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Six years after its launch, this celebration of diversity keeps expanding

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11 | The BoomBachs

This band of UNT grads keeps Denton funky

17 | TWU Institute for Women’s Leadership

Plan your visit to this new TWU locale – and meet its director

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Don’t just buy your fresh fruits and flowers – pluck a bunch for yourself

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Filmmaker Ciara Boniface, winner of the Next Visionary Filmmaker from Disney Studios, answers questions with festival event programmer Linda Eaddy following a viewing of her short film during the 2018 Denton Black Film Festival.

the main events Denton Black Film Festival shakes things up Story by Rachel Linch Photos by Wendy Haun // Discover Denton

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or the past six years, the community of Denton has kicked off the new year by celebrating diversity. There’s only one event that could bring people of all ages and backgrounds out of their homes in the winter weather to watch films, laugh at comedians and enjoy live music each year. It’s the Denton Black Film Festival. “It’s the place where stories are told through art, music, comedy, spoken word and film,” festival director Harry Eaddy said. “We do two things at the festival: we share black culture and we build community.” This year, the five-day event will be held Jan. 22-26. The film, art, music and other showcases will take place in multiple venues across Denton over the week, and are open to anyone who would like to attend. “One of the things we really emphasize is that our festival is not just for black people; it is for everybody,” Eaddy said. “We just happen to share black culture and we want people to know more about black culture.”

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Denton Black Film Festival 2020 dates: January 22-26 Film screenings: Campus Theatre and Alamo Drafthouse More info: dentonbff.com

There are a few exciting additions to this year’s festival, including the first-ever Interactive Expo. The expo will be at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Denton Convention Center. “We’re going to showcase a number of companies with artificial intelligence, virtual reality (VR), augmented reality and smart cities,” Eaddy said. “When you go to a festival like South by Southwest, they have a very large interactive component. That’s what we’re going to have


A performer during Spoken Word takes a moment before beginning. (Photo courtesy of the Denton Black Film Festival)

as well.” Some of the other new aspects of the festival include an interactive art exhibit by Vicki Meek, and a standup comedy competition this year with prize money.

Also, for the first time, the festival will open with a jazz performance by featured artist Jazzmeia Horn in the Margo Jones Performance Hall at Texas Woman’s University. Eaddy is excited about these

new additions and another year of promoting diversity and inclusion, which he believes is one of the festival’s most important functions. Attendee Michael Gibson Jr. agrees that the festival is an experience of inclusion and diversity. The University of North Texas alumnus began attending the festival in 2017. In 2019, he had the opportunity to return as a filmmaker. The short film he co-wrote, titled Alora, was named First Runner-Up in Short Film last year. “It’s so much more than just about film,” Gibson Jr. said. “It’s about culture and bringing together the art, the music, the films. Not to knock the other festivals that I’ve been to, but I could just tell it was something special.” Eaddy hopes attendees have as positive an experience as Gibson had, and that they leave the festival with a broader understanding of black culture. “It’s an experience, not an event,” Eaddy said. “Part of the reason why I say that is because when you come you get to see aspects of culture in all of those areas: film, art, music, spoken word and comedy. Then you begin to understand more about the cultural significance.” discoverdenton.com

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Thin Line Fest Thin Line Fest is a five-day event showcasing documentary films, live music and an international photography competition. The best part? General admission is free with a festival badge. 2020 Dates: March 25-29, 2020 More info: thinline.us Photos by Wendy Haun // Discover Denton

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ow does one properly do ‘Jazzfest’, as the Denton Arts & Jazz Festival is popularly known? Don your flower crown and prep your arteries, because Lil’ d’s most popular spring festival turns the final weekend in April into a celebration of the unique components of Denton. Let’s take a deep dive into the 40th-annual Denton Arts & Jazz Festival with Denton Festival Foundation assistant director Kevin Lechler.

1. Check the lineups We all know that Brave Combo will be closing out the Jazz Stage on Sunday night, like usual. But who will be performing before them? All of the lineups for the seven stages of music will be posted in early April on dentonjazzfest.com, so check it out before you head to the park! Photo by Tammi Paul Photography

2. Bring your blankets With stages scattered around the park, frequently there are not enough benches for the crowds. Pack that blanket or lawn chair and scope out your spot and turn it into a picnic weekend! “The fest really has something for everybody. There’s art everywhere, there’s music everywhere,” Lechler said. Photo by Tammi Paul Photography

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4. Catch a Ride

3. Got kiddos?

The Denton Arts & Jazz Festival attracts festival-goers from all over.

Don’t forget a fun outing for your youngsters! Make

Make getting to and from the fest that much easier. The festival has

sure to bring them by the Children’s Art Tent and

partnered with the Denton County Transportation Authority in the past

the Percussion Petting Zoo so they can get inspired

years and this year will be no different - with shuttles running from

and make a little art of their own.

park-and-ride locations approximately every 30 minutes.

