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SUPERSTORM 2011

Winter WONDERLAND

The “Sisters” statue outside the Frisco Heritage Center was covered in about 5 inches of snow on Feb. 4.

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Submitted photo by MATHEW LEWIS/www.frisco-texas.com

Photo submitted by KAREN EMMETT

Above: Jack Emmett, a McKinney Ice Hockey Club member, practices his skills on his street in Frisco. Right: Kelsey, 12, (left) and Collin, 10, Bergman used sand buckets to make Fort Frisco after the snow on Feb. 4.

Photo submitted by LYNN BERGMAN

bout 5 inches of snow fell across the Dallas/Fort Worth area on Feb. 4 after three days of ice and sleet, causing cities, school districts to shut down and events to be postponed or canceled. Frisco ISD and Little Elm ISD were closed from Feb. 1–4. FISD will have two makeup days, which are scheduled for April 22 and May 27. LEISD’s makeup days will be March 21 and May 27. Both districts are seeking waivers from the Texas Education Association for Photo submitted by KAREN EMMETT the other two missed days. Frisco City Hall re- Elyssa and Jack Emmett slide down a snow-covered hill during one of their four snow days in Frisco. mained open all four wintery days, but adjusted its hours and shut postponed until Feb. 15. down several city services and centers. Little The city and town both offered assistance Elm Town Hall closed Tuesday, but trash with any broken pipes. —Danielle Abril, collection services continued to run. The dabril@neighborsgo.com Town Hall meeting, scheduled Feb. 1, was

PETS & THEIR PEOPLE

Cuddly calico cat in need of a permanent home February 11, 2011

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Photo submitted by KATHRYN HORNER

Since having surgery, Avalon, a 1-year-old calico, is a whole new kitty, even quite frisky at times.

Unfortunately, being few months ago, left in a box wasn’t all Avalon, a 1-yearAvalon has had to deal old calico, was left with in her life. After outside of a Granbury about a week, we noticed PetSmart in a cardboard she would never jump. box with her 5-month-old KATHRYN HORNER She pulled herself on the kittens. Thankfully, they Contributor couch and had trouble are now safe in my Cargetting up the stairs. She also sat sort of rollton Frisco Humane Society foster funny, like she had double-jointed hips. home and enjoying good food and cozy X-rays revealed that this poor girl beds. had completely broken her back leg just Avalon has the sweetest spirit and under the hip socket. Her body was trywon’t let you go anywhere without foling to heal itself naturally, but it was lowing behind. Even more precious, only causing her great pain as bone she’ll gently reach her head toward yours, look you right in the eye and wait rubbed against bone. After surgery to remove her ball and for her Eskimo kiss. Yep, she loves to socket, Avalon moves around more easnose bump, and once you do, the purrs ily and isn’t in constant pain. She’s a start to rumble.

MORE INFO To see other adoptable pets, visit friscohumanesociety.com.

PETS & THEIR PEOPLE Post stories and photos about the four-legged friend in your life on neighborsgo.com, and you might see them in an upcoming edition.

whole new kitty, even quite frisky at times and likes to play with feather toys. The only thing left for her to do is to find a forever home. Kathryn Horner contributes on behalf of the Frisco Humane Society.


Pet of the Week: Avalon  

Cuddly calico cat in need of a permanent home

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