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December 2018

Vol. 6 Issue 12

STONEBRIDGE RANCH NEWS The official publication of the Stonebridge Ranch Community Association, Inc.

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Welcome Kelli Koehler!

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Annual Assessments Due Jan. 1

For 2019 the flat rate assessment is $765

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End-of-Year Compliance Reminders

Trash screening guideline update goes into effect Jan. 1

December 2018 Social Events

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Save the Date January 2019 events

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What Fun We Have!

Check out the photos from one of our most popular annual events

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New mobile-friendly website

Communications Committee oversees redesign of www.stonebridgeranch.com

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Cover Photo by Erica Lee

At the 2017 Tree Lighting Ceremony, Santa paused for a belly laugh with some cheery holiday friends. We hope you’ll join us for this year’s festive event on Thursday, Dec. 6. See p. 28 in this issue for details.


F ROM T HE P RESIDENT By the time you read this newsletter, our new web site should be available for everyone’s use. It has been completely redesigned and includes the long awaited search feature and is mobile

device friendly. Our annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony will take place on Thursday, December 6 from 5:00-8:00 pm with the tree lighting at 6:30 pm. I hope you will be able to join us for this always great event.

Board Meeting The Board meeting of October 11, 2018 was called to order at 1:00 pm. All Board members were present. The meeting began with a Homeowners Open Forum. No homeowners appeared. The next item of business was to ratify the minutes of the previous Board meeting and all decisions made since the last Board meeting.

Old Business The Board was updated on the activities regarding TXDot’s 380 project proposals. We held one presentation for interested homeowners on the new revisions to TxDOT’s plans and how they impact Stonebridge Ranch. We also met with TxDOT on Oct. 20 to discuss how their plans impact Stonebridge Ranch. We continue to stay involved in activities to insure the interests of Stonebridge Ranch are presented to decision making entities We also reviewed and updated, where necessary, guidelines concerning Pickleball Courts usage, Common Area usage, Tennis Courts usage, and Inclement Weather for Social Events.

annual fixed assessment. Also, if you have a sub-association in your village, it determines the additional rate you will pay to the sub-association and it may or may not increase.

Executive Session The Board reviewed and approved the monthly foreclosure report. We also reviewed the Collections Committee report, the Violations report, and the Projects report. We reviewed and approved the report of the Appeals Committee. Thirteen violations were presented to the Board for review and approval. Twelve were denied and one tabled for further discussion (painted brick on homes—not permitted): one for fence that does not meet guidelines, one for non-approved color on siding, two for unapproved roofs, three for non-matching color on gutters (must match trim), and one for fence maintenance, one for bare spots in yard, one for garage door repair, one for rust stains down side of home, and one for a denied improvement. We received an update on several outstanding legal issues.

Association Reports Board Liaisons presented updates on committee activities reflected in Committee minutes. The Director of Operations updated the Board on current and upcoming projects including insurance bids. We also reviewed our 2018 Strategic Plan progress to prepare for our Strategic Planning meeting held on Nov. 16. The meeting adjourned at 4:59 PM.

Jon Dell’Antonia President, Board of Directors

New Business The October 11 Board meeting was all about reviewing and approving the 2019 budget. The Board reviewed the proposed 2019 operating budget and the Repair and Replacement Reserve budget. After reviewing the proposed 2019 budgets, the Board voted an annual increase of $10 (1.3%) in the annual assessment rate for all property owners as recommended by the Finance Committee. The new rate will be $765. This rate increase will also apply to the tax value lots (we still have a few left from the beginnings of Stonebridge Ranch) as your assessment is tied to the assessed value of your property so it may increase but not to more than the

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Annual Assessments Due Jan. 1 As the largest homeowner’s association in North Texas, Stonebridge Ranch is well-known across our state. To maintain a premier community of this size requires a broad community effort and shared commitment. Annually, the Stonebridge Ranch homeowners, Board of Directors, and volunteer committee members contribute an impressive level of resources—monetary, as well as time and effort—to ensure that this association maintains a tradition of excellence. Due to the size of our community, our residents benefit from an economy of scale that isn’t possible in smaller associations. Soon, you will receive your annual assessment for the Stonebridge Ranch Community Association (SRCA) by mail. (You’ll receive it by e-statement if you have chosen the digital method in your private online account settings). As outlined by our governing documents, each owner of a platted lot is obligated to pay the assessment, which is due January 1. At their Oct. 11, 2018 meeting, the Board of Directors

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approved the association’s 2019 operating budget and, as advised by the Finance Committee, voted a 1.33% increase over last year to the annual flat rate assessment. This brings the flat rate assessment for 2019 to $765.