Photo courtesy of the Denton Festival Foundation

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Denton Arts & Jazz Festival 2020 dates: April 24-26 Location: Quakertown Park, 321 E. McKinney St Features: Three free days of live music, dance troupes, vendors, children’s activities and festival food

5. Explore the artists

Why not take home a beautiful piece of art as a memory? Throughout the grounds and in the Denton Civic Center are

2020 Headliners include Brave Combo More info: dentonjazzfest.com

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sounds of denton staples on the denton scene: the boombachs Keep funking it up Story by Bess Whitby Photos by Wendy Haun // Discover Denton

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hat sound you hear? If it’s funky, it’s probably The BoomBachs. This five-piece fusion of jazz and hip hop has been producing a distinctive brand of music since 2011. Simultaneously danceable and dense, catchy and technical, The BoomBachs manage to take disparate musical attributes and transmute them into a cohesive whole greater than its parts. “Our fearless leader [Marcus Wheat] created the band in 2011,” BoomBachs keyboardist and manager Matt Westmoreland explains. Wheat initially assembled the group as part

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of a project for a music composition class at the University of North Texas, but the project quickly turned extracurricular. Once the group heard what Wheat had been working on, Westmoreland says, “it was love at first listen.” The BoomBachs’ unique sound could be attributed to an eclectic collection of musical tastes and influences, ranging from The Roots to Oso Closo to fellow Denton band Snarky Puppy. But this distinctive flair can also be attributed to the band members’ varied backgrounds. Bassist Dave Farrell holds a degree in jazz bass, while Wheat and Westmoreland hold degrees in trumpet performance and music, respectively. Drummer Ray

The BoomBachs Members: Matt Westmoreland (keyboard), Marcus Wheat (keyboard), Connor Veteto (guitar), Dave Farrell (bass), Ray Rose (drums) Monthly events: Last Thursday residency at Harvest House More info: Facebook.com/ TheBoomBachs


Rose and guitarist Connor Veteto are completely self-taught. Each member has grown into their roles as part of a well-oiled machine, one that has solidified Denton as a breeding ground for skilled musicians.

Over the last eight years, the BoomBachs have graduated from a school side-project to a musical powerhouse, playing countless venues in the DFW area. And although Denton is rich in music of all genres, The BoomBachs

have something most local bands don’t: a monthly residency. The BoomBachs first held a residency at The Bearded Monk. When Harvest House opened their doors the same year, the band began reaching

out to the venue to book some shows. Westmoreland says that after playing several different events at the new venue (including Oaktopia’s “Pretopia” party in 2015, a show whose bill included well-known hip hop artist Astronautalis), the band moved their residency a few streets over. Since then, The BoomBachs have held a monthly Thursday night spot on Harvest House’s backstage, a spot they share with local openers like Leoncarlo, The Southpaw Preachers, MNKR, Kind Beats, and Kites and Boomerangs. So where are The BoomBachs now, eight years from their inception? Westmoreland says that aside from their residency, they are busy writing a new album and planning their second tour for 2020. Denton has much to look forward to from the band, which seems fitting, considering the love The BoomBachs have for their hometown. “In Denton, we’re inspired by the people and the sense of community we have for one another,” Westmoreland says.

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SOUND VALUES Tuesdays, 7 pm Local DJ Kind Beats has racked up countless interviews and intimate live performances with Denton-based musicians both fresh and established.

THE DENTON VIBE Tuesdays, 8 pm Since 2017, Diva Girl Ellie has made it her mission to shine a spotlight on Denton’s many visual artists, poets and writers with this weekly radio program.

DRC LIVE Wednesdays, 2 pm Stay on top of local news with two seasoned reporter from the Denton Record-Chronicle, Lucinda Breeding and Jenna Duncan.

THE COFFEE GRIND Thursdays, 10 am Hosted by the Denton Chamber of Commerce, The Coffee Grind is a weekly rundown of business news and happenings around Denton.

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tastes of denton A community around food Story by Kayla Laird Photos by Wendy Haun // Discover Denton

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enton knows food. Whether you’re looking for classic home-cooked southern delights or global cuisine, you can find it in Lil’ d. 940’s Kitchen and Cocktails is the perfect example. Located just off the downtown Denton Square, their menu offers a delicious middle ground between fine and casual dining. Furthermore, you won’t leave thirsty. This must-see Denton dining locale has 10 cocktails on tap, and even more they can make in-house. “We offer fine dining quality food and drinks at a casual atmosphere,” general manager Adam Wiley said. “We also like to have fun and be very creative here with our drinks and our food.” Since September 2015, 940’s has been dishing out good food and Denton vibes. The restaurant has honed a perfect menu and, according to Wiley, they have finally found their sweet spot. While the atmosphere is casual, the food is elevated. With menu options like short

