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LIFESTYLE LETTER

OCTOBER 2019 PUBLISHER

Jane Krzysiak | jane.krzysiak@lifestylepubs.com EDITORIAL COORDINATOR

Stephanie Hasbrouck | stephanie.hasbrouck@lifestylepubs.com CONTRIBUTING WRITERS

Stephanie Hasbrouck

Fall & the Foodie

CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS

Robert Ray Photography, Janet Bernstein

ARE YOU HUNGRY, CROSS TIMBERS LIFESTYLE READERS? We’re sure you will be when you read—or should we say devour—this issue, the most drool-worthy one of the year: the Foodie issue! While we don’t like to play favorites, the Foodie issue is near and dear to our hearts. After all, food is not only nourishing (and delicious) but it also brings people together—whether it’s a special anniversary dinner, a casual weeknight meal with family or a festive outing with friends or coworkers. We had great fun highlighting Flower Mound resident Kalee Wulfer’s Grapevine Food Tour, where the food was amazing, the tour operator was interesting and informative and the pace was perfect. All in all, a most delightful and unique way to spend an afternoon with friends or coworkers if you have a hip boss. We are already planning our next tour!     In Open House, we look inside local interior designer Kristy Mastrandonas’ own kitchen redesign. Color us impressed with her tips to create an efficient and timeless kitchen that serves as the perfect backdrop to every season and occasion.    

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

It wouldn’t be fall without a perfectly spiced pumpkin bread recipe that you will

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER DeLand Shore

enjoy trying. And, might we offer some suggestions for a twist on a classic when

ART DIRECTOR Sara Minor

we reveal ways you can “up” your s’mores game just in time to get that fire pit or

OPERATIONS DIRECTOR Janeane Thompson

fireplace cranked up? Speaking of fireplaces—how about a good book to curl up with?  As we approach Halloween, we’re feeling a little mysterious, so be sure to check out Page Turners for classics and new options you will enjoy.

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

Friends, let’s “dig in” for fall and phenomenal food! Can’t wait for the crisp evenings and outings—so many places to explore. Hope to see you around town!

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INSIDE THE ISSUE OCTOBER 2019

FEATURES 12 Kitchen Accomplished Kristy Mastrandonas, Owner of Kristy Mastrandonas Interior Design & Styling, Creates Her Own Dream Kitchen

18 A Savory Stroll Grapevine Food Tour Offers Unique Culinary Experiences in Historic Downtown Grapevine

24 Hearty Harvest This Spicy Staple of the Season Incorporates All the Flavors of Fall

34 How Mysterious Lewisville Public Library's

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Kelly Brouillard Suggests Some Thrilling Books for Fall

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DEPARTMENTS 4

Lifestyle Letter

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Good Times

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Around Town

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Open House

24 Culinary Creations 28 Food & Wine 30 Lifestyle Calendar 34 Page Turners


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GOOD TIMES

LEF Awards $100,000 to Lewisville ISD Teachers On Aug. 21, the Lewisville ISD Education Foundation (LEF) awarded 64 grants to teachers across LISD  totaling $100,000, an increase for the third year.  Teacher grants ranged from $305 to as much as $2,500 with 14 grants awarded at the highest level. Grants covered the full scope of subjects: STEM-related learning, music, physics, robotics, social skills, books and more. PHOTOGRAPHY BY LISD COMMUNICATIONS AND LEF

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Primrose School of NE Flower Mound Celebrates 20-Year Anniversary On Aug. 27, Primrose School of NE Flower Mound celebrated 20 years. To commemorate the milestone, students and teachers painted river rocks and created a rock garden. The Flower Mound Chamber of Commerce provided a ribbon cutting as part of the festivities and students celebrated  with cupcakes  and the school  mascot, Percy the Proud Rooster.  Current owners Sheldon and Shelley Connell welcomed original owners  Scott and Stacey Maness to the celebration. 

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AROUND TOWN

ABC HOME AND COMMERCIAL SERVICES CELEBRATES 30 YEARS ABC Home and Commercial Services celebrated 30 years in DFW on Aug. 1 with a team luncheon followed by an afternoon celebration that included  games, music  and more. Thirty years ago,  Highland Village resident Dennis Jenkins had a dream. He started with zero customers, and today, ABC serves more than 24,000 customers and the entire DFW area including  East Texas and Oklahoma City. ABC Home & Commercial Services provides environmentally responsible, reliable and superior pest control, lawn services, plumbing, pool services, HVAC  and handyman services to homes and businesses.