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eventually transfer to flat rate lots. The transfer occurs when the tax-value lot is sold by the original owner. For full details about the flat rate assessment vs. tax-value valuations, please refer to Article V of the Second Amended and Restated Master Declaration of Covenants, Conditions, and Restrictions for Stonebridge Ranch. You can find this document at www.stonebridgeranch.com. Article 5.3 instructs that the annual assessment rate may not increase more than 5% each year.

Tax-Value Lots Most homeowners in Stonebridge Ranch pay the flat rate assessment. However, some original homeowners in the villages built first in Stonebridge Ranch pay a different assessment amount based on tax value. For 2019, this rate is calculated by multiplying 0.28102504 times each $100 of assessed valuation (not to exceed $765). All tax-value lots in Stonebridge Ranch will

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Sub-Association Dues Some homeowners pay assessments to a village sub-association in addition to the master Stonebridge Ranch homeowner’s association. These are assessed separately from the master association fees and are voted by each sub-association’s Board. Villages with sub-associations are: Altamura Estates; Ballantrae; Bridge Point; Coronado; Emerald Heights; Fieldstone Place; Grand Traditions; Isleworth; Kings Lake; Lake Point; Live Oak; Muirfield Point; Stonebridge Estates; Summer Point; The Enclave; The Symphony; and Woodland Bridge. ◀


Online Payments for Your Convenience We offer multiple online payment options for paying your annual assessment. When you choose an online payment option, you help the Association “go green” by cutting down on paper waste, costs, and processing time. One-time e-check payment Pay your assessment for free, quickly and securely from anywhere.

Pay by credit or debit card Card payments are handled by a trusted third-party card processor. We accept MasterCard, American Express, Visa and Discover. You pay the credit or debit card processing fee, which is a bank fee and is not paid to the Association or management company.

Recurring ACH Enjoy ease and peace of mind, knowing this and future assessments will be paid automatically, on time. You incur no fees unless, for any reason, the payment is rejected by your bank. 1. For any of the above options, go to www.cmamanagement.com. 2. Sign in. (If you haven’t done so yet, register on the site.) 3. Go to the ‘Pay Assessments’ page to access your preferred option. The page is linked on the task bar at the top of the page.

We do not accept cash. But if you prefer not to pay online, no problem! Choose from one of three other payment options: IN PERSON with check or money order

Visit the association office at 6201 Virginia Parkway, McKinney, TX 75071. Office Hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Mon-Fri. The phone # is (214)733-5800.

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We’re In It Together: Year-End Compliance Reminders Our collected annual assessments fund a broad range of premier lifestyle services. These include everything from the maintenance of landscaping in common areas to the support provided by our professional staff. Though individual property owners are not responsible for the association’s daily operations, our homeowners do share one vital role: as caretakers for the cohesive appearance of Stonebridge Ranch across 74 distinct villages. No one person or group can ensure that our community remains visually beautiful over time. This responsibility belongs to everyone who calls a small piece of Stonebridge Ranch “home”. As we wrap up our 30th Anniversary year—one for the memory books!—please pay attention to these important reminders regarding property upkeep. Exterior Projects: Compliance Required Replacing your fence? Thinking about installing play equipment for your kids? Homeowners must comply with community guidelines regarding exterior home improvement projects. There are two documents you need to refer to when planning a project. These are the SRCA Modification Design Guidelines and the guidelines for your specific village. Note: > You will find the current version of these documents at www.stonebridgeranch.com. We recommend you always refer to the online version of the documents rather than saving the files to your computer for later reference. Design Guidelines are subject to periodic change by vote of the Board of Directors. You want to be sure you are following the current version of these documents. > In all cases homeowners must follow the most restrictive guideline, which is often found in the documents specific to each neighborhood. Village guidelines are designed to protect each neighborhood’s unique look and feel in conjunction with the overall appearance of Stonebridge Ranch.

