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LIFESTYLE LETTER

NOVEMBER 2019 PUBLISHER

Becka Corbitt | becka.corbitt@lifestylepubs.com EDITORIAL COORDINATOR

Julie Brown Patton | julie.patton@lifestylepubs.com STAFF PHOTOGRAPHERS

Phillip Slaughter, Kaitlin Roten

Simply Put...Thankful THANKFUL IS THE ATTITUDE OF BEING HAPPY FOR WHAT WE’VE RECEIVED, A SPIRIT OF GRATITUDE AND APPRECIATION.   This month's Issue of Frisco Life is our Thankful issue. To us, this means to be in a posture of recognizing the things we’ve been given—and not just possessions

ACCOUNT MANAGER

Kelli Osborne | kelli.osborne@lifestylepubs.com SOCIAL MEDIA COORDINATOR

Jessica DeWitt AD DESIGNER

Alicia Huff LAYOUT DESIGNER

Dani Moore

of material gratification. On a much deeper level, it's simply living inside this one

COPY EDITOR

powerful word of gratitude.

Hayley Hyer

As we pay homage to the month of November and celebrate a time of Thanksgiving, we've brought this spirit of giving into the pages of Frisco Life. Elevated Roofing exemplifies this outpouring of gratitude through everything they represent through their company. You'll be uplifted by their story of pouring out so others can be blessed. We couldn’t let this month pass us by without remembering times past. Dr. Boris Materne takes us back to yesteryears with his outstanding story of a journey looking back into the yummy delights of pie making and a celebration of Thanksgiving.

CONTRIBUTING WRITERS

Dr. Boris J. Materne, Becka Corbitt, Julie Brown Patton CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS

Natalie Imhoff

CORPORATE TEAM CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER Steven Schowengerdt CHIEF SALES OFFICER Matthew Perry

Also included in this Thankful issue are men’s fashion trends, a close and cozy getaway and a surprising new inspirational page titled "Corners of the Heart."

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER DeLand Shore ART DIRECTOR Sara Minor OPERATIONS DIRECTOR Janeane Thompson

It’s fall, and it’s time to grab a blanket, cozy up to the fireplace and take a break as you enjoy the stories and delights that Frisco Life has to offer. Thank you to all our wonderful advertising partners, our contributors and our amazing Frisco Life team for bringing us another wonderful Issue of Frisco Life magazine. 

EDITORIAL MANAGER Nicolette Martin AD MANAGER Chad Jensen REGIONAL SALES DIRECTOR Eric Williams WEB APPLICATIONS Michael O’Connell

I look forward to celebrating the holiday season with you, Frisco. See you around town!

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INSIDE THE ISSUE NOVEMBER 2019

FEATURES 12 Holiday Memories Thanksgiving Without Gratitude is not Thanksgiving

16 Shelter Comes in Many Forms Elevated Roofing Crew Gives Back to Community

22 Granbury Cabins Retreat Sit in Slower Serenity for a Spell

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26 Always a Gentleman Leading Styles and Men’s Fashions from adam aleksander

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DEPARTMENTS 4

Lifestyle Letter

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Good Times

10

Around Town

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Culinary Creations

22 Travel Destination 24 Renovate & Refine 26 Trend Setter 30 Lifestyle Calendar 34 Parting Thoughts


How far would you go for expert specialty care?

How about your neighborhood? Soon, the expertise of UT Southwestern physicians, surgeons, and caregivers will be coming to Frisco. Our new, 20-acre medical campus, a collaboration with Texas Health Resources, will include a state-of-the-art specialty care center and hospital. And when you visit UT Southwestern Frisco, you’ll also have access to the full network of more than 1,800 UT Southwestern specialists and medical experts. Learn more at utswmed.org/frisco.