MEDICAL CITY LEWISVILLE IS FIVESTAR RECIPIENT FOR WOMEN’S CARE

signed up for the event. All were clad in the color purple and will be “Kindness Ambassadors” for the upcoming school year. “I am so proud of our

Medical City Lewisville recently announced

Lewisville ISD students who have taken the lead

that it is a five-star recipient for women’s care

on the LISD Kindness initiative,” LISD Assistant

as recognized by Healthgrades, the leading

Chief of Schools Andy Plunkett says. “They are

online resource for information about physicians

continuing the tremendous work from last year

and hospitals. The five-star ratings indicate that

and challenging their fellow students to keep

Medical City Lewisville’s clinical outcomes are

making kindness normal."

statistically significantly better than expected for labor, delivery, obstetrics and gynecology. “It is a great honor to receive this award, which

THOMAS WHITE NAMED LEF EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

is indicative of our hospital’s dedication and focus

The Lewisville ISD Education Foundation

on providing the highest quality care to our expect-

Board of Directors recently announced Thomas

ant mothers,” said LaSharndra Barbarin, CEO of

White as executive director of the Lewisville

Medical City Lewisville. “This award highlights our

ISD Education Foundation. He follows long-

commitment to the care and improvement of human

time Executive Director Connie Pelphrey. “I

life and reinforces that Medical City Lewisville is a

am grateful to Dr. Rogers and the LEF Board

destination of choice for women’s care.”

of Directors for giving me the opportunity to

Medical City Lewisville was recognized with multiple awards, including: + Five-Star Recipient for Vaginal Delivery for Five Years in a Row (2015–2019) + Five-Star Recipient for C-Section Delivery for Five Years in a Row (2015–2019) + Recipient of the Healthgrades 2019 Labor and Delivery Excellence Award™ + Recognized by Healthgrades in 2019 for Superior Performance in Labor and Delivery + Among the Top 10% of Hospitals Evaluated for Labor and Delivery in 2019

LISD HOLDS SECOND ANNUAL KINDNESS CONVOCATION Students from all five Lewisville ISD high schools recently joined together for the second 10

Kindness Convocation. Nearly 1,000 students

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be part of such a great organization,” Thomas says. “As both a parent of LISD students and a graduate of the school district, I know that this foundation makes a difference. Connie has done a tremendous job establishing LEF as an integral partner in the community, and I hope to build upon her legacy.” Thomas, who came up through Lewisville ISD starting at Timber Creek Elementary then Lamar Middle before graduating from Marcus High, was the clear choice for the LEF Board. “We are excited for Dr. White to join the Lewisville ISD Education Foundation as its next leader,”  LISD Superintendent Dr. Kevin Rogers says. “He brings a wealth of experience to the organization, and I am confident he will take LEF to even greater heights.”


MEDICAL CITY LEWISVILLE ACHIEVES NATIONAL ACCREDITATION FOR METABOLIC AND BARIATRIC SURGERY PROGRAM

& Jim Larson Grant. The grant is awarded annually to public libraries in Texas to assist in purchasing materials of the mystery genre. The funds received from this grant were used to complete and enhance

The American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery recently announced that Medical City Lewisville has been accredited as a Comprehensive Center under the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program

some of the most loved mystery series in the library’s Adult Fiction collection.

FLOWER MOUND NAMED NO. 5 ‘SAFEST CITY TO RAISE A CHILD’

(MBSAQIP®), a joint program of the American

Flower Mound is the No. 5 “Safest City to

College of Surgeons (ACS) and the American Society

Raise a Child” in the country, according to a

for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS). The

study by SafeWise, a community-focused secu-

program now meets the highest standards for

rity organization. To compile the list, researchers

patient safety and quality of care in North Texas.

examined the most recent FBI violent and prop-

“This accomplishment reinforces Medical City Lewisville’s position as the destination of choice for healthcare excellence,” said LaSharndra Barbarin, FACHE, CEO of Medical City Lewisville. “I am very proud of the dedicated bariatric program team for

erty crimes data. Flower Mound was the only Texas community in the top 10.

