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Frisco Life FEBRUARY 2018

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FRISCO ARTS EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR TAMMY MEINERSHAGEN

ARTIST MILESSA MURPHY STEWART

2018 RED CARPET CONCERT SERIES


LIFESTYLE LETTER

Homegrown with Love FEBRUARY IS HERE. The month of love. Love of one another. Love of our hometown. In this edition, you will find a lot to love. What makes Frisco feel like "homegrown" to you? What do you love about it the most?   In this edition we feature a number of homegrown aspects of our great city. Starting with an artistic view with a glimpse of a day in the life of local Modern Impressionist

FEBRUARY 2018 PUBLISHER

Tim Miller | Tim.Miller@LifestylePubs.com EDITOR

Kristi Anderson | Kristi.Anderson@LifestylePubs.com

artist, Milessa Murphy Stewart. She is a professional painter who reminds us of

EDITORIAL ASSISTANT

the love and positive aspects in our lives through her uplifting art pieces. We

Jordan Kiefer

give an insight into Frisco Arts and the exciting developments on the horizon, including plans for a new central Frisco Arts location.  Are you looking for the perfect romantic night for Valentine's Day? Read about the 2018 Frisco Arts Concert Series. This month it will be kicked off with "A Thousand Roses". A night of live music, food, beverages and romantic ambiance.   Speaking of Valentine's Day, if you want to think outside the box this year, you can try making some of the homemade Valentine's gifts that are featured in this edition. If you're wanting to add a little "fun" into the special night, try visiting Sushi Marquee for delicious food, handcrafted drinks and an interactive video board! (Journey, anyone?) Conveniently located at The Star, this is as a great option for a night of fun with your sweetie.   Love makes the world go around, as well as our city. We hope that you enjoy this month of "love" and remember to keep it going all year long.   We would love for you to follow us on our Facebook pages, Frisco Life and Frisco Life TV. 

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Editor, Frisco Life 1 Corinthians 13:7 

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INSIDE THE ISSUE FEBRUARY 2018

FEATURES 14 Frisco HeARTS A Heart to Art with Tammy Meinershagen

22 Sushi Marquee Food + Fun

26 A Handmade Valentine’s Day Make it feel like an extra special at-home

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valentine’s day this year with thoughtful touches from the heart—and hands

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DEPARTMENTS 4

Lifestyle Letter

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Good Times

12

Around Town

18

Locals Only

22 Hot Spot 26 DIY 28 Animal Kingdom 30 Local Limelight 32 Lifestyle Calendar 34 Local’s Choice


GOOD TIMES 1.

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Frisco Arts Thanks-for-Giving Night

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Frisco Arts celebrated a year of bringing the arts to the people! Members enjoyed live jazz, HALL wine, and appetizers by Bonnie Ruth's, Newk's Eatery, and desserts from  Nothing Bundt Cakes. The  Children's Chorus of Collin County performed and  Mayor Cheney and Executive Director Tammy Meinershagen gave a special message. 

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1. Frisco Arts Executive Director Tammy Meinershagen with AT&T External Affairs Ty Bledsoe, who received the 2017 Corporate Partner Award | 2. Patron members Scott and Barbara Scribner with Keller Williams Realty, and Dr. Baya Kakouberi and DSO Senior Principal Associate Concertmaster Gary Levinson | 3. Gearbox CEO Randy Pitchford, Tumbleweed Texstyles founders Brian Wysong and Jeb Matulich, PSC’s Michael Howard, Crest Cadillac (not pictured) | 4. Kamana Shrestha, Cissy Xu, Tammy Meinershagen, Don and Charlene Lyles, Ann Liu | 5. Members Michelle Kopfer, Andy and Amy Hardin, Linda Pardue. Amy and Linda are Advisory Council members. | 6. Jason and Christy Young, owners of Verona Villa who generously hosted our 2017 Thanks-for-Giving Night on November 29th, 2017. | 7. Celebrating a 700% increase in membership in 2017! Frisco Arts is the collective voice of arts advocacy in Frisco. | 8. Frisco Arts member Denise Lion (middle) who created “Spirit of Frisco”; live auction winners Heather and Jeff Eastburn | 9. Children’s Chorus of Collin County with conductor Jennifer McKee performed at our event. They are one of many talented arts groups in Frisco, and they are headed to Carnegie Hall to perform this summer! | 10. Big announcements were made regarding a Performing Arts Center in Frisco! A partnership is forming with Mayor Cheney, Frisco Arts, and Randy Pitchford, CEO of Gearbox. | 11. A pic of the crowd! | 12. Mayor Jeff Cheney speaking at our event 8