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> In many cases, you need to submit a Modification Application to the Modifications Committee AND receive the committee’s approval prior to starting your exterior improvement project. In an effort to save homeowners’ time, the Board has approved a list of projects which do not require an approved application so long as you follow the SRCA Modification Design Guidelines and your village guidelines. For a list of which projects require an approved application and which simply require compliance, please visit www.stonebridgeranch.com. You Have a Support Team Upon buying a property here, every homeowner in Stonebridge Ranch automatically becomes responsible for the community’s guidelines. This is why we make the association documents publicly available at all times on our website. A prospective homeowner can review all of our guidelines at their leisure prior to purchasing a home here. However, homeowners need not feel alone in trying to locate, understand, and implement the correct guideline for every home modification. The association provides a professional compliance staff to support owners at every step of the process. Not sure which exterior project requires application submittal? Contact your village’s compliance coordinator. Not sure where to find the guideline that relates to your specific project? Contact your village’s compliance coordinator. Confused by what the guideline says? Contact your village’s compliance coordinator. Not sure what documentation you need to provide with your Modification Application? Contact your village’s compliance coordinator. The list of the ways your compliance coordinator can help you goes on and on. Similarly, the purpose of the Modification Committee is not simply to approve or deny Modification Applications submitted by homeowners. Instead, the committee exists to help everyone ensure their own projects comply with all


guidelines. The association offers this support so you can avoid costly mistakes of noncompliance. Our volunteer homeowners study all community guidelines and meet regularly as a team to discuss applications. If you receive a Modification Application denial from the committee and have questions, wish to resubmit, or wish to appeal, who should you contact? Contact your village’s compliance coordinator. Please see p. 13 in this issue for a list of villages and the contact information for your assigned coordinator. Hot Topic: Trash Tote Screening Important reminder! This year, the Board of Directors approved a revision to the SRCA Modification Design Guidelines regarding the screening of trash totes. This revision has been communicated multiple times through official SRCA communication channels and will go into effect next month. You’ll see the updated portion of the guideline below in red. The rest of the Trash Tote/ Recycling Bins guideline did not change. Simply put, as of Jan. 1, 2019, stored trash totes may not be visible from public street view. They must be completely screened.

TRASH TOTE/RECYCLE BINS Guideline as of Jan. 2019 > Trash Tote/Recycle Bins shall not be viewed from the street (as viewed from any street side of your home) and shall be stored in one of the following locations: 1. In the garage. 2. Behind a six (6) foot cedar privacy fence screened from public view. 3. In the alley up against your house or fence. 4. In the side yard behind the front building line and screened by large dense evergreen shrubs. The density of the evergreen shrubs must provide a complete screen of the totes as viewed from the street. Trash totes may not be stored in the driveway (exception: alley lots). 5. Trash/recycle tote fencing may be installed as detailed in the fencing guideline section E [of the Modification Design Guidelines]. To summarize the change: shrubs and bushes will continue to be permitted as screening devices on the side

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As of Jan. 1, 2019, stored trash totes may not be visible from public street view. They must be completely screened.

of the home on the condition that they provide complete cover from the front and side public street view. One example of what this means? A crepe myrtle tree or sparse shrubs will not be permitted as a screening because they do not fully cover trash and recycling bins from public street view. (As always, note that some village guidelines include further restrictions regarding trash and recycling tote storage. In all cases, the most restrictive guideline

must be followed.) Notably, Trash Tote Screening is one of the items on the association’s “Do Submit a Modification Application” list. (You can find the list at www.stonebridgeranch. com.) This means that if your trash tote screening needs to be updated by Jan. 1 to meet the guideline, you need to first submit an application and receive Modification Committee approval for your screening update of choice. This process is meant to protect you. When you follow the approval steps, the professional staff and committee volunteers are able to work on your behalf to ensure your plans are compliant. As always, we thank all homeowners for their participation in safeguarding our property values by adhering to community standards. We accomplish the task of beautification—a notable undertaking given the large size of our community and the variety of our villages—when we work together! If you have questions about the trash tote screening guideline or any other design or compliance issue, please don’t hesitate to contact your compliance coordinator.◀