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GOOD TIMES

Frisco Life Honors Kids Shouldn't Have Cancer Frisco Life magazine team members had the privilege to be media sponsor of Kids Shouldn't Have Cancer's third annual Gold PartyMariposa Masquerade and the ninth  annual Newman Village Lemonade Stand events during September. Gold Party guests joined approximately 500 influential supporters of this important cause. All proceeds help fund crucial pediatric oncology research projects. PHOTOGRAPHY BY NATALIE IMHOFF

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AROUND TOWN children’s education. Miss A was founded in 2013 in Dallas. Visit ShopMissA.com for additional details.

THE NINTH ANNUAL NORTH TEXAS TURKEY TROT IS COMING The North Texas Turkey Trot, benefiting The Miracle League of Frisco, takes place on Nov. 28 as a Thanksgiving Day tradition in the heart of Frisco,

NORMA’S CAFE OFFERS THANKSGIVING HOME-COOKING

5500 Frisco Square Blvd. The event runs from 8

Thanksgiving is a time to give thanks and spend

a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and offers a 5K, 10K and Miracle

time with family and friends. The Norma’s Cafe

Mile option—even an option for walkers.

team at 8300 Gaylord Parkway #19 can take care

Since 2005, the nonprofit staff at The Miracle

of the home-cooking through their pre-made

League of Frisco has provided local children ages 5-19

Thanksgiving dinners. A full dinner will feed eight

with mental and/or physical challenges the opportu-

to 10 people for $99.99, or items can be ordered a

nity to play sports as members of an organized league.

la carte. Visit NormasCafe.com for an order form, catering or information. Additionally, in the spirit of community support, Norma’s Cafe Oak Cliff in Dallas is proudly opening for the 31st year to feed anyone in need a Thanksgiving meal.

TEXAS LEGENDS’ WINNING HOOPS ‘10’ SCHEDULE STARTS THIS MONTH The new 50-game basketball schedule for the Texas Legends’ historic 10th season begins this month. The Legends’ team members travel to Memphis on Nov. 8 and then host the Hustle in their home opener Nov. 9  at the Comerica Center in Frisco. Stay tuned for special surprises that come with the decade anniversary celebration for the 2019-20 season. 

MISS A COSMETICS OPENING IN FRISCO

will play 24 home games, 24 road games and

Miss A cosmetics store is slated to open this

two neutral site games at the NBA G League

fall at Stonebriar Centre, 2601 Preston Road, in

Showcase (schedule and details will be announced

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at a later date). During November, there will be four

The store offers AOA Studio products for $1, includ-

home and six away games. The Legends’ longest

ing makeup made from FDA-approved ingredients,

home stretch is two four-game series spanning

beauty tools and accessories. Proceeds from products

Jan. 3–17 and Jan. 31–Feb. 8.

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CULINARY CREATIONS

HOLIDAY MEMORIES THANKSGIVING WITHOUT GRATITUDE IS NOT THANKSGIVING

EVERY FOURTH THURSDAY IN NOVEMBER—NOW GOING

ARTICLE DR. BORIS J. MATERNE

ON 78 YEARS—I HAVE CELEBRATED THANKSGIVING DAY.

PHOTOGRAPHY BECKA CORBITT

American journalist Edward Sandford Martin has a different take on the holiday. “Thanksgiving Day comes by statute, once a year; to the honest man, it comes as frequently as the heart of gratitude will allow,” he says. On Thanksgiving Days of the past, my family always had plenty of gratitude for what we received. Thanksgiving has a lot to do with the heart because for most of us, it brings back countless  memories of family gatherings around a large table, brimming with food. Memories also are of other festive activities, such as  playing games, watching football  and, of course, watching  the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade.   As a Southerner raised in south Louisiana,

Thanksgiving

dinner

consisted of turkey and cornbread dressing, mashed potatoes, deviled eggs and some kind of casserole. The drink of the day was almost always iced tea and, later, coffee. Everyone had their favorites—mine was the turkey and cornbread dressing. Some liked the drumstick; some ate nothing but the wings, and my favorite was white meat with plenty