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Eggplant Fries


rib grilled cheese, gouda mac and cheese and the famous 940’s Burger (arugula, blue cheese and roasted garlic aioli on a brioche bun), as well as their popular shrimp and grits entree, there is no way to go wrong at this Denton gem. For those who prefer more of a herbivorous diet, there’s plenty for you as well. Vegetarian appetizer and entree options include: eggplant fries, a wheat berry bowl and a brunch menu that includes Bananas Foster French toast. Come as you are with no reservation or dress code required, but with food this good, tables fill up fast. That healthy mix of casual and upscale has made it a hometown hit. “The original idea came from a few people coming together that really wanted to make a community hangout spot,” Wiley said. “Now that we are four years in, we definitely feel like a part of the Square community and have quite a regular customer base that really starts to feel like family.” Owned by Denton musician and Midlake drummer McKenzie Smith, 940’s epitomizes what it means to be a Dentonite. If the name “940” sounds familiar, that’s because you may have seen it when calling

Short Rib Grilled Cheese

a Denton phone number: 940 is Denton’s area code. “‘Dentoning’ to us is to make the dining experience feel like being a part of the community, and not just traveling somewhere for food and drinks,” Wiley said. “If you are a participant in activities on the Square, then you are a part of the community on the Square.”

940’s Kitchen & Cocktails Address: 219 W Oak St Phone: 940.218.6222 More info: 940s.com


cool treats of denton Gnome Cones Head down the street to a new, unique location that screams “Denton” – Gnome Cones! With gnome-hat-shaped snow cones and decorations that transport you into a fairytale land, their sweet treats are bound to offer a good time perfect for the whole family. Location: 205 N Elm St • 940.320.7772 More info: gnomecones.co

Frio’s Gourmet Pops These made-from-scratch locally-sourced pops are a delicious way to enjoy your dessert. With flavors like avocado-lime, blueberry lemonade and Banana Pud’n, you are bound to find a unique pop perfect for you. Both dairy-free and gluten-free options available. Location: 1640 W University Dr More info: friospops.com

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Beth Marie’s Old Fashioned Ice Cream Get your ice cream fix at Beth Marie’s, with two locations in town. This Denton staple has been on the Square since 1998, and offers over 130 unique flavors of ice cream all year. Locations: 117 W Hickory St • 940.384.1818 2900 Wind River Ln • 940.591.1010 More info: bethmaries.com

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TWU IS TRAINING THE NEXT GENERATION OF LEADERS – AND AN AIR FORCE VET IS LEADING THE CHARGE Story by Tyler Hicks Photos by Michael Modecki // TWU

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ou would never believe it, but Mary Saunders swears that, as a child, she was an introvert. Saunders is a retired Major General from the United States Air Force, and her authoritative baritone shows it. The veteran has the kind of voice that makes you stand up and take notice, whether you are a young cadet or a

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college student. Nowadays, the latter is more likely. As the executive director of the Leadership Institute at Texas Woman’s University, Saunders helps tomorrow’s leaders hone their skills on campus and in the community. The role is a natural fit for the experienced leader, but a far cry from where she initially thought she would be when she was a high schooler in Houston, her head in a book more often than it was in the clouds.

“I was always told, ‘If you don’t speak up, you’ll have a very hard time being successful,’” Saunders recalls of lessons learned in her youth. “So that’s what we have to do: teach people to speak up.” Saunders says the Institute was born from a simple idea: women are not invited to the table, and when you are not at the table, how can you ever effect change? The research certainly backs that up: less than 15 percent of top executive positions in American


corporations are held by women. But here’s the kicker: when they do hold those positions, women thrive. Four of every 10 U.S. businesses are owned by women, and they generate $3.1 trillion in revenue. Those numbers may be encouraging, but to Saunders, they are far from satisfying; she wants more. Through classes, workshops and on-site collaborations with local businesses, students see firsthand what it is like to have a seat at the table – and develop the skills they need to lead the conversation. The Institute employs a threetiered approach through three centers: one for Leadership, one for Women Entrepreneurs, and one for Women in Politics & Public Policy. “We’re creating well-rounded people,” Saunders said. “We don’t think everyone has to be a Congresswoman, but look around. You can be part of the solution.”

AND YOU CAN EXPERIENCE HISTORY

Because of the hard work of people like Saunders, TWU has rapidly become a hub for history lovers. Take, for example, the Texas Women’s Hall of Fame, of which Saunders is a member. From the military to the arts, the exhibit showcases the women who have done their town and Texas proud. The university is also

Jane Nelson Institute of Women’s Leadership Includes: Center for Student Leadership, Center for Women Entrepreneurs and Center for Women in Politics and Public Policy Location: Stoddard Hall 103 INTERACTIVE HISTORY EXHIBIT SET TO OPEN IN APRIL 2020 Features: Pioneering Women Exhibit, Suffrage Exhibit and 2018 Election Exhibit featuring female elected officials NANCY P. AND THADDEUS E. PAUP LECTURE SERIES March 5, 2020: Jamison Lecture featuring author Angie Thomas More info: twu.edu/institute-womens-leadership

home to The Woman’s Collection, the southwest’s most renowned source of art, archives and archives commemorating and celebrating the women who have made – literally – history in Texas and beyond. Visitors to the university and the halls that practically brim with history will be able to step back in time to an era where women serving in the military was virtually unheard of, yet a few fearless leaders led the way. At the same time, you’ll be standing on the same green that

houses Saunders’ office. Because of this, TWU sits at the intersection of history and progress – which, if you ask Saunders, are two sides of the same coin. “When you listen to the lessons of the past, you can see how things were done, how success was forged,” she says, her powerful baritone flirting with the kind of rhapsodic eulogizing she relishes in the biographies she reads. “You can learn so much about someone by listening to their successes.” discoverdenton.com

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TIMELINE OF WOMEN’S RIGHT TO VOTE World Anti-Slavery Convention by Benjamin Robert Haydon (d. 1846) from British National Portrait Gallery

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As TWU celebrates women making an impact, let’s look back at the women who fought for the right to vote.

Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton circa 1900 from US Library of Congress Prints and Photographs division

1866 Future Women’s Convent hosts Lucretia Mott and Elizabeth Cady Stanton are barred from attending the World Anti-Slavery Convention. They are inspired to form the convention, which they host in Seneca Falls, New York, in 1849.

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Alongside Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton forms the American Equal Rights Association, an organization committed to granting all people – regardless of color or gender – the right to vote.

1878 The first amendment advocating women’s suffrage is proposed in Congress – the first of many that will go before Congress for a vote over the next decade. Matilda Joslyn Gage from US Library of Congress Prints and Photographs division

Anthony and Matilda Joslyn Gage attend the nation’s centennial celebration in Philadelphia, but they are not there for revelry. The duo present a “Declaration of Rights for Women” to the Vice President.

1919 The Senate finally passes the Nineteenth Amendment.

Aug. 26, 1920 Three quarters of the state legislatures ratify the Nineteenth Amendment. Women gain the right to vote.

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1890 Wyoming is admitted to the Union, and the state’s constitution granted women the right to vote.

1918 President Woodrow Wilson throws his support behind women’s suffrage, and speaks to the Senate on the topic. Women college suffragists picket in front of the White House, 1917 from Library of Congress


SAUNDERS’ STORY: FROM LEADING THE US AIR FORCE TO TWU

Saunders grew up in Houston, the youngest She takes a break from reminiscing on this of six siblings: five girls, one boy. That large particular project, and you can tell the punchline to of a family would have made it easy to fade this tale is about to be good. into the background at home and at school. Yet “That time, six of the seven said yes.” Saunders scrapped for a That high level of seat at the table. When communication skills paid asked what her biggest dividends for Saunders, accomplishment is (no who became the highesteasy question for a ranking African American decorated war veteran woman in the Air Force. with awards named after She served in Korea, and her) Saunders pauses, her leadership in the sky collects her thoughts, and on the ground earned then says, “surviving her many of the military’s as an introvert in an top plaudits, including a extroverted world.” Distinguished Service Medal, She merged her love the Meritorious Service of reading with her Medal, the Joint Service brother’s steely resolve. Commendation Medal, the He enlisted in the National Defense Service Air Force well before Medal with two bronze Saunders, providing stars and the Korea Defense her an early blueprint Service Medal. After she for what success in the retired in 2005, she returned military could look like. to Texas and her alma mater. Not that Saunders needed She quickly realized how a blueprint. much TWU had changed. Major General Mary Saunders (right) at the Veteran When Saunders attended “I’ve always known Enlistment Ceremony. (Photo by Michael Modecki // TWU) the university to study that I wanted to make a contribution somehow,” she social work, it was home says. “And I’ve always been driven by missions. to a miniscule number of people of color. Now, ‘What is the mission? Let’s define it, and move minorities comprise 45 percent of the university’s out.’” student population. And that is not the only shift. By the time Saunders enlisted, years of high “When I came in, women were studying to become school Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) had teachers, nurses or librarians,” she says. “That prepared her for the physical challenges of Air Force wasn’t a TWU thing; it was an everywhere thing. training. The wake-up calls were a different story. But now, women are half of the people graduating “They start waking you up at 4:30 in the from college. We’re half of the people graduating morning,” she says, her serious tone melting away from law and medical school. It’s a whole new to reveal a Major General laugh that matches her world.” Major General voice. “So, that was different.” A world that will be shaped by students like The early mornings were not the only timing those in the Institute. Saunders takes great pride quirk to which Saunders had to adjust. in the work that the Institute has already started, “Your presentations are not at 4:30 or 5:00; they’re in particular the classes for women entrepreneurs. at 4:12 or 5:12, and you have exactly eight minutes,” These classes connect women to local businesses, she explains. “But I can tell you this: I never went giving them a firsthand look at how companies over the time limit.” operate. Those practices may seem trivial, but they helped “This is not just helping our current students; it’s Saunders master the art of communication. It is helping our community,” Saunders says. When she how, for example, she was able to earn buy-in from was in the Air Force, her and her fellow soldiers on senior officials for high dollar airplane projects. base would often serve the local communities. The “Missions cost money,” she is quick to note. “So if location has changed, but her philosophy has not. I need five people to say yes, I’ll go to seven pilots. “That’s how we thrive,” she says. “We take off ‘The Air Force requires your team to fly this many together.” hours, which means this much training, this many - Story by Tyler Hicks planes, and this much money.’”