FLOWER MOUND HIGH SCHOOL CELEBRATES HOMECOMING 2019

exemplifying our mission and values by achiev-

Flower Mound High School (FMHS) celebrated

ing this national accreditation and meeting the

its Homecoming Week Sept. 9–13 with a spirited

highest standards for safety and quality of care

pep rally and the annual football game. This year,

for patients seeking surgical treatment for severe

the Jags took on the Prosper Eagles. Seniors

obesity and its related conditions.”

Bridget Rittenberry and Will Pottorff were named

The

MBSAQIP

Standards,

outlined

in

the Resources for Optimal Care of the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Patient 2016, ensure that bariatric surgical patients receive a multidisciplinary

Homecoming Queen and King.

HEART OF LIBERTY GALA TO FEATURE SPECIAL GUEST GEORGE W. BUSH

program, not just a surgical procedure, which

Former President George W. Bush will be the

improves patient outcomes and long-term success.

special guest at the Liberty Christian School Heart of Liberty Gala Saturday, Oct. 5, at Texas Motor Speedway. The gala will be a night to celebrate the staff and faculty of Liberty Christian School. All proceeds from the event will benefit the school’s teacher sustainability and growth initiative. For more information, visit LibertyChristian.com.

FLOWER MOUND PUBLIC LIBRARY AWARDED TLA JEANETTE & JIM LARSON GRANT The Flower Mound Public Library recently received the 2019 Texas Library Association Jeanette

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OPEN HOUSE

LIGHTED CABINETS Lighted cabinets provide a place to showcase art and seasonal decorations.

BACKSPL ASH The polished Carrera marble backsplash in a mix of white, gray and beige adds texture and depth.

Kitchen design tip 1 Don’t worry about the current design and decorating trends. Be true to your own style.

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ARTICLE STEPHANIE HASBROUCK PHOTOGRAPHY ROBERT RAY PHOTOGRAPHY

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ACCOMPLIS N E H HED ITC

KRISTY MASTRANDONAS, OWNER OF KRISTY MASTRANDONAS INTERIOR DESIGN & STYLING, CREATES HER OWN DREAM KITCHEN

KRISTY MASTRANDONAS, OWNER OF KRISTY MASTRANDONAS INTERIOR DESIGN & STYLING, HAD SPENT SO MUCH TIME REMODELING HER CLIENTS’ HOMES THROUGHOUT THE YEARS, THAT SHE PUT HER OWN KITCHEN REDESIGN ON THE BACK BURNER. This past spring she finally created her own dream kitchen filled with flair and functionality—and definitely worth the wait. Kristy Mastrandonas

“Remodeling our kitchen has been on my mind since we moved into our home 12

opted for a classic white

years ago, but we had other priorities—kids’ school activities and then college tui-

kitchen that is light and

tion being the biggest priority. We were going to wait a couple more years to tackle

bright with modern

this remodel, but our kitchen sink plumbing had other plans!” she says, adding that

French country charm.

a slow leak from the foundation prompted the renovation.

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“THE LAYOUT IS SO MUCH MORE FUNCTIONAL FOR THE WAY WE LIVE, AND IT MAKES THE KITCHEN FEEL LARGER."

CABINET S PAC E Cabinets flanking the refrigerator serve as a large pantry area.

Kitchen design tip 2 Don’t design by committee. Don’t seek advice from friends, extended family or Pinterest. Create a space that tells your family’s story, not theirs.

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“I decided to go with an all-white kitchen because I wanted it to be classic, light and bright, with a modern French country feel,” Kristy says.

Kitchen design tip 3

“I also like to change up my home decor throughout the year per season, and having an all-white

Consider hiring a professional

kitchen is like working with a blank canvas.”

interior designer to bring your

The kitchen now boasts bright white and gray-

vision to fruition.

veined Vermont Danby White Mountain honed marble countertops and a polished Carrera marble backsplash in a mix of white, gray and beige.  Kristy chose antique brass for all of the hardware. The faucet, pot filler, pulls and knobs all incorporate the classic finish. And, after a bit of elbow grease, the lanterns do, as well. “The lanterns above the island were originally a bright metallic gold finish,” Kristy says. “I wanted them to be more subdued so they’d coordinate better with the other antique brass finishes in here, so I took my handy dandy paintbrush and some craft paint and changed the finish,” she says. “It was so easy to do!” In addition to changing the style of the kitchen, Kristy increased its functionality, most notably by changing the location of the pantry and replacing the existing two islands with one large island. She says her new kitchen is exactly what she had dreamed of for the past 12 years. “The layout is so much more functional for the way we live, and it makes the kitchen feel larger. We are so pleased with the outcome.”

