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Life in

Summer 2015 XVIX

Our Community

Shadows in my Rearview Mirror Forgive but Never Forget Who You Are Journey to Dream Play “Find Mr. Bill”!

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Go with the Flow

By JaLynn West Aaaah, it’s summer time in North Texas. During this season our pace slows down a bit and we spend more time with our family. Regardless of our budget, we find a place to get away so that we can reconnect with our loved ones. This requires us to shift gears and relearn the concept, ”Go with the flow” (surviving the challenge of the family dynamics 24/7). I’m always reminded of Chevy Chase’s family adventures in the movie Vacation and the many sequels. They drive across the countryside, Dad with a schedule and in a race to see how quickly he can get to the next destination. Mom is the family referee while the kids argue in the back seat. We play games to occupy our time and beg Dad to stop so we can take a breather from the aroma of family time in the small spaces of a car. Some of my favorite childhood vacations were spent in Roswell, New Mexico with two of my favorite cousins, Pam and Renee. Since we were so much older and more mature, Pam and I rarely wanted Renee to hang out with us. She was 3-4 years our junior and far too “uncool” (sorry Renee). Growing up in a family owned business, we worked mornings at the Ozarka Water franchise my uncle owned, where we got more water in the sink than in the one gallon bottles we attempted to fill. Afternoons were spent leisurely at the community pool, splashing in the cool water as a respite from the hot New Mexico sun. We were typically loud and rowdy, devoting many evenings to banging on the piano, singing, dancing and laughing until we were in stitches. Our midnight snacks of raiding the refrigerator were a ritual, and I’m pretty sure that we weren’t all that quiet, recalling the spilled food and laughter. I LOL when I recall these special memories. Pam, Renee and I still stay in touch, as I do with most of my cousins. We’ve grown up and moved geographically but the heart has no boundaries. They, as well as so many other family members and close friends, have been a pillar for me as I said good bye to my parents this year. So this issue is dedicated to my beautiful and oh so groovy parents, family, and those who’ve become my extended family. I hope this inspires you to go with the flow and simply enjoy this time of your life with your loved ones. It makes life more fun! From the heart, JaLynn West

“OOOh nOOO” - Where’s Mr. Bill ? Find Mr. Bill somewhere in this issue of OUR COMMUNITY MAGAZINE. He may be obvious and he may not be…. Don’t over think it – but be conscious as he may be anywhere in the issue. Mr. Bill may be in a photograph at someone’s business, he may be in an article, he may be on the road traveling around our community, he may be in a local restaurant have a cool beverage. When you think you find Mr. Bill’s picture, you have to E-MAIL “Mr. Bill” with the PAGE NUMBER, and description of where you think he is. Bill@TNTpromos.biz This will time stamp each entry email and the first one to correctly identify the location of Mr. Bill will win a $100.00 shopping spree at TNT PROMOTION. You may use this for part of, or your entire purchase. However the certificate has no monetary value. Only good for TNT Promotions purchases only. Only one winner will be declared. Winner may not transfer this to any other person and must be used by winner or winner’s employer. OUR COMMUNITY MAGAZINE will send out and email and a FACE BOOK post when the winner is announced. TNT PROMOTIONS will also post the winner on FACE BOOK.

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So stay tuned for more clues as to “where’s Mr. Bill”. Bill@TNTpromos.biz


The Changing Classroom: Traditional Paths to Higher Education Meets the 21st Century Student

By Mike Fickling According to a 2013 Associated Press study, about 29 percent of those who started college that year are no longer taking classes toward a degree. They started with a dream of higher education as their promise to a rewarding job and career, but life got in their way and the dreams faded. These former students found themselves living day to day at the expense of dreams for their future. Americans have long held that everyone has a right to a college education, but the traditional classroom experience prohibits those with working schedules, families, or limited funds. National American University has answers. National American University (NAU) offers a wide selection of opportunities designed to help students get their degree by combining online courses with the campus classroom structure. This flexible study plan is as diverse as the needs of the students, offering relevant degree programs that lead to success in the real world. NAU offers over 60 degree programs to help prepare students for today’s top growing industries, including business, information technology, healthcare, and more. There is much more to the program than simply bringing the classroom to the students, however. From day one, students at NAU receive one-on-one advice from a personal advisor who takes the time to explain not only their degree plan, but is there as a mentor to help motivate and encourage them. Whether it’s time management, family issues, financial planning, or any of the personal challenges a student is facing, the advisor is proactive with their assistance and just a phone call away. NAU understands that earning your degree is about more than just pursuing your passions. Helping to maintain the day-to-day discipline for students is an important role for the NAU student advisors and helps keep students from feeling so isolated or becoming complacent with their study habits. The best part is that these mentors are available to students from the day they enroll until the day they graduate. A university designed for you. Since 1941, NAU has provided degree programs that not only help students reach their goals but also prepare them for success in real-world careers. Life is busy, but NAU understands. They stand ready to offer students options that make sense for their life, as well as helping them get the credits they might have earned from other colleges, military trainings and other real-world experiences. As a comprehensive technical and professional institution of higher learning, the university responds to the changing needs of students, employers, and their communities by providing undergraduate and graduate programs and continuing education opportunities to serve an evolving global society. You deserve an education. We provide the opportunity. That’s the American Way.