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Frisco Life MAGAZINE

“A Thousand Roses” The 2018 Red Carpet Concert Series Join Us for an Unforgettable Valentine’s Day Celebration with the Romance and Drama of World-Class Music and Art! “A Thousand Roses” is the first Red Carpet Concert Series event at the Lincoln Experience Center at The Star. This intimate, private concert is hosted by Mayor Jeff and Dana Cheney and features violinist Gary Levinson, Senior Principal Associate Concertmaster of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, performing on a one-of-a-kind $100K+ Stradivarius! Mr. Levinson will be accompanied by his beautiful wife Dr. Baya Kakouberi, a concert pianist performing on a Steinway, AND lucky guests will be encompassed by stunning paintings in red displayed by talented Frisco artist Milessa Murphy-Stewart. Your ticket also includes signature cocktails, heavy h’ordeuvres, and delicious desserts throughout the evening. Seating is limited, so get your tickets today before they’re gone! Cocktail attire and adults only please. Concert made possible by Frisco Life Magazine, Keller Williams Luxury Scribner Team, Ebby Halliday Frisco, Steinway & Sons, Frisco Arts and Lifestyle Frisco.

“A Thousand Roses”

At The Star - Lincoln Experience Center Valentine’s Day Wednesday, February 14, 2018 7:00pm Doors Open - 7:45pm Concert Begins 8:30pm After Party with Artist/Musicians - 9:00pm Program Concludes LIMITED SEATING

Tickets on Sale Now at www.FriscoArts.org


GOOD TIMES 1.

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PlainsCapital Bank Grand Opening at The Star!

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Dallas-based PlainsCapital Bank has opened a second location in Frisco! The Grand Opening event was celebrated with a ribbon cutting and great showing of attendees, including Mayor Jeff Cheney. This new location is conveniently located at The Star, and features both a retail branch and lending office within walking distance.Â

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1. PlainsCapital Bank Chairman Alan B. White addresses the crowd. | 2. PlainsCapital Bank Senior Lending Officer Jason Dudley (far left) and PlainsCapital Bank Frisco President Jamie Robertson (second from right) join the Shearer-Rodriguez family of Shearer Supply company: (l-r) Lauren Shroyer, Alex Rodriguez, Angelica Rodri | 3. Brandon Chaney, head of human resources for Legends Hospitality/Dallas Cowboys Football Club, and Chris Collins, General Manager, The Star | 4. PlainsCapital Bank President of Lending, Dallas Victory Park Cass Robinson; PlainsCapital Bank Dallas Region Chairman George McCleskey; PlainsCapital Bank Senior Lending Officer Denise Miller; PlainsCapital Bank Executive Vice President, Senior Credit Off | 5. Jamie Robertson, Mayor Cheney | 6. Members of the Centennial High School Orchestra | 7. Frisco Economic Development Corporation Director of Business Retention and Expansion Stephanie Wagoner and Jason Taylor, president of Code Authority | 8. Jerry Huffman, Tim Huffman | 9. Frisco Economic Development Corporation Vice President Dave Quinn joins Brittany Colberg, vice president, Chicago Title-Preston Pointe, and Jennifer Carter, operations director, Hesse & Hesse PC. | 10. Ribbon Cutting! 10

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THE PATRIOT CUP On Saturday, February 17, 2018, GEICO will present the Patriot Cup, at Ford Center at The Star in Frisco for its 10th annual tournament. Ticket prices are $20 for adults and $16 for children ages 12 and under and tickets are valid for all games on February 17th. Group tickets are available for $12 per person by calling (817) 892-TOUR or emailing groupsales@dallascowboys.net.