WHITE KITCHEN

Gene Cherrnay, with Village Designs and Remodeling in Highland Village, was Kristy’s contractor for the project. For more information about Village Designs and Remodeling, visit VillageDesignsAndRe-

An all-white kitchen serves

modeling.com. For more information about Kristy

as a blank canvas for festive

Mastrandonas Interior Design & Styling, visit Kristy-

seasonal decorations.

Mastrandonas.com and be sure to follow Kristy on

KRISTY RECOMMENDS FILLING YOUR PANTRY WITH THESE FALL SOUP, STEW AND COMFORT FOOD INGREDIENTS:

F U L LY STOCKED

Instagram @kristy_mastrandonas. 

Barilla dried pasta

Pacific organic free-range broths

Giuliano mild pepper rings

Cento crushed tomatoes

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GRAPEVINE FOOD TOUR OFFERS UNIQUE CULINARY EXPERIENCES IN HISTORIC DOWNTOWN GRAPEVINE

ARTICLE STEPHANIE HASBROUCK | PHOTOGRAPHY ROBERT RAY PHOTOGRAPHY, JANET BERNSTEIN

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Looking for the perfect place

TO ESCAPE TO THIS WEEKEND TO SAMPLE DELICIOUS FOOD AND FINE WINE IN THE COMPANY OF GREAT FRIENDS? The answer is closer than you think. Join the Grapevine Food Tour for a unique culinary experience—and learn a few things about the historic town, as well. Grapevine Food Tour offers three types of tours: the Original Food, Wine & History Tour; the Wine & Chocolate Happy Hour Tour; and the newly launched Beer, Bites & History Tour. All are walking tours along historic Main Street in Grapevine. “Each tour visits several locally owned restaurants, winery tasting rooms and specialty shops, and on our Original Food, Wine & History Tour, we talk about Grapevine’s rich history, culture and architecture between tastings,” says Kalee Wulfers, owner and lead guide of the Grapevine Food Tour. Two to 10 people ages 21 and older may participate in the tours. “It is important for me to keep it as a small group tour because my goal with Grapevine Food Tour is not just to take people around to taste food and wine, but to create an intimate experience where our guests can connect with one another and enjoy great conversations along the way.” Kalee created Grapevine Food Tour after being a food guide in Sonoma, California, when she and her husband lived there in 2018. “When we moved back to Texas, I knew it was exactly what Grapevine was missing. We have so much deep history in Grapevine and fantastic restaurants and specialty shops, that I knew Grapevine would be a perfect spot to bring all of that together and share with not only tourists who visit Grapevine, but for locals, as well.” Kalee says the tours are ideal for couples, groups of friends or even those wishing to venture out on their own and make new friends. “We also encourage small businesses to use

Cross Timbers Lifestyle Publisher Jane Krzysiak and friends enjoyed the Original Food, Wine & History Walking Tour. They visited Esparza’s, Messina Hof Grapevine Winery, Grapevine Olive Oil Company, Farina’s Winery & Cafe and JudyPie.

our tours as team building for their staff,” she says. “Our tours are a way for friends and family and strangers on tour, who quickly become friends, to create fun memories together. Food and drink bring people together naturally, but with the small group intimacy that our tour provides, it makes the experience extra special.” The restaurants on the tour allow Grapevine Food Tour to bring in as many as 10 guests on each tour. “They have the tables pre-set and offer five-star service,” Kalee says. “My guests often say they feel like a VIP on tour because the experience is so seamless. I very much appreciate each and every one of our tour partners. We could not have a successful tour without these wonderful restaurants, winery tasting rooms and specialty shops, and so we are extremely thankful for them.”

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Kalee says she believes in supporting and celebrating local businesses, and her tour does just that.

tour where the guests can get a closer view of the retail and

“Our world has become one of convenience and discon-

restaurants along Main Street,” Kalee says. “We feel like we

nect. We order online everything from groceries to furniture

are an ambassador for Grapevine and really try to promote all

and everything in between, and most of the time it is from

businesses in Grapevine, even if they are not on tour.”