Retirement Savings Plans Made Easy By Shelly Dodge

Saving for retirement is a lifelong venture that requires hard work, planning and dedication. Working with a knowledgeable professional, who has your best interest at heart, is a great place to begin. Saving for retirement can seem daunting when the end goal appears so significant or distant. However, with an organized strategy and achievable objectives, saving for a comfortable retirement can become attainable. It is important to get familiar with available resources, such as 401(k) plans, pension plans, social security benefits and more. Often, there are actions people can take to help enhance their retirement savings strategy requiring little to no effort. The hardest part is becoming aware of these resources and how to take advantage of them. In a world of ever-changing rules, consulting a financial professional for help can save you time, money and hassle. There are strategies for investing in the markets and strategies for people who need help to lessen the overall risk in their investments. I can help guide you to the strategy best suited for your needs. For a fresh approach to your financial success, contact Shelly Dodge today at Visionary Financial Group at 972-539-0002. Securities and Investment advisory services are offered through NEXT Financial Group Inc. Member FINRA/SIPC. Visionary Financial Group is not an affiliate of NEXT Financial Group Inc.

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Pick up your free copy at any of Our Community Distributors Here are businesses and locations around town who distribute Our Community Magazine. Please contact JaLynn if you would like to become a distributor and we’ll promote you too! Lewisville ABC Vet Adecco Anna’s Alterations Badger’s BBQ Barber Shop Batteries + Bulbs Beaseley’s Jewelry Big Jack’s BBQ Blue Anjou Brian’s Automotive Repair Bridal Boutique Care Now Carter Blood Care Cato Fashions Chick-fil-A Children’s Advocacy Center City Garage Cleaning for a Reason Colonial Savings Comfort Smiles Community Care Pharmacy Community Pet Outreach CoWork Suites DATCU D & D Collectibles Donut Palace Einstein Bro’s Bagels Family Dental Care Fat Cow BBQ Firehouse Subs Firestone Automotive Fuzzy’s Tacos Goodyear Great Clips Green Massage Good Times Cajun Good Year H & R Block Hair Envy Hampton Inn Suites Huffine’s in Lewisville Janice James, Keller Willims Kellie Stokes, Freedom Title Korner Cafe Lake Cities Motors La Montage Gallery Lewisville Dentist Lewisville Public Library Legacy Salon Lewisville Chamber of Commerce Lewisville City Hall Lewisville Senior Center Lewisville Volkswagen Dealership Main Street Salons Marco’s Pizza McFarland Oral Surgery MCL Grand Theater Medical Center of Lewisville Meyer Heating and Air MRI Specialty Clinic Miracle Home Health Care

Mobility Health Care Quest Diagnostics The Pain Clinic, Dr DeSilva Panda Express Pre- med Care Regency Beauty Institute Re/Max Advantage Re/Max Cross Country Repairs Unlimited Robert Payne Photography William Peck & Associates Rusty Beagle Salons by JC Square One Subway (various locations) Tierney’s Café & Tavern Urgent Care Velvet Snout Verizon Wireless Vicker’s Oral Surgery Vista Ridge Chiropractor We = You YouFit Lewisville Youth and Family Counseling Watchdog Solutions Flower Mound 5 Star Cleaners Alfa Nails Allegiance Title Anne Lakusta, Keller Williams ART House Associates in Periodontics Back in Time Barber Shop Baskin Robins Ice Cream Baylor Family Medical Center Bella Nail Salon Bill Collins with Edward Jones Blissful Bark Bridlewood Club House Bocelli’s Burgers & Brats Café Green Bean Carol’s Cards & Gifts Capital One Cardiovascular Specialists Celebrations & Invitations Cloud 9 Salon & Spa C9 Boutique Cool Cuts 4 Kids Family /staffing Solutions Flower Mound Senior Center Freedom Title Fuzzy’s Tacos Chick-fil-A Chilis Center of Dermatology Chiro One Wellness Center Choice Building Solutions Coldwell Banker, Jeanetta Collier Cross Timbers Animal Medical Center Curves Cutting Edge Physical Therapy