The

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tournament will feature a full day of games showcasing powerhouse collegiate Division I teams, Villanova vs. Yale. Also featured will be four of the nation’s top MCLA teams, SMU vs. Arkansas and Texas vs. Oklahoma. Proceeds from the event will benefit HEADstrong Foundation, a charitable non-profit organization dedicated to research in finding a cure for blood cancer and to help families affected by the disease.

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Whitestone REIT, a community-centered retail

was held Saturday, Oct. 21 at the Frisco Embassy Suites

real estate investment trust that acquires, owns,

Hotel and Convention Center for the 12th year in row.

manages, develops and redevelops e-commerce

Over 950 corporate and individual attendees and

resistant neighborhood retail centers, celebrated

volunteers made this a memorable evening with their

the completion of The Shops at Starwood Phase

philanthropic passion for the mission of the Clubs.

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FRISCO HeARTS A HEART TO ART WITH TAMMY MEINERSHAGEN

ARTICLE KRISTI ANDERSON | PHOTOGRAPHY JASON GILMORE 14

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Tammy Meinershagen

FRISCO TEXAS IS GROWING AT AN

one element Frisco was lacking in was the

ENORMOUS RATE. Within that growth,

arts. Even though it had been in existence

we all can look forward to the continued

since 1996, it was an old organization with a

growth of the Arts. Currently, local artists

complete lull in activity. This was dishearten-

are meeting at various areas in our town to

ing to Tammy. In fact, so much so, that was

hold expos, concerts and the like. The goal

when as she stated, was at a cross roads -

is to have a centralized location where the

does she move away into another city that

citizens of Frisco interested in being more

offered more arts, or stay and become part

involved in the arts, can have a place to col-

of the change this city needed? Lucky for us,

laborate, communicate, network and learn.

she opted for the latter.

Tammy

Meinershagen,

the

Executive

Fast forward a bit to 2009. Tammy worked

Director of Frisco Arts discussed with me

with our now mayor, Jeff Cheney in fighting for

some of Frisco Arts background, current situa-

a destination for Frisco Arts to be placed as a

tion and future goals for this sector of our town.

priority for the 40% left over build of the city

Tammy has held passion in the arts her

of Frisco. Through her advocacy on the city

entire life. She herself has practiced the piano

bond committee and the acting voice of the

as well as the violin from a young age. Having

Frisco Arts department, she and Jeff Cheney

moved to Frisco in 2004 from Chicago, with

were able to secure a plan for a $10 million

her husband, Todd and their three girls,

Performing Arts Center. Frisco Arts is currently

her passion quickly turned into advocacy.

working with Craig Hall to bring the Frisco Arts

Residing in Frisco, she would soon learn that

center home to us. So exciting! 

CONTINUED >

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FRISCO HEARTS

(CON TI N U ED)