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very year, another group of amazing grads from the University of North Texas and Texas Woman’s University leave Denton to take on the world. While we wish y’all wouldn’t be in such a rush to leave us, make sure you celebrate in true #Dentoning fashion with your family and friends! Whether you need a caterer for your grad party, new duds to complete that perfect grad look or want to get a jump on booking the hotel for out-of-town guests (do it QUICK - they fill up before you know it!) you can find all the things to throw an amazing grad party at discoverdenton.com! So we’ll see y’all around, new alumni, and don’t forget: Denton will always be here waiting for you.

University of North Texas Spring Commencement May 7: Graduate ceremonies May 8: Undergraduate ceremonies & Grad Block Party May 9-10: Undergraduate ceremonies Location: UNT Coliseum More info: commencement.unt.edu Photos courtesy of UNT Photo

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Texas Woman’s University Spring Commencement May 8: Graduate ceremonies May 9: Undergraduate ceremonies Location: Kitty Magee Arena More info: twu.edu/registrar Photo by Michael Modecki // TWU

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our spring can always be more fresh. And like Momma says: if you want something done right, you have to do it yourself. Why shouldn’t that apply to the flowers you put on your table, or the fresh fruit you use to make spring pies? If you want to find a fresh way to celebrate the season, grab a friend and “pick” your own spring! There are a lot of options in and around Denton to get your springtime fix, so let’s explore.

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a local touch FRESH FRUIT AND FLOWERS ARE JUST A SHORT DRIVE AWAY Texas Tulips

It’s no secret that Texas Tulips is the best place to go for springtime photos. With rows and rows of reds, yellows, purples and oranges, your tulip wonderland awaits. Owned by Pieter and Petra Koeman, this colorful canvas of flowers has 100 varieties of tulips, bringing a taste of The Netherlands to Pilot Point. Texas Tulips has been a North Texas springtime staple since Address: 10656 FM2931, 2011. It’s so popular that they Pilot Point are even expanding to San Antonio. But for now, it’s all Phone: 940.440.0232 ours. The entrance fee is $5 Tulip season: February-April per person, with discounts More info: texas-tulips.com available for veterans, seniors and students, and each stem is Photo courtesy of Pieter Koeman $2.50.

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Caring for your tulips You’ve found the perfect mix of tulips, now how do you keep them looking perky on your end table? Here’s some suggestions.

1. Pick Young Tulips

Tulips that haven’t quite opened up yet when you snatch them up will last even longer! Maybe even grab a stem with a green bud that doesn’t have its color yet.

2. Trim Your Stems

After a safe transport home in damp paper towels, trim the stems 1/4th of an inch from the bottom, at an angle. Remove the leaves towards the bottom as well!

3. Pick the Right Vase

Your vase should be tall enough to hold half the tulip height. Tulips that aren’t supported will bend forward and die faster. Make sure the vase is clean and filled with cool water.

4. Position Your Tulips Right

Check the stems at the bottom. Your tulips should be evenly distributed so they don’t crowd each other for their water source!

5. Feed Your Tulips

Found commonly at florists, nurseries and home improvement stores, flower food will extend the life of your blooms.

5. Keep Away from Heat

Warm windows with direct light, heating vents and other sources of bright light and warmth will shorten the life of your tulips.

PAIR YOUR TULIPS WITH... Since tulips are a spring floral, there are several other colorful blooms, many of which may grow in your own yard, that will accompany tulips beautifully in a vase on your table. This blooms include: daffodils, irises, hycanith and crocus blooms.

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Photo courtesy of Gemini Rose & Peach Farm

Gemini Rose & Peach Farm

The Gemini Rose & Peach Farm is a hidden gem in Denton. In a little neighborhood off Haggard Lane, this pick-your-own peach and rose farm is sure to bring you some small-town feels. Owned by Jim and Janet Herbison, this four-acre haven of roses is the place to go for your fruit and flowers. The Herbisons lay claim to 140 peach trees with 15 different varieties of peaches that ripen at different times throughout the summer. Pick a halfbushel for $15 or a full-bushel for $30 to create your favorite summertime treat. “I enjoy families with small children coming to my garden. The children learn where peaches come from,” Jim says. Smelling something sweet? It’s probably the 1,000 rose bushes you can enjoy throughout the property! With 250 different varieties of roses, you can give that special someone a bouquet like no other. Pay a visit to Jim and Janet to enjoy the best of what a Texas summer has to offer — a juicy peach. Trust us when we say this: It’s worth being out in the heat.