So, this coming Thanksgiving Day, your fam-

of my wife’s brown gravy poured

ily may be scattered across the country, and

over it. After the main course came

sadly we are missing some–although not in our

yummy desserts, which consisted of pumpkin pie, apple pie, at least one cake, and my wife’s specialty, coconut cream pie. Nobody in the family has been able to duplicate her delectable pie!

hearts. But when possible, we still get together. When we’re not able to gather, we still keep the spirit alive with lots of great food, and tremendous amount of talking and good fun. Happy Thanksgiving.” —Dr. Boris J. Materne

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MAW MAW HARRIS AND JUDY MAE’S COCONUT CREAM PIE RECIPE SERVES: 8

INGREDIENTS + 1 cup sugar + 1/2 cup all-purpose flour or 1/4 cup cornstarch + 1/4 teaspoon salt + 3 cups milk + 4 eggs + 3 tablespoons butter or margarine + 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla + 1 cup flaked coconut + Baked pastry shell

DIRECTIONS To make filling, combine sugar, flour or cornstarch, and salt in a medium saucepan; gradually stir in milk. Cook and stir over medium heat till thickened and bubbly. Reduce heat and stir 2 minutes more. Remove from heat. Separate egg yolks from whites; set whites aside for meringue. Beat egg yolks slightly. Gradually stir 1 cup of the hot mixture into yolks. Return egg mixture to saucepan; bring to gentle boil. Cook and stir 2 minutes more. Remove from heat. Stir in butter, coconut and vanilla. Pour hot filling into baked pastry shell. Spread meringue over hot filling; seal to edge. Sprinkle 1/3 cup flaked coconut over meringue. Bake in a 350 F oven for 12 to 15 minutes or till golden. Cool. Cover; chill to store.

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CULINARY CREATIONS

(CON TI N U ED)

Thanksgiving Day comes by statute, once a year; to the honest man, it comes as frequently as the heart

JOHNNY MATERNE’S PECAN PIE RECIPE CAJUN STYLE

of gratitude will allow”

INGREDIENTS

—Edward Sandford Martin

+ 1/2 cup sugar + 3 eggs + 1 1/2 cup pecans + 1/2 stick butter

While some of the ladies and men (a few) were cleaning up, the talking would begin and be nonstop. The kids, weather-permitting, were outside playing. A few hours later, and I’m not kidding, it was time to eat again, but this time, it was buffet style.

+ Pinch of salt + 1 teaspoon vanilla + 1 cup white Karo syrup + Unbaked pie shell

DIRECTIONS

My wife, Judy, and I have never forgot-

Cream sugar and butter. Add eggs, one at a

ten our roots. Even though for many years

time, beating thoroughly after each addition.

now we have been separated from some

Add pecans, salt, vanilla and Karo syrup.

of our family back in Louisiana, we carry

Pour in unbaked pie shell and bake in 350 F

on basically the same age-old traditions

oven 45 minutes to 1 hour.

we learned from our parents. What’s nice now is even though separated from family or friends, you can use modern technology and Skype with loved ones, call family or even volunteer time to serve up Thanksgiving for the less fortunate, thus filling the empty space in your heart that being away from other family presents. So, this coming Thanksgiving Day, your family may be scattered across the country, and sadly we are missing some–although not in our hearts. But when possible, we still get together. When we’re not able to gather, we still keep the spirit alive with lots of great food, and tremendous amount of talking and good fun. Happy Thanksgiving.

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ARTICLE JULIE BROWN PATTON PHOTOGRAPHY KAITLIN ROTEN

ELEVATED ROOFING CREW GIVES BACK TO COMMUNITY

HAVING

DEPENDABLE

SHELTER

OF

Contractors

Association,

General

Aniline

VARIOUS KINDS IS ONE OF LIFE’S VITAL

and Film (GAF), and the U.S. Environmental

COMPONENTS. Employees of Frisco-based

Protection Agency. Additionally, it belongs to a

Elevated Roofing company have the privilege

handful of the region’s chambers of commerce.

to witness the joy of providing shelter to oth-

A giving thread also runs through the

ers, both physically and spiritually, every day. For 20-plus years, trustworthy experts at Elevated Roofing have handled  residential

company regarding case-by-case pro bono projects, such as recently replacing a roof for a food pantry.