‘big-box’ entities. I am a big believer in supporting local busi-

Tour participants also have praised the experience.

ness because it is relationship-based,” she says. “In local

“I am overwhelmed with the enthusiasm and excitement

restaurants, wineries and specialty shops, you get to know

Grapevine Food Tour has received in the short time we

the owners and staff. I love to meet the people behind the

have been operating,” Kalee says. “Many people have said

scenes and support them in any way I can.”

how surprised they are that nothing like this has opened in

In return, the local businesses’ response to the tours has been overwhelming, Kalee says. “I have been blown away by the enthusiasm the restau-

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on the tour. They love that I am taking people on a walking

Grapevine prior to us. I always say how thankful I am that this is the case, so I could be the one to offer such a unique experience along historic Main Street.”

rants, wineries and specialty shops have had toward our

For more information about the Grapevine Food Tour, visit

tours. They especially love that we incorporate a little history

GrapevineFoodTour.com.

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Original Food, WINE & HISTORY WALKING TOUR, $85 PER PERSON

Grapevine, TX

11 a.m.–2 p.m. daily This three-hour walking tour, which is more like a casual stroll, visits five tasting locations along historic Main Street. Participants will taste delicious food, wine and other spirits from local restaurants and specialty shops. In between tastings, guests will learn about Grapevine’s rich history, culture and architecture.

Wine & Chocolate HAPPY HOUR TOUR, $60 PER PERSON 3–5:30 p.m. Thursday–Sunday

This two-and-a-half-hour walking tour visits three winery tasting rooms and three chocolate specialty shops along historic Main Street. Experience a variety of wine, chocolate and cheese pairings with wines from Texas and around the world and chocolate from local chocolatiers.

Beer, Bites &

HISTORY TOUR, $85 PER PERSON Noon–3 p.m. Thursday–Sunday

This three-hour walking tour visits five unique restaurants along historic Main Street where participants will experience a variety of craft beer and comfort food. In between the tastings, guests will learn about Grapevine’s rich history, culture and architecture. Tours do not operate during major holidays and local festivals such as Main Street Fest and GrapeFest. For availability, please visit GrapevineFoodTour.com. For a nice touch, consider hiring a driver to transport your group to and from the tours. We recommend Flower Mound's Bradley Zane, owner of RushTrips Transportation (RushTrips.com). October 2019 | Cross Timbers Lifestyle

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CULINARY CREATIONS

HARVEST ARTICLE STEPHANIE HASBROUCK

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PUMPKIN SPICE BREAD INGREDIENTS + 1 15-ounce can of pure pumpkin puree + 1 cup vegetable oil + 4 eggs

METHOD Preheat oven to 350 F. Butter and flour two 9-by-5-inch or three 7-by-3-inch loaf pans.   Mix the pumpkin, oil, eggs, vanilla, water and sugar until well-

+ 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

blended. In another bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, salt,

+ 2/3 cup water

cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and ginger. Fold the dry ingredients into

+ 3 cups granulated sugar

the wet ingredients until blended. Pour into prepared loaf pans.

+ 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour + 2 teaspoons baking soda

Bake for 50-60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.

+ 1 1/2 teaspoons salt + 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon + 1 teaspoon grated nutmeg

VA R I AT I O N S

+ 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves

Top with cream cheese frosting for a decadent treat. Add 1 cup mini

+ 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger

chocolate chips. Add 1 cup chopped pecans or walnuts to the batter.

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FOOD & WINE

SPRINKLED + Graham crackers + Chocolate bars + Marshmallow fluff + Sprinkles

PB + CHOCO DREAM + Graham crackers + Peanut butter cups + Marshmallow fluff + Chocolate syrup

RASPBERRY COCONUT + Graham crackers + Chocolate bars + Marshmallow + Raspberries + Coconut flakes

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GIMME S'MORE PHOTOGRAPHY NICOLETTE MARTIN + DANA RUDOLPH

PUMP UP YOUR S’MORES WITH THESE TRIED + TRUE TWISTS ON A CLASSIC

WHAT

YOU NEED

WHAT

YOU DO

+ Graham crackers

SPRINKLED: Begin with two graham cracker squares. Place one on

+ Chocolate bars

a microwave-safe plate and top with chocolate bars and a scoop of

+ Peanut butter cups

marshmallow fluff. Set aside. Take the other graham cracker square

+ Sprinkles

and spread marshmallow fluff on half (top + bottom), then coat with

+ Sea salt

sprinkles and set aside. Microwave the half with chocolate + marsh-

+ Chocolate syrup

mallow for 10 seconds, or until marshmallow fluff is melty. Remove

+ Caramel syrup

and top with sprinkled graham cracker.