As the saying goes, "The show must go on!" Even though there is not a set date of completion for a central Frisco Arts meeting place, Frisco can still enjoy the various arts from local painters, musicians and other artists. In fact, the growth in 2017 was so large, that it grew it's membership numbers at an astounding 700%! Local spots that Frisco artists use have been areas to exhibit their work. The Frisco Walk for instance was held at Hall Park. Local musicians and artists were given a chance to showcase their talents.  The Star held a remarkable Opera that The Dallas Opera worked in conjunction with Frisco to hold a opera at The Star Football Stadium. The local City Council Chambers are used regularly to display local painters work, etc. as well.  In 2018, Frisco Arts is excited to grow even more. Our very own, Frisco Life magazine has partnered with the Frisco Arts producing a quarterly concert series called the 2018 Red Carpet Concert Series. These four performances will be held at The Lincoln Experience Center inside The Star. Each concert will offer intimate performances from world-class musicians and visual artists. There will be food, beverages and an after-party opportunity to meet the musicians and artists for each event.  In fact, looking for a perfect Valentine's Date idea? Come to the first installment of the 2018 Red Carpet Concert Series, entitled 1000 Roses. This is a Red Carpet event that will feature violinist Gary Levinson and his wife, Dr. Daredjan Baya Kakouberi, a pianist who will create an intimate and exciting experience for you and your valentine. Frisco Arts and Frisco Life magazine would like to give a special thanks the growing list of sponsors including, Ebby Halliday and The Scribner Team. They help make these series of concerts possible.  The arts in Frisco is set to grow even further in 2018. We are looking forward to seeing what's in store. If you would like to get involved or donate funds, you will then be named an Arts Advocate and your name will be placed on the website. You can contribute as little as fifty dollars. Please visit https://friscoarts.org/. We are all in this together. Let's build a stronger Frisco through The Arts.  16

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TAMMY HAS HELD PASSION IN THE ARTS HER ENTIRE LIFE. SHE HERSELF HAS PRACTICED THE PIANO AS WELL AS THE VIOLIN FROM A YOUNG AGE.

Tammy Meinershagen

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LOCALS ONLY

A D AY I N T H E LIFE OF MILESSA

ARTICLE KRISTI ANDERSON PHOTOGRAPHY LEE MCDANIEL

FRISCO ARTS LOVING OUR HOBBIES CAN BE A PASSION IN OUR LIVES; WHEN WE CAN MAKE OUR PASSION OUR CAREERS, THAT IS A TRUE GIFT. Milessa Murphy Stewart has been able to do just that. At the young age of 10, Milessa began painting art pieces and hasn't stopped. She is a Modern Impressionist and what many of us need more of - phones out of sight and distractions removed, she paints Dreamscapes. As she stated, "With all the negativity in life, I try to bring in the other side of life - the happy and positive into each of my paintings." Throughout her career she has continued to hit different milestones. She is featured in Frisco's Fine Arts Gallery, her popular piece, "Because It Matters" is a tribute to the fifty eight individuals killed in the 2017 Las Vegas Masacre. The butterflies represent the victims as angels. The Red Poppie flowers in the painting represent the fallen. This will be showcased at the 2018 Art Expo in Las Vegas where nearly fifty thousand people will attend to view only one hundred artist's work across the country. Frisco's Milessa Murphy Stewart  being one of them. To learn more about Milessa and view her art

Here is a little glimpse into the “Day of

pieces, visit her websiite: http://milessa.com/ 

the life of Milessa...”

7:30 AM - 8:30 AM

Milessa starts off her day checking and responding to emails

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Milessa enjoys Breakfast She works on Advertising and Marketing for her business

11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Milessa Paints her current art piece she is working on at the time

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Picks up Grandson Ashton from school

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Helps Ashton with his homework when needed

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Spends time with her family

6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Milessa picks back up with painting her art piece for that day

9:00 PM - 10:00 PM --

Unwinds for the day She repeats this schedule 4-5 times a week. Her goal is to paint one painting a week; usually a 30 X 40 piece.