DATCU Dazzle Dental Care Deluxe Nails Driver’s Edge Egg & I Element Therapeutic Massage Elite Dental Care Elite Hair and Spa Elsey & Elsey Law Firm Envy Nails Enzo’s NY Pizza Extravaganza Gifts Fantastic Sams Fidelitiy National Title Flower Mound Chamber of Commerce Flower Mound Dental Flower Mound Pharmacy Flower Mound Nail Spa Flowers on the Mound Floyd’s Barber Shop Foot Solutions Foster Chiropractic Hair Diddle Diddle Health Kick Jenny Lane Bakery Jersey Mike’s Subs J-Kin Donuts J Nails Johnny Brusco’s Judy Butler, State Farm Insurance Dr. Kiran Harpavat Kris Tees t-shirts Kwik Kar Wash and Detail LA Tan La Peep Lifetime Family Medicine LISD Admin Luxury Nails Market Street Massage Envy Mathnasium Max Health Family Medicine MacFarland Orthodontics Medical Center of North Texas Mel’s Barber Shop Messina’s Shoe Repair Dr. Monica Olivier Dr. Jack Johnson Dr. Steven Titensor, DDS My Fit Foods My Ideal Real Estate, Sandy Luedke My Ideal Weight Center NCTC Nationwide Insurance Northstar Diagnostic North Texas OB-GYN Obstetrics Gynecology & Assoc. Orthopedia Physical Therapy Oval Dental Palm Beach Tan Post Net Premier Gallery

Quail Hollow Tack Quest Diagnostics Quizno’s Rambling Oaks Courtyard Re/Max, DFW Rhodes Team, Keller Williams Sew Write Snazzy Cleaners Sports Clips Subway Swirl Bakery Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Gift Shop Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital The Tutoring Center Todd Weaver Real Estate Town Center Chiropractic Town View Dental Care Turner’s Martial Arts Turning Point Dance Studios Weichert Realtors Which Wich Wild Birds Unlimited Wine Down WineStyles WinKids Yellow Rose YMCA Highland Village Animal Medical Center Apricot Lance Blue Goose Cantina Brightside Boutique Discount Tire Dunkin Donuts Excite Gym H & R Block Highland Nail & Spa Java Juice Kolache Bakery Luxury Nails Massage Life Center My HV Dentist Nestle Tollhouse Palio’s Rapid Med Rockfish Salons on 407 Salon Vincent Snuffers Potbelly Phillip Senhart DDS Splurge Salon The Flour Shop Tutor Time WalMart Lantana Lantana Pediatrician Country Lake Family Dental Kroger Pharmacy Dallas The Schlichting Group, Dallas


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Forgive but Never Forget Who You Are

By Amanda Hall Confidence is believing that you yourself is undeniably beautiful. Not in appearance nor opinions but by your own reflection of who you are and have become. It’s not about others satisfaction of what you do but how you hold yourself. Confidence is about placing yourself in your own standards, in your own boundaries that make you yourself comfortable. Comfort lies in knowing who you are and not allowing anyone to take away from your character. Everyone is breathtaking but no one should control the seconds that you breathe. No one should control the things that either give you pure joy or the utmost sadness. You, yourself, create the memories that fill you with life. Explore new things and find new people that inspire you, that make you want to be a better person. I have always believed that if I said nothing to no one that there would be no just reason for someone to judge myself in any way. The mistake was believing that lie I kept telling myself. We are all humans and in effect we will all point out someone else’s faults, we will make someone feel their lowest when we could have made them feel true happiness. You just tore down their confidence while they had to build up walls for themselves. Make others feel like they have a place in others hearts. Not only love yourself but give others the same respect. In return they will have increasing confidence and you will feel the same ambiance that you just gave them. Be patient with them. It is hard to build a house when the walls keep falling down. Keep reminding them to live in the moment. Their worries won’t make the bad days any easier. Then tell them to lift their face up to the sky and realize that they are here for a reason. They can choose to make their many years wonderful, just like you can choose to make yours.

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Health Experts Team Up By Lori Fickling Want to get on the path to better health but don’t know where to start? Meet Bee Christ, massage therapist, and Pauletta Collins, esthetician - two people who will start you on the right track toward health and wellness. Bee (Birgit) Christ has been focused on health, nutrition, and training for her clients for more than 20 years, and she has a passion for massage therapy. She is certified in sports, orthopedic, lymphatic, and pre- and post-natal massage, and uses all organic products. Believing that massage therapy assists with body alignment and body awareness, she uses it to treat back and neck issues, allergies, fibromyalgia, remove toxins, and help with many other problems, and she tailors each massage to fit the needs of the client. Bee emphasizes that whether you’re seeking help in healing an injury, releasing tension and stress, or pampering yourself with the gift of mindful, therapeutic work, massage is an effective way to facilitate positive change in your body, mind and spirit. Growing up, Pauletta L. Collins was a tomboy who never worried about makeup. Now she’s a skin care professional who has a passion for helping women learn to love their skin. She’s a licensed esthetician whose specialties include customized facials, body treatments, microdermabrasion, chemical peels, body waxing, eyebrow shaping, micro-current skin tightening, permanent makeup and eyelash extension, and eyebrow/ eyelash tinting. Pauletta received her Bachelors of Science degree in Business Administration, but once she received her license to practice skincare, that became her passion. She loves teaching women how to take care of their skin and how to use makeup to enhance their natural beauty, not simply to cover up flaws. Her goal is to educate women and to get them back to basics. Not only does she focus on what’s best for her clients, she only sells products that she has tried and endorses. Bee and Pauletta want women to know that with health, as in life, knowledge is power. To help you become more knowledgeable about your own beauty and wellbeing, and get on the road to optimal health, they have teamed up to offer a special. They are offering a one hour massage and a one hour facial for only $120! Learn more about Bee at birgitchrist.massagetherapy.com and find Pauletta at beautyaxcents.com.