+ Raspberries + Coconut flakes

PB + CHOCO DELIGHT: Begin with two graham cracker squares.

+ Marshmallows

Place one on a microwave-safe plate and top with peanut butter

+ Marshmallow fluff (vegetarian)

cups and a scoop of marshmallow fluff. Microwave for 10 seconds, or until marshmallow fluff is melty. Remove and top with chocolate syrup and second graham cracker square. RASPBERRY COCONUT: Begin with two graham cracker squares. Place one on a microwave-safe plate and top with chocolate bars and a marshmallow. Microwave for 10 seconds, or until marshmallow puffs up. Remove and top with raspberries, coconut flakes and second graham cracker square.

OLD-SCHOOL + Graham crackers + Chocolate bars + Marshmallows

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OCTOBER

LIFESTYLE CALENDAR

1-31

5

be providing hot dogs for the Flower

PUMPKINS FOR PETS

THIRD ANNUAL PTSD FOUNDATION CHARITY BBQ

Flower Mound Police Department,

Lewisville Animal Services

Between Oct. 1–31, get your pumpkin

a.m.–2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, at the 4150 Kirkpatrick Lane.

Parker Square

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at Lewisville Animal Services. While

The Third Annual PTSD Foundation

supplies last, come to Lewisville

Charity BBQ will be held from 11

Animal Services and pick your pump-

a.m.–6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, in

kin and support a homeless animal in

Parker Square. The event will feature

the same trip with a minimum dona-

live music, free barbecue, kids’ activi-

tion of $10. Pictures in the small indoor

ties and a silent auction. All proceeds

Ranch Hands Rescue’s Ignite Hope

pumpkin patch also are welcome!

benefit the PTSD Foundation of

2019 will be from 5:30–11 p.m.

America – Dallas Chapter.

Saturday, Oct. 12, at the Embassy

3-5

IGNITE HOPE 2019

Embassy Suites Denton

Suites Denton, 3100 Town Center

SUNSET LIVE! AT THE GARDENS Grapevine Botanical Gardens

Take a trip down memory lane as Grapevine Botanical Gardens

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Trail. The event will include dinner,

OUR TOWN S’MAC DOWN – MAC AND CHEESE AND CHILI COOK-OFF

Ranch

live music, dancing and a live and silent auction. Proceeds support Hands

Rescue’s

mission

to heal emotionally battered indi-

Double Oak Town Hall

viduals and severely abused ani-

brings the sunset to life with clas-

The Our Town S’Mac Down – Mac

mals. For more information, visit

sic live music hits from 6–9:30

and Cheese and Chili Cook-Off will

RanchHandRescue.org.

p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3, Friday, Oct.

be from 5:30–7:30 p.m. Tuesday,

4, and Saturday, Oct. 5. General

Oct. 8, at the Double Oak Town

admission is free. The event also

Hall, 320 Waketon Road. The event

will include food vendors and family

is free and open to local residents.

activities. For more information, visit GoGrapevine.com/event/sunsetlive.

4-6

8, 15, 22, 29 ROCKTOBER CONCERT SERIES

12 THE SERIOUS MUSIC MASH-UP Lamb of God Lutheran Church

The Voices of Flower Mound will present its fall concert, The Serious Music Mash-Up, at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12,

Wayne Ferguson Plaza

23RD ANNUAL LEBANESE FOOD FESTIVAL

at the Lamb of God Lutheran Church,

The Rocktober concert series returns

1401 Cross Timbers Road in Flower

to Lewisville’s Wayne Ferguson Plaza

Mound. Enjoy the enchanting mel-

Our Lady of Lebanon Maronite

at 7 p.m. on Tuesdays in October,

ody of favorites like “Amazing Grace,”

Catholic Church

beginning Oct. 8 with Back In Time:

“Danny Boy,” “Deep River” and “Simple

Our Lady of Lebanon Maronite

The Huey Lewis Experience. Other

Gifts.” For ticket information, visit

Catholic Church presents the 23rd

performances include Just Like P!NK

VoicesOfFlowerMound.com.

Annual

Festival

on Oct. 15; Grupo Vida on Oct. 22; and

Oct. 4-6 on the church grounds, 719

the Rocktober Halloween Bash! at 5

University Place in Lewisville. Event

p.m. Oct. 29. The Halloween Bash will

times are 11 a.m.–11 p.m. Friday; 11

include trick-or-treating and children’s

a.m.–11 p.m. Saturday; and 10:30

activities before the concert.