Milessa Murphy Stewart in Her Art Studio 18

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SUSHI MARQUEE ARTICLE KRISTI ANDERSON

PHOTOGRAPHY THE VIP PHOTO GUY

FOOD

+

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FRISCO, IF YOU'RE LOOKING FOR SUSHI AND FUN, AND YOU HAVEN'T HEARD OF THIS PLACE YET, STRAP IN. You're going to want to jump in your car and head to The Star after reading this. Sushi Marquee is a newly opened restaurant located at  3625 The Star Boulevard, Suite 315. This is not your everyday sushi bar. Owner and CEO, Dallas Hale, alongside his partner and best friend, Brad Hawkins wanted to make sure this sushi restaurant stood out from the rest. Having visited concepts of this type, specifically in Los Angeles, Brad brought the idea back to Dallas to convince him of this business venture. Dallas Hale had started out in the restaurant/bar scene since the early 90's, and through his industry background knew this sounded like a great idea.  Just as all businesses opening at The Star must do, Hale and Hawkins met with the Jones' in order to get approval of their restaurant concept. To no surprise, The Jones' loved the concept and signed off on the approval to place it inside The Star. Brad and Dallas lucked out on getting a prime spot alongside The Dallas Cowboys Ring of Honor area on Star Blvd. CONTINUED >

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HOT SPOT

(CON TI N U ED)

When asking Dallas what makes Sushi Marquee stand out from other sushi places, he stated it is the experience. Sushi Marquee has for instance, a video wall that plays music from the 80's - 2000's. As Dallas mentioned, "You could be enjoying your sushi rolls and Bon Jovi's "Livin' On A Prayer" will start playing. (Are you in your car yet?)  The staff at Sushi Marquee is interactive with the patrons. There is a Saki Bomb area where patrons wanting to enjoy Saki will be cheered on enthusiastically with, "Saki! Saki! Saki!" And yes, there is an awesome three thousand foot patio that overlooks Star Boulevard.  But how is the food? That's probably what you're asking, right? It is top-notch.They work with some of the top sushi chefs in the world, including a celebrity chef, Patrick Starr on their Frisco menu. With mouth-watering endless options of different sushi rolls, Sashimi and Sushi platters that will leave you coming back for more.  Even though their menu consists of around seventy-percent sushi items, they do understand that some patrons won't have a taste for it. No need to worry - they have you covered with several non-sushi items on their menu that will leave your taste buds satisfied. From their Grilled Pork Tenderloin, Teriyaki Chicken, Beef, or their famous Lamb Lollipops. This happens to be head Chef, Johnny Walker's favorite dish because as he stated, "The sauce used is from one of my favorite dishes that I learned how to make during my internship at the Blue Door at Delano in South Beach Miami." After visiting Sushi Marquee, you will have had a fun-filled experience in Frisco with delicious food and cocktails.  See a full list of menu options on their website: http://www.sushimarquee.com/ This would make a great Valentine's Day date place. Great food and great fun!  See you there, Frisco! 

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”YOU COULD BE ENJOYING YOUR SUSHI ROLLS AND BON JOVI’S “LIVIN’ ON A PRAYER” WILL START PLAYING. (ARE YOU IN YOUR CAR YET?)

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DIY

a handmade valentine’s day

MAKE IT FEEL LIKE AN EXTRA SPECIAL AT-HOME VALENTINE’S DAY THIS YEAR WITH THOUGHTFUL TOUCHES FROM THE HEART—AND HANDS

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From-Scratch Pasta Yield: 1 pound WHAT YOU NEED

2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting 4 large eggs WHAT YOU DO

1. Mound the flour in the center of a work surface with a well in the middle. Crack the eggs into the well and beat with a fork until smooth, then work flour into eggs with the fork. Use a bench scraper to work in the rest of the flour a little at a time. When the flour is incorporated, form the dough with your hands into a rounded mass for kneading. Lightly dust your workspace with flour and knead dough about 10 minutes, until smooth and elastic. Cover dough with a bowl or plastic wrap and rest 1 1/2 hours, or chill overnight. 2. To roll by hand, flour a clean work surface. Vigorously roll dough to a very thin circle and roll constantly with even pressure as it stretches for several minutes until as thin as possible, almost translucent. 3. To cut by hand, lightly fold sheets one at a time into thirds and cut to desired thickness. Recipe from MarthaStewart.com.