Pros and Cons of Business Networking By Sandy Luedke

Is going to business networking beneficial or is it a big waste of time? Many people that attend one or two networking meetings wonder if it’s really worth their time. To answer this question you need to consider three things. The first consideration is Attitude. Not the other people’s attitude but your own. You cannot consider going to business networking meetings as a cost or waste of time. It is an investment. Like most investments it takes a while to mature. So, understand how you approach going to the meetings is more important than who you may meet. Your attitude is more important than your smile. People respond to people that appear to be likable, interested and committed. Another attitude you must adopt is that you do not attend a business networking meeting to make sales. You may make a sale or two but that is not the primary objective. You are there to expand your network by getting to know other business people and thereby get to know their network. (A persons network is made up of all the people they know, both professionally and personally.) A second consideration is the experience of the organization. Business networking meetings are much like spring flowers. They pop up, they look nice, they’re very attractive, but in a short period of time they wither and disappear. Business networking leadership requires an amazing amount of commitment, time and organization skills. Meeting are easy to start but difficult to maintain because many professionals who network are easily distracted by a new “shiny object” and then move on when they find the meeting poorly run or doesn’t deliver results. The third and final consideration when looking into business networking meetings is a track record of generating results. Results (being defined as the continuous supply of high quality leads that turn into sales) are what every networker strives to achieve. When considering a networking meeting, if there is not a section of the meeting dedicated to acknowledgment and thanks of leads and how they translate into sales, then that meeting will most likely not be around for long. At PBN (Professional Business Networking) these qualities have been in practice for 15 years. If you are looking for a place filled with people who have great Attitudes, have been networking for many years, and have a track record of generating results, please come visit us. We meet every Wednesday, from 11:30am to 1:00pm at ….


LEWISVILLE FORD DEALERSHIP PRESENTS SCHOLARSHIPS TO OUTSTANDING STUDENTS On Tuesday, June 2, 2015 Sam Pack’s Five Star Ford Lewisville presented 2 students from Lewisville High School with a Ford Driving Dreams Scholarship. Students, Chelcy Renoso and Rosalie Gunnoe both received a $2000 scholarship on behalf of Sam Pack’s Five Star Ford Lewisville. Rosalie will be attending Texas A & M University, majoring in Chemical Engineering. Chelcy will be attending University of North Texas, majoring in Animation.

5 Star Ford Scholarship Recipients

The WISE Women of Communities In Schools of North Texas In 2012, the WISE auxiliary committee formed under Communities In Schools of North Texas. WISE stands for Women Investing in Success and Education and was formed with the purpose to help fundraise This year marks the second year if the Prom Project, similar to the Cinderella Project, accepts donated gently used formal gowns and dresses as well as accessories to be given to students who otherwise may not be able to purchase them. If you would like more information about the WISE Women of Communities In Schools of North Texas, please email us at wise@ cisnt.org. We look forward to working with you to support the success of students in North Texas. Because every child deserves a chance…

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“They always do what they promise, when they promise, and do it with grace...!” By Jamie Augenstein White

This is a direct quote from one of many satisfied customers of Village Professional Painters. Patrick McCoy has been in the business for over fifteen years and takes pride in his 100% satisfaction guarantee. He has been working with paint and color since 1995. Patrick is not a contractor by trade, his background is in management and customer service. Consequently, you will find that this business does things a bit differently than other paint contractors. They know that their responsibility extends beyond just putting paint on your home; it includes customer service as well. Their motto is “Your Home is our Portfolio!” The Project Manager will come to your home for a free color consultation. They will lead you step by step through the process and require no money down! Did you know that the State of Texas is the only state in the union that does not require contractors to be either licensed or insured? Village is fully insured, they believe in your protection and carry a $1,000,000 insurance policy. They will create a new identity for your home and take pride in making the entire experience a pleasure for you. As professional painters, they strive to exceed each client’s expectations in every facet of their relationship. Village Professional Painters is much more than just painters. Count on Village for: Color Consultation Conventional Painting (interior and exterior) Decorative Painting, Faux Finishing, Glazing, Staining, Minor Repairs, Tape, Bed, and Texture Cabinet Refinishing. The owner, Patrick, with his boyish good looks, high energy and great sense of humor is committed to giving back to our community. He is one of the first to volunteer where needed, whether chairing the Lewisville chamber golf tournament or volunteering to haul props for a community event. The Lewisville chamber honored Village Professional Painters Business of the Year for 2012!! If you want to redesign a room, painting is the easiest and least expensive way of accomplishing your goal. You’ll be able to entirely modify the look and feel of a room with simply a few hours’ worth of work. It is possible to invoke distinct feelings with various color styles. When deciding on a color for an area inside your home, take into consideration the room’s function. To create a more tranquil environment, select shades of greens and blues. If you yearn for a more dynamic feel go for reds and yellow. Colors are impactful! So the next time you decide to paint an area, consider the impression/ambience you would like to establish before you make your final color selections. To a business owner there is no higher satisfaction than a happy customer. Village Professional Painters is a business that full embraces this principle. “Village Professional Painters were very prompt. They were always on time from the first appointment when we met Patrick and received our estimate, to scheduling the work. We never had to wait on them and they finished the project right when they said they would. I have to admit, that is a first for us!” - (Mike S. Highland Village) For more information visit: http://villagepropainters.com.