Lebanese

Food

a.m.–4 p.m. Sunday. For more information, visit OurLadyLebanon.com.

12 FLOWER MOUND POLICE OPEN HOUSE

Flower Mound Police Department

The Summit Club of Flower Mound will 30

Mound Police Open House from 10

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14 MADE FOR THE SHADE LANDSCAPING CLASS

Flower Mound Public Library

Learn about the many native and adapted plants that not only survive but thrive in the shade at this event presented by the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension CONTINUED >


FREE Breast Health Awareness Event Join Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Flower Mound for a complimentary evening enjoying food and drinks. Relax and decorate your very own Breast Cancer Awareness Pumpkin, while breast cancer survivors share their inspiring stories. Nordstrom will be in attendance to discuss their Breast Prosthesis Program and bra fitting techniques. Don’t forget to wear your best Halloween Costume for a chance to win a fabulous prize! If you are ready to tackle your annual breast cancer screening, Texas Health Flower Mound staff will be available to answer questions and perform mammography studies. Contact our Women’s Imaging Center to verify insurance benefits or to obtain a cash rate.*

Event Information: Thursday, October 24th, 2019 | 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm The Courtyard Marriott – Flower Mound 4330 Courtyard Way, Flower Mound, TX 75028 Registration is required and seating is limited. Reserve your spot today. Please RSVP at: pamela.petrides@phfmtexas.com or 469-322-7085.

Breast Cancer awareness event, you won’t want to miss!

Texas Health Flower Mound is a joint venture owned by Texas Health Resources and physicians dedicated to the community. Doctors on the medical staff practice independently and are not employees or agents of the hospital. *Breast Screenings are not complimentary during the event, however, we are extending our hours of service at the Women’s Imaging Center for walk-ins during the event. Breast screenings are NOT required to participate in the event.

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OCTOBER

LIFESTYLE CALENDAR Center at Dallas from 6:30–8:30

Cook-Off will be from 3–6 p.m.

p.m. Monday, Oct. 14, at the Flower

Saturday, Oct. 19, at Bridlewood

Mound Public Library.

Elementary School. The event, which

15 LET’S TALK COLLEGE

Flower Mound Public Library

Do you know what it really takes to get into college? Have all your questions answered at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15, at the Flower Mound Public

is open to the public, will feature a barbecue and chili cook-off, a silent auclive entertainment and fun for all ages.

The Flower Mound Chamber of Commerce will host Fiesta Flower

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Mound 2019 from 5:30 p.m.–mid-

TXFALLENPD TRIBUTE EVENT 2019

Airport. For more information, visit

night Saturday, Oct. 26, at Embassy

The Shops at Highland Village

Advising will discuss college plan-

Department will host the TXFallenPD

ning. To register, call 972.874.6165 or

Tribute Event 2019 from 2:30–9 p.m.

email fmpl@flower-mound.com.

Saturday, Oct. 19, at The Shops

Highland

Village

at Highland Village. Activities will

16 CPR CLASS

1200 Highland Village Road. Register online at HighlandVillage.org.

by

Hilton

Dallas

DFW

FlowerMoundChamber.com.

26 HALLOWINE TRAIL

Grapevine Historic Main Street

a police bike race and a police obsta-

10 a.m.-6 p.m.

cle course. The event also will include

Enjoy sampling wines and food at

live music, demonstrations, a kids'

each of the wineries on the Urban

zone, food and drinks.

Wine Trail from 10 a.m.–6 p.m.

The Highland Village Fire Department

Highland Village Fire Department,

Suites

Police

include a 5K run, a civilian bike race,

6–9 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16, at the

Embassy Suites by Hilton Dallas DFW Airport

The

will hold a CPR/AED course from

FIESTA FLOWER MOUND 2019

tion, vendor booths, games, activities,

Library. Erika Dietz of Guru Academic

Highland Village Fire Department

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Saturday, Oct. 26. Costumes are

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encouraged. For ticket information,

FANG-TACULAR FAMILY CAMP OUT

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Twin Coves Park

Enjoy the ultimate fall camping expe-

visit GrapevineWineryTrail.com.