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YOUR VILLAGE, YOUR COORDINATOR

Rev. Oct. 2018

Maintaining the premier appearance of the association requires committent over time. Our collective attention to guidelines is never done but is always ongoing. Because of this, your compliance coordinator is a great person for you to know and communicate with about projects and notices. Each coordinator studies the community guidelines in depth and has the skills and background to walk you through the Modification Application process. Don’t know who is assigned to help your village? See below to find the contact info for your village’s current compliance coordinator. For general questions, call the association office at 214.733.5800 or Customer Care at 972.943.2828.

Autumn Ridge Adriatica Aspendale Bridge Point Cascades Coronado Cypress Crossing Hillsborough Lakeside Crossing Live Oak Regents Park Saddlehorn Creek Saddlehorn Ridge Stone Canyon Stratford Manor Summer Point Tanglewood Waterbury Wildwood Crossing

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Welcome, Kelli Koehler! In October 2018, we welcomed Kelli Koehler to the Stonebridge Ranch team in the role of Compliance Supervisor. Kelli was born and raised in Garland, TX. She began her career in property management in multi-family dwellings. She brings years of experience to her new role and is excited to join the staff at association office at 6201 Virginia Parkway. She notes, “One thing that impressed me on my first day was all the smiles people gave me. Everyone here seems so positive and ready to support the team.” Kelli shares a son and a daughter with her boyfriend of 15 years, Michael. When she’s not on the job, she enjoys cooking and eating great food. “Every week I’m on my phone looking for the next four-star restaurant,” she says with a laugh. “Five-star is the best, but I’m just not too picky.” Though Mexican is her favorite cuisine, she likes many others. She often chooses random locations on Google Maps

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and then “zooms in” to look for the nearest restaurant with high reviews. She’s discovered some great local kitchens using this creative method. She also likes to scan Pinterest for recipes and enjoys baking with her daughter when she has the time. Since her kids play volleyball and soccer, she’s often on the go to their games. Kelli oversees four compliance coordinators on behalf of the Stonebridge Ranch Community Association (SRCA). Each is assigned to assist different villages in Stonebridge Ranch. They do so by supporting homeowners through the Modification Applications process, reviewing all property exteriors in Stonebridge Ranch on a two-week rotating schedule, and answering homeowner questions regarding the SRCA governing documents and Modification Design Guidelines. Though the coordinators play a vital role in helping us maintain the premier look and feel of our community, the task cannot be accomplished without the support of all our homeowners! We thank everyone for adherence to SRCA guidelines as we work together

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to keep Stonebridge Ranch looking beautiful. As a reminder, the compliance coordinators adhere to the following best practices when conducting routine village inspections. The coordinators remain in their cars at all times. They drive their personal vehicles, which are marked clearly on both sides with the familiar Stonebridge Ranch “SB” logo. Sometimes you may see a coordinator’s car paused at the side of the road as they take notes or upload photos to our online system; this is normal operating procedure. When the coordinators are invited to visit a specific property to assist a homeowner during the Modification Application process, they make an appointment with the homeowner and complete their visit in teams of two during normal business hours (M-F, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.). To learn which coordinator is assigned to your village, check out the designation list on p. 13 of this issue.◀

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SRCA Launches Mobile-Friendly Website In 2018, the Communications Committee initiated an exciting project under the direction of the Board of the Stonebridge Ranch Community Association (SRCA). The volunteers oversaw the building of a new website for use by SRCA residents. By now as you read this article (if the launch date has gone according to schedule), homeowners who visit www.stonebridgeranch. com will notice many changes to the site.

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The primary purpose of the recent update is to help our online visitors more quickly and easily locate a broader range of association information. Out of all SRCA communication channels, the website is the most robust platform where current and potential residents can get answers to questions about life in our community. Our hope is that the average site visitor will find the details they need right at their fingertips. We hope you’ll check it out and familiarize yourself with the new content now available.