Gemini Rose & Peach Farm Address: 1301 Haggard Ln Peach season: June-August More info: geminipeachandrosefarm.com

Picked your peaches and need a tasty recipe? Check out this recipe from tasteofhome.com for a refreshing beverage! 25

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Pecan Creek Strawberry Farm

Photo courtesy of Janey Cooper Photography

Pecan Creek Strawberry Farm Address: 12141 Foutch Rd, Pilot Point Strawberry season: February-May More info: Facebook.com - Pecan Creek Strawberry Farm Facebook includes daily updates of field conditions and strawberry availability

Get lost in strawberry fields forever at the Pecan Creek Strawberry Farm. This sweet little four-acre farm is located in Pilot Point, Texas, and is owned by Chris and Kylie Demases. Chris is a fourthgeneration farmer, and Kylie has been working on farms for more than 10 years. That means they know how to grow the best strawberries in town, so don’t question it, dang it! “My favorite thing is the sweet flavor you get from a fresh ripe berry straight off the plant,” Chris says. “We love seeing the joy that it brings customers of all ages who pick buckets of fresh berries.” All you need to pick your own bucket is, well, a bucket. That’ll only run you $3, and you can reuse next time you visit to carry the perfect strawberries to take home. Once you’ve picked all you can pick, head to the checkout stand to weigh your sweet treats, which are just $5 per pound. There is no minimum or maximum purchase when picking the berries, and they will allow picking for as long as the field allows. In addition, there is no parking or entrance fee. You read that right: You’ve picked (pun intended) the perfect wallet-friendly way to have fun. This year, the couple has expanded the field, and now has over 50,000 strawberry plants. That’s a lot of jam. But you can find more than strawberries and homemade jam at Pecan Creek Strawberry Farm. This sweet couple now dishes up fresh soft serve strawberry ice cream.

Now you’ve got your berries, what do you do with them? Check out this recipe from tasteofhome.com for a delicious breakfast! discoverdenton.com

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kickoff

FÚTBOL FEVER Story by Tyler Hicks Photos by Daniel McCullough // Denton Diablos

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he best word for Denton’s newfound love of soccer is “fever.” Mercifully, this fever only strikes once every four years, and tends to dwindle fast. It’s futbol fever – the World Cup strand, specifically – and I fall prey to it every time the men and women in the red, white and blue take the international stage. Despite the inevitable disappointment (from the men) and predictable domination (from the women), I keep succumbing to the fever – but only every four years.

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Denton’s semipro soccer team has fans falling in love

Denton Diablos Season: May-July Field: Mean Green Soccer Stadium Tickets: $5 More info: dentondiablos.com

Then the Diablos came to town. As the classic fair weather football fan, I was far more interested in Denton’s sounds than its soccer. But while I was busy grooving to the likes of Rosegarden Funeral Party, the likes of Sam Garza, Nicolas Taylor and

Jalen James were leading Denton’s first fútbol team to unprecedented dominance in their inaugural season. The Denton Diablos was the brainchild of two soccer-loving Dentonites who met for a pint at East Side and left with plans to bring their city its very own soccer team. “We knew we wanted a homegrown team, one that reflected the talent and passion of this city,” general manager Rusty Oglesby says. “Our goal was two-fold: How can we give Denton a team they’re proud of, and how can we give soccer plays an opportunity to take their game to the next level?” After eighteen months of scouting, recruiting and roster building, that


Above: Diablos coach Chad Rakestraw speaks to his team before a game in 2019. At left: Diablos player Nicky Hernandez pushes the ball upfield in a game against the Ft. Worth Vaqueros. Opposite page: Members of the Denton Harbingers fan club cheer on the Diablos.

dream came to fruition. Garza, Taylor, James, along with a wily mix of collegiate players, international footballers, older vets, and players from the team’s open tryouts took the National Premier Soccer League by storm. It was a homegrown success story, and the best part? The Diablos skipped the rags part and went straight to the riches. Their first season saw them skyrocket to the very top of their division’s standings, and come plays away from the conference crown. “I don’t want to sound too cheesy, but it really was a storybook season,” Oglesby says. “I mean, we couldn’t have written it any better.” Early on in the Diablos’ inaugural season, I headed to Mean Green

Soccer Stadium to see the ragtag group in action. What is typically a sea of green had been transformed into a sea of black and red, the colors of choice for the foreboding Diablos. Wearing face paint, clapping noise makers and waving flags of origin to honor the team’s international roster, the Diablo fans rocked the house with a frenetic fervor and a rowdy, raucous performance that rivaled that of the team on the pitch. Meanwhile, my new friends, the Harbingers fan club, took me to school, teaching me phrases like the aforementioned “pitch” and imparting important wisdom about the nuances of the game. The Diablos turned out to be the perfect team through which I could learn about the beautiful

game. While international teams are replete with egocentric, megapaid superstars, and MLS teams have become a retirement plan for those international stars, the Denton Diablos have none of the pretension or ego of any other fútbol team out there. “This is a way for some guys to give back to the game that has given them so much,” Oglesby says. The roster, a mix of hometown heroes and soccer veterans, includes Denton High School alums who now play soccer at top-tier universities across the country. “We have guys from the North Carolina Tar Heels playing for us,” Oglesby says. “Some players came from New Mexico and Tennessee to try out. The enthusiasm has surpassed our wildest imaginations.” Yet as varied as their origins are, Diablos – and their fans – are in this for one thing and one thing only: they love the game, and like their founders, they want to share that love with the city of Denton and its denizens. And that, my friends, is a fever worth catching. But this time, I won’t wait four years to succumb to it. Instead, when the Diablos return to Mean Green Soccer Stadium for a second season of action in summer 2020, I’ll be there. As they say, somos Diablos. discoverdenton.com

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itineraries Come on a craft beer crawl!