and commercial projects. They provide free

Throughout each year, Elevated Roofing sup-

roof inspections, roof repairs,  roof replace-

ports area charities and nonprofit groups in need.

ments and storm or hail damage repair to

“We believe in giving back to the com-

those in need. However, Mike Witte and

munity and making a difference both locally

Randy Hughes, Elevated Roofing’s owner

and globally,” Mike says.

and president, don’t stop at roofs when

Complimenting the underlying themes of

clients’ buildings and homes have been

selflessness, gratitude and community-wide

damaged by storms. Through an extended

support that carries this time of year, the fol-

team of subcontractors, Elevated Roofing

lowing are examples of the entities supported

also can repair or replace gutters, painting,

by Elevated Roofing teams.

screens, windows and fences. They also can

“Our work with local charities is part of our

guide or assist navigating through insurance

mission to build and uplift the community.

mazes for home insurance claims.

We’re proud to support and to volunteer as a

The company’s quality work and dedication

to

customer

service

frequently

get noticed, too. During 2018, Elevated Roofing earned a spot on the 2018 Top

team. We encourage our employees to donate their talents to other causes that are close to their hearts,” Randy explains.  Additionally,

Elevated

Roofing

sup-

100 Contractors List compiled by Roofing

ports Roofs for Troops, a program that pro-

Contractor Magazine.

vides roofing-system rebates to active mem-

Elevated Roofing is licensed or certified by these organizations: Roofing Contractors Association of Texas,  North Texas Roofing

bers, veterans and retirees of the U.S. military, as well as Life Unlimited Food Pantry. ElevatedRoofing.com

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SHELTER COMES IN MANY FORMS

1

(CON TI N UED)

KIDS SHOULDN’T HAVE CANCER FOUNDATION

2

Wade, is a nonprofit organization founded

and foosball tables every day to set up tables

shortly after the 7-year-old died of pediatric

to enjoy a hot meal. The Frisco club moved

cancer in 2015. Jonny’s selfless wish was for

again in 2008 and now serves nearly twice

no other child to have cancer. In that spirit, the

as many children.

action in the form of research and responsible

BERNIE MOORE MINISTRIES

legislation to end pediatric cancer.

As an evangelic organization founded in

HOPE WOMEN’S CENTER

conversion. Bernie will travel to any church, country or place he feels called by the Holy

sionary-based pregnancy center. They

Spirit to preach the Good News.

provide them with compassionate assis-

CHRISTIANS UNITED FOR ISRAEL

tance and accurate information to empower

As the largest pro-Israel grassroots organi-

them to make healthy, informed pregnancy

zation in the United States, Christians United

and lifestyle decisions.

for Israel is also the only Christian orga-

MENDED LITTLE HEARTS OF DALLAS Since 2004, Mended Little Hearts has pro-

of pro-Israel Christians into an educated, empowered and effective force for Israel.

THE SAMARITAN INN

congenital heart disease many services that

This initiative is a comprehensive homeless

directly improve their quality of life, includ-

program that helps willing people gain dig-

ing group programs, educational resources,

nity and independence by being more than

hospital outreach, congenital heart defects

just a place to spend the night. It’s a detailed

awareness initiatives, community health

program that teaches self-sufficiency and

education, online connections and advocacy.

life skills to meet the needs of individuals

Starting as the McKinney Boys Club in

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and families experiencing homelessness. On a given night, approximately 160 people sleep at the Inn in McKinney, of which one out of three are children.

mark in the Collin County community and has

ADOPT-A-STREET IN FRISCO

influenced the lives of countless children. In

As a part of Keep Frisco Beautiful, Adopt-a-

1997, the Frisco branch opened and oper-

Street teaches citizenship and community

ated out of the Frisco Independent School

improvement. The Adopt-a-Street program

District Administrative Offices. Less than

provides teams of all kinds—families, clubs,

a year later, it moved to Acker Elementary

co-workers and civic organizations—the

School until opening doors to a location at

opportunity to help beautify Frisco by vol-

6890 Main St. in downtown Frisco. Not long

unteering to collect litter on designated

after, the Bob and Joy Darling Branch was

streets. Litter is unsightly and costly to

opened at 6726 Main St., also in downtown

taxpayers, and it contributes to overall pol-

Frisco. For several years, this location served

lution. Volunteering for litter pick-up builds

approximately 300 to 500 children per day.

community and group pride.