Shadows in my Rearview Mirror By Bob Weir

It was during the late 1970’s, and NYC was experiencing a wave of robbery-homicides of taxi drivers. A team of 3 male blacks were killing cab drivers after forcing them to drive to Harlem neighborhoods and taking their cash. Since I was a member of a plainclothes undercover unit, I was assigned to drive a cab during the evening hours in Manhattan. The driving dexterity I had accumulated in countless stolen car chases in my Brooklyn precinct would surely be put to the test as a cab driver in the Big Apple. The plan was to publicize the fact that off duty cops were acting as decoys, therefore, potential thugs would be dissuaded from preying on cabbies. In order for the plan to work, we had to actually be taxi drivers, which meant picking up fares, driving them to their destinations and keeping a record of the money, and the tips. Each night, when I picked up my cab, I would head for the busiest streets of midtown Manhattan, with the “unoccupied” light on the roof. My .38 cal. Smith and Wesson, snub-nosed revolver was placed between my legs with the handle just barely visible and easily accessible. When I had a passenger in back of me (before they installed the bulletproof glass separators in cabs), I would drive with my left hand while resting my right hand on the stock of the pistol. I had worked for several nights without incident, moving people from uptown to downtown and all areas in between. Then, one night, I was flagged down by 3 black guys waving their hands and whistling on the opposite side of a wide avenue. I did the usual taxi driver stunt of cutting across traffic and nearly causing several collisions with fist-waving, horn-honking drivers. The three guys in their mid-twenties jumped in behind me and one of them barked, “A hundred-twenty-fifth Street and Amsterdam Avenue,” a location smack dab in the middle of Harlem. “Uh oh,” I thought, as I turned down the flag on the meter and pulled back into the traffic while grasping my weapon and steering with one hand. When I began to drive toward 8th Avenue, planning to stay on crowded streets all the way uptown, one of my passengers said, “Cut through the park, it’ll be faster that way!” Although he was correct, I didn’t want to be driving along the multi-curved, often deserted roadways of Central Park about midnight with 3 possible killers sitting behind me. I could barely make out the 3 shadowy figures in my rearview mirror as perspiration began to dampen my forehead. The grip on the wooden handle tightened and a sudden rush of adrenaline burst into my veins. Peering at the dimly lit, grimfaced reflections gave me a sense of impending doom. “How did I get myself into such a vulnerable position,” I asked myself. “Although my hand is on a loaded gun, they may have 3 cannons pointed at my head right now.” After taking a deep breath and bracing myself for the worst, I turned into the 850-acre forest that represents all that is left of the original landscape since Peter Minuet conned the native tribes into selling the island of Manhattan for $24. Realizing it was too late to make any adjustments to my situation, I decided that the best defense is a good offense, so I pressed down on the accelerator and hit those curves at 60 plus miles per hour. I figured it would be tougher for them to get a good aim at the back of my head if they were slamming into each other from right to left and back again as I speedily maneuvered through each hairpin turn with one hand, while making permanent impressions in the handle of my gun with the other. Suddenly, from one of the silhouettes in the rear seats, I heard, “Man, look at this cat go! We got ourselves a regular wheel man here.” They continued to rave about my one-handed dexterity, never aware that my other hand was occupied, and that my driving “skill” was motivated by fear. I exited the park amid pats on the shoulder from my cheering section, who told me it was the most exciting ride they had ever experienced. When I dropped them off, I was able to bring my pulse down a bit, but it spiked again when I noticed they had given me the largest tip since I started driving a cab. Incidentally, the stickup team was eventually captured after a set of fingerprints found on a taxi door was matched to one of them. No, they were not the same guys who careened through Central Park with me.