HALLOWEEN BASH AT THE BOO-TANICAL GARDENS

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rience at Twin Coves Park beginning

INDOOR YARD SALE

include pumpkin patch activities and

Grapevine Botanical Gardens will host

Lamb of God Lutheran Church

various family games, along with a

Halloween Bash at the Boo-tanical

Lamb of God Lutheran Church, 1401

catered dinner and breakfast. The

Gardens presented by Springfree

Cross Timbers Road, will hold a huge

most creative Halloween tent will win

Trampoline from 6–10 p.m. Saturday,

indoor yard sale from 7:30 a.m.–3

a prize. For more information, visit

Oct. 26. The event will include live

p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, in the church’s

Flower-Mound.com/specialevents.

entertainment, a costume contest,

at 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, until 9 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 20. The event will

Fellowship Hall. Stop by for a day of bargain hunting. There will be hundreds of items including furniture, household items, lawn care, tools, toys, sports equipment, school items, books, videos—almost anything.

Grapevine Botanical Gardens

games and other activities. Tickets

26 PUMPKIN DIVE

are on sale now. For more information, visit GoGrapevine.com/event/ HalloweenBash.

CAC Indoor Pool

Dive for pumpkins in the CAC

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indoor pool from 1–2 p.m. Saturday,

We are always accepting sub-

Oct. 26. The event is for ages

missions for events you'd like to

BRONCO BASH

3–14. All supplies will be provided.

see included in our Calendar sec-

Space is limited, so register early at

tion. Submissions are accepted

Flower-Mound.com/specialevents.

via

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H o w M yst e r i o u s

LEWISVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY'S KELLY BROUILLARD SUGGESTS SOME THRILLING BOOKS FOR FALL AND EXTENDS AN INVITATION TO THE BOOKED FOR MURDER CLUB

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1 Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier The second Mrs. Maxim de Winter finds it difficult and frightening to live in the shadow of her predecessor, a situation that is exacerbated by her 2

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husband's moodiness and the presence of sinister housekeeper Mrs. Danvers. This classic romantic mystery is a book club favorite.

2 Inby aRuthDark,WareDark Wood Reluctantly accepting an old friend's invitation to spend a weekend in the English countryside, reclusive writer Leonora awakens in a hospital badly injured, unable to recall what happened and confronting a growing certainty that someone involved has died.

ARTICLE STEPHANIE HASBROUCK PHOTOGRAPHY CONTRIBUTED

Maltese Falcon 3 The by Dashiell Hammett A private detective takes on a case that involves

AS THE WEATHER TURNS COOLER, NOTHING IS MORE COMFORTING

him with three eccentric criminals, a gorgeous liar

THAN CURLING UP WITH A SUSPENSEFUL MYSTERY NOVEL. Kelly

and their quest for a priceless statuette. Classic

Brouillard, Adult Services Supervisor at Lewisville Public Library, shares some

noir mystery set in 1920s San Francisco.

thrilling whodunnits. If you’re looking for someone to sleuth with, check out Booked for Murder, Lewisville Public Library’s longest-running book club for lovers of mysteries, thrillers and suspense novels, which meets from 2–3 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month. “We try to read a variety of mysteries and thrillers from detective mysteries to edge-of-your-seat suspense, classic titles to the new and popular,” Kelly says.

Susans 4 Black-Eyed by Julia Heaberlin At 17, Tessa became famous for being the only surviving victim of a vicious serial killer. Her testimony put him on death row. Decades later, Tessa is forced to confront a chilling possibility: Did she

For more information about Lewisville Public Library book clubs, visit

help convict the wrong man? Enjoy some local

Library.CityofLewisville.com/learn-discover/adults/book-clubs.

flair in this mystery by North Texan Julia Heaberlin.

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IN MEMORIAM

Kylie Rae Harris 1989-2019

FREE CONCERTS

Kylie Rae, pictured at Lakeside in May 2017, died in a car accident on September 5. With hearts broken, we extend our condolences to her family.

Fridays in the plaza 7:30 - 9:30 pm

OCTOBER

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Becky Middleton Jessica McVey Matt Brooks Maylee Thomas

NOVEMBER

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Chris Holt Jon Christopher Davis Susie and the Sissies Chaz Marie Lakeside HOLIDAY Event

Jon Christopher Davis performs, tree lighting, free horse-drawn carriage rides, and more!

Free valet parking

Bring a blanket or portable chairs

2314 Lakeside Pkwy. Flower Mound

www.lakesidedfw.com


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