Denton is developing quite the reputation for delicious craft beer. Porters, stouts, witbiers, sours we’ve got it all! But how does one find brews that are truly local - those made right here in Denton? Come along with us as we take you on a little craft brewery pub crawl. For even more tasty craft beer goodness, download our Discover Lil D app and take one of our Tours.

Bell Ave

Photo courtesy of Denton County Brewing Co

Photo by Wendy Haun

Denton County Brewing Company Address: 200 E McKinney St

Armadillo Ale Works

Oakland St Oakland St

Year-round beers: Gold Crash Blonde Ale,

Address: 221 S Bell Ave

Home Grown Hero Wheat, London Fog NEIPA,

Year-round beers: Greenbelt Farmhouse Wheat,

Poppy’s Brown Ale and Lights Out Stout

Land Yacht IPA, Honey Please Mesquite Bean

More info: dentoncbc.com

Blonde Ale, Tropical Squeeze Sour Ale

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Oak St

Hickory St

More info: armadilloaleworks.com

Austin St

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Barley & Board Address: 100 W Oak St

Elm St

Photo by Veronica Maldonado

Monthly rotating beer options More info: barleyandboard.com

Howling Mutt Address: 205 N Cedar St

Cedar St

Year-round beers: Smashed Blonde Ale, Cold Smoke Brown Ale More info: howlingmuttbrewing.com

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transportation Getting to Denton VIA CAR

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Denton is conveniently located at the intersection of I-35E and I-35W north of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex.

VIA AIR DFW International Airport • 27-mile drive Dallas Love Field • 36-mile drive

VIA PUBLIC TRANSIT From Dallas Area Rapid Transit: Take DART’s Green Line to Trinity Mills Station, transfer to the DCTA A-train at Trinity Mills to the Downtown Denton Transit Center Pro-Tip: Park at MedPark and ride the A-train to the Downtown Denton Transit Center for free! DCTA • 940.243.0077 • ridedcta.net *NOTE: The DCTA A-train does not operate on Sundays

OTHER OPTIONS FOR TRAVEL TO DENTON A-Style Limo • 972.571.6237 • astylelimoservice.com Uber • uber.com Lyft • lyft.com

Photo courtesy of Denton County Transportation Authority

Getting around Denton

Denton is a very walkable city, with many festivals and events in our vibrant downtown. Just park your car and move around, it’s the best way to explore everything Denton has to offer! The blue lots on the map are free parking areas. The areas shaded in orange are privately-owned lots with paid parking. There is also free, timed street parking throughout downtown. Head to discoverdenton.com for a full trip planner and the latest parking information. discoverdenton.com

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PLACES OF INTEREST 1 Denton County Courthouse-on-the-Square

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Denton Enterprise Airport

2 Golden Triangle Mall

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DCTA Downtown Denton Transit Center

3 Denton Crossing shopping center

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DCTA MedPark Station

4 Unicorn Lake shopping center

HOTELS

5 Denton County Historical Park

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6 Denton Firefighters’ Museum 7 North Texas Fairgrounds 8 Stonehill Center shopping center 9 Rayzor Ranch shopping center 10 UNT Coliseum/Super Pit 11 Murchison Performing Arts Center 12 Apogee Stadium

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13 Pioneer Hall/Kitty Magee Arena

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Motel 6

14 Little Chapel in the Woods

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America’s Best Value Inn

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Budget Host Inn

15 CH Collins Athletic Complex

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Hampton Inn & Suites

16 South Lakes Park & Eureka Playground (picnic areas, basketball, tennis, running trails, fishing pier)

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Evers Park (baseball fields, picnic areas, playground)

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Staybridge Suites

18 Quakertown Park (playground, walking trail, picnic areas)

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Super 8 Motel

19 Denia Park (walking trail, basketball, soccer, picnic areas)

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20 Civic Center Pool (seasonal outdoor facility)

45 Best Western Premier Crown Chase

21 Water Works Park & Skate Park

46 Courtyard by Marriott

22 North Lakes Park (walking trails, picnic areas, sand volleyball, driving range, soccer complex)

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23 Wiggly Field Dog Park (fenced in areas for both large and small dogs)

48 Holiday Inn Express & Suites

24 North Lakes Dog Park (fenced in areas for both large and small dogs)

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calendar YEAR ROUND April through November Denton Community Market Every Saturday from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Denton County Historical Park dentoncommunitymarket.com First Friday of every month First Friday Denton firstfridaydenton.com

Jan. 10-19 The Humans Campus Theatre dentoncommunitytheatre.com Jan. 18 Denton Bridal Show Monroe Pearson dentonbridalshow.com

March 7 North Texas Horse Country Tours horsecountrytours.com March 12-15 Texas Storytelling Festival tejasstorytelling.com