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Raspberry Swirled Peach Ice Cream

Ingredients • 1 pint of heavy whipping cream • 15 oz can Del Monte Sliced Peaches • 14 oz can Carnation Sweetened Condensed Milk • 1 teaspoon vanilla • 21 oz can Duncan Hines Wilderness Raspberry Pie Filling Instructions 1. Whip the pint of heavy whipping cream. 2. Drain the juice from the can of Del Monte Sliced Peaches and puree the peaches. 3. Fold the Carnation Sweetened Condensed Milk, vanilla and 1 cup of the peach puree into the whipped cream. 4. Pour the homemade peach ice cream into a loaf pan. 5. Puree the Duncan Hines Wilderness Raspberry Pie Filling. 6. Top the peach ice cream with ½ cup of the pureed raspberries. 7. Use a knife to swirl the raspberry puree. 8. Tightly cover the pan with plastic wrap and place it in the freezer for 8 hours or overnight, until firm.

Marco’s Pizza: A Slice of Savory in Every Bite

By JaLynn West “Friends don’t let friends eat bad pizza!” says Larry Kitchens, the owner of Marco’s Pizza in Lewisville. Since pizza is an American staple, we want to know why Marco’s Pizza is so mouth-watering-good? What separates predictable from delectable in the pizza world? Larry enthusiastically explains that the secret is in the dough. “The foundation of our business is the quality of our dough and our fresh ingredients.” Freshly made dough every day is the trademark of Marco’s Pizza as they pride themselves on authentic Italian artisan pizza, made with fresh, real ingredients and dough made in the store daily. Marco’s offers phone and online ordering for carry out and delivery as well as dine in and catering. They’re even BYOB if you dine in. The restaurant offers a great atmosphere for families and friends. Marco’s Pizza shares a Slice of Lewisville incentive by giving back to the community. They love to work with local schools, PTA’s and other non-profits, helping them with fundraisers. Stay tuned for their PTA Spirit Nights in the upcoming school year. Larry says it best, “It’s all about getting people involved.” Recent Testimonial about Marco’s of Lewisville: “I’m originally from New York and I’m Italian. I’ve lived in Dallas for 5 years and I think Marco’s pizza is the best pizza I’ve ever had.” Mary D. Marco’s Pizza is located at 1079 W. Round Grove Rd and Valley Pkwy (next to Tom Thumb). Call or order online: 972.221.5200 www.marcos.com


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DCFOF Taste for a Cause Robson Ranch HOA Business Expo

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Saturday


Greek Salad Wrap Serves 4

Ingredients: • 4 (10 inch) flour tortillas • 1 cup premade hummus • 2 cups chopped lettuce • 1 cup chopped cucumber • 1 large tomatoes, chopped • 1 (4 ounce) package crumbled feta cheese • 1⁄4 cup pitted ripe olives (optional)

• 1⁄4 cup Italian dressing Directions: • Spread tortillas with hummus. • Toss remaining ingredients in medium bowl. • Spoon lettuce mixture onto tortillas; wrap. • YUM!


Journey to Dream

By Jamie Augenstein White Journey to Dream was a vision that come true for Kim Hinkle and Kari Rusco. The two friends both worked in the corporate world but had hearts for helping troubled teens. The struggle within their own families prompted them into action and Journey to Dream became a reality in 2004. In August 2012 they began to dream even bigger. A young man named Kyle who was larger than life with his personality and his strong Christian values tragically lost his life that August. He was very active in Journey to Dream and was always the first one with a hug to give or a prayer to offer. Kyle’s Place was born from the young women’s dreams to further help troubled young people and also provide a place for homeless teens. Statistics state that one out of every three teens are approached by human traffickers within the first 48 hours of becoming homeless. There are in excess 400 homeless teens in Denton county alone. With Kyle’s Place those teens will be able to find a safe haven. Journey to Dream was awarded a $500,000 grant and with their fundraising efforts the agency is more than halfway toward matching that grant. If you would like to get involved in a wonderful charity please visit: journeytodream.com.

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Youth and Family Counseling

Youth and Family Counseling is a professional, compassionate and confidential agency offering quality mental health services to people of all income levels! They were named Non - Profit of the Year for 2013 by the Flower Mound and Lewisville Chamber of Commences and the Highland Village Business Association. Y&FC was founded in 1981 by the Police Chiefs of Lewisville, Flower Mound, and Highland Village. Their goal was to create a First Offender Program that would serve as a means to divert youthful offenders from the juvenile justice system. The First Offender Program has a proven track record of success over its 30 year history. Studies conducted by the cities of Lewisville and Highland Village show that the vast majority of participants do not get arrested a second time. The program has been duplicated in other cities throughout the state. Y&FC has two main fundraisers during the year. The biggest fund raiser is The Superhero Soiree which was held on June 26th at the MCL Grand. It was a fabulous evening featuring samplings from many great Denton County restaurants. In addition, the attendees enjoyed a DJ, dancing, a silent auction, raffles, and a costume contest. All proceeds help the agency continue to be able to offer counselling on a sliding scale, turning no one away! Eren Turner, the Executive Director, wants you to mark your calendars November 6th for the annual Tea Party and Wreath Auction. You will enjoy a wonderful pre-holiday luncheon bidding on your favourite wreaths. It is breath- taking to walk into a ballroom displayed with so many wreaths of every stunning design you could possibly imagine! Youth and Family Counseling is a 501(c)3 non-profit agency controlled by a Board of Directors made up of civic leaders in the community. For further information please visit their website: youthandfamilycounseling.org.