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4.

nization devoted to transforming millions

vided patients and families of children with

BOYS AND GIRLS CLUBS OF COLLIN COUNTY

5

Jesus Christ to others with the objective of

2006 as a nonprofit Christ-focused, mis-

October of 1968, this club has been a land-

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2016, Bernie Moore preaches the Gospel of

Hope Women’s Center was founded in

experiencing unplanned pregnancies and

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up the motivation and teaching that came from staff members. They moved pool tables

desire to reach teens, women and families

3

Children crowded around the floor to soak

This foundation, in the memory of Jonny

organization’s mission is to generate urgent

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5.

6.

8. 1. Jonny Wade, Kids Shouldn’t Have Cancer Foundation 2. Hope Women’s Center 3. Little Mended Hearts of Dallas 4. Boys and Girls Clubs of Collin County 5. Bernie Moore Ministries 6. Christians United for Israel 7. The Samaritan Inn 8. Adopt A Street in Frisco

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Granbury Cabin SIT IN SLOWER SERENITY FOR A SPELL

ARTICLE JULIE BROWN PATTON PHOTOGRAPHY COURTESY OF THE GRANBURY CABINS AT WINDY RIDGE

FOR THOSE WITH FRESH AIR, RELAXATION AND TIME AWAY FROM ELECTRONIC DEVICES AT THE TOP OF TO-DO LISTS THIS FALL, A COZY BOUTIQUE RETREAT AWAITS WITH CONVENIENT ACCESS FROM FRISCO AND THE BROADER DFW AREA. Going off the grid is easy at The Granbury Cabins at Windy Ridge, a wooded, 10-acre property with private cabins and peaceful, getaway spots. Guests enjoy the slower pace and simple country pleasures, echo Cassie and Jason McPherson, co-owners of the retreat.  “We’re thankful and happy that people connect with what they love here at The Grandbury Cabins—whether that’s recentering themselves, getting back to nature  or reconnecting with loved ones,”  Cassie says. “With spotty cell service due to the wooded areas, guests can focus on family or recharging their energy, whatever’s important to them. Some even use the challenging cell service as the perfect reason to avoid their offices for a weekend.” Cassie and Jason know firsthand how important it is to relax, refresh and reconnect; they left their corporate jobs to purchase this retreat in October 2017. “We were feeling burned out, living our lives for weekends and searching for a retreat for the last 10 years,” Cassie says.  The McPhersons offer farmhouse-style cabins outfitted  with lush bedding, whimsical vintage touches, full-sized kitchens or kitchenettes, sitting porches, charcoal grills, fire pits and private hot tubs. Many of the cabins contain salvaged or reclaimed wood and other recycled items. Cassie says some of her favorite cabin accents are the more than 100-year-old kitchen sinks and working stoves from the 1920s. “We have personal touches not found at other properties, such as using farm implements to hang curtains,” she adds.  To pull guests outdoors, there are fun lawn games, such as cornhole and ladder ball. Those staying also can enjoy hiking the property’s rustic trail.  22

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s Retreat

“We’ve had lots of people who celebrate anniversaries, birthdays, spring breaks and special occasions with us. We’ve even had couples who honeymoon here and then return for their first anniversary,” Cassie says. The couple is working on a new cabin, which will feature salvaged architectural pieces and vintage items like the current cabins do, but they will offer larger windows for more natural light to further focus on the forested surroundings. Cassie also started an organic garden and growing flowers for pollinators at the property this year, confirming they want to be good stewards of the land. Additionally, nearby Lake Granbury provides a sandy beach, boating, fishing and water sports. Just 15 minutes away from the cabins, the city of Granbury offers an array of activities, including history, art, breweries, wineries and entertainment. And, historic Granbury Square is lined with specialty shops and eateries. For ideas, see VisitGranbury.com. GranburyCabins.com