March 25-29 Thin Line Fest Downtown Denton thinline.us March 28-29 Spring Open House Downtown Denton dentonmainstreet.org

January 22-26 Denton Black Film Festival Downtown Denton dentonbff.com

March 27-29, April 2-5 A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum Campus Theatre dentoncommunitytheatre.com

APRIL Photo by Wendy Haun

FEBRUARY Feb. 7-May 9 Materials Hard & Soft Patterson-Appleton Arts Center dentonarts.com Feb. 21-March 1 Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street Campus Theatre musictheatreofdenton.com DENTON LIVE

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March 13-22 Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead Black Box Theatre dentoncommunitytheatre.com

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January - June 2020

Photo by Kristen Watson

April 4 North Texas Horse Country Tours horsecountrytours.com April 4 Denton Redbud Festival Quakertown Park kdb.org Thursdays April-June Twilight Tunes Downtown Denton dentonmainstreet.org April 24-26 Denton Arts & Jazz Festival Quakertown Park dentonjazzfest.com

May 1-10 A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder Campus Theatre musictheatreofdenton.com May 2 North Texas Horse Country Tours horsecountrytours.com May 2 Denton Cinco de Mayo dentoncinco.org May 7-9 UNT Graduation commencement.unt.edu May 8-9 TWU Graduation twu.edu/registrar May 29-31 Lucky John Point Bank Black Box Theatre dentoncommunitytheatre.com

Photo by Tammi Paul Photography

JUNE June 5-14 Blithe Spirit Campus Theatre dentoncommunitytheatre.com June 12-14 Juneteenth Fred Moore Park juneteenthdentontx.org June 21 Make Music Day discoverdenton.com June 26-July 5 The Who’s Tommy Campus Theatre dentoncommunitytheatre.com


July-December 2020 JULY July 4 Yankee Doodle Parade Downtown Denton dentonparks.com

North Texas Fair & Rodeo (Photo by Wendy Haun // Discover Denton)

July 4 Denton Kiwanis Fireworks Show Apogee Stadium dentonkiwanisclub.org July 31-August 2 Time Stands Still Black Box Theatre dentoncommunitytheatre.com

AUGUST August 7-16 Mamma Mia! Campus Theatre dentoncommunitytheatre.com August 14-29 North Texas Fair & Rodeo North Texas Fairgrounds ntfair.com

OCTOBER

Denton Holiday Lighting Festival (Photo by Ed Steele Photography)

Thursdays in October Twilight Tunes Downtown Denton dentonmainstreet.org October 3 North Texas Horse Country Tours horsecountrytours.com October 3 Dog Days of Denton North Texas Fairgrounds dogdaysdenton.com Denton Arts & Autos Extravaganza (Photo by Tammi Paul Photography)

SEPTEMBER September 12 Arts & Autos Extravaganza Downtown Denton dentonmainstreet.org September 18-20 Denton Blues Festival Quakertown Park discoverdenton.com

October 24 Denton’s Day of the Dead Festival Industrial Street dentondayofthedeadfestival.com

NOVEMBER

DECEMBER December 4 Denton Holiday Lighting Festival Downtown Denton dentonholidaylighting.com

November 7 North Texas Horse Country Tours horsecountrytours.com

December 4-5 Wassail Weekend Downtown Denton dentonmainstreet.org

November 21 Turkey Roll Bicycle Rally dentonturkeyroll.com

December 5 North Texas Horse Country Tours horsecountrytours.com discoverdenton.com

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2450 Brinker Rd • 940.387.1000 • bestwesterntexas.com 1500 Dallas Dr • 940.387.3511 • budgethost.com 4050 Mesa Dr • 940.320.5150 • comfortinn.com 2800 Colorado Blvd • 940.382.4600 • marriott.com 4211 N. I-35 • 940.600.1527 • daysinn.com

3100 Town Center Trail • 940.243.3799 • embassysuites3.hilton.com 2900 W University Dr • 940.384.1700 • marriott.com 1513 Centre Place • 940.891.4900 • dentonsuites.hamptoninn.com 3110 Colorado Blvd • 940.891.4700 • denton.hgi.com 4485 I-35 • 940.808.0600 • hiexpress.com

3180 S. I-35E • 940.205.5100 • hiexpress.com

2907 Shoreline Dr • 940.382.0420 • homewoodsuites3.hilton.com 601 N I-35E • 940.566.1990 • knightsinn.com 4465 N. I-35 • 940.808.0444 • lq.com 4125 N. I-35 • 940.566.4798 • motel6.com 3116 Bandera St • 940.383.1681 • redroof.com 3761 S I-35E • 940.272.3800 • marriott.com/dfwrd 2204 San Jacinto Blvd • 940.287.3700 • ihg.com/staybridge 1434 Centre Place Dr • 940.383.4100 • marriott.com 700 Fort Worth Dr • 940.387.5840 • staystudio6.com 620 S I-35E • 940.380.8888 • super8.com 2602 Lillian Miller Pkwy • 940.243.4919 • denton-wildwoodinn.com 4505 I-35 • 940.387.3400 • woodspring.com

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