When Drugs Deplete Nutrients

By Dennis Song, RPh, CHC

Medications can be life saving. But take heed: They can also rob your body of nutrients you need. Nutrient loss can happen in many ways. For example, a medication may: • Depress your appetite, which means you may not eat enough to stay nourished. • Increase your desire for less healthy foods, such as lots of sugar, bread, or pasta. • Reduce absorption of certain nutrients in the “gut,” especially in seniors. • Block a nutrient’s effects at the level of the cell. • Increase loss of nutrients through your urinary system.1 Symptoms of nutrient loss may come on gradually and look a lot like symptoms of aging, disease, or changes in mood— so it’s easy to get caught off guard. For example, pain, numbness, or tingling in legs may be a vitamin B12 deficiency. Or a magnesium deficiency may cause muscle pain and stiffness. Over time, this deficiency may even contribute to bone disease (osteoporosis).2 Which drugs are the most common culprits? Here’s a brief summary for you. Acid blockers. If you have heartburn, reflux, or peptic ulcers, your doctor may prescribe an antacid, H2 blocker, or proton-pump inhibitor (PPI). Studies show these drugs may cause many nutrient deficiencies. They can interfere with the breakdown of food or absorption of nutrients. You may lack B12, calcium, vitamin D, folic acid, chromium, iron, zinc, and phosphorus. Antibiotics. These drugs are big robbers of a wide range of nutrients. They also kill “good” bacteria in your digestive system. For these reasons, it may be a good idea to take a B vitamin complex or a multivitamin that contains B vitamins—as well as magnesium, calcium, and potassium. You might also consider probiotics and vitamin K—normally made by those “friendly” bacteria. Anti-convulsants. Seizure medication can cause low levels of vitamin D. Anti-hypertensives. Diuretics are great at helping to prevent heart attacks in high-risk people. But they may deplete magnesium, sodium, potassium, zinc, pyridoxine, thiamine, and ascorbic acid. Beta blockers also are great at lowering blood pressure. However, they can deplete CoQ10. This can be very dangerous. The heart needs a rich supply of this nutrient for the energy “factories” of its cells. Cholesterol-lowering drugs. When it comes to high cholesterol, statins are practically a household name. That’s because doctors widely prescribe them. But statins also deplete CoQ10—which is serious. Hypoglycemics (oral). Drugs like metformin help make insulin work better in people with diabetes. But they can reduce levels of B12 by half. They also can deplete folic acid and CoQ10. Hormone replacement therapy (HRT). Used for menopausal symptoms, HRT may deplete vitamins B6 and B12, folic acid, and magnesium—critical for not only heart health but also mood. Still moody on HRT? A supplement might make more sense than an antidepressant. Nearly 50 percent of Americans regularly takes a prescription drug. And medication-related loss of nutrients is more common than many realize. Just to be safe, let’s look over your list of medications and make sure you’re not coming up short. Nothing herein constitutes medical advice, diagnosis or treatment, or is a substitute for professional advice. You should always seek the advice of your physician or other medical professional if you have questions or concerns about a medical condition Sources: 1 Nutrition Review: A Practical Guide to Avoiding Drug-Induced Nutrient Depletion. Available at: http://nutritionreview.org/2013/04/practicalguide-avoiding-drug-induced-nutrient-depletion/ Accessed June 4, 2015. 2. American Chiropractic Association: Pay Attention to Medications, Nutrition When Treating Elderly. Available at: https://www. acatoday.org/content_css.cfm?CID=1357 Accessed June 5, 2015. 3. Chiro.org: Recognizing Drug Induced Nutrient Depletion in Chiropractic Practice. Available at http://www.chiro.org/ nutrition/FULL/Recognizing_Drug_Induced_Nutrient_Depletion.shtml Accessed 20 June 5, 2015.


Happy Summer everyone and get ready for the heat!

By Marsha Thomas As you know this year TNT is five years old. Some people ask us what has been your company’s biggest accomplishment. It is so easy we say our team! Building a strong team spirit, a sense of shared vision and attracting a community of people who share those values. The team has been busy with summer orders, golf tournaments and other fund raisers in fact take a look at our next Fund Raising where Shelley Hunter, Sales and Marketing with TNT, benefiting the Cedar Hill Pet Memorial Project. . Shelley Hunter-Fund Raising Director-Cedar Hill Pet Memorial Project, Inc. IST ANNUAL BARKS-N-BBQ “Celebrating humans and their K9 companions” Benefiting the Cedar Hill Pet Memorial Project, Inc. Saturday October 17, 2015 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. DOGS ON LEASHES WELCOME VALLEY RIDGE PARK AMPITHEATER 2850 Park Ridge Drive, Cedar Hill, TX. 75104 Pet Adoptions, Live K9 Demonstration, Most Obedient Contest, Pet/Owner Look A-Like Contest, American Dog Culture filming for episode , Live Music, Bounce House, Pink Pig BBQ, Kona Ice, Booths Raffles, Sporty from SportClips, much more…. If you have any promotional product needs do not hesitate to give us a call we would love to work with you.