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Dark Chocolate Truffles WHAT YOU NEED

1/2 cup heavy cream 8 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 1 cup cocoa powder, for dusting WHAT YOU DO

1. Bring the cream to just a simmer in a saucepan over low heat. Pour the cream over the chocolate in a bowl and let stand about 10 minutes to melt the chocolate. Add the vanilla, stir until smooth and set aside to cool for 1 hour at room temperature. 2. Beat chocolate at medium speed until thick and light-colored. Spread over the bottom of a baking dish, smooth and refrigerate 2 hours until firm. 3. Pour cocoa powder onto a deep plate or shallow bowl, and using a melon baller or small ice cream scoop, scoop out balls of chocolate. Roll in cocoa powder until coated and transfer to a parchment-lined baking sheet. Recipe from FoodNetwork.com.

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16 ounces Bokek Dead Sea Salt 20 drops lavender essential oil WHAT YOU DO

In a mixing bowl, add drops of the essential oil to the bath salt and mix well; store in a glass jar. Add 1/3 to 1/2 cup of the scented salts to a bath for a relaxing experience. SeaSalt.com

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ANIMAL KINGDOM

Homemade

Peanut Butter Pumpkin

Dog Biscuits INGREDIENTS 1/2 cup creamy natural peanut butter 1/2 cup 100 percent pure pumpkin puree 1 cup water 2 tablespoons of coconut oil 3 cups of whole wheat flour

INSTRUCTIONS 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 2. Line baking sheet with parchment paper. 3. In a large bowl, add the peanut butter, pumpkin, flour, water and coconut oil. There is no need to melt the coconut oil, solid is fine. 4. Mix until all ingredients are combined. 5. Knead the dough until it forms a big ball. 6. Flatten the dough ball either with your fingers or with a rolling pin. Spread the dough out to approximately 1/4-inch in thickness. 7. Press your cookie cutter into the dough and cut out the biscuit. 8. Place it on the parchment-lined baking sheet. 9. Place in oven and bake for about 30 minutes. 10. Cool on wire rack. 11. Store in an airtight container in refrigerator up to 2 weeks or freeze for up to 3 months. If your dog has a wheat sensitivity, you can switch out the flour to an oat, rice or coconut flour. The consistency may just be a little different. Recipe from ProudDogMom.com. 28

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F E B R U A RY

LIFESTYLE CALENDAR

THROUGH FEB AND MAR 2018 BOOK COVER DESIGN CONTEST Frisco Public Library

Do you love to draw, illustrate, or design? Is creativity something you enjoy? If so, you should design and submit your original cover art for the Frisco Public Library’s Poetry Contest. Throughout the months of February and March, this free event is open to the public. The winning contestant/ entry will be used as the cover for the anthology of winning poems and honored at the Spring Authors and Illustrators Reception. This contest is open to teens, ages 15 and over. For directions for submissions and contest rules, go to friscolibrary.com/poetrycontest

VARIOUS DATES IN FEB TEXAS LEGENDS GAMES Dr. Pepper Arena

Come out and see the Texas Legends basketball team take on various opponents at the Dr. Pepper Arena. Games are on February 2, 3, 21, 23, and 24, 2018 at different times. Go to http://texas.gleague.nba.com/ for information on the Texas Legends Team and game information.

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Attention gymnastics lovers! On Feb-

Dad's and Daughters! "Be Our Guest"

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at Frisco Parks & Recreation's annual

coming to the Dr. Pepper Arena in Frisco.

dance. Get dessed up in semi-formal

Whether you are a spectator or an ath-

attire and make some memories.

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$20 per person for Frisco residents

of fun, festivities, and great competition.

Dr. Pepper Arena

$25 per person for nonresidents (dads and daughters must both have tickets)

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22 CASINO ROYALE Verona Villa

Fundraising event at Frisco's Verona Villa for Project RELO and Operation Rock the Troops. 'ORT' Mission State-

St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church

ment: An inspirational movement that

Grammy / Dove Award Winning Chris-

gives back through entertainment

tian Music Legend John Michael Talbot

and music education for our Ameri-

will be In Concert 2/9/2018 at 7:00 PM.