“With spotty cell service due to the wooded areas, guests can focus on family or recharging their energy, whatever’s important to them. Some even use the challenging cell service as the perfect reason to avoid their offices for a weekend.” November 2019 | Frisco Life

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RENOVATE & REFINE

COZY

UP YO U R

TAKE A CUE FROM THE SCANDINAVIAN CONCEPT OF HYGGE AND WELCOME THE TRANSITION OF SUMMER TO AUTUMN WITH A RELAXING REFRESH

HOME SPICE UP YOUR LIFE Pumpkin

spice,

apple

and

warm cinnamon are scents that bring the autumn air indoors. Adding these scents to your home will create a comforting and inviting atmosphere for your family and fall guests.

MAD FOR PLAID Plaid patterns are a staple for fall. Find unique ways to pull the pattern into your decor in the form of blankets, pillows and even rugs if you’re feeling adventurous!

MUM’S THE WORD Mums’

blazing

colors

and

long-lasting blooms are almost as much a marker of autumn as football, shorter days and cooler weather. Incorporate some warmer-color blooms into your decor for a fresh addition that’s reminiscent of changing leaves.

AU NATURALE Wicker and natural materials like wood and jute are great ways to bring the outdoors in. Create a woodsy feel with dried flowers, natural wood accents and lots of baskets—great for storing your knit blankets! 24

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Always a Gentleman LEADING STYLES AND MEN’S FASHIONS FROM ADAM ALEKSANDER

ARTICLE JULIE BROWN PATTON | PHOTOGRAPHY PHILLIP SLAUGHTER

ADAM ALEKSANDER IS A LUXURY MEN’S FASHION BRAND APPLYING TOP CRAFTSMANSHIP PRINCIPLES. Located at The Star in Frisco, founder and creative  director Bashar Alhuneidi says his company’s international artisans use only the finest fabrics, leathers and materials to construct custom dress-wear, smart casual fashion, shoes and accessories of exceptional quality, fit and style. The store’s styling consultants assist clients in exemplifying what it means to be a gentleman, in both classical and contemporary executions. “We’re always focused on, and excited to work with, artisans who represent great brand and family values, heritage and dedication toward quality and personality. For our artisans, it’s  a process and a craft passed down through generations,” Bashar says. “Many of our pieces have been touched by the hand of a master and are held to the highest standards of material selection, creativity and craftsmanship.” “We’re all about creating items worthy enough to honor our clients,” he adds. AdamAleksanderWorld.com

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The Young Professional VIA ADAM ALEKSANDER SUIT AND ACCESSORIES Look dashing in the office and going straight into date night. A stylish watch, dynamic tie and contrasting shoes are sure to turn admiring heads.

The Dad VIA ADAM ALEKSANDER SUIT AND ACCESSORIES Showing true-blue strength is effortless in this navy suit and grid-patterned tie with matching shoes. Add a dash of mystery through fun but complimentary socks. 

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The Empty Nester VIA ADAM ALEKSANDER SUIT AND ACCESSORIES Showcase a carefree, yet sophisticated persona  by accessorizing with a men’s handkerchief, luxury  hat and regal  ring or watch. Demonstrate the utmost confidence, especially while sporting a matching umbrella. 

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LIFESTYLE CALENDAR

2 DIA DE LOS MUERTOS

George A. Purefoy Municipal Center

Learn about and help celebrate one of the largest Mexican holidays, Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead). This event will be held until 4 p.m. in the firstfloor Council Chambers and Atrium.

3 FRISCO FAIR

Frisco Fresh Market

This event has free admission, with "pay-to-play" rides, games and food through tickets available for purchase on-site. There is also family entertainment. Email JenniferH@FriscoFreshMarket.com for details.