John Kapten: A Man Who Loves his Coffee

By JaLynn West I love my morning cup of coffee. Over the span of my life, this morning ritual is one of my favorites. Many of you can empathize with me when I discovered that the standard coffees would wreak havoc on my digestive system due to its high acidity, and would also create peaks and lows in my blood sugar levels. Then I met John Kapten with Organo Gold coffee, hot chocolate and tea products. This gourmet coffee not only tastes great, it has amazing health benefits. ” The key ingredient is Ganoderma which helps many of the body’s needs, including the digestion system, aiding with detoxification, improving immune system functions, providing antioxidants, creating natural hormone balance and eliminating arthritis and joint pain.” (The Health News; Volume 20, Number 4) Ogano Gold has a variety of healthy products ranging from gourmet drinks to herbs, soaps, lotions and toothpaste. You can purchase these great products from John Kapten, and if you are looking for a supplemental income you can sell them as well. Either way, you’ll be pleasantly surprised with the benefits of Organo Gold. Enjoy the luxury of the premium organic coffees with the added bonus of pure organic Ganoderma. After experiencing the indulgence of these products you’ll realize that healthy and organic can also be delicious. You can contact John Kapten at gitexgroup@gmail.com 817.586.9575 www.cupoffreedom.com or www.gitexgroup.com.organogold.com.


The Tutoring Center Press Release The Tutoring Center has great news for our community. In a concerted effort to serve the academic needs of Southern Denton County, they are excited to announce the opening of a second center located by Kroger at the new Town Center of Lantana. Helen Young, owner of TTC explains, “We are operating at full capacity in our Flower Mound location and it was heart breaking to turn away kids who need our help.” The Tutoring Center’s second location is expected to open at the end of July 2015.

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June Marks a 13-Year Anniversary for Dan Leal Dan Leal celebrates his 13th Anniversary this month as Executive Director of Children’s Advocacy Center for Denton County (CACDC). During his tenure he has grown the agency from 7 staff to 17 full-time staff, helped the Center receive national accreditation by the National Children’s Alliance and become a member of the United Way of Metropolitan Dallas and United Way of Denton County. Under his direction, the Center has added an education component to it’s mission, added an intake counseling program, expanded capacity and resources to help interview over 8,000 children and provide over 97,000 therapy services to children and non-offending family members in our community. Dan is well known among Advocacy Centers in the state of Texas always lending a helping hand to train other Center’s in board governance, fiscal transparency, and personnel issues. He continues to be a leader and model for other Executive Director’s of CAC’s. Here’s to another 13 years...


Lewisville Area Chamber of Commerce’s LEADS Power Networking Every Froday at 7:45 am. For more information or meeting locations, please visit: lewisvillechamber.org

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Being Interested in Others is What’s in it for You

By Ray Hernandez Dale Carnegie once said, “You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you.” The same can be said in business. People do business with people that they know, like and trust. Far too often we encounter individuals at networking events who are focused on what’s in it for them. Instead, let this be a reminder to each of us to focus on what you can do for others. Be a resource for those around you. Be genuine and purposeful in your exchanges with others. By building these types of relationships you will see an exponential shift in your business. The Lewisville Area Chamber of Commerce is a resource for our members. If you need an introduction to another business in the area or you need help or advice, let us know how we can help. The Chamber also provides its current and future members with numerous opportunities to build relationships through recurring and special events. Every Friday morning the Lewisville Chamber hosts a free LEADS Power Networking, a structured networking event that affords attendees the opportunity to give their thirty-second commercial. The Chamber hosts free Chamber Night Out, a casual evening mixer typically held on the third Thursday of the month. This fall, the Chamber will host its Annual Golf Classic, presented by Anheuser-Busch, on Monday, September 28 at Lantana Golf Club. Whether you are a golfer or not, this is a great opportunity to network and gain exposure for your business. Through the programming the Chamber provides and the interest we have in helping our members succeed, we continue to see measurable growth. This is not by chance, but due to the diligent and purposeful work of our members. It is because of our members’ engagement that the Lewisville Area Chamber of Commerce is the largest in southern Denton County.

Shopping for a Cause Check Presentation

The Power of Four presented our check to Denton County Friends of the Family.  Many thanks to our friends and shoppers who helped raise money to go back to our community! Participating stores: Extravagnza, Carol’s Cards & Gifts, Celebrations & Invitations, D&D Collectibles.


Lewisville Chamber Women Leading Business Conference photos by Helen Chouinard | Friends of the Fami

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ily Fundraiser photos by Helen Chouinard | Women of Flower Mound Fashion show photos by JaLynn West


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