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“A THOUSAND ROSES”

NORTH DALLAS SPELLING BEE

Lincoln Experience Center At The Star

Smarts Club Enrichment

2018 Red Carpet Concert Series. This

Our Annual Spelling Bee is back. We

is the first Red Carpet Concert Series

have trophies for first, second and third

event at the Lincoln Experience Cen-

place; ribbons with certificates for all

ter at The Star. This intimate, private

kids as every speller is a winner. We

concert is hosted by Mayor Jeff and

provide free training for the Spelling

Dana Cheney and features violinist

bee. From Dec 74:30-5:00 PM every

Gary Levinson, Senior Principal As-

Thursday. The last session will be held

sociate concertmaster of the Dallas

on Feb.14,2018. These sessions are not

Symphony Orchestra, performing on

mandatory for participation and there

a one-of-a-kind $100K+ Stradivarius!

are no make up classes offered for

Mr. Levinson will be accompanied by

these sessions. Word lists are available

Barre Social Frisco

his beautiful wife Dr. Baya Kakouberi, a

upon registration. We hope to see all

Join the movement that's taken over

concert pianist performing on a Stein-

the spelling champs on Feb. 24, 2018.

the racing world. Hot Chocolate 15k/5k

way, AND lucky guests will be encom-

is headed back on February 3, 2018!

passed by stunning paintings in red

Start and finish in Fair Park amongst

displayed by talented Frisco artist Mi-

We are always accepting submissions

Dallas' biggest chocolate aficionados.

lessa Murphy-Stewart. 7:00 PM- 9:00

for events you'd like to see included

This year, train, race, and celebrate

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LOCAL’S CHOICE

MAYOR’S TURN ARTICLE MAYOR JEFF CHENEY | PHOTOGRAPHY BRANDON FRAKES Mayor Jeff Cheney

In This Together

M AY O R ' S M U S I N G S WHAT MAKES FRISCO GREAT? Families and corporations are moving to

community and the home of 8 professional

is rooting for them to be successful. I think this

sports teams including the Dallas Cowboys!

can be attributed to our small town lifestyle.

Frisco at a record pace. When I speak to some-

However, I think there is another factor which

As Frisco grows, I want to hold onto that

one who has recently chosen Frisco, I like to

makes Frisco great. It is our small town atmo-

attitude. But this is something which cannot be

ask them why they moved here. Undoubtedly,

sphere. Even though we have the appearance

accomplished by Council passing an ordinance.

they say something about Frisco being

of a large and booming suburb, Frisco residents

The duty to be neighborly and to offer a helping

great. But what actually makes Frisco great?

and our local businesses treat one another in a

hand falls upon each one of us. Students and local

When I peel back the onion, many times

neighborly way. Maybe it is because not long

organizations email me about their desire to give

the #1 answer is “great schools”. Then people

ago we were a small town. Just twenty years

back and support the city. My answer to them and

will proceed with “nice parks and neighbor-

back, Frisco had a population of approximately

to all of us is, be friendly to people we meet and

hoods”, “sports and activities for the whole

15,000 residents. Thankfully, we have been able

support local charities. This is how we can hold

family”, “lots of shopping, restaurant and

to hold onto that friendly, giving behavior which

onto our small town feeling no matter how big we

entertainment choices”. I would add to this

is often found in small towns. I meet people who

get. Many people move to Frisco for the world-

list, the best police and fire departments,

have moved to Frisco from all over the world and

class amenities but they stay for the world-class

a commitment to open spaces throughout

they tell me they have never experienced a more

people. So when you meet someone who has just

our unique developments, a growing arts

supportive city. They say they feel like everyone

moved here, show them the Frisco way.

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