New Features The new site includes a number of updated features (not limited to the following). > The redesigned website is mobile-friendly, making it easier to view on smartphones and tablets. Analytics show that less than half of our site visitors use desktop computers, so the committee considered this an essential change. > The site is structured with the needs of unique people groups in mind. When you go to the

homepage at www.stonebridgeranch.com, begin by scrolling to the bottom of the page. You’ll see links to information hubs for: Resident Homeowners, Leasing Homeowners, Renting Tenants, Realtors, and Prospective Residents. Not sure what you need to know about the SRCA? These hubs are the perfect place to start your search. We’ve worked to organize the hubs around typical questions and to help correct common misperceptions and issues. > We updated the site using the new branding guidelines established in 2017 when the committee redesigned the Stonebridge Ranch News magazine and SRCA e-blasts. Now all our major communication channels have a similar look and feel. > You’ll notice increased Search functionality at the website. Now the Search feature is available at all times on the top of every website page, and it scans the live text on the webpages as well as saved text in PDF documents linked to the site. For example, if you type the phrase “Board of Directors” into the search bar, you’ll see results for multiple webpages as

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well as recorded governing documents which outline Board responsibilities.

One Site Becomes Two Before the website redesign, the SRCA site combined a “front end” and a “back end”. The front end contained all publicly-available SRCA information. After login on the back end, homeowners were able to tie into functionality used by our professional management company, CMA, to access their private accounts. Recently, as the Communications Committee was working on the SRCA web update, CMA also improved their website functionality and ease of use. Today visitors will continue to visit www.stonebridgeranch.com to learn all public information about our association. But to access their private accounts with CMA, homeowners will click the “Homeowner Account Login” button available at the top-right on every SRCA webpage. This links to the new CMA website. Once there, homeowners can log in to access all the convenient and private functions that they are used to—such as online bill pay and the online

Modification Application process. Homeowners will notice that the CMA website underwent a facelift as well, with crucial account functions easier to find than ever. Feel free to bookmark both websites in your browser if you visit them frequently.

Questions? If you have questions about the website redesigns or have trouble finding the answers you need, please don’t hesitate to call our support staff. For questions related to the www. stonebridgeranch.com website and the information you find there, call the association office at 214.733.5800. For questions related to your private online account, call the CMA Customer Care team at 972.943.2828. ◀

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The 1st Annual Autumn

Gala

was hosted by THE GYM McKinney, owned by Dan and Myrna Judge for their clients at the end of October ushering in the 2018 holiday season. The evening was an appreciation to all the clients of The GYM McKinney. “We are always humbled when given an opportunity to serve others and the formal GALA was Myrna and my way of giving back,” said Dan Judge. The private fitness club requires an appointment to visit. “Of course, we welcome anyone interested to call us,” added Myrna. The evening was such a success that attendees asked for a repeat! We are currently planning another Gala for Valentine’s Day. The “My Romance Gala” will be February 16, 2019 and will be open to those interested in an elegant evening out. Tickets start at $100.00 per person, prepaid by December 31, 2018. There is limited seating, for more information visit thegymmckinney.com. Guests at the Gala dressed in high style, Stonebridge residents, Mike and Devra Kelly, owners of The Mutt Puddle in McKinney brought romance in the form of Devra’s elegant wrist corsage of tea lilies and white roses to accompany Mike’s classic white rose boutonniere. The event required semi-formal attire and Devra’s dress embodied the essence and beauty of it in a custom made Mike and Devra Kelly mid-century classic design with open turquoise embroidered bodice with silk threading and dupioni silk mid calf length skirt.

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Palates were pleased with Beef Tenderloin over Crispy Potato Croquette delicately crowned with a Peppercorn Brandy Sauce. Contemporary Jazz stylings moved the crowd with ballads and bluesy beats. Michael LeVan’s Trio were flown in from southern California specifically for the spectacular evening and played from his latest CD, “A Different Shade of Blue,” which all guests received a copy of to enjoy long after the evening ended.