9 FRISCO COMMUNITY PARADE Toyota Stadium

The Frisco Community Parade marks Veterans Day and celebrates community pride. The parade features floats, school marching bands, high school football teams, cheerleaders, scouts, civic organizations, youth sports teams, Frisco-based professional sports teams  and local businesses. Parade participants will leave Toyota Stadium, traveling east on Main Street through historic downtown before finishing at North County Road.

9 DALLAS COWBOYS PLAYERS—CRAVE THE AUTO The Star in Frisco

This is an autograph session with at least three Dallas Cowboys players. This event also is slated to include Cowboys cheerleaders' autographs, questions and answers, giveaways, food and  drinks. Call Star Sports Tours at 817.542.0011.

9 JINGLE BASH—11TH ANNUAL ETSY DALLAS Gilley's Dallas

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NOVEMBER

and pottery. Hand-picked artists, crafters and designers offer one-of-a-kind, one-stop shopping. There will be an on-site bar, food trucks and makeand-take crafts for kiddos. One of our  advertisers, Code Name Mama, will be participating. Please stop by and show them some love!

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This fourth annual event is hosted by Jimmy Porch and includes glam, a band and a DJ. The location will be revealed after ticket purchase. Tickets are $40 at the door  or  Eventbrite.com. Guests are requested to bring an unwrapped gift for families who have children with learning, behavioral and physical disabilities, or a non-perishable food item for the elderly.

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Grab a book and practice read-aloud skills with a therapeutic furry friend. This free event is ideal for students in grades one through five. It will be held in the first-floor Children's Program Room.

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22 COWBOYS CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR The Star in Frisco

The Cowboys celebrate Christmas with a weekly holiday show featuring the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders, Rhythm and Blues Dancers and Drumline, Rowdy, Santa and guest appearances by players. The show is free every Friday and Saturday night from Nov. 22 through Dec. 21. On Nov. 22, the holiday fun kicks off with the lighting of The

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NOVEMBER

LIFESTYLE CALENDAR music will run daily from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. through Dec. 31. This show is free

to the public. Skate on the Square's real outdoor ice rink. The cost is $12 per person (includes skate rental); it is closed on Christmas Day.

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30 NIGHT OF IMPROV WITH FRISCO IMPROV PLAYERS Frisco Discovery Center's Black Box Theater

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PARTING THOUGHTS

Corners of the Heart STORY-LISTENERS

ARTICLE BECKA CORBITT

INSIDE EACH OF US LIES A STORY—ONE THAT HOLDS THE ABILITY TO HAVE AN EFFECT ON THE LIVES WE TOUCH EACH DAY. Through the years, I have learned the effect that sharing your story has on others, but more importantly, the gift you receive in becoming a story listener.   The month of November is known to be a month of gratefulness and thanksgiving. What a perfect issue to introduce our newest monthly page that will be dedicated to sharing inspirational topics that will inspire you, motivate you and encourage you as you move forward in life. Inside the wonderful community of Frisco are many influencers, storytellers, business makers and creative individuals. This “Corners of the Heart” monthly spot is a place for stories to be shared, and I will be looking to connect with others throughout our community who have life-changing stories that touch lives and transform hearts.  When I was a little girl, my favorite place to be was tucked up in a corner playing for hours with my make-believe friends and journal paper, making up stories and pretending about the amazing adventures I would take. These moments led to a passion to write, share, ask questions, listen to others and learn how amazing people are. I’m intrigued by the story that lies inside each and every individual who walks this earth. We all embrace and embody an individual place that most often gets tucked away in the corners of our hearts.  Each month, this corner will be for those inspirational, moment-changing  and amazing stories that I know live in abundance inside our amazing city of Frisco.  It is a pleasure and true joy to open up this corner of my heart to you. Until next month, I encourage you toward  a challenge:  Find one person with whom you can share your story and one person with whom you can practice  becoming a story-listener. In making this investment, your life will be changed for the better.  Be a change-maker and a story-listener!

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