Casino Night this December.  Tickets are on sale and sponsorship opportunities are available for the country and western-themed event, dubbed the “Rowlett Stampede.”  The Major Sponsor for this year’s event is Lake Pointe Medical […]

Dallas Animal Companion Project asks, ‘Who are you thankful for?’

(Dallas) During the hustle and bustle this Thanksgiving season many of us have special people and pets in our lives for which to be thankful. But what about the lonely dog or cat, a former stray or someone’s pet given up to a local animal shelter because it’s family could no longer care for it? […]

Kaufman celebrates season with tree lighting, parade

The City of Kaufman will host its annual Christmas tree lighting at 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1 at the City Courtyard, located next to City Hall. Enjoy cookies and hot chocolate as a choir from Helen Edwards sings. Santa is expected to make an appearance.  The city’s first-ever lighted Christmas Parade will begin at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. […]

Jobs, development coming to Frisco

Jobs, development coming to Frisco

An estimated 205 jobs and a $60 million development and a corporate headquarters  are coming to Frisco with the relocation of Gearbox Software to Frisco Square.  The project, designed by O’Brien Associates, is set to break ground in 2012, with Gearbox Software being the lead tenant taking 61,000 square feet of office space. “Gearbox Software, […]

‘Annie’ benefits TeamConnor Cancer Foundation

‘Annie’ benefits TeamConnor Cancer Foundation

The McKinney Youth Theatre will present one of Broadway’s most beloved musicals, Annie, at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 10 as a benefit for the TeamConnor Childhood Cancer Foundation. All proceeds from the show will go towards pediatric cancer research. “Annie is a great story about an optimistic orphan girl whose only wish is to find […]

Gingerbread houses equal rescued homes

Lover’s Lane United Methodist Church will host its annual Family Gingerbread House Contest with a new twist. Join them from 5 to 6:45 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 11 at Asbury Hall for all the great fun of year’s past, but with a new focus on community outreach. Participants who register online for the Family Gingerbread House Contest have the option […]

Giving thanks to parents for being the adult

“Humans would degenerate without the child to help him rise.  If the adult does not waken little by little, a hard crust will form around him and make him insensible.” ~ Dr. Maria Montessori, The Secret of Childhood, page 106 Being in the city is interesting, to say the least.  Surrounded by world-class restaurants with […]