George Truman and Lisa Esqueda


The venue, THE GYM McKinney, transformed into an autumn wonderland for the evening. 3600 Eldorado Pkwy. D-1, McKinney, TX 75070 | thegymmckinney.com | 469-435-0369 STONEBRIDGE RANCH NEWS December 2018

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December 2018

Social Scene 20th Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony

Thursday, December 6 5 to 8 p.m., Beach & Tennis Club 6201 Virginia Parkway

“I love the friends I have made here & the staff! They are so helpful & friendly. They have so many activities, I never get bored. It truly feels like home. Overall – I just love living here, it is the place to be!”

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Bring your family to this magical annual event where you can take your child’s picture with Santa and Mrs. Claus. The event is free to Stonebridge Ranch residents and includes horse and carriage rides, a petting zoo, storytelling, hot cocoa and cookies, a DJ playing carols, and costumed entertainers including a Toy Soldier, Frosty the Snowman, penguins, the Grinch, and more. We’ll also have a Santa’s Mailbox. Be sure to prep ahead so your child can bring a letter for Santa to take back to the North Pole. Activities will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. The Tree Lighting ceremony will begin at 6:30 p.m. Donations in the form of unwrapped gifts will be collected and given to the Salvation Army Angel Tree Program. Our goal this year is to be able to pass along 200 donated gifts from SRCA residents. We will also be accepting non-perishable food donations. If you cannot attend the event and would like to donate a gift or a canned good, the association office will accept items until December 15. Visit us at 6201 Virginia Parkway (M-F, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.).


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Book Club

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Monday, December 10 7 to 8 p.m., Community Room 6201 Virginia Parkway

At our December Book Club meeting, we’ll discuss One Day in December by Josie Silver. We are a small, friendly group, and we love to meet new people. You are welcome even if you haven’t read or finished the book. For next month’s book selection, check the event calendar at www.stonebridgeranch.com. Send book ideas to dwiest@cmamanagement.com.

Evening Bingo Tuesday, December 11 7 to 9 p.m., Community Room 6201 Virginia Parkway

It’s a great time to make new friends! Please join us for an evening of bingo and prizes in the Community Room. Light snacks and refreshments will be served. Seating is limited to the first 40 who sign up online at http://whoozin.com/M3P-63V-QY6P. This event is for adults only. Stonebridge Ranch residents get in free and may bring up to one non-resident guest. Guests pay a $5 entry fee.

Coffee, Cars & Cycles Saturday, December 15 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m., circle drive 6201 Virginia Parkway

You don’t need to be a car or coffee lover to join

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Buying local makes a lot of cents.

Every time you shop and dine in McKinney, sales tax revenue stays in our community to support quality of life projects like local parks, recreational facilities and annual events. It’s money well spent.

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Coffee, Cars & Cycles Saturday, December 15 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m., circle drive 6201 Virginia Parkway

You don’t need to be a car or coffee lover to join us for our monthly resident meet-up. You can come out just to meet some friendly neighbors! We serve coffee, burritos and donuts in the Community Room. We meet rain or shine, and you are welcome to bring your classic/fancy car, chopper or motorcycle to park in the circular drive. This event coincides with our monthly bring one, take one Book, CD & DVD Exchange. (Don’t forget—we also host a weekly coffee group called Coffee Talk. It meets Wednesdays in the Community Room from 9:30 to 11 a.m.)

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Thursday, December 27 10 a.m. to Noon, Community Room 6201 Virginia Parkway

Start your day off right on Thursday, Dec. 27 with a morning of fun and prizes! We’re meeting in the Community Room at the Beach Club from 10 a.m. to noon to play Bingo. Winners earn $5 gift cards, and light snacks and beverages are provided. This is an adult-only, alcohol-free event. Stonebridge Ranch residents play for free and may bring up to two non-resident guests. Guests pay a $5 fee. Seating is limited to the first 40 who sign up, so hurry to RSVP at http://whoozin.com/CR9-PHE-NT9E.


3 Siblings. Only 1 Dinner.

All over North Texas, hardworking families are coming up short on food and having to make tough choices. In fact, one in every four kids is at risk of going hungry. Thankfully, you can help. This holiday season, every dollar donated to the North Texas Food Bank will be doubled to provide six nutritious meals to hungry kids, families, and seniors. Help add a happy ending to this story.

$1 feeds 3 hungry kids. Donate at ntfb.org/give STONEBRIDGE RANCH NEWS December 2018

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